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1. Thou very present aid

In suffering and distress;
The mind which still on Thee is stayed,

Is kept in perfect peace.
2. The soul by faith reclined

On the Redeemer's breast,
’Mid raging storms, exults to find

An everlasting rest.
3. Sorrow and fear are gone,

Whene'er Thy face appears ;
It stills the sighing orphan's moan,

And dries the widow's tears.
4. It hallows every cross ;

It sweetly comforts me;
Makes me forget my every loss,

And find my all in Thee.
5. Jesus, to whom I fly,

Doth all my wishes fill;
What though created streams are dry?

I have the fountain still.

6. Stripp'd of each earthly friend,

I find them all in one:
And

peace and joy which never end,
And heaven, in Christ, begun.

C. WESLEY.

844.

8. M.
1. Commit thou all Thy griefs

And ways into His hands,
To His sure trust and tender care,

Who earth and heaven commands.
2. Who points the clouds their course,

Whom wind and seas obey,
He shall direct thy wandering feet,

He shall prepare thy way.

3. No profit canst thou gain

By self-consuming care;
To Him commend thy cause—his ear

Attends the softest prayer.
4. Thou on the Lord rely,

So safe shalt thou go on;
Fix on His work thy steadfast eye,

So shall thy work be done.

J. WESLEY

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1. GREEN pastures and clear streams,

Freedom and quiet rest,
Christ's flock enjoy, beneath His beams,

Or in His shadow, blest.
2. The mountain and the vale,

Forest and field, they range;
The morning dew, the evening gale,

Bring health in every change.
3. Secure, amid alarms,

From violence or snares,
The lambs He gathers in His arms,

And in His bosom bears.

4. The wounded and the weak

He comforts, heals, and binds;
The lost He came from heaven to seek,

And saves them when He finds.

5. Should storms of trouble blow,

Warned of the coming shock,
They to the Rock of Ages go:

Their Shepherd is their Rock.
6. Conflicts and trials done,

His glory they behold,
Where Jesus and His flock are one
One Shepherd and one fold.

MONTGOMERY.

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1. As the hart, with eager looks,

Panteth for the water-brooks,
So my soul, athirst for Thee,
Pants the living God to see;
When, when, with filial fear,

Lord, shall I to Thee draw near?
2. Why art thou cast down, my soul ?

God, thy God, shall make thee whole;
Why art thou disquieted?
God shall lift thy fallen head,
And His countenance benign
Be the saving health of thine.

MONTGOMERY.

847.

78.

1. HOLY SPIRIT! Lord of light!

From Thy clear celestial height,
Come, thou Light of all that live!

Thy pure beaming radiance give!
2. Come, Thou Father of the poor !

Come with treasures which endure;
Thou, of all consolers best,

Visiting the troubled breast.
3. Thou in toil art comfort sweet;

Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe;

Dost refreshing peace bestow.
4. Light immortal! Light divine !

Visit Thou these hearts of Thine;
If Thou take Thy grace away,

Nothing pure in man will stay.
5. Heal our wounds—our strength renew;

On our dryness pour Thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away ;
Guide the steps that go astray.

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6. Give us comfort when we die;

Give us life with Thee on high;
In Thy sevenfold gifts descend;
Give us joys which never end.

LYRA CATH,

848.

7s.
1. SOFTLY, now, the light of day

Fades upon my sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,

Lord! I would commune with Thee.
2. Soon, for me, the light of day

Shall forever pass away;
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take
me,

Lord! to dwell with Thee.

DOANE.

849.

78.

1. LORD! I can not let Thee go,

Till a blessing Thou bestow;
Do not turn away Thy face,

Mine's an urgent, pressing case.
2. Once, a sinner, near despair,

Sought Thy mercy-seat by prayer;
Mercy heard and set him free-

Lord! that mercy came to me.
3. Many days have passed since then,

Many changes I have seen;
Yet have been upheld till now;

Who could hold me up but Thou?
4. Thou hast helped in every need-

This emboldens me to plead :
After so much mercy past,

Canst Thou let me sink at last?
5. No—I must maintain my hold;

'Tis Thy goodness makes me bold;
I can no denial take,
Since I plead for Jesus' sake.

NEWTON.

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1. Midst sorrow and care

There's One that is near,
And ever delights to relieve us.
2. "Tis Jesus our Friend,

On whom we depend,
For life and for all its rich blessings.
3. When trouble assails,

His love never fails,
He meets us with sweet consolation.
4. His bounties are free,

He hears every plea,
And welcomes the cry of the needy.
5. Blest mansions above,

Prepared by His love,
Are waiting at last to receive us.
6. My Saviour and Friend,

On whom I depend,
My heart shall forever adore Thee.

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1. Hast thou wasted all the powers

God for noble uses gave ?
Squandered life's most golden hours?

Turn thee, brother, God can save!
2. Is a mighty famine now

In thy heart and in thy soul;
Discontent upon thy brow?

Turn thee, God will make thee whole,
3. Fall before Him on the ground,

Pour thy sorrow in His ear,
Seek Him while He may be found,
Call
upon

Him while He's near.

J. T, CLARKE.

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