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457.

P.M.-The heavenly Voyage. | JESUS! at thy command

I launch into the deep,
And leave my native land,

Where sin "lulls all asleep:
For thee I fain would all resign,

And sail to heaven with thee and thine. 2 Thou art my pilot wise;

My compass is thy word;
My soul each storm defies,

While I have such a Lord!
I trust thy faithfulness and power,

To save me in the trying hour.
3 Though rocks and quicksands deep,

Through all my passage lie,
Yet Christ will safely keep,

And guide me with his eye:
My anchor hope shall firm abide,

And I each boisterous storm outride. 4

By faith I see the land,

The port of endless rest;
My soul, thy sails expand,

And fly to Jesus' breast !
O may I reach the heavenly shore,

Where winds and waves distress no more! 5 Whene'er becalm'd I lie,

And storms forbear to toss,
Be thou, dear Lord, still nigh,

Lest I should suffer loss,
For more the treacherous calm I dread,
Than tempests bursting o'er my

head. 6 Come, heavenly wind, and blow

A prosperous gale of grace,
To waft from all below

To heaven, my destin'd place!
Then, in full sail, my port I'll find,
And leave the world and sin behind.

458.

C.M.-Perseverance.
1 REJOICE, believer, in the Lord,

Who makes your cause his own;
The hope that's built upon his word

Can ne'er be overthrown.
2 Though many foes beset your road,

And feeble is your arm,
Your life is hid with Christ in God,

Beyond the reach of harm.
3 Weak as you are, you shall not faint,

Or, fainting, shall not die;
Jesus, the strength of every saint,

Will aid you from on high. 4 Though sometimes unperceiv’d by sense,

Faith sees him always near;
A guide, a glory, a defence,

Then what have you to fear? 5 As surely as he overcame,

And triumph'd once for you,
So surely you that love his name,

Shall triumph in him too.

459. P.M.-“ I will trust and not be afraid." Isa. xii. 2. 1 WHEN we cannot see our way,

Let us trust and still obey;
He who bids us forward go,

Cannot fail the way to show.
2 Though the sea be deep and wide,

Though a passage seems denied,
Fearless let us still proceed,

Since the Lord vouchsafes to lead.
3 Though it seems the gloom of night,

Though we see no ray of light,
Since the Lord himself is there,
'Tis not meet that we should fear.

4 Night with him is never night;

Where he is, there all is light:
When he calls us, why delay?

They are happy who obey.
5 Be it our's, then, while we're here,

Him to follow without fear;
Where he calls us, there to go;
What he bids us, that to do.

460. C.M.- Establishment in Religion, from the God of all Grace.

1 Pet. v. 10, 11.
1 HOW rich thy favours, God of grace!

How various and divine!
Full as the ocean they are pour'd,

And bright as heaven they shine. 2 He to eternal glory calls,

And leads the wondrous way
To his own palace, where he reigns

In uncreated day.
3 Jesus, the herald of his love,

Displays the radiant prize,
And shews the purchase of his blood

To our admiring eyes.
4 He perfects what his hand begins,

And stone on stone he lays,
Till firm and fair the building rise,

A temple to his praise.
5 The songs of everlasting years,

That mercy shall attend,
Which leads, through sufferings of an hour,

To joys that never end.

461.

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S.M.-Union with Christ. 1 Cor. vi. 17.
MY Saviour! I am thine,

By everlasting bands;
My name, my heart, I would resign,

My soul is in thy hands.

2 To thee I still would cleave,

With ever-growing zeal;
Let millions tempt me Christ to leave,

They never shall prevail. 3 His Spirit shall unite

My soul to him, my Head;
Shall form me to his image bright,

And teach his path to tread.
Death may my soul divide,

From this abode of clay;
But love shall keep me near his side

Through all the gloomy way. 5 Since Christ and we are one,

What should remain to fear?
If he in heaven hath fix’d his throne,

He'll fix his members there.

462. C.M.-" Will ye also go away?" John vi. 67-69. 1 WHEN any turn from Zion's way,

(Alas! what numbers do!) Methinks I hear my Saviour say,

66 Wilt thou forsake me too!” 2 Ah, Lord! with such a heart as mine,

Unless thou hold me fast,
I feel I must, I shall decline,
And
prove

like them at last.
3 Yet thou alone hast power, I know,

To save a wretch like me:
To whom, or whither, could I go,

,
If I should turn from thee?
4 Beyond a doubt I rest assur'd

Thou art the Christ of God;
Who hast eternal life secur'd

By promise and by blood.

5 No voice but thine can give me rest

And bid my fears depart;
No love but thine can make me blest,
And satisfy my heart.

463. C.M.-Adherence to Christ. John vi. 68, 69. 1 LORD! should we leave thy hallowed feet,

To whom could we repair?
Where else such holy comforts meet,

As spring eternal there?
2 Unmingled joys 'tis thine to give,

And undecaying peace;
For thou canst teach us so to live,

That life shall never cease.
3 Thou only canst the cheering words

Of endless life supply:
Anointed of the Lord of lords,

The Son of God Most High.

464. S.M.— The Happiness and Security of Christ's Sheep. John X. 28. 1 MY soul, with joy attend,

While Jesus silence breaks;
No angel's harp such music yields,

As what my Shepherd speaks. 2 “ I know my sheep,” he cries,

My soul approves them well; “ Vain is the treacherous world's disguise,

“ And vain the rage of hell. 3 “ I freely feed them now

“ With tokens of my love,
“ But richer pastures I prepare,

, " And sweeter streams above. 4 “ Unnumber'd years of bliss

“ I to my sheep will give; And, while my throne unshaken stands,

“ Shall all my chosen live.

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