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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.

16 FIRST PART. L. M.

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.

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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.

18 FIRST PART. L. M.

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.

18 SECOND PART. L. M.

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.

THIRD PART. L. M.

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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.

19 FIRST PART. S. M.

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;

We are not left to nature's voice
To bid us know the Lord.

5 His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes;

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