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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
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 :
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 ;
before long, And then, oh! how pleasant the conqueror's
68. Advent Hymn. THE chariot! the chariot! its wheels roll
His ire ;
head are bowd. 2 The glory! the glory! around Him are
The myriads of angels that wait on the
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;
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.
Sign'd their acquittances in blood;
Sinners, look up, and be releas’d.
Beam from the Reconciler's face ;
And bid your slavish fears depart.
And quickly fly to Jesus' arms;
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;
Knock and weep, and watch and wait,
Weep, He loves the mourner's tears ;
Wait, till heavenly grace appears.
2 Hark, it is thy Saviour's voice!
Welcome, pilgrim, to thy rest.”
Safe, and own'd, and bought, and blest ;
Own'd, by joys the contrite know,
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;
Pain, in endless bliss expire.
71. Psalm LXXI.
My rising soul surveys,
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,
And led me up to man.
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,
The glorious theme renew.
72. Psalm LXXII.
Great David's greater Son;
His reign on earth begun !
To set the captive free ;
And rule in equity. 2 Arabia's desert-ranger
To Him shall bow the knee;
His glory come to see :
Ships from the Isles shall meet,
In tribute at His feet.
And gold and incense bring :
His praise all people sing.
All blessing and all blest.