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165 For his Wisdom and Love. L.M.
He hath done all things well.- AIARK vii. 37.
OH for a heart prepar'd to sing
How “ Jesus has done all things well.” 2 How sov'reign, wonderful, and free,
Is all his love to sinful me!
“ Jesus, my Lord, does all things well.” 3 [Though oft a fiery flaming dart
The tempter levels at my heart,
“My Guardian doeth all things well.”] 4 Whene'er my Saviour and my God
Has on me laid his gentie rod,
Jesus bas still done all things well. 5 Sometimes he's pleas'd his face to hide,
To make me pray, or kill my pride;
• My Saviour doeth all things well." 6 Soon shall I pass the vale of death,
And in his arms resign my breath: Yet then, e'en then, my soul shall tell, 66 Jesus is with me: all is well.”
7 And when to that bright world I rise,
And join the anthems in the skies; Above the rest these notes shall swell, My Saviour has done all things well.'
THE HOLY SPIRIT.
166. Faith. S.M. By grace arè ye saved through faith; and that not of your
selves; it is the gift of GOD.Eph. ij. 8.
Where'er it is bestow'd!
And is the gift of God! 2 Jesus it owns a King,
An all-atoning Priest:
But looks for all in CHRIST. 3 To him it leads the soul,
When fill'd with deep distress;
And trusts his righteousness,
4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
And that divinely free;
To work this faith in me !
167. Faith. Ss.
Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through
And trusts in his crucified God,
Redemption in full thro' his blood :
And brings such salvation as this,
The work of the Spirit it is.
; It vanquishes death and despair ; And Oh ! let us wonder to tell,
It overcomes heaven by prayer ;Permits a vile worm of the dust,
With God to commune as a friend ; To hope his forgiveness as just,
And look for his love to the end. 3 It says to the mountains, “ Depart,"
That stand betwixt God and the soul; It binds up the broken in heart,
And makes wounded consciences Bids sins of a crimson-like dye [whole;
Be spotless as snow and as white; And raises the sinner on high
To dwell with the angels of light.
168. Faith. S.M. They shall not be ashamed that wait for me. IBAIAH
Down from the willows take ;
Bid every string awake.
We are not far from home;
We every moment come.
Stronger and brighter shine ;
Shall quench the spark divine. 4 The time of love will come,
When we shall clearly see,
But each shall say, 6. For me.” 5 Tarry his leisure, then,
Wait, the appointed hour;
Reveal his love with power.
Blest is the man, O God!
Shall thy salvation see.
169. Faith. C.M. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Rom. xi. 29.
Or disbelieve thy grace?
Although thou hide thy face. 2 Thy smiles have freed my heart from
My drooping spirits cheer'd; [pain, And wilt thou not appear again
Where thou hast once appear'd ? 3 Hast thou not form'd my soul anew,
And taught me, I am thine ?
Or break thy word divine ?
The gifts thou hast bestow'd ?
Which once so freely flow'd ? 5 Lord! let not groundless fears destroy
The mercies now possess'd:
And trust for all the rest,