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ANGELS' Song. 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8.

ORLANDO GIBBONS. Died, 1623.

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217. THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, Though in a bare and rugged way

And feed me with a shepherd's care; Through devious, lonely wilds I stray, His presence shall my wants supply, Thy bounty shall my pains beguile, And guard me with a watchful eye; The barren wilderness shall smile, My noonday walks He shall attend, With sudden greens and herbage crown'd, And all my midnight hours defend. And streams shall murmur all around. When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Though in the paths of death I tread, Or on the thirsty mountain pant,

With gloomy horrors overspread, To fertile vales and dewy meads

My stedfast heart shall fear no ill, My weary, wandering steps He leads; For Thou, O Lord, art with me still! Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, Amid the verdant landscape flow.

And guide me through the dreadful shad

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218. My God, my Father, while I stray If but my fainting heart be bless'd

Far from my home, in life's rough way, With Thy sweet Spirit for its Guest, O teach me from my heart to say

My God, to Thee I leave the rest " Thy will be done !”

" Thy will be done! ”

If Thou should'st call me to resign
What most I prize, it ne'er was mine;
I only yield Thee what was Thine-

“Thy will be done ! ”

Renew my will from day to day;
Blend it with Thine, and take away
All that now makes it hard to say-

Thy will be done!”

Then, when on earth I breathe no more
The prayer, oft mix'd with tears before,
I'll sing, upon a happier shore,

" Thy will be done ! ”'

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219.
THOU boundless Source of every good !
1 Our best desires fulfil;
And help us to adore Thy grace,

And mark Thy sovereign will.
In all Thy mercies may our souls

Thy bounteous goodness see;
Nor let the gifts Thy hand imparts,

Estrange our hearts from Thee.
In every changing scene of life,

Whate'er that scene may be,
Give us a meek and humble mind,

A mind at peace with Thee.
Do Thou direct our steps aright;

Help us Thy Name to fear;
And give us grace to watch and pray,

And strength to persevere.

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220.
TORD, if Thou Thy grace impart,
U Poor in spirit, meek in heart,
Like the Saviour we shall be,
Clothed with His humility.
Simple, teachable, and mild ;
Humble as a little child.
Pleased with what the Lord provides ;
Wean'd from all the world besides.
Father, fix our souls on Thee;
Every evil let us flee;
Always happy in Thy love;
Looking for our rest above.
All that seek will surely find
Every good in Christ combined
Him let Israel still adore,
Trust and praise Him evermore:

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