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4 Amidst a thousand snares I stand,
Upheld and guarded by Thy hand;
And keep my dying faith alive. 5 Grace will complete what grace begins,
To save from sorrows or from sins;
off.-Ps. 139, 2.
In vain my
The notice of Thine eye.
rising and my rest; My public walks, my private ways,
And secrets of my breast.
Before they're formed within ;
He knows the sense I mean. 4 O wondrous knowledge, deep and high !
Where can a creature hide ?
Beset on every side.
And like a bulwark prove,
D My God, my heavenly King;
His goodness to the skies; [shines, Through the whole earth His bounty
And every want supplies. 3 With longing eyes Thy creatures wait
On Thee for daily food;
And fills their mouth with good.
4 How kind are Thy compassions, Lord!
How slow Thine anger moves
To cheer the souls He loves. 5 Creatures, with all their endless race,
Thy power and praise proclaim; But saints, that taste Thy richer grace,
Delight to bless Thy name.
75 They shall abundantly utter the meTHY
mory of Thy great goodness.-Ps. 145.7. 1 HY goodness, Lord, our souls confess,
Thy goodness we adore;
A sea without a shore! 2 Sun, moon, and stars, Thy love attest,
In every golden ray; Love draws the curtains of the night,
And love brings back the day.
With all the bliss it yields;
With strengthening grain the fields. 4 But chiefly Thy compassion, Lord,
Is in the gospel seen;
Without a cloud between.
Through Jesus' naine are given; He on the cross was lifted high,
That we might reign in heaven.
76 while I live will I praise the Lord.1
. , 2.
And, when my voiceis lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers:
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,
Whilelife, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures. 2 Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel's God; He made the sky, And earth, and seas with all their train:
His truth for ever stands secure;
poor; And none shall find His promise vain. 3 The Lord gives eyesight to the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind; Hesendsthe labouring conscience peace;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless, And grants the prisoner sweet release. 4 He loves His saints! He knows them
Let every tongue, let every age,
In this exalted work engage;
thou goest.-Gen. 28, 15.
Thy people still are fed ;
Hast all our fathers led.
Before Thy throne of grace;
Of their succeeding race.
Our wandering footsteps guide;
And raiment fit provide.
Till all our wanderings cease
Our souls arrive in peace. 5 Now, with the humble voice of prayer,
Thy mercy we implore;
wind and in the storm.-Nah. 1, 3.
LOD moves in a mysterious way,
And rides upon the storm,
2 Deep in unfathomable mines
of never failing skill, He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will. 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
In blessings on your head.
But trust Him for His grace;
He hides a smiling face.
Unfolding every hour;
But sweet will be the flower. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan His work in vain ;
And He will make it plain.
stroy thee. -Deut. 4, 31. 1 PATHER of mercies! God of love!
My Father and my God!
And spread Thy praise abroad. 2 My soul, in pleasing wonder lost,
Thy various love surveys;
Or where conclude Thy praise? 3 In every period of my life
Thy kindest thoughts appear;
And crown each circling year.
A Father's bounty see,
Estrange my heart from Thee.
To own Thy hand, my God!
The lessons of Thy rod.
6 In every varying mortal state,
Each bright, each dreary scene, Give me a meek and humble mind,
Still equal and serene. 7 Then shall I close my eyes in death,
Without one anxious fear: For death itself, my God, is life,
If Thou art with me there.
S.M. His compassions fail not.-- Lam 3, 22. 1 How various and how new
Are Thy compassions, Lord ! Each morning shall Thy mercies show,
Each night Thy truth record. 2 Thy goodness, like the sun,
Dawned on our early days, Ere infant reason had begun
To form our lips to praise. 3 Each object we beheld
Gave pleasure to our eyes;.
Awaited that blest day,
And chased our sins away.
How sovereign and how free!
Were made alive to Thee. 6 And we expect a day
Still brighter far than this, When Christ shall bear our souls away
To realms of light and bliss. 7 Yor shall that radiant day
So joyfully begun,
Beneath the setting sun.
Are Thy compassions, Lord !