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100. C. M. Mr. Brown,
Ou thy paternal care:
In ev'ry act appear!
Thou wilt our wants supply;
And no good thing deny. 3 Our Father knows what's good and fit,
And wisdom guides his love:
And ev'ry choice approve.
With cheerful hearts we trust;
And all thy thoughts are just.
What he ordainz is best;
101. C. M. Dr. Watts. Protection from Death. Psalm xci. 916.
E sons of men, a feeble race Come make the Lord your dwelling-place,
And fry aiid trust his care.
Or if the plague come nigh,
'Twill raise his saints on high.
Your feet in all your ways;
And guard your happy days. 4 Their hands shall bear you, lest you fall,
And dash against the stones; Are they not servants at lus call,
And sent t'attend his sons ?
5' Becanse on me they set their love,
I'll save them (saith the Lord); • I'll bear their joyful souls above
• Destruction and the sword! 6' My grace shall answer when they call;
In trouble I'll be nigh: • My pow'r shall help them when they fall, . And raise them when they die!
102. C. M. Dr. Watts. Afflictions and Death subject to Providence.
Job, v. 6-8.
Nor troubles rise by chance;
A sad inheritance!
And still are upward borne;
And man grows up, to mourn.
And trust his promis'd grace:
Of love and righteousness.
Shall spoil my future peace:
103. S. M. Mr. John Fawcett. Providence extends to Ravens.. Luke, xij. 24. 1
ISMISS your anxious care,
By heav'nly bounty fed. 2 Jehovah will provide
Your clothing and your food:
And trust a faithful God. 3 You have no present store
Laid up for future needs;
Who hungry ravens feeds.
4 Your Father will bestow
On you your daily bread;
And yet are richly fed.
Yet God supplies their wants;
Will not forget his saints.
Heav'n is prepard for you:
Will feed his children too.
God will not hear your cry,
And answers from the sky. 8 His gracious word believe,
Forget your long complaint;
His children shall not want.
104. L. M. Mr. John Fawcett. Miraculous Providence. 1 Kings, xvii. 6.
HEN God's own people stand in need,
His goodness will provide supplies; Thus when Elijah faints for bread,
A raven to his succour flies. 2 At God's command, with speedy wings,
The hungry bird resigns its prey, And to the rev'rend prophet brings
The needful portion day by day.
But happy was Elijah's lot;
Than God's dear children be forgot. 4 This wonder has been oft renew'd,
And saints, by sweet experience, find Their evils over-rul'd for good,
Their foes to friendly deeds inclin'd. 5 Wou shall distrust that mighty hand
Which rules with universal sway, Which nature's laws can countermand,
Or fwed us by a bird of prey I
105. L. M. Liverpool Liturgy. The Universality of Divine Providence. iT HE earth and all the heavenly frame,
Their great Creator's love proclaim: He gives the sun his genial pow'r,
And sends the soft refreshing show'r.
And yields her various fruits to men;
Receive the gifts of ev'ry land.
Till God permit the stroke of death;
106. C. M. Mr. Addison. Gratitude for continued Providence. 1 WHEN all thy mercies, co my God! Transported with the view,
And all my wants redrest;
And hung upon the breast.
Thy tender care bestow'd;
From whom those comforts flow'd. 4 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth,
With heedless steps I ran;
And led me on to man.
With health renew'd my face;
6 Thy bounteous hand, with various good,
Hath made my cup run o'er;
Hath doubled all my store.
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
The glorious theme renew.
A joyful song I'll raise : But oh! eternity's too short,
To utter all thy praise.
107. C. M. Prayer for the Divine blessing on the
word preached. 1 OW may the Spirit's holy fire,
Descending from above, His waiting family inspire,
With joy, and peace, and love!
Blow on the drooping field:
And fragrant incense yield.
That shall proclaim thy word, And bid each awful hearer keep Attention to the Lord.
108. C. M. A notiwr. 1
God, Once more his blessing ask: O may not duty seem a loail,
Nor worship prove a task!
Froni heaven in Jesu's name,
And put our sonls in frame.