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6. Through this vain world he guides our feet,
And leads us to his heav'nly seat:
Hymn 144. S. M.
From the German.
And ways into his hands ; .
Who earth and heav'n commands:
Whom winds and seas obey,
He shall prepare thy way. 2. Thou on the Lord rely :
So safe shalt thou go on.
So shall thy work be done..
By self-consuming care :
Attends the softest pray'r. 3. Thine everlasting truth :
Father thy ceaseless love,
What best for each will prove.
Thou dost, O King of kings ;
Thy pow'r to being brings. 4. Thou ev'ry where hast way,
And all things serve thy might:
Thy path unsullied light.
What shall thy work withstand ?
Who, who shall stay thy hand?
Hymn 145. s. M.
From the German,
God shall lift up thy head.
He gently clears thy way:
Soon end in joyous day. 2. Still heavy is thy heart :
Still sink thy spirits down:
And ev'ry care be gone.
Yet heav’n, and earth, and hell Proclaim, God sitteth on the throne
And ruleth all things well. 3. Leave to his sov'reign sway
To choose and to command :
How wise, how strong his hand !
His counsel shall appear,
That caus'd thy needless fear.
4. Thou seest our weakness, Lord,
Our hearts are known to thee: O lift thou up the sinking head,
Confirm the feeble knee.
Thy stedfast truth declare,
Thy love and guardian care.
Hymn 146. L. M. 1.
Thro'various deaths my soul hath leda Or turn'd aside the fatal hour,
Or lifted up my sinking head! 2. In all my ways thy hand I own,
Thy ruling providence I see; Assist me still my course to run,
And still direct my path to thee. 3. Whither, O whither should I fly,
But to my loving Saviour's breast, Secure within thy arms to lie,
And safe beneath thy wing to rest? 4. I have no skill the snare to shun,
But thou, O Christ! my wisdom art;,
heart. 5. Foolish, and impotent, and blind
Lead me a way I have not known; Bring me where I my heav'n may find,
The heav'n of loving thee alone.
Enter, and in me ever stay;
The darkness shall be lost in day!
Hymn 147. P. M. ): THOʻ troubles assail and dangers affright;
Tho' friends should all fail, and foes all unite: Yet one thing secures us, whatever bietide,
The promise assures us : The Lord will provide. 2. The birds without barn or store-house are fed:
From them let us learn to trust for our bread:
3. We all may, like ships, by tempest be tost
On perilous deeps, but need not be lost:
Yet scripture engages: The Lord will provide. 4. His call we obey, like Abrah’m of old :
We know not the way, but faith makes us bold; For tho’ we are strangers, we have a sure guide,
And trust in all dangers: The Lord will provide. 5. When satan appears to stop up our path,
And fills us with fears, we triumph by faith:
The heart cheering promise: The Lord will provide. 8. He tells us we're weak, our hope is in vain,
The good that we seek, we ne'er shall obtain:
This answers all questions: The Lord will provide... 7. No strength of our own, nor goodness we claim,
Our trust is all thrown'on Jesus's name;
The Lord is our pow'r : The Lord will provide.. 8, When life sinks apace, and death is in view,
The word of his grace shall comfort us through;
Hymn 148. Gimi
His wonders to perform :
And rides upon the storm.. 2. Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill ;
And works his sov'reign will..
The clouds ye so much dread
Ara big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head. 4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace: Behind a frowning providence,
He hides a smiling face. 5. His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour ;
But sweet will be the flow'. 6. Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in vain God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.
Hymn 149. L. M.
Who fed thee last will feed thee still,
Be calm, and sink into:his will.
In mercy stoops to hear thy cry ;
« Ask and receive in Jesu's name." 3. His stores are open all and free,
To such as truly upright be:
With all things else which he sees good. 4. Your sacred hairs which are so small,
By God himself are number'd all ;
That men may learn to trust the Lord. 5. The ravens, daily he doth feed,
And sends them food as they have need;