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2 Thou didst form me by thy power;
Thou wilt guide me hour by hour;
Ordered by thy wise decree;
Times of penury and wealth;
Times of triumph and relief;-
Times to taste a Savior's love;
40. S. M. Watts.
God our Shepherd.
I shall be well supplied ;
What can I want beside ? 2 He leads me to the place
Where heavenly pasture grows,
And full salvation flows. 3 If e'er I go astray,
He doth my soul reclaim,
For his most holy name. 4 While he affords his aid,
I cannot yield to fear;
41. 11s M. MONTGOMERY.
God our Shepherd. 1 The Lord is my Shepherd; no want shall I know:
I feed in green pastures; safe folded I rest :
oppressed. 2 Through the valley and shadow of death though I
stray, Since thou art my Guardian, no evil I fear; Thy rod shall defend me, thy staff be my stay;
No harm can befall with my Comforter near. 3 In the midst of affliction my table is spread;
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o'er; With perfume and oil thou anointest my head;
O, what shall I ask of thy providence more? 4 Let goodness and mercy, my bountiful God,
Still follow my steps, till I meet thee above;
42. C. M. Addison.
God's merciful and constant Protection.
My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise.
Thy tender care bestowed,
From whom those comforts flowed.
3 When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
And led me up to man.
4 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
With health renewed my face,
Revived my soul with grace.
My daily thanks employ;
That tastes those gifts with joy. 6 Through every period of my life,
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
The glorious theme renew.
43. L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Paternal Providence of God.
Of life's mistaken ill or good,
2 Thou givest with paternal care,
Howe'er unjustly we complain,
3 All things on earth, and all in heaven,
On thine eternal will depend;
4 Be this my care !~ to all beside
Indifferent let my wishes be ;
44. L. M. 61. MontgomERY.
The Christian Israel. 1 Thus far on life's perplexing path,
Thus far thou, Lord, our steps hast led, Snatched from the world's pursuing wrath, Unharmed though floods o’erhung our head : Like ransomed Israel on the shore,
Here then we pause, look back, adore. 2 Strangers and pilgrims here below,
Like all our fathers, in their day,
In cloud by day, in fire by night.
And stand, at length, on Jordan's brink,
45. C. M. COWPER.
Light and Glory of the Word.
Majestic like the sun:
It gives, but borrows none.
The gracious light and heat :
They rise, but never set.
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day.' 4 My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of Him I love,
In brighter worlds above.
46. S. M. Watts.
Excellence of God's Word. 1 Behold, the morning sun
Begins his glorious way!