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The swelling flood, and raging flame,
Hear and obey his word;
Our Saviour is the Lord.
HYMN XCIX.—Deut. xxxii. 9, 19. 1 The saints Immanuel's portion are,
Redeem'd by price, reclaim'd by powr; His special choice, and tender care,
Owns them and guards them ev'ry hour, 2. He finds them in a barren land,
Beset with sins, and fears, and foes;
HYMN C.--Hebrews, xiii. 20-22.. 1 Now may he who from the dead
Brought the Shepherd of the sheep,
All our souls in safety keep!
And preserve us day and night!..
HYMN CI.--2 Corinthians, xiii. 14.
The peace which God alone reveals,
1 To thee our wants are known,
From thee are all our pow'rs;
And pardon what is ours :
2 Oh, grant that each of us
Now met before thee here,
When thou and thine appear!
| The FATHER we adore,
And everlasting Son,
The glorious Three in One. 2 At the creation's birth
This song was sung on high, Shall sound, through ev'ry age, on earth,
And through eternity.
HYMN cy. 1 Father of angels and of men,
Saviour, who hast us bought, Spirit, by whom we're born again,
And sanctify'd and taught!
Thy people's song shall be,
"Rev. saj. 20.
To Jesus, who for sinners dy'd ;
By whom our souls are sanctify'd.
By angels, through the starry spheres ;
HYMN CVII. Ye saints on earth, ascribe, with heav'n's high host, Glory and honour to the One in three; To God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, As was, and is, and evermore shall be.
THE KITE; OR, PRIDE MUST HAVE A FALL
My waking dreams are best conceald,
ONCE on a time a paper kite Was mounted to a wondrous height, Where, giddy with its elevation, It thus express'd self-admiration : “ See how yon crowds of gazing people " Admire my flight above the steeple; “ How would they wonder if they knew “ All that a kite like me can do? “ Were I but free, I'd take a flight, “ And pierce the clouds beyond their sight, ,“ But, ah! like a poor pris’ner bound, “ My string confines me near the ground: “ I'd brave the eagle's tow'ring wing, “Might I but fly without a string."
It tugg’d and pulld, while thus it spoke, To break the string—at last it broke. Depriv’d at once of all its stay, In vain it try'd to soar away; Unable its own weight to bear, It flutter'd downward through the air ;