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3 I hoped that in some favoured hour,
At once He'd answer my request,
Subdue my sins, and give me rest. 4 Instead of this, He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart;
Assault my soul in every part.
Wilt Thou pursue Thy worm to death ? 'Tis in this way, the Lord replied,
I answer prayer for grace and faith. 6 These inward trials I employ,
From self and pride to set thee free ;
James i. 2.
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Not to live without the cross,
This is happiness to me.
Of affliction, pain, and toil;
3 Did I meet no trials here,
No correction by the way,
Psalm lxix. 1-3; 10-18. D. C. M.
The darkness and the day,
And help us when we pray ;
Around our vessel roar,
To view the rocky shore.
For Him we fain would bear;
And courage to despair,
Our sinking faith renew;
O send Thy patience too.
Strength to seek a better way;
2 Lord, have mercy when we lie
On the restless bed and sigh,
Then, O then, have mercy, Lord. 3 Lord, have mercy when we know
First how vain this world below:
549 Ezek. xxxiv. 12.
Beyond yon stars, within yon sky, Where the dazzling fields never needed light
Of the sun by day, nor the moon by night: 2 Though shining millions around Thee stand,
For the sake of Him at Thy right hand,
Now wandering in doubt and darkness here. 3 Our night is dreary, and dim our day,
And if Thou turn Thy face away,
WATTS. 1 WAKE, our souls; away, our fears;
Awake, and run the heavenly race,
550 Isaiah xl. 28–31. L. M.
2 True, 'tis a strait and thorny road,
And mortal spirits tire and faint;
That feeds the strength of every saint; 3 Thee, mighty God, whose matchless power
Is ever new and ever young,
Their everlasting circles run.
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply, While such as trust their native strength
Shall melt away, and droop, and die. 5 Swift as an eagle cuts the air,
We'll mount aloft to Thine abode;
Col. iii. 3. C. M. NEWTON. R ;
EJOICE, believer, in the Lord, The hope that's built upon His word,
Can ne'er be overthrown.
And feeble is your arm,
Beyond the reach of harm.
Or fainting, shall not die.
Will aid you from on high.
Faith sees Him always near, -,
☆ As surely as He overcamć,
And triumphed once for you;
Shall through Him triumph too.
1 Cor. x. 13. L, M. DODDRIDGE. W let the feeble all be strong,
His shield is spread o'er every saint ;
And thus supported, who shall faint ? 2 What though the hosts of hell engage
With mingled cruelty and rage ?
And chains them down in iron bands. 3 Bound by His word, He will display
A strength proportioned to our day:
Will shew a path of safe retreat.
Which Jesus ratified with blood :
2 Cor. iv. 17, 18. C. M
WATTS 1 THEN I can read my title clear
To mansions in the skies, I bid farewell to every fear,
Α. wipe my weeping eyes, 2 Should earth against my soul engage,
And hellish darts be hurled, Then I can smile at Satan's rage,
And face a frowning world 3 Let cares, like a wild deluge, come,
And storms of sorrow fall, May I but safely reach my home,
My God, my heaven, my all.