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399. T. 14.
584.* f. 14 How happy we, when guilt is gone! WHATEER our God doth, thúst be This alters our whole frame ;
right, The same occasions still come on, Alho' it cause us pain; But we are not the same.
For God is love, and ever wilt 2 The load which causód is anxious
The source of love remain.
2 The church's Head we thee confessy
This be our wish and pray'r.
535. For if our Saviour on us smile, 'Midst trouble we have peace.
SINCE we can't doubt God's equal
love, 4 Sick outwardly, or in distress
Unmeasurably kind, We may be, 'tis confest:
To his unerring, gracious will But the believer ne'ertheless
Be ev'ry wish resign'd; In trials finds he's blest,
Good, when he gives, supremely good; 5 Have we thro' dang'rous paths to
Nor less when he denies ; rove,
Ev'n crosses from his sov'reign hand The shades of death to pass,
Are blessings in disguise. Our shield eternal is his love,
2 Whate'er I ask, I surély know, Our light his glorious face.
And stedfastly believe, 6 Thy secret hand we bless; on thee He will the thing desir'd bestów, O Lord, we can depend,
Orelse a better give; Thợu betwixt us and misery
To thee I therefore, Lord, submit Of ev'ry kind dost stand.
My ev'ry fond request,
And own, adoring at thy feet,
Thy will is always best.
536,* Those who confide in him are blest,
JESUS, my All, my soul's best Friend, And prove his love and favor.
To thee myself I now deliver; He helps indeed in time of need,
Whate'er comes from thy faithful 'Midst chastisements he saveth;
hand, Those who depend-on God their
How hard it be, how strange soever,
I'll take it with a passive heart;
And tho I cannot shout for glad2 His comforts daily me sustain,
ness, He lends me his assistance ; But keenly feel affliction's dart, To what he doth for me ordain
O may I not be sunk in sadness! I'll yield without resistance:
May I with cheerfülness, True is his word, -that ev'n the Lord In thy ways acquiesce,
My hairs in mércy numbers ; Nor murmur at thy dispensation ;
On thy fidelity
537. T. 22.
540,* T, 16.
Yea, life's vessel overwhelm;
. doth hear, Yet no danger need appal us,
In his his consolation
Will alleviate our distress.
3. God is mighty to deliver,
None his power can withstand ; 538.*
In all trials whatsoever
He will be our graciouş Friend,
4. When his hous striķes for relieving, Concerning what
Help breaks forth amazingly,
And to shame our anxious grieving
541. T. 22.
WHEN by adversity I'm try'd,
'Midst trials, whatsoe'er they be,
Rely on his fidelity.
2 I'll trust my great Physician's skill,
Resign'd obey his blessed will; 2 Cast thy burden on the Lord,
For each disease he knows what's fit,
He's wise and good, and I submit.
3 Altho' his med'cine cause me smart, 3 Mention to him ev'ry want,
And wound me in the tend'rest part,
It is with a design to cure,
I must and will his touch endure.
* Lord Jesus Christ, afford me grace, 4 Turn, my soul, unto thy rest,
In ev'ry trial thee to praise :
O let thy sacred will be mine,
To thee myself I now resign.
Both in joy and in affliction;
Trust thy Shepherd's kind directions He will be thy great reward,
His own sheep he knows by name,
And to bless them is his aim.
Od And ShE
543. T. 590.
ni The jo
2 Unexampled is that love
3 Did ever mourner plead with thee, By which we're with him connect. And thou refuse that mourner's plea? ed;
Doth not the word still fix'd remain,
Jesus is thereby affected;
4. That were a grief I could not bear, In all trials richly share.
Didst thou not hear and answer pray'r;.
Supports me under, ev'ry load. BY Christ we're screen'd, with tender 5 Poor tho' I am, despis’d, forgot, care,
Yet God, my God, forgets me not; From vain and worldly noise : And he is safe, and must succeed, Ye who God's happy children are,
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to Can in the Lord rejoice,
plead. And walk in union with your God, Who is your nearest Friend,
547.* T. 580, Upon life's rough and dang’rous road, JESUS, our Guardian, Guide and In safety to the end.
Now thy protecting wings extend, 544.*
Thy children save from harm;
Defend us by thy outstretch'd arm.
548.*: T. 68. In combat they maintain the field, THANKS for ever be, Because Jehovah is their Shield.
Jesus, unto thee,
That thy strength doth us enable
To adhere to thee, tho' feeble;
That thou hear'st our pray’rs, In so many evils,
And regard'st our tears. Which the foe at christians levels,
549. T. 149. Kindly guard and keep us : Ah, how should we praise him,
MIDST all trials may I cleave In all things extol and bless him!
Unto thee, my
Saviour ; Love should so—ardent glow,
Ah, my inmost soul doth grieve As to make us ever
When I miss that favor : Cleave to Christ our Saviour,
Might thy grace—but always,
And thy constant nearness,
Keep my soul in clearness!
550. T. 167. Afflicted at thy feet I fall;
THO' by trials strong surrounded When the great water-floods prevail,
Yet thro' Jesus' gracious care,
heart is not confounded, 2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint! He doth all my suft'rings share; Where should I lodge my deep com- On his pow'rful aid reclining, plaint ?
Calm I'll ev'ry grief sustain, Where but with thee, whose open door Bear the cross without repining, Invites the helpless and the poor ! Till the glorious crown I gain,
If they, 'midst suff'ring, faithful here
They shall with Jesus there be glorify'd.
3 My, soul, tho’ here by various trials Shall be our God for ever,
provid, Believe that by thy Saviour thou art
Submit thy will to his ; with patience 552.* T. 583.
Soon he to perfect bliss will thee transAT last he's blest, who by the Savi
late. our's blood,
WHO overcometh shall abide for ever Ev'n now the acceptable year draws A pillar in God's temple thro' his nigh,
grace, The day, which turns our sorrows into Adorned with the name of God our joy.
And of Jerusalem his chosen place; 2 At last God's servants ceaseless joys
Lord make the feeble
Watchful and able,
And vict'ry gain.
XXIX. Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving.
Thee, Father, God on heav'ns throne
Thy only and beloved Son,
The Holy Ghost, who Christ displays,
Thee to be God's eternal Son.
Thou, undertaking in our room,
The pains of death o'ercome by thee,
Made heav'n to all believers free.
At God's right hand thou hast thy seat,
And in thy Father's glory great ;
And we believe the day's decreed, The Lord of Sabaoth'!
When thou shalt judge the quick&dead. With splendor of thy glory spread Promote, we'pray, thy servants' good, Is heav'n and earth replenished.
Redeem'd with thy most precious blood; Th' apostles' glorious company,
Among thy saints make us ascend
Thy people with salvation crown,
From day to day, O Lord, do we, 6 Yea, when all creatures here deny Highly exalt and honor tbee :
Their help and consolation, Thy name we worship and adoré, Our
Creator then is nigh
7 As long as I have breath in me Thy mercy, Lord, to ús dispensé, I will sound forth his praises; According to our confidence.
His precious, saving name shall be
My heart, with all thy strength adore
And give him all the glory!
8 Ye who profess his sacred name,
Give to our God the glory!
claim, Whose gracious visitation
Give to our God the glory! Renews his blessings ev'ry day, Rejoice from all vain idols freed, And taketh all our griefs away: The Lord is God, he's God indeed, Give to our God the glory!
Give to our God the glory; 2 The heav'nly hosts with aweshow forth 9 Now then before his face appear, The praise of their Creator;
With praises and thanksgiving,
And join with all the living,
Give to our God the glory! 3 What is created by our God
Enjoys his preservation;
O Lord, my soul's delight,
Declaring to the world in song 4 In
Thy glory, praise and might.
2 Thou art th' eternal Source of grace,
The Source of lasting bliss; This makes my heart with thankfulness From thee unto the human race Rejoice before the God of grace:
Flows ev'ry happiness. Give to our God the glory!
3.What are we? what do we possess, 5 The Lord hath ever to his flock
While here on earth below, Kept without separation;
Which thy great love and tenderness He doth abide our Shield and Rock,
Doth not on us bestow ? Our peace and our salvation;
4 Who spreads the lofty firmament, He leads us with a mother's care,
And starry skies around ?
Give to our God the glory! To fructify the ground?