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d " Lord, I believe," with tears he cried j

*' O help my unbelief."

-—4 She, too, who touched thee in the press.

And healing virtues stole,
d Was answered, *' Daughter, go in peace;

" Thy faith hath made thee whole."
.,^5 Concealed amidst the gathering throngjj^
She would have shunned thy view ;
And if her faith was firm and strong,^
Jiad some misgivings too.

HYMN 77, 78. Select.

6 Like her with hopes and fears we come,
To touch thee if we may ;
e Oh ! send us not despairing home —

Send none unhealed away. Cowper.

HYMN 77. L. M. Armley. [*]

The Lord send Peace. Judg. vi. 24.

e 1 TESUS, whose blood so freely streamed

cr To satisfy the law's demand —
o By thee from guilt and wrath redeemed,
Before the Father's face we stand.

—2 To reconcile oifending man,

Make Justice drop her angry rod !
e What creature would have formed the plan ^

Or who fulfill it, but— a God ?

—3 No drop remains of all the curse,
For wretches who deserved the whole j
No arrows, dipped in wrath, to pierce
The guilty, but returning soul.

.e 4 Peace, by such means, so dearly bought,

What rebel could have hoped to see ?
p Peace — by his injured Sovereign wrought—

His Sovereign fastened to the tree !

— 5 Now, Lord, thy feeble worm prepare ;
For strife with earth and hell begins ;
Confirm and gird me for the war ;
They hate the soul who hates his sins.

e 6 Let them in horrid league agree !

They may assault, they may distress ',
o But cannot quench thy love to me.

Nor rob me of the Lorcl, my peace, Cowper.

HYMN 78. C. M. Hymn 2d. Sunday. [*]

Thankfulness for Providential Goodness.

1 nriTT-HEN all thy mercies, O my God,
W My rising soul surveys ;
o Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love, and praise.

— 2 Thy providence my life sustained, *'

And all my wants redressed.
When in the silent womb I lay ;
Or hung upon the breast.

Select. HYMN 79. 555

3 To all my weak complaints and cries

Thy mercy lent an ear,
Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learned

To form themselves in prayer.
« 4 When in the slippery paths of youth,

With heedless steps I ran,
o Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe,

And led me up to man.
5 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou

With health renewed my face ;
€ And when in sin and sorrow sunk,
o Revived my soul with grace.
o 6 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

My daily thanks employ ;
€ Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

That tastes those gifts with joy.
— 7 Through every period of my life.

Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
o And after death, in distant worlds.

The glorious theme renew.

o 8 Through all eternity — to thee

A grateful song I'll raise ;
e For O, eternity's too short,

To utter all thy praise. Addisow.

HYMN 79. C. M. Sioamvick. [*]

Encouragement to trust and love God. Ps. xxxiv,

1 J I THROUGH all the changing scenes of life,

JL In trouble and in joy,
The praises of ray God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.

o 2 Of his deliverance I will boast.
Till all who are distressed,
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.

o 3 The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just ;
Protection he affords to all.

Who make his Name their trust.

— 4 O make but trial of his love, —
Experience will decide.
How blest are they, and only they.
Who in his truth confide^

556 HYMN 80, 81. Select.

e 5 Fear him, ye saints, and you will then

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

Your wants shall be his care. Tate.

HYMN 80, 8 & 7, Love divim, [*}

Grateful Recollection. 1 Sam. vii. 12.

1 /""iOME, thou Fount of every blessingj

\j Tune my heart to sing thy grace j
Streams of mercy never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
o Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above :
o Praise, the mount, — I'm fixed upon it— r
u Mount of God's unchanging love.

— 2 Here I raise my Ebenezer ;

Hither by thine help I'm come ;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure,

Safely to arrive at home.
e Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wandering from the fold of God j.
o He, to rescue me from danger,

Interposed with precious blood

e 3 Oh ! to grace how great a debtor

Daily I'm constrained to be I
— Let that grace now, like a fetter,

Bind my wandering heart to thee
e Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it —

Prone to leave the God I love —
d Here's my heart— O take and seal it;.

Seal it from thy courts above. Robinso»,

HYMN 81. 8s. Consolation. [*]

Excellences of Christ.

■> T"T"OW shall I my Saviour set forth .?
JLi How shall I his beauties declare I
O how shall I speak of his worth,
Or what his chief dignities are .-'
His angels can never ex])ress,
Nor saints who sit nearest his throne,
How rich are his, treasures of grace :-«
No ! this is a mystery unknowiv.

Select. HY MN 82. 557

g 2 In him all the fulness of God

Forever transcenderitly shines ;
e Though once like a mortal he stood,

To finish his gracious designs :
p Though once he was nailed to the cross,

Vile rebels like me to set free ;
— His glory sustained no loss,
g Eternal his kingdom shall be.

— 3 His wisdom, his love, and his power,

Seemed then with each other to vie ;
e When sinners he stooped to restore,
p Poor sinners condemned to die !
a He laid all his grandeur aside,

And dwelt in a cottage of clay :

Poor sinners he loved, till he died

To wash their pollution away,

—4 O sinner, believe and adore

The Saviour so rich to redeem"

No creature can ever explore

The treasures of goodness in him •
d Come, all ye who see yourselves lost.

And feel yourselves burdened with sin,

Draw near, while with terror you're tossed ;

Believe — and your peace shall begin.

— 5 Now, sinner, attend to his call,
d " Whoso hath an ear let him hear ! "
— He promises mercy to all.

Who feel their sad wants, far and near ;
o He riches has ever in store.

And treasures that never can waste :
o Here's pardon, here's grace, yea, and more —
u Here's glory eternal at last. Rippon's Coi,

HYMN 82. L. M. ArmleT/. [*]

All goad in Christ.

1 fTlHOU only Sovereign of my heart,

JL My Refuge, my almighty Friend j — •
e And can my soul from thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend ?

2 Whither, ah ! whither shall I go —
A wretched wanderer from my Lord ?
Can this dark world of sin and woe
One glimpse of happiness afford ?

558 HYMN 83. Select.

— 3 Eternal life thy words impart,

On these my fainting spirit lives ',
o Here sweeter Qomforts cheer my heart.

Than all the round of nature gives-

—4 Let earth's alluring joys combine ;
e While thou art near, in vain they call ;
o One smile, one blissful smile of thine,,
My dearest Lord, outweighs them all.

—5 Thy Name, my inmost powers adore j
o Thou art my life, my joy, my care ;
d Depart from thee ? — 'tis death — 'tis more. I
'Tis endless ruin — deep despair !

e 6 Low at thy feet my soul would lie 5
Here safety dwells, and peace divine j
—Still let me live beneath thine eye,
o For life, eternal life is thine. Steelis,

HYMN 83. L. M. Leeds. [*]

Temptation ; ar^ Safety in the St€rm.

d 1 1 1 iHE billows swell, the winds are high,
A Clouds overcast my wintry sky ;
Out of the depths to thee I call,
c My fears are great, my strength is small.

—2 O Lord, the pilot's part perform,

And guide and guard me through the storm !
Defend me from each threatening ill,

d Control the waves — say, " Peace — be still ! "

— 3 Amidst the roaring of the sea,

My soul still hangs her hopes on thee ;
Thy constant love, thy faithful care,
Is all that saves me from despair.

e 4 Dangers of every shape and name
Attend the followers of the LaiTib,
Who leave the world's deceitful shore,
And leave it to return no more.

—5 Though tempest-tossed and half a wreck,
My Saviour through the floods I seek;

Q Let neither winds, nor stormy rain,

Force back my shattered bark again. Cowpkr.

Select. HYMN S4, 85. 559

HYMN 84. 7s. HotTiam, [*]
Christ, the Refuge from the Storm. Deut. xxxiii. 2^.

1 TESUS, lover of my soul,
9J Let me to thy bosom fly,

While the billows near me roll.
While the tempest still is nigh !
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,
Till the storm of life is past,
Safe into the haven guide ;

receive my soul at last !

2 Other refuge have I none ;
Hangs my helpless soul on thee ;
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone-
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
All my help from thee I bring ;
Cover my defenceless head
With the shadow of thy wing.

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in thee 1 find ;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is thy name,—

1 am all unrighteousness ;
Vile Und full of sin I am, —

Thou art full of truth and grace. Cowper

HYMN 85. H. M. Allerton. [*]
Jesus, the Pilot. Luke viii. 22.

1 TESUS, at thy command,
er I launch into the deep ;

And leave my native land.

Where sin lulls all asleep :
For thee 1 fain would all resign.
And sail to heaven with thee and thine !

2 Thou art my Pilot wise ;
My compass is thy word }
My soul each storm defies,
While 1 have such a Lord !

1 trust thy faithfulness and power.
To save me in the trying hour.

3 Though rocks and quicksands deejjf
Through all my passage lie ;

560 HYMN 86. Select.

Yet thou wilt safely keep,

And guide me with thine eye :
My anchor, hope, shall firm abide,
And I each boisterous storm outride.
o 4 By faith I see the land,

The port of endless rest ;

My soul, thy sails expand,

And liy to Jesus' breast.

may I reach the heavenly shore,
Where winds and waves distress no more l

e 5 Whene'er becalmed I lie,

And storms and vv^inds subside j

Lord, to my succour fly,

And keep me near thy side :
For more the treacherous calm I dread,
Than tempests bursting o'er my head.

o 6 Come, heavenly Wind, and blow
A prosperous gale of grace,
To waft me from below.
To heaven, my destined place :
s Then, in full sail, my port I'll find,
And leave the world, and sin, behind.


HYMN 86. L. M. Castle Street. [*]

My Redeemer liveth. Job xix. 25.

1 "T KNOW that my Redeemer lives ; "

3- What comforts this sweet sentence gives'.
He lives, he lives, who once was dead,
He lives, my ever-living head !

2 He lives — triumphant from the grave,
He lives — eternally to save 5

He lives — all glorious in the sky.
He lives — exalted there on high.

3 He lives — to bless me with his love,
He lives — to plead for me above ;

He lives — my hungry soul to feed,
He lives — to help in time of need.

4 He lives — to grant me rich supply,
He lives — to guide me with his eye ;
He lives — to comfort me when faint.
He lives — to hear my soul's complaint.

5 He lives — to silence all my fears,
He lives — to stoop and wipe my te^rs;


HYMN 87, 88.

He lives — to calm my troubled heart,
He lives — all blessings to impart.

6 He lives — my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives — and loves me to the end ;

He lives — and while he lives I'll sing.
He lives — my prophet, priest, and king.

7 He lives — and grants me daily breathy
He lives — and I shall conquer death !
He lives — my mansion to prepare,

He lives — to bring me safely there.

8 He lives — all glory to his name !
He lives — my Jesus, still the same :
O the sweet joy this sentence gives,

" I know that my Redeemer lives !" Medley.

HYMN 87. 7s. Fairfax.
Life and Strength in Christ.
[ON of God, thy blessing grant,
Still supply my every want;
Tree of life, thine influence shed;
With thy sap my spirit feed.

2 Tenderest branch, alas ! 1 lie,
Withered, without thee, and die ;
Weak as helpless infancy ;

O confirm my soul in thee I

3 Unsustained by tliee, I fall;
Send the strength foi: Vv^hicli 1 call :
Weaker than a bruised reed.
Help I every moment need,

4 All my hopes on thee depend ;
-Love me, save me to the end !

Give me the continuing grace.


o Take the everlasting praise.

Madan's Col,

HYMN 88. L. M. Castle Street.

Jehovah- Jesus.
" Y song shall bless the Lbrd of all ;
My praise shall climb to his abode j
d Thee, Saviour, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty God.

. — ^2 Without beginning, or decline.
Object of faith, and not of sense ;

g Eternal ages saw Him shine —
He shines eternal ages henc«*
Sklect. 6


S62 HYMN 89. Select.

6 3 As much when in the manger laid,
o Almighty ruler of the sky ,
— As when the six days' work he made
o Filled all the morning stars with joy.

— 4 Of all the crowns Jehovah bears
Salvation is his dearest claim ;
That gracious sound well pleased he hears,
And owns Emmanuel for his name.

o 5 A cheerful confidence I feel,

My well-placed hopes with joy I see ;

My bosom glows with heavenly zeal,

To worship him who died for me.
e 6 As man, he pities my complaint;
o His power and truth are all divine ;
■ — He will not fail, he cannot faint,
g Salvation's sure, and must be mine. Cowper.

HYMN 89. L. M. Leeds. [*]

Assurance in Christ our Righteousness. Isa. xiv. 24.
Jer. xxiii. 6.

1 "FESUS, thy blood and righteousness
*3 My beauty are, my glorious dress ;
o 'Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.

e 2 When from the dust of death I rise.

To claim my mansion in the skies ;
— E'en then shall this be all my plea —
d " Jesus hath lived — and died for me ! "
— 3 Bold shall I stand in that great day,

For who aught to my charge shall lay .-*

Fully, through thee absolved I am,

From sin's tremendous curse and shame

4 Thus Abraham, the friend of God,

Thus all the armies bought with blood,
o Saviour of sinners, thee proclaim —
e Sinners, of whom the chief I am.
— 5 This spotless robe the same appears.

When ruined nature sinks in years ;

No age can change its glorious hue ;

The robe of Christ is ever new.
o 6 O let the dead now hear thy voice ;
o Now bid thy banished ones rejoice ;
-^Their beauty this, their glorious dress,
g ''Jesus the Lord our Rightt^ousness." WESLzr.

Select. HY MN 90, 91. 563

HYMN 90. C. M. Arundel [*]

Holy Fortitude ; or, The Christian Soldier.

1 A M I a soldier of the cross ?
.jLJL a follower of the Lamb .''
e And shall I fear to own his cause,
Or blush to speak his name ?

— 2 Must I be carried to the skies,

On flowerj'' beds of ease ?
e Whilst others fought to win the prize,

And sailed through bloody seas ?

— 3 Are there no foes for me to face ?

Must I not stem the jflood ?
e Is this vile world a friend to grace,

To help me on to God ?
o 4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign j
e Increase my courage. Lord ;
o I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,

Supported by thy word.
5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war,

Shall conquer, though they die ;
o They view the triumph from afar.

And seize it with their eye.
■o 6 When that illustrious day shall rise,

And all thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies —
g The glory shall be thine. Watts.,

■ — -. g

HYMN 91. 8, 7, & 4. Tamworth. [*]

God the Pilgrim's Guide. Ps. xlviii. 14.

1 /^ UIDE me, O thou great Jehovah,
\IF Pilgrim through this barren land ;

1 am weak, but thou art mighty ;
Hold me with thy powerful hand :

Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.

2 Open, Lord, the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing streams do flow }

Let the fiery, cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through :

Strong Deliverer !
Be thou still my strength and shield.

e 3 When 1 tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside ;

564 HYMN 92, 93. Select.

o Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side :

Songs of praises —
1 will ever give to thee. Robinson.

HYMN 92. L. P. M. Devotkn. [*]
The Christian's Shepherd. Ps. xxiii.

1 rr^HE Lord my pasture shall prepare,
-1. And feed me with a shepherd's czire j

His presence shall my wants supply,

And guard me with a watchful eye j

My noonday walks he shall attend,

And all my midnight hours defend,
e 2 When in the sultry glebe I faint.

Or on the thirsty mountains pant,

To fertile vales and dewy meads,

My weary wandering steps he leads,

Where peaceful rivers, sjoft and slow,

Amid the verdant landscapes flow.
e 3 Though in a bare and rugged way.

Through devious, lonely wilds I stray ;
— His bounty shall my pains beguile ;
o The barren wilderness shall smile,

With lively greens and herbage crowned.

And streams shall murmur all around.
p 4 Though in the paths of death I tread,

With gloomy horrors overspread,
o My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,

For thou, O Lord, art with me still >

Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,

And guide me through the dismal shade. Addison

HYMN 93. L. M. Oporto. [*]
Ministry of Angels. Ps. xci. 11.
1 CJEE, Gabriel swift descends to earth,

1*^ Glad to foretell a Saviour's birth;
Hark ! — a full choir of angels sing,
The new-born Saviour, and the King.
e 2 Behold these swift-winged envoys wait

On Jesus, in his humble state ;
p The desert and the garden prove

Their glowing zeal, their tender love.
o 3 They saw the Conqueror mount on high.
To glorious worlds beyond the sky \

Select. HYMN 94, 95. 565

Escorted by a shining band,

To take his place at God's right hand.

—4 Still are these glorious hosts above
Employed in messages of love ;
On saints below they cheerful wait,
Nor think the work beneath their state.

5 Jesus, my Lord, my living Friend,
May these thy servants me attend,
Through life ; and when 1 quit this clay,
o Safe to thine arms my soul convey. NeedhaM.

HYMN 94 C. M. Devizes. [*]
Servants of God ahoaijs safe.
1 "FTOW are thy servants blessed, O Lord !
-ITJ- How sure is their defence !
e Eternal Wisdom is their guide,

Their help. Omnipotence.
— 2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,
Supported by thy care,
Through burning climes they pass unhurt,
And breathe in tainted air.
e 3 When by the dreadful tempest borne,

High on the broken wave,
o They know thou art not slow to hear,
Nor impotent to save.

— 4 The storm is laid — the winds retire.
Obedient to thy will :
The sea, that roars at thy command,
At thy command is still.

e 5 In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths,

Thy goodness we'll adore ;
o We'll praise thee for thy mercies past;
« And humbly hope for more.

— 6 Our life, while thou preserv'st that life
Thy sacrifice shall be ;
And death, when death shall be our lot,
o Shall join our souls to thee. Addtson

HYMN 95. L. M. Plei/cl's. [*]

Confidence and Joy in God. Hab. iii. 17, 18.

,e 1 A LTHOUGH the vine its fiuit deny^
JrJL Although the olive yield no oil ^

566 HYMN 96, 97. Select

The withering fig-tree droop and die,
The field delude the tiller's toil ; —

2 Although the stall no herd afford,
p And perish all the bleating race j
o Yet will I triumph in the Lord,
s The God of my salvation praise.

e 3 Though comfortless my soul remain,

And not a gleam of light appear ;
a Though joy be sought, and sought in vaiu.

And though despair itself be near; —

p 4 Although assurance all be lost,

And blooming hopes cut off" I see y
o Yet will I in my Saviour trust,
g And glory that he died for me. Wesle¥.

HYMN 96. C. M. Zion, [*]

Christ the Believer'' s Song.

e 1 rriHOU dear Redeemer, dying Lamb,^

-L We love to hear of thee ;
— No music's like thy charming name.
Nor half so sweet can be.

e 2 O may we ever hear thy voice.

In mercy to us speak ;
a And in our Priest will we rejoice.

Thou great Melchisedec.
— 3 Our Jesus shall be still our theme,

While in this world we stay ;
We'll sing our Jesus' lovely name,

When all things else decay.

-r-4 When we appear in yonder cloud.

With all the favoured throng,
s Then will we sing more sweet, raore loud,

And Christ shall be our song. Madan's Col,

— a

HYMN 97. 7s. St. John's. [*]

Adieu to the vain World.

i 1 'TTT'ORLD, adieu ! thou real cheat;
V T Oft have thy deceitful charms,

Filled my heart with fond conceit,

Foolish hopes and false alarms :
rr-Now I see as clear as day.

How thy follies pass away.

Select. HYMN 98. 567

e 2 Vain, thy entertaining sights ;
False, thy promises renewed;
All the pomp of thy delights
Does but flatter and delude :
Thee I quit for heaven above,
Object of the noblest love.

■: — 3 Let not, Lord, my wandering mind

Follow after fleeting toys ;

Since in thee alone I find

Solid and substantial joys, —
o Joys that, never overpast,

Through eternity shall last.
e 4 Lord, how happy is a heart,

After thee while it aspires !
T— True and faithful as. thou art,

Thou shalt ^.nswer its desires :
g It shall see the glorious scene

Of thine everlasting reign. Madan's Cot.

. — . ' ' ' . ' ■ - - '— - ■ — ■.■..■■I ■ — .^f

HYMN 98. 7 &L,6, Amsterdam. [*]
The Pilgrim's Song.

1 |5 ISE, my soul,, and stretcl^ thy wings,

-tV Thy better portion trace ;
Rise from transitory things.

Towards heaven thy native place :
p Sun, and moon, and stars decay ;

Time shall soon this earth remove :
s Rise, my soul, and haste away,

To seats prepared above.
—2 Rivers to the ocean run, ,

Nor stay in all their course ;
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun ;

Both, speed them to their source :
e So a soul that's born of God,

Pants to view his glorious face ;
Upward tends to his abode,

To rest in his embrace.
d 3 Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn j

Press onward to the prize ;
o Soon our Saviour will return,

Triumphant in the skies.
e Yet a season, and you know,

Happy entrance will be given j
Q All our sorrows left below,

And earth exchanged for heaven. Madan's Coi»»

568 HYMN 99, 100. Select.

HYMN 99. 10 & 11. Walworth. [*]
View of Heaven. Rev. xxii. 1 — 5.

1 ^^N wings of faith mount up, my soul, and rise,
V>r View thine inheritance beyond the skies ;
Nor heart can think, nor mortal tongue can tell,
What endless pleasures in those mansions dwell ;

There my Redeemer lives, all bright and glorious,
O'er sin, and death, and hell, he reigns victorious.

2 No gnawing grief, no sad heart-rending pain,
In that blest country can admission gain ;
No sorrow there, no soul-tormenting fear,

For God's own hand shall wipe the falling tear :
There my Redeemer lives, &c.

3 Before the throne a crystal river glides,
Immortal verdure decks its cheerful sides ;
There the fair tree of life majestic rears

Its blooming head, and sovereign virtue bears •
There my Redeemer lives, &c.

4 No rising sun his transient beams displays,
No sickly moon emits her feeble rays ;
The Godhead there celestial glory sheds,
Th' exalted Lamb eternal radiance spreads :

There my Redeemer lives, &c.

5 One distant glimpse ray eager passion fires !
Jesus, to thee my longing soul aspires !
When shall I at my heavenly home arrive-
When leave this earth, and when begin to live ?

For there my Saviour is all bright and glorious,
O'er sin, and death, and hell, he reigns victorious.


>■ — ' ■■■-• — ■-■ - —m

HYMN 100. 7s. St. John's. [*]
Privileges of Jldoption. 1 John iii. 1, 2.

1 "OLESSED are the sons of God;

-13 They are bought with Christ's own blood ;
They are ransomed from the grave ;
Life eternal they shall have :
With them numbered may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

2 God did love them in his Son,
Long before the world begun ;
They the seal of this receive.
When on Jesus they believe :

Select. HYMN lOL 569

With them numbered may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

3 They are justified by grace 5
They enjoy a solid peace ;

All their sins are washed away ;
They shall stand in God's great day :
With them numbered may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

4 They produce the fruits of grace,
In the works of righteousness ;
They are harmless, meek, and mild,
Holy, blameless, undefiled :

With them numbered may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

5 They are lights upon the earth,
o Children of a heavenly birth ;

One with God, with Jesus one ;
Glory is in them begun :
g With them numbered may we be,

Here, and in eternity. Humphreys

HYMN lOL 8s. Consolation. [*]

Supreme Love to Christ.

1 1V|~Y gracious Redeemer I love,

_LtJL His praises aloud I'll proclaim j
And join with the armies above,
To shout his adorable name.
To gaze on his glories divine.
Shall be my eternal employ —
To feel them incessantly shine, v
My boundless, ineffable joy.

e 2 He freely redeemed with his blood

Mv soul from the confines of hell,
—To live on the smiles of my God ,

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