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2 Wherever He may guide me,
No want shall turn me back;
My Shepherd is beside me,
And nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waketh,
His sight is never dim;"
He knows the way He taketh,
And I will walk with Him.

3 Green pastures are before me,
Which yet I have not seen;
Bright skies will soon be o'er me,
Where the dark clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure,

My path to life is free,

My Saviour has my treasure,

And He will walk with me.

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416 They that trust in the Lord shall

be as mount Zion.-Ps. 125, 1.

1 THEIR hearts shall not be moved

Who in the Lord confide;

But firm as Zion's hill,

They ever shall abide;

As mountains shield Jerusalem,
The Lord shall be a shield to them.

2 His blessing on them rests

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Like freshening dew from heaven,
And succour from His throne
In all their need is given;
Omnipotence shall guard them well,
And peace remain on Israel.

One like the Son of God
Is walking at their side,
When by the fervid flame
And fiery furnace tried;

And tis enough that He is near,
To strengthen them in every fear.

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417 48 for God, His way is perfect.—

Ps. 18, 30.

1 SAY not, my soul, from whence
Can God relieve thy care? \

Remember that Omnipotence
Has servants everywhere.

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God's help is always sure,
His method seldom guessed;
Delay will make our pleasure pure,
Surprise will give it zest.

3 His wisdom is sublime,

His heart profoundly kind;
God never is before His time,
And never is behind.

4 Hast Thou assumed a load,
Which few will share with thee,-
And art thou carrying it for God,
And shall He fail to see?

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Be comforted at heart,

Thou art not left alone;

Now, thou the Lord's companion art;
Soon, thou wilt share His throne.

S.M.

418 My times are in Thy hand.-Ps.

31, 15.

UR times are in Thy hand,

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O God, we wish them there,

Our life, our friends, our souls, we
Entirely to Thy care.

2 Our times are in Thy hand,

Whatever they may be.

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Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,

As best may seem to Thee.

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Our times are in Thy hand,

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Why should we doubt or fear?

A father's hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

Our times are in Thy hand,

Jesus, the Crucified!

The hand our many sins had pierced,
Is now our guard and guide.

5 Our times are in Thy hand,
We'll always trust in Thee;
Till we possess the glorious land,
Where we shall ever be.

419

S.M.

Watch unto prayer.-1 Pet. 4, 7.
On Thee I cast my care,
GOD, my strength, my hope,

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With humble confidence look up,
And know Thou hearest prayer.
O for a godly fear,-

A quick, discerning eye,

That looks to Thee when sin is near,
And sees the tempter fly!-

A spirit still prepared,

And armed with jealous care, For ever standing on its guard, And watching unto prayer!A soul inured to pain,

To hardship, grief, and loss;
Bold to take up, firm to sustain
My dear Redeemer's cross!

Lord, let me still abide,
Nor from my hope remove,
Till Thou my patient spirit guide
Into Thy perfect love.

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4201 will lift up mine eyes unto the

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hills.-Ps. 121, 1.

NO the hills I lift mine eyes,
The everlasting hills;

Christ shall send me all supplies,
He every hope fulfils;

Faithful soul! trust His defence,
All His care thou then shalt prove;
All His watchful providence,

And ever-waking love.

2 See the Lord, thy Saviour, stand
Omnipotently near!

Lo, He holds thee in His hand,
He banishes thy fear;

Shadows with His wings thy head,
Shields from all impending harms,
Round thee, and beneath are spread
The everlasting arms!

8 Christ shall bless thy going out,
And bless thy coming in.;
Ever compass thee about,

Till thou art saved from sin;
Lean on thy Redeemer's breast,
He thy quiet spirit keeps,
Rest in Him, securely rest,

Thy Guardian never sleeps.

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421 Many are the afflictions of the

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righteous.-Ps. 34, 19.

THROUGH all the changing scenes

In trouble and in joy,

The praises of my God shall still My heart and tongue employ. 2 Of His deliverance I will boast, Till all who are distrest,

From my example comfort take, And charm their griefs to rest. 3 The hosts of God encamp around The dwellings of the just; Protection He affords to all'

Who make His name their trust.

4 O make but trial of His love!
Experience will decide

How blest are they, and only they,
Who in His truth confide.

5 Fear Him, ye saints! and you will then,
Have nothing else to fear:
Make but His service your delight,
Your wants shall be His care.

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422 The God of Jacob is our refuge.

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-Ps. 46, 11.

YOD is our refuge, tried and proved,
Amid a stormy world:

We will not fear though earth be moved
And hills in ocean hurled.

2 The waves may roar, the mountains shake,

Our comforts shall not cease;

The Lord His saints will not forsake,
The Lord will give us peace.

3 A gentle stream of hope and love
To us shall ever flow;

It issues from His throne above,
It cheers His church below.

4 When earth and hell against us came,
He spake and quelled their powers,
The Lord of Hosts is still the same
The God of grace is ours.

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423 Lead me to the rock that is higher

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than I.-Ps. 61, 2.

WHEN, overwhelmed with grief,

My heart within me dies,

Helpless, and far from all relief,
To heaven I lift mine eyes.
O lead me to the rock
That's high above my head!
And make the covert of Thy wings
My shelter and my shade.

Within Thy presence, Lord,
For ever I'll abide;

Thou art the tower of my defence,
The refuge where I hide.

Thou givest me the lot

Of those that fear Thy name; If endless life be their reward, I shall possess the same.

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424 Be of good cheer; it is I; be not

afraid.-Matt. 14, 27.

1OFT when the waves of passion rise,

And storms of life conceal the skies,
And o'er the ocean sweep;

Tost with the long tempestuous night
We see no ray of heavenly light,
To cheer the lonely deep.

2 But lo! in our extremity

The Saviour walking on the sea!
E'en now He passes by!

He silences our clamorous fear,
And mildly says, "Be of good cheer,
Be not afraid, tis I."

8 O Lord, if it be Thou indeed,
So near us in our time of need,
So good, so strong to save;-
Speak the kind word of power to me,
Bid me believe and come to Thee,
Swift-walking on the wave.

4 He bids me come: His voice I know,
And boldly on the waters go,

And brave the tempest's shock:
O'er rude temptations now I bound;
The billows yield a solid ground,
The wave is firm as rock.

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