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2 Brought safely by his hand thus far,
Why wilt thou now give place to fear ? How canst thou want if he provide,
Or lose thy way with such a guide ? 3 Did ever trouble yet befall,
And he refuse to hear thy call ?
That thou shalt overcome at last? 4 He who has helped me hitherto
Will help me all my journey through,
Trust in God.
1 O HAPPY they who know the Lord,
With whom he deigns to dwell ;
His arm supports them well.
His throne of grace is near; And, when they plead his love and power,
He stands engaged to hear.
Who trusted in his name;
His love is still the same.
And makes our burdens light;
And gilds the gloom of night.
5 Lord, we expect to suffer here,
Nor would we dare repine;
And own us still for thine.
6 Let us enjoy and highly prize
The tokens of thy love,
To worship thee above.
The Voice of God in the Heart.
i Hath not thy heart within thee burned,
At evening's calm and holy hour,
The presence of a loftier power?
While ancient rivers murmured by,
That spake a present Deity ?
Chine eye in rapt attention turned
age, Hath not thy heart within thee burned ? 4. It was the voice of God that spake
In silence to thy silent heart;
And every dream of earth depart. 5 Voice of our God, O yet be near!
In low, sweet accents whisper peace;
L. M. 573.
EXETER COL. Prayer for Steadfastness and Watchfulness. i Great God, my Father and my Friend,
On whom I cast my constant care,
To thee I raise my humble prayer. 2 Endue me with a holy fear;
The frailty of my heart reveal ;
O that to thee my constant mind
4 O that my watchful soul may fly
The first-perceived approach of sin,
5 Search, gracious God, my inmost heart:
From guilt and error set me free;
Penitential. Psalm 25.
I lift my heart to thee,
My God and Guide most just; Now suffer me to take no shame,
For in thee do I trust.
Remember not the faults
And frailty of my youth ;
I have been of thy truth.
Let me thy mercy find;
Lord, have me in thy mind.
His truth a perfect guide;
C. M. 575. DODDRIDGE.
Trust in the Presence and Help of God.
To dissipate our fear?
Our God for ever near ? 2 Doth thy right hand, which formed the earth,
And bears up all the skies,
When dangers round us rise?
And banish every care ;
If God be with us there.
While we his gracious succor prove,
Midst all our various ways,
Shall echo with his praise.
i The billows swell, the winds are high,
Clouds overcast my wintry sky;
2 O Lord, the pilot's part perform,
And guard and guide me through the storm; Defend me from each threatening ill; Control the waves; say,
Peace! be still!”
3 Amidst the roaring of the sea,
My soul still hangs her hope on thee;
4 Though tempest-tost and half a wreck,
My Saviour through the floods I seek;
Trust in the All-seeing God.
i Mighty God! the first, the last!
What are ages, in thy sight,
2 All that being ever knew,
Far, far back, ere time had birth,