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2 Let'us think of birt who bought us:
'Tis the SAVIOUR'S OWIT command: When we wander'd Jesus sought us,
Now he leads us by the band:
We shall sing his endless praise. 3 O how much his people owe him,
O what grace our Lord has shown !
All that once we call’d our own;
476. After Receiving. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life.
Joan vi. 35.
Boast how excellent they prove;
We have meat they know not of;
Saints adore him,
Bow before him,
SECTION EIGHTH.A. 98T MISCELLANEOUS.
477. Desiring the Presence of God in
Affliction. C.M. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD?
for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? Psal. xüj. I. THY gracious presence,
0 My every wish contains
1 With this beneath affliction's load,
My heart no more complains. 2 This can my every care control,
Gild each dark scene with light;
1 3 O happy scenes of pure delight ! }
Where thy full beams impart 3)
And rapture to the heart.
My spirit longs to know;
Nor 'can they rest below. -4.25.14 5 Lord, shall the breathings of my heart
Aspire in vain to thee Confirtn my hope, that where thou art,
I shall for ever be.
6 Then shall my cheerful spirit sing
The darksome bours away,
To everlasting day.
478. The benefits of Affliction. 8—7—4.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.)
While the billows o'er me roll,
Hallelujah, praise the LORD. 2[* Thus, the lion yields me honey,
From the eater food is given, Strengthen’d thus I still press forward, Singing as I pass to heaven,
“ Sweet affliction,"
And my sins are all forgiv'n.] 3 So, in darkest dispensations,
Doth my faithful LORD appear,
To re-animate and cheer:
Thus to bring my Saviour near.
* Judg. xiv. 14.
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Every word my love demands. : il 5 All I meet I find assists me
In my path to heav'nly joy;
Hallelujah, Praise the LORD. 1"} 6 Bless'd there with a weight of glory,
Still the path I'll ne'er forget, A
- Sweet affliction,"
479. Christian Meeting. L. M.
Where two or three, are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.-MAT. xviii. 20.
KINDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,
2 [To you and me by grace 'tis given
To know the Saviour's precious name;
Our hope, our way, our end the same.] 3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above,
And cause our hearts to burn with love. 4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians meet together thus;
Who liv'd, and died, and reigns for us. 5 [We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffer'd for us here below;
And what he's doing for us now.] 6 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We'll love, and wonder, and adore :
480. Christian Meeting. 7s. Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your