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Let sickness blast, and death devour,
If heaven shall recompense our pains ; Perish the grass, and fade the flower,
If firm the Word of God remains.
4 I dwell with all my humble saints
While they on earth remain ; And they, exalted, dwell with me,
With me for ever reign.
Isaiah xl. 27-31.
HYMN 206. C. M.
HYMN 208. 11. 1.
Habakkuk iii. 17-19.
ALTHOUGH the vine its fruit deny:
The budding fig-tree droop and die, As if the Lord o’erlook'd thy cares,
No oil the olive yield; Or pitied not thy grief ?
Yet will I trust me in my God, 2 Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard, Yea, bend rejoicing to his rod, That firm remains on high,
And by his grace be heal’d. The everlasting throne of Him
2 Though fields, in verdure once array'd, Who made the earth and sky ?
By whirlwinds desolate be laid, 3 Art thou afraid his power will fail
Or parch'd by scorching beam; In sorrow's evil day?
Still in the Lord shall be my trust, Can the Creator's mighty aimi
My joy ; for, though his frown is just, Grow weary or decay ?
His mercy is supreme. 4 Supreme in wisdom as in power
3 Though from the fold the flock decay, The Rock of Ages stands;
Though herds lie famish'd o'er the lea, Thou canst not search his mind, nor trace
And round the empty stall; The working of his hands.
My soul above the wreck shall rise,
Its better joys are in the skies; - He gives the conquest to the weak,
There God is all in all.
4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest. His heavenly aids impart.
I yet will hope, and calmly rest, 6 Mere human energy shall faint,
Nay, triumph in his love: And youthful vigour ccase;
My lingering soul, my tardy feet, But those who wait upon the Lord,
Free as the hind he makes, and fleet. In strength shall still increase.
To speed my course above. 7 They, with unwearied step, shall tread
HYMN 209. C. M. The path of life divine;
St. John xiv. 6. With growing ardour onward move,
THOU art the Way, to thee alone Witlı growing brightness sline.
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek, 8 On cagles' wings they mount, they soar
Must seek him, Lord, by thee. On wings of faith and love; Till, past the sphere of earth and sin,
Thou art the Truth, thy word alone They rise to heaven above.
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind
And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the Life, the rending tomb) My throne is six'd on high ;
Proclaims thy conquering arm, There, through eternity, I hear
And those who put their trust in theo The praises of the sky:
Nor death nor liell shall harm, 2 Yet, looking down, I visit oft
4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life The humble, hallow'd cell;
Grant us that way to know, And, with the penitent who mour,
That trutlı to keep, that life to win. 'Tis my delight to dwell
Whose joys eternal flow. 3 My presence heals the wounded heart
HYMN 210. S. M.
Philippians ii, 12, 13.
| HEIRS o trending life,
While you wa sojourn here,
O let us our salvation work
With trembling and with fear. 2 God will support our hearts
With might before unknown; The work to be perform'd is ours,
The strength is all his own. 3 'Tis he that works to will,
'Tis he that works to do; His is the power by which we act,
His be the glory too!
HYMN 211. III. 1.
Ephesians v. 14–17. SIN INNER, rouse thee from thy sleep,
Wake, and o'er thy folly weep; Raise thy spirk dark and dead,
Jesus waits his light to shed. 2 Wake from sleep, arise from death,
See the bright and living path:
Leave thy folly, seek the skies. 3 Leave thy folly, cease from crime,
From this hour redeem thy time;
4 Be not blind and foolish still;
Call'd of Jesus, learn his will:
HYMN 212. C. M.
Hebrews xii, 1, 2.
Encompass us around;
But now with glory crown'd. 2 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspired,
Strive in the Christian race;
Their holy footsteps trace. 3 Behold a witness nobler still,
Who trod affiction's path,
Rewarder of our faith :
And moved by pitying love,
And now he reigns above.
Press we, to God's right hand; There, with the Saviour and his saints
Triumphantly to stand
N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the Psalıns and Hymns, refer to a division of the Metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four Classes, marked-I., II., III., IV. Class I. iucludes Common, Long, and Short metres, marked C. M., L. M., S. M. Class II. jucludes the other lambic metres, cight in number, marked II. 1, II. 2, II. 3, II. 4, &c., which meş
be named Two, one; Two, two ; Two, three, &c. Class III, includes the Trochaic metres, being five in number, marked III. 1, III. 2, III. 3, &c., which may
be named Three, one; Three, two, &c. Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in number, marked IV. 1, IV. 2, IV. 3
&c., and may be named Four, one; Four, two, &c.
And songs of highest worth,
And all the saints on earth,
To Christ, his only Son,
Eternal Three in One.
ToFather, Son, and Holy Ghost,
And suffering saints on earth adore;
Supremne o'er earth and heaven,
Be highest glory given,
By all in earth and heaven.
To God the Father, God the Son,
Ere time had yet its course begun
9 Whenever the Hymns are used at the celebration of Divine Scrvice, a certain pornox 47 7.0.101Ls of the
Psalms of David in metre shall also be sung.
TABLE OF FIRST LINES,
SHOWING WHERE TO FIND EACH HYMY BY THE BEGINNING
Page, A CHARGE to keep I have
96 God of the seas, thine awful voice 82 Ah, how shall fallen man
60 God of our fathers, by wliose hand - 102 Alas, what hourly dangers rise 70 Go forth, ye lieralds, in my name
78 All glorious God, wliat hymns of praise
“Go, preach my Gospel,” saith the Lord 78 Almighty Father, bless the word - 65 Grace! 'tis a charming sound
62 Almighty Lord, before thy throne 74 Great first of beings! mighty Lord 57 Although the vine its fruit deny 103 Great God, this sacred day of thine 64 And are we now brought near to God 77 Great God, to thee my evening song 94 And wilt thou, O eternal God
79 Great God, what do I see and hear - 100 And will ile Judge descend
100 | Great God, with wonder and with praise 57 Another six days' work is done 64 | Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
92 As, panting in the sultry beam
69 As, when the weary traveler gains 98
Hark! from the tombs a mournful sound 99 As o'er the past my memory strays
68 Hark! the glad sound, the Saviour comes 66 As the sweet flower that scents the moin 85 Hark! the herald angels sing
67 Awake, my soul, and with the sun 93
Hasten, sinner, to be wise
85 Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve 97 Hear, gracious God, my humble moan 91 Awake, ye saints, awake
Ilear what the voice from heaven declares 84
IIe dies, the Friend of sinners dies 73 Before Jehovah's awful throne
He's come, let every kuce be bent 74 Begin, my soul, the exalted lay 58 Heirs of unending life
103 Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth 90 High on the bending willows hung 72 Be still, my heart, these anxious cares - 91
How beauteous are their feet
68 Bless'd be tlou, the God of Israel 102 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Blest is the man whose softening licart - 82
88 Blest is the tie that binds
63 | How long shall carth's alluring toys · 100 Behold the Saviour of mankind 71 How helpless guilty nature lies
61 Children of the heavenly King
89 How oft, alas! this wretched heart 70 Christ from the deal is raised, and made 72 How short the race our friend has run 85 Christ the Lord is risen to-day 72 How wondrous and great
81 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come 73
I love tlıy kingdom, Lord
62 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove - 73
In loud exalted strains
65 Come let our voices join
81 Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart 101 I would not live alway; I ask not to stay 98
Inspirer and hearer of
prayer Come, ye that love the Lord
95 Deluded souls, that dream of heaven 88
96 Disown'd of heaven, by man oppress'd - 80 Jesus, Savionr of my sonl
Jesus, my strengtlı, my hope
88 Dread Jehovalı, God of nations
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 79 Eternal source of every joy 59 Joy is a fruit that will not grow
89 Faith is the Christian's evidence
87 Let heaven arise, let earth appear 57 Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone 65 Let worldly minds the world pursue 95 Father of mercies ! in thy word 57 Like Noah's weary dove
62 Father of all, whose love profound 74 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing 66 Father of mercies, bow thine ear 79 Lord, for llie just thou dost provide 83 Father, to thee my soul I lift 62 | Lord, how delightful 'tis to see
81 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss 91 Lord, my God, I long to know
90 Few are ily days, and full of woe 99 Lord of life, all praise excelling
82 Fountain of mercy, God of love 75.), Lord, unafflicted, undismay'd
92 Froin all that dwell below thie skies From Greenland's icy mountains - 80 | Lo! what a cloud of witnesses
- 104 Froin whence these direful omens round 71
Mercy, descending from above
82 Glory to thee, my God, this night 91 My God, and is tly table spread
77 Glory to the Father give 81 My God, permit me not to be
70 God moves in a inysterious way 60 | My God, since thou hast raised me up 84
3Lord, with glowing heart i'd praise thee 894 7. 5. Rey