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“It is finish'd !"

Hear the dying Saviour cry. 2 It is finish'd! O what pleasure

Do these precious words afford ! Heav'nly blessings, without measure,

Flow to us from Christ the Lord ; It is finish'd!

Saints, the dying words record.
3 Finish'd, all the iypes and shadows

Of the ceremonial law !
Finish'd, all that God had promis'd ;

Death and hell no more shall awe ;
It is finish'd !

Saints, from hence your comfort draw, [4 Happy souls, approach the table

Taste the soul-reviving food!
Nothing's half so sweet and pleasant.

As the Saviour's flesh and blood.
It is finish'd !

Christ has borne the heavy load.] 5 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs

Join to sing the pleasing theine ;
All on earth, and all in heav'n,

Join to praise Immanuel's name!
Hallelujah!
Glory to the bleeding Lamb !

527. C. M. Steele. Refuge in God.... Psalm ix. 9.

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On thee, when sorrows rise,
On thee, when waves of trouble roll,

My fainting hope relies.
To thee I tell each rising grief,

For thou alone canst heal;
Thy word can bring a sweet relief,

For ev'ry pain I feel.

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[3 But O, when gloomy doubts prevail,

I fear to call thee mine ;
The springs of comfort seem to fail,

And all my hopes decline.
4 Yet, gracious God, where shall I fee?

Thou art my oply trust :
And still my soul would cleave to thee,

Tho? prostrate in the dust.}
5 Hast thou not bid me seek thy face?

And shall I seek in vain ?
And can the ear of sov'reign grace,

Be deaf when I complain?
6 No-still the ear of sov'reign grace

Attends the mourner's pray'r;
O may I ever find access

To breathe my sorrows there?
7 Thy mercy-seat is open still ;

Here let mv soul retreat :
With humble hope attend thy will,
And wait beneath thy feet.

528. 75. Cennick. Acoicing in Hope.Isaiah xxxv. 10....Luke xii. 32.

· CHILDREN of the heav'nly King,

As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,

Glorious in his works and ways.
2 Ye are trav'lling home to God,
In the

way

the Fathers trod : They are happy now, and ye

Soon their happiness shall see.
[3 O, ye banish'd seed, be glad!

Christ our advocate is made ;
Us to save, our flesh assumes-

Brother to our souls becomes.
4 Shout, ye little flock, and blest,

You on Jesu's throne shall rest:

There your seat is now prepar'd

There your kingdom and reward. 5 Fear not, brethren-joyful stand

On the borders of your land ;
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son,

Bids you undismay'd go on.
6 Lord, submissive make us go,

Gladly leaving all below ;
Only thou our leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

'TIS

529. 7s. Masters.

True Religion.... James i. 27. 19 IS religion that can give

Sweetest pleasures while we live , 'Tis religion must supply

Solid comfort when we die. 2 After death its joys will be

Lasting as eternity ;
If the Saviour is my friend,

bliss shall never end.

Then my

THOU', who for sinners once wast siain,

530. L. M. Elliot.

Request.....1 John v. 13. 1

dead; Give me to know, to taste, and prove

The pow'r and sweetness of thy love. 2 Give me to feel my sins forgiv'n,

And know myself an heir of heav'n ;
My conscience sprinkle with thy blood,
And fill mne with the love of God.

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531. L. M. Newton.
What shall I give thee?...1 Kings iii. 5.

ORD, dost thou say, “ask what thou wilt?"

I gladly seize the golden hour ;
I pray to be releas'd from guilt,
And freed from sin and satan's pow'r.]

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2 More of thy presence, Lord, impart

More of thy image let me bear ;
Erect a throne within my heart,

And reign without a rival there.
3 Give me to read my pardon scald,

And from thy joy to draw my strength
To have thy boundless love reveald,

In all its height, and breadth, and length. 4 Grant these requests--I ask no more,

But to thy care the rest resign;
Sick, or in health, or rich, or poor,
All shall be welt, if thou art mine.

532. C. M. Hervey
Resignation to God's unerring Wisdom.

HRO' all the downward tracts of time,

TGod's watchful eye surveys ;

O, who so wise to choose our lot,

Or regulate our ways?
2 I cannot doubt his bounteous love,

Unmeasurably kind ;
To his unerring, gracious will,

Be ev'ry wish resign'd.
3 Good when he gives, supremely good,

Nor less when he denies ;
Ey'n crosses from his sorreign hand

Are blessings in disguise.
[4 In thy fair book of life divine,

My God, inscribe my name ; There let it fill some humble place,

Beneath the slaughter'd Lamb.']

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533. €. M. Beddomne. Resignation....Psalm xxxi. 15. Y limes of sorrow and of joy,

Great God, are in thine hand ; My choicest comforts come from thee,

And go at thy command.

2 If thou shouldst take them all away,

Yet I would not repine ;
Before they were possess'd by me,

They were entirely thine.
3 Nor would I drop a murm'ring word,

Tho' the whole world were gone ;
But seek enduring happiness

In, thee, and thee alone.
4 What is the world, with all its joys ?

Tis but a bitter-sweet;
When I attempt a rose to pluck,

A pricking thorn I meet.
5 Here perfect bliss can ne'er be found ;

The honey's mix'd with gall;
'Midst changing scenes and dying friends,
Be thou my all in all.

534. C. M. Green. Resignation : It is the Lord, &C.... 1 Sam. iii. 18

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Tis the Lord, enthron'd in light,

Whose claims are all divine,
Who has an undisputed right,

To govern me and mine.
2 It is the Lord, who gives me all

My wealth, my friends, my ease;
And of his bounties may recall

Whatever part he please.
3 It is the Lord-should I distrust,

Or contradict his will?
Who cannot do but what is just,

And must be righteous still.
4 It is the Lord, who can sustain

Beneath the heaviest load,
From whom assistance I obtain

To tread the thorny road.
5 It is the Lord, whose matchless skill,

Can from Alictions raise

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