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5 In Jesus is our store;
Grace issues from his throne;
1 WEAK and irresolute is man;
2 Some foe to his upright intent Finds out his weaker part; Virtue engages his assent,
But pleasure wins his heart.
3 Bound on a voyage of awful length,
4 But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast ; The breath of heaven must swell the sail,
Or all the toil is lost.
God the Source of Strength. Is. xl. 28-31. 1 SUPREME in wisdom, as in power, The Rock of ages stands;
Though him thou canst not see, nor trace The working of his hands.
2 He gives the conquest to the weak,
3 Mere human power shall fast decay,
But they who wait upon the Lord,
4 They with unwearied feet shall tread
With growing ardor onward move,
5 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar;
God the Salvation of his People.
1 HOW long shall dreams of creature-bliss Our flattering hopes employ,
And mock our fond, deluded eyes
2 Why from the mountains and the hills
While our eternal Rock's forsook,
3 The living spring neglected flows
4 These fatal errors, gracious God,
God supplying the Wants of his People.
Well may that heart with pleasure bound,
2 What want shall not our God supply
3 From Christ, the ever-living Spring,
4 Now to our Father and our God Be endless glory given,
Through all the realms of man's abode,
Divine Influences compared to Rain.
2 That heavenly influence let me find
3 Nor let these blessings be confined
1 BLEST Savior! Source of grace divine,
2 No traveller, through desert lands, 'Midst scorching suns and burning sands, More eager longs for cooling rain, Or pants the current to obtain.
3 Our longing souls aloud would sing,
And cheer this thirsty land below."
4 May this blest torrent, near my side,
The healing Stream flowing from God, the Fountain. Ez. xlvii. 8, 9.
1 GREAT Source of being and of love!
2 A sacred spring, at thy command,
3 The limpid stream, with sudden force,
4 Close by its banks, in order fair,
5 To the dead sea the waters flow,
6 Flow, wondrous stream, with glory crowned,