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2. True, 'tis a strait and thorny road,
And mortal spirits tire and faint; But they forget the mighty God,
Who strength imparts to ev'ry saint: 3. The mighty God, whose matchless pow'r
Is ever new and ever young,
Their everlasting circles run. 4. Swift as an eagle cuts the air,
We'll mount aloft to thine abode;
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And press with vigour on:
And an immortal crown. 2. A cloud of witnesses around
Hold thee in full survey :
And onward urge thy way.
That calls thee from on high ;
To thine aspiring eye:
Which shall new lustre boast,
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UR country is Immanuel's ground;
We seek that promis'd soil :
While strangers here we toil. 2. Oft do our eyes with joy o'erflow,
And oft are bath'd in tears:
And nought but sin, our fears.
3. The flow’rs, that spring along the road,
We scarcely stoop to pluck;
Nor waste oné anxious look.
We bear the cross le bore ;
His temples pierc'd before.
In ecstacies of love;
Our souls are fix'd abuve.
Refining as we run ;
HYMN 291. L. M.
When impious men transgress thy will; Teach me to mourn, when lips profane
Take thy tremendous name in vain. 2. With indignation may I treat
The works of malice and deceit;
Who dare to scorn thy laws and thee. 3. Doth secret mischief lurk within ?
Do I indulge some unknown sin ?
HYMN 292 s. M. 1. YE servants of the Lord,
Each in his office wait, Observant of his heav'nly word,
And watchful at his gate. 2. Let all your lamps be bright,
And trim the golden flame,. Gird up your loins, as in his sight, For awful is his name,
3. Watch ! 'tis your Lord's command;
And while we speak, he's near. Mark the first signal of his hand,
And ready all appear. 4. O happy servant he,
In such a posture found !
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For this rich gospel of thy grace;
love it more,
Teach them to feel its vital pow'r.
And keep the crown of life in view;
The labour of ten thousand days.
Unmov'd their terrors we'll survey ;
The last of life or liberty.
Our souls to their supreme delight !
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to rearthly bliss, Its aid in ev'ry duty brings,
And softens all my cares ; 2. Extinguishes the thirst of sin,
And lights the sacred fire
And feeds the pure desire.
3. The wounded conscience knows its pow'r
The healing balm to give;
And make the dying live.
Where deathless pleasures reign ; And bids me seek my portion there,
Nor bids me seek in vain.
With the Redeemer's blood;
Upon a faithful God.
"Till this vile body dies; And then on Faith's triumphant wings At once to glory rise.
HYMN 295 L. M. 1.'TIS by the faith of joys to come,
We walk through deserts dark as night; Till we arrive at hear'n our home,
Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 2. The want of sight she well supplies;
She makes the pearly gates appear ;
And brings eternal glories near.
While faith inspires a heav'nly ray;
And rocks and dangers fill the way.
Left his own house to walk with God.
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That pass for wisdom in the schools,
2. But since the Saviour I have known,
My rules are all reduc'd to one:
This strength supplies and motives too. 3. I see him lead a suff'ring life,
Patient amidst reproach and strife;
To bear and suffer for his sake. 4. Upon the cross I see him bleed,
And by the sight from fear am freed.
And quickens heav'nly life within. 5. To look to Jesus as he rose,
Confirms my hope, disarms my foes.
By pointing to my Saviour's tombe 6. I see him look with pity down,
And hold in view the conq'ror's crown.
My soul revives, and asks no more. 7. By faith I see the hour at hand,
When in his presence I shall stand.
HYMN 297. 1. M. 1. ORD, dost thou shew a corner stone,
That the fair edifice may rise
Sublime in light beyond the skies?
And all the pow'rs of hell defy'd.
Well doth this rock the house sustain. 3. When storms and tempests round prevail,
Whirlwind and thunder, fire and hail ;
HYMN 298. L. M.
The path to happiness and God;