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He freely and faithfully gives More blessings than we can conceive: Yea, down to old age he will keep, Nor will he forsake us at last; He knows, and is known by, his sheep; They're his, and he will hold them fast.

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The Fulfilment of God's Promise sure.-Hab. ii. 3. My soul shall with wonder proclaim The love of my Father and God, Whose promises ever remain,

And each in its course is made good:
They're great, and exceeding great too;
More precious than rubies by far;
Like streams from the fountain they flow,
And Zion preserve from despair.
2 Like Abra'm and Sarah have I

Endeavour'd, with reason and wit,
Some blessing to get and enjoy,

Much sooner than God promised it;
Like them, too, l've proved in the end,
My labour brought bondage and pain;
And yet (O how faithful's my Friend),
In due time the true blessing came.
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Christ, the Beggar's Friend.-Ps. cxxxii. 15.
The Lord will feed the poor,
Nor shall their fare be mean;
Rich blessings are in store,

In grace's magazine:
From which rich treasure Christ will feed
The hungry soul that feels his need.

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2 Poor trembling sinner, come,

And knock at mercy's door; Though ruin'd and undone, The Lord relieves the poor; He knows and loves the beggar's knock,

Nor will he send them empty back. 3 He came to save the lost,

Nor will he change his mind;
The souls that in him trust

He will not leave behind;
With him they shall for ever reign,
And glorify the Lamb once slain.

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“My soul, wait thou only upon God.”—Ps. lxii. 5.
What foolish worms are we!
How prone to start aside,
And in our troubles flee

From Jesus' wounded side;
To wait on self, or something base,

Instead of trusting sovereign grace. 2 O that our souls could wait

At all times on the Lord;
And watch at wisdom's gate,
Whose
mercy

will afford
A constant flow of every good,

To souls that trust alone in God. 3 The Lord is rich indeed,

And richly will supply
The waiting sinner's need,
With blessings from on high:

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My expectation is from God;

Then wait, my soul, upon the Lord. 4 If darkness him surround,

His mercy's still the same;
He never will confound

The soul that waits on him;
He is my All; of him I'll boast;
On him I'll wait, and in him trust.
631.

“The Lord be with you all."-2 Thess. iii. 16.
THE Lord himself be with you all,

To teach you his own will;
And guide you safe from every thrall,

To Zion's heavenly hill.
2 Be with you to unfold his grace,

And prove his truth divine;
Unveil the glories of his face,

And make his counsels shine. 3 Whatever be your state or case,

The Lord himsełf be near;
Support, protect, defend, embrace,

And make your passage clear. 4 Thus may you prove his promise true,

And glorify his name;
And every day your songs renew,

While life and breath remain.
5 The Lord be with you to the end,
And land

you

safe above;
A long eternity to spend,
In singing, “God is love!"

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632.

The Believer in Christ, secure.-John X. 28.
WHOEVER in Jesus believes,
The blessing is sure to obtain!
A full and free pardon Christ gives,
To all that confide in his name:
Nor Moses, nor Satan, nor sin,
Can sentence believers to hell;
No evil, without or within,
Shail ever against them prevail.
2 Till He who immensity fills,

Whose name is Jehovah, I AM,
Who governs the sun, moon, and stars,
And measures the earth with a span;
Till this God can fall from his throne,
His promise and faithfulness fail;
Omnipotence weakness become,

And hell against heaven prevail; 3 Till then the believer's secure,

Though devils against him unite;
His faith stands in Jesus's power,
And Christ all his battles will fight:
The feeble shall all be made strong;
Then let them rejoice in their King:
The warfare will cease before long,
And they a sweet victory sing.

633, “Having loved his own which were in the world."-John xiii. 1. The love of Christ is rich and free; Fix'd on his own eternity; Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove; Long as he lives, his own he'll love.

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2 His loving heart engaged to be

Their everlasting Surety: 'Twas love that took their cause in hand,

And love maintains it to the end.
3 Love cannot from its post withdraw,

Nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law,
Can turn the Surety's heart away;

He'll love his own to endless day. 4 Love has redeem'd his sheep with blood;

And love will bring them safe to God;
Love calls them all from death to life;

Aud love will finish all their strife.
5 He loves through every changing scene,

Nor aught can him from Zion wean:
Not all the wanderings of her heart,

Can make his love from her depart.
6 At death, beyond the grave, he'll love!

In endless bliss, his own shall prove
The blazing glory of that love,
Which never could from them remove!
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Saints safe in Christ.-John X. 29.
WHEN saints together meet,
God's goodness to declare,
The season will be sweet,

If Jesus be but there:
Of Christ they speak; of Christ they boast;

While Jesus lives, they can't be lost. 2 What though their house with God,

Be not as they could wish;

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