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9 Break the tempter's fatal power,

Turn the stony heart to flesh;
And begin from this good hour
To revive thy work afresh!

Lord, revive us,
All our help must come from thee!

C.M.

64. My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,

give I unto you. John xiv. 27. 1 The world can neither give nor take,

Nor can they comprehend, That peace of God which Chist has brought,

That peace which knows no end.
2 The burning bush was not consum'd

Whilst God remained there;
The three, when Jesus made the fourth,

Found fire as soft as air.

3 God's furnace doth in Zion stand,

But Zion's God sits by, As the refiner views his gold

With an observant eye.
4 His thoughts are high, his love is wise,

His wounds a cure intend,
And, though he doth not always smile,

He loves unto the end.
5 His love is constant as the sun,

Tho' clouds come oft between; And, could my faith but pierće these clouds,

It might be always seen.

6 Yet I shall ever live and sing,

And thou for ever shine;
I have thine own dear pledge for this;

Lord, thou art ever mine!

65.

L. M.

God's Promise and Truth unchangeable.

Heb. vi, 17-19.
i How oft have sin and Satan strove

To rend my soul from thee, my God!
But everlasting is thy love,

And Jesus seals it with his blood.
2 The oath and promise of the Lord

Join to confirm the wondrous grace;
Eternal pow'r performs the word,

And fills all heav'n with endless praise. 3 Amidst temptations sharp and long,

My soul to this dear refuge flies;
Hope is my anchor firm and strong,

While tempests blow and billows rise. 4 The gospel bears my spirits up;

A faithful and unchanging God
Lays the foundation for my hope,
In oaths, and promises, and blood.

C. M.

66. 1 With meek and contrite hearts, dear Lord,

Thou condescend'st to dwell;
And, lo, we now surround thy board,

Waiting thy pow'r to feel!

2 Thou who on earth as man wast slain,

But now with glory crown'd,
Look down upon thy suff'ring train,

By sin and sorrow bound.
3 The precious tokens of thy death,

Oh help us to receive !
Lively in hope and firm in faith,

May ev'ry heart believe!
4 Each humble soul do thou enlarge

With tokens from above;
And give a full and free discharge,

A taste of dying love!
5 Lord, banish unbelief and fear,

Increase our faith and love,
Until we leave thy people here

To join thy courts above!

67.

C. M.

Praise for Salvation.
i Salvation! O the joyful sound !

What pleasure to our ears!
A sov'reign balm for ev'ry wound,

A cordial for our fears! 2 Salvation! let the echo fly

The spacious earth around;
While all the armies of the sky

Conspire to raise the sound!
3 Salvation! O thou bleeding Lamb,

To thee the praise belongs;
Salvation shall inspire our hearts,

And dwell upon our tongues !

Chorus.
Glory, honour, praise, and power,

Be unto the Lamb for ever!
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer!

Hallelujah! Amen!

C. M.

68.
For the Ordinance of the Lord's Supper.
i Lord, at thy table we behold

The wonders of thy grace;
But most of all admire that we

Should find a welcome place. 2 We that are all defil'd with sin,

And rebels to our God;
We that have crucified his Son,

And trampled on his blood.
3 What strange surprising grace is this !

That such poor souls have room;
Our Saviour takes us by the hand,

Our Jesus bids us come. 4 “Eat! O my friends," the Saviour cries,

• The feast is made for you;
For you I groan'd, and bled, and died,

And rose and triumph'd too." 5 With trembling faith and bleeding hearts,

Lord, we accept thy love;
'Tis a rich feast thy blood prepares,

What will it be above!
6 Ye saints below, and hosts of heav'n,

Join all your praising pow'rs;
No theme is like redeeming love,

No Saviour is like ours !

69,

C. M.

Afflictions.
i How gracious and how wise

Is our chastising God!
And Oh how rich the blessings are

Which 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. 3 Instructed thus they bow,

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

To his forsaken way.
4 His cov'nant love they seek,

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

To honour his commands. 5 Dear Father! we consent

To discipline divine;
And bless the pain that makes our souls

Still more completely thine. 6 Supported by thy love,

We tend to realms of peace;
When every pain shall far remove

And every frailty cease.

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