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3 God shall preserve my soul from four,

Or shield me when afraid ;
Ten thousand angels must appear,

If he command their aid.
4 I cast my burdens on the Lord ;

The Lord sustains them all;
My faith shall rest upon his word,

And I shall never fall,

55 THIRD PART. C.M. St. Ann's.

STILL on the Lord thy burden roll,

Nor let a care remain:
His nighty arm shall bear thy soul,

And all thy griefs sustain.
2 Ne'er will the Lord his aid deny,

To those who trust his love:
The men, who on his grace rely,

Nor earth nor hell slall move.
55 Fourth Part. S. M. Mornington.
God's Favor preferred to the Prosperity of Sinners.
LET sinners take their course,

And choose the road to death;
But in the worship of my God

I'll spend my daily breath.
2 My thoughts address his throne,

When morning brings the light;
I seek his blessing every noon,

And pay my vows at night.
Af 3 Thou wilt regard my cries,

O my eternal God!
While sinners perish in surprise,

Beneath thine angry rod.
4 Because they dwell at ease,

And no sad changes feel,
They neither fear, nor trust thy namo,

Nor learn to do thy will. mf 5 But I-with all my cares,

Will lean upon the Lord;
I'll cast my burdens on his arm,

And rest upon his word.

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6 His arm shall well sustain

The children of his love ;
The ground on which their safety stands,

No earthly power can move.

56

FIRST PART. L. M. 6L. Zion.

Excellence of the Word of God.
COME, all ye servants

of the Lord,
And praise him for his sacred word
That word, like manna, sent from heaven
To all who seek it freely given ;
Its promises our fears remove,
And fill our hearts with joy and love.
2 It tells us, though oppressed with cares,
The God of mercy hears our prayers;
Though steep and rough th' appointed way,
His mighty arm shall be our stay ;
Though deadly foes assail our peace,
His power shall bid their malice cease.
3 It tells who first inspired our breath,
And who redeemed our souls from death;
It tells of grace so freely given,

And shows the path to God and heaven : f Oh bless we, then, our gracious Lord

For all the treasures of his word.

56 SECOND PART. C. M. Worksop.

Trusting God in the midst of Enemies.
O THOU whose justice reigns on high,

And makes th' oppressor cease,
Behold how envious sinners try

To vex and break my peace.
mf 2 In God, most holy, just, and true,

I have reposed my trust;
Nor will I fear what man can do,

The offspring of the dust.
3 Thy solemn vows are on me, Lord,

Thou shalt receive my praise ;
I'll sing how faithful is thy word,
How

righteous all thy ways !

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4 Thou hast secured my soul from death,

Oh set thy servant free,
That heart and hand and life and breath

May be employed for thee.

56 THIRD PART. C. M. Colchester.

LORD, I have thee my refuge made,

Thy laws have been my choice ;
Therefore I will not be afraid,

But in thy word rejoice.
2 To thee my solemn vows I'll pay,

And show thy righteous ways;
With grateful heart thy will obey,

And lift my voice in praise.
3 Thou hast redeemed my soul from death

Do thou my fears destroy ;
That till [ yield to thee my breath,

I may thy light enjoy.

57

FIRST PART. L. M. Old Hundred.

Praise to the great Jehovah.
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E thou, O God! exalted high;

And, as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed.
2 0 God! my heart is fixed—'lis bent
Its thankful tribute to present;
And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise
To thee, my God! in songs of praise.
3 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound
To all the listening nations round:
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends;
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
4 Be thou, O God! exalted high ;
And, as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Til thou art here, as there, ubeyed.

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SECOND PART. L. M. Winchelsea
MY God, in whom are all the springs

Of boundless love and grace unknown,
Hide me beneath thy spreading wings,

Till the dark cloud is overblown.
2 Up to the heavens I raise my cry,

The Lord will my desires perform ;
He sends his angel from the sky,

And saves me from the threatening storm.
3 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell.

THIRD PART. L. M. St. Paul's. f BE thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell.
2 My heart is fixed-my song shall raise

Immortal honors to thy name;
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise,

My tongue-the glory of my frame.
3 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,

And reaches to the utmost sky;
His truth to endless years remains,

When lower worlds dissolve and die.
4 Be thou exalted, O my God,

Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
Thy power on earth be known abroad,

And land to land thy wonders tell. 507 FOURTH PART. L. M. Arnheim.

ETERNAL God-celestial King,

Exalted be thy glorious name;
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing,

And saints on earth thy love proclaim.
2 My heart is fixed on thee, my God;

I rest my hope on thee alone;
I'll spread thy sacred truths abroad,

To all mankind thy love make known.

3 Awake, my tongue-awake, my lyre,

With morning's earliest dawn arise ;
To songs of joy my soul inspire,

And swell your music to ihe skies.
4 With those, who in thy grace abound,

To thee I'll raise my thankful voice ;
While every land-the earth around,

Shall hear-and in thy name rejoice
5 Eternal God, celestial King,

Exalted be thy glorious name ;,
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing,

And saints on earth thy love proclaim.

60

C. M. Bedford. Relief from national Judgments implored. mp LORD thou hast scourged our guilty land :

Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand,

And mercy ne'er return?
2 Our Zion trembles at thy stroke,

And dreads thy lifted hand;
Aff Oh heal the people thou hast broke,

And spare our guilty land.
f 3 Then shall our loud and grateful voice

Proclaim our guardian God;
The nations round the earth rejoice,

And sound thy praise abroad.

61 FIRST PART. C. M. Dedham.

God a Refuge in Trouble.
HAJL; gracious source of every good,
Thou art our glory, and our shield,

Our help and confidence.
mp 2 When anxious fears disturb the breast,

When threatening foes are nigh,
To thee we pour our deep complaint,

To thee for succor fly.

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