211. C. M. Watts.
A blessed Gospel.

BEST are the souls that hear and know
The Gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,
And light their steps surround.

2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,
Through their Redeemer's name;
His righteousness exalts their hope,
Nor Satan dares condemn.

3 The Lord, our glory and defence,
Strength and salvation gives;
Jesus, our King, for ever reigns,
Our God for ever lives.

212. C. M. Watts.

Saints in the hand of Christ. John x. 28, 29. NIRM as the earth thy gospel stands, My Lord, my hope, my trust; If I am found in Jesus' hands, My soul can ne'er be lost.


2 His honour is engag'd to save
The meanest of his sheep;
All that his heavenly Father gave,
His hands securely keep.

3 Nor death, nor hell, shall e'er remove
His favourites from his breast;

In the dear bosom of his love
They must for ever rest.

213. S. M. Daniel.

The Church Secure in Christ,
HE time will surely come,
When all the ransom'd race,
With angels shall go shouting home,
To meet their Saviour's face.



The church of God on earth,
As well as those above,

Are shelter'd from the storms of wrath,
In robes of dying love.


No trials that they meet
Shall rob them of their rest;
For Jesus makes them all complete,
In his own righteousness.


All hail, thou conqu❜ring King!
Come quickly from above;
And all thy chosen race shall sing
Thy free redeeming love.

214. C. M. Watts.

Our comfort in the covenant of grace.

OUR God, how firm his promise stands,

E'en when he hides

He trusts in our Redeemer's hands

His glory and his grace.

2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints, Since Christ and we are one?

Thy God is faithful to his saints,
Is faithful to his Son.

3 Beneath his siniles my heart has liv'd, And part of heaven possess'd;

I praise his name for grace receiv'd,
And trust him for the rest.

215. L. M. Watts.

God's covenant and promise sure, Heb. vi. 17-19. TOW oft have sin and Satan strove

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 power performs the word,
And fills all heaven 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.
216. S. M.


Christ's Sympathy.

ID Christ o'er sinners weep,

our cheeks

Let floods of penitential grief Burst forth from every eye. 2 The Son of God in tears,

Angels with wonder see;
Be thou astonish'd, O my soul!
He shed those tears for thee.

3 He wept that we might weep,
Each sin demands a tear;
In heaven alone no sin is found,
And there's no weeping there.
217. C. M. Watts.


ALVATION!-O, the joyful sound
'Tis pleasure to our ears:
A sovereign balm for every wound,
A cordial for our fears.

2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,
At hell's dark door we lay;
But we arise by grace divine,
To see a heavenly day.
3 Salvation!-let the echo fly

The spacious earth around, While all the armies of the sky Conspire to raise the sound."

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218. S. M. Cowper.

keep the lamp alive,

"Tis water makes the willow thrive, And grace that feeds the soul.

The Lord's unsparing hand Supplies the living stream; It is not at our own command, But still derived from him.

Retreat beneath his wings,
And in his grace confide;
This more exalts the King of kings
Than all your works beside.

219. L. M. Watts.

a a theme;

My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name;
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound,
Ye heavens, reflect it to the ground.

2 O, may I reach that happy place
Where he unveils his lovely face,
There all his beauties to behold,
And sing his name to harps of gold!

220. 7's. Cowper

By grace ye are saved. Eph. 11. 5.

GRACE triumphant on the throne,

a reigns
Come, and bow beneath her sway,
Cast your idol-works away.

2 But the boasting heart replies,
'What! the worthy and the wise,
'Friends to temperance and peace,
'Have not these a righteousness?'

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3 Banish every vain pretence,
Built on human excellence;
Perish every thing in man,
But the grace that never can

221. 7's. Altered.

Love of Jesus.

LOVE divine, how sweet the sound!
May the theme on earth abound;
May the hearts of saints below,
With the sacred rapture glow!

2 Love amazing! large and free,
Love unknown, to think on me!
Jesus! of thy love possess'd,
I am now, and shall be blest.

3 Better than this life of mine,
Saviour, is thy love divine;
Drop the veil and let me see
Oceans of this love in thee.

222. C. M. Newton.

Your life is hid with Christ in God. Col. iii. 3.

REJOICE, believer, in the Lord,

Who makes your cause own; The hope that's built upon his word Can ne'er be overthrown.

2 Though many foes beset your road,
And feeble is your arm;

Your life is hid with Christ in God,
Beyond the reach of harm.

3 Weak as you are, you shall not faint,
Or fainting shall not die;
Jesus, the strength of every saint,
Shall aid you from on high.
4 Though sometimes unperceiv'd by sense,
Faith sees him always near,
A guide, a glory, a defence,

Then what have you to fear?

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