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Constant let our praises rise,
'Till we drink above the skies.

1 SALVA

568. 8s. Truro Friend. God is my Salvation.... Jonah ii. 9. 1 ALVATION, how precious the sound,

To sinners who see themselves lost; To Jesus their praises redound,

In Jesus they triumph and boast. 2 Salvation is finish'd and done,

Salvation is sov'reign and free;
Salvation by God's equal Son,

My joy and rejoicing shall be. 3 Salvation is only of God,

To him all the praises are due ;
Ye saints, spread his honors abroad,

Who finish'd salvation for you.
4 Soon shall we behold him above,

Forever to sound his dear name;
To sing the sweet song of his love,
Salvation to God and the Lamb.

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569. 8. 7. 4. Radford's Col.

Free Saluation....2 Tim. i. 9. 1 (ESUS is our great Salvation,

Worthy of our best esteem !
He has say'd his fav'rite nation,

Join to sing aloud to him:
He has sav'd us,

Christ alone could us redeem. 2 When involv'd in sin and ruin,

And no helper there was found;
Jesus our distress was viewing;

Grace did more than sin abound:
He has call'd us,

With salvation in the sound.
3 Free election, known by calling,

Is a privilege divine :

Saints are kept from final falling,

All the glory, Lord, be thine ;
All the glory,
All the glory, Lord, is thine.

570. 10s. Pope.

Saviour.... Isaiah xi. 10.
ROM Jesse's root behold a branch arise,

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skies;

The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,

From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade. 2 The Saviour comes! by prophecies foretold,

Hear him, ye deaf! and all ye blind behold!
No sigh, no murmur the wide world shall hear ;

From ev'ry eye he wipes off ev'ry tear.
3 Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers,

“ Prepare a way-a God, a God appears : “ A God, a God," the vocal hills reply

The rocks proclaim tho approaching Deity: 4 All crimes shall cease, and ancient fraud shall fail,

Unerring justice lifts aloft her scale :
Peace o'er the world her olive wand extends,

And white-rob'd innocence from heay'n descends. 5 Rise, crown'd with light, imperial Salem, rise,

Exalt thy tow'ring head, and lift thine eyes:
See heav'n its dazzling portals wide display,
And break upon thee in a flood of day.

571. 8. 3. Kelly.

My Saviour..... Sam. xxii. 3.
* IN form I long had bow'd the knee ;

But nought attractive then could see,
To win my wayward heart to thee,

My Saviour.
2 Yet oft I trembled when I thought,

How I had sold myself for nought;
But still against thy love I fought,

My Saviour.

3 When self-accus'd, I trembling stood,

I promis'd fair as any could;
But never valu'd thy dear blood,

My Saviour.
[4 Too soon the promise vain I prov'd,

That sinners make, while sin is lov'd,
But still to thee this heart ne'er mov'd,

My Saviour.]
5 Thou, whom I had so long withstood,

Thou didst redeem my soul with blood, And thou hast brought me nigh to God,

My Saviour. 6 Thro' storms and waves of conflict past,

Thy potent arm has held me fast;
And thou wilt save me to the last,

My Saviour,
7 And when the voy'ge of life is o'er,

And I have gain'd the heav'nly shore;
I then shall sing for evermore,

My Saviour,

572. C. M. Addisor. Preservation by Sea....Psalm cxxi. 8.

OW are thy servants blest, O Lord!

How sure is their defence;
Eternal Wisdom is their guide

Their help, Omnipotence.
[2 In foreign realms and lands remote,

Supported by thy care,
Thro' burning climes, I pass'd unhurt,

And breath'd in tainted air.]
3 When by the dreadful tempest borne

High on the broken wave,
I knew thou wert not slow to hear,

Nor impotent to save. 4 The storms were laid, the winds retir'd,

Obedient to thy will i

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The sea, that roar'd at thy command,

At thy command was still,
In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths,

Thy goodness I'll adore ;
And praise thee for thy mercies past,

And humbly hope for more.
6 My life, while thou preserv'st that life,

Thy sacrifice shall be ;
And death, when death shall be my lot,

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Shall join my soul to thee.
FOUR SEASONS OF THE YEAR.

573. L. M. H.
On the Four Seasons....Gen. viii. 22.
1 THY providence, great God, we praise;
How good and great are all thy ways

! Thy bounty crowns our passing years,

And dissipates our anxious fears.
2 Thy promise stands forever fast,

While sun, and moon, and earth shall last;
The laws of seasons shall endure,

'Till time and stars are known no more.
3 Summer and winter, cold and heat,

And night and day in order meet;
Seed-time and harvest, each succeed,

To prove thy love-supply our need.
[4' When years are past, and seasons o'er,

We still shall prove thy cov'nant sure ;
And in the shining realms of bliss,
Adore thy, goodness and thy grace.']

574. L. M. Steele. On the four Seasons of the Year....Psalm cxlvii. 1 RAISE ye the Lord-O blissful theme,

To sing the honors of his name!
'Tis pleasure, 'tis divine delight,

And praise is lovely in his sight.
2 He veils the sky with treasur'd show'rs,

On earth the plent'ous blessing pours ;

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The mountains smile in lively green,

And fairer blooms the flow'ry scene.
[3 He speaks ! and swiftly from the skies,

To earth the sov'reign mandate flies;
Observant nature hears his word,

And bows obedient to her Lord.
4 Now thick-descending flakes of snow,

O'er earth a fleecy mantle throw ;
Now glitt'ring frost o'er all the plains,

Extends its universal chains.]
5 At his fierce storms of icy hail,

The shir’ring pow’rs of nature fail ;
Before his cold, what life can stand;

Unshelter'd by his guardian hand! 6 He speaks! the ice and snow obey,

And nature's fetters melt away ;
Now vernal gales soft rising blow,

And murm'ring waters gently flow. 7 But nobler works his grace record,

To Israel's sons he sends his word ;
Ye favor'd tribes, your voices raise,
And bless your God in songs of praise.

575. C. M. Dobell. Prayer for warmth after nipping Winds and much

Rain.... Job. xxxvi. 32.
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THE
'HOU, who didst form the rolling spheres,

And stretch the boundless skies,
O dissipate our gloomy fears,

When doubts and darkness rise.
2 Tho'thou hast seald the wàt'ry clouds,

Which pour'd their torrents down ;
And stay'd those proud, imperious floods,

Which overflow'd the ground:
3 Yet those dark clouds still veil the sky,

And hide the sun from sight;

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