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Lo! in the hollow of Thy hand

The measured waters sink and rise ! 2 Thee to perfection who can tell !

Earth, and her sons beneath Thee lie,
Lighter than dust within Thy scale,

And less than nothing in Thine eye. 3 Yet, in Thy Son, divinely great, ni chama

We claim Thy providential care ;
Boldly we stand before Thy seat,

Our Advocate hath placed us there.
4 With Him we are gone up on high,

Since He is ours, and we are His;
With Him we reign above the sky,

We walk upon our subject seas.
5 We boast of our recovered powers,

Lords are we of the lands and floods ;
And earth, and heaven, and all is ours,

And we are Christ's, and Christ is God's!


L.M. C. WESLEY. 1740.

In a Storm.
VLORY to Thee, whose powerful word,

U Bids the tempestuous wind arise,
Glory to Thee, the sovereign Lord

Of air, and earth, and seas, and skies ! 2 Let air, and earth, and skies obey,

And seas Thine awful will perform :
From them we learn to own Thy sway,

And shout to meet the gathering storm. 3 What though the floods lift up their voice,

Thou hearest, Lord, our louder cry;
They cannot damp Thy children's joys,

Or shake the soul, when God is nigh. 4 Headlong we cleave the yawning deep,

And back to highest heaven are borne, Unmoved, though rapid whirlwinds sweep,

And all the watery world upturn. ,

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5 Roar on, ye waves ! our souls defy

Your roaring to disturb our rest;
In vain to' impair the calm ye try,

The calm in a believer's breast.
6 Rage, while our faith the Saviour tries,

Thou sea, the servant of His will : Rise, while our God permits Thee, rise,

But fall when He shall say, Be still !


O. WESLEY. 1741.
NATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
[ I humbly seek Thy face;
Encouraged by the Saviour's word

To ask Thy pardoning grace.
2 Entering into my closet, 1

The busy world exclude ;
In secret prayer for mercy cry,

And groan to be renewed.
3 Far from the paths of men, to Thee

I solemnly retire;
See, Thou who dost in secret see,

And grant my heart's desire.
4 Thy grace I languish to receive,

The Spirit of love and power ;
Blameless before Thy face to live,

To live and sin no more.
5 Fain would I all Thy goodness feel,

And know my sins forgiven ;
And do on earth Thy perfect will,

As angels do in heaven.
6 O Father, glorify Thy Son,

And grant what I require :
For Jesu's sake the Gift send down,

And answer me by Fire.

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7 Kindle the flame of love within,

Which may to heaven ascend;
And now the work of grace begin,

Which shall in glory end. 1005 (357)


Cowper. 1779.
IAR from the world, O Lord, I flee,

From strife and tumult far;
From scenes where Satan wages still

His most successful war.
2 The calm retreat, the silent shade,

With prayer and praise agree,
And seem by Thy sweet bounty made

For those who follow thee.
3 There, if Thy Spirit touch the soul,

And grace her mean abode,
Oh with what peace, and joy, and love,

She communes with her God !
4 There, like the nightingale, she pours

Her solitary lays ;
Nor asks a witness of her song,

Nor thirsts for human praise.
5 Author and Guardian of my life,

Sweet Source of light Divine;
And, all harmonious names in one,

My Saviour ! Thou art mine!
6 What thanks I owe Thee, and what love,

A boundless, endless store,
Shall echo through the realms above,

When time shall be no more. 1006


LYTE. 1834. DEDEEM'D from guilt, redeem'd from fears,

N My soul enlarged, and dried my tears, What can I do, O Love Divine,

What, to repay such gifts as Thine ? 2 What can I do, so poor, so weak,

But from Thy hands new blessings seek ?

A heart to feel Thy mercies more,

A soul to know Thee, and adore ?
3 O teach me at Thy feet to fall,

And yield Thee up myself, my all!
Before Thy saints my debt to own,

And live and die to Thee alone!
4 Thy Spirit, Lord, at large impart;

Expand, and raise, and fill my heart :
So may I hope my life shall be

Some faint return, O Lord, to Thee. 1007 C.M. 6 lines. WARING. 1850.

TATHER, I know that all my life
T Is portioned out for me,
The changes that will surely come

I do not fear to see ;
I ask Thee for a present mind,

Intent on pleasing Thee.
2 I ask Thee for a thoughtful love,

Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,

And wipe the weeping eyes ;
A heart at leisure from itself,

To soothe and sympathize.
3 I would not have the restless will

That hurries to and fro,
That seeks for some great thing to do,

Or secret thing to know ;
I would be treated as a child,

And guided where I go.
4 Wherever in the world I am,

In whatsoe'er estate,
I have a fellowship with hearts

To keep and cultivate ;
A work of lowly love to do

For Him on whom I wait.
5 I ask Thee for the daily strength,

To none that ask denied,

A mind to blend with outward life,

While keeping at Thy side :
Content to fill a little space,

If Thou be glorified.
6 Briars beset our every path,

Which call for patient care;
There is a cross in every lot,

A constant need for prayer :
But lowly hearts that lean on Thee

Are happy everywhere.
7 In service which Thy love appoints,

There are no bonds for me ;
My secret heart is taught the Truth

That makes Thy children free :
A life of self-renouncing love

Is one of liberty. 1008


(1855.) I CANNOT always trace the way

Where Thou, Almighty One, dost move, But I can always, always say

That God is Love.
2 When fear her chilling mantle flings

O'er earth, my soul to heaven above,
As to her native home, upsprings;

For God is Love.
3 When mystery clouds my darkened path,

I'll check my dread, my doubts reprove, In this my soul sweet comfort hath,

That God is Love.
4 Oh may this truth my heart employ,

Bid every gloomy thought remove,
And turn all tears, all woes, to joy,
Thou, God, art Love.

C.M. C. Wesler. 1740.

Preaching the Gospel.
TORTH in Thy strength, O Lord, I go,

Thy gospel to proclaim,


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