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Tho' cisterns be broken, and creatures all

fail, The word He has spoken shall surely

prevail. 3 His love in time past forbids me think

He'll leave me at last in trouble to sink ; Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review, Confirms His good pleasure to help me

quite through. 4 Determin'd to save, He watch'do'ermy path, When, Satan's blind slave, I sported with

death; And can He have taught me to trust in

His name,

And thus far have brought me, to put me

to shame? 5 Why should I complain of want or distress,

Temptation or pain ? He told me no less :
The heirs of salvation, I know from His word,
Thro' much tribulation must follow their

Lord. 6 How bitter that cup no heart can conceive, Which He drank quite up, that sinners

might live! His way was much rougher and darker

than mine; Did Jesus thus suffer, and shall I repine ? 7 Since all that I meet shall work for my good,

The bitter is sweet, the med'cine is food ;
Though painful at present, 'twill cease

before long, And then, oh! how pleasant the conqueror's

song!

P.M.

68. Advent Hymn. THE chariot! the chariot! its wheels roll

on fire,
As the Lord cometh down in the pomp of

His ire ;
Self-moving, it drives on its pathway of

cloud,
And the heavens with the burden of God-

head are bowd. 2 The glory! the glory! around Him are

pour'd,

The myriads of angels that wait on the

Lord;
And the glorified saints, and the martyrs

are there,
And all who the palm-wreaths of victory

wear.

3 The trumpet! the trumpet! the dead have

all heard, Lo, the depths of the stone-covered monu

ment stirr'd; From the ocean and earth, from the south

pole and north, Lo, the vast generation of ages come forth. 4 The judgment! the judgment ! the thrones

are all set, Where the Lamb, and the white-vested

elders are met; All flesh is at once in the sight of the Lord,

And the doom ofeternity hangson His word. 5 Oh, mercy! oh, mercy! look down from

above, Redeemer, on us Thy sad children, with love;

L.M.

When beneath, to their darkness, the

wicked are driven, May our justified souls find a welcome in

heaven. 69. Christ Crucified. LADEN with guilt, sinners, arise,

And view the bleeding sacrifice; Each purple drop proclaims there's room,

And bids the poor and needy come.
2 Beneath His people's crimes He stood,

Sign'd their acquittances in blood;
Herein God's justice is appeas'd;

Sinners, look up, and be releas’d.
3 Mercy, truth, peace, and righteousness,

Beam from the Reconciler's face ;
Here look, till love dissolve your heart,

And bid your slavish fears depart.
4 O quit the world's delusive charms,

And quickly fly to Jesus' arms;
Wrestle until your God is known,

Till you can call the Lord your own. 70. The Christian Pilgrim. 6,7. PILGRIM, burden'd with thy sin,

Come the way to Zion's gate;
There, till mercy speaks within,

Knock and weep, and watch and wait,
Knock, He knows the sinner's cry!

Weep, He loves the mourner's tears ;
Watch, for saving grace is nigh ;

Wait, till heavenly grace appears.

2 Hark, it is thy Saviour's voice!

Welcome, pilgrim, to thy rest.”
Now within the gate rejoice,

Safe, and own'd, and bought, and blest ;
Safe from all the lures of vice,

Own'd, by joys the contrite know,
Bought, by love and life the price,

Blest, the mighty debt to owe! 3 Holy pilgrim! what for thee

In a world like this remains ? From thy guarded breast shall flee

Fear and shame, and doubt and pains. Fear, thro' hope of heaven shall fly;

Shame, from glory's view retire;
Doubt, in full belief shall die ;

Pain, in endless bliss expire.

C.M.

71. Psalm LXXI.
WHEN all Thy mercies, O my God,

My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I'm lost

In wonder, love, and praise. 2 Unnumber'd comforts to my

soul Thy tender care bestow'd, Before my infant heart conceiv'd,

From whom those comforts flow'd. 3 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth

With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm unseen convey'd me safe,

And led me up to man.
4 When worn by sickness, oft hast Thou

With health renew'd my face;

And when in sins and sorrows sunk,

Reviv'd my soul with grace. 5 Thro' ev'ry period of my life

Thy goodness I'll pursue,
And after death, in distant worlds,

The glorious theme renew.

7,6.

72. Psalm LXXII.
HAIL to the Lord's anointed!

Great David's greater Son;
Hail, in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun !
He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free ;
To take away transgression,

And rule in equity. 2 Arabia's desert-ranger

To Him shall bow the knee;
The Ethiopian stranger

His glory come to see :
With offerings of devotion

Ships from the Isles shall meet,
To pour the wealth of ocean

In tribute at His feet.
3 Kings shall fall down before Him,

And gold and incense bring :
All nations shall adore Him,

His praise all people sing.
O'er
every

foe victorious
He on His throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,

All blessing and all blest.

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