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6 He loves his enemies, and prays
For those that curse him to his face;
And doth to all men still the same
That he would hope or wish from them.
7 Yet, when his holiest works are done,
His soul depends on grace alone:
This is the man thy face shall see,
And dwell for ever, Lord, with thee.
RESERVE me, Lord, in time of need:
For succour to thy throne I flee,
But have no merits there to plead :
My goodness cannot reach to thee.
2 Oft have my heart and tongue confessed
How empty and how poor I am :
My praise can never make thee blest,
Nor add new glories to thy name.
3 Yet, Lord, thy saints on earth may reap
Some profit by the good we do;
These are the company I keep,
These are the choicest friends I know.
4 How fast their guilt and sorrows rise,
Who haste to seek some idol-god |
I will not taste their sacrifice,
Their offerings of forbidden blood.
5 My God provides a richer cup,
And nobler food to live upon;
He for my life has offered up
Jesus, his best beloved Son.
6 His love is my perpetual feast;
By day his counsels guide me right;
And be his name for ever blest,
Who gives me sweet advice by night.
7 I set him still before mine eyes;
At my right hand he stands prepared
To keep my soul from all surprise,
And be my everlasting guard.
16 SECOND PART. L. M.
W HEN God is nigh, my faith is strong,
! His arm is my almighty prop:
Be glad my heart, rejoice my tongue,
My dying flesh shall rest in hope.
2 Though in the dust I lay my head,
Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not leave
My soul for ever with the dead,
Nor lose thy children in the grave.
3 My flesh shall thy first call obey,
Shake off the dust and rise on high ;
Then shalt thou lead the wondrous way
Up to thy throne above the sky.
4 There streams of endless pleasure flow;
And full discoveries of thy grace,
Which we but tasted here below,
Spread heavenly joys through all the place.
Loo. I am thine ; but thou wilt prove
My faith, my patience, and my love;
When men of spite against me join,
They are the sword, the hand is thine.
2 Their hope and portion lie below;
'Tis all i. happiness they know :
'Tis all they seek; they take their shares,
And leave the rest among their heirs.
3 What sinners value, I resign ;
Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine:
I shall behold thy blissful face,
And stand complete in righteousness.
4 This life's a dream, an empty show;
But the bright world to which I go
Hath joys substantial and sincere;
When shall I wake and find me there?
5 O glorious hour ! O blest abode 1
I shall be near, and like my God;
And flesh and sin no more control
The sacred pleasures of the soul.
6 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound;
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise.
HEE will I love, O Lord, my strength, My rock, my tower, my high defence; Thy mighty arm shall be my trust, For I have found salvation thence.
2 Death and the terrors of the grave,
Stood round me with their dismal shade;
While floods of high temptation rose,
And made my sinking soul afraid.
3 I saw the opening gates of hell,
With endless pains and sorrows there,
Which none but they that feel can tell,
While I was hurried to despair.
4 In my distress I called my God,
When I could scarce believe him mine;
He bowed his ear to my complaint,
And proved his saving grace divine.
5 With speed he flew to my relief,
As on a cherub's wing he rode;
Awful and bright as lightning shone
The face of my deliverer, God.
6 Temptations fled at his rebuke,
The blast of his almighty breath;
He sent salvation from on high,
And drew me from the deeps of death.
7 Great were my fears, my foes were great, Much was their strength, and more their rage;
But Christ, my Lord, is conqueror still.
In all the wars the proud can wage.
8 My song for ever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour;
And give the glory to the Lord,
Due to his mercy and his power.
Loo. thou hast seen my soul sincere, Hast made thy truth and love appear;
Before mine eyes I set thy laws,
And thou hast owned my righteous cause.
2 Since I have learned thy holy ways,
I’ve walked upright before thy face:
Or if my feet did e'er depart,
Thy love reclaimed my wandering heart.
3 What sore temptations broke my rest !
What wars and strugglings in my breast !
But through thy grace that reigns within,
I guard against my darling sin.
4 That sin that close besets me still,
That works and strives against my will;
When shall thy Spirit's sovereign power
Destroy it, that it rise no more ?
5 With an impartial hand, the Lord
Deals out to mortals their reward;
The kind and faithful souls shall find
A God more faithful and more kind.
6 The just and pure shall ever say,
Thou art more pure, more just than they :
And men that love revenge shall know,
God hath an arm of vengeance too.
JUš. are thy ways, and true thy word,
Great Rock of my secure abode;
Who is a God beside the Lord 7
Or where’s a refuge like our God?
2. 'Tis he that girds me with his might,
Gives me his holy sword to wield;
And, while with sin and hell I fight,
Spreads his salvation for my shield.
3 He lives, and blessings crown his reign,
The God of my salvation lives:
The dark designs of hell are vain,
While heavenly peace my Father gives.
4 Before the scoffers of the age,
I will exalt my Father's name;
Nor tremble at their mighty rage,
But meet reproach, and bear the shame.
5 To David and his royal seed
Thy grace for ever shall extend :
Thy love to saints, in Christ their head,
Knows not a limit, nor an end.
Boo the lofty sky
Declares its Maker, God |
And all the starry works on high
Proclaim his power abroad.
2 The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same;
While night to day, and day to night,
Divinely teach his name.
3 In every different land,
Their general voice is known;
They show the wonders of his hand,
And orders of his throne.
4 Ye Christian lands, rejoice,
Here he reveals his word;