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Her weak directions leave the mind

Bewilder'd in a doubtful road. 2. Jesus, thy words alone impart

Eternal life; on these I live;
Diviner comforts cheer my heart,

Than all the pow’rs of nature give. 3. Here let my constant feet abide;

Thon art the true, the living way:
Let thy good spirit be my guide

To the bright realms of endless day. 4. The various forms that men devise,

To shake my faith with treach’rous art,
I scorn as vanity and lies,
And bind thy gospel to my heart.

HYMN 299. L. M.
1.
JESUS ! and

shall it ever be,
A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Asham’d of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glory shines thro' endless days. 2. Asham’d of Jesus, that dear friend,

On whom my hopes of heav'n depend!
No; when I blush, be this my shame,

That I no more revere his name. 3. Asham'd of Jesus! yes, I may,

When I've no guilt to wash away,
No tears to wipe, no good to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save. 4. His institutions will I prize;

Take up the cross, the shame despise ;
Dare to defend his noble cause,
And yield obedience to his laws.

HYMN 300. L. M. 1. SHALL I forsake that heav’nly Friend,

On whom my noblest hopes depend? Forbid it that my wand'ring heart

From thee, my Saviour, should depart! 2. First let the wheels of life stand still, Ere I forget thy gracious will;

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2. But since the Saviour I have known,

My rules are all reduc'd to one:
To keep my Lord, by faith, in view.

This strength supplies and motives too. 3. I see him lead a suff'ring life,

Patient amidst reproach and strife;
And from this pattern courage take

To bear and suffer for his sake. 4. Upon the cross I see him bleed,

And by the sight from fear am freed.
This sight destroys the life of sin,

And quickens heav'nly life within. 5, To look to Jesus as he rose,

Confirms my hope, disarms my foes.
The world I shame and overcome,

By pointing to my Saviour's tomb. 6. I see him look with pity down,

And hold in view the conqʼror's crown.
If press'd with griefs and cares before,

My soul revives, and asks no more. 7. By faith I see the hour at hand,

When in his presence I shall stand.
Then it will be my endless bliss,
To see him where and as he is.

HYMN 297. L. M. 1. LORD, dost thou shew a corner stone,

- For us to build our hopes upon, That the fair edifice may rise

Sublime in light beyond the skies?
2. Thy people long this stone have try'),

And all the pow'rs of hell defy’d.
Floods of temptation beat in vain ;

Well doth this rock the house sustain. 3. When storms and tempests round prevail,

Whirlwind and thunder, fire and hail ;
'Tis here our trembling souls shall hide,
And here securely they abide.

HYMN 298. L. M.
1. IN yain would boasting reason find

The path to happiness and God;

Her weak directions leave the mind

Bewilder'd in a doubtful road. 2. Jesus, thy words alone impart

Eternal life; on these I live;
Diviner comforts cheer my heart,

Than all the pow’rs of nature give. 3. Here let my constant feet abide;

Thon art the true, the living way:
Let thy good spirit be my guide

To the bright realms of endless day. 4. The various forms that men devise,

To shake my faith with treach’rous art,
I scorn as vanity and lies,
And bind thy gospel to my heart.

HYMN 299. L. M.
1.
JESUS! and shall it ever be;

A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glory shines thro' endless days. 2. Asham'd of Jesus, that dear friend,

On whom my hopes of heav'n depend!
No; when I blush, be this my shame,

That I no more revere his name, 3. Asham’d of Jesus! yes, I may,

When I've no guilt to wash away,
No tears to wipe, no good to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save. 4. His institutions will I prize ;

Take up the cross, the shame despise ;
Dare to defend his noble cause,
And yield obedience to his laws.

HYMN 300. L. M. 1. SHALL I forsake that heav’nly Friend,

On whom my noblest hopes depend ? Forbid it that my wand'ring heart

From thee, my Saviour, should depart! 2. First let the wheels of life stand still,

Ere I forget thy gracious will;

Ere I submit to guilty shame,

And bring dishonour on thy name. 3. Faithful to thee, and to thy laws,

With zeal I would maintain thy cause, - The cause of truth and righteousness,

'Midst trial, suff'ring, and distress. 1. If e'er I'm call'd t encounter death

For thee, may I resign my breath ;
And reap at last the bright reward,
Which waits the servants of the Lord.

HYMN 801. L. M.
1.
WHAT mean these jealousies and

fears, As if my Lord were loth to save ? Or lov'd to see us steep'd in tears,

And sink with sorrow to the grave ? %. Does he want slaves to grace his throne ?

Or crush them with an iron rod? Is he refresh'd to hear us groan ?

Is he a tyrant, or a God? 3. Not all th' iniquities thou'st wrought

So much his tender bowels grieve, "As this unkind injurious thought,That he's unwilling to forgive.

HYMN 302. L. M.
THEN darkness long has veil'd my mind,

And smiling day once more appears ;
Then, my Creator! then I find

The folly of my doubts and fears. 2. Straight I upbraid my wand'ring heart,

And blush that I should ever be Thus prone to act so base a part,

Oy harbour one hard thought of thee. 3. C let ine then be fully taught,

What I am still so slow to learn, That God is love, and changes not, Nor knows the shadow of a turn.

HYMN 803. L. M. 1.

to the Lord, who loud proclaims SHis various and his saying names.

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O may they not be heard alone,

But by our sure experience known. 2. Awake, our noblest pow'rs, to bless

The God of Abra’m, the God of peace;
Now by a dearer title known,

Father and God of Christ his Son. 3. Through ev'ry age his gracious ear

Is open to his servants' pray’r;
Nor can one humble soul complain,

That it hath sought its God in vain. 4. What unbelieving heart shall dare

In whispers to suggest a fear,
While still he owns his ancient name,
The same his pow'r, his love the same?
5. To thee our souls in faith arise,

To thee we lift expecting eyes,
And boldly through the desert tread;
For God will guard, where God shall lead.

HYMN 304. c. M.
1. HAPPY the man, whose wishes climb

To mansions in the skies! He looks on all the joys of time

With undesiring eyes. 2. In vain soft pleasure spreads her charms,

And throws her silken chain ;
And wealth and fame invite his arms,

And tempt his ear in vain.
3. He knows, that all these glittring things

Must yield to sure decay
And sees on time's extended wings

How swift they flee away!
4. To things unseen by mortal eyes,

A beam of sacred light
Directs his view; his prospects rise

All permanent and bright.
5. His hopes are fix'd on joys to come:

Those blissful scenes on high Shall flourish in immortal bloom,

When time and nature die,

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