Samuel Worcester.

Hymns selected from various authors with a key of musical expression online

. (page 7 of 18)
Online LibrarySamuel WorcesterHymns selected from various authors with a key of musical expression → online text (page 7 of 18)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

€ O do not our suit disdain !

Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ?

2 Lord, on thee our souls depend ;

In compassio33, now descend ;
— Fill our hearts with thy rich grace ;
o Tune our lips to sing thy praise.

— 3 In thine own appointed way,
a Now we seek thee, here we stay ;

Lord we know not how to go ;

Till a blessing thou bestow.

Send some message from thy word.
That may joy and peace afford ;
Let thy Spirit now impart,
Full salvation to each heart.

S£L£CT. ti

586 HYMN 127. Select

e 5 Comfort those who weep and mourn,

Let the time of joy return ;

Those who are cast down, lift up,

Make them strong in faith and hope.
—6 Grant that all may seek, and find

Thee a God supremely kind :

Heal the sick, the captive free ;

Let us all rejoice in thee. RiPPONt

HYMN 127. 8 & 7. Love Divine. [*]
Love Divine.

1 I" OVE divine, all love excelling I
M-J Joy of heaven, to earth come down J

Fix in us thy humble dwelling :
All thy faithful mercies crown,
e Jesus, thou art all compassion I

Pure, unbounded love, thou art !
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter ev'ry trembling heart.

2 Breathe, O breathe, thy loving Spirit
Into ev'ry troubled breast !

e Let u# all in thee inherit.

Let us find thy promisM rest.
— ^Take away the power of sinning,

Alpha and Omega be ;
o End of faith, as its beginning,

Set our hearts at liberty.
— 3 Come, Almighty to deliver

Let us all thy life receive !
Suddenly return — and never —
e Never more thy temples leave !
— ^Then we would be always blessing,

Serve thee as thy hosts above ;
o Pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

Glory in thy precious love.
—4 Fuiish then thy new creation ;

Pure, unspotted may we be ;
Let us see thy great salvation,

Perfectly restored by thee :
g Ciiang'd from glory unto glory.

Till in heav'^n we lake our place ;
e Till we cast our crowns before thee,
a i.ost ill wonder, love, and praise 1 MadAn'sCol.

€elect. HYMIVJ 128, 129, 130. 587

, LA„J^

HYMIN" 128. CM. Reading, [h*]

Seed in different Grounds. Matt, xiii, 3.

1 "^S/'E sons of earth, prepare the plough,

Jl Break up your fallow ground :
The sower is gone forth to sow,
And scatter blessings round.

2 The seed that finds a stony soil,
Shoots forth a hasty blade ;

But ill repays the sower's toil,

Soon withered, scorch' d, and dead.

3 The thorny ground is sure to balk
All hopes of harvest there ;

We find a tall and sickly stalk.
But not the fruitful ear.

4 The beaten path and highway side
Receive the trust in vain ;

The watchful birds the prey divide,
And pick up ail the grain.
o 5 But were the Lord of grace and power,
Has bless' d the happy field ;
How plenteous is the golden store.
The deep wrought furrows yield I

e 6 Father of mercies, we have need

Of thy preparing grace ;
— Let the same hand that gives the seed.

Provide a fruitful place. CowPER.

HYMN 129. L. M. Sicilian. [*]

Close of Worship.

1 "l^ISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord,
M^ Help us to feed upon thy word ;

All that has been amiss, forgive.
And let thy truth within us live.

2 Though we are guilty thou art good ;
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood ;
Give every fetter'd soul release.

And bid us all depart in peace. Hart.

HYMN 130. L. M. Portugal. [*]
Close of Worship.
1 f |"lHE peace which God alone reveals,

JL And by his word of grace imparts,
Which only the believer feels.
Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts.

588 HYMN 131, 132. Select

2 And may the holy Three in One,

The Father, Word, and Comforter,

Pour an abundant lilessin^ down.

On ev'ry soul assemhled here. Newtow

HYMN 131. C. M. Hymn 2d. [*]

Close of Worship.

1 l^fOW may the God of peace and love,
JL^ Wlio from th' imprisoned grave,

Restored the Shepherd of the sheep,
Omnipotent to save ; —

2 Through the rich merits of that blood,
Which he on Calv'ry spilt.

To make th' eternal cov''nant sure,
On vi^hich our hopes are built ; —

3 Perfect our souls in ev-ry grace,
T' accomplish all his will ;

And all thafs pleasing in his sight.
Inspire us to fulfil !

4 For the great Mediator's sake
We every blessing pray ;

g With glory let his name be crowned,

Through heav'n's eternal day. GiBBoarSa

HYMN 132. H.M. Allcrton. [*b]


tLOW ye the trumpet, blew.
The gladly solemn sound ;
Let all the nations know,
To earth's remotest bound :
The year of jubilee is come.
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home I

- 2 Exalt the Lamb of God,
The sin-atoning Lamb ;

- Redemption by his blood.
Through all the world proclaim z

The year, &c.

3 Ye who have sold for nought.
The heritage above,

- Come take it back unbought,
The gift of Jesus' love :

The year, &;c.

Select. HYMN 133. 539

— 4 Ye slaves of sin and hell,
Your liberty receive ;
And safe in Jesus dv/ell,

And blest in Jesus live: ^

O The year, &c.

— 5 The gospel trumpet hear
The news of pard'ning grace ;
Ye happy souls, draw near.
Behold your Saviour's face :

o The year, &c.

— 6 Jesus, our great high priest,
Has full atonement made ;
Ye weary spirits, rest ;

Ye mourning- souls, be glad : _

S The year of Jubilee is come,

Return, ye ransomM sinners, home ! Toplady,

HYMN 133. a M. Zion. Hymn 2d. [*b]

The Lord^s Prayer.

1 "TjlATHER of all, we bow to thee,
3J Who dwell'st in heav'n ador'd ;

But present still through ail thy works,
The universal Lord.

2 Forever hallowed be thy name,
By all below the skies ;

And may thy kingdom still advance.
Till grace to glory rise.

3 Thy glorious purpose. Lord, fulfil ;
Let ail thy glory see ;

And, as in heaven thy will is done,
Ou earth so let it be.

4 Our wants with every morning grow,
With food these wants supply ;

And on our souls the Bread bestow
To eat — and never die !

5 Our sins before thee we confess ;
O may they be fovgiv'n I

As we to others mercy shew,
We mercy beg of heaven.

6 Still let thy grace our life direct;
From evil guard our way ;

And in temptation's fatal path,
Permit us not to stray.

590 HYMN 134, 135. Select.

7 For thine's the po^wer, the kingdom thine,

All glory's due to thee :
Thine from eternity they were,

And thine shall ever be,

HYMN 134. L. M. Armley. [b *] *
Exhortation to Prayer.

1 "W^S7"HAT various hindrances we meet^

T T In coming- to a mercy seat ?
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there ?

2 Prayer makes the dark'ned cloud withdraw j
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw ;

Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ,
Prayer makes the Christian''s armour bright ;
And Satan trembles when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees.

e 4 While Moses stood with arms spread wide,.
Success was found on IsraePs side ;
But when through weariness they fail'd,
That moment Amalek prevailed.

5 Have you no words? Ah, think again.
Words flow apace when you complain ;

" And fill a fellow-creature's ear,
With the, sad tale of all your care.

6 Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
' To heaven in supplication sent.

Your cheerful song would oft'ner be,

*' Hear what the Lord hath done forme." Cowper*

HYMN 135. 7s. Fairfax. [*]
Power of Prai/er.
'N themselves as weak as worms,
How can poor believers stand,
When temptations, foes, and storms,
Press them close on every hand ?

2 Weak indeed they feel they are.
But they know the throne of grace ;
And the God, who answers prayer.
Helps them when they seek his face.

3 Though the Lord awhile delay.
Succour they at length obtain ;

Select HYMN 136,137. 591

He who taught their hearts to pray,
Will not let them cry in vain.

4 Wrestling: prayer can wonders do,

Bring' relief in deepest straits ;

Prayer can force a passage through

Iron bars and brazen gates. Newtow,

" HYMN 136. C. M. Bayigor. [b]
Public Fast. Joel i, 14.
1 ^^EE, gracious Lord, before thy throne,

KJ Thy mourning people bend !
'Tis on thy sov'reign grace alone.
Our humble hopes depend.
e 2 Tremendous judgments, from thy hand
Thy dreadful pow'rs display ;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land.
And still we live to pray.

p 3 How chang'd, alas I are truths divine,

For errour, gailt, and shame I
What impious numbers, bold in sin,

Disgrace the Christian name.
••—4 O turn us, turn us, mighty Lord,

By thy resistless grace ;
Then, shall our hearts obey thy word,

And humbly seek thy face.
V 5 Then, should insulting foes invade,

We shall not sink in fear ;
Secure of never-failing aid.

When God, our God, is near. Steble,

HYMN 137. C. M. Wantage, [b]
Public Fast. Gen. xviii, 23—32.

1 "WTTTHEN Abraham full of sacred awe,

¥ 7 Before Jehovah stood ;
And with a humble fervent prayer.
For guilty Sodom sued : —

2 With what success, what wondrous grace-
Was his petition crown'd !

The Lord would spare, if in that place,
Ten righteous men were found,

3 And could a single holy soul,
So rich a boon obtain ?

Great God, and shall a nation pray,
And plead with thee in vain .'

5-92 HYMN 138, 139. Selecl

o 4 Still we are thine— we bear thy name ;

Here yet is thine abode ;
Long has thy presence blessM our land —
e Forsake us not, O God ! Scott.

HYMN 138. L. M. Worship, [b]

Public Fast. Ezek. ix, 4 — 6.

e 1 £\ RIGHTEOUS God, thou judge supreme,

\_P We tremble at thy dreadful name !

And all our crying guilt we own,

In dust and tears before thy throne.

e 2 So manifold our crimes hare been,
Such crimson tincture dyes our sin,
That, could v*'e all its horrours knov7.
Our streaming eyes with blood might flow. •

o 3 Estrang'd from reverential awe,

We trample on thy sa.cred law :
p And though such v/onders grace has done,

Anew we crucify thy Son.

e 4 Justly might this polluted land
Prove all the vengeance of thy hand ;

a And bath'd in heaven, thy sword might come,
To drink our blood and seal our doom.

e 5 Yet hast thou not a remnant here,
Whose souls are fill'd with pious fear ?
O bring thy wonted mercy nigh.
While prostrate at thy feet they lie.

p 6 Behold their tears, attend their moan,
Nor turn away their secret groan :
With these we join our humble prayer ;
Our nation shield, our country spare. DoddridoB*

HYMN 139. L. M. Psalm 91ih. [b]
Fast. God\<i Controversy. Mic. vi, 1 — 3.
e 1 "i" ISTEN, ye hills ; ye mountains hear ;.
M A Jehovah vindicates his laws ;
Trembling in silence at his bar.
Thou earth, attend thy Maker's cause.

d 2 Israel appear ; present thy plea ;
And charge th' Almighty to his face ;
Say, if his rules oppressive be ;
Say, if defective be his grace.

Select. HYMF 140. 593

.« 3 Eternal Judge, the action cease ;

Our lips are seaPd in conscious shame,*
b 'Tis ours in sackcloth to confess,
- — ^And thine, the sentence to proclaim.

4 Ten thousand witnesses arise,
^Thy mercies and our crimes appear.
More than the stars that deck the skies
And all our dreadful guilt declare.

.« 5 How shall we come before thy face,
And in thine awful presence bow?
What ofF'rings can secure thy grace,
Or calm the terrours of thy brow ?

€ 6 Thousands of rams in vain might bleed ;
Rivers of oil might blaze in vain ;
Or the first-born's devoted head
With horrid gore thine altar stain.

— 'J But thy own Lamb all-gracious God,
Whom impious siniT^rs dar'd to slay !

o Has sovereign virtue in hi? blood
To purge the nation"'s guilt away.

— 8 With humble faith to that we fly ;
With that may we be sprinkled o'er ;
Trembling no more in dust we lie.
And dread thy hand and bar no more. Doddridge

' HYMN 140. L. M. Weldon. [*]

Thankssriving: Seasons croionedvnth Goodness. Ps.lxv 11.

1 TO TERNAL Source of every joy !

.bJ Well may thy praise our lips employ :
While in thy temple we appear,
To hail thse Sovereign of the year.

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll.
Thy hand supports and guides the whole ;
The sun is taught by thee to rise.

And darkness when to veil the skies.

3 The flowery spring, at tloy command,
Perfumes the air, and paints the land ;
The summer rays with vigour shine,
To raise the corn, and cheer the vine.

4 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours
Thro' all our coasts redundant stores ;
And winters, soften' d by thy care,
No more the face of horrour wear.

6M HYMN 141, 142. Select.

5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days,
Demand successive songs of praise ;

And be the grateful homage paid,
Witli morning- ligiit and evening shade.

6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes ;
Till to those lofty heights vi^e soar,
Where days and years revolve no more.

Rippon's Col.

HYMN 141. L. M. Green's. [*]

Dedication of a House for Worship. Ps. Ixxxvii, 5.

c 1 A ND will the great eternal God,
x^ On earth establish his abode ?
And will he, from his radiant throne,
Avow our temple for his own ?

o 2 We bring the tribute of our praise ;

And sing that condescending grace,

Which to our notes will lend an ear.

And call us sinful mortals near.
— 3 Our Father's watchful care we bless,

W^hich guards our synagogues in peace !

That no tumultuous foes invade,

To fill our worshippers with dread.
€ 4 These walls we to thy honour raise ;

Long may they echo to thy praise ;

And thou, descending, fill the place.

With choicest tokens of thy grace.

— 5 Here let the great Redeemer reign.

With all the glories of his train ;
While power divine his words attends,

To conquer foes, and cheer his friends.

g" 6 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey.
May it before the world appear.
That crowds were born to glory here. Doddridge.

' HYMN 142. H. M. Allerton. [*]

Dedication of a House for Worship,
1 TN sweet exalted strains,
M, The King of glory praise ;
O'er heaven and earth he reigns.
Through everlasting days ;


Select. HYMN 143, 595

g He, with a nod, the world controls,

Sustains, or sinks, the distant poles.

e 2 To earth he hends his throne —

His throne of grace divine ;
Wide is his bounty known,

And wide his g-lories shine : ^ ,

Fair Salem, still his chosen rest :
Is with his smiles and presence blest«

— 3 Great Kingf of glory, come.

And with thy favour, crown

This temple as thy dome —

This people as thy own :
Beneath this roof, O deign to show.
How God can dwell with men below.

4 Here may thine ears attend
Thy people's humble cries ;
And grateful praise ascend,
All fragrant, to the skies :
o Here may thy word melodious sound,
And spread celestial joys around.

— 5 Here may th' attentive throng,
Imbibe thy truth and love ;
And converts join the song
Of seraphim above :
o And willing crowds surround thy board,
With sacred joy, and sweet accord.

—6 Here may our unborn sons
And daughters sound thy praise ;
And shine like polished stones.
Through long succeeding days :
^ Here, Lord, display thy saving power.

While temples stand, and men adore. Francis,

HYMN 143. L. M. Old Hundred. [*]
Ordination: Joshua the high Priest. Zech. iii, 6, 7.
1 ^~^ REAT Lord of angels, we adore

\IW The grace that builds thy courts below 5
And thro' ten thousands sons of light,
Stoops to regard what mortals do.

c 2 Amidst the wastes of time and death,
— Sucessive pastors thou dost raise,

Thy charge to keep, thy house to guide,

And form a people for thy praise.

596 HYMN 144. Select.

o 3 The heav'nly natives with delight
Hover around the sacred place ;
JVnr scorn to learn' from mortal tongues
The woriders of redeeming grace.

—4 At length, dismissed from feeble clay,

Thy servants join th' angelic band ;
o With them, thro' distant worlds they fly ;
e With them, before thy presence stand*

o 5 O glorious hope ! O blest employ !•
e SAveet lenitive of grief and care !

When shall we reach those radiant court%

And all their joy and honour share ?

~6 Yet while these labours we pursue,
Thus distant from thy heavenly throne,
Give us a zeal and love like theirs,
g And half their heaven shall here be known.


HYMN 144. H. M. Whitchurch, [*]
Ordinatien. Ministers a sweet savoitr to God.2 Cor. ii, 15,16
1 "pRAISE to the Lord on high,

MT Who spreads his triumphs wide !
e While Jesus' fragrant name

Is breath'd on every side :
—Balmy and rich the odours rise,
And fill the earth, and reach the skies*

— 2 Ten thousand dying souls,
Its influence feel — and live ;
Sweeter than vital air

The incense they receive :
o They breathe anew, and rise and sing- —
o Jesus the Lord, their conquering King,
e 3 But sinners scorn the grace,

That brings salvation nigh :

They turn away their face.
a And faint, and fall, and die.
p So sad a doom, ye saints, deplore,
a For O ! they fall to rise no more.

— 4 Yet, wise and mighty God,
Shall all thy servants be.

In those who live or die,

A savour sweet to thee ;
o Supremely bright thy grace shall shine,
e Guarded with flames of wrath divine. DoDPKiDeE.

Select. HYMN 145, 146. 597

"hymn 145. L. M. Leeds. Oporto. [*]

Gospel Ministry instituted by Christ. Eph. iv, 11, 12.

1 "gr^ATHER of mercies, in thy house,
mJ Smile on our homage and our vows ;

While, -with a grateful heart, we share
These pledges of our Saviour's care.

2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
In spleudid triumph o'er his foes.
Scattered his gifts on men below,

And wide his royal bounties flow.

3 Hence sprung th' apostles' honoured name,
Sacred beyond heroic fame ;

Hence dictates the prophetic sagft,
And hence the evangelic page.

4 In lower forms, to bless our eyes,
Pastors from hence and teachers rise ;
Who, tho' with feebler rays they shine,
Still gild a long — extended line.

5 From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And fed by Christ their graces live :

o While guarded by his potent haiad,
'Midst all the rage of hell they stand.

o 6 So shall the bright succession run,
Through the last courses of the sun ;
While unborn churches, by their care^
Shall rise and flourish, large and fair.

—7 Jesus our Lord their hearts shall know,

The spring whence all these blessing flow :
o Pastors and people shout his praise,
g Thro' the long round of endless days. Doddkibgk.

HYMN 146. C. M. Sunday. [*]
Gospel Treasure in earthen vessels,
. "111"0^/V^ rich thy bounty. King of kingsl

JLJL Thy favours, how divine !
The blessings which thy gospel brings,

How splendidly they shine I
2 Gold is but dross, and gems but toys ;

Should gold and gems compare,
How mean ! when set against those joys,
Thy poorest servants share ?
Select. 9

598 HYMN 147, 148. Select

e 3 Yet all these treasures of thy grace,

Are loLlgM in urns of clay ;
— And the weak sons of mortal race

Th' immortal gifts convey.

c 4 Feebly they lisp thy glories forth,

Yet grace the victory gives ;

e Quickly they moulder hack to earth—

o Yet still the gospel lives.

— 5 Such -wonders power divine effects,

u Such trophies God can raise ;

— His hand, from crumbling dust, erects

His monuments of praise. Salisbury Cot.

HYMN 147. L.M. Carthage. [*>>]"^
Pray tr for a sick Minister.

1 d^ THOU, before whose gracious throne,
X_-F We bow our suppliant spirit down:

View the sad breast, the streaming eye,
Aud let our sorrows pierce the sky.

2 Thou know'st the anxious cares we feel.
And all our trembling lips would tell ;
Thou only canst assuage our grief,

And yield our wo-fraught heart relief.

3 With power benign, thy servant spare,
Nor turn aside thy people's prayer ;
Avert thy swift descending stroke,

Nor smite the shepherd of the flock.

4 Restore him, sinking to the grave ;
Stretch out thine arm, make haste to save ;
Back to our hopes and v/ishes give.

And bid our friend and father live.

5 Bound to each soul by tenderest ties,
In every breast his image lies ;

Thy pitying aid, O God, impart,

Nor rend him from each bleeding heart.

6 Yet if our supplications fail,

And prayers and tears can nought prevail ;

Be thou his strength, be thou his stay,

And guide him safe to endless day. Evan's Col.

HYMN 148. C. M. Canterbury, [b *']
Death of a Minister.
1 TPflS master taken from his head,
Xl Elisha saw him go ;

Select. HYMN 149. 599

And in desponding' accents said,
e " All ! what must Israel do ?"

—2 But he forg-ot the Lord, who lifts
The beggar to the throne,
Nor knew that all Elijah's gifts,
Would soon be made his own.

d 3 What — when a Paul has run his course,
Or when Apollos dies —
Is Israel left without resource ''
And have we no supplies ?*

o 4 Yes, while the dear Redeemer lives,

We have a boundless store ;
- -And shall be fed vrith what he gives,
g Who lives for evermore. Cowper.

HYMN 149. C. M. Hymn 2d. [h *]

Death of a Minister,

"OW let our mourning hearts revive^
And all our tears be dry ;
Why should those eyes be drown'd in grief^
Which view a Saviour nigh ?

e 2 What tho' the arm of conquering death

Does God's own house invade ?
p What tho' the prophet and the priest,

Be number'd with the dead ? —
«» 3 Tho' earthly shepherds dwell in dust,

The aged, and the young —
The watchful eye in darkness clos'd.

And mute the instructive tongue ; — - ^

o 4 Th' eternal Shepherd still survives,
New comfort to impart ;
His eyes still guides us, and his voice
Still animates our heart.

d 5 " Lo I am with you," saith the Lord,
" My church shall safe abide ;
*' For I will ne'er forsake my own,
" Whose souls in me confide."

o 6 Thro' every scene of life and death,
This promise is our trust ;
And this shall be our children's song,
e When we are cold in dust. Doddkidge.

600 HYMN 15 0, 151. Select

HYMN 150. C. M. Cohhesier. [*]
Christ the Refuge of the Church.

1 TITE who on earth as man was known,
c ii And bore our sins and pains ;

g; Now, seated on th' eternal throne —
The God of glory reigns !

2 His hands the wheels of nature guide,
With an unerring skill ;

And countless worlds extended wide,
Obey his sovereign will.

3 While harps unnumber'd sound his praise,
Tn yonder world above ;

o His saints on earth admire his ways,

And glory in his love.
—-4 His righteousness to faith reveal'd,

Wrought out for guilty worms ;
o Affords a hiding place, and shield.

From enemies and storms.
—5 When troubles, like a burning sun,

Beat heavy on their head ;
o To this high rock his people run.

And find a pleasing shade.
e 6 How glorious he ! — how happy they I —

In such a glorious friend !
o Whose love secures them all the way,
o And crowns them a t the end.

HYMN 151. L. M. Moreton. [*b]
Covenant engagements joyfully recognised. 2 Chron. xv, 15
o 1 f\ HAPPY day, that fix'd my choice,
\y On thee, my Saviour, and my God !

Well may this glowing heart rejoice.

And tell its raptures all abroad.
e 2 O happy bond, that seals my vows

To him, who merits all my love !
Let cheerful anthems fill his house.

While to that sacred shrine I move.
d 3 'Tis done : — the great transaction's done {

I am my Lord's, and he is mine :

He drew me — and I followed on —

Charm'd to confess the voice divine.
— 4 Now rest, my long-divided heart,

Fix'd on this blissful centre, rest ;

With ashes who would grudge to part.

When call'd on angels' bread to feast ?

Select. HYMN 152^ 153. 601

5 High heav'n, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear :
e Till ill life's latest hour I bow,

And bless in death a bond so dear. Doddridge.

HYMN 152. C.P. M. Bradbury. [*]

Covenant Everlasting.
1 ""^fOW for a hymn of praise to God !
J3l Ye trophies of a Saviour's blood,
Join the sweet choir above ;
All your harmoiiious accents bring.
Wake every high, celestial string.
To chant redeeming love.

—2 Ere God pronounc'd creation good,
Or bade the vast, unbounded flood

Through fixed channels run ;
Ere light from ancient chaos sprung,
Or angels earth's formation sung.

He chose us in his Son.

g 3 Then was the cov'nant order' d sure^
Through endless ages to endure.
By Israel's triune God ;
— That none his cov'nant might evade,
With oaths and promises 'twas made,
e And ratify'd in blood.
4 God is the refuge of my soul,
Tho' tempests rage, tho*' billows roll,
And hellish powers assail :
g Eternal walls are my defence,
Environ'd with Omnipotence—
What foe can e'er prevail ?
■ — 5 Then let infernal legions roar.

And waste their cursed, vengeful pow'r ;
d My soul their wrath disdains :
g" In God, my refuge, I'm secure,
While cov'nant promises endure.
Or my Redeemer reigns.

HYMN 153. lis. Idimea. [*]
Church in Affliction. Isa. xlix, 14 — 17.
fi 1 /n^ ZION afflicted with wave upon wave,

\^ Vvhom no man can comfort, whom no man can save v
With darkness surrounded, by terrours dismayed,

1 2 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Online LibrarySamuel WorcesterHymns selected from various authors with a key of musical expression → online text (page 7 of 18)