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3 The promis'd land of peace

Faith keeps in constant view;
How diff'rent from the wilderness

We now are passing through! 4 Here often from our eyes

Clouds hide the light divine;
There we shall have unclouded skies,

Our Sun will always shine!
5 Here griefs, and cares, and pains,

And fears distress us sore:
But there eternal pleasure reigns,

And we shall weep no more! 6 Lord, pardon our complaints!

We follow at thy call;
The joy prepar'd for suff'ring saints

Will make amends for all!

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The True Aaron. Lev, viii. 7-9. i See Aaron, God's anointed priest,

Within the vail appear,
In robes of mystic meaning drest,

Presenting Israel's prayer. % The plate of gold, which crowns his brows,

His holiness describes;
His breast displays, in shining rows,

The names of all the tribes.
3 With the atoning blood he stands

Before the mercy-seat;
And clouds of incense from his hands

Arise with odour sweet.

4 Urim and Thummiin near his heart,

In rich engravings worn,
The sacred light of truth impart,

To teach, and to adorn.
5 Through him the eye of faith descries

A greater Priest than he:
Thus Jesus pleads above the skies

For you, my friends, and me!
6 He bears the name of all his saints

Deep on his heart engravid,
Attentive to the state and wants

Of all his love has sav'd. 7 In him a holiness complete,

Light and perfection shine;
And wisdom, grace, and glory ineet ;

A Saviour all divine!
8 The blood, which as a Priest he bears

For sinners, is his own;
The incense of his pray'rs and tears

Perfume the holy throne.
9 In him my weary soul has rest,

Though I ain weak and vile;
I read my name upon his breast,

And see the Father smile,

L M

218.
As thy days so shall thy strength be.

Deut. xxxiii. 25. 1 Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near,

Thy Saviour's gracious promise hear; His faithful word declares to thee, That as thy days thy strength shall be.

2 Let not thy heart despónd, and say,

How shall I stand the trying day?
He has engaged, by firm decree,

That as thy days thy strength shall be. 3 Thy faith is weak, thy foe is strong,

And, if the conflict should be long,
Thy Lord will make the tempter flee;

For as thy days thy strength shall be. 4 Should persecution rage and flame,

Still trust in thy Redeemer's name;
In fiery trials thou shalt see

That as thy days thy strength shall be. 5 When called to bear the weighty cross,

Or sore affliction, pain, or loss,
Or deep distress, or poverty,

Still as thy days thy strength shall be. 6 When ghastly death appears in view,

Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue;
He comes to set thy spirit free,
And as thy days thy strength shall be.

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219.
And such were some of you.

1. Cor. vi. 11.
1 Y.souls redeem'd by Jesu's blood,

Salvation's theme pursue !
Exalt the sov'reign grace of God,

For “ such were some of you!" 2 From head to foot defil'd by sin,

Deep in rebellion too;
This awful state niankind are in,

“And such were some of you !".

3 'Tis all of sov'reign grace

that

ye Do not as others do, Who seek the road to misery,

For “ such were some of you!" 4 Death, in the error of his ways,

The sinner will pursue,
Till God his roving heart shall seize,

“And such were some of you!"
5 Whilst they are sinners dead to God,

Ye highly favoured few,
Are wash'd from sin in Jesu's blood,

But “ such were some of you!" 6 As ye are chosen from the rest,

To grace the praise is due;
Be sov'reign love for ever blest,

For “such were some of you!"

L, N.

220. 1

With one consent let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise;
Glad homage pay with awful mirth,

And sing before hiin songs of praise ! 2 Convinc'd that he is God alone,

From whom both we and all proceed;
We, whom he chooses for his own,
The flock that he vouchsafes to feed.

3 O enter then his temple gate,

Thence to his courts devoutly press,
And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his naine with praises bless.

C.M.

4 For he's the Lord, supremely good,

His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth, which always firmly stood,
To endless ages shall endure.

221
1 To bless thy chosen race,

In

mercy, Lord, incline;
And cause the brightness of thy face

On all thy saints to shine.
2 That so thy wondrous way,

May through the world be known;
Whilst distant lands their tribute pay,

And thy salvation own.
3 Let diffʻring nations join

To celebrate thy fame;
Let all the world, O Lord, combine

To praise thy glorious naine!
4 O let them shout and sing,

Dissolv'd in pious mirth,
For thou, the righteous judge and king,

Shalt govern all the earth.
5 Let diff'ring nations join

To celebrate thy fame;
Let all the world, O Lord, combine
Yo praise thy glorious name!

222. A supplicatory Hymn on the Loss of a faithful

Pastor.
i Good Shepherd, while thy chosen sheep

In heartfelt tribulation weep,
Our sorrow, and its cause are known
To thee, omniscient, on thy throne.

L.M.

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