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% How sweet that voice, how sweet that hand,
Which leads to pastures fair,
Provided by thy care!
The sinner's Friend to praise :
He'll us to glory raise. 521.
The same. (P. M.) 1 LEADER of faithful souls, and Guide Come thou, and with us now abide,
Who would alone on thee rely ;
While held in life's 'uneven way.
This earth we know is not our place;
And restless to behold thy face;
Our everlasting home above.
world we cast behind ;
The new Jerusalem to find :
To find the new Jerusalem.
We urge our way with strength renew'd,
We travel to the mount of God;
THE BLESSINGS AND INVITATIONS
OF THE GOSPEL.
522. A Blessed Gospel. (C.M.) 1 B The gospel's joyful sound;
LEST are the souls that hear and know Peace shall attend the path they go,
And light their steps surround.
Thro their Redeemer's name ;
Nor Satan dares condemn.
Strength and salvation gives;
Thy God for ever lives. 523. The Invitation of the Gospel. Isaiah lv. 1.
And ev'ry heart rejoice;
With an inviting voice.
That feed upon the wind,
To fill an empty mind.
A soul reviving feast,
4 Ho! ye that pant for living streams,
And pine away and die;
With springs that never dry. 5 Rivers of love and mercy here,
In a rich ocean join ;
Like floods of milk and wine. 6 Ye perishing and naked poor,
Who work with mighty pain,
That will not hide your sin.
In robes prepar'd by God,
And dy'd in his own blood.
Are everlasting mines,
And boundless as our sins !
Stand open night and day;
And drive our wants away. 524. The Promises of the Covenant of Grace.
To gather empty wind;
Will starve a hungry mind.
2 Come, and the Lord sball feed our souls
With more substantial meat ; With such as saints in glory love,
With such as angels eat. 3 Our God will ev'ry want supply, And fill our hearts with
peace; He gives by cov'nant, and by oath,
The riches of his grace. 4 Come, and he'll cleanse our spotted souls,
And wash away our stains,
Pour'd from his dying veins. 5 Our guilt shall vanish all away,
Though black as hell before ; Our sins shall sink beneath the sea,
And shall be found no more.
Our inward pow'rs again,
Like purifying rain.
That terrors cannot move, That fears no threat'nings of his wrath,
Shall be dissolved by love. 8 Or he can take the flint away,
That would not be refin'd,
Bestow a softer mind.
And deep engrave his law, And ev'ry motion of our souls, To swift obedience draw.
10 Thus will he pour salvation down,
And we shall render praise;
And he our God of grace.
525. The Beatitudes. Matt. v. 3—12. (L. M.)
Their emptiness and poverty ;
in heav'n. 2 Bless'd are the men of broken heart,
Who mourn for sin with inward smart;
A healing balm for all their woes.
From rage and passion, noise and war:
And plead their cause against the great.
Hunger and long for righteousness;
Like sympathy and love again. 6 Bless'd are the pure, whose hearts are clean,
From the defiling pow'r of sin: