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From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free; And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity.

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123. Tune-Narenza, 202.

S.M. Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when He

cometh shall find watching."
i VE servants of the Lord,

I Each in his office, wait,
Observant of His heavenly word,

And watchful at His gate.
2 Let all your lamps be bright,

And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins as in His sight,

For awful is His name.
3 Watch ! 'tis your Lord's command,

And while we speak He's near;
Mark the first signal of His hand,

And ready all appear.
4 O happy servant he,

In such a posture found !
He shall his Lord with rapture see,

And be with honour crowned.
5 Christ shall the banquet spread

With His own royal hand,
And raise that faithful servant's head

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,
Shall echo through the realms above,

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:

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Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly

Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake

To guide the future as He has the past :
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds shall

know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt

below.

3 Be still, my soul; when dearest friends depart,

And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then thou shalt better know His love, His

heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.

125.

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;
To love and serve Thee is my share,

And this Thy grace must give. 2 If life be long, I will be glad,

That I may long obey;
If short, yet why should I be sad

To soar to endless day?
3 Would I long bear my heavy load,

And keep my sorrows long?
Would I long sin against my God,

And His dear mercy wrong?
4 Christ leads me through no darker rooms

Than He went through before;
He that unto God's kingdom comes

Must enter by this door. 5 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet

Thy blessèd face to see;
For if Thy work on earth be sweet,

What will Thy glory be!
6 Then I shall end my sad complaints,

And weary sinful days,
And join with the triumphant saints

That sing Jehovah's praise.
7 My knowledge of that life is small,

The eye of faith is dim;
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,

4 Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on

When we shall be for ever with the Lord;
When disappointment, grief, and fear are

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
T Is portioned out for me;

In my cup of blessing be,
And the changes that are sure to come

I would have my spirit filled the more
I do not fear to see;

With grateful love to Thee;
But I ask Thee for a present mind,

More careful, not to serve Thee much,
Intent on pleasing Thee.

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;
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,

There is a cross in every lot,
And wipe the weeping eyes;

And an earnest need for prayer;
And a heart at leisure from itself,

But a lowly heart, that leans on Thee,
To soothe and sympathize.

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;
Seeking for some great thing to do,

For my inmost heart is taught the Truth
Or secret thing to know;

That makes Thy children free;
I would be treated as a child,

And a life of self-renouncing love
And guided where I go.

Is a life of liberty.
4 Wherever in the world I am,
In whatsoe'er estate,

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,
To none that ask denied;

And follow where He guideth.
And a mind to blend with outward life,

He is my God;
While keeping at Thy side;

Though dark my road,

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RESIGNATION.
He holds me that I shall not fall,

Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.

And trust His constant care.
2 Whate'er my God ordains is right;

2 While Providence supports,
He never will deceive me:

Let saints securely dwell:
He leads me by the proper path,

That Hand, which bears all nature up,
I know He will not leave me,

Shall guide His children well.
And take content
What He hath sent:

3 Why should this anxious load
His hand can turn my grief away,

Press down your weary mind?
And patiently I wait His day.

Haste to your heavenly Father's throne,

And sweet refreshment find.
3 Whate'er my God ordains is right;
Though now this cup in drinking

4 His goodness stands approved
May bitter seem to my faint heart,

Down to the present day:
I take it all unshrinking:

I'll drop my burden at His feet,
Tears pass away

And bear a song away.
With dawn of day:
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,

129.
And pain and sorrow shall depart.

Tune-Evan, 91.

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;
Yet am I not forsaken:

Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
My Father's care

Each hour on earth we live.
Is round me there:

2 O help us when our spirits bleed
He holds me that I shall not fall,

With contrite anguish sore;
And so to Him I leave it all.

And when our hearts are cold and dead,

O help us, Lord, the more ! 128. Tune-Augustine, 190.

S.M.

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.

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THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. 4 If strangers to Thy fold we call,

Grant patience, rest, and kind relief:
Imploring at Thy feet

Hear and remember me.
The crumbs that from Thy table fall,

5 If on my face, for thy dear name,
"Tis all we dare entreat.

Shame and reproaches be, 5 But be it, Lord of mercy, all,

All hail reproach, and welcome shame,
So Thou wilt grant but this:

If Thou remember me.
The crumbs that from Thy table fall

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
We know no help but Thee:

I'll cry, Remember me !
O help us so to live and die,
As Thine in heaven to be !
131. Tune-Felix, 92.

C.M 130.

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
My sins lie heavily,

A glimpse of Canaan know.
My pardon speak, new peace impart;

3 And 0, whate'er of earthly bliss
In love remember me.

Thy sovereign will denies, 3 Temptations sore obstruct my way,

Accepted at Thy throne of grace
And ills I cannot flee;

Let this petition rise:
O give me strength, Lord, as my day:

4 Give me a calm, a thankful heart,
For good remember me.

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.

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