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Look to Jesus,

And rejoice in his dear name. 2 What tho’ satan's strong temptation.

Vex and grieve thee day by day?
And thy sinful inclinations

Often fill thee with dismay?
Thou shalt conquer,

Thro’ the Lamb's redeeming blood. 3 Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee,

From without and from within,
Jesus saith he'll ne'er forget thee,

But will save from hell and sin:
He is faithful

To perform his gracious word.
* Tho' distresses now attend thee,

And thou tread'st the thorny road, His right hand shall still defend thee

Soon he'll bring thee home to God Therefore praise him—

Praise the great Redeemer's name. 5 O that I could now adore him

Like the heavenly host above,
Who for ever bow before him,

And unceasing, sing his love!
Happy songsters!
When shall I your chorus join?

C. M. 400.

Doubting Christian. 1 UNCERTAIN how the way to find

Which to salvation led,
1 list'ned long, with anxious mind,

To hear what others said. 2 When some of joys and comforts toki,

I fear'd that I was wrong;
For I was stupid, dead, and cold-

Had neither joy nor song.
3 Of fierce temptatione others talkp.
Of anguish and disnias

Thro’ what distresses they had walk'd,

Before they found the way.
. Ah! then I thought my hopes were vain

For I had lived at ease;
I wish'd for all my fears again,

To make me more like these.
5 I krad my wish—the Lord disclos'd

The evils of my heart.;
And left my naked soul expos'd

To satan's fi'ry dart.
6 Alas! “ I now must give it up,”

I cry'd in deep despair;
How could I dream of drawing hope

From what I cannot bear!
7 Again my Saviour brought me aid,

And when he set me free, " Trust simply on my word,” he said, “And leave the rest to me.”

L. M. 401.

Hating Sin. 1 0

COULD I find some peaceful bow'r,

Where sin has neither place no pow r; This traitor vile, I fain would shun,

But cannot from his presence run. 2 When to the throne of grace I flee,

}le stands between my God and me, Where'er I rove, where'er I rest,

I feel him working in my breast. 3 When I attempt to soar above,

To view the heights of Jesus' love;
This monster seems to mount the skies,

And veils his glory to mine eyes.
i Lord, frac me from this deadly foe,

Which kecps my faith and hope so low;
I long to dwell in heaven, my home,
Where not one sinful thought can come

402. (276.) 1. M.
1
WHAT strange perplexities arise!

What anxious fears and jealousies!
What crowds in doubtful light appear!

How few, alas, approv'd and clear! % And what am 1?-My soul, awake,

And an impartial survey take.
Does no dark sign, no ground of fear,

In practice or in heart appear?
8 What image does my spirit bear?

Is Jesus form’d and living there?
Say, do his lineaments divine

In thought, and word, and action shine! * Searcher of hearts, O search me still;

The secrets of my soul revcal;
My fears remove; let me appear
To God and my own conscience clear!

L. M. 403.

Hope encouraged by a view of the Dreine

Perfections, 1 Sam. xxx. 6. *

Why heaves my heart the anxious sigb?
Can sovereign Goodness be unkind?

Am I not safe if God is nigh?
2 Tis he supports this fainting frame;

On him alone my hopes recline:
The wondrous glories of his name,

How wide they spread! how bright they shigg! 3 Infinite wisdom! boundless power!

Unchanging faithfulộcss and love!
Here let me trust, while I adore,

Nor from my refuge e'er remove.
4 My God, if thou art mine indeed,
Then I have all my heart can crave;
A present help in times of need;
Still kind to hear, and strong to save,

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404.

5 Forgive my doubts, O gracious Lord!

And ease the sorrows of my breast;
Speak to my heart the healing word,
That thou art mine-and I am blest.

L. M.

Return of Joy. I WHEN darkness long has veil'd my mind

And smiling day once more appears. Then, my Redeemer! then I find

The folly of my doubts and fears, 8 I chide my unbelieving heart;

And blush that I should ever be
Thus prone to act so base a part,

Or harbour one hard thought of thee! 3 O let me then at length be taught

What I am still so slow to learn,)
That God is love, and changes not,

Nor knows the shadow of a lurn. 4 Sweet truth, and easy to repeat!

But when my faith is sharply try'd,
I find myself a learner yet,

Unskilful, weak, and apt to slide.
5 But, O my Lord, one look from ther

Subdues the disobedient will;
Drives doubt and discontent away,

And thy rebellious worm is still. 6 Thou art as ready to forgive,

As I am ready to repine;
Thou, therefore, all the praise renums;
Be shame, and self-abhorrence, manc.
4. SPIRITUAL DECLENSION.

C. M. 405. Wil ye also go away? John vi. 67-68 ! WHEN any turn from Zion's way

(As numbers often do,) Methinks I hear my Saviour say, ! Wilt thou forsake me tog?"

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and grace,

2 Ah, Lord! with such a heart as mine

Unless thou hold me fast,
My faith will fail, I shall decline,

And prove like thern at last. 3 'Tis thou alone hast

power To save a wretch like me; To whom then shall I turn my face,

If I depart from thee. 4 Beyond a doubt I rest assw'd,

'Thou art the Christ of God; Who hast eternal life securd,

By promise and by blood. 5 T'he help of men and angels join'd,

Could never reach my case! Nor can I hope relief to find,

But in thy boundless grace.
6 No voice but thine can give me rest,

And bid my fears depart;
No love but thine can make me blest,
And satisfy my heart.

S. M. 406.

Apostasy. 2 Pet. ii. 22. 1 YE;

who in former days,

Were found at Zion's gate;
Who walk'd awhile in wisdom's way

And told your happy state; 9 But now to sin draw back,

And love again to stray,
The narrow path of life forsake,

And choose the beaten way: 3 Think not your names above

Are written with the saints;
The promise of eternal love

Is his who never faints.
Your transient joy and peace.
Your deeper doom have seald,

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