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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.

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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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The Conqueror's Song.
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.


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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