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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,
And we can witness, to His praise,
3 His presence sweetens all our cares,
4 Lord, let us then most highly prize
Till Thou shalt bid our spirits rise,
491 Your life is hid with Christ in God.
-Col. 3, 3.
HAPPY soul, that lives on high,
2 His conscience knows no secret stings, While peace and joy combine
To form a life, whose holy springs
3 He waits in secret on his God;
Let earth be all in arms abroad,
4 His pleasures rise from things unseen, Beyond this world and time,
Where neither eyes nor ears have been.
5 He looks to heaven's eternal hill
492 That your joy may be full.—1 John
JOY is a fruit that will not grow
In nature's barren soil;
All we can boast, till Christ we know,
2 But where the Lord has planted grace,
3 A bleeding Saviour seen by faith,
4 To take a glimpse within the veil,
5 These are the joys which satisfy,
Which make the spirit mount on high, And leave the world behind.
493 Who shall separate us from the
love of Christ ?-Rom. 8, 35.
DEBTOR to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear with Thy righteousness on,
Things future, nor things that are now,
3 My name from the palms of His hands, Eternity will not erase,
Imprest on His heart it remains
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
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,
3 Nor doth it yet appear
4 A hope so much divine
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,
To rest upon my heart.
I would no longer lie
A slave beneath the throne,
My faith shall, Abba Father, cry,
496 Blessed are all they that wait for
Him.-Isa. 30, 18.
OUR harps, ye trembling saints,
Loud to the praise of love divine,
Though in a foreign land,
His grace will to the end
Stronger and brighter shine;
Nor present things, nor things to come,
When we in darkness walk,
Then is the time to trust our God,
3 Soon shall our doubts and fears
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,
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
Be the living God my friend,
498 Delight thyself also in the Lord.
-Ps. 37, 4.
LORD! I would delight in Thee,
To Thee in every trouble flee
My best, my only Friend.
2 When all created streams are dried,
May I with this be satisfied,
3 Why should the soul a drop bemoan,
A fountain, which will ever run
4 No good in creatures can be found
I must have all things and abound,
50 that I had a stronger faith,
To credit what my Saviour saith,
6 He that has made my heaven secure, Will here all good provide,
While Christ is rich, can I be poor?
7 O Lord! I cast my care on Thee;
Henceforth my great concern shall be