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AITH is the Christian's evidence
unseen by mortal
all the bounds of sense, And penetrates the inmost sky. 2 Things absent it can set in view, And bring far distant prospects home; Events long past it can renew,
And long foresee the things to come. 3 With strong persuasion, from afar,
202. L. M. Epis. Coll.
Faith, the Evidence of things unseen.
The heavenly region it surveys, Embraces all the blessings there,
And here enjoys the promises. 4 By faith a steady course we steer,
Through ruffling storms, and swelling seas; O'ercome the world, keep down our fear, And still possess our souls in peace. 5 By faith, we pass the vale of tears Safe and serene, though oft distress'd⚫ By faith subdue the king of fears. And go rejoicing to our rest
203. S. M. Beddome.
Faith, its Author and Preciousness. Eph. ii. 8.
AITH!-'tis a precious grace,
It boasts of a celestial birth,
Jesus it owns a King,
To him it leads the soul,
4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
204. C. M. Watts.
Love to God. 1 Cor. xiii. 13.
Love is the brightest of the train,
2 Knowledge, alas! 'tis all in vain,
3 "Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
4 This is the grace that lives and sings
5 Before we quite forsake our clay,
205. L. M. Watts.
Love and Hatred. Phil. ii. 2. Eph. iv. 30-32.
NOW by the bowels of my God,
His sharp distress, his sore complaints,
206. 7's. Rippon's Selection. A Prayer for Humility.
Poor in spirit, meek in heart,
2 Simple, teachable, and mild,
3 Father, fix my soul on thee;
4 O, that all may seek and find
207. C. M. Watts. Humility and Submission.
there ambition in heart?
2 I charge my thoughts, be humble still, And all my carriage mild,
Content, my Father, with thy will,
3 The patient soul, the lowly mind,
208. S. M. Doddridge. Salvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5.
GRACE! 'tis a charming sound!
Harinonious to ear!
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
2 Grace first contriv'd the way
3 Grace first inscrib'd my name
4 Grace led my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
5 Grace taught my soul to pray,
6 Grace all the work shall crown,
209. C. M. Cowper. Salvation by Grace alone.
AMAZING grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
2 "Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
How precious did that grace appear,
3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come;
"Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promis'd good to me,
5 And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
I shall possess within the vail,
6 The world shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine,
But God, who call'd me here below,
210. L. M.
GRACE! 'tis a most delightful theme;
"Tis grace that rescues men; "Tis grace divine! all-conquering, free! Or it had never rescu'd me.
2 'Twas grace that quicken'd me when dead,
3 "Tis grace that sweetens every cross,
4 "Tis grace defends when danger's near; By grace alone I persevere;
"Tis grace constrains my soul to love, And grace will bear me safe above.
5 Of grace, free grace alone, 1 boast,