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XCIV. Sheep.
TH
HE Saviour calls his people sheep,

And bids them on his love rely;
For he alone their fouls can keep,

And he alone their wants supply.
2 The bull can fight, the haré can flee,

The ant, in fummer, food prepare ;
But helpless sheep, and such are we,

Depend upon the Shepherd's care. 3 Jehovah is our Shepherd's name *

Then what have we, tho' weak, lo fear?
Our fin and folly we proclaim,

If we delpond while he is near.
4 When Satan threatens to devour,

When troubles press on ev'ry fide,
Think of our Shepherd's care and pow's,

He can defend, he will provide.
5 See the rich pastures of his grace,

Where, in full streams, falvation flows !
There be appoints our refting place,

"And we may feed, secure from foes. 1
6 There, 'midst the flock, the Shepherd dwells;

The sheep around in fafety lieto
The wolf, in vain, with malice (welts,

For, he protects them with his eye to 7 Dear Lord, if I am one of thine,

From anxious thoughts I would be frée ; ;
To trust, and love, and praise, is mine,
The care of all belongs to thee.

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XCV. The Garden,
A Garden contemplation fuits,

And may instruction yield.
Sweeter than all the flow'rs and fruits

With which the spot is filled
Plalm, xxii ..

t Micah, v. 4. .:03

2 Eden

2 Eden was. A dam's dwelling place,

While bleft with innocence ;
But fin o'erwhelm’d him with disgrace,

And drove the rebel thenec,
3 Oft as the garden-walk we tread,

We should bemoan his fall;,
The trespass ot our legal head

In ruin plung'd us all....
4 The garden of Gethsemane

The second Adam taw,
Oppress’d with woe, to set us free

From the avenging law.
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How stupid we, who can forget,

With gardens in our fight,
His agonies and bloody 1weat,

In that tremendous night!
6 His church as a fair garden Itands,

Which walls of love inclose;
Each tree is planted by his hands!

And by his blefling grows.;
7 Believing hearts are gardens too,' }

For grace has lown its feeds, ;
Where once, by nature, nothing grew I

But thorns, and worthlelş weeds
8 Such themes to those who Jęlus love,

May constant joys agord, is di!!
And make a barren delert prøve :991

The garden of the Lordy 191 1904 14

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XCVI,5 For a Garden Seat or Summer House.

Shelter from the rain or windt)
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A shade from lcorching, heati
A resting place you here may find; A
To eate your wcary feet.. OM A
Ilaiah, li. 3. ! Saiah, txit2.

2 Enter,

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2 Enter, but with a ferious thought

Consider who is near!
This is a confecrated fpot,

The Lord is prefent here!
3 A question of the utmost weight,

While reading, meets your eye;
May conscience witness to your state,

And give a true reply!
4. Is Jesus to your heart reveald,

As full of truth and grace ?
And is his name your hope and shield,

Your rest and hiding-place? 5 If so, for all events prepar'a,

Whatever storms may rise,
He, whom you love, will safely guard,

And guide you to the skies.
6 No burning fun, or storm, or rain,

Will there your peace annoy; No fin, temptation, grief, or pain,

Intrude to damp your joy.!
7 But if his name you have not known,

Oh, seek him while you inay!
Left you should meet his awful frown,

In that approaching day.
Wben the avenging Judge you fee,

With terrors on his brow,
Where can you hide, or whither fety. A

If you reje&t him now

XCVII: The Creatures in the Lord's Hands.

He water stood like walls of brass,

To let the fons of Ifrael pass;
And from the rock in rivers burft +
At Moles' prayer, to quench their thirst.
Exod. xiv.926 † Numb. xxv-SIL

2 The

His purpores lervants need their aid,

2 The fire restrain'd by God's commands,

Could only burn his people's bands,
Too faint, when he was with them there,
'To fioge their garments or their hair.
At Daniel's feet tbe lions lay +
Like harmless lain bs, nor touch'd their preys
And ravens, which on carrion fed,

Procur'd Elijah flesh and bread. 4 Thus creatures only can fulfil

Their great Creator's holy will ;
And when his

obey'd. 5 So if bis blessing he refuse,

Their pow'r to help they quickly lose;
Sure as on creatures we depend,

Our hopes in disappointment eod. 6. Then let us trust the Lord alone,

And creature-confidence difown,
Nor if they threaten need we fear;

They cannot hurt if he be near.
7 If instruments of pain they prove,

Still they are guided by his love ;
As lancets by the surgeon's skill,
Which wound to cure, and not to kill.

XCVIII. On Dreaming. 1 WHEN Number feals our weary eyes,

The busy fancy wakeful keeps ; The scenes which then before us rise,

Prove, something in us never sleeps. 2 As in another world we feem,

A new creation of our own ;,
All appears real, tho' a dream,
And all familiar, tho' unknown.

• Daniel, iii. 27.

† Daniel, vi, 23.

3 Sometimes

3 Sometimes the mind beholds again

The past day's bus'nefs in review;
Refumes the plasure or the pain,

And sometimes all we meet is new. 4. What schemes we form, what pains we take

We fight, we run, we fly, we fall;
But all is ended when we wake,

We scarcely then a trace recall.
5 But tho' our dreams are often wild,

Like clouds before the driving ttorm ;
Yer fome important may be ftyld,

Sent to admonith or in form.
6 What mighty agents have access,

What friends from heav'n, or foes from hell,
Our minds to comfort or diltrels,

When we are sleeping, who can tell ? 7 One thing, at least, and 'tis enough,

We learn from this surprising fact;
Our dreams afford fufficient proof,

The foul, without the flesh, can acti 8 This life, which mortals so esteem, That

many choose it for their all, They will confefs, was but a dream When 'waken'd by death's awtul call.

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SEE, the world for youtb prepares,

Harlot-like, her gaudy Inares !
Plealures round her seem to wait,
But 'is all a painted cheat.
2 Rash and unsuspecting youth

Thinks to find thee always smooth,
Always kind, till better taught,
By experience dearly bought.

*. Ifaiah, xxix. 8.

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