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6. Then do not seek with anxious care, What ye shall eat, or drink, or wear; Your heav'nly Father will you feed, He knows that all these things you need. 7. Without reserve give Christ your heart; Let him his righteousness impart; Then all things else he'll freely give; With him you all things shall receive.
Hymn 150. c. M.
Nor troubles rise by chance : Yet we are born to cares and woes; A sad inheritance !
2. As sparks break out from burning coals,
3. Yet with my God I leave my cause,
4. Not all the pains that e'er I bore
Hymn 151. L. M.
do thy mercies close me round! For ever be thy name ador'd! In all things I do so abound; The servant is above his Lord!
2. Inur'd to poverty and pain
A suff'ring life my Master led;: The Son of God, the Son of Man, He had not where to lay his head,
3. But lo! a place he hath prepar'd
For me whom watchful angels keep: Yea, he, himself, becomes my guard; He smooths my bed, and gives me sleep. 4. Jesus protects; my fears be gone :
What can the Rock of Ages move ? Safe in thine arms I lay me down,
Thine everlasting arms of love. 5. While thou art intimately nigh,
Who, who shall violate my rest? Sin, earth, and hell, I now defy;
I lean upon my Saviour's breast. 6. I rest beneath th' Almighty's shade,
My griefs expire, my troubles cease;
Hymn 152. P. M.
HE Lord my pasture shall prepare, And teed me with a shepherd's care: His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye. My noon-day walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend. 2. When on the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
3. Though in the paths of death I tread,
4. Though in a bare and rugged way,
Hymn 153. L. M.
AWAY, my unbelieving fear!
Fear shall in me no more have place; My Saviour doth not yet appear, He hides the brightness of his face: But shall I therefore let him go,
And basely to the tempter yield? No, in the strength of Jesus, no,
I never will give up my shield.
2. Although the vine its fruits deny;
And perish all the bleating race:
The God of my salvation praise. 3. Barren although my soul remain,
And no one bud of grace appear; No fruit of all my toil and pain,
But sin, and only sin is here; Although my gifts and comforts lost,
My blooming hopes cut off I see; Yet will I in my Saviour trust,
And glory that he dy'd for me.
4. In hope believing against hope,
Jesus, my Lord, my God, I claim, Jesus, my strength, shall lift me up,
Salvation is in Jesu's name;
To me he soon shall bring it nigh,
Hymn 154. P. M.
From the German.
ASTER, I own lawful claim,
*M Thine, wholly thine, I long to be;
Thou seest, at last, I willing am,
My hopes of happiness below,
3. Pleasure, and wealth, and praise, no more,
And know no other will but thine.
Nothing but sin I call my own;
Wisdom thou art, and Love, and pow'r : Thy only will be done, not mine!
Thee, Lord, let earth and heav'n adore! Back flow the rivers to the sea, And so our all be lost in thee!
Hymn 155. L. M.
HOU Lamb of God, thou Prince of Peace,
"T soul doth pine!
My longing heart implores thy grace:
And hallow'd my whole heart to thee.
4. Close by thy side still may I keep,
Howe'er life's various currents flow; With stedfast eye mark ev'ry step,
And follow thee where'er thou go. 5. Thou, Lord, the dreadful fight hast won; Alone thou hast the wine-press trod ; In me thy strength'ning grace be shown : O may I conquer through thy blood! 6. So, when on Sion thou shalt stand,
And all heav'ns hosts adore their King,
Hymn 156. L. M.
ESUS, the weary wand'rer's rest,
With stedfast patience arm my breast,