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3 Proclaim “ salvation from the Lord,
“For wretched dying men;" His hand has writ the sacred word,
With an immortal pen.
The mighty promise shines;
Those everlasting lines.
And make them when he please ;
Fulfils his great decrees.
As that which built the skies;
Speaks all the promises. He said, “ Let the wide heav'n be spread,"
And heav'n was stretch'd abroad ; " Abra'm, I'll be thy God,” he said,
And he was Abra'm's God.
$0, might I hear thy heav'nly tongue,
But whisper, Thou art mine ! Those gentle words should raise my song,
To notes almost divine.
How would my leaping heart rejoice,
And think my heav'n secure ! I trust the all-creating voice;
And faith desires no more.
322. Precious Promises. 2 Peter i. 4. (P.1
1 L OW firm a foundation, ye saints of the 1
I1 Is laid for your faith, in his excellent w What more can be say, than to you he hath
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled. 2 In every condition, in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale, or abounding with wealt
“ As days may demand, so thy succour shall 3 “ Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismay
“I; I am thy God, and will still give thee aid “I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause
to stand, “ Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent har 4. “When thro' the deep waters I cause theet
“ The rivers of trouble shall not thee o'erflo “For I will be with thee, thy troubles to ble
“ And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 5 “When through fiery trials thy path way sha
“My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply “ The flame shall not hurt thee, I only desig
“ Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to ref 6 “E'en down to old age, all my people shall pl
“My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love “ And when hoary hairs shall their temples al
“Like lambs they shall still in my bosom bel 7 “The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repa
“ I will not, I will not, desert to bis foes;
23. God's Fidelity to his Promises. Rom. xi. 29.
I THE promises I sing,
1 Which sovereign love hath spoke;
They stand secure,
2 The mountains melt away,
But still the same, b. In radiant lines,
The promise shines,
3 Their harmony shall sound,
Through my attentive ears,
Midst all the shock,
• Divine Mercy celebrated. Psalm lxxxix,
and cxxxvi. (P. M.) I THY mercy, my God, is the theme of my so 1 The joy of my heart, and the boast of
tongue : Thy free grace alone, from the first to the la Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fa 2 Without thy free mercy I could not live here
Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair : But, through thy free goodness, my spirits revi
And he that first made me, still keeps me ali 3 Whene'er I mistake, thy kind mercy begins
To melt me, and then I can mourn for my sin And, led by the Spirit to Jesus's blood,
My sorrows are dry’d and my strength is renew 4 Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depal Dissolv'd by thy sun-shine, I fall to the groun
And weep to the praise of the mercy I found. 5 Thy mercy is endless, most tender and free;
No sinner need doubt, since 'tis giv'n to me; No merit will buy it, nor fears stop its course Good works are the fruits of its freeness and forc 6 Thy mercy in Jesus exempts me from hell;
Its glories I'll sing, and its wonders I'll tell ; 'Twas Jesus my friend, when he hung on the tre That open'd the channel of mercy for me.
Great Father of mercies, thy goodvess I own,
325. Salvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5. (S. M.) ..O RACE! 'tis a charming sound,
U Harmonious to my ear ;
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contriv'd a way
To save rebellious man,
Which drew the wond'rous plan. 3 Grace taught my wand'ring feet,
To tread the heav'nly road;
While pressing on to God.
. Through everlasting days ; - It lays in heav'n the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.
326. The returning Backslider ; or, a Prayer for
returning Grace. Hosea xiv. 1, 2. (P.M.) 11 W EARY of wand'ring from my God,
And now made willing to return,
For thee, not without hope, I mournis