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Thou art heaven on earth to me,
8s and 7s.
Hope in God encouraged.
Should your trembling spirit sink?
And of his sweet promise think.
Scenes, in dark and fearful shade:
Of prospective woes afraid }
Still let love and faith abound;
Strength sufficient will be found.
When you most his kindness need;
The Promise of God sure.
When nature's affliction is near
Thy smiles bring deliverance from fear:
That those who will trust in his name, Shall in the sharp conflict be spared,
His mercy and love to proclaim.
A messenger sent from the skies,-
A refuge when tempests arise:
Its comfort impart to my mind,
To the cup of affliction resigned.
C. P. M. 423.
While yet the rod appears;
Transform these falling tears.
I have no other store :
I cannot ask for more.
C. L. M.
In trial's fearful hour,-
And bless his sparing power ;-
A fountain in the wilderness.
Though trials fix me there,
For he will hear my prayer ;
The Lord is nigh to answer me.
Still blessed when it takes;
Who heals the heart he breaks:
C. M. 425.
Depending on Grace.
That saved a wretch like me!
Was blind, but now I see.
2 'T was grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved ;
The hour I first believed ! 3 Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come; "T is grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home. 4 Yea-when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
A life of joy and peace. 5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
Great God! are in thy hand;
And go at thy command.
Yet would I not repine;
They were entirely thine.
Though the whole world were gono,
In thee, and thee alone.
C. M. 427.
Be my vain wishes stilled ;
With better hopes be filled.
2 Thy love the power of thought bestowed ;
To thee my thoughts would soar;
That mercy I adore.
Thy ruling hand I see!
Because conferred by thee.
In every pain I bear,
Or seek relief in prayer.
Thy love my breast shall fill;
My soul shall meet thy wil).
The gathering storm shall see;
That heart shall rest on thee.
428. A Blessing humbly requested.
At thy feet we humbly bow;
Shall we seek thee, Lord ! in vam ?
In compassion, now descend;
Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
Now we seek thee, here we stay;
Till a blessing thou bestow.
That may joy and peace afford;
Full salvation to each heart.
Those, who are cast down, lift up;
Make them strong in faith and hope. 6 Grant, that all may seek and find
Thee, a God supremely kind :
L. M. 429.
Forgive us through thy matchless grace ?
Be thou our strength and righteousness. 2 Forgive thou us, as we forgive
The ills we suffer from our foes ;
Oh ! let us in thine arms repose. 3 Forgive us, for our guilt is great,
Our wretched souls no merit claim;
And ask but in the Saviour's name. 4 Forgive us,-0 thou bleeding Lamb!
Thou risen--thou exalted Lord !
C. M. 430.
The God of Bethel.
Thy people still are fed,
Hast all our fathers led :
Before thy throne of grace:
Of their succeeding ráce.
Our wandering footsteps guide;