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307. C. M. BEDDOME.
"Fear Not." 1 Ye trembling souls, dismiss your fears,
Be mercy all your theme;
In one perpetual stream. 2 Fear not the powers of earth and hell;
God will those powers restrain;
And make their efforts vain.
For his he will provide ;
And give them heaven beside.
Or leave his work undone;
And faithful to his Son.
308. C. M. BEDDOME.
Sincerity and Self-Examination. 1 Am I an Israelite indeed,
Without a false disguise ?
My refuges of lies 2 Say, does my heart unchanged remain,
Or is it formed anew ?
3 Cause me, O God of truth and grace,
My real state to know;
If right, preserve me so !
309. C. M.
Sincerity and Hypocrisy. 1 God is a Spirit, just and wise,
He sees our inmost mind;
And leave our souls behind.
With honor can appear ;
Through the disguise they wear. 3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their bending knees the ground;
Where not the heart is found.
And make my soul sincere;
And find acceptance there.
L. M. HENRY MOORE.
For Steadiness of Principle.
A wild of cares, and toils, and tears,
2 Shed down, O Lord ! a heavenly ray
To guide me in the doubtful way;
To guard me in the dangerous hour.
In which the thoughtless many run,
And grasp their ruin in their bliss.
Allure my wandering soul aside;
311. L. M. Scott.
The springs whence wrong opinions flow;
When frailty errs, and when we sin. 2 Who among men, great Lord of all,
Thy servant to his bar shall call ?
And doom him to the realms of woe? 3 Who with another's eye can read?
Or worship by another's creed?
And bow to thy commands alone. 4 If wrong, correct; accept, if right;
While faithful, we improve our light,
312. C. M.
Still keep the golden mean;
Declares a conscience clean. 2 What blessings bounteous Heaven bestows,
He takes with thankful heart;
And gives the poor a part.
Disdains to be confined;
And prays for all mankind.
Each passion to control;
The empire of his soul.
His treasure is above;
Can claim his highest love.
Through all their actions run.
2 Blest is the pious house,
Where zeal and friendship meet; Their songs of praise, their mingled vows,
Make their communion sweet. 3 Thus, when on Aaron's head
They poured the rich perfume,
And pleasure filled the room. 4 Thus on the heavenly hills
The saints are blest above,
And all the air is love.
314. H. M. MONTGOMERY.
The Blessing of Peace. Ps. 133. 1 How beautiful the sight
Of brethren who agree
And bonds of charity;
The cups of Hermon's flowers;
Bright with the drops of showers;
Blessings, a boundless store,
Yea, life for evermore.