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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.


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

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

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,


TW night;

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


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.


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.


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


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.



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.


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.



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


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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