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476. After Receiving. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life.
John vi. 35.
Boast how excellent they prove !
We have meat they know not of;
Saints adore him,
Bow before him,
477. Desiring the presence of God in Affliction.
C.M. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever!
how long wilt thou hide thy face from me ?-PSALM xiii. l. 1 Thy gracious presence, O my God,
My every wish contains;
My heart no more complains.
2 This can my every care control,
Gild each dark scene with light;
Without it all is night.
Where thy full beams impart
And rapture to the heart.
My spirit longs to know;
Nor can they rest below.
Aspire in vain to thee?
I shall for ever be.
The darksome hours away,
To everlasting day. 478. The benefits of Affliction. 8—7—4. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and
that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.-PSALM cxix. 75. 1 In the floods of tribulation,
While the billows o‘er me roll,
[2 *Thus, the lion yields me honey,
From the eater food is given,
And my sins are all forgiv'n.] 3 So, in darkest dispensations, Doth
faithful Lord appear,
Thus to bring my Saviour near. 4 In the sacred page recorded
Thus the word securely stands,
Every word my love demands. 5 All I meet I find assists me
In my path to heav'nly joy;
Hallelujah, praise the Lord.
Still the path I'll ne'er forget,
479. Christian Meeting. L.M.
Where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.--Mat. xviii. 20.
1 KINDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,
A welcome in his name receive;
The joys which he alone can give. [2 To you and me by grace 'tis given
To know the Saviour's precious name;
Our hope, our way, our end the same.] 3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above,
And cause our hearts to burn with love. 4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians meet together thus;
Who liv'd, and died, and reigns for us. [5 We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffer'd for us here below;
We'll love, and wonder, and adore :
480. Christian Meeting. 7s. Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.—Col. iii. 16. 1 Sweet the time, exceeding sweet,
When the saints together meet;
When they joy to sing of him! 2 Sing we then eternal love,
Such as did the Father move;
Lov'd the world, and gave his Son. 3 Sing the Son's amazing love;
How he left the realms above,
Liv'd and died to save our race. 4 Sing we too the Spirit's love;
With our wretched hearts he strove,
And our souls to Jesus drew.
Where the saints in glory meet;
481. Christian Meeting. L.M. Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to
another.-MAL. iii 16. 1 Why should believers when they meet,
Not speak of Christ, the King they own, Who gives them hope that they shall sit With him for ever on his throne ?