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And rest your hopes above,
He shall with strength your hearts supply,
And bless you with his love.

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31 FOURTH PART. S. M. St. Thomas, 1 DEFEND me, Lord, from shame;

For still I trust in thee;
As just and righteous is thy name,

From danger set me free.
2 Bow down thy gracious ear,

And speedy succor send;
Do thou my steadfast rock appear,

To shelter and defend.
3 How great thy mercies are

To such as fear thy name;
Which thou, for those that trust thy care,

Dost to the world proclaim !
4 Ye that on God rely,

Courageously proceed;
For he will yet your hearts supply

With strength, in time of need. 31

FIFTH PART. S. M. Hudson. 1 THY goodness, Lord, how great'

Eternally the same!
Before the sons of men laid up

For those who fear thy name.
2 Thy presence shall protect ;.

Thy watchful care shall hide :
In the pavilion of thy love,

Secure thy saints abide.
3 Forever bless the Lord,

His great salvation tell:
His marvellous loving-kindness keeps

The city where we dwell.
4 Despond not of his truth,

Nor yield to anxious grief:
God heard my voice, when in distress
I sought-and found relief.

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First Part. L. M. Uxbridge. Blessedness of the Penitent and Pardoned. 1 BLEST is the man-forever blest,

Whose guilt is pardoned by his God, Whose sius 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 brightest evidence of grace

Through all his life appears and shines.

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SECOND PART. L. M. Medway 1 I SPREAD my sins before the Lord,

And all my secret faults confess;
Thy gospel speaks a pardoning word,

Thy Holy Spirit seals the grace. 2 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.

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32 THIRD PART. S. M. Bladenburg. 1 OH! blessed souls are they,

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

Imputes their guilt no more. mp 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;
But I confessed my sins to thee,

And ready pardon found.

ml 4 Let sinners learn to pray;

Let saints keep near the throno;
Our help, in times of deep distress,

Is found in God alone.

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C. M. Nottingham.

Rejoicing in God.
(11 LET all the just to God with joy,

Their cheerful voices raise ;
For well the righteous it becomes

To sing glad songs of praise.
2 For faithful is the word of God;

His works with truth abound;
He justice loves--and all the earth

Is with his goodness crowned.
3 Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees,

Shall stand forever sure;
The settled purpose of his heart

To ages shall endure.
4 Our soul on God with patience waits ;

Our help and shield is he;
Then, Lord, let still our hearts rejoice,

Because we trust in thee.
5 The riches of thy mercy, Lord,

Do thou to us extend;
Since we, for all we want or wish,

On thee alone depend.

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FIRST PART. L. M. Hague

Praise for signal Deliverance.
I LORD, I will bless thee all my days;

Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue;
My soul shall glory in thy grace,

While saints rejoice to hear the song.
2 Come, magnify the Lord with me;

Let every heart exalt his name;
I sought th' eternal God-and he

Has not exposed my hope to shame.

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3 I told him all my silent grief,

My secret groaning reached his ears;
He gave my inward pains relief,
And calmed the tumult of my

fears.
4 His holy angels pitch their tents

Around the men who serve the Lord;
Oh fear and love him, all his saints,

Accept his grace—and trust his word.

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34 SECOND PART.' C. M. Corinth. 1 I'LL bless the Lord from day to day;

How good are all his ways!
Ye humble souls that use to pray,

Come help my lips to praise.
2 Sing to the honor of his name ;

In deep distress I cried;
Nor was my hope exposed to shame,

Nor was my suit denied.
3 I told the Lord my sore distress,

With heavy groans and tears;
He gave my sharpest sorrows ease,

And silenced all my fears.
mf 114 Oh sinners, come and taste his love,

Come learn his pleasant ways,
And let your own experience prove

The sweetness of his grace.
5 Oh love the Lord, ye saints of his;

His eye regards the just :
How greatly blest their portion is,

Who make the Lord their trust!

34 THIRD PART. C. M. St. Martin's

Trusting and Praising God. 1 THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,

In trouble, and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still

My heart and tongue employ. 2 Of his deliverance I will boast,

Till all, that are distressed,
From my example comfort take,

And charm their griefs to rest.

3 Oh! magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt his name;
When in distress, to him I called,

He to my rescue came.
4 The hosts of God encamp around

The dwellings of the just; Deliverance he affords to all,

Who on his succor trust.
5 Oh! make but trial of his love,

Experience will decide
How blest are they, and only they,

Who in his truth confide.
6 Fear him, ye saints, and you will then

Have nothing else to fear;
Make you his service your delight,

He'll make your wants his care.

34 FOURTH PART. C. M. Dedham. 1 THEE will I bless, O Lord, my God,

To thee my voice I'll raise,
Forever spread thy fame abroad,

And daily sing thy praise.
2 My soul shall glory in the Lord,

His wondrous acts proclaim;
Oh let us now his love record,

And magnify his name.
3 Mine eyes beheld his heavenly light,

When I implored his grace ;
I saw his glory with delight,

And joy beamed o'er my face.
4 Oh taste and see the Lord is good,

Ye, who on him rely
He shall your souls with heavenly food

And strengthening aid supply.

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8. 7. & 4. Tamworth.
Christ exalted over his Enemies.
1 LO! the Lord, the mighty Saviour,

Quits the grave, the throne to claim;
Object of his endless favor,

God o'er all exalts his name

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