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2 Here springs of consolation rise

To cheer the fainting mind:
And thirsty souls receive supplies,

And sweet refreshment find.
3 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
4 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties

may

I

see,
And still increasing light.
5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lora,

Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there."

262 O Lord, how manifold are thy works. [C.M.

Ps. civ. 24.
1 THERE is a book, who runs may read,

Which heavenly truth imparts;
And all the lore its scholars need,

Pure eyes and Christian hearts. 2 The works of God, above, below,

Within us and around,
Are pages in that book to show

How God himself is found.
3 The glorious sky embracing all

Is like the Maker's love;
Wherewith encompass'd, great and small
In
peace

and order move.
4 The moon above, the Church below,

A wondrous race they run ;
But all their radiance, all their glow,

Each borrows of its sun.

5 The Saviour lends the light and heat

That crown his holy hill;
The saints, like stars, around his seat

Perform their courses still.
6 The dew of heaven is like thy grace,

It steals in silence down;
But where it lights, the favour'd place,

By richest fruits is known.
7 One name above all glorious names,

With its ten thousand tongues
The everlasting sea proclaims,

Echoing angelic songs.
8 Thou, who hast given me eyes to see

And love this sight so fair,
Give me a heart to find out thee,

And read thee everywhere."

263 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light [7s. 69.

unto my path.-Ps. cxix. 105.
1 0 Word of God incarnate,

O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging.

O Light of our dark sky;
We praise thee for the radiance

That from the hallow'd page,
A lantern to our footsteps,

Shines on from age to age.
2 The church from her dear Master

Received the gift divine,
And still that light she lifteth

O'er all the earth to shine.
It is the golden casket
Where

gems of truth are stored;
It is the heaven-drawn picture

Of Christ, the living Word.

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3 It floateth like a banner

Before God's host unfurl'd;
It shineth like a beacon

Above the darkling world ;
It is the chart and compass,

That o'er life's surging sea,
Mid mists, and rocks, and quicksands,

Still guide, O Christ, to thee.
4 O make thy church, dear Saviour,

A lamp of burnish'd gold
To bear before the nations

Thy true light as of old :
O teach thy wandering pilgrims

By this their path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended,

They see thee face to face."

Sundays after Trinity : Faith.
“ WE KNOW THEE NOW BY FAITH.”

[C.M.

284 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place in

all generations.—Ps. xc. 1.
1 O GOD, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home :
2 Under the shadow of thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure :
Sufficient is thine arm alone,

And our defence is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless

years

the same.

4 A thousand ages in thy sight

Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night

Before the rising sun.
5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream

Dies at the opening day.
6 O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come;
Be thou our guard while life shall last,

And our eternal home.

265 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase [C.M.

our faith.Luke xvii. 5.

1 O FOR a faith that will not shrink

Though press’d by many a foe;
That will not tremble on the brink

Of poverty or woe ;-
2 That will not murmur nor complain

Beneath the chastening rod :
But, in the hour of grief or pain,

Can lean upon its God;
3 A faith that shines more bright and clear

When tempests rage without;
That when in danger knows no fear,

In darkness feels no doubt;-
4 A faith that keeps the narrow way

Till life's last spark is fled,
And with a pure and heavenly ray

Lights up a dying bed.
5 Lord, give me such a faith as this,

And then, whate'er may come,
I'll taste e'en here the hallow'd bliss

Of an eternal home.

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Our cyes wait upon the Lord our God. [6s. 48.

Ps. cxxiii. 2.
1 My faith looks up to thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,

Saviour divine :
Now hear me while I

pray,
Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day

Be wholly thine.
2 May thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,

My zeal inspire:
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire.
3 While life's dark maze I tread
And griefs around me spread,

Be thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray

From thee aside.
4 When ends life's transient dream,
When death's cold sullen stream

Shall o'er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love
Fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,

A ransom'd soul.

267

Incline your ear, and cone unto me. [D.C.M.

Isa. lv. 3.
1 I HEARD the voice of Jesus say,

Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down

Thy head upon my breast.

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