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1. BRETHREN while we sojourn here,

Fight we must, but should not fear;
Foes we have, but we've a Friend,
One that loves us to the end.
Forward, then, with courage go,
Long we shall not dwell below;
Soon the joyful news will come,
Child, your Father calls—come home!”

2. In the way a thousand snares

Lie, to take us unawares;
Satan, with malicious art,
Watches each unguarded part:
But, from Satan's malice free,
Saints shall soon victorious be;
Soon the joyful news will come,
Child, your Father calls—come home !"

3. But of all the foes we meet,

None so oft mislead our feet,
None betray us into sin
Like the foes that dwell within ;
Yet let nothing spoil our peace,
Christ shall also conquer these;
Soon the joyful news will come,
“ Child, your Father calls—come home!"

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Į. When, my Saviour, shall I be

Perfectly resigned to thee?
Poor and vile in my own eyes,

Only in Thy wisdoin wise ?
2. Only Thee content to know,

Ignorant of all below?
Only guided by Thy light?
Only mighty in Thy might?

3. Fully in my life express

All the heights of holiness;
Sweetly let my spirit prove
All the depths of humble love.

C. WESLEY.

724.

7s.
1. For a season called to part,

Let us now ourselves commend
To the gracious eye and heart

Of our ever-present Friend.
2. Jesus, hear our humble prayer;

Tender Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Let Thy mercy and Thy care

All our souls in safety keep.
3. In Thy strength may we be strong ;

Sweeten every cross and pain;
Spare us, that we may, ere long,

Meet and worship Thee again.

NEWTON.

725.

lls.
1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

Is laid for your faith in his excellent word;
What more can he say than to you he hath said

Who unto the Saviour for refuge have fled. 2. Fear not, I am with thee, Oh! be not dismayed;

For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid :
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to

stand, Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand. 3. When through the deep waters I call thee to go,

The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee thy trials to bless,

And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 4. When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,

My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply,
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

5. E'en down to old

age
all
my people shall

prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when gray hairs shall their temples

adorn, Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne. 6. The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,

I will not I will not desert to his foes :
That soul--though all hell should endeavor to

shake,
I'll never-no never-no never forsake!

KENNEDY.

726.

Ils. 1. DAUGHTER of Zion! awake from thy sadness; Awake!—for thy foes shall oppress thee no

more ; Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day-star of glad

ness;

Arise !—for the night of thy sorrow is o'er. 2. Strong were thy foes; but the arm that subdued

them, And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled, like the chaff, from the scourge that

pursued them;

Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war! 3. Daughter of Zion! the Power that hath saved thee,

Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should

be :

Shout !—for the foe is destroyed that enslaved

thee, Th' oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.

FITZGERALD'S COLL.

727.

S. M.

1. And are we yet alive,

And see each other's face?
Glory and praise to Jesus give,

For His redeeming grace.

2. What troubles have we seen!

What conflicts have we past !
Fightings without, and fears within,

Since we assembled last!

3. But out of all, the Lord

Hath brought us by His love;
And still He doth His help afford,

And hides our life above.

4. Then let us make our boast

Of His redeeming power,
Which saves us to the uttermost,

Till we can sin no more.

5. Let us take

up
the

cross,
Till we the crown obtain;
And gladly reckon all things loss,

So we may Jesus gain.

C. WESLEY.

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1. To keep the lamp alive,

With oil we fill the bowl;
'Tis water makes the willow thrive,

And grace that feeds the soul.
2. The Lord's unsparing hand

Supplies the living stream;
It is not at our own command,

But still derived from Him.

3. Man's wisdom is to seek

His strength in God alone;
And e'en an angel would be weak,

Who trusted in his own.
4. Retreat beneath His wings,

And in His grace confide;
This more exalts the King of kings

Than all your works beside.

5. In Jesus is our store;

Grace issues from His throne;
Whoever

says,

“ I want no more,” Confesses he has none.

COWPER.

729.

Ils & 9s.
1. OH! how happy are they

Who the Saviour obey,
And have laid up their treasures above !

O what tongue can express

The sweet comfort and peace
Of a soul in its earliest love.
2. It was heaven below

My Redeemer to know!
And the angels could no nothing more,

Than to fall at His feet,

And the story repeat,
And the Lover of sinners adore.
3. O the rapturous height

Of that holy delight,
Which I felt in the life-giving blood !

Of my Saviour possess'd,

I was perfectly blest,
As if filled with the fullness of God.
4. Then, all the day long,
Was
my
Jesus

my song,
And redemption through faith in His name;

O that all might believe,

And salvation receive,
And their song and their joy be the same.

730.

lls & Ss.
1. O Tuou, in whose presence

My soul takes delight,
On whom in affliction I call,

My comfort by day,

And my song in the night,
My hope, my salvation, my all.

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