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PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
33. c. M. CowPER.
Mysteries of Providence.
His wonders to perform :
And rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mines,
Of never-failing skill,
And works his sovereign will. 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take:
The clouds ye so much dread
In blessings on your head. 4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace:
He hides a smiling face.
Unfolding every hour :
6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain :
And he will make it plain.
34. L. M. Wesler's Col.
Through varied deaths my soul hath led,
2 In all my ways thy hand I own,
Thy ruling providence I see :
3 Whither, 0, whither should I fly,
But to my loving Father's breast?
And safe beneath thy wings to rest. 4 I have no skill the snare to shun;
But thou, O God, my wisdom art :
5 Foolish, and impotent, and blind,
Lead me a way I have not known; Bring me where I my heaven may find, The heaven of loving thee alone.
35. S. M. DoddridGE.
God's Care a Remedy for ours.
How kind his precepts are !
And trust his constant care."
2 While Providence supports,
Let saints securely dwell;
Shall guide his children well.
3 Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind ?
And sweet refreshment find.
4 His goodness stands approved
Down to the present day :
And bear a song away.
36. L. M. Dyer. Universal Care of Providence acknowledged. I GREATEST of beings, Source of life,
Sovereign of air, of earth, and sea,
2 Subject to wants, to thee he looks,
And from thy goodness seeks supplies ;
3 And whether grief oppress the heart;
Or whether joy elate the breast;
Or death invite the heart to rest; —
Thy sacred pleasure, Lord, obey;
37. C. P. M. Exeter Col.
Providential Goodness of God. 1 GREAT Source of unexhausted good, Who giv'st us health, and friends, and food,
And peace, and calm content, —
For all thy blessings lent.
To guard us and to guide;
Allure our souls aside.
And gild the thickest gloom ;
And guard the peaceful room.
And brightest hopes above;
Be sacred to thy love.
38. S. M. Dovdridge. God wise and merciful in Chastisement.
How gracious and how wise
Is our chastising God !
That blossom from his rod !
2 He lifts it up on high
With pity in his heart,
May grace and peace impart. 3 Instructed thus, they bow,
And own his sovereign sway;
To his forsaken way.
4. His covenant love they seek,
And seek the happy bands
To honor his commands.
5 Our Father, we consent
To discipline divine, And bless the pains that make our souls
Still more completely thine.
39. 7s M. Ryland.
“ My Times are in thy hand.”
1 Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise,