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He marketh every tear,

And counteth every sigh;
In all their sorrows bears a part,

Beholds their grief, and feels their smart. 5 He lends an unseen hand,

And gives a secret prop,
Which makes them waiting stand,

Till he complete their hope;
So let me wait upon this Friend,
And trust him till my troubles end.

750.

“His great love wherewith he loved us."-Eph. ii. 4o COME, ye that know and fear the Lord,

And lift your souls above;
Let every heart and voice accord,

To sing that God is love!
2 This precious truth his word declares,

And all his mercies prove;
Jesus, the gift of gifts appears,

To show that God is love!
3 Behold his patience lengthen'd out,

To those who from him rove;
And calls effectual reach their hearts,

To teach them God is love! 4 The work begun is carried on

By power from heaven above;
And

every step, from first to last,

Proclaims that God is love! 5 O may we all, while here below, This best of blessings prove;

3 I cannot walk without his might;

I cannot see without his light;
I can have no access to God

But through the merits of his blood. 4 It makes me feel my ruin'd state,

It lays my soul at mercy's gate;.
And Jesus smiles at such a guest,
And cheers him with a heavenly feast.,

749.. * When I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer."--Lan. iii. &.

I HEAR a righteous man,
A prophet good and great,
In deep distress complain,

And thus his grief relate;
I call on God, and cry and shout,
But all my prayer he shutteth out.

He cries, and cries again,
And yet no answers come;
He shouts aloud through pain,

And still the Lord is dumb;
Like some abandon'd wretch he moans,

And Jesus seems to mock his groans. 3 Let every drooping saint

Keep waiting evermore;
And though exceeding faint

Knock on at mercy's door;
Still cry and shout till night is past,
And day-light will spring up at last.

If Christ do not appear,
When his disciples cry,

He marketh every tear,

And counteth every sigh;
In all their sorrows bears a part,
Beholds their grief, and feels their smart.

He lends an unseen hand,
And gives a secret prop,
Which makes them waiting stand,

Till he complete their hope;
So let me wait upon this Friend,
And trust him till my troubles end.
750.

C. M. “ His great love wherewith he loved us."—Eph. ii. 4 COME, ye that know and fear the Lord,

And lift your souls above;
Let every heart and voice accord,

To sing that God is love!
2 This precious truth his word declares,

And all his mercies prove;
Jesus, the gift of gifts appears,

To show that God is love!
3 Behold his patience lengthen'd out,

To those who from him rove;
And calls effectual reach their hearts,

To teach them God is love! 4 The work begun is carried on

By power froin heaven above;
And every step, from first to last,

* Proclaims that God is love!
5 O may we all, while here below,
This best of blessings prove;

L. M.

Till warmer hearts in brighter worlds, Shall shout that God is love! 751.

Because I live, ye shall live also."-John xiv. 19. The Saviour lives, no more to die! He lives, the Lord enthroned on high! He lives, triumphant o'er the grave!

He lives, eternally to save!
2 He lives, to still his people's fears!

He lives, to wipe away their tears!
He lives, to calm their troubled heart!

He lives, all blessings to impart! 3 He lives, all glory to his name!

He lives, unchangeably the same!
He lives, their mansions to prepare!
He lives, to bring them safely there!

752,

“The wisdom of God in a mystery."-1 Cor. ii. 7.
NATURE with open volume stands,
To spread her Maker's praise abroad;
And every labour of his hands,

Shows something worthy of a God. 2 But in the grace that rescued man,

His brightest form of glory shines;
Here on the cross 'tis fairest drawn,

In precious blood, and crimson lines. 3 O the sweet wonders of that cross,

Where God the Saviour loved and died!
Her noblest life my spirit draws
From his dear wounds and bleeding side.

L. M.

8. 7. 4.

4 I would for ever speak his name,

In sounds to mortal ears unknown;
With angels join to praise the Lamb,
And worship at his Father's throne.

758. “Let us eome boldly to the throne of grace."-Heb. iv. 16. LORD, we plead with thee for pardon;

Who can need it more than we? Make us as a water'd garden; Fruitful let thy people be:

'Tis thy pleasure
That thy people live to thee.
2 Keep us in a world of sorrow;

When we call, O hear our prayer!
Let us trust thee for the morrow,
Free from boasting, free from care:

When we trust thee,
Truly happy then we are.

754.

78.

“Keep thy foot when thou nest to the house of God."-Eool. v. 1.

Holy Comforter, descend,
Testify of Christ, the Lamb;
From the foe our hearts defend,

And with zeal our hearts inflame. 2 Send a spark of heavenly fire,

Quick as lightning to the soul;
This shall melt and bring us nigher,

Raise us up and make us whole. 3 Teach us truly how to pray, Carnal else will be our cries;

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