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211. C. M. Watts.
BEST are the souls that hear and know
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,
212. C. M. Watts.
Saints in the hand of Christ. John x. 28, 29. NIRM as the earth thy gospel stands, My Lord, my hope, my trust; If I am found in Jesus' hands, My soul can ne'er be lost.
2 His honour is engag'd to save
3 Nor death, nor hell, shall e'er remove
In the dear bosom of his love
213. S. M. Daniel.
The Church Secure in Christ,
The church of God on earth,
Are shelter'd from the storms of wrath,
No trials that they meet
All hail, thou conqu❜ring King!
214. C. M. Watts.
Our comfort in the covenant of grace.
OUR God, how firm his promise stands,
E'en when he hides
He trusts in our Redeemer's hands
His glory and his grace.
2 Then why, my soul, these sad complaints, Since Christ and we are one?
Thy God is faithful to his saints,
3 Beneath his siniles my heart has liv'd, And part of heaven possess'd;
I praise his name for grace receiv'd,
215. L. M. Watts.
God's covenant and promise sure, Heb. vi. 17-19. TOW oft have sin and Satan strove
my soul from thee, my God!
But everlasting is thy love,
2 The oath and promise of the Lord
3 Amidst temptations sharp and long,
ID Christ o'er sinners weep,
Let floods of penitential grief Burst forth from every eye. 2 The Son of God in tears,
Angels with wonder see;
3 He wept that we might weep,
ALVATION!-O, the joyful sound
2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,
The spacious earth around, While all the armies of the sky Conspire to raise the sound."
218. S. M. Cowper.
keep the lamp alive,
"Tis water makes the willow thrive, And grace that feeds the soul.
The Lord's unsparing hand Supplies the living stream; It is not at our own command, But still derived from him.
Retreat beneath his wings,
219. L. M. Watts.
a a theme;
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name;
2 O, may I reach that happy place
220. 7's. Cowper
By grace ye are saved. Eph. 11. 5.
GRACE triumphant on the throne,
2 But the boasting heart replies,
3 Banish every vain pretence,
221. 7's. Altered.
Love of Jesus.
LOVE divine, how sweet the sound!
2 Love amazing! large and free,
3 Better than this life of mine,
222. C. M. Newton.
Your life is hid with Christ in God. Col. iii. 3.
REJOICE, believer, in the Lord,
Who makes your cause own; The hope that's built upon his word Can ne'er be overthrown.
2 Though many foes beset your road,
Your life is hid with Christ in God,
3 Weak as you are, you shall not faint,
Then what have you to fear?