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Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;

O receive my soul at last.
Other refuge have I none;

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee; Leave, ah! leave me not alone,

Still support and comfort me. All my trust on Thee is stayed; All my help from Thee I bring; Cover my defenceless head

With the shadow of Thy wing.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want;

More than all in Thee I find; Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, Heal the sick, and lead the blind. Just and holy is Thy name,

I am all unrighteousness; Vile and full of sin I am,

Thou art full of truth and grace. Plenteous grace with Thee is found,

Grace to pardon all my sin; Let the healing streams abound, Make and keep me pure within ; Thou of life the fountain art,

Freely let me take of Thee; Spring Thou up within my heart, Rise to all eternity.

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There is a place where Jesus sheds The oil of gladness on our heads :A place than all beside more sweet; It is the blood-bought mercy-seat.

There is a scene where spirits blend, Where friend holds fellowship with friend;

Though sundered far, by faith they meet Around one common mercy-seat.

There, there, on eagle wings we soar,
And sense and sin molest no more,
And heaven comes down our souls to

greet,

And glory crowns the mercy-seat.

O let my hand forget her skill,
My tongue be silent, cold, and still,
This throbbing heart forget to beat,
If I forget the mercy-seat.

HUGH STOWELL, 1828.

345
Tune-"Austria"-No. 106. 88. 78. & 48.
Savior, like a shepherd lead us ;

Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us;
For our use Thy folds prepare.
: Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus,
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.:
Thou hast promised to receive us,

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Poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us,

Grace to cleanse and power to free.
1: Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus,
Let us early tu to Thee.:||
Early let us seek iny favor,

Early let us do Thy will;
Blessed Lord and only Savior,

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Revive our drooping faith.

Our doubts and fears remove, And kindle in our breasts the flame, Of never-dying love. Convince us of our sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood,

And to our wondering view reveal The secret love of God.

'Tis Thine to cleanse the heart, To sanctify the soul,

To pour fresh life in every part, And new-create the whole.

Dwell, therefore, in our hearts,

Our minds from bondage free; Then shall we know, and praise and love The Father, Son, and Thee!

JOSEPH HART, 1759.

347

Tune-No. 311.

God, we bless Thee that we meet again: Thou hast heard the prayer we brought Thee,

Given the good that we besought Thee; God, we bless Thee that we meet again. REFRAIN: That we meet, etc.

God, we bless Thee that we meet aga
Kind Thy bonds our hearts enchaining,
Gentle all Thy love's constraining;
God, we bless Thee that we meet again.
[REF.
God, we bless Thee that we meet again:
Be Thy praise and our thanksgiving
Sounded out in holy living;

God, we bless Thee that we meet again. [REF. God, we bless Thee that we meet again: Though we part when ends life's story, O how sweet to sing in Glory

God, we bless Thee that we meet again, [REF. EDWARD A. COLLIER, 1900.

348

Tune-"Harwell." Ss. 78. & 78.

Hark! ten thousand harps and voices
Sound the note of praise above;
Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices;
Jesus reigns, the God of love;

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