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241. 7.6.—The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?

Ps. xxvii.

1 GOD is my strong salvation,

What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,

My light, my help is near.
Though hosts encamp around me,

Firm to the fight I stand ;
What terror can confound me,

With God at my right hand ?
2 Place on the Lord reliance ;

My soul, with courage wait:
His truth be thine affiance,

When faint and desolate.
His might thy heart shall strengthen,

His love thy joy increase :
Mercy thy days shall lengthen ;-

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;
He sav'd them from the tyrant's hand,
Allots to them a pleasant land,

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 !
Thy shield ! he guards thee from the foe!
Thy sword ! he fights thy battle too !

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.
5 Sweet hope! it makes the coward brave;
It makes a freeman of the slave,

And bids the sluggard rise;
It lifts a worm of earth on high,
Provides him wings, and makes him fly

To mansions in the skies.

247.

S. M.—"Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of

life." Rev. ii. 10.
1 HARK! how the watchmen cry!

Attend the trumpet's sound;
Stand to your arms, the foe is nigh;
The

powers of hell surround.
2 Who bow to Christ's command,

Your arms and hearts prepare,
The day of battle is at hand:

Go forth to glorious war.
3 Go up with Christ your Head;

Your Captain's footsteps see;
Follow your Captain, and be led

To certain victory.

4 Only have faith in God,

In faith your foes assail ;
Not wrestling against flesh and blood,

But all the powers of hell.
5 By all hell's host withstood,

We all hell's host o'erthrow; And conquering them through Jesus' blood,

We still to conquer go.
6 Our Captain leads us on,

He beckons from the skies;
And reaches out a starry crown,

And bids us take the prize. 7 Be faithful unto death;

Partake my victory;
And thou shalt wear this glorious wreath,

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;
In all my works thy presence find,

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 still to things eternal look,

And hasten to thy glorious day.

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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.

268.

S.M—“ Unto him shall the gathering of the people be." Gen. xlix. 10. 1

CENTRE of unity,

Our precious Corner-stone !
Collect thy people unto thee,

And perfect them in one;
Break down the wall between

Even as thou hast foretold ;
And all the wandering sheep bring in,

And make us all one fold.
2 Object of the world's desire,

Jesus we fain would see;
O might every heart aspire,

With ours to rest in thee!
O might all our Saviour know,

Where'er by Sin or Satan driven,
Gather'd to thy church below,

And to thy throne in heaven.

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8.7.— Zion, or the city of God. Isa. xxiii. 20, 21. 1 GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God !
He, whose words cannot be broken,

Form'd thee for his own abode :
On the rock of ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose

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With salvation's walls surrounded,

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.

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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;
All her foes shall be confounded,
Though the world in arms combine :

Happy Zion!
What a favour'd lot is thine.

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