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5. In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths,

Thy goodness we'll adore;
We'll praise Thee for Thy mercies past,

And humbly hope for more.
6. Our life, whilst Thou presery'st that life,

Thy sacrifice shall be;
And death, when death shall be our lot,

Shall join our souls to Thee.


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1. Why should the children of a King

Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter, descend, and bring

Some tokens of Thy grace.
2. Dost Thou not dwell in all the saints,

And seal the heirs of heaven?
When wilt Thou banish my complaints,

And show my sins forgiven ?
3. Assure my conscience of her part

In the Redeemer's blood;
And bear Thy witness with my

That I am born of God.
4. Thou art the earnest of His love,

The pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,

Will safe convey me home.


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1. O God! our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home!

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2. Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,

To endless years the same.

3. A thousand ages in Thy sight

Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night

Before the rising sun.

4. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the opening day.

5. O God! our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guide while troubles last,

And our eternal home.


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1. As pants the hart for cooling streams,

When heated in the chase;
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee,

And Thy refreshing grace.
2. For Thee, my God, the living God,

My thirsty soul doth pine;
Oh, when shall I behold Thy face,

Thou Majesty divine ?
3. Why restless, why cast down, my soul?

Trust God; who will employ
His aid for thee, and change these sighs

To thankful hymns of joy.
4. God of my strength, how long shall I,

Like one forgotten, mourn ;
Forlorn, forsaken, and exposed

To my oppressor's scorn ?
5. I sigh to think of happier days,

When Thou, O Lord ! wast nigh;
When every heart was tuned to praise,

And none more blessed than I.

6. Why restless, why cast down, my soul?

Hope still, and thou shalt sing
The praise of Him who is Thy God,

Thy health's eternal spring.



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1. GREAT Ruler of all nature's frame,

We own Thy power divine;
We hear Thy breath in every storm,

For all the winds are Thine.
2. Wide as they sweep their sounding way,

They work Thy sovereign will;
And, awed by thy majestic voice,

Confusion shall be still.
3. Thy mercy tempers every blast

To them that seek thy face,
And mingles with the tempest's roar

The whispers of Thy grace.
4. Thoue gentle whispers let me hear,

Till all the tumult cease;
And gales of paradise shall lull

My weary soul to peace.



C. M.
1. LET Zion and her sons rejoice-

Behold the promised hour!
Her God hath heard her mourning voice,

And comes t' exalt His power. 2. Her dust and ruins that remain

Are precious in our eyes;
Those ruins shall be built again,

And all that dust shall rise. 3. The Lord will raise Jerusalem,

And stand in glory there;
Nations shall bow before His name,

And kings attend with fear.

4. He sits a Sovereign on His throne,

With pity in His eyes;
He hears the dying prisoners' groan,

And sees their sighs arise.
5. He frees the souls condemned to death;

And, when his saints complain,
Shall it be said that praying breath

Was ever spent in vain ?
6. This shall be known when we are dead,

And left on long record
That ages, yet unborn, may read,

And trust and praise the Lord.


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1. God! my supporter and my hope,

My help forever near,
Thine arm of mercy held me up,

When sinking in despair.
2. Thy counsels, Lord! shall guide my feet

Through this dark wilderness :
Thy hand conduct me near Thy seat,

To dwell before Thy face.
3. Were I in heaven without my God,

'Twould be no joy to me;
And while this earth is my abode,

I long for none but Thee.
4. What if the springs of life were broke,

And flesh and heart should faint?
God is my soul's eternal rock,

The strength of every saint.
5. But to draw near to Thee, my God!

Shall be my sweet employ:
My tongue shall sound Thy works abroad,

And tell the world my joy.


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1. Lord! where shall guilty souls retire,

Forgotten and unknown!
In hell they meet Thy dreadful fire,

In heaven Thy glorious throne. 2. Should I suppress my vital breath

To shun the wrath divine,
Thy voice would break the bars of death,

Ånd make the grave resign.
3. If winged with beams of morning light,

I fly beyond the west,
Thy hand, which must support my flight,

Would soon betray my rest. 4. If o'er my sins I think to draw

The curtains of the night,
Those flaming eyes that guard Thy law

Would turn the shades to light.
5. The beams of noon, the midnight hour,

Are both alike to Thee:
O may I ne'er provoke that power

From which I can not flee.


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1. God moves in a mysterious way

His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm.
2. Deep in unfathomable mines

Of never failing skill,
He treasures up His vast designs,

And works His sovereign will.
3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;

The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and will break

In blessings on your head.

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