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Fondly I said within my heart,

“ Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart." 2 But I forgot thine arm was strong,

Which made my mountain stand so long ,
Soon as thy face began to hide,

My health was gone, my comforts died. 3 I cried aloud to thee, my God!

“What canst thou profit by my blood ?
Deep in the dust can I declare

Thy truth, or sing thy goodness there? 4 "Hear me, O God of grace!" I said,

“ And bring me from among the dead :"
Thy word rebuked the pains I felt,

Thy pard’ning love removed my guilt. 5 My groans and tears, and forms of wo,

Are turned to joy and praises now;
I throw my sackcloth on the ground,

And ease and gladness gird me round. 6 My tongue, the glory of my frame,

Shall ne'er be silent of thy name;
Thy praise shall sound thro' earth and keaven,

For sickness healed, and sins forgiven. 31.

FIRST PART, C. M.

Deliverance from Death.
1 INTO thy hand, O God of truth !

My spirit I commit;
Thou hast redeemed my soul from death,

And saved me from the pit.
2 “My times are in thy hand,” I cried,

Though I draw near the dust;"
Thou art the refuge where I hide,

The God in whom I trust.
3 Oh! make thy reconciled face

Upon thy servant shine;
And save me for thy mercy's sake,

For I’m entirely thine.
4 Thy goodness, how divinely free!

How wondrous is thy grace,
To those who fear thy majesty,

And trust thy promises !

2 This only can my fears control,
4 Whate'er thy sacred will ordains,

Let me but know my Father reigns,
$ If pain and sickness rend this frame,

5 Oh: love the Lord, all ye his saints !

And sing his praises loud;
He'll bend his ear to your complaints,

And recompense the proud. 31.

SECOND PART, C. M. Deliverance from Slander and Reproach. 1 MY heart rejoices in thy name,

My God, my help, my trust!
Thou hast preserved my face from shame,

Mine honor from the dust. 2 How great deliverance thou hast wrought,

Before the sons of men !
The lying lips to silence brought,

And made their boasting vain! 3 Thy children, from the strife of tongues,

Shall thy pavilion hide;
Guard them from infamy and wrongs,

And crush the sons of pride.
4 Within thy secret presence, Lord !

Let me forever dwell;
No fenced city, walled and barred,
Secures a saint so well.

THIRD PART, C. M.

Trust in God as a Father
1 My God! my Father! blissful name !

I call thee mine?
May I with sweet assurance claim
A

portion so divine ?
And bid my sorrows fly:
What harm can ever reach my soul

my

Father's eye?
3 Whate'er thy providence denies,

I calmly would resign;
For thou art good, and just, and wise;
Oh! bend my will to thine.
Oh! give me strength to bear;
And trust his tender care.

31.

Oh!

may

Beneath

And life almost depart,

Is not thy mercy still the same,

To cheer my drooping heart?
6 My God! my Father! be thy name

My solace and my stay ;
Oh! wilt thou seal my humble claim,
And drive

my
fears

away.

78. 31.

God, a Reck and Fortress. 1 LORD! I look for all to thee;

Thou hast been a rock to me:
Still thy wonted aid afford ;
Still be near, my shield, my sword!
I my soul commit to thee,

Lord ! thy blood has ransomed me. 2 Faint and sinking on my road,

Still I cling to thee, my God!
Bending 'neath a weight of woes,
Harassed by a thousand foes,
Hope still chides my rising fears;

Joys still mingle with my tears. 3 On thy word I take my stand ;

All my times are in thy hand ;
Make thy face upon me shine ;
Take me 'neath thy wings divine:
Lord! thy grace is all my trust ;

Save, Oh! save thy trembling dust.
4 Oh! what mercies still attend

Those who make the Lord their friend!
Sweetly, safely shall they 'bide
'Neath his eye, and at his side:
Lord! may this my station be:

Seek it, all ye saints! with me. 32.

FIRST PART, L. M.

Pardon and Obedience.
1 BLEST is the man, for ever blest,

Whose guilt is pardoned by his God;
Whose sins with sorrow are confessed,

And covered with his Saviour's blood. 2 From guile his heart and lips are free;

His humble joy, his holy fear

With deep repentance well agree,

And join to prove his faith sincere. 3 How glorious is that righteousness

That hides and cancels all his sins!
While a bright evidence of grace,

Through his whole life, appears and shines. 32.

SECOND PART, L. M.

Confession and Pardon.
1 WHILE I keep silence, and conceal

My heavy guilt within my heart,
What torments doth my conscience feel !

What agonies of inward smart!
2 I spread my sins before the Lord,

And all my secret faults confess;
Thy gospel speaks a pard’ning word,

Thy Holy Spirit seals the grace.
3 For this shall every humble soul

Make swift addresses to thy seat;
When floods of huge temptations roll,

There shall they find a blest retreat.
4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,

When days grow dark and storms appear! And when I walk, thy watchful eye

Shall guide me safe from every snare. 32.

S. M.

Forgiveness of Sins.
1 OH! blessed souls are they,

Whose sins are covered o'er ;-
Divinely blest, to whom the Lord

Imputes their guilt no more.
2 They mourn their follies past,

And keep their hearts with care;
Their lips and lives, without deceit,
Shall
prove

their faith sincere.
3 While I concealed my guilt,

I felt the festering wound;
Till I confessed my sins to thee,

And ready pardon found.
4 Let sinners learn to pray,

Let saints keep near the throne;

“Our help, in times of deep distress,

Is found in God alone.

FIRST PART, C. M. 33.

Works of Creation and Providence. 1 REJOICE, ye righteous ! in the Lord;

This work belongs to you;
Sing of his name, his ways, his word;

How holy, just, and true!
2 His mercy and his righteousness

Let heaven and earth proclaim ;
His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wondrous name.
3 His wisdom and almighty word

The heavenly arches spread ;
And, by the Spirit of the Lord,

Their shining hosts were made. 4 He bade the liquid waters flow

To their appointed deep;
The flowing seas their limits know,

And their own station keep.
5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth!

With fear before him stand:
He spake-and nature took its birth,

And rests on his command.
6 He scorns the angry nations' rage,

And breaks their vain designs;
His counsel stands through every age,
And in full glory shines.

SECOND PART, C. M.

Creatures rain, and God all-sufficient. 1 BLEST is the nation, where the Lord

Has fixed his gracious throne; Where he reveals his heavenly word,

And calls the tribes his own.
2 His eye, with infinite survey,

Does the whole world behold ,
He formed us all of equal clay,

And knows our feeble mould.
3 God is our fear, and God our trust,

When plagues or famine spread;

33.

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