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And bids them on his love rely;
And he alone their wants supply.
The ant, in fummer, food prepare ;
Depend upon the Shepherd's care. 3 Jehovah is our Shepherd's name *
Then what have we, tho' weak, lo fear?
If we delpond while he is near.
When troubles press on ev'ry fide,
He can defend, he will provide.
Where, in full streams, falvation flows !
"And we may feed, secure from foes. 1
The sheep around in fafety lieto
For, he protects them with his eye to 7 Dear Lord, if I am one of thine,
From anxious thoughts I would be frée ; ;
XCV. The Garden,
And may instruction yield.
With which the spot is filled
t Micah, v. 4. .:03
2 Eden was. A dam's dwelling place,
While bleft with innocence ;
And drove the rebel thenec,
We should bemoan his fall;,
In ruin plung'd us all....
The second Adam taw,
From the avenging law.
With gardens in our fight,
In that tremendous night!
Which walls of love inclose;
And by his blefling grows.;
For grace has lown its feeds, ;
But thorns, and worthlelş weeds
May constant joys agord, is di!!
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XCVI,5 For a Garden Seat or Summer House.
Shelter from the rain or windt)
A shade from lcorching, heati
2 Enter, but with a ferious thought
Consider who is near!
The Lord is prefent here!
While reading, meets your eye;
And give a true reply!
As full of truth and grace ?
Your rest and hiding-place? 5 If so, for all events prepar'a,
Whatever storms may rise,
And guide you to the skies.
Will there your peace annoy; No fin, temptation, grief, or pain,
Intrude to damp your joy.!
Oh, seek him while you inay!
In that approaching day.
With terrors on his brow,
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;
His purpores lervants need their aid,
2 The fire restrain'd by God's commands,
Could only burn his people's bands,
Procur'd Elijah flesh and bread. 4 Thus creatures only can fulfil
Their great Creator's holy will ;
obey'd. 5 So if bis blessing he refuse,
Their pow'r to help they quickly lose;
Our hopes in disappointment eod. 6. Then let us trust the Lord alone,
And creature-confidence difown,
They cannot hurt if he be near.
Still they are guided by his love ;
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 ;,
• Daniel, iii. 27.
† Daniel, vi, 23.
3 Sometimes the mind beholds again
The past day's bus'nefs in review;
And sometimes all we meet is new. 4. What schemes we form, what pains we take
We fight, we run, we fly, we fall;
We scarcely then a trace recall.
Like clouds before the driving ttorm ;
Sent to admonith or in form.
What friends from heav'n, or foes from hell,
When we are sleeping, who can tell ? 7 One thing, at least, and 'tis enough,
We learn from this surprising fact;
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.
SEE, the world for youtb prepares,
Harlot-like, her gaudy Inares !
Thinks to find thee always smooth,
*. Ifaiah, xxix. 8.