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2 For me, O Lord! whatever lot

The hours commissioned bring, — Do all my withering blessings die,

Or fairer clusters spring, 3 O grant that still, with grateful heart,

My years resigned may run: 'Tis thine to give, or to resume;

And may thy will be done.

6s. M.
203.

DRUMMOND The One Living and True God. 1 The God who reigns alone

O’er earth, and sea, and sky,
Let man with praises own,

And sound his honors high. 2 Him all in heaven above,

Him all on earth below,
The exhaustless Source of love,

The great Creator, know. 3 He formed the living flame,

He gave the reasoning mind,
Then only he may claim

The worship of mankind. 4 So taught his only Son,

Blest messenger of grace!
The Eternal is but one,

No second holds his place.

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C. M.
204.

Tate & BRADY.

God unchangeable. 1 Through endless

years

thou art the same, O thou Eternal God! Each future age shall know thy name,

And tell thy words abroad.

2 The strong foundations of the earth

Of old by thee were laid ;
By thee the beauteous arch of heaven,

With matchless skill, was made.

3 Soon shall this goodly frame of things,

Created by thy hand,
Be, like a vesture, laid aside,

And changed at thy command. 4 But thy perfections, all divine,

Eternal as thy days, –
Through everlasting ages shine,

With undiminished rays.

S. M.

205.

DODDRIDGE.

God wise and merciful in Chastisement.

1

How gracious and how wise

Is our chastising God!
And O how rich the blessings are,

That blossom from his rod!

2

He lifts it up on high

With pity in his heart,
That every stroke his children feel

May grace and peace impart.

8 Instructed thus, they bow,

And own his sovereign sway;
They turn their erring footsteps back

To his forsaken way.
His covenant love they seek,

And seek the happy bands,
That closer still engage their hearts

To honor his commands.

4

5

Our Father, we consent

To discipline divine; And bless the pains that make our souls

Still more completely thine.

S. M.

206.

MORAVIAN.

Reliance.

1 Commit thou all thy griefs

And ways into His hands, –
To his sure trust and tender care,

Who earth and heaven commands;
Who points the clouds their course,

Whom winds and seas obey ;
He shall direct thy wandering feet,

He shall prepare thy way.
No profit canst thou gain

By self-consuming care;
Co him commend thy cause,

his ear
Attends the softest prayer.
Then on the Lord rely,

So safe shalt thou go on;
Fix on his work thy steadfast eye,

So shall thy work be done.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

C. M.

207.

BARTON.

The Word of God.

i Word of the ever-living God!

Will of his glorious Son! Without thee how could earth be trod,

Or heaven itself be won ?

2 Yet, to unfold thy hidden worth,

Thy mysteries to reveal, That Spirit which first gave thee forth

Thy volume must unseal!

3 And we, if we aright would learn

The wisdom it imparts,
Must to its heavenly teaching turn,

With simple, childlike hearts !

H. M.

208.

DODDRIDGE.

Efficacy and Success of the Gospel. 1 Mark the soft-falling snow,

And the diffusive rain!

To heaven from whence it fell,

It turns not back again ;
But waters earth And calls forth all
Through every pore,

Her secret store. 2 Arrayed in beauteous green,

The hills and valleys shine,
And man and beast are fed

By Providence divine:
The harvest bows The copious seed
Its golden ears,

Of future years.

3

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“ So,” saith the God of grace,

“ My Gospel shall descend,
Almighty to effect

The purpose I intend;
Millions of souls And bear it down
Shall feel its power,

To millions more.”
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Prayer for a Blessing on the Word.
1 Father of all, in whom, alone,

We live, and move, and breathe,
One bright celestial ray send down,

And cheer thy sons beneath.

2 While in thy word we search for thee,

O fill our souls with awe;
Thy light impart, that we may see

The wonders of thy law.

3 Now let our darkness comprehend

The light that shines so clear;
Now thy revealing Spirit send,

And give us ears to hear.

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