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5 O, let thy beams resplendent shine,
HYMN 303. C. M. [#]
Influence of Grace.
1 My God, what silken cords are thine! How soft, and yet how strong!
Whilst power, and truth, and grace, combine To draw our souls along.
2 When crushed beneath the heavy yoke
Thy hand our iron bondage broke,
3 The guilt of twice ten thousand sins
Thy promise, when the war begins,
4 Comfort, through all this vale of tears,
The glory of unnumbered years
5 Drawn by such cords, we onward move,
HYMN 304. S. M. [#]
1 GRACE, 'tis a charming sound,
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
2 Grace first contrived the way
3 Grace taught my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road ;
4 Grace all the work shall crown,
HYMN 305. C. M. [# or b ]
Display of divine Grace.
1 WHEN God revealed his gracious name,
2 The world beheld the glorious change,
My tongue broke out in unknown strains,
3 The Lord can clear the darkest skies,
4 Let those who sow in sadness wait
HYMN 306. H. M. [#]
1 BEFORE the world was made,
In God's anointed Son,
2 By mercy's hand upheld, Firmly his purpose stands : What love his bosom filled!
What kindness moved his hands! What pity warmed his pleading breath, Who meekly blest his foes in death!
3 Now, raised to realms above,
Where boundless mercies shine, Will Christ forget his love? Forget this heart of mine? O, no; his favours never end ; He's there, as here, the sinner's Friend.
4 Hail, all-triumphant hour
In which my Saviour rose !
FAITH AND HOPE.
HYMN 307. 81. L. M. [#]
Faith in God.
1 GOD is our Refuge and Defence, In trouble our unfailing Aid; Secure in his omnipotence,
What foe can make our soul afraid? Yea, though the earth's foundations rock,
And mountains down the gulf be hurled, His people smile amid the shock;
They look beyond this transient world.
2 Thither let fervent faith aspire;
Our treasure and our heart be there;
No, on the mightier wings of prayer,
And, ranged among the ransomed throng, Fall with the elders at his feet
Whose name alone inspires their song.
3 Ah, soon, how soon, our spirits droop, Unwont the air of heaven to breathe ; Yet God, in very deed, will stoop,
And dwell himself with men beneath.
Come to thy living temples, then,
HYMN 308. L. M. [#]
We walk by Faith, not by Sight.
1 'Tis by the faith of joys to come
We walk through deserts dark as night; Till we arrive at heaven, our home,
Faith is our guide and truth our light.
2 The want of sight she well supplies;
She makes the pearly gates appear;
And brings eternal glories near.
3 Cheerful we tread the desert through,
4 So Abram, by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with God:
HYMN 309. C. M. [#]
Vision of Faith.
1 HIGH on the mountain's towering head, While darkness veils the sky,
Faith stands, and, through the stormy cloud, Directs her anxious eye.