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2 Let'us think of birt who bought us:

'Tis the SAVIOUR'S OWIT command: When we wander'd Jesus sought us,

Now he leads us by the band:
Now he gives us hope, and says,

We shall sing his endless praise. 3 O how much his people owe him,

O what grace our Lord has shown !
Well may we surrender to him,

All that once we call’d our own;
Lord, we give ourselves to thee;
Thou our guide, our master be.

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476. After Receiving. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life.

Joan vi. 35.
LET the world their joys partaking,

Boast how excellent they prove;
In the bread we've now been breaking

We have meat they know not of;
JESUS is the living bread;
'Tis by this his friends are fed.

Saints adore him,

Bow before him,
Join the kindred hosts on high;
Let his praise fill earth and sky,

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my God,

477. Desiring the Presence of God in

Affliction. C.M. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD?

for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? Psal. xüj. I. THY gracious presence,

0 My every wish contains


1 With this beneath affliction's load,

My heart no more complains. 2 This can my every care control,

Gild each dark scene with light;
This is the sunshine of the soul,
Without it all is night.

1 3 O happy scenes of pure delight ! }

Where thy full beams impart 3)
Unclouded beauty to the sight, ...

And rapture to the heart.
4 Her part in those fair realms of bliss

My spirit longs to know;
My wishes terminate in this,

Nor 'can they rest below. -4.25.14 5 Lord, shall the breathings of my heart

Aspire in vain to thee Confirtn my hope, that where thou art,

I shall for ever be.

6 Then shall my cheerful spirit sing

The darksome bours away,
And rise on faith's expanded wing

To everlasting day.

478. The benefits of Affliction. 8—7—4.

I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.)

cxix. 75.
IN the floods of tribulation,

While the billows o'er me roll,
Jesus whispers consolation,
And supports my fainting soul :


Hallelujah, praise the LORD. 2[* Thus, the lion yields me honey,

From the eater food is given, Strengthen’d thus I still press forward, Singing as I pass to heaven,

“ Sweet affliction,"

And my sins are all forgiv'n.] 3 So, in darkest dispensations,

Doth my faithful LORD appear,
With his richest consolations,

To re-animate and cheer:
101 Sweet affliction,"

Thus to bring my Saviour near.

* Judg. xiv. 14.

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Every word my love demands. : il 5 All I meet I find assists me

In my path to heav'nly joy;
There, tho' trials now attend me,
They shall never more annoy;


Hallelujah, Praise the LORD. 1"} 6 Bless'd there with a weight of glory,

Still the path I'll ne'er forget, A
But, exulting, cry, it led me
To my blessed Saviour's seat

- Sweet affliction,"
Which has brought to Jesu's feet.


479. Christian Meeting. L. M.

Where two or three, are gathered together in my name,

there am I in the midst of them.-MAT. xviii. 20.

KINDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,
A welcome in his name received W
May we together now partake god
The joys which he alone can give.

2 [To you and me by grace 'tis given

To know the Saviour's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in heaven,

Our hope, our way, our end the same.] 3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,

Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,

And cause our hearts to burn with love. 4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,

When Christians meet together thus;
We'd only wish to speak of him,

Who liv'd, and died, and reigns for us. 5 [We'll talk of all he did and said,

And suffer'd for us here below;
The path he mark'd for us to tread,

And what he's doing for us now.] 6 Thus, as the moments pass away,

We'll love, and wonder, and adore :
And hasten to the glorious day,
When we shall meet to part no more.

480. Christian Meeting. 7s. Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and

hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the LORD.COL. iii. 16.
SWEET the time, exceeding sweet,
When the saints together meet;
When the SAVIOUR is the theme,
When they joy to sing of him!

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