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4 And not a prayer, a tear, or sigh, Hath failed this day some suit to gain; To those in trouble thou wert nigh; Not one hath sought thy face in vain. 5 Thy poor were bountifully fed;
Thy chastened sons have kissed the rod; Thy mourners have been comforted; The pare in heart have seen their God. 6 Yet one prayer more; and be it one In which both heaven and earth accord; Fulfil thy promise to thy son! Let all that breathe call Jesus Lord!
I sleep, I wake within His sight
3 How would I run in thy commands,
1 THE lands that long in darkness lay
High on his father David's throne;
13. L. M. RUSSELL. "That ye through his poverty might be rich." 1 O'ER the dark wave of Galilee
The gloom of twilight gathers fast,
2 The weary bird hath left the air,
And sunk into his sheltered nest; The wandering beast has sought his lair, And laid him down to welcome rest. 3 Still, near the lake, with weary tread, Lingers a form of human kin;
2 To him shall every knee be bowed;
3 Let saints on earth their tribute bring,
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MRS. HEMANS. "That men pray every where."
1 CHILD, amidst the flowers at play,
18. 7s M. 61. MONTGOMERY. A Sinner imploring Mercy. - Ps. 69. 1 GOD, be merciful to me,
For my spirit trusts in thee,
2 Poor and sorrowful am I;
Set me, O my God, on high;
Confession and Prayer. - Ps. 51. 1 HAVE mercy on me, O my God, In loving kindness hear my prayer; Withdraw the terror of thy rod; Lord, in thy tender mercy spare. 2 Offences rise where'er I look :
But I confess their guilt to thee; Blot my transgressions f.om thy book, Cleanse me from mine iniquity. 3 A perfect heart in me create,
Renew my soul in innocence;
Now to my troubled mind restore;
21. 7s M. 61. J. NEWTON.
1 QUIET, Lord, my froward heart,
On a care beyond his own;
22. L. M. WATTS. Health, Sickness, and Recovery. — Ps. 30. 1 FIRM was my health, my day was bright, And I presumed 't would ne'er be night; Fondly I said within my heart, 'Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.' 2 But I forgot thine arm was strong, Which made my mountain stand so long; Soon as thy face began to hide, My health was gone, my comforts died. 3 Hear me, O God of grace,' I said,
And bring me from among the dead;' Thy word rebuked the pains I felt, Thy pardoning love removed my guilt.
4 My groans, and tears, and forms of wo, Are turned to joy and praises now; I throw my sackcloth on the ground, And ease and gladness gird me round. 5 My tongue, the glory of my frame,
Shall ne'er be silent of thy name; Thy praise shall sound through earth and heaven,
For sickness healed and sins forgiven.
L. M. 61. BP. HEBER. Unspeakable Glories of Heaven. 1 I PRAISED the earth, in beauty seen With garlands gay of various green; I praised the sea, whose ample field Shone glorious as a silver shield; And earth and ocean seemed to say 'Our beauties are but for a day!'
2 I praised the sun, whose chariot rolled
And moon and sun in answer said,
For increase of Faith. 1 LORD I believe; thy power I own, Thy word I would obey;
I wander comfortless and lone,
Who safe arrive at Canaan's shore? Released from all their hurtful foes, They are not lost, -but gone before. 2 Secure from every mortal care, By sin and sorrow vexed no more, Eternal happiness they share Who are not lost,- but gone before. 3 On Jordan's bank, whene'er we come, And hear the swelling waters roar, Father, convey as safely home, To friends not lost, but gone before.
Dust to dust; the Spirit to God. 1 CALM on the bosom of thy God, Fair spirit, rest thee now! E'en while with us thy footstep trod, His seal was on thy brow.