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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 ;
Safe compass'd round, for Christ is mine,
With boundless love, and power divine !

310.

P. M.- Triumph of Faith. 1 HEAD of the church triumphant,

We joyfully adore thee;

Till thou appear,
Thy members here
Shall sing like those in glory.
We lift our hearts and voices,
With blest anticipation;

And cry aloud,
And give to God
The praise of our salvation.

2 While in affliction's furnace,

And passing through the fire,

Thy love we praise,

Which knows our days,
And ever brings us nigher :
We clap our hands, exulting
In thine almighty favour;

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,
The fire of tribulation :
The world, with sin and Satan,
In vain our march opposes;

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
Which thou hast set before us.
And if thou count us worthy,
We each, as dying Stephen,

Shall see thee stand

At God's right hand,
To take us up to heaven.

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85.- Assurance of Faith. 1 A DEBTOR to mercy alone,

Of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear with thy righteousness on,

My person and offerings to bring.

The terrors of law and of God,

With me can have nothing to do;
My Saviour's obedience and blood

Hide all my transgressions from view. 2 The work which his goodness began

The arm of his strength will complete ;
His promise is

yea

and amen,
And never was forfeited yet :
Things future, nor things that are now,

Not all things below nor above,
Can make him his purpose forego,

Or sever my soul from his love.
3 My name from the palms of his hands

Eternity will not erase;
Imprest on his heart it remains,

În marks of indelible grace:
Yes, I to the end shall endure,

As sure as the earnest is given,
More happy, but not more secure,
The glorified spirits in heaven!

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.
I WATCH'D by the world's malignant eye,

Who load us with reproach and shame;
As servants of the Lord most high,

As zealous for his glorious name,
We ought in all his paths to move

With holy fear and humble love.
2 That wisdom, Lord, on us bestow,

From every evil to depart:
To stop the mouth of every foe,

While upright both in life and heart,
The proofs of godly fear we give,
And show them how the Christians live.

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?
4 Oh, may this glorious, matchless love,

This godlike miracle of grace,
Teach mortal tongues, like those above,

To raise this song of lofty praise :
Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free?

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 ;
The accents mild shall charm mine ear

Like all the harps of heaven.
3 Cheerful, where'er thy hand shall lead,

The darkest path l’ll tread;
Cheerful I'll quit these mortal shores,

And mingle with the dead.
4 When dreadful guilt is done away,

No other fears we know;
That hand that scatters pardons down,

Shall crowns of life bestow.

336. L. M.–Our bodies the temples of the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. vi. 19.

2 Cor. vi. 16.
1 AND will the offended God again

Return and dwell with sinful men ?
Will he within this bosom raise

A living temple to his praise ?
2 The joyful news transports my breast,

All hail! I cry, thou heavenly guest !
Lift up your heads, ye powers within,

,
And let the King of Glory in.
3 Enter, with all thy heavenly train;

Here live, and here for ever reign;
Thy sceptre o'er my passions sway,

Let love command, and I'll obey.
4 Reason and conscience shall submit,

And pay their homage at thy feet;
To thee I'll consecrate my heart,

And bid each rival thence depart. 5 No idol-god shall hold a place

Within this temple of thy grace;
Dagon before the ark shall fall,
And God in Christ be all in all.

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