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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!
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


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.


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.]


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


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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