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4 The things unknown to feeble sense,

Unseen by reason's glimmering ray,
With strong, commanding evidence,

Their heavenly origin display. 5 Faith lends its realising light,

The clouds disperse, the shadows fly,
Th' Invisible appears in sight,
And God is seen by mortal eye.

496 Gal. iv. 6.

C. M.

DODDRIDGE. 1 YOVEREIGN of all the worlds on high, Nor, while a worm would raise its head,

Disdain a Father's name.
2 My Father, God! how sweet the sound,

How tender and how dear!
Not all the melody of heaven

Could so delight the ear.
3 Come, Sacred Spirit, seal the name

On mine expanding heart,
And shew that in Jehovah's grace

I share a filial part.
4 Cheered by a signal so divine,

Unwavering I believe;
Thou know'st I, Abba, Father, cry,

Nor can the sign deceive.

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Phil. iii. 7-9. L. M.

WATIS 1 more, my God, I boast no more

I quit the hopes I held before,

To trust the merits of Thy Son.
2 Now for the love I bear His name,

What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to His cross.

3 Yes, and I must and will esteem

All things but loss for Jesus' sake :
O may my soul be found in Him,

And of His righteousness partake! 4 The best obedience of my hands

Dares not appear before Thy throne;
But faith can answer Thy demands,
By pleading what my Lord has done.

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Heb. xi. 1. C. M. WATTS. 1

ITH is the brightest evidence
Breaks through the clouds of flesh and

sense,
And dwells in heavenly light.
2 It sets times past in present view,

Brings distant prospects home, of things a thousand years ago,

Or thousand years to come. 3 By faith we know the worlds were made

By God's Almighty word ;
Abram, to unknown countries led,

By faith obeyed the Lord.
4 He sought a city fair and high,

Built by th' Eternal hands,
And faith assures us, though we die,

That heavenly building stands.

2 Cor. v. 7. L. M. WATTS. I'MIS by the faith of joys to come,

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TW night;

Till we arrive at heaven our home,
Faith is our guide, and faith our light.

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2 The want of sight she well supplies,

She makes the pearly gates appear;
Far into distant worlds she pries,

And brings eternal glories near.
3 Cheerful we tread the desert through,

While faith inspires a heavenly ray ;
Though lions roar, and tempests blow,

And rocks and dangers fill the way. 4 So Abram, by divine command,

Left his own house to walk with God;
His faith beheld the promised land,
And fired his zeal along the road.

500 2 Cor. 1. 24.

7's. LEEDS SEL. 1 YTRANGERS, pilgrims, here below,

Lean on Jesus as ye go,

For by faith alone ye stand. 2 Glory in the Saviour's name,

Join with all the ransom'd band,
Trust the Lord, He's still the same,

For by faith alone ye stand.
3 Trust the Lord, in life and death,

Trust your all in Jesus' hand;
Trust Him with your latest breath,
For by faith alone ye stand.

501 Heb. xi. 27.

L, M, DODDRIDGE 1 Y Es faftat can plerce the

awful gloom, The great Invisible can see And with its tremblings mingle joy,

In fixed regards, great God, to Thee. 2 Then every tempting form of sin,

Shamed in Thy presence, disappears;
And all the glowing, raptured soul,
The likeness it contemplates, wears.

3 This one petition would it urge,

To bear Thee ever in its sight;
In life, in death, in worlds unknown,
Its only portion and delight.

502 Heb. iv. 3.

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C. M. C. WESLEY. 1

To all Thy people known;
A rest where pure enjoyment reigns,

And Thou art loved alone:
2 A rest where all our soul's desire

Is fixed on things above;
Where fear, and sin, and grief expire,

Cast out by perfect love.
3 O that I now the rest might know,

Believe, and enter in :
Now, Saviour, now the power bestow,

And let me cease from sin.
4 Remove this hardness from my heart,

This unbelief remove;
To me the rest of faith impart,

The Sabbath of Thy love.

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2 Cor. i, 20. C. M. WATTS. UR God, how firm His promise stands;

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He trusts in our Redeemer's hands

His glory and His grace. 2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,

Since Christ and we are one ? Thy God is faithful to His saints,

Is faithful to His Son.
3 Beneath His smiles my heart has lived,

And part of heaven possessed :
I praise His name for grace received,
And trust Him for the rest.

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John X. 28, 29. C. M. WATTS, 1

My Lord, my hope, my trust; If I am found in Jesus' hands,

My soul can ne'er be lost.
2 His honour is engaged to save

The meanest of His sheep;
All that His heavenly Father gave

His hands securely keep.
3 Nor death nor hell shall e'er remove

His chosen from His breast; In the dear bosom of His love

They must for ever rest.

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L. M.

Heb. iii. 14. 1 THEN first before His mercy-seat,

did to He gave us warrant, from that hour,

To trust His wisdom, love, and power. 2 Did ever trouble yet befall,

And He refuse to hear our call ?
And has He not His promise past,

That we shall overcome at last ? 3 He who has helped us hitherto,

Will help us all our journey through,
And give us daily cause to raise
New monuments of joyful praise.

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Isaiah xxx. 18. S. M. TOPLADY. COUR harps, ye trembling saints,

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Loud to the praise of love divine

Bid every string awake.
2 Though in a foreign land,

We are not far from home,
And nearer to our house above

We every moment come.

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