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Again I sought, and yet again;
I waited long, but not in vain. 4 Oh! 'twas a cheering word indeed!
Exactly suited to my need ;
I welcome all I fear'd before ;
For Christ's own pow'r shall on me reft. 6 My grace would foon exhausted be,
But his is boundless as the rea;
G A L A T I AN S.
CXXX. The Inward Warfare. Chap. v. 17.
What oppofires I feel within !
Too often I am captive led,
Yet daily triumph in my Head. 2 I prize the privilege of pray'r,
But oh! what backwardness to pray?
I seek his will in all I do,
Yet find my own is working too, 3 I call the promises my own,
And prize them more than mines of gold ; Yet tho' their i weerneis i have known, : They leave me unimprels'd a...d cold:
One hour upon the truth I feed,
The next I know not what I read.
Yet often, thromy unbelief,
proves a day of guilt and grief. 5 While on my Saviour I rely,
I know my foes shall lose their aim;
But foon niy confidence is flain,
And all my fears return again.
And grace and fin by turns prevail ; .
Bur Jesus has his promise past,
CXXXI. C. Contentment *. Chap. iv. Il.
As tempefts vex the fea;
When, Lord, we turn to thee. 2 In vain by reason and by rule,
We try to bend the will;
Can learn the beav'nly, kill,
* Book III. Hymn $5.
3 Since at his feet my soul bas fat,
His gracious words to hear;
I cast on him my care.
Then how canst thou complain ?
With everlasting pain !
Compare thy griefs with mine ; Think what my love for thee endur'd,
And thou wilt not repine. 6 'Tis I appoint thy daily lot,
And I do all things well : Thou soon fhalt leave this wretched fpot,
And rise with me to dwell.
Proportion'd to thy day;
To wipe thy tears away.”
In vain repinings spent;
Have learn'd to be content.
H E B R E W S.
CXXXII. C. Old-Teftament Gospel. Chap. iv. 23.
Not only had a view
But learn'd the gospel too:
2 The paschal sacrifice,
And blood-belpriokled door *,
And once apply'd with pow'r,
To reconcile an angry God.
His perfect innocence +,
Should be the foul's defence;
Must have no failings of his own. 4 The scape-goat on his head I
The people's trespass bore,
Was to be seen no more :
away. 5 Dipt in his fellow's blood,
The living bird went free
Express'd the finner's plea ;
And by a Saviour's death discharg'do 0 Jelus, I love to trace
Throughout the sacred page,
The fame in ev'ry age !
CXXXIII. The Word quick and powerful
Chap. iv. 12. 13.
With whom we have to do,
To pierce the finner thro'! 2 Swift as the lightnings blaze
When awful thunders roll,
And penetrates the foul.
From his all-piercing eyes;
Naked, without disguise. 4 He sees his people's fears, He notes their mournful
And helps them from on higb. 5
Tho' 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 donet: 7
Since all our secret ways
Are mark'd and koown by thee, Afford us, Lord, thy light of grace,
That we ourselves may fee. .
That pass for wisdom in the 1chools,
† Matth. v. 28.