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2 He gives the conquest to the weak,

Supports the fainting heart,
And courage in the evil hour

His heavenly aids impart.
3 Mere human power shall fast decay,

And youthful vigor cease ;
But they who wait upon the Lord,

In strength shall still increase.
4 They with unwearied feet shall tread

The path of life divine;
With growing ardor onward move,

With growing brightness shine. 5 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar;

Their wings are faith and love;
Till, past the cloudy regions here,

They rise to heaven above.

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DODDRIDGE. God the Salvation of his people. 1 HOW long shall dreams of creature-bliss

Our flattering hopes employ, And mock our fond, deluded eyes

With visionary joy?
2 Why from the mountains and the hills

Is our salvation sought,
While our eternal Rock's forsook,

And Israel's God forgot ?
3 The living spring neglected flows

Full in our daily view;
Yet we, with anxious, fruitless toil,

Our broken cisterns hew.

4 These fatal errors, gracious God,

With gentle pity see;
To thee our roving eyes direct,

And fix our souls on thee.

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DODDRIDGE. God supplying the Wants of his people. 1 MY God, how cheerful is the sound!

How pleasant to repeat !
Well may that heart with pleasure bound,

Where God hath fixed his seat.
2 What want shall not our God supply

From his redundant stores ?
What streams of mercy from on high

An arm almighty pours !
3 From Christ, the ever-living Spring,

These ample blessings flow; Prepare, my lips, his name to sing,

Whose heart hath loved us so. 4 Now to our Father and our God

Be endless glory given,
Through all the realms of mun's abode,

And through the highest heaven.

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Rippon's Col. Divine Influences compared to Rain. 1 AS showers on meadows newly mown,

Our God shall send his Spirit down;
Eternal Source of grace divine,
What soul-refreshing drops are thine!

2 That heavenly influence let me find

In holy silence of the mind,
While every grace maintains its bloom,

Diffusing wide its rich perfume.
3 Nor let these blessings be confined

To me, but poured on all mankind,
Till earth's wild wastes in verdure rise,
And a young Eden bless our eyes.

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DODDRIDGE. Living Water. 1 BLEST Savior! Source of grace divine,

What soul-refreshing streams are thine !
O, bring these healing waters nigh,

Or we must droop, and fall, and die. 2 No traveller, through desert lands,

'Midst scorching suns and burning sands, More eager longs for cooling rain,

Or pants the current to obtain.
3 Our longing souls aloud would sing,

“Spring up, celestial fountain, spring ;
To a redundant river flow,

And cheer this thirsty land below.
4 May this blest torrent, near my side,

Through all the desert gently glide,
Then, in Immanuel's land above,
Spread to a sea of joy and love!

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DODDRIDGE. The healing Stream flowing from God, the Fountain. Ez. xlvii. 8,9. 1 GREAT Source of being and of love!

Thou waterest all the worlds above;
And all the joys we mortals know
From thine exhaustless fountain flow.

2 A sacred spring, at thy command,

From Zion's mount, in Canaan's land,
Beside thy temple, cleaves the ground,

And pours its limpid stream around.
3 The limpid stream, with sudden force,

Swells to a river in its course ;
Through desert realms its windings play,
And scatter blessings all the way.

4 Close by its banks, in order fair,

The blooming trees of life appear;
Their blossoms fragrant odors give,
And on their fruit the nations live.

5 To the dead sea the waters flow,

And carry healing as they go;
Its poisonous dregs their power confess,

And all its shores the fountain bless.
6 Flow, wondrous stream, with glory crowned,

Flow on to earth's remotest bound;
And bear us, on thy gentle wave,
To him who all thy virtues gave.

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RIPPON'S COL. A propitious Gale longed for. 1 AT anchor laid, remote from home,

Toiling, I cry, “Sweet Spirit, come!
Celestial breeze, no longer stay,

But swell my sails, and speed my way.
2 "Fain would I mount, fain would I glow,

And loose my cable from below;
But I can only spread my sail ;
Thou, thou must breathe the auspicious gale."

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DODDRIDGE. God shining into the Heart. 1 PRAISE to the Lord of boundless might,

With uncreated glories bright!
His presence gilds the worlds above;

The unchanging Source of light and love. 2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,

When in substantial darkness veiled; “Let there be light," Jehovah said,

And light o'er all its face was spread. 3 He sees the mind, when lost it lies

In shades of ignorance and vice,
And darts from heaven a vivid ray,

And changes midnight into day.
4 Shine, mighty God, with vigor shine,

On this benighted heart of mine; And let thy glories stand revealed, As in the Savior's face beheld.

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