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1. WHEN gloomy thoughts and boding fears
The trembling heart invade, And all the face of nature wears
An universal shade;
2. Religion's dictates can assuage
The tempest of the soul;
At her divine control.
3. Through life's bewildered, darksome way
Her hand unerring leads;
Sinks helpless and afraid ; Thou blest supporter of the mind,
How powerful is thine aid !
O let my heart confess thy power,
And find thy sweet relief,
And soften every grief!
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Awakes the kindling ray, Unseals the eyelids of the morn, And pours increasing day.
2. O what a night was that, which wrapp'd
The heathen world in gloom !
And loud hosannas sung;
To hail the welcome morn Which scatters blessings from its wings
To nations yet unborn.
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The pleasure of public worship.
To thine abode
They praise thee still;
O glorious seat,
Thrice happy he,
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Blest are the saints who sit on high
4. Blest are the men whose hearts are set To find the way to Zion's gate : God is their strength, and through the road They lean upon their helper God.
5. Cheerful they walk with growing strength, Till all shall meet in heaven at length, Till all before thy face appear, And join in nobler worship there.
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Christian liberty. [The Son shall make you free. John viii.]
Whose minds their bondage see ;
And sets the captive free.
Gross darkness shall no more
Enslave the trembling soul;
Lo! David's greater son
Which hid the mercy-seat,
5. From soul-debasing vice
He frees the troubled mind;
He calms the fear of death ;
And meekly yield our breath.