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499 Why are ye fearful, O ye of little


faith?-Matt. S, 26.

BMy Saviour is near,

EGONE unbelief,

And for my relief

Will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle,
And He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel,
I smile at the storm.
2 Though dark be my way,
Since He is my guide,
Tis mine to obey,

Tis His to provide:
Though cisterns be broken,
And creatures all fail,
The word He hath spoken
Shall surely prevail.

3 His love, in time past,
Forbids me to think
He'll leave me at last
In trouble to sink;
Each sweet Ebenezer
I have in review,
Confirms His good pleasure
To help me quite through.
4 Determined to save.

He watched o'er my path,
When, Satan's blind slave,
I spórted with death:
And can He have taught me
To trust in His name,
And thus far have brought me
To put me to shame?
5 Why should I complain
Of want or distress,
Temptation or pain ?-
He told me no less:
The heirs of salvation,
I know from His word,
Through much tribulation
Must follow their Lord.

6 How bitter that cup,
No heart can conceive,
Which He drank quite up,
That sinners might live!
His way was much rougher,
And darker than mine:
Did Christ my Lord suffer,
And shall I repine?

7 Since all that I meet
Shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet,
The medicine, food:
Though painful at present,
"Twill cease before long,
And then, O how pleasant
The conqueror's song!


500 Beholding as in a glass, the glory

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of the Lord.-2 Cor. 3, 18.

ATHER of eternal grace,
Glorify Thyself in me;
Meekly beaming in my face,
May the world Thine image see.
2 Happy only in Thy love,
Poor, unfriended, or unknown;
Fix my thoughts on things above,
Stay my heart on Thee alone.
3 Humble, holy, all resigned
To Thy will-Thy will be done!
Give me, Lord, the perfect mind
Of Thy well-beloved Son.

4 Counting gain and glory loss,
May I tread the path He trod,
Die with Jesus on the cross,
Rise with Him to Thee, my God!

501 I said not unto the seed of Jacob,



Seek ye Me in vain.-Isa. 45, 19. OD of my life, to Thee I call, Afflicted at Thy feet I fall; When the great water-floods prevail, Leave not my trembling heart to fail! 2 Friend of the friendless and the faint! Where should I lodge my deepcomplaint? Where but with Thee, whose open door Invites the helpless and the poor?

3 Did ever mourner plead with Thee,
And Thou refuse that mourner's plea?
Does not Thy word still fixed remain,
That none shall seek Thy face in vain?
4 That were a grief I could not bear,
Didst Thou not hear and answer prayer;
But a prayer-hearing, answering God,
Supports me under every load.

5 Fair is the lot that's cast for me;
I have an Advocate with Thee;
They whom the world caresses most
Have no such privilege to boast.
6 Poor though I am, despised, forgot,
Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
And he is safe, and must succeed,
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.



502 Whom the Lord loveth He chasten

eth.-Heb. 12, 6.

IS my happiness below,


Not to live without the cross,
But the Saviour's power to know,
Sanctifying every loss.

2 Trials must and will befal,
But, with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all,-
This is happiness to me.

3 God, in Israel, sows the seeds
Of affliction, pain, and toil,

These spring up, and choke the weeds Which would else o'erspread the soil. 4 Trials make the promise sweet: Trials give new life to prayer: Trials bring me to His feet, Lay me low, and keep me there. 5 Did I meet no trials here, No correction by the way, Might I not with reason fear, I should prove a castaway?


503 Commit thy way unto the Lord:

trust also in Him.-Ps. 37, 5.

1 LEAVE God to order all thy ways And hope in Him whate'er betide,

Thou'lt find Him in the evil days
Thine all-sufficient Strength and Guide:
Who trusts in God's unchanging love,
Builds on the rock that nought. can


2 Only thy restless heart keep still,
And wait in cheerful hope; content
To take whate'er His gracious will,
His all discerning love hath sent.
Doubt not our inmost wants are known
To Him who chose us for His own.

504 He will have compassion upon us.—



Mic. 7, 19.

N the dark and cloudy day, When earth's riches flee away, And the last hope will not stay, My Saviour, comfort me.

2 When the hoard of many years,
Like a fleet cloud disappears,
And the future's full of fears,

My Saviour, comfort me.
3 When the secret idol's gone,
That my poor heart yearned upon,
Desolate, bereft, alone,

My Saviour, comfort me.

4 Thou who wast so sorely tried,
In the darkness crucified,
Bid me on Thy love confide,

My Saviour, comfort me.

5 Comfort me, I am cast down,
Tis my Heavenly Father's frown;
I deserve it all, I own;

My Saviour, comfort me.
6 In these hours of sad distress,
Let me know He loves no less,
Bids me trust His faithfulness,
My Saviour, comfort me.
7 Not unduly let me grieve,
Meekly the kind stripes receive,
Let me humbly still believe:
My Saviour, comfort me.

8 So it shall be good for me,
Much afflicted now to be,
If Thou wilt but tenderly,

My Saviour, comfort me.



Lord, remember me.-Luke 23, 42. THOU from whom all goodness .flows,

I lift my soul to Thee:

In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
Dear Lord, remember me.

2 When on my aching, burdened heart, My sins lie heavily,

My pardon speak, new peace impart : In love remember me.

3 When trials sore obstruct my way,
And ills I cannot flee,

Lord, let my strength be as my day:
For good remember me.

4 When worn with pain, disease and


This feeble body see;

Grant patience, rest, and kind relief:
Hear and remember me

5 If on my face, for Thy dear name,
Shame and reproach shall be,
All hail reproach, and welcome shame,
If Thou remember me.

6 When in the solemn hour of death,
I wait Thy just decree:

Saviour, with my last parting breath
I'll cry, Remember me.


506 Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.-



1 Sam. 7.12.

MY Ebenezer raise

To my kind Redeemer's praise;
With a grateful heart I own,
Hitherto Thy help I've known.
2 What may be my future lot,
Well I know concerns me not;
This should set my heart at rest,
What Thy will ordains is best.
3. I my all to Thee resign;
Father! let Thy will be mine;
May but all Thy dealings prove
Fruits of Thy paternal love.

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