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4 Lo! your SAVIOUR never slumbers:
Ever watchful in his care:
Though you cannot boast of numbers,
In his strength secure you are :
Sweet their portion,
Who the SAVIOUR's kindness share.
5 As the bird beneath her feathers
Guards the objects of her care,
So the Lord his children gathers,
Spreads his wings and hides them
Thus protected, [there;
All their foes they boldly dare.
314. The Blessedness of his State. C.M.
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living GOD, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to JESUS the mediator of the new covenant.—HEB. xii, 22, 24.
HAPPY the souls to JESUS join'd,
And sav'd by grace alone!
Walking in all his ways, they find
Their heav'n on earth begun.,
2 The church triumphant in thy love!
Their joys in part we know ;
They sing the Lamb in hymns above,
And we in hymns below.
3 Thee in thy glorions realm they praise, And bow before thy throne!
We, in the kingdom of thy grace ;-
The kingdoms are but one.
4 Who love thy holy courts below, The holiest soon will see;
The fulness of thy grace shall know,
And ever dwell with thee.
315. The Blessedness of his State. Ss.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.-PSALM xl. 16.
MY gracious REDEEMER I love!
His praises aloud I'll proclaim,
And join with the armies above
To shout his adorable name:
To gaze on his glories divine
Shall be my eternal employ,
And feel them incessantly shine,
My boundless unspeakable joy.
2 My soul from the confines of hell
He freely redeem'd by his blood;
That 1 in his presence may dwell,
And worship for ever my GoD;
May shine with the angels of light,
With saints and with seraphs may sing;
And view, with eternal delight,
My JESUS, my SAVIOUR, my King.
3 In *Mesech, as yet, I reside,
A darksome and restless abode!
Molested with foes on each side,
And longing to dwell with my God:
Oh! when shall my spirit exchange
This cell of corruptible clay
For its heav'nly mansions, and range
Through realms of ineffable day!
4 My glorious REDEEMER! I long
To see thee descend on the cloud,
Amidst the bright numberless throng,
And mix with the triumphing crowd:
Oh, when wilt thou bid me ascend,
To join in thy praises above,
To be with thee world without end,
Receiving the fulness of love?
5 Nor sorrow, nor sickness, nor pain,
Nor sin, nor temptation, nor fear,
Shall ever molest me again,
Perfection of glory reigns there:
This soul and this body shall shine,
In robes of salvation and praise,
And banquet on pleasures divine,
Where God all his glory displays.
6 Ye palaces, sceptres, and crowns,
Your pride with disdain I survey;
Your pompsare but shadows and sounds,
And pass in a moment away:
The crown that my SAVIOUR bestows,
Yon glorious sun shall outshine;
My joy everlastingly flows,
My GOD, my REDEEMER, is mine.
316. Encouraged by past Mercies.
Ebenezer, or hitherto hath the Lord helped us.-1 SAM. vii. 12.
COME, thou Fount of every blessing!
Tune my heart to sing thy grace!
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise :
Teach me, Lord, the rapt'rous measures,
Sung by joyful tongues above;
Bid me tell the countless treasures
Of my God's unchanging love.
2 Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by thy help I'm come;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
JESUS Sought me when a stranger,
Wand'ring from the fold of GOD;
He, to save my soul from danger,
Interpos'd his precious blood.
3 0, to grace how great a debtor,
Daily I'm constrain'd to be!
Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter,
Bind my wand'ring heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the GOD I love-
Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it,
Seal it from thy courts above.
317. Grace sufficient promised. C.M.
My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.-2 COR. xii. 9.
KIND are the words that JESUS speaks
To cheer the drooping saint;
"My grace sufficient is for you,
"Tho' nature's pow'rs may faint.
2 "My grace its glories shall display,
"And make your griefs remove;
"Your weakness shall the triumphs tell
"Of boundless power and love."
3 What, tho' my griefs are not remov'd, Yet why should I despair?
While" everlasting arms" support,
I can the burden bear.
4 JESUS, my SAVIOUR and my LORD!
'Tis good to trust thy name:
Thy power, thy faithfulness, and love,
Will ever be the same.
5 Weak as I am, yet thro' thy grace
I all things can perform;
And triumph in thy saving name
Amid the raging storm.