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2 When shall these eyes thy glorious walls
20 when, thou city of my God,
4 [There happier bow'rs than Eden's Nor sin nor sorrow know: [bloom, Blest seats! thro' rude and stormy I onward press to you.
5 Why should I shrink at pain and woe,
357. Praise for Delivering Grace. L.M.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies.-PSALM ciii. 2 to 4.
TO GOD MY SAVIOUR and my King,
2 *Helpless, un pitied, once I lay,
3 With speed he flew to my relief, Bound up my wounds, and sooth'd my
Pour'd joys divine into my heart,
4 Deep in my inmost soul, O LORD,
5 My heart and tongue shall tune thy praise,
Thro' the remainder of my days,
* Ezek. xvi. 4 to 9.
358. Rejoicing in Christ as the Head of the Church. C.M.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even CHRIST, &c.-EPH. iv. 15, 16.
JESUS, I sing thy matchless grace
We live, and grow, and thrive;
3 Thy saints on earth, and those above, Here join in sweet accord:
One body all in mutual love,
And thou our common LORD.
4 Oh, may my faith each hour derive
While death and hell in vain shall strive
5 Thou the whole body wilt present
EPHES. V. 27.
358. 2. Rejoicing in Hope. 8—7—4.
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.-PSALM iv. 7.
FAR from us be grief and sadness:
He is LORD of heav'n and earth.
2 All the worldling's mirth is madness,
Life is in the SAVIOUR'S Smile.
3 Worlds would seem as nothing to us,
4 Once the world was all our treasure:
JESUS gives his people rest.
359. Recalling to Mind the Lord's Dealings. L.M.
Thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy GOD led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart. DEUT. viii. 2.
my GOD hath led me on,
THUS far And made his truth and mercy known; My hopes and fears alternate rise, And comforts mingle with my sighs. 2 Through this wide wilderness I roam, Far distant from my blissful home; LORD, let thy presence be my stay, And guard me in the dangerous way. 3 Temptations every where annoy; And sins and snares my peace destroy: My earthly joys are from me torn, And oft an absent GOD I mourn.
4 My soul, with various tempests toss'd, Her hopes o'erturn'd, her projects cross'd,
Sees every day new straits attend,
5 Is this O LORD, that thorny road
Which leads us to the mount of GOD?