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2 But months and years are passing by,
And soon must all be gone;
Eternity comes on. 3 Days, months, and years must have an end,
Eternity has none;
4 Great God! an infant cannot tell
How such a thing can be ;
That long, long time with thee.
70 Ps. xci. 1.-“ He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
1 CALL Jehovah thy salvation,
Rest beneath the Almighty's shade,
Dwell, nor ever be dismay'd ;
Thou shalt dread no hidden snare;
In eternal safeguard there,
From the noisome pestilence,
God shall be thy sure defence.
When a thousand feel the blow,
Though ten thousand be laid low,
3 Thee, though winds and waves be swelling,
God, thine hope, shall bear through all,
Thee no evil shall befall ;
Watch and guard o'er thee to keep,--
Though in desert wilds thou sleep. 4 Since, with pure and true affection,
Thou on God hast set thy love,
He will shield thee from above :
He will hearken, he will save;
71 Ps. XCIV. 22.—“ My God is the Rock of my
Let me hide myself in thee;
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
Can fulfil thy law's demands ;
Thou must save, and thou alone.
Simply to thy Cross I cling i
Naked, come to thee for dress;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die!
When my eyes are clos'd in death,
72 Ps. xcvi. 11.-“ Let the heavens rejoice and
let the earth be glad before the Lord. for He cometh."
1 Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with hallelujah's rang,
When He spake, and it was done.
When the Prince of Peace was born;
Captive led captivity.
Songs of praise shall crown the day:
4 And shall man alone be dumb
5 Learning thus, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above:
73 Ps.clII. 1.-“ Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
all that is within me, bless his holy
name." 1 LET sinners sav'd give thanks and sing
Of mercies past, of joys to come; The Lord their Saviour is, and King, The Cross their hope, and Heav'n
2 Let sinners sav'd give thanks and sing,
Sweet is the subject of their song; Who made the children of a King
Expect to sit in Heav'n ere long.
The Lord has kept in dangers past;
His people safe to Heav'n at last!
Of Jesus sing through all their days;
And there for ever sing His praise.
74 Ps. cix. 4-5.-“ For my love they are my ad
versaries; they rewarded me hatred for
1 What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone
Around thy steps below;
What patient love was seen in all
Thy life and death of woe.
2 For ever on thy burden'd heart
A weight of sorrow hung,
Escaped thy silent tongue.
3 Thy foes might hate, despise, revile,
Thy friends unfaithful prove;
Thy heart could only love.
4 O give us hearts to love like thee,
Like thee, O Lord, to grieve
The wrongs that we receive.
5 One with thyself, may every eye
In us, thy brethren, see
From union, Lord, with Thee.
75 Ps. cxix. 94.-“ I am thine, save me, for I
have sought Thy precepts."
1 To Thee my heart would tell its griefs, O Lord,
My burning tears into thy bosom flow, For thou hast promised in thy faithful Word
That thou wilt bear the weight of all my woe.
2 And I am thine! O that my life were spent
In doing only all thy righteous will; That I might walk, on holiness intent,
And every hour delight to love Thee still.