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5 Our thoughts are lost in rev'rend awe ;
We love, and we adore ;
The holy angels never saw

So much of God before.

6 O may I bear some humble part
In that immortal song ;

Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue.

HYMN 86. C. M.

WATTS.

The glad Tidings of Salvation. Luke i. 72–74. Heb.iii.13. Acts x.42. ALVATION!-O the joyful sound! 'Tis pleasure to our ears ;

SAL

A sov'reign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears.

2 Bury'd in sorrow and in sin,
At hell's dark door we lay;
But we arise by grace divine
To see a heavenly day.

3 Salvation!-let the echo fly
The spacious earth around;
While all the armies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound.

HYMN 87. Hallelujah Metre.

WATTS.

God's Love eternal and unchangeable. Psa. xlii. 11. Isa. liv. 9, 10.

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Tit. iii. 5.

MY distrustful heart!

How small thy faith appears!

But greater, Lord, thou art

Than all my doubts and fears.

Did Jesus once upon me shine?
Then Jesus is forever mine.

Unchangeable his will,
Though dark may be my
His loving heart is still
Eternally the same:

frame;

3

4

My soul through many changes goes;
His love no variation knows.

Thou, Lord, wilt carry on,
And perfectly perform
The work thou hast begun

and wo,

In me, a sinful worm ;
Midst all my fears, and sin,
Thy spirit will not let me go.
The bowels of thy grace
At first did freely move :
I still shall see thy face,

And feel that God is love.
Myself into thine arms I cast;

Lord, save, O save my soul at last.

HYMN 88. L. M.

L.H.C.

The Loving Kindness of the Lord Jesus. Psa. xxxvi. 7, 8, 9. lxiii, 3.

lxxvi. 15.

AWAKE, my soul, in joyful lays,

And sing the great Redeemer's praise ;

He justly claims a song from me.
His loving kindness, O how free!

2 He saw me ruin'd in the fall,
Yet lov'd me notwithstanding all;
He sav'd me from my lost estate ;
His loving kindness, O how great!
3 Though num'rous hosts of mighty foes,
Though earth and hell my way oppose,
He safely leads my soul along ;
His loving kindness, O how strong!
4 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,
Has gather'd thick, and thunder'd loud,
He near my soul has always stood;
His loving kindness, O how good!
5 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale;
Soon all my mortal powers must fail;
Oh! may my last, expiring breath,
His loving kindness sing, in death.

6 Then let me mount, and soar away To the bright world of endless day; And sing, with rapture and surprise,

His loving kindness, in the skies. RIPPON's Coll.
HYMN 89. L. M.

The Hope which is the Anchor of the Soul. 1 Pet. i. 13. Ps. lxxxiv. 12.
Rom. vii. 24, 25. Heb. vi. 19.

GOD, my Sun, thy blissful rays
Irradiate, warm, and guide my heart ;

How dark, how mournful are my days,
If thine enlivening beams depart!

2 Scarce, through the shades, a glimpse of day
Appears to these desiring eyes;

But shall my drooping spirit say,
"The cheerful morn will never rise"?
3 O let me not, despairing, mourn,
Though gloomy darkness spreads the sky;
My glorious Sun will yet return,
And night with all its horrors fly.
4 O, for the bright, the joyful day,
When hope shall in assurance die !
So tapers lose their feeble ray

Beneath the Sun's refulgent eye. RIPPON's Coll.
HYMN 90. L. M.

Hoping. Mic. vii. 8,9. Psa. xliii. 5. Prov. xiii. 12. Rom, iv. 18-20.

WHY sinks my weak, desponding mind?

Why heaves my heart the anxious sigh?

Can sov'reign goodness be unkind?

Am I not safe, if God be nigh?

2 He holds all nature in his hand :
That gracious hand, on which I live,
Does life, and time, and death command,
And has immortal joys to give.

3 'Tis he supports this fainting frame;
On him alone my hopes recline ;

The wond'rous glories of his name

How wide they spread! how bright they shine! 4 Infinite wisdom! boundless power! Unchanging faithfulness and love! Here let me trust, while I adore, Nor from my refuge e'er remove.

HYMN 91. S. M.

MRS. STEELe.

Rejoicing in the Hope set before us. Jam. v. 11. Ps. cxxxi. 3. Hab. iii.

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3

17, 18.

OW let our voices join

NOW

To form a sacred song;

Ye pilgrims, in Jehovah's ways,

With music pass along.

How straight the path appears,
How open and how fair!

No lurking gins t'entrap our feet;

No fierce destroyer there.

But flowers of paradise

In rich profusion spring;
The Sun of glory gilds the path,
And dear companions sing.

4 See Salem's golden spires
In beauteous prospect rise;

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And brighter crowns than mortals wear,
Which sparkle through the skies.

All honour to his name,

Who marks the shining way;

To him, who lead the wanderers on
To realms of endless day.

Doddridge.

HYMN 92. Sevens Metre.

Praise. Ps. vii. 17. xiii. 6. cxxxv. 3.
HILDREN of the heavenly King,

CAs we journey, sweetly sing;

Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,
Glorious in his works and ways!

2 Ye are travelling home to God,
In the ways the Fathers trod;
They are happy now, and ye
Soon their happiness shall see.
3 O, ye banish'd seed, be glad!
Christ our Advocate is made!
Us to save, our flesh assumes,
Brother to our souls becomes.
4 Shout, ye little flock, and bless'd,
You on Jesus' throne shall rest :
There your seat is now prepar'd,
There your kingdom and reward.
5 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand
On the borders of your land:
Jesus Christ, your Father's son,
Bids you, undismay'd, go on.
6 Lord, obediently we go,
Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

HYMN 93. C. M.

CENNICK.

Christ precious to them that believe. Gal. iv. 26. Rom. x. 11. 1 Pet. i1.7,

ESUS! I love thy charming name;

JESUS! I love thy

Fain would I sound it out so loud,
That earth and heaven might hear.

2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul ;
My transport and my trust;
Jewels to thee are gaudy toys,
And gold is sordid dust.

3 All my capacious powers can wish,
In thee doth richly meet;

Nor to mine eyes is light so dear,
Nor friendship half so sweet.

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