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4 Our foes were mighty to destroy, He mighty was to save:
He died, but could not long be held
A prisoner in the grave.
5 JESUS, who mighty art to save,
Still push thy conquests on;
Extend the triumphs of thy cross,
Where'er the sun has shone.
60 Captain of Salvation! make
Thy power and mercy known;
Till crowds of willing converts come
And worship at thy throne.
The Lord is my Shepherd, &c.-PSALM Xxiii.
MY Shepherd will supply my need,
JEHOVAH is his name;
In pastures fresh he makes me feed
Beside the living stream.
2 He brings my wand'ring spirit back,
When I forsake his ways;
And leads me, for his mercy's sake,
In paths of truth and grace.
3 Yea when thro' death's dark vale I pass, Thy presence is my stay;
Thy power and thy supporting grace Drive all my fears away.
4 Thy hand in sight of all my foes
Doth still my table spread;
My cup with blessings overflows,
Thine oil anoints my head.
5 The sure provisions of my God,
Attend me all my days:
O may thy house be mine abode,
And all my works be praise!
80. The Shepherd of his People. L. M.
I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the LORD GOD.-EZEK. xxxiv. 15.
JEHOVAH is our Shepherd's name,
Then what have we, tho' weak, to fear?
Our sin and folly we proclaim,
If we despond while he is near.
2. When Satan threatens to devour,
When troubles press on ev'ry side;
Think of our Shepherd's care and pow'r,
He can defend, he will provide.
3. See the rich pastures of his grace,
Where, in full streams salvation flows;
There he appoints our resting place,
And we may feed, secure from foes.
4 There, 'midst the flock the Shepherd
The sheep around in safety lie; [dwells,
The wolf, in vain, with malice swells,
For he protects them with his eye.
5 Oh Lord! if I am one of thine,
From anxious thoughts I would be free;
To trust, and love, and praise, is mine,
The care of all belongs to thee.
The Shepherd of his People. L.M.
I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth his life for the Sheep. 1 know my Sheep, and am known of mine.-JOHN x. 11, 14.
JESUS, the Shepherd of the Sheep!
Thy" little flock" in safety keep!
The flock for which thou cam'st from
The flock for which thy life was given ! 2 Thou saw'st them wand'ring far from Secure as if from danger free: [thee, Thy love did all their wand'rings trace, And brings them to a "wealthy place."
3 O guard thy Sheep from beasts of prey,
And keep them that they never stray;
Cherish the young, sustain the old ;
Let none be feeble in thy fold.
4 Secure them from the scorching beam!
And lead them to the living stream :
In verdant pastures let them lie,
And watch them with a Shepherd's eye.
5 O may the Sheep discern thy voice,
And in its sacred sound rejoice!
From strangers may they ever flee,
And know no other guide but thee!
6 Lord, bring thy Sheep that wander yet,
And let the number be complete :
Then let thy flock from earth remove;
And occupy the fold above.
82. The Shepherd of his People. 7s. He shall feed his flock like a Shepherd: he shall gather the Lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.— ISAIAH XL. 11.
HAPPY soul, that, free from harms,
Rests within his Shepherd's arms!
Who his quiet shall molest?
Who shall violate his rest?
JESUS doth his spirit bear,
Far removes each anxious care;
He who found the wandering Sheep,
Loves, and still delights to keep.
2 Oh! that I might so believe,
Steadfastly to Jesus cleave;
Only on his love rely,
Smile at the destroyer nigh:
Free from sin and servile fear,
Feel the Saviour always near;
All his care rejoice to prove,
All the blessings of his love!
3 Shepherd, seek thy wandering sheep,
Bring me back, and lead, and keep;
Take on thee my every care;
Bear me, in thy bosom bear;
Let me know thy gentle voice,
More and more in thee rejoice;
From thy fulness grace receive;
Ever in thy spirit live.
4 Live (till all thy life I know),
Like my lowly Lord below:
Gladly then from earth remove,
Gather'd to the fold above;
O that I at last may stand
With the Sheep at thy right hand;
Take the crown so freely given;
"Enter in by thee" to heaven!
83. The Strength and Righteousness of his People. C. M.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.PSALM lxxi. 16.
MY Saviour, my Almighty Friend,
Whea I begin thy praise,
Where will the growing numbers end,
That celebrate thy grace?
2 Lord, thou my trust and refuge art,
Thy goodness I adore!
Still to my soul thy grace impart,
That I may love thee more!