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ANONYMOUS.

Peace for troubled Souls.

1 PEACE, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan

Reveals thy weight of inward woe;
Cease thy complaint, suppress thy groan,
And let thy tears forget to flow :
Behold, the precious balm is found,

To lull thy pain, to heal thy wound. • Come, freely come, by sin oppressed,

Unburden here thy weighty load;
Here find thy refuge and thy rest,
And trust the mercy of thy God :
Thy God 's thy Saviour, - glorious word!
For ever love and praise thy Lord.
L. M.
601.

WATTS.

Divine Protection. Psalm 121.

Up to the hills I lift my eyes,
The eternal hills beyond the skies;
Thence all her help my soul derives;

There my almighty Refuge lives. 2 He lives, the everlasting God,

That built the world, that spread the flood,
The heavens with all their hosts he made,

And the dark regions of the dead.
3 He guides our feet, he guards our way;

His morning smiles bless all the day;
He spreads the evening veil, and keeps

The silent hours while Israel sleeps. 4 Israel, - a name divinely blest, —

May rise secure, securely rest;
Thy holy Guardian's wakeful eyes
Adinit no slumber nor surprise.

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COME, we that love the Lord,

And let our joys be known; Join in a song with sweet accord,

And thus surround the throne.

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This awful God is ours,

Our Father and our Love;
He shall send down his heavenly powers

To

carry us above.

3

There shall we see his face,

And never, never sin,
There, from the rivers of his grace,

Drink endless pleasures in.

Yes, and before we rise

To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss

Should constant joys create.

5

The men of grace have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground

From faith and hope may grow.
Then let our songs abound,

And every tear be dry;
We're marching through Immanuel's ground,

To fairer worlds on bigh.

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S. M.

603. DODDRIDGE.
God's Care a Remedy for ours.
How gentle God's commands !

How kind his precepts are! “ Come cast your burdens on the Lord,

And trust his constant care."

2

While Providence supports,

Let saints securely dwell ;
That hand which bears all nature up,

Shall guide his children well.

3 Why should this anxious load

Press down your weary mind ? Haste to your Heavenly Father's throne,

And sweet refreshment find.

His goodness stands approved

Down to the present day; I'll drop my burden at his feet,

And bear a song away.

L. M.

604.

BROWNE.

Gratitude and Reliance.

GREAT Lord of earth, and seas, and skies
Thy wealth the needy world supplies;
And safe beneath thy guardian arm,
We live secured from every harm.

2 To thee perpetual thanks we owe

For all our comforts here below;
Our daily bread thy bounty gives,
And every rising want relieves.

3 To thee we cheerful homage bring;

In grateful hymns thy praises sing;
On thee we ever will depend,
The rich, the sure, the faithful Friend.

4 And, should thy measures seem severe,

Calmly may we thy chastening bear;
Without complaint to thee submit,
The unerring Judge of what is fit.

L. M.

605.

MORPETA.

The Use of Tears.

| How little of ourselves we know,

Before a grief the heart has felt!
The lessons that we learn of woe
Make strong the soul, as well as melt.

2 The energies too stern for mirth,

The reach of thought, the strength of will, 'Mid cloud and tempest have their birth, Though blight and blast their course fulfil.

3 And yet ’t is when it mourns and fears,

The laden spirit feels forgiven;
And through the mist of falling tears
We catch the clearest glimpse of heaven.

L. M.

606.

DODDRIDGE.

Faith encouraged.

1 Sing to the Lord, who loud proclaims

His various and his saving names;
O may they not be heard alone,
But by our sure experience known.

. Let great Jehovah be adored,

The eternal, all-sufficient Lord,
He through the world Most High confessed,

By whom 't was formed, and is possessed. 3 Awake, our noblest powers, to bless

The God of Abram, God of peace;
Now by a dearer title known, -

Father and God of Christ his Son. 4 Through every age his gracious ear

Is open to his servants' prayer;
Nor can one humble soul complain

That it hath sought its God in vain. 5 What unbelieving heart shall dare

In whispers to suggest a fear,
While still he owns his ancient name?

The same his power, his love the same. 6 To thee our souls in faith arise,

To thee we lift expecting eyes,
And boldly through the desert tread,
For God will guard here God shall lead.

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WATTg.
Looking upward.
The heavens invite mine eye;

The stars salute me round;
Father, I blush, I mourn, to lie

Thus grovelling on the ground.
2 My warmer spirits move,

And make attempts to fly;
O would that I had wings of love

To raise me swift and high,

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