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My soul to Jesus flies;
When swelling billows rise. 2 His comforts bear me up;
I trust a faithful God;
Is in my Saviour's blood.
To our Redeemer's Name;
His love is still the same. 792
1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. The servant shall be as his Lord. HY
, Shall as his perfect Master be; To all thy inward life restored,
And outwardly conform’d to thee: Out of thy grave the saints shall rise, And grasp, through death, the glorious prize 2 This is the straight, the royal way
That leads us to the courts above : Here let us ever, ever stay,
Till, on the wings of perfect love, We take our last, triumphant flight, From Calvary's to Zion's height. 793
1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. Triumphant confidence in the Saviour. 'ILL nigh me, O my Saviour, stand,
And guard in fierce temptation's hour; Hide in the hollow of thy hand;
Show forth in me thy saving power:
THXavery sufforing servant, Lord,
STILL nigh me,
2 Since thou hast bid me come to thee,
(Good as thou art, and strong to save,) I'll walk o'er life's tempestuous sea,
Upborne by the unyielding wave;
And sorrow's waves around me roll,
And half o'erwhelm my sinking soul;
Unhurt, on snares and death I'll tread:
Pour all its flames upon my head, Like Moses' bush I'll mount the higher, And flourish, unconsumed, in fire.
Hush'd with a word the raging storm,
Early to thee my soul shall cry;
A thirsty land, whose springs are dry. 2 Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,
Thy guardian wings are round my head. 3 Better than life itself, thy love;
Dearer than all beside to me; For whom have I in heaven above,
Or what on earth, compared with thee? 4 Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice,
For all thy mercy I will give; My soul shall still in God rejoice,
My tongue shall bless thee while I live. 796 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. Jesus, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever.
on the fidelity
CASF my redeeming Lord,
I shall his salvation see,
According to his word: Credence to his word I give;
My Saviour in distresses past Will not now his servant leave,
But bring me through at last. 2 Better than my boding fears
To me thou oft hast proved ; Oft observed my silent tears,
And challenged thy beloved : Mercy to my rescue flew,
And death ungrasp'd his fainting prey; Pain before thy face withdrew, And sorrow fled
3 Now as yesterday the same,
In all my troubles nigh,
I steadfastly rely :
The promised joy I soon shall have ;
Thy power and will to save, 4 To thy blessed will resign’d,
And stay'd on that alone,
Thy faithful mercies own;
My all to my Redeemer give; Spread thy miracles of grace,
And to thy glory live.
STEADFASTNESS AND GROWTH IN GRACE.
C. M. Vanity of earthly enjoyments. HOW
OW vain are all things here below; Each pleasure hath its poison too,
And every sweet a snare.
Give but a flatt'ring light;
Where we possess delight.
The partners of our blood,
And leave but half for God.
4 The fondness of a creature's love,
How strong it strikes the sense; Thither the warm affections move,
Nor can we call them thence.
5 My Saviour, let thy beauties be
My soul's eternal food;
From all created good.
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Worldly pleasures renounced.
Mix'd with dross the purest gold; Seek we then for heavenly treasures --
Treasures never waxing old. Let our best affections centre
On the things around the throne: There no thief can ever enter;
Moth and rust are there unknown.
2 Earthly joys no longer please us;
Here would we renounce them all; Seek our only rest in Jesus,
Him our Lord and Master call. Faith, our languid spirits cheering,
Points to brighter worlds above; Bids us look for his appearing;
Bids us triumph in his love.
3 May our light be always burning,
And our loins be girded round, Waiting for our Lord's returning,
Longing for the welcome sound.
Never need we be afraid,
Early dawn, or evening shade.