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69. P. M. GEO. BURDER'S COLL.
The Bible suited to the wants of Mankind. 1 HOW precious, Lord, thy sacred word ! What light and joy those leaves afford
To souls in deep distress!
Thy promise leads to rest. 2 Thy threatenings wake our slumbering eyes, And warn us where our danger lies;
But 'tis thy gospel, Lord,
And gives a free reward. 70. C. M. Watts. I OPPRESSED with guilt, and full of fears,
We come to thee, our Lord; While not a ray of hope appears,
But in thy holy word.
Does all our grief dispel;
And learn to do his will.
To cleanse us from our sin; "Tis here the tree of knowledge grows,
Nor danger dwells therein. 4 Oh! may thy counsels, mighty God,
Our roving feet command; Nor we forsake the happy road,
That leads to thy right hand. 71.
L. M. MAXWELL'S COLL.
Delight in the Scriptures. 1 WE love the sacred book of God;
No other can its place supply: It points us to the saints' abode,
And lifts our joyful thoughts on high. 2 Blest book! in thee our eyes discern
The image of our absent Lord:
Still richer blessings claim our praise,
The blessings of thy grace.
For favours more divine;
Where Jesus' glories shine.
And death shall close our eyes, Complete the triumphs of thy grace,
And raise us to the skies.
In more exalted lays,
In everlasting praise.
God the Christian's Refuge. I WHEN storms hang o'er the Christian's He flies unto his God;
(head, And under his refreshing shade
Finds a secure abode.
Seek to disturb his peace,
And straight his sorrows cease. 3 When winds of strong temptation blow,
And floods of trouble roll,
Where will the sinner fly?
And no deliverer nigh!
Paternal Providence of God.
Of life's mistaken ill or good,
The beautiful vicissitude.
Howe'er unjustly we complain,
To all their necessary share
Of joy and sorrow, health and pain.
On thine eternal will depend;
Would man pursue the appointed end. 4 Be this our care l-to all beside
Indifferent let our wishes be;
L. M. BROWNE. Dependence of all creatures on Providence. 1 0 LORD of earth, and seas, and skies !
Thy wealth the needy world supplies;
And all impending ill avert.
How much we owe,-yet need we more:
Which will to every want extend.
Our refuge is beneath thy shade;
Bids every groundless fear remove. 4 Nor to the human race alone,
Is thy paternal goodness shown;
Partake the universal care.
Till God permit the stroke of death:
The Father and the Friend of all. 58.
C. M. STEELE.
Are variously conveyed ;
Alternate light and shade.
Can we expect to find
Unclouded sunshine all the year,
Or constant peace of mind ? 3 More gaily smiles the blooming spring,
When wintry storms are o'er; Retreating sorrow thus may bring
Delights unknown before. 4 Then, Christian ! send thy fears away,
Nor sink in gloomy care; Though clouds o'erspread the scene to-day,
To-morrow may be fair. 59. C. M. JARVIS. Universal Presence and Providence of God. 1 GREAT God, how vast is thine abode !
Mysterious are thy ways ! Unseen thy footsteps in the air,
And trackless in the seas. 2 Yet, the whole peopled world bespeaks
Thy being and thy power, 'Mid the resplendent blaze of day
And awful midnight hour. 3 Nor all the peopled world alone,
Rich fields and verdant plains, But lonely wilds by man untrod,
Where silent horror reigns.
The sea's tumultuous roar,
Proclaim thy boundless power.
The hand of Heaven is near: Where'er we wander in the world,
Lo! God is present there. 60. L. M. Scotr.
Equity of the Divine Dispensations. 1 WHO, Gracious Father! shall complain
Under thy mild and equal reign?
th fertile plains and barren sands,