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5 Roar on, ye waves; our souls defy

Your roaring to disturb our rest;
In vain to impair the calm ye try-

The calm in a believer's breast.
6 Rage, while our faith the Saviour tries,

Thou sea, the servant of his will; Rise, while our God permits thee, rise,

But fall when he shall say,-Be still. 1044

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Praise for protecting mercy.
THEN o'er the deep we rode,

By winds and storns assail'd;
We call'd upon the ocean's God,

Whose mercy never fail'd.
2 The tempest heard his voice,

The winds obey'd his will;
The elements withheld their noise,

And all the floods were still.
3 With joy we hail'd the shore,

And safe the vessel moor'd;
With grateful bearts, that happy hour,

We praised the ocean's Lord.
4 Thus, while o'er seas we roam,
Thy goodness, Lord, we see ;
Though distant from our native home,

We are not far from thee.
5 And when this life is past,

And we are call'd to die,
O may, we see thy face at last

In realms beyond the sky.
6 Then, as we join the bands

Beyond the swelling wave,
We'll praise thee with uplifted hande,

And sing thy power to save.

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29th P. M. 4 lines 198. Save, Lord, or we perisk. SHEN through the tom sail the wild tempest

is streaming, When o'er the dark wave the red lightning is

gleaming, Nor hope lends a ray, the poor seaman to cherish, We fly to our Maker,--Save, Lord, or we perish ! 2 0 Jesus, once rock'd on the breast of the billow, Aroused by the shriek of despair from thy pillow, Now seated in glory, the mariner cherish; Who cries,in his anguish, Save, Lord, or we perish ! 3 And, 0, when the whirlwind of passion is raging, M'ben sin in our hearts its sad warfare is waging, then send down thy grace,thy redeemed to cherish; lebuke the destroyer, -Save, Lord, or we perish!

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18th P. M. 10, 5, 11.
Deliverance from danger.
ALL praise to the Lord, who rules with a word
And limits its rage by his steadfast decree:
Whose providence binds or releases the winds,

And compels them again,
At his beck, to put on the invisible chain.
2 E'en now he hath heard our cry, and appear'd

On the face of the deep,
And commanded the tempest its distance to keep
His piloting hand hath brought us to land,

And, no longer distress'd,
We are joyful again in the haven to rest.
3 O that all men would raise His tribute of praise,

His goodness declare,
And thankfully sing of his fatherly care;
With rapture approve His dealings of love,

And the wonders proclaim
Perform'd by the virtue of Jesus's Name.

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1st P. M. 6 lines Bs.

A solemn vigil.
HOW

row many pass the guilty night
The creature is their sole delight-

Their happiness the things of earth :
For us suffice the season past :
We choose the better part at last.
2 We will not close our wakeful eyes,

We will not let our eyelids sleep,
But humbly lift them to the skies,

And all u solemn vigil keep;
So many nights on sin bestow'd,
Can we not watch one hour for God !
3 We can, 0 Jesus, for thy sake,

Devote our every hour to thee;
Speak but the word, our souls shall wake,

And sing with cheerful melody :
Thy prnise shall our glad tongues employ,
And every heart shall dance for joy.
4 Blest object of our faith and love,

We listen for thy welcome voice;
Our persons and our works approve,

And bid us in thy strength rejoice;
Now let us hear the mighty cry,
And shout to find the Bridegroom nigh.
6 Shout in the midst of uş, O King.

Of saints, and let our joys abound;
Let us rejoice, give thanks, and sing,

And triumph in redemption found •
We ask in faith for every soul;
O let our glorious joy be full!

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6 O may we all triumphant rise;

With joy upon our heads return;
And far above these nether skies,

By thee on eagles' wings upborne,
Through all yon radiant circles move,
And gain the highest heaven of love.
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1st P. M. 6 lines 86. A living sacrifice unto the Lord. Wis VISDOM nscribe, and might, and praise,

To God, who lengthens out our days: Who spares is yet another year, And niakes us see his goodness here: O may we all the tinie redeem, And henceforth live and die to him! ? How often, wben his arm was bared, Hath he our sinful Israel spared ; Let me alone,-his merey cried, And turu'd the vengeful bolt aside ; Indulged another kind reprieve, And strangely suffer'd us to live. 3 Merciful God, how shall we raise Our hearts to pay thee all thy praise ! Our hearts shall beat for thee slone; Our lives shall make thy goodness known; Our souls and bodies shall be thine, A living sacrifice divine. 1049

A midnight song.
JOIN all yo ransom'i sons of grace,

The ,
And shout to the Redeemer's praise

A glemn midnight song. 2 Blessing, and thanks, and love, and might,

Be to our Jesus given,
Who turns our darkness into light,

Who turns our hell to heaven.

C. M.

3 Thither our faithful souls he leads;

Thither he bids us rise,
Witb crowns of joy apon our heads,

To meet Him in the skies.

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34 P. M. 4 68 & 2 As. The Bridegroom cometh. TE virgin souls, arise ;

, awake;
Unto siloution wise,

Oil in your vessels take:
Upstarting at the midnight cryo
Behold the heavenly Bridegroom nigh!
2 He comes, he comes, to call

The nutions to his bar,
And take to glory all

Who meet for glory are :
Made ready for your full reward;
Go forth with još to meet your Lord.
3 Go, meet him in the sky,

Your everlasting Friend;
Your Head to glorify,

With all his saints ascend :
Ye pure in heart, obtain the grace
To see, without á veil, bis face.
4 The everlasting doors

Shull sonn the saints receive,
With seraphs, thrones, and powers,

In glorious joy to live;
Far from a world of grief and sin,
With God eternally shut in.
5 Then let us wait to hear

The trumpels welcome sound:
To are our Lord ayar,

May we de wateling found :
And when thou dost the heavens bew,
Be found--as, Lord, thou find'st us now.

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