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3 O Father of mercies, on me,
On me, in affliction, bestow
A sanctified use of my wo:
To all thy appointments submit;
And joyfully die at thy feet.
I all the felicity prove,
Of dying in Jesus's love:
With Jesus above I sit down;
And glory obtain in a crown.
4th P. M. 886, 886. Death of a relative or friend. TF death our friends and us divide,
Thou dost not, Lord, our sorrow chide,
Or frown, our tears to see;
For them that rest in thee.
; Redeem'd from death, and grief, and pain, We soon shall find our friend again
Within the arms of God. 3 Pass a few fleeting moments more, And death the blessing shall restore
Which death has snatch'd away; For us thou wilt the summons send, And give us back our parted friend,
In that eternal day.
L. M. Sustaining grace prayed for. VAUGHT by our Lord, we will not pray
Out of the world to be removed ; But keep us, in our evil day,
Till patient faith is fully proved. 2 From sin, the world, and Satan's snare,
The members of thy Son defend, Till all thy character we bear,
And grace matured in glory end.
9th P. M. 87, 87. Bereavement and resignation. ESUS, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that death has won, We would, at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say,—Thy will be done.
Though afflicted, not alone :
Blessed Lord,—Thy will be done. 3 Though to-day we're fill'd with mourning,
Mercy still is on the throne; With thy smiles of love returning,
We can sing,—Thy will be done. 4 By thy hands the boon was given;
Thou hast taken but thine own: Lord of earth, and God of heaven,
Evermore,--Thy will be done. 643 26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76.
Exulting in the favour of God.
Our hearts exulting spring,
Thou everlasting King :
We'll celebrate thy glory,
With all the saints above;
Of thy redeeming love.
Bedecks the dewy east,
Upon the ocean's breast;
Jehovah, thou shalt hear;
And be thou ever near.
We pass the dang'rous road,
Up to their bright abode;
Our toils and conflicts o'er,
Forever, ever more.
THE CLOSET. 644
C. M. Retirement and meditation. JAR from the world, O Lord, I flee,
From strife and tumult far; From scenes where Satan wages still
His most successful war.
With prayer and praise agree;
For those who follow thee.
And grace her mean abode;
Does she commune with God!
4 Author and Guardian of my life,
Sweet Source of light divine, And all harmonious names in one,
My Saviour,—thou art mine! 5 The thanks I owe thee, and the love,
A boundless, endless store,
When time shall be no more. 645
C. M. Enter into thy closet. ATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord, Encouraged by the Saviour's word
To ask thy pard’ning grace. 2 Ent’ring into my closet, I
The busy world exclude ;
And groan to be renew'd.
I solemnly retire;
And grant my heart's desire.
And know my sins forgiven; And do on earth thy perfect will,
As angels do in heaven. 646
Sees through the darkest night;
With heart-discerning sight.
My faithful homage paid,
3 O may thine own celestial fire
The incense still inflame,
Through my Redeemer's Name. 4 So shall the visits of thy love,
My soul in secret bless;
Thy suppliant to confess. 647
From every cumb’ring care,
In humble, grateful prayer. 2 I love in solitude to shed
The penitential tear,
Where none but God can hear. 3 I love to think on mercies past,
And future good implore,
On Him whom I adore.
Of brighter scenes in heaven;
While here by tempests driven. 5 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er,
May its departing ray
And lead to endless day. 648
Distinctly marks each deep recess;
And with thy presence fill the place.