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T. 14 How happy we, when guilt is gone! WHATE’ER our God doth, must be This alters our whole frame;
right, The same occasions still come on, Altho' it cause us pain ; But we are not the same,
For God is love, and ever will
The source of love remain. 2 The load which caus'd us anxious
2 The church's Head we thee confess, No more doth weigh us down, Thou of thine own tak'st care; For Christ the burden helps to bear, Jesus, thy will be always done! We bear it not alone.
This be our wish and pray’r. 3 While we at honest labor toil, Our hearts may be at ease;
535. For if our Saviour on us smile, 'Midst trouble we have peace.
SINCE we can't doubt God's equal
love, 4. Sick outwardly, or in distress
Unmeasurably kind, We may be, 'tis confest:
To his unerring, gracious will But the believer ne'ertheless
Be ev'ry wish resign'd; In trials finds he's blest.
Good, when he gives, supremely good; 5 Have we thro' dang'rous paths to
Nor less when he denies ;
Ev'n crosses from his sov'reign hand roye, The shades of death to pass,
Are blessings in disguise. Our shield eternal is his love,
2 Whate'er I ask, I surely know, Our light his glorious face.
And stedfastly believe, 6 Thy secret hand we bless; on thee He will the thing desir'd bestow, O Lord, we can depend,
Or else a better give; Thou betwixt us and misery
To thee I therefore, Lord, submit Of ev'ry kind dost stand,
My ev'ry fond request,
And own, adoring at thy feet,
Thy will is always best.
To thee myself I now deliver ;
Whate'er comes from thy faithful
hand, Those who depend on God their
How hard it be, how strange soever, Friend
I'll take it with a passive heart; He never, never leaveth.
And tho' I cannot shout for glad2 His comforts daily me sustain,
ness, He lends me his assistance ; But keenly feel affliction's dart, To what he doth for me ordain
o may I not be sunk in sadness! I'll yield without resistance:
May I with cheerfulness, True is his word,--that ev'n the Lord In thy ways acquiesce,
My hairs in mercy numbers; Nor murmur at thy dispensation; He guards and wakes,-care of me But simply trusting thee, takes,
On thy fidelity And all my wants remembers, Depend with humble resignation.
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540.* T. 16. DESPONDING soul, thou need'st STORMS of trouble may assail us, not fear,
Yea, life's vessel overwhelm;
3 God is mighty to deliver,
None his power can withstand ; In all trials whatsoever
He will be our gracious Friend. I'LL spare all needless thinking,
4 When his hour strikes for relieving, Nor shall my mind be shrinking Concerning what may be;
Help breaks forth amazingly, I'll follow thy kind leading,
And to shame our anxious grieving, Dear Lord, in each proceeding;
Often unexpectedly. That thou’rt
All sufficeth me.
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9. WHAT, my soul, should bow thee In God, my Rock, I will confide,
WHEN by adversity I'm try'd, down, Perils or temptation?
'Midst trials, whatsoe'er they be, Is not Christ upon the throne
Rely on his fidelity. Still thy strong salvation ?
2 I'll trust my great Physician's skill, 2 Cast thy burden on the Lord,
Resign'd obey his blessed will;
For each disease he knows what's fit, Thy almighty Saviour; He, who death for thee endur'd,
He's wise and good, and I submit. Surely will deliver.
3 Altho’his med'cine cause me smart, 3 Mention to him ev'ry want,
And wound me in the tend'rest part, Yea, whate'er doth grieve thee,
It is with a design to cure, If for comfort thou dost pant,
I must and will his touch endure. Jesus will relieve thee.
* Lord Jesus Christ, afford me grace, 4 Turn, my soul, unto thy rest,
In ev'ry trial thee to praise : Quickly turn to Jesus,
O let thy sacred will be mine, He will do for thee what's best,
To thee myself I now resign.
542.* T. 83.
Both in joy and in affliction; 6 Earthly things do not regard, O my soul, now joyful be, Trust in Jesus' favor,
Trust thy Shepherd's kind directions He will be thy great reward,
His own sheep he knows by name, And thy shield for ever,
And to bless them is his aim.
543. T. 590.
2 Unexampled is that love
3 Did ever mourner plead with thee, By which we're with him connect. And thou refuse that mourner's plea? ¿ed;
Doth not the word still fix'd remain, If we ought distressing prove, That none shall seek thy face in vain?
Jesus is thereby affected; We bis watchful love and care,
4 That were a grief I could not bear,
Didst thou not hear and answer pray'r; In all trials richly share.
But a pray'r-hearing, answ'ring God,
Supports me under ev'ry load. BY Christ we're screen'd, with tender 5 Poor tho' I am, despis’d, forgot,
Yet God, care,
God, forgets me not;
my From vain and worldly noise : And he is safe, and must succeed, Ye who God's happy children are,
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to Can in the Lord rejoice,
plead. And walk in union with
God, Who is your nearest Friend,
T. 580. Upon life's rough and dang'rous road, JESUS, our Guardian, Guide and In safely to ihe end.
Now thy protecting wings extend, 544. *
Thy children save from harm; THRICE happy are the feeble souls, Would Satan seek us to devour, Whose strength is only in their Against his malice, craft and pow'r, God!
Defend us by thy outstretch'd arm. Since each the fiercest pow'rs controls,
By faith in Jesus' precious blood :
Jesus, unto thee,
That thy strength doth us enable
To adhere to thee, tho' feeble ;
That thou hear'st our pray’rs, In so many evils,
And regard'st our tears. Which the foe at christians levels,
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MIDST all trials may I cleave
When I miss that favor:
Might thy grace-but always,
And thy constant nearness, 546. T. 22.
Keep my soul in clearness! GOD of my life ! on thee I call,
550. T. 167. Afflicted at thy feet I fall;
THO' by trials strong surrounded When the great water-floods prevail,
Yet thro' Jesus' gracious care,
heart is not confounded, 2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint! He doth all my suft'rings share; Where should I lodge my deep com- On his pow'rful aid reclining,
Calm I'll ev'ry grief sustain, Where but with thee, whose oper door Bear the cross without repining, Invites the helpless and the poor! Till tire glorious crown I gain,
If they, 'midst suff'ring, faithful here
abide, ARE we in e'er so great distress,
They shall with Jesus there be glorify'd. Our God can us deliver ; And should he not, he ne'ertheless
3 My soul, tho’here by various trials Shall be our God for ever.
prov'd, Believe that by thy Saviour thou art
Submit thy will to his; with patience 552.* T. 583.
Soon he to perfect bliss will thee transAT last he's blest, who by the Savi
late. our's blood, Was cleans'd while here, and made an
553.* T. 189. heir of God;
WHO overcometh shall abide for ever Ev'n now the acceptable year draws A pillar in God's temple thro' his nigh,
grace, The day, which turns our sorrows into Adorned with the name of God our joy.
And of Jerusalem his chosen place; 2 At last God's servants ceaseless joys Lord make the feeble
Watchful and able, Who, bearing precious seed, go forth That they be stable,
And vict'ry gain.
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS.
XXIX. Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving.
Thee, Father, God on heav'ns throne
The Holy Ghost, who Christ displays, LORD GOD, thy praise we sing, The church doth worship thank and To thee our thanks we bring.
praise. Both heav'n and earth doth worship thee,
O Christ, thou glorious King we own Thou Father of eternity.
Thee to be God's eternal Son. To thee all angels loudly cry, The heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high: Didst not abhor the virgin's womb.
Thou, undertaking in our room, Cherubs and seraphim proclaim
The pains of death o'ercome by thee, And thrice holy to thy name: cry
Made heav'n to all believers free.
At God's right hand thou hast thy seat,
And in thy Father's glory great ;
And we believe the day's decreed,
When thou shalt judge the quick&dead, With splendor of thy glory spread Promote, we pray, thy servants' good, Is heav'n and earth replenished.
Redeem'd with ihy most precious blood; Th' apostles' glorious company, Among thy saints make us ascend The prophets fellowship, praise thee. To glory that shall never end. The noble and victorious host
Thy people with salvation crown, Of martyrs make of thee their boast. Bless those, O Lord, that are thy own: The holy church, in ev'ry place Govern thy church, and, Lord, advance Throughout the earth, exalts thy praise. For ever thine inheritance.
From day to day, O Lord, do we 6 Yea, when all creatures here deny Flighly exalt and honor thee:
Their help and consolation, Thy name we worship and adore, Our great Creator then is nigh World without end, for evermore.
With succor and compassion, Vouchsafe, O Lord, we humbly pray, And sets the humble souls at rest, To keep us safe from sin this day. That live forsaken and opprest: O Lord, have mercy on us all;
Give to our God the glory! Have mercy on us, when we call.
7 As long as I have breath in me Thy mercy, Lord, to us dispense, I will sound forth his praises; According to our confidence.
His precious, saving name shall be Lord, we have put our trust in thee, Exalted in all places; Confounded let us never be,
My heart, with all thy strength adore Amen! The God of grace, the God of pow'r,
And give him all the glory!
8 Ye who profess his sacred name, ALL glory to the soy'reign Good, Give to our God the glory!
And Father of compassion! Ye who his pow'r know and proTo God our help and sure abode; Whose gracious visitation
Give to our God the glory! Renews his blessings ev'ry day, Rejoice from all vain idols freed, And taketh all our griefs away: The Lord is God, he's God indeed, Give to our God the glory!
Give to our God the glory; 2 The heav'nly hosts with aweshow forth 19 Now then before his face appear, The praise of their Creator;
With praises and thanksgiving, All creatures, both in heav'n and earth, With awe his holy name revere, Whate'er exists in nature,
And join with all the living, Speak their divine Original, Textol the wonders he hath wrought, Impress's most wisely on them all; His mighty deeds, surpassing thought,
Give to our God the glory! Give to our God the glory! 3 What is created by our God
Enjoys his preservation;
T. 14. His father-like compassion; I'LL praise thee with my heart and Throughout the kingdom of his grace Prevail his truth and righteousness:
O Lord, my soul's delight, Give to our God the glory!
Declaring to the world in song 4 In
Thy glory, praise and might.
2 Thou art th' eternal Source of grace, And
The Source of lasting bliss; me consolation ;
gave This makes my heart with thankfulness From thee unto the human race Rejoice before the God of grace;
Flows ev'ry happiness. Give to our God the glory!
3 What are we? what do we possess, 5 The Lord hath ever to his flock
While here on earth below, Kept without separation;
Which thy great love and tenderness He doth abide our Shield and Rock,
Doth not on us bestow ? Our peace
and our salvation ; 4 Who spreads the lofty firmament, He leads us with a mother's care, And starry skies around? Protects from danger, guards from fear: Who makes the dew and rain descend
Give to our God the glory! To fructify the ground?