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A joy springs up amid distress,
A fountain in the wilderness. 2 0, to be brought to Jesus' feet,
Though trials fix me there,
For he will hear my prayer ;
The Lord is nigh to answer ine.
Still blessed when it takes ;
Who heals the heart he breaks : Perfect and true are all his ways, Whom heaven adores and death obeys.
195. L. M. 61. H. WARE, JR.
[Written in Sickness, March, 1836.]
Prayer for Peace in God.
I may find perfect peace with God.. 2 The errors of my heart I know;
I feel my deep infirmities;
As empty, though as fair, as they. 3 Forgive the weakness I deplore,
And let thy peace abound in me,
196. 7 & 6s M. Rippon's Col.
The Soul aspiring to Heaven. 1 RISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings;
Thy better portion trace; Rise from transitory things,
Towards heaven, thy native place. Sun, and moon, and stars decay; Time shall soon this earth remove; Rise, my soul, and haste away
To seats prepared above. 2 Rivers to the ocean run,
Nor stay in all their course;
Both speed them to their source.
To rest in his embrace.
197. S. M. Watts.
Heavenly Joy on Earth.
And let our joys be known ;
And thus surround the throne. 2 The sorrows of the mind
Be banished from the place : Religion never was designed
To make our pleasures less.
Glory begun below;
4 Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry : We're marching through Immanuel's ground,
To fairer worlds on high.
198. C. M. Wesley's Col.
The Saints Rest.
To all thy people known-
And thou art loved alone ; —
Is fixed on things above;
Cast out by perfect love.
Believe, and enter in!
And let me cease from sin !
4 Remove all hardness from my heart;
All unbelief remove;
The Sabbath of thy love.
1. L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Memory of the Past.
2 So, when the transient storm is past,
The sudden gloom and driving shower,
200. 11s M. CunninghAM.
“ Are they not all ministering Spirits ? ” 1 How cheering the thought, that the spirits in bliss
Will bow their bright wings to a world such as this, Will leave the sweet joys of the mansions above, To breathe o'er our bosoms some message of love!
2 They come, – on the wings of the morning they
come, — Impatient to lead some poor wanderer home, Some pilgrim to snatch from this stormy abode, And lay him to rest in the arms of his God.
LIFE, DEATH, AND FUTURITY.
201. L. M. Dopdridge.
The Wisdom of redeeming Time. 1 God of eternity, from thee
Did infant Time his being draw :
Revolve by thine unvaried law.
Steady and strong the current flows,
The boundless gulf from which it rose. 3 With it the thoughtless sons of men
Before the rapid stream are borne
Whence not one soul can e'er return. 4 Yet while the shore on either side
Presents a gaudy, flattering show,
Nor think to what a world we go. 5 Great Source of wisdom, teach our hearts
To know the price of every hour, "That time may bear us on to joys
Beyond its measure and its power.