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And when we taste Thy love, Our joys divinely grow, Unspeakable like those above, And heaven begins below.


490 Happy is that people whose God is


the Lord.-Ps. 144, 15.

HAPPY they who know the Lord, With whom He deigns to dwell! He feeds and cheers them by His word; His arm supports them well.

2 He helped His saints in ancient days,
Who trusted in His name;

And we can witness, to His praise,
His love is still the same.

3 His presence sweetens all our cares,
And makes our burdens light;
A word from Him dispels our fears,
And gilds the gloom of night.

4 Lord, let us then most highly prize
These tokens of Thy love,

Till Thou shalt bid our spirits rise,
To worship Thee above.


491 Your life is hid with Christ in God.


-Col. 3, 3.

HAPPY soul, that lives on high,
While men lie grovelling here;
His hopes are fixed above the sky,
And faith forbids His fear.

2 His conscience knows no secret stings, While peace and joy combine

To form a life, whose holy springs
Are hidden and divine.

3 He waits in secret on his God;
His God in secret sees:

Let earth be all in arms abroad,
He dwells in heavenly peace.

4 His pleasures rise from things unseen, Beyond this world and time,

Where neither eyes nor ears have been.
Nor thoughts of sinners climb.

5 He looks to heaven's eternal hill
To meet that glorious day:
But, patient, waits his Saviour's will
To fetch his soul away.


492 That your joy may be full.—1 John


1, 4.

JOY is a fruit that will not grow

In nature's barren soil;

All we can boast, till Christ we know,
Is vanity and toil

2 But where the Lord has planted grace,
And made His glories known;
There fruits of heavenly joy and peace
Are found, and there alone.

3 A bleeding Saviour seen by faith,
A sense of pardoning love,
A hope that triumphs over death,
Give joys like those above.

4 To take a glimpse within the veil,
To know that God is mine,
Are springs of joy that never fail,
Unspeakable, divine!

5 These are the joys which satisfy,
And sanctify the mind:

Which make the spirit mount on high, And leave the world behind.


493 Who shall separate us from the

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love of Christ ?-Rom. 8, 35.

DEBTOR to mercy alone,

Of covenant mercy I sing;

Nor fear with Thy righteousness on,
My person and offerings to bring:
The terrors of law and of God
With me can have nothing to do;
My Saviour's obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view.
2 The work which His goodness began,
The arm of His strength will complete
His promise is Yea and Amen.
And never was forfeited yet.

Things future, nor things that are now,
Not all things below nor above
Can make Him His purpose forego,
Or sever my soul from His love.

3 My name from the palms of His hands, Eternity will not erase,


Imprest on His heart it remains
In marks of indelible grace;
Yes! I to the end shall endure
As sure as the earnest is given,
More happy, but not more secure,
The glorified spirits in heaven.


494 HOW vast the treasure we possess: Howrich Thy bounty, King ofgrace! This world is ours, and worlds to come: Earth is our lodge, and heaven our home.

All things are yours.-1 Cor. 3, 21.

2 All things are ours: the gifts of God; The purchase of a Saviour's blood; While the good Spirit shows us how To use, and to improve them too. 8 If peace and plenty crown my days, They help me, Lord, to speak Thy praise:

If bread of sorrows be my food,

Those sorrows work my lasting good. 4 I would not change my blest estate For all the world calls good or great; And, while my faith can keep her hold I envy not the sinner's gold.

5 Father, I wait Thy daily will;

Thou shalt divide my portion still; Grant me on earth what seems Thee best,

Till death and heaven reveal the rest.


495 Now are we the sons of God.

1 John 3, 2.

EHOLD what wondrous grace
The Father hath bestowed

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On sinners of a mortal race,

To call them sons of God!


Tis no surprising thing

That we should be unknown:

The Jewish world knew not their King,
God's everlasting Son.

3 Nor doth it yet appear
How great we must be made;
But, when we see our Saviour here,
We shall be like our Head.

4 A hope so much divine
May trials well endure;



May purge our souls from sense and sin, As Christ the Lord is pure.

If in my Father's love

I share a filial part,

Send down Thy Spirit, like a dove,

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To rest upon my heart.

I would no longer lie

A slave beneath the throne,

My faith shall, Abba Father, cry,
And Thou the kindred own.


496 Blessed are all they that wait for

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Him.-Isa. 30, 18.

OUR harps, ye trembling saints,
Down from the willows take,

Loud to the praise of love divine,
Bid every string awake.

Though in a foreign land,
We are not far from home;
And nearer to our house above
We every moment come.

His grace will to the end

Stronger and brighter shine;

Nor present things, nor things to come,
Shall quench the spark divine.

When we in darkness walk,
Nor feel the heavenly flame,

Then is the time to trust our God,
And rest upon His name.

3 Soon shall our doubts and fears
Subside at His control:

His loving-kindness shall break through The midnight of the soul

6 Blest is the man, O God,

That stays himself on Thee!

Who waits for Thy salvation, Lord,
Shall Thy salvation see.


497 Godliness is profitable unto all


things-1 Tim. 4, 8.

IS religion that can give


Sweetest pleasures while we live; Tis religion must supply

Solid comfort when we die.

After death its joys will be
Lasting as eternity!

Be the living God my friend,
Then my bliss shall never end.


498 Delight thyself also in the Lord.


-Ps. 37, 4.

LORD! I would delight in Thee,
And on Thy care depend;

To Thee in every trouble flee

My best, my only Friend.

2 When all created streams are dried,
Thy fulness is the same;

May I with this be satisfied,
And glory in Thy name!

3 Why should the soul a drop bemoan,
Who has a fountain near-

A fountain, which will ever run
With waters sweet and clear?

4 No good in creatures can be found
But may be found in Thee;

I must have all things and abound,
While God is God to me.

50 that I had a stronger faith,
To look within the veil;

To credit what my Saviour saith,
Whose word can never fail!.

6 He that has made my heaven secure, Will here all good provide,

While Christ is rich, can I be poor?
What can I want beside ?

7 O Lord! I cast my care on Thee;
I triumph and adore:

Henceforth my great concern shall be
To love and please Thee more.

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