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3 As sanctified to noblest ends,

Be each refreshment sought; And by each various providence

Some wise instruction brought. 4 When to laborious duties called,

Or by temptations tried,
We'll seek the shelter of thy wings,

And in thy strength confide. 5 As different scenes of life arise,

Our grateful hearts would be With thee, amidst the social band,

In solitude with thee. 6 In solid, pure delights, like these,

Let all my days be passed; Nor shall I then impatient wish,

Nor shall I fear, the last. 262.

SATISFACTION OF SPIRIT. C.M. St. Lawrence-St. David's-Prestwick. 1 Joy is a fruit that will not grow

In nature's barren soil;
All we can boast till Christ we know,

Is vanity and toil. 2 But where the Lord has planted grace,

And made his glories known; There fruits of heavenly joy and peace

Are found, and there alone.

When comforts are declining,

He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining,

To cheer it after rain. 2 In holy contemplation,

We sweetly then pursue
The theme of God's salvation,

And find it ever new;
Set free from present sorrow,

We cheerfully can say,
E’en let th' unknown to-morrow

Bring with it what it may. 3 It can bring with it nothing

But he will bear us through:
Who gives the lilies clothing,

Will clothe his people too;
Beneath the spreading heavens,

No creature but is fed ;
And he who feeds the ravens,

Will give his children bread.
4 Though vine nor fig-tree neither

Their wonted fruit shall bear, Though all the field should wither,

Nor flocks nor herds be there : Yet God the same abiding,

His praise shall tune my voice; For, while in him confiding,

I cannot but rejoice.

4 Where is the judge who can condemn,

Since God hath justify'd ?
Who shall charge those with guilt or crime

For whom the Saviour died?
5 The Saviour died, but rose again

Triumphant from the grave; And pleads our cause at God's right hand,

Omnipotent to save.
6 Who then can e'er divide us more

From Jesus and his love?
Or break the sacred chain that binds

The earth to heaven above?

7 Let troubles rise, and terrors frown,

And days of darkness fall;
Through him all dangers we'll defy,

And more than conquer all.
8 Nor death nor life, nor earth nor hell,

Nor time's destroying sway,
Can e'er efface us from his heart,

Or make his love decay.
9 Each future period that will bless

As it has bless'd the past;
He loved us from the first of time,

He loves us to the last.

7 Yes, and before we rise

To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss

Should constant joys create. 8 The men of grace have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground,

From faith and hope may grow. 9 The hill of Zion yields

A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields,

Or walk the golden streets. 10 Then let our songs abound,

And every tear be dry; We're marching through Immanuel's


To fairer worlds on high. 268.

THE THRONE OF GRACE. S.M. Romberg-Shirland-Christchurch. 1 Behold the throne of grace,

The promise calls us near : There Jesus shows a smiling face,

And waits to answer prayer. 2 That rich atoning blood,

Which sprinkled round we see, Provides for those who come to God

An all-prevailing plea.

3 Beyond our utmost wants,

His love and power can bless :
To those who seek his face, he grants

More than they can express. 4 Thine image, Lord, bestow,

Thy presence and thy love: We ask to serve thee here below,

And reign with thee above. 5 Abiding in thy faith,

Our will conformed to thine, Let us victorious be in death,

And then in glory shine. 269. THE MERCY SEAT.

L.M. Kent2Evening Hymn-Mainzer. 1 From every stormy wind that blows,

From every swelling tide of woes,
There is a calm, a sure retreat,

"Tis found beneath the mercy-seat.
2 There is a place, where Jesus sheds

The oil of gladness on our heads;
A place than all besides more sweet,

The blood-besprinkled mercy-seat.
3 There is a scene, where spirits blend,

Where friend holds fellowship with friend : Though sundered far, by faith they meet Around one common mercy-seat.

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