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3 Then let his pride advance,

And boast of all his store; The Lord is my inheritance,

My soul can wish no more. 4 I shall behold the face

Of my forgiving God;
And stand complete in righteousness,

Washed in my Saviour's blood. 5 There's a new heaven begun,

When I awake from death, Dressed in the likeness of thy Son,

And draw immortal breath, 17 The Saint's Hope.

L. M. 1 LORD, I am thine: but thou wilt prove

My faith, my patience, and my love; When men of spite against me join,

They are the sword, the hand is thine. 2 Their hope and portion lie below;

'Tis all the happiness they know;
'Tis all they seek; they take their shares,

And leave the rest among their heirs. 3 What sinners value, I resign;

Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine:
I shall behold thy blissful face,

And stand complete in righteousness. 4 This life's a dream, an empty show;

But the bright world to which I go
Hath joys substantial and sincere;

When shall I wake and find me there? 5 Oh glorious hour! oh bless'd abode!

I shall be near, and like my God!
And flesh and 'sin no more control

The sacred pleasures of the soul.
6 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,

Till the last trumpet's joyful sound!
Then burst the chains, with sweet surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise.
FIRST PART.

L. M. 18

Ver. 1-6, 15—18. Praise for Deliverance. 1 THEE will I love, O Lord, mystrength,

, :

Thy mighty arm shall be my trust,

For I have found salvation thence. 2 Death and the terrors of the grave

Stood round me with their dismal shade; While floods of high temptation rose,

And made my sinking soul afraid. 3 I saw the opening gates of hell,

With endless pains and sorrows there; Which none, but they that feel, can tell,

While I was hurried to despair. 4 In my distress I called my God,

When I could scarce believe him mine; He bowed his ear to my complaint;

Then did his grace appear divine. 5 With speed he flew to my relief;

As on a cherub's wing he rode; Awful and bright as lightning shone

The face of my deliverer-God. 6 Temptations fled at his rebuke,

The blast of his almighty breath; He sent salvation from on high,

And drew me from the deeps of death. 7 Great were my fears, my foes were great;

Much was their strength, and more their rage; But Christ, my Lord, is conqueror still,

In all the wars that devils wage. 8 My song for ever shall record That terrible,

that joyful hour; And give the glory to the Lord, Due to his mercy and his power. Second PART.

L. M 18

Ver. 20-26. Sincerity proved and rewarded. 1 ORD, thou hast seen my soul sincere,

Before mine eyes I set thy laws,

And thou hast owned my righteous cause. 2 Since I have learned thy holy ways,

I've walked upright before thy face;
Or if my feet did e’er depart,
'Twas never with a wicked heart.

3 What sore temptations broke my rest! What wars and struggles in my

breast! But, through thy grace that reigns within,

I guard against my darling sin;4 The sin that close besets me still,

That works and strives against my will;
When shall thy Spirit's sovereign power

Destroy it, that it rise no more? 5 With an impartial hand the Lord

Deals out to mortals their reward;
The kind and faithful soul shall find

A God as faithful and as kind.
6 The just and pure shall ever say,

Thou art more pure, more just than they;
And men that love revenge shall know
God hath an arm of vengeance too.

THIRD PART.

L. M. 18

Ver. 30, 31, 34, 35, 46, &c. Salvation and Triumph. 1 JUST are thy ways, and true thy word,

Great Rock of my secure abode: Who is a God beside the Lord ?

Or where's a refuge like our God? 2 'Tis he that girds me with his might,

Gives me his holy sword to wield; And, while with sin and hell I fight,

Spreads his salvation for my shield. 3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock,)

The God of my salvation lives; The dark designs of hell are broke;

Sweet is the peace my Father gives. 4 Before the scoffers of the age

I will exalt my Father's name; Nor tremble at their mighty rage,

But meet reproach, and bear the shame. 5 To David and his royal seed

Thy grace for ever shall extend;
Thy love to saints, in Christ their head,

Knows not a limit, nor an end.

FIRST PART.

C. M. 18

Victory and Triumph over temporal Enemies. 1 WE

CE love thee, Lord, and we adore;

Now is thine arm revealed;
Thou art our strength, our heavenly tower,

Our bulwark and our shield. 2 We fly to our eternal Rock,

And find a sure defence;
His holy name our lips invoke,

And draw salvation thence.
3 When God, our leader, shines in arms,

What mortal heart can bear The thunder of his loud alarms,

The lightning of his spear?
4 He rides upon the winged wind,

And angels, in array,
In millions wait to know his mind,

And swift as flames obey.
5 He speaks-and at his fierce rebuke

Whole armies are dismayed;
His voice, his frown, his angry look,

Strikes all their courage dead.
6 He forms our generals for the field,

With all their dreadful skill; Gives them his awful sword to wield,

And makes them hearts of steel. 7 He arms our captains to the

fight, Though there his name's forgot; He girded Cyrus with his might,

But Cyrus knew him not.
8 Oft has the Lord whole nations bless'd,

For his own church's sake;
The powers that give his people rest,
Shall of his care partake.
Second PART.

C. M 18

The Conqueror's Song.
1
TO
10 thine almighty arm we owe

The triumphs of the day;
Thy terrors, Lord, confound the foe,
Ånd melt their strength away.

2 'Tis by thine aid our troops prevail,

And break united powers;
Or burn their boasted fleets, or scale

The proudest of their towers. 3 How have we chased them through the field,

And trod them to the ground; While thy salvation was our shield,

But they no shelter found. 4 In vain to idol saints they cry,

And perish in their blood; Where is a rock so great, so high,

So powerful as our God ? 5 The Rock of Israel ever lives,

His name be ever bless'd; 'Tis his own arm the victory gives,

And gives his people rest. 6 On kings that reign as David did,

He pours his blessings down; Secures their honors to their seed,

And well supports their crown.

S. M.

FIRST PART. 19

The book of Nature and of Revelation. 1 BEHOLD, the lofty sky

Declares its maker God; And all his starry works on high

Proclaim his power abroad. 2 The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same; While night to day, and day to night,

Divinely teach his name. 3 In every different land,

Their general voice is known; They show the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne.
4 Ye Christian lands, rejoice,

He here reveals his word;
We are not left to nature's voice,

To bid us know the Lord.
5 His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes ;

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