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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; Só purer light shall mark the road

That leads me to the Lamb.

IV.-Another.

1 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 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. cvii.

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

7 I pity all that worldings talk

Of pleasures that 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.

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1 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.

1 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. * Peal. xxiii. 4. * Psal. cyii. * Psal. xxvii, 1, 2,

7 I pity all that worldings talk

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

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

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

1 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

i At last be 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.

* 2 Pet. ii. 8.

8 The doom of Sodom will be ours,

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

To flee to thee and live.

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

Chap. xxi. 14.

1 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 grace divine,

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,

But cannot come too late.

* 1 Sam. xxiii. 27.

+ Jonah i. 17.

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