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6. Through this vain world he guides our feet, And leads us to his heav'nly seat: His mercies ever shall endure,

When this vain world shall be no more.


Hymn 144. S. M.

From the German.
OMMIT thou all thy griefs

To his sure trust and tender care,

Who earth and heav'n commands:
Who points the clouds their course,
Whom winds and seas obey,
He shall direct thy wand'ring feet,
He shall prepare thy way.

2. Thou on the Lord rely:

So safe shalt thou go on..

Fix on his work thy stedfast eye,
So shall thy work be done.
No profit canst thou gain

By self-consuming care:

To him commend thy cause, his ear
Attends the softest pray❜r..

3. Thine everlasting truth:

Father thy ceaseless love,

Sees all thy children's wants, and knows

What best for each will prove.

And whatso'er thou will'st,

Thou dost, O King of kings;
What thine unerring wisdom chose,
Thy pow'r to being brings.

4. Thou ev'ry where hast way,
And all things serve thy might :

Thy ev'ry act a blessing is,

Thy path unsullied light...

When thou arisest, Lord,

What shall thy work withstand?

What all thy children want, thou giv'st:

Who, who shall stay thy hand?

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Hymn 145. s. M.

From the German.

IVE to the winds thy fears:
Hope, and be undismay'd:

God hears thy sighs, and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head.

Thro' waves and clouds and storms,
He gently clears thy way:

Wait thou his time, so shall this night
Soon end in joyous day.

2. Still heavy is thy heart:

Still sink thy spirits down:
Cast off the weight, let fear depart,
And ev'ry care be gone.

What though thou rulest not,

Yet heav'n, and earth, and hell Proclaim, God sitteth on the throne And ruleth all things well.

3. Leave to his sov'reign sway

To choose and to command:
So shalt thou, wond'ring, own his way,
How wise, how strong his hand!
Far, far above thy thought

His counsel shall appear,

When fully he the work hath wrought,
That caus'd thy needless fear.

4: Thou seest our weakness, Lord,
Our hearts are known to thee:
O lift thou up the sinking head,
Confirm the feeble knee.
Let us in life, in death,

Thy stedfast truth declare,

And publish with our latest breath,
Thy love and guardian care.

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Hymn 146. L. M.


OD of my life, whose gracious pow'r
Thro' various deaths my soul hath led,
Or turn'd aside the fatal hour,

Or lifted up my sinking head!
2. In all my ways thy hand I own,
Thy ruling providence I see;
Assist me still my course to run,
And still direct my path to thee.
3. Whither, O whither should I fly,
But to my loving Saviour's breast,
Secure within thy arms to lie,

And safe beneath thy wing to rest? 4. I have no skill the snare to shun,

But thou, O Christ! my wisdom art; I ever into ruin run,

But thou art greater than my heart.
5. Foolish, and impotent, and blind-
Lead me a way I have not known;
Bring me where I my heav'n may
The heav'n of loving thee alone.
$. Enlarge my heart to make thee room:
Enter, and in me ever stay;

The crooked then shall straight become:
The darkness shall be lost in day!

Hymn 147. P. M.

HO' troubles assail and dangers affright;


Tho' friends should all fail, and foes all unite: Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, The promise assures us: The Lord will provide. 2. The birds without barn or store-house are fed: From them let us learn to trust for our bread: His saints what is fitting shall ne'er be deny'd, So long as it's written: The Lord will provide..

3. We all may, like ships, by tempest be tost
On perilous deeps, but need not be lost:
Tho' satan enrages the wind and the tide,
Yet scripture engages: The Lord will provide.
4. His call we obey, like Abrah'm of old:

We know not the way, but faith makes us bold; For tho' we are strangers, we have a sure guide, And trust in all dangers: The Lord will provide. 5. When satan appears to stop up our path, And fills us with fears, we triumph by faith: He cannot take from us (tho' oft he has try'd) The heart cheering promise: The Lord will provide. 6. He tells us we're weak, our hope is in vain, The good that we seek, we ne'er shall obtain: But when such suggestions our graces have try'd, This answers all questions: The Lord will provide. 7. No strength of our own, nor goodness we claim, Our trust is all thrown on Jesus's name;

In this our strong tower, for safety we hide; The Lord is our pow'r: The Lord will provide.. 3, When life sinks apace, and death is in view, The word of his grace shall comfort us through; Not fearing or doubting, with Christ on our side, We hope to die shouting: The Lord will provide.

Hymn 148. c. M. moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform :


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He plants his footsteps in the sea,,
And rides upon the storm..

2. Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill;

He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his sov'reign will.

3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread

Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace:
Behind a frowning providence,
He hides a smiling face.
5. His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;

The bud may have a bitter taste;
But sweet will be the flow'y.

6. Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in vain.
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

Hymn 149. L. M.

Prhy great provider still is near;

EACE, troubled soul, thou need'st not fear;

Who fed thee last will feed thee still,
Be calm, and sink into his will.

2. The Lord who built the earth and sky,
In mercy stoops to hear thy cry ;
His promise all may freely claim :
"Ask and receive in Jesu's name."

3. His stores are open all and free,
To such as truly upright be:

Water and bread, he'll give for food,
With all things else which he sees good.
4. Your sacred hairs which are so small,
By God himself are number'd all ;
This truth he's publish'd all abroad,
That men may learn to trust the Lord.-
5. The ravens daily he doth feed,

And sends them food as they have need;
Although they nothing have in store,
Yet as they lack he gives them more..

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