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3 Amidst the roaring of the sea,
My soul still hangs her hope on thee;
Is all that saves me from despair. 4 Dangers of every shape and name
Attend the followers of the Lamb,
And leave it to return no more. 5 Though tempest-toss'd and half a wreck,
My Saviour through the floods I seek;
227. L.M.-God's fidelity in moderating Temptations. 1 Cor. x. 13. 1 NOW let the feeble all be strong,
And make Jehovah's arm their song:
And thus supported, who shall faint? 2 What though the hosts of hell engage,
With mingled cruelty and rage?
And chains them down in iron bands. 3 Bound by his word, he will display
A strength proportion'd to our day,
Will shew a path of safe retreat.
Which Jesus ratified with blood;
Afficted at thy feet I fall;
2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint!
Where should I lodge my deep complaint? Where but with thee, whose open door
Invites the helpless and the poor! 3 Did ever mourner plead with thee
And thou refuse that mourner's plea?
That none shall seek thy face in vain? 4 That were a grief I could not bear,
Didst thou not hear and answer prayer;
I have an Advocate with thee:
Have no such privilege to boast.
Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
229. C.M.--Christ's Care of the Tempted. Luke xxii. 31, 32. 1 HOW keen the tempter's malice is!
How artful and how great!
Yet will he sift the wheat.
And gather in his chain;
The captive soul regain.
Still watchful for his sheep;
Whom he vouchsafes to keep.
4 Blest Jesus, intercede for us,
That we may fall no more;
And comfort lost restore. 5 Thy secret energy impart,
That faith may never fail,
That temper'd shield prevail.
We'll guard our brethren too;
How wide they spread! how high they rise! He pours in balm to bleeding hearts,
And wipes the tears from flowing eyes. 2“ I have no hope," my spirit cried,
Just trembling on the brink of hell; “I am thy hope,” the Lord replied,
My love secures its favourites well.' 3 My grateful soul shall speak its praise,
Who turns its tremblings into songs;
To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares;
And contradict his gracious word!
Why wilt thou now give place to fear?
3 When first before his mercy-seat,
Thou didst to him thy all commit;
To trust his wisdom, love, and power. 4 Did ever trouble
That thou shalt overcome at last? 5 He who has help'd me hitherto,
Will help me all my journey through;
New Ebenezers to his praise.
It leads thee home, apace, to God,
232. C.M.-Christ's Pity and Consolation for his troubled Disciples.
John xiv. 1-3.
And all my tears be dry;
That views his Jesus nigh.
“ Nor be your souls afraid !
“ And trust your Saviour's aid.
“ For all his children wait;
“ To open wide the gate. 4.“ And if I thither go before,
“ A dwelling to prepare,
“ That I may fix you there.
5 - United in eternal love,
My chosen shall remain, “ And with rejoicing hearts shall share
“ The honours of my reign.' 6 Yes, Lord, thy gracious words we hear,
And cordial joys they bring: Frail nature may extort a groan, But faith shall learn to sing.
233. P.M.-Christ's little Flock comforted. Luke xii. 32. I IS it not the Shepherd's voice?
Jesus, I thy word embrace;
I shall gain the crowning grace. 2 I the kingdom shall receive,
By my Father's pleasure given;
C.M.- Fear not.” Isa. xxxv. 4. 1 YE trembling souls dismiss your fears, Be mercy
all your theme; Mercy, which like a river flows,
In one perpetual stream. 2“ Fear not” the powers of earth and hell,
God will those powers restrain;
And make their efforts vain. 3 “ Fear not” the want of outward good,
For his he will provide;
And give them heaven beside.
Or leave his work undone;
And faithful to his Son,