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3 Remember him who once applied
With trembling for relief; “ Lord, I believe," with tears, he cried,
“O help my unbelief."
And healing virtue stole,
" Thy faith has made thee whole.” 5 Conceal'd amid the gathering throng,
She would have shunn'd thy view,
Had strong misgivings too.
To touch thee if we may,
Send none unheal'd away.
C.M.- The Power of Faith. 1 FAITH adds new charms to earthly bliss,
And saves me from its snares;
And softens all my cares:2 Extinguishes the thirst of sin,
And lights the sacred fire
desire. 3 The wounded conscience knows its power,
The healing balm to give:
And make the dying live.
Where deathless pleasures reign,
5 Shews me the precious promise seal’d
With the Redeemer's blood,
Upon a faithful God.
Till this vile body dies;
Its Saviour, and its God.
'Midst all my griefs and snares; And death, encounter'd in thy sight,
No form of horror wears.
Then raise them to thy seat,
At its Redeemer's feet.
Be dead to every sin;
That Jesus reigns within.
Nor asks a surer ground;
Where heaven itself is found.
L.M.- A living and dead Faith. 1 THE Lord receives his highest praise
From humble minds and hearts sincere While all the loud professor says,
Offends the righteous Judge's ear.
2 To walk as children of the day,
To mark the precept's holy light,
Shew who are pleasing in his sight. 3 Not words alone it cost the Lord,
To purchase pardon for his own,
Return the Saviour words alone. 4 With golden bells, the priestly vest,
And rich pomegranates border'd round, The need of holiness express'd,
And call'd for fruit as well as sound. 5 Easy, indeed, it were to reach
A mansion in the courts above,
Might serve instead of faith and love. 6 But none shall gain the blissful place,
Or God's unclouded glory see,
Unless that grace has made him free.
307. L.M.-Acting as seeing Him who is invisible. Heb. xi. 27. 1 ETERNAL and immortal King,
Thy peerless splendours none can bear, But darkness veils seraphic eyes,
When God with all his lustre's there. 2 Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom,
The Great Invisible can see,
In fix'd regards, great God, to thee. 3 Then every tempting form of sin,
Sham'd in thy presence, disappears! And all the glowing raptur'd soul,
The likeness it contemplates, wears.
4 O ever-conscious to my heart,
Witness to its supreme desire,
For it hath caught the heavenly fire. 5 This one petition would it urge,
To bear thee ever in its sight,
308. P.M.-For Peace in Believing. John xiv. 1. 1 CALMER of my troubled heart,
Bid my unbelief depart;
Speak, and all my soul is peace. 2 Comfort me whene'er I mourn,
With the hope of thy return;
P.M.-Joy and Peace in Believing. 1 SOMETIMES a light surprises
The Christian while he sings;
With healing in his wings:
He grants the soul again
To cheer it after rain. 2 In holy contemplation,
We sweetly then pursue
And find it ever new;
We cheerfully can say,
Bring with it what it may.
3 It can bring with it nothing,
But he will bear us through;
Will clothe his people too;
No creature but is fed;
Will give his children bread.
Their wonted fruit shall bear,
Nor flocks nor herds be there:
His praise shall tune my voice;
I cannot but rejoice.
C.M.— The Influence of Faith.
And whispers “ This is thine,"
And peacefully decline.
Sheds a more sprightly ray;