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Though hosts encamp around me,
Firın to the tight I stand;
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.
· Caleb Jehovah thy salvation,
Rest beneath the Almighty's shade; In his secret habitation
Dwell, nor ever be dismay'd : There no tumult can alarm thee,
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 cye, 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, thil.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 all ward o'er thee to keer, 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,
Fle will hearken, He will save, Here for grief reward thee double, Crown with life beyond the grave.
HYMN 373. P. M 1 COME, let us sing to the Lord,
In God our salvation rejoice; In psalms of thanksgiving record
His praise, with one spirit, one voice : For Jehovah is King, and He reigns,
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 foundations below:
Before our Creator, our God;
-The flock wbom He guides with his rod. 3 His wrath let us fear to provoke,
To dwell in his favour unite; His service is freedom, his yoka
Is easy, his burden is light: But, oh! of rebellion beware,
Rehellion, that hardens the breast, Lest God in his anger should swear
That we shall not enter his rest.
HYMN 374. P. M.
Shail lave vanished like a cloud
When, amid the wide ethereal,
All the invisible shall crowd;
With innumerous hosts of light,
And adore the Infinite.
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 mortal trace remain ?
With the very heart-strings twin'd
With the friends she leaves behind 4 No; the part she still remembers;
Faith and hope, surviving too,
Which inust rise and live anew
Mourns till she be clothed afresh,
And to triumph in the flesh.
In your tender care be blest,
Till the trumpet end her rest;
Through the circling heavens shall lo
Till the bridal of the soul.
Can I trust an angel's care?
Beam around my spirit there i
jesus, blessed Mediator,
Thou the dreary path hast trod!
Shepherd of the fold of God! 7 Blessed fold! no eye can enter,
And no friend Jeparteth thence;
And their shield omnipotence:
AU their tears shall wipe away,
Till fruition's perfect day.
HYMN 375. C. M.
For a Sunday School.
Who reigns enthron'd on high ;
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 aboveThine arm of merc to us reach,
And teach us Thee to love.
And fear we oft offend;
Our thoughts to evil tend.
The evil then is seen;
To think how bad we've been.
To u 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, And fear no danger or distress,
Whilst Thou dost stand our frieni.
HYMN 376. P. M.
Jesus sits, his love revealing
To bis 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,
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.