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Though hosts encamp around me,
Firm to the tight I stand; What terror can confound me,
With God at my right-hand ? 2 Place on the Lord reliance,
My soul, with courage wait;
When faint and desolate;
His love thy joy increase;
-The Lord will give thee peace.
HYMN 372. P. M. 1
Jehovah thy salvation,
Dwell, nor ever be dismay'd :
Thou shalt dread no hidden snare; Guile nor violence can harm thee,
In eternal safeguard there. 2 From the sword at noon-day wasting,
From the noisome pestilence, In the depth of midnight blasting,
God shall be thy sure defence; Fear not thou the deadly quiver,
When a thousand feel the blow; Mercy shall thy soul deliver,
Though ten thousand be laid low. 3 Only with thine eye, the anguish
of the wicked thou shalt see, When by slow disease they languish,
When they perish suddenly: Thee, though winds and waves be swelling,
God, thi..e hope, shall bear through all; Plague shall not come nigh thy dwelling,
Thee no evil shall befall. 4 He shall charge his angel-legions,
Watch alrj ward o'er thee to keep, Though thou walk through hostile regions,
Though in desert-wilds thou sleep;
On the lion vainly roaring,
On his young, thy foot shall tread, And, the dragon's den exploring,
Thou shalt bruise the serpent's head. 5 Since, with pure and firm affection,
Thou on God hast set thy love, With the wings of his protection,
He will shield thee from above: Thou shalt call on Him in trouble,
Ile will hearken, He will save, Here for grief reward thee double, Crown with life beyond the grave.
HYMN 373. P. M.
In God our salvation rejoice;
His praise, with one spirit, one voice :
The God of all gods, on his throne; The strength of the hills He maintains,
The ends of the earth are his own. 2 The sea is Jehovah's-He made
The tide its dominion to know;
Its solid foundation below:
Before our Creator, our God;
-The flock whom He guides with his rod. 3 His wrath let us fear to provoke,
To dwell in his favour unite;
Is easy, his burden is light:
Rebellion, that hardens the breast,
That we shall not enter his rest.
HYMN 374. P. M.
When, amid the wide ethereal,
All the invisible-shall crowd ; And the naked soul, surrounded
With innumerous hosts of light, Triumph in the view unbounded,
And adore the Infinite. 2 In that sudden, strange transition,
By what new and tender sense,
And receive its influence ?
Through the wonder-teeming space.
To the spirit's resting-place.
Nought of earthly love retain ?
Will no inortal trace remain ?
With the very heart-strings twin'd
With the frienc she leaves behind 4 No; the part she still remembers:
Faith and hope, surviving too,
Which must rise and live anew
Mourns till stic be clothed afresh,
And to triumph in the flesh.
In your tender care be blest,
Till the trumpet end her reet;
Through the circling heavens shall ro
Till the bridal of the soul.
Can I trust an angel's čare ?
Beam around my spirit there!
Jesus, blessed Mediator,
Thou the dreary path bast trod!
Shepherd of the fold of God! 7 Blessed fold! no eye can enter,
And no friend departeth thence;
And their shield omnipotence:
All their tears shall wipe away,
Till fruition's perfect day.
HYMN 375. C. M.
For a Sunday School. O'R gracious Father, God and King, Who did from darkness nature bring,
And rules the earth and sky.
And bless them in his arms-
And kept them from alarms.
Instruction to receive;
To guide us how to live.
Smile on us from above-
And teach us Thee to love.
And fear we oft offend;
Our thoughts to evil tend.
The evil thien is seen;
To think how bad we've been. 7 Oh grant us grace and strength to learn
To do thy holy will;
And may our little feet stand firm,
- On Zion's beauteous hill. 8 Then to the path of holiness
Our eager steps we'll hend,
Whilst Thou dost stand our friend.
HYMN 376. P. M.
FAR aho we yon glorious ceiling
To his splendid troops on high. 2 Hosts seraphic humbly bowing,
At his feet they prostrate fall;
God in Christ is all in all. 3 Could we leave our foolish dreaming
of a fancied heaven below, And see Jesus' glory beaming,
How our soul would long to go. 4 Earth by us would then be spurned,
All its vanity subside;
All its honours, pleasures, pride. 5 From the general conflagration
We should to God's refuge fly:
Live in Christ, in Jesus die.
All its blessedness should prove;
Perfected in spotless love.
When the full reward is given; When the glorious work's completed.
Jesus takes his church to heaven. 3 Pure from every stain of nature,
There in holiness to shine;
All immortal, all divine.