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Conduct us safely, by thy grace,
Through life's perplexing road;
133. c. M. Supplication for the Divine Blessing on the word. "REAT GOD! thy gracious aid im part,
To give thy word success ; Write all its precepts on my heart,
And deep its truths impress.
That leads to joys on high,
184 c. M.
To God's upholding hand ;
And yet secure we stand.
Which form'd us with a word ! And ev'ry day, and ev'ry hour,
We lean upon the LORD. 3 The ev'ning rests our weary head,
And mercy guards the room ; We wake and we admire the bed,
That was not made our tomb. 4 The morning no assurance gives
That we shall end the day;
The next may pass away.
Our joy and safety brings;
Beneath his shady wings.
183. P. M. The Constant Presence and Providence of God.
Source of Gratitude and Trust.
All worlds, all creatures lie ;
No action 'scape thine eye :
Thou art our hope, our joy, our fear. 2 Erom thee our vital breath we drew;
Our childhood was thy care ;
Thy kind protection share:
Thou art our hope, our joy, our fear. 3 Whate'er we do, where'er we turn,
Thy ceaseless bounty flows, Oppress'd with woe, when nature faints,
Thy arm is our repose : Hear, gracious LORD! our mingled praises hear
Thou art our hope, our joy, our fear. 4 To thee we look, thou Power supreme !
Oh still our wants supply! Safe in thy presence may we live,
And in thy favour die : Hear, gracious Lord ! our mingled praises hear Thou art our hope, our joy, our fear.
186. P. M.
Grateful acknowledgment of God's constant
Goodness. GRI "REAT Source of unexhausted good ! Who giv'st us health, and friends, and foort,
and calm content: Like fragrant incense, to the skies, Let songs of grateful praises rişe,
For all thy blessings lent.
Through all the dangers of the day,
To guard us and to guide ;
Allure our souls aside.
And gild the thickest gloom ;
And guard the peaceful room.
And brighter bopes above ;
Be sacred to thy love.
To bless thee and adore,
187. L. M.
By which supported, still we stand ;
4 In scenes exalted or depress'd,
Be thou our joy, our hope, our rest;
189. 1. M.
The Providenceof God a Source of Gratitude & Trust 1 GREAT LORD of earth, and seas, and skies !
Thy wealth the needy world supplies ; On thee alone the whole depends ;
Tay care to ev'ry part extends.
For all our comforts here below;
And ev'ry rising want relieves.
In grateful hymns thy praises sing,
And humbly look for fresh supplics.
The rich, the sure, the faithful Friend ;
Nor let our hearts that choice refuse.
Calmly may we thy chastenings bear;
139. c. m. God our perpetual Preserver and Benefactor. I ALMIG TY FATHER : gracious Lord !
Kind Guardian of my days! Thy mercies let my heart record
In songs of grateful praise.
Was thy continual care,
Or breathe an infant's prayer.
3 Though reason with my stature grew.
How feeble was its aid !
How oft from thee I stray'd!
'Twas thy unfailing love
And bade my fears remove.
Have rais'd my thankful eye !
Or unregarded by !
From thy exhaustless store;
Would count thy mercies o'er. 7 While thus reflection, through my days,
Thy bounteous hand wcald trace,
The blessings of thy grace.
For nobler favours still,
190. L. M.
The faithful unchangeable Friend,
And neither knows measure nor end: 2 'Tis he is the first and the last,
Whose hand shall conduct us safe homę;