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492 MISCELLANEOUS. 1
0 492. A Birth-day Hymn. 7s Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto
this day..-ACTs xxvi. 22.
Hitherto thy help l'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;
Fruits of thy paternal love.
Guard me in the trying hour;
Save me from the lurking snare. 5 Let my few remaining days
Be directed in thy praise;
Shall be tranquil and serene. 6 To thy will I leave the rest,
Grant me but this one request;
Both in life and death to proven a Tokens of thy special loveom W
493 For the New Year. L.M.
should be pre
And about the time of forty years suffered he their man.
ners in the wilderness.--Acts xiii. 18.
But love and faithfulness to thee.
It moves our wonder and our praise,
Have our vile hearts 'turn'd back from
How oft, alas ! we've bow'd the knee ! 4. [We'vesinn'dagainst the clearest light;
We've sinn'd against the greatest love;
“ Henceforth thy pleasure we'll fulfil;"
494. For the New Year. 17s.
Fervent pray'r shall bring us down<.
Gracious answers from the throne. 2 [Bless, O Lord, the op’uing year,
To each soul assembled here;
Make us willing to be thine.]
Teach the stony heart to weep;
Feel the force of sacred truth :
May they learn to love and fear!
Give new strength the race to run:
Wipe away the mourner's tears. 6 Bless us all, both old and young,
Call forth praise from ev'ry tongue;
495. For the Opening of the Year. S.M.
Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Dlizpeh
and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. I. SAM. vii. 12.
LET hearts and tongues unite, And loud thanksgiving raise ; 'Tis duty mingled with delight,
The SAVIOUR's name to praise. 2
To him we owe our breath,
He took us from the womb,
And prov'd an early tomb. 3 In childhood and in youth
His eye was on us still ;
prone to cross his will. 4. Now, thro' another year,
Supported by his care,
“ The Lord has help'd thus far.". 5
Our lot in future years
Unable to foresee;
And leave it all to thee. 6 Wholly we wish to cast
Our cares upon thy breast !
496. For the Opening of the New Year.
C. M. 7612-6(I NOW, gracious Lord, thinelarm teveals
And make thy glory known')
And soften hearts of stone! Ir 2 Ilelp us to venture near thy throne,
And plead a Saviour's name ;
Is vanity and shame.
May mercy set us free;
Begin and end with thee.]
That saints may love thee more; ... And sinners now may learn to love, I Who never lov'd before. U
:) 5 And when before thee we appear,
In our eternal home;
497. Morning. 7s. Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning;
for in thee do I trust.PSALM cxliii. 8.00 CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies, &
CHRIST, the true the only lightzoT Sun of righteousness, arise, tatargal
Triumph o'er the shades of night;