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78. 528 He stayeth Wis rough wind in the
day of the east wind.-Isa, 27, 8. 1 ENTLY, gently lay Thy rod
! Stay Thy wrath, in mercy stay,
Lest I sink before its sway. 2 Heal me, for my flesh is weak;
Heal me, for Thy grace I seek: This my only plea 1 make,
Heal me for Thy mercy's sake, 3 Who within the silent grave
Shall proclaim Thy power to save ?
Speak, and I shall rise and live.
Lo! He comes ! the shadows flee!
78. 529 He is able to save to the uttermost.
-Heb. 7, 25.
All the depth of human woe;
Thou hast felt the withering fear. 2 For the iron of our sin,
To Thy heart hath entered in;
Holy Saviour, Thine hath been. 3 Thou our Brother art, and we
With our sorrows come to Thee;
From our misery turn aside.
To Thine open arms we fly;
Overwhelm our spirits there.
Thou hast checked the rising tide,
ZEAL AND COURAGE.
S.M. 530 Put on the whole armour of God.
Eph. 6, 11. 1 SOLDIERS of Christ,
arise ! And put your armour on; Strong in the strength which God
And in His mighty power;
Is more than conqueror.
With all His strength endued; And take to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God. 4 Jesus hath died for you,
What can His love withstand, Believe, hold fast your shield, and who
Shall pluck you from His hand ?
Wrestle, and fight, and pray;
And win the well-fought day. 6 Then having all things done,
And every conflict past;
You shall be crowned at last.
L.M. 531 Take unto you the whole armour
of God.-Eph. 6, 13.
3 Then let my soul march boldly on,
Press forward to the heavenly gate;
And triumph in almighty grace
C.ML 532 Endare hardness as a good soldier
of Jesus Christ.--2 Tim. 2, 3. RE we the soldiers of the cross, 1 A And shall we fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name? 2 No! we must fight if we would reign ;
Increase our courage, Lord !
Supported by Thy word.
Shall conquer, though they're slain: They see the triumph from afar,
And shall with Jesus reign.
And all Thy armies shine
The glory shall be Thine.
148th. 533 We wrestle not against flesh and
blood.-Eph. 6, 12. 1 ARK! tis a martial sound!
! Your foes are gathering round,
And peace has lost its charms: Prepare the helmet, sword, and shield;
The trumpet calls you to the field. 2 An arm of flesh must fail
In such a war as this:
Whose arm immortal is :
3 And heaven supplies them took
The Lord, who never faints,
And He is with His saints:
On yonder peaceful shore
And never more their arms employ. 534
78. Be faithful unto death.-Rev. 2, 10. 1 OFTrin sorrow, oft in woe,
Onward, Christians, onward go!
Strengthened with the bread of life. 2 Onward, Christians, onward go!
Join the war, and face the foe;
Know ye not your Captain's power?
Soon shall every tear be dry;
Great your strength, if great your need. 5 Onward, then, in battle move,
More than conquerors ye shall prove;
Maintain the honour of His word,
The glory of His cross.
His name is all my trust;
Nor let my hope be lost.
3 Firm as His throne His promise stands ;
And He can well secure
Till the decisive hour. 4 Then will He own my worthless name
Before His Father's face; And in the new Jerusalem
Appoint my soul a place.
L.M. 536 The Lord Jehovan is my strength
and my song.--Isa. 12, 2. W let the feeble all be strong, And make Jehovah's arm their
song; His shield is spread o'er every saint,
And, thus supported, who shall faint? 2 Bound by His word, He will display
A strength proportioned to our day:
Will show a path of safe retreat.
Which Jesus ratified with blood:
537 4 burning and a shining light 10
John 5, . 1
The pure, celestial fire to impart,
On the mean altar of my heart, 2 There let it for Thy glory burn,
With inextinguishable blaze;
In humble love and fervent praise. 3 Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
To work, and speak, and think for Thee,
And still stir up Thy gift in me. 4 Ready for all Thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,