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6 8s.--" The Lord's hand is not shortened." Isa. lix. 1. 1 NO, Lord, it cannot shorten 'd be
That Hand which plagued th’Egyptian race, Which brought thy people through the sea,
Which led them through the wilderness ; Which hath to us so often given
Drink from the rock, and bread from heaven. 2 That Hand hath open'd wide mine eyes :
That Hand, which now by faith I see, Measures the floods, and spans the skies,
And grasps the winds, and covers me! It brings the blind through ways unknown:
It holds, it lifts me to a throne. 3 Kept by that Hand, I cannot fear,
Lest earth or hell should pluck me thence, I trample on temptation near,
Supported by Omnipotence ;
P. M.- Triumph of Faith. 1 HEAD of the church triumphant,
We joyfully adore thee;
Till thou appear,
And cry aloud,
2 While in affliction's furnace,
And passing through the fire,
Thy love we praise,
Which knows our days,
The love divine,
Which made us thine
Shall keep us thine for ever. 3 Thou dost conduct thy people
Through torrents of temptation :
Nor will we fear,
While thou art near,
By thee we shall
Break through them all,
And sing the song of Moses. 4 By faith we see the glory To which thou shalt restore us;
The cross despise,
For that high prize
Shall see thee stand
At God's right hand,
85.- Assurance of Faith. 1 A DEBTOR to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing;
My person and offerings to bring.
The terrors of law and of God,
With me can have nothing to do;
Hide all my transgressions from view. 2 The work which his goodness began
The arm of his strength will complete ;
Not all things below nor above,
Or sever my soul from his love.
Eternity will not erase;
În marks of indelible grace:
As sure as the earnest is given,
315. 6 85.—“ Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies."
Neh. v. 9.
Who load us with reproach and shame;
As zealous for his glorious name,
With holy fear and humble love.
From every evil to depart:
While upright both in life and heart,
317. 6 8s.—“ Who is a God like unto thee that pardoneth iniquity."
Mic. vii. 18. 1 GREAT God of wonders ! all thy ways
Display thine attributes divine; But the fair glories of thy grace,
Beyond thine other wonders shine : Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free? 2 Such deep transgressions to forgive,
Such guilty daring worms to spare ; This is thine own prerogative,
And in the honour none shall share. Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free? 3 Pardon - from an offended God !
Pardon-for sins of deepest die ! Pardon - bestow'd through Jesus' blood !
Pardon - that brings the rebel nigh! Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?
This godlike miracle of grace,
To raise this song of lofty praise :
320. C. M.—"Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.” Matt. ix. 2. 1 MY Saviour, let me hear thy voice, Pronounce these words of
peace, And all my warmest powers shall join
To celebrate thy grace.
2 With gentle smiles call me thy child,
And speak my sins forgiven ;
Like all the harps of heaven.
The darkest path l’ll tread;
And mingle with the dead.
No other fears we know;
Shall crowns of life bestow.
336. L. M.–Our bodies the temples of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. vi. 19.
2 Cor. vi. 16.
Return and dwell with sinful men ?
A living temple to his praise ?
All hail! I cry, thou heavenly guest !
Here live, and here for ever reign;
Let love command, and I'll obey.
And pay their homage at thy feet;
And bid each rival thence depart. 5 No idol-god shall hold a place
Within this temple of thy grace;