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317. Grace sufficient promised. C.M. My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is
made perfect in weakness.—2 Cor. xii. 9.
To cheer the drooping saint:
Tho' nature's pow'rs may faint. 2 My grace its glories shall display,
And make your griefs remove; Your weakness shall the triumphs tell
Of boundless power and love." 3 What, tho' my griefs are not remov'd,
Yet why should I despair ? While “ everlasting arms” support,
I can the burden bear. 4 Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord !
'Tis good to trust thy name : Thy power, thy faithfulness, and love,
Will ever be the same.
I all things can perform ;
Amid the raging storm.
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.PSALM xci. 1.
1 INCARNATE God! the soul that knows
Thy name's mysterious pow'r,
Nor fear the trying hour.
To feeble helpless worms, A buckler and a refuge prove
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 foes to shame.
Long as they sojourn here;
What have the saints to fear ?
319. The Security of the Believer. C.M. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they
follow me; and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand.—John x. 27, 28. 1 IMMOVABLE thy promise stands,
My Lord, my hope, my trust;
My soul can ne'er be lost.
2 His honour is engag'd to save
The meanest of his sheep;
His hands securely keep.
Suspicions and complaints ?
Grow weary of his saints ?
E'en might forgetful prove;
Of everlasting love.
320. The Security of the Believer. 8-7-7. But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not
dismayed, 0 Israel ; for, behold, I will save thee
from afar off.-JER. xlvi. 27. 1 Isra'l shall obtain a pardon :
(Thus the Lord proclaims his love): He shall be a water'd garden :
Isra'l shall no more remove :
Thus my sov’reign purpose stands. 2 O my servant Jacob, fear not :
I have call'd thee; thou art mine : Tho' my glory yet appear not;
I will come, thy light shall shine :
See Isaiah xlix. 14 to 16.
Object of my love and care,
3 Though I make an end of others :
Fear thou not, but trust in me;
Is the love I bear to thee :
4 Yet thou shalt not be unpunish'd,
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 rejoice indeed :
321. The Security of the Believer. L.M. As thy days, so shall thy strength be.—DEUT.
Thy Saviour's gracious promise hear;
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,
Still as thy days, thy strength shall be. 6 When ghastly death appears in view,
Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue; He comes to set thy spirit free,
And, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 322. Encouraged to trust in Christ. 8—7—4. What manner of man is this, that even the wind and
the sea obey him?-Mark iv. 41. 1 Why those fears ? behold 'tis Jesus
Holds the helm and guides the ship :
To the regions