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And death ungrasp'd his fainting preyi

2. Better than my boding fears

To me thou oft hast prov'd;
Oft observ'd my silent tears,

And challeng'd thy belov'd :
Mercy to my rescue flew,

Pain before thy face withdrew,

And sorrow fled away.
3. Now as yesterday the same,

In all my troubles nigh,
Jesus, on thy word and name

I stedfastly rely :
Sure as now the grief I feel,

The promis'd joy I soon shall havez
And again to sinners tell

Thy pow'r and will to save.
4. To thy blessed will resign'd,

And stay'd on that alone,
I thy perfect strength shall find,

Thy faithful mercies own :
Compass'd round with songs of praise,

My all to my Redeemer give;
Spread thy miracles of graca,

And for thy glory live.

Hymn 277. C. M. 1. · J Be thou my heart's delight

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, grace, Remain my fav’rite theme always,

My joy by day and night. 2. Hung'ring and thirsting after thee,

May I be found each hour, Humble in heart, and constantly

Supported by thy pow'r!. 3. May thy blest Spirit to my heart,

Throughout my future race

True faith and constancy impart,

To live unto thy praise. 4. The mystry of redeeming lovel

be ever dear to me: 'Till I shall once in heav'n above,

Forever dwell with thee.

5. HOPE.

Hymn 278. s. M. 1,

me ,
In hope that I shall hear thy voice,
Shall one day see my God;
Shall cease from all my sins and strise,
Handle and taste the word of life,

And feel the sprinkled blood.
2. I shall not always make my moan,
Nor worship thee a God unknown,

But I shall live to prove Thy people's rest and saints' delight, The length, and breadth, and depth, and height

Of thy redeeming love.
3. Rejoicing now in earnest hope,
I stand, and from the mountain-top

See all the land below:
Rivers of milk and honey rise,
And all the fruit of paradise

In endless plenty grow:
4. A land of corn, and wine, and oil,
Favour'd with God's peculiar smile,

With ev'ry blessing blest;
There dwells the Lord our righteousness,
And keeps his own in perfect peace,

And everlasting rest.

Hymn 279. c. M.
JOYFUL sound of gospel-grace,

1.

O Christ shall in me appear

I, even I shall see his face;

I shall be holy here: 2. The glorious crown of righteousness

To me reach'd out I view; Conqu’ror through him I soon shall seize

And wear it as my due.
3. The promis'd land from Pisgah's top

I now exult to see ;
My hope is full (O glorious hope)

Of immortality!
4. He visits now this house of clay ;

He shakes his future home :
would'st thou, Lord, on this glad day,

Into thy temple come.
5. With me, I know, I feel thou art,

But this cannot suffice,
Unless thou plantest in my

heart A constant paradise. 6. My earth thou water'st from on high ;

Oh make it all a pool ! Spring up, O well, I ever cry,

Spring up within my soul.

Hymn 280. P. M.

1.

Ye pris'ners of the Lord,
And wait till Christ appear,

According to his word;
Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me,

shall from all our sins be free.

2. The Lord; our righteousness,

We have long since receivid: Salvation nearer is

Than when we first believ'd; Rejoice in hope. &c. 3. In God we put our trust:

If we our sins confess,
Faithful he is, and just,

From all unrighteousness
To cleanse us all, both you and me,

We shall from all our sins be free. 4. Surely in us the hope

of glory shall appear; Sinners, your heads lift up,

And sce redemption near;
Again, I say, rejoice with me,
We shall from all our sins be free.

Hymn 281. c. M.
OW happy ev'ry child of grace,

Who knows his sins forgiv'n!
This earth, he cries, is not my place,

I seek my place in heav'n:
A country far from mortał sight:

Yet, O! by faith I see
The land of rest; tlre saints' delight,

The heav'n prepar'd for me. 2. O what a blessed hope is ours !

While here on earth we stay,
We more than taste the heav'nly powrs,

And antedate that day:
We feel the resurrection near,

Our life in Christ conceald,
And with his glorious presence here

Our earthen vessels filld.
3. O would he more of heav'n bestow!

And when the vessels break;

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