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5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame;
So

purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

IV.-Another.

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i By faith in Christ I walk with God,

With heav'n, my journey's end, in view ; Supported by his staff and rod*,

My road is safe and pleasant too. 2 I travel through a desert wide,

Where many round me blindly stray; But he vouchsafes to be my guide +,

And will not let me miss my way. 3 Though snares and dangers throng my path,

And earth and hell my course withstand, I triumph over all by faith I,

Guarded by his almighty hand. 4 The wilderness affords no food,

But God for my support prepares ; Provides my ev'ry needful good,

And frees my soul from wants and cares. 5 With him sweet converse I maintain;

Great as he is, I dare be free ; I tell him all my grief and pain,

And he reveals his love to me. 6 Some cordial from his word he brings,

Whene'er my feeble spirit faints ; At once my soul revives and sings,

And yields no more to sad complaints.

* Psal. xxiii. 4.

* Psal. cyii.

* Psal. xxvii. 1, 2. * 2 Pet. ii. 8.

7 I pity all that worldings talk

Of pleasures tbat will quickly end; Be this my choice, O Lord, to walk

With thee, my Guide, my Guard, my Friend.

V.-Lot in Sodom. Chap. xiii. 10.

i How hurtful was the choice of Lot, Who took

up

his abode (Because it was a fruitful spot)

With them who fear'd not God! 2 A pris'ner he was quickly made,

Bereav'd of all his store;
And, but for Abraham's timely aid,

He had return'd no more.
3 Yet still he seem'd resolv'd to stay,

As if it were his rest;
Although their sins from day to day

His righteous soul distress'd.
4 A while he stay'd with anxious mind,

Expos’d to scorn and strife; At last he left his all behind,

And Aed to save his life. 5 In vain his sons-in-law he warn'd,

They thought he told his dreams : His daughters, too, of them had learn'd

And perish'd in the flames. 6 His wife escap'd a little way,

But dy'd for looking back : Does not her case to pilgrims say,

* Beware of growing slack?' 7 Yea, Lot himself could ling'ring stand,

Though vengeance was in view; 'Twas Mercy pluck'd him by the hand, Or he had perish'd too.

5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame;
So

purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

IV.-Another.

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i By faith in Christ I walk with God,

With heav'n, my journey's end, in view; Supported by his staff and rod*,

My road is safe and pleasant too. 2 I travel through a desert wide,

Where many round me blindly stray; But he vouchsafes to be my guide t,

And will not let me miss my way. 3 Though snares and dangers throng my path,

And earth and hell my course withstand, I triumph over all by faith I,

Guarded by his almighty hand. 4 The wilderness affords no food,

But God for my support prepares ; Provides my ev'ry needful good,

And frees my soul froin wants and cares. 5 With him sweet converse I maintain;

Great as he is, I dare be free; I tell him all my grief and pain,

And he reveals his love to me. 6 Some cordial from his word he brings,

Whene'er my feeble spirit faints ; At once my soul revives and sings,

And yields no more to sad complaints. * Peal. xxiii, 4. + Psal. cvii. * Psal. xxvii. 1, 2.

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VII.-The Lord will provide.

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1 THOUGH troubles assail,

And dangers affright,
Though friends should all fail,

And foes all unite;
Yet one thing secures us,

Whatever betide,
The Scripture assures us,

The Lord will provide.
2 The birds without barn

Or storehouse are fed,
From them let us learn

To trust for our bread:
His saints what is fitting.

Shall ne'er be denied,
So long as 'tis written,

The LORD will provide.
3 We may, like the ships,

By tempests be tost
On perilous deeps,

But cannot be lost :
Though Satan enrages

The wind and the tide,
The promise engages

The LORD will provide.
4. His call we obey,

Like Abra'm of old,
Not knowing our way,

But faith makes us bold;
For, though we are strangers,

We have a good guide,
And trust in all dangers,
The LORD will provide.

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8 The doom of Sodom will be ours,

If to the earth we cleave;
Lord, quicken all our drowsy pow'rs,

To fee to thee and live.

VI. C. Jehorah-Jireh. The Lord will provide.

Chap. xxii. 14.

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i The saints should never be dismay'd,

Nor sink in hopeless fear;
For, when they least expect his aid,

The Saviour will appear.
2 This Abraham found he rais'd the knife,

God saw, and said, “Forbear :' Yon ram shall yield his meaner life;

Behold the victim there! 3 Once David seem'd Saul's certain prey;

But hark! the foe's at hand * ; Saul turns his arms another way,

To save th' invaded land. 4 When Jonah sunk beneath the wave,

He thought to rise no more t; But God prepared a fish to save,

And bear him to the shore. 5 Bless'd proofs of pow'r and

That meet us in his word ! May ev'ry deep-felt care of mine

Be trusted with the Lord. 6 Wait for his seasonable aid,

And, though it tarry, wait: The promise may be long delay'd,

grace divine,

But cannot come too late.

* 1 Sam. xxiii. 27.

+ Jonah i. 17.

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