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318. The Security of the Believer. C.M. He that dwellet in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.— PSALM Xci. 1.
INCARNATE GOD! the soul that knows
2 Thy wisdom, faithfulness, and love,
A buckler and a refuge prove
3 Angels unseen, attend the saints,
5 Crosses and changes are their lot,
319. The Security of the Believer. C.M.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. JOHN X. 27, 28.
IMMOVABLE thy promise stands,
2 His honour is engag'd to save
3 Why do I then indulge my fears,
4 *Yea, though a mother of her child
See ISAIAH xlix. 14 to 16.
320. The Security of the Believer. 8-7-7.
But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel; for, behold, I will save thee from afar off-JER. xlvi. 27.
ISRA'L shall obtain a pardon: (Thus the Lord proclaims his love): He shall be a water'd garden: Isra'l shall no more remove: He shall come from distant lands; Thus my sov'reign purpose stands. 20 my servant Jacob, fear not :
I have call'd thee; thou art mine:
I will come, thy light shall shine:
3 Though I make an end of others:
4 Yet thou shalt not be unpunish'd,
Thou shalt feel the chast'ning rod;
5 When thy foes are all brought under:
321. The Security of the Believer. L.M. As thy days, so shall thy strength be.-DEUT.xxxiii. 25. AFFLICTED saint, to CHRIST draw
Thy SAVIOUR'S gracious promise hear; His faithful word declares to thee, That as thy days, thy strength shall be. 2 Let not thy heart despond and say, "How shall I stand the trying day?" He has engag'd by firm decree, That as thy days, thy strength shall be. 3 Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong; And, if the conflict should be long, Thy Lord will make the tempter flee; For as thy days, thy strength shall be.
4 Should persecution rage and flame,
5 When thou art call'd to bear the cross, Or sore affliction, pain, or loss,
Or deep distress, or poverty,
CHRIST'S presence shall thy fears sub-
322. Encouraged to trust in Christ. 8-7-4.
What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?-MARK iv. 41.
WHY those fears? behold 'tis JESUS
Where the mourners cease to weep.
We could linger there no more:
Leaving all we lov'd before.
3 Though the shore we hope to land on,
Yet we freely all abandon,
Through the trackless deep move on.