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Dissolve the fatal charm; The dearest bosom-sin subdue, Thine image in my soul renew,

And save me from all harm.
4. Thus trav’lling on the heav'nly road
To Zion's temple, blest abode!

I reach the land of rest;
And Jordan's swellings past in death,
Triumphant yield my parting breath,

Reclin'd on Jesu's breast.

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And Enoch walked with GOD.GEN. v. 24.

BY Faith in CHRIST I walk with God
With heav'n my journey's end in view;
Supported by his staff and rod,

My road is safe and pleasant too. 2 I travel through a desert wide,

Where many round me blindly stray ;
But he vouchsafes to be my guide,

And will not let me miss my way. 3 Though snares and dangers throng my

path, And earth and hell my course with

stand;

I triumph over all by faith,
Guarded by his Almighty hand.

4 The wilderness affords no food,

But God for my support prepares ;
Provides me ev'ry needful good,

And frees my soul from wants and cares. 5 With him sweet converse I maintain,

Great as he is, I dare be free;
I tell him all my grief and pain,
And he reveals his love to me.

6) pity all that wordlings talk

Of pleasures that will quickly end ;
Be this my choice, O Lord, to walk
With thee my Guide, my Guard, my

Friend.

311. Watchful.

Watchful. C.M. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation : the

spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.Mat. xxvi. 41.

ALAS, what hourly dangers rise !

What snares beset my way!
'To heav'n O let me lift my eyes,

And hourly watch and pray! 2 How oft my mournful thoughts com

plain,
And melt in flowing tears !
My weak resistance, ah, how vain !

How strong my foes and fears !

3 O gracious God, in whom I live,

My feeble efforts aid;
Help me to watch, and pray, and strive,

Though trembling and afraid. 4 Increase my faith, increase my hope,

When foes and fears prevail ;
And bear my fainting spirit up,

Or soon my strength will fail. 5 Whene'er temptations fright my heart,

Or lure my feet aside,
My God, thy pow'rful aid impart,

My guardian and my guide.
6 O keep me in thy heav'nly way,

And bid the tempter flee;
And let me never, never stray

From happiness and thee!

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312. The Blessedness of his State. 79.

Double.

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed

upon us, that we should be called the sons of God! therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. -1 John iii. l.

BLESSED are the sons of God,
They are bought with Christ's own

blood;
They are ransom'd from the grave,
Life eternal they shall have:
All their sins are wash'd away,
They shall stand in God's great day :
With them number'd may we be,

Here, and in eternity!
2 They produce the fruits of grace

In the works of righteousness;
They are lights upon the earth,
Children of an heav'nly birth:
One with God, with JESUS one,
Glory is in them begun:
With them number'd may we be,

Here, and in eternity!
3 Though they suffer much on earth,

Strangers to the worldling's mirth,

Yet they have an inward joy,
Pleasures that can never cloy ;
They alone are truly blest,
Heirs of God, joint-heirs with CHRIST ;
With them number'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity!

313. The Blessedness of his State.

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He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. PSALM xci. l.

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HAPPY they who trust in Jesus !

Sweet their portion is and sure:
When destruction others seizes,
God will keep his own secure;

Happy people!
Happy though despis'd and poor.
2 Ye whom God has sav'd from error,

Ye“ who know the joyful sound,”
Fear ye not the mighty terror ;
Arms of mercy close you round:

Dread no evil!
God will all your foes confound.
3 [Since his love and mercy found you,

You are precious in his sight :
Thousands now may

fall around

you, Thousands more be put to flight:

But his presence
Keeps you safe by day and night.]

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