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6 Yet, bless the Lord, through grace, I feel
I liave a mind that loves him well;
My better part from Jesus win.]
be felt and seen: Dear God, my every foe subdue, And make me more than conqueror too.]
“Be not dismayed, for I am thy God."-Is&. xli. 10. Poor fearful saint, be not dismay'd, Nor dread the dangers of the night; Thy God will ever be thy aid,
And put the hosts of hell to flight. 2 Nor sin, nor Satan, can o'ercoine,
The arm that vindicates thy cause;
In spite of all that may oppose. 3 [Should hosts within, and hosts without,
At once unite to make thee yield,
And make thee master of the field.] 4 In every sore and deep distress,
“ I am thy God” shall be thy stay; Thy God shall all thy woes redress,
And drive thy guilty fears away.
All blessings that a God can give;
“Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth."-Heb. xii. 4.
That his sons chastised sball be. 2 Them to wean from self and sin;
Try the grace he works within; , .
Make them prize the Saviour's blood; 3 Teach them what and where they are;
Draw forth patience, faith, and prayer;
Make him from his purpose start. 5 [Yet his love and grace is such,
He will ne'er afflict too much;
His paternal care and love.]
What thy love designs to do;
Immortal majesty is his,
Nor can his glory end. 2 He guards his children well,
Nor shall they starve for want; When they their needs unto him tell,
He'll answer their complaint. 3 He bids his saints draw nigh,
Nor fear to call him theirs; And, though he reigns enthroned on high,
He calls them sons and heirs. 4 His sympathizing heart
Feels for them in distress: And love divine he will impart,
With strength and righteousness. 5 [Though they in darkness walk,
He is their Father still;
He will his grace reveal.] 6 (His children he supplies
With food and raiment too;
And will their strength renew.] 7 Should men and devils try
To make the saints a prey;
To guard them in his way.
He'll make his goodness known; His sons, in every age and clime, His sovereign grace shall own.
The same.-Jer. xxxi.'9.
He condescends to dwell below. 2 He'll make his sons and daughters wise,
And teach them all his ways to prize
And save them in a trying hour, 3 To them he will his secrets tell,
And save them from the power of hell;
“And ye are Cbrist's."-1 Cor. iii. 23.
They from Jesus shall receive. 2 Loved of God, to Jesus given,
In the purposes of heaven,
And they must in glory shine.
Nor from him shall e'er be torn:
And the whole in Zion dwell?
Every member lives in him;
He's the life of every limb.
Here his brightest glories shine;
To the subjects of his grace. 6 Matchless Jesus! may we be
Wholly taken up with thee!
Encouragement to flee to Christ.-Matt. xi. 28.
Fall down at the feet of the Lamb; He will not, he cannot say, Go, But surely will take out thy stain. A fountain is open'd for sin, And thousands its virtues have proved; He'll take thee, and plunge thee therein, And wash thee from filth in his blood. 3 The soul that on Jesus relies, He'll never, no never deceive;