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3 God, thy God, will now restore thee;

He Himself appears thy friend ;
All thy foes shall flee before thee;
Here their boasts and triumphs end :

Great deliverance
Zion's King vouchsafes to send !

4 Enemies no more shall trouble ;

All thy wrongs shall be redress'd ;
For thy shame thou shalt have double,
In Thy Maker's favour bless'd ;

All thy conflicts
End in everlasting rest !

Amen.

T. Kelly.

St. Andrew's Day.

224
O JESUS, Source of holiness!

In whom Thy servants live,
All glory for Thy Saints to Thee,

Saviour of men, we give.

2

All glory for Thy chosen band,

To whom the charge was given,
To publish peace from land to land,

And point the way to heaven.

3 All glory for Saint Andrew's faith,

Who sought Thy low abode,
And, warmed by love, his brother led

To Thee, the Lamb of God.

4 For him we bless and praise Thy name,

And humbly pray that we,
Strong in Thy faith, may follow him,

As he, Lord, followed Thee.
5 To Thee, O Father; Son, to Thee,

To Thee, O Spirit Blest,
Through endless ages glory be

By all Thy Church addrest. Amen.

St. Thomas's Day.

225 I O THOU, Who didst, with love untold,

Thy doubting servant chide,
And bad'st the eye of sense behold

Thy wounded Hands and Side.

2

Grant us, like him, with heartfelt awe,

To own Thee God and Lord,
And from his hour of darkness draw

A fuller faith's reward.

3 And while that wondrous record now

Of unbelief we hear,
Oh ! let us only lowlier bow

In self-distrusting fear;

4 And pray that we may never dare

Thy Spirit so to grieve;
But at the last their blessing share

Who see not, yet believe !

5 Our Lord and God, Eternal Son,

To Thee all glory be,
With Father, Spirit, Three in One,

Through all eternity. Amen.

226.

1

WE walk by faith, and not by sight;

No gracious words we hear
From Him who spoke as never man;

But we believe Him near.

2 We may not touch His Hands and Side,

Nor follow where He trod;
But in His promise we rejoice,

“My Lord and God.

And cry

3 Help Thou, O Lord, our unbelief:

And may our faith abound,
To call on Thee when Thou art near,

And seek where Thou art found:

4 That when our life of faith is done,

In realms of clearer light,
We may behold Thee as Thou art

With full and endless sight.

5*
* To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God Whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was,

is

now,
And shall be evermore. Amen.

H. Alford.

I

227.
The Spoiler fierce is lying low,

The vanquisher is vanquished,
And he who breathed forth death, is now

Himself in noblest triumph led.

2 The ravening wolf of Benjamin

At early morn went forth to slay ;
But with the sheep, when eve comes in,

He shall in peace divide the prey.

3 Her foe is now the Church's rock,

A wolf no more, a lamb is he;
Himself he yieldeth for the flock :

O Jesu, nought is hard with Thee !

4 Thy voice, O Lord, the mountain shakes,

And all the trees that grow thereon ;
From Thee it goeth forth, and breaks

The cedars of proud Lebanon.

5 Good Shepherd, keep us as of old,

The foe confound, the flock defend;
And, if we wander from Thy fold,

Again to Thee our bosoms bend.

6 To God, the Three in One, be praise

Supreme, and honour infinite;
Who to His glory's living rays,
Hath called us from the dead of night.

Amen.

228.

I

THE

great Apostle, called by grace, Weaned from all works beside, Preached the same faith he once abhorred

And Christ whom he denied.

2

In perils and in troubles oft,

His toilsome life he past ;
But He who turned his heart at first,

Upheld him to the last.

3 A chosen vessel of His will,

He fought the fight of faith,
And gained the crown of righteousness,

Obedient unto death.

4 Thus, Lord of grace, to all Thy will

Obedient may we be,
And follow meekly in his steps,

E’en as he followed Thee.

5* To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God Whom we adore,
Be glory; as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore. Amen.

H. Alford.

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