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4 Swift I ascend the heavenly place,

And hasten to my home;
I leap to meet thy kind embrace ;

I come, O Lord, I come.
5 Sink down, ye separating hills;

Let sin and death remove; 'Tis love that drives my chariot wheels,

And death must yield to love.

911

4th P. M. 886, 886.

Always rejoicing.
TJOW happy, gracious Lord ! are we,
II Divinely drawn to follow thee,

Whose hours divided are
Betwixt the mount and multitude:
Our day is spent in doing good,

Our night in praise and prayer. 2 With us no melancholy void, No moment lingers unemploy'd,

Or unimproved, below :
Our weariness of life is gone,
Who live to serve our God alone,

And only thee to know. 3 The winter's night, and summer's day, Glide imperceptibly away,

Too short to sing thy praise; Too few we find the happy hours, And haste to join those heavenly powers

In everlasting lays. 4 With all who chant thy name on high, And, Holy, holy, holy, cry,

(A bright, harmonious throng!) We long thy praises to repeat, And ceaseless sing around thy seat

The new eternal song.

& The winerceptibly thy pro hours,

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"Stand up, and bless the Lord forever.” THOU, Lord, art God alone : 1 Those countless worlds of thine, Those heavens and heavenly spirits, own

Thy majesty divine.
2 Earth is thy footstool made,

Great universal Lord;
And all things are in being stay'd

By thy preserving word.
3 At thy command we rise,

Thy gracious Name to bless ; And thee, the Lord of earth and skies,

We joyfully confess. 4 Our joy, to sing of thee;

To triumph in thy love; And this, transporting thought, shall be

Our endless work above. 913

S. M. Delight in God. T ORD! I delight in thee, | And on thy care depend; To thee in every trouble flee,

My best, my only Friend. 2 When nature's streams are dried,

Thy fulness is the same; With this will I be satisfied,

And glory in thy Name.
3. Who made my heaven secure,

Will here all good provide :
While Christ is rich, can I be poor?

What can I want beside ? 4 I cast my care on thee!

I triumph and adore :
Henceforth my great concern shall be

To love and please thee more.

914

8th P. M. 87, 87, 47.

Hallelujah.
THOU God of my salvation,

My Redeemer from all sin;
Moved by thy divine compassion,
Who hast died my heart to win,

I will praise thee:
Where shall I thy praise begin?
2 Though unseen, I love the Saviour ;

He hath brought salvation near;
Manifests his pard’ning favour;
And when Jesus doth appear,

Soul and body
Shall his glorious image bear.
3 While the angel choirs are crying,—

Glory to the great I AM,
I with them will still be vying-
Glory! glory to the Lamb!

O how precious
Is the sound of Jesus' name!
4 Angels now are hov'ring round us,

Unperceived amid the throng;
Wond'ring at the love that crown'd us,
Glad to join the holy song :

Hallelujah, Love and praise to Christ belong ! 915 21st P. M. 66, 84, 66, 84.

Triumphant trust in God.
MY Shepherd's mighty aid,
II His dear redeeming love,
His all-protecting power display'd,

I joy to prove.
Led onward by my guide,

I view the verdant scene,
Where limpid waters gently glide

Through pastures green,

2 In error's maze my soul

Shall wander now no more;
His Spirit shall, with sweet control,

The lost restore :
My willing steps shall lead

In paths of righteousness;
His power defend ; his bounty feed;

His mercy bless.

3 Affliction's deepest gloom

Shall but his love display ;
He will the vale of death illume

With living ray.
My failing flesh his rod

Shall thankfully adore ;
My heart shall vindicate my God

Forever more,

4 His goodness ever nigh,

His mercy ever free,
Shall while I live, shall when I die,

Still follow me.
Forever shall my soul

His boundless blessings prove;
And while eternal ages roll,

Adore and love.

916

10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. Longing for still closer communion. THOU Shepherd of Israel, and mine, 1 The joy and desire of my heart, For closer communion I pine ;

I long to reside where thou art: The pasture I languish to find,

Where all, who their Shepherd obey, Are fed, on thy bosom reclined,

And screen'd from the heat of the day.

2 'Tis there, with the lambs of thy flock,

There only, I covet to rest; To lie at the foot of the rock,

Or rise to be hid in thy breast : 'Tis there I would always abide,

And never a moment depart,Conceald in the cleft of thy side,

Eternally held in thy heart.

917

1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.

Jesus all and in all.
MHOU hidden Source of calm repose,

I Thou all-sufficient Love divine,
My help and refuge from my foes,

Secure I am while thou art mine: And lo! from sin, and grief, and shame, I hide me, Jesus, in thy name.

2 Thy mighty name salvation is,

And keeps my happy soul above: Comfort it brings, and power, and peace,

And joy, and everlasting love:
To me, with thy great name, are given
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven.
3 Jesus, my all in all thou art;

My rest in toil, my ease in pain;
The med’cine of my broken heart;

In war, my peace; in loss, my gain; My smile beneath the tyrant's frown; In shame, my glory and my crown:

4 In want, my plentiful supply;

In weakness, my almighty power;
In bonds, my perfect liberty ;

My light, in Satan's darkest hour;
In grief, my joy unspeakable ;
My life in death, my all in all.

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