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How we may learn to fear, and love,
And serve the King of kings.
Elijah was sustained ;
For God the store maintained. 2 It seemed as if, from day to day,
They were to eat and die ;
He sent a fresh supply.
Just for the present hour,
Upon His word and power.
On which they can depend ;
For Jesus is their Friend.
S.M. 1 - Jeroboam's son
Some good thing we may trace, Which brought him to his grave in peace,
A sinner saved by grace.
Implanted in the mind,
And full salvation find.
3 And we are not too young
This saving change to know ;
This good thing can bestow.
He heard Abijah's prayer :
Who seek salvation here.
Peaceful their end shall be ;
The Saviour's face to see. 77 Abijah.
L. M. 1 THINK how the young Abijah stood,
Blooming in youth, beloved of God;
That in him some good thing was found. 2 Almighty grace his mind renewed,
And all his soul to God subdued ;
To love and choose the better part.
'Twas heav'nly teaching made him wise ; And God's bright image on his soul
Adorned, and blessed, and crowned the whole. 4 Thus lived and died this happy youth,
A monument of grace and truth : May each dear youth to pray incline, 'Lord, let Abijah's case be mine!'
Elijah Fed. 1 WHEN God's own children stand in need,
His goodness will provide supplies ;
A raven to his succour flies.
The hungry bird resigns its prey,
The needful portion day by day.
And saints by sweet experience find
From doing what is wrong ;
It will not do so long.
In hopes to gain some gold ;
And never would be told.
The money thus procured ;
He all his life endured.
To say what is not true,
Since God can always see and hear,
And He can punish too. 80 The Hebrew Children.
P.M. 1 Good Daniel would not cease to pray,
With all his foes in view;
As he was used to do ;
Who put him in the lions' den.
Though ready to devour ;
Preserved him from their power ;
To touch the holy prophet there.
Three good young men of old,
The image made of gold :
He saved them from the burning flame. 81 God Helps His Servants. L.M. 1 The water stood like walls of brass,
To let the sons of Israel pass ;
At Moses' prayer, to quench their thirst. 2 The fire, restrained by God's commands,
Could only burn His people's bands;
Too faint, when He was with then there,
To singe their garments or their hair. 3 At Daniel's feet the lions lay,
Like harmless lambs, nor touched their prey ; And ravens, which on carrion fed,
Procured Elijah flesh and bread. 4 Thus creatures only can fulfil
Their great Creator's righteous will ;
His purposes must be obeyed.
It was a pretty sight;
And all was calm and bright.
The wind grew loud and strong ;
It blew the waves along.
It filled with water fast;
And must go down at last.
Of sinking in the deep;
And He was fast asleep.
They cried,—their Master heard ;