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165 For his Wisdom and Love. L.M.
He hath done all things well.-MARK vii. 37.
OH for a heart prepar'd to sing
2 How sov'reign, wonderful, and free, Is all his love to sinful me!
He saves me though I did rebel; "JESUS, my Lord, does all things well."
3 [Though oft a fiery flaming dart The tempter levels at my heart, With this I all his rage repel, "My Guardian doeth all things well."]
4 Whene'er my SAVIOUR and my GoD
5 Sometimes he's pleas'd his face to hide, To make me pray, or kill my pride; Yet am I help'd on this to dwell, "My SAVIOUR doeth all things well."
6 Soon shall I pass the vale of death, And in his arms resign my breath: Yet then, e'en then, my soul shall tell, "JESUS is with me: all is well."
7 And when to that bright world I rise, And join the anthems in the skies; Above the rest these notes shall swell, "My SAVIOUR has done all things well."
166. Faith. S.M.
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of your-
THE HOLY SPIRIT.
JESUS it owns a King,—
To him it leads the soul,
4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
167. Faith. Ss.
Being justified by faith, we have peace with GOD through our Lord JESUS CHRIST: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of GOD.-ROM. v. 1, 2.
AS soon as a sinner believes,
And trusts in his crucified GOD,
And brings such salvation as this,
2 It treads on the world and on hell; It vanquishes death and despair; And Oh let us wonder to tell,
It overcomes heaven by prayer ;—
With God to commune as a friend;
And look for his love to the end.
3 It says to the mountains, " Depart," That stand betwixt God and the soul; It binds up the broken in heart,
And makes wounded consciences Bids sins of a crimson-like dye [whole; Be spotless as snow and as white; And raises the sinner on high To dwell with the angels of light.
168. Faith. S.M.
They shall not be ashamed that wait for me.-ISAIAH xlix. 23.
YOUR harps, ye trembling saints, Down from the willows take; Loud to the praise of CHRIST our Lord, Bid every string awake.
3 His grace shall to the end
Though in a foreign land,
The time of love will come,
Tarry his leisure, then,
6 Blest is the man, O God!
The gifts and calling of GOD are without repentance.ROM. xi. 29.
O LORD! why should I doubt thy love, Or disbelieve thy grace?
Sure thy compassions ne'er remove,
2 Thy smiles have freed my heart from My drooping spirits cheer'd; [pain, And wilt thou not appear again
Where thou hast once appear'd?
3 Hast thou not form'd my soul anew,
4 Dost thou repent? wilt thou deny
5 Lord! let not groundless fears destroy