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4 When he upon the lightning rides,

His voice in loudest thunder speaks;
The fiery element divides,

And earth to its deep centre shakes
5 God on the floods has fixed Lis throne,

His government shall never cease;
He shall his power and strength make known,

And bless his chosen sons with peace.

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L. M. Winchelsea. Divine Compassion acknowledged. mf I

WILL extol thee, Lord, on high;

At thy command diseases fly;
Who, but a God, can speak and save
From the dark borders of the grave?
2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints, and prove
How large his grace-how kind his love;
Let all your powers rejoice, and trace
The wondrous records of his grace.
3 His anger but a moment stays;

His love is life, and length of days: }

Though grief and tears the night employ,
The morning star restores the joy.

31 FIRST PART.

L. M. Pomfrete Confidence in God. LORD in thy great, thy slorious name, Af Save me from sorrow, guilt, and shame,

Thou ever gracious, ever just. f 2 Thou art my rock-thy name alone

The fortress where my hopes retreat : Aff Oh make thy power and mercy known:

To safety guide my wandering feet.
3 Blest be the Lord-for ever blest,

Whose mercy bids my fear remove:
Those sacred walls, which guard my rest,
Are his almighty power and love.

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4 Ye humble souls, who seek his face,

Let sacred courage fill yonir heart!
Hope in the Lord—and trust his grace,

And he will heavenly strength impart. 31 SECOND PART. C. M. Litchfield.

God praised for his merciful Protection,
COME, O ye saints, your voices raise

To God, in grateful songs;
And let the memory of his grace

Inspire your hearts and tongues.
P 2 Her deepest gloom when sorrow spreads,

And light and hope depart,
< His face celestial morning slieds,

And joy revives the heart.
3 To thee, my God, oppressed with grief,

I breathed my humble cry:
Thy mercy brought divine relief,

And wiped my weeping eye.
4 Thy mercy chased the shades of death,

And snatched me from the grave :
Oh may thy praise employ that breath,

Which mercy deigns to save. 31 THIRD PART. C. M. Dunchurch.

IN thee, O Lord, I place my trust,

Preserve my soul from shame;
Thou art the refuge of the just,

And righteous is thy name.
2 of grace, how boundless is the store

Thy children shall receive,
Who love thy word--thy name adore,

And in thy service live!
f 3 To God, the Lord, who dwells above,

Let songs of praise resound;
Who with his never-failing love

Has fenced iny city round.
4 Oh! love the Lord, ye pure in heart;

He shall your prayers regard :
But ye, who from his ways depart,

Shall ineet your just reward.

mf 5 All ye who on the Lord rely,

And rest your hopes above,
He shall with strength your hearts supply,

And bless you with his love.

31 FOURTH PART. S. M. St. Thomas.

DEFEND me, Lord, from shame;

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

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

And speedy succor send;
mf 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.

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. 1 3 Forever bless the Lord,

His great salvation tell:
His marvelious 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.

AV

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FIRST Part. L. M. Uxbridge. Blessedness of the Penitent and Pardoned.

Whose guilt is pardoned by his God,
Whose sins 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.

32 SECOND PART. L. M. Medway

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 mf Shall guide me safe from every snare. 32 THIRD PART. S. M. Bladenburg.

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.

mf 4 Let sinners learn to pray ;.

Let saints keep near the throne; > Our help, in times cf deep distress,

Is found in God alone.

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C. M. Nottingham.

Rejoicing in God. {"LET all the just, to God with joy,

;
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.

34 FIRST Part. L. M. Hague.

Praise for signal Deliverance.
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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