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377.

Perseverance.

L.M.

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in, from this time forth, and even for evermore.-PSALM CXXI. 7, 8.

HOW blest are they, whose feet have found

The way into IMMANUEL'S ground; And steadfastly do walk therein, Far from the crooked paths of sin! 2 Their weary spirits sweetly rest Contentedly on JESU's breast; They so much of his mercy prove, As that they cannot help but love. 3 His Spirit shows their sins forgiv❜n,

And seals them for the heirs of heav'n: And gives them patience here to wait, Till JESUS them to bliss translate.

4 He arms them for the evil day;

And while in heart on him they stay; He guides them with his mighty pow'r, And brings them thro' the trying hour. 5 Then rest, my soul, upon the LORD, E'en JESUS CHRIST, the living word; And then thy joy shall ne'er decay, Till it break out in endless day.

378.

Perseverance.

C. M.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy GOD: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.-ISAIAH xli. 10.

THE sinner, who thro' precious faith
Has had his sins forgiv'n,

Is then securely past from death,
And seal'd an heir of heav'n.

2 Tho' thousand snares enclose his feet,
Not one shall hold him fast;
Whatever dangers he may meet,
He shall get safe at last.

3 Not as the world the SAVIOUR gives; He is no changing friend;

Whom once he loves he never leaves,
But loves him to the end.

4 Unnumber'd savage beasts of prey
Around the fold may roam;
But Israel's shepherd guards the way,
And guides his children home.

5 Thy faithful Spirit, ever near,
My sure defence will be;
And I, O LORD, shall persevere,
Because preserv'd by thee.

379. Perseverance.

Ss.

I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD, which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD.-ROMANS viii. 38, 39.

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À DEBTOR to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing,
Nor fear, with thy righteousness on,
My person and off'rings to bring.
The terrors of law, and of Gov,

With me can have nothing to do;
My SAVIOUR'Ss obedience and blood

Hide all my transgressions from view. 2 The work, which his goodness began, The arm of his strength will comHis promise is yea and amen, [plete;

And never was forfeited yet:
Things future, nor things that are now,
Nor all things below or above,
Can make him his purpose forego,
Or sever my soul from his love.

3 My name from the palms of his hands Eternity will not erase; Engraven for ever it stands

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In marks of indelible grace:
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As sure as the earnest is given;
More happy, but not more secure,
The glorified spirits in heav'u!

380.

Perseverance.

L. M.

Who shall separate us from the love of CHRIST ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us.-ROM. viii. 35, 37.

IMMOVABLE our hope remains,
Within the vail our anchor lies:
JESUS, who wash'd us from our stains,
Shall bear us safely to the skies.

2 Strong in his strength, we boldly say,
For us IMMANUEL shed his blood;
Who then shall tear our shield away,
Or part us from the love of GOD?
3 Shall tribulation or distress,

Or pain, or persecution's sword?
Shall Satan rob us of our peace,
Or prove too mighty for the LORD?

4 No, never! saints are kept secure
By JESU's everlasting love;
Thro' him their victory is sure,
Which leads to certain joys above!

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381. Redemption Finished. 8-7-4.

When JESUS, therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.-JOHN xix. 30.

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HARK! the voice of love and mercy,
Sounds aloud from Calvary!

See! it rends the rocks asunder,

Shakes the earth, and veils the sky!

"It is finish'd," Hear the dying SAVIOUR Cry! 2 It is finish'd! O what pleasure Do these joyful words afford! Heavenly blessings, without measure, Flow to us from CHRIST the LORD. It is finish'd!

Saints, the dying words record.

3 Finish'd, all the types and shadows
Of the ceremonial law;

Finish'd, all that God had promis'd;
Death and hell no more shall awe.
It is finish'd!

Saints, from hence your comfort draw. 4 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs,

Join to sing the pleasing theme:
All on earth, and all in heav'n,
Join to praise IMMANUEL's name!
Hallelujah!

Glory to the bleeding Lamb!

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382. Redemption by Christ alone. L. M.

Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.-1 PET. i. 18, 19.

ENSLAV'D by sin and bound in chains
Beneath its dreadful tyrant sway,
And doom'd to everlasting pains,
We wretched guilty captives lay,

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