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241. 7.6.—“ The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?”
1 GOD is my strong salvation,
What foe have I to fear?
My light, my help is near.
Firm to the fight I stand ;
With God at my right hand ?
My soul, with courage wait:
When faint and desolate.
His love thy joy increase :
The Lord will give thee peace.
246. 8. 8. 6.-“ Fur from the top of the rocks I behold him." Numb. xxiii. 9. 1 THE sons of Israel stand alone, Jehovah claims them for his own,
His cause and their's the same;
And calls them by his name, 2 Oh! Israel, who is like to thee! A people sav'd and call’d to be
Peculiar to the Lord !
Himself thy great reward !
3 Fear not, though many should oppose, For God is stronger than thy foes,
And makes thy cause his own; The promis'd land before thee lies, Go and possess the glorious prize,
Resery'd for thee alone. 4 In glory there the King appears, He wipes away his people's tears,
And makes their sorrows cease: From toil and grief they there repose, And dwell secure from all their foes,
In everlasting peace.
And bids the sluggard rise;
To mansions in the skies.
S. M.—"Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of
life." Rev. ii. 10.
Attend the trumpet's sound;
powers of hell surround.
Your arms and hearts prepare,
Go forth to glorious war.
Your Captain's footsteps see;
To certain victory.
4 Only have faith in God,
In faith your foes assail ;
But all the powers of hell.
We all hell's host o'erthrow; And conquering them through Jesus' blood,
We still to conquer go.
He beckons from the skies;
And bids us take the prize. 7 Be faithful unto death;
Partake my victory;
And thou shalt reign with me.
258. L.M.—I have set the Lord always before me.” Psa. xvi. 8, with
Rom. xii. 11, and 1 Cor. x. 31. 1 FORTH in thy name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour to pursue; Thee, only thee, resolv'd to know,
In all I think, or speak, or do. 2 The task thy wisdom has assign'd
Oh let me cheerfully fulfil;
And prove thy acceptable will. 3 Thee I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes my inmost substance see; And labour on at thy command,
And offer all my works to thee. 4 Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray,
And hasten to thy glorious day.
5 For thee delightfully employ
Whate'er thy bounteous grace hath given, And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with thee to heaven.
S.M—“ Unto him shall the gathering of the people be." Gen. xlix. 10. 1
CENTRE of unity,
Our precious Corner-stone !
And perfect them in one;
Even as thou hast foretold ;
And make us all one fold.
Jesus we fain would see;
With ours to rest in thee!
Where'er by Sin or Satan driven,
And to thy throne in heaven.
8.7.— Zion, or the city of God. Isa. xxiii. 20, 21. 1 GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God !
Form'd thee for his own abode :
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.
2 See! the streams of living waters
Springing from eternal love, Well supply thy sons and daughters
And all fear of want remove : Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to' assuage ? Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails, from age to age. 3 Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood ! Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God. "Tis his love his people raises
Over self to reign as kings, And as priests his solemn praises
Each for a thank-offering brings. 4 Saviour, if of Zion's city
I through grace a member am, Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in thy name: Fading is the worldling's pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show; Solid joys and lasting treasure,
None but Zion's children know.
8. 7.4.-“ As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people, from henceforth even for ever.” Ps. cxxv. 2. 1 ZION stands by hills surrounded,
Zion kept by power divine;