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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 ?
Lord ! my sinking soul reprieve;

Speak, and I shall rise and live.
4 Lo! He comes! He heeds my plea!

Lo! He comes ! the shadows flee!
Glory round me dawns once more.
Rise, my spirit, and adore !

78. 529 He is able to save to the uttermost.

-Heb. 7, 25.
ESUS, Saviour! Thou dost know

All the depth of human woe;
Thou hast shed the bitter tear,

Thou hast felt the withering fear. 2 For the iron of our sin,

To Thy heart hath entered in;
All its festering anguish keen,

Holy Saviour, Thine hath been. 3 Thou our Brother art, and we

With our sorrows come to Thee;
Thou wilt not, for us who died,

From our misery turn aside.
4 Jesus, save! the floods are nigh;

To Thine open arms we fly;
Sure the waters will not dare

Overwhelm our spirits there.
5 No! the raging waves subside,

Thou hast checked the rising tide,
All our woes obey Thy will,
While Thou whisperest,“ Peace, be

still !"

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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

Through His eternal Son.
2 Strong in the Lord of Hosts,

And in His mighty power;
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts,

Is more than conqueror.
3 Stand then in His great might,

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 ?
5 From strength to strength go on,

Wrestle, and fight, and pray;
Tread all the powers of darkness down

And win the well-fought day. 6 Then having all things done,

And every conflict past;
Accepted each through Christ alone,

You shall be crowned at last.

L.M. 531 Take unto you the whole armour

of God.-Eph. 6, 13.
STAND, up, my soul, shake off thy

And gird the gospel-armour on
March to the gates of endless joy,
Where thy great Captain-saviour's

2 Hell and thy sins resist thy, course;
But hell and sin are vanquished foes ;
Thy Jesus nailed them to the cross,
And sung the triumph when He rose.

3 Then let my soul march boldly on,

Press forward to the heavenly gate;
There peace and joy eternalreign,
And glittering robes for conquerors

4 There shall I wear a starry crown,

And triumph in almighty grace
While all the armies of the skies
Join in my glorious Leader's praise.

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 !
We'll bear the toil, endure the pain,

Supported by Thy word.
3 Thy saints in all this glorious war

Shall conquer, though they're slain: They see the triumph from afar,

And shall with Jesus reign.
4 When that illustrious day shall rise,

And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,

The glory shall be Thine.

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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:
He only can prevail,

Whose arm immortal is :
Tis heaven itself the strength must

And weapons fit for such a field.


3 And heaven supplies them took

The Lord, who never faints,
Is greater than the foe;

And He is with His saints:
Thus armed, they venture to the fight;
Thus armed, they put their foes to flight.
4 And when the conflict's past,

On yonder peaceful shore
They shall repose at last,
And see their foes no more:
The fruits of victory enjoy,

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!
Fight the fight, maintain the strife,

Strengthened with the bread of life. 2 Onward, Christians, onward go!

Join the war, and face the foe;
Will ye flee in danger's hour?

Know ye not your Captain's power?
3 Let your drooping hearts be glad;
March, in heavenly armour clad;
Fight, nor think the battle long,
Soon shall victory tune your song.
4 let not sorrow dim your eye,

Soon shall every tear be dry;
Let not fears your course impede,

Great your strength, if great your need. 5 Onward, then, in battle move,

More than conquerors ye shall prove;
Though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go!

I am not ashamed.--2 Tim. 1, 12.
PM not ashamed to own my Lord,

Maintain the honour of His word,

The glory of His cross.
2 Jesus, my God! I know His name,

His name is all my trust;
Nor will He put my soul to shame,

Nor let my hope be lost.

3 Firm as His throne His promise stands ;

And He can well secure
What I've committed to His hands,

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.

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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:
And, when united trials meet,

Will show a path of safe retreat.
3 Thus far we prove that promise good,

Which Jesus ratified with blood:
Still is He gracious, wise, and just;
And still, in Him, let Israel trust.


537 4 burning and a shining light 10

John 5, . 1

The pure, celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love

On the mean altar of my heart, 2 There let it for Thy glory burn,

With inextinguishable blaze;
And trembling, to its source return

In humble love and fervent praise. 3 Jesus, confirm my heart's desire

To work, and speak, and think for Thee,
Still let me guard the holy fire,

And still stir up Thy gift in me. 4 Ready for all Thy perfect will,

My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death Thy endless mercies seal
And make the sacrifice complete.

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