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hich shalidations mhall prove: Lynde
-3 Fix'd on this rock will I remain,
When earth's foundations melt away! s Mercy's full power I then shall prove, Lov'd with an everlasting love! Lyndall.
HYMN 63. L. M. Psalm 97th. [b]
Christ, the Beliecer's Ark. 1 Pet. iii, 20, 21. 1 THE deluge, at the Almighty's call,
1 In what impetuous streams it fell ! Swallow'd the mountains in its rage, And swept a guilty world to hell. 2 In vain the tallest sons of pride Fled from the close pursuing wave; Nor could their mightiest towers défend,
Nor swiftness 'scape, nor courage save. e 3 How dire the wreck! how loud the roar!
How shrill the universal cry
Re-echo'd from the low'ring sky. e 4 Yet Noah, humble, happy saint,
Surrounded with the chosen few,
And sang the grace that steerd him through. o 5 So may I sing, in Jesus safe,
While storms of vengeance round me fall;
Beyond what shakes this earthly ball.
Nor ever quit that sure retreat; o Then the wide flood that buries earth,
Shall waft thee to a fairer seat.
There not a wave of trouble rolls;
HYMN 64. 8 & 9. Emmaus. [*] Christ, a Friend closer than a Brother. Prov. xviii, 24. 1 ONE there is, above all others,
Well deserves the name of Friend; His is love beyond a brother's,
Costly, free, and knows no end ::
They who once his kindness prove,
Find it everlasting love. e 2 Which of all our friends, to save us
Could, or would have shed their blood ? o But our Jesus died to have us, . Reconcil'd in him to God: O This is boundless love indeed !
Jesus is a friend in need. e 3 When he liv'd on earth abased,
Friend of sinners was his name; -Now above all glory raised,
He rejoices in the same:
And to all their wants attends.
Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
What a Friend we have above :
Manna, or Daily Supply. Exod. xvi, 18.
M1 The want of other bread; While. God is able to provide,
His people will be fed.
It suited every taste :
Enough who gather'd least.
Our comforts and our cares; His own unerring hand provides,
And gives us each our shares. e 4 He knows how much the weak can bear,
And helps them when they cry; o The strongest have no strength to spare,
For such he'll strongly try.
And cover all the ground;
e 6 Vain their attempts to store it up;
This was to tempt the Lord : o Israel must live by faith and hope,
And not upon a hoard.
Neh. 1. nt grow
HYMN 66. C. M. York. [*]
Joys of Saints. Neh. ix, 10. 1 TOY is a fruit that will not grow,
In nature's barren soil ; e All we can boast, till Christ we know,
Is vanity and toil. -2 But where the Lord has planted grace,
And made his glories known ;o There fruits of heavenly joy and peace
Are found and there alone. e 3 A bleeding Saviour seen by faith, – A sense of pard’ning love, O A. hope that triumphs over death, o Gives joys like those above. -4 To take a glimpse within the vail,
To know that God is mine0 Are springs of joy that never fail,
Unspeakable, divine! --5 These are the joys which satisfy,
And sanctify the mind; o Which make the spirit mount on high,
And leave the world behind. Newton.
HYMN 67. C. M. Hymn 2d. [*]
Walking with God. Gen. v, 24. 10H! for a closer walk with God,
U A calm and heavenly frame; And light to shine upon the road,
That leads me to the Lamb! e 2 Where is the blessedness I knew,
When first I saw the Lord ? Where is the soul refreshing view
Of Jesus, and his word ? -3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd!
How sweet their mem'ry still ! e But they have left an aching void,
The world can never fill.
-4 Return, O holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest;
And drove thee from my breast. 5 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be.
And worship only thee.
Calm and serene my frame;
That leads me to the Lamb. Cowper.
Light shining out of Darkness.
V His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Of never-failing skill,.
And works his sovereign will.
The clouds ye so much dread,
With blessings on your head.
But trust him for his grace;
Unfolding every hour;
But sweet will be the flower. e 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain; o God is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain. Cowper. HYMN 69. L. M. Pleyel's. [b]
Afflictions sanctified by the Word. 10 H how I love thy holy word,
Thy gracious covenant, O Lord !
It guides me in the peaceful way;
Thine everlasting word bestows?.. e 3 Long unafflicted, undismay'd,
In pleasure's path secure I stray'd : -Thou mad'st me feel thy chast ning rod, o And straight I turn'd unto my God. e 4 What though it pierc'd my fainting hearto I bless thine hand that caus'd the smart;
o But sav'd me from eternal wo.."
Thy precepts I had still despis'd;
Had my unwary feet betray'd.
And breathe towards thy dear abode ;
HYMN 70. C. 'M. Barby. [*]
- Submission.. 10 LORD, my best desire fulfil,
v And help me to resign Life, health, and comfort to thy will,
And make thy pleasure mine. e 2 Why should I shrink at thy command,
Whose love forbids my fears? Or tremble at the gracious hand,
That wipes away my tears? -3 No, let me rather freely yield
What most I prize, to thee, Who never hast a good withheld,
Or wilt withhold from me. 4 Thy favour, all my journey through,
Thou art engag’d to grant ; What else I want, or think I do,
'Tis better still to want. 0 5 Wisdom and mercy guide my way; e Shall I resist them both ? e A poor blind creature of a day?
And crush'd before the moth!