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HYMN 424. L. M. [+] Spiritual Provisions devoutly acknowledged. 1 The Lord, our Shepherd, feeds his flock,
And shades them with the towering rock;
And fills our souls with lasting food. 2 Where pastures grow in living green,
And spread a rich and flowing scene,
Inhaling all the sweet perfumes. 3 Where waters of salvation flow,
To cheer the humble vale below,
And for our parching thirst provide. 4 When from this fold we ever stray,
He marks our wandering, devious way,
And brings us leaning on his breast. 5 Shepherd and Bishop of my soul,
O make thy wounded servant whole;
HYMN 425. 75 M. [# or b]
Devout Thanks and Supplication. 1 Thanks for mercies past receive;
Pardon of our sins renew;
With eternity in view.
2 Bless thy word to old and young;
Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love; And, when life's short race is run,
Take us to thy house above.
HYMN 426. C. M. [ #]
Supremely good and wise,
To thee lift up our eyes.
With truth's celestial rays; Inspire our hearts with sacred love,
And tune our lips to praise.
Through life's perplexing road,
At thy right hand, O God.
HYMN 427. 8 1. L. M. [ # or b ]
God's Presence the Refuge of the Afflicted. 1 When dread misfortune's tempests rise,
And roar through all the darkened skies,
Though storm and tempest rage around. 2 When, wandering o'er the desert bare,
Of burning sands and sultry air,
We've sought the cheerless region through,
And raise our fainting souls again. 3 When in a weary land we tire,
And, all unnerved, our powers expire,
HYMN 428. C. M. [#]
To thee, my God, I'll sing;
Awake, each charming string.
Glide through the midnight air,
The silver moon rolls clear:
Are lighted in the sky,
To my admiring eye.
Or smiling day renews,
Thy constant goodness still my soul
With benefit pursues.
With early incense bring;
Thy lofty praises sing.
HYMN 429. L. M. [b or #]
Abide with us.
Begin already to prevail ;
Dark clouds in fields of azure sail. 2 Abide with us ; the night is chill ;
And damp and cheerless is the air; Be our companion, stranger, still,
And thy repose shall be our care. 3 Abide with us; thy converse sweet
Has well beguiled the tedious way; With such a friend we joy to meet,
We supplicate thy longer stay. 4 Abide with us; for well we know
Thy skill to cheer the gloomy hour; Like balm thy honeyed accents flow;
Our wounded spirits feel their power. 5 Abide with us; and still converse
Of him who late on Calvary died;
6 Abide with us; we feel the charm,
That binds us to our unknown friend; Here
pass the night secure from harm, Here, stranger, let thy wanderings end.
HYMN 430. 8 & 7s. M. 
Devotion. 1 Far from mortal cares retreating,
Sordid hopes and fond desires, Here, our willing footsteps meeting,
Every heart to heaven aspires. From the fount of glory beaming,
Light celestial cheers our eyes ; Mercy from above proclaiming
Peace and pardon from the skies. 2 Who may share this great salvation ?
Every pure and humble mind;
From the dross of guilt refined :
God withholds his care from none;
From the fountain of his throne. 3 Every stain of guilt abhorring,
Firm and bold in virtue's cause,
Faithful subjects to thy laws,
Bless us with thy wondrous love;
All our hope is from above.