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7 Now through another year,
Supported by his care,
“The Lord has help'd thus far!" 8 Our lot in future years,
Unable to foresee,
Says, • Leave it all to me!" 9 Yea, Lord, we wish to cast
Our cares upon thy breast;
And trust thee for the rest!
212. The Refuge, River, and Rock of the Church. Isa. xxxii. 2.
C.M. i He who on earth as man was known,
And bore our sins and pains,
The God of glory reigns.
With an unerring skill;
Obey his sov'reign will. 3 While harps unnumber'd sound his-praise
In yonder world above,
And glory in his love.
Wrought out for guilty worms,
From enemies and storms.
5 This land, through which his pilgrims go,
Is desolate and dry; But streams of grace from him o'erflow,
Their thirst to satisfy,
Beat heavy on their head,
And find a pleasing shade,
In such a glorious Friend!
And crowns them at the end.
Heb. iv. 12.
With whom we have to do,
To pierce the sinner through! 2 Swift as the lightning's blaze,
When awful thunders roll,
And penetrates the soul.
From his all-piercing eyes;
Naked without disguise.
He notes their mournful cry;
And helps them from on high,
5 Though feeble is their good,
It has its kind regard;
Shall find a sure reward. 6 He sees the wicked too,
And will repay them soon
And all they would have done. ny Since all our secret ways
Are mark'd and known by thee,
That we ourselves may see!
The Day of Judgment. 1 Day of judgment, day of wonders!
Hark! the trumpet's awful sound, Louder than a thousand thunders,
Shakes the vast creation round! How the summons will the sinner's heart confound! 2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,
Cloth'd in majesty divine!
Then shall say, “This God is mine! Gracious Saviour, own me in that day for thine! 3 At his call the dead awaken,
Rise to life from earth and sea: All the pow'rs of nature shaken,
By his looks prepare to flee: Careless sinner! what will then become of thee?
4 Horrors past imagination
Will surprise your trembling heart, When you hear your condemnation,
"Hence, accursed wretch, depart! Thou with Satan and his angels have thy part!" 5 Satan, who now tries to please you,
Lest you timely warning take,
Plunge you in the burning lake:
Lov'd and serv'd the Lord below, He will say,
“ Come near, ye blessed ! See the kingdom I bestow: You for ever shall my love and glory know.' ö Under sorrows and reproaches,
May this thought your courage raise! Swiftly God's great day approaches,
Sighs shall then be chang’d to praise: We shall triumph when the world is in a blaze!
215. Trust of the Wicked and the Righteous compared.
Jeremiah xvii. 5–8.
Beneath a burning sky,
And only grows to die.
Who makes the world his trust,
In vanity and dust.
3 A secret curse destroys his root,
And dries his moisture up;
Then dies without a hope!
Upon the Lord alone:
Can ne'er be overthrown, 5 Though gourds should wither, cisterns break,
And creature-comforts die,
Or stop his sure supply. 6 So thrives and blooms the tree whose roots
By constant streams are fed ; Array'd in green, and rich in fruits,
It rears its branching head. 7 It thrives though rain should be denied,
And drought around prevail ; 'Tis planted by a river's side,
Whose waters cannot fail.
The Pilgrims' Song. 1 From Egypt lately freed
By the Redeemer's grace,
In hopes to see his face.
But faith approves it well; This only leads to endless day,
All others lead to hell.