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hich shalidations mhall prove: Lynde

-3 Fix'd on this rock will I remain,
e When heart shall fail, and flesh decay ;-
g A rock which shall my soul sustain,

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
Of millions in the last despair-

Re-echo'd from the low'ring sky. e 4 Yet Noah, humble, happy saint,

Surrounded with the chosen few,
Sat in his ark, secure from fear,

And sang the grace that steerd him through. o 5 So may I sing, in Jesus safe,

While storms of vengeance round me fall;
Conscious how high my hopes are fix'd,

Beyond what shakes this earthly ball.
-6 Enter thine ark, while patience waits,

Nor ever quit that sure retreat; o Then the wide flood that buries earth,

Shall waft thee to a fairer seat.
s y Nor wreck nor ruin there is seen;

There not a wave of trouble rolls;
But the bright rainbow round the throne,
Seals endless life to all their souls. Doddridge.

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:
Still he calls them brethren, friends,

And to all their wants attends.
e 4 Oh for grace our hearts to soften!

Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
We, alas! forget too often,

What a Friend we have above :
But when home our souls are brought,
We will love thee as we ought. Newton.
HYMN 65. C. M. St. Ann's. Mear. [b]

Manna, or Daily Supply. Exod. xvi, 18.
IMANNA to Israel well supply'd

M1 The want of other bread; While. God is able to provide,

His people will be fed.
2 Of his kind care, how sweet a proof!

It suited every taste :
Who gather'd most had just enough,

Enough who gather'd least.
o 3 'Tis still our gracious Lord provides,

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.
-5 Daily they saw the manna come,

And cover all the ground;
But what they try'd to keep at home,

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.

Newton.

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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.

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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;
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast. 5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be.
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame;
o And purer light shall mark the road,

That leads me to the Lamb. Cowper.
HYMN 68. C. M. Abridge. [*]

Light shining out of Darkness.
1 MOD moves in a mysterious way,

V His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm.
2 Deep in unfathomable mines

Of never-failing skill,.
He treasures up his bright designs,

And works his sovereign will.
0 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;

The clouds ye so much dread,
Are big with mercy, and shall break

With blessings on your head.
-4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace;
e Behind a frowning providence
O He hides a smiling face.
-5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,

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 !

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It guides me in the peaceful way;
I think upon it all the day. :
2 What are the mines of shining wealth ?
The strength of youth, the bloom of health ?-
What are all joys, compared with those,

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.."
e 5 Oh! hadst thou left me unchastis'd,

Thy precepts I had still despis'd;
And still the snare in secret laid,

Had my unwary feet betray'd.
0 6 I love thee, therefore, O my God,

And breathe towards thy dear abode ;
Where, in thy presence, fully blest,
Thy chosen saints for ever rest. Cowper.

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!

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