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I shall, as my Master, be
2 From the time that thee I know,
Chang'd into a little child;
4 Father, fix my soul on thee;
5 O! that all may seek, and find
189. Love. C.M.
And now abideth Faith, Hope, Charity, (or Love); these three; but the greatest of these is Charity. 1 COR.
HAPPY the heart where graces reign,
2 Without it, knowledge is in vain,
3 'Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
4 This is the grace, that lives and sings, When faith and hope shall cease; And this shall strike our joyful strings In realms of endless peace.
5 When join'd to that harmonious throng,
190. Patience. L.M.
Why art thou cast down, O my Soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.-PSALM xlii. 5.
BE still, my heart! these anxious cares To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares: They cast dishonour on thy Lord, And contradict his gracious word. 2 Brought safely by his hand thus far, Why wilt thou now give place to fear? How canst thou want if he provide, Or lose thy way with such a guide?
3 Secure before his mercy-seat
5 [He who has help'd me hitherto,
6 Though rough and thorny be the road, It leads thee home, apace, to God; Then count thy present trials small, For heav'n will make amends for all.
191. Patience. L.M.
I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. ZEPH. iii. 12.
"POOR and afflicted," Lord, are thine, Among the great they seldom shine; Yet, tho' the world may think it strange, They would not with the world exchange.
2 "Poor and afflicted," yes, they are: They're not exempt from grief and care; But he, who sav'd them by his blood, Makes ev'ry sorrow yield them good.
3 ["Poor and afflicted;" 'tis their lot; They know it, and they murmur not: "Twould ill become them to refuse The state their Master deign'd to choose.] 4" Poor and afflicted;" yet they sing,
For JESUS is their glorious King: "Thro'suff'rings perfect"now he reigns, And shares in all their griefs and pains. 5 "Poor and afflicted:" but ere long
They'll join the bright celestial throng: Their suff'rings then will reach a close, And heav'n afford them sweet repose. 6 And while they walk the thorny way, They're often heard to sigh and say, "Come, gracious Lord; O quickly come; "And take thy mourning pilgrims home!"
If ye endure chastening, GOD dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.HEBREWS xii. 7, 8.
'TIS my happiness below,
2 GOD, in Isr'el sows the seeds
No chastisements by the way;
193. Resignation. C.M.
Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.-HEBREWS xii. 6.
SUBMISSIVE to thy will, my GOD,
I bow before thy chast'ning rod!
And mourn, but not repine.
2 Why should my foolish heart complain When wisdom, truth, and love,
Direct, the stroke, inflict the pain,