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Smile on me, dearest Lord, and then
293. C. M. Swain.
And view my starry crown ;
Nor hell can pull me down.
That lift their heads on high, Shall all be levell'd in the dust
Their very names shall die.
Built by Jehovah's hands ;
Of my salvation stands.
WHAT mighty wonders faith has done !
294. C. M. Neale. Triumph of Faith....Dan. iii. 13-25. 1
0, who can e'er recount The num'rous vict'ries it has won,
Or tell the vast amount ?
The Hebrew champions stood,
Resisting unto blood.
And all his fury brave,
Was able them to save.
Who did such faith inspire,
Amidst consuming fire.
Nor need we ever fear,
Tho' call'd thro' floods or flames to pass,
295. S. M. Beddome. Precious Faith.... Eph. ii. 8....2 Pet. i. 1. 1 "AITH—'tis a precious grace,
Where'er it is bestow'd!
And is the gift of God! 2 Jesus it owns a King,
An all-atoning priest;
But looks for all in Christ. 3 . To him it leads the soul,
When fill'd with deep distress;
And trusts his righteoustiess. 4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
And that divinely free ;
To work this faith in me.
296. 8. Hart. Victorious Faith....Rom. 1. 17. THE moment a sinner believes,
And trusts in his crucify'd God, His pardon at once he receives,
Redemption in full thro' his blood. 2 Tho' thousands and thousands of foes,
Against him in malice unite,
Led forth by the Spirit to fight.
The work of God's Spirit it is.
It vanquishes death and despair ;
And, what is still stranger to tell,
It overcomes heaven by pray'r.
That stand betwixt God and the soul;
And makes their sore consciences whole 6 Bids sins of a crimson-like dye
Be spotless as snow, and as white ;
297. L. M. Scott.
Supremely good, supremely wise,
But let it still be near to God.
Renew the visits of thy grace ;
And thence each baneful evil chase. 3 Thus while we sojourn here below,
Let streams of mercy round us flow;
298. L. M. Scott.
Going to a new Habitation. 1 HERÈ'ER the Lord shall build my house,
An altar to his name I'll raise : There, morn and ev’ning, shall ascend
The sacrifice of pray’r and praise.
Shall search the records of thy law ;
With filial reverence and awe.]
With warm, united hearts we'll pay
Our grateful tribute to the Lord. 4 Here fix, dear Lord, thy sacred rest,
And spread the banner of thy love, 'Till ripen'd for the heav'nly world, We rise and join the church above.
299. C. M. Scott.
Settling in a new Habitation. 1 TOW let our hearts their glory wake,
The sacred song to raise ;
To shout Jehovah's praise. 2 To us a goodly heritage
His providence assigns,
Marks out our happy lines.
A grateful altar raise :
The house of pray'r and praise. 4 Here may his secret breathings fan
Devotion to a flame,
Tadorn the christian name. 5 Thus with thy visits, smiles, and grace,
May this abode be blest ;
300. S. M. Phippard.
ET Joshua's solemn charge,
To Israel's army giv'n,
To choose the God of heav'n. 2 How blessed is the choice
To serve and love the Lord :
May he each heart constrain to feed
Upon his sacred word. 3 This will afford us joy
In ev'ry scene of grief;
Qur comfort and relief.
Our choice of God will prove,
As subjects of his love.
How wise was Joshua's choice,
301. L. M. Anon. altered. Past Mercies encouraged against present Fears....
Judges xiii. 23.
years : Tho' clouds and darkness hide his face,
He's boundless both in truth and grace. 2 Would e'er the God of truth make known
The worth and glory of his Son ;
And cast my soul at last away? 3 Would he reveal
sin and woe-
To build my hopes on Jesu's name?
And make his love at times prevail,
And yet reject my soul at last?
On whose sure promise I depend ;