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BURDER. 3 No earthly father loves like thee,
Bears and forbears, as thou hast done Let every heart and voice accord,
With me, thy sinful child. To sing that God is love.
Prayer for full Assurance. MRS. STEELI ? Behold! his loving-kindness waits For those who from him rove,
1 ETERNAL Source of joys divine, And calls of mercy reach their hearts,
To thee my soul aspires : To teach them God is love.
Oh could I say, “ The Lord is mine,"
'Tis all my soul desires ! 8 Oh may we all, while here below,
2 My IIope, my Trust, my Life, my Lord, This best of blessings prove,
Assure me of thy love: Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds,
Oh speak the kind, transporting word, Shall shout that God is love!
And bid my fears remove !
3 Then shall my thankful powers rejoice,
And triumph in my God,
To spread thy praise abroad.
God's Condescending Love.
O everlasting Lord !
Almighty as thou art;
The love of my poor heart.
The God whom we adore,
And shall be evermore.
God our Shepherd. Ps. 23.
I feed in green pastures, safe folded I rest :
Restores me when wandering, redeems when oppressed.
Since thou art my guardian, no evil I fear:
No harm can befall, with my comforter near.
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o'er;
Ob what shall I ask of thy providence more
Still follow my steps, till I meet thee above :
GURNEY. 1 God of the earth, the sky, the sea; 1 Yes, God is good: in earth and sky, Maker of all above, below,
From ocean-depths and spreading wood, Creation lives and moves in thee;
Ten thousand voices seem to cry, Thy present life through all doth flow. “God made us all, and God is good." 2 Thee in the lonely woods we meet, 2 The sun that keeps his trackless way, On the bare hills or cultured plains, And downward pours his golden flood, flower beneath our feet,
Night's sparkling hosts, all seem to say, And even the still rock's mossy stains. In accents clear, that God is good. 3 Thy love is in the sunshine's glow, 3 I hear it in the rushing breeze: Thy life is in the quickening air:
The hills that have for ages stood, When lightnings flash and storm-winds The echoing sky and roaring seas, blow,
All swell the chorus, “God is good."' There is thy power; thy law is there.
4 Yes, God is good, all nature says, 4 We feel thy calm at evening's hour, By God's own hand with speech endued
Thy grandeur in the march of night; And man, in louder notes of praise, And, when the morning breaks in power, Should sing for joy that God is good." We hear thy word, “Let there be liglit.”
5 For all thy gifts we bless thee, Lord; 6 But higher far, and far more clear, But chiefly for our heavenly food, Thee in man's spirit we behold;
Thy pardoning grace, thy quickening Thine image and thyself are there, - word : The indwelling God, proclaimed of old. These prompt our song, that God is good MI.
DEVOUT ASPIRATIONS AND AFFECTIONS.
The Lord's Prayer. BIRMINGHAX COL. 12 Yet, through this rough and thorns 1 FATIIER, adored in worlds above,
maze, Thy glorious name be hallowed still ; I follow hard on thee, my God: Thy kingdom come in truth and love;
Thine hand unseen upholds my ways; And earth, like heaven, obey thy will. I lean upon thy staff and rod.