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i FAITH adds new charms to earthly bliss,

And saves me from it's snares: It's aid in ev'ry duty brings,

And softens all my cares;

2 Extinguishes the thirst of sin,

And lights the sacred fire
Of love to God, and heav'nly things,

And feeds the pure desire.

3 The wounded conscience knows it's pow'r'

The healing balm to give;
That balm the saddest heart can cheer,

And make the dying live.

4 Wide it unveils celestial worlds,

Where deathless pleasures reign; And bids me seek my portion there,

Nor bids me seek in vain ;

5 Shows me the precious promise seald

With the REDEEMER's blood; And helps my feeble hope to rest

Upon a faithful God.

6 There, there unshaken would I rest,

Till this vile body dies;
And then on faith's triumphant wings

At once to glory rise.


Believer rejoicing. i GRACIOUS LORD, my heart is fixed,

Sing I will, and sing of Thee;
Since the cup that justice mixed,
Thou hast drank, and drank for me:.

Great Deliv'rer!
Thou hast set the pris'ner free.
2 Lute and harp, awake to praise Him!

* All my pow'rs your tribute bring ! Though no praise can higher raise Him, (What can higher raise our King?)

Were I silent, .
E'en the stones would rise and sing.
3 Many were the chains that bound me;

But the LORD has loos’d them all:
Arms of mercy now surround me;
Favours these, nor few nor small :

SAVIOUR keep me:
Keep Thy servant lest he fall.
4. Fair the scene that lies before me:

Life eternal Jesus gives:
While He waves His banner o'er me,
Peace and joy my soul receives :

Sure His promise! I shall live because He lives. 5. When the world would bid me leave Thee,

Telling me of shame and loss, .
SAVIOUR, guard me lest I grieve Thee,
Lest I cease to love Thy cross :

This is treasure:
All the rest I count but dross.

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1 FAR from us be grief and sadness;

Farther still unhallow'd mirth:
Zion's sons may sing with gladness,
Their's are joys of heav'nly birth:

JESUS owns them :
He is LORD of heav'n and earth.

2 All the worldling's mirth is madness,

All his labour fruitless toil;
'Tis the saints that taste of gladness,
Though the world their choice revile:

Sweet their portion!
Life is in the SAVIOUR's smile.

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3 Worlds would seem as nothing to us,

Balanc'd with a SAVIOUR's love:
Since the LORD in mercy drew us, ·
Drew our souls to things above,

Earthly objects
Can no longer greatly move.

4 Once the world was all our treasure;

Then the world our hearts possess'd;
Now we taste sublimer pleasure,
Since the LORD has made us blest;

We can witness,
Jesus gives His people rest.

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1 IN glad amazement, LORD, I stand,

Amidst the bounties of Thy hand;
How numberless those bounties are !
How rich, how various, and how fair!

2 But O! what poor returns I make!

What lifeless thanks I pay Thee back! LORD, I confess with humble shame, My off'rings scarce deserve the name.

3 Fain would my lab'ring heart devise

To bring some nobler sacrifice;
It sinks beneath the mighty load :
What shall I render to my God?

4 To Him I consecrate my praise,

And vow the remnant of my days; Yet what at best can I pretend Worthy such gifts from such a friend? 5 In deep abasement, Lord, I see My emptiness and poverty : Enrich my soul with grace divine, And make it worthier to be Thine.

6 Give me at length an angel's tongue,

That heav'n may echo with my song:
The theme, too great for time, shall be
The joy of' long eternity.

Blessedness of true wisdom.

1 HAPPY the man that finds the grace,

The blessing of God's chosen race;
The wisdom coming from above,

The faith that sweetly works by love. 2 Happy beyond description, he.. Who knows “the SAVIOUR died for me !" The gift unspeakable obtains, And beav'nly understanding gains. 3 Wisdom divine! who tells the price

Of wisdom's costly merchandise?
Wisdom to silver we prefer,

And gold is dross compard to her.
4. Her hands are filld with length of days,

True riches, and immortal praise;
Riches of CHRIST, on all bestow'd,
And honour that descends from God.

5 To purest joys she all invites,

Chaste, holy, spiritual delights:
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her flow'ry paths are peace.

6 Happy the man who wisdom gains;

Thrice happy! who his guest retains : He owns, and shall for ever own, Wisdom, and CHRIST, and Heav'n, are one,

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