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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.

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.

Tate & BRADY.

God unchangeable. 1 Through endless


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.



God wise and merciful in Chastisement.


How gracious and how wise

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

That blossom from his rod!


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.



Our Father, we consent

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

Still more completely thine.

S. M.




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.


C. M.



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.



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.



“ 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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