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3 Amidst the roaring of the sea,

My soul still hangs her hope on thee;
Thy constant love, thy faithful care,

Is all that saves me from despair. 4 Dangers of every shape and name

Attend the followers of the Lamb,
Who leave the world's deceitful shore,

And leave it to return no more. 5 Though tempest-toss'd and half a wreck,

My Saviour through the floods I seek;
Let neither winds nor stormy main,
Force back my shatter'd bark again.

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:
His shield is spread o'er every saint,

And thus supported, who shall faint? 2 What though the hosts of hell engage,

With mingled cruelty and rage?
A faithful God restrains their hands,

And chains them down in iron bands. 3 Bound by his word, he will display

A strength proportion'd to our day,
And when united trials meet,

Will shew a path of safe retreat.
4 Thus far we prove thy promise good,

Which Jesus ratified with blood;
Still is he gracious, wise, and just,
And still in him let Israel trust.

228.
L.M.- Looking upwards in a Storm.
1 GOD of my life, to thee I call,

Afficted at thy feet I fall;
When the great water-floods prevail,
Leave not my trembling heart to fail!

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?
Does not the word still fix'd remain,

That none shall seek thy face in vain? 4 That were a grief I could not bear,

Didst thou not hear and answer prayer;
But a prayer-hearing, answering God
Supports me under every load.

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5 Fair is the lot that's cast for me!

I have an Advocate with thee:
They whom the world caresses most

Have no such privilege to boast.
6 Poor though I am, despis’d, forgot,

Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
And he is safe and must succeed,
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.

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!
Though not one grain shall be destroy'd,

Yet will he sift the wheat.
2 But God can all his power control,

And gather in his chain;
And where he seems to triumph most,

The captive soul regain.
3 There is a shepherd kind and strong,

Still watchful for his sheep;
Nor shall the infernal lion rend,

Whom he vouchsafes to keep.

4 Blest Jesus, intercede for us,

That we may fall no more;
O raise us, when we prostrate lie,

And comfort lost restore. 5 Thy secret energy impart,

That faith may never fail,
But, ’midst whole showers of fiery darts,

That temper'd shield prevail.
6 Secur'd ourselves by grace divine,

We'll guard our brethren too;
And, taught their frailty by our own,
Our care of them renew.

230.
L.M.-God the Author of Consolution, 2 Cor, vii. 6.
1 THE Lord, how rich his comforts are;

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;
And those that mourn shall learn from me,
Salvation to our God belongs.

231.
L.M.—“Why art thou cast down?Ps. xlii. 5.
1 BE still my heart! these anxious cares

To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares;
They cast dishonour on thy Lord,

And contradict his gracious word!
2 Brought safely by his hand thus far,

Why wilt thou now give place to fear?
How canst thou want if he provide,
Or lose thy way with such a guide?

3 When first before his mercy-seat,

Thou didst to him thy all commit;
He gave thee warrant, from that hour,

To trust his wisdom, love, and power. 4 Did ever trouble

yet

befall
And he refuse to hear thy call?
And has he not his promise past,

That thou shalt overcome at last? 5 He who has help'd me hitherto,

Will help me all my journey through;
And give me daily cause to raise

New Ebenezers to his praise.
6 Though rough and thorny be the road,

It leads thee home, apace, to God,
Then count thy present trials small,
For heaven will make amends for all.

232. C.M.-Christ's Pity and Consolation for his troubled Disciples.

John xiv. 1-3.
1 PEACE, all ye sorrows of the heart,

And all my tears be dry;
That Christian ne'er can be forlorn,

That views his Jesus nigh.
2 “Let not your bosoms throb,” he says,

“ Nor be your souls afraid !
Trust in your God's Almighty name,

“ And trust your Saviour's aid.
3 “ Fair mansions in my Father's house

“ For all his children wait;
“And I, your elder brother, go,

“ To open wide the gate. 4.“ And if I thither go before,

“ A dwelling to prepare,
“ I surely shall return again,

“ 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;
Fearful, I in hope rejoice;

I shall gain the crowning grace. 2 I the kingdom shall receive,

By my Father's pleasure given;
Triumph in thy smile and live,
High enthron'd with God in heaven.

234.

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;
His arm shall all their rage repel,

And make their efforts vain. 3 “ Fear not” the want of outward good,

For his he will provide;
Grant them supplies of daily food,

And give them heaven beside.
4 “ Fear not” that he will e'er forsake,

Or leave his work undone;
He's faithful to his promises,

And faithful to his Son,

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