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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.
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
Is then securely past from death,
2 Tho' thousand snares enclose his feet,
3 Not as the world the SAVIOUR gives; He is no changing friend;
Whom once he loves he never leaves,
4 Unnumber'd savage beasts of prey
5 Thy faithful Spirit, ever near,
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.
À DEBTOR to mercy alone,
With me can have nothing to do;
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:
3 My name from the palms of his hands Eternity will not erase; Engraven for ever it stands
In marks of indelible grace:
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,
2 Strong in his strength, we boldly say,
Or pain, or persecution's sword?
4 No, never! saints are kept secure
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.
HARK! the voice of love and mercy,
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
Finish'd, all that God had promis'd;
Saints, from hence your comfort draw. 4 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs,
Join to sing the pleasing theme:
Glory to the bleeding Lamb!
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