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2 I cannot from my idols part, : 3.
Nor love the Lord' with all niy heart,

Nor can myself deny the
I cannot pray, and feel thee near,
Nor can I sing with heav'nly cheer,

Unless the Lord is nigh.
3 Since life divine in Adam fell,
On spiritual things we cannot dwell,

The heart is turn'd aside;
And none can raise to life the dead,
But he who rais'd himself indeed,

And for dead sinners died.
4 On him almighty help is laid,
An all-sufficient

Saviour made,
And stands within my call;
Tho' nothing in myself I am,
But deaf, and dumb, and blind, and lame,

Thro' him I
5 Then let this mighty Jesus besitisco 13
An all-sufficient help for me,

Creating pow'r and will;
Thy grace sufficed saints of old,
It made them strong, and made them bold,
And it sufficeth still.
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187.
Eestis ob masa 80 1
Praise for spiritual and temporal Mercies. ..

BLESS the Lord, my soul! 471
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And aid my tongue to bless his

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2 O bless the Lord, my soul !

Nor let his mercies lie
Forgotten in unthankfulness,

And without praises die.

3 'Tis he forgives thy sins,

'Tis he relieves thy pain;
'Tis he that heals thy sicknesses,

And makes thee young again. 4 He crowns thy life with love,

When ransom'd from the grave;
He that redeem'd thy soul from hell

Hath sov'reign pow'r to save.
His wondrous works and ways

He made by Moses known;
But sent the world his truth and grace

By his beloved Son,

188.

The king of Assyria came unto Ahaz, and distressed

him, but strengthened himn not,
2 Chron. xxviii. 20.

8.6.

1 A Jewise king, by war opprest,
Reduced much and wanting rest,

For foreign help will send;
Assyria's prince an army brought,
Distresses him, but strengthens not,

And proves a wretched friend.

? How oft is Ahaz' case our own!
How oft a child of God's o'erthrown

By seeking unto man,
If, plunged into deep distress,
He flies to man for some redress,

And nothing finds but pain!
3 With lifted voice to God we pray,
Yet look and 'seek another way

To find a creatúre prop;
And all who look with double eye,
Nor will on Christ alone rely,

Shall find a blasted hope.
4 That man, the Lord affirms, is curst,
Who in a creature puts his trust

And maketh flesh his arm;
His heart a wilderness shall be,
His eye no cheering good shall see,

But shall see woful harın.
5 Then give me, Lord, the simple heart,
The single eye, the child-like part,

To rest upon thy lap;
To call when fears oppress my mind,
And leave it with the Lord to find

A way for my escape.

189.

S. M.

1

God all and in all.
My God, my life, my love,

To thee, to thee I call;
I cannot live if thou reniove,

For thou art all in all.

2 To thee, and three alone,

The angels owe their bliss;
They sit around thy gracious throne,

And dwellzwhere Jesus is.
3 Nor earth, nor all the sky, sdi ar

Can one delight afford; do miebut
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190.

For the Ordinance of the Lord's Supper. c. M. i The mem'ry of our dying Lord

Awakes a thankful tongue;
How rich he spread "his royal board,

And blest the food, and sung !
2 Happy the men that eat this bread;

But doubly blest was hel."
That gently bow'd his loving head,

And lean'd it, Lord, on thee.
3 By faith the same delights we taste

As that great fav'rite did,
And sit and lean on Jesu's breast,

And take the heav'nly bread.
4 Down from the palace of the skies,

Hither the Lord descends, “Come, my beloved, eat, (he cries)

And drink salvation, friends."

C. M,

191, God's Conduct of Israel. 1 Give thanks to God, invoke his name, Proclaim abroad his grad

grace; Sound thro' the earth his deeds of fame,

That men may seek his face.
2 His cov'nant, which he kept in mind

For num'rous ages past,
Thro' every period ġet to come

In equal force shall last.
3 He sware to Abr' ham and his seed,

And made the blessings sure; Gentiles the ancient promise read,

And find his truth endure. 4 The Lord himself chose out their way,

And mark'd their journeys right;" Gave them a leading cloud by day,

A fiery guide by night.. 5 They thirst; and waters from the rock

In rich abundance flow, And, following still the course they took,

Ran all the desert thro'.
6 O wondrous stream! O blessed type

Of ever-flowing grace!
So Christ, our rock, maintains our life

Thro' all this wilderness."
7 Then let the world forbear its rage,

The church renounce her fear;
Israel must live thro' every age,
And be th’ Alinighty's care. ,

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