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1. GREAT God, we sing that mighty hand,
By which supported still we stand;
Let mercy crown it till it close.
Still we are guarded by our God;
By His unerring counsel led.
The future, all to us unknown,
And peaceful leave before Thy feet.
Be Thou our joy, and Thou our rest;
Adored through all our changing days.
And seal in silence mortal tongues,
1. The deluge, at th' Almighty's call,
In what impetuous streams it fell!
And swept a guilty world to hell. 2. Yet Noah, humble, happy saint,
Surrounded with the chosen few,
And sang the grace that steered him through. 3. So I may sing, in Jesus safe,
While storms of vengeance round me fall,
Beyond what shakes this earthly ball.
4. Enter thine ark, while patience waits,
Nor ever quit that sure retreat !
Shall waft thee to a fairer seat. 5. Nor wreck, nor 'ruin, there is seen;
There not a wave of trouble rolls;
Seals endless life to all their souls.
The Father's Power, and Glory bright!
From Thee they draw their life and light. 2. Thy thousand thousand hosts are spread,
Ëmbattled o'er the azure sky;
And wave the mighty cross on high. 3. Thou in that sign the rebel powers
Didst with their dragon prince expel ;
Down like a thunderbolt to hell. 4. Glory to Jesus, who returns
In pomp triumphant to the sky,
O Holy Ghost, eternally.
And gird the Gospel armor on;
Where Jesus, thy great Captain's gone. 2. Hell and thy sins resist thy course;
But hell and sin are vanquished foes;
sung the triumph when He rose.
3. Then let my soul march boldly on
Press forward to the heavenly gate;
And glittering robes for conquerors wait. 4. There shall I wear a starry crown;
And triumph in almighty grace,
Join in my glorious Leader's praise.
1. AWAKE our souls, away our fears,
Let every trembling thought be gone;
And put a cheerful courage on.
And mortal spirits tire and faint;
That feeds the strength of every saint: 3. The mighty God, whose matchless power
Is ever new and ever young,
Their everlasting circles run.
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply,
Shall melt away, and droop, and die. 5. Swift as an eagle cuts the air
We'll mount aloft to Thine abode;
Nor tire amid the heavenly road.
1. Thou art the Way; and he who sighs,
Amid this starless waste of woe,
A light from heaven's eternal glow,
2. By Thee must come, Thou Gate of love,
Through which the saints undoubting trod, Till faith discovers, like the dove,
An ark, a resting-place in God.
Be set, to hallow all we find,
God will provide for sacrifice.
As more of heaven in each we see;
Shall dawn on every cross and care. 3. O could we learn that sacrifice,
What light would all around us rise !
Along life's dullest, dreariest walk! 4. The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask ;-
Out from the land of bondage came,
An awful guide in smoke and flame. 2. By day, along th' astonished lands,
The cloudy pillar glided slow;
Returned the fiery column's glow. 3. Thus present still, though now unseen,
When brightly shines the prosperous day, Be thoughts of Thee a cloudy screen,
To temper the deceitful ray!
4. And, 0, when gathers on our path,
In shade and storm, the frequent night,
A burning and a shining light !
To take this stubborn heart away,
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.
The seas can roar; the mountains shake :
But this unfeeling heart of mine.
O Lord, an adamant would melt;
And nothing moves this heart of mine. 4. Thy judgments, too, which devils fear
Amazing thought !-unmoved I hear;
To stir this stupid heart of mine.
And, Lord, that power I greatly need :
Though duteous to Thy high command,
With sin, and dim with error's night,
Or view Thy unapproached light?