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"IS by the faith of joys to come

L. M.

We walk through deserts dark as night;
Till we arrive at heaven our home,
Faith is our guide, and faith our light.

2 The want of sight she well supplies;
She makes the pearly gates appear;
Far into distant worlds she pries,
And brings eternal glories near.

3 Cheerful we tread the desert through,
While faith inspires a heavenly ray,
Though lions roar, and tempests blow,
And rock and dangers fill the way.

4 So Abra'm, by divine command,

Left his own house to walk with God;
His faith beheld the promised land,
And cheer'd him on his toilsome road.

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L. M ING to the Lord, who loud proclaims His various and' His saving names: Oh, may they not be heard alone, But by our sure experience known. 2 Awake, our noblest powers, to bless The God of Abra'm, God of peace; Now by a dearer title known,

Father and God of Christ His Son.

3 Through ev'ry age His gracious ear
Is open to His servants' prayer;
Nor can one humble soul complain
That it hath sought its God in vain.

4 What unbelieving heart shall dare In whispers to suggest a fear,

While still He owns His ancient name,
The same His power, His love the same!
5 To Thee our souls in faith arise,
To Thee we lift expecting eyes,

And boldly through the desert tread;
For God will guard, where God shall lead.

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8s & 7s

HI should live to Thee alone;

OLY Father, Thou hast taught me

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Year by year, Thy hand hath brought me
On through dangers oft unknown.
When I wander'd, Thou hast found me;
When I doubted, sent me light;
Still Thine arm has been around me,
All my paths were in Thy sight.
2 In the world will foes assail me,
Craftier, stronger far than I;
And the strife may never fail me,
Well I know, before I die.
Therefore, Lord, I come, believing
Thou canst give the power I need;
Through the prayer of faith receiving
Strength the Spirit's strength, indeed
3 I would trust in Thy protecting,
Wholly rest upon Thine arm;
Follow wholly Thy directing,

Thou, mine only guard from harm!
Keep me from my own undoing,
Help me turn to Thee when tried;
Still my footsteps, Father, viewing,
Keep me ever at Thy side.

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OW firm a foundation, ye saints of the

How Lord,

Is laid for your faith in His excellent word! What more can He say than to you He has said, Who unto the Saviour for refuge have fled? 2 "In ev'ry condition-in sickness, in health, In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth, At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be. 3 "Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismay'd; 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. 4 "When through the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 5 "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. 6 "E'en down to old age, all My people shall prove My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love; And then, when gray hairs shall their temples adorn,

Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne. 7 "The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repose, I will not, I cannot desert to his foes: [shake, That soul, though all hell should endeavor to I'll never no, never-no, never forsake!"

364.

MY

Y faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Saviour divine!

Now hear me while I pray;
Take all my guilt away;
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

2 May thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!

As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

3 While life's dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;

Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

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4 When ends life's transient dream,
When death's cold sullen stream
Shall o'er me roll;

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Blest Saviour, then, in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransom'd soul!

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Blest Saviour, I recline;

Thou wilt not leave me to despair,
For Thou art Love divine.

S. M.

2 In Thee I place my trust,
On Thee I calmly rest:

I know Thee good, I know Thee just,
And count Thy choice the best.

3 Whate'er events betide,

Thy will they all perform;
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide,
Nor fear the coming storm.

4 Let good or ill befall,

It must be good for me;
Secure of having Thee in all,
Of having all in Thee.

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HOU only Sov'reign of my heart,
My refuge, my almighty Friend!
And can my soul from Thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend?

2 Whither, ah, whither shall I go,

I M.

A wretched wand'rer from my Lordi
Can this dark world of sin and woe
One glimpse of happiness afford?

3 Eternal life Thy words impart;

On these my fainting spirit lives;
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart
Than all the round of nature gives.

4 Low at Thy feet my soul would lie;
Here safety dwells, and peace divine
Still let me live beneath Thine eye,
For life, eternal life, is Thine.

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