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73 The Confidence of Faith

PSALM 27 8s and 6 St. MARGARET Albert L. Peace

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1 The Lord Al- might - y is my light, He is my

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2 O Lord, regard me when I cry, 4 Though earthly friends no pity take,
In mercy hear me when I speak; Yet Thy compassion knows no end;
Thou bidst me seek Thy face, and I, E'en though my father shall forsake,
O Lord, with willing heart reply, E’en though my mother's love shall
Thy face, Lord, will I seek. break,
The Lord will be my friend.
3 Hide not Thy face afar from me, 5 My heart had failed in fear and woe
For Thou alone canst help afford; Unless in God I had believed,
O cast me not away from Thee Assured that He would mercy show
Nor let my soul forsaken be, And that my life His grace should know,
My Saviour and my Lord. Nor was my hope deceived.

6 Fear not, though succor be delayed,
Still wait for God, and He will hear;
Be strong, nor be thy heart dismayed,
Wait, and the Lord shall bring thee aid,
Yea, trust and never fear.

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74 Desire After God

PSALM 27 C. M. NAOMI Arranged from Hans G. Nageli

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[Selected Stanzas 1 2 When Thou didst say, Seek ye My face, Thou hast a helper been to me My answering heart replied, In every troublous day.

Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek r; sia. 4 O God, my Saviour, leave me not Above all else beside. Though parents should forsake.'

3 Hide not Thy face, nor in Thy wrath The Lord, within His arms of love,

Thy servant put away; His child will surely take. 75 Invocation and Confident Petition PSALM 28 S. M. WOOD Darius E. Jones

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2 O hear me when in prayer 3 O let me have no part
Thy favor I entreat; With those that hate the right;
Hear, while I lift imploring hands For as their works, so their reward:
Before Thy mercy-seat. Jehovah will requite.

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Invocation and Confident Petition

4 But blessed be the Lord Jehovah is His people's strength,

Who hearkens when I cry; [shield, The stronghold of their king. The Lord, my strength, my help, my 6 Bless Thy inheritance,

On Him will I rely. Our Saviour be, I pray;

5 His help makes glad my heart, Supply Thou all Thy people's need, And songs of praise I sing; And be their constant stay.

76 Divine Power in Manifestation

PSALM 29 12s and 1 is ARLEs Charles H. Gabriel

Copyright, 1912, by United Presbyterian Board of Publication

2 The voice of Jehovah, the God of all glory,
Rolls over the waters, the thunders awake;
The voice of Jehovah, majestic and mighty,
Is heard, and the cedars of Lebanon break.

3 His voice makes the mountains and deserts to tremble,
Wild beasts are affrighted, the forests laid bare,
And through all creation, His wonderful temple,
All things He has fashioned His glory declare.

4 The Lord ruled in might at the flood of great waters,
A King Whose dominion is never to cease;
The Lord will give blessing and strength to His people,
The Lord all His people will comfort with peace.

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77 Commemoration and Praise PSALM 30 7s and 6s CRUCIFIx Greek Melody

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2 His holy Name remember, 4 What profit if I perish,
Ye saints, Jehovah praise; If life Thou dost not spare P
His anger lasts a moment, Shall dust repeat Thy praises,
His favor all our days; Shall it Thy truth declare P
For sorrow, like a pilgrim, O Lord, on me have mercy,
May tarry for a night, And my petition hear;
But joy the heart will gladden That Thou mayst be my helper,
When dawns the morning light. In mercy, Lord, appear.
3 In prosperous days I boasted, 5 My grief is turned to gladness,
Unmoved I shall remain, To Thee my thanks I raise,
For, Lord, by Thy good favor Who hast removed my sorrow
My cause Thou didst maintain; And girded me with praise;
I soon was sorely troubled, And now, no longer silent,
For Thou didst hide Thy face; My heart Thy praise will sing;
I cried to Thee, Jehovah, O Lord, my God, forever
I sought Jehovah's grace. My thanks to Thee I bring.

78 Grateful Praise

PSALM 30 H. M. AVALON Arranged by William H. Doane

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2 Thou hast my soul restored - 3 His wrath is quickly past,
When I was near the grave, His favor lives for aye;
And from the depths, O Lord, Though grief a night may last,
Thou graciously didst save; Joy comes at break of day;
O ye His saints, sing to the Lord, In my prosperity secure
With thanks His holiness record. I said, My peace shall still endure.
79 Thoughts on God's Loving-Kindness
PSALM 30 H. M. CLARKsville William B. Bradbury

| My God, it was Thy grace That did my strength sup o TO When Thou didst hide Thy face, Sore trou - bled then was I.

- [Stanzas 4-6] 2 What profit can it bring 3 With grief to gladness turned, If life Thou dost not spare P With sorrow changed to joy, Shall dust Thy praises sing, Thy praises I have learned, Shall it Thy truth declare P And songs my lips employ; Jehovah hear, in mercy hear, So shall my tongue through life adore My Helper, Saviour, now appear. And praise Thy Name for evermore.

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