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6. Blind unbelief is sure to err, 13. His love in times past me forbid. And scan his work in vain,
deth to think, God is his own interpreter,
He'll leave me at last unrelieved to And he will make it plain.
sink, 1094. T. 22.
Each sweet Ebenezer I have in re
view BEstill my heart, these anxious cares Confirms his good pleasure to help To thee are burthens, thorns and snares,
me quite thro. They cast dishonor on thy Lord, And contradict his gracious word. 4. Why should I complain then of
want or distress, 2. Brought safely by his hand thus far, Why wilt thou now give place to care? Temptation or pain? for he told me How canst thou want, if he provide, The heirs of salvation, I know from
no less, Or lose thy way with such a guide?
hts word, 3. When first before his merey-seat Thro' much tribulation must follow Thou didst thy All to him commit,
their Lord. He gave thee warrant from that hour, To trust his wisdom, love and pow'r. 15. How bitter the cup none can ever
conceive, 4. Did erer trouble thee befall,
Which Jesus drank up that
sin. And he refuse to hear thy call, And hath he not the promise pass’d,
ners might live!
His way was much rougher, and That thou shalt overcome at last ?
darker than mine,
6. Since all that I meet with shall 6. Tho'rough and thorny be the road, The bitter is sweet, and the med'cine
work for my good, It leads me home apace to God,
is food, I count my present trials small, For heav'n will make amends for all: Tho' painful at present, 'twill cease
before long, 1095. T. 39.
And then, Ohow pleasant, the conBEGONE unbelief! for my Saviour queror's song
And for my relief he will surely ap
1096. T. 591.
My soul hath fled by pray'r, With Christ in the vessel, I smile at Why should I give way to grief, the storm.
Or heart-consuming care?
Are not all things in his hand, 2. Tho' dark be my way, yet since Hath be not his promise pass'd ? he is my guide,
Will he then regardless stand, 'Tis mine to obey, and 'tis his to pro And let me sink at last ?
Disposeth each event,
And yield to discontent?
If he worms and sparrows feed, Let thy griefs be turn'd to gladness,
Clothe the grass in rich array, Bid thy restless fears begone: Can he see a child in need,
Look to Jesus :fl: And rejoice in bis And turn his eye away?
great name. 3. When his name was quite un 2. What tho' Satan's strong temptaknown,
tions And sio my life employ'd,
Harrass thee by night and day, Then be watch'd me as his own,
And thy sinful inclinations Or I had been destroy'd;
Often fill thee with dismay, Now his mercy-seat I know,
Thou shalt conquer :||: Thro' the Now by grace I'm reconcil'd,
Lamb's atoning blood. Would be spare me, while a foe,
To leave me, when a child ? 3. Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee, 4. If he all my wants supplied,
From without, and from within, When I disdaip'd to pray,
Jesus saith, he'll ve'er forget thee, Now his spirit is my guide,
But will save from hell and sin; How can he answer nay;
He is faithful :/!: To perform his graIf he would not give me up,
thee, When my soul against him fought, 4. Tho' distresses vow att Will be disappoint the hope,
And thou tread'st the thorny road, Which he himself bath wrought? His right band shall still defend thee,
Soon he'll bring thee home to God; 5. If he shed his precious blood,
Therefore praise him :||: Praise the To bring me to his fold,
dear Redeemer's name! Can I think, that meaner good He will from me withhold ?
1099* T. 159. Satan, vain is thy device,
Here my hope rests well assur'd; LOOK up, my soul,to Christ thy joy, In that great redemption-price
With a believing mind, I see the whole secur'd.
With all the ills, which thee annoy, 1097. T. 89.
The way to Jesus fiud;
Here in this world thou bast no home, YES, since God himself hath said it, Nor lasting joy: to Jesus come, On his promise I rely,
He is the Pearl of greatest price; His good word demands my credit, Who all thy wants supplies.
What can unbelief reply? He is strong and can fulil,
2. Stedfast in faith to Jesus cleave, He is truth, and therefore will.
His faithfulness review,
And ev'ry burthen with him leave, In my Sat our's iutercession
Whose love is daily new : Humbly still I will confide,
His ways with thee are just and right, Lord, accept my free confession ;
“I have sinn'd, but thou hast died;" He puts thy enemies to flight, This is all I have to plead,
However threat'ning they appear, This is all the plea I need.
Take courage, he is near. 1098. T. 585.
3. Thy closet enter, pray and sigh,
To Jesus tell thy grief, O MY soul, what means this sadness. His ear is open to thy cry,
Wherefore art thou thus cast down? His hand to give relief,
Tho' men thee hate, forsake and I take, thus with gladness inspired grieve,
by thee, 'Thy Saviour thee will never leave, All sorrow and sadness affrighted His word is pass'd: he'll aid afford, must flee. Rely upon the Lord.
4. I plead thy rich promise, O give 4. Lift up thy heart to him on high,
me to drink, And leave this sordid earth, With fervor of spirit I wholly would Behold with a believing eye
Into thy love's ocean,
O let true devotion
To Zion thy dwelling, the city of 5. Arise and seek the things above, love. Let heav'n be all thy aim,
5. Should bitter be mix'd with the Where Jesus dwells in bliss and love, And earth and sin disclaim;
sweet.of my cup The world and all its empty joy
O grant me with joy all self-will to
of dire sorows.
Which thou hast drank for us,
To thine thou dost offer in this world
With thee, they here suffer, with
thee they shall reign. of light, Where all find refreshment, who seek 6. O therefore, my Jesus, permit me it aright,
to rest, Pure spring of salvation,
Where saints are no longer by suff".
And fullness of pleasure
ors gain, 2. Let him that is thirsty, encourag
And where crowns resplendent the
1101.* T. 82.
FAITHFUL Saviour, we to thee
Will look up incessantly,
Filial confidence possessing,
We show forth thy matchless praise. 3. Thou river of life dost revive soul 2. God be prais'd! thy love is known, and mind,
Phou expectest this alone, Those whom thou enrichest eternal That disclaiming self-reliance, good find,
We should yield a glad compliance,
With a mind devoutly still,
To thy good and perfectly will,
1102.* T. 157. 2. What are this world's joys and
troubles, WITH undaunted resolution, Christian heart-where thou art,
But a band-full of sand,
Vain and empty bubbles : Stand without confusion;
Yonder are the solid treasures, Yea should death with its last mes
Where our Lord will afford sage,
Endless joys and pleasures.
XI. HYMNS of PRAISE and THANKSGIVING.
1103.* T. 583. 2. Out of love he man created, To thee, the Lord of all, I'll humbly Nor was this, his love, abated,
And ordain'd bim God's delight, sing,
When man lost God's image bright; To thee,my Maker,I'll thank-off'rings bring;
Then compassion :i: Brought reBut how can language worthily dis
demption's plan to light Thy lauds, or to thy name due hom- 3. Here is love divine pourtrayed, age pay ?
So that man the lines may trace, 2. I've nought to give, for what I See, O man, God's love displayed, have is thine,
In thy Saviour's marred face; Thine is soul and body, and not
Wouldst thou praise him :Il: Be thy My reas'ning pow'rs, my health, my
theme redeeming grace. daily food,
[art good. 4. Bear in mind, how Jesus suffer'd, Are all thy gifts, and show, that thou He the righteous, for th' unjust, 3. That I'm an honourable vessel How his sipless soul he offerd, made,
Unto God for sinful dust; Is all the work of love upmerited,
Love thus triumph'd :fl: Mighty And not because I'm worthy: mercy
now to save the lost. free
5. Lo, th' incarnate God ascended, Redeem'd my soul from sin and misery. Pleads the merits of his blood, 4. Now while on earth I stay, to thee Now all enmity is ended, I'll live,
Man is reconcil'd to God; And to thy name alone all glory give,
All the ruin : 1: Of his fall is now Till I with all thy saints, my voice
made good. shall raise,
6. We shall see him once returning, And join in everlasting songs of praise. Then the sav'd their heads will 1104. T. 585.
raise, WHILE successive years are wast
He will change theirgriefand mourn.
Into notes of endless praise;
As Jehovah :!i: Ev'ry tongue will All his words are everlasting,
Mortals and immortals, sing,
Jesus comes with full salvation,
1006. T. 14. Jesus doth his glory bring;
FOR mercies, countless as the sands, Hallelujah! :/: Lord of hosts, of
Which daily I receive, kings, the King!
From God, by my Redeemer's hands,
My soul, what canst thou give? 1105. T. 580.
2. Yet thisacknowledgment I'll make,
For all he hath bestow'd, JESUS, the whole creation's Head, Salvation's sacred cup I'll take, Lord of the living and the dead, And call upon my God.
Endless thy glories shine; 3. The best return for one, like me, Thy blood-bought church in mercy So wretched and so poor, own;
[throne, Is from his gifts to draw a plea, The church assembled round thy And ask him still for more. Or pilgrims here; we all are thine.
1107.* t. 166. 2. Pilgrims on earth, here we may rest, THANKS be to thee, O Lamb of The sparrow
here hath found a nest, God, Thine altars, O Lord God!
For thy unfathomable grace, For all thy blessings and thy care, How many benefits bestow'd Our gratitude in praise and pray'r
Forgotten and unnotic'd pass! Shall still ascend to thine abode.
When I thy love astonish'd see,
What lengths, breadths, heights, 3. Ye spirits of the just above,
and depths appear! With Christ now perfected in love, Eternity, immensity, Once our companions here;
Theşe, these its only limits are. In higher strains join us to sing Blessing and honor to our King,
1108.* T. 114. Till be in glory shall appear. THE Lamb of God unspotted, pure
and holy, 4. Hail! Lamb once slain, thy pre
Who by his death us reconcil'd to cious blood
God, Hath brought us sinners nigh to God,
And from our sins hath wash'd us Worthy art thou alone!
in his blood, Accept, O Lord, Ancient of days,
Is worthy, that each knee bow 'fore Thy universal church's praise,
him lowly, Here, and around thy glorious
That ev'ry tongue with gladness throne.
him confess, The only Lord, unto the Father's