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From sorrow, toil, and pain,
And sin we shall be free; And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.
123. Tune-Narenza, 202.
S.M. “ Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when He
cometh shall find watching."
I Each in his office, wait,
And watchful at His gate.
And trim the golden flame;
For awful is His name.
And while we speak He's near;
And ready all appear.
In such a posture found !
And be with honour crowned.
With His own royal hand,
Amid the angelic band.
2 The calm retreat, the silent shade,
With prayer and praise agree; And seem, by Thy sweet bounty, made
For those who follow Thee.
3 There, if Thy Spirit touch the soul,
And grace her mean abode, O with what peace, and joy, and love,
She communes with her God!
4 Author and Guardian of my life;
Sweet Source of light divine; And, all harmonious names in one, My Saviour ! Thou art mine!
5 What thanks I owe Thee, and what love!
A boundless, endless store,
When time shall be no more!
124. Tune-St. Helen, 375. 6 line 10s. “Return urto thy rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath
dealt bountifully with thee." 1 PE still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
D Bear patiently thy cross of grief and pain:
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
2 Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past :
know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt
3 Be still, my soul; when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Tune-St. Frances, 142. C.M. “ To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." 1 T ORD, it belongs not to my care
U Whether I die or live;
And this Thy grace must give. 2 If life be long, I will be glad,
That I may long obey;
To soar to endless day?
And keep my sorrows long?
And His dear mercy wrong?
Than He went through before;
Must enter by this door. 5 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
Thy blessèd face to see;
What will Thy glory be!
And weary sinful days,
That sing Jehovah's praise.
The eye of faith is dim;
4 Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be for ever with the Lord;
gone, Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored. Be still, my soul; when change and tears are
past, All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.
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THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. 126. Tune-Elvan, 322. 8,6,8,6,8,6. Content to fill a little space, “My times are in Thy hand.”
If Thou be glorified. i FATHER, I know that all my life
6 And if some things I do not ask
In my cup of blessing be,
I would have my spirit filled the more
With grateful love to Thee;
More careful, not to serve Thee much,
But to please Thee perfectly. 2 I ask Thee for a thoughtful love,
7 There are briars besetting every path, Through constant watching wise,
That call for patient care;
There is a cross in every lot,
And an earnest need for prayer;
But a lowly heart, that leans on Thee,
Is happy anywhere. 3 I would not have the restless will
8 In a service which Thy will appoints That hurries to and fro,
There are no bonds for me;
For my inmost heart is taught the Truth
That makes Thy children free;
And a life of self-renouncing love
Is a life of liberty.
127. Tune-Worms, 354. 8,7,8,7,4,4,8,8. I have a fellowship with hearts
“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly To keep and cultivate,
wait for the salvation of the Lord." And a work of lowly love to do,
1 WHATE’ER my God ordains is right; For the Lord on whom I wait.
Holy His will abideth: 5 So I ask Thee for the daily strength,
I will be still whate'er lie doth,
And follow where He guideth.
He is my God;
Though dark my road,
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
And trust His constant care.
2 While Providence supports,
Let saints securely dwell:
That Hand, which bears all nature up,
Shall guide His children well.
3 Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind?
Haste to your heavenly Father's throne,
And sweet refreshment find.
4 His goodness stands approved
Down to the present day:
I'll drop my burden at His feet,
And bear a song away.
C.M. 4 Whate'er my God ordains is right;
“Lord, help me." Here shall my stand be taken:
1 HELP us, Lord ! each hour of need, Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
Thy heavenly succour give;
Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live.
2 O help us when our spirits bleed
With contrite anguish sore;
And when our hearts are cold and dead,
O help us, Lord, the more ! 128. Tune-Augustine, 190.
3 O help us, through the prayer of faith, "The Lord will provide.”
More firmly to believe; 1 How gentle God's commands,
For still, the more the servant hath, 1 How kind His precepts are!
The more shall he receivc.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. 4 If strangers to Thy fold we call,
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief:
Hear and remember me.
5 If on my face, for thy dear name,
Shame and reproaches be, 5 But be it, Lord of mercy, all,
All hail reproach, and welcome shame,
If Thou remember me.
6 The hour is near; consigned to death, Are light, and life, and bliss.
I own the just decree; 6 O help us, Jesus, from on high !
Saviour, with my last parting breath
I'll cry, Remember me !
“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Tune-Ulm, 171.
1 W HEN I survey life's varied scene “Remember me."
W Amid the darkest hours, 10 THOU, from whom all goodness flows !
Sweet rays of comfort shine between, V I lift my heart to Thee;
And thorns are mixed with flowers. In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
2 Lord, teach me to adore Thy hand, Good Lord, remember me.
From whence my comforts flow; 2 When on my aching, burdened heart,
And let me in this desert land
A glimpse of Canaan know.
3 And 0, whate'er of earthly bliss
Thy sovereign will denies, 3 Temptations sore obstruct my way,
Accepted at Thy throne of grace
Let this petition rise:
4 Give me a calm, a thankful heart,
From every murmur free; 4 Distressed with pain, disease, and grief,
The blessings of Thy grace impart, This feeble body see ;
And let me live to Thee.