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4 Whatever distress
Awaits us below,
Such plentiful grace
Will Jesus bestow,
As still shall support us
And silence our fear,
For nothing can hurt us
While Jesus is near.
5 When troubles attend,
Or danger or strife,
His love will defend
And guard us through life;
And when we are fainting,
And ready to die,

Whatever is wanting
His hand will supply.

C.M.

436 Fear not; He will come and save

you.-Isa. 35, 4.

1 YE trembling souls, dismiss your fears,

Be mercy all your theme;

Mercy, which like a river flows

In one perpetual stream.

2 Fear not the powers of earth and hell; God will those powers restrain;

His arm shall all their rage repel,
And make their efforts vain.

3 Fear not the want of outward good;
God for His own provides;
Grants them supplies of daily food,
And all they need besides.

4 Fear not that He will e'er forsake,
Or leave His work undone:
He's faithful to His promises,
And faithful to His Son.

5 Fear not the terrors of the grave,
Or death's tremendous sting;

He will from endless wrath preserve,
To endless glory bring.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:

FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.

L.M.

437 0 God, Thou art my God, early

will I seek Thee.-Ps. 63, 1.

1REAT God, indulge my humble

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Thou art my Hope, my Joy, my Rest; The glories that compose Thy name Stand all engaged to make me blest. 2 Thou Great and Good, Thoù Just and Wise,

Thou art my Father and my God!

And I am Thine by sacred ties, [blood! Thy son, Thy servant, bought with 3 With heart, and eyes, and lifted hands, For Thee I long, to Thee I look;

As travellers in thirsty lands Pant for the cooling water-brook. 4 With early feet I love to appear Among Thy saints, and seek Thy face; Oft have I seen Thy glory there, And felt the power of sovereign grace. 5 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice, While I have breath to pray or praise; This work shall make my heart rejoice, And fill the remnant of my days.

C.M.

438 Enoch walked with God, and he was

not, for God took him.-Gen. 5, 24.

1 ETERNAL God, our wondering souls Admire Thy matchless grace;

That Thou wilt walk, that Thou wilt
With Adam's worthless race. [dwell,

2 O lead me to that happy path,
Where I my God may meet;
Though hosts of foes begird it round,
Though briars wound my feet.

3 Cheered with Thy converse, I can trace The desert with delight:

[Thine

Through all the gloom, one smile of Can dissipate the night.

Nor shall I through eternal days
A restless pilgrim roam;

Thy hand, that now directs my course,
Shall soon convey me home.

5 I ask not Enoch's rapturous flight
To realms of heavenly day;
Nor seek Elijah's fiery steeds
To bear this flesh away.

6 Joyful my spirit will consent
To drop its mortal load;

And hail the sharpest pangs of death That break its way to God.

L.M.

439 with him also that is of a contrite

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and humble spirit.—Isa. 57, 15. WO temples doth Jehovah prize, Nor will from either e'er depart; One is above the starry skies,

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The other is the lowly heart.

2 In that He dwelleth as a Sun, Radiant with majesty divine;

In this His beams are felt, but none
May tell how He is in the shrine.
3 Enough, if He in very deed

His presence there in grace accord;
Enough, the lowly heart can read,
It is a temple of the Lord.

4 Such heart, O God, be ever mine!
Let lowliness so deep be there,
That hoping, trusting it is Thine,
Thy glory it may humbly bear.

440

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Looking unto Jesus.-Heb. 17, 2 BJECT of my first desire!

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Jesus crucified for me;

All to happiness aspire,

Only to be found in Thee:

Thee to praise, and Thee to know
Constitute my bliss below;
Thee to see, and Thee to love,
Constitute my bliss above.

2 Lord! it is not life to live,
If Thy presence Thou deny;
Lord! if Thou Thy presence give
Tis no longer death to die:

Source and Giver of repose,
Only from Thy smile it flows!
Peace and happiness are Thine,
Mine they are if Thou art mine.
3 Whilst I feel Thy love to me,
Every object teems with joy;
May I ever walk with Thee,
For tis bliss without alloy!
Let me but Thyself possess,
Total sum of happiness:
Perfect peace I then shall prove,
Heaven below and heaven above.

C.M.

441 There is none upon earth that I de

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sire beside Thee.-Ps. 73, 25.
God, my portion, and my love,
My everlasting all,

I've none but Thee in heaven above,
Or on this earthly ball.

2 To Thee I owe my wealth and friends, And health and safe abode;

Thanks to Thy name for meaner things,
But they are not my God.

3 How vain a toy is glittering wealth,
If once compared to Thee!
Or what my safety or my health,
Or all my friends to me?

4 Were I possessor of the earth,
And called the stars my own,
Without Thy grace, without Thyself,
I were a wretch undone.

5 Let others stretch their arms like seas,

And grasp in all the shore, Grant me the visits of Thy face, And I desire no more.

L.M.

442 In Him dwelleth all the fulness of

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the Godhead bodily.-Col. 2, 9.

THEN, gracious Lord! when shall it be

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That I shall find my all in Thee?
The fulness of Thy promise prove,
The seal of Thine eternal love?

2 Ah! wherefore did I ever doubt?
Thou wilt in no wise cast me out,
A helpless soul that comes to Thee,
With only sin and misery.

3 Lord! I am sick; my sickness cure:
I want; do Thou enrich the poor:
Under Thy mighty hand I stoop;
O lift the abject sinner up.

4 Lord! I am blind; be Thou my sight:
Lord! I am weak; be Thou my might:
A helper of the helpless be,
And let me find my all in Thee!

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443 Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes.—

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Ps. 123, 1.

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WOULD commune with Thee, my E'en to Thy seat I come; I leave my joys, I leave my sins, And seek in Thee my home.

2 I stand upon the mount of God,
With sunlight in my soul;

I hear the storms in vales beneath,
I hear the thunders roll.

3 But I am calm with Thee, my God,
Beneath these glorious skies,
And to the height on which I stand,
Nor storms nor clouds can rise.

4 Oh! this is life! oh! this is joy!
My God, to find Thee so!

Thy face to see, Thy voice to hear;
And all Thy love to know

L.M.

444 I can do all things through Christ.

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-Phil. 4, 13.

LORD, let my heart still turn to Thee
In all my hours of waking thought.
Nor let me ever wish to flee,

Or think, or feel, where Thou art not. 2 In every hour of pain or woe, [cheer. When nought on earth my heart can When sighs will burst, and tears will flow,

Lord, hush the sigh and dry the tear.

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