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318. The Security of the Believer. C.M.
Thy name's mysterious pow'r,
Nor fear the trying hour.
To feeble helpless worms,
From enemies and storms.
And bear them in their arms,
And guard their life from harms. 4 The angels' LORD himself is nigh
To them that love his name;
And put their focs to shame.
Long as they sojourn here;
What lave the saints to fear?
319. The Security of the Believer. C.M. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they fol.
low me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they
My LORD, my hope, my trust;
My soul can ne'er be lost.
The meanest of his sheep;
His hands securely keep.
Suspicions and complaints ?
Grow weary of bis saints?
E'en might forgetful prove;
Of everlasting love.
* See ISAIAH xlix. 14 to 16.
320. T'he Security of the Believer.
But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dis.
mayed, O Israel ; for, behold, I will save thee from afar off._JER. xlvi. 27.
ISRA'L shall obtain a pardon :
(Thus the Lord proclaims his love): He shall be a water'd garden :
Isra'l shall no inore remove:
Thus my sov'reign purpose stands. 2 O my servant Jacob, fear not :
I have call'd thee; thou art mine:
I will come, thy light shall shine:
I will save thee from afar.
Fear thou not, but trust in me ;
Is the love I bear to thee :
Jacob shall survive them all.
Thou shalt know that I am God:
Thou shalt feel the chast'ning rod;
5 When thy foes are all brought under:
When I gather all thy seed: Then shalt thou be fill'd with wonder,
Then shalt thou rejoice indeed: All thy warfare then shall cease; All thy children shall have peace.
321. The Security of the Believer. L.M. As thy days, so shall thy strength be...DEUT.xxxii. 25. AFFLICTED saint, to Christ draw
near, Thy Saviour's gracious promise hear ; His faithful word declares to thee,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be. 2 Let not thy heart despond and say,
“ How shall I stand the trying day?" He has engag'd by firm decree,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be. 3 Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong;
And, if the conflict should be long,
For as thy days, thy strength shall be. 4 Should persecution rage and flame,
Still trust in thy REDEEMER's name;
That as thy days, thy strength shall be. 5 When thou art call'd to bear the cross,
Or sore affliction, pain, or loss,
Or deep distress, or poverty,
Still as thy days, thy strength shall be. 6 When ghastly death appears in view,
Christ's presence shall thy fears sub-
322. Encouraged to trust in Christ.
What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the
sea obey hin ?-MARK iv. 41.
WHY those fears ? behold 'tis Jesus
Holds the helm and guides the ship: Spread the sails, and catch the breezes Sent to waft us through the deep,
To the regions
Where the mourners cease to weep. 2 Could we stay where death is hov'ring;
Could we rest on such a shore ?
We forsake it;
Leaving all we lov'd before. 3 Though the shore we hope to land on,
Only by report is known;
And with Jesus,