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ARRANGEMENT y . 

PSALMS, HYMNSy AND SPIRITUAL SOilKs 

OE THE 

JBJEF. ISAAC WATTS, D. JD. 

TO WHICH IS ADDED, 

A SUPPLEMENT, 

BEING A SELECTION OF MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED HYMNS 

FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS, ON A GREAT VARIETY 

OF SUBJECTS. AMONG WHICH ARE ALL THE HYMNS OF DR. 

WATTS, ADAPTED TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE WORSHIP, 

NOJ' PUBLISHED IN THE COMMON EDITIONS. 

WITH INDEXES, 

VERr MUCH ENLARGED JND IMPROVED^ 

TO FACILITATE THE USE OF THE WHOLE IN FINDING 

PSALMS AND HYMNS, SUITED TO PARTICULAR. 

SUBJECTS OR OCCASIONS. 



BY JAMES M. WINCHELL, A. M. 

Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston, 



SIXTH EDITION. 



BOSTON : 

f^BLISBEO B» jASt£S LOBIKG, AND LINCOLN A S Ed^IANDS, CoHNBIJ^, 

James Loring, Printer, ^ 

18^3. 



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DISTRICT OP MASSACHUSETS, to wit: 

DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE. 

*«•«••«««•• BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the tenth chy 

« L. S. » «f Au^ast, A. D. 1821, and in ihefort>-«mh year of the 

■«««•»«•»•» Independence of the United States of Anieiica, James 

Lorin/i, Ensign Lincohu and Thnnas Edmandj-y of the said Distiiety 

have deposited in this Office t?i« title of a Book, tha right whertot" 

they ciaim as Proprietuis, in the words foilovring, to wit : 

** An Arrangement a#the Psalins, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the 
Rev. Israac Watts, D. D. To whith is added, a Supplement ; btring a 
Selection of more than three hundred Hymns frO'^ the most approved 
Auth«[s,onjB great variety ofSiihj ct«. Among which areail the Hymns 
of Dr. Wiilts, adapted to ptihiic and pnvate worship, not published iu 
the eoiri.aon editions. With Index «;, very much anlorgcd and impi-oved, 
to facilitate the use^f tJie wliole in ft iding Psalm* anrlHymns, suited to 
particular subjects, or oocr.sioHS. B> JAMES M.WINCHELL, A. M^ 
Pastor of the First Baptist Church iu Boston," 

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of tlie United States, entitled, 
<*An Act for the Encouragement of Learning:, bj securing the Copies 
ef Maps, Charts and Books, to the AuUiors and Proprietors of such Cop- 
its, during the times therein mentioned:" and also to an Act, cnttletl, 
*' An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled. An Act f>r the Encourage- 
ment of Learning, by secuiing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, 
to the Authors and Proprietors of sueh Copi<-s, during th- times therein 
l{ientioned ; and e\teudiiig the B u«fit> thereof to the Arts of UesigH- 
'^^f Eaagraving; aod Etching Uistorica , aud other P»-ints." 



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GENERAL DIRECTIONS 

TO THOSE WHO USE THIS ARRJINGEMENT, 



The first number, is the number of the Arrangement, opposite to which is 
the number of the Psalm or Hymn in the common edition of Watts. Thus, 

169 of the Arrangemtnt, is the 169 page ; and the S4th Hjmn 2d Book 
C. M. in Watts. St. Anns, and Abridge, the nanass of tunes in which it may 
be sung. The sharp m is added to denote the key, and to assist in thf 
selection of other appropriate tunes. 



•1 Psalm or Hymn suited to a partiealar subject 

may be found 

1. By the table of the first lines, if the first line be recollected, the num- 
ber opposite to each Psalm and Hymn referring to the number of the 
Arrangement. 

2. By the tables of Psalms and Hymns following the Preface, if the number 
of the Psalm or Hymn in the eommon editions be recollected. Thus, 

The 84 Psalm 1st Part L. M. is 402 of the Arrangement. 
The 63 Hymn Ist Book is 158 of the Arrangement. 

3. By referring to the Tndev of Suhjfcts^ or the SyUabut of the Arrange^^ 
ment, when neither the number nor the first line is recollected. 

The numbers in the hidex of Scrip fures, refer to the Psalma and HymnjS 
in the Arrangement, founded upon the passages to which they are opposite. 

Thus, Oenesis, 1st 58, ihat is. pa!j;e 58 of the Arrangement contains the 

Hymn founded on that passajje of scripture. 

The PsalBJS and Hyrnns on the *^ Ptrfections of Ged," on the " Doctrines 
of the Gospel," and on the "Graces of the Holy Spirit," follow the alpha- 
betical order of the subjects on which they are written. 



Particular D'rection$ to Ministers and others who take 
the lead in public or family Worship, 

1. In i^ivinsr out a Psalm or Hymn where the Arrang<^ment is used exclu- 
sively, it will be necessary to mention the number of the Arrangement only, 

2. Where the common edition v^f Watts is principally used, the number of 
the Arrangement may be omitted. 

3. Where the Arrangement and the common editions arc used promijiou- 

ously, it will be necessary to mention the numbers of both in the followjng 

oj^der. 

139th Psalm 1st Part L. M. being the 40th of the Arrangement. 

35th Hymn 2d Book CM. '218th of the Arrangement. 

By a careful observance of the above directions, all confusion or incoiiTelfii'' 

iSSkc^ in the ose of this ArraB^ement will be avoided. 



PllEFACE. 



fipHE Psi»lms and Hymns of the Rev. Dr. Watts are so generally esteemed and so exten« 
-■- sively citculatfd, that any apology is deemt-d unnecessaiy for this attempt to facilitate 
the use of ihem. Owing t« their promiscuous position in the common editions, and also to 
the extremt' deficienc of the Indt^xes, tiie use of them has long been attii-nded with many 
inconvonienci.s, t-sp daily to those loading in public worship. These inconveniences have sug- 
gested to many persons, the pi'opriety of an arrangement of the whole, into distinct sections 
or chapters, accordnig to the ditferent subjects of which they treat, interspening the Psalm* 
and Hy.inw in one book. Such an arrangement was successfully attempted, some years since, 
by the Rev. Dr. Kippon, of London t which met with so grreat encouragement, as to require 
four editons in the short space of four jeai*s. From his labours, it is just to acknowledge, 
much assistance has been derived in preparing this American edition. 

Dr. Watts, himself, seems to have justified the principle of an arrangement, by following 
it in several instances. He has judiciously placed together in one book, the Hymns on the 
Loiil's Supper ; the advantage of which, is repeatedly experienced at the administration of that 
ordinance. He has also placed together the Hymns, on Solomon's Songs ; the songs to the 
Blessed Trinity ; and the Hosannas to Christ. But if there be any advantage in having these 
Hymns arranged under their respective heads, still greater advantage, it is thought, must be 
derived frcmi having the ivhole thus arranged. 

It is even conjf ctured, by many, that Dr. Watts would liave followed this plan through- 
out, had it early enough occurred to him, and had he published the several parts of his book 
at the >ame time. "For,"' as Dr.^ij)pon has justly observed, "to have been consistent with 
himself, he should have distributed the whole work into sections, or none of it ; but by setting 
the exsniple in several chapters, it is presumed he has sanctioned the analysis of every part 
of the work." 

With regard to the interspersion of the Psalms among the Hymns, it is only necessary to 
Obsnrve, that this has been dojie already, to a considerable extent, by Dr. Watts himself. It 
vill be perceived by any one, who will consult tht- titles of the first and second books of Hymns, 
that there are, among th>;m, more pieces composed from the Book of Psalms, than there are^ 
either from the Ciospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, or from the important epistle to the 
H> bi-ews. The interspersion, therefwre, of the whole, cannot be eonsideied a just cause of 
■omplaint: especially, when the use of the -whole is thereby made easy: for, by a glance of 
the eye, al! the Psalms or Hymns on a particular subject may be immediately perceived. 

It may not be improper to observe here, that great care has been taken to preserve the 
Pialins and Hymns of Dr. Watts entire; at the same time, by a careful co nparison of the best 
editions both European and American, not a few of 'he typographical errors, and other altera- 
Sions, which have been accumulating for years, have been corrected. 

It ought also to be distinctly noticed, that the number of each Psalm and Hymn in the com, 
won ediii<ni3, is preserved in a conspicuous place, in this ; so that, by referring to the directions, 
and the I ablis of Numbers which follow this Preface, no incuDveniuuce will be occasioned by 
the promiscuous use of this with the old editi >ns of Watts. 

The tunes named over each Psalm and Hymn, are such as have received the approbation of 
gomt' of the best judges of musick. For the seieetion of thera, the subscriber acknowledges him- 
self chitrty indebted to Mr. Jonathan Huntington, a teacher of musick, who chetafully under- 
took the task, at the request of the Standing Committee of the Handel and Haydn Societj in 
this town. • 

The advantages which Ministers and private Christians may derive from this Arrangement ; 
and especially from ihi- enlmged Indexes both of suUjt-cts and scriptures, which are ailacht'd to 
it, vvill, it is thought, best recouimend it. It is not pirsumed to bt- perfect, though it is hoped 
DO errors of .ii.ignitud have crept into it. Such as it is. it is humbly eommendtd to the candour 
of an en;i^liien>d Christian pubiick ; and ospet-ialiy to the blcssntg of Htm, who is "fearful in 
prai»i-4," with a fervent d<'sii'e that it may be iusirtuacutal in promoting the interests of piety, 
and the cduse of sacred devotion. 

JAMBS M. WIKCHELL. 

T&oston^ Nowembtfi 1818. 



%'ABLE OF THE PSALMS. 



<.* Note. ." 

2. The Hymns and Psalms, may be found, as usual, by the Index of first lines. 

2. This Tabk eive* the nimierical urjcldr of the former Editions, and the 
eorrespouding numbers in the Arraf^ihent. 

Thiv«, 1st P.«a'm, C. M. is 380, that is, 
380 of the Arrangeruent ; 
2d Psaim, b.M. is 146 of the Arrangement. 





























1 - 


C. M. 


3m 


18 


lpt.C. M. 


5S4 


35 


lpt.CM. 


467 


51 


i 


^>i.C M. 


180 




S. M. 


378 




2 C M. 


5ao 




2 


C M. 


303 




2 


C M. 


30g 




L. M. 


377 


19 


1 S. M. 


4l4 


36 


- 


L. M. 


75 


53 


- 


C M. 


469 


2 - 


S. M. 


146 




2 S M. 


415 






C M. 


3 


55 


. 


C VI. 


350 




C. M. 


147 




L. M. 


95 






S. M. 


36 






S. M. 


390 




L. M. 


127 




P. M. 


96 


37 


1 


C M. 


382 


56 


- 


C M. 


346? 


3 - 


C. M. 


281 


20 


- L. m. 


577 




2 


C M. 


291 


57 




L. M. 


80 




L. M. 


349 


21 


- C M. 


592 




3 


C M, 


381 


58 




P. M. 


593 


4 - 


L. M. 


362 




L. M. 


137 


38 


- 


C M. 


360 60 




€. M. 


576 




C. M. 


655 


22 


1 C M. 


120 


39 


1 


C M. 


305 61 




S. M. 


368 


5 - 


C. M. 


413 




2 C M 


138 




2 


C M. 


613 


62 




L. M. 


321 


^ - 


C. M. 


600 




L. M. 


139 




3 


C M. 


596 


63 


1 


C M. 


416 




L. M. 


699 


23 


- L. M. 


165 


40 


1 


C M. 


367 




2 


CM. 


557 


7 - 


C. M. 


342 




C M. 


166 




2 


C M. 


162 






L. M. 


417 


8 - 


S. M. 


64 




S. M. 


167 






L. M. 


163 






S. M. 


418 




CM. 


134 


24 


- C M. 


452 


41 


. 


L. M. 


292 


65 


1 


L. M. 


410 


Ipt 


.*L. M. 


564 




L. M. 


128 


42 


1 


CM. 


27H 




2 


U M. 


81 


2 


L. M. 


390 


25 


1 &. M. 


32;i 




2 


L. M. 


279 




1 


C M. 


409 


9 1 


C. M. 


647 




2 S. M. 


289 


44 


- 


C M. 


464 




2 


C M. 


559 


2 


C. :M. 


74 




3 S. M. 


353 


43 


. 


S. M. 


457 




3 


C M 


558 


10 - 


C. M. 


573 


26 


- I.. M. 


391 






C M. 


491 


66 


1 


C M. 


52 


11 - 


L. M. 


384 


27 


1 CM. 


407 




1 


L. M. 


492 




2 


C M. 


486 


12 - 


L. M. 


575 




2 C M. 


408 




2 


L, M. 


456 


67 


- 


C M. 


681 




C. M. 


574 


29 


- L. M. 


562 


46 


1 


L, M. 


475 


66 


i 


L. M. 


55 


13 - 


L. M. 


S57 


30 


1 L. M, 


604 




2 


L. M. 


476. 




2 


L. M. 


130 




C. M. 


355 




2 L. M. 


603 


47 


- 


C M. 


129 




3 


h. M. 


79 


14 1 


CM. 


182 


31 


1 CM. 


605 


48 


1 


S. M 


460 


69 


1 


C M. 


118 


2 


CM. 


468 


32 


2 CM. 


347 




2 


S. M. 


46j 




2 


C M. 


119 


15 - 


CM. 


450 




S. M. 


205 


49 


1 


CM. 


637 




3 


CM. 


223 




L. M. 


451 




C. M. 


206 




2 


CM. 


638 




1 


L. M. 


117 


1^ 1 


L. M, 


239 




1 L. M. 


208 






L. M. 


636 




2 


L. M. 


116 


2 


L. M. 


122 




2 L, M. 


207 


50 


1 


CM. 


649 


71 


1 


C M. 


571 


3 


L. M. 


641 


33 


1 C M. 


60 




2 


C M. 


238 




2 


C M. 


200 


1 


C M. 


344 




2 C M. 


2 




3 


CM. 


650 




3 


C M. 


572 


2 


CM. 


123 




1 P.M. 


61 






L. M 


317 


72 


1 


L. M. 


■489 


17 - 


S. M. 


385 




2 P. M. 


1 




1 


P. M 


651 




o 

^ 


L. M, 


490 




L. M. 


386 


-H 


. 1 L. M. 


484 




2 


P. M. 


65.2 


73 


1 


C M. 


73 


n 1 


L. M, 


866 




2 L. M. 


565 


51 


I 


L M. 


32/ 






C M. 


168 


2 


L. M. 


320 




1 CM, 


48 J 




2 


L. M. 


ir-- 






L. M. 


434 


3 


L. M. 


284 




2 CjM, 


666 




3 


L=M. 


364 






S. M. 


7'i 



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TABLE OF THE PSALMS. 



-:4 


(J. M. 


4G^ 






p. M. 


660 il7 - C iM. 


49ii 




C M. 453 


75 


L. M. 


691 


97 


Ipt.L. M. 


645 


L. M. 


499 


133 - 


C M. 299 


76 


C. M. 


588 


, 


2 


L, M. 


lOf 


'117 S. M. 


500 




S. M. 396 


77 1 


ptC. M. 


28C 


1 


3 


L M. 


2U 


in 


IptCM. 


348 




P. M. 397 


2 


C. M. 


446 






C M. 


111 




2 C M. 


608 


134 - 


C M. 400 


78 1 


CM. 


82 


98 


1 


C M. 


251 




3 C M. 


455 


135 Ipt.L. M. 470 


2 


CM. 


438 




2 


C M. 


IH 




4 C M. 


422 


2 


L. M. 444 


3 


C M. 


439 


99 


1 


S. M. 


141 




S. M. 


423 




C M, 49 




L, M. 


441 




2 


S. M. 


26 




L. M. 


424 


136 - 


C M. 78 


BO - 


L M. 


463 


1x30 


1 


L. M, 


83 


119 


1 CM^ 


379 




H M. 445 


iJl - 


S. M. 


437 




2 


L. M. 


84 




2 C. M. 


389 




L. U. 77 


.82 - 


L. M. 


594 


101 


. 


L. M. 


590 




3 C M. 


3lii 


138 - 


L. M. 212 


S3 - 


S. M. 


466 






CM. 


392 




4 CM. 


98 


139 i 


L. M. 40 


.S4 1 


L. M. 


402 


102 


1 


CM. 


595 




5 C. M. 


99 


2 


L. M. 59 


-2 


L. M. 


403 




2 


C M. 


488 




6 CM. 


100 


3 


L. M. 319 




C M. 


404 






L. M. 


619 




7 C M. 


97 


1 


C M. 41 




P. M. 


405 


103 


1 


L. M. 


17 




8 CM. 


101 


2 


C M. 57 


>J5 i 


L. M. 


363 




2 


L. M. 


38 




9 C M. 


290 


3 


C M. 556 


2 


L. M. 


227 




1 


S. M. 


39 




10 C M. 


264 


141 - 


L. M. 551 


£6 - 


C M. 


87 




o 


S. M. 


4 




11 C M. 


233 


142 - 


C M. SO 


ii7 - 


L. M. 


458 




3 


S. M. 


90 




12 C. M 


359 


143 - 


L. M. 349 


ij9 1 


L. M. 


173 


104 


. 


li? M. 


62 




13 C M. 


277 


144 1 


C M. 340 


1 


C M, 


15 


105 


. 


C M. 


436 




14 C M. 


597 


2 


C M. 612 


2 


C M. 


53 


106 


- 


L. M. 


487 




15 C M. 


S33 




L. M. 580 


3 


C M. 


243 






S. M, 


442 




16 C M. 


358 


145 - 


L. M. 22 


4 


C M. 


140 


107 


1 


L. M. 


449 




n L. M. 


341 


1 


C M. 23 


5 


C M. 


I74l 




2 


L. M, 


o/r- 1 
OV 1 


LnstPart.L.M. 


59i' 


2 


C M. 16 


2 


L. M. 


639 




3 


L. iM. 


440 


120 


- C M. 


345 


3 


C M. 37 


J ast Pari 


•P. M, 


640 




4 


L. M. 


69 


121 


- L. ?!. 


63 


146 - 


L. M. 18 


It^ - 


L. M. 


6J8 






C M. 


70 




C M. 


64 




P. M. 19 


1 


C. M. 


616 


Last Fait 


• L. M, 






H. M. 


65 


147 1 


L. M. 76 


2 


CM. 


570 


109 


- 


C M. 


304 


122 


- C M. 


398 


2 


L. M. 560 


3 


C M. 


374 


110 


1 


L. M. 


493 




S. P. M. 


399 




C M. 561 




S. M. 


617 




2 


L. M. 


494 


123 


- C M. 


313 


148 - 


H. M. 91 


51 - 


L. M. 


601 






C- M. 


495 


124 


- L. M. 


580 




L. M. 85 




C M. 


602 


111 


1 


C. M. 


56 


125 


- C. M. 


210 




S. M. 89 


02 1 


L. M. 


420 




2 


C -M. 


43 




S M. 


211 


149 - 


C M. 387 


2 


L. M. 


459 


112 


- 


P. M. 


^9'3 


126 


- L. M. 


483 


150 - 


C M. '429 




L. M. 


9 






L. M. 


294 




C M. 


482 






1 


P. M, 


10 






C. M. 


295 


127 


- L. M. 


393 


DOXOLOr.IES, 


2 


P. M. 


11 


113 


_ 


P. M. 


34 




C M. 


394 




J 


^4 1 


C M. 


383 






L. M. 


35! 


128 


- C M." 


29'", 


u . 


JL. M. 665 


2 


C M. 


343 


114 


_ 


L. M. 


447 


129 


- CM. 


443 


■ 2 


C. M. 671 -^ 


i;5 - 


C M. 


425 


113 


^ 


L. M. 


48 


130 


- C. M. 


203 


3 


C M. 678 




S. M. 


4!26 






P. M. 


50 




L. M. 


204 


4 ^ 


S M. 674 J 




L. M. 


427 i 


116 


1 


C M. 


606 


131 


- c; M. 


283 


5 


P. M 676 


fV5 . 


C M, 


mi 




o 

*■ 


C M. 


411 


132 


- L. M. 


454 


6 


H. M. 680 



TABLE OF THE HFMJSTS. 



BOOK I. 



1 


- 155 


27 


- 628 


61 


- 15i] 


•Ji 


- 259 


107 


2 


- 103 


28 


- 4 '7 


62 


- 154 


85 


- 260 


108 


3 


- 105 


29 


- 478 


63 


- 158 


86 


- ':'4 


109 


o 


315 


m 


- 578 


64 


- 191 


S7 


- 261 


110 


6 


- 622 


32 


- 42 


65 


- 644 


88 


- 609 


Ul 


7 


- 252 


39 


- 471 


6& 


- 534 


89 


- 568 


112 


8 


- 472 


40 


- 656 


67 


- 5S5 


90 


- 5o9 


113 


9 


- 2H7 


41 


- 657 


68 


- 536 


91 


- 567 


114 


10 


- 250 


42 


- 21 


69 


- 5^7 


92 


- 254 


115 


LI 


- 194 


45 


- 648 


70 


- 538 


93 


- 255 


116 


12 


- 195 


48 


- 338 


71 


- 539 


94 


- 198 


117 


13 


- 148 


49 


- 156 


72 


- 540 


95 


• 219 


118 


14 


- 276 


50 


- 496 


7Z 


- 541 


96 


- 193 


119 


15 


- 258 


51 


- 214 


■ .-4 


- 542 


97 


- 234 


120 


16 


- 684 


52 


- 510 


75 


- S^^o 


98 


- 235 


IJl 


17 


- 621 


53 


- 92 


76 


- 54* 


99 


- 220 


122 


IS 


- 6i^ 


54 


- 191 


77 


- 545 


100 


- 27 S 


123 


19 


- 62) 


^5 


- 607 


rs 


- 546 


101 


- 312 


124 


:o 


- 202 


S6 


- 479 


79 


- 547 


102 


- 370 


125 


21 


- 497 


57 


- 177 


80 


- 55> 


103 


- 322 


126 


24 


- 63) 


58 


- 480 


81 


- 550 


104 


- 232 


127 


2.5 


- 159 


59 


- 481 


82 


- 25 


105 


- 654 


128 


26 


- 125 


60 


- 107 


83 


- 67 


106 


- 334 





_ 


256] 


129 


- 


;^ 


- 


298 


130 


- 


3( 


- 


201 


131 


- 


2J 


- 


629 


132 


- 


2. 


_ 


225 


133 


- 


3( 


- 


269 


134 


- 




- 


503 


135 


- 


4. 


_ 


504 


136 


- 


O 


. 


240 


137 


- 


2 


- 


237 


1)8 


- 


2( 


- 


192 


l39 


- 


r 


. 


246 


140 


- 


2< 


- 


247 


141 


- 




-. 


273 


142 


- 




- 


505 


143 


- 


I 


- 


502 


144 


- 




- 


30^ 


145 


- 




- 


178 


146 


- 




- 


262 


147 


- 




- 


301 


148 


- 




- 


253 


149 


- 




- 


244 


150 


" 


^'- 



BOOK 11. 



i 


- 579 


30 


- 288 


59 


- 287 


87 - 


27 


115 - 


13 


143 - 


2 


- 630 


31 


- 6:7 


60 


- 266 


88 - 


234 


116 - 


336 


144 - 


3 


- 631 


S2 


- 6M- 


61 


- 633 


89 - 


685 


117 - 


376 


145 - 


4 


- 228 


33 


- 658 


62 


~ 563 


90 - 


236 


118 - 


164 


146 - 


5 


- 160 


34 


- 323 


63 


- 634 


91 - 


661 


119 - 


94 


-147 » 


6 


- 548 


35 ^ 


- 218 


64 


- 473 


92 


587 


120 - 


24-2 


148 - 


7 


- 554 


36 


- 142 


65 


- 375 


93 - 


170 


121 -. 


241 


149 - 


8 


- 552 


37 


- 143 


65 


- 636 


94 - 


169 


122 - 


388 


150 - 


9 


- 311 


3,8 


- 296 


67 


8 


95 - 


365 


123 - 


406 


151 - 


10 


- .331 


19 


- 610 


68 


- 659 


96 - 


196 


124 - 


448 


152 - 


11 


- 332 


40 


- 175 


69 


- 265 


97 - 


1S^7 


125 - 


272 


153 - 


12 


- 145 


41 


- 330 


TO 


- 12 


98 - 


352 


126 - 


249 


154 - 


13 


- 68 


42 


- 297 


71 


- 88 


99 - 


7 


127 - 


507 


155 - 


14 


- 419 


43 


- 133 


72 


- 421 


100 - 


372 


128 - 


181 


156 - 


15 


- 171 


44 


- 653 


73 


- 286 


101 - 


431 


129 - 


271 


157 ' 


16 


- 172 


45 


5 


74 


- 309 


102 - 


643 


130 - 


221 


158 ■» 


17 


- 14 


46 


6 


75 


- 662 


103 - 


32 


131 - 


245 


159 - 


18 


- 474 


47 


- 101- 


76 


- 124 


104 - 




132 - 


149 


160 - 


19 


- 66 


48 


- 329 


77 


- 339 


105 - 


31 


133 - 


324 


161 - 


20 


- 356 


49 


- 624 


78 


- 215 


106 - 


310 


134 - 


506 


162 ' 


21 


- Ii9 


50 


- 369 


79 


- 157 


107 - 


646 


135 - 


108 


163 - 


22 


- 20 


51 


- 102 


80 


- 51 


108 - 


401 


136 - 


109 


164 - 


23 


- 32;3 


52 


- 620 


81 


- 335 


109 - 


71 


137 - 


126 


165 - 


24 


- 184 


53 


- 371 


82 


- 2i7 


110 - 


642 


138 - 


248 


166 - 


25 


- 351 


54 


- 37 > 


83 


- 135 


HI - 


583 


139 - 


113 


167 - 


26 


- 29 


55 


- 615 


84 


- 136 


il2 - 


114 


140 - 


337 


168 - 


27 


- 86 


56 


- 433 


85 


- 209 


113 - 


115 


141 - 


508 


169 - 


28 


- 632 


57 


- 285 


:86 


- 655 


114 - 


121 


142 - 


270 


ll70 - 


29 


- 216 


5S 


- 611 


1 
I 















Mil 



TABLE OPFIRS-T LlNE^y 



BOOK 111. 



i j09: y 


- 5i7 


17 - 525 


2.; - 5r,3 


32 


- 665 140 -' 679 


2 - 510 


10 


- 518 


18 - 5-.;6 


Doxoloifirs. 


33 


- 666 


41 - 681 


1 - 5)} 


11 


- 519 


19 - 527 


26 - 663 


34 


- 669 




4 - 51, 


12 


- 5W 


<.'0 - 528 


27 - 667 


35 


- 670 


Hosannas. 


^ - 5n 


13 


- 521 


21 - 5fj9 


28 - 672 


36 


- 674 


43 - 682 


'^ - 514 


14 


- 5:-:2 


22 - 530 


29 - 664 


37 


- 675 


43 - 683 


7 - 5!j 


15 


- 523 


23 - 531 


30 - 668 


38 


- 677 


44 - 686 


a - 516 


16 


- 524 


24 - 532 


31 - 673 


39 


- 678 45 - 687 



TABLE OF FIRST LIXES. 



TIte figures express the i^umher Jif the Hymns and Psahns as (hey are now anwn'g^il^ 



AwORE and tiemble for oiir Ged 
A .as! and did my Savniur bletd 
A ) !i,U»y \i> tiiy vvoiidro\i9 nanie 
All luiiual vanities bt- g<J!ie 
VI, ye liial luvc ihv Lord itjoice 
Alii iu;i>iy liuicr of the ski'.-s • 

A^ liiUl iiiy wr.'ilh r* in<»n)i).'v Jnve 
AiiUjHjv tjie, ussk Jfiblies of ilif great 
Aiaonq; ilie pruiCis earthly gods ' - 

A lid aje we \v!('tci:i>(i yi't aii^e 
And must this b' dy die - . » 

And now the staits b:tve left, mine eyes 
And \j;ill the God of j,iace 
Are all the fwes of Sii;» fools . - 
Are sinners now so seiiselcss grown 
Arise lay gracious God 
Arise my soul my joyful powers. 
As new-born babes desire the breast 
At thy command, our dearest Lord 
Atteml, while God's exalted Son - 

Awake my heart, arise my tojigue 
Awalce our souis, away our fears 
Awake 3e saitits to praise your King 
Av\ay from every mortal care 
i'ackwaid will* liumble slnune w«- look 
lltf^in my tongue some Iie;iv:'nly theme 
J}cli"'d how sinners disagree - - - 
!5. lu;id the blind th'ir siL<ht receive - 
tiilioid the glories of tlie Lamb 
Heboid the guice :•, pears . - - 
Behold the lofty sky - . - - 
lieliohl tlie love, the generous love 
JJeho ! the mornijig sun - . - 

Uihiild the potter and the day 
Ji.liold the rese of Sharnu Ixne - 
Ibhoid the sure foundation stone - 
l^lndd the woman's promis'd seed 
Jichold the wretch wliose lust and wine 
Heboid thy waiting servant. Lord 
llthold what wondrous grace - - - 
IJkss, O my soul, the living God 
Jikss'd are the humble souls that see 
U est are tlie soiis of peace . - - 
bUst are the souls that hear anJ" know 
Bless'd are nndefil'd in heart 
IHess'd be the evirlasting God 
K'ess'd be the K:itlier and his love 
BlessM is the man, forever blest - • 



21 
311 

600 
159 
387 
564 
360 
5'M 
87 
31 

33: 

466 
469 
468 
385 
217 
161 
527 
221 
202 
338 
4'.' 
4C6 

177 
265 
282 
126 
155 
IOj- 
414 
303 
415 
19-2 
536 
455 
108 
307 
264 
161 
17 
370 
396 
243 
v'?79 
125 
663 
208 



BlessM is the man who shuns the place - 3Z9 

Bless'd is the man whose bowels move - 292 

I'less'd is the nation where the Lord - - 2 

RIess'd morning! whose young dawning rays 421 

1 Bless'd with the joj-s of inncciHce - - 181 

Klood has a \-oice to pierce the skies - 164 

j Bright King of glory, dreadful God - - 1&2 

j Broad is the road that leads to death - 189 

Bury'd in shadows of the night - - - 234 

j But fev/ aracng the carnal wise ... igj 

; Can creatures to perfection ftnd - - - 28 

I Children in years and knowledge young - 565 

[ Christ and his cross is all our tJjeme - 247 

Come ail harmonious tongues - - 136 

I Come children learn to fear the Lord - 566 

j Come, dea*-est Lord, dtscend and dwell - 430 

Come, happy souls, approach your God - 32 

I Come hither, all ye weary souls - . - 253 

[ Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove - - 323 

I Come let our voices join to raise - - 427 

' Come let us join a joyful tune ... 516 

I Come let us join our cheerful songs - - 154 

Come lot us lift our joyful eyes - . - ^ol 

' Come let us lift our voices high - 7 - 529 

Come, sound his praise abroad ... 42ti 

Come, «e that love " the Lord. •- •<* - 288 

I Considi.r all my sorrows, Lord ... 597 

: Daughters of Zion, come, behold - - 540 

I David rejoiced in God his stuiigth' - - 137 

;DearlA)rd, behold our sore distress / - 354 

I Denvst of ail the jk)iu(-s above ... 155 

j Death eatniot make our iouls afraid - - 624 

I De.\ib may dissolve my body now - - 628 

I Death! 'ns a melaneliniy day - - ' - 620 

I Deceiv'd by subtle suar's of hell ... 2S6 

1 Deep in*our hejjrts l<t us record - - - 117 

Deeji in the dust before thy tluoiic - - 173 

Dtscend from hiaven, immoriai Dove - - 326 

I Do we not know that solemu word - • 502 

[ Down headlong froin their native sl.ies - 196 

Dread Sovereign, let my evening song - 554 

Early my God without delay ... 415 

Ere tlie blue heavens were stretch'd abrond 103 

Etirnal Sovereign of ihe sky ... 589 

Eternal ^^pirit we confess ... - 324 

Exalt the Lord our God ~ • • - 2d 



TABLE OF FIRST LINES. 



IK 



!^aith is tlie brightest evidence - . - 273 

Far as thy uame is known ... - 461 
Far from my thuuglits vaivi world be gone 171 

Father, I bless thy gejuJe hand - - - 598 
Fatlier, 1 long, I fame to see, ... 659 i 

Father, I sing thy wondrous grace ^, - - 229 i 

FailK-r, w^e wait to feel thy grace - - 532 I 

Fiiin and unmov'd are they ... - 211 [ 

Firm as the earth tliy jrospel stands - - 263 j 

Finn was my health, my day was bright - 603 I 

Fools in tlieir heart believe and say - - 182 j 

Forever blessed be the Lord - - - - 340 j 

Forever shall my song record - - - 173 j 

From age to age exalt his name - - - 361 > 

From all that dwell below the skies - - 499 ' 

From deep distress and troubled thoughts - 204 ; 

Froiu heaven the sinning angels feii - - 197 , 

From thee, my God, my joys shall rise • 662 

Gentiles by nature we belong , - - 504 

Give me the wings of faith to rise - - 337 

Give thaaks to God, he reigns above - 449 | 

Give thanks to God, invoke his name - 436 

Give thanks to God most high - - - 445 1 

Give ttianiis to God the sovereign Lord - 78 ; 

Giv^e to our God immortal praise - - 77 

Give to tlfe Father praise ... - 675 

Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame - - 562 

Glory to God that walks the sK.y - - ^87 

Glory to God the Father's name - - 667 

Glory to God tha Trinity - - - - 664 

Go preacu my gospel saith the Lord - 244 

Go worship at Immanuel^s feet - - • 150 

God in his earthly temple lays . - - 458 
God is a Spirit just and wise ... gl6 

God is the refuge of his saints . - - 475 

God my supporter and my hope - - 168 
God of eternal love ----- 442 

God of my childhood and iny youth - - 572 

God of my life look gently down - - 596 

God of iny mercy and my praise - - 304 

God of the morning at whose voice - - 547 , 

God of the seas, thy thund'riug voice - 12 

God the eternal awfui n;uue - - - 85 

God who in various methods told - - 92 

Good is the Lord the heavenly King - 55 8 

Great God attend while Sum sings - - 403 

Great God how hifinite art thou - - 8 

Great God how oft did isra-^l prove - - 441 

Great God indulge my humble ciaim - - 417 

Great God I own thy sentence just - - 622 
Great God the heaven's well order'd frame 96 

Gf-at God thy glories shali cmpioy - - 45 j 

Great God to what a glorious height - - 114 

Great God whose universal sway - - 489 

Great is the Lord exalted high - - - 444 

Great is the Lord, his works of might - 43 

Great is tlie Lord our God - - - - 460 

Great King of glory and of grace - - 222 

Great Shepherd of thine Israel - - - 463 

Great was the day, tlie joy was great - 267 

Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews - 305 

Had not the Ljid, may Israel say - - 586 

Happy is he that fears the Lord - - 2'^5 

Happy the church, thou sici-ed jjiaee - - 473 

Happy the city wh-rcr their sons - - - 580 

Happy the bean wliej'- graces r.if^n - - 296 

Happy the >Qa;i to w i >m uis Guj - - 206 

Happy the mm whose cauiious feet - - 377 

Haik f, om the to n:)s a do.s'ii sound - 634 

Hark the itedeeiiier froru on high - - 533 

He reigns ! the Lord, the Saviour reigns - 645 

He that hath .nade his refug;^ God - - 6)1 

Hear me, O God, nor hide ihy t;ice - - 5 '5 

Hear what the l-,oid in vision said - - 140 
Hear what the voice from beaven proclaims 623 

Help, liord, fir m.a of virtue fail - - 574 
Hence f on ny soul sad th.»u;^hts be gone 286 

Here at thy coss, ay dying God - - 223 

High as liie .i uvens above the ground - 13 

High in ihe heavens, eternal God - - 75 

I-figben a RiU of dazzling light ^ fc - 471 



Honour to thee. Almighty Three - 
Hosanna to king David's Son 
Hosanna to our conquering King 
Hosainia to the King - - - . . 
Hosanna to thi; Prince of grace - 
Hosanna to the Prince of iigiit -. 
Hosanna to the royal Son - - . , 
Hosanna to the Son - - - - . 

Hosanna with a cheerful sound 
How are tliy glories here dispiay'd 
How awful is thy chast'ning rotl 
How beauteous are their feet 
How can i sink with such a prop 
How condescending, and how kind 
How did my heart rejoice to hear 
flow fast their guilt and sorrows rise - 
How full of anguish is the thought 
How Iieavy is the night - . . , 

How Jionourabie is the place 
How large tlie pioinise, how divine 
How long, O Lord, shad 1 compiain - 
How long wilt thou conoeai iliy face 
How oft have sin and Satan strove 
How pleasant, how divinely fair - 
How pleasant 'tis to see - - - - 
How pieas'd and bless'd was I - - 
How rich are thy provisions. Lord 
How sad our state by iiMuie is - 
How shali 1 praise the eternal God 
How siiali the young secure their hearts 
How short and hasty is our life - 
How should the sons of Adam's race - 
How strong thine arm is, mighty God 
How sweet and avvful «9 the place 
How vain are all things here below 
How wondrous great, how glorious bright 

I cannot bear thine absence. Lord 

I give immortal praise - - - 

I liate the tempter and his charms 

1 lift my banners, saith the Lord 

I lift my sou I to God - . - - 

I love the Lord, he beard my cries 

I love the windows of thy grace 

I send the joys of earth away 

I set tile Lord before my face 

1 sing my Saviour's wondrous death - 

I waited patient for the Lord 

1 wi;l extol thee, Lord, on high - 

If God succeed nut all the cost - 

If God to build the house deny - 

I'll bless the Lord from day to day - 

I'll praise my Maker with my breath 

I'll speak the honours af my King 

I'm not asham'd to. own my Lord 

in all my vast concerns with thee 

In anger Lord rebuke me not 

In Guoriel's hand a mighty stone - 

la God's own house pronounce his praise. 

In Judah God of old was known 

In thine own ways, O God of love 

In va n the wealthy mortals toil - 

m vain we lavish out our lives - 

liifinite grief, amazing wo - - - 

Into thine hand O God of truth 

Is there ambition in my heart 

Is this tlie kind return - - - - 

It is the Lord our Saviour's hand 

Jehovah speaks^ let Israel hear 

Jeiiovah reigns, lie dwells in light 

J hovah reigns, his throne is high 

Jesus, in thee our eyes behold 

Jesu^ invites his saints - - 

Jesus IS gone above the skies 

Jesus our Lord ascend thy throne - . 

Jesus shall reign win re'er the sun 

Jesus the Mian of constant grief - 

Jesus, we bless tliy Father's name 

Jesus, wc bow before thy feet 

Jesus, with alt thy saiui^ above 

Join all the glorious na'ues - - - 

Join all the names of love and jvo-v/ev 



670 

682 
685 

687 
683 
124 
634 

.■,■2 

;33 

-46 

i'59 

3j6 

512 

398 

122 

372 

235 

473 

503 

357 

355 

176 

402 

3y7 

399 

520. 

£36 

4-J 

98 
614 

24 
156 
521- 
329 ' 

27 

376 

677 

137 

473 

328 

60S 

4U 

332 

123 

i-2i 

367 

604 

393- 

394 

435 

I9i 
491 
323 

41 
60^ 
481 
42*? 
580 
57S 

• 635- 
. 257 

. 365 
605 
281 

. 309 

• 6X0 

■ 259 

9 
. 4o 

• M4 
510 

■ 514 

• 4J5 
490 

■ 195 

• 191- 

■ 515 

• 216'- 

• 153 
. lJ> 



TABLE OF FIRST LINES. 



J-aden with guiit and full of feai-s 
Lt't Sill oiir t(i!if?u<^s be one . - - - 
Let iiii the eaith their voices raise 
Let ail the heathen writers join - 
Let chiiiUen hfar ihe niij>,hiy deeds - 
Let eV'i- lasting glories crown _ - . 

Let every creutuie join - - - - - 
Let every mortal ear attend - - - - 
Let every tongue ihy gdodness speak - 
Let Go > arise in all his might 
Let God the Father, and the Son 
Lit God the Father live . - . - 
Let God ihe Makers name - - - - 
I^et him embrace my soul and prove - 
Let me Jiut hear my Saviour say - 
Let mortal tongues attempt to sing 
Let others boast how strong they be - 
Let Pharisees of high esteim . - - 

J^et sinners take tlieir cunrse 
Let the old heathens tune their song 
Let the seventh angel sound on higli - 
I*t the wliole race of creatures lie 
Let the wild leopards of the wood 
Let them neglect ihy glory, Lord 
Let tis adore t!i' eternal Word - ^ 
Let Zion and her sons rejoice - - • 
Let Zion in her King rejoice 
Let Zion praise the mighty God - 
J/ife and inmiortal joys arc given 
Life is the tijue to serve the Lord 
IM't up your ejes to th' heavenly seat 
Like sheep we went astiay . - . ■ 
1.0, the destroying angel flies 
.1^0, the ycmng tribes of Adam rise 
ho, what a giovious corner stone - 
1.0, what a glorious siglit apjieiirs 
Lo, what an entertainn^g sight 
Long as I iive I'll biess thy name 
I^ong have 1 sat beneath the soujid - 
Lord, at thy temple we appear - 
Lord, hast tliou cast the nation off 
I^ord, how divine tJiy comforts are 
Loid, iiow secure ^nd bless"d are they 
J4'jrd, how secure my conscience was - 
h»v'.]f I am thine, but ihon wilt prove 
Lord, I am vile, conc<eiv''d in tii» 
Lord. I can sufl'i r thy nbiikes - 
Lord, I esteem t!iy judgments right - 
J,)id, I have made thy Avoid my choice - 
"j,or(', 1 will -bless thee aH my da\s - 
Loid, I would spread my so.ie (listless 
Lor;l, if thine eyes survey our fiiults - 
I, Old, if tliou d<ist not soon ai>pear 
Lotd, in the moriiing thou slialt litar 
l,ord of the Worlds above . - . • 
Lovi.. , tliou hast call'd thy grace to mind ■ 
Lord, thou Iiast heard thy servatit cry 
Lord, tliou hast si arcli'd and set n me throu 
?::Md, tiiovi hast seen my soul sincere - 
Lord, thou wi't hear me wIk n I pray 
Lord, 'tis a p^easatit tiling to stand 
l^;;rd, we Bdo.e tliy bounteous h :>nd 
l-fird, wf adore thy <ast desigiis 
Lorti, we are blind, poor mortals, blind 
)iOrd> we confess onr numerous fauUs - 
I-ord, we liav.' tuard thy works of old 
Lord, what a f< ebie pi< ce . . - . 
Lord, wliat a heaven of saving grace 
Lord, wliat a thoughtless wretcli Mas 1 
Loid, what a wretched limd is ihis 
Lor i. whnt is man, poor fctbie mjin - 
Lord, wiiat Mas Uian when made at first • 
Lord, wh<'n 1 count thy mercies «i'er - 
Lovd, \*lnii niy thoughts with wonder roll 
Lord, when ihou didst asctiid on high 
L'juil hiilkliijalis to the LorU 



Maker and sovereign Lord ... 
Man has a soul of vast desires 
Mercy and judgment are my song 
Mnie eyes and my desire . - ■ 
Mi-iiakeii souis, that dream of heaven 

My dear Uedeemtr and my Lord 

My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so - 

My God, accept my early vow'* - 

iMy God, consider my distress 

My <iod, how endless is tiiy love 

My God, bow many are my fears 

My God, in whom are all the springs 

My God, my everlasting Jmpe 

My God, my King, tliy various praise 

My God, my life, my love i - - 

My Go:!, my portion, and my love 

My God, permit nie not to .jc 

My God, permit my tongue - - - 

My God, the spring of all my joys 

My God, the steps of pious men 

My God, wliat endless pkasures dwell 

I My God, what inward grief I leel 

I My heart, how dreadful hard it is 

I My heart ivjoices in thy name - 

My never ceasing song shall show 

My refuge is the God of love 

My righteous judge, my gracious God 

My Saviour and my King - . - 

My Saviour God, my sovereign Prince 

My Saviour, my Ainlighty Friend 

My shepherd is the living Lord - 

My shepheid will supply my need 

My soul come meditate the day - 

My soul forsakes her vain delight 

My soul how- lovely is the place - 

My soul lies cleaving to the dust 

My soul lepeat his praise . - - 

My soul thy great Creator praise 

My spiiit looks to God alone 

My sj)irit sinks within me, Lord - 

My tjioiights on awful subjects roll 

My thoughts surmount these lower skies 

My trust is in my heavenly Friend 

Naked as from the earth we came 
Nature with all her jiowers sliall sing 
Nature with open Tolume stands - 
\o, 1 shall envy them no more - 
No, I'll repine at death no m<n'e 
.^Jo more, my God, I boast no more - 
No sieep nor slumber to his eyes - 
Nor eye hath sten, nor ear hatli heard 
Not all the blood of beasts - - . 
Not ai: the outward forms on earth 
Not different food, i\or diitertnt drtss 
Not from the dust aftljction grows 
Not tlie malicious nor j-'rofane 
i\ot to condemn iht sc-ns of men 
Not to our names thou only just and true 
Not to ouiseUts who are -but du^ ,^- 
Nut \o the terrois of the Lord 
Not With our mortal tvt-s 
Vow hi' my heait inspirTi to sing 
N<;w be the God of Israel bless'd* 
Now by the bowc is of my tiod - 
Now f I r a tuj'.e of iofty praise " • 
Now fiom the roaring lion's rage 
Now have our luaris embrac'd our God 
Now I'm cunviiic'd til-, i orit is kind 
Now in the gaIi'iii-5 of liis grace 
Now in* tlie iu at of yoiuhfiii blood 
Now ht a spacious wcirid ari-e * - 
Now let our lips with hoy fear - 
Ni w let ov.v mournful sorgs record 
Now let v.nv pains be all forgot - 
Now lit th<- Father and the Son 
Now let the I^crd my Saviour smile - 
Now niiiN the God of power and grace 
Now plead my cause, Alniighty God - 
Now Satan conies with ditadful roar - 
Now shall iiiy inward jojs arise - 
Now shall my sr.lcmn vows be i)aid 
Now to llic great and sacreil Tuiee - 



146 

433 
590 
353 
268 
113 
351 
551 
359 
550 
231 

80 
571 

22 
170 
169 
38B 
418 
37i 
381 
297 
319 
352 
347 

15 
334 
349 
457 
508 
200 
165 
166 
633 
331 
404 
353 
4 

62 
321 
27? 
630 
275 
3-)»2 

315 
579 
518 
433 

643 
201 
453 
654 
270 
219 
301 

67 
232 
271 

50 

48 
462 
298 
492 
496 
300 
133 
138 
51:2 

73 
545 
567 
. 58 
119 
139 
524 
669 
369 
577 
467 
188 
471 
486. 



TABLE OF FIRST LINES. 



XI 



Now to the Lord a noble son^ 

Now to fli»" Lord that inakts us k}iow 

Now to tljij. jMiwPr ot'!Goil suin-eMif 

O ai; ye, nations, ;j!.iist> the Lord 
O biess ihe ;^>kI, .;iy soul - . - 
O bltssed soiiis av tiii^y 
O for a shout of sucivd ioy - - - 
O for an jvitcooii .g faith - - 
O Ood .r.y refufi;e, hear my cries 
O God yS o;race and riiihitousiiess. 
O God fit'J-.uc-ray 'jear ,'ny ea-i 
Q Goti to udoin rfviti^e bJon.ffs 
O happy man whosf soul is fili'd 
O happy juiion vvh.-re the Lord - 
.O how I >o\e thy hoy law 
O if my soui wtre fonn'd for wo 
O Lord, how Diany are oiy foes - 
O Lord, our heaveniy Kin^ . - - 
O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous ^rtat 
O that the Lord would guide my way* 
O that "thy statutes every hour 
O til.- Almi*;hTy Lord ' 7 " " 
O the d'dighis, the heavenly joys - 
O thou tliat hiar'st wlien suinors cry - 
O thou whose g;race and justice rei,^ - 
O thou whose justice retains on high - 
O what a stiff rcbtdiious house 
of justice and of grace I sing 
Often I seek my Lord by night 
Once more ray soul the rising day 
Our days, alas! our mortal day? - 
Our Go<l, how firm his promise stands 
Our God, our help iji ages past - 
Our land, O Lord, with songs of praise 
Our sins, alas .' how strong the}' be 
Our souls shall magnify the Lord 
Our spirits join t' adore the Lainb 
Out of the deeps of long distress 

Plung'd in a gulf of dark despair 
Praise, everiastrng praise be paid 
Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee - 
Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name 
Praise ye the Lord, my heart shall join 
Praise ye the Lord, 'tis good to raise - 
Preserve me, Ijord, in time of need 

Raise thee, my sou!, fly up and run 

Raise your triumphant songs 

Rejoice ye righteous in the Lord 

Reineinber, Lord, our mortal state 

Return, O God of love,^'eturn 

Rise, rise, my soul, and leave the ground 

Saints, at your heavenly Father's word 
Salvation is forever nigh - - ' - 

3 tlvation, "O the joyful sound . - - 
Save me, O God, the swelling floods - 
Save me, O Lord, from every foe 
See what a living stone - . - . 

See whvre the great incarnate God 
Shi'll tliK vile race of flesh and blood 
Shall wt' go on to sin - 
Shall \\ i<doin cry aloud - - - - . 
Shew pity. Lord, O Lord forgive 
Shiiie, mighty God, on this our land - 
Shout to the Lord, and let our joys 
Sin has a thousand treacherous arts 
Sin like a venomous disease - - - . 
Sing all ve nations to the Lord - 
Sing to the J^ord aloud - - . . . 
Sing to the L"d Jehovah's name 
Sing to the Lord that built the skies - 
Sing to the Lord with joyful voice 
Sing to (he Lord ye distant lauds 
Si'ig to the Lord ye heavenly liosts 
Sitting around our Father's board 
So did the Hebrew p'ojjljet raise 
So let our lips :uid lives exjirtss 
Songs of i.n.iiortai praise belong - 
Soon as I lieird my Father say - - - 
Sta jd up, -iiy soul, shake off* thy f. ars 
Stoop down, jny thoughts, that use to rise 
■Sttait is the way, the door is strait 



104 I j Sure there's a righteous God 

152 I Sweet is tlie iitcmory of thy grace 

223 ; Sweet is the work, luy God^ my Kijig 



498 
.39 
205 
129 

621 
3oO 
362 
303 , 
383 
395 
1 

99 
310 
349 

54 
134: 
233 
333 

51 
661 I 
354 
313 ; 
3-16 : 
438 i 
392 
539 ! 
548 , 
610 ; 
175 
616 j 
592 : 
655 I 
107 i 
530 ' 
203 j 
I 

157 I 
266 j 
409 j 
470 i 

18 j 

76 ! 

239 I 

658 I 
33 ! 
60' 

639; 

374; 
14 I 

314 i 
327 j 
224 I 
118 I 
344 i 
423 j 
648 

25 I 
334 
254 
327 I 
531 ' 
587 ' 

185 ■ 

186 ; 

52 
437 I 
425 ' 

63 ! 

84 ! 
Ill 
563 . 
531 ' 
269 j 
230 , 

56 
408 I 
339 , 
632 
2^1 



72 

16 

420 

613 

20 

213 

645 

293 

452 

83 

141 

652 

658 

81 

95 

109 

455 

i48 

246 

241 

348 

243 

2-19 

38 

106 

47 

11 

167 

407 

10 

260 

649 

317 

90 



reach me the ratasure of my days 

IvTijiiie 'iod, that reign'st on high 

1' rh' Vluitgiity itigiis exalted high 

I phat awi'u: day wi.l surely come 

j That man is blest wlio stands in awe 

rhe artii forever is tiie Lord's - - - 

T'i*^ gioiies of luy Mtiker, God - - - 

I'h^- v_iod Jehovah reigus - - - - 

I'he God of glory sends his sumnmns forth 

I'lw God of mercy be adorM - , . 

I'he God of our salvation hears - - - 

rhe heavens dex:!aie thy giory. Lord - 

The Kiug of glory s.-ads his Son 

rhe King of *uiuts, how fair his faeb 

The laiuls ilxat hmg in darkness lay - 

rhe law by .vloii-s cume - . - - 

The law CMumaiids, and loakes us know - 

I'he Lord a pp. ars my lielper now 

rhe LorQ deCiaies liis will .... 

i'he Lord dcsctxidiiig from above 

rhe Loid, how wondrous arc his ways 

rhe L<ad is com. , the heavens proclaim - 

rhe Lord Jehovah reigns - - . - 

ihe Lu-d Jenovah r -igns - - . - 

the Lord my shepherd is - - - - 

The Lord of giory is my iight ... 

The Lord of gi jry reigns, he reigns on high 

The Lord on high prociaims ... 

'Ihe liOi'd, the Judge, b. fore his throne 

The Ljid, the Ju'lge, his ohurclKs warns - 

The Lord, th>- sovereign King . - - 

The Lord, the sovereign, sends his summons forth 651 

The majesty of Soonion - - - . 115 

The njan is v-ver blest •■---. 378 

The memory of our dying Lord ... 523 

The praise of bion waits fur thee - - 410 

The promise of my Father's iove - - - 511 

Vhe promise was divi -.ely free ... 506 

The triie Messiah now appears ... 145 

The voice of my lieiovLni sounds - " ■ .<3T 

The wondering world inquires to know - 5^3 

ihe wondei-s, Lord, thy iove has wrought 165 

Thee we adore^ Eiernai Name ... 615 

Thee will I love, O Lord, oiy strength - 366 

There is a house not made with hands - 62d 

There is a ;and of pure deiight - - - 626 

There was an hour when Christ ivjoic'd - liJ4 

These g.orious minds, how bright they shine 657 

Thi.uk, mighty God, on feeble man - - 640 

Tins is the day the Lord haih made - - 422 

This is the word of truth and love - - 248 

This spacious earth is all the Lord's - - 128 

Thou art my portion, O my God - - 318 

Thou God of love, thou ever biest - - 345 

Thou, whom my soul ad iiires above - - 535 

Thrice happy man who fears the Lord - 294 

Through every age, eternal God - - - 618 

rhus did the sons of A. bra' 11 pisS - - 507 

'l"iius far the I^ord has led mc oa - - 553 

Thus I resolv'd b fore the Lord - - 306 

Thus saith the fi;st, the great command - 237 

Thus saith the high and lofty One - • 251 

Thus saith the Lord, the spacious fi.lds - 238 

Thus saith the Lord, your work is vain - 162 

Thus saith the mercy of the Lord - - 505 

Thus saith the Ruicr of the skies - - 135 

Thus saith the wisdom of the Lord - - 255 

Thui- the eternal Father spake - - - 403 

I'hus the great Lord of earth in ( sea - 494 

Thy favours, Lord, surnnst' our souls - 5 

Thy mercies fid the earth, O Lord - .- 290 

rhy nsmc, Almighty Lord - - - - 500 

Thy works of glory, mighty Lord - - 70 

Time, what an empty va,)our 'tis - - 611 

'T is by the faith of joys to come - - 274 

'Tis by thy strengtii the >noruitains stand - 559 

' ris from the treasures of his word - - 151 

' ris not the law of ten cooi;;iands » - 448 

To God 1 cried mth muuruful voice • 2d0 



To God I made my sorrows known 
To God till' Isithi T, Gt)'l ilif Son 
To God thv FatlK I's throne 
To God the great, the tver blest 
To GkI the only wise . . . - 
To lieavfn I lift my waiting eyes 
To him. that chose tis first - - - 
'I'o oin- \liiiiehty Maker, God 
To our eternal God . - - . 

To thee before the dawnin;^ ii^'it 
To thee, iHost holy, and most high 
To thine aliHiE^hty avjn we owe - 
'Tvvas by an order fiom tlie Lord 
'I'was for our sake, eternal Gud 
Twas from thy hand, my God, I came 
'Twas in the waielses of the ni(?ht 
'Twas on that dark, that doleful night 
'Twas the commission of our Lord 

Unsliaken as the sacred liill - - - 
Up from my youtli may Israel say 
Up to the field-, where angels iie 
Up to the liills I lift mine eyes - 
Up to the Lord that reigns on Ingh - 
Upward I lift mine eyes - - - 

Vain are tlie hopes that rebels place - 
Vani are tlie hopes the sons of men 
Vaui man on fuolisli pleasures bent 

We are a jjarden waU.'d around - 
We b!<-!.s the j.oid, the just, the efood 
AVe bJess the i>rophet of the Lord 
We love the Lo.d. and we adore 
We s\'.\ii the ama/ing di.eds - - ' 

We sing the glories of thy love - 
WeleOine, sweei day of rest - - - 
Weil, the Hedeerai-r's gone - - ." 
Whit dift' rent powers of grace and sin 
WlKit qiial honours shall we bring- 
What happy men or angels these 
What mighty man, or mighty God 
Whal shall I nndir to my God - 
When Christ to judgment shall descend 
When God is nigh, my faith is strong 
When God, provok'd with daring ciimes 
When God r stor'd our captive s ate - 
WIku (iod r vf-al'd his gracious name 
When I ciin read my title clear 
Wh n I surv y the wondrous cross 
When I with pleasing wonder stand -- 
When in tlie light of faith- divine 
Whun Israel freed from iMiaraoh's hand 
When Israel sins, tin Lord reproves - 
When man grows boid in sin 
When overwhelin'd wiih grief 
When pain and anguisit seixe me, Lord 
IVheii strangers stand, aad hear me teli 



TABLE OF FIRST LINES. 



- 30 

- 665 
679, 680 

- 487 

- 214 

- 64 

- 678 

- 251 

- 681 

- 389 

- 591 

- 585 

- 93 
115 

59 
557 
509 
501 

210 

443 
330 

63 
6 

65 

220 

198 
440 

542 
79 
149 
584 
525 
479 
419 
142 
231 
158 
656 
477 
411 
C50 
641 
582 
483 
482 
375 
515 
57 
431 
447 
43<J 
36 
368 
341 
544 



when the first parents of our race - ~ 215 

When the great Builder arch'd the skies - 184 

When the great Judge, supreme and just - 74 

! when we are rais'd from deep distress ' - 607 

whence do our mournful thoughts arise - 42 

[Where are the mourners, sailh 'he Lord - 199 

Where aliall the man be found ... 289 

I Where shall we go to seek and find - - 454 

While I keep silence and conceal - - 207 

^ While men grow bold in wicked ways - 3 

Who can describe the Joys tbat rise - - 312 

I Wiio has believ'd thy w(n'd - - - . ]31 

I Who is this fair one in distress ... 54(3 

I Who shall ascend thy heavenly place - - 451 

I Who shall inhabit in thy hill - - - 450 

' Who shall the Lord's elect condemn - - 276 , 

' Who will arise and pKad my right - - 343 

I Why did the Jews proclaim their rage - 127 

j Why did the nations join to s;ay - - 147 

• Why d(j the proud insult the poor • - - 636 

' Why do the wealthy wicked boast - - 291 

Why doth the Lord stand off so far - - 573 

Why doth the man of riciies grow - - 637 

Why do we mourn departing friends - - 631 

Why does your face, ye humble souls - 209 

Why has my God my so<il forsook - - 120 

Why is my lieart so far from thee - - 356- 

Why should I vex tny soul and fret - - 382 

Why should the children of a King - - 325 

Why should this earth delight us so - - 435 

Why should we start and fear to die - 627 

Will God forever cast tis off ... 455 

V/ith all my powers of heart and tongue - 212 

With cheerful voice I sing - - - - 152 

With earnest longings of the mind - - 278 

With holy fear, and humble song - - 653 

With joy we meditate the grace - - - 262 

With my whole Iieart I'll raise my song - 647 

With my whole heart I've sought thy face 277 

With reverence let the saints appear - - 53 

With songs and honours sounding loud - 561 

Would you behold the works of God - - 69 

Ye angels round the tin-one - - - . 674 

Ye holy souls in God rejoice - - - 61 

Ye islands of tlie northern sea. - ,- - 112 

Ye nations round the earth rejoice • - 83 

Ye servants of the Almight7 King - - 35 

Ye sons of Adam, vain and young - - 5P8 

Ye sons of men, a feeble race - . . 502 

Ye sons of pride, that hate the just - - 638 

Ye that delight to serve the Lord - - 34 

Ye that obey th' immortal King - - - 400 

Ye tribes of Adam join - - - , - 91 

Yet (saith the Lordj if David^s race, - - 174 

Zion Mijoice, and Judah sin^- - - • S8S- 



IJVBEX OF SCRIPTURES, 

VERY MUCH ENLARGED. 



GENESIS. 

i 5& 

iil7 181 

iii I, 15, 17 256 

iii 15 V 8, 16'2 

V 5, 79 
iii 24 t7, 516 

xii 1, 4 v4, 274 

XV 1 8 V 2—5, 426 
xvii 7 503 

xvii 7, 10 605 

xvii 17, V 6, 7, 3 
xxii 6—14 315 

xxii 18 V 5, 107 

xxviii 17 519 

22, 21 71 

EXODUS, 
iii 10 V 9, 436 

ri 6 446 

Tii 9 V 9, 436 

vii 20, 21 V 10, ib 
viii6, 17, 24 V 11, ib 



X 13, 14 V 12, ib 

X 22 V 10, ib 

^ii 13, 2?, 23, 27, 

29, 164^ V 13, 436 
xU35, 36 V 15,436 
Xiii21 V 16, 436 

V 5, 438 
xiv 12, 446 V 4, 438 
xiv 26, 27, V 3, 156 
XV 1, 6, 10 583 
XV 3 V 8, 579 
XV 8 V 4, 438 
xvi 4, 14, 15 439 
xvii 6, V 17, 18, 436 

V 6, 438 
ixx 16—18 462 
xix 18—20 24 i 
xxviii 2,&c. V 1, 144 
XXX 8 448 
xxxiv 23, 24 453 

LEVITICUS 
iii 2, 8 270 

viii 12 454, 4fe3 

is 8 V 2, 144 

xiv 51 v5, 179 

xvi 6, 11, 17 24 

v 2, 144 
xvii 15 v 5, 144 

NUMBERS. 
X 35, 36 453 



xi 1, 4, 10, v7, r 

8, 438 iii 
xi 6—9 31—33. 439 ^-- 
XX 11 V 10, 150 

V 17, IB, 436 
XX 28 448 

xxi 24—26, 35, ix 7, 8 

V 4, 444 ix 10 
xxiii 19 265 ix 11 
xxxiii 38 448 is 12 
DEUTERONOMY, ix 15 

V 5, 448 
ib 

V 5, 437 
V 10, 150 

V 5, 448 



1 oy 

iii 28 

V 29 

viii 15 

xxxi 3, 23 

xxxii 29, 30 437 

xxxii 49,50, 624,448 

xxxiv 1-8, 624, 626 
V 5, 166 
v4,448 

JOSHUA. 

iii 13, 16 447 

xii 7, &;c. v 4, 444 

xxiii 14, 15 265 

Judges. 

xiu 8 148 

RUTH, 
ii 12 V 6, 3 

I. SAMUEL. 

xii 24 482, 483 

XV 29 265 

xxv 29 v7, 153 

v7, IcU 

H. SAMUEL, 
vi 15 129 

xxiii 4 V 5, 150 

v 5, 151 

I. KINGS. 

viii 27—30 5 

viii 29, 30 V 14, 150 
X 8, 15—18 115 

II. KINGS. 
vi 17 4*^4 

!. CHRONICLKh 
vi 31 453, 4;4 

Kv 1 453, 454 

xvi 1 453, 454 

U. chro.sicleh. 

is, 7, i7-~l9 
XXIX 23 



EZRA. 

11 77 

IX 6 360, 28 2 

ix 13 V 2, 4 

V 5, 3c 

NEHEMIAH. 



V 4, 274 

436 

446 V 2, 1'^ 

V 16, 4: 

V 6, 438 



xlvi 5, 6 
xlviii 
xiviii 14 
xlix 14 
ii 5 

n 10 

iv 6 

Iv 6—8 
ixv 11 
Jxviii 17 



i6— 13 
i 21 
ii 1—9 
iv 17—21 
v6— 8 
ix 2—10 
ix 12 
ix 19 
xi 7—9 
xi 7—12 
xiii 15 
xiv 4 



JOB. 
v 



v5, 



-27 



217 

315 

217 

25 

67 

24 

V 4, 28 

v4, 44 

27 

28 

71 

177 

v5, 376 

642 

V 5, 517 



xix 25 
xxii 5 

xxiii 9,10,Uv2,3,30 
xxv 5 v 6, 28 

xxvi 11—14 2y 

xxxvii 22 20 

xjixviii 7 v3, 298 
V 2, 184 
xii 1, 21, 31 V 5, 12 

PSALMS. 
ii6,9 12 

ii 10, 11, v4, 5, 1 



li 12 
ii »2 
iii 5, 6 
iv 8 
\ 3 
vi 6 
ix 17 
xvii 14 
xi\ 1-3 
xix 5 — 9 
xxiv7— 10 
xxxiii 4, 6, 



v 4, 
v 4, 
552, 
55J. 
548. 
v2. 



v3. 



473 
473 
v5, 151 
387 
177 

V 4, 189 

V 6, 331 

332 

v4— 7, 611 

474 



Lx viii 19 v4— 7, 611 
Ixxii 15, 17, 19 

V 4, 148 
ixxiii 24, 26 

v5, 151 
Ixxiii 25 169, 170 
Ixxvii 7—9 354 



ixxvii 10 
Ixxvii 16- 
1 xxxiv 10 
Ixxxv 10 



■19 



71 
17 

419 

V 3, 102 

V 2, 533 
v7, 44 

634 

14, a 

4,614 

336 

6, 13 

157, 115 

12 



v3, 



xl 2. 3 
J lijxxxvi 9 
270' 



Ixxxix 14 

ixxxix 48 

:cc 1, 2, 

xc 9 

ciii 1, 2 

ciii 19 

civ 4 

cvii 23 — 29 

ox 3 

cxi 9 

cxvi 12 

cxviii ^4 

cxix 5 

cxix 24 

oxix 26 
151 « xxiv 
1.^3 xxvi 3 
553 cxx.iix 13 
i64 cxxxix 23, 24 
o52 cxJiii 8 
;37 c,\l ii t9, 20 
6:iO|- \lviii 
433'o.v!viii 2 
64i>lo lix 

o47j P 10 VERBS. 
47 2'iii24 v 3, 5 553-, 554 
8, lb, Ivi 6 — n v2, 351 
21, 26,5! viii 22—32 254 

217|viii 34—36 255 

V o, 15liix 6 523 

V 5, 153ixvii 17 v 6, 151, 153 



1U3 

-ii)7 

33Q 

419 

V 6, 94 

94 

329 

387 

v4, 183 

16 66 

316 

553 

92 

88 

86 

579 



Xiv 

ECCLESIASTE?. 

i 2 43^ 

i.x 4—6, 10 609 
Xi 9 568, 569 
xii 1, 7 567 
Xii 14 568, 569 

SOLOMON'S 
SONG. 



INDEX OF SCRIPTURES. 



i2— 5, 12, 13,17,534 
i 7 535 

ii 1 V 5, 150 

V 5, 287 
536 

V 1, 287 



516 
537 
538 
286 
539 
540 



xlv 9 V 4, 28 

xlv 21-— 24, 259,260 
xlv 24 200 

xlviii 10 V 9, 150 
xlix 13—17 471 
1 10, 11 199 

lii 7—10 250 

liiil— 5, 10—12,131 
liii 8—g^ 12 132 
v3, 103 
V 4, 138 



liii 8 

liii 10, 11 

Iv 1,2, 7 252 

Iv 1, 2, 7 257 

Ivii 15, 16 149 

lix 20 V 5, 153 

Ixi 10 202 

Ixii 1,2, 6,8,11,250 
Ixiii 1—3 477 

Ixiii 4^7 478 

Ixv 17 221 

Ixv 20 567 

JEREMIAH. 

ii 2 540 

542;ii 6 371 

16, 543!viii 21,22,91 v2, 248 

193 

183 



ii 1—4, 6, 7 
ii 3 
ii 3,4 
ii 8—13 
ii 14, 16, 17 
ii 16 
jii 1 — 5 
iii 2 

iy 1,10,11.7,9,8, 541 
iv 12, 14, 15 542 
V 1 

v9— 12.14— 
v 10—16 V 18, 150:ix23, 24 
vi 1—3, 12 5441 X iii 23 



vii5. 6-9, 12 13, 54jixiv 
viii 5—7, 13, 14,546' 
viii 6 V 3, 275 

ISAIAH. 



i 25 

vii 14, 145 

viii 20 

ix 2 

ix 2, 6, 7 

xiv 12 

XXvi 1 

XX M ' — 6 
XX vi 8—20 
XX vi 12 
xxviii 12 
xxviii 16 



V 9, 150 

V 1, 150 
V 5, 94 

259, 260 
148 

V 3, 184 

2i7 
472 
57i; 
223 
432 



xi 4 V 4, 5, 614 

V 3, 4, 388 

xiii 9 236 

xiv 9 v8, 9, 582, 449 

JOEL, 
i 5 440 



II 15, 



577 



17 
AMOS, 
iv 12 634, 629 

V 21—25 238, 650 
viii 9, 10 576 

ix 2, 3 40 

JONAH. 

ii 2 361, 70 

ii 3 279 

ii 4 605 

V 14, 150 

MICAFL 

v 4, 403 

432 

105 

238 

20% 204 

209, 257 



i 4 
ii 4 



\6. 



45 



v 13, 



XX VI 1 1 20 
xxxii 2 
xxxiii 14 
XXXV 8 
XXX viii 9, Szc. 
xl 9, 10 
xl 17 
xl 27—31 
xl 28, 31 
xlii 21 
xliii 25 
xliv 22 
xlv 1, 5 
xlv 7 



150 
199 
228 
20 
193 
6 07 
250 

v6, 659 

42 

338 

163, 162 
209 

v7, .^^:4 

5oO 



22 V 5, 49 

xxiii 6 234, 200 

xxxvi 2, 4, 17, 18 
22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 

32. V 2, 93 
LAMENTATIONS.'ii 12, 13 
i 12 311 

iii 23 550 

EZEKIEL. 
xvi 8 V 3, 4, 540 
xvi 3 155 

xxxiii 30,31 428 
xxxvi 25—27 257 
Kxxvi 26 352 

xxxvii 4, 10 V 5, 2^25 
V 2, 248 
DANIEL. 



ii 7 
ii 10 
V 2 

vi 6, 8 
vii 7 
Vii i8, 1&, 

NAHUAL 
i 2—7 21 

i 2—9 563 

i 15 250, 333 

habakkijk:. 



V 3—12 
vii 13, 14 

ix 12 
xi 5 
xi 19 

xi 25—27 
xi 28—30 
xii 20 
xii 50 

xiii 16, 17 
xiii 45, 46 
xii-i 49, 50 
xiv 25 
xvi 18 
xvi2t 
xvii 4 
xvii 27 
xviii 20 
xix 27 



ii 21 
ii 44 

iii 12, 16 
jv 34. 35 
vi 13 
vi 10 
vii 14 

HO SEA. 
ii 14 
ii 19,20 
iii 5 



•59 1 

146, 127 

v 4, 161 

28, 45 

v 4, 161 

390 

490 



i 3,4 
vi 6 
vii 11 
x2 



537 

541 

303, 173 

356, 44'i 

238 

35 o 

V 3, 329 



357, 355 

466 

271 

4761 

li 14 490> 

iii8-10v6-9,446,447 

zephaniah 

iii 12, 357, 279, 313 
iii 14—17 475, 476 

haggai. 

ii 7 V 5. 6, 107 

zechariah. 

v2, 581 

V 4, 494 

365, 310 



37a 
189 

1, 6, 377 
186 
126 

v6, 151 

V 6, 153 

195 
253 
262 

V 6, 151 

V 6, 153 

250 
v3, 94 

V 7, 1 15 

V 6, 134 

455 
227 
287 

V 6, 134 
453, 454 

336 



ii 5 
vi 13 
xii 10 
xiii 1 



V 4, 236, 257 

V 8, 150 
xiii 9, V 9, 150 
xiii 7 !35 

MALACHI. 
iii 1 V 3, 151 

iii 3, 4 V 9, 150 

iv 2 V 16, 150 

V 3, 221 
MATTHEW. 



xix 28 V 5—8, 387 
xxi 9, 422, i23, 684 
xxi 15, 16 564 

xxii 17—21 589 
xxii 44 493 

xii 37— iO 237 
12, V 5, 574 
XXV 31,32, v7, 151 
v7, 153 
XXV 33 V 6, 380 

XXV 34, 41, 46, 64-6 
V 7, 8, 648 
xxvi 26—30,509,511 
xxvi 53 115 

xxvii 29 V 6, 661 
xxvii 35 163 

xxvii 45 V 4, 311 
xxvii 46 524 

xxvii 51—53 126 
xx\iii 1- -8 421 

xxviii ^8, 20 244 
xxviii W, 28 501 

MARK, 
ii 17 186 

V 3 v2, 151 

V 1—16 186 
ix 24 V 3, 236 
X 14 503 
x 28 V 3, 4, 336 
xiv 22—26 509,511 



ii 1—11 
iii 7 
iii 9 

iv 1—11 
iv 16 



1091 

V 2, 494' 

220 

V 3. 1 1.3 
2o9i 260; 



XV 17 
XV 24 — 45 
XV 33 
XV 34 
xvi 2—6 
xvi 15—17 



v6, 661 
136 

v4, 311 
524 

421 
244 



INDEX OF SCRIPTURES. 



XV 



xvi 15—18 267 

LUKE. 

i 26 474 

i 30—33 105 

1 46, 50, 54, 55 107 

68, 69, 76—79 496 

i 10—14 106 

i 13 474, 115 

j 25. 28, 36, 38 109 

i 27—32 625, 522 



v4, 11] 

V 6, 134 
186 
113 

V 3, 241 
195 
194 
250 
433 
223 

—23 520 
xiv 17, 22, 23 521 
xy 7, 10 312, 115 
XV 11—24 
xvi 19—26 
xvi 20, 22 



ii 4, 5 

V 4, 6 

V 31 
vi 12 

vii 47, 48 

x21 

X 21, 22 

X 24 

xii 16, 21 

xiii 24 

xivl6,17,21 



xvi 22 
xviii 1 
xviii 7, 8 
xviii 8 
xviii 10- 
xviii 28 
xix 10 
xix 38, 40 
xxi 28 



307 

630 

631 

v5, 114 

V 5,22 
1 

V 5, 285 
14 282 
V 3, 4, 33f 

V 4, 351 
684 

V 4, 64 



iii 36 

IV 14 
iv 24 
v 25 
v36 

V 39 
vi 31, 35, 39 



272 

V 4, 94 

316 

248 

v2, 93 

V 2, 94 

513 



vi 32,33,48—51 525 
526, V 4, 156 



vi 55 
vi 66 
vii 18 
viii 56 
x7, 9 
X 10 
X 17, 18 
X 28, 29 
xii 32 
yiii 15 
xiii 15 
xiii 23, 25 
xiv 2, 3 
xiv 6 



122 

V 3, 189 
v6, 162 

V 2, 273 

V 12, 150 

32 

V 4, 135 

263 
269, 163 

113 
v5, 151 

523 

514 

V 11, 150 



xxii 19, 20 509, 511 
xxii39, 41 113 

xxii 43 114, 115 
xxii 44 524 

xxiii 33—47 136 
XX iii 34 V 5, 145,530 
xxiv 1—8 421 

Xxiv 26 121 

JOHN. 



i 1, 3, 14 

19 v 5, 

i 13 

i 16 

i 17 

i 29—32, 36 

i47 

ii 17 

iii 3--8 

iii 14—16 

iii 15 

Iii 16 

iii 16—18 

iii 33 

Hi 84 



xiv 19 
XV 1, 5 
xvi 14 
xvi 16 
Kvii 4 



Kix2 
xix 30 
xiK 34 
X 1 

Kx 20 
NX 20, 27 
XX 28 



v5, 151, 153 
513 

V 6, 150 

V 7, 163 
514 
121 

V 4, 226 

V 6, 661 
121 

136, 517 
421 
519 



xvi 31 241 

xvii 30 31 

XX 24 375 

xxvi 28 189 

ROMANS. 
i 16 248, 322, 527 
i 28 V 3, 4, 437 

ii 4 309, 31 

ii 5 V 2, 21 

iii 10— 18 V 4,5 182 
iii 19—22 198 

iii 20 241 

iv 6—8 208, 206 



iv 19, 20 
iv 20, 21 
v6, 8 
v8 

V 12—14 
v 12—21 
vi i, 2, 6 



V 6, 7, 35 
266 



157 
196 
183 
178 
234 
vi 3, 6 502 

vi 9 V 5, 6, 136 

vii 8, 9, 14, 24 240 
vii 11 185 

vii 15, 19 231, 223 
viii 14, 16 
viii 28 
viii 32 
viii 33—39 
viii 56 

ix 21—23, 20 
x4 



i 12 
i20 
ii II 
]ii 16 
iv 17, 18 

V 1, 5-S 

V 7 



X 18 
xi2 
xi 16, 17 



ACTS. 



V 5, 529 xi 25, 26 
V 10, 151 xii 14 



i 9 
i 11 



10^ 

151, 153 

219 

V 1, 149 

246 
496 

V 3, 208 
v2, 113 

219 

269 viii 33 v 3, 103 

^41 Kii 7 474 

196 xiii 26 224 

271 xiii 46 v 2, 490 

264 iv 15—17 309 

f5, 45'iUvi 14, 15,33 305 



325 

71 

531 

276 
108 
192 
108 

V 5, 244 

442 
504 
442 

V 6, 451 
589 
301 
113! 

v5, 51 
503 
270 
281 

V 7, 413 



xiii 1 — 7 
591;xiv 17—19 
V 15, 16, 7|xv 5 
124 
126ixv 8 

u 1—11 267JXV 13 

ii 23—28 123 xvi 20 

:i 23—36 136 

ii38 601,1. CORINTHIANS. 

li 39 ■ V 3, 4, 504|i 23, 24 247, 518 

iii22v2, 108 v4, 15l'i 26—31 

V 3, 245 -J 30 
146; i 7 

v7, 52l!ii 9, 10 

V 2, I08;iii 6, 7 

V 5, 244'iii 11 



V 10, 150 



x4 

xl6, 17 

X 31 

X 32 ' 301 

xii v4, 337, 113 

xi 23—26 509, 526 



510 

V 6, 161 



xiii 1—3 
x-iii 2—7, 13 
xiii 10, 12 
XV 3 
XV 55—57 



305 
302 
412 
529 
621 

ir. CORINTHIANS. 



Vl4 



V 14, 15 
vl7 

vl9 

ix 15 

xl7 

xi 2 

xi 14 

xii 7, 9, 10 

xii 9, 10 



285 

265 

187 

247 

275 

629 

274 

V 5, 125 

V 3,71 

196, 197, 515 



iv 24—28 
iv 32 
vii 37 
/iii 4 
viii 33 
Kii 7 
xiii 26 
xiii 46 
iv 15—17 



193 
234, 235 
T 3, 249 

654 



161, "1X5 
221 
155 
157, 33 
193 
540 

V 3, 188 
258 

V 4, 532 

V 6, 223 
GALATIANS. 

ii 20 V 5, 151 

V 5, 153 

V 5, 518 
iii 10, 11^ 22 241 
iii 13, 14 530 

ii 26 V 1, 272 

iv 4 256 

,6 V 9, 10, 161 

161 



iv 6 
v2— 5 

V 14 
v 17 

V 22, 23 
vi 7, 8 
vi 14 



506 

V 3, 237 

931 

533 

185 

515,269,527, 

228 

EPHESIANS. 



247 i 3—6 



IV 12 

v7 

vi 3 

vi 10, 11 

vii 29 

ix27 



V 13, 150 

V 6, 451 

164 

V 5—8, 387 

332 

6il 



I 7 

i i3, 14 
i 17-20 
ii 1, 5 
li 1:^ 
ii 13 



22« ii 20 



191 
531 

325 
324 
V 2, 224 
433 
222 
V 13. 150 



XVJ 



INDEX or SCRIPTURES. 



iii 9, to 105 
iii 16 — 21 430 


II TIMOTHY. 


1x12 v8, 151 


) JUDE. 


i9, 10 


226|x 19, 20 401 


6 196, 19? 


iv 8 130 


i 12 


322, 375 


x 28 246 


24, 25 214 


iv 15 V 7, 150 
iv I7— 19 1«3 


ii 1 


V 4, 532 


xi 1, 3, 8, 10 273 


REVELATION. 


iii 5 


189 


xii 1—4 337 


i 5—7 152, 530 


iv 30 — 32 300 


iii 15, 16 


92 


xii 2 269 


i 10 422, 423 


V 83 V 7, 150 


iii 16, If 


93 


V 5, 226 


ii 7 516 


v,25 529 


iv 6—8, 18 


339 


xii 15 V 6, 182 


ii26, 27 387 


V 27 346 


iv 7, 8 


628 


Mi 18—23 462 


ii 28 V 5, 522 


vi 16 V 2, 375 


TITUS. 


xii ^4 164 


iii 21 V 6—8, 387 


PIllLIPPIAJNS. 


i 2 


176 


xii 29 16 


iv 4, 10, 11 659 


i 23 633 


ii 10— »3 


23'.' 


xiii 7, 8 619 


V 5—11 V 4, 151 


ii s. 300 


ii 13 


V 6, 51 4 


>iii 10, J 5 V 6, 4J3 


v4, 153 


ii 6—8 105 


ii 3—7 


225 


JAMES. 


V 6—9 lo9 


ii 6 V 5, 102 


HEBREWS. 


i 17 V 5, 44 


V 6, 8—12 1j5 


ii r, 8 2 lo 


i 1,2 


92 


i 26 V 5, 223 


vlt— 13 I54 


ii cj-ll 66' 


i3 


V 2, 151 


ii 10 241 


V 12 158 


iii 7—9 201 


is 


V 4, 102 


ii J 7— 20, 26 268 


VJ 2 V 1, 151 


iv 8 310. 326 


i 6 


106 


iv 7 188 


vi 14—17 V4,>,210 


COLOSSIANS. 


i7 


115, 114 


iv 14 611 


vi 15, 16 V 4, t51 


i 9—13 324 


i 10~-12 


619 


I. PETER. 


V 4, 153 


i 1 4 531 


i 14 114 


115,474 


i 3-^5 12^ 


V 5. .^63 


i 16 103 


ii5— 9 


190, 134 


i 7 V 9. 150 


vii 9 15 v3, 532 


i 20 164 


ii9 


12i 


i 8 - 298, 270 


vii i.i'^ 7 656,6.37 


ii 9 V 14, 150 


iilO 


vll, 151 


i 11 121 


vii 16, 17 497 


ii 12 502 


ii 14—18 


215 


i 18, 19 512 


xi 15 644 


ii 14, 15 3S4, 685 


iii >, 5, 6 


246 


ii 2 161 


^ii 11 337 


ii 15 256 


iii 7—11 


426, 427 


ii 4, 6 435 


yii 7—12 480 


iii 3 572 


iii 13 


185 


ii 21 V 5, 151 


xii 12 igg 


iii 4 642 


iv2 


4::-8 


ii 21,22 ■ 113 


xiv 10, 11 646 


iii 5 223 


iv 7 


426,427 


ii 24 163, loJ 


xiv 13 623 


iii 16 99 


iv 15, 16 


26. 


iii 18 335 


XV 3 156, 479 




v7 


26J 


V 8 188 


x'v 3, 4 V 10, 151 


1 THESSALONIANS. 


V 12—14 


,428 


II. PETER. 


xvi 19 479 


iv 13—17 643 


vi IJ, 12 




il9 93 


xviie 479 


iv 16 v8, 115 


vi 17—19 


176 


iii 5—15 68 


xviii 20, 21 291 


V 10 529 


vii22 


V 7, 151 


iii 7—14 435 


xix 13 v 3, 153 


I. TIMOTHY. 


vii 23—27 


144 


I. JOHN. 


xiv 16 V 3, 151 


ill 249 


vii 1,3,21,2 


3-25 494 


i7 209 


v 3, 153 


i 13 V 3, 4, 521 


vii 25 


v2, 149 


ii 1 V 9, 151 


XX 15 V 4, 5, 369 


ii 1—3 589 


ix 7, 12, 24, 25 U4 


ii 16 431 


xxi 2—4 497 


ii 5 401 


ix 11, &c. 


V 8, 151 


ii 19 1B9 


xxi 5—8 648 


V 6, 1.51 


ix 14,26 


512 


ii20. 27 V 4^466 


xxi 27 654 


V 6, 153 


ix 26 


162, 163 


iii 1,3 161 


xxii 1 2, 14 528 


iii 15 453 


ix 27 


615 


iii 5 163 


xxii 2 V 4, 150 


iii 16 155 


X 1 


108 


iii 8 V 5, 226 


xxii 2, 14 516 


v6, 103 


X 1-12 


145 


V 4, ^ 431 


xxii 16 V 4, 15, 150 


vi 16 V 2, 14 


h 4—9 


162,163 


V 6, 8 517 


xxii 20 152 



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ENLARGED 



SSriDIUSi ©1^ ©W3J^IS©l?i 



=5s=Ste=5s=Qs==55=Q!n 



2f. B.—Turn to tlie particular article you tvant, as in a Dicflonnry or Concordance, hut look 
not under Christ /or atonement or redemption, but at the very words themselves, and so in 
every instance. ' . 

If you find not tfie term you seek, look for another of similar import, such as coavemon ana 
re-^eneration. 

TliC fgures rtfer to the numftp's of the Hymns and of the pages, zvhich always answer to each ot/tet 



A. 

aAIl027 and Christ, 144, 145 
'*■'■ Moses and Joshua, 448 

Abba, Father, Ifil v. 5, 6 
Abel and Christ, 164 . 

Abounding, iniquity, 573, 574 

gi-ace, 209, 202, 191, 176 
Abraham, stones made children of, 230 
Abraham's cali, 274 A«k 4 

faiih and obedience, 273 v. 3,4 

blessing on the GentiJes, 503, 504, 506 

offeiing his son, 314 
jlbsenccy fi«m God, deprecated, S76 

forever intoh rable, 372, 646 

and presence of God and Christ, 373 

from public worship painful, 278 
Absent Saviour^ gone to prepare a place for his 
people, 514 

love to the, 293 

memonal of the, 509, 514 
jiceess, to the throne of grace by a mediator, 407 
Adam, corrupt nature from, 181, 222 

sovereign of the creatures, 58 v. 9 

first and st^cond, 177 

their dominion, 190 
Adoption, 161 

and election, 191 
Adoration, 479. See Worship, 
Advice to youth, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569 
Advocacy of Christ, 142, 143 
Advocate, Christ an, 151 v. 9, 153 ▼. 9 
Affections, inconstant, 356 

unsanctified, 428 

spiritual, described, 285 

desired, 388, 221 
Afflicted, Christ's compassion to them, 262, 369 T. 3 
j^ictions, of the church, 463 469 

corporal and mental, 349 

courage in them, 350 

difference between those of saints and sinnei-SjSBS 

hope in them, 357, 279, 280 

lisrbt and short, 275 v. 4 

heavy and overwhelming, 280, 595, 349 

instructions by them, 383, 59S 

moderated, 211 

profit by, and support under them, 597 

•without rejection, 174 

resignation to them, 596, 313, 283 

temored by prayer, 484, 361 

regulated by providence, 67 

sanctified, 383, 598 

submission to them, 315, 71, 596, 313, 28S 

support, tmst,and comfort under then),67|369,375! 

trying our grace*, 52, 341 



i 



c 



Aged, saints, flourishing, 459 

prayer and song, 572 
refii crion and hope, 571 

sinner, at death and jndgjnent, 567 
All in all, God, 169, 170, 304 
All tee/ntr God, 40, 41 
All svfficience of Christ, 276 

of God, 1, 2, 42 

of grace in duty and suffering, 258, 42 

divine, our- bliss, 331 y. 5 
Almost Christian, 189 
Alms, or liberality, 291, 296 
Ambition of the world, 431, deprecated, 28S 
Amen. AAZ v- 6, 490 v. 8, 628 v. 6, ttO V, 4 
America, prayer for it, 581 

priiise to God for it, 579 587 

prosperity and happiness of it, 581, 582, 560 
Anchor, hope an, 176 v. 3 

Ano'cl of the covenant, Christ, 153 v. 5, 154 T. 8 
Angels, (bad) their fall, 184 

ministry of. 602, 508, 474 

punished, and man saved, 196, 197 

vanquished and miserable, 86 v. 6, 7 

(good) guardian, 602, 484 v. 5, 474 

happy at the convereion of sinners, 115 v. 6 

subject to Christ, 157 v, 4 114 v. 4 
Anger and love of God, 36, 81, 5, 6,41, 62, 16, 51 
Anger; See JVrath. Vengeance, Hell. 
Anstver, to the Church's prayers, 578. See Prayer, 
Antichrist, liis ruin. 429, 478, 481 
Anticipation, of death and glory, 385, 386, 572, v. 4,7,8 
Apollos, nothing without God, 247 v. 4 
Apostate, perishing, 189 
Apostles, commissioned, 244 
Apparel, spiritual, 202, v. 6,7, 25 
Appeal to God, against persecutors, 342 

concerning our sincerity,3l9,32C-our humility ,28S 
Ark, placed in Zion 453' 
Arm of the Lord, made bare, 250 v. 6 

Church sealed on Christ's, 546 v, S 
Arms of everlasting love, 217 v. 3 
Armour of the gospel, 339, 406 v. 4 

Ascension of Christ, 124, 127 130 

Ashnrned, not, of Christ, or his gospel, 822, 587 
Astonishing love and grace, 161, 232 
Assistan'^e, gracious, in duty, 42 

in the spiritual warfare, 340, 212, 217 

agauist sin and satan, 42 
Assurance, of interest, 332, 286 

of heaven, 628, 375 

of the love of Christ, 276, 286 

desired, 325, 265 v. 8, 646 v. 6—8, 45 r. 10) 7 fSIJ 
Atheism, practical, 3, 182, 574, 575 

punished, 573 

AtotKment of Chnit, 162, i5^ 2ro 



^VUI 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Attributes of God, 38 52 

Authority of inagistratcs from Go(1, 591 
Avenger, God an, of his saints, 13 
■awakened sinner, 240 

B. 

Bnbes, new-born described, 161 
Babylon, iniin of it, predicted, 478 

falling, 479 

fallen, 481 
'SacksUders, in distress and desertion, 353 

restored, 364 

pardoned, 203, 441, 204 
Backslidijifrs and returns, 346 
Banquet of love. 536, 520 
Baptism, and circumcision, 501 508 

the commission, 501 

and circumcision, 507 

believers buried with Christ in, 502 

of infants, 505, 507 

children devoted to God in, 505, 504 

preaching, and the Lord's supijer, 508 
Beatific vision longed for, 662, 412, 659 
Beatitudes, 370 
Believe and be saved, 271 
Believer described, 161 

baptized, 501, 502 

death and burial of a, 631 
Beauty, of Christ, 543, 4P2 

of Christ's righteousness, 202 

of the church, 541, 456, 457 v. 5, 7 

of gospel ministers, 250 

of holiness, 257 

of saints, 456, 458 
Birth, does not convey grace, 220 

first and second, 219 

of Christ, 105, 103, 148, 107 
miracles at the, 109 
Blasphemy, complained of, 574, 575 
Blessed, the, described. 370, 208,377, 378, 380 

dt-ad in the Lord, 623 
Blessedness, of gospel times, 250 

of heaven. 655, 667, 657, 159 

only in God and Christ, 169, 170, 372 
Blessing, of Abraham on the Gentiles, 503, 504, 506 

of God on business, 393 
ilessings, of the gospel, 141, 496 

of :i family, 395, 396 

of the country, 558, 559, 561 

of a nation, 580 

of the spnng, 553 
Blood of Abel, 164 

Blood of Christ, cleansing, 232, 270, 308, 257, 236 
V. 4,6, 179 V. 5, 6, 117 

seal of the New Testament, 511 

and flesh our food, 525, 526 

si)irit and water, 517 
Boasting, exciuded, 193, 201 

in Christ, SIS, 527 
Book, of nature and scripture, 95, 96, 98 

of God's decrees, 7 

of life, 369, 7 v. 6 
Branch of promise, Christ the, 463 v. 9, 51, 496 v. 2 
S'axrn serpent, 259 
£read, strengthening, 92 v. 12 

of life, Christ the, 513, 144 v. 3 
Mreathing after comfort and deliverance, 355 

after holiness, 233 
Broad and narrow way, 189 v. 1 
Brot/wr, Christ a, 219 v. 6, 220 v. 6, 9 
Brotherly love, 299 

reproof, 551 v. 3, 4 
Burial of a saint, 631 

witji Christ in baptism, 502 
Duiincss^ of life blest, 393 

of glorified saints, 656, 657, 159 

c. 

Cesar's dues, 289 v. 5 

I'alt of U.e gospel, 252 ^255 

accepted, 520 
CcJvnry, 512 v. 5. See C^o^s 
Ccnian, Israt* kd to .if, 449 

Jlojit tliroogh uubvli'.t, 4*7 



Canaan, and heaven, fi26, 448, 449, 435 v. 4, 5, 7 
Captain of salvation, 151 v. 11, 153 v. 11 
Care of God over his saints, 484 
Cares welcomed, 375 v. 3 
Carnal, mind, enmity, 177 

joys parted with, 331, 332 
reason humbled, 194, 194 
Cause, our, left with God 67 v. 3, 4 
Ceremenies, mere extemal, vain, 3bl 
Change produced by the gospel, 248 
Characters of Christ, 150— — 153 

of true Chi-stians, 161 
Charity, and lo%'e, 300, 302 

and uncharitableness, 301 

to the poor, 291, 29 v. 1, 2 

blessing attending, 293, 295 

and justice, 451 

niixtd with imprecations, 467 
Chastisement, 438, 439. See Afflictions. 
Chastity, 232, 654 
Children, C«nfants) in the covenant of grace, 503,504 

devoted- to God, 504, 505, 507 

instructed, 82, 565 

praising God, 564 

made blessings, 393, 394 
Children of God, (christians) 161 

their characters, 161 

their privileges desired, 161 T. 7 
Christ, 102, 160 

and Aaron, 144 ^ 

and Abel, 162 

Adam the second, 178, 190 

his all-sufficiency, 122 

his ascension, 127, 130, 494 

the beloved, described, 543 

his characters, 150 

the church's foundation, 455 

his coming, the signs of it, 574 

his commission, giacious, 271, 32, 3S 

his condescension and glorification, 134 

covi'iiant made with him, 173 

first and second coming, or his incamntioB, 
kingdom, and judgment, 106, 111, 645 

the creator, 619 

crucified, esteemed foolishness, 225 

the true Da^id, 303, 173 

his death and resurrection, 119, 120, 123, 138, 139 

his eternity, 619 

exalted to the kingdom, 146, 134, 137, 489, 
490, 493, 494 

our example, 304 

fuiih in his blood, 308 

God and man, 173 

his Godhead, 619 

pov/er and wisdom of God, 518 

the desire of all nations, 107 v. 6 

l;is glory and grace, 104 

glory in heaven, 661 

our hope^ 362, 364, 308 

human and divine natui-e, 20, 21,103, 148, 684 

incarnntion and dominion, 134 

inearnntion and sacrifice, KrZ 

the king, and the church his spouse, 45C), 457 

his kingdom among the Gentiles, 660, 489, 
490, 458, 457, 453 

liis love to enemies, 303, 304 

liis mnjisty, 213, Ml 

iiis mediatorial kingdom, 140, 493 195 

names and titles, 161 153 

his obediiiice and death, 229 

his offic(S, 149 

his personal glories and government, 491 

praised by children, 564 

l)rophet, priest, and king, 149, 493 495 

his resunvction on the Lord's dav, 422, 423 

sent by the Failier, 32, 33, 271 

our strength and rightc-oujuess, 200 

his sufferings and kingdom, 119, 127, 138 139 

ins sufferir.gs for our saJ\ation, 118 

his titles, 148, 151 153 

his y.eal ami reproaches, 116 
See other articles concerning Christy under their 
respective terms. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



X)£ 



CHRISTIAiJ LIFE, 327 376 

Christian, almost one, 189 

chaiaettr of a true, 161 

church made of Jews and Gentiles, 458 

qualifications of one, 450 452 

religion, its excellence, 245 

virtues, 223 

Meak, not to be despised, 301 
Church, Jewish and christian, 436—500 

beauty of it, 456, 457, 460, 461, 398, 541 

birth-place of saints, 458 

built on Jesus Christ, 455 

her complaints avenged, 481 

delight and safety in it, 407 

destruction of enemies jjroceedsfrom thence, 588 

espousals to Christ, 540 

gathered and settled, 453, 454 

of the Gentiles, 457 v. 1, 5, 6, 129 

God fights for her, 476, 573, 577 

God's presence there, 453, 454, 404, 405 

God's special delight, 458, 453, 454 

God's garden, 459— enclosed, 542 

going to it, 39S, 399 

Its happiness, 473 

the house, and care of God, 470, 471 

Jews and Gentiles united in it, 458 

increase of it, 581 

prayer of the, in distress, 466 

persecuted, 464, 466 

restored by prayer, 363, 488, 361 

its safety in troubles and ni desolations, 
471 473,475 . 

the safety and honour of a nation, 460 

the spouse of Christ, 456 

in the wilderness, 546, 4o3 v. 1, 2 

its worship and order, 461 

wrath against enemies proceeds thence, ssa 
Church meeting's, 482 439 

members cliaracterized, 450 452 

CIRCUMCISION, and Baptism, 5(^—508 

abolished, 506 , 

and baptism, 505, 507 
Citizen of Zion, 450, 451 

Cleanung blood of Christ, 236, 232, 210, 303 
Clothings spiritual, 202, 252, 651 
Cloud of witnesses, 337 
Cloudy pillar, -136, 433 
Colonies planted, 582 . 

Com/vrt, from the covenant .vith Christ, li5 

from the gospel, 245 

from the liope of heaven, 375 

holiness and pardon, 362, 206, 233, ^59 

of life blest, 393 

and i)ardon, 203, 204 

under sorrows of body and nnnd, 3t9, 375 

from the divine piesence, 373 i-rrofi- 

from the promises and faithfulness o?God,175,2oo 

restored, 28^J 

and support in God, 122, 343, 

fi-om ancient providences, 446, 349 
Commission, of Christ, 32, 33, 271 

of tlie apostles, 244 
Communion, with Christ and saints, 510, 497, 492 

between Clnist and his church, S?-* s^o 

between saints in heawn and on earth, 462 

with Christ desired, 171 
Company of saints the best, 239, 487 
Compassion, of God, 4, 16, 37, 18, 19 

of a dying Saviour, 512, 530 

of Christ to the afilicted and tempted, 262 
Complaint, of absence from public worship,_278 

of the church, 463 469' 

of deceit and flattery, 574, 575 

of desertion, 357, 354 

of vain discoui-se, 575 

of duJness, 351, 323 

of a hard heart, 352 

of indwelling sin, 240, 354 

ef ingratitude, 309, 554 

of pride, atheism, oppression, &c. 573, 575 

of sickness, 600 

®f sloth and negligence, 323, 351 

«f q^uarreUome neighbours, 345 



Complaint of temptation, 354, 355 

of heavy afflictions in mind and body, 349 

general, 5^5 
Conaemriotion, by the law, 240, 198 

none to believers, 276 
Condescension, of God to our afFairi, 

to our worship, 5, 261 

of Christ, 134, 109 
Confession, of our poverty, 239 

of sin , repentance, and pardon. 205-— 208 179 
2, 180, 327, 360, 203, 204, 349 
Confidence, in God, 284, 276 

under trials and afflictions, 67 
Conqueror, Clnist a, 529, 685, 151, 153, 622 
Conquerors, btlievers, 340, 62], 276 v.4, 5, 648 V. 4 
Conscience, secure and awakened, 240 

tender, 277 

the pleasures of a good one, 285 

its guilt relieved, 2O7,36O,179,18O,308,364,2a3,204 
Constancy, in the gospel, 228. (See Courage.} 
Contention, complained of, 345 

and love, 300 
Contentment cherished, 283 

and love, 300 
Converse with God, 417, 418, 389 
Conversion, its nature and author, 219,332 

effected by divine power, 493, 494 

the difficulty of it, 223 

delayed, 609, 567 569 

the wonder of earth, 482 

the joy of heaven, 312 

praise 'for it, 183 v. 4 

earnestly desired, 221, 181 v. 4, 5 

on tlie ascension of Christ, 493 495 

of Jews and Gentiies, 458, 487, 660 
Conviction of sin, by the law, 240, 198 

by the cross of Christ, 334, 365 
Corner-stone, an emblens of Christ, 150 v. 13 
Coronation of Christ, 540 
Correction, 177, 181, 222. See JJftiction. 
Corrupt ivMiire from Adam, 573, 575 
Corruption of manners general. See DepraviHi^ 
Counsel to young persons, 565, and support from 

God, 344, £>3, 100 
Counsellor, Christ, 148 v. 2, 153 v. 5 
Counsels of peace between the Father and Christy 

49-' v. 4 
Courage, christian, called up, 338 

in temptation and trouble, 375 

in duty and sufferings, 258, 338, 339 

in death, 641, i85, 3S0, 276, 572 

in perseruti^ii,- 34i, 270, 228 
Covenant, of works cannot save, 193 

witli Abraham, 503, 506. 507 

ot grace made with Christ, our comfort, l73 
cliiidrtn therein, 503, 504 
unchangeable, 218, 443 
! its promises, 257 

1 sealed and sworn, 1?€, 511 

Iiope in it under temptation, 176 
Covet ousncss, 433, 431 
Cowardly souls perishing, 189 v. 3 

CREATION and providenee, 5S 82 

Creation of the world, 58 

new, 221, 219 
— old and new, 221, 219 

called uj)(in to praise God 88 

and preservation, 68 

and providence, 60, 61, 62, 444, 445 
Creatures, their love dangerous, 329 

no trusting them, 2, 1, 321, 18, 19 

God far above them, 25 

their vanity, 432 

vain, and God all -sufficient, 2, 1 

praising God, 88 , 89 
Creature-streams low, and springs of life high, 3 r.7. 
Cross of Christ, our glory, 527 

benefit of it, 531 

salvation in it, 228 

repentance flowing from it, 310 

crucifixion to the world by it, 5I5 
Crown of lighteousness, 628 
CruciJi:vion of sin, 223, 230, 189 

to the worlO, 515 



iXK 



htiZX OF SUBJECTS. 



€rucifytng Clinsf aflesU, 334 I 

eurse of the first tiausj^ression, 2^ 
removfcl by Christ, 270 
tuiiiKl into a blessing^, 117 v. 3, 4 

€usto>fi ill sill, 183 

eyi US, 584 V. 7 

D. 

Daily devotion, 390, 40, 41, 319 
Danger, of onr earthly pilgtimage, 571 

of iK-glect, 609, 255 

of love to the creatures, 329 

of pritle, 194 

of d.-ath and hell, 615 
Sarknt'ss,]ighx in it fioiii Christ's preseiice,373,169T.4 

of piovidenct'j 71 

of earth and iijjht of heaven, 371 T. 6 
Darts, Satan's fiery, 375, .355 
David, a type of Christ, 303, 173 

Christ greater than, 173, 15 t. 3 
Bay, of grace and duty, 609 

of life will end, 617 

of humiliation in war, 575 

of thanksgiving, 579 

of judgment, 533, 585 

everlasting one, 644. 652, 371 v. (S 
Dead, miscd by the gospel, 243 

to sin by the cross of Christ, 334 

in the Lord blessid, 623 
DEATH of Christ, an act of submission, yet vol- 
untary, 135 

caused bv sin, 335 

and sufferings of Christ, 120, 229 

and resurrection of Christ, 123, 119 

g-race and glory by it, 531 

of men and afflictions under providence, 67 

of saints and sinners, 385, 386, 381, 6id 

of a saint, 623, 631 

of a sinner, 630, 620 

of an a?ed sinner, 567 

of a rich sinner, 433, 636 

sometimes sudden, 615 

anticipated with pleasure, 572 v. 4, 7^ 8 

sting of it gone, 621, 281 y. 7 

deliverance from it, 6C5 

and pride, 637 

fear of it groundless, 627 

desirable, 625, 633 

th-eadful or delightful, 620 

overcome by faith, 621, 622 

ti'iumphed over in view of the resurrection, 
548, 642, 643 

preparation for, 628, 634 

courage in it, 641, 386, 167 

the effect of sijj, 570 

God's presence in it, 624, 376 

terriWe to the iinconveittd, 567 

made easy, by tiie sight of Christ, 533, 522 
by a sight of heaven, 431, 626 

and eternity, 632,' ^22 

and immediate glory, 629, 633 

meditation on it. 633 

and the resinrection, 638, 642, 643, 666, 640 
Deceit and flattery, 574, 575 
DeceiffuljiesSf of sin, 135 

of worldly joys, 332 
Dea-eees of God, 192 195, 7 

revealed by Christ, 155 

not to be vainly pried into, 7 v» S 
Dedication of ourselves to God, 336 

of soul to Christ, 511, 215 V. 5,6 

of chiuh-en, 504, 505, 507 
Defence, in God, 64, 65 

from sin and Satan, 281 

and salvation in God, 284, 375, 368 
Deity of Christ, 102, 103, M8, 254, 684 
Delay, of eonveision, 609, 567, 568, 559, 351, 614 

God will not, 595 v. II 
Delaying sinners warned, 427 
Delight in the church,aiid safety,407 ,460,461, 402— 405 

in the whole of dutv, 331 

in God, 297, 4C4, 284, 278, 279, 416— —418, 
168, 402 405 

jBti cvuverte with Chiitt^ 171, 17a 



Deliiiht in the law of God, 99, 101, 598 

in ordinances, 171, 172, 419, 404 
Deliverance, begun and perfected, 363 

from despair, 366, 203, 204, 281 

from deep distress, 484, 485, 367 

from death, 605, 608 

national, 579, 537 

from oppression and falsehood, 34(5 

from persecution, 469, 343 

by prayer, 434, 367, 363, 483 

seasonable, 314 

from shipwreck, 69 

from slaudt^r. 347 

from spiritual enemies, 217, 473,375, 281 

surprising, 483 

from temptation, 281, 600, 355, 366 

from a tumult, 348 
Deny thyself, 223, ia9 v. 2, 230 v. 3 
Departure, from God, lamented, 356 
Dependence. See Faith. 
Depravity of nature, 177, 181, 222 

of manners, 573 575 

Desertion, and distress of soul, 357, 353, 560', S4» 

and temptation complamed of, 354 

and hope, 278 
Desire, or Christ's presence, 372 

of Comfort and deliverance, 3^9 

of knowledge, 290 

of holiness, 233 

of quickening grace, SJ5 

of the spirit of adoption, 161, 161 v. 9, 1« 
Desolations, tlie cluireli's safety in them, 475 
Despair, of the hun.ble unreasonable, 209 

and hope in death, 385. 637 

deliverance from it, 366, 203, 204, 281 

and presumption, 187, 183, 240 
Devices of Satan, 188, 187 
Devil, his various temptation*, 187, 18t 

his fiery darts, 375 v. 2, 355 v. 9 

his enmity to Christ, 256 

vanqished by Christ, 480, 68J> 
Devotion, daily, 390, 400, 551 

ffivent, desired, 323 

sacred, 389 

sick bed, 596,599 

See Mormng, Evening, Lord's day. 
DiJJiculty of religion, or subduing passions, iSf 
Diligence, chrjsti.in, 338 
Direction, and pardon, 328 

and defiiice prayed for, 413 v. 5—8 

and hope, 279 

and supplies, 344. See Knowledge^ 
Disease of sin, 186 
Dissolution of the world, 68 
Distance from God loved, 222 t. 4 
Distemper of the soul, 186 
Distinguishing love and grace, 192 197 

adinived, 521 
Disii-ess, what to be done in it, 460 y. 7 

of soul, or backsliding and desertion, 358 

relieved, 364, 203, 204 
Divine nature, of Christ, 102 
Divine, and human, 103, 148, 254, 684 
DOLTIiINFS,!\m\ blessings of scripture, 191— 2i» 
Dotninivn, of Cod, eternal, 8 

over the sta, 12 

of man over the creatures, 54 
Door, Christ compared to a, 150 v, 12 
Doubts and f« ars of Chiistians discouraged, 209 

censured, 283, 471, 566 v. 5 

suppres'ed, 2P1, 605, 636, 42 

removal of them desired, 325, 327 V. * 

removed, 286 
Drnnkara and glutton, 440 
Dalness, spiritual, 351 
Duties of religion, 230 

assistance in tliem, 42 
constancy in, 547 v. 2, 3 
to God and man, 451, 452, 237, 23ft 
' delightful, 336, v, 3, 4 
hinder'd by sin, 655 v. 1 
help in them desired, 547 v. 5, 6 
not meritorious, 198 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



xxt 



Duties, and deligbU of heaTen, 655 
Dwelling wtth God, ou earth, 452 
in heaven, 123 

E. 

Earnest of the Spirit, 629 r. 3, 325 T. 4 
Earthy no rest on it, 432 
Earthly joys forsaken, 331, 332 
Earthly mindedness lamented, 388 
Education religious, 565, 82 
Effects of Chnst's death, 155 
Effusion of the Spiiit, 267 
Egypi^s plagues,^ 436 
Election, in Christ, 191 

sovereign and 192, 194, 19J 

exchidfs boasting, 193 
Employment^ of saints in heaven, 655 
E7id of the riglrteous and wicked, 380,381,386,377 

of self-rignteousntss, 199 

of the world, 68, 435 

of life to be kept in view, 617 
Enemies, of the church disappointed, 587 

destroyed, 574, 575, -JOO, 588 

national, dismayed and destroyed, 584 

prayed for, 467, 303, 304 

salvation from spiritual, 217 

triumphed over, by Christ, 477, 478 

and by Christians, 472 v. 6, 7 
Enemy, death the last, 621 v. 3 
Enjoyment of Christ, 171, 172 
Enlargement, desired, 358 

granted, 362 
Enmity, between Christ and Satan, 255 

of the carnal mind, 177 
Envy, and unbelief cured, 382, 637, 6J3 

and love, 300 
Equity, and wisdom of provide nee, 74 
Espousals of the church to Christ, 540 
Establishment and grace, 217 
Eternal Son of God, 151 v- 2, 152^ v^ 2 
Eternity, of God, 14 

of his dominion, 8 

and death, 632 

succeeding this life, 615 
Evening and morning hymns, 547—557 
Evidence, of grace, or seif-examiuaiion, 391 

of sincerity, 319, 320, 415 
Evil, times, 574, 575 

neighbours, 345 

magistrates, 384, 593, 594 
Exaltation of Christ, to the kingdom, 127, 137- 

139, 119, 489, 493 495 

Examination, or evidences of grace, 391, 319 
Example, of Christ, 113, 304, 151, v. 5, 153, v. 5 

of saints, 337 
Excellence, of the Christian religion, 245 

of Christ's righteousness, 202 
Exhoj'tations to peace and holiness, 338 
Extent of duty and zeal, 336 v. 3, 4 
F. 

Face, of Christ, 372, v. 3, 171 t. 4, 172 v. 1 

of Immanuel, 155 v. 4 

of God, seen at a distance, 659 v. 2 

of God in heaven, 288 v. 6 
Faith, 268 276 

believe and be saved, 271 

and prayer of persecuted saints, 467 

and assurance, 322 

in the blood of Christ, 206, 179, 308 

in divine grace and power, 321, 203, 204 

in things unseen, 273, 274 

and sight, 629, 71, 412 

and reason, 261, 71 

and repentance, 272 

and obedii^nce, 273, 268 

and unbelief, 271, 273 

assisted by sense, 503 

strong, when sense despairs, 35 T. 6, 7 

strong, desired, 266 v. 6 

overcoming, enjoyed, 622, 276 

.Meak, lamented, 266 v. 5, 236 v. 3 

5& Cbristj our sacrifice, 270 

^ud knowledge of LiiPj 322 



Faith, in Chiist, for pardon and sanctiiicatioDj 336 
joy of it, and love, 275, 298 
tiiumphing in Christ, 276 
over death and the grave, 622 
walking by it, 274 
without works, dead, 263 
its victories, 268, v. 4 
the way of salvation, 271 

and salvation, 271 
Faithfulness, of God, 15, 43, 18, 19, 37, 435 

to his promises, 176, 175, 107, 537 

of a good man, 451 
Fall of angels and nien^ 184 

and recovery of man, 256, 215 

of Babylon, 479 481 

Falsehood, blasphemy, &c. 574, 575 

and oppression^ deliverance from thetn, 3^9^ 
574, 575 
Family, government, 392 

love and worship, 396 

blessings, 395 
Father, God our, 161, 46, 47 

Christ the everlasting, 148 
Fear, of God, holy, 277 

re\ereMtjal in worship, 53, 2S' 

of deaths 627 

overcome, 621, 622, 642 
Fears and doubts suppressed. 236, 231, 605j 485^ 4S4 
Feast, of the gospel, 252^ 520 

of love, 536, 520 

of triumph, 529 

made by divine love, 521 

its provisions, 528 

its guests invittdy 520, 521, 528 
Fellowship, with Christ and saints, 510 

between Christ and his church, 534— —539 

with Christ desii-ed' ami enjoyed, 171, 172,41> 
Fervtcny of devotion, desired, 323 

want of it lamented, 351 
Fever of body and mind, 432 v. 3, 4 
Fenv saved, 189 

seek and find, 207 v. 1 
Finishing of Christ's work, 121 
Fire, Christ represented by a, 150 r. 9 
Flattery, and deceit complained of, 574, 575* 

self flattery, 3 
Flesh, and sin mortified, 223, 230, 189 

and spirit, 231 

and bli»od of Christ the best food, 525, 535= 

our tabernacle, 629 
Flint, the, dissolved, 257 v. 7, 8 
Flourishing religion in old age, 459 
Flying, from Christ, folly of it, 255 v. 3 

to Christ, the felicity of it, ib, v, 1, 2 
Folly and madness of sin, 186 
Food, spirituai, 252, 257, 171 

the ftesh and biood of Christ, 525, 52^ 

for the soul desired, 150 v. 3 
Fools made wise, 193 
Forbearance, of God, 31 

of the righteous, 382 
Forgeffuliiess, 428 

Forgiveness, of original and actual siittt on coa« 
fessipn, 179, 180 

prayed fur, 360, 327 

plentiful with God, 203, 204 
Formality in worship, 651, 652, 316 
Formation of man, 59 

wisdom of God in it, 57 
Forms ^ mere outward, vain, 219, 316, 1-79 v. 4^, 5 
Foretastt: of heaven, 237 

desired, 172 
Fortitude excited, 339 
Foundation, Christ tlie, 455 

Fountain of Christ's blood, 257 r. 4, 150 V 8, 236 V. 4' 
Frailfy of man, 639, 416, 612 

and folly of man» 614 
Freedom from sin and misery in heaven, 655 
Freeness, of the gospel, 252 

of grace, 192 197 

Freffulness discouraged, 382 

Friend, God is, and father, 46, v. 4* 47 ▼. 4' 

jCw a, HI t. ©ilW Y. 



SXU 



l^hEX OF ^UBJE[Cft&. 



Friendihipf its ble'siings, 387 

Froivns and smiles of Chiist 369 vv 1 -S 

Fruits, of Clirist's death, 138 

of the Spirit, 370 

of the goq)el, 248 

of faith, 268 

of holiness and grace, 230 
Fullness, *>f Chi.M, Mi 

of the gosiul, 252 
Funeral, psalm, 618, 039 

thought, 634. See Death, 'Hufildl*. ' 

G. 

Garden^ of Clwist, the churcli^ 542 

of God, 4iy 
Carmeiitx of saivation, 202, 252 v. 6,7 
Gate^ of Sion, 252 v. 9, 472 v 3 

of hell, 476 V. 6 

of heiivei), 128 v. 6, 7 
Gentiles, Cliast revealed to, 250, 148, 520,521,495 

the God of the, 660 

blessing of Vbrahain on them, 503. 504, 506 

given to Clirist, 147, 127,, 138, 489, 450 

called in answer to prayer, 409 

owning the true God, 660, 251, 129 

Chureh of the,. 456, 457, 4SQ, 409 

and Jews united in the Chiistia« church, 453 
tilorlfied, body, 04i 

martyrs and saints, 656, 657 
Glory, of God, infinite, 27, 660 

in the gospel, 249 

in our salvafioJi, 229 

and grace iti the person of Christ, 104, 103, 249 

shines in the sutferings and cross of Christ, 515, 
533, 133 

of Christ in heaven, 661 

and grace promised, 403, 243,640, 213 

and grace oy the death of Chiist, 531 

to the Father, Son, and fioly Spirit, 663--681 
Glorification and condescensiun oi Ciirist, 134, 

491, 492 
Clortj of God in our salvation, 229 

and grace promised, 640, 405, 213, 2^43 
Clon/ing in Christ and his cross, 322, 201, 515, 527 
Glutton, 439 

and drunkard, 4A0 
Cod, all in all, 169, 170, 39^4 

all-seeing, 40, 41 

all-sufficient, 2, 1, 122 

his attributes, 1 57 

his being, attributes, and providence, 3, 75,76, 
81, 559 

the avenger of his people, 13 

JUis care if sainis, 3-J2, 484 

and of the chiireh, 471 

creator and redeemer, 213 

creation and jjrovidence, 60, 62 

eur defence and salviuion, 281, 2,1, 368, 4S, 50 

fcternal, soven igTi, and ho!y, 9 

eternal and niaii mortal, 6U), 618, 619 

Ibis faithfulness, 15, 43d, 43 

far above the creatures, 25 

}?lorified by Cinist, 249, 513 

glorified, and sijniers saved, 229 

goodness and mercy, 16,17,39,4,38,37 

goodness and truth, l*"', 18, 19 

his governing jiowi p and goodness, 52 

rreat and g-^od, 55, 79, 612, 22^23, 16, 76 

Jieart searcliing, 319 

our only hope and help, 30 

incomi)rehensibie, 28, 27 

the judge, 645,647, 317, 651, 653 

Itiiui to his people, 37, 18, 19 

his majesty, 660, 20 

and condescension, 34, 35, 612 
mercy and trtith, 75, 53, 17, 39, 37 

made man, 134 

ef nature and gracp, 553, 559 

his perfections 44, 28, 75, 3, 43,22, 23. 16, 18, 19 

•ur portion, and Christ our hope 302 

our portion here and hereafter, 168 

his power and mojesty, 53, 55j 9— llj 660 

V^'aised by clijjdren, 561 



God, onr presefVer,. 18.1— i(55, 'ft2 

present in his Churcln s, 404, 405 

our refuge in national troubles, 475, ATS 

our shepherd, 165— —167 

his sovereignty and goodness to man, 35, 134.* 
612, 16 

oar support and comfort, 343 

supreme governor, 594, 9—11, 591 

his vengeance and compassion, 55^ 645 

luichangeable, 174, 56 

his universal dominion, 90 

his wisdom in his works, 56, Si 

worthy of all praise, 22, 23, 18, 19,429-91, 89,'38T 

sight of him weans from the worlu, 330 

terrible to sinners,20. Se(:Perfections,lV<jrks,&f,. 
Godhead of Christ, 102, 103, 619 
Good works, 244,450,451,128,293,294 

profit men, not God, 239 

cannot justify, 198, 201 
Goodness of God, 16, 18,19, 54, l7, 43,611,3(J& 

and greatness,. 51, 45 47 

and power, 51 

and wrath, 21 
Gospel, armour, 406 v. 4, 339 V. 1 

glad tidings, 250 

feast, 252, 520 

its ^iory and success, 95, 4.57, 492, 493,267,l48v^ 

diiferent success of it, 247 

ijivitations and provisions, 252, 528 

givts no liberty to sin, 3.34, 230, 368 

joyful sound,. 94, 24 5, 110, 224 

times, their blessedness, 250 

diviiie evidence of the, 93 

attested by miracles, 244, 109. 126 

not ashamed of the, 322, «27 

glorifies God, 249 

ministry, 250 

its wisdom and grace, 248 
« its blessed effects, 248 

savour of life or death, 247 

sinned against, 246 

and law, 198 

and law joined, 242 

distinguished, 241 

alone gives sinners hope, 245 

power of God to salvation, 248, 495 

practical tendency of it, 230 

worship and order, 46i 
Government, and m-igist.i-tifes from God, 5S9, 59L' 

of Christ, 589, 148 v. 5 5 

Grace, (\dopting, lol 

of Christ, 4o0 492 

converting, 222 

electing, 191 

its evidences or self-examination, 391,319 

in exercise,. 533 

not conveyed by parents, 220 

its freedom and soveicignly, 192—197 

and holiness, 230 

giowtii in, 459 

an immortal atid holy principle, 161 t. 5 

without merit, 34'), 206,20b 

justif>!ng, 193 

pardoning, -209, 203, 204 

»i)d providence, 60, 75, 444, 76 78 

given us in Christ, 226 v. 3, 17 5 

persevt-ring, 214 

equal to power, 51 

persiv<ring and restoring, 212 

promises of, 257 266 

above riches, 580 

sanctifying and saving, 225 

and glory in the pi rson of Christ, 104, lOS 

and giovy by the death of Christ, 531 

salvation by it, 226, 225 

sovereignty of it, 192— —197 

of the Spirit, 370 

all-sufficient in duty and sufferings, 258, 42j 20^ 

supei abounding, 209 

surprising, 232, 161 

thniUL- of, acctssible, 401, 142, V& 

and vengeance, 21 

U\itli and fiolcction^ SO 



INDXEX OF SUBJECTS 



XSilU 



firifte, *triea "by afflfttidtb, "386, S2, '210, 311 

an<l glory, 213, 403 
Graceless souls, wretched, 169 
Graces, (christian) 370 

in exercise at the Lord's table, 533 

tried, 336, 52 

shining in trials, 341 
Crntiiiiifef for divine favours, 336 

want of u iamented, 30vJ, 554 v. 3 

Greatness, and goodness of God, 45 ^57,51 

Cmvth in grace, 459 

Cuide^ Christ a, 151 v. S, 153 v. 5 

the divine counsels our, 163 t. 2, 547 r. 5, 6 

the holy Spirit, 3^9 v. 11 

Cuidatice, divine, sought, 547 v. 4 6 

Guilt of conscience relieved, 207, 209, 360, 179, 
130, 308, 364, 203, 204 

H. 

Habits sinful, hard to be broken, 183 
iittppiness^ in God onlj, 169, 170 

in God's presence, 372, 373 

on earth, 287, 288 v. 7 10 

in luaven, 652 
Happy., saint and cursed sinner, 378 

men described, 370, 206, 20* 

nation, 580 
Hardness of heart, 352 

Harvest, S59 561 

Hatred and love, 300 

Head, Christ our, 150 v. 7, 510 r. 5 

Health, prescrvetl, 548, 554, 6f) 

sickness and recovery, bOO, 603, 604, 605, 607 

prayed for, 360, fiOO, 596 
Hearing, of prayer and salvation, 486, 362 

the word unprofiuibiy, 428 

and praying for success, 428 
with pleasure and profit, 250, 247 
Heart, known to God, 40 

hard, 352 ^ 

softened, 257 r. 7 9, 11 

Heaven, what constitutes it, 170 

aspu-ations after, 659, 172, 331, 332, 326, 371 

its blessedness and business, 656, 657 

nieditatiun of, 275 

negligence in seekiu^ after, 614 

hope of it supporting, 375 

hoped for by Christ's i-esurrection, 125 

fteedoiii from sin and misery there, 65ft 

worship of it humble, 65S 

Christ's dwelling place, 661, 54 < 

dweiiing place of the saints, 128 

sight of God and Christ there, 336 

blessed society there, 658, 462 

nothing witJiout God, 168 

invisible and ho y, ^54 

ensured and prepared for, 628 

foretaste of it on earth, 287 

prospect of it makes death easy, 626 

of separate souls and resurrection, 385 

the I verlastiiig felicity of, 662 

and earti), 331, 332, 371 

and hell, 648 
Heavenly mindedness, 285 

desired, 388 

joy on earth, 171, 288, 237 
Hell, and death, 630 

and Judgment, 563, 648 

or the vengeance of God 653^*0 

holy fiar of, 653, 646 
Helpless souls hoping and praying,. 30 
Hexekialis song, 607 
High FrieU, Christ, 151 v. 8, 153 v. 8 

' and king and judge, 152 
Holiness. See Grace, Spiritual, Sanctijlcation, 

and sovereignty of God, 24, %S 

and giace, 232, 230, 268 

its characters, 370 ."^ 

true faith promotes, 337 

forbids sin, 161 v. 5 

necessary preparation for heaven) 654 

pardon and contfort, 363 

desired, 233 

loveti oal; by <!v& grscloa*) 213^ r* 4 



Holiness, professed, 318, 319 
Hunuur, of the wond, vaiu, 431 

to magi>tratts, 5H9 
Hope, bf sauits, Christ the, 362 

in tlie covenant, 176 

m darknt-ss, ^57, 280, 349 

gives iighi aiid strength, 274 

of the lesiinection, 64 1,0^^,621, 385, 386,M1,-$4| 

and despair in death, 385, t>J7, 633 

and prayer, 408 

of Uiiiional victoiy, 577 

and dueclion, )il\i 

in affliciion-i, 279, 349 

of the heipitss, 30 

of the hviiig, 609 

the soul's aiiclior, 175 

in Christ comfort under sorrows, 369 

of heaven by Christ's resurrection, 125 

of heaven, supporting and sauctifytug -lindef 
trials, 375, 161, v. 4 

maketh not ashanied, 484, 485 

makes death ^iis>j 626 

of sinners, vain, 377 v. 4 >§ ^ 

Hum of promise, 496 v. 2 
Huoanna, to Christ, 6f>2 e«S7 

of the children, 664 

for the Lord's Bay, 422, 423 
Households, 504 V. 4, 505 v. 3. See Family. 
Human atfliirs, condescended to by God, 6 
Humanity and tleity of Clirist, 103, 148, 6«4 
Humble, God dwells with the, 261 

enlightened, 194, 195, 496 

sinner pardoned, 232 

worsiiip of heavtn, 659 
Humiliation, day, 573, 578 

for disappointment in war, 576 

and exaltation of Christ, 121, 155, 152, 133, ISS 
Humility and piide, 192 

and meekness, 370 

and subinission, 283 

and resignation under affliction, 596 

of heaven, 659 
Hunger, and thirst after righteousness, 370 v. 4 

none in heaven, 656, 657 
Husbandman''s psalm, 553 
Hypocrites, and hjpoerisy, 574, 575 

known and abhorred of God, 316 

and almost cliristiau, 189 

and apostasy, isy 

at the day of judgment, 650, 652 

I. 

Idolatry reproved, 48, 49, 344, 50 

Ignorance lamented, 428 

Ignorant, enlightened, 194, 195 

Illumination of the Spirit, 324 

Images, vain and stupid, 48, 49, 50 

Immanuel, God with us, 155, 684, 153, 103, t» i 

Immutability of God and his covenant, 174, d6 

Impenitence, the danger of, 272 

Implacdbie iiatreil to God, 467 t. 6 

Imprecations .and chanty, 467 

Incarnation, of Christ, 103, 105, 143, 107 

praise for llie, 157 

and sacrifice of Christ, 162 
Incomprehensibility of God, 27 

and invisiiiiiiij, 29 

and sovereignty, 28 
Inconstancy, of Israel, 442 

of our love, 356 
Increase, of the church, 581 

of grace, 459 
Industry, nothing without a blessings, 393, 3S4 
Infants, 59 v. 5. See Children^ 
Ingratitude complained of, 3t)y, 614 v. 3, 4 
Inheritance, eternal, 276 
Iniquity, abounding, 574, 575 

prevailing, conqiiered and pardoned, 40? 
Inspiratiun aiid prophecy, 93 
Institutiun of the Linl's Supper, f09 
Instruction, from God, 289 

from scripture, 97j 98 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Instructive afflictions, 383 
Insufflciertcy, of reason, 27 

of 8cif-iighteousness, 199, 25i 

of riches to fi"ee fiom dt:ath, 636, 637 

of the world to make us happy, 331, 332, 169 
Intemperance, punished, 439 

and paidoucd, 440 
Jntercession of Christ, 142— —147 
Interest in Christ, assurance of it desired, 325 
JNrjTATIONSy of scripture, 252 255 

of Christ, to sinners, 253 

to saints answered, 538 

of the gospel, 252 255, 521, 259, 260 

of saints to sinners, 485 v. 5, 6 

importance of regarding the, 254, 255 

accrpted, 2i6 
Isaac and the altar, 314 
lilawfs, tlie, to be called, 138 v. 3 % 490 t. 2 

dist«Hit, 409 V. 5 

northern, 410 v^2, 5 v. 1, 579 v. 5 
Igracl saved from the Assyrians, 588 

delivered fi-om Egvpt and brought to Caiiaan, 
215, 446y 436, 449, 444, 445, 77 

their ivb-^liion and punishn»ent, 4i8, 441 

punished find pardoned, 442, 440 

travels in the \s iidevness, 449, 447 

JsraelUish history, 436 449 

J. 
Jailor, the Pliilippian, 505 y. 3 
Jealousy of our love to Christ, 546 
Jehovah, 85 v. 11, 55 v. 3, 406 v. 8 

reigns, 9 11. Ill, 645 

Jesus, dtr'arest of names, 155. See Lord, Christ 

Jewish church, 436 449 

Jervs. Ste Js^'oel, and Gentilet>^ 

John baptist's message, 496 

Jordan divides, 447 v. 2 

Joshua, Christ, so called, 448 

Journey, Christian, througli a wilderness, 371 

of "ihe Israelites, 449, 417 
Joy, spiritual, reason of it, 60 

in Christ unseen, 293 

earual and deceitful i)arted with, 331, 332 

of laith, 275 

heavenly upon earth, 287, 288 

soon interrupted, 356, 287, v. 7 

spiritual restored, 286 

in Christ's presence eternal, 662 

of conversion, 482. See DeU-iiht.. 

in heaven, on a sinner's convei-sion, 31S^, 115 v. 6 

Judge, Chiist, 6-18 652, 151 v. 7", 153 v. 7 

Judgment, day, 644 652 

the last, 64'', 644 

certain, 646 

youth reminded of, 568, 509 

Christ coming to, 152 

and hell, 653 

desire to stand with acceptance at the, 648 v. 7 

dignity and dominion ot tlie righteous at the, 
387 V. 5 8 

and mercy, 647, 55 

seat of God. 647, 378 v. 5 
Just, the, described, 291, 451 
Justice, of God, 24 

and gi-ace, 321 v, 6 

and mercy, 21, 44 v. 7, 45 r. 7, 8, ST T. B 

of providence, 74 

and truth towards men, 451 
Justification, complete, 276 

ft-ee, 206, 208, 204 

by f '.ith, not by works,. 198, 201 

and sunctification, 236, 202 

K. 

King of kings,. Christ, 151 r. 3, 153 v. 3 
Kings and priests, believers made, 152, 155 V. 7 
Kingdom, of Christ, 157, 141 

aiu! titles of Christ, M3 

of Christ among men, 497, 644 

of God, supreme, 13 
eternal, 8 
Kiss the Son, 653 v. 6 
Knowledge, desired, 299, 41J 

tin^ uiUi ifi Qliu^i 922 



Knoivledge, of Christ crucified, extcllent,t4ty. 5 

giv< li to th'ise who seek it, 26§ 
vaiji without love, 246 
saving from God, 194, 195 

L. 

Lamb, slain, praise to the, 216, 154— —159 

takes away sin, 270 

of God, angiy, 151 v. 4, 153 v. 4 

conquers the roaring lion, 216 v. 3. 
Lamlt's iKwk of life, 369 v. 4, 5, 7 v. 6 
Languor of devotion, 323 
Laiv. of Gotlyor love to God and our neighbour, 237 

deliglit in the, 99, 378 

convinces of sin, 240 

cotidemns but cannot save, 198, 448, 273 t. S 

engravtd on the hi-art, 257 v. 9 

and gospel, distinguished, 241 

and gospel, joined, 242 

obedience better than sacrifice, 238 

sins against law and gospel, 246 
Leader, Christ a, 337 v. 5 
Leaning on Christ, 546, 523 v. 2 
Legacy of Christ claimed, 511 
Leviticul p:iosthood fulfilled in Christ, 145 
Liberality, to the pooi> 291, 292 

rewarded, 292 295 

Liberty, spiritual asserted, 334 

of conscience, 589 v. 5, 593 v. 2 
Life, (Chiist the) of men, 151 v. 5, 153 r. f- 

of man described,. 656, v. 5 — 7 

frail, succeeded by eternity, 615 

wonderfully preserved, 548, 66 

short, and mise-able, 610. 611 
and God gooa, 6ri 

the day of grace and hope, 609 

and riches, their vanitj', 637 

short and feeble, 612, 631, 618 
Light, of the Jews and Gentiles, Chiist, 625 v. 4, 495. 

and salvation by Christ, 259, 260, 234, 235 

of the world, 151 v. 5, 153 v. 5 

in darkness, by God's^ presence, 373, 351 t. 3, 4 
Lion, (Satan) 155 v. 2 

conquered by the Lamb, 216 v. 3 

Judiih's, 151 V. 4, 153 v. 4 
Living power and dying love of Christ, 215 v. 4 
Looking within the veil, 337, 275 

on Christ and mourning, 365 
Long-suffering of God, 31, 309 
Long^ing, after God and his house, 278, 416—413 

tor holiness, 2 J3 

for comfort, 359, 172 v. 6, 12 

for heaven, 326, 374 

for the beatific vision, 412, 662 
Lord, of hosts, and Lord of lords, 151 v. 3, 153 v.S 

our righteousness, 234, 235 

Lord's day, 4 13 424 

Lord's supper. Hymns, 509—^ — 533 

instituted, 509 

provisions at the, 525, 528 

our redeemer nt the table, 523, 534 

a triumphal feast, 529 

the. admiring guests, 521 

evangelical graces exercised at the, 533 

and baptism, 508 
Love vf God, to the righteous^ and hatred to th*^ 
wicked, 377, 378 

in sending his Son, 271, 32, 33 

better than, life, 417, 418 

unchangeable, 174, 442, 276, 263.471. 

distinguishing, 194, 195, 196, 197. 

of Christ to men, 254 

to sinnore, 303 

to the church, 545 

in dying, 530 

in words and deeds, 545 

its strength. 546 

unchangeable, 276, 471 

unparalleled, 512 

•hed abi-oad in the heart, 430 

its banquet, 536, 521 

to God and our neighbour, 357' 

to God inconstant, 356 

pkMont and fow«i;ful) 8^ 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



xxf 



Love, to Christ strong:, 372 

to the unseen Saviour, 298, 661 v. 7 

to men, brotherly, 299 

to enemies, 303, 304, 451 v. 6 

and worship in a family, 299 

to the creature dangerous, 329 

and charity, 302 

and sympathy, 370 v. 5 

and hatred, 300 

peace and meekness, 370 

faith and joy, 298 

superior to knowledge, faith, and hope, 296 

perfect in heaven, 661 

religion vain without it, 305 
Lusts of the flesh, conflict witb^ 231 
Luxury, punished, 439 

and pardoned, 440 
Lydia's house, 505 v. 3 
Lying hated, 392 v. 5 

M. 

Madness, folly and distemper of sin, ISC' 

MAGISTRACr, 589 593 

Magistrates, their authority from God, 591 

advice to them, 146 y.'y, 10, 147 y. 5, 8 

honour due to, 589 

qualifications and duties of, 590 

warned, 593, 594 

raised and deposed, 591 
Jflajestij of God, terrible, 20, 465, 55. See God, 

Greatness. 
Malice, and hatred discountenanced, 300 

against God, implacable, 467 v. 6 
Man, his wonderful formation, 292 

his dominion over the creatures,. 54 

Lis fall and recovery, 256 

mortal, and Christ eternal, 612 

his vanity as mortal, 612, 613, 25, 613, 616 

saved, and angels punished, 196, 197 
Manna, rained down, 439 v. 1—4 

spiritual, 5i3, 156 v. 4 
Mariner^- psalm, 69, 70 
Marks, of implanted giace, 391, 319 

of the blessed maji, 370 

of the children of God, 161 

of true faith, 268 

of genuine holiness, 230 

of sincerity, 320, 415 at the pause. 
Marriage, r.iystical, 456 
Martyrdom, 276, 228 
Martyrs glorified, 656, 657 
Mary, the virgin's song, 107 
Master of a family, 392 
Mediator, access bj , to the throne of grace, 401 

151 v. 6, 153 V. 6 
Meditation, 378, 380, 557 

and i-etirement, 388 

on the word, 99, 100 

on heavejt, 275 
Meekness, 378 v. 3^ 291, 299 " 

learned of Christ, 253 
Melancholy, rejiroved, 279 

and hope, 2S0 

removed, 482 
Melchizcdec, a type of Christ,. 495, v. 3, 4 494 
Members of a church characterized, 450— —452 
Memorial of our absent Lord, 514, 509 
Memory, wesik, 428 
Mercies naUonal, 579, 583 

conimun and special, 79, 17, 39 

praise fur spiritual and tempoi°a!, 17, 39 

innumerable, 556 

evei lasting, 77, 445 

recorded, 449 

and juiigmt lit, 647 

and truth of God, 15, 75, 38 

goodness and truth, 18, 19 

truth and grac, 77, 48, 22 
Mercy of God cans.- of salvation, 225, 32, 33 
'lAerit, human, disclaimed, 239 
"merits of Christ, 155 
Mes^a^LT, of the angels, 105 

of Christ, 32 

ef the gospel, 324 



Message, of gospel ministers, 250 

of John tlie Baptist, 496 
Messenger of the covenant, 151 v. 3, 153 V. * 
Messiah, boru, 107 

Jesus the true, 145 
MichaePs war with the dragon, 484 
Midnight thoughts, 557, 99, 100, 556 
Mighty God, Christ the, 148 v. 3, 477 
Milk, of the word desired, 161 

and wine, 252 v. 5 
Mitulf carnal, 177 

spiritual, 389 
Ministers, commission of the apostolic, 244 

ordained, 454, 453 

their message, 250 

their work and encouragement, 244 v. I, 4j f 

loved for their works' sake, 250 
Ministry, of angels, 474, 114, 115 

of the gospel welcome, 250 
Miracles, at the birth of Christ, 109 

in the life, death, and resurrectionofChriit, 40* 

in the wilderness, 447 
Misery, and sin banished from heaven, 6W 

and shortness of life, 610 

without God in the world, 433 

of sinnei"s, 378—381 
Misimprovement of lime, 614 
Missionary meetings, hymns for, 490—50© 
Morning star, Christ, 496 v. 8, ISOv. 1* 

songs, 547 549 

or evening, 550 — —552 

of a Lord's-day, iSll, &c. 
Mortality, of man, 613, 627 

the effect of sin, 170 

and Jiope, 639 

and God eternal, 98, 616, 618 

and Christ's eternity, 619 
Mart fjfcat ion, of sin, 2i3, 230, ISO 

to the wund by ilie sight of God, SSO, 17? 

by the cross of Chiist, 515 

to sin by the cross, 310 

by the sight of ht.aven, 330 
Moaes, Aaron and Joshua, 448 

and Clinst, thtir different works, IW 

disobedience to, punished, 246 

rod of, 436 V. 9 

death like his desired, 624, 626 
Mourning for sin, 6ri4, 370 v, 2, 272 r. I 
Murmuring punislted, 9 
Mysteries in iht gospel, 247 

revealed, 194, 195 

N. 

Names and offices of Christ, 148— —15S 
Narru7v wa\, 223, 189 ' 

Nation, the lionour and safety of it is the churcn,460 
prosperity of it, 580, 581 
blest and punished, 582 
where God resides, happy, 2 
National, deliverance, 581, 591, 538, 586, 483 
desolations, the church's safely, and triumpit 

in them, 475 
mercits and thanks, 579, 587, 583 

Nativity of Chiist, 105 112 

I Nature, book of, and scripture, 95—97 
I and grace, i77, 232, 181 
of niaii's frame, 59 
of fallen man, sinful, 182, 177 
I works of, to be dissolved, 68, 435 ▼. S 
\Nricleci of religion dangei'ous, 609, 255 
\Negligence complained of, 614 
Neiglibcur and Goil loved, 237 
Nexv covenant, piomisi s, 257 

sealed, 511 
New birth, 219 

creation, 219, 221, 117 
creature dtsciibed, 161, 257 v. 6—10 
testament in the b.ood of Christ, 511 
heart, described and desired, 221, 257 r. f—M 
life, 334 
song, 155 

heaven and earth, 68, v. 5 
New Ehgland, psalm for, 582 
¥QJVi God'» inunorul, 14» v. 4 



XXVI 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Ifow is the accepted time, 423 t. 5 

O 

Oathf of God, to Abraham, and bis seed, 4J6 

to David and Christ, 174 

and piomije to his people, 175, 471 

solemn to be legfardud, 451 v. 4 

and promises of men bi-oken, 574 
Obedience^ to Cluist, 246 

of faith, 268 . 

flowing from love, 296 

better than sacrifice, 238 

cheetful and voluntary, 236, 29S 

evangelical, 268, 161 

sincere, 3iy, 320, 205 203 

the high(.>st wisdom, 56 v. 6 
Offence, not to be given to anv, 301 
Offices, and titles of Christ, 148' ISfl 

of the Spirit, 324, 126 
Bid Age, flourishing in religion, 459 

unconverted, 567 

and preparations for death, 570 

prayer and song for, 572 

reflection and hope of, 571 

and the resurrecUon, 572, 640, 618 
QUI Man of sin crucified, 223, 230, 139 
Olive tree, wild und good, 504 
9mnipotence, of God, 24 

our strength, 42 

and gi-ace, 51 
Omnipresence of God, 40, 41 
Omniscience of God, 40, 41, 44 v. 3, 45, y. 4 
Oppression, conip.aim d of, 575 

punished, 573, 574. See Persecutort. 
Ordinanres, dt hght in, 419, 171, 172 

See Sapt/sm and LorWs Supper. 
Ordination of a nniiister, 454, 453 
Original sin, 177, 256 
Overcotning faith, prayed for, 621 

enjoyed, 622, 275 

P. 

Pain, comfort under, 369 

forgotten when Christ is remembered, 425 
Parndise on earth, 287, 288 v. 7—10, 285 
Fanlon, for the greatest sins, 209 

and sanctilication by faith, 236 

bought at a dear price, 515, 520 

biDUglit to our senses, 519 

holiiK-ss and comfoit, 362 

of backslidhtg, 36-1, 441 

and dn<cti<.n, 328 

and repentance prayed for, 360 

and coiifes-iion, 205 i07 

of original and aciua! sin, 180 

and peact through Christ, i64 

plentiful «llh God, 209, 203, 204 

and strength from Christ, 532, 234, 235 
Parents, and children, 503, 504 

cv.ii'. t n"t grace, 220 
PA.^SIONS, holy, kindled, 172 
Passover, Cluisi om-, 164 
Pastures, spnituai, 165 167 

of <:hrist, di. sired, 535, 150 V. 12 
Paticwe, undtr afllictions, 596 

and faith under dark providences, 71 

and prayer, in soui durkness, 280, 203, 204 

nnder the world's hatred, 382 

under persecutions, 381, 404 

recomnunded, 283 

of Gwl producing n pentance, 31, 309 
Pattern, Chiist the Christian's, 113, 153 v. 6 

s.'iiiiis a, 337 
Pearc, of the nations, 560, 476 

of conscience, 116 

and love, &c. 300. 301 

on eaiih and good will, 105 

and Jiohness encouraged, 5o6 

villi mm desirtd, 3i5 

and p.u(lon through Christ, 164 

anil submission nnder trials, 314, 315 

trust and strmglh, 472 
ftarl of price, V4 



Perfection, of scripture, 97, 94 

of the christian religion, 245 

of Christ's righteotssness, 202 

of holiness in heaven, 654, 655 

of happiness in heaven, 656 662 

Perfections of God, 43 50 

of God, displayed in the gospel, 249 

shming in the cross, 518 
Persecuted saints praying and pleading,^ 463— 460 

their prayer and faith, 467 

God their avenger, 16 
Persecution, courage and pei*severance under it, 
276, 341 

victoi7 over and deliverance from it, 469,371-344 
Persectitors, punished, 342, 443, 387 

their foily, 468 

complained of, 5C'3 

delivrrance from them, 74, 573, 343 
PERSEVERANCE, of the saints, 210 214 

in duty, 42, 33S 

in lioliniss, 214, 230 

under persircution and trials, 341 

the eflx'ct of truth and mercj-, 100 

connected with all the graces, 370 

in grace desired, 232 v» 4 

of saints t<' glory certain, 106, 211, 322,628, \2i 
Person, of Christ, 104, 103 

and glories of Christ, 491, 457 

the blessed, 205, 206, 208, 370 
Pestilence, preservation in it, 601 
Pharisee and Publican, 282 
Physirinn, Christ, l!s6, 269' 
Piety, instructions therein, 565. See Saint* 
Pilgnniage, the christian, 371 
P/sg(ilCs mount, 624 
Pity, to the poor and afflicted, 291, 29* 

in words and deeds, 2yl 

bkssed and rewarded, 2«3 295 

of Christ, 53), 512, 215 v. 2 
Pleading, under afflictions without i-epining, 250,596 

the promises, 264 

uniler pain of mind, 3l3 

under p< rsecution, 4''3 — 465 
Pleasures, of religion, 287, 288 

of a gijod conscience, 285 

danger of si usual, 431 

siiifui, forsaUen, 331, 332 

heavt-niy, aspirt d after, ib 
PoUuticn, rem!>ved and prevented, 257 v. 4— 8 
Ptiur, charity to them^ 291, 292 

frimds <)f tne, rewarded, 293^ 295 

Poi-tion, God our only, 169, 170 

the best, 362 

of saints and sinners, 686, 384, 382 
Positive institutions, the use of, 608 
Potfr and the clay, 192 
Poverty, of spirit, 370, 253 

conftssed, 239, 659 v. 6, 7 
Pouter, of God, 24, 42 

and goodness, 51, 52 

and majesty of God, 53, 55, 22, 23 

and wisdi-m in Chiist crucified, 219,513 

and grace of Christ, 258 

of the Spirit in converting sinners, 324, 133 

of faith, 268, 276 

of grace and sin, 231 

of Christians through Christ, 258 

of the gospel, 248, 492 
PoTUfrJ of hell vantpiished by Christ, 685,529,235 
Practical, atheism, 3, 36, 182 

reln?ion, 291, 268 

tiiid iiCY of the gospel, 230 
PRAISE to God, our Cr.ator, 83, 84 

for creation and providence, 61, 62 

for creation and n demption, 218 

for daily preservation, 543, 552, 554 

for eminent deliverances, 485, 608 

for deliverance from d.ath, 605, 608 

for private deliverances, 411 

general, 87, 22, 23, 16 

for the gospel, 251 

for healtli rt«tored, 603, 604, 0»ft 

fur hearing prayer, 486^ 488. 



INDEX OF SUBECTS. 



XXVu 



Praise to God, public, 608 

and public prayer, 410 

for protection, prace and tnith, 80 

for general providence, and special grace, 75 

for r«in, 558, 76, 560 

to the Redeemer^ 456, 457, 481, 492,154 185, 

216, 13.3, 159, 160 

for redeeming grace, 215, 157, 32, 33 

for temporal blessings, 79, 560, 561 

for temptations overcome, 366 

for victory in war, 584 

impei-fect on earth, 160, 142 r. 7 

from angels, 86 

from children, 564 

from all saints, 387, 429 

from all nations, 401, 402 

from the creation, 88 

from all creatures, 85, 89 

universal praise, 85, 89 

to the Trinity, 663 681 

Prayer, in the name of Christ alone, 143 

answered, 361 363, 484, 409, 486 

in the church's distress, 463 

and faith of persecuted saints, 467, 3S2, 346 

and hope, 408 

and happiness, 405, 406 

for deliverance answered, 578 

heard, and Zion restored, 4R8 

and praise for deliverance, 485 

public, 504, 503 

and praise public, 4ia 

and pleading for pardon, 327 

for repentance and pardon, 860, 308 

in time of var, 577 

and hope of victory, ib. 
Preaching, success of it, desired, 423 

different success of it, 247 

unpiofitabie for want of faith, 428 

pleasing and profitable, 250 

baptism and the Lord's supper, 508 
Predestination, of Ch'ist and his jjcople, 191 

sovertign and distinguishi'.ig, 192, 197 
Preparation, for deatli, 628, 570 

desired, 634 

for heavi'n, 620, 654 
PRESENCE of God in worship, 5 

light and darkness, 373 

our life, 572, 169, 170 

support in death, 624 

oj" Christ on earth, 544 

in worship, 171, 172 

desired living and dying, 376, 624 T. 4 

at bis table, 534 

the life of llie soul, .372 

light in darkness, 240 v. 4 

makes death easy, 627, 625 

makes a heaven of heaven, 170, 372 t. 3 
Preserving grace, 212, 214 
Preservation, in public dangers, 601, 475, 29S, 295 

bv day and niglit, 64, 65 

of our lives, 66, 543, 552, 554 

of the soul, 322 

and restoring grace, 212 

from sin and dtath to the kingdom, 214 

and dissolution of this world, 68 
Presumption, and dsjsnair, 187, 188, 240 

dreaded, 415 v. 6, 7 
Pride, dajiger and mischief of it, 194, 195 

abased, 515, 193 195 

deprecated, 283 

and humanity, 282, 253 

atheism and oppression punished, 573, 574 

and d^*ath, 637 
Priesthood, of Christj 88, 164, 144, 494 

levitical ending in him, 145 
Priests, and kings, christians made, 155 v, 7, 152 v. 2 
Prince of peace, 149 
Primes vain, IS, 19, 321 
Privileges of the gospel valued, 250 
Prison, of the body, 629 
of the grave, 634, 421 

of sin. 234, 235 

cf iiell, 653 



IPrisoners of Satan released, 234 v. 4 

Prodigal son, 307 

'Profcs.don, of sincerity and repentance, 318 

Professions, insincere, 316, 317, 651, 652 

Profit hindered by weakness of faith, and by ir- 

I norance and unbelief, 428, 247 

Promises, fulfilled in Christ, 107, 103 

of the covenant, 257, 175 

faithfulness of God in them, 265 

and truth of God unchangeable, 176 

our security, 175, 'i66 

interest in them desired, 265 

pleaded, 264 

and threatenings, 437 
PrvpJiecies and type* of Christ, 108 
Propliery and inspiration, 93 
Prophet, Christ our, 151, v. 4, 153 r. 4 

pnest and king, 149 
Prosperity, and adversity, 315 

dangerous, 390, 434 

of sinners vain, 433, 431 
Posperoiis sinners cursed, 381, 637, 73 
ProtC'ti'n, fjom spiritual enemies, 335 

truth and grace, 80 

by dny and night, 64, 65 

of the church, 472, 210 
Providence, of God, directing human affairs, 6 

ovcr afFlictioj)s and death, 67 

bei-eavmjg, adored, 315 

executed by Christ, 155 v. 4, 5 

its darkness, 71 

dark and frowning, attended with faith, 71 

prosperous and afflictive, 315 

Its wisdom and equity, 74 

and creatfon, 61, 444, 445 

general and special grace, 75, 76 

and perfections of God, 75 

its mystery imfolded, 72 . 

recorded, 82, 446, 449 

in air, eanh, and-s^a, 53, 60, 61, 79, 62, 69, W 
Provisions, of the gospel, 252, 520, 528, 171 v. 3—— 5 

of God's house, 75 v. 5, 6 

of the Lord's table, 509, 521 iaS 

Prudence and zeal, 306 

Pralm, for soldiers, 576, 584,- 585 

for old age, 571, 572 

for husbandmen, 553 

for a funei-al, 618, 639, &c. 

for the Lord's day, 420 

before prayer and sermon, 435 

for magistrates, 590 

for a master of a family, 393 

for mariners, 70 

for gluttony and drunkards, 440 

for New-England, 5S2 

for America, 560. 581 

morning and evening psalms, 547 557 

Public^ pi-ajse for private mercies, 245, 247 

for deliverance, 251 

worship, absence of it complained of, 2S 

worship attended on, 249 

ordir»ances, their benefit, 405 

prayer and praise, 410, 179 
Publiian and Pharisee, 282 
Punishment of sinners, 43, 377, 378, 380, 38< 

of unbelievers, 272, 271, 246 

and salvation, 439, 437. 442 
See Affliction, Hell. 
Purittf, of heart, blessedness of it, S82, 370 t. 8 

ot heavenly bliss, 654 
Purposes, holy, 333 

Q. 

Qualifications of a christian, or of a church mem* 

ber, -150 452 

Quarrelsiime neighboui's, 345 
Quickening grace, in regeneration, 219 v. 4 
alter regeneration desired, 358, 323 

R. 

Race, the Christian, 338 
y unsuccv.isful without God, 547 T. 4 
! RfJtn fiorn heaven, 559, 560, 49 
^Ratuom, Christ a, 132, 131 



XXVIU 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Heading the scriptnre, 101, 890 
Beason, feeble and giovelinj^, 37 

carnal, humbled, 194, 195 
Recovery^ from the ruin of the fall, 177, 222, 256, 215 

praise for it, 217 

from sickness, 600, 604, 606 
Meronciliation of God and sinm rs in Christ, 155, 33 
Jiedemption, by Christ, 234, 235 

by price, 512 

by price and power, 216 

and protection, 217 

praise for, 215, 157, 32, S3 
Hefner, Cljrist a, 150 v. 9 
Regeneration, its nature and aiitlior, 219 

l./iisrcd for, 221, 181 v. 4, 5 

Xejoirhig, in God, 284 283 

Relative duties, 451, 396, 397 

Release by prayer, .-^61, 363, 488 

Reliance, on God,the reason and happiness of it, 18,1 & 

on the promises d>sired, 266, 45 v. 9 

on Christ aiid the pospel, 236 
Religion, dutiis of it, 230, 223 

pleasures of it, 287, 288, 285 

prospects of it, 287, 288, 626 

and justice, 441 

in words and deeds, 230, 451, 201 

▼ain without love, 305 

its supports, 230 v. 4 

christian, its excellencP, 245 

revivals of it prayed for, 363, 489, 491, 492 

enjoyed, 363, 488, 361 

fiourisliinK in old ape, 459 
Religiow; education, 565, 82 

parents convey not grace, 220 • 
Remembran'-e, of Christ, 514 

of former deliverances, 280, 339 

of all the way, 449 
Renovation desired, 181, 221 

Repen'ance effc-cted by divine goodness, 309, 31 
" at the cross of Christ, 310, 311 

gives joy in heaven, 312 

conf. s'si!)n and pardon, 205 203 

and prayer for pardon and health, 360 

and faith in the blood of Christ, 364 

of the pr^idigal, 307 
Reprieve, none ni dtath, 637 v. 3, 636, v. 2 

no j)ardon, 382 v. 7 10, 649 v. 2, 652 

Reproa'h, removed, 347, 382, 639 v. 4 
Reproof, biotlurly and beueficiaJ, 551 
BesiiimJion, 197 

io affliction, 595, 313 

to the will of God, 235 

to bereaving providences, 315 
Resolutions, holy, 333 
Rest, none on earth, 432 

promised by Christ, 253 

complete in heaven, 655 
Restoration, f)om the fall, 117, 222 

from backsUriing, 364, l65 167 

from sorrows and sins, 212 

from sickness, 600, 604, 606 

of joy, 482 

of Sion, 488 

by nrav.r. 3'>1, 363 
RESURRECTION of Christ, 123, 124, 421 

and dvath of Ch.i^t, 123 . 

death and ascension of Christ, 124, 127, 140 

ground of faith in him, 126 v. 3, 4 

jfives hope: of hraven, 125 

of the f'Ofly, 622, 642, ^43, 386, 

hope of it, 641, 642, 380, 

ani death, 638, , „ . -,. 

of a saii.t. and dt-ath of a sinner, 63S 
Retirement and mediiation, 388 
Returnint:, sinner, 312 

backslider, 327, 354, 308, 179, 180, 43 

with St 'f abhorrence, 350 ,. • .. „- 

Revelat ion, iht scrii>ture, evidence of its divmity, 93 

of Christ to Jews and Gentiles, 250, 458 
Revenge against our own sins, 310 
Reverence, due tn God, 20 

in worship, 53, 26 
Revivalt of religion, prayed for, 363, 491, i9Z 

•njoyed by grayer, 8W, 488, 561 



Rewards^ of duty and sinceritf, 320 

impartial ?&. v. 5, 6 

< f the righteous and the wicked, S8J 

of libera'ity, 293-—- 295 
Riches, earthly compared with grace, 580 

their vanity, 637, 433, 412 
Rich sinner, dying, 433 

unenvied, 433 
Righteous, their birth, 219, 161 

their teiTijjer and character, 370, 191 

their conduct, 230, 263 

their company, 239, 487, 217 v. S 

their rayment, 202, 252 v. 6,7 

their happy end, 623 625 

difference between the, and the wicked, 378, 881 
Righteoutnest, of Christ, valuable, 201 

our rob.; 202, 252 v.' 6, 7 

and strength in Christ, 200,234,235, 259, 260 

internal, bnaihed after, 233 

and grace thirsti'd for, 370 v. 4 

our own, insufficient, 179 

renoiuictd, 201, 225 
Robet, of righteousness, 202, 252 v. 6, 7, 511 V. 4 

while, 202, 656, 657 
Rock, of ages, 217 v. 3 

and comer stone. Christ, 150 r. 10, IS 

smitten, a type of Christ, 436 v. 17, IS 
Rod, ),f affliction, 598, 174 v. 1, 2, 313 

benefit of it, 397, 598 

of Moses, 436 V. 9 
Rome. See Bahylon. 
Rise, Christ coiiipared to a, 156 v. S 
Ruin, and restoration of man, 177 

of Baby 'on, 478, 479 
Ruins, of Sion built again, 433 
Rulerv, good, described, 570 

from God, 591 

advised, 127, 146, 147 

w 8111^11,-594 

s. 

Sabbath, delightful, 419. See Lord^s Dat/„ 
Sacrif<e of Christ, and ntonement, 117 

the nobl. St, 270, 162 

al!-sufiioicm, 163, 308, 179 . 

faith in the, 270 
praise for it. 164 

and incarnation, 162 

and intei cession, 164 
Safe, to liind, 70, 69 

at hom^, 375 

in heaven, 655 
Safety, in God, 368 

in the covenant, 176 

of saints in the hands of Christ, 26S 

of beliivers, 217 

at the foot of the cross, 228 

of the church, 472. 473 

in publick dangers, 601 

and delight in the church, 407 

and triuniph of the church in national deHir 
lations. 574 
Sainti, characters of, 1 6i , 4jO 

beloved in Christ, tQI 

happy, and sinners nii«erab1e, 378 

Mid sinners, the ditference, 377 

and sinners distinguished by the Judge, 648 

the bcit company, 139 

communion of, 510 

paliencc and the world's hatred, 38* 

God their avenger, 13 

God's tare of them, 484 

safe in evil times, 57 s, 475 

secure in public diseases, 60I, 60* 

and sinner's portion, 3B5i 386 

dwell in heaven, 128 

punished and pdrdoned, 44I, 3^^ 

and saved, 439, 441 

•hastised and sinners destroyed, 383 

their afRictiuns moderated, 21 1 

tried and preserved, 52, 210 

die, but Christ lives, O19 

death and burial of, 631 

€0&(luct«Ct» beaven, 40 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS, 



SXT 



SuinU^ in the separate stat^ 

judging the worM, J87 '">•; 
rttt-aid at last, 649, 374,420 
in glory, 656, O57 

and sinners' end, 38 r, 380, 384. See Kighttaus. 
Sacramenti, their use, 508 
SaHat:on, ']oyf\i\ sound, Z7.4. 

by Christ, 220, 227, 259,2(50 
in the cross, 228 
of the worst of sinners, 232 
«f saints, S73, 227 v. I 
by grace in Christ, 225, 226 
and God glorified, 22g 
and tiiumph, 284 
and defence in God, 368 
Sanctificalion, 232— by Christ, 234, 235 
through fuilh, 23O — desired, 23*^, 233 
evidence of it, 230--and pardon, 257 
justifitalion and salvation, 257 
5<wii:»V7cd afflictions, S98, 383 
Sarat and Isaac, 3S v. 0, 7 
Satan, subdued, 281 

his temptations, 187, 188, 625, 355. See Devi!, 
Tempta ions.— his fiery darts, 375 v. 2 
Satisfaction of Christ, iss, 531 
Sceptre, of the gospel, 457 v. 4,491 v. 4 
of grace, si, v. 4 
touching the top of it, 33 ▼.5,0 
5(r«#*ri complained of, 574 
S^r.ptures, sacred compared with the book of nature, 97, 
95, 414 
their perfection, 97 

their variety and excellence, lOI, 94, 242 
instruction from them, 98 

attended with the Spirit, 299, 340 v. 1,428 
reveal Christ, 93— delight in the, 99, 598 
holiness & comfort from the, lOi 
readiiigthe, 299, 242 V. 7, 73, v. 6 
praise for the, 92 
Sea, God's dominion over the, 12 
.Seal, of Christ's blood, 1 76, 511 

the oath of God a, 1 74 
Sealing of the Spirit, 32S, 307 v. 2 
Seaman^s song, 70 
ir/jjonj of the year, 558-^—561 
Secret devotion, 3S8, 389, 484 
5?;ttrj sinner, awakened, 240 
Jfrrf, of the woman, 256, 108 

of the premise to Abraham, 35 v, 6, 7 
of the word, 247— of grace, lOi v. 5 
5/fi;»i^, God,408, 73— after Christ, 535 

and finding him, 539 
Self-confidence, vain, 258— relinquished, 20f 
aw/-rft«>fl/, commanded by Christ, 189,223 4JO 
Self dediiation, entire, 33C 

j yful, 215 v. 5, 6 
Self -deituci ion, 255, v. 3 

Selfcxaminaiion, or evidences of grace, 391, 319 
Self flattery, 3, 36 

Self-ri.bteousnesi, of the Pharisee, 282 
insufficient, 199, 252 
renounced, aoi, 2O4 
Senses assisting faith, SC8 
Sensual pleasures, forsaken, 33 1, 332 

dangerous, 329, 431 
Separate souls, heaven of, 386 
Serpent, brazen, 269 

Service of God the highest joy, 41 7, 418 
'Sheep, M'andering from God's fold, 132 v, j j 
desirous of restoration, 233 v. 5 
lost, restored, 132 
the weakest safe in Christ's hands, 263 

Shepherd, God, 16$ 167 

Christ a, 132, IS! v. 6, I S3 v. 6 
\ Shield, Christ a, J4OV. I— grace 3,258 V. » 
Ship-wreck prevented, 70 
Shortneis of time improved, 6 17 
Sick-bed devotion, 59<5,006,6CO, 3(jO 
Sickneii, healed, 600, OC4, 606 

and recovery, OO7 
Sight of God in his house, 4C6 
of Christ in heaven, 32O 
mortifies to the world, 3 30, 17a 

D 



Sigfit of Christ beatific, 662 

makes death easy, 424,625 
Signs of Christ's coming, 574, 1 1 1 

of implanted grace, 391 
Sin, of nature, iSl, 182— original 177, I8r 

original and actual confessed, and prrdoned, ifSft ISO 
and chastisement of saints, 438, 442 
indwelling, conviction of,240 
against the law and gospel, 246 
evil of it, 184 

abounding, 574— deceitfulnesa of it, 18$ 
custom in it, 183 
folly and madness erf it, 186 
the ruinof angels and men, 184 
the cause of Christ's death, 335, 365 
must be opposed, 223 
resolutions against it, 3r, 31O, 335 
prayer for victory over it, 236 v. 5) 335v. 5, 3IV. 5 
crucified, 334 

pardoned and subdued, 236, 257, 232 
and misery banished from heaven, 655 
Sins of the tongue, 575, 565, 317 
Sinai and Sion,462 

commands not saving, 448, 198 
Sincerity, ;; 19,206 

or evidences of grace, 391 
professed, 318, 319 
proved and rewarded, 32O 
and hypocrisy, 316 
and watchfulness, 415 
Sinner, man by nature and practice a, 1^2 
cursed an<3 saint happy, 378, 384 
and saint's portion, 385, 38O, 3 77,381, 64j> 
hatred of and saint's patience, 382 
destroyed and saints chastized, 3B3 
the vilest saved, 232 
death of the, terrible, 620 
aged, dying, 567 
S/fl?j.-/f?-, complained of, 182 v. 5 
deliverance from it, 347, 345 
SLAVERT of Satan, release from, by Chfist, 4J 
of sin, freedom from, by Christ, 334 
deliverance from it desired, 24O 
Sleep, sweet, 28 r v. 5 
Sloth, spiritual, lamented, 351, 323 
Smiles of Christ desired, 369 
Snozii and frost, S(50, s6l 
Society, of sinners, avoided, 378, 38O 
hated, 39 1 
of saints chosen, 239, 462, 39 £ 
in heaven blessed, 658, 462 
Sod'.m, fire of, 20, 3S4 v. 5 
Soldiers^ psalms, 576, 584, 585 
Son, of God, eternal, 2SI v. 2, 153 v.'S 

of David, 684, 148, v. 3 
Sor.g, of the angels, lOS 

of Moses and the Lamb, 479, Ij8 
of Hezekiah, 607 
of Solomon, 534—^546 
of Simeon, 625, $22 
Sons of God, their character and privileges, TOX 
Sorrow, for sin, 3C9— 311. See Repentance 
for the pious dead restrained, 63 1 
comfort under it, 369, 375 
SOUL, value of it, C32 

Of a sinner on a death-bed, 63O 
must leave the body, 633, 637 
forced into eternity, 62O 
sinking into hell, 567 
»f a saint committed to Christ, 248 
beautifully arrayed, 202 
in separate state, 386, 18, 19, 429, 62J> 
Sovereignty, of God, 24, 28 

in bereaving providences adored, 315 
of grace, 194, 19S 
Spear in the Redeemer's side, 136 
Spirit given at Christ's ascension, 13O 
miraculous gift of, 267 
water and blood, 419 
his offices and operations, 324 
his influences represented by th€ wiftd, J43 
witnessing and sealing, 325 
hU work powerftjl ami gritlous, 324» J 83 



XXVI 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Splriti, attending the u-ord, tgp, 340 v. x , 428 v. 
earnest of heaven, 629 v. 3 
dwelling in the heart, 25 7 v. 
fruits uf the, 1 61 

his teaching desired, 299, 1 75 v. J 
breathed after, 313, 541 
SpMtualt apparel, 202 

blessings and punishment*, 437 
duties, 230, 223 
deliverance, Z17, 473, 375 
enemies overtome, 281, 34O, 366 
meat, drink, fit clothing, 252, 389 
niindedness, 4OO— pilgrimage, 371 
race, 338— warfare, 339, 340 
Bf Otitis, Ood, 6S7 V. 3— Christ, 543 
rigbteousness, 2P2 

church, 54 1, 202— heaven, 654, 0s6 
ipouse, of Christ, it the church, 456 

her heauty, 541— her request, 546 
Spring, of the year, 558, 5 59 

and summer, 558, 559, 61 v.g-"— jZ 
summer and winter, 56O, $<ii 
sprinkling of blood, 164 
Star, Christ a, I jO v. 15 

at Christ's birth, 1O9 v. 1 
Storm and thunder, 562, 89, 444, 49 

improved, 563 
Stotmi, of trouble, hope in, 375, 71 
Strait gate and way, 223, 189 
Strength, everlasting in God, 42, 338, 47* 
from Christ, 20I— for the weak, 258 
and peace, 472 

and righteousness in him, 259, 260, 234, aSS 
repentance and pardon prayed for, 360 
of divine grace, 212 
Submission, and deliverance, 314 
to afflictions, 596 
to dark providenie, 71 
to bereaving dispensations, 315 
and humility, 283— and pleading, 374 
encouraged and rewarded, 314 
to Christ recommended, 127 v. 8— 0,147, 253 ^• 
to death, 643, 628 
Substance of the leviiical priesthood, 14s 
Succtis, of the gospel, 95, 493, 148 v. i, 4, 5 

to the vrord preached, desired, 428 
SuHdtn, death, 615 

and seasonable delivrran<;e, 3 14. 
fiMjfrrjJi^j, of Christ, great, 133, 524 
and death of Christ, 12O 
for Christ, 37O v. 8 
and kingdom of Christ, 146> 138,491 
gUjJkVit/icy, of pardon, 209— «r grace, 25B , 4? 
iiummer, SS8, 5J9— ind winter, 560,561 
Summons, of the saint, 633 
Sun, Christ a, 1 50 v. 16 

in darkness, 3'I.'- 4» 5 
of righteousness, 111, v. 3, 4O6 v. J 
irnitation of its course desired, 547 
Superabounding grace, 209 
Support, and oounsej from God, 344 
and comfort in Cod, 343. SSJ 
for the afflicted and tempted, }$Q 
undr tria s, 369. 375. 176 
in prospect of death, 622 
fmpreniicy of God, 13 
H^rttf, Christ our, 151 ▼■ 7> IS3 ▼• 7 

aod sacrifice* Chiitt a, 163 
fu/or/t, of the Redeemer, 457 v. 2, 3»4£»I v. 3, 49* 
of the Spirit, iS.4 v. J 
the flaming, Si6 v. 7 
sympathy of Christ to the weak and tempted, 26I1 
V. 3, 51* V. 6 

T. 

TdbU, of providence and grace, 165— —167 

of grace, 171 

of the Lord's supper, 528 
teachings of the Spirit and word, I99 
temple, of God's grace, loved, 4O6 

Christ represented by a, 1 5O v. I4 
finiptaion4, of the world, 434 

conquered by faith, ib. 
vi'.knecs overcomf, ?5{) 



Temptafiont of the devil, 187, 188, 355, 291 
and desertions lamented, 354 
hope under sharp and long, i 76 
strength and support under them, 281, 350, 258, 42 
overcome, 28 r, 366 

escape and deliverance from them, 281, 366, 343 
Templed, Christ's compassion to the, 262 
Tempter, Satan, 355— the lying to be Uodden down, 281 
Tender, conscience, 277 
Testament, of new covenant sealed, 511 
Thanks, public, for private mercies, 41 1,608 
Thanksgiving for victory, 583 

for national mercies, 579 ► 

Threatening, the first, 256 
Tbreatenings and promises, 437 
Throne of Grace, accessible by Christ, 491 
I free to sinners, 2O4 

Thrones of judgment prepared for the saints, 387 v 't~^ 
Thunder and storm, 562, 89, 444, 49 

improved, 563 
lime, misimproved, 614, 553 v 2 
I short, 61 I— to be redeemed, 6O9 
I end of it kept in view, 617 
Times, evil, 383, 384 

I saint's safety, and hop© in them, 575, 574 
Title, a clear one to heaven desired, 375 
Titles and offices of Christ, 148— 153 
Tongue, Sins of it, 575 
I glory of the frame, 603, v. 6 
I governed, 306, 566. iCj 
Travels, of the Israelites, 449, 447 
I of spiritual pilgrims, 371 

Treachery cprnplairved of, 574, 575 
Tree of life, 5i6p-and river of love, 528 
Trial of oar graces l)y affiictiuns, 52, 211 
i of onr hearts, 391, 319 

Trials. See Ajfliciions, support under them, 369, 375, 475 
I grace shining in them, 341 

I removed by prayer, 484, 361 
Trinity, the united three, 2lS, 668, 681, 677 
I praised, 659"— 08 1 

3,^] Triumph, of Christ over the church's en£m»es,477,478,4 7a 
of faith, 276 
over death, 622, 642 
for salvation, 284 
for national victory, 584 

and safety of the church in national desol^tiow, 4 75 
of saints at the last day, 387 
Troubles, See Afflictions, Templctions. 
Tree, Christ compared to a, 15O v. 4 

of life, 528 
Trumpet, of the gospel, 25I -« 

of the archangel, 68 v. 5, 652 v. I 
Irut:, in the |.ord, 472, 203 ▼• <5, 7 
in the word, 265, 2O4 v. 4 
under afflictions, 67 
in the creatures vain, 321, 18, 1© 
in Christ recommended, 27 1 
well founded, 322 
ia view of dcathj 632 v. 6 
Truth, grace and protection, 80, 37> '8, I© 

and mercy evidenced, 212 v. 3"— 7 
lumuU, deliverance from it, 348 
Typts, of Christ, 1 45 
1 and prophecies, lOS 

I ' u. 

Unbelief, and impenitence, 272 

like the spear in Christ's side, 365 

danger of, 27 1— lamented, 266 v. J 

prayed against, 2361— destructive, 247 

punished, 427— Canaan lost by it, 427 

and envy cured, 381 
Vnchangeahie, God and his covenant, 174, 4*1 S^ 

love and grace, I 76, i 5 

promises, 26s. i?^, 47* 
I truth, 15, 176 

Vnctarilabltneis and charity, 30t 
VncoKverted, state, 222— old age, 567 

advice to the, 20 v. 4. 653 v. 6 
, unfit for heaven, 654 
'Vftfruitfulneis under the word, 428 
Vnbaly tntU not fit fCJ heaven, 6i4 



V. 3 

5(50 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



XXYII 



U'iivi, of CIui«t aud saiiits, 5 10 

to Christ rtesired, ISO v. 6 

of faith and works, 168 

of Jews and Gentiles, 453 

of saints on earth and in heaven, 4G2 
ITW/rr, ofGod.onein three, 668,681,677 

of friends and kindred, 397 

of a fiimily and of saints, 306 

of the Lhurch on earth and in heaven, 461 
Unset-n Saviour beloved, 238 

•dored, 661 V. 7 
Unspeakable, love, I$I— j^Y** ^98 
Vie of the moral law, 240, 198 
« or positive inatkutions, $09 

V. 

Vmin ditcouKK, In company, 57} 

none in heaven, 371 v. II 
Value, of Christ and his righteousness, 20r 

of the soul, 63a— of the saints, 239 
Vmniiy, of man, 25 

of man as mortaI,6l2, 613, 618, 388 

of life and riches, 637 

*f youth, alluriog, 568, 569 

of the world, 329, 432, 435 

of self-righteousness, 199, 205, 25* 
Veil, looking within the, 337, 275 
JTengcance, and compassion of God, 5 5 

against the enemies of the church, 588, 3S71 20 

in hell, 653 
VICTOKT, national, hoped & prayed for,S77 

over sin and hell, 340 

over temptations in sickness, S90> 3^ 

over temporal enemies, 584 

thanksgiving for national, 583 

ef Clirist, over enemies, 477, 478 

over Satan, 685, 480 

over death and hell, 519 

and kingdom, 121 

of saints through Christ, 337 

in the spiritual warfare, 3^0 

and deliverance from persci-ut'on, 383 

over dtath and the grave, 621, 0Z2 

ours, the praise God's 34O 
Vine, emblem of Christ, 150 v. 6 
Vlr.s,^ar and gall offered to Christ, 119 
Vineyar.i of God wasted, 463 
Virtue, shining in trials and afHictions, lya, 293> v- 4 

of men failing, 574, 57 5 
Virtues, Christian, 37O, 223 
Tiiion uf the Lamb, 159. See Ljgbt. 
Vi.it, waiting a gracious oae, 171 
VOli^E of Cod, in the law, 237 

in the gospel, 2,2— in the promise?, 265 

to his friends and enemies, 5 7^ v. 4—6 

6j Christ, or wisdom, 2S4i -55 

or his blood, 164— the judge, 648 
Vowi, paid in the church, 411, 4O9 

of holiness, 333 

aad promises broken by the »-ickeJ, 574 

w. 

Waiting, for strength from God, 42 

for pardon and direction, 328 

for an answer to prayer, 363 

with earnest desire 1^ deliverance and salvation, 2O3, 
204, 349 

for heaven, 376 

for Christ's second coming, J 14 

for grace and salvation, 2O3 v. 4^8 
fValkin.' by faith, 71, ^529 
Wandering from God, 356, 131 V. I, 2 

and returning, 336 
Wants, spiritual, all to be supplied, 257, 42O 
War, prayer in time of, 577 

disappointments tberein, 576 

victory in, 584— spiritual, 34O, 366 
Warfare, christian, 339 

assistance and victory in it, 34O, 36O 
Warning! of God, to his people, 437. 
to young sinners, s68 

te maginrates, 593> 594 



Washing, of Justification »nd 8an»iific»tiop, 132> 3^7 
from sin, 22j, sot 
in Christ's blood, 656, 657, 5OI 
spiritual, desired, 236 
Watchfulness, and prayer, 223, v. S 

over the tongue, 306— «iid sincerity, 4IJ 
and brotherly reproof, 55 f 
Walibmen, spiritual, united, 250 V. S 

gospel, 250 
Water, the spirit and the blood, 517 
Way, Christ so called, ISO v. II 
to salvation, faith the, 271 
to heaven strait, 223 
Weak Christians, not to be despised, 301 
encouraged by Christ, 2O2 
safe in bis hands, 263 
shall be victorious, 153 v. ir, II 
UVeakness, our own, and Christ's strength, IsB 
Wea.her, and seasons various, jfio, 561, 8 1 
stormy succeeded by calm, 69, 70 
thunder and lightning, 89, 444, v 2 
clouds, winds, waves and tempests, 58, 7. 4 
aumuier and winter, 560, 561 
Weltome, to the gospel ministers, 250 
to the I-ord's day, 419 

sinners to return and be happy, 609, asi '■ ' "tl-j 
?rib/?f, robes, 202, 658, 65 7 

Christ's soul, 543— taints made, 541 
Wicked. fSee Sinner, Saint.) 

difference between them and the righteoiai 377 
their way and end, 380, 381 
Wickedness, of man by nature, 182 

or corruption of manners, 574, J7J 
or practical atheism, 3, 36 
Wilderness. See Je-wiib Church. 
of this world, 37 t 

believers coming up out of it, 546, 463, V. T- J 
faith guiding through the, 274 
Jf/// depraved, 177 — renewed, 493 
Wind, of divine infiuences, 542 

waves and tempests, $3 v. .}, j 
and storms succeeded by a calm, 69, "O 
Wine and bread, Christ compared to, I 50 v. 3 
Win:er md summer, 560, 561 

H' IS DOM of God, vast and unbounded, 44 v. ir- -■ ,3 /jj 
uf God in his works, 56 
anJ equity of providence, 74 
and grace of the gospel, 249 ' 
carnal humbled, 194, 195, '93 
Christ, the wisdom of God, 254, JlS 
invitations of, to men, 2-54, 25s 
Wisdom, Christ our, 234 

power and love in Christ, 147 
IVishes, of the saints all gratified above, 385, 420 v. 7 
Jfj7i!ij uf the Spirit desired, 325, 517 v. 10 
IVonderfitl, Christ the, 148 v. 2 
WORD Christ the, 1O3— made flesh, 103 
the •u/r/z/cn, relish for it, l6l v. I 
read with desire and delight, lOI, 299 
the preached unprofitable through unbelief, 418 
success of it desired, 428 v. 5. See Scriflurct 
Word! of promises, sweet, 206 
of peifo-'maaie 265, 20«5 
and deeds of Chiist, 545,457, 491, 49» 
and deeds of Christians, 23O, 451, 291, iOS^'^^'lQi 
Wori of creation, 58— of providence, 56O, 561 
of creation and providence, 60, 61, 62 
of providence and grace, 85, 75— -80 
of creation, providence and grace, S'j 56, 414, 41 <; 
of creation, providence, redemption, and salvation, 4-44 

445. 77 
of the Spirit, powerful and gracious, 324, 183 
desiring it may be Complete, 374 
of Chri&t and uf the Spirit, 202 
Works, good, profit men, not God, 239 

not saving, 198,448 V. I 
world, kt» creation, 58 

its preservation, dissolution and re«tOraeion> 69 

end of it, 435 

unsatisfying, 331, 332, 169 

unworthy our delight, 435 

Us temptations, 43 1 

crucifixion to it, by citmof Ckr{<C,'5l5 



xxviii 



SYLLABUS. 



JVcrltl. cnicifixrou to it, by the sight of Ood, 330 

hatred of it and saiuts' pateience, 3f!2 
tVarldly mindeilneiSyfoMy of, and prayer against, 431,313 v. 
Jfor/Wp of God bcnefitial, 406 

delightful, 171,172, 419,404 

conUuscended to by GoJ, 5 

accepte<l through Christ, i.;2, 143 

aad order of the gospel, 4(5i 

daily, 40O, 3yO, JS i—i" a family, 35(5 

irublic longed for, 416— 418, 4O2— 405", JQj, 359 

place for it, 453, 4.54 

absence from it, 28, 63 

reverential, 26, 53 

vain without sincerity, 3i(S 

of heaven humble, O59 
IVerib of the soul, 632 

of Christ's righteousneaa, 2Cr 
Wratb, and mercy of God, 2 i 

and mercy from the judgment seat, 64 r 

and vengeance, 653. S<^- Garf, Puuiitmint 
WrMlins with doubu aad faars, 337 

Y. 

T^j-iy fcasft at J»nisalefn4 4J-3 



7o*f of Christ easy, 2 j j 

of atfliulion, 598 t. 3 

of circumcision, SOG V. Z 
Youth, its vanity, 568, 569 

reminded of judgment, ih. 

exhorted to remember their Creator, {^; 

z. 

ZtalofCbritt, 285, 229 

scandalized,/ 18 v 9 

inspiring the saints, 337 

cbriitian the extent of it, 336 v. 3, 4. 

and prudence, 306 

in the christian race, 338 

for the gospel, 322— for God, 336 

against sin, 3 !0 

virant of it lamented, 3SI 
Zecbariah^s song, 4^0 
Zjon,it3 biauty and worship, 46! 

cllizf n of it described, 45O, 45 I 

its safety 473 — and Sinai, 4C2 

the residence of Gr>d, 454, 45 3 

the joy of the snints, 398, 399 

the glory of the earth, 4^2. See . Ci?{<>;{&. 



>»*»©@®®g;®0». 



OF THE ARllANGE^rlENT. 



i.HE PKTIFECTI0N5 OF GOD in 

alpimbetieal oider,fioMi .... 1 to £7 

CREATION AND PROVIDENCE 58 -- 82 

UNIVERSAL PRAISE - - - - S3 - - 91 

SCRIPTURE 92 -- 101 

CHRIST 102 -- 104 

His Incamation -.-.--. 105 -• 112 

Life and Ministry - - . - ii3 -- 11» 

Siifteriiig^s aiul Death - - -115 -- 122 

Ilesuirt'Clion - 123 -- 12G 

Ascension and Exaltation - - IZ7 - - 141 

Intercession ------- 142 - - 147 

Chaiacters and Offices - - - 148 - - 153 

Addresses to Christ - - - - 154 - - 160 

DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL, 

(tl/jfui'je'.icallij arranged - - - 161 -. 236 

LAW AND GOSPEL 237 -- 251 

Invitations and Promises - - 252 - - 26S 
'JJHus .SPIRIT -.., = : a . 25r -• 325 
Graces of the S|>irit, alphabet- 
ically arranged 258 - - 322 

Addresses to the Spirit - "- - 323 -■ 323 

CHRISTIAN 327 --376 

SAINTS AND SINNERS - - -377 -- 387 

WORSHIP 388 -- 430 

Private 388 .- 391 

Family 392 - - 3^97 

Public 398 -- 412 

Lord's day - - 413 - - 424 

Before Prayer --------- 425 

Br/ure Sermon 425 - - 428 



A/>f!r ScTtnon 4^8 . - -LiO 

THE WORLD 431 -. 435 

THE CHURCH 430 - . fiCO 

Jcxvish Church, or History of the 

Israelites 436-- 44§ 

Christian Church - : - - - 450 • - 500 
Seltlenunt and beauty of a 

Cliurch 450 --463 

Afflictions, Persecuii;;ns, ard 

Coniplainti 463 - - 4G9 

Safety,Dtiiverance,and'rriiimph 170 -- 431 

Churcii Meetings 4S2 -- 48S 

Prayer and Praise, or Missionary 

Meetings ------- 439 - - 5C0 

CIRCUMCISION AND BAPT1-5M 501 -- 508 

LORD'S SUPl'ER 509 - - 53S 

SOLOMGIn'S song 534 -- 546 

TIMES AND SEASONS - - - - 547 -- 608 

Morning and Evening - - - 547 - - 657 

Seasons of the Year - - - 553 -- Sri* 

Youth and old Age - - - - 564 - - 572 

Fast and Tlianksgi\ing da)s - 573 -- 594 

Magistracy 539 -- 591 

Sickness and Recovery - - - 595 - - 608 

TIME AND ETERNITY - - -609 -- 617 

DEAIH AND RESURRECTION 618 -- 645 

DAY OF .JUDGMENT - - - - 644 -- 653 

HELL AND HEAVEN - - - -653 -• 662 

DOXOLOGIES 663 -• 681 

Hcsaiuias to Christ - - - - 682 - - 087 



BR. W,1TTS'S 



ip^AiLiag AsriD M^mifs* 



THE PERFECTIONS OF GOD, 

Al.PHABETlCALIiY ARRANGED. 



A 



PsAL>i 33. 2d Part. P. M. * 
St. liellensi, Forty-sixth Psalm. 

All-sujficiency of God, and vanltij of creatures. 

1 ir\ HAPPY nation, where tlie Lordl 
tJF Reveals the treasure of his word,! 
And builds his church, his earthly -.hronc!! 

His eye the heathen world surveys, j 

He fvm'd their heat ,he knows fheirw^ysj' 

But God, their Maker, is unknown. 

2 Let kinj^s rely upon their host, 
And of iiis strength the champion boast ; 

In vain they boast, in vain rely : 
In vain we trust the brutal force. 
Or speed, or courage of an horse 

To guard his rider, or to fly. | 

3 The eye of thy compassion. Lord, ! 
Doth more secure defence afford, [stand;j 

When death or dangers threateniugi 
Thy watchful eye preserves the just,] 
Who make thy name their fear and trust,! 

When wars or famine waste the land.' 

4 In sickness or the bloody field. 
Thou our physician, thou our shield. 

Send us salvation from thy throne : 
We wait to see tliy goodness shine ; 
Let us rejoice in help divine. 

For all our hope i* God alone. 

2> Psalm 33. 2d Part. CM. * 
•"^ ) St. Asaphs, W^areham, Rochester. 

LEST is the nation where the Lord 
Hath f.x'd his gracious tliroue ; 
Where he reveals his hea>'enly word, 
And calls their tribes his own. 

^His eye, with inQnite survey, 
Does the whole world behold; 
He forin'd us all of equal clay, 
And knows our feebk oioukK 

© 2 



3 Kings are not rescn'd by the force 

Of aruiies, from the grave ; 
Nor speed, nor courage of an horse 
Can the bold rider save. 

4 Vain is the strength of beasts or men^ 

To hope for safety thence ; 

But holy souls from God obtain 

A strong arid' sure defence. 

5 God is their fear, and God their trust, 

When plagues or famine spread; 
His watchful eye secures the just, 
Among ten thousand dead. 

6 Lord, let our liearts in thee rejoice,. 

And bless us from thy throne; 
For we have made thy word our choice^ 
And trust thy grace alone. 



3 



} Psalm 36. CM. » 

) Barby, St. James, Irish. 

ficm^ and attributes of God a serted, 
1 T^^fTIilLE men grow bold in wicked 
7 T And yet a God they own, [ways,- 
My heart within me often says, 
''Their thoughts believe there's none." 
STheir thuughts and ways at once declare 
(Whate'er their lips profess) 
"God hath no wrath for them to fear, 
'• Nor will they seek his grace." 

3 What strange self-flattery blinds their 

But thtre\s a hastening hour, [eyes ; 
When they shall see, with sore surprise^ 
The terrors of thy power, 

4 Thy iustfce .".hall maintain its throne, 

Though mountains melt away ; 
Thy judgments are a world unknown, 
A. deep unfathom'd sea. 

5 Above these heaven's created rounds, 

Thy mercies, Lord, extend ; 
Thy truth outlives the narrow bounds. 
Where time and uttture ench 



4,5 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



6,1 



6 Safety to man thy goodness brings, j 

Nor overlooks tlie beast : 
Beneath the sliadow of thy wings 
Thy children choose to re?t. 

7 [From thee, when creature stream? run 

And mortal comforts die, [lo^v, 
Perpetual springs of life shall flow, 
And raise our pleasures high- 

8 Though all created light decay, 

And death close up our eye«, 

Thy presence makes eternal day, 

Where clouds can never rise.] 



4l 



2 Still might he fill hj« starry throne, 
And please his ears withGabriePs sons(s ; 
But heavenly Majesty comes down, 
And bows to hearken to our tongues i 

3 Great God ! what poor returns we pay 
[ For love so infinite as thine ! 

i Words are but air, and tontjaes but clay, 
I But thy compassion's all divine. 



H 



Hymn 46. B. 2. L. M. 

Portugal, Truro, Dunstnn. 
Co7ide-ccf!sion of God 



Psalm 103. 2d Part. S. M. « 
Dover, Pelham. 
Con?/iass''on of Gcd. 

1 IV/f^Y soul, repeat his praise, 
l^JL Whose mercies are so great ; 

Whose anger is so slow to rise, 
So ready to abate. 

2 God will not always chide; 
And when his strokes are felt,. 

His strokes are fewer than our crimes, 
And lighter than our guilt. 

3 Hrgli as the heavens are raisM 
Above the ground we tread, 

So far the riches of his grace 
Our Jiighest thoughts exceed. 

4 His power subdues our sins. 
And his forgiving love. 

Far as the east is frum the west. 
Doth all our guilt remove. 

5 The pity of the Lord 

To those that fear his name, 
Is such as tender parents feel; 
He knows our feeble frame. 
d He knows we are but dust. 
Scattered by every breath ; 
His anger, like a rising wind, 
Can send us swift to death. 
7 Our days are as the gra?s. 
Or like the morning flower; 
If one sharp blaft sweep o"'er the field, 
It -withers iu an hour. 
t But thy compassions. Lord, 
To endless years endure ; 
And cliildren's children ever find 
Thy words of promise sure. 

Hymn 46. B. 2. L. M* 

Quercy, Shod, \\e\h. 
Condescension of God. 

THY favours,Lord,surpri5e our souls ; 
Will the Eternal dwell with ui ? 
Whatcanot thou find beneath the poles, 
'i'o l'i"ii)tthy chariot dj'.vtiiycird tbuL ? 



H 



1 IT TP to the Lord, who reigns on high, 

t_J And views the nations from afiir^ 
Let everlasting praises fl}', 
And tell how large his bounties are. 

2 [He that can shake the worlds he made^ 
Or with his word, or with his rod ; 
His goodness, how amazing great I 
And what a condescending God I 

3 God, that must stoop to view the skies, 
And bow to see what angeJs do, 

; Down to the earth he casts his eye»> 
; And bends his footsteps downward too.] 

4 He overrules all mortal things, 

I And manages our mean atfjiirs : 

On humble souls the King of kings 
I Bestows his counsels, and his cares. 

5 Our sorrows and our tears we pofir 
I Into the bosom of our God ; 

i He hears us in the mournful hour, 
i And helps to bear the heavy load» 

|6 In vain might lofty princes try" 
Such condescension to perform ; 
For worms were never rais'd so high 
Above their meanest fellow worm. 
7 O I could our thankful hearts devise 
I A tribute equal to thy grace. 
To the third heaven our songs should rise^ 
And teach the golden harps thy praise. 



^\ 



HvMN 99. B. 2. C. M. m 

Abridge, Christmas. 

D':crecfi cf God. 

1 X ET the whole race of creatures }i« 
JLJ AbasVl btf.re iheir God; 
Whatever his sovereign voice has form'd 

He governs with a nod. 

2 [Ten thousand ages ei-e the skies 

Were into motion broH;;ht, 
All the long years and worlds to cpm« 
Stood present to his thought. 

3 There\s not a sparrow nor a worm 

But^s found in his decrees ; 
He raises monarchs to their thron^s^ 
Aod sinks theia as he please. X 



«,? 



PERFECTIONS OF GOS>. 



10, II 



4 If light attend the course I run, 

»Tis he provides those rays ; 
And 'tis his hand that hides my sun, 
If darkness cloud my day?. 

5 Yet 1 would not be much concernM, 

Nor vainly long to fcee 
The volumes of his deep decrees, 
What months are writ for me. 

6 When he reveals the book of life, 

O, may 1 read my nalrne 
Among the chosen of his l-.ve, 
'j'he followers of the Lamb. 

q) Hymn' 67. B. 2. C. M. « 

^\ Stade Abridge, Bedford. 

Dominiori and i-unutabHUy rf Hod. 
\r^ HEAT God! how infinite art thou \\ 
\X What worthless worms are we ! | 
Let the whole race of creatures bow, 
And pay their prtiise to thee. 

2 Thy throne eternal ages stood, 
Ere seas or stars were made \ 
Thou art the ever-living God, 
Were all the nations dead. 

% Nature and time quite naiced lie 
To thine immense survey. 
From the formation of the sky, 
To the great burning day. 

4 Eternity, with all its years. 

Stands present in thy view ; 
To thee there's uotliing old appears — 
Great God I tliere's nothing new. 

5 Our lives through various scenes are 

And vex'd with trifling cares ! [drawn, 
While thine eternal thought moves on 
Ihine undislurb'd affairs. 

6 Great God ! how infmite art thou I 

What worthless worms are we I 
Let the whole race of creatures bow, 
And pay their praise to thee. 

q> Psalm 93. L. M. » 

^^ Old Hundred, Portugal. 

Dominl<)nf eternUy and iinmut ability of God. 

1 TEHOVAH reigns! he dwells in light, 
^ Girded with majesty and might ; 
7 lie world, created by his hanHs, 
iStill on its first foundation stands 

2 But ere this spacious world was made. 
Of had its first foundation laid. 
Thy throne eternal ages stood, 
Thyself the Ever-living God. 

3 Like floods the angry nations ri«e. 
And aim their rage against the skies ; 
Vain floods, that aim their rage so high I 
At thy rebuke the billows di^» 



4 Forever shall thy throne endure : 
Thy promise stands forever sure ; 
And everlasting tioliness 
Becomes the dwellings of thy grace. 



Psalm 93. P. M. 



S 



^^ \ Old 50th. or Landaff, Cherriton. 
Dominion of Qod. 

1 'T'HE Lord of i^nj reigns, he reigns on hi?h : 

-*- His roUrs of siaie arc sti'-nijtti ami tiiaj ity. 
This wide eivatioii ros^^ at his coinmand. 
Built by his wiird and 'sublith'd by hi* hand. 
Lou"? stood his throce ere he b' gaii Civ-ainjii, 
And hij own Godhtad is the firm fomida'tion. 

2 God is th' Eternal King : Thy fo. s in yiiii 
RaiiL* thi-ir rtbcJioa to onf.a.'id thy ivi^:i. 
In vain the stona*, in vai;i the H;.ods anSi-, 
And roar, and l<»»s ihu-ir w.iv;-s HSjiiiisi tliv skies : 

Foaming at h<.aveii, thcv i«g'- with wild cf>m:n >ti:in» 
But htavcu'i hiijh aiches sti>rn the s\vi.-lliiig oct an. 

3 Ye tempests, rage no more; ye floods, be stiil! 
And tile inad world submisiive to his wiili 
Biiilt on his truth, his chinch nust «rv>r <,und; 
Firai are liis promises and strong his hasid. 

S e hifo^n sons, when th-.y a')[»(ar bv-for^ iiim. 
Bow ai his footstool, aud wilh fear adore him. 



^A 



Psalm 93. 2d Part. P. M. 

Dalston, -^t. Giles. 



1 r|1.4E Lord Jehovah reign.=, 

A And royal state maintains, 
His hear! with awful glories crowa'd; 
ArrayM in robes of light, 
Begirt with sovereign might. 
And rays of majesty around. 

2 Upheld by thy commands, 
The world securely stands ; 

And skies and stars obey thy word : 
Thy throne was fix'd on high. 
Before the starry sky ; 

Eternal is thy kingdom, Lord. 

{ In vain the noisy crowd, 
Like billows fierce and loud, 

Against thine empire rage and roar; 
In vain, with angry spite, 
The surly nations fight. 

And dash like waves against the shor^ 

t Let floods and nations rage, 
And all their powers engage: 

Let swelling tides assau t the sky ; 
The terrors of thy frown 
Shall beat their madness down ; 

Thy throne forever stands on high. 

» Thy promises are true, 

Thy grace is ever new: 
There fixM, thy church shall ne'er re- 
Thy saints with holy fear [move; 
Shall in thy courts appear, 
And sing thine evt^rlasting love. 
Cj^ Repeat th« fourth staoza, if JMatrnarf, 



12, 13 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



H 15 



.^> Hymn 70. B. 2. L. M. * 

"^^ Green''s Hunflredth, Dunstan. 

Dominion of (rod ovfr the sta. 

1 £^ OD of the seas, thy thundering voice 
\jrMake5 all tlie roaring waves rejoice; 
And one soft word of thy command, 
Can sink them, silent, in the sand. 

2 If but a Moses wave thy rod. 
The sea divides and owns its God ; 
The stormy Hoods their Maker knew I 
And led his chosen armies through. 

3 The scaly shoals, amidst the sea. 
To thee, their Lord, a tribute pay ; 
The meanest fish that swims the flood 
Leaps up, and means a praise to God 

4 [The larger monsters of the deep 
On thy commands attendance keep : 
By thy permission, sport and play, 
And cleave along their foaming vvay. 

5 If God his voice of tempest rears. 
Leviathan lies still, and fears ; 
Anon he lifts hk nostrils high. 
And spouts the ocean to tlie sky.] 

6 How is thy glorious power ador'd 
Amidst those watery nations. Lord ! 
Yet the bold men that trace the seas, 
Bold men refuse their Maker's praise. 

7[VVhat scenes of miracles they see, 
And never tune a song to thee ! 
While on the flood they safely ride, 
Thej curse the hand that smooths the tide. 

8 Anon they plunge in watery graves, 

; And some drink death among the waves; 
Yet the surviving crew blaspheme. 
Nor own the God that rescu'd them.] 

9 0, for some signal of thy hand! 
Shake aH the seas, Lord, shake the land; 
Great Judge, descend, lest men deny 
That there's a God who rules the sky. 

.c>> Hymn 115. B. 2. CM. * 
^ y St. James, St Anns, Christmas. 

Duniin-on and vengeance of Gtd. 
IXJIGHas the heavens above the ground 
•^ Reigns the Creator, God ; 
Wide as the whole creation's bound 
Extends his awful rod. 

2 Let princes of exalted state 

To him ascribe their crown ; 

Render their homnge at his (^et^ 

And cast their glories down-. 

3 Know that his kingdom is supreme, 

Your lofty thoughts are vain ; 
He calls you gods, that awful name, 
JBut ye must die like x&ea. 



4 Then let the sovereigns of the globe 

Not dare to vex the just ; 
He puts on vengeance like a robe. 
And treads the worms to dust. 

5 Ye judes of the earth, be wise, 

And think of heaven with fear ; 
The meanest saint that you despise^ 
Has an avenger there. 



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Hymn 17. B. 2. C. M. 38 
Arlington, Devizes, Braintree. 

Eterniiy of God. 
iJ^lSE, rise, mv soul, and leave f^he ground. 

Stretch all thy thoughts abroad ; 
And rouse up every tuneful sound 
To praise th' Eternal God. 

2 Long ere the lofty skies were spread, 

Jehovah fill'd his throne ; 
Or Adam furm'd, or angels made, 
The Maker liv'd alone. 

3 His boundless years can ne'er decrease^ 

But still maintain their prime ; 
E.o rnii.y's his dwelling place, 
And ex>f7' is his time. 

4 While like a tide our minutes flow,. 

The present and the past, 
He fills his own immortal now, 
And sees our ages waste. 

5 The sea and sky must perish too, 

And vast destruction come ; 
The creatures—lookl how old they grow, 
And wait their fiery doom. 

6 Well, let the sea shrink all away, 

And tlames melt down the skies, 
My God shall live an endless day, 
When old creation, dies. 

. K? r&Ai.M89. 1st Part. C. M. 8 
^*^ ^ Irish, Devizes, St* Anns, 

J^^:nthJ'ul)itss 'f God. 
1"||^Y never ceasing song shall show 
JjtJL The mercies of the Lord ; 
And make succeeding ages know 
^How faithful is his word. 

2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce 

Shall firm as heaven endure : 
And if he speak a promise once, 
Th' eternal grace is sure. 

3 How long the race of David held 

1 he promis'd Jev.ish throne ! 
But there's a nobler covenant seal'd 
To David's greater Son. 4 

4 His seed forever shall possess 

A throne above the skies ; 
The Hieanest subject of his graces 
Shall to that glory rise. 



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PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



18, If 



*SLord God of Hosts, thy wondrous ways 
Are suno^ by saints above ; 
And saints on earth their Jionours raise 
To thy unchanging love. 

.n) Psalm 145. 2d Part. CM. « 
^"> Barby, Bedford. 

Goodness of God. 
\ CJ WEET is the memory of thy e:race, 
^ My God, my heavenly King ; 
Let age to age thy righteousness 
In songs of glory sing. 
2 God reigns on high, but not confines 
Mis goodness to the skies; 
Thro' the whole earth his bounty shines, 
And every want supplies. 

3 With longing eyes thy creatures wait 
" On thee for daily food: 

Thy liberal hand provides their meat, 
And fills their mouths with good. 

4 How kind are thy compassions, Lord I 

How slow thine anger moves ! 
JBut soon he sends his pardoning word 
-, To cheer the souls he loves. 

5 Creatures, with all their endless race, 

Thj power and praise proclaim ; 
But saints, that taste thy richer grace,! 
Delight to bless t!"iy name. | 

.^) Psalm 103. 1st Part. L. M. * 
* S Shoel. Nevvcourt. 

Goodufss and- vurcii 'jf God 

1 f ^ LESS, O my f^oul, the living God. 
Sl3 Ijall home tliy thoughts, that rove 

abroad: 
Let all the, powers within me join 
In work and worship so di\ine. 

2 Bless, O my soul, the God of grace; 
His favours claim thy highest praise : | 
Wh)' should the wonders he ha<h wrought; 
Be lost in silence and forgot ? | 

3'Tis he, my soul, that sent jii-i Son 
To di for crimes which thou iiast done ; 
He owns the ranso/n, and forgives ! 

"The hourly follies of our lives. 

4 The vices of the mind he heals.^ I 
And cures the pains that nature feels,; 
Redeems the sou! froui ht-il and SHvesj 
Our wasting life froiu ihreatcniug grave.-, j 

5 0u»^'ou<h decaj'd, his power repairs ;' 
His nierc3'. crowns our growing Xitars ; 
He galifelies our mouth with good.' I 
AilKl/iils our hopes with heavt nl^^ f;;od.i 

6 lie sees th' oppressor and th' oppress'd 
And ofleii give.« tiit suif*^rers rest; 
But will his justice more display 

la the last great rewarding day. 



7 [His power he shewM by Moses' hands, 
And gave to Israel his commands; 
But sent his truth and mercy down 
To all the nations by his Son. 

8 Let the whole earth his power confess, 
Let the whole earth adore his grace : 
The Gentile with the Jew shall join 
Li work and worship so divine.] 

. Q ) PsAL.-vi 146. L. M. m 

^^\ Luton, Blendon. 

Goodness and truth of God. 

lT)RASEye the Lord; my heart shall joiu 

In work so pleasant, so divine ; 

Now while the flesh is mine abode. 

And when my soul ascends to God, 

2 Praise shall employ my noblest powers, 
While immortality endures: 

My days of praise shall ne'er be past. 
While life, and thought, and being last. 

3 Why should I make a man my trust ? 
Princes must die and turn to durt; [power 
Their breath departs, their po.up and 
And thoughts all vanish in an hour. 

4 Happy the man whose hopes rely 
On Israel's God : he made the sky, 
And earth, and seas, with all thiir train, 
And none shall firxl hi? promise vain, 

5 Mis truth forever stands secure : 

He saves th"" oppress'd he ft^eds the poor; 
He sends the labout ina: conscience peace. 
And grants the prisoner sweet release, 

6 The Lord hath eyes to give the blind ; 
The Lord supports, the sinking mind; 
He helps the stranger in distress, 
fhe Widow and the fatherless. 

■/ Me loves hiss.nnts, he knows them well, 
But turns tlte widsed down to hell ; 
Thy God;, O Zion ! ever reigns; 
Praise him in everlasting straijis. 

19^ Psalm 146. as 113lh. P.M. JK 

S St. MelU-ns, Psalm 46. 

:'!'■■ ff^'^s,! of (i d. and vod'y >fmen. 

1 f'LL praise my Maker with my breath-; 
JI A'Hi wiien my voice i* lost in deuth. 

Praise sh .1! eri:plo3' m_y nobler powers: 
Mv dci}s of prai.-e shall ne'er be past. 
While fife, and thoug'nt, and being last. 

Or immortality endures. } 1^ 

2 X'^'hy should I make a man my tm;5t? 
P inces must die and turn to dujt : 

Vuiu is the help of flesh and blood ; 
Their bre.ith dej)artB, their pomp and 

power 
And thoughts all vanish in an hour ; 

Nor can they make their prouiise good. 



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PFRFECTIONS OF GOD. 



22, 3S 



3 Happy the man whose hopes rely 
On Israel's God: he made the sky, 

And earth and seas with all their train; 
His truth forever stands secure ; 
He saves th' oppressed, he feeds the poor, 

And none shall find his promise vain. 

4 The Lord hath eyes to give the blind ; 
The Lord supports the sinking mind ; 

He sends the labouring conscience 
He helps the stranger in distress, [peace; 
The widow and the fatherless, 

And grants the prisoner sweet release 

SHe loves his saints, he knows them well, 

But turns the wicked down to hell : 

Thy God, O Zion, ever reigns ; 
Let every tongue, let every age 
In this exalted work engage ; 

Praise him in everlastirig strains. 

€ Pll praise him while he lends me breath, 

And when ray voice is lo!=t in death 

Praise shall employ my nobler powers. 
My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
While life, and thought, and being last. 

Or immortality endures. 

tyn.) Hymn 22. B. 2. L. M. » 

'^^^S Trnro, Blen.lon. 

Granfleur of Gofl, or hit terrible majesty. 

VY -fli^i f> l-^' God, who rei-n-'st rin high. 

How awful is thy thundering hanl ; 

Thy fiery bolts, how fierce they fly ; 

Nor can all earth or hell withstand 

2 This the old rebel angels knew, 
And Satan fell beneath thy frown ; 
Thine arrows struck the traitor through, 
And weighty vengeance sunk him down 

3 This Sodom felt— and feels it still— 
And roars beneath th' eternal load : 
*' With endless burnings who can dwell, 
" Or bear the fury of a God ?'' 

4 Tremble, ye sinners, and submit ; 
Throw down your arms before his throne 
Bend your heads low beneath his feet, 
Or his strong hand shall crush you down. 

5 And ye, bless'd saints.that love him too, 
With reverence bow before his name ; 
Thus all his heavenl3' servants do : 
God is a bright and burning flame. 

Hymn 42. B. 1. C. M. « or b 



21^ 



Dundee, St. Anns. 
Grandeur of God, or divine lorath and mercy. 
1 A : )ORE and tremble, for our God 
J\. Is a con V7nbi^ firr ;* 
His jealous eyes his wrath inflame. 
And raise his vengeance liigher. 
3Alaiighty vengeance, how it burns! 
Jlow bright his fury glow* t 
* Hi-b. xii. 2% 



Vast magazines of plagues and storms 
Lie treasured for his foes. 

3 Those heaps of wrath by slow degrees 

Are forced into a flame ; 
But kindled, O ! how fierce they blaze J 
And rend all nature's frame. 

4 At his approach the mountains flee, 

And seek a watery grave ; 
The frighted sea makes haste away, 
And shrinks up every wave. 

5 Through the wide air the weighty rocks 

Are swift as hailstones huri'd : 
Who dares to meet his fiery rage, 
That shakes the solid world ? 

6 Yet, mighty God ! thy sovereign grace 

Sits regent on the throne. 
The refuge of thy chosen race 
When wrath comes rushing dowo. 

7 Thy hand shall on rebellious kings 

A fiery tempest pour, 
While we, beneatli thy sheltering wing*, 
Thy just revenge adore. 

oo \ Psalm 145. L. M. « 

^ S Old Hundred, Dunstan, Bath. 

Hrafnesfi, truth, and justice rf Gad, 

1~]^/S"Y God, my King, thy various praise 

jLT M. Shall fill tlie remnant of my days : 

Tl.iy grace employ my humble tongue, 

Till deatij and glory raise the song. 

2 The wings of every hour shall bear 
Some thankful tribute to thine ear ; 
And every setting sun shall see 
New works of duty done for t!)ee. 

3 Thf truth and justice PH proclaim ; 
Thy bounty flows, an endless stream ; 
Thy mercy swift ; thine anger slow, 
But dreadful to the stubborn foe. 

4 Thy works with sovereign giorj' sliine, 
And speak thy majesty divine ; 

Let "every reahn with joy'' proclaim 
The sound and honour of thy name. 

5 Let distant times and nations raise 
The long successioji of thy praise ; 
And unborn ages make ray song 
The joy and labour of their tongue. 

6 But who can speak thy wondrous deeds? 
Thy grealnei^s all our thoughts exceeds I 
Vast and unsearchable thy ways ; 
Vast and immortal be thy praise ! 



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1 X ONG as I live Til bless thy name, 
jLA My King, my God of lov« ; 



Psalm 145. 1st Part. C. M. 
Barby, Rochester. 
(If'atnesfi and mercy of God. 



0A O; 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



2G, 27 



My work nn^ joy shall be the same 
In the bright world above, 
2 Great is the Lord, his p©wer unknown, 
And let his praise be great; 
I'll ping the honours of thy throne, 
Thy works of grace repeat. 
is Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue. 
And, while my lips rejoice, 
The men that hear ray sacred song 
Shall join their cheerful voice. 
4 Fathers to sons shall teach thy name, 
And children learn thy ways ; 
Ages to come thy truth proclaim, 
And nations sound thy praise. 
5 Thy glorious deeds of ancient date 
Shall through the world be known : 
Thine arm of powet, thy heavenly state. 
With public splendour shown. 

€ The world is manag'd by thy hands ; 
Thy saints are ruPd by love ; 
And thine eternal kingdom stands, 
Though rocks and hills remove. 

Hymn 86. B. 1. C. M. b or » 

Qharmouth, Canterbury. 
Holiness and 'tiajesiy of God. 
iTTirOW should the sons of Adam's race 
JnL Be pure before their God ; 
If he contend in righteousness, 
We fall beneath his rod. 

2 To vindicate my words and thoughts 

I'll make no more pretence; 
Not one of all my thousand faults 
Can bear a just defence. 

3 Strong is his arm, his heart is wise ; 

What vain presumers dare 
Against their Maker's hand to rise. 
Or tempt th' unequal war ? 

4 [Mountains by his almighty wrath 

From their old seats are torn ; 
He shakes the earth from south to north, 
And all her pillars mourn. 

5 He bids the ?un forbear to rise ; 

The obedient sun forbears: 
His hand with sackcloth spreads the 
And seals up all the stars, [skies, 

6 He walks upon the stormy sea; 

Flies on tlie stormy wind: 
There's none can trace his wondrous way 
Ot his dark footsteps find.] 



24 1 



26 1 



Shall mortal worms presume to be 
More holy, wisq^ or just than he ? 

2 Behold he puts his trust in none 
Of all the spirits round his throne ; 
Their natures, when compar'd with his. 
Are neither holy, just, nor wise. 

5 But how much meaner thing? are they 
Who spring from dust and dwell in clay ! 
Touch'd by the finger of thy wrath, 
We faint and vanish like the moth. 

4 From night to day, from day to night, 
We die by thousands in thy sight : 
Pury'd in dust whole nations lie, 
Like a forgotten vanity. 

5 Almighty Power, to thee we bow ; 
How frail are we, how glorious thoul 
No more the sons of earth shall dare 
With an eternal God compare. 



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Hymn 82. B. 1. L. M. «orb 
Fountain, Old Hundred. 
Heirless qfGod^ and mortally of-mrn 
A OHALMhe vile race of flesh and blooii 
O Cdmcend with their Creator, God r 



PsiLM 99. 2d Part. S. M. « 
St. Thomas, Dover, 
f/Jiness and veng'^avce of God. 

EXALT the Lord our God, 
And worship at his i^Qix 
His nature is all holiness, 
And mercy is his seat. 

2 When Israel was his church, 
When Aaron was his priest. 

When Moses cry'd, when Saruuel pray'd, 
He gave his people rest. 

3 Oft he forgave their sins. 
Nor would destroy their race, 

And oft he made his vengeance known, 
When they abus'd his grace, 

4 Exalt the Lord our God, 
Whose grace is still the same ; 

Still he's a God of holiness, 
And jealous for his name. 

-v^ ) Hymiv 87. B. 2. C. M. jj| 
^* \ Abridge, Bedford. 

lncomp.r hmsibUiy of God. 
1 If TOW wondrous great, how glorious 
JGL Must our Creator be I [bright 
Who dwells amidst the dazzling light 
Of vast infinity ! 

Our soaring spirits upward riie 

Toward the celestial throne : 
Fain would we see the blessed Three, 

And the Almighty One. 
; Oor reason stretches all its wings, 

And climbs above the skies ; 
But still how far beneath thy feet 

Our grovelling reason lies ! 

I [Lord, here we bend our humble eouli, 
And awfully adore ; 



£8, 29 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



30, 31 



For the weak pinions of our minHp 
Can stretch a thouglit no more.] 

5 Thy glories infinitely rise 

Above our labouring tongue ; 
In vain tl»e highest seraph tries 
To form an equal sons;. 

6 [In humble notes our faith adores 

The ^reat mysterious King, 
While angels strain their nobler powers. 
And 5-weep th' immortal string.] 

90 I Hymn 170. P. 2. L. M. * 
S Islington, fJloucester. 

Incomprehensibility and sovereignty of God. 
l[#^AiS' creati.rcs to ptrlecnon find 
'Ly Ih' eternal, uncreated Mind? 
Or can the largest stretch of thought 
Measure and search his nature out? 

2 'Tis liigh as heaven, 'tis deep as hell. 
And what can mortals know or I e!l ? 
His glory spread* beyond the sky. 
And all the shining worlds on high. 

3 But man, vain man would fain be wise; 
Born like a wild young colt, he fll<'s 
Through aVl the follies of his mind, 
And smells and snuffs the empty wind. ' 

4 God is n. Kinsr, of power unknown ; 
Firm are the orders of Lis throne; 
If he resolve, who dare oppose, 

Or ask him why, or what he does ? 

6Hs wounds thr beatr,?.nd he miskcs who'e; 
He calms the tempest of the soul : 
When he shuts up in long d€^;pair, 
Wlio can ren.ove the heavy bar? 

6He frowns, and darkne?s veils the moon. 
The fainting sun grows dim at noon ; 
The pillars of heiiven's starry roof 
Treriible and sir.rt at his reproof. 

7 He gave the vaulted henven its form, 
The crool<ed serpt^nt and the norm ; 
He breaks the biilows with b\'> hreath, 
Ai.d smiles the sons of pride to death. 

8 These are a {portion of his ways : 
But who shall dare describe his face? 
Who can endure his light or stand 
To lear the thunders of his hand? 

9q'> Hymv^G. B. 2. L. IVX, * 

'^^ S Qnercy, Wells. 

In-t'i.ibiUty of God, 

11 ORD, we afC Mind, poor mortals.hlin !, 
-^ We canU behold thy briirftt abode ; 
O ! 'tis beyond a creature mind. 
To glance a thought half way to God. 

2 Infinite leagiies beyond the sky, 
The great ErEBNAi. reigns alone; 
Wherfi ■> either wings nor souls can fly, 
I^or angels climb the topless throne. 



1 The Lord of glory builds his seat 
Of gems incomparably bright ; 
And lays beneath his sacred {eet 
Substantial beams of gloomy night. 

4 Yet, glorious Lord, thy gracious eyes 
Look throtigh, and cheer us from above ; 
Beyond our praise thy grandeur flies, 
5fet we adore, and yet Ave love. 

oQ> PsAr.ni H2. CM. bor^l^ 

^ Canterbuiy, Barby, Wantage. 

Kindjiess of God, or God ' he hipe of the fielpless- 

if 1^0 God I made my sorrows knoAvn, 

M. From God 1 sought relief; 

hi long coruplaiiits before his throne 

I pour'd out all ray grief. 

t My soul was overvvhehu'd with woes, 
My hei.rt beuan to break ; 
My God, who all my burdens knows, 
He knows the way I take. 

3 On every side I cast mine eye, 
A".<\ found my helpers gone ; [by. 
While friends and strangtrs passM me 
Neglected or \iuknovvn. 

4 Then did I raise a hnuder crv. 
And cali'd thy mercy near, 
'' Thou art my portion when I di§, 
•'Be thou my refuge here." 

5 Lord. -I am brought exceeding low; 

Now let thine ear attend ; 
And make my foes, who vex me, know 
Pve an almighty Friend. 

6 From my s ^.d prison, set me free. 

Then shall I praise th.y rrairip. ; 
And holy men shall join with me 
Thy kindness to proclaim. 



Si\ 



Hymn 105. B 2. C M. b or « 
Christmas, Arlington. 

I^'''ii(suf/'iTi.iSI' of God. 
ND are we wreto.ies yet alive? 
And do we yet rebel ? 
^ I'i-- boundless, 'tis amazing love, 
That bears us up from hell ! 

"J The burden of our weighty iruilt 
\V'oidd siiik us <lo\vn to flauies; 
.\nd threatening vengeance rolls above. 
To crush our feeble fraiues. 

3 Almighty goodness cries, Forbear! 

And straight the thunder stays: 
And dare Ave now provoke his wrath, 
And Aveary out his grace I 

4 Lord, we have long abus'd thy love, 

Too long indulged our sin ; 
Our aching hearts e'en bleed to s^e 
What rebels we have been. 



32,33 



PERFECTIONS OF GOB. 



34, SS 



& No more, ye lusts, ^hall ye command ; 
No more will we obey ; [hantJ, 
Stretch out, O God, thy conquering 
And drive thy foes awjiy* 

o.-j7 HvMN 103 B. 2. CM. » 

^"^ 5 Christmas, Carthage. 

Love of Go(t^ in /he gift cf his Sov 
]4"lOME, hapny souls^ approach your 
\j With new melodious songs; [God, 
Come, rem'er to ahnighty grace 
The tribute of your tongue-. 

2 So strange, so boundless was the love 

That pit^'d dying men, 
The Father sent his equal Son 
To give them life again. 

3 Thy hands, dear Jesus, were not arraM 

With a re\enging rod ; - 
No hard commis>ion to perform 
The vengeance of .a God. 

4But all was mercy, all was mild, 
And \vrath forsook the throne. 
When Christ on the kind errand came, 
And brought salvation down. 

5Here,sinners,you may heal your wounds, 
And wipe your sorrows dry : 
Trust in the mighty Saviour's name. 
And you shall never die. 

6 Sae, dearest Lord, our willing souls 
Accept thine offerM grace ; 
We bless the great Redeemer''s love, 
And give the Father praise. 

oq][ Hymn 104. B. 2. S. M. & 
3 "Watchman, Pelham. 

Love and mrrcy of God. 

1 Tf^ AISE your triumphant songs 
JL^ T-o an immortal tune ; 

Let the wide earth resound the deeds 
Celes'tial grace has done. 

2 Sing how Eternal Love 
Its chief Beloved chose, 

And bid him raise our wretched race 
From their abyss of woes. 

3 yih hand no thunder bears, 
No terror clothes his brow ; 

No bolts to drive our guilty souls 
To fiercer flames below. 

4 '*Twas mercy fillM the throne, 
And wrath, stood silent by, 

When Christ was sent with pardons 
To rebels doomM to die. [down 

5 Now, sinners, dry your tears, 
Let hopeless sorrow cease ; 

Bow to the «ceptre of his love, 
And take the offerM peace. 



6 Lord, we obey (hy call ; 

We \.\y an humble claim 
To the salvation thou hast bro'.ight, 

And love ajid praise thy name. 

rsAi,M 113. P. M. lit 

St. Hcilens, or 46th Psalm. 

JSLjcstij and condesa njio?i of God. 

1 "^^E that delight to serve the Lord, 

JL The honours of his name record, 
His sacred name forever bless : 
Where'er the circling sun displays 
His risking beams or setting rays, 
Let lands and seas his power confess. 

2 Not time, nor nature's narrow rounds, 
Can give his vast dominion bounds ; 

I'he heavens are far below his height : 
Let no created greatness dare 
With our eternal God compare, 

Arm'd with Iris uncreated might! 

3 He bows his glorious head to view 

\^'^hat the bright hosts of angels do, 

And bends his care to mortal things : 

His sovereign hand exalts the poor, 

He takes the needy from the door, 

And makes them company for kings. 

4 When childless families despair, 
He sends the blessing of an heir. 

To rescue their expiring name : 
The mother, with a thankful voice, 
Proclaims his praises and her joys: 

Let every age advance his fame. 



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Psalm 113. L. M. » 

Newcourt, Gloucester. 

Majrsty and condcf^cen^ion of God. 

1 ^rE servants of th' Almighty King, 

JL In every age his praises sing: 
Where'er the sun shall rise or set, 
7'he nations shall his praise repeat, 

2 Above the earth, beyond the sky. 
Stands his high throne of majesty : 
Nor time, nor place, his power restrain. 
Nor bound his universal reign. 

3 Which of the sons of Adam dare. 
Or angels, with their God compare? 
His glories . how divinely bright. 
Who dwells in uncreated light I 

4 Behold his love I he stoops to view 
What saints above and angels do ; 

And condescends yet more to knoWj 
The mean affairs of men below. 

5 From dust and cottages obscure, 
His grace exalts the humble poor ; 
Gives them the honour of his sons. 
And fits them for their heavenly thrwieS'. 



36,37 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



38 



6 [A word of his creating voice 
Can make the barren Ijouse rejoice : 
Though Sarah"'s ninety years were past, 
The promisM seed is born at last. 

7 With joy the mother views her son, 
And tells the wonders God has done ; 
Fn h maver/wstrong when -ensc despairs, 
Tiiough nature fails, the promise bears.] 

cjp ) Psalm 36. S. M. b 

«^^S Aylesbury, Ustick. 

Maj^'tv of G id and iv^ckcdncss of man. 

1 "'Kl^fjrHEN man grows bold in sin, 

V f My heart witliin me cries, 
"He hath no faith of God within, 
** Nor fear before his eyes," 

2 [He Avalks a while conceal'd 
In a self-flattering dream, 

Till his dark crimes, at once reveaPd, 
Expose his hateful name.] 

3 His heart is false and foul. 

His words are smooth and fair ; 
Wisdom is banish'd from his soul. 
And leaves no goodness there. 

4 He plots upon his bed, 
New mischiefs to fulfil ; 

He sets his heart, and hands, and head 
To practise ail that's ill. 

5 But there's a dreadful God, 
Though men renounce his fear ; 

His justice, hid behind the cloud, 
Shall one great daj appear. 

6 His truth transcends the sky ; 
In heaven his mercies dwell ; 

Deep as the sea his judgments lie, 
His anger burns to hell. 

7 How excellent his love, 
Whence all our safely springs I 

O never let my soul remove 
From underneath his v/ings. 

oKv) PsAT.Ml45. 3d Part. CM.* 
^* \ Stadc, St. Martins, Iri^h. 
Mercy of God lo snjf'artrs. 

1 T ET every icngue thy ^oodnc^ss speak, 
JLi Thou sovereign Lord of all ; 
Thy strengthening hands upliold the 

And raise the poor that fall, [weak, 

2 When sorrow bows the spirit down, 

Or virtue lies distresaM 
Beneath some proud oppressor's frown, 
. Thou giy'st the mourners rest, 

3 The Lord supports our tottering days. 

And guides our giddy youth : 

Holy and just are all his ways, 

^d all his words pre truth. 



38 1 



4 He knows the pains his servants feel, 

He hears his children cry, 
And, their best wishes to fulfil, 
His grace is ever nigh. 

5 His mercy* never shall remove 

From men of heart sincere : 
He saves the souls, whose humble love 
Is join'd with holy fear. 

6 [His stubborn foes his sword shall slay, 

And pierce their hearts with pain ; 
But none that serve the Lord shall say, 
"They sought his aid in vain."] 

7 [My lips shall dwell upon his praise, 

And spread his fame abroad ; 
Let all the sons of Adam raise 
The honours of their God.] 

Psalm 103. 2d Part. L. M. «E 

Portugal, Dunstan. 

Mercy and love of Goi to his pcofile. 

{■J^HE Lord, how wondrous are his way.s. 

How firm his truth, how large hi.s 

He takes his mercy for his throne, [grace! 

And thence he makes his glories known. 

2 Not half so high his power hath spread 
The starr}' heavens above our head. 
As his rich love exceeds our praise. 
Exceeds the highest hopes we raise. 

3 Not half so far hath nature placed 
The rising morning from the west, 
As his forgiving grace removes 
The daily guilt of those he loves. 

4 How slowly doth his wrath arise I 
On swifter wings salvation flies : 
And if he lets his anger burn. 
How soon his frowns to pity turn I 

5 Amidst his wrath compassion shines; 
His strokes are lighter thun our sins ; 
And while his rod corrects his saints. 
His ear indulges their com{)laint.e. 

6 So fatiiers their young sons chasti.«e. 
With gentle hands and malting eyes ; 
The children v/eep beneath the smart, 
And move the pity of their heart. 

Pause. 

7 The mighty God, the wise and just, 
Knows that our frame is feeble dust; 
And will no heavy load impose 
Beyond the strength that he bestows, 

8 He knowa how soon our nature dies, 
Blasted by every wind that flies ; ' 
Like grass we spring, and die as soon 
As morning flowers that fade at noon. 

9 But his eternal love is sure 

To all the saints, and shall endure: 
From age to age his truth shall reign. 
Nor children's children hope in vain. 



PERFKCtlONS OF GOD. 



39,40 

^ Hopkins, Dover, Watchman. 
Mrrcy of (jocI to soul and body. 

1 f\ BLESS the Lord, my soul! 
\y Let all within me join. 

And aid my tongue to bless his name, 
Whose favours are divine. 

2 O bless the Lord, my soul, 
Nor let his mercies lie 

Forgotten in unthankfulness, 
And without praises die. 

3 'Tis he forgives thy sins, 
'Tis he relieves thy pain, 

'Tis he that heals thy sicknesses, 
And makes thee young again. 

4 He crowns thy life with love. 
When ransom'd from the grave ; 

He that redeera''d my soul from hell 
Hath sovereign power to save. 

5 He fills the poor with good ; 
He gives the sufferers rest; 

The Lord hath judgments for the proud. 
And justice for the oppressed. 

6 His wondrous works and ways 
He made by Moses known ; 

But sent the world his truth and grace 
By his beloved Son. 

An.\ Psalm 139. 1st Part. L. M. » 

^^^ \ Bath, Blendon, Castle-Street. 
Omniscience of God. 

1 "I" ORD, thou hast search'd and seen 
JLi me through ; 
Thine eye commands with piercing view 
My rising and my resting hours, 
My heart and flesh, with all their powers, 

2My thoughts, before they are u\y ovvfi, 
Are to my God distinctly known ; 
He kiows the words I mean to speak. 
Ere from ray opening lips they break. 

3 Within thy circling power I stand ; 
On every side I find thy hand : 
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, 

I am surrounded still with God, 

4 Amazing knowledge, vast and great ! 
What large extent] what lofty height ! 
My soul, with all the powers I boast. 
Is in the boundless prospect lost. 

5"0 may these thoughts possess my breast 
'' Where'er I rove, where'er 1 rest ; 
" Nor let my weaker passions dare 
" Consent to sin, for God is there." 

Pause I, 

6 Could 1 so false, so. faithless prove, 
To quit thy service and thy love, 
Wliere, Lord, could I thy presence shun. 
Or from thy dreadful glory run? 



41 



7 If up to heaven I take my fllgh^, 
'Tis there thou dwell'st enthron'd in lightr 
Or dive to iiell, there vengeance reigns, 
And Satan groans beneath his chains. 

8 If, mounted on a morning ray, 
I fly beyond the western sea, 

Thy swifter hand would first arriye. 
And there arrest thy fugitive. 

9 Or should I try to shun thy sight. 
Beneath the spreading veil of night, 
One glance of thine, one piercing ray, 
Would kindle darkness into day. 

lO'-'O may t •Jt;se thoughts possess my breast, 
•'•Where'er I rove, where'er I rest-, 
'' Nor let my weaker passions dare 
''Consent to sin, for God is there," 

Pause H. 

1 1 The veil of night is no disguise. 
No screen from thy all-seeing eyes : 
Thy hand can seize thy foes as soon 
Through midnightshadesasblazingnoon. 

12 Midnight and noon in this agree, 
Great God, they're both alike to thee : 
Not death can hide what Goc^ will spy, 
And hell lies naked to his eye. 

13'^0 may these thoughts possess my breas*, 
•' Where'er I rove, where'er I rest ; 
*'Nor let my weaker passions dare 
"Consent to sin, for God is there.'' 



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f Psai.m 139. 1st Part. CM. « 
) London, St. Anns. 

Omni^cieme of Q-xl. 
N all my vast concerns with thee, 
In vain my soul would Try 
To slum thy presence. Lord, or flee 
The notice of thine eye. 

2 Thine all-surrounding sight surveys 

My rising and my rest; 
My public walks, my private way?, 
And secrets of my bieast. 

3 My thoughts lie open to the Lord 

Cefore they're form'd within ; 
x\nd tre my lips pronounce the word, 
He knows the sense I mean. 

4 O wondrous knowledge, deep and high ! 

Where can a creature hide? 
Within lliy circling arms 1 lie, 
Beset on every side. 

5 So let thy grace snrround me still, 
^^ And like a bulwark prove. 

To guard my soul from every ill, 
Secur'd by sovereign love. 

Pause. 

6 Lord, where shall guilty souls retire, 

Forgotten and unknown ? 



4^, 43 

In he]l they meet ihy dreadAil fire, 
In heaveu ihy glorious throne. 

7 Should I suppress my vital breath, 

To 'scape the wrath divine, 
Thy voice could break the bar? of death, 
And make the grave resign. 

8 If, wing'd with beams of morninff light, 

I i\y beyond the west, [flight, 

Thy hand, which must support my 
Would soon betray my rest. 

9 If o'er my sins I think to draw 

The curtains of the night* 
Those flaming eyes that guard thy law 
Would turn the shades to light. 

10 The beams of noon, the midnight hour. 

Are botii alike to thee : 
O may I ne''er prv:>voke that power 
From which I cannot flee. 



PERFECTIONS OF 60». 



44, 45 



42 



HvMiv 32. B. 1. C. M. «e 
Carthage, Christmas. 

Omnifiotcncc of God* 
l"l^^HENCEdo ourmouraful thoughts 
f f arise? 

And Where's our courage fled? 
Has restless sin and raging hell 
Struck all our comforts dead ? 

2 Have we forgot the Almighty Name 

That form'd the earth and sea ? 
And can an all-creating arm 
Grow weary or decay ? 

3 Treasures of everlasting might 

In our Jehovah dwell; 
He gives the conquest to the weak. 

And treads their foes to hell. 
4Iilere mortal power shall fade and die, 

And youthful vigour cease ; 
But we that wait upon the Lord 

Shall feel our strength increase. 
5 The saints shall mount on eagles' wings, 

And taste tlie promis'd bliss, 
Till their unwearied feet arrive 

Where perfect pleasure is, 

Acyl Psalm 111. 2d Part. CM. » 
^'-^ \ St, Asaphs, Braintree, Carthage. 

P erf ec dona cf God 
1/^ REATistheLord; his works of might 
^^ Demand our noblest songs : 
Let his assembled saints unite 
Their harmony of tongues. 
2 Great is the mercy of the Lord, 
He gives his children food; 
And, ever mindful of his Avord, 
He makes his promise good. 



44 



3 His Son, the great Redeemer, came 
To seal his covenant sure ; 

Holy and reverend is his name, 
His ways are just and pure, 

4 They that would groiv divinely wise 
Must with his fear begin ; 

Our fairest proof of knowledge lie* 
In hating every sin. 

Hymn 166. B. 2, C. M. 8 
Bedford, London, Barby. 
P^-fcthns 'f God. 

1 "OTOW shall I praise th' eternal God, 
S\ That Infinite Unknown ? 

Who can ascend his high abode, 
Or venture near his throne ? 

2 [The great Invisible I He dwells 

ConceaPd in dazzling light; 
But his all-searching eye reveals 
'J'he secrete of the uiglit. 

3 Those watciiful eyes, that never sleep^ 

Survey the world aroiind ; 
His wisdom h a boundless deep, 
Where all our thoughts are drown'd.] 

4[Speak we of strengtii ? His arm is strong 
To save, or to destroy ; 
Infinite years his life prolong, 
And endless is his joy.] 

5 [He knows no shadow of a change^ 

Nor alters his decrees; 
P^irm as a rock his truth remains, 
To guard his promises.] 

6 [Sinners before his presence die ; 

How holy is his n«me I 
His anger and his jealousy 
Burn like devouring flame.] 

7 Justice, upon a dreadful throne. 

Maintains the rights of God ; 
While mercy sends her pardons dowB, 
Bought with a Saviour's blood. 

8 Now to my soul, immortal King, 

Speak some forgiving word ; 
Then 'twill be double joy to sing 
The glories of my Lord. 



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Hymn 167. B. 2. L. M. « 
Gloucester, Truro. 
rerfcciiom o/ God. 
IQ-REAT God ! thy glories shall employ 
My holy fear, my humbie joy ; 
My lips, in songs of honour, bring 
Their tribute to' th' eternal King. 
2 [Earth and the stars, and worlds un- 
known. 
Depend precarious on his throne ; 
All nature hangs upon his word. 
And grace and glory own their l^ord,] 



46, 47 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



48 



3[His sovereign power what morta] knows? 
If he command, who dare oppose? 
With strength he girds himself around, 
And treads the rebels to the ground.] 

4[Who shall pretend to teach him skill ? 
Or guide the counsels of his will? 
His wisdom, like a sea divine. 
Flows deep and high beyond our line,] 

5 [His name is holy, and his eye 
Burns with immortal jealousy ; 

He hates the sons of pride, and sheds 
His fiery vengeance on their heads.] 

6 [The beamings of his piercing sight 
Bring dark hypocrisy to liglit ; 
Death and destruction naked lie. 
And hell uncoverM to his eye.] 

7 [Th' eternal law before him stands ; 
His justice, with impartial hands, 
Divides to all their due reward, 
Or by the sceptre, or the sword.] 

8 [His mercy, like a boundless sea. 
Washes our loads of guilt away^ 
While his own Son came down und died, 
T' engage his justice on our side] 

9 [Each of his words demands my faith, 
My soul can rest on all he saith ; 
His truth inviolably keeps 

The largest promise of his lips.] 

10 O tell me, with a gentle voice, 
"Thou art my God," and I'll rejoice ! 

rill'd with thy love, 1 dare proclaim 
The brightest honours of thy name. 

Ar>l Hymn 168. B. 2. L. M. « 
^^ ] Nantwich, Old Hundred. 
FcfJ'eC'ions rjf God. 

1 TEHOVxVH reigns, his throne is high ; 
^3 His robes are light and majesty ; 
His glory shines with beams so bright, 
No mortal can sustain the sight. 

2 His terrors keep the world in awe ; 
His justice guards his holy law ; 
His love reveals a smiling face ; 
His truth and promise seal the grace. 

3Through all Lis works his wisdom shines, 
And baffles Satan's deep designs ; 
His power is sovereign to fulfil 
The noblest coun^els of his will. 

4 And will this g orious Lord descend 
To be my Father and rrjy friend ? 
Then let my songs with angels join ; 
Heaven is secure, if God be mine. 

Hymn 169. B. 2-. H. M. » 

Portsmouth, Bethesda. 
IHE Lord Jehovah reigns, 
His throne ia huilt on high ; 



47 ( 



The garments he assumes 

Are light and maiesty: 
His glories shine I No mortal eye 
VViih beams 80 bright, |r;.if 

> The thunders of his n -na 
Keep the wide v/orld in awe ', 
His wrath and justice stand 
To guard his holy law : 
And where his lovelfiis truth confirms 
Resolves to bless I \ad seals the grace 

J Through all his ancient works 
Surprising wisdom shines, 
Confounds the powers of hell, 
And breaks their curs'd designs. 
Strong is his arm,|lJis great decrees. 
And shall fulfil iHis sovereign will. 

I And can this mighty King 
Of glory condescend? 
And will he write his name, 
•-' My Father and my Friend ?" 
I love his name, I Join all my powers, 
I love his word ; 1 And praise the Lord. 



48 



} Psalm 115. L. M. «E 

^ Gloucesier, Bath. 

F rfcctions of God ^ and vanity of idols, 

1 "^rOT to ourselves, who are but dust, 
l^i Not to ourselves is glory due, 
Eternal God, thou only just. 

Thou only gracious, wise and true. 

2 Shine forth in all thy dreadful name ; 
Why should a heathen's haughty tongue 

Insult us,und,lo raise our shame, [long?" 
Say, " W here's theGod you've serv'd so 

3 The God we serve maintains his throne 
Above the clouds, beyond the skies ; 
Through all the earth his vfill is done, 
He knows our groans, he hears our cries. 

4 But the vain idols they adore 

Are senseless shapes of stone and wood; 
At best a mass of glittering ore, 
A silver saint, or golden god. 

5[ With eyes and ears, they carve thsir head; 
Deaf are their ears, their eyes are blind : 
In vain are costly offerings made. 
And vows are scatter'd in the wind. 

6 Their feet were never made to move, 
Nor hands to save when mortals pray ; 
Mortals, that pay them fear or love, - 
Seem to be biind and deaf a.s they.] 

7 O Israel, make the Lord thy hope, 
Thy help, thy refuge, and thy rest; 
The Lord shall build thy ruins up, 
Aad bless the people and the priest; 



49,50 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



51, 52 



8 The dead no more can speak thy praise, 
They dwell in silence and the grave ; 
JBut we shall live to sing thy grace, 
And tell the world thy power to £a\e. 

Aq } TsAi-M 135. C. M. « 

ji St. Asaphs, Devizes, Arlington. 
Perjtctions of God, and vanity of idols. 

1 A WAKE,ye saints, to praise j'OurKing, 
"^^ Your sweetest passioiis raise, 
Your pious pleasure, while you sing, 

Increasing with the praise. 

2 Great is the Lord ; and works unknown 

Are Ills divine employ ; 
But still his saints are near his throne, 

His treasure and his joy. 
SHeaven, earth and sea confess his hand ; 

He bids the vapours rise ; 
Lightning and storru, at his command, 

Sweep through the sounding skies. 

4 All power, that gods or kings have 

Is found Avith him alone ; [claim'd, 
But heathen gods should ne-er be nam'd, 
Where our Jehovah's known. 

5 Which of the stocks or stones they trust 

Can give them showers of rain? 
In vaia they worship glittering dust. 
And pray to gold in vain. 

6 [Their gods have tongues that cannot 

Such as their makers gave: [talk, 
Their feet were ne'er desigu'd to walk, 
Nor hands have power to save. 

7 Blind are their eyes, their ears are deaf, 

Nor hear when mortals pray ; 

Mortals, that wait for their relief, 

Are blind and deaf as they,] 

8 Ye saints, adore the living God, 

Serve him with faith and fear ; 

He makes the churches his abode, 

And claims your honours there. 



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Psalm 115. P. M, 
Walworth, >;ew 50th. 



% 



P(rj?ctions of God, and xamiy of idols 

1 "Vj OT toouk- uaiiies, iliou only jUst and true, 
-^^ Not to our wurihiiss iiHiius IS gioiY due ; 
Tby power and grate, tliy tnitli aiui justice ciaini 
liULioitiil hoiiouis toiJr/sovertigii nana- ; Labnde, 
Shine tluough llie earili IVom luavt-n tiiy bitM 
Jior let lheheatJ»eiiSi.>,"Aud w here's yum Godf 

2 Heaven is U»y higher court; there stands thy throne 
And through tlie Jouer worlds tJiy will is done. 
Our liod fium'd :tll this earth, these heavens 

he spread, 
But fools adore the gods their hands have made: 
The kneeling crowd, with looks devout, behold 
Iheir silver saviours, and their saints of gold. 

5 [Va.n a'-e those artful shapes of eyes and eai's ; 
i'he inoUeii image neither sees nor hears: 
1 heir hands are helpless, nor their fett can iiiove ; 
I'ht ) h:iYe no sptvcb, uor iho'.'ghtj nor po\vtr,i:cr 



Yet sottish mortals make their long complaints 
To their deaf idols, and their moveless saints. 

4 The rich have statues well adorn'd with gold ; 
The poor, content with gods of coaraer mould. 
With tools of iron carve the senseless stock, 
Lojit fVoui a tree, or broken from a rock : 
People aiid priests drive on the solemn trade, 
And trust the gods that saws and hammers niade.J 

5 Ee heaven awd earth amaz'd ! 'Tis hard to say 
Wliich are more stupid, or their gods or they. 
O Isiael, trust the Lord ! he hears and sets, 
He knows iLy sorrows, and restores thy peace. 
His worship does a thousand comfoits yield: 
He is thy help, and he thin© heavenly shield. 

6 In God we trust; our impious foes in vain 
Atlt inpt our ruin, and oppose his reign ; 

Had they prevaiTd, darkness had clos'd our days, 
And ilealli and silence hatl forbid his praise; 
But we are sav'd, and live: Let songs arise. 
And Ziou bless the God that built the skies. 



51^ 



Hymn 80. B. 2. S. M. m 
Sutton, St. Thoma^. 
t*owtr of (jod, 
! THE Almighty LMl ! 
How matchless is his power ! 
Tremble, O earth, beneath his word, 
And all the heavens adore. 

2 Let proud imperious kings 
Bow low before his throne I 

Crouch to his feet, ye haughty things, 
Or he shall tread you down. -^ 

3 Above the skies he reigns, 
And with araazing blows, 

He dea s unsufferablc pains 
On his rebellious foes. 

4 Yet, everlasting God, 

We love to speak thy praise.; 
Thy sceptre's equal to thy ro^j 
Tlie sceptre of tiiy grace, 

5 The arms of mighty love 
Defend our Zion well; 

And heavenly mercy walls us round 
From Babylon and hell. 

6 Salvation to the King 
\Mio sits enlhron'd above: 

Thus we adore the God of might, 
And bless the God of love. 

p-,^-^ Psalm 66. 1st Part. CM. )S 
*^^ \ Cambridge, Braintree. 

Potv^r (uid goodnt fi,-i of God. 
lOlNG, all ye nations, to the Lord,. 
k3 Sing with a joyful noise ; 
With melody of sound record 
His honours, and your joys. 

2 Say to the Power that shakes the sky, 

" How terrible art thou I 
" Sinners before thy presence fly, 
"Or at thy feet they bow.'*' 

3 [Come, see the wonders of our Go4^ 

How glorious are his t\'ajs J 



63,54 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



55, 56 



In Moses' hand he put his rod, 
And c ave the frighted ?eas. 

4 He made the ebbing channel dry, 

While Israel passed the flood; 
There did the church begin their joy, 
And triumph in their God.] 

5 He rules by iiis resistless might; 

Will rebel mortals dare 
Provoke th' Eternal to the fight, 
And tempt that dreadful war ? 

6 O bless our God, and never cease ; 

Ye saints, fulfil his praise ; 
He keeps our life, maintains our peace. 
And guides our doubtful ways. 

7Lord,thou hast prov'd our NufFering souls, 
['o make our graces shine; 
So silver bears the burning coals, 
The- meta' to refine. 
8 Through watery deeps and fiery ways 
We march at thy command ; 
Led to possess the promised place 
By thine unerring hand. 

p-o) Psalm 89. 2d Part. CM. b 
^^S Plymouth, Dorset. 

Power and majesty of God. 

I^K^^TITH reverence let the saints ap- 

T T And bow before the Lord ; [pear, 

His high commands with reverence 

And tremble at his word. [hear, 

2 How terrible thy glories be ! 

How bright thine artnies shine ! 
Where is the power that vies with thee? 
Or truth compar'd with thine ? 

3 The northern pole and southern rest 

On thy supporting hand ; 
Darkness and day iiojx east to west 
Move round at thy command 

4 Thy words the raging winds control, 

And rule the boisterous deep ; 
Thou mak'st the sleeping billows roll, 
The rolling billows sleep, 

5 Heaven, earth, and air, and seas are 

And the dark world of hell : [thine, 
Hovv did thine arm in vengeance shine, 
When Egypt durst rebel ! 

6 Justice and judgment are thy throne, 

Yet wontiroxis is thy grace ; 
While truth and mercy, ioin'd in one. 
Invite us near thy face. 

K/^\' Psalm 8. S. M, »' 

3 Hopkins, St. Thomas. 

Sovereignty oj God, afid man'' a dominion 
over the creucures* 

J|~| LORD, our heavenly King, 
\9 Tfiy name i;» all diviae! 



Thy glories round the earth are spreai 
And o'er the heavens they shine, 

2 When to thy w<Tks on high 
I rdse my wond'ring eyes, 

And se the moon, complete in light, 
Ado n the darksome skies : 

3 When I survev th;', stars, 
And all their shining forms, 

Lord, what is man, that worthies^ thing. 
Akin to dust and worms ! 

4 Lord, what is worthless man, 
Thit th.ju shoaidst love him so ! 

Next to thine angels is he placed, 
And lord of ah below. 

) Thine honours crown his h^-ad, 

While beasts like slaves obey, 
And birds thtt cut the air with wings, 
And tish that cleave t'le sea. 

6 Hovv rich thy b ountiei are ! 
And won 'rous are thy ways: 

Of dust and worms ihv power can frame 
A monument of praise. 

7 [Oat of the m -uths of babes 
And sucklifig.'. thou C;i:ist draw 

Surprising honours to thy natiie ! 
And strike the world with awe. 

8 O Lord, o\ir heivr^nlv King, 
Thy name is all div ne ; 

Thy glories round theeaj th are spread. 
And o'er the heavens they shm'-.] 
kk) Psat.m 68. 1st Part. L. M. « 
^"^ \ Natrtvvich, Islington. 

Fe^.fi;fa7ice aud comfiaftsiiov of God. 

1 "F KT God arise in all his miglit, 
ii And put the troops of hell to flight, 

A? smoke, that sought to cloud the skies, 
Before the rising tempest flies, 

2 [He comes, array'd in burning flames ; 
Justice and vengeance are his names : 
Behold his fainting foes expire, 
Like melting wax before the fire.] 

3 He rides and thunders through the sky ; 
His name, Jehovah, sounds on high : 
Sing to his name, ye sons of grace ; 
Ye saints, rejoice before his face. 

4 The widow and the fatherless 
Fly to his aid in sharp distress ; 
In him the poor and helpless find 
A judge that's just, a father kind. 

5 He breaks the captive's heavy chain, 
And prisoners see the light again ; 
But rebels that dispute his will, 
Shall dwell in chains and darkness still. 

Pause. 

6 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong ; 
Crown him, ye nations, in your song: 



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CREATION AND PROVIDIINCE. 



63 



6The swelling billows know their bounds, 

And in their channels walk their rounds; 

Yet thence convej'd by secret veins, 

They spring on hills, and drench the 

plains. 

7 He bids the crystal fountains flow, 
And cheer the valleys as they go ; 
Tame heifers there their thirst allay, 
And for the stream wild asses bray. 

8From pleasunt trees, which shade the brink. 
The lark and linnet lii;ht to drink ; 
Tkeir songs the lark and linnet raise, 
And chide our silence in big praise. 

Pausk I. 

9 God, from his cloudy cistern, pours 
On the parch'd eart!) enriching showers; 
The grove, the garden, and the fiold, 
A thousand joyful blessings yield. 

10 He makes the grassy food arise, 
And gives the cattle large supplies; 
With herbs for man, of various power, 
To nourish nature, .or to cure. 

11 What noble fruit the vines produce .' 
The olive yields a shining juice ; 
Our hv*arts are cheer'd with gcni'fous wine, 
With inward joy our faces shine. 

12 O bless his name, ye nations, fed 
With nature's chief supporter, bread : 
While bread your vital strerigth imparts, 
Serve him with vigour in your hearts. 

paijse n. 

13 Behold the stately cedar stands, 
RaisVl in the forest by his hands; 
Birds to the boughs for shelter fly, 
And build their nests secure on high. 

14 To cragafy hills ascend the goat ; 
And at the airy jiiountain"'s foot 
The feebler creatures make their cell ; 
He gives them Avisdom where to dwell. 

15 He sets the sun his circling race, 
Appoints the moon to change her face ; 
And Avhen (hick diukness veils the day, 
Calls out wild beasts to hunt their prey. 

IC Fierce lions lead their young abroad, 
And roaring, ask their meat from God ; 
But when the morning beams arise, 
The savage beast to covert flies. 

17 Then man to daily labour goes ; 
The night was made for his repose : 
Sleep is thy gift, that sweet relief 
From tiresotiie toil and wasting grief. 

18 How strange thy works I how great th}' 
And every land thy riches fill: [skill I 
Thy wisdom round the world we see, 
This gpacious earth is lull of thee. 



19 Nor less thy glories in the deep, 
Where fish in millions swim and creep, 
AVith wondrous motions, swift or slow, 
Still wanderinj; in the peiths below. 

20 There ships divide their watery way, 
And flocks of scaly monsters play ; 
There dwells the hu2;e Leviathan, 
And foams and sports in spite of man. 

Pause III. 

2 1 Vast are thy works, Almighty Lord, 
All nature rests upon thy word, 
And the whole race of creatures stand, 
Waiting their portion from thy hanci. 

22 While each receives his diflferent food. 
His cheerful looks pronounce it good ; 
Eagles and bears, and whales and worms 
Rejoice and praise in dilferent forms. 

23 But when thy face Is hid, they mourn ; 
And, dying, to their dust return; 
Both man and beast their souls resign. 
Life, breath and spirit, all are thine. 

24 Yet thou canst breathe on dust again, 
And fill the world with beasts and men ; 
A word of thy creating breath 
Repairs the wastes of time and death. 

25 His works, the wonders of his might, 
Are honourM with his own delight : 
How awful are his glorious ways ! 
The Lord is dreadful in his praise. 

26 The earth stands rremb'ing dt ;hy siroke, 
And at thy touch the mountains smoke; 
Yet humble souls may see thy face, 
And tell their wants to sovereign grace. 

27 In thee my hopes and wishes meet. 
And make my meditations sweet ; 
Th}'" praises shall my breath employ. 
Till it expire in endless joy. 

28 While haughty sinners die accurst. 
Their glory buryM with their dust, 
I, to my God, my heavenly King, 
Immortal hallelujahs sing. 



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PsAf.M 121. L. M. 
Truro. Nantwich. 



SS 



Div ne fi' otection. 

1 TTP to the hills I lift mine eyes, 

U Th' eternal hills beyond the skies ; 
Thence all her help my soul derives; 
There my Almighty Refuge lives. 

2 He lives; the everlasting God, [flood, 
That built the v/orld, that spread the 
The heavens with all their liosts he made, 
And the dark regions of the dead. 

3 He guides our feet, he guards our way ; 
His morning smiles bless all the day ; 



64,63 



CRE.VriON AND PROVIDENCE. 



66, 67 



ITe spreads the evening vale, and keeps 
The silent hours while Israel sleeps. 

4 Israel, a name divinely blest, 
May rise secure, securely rest ; 
Thy holy guardian's wakeful eyes 
Admit no slumber nor surprise. 

5 No sun shall smite thy head by day, 
Nor the pale moon with sickly ray 
Shall blast thy couch ; no baleful star 
Dart his malignant fire so far. 

6 Should earth and hell with malice burn, 
Still thou shalt go, and still return 
Safe in the Lord ; his heavenly care 
Defends thy life from every snare. 

7 On thee foul spirits have no power ; 
And in thy last departing hour. 
Angels, that trace the airy road, 
Shall bear thee homeward to thy God. 



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2 My feet shall never slide, 
N(>r fall in iat;;l snares, 

Since God, n^y guard and guide. 
Defends me ivcm mv fears 
Thosowakffuleyes j Shall Israel keep, 
Wh ch nev,=!r sleep,! When dangers rise. 

3 No burring iieats by day, 
Nor bia?-ts of evening .'-ir, 
Shall take my health away. 
If God be with me there : 

Thou art n,y sun, l To guard my head, 
Andthoumysha.de! By night or noon, 

4 Hast thou not given thy word, 
To save my soul from dt^ath ? 
And I can trust my Lord 

To keep my mortal bre-Uh : 
rii go and come, I Till from on high 
Nor feur to die,! Thou call me hoaie. 



Psalm 121 C. M. * 

Dundee, Abri'.igc 
Pre.tervalion by day and night. 
J f |10 he.iven I lift my waidng eyes 
JL There all my hopes r^ laid ; 
The Lord, that built the earth and skies. 
Is my perpdtual aid. 

2 Tlieir feet shall never slide nor fall. 

Whom he designs to keep : 
His ear attends the softest call ; 
His eyes Cin never sleep, 

3 He will sustain our weakest powers 

With his almighty arm, 
And wp.tch our most uogua.decl hours 
Against surprising harm. 

4 Israel, rejoice, and rest secure, 

I'iiy keeper is the Lord ; ' 

His wakeful eyes employ hispowe?'! 

For thine eternal guard. ! 

5 Kor scorching sun, nor sickly moon I 

Shall have his leave to smite ; j 

He shields thy head from burniig noon, ] 

From blasti'g dao^^s at night. j 

6 He guards thy soul, he keeps thy breath, '' 

Where tb.ictiest dangers come ; j 
Go and retur.i. secure from death,! 
Till God commands thee home. 



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^5 1 

i TTPWARD I lift mne eyes, 



Psalm 131. H. M. 
Bethesda, Portsmouth. 
God our /preserver. 



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} Htmn 19. B. 2. CM. « 

^ Abridge, London. 

Ozc^ dodic- frail undGod ou ■ Jireserver. 

LET otliers boast how strong they be, 
Nor death nor danger fear ; 
But vve'*ll confess, O Lord, to thee, 
What feeble things we are. 

2 Fresh as the grass our bodies stand, 

And flourish bright and gay ; 
A blasting wind sweeps o'er the land, 
And fades ihe grass away. 

3 Our life contains a thousand springs, 

And dies, if one be gone : 
Strange ! that a burp of tlioiisaad strings 
Should keep in tune ro Jong, 

4 But His our God supports our frame, 

The God who built us first; 
Salvation to ti;' Almighty Name 
That rear'd us fioiu the dust. 

5 [He fpake — and straight or.r hearts and 

In all their inotions rose ; [brains 
**Let blood,"" said he, "flow round the 
veins," 
And roand the veins it flows. 

6Whilo we have breath, or use our tougues, 
Our Maker we'll adore; 
His Spirit mnves our l)eaving lungs, 
Or they would breathe no more.] 



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From God is all my aid ; 
The God that built the skies, 
And earth and nature maOe : 
God is the tower j His grar.e is nigh 
To which I fly ; | In every b,our. 



Hymn 83. B. 1. C. M. b 

Duriiam, Windsor. 
Jijji' ctmifi anddath und</r providence, 

1 fWr^T from the dust aflliction grows, 
1^ Nor tioubles rise by chance; 

Yet we are born to cares and woes ; 
A 3ad inheritance ! 

2 As sparks break out from burning coals, 

A ad still are upwards borne j 



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CREATION A:SD PROVIDEiN'CE. 



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So grief is roofed in our souls, 
And man grows up to mourn, 

3 Yet with my God I leave my cause, 

And trust his promis^'d grace: 
He rules me by his well-known laws 
Of lov« and righteousness. 

4 Not all the pains that e'er I bore, 

Sliall spoil my future peace ; 
For death and hell can do no more 
Than what my Father please. 

f^r^l Hymn 13. B. 2. L. M. 3» 

^^ 3 Luton, Nantwich, Troro. 

The creation, and dissolution of the world. 
1 QING to the Lord who built the skies, 
i^ The Lord who rear'd this stately 

frame ; 
Let all the nations sound his praise, 
And lands unknown repeat his name. 

5 He formM the seas, and formed the hills, 
Made every drop, and every dust ; 
Nature and time with all their wheels. 
And pushVl them into motion first. 

3 Now, from his high imperial throne. 
He looks far down upon the spheres ; 
He bids the shining orbs roll on, 
And round he turns the hasty years. 

4 Thus shai] this moving engine last, 
Till all his saints are gather'd in: 
Then for the trumpet's dreadful blast, 
To shake it all to dust again. 

6 Yet when the sound shall tear the skies, 
And lightning barn the globe below. 
Saints, you may lift your joyHjl eyes, 
There's a new heaven and earth for you. 

Psalm 107. 4th Part. L. M. « 
Eaton, Nantwich, Blendon. 
7y/<? .yeanmrfs song. 
l^OULDyou behold the works of God. 
His wonders in the world abroad. 
Go with the mariners, and trace 
The unknown regions of the seas. 

2 They leave their native shores behind, 
And seize the favour of the wind, 
1 ill God command, and tempests rise, 
That heave the ocean to the ekies. 

3 Now to the heavens they mount amain ; 
Now sink to dreadful deeps again ; 
What strange affright young sailors feel, 
And like a staggering drunkard reel ! 

4 When land is far, and death is nigh, 
Lost to all hope, to God they cry : 
His mercy hears their loud address, 
And sends salvation in distress. 

5 He bids the winds their wrath assuage ; 
The furious waves forget their rage : 



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'Tis calm ; and sailors smile to see 
The haven where they AvishM to be. 
6 O may the sons of men record 
1 he wondrous goodness of the Lord ! 
Let them their private offerings bring, 
And in the church his glory sing. 



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Psalm 107. C. M. « 

Cambridge, Rochester, Abridge. 
The ?narinf-''>^ fisairi'. 
IIY works ot giory, n;igi»ty Lord, 
Thy w().:>ders in the deeps, 
Tiie so:/s of cour ige shad record. 
Who trade in fioHti;ig ship?. 

2 At thy command the winds arise, 

And swei! the tow. riiig waves; 
The men, astonish 'd, uv. unt the skus. 
And sink in g:^pii:g graves. 

3 [Again they chmb the watery hills. 

And p-unge in det ps a;^ain : 
Each like a t- tiering t'.runkard reels, 
And linds' liis courage vain. 

4Frigiited t* heir the tempest roar, 
Thev pant wiih flatteiing breath; 
A.>d, hopel^s of a distant shore. 
Expect immediate death.] 

5 rhe- . to th-^^ Lord they raise their cries; 
He hears (.heir loud t equest, 
And orders siience thi ough the skies, 
And lays the floods to test. 

6Stil(its rejoice to love their fears, 
And see ihe storm allay'd : 
N>;w to their eyes the port appears; 
There let their vov>rs be i^aid. 

7 'TId God that }>rings diem saf to land; 

Let stupid ino; c;ds know 
That waves are un ler his command. 
And all the wiru's that blow. 

8 O tiiat the s-.ns of meri would praise 

T'he gotxhiess of the Lard ! 
And those that see thy wo?idous ways, 
Tiiy w'jud»'ous love record. 



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HYM^ 109. B.2. L. M. « 
Buti), Putney. 

The (lark-n'Sfi of lirjiklence. 

1 y OPwU, we adore thy vast designs, 

i i Th' obscure abyss of providence ! 
Too deep to sound with mortal lines, 
1 oo dark to ^-iew with feeble Si-nse. 

2 Now thou array'st tliine awful face 
In angry frown?, without a smile : 
We through the cloud believe thy grace, 
Secure of thy compassion still. 

3Through seas and storms of deepdi'^tress 
We sail by faith, nud not by sight; 



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CREATION AND PROVIDENCE. 



74 



Faith guides us in the wilderness, 
Through all the terrors of the night. 

4 Dear Father, if thy lifted rod 
Resolve to scourge us here below ; 
Still Jet us lean upon our God, 
Thine arm shall bear us safely through. 

72^ Psalm 73. S. M. ^ 

3 Sutton, Hopkins. 

IVie miiHtcry of firovidence unfolded. 

1 Q^'ii^ there's a righteous God, 
1^ N.;r is religion vain ; 

Thouf^h men of vice may boast aloud, 
And men of grace complahx. 

2 I saw the wicked rise, 
And felt my heart repine. 

While haughty fools, with scornful eyes^ 
In robes of honour thine. 

3 [Pami)erVi with wanton ease. 
Their flesh looks full and fair; 

Tlieir wealth rolls in like flowing seas, 
And grows without their care. 

4 Free from the plagues and pains 
That pious souls endure. 

Through all their life oppression reigns, 
And racks tiie humble poor. 

5 Their impious tongues blaspheme 
The evt-rlasting God : 

Th«ir malice blasts the good man's name, 

And spreads their lies abroad, 
€ But I, with flowing tears, 
ladulg'd jiw doubts to rise ; 
*' Is there a God that sees or hears 
*'The things below the skies?"] 

7 Tiie tumults of my thought 
Held me in hard suspense. 

Till to thy house my feet were brought. 
To learn thy justice thence. 

8 Thy word with light and power 
Did my mistakes amend; 

I view'd the sinners' life before, 
liut here I learnt their end. 

9 On vs'hat a slippery steep 
The thf'Ughtless wretches go: 

And O, that dreadful fiery deep, 
That Wciits their fall below ! 

10 Lord, at thy feet I bow, 
My thoughts no more repine ; 

I call my God my porii n now, 
And all my powers are thine. 

n'Q J Psalm 73. 1st Pan. CM. a 

> L<»udon, Dundee. 

jifflicted saints hupfiy^ and prosjier- 

ous s'nint-s curbed. 
I'KTOW i'ni convinced the Lord is kind 
^^ To men of heart sincere, 

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Yer once my fonllsh thoughts repia'd. 
And bordej'd on despair. 

3 I griev*d to see the wicked thrive. 

And spoke with argry breath, 
'• How pleasant ixnd profane they live ! 
** How peaceful is their death ! 

3 "With well fed flesh and haughty eyes 

*' They lay their fears to sleep ; 
*' Against the heavens their slanders rise. 
" While saints in ssience v.'eep. 

4 •' In vain I hft my hands to pray, 

" And cleanse my heart in vaia, 
"For I am chasten'd all the day, 

**T'he night renews my pain." 
5Yet while my tongue indulg'd complaints, 

I felt my heart reprove; 
"Sure I shall thus offend thy saintSj 

"And grieve the men I love." 

6 But still I found my doubts too hard, 

Tlie conflict too severe. 
Till I retir*d to search thy word, 
And learn iliy secrets there. 

7 There, as in some prophetic glass> 

I saw the sinner's feet 
High mounted on a slippery place. 
Beside a fiery pit* 

8 I heard the wretch profanely boast, 

Till at thy frown he fell; 
His ho5iours in a dream were lost, 
Afid he awoke in hell. 

9 Lord, what an envious fool I was I 

How like a thoughtless beast! 
Thus to suspect thy promis'd grace, 
And think the wicked blest. 

10 Yet I was kept from full despair, 
Upheld by power unknown: 

That blessed hand that broke the snare 
Shall guide me to thy throne. 



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Psalm 9. 2d Part. CM. b 
Canterbury, Plymouth. 
Th" ivisdom and equity of Providence, 
IXI/'HEN the great Judge, supreme 
▼ T and just, 

Shall once enquire for blood. 
The humble souls, who mourn in dust, 
Shall find a faithful God. 

2 He fiom the dreadful gates of death 

Dnth his own children raise; 
In Zion's gates, with cheerful breath, 
They sing their Father's praise. 

3 His foes shall fall, with heedless fegt, 

Into the pit they made ; 
And sinners perish in the net 
Which their own hands have spre?id 



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4 Thus by thy judgments, mighty God, 

Are thy deep counsels known : 
When men of mischief are d( stroy'd, 
The snare must be their own. 
Pause. 

5 The •wicked shall sink down to hell ; 

Thy wrath devour the lands 
That dare forget thee, or rebel 
Against thy known commands. 

SThough saints to sore distress arc brought, 

And wait and long complain. 

Their cries shall never be ftrgot, 

Nor shall their hopes be vain. 

7 [Rise, great Redeemer, from thy seat, 

To judge and save the poor ; 
Let nations tremble at thy feet, 
And man prevail no more. 

8 Thy thunder shill affright the proud, 

And put their hearts to pain, 
Make them confess that thou art God, 
And they but feeble men.] 

^k7 Psalm 36. L. M. »f 

'"^5 Old Hundred, Eaton, Blendon. 

The perfections and providence of God ; or, general 
providence and special grace. 

ITTIGH in the heavens, eternal God 1 
Xl Thy goodness in full glory shines ; 
Thy truth shall break thro' every cloud 
That veils and darkens thy designs. 

2 Forever firm thy justice stand?, 

As mountains their foundations keep ; 
Wise are the wonders of thy hands ; 
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 

3 Thy providence is kind and large ; 
Both man and beast thy bounty shore ; 
The whole creation is thy charge, 
But saints are thy peculiar care. 

4 My God! how excellent thy grace. 
Whence all our hope and comfort springs, 
The sons of Adam in distress 
Fly to the shadow of thy wings. 

5 From the provisions of thy house 
We shall be f(d with sweet repast; 
There mere}' like a river flows, 
And brings salvation to our taste. 

5 Life, like a fount<iin, rich and free, 
Springs from the presence of the Lord ; 
And in thy light our souls shall see 
The glories promised in thy word. 

r.r. I P9ALM 147. 1st Part. L. M. » 
*^\ Dunstan, Newcourt. 

Creation, firovidince and grace. 

iX^RAl^Eye the Lord: His good to raise 

Jl Our hearts and voices in liis praise : 



CREATION AND PROVIDENCE. 



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His 

Jo 



uaturc and his works invite 
iii«Ke this duty our delight. 



2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem, 
And gathers nations to his name; 
His mercy melts the stubborn soul,' 
And makes the broken spirit whole. 

3 He form'd the stais,those. heavenly flames; 
He counts their numbers, calls their 

names ; 
His wisdoni's vast, and knows no bound, 
A deep, where all our thoughts are 

drown'd. 

4 Great is our Lord, and great his might ; 
And all his glories infinite: 

He crowns the meek, rewards the just, 
And treads the wicked to the dust. 
Pause. 

5 Sing to the Lord, exalt him high, 
Who spreads his clouds around the sky ; 
There he prepares the fruitful rain, 
Nor lets the drops descend in vain. 

6 He makes the grass the hills adorn, 
And clothes the smiling fields with corn : 
The beasts with food his hands supply, 
And the young ravens when they cry. 

7 What is the creature's skill or force ? 
The sprightly man, the warlike horse, 
The nimble wit, the active limb ? 
All are too mean delights for him. 

8 But saints are lovely in his sight: 
He views his children with delight: 
He sees their hope, he knows their fear. 
And looks and loves his image there. 

»Y7 I Psalm 136. L. M. M 

' ' \ Luton, Eaton, Wells. 

Creatio77, /irovidence ami g?-ace. 

1 ^"^ IVE to our God immortal praine ! 
IjT Mercy and truth are all his ways ; 
Wonders of grace to God belong. 
Repeat his mercies in your song. 

2 Give to the Lord of lords renown, 
The King of kings with glory crown ; 
His mercies ever shall endure, 
When lords and isings are ka>-wn no more. 

3 He built the earth, he spread the sky, 
And CxM the starry lights on high : 
Wonders of grace to God belong. 
Repeat his mercies in 3 our song. 

4 He fills the sun with morning light, 
He bids the moon direct the night: 
His mercies ever shall endure, [more. 
When suns and moons shall shine no 

5 The Jews he freed from Pharaoh's hand. 
And brought them to the promised land : 
Wonders of grace to God belong, 
Repeat his mercies in your song. 



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6 He saw the Gentiles dead in sin, 
And felt his j)itj work within; 
His mercies ever shall endure, 
When death and sin shall rei^rn no more. 

7 He sent his Son with power to save 
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave ; 
Wonders of grace to God belong, 
Repeat his mercies in your song. 

8 Thro"* this vain world he guides our feet. 
And leads us to his heavenly seat: 
His mercies ever shall endure, 
W'hen this vain world shall be no more. 



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Psalm 136. C. M. » 

Br.intree, Irish. 

God's wonders ofci-eation, providench, redemption 
of Israel, and salvation of his people. 

1 ^i iVE ihar.ks to God, the suvcr igo 
\J^ His niv rci.'S still endure ; [Lord, 
And be the Kir.g of ki'-gs aciur^d, 

His truth is ever sure. 

2 What woid-rs hath li s wisdom' done, 

How mighty is his ha ;d ! 
Heaven,earlh i\nl sea he fram'd alone 
flow wide is his coiummd f 

3 The sun .supplies the diy with lij^ht 

How bright his counsels shine ! 
The moon and stars adorn the night 
H?s works are all divine. 

4 [He sti-uik tiie sons of Egypt dead 

How dreadful is his rol ! 
A 'd tiience with j^y his peode'Ied 
H)vv gracious is our God ! 

5 He cleft the swelling sea in two 

His arm is gre it m m"):::h:: 
An i gave the trib s a pasag- thro' 
His power anl ^:\\.cft unite. 

6 Bur P'laraoh's army there he dr !wnM 

H >w glori lus are his ways! 
A'Ki •)rou;5ht his saints through desart 
E:ernal be h's prdis'?. [grouid : 

7Great moaarchs fell beneath his hand ; 
Victorious is liis swnrd ; 
While I rael took the pi-cmis'd hind: 
And fai'.hful is his wor 1.] 

8 H:i s.iw the nations dead in sin; 

He felt his pity move ; 
How sad the state the world was in \ 
How bou;idless was his love! 

9 He seat to save us fi'ii"n our wo; 

His g j dness never nils ; 
From death, and he'l, and every foe ; 
And still his grace prevails. 

10 G ve ihafiks to God, the heavenly King ; 
Hi^ mercies sti 1 endure; 

Let the whole earth his praises sing ; 
His truth is ever sure. 



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Psalm 63. 3d Part. L. M. « 

Antigua, Islhjgton. 

Praise for tcmfioral dlessin^a ; or, 
common and s/iecial mercies 

1 W^E bless the Lord, the just, the good, 

Who fills our hearts with joy an i 
food ; 
Who pours his blessings from the skies, 
And loads our days with rich supplies. 

2 He sends the sun his circuit round, 
To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground ; 
He bids the clouds with plei-teous rain, 
Refresh the thirsty ground again. 

3'Tis to his care we owe our breath, 
And all ot^r near escapes from death : 
Safety and health to God belong ; 
He heals the weak, and guirds the strong. 

4 He make? the saint and sinner prove 
The common blessings of hrs love ; 
But the wide difference that remains 
Is endless joy, or endless pains. 

5Thf Lord, rhat liruis'd ;he serpent's ht^ad. 
On all the serpent's seed shall tread : 
The stubborn sinner's hope confonnd»- 
And smite him with a lasting wound. 

6 But his riirht hand his saints shall raise 
Fs-om the deep earth, or deeper seas ; 
And bring them to his courts above, 
There shall they taste his special love. 



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Psal:m 57. L. M. 
^ Bath, Green's Hundredth, 

Prai'^c for firolection^ [frace. and truth. 

1 j\TY God, in whom are all the springs 

Of boundless love and grace un- 
known ; 
Hide me beneath thy spreading wings. 
Till the dark cloud is over-blown. 

2 Up to the heavens I send my cry ; 
The Lord will my desires perform ; 
He sends his angels from the sky, 
And saves me !''rom the ihteatcning storms 

3 Be thou exalted, O my God^ 
Above tlie heavens, where angels dwell: 
Thy power on earth be known abroad, 
And land to land thy wonders tell. 

4 I\Tj heart is fixM ; ray song shall raise 
Immortal honours to thy name ; 
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise, 
My tongue, the glory of my frame. ^ 

5 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns,. 
And reaches to the utmost sky ; 
His truth to endless years remains, 
Wlien lower woilds dissolve and die. 



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ITNIVERSAL PRAISE. 



82, 83, 84 



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6, Be thou exaKed, O my CoH, 
Above the heavens, where angjel? dwell; 
Thy power on e;irt!i be known abroad, 
And land to land thy wonders teil. 

PsAr.M 65. 2d Fart. L. M. » 

Ninety -fovcnth fpalm, Shnci. 
r>lvine prav'idvnre in nir, earth, and sea; or, 

the God of nature and ^rare. 
'iTWK^W, God of cur salvation hears 
_U_ The groans of Zion niix''d uith tears; 
Yet when he comes with kind designs, 
Through all the way his terror shines. 

*? On him t':e race of man depends, 
Far as the earth''s rfinotest ends, 
^Vhere the Creator's name i^ known, 
Hy nature's feeble light alone. 

f! Sailors, that travel o'er the fiood. 
Address their . frighted souis to God, 
^Vhe^ tempests rage, and biUows roar 
At dreadful distance from tiie shore. 

4 \\& bidS' the noisy tempests cease ; 
jfe calms the raging crowd to peace, 
"''■^'hrn a tumnitnons nntioB raves 
^^'ild as the winds, and loud as waves. 

ri Whole kingdoms, shaken by the storm, 
/?e settles m a peaceful form ; 
Mountains estabiif^h'd by his hand. 
Firm on their old foundations stand. 

r» Behold his ensigns sweep the sky ; 
New comets blaze, and lightnings fly : 
Tlie heathen linnds, with swift surprise, 
I'rom the bright horrors turn their eyes. 

7 M Iiis command, the morning ray 
Smiles in the east, and leads the day ; 
lie guides the sun's declining wheel.*, 
Over the tops of western hills. 

£ Seasons and times obey his voice ; 
The evening and the morn rejoice 
To see the earth made soft wit!) showers. 
Laden with fruit, and dress'd in flowers. 

9 'Tis from his watery stores on high,. 
lie gives the thirsty ground supply ; 
He walks upon the clouds, and thence 
Doth his enriching drops dispense. 

10 The "desert grows a fruitful field ; 
Abundant food the valleys yield ; 
The valleys shout with cheerful voice. 
And neigbouring hills repeal tlieir joys. 

1 1 The pastures smile in green array ; 
There lambs and larger cattle play; 
The larger cattle and the lamb. 
Each in his language speaks thy namO; 

32 Thy works pronounce Uiy power divine; 
O'er every field thy glories shine ; 
Throueh every month thy gifts appear; 
Great God ! thy goodnesi crowns the year. 



g2 7 Psalm TS. 1st Part. C. M. « 
' i VV.u-e'M'i., Irish, P-ierbor.;ugh. 

ProviJeiXfes of God recorded ; or, pious education 
and instruction of children. 

IT E Fcv ikli-en liearihe nniJiMty deeds 
ii VViiicii God perform'd of old ; 
VV-iudi in fur } ounger years we saw, 
An:l which our fathers told. 

2 He bids us make his glories known. 

Mis works of p',wer and grace ; 
Anrl we'll convey his wonders down, 
Through every rising race. 

3 Our lips shall tell tliCm ti our sons, 

And they again to their's; 
T;int generations yet unborn 
May teach them to their heirs. 

4 Thus sliall they l^ain in God alone 

Their hope securely st-inds ; 
Thit ihey nny ne'er forget kis works, 
But practise his commands. 



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UNIVERSAL PRAISE. 

PSAJ.M 100. IstPart. L. M. » 
Old Hund. Green's liuud. Italy. 
F'-o.ise to our Crta'Or. 
l"^rE nations round the earth, rejoice 
A Pefore theLord,yonr sovereignKing, 
Serve him with cheerful heart and voice, 
With all your tongues his glory sing, 

2 The Lord is God: 'tis he alone 
Doth life and breath and being give ; 
We are his work, and not our own ; 
The sheep that on his pastures live. 

3 Enter his gates with songs of jo}', 
With praises to his courts repair. 
And make it your divine employ 
To pay your thanks and honours there. 

4 The Lord h good ; the Lord is kind ; 
Great is his grace, his mercy sure; 
And tiie whole race of man shall find 
His truth f'rom age to age endure. 



Psalm 100. 2d Part. L. M. 
Blendon, Castle-Street. 



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1 O ING to the Lord with joyful voice ; 
kJ Let every land his name adore ; 
Let earth, with one united voice. 
Resound his praise from shore to shore. 

2 Nations, attend before his throne, 
With solemn fear, with sacred joy : 
Know that the Lord is God alone : 
He can create, and he destroy. 

3 His sovereign power, without our aid, 
Made us of clay, and form'd us men ; 
And when like wandering sheep we 
lie brougl^t us to his fold again. ||stray'd, 



UNIVERSAL PRAISE. 



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4 We are his people^ we his care, 
Our souls and all our mortal frame : 
What lasting honours shall we rear, 
Almighty Maker, to thy name ? 

5We'ii crowd ihy gates with thankful songs, 
High as the heavens our voices raise ; 
And earth^with her ten thousand <ongues, 
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 

6 Wide as the %vorld i? thy command ; 
Vast as eternity thy love ; 
Firm as a rock thy truth must stand. 
When rolling years shall cease to move. 

ge ^ Psalm 148. L. M. « 

5 Newcourt, Eaton. 

Universal firaise to God. 

IT OUD hallelujahs to the Lord, 

JLiFrora distant worlds where creatures 

Let heaven b: gin the solemn word; [ciwei!;! 

And sound it dreadful down to hell. 

[XOTE. This Psalm mnj' be sung to a different' 
metre, by adding the two following lints to every! 
stanza, viz. I 

Efic/i of his rvorks hh nn^ne displays, ■ \ 
But they can ne'er J'uljil his praise.^ 

2 The Lord I how absolute he reigns I 
Let every angel bend the knee ! 
Sing of his love in heavenly strains. 
And speak how fierce his terrors be. 

3 High on a throne his glories dwell, 
An awful throne of shining bliss; 
Fly through the world, O sun, and tell 
How dark thy beams compared to his. 

4 Awake, ye tempests, and his fame 
In sounds of dreadful praise declare ; 
And the sweet whisper of his name 
Fill every gentler breeze of air. 

5 Let clouds, and winds, and waves agree 
To join their praise with blazing fire ; 
Let the firm earth and rolhng sea 
In this eternal song conspire. 

6 Ye flowery plain?, proclaim hia skill ; 
Valleys, lie low before his eye ; 
And let his praise from every hill 
Rise tuneful to the neighbouring sky. 

7 Ye stubborn oaks, and statelj^ pines. 
Bend your high branches, and adore ; 
Praise him, ye beasts, in different strains : 
The lamb must bleat, the lion roar. 

8 Birds, ye must make his praise your 

theme; 
Natute demands a song from you : 
While the dumb fish that cut the stream 
Leap up, and mean his praises too. 

9 Mortals, can you refrain your tongue, 
"When nature all aiQund you sings? 

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for a shout from old and young. 
From humble swains, and lofty kings I 

10 Wide as his vast dominion lies. 
Let the Creator's name be known : 
Loud as his thunder shout his praise, 
And sound it lofty as his throne. 

IIJehovai! His a glorious word! 
O may it dwell on every tongue I 
Butsaiats,who best have known^heLort?, 
Are bound to raise the noblest song. 

12 Speak of the wonders of that love 
Which Gabriel plays on every chord ; 
From all below, and all above, 
Loud hallelujahs to the Lord. 

op I Hymn 27. B. 2. L. M. m 
^^i Castle- Street, Antigua. 
I^ raise ys him, all his arigels. 

1 l^s' OD ! the eternal, awful name, 
Ijf That the whole heavenly army fears, 
That shakes the wide creation's frame, 
And Satan trembles when he hears. 

2 Like flames of fire his servants are, 
And light surrounds his dwelling-place; 
But, O ye fiery flames, declare 
The brighter glories of his face; 

3 'Tis not for such poor worms as we, 
To speak so infinite a thing; 

But your immortal eyes survey 
The beautit;s of your sovereign King. 

4 Tell hoAV he shows his smiling face, 
And clothes all heaven in bright array ; 
Triumph and joy run through the place, 
And songs eternal as the day. 

5 Speak — for you feel his burning love — 
What zeal it spreads through all your 
That sacred fire dwells all above, [framel 
For Ave on earth have lost the name, 

6 [Sing of his power and justice too, 
That infinite right hand of his. 
That vanquish'd Satan and his crew, 
When thunder drove them down from 

bli,'^.] . 

7 [What mighty storms of poison'd darts 
Were hurl'd upon the rebels there ! 
What deadly? javelins nail'd their hearts 
Fast to the racks of long despair I] 

8 [Shout to your King, ye heavenly host; 
You that beheld the sinking foe ; 
Firmly ye stood when they were lost ; 
Praise the rich grace that kept ypu so. 

9 Proclaim his wonders from the sk-ies ; 
Let every distant nation hear ; 
And while you sound his lohy praise. 
Let liumble jmort^h bow and fear. 



a7, 88, 89 

07 I Psalm 86. C. M 
^' J Mear, Abridge. 

ji general song of prairie to God. 
3 A MONG the princes, earthly godt-, 

J\. There's none haih power divine; 

>Jor IS their nature, n«!gi.ty Lord, 
Nor are their works iike thine. 

2 The nations thou hast made, shall bring 

Their offerings round thy throne ; 
For thou alone dost wondrous things, 
For thou art God alone. 

3 Lord, I would walk with holy fett ; 

Teach me thine heavenly ways, 
And my poor scatter'd thoughts unite 
In God my Father's praise. 

A Great is t»liy mercy, and my tongue 
Shall those sweet wonders tell. 
How by thy grace my sinking soul 
Rose "from the deeps cf hell. 

gQ> Hymn 71. C 2. CM. » 
^^ 5 Camhridgf, St. Asar.h's. 
Fraise to God from all crtaiiircs. 
IfflHE glories of my Maker, God, 
X My joytai voice shall sing, 
And call the nations to :*'ore 
Their Former and their King 

2 'Twas his right hand that shaped our clay, 

And wrought this human frame ; 
But from his own immediate brcatli 
Our nobler spirits came. 

3 We bring our mortal powers to God, 

And worship with our togues: 
We claim snm • kindred with the skies. 

And join th' angelic sotigs. 
4Let grov'ling beasts of every shape. 

And fowls of every wing. 
And 1 ocks and trees and fires and seas. 

Their various tribute bring. 
5 Ye planets, to his honour shine ; 

>And wheels of nature roll; 
Praise him in your unwca?ied course 

Around the steady prle. 
6The brightness of our Majter's name 
The wide creati; n fil s. 
And his unbounded grandtur flies 
Beyond the heavenly hills. 

CQ> Psalm 148. S.M. * 

^'^ 5 St. Thomas, Sutton. 
Universal praise 

1 X ET every creature join 

X.A To praise th' eternal God; 
Ye heavenly host, the song begin, 
And sound his name abroad. 

2 Thou sun with golden bcanr.s, 
And moon with paler rays. 



UNIVERSAL PRAISE. 
* 



89 



Ye starry lights, ye twinkling flames, 
Shine to your- Maker's prai.se. 

3 He built tlunse worlds above, 
And fix'd their wondrous frame ; 

By his command they stand or move, 
And ever speak his name. 

4 Ye vapours, when ye rise, 
Or fall in showers, or snow. 

Ye thunders, mnrmuringround the skies, 
His power and glory show. 

5 Wind, hail, and flashing fire. 
Agree to praise the Lord, 

When >e in dreadful storms ccnspirc 
To e^;ccute hi? word. 

6 By all his works above 
His lion'^urs be exprest ; 

But saints that taste his saving love 
Should sing his praises best. 

" Pause I. 

7 Let earth and ocean know 
They owe their Maker praise : 

Praise him, ye watery v/orlds below, 
And morstcrs of the seas. 

8 From mountains near the sky 
Let hi.H high praise resound. 

From humble shrubs and cedars high. 
And vales and fields around. 

9 Ye lions of the wood, 

And tamer beasts that graze. 
Ye live up' n his daily f xd. 
And he expects your praise. 

10 Ye birds of loftv wing, 
On high his pri.i^es bear. 

Or sit on flowery boughs and sing 
Your Maker's glory there. 

11 Ye creeling ants and worms, 
His various wisdom shfiW ; 

And flies, in all vour shining swarms, 
Praise l\im that drest you s,). 

12 By all the earth-br rn race, 
His houfiurs be exprest; 

But saints, that know his heavenly grace, 
Should kani to praise him best. 
Pause II. 

13 Monarch s of wide com m rind, 
Pi'aise ye th' eternal King ; 

Ju rlges, adore that sovereign hand, 
VV hence all your honours spring, 

14 Let vigorous youth engage 
I'o sound his piaises high ; 

"While growing bahes and withering age 
Their feebler voices try. 

\5 United zeal be shown 

His wondrous fame to raise ; 
God is the Lord ; his name aloile 
Discrves our endless praise. 



90,91 



SCRIPTURE. 



92,93 



16 Let nature join with art, 
And all pronounce him bl^st ; 
But saints, tliat dwell so near liis heart, 
Should sing his praises best. 

QQ> Psalm 103. 3d Part. S. M. # 

^ Hopkins, Dover. 

GoiTi universal dumlnion; or^ngelspraiitethe Lord. 

1 nn lE L'.rd. ihe sovereign Ki=!g. 

X H-th fix'd his throne o;^ high ; 
O'er ail the heavenly world he rules, 
And all beneath ttie sky. 

2 Ye angels, great in might, 
And s.vift to do his will, 

Ble^s ve the Lord, whose voice ye hear, 
Whose p easure ye fulfil. " 

3 Let the bright hosts who wait 
The orders of thei*' King, 

And guard his churches when they pray, 
Joui in the pr.iise they sing. 

4 While all his wondrous wcr'-?8 
Tiirough his vast kingdom shew 

Their Maker's glo»"y, ihoa, my soul, 
Shalt sing his praises t(X). 

Q^ 7 Psalm 14S. H. M. Sfe 

y Portsmouth, Bethesda. 
Prahe to God from all creutures. 

1 XTK :ribes of Ad a -71, join 

JL With heaven, and earth, and seas, 
And offer notes divide 
To youi* Cr-eator's praise. 
Ye h 'ly throiig Ii worlds of light 
xOf angels bright. Begin the song. 

2 Thou sun, with dazzling ravs. 
And moon, that rules the night. 
Shine to vour Maker's praise, 
Willi sturs of twii:k;ing light. 

His power declare, I And clouds thatfly 
Ye fliK.ds on high, j In empty air. 

3 The shining worlds above 
In glorious order stand. 
Or in swift cotvses move, 
By his supreme command. 

He spake the worti, j Froni nothing; came 
And all their frame j To praise the Lord. 

4 He mov'd their miglity wheels 
In unknown ages past ; 

And fach his word fulfils 
Willie time and nature last. 
In different ways j His wondrous name, 
His woks proclaim | And speak his praise 
Pause. 

5 Let all the earth-born race. 
And monsters of the deep, 
The fish thit cleave the seas, 
Or in their bosom sleep, 

From s^T and shore j And still display 
Their tribute pay,|TheirMaker*5 power. 



6 Ye vapours, hail, and snow. 
Praise ve th' Almighty Lord, 
And stormy winds that blow, 
I'o execute his word. 

When lightnings shine, I Let earth adore 
Or thunders roar, j His hand divine, 

7 Ye mountains near the skies. 
With lofty cedars there. 
And trees of humbler size, 
Th .t fruit in plenty bear; 

Beasts, wild and tame, j In various forms., 
Birds,flies,and worms, | Exalt his name, 

8 Ye kings, and judges, f ar 
The Lord, ihe sov^^reign Kng; 
And whiie you rule us here. 
His heaveuly honours sing ; 



M >ke you fo'-get 
His power supreme. 



Nor let the dre m 
Of power and state 

9 Virgins, and youths, engge 
To sound his praise divme, 
Wiiile infarlcy and age 
Their feebler voices join. 

Wide as he reigcis I By every tongue 
His name be sung | In endless strains. 

10 Let all the nations fear 
The Go^l that rules nbove; 
He brings his peoDle near, 
And makes them taste his love. 

While e^r;h and sity j His saints shall raise 
Attempt his praise, j His honours high. 



wvw^vw 



92 



SCRIPTURE. 
HvMN 53. B. 1. L. M. » 

Blendon, Portugal. 
The holy scrifitures. 
OD, who in Tarious methods told 
His mind and wiJ] to saints of old, 
Sent his own Son, with truth and grace, 
To teach us in these latter days. 

2 Our nation read? the written word, 
That book of life, that sure record: 
The bright inheritance of heaven 
Is bj the sweet conveyance given. 

SGod's kindest thoHs are here expressed, 
Able to make us wise and bless'd ; 
The doctrines are divinely true, 
Fit for reproof, and comfort too. 

4 Ye people all, who read his love 
In long epistles from above, 
(He hath not sent his sacred word 
To every land) Praise je the Lord» 

Qo7 Hymx 151. B. 2. L.M. « 
3 Eaton, Gloucester. 

Profifuxy and insi/iirjtion, 
ITIIVVAS by an order from the Lord 
JL The ancient prophets spoke his word; 



94,95 



SCRIPTURE. 



96 



The Spirit did their tongues inspire, I {3 Sun, moon and stars convey thy praise 



And warmM their hearts with heavenly 

fire. 
2 The works and wonders which they 
wrought 

ConfirmM the messages they brought ; 

The prophet's pen succeeds his breath, 

To save the holy words from death. 
3 Great God! mine eyes with pleasure 

On the dear volume of thy book ; [look 

There ni}' Redeemer's face I see, 

And read his name who died for me. 
4 Let the false raptures of the mind 

Be lost, and vanish in the wind ; 

Here I can fix my hope secure ; 

This is thy word, and must endure. 



QA ) Hymn 119. B, ?. C. M. a orb 

^^] Plymouth, Abridge. 
lyit holy uriinnrfs. 
IT ADEN with gnilt,ancl full of fears, 
J_i I iiy to tlu e, my Lf^'d ; 
Ar.d not a glimpse of hopc^ appears 
But in tli'y written word. 

2 The volume of my Father's grace 

Does all my giief ass.;age; 
Here I behold my SaAiour's face 
Almost in every page. 

3 [This is the field where hidden lies 

The pearl of price unknow^n ; 
That mt-rchant 'is divinely wise. 
Who makes the pearl his own.] 

4 [Here consecrated water flows, 

To quench my thirst of si,'' ; 
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows, 
ISIo daiger dwells therein.] 

5 This is the judge who ends the strife 

Where wit and reason f^il ; 
Mv guide to everlastir.g life 
Through all this gloomy vale. 

6 O may thy counsels, mighty God, 

My roving feet command ; 
Nor I forsake the happy road 
That leads to thy right hand. 



95 1 



Psalm 19. L. M. SK 

Castle-Street, Portugal. 
Thebof>^s of nature and cf srriptHre compared; or 

the gl<ny and sttccess ojtfie go«pel' 
liT^IlE heavens declare thy glor3',Lord; 
-■- In every star thy wisdom shines ; 
But when our eyes behold thy word, 
We read thy name in fairer lines. 
2 The rolling sun, the changing light, 
And nights and days thy power confess : 
But the blest volume thou hast writ 
Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 



Round the whole earth, and never stand; 

50 when thy truth began its race. 
It touch'd and glanc'd on every land. 

4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest, 
Till through the world thy truth has runj 
Till Christ has all the nations blest, 
That see the light, or feel the sun. 

5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise, 
Bless the dark world with heavenly light: 
Th}- gospel makes the simple wise ; 
Thy law? are pure, thy judgments right. 

6 Thy noblest wonders here we view, 
In souls renew'd, :ind sins forgiven :' 
Lord, rleanse my sins, my soul renew,. 
And make thy word my guide to heaven. 

Q/-"^ Psalm 19. P.M. « 

^"3 St. Hellens, Forty-sixth Psalm. 

T/ie boohs of na'ure and of ncrifiture. 

1 1^1 REAT God, the heaven's well 
\jr order'd frame 

Declares the glories of thy name : 

There thy rich worksof wonder shine; 
A thousand starry beauties there, 
A thousand radiant marks appear 
Of boundless power, and skill divine, 

2 From night to day, from day to night, 
The dawTiing and the dying light 

Lectures of heavenly wisdom read ; 
Witi) silent eloquence they raise 
Our thoughts to our Creator's praise. 

And neithersound nor language need, 

3 Yet their divine instructions run 
Far as the journeys of the sun. 

And every nation knows their voice. 
The sun, like some young bridegroom 

dress'd, 
Breaks from the chambers of the east, 

Rolls round.and makes the earth rejoice. 

4 Where'er he spreads his beams abroad. 
He smiles, and speaks his Maker, God ; 

All nature joins to show thy praise. 
Thus God in every creature shines ; 
Fair is the book of nature's lines. 

But fairer is thy book oi' grace. 

Pause, 

5 1 love the volumes of thy word; 
What light and joy those leaves afford 

To souls benighted and distress'd ! 
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way ; 
Thy fear forbids my ^eei \o stray ; 

1 hy promise leads my heart to rest. 

6 From the discoveries of thy law 
The perfect rules of life I draw ; 
Tbese are wy study and delight; 



«7,98 



SCRIPTURE. 



90 



Not honey po invites the taste, 
Nor gold, that has the furnace pass'd, 
Appears so pleasin^: to the sight. 

7 Thy threatenings wake my slumbering 

eyes, 
And warn me where my danger lies ; 

But 'lis thy blessed gospel, Lord, 
That makes my guilty conscience clean, 
Converts my soul, subdues my sin, 

And gives a free, but large reward. 

8 Who knows the errors of his thoughts? 
My God, forgive my secret faults. 

And from presumptuous sins restrain ; 
Accept my poor attempts of praise. 
That [ have read thy book of grace, 

And book of nature, not in vain. 

Q>jl Psalm 119. rth Part CM. « 
• 5 Percrhorou2;h. Abridi^je. 

Imperfection of nature, and perfection of scripture. 

1 jjT ET ai tlie heathen writers j ;in 
JLi i'o form one perfect book, 
Great God, if once compared with tlilne. 

How mean their writings look ! 

2 Not the nnost perfect rules they gave 

("oiikl shew one sin fosgiven, 
Nor lead a stej) beyond the grave; 
Bat thine conduct to heaven. 

3 I've seen an end of what we cali 

Perfection here below ; 
How short the powers of nature fall, 
And can no further go 1 

4 Yet men would fain be just with God, 

By works their hands have wrought ; 
But thy commands, eKceedmg broad. 
Extend to every thought. 

5 In vain we boast pe infection here. 

While sin defiles our frame ; 
And sinks our virtues down so far,. 
They scarce deserve the name. 

6 Our faith and love, and every grace, 

Fall far below thy word ; 
But perfect iruih and. righteousness 
Dwell only wiih the Lord. 

00 7 Psalm 119. 4th Part. C. M. b 
^^y Chelsea, Bangor. 

Instruction from scri/iture. 

Verse 9. 

ITTOW shall tiie young secure their 
UL hearts. 

And guard their lives from sin? 

Thy word the choicest rules imparts, 

To keep the conscience clean. 

Verse 1?0. 

2 When once it enters to the mind, 

It spreads such light abroad. 
The meanest souls -instruction find, 
And raise their thoughts to God. 



Verse 105. 
3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light, 
Fiiat guides us all the day ; 
And Ihr.iagh the dang^irs of the night, 
A latnp to lead our way. 

Vei-se 99, 100. 

4The men that keep thy law with care. 

And msditate th*' word, 
Grow wiser than their teachers are. 
And better know the Lord. 

Vei-sc 104, 111. 

5 Thy precepts mike me truly wise; 
I hate the sinner's road : 
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise, 
But lo\'e thy law, my God. 

Verse 89, 90, 91. 

6 [The stirry heavens thy rule obey, 

The earth maintains her place ; 
And these thy servant'^ night and day. 
Thy skill and power express. 

7 But still thy law and gospel. Lord, 

Have lessons more divine; 
Not earth stands firmer than thy word, 
Nor stars so noMy shine.] 

Verse 160, 140, 9, 116. 

8 Thy word is everlasiing truth, 

How pure is every page I 
Th'U holy book shall gaide cur youth, 
And well support our age. 

qq") Psalm 119. 5th Part. cm. a 
^^3 Irish, Bi'attle-Sireet. 

Delight in scripture ; or, the vord of God drcelh 

ing in wj. 

Verse 97. 

1 f\ HOW I love thy hoY la-w ! 
\y 'Tis daily my delight: 

And thence my medititions draw 
Divine advice by night. 

Vei-se 148. 

2 My waking eyes prevent the day, 

'Po meditate thy word : 
Mv soul Avith longing melts away 
To hear thy gospel, Lord. 

Verse '3, 13, 54. 

3 How doth thy word my heart engage! 

How v/cll employ my tongue ! 
And, in my tiresome pilgrimage. 
Yields me a h(':ivenly song. 

Verse 19, 103. 

4 Am I a stranger, or at home, 

'Tis my perpetual feast; 
Not honey dropping from the comb 
So much Qllures the taste. 

Verse 72, 127. 

5 No treasures so ennch the mind; 

Nor shall thy word be sold 

For loads of silver well refin'd. 

Nor heaps of choicest gold. 

Verse 28, 49, 175. 

6 When nature sinks, and spirits droop, 

Thy promises of grace 
Are pillars to supoort my hope,. 
And there I write thy praise. 



100, 101, 102 



CHRIST. 



103, 104 



'innl Psalm 119. 6ih Part CM. « 
^^^S St. D.ivid, S. James. 
Holiness and comfort from the word. 

Verse 123. 

IX ORD, I esteem tfiy judgments right, 
JLi And all thy statutes just ; 
Thence I niHiitain a constant fight 
With every flut'ting lust 

Verse 97, 9. 

2 Thy precepts often I survey : 

I krep thy law in wght, 
Through all the business of the day, 
To form my actions right. 

Verse 62. 

3 My heart in niidnig!it silence cries, 

"How sweet thv comforts be!'' 
My thoughts in holy wonder rise, 
And bring their thanks to thee. 

Verse 162. 

4 And when my spirit drinks h^r fill 

At some good word of thine, 
Not mighty men that share the spoil 
Have joys compar'd to mine. 



101 } 



joys compj 

Psalm 119. 8th Part. CM. 
Barbv, Swanwick. 



^ 



The -word of God is the saints portion ; or, the 

excellency and variety of sn-ipture. 

1 T ORD, 1 have made thy word my 

JLA My lasting heritage; [choice, 

There shall my noblest powers rejoice, 

My warmest thoughts engage. 

SrU read the histories of thy love, 

And keep thy laws in si.^ht. 
While through tlie promises I rove, 
With ever freslj delight. 
3*Tis a broad land of wealth unknown, 

Where springs of life arise; 
Seeds of inimortd bliss are sov.'n, 
And hidden glory lies. 

4 The best relief that mourners have, 
It makes our sorrows blest ; 
Our fairest hcpe be\ond the grave, 
And our eternal rest. 



» 



CHRIST. 

^^.9) HvMN 51. B. 2. L.M. 

^^"^S Shoel, Dunstan. 

God the Son equul ivith the Father. 

lT>RIGHTKingofGlory,dreaclfulGod! 
-*-^ Our spirits bow before thy seat : 
To thee we lift a humble thought, 
And worship at thine awful ieci. 

2 [Thy power hath form'd, thy wisdom 
sways 
All nature with a sovereign word ; 
And the bright world of stars obeys 
The will of their superior Lord.] 



3 [Mercy and truth unite in one, 
And smiling, sit at thy right hand : 
Eternal justice guards thy throne, 
And vengeance waits thy dread com- 
mand.] 

4 A thousand seraphs, strong and bright, 
Stand round the glorious Deity ; 
But who, among the sons of ligiit, 
Pretends comparison with thee ? 

5 Yet there is one of human frame, 
Jepus, arrayed in flesh and blood, 
Thinks it no robbery to claim 

A full equality M'ith God, 

6 [Their glory shines with equal beams ; 
Their essence is forever one : [names. 
Though they are known by different 
The Fathf.r Goi>, and God the Son. 

7 Then let the name of Christ, our King, 
With equal honours be ador'd ; 

His praise let every angel sing, 
And ail the nations own their Lord,} 

ACi^X Hvmn2. B.l. L.M. m 
^^'^ ] Quercy, All Saints. 

7'///.' diity and humanity of Christ. 
iXj^ RE the blue heavens were stretch'd 
JCi abroad. 

From everlasting was the Word : 
With God he was; the Word was God, 
And must divinely be adorM. 

2 By his own power were all things made; 
By him supported, all tilings stand ; 
He is the whole creation"'s head, 
And angels fly at his command. 

3 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell, 
He led the host of morning stars ; 
(Thy generation who can tell, 

Or count the number of vhy years ?) 

4 But lo, he leaves those heavenly forms ; 
The Word descends and dwells in clay. 
That he may hold convefse witii worms, 
DressM in such feeble flesh as they. 

5 Mortals with joy beheld his face, 
Th' eternal Father''s only Son ! 
How Adl of truth ! how full of grace 1 
AV'Jien- through his flesh the Godhead 

shone. 

G Archangels leave their liigh abode, 
To learn new mysteries here, and tell 
The love of our descending God, 
The glories of Immanucl. 

.pji) Hymn 47. B. 2. L.M. K 
lU-i^ Truro, Newcourt. 

Clary and grace in the parson of Christ. 
l"|^OVV to the Lord a noble song! 
-Ll Awake,my eoui ; awake,my tongue; 



105 



INCARNATION OF CHRIST. 



106, 107 



Hosanna to th' Eternal Name, 
And all his boundless love proclaim. 

2 See, where it shines in Jesus'* face, 
The brightest image of his grace*; 
God, in the person of his Son, 
Has all his mightiest works outdone. 

3 The spacious earth and spreading flood 
Proclam the wise, the powerful God; 
And thj rich glories from afar 
Sparkle in every rolling star. 

4 But in his looks a glory stands. 
The noblest labour of thine bands ; 
The pleasing lustre of his eyes 
Outshines the wonders of the skies. 

5 Gface ! 'tis a sweet, a charjiiing theme ; 
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus'* name ; 
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound; 
Ye heavens, reflect it to the ground. 

6 O, may I live to reach the place 
Where he unveils his lovely face, 
Where all his beautiefi you behold, 
And sing his name to harps of gold ! 

INCARNATION OF CHRIST. 

^n^vl Hymns. B. 1. S.M. » 
^yj*>^ Dover, Silver-Street. 
The nattvUy of Christ* 

1 "OEHOLD the grace appears, 
J3 The promise is fulfiU'd; 

M^ry, the woudrcus virgin, bears, 
And Jesus is the child. 

2 [The L j-d, the highest God, 
Calls him his only Sor» ; 

He bids him rule the lands abroad, 
And gives him David's throne. 

3 O'er Jacob shall he reigri 
With a peculiar sway ; 

The nations shall his grace obtain, 
His kingdom ne'er decay.] 

4 To bring the glorious news, 
A heavenly foim appears; 

He tells the shepherds of their joys, 
And banishes their fears. 

5 •' Go, humble swains," said he, 
" To David's city fly ; 

*'The promis'd infant, born to-day, 
*' Doth in a manger He. 

6 " With looks and heart serene,' 
** Go, visit Christ your King;" 

And straight a flaming troop was seen ; 
The shepherds heard them sing : 

7 *' Glory to God on high, 

" Ai d heavenly peace on earth ; 
" Good will to men, to angels joy, 
" At the Redeemer's birth." 



8. [In worship so divine 

Ltt sniiits empioy thtir tongues; 
With the celeiitiai hosts we join, 
And loud repeat their sorigs: 

9 '^ Glory to Gcxi on high, 
^ '* And heavenly peace on earth ; 
'*Good will to men, to an^^els joy, 
"At our Redeemer's birth."] 

106? Psalm 9r. 2<1 Part. L. M. « 

S Gloucester, Rodiwell. 
Chrl^t^s inramatio?!, 

1 rriHE Lord is come, the heaven^ 

JL ^ pn<claim 
His birth ; the nations learn his name ; 
An u!i known star directs the rmd 
Of eastern sages to their God. 

2 AH ye bright armies of the skies. 
Go, worship where the Saviour lies ! 
Angels and king:s before him bovy, 
Those gods on high and gods below. 

3 Let idols totter to the ground, 
And their own worshippers confound: 
Let Judah shwt, let Zion sing. 
And earth confess her sovereign King. 

107^ Hymn 60. B.l. L. M. 8 

) Gloucester, Antigua. 
The virgin Mary^s song- ; or, the prom- 
ised Messiah born. 
1 i~|UR souls shall magnify the Lord ; 
V^ In God the Saviour we rejoice ; 
While we repeat the virgin's song. 
May the same Spirit tune our voice. 

1 [The Highest saw her low estate, 
And mighty things his hand hath done ; 
His overshadowing power and grace 
Make her the mother of his Son. 

3 Let every nation call her bless'd, 
And endless years prolong her fame ; 
But God alone must be ador'd ; 
Holy and reverend is his name.] 

4 To those that fear and trust the Lo^d, 
His mercy stands forever sure ; 
From age to ag&' his promise lives, 
And the performance is secure. 

5 He spake to Abraham and his seed, 
*' In thee shall all the earlh be bless'd ;" 
The memory of that ancient word 
Lay long in his eternal breast, 

6 But now no more shall Israel wait, 
No more the Gentiles lie forlorn ; 
Lo, the Desire of Nations comes ; 
Behold the promis'd seed is born ! 



117,118 



SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF CHRIST. 



119 



6 His life they load with hateful lies. 
And charge his lips with blaephejnies : 
They nail him to the shameful tree ; 
There hung the man that died for ine ! 

7[Wretches,with heartsiis hnrd as stones, 
Insult his piety and groans ; 
Gall was the food they gave him the re, 
And mock'd his thirst with vinegar.] 

8 But God beheld, and from his throne 
Marks out the men thai hate his Son : 
The hand that raisM him from the dead 
Shall pour due vengeance on their head. 



117 



) Psalm 69. 1st Part. L. M. b 



^ Limehouse, Putney, 

C/irfsi\<^ fiassion and sinners'' salvation 

1 TTVEEP in our hearts let us record 
JLf The deeper sorrows of onr Lord : 
Behold the rising billows roll, 
To overwhelm his holy soul I 

5 In long complaints he spends his breath, 
■yVhile hosts of hell and powers of death, 
And all the sons of malice join, 
To execute their curs'd design. 

t} Yet, gracious God, thy power and love 
Have made the curse a blessing prove ; 
Those dreadful sufferings of thy Son 
Aton'd for sins which we had done. 

4 The pangs of our expiring Lord 
The honours of thy law restorM ; 
His sorroM's made thy justice known, 
And paid for follies not his own. 

50! for his sake our guilt forgive. 
And let the mourning sinner live ; 
The Lord will hear us in his name, 
Nor shall our hope be turned to shame. 

..Q> Psalm 69. 1st Part. CM. b 
*lo^ Abriclze^ Canterbury. 

The sujerivqs of Christ fur our mlvathn. 
1'^ CI AVE me, O God; the swelling Hoods 
J^ '* Break in upon my soul : 
'■'- 1 sink, and sorrows o'er my head 
" Like miglily waters roll. 
2 " I cry till all my voice be gone ; 
" In tears I waste the day : 
"My God, behold my longing eycfi, 
'^ And shorten thy delay. 

3 '*They hate roj' soul without a cause, 

" And still their number grows 
*' More than the hairs around my hcttd, 
•• And mighty are my foes. 

4 n^Twas then I paid that dreadful debt, 

"That men could never pay, 
" And gave those honours to thy law, 
'k Which sinners took away." 



5 Thus, in the great Messiah's name, 
The roj'al propiiet mourns ; 
Thus he awakes our hearts to grief, 
And gives us joy by turns. 

G *' Now shall the saints rejoice, and find 
" Salvation in my name, 
" For I have borne their heavy load 
" Of sorrow, pain, and shame. 
7"Grief,like a garment,cloth'd me round, 
*' And sackcloth was my dress, 
" While I procured for naked K)u1s 
" A robe of righteouswess. 

8 " Among my brethren and the Jews 

*' I like a stranger stood, 
" And bore their vile reproach, to bring 
" The Gentiles near to G od. 

9 " I came in sinful mortals' €tead 

"To do ray Father's will; 
"Yet,when I cleans'd my Father's house, 
"They scandaliz'd my zeal. 

10 " My fasting and my holy groans 

" W^ere made the drunkard's song : 
" But God, from his celestial throne, 
" fleard my complaining tongue. 

1 1 *' He sav'd me from the dreadful deep, 

*' Nor let my soul be drown'd ; 
" He rais'd and Cx'd my sinking ^Q^i 
" On well establish'd ground. 

12"'Twas in a most accepted hour, 

" My prayer arose on high, 
" And, for my sake, my God shall bear 
" The dying sinners cry." 



119 



} Psalm 69. 2d Part. CM. b or* 
^ Abridge, Canterbury. 
The fi'isfiion and exaUation of Christ. 

1 ^^OW kt our lips with holy fear, 
l^i And mournful pleasure, sing 

Tiie sufferings of our great High-Priest, 
The sorrows of our King. 

2 He sinks in floods of deep distress ; 

Flow high the waters rise I 
WHiile to his lieavonly Father's tar 

He sends perpetual cries. 
3".H|ear me, O Lord, and save thy Son, 

"Nor hide thy sinning face; 
••Why should thr favourite look like one 

" Forsaken of thy grace ? 

4 *' With rage they persecute the man 

" That groans beneath thy wound, 
" While for a sacrifice I pour 
" My life upon the ground. 

5 " They tread my honour to the dust, 

" And laugh when I complain ; 
"Their sharp insulting slanders add 
"Fresh anguish to my parn. 



120 

6 



SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF CHRIST. 



All my reproach is knosvn to thee, 
^'The scandal aad tlie thurne; 
*■* Reproaches break my bleeding heart, 
*' And lies defile my name. 

7 " I look for pity, bat in vain ; 
"My kindred are ray gri«f: 
'* I ask my friends for comfort round, 
*» But meet with no relief. 

8 " With vinegar they mock my thirst; 

"They give me gall for food; 
" And, sporting with my dying groans, 
"They triumph in my blood. 

9 " Shine into my distressed soul, 

'• Let thy compaesion save ; 
** And though ray flesh sink down to 
" Redeem it from the grave, [death, 

10 " I shall arise to praise thy name. 
" Shall reign in worlds unknown ; 
*' And thy salvation, O ray God, 
"Shall seat me on thy throne," 

jori) Psalm 22. 1st Part. CM. b 

l^U ^ Plymouth, Bangor. 

The .sufferings and death of Christ. 

1 "T17HY h^th my God my soul forsook, 

^^ " Nor will a smile afford ?" 
(Thus David once in anguish spoke. 
And thus our dying Lord.) 

2 Though His thy chief delight to dwell 

Among thy praising saints, 
Yet thou canst heiir a groan as well, 
And pity our complaints. 

3 Our fathers trusted in thy name, 

And great deliverance found ; 
But I'm a worm, defpis'd of men, 
And trodden to the ground. 

4 Shaking the head, they pass me bv, 

And laugh my soul to scorn ; 
" In vain he trusts in God," they cry, 
" Neglected and forlorn.'' 

5 But thou art he who form'd my flesh, 

By thine almighty word : 
And since I hung upon the breast. 
My hope is in the Lord. 

6 Why will my Father hide his face 

When foes stand threatening round, 
In the dark hoiir of deep distress, 
And not a helper found I 
Pause. 

7 Behold thy darling left among 

The cruel and the proud. 
As bulls of Bashan, fierce and strong. 
As lions roaring loud. 

8 From earth and hell my sorrows meet. 

To multiply the smart ; 
They nail my hands,they pierce my feet, 
And try to vex niy heart. 



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h)Q5e 



9 Yet if thy sovereign hand let 

The rage of earth and hell, 
Why will my heavenly Father bruiis 
The Son he lovea so well ? 

10 My God, if possible it be, 

Withhold this bitter cup ; 
But I resign my will to thee, 
And drink the sorrows up. 

1 1 My heart dissolves with {-^ngs unknown; 
In groans I waste my breath ; 

Thy heavy hand iiath brought me down 
Low as the dust of death. 

12 Father, I give my spirit up, 

And trust it in thy hand : 
My dying flesh shall rest in hope, 
And rise at thy command. 



121 



Hymn 114. B. 2, CM. ^ 

St. Martins, Mear. 

Chrisf^s deaths victory^ and dominion. 
IT Sing my Saviour's wondrous death j 
jL He conquer'd when he fell : 
* '*TisJinish''d^'' said his dying breatli. 

And shook the gates of hell. 
2**Tis^msh'*d^* our Immanuel cries; 

* The drradjul nvork is done :' 
Hence shall his sovereign throne aviso; 
His kingdom is began. 

3 His cross a sure foundation 1 lid 

For g!<ry und renown, 
When, tlirough the regions of the clea("!j. 
He pass'd to reach the ciown. 

4Exilted at his Father's side 

Sits oar victorious Lord : 
To heaven and hell his hands divide 
TXvi vengeance or reward. 

5 The saints from his propitious eye 
Await their several crowns. 
And all the sons of darkness fly 
The terror of his frowns. 



122} 



Psalm 16. 2d Part. L. M. 8» 

Evening Hymn, Leeds. 
Christ*s all-sufficiency, 

1 TTOW fast their guilt and sorrows rise 

Who haste to seek some idol godt 
I will not taste their sacrifice. 
Their offerings of forbidden blood,. 

2 My God provides a richer cup. 
And nobler food to live upon ; 
He for my life has offer'd up 
Jesus, his best beloved Son, 

3 His love is my perpetual feast ; 

By day his counsels guide me ligh^ 
And, be his name forever blest, 
Who gives me sweet advice by nigh4 



]23, 124 RESUllRECa ION AND ASCENSION OF CHRIST. 125, 126, 127 

6Bright angels,strike your loudest string?, 
Your sweetest Noices raise ; 
Let heaven, and all created things, 
Sound our ImmanuePs praise.] 



4 I set him still before mine eyes ; 
At my right hand he stands prepar'd 
To keep my soul from all surprise. 
And be my everlasting guard. 



123] 



RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. 

Psalm 16. 2d Part. C. M. * 
Abridge, Bedford. 
The death and resurrection qfChriat, 
1 " T SET the Lord before my fc-ice, 

I " He bears my courage dp ; 
^' My heart and tongue their joys express, 
"My flesh ahall rest in hq^e. 

5 "My spirit, Lord, thou wilt not leave 
" Where souls departed are ; 
**Nor quit my body to the grave, 
*' To see corruption there. 

p ** Thcu *wilt reveal the p'ritli of life, 
** And raise me ta thy throne : 
"Thy courts immoital pleubnre give ; 
*'Thy presence, joys unknown." 

^[Thus.in tliename of Christ the Lord, 
The holy David sung. 
And Providence fulfils the word 
Of his prophetic tongue. 

5 Jesus, whom every a..int adores, 

Was crucify *d and slaiu; 
Behold the tomb its prey restores ! 
Behold, he lives again ! 

6 When shall my feet arise and stand 

On heaven's eternal hills ? 
There sits the Son at God's right hand, 
And there the Father smiles.] 



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Hymn 76. B. 2. CM. ^ 
Devizes, Rochester. 
Thi' resurrection end ascension of Christ. 
3XXOSANN A to the Prince of Light, 
Xl Who cloth'd himself in clay ; 
Enter'd the iron gates of death. 
And tore the bars away. 

2 Death is no more the king of dread. 

Since our Immanuel rose ; 
He took the tyrant's sting away, 

And spoil'd our hellish foes. 
1 See, how the Conqueror mounts aloft. 

And to his Father fiies, 
With scars of honour in his flesh. 
And triumph in his eyes. 

4 There our exalted Saviour reigns. 

And scatters blessings down ; 
Our Jesus fills the middle scut 
Of the celestial throne. 

5 [Raise your devotion, mortal tongues, 

To reach his blest abode ; 
Sweet be the accents of your songs 
To our incarnate Got!. 



X 



^ck\ Hymn 26. B. 1. CM. 
^^^S York, St. Anns. 

Hope of Heaven bg the resurrection of Chriaf. 

I ITI LESS'D be the everlasting God, 
D The Father of our Lord; 
Be his abounding mercy prais'd. 
His majesty adyr'd. 

2 When from the dead he rais'd his Son, 
And call'd him to the sky. 
He gave our souls a lively hope 
That they should never die, 

S What though our inbred sins require 
Our flesh to see the dust, 
Yet as the Loixi our Saviour rc^e. 
So all his followers must. 

4 There's an inheritance divine 

Reserv'd agair.st tl.at day j 
'Tis unconupted, undefii'd, 
And cannot wajste away. 

5 Saints by the pov/er of God are kept 

Till the salvation come ; 
We walk by failh, as strangers hei^. 
Till Christ shall call us home. 

•'•'^ \ Luton, Leeds, Dunstan. 

Miracles in the life., death, and reeuV' 
rection of Christ. 

1"0 EHOLD the blind theirsight receivei 
JO Behold the dead awake and live ! 
I'he dumb speak won^lers ! and the lame 
Leap like the hart, and bless his name. 

2 Thus doth th' eternal Spirit own, 
And seal the mission of the Son ; 
The Father vindicates his cause, 
While he hangs bleeding on the cross. 

3 HediesI the heavens in mourning stood-; 
He rises I and appears a God : 
Behold the Lord ascending high. 
No more to bleed, no more to die I 

4 Hence aHd forever from mj heart 

i bfd my doubts and fears depart ; 
And to those hands my soul resign, 
Which bear credentials so divine. 

ASCENSION AND EXALTATION OF 
CHRIST. 

. cyyy ) Psalm 2. L. M. b or « 
l-^' \ Quercy, Bath. 

Clirltt's deqlhf resurrection, and ascension. 

1 "%MriiY did the Jews proclaim their 

▼ f . rage? 

The Romans, why ^heir swords employ? 



128 



ASCEiNSION AND EXALTATION OF CHRIST. 



129, 130 



Against the Lord their powers engage, 
His dear Anointed to destroy? 

2'Come,letus break his bands," they say, 
'' This man shall never give us laws:'' 
And thus they cast his yoke away, 
And nail'd their Monarch to the cross; 

3 But God, who high in glory reigns. 
Laughs at their pride, their rage controls 
He'll vex their hearts with inward pains. 
And speak in thunder to their souls. 

4 " I will maintain the King I made, 
'* On Zion's everlasting hill ; 
" My hand shall bring him from the dead, 
"And he shall stand your Sovereign still,'^ 

5 [His wondrous rising from the earth 
Makes his eternal Godhead known ; 
The Lord declares his heavenly birth, 
" This day have I begot my Son, 

6 " Ascend, my Son, to my right hand ; 
" There thou shalt ask, and I bestow 
" The utmost botinds of heathen land : 
'* To th.ee the northern isles f»hall bow.''] 

7 But nations that resist his grace 
Shall fall beneath his iron stroke ; 
His rod shall crush his foes with ease, 
As potter^s earthen work fs broke. 

Pause. 

8 Now ye who sit on earthly thrones, 
. Be wise, and serve the Lord the Lamb ; 

Now at his feet submit your crowns, 
Rejoice and tremble at his name. 

9 With humble love address the Son, 
Lest he grow angry and ye die ; 
His wrath will burn to worlds unknown. 
If ye provoke his jealousy. 

lOHis storms shall drive you quick to hell; 
He is a God, and ye but dust : 
Happy the souls that know him well. 
And make his grace their only trust. 

Psalm 24. L. M. « 

Wells, Nantwich. 
Saints dwell in hcnvcn ; or, ChrisCa aicenshn. 
irilHlS spacious earth is all the Lord's, 
JL And men, and worms, and beasts, 

and birds ; 
He rais'd the building on the seas, 
And gave it for their dwelling-place. 

2 But there's a brighter world on high. 
Thy palace, Lord, above the sky : 
WIk) shall ascend that blest abode, 

• And dwell so near his Maker, God. 

3 He that abhors and fears to sin. 
Whose heart is pure, whose hands are 

clean ; 
Him shall the Lord the Saviour bless. 
And clothe his soul with righteousness. 



128 1 



4 These are the men, the pious race, 
That seek the God of Jacob's face ; 
These shall enjoy the blissful sight, 
And dwell in everlasting light. 

Pause. 

5 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high, 
Behold the King of Glory nigh ! 
Who can this King of Glory be? 
The mighty Lord, the Saviour's he, 

6 Ye heavenly gates, your leaves display, 
To make the Lord the Saviour way : 
Laden with spoils from earth and hell, 
TheConqueror comes withGod to dwell, 

7 Rais'd from the dead, he goes before, 
He opens heaven's eternal door. 
To give his saints a blest abode, 
Near their Redeemer and their God* 

£2^ J Psalm 47. C. M. « 

^^ \ Devizes, Rochester. 
C/i'toi ascendififf and reigning, 

1 ^r\ FOR a shout of sacred joy 
\J 'I'o God, the sovereign King! 

Let CA ery laud their tongues employ, 
And hymns of triumph sing. 

2 Jesus our God ascends on high! 

His heavenly guards, around, 
Attend him rising through the sky^ 
With trumpets' joyful sound. 

3 While angels shout and praise theirKing, 

Let mortals learn their strains: 
Let all the earth his honours suig: 
O'er all the earth he reigns. 

4 Rehearse his praise with awe profound ; 

Ltt knowledge lead the song; 
Nor mock him with a solemn sound 
Upoi a thoughtless tongue. 

5 In Israel stood his ancient throne. 

He lov'd that chosen race; 
But now he calls the world his own, 
And heathens taste his grace. 

6 The Gentile nations are the Lord's, 

Tliere Abraham's God is known. 
While powers and princes, shields and 
Submit before his throne, [swords 



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Psalm 68. 2d Part. L. M. « 
Bleudon, Dunstan. . 
Christ's asccnsian, and the f,'ij} of the Spirit. 
iT ()RD,when thou didstascend on high 
Ten thousand angeh fill'd the sky ; 
Those heavenly guards around thee wait. 
Like chariots, that attend thy state. 
2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear 
More glorious when the Lord was there ; 
While he pronounc'd his dreadful law, 
And struck the chogen tribes with anc 



131, 132 ASCEr!JSION AND EXALTATION OF CHRIST. 133. 134 

3 How bright the triumph none can tell, 

When the rebellious powers of hell, 

That thousand souls had captive made, 

Were all in chains like captives led. 
4Rais'd by IHs Father to the throne, 

He sent the promit'd Spirit down, 

With gifts and grace for rebel men, 

That God raii^ht dwell on earth again. 



^o^ ) Hymn I4i. B. 1. S. M. b 
\ Sutton, Little Marlborous'i. 

T/ie humiliation and exaltation of C/irist. 

1 "^IITHO iuis bel.cvird tiiy word, 

▼ f Or thy salvation k. ig'.vni ? 
Reveal tlniiie arin, a'mighty Lord, 
And glorify thy Son. 

2 The Jews CbteeniM liinri here 
Too mean for tlieir belief; 

Sorrows his chief acquuintance were, 
And his conipauiun, g^ricf. >. 

3 They turn'd their eyes away. 
And treated him with scorn ; 

But *twas their griefs upon hini lay, 
Their sorrows he has boiiie. 

4 'Twas for the stubborn Jews,' 
And Gentiles then unknown, 

The God of justice pieas'd to bruise 
His best beloved JSon. 

5 **But I'll prolong his days, 

** And make his kini^dom stand ; 
" My pleasure," saith the God of grace, 

*' Shall prosper in his hand. 
€ ["His joyful soul shall see 

" The purchrtse ( f liis p?-in, 
"And by his knowledge jusiify 

"The ,'^uilty sons of men,] 
7 ['* Fen thousand capiive slave?, 

'• Releas'd fron\ deatii and sin, 
** Shall quit their prisons and their 

"And own his power divine.] [graves, 

9 [" Heaven shall advance my Son 

"To joys that earth deny'd ; 
**Who saw the folhes m-n had done, 
*^ And bore their sins, and die,!.*' 

.gc>7 Hymn 142. B. 1. S. M. b 
XoZ^ Aylesbury, Usiic. 

T/iC same. 
1 X IKE sheep we went astmy, 

XJ And broke tlie f Id of God ; 
Jiach wandv rint^ in a (.liffcrem way; 
But all the downward road. 
How dreadful was the hour, . 
When God (.ur wanderings laid, 
Avxl did at once his vengeance pour 
Upon the Shepherd's head! 
How glorious was the gi'ace 
When Christ sustain'd the stroke ; 



His life and blood the Shepherd paye 
A ransom for the ft ck. 
4 His honimr and his breath 
Were taken bolh away ; 

Join'd with the wicked in his death, 
And made as vi e as they. 

i.5 But God shall raise his htad 
O'er all the sons of men. 
And make him see a numerous seed,- 
To recompense his pain. 

' "I'll give hio),'* saith the Lord, 
" A portion with the strong; 

"He shad pos^ss a lu-ge reward, 
" And hold ids honours long." 



133? 



» 



Hymn 43. B. 2. L. M. 
) Nantwich, Dunstan. 

(/tri.f.\f sufferiyjgs and glory. 

1 "IVT OVV for a tune of lofty praise 
J.^ To great Jehovah's eqii.d Son ! 
Awake, inj voice, in heavenly lays, 
Tell loud the wonders he hath done. 

2 Sing how he left the worlds of light. 
And the briglit robes he wore aSove ; 
How swift and joyful was his flight 
On wings of everlasting love I 

3 [Down to this base, this sinful earth, 
He came to raise our nature high ; 
He came t' atone almighty wrath — 
Jesus, the God, was born to die.] 

4 [Hell and its lions roar'd around ; 
His firecious blood the irousters spilt j 
While wei^'hty sorrows prtfcs'd hi;"»^ down. 
Large as the losds of all our guilt } 

5 Deep in the shades of gloomy death, 
Th' AJmitjhtj Captive pris''ner lay ; 
Th' Almighty Captive left the earth, 
And rose to everlasting day. 

6 Lift up your eyes, ye sons of lights 
Up to his tiirone of shining grace ; 
See what ini mortal glories sit 
Round tlie sweet beauties of his face T 

7 Amongst a thousand harps and songs, 
Jesus, the God, exalted reigns, 

His sacred name fills all their tongue?, 
And echoes through the heavenly plains!" 

A oj > Psalm 8. C. M. « 

^"^^^ Pembroke, Kxeter. Abrir'ini. 

Christ''^ condescension and glorification ; or, Cod- 
made man, 

1 g^ LORD, our Lord, how woiidrous 
\f Is thuie exalted name! [gieat 
I'he glories of thy heavenly state 

L^t men and babes proclaim. 

2 When I behold thy works on higb;, 

Tlui aioon that rulea the night* 



135 



ASCENSION AND EXALTATION OF CHRIST. 



136, 1^ 



And stars, that well adorn the sky, 
Those movifig worlds of lij;ht, 

3 Lord, what is man, or all his race, 

Who dwells so far below, 
That tbou shouldst visit him with grace, 
And love his n .tare so? 

4 That thli^e eternal Son should bear 

To ta:-:e a mo.tai ionn. 
Made lower tliaa his angels are, 

To save a dying wdnn ! 
5[Yet while he liv'd on earth uiiknown, 

And men would uo, ..do-e. 
The obedieiit seas ai,d fisiies own 

His Oodheud and his power. 
6 The waves lay spread beneath his feet, 

And fish, at ids coiiinui d, 
Brioi; then* large shoa.ls to Peter's net, 

Bring tribute to his hand. 

7 1'ht^se lesser glories of the Sm 
Shone througrj the fleshly cloud ; 
Now we behold him oa nis ihrone, 
And men confess hiiu God] 
6 Let him l)e crown'd with majesty, 

Who bow'd his head to death ; 
And be his honours sounded high, 

By all things that have breath. 
9 Jesus, cur Lord, liow wondrous great 

Is thine exalted name ; 
The glories of tiiy heavenly state 
Let the whole earth [jroclaim. 



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Hymn 83 B.2. CM. » 
) Irish, Cambridge. 

The fiansion cuid exaltation ofChrpit, 

irilHUS saith the Ruler of the skies, 
JL " Awake, my drfe-adful sw ird ; 
♦'Awake, my wrath, and smite the man, 
" My feUow," saith the Lord. 

SVeng^ance received the dread command, 

A.iid, armed, down she flies ; 

Jesus submits t* his Father's hand, 

And bows ids head and dies. 

3 But, O \ the wisdom, and the grace. 

That join wiih vengeance now ! 
He dies to save our guilty race^ 
And yet he rises too. 

4 A person so divine was hf , 

VVho yielded to be slain. 
That he could give his soul away, 
And take his life again. 

5 Live, glorious Lord,and reign on high, 

Let tvery nation sing. 
And angels sound, .widi e>dless joy, 
The Saviour, and the Kiig. 



I'^fii Hymn 84 B. 2. S. M. « 
5 Froome, Watchman, Dover. 

The same. 

1 i^OME, all harmonious tongues^ 
\j Vour noblest music bni^g; 

'Tij* Christ, the t^verlasiiug Go-.i, 
And Christ, tiie man, we si;ig. 

2 Teil how he took our flesh, 
'i'o Lake awuy our ^^uilt ; 

Sing ihe dear drops of sacreJ blood*, 
riiat heiiish mi.i.sters spilt. 

3 [AlJh! the cruel sp, ar 
Weut de' p uito his sile; 

And the rich ij'.cd cf i^ urpe gore 
Their murderous weapons dy'd.] 

4 [Ttie waves of svvellifig grief 
Did o'er lus b /som rJl ; 

A.nd ir.o>nitains of ulmighty' wrath 
Lay heavy on hi'i soui.J 

5 D<)wn to the shades of death 
He bow'd his avvful ht-ad ; 

Y t he arose to live a, id reiga 
When death itse;f is dead. 

6 No more the bloody spear. 
Tile cross an<l nails no m ire ; 

For hell itself sh ikes at h's name^ 
And all the heavens adire. 

7 There the Redeemer s ts 
High on the Father's throne ; 

Tne Father lays his vengeance bVy 
And smiies upon his Son. 

8 There his fall glories shine . 
Wi'h uncreated rays, 

And bless his saints' and angels' eyes, 
To everlasting days. 

137 i PsAr.M21. L M. « 

y Eaton, Dunstan. 

Christ exalted to the kingdom. 
l"r\AVID rcjoic'd in God his strength, 
-■-^RaisM to the throne by special grace; 
But Christ, the Son, appears at lengthy 
Fulfils the triumph ancj the praise. 

2 How great is the Mespiah'8 joy 
In the salvation of thy hand ! 
Lord, thou hast rai?M his kingdom high, 
And giv'n the world to his command. 

3 Thy goodness grants whatever he will, 
Nor doth the least request withhold ; 
Blessings of love prevent him still. 
And crowns of glory, not of gold, 

4 Honoui* and majesty divine 
Around his sacred temples shine; 
Blest with the favour of thy fucej 
And length of everlasting days- 



13S, 139 



ASCENSION AND EXALTATION OF CHRIST. 



140, 141 



5 Thine hand shall find out all his foes ; 
And as a fiery oven glows 
With raging heat and living coals, 
So shall thy wrath devour their souls. 



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Psalm 22. 2d Part. C. M. b 
Bangor, Wantage. 

Christen sitfferings and kiJigdom, 

1 "XTOW from the iwai ing lion's r-ge, 

-'-^ **0 Lord, protect thy S.m; 
** Nor leave thy darling to engage 
*'The powers of hell alone." 

2 Thus did our suff .ring Saviour pray, 

With mighty cries and tears: 
God heard him in that dreadful day, 
And chas"'d away his fears. 

3 Great was the victory of his death, 

His throne exalted high; 
And all the kindreds of the earth 
Shall worship, or shall die. 

4 A numerous offspring must arise 

From his expiring groans; 
They shall be reckon'd in his eyes 
For daughters and for sons, 

5 The meek and humhe son's shall see 

His table richly spread; 
And all that seek the Lord shall be 
With J03S im mortal fed. 

6 The isles shall know the rigliteousness 

Of our incarnate God ; 
And nations yet unborn, profess 
Salvation in his blood. 



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grave, 
save. 



Psalm 22. L. M. b 

^ Putney, Armley. 

Christ's sufferings and exaltition. 
1 "]Vr^^^ ^^^ '^ur mournful songs record 
JL^ The dying sorrows of our Lord ; 
When he complain'd in tears and blood, 
As one forsaken of his God. 

2The Jews beheld him thus forlorn , [scorn ; 
And shook their heads, and laugh'd in 
*^ He rescuM others from the 

. '* Now let him try himself to 

3 "This is the man did once pretend 
" God was his father and his friend ; 
*'• If God the blessed lov'd him so, 
" Why doth he fail to help him now ?" 

4 Barbarous people ! cruel priests ! 
How they stood round like savage 
Like lions gaping to devour, [beasts, 
When God had left him in their power. 

SThey wound his head,his hand8,his ieci^ 
'V\\\ streams of blood each other meet; 
By lot his garments they divide, 
And mock the pangs in which he died. 



6 But God his Father heard his cry ; 
Rais'd from the dead, he reigtis on high; 
The nations learn his righteousness. 
And humble sinners taste his grace. 

140 ( Psalm 89. 4th Part. CM. « 

) Christmas, Swanwick. 

Christ*8 medialorial kingdom ; or, his 

divine and human nature, 

ITTEAR wh.'itthc Lor J in virion said, 

JtJ. And made his meicy known : 

'•:!)i!i!iers, behold your help is laid, 

"On my Almighty Son. 

2 " Behold the man my v/isdom cliose 

" Among your mortal race ; 
*' His head my holy oil o*erflows, 
" The Spirit of my grace. 

3"High shall he reign on David's throne, 
" My people's better King ; 
" M/ arm shall beat his rivas down,. 
•* And still new subjects bring. 

4 "My truth shall guard him in his way, 

" With' mercy by his side, [sea, 
"W^hilein my name, through earth and 
" He shall in triumph ride. 

5 " Me. for his Father and his God 

" He shall forever own, 
" Gail me his rock, his high abode ; 
'* And I'll support my Son. 

6 *' My first-born Son, ari-ay'd in grace, 

*' At my right hand shall sit ; 
"Beneath him angels know their place, 
"■And monarchs. at his feet. 

7 " My covenant stands forever fast; 

'* My promises arc strong; [lii-t, 
" Firm as the heavens his throne shall 
"His seed endure as long." 

\Ai\ Psalm 99. 1st Part. S. M. « 
■*-^^ \ Sutton, Hopkins. 

Chri'^f*.'} kingdom and maje:iti/. 

1 nnHE God Jehovah reigns, 

.1. Let all the nations fear; 

Let sinners tremble at his throne, 

And saints be humble there. 

2 Jesus, the Saviour, reigns ! 
Let eartli adore its Lord ; 

Bright cherubs his nttendants stanc^. 
Swift to fulfil his word. 

3 In Zion is his throne, 

His honours are divine : [known, 
His church shall make his wonders 
For there his glories shine. 

4 How holy is his name ! 
How terrible his praise ! 

Justice, and truth, and judgment join 
In all his works of grace. 



142, 143 



INTERCESSION OF CHRIST. 



144, 145 



INTERCESSION OF CHRIST. 
^49) Hymn 36. B. 2. B,M. * 
^^"^ S Thacher, St. Thomas. 
Christ^ s intercessi07i. 

1 YE^ELL, the Redeemer's gone 

▼ T T* appear before our God, 
To sprinkle o'er the flaming throse 
With his ato ing blood. 

2 No fiery vengeance now, 

Nor burning wrath comes down; 
If justice call for sinners* blood, 
The Saviour shows his own. 

3 Befci-e his Father's eye 
Our humble suit he moves ; 

The Father lays his thunder by, 
Aad looks, and smiles, and loves. 

4 Now may our joyful tongues 
Oar Maker's honour sing ; 

Jesus, the Priest, receives our songs. 
And bears them to the King. 

5 [We bow before his face. 
And sound his glories high : 

" Hosanna to the God of grace, 
"Who lays thunder by,] 

6 " On earth thy mercy reigns, 
*' And triumphs all above ;** 

But,Lord,liow weak are mortal strains, 
To speak immortal love : 

7 [How jarring and how low 
Are all the notes we sing ! 

Sweet Saviour, tune our songs anew, 
And they shall please the King.] 

^4d'> Hymw 37. B. 2. CM. » 

1^0^ York, Braintree. 

The name. 
IT IFT up your eyes to the heav^enly 
JLi Where your Redeemer stays: [seat, 
Kind Intercessor, there he sits. 

And loves, and pleads, and prays. 
2 ' Twas well, my soui, he died for thee. 
And shed his vital bkod ; 
Appeas'd stern justice on the tree. 
And then arose to (iod. 

3 Petitions now, and praise may rise, 

And ssinis their offerings bring; 
The Priest, with his owji sHCrifice, 
Presents ihem to the King, 

4 [Let Papists trust what names they 

please, 
Their saints and angels boast; 
We've no such advccaies as these, 
Nor pruy to ih' heavenly iiost.] 

5 Jesus alone shall bear my cries 

Up to h:s Father's throne; 
He, de.irest Lord, peifumes my sighs, 
And sweetens every groan. 



6 [Ten thousand praises to the King ; 
Hosanna in the highest ; 
Tin thousand dianks our spirits bring 
To God, and to his Christ.] 

AAA} Hymn 145. B. 1. CM. ^ 

\ Christmas, Rochester. 
Christ and Aaron, 

1 XESUS, in thee our eyes behold 
«P A thousand glories more 
Than the rich gems and polish'd gold 

The sons of Aaron wore, 

2 They first their own burnt offerings 

brought, 
To purge themselves from sin; 
Thy life was pure without a spot. 
And all thy nature clean. 

3 [Fresh blood, as constant as the day. 

Was on their altar spilt ; 
But thy one offering takes away. 
Forever, all oar guilt.] 

4 [Their priesthood ran through several 

For mortal was their race ; [hands, 
Thy never-changing office stands 
Eternal as thy days.] 

5 [Once, in the circuit of a year, 

With blood, but not his own, 
Aaron within the veil appears 
Before the golden throne. 

6 But Christ by his own powerful blood. 

Ascends abnve the skies. 
And in the presence of oar God 
Siiews his own sacrifice,] 

7 Jesus, the King of glory, re'gns 

On Zion's heavenly hill, 
Looks like a Lrimb that has been slain. 
And wears his priesthood btill. 

8 He ever lives to intercede 

Before his Father's face: 
Give I'.im, njy sou^ thy cause to plead, 
N(jr doubt the Father's grace. 

.4^} Hymn 12. B.2. CM. X 

^"^^{ Abridge, Barby. 

Christ i; t/ie substance of the Levitical priesthood, 

Ifj'^HE tvue Messiaii now appears, 

I Ibe types are ail withdrawn : 
So fiy the shadows and the stars. 
Before the rising dawn. 

2 No smoking sweets, nor bleeding lambs. 

Nor kid, nor ballock slain; 
Incense and spice, of costly names. 
Would ail be burnt in vain. 

3 Aaron must lay his robes away, 

His mitre and his vest, 
When God himself comes down to be 
The offering and the priest. 



146, 147 



CHARACTERS AND OFFICES OF CHRIST. 



148, 149 



4 He took our mortal flesh, to show 

The wonders of his love > 
For us he paid his life below, 
And prays for us above. 

5 " Father/' he cries, " forgive their 

** For I myself have died ; [sins, 
And then he shows his open'd veins. 
And pleads his wounded side, 

AAal Psalm 2. S. M. » 

^^^ S Silver-Street, Dover. 

Cfiritt (tying, risings interceding^ and reigning, 

1 [IV/f^AKEK and sovereign Lord 

irl. Of heaven, and earth, and seas^ 
Thy pro\idence confirms thy word, 

And answers thy decrees, 
3 The things so long foretold 
By David, are fuihllM, 
When Jews and Gentiiesjoin to slay 
Jesus, thine holy chiid ] 

3 Why did the '^rcnliles ra^je, 
And Jews, with one accord, 

Bend all their counsels to destroy 
Th* Anointed of the Lord ? 

4 Rulers and kings agree 
To form a vain d<»sign ; 

Against the Lord their powers unite, 
Against his Christ they join. 

5 The L,ord derides their rage, 
And will support his throne ; 

He who hath rais'd him from the dead 
Hath own'd him for his Sou. 
Pause. 

6 Now he's ascended high, 
And asks to rule the eart-i ; 

The merit of his biood he pie; ds. 
And pleads his heavenly birth. 

7 He asks, and God besiows 
A large inheritance : 

Far as tlie world's lemotest ends 
His kingdom shall advance. 

8 The nation-3 that rebel 
Must feel his iron rod ; 

He'll vindicate those hon urs well 
Which he received from God, 

9 [Be wise, ye rulers, now, 
Aud wo: ship at his throne; 

With trembling joy, ye people, bow 
To God's exalted Sm. 

10 If Dice his wraih arise, 
Ye perish on the place; 

Then blessed is the soul that flies 
For refuge to his giace.J 

4dn\ Psalm 2. CM. « or b 
*^'3 Dundee, Bith. 

The name. 

1 \Mr^'^Y did the nations join to slay 

Tf The Lord'ie anointed Son? 



Why did they cast his laws away. 
And tread his gospel down ^ 

2 The Lord, who sits above the skies, 

Derides their rage below. 
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes, 
And strikes their spirits through. 

3 " I call him my eternal Son, 

"And raise him from the dead; 
**I make my holy hill his throne, 
" And wide his kingdom spread. 

4 •* Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy 

"The utmost heathen lands: 
" 'I'hy rod of iron shall destroy 
" The rebel who withstands." 

5 Be wise, ye rulers of the eartli, 

Obey th anointed Lord, 
Adore the King of heavenly birth, 
And tremble at his word. 

6 With humble love address his throne ; 

For if he frown, ye die ; 
Those are secure, and those alone. 
Who on his grace rely. 

CHARACTERS AND OFFICES Olf 
CHRIST. 

AAQ.} Hymn 13. B. 1. L. M. « 

1'4:0 ^ Gloucester^ Leeds, China. 

The Son of God incarnate ; o^, the 
titles and the kingdom of Christ. 

1 rilFIE lands that lon^ in darkness lay 

JL Now have beheld a heavenly light ; 
Nations that sat in death's cold shade 
Are blest with beams divinely bright. 

2 The virgin's promis-d Son is born \ 
Behold th' expected Child appear! 
What shall his names or titles be ? 
*^The WoNDERFULjthe Couksellor !" 

3 [This infant is the Mighty God, 
Come to be suckled and ador'd; 
Th' Eternal Father, Prince of Peace^ 
The Son of David, and his Lord.] 

4 The government of earth and sea» 
Upon his shoulders shall be laid ; 
His wide douiinion still increase. 
And honours to his name be paid, 

5 Jesus, the holy Child, shall sit 
High on his father David's throne ; 
Shall crush his foes beneath his feet, 
And reign to ages yet unknown. 

149? Hymn 132. B. 2. CM. m 
\ Cambridge, St. James. 
The offices of Christ, 
^Wf^ bless the Propht tof the Lord, 
f T That cornes with truth and 
Jesus, thy Spirit and thy word [grace ; 
Shall lead us in thy ways. 



150 



CHARACTERS AND OFFICES OF CHRIST. 



151 



2 We reverence our High-Priest above. 

Who offer'd up his b*ood ; 

And lives to carry on his love. 

By pUading with our God. 

3 We honour our exalted King ; 

How sweet are his commands ! 
He guards our souls from hell and sin, 
By his Almighty hands. 

4Hosanna to his glorious name, 
Who saves by different ways; 
His mercies lay a soveieiga claim 
To our immortal praise. 

A Kfl^ Hymn 146. B. 1. L. M. « 
lOU^ Wells, Antigua. 

Characters of Chrht^ borroived from 

inanimate tldngfi, 
1[#^0, worship at ImmanuePs feet, 
\y^ See in his face what wonders meet! 
Earth is too narrow to express 
His worth, his glory, or his grace.] 

2 [The whole creation can afford 
But some faint shadows of my Lord ; 
Nature, to make his beauties known, 
Must mingle colours not her owji.] 

3 [Is he compared to wine or bread ? 
Dear Lord, our souls would thus be fed : 
That flesh, that dying blood of thine, 
Is bread of life, is heavenly wine.] 

4 [Is he a tree I The world receives 
Salvation from his healing leaves : 
That righteous branch, that fruitful 

bough 
Is David's root and offspring too.] 

5 [is he a rose ? Not Sharon yields 
Such fragrancy in all her fields : 
Or if the lily he assume, 

The valleys bless the rich perfume.] 

6 [Is he a vine f His heavenly root 
Supplies the boughs ^\Tth life and fruit: 
O let a lasting union join 

My soul to Christ, the living vine !] 

7 [Is he the head ? Each member lives, 
And owns the vital powers he give* ; 
The saints below, and saints above. 
Joined by his Spirit and his love.] I 

-fj [Is he a fountain ? There I bathe. 
And heal the plague of sin and death ; 
These waters all my soul renew. 
And cleanse my spotted garments too.] 

9 [Is he a fire ? HeMl purge my dross ; 
But the true gold sustains no loss ; 
Like a refiner shall he sit, 

And tread the refuse with bis ^^^.i^^ 

10 [Is he a rock? How firm he proves ! 
The Rook of Ages never moves; 



Yet the sweet streams that from him flow 
Attend us all the desert through.] 

11 [Is he a way? He leads to God; 
The path is drawn in lines of blood'; 
There would I walk, with hope and zeal' 
Till I arrive at Zion's hill.] ' 

12 [Is he a door? Pll enter in: 
Behold the pastures large and green ; 
A paradise — divinely fair; 

None but the sheep have freedom there.] 

13 [Is he designed a corner-stone 
For men to build their heaven upon ? 
I'll make him my fouudution too, 
Nor fear the plots of hell below.j 

14 [Is he a temple ? 1 adore 

Th' indwelling majesty and power; 
And still to this most holy place. 
Whene'er I pray, I turn my face.^ 

15 [Is he a star? He breaks the night, 
Piercing the shades with dawning light; 
I know his glories from afar, 

I know the bright, the morning-star.] 

16 [Is he a sun? His beams are grace, 
His course is joy, and righteousness ; 
Nations rejoice, when he appears 
To chase their clouds, and dry their tears.] 

17 [O let me climb those higher skies, 
Where storms and darkness never rise : 
There he displays his power abroad. 
And shines aijd reigns th' Incarnate God.] 

18 [Nor earth, nor seas, nor sun,nor stars^ 
Nor heaven his full resemblance bears; 
His beauties we can never trace, 
Till we behold him face to face.J 



151 \ 

st Part. ( 



Ail 



Hymn 149. B. 1. L. M. « 
Green's Hundredth, Bath. 

The offices of Christ. 
Ol N all the names of love and power. 
That ever men or angels bore ^ 
are too mean to ppeak his worth- 
Or set Imn^anuel's glory forth. 

2 But 1 what condescending way« 
He takes to teach his heavenly grace ! 
My eyes with joy and wonder see 
What forms of love he bears for me» 

3 [The " Angol of the covenant" stands 
With his commission in his hands. 
Sent from his Father's milder throne. 
To make the great salvation known.] 

4 [Great Prophet' let me bless thy name ; 
By thee the joyful tidings came 

Of wrath appeas'd, of sins forgiven. 
Of hell «ubdu*d, and peace with Hcavcni^ 



151 



CHARACTERS AND OFFICES OF CHRIST. 



152, 153 



Ti [My bright Example, and iny Guide, 
I would be Avalkiug near lliy side ; 

let me never run astray, 
Nor follow the forbidden way !] 

6 [1 love my Shepherd — he shall keep 
My wandering soul among his sheep : 
He feeds his flock, he calls their names. 
And in his bosom bears the lambs."] 

7 [My Surety undertakes my cause, 
AnswVing his Father's broken laws ; 
Behold my soul at freedom set, 
My Surety paid the dreadful debt.] 

,?> [Jesus, my great High PrieFt,has died — 
J seek no sacrifice beside ; 
His blood did once for all atone, 
And now he pleads before the throne.] 

[My Advocate appears on high — 
Tiie Father lays his thunder by ; 
Not all that earth or hell can say 
Shall turn my FatLer's heart away.] 

10[My Lord, my Conqueror,and myKing, 

1 liy sceptre and thy sword 1 sing : 
Thine is the Tictory, and I sit 

A Joyful subject at thy feet.] 

11 [Aspire, my soul, to glorious deeds ; 
Tlie Captain of Salvation leads ; 
March on, nor fear to win the day, 
Though death and hellobstruct tlie way.] 

12 [Should death, and hell, and powers 

unknovvn 
Put all their forms of mischief on, 
I shall be safe ; for Christ displays 
Salvation in more sovereign ways.] 

151 I Hymn 147. B. 1. L.M. » 
2d Part. V Truro, Nev/court. 

y/r iiamcf< a^ul litks of Chris f. 

1 ["•'TTIIS from the treasures of his word 

■ I borrow titles for my Lord : 
Nov art nor nature can supply 
Suflicient forms of mnjesiy. 

S Bright image of the Father'.s face^ 
Shining with undiminifh'd rays ; 
Th"* eternal God's eternal Son, 
The heir and partner of his throne.] 

3 The King of Kings, the Lord mo=t high 
Writes his own name upon his thigh ; 
He wears a garment dipp'd in blood, 
And breaks the nations with his rod. 

4 Where grace can neithermelt nor move, 
The Lamb resents his injur'd love; 
Awakes his wrath without delay, 
And Judah's Lion tears the prey. 

5 But when for works of peace he comes, 
What winning titles he assumes; 



I " Light of the world, and Life of men ;'' 
Nor bears those cljaracters in vain. 

6 With tender pity in liis heart, 
He acts the 5lediator's part; 

A friend and brother he appears, 
And well fulfils the names he wears. 

7 At length the Judge his throne a.«cends, 
Divides the rebels from his friends, 
And saints in full fruition prove 
His rich variety of love. 

ajz.jI HY3rx61. B. 1. L, M. » 

LO^J 97th Psalm, NewcSanrt. 

Christ cur High Priest and Ktvg ; and 
Christ coming to judgment. 

1 l^fOW to the Lord, that makes tis 
±% know 

The wonders of his dying love, 
Be humble honours paid below, 
And strains of nobler praise above. 

2'Twas he that cleans'd our foulest sins, 
And wash'd us in his richest blood ; 
'Tis he that makes us priests and kings. 
And brings us rebels near to God. 

3 To Jesus, our atoning Priest, 
To Jesus, our superior King, 
Be eveijastiug power confess'd. 
And every tongue hh glory sing, 

4 Behold on flying clouds he comes, 
And every eye shall see him move ; 
Though with our sins we pierc'd him 

once, 
Then he displays liis pardoning love. 

5 The unbelieving world fhall wail. 
While we rejoice to see the day: 
Come, Lord ; nor \ei thj promise fail, 
Nor let thy chariots long delay. 

153 / Hymn 148. B. 1. H. M. « 
1st Part. \ Portsmouth. 

71ic nci7nrs and titles of Christ. 

1 ["l^^ITH chceiful voice I sing, 

? T Th3 titles rf my Lord, 
And borrow all the names 
Of honour from liis word. 
Nature and art ! Sntncient forms 
Can ne'er supply j Of majesty. 

2 In Jesus we behold 

ilis Father's glorious face, 
Shining forever bright 
With miid and lovely rays. 
Th' etcrn;il God'sj Liheri'fs and 
Eternal Son [Partakes the throne.} 

> The sovereign King of Kings, 
The Lord of Lords most hi[;h, 
Writes his own name upon 
His garment and his thigh. 



153 



ADDRESSES TO CHRIST. 



154 



He rules the earth 
With iron rod. 



His name is cr»ll'd 
'The Word ofGod/ 

4 Where premises and grace 
Can neither nit-lt nor move, 
'I'he angry L^tmb resents 
The injuries of liis love ; 

Awakes his wrath i As lions roar 
Without delay , | And tear the prey 

5 But when for works of peace 
'I'he great RedecTier comes, 
What gentle characters, 
Whit titles he assumes: 



"Light ojitne world|Nor will he bear 
"And Life ofmen;"jThose names in va 



|Th( 

6 Immense compassion reigns 
In our ImmanuT's heart. 
When he descends to act 
A Mediator's p;n t : 



vain. 



He is a friend. 
And brother too; 



Divinely kind. 
Divinely true. 

At length the Lord, the Judge, 
His awful throne ascends. 
And drives the rebels far 
From favourites and friends : 



Then shall thesair.t) 
Completely prove 



The heights & depths 
Of all his love. 



153 / Hymn 150. B. 1. H. M. m 
2d Part. \ Portsmouth. 

T/ie offices of Cfirht. 

1 XOIN all the glorious names 
•f Of wisdom, love, and power, 
T'hat ever mortals knew, 

That angels ever bore : 
All are too mean j Too mean to set 
To speak his worth. j My Saviour forth. 

2 But, O what gentle terms. 
What condescendifig way:i 
Doth fur Redeemer use 

To teach his heavenly grace ! 
Mine eyes with joy I What forms of love 
And wonder see I He bears for nie. 

3 [/Vrray'd in mortal flesh. 
He, like aa angel, stands 
And holds the promises 
And pardons in his hands : 

C' mmission'd from j To make his grace 
His Father's throne, j To moiials known.] 

4 [Great I'rophet of my God, 
My tongue would bless thy name ; 
By thee the joyful news 

Of our salvation came ; 
The joyful news! (^f hell subdu*d. 
Of sins forgiven,! AndpeacewithHeav*n] 

5 [Be thou my Counsellor, 
My Pattern and my Guide; 

H 



And through this desert land 
Still keep me near thy side. 
O let niy feet j Nor rove, ncr seek 
Ne'er run astray | The crooked way.} 

6 [I love my Shepherd's voice; 
H's watcitful eyes shall keep 
My wanderii.g soul among 
Tlic thousands of his sheep: 

He fredshisflockl His bosom bears 
He cailsthcirnarnesjl The tender lambs.l 

7 [1^1 this dear Surety's hand 
Will I c!)mn"»it my cnuse ; 
He answers and fulfils 

His r\.ther's broken laws. 
Behold my soul i My Surttv paid. 
At freedom set ! j The dreadful debt.] 

8 [lesus, my great High Priest, 
Oft' r'd his blood, and diedt 
My guilty conscience seeks 
No sacrifice beside. 



His powerful blood 
Did once atone ; 



And now it pleads 
Before the throne] 

9 [My Advocate) appears 
For my defence on high ; 
The Father bows his ear. 
And lays his thunder by. 

Not all that hell ] Shall turn his heart, 
Or sin can say 1 His love away.] 

10 [My dear almighty Lord, 
My conqueror and my Ki'g, 
Thy scepfe, and thy sword, 
Thy reigning grace, I sing. 

Thine is the power;! In willing bonds 
Behold 1 sit I Before thy feet.} 

11 [Now let my soul arise. 

And tread the tempter down; 
My Captain leads me forth 
To conquest and a crown. 
A feeble saint I Tho' death and hell 
Shall win the day,| Obstruct the way.] 

12 Sh uld all the hosts of death. 
And powers of hell unknown. 
Put their most dreadful forma 
Of rage and mischief on, 

I shall be safe ; I Superior power 
For Christ displays! And guardian grace. 

ADDRESSES TO CHRIST. 
\KaI Hymn 62. B. 1. CM. » 
Ad-t ^ Exeter, Swan wick. 
Chrint Jesufi, the Lamb o/God^ wor- 

shifified by all the creation, 
1 i^ OME, let us join our cheerful songs 
\J With angels round the throne ; 
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues. 

But all tiieir joys are one. 
2**Worthj the Lamb that died,"they cry* 
♦♦To be exalted thus;" ^'' 



J55 



ADDRESSES TO CHRIST. 



156, 157 



*' Worthy the Lamb," our lips rcp'y, 
" For he w;is slain for u>i.'* 
3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honour and power divine ; j 

And blessings, moie than we can give, 
Be, Lord, forever thine. 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky, 

And air, and earth, and seis. 
Conspire to hft thy glories high, 
And speak thine endless praise. 

5 The whole creation join in one, 

To bless the sacred name 
Of him, that sits upon the thrrne, 
And to adore the Limb. 



155 i HymnI. B. 1. CM. » 

1st Part i Parma, Devizes. 

A new song to the Lamb t/iaf ivns ilnin, 

1T>EHC)LD the glories » f the Lamb, 
•*^ Amidst his Father's throne : 
Prepare new honours f<T his name, 
And songs before unknown. 

2 Let elders worship at his feet, 

The church adore aroutul. 
With vials full of odours sweet. 
And harps of sweeter sound, 
o Those are the pr.iyers of all the saints. 
And these the hymns they raise : 
Jesus is kind to our complaints. 
He loves to hear our praise. 

4 [Eternal Father, wlio shall look 

Into thy secret wil > 
. Who but the Son shall t.kti that book, 
And open every sea) ? 

5 He shall fulfil thy great decrees, 

The Son deserves it well ; 
Lo, in his hand the sovereign keys 
Of heaven, and death, and heil ! 

6 Now to the L^irnb, that once was slain, 

Be endless bles.sings paid ; 
Salvation, glory, joy ren)ain 

Forever on thy head. 
7Thou hast redeem^ our souls with blood, 

Hast set the prisoners i'rae ; 
Hast made us k ings and priests to Ciod, 

And, we shall reign with thee. 

S The worlds of nature and of grace 

Are put beneath thy power; 
Then shorten these delaying days, 
And biing the promised liour. 

155 I 1ITMN148. B. 2, C. M. * 
2d Part. \ St. Anns, Baiby. 

God reconciled in Christ^ 
1 "TkEAKEST of all the names above, 
.1" My Jesus, and my God! 



Who can resist thy heavrnly love, 
Or tr.fle with thy blood ? 

2 'Tis by the merits of thy death 

'Ihe Father smiles again ; 
*Tis by thine interceding breath 
The Spirit dwells with men. 

3 Till God in human flesh I see, 
i My thouj^hts no comfort find ; 

. The holy, just, and sacred Three 
Are terrors to my miid. 

4 But if Immanuers face appear, 

My hope, my joy begins ; 
His name forbids my slavish fear. 
His grace removes my sins. 

5 While Jews on theif" own law rely, 

And Greeks of wisdom boast, 
I love th' incarnate mystery. 
And there I fix mv trust. 



156? 



Hymn 49. B. 1. C. IVT. X 
Abridge, Slade. 
I Thf worJcH of Aioses and the I^mb. 
j ITTOW strong thine arm is, mighty God, 

1 -"-*- Who would not fear thy name ? 
Jesu?!, how sweet thy graces are ! 

Who would not love the Lamb ? 

2 He has done mote than M-.ses did, 

Our Prophet and our King ; 
From bonds of hell he freed cur souls, 
And taught (ur lips to sing. 

3 In the Red Sea, by Moses* hand, 

The Egyptian host Avas drown'd ; 
But his own blood hides a 1 our sins. 
And guilt no more is found. 

4 When through the desfj t Israel went, 

With manna they were fed ; 

Our Lord invites us to his licsh, 

And calls it living bread. 
I 

5 Moses beheld the promis'd land, 

i Yet never reach'd thf place ; 
But Christ shall bring lii< followers home 
To see his Father's face. 

6 Then shall our love and joy be full, 

And f el a warmer flame, 
And sweeter vt)ices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 

157^ HvMN 79. B. 2. CM. « 

J Stade, Irish, Swan wick. 

Praine to the Redtfnner. 

l"pLUNG'D in a gulf of dark despair, 

.1 We wretchtd sinners lay, 

Without one cheerful beam of hope, 

Or spark cf glimmering day. 

2 With pitying eyes,the Prince of Grace, 

Beheld our he'pless grief; 
He saw— and (O amazing love.') 
He ran to our relief* 



158. 159 



ADDRESSES TO CHRI3T. 



159 



3 D )vv!i from the shining seus above 
Willi joyt'itl basic lie fi:;d, 
Eater'd me i^rave, iii monal fl sh, 
And dwelt" aaioiig the dead. 
4He spoil'd the powers •> f darkness thus, 
And brake v.mv inn chains; 
Jesus hus freed our capdve souls 
Fro.u everlistlo'^ pains. 

5 [In vain the baffled priixe of hell 

His curs d projects tries ; 
We that were doom'd his endless slaves, 
Are rai>'d above the skies.] 

6 O ! for this love, let rocks and hills 

Their lasting silence break, 
And all harmonious hnman tongues 
The S.iviour's praises speak. 

7 [Yes, we will praise thee, dearest Lord, 

Our souls are all on flame : 
Hos ima, ruund the spaci-jus e.a'th. 
To thine adortd iiiimc! 

8 Angels, assist our mighiy jo) s ; 

Strike all your harps ot gold ; 
B-it when you raise you; h'ghest notes, 
His love can ne'er be told ] 

akqI Byms 63. B. 1. L. M. » 
^*^^3 Old Hundred, Dunstan. 
Ch^'i-f,'} humiliation and exaliation. 
IXTtyTH ATequal honours shall we bring, 
f T Torhcc.O L-rd urGod.the Lt-i.rbJ 
When a]] the notes ll)ut anj;fc]s sing, 
Are far inferior to thj name? 

2 Worthy is he that once was slain, 
The Prince of life, that groau"'u and died; 
Worthy to rise, and live and reign 
At his a]riiight3' f'ather's side. 

3 Power and dominion are his duf, 
Who stood condemn''d at Pilate's bar ; 
Wisdom belongs to Jesus too, 
Tho' he was charg'd with madness here. 

4 All riches are his native right, 
Yet he sustain'd amazing loss : 
To him ascribe eternal might, 
Who left his weakness on the cross. 

5 Honour immortal must be paid, 
Instead of scandal atid of scorn; 
While glory shines around his head, 
And a bright crown without a thorn. 

6 Blessings forever on the Lamb, 
VVho bore the curse for wretched men ; 
Let angels sound his sacred name, 
And every creature say, Amen. 

159 } HYMX25. B. 1. L. M. « 
1st Part. S Eaton, China. 

A viaion of the Lamb. ! 



Behold amidst th' eternal throne 
A vision of the Lamb appears. 
1 [Glory Ids fleecy robe adorns, 
Mnrk'd with the bloody death he bore ; 
Seven are his eyes, and seven his horns, 
To speak his wisdom and his power. 

3 Lo, he receives a sealed book 
From him that sits upon the throne ; 
Jesus, my Lord, prevails to look 
On dark decrees, and things unknown.] 

4 All the assembling saints around 
Fall worshipping before tlie Lamb, 
And in new songs of gospel sound 
Address their honours to his' name. 

5 [The joy, the shout, the harmony 
Flies o^ex the everlasting hills ; 

" Worthy art thou alone," they cry, 
" To read the book, to loose the seals.''] 

6 Our voices join the heavenly strain. 
And with transporting pleasure sing, 
'* Wortiiy the Lamb that once was slain, 
" To be our Teacher and our King !" 

7 His words of prophecy reveal 
Eternal counsels, deep designs; 

His grace and vengeance shall fnlHI 
The peaceful and the dreadful line . 

8 Thou hast redeem'd our souls from ivJA 
With thine invalnab'e blood ; 

And wrctciios, that did once rebel, 
Are now made favourites of their God. 
QWorthy forever is the Lord, 
That died for treasons not lii? own. 
By every tongue to be adoiM, 
And dwell upon his Father's throne ^ 



HvMJv 21. B, 2. L. M. 
Nautwich, Dunstan. 



1 4 LL mortal vanities, be gone, [ears, 
jljL Nor tempt my eyes, nor tire my 



159 

2d Part. 

A song offiraUe to God the Redeemer. 

1 ~W ET the old heathens tune their song 
_i-J Of great Diana, and of Jove, 
Bu -.he sweet theme that moves my tongue 
Is my Redeemer and his love. 

2 Behold! a God descends and die.s, 
To save my soul from gaping hell ! 
Hov,' the black gulf, where Satan lies, 
Yawn'd to receive me when I fell I 

3 H>w justice frown'd,ind vengeance stood. 
To drive me down to endless pain I 
But the great Son propos'd his blood, 
And heavenly wrath grew mild again. 

4 Infinite lover I gracious Lord ! - 

To thee be endless honours given ; 
Thy wondrous name shall be ador'd, 
Round the wide earth,and wider heaven. 



ioO, 16i 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES, 



161, 162 



.pr^l Hymn 5. B. 2. L. M. « 
^^^^ Gloucester, Portogal. 

Longfnj!^ CO fi raise Chriat brtfer. 
1 IT ORD, when my thoughts with won- 
JSLi der roll 

O'er the sharp sorrows of thy soul, 
And read my Maker\s broken laws, 
RepaJrM and honourM by thy cross ; 

? When T behold death, hell, and sin, 
Vanquish'd by that dear blood ofthine. 
And see the man, that groaned and dy\l, ; 
Sit glorious by his Father^s side ; 

?■ My passions rise and soar above ; 
Pm wingM with faith, and fii'd with Jove; 
Fain would 1 reach eternal things, 
And learn the notes that Gabriel sings. 

4 But my heart fails, my tongue complains 
i'or want of their immortal strains; 
And in such humble lioles as these 
Falls far below thy victories. 
Well, the kind minute must appear, 
When we shall leave these bodies here. 
These clogs of clay — and mount on high, 
'J'o join the songs above the sky. 



(V^'X'V'V/l WA 



DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL, 

ALPHABETICALLV ARKANUEI). 
ADOPTION. 

161 \ Hymn 64 B. 1. S M. « 
],st Part. V Froome, Germany, Dover. 

1 "OEHOLD what wondrous grace 
J3 ITie Father hath bestow 'd 

On sinners of a mortal race, 
To call tliem sons of God ! 

2 'Tis no surprising thing, 
T.'hdt we should b» unknown ; 

The Jewish world k(iew nut their King, 
God's everlasting Son. 

3 Nor doth it yet appear 

How great we must be ma('e ; 
But when we see cur Saviour here, 
We shall be like our Htad. 

4 A hope so much divine 
Mav trials well eJidure, 

May purge our souls from sense and sin, 
As Christ the Lord is pure. 

5 If in my Father's love 
1 share a hli-1 patt, 

Send down thy Spirit live a dove, 
To rest upon my heait. 

6 We would no lopiger lie, 

Like slaves, benea-h the throne; 
Our taitli shall Abba, Ft her, cry, 
And thou the kindied own. 



161 f HtMNl43. B. 1. CM. a 

2(1 Part. \ Canterbury, Dundee. 

Characters of the children of God, from 

several icri/Uures. 

IAS new born b-ibes desire the breast 

JV. To feed, and grow, and thrive; 

So saints with joy the gospel taste, 

And by the gospel live. 
2[With inward gust tlieir heart approves 

All that the world relates ; 
They love tlie men their Father loves. 
And hate the works he hates.] 

3 [Not all the flattering baits on earth 

Can make them slaves to lust ; 
Toey can't forget ihcir hea\ enly birth. 
Nor grovel in the <lust. 

4 Not all the chains that tyrants use 

Shall bind tlieir souls to vice : 
Faith, like a conqueror, can produce 
A thousnnd victories] 

5 [Grace, like an uncorrupted seed, 

Abides and reigns witiun ; 
Immortal principlc-« forbid 
The sons of God to sin ] 

6 [Nit by the tenors of a slave 

Do tiiey perform his will, 
But with the noblest powers ihey have 
His sweet commands fulfil.] 

7 They find access at every hour, 

To God within t:ie veil ; 
Henee they derive a quickening power, 
And joys that never fail. 

8 O happy souls ! O glorious state 

Of overflowing grace! 
To dwell so near their Father's seat, 
And see his lovely face, 

9 Lord, I address thy heavenly throne ; 

Call me a child of thine, 
Send down the Spirit of thy Son 
To form my heart divine. 

lOThereshed thy choicest loves abroad. 

And make mv comforts strong: 
Then shall 1 1 >y,' **My Father, God," 
With an unwavering tongue. 

ATONEMENT. 

i f?9 > Psalm 40. 2d Part. C M. * 
^^^ S St. Davids, Mear. 

The incarnation and dacrifce of Chriat, 
in^HUS saith the Lord, *' Your work 
•*■ is vain, 

" Give your burnt < fferings o'er ; 
" In dying goats and bullocks slain, 

"My soul delightb no mote." 
2Then spake the Saviour, **Lo, I'm here, 

**Aly God, to do thy will; 



163 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 



164, 105 



*' Whale'er thy sacred bonks declare, 
"Thy servant shall fulfil. 

3 " Thy law is ever in my sight, 

**I keep it near my henrt ; 
** Mine ears are open with delight 
**To what thy lips impart.'' 

4 And see, the blest Redeemer comes ! 

The eternal Son appears ! 
And at the appointed time assumes 
The body God prepares. 

5 Much he revcal'd his Father's grace, 

And much his truth he show'd, 
And preach'd the way of righteousness, 
Where great assemblies stood. 

6His Father's honour touch'd his heart, 
He pitied sinnners' ciies. 
And, to fulfil a Saviour's part, 
Was made a sacrifice. 
Pausk. 

7 No blood of beasts, on altars shed, 

Could wash the conscience clean ; 
But the rich sacrifice he paid 
Atones for all our sin. 

8 Then was the great salvati ^n spread, 

And Satan's kingdom shook ; 
Tnusby the woman's promis'd Seed 
The ss.rpeiit's liead was broke. 

4R^l Psalm 40. L. M. « 

^^'^\ ^ Bath, Italy. 

Christ our pucrijice. 

If liFIE wonders, Lord, thy love has 

JL wrought. 

Exceed our praise, surmount our thought; 

Should I attempt the long detail, 

My speech would faint, my numbers fail. 

2 No blood of beasts on altars spilt, 
Can cleanse the soul? of men from guilt ; 
But thou hast set before our eyes 
An all-sufficient sacrifice. 

3 Lo ! thine eternal Son appears ; 
To thy designs he bows his ears ; 
Assumes a body well preparM, 
And well performs a work so hard. 

4'' Behold, I come," (the Saviour cries 
With love and duty in his eyes,) 
** I come to bear the heavy load 
"Of sins, and do thy will, ray God. 

5 ''' 'Tis written in thy great decree, 
^' 'Tis in thy book foretold of me, 
** I must fulfil the Saviour's part ; 
*' And, lo I thy law is in my heart. 

fe'^-rU magnify thy holy law, 
*' And rebels to obedience draw, 
** When on my cross I'm lifted high, 

^' Or to my . crown above the sky. 

H2 



7 " The Spirit shall descend, and show 
" What thou hast done, and what I do; 
" The wondering world shall learn thy 

grace, 
'* Thy wisdom and thy righteousness.'* 



164 

1st Part. 



Hymn 155. 
Durham, 



B. 2. C M. 
St. Anns. 



'V'r 



Christ our passover. 
the destroying angel flies 
o Pharaoh's stubborn land ! 
The pride and flower of Egypt dies 

By his vindictive hand. 

2 He pass'd the tents of Jacob o'er, 

Nor pour'd the wrath divine : 

Pie snw the blood on every door. 

And bless'd the peaceful sign. 

3Thus the appointed Lamb must bleed. 

To breik the Egyptian yoke: 
Tims Israel is fiom bondage freed. 
And 'scapes the angel's stroke. 

4 Lord, if my heart were sprinkled too, 

With blood so rich as thine. 
Justice no longer would pursue 
Thi» guilty soul of mine. 

5 Jesus our passover was slain, 

And has at once procur'd 
Freedom from Satan's heavy chaii^ 
And God's avenging sword. 

164 ) Hymn 118. B. 2. L. M. SK 
2d Part. \ Newcourt, Antigua. 

The priesthood of Christ. 

1 O LOOD has a voice to pierce the skies; 
-^ Revenge ! the blood of Abel cries ; 
But the dear stream, when Christ was 

slain, 
Speaks peace as loud from every vein. 

2 Pardon and peace from God on high, 
Behold he lajs his vengeance by j 
And rebels, that deserve his sword. 
Become the favourites of the Lord. 

3 To Jesus let our praises rise, 
Who gave his life a sacrifice : 
Now he appears before his God, 
And for our pardon pleads his blood, 

COMMUNION WITH GOD. 

ac*k\ Psalm 23. L. M. « 

^^^ 5 Newcourt, Italy. 

God our shepherd . 
1 Ik/jfY shepherd is the living Lord ; 
i^ J. Now shall my wants be well snp- 
His providence and holy word [ply'd ; 
Become my safety and my guide. 



166 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



2 In pastures where salvation grows 
He makes nie i'eed^ he makes me rest ; 
There living water c;enl!y flows, 
And all the food divinely blest. 

3 My Avaiidering feet hi« ways mistake, 
• But he restores my soul to peace; 

And leads me, for his n.ercy's sake, 
In the fair paths of righteousness. 

4 Though I walk through the gloomy vale, 
Where death and all its terrors Bre, 
My heart and hope sliall never fail, 
For God my shepherd"'s with me there. 

5 Amid the darkness and the deeps, 
Thou art my comfort, thou my stay ; 
Thy staff supports my feeble steps, 
Thy rod directs my doubtful way. 

t> The sons of earth and sons of hell 
Gaze at thy goodness, and repine 
To see my table spread so well. 
With living bread and cheerful wine. 

7 [How I rejoice, wlltn on my head 
Thy Spirit condescends to rest I 
"'TIS a divine anointing, shed 
Like oil of gladness at a feast. 

^ Surely the niercies of the* Lord 
Attend his household all their days ; 
There will I dwell to hear his word, 
To seek his face, and sing his praise.] 



166 1 



PsAi.JM 23. C M. «f 

Braintree, Mear. 
The same. 

1 "V/fY shepherd will supply my need, 
jJ/m. Jehovah is his name ; 

In pastures fresh he makes me feed, 
Beside the living stream. 

2 He brings my wandering spirit back, 

Whefl I forsake his ways ; 
And leads m'^, for h's mercy's sake. 

In paths (if truth and grace. 
aWhen I walk ih'ongh the shades of death, 

Thv presence is my stay ; 
A word of thy supporti! g breath 

Drives all my fjars away. 
iThy hand, in sight of all my foes, 

Doth still mv table spread; 
My cup V'ith blessings overflows. 

Thine oil anoints my head. 

5 The sure provisions of my God 

Attend me all my days; 
O m<>y thine house be mine abode, 
And all my wnjk be praise. 

6 There would I find a settled i-est, 

(V\'hile others go and come) 
Ko more a stranger, nor a guest, 
But like a cliiid at home. 



167 ( 



167, 168 

b 



Psalm 23. S. M. 
Shi; land, Froome. 
• 77?e same. 

1 fTlHE Lord mv shepherd is, 

i I shall be well supply'd: 
Siiiie he is mine, and I am his, 
What Can I want beside? 

2 He leads me to the place 
Where heavenly pasture grows, 

Where living waters gently pass, 
And full salvation flows. 

3 If e'er I go astray. 

He d'th my soul recl.iim, 
And guidt^s me in his own right way. 
For his most holy name. 

4 While he afF<jrds his aid, 
I cannot yield to ff-;ar; 

Thougli I should walk through deatli's 
dark shade. 
My sheplurd's with me there. 

5 In sight of all my foes 
Thou dost my table spread ; 

My cup with blessings overflows, 
And joy exalts my head. 

6 The bounties of tl.y love 

Shall crown my f-limving days; 
Nor from thy house will 1 retnove. 
Nor cease to speak thy praise. 



168] 



Psalm 7:i, 2d Part. C. M. b 
Rochester, Arundel. 

God onr portion lure and hvrcafnr, 

1 /~^()D, my supporter and my hope, 
vX My ht Ip forever near, 

Thine arm f)f mercy held me up. 
When sinking ia despair. 

2 Thy counsels. Lord, shall guide my feet 

Thr«>ugh this dark wiUierness; 
Thii-e h ind conduct me ne ir ihy seat, 
T'o dwell before thy ftce. 

3 Were I in heaven without my Ciod, 

'Twould be lo joy to me ; 
And while this earth is my abode, 
I long f.r none but thie. 

4 \V hat if the sprii>gs < f ife were broke. 

And 41i'sh and heart shf^uld faint ; 
God is my soul's eternal rock, 
The strength of every saint. 

5 Behold the sinni . ^ that remove 

Far from thy presence, die ; 
Not all the idol gods they love 
Can save them when they cry. 

6 But to draw near to thee, my God, 

Shall be mv sweet emplov ; 
My tongue shall sound thy works abroad, 
And tell Uie world my joy. 



169, iro 



COMMUNION WITH GOU. 



i7i,,n2 



a 



AaQl Hymn 94. B. 2 CM. 
•"•^^J St. Ams, Abridge. 
God my only /iu/i/iin.:ss, 

1 '\/^y God, my portion, and my love, 

ItI. My everlistiiig all! 
I've oone but thee in heaven above, 
Or on this earthiy ball. 

2 [What empty things are all the skies, 

An-1 this inferior clod ! 
There's nothing here deserves my joys ; 
Tlie?e's notliing like my Gud.j 

3 [la vain the bright, the burning sun 

Scatters his feeble light ; 
'1 is thy sweet beams create my noon ; 
If thou withdraw, 'tis night. 

■4 And while upon my restless bed 
Among the shades I roll, 
If my Redeemer shows his head, 
*Tis morning with my soul.] 

5 To thee 1 owe my wealth, and friends, 

And health, and safe .il)tKle : 
Thanks to thy name for meaner things, 
But they aie not my God. 

6 How vain a toy is glittering wealth, 

If once compar'd to thee ! 
Or what's my safety, or my health, 
Or all my friends, to me? 

7 Were I possessor of the earth, 

And cali'd tlie stirs mine own, 
Without thy graces, and thyself, 
I were a wretch undone. 

8 Let others stretch their tirms like seas. 
And grasp in all the shore ; 

me the visits of thy face, 
I desire no more. 



Grant 
And 



170^ 



Hymn 93. B. 2. S. M. » 
Dover, Pel ham. 
G )d all^ and in all. 

1 ^I'Y Go:^, my life, my love, 
-LtA To thee, lo thee I call ; 

I canu' t iive Iff thou remove, 
For thou art all in all. 

2 [Thy shi.ing grice can cheer 
This dungeon where I dwell: 

'Tis paradise when thou -rt ftei*e; 
If thou depart, 'tis hell.] 

3 [The sni!iings of thy f ice, 
How amiable they are! 

'Tis heaven to rest in thine embrace, 
A':d no where else but tlitre.] 

4 [To thee, :;nd thee alone. 
The angels owe their biiss ; 

I'hey sit around thy gracious throne. 
And dwell where Jesus is.] 

5 [Not all the harps above 
Caa make a heavenly place, 



If Gid his residence remove, 
Or but co!iceal his ftce ] 

6 Nor earth, nor all the sky 
Can one d 'light afford ; 

No. not a drop of red jny, 
Without thy presence, Lord. 

7 Thou ait t!ie sei of love, 
Where all my pleasur s roll ; 

The circle where my p issions move,. 
And centre of my soul. 

8 [To thee my spi its fly. 
With infinite desire ; 

And yet hnv far from thee I lie f 
Dear Jv^sus, raise me higher,] 



Hymn 15. B 2. L. M. » 

Eaton, 97th Psalm. 
The enjorjment of Chriit ; or, delight imuorsUi/f. 



ill] 

The enjoi 

1 BilAR from my thoughts, vain world, 
Ml be 2:one ; 

Let my nligious hours alone : 

Fain would Ji»y eyes my Saviour see ; 

I wait a visit, Lord, from thee '. 

2 My heart grows warm with holy fire, 
And kindles with a pure dt.sire : 
Come, my dear Jesus, from above, 
And feed my soul with heavenly love. 

3 [The trees of life immortal stand 

In blooming rows at thy right hand ; 
And, in sweet murmurs by their side, 
Rivers of bliss perpetual glide. 

4 Haste thpn, but with a .'smiling face, 
And spread the table of thy t^race ; 
Bring down a taste of truth 'divine, 
And cheer my heart with sacred wine ] 

5 Bless'd Jesus, what delicious fare ! 
How sweet thy entertainments are I 
Never did angels taste above 
Redeeming grace, and dying love. 

6 Hail ! great Immanuel,, all divine I 
In thee thy Father's glories shine-: 
Thou brightest, sweetest, fairest One, 
That eyes have seen, or angels known I 

^ij2 I IIymn 16. B. 2. L. M. 

I 



Portugal, Dunstan, Castle-Street. 



LORD, what a heaven of saving grace 
Shines through the beauties of thy 
face, 
And lights our passions to a flam* ; 
Lord, how we love thy charming name, 

2 When I can say, my God is mine, 
When I can feel thy glories shine, 

I tread the world beneath roy feat^ 
And all that earth call» good or great. 

3 While such a scene of sacred joys 
Our yapturM eyes and soul enaploys, 



173, 174 

Here we could sit, and gaze 
A long, an everlasting day. 

4 Well, we shall quickly pass the night, 
To the fair coasts of perfect light ; 
Then shall our joyful senses rove 
O'er the dear object of our love. 

5 [There shall we drink full draughts of 

bliss. 
And pluck new life from heavenly trees; 
Yet now and then, dear Lord, bestow 
A drop of heaven on worms below. 

6Send comforts down from thy right hand. 
While we pass through this barren land; 
And in thy temple let us see 
A glimpse of love, a glimpse of thee.] 

COVENANT OF GRACE. 
Afjo\ Psalm 89. 1st. Part. L. M. b 
* * ^ S All Saints, Carthage. 

7'A« covrnnnt made -with Christ ; or, the true David. 

1 ¥^OREVER shall my song record 
X? The truth and mercy of the Lord : 
Mercy and truth forever stand, 
Like heaven, establish'd by his hand, 

2 Thus to the Son he sware, and said, 

" With thee my covenant first is made ; 
*' In thee shall dying sinners live ; 
'* Glory and grace are thine to give. 

3 " Be thou my Prophet, thou my Priest; 
" Thy children shall be ever blest ; 

*^ Thou art my chosen King ; thy throne 
" Shall stand eternal, like my own. 

4 *' There's none of all my sons above 
*' So much my image, or my love ; 
*' Celestial powers thy subjects are, 

** Then what can earth to thee compare? 

6 " David, my servant, whom I chose, 

*' To guard my flock, to crush my foes, 
" And rais'd him to the Jewish throne, 
*' Was but a shadow of my Son." 

6 Now let the church rejoice, and sing 
Jesus, her Saviour and her King; 
Angels his heavenly wonders show, 
And saints declare his works below. 

^nr4? Psalm 89. 5th Part. CM. b 

> Dorset, Arundel. 

The covenant of grace unchangeable ; 
or, afflictioru without rejection, 

1 ^'YET(saith the Lord) if David's race, 

■■- " The children of my Son, 
"Should break my law8,abuse my grace, 
•*And tempt mine anger down; 

2 " Their sins I'll visit with the rod, 

*' And make their folly smart ; 
♦'But I'll not cease to be their God, 
*'Nor from my truth depart. 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 

away 



175, 176 

3r** Mv covenant 1 will ne'er revoke, 
♦' But keep my grace in mind ; 
'* And what eternal love hath spoke, 
"Eternal truth shall bind. 

4 "Once have I sworn, (I need no more) 

•'.\nd pledg'd my holiuess, 
" To se^l the sacred promise sure 
** To David and his race. 

5 *' The Run shall see his offspring rise, 

'* And spread from sea to sea, 
*• Long as he travels round the skies, 
"To give the nations day. 

6 "Sure as the moon that rules the night, 

" His kingdom shiU endure, 
"Till the fix'd laws of shade and light, 
"Shall be observ'd no more." 



175} 



HmN40. B. 2. CM. S 

^ St. James, St. Martins. 

Our comfort in the covenant mark with Christ. 

IfXUR God, how firm his promise stands, 

^^ E'en when he hides his face : 

He trusts in our Redeemer's hands 

His glory and his grace. 

2Then why , my soul, these sad complaints, 
Sini:e Christ and we are one i 
Thy God is faithful to his saints. 
Is faithful to his Son. 

3 Beneath his sm'des my heart has liv'd. 

And part of heaven possess'd ; 
I praise his name for grace receiv'd, 
And trust him for the rest. 



176 1 



Hymn 139. B. 2. L. M. » 
Bath, Italy. 

Ho/ie in the covenant ; or, GQiVapromr 
vse and truth unchangeable. 

ITMTOW oft have sin and Satan strove 
Jn To rend my souFfrom thfe,my God, 
But everlasting is thy love, 
And Jesus seals it v.'ith his blood. 

2 The oath and promise of the Lord 
Join to confirm the wondrous grace ; 
Eternal power performs the word, 
And fills all heaven with endless praise. 

3 Amidst temptations sharp and long, 
My soul to this dear refnge flies ; 
Hope is my anchor, firm and strong. 
While tempests blow, and billows rise. 

4 The gospel bears my spirit up ; 
A faithful and unchanging God 
Lays the foundation for my hope, 
In oaths, and promises, and blood. 



177, 178 

DEPRAVITY AND FALL OF MAN. 

4>y>yl HYMNSr. B. 1. CM. b 
•^ ' * ^ Dundee, Wantaeje, Plymouth 

' Original sin ; or, the Jirst and second Adam. 

1 O ACK.WARD with humble shame 
XJ On our original; [we look 
How is our tuituie dash'd and broke. 

In our fii*st father's fall! 

2 To all that*s good, averse and blind, 

But prone to all that's ill; 
What dreadful darkness veils our mind I 

How obstinate our will ! 
SConceiv'd in sin (O wretched state) 

Before we draw oar breath, 
The firet young pulse begi.is to beat 

Iniquity and death. 

4 How strong \\\ our degenerate blood 

The old coirupLion reigns, 
And, minijliiig with ihe crooked flood, 
Wanders ihrougli all our veins ! 

5 [Wild and unwholesome as the root 

Will all tile branches be ; 
How can we hope for living fruit 
From such a deadly tree? 

6 What mortal power, from things 

unclean, 
Can pure productions bring? 
Who can command a vital stream 
From an infected spring ?] 

7 Yet, mighty God, tliy wondrous love 

Can make our nature clean, 
While Christ and gi'ace prevail above 
The tempter, death, and sin. 

8 The second Adam shall restore 

The ruins of the first; 
Hosanna to that sovereign Power 
That new-creates our dust. 



DEPRAVITY AND FALL OF MAN. 



178 ( 



Htmn 124. B. 1. L. M. 
Quercy, German. 

The first and second Adam. 



1T\EEP in the dust, before thy throne, 

JLf Our guilt and our disgrace we own: 

Great God ! we own th' unhappy name 

Whence sprang our nature and our 

shatne. 

2 Adam, the sinner : at his fall, 
Death, like a conqueror, seizM us all ; 
A thousand new-born babes are dead, 
By fatal union to their head. 

3 But while our spirits, fill'd with awe. 
Behold the terrors of thy law. 

We ?ing the honours of thy grace, 
That serit to save our ruinM race. 

4 We sing thine everlasting Son, 
Who join'd our nature to his own-, 



179, 180 
dust 



Adam the second, from the 
Raises tlie ruins of the first. 

5 [By the rebellion of one man, 
Through all his seed the mischief ran ; 
And by one raan"'s obedience now. 
Are all his seed made righteous too.] 

6 Where sin did reign and death abound, 
There have the sous of Adam found 
Abounding life ; — there glorious grace 
Reigns through the Lord,our righieousncss. 

.^q) Psalm 51. 2d Part. L. M. b 
■*-'^^ Putney, Armley. 

Original and actual sin confessed. 

1 X 'ORD, I am vile, conceivM in sin ; 
JLi And born unholy and unclean ; 
Sprung from the man, whose guilty fall 
Corrupts his race, and taints us all. 

2 Soon as we draw our infant breath, 
The seeds of sin grow up for death : 
Thy law demands a perfect heart ; 
But we're defil'd in every part. 

3 [Great God, create my heart anew, 
And form my spirit pure and true ; 
O make me wise betimes, to see 
My danger and my remedy.] 

4 Behold, I fall before thy face ; 
My only refuge is thy grace: 

No outward forms can make me clean ; 
The leprosy lies deep within. 

5 No bleeding bird, nor bleeding beast, 
Nor hyssop branch, nor sprinkling priest, 
Nor running brook, nor flood, nor sea, 
Can wash the dismal stain away, 

6 Jesus, my God, thy blood alone 
Hath power sufficient to atone ; 
Thy blood can make me white as snow, 
No Jewish types could cleanse me so. 

7 While guilt disturbs and breaks my 

peace. 
Nor flesh nor soul hath rest or ease ; 
Lord, let me hear thy pardoning voice, 
And make my broken bones rejoice. 

AQCil Psalm 51. 1st Part. CM. b 
^^^\ Bedford. St. Anns. 

Original and actual sin confessed and pardoned. 

I T ORD. I would spread my sore distress 

Xj And guilt oefo.v^ ihine eyes; 

Against thy laws, against thy grace. 

How high my crimes arise ! 

2 Shouldst thou condemn my soul to hell, 

And crush my flesh to dust, [well, 

Heaven would approve thy veng.^ance 

c\nd earth must own it jusi. 
3 1 from the stock of Adam came, 
Unholy and unclean ; 



181, 182 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



183, 184 



AH my original is shame; 
And all my niture siu. 

4Bfrn in a world of guilt, I drew 
Contagion with my breath ; 
And, as my d^iys advanc'd, I grew 
A j Lister prey for deaih. 

5 Cleanse me,0 Lord, and cheer my soul 

V\ itli thy forgiving love ; 
O make my b;ok.en spirit whole, 
And bid my pains remove. 

6 Let not thy Spirit quite depart. 

Nor drive me from thy face ; 
Create anew my vicious heart, 
And fill it with thy grace. 

/Then will I make thy mercy known, 

Before the sons of men ; 
Backsliders shall address tiiy throne, 
And turn to God again. 

4 Oil Hymn 128. B. 2. C M. b 
■^^■*-5 Plymouth, York. 

Corrupt na/urtf from Adam. 
ITlLEST widi the joys of innocence, 
J3 Adam, cur father, stood, 
Till he debas'd his soul to sense. 
And ate th' unlawful food. 

2 Now we are born a sensual race, 

To sinful jo\s inciinM; 
Reason has lost its native place, 
And flesh enslaves the mind. 

3 Whiie flesh, and sense, and passion 

Sin is ths sweetest good ,' [reigns. 
We fancy music ia our chains, 
And so fjrget the load. 

4 Great God ! renew our ruin'd frame. 

Our broken pov;ers restort : 
Inspire us with a heaveiily fltme, 
And flesh shall reign no more ! 

5 Eternal Spirit, write thy law 

Upon our inward par^s, 
A)id let the second Ad:im draw 
His image on lur hearts. 

^Q.,> Psalm 14. 1st Part- CM. b 
*^^$ Canterbury, Birby. 

By iiarure LI men are sinncrft: 
1 1 T^OOLS in their hearts believe and say, 
JL "That ?.]! religion's vai;i : 
*' There is no God that reigns en hii;h, 
*' Or m nds th' affairs of men." 

2 From thoughts so dreadful and profane 

Conupt discourse proceeds; 
And in thtir impous hands are found 
Abominable deeds. 

3 The Lord, from his celestial throne, 

L'X)ks down on things below, 
To fl'.d the mar. that sought his grace. 
Or did his justice kuow» 



4 By nature all are gone a?tray ; 

Their practice allthes\me3; [hand, 

There's none that fears his Maker's 

There's none that loves his name. 

5 Their tongues are us'd to speak deceit; 

Their slanders never cease ; 
How swift to mischief ai e their feet ! 
N.)r know the piths of peace. 

6 Such seeds of sin (that bitter root) 

In every heirt are found ; 
Nor can they bear diviner fruit. 
Till grace refine the ground. 

Ac^cyX Hymn 160. B. 2. L. M. b 

■*-^'^5 Magdalen, Putney. 
Custom in sin, 

IX ET the wild leopards of the wood 
jLA Put off the .epots that nature gives I 
Then maj- the wicked turn to God, 
And change their tempers and their lives. 

2 As well Kiight Ethiopian slaves 
Wash out the darkness of their .«kin ; 
The dead as well may leave th eir graves, 
As old transgressors cease to sin. 

3 Where vice has held its empire long, 
'Twill not endure the least control ; 
None but a power divinely strong 
Can tarn the current of the soul. 

4 Great God I I own thy power divine. 
That works to change tiiis heart of mine; 
I would be formM anew, and bless 
The wonders of creating grace. 

. Q . ) Hymn 24. B. 2. L. M. ^ 

l^^S Gloucester, 97lh Psalm. 

The evil of sin visible in the fall vf angels and men. 

\\%TllE'^ the great Builder archM the 
f T skies, 

And formed all nature with a word ; 
The joyful cherubs tun'd his praise. 
And every bending throne ador'd. 

2 High in the midst of all the throng, 
Satan, a tall arch-angel, sat ! 
Among the morning stars he sung. 
Till sin destroyed his heavenly state. 

3 ['Twas sin that hnrPd him from his 
Gro'v'ling in fire, the rebel lies; [throne, 
H 01V art thou sunk i7t darkiiest) doivn. 
Son of the morning, from the skie l'\ 

4 And thus our two first parents stood. 
Till sin defilVl the happy place ; 
They lost their garden and their God, 
And ruinM all their unborn race. 

5 [So sprung the plague from Adam's 

bower. 
And spread destruction all abroad ; 
Sin, the curs'd name, that in one hour 
SpoiPd six days labour of a God*] 



185, 11 



DEPRAVITY AND FALL OF MAN. 



6 Tremble, my soul, and mourn for grief, 
That such a foe should seize thy breast ; 
Fly to thy Lord for quick relief: 
O I may he sla}"^ this treacherous guest. 

7 Then to thy throne, victorious King, 
Then to thy throne our shouts shall rise ; 

[ Thine everlasting arm we sing, 
For sin, the monster, bleeds and dies. 



185} 



Hymn 150. B. 2. C. M. b 
WantHge, Chelsea. 

T/ie decdtfulness of sin. 
1 O IN liHS a thousrind treacherous arts 
^ To practise on the mind ; 
With flattering looks she tempts our 
But leaves a sting behind [hearts, 

3 With names of virtue she deceives 

I'he aged> and the young ; 
And, while the heedless wretch believes. 
She makes his fetters strong. 

She pleads for all the joys she brings, 

And gives a fair pretence ; 
But cheats the soul ofhea\enly things, 
And chains it down to sense. 

4 So on a tree divinely fair 

Grew the firbidden food; 
Our mother took the poison there, 
And tainted all her blood. 

Iftfi? Hymn 153. B. 2. CM. b 
loD^ Bangor, Carolina. 

The dwtcmfier, folly , and madness of sin. 

1 CI IN, like a venomous disease, 
^ Infects our vital b!ood ; 

The only balm is sovereign grace, 
And the ph)sician, God. 

2 Our beauty and cur strength are fled, 

And we draw near to death. 
But Christ the Lord recals the dead 
With his Almighty breath. 

3 Mildness, by nature, reigns within, 

The passions burn and rage, 
Till (icd's own Son, with skill divine. 
The inward fire assuiige. 

4 [We lick the dust, we grasp the wind, 
f And solid good d- sp'fse : ' 

Such is the folly of the mind. 
Till Jesus m?:kes us wise.] 

5 [We give our souls the wounds they feel, 

We drink the poisonous gtll, 
And rush with fury down tn hell ; 
But heaven prevents the fail.] 

6 [The man possessed among the tombs, 

Cuts his own flesh and cries: 
He foams and raves, till Jesus comes, 
And the foul spirit flies.] 



187, 188, 189 
bor« 



^o^) Hymn 156. B. 2. CM. 
*"' > Abridge, Swanwick. 

Preswtifjtion and deipair; er, Sataii's variona 
tcvi/JtatiotiS' 

IT HATEthetempterandhischarms; 
J_ I hiite his flattering breath ; 
I'lie serpent ttkes a thousand forms 
To cheat our souls to death. 

2 He feeds our hopes with airy dreams, 

Or kills with slavish fear; 
And holds us still in wide extremes, 
Presumption or despair. 

3 Now he persuades, *' how easy *tis 

"To walk the road to heaven;" 
Anon he swells our sins, andciies, 
**They cannot be forgiven." 

4 [He bids young sinners '*yet forbear 

" To think of God, or death ; 
"For prayer and devotion are 
•' But melancholy breath." 

5 He tells the aged, " they 7nust die, 

** And 'tis too late to pray ; 
" In V tin for mercy now they cry. 
" For they have lost- their day."] 

6 Thus he supports liis cruel throne 

By mischief and di.ceit, 
And' drags the sons of Adam down 
Fo darkness and the pit. 

7 Almighty God, cut short his power; 

Let him in darkness dwell ; 
And, that he vex the earth no more, 
""^ him down to hell. 

B. 2. CM. b 

,^ Windsor. 



Confine 

188 1 



Hymn 157. 
Carolina, 
T/ie 
OW 



so mc. 
Satan comes With dreadful 
rnar. 

And threatens to destroy; 
He worries whom he can't devour. 
With a malicious joy. 

2 Ye sons of Ciod, oppose his rage, 

Resist, and he'll be gone ; 
Thus did rur dearest Lord engage 
And vanquish him alone. 

3 Now he appears almost divine. 

Like innocence arid love ; 
But the o'd serpent lurks within. 
When he assumes the dove. 

4Fiyfrom the false deceiver's tongue. 
Ye sons of Adam, fly; 
Our parents found the snare too strong. 
Nor should ^he children try. 

Hymn 158. B. 2. L. M. b 
Liniehoti.«e, Armley. 
Few saved; oj\ the almost Christian, the Hypocrite, 
and Apostate. 



189 1 



T> ROAD is the road that leads to death, 
^ And thousands walk together there ; 



190, 191 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



193 



190 ( 



But wisdom shows a narrower path, 
V^'ith here and there a traveller. 

2 " Deny thyself, and take thy cross,'' 
Is the Redeenjer's great command ; 
Nature must count her gold but dross, 
If she would gain this iieavenly land. 

3 The fearful soul, that tires and faints. 
And walks the ways of God no more, 
Is but esteem'd almcst a saint, 
And makes his ©wn destruction sure. 

4 Lord, let not all my hopes be vain ; 
Create my heart entirely new ; 
Which hypocrites could ne'er attain. 
Which false apostates never knew. 

Psalm 8. 2d Part. L. M. bor» 

Quercy, Leeds, Wells, 

Adam and Christ, lords of the old and new ci-eation. 

jT ORD, what was man when made at 

■*^ Adam,the offspring of the dnst! [first! 

That thou shouldst set him and his race 

But just below an angel's place? 

2 That thou shouldst raise his nature so. 
And make him lord of all below ; 
Make efery beast and bird submit, 
And lay the fishes at his feet? 

.3 But O I what brighter glories wait 
To crown the second Adam's state I 
What honours shall thy Son adorn, 
Who condescended to be born. 

4 See him below his angels made ! 
See him in dust among the dead, 
To save a ruin'd world from sin ; 
But he shall reign with power divine I 

6 The world to come, redeem'd from all 
The miseries that attend the fall, 
New made, and glorious, shall submit 
At our exalted Sa.viour's feet. 

ELECTION. 

Hymn 54 B. 1. L M. » 

Caslle-Street, Shoel. 
Electing grace; or, saints beloved in Christ. 

1 TESUB, we bless thy Father's name ; 
^ Thy God and our's are both the same; 
Whatijeavenly blessings from his throne 
Flow down to sinners through, his Son ! 

2 " Christ be my first elect," he said ; 
Then chose oui* souls in Christ our head. 
Before he gave the mountains birth, 
Or laid foundations for the earth 

3 Thus did eternal love begin 

To raise us up from death and sin ; 
Our characters were then decreed, 
" Blameless in love, a holy seed," 

4 Predestinated to be sons. 

Born by degrees, but chose at once : 



191] 



A new regenerated race. 

To praise the glory of his grace. 

5 With Christ,our Lord, we share our part 
In the affections of his heart; 
Nor shall our souls be thence remov'd, 
I'ill he forgets his tirst helov'd, 

AQcy) Hymn 117. B. 1. L. M. b 
^^■^S Putney, Armley. 

Election sovreia;-?! and f^ee. 
l["r|EHOLD the potter and the clay ! 
Jl9 He forms his vessels as he please ; 
Such is our God, and such are we, 
The subjects of his just decrees. 

2 Doth not the workman's power extend 
O'er all the mass, which part to choose, 
And mould it for a nobler end, 
And which to leave for viler use?] 

3 May not the sovereign Lord on high 
Dispense his favours as he will ; 
Choose some to life, while others die, 
And yet be just and gracious still? 

4 [What if, to make his terror known, 
He lets his patience long endure, 
Suffering vile rtbels to go on. 

And seal their own destruction sure ? 

5 What if he means to show his grace, 
And his electing love employs 

T'o mark out some of mortal race. 
And form them fit for heavenly joys ?} 

6 Shall man reply against the Lord, 
And call his Maker's ways unjust. 
The thunder of whose dreadful word 
Can crush a thousand worlds to dust ? 

7 But, O my soul, if truth so bright 
Should dazzle and confound thy sight, 
Yet still his written will obey, 
And wait the great decisive day. 

8 Then shall he make his justice knoM'n, 
And the whole world, before his throne, 
With joy, or terror, shall confess 
The glory of his righteousness. 

Hymn 96. B. 1. CM. « 

St. Anns, Christmas. 
Election excludes boasting* 
'J r«few among the carnal wise, 
But few of noble race, 
Obt.tin rhc favour of thine, eyes, 
Almighty I\ing of grace! 

2 He takes the men of meanest name 

For sons an 1 heirs ot God ; 
And thus h( pours abundant shame 
On honourable blood. 

3 He calls the f^ol, and makes him 

The mysteT ies of his grace, [know 



193 ( 



194, 195 



ELECTION, JUSTIFICATION. 



106, 197, 193 



To bring aspirin:^ wisdom I iw, 

/Vnd all its pride abase. 
4 N ture iias all its giories lost, 

VVIieii brought before h's throne ; 
No flesh shdil in !ns presence boast, 

But in the Lord alone. 
aqaI Hymx IJ. B. 1 L. M. « 
■*^^^S Antigua, VVellp. 
The humble enUiihtened, and carnal reason hum- 
bled ; or^ tlie sovereignty of grace. 

1 f|^ ilERE was an hour when Christ 

i rejoic'd. 

And spoke his joy in words of praise ; 
*' Father, I thank thee, mighty God, 
" Lord of the earth, and heavens, and seas ! 

2 *' I thank thy sovereign power and love, 
"That crowns my doctrine with success; 
*' And makes the babes in knowledge 

learn 
" The heights, and breadths, and lengths 
of grace. 

3 " But all this glory lies conceal'd 
" From men of prudence and of wit ; 
" The prince of darkness blinds iheir eyes, 
*' And their own pride resists the light. 

4 "Father, 'tis thus, because thy will 
'* Chose and ordain'd it should be so ; 
" 'Tis thy delight t' abase the proud, 
" And lay the haughty scornor low. 

6 *' There's none can know the Father right, 

"But those who learn it from the Son ; 

^' Nor can the Son be well receiv'd, 

*' But where the Father makes him 

known. 

6 "Then let our souls adore ou-r God, 
" That deals his graces as he please ; 
" Nor gives to mortals an account 
*' Or of his actions, or decrees." 

aqkX Hymn 12. B. 1 CM. » 
li^O \ VVHreham, St. Anns. 
Free grace in revealivg Christ. 

1 ^ESUS. ihe man of constant grief, 
tf A mou'-ner all his days; 

His spiiit once rejoic'd aloud, 
And turn'd his joy to praise: 

2 *' Father, I thank thv wondrous love, 

"That hath reveal'd thy Son 
"To men unlearned; and to babes 
*' Hath made thy gospel known. 

3 '* The mysteries of redeeming grace 

Are hidden from the wise : 
" While pride and carnal reasoniiigsjoin 
" To swell rtnd blind their eyes." 

4 Thus doth the Lord of heaven and earth 

His great decrees fulhli. 
And orders all his works <:'f grace 
By his own scve>eig';, >vi]!, 
I 



\Aqr>l Hymn 96. B. 2. C. M. « 

5 London, Canterbury. 
Di8ti':gui fling love ; or, angels fiun- 

ifih^d, and men saved, 

ITJ' )WN headl'.ng fr m their native 

_Lr The rebel angels fell, [skjes 

And tnunderboits of flaming wrath. 

Pur-u'd them deep to helL 

2 Down from the top of eartldy bliss 

Rebelhous man was hurl'd ; 
And Jesus stoop'd beneatii the grave 
To reach a sinking world. 

3 O, love of infinite degree, 

Unnieasuiabie grace ! 
Must Heaven's eternal darling die 
To save a traitorous race? 

4 Must angels sink forever down, 

And burn in quenchless fire, 
While God forsakes his shining throne 
To raise us wretches higher.^ 

5 O for this love, let earth and skies 

With hallelujahs ring. 
And the full choir of human tongues 
All hallelujahs sing. 

i€riX Hymn 97. B. 2. L. M. m 
^ ^ ' 5 Green's Hundredth, Bath. 

The same, 

IJ^R^OM heaven the sinning angels M]^ 

JL And wrath and darkness chain'd 

them down ; 
But man, vile man, forsook his bliss. 
And mercy lifts him to a crown. 

2 Amazing work of sovereign grace 
That could distinguish rebels sol 
Our guilty treasons call'd aloud 
For everlasting fetters too. 

3 To thee, to thee, almighty love, 
Our souis, ourselves, our all we pay : 
jMillions of tongues shall sound tfey praise 
On the bright hills of heavenly day. 

JUSTIFICATION. 

AQQ^l Hymn 94. B. 1. CM. h 
\^^S Abridge, Bedford. 
Justification byfaith^ not by works ; or., 

the law condemns^ grace justiji.es. 
l"VrAIN are the hopes the sons of men 
T On their own works have built; 
Tlieir hearts by nature all unclean. 
And all their actions guilt 

2 Let Jew andGentile stop their mouths, 

Wivhoat a murmuring word, 
Arjd the whole race of Adam stand 
Guilty before the Lord. 

3 In vain we ask God's righteous law 

To jusiify us now, 



a 99, 200 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



201, 202 



Since to convince and to concTemn 

Is all the law can do. 
4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace ! 

When in thy name we tiust 
Our faith receives a righteousness, 

That makes the sinner just. 

^QQ r Hymn 154. B. 2. L. M. b 
*^^$ German Hymn, Wells. 
^ Self-ri^htcousness insufficient. 
1 ""im^HERE are the mourners," saith 

f ▼ the Lord, 

*' That wait and tremble at my word, 
*^That walk in darkness all the day? 
*' Come, make my name your trust and 
stay. 

5 "[No works, nor duties of your own 
*' Can for the smallest sin atone; 
** The robes that nature may provide, 
*^ Will not your least pollutions hide. 

3 ^' The softest couch that nature knows 
"Can give the conscience no repose: 
*' Look to my righteousness, and live, 
" Comfort and peace are mine to give.] 

4 " Ye sons of pride, that kindle coals, 
" With your own hands, to warm your 

souls, 
.w Walk in ihe light of your own fire, 
*' Enjoy the sparks that ye desire: 

5 " This is your portion at my hands : 
*' Hell waits you with her iron bands ; 
" Y« shall he down in sorrow th^ire, 
*' In d-eath, and darkness, and despair." 

Onal Psalm 71. 2d Part. CM. « 
^^^ \ Irish, Rochester. 

Christ our strength and righteousness. 
1 "]\4[ Y Saviour, m}"- Almighty Friend ! 
_I^JL When I begin thy praise. 
Where will the growing numbers end, 
The numbers of thy grace ? 
2 Thou art my everlasting trust ; 
Thy goodness I adore ; 
And since I knew thy graces first, 
I speak thy glories more. 

3 My feet shall travel all the length 

Of the celestial road, 
And march with courage in thy strength, 
To see my Father God. 

4 When I am filPd with sore distress 

For some surprising sin, 
I'll plead thy perfect righteousness, 

And mention none but thine. 
SHow ^ill my lips rejoice to tell 

The victories of my King I 
^My soul, redeem'd from sin and hell, 

Sliall thy salvation sing. 



6 [My tongue J^hall all the day proclaim 
My Saviour and my God ; 
His death has brought my foes to shame, 
And sav'd me by his blood. 
7 Awake, awake, my tuneful powers^ 
With this delightful song 
I'll entertain the darkest hours, 
Nor think the season long.] 



201} 



Hymn 109. B. 1. L. M. 
Bath, China, Quercy. 
Tfie value of Christ and hit righteousness. 



1 IVTO more, my God, 1 boast no more 
Xyi Of all the duties I have done ^ 
I quit the hopes I held before, 
To trust the merits of thy Son. 

2 Now, for the love I bear his name, 
What was my gain I count my loss ; 
My former pride I call my shame, 
And nail xny glory to his cross. 

3 Yes, and 1 must and will esteem 
All things but loss for Jesus' sake : 
O may my soul be found in him, 
And of his righteousness partake. 

4 Tiie best obedience of my hands 
Dares not appear before thy throne ; 
But faith can answer thy demands. 
By [.leading what my Lord has done. 



202} 



Hymn 20. B. 1. CM. 

Exeter, I\ish, York. 



spiritual apparel} namely, the robe of righteous' 
ness, and garments of salvation. 

1 A WAKE, my heart, arise, my tongue, 
JjL Prepare a tun? ful voice ; 

In God, the hfe of all my joys, 
Aloud will I rejoice. 

2 'Tis he adorn'd my naked soul, 

And made salvation mine; 
Upon a poor polluted worm 
He makes his graces shine. ^ 

3 And, lest the shadow of a spot 

Should on my soul be found, 
He totk tiie robe the Saviour wrought. 
And c.ist it all arc-mid. 

4 How far the heavenly robe exceeds 

Whart earthly princes wear! 
These ornaments,how bright they .shinel 
How while the garments are ! 

5 The S{)irit wrought my faith and love 

And hope, and every grace; 
But Jesus spent his life to work 
The robe of righteousness. 

6 Strangely, my soul, art thou array 'd 

By the great sacred Three I 
In sweetest harmony of praise 
Let all thy powers agree. 



^03, 204 



PARDorr. 



205, 206, 207 



203 1 



PARDON. 

Psalm 130. C. M. b 

Carolina, Wantage. 
Pardoning' grace. 
1|^UT of the depths' of long distress, 
\y The borders of despair, 
I sent my cries to seek thy grace. 
My groans to move thine ear. 

2 Great G d, sl)ould tr.y severer eye, 

And thiwe impartial hand, 
Mark and revenge iniquity, 
N ) mortal flesh could stand. 

3 But there are jvai-dons with mv God 

For cifr.es of hi^h degre.- ; 
Thy Son has boni^ht them with his blood, 
To tri-v us near to thee. 

4 [I wait f .r thy salvation, Lord, 

With stroig *esireH I w,iit ; 
Mv soul, nivited bv th> word. 
Stands watcain,^ at ifiy gate.] 

5 [Just as the guards that keep the night, 

Long for th • motn nv^ skies. 
Watch the first beams of breaking light, 
And meet taem with their eyes; 

6S' waits my soul to see thy grace, 
And, more intent than they. 
Meets the first op'nings of thv face. 
And finds a brighter day ] 

7 Then i;i the Lord let Israel tru'-t, 

Let Israel seek his f^ce: 
Tn • Lit'd is gnnd as well as just, 
And p^ente 'US in his gr^sce. 

8 There's fuH redemption at his throne 

F r sinners long enslav*^cl ; 
The great Redeem^rr is lus Son ; 
And Israel shall be saved. 

fy(\il PsAr-M 130. L. M. « 

^^'^ S Green's Hundredth, Eaton. 
. Pirdrnw-g gract\ 
inOM deep distress and troubled 
thoughts 

To thee, my God, I rais'd my cries ; 
If thou severely mark our faults, 
No flesh can stand before thine eyes 

2 But thou hast built thy throne of grace. 
Free to dispense thj pardons there, 
That sinners may approach thy face, 
And hope, and love, as well as fear. 

3 As the benighted pilgrims wait, 
And long and wish for breaking day, 
So waits my soul before thy gate ; 
When will my God his face display ? 

4 My trust is fix'd upon thy word, 
Nor shall 1 trust thy word in vain ; 
Let mourning souls address the Lord, 
Aud fiad relief from all their pain. 



5 Great is his love, and large his grace, 
Through the redemption of his Son I 
He turns our feet from sinful ways, 
And pardons what our hands have done. 

Or\^ \ Psalm 32. S. M. k 

"^y"* S Aylesbury, Sutton. " 

Forgiveness of sin ufion conjesnon. 
1 £\ i5LKSSED souls are they, 

Vf Whose sins are covered o'er ! 
D vinely blest, to whom the Lord 
IiTiputes their guilt no more^ 
^Tliev (Ttouru their f 'Hies past, 

And keep their hearts with care; 
The'; li js and lives, without deceit 
Sh .11 prove their taith sincere. 

3 ''v hil I conceaPd mv guilt, 
I felt the fost'ring wound, 

Tili I confess'a my sins to thee, 
And read> pa'd<;n fouiid 

4 L:"t sinners 1 arn to prav, 

Let samts keep near the throne: 
Our help in times of d?ep distress 
Is found in God alone, 

oaa I FsALM 32. C. M. * 

^^^\ BraoeStr-et. Bartjy. 
Free fiardon^ and sincere obcdievce ; 
'■>r confession and forgiv''nesri. 

H\P*^Y the man to w;;'.m his (loj 
No more iaipu'.es h'.s sir. ; 
But, wasnVl i:^ tiie Redetiner^-s blood, 
Ha,th ! .ide his garm--nts cleair. 

JH-ppy, beyond express! m, he 

V\ hise debts are thus disc..iiirg'd,'. 
And from ihe guilty boxl.ige free, 
H; feels his soul eniarg'tl ! 

3 Hi;^ spirit hates deceit and lies, 

His wo ds are ; 11 sincer? ; 
Hp guards his heart, he guards his eyes, 
To keep his c uiscie .ce clear. 

4 \Vhile I my inward guilt supprest, 

No quiet could I find : 
Thy wi-ath lay burning in my breast. 
And lack'd my toi-tur'd mind. 

5 Then I confess'*! my troubled thoughts, 

My spcret sins reveal'd ; 
Thy pardoning grace forgave m^ faults, 
Tiy grace my pardon seaPd. 

6 This shall invite thy saints to pray ; 

When like a raging flood 
Temptations rise, jur strenth and 
Is a forgiving God. [stay 

207 \ "^^^^'^^ ^-- 2^ ^art. L. M. b 

) Newcourt, Putney. 

A ^uiltu conscience eased by confessian and pardon. 
1 ^IKTHILE I keep silence, and conceal 
My heavy guilt within wy heart, 



208, 209 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



210, 211 



"What torments doth iny conscience feel! 
What agonies of inwi.rd smart! 

2 1 spread my sins before the Lord, 
And all my secret faults confess; 
Thy gospel speaks a pardoning word, 
Thy Holy Spirit seals- the grace. 

f?For this, shall every humble soul 
Make swift addresses to thy seat; 
When floods of huge temptations loll, 
There shall they find a blest retreat. 

4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie, 
When days grow dark, and storms ap- 
pear! 
And when I walk, thy watchful eye 
Shall guide me safe from every snare. 



208] 



Psalm 32. IstPart. L. M. * 
Ninety-seventh Psahn, Antigua. 
J^cpentanceundJ'tee/iaj'd?! ; or, jus- 
tification and sanciipvanon. 
1T3LEST is the man, forever blest, 
Jt3 Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God, 
VV hose sins with sorrow are confessed, 
And cover'd with his Sanour's blood. 

2Bleft is the man to whom the Lord 
Imputes not his iniquities : 
He pleads no merit of reward, 
And not on works but grace relies. 

3 From guiie his heart and lips are free ; 
His humble joy, his holy fear 
With deep repentance well agree, 
And join to prove his faith sincere. 

4 How glorious is that righteousness 
That hides and cancels all his sins ! 
While a bright evidence of grace 
Through his whole lift appears and shines. 

9/%Q X Hymn 85. B. 2. C. M. » 
'^^^5 St. Martins, Mear. 

Sufficiency of pardon. 
I'VI^'HY does your face,ye humble souls, 
Those niourntul c dours wear !* 
What doubts arc these that waste your faith* 
And nourish your despair ^ 

2 What tho* your num*rous sins exceed 

The stars that till the skies. 
And, aiming at th* etrnal throne, 
Like pointed mountains rise ? 

3 What tho' your mighty guilt beyond 

The wide creatiou swell, 
And has its curs'd foundations laid 
Low as the deeps of hell ^ 

4 See here an endless ocean flows 

Of never-failing grace ; 
Bel o!d a dying Saviour's veins 
The sacred flood increase. 



5 It rises high, and drowns the hills, 

Has neither shore ror bound ; 
Now if we search to find our siii^, 
Our sins can ne'er be tcund. 

6 Awake,our hearts, adore the grace. 

That buries all our fiults, ^ 
And pard'ning blord.that swells above 
Our fillies and cur thoughts. 

PEKSEVERANXE. 

ey4r^\ PSALM 125. C. M. * 

^iU^ Petei borough, Cambridge, 
The saint's trial and naftty. 

1 TTNSHAKEN as the swcred hill, 
\j And fix'd as mountains be, 

Firm as a rock, the soul shall rest, 
That lenns, O Lord, on thee. 

2 Not walls,nor hills could guard so well 

Old Salem's happy ground. 

As those eternal arms of love. 

That every saint surround. 

3 Wlviie tyrants are a smarting scourge 

To drive them near to God, 
Divine compassion still allays 
The fury of the rod. 

4 Deal gently. Lord, with souls sincere, 

Atid kad them safely on 
To the briv'hr gates of pHradise-, 
Whtre Christ their Lord is gone. 

5 But if we trace those crooked ways 

W: ich tie old serpent drew, 
Ttie V, rath that drove him first to hell 
Shall smi.e his followers too. 



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Psalm 125. S. M. » 

Froome, St. Thomas. 
The jaiiifs trial and safety ; or^moderated afflictions' 
\ TT^IKM and uamov'd are they 

X? That rest their souls on God; 
Fix'a as the mount where David dwelt. 
Or where the ark abode. 

2 As mountains stood to guard 
The city's sacred ground, 

So (iod, and his almighty love. 
Embrace his saints around. 

3 What though the Father's rod 
Drop a ch stising stroke. 

Yet, lestlt wound their S')uis too deep, 
Its fiuy shall be broke. 

4 Deal gently. Lord, with those. 
Whose taith and pious fear. 

Whose hope and love, and every grace 
Proclaim their hearts sincere. 

5 Nor shall the tyrant's rage 
loo long oppress tie saint; 

The God of Israel will support 
His children, lest they taint, 



fin, 213 



REDEMPTION. 



214, 21S, 216 



6 But if our slavish fear 

Will choose the road to hell, 
We must receive our portion there. 
Where bolder sinners dwell. 



212 1 



Psalm 138. L. M. « 

Quercj, Wells. 
Reatorin^ and /irescrving grace. 
l[T^7ITIi all my powers of heart and 

?? tongue 

I'll praise my Maker in my song; 
Angel shall hear the notes I raise, 
Approve the song and join the praise. 

2 Angels that make thy church their care 
Shall witness my devotion there, 
While holy zeal directs mine eyes 
To thy fair temple in the skies.] 

3 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord, 
I'll sing the wonders of thy word : 
Not all thy works and names below 
So much thy power and glory show. 

4 To God I cry'd, when troubles rose; 
He heard me, and subdu'd my foes ; 
He did ray rising fears control, 
And strength difFus'd through all my soul. 

5 The God of heaven maintains his state. 
Frowns on the proud, and scorns the great; 
But from his throne descends to see 
The sons of humble poverty. 

6 Amidst a thousand snares I stand, 
Upheld and guarded by thy hand; 
Thy words my fainting soul revive. 
And keep my dying faith alive. 

7 Grace will complete what grace begins, 
To save from sorrows or from sins ; 
The work that wisdom undertakes, 
Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes. 



213 ( 



Psalm ^7. 3d Part. L. M. 
Castle Street, Antigua. 
Grace and glory. 



» 



1 f |1H' Almighty reigns, exalted high, 

JL O'er all the earth, o'er all the sky; 
Though clouds and darkness veil his feet? 
His dwelling is the mercy seat. 

2 ye that love his holy name, 
Hate every work of sin and shame : 
He guards the souls of all his friends. 
And from the snares of hell defends. 

3 Immortal light, and joys unknown. 
Are for the saints in darkness sown ; 
Those glorious seeds shall spring and rise, 
And the bright harvest bless our eyes. 

•i Rejoice, ye righteous, and record 
The sared honours of the Lord; 
None but the soul that feels his grace 
Can triumph in his holiness • 
I 2 



04A\ Hymn 51. B. 1. S. M. « 

"^ > Silv er Street, Dover, Hopkins. 
Persevering grace. 

1 nnO God the only wise, 

X Our Saviour and our King, 
Lee all the saints below the skies 
Their humble praises bring. 

2 'Tis his almighty love. 
His counsel and his care, 

Preserves us safe from sin and death, 
And every hurtful snare. 

3 He will present our souls 
Unblcmish'd and complete. 

Before the glory of his face. 
With joys divinely great. 

4 Then all the chosen seed 
Shall meet around the throne. 

Shall bl'ss the conduct of his grace, 
And make his wonders known, 

5 To our Redeemer God 
Wisdom and power belongs^ 

Immortal crowns of majesty. 
And everlasting songs. 

REDEMPTION. 

cfA^X H¥Mn78. B. 2. CM. 22 
"^^^l Dundee, Bedford.. 

Redemfition by Christ. 
1'1^7'PIEN the firstpnrents of our race 
?? Rebeird, and lost their God, 
And the infection of their sin 
Plad tainted all our blood; 

2 Infinite pity touch'd the heart 

Of the eternal Son ; 
Descending from the heavenly courts 
He lett his Father's throne. 

3 Aside the Prince of glory threw 

His most divine array. 
And wrapp'd his Godhead in a veil 
Of our inferior clay. 

4 His living power and dying love 

Redeem'd utihappy men ; 
And rais'd the ruins of our race 
To life and God again. 

5 To thee, dear Lord, our flesh and soul 

We joyfully resign; 
Bless'd Jesus, take us for thy own, 
For we are doubly thine. 

6 Thine honour shall forever be 

The business of our days. 
Forever shall onr thankful tongues 
Speak thy deserved praise. 

c,Aa\ Hymn 29. B. 2. CM.- « 
■^^^ \ Arlington, St. Asaph. 

Redemfition by price and power, 
1 "TESUS, with all thy saints above, 

tl My tongue would bear her part, 



217, 218 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



219, 220, 221 



Would sound aloud thy saving love, 
And sing thy bleeding heart. 

2 Bless'd be the Lamb.my dearest Lord, 

Who bought me with h s blocd. 
And quenched his Father's flaming sword 
In his own vital flood. 

3 The Lamb that freed nny captive soul 

From Satan s heavy chains 
And sent the Hon down to howl 
Where hell and horror reigus. 

4AU glory to the dying Lniiib 

And never-ceasii;g praise, 
While ciiigeis livt to kn.iw his name, 
Or saints to feel his grace. 

0^7? Hymn 82. B. 2. CM. » 

'^ ) Pembroke, York. 

Fedempiion and protection from sphitual enemies. 

1 A KiSE, 111) soul, my jo'.fui powers, 
ojL Av'd triumph in my (icd ; 
Awake, my v- ice, and loud proclaim 

His glorious grace abroad. 

, 2 He rais'd me fiom the deeps of sin, 
The gat; s of gnpis g htll. 
And fix'd my standing more secure 
Than 'twas before I fell. 

3 The arms ot everlasting love 

Beneath my sou? he plac'd. 
An; I on the Rock of /\ges set 
IVly slippery fooisteps fast. 

4 The city of my biess*d abode 

Is waiiM arund with iVi^ce; 
Salva'i'm for a bulwark stisnds 
To shield the sacred place. 

SSat'-in may vent his sharpest spite 
And all his legions roar ; 
Ahnightv mercy guarcis my life, 
And bounds his ragiig pc)wer. 
Arise, my soul; awak^, my voice, 

And tunes of pie. sure sii^g; 
Loud halielujalis shall add -ess 
Mv Saviour and my King. 
2|q7 Hymn 35. B 2. C. iM. 3K 
5 Swanwick, Roclipster. 

Praise to God for creation and redemption. 

.3 1 ET iheiii 1 eiiiect thy gtuiy. Lord 
-^ Who never knew tiw grace ; 
But our loud song shall still recort' 
The wojAders of thy praise. 

2 We rais our shcuts, O God, to thee. 

And send them to thy throne; 
AU glorv to th' UNITED Three, 
The undivided One. 

3 'Twas He {mv\ we'll adore his name) 

V\ Vio f-.rm'd us by a word ; 
'Twas He restored onr ru n'U frame ; 
Salvation to the Lord. 



4Hnsanna! let the earth and skies 
Repeat the joyful sou; d. 
Rocks, hills, and vales, reflect the voice,. 
In oae eternal round. 

REGENERATION. 

2^9> Hy3in95. B. 1. CM. b 
3 Bangor, Dundee. 

Regeneration, 

1 'TVrO^ ^^^ the outward forms on earth, 
X^ Nor rites that God has given, 
Nor win of man, n( r blood, nor birtli 

Can raise a soul to heaven. 

• 

2 The sovereign will of God alone 

Creates us heirs of grice ; 
Born in th. image of his Son, 
A new, peculiar lace. 

3 The Spirit, like some heaverdv wind, 

Breathes on the sons of flesh, 
New models all the carnal mind, 
.^nd forms the man afresh. 

4 Our quicken'd souls awdke, and rise 

¥v:m the long sleep of death ; 

On heaveidy things we fix our t-yes, 

Ar d pr.iise employs uv breath. 

Hymn 99. B. 1. C. M. b 

York, Plymouth, 
Stones 7nade cJtildren vf Abrnham ; or, grace not 
conveyed by religious parents. 

l^^.'MN re i;.- hopes diatrcUds place 

f Upoo ihv'ir birt.ii inci blood, 
De-.c nded frrm a pious race, 
(iheii f: thtrs now with God.) 

2 Hf from t.e caves of earth and hell 
Can take ti e hardost stone,-. 
And fiii the house of Abr\h'm well 
Witli new cseatod soos. 

SSuch wondrous p' wcr doth he possess, 
VVh form'd ; ur mrt I ♦rame, 
Who caii'd the wd -Id froni e::pui.ess; 
The world ob:;v*d r.nd came, 



220^ 



221] 



HY3UV130 B. 2. CM. « 
Hy-mn Second, Irish. 

77if Tifiv creation. 
TTENl), woile God'seXilt^dSon 
Doth ■ is own glories shew; 
' Bt hold, I sit upon my throve, 
" Creating all things new. 

3 "Nature and sIm are pass'd away, 

" Ati.d the old Ad m dies; 
"My hands a nevv fourda^ion lay; 
" See the t.ew world arise. » 

3 " I'il be a Sun cf Righteousness 
"To the nevv heavens 1 nuke; 
" None but new-born heirs of grace 
**My glories shall paitake." 



222, 223 



SALVATION. 



224, 225 



4 Mighty Redeemer 1 set me free 

From my old state of bin ; 
O, make my soul alive to thee. 
Create new powers within. 

5 Renew mine eyes, and form mine ears, 

And m oul 1 my heart afresh ; 
Give me new pasi-.ions, joys, a .!d fears, 
Aud turn tlie stone to flesh. 

6 Far froni the regions of the dead 

From bi'i, and earth, and hell ; 
In the lew world that grace has made, 
1 would forever dwell. 

•^ 5 Kingston, Braintree. 

^n unconverted stast ; or, converting 
grace, 

1 i^^ HEAT King of ^lory.and of grace, 
VPT We own with huaible shame 

Hew vile is ^ur degenerate race. 
And our first father's name. 

2 From Adam flows ur tainted blood, 

The poispn r igns within, 
M ikes us averse to all that's good, 
Aud willing slaves to sin, 

3 [Daily we break thy holy laws, 

\nd then rtjecc thy grace ; 
Eng^g^d in the ild serpent's cause, 

Against jour Maker's face ] 
4VVe live eatrang'd afar from God, 

And love the dstance well ; 
With haste we run the dangerous road, 

That ie.ids to death and liell. 

.5 And can such rebels be restor'd ? 
Such i^.itures made divine .•* 
Let siiiners see thy glory. Lord, 
And leei this power of thi le. 

6 We raise our Father's name on high, 
W'lo his own Spirit sends 
To bring ruoellious strangers nigh, 
And| tU' n his foes to frienis. 

Hymn 161. B. 2. C. M. b 
Wantage, Dundee. 
Christian virtu^^ ; oi\ the difficulty of 

converaion. 
1 Q rR AIT is the way, the door is strait, 
O That leads to joys on high ; 
'Tis but a few thnt find the gite, 
While cr .wds mistake and die. 

2 Bejoved self must be deny'd. 

The mind and will renew 'd ; 
Pa^siaa supprtss'd^and pitience try'd, 
I And vain desires subdued. 

3 [Flesh is a dafigerous (be to grace, 

Whcr • it prevails lU'l rules ; 
Fl sh •i\,<. . .p ;>a;;.bled. pri'l<; abased. 
Lest they destroy our souls.] 



223 



4 Tiie love of gold be banish'd hence, 

(That vile idolatry) 
And every member, eveiy sense, 
In sweet subjection lie. 

5 The tongue, that most unruly power. 

Requires a strong restraint : 
We must be watchful ever/ hour. 
And pray, but never faint. 

6 Lord ' can a feeble, helpless worm 

Fulfil a task so hard ? 
Thy grace mus; all my Wv)rk perform, 
Arid give the free reward. 

SALVATION. 

224? Hymn 88. B. 2. CM. « 

3 Devizes, Rochester. 

Sdvati'in. 

1 O VLV \TlON ! O, the joyful sound! 
^ 'Tis olasure to our ears; 

A boveieign balm fo- every wound» 
A cordi.l tor our f-ars. 

2 Bury'd in sorr )W, and in sin. 

At hell's d .rk door we lay ; 
But we arise by gr ice divine 

To see a, heavenly day. 
3Sdvatio-i! let the echo fly 

The spacious earth arou(^d, 
V/hile all the armies of the sky 

Co)spire to aise the soand. 

225? Hymn HI. B. 1. C. M. . « 

4>4>o jj Braintree, Rochester. 

Salvation by grace. 
J [T ORD,we confess ournuin'rous faults, 
-^■^ How great mr gudt lias ot-ea 1 
Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, 
And all oar lives were sm. 

2 But, O my soul, forever praise, 

Forever live his nave. 
Who turns thy feet from dangerous wa^'s 
Of folly, sin and shame.] 

3 ['Tis not by works of righteousness, 

Wiiich our own hands have done ; 
But we are sav'd by sovereign grace, 
Abou iding through his Son,] 

4 'Tis from the mercy of our God 
That a'* our hopes begin, 
'Tis by tlie water and the blood , 
Our souls are wash'd from sin. 

5 'Tis through the purchase of his death, 

W^iio hun^; upon the tree. 
The Spirit is sent down to breathe 
On such dry bones as we. . 

6 Rais'd *"rom the dead, we live anew ; 

\iid, justify 'd by grace, 
We shall appear in glory too, 
And see our Father's face. 



226, 227, 228 



SCRIPTURE DOCTRINES. 



229, 230 



221] 



oofi) Hymn 137. B. 1. L. M. « 
•*'^ \ Islington, Portugal. 

Salvation by grace in i hri^t. 

1 I^OW to the power of God supreme 
i^ Be everlasting honours given : 
He saves from hell, (we bless his name) 
He calls our wandering feet to heaven. 

2 Not for our duties nor deserts, 
But of his own abounding grace, 
He works salvation in our hearts, 
And forms a people for his praise. 

3 'Twas his own purpose that begun 
To rescue rebels dooiuM to die: 
He gave us grace in Christ his Son, 
Before he spread the starry sky. 

4 Jesus, the Lord, appears at last. 
And makes his Fathcr^s counsels known ; 
Declares the great transactions pass'd^ 
And brings immortal blessings down. 

5 He dies! and in that dreadful night 
Did all the powers of hell destroy ; 
Rising, he brought our heaven to light, 
And took possession of the joy. 

Psalm 85. 2d Part. L. M. « 

Luton, Rothwell, Dunstan. 

Salvation by Christ. 
l^ALVATION is forever nigh 
1^ The s-^uls that fear and trust the Lord; 
And grace, descending from on high. 
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 

2 Mercy and truth on earth are met, 
Since Christ the Lord came down from 

heaven : 
By his obedience, so complete. 
Justice is pleas'd, and peace is given. 

3 Now truth and honour shall abound. 
Religion dwell on earth again. 

And lieavenly influence bless the ground, 
In our Redeemer's gentle reign. 

4 His righteousness is gone before. 
To give us free access to God: 
Our wandering feet shall stray no more. 
But mark his steps, and keep the road. 

990 ) Hymn 4. B, 2. 1^ M. « 

'^'^^ \ 97th Psalm, Quercy. 

Salvation iJi the cross. 

IXTERE at thy cross, my dying God, 

XJL I lay my soul beneath thy love, 

Beneath the droppings of thy blood, 

Jesus ! nor shall it e'er remove, 

2 Not all that tyrants think or say. 
With rage and lightning in their eyes. 
Nor hell shall fright my heart away, 
Should hejl with 9\\ its legions rise. 



SShould worlds conspire to drive me thence. 
Moveless and firm this heart should lie ; 
Resolv'd, (for that's my last defence) 
If I must perish, there to die. 

4 But speak, my Lord, and calm my fear; 
Am 1 not safe beneath thy shade ? 
Thy vengeance will not strike me here, 
Nor Satan dare my soul invade. 

5 Yes, I'm secure beneath thy blood. 
And all my foes shall lose their aim, 
Hosanna to my dying God ; 

And my best honours to his name. 
990 ) Psalm 69. 3d Part. C. M. 82 
'^"'^ \ Hymn Second, St Anns, Mear. 
Chris *s ob' cliencc and death ; or^ God 

glo'ifitd and thinners saved. 
ITjl \ THEH,Tsingthy wondrous grace^ 
JL I bless my Saviour's name; 
He b('Ught salvation for the poor, 
And bore the sinner's shame. 

2 His deep distress has r.as'd us high ; 

His duty and his zeal 
FulfiTd the law which mortals broke,. 
And finish'd all thy will. 

3 His dying groans, his living songs 

Shall better please my God, 
Xiian harp or t) umpet's solemn sound, 
* Than goats* or bullocks' blood. 

4 This shall his humble followers see, 

And set their hearts at rest ; 
They by his death dr iW near to thee. 
And live forever blest, 

5 Let heaven, and all that dwell on high. 

To God their voices raise, 
While lands and seas assist the sky, 

And join to advance his praise. 
6Zion is thine, most holy God; 

Thy Son shall bless her gates ; 
And giory, purchas'd by his blood. 

For thine own Israel waits. 

SANCTIFICATION. 
Qcrjrk) Hymn 132. B. 1. L. M. 3B 
^"^^ \ Portugal, Gloucester. 

Holiness and grace. * 

1 ^O let our lips and lives express 
^ The 'holy gospel we profess ; 

So let our works and virtues shine, 
To prove the doctrine all divine., ' 

2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad, 
The honours of our Saviour God, 
When his salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the power of sin. 

3 Our flesh and sense must be denied, 
Passion and envy, lust and pride ; 
While justice, temperance, truth, and 
Our inward piety approve. [love 



231, 232, 233 



SANCTIFICATION. 



234, 235 



4Reiigion bears our spirits up. 
While we expect that blessed hope, 
The bright appearance of the Lord, 
And faith stands leaning on his word. 

OOA I Htmn 143. B 2. C. M. »: 
'^ I Colchester, Abridge. 

F/r/i Hid Ci/iiru. 
1X¥7"HAT different powers of grace 
▼ T and sin 

Attend our ni6rtal stJlte! 
I hate the thoughts that work, withiji, 
And do the works 1 hate. 
2 Now I complain, an ' groan, and die, 
While sin and Satan reign, 
N w raise my songs of triumph high, 
For grace prevails again. 

3 So darkness stiuggles with tlie light. 

Till perfect day arise ; 
Water and fire maintain the fight 
Until tlie weaker dies. 

4 Thus will the flesh and Spirit strive, 
And vex and break my peace ; 
Bui I shall quit this mortal life, 
And sin forever cease. 

909 ) Hymn 104. B 1. C. M. «e 
•^^^^ Cambridge, Irish. 

A state of nature and of grace. 
1 1WTOT the malicious, nor profane,-^ 
i3l The wanton, nor the proud, 
Nor thieves, nor slanderers shall obtain 
The kiogdom of our^God. 

2 Surprising grace ! and such were we 

By nature and by sin. 
Heirs of immortal misery, 
Unholy and unclean. 

3 But we are wash*d in Jesus* blood. 

We're pardonM through his name ; 
And the good Spirit of our God 
Has sanctify 'd our frame. 

4 for a persevering power 

To keepx thv just commands! 
We would defile our hearts no more. 
No more pollute our hands. 

9gg) Psalm 119. llthPart. CM. t> 

J Plymouth, D-urham.. 

Breathmif after hoUness. 

Verse J 33 

1 1^ THAT the llord would guide 
Vr my ways. 

To keep his statutes stdl! 
O that my God would grant me grace 
To know and do his will ! 

Verse 29. 

20 send thy Spirit down to write 
'I'hy law upon my heart! 
Nor let my tongue indulge deceit, 
Nor act the liar's part. 



Verse 37, 36. 

3 From vanity turn cflT mine eyes ; 

L»;t no corrupt design, 
Nor covetous desires, arise 
Witiiin this soul of mine. 

Verse 133. 

4 Order my footsteps by thy word. 

And make my heart sincere ; 

Let sin have no dominion. Lord, 

But keep my conscience clear. 

Verse 176. 

5 My soul hath gone too far astray; 

My feet too often slip; 
Yet since I've not forgot the way, 
Restore thy wandering sheep. 

Verse 35. 

6 Make me to wa.'i in thy commands ; 

'Tis a delightful road; 
Nor let my head, or heart, or hands 
Offend against my God. 

cycyA\ Hymn 97. B. 1. L. M. b 

'^''^ \ Ninety-Seventh Psalm, Eaton. 
Chnst our wisdom and rightcou-mess. 

1 "I^URY'D in shadows of the night, 
M3 We lie till Christ restores the light, 
Wisdom descends to heal the blind, 
And chase the darkness of the mind. 

2 Our guilty souls are drownM in tears. 
Till his^ atoning blood appears :- 
Then we awake from deep distress^ 
And sing, The Lord our Righteousness, 

3 Our very frame is mix'd with sin. 
His Spirit makes our natures clean ; 
Such virtues from his sutFerings flow, 
At once to cleanse and pardon too. 

4 Jesus beholds where Satan reigns. 
Binding his slaves in heavy chains;. 
He sets the prisoners free, and breaks 
The iron bondage from our necks. 

5 Poor helpless worms in thee possess 
Grace,wi&dom,power and righteousness; 
Thou art our mighty All, and we 
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to thee. 

9c>K> Hymn 98. B. 1. S. M. b 

'*^*^ I Little Marlboro', Durham, 
/'/je same. 

1 TTOW heavy is the night, 
H That hangs upon our eyes^ 

Till Christ" with his revivhig light 
Over our souls arise. 

2 Our guilty spirits dread 

To meet the wrath of Heaven ; 
But, in his righteousness array 'd. 
We see our sins forgiven. 

3 Unholy and impure 

Are all our thoughts and ways ; 
His hands infected nature cure 
Witlx sanctifying grace. 



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LAW AND GOSPEL. 



2S8, 239, 340 



4 The powers of hell agree 
To hold our souls in vain ; 

He sets the sons of bondage free, 
And breaks the cursed chain. 

5 Lord, we adore thy ways, 
'I'o ■ bring us near to God ; 

Thy sovereign power, thy healing grace, 
And thine atoning blood. 

OOf^l Hymn90. B. 2. CM. b 

\ \ Wantage, St. Anns. 
I*'aith in jphristjhr /mrdon and sancti- 
fication. 

1 TTTOW sad our state by nature is ! 
JnL Our sir;, how deep it stains ! 
Ar^d Satan binds our captive minds 

Fast in his slavish chains. 

2 But there's a voice of sovereign grace 

S-mnds fronn ihe sacred #word ; 
Ho ! ye despavmg' .Anner.^^ comey 
And tnc.sf it/ion the Lord. 

3 My soul obeys th' Almighty call. 

And runs to this relief ; 
I would believe thy promise, Lord, 
O ! help mine unbelief. 

4 [To the dear fount^ain of thy blood, 

Incarnate God, I fly ; 
Here let me wash my spotted soi;l 
From crimes of deepest dye, 

5 Stretch out thine arm,victorif usKing, 

Mv reigning sins subrlue ; 
Drive th* old dragon from his seat. 
With all his hellish crew.] 

6 A guilty, weak, and helpless worm. 

On thy kind arms I f 11 ; 
Be thou my strength and righteousness, 
My Jesus, and my all ! 

LAW AND GOSPEL. 

MORAL LAW. 
OOKy) Hymn116. B. 1. L. M. 
** ' S Nantwich, Dunstan. 

A ve to Gcd and our 7i"ighbour» 

1 ^|"1HUS sailh the first, the great com- 

JL niand, 

*'Let all thy inward powers unite 
'• To love thy Maker and th}'^ God 
'^ With utmost vigour and delight. 

2 "Then shall thy neighbour next in place 
" Share thine affections and esteem; 
" And let thy kindness to thjself 

" Measure and rule thy love to him '* 

3 This is the sense that Moses spoke, 
This did the prophets preaclVand prove; 

I For want ol this the law is broke, 
And the whole law's fulfillM by love. 



^ 



4 But O ! how base our passions are ; 
How cold our charity and zeal ; 
Lord, fill our souls with heavenly fire, 
Or we shall ne'er perform thy will. 

900 > PsALr^SO. 2d Part. CM. M 
^^^ \ Wareharo, St. Martins. 
Obe dience is belter than sacrifice, 

1 rilHUSsaith the Lord, " The spacious 

M. fields, 

" And flocks and herds are mine ; 
"O'er all the cattle of the hills 
"I claim a right divine. 

2 "I ask no sheep for sacrifice, 

" Nor bullocks burnt with fire ; 
" To hope and love, to pray and praise, 
" Is all that 1 require. 

3 " Call upon me when trouble's near, 

^ My hand shall set thee free ; 
** Then shall thy thankful lips declare 
" The honour due to me. 

4 '' The man that oflTers humble praise, 

"■ He glorifies me best : 
" And tliose, that tread my holy ways, 
*' Shall my salvation taste." 

^QQ? Psalm 16. 1st Part. -ii. M. b 
^'^^\ Carthage, Putney. 

Confession of our poverty, and saints the best com- 
pany ; or, good works profit men, not God. 

1 13RESERVE me, fiord, in time of need; 
M For succour to thy throne 1 flee, 

But have no merits there to plead ; 
My goodness cannot reach to thee. 

2 Oft have my heart and tongue confessed 
How empty and how poor I am ; 
My praise can never make thee bless'd, 
Nor add new glories to thy name. 

3 Yet, Lord, thy saints on earth may reap 
Some profit hy the good we do ; 
These are the compaii\ I keep, 
These are the choicest friends 1 know. 

4 Let others choose the sons of mirth 
To give a relish to their wine ; 

I love the men of heavenly birth, 
Whose thoughts and language are divine» 

^/l^l Hymn 115. B. 1. C. M. » or b 
^^^ 5 St. David, St. Asaph. 

Conviction of sin by the law. 
IT ORD,how secure my conscience was, 
-^^ And felt no inward dread ! 
I was alive without the law. 

And thought my sins Mere dead. 

2 My hopes of heaven were firm and 
But, since the precept came [bright ; 
With a convincing power and light, 
1 find how vile I am. 



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243, 244 



3 [My guilt appeared but small before, 

Till terribly I saw 
How perfect, holy, just, and pure 
Was thine eternal law. 

4 Then felt ray soul the heavy load. 

My sins reviv'd again ; 
I had provokM a dreadful God, 
And all my hopes were slain.] 

5 I'm like a helpless captive sold, 

Under the power of sin ; 
I cannot do the good I would. 
Nor keep my conscience clean. 

-^ My God, I cry with every breath 
For some kiud power to save. 
To break the yoke of sin and death. 
And thus redeem the slave. 

^A4 I Hymv 121. B. 2. L. M. b 
^ -*■*• S Gloucester, All Saints. 

The laiv and gos/iel distinp^uhhed. 
ITl^HE law commands, and makes us 

X. know 

What duties to our God we owe ; 
But 'tis the gospel must reveal 
Where lies our strength to do his will. 

"2 The la-W discovers guilt and sin, 
And shews how vile our hearts have 
Only the gospel can express [been . 
Forgiving love, and cleansing grace,' 

3 What curses doth the law denounce 
Against the man that fails but once I 
But in the gospel Christ appears, 
Pard'ning the guilt of numerous years. 

4 My soul, no more atfpm jp t to draw 
Thy life and comfort frmn the law ; 
-Fly to the hope the gospel gives ; 
The man that trusts the promise lives. 

^Acy } Hymn 120. B. 2. S. M. » 
.Ai'±4t ^ riopkins, Sutton. 
The law and gosfie I joined m scrifiturc, 

1 FTIHE Lord declares h'S -will, 

JL And keeps the world in awe; 
Amidst the smoke on Sinai's hill 
Breaks out his fiery law. 

2 The Lord reveals his face ; 
And smiling from above, 

Senf'.s down the gospel of his grace, 
Th* epistles of his love. 

o These sacred words impart 
Our Maker's just commands; 
The pity of his melting heart, 
And vengeance of his hands. 

4. [Hence we awake our fear, 

We draw our comfort hence ; 
The arms of grace are treasur'd here, 
And armour of defence. 



5 We learn Chiist crucify'd, 
And here behold his blood ; 

All arts and knowledges beside 
Will do us litt'e good.] 

6 We read the heavenly word, 
We take the offer'd grace. 

Obey the statutes of the Lord, 
And trust his promises. 

7 In vain shail Satan rage 
Against a book divine, [page. 

Where wrath and lightning guard the 
Where beams of mercy "^shine. 

GOSPEL. 

940 \ Psalm 89. 3d Part. C. M. * 
•^^'^ S Exeter, Pembroke. 

A blessed gosfiel. 

ITl LEST are the souls that hear and 

XJ The<gospel's joyful sound ; [know 

Peace shall attend the paths they go. 

And light their steps surround. 
2Their joy shall bear their spirits up. 
Through their R; deemer's name ; 
His righteousness exalts their hope. 
Nor Satan dares condemn. 
3 The Lord, our glory and defence, 
Strength ;;nd snlvation gives: 
Israel, thy Kmg fiM-ever reigns. 
Thy (jod forever lives. 
2.14? Hymn 128, B. L L. M. X 
'^'^^\ Old Hund. Green's Hundredth. 
The ufioy.tles' comnm^i'ju ; or, the gos' 
iwl attested bu miracles. 

1 " £^i O, preach my gospel," saith the 

\X Lord ; 

" Bid the whole earth my grace receive; 
'*'He shall be sav'd that trusts my word: 
" He shall be damn'd that won't believe, 

2 " [I'll make your great commission 

known, 
" And ye shall prove my gospel true, 
" By all the works that I have done, 
^' By all the wonders ye shtill do, 

3 " Go heal the sick, go raise the dead, 
" Go cast out devils in my name ; 
" Nor let my prophets be afraid, 

" Though Greeks reproach, and Jews 
blaspheme.] 

4 " Teach all the nations my commands ; 
" Pm with you till the Avorld shall end ! 
" All power is trusted in my hands ; 
'^I can destroy, and I defend." 

5 He spake, and light shone round his 

head ; 
On a bright cloud to heaven he rode ; 
They to the farthest nations spread 
The grace of their ascended God. 



245, 246, 247 

245 



LAW AND GOSPEL. 



245, 249 



» 



Hymn 131. B. 2. L. M. 
Antigua, Islington, Italy. 
T/ie excellnicy <fth( Chrutianri-tigion. 
IT ET everlasting glories crown 
-*-^Thj head, my Saviour.and my Lord; 
Thy hands have brought salvation down, 
And writ the blessings in thy word. 

% [What if we trace the globe around, 
And search from Britain to Japan, 
There shall be no religion found 
So just to God, so safe for man] 

3 In vain the trembling conscience seeks 
Some solid ground to rest upon ; 
With long despair the spirit breaks, 
Till we apply to Christ alone. 

4 How well thy blessed truths agree ! 
How wise and holy thy commands I 
Thy promises, how firm they be ! 
How firm our hope and comfort stands! 

5 [Not the feigned fields of heath'nish bliss 
Could raise such pleasures in the mind ; 
Nor does the Turkish paradise 
Pretend to joys so well refin'd ] 

6 Should all the forms that men devis€ 
Assault my faith with treac'ierous art, 
I'd call them vanity and lies. 
And bind the gospel to my heart. 

csAcX Hymn 118. B 1 S. M. b or,^ 
^^'^ 5 Hopkins, St. Thomas. 

Moft'fi and Chrint. ; c, .vx^.^ ai^ainat the 
law and i(o fi I 

1 rjlH«^^ 1 w by Mo^es c: me ; 

I : ut O' Mce an'' t uth and IrA't- 
Were brought by Christ (a nobler name) 
Descfci.d'og trom above 

2 Anidst the house of God 
Their r'itff^r^nt works were done ; 

M is^s a fai'ihfal servant stoodj 
But Christ a faithful Sun. 

3 Then to his new conunands 
Be slTict obedience paid ; 

Ctr Jill his father's house he stands 
The Sovereign and the Head. 

4 The man that durst despise 
The law that Moses brought, 

Behold ! how terribly he dies 
For his presumptuous fault. 

5 But sorer vetjgennre falls 
On that rebellious race. 

Who hate to hear when Jesus calls, 
And dare resist his grace. 
^.^ I Hymn 119. B. 1. C. M. « 
'^'*' 5 Dundee, St. David. 

Thr different success of the gosfiel. 
J ^HPvIST and his cross are all our 
\J theme ; 

The mysteries that we speak 



Are scandal in the Jews' esteem, 
And foliy to the Greek. 

2 But souls enlighten'd from above, 

With joy receive the word ; 
They see what wisdom, power and love 
Shine in their dying Lord. 

3 The vital savour of his name 

Restores their fainting breath : 
But unbeUef perverts the same 
To guilt, despair and death. 

4 Till God diffuse his graces down. 

Like showers of heavenly rain, 
In vain Apollos sows the ground, 
And Paul may plant in vain. 

f,4Q > HvMN 138. B. 2. L. M. « 

■^^^ 5 Rothwell, Eaton. 

The power of the gosfieL 

IfilHlS is the word of truth and love, 
JL Sent to the nations from above; 
Jehovah here resolves to shew 
What his Almighty grace can do, 

2 This remedy did wisdom find, 
To heal diseases of the mind ; 
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can 
Restore the ruin'd creature, man. 

3 The gospel bids the dead revive; 
Sinners obey the voice, and live ; 
Dry bones are rais'd aid cloth'd afresh; 
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh. 

4 [Where Satan reignM in shades of night, 
The gospel strikes a heavenly lis;i)t ; 
Our lusts its wondrous power controls, 
And calms the rage of angry souls. 

5 Lions an4f' beasts of savage name 
Put on the nature of the iamb ; 
While the wide world esteem it strange, 

Gaze, and admire, and hate the change.] 

€ May but this grace my soul renew, 
Let sinners gaze, and hate me too ; 
The word that saves me does engage 
A sure defence from all their rage. 

94qJ Hyiin 126. B. 2. CM. a 
^"4:^ ^ Pembroke, Arlington, 
fyod glorified in the gospel. 

1 ITniHF. Lord, descending from above, 

_i. Invites his children near ; 
W hile power, and truth, and boundless 
Display their glories here. [love 

2 Here, in thy gospel's wondrous frame, 

Fresh wisdom we pursue; 
A thousand angels learn thy name, 
Beyond whatever they knew. 

3 Thy name is writ in fairest lines, 

Thy wonders here we trace ; 
Wisdom throifgh all the mystery shines, 
And shinea in Jesus' face. 



250, 25 1 



■SCRIPTURE LNVITATIONS. 



252, 253 



4 The law its best obedience owes 

To our incarnate God ; 
And tliine avenging justice shows 
Its jionours in his blood. 

5 But still the lustre of thy grace 

Our warmer thoughts employs, 
Gilds the whole scene with brighter rays, 
And more exalts our joys. 

S. M. ^ 



m 



cy^cil Hymn 10. B. 1. S. P 
^^'^ 5 bt. Thomas, Ryland. 

The ble.vscdripss of gospel times ; or, the revelation 
of Christ- to Jews and GentHes. 

"0\V beauteous aiv their feet, 
Who stand on Zion's hill! 
Who bring salvation on their tongues, 
And words of peace reveal. 

2 How charming is their voice 1 
How sweet the tidings are ! 

"Ziou, behold thy Siviour King, ^^ 
*vHe reigns and ttiumphs here.' 

3 How happy are our ears, 
Tliat hear this joyful sound, 

Which kings and pf ophets waited for, i 
And sought, but never found. 

4 How b'essed are our eyes, 
That see this heavenU li:<ht ; 

Prophets and kfngs desired it long, 
But died without the signt! 

5 The watchmen join their voice, 
And tuneful notes employ; 

Jerusalem breaks forth in swings, 
At\d desei-ts learn the joy. 

6 The Lord makes bare his arm 
Through all the earth abroad; 

Let evtjry n'ltion now behold 
Their Saviour and their God. 

OkW PsAt.^f 08. 1st Part. C. M. ^ 
\ Braintree, Abridge. 

Praise for (he gos/iel. 
IfTIO our Almighty M-iker, God, 

A New honours be addres:>'d ; 
His great salvation shines abroad, 
And makes the nations bless'd. 

2 He spake the word to yVbr ih'm first ; 

His truth fulfils his grace ; 
The Gentiles make his name theirtnist, 
And learn his righteousness. 

3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim 

With all her different tongues ; 
And spread the honours of his name 
In mebdv and songS/ 
K 



SCRIPTUPxE INVITATIO.VS 
AND PROMISES. 

INVITATIONS. 

252 I Hymn 7. B. 1. C. M. 
) Christmas, Rochebttr. 

T/ie iiivitaton if the gosfiel , or^ sfiif- 
iiualjood and chthmg. 

1 T E'l' every mortul ear attend, 
^-^ And every heart rejoice; 
The t umpet of the gosix;l sounds, 

With an mvitmg voice. 

2 ** H'l ! all ye hungry, starving souls, 

"Tb.at feed upon the wind, 
j " And vain'y strive with earthly toys 
*'loiill an empty mind: 

3'' Eternal Wisdom has prepar'd 
" A soui- reviving feast, 
•* And bi-'s your longMig appetites 
'' The rlc . provision ta>te, 

4 " H . ! ye th- 1 pant for living streams, 

" And pi.ie away, and die ; 
"Here you may quench your raging thirst 
" With spnngs that never dry. 

5 *' Rh'ers of love and mercy here 

•'In a rich ocean join; 
*' Salvation in aljundance flows, 
"Like floods of milk and wine, 

6 ["Ye perishing and naked poor, 

"Who work wiih mighty pain 

*' To w>ave a garment of your own, 

"That will not hide your sin; 

7 " Come naked and adorn vour souls 

"In robes prepar'd by God, 
" Wrought bv the labours of his Son, 
*'And dy'd in his own blood."] 

8 Dear God ! the treasures of thy love 

Are everlasting mines. 
Deep as our helpless miseries are. 
And boundless as rur sins. 

9 The happy gates of gospel graCe 

Stand open n'ght and day: 
Lord, we are co.ne to seek supplies, 
And drive oui wan.s away. 

I^Ko) Hymn 127. B. 1. L. M. 2S 

"^^'^ \ Dunstau, Anti,?ua. 

Christ's invitation to sinners; Wyhumidty andpridei 

1 ''l^'^QME hither, all ye weary souls' 

\j '' Ye heavy laden sinners, come • 

" I'll give you rest from all your toils, 

*' And raise you to my heavenly home. 

^ " They shall find rest that learn of ifle ; 
" Vva of a meek and lowly mind ; 
*' But paesion rages like the sea, 
" And pride is restless as the wifl^* 



254, 255 



SCRIPTURE PROMISES. 



3 *' Blest is the man whose shoulders take 
"Mjryoke, and bear it with delight ; 
*' My yoke is easy to his neck, 
''My grace shall make the burden light." 

4 Jesus, we come at <hy command ; 
With faith, and hope, and humble zeal, 
Resign our spirits to thy hand, 

To mould and guide us at thy will. 

OKdl Hymn 92. B. 1. S. M. M. 

^^^\ Watchman, Sutton. 

Chrifit the wisdom of God. 

1 ^HALL Wsdoni cry aloud, 
^ A.nd not her speech be heard ? 

The voice of God's eternal word, 
Deserves it no regard ? 

2 *' I was his chief delight, 
" His everlasting Son, 

•* Before the first of all his works, 
** Creation was begun. 

3 j["B»>fore the flying clouds, 
"Before the solid land, 

** Before the fields, before the floods, 
'' 1 dwelt at his right hand, 

4 " Wlien he adoru'd the skies, 

" And built them, I was there, 
" To order when the sun should rise, 
*' And marshal every star. 

5 " When he pour'd out the sea, 
" And spread the flowing deep, 

'* I gave the flood a firm d cree 
'' lu its own bounds to keep.] 

6 "Upon the empty air 

*' The earth was balanc'd well ; 

*' With joy I SLiw the mansion, where 

"'The sons of rarn should dwell. 

7 *'My busy tbouglU« at first 
On their salvation ran, 

*'Ere sin whs horn, or Adam's dust 
•^'Was fashion'd to a man. 

8 " Then come, receive my grace, 
*' Ye childrt- n, and be wise ; 

''Happy the man that keeps my ways ; 
fpk *' 'liie man tiiat shuns them dies." 

ckKtr} Hymn 93. B 1. L. M. « 

•^^^ S Gloucester, Bath, Luton. 
Chrhtt or Wisdorn^ obeyed or resisted. 

1 npHUS saith the Wisdom of the Lord, 

i '^ Bless'd is the man that hears my 
word, 
*^ Keeps daily watch before my gates, 
*^And at my feet for mercy waits. 

2 " The soul that seek.*' me shall obtain 
" Immortal wealth, and heavenly gain ; 
*' Immortal life is his reward, 
♦^JJ-O?, and the favout of the Lord. 



256, 257 

" But the vile wretch that flies from Jiie, 
" Doth his own soul an injury ; 
** Fool?, that against my grace rebel, 
**Seek death, and love the road to hell." 

PROMISES. 
2'SfiJ HiMN 107. B. 1. L. M. b 
" \ Limehouse, Putney. 

The fall and recovery of man ; or, 
Christ and Satan at enmity. 

l"r|ECEIV'D by subtle snares of hell, 
JLr Adam our head, our father, fell i 
When Satan, in the serpent hid, 
Proposed the fruit that God forbid. 

2 Death^as the threatening: death began 
To take possession of the man ; 

His unborn race received the wound, 
And heavy curses smote the ground. 

3 But Satan found a worse reward ; 
Thus saith the vengeance of the Lord, 
*' Let everlasting hatred be 

'* Betwixt the woman's seed and thee. 

4 " The woman's seed shall be my Son ; 
" He shall destroy what thou hast done; 
'^ Shall break thy head, and only feel 
"Thy malice raging at his heel.' 

5[He spake — and bid four thousand years 
Roll on ; — at length his Son appears ; 
Angels with joy descend to earth. 
And sing the young Redeemer's birth; 

6 Lo ! hy the sons of hell he dies ; 
But, as he hung 'twixt earth and sies, 
He gave their prince a fatal blow. 
And triumph'd o'er the powers below.] 

9K7> Hymn 9. B. 1. CM. ^ 
'^^ * 5 Colchester, St. Martins. 

The promises of the CGvena?it of grace, 

1 "B"N vain we lavish out our lives 

i_ To gather empty wind : 
I'he choicest bltE^ings earlh Q.\n yield 
Will starve a hungry mind. 

2 Come, and the Lord shall feed our souls 

With more substantial meat, 
With such as saints in glory love, 
With such as angels eat. 

3 Our God will every want supply, 

And fill cur hearts with peace ; 
He gives by covenant and by oatli 

Tlie liches of his grace. 
4Come,and he'll cleanse our spotted souls 
And wash away our stains, 
In the dear fountain that his Son 
Pour'd from the dying veins. 

5 [Our guilt shall vanish all away 

Though bUcJc as hell before;' 



258, 259 



SCRIPTURE PROMISES. 



360, 2^i 



Our sins shall sink beneath the sea, 
And shall be found no nnore. 

6 And lest pollution should o'erspread 

Our inward powers again, 
His Spirit shall bedew our souls, 
Like purifying rain.] 

7 Our heart, that flinty, stubboi'n thing, 

That terrors cannot niove, 
That fears no thveat'-iings of his wrath. 
Shall be dissolv'd by love. 

8 Or he can take the flint away. 

That would not be refinVJ ; 
And, from the treasu^'es of his grace. 
Bestow a softer mind. 

9 There shall his sacred Spirit dwell, 

And deep engrave his law ; 
And every motim of our souls 
To swift obedience draw. 

10 Thus will h/. pour salvation down, 
And we shall render praise ; 

We the dear people of his love. 

And he our God of gr. ce. 
9kq> Hymn 15. B. 1. L. M. «> 
^*^^ i Green's Hundredth, Bath. 

Our oten iveaknfs/i ; or, Christ our strrngth* 
IT f^T me but hear my Saviour say, 
JLi" Strength shall be eq )aW • rby day,'' 
Then I rejoice in deep distress, 
Leaning on all sufficient grace. 

2 I glory in infirmity, 

Thar Christ's own power may rest on me ; 
When I am weak, then am I strong, 
Grace is my shield, and Christ my song* 

31 can do all things, or can bear 
All sufferings, if my Lord be there ; 
Sweet pleasures mingle with the pains. 
While his left hand my head sustains. 

4 But if the Lord be once withdrawn,* 
And we attempt the work alone. 
When new temptations spring and rise, 
We find how great our weakness is. 

3 So Samson, when his hiir was lost, 
Met the Philistines to his cost; 
Shook his vain limbs with sad surprise. 
Made feeble fight, and lost his eyes. 

9KQ> Hymn 84. B. 1. L. M. « 

•^^^^ S Ishngton, Antigua. 

Salvation, righteousness ^ and strength In Christ. 

1 XEHOVAH speaks, let Israel hear, 
iJ Let all the earth rejoice and fear, 
While God's eternal Son *proclaims 
His sovereign honours and his names. 

2 " I am the Last, and I the First, 
" The Saviour G od, and God the Just ; 
"There's none b eside pretends to shew 
*^Such justice and salvation too. 



3 ['' Ye that in shades of darkness dwell^ 
'• Just on the verge of death and hell^ 
'•'• Look up to me from distant lands, 
'' Light,life,and heaven are in my hands, 

4*'l by my holy name have sworn, 
" Nor shall the word in vain return, 
" To me shall all things bend the knee^ 
'' And every tongue shall swear to me.j 

5 " In me alone shall men confess, 
''Lies all their strength and righteousness: 
'' But such as dare despise my name, 
" I'll clothe them with eternal shame. 

6 " In me, the Lord, shall all the seed 
'• Of Israel from their sins be freed, 
" And by their shining graces prove 
" Their interest in my pardoning love,'' 

25Q> Hymn 85. B. 1. S. M. ST 

S Hopkins, St. Thomas, 

T/ie same. 

1 npHE Lord on high proclaims 

JL His Godhead from his throne ; 
"Mercy and justice are the nain^s 
** By which I will be known. 

2 *' Ye dying souls, that sit 
'•' In dai kness and distress, 

" Look from the borders of the pit 
** To my recovering grace," 

3 SmJsers shall hear the sound j 
The:r thankful trngues shall own 

'^Otirnghteousnesffand strength is foun»l 
"In thee, the Lord, alone." 

4 In thee shall Israel trust, 

** And see their guilt forgiven ; 

God will pronounce the sinners just,. 

And take the saints to heaven. 

25^7 Hymn 87. B. 1. L. M. 2Sl« 
) Antigua, Gloucester. 

Go d divells with the humble and penitent. 
irpBUS salth the High and Lofty One, 
X "I sit upon my holy throne ; 
'' My name is God, I dwell on high, 
'^ Dwell in my own eternity. 

2 *^' But I descend to worlds below, 
*' On earth I have a mansion too ; 
" The huiTible spirit and contrite 

'' Is an abode of my delight. , 

3 *' The humble soul my words revive ^ 
" I bid the mourning sinner live ; 

" Heal all the broken hearts I find, 
"And ease the sorrows of the mind. 

4 [*' When I contend against their sin, 
^"•1 make them knowhow vil? they've been; 
'' But should my wrath forever -smoke, 
*' Their souls would sink beneath my 

stroke*" 



262, 263, 264 



SCRIPTURE PROMISES, 



265 



5 O may thy pardoning grace be nigh, 
Lejst we should faint, despair, and die ! 
Thus sliajl our better thoughts approve 
The methods of thy chastening love.] 



262 ( 



Hymx 125. B. 1. CM. a 
Braintree, Barby. 

Chrisf^t compassion to the weak and tempted. 

1 "^"irrrH jny we meditate the grace 

■VT Of our High-Priest aboA'e ; 
Hit» heart is made ctf tenderness, 
His bowels melt -with iove. 

.2Tcuch'd with a sympathy within, 
He knows owv feeble frame ; 
He knows what sore temptations mean, 

For he has feJt the same. 
j3 But spotless, innocent and pure 
The great Redeemer .stood, 
While Satan's fiery, darts he bore, 
tAnd did resist to blcod. 
4 He in the days of feeble flesh 
Poured out his crivs and tears, 
And in his measure feels afi-esh 
What every member bears. 
6 [He'li never quench the smokhig flax, 

But raise it to a flame; 
lire bruised reed he never breaks, 
Nor scorns the meanest name.] 
6 Then let our hiimble faith address 
Hi^ mercy and his power; 
We fchalK obtain delivering grace 
In thcL distressing hour. 

Of;o> H¥Mn'138. B. 1. CM. « 
'^"'^ 5 London, Abridge. 

Saints in the hand of Christ. 
ITj^IRM as the earth thy gospel stands, 
X; My Lord, my hope, my trust; 
If I a til found in Jesus' hands, 
My soul can ne'er be lost. 

2 His hon(5ur is engag'd to save 

The meanest of his sheep; 
All that his heavenly Father gave, 
His hands securely keep. 

3 Nor death nor hell siiall e'er remove 

His favourites from hJb breast; 
In the dear bosom of his love*- 
They must forever rest. 

.^aAl Psalm 119. 10th Part. C. M. b 

'^"^ 5 St. Martins, Carolina. 

Pitading the /iromises. 
Verse 38, 40. 

JfOEHOLDihyvvaidiig servant, Lord, 
.O Devoted to thy fe:r; 
Remember and coidirm thy word, 
Fcr all my hopes are there. 



Vevse 41, 58, 1«7. 

2 Hast thou not sent salvntion down, 

And promis'd quickeniiig grace .> 
Doth not my lieart^t-ldress thy throne? 
And yet thy love delays. 

Verse 123, 42. 

3 Mine eyes for thy salvation fail ; 

O b«^r thy servant up i 
Nor let the scoffing lips prevail. 
Who dare reproach my hope. 

Verse 4^, 74. 

4Didst thou not raise my faith, O Lord ^ 

Then let thy truth appear : 
Saints shall rejoice in my reward, 
And trust, as well as fear. 



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Hymint 69. B. 2. C M. « 

> Arlington, Christmas. 

Thefaithfubiei^sofGod in his firomises. 

1['0 EGIN, my tongue, some heaven- 
J3 ly theme. 

And speak some boundless thing, 
Tlfe mighty works, or mightier name 
Of our eternal Kmj.^. 

2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness. 

And sound his power abroad ; 
Sing the sweet promise of his grace, 
Auii the performing God. 

3 Proclaim sa/x'cr/o72 from the Lord^ 

For ivretchedy dying men ; 
His hand has writ the sacred word 
With an immortal pen. 

4Engrav'd as in eternal brass 
Tiie mighty promise shines; 
Nor can the |>owers of darkness raze 
Those everlasting lines.] 
5[He that can dash whole worlds to death, 
And make them when he please ; 
He speaks — and that almighty breath 
Fulfils his great decrets. 

6 His very word of grace is strong, 
: As that which built the skies ; 

The voice that rolls the stars along 
Speaks all the promises. 

7 He said, Let the wide heaven be sfiread. 

And heav'n was stretch'd abroad ; 
Abrah^nu^ni be thy God, he said, 
. And he was Abrah'm's God. 

8 p, might I hear thine beavenlv tongue 

But whisper. Thou art mine ! 
Those gentle words should raise my song 
To notes almost divine. 

9 How would my leaping heart rejoice. 

And think my heaven secure ! 
I trust the all-creaiing voice. 
And fuith desires no more.] 



rNFLUE?TCES AND GRACES OF THE SPIRIT. 



^^^ $ Islington, Portugal. 

The truth of God the firomiser ; or^ the 
firo7mses are our security. 

inrjRAlSE, everlasting praise be paid . 
Jl ToHiin who earth''s foundations laid: 
Praise to the God whose strong decrees 
Sway the creation as he please. 

2 Praise to the goodness of the Lord, 
Who rules his people by his word ; 
And there, as strong as his decrees, 
He sets his kindest promises, 

3 Firm are the words his prophets gh'e 'r 
Sweet words, on which his children live; 
Each of them is the voice of God, 
Who spoke,and spread the skies abroad. 

4 Each of them powerful as that sound 
Hiat bid the new-made world go round: 
And stronger than the solid pole*, 
On which the wheel of nature rolls.] 

SWhence then should doubts and fears arise? 
Why trickling sorrows drown our eyes? 
Slowly, alas ! our mind receives 
The comforts that our Maker gives. 

6 O, for a strong, a lasting fuith 

To credit what the Almighty saith ! 
To embrace the message of hiS Son, 
And call the joys of heaven our own. 

7 Then,should the earth's old pillars shake, 
And all the wheels of nature break ; 
Our steady souls would fear no more 
Than solid rocks, when billows roar. 

8 Our everlasting hopes arise 
Above the ruinable skies,, 
W^here the eternal Builder reigns, 
And his own courts his power sustains. 

www 

INFLUENCES AND GRACES 
OF THE SPIRIT. 

9^7 ; Hymn 144: B. 2. L. M. & 
^^; S Green's Hundredth, Bath. 
The effusion of the Sjiirzi ; or, the suc- 
cess of the gospel. 
Il^REAT was the day, the joy was 

\JK great, 

When the divine disciples met; 

While on their heads the Spirit came. 

And sat like tongues of cloven flame 
2 What gifts, what miracles he gave I 

And power to kill, and power to save : 

Furnish'd their tongues with wondrous 
words. 

Instead of shields, and spears, and swords. 

3Thusarm'd, he sertt ihe champions forth, 
From east to west, from south to ncrtb: 
K 2 



268, '269^ 



268 ( 



Go ! and assert your Saviour's cause ; 
Go I spread the mystery of his cross. 

4 These weapons of the holy war. 
Of what almighty force they are, 

To make our stubborn passions bow, 
And lay the proudest rebel low ! 

5 Nations, the learned and the rude. 
Are by these heavenly arms subelu'd ; 
While Satan rages at his loss, 
And hates the doctrine of the cross. 

6 Great King of grace, my heart subdue t 
I would be led in triumph too, 

A willing captive to my Lord, 
And sing the victories ©f his word. 

FAITH. 
Hymn 140. B. 1. C. IVT. U 

St. Asaphs, St. Martins. 
A living and a di ad faith. Collected 

from several scrifitures. 
II^ISTAKEN souls: that dream of 
jLTJL heaven. 

And make their empty boast 
Of inward joys, and sins forgiven. 
While they are slaves to lust. 
2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights. 
If faith be cold and dead ; 
None but a living power unites 
To Christy the living head. 
3^'Tis faith that changes all the heart, 
'1'is faith that works by love ; 
That bids all sinful joys depart, 
And lifts the thoughts above. 

4 'Tis faith that conquers earth and helj 

^y a celestial power ; 
This is the grace that shall prevail 
In the decisive hour. 

5 [Faith must obey her Father's will, ?, 

As well as trust his grace ; 
A pardoning God is jealous still 
For his own holiness. 

6 When from the curse he sets us freej 

He makes our natures clean. 
Nor would he send his Son lo be 
The minister of sin.. 

7 His, Spirit purifies our frame. 

And 5.eals our peace with God; 
Jesus and his salvation came 
By water and by blood. j 

2£-Q;HyMNH2. B. 1. CM. « 
•^^ J Swauwick, Mear. 

the brazeii xrfit nt; or looki> g toJesus^ 
I OO did Ihe Hebrew prophet raise 

lO The brazen serpent high ; 
1 he wounded felt iiaiwediate ease^ 
The camp forbore to die-. 



-270, S7i INFLUENCES AND GRACES OF THE SPIRIT. 

272^ 



272,2/3,274 



2 " Look upward ,m the dyin^ hour, 

** And live," the prophet cries ; 

But Christ performs a nobler cure, 

When faith lifts up her eyes. 

8 High on the cross the Saviour hung ; 
High in the heavens he reigns: 
Here sinners, by the old serpent stung, 
Ldok, and forget their pains. 
4 When God's own Son is lifted up^ 
A dying world revives; 
The Jew beholds the glorious hope. 
The expiring Gentile lives. 



270 



Hymn 142. B. 2. S. M. » 
St. Thamas, Dover. 

J^''aith in C{irist our nacrifice. 

1 IWrOT all the blood of beasts, 
J3I On Jewish aitars siain, 

Couki give the guilty conscience peace. 
Or wash away the stain. 

2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 
Takes all our sins awayj 

A sacrifice of nobl'-F name 
And richer bloc:! than, they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 
On that dt ar head of thine, 

VVliile like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess nvy sin. 

4 My soul l;»oks back ta see 
The burdens thou, didst !)ear» 

When hanging on the cursed tree, 
And hopes her guilt was tlierc. 

5 Believing, we rejoice 

To see the curse remove; 
We bless the Lamb with ch'^erful voice, 
And sing his bleeding love. 



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Hymn 100. B 1. L. M. ^ 
Islington, Bath* 

Believe and be aaved. 
1"T^0T to condemn the sons of men 

kS Did Christ, the Son of God, appear; 

?Io weapons in his hands are seen, 
' No flaming sword, nor thunder there. 

2 Svich was the pity of our God, 
He lov'd the race of man so well, 
He sent his Son to bear owr load 
Of sins, and save our souls from hell. 

3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's woid, 
Trust in his mighty name, and live ; 

^ A thousand joys his lips afford, 
His hands a thousand blessings give.. 

4 But vengeance and damnation lies 
On rtbels who refuse the grace ; 
Who God's eternal Sou despise, 
T^^ hottest heli shall be \heir place. 



Hyw.v 125. B. 2. L. M. 2& 

All Saints, Wells. 
Faith and repentance^ unbelief and impenitence. 

1 J IFE and immortal joys are given 
JLJTo souls that mourn the sins they' ve 

done ; 
Children of wrath made heirs of heaveri, 
By faith in God's eternal Son. 

2 Wo to the wretch that never felt 
The inward pangs of pious grief, 
But adds to all his crying guilt 
The stubborn sin of unbelief. 

3 The law condemns the rebel dead, 
Under the wrath of God he lies : 
He seals th« curse on his own head ; 
And with a double vengeance dies. 

2737 H^MN 120. B. 1. CM. jjg 

3 Christmas, Rochester. 

Faif.fi f]f things unseen. 

1 Tj^AI I'H is the brightest evklence 
X Of thi!)ji,s beyond our sight, 
bteaks through the clouds of flesh and 

sense. 
And dwells in heavenly light. 

2 It sets times past in preseirt view, 

Brings distant prospects home, 
Of things a thousand years ago. 
Or thousand years to come. 

3By faith we know the worlds were made 
fiy God's almighty word ; 
Abrah'm, to u. known countries led, 
By faith obey'd the Lord. 

4 He sought a city, fair and high, 

Built by the eternal hands ; 
And faith assures us, though we die, 
That heavenly building stands. 

.»74 > Hymn 129. B. 2. L. M, W 
^*^S Nantwich, Italy. 

We walk by faiths not by sight, 

I'nj^IS by the faith of joys to come, 

^ We walk thro' desarts dark as night; 

Till v;e arrive at heaven, our home. 

Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 

2 The want of sight she well supplies. 
She makes the pearly gates appear : 
Far into distant worlds she pries, 
And brings eternal glories near. 

3 Cheerful we tread the desart through, 
While faith inspires a heavenly ray, 
Though lions roar, and tempests blow. 
And rocks and dangers fill the way. 

4 60. Abrah'm, by divine command, 
Left his own house to walk with God ;, 
His faith beheld the promis'd land, 
And 6red his zeal along th« to^^-^ 



275, 270 

275] 



Hymn 162. B. 2. C. M. 
St. Davids, St. Asaphs, 
Meditation of heaven ; ovy the joy of faith 



PEAR AND HOPE. 
B. 2. C. M. * 



1 A/J Y thoughts surmount these lower 
irl. /\nd look within the veil ; [skies. 
There springs of endless pleasure rise. 
The Waters never fail. 

2 There I behold, with sweet delight, 

The blessed Three i a One ; 
And strong affections fix my sight 
On God's incarnate Son. 

3 His promise stands forever firm, 

His grace shall ne'ei depart; 
He binds my name upon his arm, 
And seals it on his heart. 

4 Light are the pains that nature brings; 

How short our sorrows are, 
When with eternal future things 
The present we compare ! 

5 I would not be a stranger still 

To that celestial place, 
Where 1 forever hope to dwell. 
Near my Redeemer's face. 



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Hymn 14. B. 1. L. M. » 
Truro, Portugal. 

The triumfih of faith ; or, Christ^s un- 

cJiangeahle love. 
iTy rIO shall the Lord's elect condemn? 
'Tis God that justifies their souls ; 
And mercj'^, like a mighty stream, 
O'er all their sins divinely rolls. 

2 Who shall adjudge the saints to hell ? i 
'Tis Christ that suffer'd in their stead ; ! 
And, tlie salvation to fulfil, 

Behold him rising from the dead! I 

3 He lives! he lives i and sits above, j 
Forever interceding there : 

Who shall divide us from his love. 
Or what should tempt us to despair? 

4 Shall persecution, or distress, 
Famine, or sword, or nakedness? 
He that hath lov'd us bears us through, 
And makes us more than conquerors too 

6 Faith hath an overcoming power; 
It triumphs in the dying hour ; 
Christ is our life, our joy, our hope. 
Nor can we sink with such a prop. 

6 Not all that men on earth can do. 
Nor powers on high, nor powers below, , 
Shall cause his mercy to remove, 
Or w«au 9ttx h$itf t» &<?» Christ Qur Iwe. I 



277, sra 

FEAR AND HOPE. 

277 X Ps^'-M ^ ^^' ^^^^ ^^^^' ^'^^ ^ 
"* * * 5 Canterbury, Wantage. 

Holyfcar^and lendemeas of confidence, 

Ver. 10. 

iX^/rrH my whoie heart I've sought 
▼ f O let me never stray [thy face, 
F» jiu thy command.^, O Gwd of g;ace. 
Nor tread the siunci's way! 

Ver. II. 

2 Thy word I've iiid vviihin my heart,. 

To keep my coiiscieuce clean, 
And be an everlasting guard 
From every rising sin. 

Ver. 63, 53, 158. 

3 I'm a companiua of the saints. 

Who tear and love the Lord : 
My sorrows rise, my nature faints. 
When men truMSgress thy word. 

Ver. 161, 163. 

4 While simiers do thy gospel wrong. 

My spirit stands in awe : 
My soul abhors a lying to.igae, 
But loves tiiy righteous law. 

Ver. 161, 120. 

5 My heart with s icred reverence hears 

The tfireateniiigs of thy word ; 
My flesh with h(;ly trembling fears 
The judgraenls of the Lord. 

Ver. 166, 174. 

6 My God, I long, t nope, I wait 

For thy salvation still; 
While thy whole law is my delight, 
Add I obey thy will. 

.270 > Psalm 42. 1st Part. CM. «orb 
'** 3 S\vanwick, Barby. 

Desertion and hofie ; or^ comfilaint of 
absence from fiublic worshifi . 

1 ^)in^ITH earnest longings of the mind, 

Tf My God; to th-e I look; 
So pants the hunted hart to find 
And taste the cooling brook. 

2 When shall I see thy courts of grace. 

And meet n)y God again ? 
So long an absence from thy face 
My heart endures with pain. 

3 Temptations vex my weary souly 

And tears are my repast; 
The foe insahs witiiout control, 
** And Where's your God at last?*' 

4 'Tis with a :irafnirnful pleasure now 

1 think on ancient days ; 
Then to thy house did numbers go. 
And all our work was praise. 

5 But why, my scul, sunk down *o far 

Beneath this heavy load.^ 
Why do my tuoughts indulge despaii*, 
An4 sin against my Gc<i^ 



279, 280 INFLUENCES AND GRACES OF THE SPIRIT. 



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6 Hope in the Lord.whose mighty hand 

Can all thy woes remove: 
For I bhall yet bef ae him stand, 

Aiid sing restoring love. 
<)7q7 Psal.>i42. 2(1 Part. L. M. 2& 
'^'^ j Poitngal, Hath. 

Mtlancholy ihoaghtH rt/iroved; oty 
ho/ie in uffiicLion. 
Y spirit sinks within me, Lord, 
But 1 will call thy name to mind, 
And linjes ol pa?t distress record, 
When I have found my God was kind. 

2 Hugfc troubles, with tumuhnocs noise. 
Swell like a sea, and round me spread ; 
Thy Hater-spouts diowu all my joys. 
And rising waves roll o'er my head. 

3 Yet will the Lord command his love 
When I address his throne by day ; 
Nor in the night his grace remove ; 
The night shall hear me sing and pray. 

4I"'ll cast raystif before his feet. 
And say, **• My God, my heavenly rock! 
*'V/hy doth thy love so long forget 
*'Thesoui that giO.instKrneath thy stroke." 

5 Pil chide my heart that sinks so low, 
Why should my soul indulge her grief? 
Hope in the Lord, and piaisehim too: 
He is my rest, my sure relief. 

6 Thy light and truth shall guide me still; 
Thy word sJiail my best thoughts employ, 
And lead me to thine holy hill^ 
jVIy God, my most exceeding joy I 

9Q/^ > Psalm 77. 1ft Part. C. M. b 

^ i Durl am, Uundee. 

Mclutichhlu u^:6uiuting, unci /lo/ic fire- 

V ailing. 
inno <^ od I cry'd with mournful voice, 
Si ; st^ughi I'is grucious tar, 
In ihe ?-ad day v/heu troubles rose, 
And fiii'd tht ni,.ht with fear. 

2 Sad were my days, and dark my 

My soul retus'd relief; [nigh'-.-, 
I iiiuught (Ml God, the )Ubt aiid wist, 
but liioughts incieah*d my grief 

3 Still 1 complau'd, and still opf/Vess'd, 

My hci If be^;an to break : 
My (iod, ti\y wraih foU)ade n>y rest, 
Aijd k< pi mine eyes awake. 

4 ^jy ''V( rwhelming sorrows grew 

'1 ill 1 'I'.ould spcik no more ; 
Then 1 wrr.Uin myself witlidrtw. 
And call'd thy judgnjents o'er. 

5 1 caji'd hack years and ?r deni times. 
VViicn 1 beheld thy face; 
Mj spirit se .rcli'cl f v i secret crimes, 
Tliiil mjgiit withhyid thy grace. 



6 I caird thy mercies to my mind^ 
Which I enjoy'd before: 

And will the L<.rd no more be kind? 
His face appear no more j* 

7 Will he forever cast me off? 

His pionuse ever fad.^ 
Hath he forgot his tender love? 
Shall anger still prevail? 

8 But I forbid this hope 'ess thought, 

This dark, despairing frame, 
Remembering what thy liand hath 
wrought; 
Thy hand is still the same. 

9 I'll think again of all thy ways, 

And tilk thy wonders o'er;^ 
Thy wonders of recovering grace, 
When flesh comd hope no- more. 

10 Grace dwells with justice on the throne;. 
And men that love thy word, 

Have in thy sanctuary known 
The counsels of the Lord. 

98 i ^ Psalm 3. C. M. 8 

'^^^5 Irish, Abridge. 

Doubts and fears sufifireased ; or, God 
our dcji-nce from ain and Saian. 

l"]ik/| Y God, how many are my fears! 
JlTJL How fast my foes increase ! 
Cor\spiring my eternal death. 
They break my present peace. 

2 The lyitig tempter would persuade 

The^re's no relief in heaven ; 
And all my swelling sins appear 
Too big to be forgiven. 

3 But thou, my glory and my strength, 

Sliali on the tempter tread, 
Shalt silerxc all ny threatening guilf. 
And raise my drooping head. 

4 [I cry'd ; and from his holy hill 

He bow'd a listening ear ; 
I c'ill'd my Father and my God, 
And he subdu'd my fear. 

5 He shed soft slumbers on mine eyes. 

In ispite of all my foes; 
I 'wokCj aiid wonder'd at the grace^. 
That guarded my repose.] 

6 What though the hosts of death and 

All arm'd against me stood! [hell 
Terrors liO more shall .shake my soul ; 
My refuge is my G:d 

7 Arise, O Lord, fu'fil thy grace, 

V^ hJle I thy ghry sing: 
My God hath broke the serpent's teelK, 
Apd death has lost his sung. 



2S2, 283, 284 



HUMILITY.. ..JOY AND REJOICING. 



^io;j, )iiii 



SSilvation to the Lord belongs; 
His arm alone can save; 
Blessings attend thy people here. 
And reacii bcyoiid the grave. 

HUMILITY. 
f^Qr>) HymxV 131. B. 1. L. M. & 

"^^■^ I CdStle Street, All Saints. 
T/ie fi/iarisee and fiubiican. 

lITJEflOLD how sinners disagree, 
_ijl Thq piibhcan and pharisee ; 
One doth his righteousness proclaim ; 
The other owns his guilt and shame. 

2 This man at humble distance stands, 
And cries for grace with lifted hands : 
That, boldly rises near the throne, 
And talks of duties he has done. 

3The Lord their di/Feren< languageknows. 
And different answers he bestows; 
The humble soul with grace he crowns, 
"While on the proud his anger frowns. 

4 Dear Father, let me never be 
Join'd with the boasting pharisee ; 
I have no merits of my own. 
But plead the sufferings of thy Son. 

) Psalm 131. C. M. b 

) Plymouth, Mear, 

Humility and submission. 
IT'S there ambiiion in my heart? 
X Sea ch, gracious Go;', and see; 
Or d*y I act a haughty pan ? 
Lord, I appeal to thee. 

charge my tiioughts, be humble 
And ad my carnage mild ; [stiil. 
Content, my Father, with thy will, 
Aad quiet as a child. 

3 The patient soul, the lowly mind 

Shall have a larj^e reward : 
Lft saints in sorrow lie re ign'd 
And t'ust a fcuttiful Lord. 



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284} 



JOY AND REJOICING. 

P.'.ALM 18. 3d Part. L. M. » 
Antigua, Italy. 
Rfjoicbif; in God; or, salvation and triumph. 

1 TUST are thy ways, and true thy word, 
•f Great Rock of my secure abode ; 
Who is a God, beside the Lord ? 
Or Where's a refuse like our God ? 

2 'Tis he that girds me with his might, 
Gives me his holy sword to wield ; 
And, while with sin and hell I fight, 
Spreads his salvation for my shield. 

3 He lives, (and blessed be my Rock) 
The God of my salvation lives: 
The dark designs of hell he broke : 
Sweet is the peace my Father ^ves. 



4 Before the scoffers of the age 

I AviJl exalt my Father's name ; 
Nor tremble at their mighty rage, 
But meet reproach, aud bear the shame. 

5 To David and his royal seed 
I'hy grace forever shall extend ; 

Thy love to saints, in Christ their head. 
Knows not a limit, nor an end. 

9qk7 Hvmn 57. B 2. L. M. ^ 

"^^^l Eaton, All Saints. 

The pleasures of a good conscience. 

1 "I" ORD, how secure and blest are they 
MJi Who feel the joys of pardon'd ^in ! 
Should storms of wrath shalie earth and 

sea, 
Their njinds have heaven and peace" 
within. 

2 The day glides sweetly o'er their heads, 
Made up of innocence and love ; 
And soft and silent as the shades, 
Their nightly minutes gently move. 

3[Quickas their thoughts their joys come 
But tly not' half so fast away ! [on, 
Their soujs are ever bright as noon, 
And calm as summer evening-^ be. 

4 How oft they look to th' heavenly hills, 
Where groves of living pleasure grow ! 
And longitig hopes and cheerlui -aiil&s 
Sit undisturbM upon th-rir brow.] 

5 They scorn to seek our golden toys ; 
But spend the day, and share the night 
In numbering o^er the richer jo", s, 

1 hat heaven prepares for their delight. 

6 While wretched we, like worms und 

nicies, 
Lie grov'ling in the dust below: 
Almighty grace, renew our souls, 
And weMi a?pire to glory too. 

286 J Hymn 73. B. 2. CM. « 

\ Braiatree, Hymn Second. 
Doubts scattered ; or, spiritual joys restored. 

ITjENl.E tV in luy sout,sad thoughts, 
SjL be gone, 

And leave me to my jo>s; 
i\L tnigiie shall triurnpii in mj God, 
And make a joyful nuise. 
SDarkness and doubts had veii'd my mind, 

And d uwa'il my heaa >• tears, 
Tid S'.vert ign grac«-',witiii shini ig rays, 
Dispel'd my gloomy fears. 

3 O ! what inur.ort 1 joy.s i felt, . 
And raptures all ('ivine — 
When Jesus t')ld n e — / ivaa his^ 
Atid my Beloved, 7nme> 



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289 



4 In vain the tempter frights my soul, 
And breaks nny peace in vain ; 
One glimpse, dear Saviour, of thy face, 
Revives my joys again, 

OQ>yl Hymn 59. B. 2. CM. » 

"^^ ' 5 Irish, Arundel. 

Paradiije on earth. 

1 £^ LORY to God,who walks the sky, 
Ijr And seiids his blessings through ; 

Wiio tells his saints of joys on high, 
And gives a taste below. 

2 [Glory to God, who stoops his throne, 

That dust and worms may nee't, 
And brnigs a glimpse of glory down 
Around his sacred feet. 

SWhen Cbrist,with all his graces crown'd, 
Sheds his kind beams abroad, 
*Tis H y(ung heaven on earthly ground, 
A'id glory in the bud. 

4 A blooming paradise of joy 

In this wild desert springs ; 
And every sense 1 straight eniplr,y 
On sweet celestial thiiigs. 

5 White lilies all around appear, 

And each his glory shows! 
The Rose of Sharon blossoms here, 
The fairest fiower that blows. 

6 Cheerful I fe:.st on heavenly fruit. 

And drink the pleasures down ; 
Pleasures that flow hard by the foot 
Of the eternal throne!] 

7 But ah ! how soon my joys decay ; 

How soon my sii s arise, 
And snatch the heavenly scene away 
From these lamenting * yes ! 

8 When shnll ibe time, dear Jesus,when 

Thf shining day appear, 
,That I shall leave those ciouds of sin, 
And guilt, and darkness here ? 

8 Up to the fields above the skies, 
My hasty feet would go ; 
There everlasiing flowers arise. 
And joys nn withe ring grow. 

QQQ > Hymn SO. B. 2 S. M. « 
'^^^ \ St. Thombs, Sih er Strt et. 
He.avenh: joy on earth. 

1 [^OME, we ihat iove the Lord, 

\J And let cur joys be known, 
Join ill a s; ng with swett accord, 
And thus surr(U:id the throne. 

2 The sorrows of the mind 
Be baniih'd from the place! 

Religion never was design 'd 
To make our pleasures less.] 

Ltt those refuse to sing. 
That never knew our God ; 



But favourites of the heavenly King 
May speak their joys abroad. 

4 [The God that rules on high; 
And thunders when "he please, 

That rides upon the stormy sky^ 
And manages the seas ;] 

5 This awful God is our*s, 
Our Father, and our love; 

He shall send down his heavenly powers 
To carry us above. 

6 There we shall see his face. 
And never, never sin ; 

There, from ihe rivers of his grace, 
Drink endlfss pleasures in. 

7 Yes, and before we rise 
To that immortal state, 

The thoughts of such amazing bliss. 
Should constant joys create. 

8 [The men of grace have found 
Glory begun below ; 

Celestial f;uits on earthly ground 
From faith and hope may grow.] 

9 [The hill of Sion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets, 
Befote we reach the heavenly fields, 
Or walk the golden streets. 

10 Then let our songs abound, 

Av'.d every tear be dry ; 
We're marching through Immanuel's 
ground, 
To' fairer worlds on h'gh ] 



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KNOWLEDGE. 

Psalm 25. 2d Part. S. M. tt 
Sutton, Froome. 
Divine iJiHtrucfion. 
HEHE shall the man be found, 
That fears t' rffend his God ; 
That loves the gospel's joyfui scund, 
And tremble's at the rod .'* 

> The Lord shall mnke him know 
I'he secrets «f his hi art. 

The wondei s of his covenant show, 
And 'all his love impart. 

5 The denhngs of his hand 
Are truth and mercy sttll, 

With such as in his covenant stand. 
And love to do his will. 

i Their souls shall dwtll at ease 

Bt f( re their Maker's face : 
Their seed shall taste the promises 
In their extensive grace 



290, 291 



LIBERALITY. 



292, 293 



Psalm 119. 9th Part. CM «J!4His lips abhor to talk profane. 



2yU J Arundel, Kingston, Hymn 2d. 

Desire of knowledge ; or ^ the teachingn 

of the Spirit, loith the word. 

Verse 64, 08, 18. 

1 rilHY mercies fii I the earth, O Lord, 

JL How good thy works appear! 
Open mine eyes to read thy word, 
And see thy v/onders there. 

Verse 73, 125. 

2 My heart was fushioii'd by thy hand, 

M> service is thy due ; 
O make thy servant understand 
The duties he must do. 

Verse 19. 

3 Since I'm a stranger here below, 

Let not thy path be hid ; 
But m irk the road my ft-^t should go, 
And be my constant guide. 

Vene 26. 

4 When I confess'd my wandering ways, 

Thou heard'st my soul camplain ; 
Grant me the teachings of thy grace. 
Or I shall stray again. 

Vei se 3.3, 34. 

5 If God to me his statutes show, 

And heavenly truth impart, 
His work forever I'll pursue. 
His law sh 11 rule my heart. 

Verse 50, 71. 

6 This was my comfort when I bore 

Variety of grief; 
It made me learn thy word the more, 
And fly to that relief. 

Verse 51. 

7 [In vain the proud deride me now ; 

I'll ne'er forget thy law ; 
Nor let that blessed gos{)el go. 
Whence all my ho[)es I draw. 

Verse 27, 171. 

5 When I have learn'd mv Father's will, 
I'll teach the world his ways: 
My thankfu' )ips, inspir'd with zenl, 
Shall loud pronounce his praise.] 



291^ 



LIBERALITY. 

Psalm 37. 2d Part. C. M. b 
Barby, Carolina. 

Charity to the p»'>r ; or, religion in •wordu and deed?, 

1 \MrilY do the wealthy wicked boast, 

f ▼ And grow prof^fnely bold? 
The meanest portion of the just. 
Excels the sinner's gold. 

2 The wicked borrows of his friends, 

But tie'er designs to pay ; 
The saint is merciful, and lends, 
Nnr turns the poor awity. 

3 His alms with liberal heart he gives 

Among the sons of need ; 
His memory to long ages lives, 
And blessed is his seed. 



To slander or defraud ; 
His ready tongue declares to men 
What he has learnVl of God. 

5 The law and gospel of the Lord 

Deep in his heart abide ; 
Led by the Spirit and the \yord, 
His feet shall never slide. 

6 W hen sinners fall, the righteous stand, 

Preserv'd from every snare ; 
They shall possess the promis'd land, 
And dwell forever there. 



% 



Psalm 4L L. M. 
Antigua, Truro. 
Charity to the poor; or, pity to the afflicted. 



292 1 

Charity _ _ ^ 

I]f> LEST is rbe man, whose bowels move, 
_13 And melt with pity to the poor ; 
Whose 550ul by sympathizing love. 
Feels what his fellow saints endure. 

2 His heart contrives for their relief 
More good than his own hands can do; 
He in the time of general grief 
Shall find the Lord has bowels too. 

3 His soul shall live secure on earth, 
With secret blessings on his head, 
Whendrought,and pe£tilence,an'l dearth 
Around him multiply their dead. 

4 Or, if he languish on his conch, 
God wiil pronounce his sins forgiven, 
Will save him with a healing touch. 
Or take his wilhng soul to heaven. 

293? PsALMl12. L. P. M. X 

\ St. Hellens. 

Thrf blrs^higH yf the liberal man, 

1 ''p HAT man is blest, who .stands in awe 

■*■ Of God, and loves his sacred law; 

His sedf? on earth shall be renown'd ; 
His house, the seat of wealth, shall be 
An inexhausted treasury, 

And with successive honours crown'd. 

2 His liberal favours he extends. 

To some he give?, to oihers lends?: 

A generous pity fills his nijnd : 
Yet what his charity impair?. 
He saves by prudence in affairs. 
And thus he''5 just to all mankind. 

3His hands, while they his alms bestow'd, 
His glorj^g future harvest sow'd : 

The sweet remembrance of the just, 

Like a green root, revives and bears 

A train of blessings for his heirs. 

When dying nature sleeps in dust. 

4 P.oset with threatening dangers round, 

UnmovM shall he maintain his ground ; 

Hi« conscience holds his courage up : 



^94, 295 



IXFLUENCKS AND GRACES OF THE SPIRIT. 



296. 297 



The soul that's fillM -vvllh virtue's light, 
Shines brightest in tiflflictioirs riigljl ; 
And sees in darknc-s beams of hope. 
Pause. 

5 [111 tidings never cavi surprise 

His heart, that fix"'d on God relie?, 

The vt^aves and tempests roar around. 
Safe on a rock he sits, and sees "' 
The shipwreck of his enemies, 
^ fend all their hope and glorv drown'd ^ 

6 The wicked shall his triumph see, 
And gnash their tefth irj. agony, 

To find their expectations crost ; 
They and their envy, pride and spite, 
Sink dovi^n to everlastifig night, 

And all their nam^is in darkness lost.] 

rtQ^) Psalm 113. ].. M. * 

/ibJl^ Truro, Nantwich. 

The hltsningfiofthefuoii.s andcharitabh. 

I'ri^HRICE happy man, who fears the 
X Lord, 

Loves his coinmaTids,and trusts his word; 
Honour and peace his days attend, 
And blessings to his seed descend. 

2 Compassion dwells upon his mind, 
To works of mercy still inclined ; 
He lends the poor some prtsent aid. 
Or gives them, not to be repaid. 

Vi When times grow dark, and tidings 

spread, 

That fill his neitihbour? round with dread, 

His heart is arm'd against the fear, 

For God, with all his power, is there. 

4 His soul, well fix'd upon the Lord, 
Draws heavenly courage from his word ; 
Amidst the darkness, light shall rise. 
To clieer hjs heart, and bless his eyes. 

5 He hath dispersal his alma abroad, 
His works are still before his God ; 
His name on earth shall long remain, 
While envious sinners fret in vai«. 



^96^ 



295? 



PsAl.M 112. C. M. A 

5 llociiester, Mear. 

Liberulify rcwsrdcd, 

1 T¥ \PPY is he thit f*-ars the Lord, 
H And follows his c .invnan !p : 

Wtio lends the poor vy.lh ir reward. 
Or gives with liberil hands 

2 As pity dwells within his br'east 

To hU the sons ot need ; 
So G <i shall answer his r<'qiiest, 
With blessings on his seed. 

3' No evil tidings shnll surprise 
His well-estabiish'd mind : 
His soul to God, his refuge, flies, 
And leavesi his teal's behind. 



4 In t mes of teneral distress, 

S( me beams of light sh<vll shine, 
Ti! show the world his riehleouhness, 

And give him peace divine. 
5 His works <.f piety and love 

Remain before the Lird, 
H'>T>.om' on eaith, and joys above, 

Sbail be his sure reward. 

LOVE. 

Hymn 3a. B. 2. C. M. » 

Yoik, Braintree. 
Love to God. 
APPY the heart where graces reign, 
\A'here io\e aisfJr s the breast: 
Love is the, bi'i,e;htest cf the train, 
An ■' strengthens ail the rest. 

2 Knowfedge, al s! 'tis all in vain," 

Aiid ail in vain our fear; 
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign, 
If love be al:)sent there. 

3 Tis lovfe that makes r ur cheerful feet 

In swift obedience move; 
The devi s knew, and tremble too; 
But Satan c-nnot love. 

4 Tais is. the g! ace that lives and sings, 

Wh( n faith and hope shall cease ; 
*ris this shall strike <flir joyful strings. 
In the swett realms of bliss, 

5 Bcfui^e we quite f rsake our clay, 

Or leave tliis dark abode, 
The wings of love btrar us away 
To see our smiling God. 

207 I Hymn 42, B. 2. C. M. « 

\ Kingston, Pete- boro\ St. Asaphs. 
Deaght in God. 
111^ /^ Y God,what endless plec»sures dwell 
XTJL Above, at thy right hand ! 
Thy coutts b. low, how amiable. 
Where all thy gr-xes stand! 

2 The swallow near thy tf'mjjle lies, 

And chirps a cheeiful nole : 
The lark m-unis upward to the skies. 
And tun* s her warbling throai : 

3 Aiul wc, when in thy presence, Lord, 

We sh(^.ut with joyful tont^ues; 
Or., sitting r und our E ither's board, 
We C'own the feast with songs, 

4While Jesus shines with quickening grace 
We si.>g and m-unt on high; 
But, if a frown becloud his face, 
W'.' faint, and tire, and die. 

5 [Just as wc see the lonesome dove 

Bemoan her v/idow'd state, 
W andering, she flies through all the 
grove, 
And mourns her loving mate : 



298, 299, 300 



LOVE. 



301, 302,303 



6 Just so our thoughts, from thing to thing, 
L» restless circles rove; 
Just so w dr«op. and hang the wing, 
When Jesus hides his love.] 

9Qo"> HiMN 108. B. 1. S. M. 2§1 
-^^^3 Pelbaiii, Watchman. 

Christ uiueeii mid O' loved. 

1 "IVr^T with our moital eyes 
J3l Have we beheld the Lord ; 

Yet v.e Ttjoice to hear his name, 
And love him in his word. 

2 On earth we want the sight 
Of our Redeemer's fcice ; 

Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts dehght 
To dweh upon thv grace. 

3 And when we taste thy love, 
Our joys divinely grow 

Unspeakable, like thn^-e above, 
Atid heaven begins below. 

9QQ ? Psalm 133. C. M. ^ 

'^^^ i Barby, Abridge. 

Brotherly love. 
IX O, what an entertaining sight 
_M_i Are brethren that agree ! 
Brethren, whose cheerful hearts unite 
In bands of piety ! 

2 When streams of love, from Christ the 

Descend to every soul, {spring, 
And heavenly peace, Avith balmy wing, 
Shades and bedews the whole : 

3 'Tis like the oil, divinely sweet. 

On Aaron's reverend head, 
The trickling drops perfum'd his feet. 
And o'er his garments spread. 

4 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews 

That fall on Z'on's hill, 
Where God his mildest glory shews, 
And makes his grace distil. 

gQQ > HYMPf 130. 9.1. L. M. b 
> Linaehouse, Bath. 

Jyjvc and hatred. 

1 nVrOW by the bowels of my God, 
X^ His sharp distress, his sore com- 
plaints, 

By his last groans, his dying blood, 
I charge my soul to love the saints. 

2 Clamour, and wrath, and war be gone, 
Envy and spite forever cease ; 

Let bitter words no more be known 
Among the saints, the sons of peace. 

3 The Spirit, like a peaceful dove. 
Flies from the realms of noise and strife ; 
Why should we vex and grieve his love. 
Who seal.3 our souls to heavenly life ! 



4 Tender and kind be all our thoughts; 
1 hrough all our lives let mercy\un: 
So God forgives our numerous faults, 
For the dear sake of Christ his Son. 



301 1 



Hymw 126. B. 1. L. JVL « 

Roth well, Eaton. 

Charity and uncharvablm-ss. 

I ^IVr^^ different lood nor different dress 

j X% Compose the kingdom of our Lord, 

I But peace and joy and righteousness, 

Faith, and obedience to his word. 

2 When weaker Christians we despise, 
i We do the gospel mighty wrong ; 

I For God, the gracious and the wise, 
Receives the feeble with the strong. 

3 Let pride and wrath be banish'd hence, 
Meekness and love our souls pursue: 
Nor shall our practice give offence 
To saints, the Gentile or the Jew. 

3Q2? Hymn 133. B. L CM. b 
) Dundee, St. James. 
Love and charity. 

1 T ET Pharisees of high esteem 
XJ Their faith and zeal declare, 
All their religion is a dream. 

If love be wanting there. 

2 Love suffers long with patient eye, 
^ Nor is provok'd in haste, 

She lets the present injury die. 
And long forgets the past. 

3 [Malice and rage, those fires of hell. 

She quenches with her tongue; 

Hopes, and believes, and thinks no ill. 

Though she endures the wrong.] 

4 [She ne'er desires nor seeks to know 

The scandals of the time ; 
Nor looks with pride on those below, 
Nor envies these that climb.] 

5 She lays her own advantage by, 
* ^ To seek her neighbour's good : 

So God's own Son came down to die, 

And beught our lives with blood. 

6Love is the grace that keeps her power 

In all the realms above; 
There faith and hope are known Bo 
But saints forever lovft [more 

303 { Psalm 35. Cd Part, C. M. « 
■ $ Abridge, Arlington. 
Love to enemies; or, the love of Christ 

to (tin?ifrrs tyfiijied in David. . 
1"|> EHOLD the love,the generous love, 
jO That holy David shows; 
Hnrk, how his sounding bowels move 
To his atHicted fees? 



504, 303 INFLUExXGES AND GRACES OF THE SPIRIT. 



306, S07 



3{)4| 



2 When they are sick, his sonl complains, 

And seems lo teel the smart; 
The spirit of the gospel reigns. 
And melts his pious heart, 

3 How did his flowing tears condole, 

As for a brother dead ! 
And fasting niortify'd his soul. 
While for their life he i)ray'd, 

4They groan'd,ancl curs'd him on their bed, 

Yet still he pleads and mourns; 
And double blessings on his head 
The nghteous God returns. 

5 O glorious type of heavenly grace ! 

Thus Christ the Lord appears ; 
While sinners curse^the Saviour prays, 
An4 pities them with tears. 

6 He, the true David, Israel's King, 

Blest and belov'd of God, 
To save us rebels, dead in sin. 
Paid his own dearest blood. 

Psalm 1G9. C. M. b 
Bedford, Wantage. 
Love to enemies^ from the example of ChrisU 

1 i^ OD of my mercy and njy praise, 
\X Thy glory is my song : 
1'hough sinners speak against thy grace, 

With a blaspheming tongue. 

2 When in the form of mortal man 

Thy Son on earth was found, 
With cruel slanders, false, and vain, 
They compass'd him around. 

3 Their miseries his compassion move, 

Their peace he stiU pursu'd; 
They render hatred for his love. 
And evil for his good. 

4 Their malice raged without a cause, 

Yet, with his dying breath. 
He pray'd for murderers on his cross, 
And blest his foes in death. 

5 Lord, shall thy bright example shine 

In vain before mine eyes •* 
Give me a soul a-kin to thine. 
To love mine enemies. 

6 The Lord shall on my side engage, 

And in my Saviour's name, 
I shall defeat their pride and rage, 
Who slander and condemn. 

OAK ) Hybin 134. B. L L. M. » 

'•^"^^J Opono, Wells. 

Religion vain nvithout love. 

ITTTAD 1 the tongues of Greeks ard Jews 
XX And nobler speech than angels use, 
If love be absent, I am found 
Like tinkling brass, an eroptj sound. 

% "^Vere I inspired to preach and tell 
AD that js done in heaven and hell j 



Or could my faith the world remove, 
Still I am nothing without love. 

3 Should I distribute all ray store, 
To feed the bowels of the poor ; 
Or give my body to the flamfe. 
To gain a martyr's glorious name ; 

4 If love to God, and love to men 
Be absent, all my hopes are vain ! 
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal, 
The works of love can e'er fulfil. 

PRUDENCE. 

^ORI Psalm 39. 1st Part. C. M. * 
^^^l London, Charmouth. 
Watchfulness over the toiigue ; or, 

firudence and zeal. 
irpHUS I resolv'd before the Lord, 
X *' Now will I watch my tongue ; 
"Lest I let slip one sinful word, 
*' Or do my neighbour wrong." 

2 And if I'm e'er constrain'd to stay 

With men of fives profane, 
I'll set a double guard that day, 
Nor let my talk be vain. 

3 I'll scarce allow my lips to speak 

The pious thoughts I feel, 
Lest scoffers should the occasion take 
To mock my holy zeal. 

4 Yet if some proper hour appear, 

I'll not be over-aw'd, 
But let the scofBng sinners hear 
That 1 can speak for God. 

REPENTANCE. 

oQ^y) Hymn 123. B. 1 CM. b 
^^* J Carolina, Canterbury. 
The repenting prodigal. 
1 "O EHOLD the wretch, whose lust and 
J3 Had wasted his estate ; [wine 
He begs a share among the swine, 
To taste the husks they eat! 

2"I die with fRmger here," he cries, 

" I starve in foreign lands ; 
" My father's house ha1> large supplies, 
** And bounteous are his hands, 

3 '• 1*11 go, and with a mournful tongue 

** Fall .down before his face ; 
'* Father, I've done thy justice wrong, 
•'Nor can deserve thy grace.** 

4 He said— and hastened to his home. 

To st-^k his father's love; 
The father saw the rebel come. 
And all his bowels move. 

5 He ran, and fell upon his naCk, 

Embrac'd and kiss'd his son ; 
The rebel's heart with sorrow brake. 
For ffUies he had done. 



308, 309 



REPENTANCE, 



6 " Take o/T his clothes of shame and sin," 
('I'he father j^ives command) 
'*Dress him in garments white and clean, 
*' With ringi adorn his iiand. 
if ** A day of feasting 1 ordain ; 

•'Let niirth and joy abound; 
*'My son wis dead, and lives again, 
♦'Was lost, and now is found." 



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Psalm 51. 3d Part. C. M. b 
Plymouth. Windsor, 

RelJenfance, and faith in the blood of Christ. 

1 i\ GOD of mercy, tiear my call, 
\f My load of guilt remove ; 

Break down this separating; wall 
Thtt bars me from iny love. 

2 Give me the presence of thy grace ; 

Then my rejoici'tg ton^u-' 
Shall speak al iid t y righteousness. 
And make thy praise my song. 

3 No blood of gtats, nor h' ifers slam, 

For sin could e'er atone; 
Tne d*-.ith c.f Chris! snaii suU remai'. 
buffi'ient and alone. 

4 X soul oppressed with sin's desert, 

My God wdl ne'er dt-spise: 
A humble gt oin, a broken heart, 
Is our best hucritice. 

QHQ? Hymn 74. B. 2. S. M. b 
^^^ \ Little Marlboro', Ustic 

Refifntancefrom a ense ofclivi7iegood 
ness ; or, a com/ilaint q/'vigradtude, 

1 TS this the kind return, 

JL And these the thanks we owcj 
Thus to abu^e eternal love, 
Wh nee ail our blessings flow? 

2 To what a stubborn frame 
H^s sin reduc'd our mind! 

Wiiat strange rebeilious wretches we. 
And God as strangely kind ! 

3 [On as he bids the sun 
Shed his reviving rays; 

For us the skies their circles run, 
To lengthen out our days. 

4 The brutes obey their God, 
And bow their necks to men ; 

But we, more brise,more brutish things, 
Reject his easy reign.] 

5 Turn, turn us, mighty God» 
And mould our souls afresh ; 

Break, sovereign grace, these hearts of 
And give us hearts of flesh, [stone, 

6 Let old ingratitude 
Provoke our weeping eyes ; 

And hourly, as new mercies fall. 
Let hourly thanks arise. 



310} 



310, 3H, 31^' 

Hymn 106. B. 2. CM. b 
Carolina, York. 

Refienlance at the cross* 
IF my soul was form'd for wo, 
tlow would I vent my sighs ! 
Kepfntance shuuid like rivers flow 
Frota both my streaming eyes. 
2 ' Twas for my sins, my dearest Lord 
Hung on the cursed tree, 
And groan'd away a dyir.g life 

For thee, my soul, for thee. 
3 O ! how I bate those lusts of mine 

That crucified ray Ciod ; 
Th<«e sins tn^t pierc'd andnail'd his 
Fast to the fatal wood. [flesli 

4\Vs, mv Redeemer, they shall die; 

My heart h..s so decreed ; 
N' r will I spare the gu'l'y things 
That made my Saviour bleed. 
5 While, with a melting, broken heart. 

My iT.urJer'd Lori I view, 
I'll raise revenge agHhsst my sins. 
And slay the murilerers too. 



Bit 



M. 



b 



} Hymn 9. R.2. ( 
^ Mear Wa.tage. 

Godly sorroio arising from the sufferings of Christ 
L. VS! .aid ..id nu .">.viour b.'tdf: 



'A' 



heal 



\n(l did my Sovereign .'li-: 
Would he devote that sac-ed 
For such a worm as i ^ 

2 Thy body sldn, sweet X sus. thine, 
And bath'd in i;s own blood, 
Whi e, all expos'd to wrath divine^ 
The glorious sufferer stood! 

3W s it for crimes that I had done^ 
He groan'd upw the tree? 
Amazing pitv, grace unknown! 
And love beyond degree! 

4 Well mi.arht the sun in darkness hide, 

A«d s.mt his glories in, 
When God, the mighty Maker, died, 
For man, the creature's sin. 

5 Thus I might hide my blushing face, 

While his dear cross appears. 
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness. 
And melt mine eyes in tears. 

6 But drops of grief c^n ne'er repay 

The debt of love I owe: 
^Here, Lord, 1 give myself away; 
'lis all that I can do. 

o^9> Hymn 101. B. L L. M. « 
^^^l Truro, Shoel. 

Joy in heaven for a refienting sinner, 
1X¥^H0 can describe the joys that rise,. 
T T Through all the courts of paradise, 



313, 314 INFLUENCES AND GRACES OF THE SPIRIT. 315, 316, 317 



To see a prodigal return, 

To see an heir of glorj born ? 

2 With joy the Father doth approve 
The fruit of his eternal love ; 

The Son with joy looks down and sees 
The purchase of his agonies. 

3 The Spirit takes delight to view 
The holy soul he form'd anew ; 
And saints and angels join to sing 
The growing empire of their King. 

RESIGNATION. 
2iQ> Psalm 123. CM. ^ or b 
•^•^S Bedford, Plymouth. 

Pleading luith aubfnmion. 

1 f^ THOU, wluise grace and jus- 
\y tice reign, 

Etithron'd above the skies, 
To thee our hearts would tell their pain, 
To thee we lift our eyes, 

2 As servants watch their m tster's hand, 

And tear tne angiy stroke ; 
Or maids before their misti'&ss stand. 
And wait a peaceful look: 

3 So for our sins we justly feel 

Thy discipline, O God; 
Yet wait the gracious moment still, 

Till thou remove thy rod. 
4Those,whoin wealth and pleasure live, 

Our daily groans deride, 
And thy delays of mercy give 

Fresh courage to their pride. 

5 Our foes insult us, but our hope 

In thy compassion lies ; 
This thought shall bear our spirits up, 
That God will not despise. 

^iA\ Hymn 129. B. 1. L, M. ^ 
^*'^\ Newcourt, Shoel. 

Submission and delivtraiice ; or^ Abra- 
ham offering his son. 

1 CI AINTS, at your heavenly Father's 
O word, 

Give up your comforts to the Lord ; 
He shall restore what you resign. 
Or grant you blessings more divine. 

2 So Abrah'm, with obedient hand. 
Led forth his son at God's command ; 
The wood, the fire, the knife he took; 
His arm prepared the dreadful stroke. 

3 ^'Abrah'm, forbear," the angel cry'd ; 
" Thy faith is known, thy love is try'd ; 
*' Thy son shall live, and in thy seed 
*'ShalJ the whole earth be blest indeed." 

4 Just in the last distressing hour 
The Lord displays delivering power ; 
The mount of danger is tbe place 
Where we shall see surprising grace. 



gj^e) Hymn 5. H. 1. CM. b 

) Bangor, Cheisea. 

Submusion to afflictive providences. 

1 IVr AKED as from the earth w^ecamg, 
Xl Ai'd crpt to life at first, 
We to the earth return again, 

And mingle with our dust. 

2 1'he dear delights we here enjoy, 

And fondly call our own. 
Are but short favours borrowed now. 
To be repaid ajion. 

3 'Tis God that lifts our comforts high, 

Or sinks them in the grave; 
He gives, and (blessed be his name !) 
He takes but what he gave. 

4 Peace, all our angr>' passions, then ; 

Let each rebellious sigh 
Be silent at his sovereign will, 
And every murmur die. 

5 If smiling mercy crown our lives. 

Its praises shall be spread; 
And we'll adore the justice too. 
That sti-ikes our comforts dead. 

SINCERITY. 

<ryAaX HyMN 136. B. 1. CM. « 

^^"J Mear, Bedford. 

Sincerity and hypocrisy ; ortJormalUy in wortM^,. 

liriOD is a spirit, just and wise, 
xM He sees our inmost mind; 
In vain to heaven we raise our cries^ 
And leave our souls behind, 

2 Nothing but truth before his throne 

With hc>nour can appear; 
The paioted hypocrites are knowa 
Through the disguise they wear, 

3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies, 

Their bending knees the ground; 
But (iod abhors the sacrifice 
Where not the heart is found. 

4 Lord, search my thoughts, and try^ 

my ways. 
And make my soul sincere; 
Then shall I stand before thy face. 
And find acceptance there. 

Q^ ry > rsALM 50. 3d Part. L. M. b 
^l * J Eaton, Dresden, Wells. 

Hyfiocrisy exfiosed. 
\ rwiHE Lord, the Judge, his churches 

JL warns. 

Let hypocrites attend and fear. 
Who place their hope in rites and forms, 
But make not faith nor love their care. 

2 Vile wretches dare rehearse his name 
With lips of falsehood and deceit ; 
A friend or brother they defame, 
And soothe and flatter those they hate. 



3'r8, sm 



TRUST AND CONFIDENCE. 



320, 3tl 



3 T^ey watch to do their neighHours wrong, 
Yet dare to seek their Maker's face ; 
They take his covenant on their tongue, 
But break his laws, abuse his grace. 

4 To heaven they 1 ft their hands unclean, 
Defii d with lust, defil'd with blood ; 
By night they practise every sin, 
By day their mouths draw near to God. 

5 And while his judgments long delay. 
They grow secure, and sin the raore ; 
They think he sleeps as well as they, 
And put far off the dreadful hour. 

6 O dreadful hour, when God draw? near. 
And sets their crimes before their eyes ; 
His wrath their guilty souls shall tear, 
And no deliverer dare to rise, 

q^q; Psalm 119. 3d Part. C.M.«f 
^1^ S Mtar, St David's. Dundee. 

Profeisions of sincerity, repentance and obedience. 
Verse 57, 60. 

IfTIBOU art my portion, O my God ; 

JL Soon as I know thy way,. 
»y heart makes haste t' obey thy word, 
And suffers no delay. 

Verse 30, 14. 

2 1 choose the patii of heavenly truth, 
And glory in my choice; 
Not all the riches of the earth 
Could make me so rejoice. 

3 The testimonies of thy grace 

I set before mine eyes : 
Thence I derive my daily strength, 
And there mv comfort lies. 

Vt'rse 59. 

4 If once I wander from thy path, 

I think upon my ways;' 
Then turn my feet to thy commands. 
And trust thy pardoning grace. 

Verse 94, 114, 

5 Now I am thiue, forever thine, 

O save thy servant, Lord ! 
Thou art my shield, my hiding place, 
My hope is in thy word. 

Verse 112.. 

6 Thou hast inclin'd this heart of mine 

Thy statutes to fulfil: 
And thus, till mortal life shall end, 
Would I perform thy will. 

ciiQl Psalm 139. 3d Part. L. M. b 
** "-^ J 97th Psalm, Putney. 

Sincerity firqfessed^ imd grace tried; 

or, the heart-searching God. 
11\/jrY God, what inward grief I feel, 
J3JL When impious men transgress thy 

will! 
I mourn to hear their lips profane, 
Take thy tremendous name in vain. 
2Does not my soul detest and bate 
The sons of njalice and deceit .' 
h 2 



Those that oppose thy laws and thee, 
I count them enemies to me. 

3 Lord, search my soul,try ev'ry thought; 
Though mine own heart accuse me not 
Of walking in a false disguise, 

1 beg the trial of thine eyes. 

4 Doth secret mischief lurk within? 
Do I indulge some unknown sin? 

turn my feet whene'er I stray, 
And lead me ia thy perfect way. 

oonl Psalm 18. 2d Part. L. M. « 
^"^^l Blendon, Dunstan. 

Sincrritij proved and rewarded. 
IT ORD, thou hast seen my soul sincere,. 
-*^ Hast made thy truth and love appear; 
Before mine eyes I set thy laws. 
And thou hast own*d my righteous cause,. 

% Since I have learn'd thy holy ways, 
Pve walkM upright before thy face r 
Or, if my feet did e'er depart, 
'Twas never with a wicked heart. 

3What sore temptations broke my rest, 
What wars and strugglings in my breast ! 
But through thy grace,that reigns withiir,, 

1 guard against my darling sin : 

4That sin, which close besets me still,. 
That works and strives against my will ;. 
"VVhen shall thy Spirit's sovereign power 
Destroy it, that it rise no more ? 

5 [With an impartial hand, the Lord 
Deals out to mortals their reward; 
The kind and faithful soul shall find" 
A God as faithful and as kind. 

6 The just and pure shall ever say, 
Thou art more pure,more just than they r 
And men that love revenge shall know 
God hath an arm of vengfeance too ] 

TRUST AND CONFIDENCE. 

Psalm 62. L. M. # 

Antigua, Portugal, 

J\o trust in creatures ; or, faith in di- 
vine grace and fionver, 

ll^/JY spirit looks to God alone, 
i^A My rock and refuge is his throne : 
In all my fears, in all my straits, 
My soul on his salvation waits. 

2 Trust him, ye saints, in all yonr ways, 
Pour out your hearts before his face ; 
When helpers fail, and foes invade, 
God is our all-sufficient aid. 

3 False are the men of high degree,. 
The baser sort are vanity ; 

Laid in the balance, both appear 
Light as a puff of empty air. 



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4 Make not increasing gold your trust, 
Nor set your hearts on glittering dust : 
Why will ye grasp the fleeting smoke, 
And not believe what God has spoke ? 

SOnce has his awful voice declar'd, 
Once and again my ears have heard, 
'* All power is his eternal due ; 
" He must be fear'd and trusted too." 

6 For sovereign power reigns not alone, 
Grace is a partner of ihe throne ; 
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord, 
Shall well divide our last reward. 



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Hymn 103. BL CM. 
Devizes, Arlington. 
JVot asliamed rf the gosfi/l. 



IT'M not asham'd ti own niy Lord, 
JL Or to deteud his c.uise, 
^]aintain the honour of his word, 

The glory of his cross 
3 Jesus, my God ! I know his name ; 

H:s name is all my trust : 
Nor will he put-^my soul to shame. 
Nor let my hope be lost. 

3 Firm as his throne -is prom se stands. 

And he can well secure 
What Ive committed to his hands 
Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then will he own my worthless name 

Before his Father's face, 

And in the New lerui^alem 

Appoint my soul a place. 

ADDRESSES TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, 
o.-jq^ Hymn34. B. 2. CM. « 
^^^l Barby, Bedford. 
Breathing after the Holy Spirit; or, 

fervency of devotion desired. 
l|SOME, Holy Spi"^ he^ivenly Dove, 
\J With all thy quickening powers, 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 
In these cold hearts of ours. 
2 Look how we grovel here below* 
Fond of these trifling toys : 
Our souls can neither fly nor go, 
To reach eternal joys. 
oin vain we tune our formal songs. 

In vain we strive to rise ; 
Hosannas languish on our tongues. 
And our devotion dies. 

4 Dear Lord, and shaV^ we ever live 

At this po^r, flyin*; rate > 
Our love so faint, so cold to thee, 
And thine to us so great ? 

5 Come, Holy Spirit heavenly Deve, 

With all thy quickening powers; 
Come, shed abroad a Saviou 's love, 
And that shall kindle ours, 



224 J Hymn 133. B.2. L.M. « 
5 Greenes Hundredth, Truro. 
The ofiera lions of the Holy Spirit. 
IXj^TERNAL Spirit, we confess, 
MIA An.i sing the v/onders of thy grace ; 
Thy power conveys our blessings down 
From God the Father, and the Son, 

2Enlighten'd by thine heavenly ray, 
Our shades and darkness turn to day ; 
"1 hine inward teachings make us know 
Our danger and our refuge too. 

3 Thy power and glory works within, 
And breaks the chains of reigning sin ; 
Doth our imperious lusts subdue, 
And forms our wretched hearts anew. 

4 The troubled conscience knows thj 
voice ; 
Thy cheering words awake our joys ; 
Thy words ailay the stormy wind, 
And calm the surges of the mindt. 

q9K I Hymn 144. B. 1. C. M. «E 
^^*^S Bedford, Arhngton. 

VVir ivilnesun.g and aeulmg Spirit. 

1 ^^/'H Y stiou'd the children rf a King 

¥? Go mourning all iheir davs? 
Great Comforter, descend, and bring 
Sfjnie token of thy grace. 

2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints, 

And seal the heirs of lieaven ;* 
When wilt thou banish my complaints 
And show my sins forgiven ? 

3 Assure my conscience of her part 

In the Redeemer's blood ; 
And bear thy wjiness with my hearty 
That 1 am born of God. 

4 Thou art the earnest of his love. 

The pledge of joys to coiue ; 
And thy soft wicgs, ceesiial Dove, 
Will safe convey me home. 

grip I Hymn 23. B. 2. L. M. W 

d-iO ^ Newcourt, Italy, 97th P.^alm. 
77k sight of God and Christ in heav>in. 
r|~^ESCEiND from heaven, immortal 

XJ Dove, 

Stoop dow«, and take us on thy wings \. 

And mount, and bear us far above 

'Jhe reach of these inferior things: 

2 Beyond, beyond this lower sky, 
Up where eternal ages roll ; 
Where solid pleasures never die. 
And fruits immortal feast the soul. 

3 for a sight, a pleasing sight 
Of our Almighty F.ither's throne I 
There * tv our Saviou , crowo'.j wi'n light, 
CiothM IB a body like our oayh. 



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4 Adoring saints around him stand, 
And thrones and powers before him fall ! 
The God shines gracious through the m.m, 
And sheds sweet f:lories on them all ! 

5 O what amazing joys thej feel, 
While to their golden harps they sing, 
And sit on every heavenly hill, 
And spread the triumphs of their King I 

6 \\ hen shall the day, dear Lord, appear, 
That I shall mount, to dwell above ; 
And stand and bow among them there. 
And view thy face, and sing, and love ? 



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^27? Psalm 51. 1st Part. L. M. b 
\ German, Bath, Liraehouse. 
yl penitent /drudi.g for pard'ju. 

1 Q HEW pity. Lord : 6 Lord, forgive ; 
O Let a repenting rebel live ; 

Are not thy mercies large and free ? 
May not a sinner trust in thee ? 

2 My crimes are great, but not surpass 
The power and glory of thy grace: 
Great God, thy nature hath no bound. 
So let thy pardoning love be found. 

3 wash my soul from every sin. 
And make my guilty conscience clean; 
Here on my heart the burden lies, 
And past o5ences pain mine eyes. 

4 My lips with shame my sins confess, 
Against Ihy law, against thy grace: 
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, 
I am condemn'd, but thou art clear. 

5 Should suiden venj^eance seizf* my breathy 
I must pronounce thee just in death: 
And if my soul were sent to ht 11, 
Thy righteous law approves it well. 

6 Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord, 
VVhoiC bjp-.%stil! hovering loundthy word. 
Would light on some sweet procnise there, 
Some sure support against despair. 

q^q) Psalm 25. 1st Part. S. M- b 
^^^ \ Little Marlboro', Aylesbury. 
IVaitin,^ for pardon and direction. 

1 T LIF r my snul to God, 
JL My trust is in his name: 

Let not my foes, that seek my blood, 
Still triumph in my shame. 

2 Sin and the powers of hell 
Persuade me to despair ; 

Lord, make me know thy covenant well, 
Thiit 1 mny 'sca-ic tne snare. 

3 F'-om the first dawning light 
Till tlie (Jark evening rise. 



For thy salvation, Lord, I wait 
With ever longing eyes. 

4 Remember all thy grace, 
Aiid lead me in thy truth; 

Forgive tlie sirs of rip>er days, 
And follies of my youth. 

5 I'he Lord is just and kind : 
The meek shall learn his ways;: 

And every humble sinner find 
The methods of his grace. 

6 For his own goodness' sake 

He saves my soul from ishame ; 

He pardons (though my guilt be great) 

Through my Redeemtr's name. 

ooQ ; Hymn 48. B. 2. C. M » 
^"^^ \ Bedfot d, Hymn Second. 
Love to the cr atures is dangerous. 

1 jryO VV vain ov^ all things here oelow f- 
JlI How false, and ytt how fdr.' 
K vCti pleasure hath its poison too, 

And every sweet a snare. 

2 The brightest things below the sky 

Give but a flittering light ; 
We shouUl suspect some d.uiger nigh, 
Where we possess delight. 

3 Our dearest joys, and -iCfirest friends, 

Tlie partners of our blooti, 
How they divide our wavering minds, 
And leave but half for God. 

4 The fondness of a creature's love. 

How strong it strikes the sense ! 
Tiii'.hcr the warm afifections mjve» 
Nor can we call them th'-nce. 

5 De;ir Saviour, let thy be.tuties be 

My soul's eteitutl food ; 
And grace coTfl maud my heart away 
Fn^m ail created good. 
oon? Hymn 41. B. 2. L. M. « 
^^^S Eaton, Nantwich. 

A ^i^ht of God mor^ifie- wt to the world, 
l[|TPtothe fields where angels lie, 

^J And living waters gently roll. 
Fain would my thoughts leap out and dy, 
But sin hangs heavy on ujy soul. 

2 Thy wondrous blood, dear dying Christ, 
Can make this world of guilt remove ; 

■ And Ihou canst bear me where thou fly'st. 
On thy kind wings, celestial Dove I 

3 O might I once mount up, and see 

The glories 0%th' eternal skies; 
What little things these worlds would be. 
How despicable to my eyes I] 

4 Had I a glance of thee, my God, 
Kingdoms and men would vanish soon : 
Vanish, as though 1 saw them not. 
As a dim cciadie dies at noon* 



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5 Then they m'ght fighf, anc^ rage,and rave, 
I should perceive the noise no more 
Than we can hear a shaking leaf, 
While rattling thunders rouna us roar. 

6 Great All in All, eternal King;, 
Let me but view thy lovely face. 
And all ray powers shall bow, and sing 
Thine endless grandeur, and thy grace. 

cyoi ) Hymn 10. B. 2. C. M. bor* 
^^•*-S bt. James, York. 

f^arting nvitU oimal joys, 

11\/JY soul torsdk'^s her vai . delight, 

i^JL And bias the wond furewel! ; 

Base as the dirt b ^neath my feet, 

And mischiev(jus as liell. 

2 No longer T^ill 1 ask your love. 

Nor seek your friendship more; 
The happliitss that I approve 
Lies «ot within vour ptiwer. 
SThere's nothing round this spacious earth 

That suits my large desire; 
To boundless joy and solid mirth 
My uoUler 'thoughts aspire. 

4 [Where pleasure rolls its living flood, 

From sin and dross refin'd. 
Still springmg from tne throne of God, 
And tit to chee* the mind. 

5 The Almighty Ruler of the sphere^ 

The glorious and tht: great, 
Brings his ow-i ail-suffici- nee there, 
To make our bhss complete.] 

6 Had I the pinions of a dove, 

I'd climb the heavenly road; 
There sits my Saviour, dress'd in love. 
And there my smilujg God. 

QQ2^ Hymn 11. B. 2. L. M. «orb 
^ Carthage, Luton, Putney, 

The same. 
1 X SEND the joys of earth away ; 
JL Away, ye tempters of the mind. 
False as the smooth deceitful sea. 
And empty as the whistling wind. 

2 Your streams were floating me along 
Down to the gulf of black despair ; 
And while I listened to your song. 
Your streams had e'en coivcy'd me there. 

3 Lord, I adore thy matchless grace, 
That warn'd me of that dark abyss ; 
That drew me from those treacherous 

seas. 
And bade me seek superior bliss. 

4 Now to tlie shining realms above 

I stietch my hands, and glance mine eyes] 
O for the pinions of a dove, 
To bear me to the upper skies, 



5 There, from the bosom of my God, 
Oceans of endless pleasure roll ; 
There would 1 fix my last abode, 
And drown the sorrows of my soul. 

oQq7PsALM 119. 15th Part. C. M. « 
^^^3 H>mn 2d, Lish, Pembroke. 

Holy rcs'iiutions. 

Verse 93. 

1 f\ THAT thy statutes, every hour, 
"_F M eht dwell upon rny miod ! 

Thence 1 derive a quickening power, 
And daily pt-ace 1 find. 

Verse 15,. IS. 

2 To meditate thv precepts. Lord, 

Sh II br my sweet employ ; 
My soul shall ne'er forget thy word. 
Thy word is all my joy. 

Verse 32, 

3 How would 1 ru 1 in thy commands,. 

It thou my heatt disch:;rge 
From sin, and Satan's hateful chains, 
And set mv feet at. large ! 

Verse 13,. 46. 

4Mv lips with courage shall declare 
Thv statutes and thy name ; 
ni speak thy word, though kings should 
Nor yield to sin ml shame, [hear,. 

Verse 61, 69, 70. 

5 Let bands of pf^rsecutors rise 

To rob me of my right; 
Let pride and malice forge their lies,. 
Thy law is my delight. 

Vei-se 115. 

6 Depart from me, ye wicked race. 

Whose hands and hearts are ill ; 
I love my God^ I love his ways,. 
And must obey his will. 

QC3^ I Hymn 106. B. 1. S. M. » 
^^^y Si. Thomas, Sutton. 
Dead to sin by the cross oj' Christ, 

1 O HALL we go on to sin, 

k5 Because thy grace abounds ;. 
Or crucify the Lord again, 
And open all bis wounds f 

2 Forbid it, mighty God! 
Nor let it e'er be said. 

That we, whflse sins are crucified. 
Should raise them from the dead. 

3 We will, be slaves no more, 
Since Christ has made us free, 

Has nail'd our tyrant* to his cross, 
And" bought our liberty. 

qqk7Hymn81, B.2. cm. a orb 
^^*^ 5 St. James, Dundee. 
Our sin the caute of Christ's death, 
1 A ND now the scales have left mine 
XI. Now I begin to see : [eyes, 
O the curs'd deeds my sins have done ! 
Whait murderous things they be ! 



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338, 339 



2 Were these the traitoi'^ dearest Lord, 

Tliat thy fair boviy t -re ? 
Monsrersthat staia'd those heavenly limbs 
With Hoods of purple gore ! 

3 Was it for crimes that I had done, 

My dearest Lor.l was slain ; 
When justice seiz'd God's only Son, 
And put his soul to pain ? 

4 Forgive my guilt, O Prince of Peace ! 

I'll wound my God no more ; 
Hence from my herirt, ye sins, be gone; 
For Jesus I adore. 

5 Fu;nish me, Lord,with heavenly arms 

From grace's magazine^ 
And I'll proclaim etern;\l war 
With every darling sin. 

oqr\ Hymn 116. B. 2. C. M. * 
J Christmas, Abridge, 

Mercies and thank'*.. 

lyrOW can I sink with such a prop 

Jtl As my eternal God, 

Who bears the earth's huge pillars up, 

And spreads the heaveiis abroad ? 

2 How can I die while Jesus lives, 

Who rose, and left the dead ? 
Pardon and grace my soul receives 
From mine exalted Head. 

3 All that I am, and all I have. 

Shall be forever thine ;, 
Whate'er my duty bids me give, 
My cheerful hands resign. 

4 Yet, if I might make some reserve, 

And duty did not call, 
I love my God with zeal so great, 
That I should give him all. 

007 ) Hymn 14a B. 2. C. M. « 
^"^ ' \ Barby, Abridge, Peterboro'. 

The examples of Christ and the saints. 

1 |~i TVE me the wings of faith, to rise 
Ijr W^ithin the veil, and see 

The saints above, how great iheir joys, 
How bright their glories be.' 

2 Once they were mourning here below, 

And wet their couch with tears ; 
They wrestled hard, as we do now, 
With sins, and doubts, and fears. 

3 1 ask them whence thtir victory came.'' 
They, with uiuted breath. 
Ascribe their ronquest to the Lamb ; 
Their triumph to his deavh. 
4 They mark'd the footsteps that he trod, 

(His zeal inspir'd tneir breast ;j 
And, toUowing their incarnate God, 
Possess'd the promis'd rest. 



50ur glorious Leader claims our praise. 
For his own pattejn given ; 
While the- long cloud of witnesses 
Sh(iw the same path to heaven. 

cjqq) Hymn 48. B. 1. L. M. iK 
^^^\ Truro, Dunstan. 

The Christian race. 

1 4 WAKE, our souls; away, our fears, 
l\. Let e\ e^y trembling thought he gone! 
Awake, and run the heavenly race, 
And put a cheerful courage on. 

2 True, 'tis a strait and thorny road, 
And mortal spirits tire and faint ; 
But they forget the mighty God, 
That feeds the strength of every saint. 

3 The mighty God, whose matchless 
Is ever new, and ever yoxmg, [power 
And firm endures, while endless years 
Their everlasting circles run. 

4 From thee, the overflowing spring. 
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply, 
While such as trust their native strength 
Shall melt away, and droop, and die* 

5 Swift as an eagle cuts the air, 
We^ll mount aloft to thine abode ; 
On wings of love our souls shall fly, 
Nor tire amidst the heavenly road. 

QQQ> Hvmn77. B.2. L. M. « 
^^^\ Blendon, Dunstan. 

The Christian warfare, 

1 C< TAND up,my50ul,shake ofFthy fearji, 
O And gird the gospel armour on ; 
March to the gates of endless joy, 
Where thy great Captain Saviour's gone. 

2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course; 
But hell and sin are vanquish'd foes ; 
Thy Jesus nail'd them to the cross, 
And sung the triumph when he rose. 

3 [What though the prince of darkness rage. 
And waste the fury of his spite I 
Eternal chains «oofin.e him down 
To fiery deeps and endless night. 

4 What though thine inward lusts rebel ! 
'Tis but a struggling gasp for life ; 
The weapons of victorious grace 
Shall slay thy sins, and end the strife.] 

5 Then let my soul march boldly on; 
Press forward to the heavenly gate ; 
There peace and joy eternal reign. 
And glittering robes for conquerors wait. 

6 There shall I wear a starry crown, 
And triumph in almighty grace. 
While all the armies of the skies 
Join in my glorious Leader's praise^ 



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343, 344 



341 ( 



Q/in I Psalm 144. 1st Part. C. M. « 
«^^^ S ^t. Anns, Kingston. 

Assistance and victory tn the spiritual ivarfare. 

ITT^OREVEK blessed be the Lord, 
JL My Saviour and my shiel.! ; 
He sends his Spn-:t with his word, 
To arm me for the fild. 

2 When sir and hell their force unite. 

He makes my soul hss care, 
Ins'ruc's me to the heaveniy fight. 
And guards me through the war. 

3 A friend and h*- per so divine 

Doth my we^.k ccur ge raise ; 
He makes the glorious vict<iry mine, 
And his shall be the praise. 

Psalm 119. 17th Part. L.M. b 

Quercj, Putney. 

Courage and perseverance under persecution ; or, 

grace shining in difficulties and trials. 

Vei-se i43, 28. 

l^'STHEN pain and anguish seize me, 

V? Lord, 

All njy support is from thy word ; 
My soul dissolves for heaviness, 
Uphold me with thy streagth'ning grace 

Verse 51, 69, HO. 

2 The proud have framed their scoffs and 

lies. 
They watch my feet with envious eyes, 
And tempt my soul to snares and sin ; 
Yet thy comniands ! ne'er decline. 
Verse 161, 78. 

3 They hate me, Lord, without a cause. 
They hate to see me love thy laws ; 
But I will trust and fear thy name. 
Till pride and malice die with shame 

^d.0 1 Psalm 7. CM. b 

^^"^ S Plynvuth, St. Awns. 
GQd*ii care of his fito/iky and fiutmh- 
ment of Jierm cutors . 

1 "]^/§ Y trust is ia my heavenly Friend. 
JLtJ. My hiipe in thee, my God ; 

Rise, and my helpless life defend 
FroiTi those wi;o seek my bio-d. 

2 With insolence and fury they 

My srul in pieces tear, 
As hungry lions rend the prey, 
When no deliverer's near. 

3 If I had e'er provok'd them first, 

Or once abus'd my foe, 
Then let him tread ray life to dust, 
And lay mine honour low. 

4 If there be malice found in me, 

I know thy piercing eyes; 
I should not dare appeal to thee. 
Nor ask my God to rise. 

5 Arise, my God, lift up thy hand. 

Their pride and power control; 



Awake to judgment, and command 
Deliverance for niy soul. 

Pause. 

6 [Let sinners and their wicked rage 

Be humbied to the dust ; 
Shall not the God of truth engage 
To vindicate the just? 

7 He knows the he;irt, he tries the r^ins. 

He will defeni th' sipiight : 
His shaipest arrows he ordains 
Against the sons of spite, 

8 For me their malice digg'd a pit. 

But there thems( Ives are c st ; 
My God makes all their mischief light 
On their owp heads at la^t.] 

9 That cruel, persecuting race 

Musi feel h»s dreadful sword ; 
Awake, my vsoul, and pr?ise the grace 
And justice of the Lord. 

oAcy) FsALM 94 2d P^irt. CM. b 
*^ ^ ^ Ba: '.^ =r, 'anlina, DurViam, 

God our sufipui-t and comfort; or, deliverance 
from temptation and persecution. 

1 \^ff O w l; aris*^; and pkad my right 

f? Ag-inst my numerous foes. ^ 
Wh le earth and heli their force unite, 
And all uiy hopes (»ppose. 

2HTjd not the Lord, my rock, my help, 
SustainVi my f. tinting htad. 
My lift had row in siltnce dwelt. 
My soui am^ng the dead, 

3 "Alas! my sliding feet," I cry'd ; 

Thy promise was my prop ; 
Thy iTace st»)d const/int by my side r 
Thy Spirit bore me uo. 

4 While multitudes of mourniul thoughts^ 

Within my b som rv.ll, 
Tmv boundless lovcr forgives my faults^ 
Thy couitcirts cheer my soul. 

-5 Powers ot iniquity may rise. 
And frame j)ernici(>us laws ; 
But God. my refuge, rules the skies. 
He will defend my cause. 

6 Let malice vent her rnge aloud, 

Let bold blasphemers scoff; 
The Lord our God shall judge the proud. 
And cut the sinners off. 

ciAAX Psalm 16. 1st Part. C. M. « 
^^^ J Al^ridge, Bedford. 

Support and counsel from God, without merit. 

1 C^ AVE me, O Lord, from every foe; 
^ In thee my trust I place, 
Though all the good that I can da 

Can ne'er deserve thy grace. 

2 Yet if my God prolong my breathy 

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The saints, the glory of the earth, 
The men of my delight. 

3 Let heathens to their idols haste, 

And worship wood, or stone ; 
But my dehghtful lot is cast 
Where the true God is known. 

4 His hand provides my constant food, 

He_ fi Is mv daily cup ; 
Much am I pleas'd with present good, 
But more rejoice in hope. 

5 God is mv portion, and my joy! 

His counsels are my light: 
He gives me ^weet a*lvice by day, 
And gentle hints by night. 
6My soul would ali ber thoughts approve 

To his all-seeing eye: 
^ot death rior hell mj hopes shall move, 
While such a friend is nigh. 

oakI Psalm 120. C. M^ t> 
•'^'^ 5 York, St. Anns, Plymouth. 
Com/ilaint of quarrelsome 72eighb^urs,i 

or, a devout nvlshforjieace. 
IfTTIdOU God of love, thou ever blest, 
J. Pity my suffering state; 
"When wilt thou set my soul at rest 
From lips that love deceit? 

2 Hard lot of mine ! m)r days are cast 

Among the sons of strife. 
Whose never ceasing briwlings waste 
My golden hours of life. 

2 O might I fly to change my f)lace, 

How would I ehooss to dwell 

In some wide, lonesome wilderness, 

And leave these gates of hell! 

4 Peace is the blessing that I seek ; 

How lovely are its charms! 
I am for peace; but when I speak, 
They all dtclare for arms. 

5 New passions sttU their souls engage. 

And keep their malice strong \ 
What^hall be done to curb thy rage, 
O thou devouiing tongue ! 

6Shou!d burni)^ arrows smite thee through. 
Strict justice would approve ; 
But I had rather spare my foe, 
And melt his heart with love. 



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Psalm 55. CM. M 

Mear, Christmas. 

Deliverance from oppresnon and falsehoori ; or, 
GoiPs care of Ids people, in answer to faith and 
prayer. 

1 1" VrHOU,whose JHstice reigns on high, 
\y And makes the oppressor cease ; 
Behold how envious sinners try 
To vex and break my peace. 



2 The sons of violence and lies 

Join to devour me, Lord; 
But as my hourly dangers rise, 
iViy refuge is thy word. 

3 In God, most holy, just, and true, 

I have repos'd my tru-t; 
Nc?r will 1 fear what flesh can do, 
The oflfspriRg of the dust. 

4 They wrest my wonls to mischief still. 

Charge me with unknown faults ; 
Mischief doth all their counsels fill, 
A';d ma.ice all their thoughts. 

5 Shall they escape without thy frown ? 

Must their devices stand? 
O cast the haughty sinner down. 
And let him know thy hand! 
Pause. 

6 God counts the sorrows of his saints. 

Their groans aiFect his ears ; 
Thou hast a b<iok for my complaints, 
A bottle for my tears. 

7 When to thy throne I raise my cry. 

The wicked fear and flee; » 
So swift is prayer to reach the sky, 

So near is God to me* 
8Io thee, most holy, just, and tra^ 

I have repos'd my trust ; 
Nor will I fear what man can do. 

The offspring of the dust. 

9 Thv solemn vows are on me. Lord, 

Thou shalt receive my praise; 
I'll sing, *' How faithful is thy word.' 
"How righteous aih thy wavs!" 

10 Thou hast securM my soul from death! 
C) set thy prisoner free ; 

That heart and l^and, and life and breath 
May be employ'd for thee. 

347? Psalm 31. 2d Part. CM. » 
5 Rochester, St. James, 

Deliverance from slander and reproach. 

l1V/fY heart rejoices in ihv name, 
XtJL iVly God, my help, my trust ; 
Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame, 
Mine honour from the dust. 

2 " My life is spent with grief," 1 cried, 
"My ye irs consum'd iii groans, [dry'd, 

'* My strengtJi decays, mine eyes are 
" And sorrow wastes my bones." 

3 Among mine en'^mies, my name 

Was a mere pr "verb grown^ 
While to njy neighbiurs I became 
Forgotten and unkn<iwn. 

4 Slander and fear on ev^ry side" 

Seiz'd and beset me round : 
I to the throne of grace apply'd, 
And speedy rescue found! 



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25d 



Pause, 

SHow greatdeliveruncelhou hast wrought 
Befon- the sons of men ! 
The lying lips to si.ence brought 
And mucle their boustings vam! 
6Thy children frosn the s life of tongues 
hljaii thy pavihon hide, 
Guard them iroiH infamy an J wrongs. 
And crush the sons of pricle. 

7VVirhin thy secret presence, Lord, 
Let me forever dwell; 
Ko fenced city, wail'd and barr'd, 
Secures a saint so well. 

Q,iQ? Psalm 118. 1st Part. CM. « 
^ ^^ S St. David, St. Asaph. 

Ddivera7ice from tumult, 
1 fjlHE Lord appears my helper now, 

JL Nor is my faith afraid 
What all the sons of earth can do, 
Since heaven affords its aid. 

2'ris safer. Lord, to hope in thee, 
•Aiid have my Gcd my friend, 
Than tjust in mtn of high degree, 

And on their truth depend. 
3 Like bees my foes beset me round, 

A large and angry swarm; 
But I siiall all their rage confound 
By thine almighty arnu 
4^Tis through the Lord my heart is strong, 
In him my lips lejoice; 
While his salvation is my song, 
How cheerful is my voice ! 

5 Like angiT bees they girt me round ; 

When God uppe .rs, thty fly: 

So burning thorn ■,w ith crackling sound. 

Make a fierce blaze, and die. 

6 Joy to the saints and peace belongs ; 

I'he Lord protects their days: 
Let Israel tune immonai songs 
To his almighty grace. 

QzlQ \ Psalm 143. L. M. b 

^^^ \ German, Eaton, Putney. 
Comfilatnt of h<avy affliction in mind 
and body. 

1 1^/f" Y righteo-usJ udge,my graciousOod, 
Jl!tJL Hear when I spread my hands 

abroad. 
And cry for succour from thy throne: 
O make thy truth and mercy known. 

2 Let judgment not agaiiist me pass ; 
Behold thy servant pleads thy grace : 
Should justice call us to thy bar, 
No man alive is guiltless there. 

3 Look down in pity, Lord, and see 
The mighty woes that burden me ; 



Down to the dust my life is brought, 
Like one long bury'd and forgot. 

4 1 dwell in df»rkn« ss, and unse en, 
My heart is desolate wiihm ; 

My thoughts in musing silence trace 
The ancient wonders of thy grace. 

5 Thence I derive a glimpse of hope 
To bear my sinking spirits up ; 

I stretch my hands to God again, 
And thirst, like pcirched lands, for rain. 

6 For thee I thirst, I pray, I mourn : 
When will thy smiiing face return ? 
Shall all my joys on earth remove ? 
And God forever hide his love ? 

7 My God, thy long delay to save 
Will sink thy prisoner to the grave : 
My heart grows faint, and dim mine eye; 
Make haste to help before I die. 

8 The night is witness to my tears, 
distressing pains, distressing fears; 

might I hear thy morning voice, 
How would my wearied powers rejoice. 

9 In thee 1 trust, to thee I sigh, 
And lift my heavy so\d on high; 
For thee sit waiting all the day. 
And wear the tiresome hours away. 

10 Break off my fetters. Lord, and show^ 
Which is the path my feet should go ; 
If snares and foes beset the road, 

1 flee to hide me near my God. 

HI each me to do thy holy will, 
And lead me to thy heavenly hill ; 
Let tiie good Spirit of thy love 
Conduct me to thy courts above. 

12 Then shall my soul no more complain, 
The tempter then shall rage in vain^ 
And flesh, that was my toe before, 
Shall never vex my spirit mere. 



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Psalm 55. C. M. B 

^ Wantage, Bangor. 

Support f»r the evicted and tempted sotiL 

lf^\ (tOD, my refuge, near my Ciies, 
\.f Boh- lid my flov?ing tears. 
For eartli and hell my hurt d. vise, 
And triumph in my fears, 

2 Their rage is levell'd at my life, 

,My soul with guilt they load. 
And fill mv thoughts with inward strife, 

To shake my hope in God. 
3With inward pain my heart strings sound; 

1 groan with every bi^eath : 
Horror and fear beset me round, 

Among the shades of death. 

4 were I like a feathei'd dove, 
And innocence had wings; 



351 



CHRlSTIAiX. 



352, 353 



I'd fl}'-, and make a long remove 
From all these restless thinii;s. 

5 Let me to some wild desert go, 

And find a peaceful home. 
Where storms of maiice never blow, 
Te npt.itions never come. 

6 V:/ui hopes and vain inventions all, 

To *scape the rage of hell ! 
The mighty God, en whom I^call, 
Can save me here as welL- " 

Pause. 

7 By morning hght I'll seek his face, 

At noon repeat my cry, 
I'he night shall hear me ask his grace, 
Nor will he long deny. 

8 God shall preserve my soul from fear, 

Or shield me when afraid; 
Ten thousand angels must appear, 
If he command their aid. 

9 I cast my burdens on the Lord, , 

The Lord sustains them all ; 

My courage rests upon his word, 

That saints shall never fall. 

10 My highest hopes shall not be vain, 
My lips shall spread his praise ; 

While cruel and deceitful men 
Scarce live out half their days. 



b 



351 1 



Hymn 25. B. 2. C. M. * 
Barby, Dundee. 

Comfilaining of -spiritual sloth, 
l]^/!" Y drowsy powers, why sleep ye so ? 
-LtX Awake, my sluggish soul ! 
Nothing has half thy work to do ; 
Yet nothing's half so dull I 

2 The little ants for one poor grain 

Labour, and tug, and strive ; 
Yet we, who have a heaven to obtain, 
How negligent we live, 

3 Wp, for whose sake all nature stands, 

And ?tars their courses move ; 
We, for whose guard the angel bands 
Come flying from above ; 

4 We, for whom God the Son came down, 

And labour'd for our good; 
How carele.3S to secure that crown 
He purchased with his blood ! 

5 Lord, shall we lie so sluggish stil\ 

And never act our parts ? 
Come, holy Dove,from th' heavenly hill 
And sit and warm our hearts. 

6 Then shall our active spirits move; 

Upward our souls shall rise ; 
With hands of faith, and winzs of love 
We'll fly, and take the prize. 
'M 



"^ \ Luriiam, Wantage, 
Hardness of ft art comfilained of. 
l~j\/| Y heart, how dreadful hard it is I 
1_T JL How heavy here it lies ; 
Heavy and cold within my breast, 
Just like a rock of ice ! 

2 Sin, like a raging tyrant, sits 

Upon this flinty throne ; 
And every grace lies bury'd deep, 
Beneath this heart of stone. 

3 How seldom do I rise to Qi>d, 

Or taste the joys above. I 
Ihis mountain presses down my faith^ 
And chills my flaming love. 

4 When smiling mercy courts mj soul 

Wirh all its heavenly charms, 
This stubborn, this relentless thing, 
Would thrust it from mine arms. 

5 Against the thunders of thy word 

Rebellious I have stood ; 
My heart, it shakes not at the wrath 
And terrors of a God. 

6 Dear Saviour, steep this rock of mine 

In thine own crimson sea ! 
None bat a bath of blood difine 
Can melt the flint away. 



qKc>7PsAi,]>i25. odPart. S.M. K o^" * 
OO^^ Thacher, St. Bridges. ^ 

Distress of soul ; or, backsliding and desertion* 

1 1^/JlNE eyes and my desire 
JLtjL Are t ver to the Lord : 

I love to plead his promises, 
And rest upon his 'word. 

2 Turn, tura thee to my soul : 
Bring thy salvation near : 

When will thy hand release my feet 
Out of the deadly snare ? 

3 When shall the sovereign grace 
Of my forgiving God 

Restore me from those dangerous ways 
My wandering feet have trod ! 

4 The tumult of my thoughts 
Doth but enlarge my wo: 

My spirit languishes, my heart 
Is desolate and low. 

J With every morning light 

My sorrow new begins ; 
Look on my anguish and my pain, 
And pardon all my sins. 

Pause. 
6 Behold the hosts of hell ! 
How cruel is their hate f 
Against my life they rise, and join 
Their fury with deceit. 



354, 3o5 
7 



CHRISTIAN. 



^7 



O ) keep my soul from death, 
Nor put my hope to shame ; 



or 



354 



1 have placed my only trust 
In my Redeemer's name. 

8 With humble faith 1 wait 
To see thy face again : 
Of Israel it shall ne'er be said, 
'' He si;ught the Lord in vain." 
HvMN 163. B. 2. C. M. b 
Bangor, Carolina. 
Covifilo-irJ (fdtat'Uon and temptation 
j"r|EAR Lord, behold our sore distress; 
m3 Cur fins altentipt to reign; 
iStretch out thine arm of conquering 
And let thy foes be slain. [grace, 

2 The lion, with* his dreadful roar, 
Affrights thy feeble sheep: 
Heveal the glory of thy power, 
And chain him to the deep. 

3 Must we indulge a long despair? 

Shall our p'^dtions die? 
Our n.onrnings never reach thine ear ? 
Nor tears affect thine eye ? 

4 if thou dfspise a mortal groan. 

Yet hear a SaviourH blood ; 
An advocate so near the throne, 
Pleads and prevails with God. 

5 He bought the Spirit's powerful sword, 

To slay our deadly foes : 
Our sins shall die beneath thy word. 
And hell in vain oppose. 

6 How boundless is our Father's grace, 

In height, and depth, and length, 
He makes his Son our righteousness, 
His Spirit te our strength. 

oKK> Psalm 13. C. M. b 

^^^ \ York, Dundee. 

Coniplaint under tempUitior.s of the devil. 
jTf 0\V long wilt thou conceal thy face? 
H My God, how long delay ? 
When shall I feel those heavenly rays 

That chase my fears away? 
2 H w long shall m\- poor labouring^ scul 

Wrestle and toil in vain ? 
Thv word can all my foes control, 

And ease my raging pain. 
S See how the prince of da: kness tries 
All his malicious arts ; 
He spreads a mist around my eyes, 
And throws his fiery darls. 

4 Be thou my sun, and thou my shield ; 

My soul in safety keep ; 
Make haste,bcfore mine eyes are seal'd 
In death's eternal sleep. 

5 How would the tempter boast aloud 

li I become his prey! 



356 
proud 



Behold the sons of hell grow 
At thy so long delay. 

6 But they shall fly at thy rebuke, 

And Satan hide his head : 
He knows the terrors of thy look, 
And hears thy voice with dread. 

7 Thou wilt display that sovereign grace 

Where all my hopes have hung; 
I shall employ my lips in praise, 
And victory shall be sung. 

<^KR I Hymn 20. B. 2. C. M. b 

^*^^ 5 Chelsea, Carolina. 
Backslidlngs and returns ; or., the in- 
constancy of our love. 

1 "¥^/'HY is my heart so far from thee, 

▼ ? My God, my chief deiight ? 

Why are my thoughts no more by day 

With thee, no more by night ? 

2 [Why should my foolish passions rove? 

Where can such sweetness be, 
As 1 have tasted in thy love, 
As I have found in thee?] 

3 When my forgetful soul renews 

The savour of thy grace, 
My heart presumes I cannot lose 
The relish all my days. 

4 But ere one fleeting hour is past. 

The flattering world employs 
Some sensual bait to seize my taste, 
And to pollute my joys. 

5 [Trifl^s of nature, or of art, 

With fair, deceitful charms, 
Intrude into my thoughtless heart. 
And thrust me from thy arms.] 

6 Then I repent, and vex my soul 

That I should leave thee so; 
Where will those wild affections roll, 
That let a Saviour go? 

7 [Sin's promis'd joys are turn'd to pain, 

And I am drown'd in gritf; 
But my dear Lord returns again, 
He flies 'to n y relief! 

8 Seizing ray soul with sweet surprise, 

He draws vvith loving bands; 
Divine ccmpassicn in his eyes, 
And* pardon in his hands] 

9 [Wretch that I am, to^vander thus, 
In chase cf false delight ! 

to thy cross, 
thy sight.] 

10 Make has1«?.,ir)y days,to reach the goal, 

And bring my heart to rest 
On the dear centre cf my soul, 
Mv Gfd, mv Savicur's breast! 



Let me be fasten'd 
Rather than hse 



oKQ? Psalm 119. 16th Part. CM. b 
ooo ^ Windsor, Canterbuiy. 
Praijer for qwckening grace. 

Verse 25, 37. 

Ill/TY soul lies cleaving to the dust; 
JjrX Lord, give me life divine ! 
From vain desires, and every lust. 
Turn off these eyes of mine. 

2 I need the influence of thy grace 

To speed me in thy way, ' 
Lest I should loiter in my race, 
Or turn my feet astray. 

Verse 107.. 

3 When sore afflictions press me down, 

I need thy quickening powers ; 

Thy word, that I have rested on. 

Shall help my heaviest hours. 

Verse 156, 40. 

4 Are not thy mercies sovereign still, 

And thou a faithful God? 
Wilt thou not grant me warmer zeal 
To run the heavenly road? 

^ Verse 159, 40. 

5s Does not my heart thy precepts love. 
And long to see thy face ? 
And yet how slow my spirits move, 
Without enlivening grace ! 



357, 358 CHRISTIAN. 

^^^) Psalm 13. L. M. b 

^^i\ 97th Psalm, German. 

Pleading noit/i God und^-r desertion ; 
or^ hofi" in dirkne^s. 

\ TTOW long, O Lord, shall 1 complain, 
xXLikeone who seeks his God in vain? 
Canst thou thy face forever hide, 
And I still pray and be deny'd? 

2 Shall I forever be forgot. 
As one whom thoa regardest not? 
Still shall my soul thine absence mourn ? 
And still despair of thy return? 

3 Mow long shall my poor, troubled breast 
Be w!th the>e anxious jhnuRhts oppress'd ? 
And Satan, my malicious foe, , 
Rejoice to see me sunk so low ? 

4 Hear, Lord, and grant me quick relief, 
Before my death conclude my grief ; 
If thou withhold thy heavenly light, 
I sleep in everlasting night. 

5 How will the powers of darkness boast. 
If but one praying soul be lost I 
But I have trusted in thy grace, 
And shall again behold thy face. 

6 Whate'er ray fears or foes suggest. 
Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest; 
My heart shall feel thy love, and raise 
My cheerful voice to songs of praise. 



359", 360- 



Verse 93. 

6 Then shall I love thy gospel more, 

And ne'er forget thy word, 
Wn^n I have felt its quickening power. 
To draw me near the Lord. 

q-Q? Psalm 119. 12th Part. CM. b 
^^^ \ Bedford, Windsor, York. 

Breath' ng after comfort and deliverance. 
Verse 153. 

1\/|"Y God, consider my distress, 
itX Let mercy plead my. cause ; 
Though I have sinn d agaijistthy grace, 
I can't fjrget thy laws. 

Verse 39, 116, 

2 Forbid, forbid the sharp reproach, 
Which I so justly fear ; 

Uphold my hfe, uphold my hopes^ 
Nor let my shame appear. 

Verse 122, 135. 

3 Be thou a surety. Lord, for me ; 
Nor let the proud oppress : 

But make thy waiting servant see. 
The shiiungs of Chy face. 

Verse 82. 

4 Mine eyes with expectation fail ; 
My heart within me cries, 

** When will the Lord his truth fulfil, 
And make my comforts riser" 

Verse 132. 

5 Look down upon my sorrows. Lord, 
And show thy grace the same, 

As thou art ever wont t' afford 
To those th'at love thy name. 



360^ 



Psalm 38. C. M. b 

P*y mouth, Wantage. 

Guilt of conscience and relivf; or, repentance^ and 
prayer for pardon and health, 

1 A MIDSr thy wrath remember love, 
jfjL Restore thy servant, Lord; 
Nor let a father's chastening prove 

Like an avenger's sword. 

2 Thine arrows stick within my heart, 

My flesh is sorely press'd; 
Between the sorrow and the smart 
My spir t finds no rest. 

3 My sins a heavy load appear, 

And o'er my head are gone; 
Too heavy they for me to bear^ 
Too hard for me t* atone. 

4 My thoughts are like a troubled sea, 

My head still bending down ; 
And I go mourning all the day. 
Beneath my Father's frown. 

5 Lord, I am weak and broken sore, 

None of my powers are whole ; 
The iaward anguish makes me roar, 
The anguish of my soul. 

6 All my desire to thee is known. 

Thine eye counts every tear; 



361,36^ 

And every sigh and every groan 

Is t;otic'd by thine ear. 
7 Thou an my God, my only hope, 

My God will hear my cry ; 
My 'iod will b'3'ir my spirit up, 

When Saltan bids me die. 
S [My foot is ever apt to slide. 

My foes rt-joice to see't ; 
They ^ai?e their pleasure and their pride, 

When they su])plant my feet. 

9 Rut ru confess my gnilt to thee, 

And grievg" for all my sin ; 
I'll monrn how weak my graces be, 
And beg support divius. 

10 Mv Go:1, forgive m7 fellies past, 

A kI be fo -ever nigh ; 
© Lord of my salvation, haste, 
Bel'ore thy S8rva->t die.] 



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Psalm 107. 2(1 Part. L. M. 2& 

Leeds, Bath, 

Correction fur sin, and r lease by prayer. 

1"|^ ROM age to age exalt his narae ! 

Sl God and hip grace are still the same; 

He fills the hungry soul v/ith food, 

And feeds the poor with every good. 

2 But if their hearts rebel, and rise 
Against the God that rules the skies ; 
Jf they reject his heavenly word, 
And slight the counsels of the Lord; 

.'3 He'll bring their spirits to the ground, 
And no deliverer shall be found: 
Laden with grief,they waste their breath 
In darkness, and the shades of death. 

4 Then to the Lord they raise their cries ; 
He makes the dawning light arise, 
And scatters all that dismal shade, 
That hung so heavy round their head. 

5 He cuts the bars of brass in two, 
And lets the smiling prisoners through ; 
Takes off the load of guilt and grief, 
And gives the labouring soul relief. 

„ O may the sons of men record 
'The wondrous goodness of the Lord ! 
How great his works! how kind his ways! 
Let every tongue pronounce his praise. 

Psalm 4. L. M . b 

Green's Hundredth, Bath. 
Hearing of firayer ; or^ God our p or- 

fion^ and Christ our ho/i^. 
li^ GOD of grace and righteousness, 
\J Hear and attend when I complain ; 
Tiiou hast enlarg^l me in distress, 
Bow down a gracious ear again. 

2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try, 
To turn my glory into sname ; . 



GimiSTIAN. 363, 364 

How long will scoffers love to iie. 
And dare reproach my Saviour's name ? 

SKnow that the Lord divides his saints 
From all the tribes of men beside ; 
He hears the cry of penitents 
For the dear sake of Christ that died. 

4 When our obedient hands have done 
A thousand worlds of righteousness, 
We pat our trust in God alone. 
And glory in hi.s pardoning grace, 

5 Let the unthinking many say, 
JV/io ivill ijt^sfovj ^ume ea-thlij good ? 

But, Lord thy light and love we pray ; 
Gur souls desire this heavenly food. 

6 Then shall my cheerful power* rejoice 
At grace and favour so divine ; 
Nor will 1 change my happy choice 
For all their corn and all their wine. 

Psalm 85. 1st Part. h.U, M. 
Italy, Nevvcourt, Quercy. 
IVuiiingJur an un^iivsr to Jirwyer ; or, 
detivetance begun a^id Cj. jilt led 

1 J" ORD, thou hast eall'd thy grace to 
JLi mind, 

Thou hast reversed our heavy doom ; 
So God forgave when Israel sinn'd, 
And broughthis wmdoi n^ capuvcaht.nie* 

2 Thou hast b&2;un to set us free, 
And made thy fiercest wrath abate j 
Now let our hearts be turn'd to thee, 
And thy salvation be complete. 

3 Revive our dying graces. Lord, 
And let thy saints in thee rejoice ; 
Make known thy truth, fulfil thy word; 
We wait for praise to tune our voice. 

4 We wait to hear what God will say ; 
He*ll speak, and give his people peace \ 
But let them run no more astray, 
Lest his returning wrath increase. 



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364 1 



Psalm SI, 3d Part. L, M. b 
Putney, Bath. 

The backslider restored; or, refierit- 
ance, and faith in the bio'id of Christ, 

l|^k THOU, ihaihear'st when smners cry, 
\J rhi;»ugh all my crimes before thee lie. 
Behold tliem not with angry look. 
But blot their memory from thy book. 

2 Create my nature pure within, 
And form my soul averse to sin ; 
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart. 
Nor hide thy presence from mj heart.. 

3 1 cannot live without thy light. 
Cast out and banish'd from thy sight : 
Thine holy joys, my God, restore, 
And guard me, 4.hat I fall no ciore. 



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4 Though I have grievM thy Spirit, Lord, 
His help and comfort still afford : 
And let a wretch come near thy throne, 
To plead the merits of thy Son. 

5 A broken heart, ray God, my King, 
Is all the sacrifice I bring; 

The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 

6 My soul lies humbled in the dust. 
And owns thy dreadful sentence just; 
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye, 
And save the soul condemn'd to die. 

7 Tken will I teach the world thy ways ; 
Sinners shall learn thy sovereign grace ; 
ril lead them to my Saviour's blood, 
And they shall praise'a pardoning God. 

8 may thy love inspire my tongue 1 
Salvation shall be all my song; 
And all ray powers shall join to bless 
The Lord^my strength and rijrhteousness. 

Qpfr> Hymn 95. B. 2. CM. b 

^"^ 5 Bangor, Dundee. 

LooA: on him -ivhom they pierced and mourn. 
3 XNFINITE grief! amazina: wo! 

A .Behold my blee ling Lord! 

Hell and the Jew? con'>;^)ir'd his death. 
And us'd tlie Roman sword. 

2 01 the sharp pangs of smarling pain 

My dear Redeemer bore, 
"When knotty whips, and jagged thorns 
His sacred body tore ! 

3 But knotty whips and jagged thorns 

In vain do I accuse ; 
In vain I blame the Roman bands, 
And the more spiteful Jews, 

4 Twere you, ray sins, my cruel sins 

His chief tormentors were ; 
Each of my crimes became a nail, 
And unbelief the spear. 

3 'Twere you that puU'd the vengeance 

Upon his guiltless head ; [do\rn 

Break, break, my heart, — O burst, mine 

And let my sorrows bleed, [eyes, 

6 Strike, mighty grace, my flinty soul, 

Till melting waters flow. 

And deep repentance drown mine eyes 

In undissembled wo ! 

'^RR I PsAi-M ^^' 1st Part. L. M. M 
*^"" S Islington, Green's Hundredth. 
^^cliverancefrom despair; orueinptationt overcome 
IfiEE will 1 love, O Lord, my 
strength, 
My rock, ray tower, my high defence ; 
Thy mighty arm shall be my trust, 
For I have found Alvation thenee. 
M 2 



2Death and the terrors of the grave 
Stood round me with their dismal shade; 
While floods of high temptations rose, 
And made my sinking soul afraid. 

31 saw the opening gates of hell, 
With endless pains and sorrows there. 
Which none but they that feel cau tell, 
While I was hurried to despair. 

4 In my distress, I call'd my God, 
When I could scarce believe him mine 4 
He bow'd his ear to my complaint 
Then did his grace appear divine. 

5 [With speed he flew to my relief, 
As on a cherub's wing he rode; 
Awful and bright as lightning shon©^ 
The face of my deliverer, God, 

6 Temptations fled at his rebuke. 
The blast of his almighty breath; 
He sent salvation from on high. 
And drew me from the deeps of death.}. 

7Great wef-e my fears, mj' foes were great; 
Much was their strength, and more their 

rage ; 
But Christ, ray Lord, is conqueror stillj. 
In all the wars that devils wage. 

8 My song forever shall record 
That terrible, that joyful hour ; 
And give the glory to the Lord, 
Due to his mercy and his power. 

cyn^y I Psalm 40= 1st Part.. C. M. » 
"^^ ' > Abridge, Christmas. 

A song of deliverance from great distress. 
ly WAITED patient for the Lord; 
JL He bow'd to hear ray cry ; 
He saw me resting on his word, 
And brought salvation nigh. 

2 He rais'd me from a horrid pit, 

Where mourning long I lay ; 
And from my bonds releas'd ray feet ;; 
Deep bonds of miry clay. 

3 Firm on a rock he made me stand^ 

And taught my cheerful tongue 
To praise the wonders of his hand, 
lu a new, thankful song. 

4 I'll spread his works of grace abroad; 

The saints with joy shall hear; 
And sinners learn to make my God 
Their only hope and fear. 

5 How many are thy thoughts of love' 

Thy mercies, Lord, how great ! 
We have not words nor hours enouo-li 
Their numbers to repeat. 

6 W^hen I'm afflicted, poor and low^ 

And light and peace depart, 

My God beholds my heavy wo^.. 

And bears nae en his heart. 



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368 



Psalm 61. S. M. 

Ubtic, Sutton. 
Safety in GccL 



CHRISTIAN, 
b 



371 



1 "VSTHEN. overwhelmed with grief, 

?T My heart within me dies; 
Helpless, and far fiom all relief, 
To heaven I lift mine eyes. 

2 O lead rne to the rock 
That's high above my head, 

And make the covert cf thy wings 
My shelter and my bhade. 

3 Within thy p?estnce, Loid, 
F( rever I'll abide ; 

Thou art the tower cf my defence, 
I'he refage where I hide. 

4 Ti'Oii givest me the lot 

Of those that fear thy name ; 
If endless life be their reward, 
I shall possess the same. 

Q<^Q } Hymn 50. B. 2. L. M. b 

^^^\ Bath. 

Comfort under aoi rows: and fiainff. 

1"T^6W let the Lord, my Saviour, smile, 
X^ And show my name upon his heart ; 
I would forget my pains a while, 
And in the pleasure lose the smart. 

2 But O! it swells my sorrows high, 
To see my blessed Jesus frown : 
My spirits sink, my comforts die. 
And all the springs of life are down. 

3Yet why,mysoul, why these complaints? 
Still whi'e he frowns, his boM^els move ; 
Still on his heart he bears his saints, 
And feels their sorrows, and bis love. 

4 My name is printed on his breast; 
His book of life contains my name ; 
Pd rather have it there impress'd, 
Than in the bright records of fame. 

6 When the last fire burns all things here,: 
I'hose letters shall securely stand, } 
And in the Lamb's fair book appear, 
Writ by th' eternal Father's hand. 

6 Now shall my minutes smoothly run. 
While here 1 wait my Father's will ; 
My rising and my setting sun | 

Roll gently up and down the hill. 

c^rjf^l nxMNl02. B. 1. L. M. «' 

^'^^ Portugal, Leeds, Eaton. 

'jyic bealitudes. 

LEST are the humble soids that see! 

Their emptiness and poverty : | 

Treasures of grace to them are given,! 

And crowns of joy laid up in heaven. 1 

2 Bleft are the men of broken heart, 

Who mourn for sin with inward smart ; 



The blood of Cluist divinely flows, 
A healing balm for all their woesi 

3 Blest are the meek, who stand afar 
From rage and passion, noise and war ; 
God will secure their happy state, 
And plead their cause against the great. 

4 Blest are the souls that thirst for grace, 
Hunger and long for righteousness ; 

'\ hey shall be well suppiy'd and fed 
• With living streams and living bread, 

5 Blest are the men, whose bowels move 
And melt with sympathy and love ; 
From Christ, the Lord, shall they obtain 
Like sympathy and love again. 

6 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are 
From the defiling power of sin ; [clean 
Wi(U endless pleasure they shall see 
A God of spotless purity, 

7 Blest are the men of peaceful life, 
Who quench the coals of growing strife;- 
They shall be call'd the heirs of bliss, 
The sons of God, the God of peace. 

8 Blest are the sufferers, who partake 
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake ; 
Their souls shall triumph in the Lord ; 
Glory and joy are their reward. 

Hymn 53. 13.2. CM. b 

Durham, Stade. 

The pilgrimage of the saints ; or, earth and heaven, 

1 1" ORD! what a wi'etched land is this, 
JLi That yields us no supply : ^ 
No cheering fruHs.no wholesoTiie trees, 
Nor streams nf living joy! 

2 But pricking thorns through all the 

And mortal poisons grow ; [ground, 
And all the rivers that art found 
With dangerous wattrs fiow. 

3 Yet the dear path to thine abode 

Lies through this honid land : 
Lord! we would keep the heavenly road, 

And run at thy conmiand. 
4[0ur souls shall tread the desert through, 
With undivertt-d feet; 
And faith, and flaming zeal subdue 
The terrors that we ujeet,] 
5 [A thousand savage beasts of prey 
Around the forest roam; 
But Judah's Lion guards the way, 
And guides the strangers home.] 
6[Long nights and darkness dwell below, 

With scarce a twinkling ra\ ; 
But the bright world to which we go 

Is everlasting day.] 
7 [By glimmering hopes and gloomy feariS 
We trace the<$acred road; 



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t 



372 



CHRISTIAN. 



373, S74 



Through dismal deeps, and danger- 
ous sn vres, 
We make our way to God. 

8 Our journey is a thnrny maze. 

But we march upward stil' ; 
Forget these troubles of th*-^ ways. 
And reach at Zir:n*s hill. 

9 [See the ki?id angels, at the gates, 

Inviting us to come! 
There Jesus, the forerunner, waits 
To welcome travelers home.] 

10 There, on a green and flowery mount, 
Our weary souls shall sit, 

And with trftnsportitig joys, recount 
The labours of our feet. 

11 [No vain discourse shall fill our tongue. 
Nor trifles vex our ear; 

Infinit*? grace shnil be our song, 
And God rejo}ce to hear.] 

12 Eternal glories to the King, 
That brought us safely through ; 

Our tongue shell never cease to smg. 
And endless praise renew. 



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Hymn 100. B. 2. L. M. D 
Limehouse, Quercy, Putney. 
The preaence of Christ is the life of my soul. 
ITFOW full of anguish is the thought, 
Jtl How it distracts and tears my heart, 
If God at last, my sovereign Judge, 
Should frown, and bid niy soul depart. 

2 Lord, when I quit this earthly stage, 
Where shall I fly but to thy breast ? 
For I have sought no other home. 
For I have learn'd no other rest. 

3 1 cannot live contented here. 
Without some glimpses of thy face ; 
And heaven, without thy presence there, 
Would be a dark and tiresome place. 

4 When earthly cares engross the day, 
And hold ray thoughts aside from thee, 
The shining hours of cheerful light 
Are long and tedious years to me. 

5 And if no evening visit-s paid 
Between ray Saviour and my soul, 
How dull the night ! how sad the shade I 
How mournfully the minutes roll I 

6 This flesh of mine might learn as soon 
To live, yet part with all my blood ; 
To breathe, when vital air is gone. 
Or thrive and grow without my food. 

7 [Christ is my light, my life, my care, 
My blessed hope, my heavenly prize ; 
Dearer than all my passions are. 
My limbs, my boit*lSj or mine eyes.j, 



8 The strings that twine about my heart, 
Tortures and r^cks may tear them off; 
But they can never, never part 
With their dear hold of Christ my love.] 

9 [My God ! and can a humble child, 
That loves thee with a flame so high, 
Be ever from thy face exil'd, 
Without the pity of thine eye ? 

10 Impossible ! for thine own hands 
Have tied my heart so fast to thee ; 
And in thy book the promise stands, 
That where thou art,thy friends must be,] 

cyj.:>l Hymn 54. B. 2. CM. » 

* J Swanwick, Hochesier. 
GoiTs firescnce is light in darkness, 

1 I^^Y God., the spring ■^f.sji aiyjo^s, 
-LtJL The life of ms deli guts. 

The gjory of my biightest days. 
And comfort of my nights, 

2 In darkest shades, if he appear. 

My dawning is beguaJ 
He IS niy soul's sweet Morning Star, 
i.\cd lie my rising Sun. 

3 The opening heavens around me shine 

\Vith beams of sacred bliss, 
While Jftsus shows his heart is mine,. 
And whispers, / <ini his. 

4 My soul wou^d leave this heavy clay 

At that transporting word ; 
Run up with joy the shining v/ay, 
T' embrace my dearest Lord. 

5 Fearless of hell and ghastly death, 

I'd break through every foe ; 
The wings of love, and arms of faith 
Should bear me conqueror through. 

^74? Psalm 90 3d Part. CM. b 
"^'^y Abridge, Canterbury. 
Breathing afttr heaven. 

1 'OETURN,'0 God of love, rtturn: 
3\ Earth is a tiresome place; 

How long shall we, thy children,mourni 
Our absence from thy face.^ 

2 Let heaven succeed our painful years, 

Let sin and sorrow cease ; 

And in proportion to our tears 

So make our joys increase. 

3 Thy wonders to thy servants show. 

Make thy own work complete; 
Then shall our souls thy glory know, 
And own thy love is great. 

4 Then shall we shine before thy throne 

In all thy beauty. Lord; 
And the poor service we have dort6 
Meet a divine reward. 



375, 376, 37r 



^ ' ^ S St. David, Christmas, China 
The hope of heaven our sufifiort under 
trials on earth, 

1 XMTHEN I can read my title clear 

f ▼ To mansions iu the skies ; 
I Did farewell tu every fear, 
And wipe my weepihg eyes. 

2 Sh<iuld earth agaius: my soul engage, 

And hr^llish da'ts oe hurl'd. 
Then I can smile at Satan's rage, 
And face a frowning world. 

3 Let cares, like a wild dt luge, come, 

\w'\ c-torms of so* row fiiij 
May I but safely reach my home, 
My God, my heaven, my all: 

4 There shall I bathe my weary soul 

In seas of heave. .ly rest ; 
Aiid not a wave of trcubk roll 
Across my peaceful breist. 

0*7^7 Hymn 117. B. 2. L. M. b 

«''"J Portugal, Eaton. 

Living and dyv^g ivHh God firts'^nt. 

1 ~W CANNOT bear thine absence, Lord; 
M. My life expires if thou depart : 

Be thou, my heart, still near my God, 
And thou, my God, be near my heart. 

2 I was not born for earth and sin. 
Nor can I live on things so vile ; 
Yet I will stay my father's time. 
And hope and wait for heaven a while. 

S Then, dearest Lord, in thine embrace 
Let me resign my fleeting breath ; 
And, with a smile upon my face, 
Pass the important hour of death. 

vwvw 

SAINTS AND SINNERS. 



SAINTS AND SINNERS. 
C. M. * 



378, 379 



S^ 



Psalm 1. L. M. 

Portugal, All Saints. 

The rl'iffcrence bctxvcen tlte righteous andthetvicked. 

1 ini APPY the man, Avho?e cautious Aet 
XX Shun the broad way that siuners gfo, 
"Who hates the place where atheists meet, 
And fears to talk as scoifers do. 

2 He loves t' employ his morning light 
Among the statutes of the Lord ; 
And spends the wakeful hours of night 
"With pleasure, pondVing oVr his word. 

3 He, like a plant by gentle streams, 
Shall flourisli in immortal green ; 
And heaven will shine with kin.iesi beams 
On every work his hands begin. 

4 But sinners find tiieir counsels crossed : 
As chaff before the t«ijipegt flit»s, 



So shall their hopes be blown and lost. 
When the last trumpet shakes the skies* 
5 In vain the rebel seeks to stand, 
In judgment with the pious race ; 
The dreadfulJudge,with stem command,. 
Divides him to a different place. 

6"Straight is the way my saints have trod ; 
" I blest the path, and drew it plain ; 
" Bu' you would choose the crook'd road, 
"And down it leads to endless pain." 



378 j 



Psalm 1. S.M. » 

Sutton, St. Thomas. 

The saint hafifty^ the ainntr miserable, 

1 rfilHE man is ever blest, 

i Who shuns the sinners' ways. 
Among their councils never stands, 
Nor takes the scornrr*s place; 

2 But makes the law of God 
His s-usi.y and delight. 

Amid the labours of the day, 
And watches if the night, 

3 He, like a tree, shall tlirive, 
Witn waters ne.ir t!ie roo. : 

Frtsh as the leaf his name sri 11 live ; 
His w >rks are heavenly fruit. 

4 Not so th' ungodly race ; 

I'hey no such b-^.s-iings find ; 
Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff 
i:iefore the drivine wiiKi. 

5 How will thev bear to stand 
Before th-t judgment sear. 

Where all the saints atChrist's right hand 
In full assembly meet? 

6 He knows and he approves 
The way the righteous go ; 

But sinners and • iieir works shall meet 
A dreadful overthrow. 

c>7qXPsalm119. 1st Part. CM. » 
^'^3 Cambi-idge, Stade. 

The blessedness of saints^ and misery 
of f<inncrs. 

Verse 1 , 2, 3. 

1 J]l LEST are the undefil'd in heart, 
J3 Whose ways are right and cean;. 
Wao nev.er from thy law depan, 

But fly from every f;M. 

2 Bli:st are thr n-ien thai keen thy word, 

.4.nd practise thy commandt; ; [Lord, 

Witli their whole heari they «r: ■■ k the 

And serve tlie". with tneir hands. 

Verse. 165. 

3 Great is their peace who love thy law;. 

How firm their souls abide ! ^1" 
Nor can a bold temptation draw 
Their steady feet aside. 



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382 



Verse 6. 

4 Then shall my heart have inward joy, 

And keej) my f ice from shame, 
When ail thy statutes I obey, 
And honour a'l thy name. 

Ver»e 21, 118. 

5 But haughty sinuers God will hate, 

The proud shall die accurst ; 
The soiis of falsehood aud deceit 
Are trodden to the dust* 

Verse 119, 155. 

6 Vile as the d'-oss the wicked are ; 

And those that leave thy ways 
Shall see saU^ation from afar, 
But never taste thy grace. 

QQH? Psalm 1. CM. ^ 

^^^5 St. M.runs. Barby. 
The -way and end of the righteous and tlie wicked. 

1 I J LESTis the man who shuns the place 
JI3 'vVhei*e sinners love to m«;et ; 
Wiio fears to tread their wick»:jd ways. 

And hates the scofft^r's seat : 

2 But iti the statutes of the Lord 

Has p^'ic'd hise chief delight ; 
By i!ay he reads or hears the word, 
And meditates by ni^ht. 

3 [He, like a pi mt of genTous kind, 

By livung witers set, [wind, 

Safe from the stor'ns and bl':;sting 
E'ljoys a peac: ful st.ite.] 

4 Green as the leaf, and ever fair 

S udl his profession sliine ; 
While fruits of hohness appear, 
Like clusters on the vine. 

5, Not so the impious md unjust ; 
Wliat vain designs ihey form ! 
Their hopes are blown away,likedust, 
Or chaff, before the storm. 

6 Sinners in iudgment shall not stand 

Among the sons of grace, 
When Christ the Judge at his right hand 
Appoints his saints a place. 

7 His eye beholds the path they tread, 

His heart approves it well; 
But crooked w '.ys of sinners lead 
Down to the gates of hell. 

QQl /Psalm 37. 3d Part. CM. SL 
^^*-\ Sunday, Braintree. 
The same. 

1 A/i^Y God, the steps of pious men 
jJIm. Are order'd bv thy will ; 

Though they should fall, they rise again; 
Thy hand supports them still, 

2 The Lord delights to see their ways, 

Their virtue he approves : 
He*il ne'er deprive them of his grace. 
Nor leave the men he loves. 



3 The heavenly heritage is theirs, 

Their portion and their home; 
He feeds them now, and makes thein 
Of blessings long to come, [heirs 

4 Wait on the Lord, ye sons of men, 

Nor fear when tyrants frown; 
Ye shall confe:.s their pride was vai^i, 
When justice casts them down. 
Pause. 

5 The haughty sinner have I seen. 

Not feariig m aa nor (iod. 
Like a tall a ly tree, fair and green, 
rSpr-ading his arms abroad. 

6 And lo, he vanish'd from tiie ground, 

Des'rov'd by hi ids unseen; 
Nor root, nor branch, nor leaf was found 
Where all tnat pnde had been. 

7 Bat mark the m.in of righteousness. 

His seveial steps atiend ; 
True pleas ire ruus througfi all his ways, 
And peicefu. is ais end. 

QQO^ Psalm 37. 1st Part. CM b 
^^^^ Mear, Y. rk 

The cure of envy, fretfulness and unbelief: or, the 
rewards of the righteous and the wicked: or, the 
ivoriifs hatred, and the saint^s patience. 

1 4^€7"i.i V sliould 1 v.rx my sou.,and fret 

?? To see the w*cked rise .^ 
Or envy sinners, waxing great 
By violence and lies ? 

2 As flo very grass, cut down at nooq^ 

Before the evening, fades, 
So suiii their glories vanish soon, 
in everlasting shades. 

3 Then let me make the Lord my trusty 

/Vnd practise all that's good ! 
So shall 1 dwell among the just. 

And ne'll provide me food. 
4 1 to my God my ways commit. 

And cheerful wait his will; 
Thy hand, which guides my d 'ubtful 

Shall my desires fulfil. [feet, 

5 Mine innocence shaU thou display, 

And make thy judgments known, 
Fair as the light of d .wnmg day. 
And glorious as the noon. 

6 The n»eek at last the earth possess, 

And are the lieirs of heaven; 
True riches, with cibundmt peace, 
To humble souls are given. 
Pause. 

7 Rest in the Lord, arjd keep his way. 

Nor let your anger rise. 
Though providence should long delay 
To pur.ish haughty vice. 

8 Let sinne. s join to break your peace, 

And plot, and rage, and foam ; 



383, 884 

The Lord derides them, for he sees 
Their day of vengeance come. 

9 They have drawn cut the threatening 

Have bent the murderons bow, [sword, 
To slay the men that fear the Lord, 
And bring the righteous low. 

10 My God shall break their bows, and 

Their persecuting darts; [burn 
Shall their own swords against them turn, 
And pain surprise their hearts. 

«qq) P5ALM 94. IstPart. CM. b 

^^^S Dundee, London. 

Saints chastised^ ar^d sinmrs destroyed; 

oVy instructive affliction. 
l|^GOD, to whom revenge belongs, 
\3 Proclaim thy wrath aloud; 
Let soverelgnpower redress our wrong? , 

Let justice smite the proud 
2 They say, *' The Lord nor sees nor 
When will the fools be wise ! [hears:" 
Can he be deaf, who form'd their ears? 

Or blind, who made their eyes? 

3 He knows their impious thoughts are 

And they shall fee! his power ;[vain, 

His wrath shall pierce their souls with 

In some surprishig hour. [pain 

4 But if thy saints deserve rebuke, 

Thou hast a gentler rod : 
Thy providences and thy book 
Shall make them knew their God, 

5 Blest is the man thy hands chastise. 

And to his duty draw ; 
Thy scourges make thy children wise, 
When they forget thy law. 

6 But God will ne'er cast off his saints. 
■ Nor his own promise break; 
He pardons his inheritance, 

Fo^ their Redeemer's sake. 

384^ Psalm 11. L. M. b or X 

5 Winchester, Armley. 

God loves the righteous, and hates the ivieked. 

1 lk/1 Y refuge is the God of love ; 
-LtJL Why do my foes insult, and cry, 
*'Flj, hke a tiraorous, trembling dove, 
"To distant woods or mountains fly ?" 

2 If government be all destroyed, 
(That firm foundation of our peace) 
And violence make justice void. 
Where shall the righteous seek redress*? 

3The Lord in heaven hath fixM his throne; 

His eye surveys the world below, 

To hun all mortal things are known ; 

His eye-lids search our spirits through. 
4 If he afflicts his saints so far, 

To prove their love, and try their grace, 



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385, 386 



What must the bold transgressors fear? 
His very soul abhors their ways. 

5 On impious wretches he shall rain 
Tempests of brimstone, fire, and death, 
Such as he kindled on the plain 
Of Sodom, with his angry breath. 

6The righteous Lord loves righteous souls> 
Whose thoughts and actions are sincere » 
And with a gracious eye beholds 
The men that his own image bear. 

QQK I Psalm \7. S. M. « 

^^^ 5 Silver Street, D^ver. 
Portion of saints a?id siiiners ; or^ hofie 
and desfiair in death. 

1 A PISE, my gracious Gcd, 
J\. And make the wicked flee ; 

They are but thy chastising rod 
To drive thy saints to thee. 

2 Behold the sinner dies, 

His haughty words are vain : 
Here in this life his pleasure lies, 
And all beyond is pain. 

3 Then let his pride advance, 
And boast of all his store ; 

I'he Lord is mine inheritance. 
My soul can wish no more. 

4 I shall behold the face 
Of my forgiving God ; 

And stand complete in righteousness. 
Washed in my Saviour's blood. 

5 There's a new heaven begun 
When I awake from death, 

Dress'd in the Hkeness of thy Son, 
And draw immortal breath. 

QQR I Psalm 17. L. M. » 

€5»D J Truro, Nantwich. 

rhe sinner^ s fiortion,i^ the saint's hojie; 

or, (he heaven of sefiarate souls, and 

the resurrection* 

J X ORD, I am thine ; but thou wilt prove 

jLi My faith, my patience,and my love : 

When men of spite against me join, 

They are the sword, the hand is thine, 

2 Their hope and portion lie below; 
'Tis all the happiness they know ; 
'Tis all they seek; they take their shares , 
And leave the rest among their heirs, 

3 What sinners value, I resign ; 
Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine ; 
I shall behold thy blissful face, 
And stand complete in righteousness. 

4 This life's a dream, an empty show ; 
But the bright world to which I go 
Hath Joys substantial and sincere ; 
When shall 1 wake and find me there ? 



Safi', 388 

5 O glorious hour ! O blest abode ! 
1 shall be near and like my God I 
And flesh and sin no more control 
The sacred pleasures of the soul. 

9 My flesh shall slumber m the ground, 
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound: 
Then burst the chains wi;h sweftt surprise, 
And in my Saviour's image rise. 

qQ7 ^ Psalm 149. C. M. ^ 

*^^' 3 Rochester, Irish. 

Praise God, all hi<t saints ; or, the 
saints judging the ivorld, 

1 A LL ye that love the Lord, rejoice, 
J\. And let your songs be new 
Amid the church with cheerful A'oice 

His later wonders shew. 

2 The Jews, the people of his grace, 

Shall their Redeemer sing ; 
And Gentile nations join the praise, 
VVhile Zion owns her King. 

3 The Lord takes pleasure in the just 

Whom sinners treat with ecorn ; 
The meek, that lie despis'd in dust, 
Salvation sliall adorn* 

4 Saints should be joyful in their King, 

E'en on a dying bed ; 
And like the souls in glory sing, 
For God shall raise the dead. 

5 Then his high praise shall fill their 

tongues, 
Their hands shall wield the sword ; 
And vengeance shall attend their songs, 
The vengeance of the Lord. 
6When Christ his judgment-seat ascends, 

And bids the world appear. 
Thrones are prepar'd for all his friends, 
Who humbly lovM him here. 

7 Then shall' they rule with iron rod 

Natio:is that dai'd rebel; 
And join the sentence of their God 
On tyrants doomVl to hell. 

8 The royal sinners, bound in chains, 

New triumphs sh^dl afford; 
Such honcur for the saints rem'iins ; 
Praise ye, and love the Lord. 

vwvwvw 

WORSHIP. 

PRIVATE WORSHIP. 

Hymn 122. B. 2. L. M. 
Portugal, Eaton. 



388 ( 



Retirement and meditation, 
Y God, permit me not to be 
A stranger to myself and thee 



Amid a thousand thoughts I roi 
Forgetful of my highest love. 



WORSHIP. 389, ^90 

2 Why should my passions mix tvith earth, 
And thus debase my heavenly birth ? 
Why should I cleave to things belo^v, 
And let my God, my Saviour go ? 

3 Call me away from flesh and sense"; 
One sovereign word can draw me thence: 
I would obey the voice divine. 
And all inferior joys resign. 

4 Be earth, with all her scenes,withdrawn; 
Ii€t noise and vanity be gone : 
In secret silence of the mind. 
My heaven, and there my God, I find. 

c^q; Psalm 119, 2d Pirt. CM. « 
o^^j 5 Canterbuiy, York. 
Secret devotioJi and spiritual ininded- 
ness ; or, constant converse ivith God. 

Verse 147, 55. 

1 PTpO thee, before the dawning light, 
JL My gracious God, 1 pray; 

I meditate thy name by night. 
And keep thy law by diy. 

Verse 81. 

2 My spirit faints to see thy grace; 
Thy promise bears me up ; 

And, while salvation long delays, 
Thy word suppm-ts my hope. 

Verse 164. 

3 Seven times a day 1 lift my hands. 
And pay my thanks to thee; 

Th> righieous providence demands 
Repeated praise tVom me. 

Vek'se 62. 

4 When midnight darkness veils the skies, 
I call thy works to mind'; 

My thoughts in warm devotion rise, 
And sweet acceptance fiud. 

cy^Cil PsALM 55. S. M. b 

^^^ S Ustic, Aylesbury. 

Dangerous firu&finnty ; or^ daily devo- 
tion encouraged. 

1 "T ET sinners take their course, 
JLi And choose the road to death; 

But in the worship of my God 
I'jl spend my daily breath. 

2 My thoughts address his throne. 
When mo.*ning brings the light; 

I s^ek his b'f^ssing every noon. 
And piy my vows at night. 

3 Thou wilt regard my cries, 
O mv ^ternal Gf>d ; 

While sinners perish in surprise, 
Beneath thine a!!gry rod. 

4 Because they dwell at ease, 
A:kI no sad chani^es feel. 

They neither fear nor trust thy name 
I^lo^ learn to do thy will. 

5 But I, with all my cares. 
Will lean upon the I^ord ; 



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WORSHIP. 



391, 392 

I'll cast my burdens on his arm, 

And rest upou bis word. 
6 H:s arm shall well sustain* 
liie children of his h ve ; 

The ground on which their safety stands 
No earthly power can move. 

«Q . > Psalm 26. L. M. « 

*^"* \ Blendon, Islington. 

Self-examination ; or, evidences of grace. 

1 XUDGE me, O Lord, and prove my 
^ ways, 

And try my reins, and try my heart, 
My faith upon thy promise stays. 
Nor from thy law my feet depart. 

tX hate to walk, I hate to sit 
With men of vanity and lies ; 
The scoffer and the hypocrite 
Are the abhorrence of mine eye«« 

SAmonc thy saints will I appear 
With hands well washM in innocence ; 
But when 1 stand before thy bar, 
The blood of Christ is ray defence. 

4 1 love thy habitation. Lord, 
The temple where thine honourB dwell ; 
There shall I hear thy holy word. 
And there thy works of wonder tell. 

5 Let not my soul be joinM at last 
With men of treachery and blood, 
Since I ray days on earth have past 
Among the saints, and near my God, 

FAMILY WORSHIP. 

QQ«> PSA.IM 101. CM. » 

o^4f ^ Bedford. London, 

Jl tiHilm fo^' a masttr ofafaimly, 

1 £\V justice and of gr?ice 1 sing, 
I J And pay mv God my vows; 

Thy grace :*nd justice, heaven;y King, 
Teach me to rule my house. 

2 Now to my tent, () God, repair, 

And mcJce thy servant wise; 

I'll sufter nothing near me there 

That shall offend thine eyes. 

3 The man that doth his neighbour wrong, 

Bv falsehootl or by force, 
The scornful eye, the slanderous tong:ue, 
ril thrast them from my doors. 

4 I'll seek the faithful a«d the just, 

And will their help enjoy ; 
These are the friends that I shall trust 
The servants Til employ. 

5 The Vretch that deals in sly deceit, 

I'll not endure a night: 
The liar's tongue I'll ever hate, 
And banish trom my sight. 



593, 394, S96 



393 1 



6 I'll purge my family around, 
An;^ make the wicked flte; 
So s'lfall my house be ever found 
A dwelling fit for thee. 

PSAJ.M 127. L. M. b 

Limehouse, Quercy. 
The 'blrfising of God on. the business 
and coir-fcn^ifi of lft\ 

1 TTF God succeed not, all the cost 

i And pains to build the h( use are lost; 
Jf God the city will not keep. 
The watchful guards as well may sleep. 

2 What if you rise before the sun. 
And work and toil when day is done, 
Careful and sparing eat your bread. 
To shun that poverty you dread. 

3'Tis all in vain, till God hath blest-; 
He can make rich, yet give us rest-; 
Children and friends are blessings too^ 
If God, our sovereign, make them so. 

1 Happy the man to whom he sends , 
Obedient children, faithful friends! 
How sweet cur daily comforts prove. 
When they are seasoned with his love-? 

cu\aX Psalm 127 CM. [> 
•^^ S A'mdge, Swanwick. 
God all in all. 

1 TTF God to build the house deny, 
jL The builders work in vain ; 

And towns, without his wakeful eye, 
An useless watch maijitain. 

2 Before the morning beams arise, 

Y' ur painful vvork r.mew. 
And, till the st.trs asQtnd 'he skies, 

Youf- tirf-some tf.i' pursue. 
SShort be your sleep,and coarse your fare, 

In vain, til^ God has blesi ; 
But if his smiles attend yvur care, 

You shdil have food and rest. 

4 Nor children. relatiN'^s, nor friends, 
Shall i*fal blessings prove, 
Nor ad the earthly joys he sends, 
If sent without his love. 

qqk") Psalm 128. CM. K 
^^•^ 5 Rockbridge, Irish, St, Martins. 

Family bltss^ngi. 
^£\ HAPPY man, who^e soul is fiU'd 
\3 With zeal ctnd reverend awe ! 
His IJps to God their honours yield, 

His life adorns the law. 
2 A careful Providence shall stand. 

And ever gu-.rd ihy head, 
Shall on tlie labours of thy hand 
' Its kindly ble. sings shed. 
. 3 Thy wiie shall be a fruitful vine; 
f Thy children round thy board» 



396, 397 

Eich like a plant of honour shine, 
And learn to fear tlie Lord. 

4 The Lord shall thy best hopes fulfil 

For months and years to come ; 

The Lord, who dwells on Zion's hil!, 

Shall send thee blessings hcime. 

3 This is the man who^e happy eyes 

Shall see his house increase, 
Shall see the sinki- g church arise, 
Then leave the world in peace. 



PUBLIC VVOIlSHir. 



398, 39» 



396} 



Psalm 153. S M. » 
Aylesbury, Dover, Watchman. 

Cotninunion of saints ; or, love and 
ivorafiifi in afomily. 

1 "OLEST are the sons of peace, 
m3 Whose hearts andhopes are one, 

Whose kind designs to serve and please, 
'I'hrough all their actions run. 

2 Blest is the pious h^use. 
Where zeal and friendship meet ; 

Their songs of praise, their mingled vows 
Make tlieir communion sweet., 

3 Thus, when on Aaron's head 
They pour'd the rich perfume. 

The oil through all his riiinient spread, 
And pleasure fiU'd the r.Toni. 

4 Thus on the heavenly hills 
The s tints are blest above, 

Where joy like morning dew distils, 
And all the air is love. 

.3Q7? Psal5i153. S.P.M. ^ 
*^'^ ' \ St. Giles, Dalston. 

77z(? bleasings of friendnfiifi, 

1 TTOW pleasant 'tis to see 
XI Kin:lred and friends agree; 

Each in his proper station niove, 
And each fulfil his part, 
Wiih sympathising heart, 

In all the cares of life and love.' 

2 'Tis like the ointment shed 
On Aaron's sacred head, 

Divinely rich, divinely sweet : 
The oil through all the room 
Diffus'd a choice perfume. 

Ran through his robes, and blest hia {e^i. 

3 Like fruitful showers of rain, 
That w.tter all the plain, [hills; 

Descending from the neighbouring 
Such streams of pleasure roll 
Througli every friendly soul. 

Where love like iieavenly dew distils. 

XRepcat theffst ttanxa if necessary.'] 

N 



398} 



PUBLIC WORSHIP. 
Psalm 122. CM. 



Dunstan, Braintree* 
Gohir^ to church. 
l|nBrOW (Kid my heart rejoice to heal* 
JOL My friends devoutly say, 
" In Zion let us all appear, 
" And keep the solemn day !" 

2 I love h' r gates, I love the road : 

The cluirch, adorn'd with grace. 
Stands hke a palace, budi for God, 
To show his milder face. 

3 Up to her courts, with joys unknown, 
I Th holy tribes repair ; 

I The Son ('f David holds his throne, 
I And sius in judgment there. 

! 4 He hears oiu- praises and complaints ; 

I And while his awful voice 

I Divides the sintiers from the saints, 

I Wtr tremb'e, and rejoicci 

is Peace he within this sacred place, 

And joy a coni,tant guest : 
Willi holy gifts, and heavenly grace> 

Be her attendants blest. 

6 My s'lul shall pray for Zion stiil. 
While life or breath remains ; 

There my best friends, my kindred dwell, 
There God my Saviour reigns. 



399 1 



Psalm 122. S, P. M. ^ 
St. (iiies, Dalston. 
The name, 
OW pleas'd and blest was T, 
ro hear the people cry, ^ 
*• C-ome, let us seek < ur God to-day 1" 
Yes, *'ith a cheerful zeal. 
We liaste to Zio *s liill, 
Aiid there oar vows and hcnours pay. 

2 Zion, thrice happy place, 
Adorn'd with wondrous grace, 

And walls c.f f.trengtii embrace thee 
In thee our tribes appear, [round ! 
To pray, and praise, and hear 

The sacred gospel's joyful sound. 

3 There David'.; grearer Soa 
Has fix'd his rjyai throne; 

He sits for grace and judgment there : 
He bids the SL.int be glad. 
He makes the sinner sad. 

And humble souls rejoice with fear. 

4 May peace attend thy gate. 
And joy within thee w-^it. 

To bless the soul of every guest: 
The man that seeks thy peace. 
And wishes thine inriease, 
A thousand blessings on him rest- 



400, 401, 402 



/> My tongue repeats her vows, 
*' Peace to this sacred house ! 

For here my friends and kindred dwell:" 
And since my glorious God 
Makes thee his blest abode, 

lyiy soul shall ever love thee well. 

^Repeat the fourth stanza if necessarij.'] 

A(\c\ I Psalm 134. C. M. ^ 

^^^S Christmas, Irish, York. 
Daily and nighUy^ devotion. 
l"irrE, that obey "^the immortal King 
J. Atiend his holy place ; 
.Bow^ to the glories of his power, 
And bless his wondrous grace. 

2 Lift up your hands by morning light. 

And send your souls on high : 
Raise your admiring thoughts by night 

Above the starry sky. 
S The God of Zion cheers our hearts 

With rays of quickening grace; 
I'he God that spreads the heavens 
abroad, 
Aiid rules the sv^^elling seas. 
Ar.. I Hymn 108. B. 2. CM. ^ 
^^J*^ \ St. Asaphs, Uochester. 

Access to the throne of grace by a mediator. 

1 |SOME, let us lift our joyful eyes 
\j Up to the courts above. 
And smile to see our Father there 

ypon a throne of love. 
: Once *twas a seat of dreadful wrath, 

And shot devouring fiame; 
Our God appear*d consuming fire, 

And vengeance was his name. 

3 Rich were the drops of Jesus* blood. 

That calm'd his frowning face- 
That sprinkled o"*er the burning throne, 
And turnM the wiath to grace! 

4 Now we nnay bov/ befi>re his feet, 

And venture near the I^ord ; 
No fiery cl^erub guards his seat, 
Nor double flaming sword. 
.^ The peaceful gates of heavenly bliss 
Are open'd by the Son ; 
High let us raise our notes of praise, 

And reach tti' Almighty throne. 
6 To thee ten thousand thanks we bring, 

Cireat Advocate on high ; 
And glory to th' eternal King, 

That lays his fury by. 
-^,^1 Psalm 84, Ist Part. L. M. « 
^^^ \ Portugal, Green's Hundredth. 
The pleasures of public worship. 
J "ijrOW pleasant, how divinely fair, 
JHL O Lord of iIosts,thy dwellings are! 
XVith Ion? desire my spirit faints 
'^> meet the assemblies of thj' saints. 



WORSHIP. 403, 404 

2 My fiesh would rest in thine abode; 
My panting heart cries out for God ; 
My God I iny King I why should 1 be 
So far from all my joys and thee? 

3 The sparrow chooses where to rest. 
And for her young provides her nest ; 
But will my God to sparrows grant 
That pleasure which his children want? 

4 Blest are the saints, who sit on high, 
Around thy throne of majesty ; 
Thy brightest glories shine above. 
And all their work is praise and love. 

5 Blest are the souls that find a place 
Within the temple of thy grace ; 
There they behold thy gentler rays, 
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 

6 Blest are the men whose hearts are set 
To find the way to Zion's gate ; 
God is their strength ; and through the 

road 
They lean upon their helper, God. 

7Cheerful they walk with growing strergth 
Till all shall meet in heaven at length ; 
Till all before thy face appear, 
And join in nobler worship there. 



403 1 



Psalm 84. 2d Part. L. M. « 
Italy, Eaton. 
God and his church; or, grace arid glory. 
REAT God, attend, \\ hile Zion sings 
The joy, that from Ihy presence 
springs ; 

To spend one day with thee on earth 
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 

2 Might I enjoy the mearjest place 
Within thy house, O God of grace. 
Not teats of ease, nor thrones of power, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 

3 God is our «un, the inakes onr day : 
God is cur shield, he guards our way 
Erom all the assaults of hell and sin, 
Erom foes without, and foes within, 

4 All needful grace will God bestow, 
And crown that grace with glory too: 
He gives us all things, and withholds 
No real good from upright souls. 

5 O God,our King, Avhose sovereign sway 
The scloi^ous hosts of heaven obey ; 
And devils at thy presence fiee ; 
Blest is the man that trusts in thee, 

/in/! I I'sArr.T 84. C. xM. X 

^^■^ \ Brattle-Street, Parma. 
Delight in ordinances of worship; o?', 

' ''God present in his churches. 
1 "IV/f Y soul, how lovely is the place 
lyi. To which thy God resorts! 



40; 



PUBLIC WORSHIP. 



406v 4m 



*Tb heaven to see his smiling face, 

Though in his earthly courts. 
2 There the great Monarch of the skies 
His saving power displays; 
, And ligiu i>reaks in upon our eyes 
With kind and quickening rays. 

SVVith his rich gifts, the heavenlv Dove 

Descends and tills the place, 
While Christ reveals his wondrous love, 
And sheds abroad his grace. 

4 There, mighty God, thy words declare 

The secrets of thy wiil ; 
And still we seek t'ny mercy there, 
And sing thy praises still. 

Pause. 

5 Mv heart and flesh ery out for thee, 

While far from thine abode : 
When shall I tread thy courts, and see 
My Saviour and my God ^ 

6 The sparrow builds herse.f a nest, 

And suffers no remove ; 
O make me, like ti»e sparrow, blest, 
To dwell but where I love. 

7 To si', one day beneath thine eye, 

And hear thy gracious voice, 
Exceeds a whole eternity 
Employ'd in carnal j>iys. 

8 Lord, at thy threshold I would wait, 

W'^ile Jesus is within, | 

Rather than fi'l a throne of state,! 

Or live in tents of sin. j 

9 Could I command the spacious Ian i, 

And the more bounuiess sea. 
For one blest hour at thy right hand 
I'd give them botii away. 

Af^cz } Psalm 84. H. M. % 

^^*^ S Betl.esda, Portsmouth. 
Lonf(in(r for the house f God, 

1 X OllD of the worlds above, 
JLi How pleasant and how fair 
The dwellings of thy love, 
Thine earthly temples are ! 

To thine abode 
My heart aspires, 

2 The sparrow for her youna; 
With pleasure seeks a nest, 
And wandering swallows long 
To find their wonted rest : 



With warm desires 
To see my Grod. 



To rise and dwell 
Among thy saints. 



My spirit faints, 
With equal zeal, 

3 O happy souls that pray 
Where God appoints to hear! 
O happy men that pay 
Their constant service there ! 
They praise thee stilldThat love the way 
And happy they | To Zion's hill ! 



They go from strength to strength, 
Througli this dark vale of tears, 
Till each arrives at length, 
Till each in heaven appears : 



Shall thither bring 
Our willing feet i 



glorious seat. 
When God our King 

Pause. 

5 To spend one sacred day, 
Where God and saints abide, 
Affords diviner joyA 

Than thousand dayl beside : 
Where God resorts,! To ke<-^ the door, 

1 love it more J Fbaishne u courts 

6 God is our sun and shield, 
Our light and our defence ; 
With gifts his hands are fill'd, 
We draw our blessings thence : 



He shall bestow 
On Jacob's race 



Peculiar grace, 
And glory too. 



7 The Lord his people loves; 
His hand no good withholds, 
From those his heart approves. 
From pure and pious souls : 
Thrice happy he, Whose spirit trust« 
O God of Host«, Alone in thee 1 

4P»o > Hymn 123. B. 2. L. M. «r 
^^"S Shoe], Newcourt. 

The benefit of fiublic ordinances. 

1 A WAY from every mortal care, 
xV Away from earth, our souls retreat; 
We leave this worthless world afar, 
And wait and worship near thy seat, 

2 Lord, in the temple of thy grace 
We see thy feet, and we adore ; 
We gaze upon thy lovely face. 
And learn the wonders of thy power. 

3 While here our various wants we mourn., 
United groans ascend on high ; 

And prayers produce a quick return 
Of blessings in variety. 

4 [If Satan rage, and sin grow strong, 
Here we receive some cheering word ; 
We gird the gospel armour on, 

To fight the battles of the Lord. - 

5 Or if our spirit faints and dies, [stings). 
(Our conscienceiiii'd with inward 
Here doth the righteous Sun arise. 
With healing beams beneath his wings.] 

6 Fa'her ! my eoul Avould still abide 
Within thy temple, near thy side ; 
But if my feet must hence depart. 
Still keep thy dwelling in my heart. 

c\ml Psalm 2r. 1st Part. C. M. iK 

S Arund-^l, Hymn Second 
The church is our delight and safety. 
^Tn**^^ Lord of glory is my light? 
X And my salvation too: 



'1 00, 401, 402 



WORSHIP. 



403, 404 



/> My tongue repeats her vows, 
*' Peace to this sacied house ! 

For here my friends and kindred dwell:" 
And since my glorious God 
Makes tliee his blest abc^de. 

My soul shall ever love thee well. 
IRepeat the fourth stanza if necessary.^ 

Annl PSAX.M134 CM. ^ 
^^^5 Christmas, Irish. York. 
Daily and 7iightly devotion. 
1"^BTE, that obey tlie immortal King 
J. Attend his holy place ; 
Bow to the glories of his power, 
And bless his wotidrous grace. 

2 Lift up your hands by morning light. 

And send your souls on high : 
Raise your admiring thoughts by night 

Above the starry sky. 
S The God of Zion cheers our hearts 

With rays of quickening grace; 
The God that spreads the heavens 
abroad, 

Aiid rules the swelling ?eas, 
Ar.. I Hymn 108. B, 2. CM. ^ 
■ ^^ \ St. Asaphs, Kochester. 

Access to the throne of grace by a mediator. 

1 iSOMli, let us lift our joyful eyes 
\j Up to the courts above, 

And smile to see our Father there 
Upon a throne of love. 

2 Once 'twas a seat of dreadful wrath, 

And shot devouring fiame; 
Our God appeared consumitig fire, 
And vengeance was bis name. 

i Rich were the drops of Jesus* blood. 

That calm'd his frowning face; 
That sprinkled o"*er the burning throne, 
And turnM the wiath to grace) 
4 Now we npjay bnv/ before his feet, 
And venture near the liOrd ; 
No fiery clierub guards his seat, 
Nor double flaming sword. 
H The peaceful gates of heavenly bliss 
Are open'd by the Son ; 
High let us raise our notes of praise, 

And reach tli* Almighty throne. 
G To thee ten thousand thanks we bring, 

Cireat Advocate on high ; 
And glory to th' eternal King, 

That lays his fury by. 
4r>.cy\ PsAOi84. 1st Part. L. M. « 
aU^ ^ Portugal, Green's Hundredth. 
The pleaaiires of public worshi/h 

HOW pleasant, how divinely fair, 
O Lord of Hosts, thy dwellings are! 
With Ions: desire my spirit faints 
^V> meet the assemblies of ihj saints. 



2 My flesh would rest in thine abode ; 
My panting heart cries out for God ; 
My God! my King I why should 1 be 
So far from all my joys and thee? 

3 The sparrow chooses where to rest. 
And for her young provides her nest ; 
But will my God to sparrows grant 
That pleasure which his children want? 

4 Blest are the saints, who sit on high, 
Around thy throne of majesty ; 
Thy brightest glories shine above. 
And all their work is praise and love. 

5 Blest are the souls that find a place 
Within the temple of thy ^race ; 
There they behold thy gentler rays, 
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise, 

6 Blest are the men whose hearts are set 
To find the way to Zion's gate ; 
God is their strength ; and through the 

road 
They lean upon their helper, God. 

7Cheerful they walk with growing sfrei;gih 
Till all shall meet in heaven at length ; 
Till all before thy face appear. 
And join in nobler worship there. 



403^ 



PsAT,M 84. 2d Part. L. M. « 

Italy, Eaton. 
God and his church; or, grace atid glory. 
REAT God, attend, H hile Zion sings 
The joy, that from thy presence 
springs ; 

To spend one day with thee on earth 
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 

2 Might I enjoy the meanest place 
Within thy house, O God of grace. 
Not lects of ease, nor thrones of power, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 

3 God is our sun, --he jnakes our day: 
God is our shield, he guards our way , 
From all the assaults of hell and sin, 
From foes without, and foes within. 

4 All needful grace will God bestow, 
And crown that grace with glory too: 
He gives us all thing*, and withholds 
No real good from upright souls. 

5 O God, our King, Avhose sovereign sway 
The glortous hosts of heaven obey ; 
And devils at thy presence flte ;' 
Blest is the man that trusts in thee, 

Af\4 I ^^^^'^^ ^4- ^- ^^- * 

^^^ 5 Brattle-Street, Parma. 

Delight in ordinances of ivorshifi ; or, 

' God present in his churches. 

1 "m/ff Y soul, how lovely is the place 

It A To which thy God resorts! 



40; 



PUBLIC WORSHIP. 
4 



406v40^ 



'Tls heaven to see his smiling face, 

I'hough in his earthly courts. 
2 There the great Monarch of the skies 
His saving power displays ; 

Aiul lig'U i:)reak.s in upon our eyes 
With kind and quickeniig rays. 

SVVith his rich j;ifts, the lieavenly Dove 

Descends and tills the place, 
While Christ reveals h'.s wondrous love, 
And sheds abroad his grace. 

4 There, mighty God, thy words declare 

The secrets of thy wiil ; 
And still we seek fay mercy there, 
And sing thy praises still. 

Pause. 

5 Mv heart and flesh cry out for thee, 

While far from thine abode : 
When shall I tread thy courts, and see 
My Saviour and my God i* 

6 The sparrow builds herse.f a nest, 

And suffers no remove ; 
O make me, like tiie sparrow, blest, 
To dwell but where I love. 

7 To si. one day beneath thine eye, 

And hear thy gracious voice. 
Exceeds a whole eternity 
Employ'd in carnal jys; 

8 Lord, at tliy threshold I Avould wait, 

W'^ile Jesus is withi.-). 
Rather than fi'l a throne of state, 
Or live in tents of sin. 

9 Could I command the spacious Ian i, 

Anfl the more bouiujless sea, 
For one blest hour at thy right hand 
I'd give them both away. 

Af^f- ) Psalm 84. H. M. % 

^^^ S Betliesda, Portsmouth. 
Loni(in^ for the houne f God. 

1 IT ORE) of the worlds above, 

■ i How pleasant and how fair 
The dwellings of thy love. 
Thine earthly temples are ! • 
To thine abode With warm desires 
My heart aspires, To see my God. 

2 The sparrow for her youna; 
With pleasure seeks a nest, 
And wandering swallows long 
To find their wonted rest : 



My spirit faints, 
With equal zeal, 



To rise and dwell 
Among thy saints. 



3 O happy souls that pray 
Where God appoints to hear ! 
O happy men that pay 
Their constant service there ! 
They praise thee stilldThat love the way 
And happy they j To Zion's hill ! 



They go from strength to strength, 
Through this dark vale of tears, 
Till eacli arrives at length, 
Till each in heaven appears : 



glorious seat. 
When God our King 

Pause. 
) To spend one sacred day. 

Where God and saints abide, 

Affords diviner io^ 

Than thousand da 
Wliere God resorts,! To ke(:<p the door 

1 love it more j Frni! shoe n couiis. 
> God is our sun and shield. 

Our light and our defence ; 
With gifts his hands are fill'd. 
We draw our blessings thence ; 



Shall thither bring 
Our willing feet 1 



beside : 



He shall bestow 
On Jacob's race 



Peculiar grace. 
And glory too. 



The Lord his people loves ; 
His hand no good withholds, 
From those his heart approves, 
From pure and pious souls : 



Whose spirit trusts 
Alone in thee ! 



Thrice happy he, 
O God of Hosts, 

4PJO > Hymn 123. B. 2. L. M, SSr 

^^^\ Shoel, Newcourt. 

The benefit of fiublic ordinances. 

1 A WAY from every mortal care, 
xIl Away from earth, our souls retreat; 
We leave this worthless world afar. 
And wait and worship near thy seat, 

2 Lord, in the temple of thy grace 
We see thy feet, and we adore ; 
We gaze upon thy lovely face, 
And learn the wonders of thy power* 

3 While here our various wants we mourn-, 
United groans ascend on high ; 

And prayers produce a quick return 
Of blessings in variety. 

4 [If Satan rage, and sin grow strong, 
Here we receive some cheering word ; 
We gird the gospel armour on, 

To fight the battles of the Lord. - 

5 Or if our spirit faints and dies, [stings). 
(Our conscience^ili'd with inward 
Here doth the righteous Sun arise, 
Wiih he;ding beams beneath his wings.] 

6 Fa'her ! my eoul would still abide 
Within thy temple, near thy side ; 
But if my feet must hence depart, 
Still keep thy dwelling ia my heart. 

.\rril Psalm 27. 1st Part. C. M. « 

S Arimd-^l, Hymn Second 
The church is our delight and safety. 
innHE Lord of glory is my light; 
i Aad my salvation too: 



405, 409 WORSHIP. ' 410, 4ii 

Qocl is iny streneUj, nav will 1 fear ■14 In answering what thy church requests.^ 
What all my toes can do. Thy trutli and terror shine, 



3 One privilege my heart desires: 

O ! grant mc an abode 
Amon^ the churciics of thy saints, 
The temples of my God. 

5 There shall I offer my requests, 

And see tliy beanty still ; 
Shall he:ir thy^essages of love. 
And there enquire tliy wilL 

4 When troubles rise, and stornjri? appear, 

There may his children hide ; 
Qod has a strong pavilion, where 
He raake« niy soul aljide. 

5 Now shall vny head be Iifijrd high 

Above my foes aronnd; 
And songs of joy and victory 

WitijiM thy temple sound. 
Ap.o) Psalm 27. 2d Pi\rt. CM. « 
^^^ 5 Abridg*^, C:hristm is. 

Prayer and hofie. 
1 QOON as I heard my Father say, 
k3 " Ye children, seek my grace ;" 
Zvly heart rcpiy*d, withotrt delay, 

'♦I'll seek my Father's tace.*' 

/ [^'"t not thy face h^. hid from me, 

Nor frown my soul away ; 
God cf my life, I fly to ttiee 
In a distressing day. 

3 Should friends and kindred, near and 

Leave me to want or die, [dear. 
My Gofl would make my life his care, 
And all my need supply. 

4 My fainting flesh had died v/ith grief. 

Had not my soul btliev'd 
To see thy grace provide relief; 
Nor was my hope deceived. 

5 Wait 01) the Lord,ye trembling saints* 

And keep your courage up; 
He'll raise your spirit when it faints, 
And far exceed your hope. 

4r)Q> Psalm 65. 1st Part. CM. « 
lUtF ^ Devizes, Christmas. 

A prayer-hearing God, and the Gentiles called. 

ITJIIAISE waits in Zion, Lord, for thee; 

jL I'here shall our vows be paid : 

Thou hast an e>ir when sinners pray ; 

All flesh shall seek thine aid. 

3 Lord, our iniquities prevail. 

But pardoning grace is thine ; 
And thou wilt grant us power and skill 
To conquer every sin. 

3BIest are the men whom thou wilt choose 
To bring them near tiiv face ; 

Give them a dwelling in thiae house. 
To feast upon thy grace. 



Anfl works of dreadful righteousness" 
Fulfil thy kind design. 

3 Tlius shall the wondering nations see 
The Lord is good and just: 
And distant islands fly to tiiec. 
And make thy name their trust. 
G They dread thy gKttcring token?, Lord, 
When signs in heaven appear; 
But they shall learn thy holv word, 
And love, as well as fear. 

Aif\X Psalm 65. 1st Fart. L.M. bor« 
■^^^5 Roth well, Luton, Bath. 
Public firayer and firahc. 

1 rilHK praise of Z'lon waits for thcp, 

JL My God ; and praise becomes thy 
house : 
There shall thy saints thy glory pre 
And there perform their public vows. 

2 O thou, whose mercy bends the skies, 
To save, when humble sinners piKy, 
All lands to thee shall lift their eyes, 
And islands of the northern sea. 

3 Against my will my sins prevail, 
But grace shall purge away their slain ; 
The blood of Christ will never fail 
To wash my garments white again. 

4 Blest is the man whom thou shah choose, 
And give him kind access to thee ; 
Give him a place within thy house, 
To taste thy love divinely fpee. 

Pause. 

5 Let Babel fear when Zion prays j 
Babel, prepare for long; distress, 
When Zion's God himself arrays 
In terror and in righteousness. 

6 With dreadful glory, God fulfils 
What his afflicted saints request ; 
And with almighty wrath reveals 
His love, to give his churches rest. 

7 Then shall the flocking nations run 
To Zion's hill, and own their Lord ; 
Th^ rising and the setting sun 
Shall see the Saviour's name ador'd. 

Aii } P5ALM 116. 2dFart.C. M.bori^ 

^^'■^ St. Martins, St, James. 

Foxvs, made in trouble, paid in the church ; or, 

fmbVic thanks for private Uelivirauce. 
I'VlTflAT shall I render to my God 
T T For all his kindness shown ? 
My feet shall visit thine abode, 
My songs address thy throne. 

2 Among (he saints thatlfill thine house 
My olfering shall be paid ; 



41^; 413 



LORD^S DAT. 



414, 415 



There shall ray zeal perform the vows 
My soul in anguish made. 

3 How much is mercy thy delight, 

Thou ever blessed God ! 
How dear thy servants in thy sight ! 
How precious is their blood I 

4 How happy all thy servants are ! 

How great thy grace to me ! 
My life, which thou bast made thy care, 
Lord, I devote to thee. 

5 Now I am thine, forever thine. 

Nor shall my purpose move ; 
Thy hand hath loosM my bonds of pain, 
And bound me with thy love. 

6 Here in thy courts I leave my vow, 

And thy rich grace record ; 
Witness, ye saints, who hear me now, 
If I forsake the Lord. 

412 J Htm» 145 B. 2. CM. « 

5 St. James, Christmas. 

Sig-ht through a glass y and face to face 
IT LOV^E the windows of thy grace,. 

JL Through which my Lord is seen ; 

And long to meet my Saviour's face. 
Without a glass between. 

^O, that the happy hour were come,. 
To change ray faith to sight j 
I shall behold my Lord at home 
In a diviner light. 

3 Haste, my Beloved, and remove 
These interposing days ! 
Then shall my passions all be love. 
And all my powers be praise. 



413 ( 



LORD'S DAY. 

Psalm 5. CM, » 

Arundel, Christmas, 
the Lonf.^ day morning. 
1 jr ORD,in the morning thou shalt hear 
jLi My voice ascending high ; 
To tliee will I direct my prayer, 
To thee lift up mine eye : 

2-Up to the hills, where Christ is gone, 
To plead for all his saints, 
Presenting at his Father's throne 
Our songs and our complaints. 

3 Thou art a God, before whose sight 

The wicked- shall not stand ; 

Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight, 

Nor dwell at thy right hand. 

4 But to thy house will I resort, 

To taste thy mercies there ; 
I tvill frequent thine holy court, 
And worship- in thy fear. 

5 O may thy Spirit guide my feet 

In ways of righteousness i 



Make every path of duty straight 
And plain before my face. 

PAUSE. 

6 My watchful enemies combine 

To tempt my feet astray ; 
They flatter with a base design 
To make my soul their prey. 

7 Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,. 

And all his plots destroy; 
While those, that iif thy mercy trust, 
Forever shout for jo}'. 

8 The men, that love and fear thy name. 

Shall see their hopes fulfiU'd ; 
The mighty God will compass them 

With favour as a shield. 
A. A I Psalm 19. 1st Part. S.M. ^. 
^1^ S l^^'Ver, Hopkins, St. Thomas. 
The books of nature and scrifiiure. 

For a Lord's day morning'. 

1 TIEHOLD the lofty sky 

_I3 Declares its Maker, God; 
And all his starry works on high 
Proclaim his power abroad. 

2 The darkness and the light 
Stiil keep their course the same ; 

While night to day, and day to nigh? 
Divinely teach his name. 

3 la every different land 
Their general voice is known ; 

Tliey show the wonders of his hand^ 
And orders of his throne. 

4 Ye Christian lands, rejoice! 
Here he reveals his word; 

We are not left to nature's voice 
To bid us know the Lord. 

5 His statutes and commands 
Are set before our eyes ; 

He puts his gospel in our hands, 
Where our salvation lies. 

6 His laws are just and pure; 
Hts truth without deceit; 

His promises forever sure. 
And his rewards are great, 

7 [Not honey to the taste, 
x^ftbrds so much delight; 

Nor gold that has the furnace passM 

So much allures the sight. 
S While of thy works I sing,. 
Thy glory to proclaim, 
Accept the praise, my God, my King, 

In mv Uedeemf-r's name.] 
4 I K > Psalm 19. 2d Part. S. M. « 
"*i«>^ Dover, Watchman. 

God'^s ivord most exceltnit', or, sincer- 
ity and luaichficlnesfi. - 
For a Lord's day moinincf. 
1 "OP^HOlD the morning sun 
Rpgirrs his g!op>'Js v/>*y! 



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WORSHIP, 



417, 418 



His beams through all (he nutions run. 
And life and light convey. 

-Z But whe«»e the gospel comes, 
It spreads divijier light; 
It calls dead sinners from their tombs, 
And gives the blind their sight. 

3 How perfect is thy word f 
And all thy j^udgments jtist ; 

Forever sure thy promise. Lord, 
And raen securely trust. 

4 My gracious God, how plain 
Are thy directions given'. 

O may I never read iu vain, 
But find the path to heaven. 

Pause, 
iJ I hear thy word with love. 
And 1 would fain obey ; 
Send thy good Spirit from above, 
To guide me, lest I stray.. 

6 O who can ever find 
The errors of his ways I 

Yet with a bold presumptuous mind 
I would not dare transgress. 

7 Warn me of every sin ; 
Forgive my secret faults, 

And cleanse this guilty soul of mine, 
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts. 

8 While wilh my heart and tongue 
1 spread thy praise abroad, 

Accept the viiforsliip and the song, 
1^ My Saviour and my God. 

>|.p > Psalm 63. 1st Part. C. M. » 
*-»^S Parma, Arundel. 

The 7norning of a J^'jrcPs day. 
l"OARLY, my God, without delay, 
Mid I haste to seek thy face : 
My thirsty spirit faints away» 
Without thy cheering grace. 

2 So pilgrims on tlie scorching sand. 
Beneath a btirning sky. 
Long for a cooling stream at hand, 
And they must drink or die. 

J Tve seen thy glory and thy power 

Through all thy temple shine ; 
My God, repeat that heavenly hour, 
That vision so divine ! 

4 Not all the blessings of a feast 

Can please my soul so well^ 
As when thy richer grace 1 taste, 
And in thy presence dwelL 

5 Not life itself, with all her joys, 

Can my best passions move. 
Or raise so high my cheerful voice, 
As thy forgiving love. 



6 Thus till my last expiring day, 

I'll bless my God and King ; 
Thus vvill I lift my hands to pray, 
And tune my lips to sing. 

A4>j} Psalm 63. L. M. ^ 

^^ ' S Eaton, Green's Hundredth. 
Longing a f'er God; or^ the love of 
Ood better than life^ 

1 /^ REAT God, indulge my humble 
Vff c'aim ; 

Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest ; 
The glories that compose thy name 
Stand all engag'd to make me blest* 

2 Thou great and good, thou just and wise,^ 
Thou art my Father and ray God ; 
And I am thine by sacred ties ; 
Thy son, t-hy servant bought with blood. 

3 With heart, and eyes, and lifted hands,. 
For thee I long^ to thee I look ; 

As travellers, in thirsty lands. 
Pant for the cooling water-brook. 

4 With early feet I love to appear 
Among thy saints, and seek thy face ; 
Oft have I seen thy glory there, 
And felt the power of sovereign grace. 

5 Not fruits nor wines that tempt our taste^ 
Nor all the ioys our senses know. 
Could make me so divinely blest. 
Or raise ray cheerful passions so. 

Q My life itself, Without thy love, 
No taste of pleasure could afford ; 
'Twould but a tiresome burden prove,. 
If I w^ere bauish'd from the Lord. 

7 Amidst the wakeful hours of night, 
When busy cares atliict rny head. 
One thought of thee gives new delight, 
And adds refreshment to my bed. 

8 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice, 
Whi'e 1 have breath to pray or praise ; 
This work shall make my heart rejoice,. 
And spend the remnant of my days. 

Aiol Psalm 63. S. M. jg 

"^i-^ ^ Hopkins, Thaclier. 

S-^-cking God. 

1 "1\^/I Y God, permit my tongue 
lyJL This joy, to call tlite mine^; 

And let. my early cries prevail 
To taste thy love divine. 

2 My thirsty, fainting soul 
Thy mercy does implore ; 

Not travellers in des-jrt lands 
Can pant for water more. 

3 Within thy churches, Lord, 
1 long to find my place ; 

Thy power and glor^' to behold,, 
And feel thy quickening grace 



410, 420 



LORD'S DAY. 



421, 422 



4 For life without thy love 
No relish can afford ; 

No joy can be coraparM to this, 
To serve and please the Lord. 

5 To thee Pll lift my hands, 
And praise thee while I live : 

Not the rich dainti*^s of a feast 
Such food or pleasure give. 

6 In wakeful hours of night, 
I call my Clod to mind ; 

I think how wise thy counsels are, 
And all thy dealings kind. 

7 Since thou hast been my help, 
To thee ray spirit flies. 

And on thy watchful providence 
My cheerful hope rehes. 

8 The shadow of thy wings 
My soul in safety keeps ; 

I follow where my Father leads, 
And he supports my steps. 

^.q) ^Hym.v 14 B. 2 S. M M 
^•*-^ \ Silver Street, Watchman. 
The LorrVs day ; or, delight in ordinances. 

1 %l[/'l^!^CviME. swcft day of rest, 
T ▼ Vhat saw the Lord arise; 
VVelco ne to this reviving breast 
And these rejoicing eyes J 

3 The King himself comes near, 
And feasts nis saints to-day ; 

Here we may sit, and see him here, 
And love, and praise, and pray. 

S One day amidst the pi ice 
Where my <l..ir God hath been. 
Is sweeter tn-.n ten thousand days 
Of pleasurable sin, 

4 My willing soul would stay 
In such a frame as this ; 

And sit and sirg herself away 
To everlasting bliss. 

420? Psalm 92. IstPart. L. M. « 
■^^ 5 Gloucester, Antigua. 

A ps.alm for the Lord's- day. 

1 O WEET is the work,ray God,my King, 
lO To praise thy name,give thanks and 
To phew thy love by morning light, [sing. 
And talk of all thy truth at night. 

2 Sweet is the dav of sacred rest, 
No mortal cares shall seize my breast ;. 
O may my heart in tune be found, 
Like David's harp of solemn sound I 

3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, 
And bless his works, and bless his word ; 
Thy works of grace, how bright they 

shine '. 
How deep thy counsel I how divine ! 



4Fools nev^r raise their thoughts so high : 
Like brutes they live, like brutes they die; 
Like grass they flourish, till thy breath 
Blast them in everlasting death. 

5 But I shall share a glorious part, 
When grace hath well refin'd my heart, 
And fresh supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 

G Sin (my worst enemy before) 
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more j 
My inward foes shall all be slain, 
iVor Satan break my j[>eace again. 

7 Then shall I see, and hear, and know 
All 1 desir'd or wish'd below ; 
And every power find sweet employ 
In that eternal world of joy. 

A.j.\ Hymn 72. B. 2. CM. « 
^^•*- S Irish, Mear. 

The Lord''s day ; a?-, the resurrection of Christ. 

1 Oi^iiSr moniing, whose young. 
JlI dawni;)g rays 

Beheld our rising God; 
That saw him triumph o'er the dust. 
And leave his dark abode ! 

2 In t!ie cold prison of a tomb 

The dead Redeemer lay. 
Till tiie revolving skies had brought 
The third, th' appointed day. 

3 Hell and the grave unite the;r force 

To hold our God in vain ; 
The sleeping Conqueror arose, 
And burst their feeble chain. 

4 To thy great name. Almighty Lord, 

These sacred hours we pay ; 
And loud hosannas shall proclaim 
The triumph of the day. 

5 [Salvation and immortal praise 

To our victorious King; [seas. 
Let heaven, and eardi, and rocks, and 
With glad hosannas ring.] 

^^cy I PSAI.M 118 4th Part. C M. S 
^Z4>^ Br.iintree, Yoiit. 

Hosanna ; tht Lord's day ; or, Christ's 

re urreciion and our salvatioji. 
inp ifllS is the day the Lord h.ith made, 
JL He calls the hours his own ; 
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad. 
And praise surround the throne. 

2 To-day he rose, and left the dead. 

And Satan's empire fell ; 
To-day the saints his triumphs spread. 
And all his wonders tell. 

3 Hosanna to th' anointed King, 

To David's holy Son: . 
Help us, O Lord; descend and bring 
Salvation from thy throne. 



423, 424 

4 Blesf. be the Lord, who comp to men 1 

With messages of grace >' 
Who comes hi Gocl his Father's name, 
To save oui* sinful race. 

5 Hrsannu in the highest strains 

The church on earth can raise; 
The highest heavens, in which he reigns, 
Slirt.ll give him nobler f» raise. 

Aool PsALiuHS. S. M. SK 

•^Zo ^ Thacher, Dover. 

^n hosannafor the Lard's day ; or^ a 
new 'oni( of salvaiicin by ChriaC 

1 OEE vvnat a living stone 
^ i he builders did refuse ; 

YetCiod hath built his church thereon, 
In ^.pite of envious Jews. 

2 The scribe and angry priest 
KeJ( ct thine only Son ; 

Yet on thi> lock shall Zion rest, 
Ab tlie chief corner-stone. 

5 The work, O Lord, is thine. 
And wondrous in our eyes ; 

This day declares it all divine, 

This day did Jesus rise. 
4 This is the glorious day 

That our Redeemer made ; 
Let us rej^sice, and sing, and pray, 

Let all the church be glad. 

5* Hosainia to the King 
Of David's royal blood ? 

Bless him, ye saints ; he comes to bring 
Salvation from your God. 

6 We bless thine h<:ly word, 
Which all this grace displays ; 

And offer on thine altar. Lord, 
Our sacrifice* of praise. 

PsAL3f 118. L. M. 2S^ 

Nantwch, Old Hundred. 

The SiiTne, 
what a glorious corner-stone 
The Jewish builders vlid refuse ; 
But God hath built his church thereon,. 



WORSHIP. 



425, 426 



425} 



424 ( 



Jevvs.- 

divine, 
our eyes 



Jn spite of envy, and the 

2 Great God! thewoik'is all 
The joy and wonder of 
This is the day that proves it thine, 
The day that saw oar Saviour rir^e. 

3 Sinners rejoice, and saints be glad; 
Hosanna, let his name be blest ; 

4 A thousand honours on his head, 
With peace, and light, and glory rest I 

4 In God's own name he comes to bring 
Salvation to our dying race ; 
Let the whole church address their King 
With hearts of joy, and ^ongs of praise. 



BEFORE PRAYER. 

Psalm 95. CM. a 

Rochester, Parma. 
A fisnlm before prayer. 
iING to the Lord Jehovah's name, 
And in his strength rejoice ; 
When his salvation is our theme, 
Exalted be our voice. 

2With thanks approach his awful sightv 
And psalms »>f honour sing; 
The Lord's a God of bc)undless might, 
Ttie whole creation's King. 

3 Let princes hear, let angels know 

How mean their natures seem. 
Those gods on high, and gods below, 
When once compar'd with him. 

4 Earth, with its caverns, dark and deep, 

Lies in his spacious hand ; 
He fix'd the seas what bounds to keep. 
And where the hiils must stand. 

5 Come, and with humble souls adore ; 

Come, kn-el before his face; 
O may the creatures of his power 
Re children of his grace ! 

6 Now is the time : he bei^s his ear, 

And waits for your request ; 
Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear^ 
•* Ye shall not see my rest." 

BEFORE SERMON. 
AC) a I Psalm 95. S. M. « 

^^" { Silver Screet, Dover. 
A fisalni before sennon. 

1 ^OME, Sound his praise abroad,. 
\j And hymns of glary slug;* 

Jehovah is the sovereign Gud, 
The universal King. 

2 He form'd the deeps imknown ; 
He gave tlie seas their bound. 

The watery worlds are all his own, 
And all the solid ground. 

3 Come, worship at his throne. 
Come, bow before the Lord : 

We are his works, and not our own, 
Me form'd us by his word. 

4 To-day attend his voice, 

N >r dare provoke his ro;i ; 
Come, like the people of his choice^ 
And own your gracious God. 

5 But if your ears refuse 

The language of his grace, [Jews, 
And hearts grow hard, like stubborn 
Tliat unt)elieving race ; 

6 The Lord, hi vengeance drest, 
Will lift his hand, and swear, ^ 

" Ye that despis'd my promis'd rest 
"fchall hiive no portioji tlie re." 



427, 42« 



THE WORIM). 



4^», 430, 431 



Acyyjl Psalm 95. L. M. ■#■ 

'*^' 5 Luton, China, Castle-Street. 
Canaan lost throuif/i imbelief; or, a 
ivarning t9 delaying sinners. 

1 ^OME, let our voices join io raise 
\j A sacred song; of solenin praise : 

God is a sovereign King ; rehearse 
His honours in exalted verse. 

2 Come, let our souls address the Lord, 
Who framed our natures with his word : 
He is our shepherd ; we the sheep 
His naercy chose, his pastures keep. 

3 Come, let us hear his voice to-day, 
The coxinsels of his love obey ; 
Nor let our hardea'd hearts renew 
The sins and plagues that Israel knew. 

4 Israel, that saw his works of grace. 
Tempted their Maker to hi? face ; 
A faithless, unbelieving brood. 
That tir'd the patience of their God. 

5 Thus saith the Lord, *' How false they 

prove ! 
•'• Forget my power ; abuse my love : " 
" Since they despise my rest, I swear 
" Their ^e^ shall never enter there." 

6 [Look back, my soul, with holy dread. 
And view those ancient rebels dead ; 
Attend the offerM grace to-day ; 
Nor lose the blessing by delay. 

7 Seize the kind promise, while it waits. 
And march to Zion's heavenly gates : 
Believe, and take the promisM rest, 
Obey, and be forever blest.] 

A'^mX Hymk 165. B. 2. CM. b 
^^® J Barby, Bedford. 
UnfruitfidnesSy ignorance^ and un&anc- 

tified affections. 
i T ONG have I sat beneath the sound 
Xi Of thy salvation, Lord ; 
lint still how weak my faith is found. 
And knowledge of thy word. 

3 Oft I frequent thy holy place, 
And hear almost in vain : 
How small a porti<m of thy grace 
My memory can retain ! 

3 [My dear Almighty, and my God, 

How little art thou known 
By all the judgments of thy rod, 
And blessings of thy throne!] 

4 [How cold and feeble is my love ! 

How negligent my fear ! 
How low my hope of joys above! 
How few afftctions there!] 

SGreat God! thy sovereign power impart. 
To give thy word success! 



429 ( 

I 



N 



His 



Write thy salvation in my heart. 
And make me learn thy grace. 

6 [Show my forgetful feet the way 

That leads to joys on high ; 
There knowledge grows without decay^ 
And love shall never die.] 

AFTER SERMON. 

Psalm 150. C, M. « 

Christmas, Exeter, Parma, 

j1 song of firaise. 
God's own house pronounce his 

pra'se ; 
grace he there reve^^ls; 
To heaven your joy and wonder raise^ 
For there his glory dwells. 

2 Let all your sacred passions move. 

While you rehearse his deeds ; 
But the great work of saving love 
Your highest, praise exceeds, 

3 All that have motion, hfe and breath. 

Proclaim your Maker blest ; 
Yet when my voice expires in death. 
My soul shall praise him best. 

4<D^) Hymn 135. B 1. L. M. % 
^'^^ \ Blendon, Winchester. 

The love of Christ thed abroad in the hear:. 
IJ^OME, dearest Lord, descend and- 

\J dwell 

By faith and love in every breast ; 

Then shall we know, and taste, and feel' 

The joys that cannot be expressed, 

2Come,fili our hearts with inward strength, 
Make our enlarged souls possess 
And learn the height, and breadth, ani 
Of thine unmeasurable grace, [length 

3 Now to the God, whose power can do 
More than our thoughts or wishes know, 
Be everlasting honours done 
By all the ch<irch, through Christ his Sort. 



431 



THE WORLD. 

) HymnIOL B. 2. CM. « 
$ Irish, St. Davids. 

JVie nvorld\'i three chief temfitati07if}., 

1 ■^^T'HEN in the light of faith divine 

?? We look on things below, 
Honour, and gold, and sensual joy 
How vaiii and dangerous too! 

2 [Honour's a puff of noisy breath ; 

Vet men expose their bloo<l. 
And venture everlasting death, 
To gaui that airy good. 

3 While others starve the nobler mind, 

And feed on shining dust, 



432, 433 



They rob the serpent (jf his food, 
T' indulge a sordid lust.] 

4 The pleasures that allure our sense- 

Are diiigerous snares to souls; 
There's but a drop ot flattering sweet. 
And dash*d with bitter bowls. 

5 God is mine all-sufficient good, 

My pi rtion and my* choice ; 
In him my vast desires are fiU'd, 
And all my powers rejoice. 

6 In vain the world accosts mine ear, 

And tempts my heart anew ; 

I cannot bu. your bliss so dear, 
Nor part with heaven for you. 
Acicy } Hymn 146- B. 2. L. M. b 
^^^S Pwtnej, Old Hundred, Bath. 
Tfie vanity of creatures; or, no rest on earth. 
1 ~]^/|"AN has a soul of vast desires; 

±yM. He burns within with restless fires: 

Toss'd to and fro, his passions fly 

From vanity to vanity. 

2 In vain on earth we hope to find 
Some solid good to fill the mind ; 
We try new pleasures — but we feel 
The inward thirst and torment still. 

3 So when a rasfing fever burns, 
We shift from side to side by turns ; 
And 'tis a poor relief we gain. 
To change the place, but keep the pain, 

4 Great God ! subdue this vicious thirst. 
This love to vanity and dust ; 
Cure the vile fever of the mind, 
And feed our soids with joyti refin'd. 

AooX Hymn 56. B. 2. CM. b 

^'^•^5 Ba-igor, I.ondon, Bedford. 
T/i" mi' try of tieiri^ vjithout God in 

thi world; or, vain jirosficrity. 

llVrO! I shail C'.vy them no more, 

jji Who grow prof inely srreit, 

Though they increase their i,'olden store. 

And rise to wondrous heigtit. 

2 They taste of all the joys that grow 

Upon tiiis earthly clod; 
Well, they may search the creature 
through, 
For they have ne'er a Go(L 

3 Shake 'ff the thoughts of dying too, 

And think your life vour own ; 
But death comes h si*t)iiig on to you, 
To mow your glory down. 

4 Y's, you must bow youv stately head. 

Away your spirit fll s. 
And no kind angel near your bed. 
To bear it to the skies 

5 Go now, and boast of all your stores, 

And tell iiow bright they shine ; I 



THE JEWISH CHURCH : OR, 434, 435, 43ti 

Your heaps of glittering dust ai e yours, 
And my Redeemer's mme. 

a^aX PsAi,rvi73. L. M. Sorb 

^*^"*S All Saints, Bath. 

The liro^fterity of .svmers cursed, 

1 "J ORD, what a thoughtless wretch 
JLi was I, 

To mourn, and murmur, and repine 
To see the wicked placed on high^ 
In pride and robes of honour shine I 

2 But O their end, their dreadful end I 
Thy sanctuary taught me so : 
On slippery rocks 1 see them stand, 
And fiery billows roll below. 

3 Now let them boast how tall they rise, 
Pll never envy them again; 
There they may stand with haughty eyes 
Till they plunge deep in endless puin. 

4 Their fancy'd joys, how fast they flee I 
Just like a dream when man awakes ; 
Their songs of softest harmony 
Are but a preface to their plaguesj 

5lVow I esteem their mirth and wine 
Too dear to purchase with my blood ; 
Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine, 
My life, my portion, and my God. 

a^kX Hymn 164 B. 2. CM. b 
^^*^5 Abridge, Durham. 
The tnd of the world. 
l^^StTHY should thiseartli delight us so? 
? ? Why shoul.l we fix our tves 
On th se low grounds, where sorrows 
And every pleasure dits •* [gi'ow^, 

2W.nle time his sharpest teelh prepares 

Our comforts to devour, 
Tliere is a land above the stars,. 
And joys above his power. 

3 Nature shall be dissoh 'd and die. 
The sun nuist end his race. 

The earth and sea forever fly 
Before my Saviour's face. 

4 W'.ien will that glorious morning rise, 
When the last trumpet sound. 

And call the nations to the skies 
Frorn underneath the ground ? 



vwvww^- 



THE JEWISH CHURCH: 

OR, 

THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAEL- 
ITES. 

ACir^l PSAL>I 105. CM. ^ 

^'^^ \ Rochester, York. 

Go(Vs conduct to Jsrael,and theplaguet of Egypt, 
1 J^ i VE thanks to God, invoke hisnaine,, 

Or And. tell the world his grace ; 



436 



THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITES. 



437 



Soiind through the earth his deeds of 
That all may seek his face. [fame, 

2 His covenant^ which he kept in mind 

For numerous ages past^ 
To nuraernus ages, yet behind, 
In equal force shall last. 

3 He sware to Abrah^'m and his seed. 

And made the blessing sure ; 
Gentiles the ancient promise read, 
And find his truth endure. 

4*'Thy seed shall make all nations blest," 
(Said the x\lmighty voice) 
^' And Canaan's land shall be their rest, 
"The type of heavenly joys." 

o [How large the grant ! how rich the 
To give them Canaan's land, [grace ! 
When they were strangers in the place, 
A little feeble baud 1 

C Like pilgrims, through the countries 
Securely they removVI ; [round, 
And haughty kings that on them fro wn'd 
Severely he reprov'd. 

7 *' Touch mine anointed, and mine arm 

" Shall soon avenge the wrong ; 
"The man that doss my prophets harm, 
"Shall know their God is strong." 

8 Then let the world forbear its rage; 

Nor put the church in fear : 
Israel must live through every age, 
And be th' Almighty's care.] 

Pacsk I. 

OWhen Pharaoh dar''d to vex thf? saints, 
And thus provokM their God, 
Moses was sent, at their complaints, 
Arm'd with his dreadful rod. 

iOHe call'd for darkness; darkness came, 

Like an o''erw1ielming flood ; 
He turnM €ach lake and every stream 
To lakes and streams of blood. 

11 He gave the sign, and noisome flies 
Through the whole country spread ; 

And frogs, in croaking armies, rise 
About the monarch'^s bed. 

12 Through fields,and towns and palaces, 

The tenfold vengeance flew ! 
Locusts in swarms devour'd their trees. 
And hail their cattle slew. 

13 Then by an angel's midnight stroke. 

The flower of Egypt died ; 
The strength of every house was broke, 
Their glory and their pride. 

14 Now let the world forbear its rage, 
Nor put the church in fear ; 

Israel must live through every age, 
Aad be th' Almighty's care.' 



Pause II. 

15 Thus were the tribes from bondage 

brought, 
And left the hated ground ; 
Each some Egyptian spoils had got, 
And not one feeble found. 

16 The Lord himself chose out their way, 

And mark'd their journies right ; 
Gave them a leading cloud by daj, 
A fiery guide by night. 

17 They thirst ; and waters from the rock 

In rich abundance flow, 
And following still the course they took, 
Ran all the desert through. 

18 O wondrous stream! O blessed type 
Of ever-flowing grace ! 

So Christ our rock maintains our life 
Through all this wilderness. 

19 Thus guarded by th' Almighty hand. 

The chosen tribes possess'd 
Canaan the rich, the promis'd land. 
And there enjoy'd their rest. 

20 Then let the world forbear its rage, 
The church renounce her fear ; 

Israel must live through every age, 
And be th' Almighty's care. 

437 1 Psalm 81. S M. « 

5 Thacher, Dover. 
7'/i(° nvnrni'U^s of God to his fieofih^ ; or, 
bfiiriiudl blcfinings and fmnishmcnts, 

1 QING to the Lord aloud, 
^ And make a joyful noise ; 

God is our strength^ our Saviour God, 
Let Israel hear his voice. 

2 *• From vile idolatry 

'* Preserve my worship clean : 
" I atn the Lord who set thee free 
" Frara slavery and sin. 

3 "Stretch thy desires abroad, 
♦' And I'll supply them well : 

"But if ye wi I refuse your God^ 
*• If Israel will rebel ; 

4 "I'll leave them,"saith the Lord, 
"To their ov/n lusts a prey, 

"And let them run the dangerous road; 
" 'Tis their own chosen way. 

5 " Yet, O ! that all my saints 

" Would hearken to my voice ! 

*'Soon I would ease their sore complaints 

" And bid their he;\rts lejuice. 

6 "While I destroy their foes, 
" I'd rJch'y feed my flock > 

" And they showld taste the stream that 
" From iheir eternal Rock." [flows, 



438, 439 



"iflE JEWISH OHL'RCII: OR, 



440, 441 



438 1 



Psalm 78. 2(i Part. CM. «i 
St. Martins, Irish. 

Isracrs rebellion am) punlshmfnt ; or, the sUis and 
chastisements of GoiPs people. > 

1f\ WHAT .' stiff rebel! Jous house 
\9 Was Jacob's ancient race! j 

False to their own most solemn vows, ! 
And to their Maker's grace. \ 

2 They broke the covenant of his love, ' 

And did his laws despise. 
Forgot the works he wrou.^ht.to prove 
His power before their eyes. 

3 They saw the plas^ueson Egypt light. 

Fronj his avenging hand ; 
WhsU dreadful tokens of his ntiight 

Spread o'er the stubborn la>;d. 
4Th'^v sav/ him cleave the mighty se.i, 

And march in safety through, 
Wi h watery walls to guard their way, 

Till they had 'scap'd the foe. 

:> A wondrous pillar rnark'd the road, 

Compos'd of shade and light ; 
By dvty it j^rov'd a sheltering cloud, 
A le-iding iire by night, 
fillefrom the rock their thirst supply'd; 
Tiie gushing waters IVll, 
And ran in rivers by their side, 

A constant miracle. 
7Yet they provok'd the Lord most high, 

And dar'd distrust his hind ; 
*' Can h-* with bread our hosts supply 

'* Amid this desert land ?" 
8 The Lord with indignation heard, 
And caus'd his w»ath to flame; 
His terrors ever stand prepar'd 
To vinfeUcate his name. 



439} 



Psalm 78. 3d Part. C. M. • 
KingstiiH, Havbv. 

The punishment of luccnry anrf intemperance ; or, 

chastisement and salvation. 
I ^^THEN Israel sins, the Lord reproves, 
A'd fills their hearts with dread; 
Yet he f )rgives the men he loves, 
And sends them heavenly bread. 

2-PIe fed them w'lth a liberal hand, 
And made bis treasures known; 
He gave the midnight clouds com- 
To pour provision down. [mand 

3 The manna, like a morning shower. 

Lay thick around their feet ; 
The corn of heaven, so light, so pure. 
As though 'twere angel's meat. 

4 But they in murmuring language said, 

*' Manna is all our feast, 
*' We loath this light, this airy bread ; 
" We must have fl^sh to taste," 



5 "Ye shall have flesh to please your lust," 

The Lord in wrath replv'rl; 
And sent them quails, like sand or dust, 
Heap'd up from side to side. 

6 H • gave them rdl their own desire ; 

And greedy as they fed, 
His vengtrancs burnt witli secret firiJ, 
Ar.d smote the rebels de-.d. 
7 When some w^re slain,therestreturn'd, 
An'l sought the Lord wiih tears ; ' 
Under the rod they fearM and mourn'd, 
But soon fcrgot their fears. 
8 Oft he chastis'd, and stiil forgave, 

Till by his gracious hand, 
The nation he resolv'd to save 

Possess'd the proiiis'd land. 
^^rj ) Psalm 107. 3d Part. L. M. ftorb 

^ Armley, Fountain. 

Intemperance punished and pardoned ; or, a psalm 

for the glutton and the drunkard. 
l'\T'A\IS man, on foolish pleasures bent, 
? Prepares for his own punighment ; 
What pains, what loathsome maladies 
From luxury and Just arise ! 

2 The drunkard feels his vitals waste, 
Yet drowns his health to please his taste; 
Till all hie active powers? are lost, 
And fainting life draws near the dust, 

3 The glutton groans, and loathes to eat, 
His soul abhors delicious meat ; 
Nature, with heavy loads oppressed, 
Would yield to death to be releasM. 

4 Then how the frighted sinners fly 
To God for help, with earnest cry I 
He hears their groans, prolongs their 

breiith. 
And savee them from approaching death* 

5 No med'cines could effect the cure 
So quick, so easy, or so sure ; 
The deadly sentence God repeals ; 
He sends his sovereign word, and heals. 

6 O may the sons of men record 
The wondrous goodness of the Lord ! 
And let their thankful offerings prove 
How they adore their Maker's love. 

^^. ) Psalm 78. 4th Part L. M. * 

^ Castle Street, Eaton, 

Backslidinir and jhrg^ivefiess ; or, sm 
punWhcd and saints saxrrd. 

1 ^^iREAT Godjhow oft did Israel prove 
vXBy turns thine anger and thy love I 
There in a glass our hearts may see 
How fickle and how false they be; 

2 How soon the faithless Jowa forgot 
The dreadful wonders God had wroughtl 
Then they provoke him to hi- face, 
Nor fear his power, nor trust his grace/ 



442, 443 



THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITES. 



444 



3 The Lord consumM their 3-ears in pain, 
And made their travels long and vain ; 
A tedious inarch,through unknown ways, 
Wore out their strength, and spent 

their days. 

4 Oft, when they saw their brethren slain, 
They moura'd and sou^h? the I-,v.rd ngsiii, 
CalPd him the Rock of their abode, 
Their high Redeemer and their God. 

s Tlieir prayers and vows before him rise, 
As tlattering words, or solemn lies, 
While their rebellious tempers prove 
False to his covenant, and his love. 

6 Yet did his sovereign grace forgive 
The men who not deservM to live ; 
His anger oft away he turnM, 

Or else with gentle flame it burnM. 

7 He saw their flesh was weak and frail, 
He saw temptations still prevail ; 
The God of Abrah'm lovM them still, 
And led them to his holy hill. 

442 I Psalm 106. 2d Part. S^. » 
\ St. Thomas, Froome. 

Israel fiunishcd and pardoned ; or^ 
GoWs unchang-fablc love, 

1 I^OD of eternal love, 

\X Hnw fickle are our ways! 
And yet h -w oft did Israel prove 
Thy constancy of grace ! 

2 They saw thy wonders wrought, 
And then thy praise they sung ; 

But sorm ihy works of power forgot, 
And murnnur'd with their tongue. 

3 Now they believ'd his word. 
While rocks with rivers flow ; 

Now with their lusts provok'd the Lord, 
And he reduc'd them low. 

4 Yet when they mourn'd their faults, 
He hearkt-nM to their gro ms ; 

Brought his own covenant to his thoughts 
And cah'd them still his sons. 

5 Their names v/ere in his book, 
He sav'd them from their foes ; 

Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook 
The people that he chose. 

6 Let Israel bless the Lord, 
Who lov'd their ancient race ; 

And Christians join the solemn word 
^^meUy to all their praisp, 

44q I Psalm 1^9. C M. » 

^'•" 5 Abridge, ArlUigton. I'isbury. 

Persecutors /mnis/ied. 
1 TTP from my youth, may Israel say, 
1^' Have I been nurs'd" in tears; 
My griefs were constant as the day. 
And tedious as the years. 

O 



2 Up from my youth, I bcre the rage 

Of all th(- sons of strife ; 
Oft they assail'd my liper age, 
But not destroy 'd my life. 

3 Their cruel plough had torn my llesli, 

With furrow? long and deep ; 
Hourly they vex'd my wounds afresh, 
Nor let my sorrows sleep. 

4 The Lord grew angry on his throne, 

And, with impartial eye, 
Measur'd the mischiefs ihey had done, 
Tiieu let his arrov^s fly. 

5 How was their insolence surpris'J, 

To hear his thunders roil ! 
And all the foes of Zion seiz'd 
With horror to the soul ! 

6 Thus shall the men that hate the saints 

Be bhistcd from the sky; 
Their glory fades, their courage faints, 
Av.d all their projects die. 

7[\Vhatthough they flourish tall and fair, 

They have no root beneath ; 
Their growth shall perish in despah*, 
And lie despis'd in death.] 

8 [So corn, that on the house-top stands , 

No hope of harvest gives ; 
The reaper ne'er shall fill his hands, 
Nor binder fokl the sheaves. 

9 It springs and withers on the place : 

No traveller bestows 
A word (if blej-sing on the grass, 
Nor minds it as he goes.] 

444') Psalm 135. 2d Part. L. M. dL 
^^^•*3 Luten, Truro. 

The works of creation, providence, redemption V 
Israel, and destruction of enemies. 

1 1^ REAT is the Lord, exalted high 
\]S^Above all powers, and every throne: 
Whatever he pleas'd, in earth or sea, 
Or heaven or hell, his hand hath done. 

2 At his command the vapours rise ; 
The lightnings flash, the thunders roar ; 
Fie pours the rain, he brings the wicid 
And tempest from his airy store, 

3 'T was he thopc dreadful tokens sent, 
O Egypt, through thy stubborn land ; 
When all thy firstborn, beasts and men, 
Fell dead by his avenging hand. 

4 What mighty nations, mighty kings 
He slew, and their whole country gave 
To Israel, whom his hands redeemed, 
No more to be proud Pharaoh's slave I 

5 His power the same, the same his grace. 
That saves us from tJie hosts of hell; 
And heaven he gives us to posses^, 

Whence those apostate angels fell. 



445 



THE JEWISH CHURCH, &c. 



446, 447 



Thy mercy. Lord, 
Shall still endure ; 



.jj.-) Psalm 136. li. M. « 

^t'lDj Bethcsda, Portsmouth. 

iji^cVs wonrkrs of creation, prov'ulencc, redemption 
cf Israel, anil salvafivn of /its people. 

1 i "< I VE thanks to (ioJ most high, 
Xj( The universal Lord; 

The sovereign King of kings j 
And be his grace ador'd. 
His power and grace I And let his name 
Are still the same;} Have endless praise. 

2 How mighty is his hand ! 
What wonders hath he done ! 
He form'd the earth and seas, 
And spread the heavens alone. 

And ever sure 
Abides chy word. 

3 His wisdom fram'd the sun. 
To crown the day with light; 
The moon and tv.'irikling stars, 
To cheer the darksome night. 

His power and grace] And let his name 
Are still the same ; I Have endless praise. 

4 ^He smote the first-born s ms. 
The flower of Egypt, dead : 
And thence his chosen triijes 
With joy and glory led. 

Thy mercy, Lord, j And ever sure 
Shall still endure; { Abides thy word. 

5 His power an J lifted rod 
Cleft the Red Sea in two, 
And for his people m-^de 
A wondrous passage through. 



His power and grace 
Are still the same ; 



And let h>s name 
Have endless pra se. 



desert ground. 
And ever sure 
Abides thy word.] 



$ But cruel Pharaoh there 
With all his host he drown'd; 

And brought his Israel safe 

Through a long 
Thy meicy. Lord, 
Shall still endure ; 

Pai:sk. 
7 ,[The kings of Canaan fell 

Beneath his dreadful hand; 

While his own servants took 

Possession of their land. 
His power and grace 1 And let his name 
Are still the S'jme;| Have endless praise.J 

He saw the nations lie, 

All perishing in sin. 

And pity'd the sad state 

The ruin'd world was in. 



'I'hy mercy, Lord, 
Shall still endure ; 



And ever sure 
Abides thy word. 

He sent his only Son 
To save us from our wo, 
From Satan, sin, and death, 
And every huvtful foe. 
His power and grace I And let his name 
A re .still the sanoe ;| Have endless praise. 



10 Give thanks aloud to God, 
To God, the heavenly King; 
And let Vie spacious earth 
His works and glories sing. 
'I'hy mei cy, Lord, j And ever sure 
Shall still endure; J Abides thy word. 



446^ 



Psalm 77. 2d Part. C. M. 
Plymouth, Carolina. 



Comfort derived J'rom ancient providences ; or, Is- 
rael delivered J rotn Egypt, and brought to Canaan. 

1 *' lJ[OW awful is thy chastening rod! 

XX (Mriy thine own children say) 
" The great, the wise, the dreadful God, 
**How holy is his wayj" 

2 Pll meditate his works of old ; 

The King who reigns above ; 
I'll hear his ancient wonders told, 
And learn to trust his love. 

3 Long did the hnuse of Joseph lie 

With Egypt's yoke oppress'd ; 
Long he delay'd to hear their cry, 
Nor gave his people rest. 

4 The sons of good old Jacob seem*d 

Abandon 'd to their foes ; 
But his alnughty arm redeem'd 
The nation that he chose. 

Israel, his people and his sheep, 
j Must follow where he calls; 

r He bade them venture through the deep, 
1 And made the waves their waUs, 
I 6 The water? saw thee, mighty Go-1, 
' The waters saw thee come ; 
Backward they flf d, and frighted stood, 

To make ihine armies ro<.m. 
TStrange was thy journey through the sea, 

Thy footsteps, Lord, unknown ; 
Terrors attend tlie wcndrius way, 

I'hat brings thy mercies down. 

8 [Thy voice, with terror in the sound, 

I'hrough cloucis and darkness broke; 
All heaven in lightnhig shone arcund. 
And earth with thunder shook. 

9 Thine arrows through the skies were 

How glorious is the Lord ! [lun I'd : 
Surprise and trembling seiz'd the world, 
And his own saints ador'd. 

10 He gave them water from the reck, 
And safe, by Moses' hand. 

Through a dry desert led his fiock 
Home to the promis'd land.] 

44.7? Psalm 114. L. M. « 

^"^^ ^ Antigua, Blendon. 

Miracles attendwtf IsracPs Journey. 

1 -ilkT-HEN Israel, freed from Pharaoh's 

f ? hand, 

Left the proud lyrant arid bis lan^, 



448, 449 



THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 



439 



Tho tribes with cheerful homage own 
Their King, and JttJah was his throne. 

2 Across the deep their journey lay ; 
The deep di. "ides to make them way; 
Jordan beheld their march, and fled 
With backward current to his head, 

3The mountains shook like frighted sheep, 
Like lambs the little hillocks leap ; 
Not Sinai on her base could stand, 
Conscious of sovereign power at hand. 

4 What power could make the deep divide? 
Make Jordan backward Toll his tide ? 
Why did ye leap, ye little hills ? 
And whence the fright that Sinai feels ? 

5 Let every monntaia, every flood 
Retire, and knowth' appi'oachingGod, 
The King of Israel: see him here! 
Tremble, thou earth, adore and fear. 

6 He thunders, a«d all nature mourns ; 
The rock to standing pools he turns ; 
Flints spring with fountains at his word, 
And fires and seas confess the Lord. 



448^ 



Hymn 124. B. 2. CM. « 
Birby, Swanwick. 
Moses, jiuron^ and Joshua. 

1 'rillS not the law of ten commands 

A On holy Sinai given. 
Or sent to men by Moses' hanis, 
Ca:i bring us safe to heaven. 

2 'Tis not the blood that Aaron spilt, 

Nor smoke of sweetest smell, 

iZ\w buy a p?.rdon for cur cjailr. 

Or sive our souls from hell. 

3 Aaron the priest resigns his breath 

At Go.i's immediate will ; 
And in the desert yields to death, 
Upon the appointed hill. 

4 And thus on Jordan's yonder skle 

The tribes of Israel st nd, 
While i.Vl;)sts bov»?'d his liead and died 
Short of the promis'd land. 

5 Israel, rejoice, nov/ Josliua*^ leads ! I 

He'll bring your tribes to rest ; i 

So far the Saviour's name exceeds i 

The ruler and the priest. | 

• Joshua, the same wiih Jesus, and signifies a ' 
Saviotir. i 

AAQtX Psalm 107. 1st Part. L M. » 
^^^l Italy, Newcourt, Rothwell. 

Israel led to Canaan^ and Christians to heaven. 

1^1 IVE thanks to God; he reigns above, 

\jr Kind are his thoughts, his name 

is love ; 
His morcy ages past have known. 
And ages Iqn^ to come shall own. 



2 Let the redeemed of the L^rd 
The wonders of bis grace record : 
Israel, the nation whom he chose, 
And rescuM from their mighty foes. 

3 [When God's almighty arm had broke 
Their fetters and th' Egyptian yoke, 
The}' trac'd the desert, wandering rounct 
A wild and solitary ground ! 

4 There they could find no leading road, 
Nor city for a fixM abode ; 

Nor food, nor fountain to assuage 
Their burning thirst, or hunger's rage.] 

5 In their distress, to God they cry'd ; 
God was their Saviour and their guide ; 
He led their march far wandering round; 
'Twas the right path toCanaan's ground . 

6 Thus when our first release we gain 
From sink's old yoke, and Satan^s chain, 
We have this de.sert world to pass, 
A dangerous and a tiresome place. 

7 He feeds and clothes us all the way, 
He guides our footsteps, lest we stray ; 
He guards us with a powerful h&>»(', 
And brings hs to the heavenly land. 

8 O let the saints with joy record 
The truth and goodness of the Lord \ 
How great his works! how kind his wa\ «.' 
Let every tongue pronounce his prr,i-.c. 



WXiWVVW 



450 ( 



THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 

THE SETTLEMENT AND BEAUT V 
OF A CHURCH. 

Psalm 15. C. M. « 

Braintree, Stade, 
Characters of a saint ; or., a citizen of Zion ; or, 
the quaiijicatiovs of a Chriitian. 

^ W^^ shair inhabit in thy hill, 

7 f O Gotl of holiness ? 
Whom will the Lord admit to dwell 
So near his throne of grace ? 

2 The man that v/alks in pious ways. 

And wo'ks with righteous hands. 
That trusts his Maker's promises, 
And fclows his commands. 

3 He speaks the meaning of his heart, 

Nor slanders with his tongue ; 
Will scarce btlieve an ill report, 
Nor do his neighbour wrong. 

4 The wealthy sinner he contemns, 

L(=ves all that fear the Lord ;* 
And, though to his own hurt he swears, 
Still he performs his word. 

5 His hands disdain a golden bribe, 

And never gripe the poor ; 
This man shall dwell with God on earth, 
And find his heaven secure. 



461^452 



7HE CflRISTIAN CHURCH 
453] 



^ 



A^i I PsAT.M 15. L. M. 

^'^'^S Shoel, Eaton. 

iicligion and hi.stice, ^q-oodnet^s and 

truth ; or, duties to God and man ; 

or, th' qualificatiuns of a Chrkuian. 

I'TVTHOshiill ascend thy heavenly p!ac(*, 

, GreatGod,anddwc!i before thy face' 

The man that minds religion now, 

And humbly walks with Ciiod below 

1 Whose handsale pure.whos^ heart is clean, 
Wiiosc i'ps still speak i!ie xWm^ they mrah; 
]\'o planders dwell tipon his tongue ; 
rie hates to do his neighbour wrong. 

;5 [Scarce will he trust an ill report, 
Or vent it to his neiglibour"'s hurt. 
Sinners of state he can despise, 
But saints are honourM in iiis eye.?.] 

4 [Firm to his word he ever stood, 
And always makes his { romise good ; 
Nor dares to change the tiling he swears, 
Whatever pain or loss he bears.] 

t [He never deals in bribing gold, 
A jd mourns thjt justice shouUl be sold : 
Whi e others grj;;e and griiul the poor, 
^Sweet charity attends his door.] 
1) TT(i loves his enemies, and prays 
Fop those that curse hi.m ty [us face: 
A id doth to all mrn still the «ame, 
That he would hope or, wish from them. 

7 Yet when his holiest works are done, 
His soul depends on grace alone : 
This is the man ihy face shall see, 
And dwell forever, Lord, with thee. 

Af-cy I Psalm 24. C. M. b or • 
kD4> J gt Davids, Abt idge, Londbm. 

DweUin^ nvi^h God. 
1 rilHE earth forever is the Lord's, 
JL With Adam's numerous race ; 
He rais'd its arches o'er the floods, 

And built it on the seas. 
? But who among the so is of men 

May visit thine abode .•* 
He that hath hands from nnschief clean, 

Whose heart is right with (iod. 

oTiiis is the man may rise, and take 

The blessings of his grace ; 
Tliis is tiie lot of those that seek 
The G;jd of Jacob's face. 

4 Now let our souls' immortal powers 

To meet the Lord prepare : 
Lift up their eveilasting doors, 
The King of glory's near. 

5 The Kii^g of glory ! who can tell 

The wonders of his might ? 
We rules the nations ; but to dwell 
Wjth saints is his delight. 



453, 4o4 

Psalm 132. CM. «K 

Colchester, Lcndrn, 
.^ church established. 

1 [IVfO sleep nf;r slumber to his ejTS 

J3l Gn(;d David wculd ftfford. 
Till he had found below the skies 
A dwelling for the Lord. 

2 The Lord in Zian placed bis name, 

His ark was settled there : 
To Zion the whole nation came 
To worship thrice a year. 

3 But we h^ive no such lengths to gp, 

Nor wander far abroad; 
Wliere'er ihy saints assemble ngw, 
There is a house for God.] 

Pause. 

4 Arise, O King of grace, a>ise, 

/\nd enter to thy rest ! 
Lo ! thy church waits Avitb longing eycj, 
Thus to be own'd ai>d blest. 

5 Enter, with all thy glorious train; 

Thy Spirit and thy word ; 
All that the ark did once contain 
Could n > such grace afford. 

6 Here, mighty God! accept our vcw^; 

Hire let thy praise be spread ; 
Ble*>s the provis'.cns of thy house, 

Ana till tHy pcur tt uu uimuf 

7 Here let the Son of David reign s 

Let God's anrinted shine; 
Justice and truth his court maintain. 
With- love and power divine, 

8 Here let him bold a lasting throne. 

And, as his kingdom grows. 
Fresh honours shall adorn his crcwn^ 
And shame confourjd his fgts. 



454 



} Psalm 133. L M. m 

ji Dunstan, Eaton. 

Ac the settlement of axhunh ; or, the 

ordi?iaiion of a minhti'T. 
IXMTHERE shall we go to seek and find 

T ? An habitation for our God, 
A dwelling for th' Eternal Mind, 
Among the sons of flesh and blood } 

2 The God of Jacob chose the hill 
Of Zion, for his ancient rest ; 
And Zion is his dwelling still, 

His church is with his presence blest. 

3 " Here will I fix my gracious throne, 
" And reign forever,'' saith the Lord ; 
••'Hrre sha'i my pover and love be known, 
^' And blessings shall attend my word. 

4 *' Here will I meet the hungry poor, 
'' And fill their souls with living bread : 

. *' Sinners, that vvait before my door, 
*' With stV'eet provision shall be fed. 



4o5, -^56 



ITS SETTLEMENT AND BEAUTY. 



457, 368 



5 " Girded with truth, and cloth'd with 

grace, 
*' My priests, my ministers shall shjne : 
" Not Aaron, in his costly dress, 
'* Made an appearance so divine. 

6 '' The saints, unable to contain 

" Their inward joy, shall shout and sing ; 
** The Son ot David here simil reign, 
'* And Zion triumph in her King. 

7 ['' Jesus shall see a numerous seed 
*' Born here,t' uphold his glorious name; 
*' His crown shall flourish on his head, 

'U While all his foes are cloth'd with 
shame."] 

4kk) Psalm 118. 3d Part. CM. « 
^*^^J Kochester, London. 
Christ the foundution of his church. 

1 tf^EHOLD the sure foundation stone, 
-O Which God in Zion lays, 

To build our heavenly hopes upon, 
And his eternal praise. 

2 Chosen of God, to sinners dear, 

And saints adore the name; 
They trust their whole salvation here, 
Nor shall they suiFcrr shame. 

3 The fov')lish builders, scribe and priest, 

Reject it With disdain; 
Yet on this rock, the church shall rest, 
And envy rage in vain. 

4Whatthough the gates of hell withstood, 
Yf t must this building rise : 

.'Tis thine own work, Almighty God, 
And wondrous in our e)es. 

At^a} Psalm 45. 2d Part. L. M. •* 

^*^^ ^ Islington, Antigua. 

Ch rist a nd Ids church; or , the mystical marriage. 

1 TTIHE King of saints, how fair his face, 
JL Adorn'd with majesty and grace \ 
He comes with blessings from above, 
And wins the nations to his love. 

2 At his right hand, our eyes behold 
The queen, array 'd in purest gold; 
The world admires her heavenly dress, 
Her robe of joy and righteousness. 

3 He forms her beauties like hi^ own ; 
He calls and seats her near his throne ; 
Fair stranger, let thine heart forget 
The idols of thy native state. 

4 So shall the King the more rejoice 
In thee, the favourite of his choice: 
Let him be lov'd, and yet ador'd. 
For he*s thy Maker and thy Lord. 

5 O happy hour, when thou shalt rise 
To his fair palace in the skies, 
And all thy son-, (a numerous train) 
feaeh Hke -a prince in gloiy reign, 

O 2 



6 Let endless honaurs crown his head ; 
Let every age his praises spread ; 
While we, with cheerful songs, approve 
The condescensions of his love. 

^fVJ.: I Psalm 45. S. M. » 

^^' J Pe.ham, Froome. 
The glory of Christ ; thf success of 
the go-sfifU and the Gentile church, 

1 IVJY Saviour and my King, 
Xt-I. Thy beauties are divine; 

Thy lips with blessings overflow. 
And every grace is thine. 

2 Now make thy glory known; 
Gird on thy dreadful sword. 

And ride in majesty, to spread 
The conquests of thy word. 

3 Strike through thy stubborn foes. 
Or melt their hearts t' obey ; 

VViiile justice, meekness,grace and truth- 
Attend thy glorious way,- 

4 Thy laws, O God, are right ; 
Thy throne shall ever stand : 

And ihy victorious gospel prove 
A sceptre in thy hand. 

5 [Thy Father and thy God 
Hath without measure shed 

His Spirit, hke a joyful oil, 
T' anoint thy sacred head.] 

6 [Behold, at thy right hand 
I'he Gentile church is seen, 

Like a fidr biide in rich attire. 
And princes guard the queen. 

7 Fair bride, receive his l«>ve : 
Forget thy father's house: 

Forsake thy gods, thy idol gods». 
And pay tljy Lord thy vows. 

8 O let thv God and King 

Thy sweetest thoughts employ? 
Thy children shall his honours sing. 
In palaces of joy.] 



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Psalm 87. L. M.. » 

97lh Psalm, -Green's lOOth. 
The church th< brth-place of the saintsj 
or^ Jrnvs and Gefitdes united in the 
Ch r is t. ia n ch urch . 

1 £^ OD in his earthly temple lays 
VFFoundations for his heavenly praisei 
He likes the tents of Jacob well, 
But still in Zion loves to dwell. 

2 His mercy visits every house 

That pays its night and morning vow« ; 
But makes a more delightful stay 
Where churches meet to praise and pray, 

3 What glories were de?crib'd of ckl I 
What wonders are of Zion tole 1 



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Thou city of our God below, 

Thy fame shall Tyre and I-gypt know. 

4 Egypt and Tyre, and Greek and Jew 
Shall there begin their lives anew : 
Angels and men shall join to sinj: 
The hill, where living waters spring. 

5 When God makes up his last account 
Of natives in his holy mount, 
'Twill be an honour to appear 

As one new born, or nourish'd there. 

4-Q ) Psalm 92. 2d Part. L. M. « 
^*^^ S Dunstan, Portugal. 

T/ie church is the gad- n of God. 

X'W ORD, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand 

JLJ In gardens planted by thy hand ; 

Let me within thy courts be seen. 

Like a young cedar, fresh and green. 

^ There grow thy saints in faith and love^ 
Blest with thine influence from above ; 
Not Lebanon, with a'.l its tree?, 
Yiejds such a comely sight as these. 

3 The plants of grace shall ever live ; 
(Nature decays, but grace must thrive) 
Time, that doth all things else impair, 
Still makes them flourish strong and fair. 

4 Laden with fruits of age, they shew 
The Lord is holy, jus-t and true : 
None that attend his gates shall find 
A God unfaithful or unkin<i. 

Psalm 48 1st Part. S. M. « 
Dover, St. Thomas. 
Tlie church u the honour, nndsn/ety of a nation. 

1 [J^KEAT is the Lord our God, 

\^ And let his prais*,? be great; 
He makes his churches his abode, 
His nnost delightful seat. 

2 These tempi- s of his grace. 
How be utiful they stand ! 

The honours if our native place. 
And bulwarks of our land.] 

3 In Zon, God is known 
A refuge in ('istress; 

How bright has his s.lvation shone 
Through all her palces. 

4 When kings ngiinst her join'd. 
And saw the L rd was there, 

In wild confusion of the mind. 
They fled with hasty fear. 

5 When navies, tall and proud, 
Att'-mpt to spoil our pece. 

He sends his tempest, n aring loud, 
And sinks them iu the seas. 

6 Oft have cur fatliers told. 
Our eyes have often seen, 

How well our Goil secures the fold 
Where his own sheep have been. 



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7 In every new distress 
We'll to his house repair, 
We'll think upon his wondrous grace, 
And seek deliverance there. 



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Psalm 48. 2d Part. S. M. ^ 
Silver Street, Ayltsbury. 
The beauty of the church ; or, gOfifiei 
wonhifi and order. 

1 fi'AR as thy name is known 
A Thi world declares thy praise; 

I'hy saints, OLord, before thy throne, 
Tlieir songs of honour raise. 

2 With joy let Judah stand 
On Zion's chosen hill, 

Proclaim the wonders of thy hand. 
And cou isels of thy will. 

3 Let strangers walk around 
The city whf've we dwell, 

Compass and view thine holy ground. 
And mark the building well ; 

4 The orders of thy house. 
The wcrship of thy court. 

The cheerful son^s, the solemn vows,- 
And make a tair report. 

5 How decent and how wise! 
How glorious to behold ! 

Beyond the pomp thatcharms the eyes, 
And rites adorn 'd with goid. 

6 The God we worship now 
Will guide us till Ave die, 

Will be ©ur God while here below. 
And ours above the sky. 

4g2 I Hymn 152. B 2. C. M. S 
> Dundee, Christmas. 
Sinai and Sion, 
l^VrOT to the terrors of the Lord, 
-Ll The tempest, fire, and smoke ;. 
Not to the thunder of that word, 
Which God on Sinai spoke: 

2 But we are ct-me to Siom's hill, 
T'he city of our God, 
Where milder words decl ire his will. 
And spread his love abro'dd. 

SBeliold tl/ innumerable host 
Of angel?,^ cloth'd in light ! 
Behold the spirits of the jiibt, 
Whose. faith is turn'd to sip^ht! 

•^Behold the b!est assembly there. 
Whose names are writ in heaven ; 
And God, the judge rf all, declare 
Their vilest sins forgiven. 

5 The saints on earth, and all the dead^ 
But one communion make; 
AH join in Christ, their living He^c!> 
And of bis grace partake, 



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6 In such society as tliis 

My weary soul would rest: 
The man that dwells where Jesus is, 
Must be forever blest. 

THE CHURCH'S AFFLICTIONS, 

PERSECUTIONS AND 

COMPLAINTS. 

Psalm 80. L. M. » 

Wells, Portugal. 
The churches firayer under affliction ; 

or, the vineyard of God ivci.^ted. 
irj.REAT Shepherd of thine Israel, 
Who dicls; between the cherubs dwell, 
And lead the tribes, thy chosen sheep, 
Safe through the desert and the deep ; 
2 Thy church is in the desert now. 
Shine from on high and guide us through; 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore ; 
We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 
3 Great G®d, whom heavenly hosts obey. 
How long shall we lament and pray. 
And wait in vain thy kind return ? 
How long shall thy fierce anger burn ? 

4 Instead of wine and cheerful bread. 
Thy saints with their own tears are fed ! 
Tarn us to thee, thy love restore ; 
We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 

Pause L 

5 Hast thou not planted with thy hands 
A lovely vine in heathen lands? 
Did not thy power defend it round, 
And heavenly dews enrich the ground ? 

6 How, did the spreading branches shoot, 
And bless the nations with Use fruit I 
But now, dear Lord, look down and see 
Thy mourning vine, that lovely tree. 

7 Why is its beauty thus defac'd? 
Why hast thou laid her fences waste ? 
Strangers and foes against her join, 
And every beast devours thy vine. 

8 Return, Almighty God, return ; 
Nor let thy bleeding vineyard mourn ; 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore ; 
We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 

Pause IT. 

.9 Lord, when this vine in Canaan grew. 
Thou wast its strength and glory too ! 
Attack'd in vain by all its foes. 
Till the fair Branch of Promise rose : 

10 Fair Branch, ordain'd of old to shoot 
From David's stock, from Jacob's root ; 
Himself a noble vine, and we 

The lesser branches of the tree. 

1 1 *Tis thine own Son, and he shall stand, 
Girt with thy etrengih, at thy right hand, 



Thy first-born Son, adorn'd and blest 
With power and grace above the rest. 
12 O I for his sake, attend our cry ; 
Shine on thy churches, lest ihey die ; 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore ; 
We shall be sav'd, and sigh no more. 

AraI Psalm 44. CM. b 

^^"^5 Stude, Plympton. 

The church's comfilaint in fteraecution. 

1 T ORD, we have heard thy works 

La of old, 

Thy works of power and grace, 
When to our ears our fathers told 
The wonders ot their days. 

2 How thou didst build thy churches here, 

And make thy gospel known ; 
Among theun did thiiie arm appear, 

Tiiy iigfit and gtory shone. 
3 la God tlity boasted all the day; 

And in a cheerful throng 
Did thousands meet,to pi aii^e and pray, 

And grace was all their song. 

4 But now our souls are seiz'd with shame, 

Confusion liils our face, 
To hear the enemy blaspheme. 
And fools reproach tby grace. 

5 Yet have we not forgot our God, 

Nor falsely dealt widi Heaven; 
Nor have our steps deciin'd the road 
Of duty thou h ist given ; 

6 Though dragons all around us roaf 

With their destructive breath, 
And thine own hand hae bruis'd us sore, 
Hard by the gates. of death. 
Pause. 

7 We are exposed ali day to die 

As martyrs for thy cjuse, 
As she<: p, for slaughter l)ound, we lie. 
By sharp and bloody laws. 

8 Awake, arise. Almighty Lord! 

Why sleeps thy wonted grace ? 
Wh}' should we look like men abhorr'd, 
Or banish 'd fi*om thy f.ce? 

9 Wilt thou forever cast us ofiT, 

And still neglect our cries i 
Forever hide tiiy heavenly, love 
Fiom our afflicted eyes? 

10 Down to the dust our souls are bow'd, 
And die upoa the ground ; 

Rise for our help, rebuke the proud, 
And all their powers confound. 

11 Redeem us from perpetual shame. 

Our Saviour and our God; 
We plead the honours of thy name. 
The merits of thy blood 



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Aai^l Psalm 74. CM. «orb 
^^^^ B.dtVd, York. 

The church pleading -withGod under sore persecution. 

1 Viril^I-* (iod foi ever cast us oft? 

▼ ? His wrath forever smoke 
Against the people ot his love, 
His iittie chosen flock ? 

2 Think of the tribes so dearly bought 

With their Redeemer's blood; 
Mor let thy Sion be forgot, 
Wtiere once thy glory stood. 

3 Lift up thy feet, and march in haste, 

Aloud our ruin calls ; 
See what a wide and fearful waste 
Is made within thy walls. 

4Where once thy churches prayM and sang, 
Fny foes pniuiiely roar ; 
Over thy gites tricir cn-signs hang. 
Sad tokens of thtir power. 

5 How are the seats of worship brok -. ! 

They tear the buildings down ; 
And he that deals ti.e heaviest stroke, 
Procures the chief renov.'n. 

6 Widi flames they threaten to destroy 

Thy children in their nest; 
^' Come, let us burn at once," they cry, 
'* Tne temple and the priest." 

7 And still, to heighten our distress, 

Thy presence is withdrawn ; 
Thv wonted signsof power and grace, 
Thy power and grace are gri.e. 

8 No propliet speaks to calm our woes. 

But all the seers mourn:. 
There's not a soul among us knows 
Tlie time of thy relurn. 
Pause. 

9 How long, etern d God! how long 

Sh-dl men of prid^^ blaspiieme? 
Shall saints be made their endless song, 
y\nd bear immortal shame ? 

10 Canst thou forever sit and hear 
Thine holy name prof v.'d ; 

And still thy jealiujy forbear. 
And still withlioki thnie hand ? 

11 What strange dehverance hast thou 
in ages long before ! [shown 

And now no ether God we ov/n, 
N other god adore. 

12 Thou didst divide the raging sea, 

By thv resistless miglit, 
To m tke thy tribes a wondr us waV' 
And then secure their fiighf. 

13 Is iiot the world of nature thine, 

The darkness and the day ? 
Didst thr,u not bid the m rning shine, 
Aa4 m^/i'k the sun his waj- i* 



14 Hath not thj power form'd ev'ry coast, 

And set the earth its bounds. 
With summer's he-it and winter's frost, 
In their perpetual rounds? 

15 And shall the sons of earth and, dust 
Th:!t sacred power b^asph^fne? 

Will not thy hand, that form'd them first, 
Avenge thine injur'd name? 

16 Think on the covenant thou hast made, 

And all thy words ot love ; 

Nor let the birds of prey invade 

Nor vex thy mourning dove. 

17 Our focrs would triumph in our blood. 
And make our hope their jest: 

Plead thine own cause. Almighty God, 
And give thy cliiidren rest. 

AaPi\ Psalm 83. S. M. b 

^""> Pelham, Sutton. 

A comfilaint against fiersecutora. 

1 A ND will the God of grace 
JJL Perpetual silence keep ? 

The God of justice hold his peace^ 
And let his vengeance sleep } 

2 Behold what cursed snares 
The men of mischief spread : 

The men that hate thy saints, and thee, . 
Lift up their threatening head. 

3 Against thy hidden ones 
Their counsels they employ^ 

And malice, with her watchful eye,. 
Pursues them to destroy. 

4 The noble and the base 
Into thj' pastures leap ; 

The hen and the stupid ass 
Conspire to vex thy sheep. 

5 *' Come, let us join," they cry, 

*' To root them from the eround, 
" Till not the name of saints remain, 
"Nor memory shall be found.*' 

6 Awake, Almighty God, 

And call thy wrath to mind ; 
Give them, like forests, to the fire,. 
Or stubble to the wind. 

7 Convince .their madness, Lord, 
And make them seek thy name; 

Or else their stubborn rage confound,- 
Tliat they may die in shaine. 

8 Then shall the nations know 
That glovions. dreadful word, 

Jehovah is thy name alone, 
And thou the sovereign Lorel. 



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4R7 I Psalm 35. 1st Part. C. M. 
^^* 5 Bangor, Durham. 

Prayer and faith of/icrf:ccuted saints ; 

or, imfirccatiou-'i mixed ivith charity. 
ll^TO W plead my cause, Almighty God, 

1.^ With all the sons of strife; 

And figlit against the men of blo5d, 
Who ii^i^ht against niy life. 

2 Drav*^ ont thy spear, and stop their V7av, 
Life thine avenging rod; 
But to my soul in mercy say, 
•'I am thy Saviour God." 

3They plant tbeir i-nares to catch my feet. 

And nets of mischief spracUl ; 
Plunge the destroyers in the pit 
'I'hat their own hands have made. 

4 Let logs and darkness hide their way, 

And slippery be their ground;' 
Thj' wrath shall make ther lives a prey, 
And all their rage confound. 

o They fly, like chaff before the wind, 

Before thine angry breath ; 
The angel of the Lord behind 
Pursues them down to death. 

6 They love tlie roa#l that leads to hell ; 

Tlien let the rebels die, 
Whose malice is implacable 
t^gaiQs^ ^e Lord on hi^. 

7 But if thou hast a chosen few 

Among that impious race, 
Divide them from the bloody crew 

By thy surprisiiig grace, 
fi Then will I raise my tuneful voice 

To make thy wonders known ; 
In their salvation I'll rejoice, 

And bless thee for my owrj, 

argI Psalm 14. 2d Part. CM. b 
'^^^S Plympton, Irish. 

The folly of persecutors. 

1 A RE sinners now so senseless grown, 
-/jl I'hat they the saints devour ? 
A:id never worship at thy throne, 

Nor fear thine awful power ? 

2 Great God ! appear to their surprise ; 

Reveal thy d;'eadful name; 
Let them no more thy wrath despise, 
Nor turn our hope to shame. 

3 Dost thou not dwell among the just ? 

And yet our foes deride, 
That we should make thy name our trust, 
Great God ! confound their pride. 

4 O that the joyful day were come, 

To finish our distress ? 
When God shall bring his children home, 
Our songs shall never cease. 



ITS SAFETY AND TRIUMlHL 

b 



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4fi0 I Psalm 53. C. M. 
^"^S York, St Anns. 

victory find delh>erance from perseiufion. 

1 A KE fill the foes of Sion fools ? 
XJl Who thus devour her saints ? 
Do tl;ey not know her Saviour rules, 

And pities her complaints ? 

2 They shall be seiz'd with sad surprise; 

For God's avenging arm 
Sci.tters the bones of them that rise 
To do his children harm. 

3 In vain the sons of Satan boast 

Of armies in ai ray ; 
V\ hen God has tirsldespis'd their host, 
They fall an easy prey. 

4 for a wo?\i from Sion's King, 

Her captives to restore ! 
Ja-ob witli all his tribes shall sing, 
And Judah weep no mr^j-e. 

THE SAFETY, DELIVERANCE, 

AND TRIUMPH OF THE 

CHUPvCH. 

"*''^j Gloucester, Eaton. 

The church is God's house and care, 

l~B3RAlSEye the Lord ; exalt his name, 

JL While in his lioly courts ye wait. 

Ye saints, that to hia house belong, 

Or staadi atteiiuing at bis gate, 

2 Praise ye the Lord ; the Lord is good : 
To praise his name is sweet employ, 
Israel he chose of old, and still 

His church is his peculiar joy. 

3 The Lord himself will judge his saints ; 
He treats his servants as his friends ; 
And when he hears their sore complaints. 
Repents the sorrows that he sends. 

4 Through every age the Lord declares 
His name, and breaks th' oppressor's rod. 
He gives his suffering servants rest. 
And will be known, Th' Almighty God. 

5 Bless ye the Lord, who taste his love. 
People and priests, exalt his name : 
Among his saints, he ever dwells : 
His church is his Jerusalem. 

A^y^l Hymn 39. B.I. C. M. b or « 
> Plymouth, Carolina. 
God'^s tender care of rit church. 

1 "VTOW shall my inward joys arise, 
J3I And burst into a song; 

Alniiprht\ love inspires my heart, 
And pleasure- tunes my tongue. 

2 God, on his thirsty Sion hiil, 

Some mercy drops has thrown ; 
And solemn oaths have bound his love 
To shower salvation down. 



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3 Why do we then indulge our fears, 

Suspicions and complaints ? 
Is he a God, and shall |jjs grace 
Grow -vveary of his saints? 

4 Can a kind woman e'er forget 

The ii:fant of her womh. 
And, 'mongst a thousand tender thoughts I 
Her suckling have no room ? j 

5 '*Yet,"saith the Lord, "should nature i 

change, | 

"And mothers monsters prove, | 

"Sion still dwells upon the heart { 

"Of everlasting love. j 

6 " Deep on the palms of both my hands ! 

" I have engrav'd her name ; i 
"My hands shall raise her ruin'd wal's, j 
" And build her broken frame." 



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Hymn 8. B. 1. C. M. « 

Peterboro', Irish. 
The safety andproUction of the church. 

1 XJOW honourable is the place 
Jrl. Where we adoring stand ; 

Zion, the glory of the earth, 
And beauty of the land! 

2 Bulwarks of mighty grace defend 

The city where we dwell ; 
The walls, of strong salvation made, 
Defy the assaults of hell. 

3 Lift up the everlasting g.itcs. 

The doors wide open fling ; 
Enter, ye nations, thitt obey 
The statutes of our Ki«g. 

4 Here shall you taste unmingled joys, 

And live in perfect peace ; 
Ycu that have known Jehovah's name, 
And ventured on his grace. 

5 Trust in the Lord, forever trust, 

And banish all your fears; 
Strength in tiie Lord Jehovah dwells, 
Eternal as his years. 

6 What though the rebes dwell on high. 

His arm shall bring them low : | 
Low as the caverns of the grave 
Their lofty heads sh dl boy/. 

7 On Babylon our feet shall tread 

In that reif^icing hour ; 
The ruins of her walls shall spread 
A pavement for the poor. 

470 I HxMN 64. B. 2. L. M. 2K 

^*^S Luton, Wells, Eaton. 

God the i^lory and dftncc of Sion. 

lTX'^PPYthec}]urch,thou sacred place, 
Ji-i The seat of thy Creator's grace ; 
Thine holy courts are his abode. 
Thou earthly palace of our God. 



2 Thy walls are strength, and at thy gates 
A guard of heavenly warriors waits ; 
Nor shall thy deep foundations move, 
FixM on his counsels and his love. 

3 Thy foes in vain designs engage ; 
Against his throne in vain they rage : 
Like rising waves, with angry roar, 
That dash and die upon the shore. 

4 Then let our souls in Sion dwell. 
Nor fear the wrath (;f Rome and hell ; 
His arms embrace this happy ground, 
Like brazen bulwarks built around. 

5 God is our shield, and God our sun ; 
Swift as the fleeting moments run. 
On us he sheds new benms of grace, 
And we reflect his brightest praise. 

Art A I Hymn 18. B. 2. L.M. « 

^'^S Blendon, Shoel. 

The ministry of angels. 

ITJIGH on a hill of dazzling light 
XI The King of glory spreads his seat. 
And troops of angels, stretched for flight, 
Stand waiting round his awful htX.. 

2''Go."saith the Lord, ''my Gabriel, go, 
** Salute the virgin's fruitful womb ; 
*' Make haste, ye cherubs, down below, 
"Sing and proclaim the Saviour come J* 

3 Here a bright squadron leaves the skies^ 
And thick around Elisha stands; 
Anon a heavenly soldier flies. 

And breaks the chains from Petei*s hands, 

4 Thy winged iroops, O God of hosts, 
Wait on thy wandering church belt)W ; 
Here v.'e are sailing to thj coasts, 
Let angels be our convoy too. 

5 Are they not all thy servants, Lord? 
At thy command they go and come ; 
With cheerful haste obey thy word, 
And guard thy children to their home. 

A^P-l Psalm46. Ist Part. L.M. t> 
^ ' "^ S 97th Psalm, Rothwell. 

The chuychs*s safely and triumph 
among national desolations. 

1 £~^ OD is the refuge of his saints, 
V^VVhen storms of sharp digress invade; 
Ere we can oflTer our complaints, 
Behold him^ present with his aid. 

2 Let mountains from their seats be hurl'd 
Down to the deep, and bury'd there ; 
Convulsions shake the solid world, 
Our faith shall never yield to fear. 

3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar ; 
In sacred peace our souls abide. 

While every nation, every shore 
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide. 



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4 There is a stream, whose ^ntle flow 
Supplies the city of our God ; 
Life, love, and joy still gliding through. 
And watering our divine abode. 

5 That sacred stream, thine holy word, 
That all our raging fear controls ' 
Sweet peace thy promises afford, 
And give new strength to fainting souls. 

6 Si on enjoys her Monarch's love. 
Secure against a threatening Iiour ; 
]Vor can her firm foundations move, 
Built on his truth,and arm'd with power 



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Psalm 46. 2d Part. L. M. 
Truro, Leeds, Italy. 
God fights for his church. 



^ 



1 "T ET Sion in her King rejoice, [rise ; 
3-i Though tyrants rage, and kingdoms 

He utters his almighty voice, 

The nations melt, the tumult dies. 

2 The Lord of old for Jacob fought. 
And Jacob's God is still our aid: 
Behold the works his hand hith wrought, 
What desolations he hath made I 

3 From sea to sea, through all the shores. 
He makes the noise of battle cease ; 
When from on high his thunder roars, 
He awes the trembling world to peace. 

4 He breaks the bow, he cuts the spear. 
Chariots he burns with heavenly flame: 
Keep silence, all the earth, and hear 
'J'he sound and glory of his name. 

5 "Be still, and learn that 1 am God, 
" ni be exalted o'er the lands, 

*' I will be known and fear'd abroad, 
^^ But still my throne in Sion stands.'^ 

6 O Lord of hosts, Almighty King, 
While we so near thy presence dwell. 
Our faith shall sit secure, and sing, 
Defiance to the gates of hell. 

HVMN28. B. 1. CM « 
^ VVareham, Arundel. 

The trium/ih of Christ over the ene- 

einies of his church, 
ITIlTH AT naighty man,or mighty God 

f T Comes travelling in state, 
Along the Idumean road, 
Away from Boznh's gate? 

2 The glory of his robes proclaims 

*Tis some victorious King; 
** *Tis I, the just» the AIr:iighty One, 
" I'hat your salvation bring." 

3 Why, mighty Lovd,thy saints enquire, 

Why i-./me apparel red? 
And ail thy vesture stain'd like those, 
Who in the wine-press tread? 



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4**1, by myself, have trod the press, 

** And crush'd my foes alone ; 

"My wrath has struck the rebels dead, 

•' My fury stamp'd them down. 
5 '* 'Tis Edom's blood that dies my robes 

*'With joyful scarlet stains; 
** The triumph that my raiment wears 
*' Sprung irom theif bleeding veins. 

6** I'hus shall the nations be d' stroy'd, 

"That dare insult my saints; 

*'I h:ive an arm to avenge their wrongs, 

'*An ear for their complaints.' 

^n^g) Hymn 29. B. 1. CM. « 

\ Braiiitrfe, Peterborough. 
The triumph of Christ ; oVy the t uin qf 

antichrist, 
1''^ LIFT my banners," saith the Lord, 
JL "Where antichrist Ins stood.; 
*' The city of my gospel foes 
" Shall be a field of blcod. 

2 ** My heart has stud ed just revenge, 

"And now liie day appears, 
** The day of my redtem d is come, 
**To wipe away thtir tears. 

3** Quice weary is my patience grown, 

'* And bids my fury go ; 
"Swift as tlie lightning it shall move, 
" And be as fatal too. 

4 "I call for helpers, but in vain; 
"Then has my gospel none? 
"WelljUiineown arm h::s might enough 
"To crush my foes aloa,e. 

5 " Slaughter and ray devouring sword 

*' Shall walk the streets around, 
" B.ibcl shall reel beneath my stroke, 
"And stagger to the ground," 

6 Thine honours, O victorious King ! 

Thine own right hand shall rai^e, 
While we tlii^e awful vem;cance sing. 
And our Deliverer praise. 

^►yg ) Hymn 56. B 1. C M. « 

\ Abridge, Christmas. 

The song of Moses and the Lamb; 

or, Babylon falling. 
1 \^S7E sing the glories of thy love, 

V ▼ We sound thy dreadful name 
The Christian church unites the songs 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 

2Great God! how wondrous are thy works 

Of vengeance and of grace ; 
Thou King of siints, Almighty Lf^rd, 
How just and true thy ways ! 

3 Who dares refuse to fear thy name, 

Or worship at thy throne? 
Tiiy judgments speak thy holiness. 
Through all the nations known. 



4''80, 481, 482 



CHURCH MEETINGS. 



483, 484 



4 Great Babylon, that ruies the earth, 

Drunk wkh the martyrs' blood, 
Her crimes shall speedily awake 
The fury cf our (iod. 

5 The cup cf wrath is ready mix'd, 

And she must drink the dreg^ ; 
Strong is the Lord.her sovereign Judge, 
And shall fulfil the plagues. 

AQCi} Hymk 58. B. 1. L. M. » 

^^^^ 5 Italy, Nantwich. 

The devil vanquished ; or, MichaefH 

nvar with thtf dragon. 
iir ET mortal tongues attempt to sine; 
_B_i The wars of heaven, when Michael 

stood 
Chief general of th* eternal King, 
And fought the battles of our God. 

2 Against the dragon and his host 
The armies of the Lord prevail ; 

In ,vain they rage, in vain they boast, 
Their courage sinks, their weapons fail. 

3 DowH to the earth was Satan thrown, 
Down to the earth his legions fell; 
Then was the trump of triumph blown. 
And shook the dreadful deeps of hell. 

4 Now is the hour of darkness past, 
Christ hath assum'd his reigning power ; 
Behold th^. great accuser cast 
Dov/n Xrom the skies, to rise no more. 

5 'Twas by thy blood, immortal Lamb, 
Thine armies trod the tempter doAvn ; 
'Twas by thy word and powerful name 
They gainM the battle and renown. 

6 Rejoice, ye heavens ; let every star 
Shine with new glories round the sky ; 
Saints, while ye sing the heavenly war. 
Raise yoi:r Deliverer's name on high. 

Hymn 59. B. 1. L. M. * 

Wells, Limehouse. 
Babylon J'uUcn. 
N Gabriel's liand a mighty stone 
Lies, a fair type of Babylon : 
*' Prophets rejoice, and all ye saints, 
'* God shal 1 avenge your Kong complaints." 
2 He said, and dreadful as he stood, 
He sunk the rnill-stone in the flood : 
*' Thus terribly shall Babel fall : 
" Thus, and no more be found at all." 

CHURCH MEETINGS. 

J09 ) PsAT.ai 126. C. M. « 

^^■^ \ Parma, St. Martins, Kingston. 
The joy of a remarkable conversion ; 

or, melancholy removed. 
ITy HEN God reveal'd his p^racious name. 

And chang'd try mournful state, 



481 1 



My rapture seem'd a pleasing dream, 

riie grace ajipear'd so great. 
2 The world beheid the gionous change, 

And did thy hand confess ; 
My tongue broke out in unknown strains, 

And sung surprising grace. 
3^'Great is the work "my nri;^hbcurs ciy'd, 

And own'd thy power divine ; 
"Great is the work," my heart reply 'd, 

" And be the glory tiiiue." 

4 The Lord can clear the darkest skies, 

Can give us day f',>r night ; 
Make drops uf sacred sorrow rise 
To rivers of delight. 

5 Let those that sow in sadness wait 

I'ill the fiir harvest come. 
They shall confess their sheaves are great, " 
And shout the bessiugs home. 

6 Though seed lie bur- 'd lorig in dust, 

It shan't deceive their hope : 
T'he preciOus grain can ne'er be lost. 
For grace insures the crop, 

A(^^l Psalm 126. L. M. « 

-^"^'^ S Gloucester, Truro. 

SuTfirising deiivrrance. 

ITT^THEN God restored our captive state, 

J' y was our son^ and grace our theme ; 

The grace beyond our hopes so great. 

That joy appeared a painted dream. 

2 The scoffer owns thy hand, and pays 
Unwilling honours to thy name ; 
While we with pleasure shout thy praise, 
With cheerful notes thy love proclaim. 

3 When we reviewed our dismal fears, 
'Twas hard to think they'd vanish so ; 
With God we left our flowing tears, 
He makes cur joys like rivers flow. 

4 The «ian that in his furrow'd field 
His scatter'd seed with sadness leaves, 
W^iil shout to see the harvest yield 
A welcome load of joyful sheaves. 

/jQ 4 7 Psalm 34. 1st. Part. L. M. « 
^^^ S All Saints, Bath. 

God^s care of the saints : er, deliverance by prayer, 

1^ ORD, I will bless thee all my days, 

JLA Thy praise shall dwell upcn my 

tongue ; 
My soul shall glory in thy grace. 
While saints rejoice to hear the song 

2 Come, magnify the Lord with me, 
Come, let tis all exalt his name: 
I sought th' eternal God, and he 
Has not expos^M my hope to shame. 

3 I told him all my secret gripf ; 

My secret groaning reached his ears ; 
He gave my inward pains relief. 
And calmM the tumult of my fears. 



485, 486 



CHURCH MEETINGS. 



48r, 488 



4 To him the poor lift up their eyes, 
Their faces feel the heavenly shine ; 
A beam of mercy from the skies 
Fills them with light and joy divine. 

5 His holy angels pitch their tents 
Around the men that serve the Lord : 
O fear and love him, all his saints. 
Taste of his grace, and trust his word ! 

6 The wild young lions, pinchM with pain 
And hunger, roar through all the wood ; 
But none shall seek the Lord in vain, 
Nor want supplies of real good. 



485] 



Psalm 34. 1st Part. CM. * 
York, Barby. 
Prayer, and praise for eminent 'deliverance- 

IX'LL bless the Lord from day to day; 
X How good are all his ways ! 
Ye humble souls, that use to pray, 
Come, help my lips to praise. 

2 Sing, to the honour of his name. 

How a poor sufferer cry'd ; 
Nor was his hope exposM to shame, 
Nor was his suit deny'd. 

3 When threat'ning sorrows round me 

And endless fears arose, [stood, 
Like the loud billows of a flood. 
Redoubling all my woes; 

4 1 told the Lord my sore distress. 
With heavy groans and tears ; 
He gave my sharpest torments ease. 
And silenc'd all my fears. 
Pause, 
5 [O sinners ! come and taste his love, 
Come, learn his pleasant ways ; 
And let your own experience pi-ove 
The sweetness of his grace. 

'6 He bids his angels pitcii their tents 
Round where his child rtn dwell ; 
What ills their heavenly ere prevents 
No earthly tongue can tell ] 

7 [O love the Lord, ye saints of his ; 
His eye regards the just : 
How richly blest their portion is, 
Who make the Lord theii- trust! 

S Young lions.pinch'd with hunger.roar, 
And famish in the wood ; 
But God supplies his holy poor 
With every needful good.] 

486? ^'SALM 66. 2d Part. CM. » 

5 London, Braintree. 
Praise to God for hearing firayer. 
liyrOW shall my solemn vows be paid 
Xll To "that Almighty Power, 
Who heard the long requests I made 
In my distressful hour. 

P 



487 1 



2 My lips and cheerful heart prepare 

To make his mercies known ; 
Come, ye that fear my God, and hear 
The wonders he hath done. 

3 When on my head huge sorrows fell, 

I sought his heavenly aid ; 
He sav'd my sinkmg soul from hell. 
And death's eternal shade. 

4 If si;i lay cover'd in my heart. 

While prayer employ'd my tongue. 
The I^ord had shown me no regard, 
Nor I his praises sung. 

5 But God (his name be ever blest) 

Hath set my spirit free. 
Nor turn'd from him my poor request. 
Nor turn'd his heart from me. 

Psalm 106. 1st Part. L. M. « 
Wells, Green's Hundredth. 
Praise to God; or, communion with saints- 

1 rilO God the great, the ever bless'd, 

M, Let songs of honour be address'd ; 
His mercy firm forever stands ; 
Give him the thanks his love demands. 

2 Who knows the wonders of thy ways? 
Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise ? 
Blest are the souls that fear thee still, 
And pay their duty to thy will. 

3 Remember what thy mercy did 
For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed; 
And with the same salvation bless 
The meanest suppliant of thy grace. 

4 O may I see thy tribes rejoice, 
And aid their triumphs with my voice ! 
This is my glory. Lord, to be 
JoinVl to thy saints, and near to thee. 

4ftftl Psalm 102. 2d Part. CM. « 
"loo^ Swanwick, St Anns. 

'rayer heard,, and Zion restored. 
ET Zion and her sons rejoice.' 
Behold the promis'd hour! 
Her God hath heard her mourning voice, 
And comes t' exalt his power. 

2 Her dust and ruiiis that remain 

Are precious in our eyes; 
Those ruins shall Di. built again. 
And all that dust shall rise. 

3 The Lord will raise Jet usalem. 

And stand in giory there; 
Nations shall b w before his name. 
And kings attend with tear. 

4 He sits a scnereign on his throne, 

Willi pity in his eyes : 
He heais the dying prisoners groan. 
And sees their sighs arise, . 

5 He frees the souls condemn'd to death! 

And, when his saints complain. 



*L 



4C9, 490 



THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 



491, 492 



It shan't be said, that praying breath 
Was ever spent in vain. 



His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice. 
6This shall be known when we are dead, jl 5 People and realms of every tongue 



489 ( 



And left on Ioul'; record, 
Xhat ages yef unborn may read, 
And trust and praise the Lord. 

PRAYER AND PRAISE FOR 

THE ENLARGEMENT OF 

THE CHURCH. 

OR, 

MISSION-JR Y ME R TIjYG S. 
Psalm 72. 1st Part. L. M. ^ 
Old Hundred, Eaton, Quercy. 
77;e kingdom ef Christ 
J/^REAT God, whose utjiver!=al sway 
The known and unkn wn worldiobey, 
Now give the kingdom to thy Son, 
Extend his power, exalt his throne. 
2 Thy sceptre well becomes his hands. 
All heaven submits to his commands ; 
His justice shall avenge the poor, 
And pride and rage prevail no more. 
S With power he vindicates the just. 
And treads the oppressor in the dust: 
His worship and his fear shall last. 
Till hours, and years, and trme be past. 

4 As rain on meadows newly mown. 
So shall he send his influence down ; 
His grace on fainting souls distils, 
Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills. 

5 The heathen lands, that lie beneath 
The shades of overspreading death, 
llevive at his first dawning liglit, 
And deserts blossom at the sight. 

o The saints shall flourish in his days, 
Drest in the robes of ioy and praise : 
Peace, liiie a river, from his throne 
Sliall flow to nations ^et unknown. 

^iJtJ ^ Uunstan, Blendon. 

ChriHt'fi kingdom among the Gentiles. 

JESUS shall reign Avherc"'er tlie sun 
Does his successive journies run: 
Hiskins:dom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 

2 [Behold ! the islands, M'ith their kings, 
And Europe her best tribute brings ; 
From north to south the princes meet, 
To pay their homage at his feet. 

3 There Persia, glorious to behold, 
There India shines in Eastern gold ; 
And barbarous nations, at his word, 
Submit, and bow, and own their Lord. J 

4 For him shall endless prayer be made. 
And praises Ihrouij to crown his head ; 



Dwell on his love with sweetest song ; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on his name. 

6 Blessings abound where'er he reigns ; 
The prisoner leaps to loose his chains, 
The weary find eternal rest. 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

7 [Where he displays his healing power, 
Death and the curse are known no more; 
In him the tribes of Adam boast 
More blessings than their father lost. 

8 Let every creature rise, and bring 
Peculiar honours to our King; 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the long Amen.] 



Psalm 45. CM. 



:& 



^ ■*■ 5 Aljridge, Pembroke. 

The personal glories and government of Christ. 

1 T'LL speak the ho :curs of my King; 
X His form divinely fair ; 

No e of the so is cf mortal race 
Miy with the Lord compare. 

2 Sweet is thy speech, and heavenly grace 

Upon thy lips is shed : 
Thy God witb blessin\!;s inni-i^e 
Hath crowned thy sacted head. 

3 Gird on thy sword, victorious Prince! 

Hide with majestic sway ; 
Thy terrors shall strike through thy foe.s, 
And make the world obey. 

4 Thy throne, O God, forever stands : 

Thy word of grace shall prove 
A peaceful sceptre in thy hands. 
To rule thy saints by love. 

5 Just'ce and iniih attend thee still, 

But mercy is thy clioice ; 
Ar.d (rod, thy (iotl, thy soul shall fill 
With most peculiar joys. 

A(\cyl PsAI-m45. 1st Part. L. M. « 
^^'^ \ i:)unstan, Eaton. 

Tlie glory of Christ, and fioircr of his gosftcl, 

1 "\f 0\V be my heart inspir'd to sing 
xS The glories cf my Saviour King, 
Jesus the Lord, how heavenly fair 
His form I how bright his beauties are I 

2 O'er all the sons of human race 
lie slvines with a superior grace ; 
Love from his lips divinely lloM s, 
And blessings all his state comj.'ose ! 

3 Dress thee in arms, most mighty Lord, 
Gird on the terror of thy sword I 

In majesty and glory ride, 

\\ it!] truth and meekness at thy si('g. 



493, 49-i PRAYER, AND PRAISE FOR ITS ENLAR&EMEXT. 



4 Thine anger, like a pointed dart, 
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart : 
Or words of mercy, kind and sweet, 
Shall melt the rebels at thy feet. 

5 Thy throne, O God, forever stands, 
Grace is the sceptre in thy hands ; 
Thy laws and works are just and right. 
Justice and gcace are thy delight. 

6 God, thine own God hath richly shed 
His oil of gladness on thy head. 
And with his sacred Spirit ble.'-t 
His first-born Sou above the rest* 

AQp I PsAJ.iM 110. 1st Part. L. M. * 

^ Islington, Portugal. 

Christ cxa'ted, and mulfitudts convert- 
ed ; or, the ancccfis- q/' t/te gos/it l. 
innHUS the eternal Father spake 

JL To Christ the Son : "Ascend and sit 
" At my right hand, till I shall make 
" Thy foes submissive at thy feet. 

2" From Zion shall thy word proceed ; 
" Thy v.'ord, the sceptre in thy hand, 
" Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed, 
'• And bow their wills to thy command. 

S"! hat day shall show thy power is great, 
" When saints shall dock with willing 

minds, 
" And' sinners crowd thy temple-gale, 
" Where holiness in beauty shines." 

4.0 blessed power! O glorious day I 
What a larg/e victory shall ensue \ 
And converts, who thy grace obey, 
Exceed the drops of morning dev/. 

\ Newcourt, Portugal. 

The kingdom and fir iesth'od nf Christ . 

irilllUS the great Lord of earth and sea 
i Spake to his Son, and thus he swore; 
" Eterjiaj shall thy priesthood be, 
"And changefromhand to hand no more. 

2" Aaron and all his sons must die; 
" But everlasting life is thine, 
*'To save forever those tljat lly 
'< For refuge from the wrath divine. 

3 " By me Melchisedek was made 
"On earth a king and priest at once ; 
" And thou, my heavenly Priest, shalt 

plead, 
"And thou,m3' King,shalt rule my sons." 

4 Jesus, the priest, ascends his throne, 
While counsels of eternal peace, 
Between the Father and the Son, 
Proceed with honour and success. 

5Through the whole earth his reign shall 
spread. 
And crush the powers that tlare rebel ; 



495, 49& 

Then shall he judge the rising dead, 
And send the guilty world to helU 
6Though while he treads his glorious way,- 
He drinks the cup of tears and bloody 
The surterings of that dreadful day 
Shall but advance him near to God. 

^\Oi^\ I'sALM 110. CM. m 

■*^^ S St. Asaphs, Exeter. 
Clirisfn kingdom and [iriesthocd, 

1 TESUS, our Lor(l,ascend thy throne, 
•# And near thy Father sit : 

In Zwn shall thy power be knoWn, 
And m tke thy foes submit. 

2 What wonders slfall thv gospel do f 

^T^hy crinveits shall surpass 
The numerous drops (jf morning dfe\<»', 
And own thy sovereign grace. 

3 God hath' pronounc'd a firm decree, 

Nor changes what he swore; 
** Eternal shall thy priesthood be, 
*' When Aaron is no more. 

4 "Melchisedek, that wondrous priest,, 

" That king of high degree, 
"That holy man, who Abrah'm blest^ 
"Was but a type of thee." 

5 Jesus f;ur priest forever lives 

T'o plead for us above ; 

Jesus our king forever gives 

The b'essings of his love. 

6 God shall exalt his glorious head. 

And his hia;h throne maintain ; 
Shall strike the powers and princtsdead 
Who dare oppose his reign. 

^ggj Hymn .50. B. 1. CM. >^ 

\ Arundel, Bray. 

The song of Zacharias.and the message 
of John the Bafuist ; or^ light cuid 
salvation by Jesus Christ. 
1 ]^0 VV be "the God of Israel bless'd,. 
±^ Who makes his truth appear; 
His mighty hand fulfils his word, 

And all the oaths he sware. 
2 Now he bedews old Divides root, 

With blessings from the skies; 
He makes the branch of prom-se grow. 
The promis'd horn arise. 

3 [John was the pronhet of the Lord, 

T\) go before his face ; 
The herald which our Saviour God, 
Sent to prepare his ways. 

4 He makes the great salvation known, 

He speaks of pardon'd sins : 
While grace divine, and hea^venly love^ 
In its own glory shines. 

5 " Behoid the Lamb of God,'' he crieSj 

''Th<it takes oiir guilt away : 



497, 498, 499 



CIRCUMCISION AND BAPTISM. 



500, 501, 502 



*'I saw the Spirit o*er his head 
•' On his baptizing day] 
6 **Be every vale exalted high, 
*• Sink every mountain low ; 
*'The proud must stoop, and humble 
"Shall his salvation know, [souls 
7"The heathen realms with Israel's land 
**Shall join in sweet accord ; 
''And all that's born of man shall see 
•'The glory of the Lord. 
8 "Behold the Morning Star arise, 
"Ye that in darkness sit; 
"He marks the path that leads to peace, 
**And guides o»r doubtful feet." 

Aqy^ Hymn 21. B. 1 CM. »: 

^^ ' 3 Arlington, Christmas. 

A vision of the kingdom of C/irist among men. 

lY O, whnt a giorious bight appears 
jLj To our btlieving eyes! 
T he earth and seas are pass'd away. 
And the old r.jllng skies. 

2 From the third heaven, ••^here God 

That holy, happy place, [resides, 
The nevv jerus dem comes down, 
Adorn'd wiih shining grace. 

3 Attending angels shout for joy, 

And the bright armies sing, 
'•Mortals, behold the sacred seat 
*• Of your descending King. 

i "The God of glory down to men 

"llemoves his bless'd abode; 
"Men, the de-'r objects of his grace, 
•'And he, the loving God. 

5 "His own soft hand ^5hall wipe the tears 

'•From every weeping eye ; [fears, 
•'And pains, and groans, and griets,and 
"And death itself shall die." 

6 How long, dear Saviour, O how long 

Shall this bright hour delay ,•* 
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time, 
And bring the welcome day. 

AQc^l Psalm 117. CM. « 

T^yo ^ Wareham, Rochester. 
Praise to God from all nations, 

1 dT^ ALL ye nations, praise the Lord, 
\j Each with a different tongue; 

In every language learn his word, 
And let his name be sung. 

2 His mercy reigns through every land; 

Proclaim his grace abroad ; 
Forever firm his truth shall stand; 
Praise ye the faithful God. 

499} I'^'^'.^l ^'^\ * 

^zjzj ^ Denbigh, Newcourt. 

The same. 

1 T^ROM all that dwell below the skies, 

J? Let the Creator's praise arise ; 



Let the Redeemer's name be sung 
Through every land, by every tongue. 
2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; 
Eternal truth attends thj' word ; [shore, 
Thy praise shall sound from shore to 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 



500 j 



Psalm 117. S. M. 
Hopkins, Sutton. 
The same. 



^ 



1 rilHY name. Almighty Lord, 

A Shall sound through distantlands; 
Great is thy grace, and sure thy word, 
Thy truth forever stands. 

2 Far be thine honour spread, 
And long thy praise endure. 

Till morning light and evening shade 
Shall be eiichangM no more. 



•w\-w\iw\ 



501 1 



CIRCUxMCISION AND BAPTISM. 

Htmn 52. B. 1. L. M. a 
Quercy, Eaton. 

Baptism. 
pmwAS the commission of our Lord, 
''Go,teach the nations, and baptize.'' 
The nations have receiv'd the word 
Since he ascended to the skies. 

2 He sits upon the eternal hills, 
With grace and pardon in his hands, 
And sends his covenant, with the seals, 
1 o bless the distant Gentile lands. 

3 " Repent, and be baptiz'd," he saith, 
" For the remission of your sins ;" 
And thus our sense assists our faith, 
And shows us what his gospel means. 

4 Our souls he washes in his blood, 
As water makes the body clean ; 
And the good Spirit from our God 
Descends like purifying rain. 

5 Thus we engage ourselves to thee. 
And seal our covenant with the Lord ; 
O may the great Eternal Three 

In heaven our solemn vows record ! 

KPjfj I Hymn 122. B. 1. L. M. « 
"^^^ \ Ninety -seventh Psalm, Bath. 

Believers buried with Christ viBaptism. 

1 TkO we not know that solemn word, 
X-F That we are bury'd with the Lord; 

Baptiz'd into his death, and then 
Put off the body of our sin ? 

2 Our souls receive diviner breath, 
Rais'd from corruption, guilt,and death : 
So from the grave did Christ arise. 
And lives to God above the skies. 



503, 504, 505 



eiRCUiMCISION AND BAPTISM. 



506, 507, 5C8 



504^ 



3 No more let sin nor Satan reign 
Over our mortal flesh again ; 
The various lusts we serv'd before 
Shall have dominion now no more. 

K^o> Hymn 113. B. 1. CM. » 
OUo ^ Wareham, Arlington. 

Abraha7n*fi blessing on the Gentiles. 

1 U"OW large the promise ! how divine 
XX To Abrah'm and his seed ! 

" I'll be a God to thee and thine, 
" Supplying all their need." 

2 The words of his extensive love 

From age to age endure ; 
The Angel of the covenant proves, 
And seals the blessing sure. 

3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms, 

To our great fathers given ; 
He takes young children to his arms. 
And calls them heirs of heaven. 

4 Our God, how faithful are his ways! 

His love endures the same ; 
Nor from the promise of his grace 
Blots out the children's name. 

Hymn 114. B, 1. CM. ^ 
Christmas, Kingston. 
The name. 

1 g^ ENTILES by nature, we belcng 
vX To the wild olive uood; 
Grace takes us from tlie barren tree, 

And giafts us ia the good. 

2 With ihesame bkssings,gr>ice endows 

r.ie Gentile and the Jew ; 

If pure and holy b;^ the root, 

Such are the branches too. 

3 Then let the children of the saints 

Be dedicate to God; 
Pour out thy Spirit on them, Lord, 
And wash them in thy blood. 

4 Thus to the parents and their seed 

Shall t'ay salvation come, 
And numerous iiou cholds meet at last 
In one tternal home. 

KHK? Hymn 121. B. 1. CM. ^ 
^^^S Waveham, Bedford. • 

Children devoted to (rod, 

(For tliose who practise Infant Baptism.) 

1 r|^ lUS saith the mercy of tiie Lord, 

X *'ril be a God to thee; 
*' I'll bless thy numerous race, and they 
" Shall be a seed for me," 

2 Abrah'm believ'd the promis'd grace, 

And gave his son to God ; 
But water seals the blessing now. 
That once was seal'd with blood. 

3 Thus Lydia sanctified her house, 

When she received the word ; 
P 2 



Thus the believing jailer gave 
His household to the Lord. 
4 Thus later saints, eternal King, 
Thine ancient truth embrace ; 

To thee their infant offspring bring, 
And humbly claim the grace. 

xaal Hymn 134. B.2. CM. « 
^^" S Swanwick, Irish. 

Circumcision abqiished. 

1 n|lL-IE promise was divinely free, 

i Extensive was the grace ; 

"I will the God of Abrali*m be, 

'• And of his numerous race." 

2 He said — and with a bloo.iy seal 

Confirm'd the words he spoke; 
Long did the sons of Abrah'm feel 
The sharp and painful yoke. 

3 Till God*s own Son, descending low. 

Gave his own flesh to bleed ; 

And Gentiles taste the b:essing now, 

From the hard bondage freed. 

4 The God of Abrah'm c'aims our praise ; 

His premises endure ; 
And Christ the Lord, in gentler ways. 
Makes the siivation sure. 

5Q-< > Hymn 127. B. 2. L. M. 2K 

\ Quercy, Gloucester. 

Circutncision a?id baptism, 

[Written only for those \\\\o practise the baptism 

of Infants.j 

1 FilHUS did the sons of Abrah'm pass 

A Under the bloody seal of grace J 
The young disciples bore the yoke, 
Till Christ the painful bondage broke. 

2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove 
His Father's covenant, and his love ; 
He seals to saints his glorious grace, 
And not forbids their infant race. 

3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood, 
Their children set apart for God ; 
His Spirit on their offspring shed, 
Like water pour'd upon the head. 

4 Let every saint, with cheerful voice, 
In this large covenant rejoice ; 
Young children, in their early days, 
Shall give the God of Abrah*m praise, 

508^ Hymn 141. B. 2. CM. « 

J Hymn Second, Peterborough. 
Faith assisted by sense ; or, preaching, 

ba/ifis?n^ and the JLord^s su/i/ier. 
11|lJ[Y Saviour God,my sovereign Prince 
I-tA Reigns far above the skies; 
but brings his graces down to sense. 
And helps my faith to rise. . 
2 Mine eyes and ears shall b.ess his name, 
They read and hear his word; 



509, 510 



THE LORD'S SUPPER. 



511,512 



My touch and taste shall do the same. 
When they receive the Lord. 

3 Baptismal water is d'sigii'd 

To seal his cleansing grace ; 
VV'nile at his feast of bread and wine 
He gives his saints a place. 

4 But not the wateis ol a flood 

Can make my fks,h so clean 

As by his Spirit and his blood 

He'll wash n)y soul f om sin. 

5 Not choicest meas nor noble-st wines 

So much my heart rvtresii, 
As when my f .ith gees through the sigf;s, 

And feeds upo-i his Iksh. 
6L love the Lord, who sloops so low, 

To give his word a s-. a! ; 
But the rich grace his ha ds bestow 

Exceeds the figures stili. 



'V/VXWV^'VX 



THE LORD'S SUPPER. 
jTQQ I Hymn 1. B. 3. L. M. b 

^ Limehouse, Putney. 
27ic LorcCs supficr in'-.titui:rd. 
T'J'WaS on l])atdark,lhat doleful night, 

When powers oC earth and fiell 
Against the Son of God's delight, [arose 
And friends betray'd him to his lots : 

I2 Before the mournful scene l>egan, 
Tie took the i)reacl,an(i hle.'rs'd and brake; 
What love through all his actions ran I. 
What wondrous words of grace he spakel 

J '^ This is my body broke for sin; 
•'Receive and eat the liviu'^; food:" 
Then took the cup, and blcs.s'd l!ie wine; 
" 'Tis the new covenant in my blood." 

4 [For us his flesh with uaijs was torn, 
Me bore the scourge, he felt the thorn ; 
And justice poured upon his head 
Us heavy vengeance in our stea(!.] 

:> [For us bis vital blood was spilt. 
To buy the pardon of otn* guilt;. 
\Vhen for black crimes of biggtrst size,, 
He gave his soul a sacrifice.] 

jj ''Do this," he cried, "tilltime shall end, 
"In memory of your dyiug Frieud ; 

. *■• Meet at my table, and record 
"The love of your departed Lord." 

7 ['csus! thy feast we celebrate, 
\Vc show thy death, wc sing thy name, 
i'ill thou return, and we shall eat 
The marriage supper of the Lamb.] 

^.C\l Hymn 2. B.3. S.M. a 
Oltl 5 VV tchiiian, L.ttle Marlboro'. 

Connniiniun xvilli Chi ht, (Did ivUh saints* 

V [ ¥1'^^'-^"' invites his saints 

tJ To meet around his board ; 



Here pardon'd rebels sit, and hold 
Conmmnion with their Lord. 

2 For food he gives his flesh; 
He bids us drink his blood : 

Amazing fav.;url matchless grace 
Of our descending (iod .'] 

3 Ti'.is holy bread and wine 
Maintain oir f.iinting breath, 

By u'.iion with' our livuig Lord, 
And iriterest in his death. 

4 Our heavenly Father calls 
Christ and his members one ! 

We the you-^ig children of his love. 
And he the first-born Son. 

5 VVe are but several parts 
Of the same broken bread ! 

Cine body haih its several limbs. 
But Jeius is the he d. 

6 Let all our powers be join'd 
His glorious nime to raise; 

Pleasure and love fill every mind» 
And every voice be praise. 

^4i I Hymn 3. B. 3. C. M. » 
^^'^ S Swan wick, Iri.h. 

IVie JV(-ii/ Ttstament in the blood of^ 

ChrUf. ; or, the nevj cox>enant ,^eaUd.. 

Xd\L promise of my Father's love 

"Shall stand forevei* good," 

He said— and gave his soul to death, 

Aud seaPd tlie grace with blood. 

'2 To this dear covenant of thy word 

I set my worthless name ; 
I seal th' engagement to my Lord, 
And make my humble claim. 

3 The light, and strcngtii, and pardoning: 

And glory shall be mine ; [gvace> 
My bfe and s^'ul, my heart and flesh, 
And all my powers are thine. 

4 I call that 1. gacy my own. 

Which Jesus did beq^ueath ; 
'Fwas purchas'd with a dying groan, 
Aad ratify 'd in death. 

5Sweet is the memory of his name^ 
Who bless'd us in his will, 
And to his testament of love 



Ma4e his own hfe the 6eal. 



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-^9) Hymn 4. B. 3. C.ISL 
^^-^S ' Bedford, x\bridge. 
Christ^s dying' love ; or, our Jiardon 

'bought at a dear firice, 
1 ITOW condescending and how kind, 
Xi Was God's eternal Son ! 
Our misery reached his heavenly mind. 
And })ity brought him down. 

2 [When justice, by our sins provok*d^ 
Drew foi'ih its dreadful swcrt^, 



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He gave his soul up to the stroke, 

Wittiout a murmuring word.] 
o [He sunk beneath our heavy woes, 

To raise us to his throne: 
There's ne'er a gift his hand bestows, 

But cost his heart a groan.] 
4 This was compassion like a God, 

That when the Saviour knew 
The price of pardon was his blood. 

His pity ne'er withdrew. 

5 Now, though he reigns ex.ilted high, 

His love IS still as great : 

Well he remembers Calvary, 

Nor lets his saints forget. 

6 [Here we behold his bowels roll 

As kind as when he died, 
And see the sorrows of his soul 
Bleed through his wounded side.] 

7 [Here we receive repeated seals 

Of Jesus' dying love : 
Hard is the wretcii that never feels 
One soft affection move.] 

8 Here let our hearts begn lo melt. 
While we his death recoi-d. 
And, with our joy for pardon'd guilt. 
Mourn that we pierc'd the Lord. 

K^o) Hymn 5. B. 3. CM. « 
*^^'^ ^ York Arlington 

C/irhi the bri'cid of life. 

IT El' us adore the Eternal Word, 
JLi 'Tis he our souls hath fed : 
Thou art our living stream, O Lord, 
And thou the immortal bread. 

2 [The manna came from lower skies,. 

But Je-us from above ; 
V/Jiere the fresh springs of pleasure rise, 
And rivers fl-w with love. 

3 The Jews, the fathers, died t last. 

Who ate that heavenly bread ; 
But these provisions "which we taste, 
Can raise us from the dead.] 

4 Bless'd be the Lord, who gives his flesh 

To nourish dying men ; 
And often spreads his table fresh, 
Lest we sh<oud faint again. 

5 Our souls shall draw their heavenly 

While Jesus finds supplies ; [brt- ath. 
Nor shall our graces sink to death, 
For Jesus never dies. 

6 [Daily our mortal flesh decays, 

But Christ, our life, shall come ; 
His unresisted power shall raise 
Our bodies from the tomb.] 



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HvMN 6. B. 3. L. M. m 
Dunstan, Old Hundred. 
The memorial o*' oitr absent Lord, 

1 JESUS is gone above the skies, 

Where our weak sens-rs reach him not j 
And carnal objects court our eyes, 
To thrust our Saviour from our thought, 

2 He knows what wandering hearts we 
Apt to forget his lovely face ; [have, 
And, to refresh our minds, he gave 
These kind memorials of his grace. 

3 The Lord of life this table spread 
With his own flesh and dying blood ? 
We on the rich provision feed. 
And taste the wine, and bless our God. 

4 Let sinful sweets be all forgot. 
And earth grow less in our esteem ; 
Christ and his love fill every thought. 
And faith and hope be fix'd on him, 

5 While he is absent from our sight, 
'Tis to prepare our souls a place. 
That we may dwell in heavenij' light. 
And live forever near his face. 

6 [Our eyes look upward to -the hills, 
Whence our returning Lord shall come: 
We wait thy chariot's awful wheels, 
To fetch our longing spirits home.] 

KA^l Hymn 7. B. 3. L. M. b 

^ ^ ^ S Kirke, Carthage, Putney. 
C ruclf.xifjn to the rvorld by the cross of Christ, 

1 ^yH^--^ ^ survey the wondrous cross 

On which the Prince of glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride* 

2 Forbid it. Lord, that I should boast. 
Save in the death of Christ, my God : 
All the vain things that charm me most,. 
I sacrifice them to his blood. 

3 See irom his head, his hands, his feet. 
Sorrow and love flow mitigled down; 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet? 
Or liiorns compose so rich a crown? 

4 [His dying crimson, like a robe. 
Spreads o'er his body on the tree ;. 
Then am I dead to all the globe, 
And all the globe is dead to me.] 

5 Were the whole realm of nature mine^ 
That were a present far too small ; 
Love so amazing, so divine. 
Demands my soul, my life, my all ! 



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Hymn 8. B, 3. C. M. 

Rochester, St. Anns. 
The tree of life. 



M 



1/^iOME, let us jom a joyful tune 
\j To oiir exalted Lord, 



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Ye saints on high, around his throne, 
And we around his board. 

2 Whiie once upon this lower ground. 

Weary and f int ye stood. 
What dear refreshments here ye found 
From this immortal food ! 

3 The tree of hfe, that near the throne 

In heaven's high garden grows. 
Laden with grace, bends gently down 
Its ever smiling boughs. 

4[Hovering among the leaves,there stands 
The sweet celestiil Dove ; 
And Jesus on the branches hangs 

The barner of his love. 
5'Tis a young h aven of strange delight 
. While in his shade we sit ; 
Hs fruit is pleasing to the sight. 
And to the taste as sweet. 
6New life it spreads through dying hearts, 
And cheers the drooping mind; 
Vigour and joy the juice imparts. 
Without a Sling behind.] 

7 Now let the flaming weapon stand, 

And goard all Eden's trees; 
There's ne'er a plant in all that land, 
That bears such fruits as these. 

8 Infinite grace our souls adore. 

Whose wondrous hand has made 
This living b.anch of soveieign power 
To raise and heal the dead. 

K4>j) Hymn 9. B. 3. S. M. f« 

^ Thctcher, St Thomas. 
The s/iirily th^ water^ and the blood. 

1 T ET all our tongues be one, 
JLi To praise » ur Ciod on high. 

Who frem his !)osom sent his Son, 
To fetch us strangers nigh. 

2 Nor let our voices cease 

To sing the Saviour's n ;me : 
Jesus, the ambassador of peace, 
How cheerfully he caine! 

3 It cost him cries and tears 
To bring us near to God ; 

Great was our debt, and he appears 
To make the payment good. 

4 [My S^.viour's pierced side 
Pour'd out a double flood ; 

By water we are purify 'd, 
"And p.trdon'd by the blood. 

5 Infinite was our jjuilt, 

But he, our P.iest, atones; 
On the cold ground his life was spilt, 
And otFer'd with his groans.] 

6 Look up, my Soul, to him 
Whose deaxh was thy desert. 



And humbly view the living stream 
Flow from his breaking heart. 

7 There, on the cursed tree. 
In dying pangs he lies, 

Fulfils his Father's* great decree. 
And all our wants supplies. 

8 Thus the Redeemer came, 
By water, and by blood; 

And when the Spirit speaks the same, 
We feel his witness good. 

9 While the Eternal Three 
Bear their record above. 

Here I believe he died for me, 
And seal my Saviour's love. 

10 [Lord, cleanse my soul from sin, 
Nor let thy grace depart; 

Great Comforter, abide within. 
And witness to my he art,] 



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Hymn 10. B. 3. L. M. £ 

Bath, Eaton, 
Christ crucified, the rvisdom andperver of God. 
ll^TATURE with open volume stands, 
X^ To spread her Maker's praise abroad; 
And every I.ibour of his hands 
Shows something worthy of a God. 

2 But in the grace that rescuM man, 
His brightest form of glory shines ; 
Here, on the cross, His fairest drawn 
In precious biood, and crimson lines. 

3[Here his whole name appears complete; 
Nor wit can guess, nor reason prove, 
Which of the letters best is writ, 
The power, the wisdom, or the love.] 

4 Here 1 behold his inmost heart, [Join ; 
Where grace and vengeance strangely 
Piercing his Son with sharpest smart, 
To make the purchased pleasures mine, 

5 O, the sweet wonders of that cross. 
Where God the Saviour lov'd and died I 
Her noblest life my spirit draws 
From his dear wounds and bleeding side. 

6 1 would forever speak his name. 
In sounds to mortal ears unknown. 
With angels join to praise the Lamb, 
And worship at his Father's throne. 

K^q? Hymn IL B. 3. CM. H 
*^^" > St Asaphs, Devizes. 

f^ard n hrcuq-ht to our fejises. 

1 X ORO, how divine thy comforts are ! 
JLi luw heavenly is the place, 

W^aere Jesus spreads the sacred feast 
Of his redeeming grace! 

2 There the rich bounties of our God 

And sweetest glories shine ; 



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There Jesus says that ** I am his, 
*' And my Beloved's mine." 

3"Here," saith the kind redeeming Lord, 
And shows his wounded side, 
** See here the spring of all your joys, 
" That open'd when I died I" 

4 [He smiles, and cheers my mournful 

And tells of all his pain ; [heart, 
'* All this," says he, " Tbore for thee," 
And then he smiles again.] 

5 What shall we pay our heavenly King 

For grace so vast as this! 
He brings our pardon to our eyes, 
And seals it with a kiss. 

6 [Let such amazing loves as these 

Be sounded all abroad; 
Such favours are beyond degrees. 
And worthy of a God.] 

"7 [To Him who wash'd us in his blood, 

Be everlasting praise ; 
Solvation, honour, gbry, power. 
Eternal as his days.] 



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Hymn 12. B, 3. L. M. «f 
Old Hundred, Evening Hymn. 

The gosfiel feast. 

\ [TTOW rich are thy provisions, Lord ! 

XI Thy table furnish'd from above I 

The fruits of life o'erspread the board, 

The cup overflows with heavenly love. 

2 Thine ancient family, the Jews, 
Were first invited to the feast; 
We humbly take what they refuse, 
And Gentiles thy salvation taste. 

3 We are the poor, the blind, the lam^ ; 
And help was far, and death was nigh J 
But at the gospel call we came, 
And every want receiv'd supply. 

4 From the highway that leads to hell. 
From paths of darkness and despair. 
Lord, we are come, with thee to dwell. 
Glad to enjoy thy presence here ] 

5 [What shall we pay th^ Eternal Son, 
That left the heaven of his abode, 
And to this wretched earth came down, 
To bring us, wanderers, back to God ? 

6 It cost him death to save our lives ; 
To buy our souls it cost his own ; 
And all the unknown joys he gives, 
Were bought with agonies unknown. 

7 Our everlasting love is due 

To Him who ransomed sinners lost; 
And pity'd rebels, when he knew 
The vast expense his love would cost.] 



Kcy.X Hymn 13. B. 3. CM. « 

'^'^■*- 3 St. Martins, Christmas. 

Divine love making a feast^and calling in the guests, 

1 TTOW sweet and awful is the place, 
JlI. With Christ within the doors, 
While everlastir^ love displays 

The choisest of her stores! 

2 Here every bowel of our God 

With soft compassion rolls; 
Here peace and pardon, bought with 
Is food for dying souls. [blood, 

3 [While all our hearts and all our songs 

Join to admire the feast, 
Each of us cries,with thankful tongues, 
"Lord, why was I a guest? 

4 " Why was I made to hear thy voice, 

" And enter while there's room, \ 
" When thousands make a wretched 
choice, 
•' And rather starve than come ?''] 
5^Twas the same love that spread the feast 

That sweetly forcM us in; 
Else we had still refus'd to taste, 
And perish 'd in our sin. 

6 [Pity the nations, O our God; 

Constrain the earth to come; 
Send thy victorious word abroad, 
And bring the strangers home. 

7 We long to see thy churches full, 
^ That all the chosen rxe 

May with one voice and heart and soul 
Siipg thy redeeming grace.] 

YMN 14. B, 3, L. M. « 

ercy, Nantwich. 
The song of Simeon ; or, a sight of Christ makes 

death easi/' 
1 1VrOW have our hearts embrac'd our 
J^ God; 

We would forget all earthly charms, 
And wish to die as Simeon would. 
With his young Saviosir in his arms, 

2 Our lips should learn that joyful song. 
Were but our hearts prepared like his ; 
Our souls slill waiting to be gone, 
And at thy word depart in peace. 

3 Here we have seen thy face, O Lord, 
And viewM salvation with our eyes, 
Tasted and felt the living Word, 
The bread descending from the skies, 

4 Thou hast prepar'd this dying Lamb, 
Hast set his blood before our Aice, 
To teach the terrors of thy name, 
And show the wonders of thy grace. 

5 He is our light ; our morning-star 
Shall shine on nations yet unknown ; 
The glory of thine Israel here, 
And joy of spirits near thy throne . 



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Hymn 15. B. 3. C. M. 

St. Anns, Abridge. 
Lord Je/ius at hifi own table 



THE LORD'S SUPPER. 
iSi 



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1 [rpHK memory of our dying Lord 

JL Awakes a thankful tongue; 
Hov/ rich he soread his ro} al board. 
And bless'd the food, and sung! 

2 Happy the men that eat this bread, 

But'dou'-»ly bless'd was he 
That gently b .w'd his loving head, 

And lean'd it. Lord, on thee. 
^ By faith the same delights we taste 

As that great favouriie did. 
And sit, and lean on Jesus' breast. 

And take the heavenly bread.] 

4 Down from the palace of the skies. 

Hither the King descends! 
*'Come, my beloved, eat (he cries) 
" And drink salvation, friends. 

5 [*' My flesh is food and physic ton, 

"A bfllm for all your pains: 
" And the red streams of pnrdon flow 
"From these my pierced veins,"] 

SHosanna to his bounteous love, 

For such a feast below ! 
And yet he feeds his sxints above 

With nobler blessings too. 

7[Come,the dear day,the glorious hour, 

That brings our souls to restf 

Then we shall need these types no more, 

But dwell at th' heavenly feast.] 

^'^^l Mear, Irish. 

The agonies of Christ 

1 "IVT^W let our pains be all forgot, 
Ji3l Our hearts no more repine; 
Our sufferings are not v/orth a thought, 

When, Lord, compar'd with thine. 

2 In lively figures here we see 

The bleeding Prince of love : 
Each of us hopes he died for me, 
And then out- griefs remove. 

3 [Our humble faith here takes her rise, 

While sitting round his board ; 
And back to Calvary she fli.s. 
To view her gro ning Lord. 

4 His soul, what agenies it felt 

When his own God with in w ! 
And the large load of all our guilt 
Lay heavy on him too ! 

5 But the Divinity within 

Suppfirted him to bear; 
Dying, he conquer'd hell and sin, 
Aiid made his triumpli there.] 

6 Grace, wisdom, justice, join'd and 

The wonders of that day : [wrought 



No mortal tongue, no mortal thought 
Can equal thanks repay. 

r Our hymns should sound like those 
Could we our voices raise ; [al)')ve. 
Yet, Lord, our hearts shall all be love, 
And all our lives be praise. 

k^k) Hymn 17. B. 3 S. M. * 

'^^'^ \ St. Thomas, Ustic, Pelham. 

Incomparable food ; or, the pesh and Mood ofC/nist. 

1 L'^^ri-'" ^^"S ^'^^ amazing deeds 

T T Tiiat grace divine perf rms ; 
Th' eternal God comes down and bleed*, 
To nourish dying worms. 

2 This soul reviving wins, 
Dear Saviour, 'tis thy bloxl : 

We thank that sacred flesh of thine 
For this immortal food,] 

3 The banquet that we eat 

Is made of heavenly things; 
Earth hath no dainties half so sweet 
As our Redeemer brings. 

4 In vain had Adam sought. 
And search'd his garden round. 

For there was no such blessed fruit 
In ail that happy ground. 

5 Th' angelic liost above 
Can never taste this frod ; 

They feast upon their Maker's love, 
But not a Saviour's blood. 

6 On us the Almighty Lord 
Bestows his matchless grace; 

And meets us with some cheering word. 
With pleasure in his face. 

7 Come, all ye drooping saints. 
And banquet with the King ; 

This wine v/i :i drown your sad complaints, 
And tuhe your voice to sing. 

8 Salvation to the name 

Of ou'- adored Christ : [claim, 
Thr ugh the wide eai th his grace pro- 
His glory in the highest. 

Hymn 18. B. 3. L. M. « 

Gloucester, Wells, Bath. 
77i«° sa?ne. 

1 TESUS ! we bow before thy feet ! 
^ Thy table is divinely stored ! 
Thy sacred tlesh our souls have eat, 
'Tis living bread — we thank thee, Lord! 

2 And here we drink our Saviour's blood ; 
We thank thee, Lord.' Mis generous wine; 
Pdinaled with love, the fountain (low'd 
From that dear bleeding heart of thine. 

3 On earth is no such sweetness found, 
For the Lamb"'s llesh is heavenly food ; 
In vain we search the globe around 
For bread so fine, or wine so good. 



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4 Carnal provisions can at best 
But cheer the heart, or warm the head, 
But the rich cordial that we taste 
Gives life eternal to the dead. 

5 Joy to the Master of the feasfe*, 
His name our eouls forever bless ! 
To God the King, and God the Priest, 
A loud hosanna round the place. 

iriy-^} Hymn 19. B. 3. L. M. » 

•^^^ $ Eaton, Portugal. 

Glonj in the cress ; or, not ashamed of 
Christ cruciji' d. 

1 A T th}- command, our dearest Lord, 
J\_ Here we attend thy dj^ing feast ; 
Thj^ blood, like wine, adorns thy board. 
And thine own desh feeds every guest. 

2 Our faith adores thy bleeding love. 
And trusts for life in one that died ; 
We hope for heavenly'- crowns above 
From a Redeemer crucified. 

3 Let the vain world pronounce it shame, 
And fling their scandals on thy cause ; 
We come to boast our SaviourVs name, 
And make our triumphs in his cross. 

4 With joy we tell the scoffing age,' 
He that was dead has left his tomb ; 
He lives above their utmost rage, 
And we are waiting till he come. 

jr9Q") Hymn 20. B. 3. CM. « 

^^^J Bedford, Rochester. 
The firovhionsfor the table of our Lord; 
or, the tree of Vfe, and river of love. 
IX ORD, we adore thy bounteous hand, 
JLi And sing the solemn feast, 
Where sweet celestial dainties stand 
For every willing guest. 

2 [The free ol:' life adorns the board 
With rich immortal fruit. 
And ne'er an angry flaming sword 
To guard the passage to't. 

5 The ciqD stands crown'd wi;h living 

Tiie t\^untain flows above, [juice ; 

And runs down streaming, for our use. 

In rivulets of love.] 

4 The food's prepar'd by heavenly art, 
Tlie pleasures well reflsi'd"; [heart. 
They s|)read new life tlvrough every 
And clieer the drooping mind. 

5Shnut and proclaim the Savioiir's love, 

Ye s:u:*ts that taste his wine ; 
Join with your kindred saints above, 
In loud liosann:is join. 

6 A thousand glories to the God 

Wlio gives such joy as this ; 
Hosanna ! let it sound abroad,. 
And reach where Jesus is. 



THE LORD'S SUPPER. 

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Hymn 21. B. 3. CM. 
Rochester, Bray. 

The triumphal feast for Christ's victory over sin, 
and deaih, and hell. 

1 [^OME, let us lift cur voices high, 
"Xj High as our joys arise ; 

And join the soi gs above the sky, 
Where pleasure never dies. 

2 Jesus, the God, who fought and bled, 

And conquered when he fell; 
Who rose, and at his chariot wheels 
Dragg'd ali the powers of hell.] 

3 [Jesus, the God, invites us here, 

To this triumphal feast, 
Ar-d brings immortal blessings down 
For each redeemed gut St.] 

4 The Lord ! how glorious is his face ? 

How kind his smiles appeir ! 
And. O ! what melting words he says 
To every humble ear! 

5* "For you, the children of my love, 
**It was for you I died; 
*' Behold my hands, beliold my feet, 
" And l(jok into my side. 

6 " These <ire the wounds for you I bore, 

" Tiie tokens of my pains, 
"When I came down to free your souls 
*' Fr .m misery and chains. 

7 [ "Justice unsheath'd its fiery s\vord, 

"Ad plang'd it in my heurt ; 
** L;finite pangs for you I bore, 
"And most tormenting smart. 

8 "When hell, and all its spiteful powers 

" Stood dre idful in my way, 
" To rescue those dear lives of yours, 

" 1 gave my owii away. 
9 "But while I bled, andgroui'd and 

" I ruin'd Satan's throne ; [died, 
" High on m.y cross 1 hung, and *-py'd 

" The monster tumbling down. 
10 " Now you must triumpli at my feast, 

"And taste my fle^h, my blcxxi ; 
" And live eteniai a:.^es bless'il, 

"For 'tis immortal food." 



what can we pay 
divine ? 



II Victorious God! 
For favours so 
We would devote our hearts away, 
To be forever thine ] 

12We give the sL rd, ur highest pruse, 
The tribute of our tongues; 
But themes so infinite as these 
Exceed our noblest songs. 

! Kon I Hymn 22. B. 3. L. M, * 
I ^^^ 5 97th Psalm, Wells. 

77'f co?)i/iaf-:sion of a di/iri^^ Christ. 
UIl spirits join t' adore tlie Lanjb; 
O that our feeble lips could move 



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In strains immortal as his name, 
And melting as his dying love. 

2 Was ever equal pity found ? 

The Prince of heaven resigns his breath, 
And pours his life out on the ground. 
To ransom guilty worms from death ! 

3 [Rebels, we broke our Maker's laws ; 
He from the threatening set us free ; 
Bore the full vengeance on his cross, 
And nail'd the curses to the tree.] 

4 [The law proclaims no terror now, 
And Sinai's thunder roars no more, 
From all his wounds new blessings flow, 
A sea of joy without a shore. 

5Here we havewash'd our deepest stains, 
And heaPd our wounds with heavenly 

blood : 
Blessed fountain I springing from the veins 
Of Jesus, our incarnate God.] 

6 In vain our mortal voices strive 
To speak compassion so divine ; 
Had we a thousand live? to give, 
A thousand lives should all be thine. 

Kcy. ) Hymn 23. B 3. C. M. » 

^^^ S Bedford, Dundee. 

Grace and glory by the di-ath of Christ, 

li[ Q ITTING around our Father's board, 

S We raise t-ur tuneful breath. 

Our faith beholds her dying Lord, 

And dooms our sins to dtath.] 

2 We see the blood of Jesus shed, 

Whence all our pardons rise; 
The sinner views th* at-^nennent made, 
And loves the sacrifice. 

3 Thy cruel thorns, thy shameful cross, 

Procure us heavenly crowns : 
Our highest g^io springs from thy loss; 
Our healing from tliy wounds. 

4 ! "'tis impossible tliat we, 

Who dwell in feeble clay, 
Should equal sufferings bear for thee, 
Or equal thanks repay. 

^cycy \ Hymn 24. B. 3 C. M. » 
Oo^ ^ York, St. James 

Pardon and strength from Christ. 
l'Ti^ATHER,we w.-iitto feel thy grace, 

3l To see thy glories shine ; 

The Lord will his own t,<bie bless, 
And make the feast divine. 

2 We touch, we taste the heavenly bread, 

We drink the sacred cup : 
With outward forms our sense is fed, 
Our souls rejoice in hojje. 

3 We shall appear before the throne 

Of our forgiving God, 



Dress'd in the garments of his Son, 
And sprinkled with his blood. 

4 We shall be strong to run the race, 

And climb the upper sky : 
Christ will provide our souls with grace : 
He bought a large supply. 

5 [Let us indulge a cheerful frame. 

For joy becomes a feast ; 
We love the memory of his name 
More than the wine we taste.] 

KQo > Hymn 25. B. 3. C. M. « 
^^^ S Devizes, Barby. 

Divine glories and graces. 

1"¥¥0VV are thy glories here displayed; 

JjL Great God,how bright the shine; 

While at thy won we break the bread. 

And p'<ur the flowing wine! 

2 Here thy revenging justice stands. 

And pleads its dreadful cause ; 
Hf're saving mercy spreads her hands, 
Like Jesus on the cross. 

3 Th\ saints attend, with every grace. 

On thi-i great sacrifice; 
And love appears with cheerful face. 
And faith with fixed eves. 

4 Our hope in waiting posture sits, 

l"o heaven directs her sight; 
Here eve'-y warmer passion meets, 
And warn>er powers unite. 

5 Zeal and reveng'^ perform their part, 

And rising sin destroy ; 
Repentance comes with aching heart. 
Yet not forbids the joy. 

6 Dear Saviour, change our faith to 

Let sin forever die ; [sight ; 

Then shall our souls be all delight. 
And every tear be dry. 



VrWVWVW 



SOLOMON'S SOJSTG. 

koa\ Hymn 66. B. 1. L. M. « 

^'^'^i Italy, Newcourt. 

Christy the King, at his table. 

I'W ET him embrace my soul, and prove 
J_J Mine interest in his heavenly love : 
The voice that tells me, "Thou art mine,'* 
Exceeds the blessings of the vine. 

2 On thee* th' anointing Spirit came. 
And .spread the savour of thy name ; 
That oil of gladness and of grace 
Draws virgin souls to meet thy face. 

3 Jesus, allure me by thy charms; 
My soul shall fly into thine arms ; 
Our wandering f ; i thy favours bring 
To the fair chambers of the King. 



635, 536 



SOLOxMON'S SONG. 



537, 538 



4 [Wonder and pleasure tune our voice 
To speak thy praises, and our joj's ; 
Our rneranry keeps this love of thine 
Beyond the taste •of richest wine.] 

5 Though in ourselves deformM we are, 
And black as Kedar's tents appear, 
Yet when we put thy beauties on, 
Fair as the courts of Solomon. 

6 [While at his table sits the King, 
]£e loves to see us smile and sing; 
Our graces are otir best perfume. 
And breathe like spikenard round the 

room.] 

7 As myrrh, new bleeding from the tree^ 
Such is a dying Christ to me : 
And while he makes my soul his guest, 
My bosom, Lord, shall be thy rest. 

S [No beams of cedar or of fir 
Can v.ith thy courts on earth compare ; 
And here we wait until thy love 
Raise us to nobler seats above] 

Ko-) H\Ms67. B. 1. L, M. a 

^^"^ S Gloucester, Portugal. 

Srfkiti^i; fht //astures of Christ our shepherd. 

IFT^HOU, ivhom ray soul admires above 
X All earthly joy, and earthly love. 
Tell me, dear Shepherd-, let me know 
Wiiere doth thy sweetest pasture grow ?j 

2 Where is the shadow of that roc-k, 
Tliat from the sun defends tliy flock r 
Fain would I feed among thy sheep. 
Among tiiem rest, among them s-leep. 

3 Why should thy bride appear like one! 
That turns a^ide to paths unknown ?j 
I\ly constant fec-t wo4i}d never rove,j 
would never seek another love, j 

4 [The footsteps of thy ilock 1 fee ; 
'1 hy sweetest pastures here they be : 
A wondrous feast Ihy Jove prepares, 
Bought with thy wounds and groans 

and tears. 

5 His dearest flesh he makes my food, 
And bids nae drink his richest blood : 
Here to these hills my soul will come, 
Till my BelovetJ lead me home.] 

KQfi? Hymn 68 B. 1. L. M. # 

^'^^3 Wells, Shoel. 

The bfinqutt of' love. 

ITIEHOLD the l^ose of Sharon here, 
XJ The lily which Ihe valleys bear ; 
Behold the tree of life, that gives 
Refreshing fruit and healing leaves. 

S Among the thorns s^ lilies shine, 
Among wild gourds the noble vine; 
So in mine eyes my Saviour proves. 
Amidst a thousand meaner loves, I 
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537 1 



3 Beneath his cooling shade I sat. 
To shield me from the burning heat ; 
Of heavenly fruit he spreads a feast, 
To feed my ej-es, and please my taste. 

4 [Kindly he brought me to the place 
AVhere stands the banquet of his grace ; 
He saw me faint, and o'er my head 
The banner of his love he spread. 

5 With living bread and generous wine 
He cheers this sinking heart of mine; 
And opening his own heart to me, [be. 
He shows his thoughts, how kind they 

6 O never let my Lord depart ; 

Lie down and rest upon my heart 
I charge my sms not once to move 
Nor stir, nor wake, nor grieve my love* 

Hymn Q9, B. L L M. « 

Italy, Roth well, Castle Street. 
C/m.st Qjilicaring to his churchy and 
iet'kiug' her coinfiany. 

1 rilllE voice of my Beloved sounds 

J- O v^r the rocks and rising grounds ; 
O'er hills of guilt, and seas of grief, 
He leaps, he flies to my relief. 

2 Now, through the veil of flesh, I see 
With eyes of love he looks at me ; 
Now in the gospel's clearest glass 
He shows the beauties of his face. 

3 Gently he draws my heart along, 
Both with his beauties and his tongue*, 
'^Ri?e," faith ray Lord, make haste' 

away ; 
" No mortal joys are worth thy stay. 
4 '-The Jewish wintry state is gone, 
"The mists are fled,the .spring comes on » 
"The sacred turtle-dove we hear 
''Proclaim the new, the joyful year. 

5 " 7 h' immortal vine of heavenly root 
"Blossoms and budp,and gives her fruit." 
Lo, We are come to taste the wine 
Our souls rejoice, and bless the vine. 

6 And when we hear our Jesus say, 
" Rise up, my love, make haste away !" 
Our hearts would fain outfly the wind, 
And leave all earthly loves behind. 

KQQ? HVMN70. B. ]. L. M. m 
S Eaton, Truro. 

Chi'ist invitiTig^ and the church en- 
snveriyig the imritation. 

1 TTARK .' the Redeemer from on high 
XX Sweetly invites his favourites nigh; 
From caves of darkness and of doubt* 
He gently speaks, and calls us out] 

2 "My dove, who hidest in, the rotk, 

'^ Thine heart almost with scYrtj-w broke, 



5t59 



** Lift up thy face, forget thy fear, 
'* And let thy voice delight mine ear. 

3*' Thy voice to me sounds ever sweet; 
"My graces in thy counfnance meet: 
"Though the vain world thy face despise, 
" 'Tis bright and comely in mine eyes.'' 

4 Dear Lord, our thankful heart receives 
The hope thine invitation gives ; 
To thee our joyful lips shall raise 
The voice of prayer and that of praise. 

o ri am my love's, and he is mine ; 
Our hearts, our hopes, oiir passions join ; 
.^*or let a motion, nor a word. 
Nor thought arise to grieve my Lord. 

My soul to pastures fair he leads, 
Among the lilies where he feeds ; 
Among the £aiiits(whose robes are white, 
W&sh'd in his blood) is his delight. 

7 Till the day break, and shadows Hee, 
'J'ill the sweet dawning light I see, 
Thine eyes to me-ward often turn. 
Nor let my soul in darkness mourn. 

8 Be like a hart on mountains green. 
Leap o^'er the hills of fear and sin ; 
Nor guilt nor unbelief divide 

My love, my Saviour, from ray fide. 

roq) Hymn 7 L B. 1. L. M. g^, 

*^^^^ Portugal, German. 

Christ found in the street, aiid brought 
to the church 

1 r^FTEN I seek my Lord by night, 
\y Jesus, my love, my souTs delight ; 

With W'lwm desire and restless thought, 
1 seek him oft, but find him not. 

2 Then I arise and search tlie street. 
Till I my Lord, my Saviour meet 1 
f ask the watchmen of tlie night, 
"Where did you se*i my souPs delight ?" 

3 Sometimes I find him in my way, 
Directed by a heavenly ray ; 

i leap for joy to see his face. 
And hold him fast in mine embrace. 

4 [I bring him to my n:o1iiei'i home ; 
Nor does my Lord refuse to come, 
To Sion's sacred chamber?, where 
My f-oul first drew the ' vital air. 

5 He givets me there his bleeding heart, 
Pierc'd for my sake with deadly smart: 
I give my soul to him, and there 
Our loves their mutual tokens share.] 

I I charge you all, ye earthly toys. 
Approach not to disturb my joys ; 
Sqc sin, nor hell come near my heart, 
'"Vor'caa.se my Saviour to depart. 



SOLOMON'S SONG. 
510 



540, 541 

Hymn 72. B. 1. L. M. M 

Shoel, Portugal. 
j The coronation of Christ ; and es/ious- 
i ah of the church. 

ITpi AUGHTERS of Sion, come, behold 
JLr Tlie crown of honour and of gold, 
Which the glad church, with joys un- 
known. 
Placed on the head of Solomon. 

2 Jesus, thou everlasting King, 
Accept the tribute which we bring; 
Accept the well deservM renown. 
And wear our praises as thy crown. 

3 Let every act of worship be 
Like our espousals. Lord, to thee ; 
Like the dear hour, when from above 
W^e first received thy pledge of love. 

4 The gladness of that happy daj'. 
Our hearts would wish it long to stay ; 
Nor let our faith forsake its hold, 
Nor comfort sink, nor love grow cold. 

5 O ! let each minute, as it flies. 
Increase thy praise, improve our joys; 
1 ill we are raisM to sing thy name, 
At the great supper of the Lamb. 

6 O that the months would roll away. 
And bring that coi^natio.a day I 
The King of grace snail fill the throne, 
With all his feather's glories on. 

} Hymn 73. B. L L. M. jg 

<> Winchester, Newcourt. 
Tlie churches beauty in the eyes of Christ. 

1 "ST' IND is the speech of Christ our Lord, 
j^k. A/Fection sounds in every word ; 
"■' Lo, thou art fair, my love,'' he cries ; 
"Not tlie young doves have sweeter eyes. 

2 [" Sweet are thy lips, thy pleasing voice 
'* Salutes mine ear wiih secret jojs ; 
" ^•[o spice so much delights the smell, 
*' Nor milk nor honey tastes so well,] 

3 " Thou art all fair, my bride, to me ; 
"I will behold no spot in thee." 
W'hat mighty wonders love performs, 
And puts a comeliness on worms I 

4 Defil'd and loathsome as we are, 
He makt^s us white, and calls us fair ; 
Adorns us with that heavenly dress, 
His graces, and his righteousness. 

5 " My sister, and my spouse," he cries, 
" Bound to my heart by various ties, 
'• Thy powerful love my heart retains 
" In strong delight and pleasing chains.'* 

t> He calls me from the leopard's den, 
From this wide world of beasts and men, 
To Sion, where his glories are : 
Not Lebanon is iiaJl' so fair. 



541 



542, 54^ 

7 Nor dens of prey, nor flowery plains, 
Nor eftrthly joys, nor earthly pain?, 
Shall hold my (eet^ or force my stay. 
When Christ invites my soul away. 

xAol Hymn 74. B. 1. L. M. « 

^^•^ i Green's Hundredth, Bath. 

T/ii" church the garden of Christ. 
^Wf^ are a garden wall'd around, 
f f Chosen and made peculiar ground, 
A little spot inclos'd by grace. 
Out of the world's wide wilderness. 

2 Like trees of myrrh and spice we stand, 
Planted by God the Father's hand ; 
And all his springs in Sion flow, 
To make the young plantation grow. 

3 Awiake, O heavenly wind, and come, 
Blow on this garden of perfume ; 
Spirit divine, descend and breathe, 
A gracious gale on plants beneath. 

4jMake our best spices flow abroad, 
To entertain our Saviour God: 
And faith, and love, and joy appear,! 
And every grace be active here. 

5 [Let my Beloved come and ta«te 
His pleasant fruits at his own feast : 
*' I come, my spouse, I come," he cries, 
"With love and pleasure in his eyes. 

6 Our Lord into his garden comes. 
Well pleas'd to smell our poor perfumes; 
And calls us to a feast divine. 
Sweeter than honey, milk or wine. 

7 " Eat of the tree of life, my friends, | 
"The blessings that my Father sends ;| 
"Your taste shall all my dainties prove,! 
*'Aad drink abundance of my love."! 

8 Jesus, we will frequent thy board, | 
And sing the bounties of our Lord:! 
But the rich food on which we live; 
Demands more praise than toncfuescan! 

give.] I 

HmN75. F.I. L. M. aj 
Winchesfer, Luton. | 

T'-e d^scrifition of Christ, Che beloved.: 

IfT^rlE wond'ring world inqures to knowi 

A Why 1 should love my Jesus =o ; j 

'^Whatare his charms," say they,"above 

*'The objects of a mortal love ?" ' 

2 Yes, my beloved, to my siglit, | 

Shows a sweet mixture, red and white ;! 
All human beauties, all divine, j 

beloved meet and shine. ! 



SOLOMON'S SONG. 



544 



543 1 



In 



my 



3 White is his soul, from blemish free 
Red with the blood he shed for me 
The fairest of ten thousand fairs ; 
A sun among ten thousand stars. 



4 [His head the finest gold excels ; 
There wisdom in perfection dwells, 
And glory like a crown adorns 
Those temples once beset with thorns, 

5 Compassions in his heart are found. 
Hard by the signals of his wound : 
His sacred side no more shall bear 
The cruel scourge, the piercing spear.] 

6 [His hands are fairer to behold 
Than diamonds set in rings of gold : 
Those heavenly hands, that on the tree 
Were naii'd, and torn, and bled forme. 

7 Though once he bow'd his feeble knees, 
Loaded with sins and agonies. 
Now, on the throne of his command, 
His legs like marble pillars stand.] 

8 [His eyes are majesty and love, 
'i'he eagle temper^! with the dove ; 
No more shall trickling sorrows roll 
Through those dear windows of his soul.'j 

9 His mouth that pourM out long complaint* 
Now smiles,and cheers his fainting saint*;; 
His countenance more graceful is 
Than Lebanon with all its trees. 

10 All over glorious is my Lord, 
Must be belov'd, and yet ador'd : 
His worth if all the nations knew, 
Sure the whole earth would love him too. 



544} 



Hymn 76. B. I. h. M. 

Eaton, Italy, Roth well. 



^ 



Chriat ihvclls in heaven, bnt visits on earth. 

1 "l^^irHEN strangers stand and heat 

?T me tell 

What beauties in ray Saviour dwell. 
Where he is gone they fain would know, 
. That they may seek and love him too. 

2 My best beloved keeps his throne 
On hills of light, in worlds unknown , 
But he descends, and shows his face 
In the young gardens of his grace. 

3 [In vineyards planted by his hand, 
Where fruitful trees in order stand, 
He feeds aruoiig the spicy beds, 
Where lilies show their spotless heads. 

4 He has engrossM ray warmest love ; 
No earthly charms my soul can move : 
I have a mansion in his heart, 
Nor death nor hell shall make us part.] 

5 [He takes my soul ere I'm aware. 
And shows me where h^s glofies are; 
No chariot of Amminadib 

The heavenly rapture can describe. 
G O may ray spirit daily rise 
O'l wings of faith above the skic?', 
Till death shall make ray last remove, 
To dwell forever with my love.] 



545, 546 

545? 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



547, 54.8 



j»[ 



Hymn 77. B. 1. L. M. 

Shoel, Castle Street. 
T/iC love of Chriit to the Cftnrtb, in his language 

to her, and pruvinva for fwr. 

l^TOW, iu the galleries of his grace, 

X "^ Appears the Kintj^atul llius he savs, 

'•'How luir my- saints are in my sight. 

'•* My love how pleasant for delight 1" 

2 Kind is thj' larigtiage, sovereign fx^rd, 
Tlicre's heavenly grace in ^i\•tvy word ; 
From that dear mouth a stream d vine 
Flows, sweeter than the choicest wine. 

3 Such wondrous love awakes the lip 
vJf saints that were almost asleep, 

To speak the praisas of thy uame, 
And makes our Cold affections flame. 

4 These are the joys he lets us know 
In fields and villages below : 
fiives us a relish of his love, 

But keeps his nobltst feast above. 

6 In paradise, within the gates, 
An higiier enteitainmeBt waits ; 
Truits new and old, laid u}) in store, 
Wher^, we shall feed, but thirst no more. 

ftp) Hymn 78. B. 1. L. M. & 
•^ ^^ $ Shoel. Newcourt. 

Tjcf strength of Christ's love, and the 
h'mL's jealousy of her own, 

110 is this fair one in distress, 
That travels from the wilderness. 
And, press'd with sorrows and with sins, 
On her beloved Lord she leans ? 

•^ This is the spouse of Chrbt our God, 
Bought with the treasure of his blood ; 
And her request, and her complaint 
Is but the voice of every saint.] 

pt '' O let my name engraven stand 
*'• Both on thy heart and on thy hand ; 
••Seal me upon thine arm, and wear 
'^ That pledge of love forever there. 

4 "Stronger than death thy love is known 
*VVVhich Hoods of wrath could never 

drown ; 
*' And hell and earth in vain combine 
*' To quench a fire so much divine. 

5 "But I am jealous of ray heart, 
" Lest it should once from thee depart ; 
" Then let thy name be well impress^! 
" As a fair signet on my breast. 

G "Till thou hast brought me to thy home, 
" VVhcie fears and doubts carj never come, 
" Thy count'nance let me often see, 
" And often thou shalt hear from me. 

7 " Come, my beloved, haste away, 
" Cut short the hours of tliy delay ; 
** Fly like a youthful hart or roe 
«• Over the hills where spices grow." 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



547 ( 



MORNING AND E:V^EN1NG. 

Hymn 79. B. 1. L. M. 
Nantwich, Blendon. 

yl mornin.^ hymn. 



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1 ^1 CD of the morning, at whose voice 
\.^The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, 
And like a giant doth rejoice 

To run his journey through the skies. 

2 From the fair chambers of the cart 
The circuit cf his race begins, 
And, without weaiiness or rest. 
Round the whole earth he llies and thincj:*. 

3 O, like the sun may I fulfil 
Tb' af)pointed duties of tfie day ; 
With ready mind and active will 
March oc, and keep my heavenly way. 

4 [But I shall rove and lose the race, 
If God, my sun, sliould disappear, 
And leave me in tiiis world's wild maze. 
To follow every wandering star.] 

5 Lord, thy commands are clean and pure, 
Enlightening our beclouded eyes ; 
Thy threateuings just, thy promise sure, 
Thy gospel makes the simple wise. 

6 Give me thy counsel for ray guide, 
And then receive me to thy bliss ; 
All my desires and hopes beside 
Are faint and cold, compar'd with tliis; 



548^ 



Hymn 6. B. 2. C. M. ^ 
Abiidge, St Anns. 

A morning song. 
NCE more, my sou', tiie rising day 
Sa.lutes thy waking eyes ; 
Once moi e, my voice, thy tribute pay 
'i'o HiiTi that rules the skies. 

2 Ni^ht unto nighk his n.ime repeats, 

1 he day ren^^ws the sound, 
Wide as the heaven on wiiich he sits, 
To turn the se;isons round. 

3 'Tis he s-jpports my mortal frame ; 

My tongue shall speak his praise; 
Mv Jsins would reuse his wrath to flame, 

And yet his wrath delays. 
4[On a poor worm thy power might tread, 

And I could ne'trr withstand : 
Thy justice might have crusli'd me dead, 

But mercy held thine hand. 
5 A thcusmd wretched souls are fled 

Since the last setting sun; 
And yet thou lengthenest out my thread , 

^Vnd yet my moments ru.i.] 



54», 550, 551 



MORNING AND EVENING. 



DD^* %}0\ 



6 Dear God» let all my hours be thine. 

Whilst I enjoy the light ; 
Then shall my sun in smiles decline, 
And bring a pleasant night. 

t^Q > Psalm 3. L. M. b 

O-iy ^ Ninety-seventh Psalm, Putney. 

ui Tnorning- /isaim. 
11^ LORD, how many are my foes, 
\J Inlhis weak siate of flesh and blood! 
My peace they daily discompose, 
But ray defence and hope is God. 

STir'd with the burdens of the day, 
To thee I rais'd an evening cry : 
Thou heard'st when I began to pray, 
And thine almighty help was nigh. 

3 Supported by thine heavenly aid, 
I laid me down, and slept secure: 

Not death should make my heart afraid, 
Though I should wake and rise no more. 

4 But God sustain'd me all the night ; 
Salvation doth to God belong ; 

He raisVl my head to see the light, 
And make his praise my morning song. 

KKri) HymnSI. B. 1. L. M. ^ 
'^'^^ S Nantwich, Dunstan. 

^ -^ovg for inornir'g or cvenvij^. 
1"%/|Y God, how endless is thy love! 
JLtX Thy gifts are every evening new ; 
And morning mercies, from above, 
Gently distil like early dew. 

2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, 
Great (juardian of my sleeping hours ; 
Thy sovereign word restores the light, 
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 

3 1 3'ield my powers to thy command ; 
To thee 1 consecrate xny days; 
Perpetual blessings from thine hand 
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 

CK^ > Psalm 141. L. M. a 

3 Evening Hymn, Shoel. 
Watchfulness and brotherly refirorf 

A morning or evening psalm. 
I'j^yf'Y God, accept my early vows, 
i^JLLike morning incense in thyliouse; 
And let my nightly worship rise, 
Sweet as the evening sacrifice. 

2 Watch o'er my lips, and guard them, 

Lord, 
From every rash and heedless word ; 
Nor let my feet incline to tread 
The guilty path where sinners lead. 

3 O may the righteous, when I stray, 
Smite and reprove my wandering way ; 
Their gentle words, like ointment siied. 
Shall never bruise, but cheer my head. 

Q2 



4 When 1 behold them press'd with grief, 
I'll cry to Heaven for their relief; 
And by my warm petitions prove 
How much I prize their faithful love; 

KK2 { Hymn 8. B. % C. M. #- 
DD^ ^ Devizes, Christmasr 

ji hymn for morning or evening, 

1 TTOSANNA, with a cheerful sound, 
JLI To God's upholding hand : 

Ten thousand snares attend us round, 
And yet secure we stand. 

2 That was a most amazing power. 

That rais'd us with a word. 
And every day, and every hour 
We lean upon the Lord. 

3 The evening rests our weary head, 

And angels guard the room ; 
We wake, and we admire the bed 
That was not made cur tomb. 

4 The rising morning can't assure 

That we shall end the day ; 
For death stands ready at the door, 
To seize our lives away. 

5 Our breath is forfeited by sfn. 

To (lo'.'s avenging law ; 
We own thy grace, immortal King, 
In every gasp we draw. 

6 God is our siin, whose daily light 

Our joy and safety brings ;, 
Our feeble flesh lies safe at night 
Beneath his shady wings. 



553} 



Hymn 80. B. 1. L. M, 

Quercy, All Saints, 

jin evening hymn. 



* 



innilUS far the Lord has led me on, 
JL Thus far his power prolongs my days. 
And every evening shall make known 
Some fresh memorial of his grac€. 

2 Much of my time has run to waste. 
And I, perhaps, am near my home ; 
But lie forgives my follies past, 

He gives me strength for days to come, 

3 I lay my body down to sleep ; 
Peace is the pillow for my head ; 
While well appointed angels keep 
Their watchful stations round my bed, 

4 In vairr the sons of ea>th or hell 
Tell me a thousand frightful things ; 
My God in safety makes me dwell 
Beneath the shadow of his wings. 

5 [Faith in his name forbids my fear • 
O may thy presence ne'er depart; 
And in the morning make me hear 
The love au(.\ kindness of thy heart. 



554, 555, 556 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



557, 558 



6 Thus when the night of death shall come 
My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, 
And wait thy voice, to rouse my tomb, 
With sweet salvation in the sound.] 

KK4> Hymn 7. B 2. CM. ^ 
^^^l Barby, Bedford. 

jIn evening song. 
1[T^^.EAD Sovereign,let iiy evening 
if Like holy incense rise; [song, 
Assist the offiirings of my tongue 
To reach the lofty skies. 

2 Through all the dangers of the d;iy 

Thy hand was still my guard. 
And still to drive my watits away 
Thy mercy stood prepar'd.] 

3 Perpetual blessings from above 

Encompass me around. 
But O, how few returns of love 
Hath my Creator found ! 

4 What have I done for him that died 

To save my wretched soul? 
How are my follies multiplied. 
Fast as my minutes roll! 

5 Lord, with this guilty heart of mine. 

To thy dear cross I flee, 
And to thy grace niy soul resign, 
To be renewed by thee. 

6 Sprinkled afresh with nardoning blood, 

I lay me down to rest. 
As in th' embraces of my God, 
Or on my Saviour's breast. 

Kf^tal Psalm 4. CM. « 

OOD^ Bedford, Rochester. 

^n evening fmalm. 

1 T ORD, thou wilt hear me when I 
JLi I am forever thine ; [pray ; 

I fear before thee all the duy, 
Nor would I dare to sin. 

2 And while I rest my weary head. 

From cares and business free, 
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed 

With ray own heart and thee. 
31 pay this evening sacrifice; 

And when my work is d<me, 
Great God, my iaith and hope rehes 

Upon thy grace- alone. 
4 Thus, with my thoughts compos'd to 

ril give mine eyes to sleep ; [peace, 
Thy hand in safety keeps n\y days, 

And will my slumbers keep. 

f,^r.l Psalm 139. 3d Part. C M. » 
ODD J Braintree, Arlington. 
The mirciea of d'd innumerable. 

An eTenhig jwalm. 
ORD,when 1 count thy mercies oVr, 
ihey strike me with surprise ; 



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Not all the sands that spread the shore 
To equal numbers rise. 

2 My flesh with fear and wonder stands, 

The product of thy skill ; 
And hourly blessings from thy hands 
Thy thoughts of love reveal. 

3 These on my heart by night I keep ; 

How kind, how dear to me I 

may the hour that ends my sleep. 
Still find my thoughts with thee. 

KKKv > Psalm 63. 21 Part. C M. « 
^^ ' S Bedford, Irish. 

Midnight thoughts rrcollectt d. . 

1 'rjpW AS in the wa.ches of the night 

X. I thought upon thy power ; 

1 kept thy lovely face in sight 
Amid ihc darkest hour. 

2 My flesh lay resti.ig on my bed ; 

My siul arose on high; 
*' My God, my life, my hope," I said, 
'* Bring thy salvation nigh." 

3 My spirit 1 ibours up thine hill, 

And climbs the heavenly road : 
But thy right hand upholds nic still, 
While I pursue my God. 

4 Tliy mercy stretches o'er my head 

The shadow of tliy wings ; 
My heart rejoices in thine aid ; 
My tongue awakes and sings. 

5 But the destroyers of my peace 

Shall fret and rage in vain ; 
Tlie tempter shall iforever cease, 
And all my sins be slain. 

6 Thy sword shall give mv foes to death. 

And send them down to dwell 
In the dark caverns of the earth, 
Or to the deeps of hell. 

THE SEASONS OF THE YEAR. 

KK9.\ Psalm 65. 3d Part. CM. 2i 
^^^ \ St. David, Cambridge. 

The blessings of the sfM-ing ; or, God g^ve^s rain, 
a' psalm for the Husbaiulman. 

1 £^ OOD is the Lord, the heavenly Kin^, 
IjT Who makes the eai th his care ; 
Visits the pastures every spring. 

And bids the grass appear. 

2 The clouds, like rivers, rais*d on high. 

Pour (Alt, at thjr command. 
Their watery blessinp:s from the sky. 
To cheer the thirsty land. 

3 The soften'd ridges of the field 

Permit the corn to spring ; 
The valleys rich provision yield. 
And the poor labourers sing. 

4 The little hills, on every side, 

Kejoice at falling shoWers; 



559, 560 



SEASONS OF THE YEAR. 



561, 562 



Themeado\vs,dress*d in all their pride, 
Perfume the air with flowers. 

5 The barren clods, refresh 'd with rail.-, 

Promise a joyful crop ; 
The purched grounds look green again, 
And raise the reaper's hope. 

6 The various months thy goodness crowns ; 

How bounteous are thy ways; 
The bleating flocks spread o'er the downs. 
And shepherds shout thy praise. 

KKQ? Psalm 65. 2d Part. CM. * 
DDiJ ^ Peterborough, Colchester. 
The firovUlcnce of God in air,, earth,, 
and sea ; or^ the blesdng of rain, 

1 'ri^IS by thy strength the mou.'itains 

A God of eternal power ! [stand, 
The sea grows calm at thy command, 
And tempests cease to roar. 

2 Thy morning light and evening shade 

Successive comforts bring; 
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad, 
Thy flowers adorn the spring. 

3 Seasons and times, and moons and hours, 

Heaven, earth, and air are thine ; 
When clouds distil in fruitful showers, 
The Author is divine. 

4 Those wandering cisterns in the sky, 

Borne by the winds around, 
With watery treasures well supply 
The furrows of the ground. 

5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill, 

And ranks of corn appear; 
Thy ways abound with blessings still, 
Thy goodness crowns the year. 



560^ 



Psalm 147. 2d Part. L. M. » 
Portugal, Antigua. 
Summer and nvinter. 
ITT ET Sion praise the mighty God, 
JLiAnd make hishonoursknown abroad, 
** For sweet the joy, our songs to raise, 
** And glorious is the work of praise.'' 

2 Our children are secure and blest ; 
Our shores have peace, our cities rest ; 
He feeds our ?ons with finest wheat, 
And adds his blessing to their meat. 

3 The changing seasons he ordains, 
The early and the latter rains ; 
His flakes of snow like wool he sends. 
And thus the springing corn defends. 

4 "With hoary frost he strews the ground ; 
His hail descends with clattering sound. 
Where is the man, so vainly bold. 
That dares defy his dreadful cold. 

b He bids the southern breezes blow : 
The jce dissolves, the waters flow : 



But he hath nobler works and ways 
To call his people to his praise. 

6 To all our realm his laws are shown ; 
His gospel through the nation known : 
He hath not thus reveaPd his word 
To every land: — Praise ye the Lord. 
Kg| > Psalm ur. CM. M 

5 Devizes, Parma, 

The seasons of the year. 
ITliriTH songs and honours sounding 
11 Address the Lord on high ! [loud 
Over the heavens he spreads his cloud, 
And waters veil the sky. 

2He sends his showers of blessing? down 
To cheer the plains below ; 
He makes the grass the mountains crown, 
And cum in valleys grow. 

3 He gives the grazing ox his meat ; 

He hears the ravens cry ; 
But man, who tastes his finest wheat, 
Should raise his honours high. 

4 His steady counsels change the face 

Of the declining year ; 
He bids the sun cut short his race. 
And wintry days appear. 

5 His hoary frost, his fleecy snow 

Descend and clothe the ground; 
The liquid streams f -rbear to flow, 
In icy fetters bound. 

6 When from his dreadful stores on high, 

He pojrs the rattling hail, 
The wr tch, that dares this God defy, 
Shall fiad his courage frtil. 

7 He sends his word, and melts the snow. 

The fields no longer mourn ; 
He calls the warmer gaits to blow, 
And bids the spring r Viurn. 

3 The changing wind, the flving cloud 
Obey his mighty word : 
With songs and honours souiuUng loud, 
Praise ye the sovereign Lord. 

t^c^X Psalm 29. L. M. « 

OO^^ Truro, All Saints. 

Storm ond thunder, 
1 1^ IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame, 
\jrGive to the Lord renown and pow- 
Ascribe due honour? >.o his name, [er ; 
And his eternal might adore. 

2 The Lord proclaims his power aloud 
Over the ocean and the land ; 

His voice divides the watery cloud, 
And lightnings blcize at his command, 

3 He speaks, and tempest, hail and wind 
Lay the wide forest bare around ; 
The fearful hart and frighted hind 
Ltap at the terror of the sound. 



563, 564 

4 To Lebanon he turns his voice, 
And lo, the stately cedars break; 
The mountains tremble at the noise, 
The valleys roar, the deserts quake. 

5 The Lord sits sovereign on the flood ; 
The Thunderer reigns forever King : 
But makes his church his blest abode, 
Where we his awful glories sing. 

6 In gentler language, there the Lord 
The counsels of his grace imparts ; 
Amid the raging storm, his word 
Speaks peace and courage to our hearts. 

fff^o ) Hymn 62. B. 2. G. M. b or « 
*^"^ \ Swanwick, London. 

Godthe tfmndaer ; or, the laat judg- 
ment and htU.* . 

1 Q ING to the Lord ye heavenly hosts, 
lo And thou, O earth, adore : 
Let dentil and hell, throuj^h all theii 

Stand trembling at his power, [coasts, 

2 His sounding chariot shakes ilie sky. 

He makes the clouds h's throne; 

There all his stores of lightning lie, 

Till vengeance darts them down. 

3 His nostrils breathe out fiery streams— 

And from his awful loui^ue 
A sovereign voice'divides tlie flames, 
And t')uader roais along! 

4 Think, O my soul, the dreadful day, 

When this incenstd God 
Shall rend the sky, and butn the sea, 
And fling his wr th abroad! 

5 What shall the wretch, the sinner dn ? 

He rnce defy'd the Lord ; 
Bui he shall dread the Thunderer now, 
And sink bentath his word. 

6 Tempests of angry fire shall roll, 

To blast the r«^bel worm, 
And beat up-m his naked suul 
Li one eternal stovm. 

• Made in a snat sudden storra of thunder, August 

20, 1097. 

YOUTH AND OLD AGE. 

KC\a\ Psalm ». 1st Part. L. M. » 
^^^\ Truro, Shoel. 

The hosanna of the children ; or^ in- 
fa nts fi rflidn if G od. 

1 A LMlGIl TY Ruler of the skies, 
jjLThrougl) the wide earth thy name is 
And thine et( rnal glories rise, [spread ; 
O'er ail the heavens thy hands have made. 

£To thee the voices of the young 
A monument of honour raise ; 
And babes, with uninstrucled tongue, 
Declare the wonders of thy praise. 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



565, 566 



565 1 



3 Thy power assists their tender age 
To bring proud rebels to the ground ; 
To still the bold blasphemers' rage, 
And all their policies confound. 

4 Children amid thy temple throng 
To see their great Redeemer's face ; 
The Son of David is their song. 
And young hosannas fill the place. 

5 The frowning scribes and angr}^ priests 
In vain their impious cavils bring ; 
Revenge sits silent in their breasts, 
While Jewish babes proclaim their King. 

Psalm 34. 2d Fart. L. M. b or« 
Portugal, Quercy. 
Religious education ; or, instructions of piety, 
l/"i HILDREN, in years and knowledge 
\J young, 

Your parents' hope, your parents' joy, 
Attend the counsels of my tongue ; 
Let pious thoughts your minds employ. 

2 If you desire a length of days. 
And peace to crown your mortal state. 
Restrain your feet from impious ways, 
Your lips from slander and deceit. 

3 The eyes of God regard his saints,. 
His ears are open to their cries ; 
He sets his frowning face against 
The sons of violence and lies. 

4 To humble souls and broken hearts, 
God with his grace is ever nigh ; 
Pardon and hope his love imparts, 
When men in deep contrition lie. 

5 He tells their tears, he counts tlieic 

groans. 
His Son redeems their souls from death ; 
His Spirit heals their broken bones ; 
They in his praise employ their breath. 

Kr-cj > Psalm 34. 2d Part. C. M. « 
^"" S York, Barby. 

Exhortations to fieace and holiness. 
li^OME, children, learn to Lar the 
\J Lord ; 

And, that your days be bng. 
Let not a false or spiteful word 
Be found upon your tongue. 

2 Depart fronri mischief, practise love. 

Pursue the works ot peace ; 
So shall the Lord your ways approve. 
And set your souls at ease. 

3 His eyes awake to guard the just, 

His ears attend their cry ; 
When broken spirits dwell in dust. 
The God of grace is nigh. 
4What though the sorrows here they taste 
Are sharp and tedious tco, 



5G7, 568 



YOUFH AND OLD AGE. 



569, 570, 571 



The Lord, who SAves them all at last, 
Is Iheii" supporter now. 

5 Evil shall smite the wicked dead, 

But Gcd secures his own, 
Prevents the mischief when they slide, 
Or heals the broken bone. 

6 When desolation, like a flood, 

O'er the proud sinner rolls, 
Saints find a refuge in their God, 
For he redeem 'd their souls. 



567] 



Hymn 91. B. L L. M. D 

Putney, Carthage. 

Jldvice to youtfi ; or^ old ag-e and death 
in on uncon-verted statt^, 

iXrOW, in the heat of youthful blood, 
lyi Remember your Creator, God : 
Behold the months come hastening on, 
When you shall say, "-My joys are gone." 

2 Behold the aged sinner goes, 
Laden with guilt and heavy woes, 
Dov/n to the regions of the dead, 
With c-ndles3 curses on his head. 

3 The dust returns to dust again; 
The soul, in agonies of pain, 
Ascends to God, not there to dwell, 
But hears her doum, and sinks to hell. 

4 Eternal King, i fear thj name ; 
Teach me to know how frail I am ; 
And when my bouI must hence remove, 
<jrive me a mansion in thy love. 

Kf-o) Hymn 89. B. 1. L. M. b 

^^^ S Armley, Eaton. 

Youth and Judgment. 
IVE sons of Adam, vain and young, 
^ Induleeyoureyes,induigeyoiTr tongue, 
Taste the delights your souls desire. 
And give a loose to all your fire. 

2 Pursue the pleasures you design, 
Arid cheer your hearts with songs and wine; 
Enjoy the day of mirth ; but know 
Inhere is a day of judgment too. 

3God from on high beholds your thoughts* 
His book records your secret faults: 
The works of darkness you have done 
Must all appear before the sun. 

4 The vengeance to your follies due. 
Should strike your hearts with terror 

through : 
How will ye stand before his face, 
Or answer for his injurM grace? 

5 Almighty God, turn off their eyes 
From these alluring vanities. 

And let the thunder of thy word 
Awake their souls to fear the Lord. 



569^ 



570 ( 



Hymn 90. B. 1. C. M. b 

Rockinijham, Plymouth, 

I'he same. 

IX O, the young tribes of Adam rise, 

JLi And thfough all nature rove, 

Fulfil the wishes of their eyes. 

And taste the joys they love. 

2 They give a loose to wild desires; 

But let the sinners know 
The strict account that God requires 

Of all the works they do. 
3The Judge prepares his throne on high"; 

'I'he frighted earth and seas 
Avoid the fury of his eye, 
And flee beliore his face. 
4 How shall I bear that dreadful day, 

And stand the fiery test? 
I give ail mortal joys away, 
To be forever blest. 

Psalm 90. 21 Part. CM. fc) 
Rockiligham, Wantage. 

Infirmities and mortnlity the ej^Tect of sin j or, life, 
old age, andprtparationf.r death. 

ly ORD, if thine eyes survey our faulty 
XJ And iuitice grow severe, 
Thy dreadful wrath exceeds our thoughts, 

And burns beyond our fear. 

2 Thine anger turns our frame to dust ; 

By ooe offence to thte, 
Adam, with all his sons, have lost 
Their immortality. 

3 Life, like a vain amusement, flies, 

A fable or a song ; 
By swift degrees our nature dies, 
Nor can our joys be long. 

4 'Tis but a few whose days amount 

To threescore ye-irs and ten ; 
And all beyontl that short account 
Is sorrow, toil and pain. 

5 [Our vitals, with laborious strife, 

Bear up the crazy load. 
And drag those poor remains of life 
Along the tiresome road.] 

6 Almighty God, reveal thy love, 

And not thy wrath alone; 
O let our sweet experience prove 

The mercies of thy throue ! 
70ur souls would learn the heav'nly art, 

To improve the hours we have, 
That we m.iy act the wiser part, 

And live ijeyond the grave. 

r^. ) Psalm 71. 1st Part. CM. b 
*^' ■*■ S St. Anns, Plymtrnth; 
The ng'-d saint's rejitction and hofie. 
ll^JTY God, my everlasting hope, 
I live upon thy truth; 



572 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



573, 574 



Thine hands ha>e held my childhood up, 
And streni^theii'd all my youth. 

2 My flesh was fashica'd by thy power, 

With all these hmbs of mine ; 
And from my mother's painful liour, 
I've been entirely thine. 

3 Still hath my life new wonders seen, 

Repeated every year; 
Behold my days that yet remain, 

I trust them to thy care. 
4Cast me not off when strength decli^ei^, 

When hoary hairs arise; 
And round me let thy glory shine, 

Whene'er thy servant dies. 

5 Then, in the history of my age, 
When men review my days, 
They'll read thy love in every page, 
Jn every line, thy pr.iise. 

572 J Psalm 71. 3d Part. C. M. b 
) Durham, Canterbury. 

The aged C'lrlstian'i prayer and son;; ; or, old age, 
death, and the returrection, 

1 /"^ OD of ray childhood and my 3*outh, 
\J^ The guide of all my days, 

I have declar'd thy heavenly truth, 
And told thy wondrous ways. 

2 Wilt thou forsake my hoary hail's, 

And leave my fainting heart? 

Who shall sustain my sinking years. 

If God, my strength, depart? 

3 Let me thy power and truth proclaim 

To the surviving age, 
And leave a savour of thy name 
When I shall quit the stage. 

4 The land of silence and of death 

Attends my next remove ; 
O may these poor remains of breath 
Teach the wide world thy love. 
Pause. 

5 Thy righteousness is deep and high, 

Unsearchable thy deeds. 
Thy glorv spreads btyond the sky, 
And all my praise exceeds. 

6(Jfthave I heard thy thrcatenings roar, 

And oft endui'd the gri. f • 
But when thy hand hath pressed me sore, 
Thy grace was my relief 

7 By long experience have I known 

Thy sovereign power to s ive ; 
At thy command I venture down 
Securely to the grave. 

8 When I lie buried deep in dust. 

My flssh shall be thy care ; 
Thest: withering limbs with thee I trust, 
I'o raise them strone and fair. 



573} 



FAST AND THANKSGIVING 
DAYS, &c. 

Psalm 10. C. M. b 

Windsor, Wantage. 

Prayer heard^ and saints saved; or, f>ride, athe- 
ism, and oppression punished. 

For a humiliation day. 

1«7HY doth the Lord stand off so far? 

▼ ▼ Aud why conceal his face, 

When great calamities appear, 

And times of deep distress ? 

2 Lord, shall the wicked still deride 

Thy justice and thy power? 
Shall they advance their heads in pride, 

And still thy saitus devour .'' 
SThey put thy judgments from their sight, 

And then insuit the poor. 
They boast, in their exalted height. 
That they shall fall no more. 

4 Arise, O God, lift up thine hand ; 

Attend our humble cry ; 
No enemy shall dare to stand 
When God ascaids oa high. 
Pause. 

5 Why do the men of malice rag<?. 

And say, with foolish pride, 
"The God of htaven will nr'^r engage, 
" To fight on Zion's side ?" 

6 But thou forever art cur Lord ; 

And powerful is thine hand, 
As when the heathens felt thy sword, 
And perish'd from thy land. 

7Thou wilt prepare oar hearts to pray. 
And cause thine ear to hear ; 
Hearken to what thy children say. 
And put the world in fear. 

8 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress, 
No more despise the just ; 
And mighty smners sh<ill confess 
They are but earth and dust. 

Ky-iA) Psalm 12. CM. b or « 

*^ ' ^ <; St. Anns, Cokhtster. 

ComfiLaint of a gene^-ul currufuion of 
manners ; or, th: promiat' a?id signs 
of Chrisi^s cuniing- to judgment. 

1 FTELP, Lord, for m. n of virtue fail, 
J.jL Religion loses ground ; 

T'he sons o'f v^olenci prevail. 
Ami treiiche^ies abound. 

2 Their oaths and promises they break, 

Yet, act the flritterer's part; 
Witii fair, deceitful lips they speak, 
And with a double heart. 

3 If we reprove some hateful lie. 

How is their fury stirr'd ! 
" Are not our iips our own," they cry, 
*^And who shall be our Lord?" 



575 



FAST AND THANKSGIVING DAYS, &c. 



4 Scoffers appear on every side, 

Where a vile race of men 
Is rais'd to seats of power and pride, 
And bears tiie sword in vain. 

Pause. 

5 Lord, when iniquities abound, 

And blasphemy grows bold, 
When faith is hardly to be found, 
And love is waxing cold ; 

6 Is not thy chariot hastening on ? 

Hast thou not giv'n the sign ? 
May we not trust and live upon 
A promise so divine ? 

7 "Yes,''saith the Lord, "now will I rise, 

'* And make oppressors flee !^ 

"I shall appear to their surprise, 

'* And set my aervants free." 

8Thy word,like silver seven times try*d, 

Through ages shall endure; 
The men, who in thy truth confide 
Shall find the promise sure. 

K«rr? Psalm 12. L. M. b or « 

"^ ' '^ $ Limehouse, Bath. 

The saints'* safety and hofie in cxnl 
times ; or^ sins of the tongue comfilain- 
edof, viz. blasjiheinijy falsehood ^i!fc. 

IT ORD, if thou dost not soon appear, 
JLi Virtue and truth will flee awaj, 
A faithful man among us here 
Will scarce be found, if thou delay. 

^ The whole discourse, when neighbours 
meet, 
Is fillM with trifles loose and vain ; 
Their lips are flattery and deceit, 
And their proud language is profane. 

3 But lips, that with deceit abound, 
Shall not maintain their triumph long; 
The God of vengeance will confound 
The flattering and blaspheming tongue. 

4"Yet shall our words be free," they cry, 
"Our tongues shall be controlPd by none: 
'*' Where is the Lord will ask us why ? 
"Or say, our lips are not our own f" 

5 The Lord who sees the poor oppressed, 
And hears the oppressor's liaughty strain, 
Will rise to give his children rest. 
Nor shall they trust his word in vain. 

6 Thy word, O Lord, though often tryVi, 
Void of deceit shall still appear ; 
Not silver, seven times purify 'd 
From dross and mixture, shines so clear. 

'7 Thy grace shall, in the darkest hour, 
Defend the holy soul from harm ; 
Though Avhen the vilest men have power, ' 



sre, 577 
b 



Krtr\ Psalm 60. C. M. 
^'^j" Wantage. Chelsea. 
On a day of humiliation fir dissafijioint- 

ments in war. 
IT ORD, hast thou cast the nation off? 
JLi Must we forever mourn ? 
Wiit thou indulge immortal wrath ? 
Shall mercy ne'er return ? 

2 The terror of one frown of thine 
Melts all cur strength away ; 

Like men that totter,drunk with wine, 
We ti-cmble in dismay. 

3 ** Our Zion trembles at thy stroke, 
" And dreads thy lifted hand ! 

** O, heal the people thou hast broke, 
•' And save the sinking land." 

4 Lift up a banner in the iield 
For those thiit fear thy name ; 

Save thy beloved with thy shield. 
And put our foes to shame. 

5 Go with our .armies to the fight, 
Like a confederate Crod ; 

In vain confederate powers unite 
Against thy lifted rod. 

6 Ouf troops shall griin a w'de renown 
By thine assisting hand ; 

*Tis God that treads the mighty down. 

And makes the feeble stand. 
f-^^ I Psalm 20. L. M. « 

^ " S Quercy, Wells. 

Prayer and ho/ie of victory. 
For a (lay of prayer in time of >var. 
ll^OW may the God of power and grace 
i3l Attend his people's humble crjl 
Jehovah hears when Israel prays, 
And brings deliverance from on high. 

2 The name of Jacob's God defends 
Better than shields or brazen walls ; 
He from his sanctuary sends 
Succour and strength when Zion calls. 

3 Well he remembers all our sighs ; 
His love exceeds our best deserts ; 
His love accepts the sacrifice 
Of humble groans and broken hearts. 

4 In his salvation is our hope. 
And in the name of IsraePs God 
Our troops shall lift their banners up. 
Our navies spread their flags abroad. 

5 Some trust in iiorses train''d for war. 
And some of chariots make their boasts ; 
Our surest expectations are 
From thee, the Lord of heavenly hosts. 

6 [O may the memory of thy name 
Inspire our armies for the light! 
Our foes shall fall and die with shame, 



i)u €v«ry side will sinners swarm, j| Or quit the field with shameful flight.] 



578, 579 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



580, 581 



7 Now save us, Lord, from slavish fear ; 
Now let our hopes be firm and strong, 
Till thy salvation shall appear, 
And joy and triumph raise the song. 

er>yQ\ Hymn 30. B.I, L. M. » 

^'^5 Winchester, Shoel. 

Prayer for delivtrmice (tnswe^t'd, 

ITN thine own ways, O God of love, 
JL We wait the visits of thy grace ; 
Our souls' desire is to thy name, 
And the remembrance of thy face. 

2My thoughts are searchin^,Lord.for thee, 
'Mongst the black shades of lonesome 

niyht, 
My earnest cries salute the skies. 
Before the dawn restore the light. 

3 Look how rebellious men deride 
The tender palience of my God ; 
But they shall see Ihy lifted hand. 
And feel the scourges of tiiy rod. 

4 flark ! tht Eternal rends the sky, 
A mighty voice before him goes, 
A voice of music to his friends, 
But threatening tluinder to his foes. 

5** Come, children, to your Father''s arms, 
**Hide in the chambers of my grace, 
**Till the fierce storms be overblown, 
'* And my revenging fury cease. 

6'^My sworH shall bnast its thousands slain, 
''And drink the blood of haughty kings, 
*' W])ile heavenly peace around my flock 
** Stretches its soft and shady wings.'' 



579 ( 



Hymn I. B. f?. L. M. 

Bath, Castle Street. 
^ f^on_:^ of firaisr to Gcd. 



« 



liyrATURE, with all her powers, shall 
j3I God the Creator and the King: [sing 
Nor air, nor earth, nor skies, nor seas, 
Deny the tribute of tht^ir pr.iise 

2 Beeria to make his glories known. 
Ye seraphs, that sit near his t'lrone? 
Tune your harps high, and spread the 
To the creation's utmost bound, [sound 

3[A]1 mortal things of meaner frame, 
Exert your force, and own his Tiame ; 
^Vl)ile witli our souls and wjtli our voice, 
"We sing his honours and our joys] 

4 [To him be sacred all wo have, 
From the jowng cradle to the grave ; 
Our lips shall his lou(i wonders tell, 
And every word a miracle ] 

6[ These Western shores, our native land, 
l^ie safe in the Almighty's hand : 
Our foes of victory dream in v.iin, 
And wear the captivating chaia.] 1 



6 Raise monumental praises high 

To Him who thunders through the sky, 
And, with an awfid nod or frown. 
Shakes an aspiring tyrant down. 

7 [Pillars of lasting brass proclaim 
The triumphs of th' Eternal Name ; 
While trembling nations read from far 
The honours of the God of war.] 

8 Thus let our flaming zeal employ 
Our loftiest thoughts and loudest songs ! 
Let there be sung, with warmest joy, 
Hosanna from ten thousand tongues. 

9 [Yet, mighty God, our feeble frame 
Attempts in vain to reach thy name ; 
The strongest notes that angels raise. 
Faint in the worsh'p and the praise.] 

KQ^ ) PsAi.M 144. L. M. » 

^^^ \ Dunstan, Nantwitch. 

^1 rue- ubovc richcfi; or^t/if /jippy nation. 

APPYthe city, where their sons, 

Like pillars round a palace set, 

And daiighters, briglit as polish'd stones, 

Give strength and beauty to the state. 

2 Happy the country where the sheep, 
Cattle and corn have large increase; 
Where men securely work or sleep, 
Nor sons of plunder break their peace, 

3 Happy the nation tiius endow'd ; 
But more divinely blest are those, 
On whom tli« all-sulncient God 
Himself with all his grace bestows. 

i^Qj ) PsAi.M 67. C. M. « 

^^^^ Stade, Swan wick. 

T/te noJion's prosper by. aT}il tlic church'' t increase. 

1 O HINE, mighty God, en this our land, 
i^ With beams of heavenly grace ; 
Reveal thy power through all onr coasts, 

And shew thy smiling face. 

2 [Amidst our States, exalted high, 

Do thou our glory stand. 
And like a wall of guardian fire, 
Surround thy favourite land.] 

3 When shall thy name from shore to shore 

Sound all the earth abroad, 
And distant nations know and love 
Their Saviour and their God? 

4 Sing to the Lord, ^e distant lands, 

Sing loud with solemn voice ; 
While thankful tongues exalt his praise, 
And grateful hearts rejoice. 
SHe.the great Lord, the sovereign Judge, 
That sits enthron'd above. 
Wisely commands the worlds he miide, 
In justice and in love. 
6 Earth shall obey her Maker's wiU, 
And yield a full increase ; 



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FAST AND THANKSGIVING DAYS, &c. 



Our God will crown his chosen land 
With fruitfulness and peace. 

7 God, the Kedeemer, scatters round 
Mis choicest favours here; 
While the creation's utmost bound 
Shall see, adore, and fear. 



582 



Psalm 107. Last Part. L. M. « 



Ninety-seventh Psalm, Quercy. 

Colonies planted ; or, nations blest and punisherL 
A Psalm for New-Englsnd. 

1T1|7HEN God, provokM with daring 

f ▼ crimes, 

Scourges the madness of the times, 

He turns their fields to barren sand, 

And dries the rivers from the land. 

2 His word can raise the springs again, 
And make the withered mountains green, 
Send showery blessings from the skies, 
And harvests in the desert rise. 

3[ Where nothing dwelt butbeasts of prey, 
Or men as fierce and wild as they, 
He bids the oppressed and poor repair, 
And build them towns and cities there. 

4They sow the fieldf:,and trees they plant, 
Whose yearly fruit supplies their want : 
Their race grows up from fruitful stocks. 
Their wealth increases with their flocks. 

5 Thus they are blest ; but if they sin, 
He lets the heathen nations in ; 

A savage crew invades their lands ; 
Their children die by barbarous hands. 

6 Their captive sons, expos'd to scorn. 
Wander impitied and forlorn ; 

The country lies unfenc'd, untill-d, 
And desolation spreads the field. 

7 Yet if the humbled nation mourns. 
Again his dreadful hand he turns ; 
Again he makes their cities thrive, 
And bids the dying churches live.] 

8 The righteous, with a joyful sense, 
Admire the works of providence ; 
And tongues of atheists shall no more 
Blaspheme the God that saints adore. 

5 How (ew^ with pious care, record 
These wondrous dealings of the Lord I 
But wise observers slill shall find 
The Lord is holy, just, and kind. 

KQo ) Hymn 111. B. 2. C. M. « 
Doo ^ Arundel, Pembroke. 
Thanksgiving for victory ; or^ God^s 

dominion^ and our deliverance* 
1 ^lON, rejoice; and Jddab, sing, 
J[A 'The Lord assumes his tlirone; 
Come, let us ovvn the heavenly King, 
And make his gloriss known, 

R 



584 1 



584 

2 The great, the wicked, and the proud 

From their high seats are hurPd; 
Jtfhovali rides upon a cloud, 

And thunders through the world, 

3 He reigns upon the eternal hills. 

Distributes mortal crowns ; 
Empires are fix'd beneath his smiles. 
And totter at his frowns. 

4 Navies, that rule the ocean wide. 

Are vanquishM by hic> bieath, 
And legions,arm'd virith power and pride^ 
Descend to watery death. 

5 Let tyrants make no more pretence 

To vex our happy land: 
Jehovah's name is our defence. 
Our buckler is his hand. 

6 [Still may the King of grace descend. 

To rule us by his word; 
And all the honours we can give. 
Be offer'd to the Lord,] 

Psalm 18. 1st Part. C.M.X 
Wareham, Irish, 

Victory and triumph over temporal enemies. 

1 \/17'^ ^^^^ *^ce. Lord, and we adore ; 

? T New is thine arm reveal'd; 
Thou art our strength, our heavenly 
Our bulwark and our shield, [tower, 

2 We fly to our eternal Rock, 

And hnd a sure defence ; 
His holy name cur lips invoke. 

And draw salvation thence. 
SWhen God, our leader, shines in arms. 

What mortal heart can bear 
The thunder of his loud alarms. 

The lightning of his spear? 

4 He rides upon the winged wind. 

And angels in array, 
In millions wait, to know his mind, 
And swift as flames obey. 

5 He speaks, and at his fierce rebuke 

Whole armies are dismayed; 
His voice, his frown, his angry look 
Strikes all their courage dead. 

6 He forms our generals for the field. 

With all their dreadful skill. 
Gives them his awful sword to wield. 
And makes their hearts of steel. 

7 [He arms our captains to the fight. 

Though there his name's forgot: 
(He girded Cyrus with his might, 
When Cyrus knew him not.) 

8 Oft has the Lord wb Venations blest, 

For his own churcii'b sake; 
The powers that give i;is people rest, 
Shall of his care partake,] 



585, 586, 587 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



588 



tofr > Psalm 18. 2d Part. C. M. » 
•^^^ J iJevizcs, bt. Martins. 

Tfie conqverora song. 
If^WM) thine alniigiity a? id we owe 
X The triumplis of the day ; 
Thy ttrrors, Loi d, cotfound the foe, 
And melt their strength away. 

2 ■' lis by thine aid our troops prevail, 

And break united poweis; 
Or burn their boasted fleets, or scale 
The proudest of their towers. 

oHowhave wechas'd them thrcugh the 
And trod theni to the ground, [field, 
V/hilc thy salvation was our shield ; 
But they no shelter found ! 

4 In vain to idol s;;ints they cry, 

And perish in their b'ood : 
Where is a rock so great, so high, 
So powerful as our God ? 

5 The Rock of Israel ever lives; 

His name be ever blest ; 
'Tis his own arm the victory gives. 
And gives his people rest. 

6 On kings that reign as David did, 

He pours his blesbings down ; 
Secures their honours to their seed, 
And well supports their crown. 

KQ^) Psalm 124. L. M. » 

^^^ \ All Saints, Castle-Street. 

^ song for public d< livcrance. 
ITTTAD not the Lord, may Israel say, 
XiHad not the Lord mainta.n'd our side, 
When men, to make our lives a prey, 
Rose like the swelling of the tide, 

2 The swelling tide had stop* our breath, 
So fiercely did the waters roll. 

We had been swallowed deep in death. 
Proud watero hacl o*erwhelm'd.oiir soul. 

3 We leap for joy, we shout and sing. 
Who just escapM the fatal stroke ; 
So flies the bird with clieerful wing, 
When once the fowler's snare is broke. 

4 Forever blepsed be the Lord, 

Who broke the fowler^s cursed snare., 
Whosav'd us from the murdering sword. 
And made our lives and sauls his care. 

5 Our help is in Jehovah's name. 
Who formM the earth and built the skies; 
He that upholds that wondrous frame. 
Guards hisown church wiihwaichfu! eyes. 

KQ7 I Hymn 92. B. 2. C. M. « 
*^^' S BT'^y* Rochester. 

'l/ie church savci!, and her encmins dUafiptinted; 
or, deUvarance from xreaton. 

1 Q HOU r to the Lord.and let our joys 
*3 Through the whole nation run : 



Ye wtstt-rn skies, resound the noise 
Beyond the rising sun. 

2 Tliee, mighty God, our souls admire; 

Thee our glnd voices sing; 
And j(in with the celestiil choir, 
To praise th* eternal King. 

3 Thy power the whole creation rules, 

And on the starry skies. 
Sits smiling at the weak designs 
Thine envious foes devise. 

4 Thy scorn derides their feeble rage, 

And, with an awful frown, 
Flings vast confusion on their plots, 
And shakes their B^bel down. 

5 [ I'heir secret fires in caverns lay. 

And we the sacrifice ; 
But gloomy caverns strove in vain 
To 'scape all-searching eyes. 

6 Their dat k designs wei-e all reveal'd ; 

Their treasons all betray'd : 
Praise to the Lord,who broke the snare 
Their cursed hands had laid.] 

7 In vain the busy sons of hell 

Still new rebellions try; 
Their souls shall pine with envious rage. 
And vex away, and die. 

8 Almighty grace defends cur land 

From their malicious power: 
Then let us with miited songs 
Almighty grace adore. 

kqq) Psalm 76 CM. ^ 

^^^ S Peterboro', Roc khr dge. 

Isrnel saved, and the Assyrians destroyed; or, 
GotTs vengpnnce against his enemies proceeds 
from his church. 

1 XN Judah God of old was known, 
JL His name in Israel great; 

In Salem stood his hi ly thrcne. 
And Zion was his seat. 

2 Among the praises of his saints, 

His dwelling there he chose ; 
There hereceiv'd their just complaint.?, 
Against their haughty fo-s. 

3 From Zion went his dreadful word. 

And broke the theatening spear. 
The bow, the arrows, and the sword. 

And trush'd the Assyrian war. 
4What are the earth's wide kingdoms else 

Hut mighty hilis of prey ? 
The hiil on which Jehovah dwells 

Is glorious njore thiin they. 

5'Twas Zion's King that .stopp'd the breath 

Of captains and their bands; 
T'he men of mi^^ht slept fast in death. 
And never found their hands. 

6 At thy rebuke, O Jacob's God, 
Both horse and chariot fell.' 



589, 590 



FAST AND THANKSGIVING DAYS. 



59.t 



Who knows the terrors of thy rod ! 

Tliy vengeance, who can tell ? 

rWhat power can stand before thy sight, 

VVhen once thy wrath appears? 

When heaven shines rouncl with 

dreadful liglit, 

The earth lies still and fears. 

8 When(indin his own sovereign ways, 
4 Comes down to sive the opprtss'd 
The wrath of man shall work his praise, 

And he'll restrain the rest. 

9 [Vow to the Lord, and tribute bring; 

Ye princes, fear liis frown: 
His terror shakes the proudest king. 
And cuts an army down, 

10 The thunder of his sharp reb-fke 

Our haughty foes shall f el: 
For Jacob's God hath not forsook. 
But dwells in Zion still.] 



Hymn 149. B, 2. C. M. « 
Arundel, Kingston. 

Honou r to magiitrat^s ; or, governtnentfrom God. 



589 ( 

Honou r t> 

lin^TEKNAL Sovereign of the sky, 
Jji And Lord of all bdow. 
We mortals to thy majesty 
Our first obedience owe. 

2 Our souls adore thy throne supreme, 

And bless thy prr,vidence 
For magistrates of meaner name. 
Our giory and defence, 

3 [The rulers of these States shall shine 

With rays above t!ie rest. 
Where laws and liberties combine 
To make a nation blest,] 

4 Kingdoms on firm foundations stand, 

Whi'e virtue finds reward ; 
And sinners petish from the land 
By justice and the sword. 

5 Let Cesar's due be ever p lid 

To Cesar and his throne ; 
But consciences and souls were made 
To be tlie Lord's alone. 



590 



PSALIVllOl. L. M. }& 

Newcourt, All Saints, 
T/ie magistrate'' 8 fisalm, 
CRCY and judgment are iny Pong! 
And since they both to thee belonjr, 
My gracious God, my righteous King, 
To thee my songs and vows Pll bring. 

2 If I am raisVl to bear the sword, 
I'll take my counsels from thy word ; 
Thy justice and thy henvenly grace 
Shall be the pattern of my ways. 

3 Let wisdom all my actions guide. 
And let my God with rae reside ; 



No wicked thing shall dwell with me, 
Which may provoke thy jealousy. 

4 No sons of slander, rage and strife, 
Sliall be companions of ray life ; 
The haughty look, the heart of pride 
Within my door shall ne'er abide. 

5 [I'll search the land, and raise the just 
To posts of honour, wealth and tru-t ; 
The men that work thy holy wi' 
Shall be my friends and favourites still.] 

6 In vain shall sinners hope to rise 
By flattering or malicious lies ; 
And while the innocent I guard, 
The bold offender shan't be spar'd. 

7 The impious crew, that factious band, 
Shall hide their heads, or quit the land; 
And all that break the public re?t, 
Where I have power shall b? suppress'd. 

KQI ) . Ps4lm75. L. M. « 

*^^^ S Old Hundred, Gaton. 

Ponver & governnifnt from God alone. 

linpO thee. Most Holy, and Most High, 

JL To thee we bring our thankful prui.-o; 

Thy works declare thy name is nig'-. 

Thy works of wonder and of grrj". 

2" To slavery doom'd, thy chosen sous 
'• Beheld their foes triumphant rise ; 
"And, sore oppress'd by earthly thrones, 
"They sought the Sovereign of the skies. 

3" 'Tvvas then, great God, with equal 

power, 

" Arose thy vengeance and thy grace, 

"To scourge their legions from the shore, 

" And save the remnant of thy race.'" 

4 Let haughty sinners sink th-^ir pride, 
Nor lift so high their scornful head ; 
But lay their foolish thoughts aside, 
And own the "empire" God hath made. 

5 Such honours never come by chance, 
Nor do the winds promotion blow : 

' ['is God the judge doth one advance, 
' Tis God that lays another low. 

6 No vain pretence to royal birth 
Shall fix a tyrant on the throne'; 
God, the great sovereign of the earth, 
Will rise, and make his justice known. 

7 [His hand holds out the dreadful cup 
Of vengeance,mix'd with various plagues^ 
To make the wicked drink them up, 
Wring out and taste the bitter dregs. 

8 Now shall the Lord exalt the just. 
And while he tramples on the proud. 
And lays their glory in the dust. 

Our lips shall sing his praise aloud.] 



692, 593 



TIMES AND SEASOx\S. 



594, 595 



KQ9 } Psalm 21. CM. » 

•^^-^ J Hymn 2d, Arlington. 

Our country the care of Heaven. 

1 ^^UR land, O Lord, with songs of 

\J praise, 

Shall in thy strenp^th rejoice, 

And, blest with thy salvati(!n, raise 

To heaven their cheerful voice. 

2Thy sure defence, through nations ro«nd 
Hms spread our v/ondrous nanne; 
And our successful actions crown'd 
With dignity and fiinie. 

3 Then let our land on God alene 

For timely aid rely ; 
His mercy, which adorns his throne, 
Shall all our wants supply. 

4 But, righteous Lord, thy slubborn foes 

Shall feel thy dreadful hand: 
Thy vengeful arm shall hnd out those 
Who hate all just conimand. 

5 When thou against them dost engage, 

Thy just, but dread tul doom 
Shall, like a iiery oven's 



Their hopes and them 



rage, 
consume. 



C Thus, Lord, thy wondrous power de- 
And thus exait thy fame ; [clare, 
While we glad sc ngs of praise prepare 
For thine almighty jiame. 



> Psalm 60. L. P. M. 
5 St. Hellens. 

Warning to magistrates. 



^ 



1 "TUDGES, who rule the world by laws, 
^ Will je despise the righteous cause, 

When Lh' injur'd poor before you stand*? 
Dare ye condemn the righteous poor. 
And let rich sinners 'scape secure. 

While gold and greatness bribe your 
hands ? 

2 Have ye forgot, or never knew. 
That God will judge the judges too ? 

High in the heavens his justice reigns ; 
Yet you invade the rights of God, 
And send your bold decrees abroad. 

To bind the conscience in your chains. 

3 A poison'd arrow is your tongue, 
The arrow sharp, the poison strong, 

And death attends where'er it wounds; 
You hear no counsels, cries or tears ; 
So the deaf adder stops her ears 

Against the power of charming sounds. 

4 Break out their teeth, eternal God; 
Those teeth of lions dy'd in blood : 

And crush the serpents in the dust. 
As empty chaffy when whirlwinds rise, 
Before the sweeping tempest flies. 

So let their hopes and names be lost. 



5 Th' Almighty thunders from the sky. 
Their grandeur melts, their titles die. 

As hills of snow dissolve and run, 
Or snails that perish in their slime. 
Or births that come before their time. 

Vain births, that never see the sun. 

6 Thus shall the vengeance of the Lord 
Safety and joy to saints afford ; 

And all that hear shall join and say, 
" Sure there's a God that rules on high, 
"A God that hears his children cr}, 

"And will their sufferings well repay," 



594 ( 



Psalm 82. L. M. 
Islington, Italy. 



» 



God the sufireme governor ; or, mag- 
istrates warned. 

1 1 MONG the assemblies of the great, 
J\. A greater Ruler takes his seat ; 
The God of Heaven, as Judge, surveys 
Those gods on earth and all their ways. 

2 Why will ye then frame wicked laws ? 
Or why support th' unrighteous cause? 
When will ye once defend the poor, 
That sinners vex the saints no more ? 

3 They know not, Lord, nor will they 

know J 
Dark are the ways in which they go : 
Their name of earthly gods is vain. 
For they shall fall and die like mea. 

4 Arise, O Lord, and let thy Son 
Possess his universal throne. 

And rule the nations with his rod ; 
He is our Judge, and he our God. 

SICKNESS AND RECOVERY. 

KQK } Psalm 102. 1st Part. C. M. b 
'^^•^ S Braitle Sireet, Piymouih. 

./f firayer of the ajffiicted. 
ITJ EAR me,0 God^nor hide thy face, 
XI But answer, lest I die ; 
Hast thou not built a throne of grace. 
To hear when sinners cry.^ 

2 JVIy days are wasted like the smoke. 

Dissolving in the air ; 
My strength is dried, my heart is broke, 
And sinking in despair. 

3 My sjiirits flag, like withering grass. 

Burnt with excessive heat; 
In secret groans my minutes pass, 
And I forget to eat, 

4 As on some lonely building's top. 

The sparrow tells her moan. 
Far from the tents of joy and hope, 
I sit and grieve alone. 

5 My soul is like a wilderness. 

Where beasts of midnight howl; 



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SICKNESS AND RECOVERY. 



697, 598 



There the sad raven finds her place, 
And there the screaming owl. 

6 Dark dismal thoughts and boding fears 

Dwell in my troubled breast; 
While sharp reproaches wound my ears, 
Nor give my spirit rest. 

7 My cup is mingled with my woes, 

And tears are my repast; 
My d-\ily bread like ashes grows, 
Unpleasant to nly taste, 

8 Sense can afford no real joy 

To souls that feel thy frown ; 

Lord, 'twas thy hand advanc'd me high, 

Thy hmd hach cast me down. 

9 My locks like wither'd leaves appear, 

And life's declining light 
Grows faint, as evening shadows are, 
Thitt vanish into night. 

10 But thou forever art the same, 
O my eternal God ! 

Ages to come shall know thy name, 
And spread thy works abroad. 

11 Thou wilt ari>e, and show thy face ; 

Nor will my Lord delay 
Beyond th* appointed hour of grace, 
That long expected day. 

12 He hears his saint?,he knows their cry, 
And by mysterious Wiiys 

Redeems the prisoners doom'd to die. 
And fills their tongues with praise. 

KQf.) Psalm 39. 3d Part. CM. k 
S Piyrnpton, Colchester. 

Sick-bed devotion ; or, pleading without repining. 

1|^ OD of niy life, look gently down, 
Or Behold the pains I feel; 
But I am duinb before thy throne, 
Nor dare dispute thy will. 

2 Diseases are thy servants, Lord ; 

They come at thy coaimand ; 
I'll not attempt a murmuring word 
Against thy chastening hand. 

3 Yet I may plead with humble cries, 

"Remove thy sharp rebukes;" 

Mv strength consumes, my spirit dies, 

Through thy repeated strokes. 

4 Crush 'd as a moth beneath thy hand, 

We moulder to the dust ; 
Our feeble powers can ne'er withstand. 
And all our beauty's lost. 

5 [This mortal life decays apace I 

How soon the bubble's broke! 
Adam and all his numerous race 
Are vanity and smoke.] 

6rm but a sojourner b^low, 
As all my fathers were; 

R 2 



597 1 



May I be well prepared to go. 

When 1 the summons hear. 
7 But if my life be spar'd a while, 
Before my last remove y 

Thy praise shall be my business still. 
And I'll declare thy love. 

Psalm 119. 14th Part. CM. b 
Bangor, London. 
Benejit of afflictions, aod support under thenu 

Vt?rs6 153 81 82 

li^ONSIDER all my soVrows. Lord, 
\J And thy deliverance send; 
My soul for thy salvation faints; 
When will my troubles end ? 

Vei-se 71. 

2 Yet I have found 'tis goorl for me 

To bear my Father's rod; 
Afflictions make me learn thy law. 
And live upon my God. 

Verse 50. 

3 This is the comfort I enjoy 

When new distress begms, 

1 read thy word, I run thy way» 
And hate my former sins. 

Verse 92. 

4 Had not thy word been my delight, 

When earthly joys were fled. 
My soul,opprest with sorrow's weight, 
Had sunk amoni? the dead. 

Verse 75. 

5l I know thy judgments,Lord,are right». 

Though they may seem severe: 
The sharpest sufferings I endure 
Flow from thy faithful care. 

Verie 67.- 

6 Bef )re I knew thy chastening rod. 
My feet were apt to stray; 
But now I learn to keep thy word,i 
Nor wander from thy way. 

cQj2 I Psalm 119j Last Part. L. M. b 
'^^^ S Carthage, Winchester. 

Sanctified afflictions; or, delight in the word ofGod> 
Verse 67 59. 

1|7ATHER, I bless thy gentle hand ; 
JT How kind was thy chastising rod, 
That forc'd my conscience to a stand, 
And brought my wandering soul to God! 

2 Foolish and vain, I went astray. 
Ere I had felt thy scourges, Lord; 
I left my guide, and lost my way. 
But now 1 love and keep thy word. 

Verse 71. 

3 'Tis good for me to wear the yoke,. 
For pride is apt to rise and swell ; 
'Tis good to bear my Father's stroke, 
That I might learn his statutes well. 

Verse 73. 

4 The law that issues from thy mouth 
Shall raise my cheerful passions more 
Than all the treasures of the South, 
Or Western hills of golden ore. 



599, 600 



TIMES AND SEASONS. 



601 



Verse 73. 

5 Thy hands have made my mortal frame, 
Thy Sphit form''d luy soul within ; 
Teach me to know thy wondrous name, 
And guard me safe from death and sin. 

Verse 74. 

6 Then all that love and fear the Lord^ 
At my salvation shall rejoice ; 

For 1 have hoped in thy word ; 
And made thy grace my only choice. 



599} 



Psalm 6. L. M. b or * 

^ Blendon, Armley, 

Temfitations in sickyiesn overcome, 
ITT ORD, I can suffer thy rebukes, 
JLi When thou with kindness dost 

chastise ; 
But thy fierce wrath I cannot bear; 
O let it not against me rise I 

2 Pity my languishing estate, 

And ease the sorrows which I feel ; 
The v'cunds thine heavy han . hi»''t made, 
O let thy gentler touches heal I 

3 See how I pass my Vitary days. 

In sijihs and trioiins^; and when 'ti? night, 
JVIy bed is walerM with n-y tears ; 
My grief consun:e« and dims my sight. 

4 Look how the powers of nature mourn! 
How long, Almighty God, how long; 
"When shall thine hour or grace return.-' 
"When shall I make thy grace my song? 

5 I feel my flesh so near the grave, 
My thous;hts are tempted to despair : 
But graves can never praise the Lord, 
For all is dust and silence there. 

6 Depart, ye tempters, from my soul ; 
And all defpairing thoughts, depart ; 
My God, who hears my humble moan, 
Will ease my flesh, and cheer my heart. 



600 ( 



Psalm 6. CM. bor-*^ 
Plynniiuth, London 
Complaint in sickness; or, diseases henieih 

ITN anger, Lord, ivbukc me not, 
_l. Withdraw the dreitdfiil storm ; 
Kor let thy fury grow so hot 
Against a feeble worm. 
2My soul's bowM down with heavy cares, 
My flesh with pain cppiess'd; 
My couch is Witness to my tears, 

My te:»rs forbid my rest. 
3 Sorrow and pain we;ir out my days ; 

I waste the night wiih c;ies, 
Counting the minut-s as thty pass, 
lill the slow n»orning rise. 
4 Shall I be still tormented more? 
Mine eyes consum'd with grief.** 



How long, my God, how long before 
Thine hand afford relief.'' 

5 He hears when dust and ashes speak ; 

He pities all our groans; 
He saves us for his mercy*s sake, 
And heals our broken bones. 

6 The virtue of his sivereign word 

Restores our fainting breath ; 
But silent grave* praise not the Lord, 
is or is he known in death. 

r^f^A I Psalm 91. L. M. « 

""1 S Eaton, Italy. 

Safety in fitiblic diseases and dangers. 

1 TIE that hath made his refuge, God, 
jn Shall find a most secure abode ; 
Shall walk all day beneath his shade, 
And there at night shall rest hi>- head. 

2 Tften will 1 say, '^ My God, thy jKower 
"Shall be my fortress and my tower: 
"I, that am formal of feeble riust, 
"Make thine almighty arm my trust." 

3 Thrice hap|)y man I thy Maker's care 
Shall keep thee from the fowler's snare; 
Satan, the fowler, who betrays 
Unguarded souls a thousand ways. 

4 Just as a hen protects her hrood 
(From birds of prey that seek thtir blood) 
Under her feathers, so the Lord 
Makes his own arm his people's guard. 

5 If burning beams of noon conspire 
To dart a pei^tiiential fire, 

God is thtrir hfe, his wings are spread 
To shield tlietn with anhealthful shade. 

6 If vapours, with malignant breath, 
Rise thick, and scatter midnight death, 
Israel is safe: The poison'd air 
Grows pure, if Israel's God be tliere. 

Pause. 

7 What though a thousand at thy side. 
At Ihy right hand ten thousaiid died ? 
Thy God his chosen people saves. 
Among the dead, auiid the graves. 

8 So when he sent his angel down 

To make ^lis wrath in F.gypt known^ 
And slew their sons, his careful eye 
Pass'd all the doors of Jacob by. 

9 But if the fire, or plague, or sword. 
Receive commission from the Lord 
To strike his saints among the rest, 
1'heir very pains and deaths are blest. 

10 The sword, the pestilence, or fire. 
Shall hut fulfil their best desire ; 
From sins and sorrows set them free. 
And bring thy children, Lord, to th«e. 



602, 603 

602? 



Psalm 91. C. M. 
Braintree, Devizes. 
Prottclion from deaths guard of an- 

.^f/s, victory and deliverance. 
1"W7"E sons of ni?n, a feeble race, 
X Exposed to every snare. 
Come, make the Lord your dwelling 
And try, and trust his care, [place, 

2 No ill shall enter where you dwell ; 

Or if the plague come nigh. 
And sweep the wicked down to hell, 
*Twill raise his saints on high. 

3 He'll give his angels charge to keep 

Your fc:et in all their ways : 
To watch your pillow while you sleep, 
And guard your happy days. 

4 Their hands shall bear you,lest you fall, 

And dash against tae stones; 

Are they u(;t servants at his call, 

And sent t' attend his sons ? 

5 Adders and lions ye shall tread; 

The tempter's wiles defeat ; 
He that htth broke the serpent's head 
Puts hinx btneath your feet, 

6 " Because on me (hey set their love, 

"I'll save them (saith the Lori ) 
*' I'll bear their joytul souls above 
" DestructioiJ and the sword. 

7''My grace shall answer when they call ; 
•• In trouble I'd be nigh ; [fail, 
*'My power shall help them when they 
"And raise tiiism when they die. 

8 "Those that on earth my name have 
*'l'll honour them m heaven: [kiiown , 
"There my salvation shall be shown, 
*'And endless life be given." 

£.r)o ) Psalm 30. 2d Part. L. M. U 
"^•^ \ Portugal, Armley. 

Healthy sickness, and recovery, 

1 TT^IRM was my health, my day was 
J; bright. 

And 1 presuniM 'twould ne'er be night ; 
Fondly I said within my heart, 
*Tleasure and peace shall ne-er depart." 

2 But 1 forgot thine arm was strong, 
Which made my mountain stand so long; 
Soon as thy face began to hide. 
My health was gone, my comforts died. 

3 T cried aloud to thee, my God, 

" What canst thou profit by my blood ? 
*'Deep in the dust, can I declare 
*' Thy truth, or sing thy goodness there? 

4'' Hear me, O God of grace," I said, 
" And bring me from among the dead :" 
Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt. 
Thy pardoning love remov'd my guilt. 



SICKNESS AND RECOVERY. 
2£ 



604, 605 



5 My groans, and tears, and forms of wo 
Are turn'd to joy and praises now ; 

I throw my sackcloth on the ground, 
And ease and gladness gird me round, 

6 My tongue, the glory of my frame, 
Shall ne'er be silent of thy name ; 
Thy praise shall sound through earth 

and heaven, 
For sickness heal'd, and sins forgiven. 

PinA } Psalm 30. 1st Part. L. M. X 
"^'* 5 German Hymn, Bath. 

Sickness healed, and sorrow removed, 

1 X WILL extol thee. Lord, on high ; 
JL At thy command diseases §y ; 
Who but a God can speak and save 
From the dark borders of the grave t 

2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his, 
And tell how large his goodness is, 
Let all your powers rejoice and bless, 
While you record his holiness. 

3 fiis an^er but a moment stays ; 
His love is life and length of days ; 
Though grief and tears the night employ, 
The morning star restores the joy^ 

aciKl Psalm 31. l^t Part, C. M. « 
^^^S Stade, York. 

Deliverance from death, 

1 TN rO thine iiand, O God of truth, 
JL M spirit I commit; 

Thou hast redeem'd my soul from death. 
And siv'd me from the pit. 

2 The passions of my hope and fear 

M^intain'd a doubtful strif:*. 
While sorrow, pain, and sin conspired 
To take away my life. 

3 "My times are in thy hand," I cry'd, 

"Though I dr-iw near the dust;** 
Th'ju art tie refuge where I hide. 
The God in whom I trust. 

4 O make thy reconciled face 

Upon thy servant shine, 
And save me for thy mercy's sake. 
For I'm entirely thine. 

PAUSE. 

5 ['Twas in mv hasie my spirit said, 

" I must despair arjd die, 
" I am cyt off before thine eyes ;'* 
But thou hast heard my cry] 

6Thv goodness, how divinely free! 

How wondrous is thy grace 
To those that fear thy majesty. 
And trust thy promises.! 

70 love the Lord, all ye his saints. 

And sing his praises loud ; 
He'll bend his ear to your complaints, 
And recompense tlie proud. , 



TIME AND ETERNITY. 

b 



606, 607 

cnn? Psalm 116. 1st Part. CM. 
*>*^"J Dundee, York. 

Recovery from sickness. 
IT LOVE the Lord : he heard mj cries, 
A And pity'd ever groan ; 
Long as 1 live, when troubles rise, 
I'll hasten to his throne. 

2 I love the Lord : he bow'd his ear, 

And chas'd my griefs away: 
O let my heart no more despair. 
While I have breath to pray ! 

3 My flesh declined, my spirits feli, 

And I drew near the dead ; 
While inw-ird pangs, and fears of hell, 
Perplex'd my wakeful head. 

4*'My God," I cry'd, "thy servant save, 
*' Thou ever good and just ; 
'* Thy power can rescue from the grave, 
'• Thy power is all my trust." 

5 The Lord beheld me sore distrest, 

He bade my pains remove : 
Return, my soul, to God, thy rest, 
For thou hast known his love. 

6 My God hath sav'd my soul from death, 

And dried my falling tears ; 
Now to his praise I'll spend my breath. 
And my remaining years. 



607 1 

Hezek 



Hymn 55. B. 1. C. M. b 

Canterbury, Mear. 

HezekiaWs song; or, sickness and recovery. 

"HEN we are rais'd from deep 
distress, 
Our God deserves a song ; 
W^e take the pattern of our praise 
From Hf zekiah's tongue. 

2 The gates of the devouring grave 

Are open'd wide in vain, 
If he that holds the keys of death 
Commands them fast again. 

3 Pains of the flesh are wont t* abuse 

Our minds with slavish fears; 

•* Our days are past, and we shall lose 

"The remnant of our years. " 

4 We chatter with a swallow's voice, 

Or like a dove we mourn. 
With bitterness instead of joys, 
AfRicted and forlorn. 

5 Jehovah speaks the healing word. 

And no disease withstands ; 
Fevers and plagues obey the Lord, 
And fly at his commands. 

6 If half the strings of life should break, 

He can our frame restore : 
He casts our sins behind his back, 
And Uiey are found no more. 



608, 609, 61« 

RHQ ^ Psalm 118. 2d Part. C. M. « 
^^"^5 Arundel, Mear. 

Public firaisej'or deliverance from death 
1 T OR D,thou hast heard thy servant cry, 

-*-^ And rescuM from the grave ; 

Now shall he live : (and none can die, 
If God resolve to save.) 

2Thy praise.more constant than before, 
Shnil fill his d«ily breath; 
Thy hand, that hath chastisM him sore, 
Defends him still fiom death. 

3 Open the gates of Zon now, 

For we shall worship there; 
The house, where all t^e righteous go. 
Thy mercy to declare. 

4 Among the assemblies of thy saints. 

Our th mkful voice we raise ; 
There we have told thee our complaints, 
And there we speak thy praise. 



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TIME AND ETERNITY. 
Hymn 88. B. 1. L. M. bor» 
Gferman Hymn, Wells. 

h'/Cy j^/i^ day oj grace and hope. 

1 LIFE is the time to serve the Lord, 

\h^ trme t' ensure the great reward; 
And while the lamp holds out to burn, 
The vilest sinner may return. 

2 [Life is the hour that God hath given 
To 'scape from hell, and fly to heaven; 
The day of grace, and mortals may 
Secure the blessings of the day.] 

3 The living know that they must die, 
But all the dead forgotten lie ; 
Their memory and their sense is gone^ 
Alike unknowing and unknown. 

4 [Their hatred and their love is lost, 
Their envy bury'd in the dust; 
They have no share in all that's done 
Beneath the circuit of the sun.] 

5 Then what my thoughts design to do, 
My hands, with all your might, pursue; 
Since no device nor work is found. 
Nor faith, nor hope,bentath the ground. 

6 There are* no acts of pardon pass'd 
In the cold grave, to which we haste ; 
But darkness, death, and long despair 
Reign in eternal silence there. 

r^AoTi Hymn 39. B. 2. CM. « 

OIU^ Wantage, Canterbury. 

The shortness and mistry of life. 

l^^UR days, alas? our murtal days. 

\3 Are short and wretched too ! 

" Evil and few," the patriarch says, 

And well the patriarch knew. 



€11, 612 



TIME AND ETERNITY. 



2 *Tis but, at best, a narrow bound. 

That Heaven allows to men ; 
,And painsand sins run through the round 
Ot threescore yenrs and ven, 

3 Well» if ye must be sad and few, 

Run on, my days, in haste ; 
Montents of sin, and months of wo, 
Ye cannot fly too fast. 

4 Let heavenly Jove prepare my soul, 

And call her to the skies, 
Where years of long salvation roll. 
And glory never dies. 

an? Hymn 58. B 2. CM. b 
OAAJ Plymouth, Abridge . 

The shortness of life, and t/ie goodness of God. 

IFT^IME ! what .iii empty vapour 'us ! 
X And days, how swift they are ! 
Swift as an Indian arrow flies. 
Or like a shootiiig star. 

2 [The present moments just appear. 

Then slide away in haste ; 
That we can never say, they're here ; 
But only say, they^re fiaKt.'] 

3 [Our life is ever on the wing, 

And death is ever uigh ; 
The moment when our lives begin, 
We all begin to die.] 

4 Yet, mighty God, our fleeting days 

Thy lasting favours share ; 
Yet, with the bounties of thy grace, 
Thou load'st the rolling year. 

5 *Tis sovereign mercy finds us food. 

And we are coUi'd with love; 
While grace steufids pointing out the road 
That leads our souls above. 

6 His goodness runs an endless round ; 

All glory to the Lord ! 
His mercy never knows a bound ; 

And be his name ador'd, 
7 Thus we begin the lasting song; 

And, when we close our eyes. 
Let the next age thy praise prolong, 

Till time and nature dies. 

612 { Psalm 144. 2d Part. CM. b 
"*> Windsor, Durham. 

The vanity of man, and condescension of God, 

IT ORD,vvhat is man,poor feeble man, 
M-A Born of the earth at first ; 
His life a shadow, light and vain, 

Still hastening to the dust. 
3 O what is feeble, dying man, 
Or any of his race, 
That God should make it his concern 
To visit him with grace ? 
3That God,who darts his lightnings down, 
Who shakes the worlds above, 
And mountains tremble at his frown, 
How wondrous is his love ! 



613, 614, 615 

Piic.\ Psalm 39. 2d Part. C. M. b 
"^^3 Caro!iva, York. 

The vanity of man as mortal. 
ifllE rVCH me the measure of my days, 
JL Tiiou Maker of my frame ! 
I would survey life's narrow space. 
And learn how frail I am. 

2 A span is all that we can boast. 

An inch or two of time ; 
Man is but vanity and dust. 
In all his flower and prime. 

3 See the vain race of mortals move 

Like shadows o'er the plain ; 
Ttiey rage and strive, desire and love. 
But all tlieir noise is vain. 

4 Some walk in honour's gaudy showi 

Some dig for golden ore : 
They toil for heirs,they know not who. 
And straight are seen no more. 

5 What should I wish or wait for then 

From creatures, earth and dust? 
They make our expectations vain. 
And disappoint our trust. 

6 Now I forbid my carnal hope. 

My fond desir-^s recal ; 
I give my mortal interest up. 
And make my God my all. 

aiA^ Hymn 32. B.2. CM. b 
^^^^ Durham, Canterbury. 

Frailty and folly. 

IXTOW short and hasty is our life! 

U How vast our souls' affairs! 

Yet senseless mortals vainly strive 

To lavish out their years. 

2 Our days run thoughtlessly along. 

Without a momeni's stay; 
Just like a story, or a song, 
We pass our lives away. 

3 God, from on high, invites us home. 

But we march heedless on ; 
And, ever hastening to the tomb, 
Stoop downward as we run. 

4 How we deserve the deepest hell. 

That slight the joys above ! [teel. 
What chains of vengeance should we 
That break such cords of love! 

5 Draw us. O God,with sovereign gracet 

And lift our thoughts on high. 
That we mav end this mortal race. 
And see salvation nigh. 

RA K I Hymn 55. B. 2. C M. b 

"**' 5 Abiidr<e, Windsor. 

Frail Ife and succeeding eternity. 
irilHEE we adore, Kternil Name, 

A And humbly own to thee 
How feeble is our mortal frame: 

What dying worms are wc ! 



616 



DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION. 



617,618 



2 [Our wasting lives grow shorter still. 

As months and days increase ; 
And every beating pulse we teli 
Leaves but the number less. 

3 The year rolls round, and steals away 

I'he breath that first it g:ive ; 

VVhate'er we do, where'er we be, 

We're travelling to the grave.] 

4 Dangers stand thick through all the 

To push us to the tomb ; [ground. 
And fierce diseases wait around, 
To hurry mortals home. 

5 Good God, on what a slender thread 

Hang everlasting things ! 
Th' eternal slates of all the dead 
Upon life's feeble strings ! 

6 Infinite joy, or endless wo 

Attends on every breath ; 
And yet how unconcern'd we go 
Upon the brink of death! 

7 Waken, O Lord, our drowsy sense 

To walk this dangerous road; 

And, if our souls are hurry'd hence, 

May they be found with (iod. 

cAc) Psalm 90. 1st Part. CM. b 
"^"J Durham, Plympton. 

Man frail t and God eternal, 

1 ^~|UR God, our help in ages past, 
\_f Our hope for years to come. 

Our shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal home; 

2 Under the shadow of thy throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure ; 
Sufficient is thine arm al ne, 
And our defence is sure. 

3 Before the hiils in order stood, 

Or earth receiv'd her frame. 

From everlasting thou art God, 

To endless years the sime. 

4Thy word commands our flesh to dust, 
"Return, ye sons of men:'' 
All nations rose from earth at firsts 
And turn to earth again. 

5 A th( usand ages in thy sight 

Are like an evening gone : 
Short as tlie watch that ends the night. 
Before the rising sun. 

6 [The busy tribes of flesh and blood. 

With all their lives and cares, 
Are carry'd d Avnward by the flood, 
And lost in following years. 

7 Time, like an ever-rolling stt earn, 

Bears all its sons away ; 
They fly, forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 



8 Like flowery fields the nations stand, 

Pleas'd with the morning light ; 
The flowers beneath the mower's hand 
Lie withering ere tis night.] 

9 Our God, cur help in ages past, 

Our hope for years to come. 
Be thou our guard while troubles last. 
And our eternal home. 

p.X^\ Psalm 90, S. M. b 

"^ ' J Aylesbury, Little Marlboro*. 
The frailty and shortness of life, 

1 T ORD, what a feeble piece 
JLi Is this our mortal frame! 

Our life, how poor a trifle 'tis. 
That scarce deserves the name. 

2 Alas ! the brittle clay 
That built our body first ! 

And every month and every day 
'Tis mouldering back to dust. 

3 Our moments fly apace. 
Nor will our minutes stay ; 

Just like a flood our hasty days 
Are sweeping us away. 

4 Well, if our days must fly. 
We'll keep their end in sight ; 

We'll spend them all in wisdom's way. 
And let them speed their flight. 

5 They'll waft us sooner o'er 
This life's tempestuous sea: 

Soon we shall reach the peaceful shore 
Of blest eternity. 



<VV\'W\'W\ 



618| 



DEATH AND THE RESUR- 
RECTION. 

Psalm 90. L. M. b 

Putney, Armley. 

Man mortaly and God eternal. 

A mournful song at a funeral. 

1 'J^HROUGH every age, eternal God, 

Thou art our rest, our safe abode ; 
Hi^h was thy throne t- re heavv^n was made, 
Or earth, thy humble footstool, laid. 

2 Long hadst thou reign'd ere time began, 
Or dint was fnphion'd into man; 
And long thy kingdom shall endure. 
When earth and time shall be no more. 

3 But man, weak man ie born to die, 
Made up of guilt and vanity : 

Thy dreadful sentence. Lord, was just, 
*' Return, ye sinners, to your dust." 

4 [A thousand of our years amount 
Scarce to a day in tliine account ; 
Like yesterday's departed light, 
Or the last watch of ending night.] 



619, 620 

Pause. 

5 Death, like an overflowing stream, 
Sweeps lis away ; our life's a dream ; 
An empty tale; a morning flower, 
Cut down and wither'd in an hour. 

6 [Our age to seventy years is set : 
How short the term ! how frail the state! 
And if to eighty we arrive, 
We rather sigh and groan than live. 

7 Btst O how oft thy wrath appears. 
And cuts off our expected years: 
Thy wrath awakes our humble dread ; 
We fear the power that strikes us dead] 

H Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man ! 
And kindly lengthen out our span, 
Till a wise care of piety 
Fit us to die and dwell with thee. 

£.^Q > Psalm 102. 2d Part. L. M. b 
> Limehotise, German Hymn. 

Man's mortality and Christ''s eternity ; or^ saints 
die, but Christ and tie church live. 

ITT is the Lord our Saviour's hand 
.1. Weakens our strength amid the race; 
Disease and death, at his command. 
Arrest us, and cut short our days. 

2 Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray. 
Nor let our sun go down at noon ; 
Thy years are one eternal day, 
And must thy children die so soon ? 

3 Yet, in the midst of death and grief. 
This thought our sorrow shall assuage ; 
*' Our Father and our Saviour live ; 

*' Christ is the same through every age." 

4 *Twas he this earth's foundation laid. 
Heaven is the building of his hand ; 
This earth grows old, these heavens shall 

fade ; 
And all be chang'd at his command. 

5 The starry curtains of the sky, 
Like garments, shall be laid aside ; 
But still thy throne stands firm and high, 
Thy church forever must abide. 

6 Before thy face thy church shall live. 
And on thy throne tliy children reign ; 
This dying world shall they survive. 
And tlie dead saints be rais^'d again. 

fi20 1 Hymn 52. B. 2. C. M. b 
\>4>yj ^ Chelsea, Canterbury. 

Death dreadful^ or delightful. 

lT~kE\TH! 'tis a melanduly day 

JLf To those that have no God, 

When the poor soul is forc'd away 

To seek her last abode. 
2 In vain to heaven she lifts her eyes; 
But guilt, a heavy chain, 
Still .drags her downward from the skies, 
To darkness, iire, and pain. 



DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION. 



62T, 622 



3 Awake, and mourn, ye heirs of hell. 

Let stubborn sinners fear ; 
You must be driv'n from earth, and dwell 
A long FOREVER there ! 

4 See how the pit g;».pes wide for you. 

And flashes in your face ; 
And thou, my soul.look downward too, 
And sing recovering grace. 

5 He is a God of sovereign love, 

Who promis'd heaven to me, 
And taught my thoughts to soar above. 
Where happy spirits be. 

6 Prepare me, Lord, tor thy right hand, 

Then come the joyful dny ; 
Come, death, and some celestial band, 
To bear my soul away. 



621 1 

o 



Hymn 17. B. 1. CM. 2K 

St. James, Mear. 

Victory over death, 

FOR an overcom'ng faith 
To cheer my dying hours. 
To triumph o'er the monster, death. 
And all his frightfa* powers. 

2 Joyful, with all the strength I have, 
My quivering lips shoull sing. 

Where is thy boasted victory, grave ? 
"And where the monster's sting?" 

3 If sin be pardm'd, I'm secure ; 

Death hath no sting beside ; 
The law gives sin its damning power; 
But Christ, my ransom, died. 

4 Now to the God of victory 

IiTimortal thanks be paid, 
Wh'^ makesus conquerors, a hlle we die. 
Through Christ, our living head. 



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Hymn 6 B. 1. C. M. 28S 

York, London. 

Trlumfih over death, 

1 r^ REAT God, I own thy sentence just, 
fjT And nature must decriv ; 

I yield my body to the dust, 
To dwell with fellow cl ly. 

2 Yet faith may triumjih o'er the grave. 

And trample on the tombs ; 
My Jesus, my Redeemer lives, 
My God, my Saviour comes. 

3 The mighty Conqueror shall appear 

High tin a royal sent, 
And death, the last of all his foes, 

Lie vanquish'd at his feet. 
4Though greedy worms devour my skin. 

And gt\aw my wasting flesh. 
When (iod shall build my bones again, 
He'll clothe the«n all afresh. 



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DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION. 



626, 627 



5 Then shall 1 see thy lovely face 

With stronjr, immortal eyes, 
And feast upon thy unknown grace, 
With pleasure and surprise. 

oQo ; Hymn 18. B. 1. C. M. b 

Oao ^ Durham, Windsor. 
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. 
IXJKAR what the voice from heaven 
XX proclaims 

For all the picus dead ; 
Sweet is the savour of their names, 
And soft their sleeping bed. 

2 They die in Jesus, and are blest ; 

How kind their slumbers are ! 
From sufferings and from sins releasM, 
And freed from every snare. 

3 Far from this world of toil and strife, 

They're present with the Lord ; 
The labours of their mortal life 
End in a large reward. 

4>Oa\ Hymn 49. B.J, CM. t) 
"'^^i Dundee, Stade, Plymouth. 
pastes dyiyig in the embraces of God. 

1 "l"^ E ATH cannot make our souls afraid, 
X-f It' God be with us there ; 

We may walk through its darkest shade, 
And never yield to fear. 

2 I could renounce my all below, 

If my Creator bid ; 
And run, if I were caird to go. 
And die as Moses did. 

3 Might I but climb to Pisgah's top, 

And view the protr.is'd land. 
My flesh itself wousd long to dtop, 
And piay for the command. 

4Clasp*d in my heavenly Father's arms, 

I would forget, my breath, 
And lose my life among the charms 
Of so divine a death. 

RO\\ Hymn 19. B. 1. CM. » 
"^^^ f Ktainti ee, St. Davi<!s. 

The song of Simeon ; or, death made desirohk. 

1 T i.)i<D, at tny icinple we appear, 
JLi As happy Simeon can>e. 

And hope to meet our Saviour here ; 
() make our joys the same ! 

2 With what tlivine and vast delight 

The good old man was fiU'd, 
When fondly in his witherM arms 
He clasp'd the holy child ! 

3"Now I can leave tliis world," he cried; 
"behold thy servant dies; 
"I've seen thy great salvation, Lord! 
'* And close my peaceful eyes. 

4 '' This is the Light prepar'd to shine 

" Upon the Gentile lands ; 



*'Thine 1 raePs glory, and their hope, 
"To break tiieir slavish bands.'* 

5 [Jesus I the vision ( f thy face 

Hath overpoweri ig charms ! 
Scarce shall I feel death's cold embrace, 
If Christ be in my arms. 

6 Then, while ye hear my heart-strings 

How sweet my minutes roll ; [break, 
A mortal paleness on my cheek, 
And glory in my soul.] 

826 { Hymn 66. B.2. CM. « 

D^O J Braintree, Arundel, St. Asaphs. 

jifirosfiect of heaven makes death easy. 

IfJRKERE is a land of pure delight, 

X Where saints immortal reign, 

Infinite day excludes the night, 

And pleasures banish pain. 

2 There everlasting spring abides, 

And never-withering flowers; 
Death, like a nanrow sea, divides 
This heavenly land 'from curs. 

3 [Sweet fields.beyond the swelling flood, 

Stand dress'd in jving green ; 

So to the Jews old Canaan stood, 

While Jordan rolPd between. 

4 But timorous mortals start and shrink 

To cross this narrow sea. 
And linger, shivering oti the brink. 
And fear to launch away,] 

5 O I could we make our doubts remove. 

These gloomv doubts that rise — 

And see the Canaan that we love, 

With unbecloutled eyes ; 

6Could we but climb where Moses stood, 

/\nd view the iindscape o'er; 

Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold 

Should fright us from the shore, [flood 

f-O'jX Hymn 31. B. 2. L. M. S 

"'^'J . Italy, Portugal. 
ChrisCs firenencf^ makes death easy. 

1 "^^H Y should we start and fear to die, 

What timorous worms we mortals 
Death is the gate of endless joy, [are \ 
And jt^^ we dread to enter there. 

2 '5|he pains, the groans, and dying strife 
Fright our approaching souls away, 
Still we shrink back again to life, 
Fond of Aur prison and our clay. 

o O ! if my Lord would come and meet, 
My soul would stretch her . mgsin ;i -ste^ 
Flj, fearless, through 4«ath's iron gate, 
Nor feel the terrors as .'ihe pass'd. 

4 Je?u3 can make a dying bed 
Pell soft ns dowry piilowc are, 
Wliile on his breast I \e^^\^ my h^aii, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there. 



628, 629, 630 

628 ( 



Hymw 27. B. 1. CM. 

Carthage, Windsor. 
Assurance of heaven ; or, a saint prepared to die. 

1 [T^EATH may dissolve my body now, 

if And bear my spirit home; 
Why do my minutes move so slow, 
Nor my salvation come ? 

2 With hea\enly weapons I have fought 

The battles of the Lord, 
Finish'd my course, and kept the faith, 
And wait the sure reward.] 

3 God has laid up in heaven for me 

A crown which cannot fade ; 
The righteous Judge at that grekt day 
Shall place it on ray head. 

4 Nor hath the King of grace decreed 

This prize for me alone ; 
But all that love and long to see 
Th' appearance of his Son. 

5 Jesus the Lord shall guard me safe 

From every ill design ; 
And to his heavenly kingdom take 
This feeble soul of mine. 

6 God is my everlasting aid, 

And hell shall rage in v&in: 
To him be highest glory paid, 
And endl5lss praise. Amen. 

^9Q? Hymn 110. B. 1. CM. » 
"'^^i Canterbury, Bedfcwd , 
Dfath and immediate glory. 
IfTlHERE is a house not made with 
A Eternal and on high ; [hands, 
And here my spirit .waiting stands, 
Ti!l God shall bid it fly. 
SShnrtly this prison of my clay 

Must be dissolv'd and fall ; 
Then, O my soul, with joy obey 
Thy heavenly Father's call. ^ 

3*Tis he, by his alnriighty grace. 
That forms thee fit for heaven; 
And, as an earnest of 4he place, 
Hath his own Spirit given. 
4VVe walk by faith tf joys to (SWne ; 
Faith lives upon his word ; ^ 
But while the body is our home, ' 
We're absent from the Lord* - 
5 ' Tis pleasant to believe thy grace 
But we had rather see ; 
We would be ab^-ent from the flish, 
And present. Lord, with thee. 

c^cyc\\ Hymn 2. B 2. CM. b 
0-:)U ^ Windsor, Carolina. 

The death of a sinner. 
ITV/f Y thoughts on awful subjects roll, 
i.T JL Damnation and Uie dead : 

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DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION, 
b 



631,632 



W hat liorrors seize the guilty soul 
Upon a dying bed! 

2 Lingering about these mortal shores, 

She n.dkes a long delay ; 
Till, like u fl'od, with rapid force, 
Deaili sweeps the wretch away. 

3 Then, swift and dreadful she descends 

Down to ihe fiery coast, 
Among aboniiuable fiends; 
Herself a frighted ghost. 

4 There endless crowds of sir ners lie» 

And darkness makes their chains ; 
Tnrtur'd wi.h keen despair, they cry, 
Ytrt wait for fiercer pains. 

5 Not a.l their anguish and their blood 

For their old v'.uik atones. 
Nor the compassion of a God 
Sh ill hearken to thcii gvcans. 

6 Amazig grace, that kept my breath, 

NcT bade my S')ul remo\e, 
Till 1 had learn'd my Saviour's death, 
And well irsui'a his love! 

G.c>*X Hymns. B.2. CM. b 
3 Canterbuiy, Bangor. 

The death and burial of a saint, 
ITVrHV do we mourn departing friends. 

•' Or shake at death's alarms .> 
'Tis but the vtjice that Jesus sends, 
ro call them to his arms. 

2 Are we not tending upward too, 

As fast as time can mi ve } 
Nor would we wish the hours more slow. 
To keep us from our love. 

3 Why should we tremble to convey 

Their bodies to the tomb ? 
There the dear fiesh of Jesus lay. 
And left a long perfume. 

4 The graves of all his saints he blest, 

And soften'd every bed: 
Where should the dying members rest, 
But with the dying head? 

5 Thence he ai*ose, ascending high, 

And show'd our feet the way : 
Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly 
At the great rising day. 

6 Then let the last loud trumpet sound, 

And bid our kindred rise : 
A\v>ike, ye nations under ground; 
Ye saints, ascend the skies. 

Hymn 28. B.2. CM. b 

Wantage, Plymouth. 
Death ami eternity. 
ICiTOOP down, my thoughts, that 
O us'd to rise. 

Converse a while with death; 



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Think how a gasping mortal lies, 
And pants away his breath. 

2 His quivering lip hangs feebly down, 

His pulse is taint and few : 
Then, speechless, with a doleful groan, 
He bids the world adieu. 

3 But O the snul, that never dies ! 

At once it leaves the cl y1 
Ye thoughts, pursue it where it flies, 
And track its wondrous way ! 
4 Up to the courts where angels dwell, 
h nv'unts— triumphing there ; 
Cr d( vil-^ plunge it down to hell, 
In infinite despair! 
^ \nd iMis'^t my body faint and die.** 
: d Via t t'^is snul remove? 
■ some gu 'Viiirni angel nigh, 
be.'^v it bt-fe above ! • 
' ' r.-, to ^hy tuor f-.itiiful h^nd 
' iv r.-J.keriT soul 1 Iru t ; 
'' my ^!'?sh 'ARitsfor thy command 
c. Or p into mv dust. 



^;1 



.i'ruN-Gl B. 2. CM. 

Mear, St. Jainrs, York. 

*/r Ui(/n of d fat/) nd glory 

soul come, meditate the 



Y 

And think how near it stands, 



day, 



V hen thou j.iust q^t this house of clay, 
And fly to unknown lands. 

2 [And you^ mine eyes, look down and 

The hollow, gaping tomb: [view 
This gloomy prison waits for you, 
Vv'hene''er the summons come.] 

3 01 could we die with those that die. 

And place us in their stead ; 
Then would our spirits learn to fly. 
And couverse with the dead. 

4 Tiien should we see the saints above, 

In their own glorious forms, 
And wonder why our souls should love 
To dwell with mortal worms. 

5 [How should we scorn these clothes of 

These fetters, and this load, [flesh, 
And long for evening to undress, 
That we may rest with God.] 

6 We should almost forsake our clay, 

Before the summons come. 
And pray and wish our souls away 
To their eternal home. 

Hymn 63. B.2. CM. b 

Canterbury, Wantage. 
A funeral thong lit. 
1XT\RK! from the tombs a doleful 
%.%. sound ! 
Mine ears attend the cry— 



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"Ye living men, come view the ground 
"Where you must shoitly lie. 

2 *' Princes, this clay must be your bed, 

** In spite of all your towers ; 
"The tall, the wise, the reverend head 
**Must lie as low as ours." 

3 Great God, is this our certain doom ? 

And are we still secure? 
Still walking downward to the tomb, 
And yet p epare no more? 

4 Grant us the powers of quickening 

To fit our souls to fly ; [grace. 
Then, when we drop this dying flesh, 
We'll rise above the sky. 

Hymn 24. B. 1. L. M. \) 

German Hymn, Putney. 
The rich sinner dying, 

IN vain the wealthy mortals toil, 
And heap their shining dust in vain; 
Look down and scorn the humble poor, 
And boast their lofty hills of gain. 

2 Their golden cordials cannot ease 
Their pained hearts, or aching heads. 
Nor fria;ht, nor bribe approaching death 
From glittering roofs and downy beds, 

3 The lingering, the unwilling soul 
The dismal summons must obey^, 
And bid a long, a sad farewell 
To the pale lump of lifeless clay. 

4 Thence they are huddled to the grave. 
Where kings and slaves have equal 

thrones; 
Their bones without distinction lie 
Among the heap of meaner bones. 



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Psalm 49. L. M. b 

Limehouse, Putney. 

The rich si,'nner''s death, and the sainCs resurrection. 

1 'l^/S/'W Y do the proud insult the poor, 

T T And boast the large estates they 

How vain are riches to secure [have? 

Their haughty owners from the grave! 

SThey canH redeem one hour from death, 
With all the wealth in which they trust, 
Nor give a dying brother breath, 
When God commands him down to dust, 

3 There the dark earth and dismal shade 
Shall clasp their naked bodies round ; 
That flesh, so delicately i'e<\^ 

Lies cold, and moulders in the ground. 

4 Like thoughtless sheep the sinner dies, 
Laid in the grave for worms to eat ; 
The saints shall in the morning rise ; 
And find the oppressor at their feet. 

5 His honours perish in the dust. 
And pofap and beauty, birth and blood : 



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That glorious day exalts the just 
To full dominion o'er the proud. 
6 My Saviour shall my life restore, 
And raise me from my dark abode: 
My flesh and soul shall part no more, 
But dwell forever near my God. 

r^QHy ) Psalm 49. 1st Part. C. M. « 
"^ ' S Dundee, Durham. 

Pride and death ; or, the vanity of life and riches. 

l^JtJ'HY duth the man (.f riches grow 

f f To insolence and pride, 
I'o see his wealth and honours flow 
With every rising tide ? 

2 [Why doth he treat the poor with scorn, 

Made of the seif-same clay, 
And boast as th- ugh histt-sh were born 
Of better dust than they ?] 

3 Not all his treasures can procure 

His sonl a short reprieve ; 
Redeem from death one guilty hour, 
Or make his brother live. 

4 [Life is a blessing can't be sold, 

The ranscm is too high ; 
Justice wil! ne'er be brib'd with gold, 
That man may never die.] 

5 He sees the brutish and the wise, 

The timorous and the brave 
Quit their possessions, close their eyes, 
And hasten to the grave.'* 

6 Yet 'tis his inward thought and pride, 

*' My house shyll ever stand; 
"And that my name may long abide 
"I'd give it to my land." 

7Vain are his thoughts,his hopes are lost, 
How soon his memory dies ! 
His n'lme is written in the dust, 
Where his own carciss lies. 
Patjse. 

8 This is the folly of their way ; 

And yet their sons, as vain, 
Approve the words their fuhers say. 
And act their works again. 

9 M' n void of wisdom and of grace, 

If honour raise them high, 
Live like the beast, a thoughtless race, 
And like the beast they die. 

10 [Lnid in the grave like sillv sheep, 
Death feeds upon thtm there, 

Till the Ir.st trumpet breaks their hl(?ep. 
In terror and despair.] 

^'qq'^ Psalm 49. 2d Part. CM. u 
^^5 St. Anns, China. ^ ^ 

Death and the resur^fction. 
\'\TVa suns of pride, that bate the just, 
X \nd trample on the poor. 
When death has brought you down to 
cur pomp shall rise no more, [dust, 



2 The last great day shall change the 

When will that hour appear ? I^scene : 

When shall tlie just revive and reign 

O'er all that scorn'd them here? 

3 God will my naked soul receive. 

When sep'rate from the flesh; 
Antl break the prison of the grave. 
To raise my bones afresh. 

4 Heaven is my everlasting home : 

Th' inheritance is sure : 
Let men of pride their rage resume, 
But I'll repine no more. 

acyQ.} Psalm 89. 2d Part. L. M. t> 
"^^ S Limehouse, Putney, Bath. 

Mortality and ho fie. 

A funeral psalm. 
1T> EMEMBER, Lord,our mortal state, 
ilj How frail our life ! how short the 

date : 
Where is the man that draws hi? breath 
Safe from disease, secure from death ? 

2 Lord, while we see whole nations die^ 
Our flesh and sense repine and cry, 
"Must death forever rage and reign, 
'' Or hast thou made mankind in vain ^ 

3 "Where is thy promise to the just: 
" Are not thy servants turn'd to dust P" 
But faith forbids these mournful sighs, 
And sees the sleeping dust arict-. 

4 That glorious hour, that dreadful day 
Wij:)es the reproach of saints away. 
And clears the honour of thy word r 
Awake,, our souls, and bless the Lord, 

aAcd P?ALM 89. P. M. b 

""■•^^S St. Hellens, Newconrt. 

Uff, dea'h, and the resicrrectirn. 
irilHiNK, mighty God, on feeble man : 
1 How few his hours, how short hh 
span ; 
Short from the cradle to the grave. 
Who can secure his vital breath 
Against the bold demands of death, 
With skill to fly, or power to save ? 

2 Lord, shall it be forever said, 

" The race of man was only made 

"For sickness, sorrow, and the dust ?^' 
Are not thy servants, day by day. 
Sent to their graves, and tum'd to clay ? 
Lord,where's thy kindness to the just? 

3 Ha?t thou not promis'd to thy Son, 
And all his seed, a heavenly crown ? 

But flesh and sense indulge despair ; 
Forever blessed be the Lord,, 
That faith can read his holy Word, 

And find a resurrection there. 

: 4 Forever blessed be the Lord, 

^ Who gives his saints a long rewar.l 



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For all their toil, reproach and pain : 
Let all below, and all above, 
Join to proclaim thy wondrous love, 

And each repeat a loud Amen. 



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Psalm 16. 3d Part. L. M. b 
Bath, Green'^s Hundredth. 
Courage in death, and hope of the resurrection. 
1"11I/'HEN God is liigd.my faiih)SStronj>: 
T f His arm is ray almighty prop : 
Be glad, my heart; rejoice, my tongue ; 
My dying flesh shall rest in hope. 

^2 TIjough in the dnst 1 lay my head, 
Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not 1-eave 
My soul forever with the dead. 
Nor lose thy children in the grave, 

3 My flesh shall thy first call obey, 
Shake off the dust, and rise on high : 
Then shalt thou lead the wondrous way 
Up to thy throne above the sky. 

4 There streams of endless pleasure flow. 
And full discoveries of thy grace, 
i \^'hich we but tasted here below) 
Speadheavenl) joys through all the place. 



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HvMN no. B.2. S.M. » 
^ Sutton, Watohman. 

TTiuinph over death, in hope of the renurrecpiont 
1 A ND must tliis body die."* 
XjL Tills niortal frame decay ? 
And must these active limbs of mine 
Lie mouldering in the clay ? 

3 Corruption, earth and worms 
Shall but refine this flesh, 

Till my triumphant spirit comes, 
To put it on afresh. 

?•> God my Redeemer lives, 
And often from the skies 
Looks dov/n, and watches all my dust, 
Till he shall bid it rise. 

4 Array*d ki glorious grace 
Shall these vile bodies shine ; 

And every shape, and every face 
Look heavenly and divine. 

5 These lively hopes we- owe 
To Jesus' dying love ; 

VVe would adore his grace below, 
And sing his power above. 

6 Dear Lord, accej>t the praise 
Of these our humble songs, 

Till tunes of nobler sound we raise 
With our immortal tongues. 

^AQ I Hymn 102. B. 2. L. M. « 
<>^'^\ AH Saints, Eaton. 

A hafifiy resurrect io?i. 
1 l^T^^i 1^11 repine at death no more, 
JL^ But, with a cheerful gasp, resign 



To the cold dungeon of the grave 
These dying, withering limbs of mine. 

2 Let worms devour my wasting flesh, 
And crumble all my bones to dust, 
My God shall raise my frame anew, 
At the revival of the just. 

3 Break, sacred morning, thro' t^e skies, 
Bring that delightful, dreadful day ; 
Cut shori the hou s, dear Lord, and come. 
Thy lingering whee]s,how long they stay! 

4 [Our weary spirits faint to see 
The light of thy returning face ; 
And hettr the language of those lips 
Where God has shed his richest grace.] 

5 [Haste, then, upon the wings of love. 
Rouse all the pious sleeping clay ; 
That we may join in heavenly joje, 
And sing the tfiumph of the day.] 



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DAY OF JUDGMENT. 

Hymn 65. B. 1. L. M, 2& 

Eaton, Blendon. 
T/te kingdonhf of the world become the kingdom of 

the Lord; or^ the day of judgment.' 

IX ET the seventh angel sound on hio^h, 

JLi Let shouts be heard thro* all the sky; 

Kings of the earth, with glad accord, 

Give up your kingdoms to the Lord. 

2 Almighty God, thy power assume. 
Who wast, and art, and art to come ; 
Jesus, the Lamb, who once was slain, 
Forever live, forever reign I 

3 The angry nations fret and roar, 
That they can slay the saints no more ; 
On wiogs of vengeance flies our God, 
To pay the long arrears of blood. 

4 Now must the rising dead appear ; 
Now the decisive sentence hear; 
Now the dear martyrs of the Lord 
Receive an infinite reward. 



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Psalm 97. 1st Part. L. M. a 
Old Hundred, Eaton. 
Christ reigning in heaven, and coming to judgment. 

1 I!TE tiiHs! the Lord, the ^avjoui lei^^ns! 
Xi Praise him in evangelic strains; 
Let the whole earth in songs rejoice, 
And distant islands join thtir voice. 

2 Deep are his counsels and unknown. 
But grace and truth support his throne ; 
Though gloomy clouds his ways surround. 
Justice is their eternal ground. 

3 In robes of judgment, Jo, he comes I 
Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the 
Before him burns devouring fire, [tombs; 
The mountains melt, the se&s retire. 



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4 His enemies, with sore dismay. 
Fly from the sight, and shun the day ; 
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high, 
And sing, for your redemption's nigh. 



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Hymn 107. B. 2. C. M. b 
Bangor, Durham. 

The everlasting absence of Cod intolerable. 

IFIlilAr awful clay will surely come, 
A '1 h' appointed hour makes haste, 
When I must stand before my Judge, 
And pass the solemn test. 

2 Thou lovely Chief of all my joys. 

Thou Sovereign of my heart, 
How could I bear to hear thy voice 
Pronounce the sound, Dejiart? 

3 The thunder of that dismal word 

Would so torment my ear, 
'Twould tear my soul asuniler, Lord, 
Wit'i most tormenting fear. 

4 [What, to be banish 'd from my life. 

And yet forbid to die! 
To hnger in eternal p in,. 
Yet death forever ffy !] 

5 O ! wretched state cf deep despair, 

To see my God remove. 
And fix my doleful station where 
I must not taste his love ! 

6 Jesus, r throw mine arms around. 

And hang upon tliy breast ; 
Without a gi-acious suiile from thee 
My spirit cannot rest. 

t O I tell 'ne that my worthless name 
Is graven on thy hands ; 
Show me some promise, in thy book, 
Where my salvation stands. 

8 [Give me one kind, assuring word, 
To sink my fears again ; 
And cheerfully my soul shall wait 
Her threescore years and ten.] 



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Wrath 



Psalm 9. 1st Part. CM. « 
St. James, Devizes. 

Wrath and mercy from the judgment seat, 

ITH my whole heart I'll raise 
my song. 
Thy wonders I'll proclaim ; 
Thou, sovereign Judge of right and 
Witt put my foes to shame, [wrong, 

2 I'll sing thy majesty and grace; 
My God prepares hi.-» throne 
To judge the world in righteousness, 
Aad make his vengeance known. 

3 Then shall the Lord a refuge prove 

For all the poor oppress'd ; 
To save the ppople of his love, 
And give the weary rest. 

S 2. 



4The men that know thy name will trust 
In thy abundant grace ; 
For thou hast ne*er forsook the just. 
Who humbly sought thy face. 
I Sing praises to the righteous Lord* 
Who dwells on Z'on's hill, 
Who executes his threatening word* 
And doth his grace fulfil. 

K4ft^ Hymn 45. B. 1. CM. b 
"^^3 York, Buckingham. 

The last judg^ment, 

I O EE where the great incarnate God 

O Fills a majestic throne, 

While from the skies his awful voic« 

Bears the last judgment down. 

2['*I am the first, and I the last, 
*' Through endless years the same ; 
" I AM is my memorial still, 
" And my eternal name. 

3 '*^Such favours a* a God can give, 
"^ My royal grace bestows ; 
"Ye thirsty souls,come taste the streams 
♦' Where life and pleasure flows.}^ 
4['*The saint that triumphs o'er his sinsj 
** I'll own him for a son ; 
** The whole creation shall reward 
'* The conquests he has won^ 

5 " But bloody handstand hearts unclean^ 

''And all the lying race, 
*' The faithless and the scoffing crew, 
** That spurn at offer'd grace ; 

6 " They shall be taken from my sight* 

" Bound fast in iron chains, 
'* And headlong plung'd into the lake 
•'Where fire and darkness reigns."] 

7 O may I stand before the Lamb 

When earth and seas are fled ! 
And hear the Judge prcnouricemy name 
With blessings on my head. 

8 May I with those forever dwell, 

Who- here were my delight, 
While sinners, banish'd down to hell,. 
1^0 more C'ffend my sigiit. 

fi4Ql Psalm 50. 1st Part. C M. » 
D-^:y J Pembroke. Braintree. 

The last judgment ; or^ the sainti rewarded. 
inn; IE Lorti,thejudge,before his throne,. 
JL Bids the whole earth draw nigh ; 
The nations near the rising sun. 

And near the western sky. 
2 No more shall bold bl.asphemers say* 
" Judgment will ne'er begin ;" 
No more abuse his long delay 

To impudence and sin. 
SThron'd on a cloud, our God shtdl coine-^ 
Bright fldmes prepare hio v.mv ,. 



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Thunder and darkness, fire and storm 

Lead on the dreadtul day. 
4Heaven from above hi'^ call shall hear, 
Attending angels come. 
And earth and liell shall know and tear 
His justice and their doom 

5 ** But gather all my siints," he cries, 

"That made their peace wiih God 
♦•By the Redeemer's sacrifice, 
*'And seal'd it with hiS blood. 

6 *' Their faith and works,bi ought forth 

to light, 
"Shall make the world confess 
*»My sentence of reward is ii;ht, 
♦^ And heaven adore my gnxc;." 



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Psalm 50. 3d Part. CM. « 
3 Duadee, Rochester. 

Thr judgment of livfiociites. 
ITTWrHEN Ciui'^t'to judgment shall 
f T descend,' 

And saints surr-und tiieir Lord, 
He calls th- n iti>ms to attend, 

And hear his awful woid. 
2*' Not for the want of bullocks slain 
*• Will I the word reprove ; 
'* Altars and rites and forms are vain, 
" Without tiie fire of love. 
3** And what have hypocrites to do 
'' To bring their sacrifice ? 
"Thev call my statutes just and true, 
*'But deal in theft and lies. 

4 "Could you expect to 'scape my sight, 

"And sin without control? 
**But I shall bring \ our crimes to light, 
" W ith anguish in your soul." 

5 Ci^.sider, ye that slight the Lord, 

Before his wrath appear; 
If o-ce ycu f»'l b iieath his sword, 
There's no deliverer there. 



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PsAi.M 50. 1st Part. P. M. b 

Walworth, New 50lh. 
The lant judgmmt. 

itTHHE Lord, the sov'ieig'n,sen(ls his summons forth, 
^ Calls the south nations, nnd awakes the north ; 
From tust to west the somidiiig orders spread, 
Tliro' diatHUt -A-ovlds, and regions of Jhe dead : 
No more shall atiuists mock bis louar delay ; 
His vengeance sleeps no more: behold the da> ! 

S Behold the J»idc:e descends ; kis )3:nards are nigh : 
'1 empest and fire attend hiin duwn the sky : 
lleaven,earth and hell,dra w near; h-t all ihinps come 
To hear his jvistio*-, and the sinner's doom J 
•* But gather iirst my saints (ihe .Indge commands) 
Bring tliera, ye ang' h, from their distant lands. 

3 " Behold my covenant stands forever good, 
Seal'd by the eternal sacrifice in blouil. 
And sii;:nd with all their names; the Greek,the Jew, 
'1 hat paid the ancient worship, or the new ; 

There's nodistinctiup here; comc,spreadtheirthrone5, 

Aud uea> xQt Kat IP} &T(iuhKs aotl my svus* 



4 '• I, their Almighty Saviotir, and their God, 
I am their judge: Ye heavens, proclaim abroad 
My just, eternal sentence, aud declare 
Those awful truths that sinners dread to hear: 
Simmers in Zion, tremble and retire; 
1 doom the painted hypocrite to fire. 

5" Not far the want of goats or bullocks slain 
Do 1 condemn thee ; bulis and goats are vain 
Without the flames of iove: In vain the store 
Of brutal offerings that were mine before ; 
Mine are the tamer beasts and savage breed, 
Floeks,herds,and fields, and forests, \v here they feed. 

6 "If I were hungry, would I ask thee foud ? 
When did 1 thirst, or drink tiiy bullocks' blood ? 
Can 1 be ttatter'd with thy cringing bows. 
Thy solemn chatterings, and fantastic vows ? 
Are my eyes charni'd thy vestments to behold^ 
Glaiiiig in gems, and gay in woven gold? 

7" Unthinking wretch! how couldst thou hope to 
A God, a Spirit, with such toys as these ? [please 
While, with my grace and statutes on tby tongue. 
'1 hou lov'st deceit, and dost thy brother wrong 1 
In vain to pious forms thy zeal pretends. 
Thieves and adulierers are thy chosen friends. 

8 "Silent I waited with long-suliering love; 
But didst thou hope that I should ne'er reprove ? 
And cherish such an impious tliought within. 
That God, the righteous, would indulge thy sJn ? 
Behold my terrors now ; my thunders roll. 
And thine' own crimes atfright thy guilty soul." 

9 Sinners, awake betimes ; ye fools, be wise ; 
Awake before this dreadful morning rise ; famend ! 
CJiange your vain thoughts, your crooked works 
Fly to the Saviouv, make tlie Judge your friend; 
Lest like a iion his last vengeance tear 
Your trembling souls, and no deliverer near. 



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Psalm 50. 2d Part. P. M. * 
Cherriton, Landaif. 

The last judgment. 

fT^HE God of glory sends his summons forth, 

-■- Calls the south nations, and awakes the north ; 

From east to west the sovereign oiders spiead, 

I hro' distant worlds, and regions of the dead. 

Th'- trumpet sounds ; hell trembles ; heaven rejoices; 

1/ift up >our heads, ye saints, with cheerful voices. 

2 No more shau atheists mock his long delay; 
His venguauce sit eps no more : Bthoid the day ! 
Beliold the Judge tlescends : his guards are nigh : 
Tempest and liie attend him down the sky. 

When God appears, all nature shall aihire him : 
While sinners tremble, saints rejoice befor«? him. 

3 ^*Heaven, earth and hell, draw near ; let all things 
'l"o liear my justice, and the sinner's doom ! [come. 
But gather first my saints, (the Jtidge commands) 
Bring them, ye angels, fiom their distant lands." 

\\ hen Christ returns, vake every cheerful passion ; 
And shout, ye saints ! he comes for your salvation. 

4 "Behold! my covenant stands forever good, 
Seai'd by the eternal syciifice in blood, 
Andsign'd with all theirnames; the Greek, the Jew, 
That paitl the ancient worship or the new." 
Tliere's no distuiction here; join all jour voices, 
Aiul raise jour lieads, ye saints, tor heaven rejoices. 

5"Here(saith the Lord}ycangels.ypread their thrones^ 
And near me seat my favourites and my sons: 
Come, my redi.'tm'd, jjoisess the joys j)repar'd 
Ere lime began ; *tis your divine revs art!. " 

When Christ returns, w.ike ever) thi «rful p:ission ; 

And shout, ye saints ! he comes lor )Our salvation. 

Pause I. 

6" I am the Saviour, I th' Almighty God; 
I am the Judge : Ye heavens, proclaim abroad 
My just, eternal sentence, ai:d declare 
'lho3e awful truths, that sinners diead to hear.'* 
Wlien God appears, all nature shall adore him : 
While suin«rs tremble, saiuu rejoice bcfsve iuuu 



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7" Stand forth, thou bold blasphemer, and profs.ue. 
Now feel my wiath, norca 1 my threateniiig> vain : 
Thou hypocrite, once dress'ii m saint's attire, 
I doom the painted hypocrice to fire." 

Judgment proceeds ; hi'i' uvmbles ; heaven rejoices ; 

Lift up your heads, ye sauiti, with cheerful voices. 

8 " Not for tl»e want of goats or bullocks slain 
Do I condemn thee; bails and goats are vain 
Without the Hames of love ; in vain the store 
Of brutal offerings that were mine before." 

Earth is the Lord's; ail nature shall adore him; 

While sinners tren^ible, saints rejoice before him. 

9 " tf I were hungry, would I ask thee food ; 
When did I thirst, or drink thy bullocks' blood ? 
Mine are the tamer beasts, and savage breed, 
Flocks,herds,and fields,and forests where they feed." 

All is the Lord's ; he rules tht; wide creation ; 

Gives sinners vengeance, and the saints salvation. 

10** Can I be flatter'd with thy cringing bows, 
Thy solemn chatteiings and fantastic vows ? 
Are my eyes charm'd thy vestments to bthold. 
Glaring in gem*, and gay in woven gold ?" 

God is the Judge of hearts : no fair disguises 

Can screen the guilty, when his vengeance rises. 

Pafse 11. 

11 '^TLfnthinking wretch ! how couldst thou hope to 
A God, a Spirit, with such toys as these ? [please 
While with my grace and statutes on thy tongue, 
Thou lov'st deceit, and dost thy brother wrong." 

Judgment proceeds; hell trembles ; ht-aven rejoices ; 

Lift up your heads, ye saints, w ith cheerful voices. 

12 "In vain to pious forms thy zeal pretends; 
Thieves and adulterers are thy chosen friends ; 
While tl)e ftlse flatterer at my aitar waits, 
His hardeu'd soul divine instruction hates." 

God is the Judge of hearts ; no fair disguises 

Can screen the guilty when his vengeance rises. 

13 " Siient I waited with ioug-sufferiiig love ; 
But didst thou hope that 1 should ne'er reprove ? 
And cherish such an impious thought within. 
That the Ail-hoiy would indulge thy sin?"' 

See, God appears, all nature joins to adore him ; 

Judgment proceeds, and sinnei-s fall before him, 

14*'Bt-hold ray temn-s now; my thunders roll. 
And thy own crimes affright thy guilty soul. 
Now like a lion shall my vengeance tear 
Thy bleeding h^'art, and no deliverer near." 

Judfxment concludes ; hell trembles ; heaven rejoices; 

Lift up your heads, ye saints, with cheerful voices. 

Epiphonema. 

15 " Sinners, awake betimes ; ye fools, be wise ; 

Awake before this dreadful morning rise: [amend ; 

Change your vain thoughts, your crooked works j 

Fly to the Saviour, make the Judge your friend." 

Then join the saints ; wake eyery cheerful passion ; ■ 

When Christ returns, he comes for your salvation, j 



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HELL AND HEAVEN. 

f^KQ? Hymn 44. B. 2. L. M. b 

s Liraehouse, Putnej. 

Hell ; or, the vrng'-ance of God. 
I'^^^TITH holy fear, and humble song, 
? ▼ The dreadful God our souls adere ; 
Reverence and awe becomes the tona:ue 
That speaks the terrors of his power. 

2 Far in the deep, where darkness dwells, 
The land of horror and de.spair, 
Justice has built a dismal hell. 
And laid her stores of vengeance there. 

3 [Eternal plagues, and heavy chains, 
TormeutiDg racks^ aud fiery coals, 



And darts t' inflict immortal pains, 
Dy'd in the olood of daujutd souls. 

4 There Satan, the first sinner, lies, 
And roars and bites his iron bauds ; 
In vain the rebel strives to rise, [hands.] 
CrushM with the weiglit of botli thine 

5 There guilty ghosts of Adam's race 
Shriek out, and howl beneath thy rod j 
Once they could scorn a Saviour's grace, 
But they incens'd a dreadlul God. 

6 Tremble, my soul, and kiss the Son — 
Sinners, obey the Saviour's call ; 
Else your damnation hastens on, 
And hell gapes wide to wait your fall. 

c^kaX Hymn 105. B. L CM. * 
"*^^3 St. James, Dundee. 

Heaven invisible and holy. 
l"1^rOReyehathseen,norearhathheardj, 
J3I Nor sen.se r.or reason known, 
Vv iiat joys thfi Father hath prepar'd 
For tnose that love the !5on. 

2 Bnt the good Spirit of tiie Lord 

Reveaih! a heaven to come ; 
The be.ims of glory in his word 
Ailure and guide us home. 
3 Pure are the joys above the sky. 
And all the region pcitce; 
No wanton lips, nor envious eye 
Can see or taste tVie bliss. 

4 Th' se holy gates forever bar 

Polluiio , sin and shame; 
K<;i e shall obtain admittance there. 
Bat fohowers of the Lamb. 

5 He keeps die Father's book of life. 

There all their names are found; 
Tlie hypocrite io vain shall scri.e 
To tread the heavenly ground. 

fiKK) HymnSS. B.2. cm. «ort> 
^^^\ Abridge, St. Anns. 

Freedomfrom din and misery in heaven, 
ll^UR sins, alas, how sirong they be \ 
\,f And like a violent j-ea 
They break our duty, Lord» to thee, 
And hurry us away. 

2 The waves of trouble, how they rise J 

How loud the tempests roar ! 
But death shall land cur weary souls 
Safe oa tlie heavenly shore. 

3 There, to fulfil his sweet commandSj, 

Our speedy feet shall move; 
No sin shall clog our winged zeal. 
Or cool our burning love. 

4 There shall we sit, and sing, and teU 

The wonders cf his gi ace ;. 



656, 657 



HELL AND HEAVEN. 



658, 659 



Till heavenly raptures fire our hearts, 

And smile in every face. 
5 Forever his dear sacred name 
Sh/ill dwell upon uur tongue ; 
And Jesus and Salvation be 
The close of every song. 

P ^« 1 Hymw 40. B. 1. L. M. a 

U DO ^ Nantwich, Dunstan. 

The business and blessedness of glorified saintst 

1^' l^^THAT happ}' men.or angels these, 
f ? ''That ail their robes are spot- 
less white ? 
'" Whence did this glorious troop arrive 
"At the pure realms of heavenly light?" 

2 From torturing racks, and burning fires, 
An 1 seas of their own blood thev came ; 
But nobler blood has washM their robes. 
Flowing from Christ, the dying Lamb. 

3Nowthi^y approfich th' Almighty Throne 
With loud hosannas night and day ; 
Sweet anthems to the great Three-One 
Measure their blest eternity. 

4 No more shall hunger pain their souls ; 
He bids their parching thirst be gone ; 
And spreads the shadow of his wings 
To screen ^em from the scorching sun. 

5 The Lamb, that till." the middle throne, 
Shall shed around h s milder beams; 
There shall»they feast on his rich love, 
And drink, full joys from living streams. 

6 Tims shall their mighty bliss renew, 
Through the vast round of endless years: 
And the soft hand of sovereign grace 
Hfeals all their wounds, and wipes their 

tears. 



657 



} 



% 



Hymn 41. B. 1. C. M. 

ji Exeter, Cambridge. 

77;" f-amf ; or^ the mar'yrn glorified 
1*TT% IRSE glor'ous minds, how blight 
J. hey s'ii»;e! 

** vVbenre all ihtir white array? 
**How came they to the happy seats 
" Of everlasting d;»y ?*' 

2 Fo u t rturing pains to endless joys, 

()u fiery vheeils th-v rode. 
And strangely washM their raiment white 
In Jesus' d/mg bi:>od. 

3 Now th'.y ai>prt:ich a spotless God. 

And b w before his thr>ne ; 
Th»-ir warbling harps and sacred songs 
Adore the Holy One. 

4Thf unveird glories v>f his face 
Amoiig his sainis reside, 
While tiie rich treasure of his grace 
Sees ail their wants supply 'd. 



5Tormenting thirst shall leave their souls, 
And hunger flee as fast ; 
Tiie fruit of life's in- mortal tree 
Shall be their sweet repast. 

6 The Lamb shall lead his heav'nly flock 
Where living fountains rise, 
And love divine shall vipe away 
The sorrows of their eyes. 

ftrQ> Hymn 33. B. 2. CM. t^ 

"^^ $ Chrisimas, Bray. 

The blessed society in heaven. 

ITJ AISE tliee, my scu!, tly up, and run 

M\ Through every heavenly street, 

And say, There^s ncughtbelow the sun 

That's worthy of thy feet. 

2 Thus will we mount on sacred wings. 

And tread the courts above : 
Nor earth, nor jd! her n)ightiest things 
Shall tempt our meanest love. 

3 There, on a high majestic throne, 

Th* Almighty Father reigns. 
And sheds his glurious goodness down 
On all the blissful plains. 

4B:igh^, like a sun, the Saviour sits. 
And spreads eternal noon ; 
No evcniiigs there, nor gloomy nights, 
To want the feeble moon. 

5Amid those ever-shining skies, 

Behold the sacred Dove ; 
While banish'd sin, and sorrow flies 
From all the realms of love. 

6 The glorious tenants of the place 

Stand bending round the throne; 
And saints and seraphs sing and praibe 
The infinite Three-One. 

7 [But O, what beams of heavenly grace 

Transport them ail the whne ! 
Ten thousand smil; s from Jesus' face. 
And love in every smile!] 

8 Jesus, and when. shall that dear day, 

That joyful hour, appear, 
When I shall leave this house of clay. 
To dwell among them there ? 

^KQ> Hymn 63. B. 2. CM. « 

^^^ \ Wareham. Stade. 

l^he humble loorshifi of heaven, 
ITjtA THER, I. long, I faint to see 
M. The place of thine abode ; 
I'd leave thy earthly courts, and flee 
\J\) to thy seat, my God ! 

•J H -re I behold, thy distant face, 

And 'tis a pleasing sight ; 
But to abide in thine embrace 
Is infinite delight. 

3 I'd part with all the joys of sense 
To gaze upon thy throne ; 



«60, 661 

Pleasure springs fresh forever thenc©, 

Unspeakable, unknown. 
4[There all the heavenly hosts are seen; 

In shining ranks they move; 
And drink immortal vigour in, 

With wonder, and with love. 

5 Then at thy feet with awful fear 

Th* adoring armies fall ; 
With joy they shrink to nothing there, 
Before thi' eternal all. 

6 There I would vie with all the host 

In duty, and in bliss; 
While less than nothing I could boast, 
And vanity confess.] 

7 The more thy glories strike mine eyes, 

The humbler I shall lie ; 
Thus, while I sink, my joys shall rise 
Uiinieasurably high. 

aaCil Psalm 96. L. P. M. » 

^^^S 46th Psalrn. 

The God of the Gentiles, 

1 X ET all the earth their voices raise 
JLi To sing the choicest psalm of praise, 

To sing and bless Jehovah's name : 
His glory let the heathens know, 
His wonders to the nations ehow, 

And all his saving works proclaim. 

2 The heathens know thy glory. Lord ; 
The wondering nations read thy word ; 

Among us is Jehovab known : 
Our worship shall no more be paid 
To gods which mortal hands havemade; 

Our Maker is our God alone. 

3 He fram'd the globe, he built the sky, 
He made the shining worlds on high, 

And reigns complete in glory there : 
His beams are majesty and light ; 
His beauties how divinely bright ; 

His temple how divinely fair! 

4 Come, the great day, the glorious hour, 
When earth shall feel his saving power, 

And barbarous nations fear his name; 
Then shall the race of man confess 
The beauty of his holiness. 

And in his courts his grace proclaim. 

CCA I Hymn 91. B.2. CM. « 
""^ S Braintre- , Barby. 

The glory of Christ in heaven. 

1 ir\ THE delights, the heavenly joys, 
\j The glories of the place. 
Where Jesus sheds the brightest beams 

Ot his o'erflowiug grace. 

2 Sweet majesty and awful love 

Sit smihng on his brow ; 
And all the glorious ranks above 
At humble distance bow, 



H^SLL AND HEAVEN. 



66^ 



3 [Princes to his imperial name 

Bend their bright sceptres down ; 
Dominions, thrones, and powers rejoice,. 
To see him wear the crown. 

4 Archangels sound his lofty praise 

Through every heavenly street, 
And lay their highest honours down 
Submissive at his feet. 

5 Those soft, those blessed feet of his. 

That once rude iron tore, 
High on a throne of light they stand,. 
And all the saints adore. 

6 His head, the dear majestic head> 

That cruel thorns did wound. 
See what immortal glories shine, 
And circle it around! 

7 Tills is the Man, th' exalted Man, 

Whom w?, unseen, adore I' 
But, when our eyes behold his facei, 
Our hearts shall love him more. 

8 [Lord ! how our souls ar - all on fire 

To see thy blest abode : 
Our toRgues rejoice in tunes of praise 
To cur incarnate God ! 

9 And while our faith enjoys this sight. 

We long to leave our clay ; 
And wish thy fiery chariots. Lord, 
To fetch our souls away ] 

r-^rt ) Hymn 75. B. 2. . C. M. » 
^"-^ \ Christmas,Hymn 2d,Pembroke. 

^fiiriiual and eternal joys ; or^ the be- 

atific sight of Christ 
IT^ROM t'hee,my God,myjoys shall rise,, 
J? And run eternal rou^icis, 
Beyond the limits of the skies. 
And all created bounds. 

2 The holy triumphs of mv soul 

Shall death itself out-b ave, 

Leave dull mortality behind. 

And fly beyond the grave. 

3 There, where my blessed Jesus reigns,. 

In heaven's unmsasurM space, 
I'll spend a long eternity ^ 

In pleisure, and in praise. 
4Milli'ns of years my wondering eyes 
Siiall o*er thy be;<uues rove; 
And endless ages I'll adore 
The glories of thy love. 

5 [Swef^t J'.sus ! every smile of thine 

Shall freslj end arn)et)ts brii^g. 
And ihousai.d tas'es of new dehght 
From all thv gr -ces spring. 

6 Haste, my Bt loved, fetch my soul- 

Up to thy bl^ssM ab^'de ; 
F.y, for my spirit longs to seet 
My Saviour, and my God.} 



663, 664, 665 



DOXOLOGIES. 



666— 67 V 



tCT I CANNOT persuade myself to put a full 
period to these divine Hymns, until I have addi-essed 
a special SONG OF GLORY to God the Father, the 
Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though the Latin name of 
it, Gtoria Patri, be retained in the English nation 
from the Roman Church ; and though tliere may be 
some excesses of superstitious honour paid to the w ords 
of it, which may have wrought some unhappy preju- 
dices in weaker Christians, yet I believe it»till to be 
one of the noblest parts of Christian worship. The 
subject of i» is the doctrine of the Trinity, which is 
that ptcuiiar glory of the Divine Nature, that our 
Lord Jesus Christ has so clearly revealed unto men, 
am; is sr) necessary to true Christianity. The action 
is praise, which is the most compltte and exalted part 
of heavenly woi-ship. I have cast the song into a 
variety of forms,and have fitted it by a plain version, 
or a larger paraphrase, to be sung either alone, or at 
the conclusion of another Hymn. I have added also 
a ftfw Hosannas,or Hscrintions of salvation to Christ, 
m the same manner, and for the same end. 



DOXOLOGJES. 

{Those of rnch metre arc placed to- 
gether, beginning with long metre.) 

^r^q? Hymn 26. B. 3. JstL.M. » 
"^^ S Old Huudred, Bath. 

A song tf praise to the ever-blessed TRINITY- 
GOD the FATHER, SON, and SPIRIT. 

1"0 LESS'D be the Father and his love, 
J3 To whose celestial source we owe 
Rivers of endless joy Jibove, 
And rills of comfort here below. 

2 Glory to thee, great Son of God, 
From whose dear wounded body rolls 
A precious ftream of vital blood, 
pardon and life for d3iiiig souls. 

3 We give the sacred Spirit praise, 
Who in our hearts of sin and wo 
Makes living springs of gface arise, 
And into boundless glory flow. 

4 Thus God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, we adore, 
That sea of life and love unknown, 
Without a bottom or a shore. 



Quercy, Green's lOOth, Bath. 



664 ( 

l|~^LORY to God the Trinity, 
xJTWhoS'' namf' hasmysffrles unknown; 
In essence One, in person Ihree ; 
A social nature, yet alone 

2When all our noblest powers are join'd 
The honour? of thy name to raise. 
Thy g ories over-match our mind. 
And angels faint beneath the praise. 

665 1 Hymn 32. B.3. 3d L. M. « 

TO God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise^ and glory given. 
By all oil earth, and all in heaven. 



S 



666? Hymn 33. B. 3. L, M. 

Or thus. 

ALL glory to thy wondrou? name, 
Father of mercy, God of love ; 
Thus we exalt the Lord, the Lamb, 
And thus we praise the heavenly Dove. 

nc,n\ Hymn 27. B 3. IstG.M. « 
^" ' 3 Bray, Si. Martins. 

1 1^ LORY to God the Father's name, 
\^ Who, from our sinful race, 
Chose out his favourites to proclaim 
The honours of his grace. 

2 Glory to God the Son be paid, 

Who dwelt in humble clay, 
And, to redeem us from the dead, 
Gave his own life away. 

3 Glory to God the Spirit give, 

From whose almighty power 
Our souls their heavenly birth derive, 
And bless the happy hour. 

4 Glory to God that reigns above, 

Th' eternal Three in One, 
Who by the wonders of his love 
Has made his nature known. 

668? Hym«30. B.3. 2d cm. « 

iriiHE God of mercy be ador'd, 
JL W^ho calls our souls from death, 
Who saves by his redkeming word, 
And new- creating breath. 

2 To praise the Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit all divine. 
The One in. Three, and Three in One, 
Let saints and angels join. 

669? Hymn 34. B.3. 3dC.M. « 

NOW let the Father, and tHe Son, 
And Spirit be ador'd, [known, 
Where there are works to make him 
Or saints to love the Lord. 

670 J HffMN35. B.3. CM. « 

Or thus. 

HONOUR to thee. Almighty Three, 
And everlasting One ; 
All glory to the Father be. 
The Spirit, and the Son. 

c->*f4l The 2g? at the end of the Psalms. 
^'^5 ' [CM. »] 

LET God the Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit be ador'd, [known, 
Where there are works to make him 
Or saints to love the Lord. 



672—676 



DOXOLOGIES. 



^^^7 HymnSS. B.3. IstS. M. m 
^ * ^^ Dover, Silver Street. 

1 X ET God the Father live 

I A Forever on our tongues ; 
Sinners from his first love derive 
The ground of all their songs. 

2 Ye taints, employ your breath 
In honour to the Son, 

"Who bought your souls from hell and 
By oiFering up his own. [death, 

3 Give to the Spirit praise 
Of an immortal strain, 

Whose light and power and grace con- 
Salvation down to men. {veys 

4 While God the Comforter 
Reveals our pardonM sin, 

O may the blood and water bear 
The same record within ! 

5 To the great One in Three, 
That seal this grace in heaven, 

The Father, Son, and Spirit, be 
Eternal glory given. 



677 1 



€73} 



Hymn 31. B.3. 2d S. M. » 

1 T ET God the Maker's name 
JLi Have honour, love and fear; 

To God the Saviour pay the same. 
And God the Comforter. 

2 Father of lights above, 
Thy mercy we adore. 

The Son of thine eternal love, 
And Spirit of thy power. 

674 ( Hymn 36. B.3. 3d S. M. » 

YE angels round the throne, 
And saints that dwell below, 
Worship the Father, love the Son, 
And bless the Spirit too. 

675? HYMM37. B.3. S.M. » 

Or thus. 
jpilVE to the Father praise; 
IJT Give p;l(^rv to the Son ; 
And to the Spirit of his grace 
Be equal honour done. 

ei^a } The hth at the endofthe Piabn-^. 
67b 5 |-P. M. *] 

Now to the great and sacred Three, 
The Father, Son, and Spirit, be 
Eternal praise and glory given, 
Through aU the worlds where God is 

known, 
By all the angels near the throne, 
And all the saints in ea{th and heavep. 



677-.679 

Hymn 38 B.3. H. M. * 
Bethesda, Portsmouth. 

Aaong offiraifte to the blessed Trinity. 

1 X GIVE immortal praise 
JL To God the Father's love, 
For all my comforts here. 
And better hopes above, 
He sent his own I To die for sins 
Eternal Sin, | That man had done. 

; To God the Son belongs 
Immortal glory too, 
Who bought us with his blood 
From everlasting wo : 



A'.d sees the fruit 
Of all his pains. 



And now he lives, 
And now he reigns, 

5 To God the Spirit's name 
Immortal worship give, 
Whose new-creaiing power 
Makes the dead sinner live 



His work completes 
The great design, 



And fiils the soul 
With joy divine. 



% Almighty God, to thee 
Be endless honours done. 
The undivided Three, 
And the mysterious One : 
Wliere reason fails j There faith prevails 
With all her powers,! ^nd love adores. 



678 ( 



Hymn 39, B. 3. H. I\I. 
Portsmouth. 



* 



1 rpj Him that chose us first, 

JL Before the wortd bcga ; ; 
To Him thai bore ihe caiac 
To save rebelll is m; n ; 
To Him that foi 'ii'd O.i'- hearts anew 
Is eudless pr ise And g^oiy due. 

2 The Father's love shall rua 
Through our immorral songs; 
We b-^iig to Gol th- Son 
Hosannas on our tongues : 

Our lips address The Spirit's name. 
With equal praise, And zeal the same. 

3 L^-t every saint above, 

And angel round the throne. 
Forever ble.s and love 
T!ie sacred Thee in Oiie. 
Thus heaven shall raise His honours high, 
When earth and time Grow old and die. 



Hymn4G< B.3. H.M. ^ 



679^ 

Td God the Father's throne 
Perpetual honours raise ; 
Glory to God the Son, - 
Tcj GckI the Spirit praise : 
And while our lips Theh' tribute bring, 
Our iaith adores The name we sing.. 



C80— 684 



HOSANNAS. 



685—687 



680^ 



The tth at the end of the 
Fsalms. [H. M. «] 

TJ God the Father's throne 
Perpetual honours raise ; 
Glory to God the Son, 
To God the Spirit, praise : 
With all our powers, Eternal King, 
Thy name we sing, While f vith adores. 



681 



> 



^ 



Hymn 41. B.3. H. M. » 

Or thu<i : 

TO our etern al G' d. 
The Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit, all divine, 
Three mysteries in one, 
Salvation, power, And praise be given, 
By all on earth, And all in heaven. 



X/WVWV%'V 



THE HOSANNA: 



OB, 

SALVATION ASCRIBED TO CHRIST. 

682 ( Hymn 42. B. 3. L, M. « 
jlTfOSANNA to King David's Son, 

JnL Who reigns on a superior throne ; 
We bless the Prince of heavenlj birth, 
Who brings salvation down to earth. 
2 Let every nation^ every age, 
In this delightful work engage ; 
Old men and babes in Sion sing 
The growing glories of her King. 

683 ( Hymn 43. B. 3. CM. » 
ITJOSANNA to the Prince of Grace ; 

H. Sion, behold thy King ; 
Proclaim the Son of David's race. 

And teach the babes to sing. 
SHosanna to the incarnate Word, 

Who from the Father came; 
Ascribe salvation to the Lord, 

With blessings on his n^me. 

Hymn 16. B. 1. CM. « 

Be 1 ford, Parma. 
Honanna to Christ. 
1YJ-0^\NNA to th' royd Son 
H Of David's ancicint line; 
His natures two, his person one. 

Mysterious and divine. 
2 The rrot of David here we find, 
And offspring is the snine ; 
Eternitv and time are joia'd 

In our Immanuel's name. 
SBless'd he that comes to wretched men 
With peaceful news from heaveu ; 



684 1 



H OS annas of the highest strain 
To Christ the Lord be given! 

4 Let mortals ne*er refuse to take 
Th' hosanna on their tongues. 
Lest rocks and stones should rise, and 
Their silence into songs. [break 



685 



> Hymn 89. B. 2. C M. 
^ Christmas, York. 

Chriat^s victory over Satan. 



2£ 



1 FJOSANNA to our conquering King, 
U The prince of darkness flies ; 

His troops rush headlong down to hell, 
Like lightning from the skies. 

2 There b'^und in chains the lions roar, 

And fright the rescu'd sheep ; 
But heavy bars confine their power 
And malice to the deep. 

3 Hosanna to our conquering King! 

All hail, incarnate love ! 
Ten thousand songs and glories wait 
To crown thy head above. 

4 Thy victories and thy deathless fame 

Through the wide wo; Id shall run ; 
And everlasting ages sing 
The triumphs thou hast won. 



686] 



» 



Hymn 44. B. 3. S. M. 
Watchman, St. Thomas. 

HOSANNA to the Son 
Of David, and of God, 
Who brought the news of pardon down, 
And bought it with his blood. 

2 To Christ th' anointed King 

Be endless blessings given ; 
Let the whole earth his glory sing, 
Who made our peace with heaven. 

f»Qpy I TlYMjy 45. B 3. H. M. ^ 

"^ ' S Portsmouth, Bethesda. 

1 TJ OS ANN A to the King 

"*-■*• Of David's ancient blood; 
Behold 'he comes to bring 
Forgiving grace from God : 
Let old and young Attend his way, 
And at his feet Their honours lay. 

2 Glory to God on high ; 
Salvation to the Lamb ; 

Lfet earth, and sea, and sky, 
His wondrous love proclaim: 
Upon his head Shall honours rest. 
And every age Pronounce him bless'd. 



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HYMNS, 

FROM THK 

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■ THE number of HymnS in this Seleetion has been limited to a litrTe 6T«r "three hun- 
dred, for the purpose of rendering it convenient to bind them in the same volume with the 
Psalnis and Hymsjs of Or. Watts, to which they are designed as a Supplement. For the 
same purpose also, some of the Hymns have been abridged, that the volume might not be ex- 
tended to an immoderate size. 

In one respect at least, it is thought this Selection will be preferable to any now in cir- 
culation. It contains the ivhule of ihe Sacred Poetry of Dr. Watts, adapted to the purposes 
of devotion and praise, not found in the common editions. 

An addition of nearly eighty Hymns from the pen of that " sweet singer in Israel," to 
those ahtfdy in use, cannot but be highly grateful to the Christian public. In point of sen- 
liuitnt and poetry, they will be found wonhy of the just celebrity of their distinguished author. 
Of the character of the other hymns, it is left for the public to judge. 

Care has b'ien taken to give as great a variety as the limits of the work would admit. Many 
exct lltiK Jiftmns on particular subjects might have been inserted, but they would have exclud- 
ed others on subjects equally important, 

A primary object, after giving the xvhole of Dr. Watts, has been to select the best Hymns 
on su'.>j<-cts which he liad omitted : and the compiler flatters himself that this work, con- 
taining as it does MORE THAN A THOUSAND Psalms and Hymns, of approved excel-., 
lence, will furnish the churches of Christ with a supply of sacred poetry, better suited to 
all subjects and occasions, than any heretofore published: while, by throwing the whole in- 
to one volume, the price is reduced, and the confusion arising from the use of two books, 
avoided. 

It affords me no small gratification, that both the pUn and the select Hymns have receiv- 
ed the approbation of many whose judgment and taste the public have long been accustomr 
ed to respect. But the consideration that the book may be used in the same congregation 
with the common editions of Watts, will probably best recommend it to the attention of 
Christians. 

It has- long been a subject of regrt^t among judicious persons, of all religious denominations, 
that so many hymns should have obtained circulation, which are entirely destitute of poetic 
merit, and which serve only to corrupt the taste, and excite the passions without benefiting 
the heart. 

The injurious ^ff^-cts of such hymns it is hoped the use of this Supplement will have a ten- 
dency to counteract, and at the same time preserve entire those inimitable compositions of 
Dr. Watts, which many persons of late, have discovered too much willingness to mutilate 
or neglect. No seleciion, however excellent, should be suifcred to supersede the use of them. 

" It is deemed unnecessary to make any apology fur taking a few hymns, from authors who 
differ in doctrinal sentiments, from myself and the churches' with which I am in cortnexion. 
The hymns themselves, superiour in their kind, and on subjects ia which all real Christians 
agree, must and will be their own apology." 

May the great Head of the Church bless this humble effort to promote Wis glory, and the 
beauty of Christian worship, 4 

JAMES M. WINCHELL. 

SoUon, Jfoy, 1819. 



TABLE OF THE FIRST LLYES 

TO THE SUPPLEMENT. 



Ki/rnn and Parre. 

ABSENT from flesh, O blissful tliouglit 291 

Absurd and vain attempt to bind . . 168 

Adim, oin- father and our head . . 77 

Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near . . 104 

Ai^ain the Lord of life and light • . 182 

Afl hail the power of Jesus' name , . 65 

Almighty Kingl whose wondrous hand . 29 

Almighty Maker Giid • .... 178 

Am 1 a soldier of the cross • . . 112 

And is this life prolong'd to me . . 277 

And is the gospel ptace and love . • 49 

Angfls! roll the rock away ... 51 

Another six days' work is done . . 180 

Are those the happy persons here . . 229 

As on I he cross tlie Saviour hung . . 91 

As birds their inflmt brood protect . 194 

At anchor laid, reniote fiom home . . 106 

Awake jny soui, lift up thine eye . • 170 

Awake, my soni, stretch every nerve . 148 

Awake iny zeal, awak.- ray love . . 278 

Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes . 248 

Before thy thrOne, eternal Kin;? . . 217 

Behold the sons, t!ie heiis of Ciod . . 114 

Beho'.d th(; exptcttd tinie dran- near . 220 

B>;sto.v, ilear Lord, upon our youth . 257 

Blest be the tie that binds ' . . . 130 

Blest is the man wliose heart expands . 259 

Blessed are the sons of God ... 71 

Blessed Kcdeenier] bow divine . . . 122 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow . . . 188 

Celestial Kingl our spirits lie ... 11 

Christ, the Lord, is rise)i to-day . . 53 

Come, hoiy Spirit, come .... 1C5 

Come, huivibie sinnt-r, in whose breast . 135 

Come in, thoii blessed of the I>ord - . 231 

Come, Lord, aud warm each lan^ruid heart 303 

Come, let us search our. ways and see . 123 

Come, tliou foui t of eveiy iilissing . . 244 

Come, thou soul-transformim^ Spirit . . iJT 

Cooie, weaiy souls, with sins disirest . ICj 

Come, ye thit love the Saviour's na.tie . 64 

Com ', ye that know and fear the Lord 14 

Compar'd with Christ, in all beside . 60 

Curst be the man, forever curst , . 94 

Dear refuge of my weary soul . . . KU 

Dear Saviour, we are thine ... 90 

Dear Saviour, we rejoice t . hear . . 200 
Deep are the wounds which sin has made 67 

Didst thou, dear Jesus, suS"er 'shame . 142 

Deluded souls that seek to find . . . 295 

Do flesh and nature dread to tlie . . 304 

Do I bt'itve what Jesus saith . . . 1^6 

Do thou, my soul, in sacred lays . . . 15 

Earth has engross'd my love too long . 305 

Encompass'd with clouds of distress . . 154 

Enslavd by sin, and bound in chains , 88 

Eternal God! almighty cause ... 18 

Eternal God! enthroned on high . . 257 

Ett:rnal Power I whose high abode . . 38 

Eternal Power, almighty God ... 2 

Eternal Wisdom, thee- we praise . . 21 

Exert tliy power, tiiy right maintain . 219 

Farewell, dear friend, a short farewell . 237 

Pair Sion's King, we suppliant bow . 204 

Fathet^ aditr'd in woi'lds above . . . 186 

Father, how wide thy glories shine . . 98 

Father, is not thy promise pledg'd . - 221 

Father of glory, to tliy name ... 17 

Father of mercies ! in thy word . . 42 

Father of our feeble race .... 126 

Father t^f all, thy care we bless . . 17? 

Father of mercies, in thy house . . . 211 



Father ©f foithfitl Abrah'm, hear 
Fierce j>assi«ms discompose the mind . 
For a season call'd to part 
Frequent the day of God returui 

Glory to God on high • , "■ . 

God is a name my soul adores 
God moves in a mysterious way 
God of my life, through all its days 
God of eternity, from thee . ' , 

Gracr, 'tis a charming sound 
Great Author of -He immortal mind 
Great Gotl of Providence ! thy ways 
Gnat God, 'tis from thy sovereign grace 
Great God, thy holy law requires . 
Great Ciod, thy matchless care we bless 
Great God, the nations of the earth 
Great God, to thee my evening soiip 
Great God, we sing that mighty hand 
Grtat King of glory, come 
Great L(Md of all, thy matchless power 
Great Lord of angels, we adore 
Gre;it Ruler of the earth and skies . 
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah . 

Hail ! mighty Jesus ! how divine . 
Hail ! thou once despised Jesus 
Kaik, the glad sound; the Saviour comes 
Hark I the her!:Id angels sing . 
Happy beyond description he . . 
Happy the man, who fiuds the grace 
Hath God been faithful to his- word 
He lives ! the great Redeemer iivci 
Hear, Lord, the song of praise and pray 
Hear, gracious God, m\ humble n.oan 
He dies, the frend of sinners dies 
Hence from my sou!, my sins, depart 
Ho! eVery one that thirsts, draw.^nigh 
Hoiy and reverend is the name 
Honour and happiness nnite . . 

H'iW char.uing is tlie place . . 

How are tliy scrrvants bless'il, O Lord 
How helpless guiity nature lies . 

How is o;ir nat;r.e spuil'd by sin 
How '. )ng shall death the tyrant reign 
How oft, alas! this wn-tched heart . 
How prcci uis is the book divine . 
How preeious is thy word, O God . 
How rich thy gifts. Almighty King . 
How soft the words my Saviour speaks 
How vast tlie treasure we possess . 

I ask'd the Lord tliat I might grow 
I love thy kingdom, Lord . . . ^ 
I see the pli^asant bed . .. . 

Indii'yjeMit G'ld, whose bounteous care 
InJiuite power, eternal Lord 
In gad antazinient. Lord, we stand 
Inquire, ye pilgiiius, for the M'ay 
Is it a thing of good report =. . 

Jesus, I love thy chaiming name 
Jesus, I sing thy matchless grace . 
Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone 
Jesus, my Lord, Isow rich thy grace 
Jesus, our Saviour and our God 
Jesus, the spring of joys divijie . 

Jesus, thy blood and righteousness 
Jesus, thy blessings are not few 
Jesus, lover of my soul 
Jesus, full of all compassion 

Keep silence, all created things , 

Kindred in Chiist for his dear sake 

L t avarice, from shore to shore 
Let party names no more . . . 
Let those who bear the Christian name 
Let Zion's watchmen all awake 



IV 



TABLE OF FfRST LINES. 



Loid, at thy feet we sinners lie . 
Lord, at thy table I tiehoJd 
Look down, O Lord, with pityuisf eye 
Lord, didst thou send thy Son to tlie 
Lord, hast thou made me know thy way 
Lord, how delightful 'tis to s«e . 

Lord, in the temple* of thy grace . 
Lord, I am pain'd but 1 resign 
l.Vid of my life, O may thy praise 
Li.rd of the worlds below . . . 
Lord, send thy word, and let it fly 
Lord, 'tis an infinite delight 
Lon^, what is mail, extremes how wide 
3 ord, whtn our raptur'd thought survey 
Lord, when we see a saint of ihine 

Mark, when tempestuous winds arise 
Mark the soft-falling snow . « 
Alethirtks the last great day is come 
jHortals, awakis witli angels join . 
>Iy Gwd, 1 bow btfore thy il^t , 
My God, 1 love, and I aiiore . 
My helper God, I bltss his name . 
My soul, survey thy happijiess . 
My sorrows like a liood 
My thoughts, thiit ol'tcn mount the sliies 
My times of sorrow and of joy 
Must all the charms of nature then 
Must friends aud kindred drop aiid *ie 
Not by the iav/s of innocence 
Not all the nobks of the tarth 
No strength of nature can suffice 
No war, nov battle's sound . 

Now begin the heavenly theme 
Now let our drooping hearts revive 
Now let our voices Joiu 
Now kt our faith grow strong and rise 
Now we are met in holy fear 

O f )r a closer walk with God . 

O f.r » thousand , tongues to sing , 

O happy sou , that lives on high . 

O how I love thy holy law 

O righteous God, thou Judge supreme 

O Lord, another day is, flown . 

O Lord, my best desires fuilil . . 

O my sou!, what means this sadness 

O thou, befoie whose gracious throue 

O iJiou, Uie wretched's sure retreat . 

O the jisinense, th' amazing height . 

O that I kni;w the «eeret place 

u 'lis a iovtly thing to see 

u what stupciidous mercy sliincs 

OVv tjie gloomy hills of daikuess « 

Of all the joys we mortals know . 

On thee each morning, O my God 

Oiu' country is Immanupl's ground . 

«.)ur little bark on boist'rcnis seas , 

Our Lord is risen from the dead 

Vatience ! O 'tis a grace divine . 
Trace ! 'tis the Lord Jehovah's hand 
Praise ye the Lord, immortal choir 
Prostrate, dear Jesus ! at thy feet 

Questions and doubts be heard uo more 
Rejoice ! the Lord is King . . 

Remark, my soul, the narrow bound 

Saviour, visit thy plantation 
See, gracious God, befoie thy throne 
See how the mounting sun . . 

See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand . 
Shall atheists dare insult the cross . 
Shepherd of Israel, bend thijie ear . 
Shepherd of Israel .... 

Shepherds ! rejoice, lift up your eyes 
Sinner, O why so thoughtless grown 
Sinners, the voice of God regard . 
Sovereign of life, I own thy hand • 
Stand and adore.' how glorious he . 
Stern winter throws hjs icy chains . 
Stretch'd on the cross, the Saviour dies 
Sw^et is the love that mutual glows 
Sweet was the time when first I felt 



118 

207 
189 
210 
286 
260 
230 
279 
234 
243 
222 
2Q2 
169 
23 
Si90 

132 

191 

299 

43 

228 

302 

247 

144 

84 

280 

140 

254 

281 

103 

72 

96 

47 

87 

286 

121 

208 

199 

75 

70 
157 
271 
205 
237 
139 

62 
203 
138 
241 

76 
134 
125 

127 

238 

171 

32 

55 

133 

294 

34 

135 

97 

5^ 
246 

198 
262 
233 
174 

99 
202 
212 

45 
301 
100 
2V6 

ly 

2-12 
50 

129 
160 



The billows swell, the winds ave high 
The deluge, at the Almighty's call . 
The eaith and all the heavenly frame 
rhe ewils that beset our path . . 
The God of love will sure indulge • 
1 he glorioin armies of the sky . . 
The Lord on mortal worms looks down 
Ihe Lord wiii happiness divine 
The Lord my pasture shall prepare 
The Lord, how fearful is his name . 
The mighty frame of glorious grace 
The righteous Lord, supremely great 
1 he spacious firmament on high 
Thanks for mercies past receive 
There is a fountain fiii'd with blood 
I'liou art, O God. a spirit pure 
Thou didst, O n»ighty God, exist 
Ihou only centre of my rest 
'I'hou only Sovereign of my heart . 
Through all the downward tracts of time 
1 hine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we loTe 
This is the feast of heavenly wine . 
Tims far 'tis well, you read, jou pi?y 
'Ihy bounties, gracious God 
Thy names, how infinite they be . 
' lis a point I long to know . 
' 1 is fiuish'd, so the Saviuur critd . 
'Tis my happiness below 
To thee, who reign'st, suprwne above 
To praise the ever bountei-iis liOrd . 
'Iwas God preserv'd me by liis pov\er 

Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb . 

We bless the sternal Source of light 
What giory gilds the sacred page 
What heavenly man, or lisigluy God 
What is our God, or what Lis name 
What icenes of horrour and of drtad 
What iihall the dying sinner do 
What strange pei'plcxities arise . 

What various hindrances we meet . 
What vain desires and passions vain 
When Abrah'ni^ fiU'd with sacred awe 
When all thy mercies, O my God . 
W hen blooming youth is snatch'd away 
When darkness long has veil'd my mind 
When fancy spreads her boldest wings 
When, marshall'd on the nightly plain 
When pale with sickness, oft hast ihou 
When <hvill thy lovely face be seen 
When siftlviRss shakes the languid frame 
When the Eternal bows the skies 
When the last trumpet, awful voice 
When tumults of unruly fear . 
When verdure clothes the fertile fields 
Where is my God ? does he retire . 
Where shall wc sinoers hide «ur heads 
Where shall ike gumy sinner go 
Wliek'e two or tJiree, witii sweet aecord 
Wherefoic should man, frail diild of clay 
Wherewith, O Lord, shall I draw near 
While I am banish'd fiom thy house 
While o'er our guilty land, O Lord 
While shepherds watch'd their flocks by ni 
Whilst thee I seek, protecting Power 
Why should wur mourning thoughts deli; 
With chierful voices rise and sing . 
Witli humble heart and tongue . 
With tears of anguish I lament 
A^itness, ye saints, that God is true 
Would you will a soul to God 

Ye hearts, with youthful vigour wa'Jn 
Ye humb;e saints, proclaim abroad 
Ye humble souls, apprtmch your God 
Ye humble souis, complain no more 
Ye messengers of Christ . . . 
Ye mourning saints^ whose streaming tear 
Ye sons of men, with joy record 
Yes, the Redeemer rose . . . 
Ye wretched, hungry, starving poor 

Zeal is tliat pure ^ud heavenly flame 



283 

95 
172 
184 
152 
263 

26 
282 
166 
167 
156 

27 
300 
275 
3 
398 
113 
239 

SO 

93 
109 
227 
119 

81 
179 
264 
ght 46 
155 
297 
249 
256 

78 
151 
215 



ght 



IJ^TDEX OF SCRIPTURES 

TO THE SUPPLEMENT. 



Ch. Ver. Hymn. 
Genesis. 

5 22 75 

6 9 75 

7 7—11 85 

18 24—32 263 
47 9 171 

Exodus. 

12 3—5 74 

15 11 9 

Leviticus. 

20 7 9 

Numbers. 

12 3 132 

Deuteronomy. 

5 29 111 

6 4 18 

7 9 6 

21 15—25 94 

32 10 195 

33 25 104 
I. Samuel. 

7 12 U4 

I. Kings. 

8 22—54 175, 176 
Nehemiah. 

9 17 118 

Job. 

1 21 140, 141 

5 29 4 
9 3 21 
9 12 140,141 

11 7 10, 12 

23 3 76 

24 5 81, 82, 108 
29 3 76. I'-'O 
37 5—23 10—12 

Psalms. 

2 6 64 
2 8 212 
4 6 166 

6 1—9 272, 276 
8 4 2,3,119 

15 143 

19 1, 39, 40 
23 3 9 

23 4 28, 104 

24 54,55 
26 2 172 

34 18 137,138 
34 1— lO 276 
37 11 132 

41 1 257 

42 1—3 178, 179 

42 5 159, 162 

43 3 222 
43 56 159, 162 
45 1—11 64 
45 5 89 

45 12 21, 22 

46 10 139 
51 1 135, 137 
51 17 138 
68 18 211 
73 28 167 
73 28 22ft, 229 
81 13 75, 76 

86 11 111 

87 4 175, 175 

88 270 
90 5 
§0 12 145 
97 S 24 



Ch. Ver. Hymn. 

99 5 9 

89 28—37 271 

03 13 111 

04 3 21—25 

07 23—30 31,32 
13 6 3 

18 19—24 182,183 

19 9 256 
19 54 171 
19 67 153, 271 
19 67—97 271 
19 75 139, 140 
19 82—39 190 
19 105 39 
22 1 182,183 
33 129,131,173 

37 195 

38 2,6 3 
43 2 108 

48 34 

49 2 64 
49 4 132 

Proverbs. 

3 7 111 

3 13, 17 145 

8 17 253 
14 15 134 
14 32 283 
19 8 145 
19 11 134 

22 3 134 
Ecclesiastes. 

3 11 10—12 

9 7—10 277, 288 
12 13 HI 

Solomon's Song. 

4 12 62 

Isaiah. 

9 6, 7 58 

29 19 132 

31 5,6 194—196 

55 1—10 222 

42 21 82 

44 24 21 

46 10 13 

49 16 195 

53 7 70 

55 1 104 

55 7 102 

55 10 191 
57 15 2,3,135,138 

61 1—3 48 

63 1—3 205 

63 4 87, 88 

66 2 2, 3 
Jei'emiah. 

2 13 62 

3 23 93 

8 23 67 

9 23, 24 120 
10 7 111 
10 12 21, 23 

23 6 82 
33 16 194 

Lamentations. 

3 39 107 

Ezekiel. 

,?3 11 100,297 

35 10 194 

37 1—10 189 

Daniel. 

4 35 13 

T2 



Ch 


. Ter. 


Hymn. 


7 


10 


15 


8 


4 
Joel 


13 


3 


17 


194 




Jonah. 


4 


7-10 


163 




Micah. 


6 


6,. 7, 8 


75, 81, 




123, 124 


,125,126 




Zechariah. 


13 


1 


62 


1 


17 


194 




Malachi. 


i 


16,18 


218 




Matthew. 


2 


2 


156 


5 


5 


117 


5 


43 


2 


6 


9—13 


186 


7 


12 122, 


123, 124, 


9 


12 


67 


9 


27 


150 


10 


38 


142 


11 


28 


103 


13 


3 


187 


15 


23 


150 


18 


20 


227 


19 


13, 14 


174 


19 


20,22 


254, 255 


22 


1—10 


101 


22 


37—39 


122, 124 


23 


35 


147 


25 


35,40 


231 


27 


39 


91 


28 


20 
Mark 


286 


10 


14 


174 


12 


29 


18 


15 


27 


91 




Luke. 


1 


68 


87, 88 


2 


10 


43, 47 


7 


38 


135, 138 


12 


5 


IV, 


13 


34 


195 


14 


22 


101,116 


15 


7 


135. 136 


16 


17 


6 


17 


13 


150 


18 


6 


174 


18 


13 118, 


135, 138 


21 


19 


133 


23 


4 


91 


23 


34 


94 




John. 


1 


12 


71,72 


1 


29 


74 


1 


14—17 


68,69 


3 


8 


105 


3 


5 


92 


3 


14 


129, 131 


4 


6—19 


128 


4 


9 


277,278 


4 


24 


16 


-* 


35 


220 


6 


67,63 


90, 197 


11 


16 


290 


14 


17,18 


50,51 


17 


11 


90 


19 


30 


51 


21 


15 


128 



Ch. Ver. Hymn. 
Acts. 

2 37 95 

3 S 125 

4 12 68 

10 36 65 

13 29 108 

Romans. 

1 19, 20 1 

1 16 99, 116 

2 4 135, 136 

3 25 73, 109 
3 20—28 108,109 

5 1—5 133 

6 23 61 

7 5—10 96 
7 9 108 
7 12—19 78 

7 14—21 152 

8 1, 2 152 
8 2—8 92 
8 14—19 71,72 
8 28 144 

8 34 74 

11 12,33 5,244 

12 1 126 

14 1—14 168 
L Cuhuihians. 

19 6 

1 18—31 97,99 
131 120 
3 21 144 
3 22 164 

9 24, 27 148 

15 10 80 
15 55 S3, 209 
15 56, 57 290, 294 

IL Corinthians. 

5 1—9 291 

7 10 135, 136 

8 9 56 

9 14 80 
10 4 170 

12 9 104, 107, 153 

13 5 172 
Galatians. 

2 20 82 

3 10 94 

3 13 87, 83 

4 5 87, 83 
4 6 72 
4 18 147 

Ephesians. 

1 7 87, 88 

1 22 63 

2 1-^10 92 
2 14 73, 74 
4 15 63, 143 
4 8—12 201 

6 11—13 170 
Phiiipuians. 

1 23 296 

2 5 49 

2 6— to 56 

3 11—14 148 

4 8 110, 112, 

114, 143, 134 

Colossians. 

1 4 129, 131 

1 18 63 

•J 1—3 157 

3 11 60 



Ch. Ver. Hymn, 

3 12 132 

4 14 87, 88 
!• Thessalonians. 

4 1 75 

4 13—18 293,294 

5 24 6 
I. Timothy. 

1 15 82 

1 18 170 

2 3 266 

3 13 137 

4 13,14 217 

6 16 2 

I'itus. 

2 4 , 87,88 

2 14 93 

3 2 132 

3 5 92 
Hebrews* 

1 3 93 

1 11,12 5 

4 12 89 
6 18 93,153 

6 12 133 

7 25 57,59 
9 2 87,88 
9 24 57, 59 
9 14 73,74 

10 23 6 

10 36 133 

10 12 57,59 

11 13 171 

12 1 143 
12 2—12 153 

12 3 210 

13 1 129, 131 

13 17 214 

James. 

1 3,4 133 

4 14 273 

5 10, 11 133 

I. Peter. 

1 15 P 

1 19 73,74 

1 22 129,131 

2 4, 7 66 
2 11 171 
2 31 ^9 

2 20 133 

3 4 132 

I. John. 

3 1 59 

3 1,2 71 

4 8 14,163 

5 7 17 
5 10 97 
5 20 61 

Revelation. 

1 12 216 

1 18 5*? 

4 8 9 

5 3—9 192 
5 9 87,88,73,74 
5 11 15 
5 12 74 
7 17 62 

15 12 • 74 

14 3 64,74 

20 12 20? 

21 6 63 

22 50 296 



IJVDEX OF SUBJECTS 

TO THE SUPPLEMENT. 



aBBA, Father, 72 
•-■• Abrafutm, the friend of 

God, 82, V. 3 
Absent from flesh, 291 
Adam,, first and second, 77 
Adoption, 71, 72 
Afflictions, 153, 274 

"sanctified, 153, 271, 272 
Angels, proclaiming the birth of 

Chi-ist, 47 
Antidote of death, 66 
Appearance before God here 

and hereafter, 179 
Arrows of Christ, 89 
Atheists and Injidels, 99 
Atpmmenti 73, 74 
B. 
Baptism, 313—327 
Being of God, 1 
Book of providence, decrees, 

and life, and grace, 4 
Rooks opened, 299 
Blessing, requested, 187 
Brethren y love of, 129, 130, 131 

C. 
Canaan, Christ the way, 69 
Charity, &c. 231 
Charitable collection, 231, 232 
Children, death of, 284 
CHRIST, his ijicarnation, 43—47 

"advocate, 59 

''ALL IN ALL, 60 

*' ascension, 5", 56 

"^ atonement of, 73 

*' his birth oroclaimed, 47 

" characters' of, 59—70 

" coronation of, 65 

" dominion, 58 

"his exaltation, 57 

** exanij)le, 49 

"eteiual life, 61 

" fountain, 62 

*' p:ratitiide for his atonement,74 

** his humiliation, 56, v. 3, 4 

"' onr head, 90, v. 3 

" head of the church, 63 

*' ini rcession,. 57 

•'kin}^h)m of, 58 

"a kiiij?, 89 

♦< king, 64,- 65 

•'life- and ministry, 48 

"a lan)b, 88,. 192 

" pasclial laiiib, 74 
" message of, 48 
, *' precious, 65 
" physitian, 67 
" prayer of, for his enemies, 

94, v. 4 
" praise to, 70 
•'a prince, 74, v. 3 
" patt.Mn, 49 
"a refuge, 94, 153 
"Rrde'-mev, 70 
«* sufferings & deatli, 50, 51 
*' n surrection, 52—54 
" Saviour, 68 
••his triumph, 59 
♦' way, 69 
Chris'\ egard ta little chil- 
dren, 174 
" presence the joy of his peo- 
ple, 230 
ChriA'i n, tlie, 149 
•• cast down, yet hoping^ T62 



Christian, calling upon Christ in 
affliction, 274 
" comparison and complaint 

of, 165 
" desiring to be as in months 

past, 160 
" di siring to prHise, 165, 178 
•' examination of Self, 172 
" friends welcomed, 250 
" growing in grace, 163 
"hidden lift of the, 157 
" happy in God, 167 
'''longing for the presence of 

Christ, 296 
" longing for the presence of 

God, 292, 293 
" pilgrim, 171 
" race, 148 
" rejoicing, 166 
" sons of God, 72 
" supjiiicating, 150 
" tempted, but flying to Christ 
for refuge, 158 — 161, and trusting 
in God, 159 
" treasure of, 164 
"walkijig in davknejs, 159 
" vvarf;1re, 170 
Church, asking the way to Zion, 
196 
"■ choosing pastors, 202 
•' " deacons, 204 

" God the defence of, 194 
" love to, 195 
" iueetings of, 199—204 
'• members receivid, 201 
" praying for sick Mmister, 203 
Chrislianit'j, inward witness to 

97, 151 
Close of the year, 246, 248 
Come, Lord Jesus, 300 
I Company, good and bad, 115 
I Communion with God, 75, 76 
Con deice anion of God, 2, 3 
Conference meetings, 227 — 230 
Conscience, 95 
" mad.' whole, 108; 
" cleansed, IH, v. 5 
"liberty of, 1<58 
Contentment, 107 
Coro}2ation,or Christ, 65 
Creation and Providence, 21 — 33 
Cross, doctrine of, 97 
"of Christ, 94, v. 6 
" weicomid, 153 
Curse of the law, 94 

D. 

Deacons, thosen, 204 

l}eath and Eterniiy, 280—292 

Death, of friends, 287 
" Christ the antidote of, 66 
" of kindretl improved, 281 
"of a saint and sinner, 282, 283 
" of children, 284 
" of a young person, 285 
" of a minister, 286 
" welcome messenger, 290 

fjecrees, and dominion of God, 4 

Deluge, HS 

Depravity, 77, 78 

ievotion, and trust, 155 

Doctrines uf Gospel, 71—93 

ilrcf/f/jof departing fromChrist,197 

Of// //J ijuvicjurj 50, 51 j 



E. 

Early piety, 252 
Ebenezer, erected, 244, v. 2 
Emblem, of the effecu of the Gos- 
pel, 191 
Envy, 131, v. 3 
Eternity, of God, 5 
Eternal life, Christ the, 61 
Evening & morning, 235—237 
Everlasting song, 305 
Experience, related, 199, 20d 
EzekieVs vision, 189 

F. 
Faithfulness, 110 

"and truth of God, 6 
Faith, connected with salvation* 
108 

" in sacrifice of Christ, 109 

"fainting, 154 
Family worship, 173, 174 
Fast, iiud thanksgiving, 262—26^ 
feast, of the Gosj)tl, 101 

" sinners invited to, 101 
Fear, 113 
Fear of God, 111 
Flood, 85 

Flesh, and spirit, 152 
For ins of w 01 ship, vain, 178 
Fortitude, 112, 113 
Friends, meeting of, 250 

" death of, 281, 287 
Fic7iera( Hymn, 289 

G. 
Gentiles, praying for Jews, 224 
Cod, his being, 1 

" condescension, 2, 3 

" decrees and dominion, 4 

" the defence of Zion, 194 

" exalted above praise, 38 

" eternity and immutability, S 

" fjiithfulness,6 

" goodness, 7 

*' greatni^ss, 8 

" goodness of, 141 v. 3 

" glorious and sinners saved, 9S 

" glory of, in creation and re- 
demption, 98 

" Ijoliness, 9 

" iivcomprehensibility, 10, 11 

" infinity, 12, 19 

"love, 14 

" the light and glory of heav- 
en, 302 

" majesty », 15 

" praise to, 34—33 

"our portion, I4O, 

"a ncfuge to the troubled, 1<5I. 
" sovert ignty,. decrees and 

grace of, 4, 13 
" spirituality, 16 
" om- shepherd, 28 

" tlie supreme good, 167 
"triuity, 17 
" unit), 18 

" w«ys of, mysterious, 99 
" wisdom of, 141 
Good report, things of, 115 
Goodness of God to men, 22 
Gospel, and law, 94—99 
" power of God, 95 
^ pillar of our hope, 95 v. 4 
'* rational defence of, 9 
" thegioiyofGod,98 



Gospel, emblem of, 191 
Grace and Providence, 29, 33 

" salvation by, 79, 80 

" work of, 79 

" efficacious, 89 

*' matchless, 88 v. 4 

" and wo. ks, S6, 108 
Gravity, and decency, 114 
Crave, 2«8, 289 
Grateful recollection, 244 
Gratitude, for mercies, 31, 26, 27 

" for deliverance in a storm, 32 
Guide, Christ a, 238 

H. 
Heaven, 302—305 
Hidden life of a Christian, 157 
Holy Spirit, 105, lOd 

" graces of, 107 

" invoked, 105 

♦• prosperous gale, 106 
Hope, none excluded from, 116 
Humility, 117, 118, 119 

" the humble, happy, 132 

Improvetnent of Jife, 277, 278, 279 
Imtability, of worldly enjoy- 
ment, 273 
Invitations and Promises, lOl— 
104, J. 16 

J. 
Jews, prayed for, 224 
Joy, in God, 120 

" in the ways of God, 121 
7o7/* of heaven, 303 
Jubilee, 188 
Judgment, 299, 300, 301 
Justice, arid equity, 122, 123 

" and truth, 124 
JuttiJiratioTi, 81,82 
K. 
King of saints, Christ, 64 
Kingdom of heaven promised to 
the poor, 117 
L. 
Lamb, Christ a, 83 v. 3 
Lamp, tiie sc; ipturi s a, 39 
La7u and Gospel, : 4— 99 
Lazv fulfilled by Christ, 95, 96 

*' curse «f, 94 
Legal obedience,find evangelical96 
Liberality, 125 , 

Liberty, .>f conscience, 168 i 

L/«/fchildien invited to Chrisi,174 
Longing for the spread of the 

gospel. 226 
Lord''s day, 180—182 

" inorning, 182 
Lord's supper, 205—210 
Love, 126— J31 

" to God and man, 126 

** to Christ, 127, 128 

•' to brethren, 129, 130, 131 
Lovely, carriage, 134 

M. 
Man,hy nature,gracpand glory,169 
Marinershyian for deliverance,32 
Marriage, 249 
Meekness, 132, 117 
Meeting, an^ parting of friends, 

250, 251 
Message, of Redeemer, 43 
Minister, sett! 'd, 212 

"ordained, 2 1 1—215 

•' death of, 286 

*' watcbingfor s')uls,214 

** meetings, 216—218 

** Christ's care ..f, 216 
Ministry, instituted, 211 
Missionary taet;tii)gs, 2l9-«225 ^ 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 

Missionaries, prayed for, 223 

"addressed and encouraged, 225 
Mt>rnin'^-< "^^^ 234 

*' and evening, 238 
Moses, 94 V. 5 
Mourning the absence of Christ, 

127 V. 3, 128 
Mutual love, 129 
Mysta-ies, of Providence, 24, 25 

N. 
NexvTear, 2 14— 245 
Nuah, and the Ark, 85 

O. 
06erfie/ice,li«gal and evangelical,94 
Opening a plaoe of public wor- 
ship, 175, 176 
P. 
Pardon, 83 

" and confession, 84 
Pardoning love, 83 
Partiug of friends, 251 
Pastors, chosen, 202 
Pati/'nre, 133 
Perfections of the Deity, 1—20 

" moral, imitated, 20 
Perseverance, 85 

'• desired, 8b 
Physician, Christ a, 67 
PJety, early, 252 

Pleading' for mercy,l 18,135,137,138 
Pleasure, of social worship, 177 
Poor inspirit, happy, 117 
Prayer, prevalent, 184, 185 
" for a revival, 198 
" answered by crosses, 163 
'♦ before sermon. 184—187 
" after sermon, 190 
" Lord's, 186 
Praise to God. 35—38 
" to Christy 70 
" for juercies, 36 
" through all our existence, 37 
Presence, of Christ, the joy of his 
people, 2-30 
" of God, worth dying for, 292 
PnV^e, and humility, 119 
Privileges of sons of God, 71, 72 

"of the livin!,', &c. 278 
Private, worship, 172 
Providence, 33 
Prudence, 134 

R. 
Ransom, Christ our, 83 
Receiving, members, 201 
Redeeniirig, love, 87 
Redem'Hion, 87, 88 
Riffui^e, in a storm, 155 
Regeneration, 89, QO, 97 r. 3,4, 5 
Relieving Christ, 8te. 231 
Repentance, 136—138 
R^sigfiation, 139—141 
Resurrection, ■^96 — 293 

"ofChrist, 52, 54 
Return, ofjjoy, 166 
Revival, prayed for, 198 
/?/V/j fool, surprised 295 
Righteousness, of Christ, 81, 82 
Robe of Christ, spotless, 82 V. 4 

S. 
Sabbat?!, 180—183 
Sacrifice, Christ a, 88 v. 3 
Saint, expiring, 232 

" afflicted, 104 
Saints, conquering, Hi 
Sal vat inn, 79 

Sanctificntion, and pardon, 93 
Satisfaction, in God, 291 
Scripture, 39—42 
" false and tnte, 147 



vii 

Self denial, 142 
Seasons, 243 
Shepherd, God our, 28 
Sickness, cyuifort in, 275 
" of a minister, 203 
" and recovery, 270, 276 
Sin, fttters of, 88 v. 4 
" a tyrant, 93 v. 4, 5 
*' o'iginaj,77 

" indsveilnig, lamented, 78 
" and sorrows, 76 
Sinai, and Calvary, 94 v. 2 
Sincerity, and truth, 143 
5j/ir/ery, captives, 88 v. 1 
"traitors, 88 y.Z 
" invited, 100, 101, 102 
Social, worship, 177 
Soldier, of the cross, 112 
Suns, otGoii, 71, 72 
Sorrows, and sins, 78 
Sovereignty, of God, 4, v. 4, 5 
Spring, 23"J 
Star, of B.thlehem, 156 
Strength, equal to days, 104 
Submission, 139 

" under bereavement, 294 
SuccessTnl n solve, 185 
Sun, njoon, and stars proclaim the 

being of God, 1 
Summer, and hai vest, 240 
Supreme, God the, 167 
Sunday Schools, 259— 261 
Sivord, of Christ, 89 

T. 
Thief, converted, 91 

"prayer ofon the crvss, 91 t 3,4,5 
T/^MH«^e?-, Godof,241 
Time and eternity, 377, 279 
Times, and seasons, 2:5,3 — 276 

" swiftness of, z46 
Traveller's Psalm, 30, 3 1, 32 
Treasure, Christian's, 164 

U. 
Union to Christ, 90 
Universal praise, 34, 38 

V. 
r/rtor?/, of Christ, 89 
" over his enemies, 89 ' 
" " the grave, 268, 294 
W. 
Walking, with God, 75 ^' 

IVarfnre. of the Christian, 170 
Weary, souls invited, 103 
Winter, 242 

Wisdom, of redeeming time, 2V9 
" true, 145 

" her ways pleasant, 145 
Witnesses, a cloud of, 148 v. 2 
♦ ifnej*, to Christianity, 97 - 
Word of God, glory of, 190 
" inspired, 39 
" riches of, 40 
*' tnefulness of, 41 
" sufficiency of, 42 
Worship, ,172 
" close of, 182 
" delight in, 179 
*' forms of, vain, 178 
»• family, 173, 174 
" private, 172 
« public, 175, 195 
Worthy, the Lamb, 192 

rout h,2S2— 257 

" death of, 285 

« and old age, 258 
Z. 
Zeal and fortitnde, 146, 148 

» false and true, 147 



SYLLABUS 

OF THE ARRANGEMENT IN THE SUPPLEMENT. 



THE PERrECTIONS OF GOD, in alphabetical order from 1 to 20 

CREATLOiN AND PROVIDENCE - - - - 21 - - 33 

UNIVERSAL PRAISE 34 - - 38 

SCRIPTURE 39 --42 

CHRIST r 43 -- 70 

His birth - - - - - - - - 43 _ - 47 

Eife and Ministry - - - - - -48 --49 

Sufferings and Death - - -- -- 50 -- 51 

Resurrection - - - - - - - -52 --54 

Ascension and Exaltation - - - - -'55 --56 

Intercession -------- 57 

Dominion _.-.---- 58 

CHARACTERS OF CHRIST, in alphabetical order, from 59 - - 70 

DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL, in alphabetical order,from 71 - - 93 

LAW AND GOSPEL 94 - - 99 

Invitations and Promises ----- 100 - - 104 

HOLY SPIRIT 105 -- 148 

Graces of the Spirit, in alphabetical order, from - 107 -- 148 

THE CHRISTIAN - - - - - - - 149 - - 171 

WORSHIP 172 -- 193 

Private - - - -„- - - - - 172 

Family - - - - 173 -- 174 

Public - - - 175 -- 179 

Lord's day - - - - - - - - 180 -- 183 

Before grayer 184--187 

Before Sermon - - - - - - -188--189 

Jfter Sermon - - - - - - -190--193 

THE CHURCH 194 - - 232 

Lord's Supper ------- 205 -- 210 

Ordinations - - - - - - - - 211 -- 218 

Missionary Meetings - - - - - -219-- 226> 

Conference Meetings ------ 227 - - 230 

Collections -- 231 -- 232 

TIxME^ AND SEASONS 233 -- 276 

Morning and Evening ------ 233 - - 238 

Seasons of the Year ---.-- 239 - - 243 

New and old Year -----* 244 - - 248 

Marriage - - - -- - - - 249 

Meeting and parting of Friends - - - - 250 -- 251 

Youth and old Age - - ^ - - - 252 - - 258 

Sunday Schools - - - ^ - - - 259 - - 261 

Days of Fasting - - - , - v . 262 - - 266 

Days of Thanksgiving ..-•---- 267 - - 269 

Sickness and Recovery ..-..-- 270 - - 276 

TIME AND ETERNITY - - ^ w - - 277 - - 279 

DEATH AND RESURRECTION - fe - - 280 -- 298 

DAY OF JUDGMENT - - - ^ , ^ 299 - - 301 

HEAVEN ..----.. , 302 -- 305 

DOXOLOGIES - - * - -- V - . 306 -- 312 

BAPTISxM - - - ^ - ,. - i - 313 :-. 326 



SELECTION OF HYMNS. 



THE PERFCTIONS OF GOD, 

ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED. 

HyMN 1. L. M. Addifion. 2K 

Castle Street, Nantwicli, Italy. 
Jiphisc of ^o'i firocLnuned by creation. 

1 KfilHE spacious firmament on high, 

JL With all the blue ethereal sky, 
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, 
Their great Original proclaim. 

2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, 
Doth his Creator's power display j 
And publishes, to every land, 

The work of an almighty hand. 

3 Soon as the evening shades prevail, 
The moon takes up the wondrous tale? 
And nightly, to the listening earth, 
Repeats the story of her birth : 

4 While all the stars that round her burn. 
And all the planets in their turn, 
Confirm the tidings as they roll, 
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 

5 What though in solemn silence all 
Move round this dark, terrestrial ball; 
What though no real voice nor sound 
Amid their radiant orbs be found : 

6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, 
And utter forth a glorious voice ; 
Forever singing, as they shin^ — 
"The hand that made us is divine." 



Hymn 2. C. M. Steele. 

Stade, St. Martins, Barby. 

Condfuccn^ion of God, 



SL 



1 INTERNAL Power, Almighty God, 
M-A Who can approach thy throne } 

Accessless light is thine abode, 
To angel eyes unknown. 

2 Before the radiance of thine eye, 

The heavens no longer shine ; 
And all the glories of the sky 
Are but the shade of thine. 

3 Great God, and wilt thou condescend 

To cast a look below ? 
To this vile world thy notice bend, 
These seats of sin and wo ^ 



4 [But O ! to shew thy smiling face, 

To brino' thy glories near ! 
Amazing and transporting grace, 
To dwell with mortals here I] 

5 How strange I how awful is thy love 1 

With trembling we adore: 
Not all the exalted minds above 
Its wonders can explore. 

6 While golden harps and angel tongues 

Resound immortal lays, 
Great God, permit our humble songa 
l"o rise and mean thy praise. 

Hvmn3. cm. Watts'^ s Lyric Poems, Tin 

Carthage, St. Anns, St. Davids. 

Crmdescension nf God. 

l^l^HEN the Eternal" bows the skies, 

T T To visit earthly things, 

With scorn divine he turns his eyes 

From towers of haughty kings. 

2 He bids his awful chariot roll 
Far downward from the skies, 
To visit every humble soul, 
With pleasure in his eyes, 

3Why should the Lord,that reigns above, 
Disdain so lofty kings ? 
Say, Lord, and why such looks of love 
Upon such worthless things.^ 

4 Mortals, be dumb ; what creature dares 

Dispute his awful will ? 
Ask no account of his affairs. 
But tremble, and be still. 

5 Just like his nature is his grace, 

All sovereign and all free ; 
Great God, how searchless are thy waysl 
How deep thy judgments be I 

Hymn 4. CM. IVatts^s Lyric Poems. ^ 

Abridge, Canterbury. 

Decrees and Dominion of God. 
1 Tr EEP silence, all created things, 
Xv And wait your Maker's nod : 
My soul stands trembling. while she sings 
The honours of her God. 
2Life,death,and hell,and worlds unknowB 
Haag oa his firm decree: 



5, 6 



THE PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



7, 8 



^ He sits on no precarious throne, 

Nor borrows leave to be. 
SChain'd to his throne, a volume lies, 
With all the fates of men, 
With every angel's form and size, 
Drawn by the eternal pen. 
4 His providence unfolds the book, 
And makes his counsels shine ; 
Each opening leaf, and every stroke 
Fulfils some deep design. 
6 Here, he exalts neglected worms 
To sceptres and a crown : 
And there, the following page he turns, 
And treads the monarch down. 

6 Not Gabriel asks the reason why ; 

Nor God the reason gives ; 
Nor dares the fav'^ite angel pry 
Between the folded leaves. 

7 My God, I would not long to see 

My fate with curious eye^^ 
What gloomy lines are writ for me, 
Or what bright scenes maj- rise. 

8 In thy fair book of life and grace, 

may 1 find my nanoe 
Recorded in some humble place, 

Beneath my Lord the Lamb \ 

Hymn 5. C. M. Roive. ^ 

Devizes, St. Anns, Canterbury. 

Rtcrpj'XI 'jf (rod. 

1 rpHOU didst, "O mighty God, exist 

JL Ere time began its race ; 
Before ihe ample elements 
Fiil'd up the void of space. 

SBefure the pond'rons earthly globe 
In fluid air was stay'd; 
Before the ocean's mighty springs 

1 heir liquid stores displayed. 

3 And when the pillars of the world, 

Witlj sudden r»in break. 
And all Was, vast and goodly frame 
Sinks in the mighty vi^reck : 

4 When from her orb the moon shall start, 

Th' astonish'd sun roll back ; 
While all the trembling starry limps 
Their ancient course forsake ; 

5 Forever permanent and fix'd, 

From agitttion free, 
Unchang'd in (-v(rlasting years, 
Shall ti)y exi tence be. 

I 
Hymn 6. L. M JVeedham. * 

Portugal, Wells, Shoel. I 

Faiihjumess fjj God. \ 

l"'CrE humble saints, proclaim abroad 

X The honours of a faithful God ; ' 



How just and true are all his ways, 
How much above ^^our highest praise I 

2 The words his sacred lips declare, 
Of his own mind the image bear; 
What should hhn tempt, from frailty 
Blest in his self suflTiciency. [free, 

3 He will not bis great self deny : 
A God all truth can never lie : 
As Avell might he his being qtiit 
As break his oath, or wotd forget, 

4 Let fiiirhted rivers change their course, 
Or backward hasten to their source ; 
Swift tlirough the air let rocks be hurl'd. 
And mountains like the chaff be whirl'd; 

5 Let suns and stars forget to rise, 
Or quit their stations in the skies ; 
Let heaven and earth both pass away, 
Eternal truth shall ne'er decay. 

6 True to his word, God gave his Son, 
To die for crimes which men had done ; 
Blest pledge ! he never M'ill revoke 

A single promise he has spoke. 

Hymn 7. C. M. S'ede, ^ 

Irish, Exeter, Abiidge, 

Griochit'.ss of Go'. 
l'"^7'E humble souls, approach your God 
3i. With songs of sacred praise. 
For he is good, immensely good. 
And kind are all his way?. 

2 All nature owns his guardian care, 

In him we live and Uiove ; 
But nobler benefits declare 
The wonders of his love. 

3 He gave his Son, his only Son, 

To ransom rebel worms ; 
'Tis here he makes his goodnesis known 
In its diviner fonus. 

4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come ; 

'Tis here our hope relies ; 
A safe defence, a peaceful home, 
When storms of trouble rise. 

5 Thine eye beholds, witii kind regard, 

The souls who trust in tliee ; 
Their humble hope thou wilt reward 
With bHss divinely free. 

6 Great God, to thy almighty love, 

What honours shall we raise ? 
Not all the raptur'd songs above 
Can render equal praise. 

Hymn 8. L.M. Watt'^'s Lyric Poems 'SL 

Portugal, Old Hundred, Blendon. 

Greatness ofGud^ cr Cud supremt and selfsitjicient. 

ITltriiATisour God,or what his name, 

T ? Nor men can learn, no* angl,; reach, 

He dwells couceui'd in radiant flame, 

Where neither ej es nor tho'ts can reach. 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD, 



% 10 

2 The spacious worlds of heavenly light, 
Compar'd with him, how short they fall! 
They are too dark, and he too bright ; 
Nothing are they, and God is all. 

3 He spoke the wondrous word, and lo I 
Creation rose at his command ; 
Whirlwinds and seas their limits know^ 
Bound in the hollow of his band. 

4 There rests the earth, there roll the 

spheres, 
There nature leans, and feels her prop ; 
But his own self sufficience bears 
The weight of his own glories up. 

5 The tide of creatures ebbs and flows. 
Measuring their changes by the moon ; 
No ebb his sea , of glory knows ; 
His age is one eternal noon, 

6 Then fly, my song, an endless round, 
The lofty tune let Gabriel raise : 
All nature dwell upon the sound, 
But we can ne'er fulfil the praise. 

Hymn 9. C. M. Ri/ifion\o Select, »orb 

Bedford, Abridge, York. 

Holiness uf God. 
1 TTOLY and revtvend is the name 
XI Of our eternal King: 
Thrice holy Lord, the angels cry ; 
Thrice holy, let us sing. 

2Heaven's brightest lamps with him com- 
How mean they look and dim I [par'd. 
The t'irest ang*els have iheir spots, 
When once compar'd with him. 

3 Holy is he in all his works, 

And truth is his delight ; 
But sinners and their wicked ways 
Shall perish from his sight. 

4 The deepest reverence of the mind, 

Pay, O my soul, to God; 
Lift with thy hands a holy heart 
To his sublime abode. 

SWi^h sacred awe pronownce his name, 

Whom words nor thoughts can reach : 

A broken heart shall please him more 

Xhan the best forms of speech. 

6 Thou holy God, preserve jny soul 
From all pollution free ; 
The pure in heart are thy delight, 
And they tl^y face shall see. 

Hymn 10. L. M. lVatt^*s Lyrics. jj( 

Green's Hundredth, Angels Hymn. 
Inc om fire hen aibility of God. 
1j£^ OD is a name my soul adores ; 
UTTh' Almighty Three,th' eternalOne! 
Nature and grace, with all their powers, 
Confess the Infinite Unknown. ' 



11, 12 



2 From thy great self thy being springs : 
Thou art thy own original, 

Made up of uncreated things, 
And self-suiHcience bears them all. 

3'rhy voice produced the seas and spheres, 
Bid the waves roar and planets shine ; 
But nothing like thyself appears [thine. 
Through all these spacious works of 

4 Still restless nature dies and grows ; 
From change to cliange the crea;ures run: 
Thy being no succession knov/s. 
And all thy vast designs are one, 

5 Thrones and dominions round theefalj. 
And worship in submissive forms; 
Thy presence shakes this lower ball, 
This little dv/elling-place of worms. 

6 How shall affrighted mortals dare 
To sing thy glory or thy grace ? 
Beneath thy feet we lie so far, 
And see but shadows of thy face! 

7 Wfco can behold the blazing light ! 
Who can approach consuming flame? 
None but thy wisdom knows thy might, 
None but thy word can speak thy name. 

Hymn n. CM. Smart. « or b 

St. Anns, Huddersfield. 

God incomprehensible. 

1 /CELESTIAL King, our spirits lie, 

Xj Trembling beneath thy feet; 

And wish, and cast a longing eye, 

To rench thy lofty seat. 

2 In thee, what endless wonders meet! 
What various glories shine! 
The dazzling rays too fiercely beat 
Upon our fainting mind, 

3 Angels are lost in glad surprise. 

If thru unveil th grace; 
An humble awe runs through Ve skies, 
When wrvivh arrays thy face. 

4 Created powers, how weak they be! 

How short cur praises fail ! 
So much aki i to nothing, we, 
And thou th' eternal A!!. 

5 Lord, here we be-id ou - humble souls^ 

And awf dly ad«K e ; 
For the we. k pi io .-s of our minds 
Can stretch a thought wo more. 

Hymn 12. CM. Watt 'Lyncs. ^oib 

St. As plis, Bedford, Stade. 

Injinity of God. 

irSlHY nauics, how it. finite they be.' 

X Great everlasting Ojie ! 

Boundkss thy might and majesty. 

And unconfin'd thy throne. 
2 1'hy glories shine of wondrous size. 
And wondrous large thy grace: 



13, 14 

Immortal day breaks from thine eyes, 
And Gabriel veils his face. 

3 Thine essence is a vast abyss. 

Which angels cannot sound, 
An ocean ot infinitifs, 

Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 

4 Thy mysteries cf creation lie 

Beneath eniighten'd mir.ds; 
Thoughts cun ascond above the sky. 
And liy before the winds ; 

5 Reason may grasp the massy hills, 

A"d stretch from pole to pc le ; 
But half thy name our spirit fills, 
Aad overloads our soul. 

6 In vain cur haughty reason swells, 

For nothing's found j); tliee 
But boundless inconceivubles. 
And vast eternity. 

Hymn 13. CM. jrar'.'.V/.vnr?. «orb 

Canterbury, Bedford, Abridge. 

Sovereignty unci g ace, 

IfllHE Lord, how fe-- riul is his name ! 

JL How wide is his command ! 

Nature^ with all her m!)ving frame, 

Rests on his mighty hand. 

2 Immortal glory forms his throne, 

And light his awful robe; 
While with a smile, or with a frown. 
He manages the globe. 

3 A word of his almighty breath 

Can swell or sink the seas ; 
Build tVe vast empires of the earth, 
Or break them as he please, 

4 Adoring angels round him fall, 

In all their shining forms, 
His sovereign eye looks thro' khem all, 
And pities mortal worms, 

5 Now let the Lord forever reign, 

And sway us as he will. 
Sick, or in health, in ease, or pain, 
We are his favourites still. 

Hymn 14. C. M. * 

Brainuee, Irish, Devixes. 

Love of God, 

l^OME, ye that know and fear the 

\J And lift your souls above; [Lord, 

Let every heart and voice accord, 

To slug that God is love. 

2This precious truth his word declares. 

And all his mercies prove ; 

Jesus, the gi t of gifts, appears, 

To shew, that God is love. 

3 Sinai, in clouds, and smoke, and fire, 

Thunders his dreadful name ; 
But Sion sings, in melting notes, 
The honours of the Lamb* , 



PERFECTIONS OF GOD. 



15, 16, 17 



4 In all his doctrines and commands, 

His counsels and designs— 
In ev'ry work his hands have fram'd, 
His love supremely shines. 

5 Angels and men the news proclaim 

Through earth and l\e v m ai>cvc, 
The joyful aud transp'Tting nfiws, 
Tli^it God the Lord is love. 

Hymn 15. L.M. UM.on\<t Sdrction. ^ 
Wells Old Hundred, Portugal. 
M'iijts y ^J God, 
^I^O thou, my soul, in sacred lays, 
JLJ Attempt thy ereat Creator's praise; 
But, O, what tongue can speak hisfame.^ 
What mortal verse can reach the themel 

1 2 Before his throne a glif ferine: baud 
Of seraphim and ang-els, stf^nd ; 
Ethereal spirits, who, in flight, 

I Oulwing the active rays of light. 

i 3 To Cod all nature owes its birth; 
He fornriM this pond'rous globe of earth. 
He rais'd the glorious arch on high, 
And nieasur'd out the azure sky. 

4 In all our Maker's grand designsj 
Omnipotence, with wisdom, shmes ; 
His works, thro' all this wondrous frame. 
Bear the great impress of his name. 

5 Rais'd on devotion's lofty wing, 
Do thou, ray soul, his glories sing: 
And let his praise employ thy tongue. 
Till listening worlds applaud the song. 

Hymn 16. L. M. Rififion's Sdect, ^ 

Leeds, Castle Street. 

Sfiirituality of God. 

1 nniHOU art, O God, a Spirit pure, 

JL Invisible to mortal eyes; 
Th' immortal, and th' eternal King, 
The great, the good, the only wise. 

2 While nature changes, and her works 
Corrupt, decay, dissolve, and die. 
Thy essence pure no change shall see, 
Secure of immortality. 

3 Let stupid heathens frame their gods 
Of gold and silver, wood and stone ; 
Ours is the God that made the heavens; 
Jehovah he, and God alone, 

4 My so<ul,*the purest homage pay. 
In truth and spirit him adore ; 
More shall this please than sacrifice, 
Than outward forms delight him more. 

Hymn 17. C. M. Watts^s Sermons. M 

Irish, Braintree* 

TrinUy. 

1 TT^ATHER of glory ! to thy name 
JL Immortal praise we give. 
Who dost an act of grace proclaioi. 
And bid us rebels liv«. 



18, 19 



CREATION AND PROVIDENCE. 



20, 21, 22 



2 Immortal honour to the Son, 

Who makes thine anger cease; 
Our lives he ransom'd with his own, 
And died to make our peace. * 

3 To thy Almighty Spirit be 

Immortal glory given, 
Whose influence brings us near to thee, 
And trains us up for heaven. 

4 Let men with their united voice 

Adore th* eternnl God, 
And spread his honours and their joys 
Through nations far abroad. 

6 Let faith, and love, and duty join, 

OuG general song to raise ; 
Letsaintsin earth and heaven combine 
In harmony and praise. 

HiMN 18. L.M. Williams'' s Psalms.'^ 

Old Hundred, Portugal. 

Unity of God. 

IT^TERNAL God! Almighty Cause 

X-A Of earth, and seas, and worlds 

unknown, 
All things are subject to (by laws. 
All things depend on thee alone. 

fl Thy glorious being singly stands, 
Of all within itself possessed ; 
Controlled by none are thy commands ; 
Thou from thyself alone art bless'd. 

3 To thee alone ourselves we owe ; 
Let heaven and earth due homage pay ; 
All other gods we disavow. 

Deny their claims, renounce their sway. 

4 Spread thy great name through heathen 
Their idol deities dethrone ; [lands ; 
Reduce the world to thy commands ; 
And reign, as thou art, God alone. 

Hymn 19. L. M. Watts^s Lyrics. ^ 

Blendon, Castle Street. 
God 07Uy knoivn to himself. 

1 O TAND and adore ! how glorious He, 
^ That dwells in bright eternity ! 
We gaze, and we confound our sight, 
PlungM in th' abyss of dazzling light. 

2 Seraphs, the nearest to the throne, 
Begin, and speak the Great Unknown: 
Attempt the song, wind up your strings. 
To notes untried, and boundless things. 

3 How far your highest praises fall 
Below th' immense Orig:inal ! 
Weak creatures we, that strive in vain 
To reach an uncreated strain ! 

4 Great God, forgive our feeble lays, 
Sound out thine own eternal praise ; 
A song so vast, a theme so high, 
Calls for the voice that tunM the sky. 

U 



Hymn 20. L. M. M'eedham^ ^ 

Isliugton, Italy, Gloucester. 
Moral perfections of the Deity imitated. 
i |~i RE AT Author of th' immortal mindl 
kM For noblest thoughts and views de- 
Make me ambitious to express [sign'd, 
The image of thy holiness. 

2 While I thy boundless love admire. 
Grant me to catch the sacred fire ; 
Thus shall my heavenly birth be known. 
And for thy child thou wilt me own. 

SEnlarge my soul with love like thine; 
My moral powers by grace refine ; 
So shall I feel another's wo, 
And cheerful feed an hungry foe. 

4 I hope for pardon, through thy Son, 
For all the crimes which I have done « 
O, may the grace that pardons me, 
Constrain me to forgive like thee I 

CREATION AKD PROVIDENCE. 
Htmjv 21. C. M. Watts's Lyrics. ^ 

Braintrec, Devizes. 

ji song 10 Creating Wisdom. 

ITT' Terwal Wisdom, thee we praise ! 

jlA Thee the creation sings I [seas, 

With thy lov'd name, rocks, hills, and 

And heaven's high palace rings. 

2,Thy hand.how wide it spread the sky. 

How glorious to behold ! 
Ting'd with the blue of heavenly dye, 
And starr'd vrith sparkling gold. 

3 Thy glories blaze all nature round; 

And strike the gazing sight. 
Through skie8,and seas,and solid ground, 
With terror and delight. 

4 Infinite strength, and equal skill. 

Shine through the worlds abroad, 
Our ftouls with vast amazement fill. 
And speak the builder, God. 

5 But still the wonders of thy grace 

Our softer passions move; 
Pity divine in Jesus' face 
We see, adore, and love. 

Hymn 22. L. M. Doddridge, » 

Antigua, Castle Street. 

G^d\<{ goodness to the children of men. 

I'^^E sons of men, With joy record 

JL The various wonders of the Lord ; 

And let his power and goodness sound, 

Through all your tribes the earth aroupd. 

2 Let the high heavens your songs invite. 
Those spacious fields of brilliant light ; 
Where su3i, ar . moon, and planels roll. 
And stars, tiiat glow from pole to pole. 



-53, 24 



CUEATION AND PROVIDENCE. 



25, 26, 27 



3 But O! that brighter world above, 
Where lives and reigns incarnate love ! 
God^s only Son, in flesh array'd, 
For man a bleeding victim made, 

4 Thither, my soul, with rapture soar, 
There, in the land of prais€ adore ; 
The theme demands an angel's lay, 
jDemands an everlasting day. 

Hymv 23. C. M. Steele. « 

Irish, Braintree, Christmas. 

Creation and /'rovidence. 
IT ORD, when our raptur'd thought 
JLi Creation's beauties o'er, [surveys 
Ail natu! e joins to teach thy praise, 
And bid our souls adore. 
51 Where'er we turn out- gazing eyes, 
Thy radiant footsteps shine ; 
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise, 

And spsak their source divine. 
3 The living tribes, of countless forms, 

In earth, and sea, and air, 
'I'he meanest flies, the smallest worms, 
Almighty power declare. 
4 Thy wisdom, power, and goodness, 
In all thy works appear: [Lord, 
And, O ! let man thy praise record- 
Man, thy distinguished care ! 

5 From thee the breath fjf life he drew ; 

That breath thy power maintains, 
Thy tender mercy, ever new, 

His brittle frame sustains. 
Q Yet nobler favours claim hi^ praise, 

Of reason's light possess'd; 
By revelation's brightest rays 

Still more divinely bless'd. 

Hymn 24. CM. Cow/ier. » 

S't. Anns. Bavby, Stade. 

Ti'iC mysterks of Providence ; or, light shining 

out of darkness, 

OD moves in a mysterious way 
r His wonders to perform; 
He plants his fooisteps in tlie sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill, 
He treasures up his bright designs, 
And works his sovereign will. 

3 Ye tearful saints, fresh courage take, 

The clouds ye so much dread 
Are big with mercy, and shall break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by f^ eble sense, 

But trust him for his ^ grace ; 
Beh nd a frowning providence 
lie. hides a smiling face. 
l> His purposes will ripen fast, 
{.Jiiiolflin^ c^crv hour; 



The bud may have a bitter taste. 
But sweet will be the flower. 
6 Blind unbelief is sure to err. 
And scan his work in vain ; 

God is his own interpreter, 
And he will make it plain. 

Hymn 25. C. M. Beddome. » 

Bedford, St. Martins. 

Myfsteries to be txplained hereafter. 
1|^RRAT God of Providence! thy 
\J^ Are hid from mortal sight ; [ways 
Wrapt in impenetrable shades, 
Or cloth*d with dazzling light. 

2 The wondrous methods of thy grace 

Evade the human eye ; 
The nearer we attempt t' approach, 
The farther cjff they fly. 

3 But in the world of bliss above. 

Where thou dost ever reign. 
These mysteries shall be all uiiveil'd, 
And not a doubt remain. 

4 The Sun of Righteousness shall there 

His brightest beams display. 
And not a hov'ring cloud obscure 
I'hat never-ending day. 

Hymn 26. C. M. Addison. » 

Carthage, Arundel, Irish. 

Gratitude for divine merticn. Part I. 
ITT/'HEN all thy mercies, O my God, 

f f My rising souls survevs, 
Transported with the view, Pm lest 
In' wonder, love and praise. 

2 Thy providence my life sustaiu'd, 

And all my wants redress'd, 
When in the silent womb I lay, 
Or hung upon the breast, 

3 To all my weak complaints and cries 

Thy mercy lent an ear, 
Ere yet nu feeble thoughts had learned 
lo form themselves in prayer, 

4 Un number 'd comforts on my soul 

Ihy tender care bestow 'd. 
Before my infant heart conceiv'd 
From whom those comforts flow'd. 

5 Wlien in the slippery paths of youth 

\\\i\\ heedless steps I ran, 
Tl'ine arm unseen convey 'd me safe, 

And led me up to man. 
6Throuirh liidder: dangers, toils, and death. 
It gently clear'd my way ; 
And through the pleasing scenes of vice 
Where thcusands go astray. 

Hi'MN sr. CM. Jddi^on* * 

Bedford, St. Anns, York. 

Gratiliidt for divine mtrcies* Part IL 
l'\y IJENpale with sickness,ofthast thou 
With healtli renew'd my face ; 



^8, 29 



CREATION AND PROVIDENCE. 



sa, S^. 



And when in sin and sorrow sunk, 
Reviv'd ray soul with grace. 

2Thy bounteous hand with worldly good 
Has made my cup run o'er; 
And in a kind and faithful friend 
Has doubled all my store. 

31'en thousand thousand precious gifts 
My daily thanks employ. 
Nor is the least a cheerful hcirt. 
That tastt's those gifts with joy. 

4 Through every period of my life, 

Xhy goodness 1*11 pursue ; 
And after death, in distant worlds, 
The glorious theme renew, 

5 Through all eternity to thee 

A joyful song I'll raise ; 

For O, eternity's too short 

To utter all thy praise. 

Hymn 28. L. M. Jddison. «f 

Psalm 46, St. Hellens. 

God 0.*/ Skefihtrd. 
IfllHE Lord my pasture shall prepare, 
JL And feed me with a shepherd's care; 
His presence shall my wants supply, 
And guard me with a watchful eye. 
My noon- day walks he shall attend. 
And all my midnight hours defend. 

2 When in the saltry glebe I faint, 
Or on the thirsty mountain pant ; 
To fertile vales, and dewy meads, 
My weary, wandering steps he leads : 
Where peaceful rivers, soft and s]o^y, 
Amid the verdant landscapes flow. 

SThough in a bare and ru2;5ed way, 
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray, 
His bounty shall my pains beguile, 
The barren wilderness shall smile, 
"With lively greens and herbage crown'd, 
And streams shall murmur all around 

4 Though in the paths of death I tread, 
With gloomy horrors overspread, 
My stedfast heart shall fear no ill. 
For thou, O Lord, art with me still ; 
Thy friendly staff shall give me aid, 
And guide me through the dismal shade. 

Hym-V 29. L M. Conulier, " a 
Diinstai), Castle-Street. 
Grace and P-'ovidfmce, 

1 A LMIGHTY King ! whose wondrous 
JtL hand ^ 

Supports the weight of sea and land ; 
Whose grace is such a boundless store, 
No heart shall break that sighs for more 

2 Thy providence supplies my food. 
And 'tis thy blessing makes it good ; 



My soul is nourished by thy word ; 
Let soul and body praise the Lord, 

3 My streams of outward comfort came. 
From him who built this earthly frame: 
Whatever I want his bounty give*, 
By whom my soul forever lives. 

4 Either his hand preserves from pain, 
Or, if I feel it, heals again ; 

From Satan's malice shields my breast, 
Or over-rules it for the best. 

5 Forgive the song that falls so low 
Beneath the gratitude I owe I 

It means thy praise, however poor, 
An angei's song can do no more* 

Hymn 30. C. M. Addison, ^ 

Tisbuvy, Mcar, Rochester. 
The Traveller's Psalm. 
1 TTO W are thy servants bless'd,0 Lord, 
m\ How suie is their defence; 
Eternal Wisdom is their guide. 
Their help Omnipotence. 

2 In foreign realms, and lands remote, 

Supported by thy care, 
Through burning climes they pass u:i- 
x\nd breathe in tainted air. [hurt, 

3 When by the dreadful tempest borne 

High on the broken wave, 
They know thou art not slow to hear, 
Nor im-potent to save. 

4 The storm is laid, the winds retire, 

Obedient to thy will ; 
The sea, that roars at thy command. 
At thy command is still. 

5 In midst of dangers, fears,and deaths, 

TiiT goodness we*il adore ; 
We'll praise thee for thy mercies past, 
And humbly hope for more. 

Hymn 31. L. M. Ufiton. « 

Luton, Shoel, Eaton. 
Gr atitude for journeying mercies, 
ITflWASGod whokeptmeby hispow'r, 
JL His goodness, O my soul, adore I 
Preserv'd by him, to hira I raise 
This monument of grateful praise. 

2 Many go out and ne'er return. 
But leave their families to mourn 
The sad, irreparable blow, 
Hasty, and vast, and awful too. 

3 Others return'd in safety, find. 
Fled from the earth, some lovely mind, 
Embrace in vain the breathless* clay, 
And wish to grieve themselves away. 

4 What woes beyond my powers to count, 
What sorrows to unknown amount 



32,33 

M'l^ht have occur'd to wound my heart, 
And bid my brightest scenes depart : 

5 But God (his name my soul shall bless) 
Still crowns my house with life and peace; 
My life he crowns with every good, 
And will be known a gracious God. 

(J What can I do but ask his grace, 
Still to enhance my debt of praise ; 
Jesus, my soul to thee I brin?. 



And loner to serve thee while I 



sing. 



IfJ 



Hymn 32. CM. Madan'a Cell. -Ht 

Sfade, Mear, St. Anns. 
Thanksgiving for deliverance in a storm. 

\J]\ 111 tie bark, on bjist'roua seas, 
By cruel tempest tost. 
Without one cheertul beam of hope, 
Expectinj^ to be lost. 

3 We to the Lord in humble prayer 

Breath 'd out our sad distress; 
Though feebi3,yet with contrite hearts. 
We begg'd return of peace. 

o The stormy winds did cease to blow, 
Hie waves no more did roll; 
And scon agaia a placid sea 
vSpoke comfort to each soul. 

4 O ! may oar grateful, ti emblit g hearts 

Sweet hallelujahs sing 
To him who hath our lives pr«serv*d. 
Oar Saviour and our King. 

5 Let us proclaim to all the worlds 

With heart and voice, again. 
And tell the wonders he hath done 
For us, the sons of men. 



» 



Hymw 33. L. M. Evans'* Coll. 

Green's Hundredth, Islington. 

Providence. 

iP'ipiHE earth and all the heavenly frame 

A Their great Creator's love proclaim ! 

He gives the sun his genial power. 

And sheds the soft refreshing shower, 

2 The ground with plenty blooms again, 
And yields her various fruits to men ; 
To men ! who, from thy bounteous hand, 
Receive the gifts of every land. 

3 Nor to the human race alone 
Is his paternal goodness shown : 
The tribes of earth, and sea, and air 
Enjoy his universal care. 

4 Not e'en a sparrow yields his breath, 
Till God permits the stroke of death ; 
He hears the ravens when they call, 
The Father, and the Friend of all. 



UNIVERSAL PRAISE. 34, 35 

' UNIVERSAL PRAISE. 
Hymn 34. C. M. Watts" s Lyrics, t^ 

Parma, Pembvoke, Knareiboro'. 

Universal Hallelujah. 
lT3!i.AlSE ye the Lord,immortal choir, 
Jl rhat till the realms above ; 
Praise him, who form'd ycru of his fire, 
And feeds you with his love. 

2 Shine to his praise, ye crystal skies, 
The floor of his abode ; 

Or veil in shades your thousand eyes 
Before your brighter God. 

3 Thou restless globe of golden light. 
Whose beams create our days, 

Join with the silver queen of night, 
And own your borrow 'd rays. 

4 Winds, ye shall bear his name aloud , 
Thiojgh the ethereal blue; 

For when his chariot is a cloud, 
He makes his wheels of you. 

5 Shout to the Lord, ye surging seas, 
In your, eternal roar; 

Let wave to wave resound his praise, 
And shore reply to shore. 

eThunder and hail.and fires and storms, 
The troops of his command. 
Appear in all your dreadful forms, 
And speak his awful hand. 

7 Wave your tall heads, ye lofty pines, 
To him that bid you grow ; 

Sweet clusters, bend the fruitful vines 
On every thankful bough. 

8 Thus while the meaner creatures sing. 
Ye mortals, catch the sound; 

Echo the glories of your King 
Through all the nations round. 



Hymn 35. CM. Evam'a Coll. « 

Tisbury, Irish, Devices. 
Praise to God. 
IfTIHE glorious armies of the sky, 
X To thee. Almighty King! 
Triumphant anthems consecrate. 
And halltlujahs sing. 

2 But still their most exalted flights 

Fall vastly short of thee; 
How distant then must human praise 
From thy perfections be? 

3 Yet how, my God, shall I refrain. 

When to fny ravish*d sense. 
Each creature, in its various ways, 
Displays thy excellence? 

4 The blushes of the morn confess 

That thou art much more fair ; 
When in the east its beams revive. 
To gild the fields of air. 



36,37 



5 The singing birds.the whistling winds, 

And waters murmuring fall. 
To praise the first Almighty Cause, 
With different voices call. 

6 Thy numerous works exalt thee thus, 

And shall we silent be? 
No, rather let us cease to breathe. 
Than cease from praising thee. 

Htmn 38. L. M. Doddridge. « 

Newcourt, Nantwich. 
Praise to God for his unmimbered mercies, 

1 TTN glad amazement, Lord, we stand 
JL Amid the bounties of thy hand ; 

How numberlesss those bounties are ! 
How rich, how various, and how fair 1 

2 But O I what poor return? we make I 
What lifeless thanks we pay thee back! 
Lord, we confess, with humble shame. 
Our offerings scarce deserve the name. 

3 Fain would our labouring hearts devise 
To bring some nobler sacrifice ; 
It sinks beneath the mighty load ; 
What shall we render to Our God? 

4 To him we consecrate our praise. 
And vow the remnant of our days ; 
Yet what, at best, can we pretend. 
Worthy such gifts, from such a friend ? 

6 In deep abasement, Lord, we «ee 
Our emptiness and poverty; 
Enrich our souls with grace divine, 
And make them worthier to be thine. 

Hymn 3r. L. M. Evans's Coll- m 

Italy, Portugal, Shoel, Leeds. 
Praise to God through the whole of our existence. 
1 |S OD of my life, through all its days, 
\Jf My grateful powers shall sound 

thy praise ; 
The song shall wake with opening light, 
And warble to the silent night, 

2Whcn anxious cares would break my rest, 
And grief would tear my throbbing breast, 
Thy tuneful praise I'll raise on high. 
And check the murmur, and the sigh, 

5 When death o'er nature shall prevail. 
And all its powers of language fail, 
Joy through my swimming eyea shall 

break, 
And mean the thanks I cannot speak. 

4 But O ! when that last conflict's o'er, 
And I am chain'd to flesh no more, 
With what glad accents shall 1 rise 
To join the musick of the skies I 

5 Soon shall 1 learn th' exalted strains, 
Which echo through the heavenly plains; 
And emulate, with joy unknown, 
Th^ glowing seraphs round thy throne. 

U 2 ** 



SCRIPTURE. 58, 39,40 

Hymn 38. L. M. lVatts*s Lyrics, s 

Old Hundred, Wells, Psalm 97. 

God exalted above all firaise. 

lini TERNAL Power! whose high abode 

jlA Becomes the grandeur of a God ; 

Infinite length beyond the bounds 

Where stars revolve their little rounds. 

2 The lowest step around thy seat 
Rises too high for Gabriel's feet ; 
In vain the tall archangel tries [eyes. 
To reach thine height with wond'ring 

3 Lqrd, what shall earth and ashes do ? 
We should adore our Maker too ; 
From sin amd duet to thee we cry, 
The Great, the Holy, and the High I 

4 Earth from afar has heard thy fame, 
And worms have learnt to lisp thy name; 
But O, the glories of thy mind, 
Leave all- our soaring thoughts behind. 

5 God is in heaven, but man below ; 
Be short our tunes ; our words be few : 
A sacred reverence checks our songs. 
And praise sits silent on our tongues > 

fwvw\ix/v« 

SCRIPTURE. 
H¥mn39. cm. Ri/i/ion*s Selec, ^ 

Barby, St. Davids. 
The inspired •uford, a system of knowledge and joy, 

l¥TOW precious is the book divine, 
Xl By inspiration given ! 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,. 
To guide our souls to heaven. 

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts 
In this dark vale of tears ; 

Life, light, and joy it still imparts. 
And quells our rising fears. 

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night 
Of life, shall guide our way : 

Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day. 

Hymn 40. C. M. Dr* S. Stennett. ^ 

Toik, St. Anns, Irish. 

77ie riches of God's word, 

1 X ET avarice, from shore to shore 
XJ fler fav'rite god pursue; 
Thy word, O Lord, we value more 

Than India or Peru. 

2 Here, mines of knowledge, love^and joj 
Are open'd to our sight; 

The purest gold without alloy, 
And gems divinely bright. 

3 The counsels of redeeming grace; 
These sricred leaves unfold ; 

And here the Siviour*s lovely face 
Oar i-aptur'd eyes behold. 



41, 42 



INCARNATION OF CHRIST. 



43, 44, 45 



4 Here, light descending from above 

Directs our doubtful feet ; 
Here» promises of heavenly love 
Our ardent wishes meet, 

5 Our numerous griefs are here redrest, 

And all our warts supply'd : 
Nought we can ask to make us blesl 
Is in this book denied. 

6 For these inestimable gains. 

That so enrich the mifd, 
O may we search with eager pains, 
Assur'd that we shali find! 

Hymn 41. L. M. Beddojne. ^ 

.Portugal, Green's Hundredth. 

Use/ulneaif of [he Scrifi/ures. 

ITTOW precious is thy word, O God, 

Xl'Tisforour light and guidance giv'n; 

It shf'ds a lustre all abroad. 

And poiuts the path to bliss and heaven 

2 It fills the soul with sweet delight, 
It quickens its inactive powers ; 

It Sets our wandering footsteps right : 
Displays thy love, and kindles ours : 

3 Its promises rejoice our heart? ; 
Its doctrines are divinely true ; 
Knowledge and pleasure it iniparts ; 
It comforts and instructs us too. 

4 Ye favour'd lands, who have this word, 
Ye saints, who feel its saving power — 
Unite your tongues to praise the Lord, 
And his distinguished grace adore. 

Hymn 42. C. M, Steele, 

St. Anns, Irish, Canterbury. 

The excellency and siiffidency of the 
Holy Scrifitures. 

1 'OATHER of mercies ! in thy word 
.!_ What endless glory shines ; 

Forever be thy name adored 
For these celestial lines. 

2 Here may the wretched sons of want 

Exhaustless riches find ; 
Riches above what earth can grant, 
And lasting as the mind. 

3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows. 

And yields a free pepa!«t ; 
Sublimer sweets than nature knows 
Invite the longing taste. 

4- Here the Redeemer's ivelcome voice 
Spreads heavenly peace around ; 
And life, and everlasting joys 
Attend the blissful sound. 

b O may these heavenly pages be 
My ever dear delight; 
And still new beauties may I see, 
And stili- increasing light. 



fSf. 



6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord I 
Be thou forever near : 
Teach me to love thy sacred word, 
And view my Saviour there I 



(WA'V\A'VVX 



CHRIST. 
HIS INCARNATION, 
Hymn 43. C. M. Medley. « 

Exeter, Irish, Braintree. 

Incarriation of Christ. 
11^J"ORTALS, awake, with angels join, 
JlTJL And cliant the solemn lay : 
Jo}, love, and gratitude combine 
1 o hail the auspici'.us day. 

2 In heaven the rap'trous song began. 

And sweet seraphic fire 
Tlirough all the shining legions ran. 
And struug and tuu'd the lyre. 

jSwift through the va5<t expanse it flew, 

And loud the echo ndi'd; 
The theme, the so~g, tlie j y was new, 
'i was more than neaven could hold^ 

4 Down through the portals of the sky 

T'h' impetuous torrent ran ; 
And angels flew with e.'ger joy. 
To bear the news to man. 

5 Hark! the cherubic armies shout. 

And glory leads the song ; 
Good-will and peace are heard thro'out 
Th' harmonious heavenly throng. 

Hymn 44. L. M. J. C. W. « 

Hotham, Bath-Abbey. 

A^anviiy of Christ. 
ITT ARK 1 the herald-angels sing, 
JLI. "Glory to the new-born King: 
'^ Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 
" God and sinners reconcil'd." 

2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
Join the triumphs of the skies ; 
With the angelic hosts proclaim, 
" Christ is born in Bethlehem !" 

3 Christ, by highest heaven ador'd, 
Christ, the everlasting Lord : 
Late in 'time behold him come, 
Offspring of a virgin's womb. 

4 Veild in flesh the Godhead see, 
Hail the incarnate Deity ! 

PleasM as man with men t' appear, 
Jesus, our Immanuel, here. 

Hymn 45, C. M. Watts^s Lyrics, '^ 

Arundel, Cambridge, Paiina. 
JMaiivity of Christ. 
l^QHEPHERDS ! rejoice,liftupyour 
^ Anxl send your fears away; [eje^ 



46 



LIFE AND MINISTRY. 



47,4* 



" Newi froiTi the regions of the skies, 
" Salv.ition*s born to-day. 

2 *' Jesus, the God whom angels fear, 

*^ Conies down to dwtll with you ; 
*' To'd ly he makes his entrance here, 
" But not as inonarchs do. 

3 '* No gold nnr purp'e swaddling bands, 

•* Nor royal sliiniog things ; 
"A manger for his cradie stands, 

** And holds the Ki ig of kings. 
4*'Go, shepherds, where the infant lies, 

*' And see his humble throne ; 
"With tears of joy in ail your eyes, 

'* Go, shepherds, kiss the Son." 

5 Thus Gabriel sang, and straight around 

The heavenly armies tnrong, 
They tune cliei*- harps to lofty sound, 
And thus conclude the song : 

6 "Glory to God that i\ igns above, 

•* Let prace surround the earth; 
"Mortals shall know their Maker's love 
" At their Redeemer's birth," 

7'Lord,;md shall angels have their songs, 
And men no tunes to raise ? 
O may we lose our useless tcngues 
When they f-rget to praise. 

8 Giory to Gad that reigns above, 
Thit piiies us forlorn. 
We join to sing our Maker's love, 
For there's a Sav.our bcrn. 

Hymn 46. CM. Patrick or Tate. » 

St. Martins, Missionary, Biaintrce. 

Js/atwity of Christ. 

l"llf 7"^ILE shepherds watch'd their 
¥ ? flocks by night. 

All seated on the ground, 
The angel of the Lord came down, 
And glory shone around. 

2 "Fear not," said he (for mighty dread 
Had seiz'd their troubled mind,) 
" Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
** To you and all mankind. 

3*' To you, in David's town, this day 
"Is born, of David's iine,» 
" Tte Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, 
" And this shall be the sign : 

4"Thehea\edy Babe you there shall 
" To human view display 'd ; [find 
**A11 meanly wrapt in swathing-bands, 
" And in a manger laid.'' 

5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith 

Appear'd a shining throng 
Of angels, praising God, and thus 
Address'd their joyful song; 



6 "All glory be to God on high! 
*'And to the earth be peace! 
'' Good will henceforth from heaven to 
" Begin and never cease !" [men 

Hymn i7. 6's8clO's. AlUton altered, « 

Courtney, Auspicious Morn. 
Angels proclaiming the birth of Christ. 
l"Vro war nor battle's sound 
lyi Wis heard tiie world around. 
No lio.itiU; chiefs to furious combat ran; 
But peaceful w ts t'^.e night. 
In wnich iht-: Prince of light 
His reign of peace upon the earth began. 

2 The shepherds on the lawn, 

Btfore the point of ilawn. 
In social circle sat, while ail around 
The gentle fleecy brood. 
Or cropp'd the ftow'ry food, [ground. 
Or slept, or sported on the verdant 

3 vVhen lo! witn ravi>h'd ears, 

Each swain delighted hears [hand ; 

Sweet musick, cifbprint'. of rio mortal 
Divinely warbled vc/ice, 
Answ'ring the stringed noise, 

With bii;sful rapture charm'd the 
list'iiing oand. 

4 Sounds of so sweet a tone 

Before were never known, [sung, 

But when of old the so.'sof mornii.g 

Wiiiie God dispos'd in air 

Each constellati-m fair, [hurg. 

And the well balanc'd world on liinges 

5 Hail, hail, auspicious morn ! 

The Saviour Cht ist is born : [blime) 
(Such was th' immortal seraph's song su- 

Glory to God in heaven ; 

To m'ati sweet peace be given, [time! 
Sweet peace and friendship to the end of 



ff 



LIFE ,\ND MINISTRY. 
Hymn 48. CM. Ri/i/io7i*s Selec. 

St. Asaphs, Irish, Kymn Second. 

jyie R-det'm:r*s meas'^ge, 
IXT ^J^K. the gl id sound, the Sivijur 
JjLThe Saviour promised long ! [comes, 
Let every heart prepare a ihrone, 
And every voice a song. 

2 On him, the Spirit, largely pour'd. 

Exerts his sacred fire ; 
Wisdom and mi^^ht, and zeal and love 
His holy breast inspire. 

3 He comes, from thickest filmsof vice 

To clexr the mental ray ; 
And, on tht- eyes oppress'd with night, 
To pour celestial day. 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. 



49, 50, 51 

4 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 
Thy welcome sUdll proclaim ; 
And "heaven's eternal arches ring 
With thy beloved name. 

Hymn 49. L. M. Steele. b 

Eaton, Quercy, Portugal. 

Our examfiic. 

1 A ND is the gospel peace and love ! 
XJL Such let our convereation be; 
The serpent blended with the dove, 
Wisdom and meek simplicity. 

2 Whene'er the angry passions rise. 
And tempt our thoujjhts or tongues to 
To Jesus let us lift our eyes, [strife, 
Bright pattern of the Christian life ! 

3 O, how benevolent and kind ! 
How mild ! how ready to forgive ! 
Be tliis the temper of our mind, 
And these the rules by which we live. 

4 To do his heavenly Father's will 
Was his employment and delight; 
Humility and holy zeal 

Shone through his life divinely bright ! 

5 Dispensing good where'er he came, 
The labours of his life were love ; 

O, if we love the Saviour's name, 
By his esample let us move. 

SUFFERINGS AND DEATH. 

Hymn 50. L. M. S;tetle. b 
Carthage, Armley, Bath. 
A dyui'^ Saviour. 
J QTRETCH'D on the cross, the Sa- 

^3 viour dies : 
Hark ! his expiring groans arise ! 
See, from his hands, his feet, his side, 
Runs down the sacred crimson tide ! 
2And didst thou bleed?-for sinners bleed? 
And could the sun behold the deed ? 
No ! he withdrew his sick'niug ray, 
And darkness veil'd the mourning day. 

3 Can I survey this scene of wo, 
Where mingling grief and wonder flow ; 
And yet my heart unmov'd remain, 
Insensible to love or pain? 

4 Come, dearest Lord! thy grace impart. 
To warm this cold, this stupid heart. 
Till all its powers and passions move 
In melting grief and ardent love. 

Hymn 51. L. M. Dr. S. Stennctt. b 

Munich, Limehouse, Gemoian. 
It h- Jintsh'd. 
1?Y^^ finish'd ! so <he Saviour cried, 

And meekly bow'd his head, and died: 
'Tis (jnisii'd — yes, the race is run, 
The battle /"ought, the victory won* 



52,53 



2 'Tis finish'd— all that Heaven decreed. 
And all the ancient prophets said 

Is now fulfdl'd, as was design'd, 
In me, the Saviour of mankind. 

3 'Tis finish'd — this my dying groan 
Shall sins of every kind atone : 
Millions shall be redeera'd from death, 
By this my last expiring breath. 

4'Ti8 finish'd — Heaven is reconcil'd. 
And all the powers of darkness spoil'd: 
Peace, love, and happiness again 
Return, and dwell with sinful men. 

RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. 
Hymn 52. H. M. Doddridge, ^ 

Bethesda, Portsmouth. 

Resurt tction of Christ. 

1 "WTES ! the Redeemer rose, 

X The Saviour left the dead, 
And o'er our hellish foes 
High rais'd his conqu'ring head ; 
In wild dismay j Fall to the ground^ 
The guards around j And sink away. 

2 Lo ! the angelic bands 
In full assembly meet, 

To wait his high commands, 

And worship at his ieet^ 
Joyfu} they come, jFrom realms of day 
And wing their way | To Jesus' tomb. 

3 Then back to heaven they fly 
The joyful news to bear ; 
Hark ! as they soar on high, 
What musick fills the air ! 



Their anthems say, 
" Jesus, who bled. 



^'Hath left the dead; 
He rose to-day," 



Ye mortals ! catch the sound — 
Redeem'd by him from hell. 
And send the echo round 
The globe on which you dwell ; 



Transported, cry 
"Jesus, who bled 



l-H 

, |No 



Hath left the dead» 



more to die." 

5 All hail, triumphant Lord, 

Who sav'st us with thy blood ! 
Wide be thy name ador'd, 
Thou rising, reigning God ; 
With thee we rise, jAud empires gain 
With thee \ye reign, [Beyond the skies. 

Hymn 53. 7s. Rifipon^a Selcc, jg 

Easter Hymn, Bath- Abbey. 

Th" rscsurrtcticn* 
liplUfilST, the Lord, is risen to-day 

\^ Sons of men and angels say I 

Raise your joys and triumphs high ! 

Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply. 
2 Love's redeeming work is done — 

Fought the fight, the battle won ; 



54, 55 



HIS ASCENSION AND INTERCESSION. 



6G, 57 



Lo ! the sun's eclipse is o'er ; 
Lo! he sets in blood fio more. 

3 Vain the etone, the watch, the seal, 
Christ hath burst the gates of hell ; 
Death in vain forbids his rise, 
Christ hath open'd paradise. 

4 Lives again our glorious King ! 

" Where, O death ! is now thy sting?" 

Once he died, our souls to save; 

*' Where's thy victory, boasting grave?'^ 

5 Hail the Loi:d of earth and heaven ! 
Praise to iUee by both be given ! 
Thee we greet triumphant now, 
Hail I the resurrection — thou. 

Hymn 54. 7s. Gibbons. sg^ 

Hampton, Finedon. 
The rrsurrectJon aud u^cendon. 

1 A NGELS ! roll the rock away • 
J\. Death ! yield up the mighty prey ; 
See ! he rises from the tomb, 
Glowing with immortal bloom. 

Hallelujah ! Praise the Lord ! 

2 *Tis thp Saviour ! angels, raise 
Fame's eternal trump of praise! 
Let the earth's remotest bound 
Hear the joy-inspiring sound. Hal. 

3 Now, ye saint?, lift up your eyes ! 
Now to glory see him rise. 

In long triumph, up the sky— 
Up to waiting worlds on high. Hal. 

4 Praise him, all ye heavenly choirs ! 
Praise, and sweep your golden lyres ! 
Shout, O earth, in rapturous song. 
Let the strains be sweet and strong! Hal. 

ASCENSION OF CHRIST. 

Hymn 55. L. M. Wesley*8 Coll. «( 

Traro, Castle Street, Nantwicb. 

ChrisVs ascension. 

1 ^^UR Lord is risen from the dead ; 
\J Our Jesus is gone up on high : 
The powers of hell are captive led ; 
Dragg'd to the portals of the sky. 

2 There his triumphal chariot waits ; 
And angels chant the solemn lay : 

" Lift up your heads,ye heavenly gates! 
'* Ye everlasting doors, gjye way !" 

3 Loose all your bars of massy light. 
And wide unfold the radiant scene ; 
He claims those mansions as his right ; 
Receive the King of glory in. 

4 ** W^ho is the King of glory, who ?" 
The Lord, that all his foes overcame ; 
The worl.d,sin,death and hell o'erthrew; 
And Jesus is the conqueror's name. 



5 Lol his triumphal chariot waits, 
And angels chant the solemn lay, 
'' Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates, 
" ife everlasting doors, give way ! 

6 '"'' Who is the King of glory, who ?" 
The Lord, of boundless power possest; 
The King of saints and angels too ; 
God over all, forever blest. 

Hymn 66. L.M. Watts'' s Miscellan, 88 

Antigua, Psalm Ninety-seventh. 

The humitiati'jn, exaltation, and tri- 
urufihs of Christ. 

1 nniHE mighty frame of glorious grace, 
JL That brightest monument of praise 

That e'er the God of love design'd, 
Employs and fills my lab'riug mind. 

2 Begin, my soul, the heavenly song, 
A burden for an angel's tongue : 
WhenGabriel sounds these awful things, 
He tunes and summons all his strings. 

3 Proclaim inimitable loVe ! 
Jesus, the Lord of worlds above, 
Puts off the beams of bright array, 
And veils the God in mortal clay. 

4 He,that distributes crowns and thrones, 
Hangs on a tree, and bleeds,and groans; 
The Prince of life resigns his breath— 
The King of glory bows to death. 

5 But see the wonders of his power i 
He triumphs in his dying hour ; 
And, while by Satan's rage he fell, 
He dash'd the rising hopes of hell. 

6 Thus were the hosts of death subdu'd, 
And sin was drown'd in Jesus' blood ; 
Then he arose, and reigns above, 
And conquers sinners by his love. 

7 Who shall fulfil this boundless song ! 
The theme surmounts an angel's tongue I 
How low, how vain are mortal airs. 
When Gabriel's nobler harp despairs ! 

INTERCESSION OF CHRIST. 
Hymn 57. L. M. Steele, « 

Batb, Angel's Hymn. 

Intercession of Christ. 

1¥TE lives! the great Redeemer lives! 

XXCWhatjoy the blest assurance gives!) 

And now, before his Father, God, 

Pleads the full merit of his blood. 

2 Repeated crimes awake our fears, 
And justice arm'd with frowns appears; 
But in the Saviour's lovely face 
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace. 

3 Hence,then,ye black despairing tho'ti! 
Above our fears, above our faults 
His powerful intercessions rise; 

And guilt recedes, and terror dies. 



58, 59 CHARACTERS OF CHRIST. 

4 In every dark, distressful hour 



60, 61, fiS 



When sin and Satan join their power, 
Let this dear hope repel the dart, 
That Jesus bears us on his heart. 

5 Great Advocate, almighty Friend, 
On him our humble hopes depend ; 
Our cause can never, never fail. 
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail. 

DOMINION OF CHRIST. 
Hymn 58. H. M. Ri/ifion's Selec. M 

Triumph, Portsmouth. 

T/ie kingdom of C/irist. 

1 "OEJOICE! ihe Lord is King; 
jAj Yvur God and King adore; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing, 
And tiiiriiph evermore. 

Lift up the heart, 
Lift up the voice, 

2 Rejoice ! the Saviour reigns — 
The G(xi of truih and love; 
When he had purg'd our stains, 
He took his seat above: 

Lift up the hea' t, 
Life up the voice, 

3 His kingdom cannot fail. 

He rules o'er earth and heaven ; 
The keys of death and hell 
Are to our Jl> us given : 

Lift up the heart. 

Lift up the voice, 

4 Rejoice in glorious hope ! 
Jesus, the Judge, shall come, 
And take his servants up 
To their eternal home: 

Wp soon shall hear I Th'^ trump of God 
'^rh' archangel's voice:[ShalI sound, rejoice. 



Rejoice aloud, 
Ye saints,rejoice. 



Rejoice aloud. 
Ye saints,rejoice. 



R.joice aloud, 
Ye saints, rejoice. 



'WX'W^'WX 



CHARACTERS OF CHRIST. 

ALPHABETICALLT ARRANGED. 

Hymn 59. L. M. Ri/ipon's Selec. * 

Eaton, All Saints. 

ITIIIT'HERE is my God ? does he retire 
? ? Beyond the reach of humble sighs.-' 
Are these weak breathings of desire 
Too languid to ascend the skies ? 

2 No, Lord ! the breathings of desire, 
The weak petition, if sincere. 

Is not forbidden to aspire. 

But reaches thy all-gracious ear. 

3 Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye, 
See where the great Redeemer .«tands, — 
The gl' rious Advocate on high, 
"With precious incense in his hands l^ 



4 He sweetens every humble groan, 
He recommemls each broken prayer ; 
Recline thy hope on him alone. 
Whose power and love forbid despair. 

5 Teach ray weak heart,0 gracious Lord ! 
With stronger faith to call thee mine ; 
Bid me pronounce the blissful word, 
My Father, God, with joy divine, 

HxMN 60. C. M. Tofilady, ^ 

Bedford, Cambridge. 
Ml in all. 
l|^OM'PAR'Dwith Christ, in all beside 
\J No comeliness I see ; 
The one thing needful, dearest Lord, 
Is to be one with thee. 

2 The sense of thy expii-ing love 

Lito my soul convey : 
Thyself bestow! for thee alone. 
My ALL IN ALL I pray. 

3 Less than thyself will not suffice 

My comfort to restore : 
More than thyself I cannot crave; 
And thcu canst give no more. 

4 Loved of my God, for him again 

With love intense I'd burn : 
Chosen of thee, ere time began, 
I'd choose thee in return. 

5 VVhate'er consists not with thy love, 

O teach me to resign : 
I'm rich to all th' intents of bliss, 
a thou, O God, art mine. 

Hyma'61. L M. Watts* s ^S.rmom.^orb 

Liraehouse, Portugal, Bath. 
Christ the eternal life, 

1 TESUS, our Saviour and our God, 
<Rf Array'd in majesty and blood. 
Thou art our life ; our so\iIs in thee 
Possess a full felicity, 

2 All our immortal hopes are laid 
In thee, our surety and our head ; 
Thy cross, thy cradle and thy throne 
Are big with glories yet unknown. 

3 Let atheists scoff, and Jews blaspheme 
Th' eternal life and Jesus' name ; 
A word of thy almighty breath 
Dooms the rebellious world to death. 

4 But let my soul forever lie 
Beneath the blessings of thine eye: 
'Pis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above 
To see thy face and taste thy love. 

Hymn 6?. C. M. Cowiier. « 

Carthage, St. Asaphs. 

Praise for tfie /ounain ofiened, 
l»n|"^HERE is a fountain fill'd with blood, 
JL Drawn from Immanuel's veins ; 
And sinners,plungMI)eneath that floods 
laose all their guilty stains. 



63, 64 



4 The dying thief rejoic'd to see 
That fountain in his day; 
O may I there, though vile as he, 
Wash all my sins away i 

3 Dear dying Lamb I thy precious blood 

Shall never lose its power, 
Till all the ratisom'd church of God 
Be sav*d, to sin no more. 

4 E*er since by faith I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love hr\s been my theme, 
And shall be till I die. 

5 Then, in a nobler, sweeter song, 

I'll sing thy power to save, [tongue 
When this poor lisping, stammering 
Lies silent in the grave. 

Hymn 63. CM. Doddridge. « 

Abridge, Barby. 

Head of the church. 

1 TESUS, I sing thy matchless grace, 
«l That calls a worm thy own; 
Gives me among thy saints a place 

To make thy glories known. 

2 Allied to thee, our vital Head, 

We act, and grow, and thrive ; 
From thee divided, each is dead 
When most he seems alive. 

3 Thy saints on earth, and those above, 

Here join in sweet accord : 
One body all in mutual love, 
And thou our common Lord. 

4 Thou the whole body wilt present 

Before tliy Father''s f ice ; 
Nor shall a wrinkle or a spot 
Its beauteous form disgrace. 

Hymn 64. CM. Stceie. » 

Knavesborou^li, Arcbdale. 

King of saints. 

l^OME, ye that love the Saviour's 
xJ And joy to make it known ; [name, 
The Sovereign of your heart proclaim, 
And bow before his throne. 

2 Behold your King,your Saviour,crownM 

Wilh glories all divine; 
And txill the wond'ring nations rounc\ 
How bright those glories shine. 

3 Infinite power, and boundless grace 

In him unite their rays ; 
Y o, that have e'er beheld his face, 
Can you forbear his praise .' 

4 When in his earthly courts we view 

The glories of cur King, 
We long to love as angels do, 
And wish like them to ^ing. 



CHARACTERS OF CHRIST. 65, 66, 67 

5 O, happy period ! glorious day ! 
When heaven and earth shnll raise, 
With all their powers, the rapturM lay. 
To celebrate thy praise. 



Hymn 65. C M. Duncan. « 

IWarlboro', Tisbury, Exeter. 

The spiritual corona ion. 

1 A LL-H AIL the power of Jesus' name! 
Xjl Let angels prostrate f.di; 
Bring f rth the royal diadem, 

And crown him Lord cf all. 

2 Ye chosen seed of Israel's race, 

A remnant weak and small ! 
Hail him, who saves you by his gi'ace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

4 Ye Gentile sinners, ne*er forget 
The wormwood and the gall ; 
Go ' spread your tmpiiies at his feet, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

4 Let every kindred, every tribe 

On this terr=.^strial ball, 
To hitn all majesty ascribe. 
And crown him Lord of all, 

5 O, that with yr nder sacred throng, 

Wc at his feet may fall ; 
We'll join the everlasting song. 
And Ciown him Ljrd of all. 

Hymn 66. CM. Doddridge. * 

Mear, Barby, St. Asaphs. 
Jams pr ciyus to them that believe, 

1 XE-^US, I love tiiy chirming name, 
tf ' Fis tnusick to my ear ; 

F.iiti woul.i I sound it out so loud 
That earth and heav n mighl hear. 

2 Yes, iliou an precious to my soul ! 

JVIy ttansp-irt and niv trust: 
Jewel*< to thee are i^audy loys. 
And gold is sordid dust. 

3 All my capacious jjowers can wish, 

In thCc: doth richly n;e;t; 
Nor to my eyes is light so dear, 
Nor friendship half so sweet. 

4 Thy gr\ce shall dwell upon my heart. 

And shed its fragrance theic ; 
The noblest balm of all its wounds, 
The cordial cf its care. 

5 Fll J^peak the honours of tliy name 

With my last lab'ring breath; 
A-'d dying, clasp thee in my arms — 
The antidote cf death. 

Hym^^ 67. L. M. Steele. « or b 

German, Portugal, rouinain. 

Physician of souls. 

l"l~||EEP are the wounds which sin has 

3if made ; 

Where shall the sinner find a cure ? 



-65, 69 



DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL. 



70, 71 



In vain, alas ! is nature's aid ; 
The- work exceeds all nature's power. 

2 And can no sovereign balm be found ? 
And is no kind physician nigh. 

To ease the pain, and heal the wound 
Ere life and hope forever fly ? 

3 7'here is a great Phjsician near : 
Look up, O fainting soul, and live ; 
See in his heavenly smiles appear 
Such ease as nature cannot give I 

4 See, in the Saviour's dying blood. 
Life, health, and bliss abundant flow ; 
'Tis only this dear sacred flood 

Can ease thy pain and heal thy wo. 

Hymn 68. L. M. S'eele. ^ 

China, Quercy, Bath. 
Saviour — (/a' only one. 

1 TESUS, the spring of joys divine, 
^ Whence all our hope and comforts 
Jesrus, no other name but thine [flow ; 
Can save us from eternal wo. 

2 In vain would boasting reason find 
The way to happiness and God ; 
Her weak directions leave the mind 
Bewilder'd in a dubious road. 

3 No other name will Heaven approve : 
Thou art the true, the living way, 
Ordain'd by everlasting love. 

To the bright realms 'of endless day. 

Hymn 69. L.M. Cennick, 28 

Portugal, China, Quercy. 
IVay to Canawi, 



1 TESUS, my all, to heaven is gone ; 
•f He, whom I fix my hopes upon ! 
His track I see, and I'll pursue 
The narrow way till him I view. 

2 The way the holy prophets went. 
The road that leads from banishment; 
The king's highway of holiness, 

I'll go ; for all his paths are peace. 

3 This is the way I long have sought. 
And mourn'd because I found it not; 
My grief, and burden, long has been 
Because I could not cease from sin. 

4 The more I strove against its power, 
I sitm'd and stumbled but the more. 
Till late I heard my Saviour say, 
"Come hither, soul, I am the way." 

5 Lo! glad I come! and thou, blest Lamb, 
Shalt take me to thee as I am: 
My sinfid self to thee I give ! 
Nothing but love shall I receive. 

6 Then will I tell to sinners round 
What a dear Saviour I have found 
ni point to thy rer:;eming blood. 
And say, "Behold the way to Godl'^ • 



Hymn 70 CM. Hartford Coll. « 

Irish, St. Martins, Devizes. 

Praiae to the Rtdeemtr. 

l/~^ FOR a thousand tongues to sing, 

\j My dear Redeemer's praise ! 

1 he glo'ies of my G;.d and King, 

The triumphs of his grace ! 

2 My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim. 
To spread through all the earth abroad 
The honours of thy name. 

3 Jesus, the name that calms our fears, 

Tliat bids our sorrows cease; 
'Tis musick in the sinner's ears; 
'Tis life, and health, and peace. 

4 He breaks the power of reigning sin, 

He sets the prisoner free ; 
His blood ca« make the fdulest clean; 
His blood avail'd for me. 

5 Let us obey, we then shall know. 

Shall feel our sins forgiven ; 
Anticipate our heaven below, 
And own that love is heaven. 

DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL, 

ALPHAB£TICALLT ARRANGED. 
ADOPTION. 

Hymn 71. 7s. Humphreys, g 



Fiaedon, Turin, Hotham. 

The firrviltgts of the sons of God. 
ITILESSED ar'i the sons of Gcd, 
Xf They are bought with Jesus' blood, 
Tney are ransom'd from the grave. 
Life eternal they ^hall have: 

With them number'd may we be, 
Now and through eternity. 

2 God did love them, in his Son, 
Eve creation was begun ; 

They the seal of this receive. 
When on Jesus they believe: 
With them, &c. 

3 They are justify'd by grace, 
They enjoy a solid peace ; 

All their sins are wash'd away. 
They shall stand in God's gi eat day. 
With .them, 6cc. 

4 They have fellowship with God, 
Tiirough the Mediator's blood; 
One with God, through Jesus one, 
Glorv is in them begun ; 

With them, iScc. 

5 They alone are truiy M r;t — 
Heirs with GodJ nnth ■ with Christ; 
They with love and cace are fill' J; 
T/>ey are by h' Spirit sc-il'd ; 

^^■ith then number'd may we be, 
Now an-a through eternity. 



72, 73 ATONEMENT COMMUNION WITH GOB 

Htmw 72. L. M. 5. Sienneit. * 



Portugal, Shoel. 

Chriscian-^ the ons of God. 

l"VrOT all the nobles of" the earth, 

jL^ Who boast the honours of taeir birih. 

Such real dignity can claim 

As those who bear the Christian name. 

2 T(j them the privilege is given. 

To be the sons and heirs of heaven ; 
Sons of the God who reigns on high, 
And heirs of joys beyond the sky. 

3 When, through temptation, they rebel, 
His chastening rod he makes them feel; 
Theii, with a father's tender heart, 
He soothes the pain,and heals the smart. 

4 Their daily wants his hands supply, 
Their steps he guards with watchful eye. 
Leads them from earth to heaven above, 
And crowns them with eternal love, 

6 If I've the honour, Lord, to be 
One of this numerouis family, 
On me the gracious gift bestow, 
To call thee Abba, Father! too. 

6 So may my conrluct ever prove 
My filial piety and love I 
While all my brethren clearly trace 
Their Father's likeness in my face, 

ATONEMENT. 

Hymn 73. CM. Watts' s Sermons. "& 

Abridge, Bedford. 

The atont:mi:nt of Christ. 
iTf OW is our n.iture sp -il'd by sin ! 
M.9L Ytt nature ne'-r hatli found 
The way to make the conscience clean. 
Or heal ttie pai;.ful wound. 

2 In Villi Ave seek for peace with God 

Bv methods of our own : 
Jesus, there's nothing but thy blood 
Can bring us near the t'^rone. 

3 The threatenings of thy broken law 

1 (10 press our souls with dread ; 
if God his swoi'd of veng-^ance draw, 
It strikes our spirits dead. 

4 But thine illustrjous sacrifice 

Hath answer'd these demands. 
And peace and pardon froai the skies 
^Come down by Jesus' hands, 

5 Here all the ancient types agree, 

T'lje altar and the lamb ; 
And prophets in their vision see 
Salvation through his name. 

6 *Tis by thy death we live, O Lord ; 

'Tis on thy cross we rest; 
Forever' be thy love ador'd, 
Thy name forever blest. 

W 



74,75 
Hymn 74. 8\« and 7-s. Lock H. CoU, ^ 

Sicilian Hymn, Love Divine. 

Grat'tudi for the atonement. 
IFIAIL! thou once despised Jesus, 
O Hail ! thou Galilean King ! 
i hou didst suffer to release us ; 

Thou didst free salvation bring: 
Hail, thou agonizing Saviour, 

Bearer of oar sm and eharae ! 
By thy merits we find favour j 
Life is given through thy name. 

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed. 

All our sins on thee were laid : 
By almighty love anointed. 

Thou hast full atonement made : 
All thy people are forgiven 

Through the virtue of thy blood ; 
Open'd is the gate of heaven ; 

Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 

3 Jesus, hail I enthronM in glory, 

There forever to abide ! 
All the heavenly host adore thee, 

Seated at thy Father's side : 
Theie for sinners thou art pleading: 

There thou dost our place prepare ; 
Ever for us interceding. 

Till in glory we appear. 

4 Worship, honour, power, and blessing, 

Thou art worthy to receive : 
Loudest praises, without ceasing, 

Meet it is for us to give : 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits I 

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays! 
Help to sing our Saviour's merits ; 

Help to chant ImmanuePs praise ! 

COMMUNION WITH GOD. 
Hymn 75. CM. Coivper, * 



Yoik, S(. i^iin?. 

Walking ivith God. 



FOR a closer walii with God., 
A calm and heavenly frame; 
A light to shine upon the road» 
That leads me to the Lamb! 

2 Where is the blessedness I kne\5r 

When first I saw the Lord ; 
Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus, and his word? 

3 What peaceful hours I then enjoy*d! 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But now I find an aching void 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, O holy Dove! return. 
Sweet messenger of rest! 

I hate the sins that made thee mourn. 
And drove thee fron my breast. 

5 The dearest idol I have known, 
Wh:ttct'cr t'ut idol be. 



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DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL. 



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 framie ; 

So purer light shall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 

Hymn 76. CM JVatt6'*8Sermonji.}&ovb 

St. Davids, Abridge. 
that 1 kneiv ivhere I might Jind kim. 

Shis and sorrows laid bffjre Gad. 

1 £\ THAT I knew the secret place, 
\^ Where 1 might find my God ; 

I' j spread my M'rmts before his face, 
And pour my woes abroad. 

2 rd tell him ho'^ my sins arise, 

What sorrows I sustain ; 
How grace decays, and cnnnfort dies, 
And leaves my heart in pnin. 

5 He knows v;hat argumeJits I'd take, 

To wrestle with my God; 
I'd plead iov his own mercy's sake, 
And for my Saviour's blood. 

4 My Crod will pity my complaints. 
And heal mv broken bones ; 
He takes the meaning oF his saints. 
The language of their groans. 

6 Arise, my soul, from deep distress, 

And b»n?.sh every feai- ; 
HCiCalls thee to his throne of grace, 
To spread thy sorrows there. 

DEPRAVITY. 
Hymn 77. L.M. W at ts's. Lyrics, ^^or'b 

German, Eaton. 
Original sin; or, the ^first and second Adam. 
Jl a dam, our father and our head, 
l\. TransgreesM, and justice dooni\: 

us dead : 
The iiery law speaks all despair, 
There^s no reprieve or jiardon there. 

3 Call a bright council in the skies; 
Seraphs, the mighty and the wi!?e, 
■^rpeak ; are you strong to bear the load, 
The weighty- vengeance of a God ? 

3 In vain we ask ; for all around 
Stand siiont through the heavenly ground; 
There^s not a glorious mind above 
Has half the strength or half the love. 

4 But, O ! unmcisurable grace I 

Th' eternal Son takes Adams's place : 
Down to our world the Saviour flies, 
•Stretches his arms, and bleeds, and dies. 

5 A mazing work ! look down, ye skies ! 
Wojider and gaze with all your eyes ; 
Ye saints below, and saints above, 
AjU hoy/ to this mjslcrious liysc. 



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Hymn 78. C. M. 5. Stennett. b 

Dorset, York, Wareham. 
Indwelling sin lamented. 
TVH tears of aaguish I lament, 
Here at thy feet, my God, 
passion, pride, and discontent, 
And vile ingratitude. 

2 Sure there was ne'er a heart so base, 

So false as mine has been: 
So faithless to its promises, 
So pjaone to every sin! 

3 My reason tells me thy commands 

Are holy, just, and true; 
Tells me whate'er my God demands, 
Is his most righteous due. 

4 Reason I hear, her counsels weigh, 

Artd all her words approve ; 
But still 1 find it hard t' obey, 
And harder yet to love. 

5 How long, dear Saviour, ^hall I feel 

These stragglings in my breast ? 
When wilt thou bow my stubborn will, 
And give my conscience rest? 

GRACE. 
Hymn 79. S. M. Doddridge. & 

Shirlaml, Pelham. 
Sahiafion by grace, frtm the Jirst to the last, 

1 ^ RACE] 'tis a charming sound ; 
\^ Harmonious to tlie ear ! 

Heas en with the echo shall resound, 
And all the earth shall hear. 

2 Grace first contrived the way 
To save rebellious man; 

And all the steps that grace display 
Which drew the wondrous plan. 

3 Grace led ray roving feet 
To tread tlie heavenly road ; 

And new supplies, each hour, I meet. 
While pvesbing on to God. 

4 Grace all the work shall crown, 
Through everlasting days ; 

It lays in heaven the topmost stone, 
And well deserves the praise. 

Hymn 80. CM. « 

• Irish, Cambriilge. 

By tliC grace of God lam what I am, 
IjriREATGod, 'tis from thy sove- 
Ijf reign grace 

That all my blessings flow ; 
V\^hate'er I am, or do possess, 

I to thy mercy owe. 
2 'Tis this my powerful lusts control, 
And pardons all my sin; [soul, 
Spreads life and comfort through my 
An^ makes my nature cleans 



JUSTIFICATION....PARDON.„.PERSEVli:RANCE. 83, 8^, 85 

5 O let the dead now hear thy voice I 
Bid, Lord, thy bahish'd ones rejoice ; 
Their beauty this, their glorious dress, 
Jesus, the Lord, our righteousness. 

PARDON. 
Hymn 83. C. M. Steele, ^ 

York, Canterbury, Wantage. 

Pardoning love* 

ITf OW oft, alas ! this wretched hea-!: 

X JL Has wander'd tVon\ the Lord ! 

Hovv oft my roving thoughts depart, 

Forgetful (f his word! 

2 Yet sovereign mercy calls, •-Return :" 
Dear Lord, and may I come ! 

My vile ingratitude I mourn; 
O take the wanderer home. 

3 And canst thou, wilt thou yet forgive. 
And bid ray crimes remove:* 

And shall a pardon'd rebel live 
To speak thy wondrous love? 

4 Thy pard'ning love, so free, so sweet-, 
Dear Saviour, I adore ; 

O keep me at thy sacred feet, 
And let me rove no more. 

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81, 82 

3'Tis this upholds me whilst I live. 
Supports me when I die ; 
And hence ten thousand saints receive 
Their all, as well as L 

JUSTIFICATION. 
Hymn 81. L.M. Rifi/ion*s Selec. Xorb 

German, Batli. 

Human righteousness insufficient to justify. 

1 TITHEREWITH, O Lord, shall I 

? ▼ draw near, 

Or bow myself before thy face ? 
How, in thy purer eyes, ^ appear ? 
What shall I bring to gain thy grace ? 

2 Will gifts delight the Lord most high ? 
Will multiplied oblations please ? 
Thousands of rams his favour buy ? 
Or slaughtered millions e'er appease ? 

3 Can these assuage the wrath of God ? 
Can these wash out my guilty stain? 
Rivers of oil, or seas of blood- 
Alas .' they all must flow in vain. 

4 What have I, then, wherein to trust? 
1 nothing have, F nothing am ; 
Excluded is my every boast, 

My glory swallowed up in shame. 

5 Guilty, I stand before thy face ; 
My sole desert \9 hell and wrath; [place; 
'Twere just the sentence should take 
But O, I plead my Saviour's death ! 

6 I plead the merits of thy Son, 
Who died for sinners on the tree ; 
I plead his righteousness alone ; 

O put the spotless robe on me. 

Hymn 82. L. M. Wesley. ^ 

Shea], Leeds, Italy. 

Imputed righteousness. 

1 XESUS, thy blood and righteousness, 
•f My beauty are, my glorious dress; 
'Midst flaming worlds, in these arraj'd, 
With joy shall I lift up my head. 

2 When from the dust of death I rise, 
To take my mansion in the skies ; 
E'en then shall this be all my plea, 
" Jesus hath liv'd and died for me." 

3 Thus Abraham, the friend of God, 
Thus all the armies bought with blood. 
Saviour of sinners, thee proclaim ! 
Sinners — of whom the chief I am. 

4 This spotless robe the same ap,pears 
When ruin'd nature sinks in years ; 
No age can change its glorious hue : 
The robe of Christ is -ever new. 



Hymn 84. 



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S. M. VVattH's 

Aylesbury, Uslic. 

Confession and fiardon, 

1 TLJfY ' sorrows, like a ii.xxl, 
lyiJL Impatient of restraint, 

Into thy bosom, () my God! 
Pour out a long complaint. 

2 Tiiis impious heart of mine 
Cou'd once defy the Lord, 

Could rush with violence on to sin. 
In presence of thy sword. 

3 Overcome by dying love, 
Here at thy cross I lie. 

And throw my flesh, my soul, my all, 
And weep, and love, and ^ie. 

4 "Rise,'' salth the Saviour, "rise! 
'♦Behold my wounded veins) 

"Here flows a sacr&d crimson flood, 
"To wash away thy stains!" 

5 Sees God is reconciled ! 
Behold his smiling face ! 

Let joyful cherubs clap their wings. 
And sound aloud his grace. 

PERSEVERANCE. 
Hymn 85. L. M. Doddridge. « 

Qnercy, Blendon, Angels Hymn. 

Mjali preserved in the ark^ and the 
believer in Christ . 
HE deluge, at the Almighty's call. 
In what iajpetuous streams it fell ; 
Swallow'd the mountains in its rage. 
And swept a guilty world to hell. 



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DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL. 



89,90 



2 Yet Noah, humble, happy saint ! 
Surrounded with a chosen few, 
Sat in his ark, secure from fear. 
And sang the grace thet s'.eci'd him thro', j 

3 So may I sing, in Jesus safe, 
WhiU* storms of vcngeauc*^ round me fall; 
Conscious how high my hopes are fix'd. 
Beyond what shakes this earthly ball. 

4 Enter thine ark, while patience waits, 
Nor ever quit that sure retreat. 
Then the wide flood, which buries earth, 
Shall waft thee to a fairer seat. 



Hymn 86. C. M. 7^- 



22^ 



Bedford, Cambiidge. 

Fersexferance. 

1 T ORD, hast thou made me know thy 

J_i Coiiduct me in thy ftar ; [ways? 

And grant me such supplies of grace. 

That I may persevere. 

3 Let but thy own Alm'ghty arm . 

Sustiiin a feeble worm, 
1 shall escape, secure from harm, 
Amid the dreadful storm. 

3 Be thou my all-sufficient friend. 

Till all my toils shall cease, 
(>'.?«rd me through life, and let my end 
Be everlasting peace. 

REDEMPTION. 

ilYMvST- 7's. B2fifion''s Selection. SL 

Balh-Abbey, Condolence, Cgokhaoi. 

Redeeming love. 

NOW begin the heavenly theme, 
Sing aloud in Jesus' name 1 
Ye, v/ho his salvation prove. 
Triumph in redeemiog love. 
2 Ye, who sec the Fat-lier's grace 
JReaming in the Saviour's face, 
As to Canaan on ye move, 
Praise and bless redeeming love, 

8 Mourning souls, dry up your tears; 
Banish all your guilty fears ; 
See your guilt and curse remove, 
Cancell'd by redeeming love. 

4 "Welcome all, by sin opprest, 
Welcome to his sacred rest ; 
Nothing brought him from above,' 
Nothing but redeeming love. 

5 Hither, then, your musick bring, 
Strike aloud each cheerful string ; 
Mortals, join the host above, 
Join to praise redeeming love. 

Hymw 88. L. M. Steele, b or » 

Winchester, Eaton. 

1i •denifition by Christ alone. 

JTT^ NSL^AV'Dhy s»n,Jin<i bound m chains 

JLd Beneath its dreadful tyrant sway, 



And doomM to everlasting pains, 
We wretched guilty captives lay. 

2 Jesus, the Lord, the mighty God, 
An all-sufficient ransom paid: 
Invalued price ! his precious blood, 
For vile, rebellious traitors shed. 

3 Jesus the sacrifice became, 

7o rescue guilty souls from hell: 
The spotlet-s, bleeding, dying Lambr> 
Beneath avenging justice feii. 

4 Amazing goodness I love divine ! 
O may our j^rateful hearts adore 
The matchless grace ; nor yield to sin. 
Nor wear its cruel fttters more. 

REGENERATION. 
Hymn 89. C. M. Tojilady'^ Coll. « 

St. Martins, Cambridge, Exeter. 
Kjficacious giace. 
ll'TAIL! mighty Jesus! how divine 
iJL Is thy victDrious sword ! 
The stoutest rebel must resign 
At thy commanding word. 

2 Deep are the wounds thy arrows give. 

They pierce the hardest heart ; 
Thy smiles of grace the slain revive. 
And joy succeeds to smart. 

3 Still gird thy sword upon thy thigh, 

Ride with majestic sway ; 
Go forth, great Prince, triumphantly. 

And make thy foes obey. 
4* And when thy victories are complete. 

When all the chosen race 
Shall round the throne of glory meet. 

To sing thy conquering grace; 

hO may my humble soul be found 

Among that favcur*d band! 
And I, with them,thy praise will sound 
Throughout Immanuel's land. 

Hymn 90 S. M. Doddridge, « 

Dover, Watchman. 

Vital union to Christ in regeneration. 

1 TTiEAR Saviour, we are thine 
m3 By everlasting bonds ; 

Our uames,our hearts we would resign, 
Our souls are in thy hands. 

2 To thee we still would cleave, 
With ever-growing zeal ; 

If millions tempt us Christ to leave, 
O let them ne'er prevail. 

3 Thy Spirit shall unite 

Our soule to thee our head ; 
Shall form us to thy image bright, 
J'hat we thy paths may tread. 

4 Death may our souls divide 
From these abodes of cisjy: 



91,92 

But love shall keep us near thy side 
Through all the gloomy way, 

5 Since Christ -and we are one, 
Why should we doubt or fear ? 
If he in heaven hath fix'd his throne, 
He'll fix his members there. 

Hymn 91. CM. 5. Stennett, « 

Swanwlck, Barby, Abridge. 

The convened thi^f. 
i i S on the cross the Saviour hung. 
A^ And wept, and bled, and died. 
He pour*d salvation on a wretch. 
That languish'd at his side, 

2 His crimes, with inward grief and shame, 

Toe peuitent confess'd ; 
Then turn'd In.-' dying eyes to Christ, 
And thus his prayer address'd : 

3 " Jpsus, thou Son and heir of heaven, 

*' Tliou spotless Lamb of God! 
** I see thee bath'd in sweat and tears, 
" And welf'ruig in thy blood. 

4 *' Yet quic'ily from these scenes of wo, 

' In triumph thou shalt rise, 
**Burst thro' the gloomy shades of death, 
*' And shine above the skies. 

5 " Amid the glories of that world, 

" Dear Snviour, think, on me, 
**And in the vicroties of thy death 
" Let me a sharer be." 

6 His prayer the dying Jesns hears, 

And instantly replies, 
** To-day thy parting soul shall be 
*' With me in paradise." 

Hymn 92. C. M. Collier's Coll bor» 

Windsor, Bedford, Bangor. 

Rent-wing grace. 

ITTOW helpless guilty nature lies, 

Xl Unconscious of its load ! 

The heart, unchang'd, can never rise 

To happiness and God. 

2 Can aught beneath a power divine 

The stubborn will subdue ? 
'Tis thine, eternal Spirit, thine 
To form the heart anew. 

3 *Tis thine the passions to recall, 

And upwards bid them rise ; 
And make the scales of error fall 
From reason's darken'd eyes, 

4 To chase the shades of death away, 

And bid the sinner live ; 
A beam of heaven, a vital ray, 
'Tis thine alone to give. 

5 O change these wretched hearts of ours, 
And give them life divine ! 

Then shall our passions and our powers, 
AiniwAty Lord, be thine. 
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LAW AND GOSPEL. 



93,94 



SANCTIFICATION. 

Hymn 93. CM. Watis*ii Lyrics. « or b 

"Windsor, Bedford, Abridge. 

SanctiJicatioH afid pardon. 

ITl/'HERE shall we sinners hide 
▼ ▼ our heads? 

Can rocks or mountains save? 
Or shall we wrap us in the shades 
Of midnight and tlie grave? 

2 Is there no sbeker from the eye 

Of a revenging God.^ 
Jesus, to rhy dear wounds we fly; 
Bedew us with thy blood. 

3 Those guardian drops our souls secure, 

And wash away our sm ; 
Eternal justice frowns no more. 
And conscience sm'les within. 

4 We bless that wondrous purple stream, 

That citranse.s every stam ; 
Yet are our souls but ha if redeemed, 
If sin, the tyrant, reign. 

5 Lord, blast his empire with thy breath. 

That cursed throne must fall ; 
Ye flattVing plagues that work our death, 
Fly, for we hate you all. 



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LAW AND GOSPEL. 

Hymn 94. L.M. Watts" s Lyrics, fioxb 

Green's Hundredth, Carthage. 
The Imv and the gospel; or^ Christ a refuse. 

1 '' (3URST be the man, forever curst, 

" That doth one wilful sin commit; 
'' Death and damnation for the first, 
" Without rehef, and infinite." 

2 Thus Sinai roars, and round the earth. 
Thunder, and fire, and vengeance fiings; 
But, jesus, thy dear gasping breath, 
And Calvary, say gentler things! 

3 "Pardon, and grace, and boundless Jove, 
'* Streaming along a Saviour's blood ; 
" And life, and joys, and crowns above, 
" ObtaiuM by a dear bleeding God," 

4Hark,how he prays (the charming sound 
Dwells on his dying lipsj "Forgive !'* 
And every groan and gaping wound 
Cries, "Father, let the rebels live !" 

5 Go, you that rest upon the law, 
And toil and seek salvation there 
Look to the flame that Moses saw, 
And shrink, and tremble, and despair. 

6 But I'll retire beneath the cross — 
Saviour, at thy dear feet I'll lie ; 
And the keen sword, timt justice draw?, 
Flaming and red, shcill pass me by. 



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Hymn 95. L. M. Watts' s Ser, « or b 

Carthage, Blendon. 

The gospel the po-iver of God to salvation. 

l'¥'¥7'HAT shall the dying sinner do, 

? T That seeks relief for all his wo? 
Where shall the guilty conscience find 
Ease for the torment of the mind ? 

2 How shall we get our crimes forgiven, 
Or form our natures fit for heaven ? 
Can.souls,all o'er defi 'd with sin, [clean ? 
Make their own powers and passions 

3 In vain we search, in vain we try, 
Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh ; 
'Tig there that power and glory dwell, 
Which save rebellious souls from hell. 

4 This is the pillar of our hope. 
That bears our fainting spirits up ; 
We read the graci , we trust the word, 
And find salvation in the Lord. 

5 Let men or angels dig the mines, 
Where nature's golden treasure shines; 
Brought near the doctrine of the cross. 
All nature's gold appears but dross. 

6 Should vile blasphemers, with disdain, 
Pronounce the truths of Jesus vain, 
We'll meet the scandal and the shame, 
And sing and triumph in his name. 



LAW AND GOSPEL. 



97, 98, 99 



Hymn 96. CM. Cowfier. 

York, St. Anns, Devizes. 



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Legal obedience folio'wed by evangelical. 

ll^O strengtii of nature can suffice 
,±S To serve the Lord aright; 
And what she has, she misapplies, 
For want of clearer light, 

2 How long beneath the law I lay. 
In bondage and distress! 
I toil'd, the precept to obey ; 
But toil'd without success. 

5 Then, to abstain from outwird sin 
Was more than I could do ; 
Now, if I feel its power v/ithin, 
I feel I hate it too. 

4 Then, all my servile wo- ks were done 

A righteousness to raise ; 
Now, freely chosen in the Son, 
I freely ch"X)se his w<iys. 

5*' What shall I doi^" was then the word, 

"That 1 may w^rthi r grow? 
" What sh. II I render to the Lord ?" 
Is my inquiry now. 

^To see the law by Clirist fulfiird, 
And hear his pird'ning voice, 
Ghatiges a slave into a child, 
Aad duty into choice. 



H^MN 97. L. M. Watts^s Sermoiis. ^ 

Eaton, Rothwell. 

The inward nvitnesfi to Christianity, 

1 /QUESTIONS and doubts be heard 
IqF no more ; 

Le^Christ and joy be all our theme ; 
His Spirit seals his gospel sure 
To every soul that trusts in. kim. 

2 Jesus, thy witness speaks within : 
The mercy which thy words reveal 
Refines the heart from sense and sin, 
And stamps its own celestial seal. 

3* rig God's inimitable hand 
That moulds and forms the heart anew: 
Blasphemers can no more withstand. 
But bow and own thy doctrine true< 

4 The guilty wretch that trusts thy blood 
Finds peace and pardon at the cross ; 
The sinful soul, averse to God, 
Believes and loves his Maker's laws. 

5 Learning and wit may cease their strife, 
When miracles with glory shine ; 
The voice that calls the dead to life 
Must be almighty, and divine. 

Hymn 98 CM. Watts' a Lyrics. "S. 

Cambridge, Tisbury. 

God glorious and ainncrs saved. 

117IATHER,how wide thy glories shine: 

JL How high thy wonders rise ! 

Knownthro' the earth by thousand signs^ 

By thousand through the skies. 

2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power. 

Their motions speak thy skill; 
And on the wings of every hour 
We read thy pallence stil!. 

3 Kut when we view thy strange design, 

To save rebellious worms. 
Where vengeance and compassion join, 
In their divinest foi*ms; 

4 Here the whole Deity is known ; 

Nor dares a creature guess 
Which of the glories brightest shone, 
The justice, or the grace. 

5 Now the full glories of the Lamb 

Adorn the heavenly plains ; 
Sweet cherubs leaiti Immanuel's name, 
A.nd try their choicest strains. 

6(), may I bear some humble part 
In that immortal song! 
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart. 
And love command my tongue. 

Hymn 99. CM. W at ts's Sermons, f^ 

London, Bedford. 

A rational deftnce qf the gosfirU 
HALL atheists dare insifet the cross 



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Of our incarnate Gc^f 



100, 101 



INVITATIONS AND PROMISES. 



102, 1Q3 



Shall infidels revile his truth. 
And trampie on his biojci ? 

2 What if he <.ho(>se mysterious wa> s 

To cleanse us frojn our faults ; 

May not the works of sovereigi! grace 
Transcend our feeble thoughts t 

3 WiiHt if his gosj)el bid us strive 

Wiih flesh, and self, and sin P 
Tne prize is most divviely bright 
That we are cali'd to win. 

4 What if the men despii'd on earth, 

Still of his ^race partake ? 
This but confirms his truth the more; 
For so the prophets sp^ike. 

5 Do sorpe, that own his sacred truth, 

Indulge their souls in sin ? 
None should reproach the Saviour's 
H«s Itivcs are- pure and clean. [nAme; 

6 Then let our faith be firm and strong, 

Our lips profess his word; 
Nor ever shun those holy men, 
Who fear and love tiie Lord. 



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INVITATIONS AND PROMISES. 
Hymn 100. C. M. FawceU. ^ 

Mear, Plymouth, Bangor. 

JLft the wickf'd forsakf: his wny^ &c. 

1 DINNERS, the voict; of God regard, 
^ *Tis mercy speaks to-day ; 

He calls you by his savereign word 
From sin's destructive way. 

2 Why will you in the crooked ways 

Of sm and folly go? 
In pain you travel all your days. 
To reap immortal wo ! 

3 But he that turns to Gwd shall live, 

Througi* his abounding grace: 

His mercy will the guilt forgive 

Of those that seek his fac< , 

4 Bow to the sceptre of his word, 

Reiiouncirjg every sin ; 
Submit to him, your sovereign Lord, 
And leain his wil divine. 

6 His love exceeds your highest thoughts; 

He pardon?* like a G<;d ; 
He will forgive your numerous faults, 
Through a Redeemer'a blood. 

Hymn 101. C. M. Sieele. » 

Irish, Braintree. 

j4n invitation Co the gOifiel Jxant. 
1"^E wretched,hungry, starving poor, 
JL Behold a royal feast! 
Whei^e mercy spreads her bounteous 
Fc# every humble guest, [store 



2 See Jesus stands with open arms : 

He cdls, he bid you co'iie: 
Guilt holds you back, and fear alarms : 
But see, there yet is room. 

3 () come, and with his children taste 

The blessirgs of nis love ; 
Wliile hope attends tlie sweet repast 
Of nobler joys nbove. 

4 There, with unitrd heart and voice, 

Befo-e the eternal throne. 
Ten thousand tii Kisand souls rejoice, 
In ecstasies unknown. 

5 And yet ten thousand thousand more 

Are welcome still to come : 
Ye longing souls, the grace adore, 
Approach, there yet is room. 

Bymn 102. L. M. Lock H. Coll. « 

Portugal, Wells. 
IFTO every one that thirsts, draw nisfh ; 
41 (" ris God invites the fallen race ;) 
Mercy and free salvation buy ; 
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace. 

2 Come to the living waters, come ; 
Sinners, obey your Maker's call ; 
Return, ye weary wanderers, home, 
And find my grace reached out to all, 

3 See from the Rock a fountain rise ! 
For you in healing streams it rolls : 
Money ye need not bring, nor price, 
Ye laboring, burden'd, sin-sick souls. 

4 Nothing ye in exchange shall give ; 
Leave all you have and are behind ; 
trankly the gift of God receive, 
Pardon and peace in Jesus find. 

Hymn 103. L. M. Steele. b 

Quercy, Poitugal, Bath. 

Weary xouls invited to rest. 

1 QOME, weary souls, with sins distrest. 

Come, and accept the promis'd rest ; 
The Saviour's gracious call obey. 
And cast your gloomy fears away. 

2 0ppress\l with guilt, a painful load, 
O come, and spread your woes abroad; 
Divine compassion michty love, 
Wdl all the painful load remove. 

3 Here mercy's boundless ocean flows, 
To cleanse your ^uih ;nd bea^ y-^ur woes; 
Pardon and life, and endles? peare ; 
How rich the gift, how free the grace ! 

4 Lord, v/e accept, with thankful heart, 
The hope thy gracious words in»part: 
We come with trembling, yet rejoice, 
And bless th« kind inviting voice. 



104, 105, 166 

HXMN 



GRACES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



1«7, 108 



104. L. M. Faivcett, * 

Islingtun, Eaton. 

As thy days, so shall tny atrength bf. 

l^FFLIC TED saior, to Christ draw near, 
Thy Saviour's gracious promise hear; 
His fuithCul word declares to thee, 
That, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 

^ l.et not thy heart despond, and say, 
How shall 1 stand the trying day? 
He has engagVi, by firm decree, 
TUat, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 

3 Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong ; 
And, if the conflict should be long, 
Tlie Lord will make the tempter flee : 
For, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 

4 Should persecu'ion rage and flame. 
Still trust in thy Redeemer's name ; 
In fiery trials thou shall see. 
That, as thy days,thy strength shall be. 

5 When calPd to bear the weighty cross, 
Or sore addiction, pain or loss, 

Or deep distress, or poverty, — 
Still, as thy days, tliy strength shall be. 

6 When ghastly death appears in view, 
Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue; 
He comes to set thy spirit free ; 
And, as thy days, thy strength shall be. 

vwvwvw 

HOLY SFIRJT. 
Hymn 105. b. M. » 

Dovei', ShhlanJ. 

The Holy Sjiint invoked. 
IOaIK, H.ly Spirit, come; 
J With energy divine. 
And on this poor benighte^i soul 
With beums of mercy shiiie. 

2 From the celestial hdls, 
Life, light, and joy dispense! 

And may I d^.ily, hourly feel 
Thy quickening influence. 

3 Pvlelt, mc>lt this frozen heart; 
This stubborn will subdue; 

Each evil passion overcome. 

And form me all anew. 
4, Mine will the profit be, 

Bu'. thine shall be the praise; 
And unto thee I will devote 
The rcisinant of my days. 

Hymn 106. L. M. » 

Enton, Baih. 

A firofiitioii^ gaU- longed for. 
1 A T anchor laid, remote from home, 
A] oiling, \ cry, "Sweet Spirit, come! 
»' Celeyu'u brtjeze, no -longer stay, 
*' But swell floy sails, and ispecd my way 1 



2 "Fain would 1 mount,fain would I glow, 
'^And loose my cable from below; 
'^ But 1 can only spread my sail ; [galel'* 
''ThoUj'tkou must breathe Ih' auspicious 

GRACES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, 

ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED. 

Hymn 107. C. •>. 

Rochester, York, St 



m. 



Conop,tr, 
Anns. 
Contenimeni, 
IJTTERCE passions discompose the 
1? As tempests vex the sea \ [mil id. 
But calm cojitent ainl peace we find. 
When, Lord, we trust in thee, 

2 In vain by reason, and by rule. 
We try to bend the will ; 
For none but in the baviour's school 
Can learn the heavenly skill. 

3 Since at his ftet my siul has sat. 
His gracious w irds to hear. 
Contented with my present state, 
I cast on hivn my care. 

4 " Art thou a sinner, sout ?" he said, 
*' Then how canst thou complain ? 
**How light thy troubles here, ifweigh'd 
'* With everlasting pasn ! 

5"If thou of murln'ring would'st be cur'd, 
"Compare thv grieis with mine; 
'•Thi'^.k what my bve for thee endur'd, 
" And thou wilt not repine. 
6"'Tis I appoint thy daily lot, 
" And 1 do all things wed ; [spot, 
•*Thou soon shalt leave this wretched 
*' Aad rise with me to dwell. 

7"In life my grace shall siretigth supply, 
"Proportioned to tiiy day ; 
"At death thou stiil shalt find me nigh, 
'' To wipe thy tears away." 
8 Thus I. who once my wretched day* 
In vain repining spent ; 
Taught in my Savicur's school of grace. 
Have learu'd to be content. 

Hymn 108. L. M. JVat(s*s Sermons. * 

Bath, Winchester, 

Faith conntcced ivith salvation, 

1 l^OT by the laws of innocence 
1% Can Adam's sons arrive at heaven; 
New works can give us no pretence 
To have our ancient sins forgiven. 

2 Not tlie best deeds that we have done 
Can make a wounded conscience wholer 
Faith is the grace, — and faith alone, 
That flies to Christ, and saves the soul. 

3 Lord, I believe thy heavenly word i 
Fain would 1 have my sou] reuew'd j 



109, 110,111 



FAITHFULNESS.. .FEAR....FORTITUDE. 



112,11$ 



I moura for sin and trust the Lord 
To have it pardon'd and subduM. 
4 O aiay thy grace its power displeiy ; 
Let guilt and de'ith no lono[er reign; 
Save me in thine appointed viray, 
Nor let my humble iaith be vain! 

Hymn 109. C M Watts's Sermons. « 

Bangor, Bavby. 

Fa'fh in tUs s icnjicr of Christ. 
1 VWriERE shall the guilty sinner go, 

f T I'o fiid a sure relief? 
Cafi oleeding bulls or goats bestow 

A balm to ease my grief.* 
3 never let my thoughts renounce 

T'le «;ospel of my God, 
"Where vilest crimes are cleans'd at once 
In Christ's atoniijg blood. 
3 Here rest my faith, and ne'er remove ; 

Here let repentance rise ; 
While I behoJd his bleeding love. 
His dying agonies. 

Htmw no. L. M. Watts' sSerm.^QTb 

Putney, Quercy, Wells. 

FaitnJ'ulneits. 

ITTATH God been faithful to his word, 

^^ And sent to men his promis'd grace? 

Shall I not imitate the Lord, 

And practise what mj lips profess.^ 

2 Hath Christ fulfilled his kind design, 
The dreadful work he undertook, 
And died to make salvation mine, 
And well performed whate'er he spoke? 

3 Doth not his faithfulness afford 

A noble theme to raise my song? 
And shall I dare deny my Lord, 
Or utter falsehood with my tongue ? 

4 My Kmg, ray Saviour, and my God ! 
Let grace my sinful soul renew, 
Wash my offences with thy blood, 
And make my heart sincere and true. 

Hymn 111, C. M. Meedham. » 

St. Martins, York, St. Davids. 

Fear of God. 
IFTAPPY beyond description he, 
Jn. Who fears the Lord ids God ; 
Who hears his threats with holy awe, 
And trembles at his rod. 

2 Fear, sacred passion, ever dwells 

With its fair partner, love, 
Blending their beauties, both proclaim 
Their source is from above., 

3 Let terrors fright th* unwilling slave ; 

The child with joy appears ; 
Cheerful he does his father's will, 
And loves as much as fears. 



4 Let fear and love, most holy God ! 

Possess tnis soul of n*ine ; 
The;* shall I worship tree aright. 
And taste thy joys divine. 



^A' 



Hymn 112. CM. Wat ta^s Sermons. & 

Fanna, Mear, Irish. 

Holy fortitude . 

M I a soldier of tht- c»o"s, 

A follower of the Lv-ub? 

A.id shal; I fe.r to own h;s cau-:e,*^ 

Or blubh to speak hb name ? 

2 Must I be carried to the skies 

On flowery bed^ of ea&e ^ 
While others fouglii to wi-i the prize. 
And saiPd througii blotKly seas ? 

3 Are there no foes for me to face. 

Mast I not stem the fl«K)d ? 
Is this vile world a friend to grace. 
To help me on to God ? 

4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign ; 

Increase my courage, Lord! 
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain. 
Supported by thy word. 

5 Thy saints in all this glorious war 

Shall conquer though they die ; 
They see the triumph from alar, 
And seize it with their eye. 

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, 

Aud all thy armies shine 
In robes nf victory through the skies, 
The glory shall be thine. 

Hymn 113. L. M Watts'' s Sermons. * 

Green's Hundredth, Quercy, Bath. 

Fortitude t or remedies against fear, 
IT^^HEN tumults of unruly fear 

▼ ▼ Rise in ray heart, and riot there, 
"What shall 1 do to calm ray breast, 
And get the vexing foe supprest? 

1 What power can these wild thoughts 
This ruffling tempest of the soui?[control.* 
Where shall 1 fly in this distress, 
But to the throne of glorious grace? 

SMy faith would seize some promise, Lord 5 
There's power and safety in thy word '* 
Not all that earth or hell can say 
Shall tempt or drive my soul away, 

4 1 call the days of old to mind. 
When I have found my God was kind ; 
My heavenly Friend is still the same ; 
Salvation to his holy name. 

SGreatGod, preserve my conscience clean. 
Wash me from guilt, forgive my sin ; 
Thy love shall guard rue from surprise, 
Tho' threatening dangers round rae rise. 



114, 115, 116 



GRACES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



117, 118 



6 When fear like a wild ocean raves, 
Let Jesus walk upon the waves, 
And say, " tis I ;" that heavenly voice 
Shall sink the storm and raise my joys. 

Hymn 114. L. M. Watts^s Sermons. « 

All Saints, Wincheater, Portugal. 

Gravity and decency. 

1|3 EHOLD the sons, the heirs of God, 

_l3So dearly bought with Jesus' blood ! 

Are they not born to heavenly joys, 

And shall they stoop to earthly toys ? 

2 Doth vain discourse, or empty mirth, 
Well suit the honours of their birth ? 
Shall they be fond of gay attire, 
Which children love, and fools admire ? 

3 Lord, raise our hearts and passions 

higher ; 
Touch our vain souls with sacred fire ; 
Then, with a heaven-directed eye. 
We'll pass these gJitteriug trifles by. 
4 We'll look on all the toys below 
With such disdain as angels do ; 
And wait the call, that bids us rise 
To mansions promis'd in the skies. 

Hymn 115. L. M. Wq tt a'' s Sermons, b 

Carthage, Armley. 
Things ©/' good rejioru 

1 TS it a thing of good report, 

A To squander life and time away..? 
To cut the hours of duty short. 
While toys and follies waste (he day? 

2 Doth this become the Christian name, 
To venture near the tempter's door : 
To sort with men of evil fame, 
And yet presume to stand secure ? 

3 Am I ray own sufficient guard, 
While I expose my soul to shtime ? 
Can the short joys of sin reward 
The lasting blexuish of my name.-* 

4 O may it be my constant choice 
To walk with men of grace below. 
Till 1 arrive where heavenly Joys 
And never fading honours grow. 

Hymn 116. C. M. Watts's Sermons. * 

Barby, St. David, W'areham. 

JVonc excludtd from hope. 

1 XESHS, thy blessings ai'e not few, 
WW Nor is thv gospel weik ; 
Thy grace cau melL the stubborn Jew, 

And bow the aspiring Greek. 

2 Wide as the reach of Satan's rage 

Doth t!iy salvati.>n flow ; 
*l'is not confin'd to sex or age, 
The lofty or the low. 

3 Whi'p grace is offer'd to the prince. 

The poor may take their share; 



No mortal has a just pretence 
To perish in despair, 

4 Be wise, ye men of strength and wit, 

Nor boast your native powers ; 
But to his sovereign grace submit, 
And glory shall be yours. 

5 Come, all ye vilest sinners, come, 

He*li form your souls anew : 
His gospel and his heart have rooiw 
For rebels such as you. 

6 His doctrine is almighty love > 

There's virtue in his name 
To turn the raven to a dove. 
The lion to a lamb. 

Hymn 117. L. M. Steele. 2& 

Castle Street, Quercy, Blendon. 
Happy l>overty ; or, the poor in spirit blessed. 
l^WTE humble souls, complain no more; 
X Let faith survey your future store ; 
How happy, how divinely blest. 
The sacred words of truth attest. 

2 When conscious grief laments sincere, 
And pours the penitential tear; 
Hope points to your dejected eyes, 
1'he bright reversion in the ckies. 

3 In vain the sons of wealth and pride 
Despise your lot, your hopes deride ; 
In vain they boast their little stores; 

I rifles are thnrs., a kingdom youru I 

4 A kingdom of immense delight, 
Where health and peace and joy unite; 
Where undeclining pleasures rise, 
And every wish hath full supplies. — 

5 There shall your eyes with rapture view 
The glorious Friend, that died for you; 
That died to ransom, died to raise 
To crowns of joy and songs of praise. 

Hymn 118 CM. Broivn. b 

Bangor, Wantage. 

Humbly pleading for mercy. 

1 T ^ )R1), \t thy feet we sinners lie, 
JLi And knock at mercy's door ; 

Wit'j hea>^y hearr, and downcast eye. 
Thy favour we implore. 

2 'Tis mercy, mercy we implore ; 

O may thy bowels move .' 
Thy grace is an exhaustless store, 
And thou thyself art love. 

3 O, for thy own, for Jesus' sake. 

Our many sins forgive ! 
Thy grace our rocky hearts can break, 

.\nd breaKing soon relieve. 
4Thus melt us down, our gracioas Friend, 

And make us thine alone : 
Nor let a rival more pretend 

To repossess thy throne. 



119, 120, 121 

Il¥MN 119. L. M. En field, b 
Carthage, Winchester. 
Humility. 
i IIJ/'HEREFORE should man, frail 
▼ V child of clay. 

Who, from the cradle to the shroud, 
Lives but the insect of a daj — 
O why should mortal man be proud ? 

S His brightest visions just appear. 
Then vanish, and no more are found ; 
The stateliest pile his pride can rear, 
A breath may level with the ground I 

S By doubt perplex'd, in error lost. 
With trembling step he seeks his way. 
How vain of wisdom's gifts the boast! 
Of reason's lamp how faint the ray J 

-4 Follies and crimes, a countless sum, 
Are crowded in life''s little span : 
How ill, alas, does pride become 
That erring, guilty creature, man. 

5 God of my life, Father divine ! 
Give me a meek and lowly mind : 
In modest worth O let me shine. 
And peace in humble virtue find. 

Hymn 120. L. M. Doddridge.^ 

Old Hundred, Psalm Ninetj'-seventli. 

Rijoiclng in God, 

1 ']['^HE righteous Lord,sKpreraely great, 

Maintains his universal state ; 
O'er all the earth his power extends : 
All heaven before his footstool bends. 

2 Yet justice still with power presides. 
And mercy all his empire guides: 
Mercy and truth are his delight. 
And saints are lovely in his sight. 

3 No more, ye wise I your wisdom boast; 
No more, ye strong! your valour trust ; 
No more, ye rich! survey your store, — 
Elate with heaps of shining ore. 

4 Glory, ye saints, in this alone, — 
That God, your God, to you is known : 
That you have own'd his sovereign !=;way. 
That you bave felt his cheering ray. 

5 Our wisdom, wealth, and power we find 
In one Jehovah all combined : 

On him we fix our rovirii?, eyes, 
And all our souls in raptures rise. 

6 All else, which we our treasure call. 
May in one fatal moment fall ; 
But what their happiness can raov«. 
Whom God, the blessed, deigns to love? 

Hymn 121. S. M. Doddridge. « 

Dover, Pelham. 
Rijoicing in the ways of God. 
1 "VrOW let our voices join 
-LI To iorm a sacred song; 



HUxMILlTY.... JOY... .JUSTICE. 



122, 133 



Ye pilgrims, in Jehovah's ways, 
With musick pass along. 

2 How straight the path appears, 
How open and how fair ! 

No lurking gins t' entrap our feet. 
No fierce destroyer there. 

3 But flowers of paradise 
In rich profusion spring ; 

The Sun of glory gilds the path, 
And dear companions sing. 

4 See Salem's golden spires 
In beauteous prospect rise ; 

And brighter crowns than mortals wear, 
Which sparkle through the skies. 

5 All honour to hi? name. 
Who njarks the shining way, 

To him who leads tie wanderers on 
To realms of endless day. 

Hymn 122. L.M. Watts's Sermons* * 

Portiigai, Shoel. 

Jiiistic. uyid equity. 

IXfLESSED Redeeiiier ! how divine, 

JtJ How righteous is this rule of thine, 

'* ?fp,ver to deal with others worse 

*' Than we would have them deal with 

us!" 

2 This golden lesson, short and plain, 
Gives not the mind nor memory pain, 
And every conscience must approve 
This universal law of love. 

3 'Tis written in each mortal breast. 
Where all our tenderest wisijes rest ; 
We draw it from our inmost veins, 
Where love to self resides and reigns. 

4 Is reason ever at a loss ? 

Call in self-love to judge the cause ; 
Let our own fondest passion show 
HoM-^ we should treat our neighbour too. 

5 HowblessVl would every nation prove, 
Thus ruled by equity and love f 
Ali would be friends, without a foe, 
A. id form a paradise below. 

Hymn 123. C. M. Woj^.r^s Seivn. bor« 

T5e<lfojfl, Bangor. 
Ju.,tKd arut tquiiy, 
1 1^ OME,let us search our ways and see; 
\J Have they be?; p. just and right .^ 
Is the great rule of equity 
Our practice jud delight? 

2 What v/e would have our neighbour do, 

Have we stll dene the same P 

Fr.Mn others ne'er withheld the due. 

Which we from others claim ? 

3 Have we not, deaf to his request, 

Turn*d from another's wo? 
The scorn, which wrings the poor man's 
Have we abhorred to show ^ [breast, 



124, 125 



4 Do w.e, in all we seli 

Integrity m;>int tin ; 
Atid knowing God is always nigh, 
Renounce unrii: hteous g'lin ? 

5 Then may we rai.se our modest prayer 

To God, the just and kind. 
May humbly cast on him our care, 
And hope his grace to find. 

HvMN 124. L. M. Wafti.'s Serm, ^ 

Bath, Gpiman, Arm ley. 

Justice and truths 

1 1^ REAT God, thy holy law requires 
fjf To curb onr covetou? de?irep, 

Forbids to plunder, steal or cheat, 
To practise falsehood or deceit, 

2 Thy Son hath set a pattern too, 
He paid to God and rnen their due ; 
A dreadlul debt he piiid to God, 
And t'onirht our pardon with his blood, 

S A tnazing justice I boundleps love ! 
Do we not feel our passions move? 
X>o we noi crieve that we have been 
Faithless to God, or false to men? 

4 If truth and ra.stice once be gone, 
And leave our faiih ^nd hope alone ; 
If horestv be b.»nishM hence, 
Reiij^ion is a vain pretence. 

Hymn 125. L. M. R'tfifion. * 

Psalm 97th, Blemlon, China. 

JJbfralUy ; o>\ fhediify and pleasures 
of h'mev I'ice 

\} A 

Bebe s he dei]2:ns to call liis sons, — 

Tneir souls renewM, their sins forgiven. 

2 Go, imitate the grace divine, — 
The e;ruce that blazes like a sun ; 
Hold forth your fair, thoiJg:h feeble light, 
Through all your lives let mefcj run I 

5 Upon your bounty's wilhng wings 
Swift let the great salvation fly ; 
The hungry feed, the caked clothe ; 
To pain and sickness help apply. 

4 Pity the weeping widow's wo. 
And be her counsellor and stay ; 
Adopt the fatherless, aud smooth 
To useful, happy life, his way. 

5Let age, with want and weakncsshovr'd, 
Your bowels of compassion raove ; 
Let e'n your enemies be bless'd — 
Their hatred recompens'd with love. 

6 When all is done, renounce your deeds, 
Renounce self-righteousness with scorn; 
Thus will you glorify your God, 
And thus the Chrisiiau name- 'adorn. 



GRACES OF THE HOl.Y SPIRIT. 126, 127, 12« 

or buy, Hymn 126. 7s. Taylor . ^ 



1 f\ WHAT sttipendous mercy shines 
round she J^jaiesty of Heaven I 



Hymn 126. 7s. Taylor. 

Baih-Abht}, Condolence, Hotham. 

Luv(^ to God and man. 

J-. \TBER ot our feeble race. 



Vise, beneficent, and kind, 
Sptend o'er nitu e's ample face, 
FiOws thy gnodness unconfin'd : 
.Viuhinij in ttie si'ent grove. 
Or die busv walks of men. 
Still we trace thy wondrous love, 
Claiming large retunis again. 
2 Lord, what offerings shall w^e bring, 
At thine alters when we bow } 
Hearts, the pure, unsullied spring, 
Whence the kind affections flow.; 
Soft compassion's feeling soul. 
By the melting eye express'd; 
Sympathy, at whose control, 
Sor:v)W leaves the wounded breast: 

SWiliirsg hands to .Jrad the blind, 
Bind the wound, or feed the poor; 
Love, en.bracing all our kind, 
Charity, wirh liberal store: 
Teach us, O thou heavenly King, 
Thus to shew our grateful mind, 
riuis the accepted offf-ring bring. 
Love to thee, and all aiankind. 

Hymn 127. L, M. Wati-y^s Lyrics, gg 

Dunstan, Castle Street, Leeds. 

Lovt' to knnst^ rri<ent f absent, 

1 £^ all the jv^ys «e mortals know, "^ 
* F Jpsi'?, thy love exceeds the rest, 

Love, the be-^t bessing here below, 
The nearest unage of the blest, 

2 While we are held in thine embrace, 
There's not a thought aUetnpts ,.o rove; 
Each smile upon thy beauteou? face 
{''ixfcs. and charms, and fires our love. 

3 While of thy absence we complain. 
And long, or weep in all we do, 

'! iiere's a -trange pleasure in the pain; 
Aud tears have their own sweetness too. 

4When round thy courts by day we rove, 
Or a^ii the watchoK^n of the uijjht 
For some kind tidings of our love, 
Thy very name creates delight. 

SJesup, our God, yet rather come! 
Our eyes would dwell upon thy face; 
'Tis best to see our Lord at hon^e, 
And iee\ the preseirce of his grace. 

Hymn 128. 7s. A^-ivt07i. M 

Condolence, Hoihaiu. 

Lovt:i>l thou mi' ? 

I'rjlIS a point 1 I n.is to know, 

A Oft it causes anxious c.'.ouglit— 
D 1 I love the Lovd, or no j 
Am I his, or am I not. 



129, 130 

2 If I love, why am I thus ? 
Whv this dull and lifeless fram e ? 
Hardly, sure, can they be worse, 
Who have never heard his name. 

3 [Could my heart so hard remain ; 
Prayer a task and burden prove ; 
Every trifle give rae pain; 

If I knew a Saviour's love?] 

4 When I turn my eyes withiu, 
All is dark, and vain, and wild ; 
FiiPd with unbelief and sin ; 
Can I deem myself a child ? 

5 If I pray, or hear, ur read, 
Sin is mixM with all I do ; 
You that love the Lord indeed. 
Tell me, is it thus with you ? 

6 Yet I mourn my stubborn will. 
Find my *in a grief and thrall ; 
Should I grieve lor what I feel. 
If I did not love at all ? 

7 Lord, decide the doubtful case! 
Thou, who art thy peop]e''s sun, 
Shine wpon thy work of grace, 
If it be indeed begun^ 

S Let me love thee mor€ and raore, 
If I love at all, I pray I 
If I have not loved before, 
Help me to begin to-day. 

Hymn 129. C. M.' Gregory. « 

Stade, Hymn Second. 

Mutual love. 

1 O WEET is the love that mutual glows 
k5 Within each bitther's brea&t ; 
And binds in gentlest bonds each heart, 

All blessing and all blest : 

2 Sweet as the odorous balsam pour'd 

0\ A iron's 9-icred head. 
Which o*.T his beard,and down his vest 
A breathing fr igrance shed. 

3 Like morning dews, on Sion's mount, 

Taat spread their silver rays ; 

And deck with gems the verdant pomp, 

Which Hermon's top dispi.iys. 

4 To such the Lord of life an«J love 

His blessing shall extend ; 
On earth a life of joy and peace. 
And life that ne'er shall end. 

Hymn 130. S. M. Fawcett. « 

Dover, Watchman. 
I.ove to the brethren, 

1 "OLEST be the tie that binds 
X3 C)ur hearts in Christian love ! 

The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2 Before our Father's throne 
We pour our ardent prayers : 

X 



L0VE... .HUMILITY, 



131, 132 



Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, 
Our comforts .r^nd our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes ; 

Our mutual burdens bear ; 
And often for each other flows 
Tlie sympathizing tear. 

4 VVben we asunder part, 
It gives us inward pain ; 

But we shall stiil be juinM in heart, 
And hope to meet again, 

5 This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the w^y ; 

While each in expectation lives. 
And longs to see the day. 

6 Frm sorrow, toil, and pain. 
And sin, we shall be fi-te ; 

And psrtect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 

Hymn 131. S. M. Beddome. * 

Watcliman, St. Thomas, Froome. 

Christian loi'e. 

1 "1" ET p-rrty names no moi'C 
JLi Tr-eChristian world o'erspread; 

Gentile, and Jew, and bond and free, 
Are one in Christ their head. 

2 Among the saints on earth 
Let mutual love be found ; 

Heirs of the same inheritance. 
With mutual blessings crown*d. 

3 Let envy, child of hell! 

Be banish'd far away ; [dwell, 
Those should in strictest friendship 
Who the same L'^rd obey. 

4 Thus will the church below 
Resemble that above ; 

Where streams of pleasure ever fiow. 
And every heart is love. 

Htmn 132, L. M. Scott, b or « 

Cartbage, Eaton; 
A'/eckTUss, 

1 "|\/|"!\RK when tempestuous winds 
i.TjlL arise, 

Th? wild confusion and uproar, 
Al' <'cean mixing with the skies. 
And wrecks are dash'd upon the shore. 

2 Not less confusion r cks the mmd, 

When, by the whirl •' ^assion toss'd, 
Cvlm reci?'jri is to rage resigned, 
Ai<^' peace in angry tumurt lost. 

3 O self tormenting child of prKle, 

Atiger, bred up in hate and strife ; 
Ten thousand ills, by thee supplied. 
Mingle the cup of bitter life. 

4 Happy the meek, whose gentle breast. 

Clear as the summer's evening ray, 
Calm as the regions of the besa'd. 
Enjoy on earth celestial day. 



133, 134 



GRACEfe OF THE HOLY SPIRIT- 



135, 136, 137 



j No jars their peaceful tent invride, 

Nofriendships lost their' bosom sling. 

And foes to none.of none afraid, [bring. 

Where'er they go, sweet peace the > 

60 may a temper meek and mild 
With gentle sway our souls possess ; 
Passion and pride be thence exil'd, 
And to be bless'd, still may we bless) 

Hymn 133. L. M. Gibbons. * 

Winchester, Eaton, Quercy. 

Patience 

ITI^TIENCE!— O, His a grace divine! 

JL Sent from the God of power and love, 

That leans upon its Father's hand. 

As through the wilderness we move. 

^ By patience we serenely bear 
The troubles of our mortal state, 
And wait, contented, our discharge, 
Nor think out glory comes too late. 

;3 Though we, in full sensation, feel 
The weight,the v/ounds,our God ordains. 
We smile amid our heaviest woes, 
And triumph in our sharpest pains. 

4 O, for this grace ! to aid us on, 
And arm with fortitude the breast. 
Till life's tumultuous voyage is o'er — 
We reach the shores of endless rest ! 

5 Faith into vision shall resign; 
Hope shall in full fruition die ; 
And patience in possession end, 

in the bright worlds of bliss on high. 

Hymn 134. CM. Wattn^s Sermons.^ 

St. Davids, St. Anns, Abridge. 

Prudence ; or^ a lovtlij carriage, 
S^Tk 'TIS a lovely thing to see 
\j A man of prudent heart, 
Whose thoughts,and lips.and life agree 
To act a useful part. 

2 When envy, strife, and wars begin 

In little angry souls, 
Mark how the sons of peace come in. 
And quench the kindling coals. 

3 Their minds are huBrible,mild,and meek 

Nor let their fury rise ; 
Nor passion moves their lips to speak, 
Nor pride exalts their eyes. 

4Their frame is prudence mix'd with love, 
Good works fulfil their day : 
They foin the serpent with the dove, 
But cast the sting away. 

,S Such was the Saviour of mankind; 
Such pleasures he pursu'd ; 
His tiesh and blood were all refined. 
His soul divinely good* 

Ivordj can these plants of virtue grow 
In such a heart as rumti 



Thy grace my nature can renew, 
And make my soul like thine. 

Hymn 135. C. M. S, Stennett. b 

Bangor, Windsor. 

The -[unitent. 
ITJROSTRATE, dear Jesus! at thy ittt 
JL A guilty rebel lies ; 
And upwards to the mercy-seat 
Presumes to lift his eyes. 

2 If tears of sorrow would suffice 

To pay the debt I owe. 
Tears should from both my weeping ey«s 
In ceaseless torrents flow. 

3 But no such sacrifice I plead 

To expiate my guilt ; 
No tears but those which thou hast shed ; 
No bliodj but thou h^st spilt. 

4 Think of thy sorrows, deariist Lord ! 

And all my sins forgive : 
Justice will well approve the word 
That bids the siiuier live. 

Hymn 136. C. M. Coivjier. «E or b 

York, St. Anns. 

The contrite heart. 
inpHE Lord will happiness divine 
i On contrite hearts bestow ; 
Then tell me, gracious God ! is mine 
A contrite heart or no ? 

21 hear, but seem to hear in vain, 
Insensible as steel ; 
If aught is felt, 'tis only pain 
To find I cannot feel. 

31 sometimes think myself inclin'd 

To love thee if I could : 

But often feel another mind, 

Averse to all that's good. 

4 My best desires are faint and few, 

1 fain would strive for more ; 
But, when 1 ciy,"My strength rer.ew," 
Stem v/eaker than before. 

5 Thy saints are comforted, I know. 

And 'love thy house of prayer; 
I so^jetimes go where others go. 
But find no comfort there. 

6 O, make this heart rejoice or ache» 

Decide this doubt for me ? 
And, if it be not broken, break; 
And heal it if it be. 

Hymn 137. L. M. Watts's Lijrica'^^ 

Futnty, Carlhnge. 

The penitent pardoned* 
I T¥ENC£ from my soul,my sins,depart, 
Jtl Your fatal friendship now I see ; 
liong have you dwelt too near my hearty 
Hence, to eternal di£tance flee. 



REPENTANCE.. ..RESIGNATION. 



138, 139 

2 Black, heavy thoHs like mountains roll 
O'er my poor breast, with boding fears, 
And crushing hard ray tortur'd soul. 
Wring through my eyes the briny tears. 

3 Forgive my treasons, Prince of grace, 
The bloodv Jews were traitors too, 

Yet thou ha'st prayM for that cursM race, 
" Father, they know not Avhat they do " 

4 Great Advocate, look down and see 

A wretch, whose smarting sorrows bleed, 

plead the same excuse for me ! 
For, Liord, I knew not what I did. 

5 Peace, my complaints -, let every groan 
Be still, and silence wait his love : 
Compassions dwell amidst his throne. 
And through his inmost bowels move. 

6 How sweet the voice of pardon sounds' 
Sweet the rfelief to deep distress I 

1 feel the balm that heals my wounds, 
And all my powers adore thy grace. 

Hymn 138. CM. « or b 

Durham, York. 

Repentance from a view of the mercy of God. 

14^ rHOtJ,the wretched's sure retreat, 

\y N{\o dost our cares control, 

And with the cheerful smile of peace 

Revive the faintmg soul ; 
2 Did ever thy propitious ear 
The hutnble plea disdain .'* 
Or when did plaintive misery sigh, 
Or supplicate in vaii ? 
30ppressM with grief and shame, dissolv'd 

In penitential tears ; 
Thy goodness calms our a^^xious doubts, 
And dissipates our fears. 

4 N-w life from thy refreshing grace 

Our sinking hearts receive: 
Thy gentlest, best-lov'd attribute, 
To pity and forgive. 

5 From that hlest source, propitious hope 

Appears sert- ncly bright, 
And sheds her soft and cheering beam 
O'er sorrow's dism:il niglit, 

6 Oar heirts adore thy mercy. Lord, 

And bless the friendiy ra^, 
Which ushers in tlie smiling morn 
Of everlasting day. 

Hymn 139. CM. Cowfter. * 

Mear, Barby, St. Anns. 

SubtnUsion. 
\f\ LORD! my best desires fulfil, 
\y And help me to resign 
Life, health, and comfort to thy will, 

And make thy pleasure mine. 

2Why should I shrink at thy command, 

Whose love forbids my fears ? 



140, 141, 14 



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Or tremble at the gracious hand 

That wipes away my tears? 
3 No! let me rather freely yield 
What most I prize, to thee. 
Who never hast a good withheld. 

Nor wilt withhold from me. 
4. Thv favour all my journey through 

Tiiou art engag'd to grant ! 
What else I waat, or think I do, 
'Tis better still to want. 

5 Wisdom and mercy guide ray wayi- 

Snail I resist them both.^ 
A poor blind creature of a day, 
And crush'd before the moth ! 

6 Bat ah ! my inmost spirit cries, 

Still biud me to thy sway ; 
E se the next claud,that veils my skies, 
Drives all these thoughts away. 

Hymn 140. C M. Beddoine. ^ 

Abridge, Charmouth. 

R-,<}'[rna'ion ; or^ God our portion. 

V times of sorrow and of joy,. 

Great God ! are in thy hand .; 

My choicest comforts come from thee, 

And go at thy command. 

2 If thou shouldst tike them all a-.vay. 

Yet would I not repine ; 
Before they were possess'd by rtie, 
Tnere were entirely thine. 

3 Nor would I drop a murmuring word^ 

Tiioughthe whole world were gone, 
BlH seek enduring happiness 
In thee, and thee alone. 
Hymn 141. CM. Harvey, «f 

St. Anns, Abi-id;-?e. 

R^Hi^nation to Gid's unerring ivi'sdo?n. 
ii-lOUGH all the downward 
tracts of time, 
God's watchful eye surveys ; ^ 
O, who so wise to choose oar lot, 

Or regulate our v/ays? 
21 cannot dou'^t his bounteous love. 
Immeasurably kind ; 
To his unerring, gracious will, 

Re every wish resign'd. 
3 Good when he gives,supremely good. 
Nor less when he denies ; 
E'en crosses fvom his sovereign hand 
Are blessings in disguise. 

Hymn 142. CM. Kz'rkham, b ov'it' 

St. jMai-tJn?, Stade. 

Self-denial ; or, bearing the cross. 

I'f^lDST thoi],dear Jesus,suffer shame, 

JLf And bear the cross for me? 

And shnll I fear to own thy name, 

Or thy disciple be i 



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143, 144 



GRACeS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



145, 146, 14t 



How 



2 Inspire my soul with life divine, 

And make me truly bold ; [shine, 
Let knowledge, faith, and meekne.s 
Nor love nor zeal grow cold. 

3 Let mockers scoff, the world defame, 

And treat me with disdain ; 
Still may I glory in thy name, 
And count reproach my gain. 

4 To thee I cheerfully submit. 

And all my powers resign ; 
Let wisdom point oat what is fit, 
i\nd I'll no more repine. 

Hymn 143. C. M. Wutta's Sermo7is> « 

Barby, Abiitlgo. 

Since 'it 1/ and truth. 

IT ET those who bear the Christian 

^i^ Their holy vows fulfil r [name 

'Ine saints, the f< llowers of the Lamb, 

Are men cf honour still. 

2 True to the solemn o.iths they take, 
The ugh to their hurt they swear. 
Constant and just to all they speak, 
For God and angels hear. 

.': Sti I wiih their lips their hearts agree, 

Nor fiatteri!>g words devise ; 
Tnev know the God cf truth can see 
Through every false disguise. 

4 They hate the appearance of a lie, 
In all the shapes it wears, 
Firm to their truth : and when they die, 
Eternal life is theirs. 



HxMN 144. L M. Watts's Sermons. » 

Leeds, All Saints, Antigua. 

Irufit and conjidence. 
Y soul, surve}' thy happiness, 
.If thou art form'd a child of grace! 
richly is the e:opel storM I 
What joy the promises aiford ! 

2 ''All things are ours ;" the Lnft of God, j i j 
And purchased with ourSaviour's blood, | 
While the good Spirit «hovvs us how i 
To use and to enjoy them too. 

3 If peace and plenty crown my days, 
They help me, Lord, to s[)eak thy praise : | 
If bread of sorrows be my food. 
Those sorrows work my real good. 

4 I would not change my bless"'d estate 
With all that flesh calls rich, or great; 
And while my faith can keep her hold, 
I envy not the sinner's gold. 

5 Father, I wait thy daily will ; 
Thou shalt divide my portion still : 
Grantme,on earth, what seems thee best, 
Tin death and heaven reveal the rest. 



Hymn 145. L. M. 

Green's Hundredth, Islington. 

True lomlom. 
APP Y the man, who finds the grace, 
The blessing of God's chosen race; 
The wisdom coming from above. 
And faith that sweetl/ works by love, 

2 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, 
And all her flowery paths are peace,. 
Wisdom to silver we prefer. 

And gold is dross compar'd with her,, 

3 He finds, who wisdom apprehends, 
A life begun that never ends ; 
The tree of life divine she is, 

Set in the midst of paradise. 

4 Happy the man, who wisdom gains, 
111 whose obedient heart she reigns; 
He owns, and will forever own, 
VVisdom,and Christyand heaven are one. 

Hymn 146. C. M. lVattfs*a Serinon<i. ^ 

Irish, Barby, St. JIartiiis. 
Zeal and fortitude, 
O I believe what JesLS sai h. 
And think the gospel true ? 
L.)rd, make me bold to own my faith. 
And piViCtis'j virtue too. 

2 Suppress my sUume, subdui my fear. 

Arm me with heavenly zeal, 
That I may make thy pov/er appear, 
And works of praise fulfiL 

3 if men shall see my virtue shine. 

And spread my name abroad. 
Thine is the power, the praise is thine. 
My Saviour and my God. 

4 Thus when the saints in glory meet, 
Their lips proclaim thy grace ; 

They cast their honours at thy feet, 
Aiid own their borrow 'd rays. 

Hymn 147. C. M. JVewton. ^ 

Abridge, Mear. 

Zeaiy true and false. 
EAL is that pure and heavenly flame 
Tne fire of live supplies ; 
VViiile iiutt which ofct-n bearo the name, 
Is self, in a disgu se. 

2 True zeal is lae.'citul and mild, 
Ciu pity and rorbear ; 

The false is headstroag fierce and wild; 
And breathes fcvenge ind war. 

3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms, 
He k.iows tiie Wurth of peace; 

But self contLndb for names and forms, 
Its party to increase. 

4 Zeal nas attain'd its higliest aim, 
its end is satisfied. 

If sioners love the Saviour's name ; 
Nor seeks it aught beside. 



148, 149 

5 But self, however well employ 'd, 
Has its own ends in view ; 
And says, as boastiig Jehu cried, 
"Come, see what I can do!" 

Hymn 148. CM. Doddridge. « 

Christmas, Irish. 
ZenI and vigour in the Christian race- 
1 A WAKE,raysoull stretch everjnerve, 
A. And press with vigour on : 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 
And an immortal crown. 

3 A cloud of witnesses around 

Hold thee in full survey : 
Forget the steps already trod, 
And onward urge thy way. 
3 *Tis God's all-animating voice 

That calls thee from on high; 
'Tis his own hand presents the prize 

To thine uplifted eye: — 
4That prize, with peerless glories bright, 
Which shall new lustre boast, 
When victors' wreaths and monarchs' 
gems 
Shall blend in common dust. 



vwwvvw 

THE CHRISTIAN. 
HxMN 149. L. M. Cowfier, ^ 

Portugal, Oporto. 

The Christian. 

1 TTONOUR and happiness unite 
Xa To make the Christian's name a 

praise : 
How fair the scene, how clear the light, 
That fills the remnant of his days. 

2 A kingly character he bears. 

No change his priestly office knows ; 
Unfading is the crown he wears, 
His joys can never reach a close. 

3 Adorned with glory from on high, 
Salvation shines upon his face ; 
His robe is of the ethereal dye. 
His steps are dignity and grace, 

4 Inferior honours he disdains, 

Nor stoops to take applause from earth; 
The King of kings himself maintains 
The expenses of his heavenly birth. 

5 The noblest creatures seen below, 
Ordain'd to fill a throne above; 
God gives him all he can bestow. 
His kingdom of eternal love 1 

6 My soul is ravish'd at the thought I 
Methinks from earth I see him rise ; 
Angels congratulate his lot, 

And shout bim welcome to the skies, 
X 2 



THE CHRISTIAN. 



150, 151, Ibt 
Hymn 150. 8.7. B, Turner. 2Ss. 

Northampton Chapel, Siciliali Hymn. 

Supplicating— Jesus, thou So7i of David, have 
mercy on me. 

1 XESU3! fu.i of A. compassion, 
«l Hear thy humble suppliant's cry ; 
Let me know thy great salvation: 

See! I languish, faint, and die. 

2 Guiltv, but with heart relenting 

Overwhehu'd with helpless grief, 
Prostrate at thy feet repenting. 
Send, O send me quick relief. 

3 On the word thy blood hath sealed 

Hangs my everlasting all; 
Let thy arm be now revealed ; 
Stay, O stay me, lest I fall! 

4 In the world of endles'^. ruin. 

Let it never. Lord, be said, 
'• Here's a soul that perish'd suein.^ 
" For the boasted Saviour's aid!" 
aSav'd! the deed shall spread new glory, . 
Through the shining realms above ! 
Angels sing the pleasing story, 
All enraptur'd with thy love ! 

Hymn 151. CM. Watts^s Sermons.^- 

Tisbury, Carthage. 

The inward witness of Christianitih 
l\lf ITNESS, ye saints, that Christ 
TV is true ; 

Tell how his name imparts 
The life of grace and glory too; 
Ye have it in your hearts. 

2 The heavenly building is begun 

When ye receive the Lord ; 
His hands shall lay the crowning stone, 

And will perform his word. 
3 Your souls are form'd by wisdom's rule.= , 

Your joys and graces shine ; 
Yo 1 neod no learning of the schools. 

To prove your faith divine. 
4 Let heathens scoff, and Jews oppose, 
Let Satan's bolts be huri' i ; [shows 
There's something wrought wi hin you 
That Jesus saves the world. 

Hymn 152. CM.W^tts'sS^rmons.'^ovb 

Bedford, China, Barbj', 
Fit'sh and spirit. 
IT^r^f A I' vain desires and passio-^s- 
f * Attend this mortal clay ! [vain 
Ofi have they pierc'd my soul 'with 
And drawn my heart astray, [pain, 
2H'w have I wander'd from my God, 

And follow'd. sin and sham'^. 
In this vile world of fli'sh and blood 
Defil'd my nobler name ! 

3 Forever blessed be thv grace 

That form 'd' my spirit new, 



153, 154 



THE CHRISTIAN. 



And made it of an hiCaven-born race, 
Thy g;ory to pursue. 

4 My spirit holds perpetual war. 
And wresdes and complains, 
And views the happy moment near 
That shall disS ;ive its chains. 

5 Cheerful in death I close my eyes 
To part with every lust, 
And chi^rge mv flesh, when'er it rise, 
To leave them in the dust. 

Hymn 153. 7s. Cowfier. » 

Bath-Abbey, Condolence. 

Welcoming the cross. 

1 ?fl\iS my happiness below 

X Not to live without the cross ; 
But the Saviour's power to know, 

Sanctif' ing every loss i 
Trials must and will befall; 

But — with Immble faith to see 
Love inscrib'd upon them all, 

This is happiness to me. 

2 God, in Israel, sows the seeds 

Of affliction, piin, and toil; 
These spring up, and choke the weeds 

Which would else o'erspread the 
Trials make the promise sweet; [s il: 

Trials give new life to prayer: 
Trials bring me to his feet^— 

Lay me low and keep me there. 

Hymn 154. 8s. * 

Hampton, Lansbtth. 

Faith fainting, 

flT? Ncompass'd with clouds of distress, 

Jj^ Just ready all hope to resign, 

I pant for the light of thy fdce. 

And fe ir it will never be mine : 
Di^hearten'd with waiting so long, 
I sink at thy feet with my lo (d ; 
All plaintive I pour out n-y song. 
And stretch forth my hands unto God. 

S Shine, Lord ! and my terror shall cease : 

The blood of atonement apply; 
And lead me to Jesus for peace, — 

The rock that is higher than 1 : 
Speak, Saviour ! for swett is thy voice. 

Thy presence is fair to behold ; 
Attend to my sorrows ar-d cries, 

My gro'inings that cannot be told. 
3 Dear Lord, if thy love hath design'd 

No covenant b essing for rac, 
Ah! ttll me how is it I fi'id 

Some pleasure in wait ng for thec.*^ 
Almighty t;o rescue thou art ; 

Thy grace is ray shield and my tower, 
Come, succour and gladden my heart : 

Let this be the day of thy" power. 



155, 156 

m 



Hymn 155. C. M. Williams. 

Hymn Second, Meat". 

D voiion. 
ITy^HiLsrthee I seek, protecting Povv- 
Be my vahi wisnes stiU'd ; [er ! 
And mav this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be fiU'd. 
2Thy love the power of thoughtbestow'd , 
Vq thee my thougiiis would soar : 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flow*d \ 
That mercy I ad;)re. 

3 h\ each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see! 
Each blessing to my soul most dear. 
Because conferr'd by thee. 

4 Ifl every joy that crowns my days, 

In every pain I bear. 
My heart shaU find delight in praise. 
Or seek i*elief in prayer. 

5 When gladness wings my favour'd hour. 

Thy love my thoughts snail fill ; 
Resign*d,when storms of iiorrow lower. 
My soul shall meet thy will. 

6 M\ lifted eye, without a tear, 

The gathering storm shall see ; 
My steadfast heart shall know no fear; 
That heart will rest on thee. 

Hymn 156. L. M. H.K.White. « 

Eaton, Leeds, China. 

The Star of Bet/tlehem. 
1^'^7'HliN marshall'd on the nightly 
y T plain, 

The glittering host bestud the sky ; 
One star alone, of all the train. 
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye. 

2Hark!harkl lo God the chorus breaks, 
From eveiy host, from every gem ; 
But one alone the Saviour speaks. 
It is the star of Bethlehem. 

3 Once on the raging seas I rode, [dark. 

The storm was loud, the night was 
The ocean yawn'd, ar.d rudely biow'd 
'i'he wind that toss'd my foundering 
bark. 

4 Deep horror then my vitals froze, 

D.ath-btruck, 1 ceas'd the tide to 
When suddenly a star arose, [stem : 
It was the star of Bethlehem. 

5 It was my guide, my light, my all. 

It bade my dark forebodings cease ; 

A '-'d through the storm and dimger's 

It led me to the port ot peace, [thrall, 

6 Now ssfely moor'd — my perils o'er, 

I'll sing, first in night's diadem ; 
Forever ahd forevermore, 
The star— the star of Betlilehem, 



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157, 158, 159 
Hy-\i.\ 157 



C. M. Watts's Sermons 

Stade, Abridge. 

Thf h'Jdc.z life of u Christian. 
fi vPPY saal ! that lives on high ; 
\Vh»ie men lie grovelling here ! 
His 11- pt s are hxM ab 've the sky, 

Aad faith forbids his fear. 
2 Hib conscience knows no secret stings, 

While peace and joy combine 
To forir. a l.fe whose holy springs 

Are hidden and divinCo 
3 He waits in secret on his God; 

His God in secret sees : 
Let earth be. all in arms abroad, 
He dweds in heavenly p.ace. 

4 His pleasures rise from things unseen, 

J:i.:;yond tii.s world and time, 
Where neither e\ es nor ears have been, 
>jor thoughts 'jf sinners climb. 

5 He wants no pomp nor royal throne 

To raise his figore here ; 
Content ind pleas'd to live unknown 
Till Christ, his life, appear, 

6 He looks to heaven's eternal hill 

To meet that glorious day ; 
But patient waits his bavicjui-'s will 
To fetch his soul away. 

Hymn 158 7s, Cowfier. » 

Hotham, Bath-Abbey. 

Te}nlitedjnitfijing to Christ the refuge. 

1 XESUS, lovcr of my soul, 
«l Let me to thy bosom fly, 
While the raging biU)WS roll, — 

While the tempest still is liigh ! 
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide. 

Till the storm of life is past; 
Safe into XX\? haven guide ; 

O, receive my soul at I ist. 

2 Other refuge have I none, — 

Hangs my hi Ipless soul on thee ; 
Leave, ah; l^ave me not iiione, 

Stili support and comfort me: 
Ail my trust on thee is stay'd, 

Ail my help from thee 1 bring: 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of thy wing. 

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want; 

All in all in thee I fi'id! 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint. 

Heal I he sick, and lead the blind. 
Just and holy is thy name, 

I am all unrighteousness. 
Vile and f u 1 of sin I am. 

Thou art full nf truth and grace. 
Hymn 159. CM. S'eele.bov2^ 

Dorset, Windsor, St. Anns. 
Wrdking in darkness, and trusthiff in God. 
l]-|.KAR,gracious God, my humble ruvian, 
To thee 1 breathe my sighs : 



THE CHRISTIAN. 



160, 16 it 



When will the mournful night be gi)ne? 
And when my joys arise .^ 

2My God — () could I make the claim-— 
My Father and my friend, 
And call thee mine, by every name 
On which thy saints depend! 

3 By every name of power and love, 

1 wuuld thy grace entreat : 
Nor s-.ould my humble hopes remove, 
Nor leave thy sacred seat. 

4 Yet though inj soul in darkness mourns, 

Thy -vord is all my sia ; 
Here I would rest til; light returns. 
Thy presence makes my day. 

Hymn 160 CM. A'.'won. b ir ^ 

St. Davids, Dandee, York. 

that I were us in month'i pant. 

\ O WEE! was the tiaie, when first I felt 

O -The Savijur's pardoning biood 

Appiy'd to cleanse my soulfro.-n guilt, 

And bring me home to God. 

2 Soon as the morn ths light reveal'd. 
His prai'.es tun'd my tongue; 
And wheti thee veiling shades (jrevail'd 
His lave was all my song. 

2 In vain the ttmpter spreads his wiles; 
The world no more ecu id charm ; 
I liv'd upon my Saviour's smiles. 
And lean'd upon his arm. 
4ln praver my soul drew near the Lord, 

And saw his glory shine ; 
And when I read his holy word, 
I call'd each promise mine. 
5N0W, when the evening shade prevails, 
My soul in darkness mourns ; 
And when the morn the light reveals, 
No light to me returns. 

6 My prayers are now a chattering noise. 
Fir Je^us hides his face; 
I read, the promise m ets my ej'^es, 
But will not reach my case. 
TNow Satan threatens to prevail. 
And make my sival his prey ; 
Yet, Lord, thy mercies caanjt fail, 
O come without delay. 

Hymn 161. C. M. Steele. «B 

Charmouth, Canterbury, Bedford. 

Troubl'-d, but making God a refuge, 

1 yi| (i\R Refuge of my weary s'ul, 
Jl* On tnee, whei sorr;)ws rise, 

Oi thee, waen waves of trouble roll, 
My ftin'dig hope relies, 

2 To tiiee I tell each rising grief, 

For thou alone canst heal; 
Thy word can bring a sweet relief 
For every pain 1 feel. 



162, 163 

3 But O ! when gloomy doubts prevail. 

I fear to call thee mine ; 
The springs of comfort seem to fail. 
And all my hopes clecrme. 

4 Yet gracious God, where shall I flee ? 

Thou art my only trust ; 
And still my soul would cleave to thet , 
Though prostrate in the dust. 

Hymn 162. 8. 7. 4. Fmvci'tt. * 

Tamworth, Littleton. 

Cast down, yH hojiing in God. 

1 ^"k MY soul, what means this sadness ? 
\.T VVherefore art thou thus cast down? 

Let thy griefs be turn'd to gladness, 
Bid thy restless fears be gone ; 
Look to Jesu?, 
And rejoice in his dear name. 

2 What though Satan's strong temptation? 
V Vex and grieve thee day by day, 
And thy sinful inclinations 

Often fill tliee with dismay; 
Thou shalt conquer, 
Through the Lamb's redeeming blood. 

3 Though Xen thousand ills beset thee, 

From without and from within ; 
Jesus paith, he"")! ne''er forget tliee, 

But will save from hell and sin: 
He is faithful 
To perform his gracious word. 

4 Thoi]gli distresses now attend thee, 

And^ thou tread'st the thorny road ; 
His riglit haud shall still defend thee ; 

Soon he'll bring thee home to God! 
Therefore praise him, 
Praise the great Redeemer's name. 

Hymn 163. L. M. Mwton. * 

Portugal, Dunstan, Bath. 

p>'ai/er answered bii CJ'Ossfs. 

1 1" ASK'D the Lord that I might grow 

I In faith, and love, and every grace; 

Might more of his salvation know, 

And seek, more earnestly, his face. 

2 'Tvvas he who taught me thus to pray, 
And he, I trust, has answer'd prayer; 
But it has been in such a way 

As ahuost drove me to despair. 

3 I hopM that in some favoured hour 
At once he'd ansv/er my request, 
And by his love's constraining; power 
Subdue my sin?, and give me rest. 

4- Instead of this, he made me feel 
The hidden evils of ray heart. 
And let the angry powers of hell 
Assault my soul in every part. 

5 Yea, more, with his own hand he seem'd 
Intent to aggravate my wo j 



TFIE CHRISTIAN. 



164, 165 



Cross'd all the fair designs I sehem'd, 
Blasted my gourds, and laid me low. 

6 " Lord, why is this ?" I trembling cried, 
" Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death ?" 
" ' Tis in this way," the Lord replied, 
*' I answer prayer for grace and faith ; 

7 '•'• These inward trials I employ, 
'VFrom self and pride to set thee free . 
'^ And break thy schemes of earthly joy 
'' That thou may'st seek thy all in me.'»- 



Hymn 161. L. M. lVafts*.9 Sermons. ^ 

Dunstan, Rothwell, Wells. 
</ Chris fian^ {''eu.nira. — All things. 

1 ilJOW vast the treasure we possess ! 
BTIHow rich thy bounty,King of grace. 

This world is ours, and worlds to come ! 
Earth is our lodge, and heaven our home. 

2 Paul is our teacher; while he speaks. 
The shadows flee, the morning breaks, 
His words like beams of knowledge shine 
And fill our souls with light divine. 

3 Cephas is ours : he makes us feel 
The kindlings of celestial zeal: 
While sweet Apollos' charming voice 
Gives us a taste of heavenly joys, 

4 The springing corn, the stately wood, 
Grow to provide us house and food, 
Fire, air, earth, water, join their force, 
All nature serves tis in her course. 

5 The sun rolls round to make our day,. 
The moon directs our nightly Avay ; 
W^hile angels bear us in their arras, 
And shield us from ten thousand harms. 

6 O glorious portion of the saints ! 
Let faith suppress our sore complaints ; 
And tune our hearts and tongues to sing 
Our bounteous God, our sovereign King. 

Hymn 165. CM IVatts^s Lyrics. » 

Barby, Yoi-k. 

The com/iarison and com/ilamt. 
IXNFINITE Power, eternal Lord, 
JL How sovereign is thy hand I 
All nature rose t' obey thy word, 
And moves at thy command. 

2 With steady course thy shining sun 

Keeps his appointed way : 
And all the hours obedient run 
The ci'xle of the day. 

3 But, ah' how wide my spirit flies. 

And wanders from her God! 
My sou! forgets the heavenly prize,.. 
And treids the downward road. 

4 Great God. create my soul anew. 

Conform my heart to thine, 
Melt down my will, and let it flow. 
And take the mould divine. 



166, 167^ 168 



THE CHRISTIAN. 



169, no 



'W 



5 Then shall my feet no more depart, 

Nc;r wandering senses rove ; 
Devotion shall be all my heart, 
And all my passions love. 
HxMxV 166. L. M. Cow/ier. « 

Eaton, Rothvvell. 

Return of j'jy. 
'HEN darkness long has veil'd my 
mind, 

And smiling day once more appears ; 
Then, ray Redeemer I then I find 
The folly of my doubts and fears. 

2 I chide my unbelievin°r heart ; 
And blush that I should ever be 
Thus prone to act so base a part, 
Or harbour one hard thought of thee. 

3 O, let me then, at length, be taught 
(What I am still so slow to learn,) 
That God is love, and changes not. 
Nor knows the .shadow of a turn. 

4 Sweet truth, and easy to repeat ; 
But when my faith is sharply tried, 
I find m^'self a learner yet. 
Unskilful, weak, and apt to s!ide. 

5 But, O my Lord, one look from thee 
Subdues the disobedient will ; 
Drives doubt and discontent away, 
And thy rebe'liou? worm is still. 

6 Thou art as ready to forgive, 
As I am ready to repine ; 

Thou therefore all the praise receive ; 
Be shame and self-abhorrence mine. 

Hymn 167. C. M. Mrs. Steele. ^ 

Carthage, Hyma Second. 

7'///= niijireme good, 
IT X /"HEN fancy spreads her boldest 
Vy And war.dersuaconfin'd [wings, 
Amid the unbounded scene of things. 
Which entertain the mind: 

2 In vain we trace creation o'er. 

In search of sacred rest ; 
The whi»le creation is too poor, 
Too mean to m?ke us blest. 

3 In vain would this low world employ 

Each flattering specious wile ; 
There's nought can yield a real joy, 
But our Creator's smile. 

4 Let earth and all her charms depart, 

Unworthy of the mind ; 
In God alcne thi.>. restless heart 
An equal bliss can find. 

Hymn 168. L. M. Scott. % 

Queicj-, Carthag'e, Psalm 97th. 

IJbfrAj ;/' conscience. 
1 A BSURD and vain attempt! to bind, 
XJLVVith iron chains,the free-born mind; i 



To force conviction, and reclaim 
The wandering by destructive flame. 

2 Bold arrogance, to snatch from Heavea 
Dominion not to mortals given ! 
O^er conscience to usurp the throne, 
Accountable to God alone. 

3 Jesus, thy gentle law of love 
Does no such cruelties approve ; 
Mild as thyself, thy doctrine wields 
No arms, but what persuasion yields. 

4 ^y proofs divine, and reasons strong^ 
It draws the willing soul along; 
And conquests to thy church acquires. 
By eloquence which Heaven inspires. 

Hymn 169, L- M. .Ytio-.n « 

Blendoiij Pialm 97th, Castlc-Slreet. 

Man by namre, grace and glory. 

1 T ORD, what is man I extremes 
ii how wide 

In this mysterious nature join ! 

The flesh, to worms and dust allied, 

The soul immortal and divine ! 

2 Divine at first, a holy flame, 

Kindled by the Almighty's breath ; 

Till, ^tain'(l by sin, it s on became 

The seatof darkness,strife,and death. 

3 But Jesus, O ' amazing grace ! 

Assum'd our nature as his own, 
ObeyM and suffer'd in our pl^ce. 
Then took it with him to his throne. 

4 Now what is man, when grace reveals 

The virtue of a Saviour's blood ? 
\gain a life divine he feels. 
Despises earlh,and walks with God. 

5 And what in yonder realms above. 

Is ransom 'd man ordain 'd to be f 
With honour, holiness, and love. 
No seraph more adorn'd than he. 

6 Nearest the throne, and first in song, 

Man shall his halL-iujaas raise; 
Vhile wondering ange s round him 
th-ong, 
x\nd swell the chorus of his praise. 

Hymn 170. L, M. BarhauUl. ^ 

Traro, Sboel, 97th Psalm. 
The Christian wa-f^'e. 

1 A WAKE, ray soul! lift np thine eyes; 
XjL See where thy foes against thee rise 
In long array, a numerous host; 
Awake, my soul I or thou art k)st. 

2 See where rebellious passions rage, 
And fierce de'^ires and lusts engage ; 
The meanest foe of all the train 
Has thousi',!'..ip and ten thousands slain. 

^ PhTU tread\st upon enchanted ground ; 
Perils and snares beset thee round ; 



171, 172 



WORSHIP. 



173, 174, 175 



Beware of all ; guard every part ; 
But most, the traitor in thy heart. 

4 Come then, my soul I now learn to wield 
The weight of thine immortal shield ; 
Put on the armour from above 

Of heavenly truth, and heavenly love. 

5 The terror and the charm repel, 
And powers of earth, and powers of hell; 
The man of Calvary triumphed here : 
"Why should his faithful followers fear ? 

Hymn 171. CM. Barbauld. X 

Hymn 2d, Barby, Abridge. 

The Christia7i pilgn?7i. 

1 4^UK country is Immanuers ground, 

\y We seek that promis'd soil: 

The songs of Siun cheer our her.rts, 

While strangers here we toil 

2 0ft do our eyes with joy o'erfiow, 

And oft are bath'd ia'te^irs; 
Yet nought but heaven our hopes can 
And nought but sin our fears- [raisf, 

3 Our powers art* oft dissoiv'd away 

In ecstasies of i ove ; 
And -while our bodies wander here, 
Our souls are iix'd above. 

4 We purge our nriortal dross away, 

Refining as we run ; 
But while we die to e:%rth and sense, 
Our heaven is here be^u. 

WORSHIP. 
Hymn 172. L. M. Pres. Davies. » 

Bath, Angels Hymn. 

Privaf.-' ivornhi{i- — -SV If excnnination. 
l^'By^rilAT strange perplexities arise ; 
f ▼ What anxious fears and jealousies! 

What crowds in doubful light appear ! 

How few, alas! approv'd and clear I 

2 And what am I ? — My soul, awake, 
And an impartial survey t^ike : 
Does no dark sign, no ground of fear. 
In practice or in heart appear? 

3 What image does my spirit befir.^ 
Is Jesus form''d and living there? 
Say, do his lineaments divine 
In thought, and word, and action shine ? 

4 Searcher of hearts, O search me still ; 
The secrets of my soul reveal ; 
My fears remove : let me appear 
To God, and my own conscience, clear. 

5 Scatter the clouds, which o^er my head 
Thick glooms of dubious terror spread ; 
Lead me into celestial day. 

And, to myself, myself display. 

6 May I at that blest world arrive, [live, 
Where Christ through all my soul shall 



And give i^W proof that he is there, 
Without one gloomy doubt or fear. 

Hymn 173. L. M. Doddridge. iSL 
Portugal, Castle Street. 
Pamily wo fihi/i. 

1 RATHER of all, thy care we bless, 
JT W^hich crowns our families with 

peace ; 
From thee they spring, and by thy hand 
They have been, and are still sustain'd. 

2 To God, most worthy to be prais'd, 
Be our domestic altars raisM ; ' 
Who,Lord of heaven,scorns not to dwell 
With saints in their obscurest cell, 

3 To thee may each united house, 
Morning and night, present its vows ; 
Our servants there, and rising race. 
Be taught thy precepts, and thy grace. 

4 may each future age proclaim 
The honours of thy glorious name ! 
While pltas'd and thankful we remove, 
To join the family above. 

Hymn 17'4. C. M. Doddridge. * 

Arlington, York, Hymn 2d. 
Christ^s condescending regard to little children. 

I Q EE Isi-^e.'s get lit^ Shepherd stand, . 
^ With all-eng.sging charms ; 
Hark! how he calls the tc.ider lambs, 
And tolds them in his arms ! 

2 *' Permit tbem to approach,'* he cries, 

"Nor scorn their humble name; 
*' For 'twas to bless such sdlils as these, 
"The Lod of angels came." 

3 We bring them, Lord, bj fervent prayer, 

Ad yield them up to thee; 
Joyful that we ourseives are thine. 
Thine let cur ofFspiing be! 

4 If orphans they are left behind, 

Thv guardini care we trust; 
That care shall heal our b'eeding hearts, 
If weeping o'er their dust. 

Hymn 175. 148th. B, Francis, SR 

•Triumph, Portsmouth. 

On ofifmng a filace of luorshifi. 

1 j^ KEA'r Kaig of glory, come, 
\W And with thy favour crown 
This temple as thy dome. 
This people as thy own : 

Beneath this roof, O deign to show 
How God can dwell with men below ! 

2 Here may thine ears attend 
Our interceding cries. 

And grateful praise ascend, 
All fragrant, to the skies. 
Here may thy word melodious sound, 
And spread celestial joys around \ 



^76, 177, 178 



PUBLIC WORSHIP....LORD'S DAY. 



179, 180 



3 Here may the attentive throng 
Imliibe thy truth and love. 
And converts join the song 
Of seraphim above. 

And willing crowds surround thy board, 
With sacred joy and sweet accord ! 

4 Here, may our unborn sons 
And daughters sound thy praise, 
And shine, like polish'd stones 
Through Jong succeeding days,; 

Here, Lord, display tuy saving power, 
While temples stand, and men adore. 

Hymn 176. L. M. Doddridge. 2SL 

Gloucester, Oporto, Newcourt. 
On ofienin^ a place of ivorshifi. 
2^ REAT God, thy watchful care we 
\J bless, 

"Which guards our synagogues in peace ; 
Nor dare tumultuous foes invade. 
To fill our worshippers with dread. 

2 These walls we to thy honour raise ; 
Long may they echo to thy praise ; 
And thou, descending, fill the place 
With choicest tokens of thy grace. 

3 Here let the great Redeemer reign 
With all the graces of his train ; 
While power divine his word attends. 
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends. 

4 And in the great decisive day. 
When God the nations shall survey. 
May it before the world appear. 
That crowds were born to glory here. 

HxMN 177. S. M. 5. Stennett. ^ 

St. Thomas, Felham. 
The fdeasures of social worship. 

1 JlfOW charming is the place, 
JjL Where my Redeemer God 

Unveils the beauties of his face, 
And sheds his love abroad ) 

2 To him their prayers and cries 
Each humble soul presents: 

He listens to their broken sighs. 
And grants them all their wants. 

3 To them his sovereign will 
He graciously imparts; 

And in return accepts, with smiles, 
The tribute of their hearts. 

4 Give me, () Lord, a place 

Within thy blest abode, 
Among the children of thy grace, 
The servants of my God. 

Hymn 178. S. M. Watts^s Lyrics. ^ 

Hopkins, VTatchman. 

Forrn>i -vuin withoul: religion. 
1 A LMIGHTY Maker, God ! 
i*_ How wondrous is thy name! 



Thy glories how diffused abroad 
Through the cieation^'s frame ! 

2 Nature, in every dress. 
Her humble homage pays. 

And finds a thousand ways t' express 
Thine undissembled praise. 

3 My soul would rise and sing 
To her Creator too; 

Fain would my tongue adore my King, 
And pay the worship due. 

4 Create my soul anew, 
EKe all my worship's vain, 

This wretched heart will ne'er be true, 
Until 'lis form'd again. 

5 Let joy and worship spend 
The remnant of my days, 

And to my God my soul ascend, 
In sweet perfumes of praise. 

Hymn 179. L. M. JVat(.'>s Sennons. jg 

Hymn Second, Mear. 
Appearance before God here and hereafter. 
1 VtrirllLEI ambanish'd from thy house 
^^ I a\our!> in secret. Lord ; 
When shall I come and pay my vows, 
And hear thy holy word. 

2 So while I dvvcil in bonis of clay. 
My weary soul shall groan ; 
When shall I wing my heavenly way, 
Axl stand before tiiy tnrone. 
31 love to see my Lord below, 
His church displays his grace ; 
But upper worlds his glory show. 

And view him face to face. 
4 1 love to worship at his feet, 
Though sin attack me there. 
But saints exidti^d near his seat. 
Have no assuaUs to fear. 

5 I'm pleas'd to meet him in his court. 

And taste his heavenly love; 
But still I think his visits short. 
Or I too soon remove. 

6 He shines, and I am all dehght; 

He hides, and all is pain ; 
When will he fix me in his sight. 
And ne'er depart again ? 

Hymn 180. L. M. J. SteJinett, • 

<Evcning Hymn, Quercy. 

Thr Sabbath. 

1 A NOTHER six days' work is done, 
J\. Another sabbath is begun ; ' 
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, 
Improve the day that God hath blest. 

20 that our thoughts and thanks may rise. 
As grateful incense to the skies ; 
And draw from heaven that sweel repose 
Which none but he that feels it ktio^ws. 



181, 152 



WORSHIP. 



183, 184, 185 



3 This heavenly calm within the breast, 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, 
Which for the church of God remains, 
The end of cares, the end of pains. 

4 With joy, great God, thy works we view. 
In various scenes both old and new. 
With praise, we think on mercies past ; 
With hope, we future pleasures taste. 

5 In holy duties let Hie day 
In holy pleasures pass away ; 

How sweet a sabbath thus to spend. 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end. 

Hymn 181. CM. Brow?i. f^ 

Baiby, Mtar, York. 

A hymn for the evenin}; of the LorrPs riay. 

ITj^KEQUENT '\\t day of God returns, 

JL I'o stied its quickenirg btarris . 

And yet how slow devf tion burns ; 

How languid are its flames! 

2 Accept ^u^ faint attempts to love, 
Our frailties, Lord, forgivt' ; 
V\'e Wi.uki be like thy saints above, 
And praise thee while we live. 

o Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope, 
And fit us to ascend. 
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up. 
The sabbath ne*er shall end ; 

4 Where we shall breathe in heavenly air. 

With heavenly lustre shine ; 
Before the throne of God appear, 
And feast on love divine. 

Hymn 182. CM. Barbauld & 

Cluistmas, Dundee, St. Davids. 

The Lord' 8-day morning. 
GAIN the Lord of life and light 
Awakes the kindling ray ; 
Unseals the eveijds of the morn, 
And pours increasing day. 

2 what a night was tha?- which wrapt 
T'lie heathen world i.) gloom ! 
O what a sun which brcke, this day. 
Triumphant from the tomb 

5 This day be griit ful homage paid, 

And loud hosann js sung ; 
Let gladness dweil in every heart. 
And praise on every tongue. 

4 Ter. thousand f •ifFerinp- lips shall i«in 

To hnil tliis we come morn; 
Which scattf rsblfssiiigsf'- m its win^^s 
To nations yet unborn, 

5 Jesus, the friend of haman kind, 

V'as crucified and slaiu! — 
BehoM the tomb its prey restores ' 
Behold he lives again! 

6And while his conqueringf chariot wheels 
Ascend the lofty skies, 



Broken beneath his powerful cross, 
Death's iron sceptre hes. 

Hymn 183. L. M. Doddridge. «f 

Antigua, "Winchester. 
For the close of fmbiic iv or a hip, 
irilHlNE earthly sabbaths, Lord, we 
JL love ; 

But there's a nobler rest above ; 
To that our longing souls aspire. 
With cheerful hope, and strong desire. 

2 No more fatigue, no more distress. 
Nor sin nor death shall reach the place; 
No groans shall mingle with the songs. 
Which dwell upon imrcortal tongues. 

3 No rude alarms of angry foes ; 

No cares to brf ak the long repose ; 
No midnight shade, no clouded sun, 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

4 long expected day, begin; 
DaM'u on thtse realms of pain and sin ; 
With joy we'll tread th' appointed road. 
And sleep in death to rest with God. 

Hymn 184. L. M. Co-tvper. « 

Quei'cy, China, Bath. 

Kxhi^rU'ition t<} /I'-ayev. 

1"^^7HAT various hindrances we meet 

?T In coming to a mercy seat! 
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer, 
But wishes to be often there? 

2 Prayer makes the darkened cloud 

withdraw, 
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, 
Gives exercise to faith and love. 
Brings every blessing from above. 

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ; 
Prayer makes the Christian's armour 

bright : 
And Satan trembles when he sees 
The weakest saint upon his knees.' 

4 While Moses stood with arms spread 
Success was found on Israel's side[wide. 
But when through weariness they fail'd, 
J hat moment Amalek prevaiPd. 

5 Have you no words! Ah, think again, 
Words flow apace vi'hen you com{)lain, 
And fill your fellow-creature's ear 
V^'ith the sad tale of all your care. 

6- Were half the breath thus vainly spent 
To heaven in supplication sent; 
Your cheerful songs would oftener be, 
*^Hear what the Lord has done for me!" 

Hv.-viN 185. CM. R Jones. bor« 

VTindsor, Abridge. 
The successful resolve— I iv'Il go in unto the King. 
liT^ OMK, humble tihnri, : whrse breast 
A thous^nO! thoughts revolve ; 



186, 187, 188 



Come, with your guilt and fear opprest, 
And make this last resolve ! 

2 "I'll go to Jesus, thousjli my sin 
"H.th like a mountain rose; 
•» I know his courts, I'll en^ter in, 
** Whatever may oppose. 

•* Vl\ to the gracious King approach, 

" vVhose sceptre pardon gives ; 

'*Perha;)she may command my touch, 

** Aiid then the suppliant lives. 

4 "Perhaps he will admit my plea, 

"Perhaps will hear my prayer; 
••But if I perish, I will pray, 
*' And perish only there. 

5 •• I can but pei-ish if I go ; 
** I am resolv'd to try ; 
••For, if I stay away, I know 
•* I must forever die. 

Hymn 186. L. M. (j 

Aimley, Quercy. 

Parap.hrase of the Lord's /irayer, 

1 "pATHER, ador'd in worlds above ! 
Jl Thy glorious name be hallow'd still; 

Thy kingdom come with power and love, 
And earth like heaven obey thy will. 

2 Lord! make our daily wants thy care: 
Forgive the sins which we forsake : 
And let us in thy kindness share, 
As feliow-men of ours partake. 

3 Evils beset u^ every hour ! 
Thy kind protection we implore : 
Thine is the kingdom, thine the pOw^er ; 
Be thine the glory evermore I 

Hymn 187. 8. 7. 4. Jay. ^ 

Helmsley, Tamwoith. 
^i blessing requested. 
14^0MK, thou soul-transforming Spirit, 
\J Bless the sower and the teed ; 
Let each heart thy gracR inherit, 
Raise the weak, the hungry feed ; 
From the Gospel 
Now supply thy people's need, 
2 may all enjoy the blessing, 
Which thy word's design 'd to give ; 
Let us all, thy love possessing, 

Joyfully the truth receive; 
And forever 

To thy praise and glory Kve. 
Hymn 188. H. M. Tofilady. 

Tiiamph, Portsmouth. 
Jubilee. 

1 T>LOW ye the trumpet, blow 
JLf The gladly solemn souiid ! 
Let all the nations know, 
To earth's retaotest bound, 
Thf year of jubilee ja'^coaie, 
Return, ye ransom'd siraiers, home. 

Y 



BEFORE AND AFTER SERMON. 
2 



189, 190 



JHE 



4 



Exalt the Lamb of God, 
The sin-dtoning Lamb; 
Kedemption by his blood 
Through all the world proclaim : 
The year, &;c. 

Ye who have sold for naught. 
The heritage above ; 
Come take it back unbought. 
The gift of Jesus' love : 
The year, 8cc. 

Ye slaves of sin and hell, 



Your liberty receive ; 
And safe in Jesus dwell. 
And blest in J"sus live ; 
The year, &c. 

The gospel trumpet hear, 
Tne news of pardoning grace; 
Ye happy souls, draw near, 
Behold your Saviour's face : 
The year, 6cc. 

6 Jesus, our great High Priest^ 
Hasi full atonement made ; 
Ye weary spirits, rest ; 
Ye mourning souls, be glad : 
The year of jubilee is come. 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

Hymn 189. L. M. Doddridge, U. 

Green's Hundredth, Fountain. 

Ezekiel's vision ej' the dry bones. 
1 T OOK down,0 Lord, with pitying eye; 
XJ See Adam's race in ruin lie; 
Sin spreads its trophies o'er th« ground, 
And scatters slaughted heaps around. 

2 And can these mould'ring corpses live ? 
And can these perish'd bones revive ? 
That, mighty God, to thee is known, 
That wondrous work is all thy own. 

3 Thy ministers are sent in vain 
To prophesy upon the slain ; 

In vain they call, in vain they cry*^ 
Till thine Almighty aid is nigh. 

4 But if thy Spirit deign to breathe, 
Life spreads thro' all the realms of death; 
Dry bones obey thy powerful voice ; 
They move, they waken, they rejoice. 

5 So, when thy trumpet's awful sound 
Shall shake the heavens, and rend the 

ground, 
Dead saints shall from their tombs arise, 
And spring to life bfeyond the skies. 

Hymn 190. C. M. Cowfier. gg 

Abridge, Parma. 

/'> light and gl.ry of God's word, 
l\?t^HAr glory gildi the sacred page ! 

xvlajeslio ?ike the sut, 

It gives H sight to every age^ 

It gives, uuu borrows none. 



ir51,192 



.2 His hand that gave it, still supplies 
His gracious light and heat ; 
His truciis upon the nations rise, 
They rise, but never set. 

3 Let everlasiirtg thanks be thine 

For such a bright display, 
As makes a world of darkness shine 
With beams of heavenly day. 

4 My soul rejoices to pursue 

The paths of iruth and love ; 
Till glory breaks upon my view 
In brighter worlds above. 



THE CHURCH. 
4 



193, 194, 193. 



Doddridg(i. 



m 



Hymn 191. H M. 

Bethesda, Trhimiih 
fruitful shvri^ers, emblems of the effects of the gospel 
\ 1^L/1 AKK the soft- falling snow, 
-LtJL And the descending rain! 
To heaven, from whence it fell, 
It turns not back again; 



But waters earth 
Thro' every pore 



And calls forth all 
Her secret store. 



ArrayM in beauteous green 
The hills and valleys shine. 
And man and beast ,are fed 
By providence divine 



The copi. us seed 
Of future years. 



The harvest bows 
Jts golden ears 
3 So, salth the God of grace, 
My gospel shall descend, 
Almighty to effect 
The purpose I intend i 



Millions ef souls 
Shall feel its power. 



And bear it down 
To millions more 



^ 



Hymn 192. 6. 4. 

>Bermondsey, Hymn to the Trinity- 
Worthy the Lamb. 

CI LORY to God on high ! 
^ Let earth and skies reply, 
Praise ye his name : 
His love and grace adore, 
Who all our sorrows bure; 
Sing aloud evermore, 
Worthy the Lamb. 

3esus, our Lord and God, 
Bore sin's tremendous lead. 

Praise ye his name : 
Tell what his arm hath done. 
What spoils from death he won : 
Sing his great name alone; 

'Worthy ths Lamb. 
While they around the throne 
Cheerfully join in one 

Praising his name ; 
Those who have felt his blood 
Sealing tkeir peace with God, 
55ound his dear fame abroad, 

Worthy the Lamb. 



Join, all ye ransom'd race. 
Our holy Lord to bless ; 

Praise ye his name: 
In him we will rejoice. 
And make a joyful noi-se, 
Shouting with heart and voice. 

Worthy the Lamb, 

Hymn 193. 7s. 28S 

Hotham, Condolence. 

Jfier S€r7non. 

1 fT^HANKS for mercies past, receive ; 

JL Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us, henceforth, how to live, 
With eternity in view. 

2 Bless thy word to old and young; 
Grant us. Lord, thj peace and love; 
And^ when life's short race is run, 
Take us to thy house above. 

THE CHURCH. 
Hymn 194. L. M. O.nvfier. ^ 

Blendon, Green's Hundredth, Castle Street. 

Gf)d the defence of Zion. 

lis birds their infant brood protect, 

jTjL And spread their wings to shelter 

Thus saith the Lord to his elect, [them, 

" So will 1 g^uard Jerusalem." 

2 And what then is Jerusalem, 
This object of his tender care? 
Where is its worth in God's esteem ? 
Who built it?— Who inhabits there? 

3 Jehovah founded it in blood, 

1 he blood of his incarnate Son ; 
There dwell the saints,once foes to God, 
The sinners whom he calls his own. 

4 There, though besjeg'd on every side, 
Yet much feelov'd, and guarded well ; 
From age to age they have defy'd 
I'he utmost force of earth and hell. 

5 Let earth repent, and hell despair. 
This oity has a sure defence ; 

Her name is call'd, " The Lord is 

THERE ;" 

And who has power to drive them hence? 
Hymn 195. S. M. Dnvight, » 

Shirlaiid, Hopkins, Watchman. 

Lox^e to the church. 

1 X LOVE thy kingdom. Lord, 
JL The house of thine abode. 

The church our bless'd Redeemer sav'4 
Wiih his own precious blood. 

2 I love thy church, O Gcd ! 
Her walls before thee stand, 

Dear as the apple of thine eye,* 
And graven on thy hand. 



196, 197 



THE CHURCH. 



19^ 



3 If e*er to bless thy sons 
M/ voice or hands deny, 

These hands let useful skill forsake, 
rhis voice in silence die. 

4 If e'er my heart forget 
Her welfare or her wo, 

Let every joy this heart forsake. 
And every grief o'erflow. 

5 For her my tears shall fall ; 
F')r her my prayers ascend ; 

To her my cares and toils be given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

6 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly ways, 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

7 Jesus, thou Friend divins, 

. Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand from every snare and foe, 
Shall great deliverance bring. 

8 Sure as thy truth shall last. 
To Zion shall be given 

The brightest glories earth can yield. 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 

Hymn 196. C. M. Doddridge, jgg 

St. Mavlins, Irish, Mear. 

jJsking the luay to Sion» 
NQUIRE, ye pili^rims, lor the way 
Tnat leads to Sion's hill. 
And thither set your steady face, 
With a determin'd will. 

2 Invite the strangers all around 

Ynur pious march to join; 
And spread the sentiments you feel 
Of faith and love divine. 

3 O comp, and to his temple haste, 

And seek riis favour there ; 
Before his footstool humbly bow, 
And pour your fervent prayer. 

' 4 O come, and join your souls to God 
In everlasiiag bands ; 
Accept the blessings he bestows. 
With thankful hearts and hands. 



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H¥MN 197. L. M. ^'teele. 

Eaton, Rothwe!!, Queicy. 

To ivhom shall rve go, but unto thee? or, life 

and safety in Christ alone, 

irr^KOU only Sovereign o? mj' heart, 
.Ml My refuge, my Almighty friend ; 
And can my ,soul from thee depart, 
On whom alone my hopes depend? 

2 Whither, ah ! Avhither shall I go, 
A wretched wanderer from my Lord ? 
Can this dark world of. sin and wo 
4)ne glimpse of happiness afford ? 



3 Eternal life thy words impart. 
On thee my fainting spirit lives : 
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart 
Than all the round of nature gives, 

4 Let earth's alluring joys combine. 
While thou art near, in vain they call; 
One smile, one blissful smile of thine. 
My dearest Lord, outweighs them all. 

5 Thy name my inmost powers adore, 
Thou art ray life, my joy, my care ; 
Depart from thee ? 'tisdeath— 'tis more, 
^ris endless ruin, deep despair. 

6 Low at thy feet my soul would lie, 
Here safety dwells, and peace divin© : 
Still let me live beneath thine eye, 
For life, eternal life is thine. 

Hymn 198. 8.7. Altered by Dr. 

Rytand. * 

Sicilian Hymn, Love Divine. 

Prayer for a revival. 

1 OAVIOUR, visit thy plantation; 
k5 Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain ! 

All will come to desolation, 
Unless tliou return again. 

2 Keep no longer at a distance^ 

Shine upon us from on high, 
Lest, for want of thine as^-xtmce. 
Every plant should droop and die. 

3 SiirelVy once thy garden tinurish'd, 

Every part look'd gay and green ; 
Then thy word our spirits noiirish'd, 
Happy seasons we iiave seen ! 

4 [But a drought has since succeeded ; 

And a sad decline we see; 
Lord, thy help is greatly needed. 
Help can only come from thee. 

5 Where are those we counted leader*^, 

Fill'd with zeal, and love, and truth ? 
Old professors, tall as cedars, 
Bright examples to our youth! 

6 Some, in whom we once dehghted. 

We shall meet no more below ! 
Some, alas ! we fear are blighted. 

Scarce a single leaf they show! 
7Younger plants — the sight how pleasant," 

Cover'd thick with blossoms stood ; 
But they cause us grief at present, 

Frosts have nipp'd them in the bad.] 

8 Dearest Saviour, hasten hither. 

Thou canst make them bloom again; 
O! permit them not to wither, 
Let not all our hopes be vain. 

9 Let our mutual love be fervent, 

Make us prevaleat in prayers: 
Let each one, esteemed thy servant, 
Shun the world's bewitching snares. 



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203, 204 



10 Break the tempter's fatal power, 

Turii the stcjtiey he irt to flesh; 
And begiii from this blest hour 
To revive tay work afresh. 

Hymn 199. L. M. Bumha'n. » 

All Saints, Wells, Portugal, 
At a church meeting befirre experiences^ 

1 IVfOW we are met in holy fear 
J.^ To hear the happy saints declare 
The free compassions of a God, 

The virtues of a Saviour's blood. 

2 Jesus, assist them now to tell 
What they have felt, and 7zow do feel ; 
O Saviour, help them to express 
'I'he wonders of triumphant grace. 

3 While to the church they freely own 
What for their souls theLord hath done, 
We join to praise eternal lore, 
Aud heighten all the joys above. 

Hymit 200. C. M. Burnham. ^ 

Mear, Irish, Exeter. 

Aficr rxjurtences. 
.EAR Saviour, we rejoice to hear 

' When sinners humbly tell 

How thou art art pleasM to save from ein. 
From sorrow, death and hell. 

2 Lord, we unite to praise thj aame 

For grace so freely given; 
Siiil may we keep in Sion's road, 
And dwell at last in heaven. 
Hymm 201. L. M. Kelly, ^ 

Portugal, Wells, Sho*l. 

Receiving members. 
\ "I^OME in, thou blessed of theLord," 

\j Enter in Jesus' precious name ; 
We welcome thee with one accord, 
And trust the Saviour does the same. 
9 Thy name, His hop'd, already stands 
'!^2ark'd in the book of life above, 
And now to thine we join our hands, 
In token of fraternal love. 

3 Those joys which earth cannot afford, 
"We'll seek in fellowship to prove, 
Join'd in one spirit to our Lord, 
Together bound bj mutual love. 

4 And while we pass this vale of tears. 
We'll make our joys and sorrowsknown, 
We'll share each other's hopes and fears, 
And count a brother's case our own. 

5 Once more our welcome we repeat, 
Reecivt assurance of our love ; 

O ! may we all together meet 
Around the throne of God above. 
Hymn 202. L. M. Doddridge, m 

Bath, Queicy, Wt-lls. 
Seeking direction in the choice of a pastor. 
1 Q HEPHERD of ls.rael,bend thine ear, 
O Thy servants' groans indulgent hear; 



Perplex'd, distress'd, to thee we cry, 
And seek the g-uidance of thine eye. 

2 Send forth, O Lord, thy truth and light, 
To guide our doubtful footsteps right : 
Our drooping hearts, O God, eustain. 
Nor let us seek thy face in vain. 

3 Return, in ways of peace return, 
iNor let thy flock neglected mourn ; 
May our bless'd eyes a shepherd see, 
Dear to our souls, and dear to thee. 

Hymn 203. L. M. b 

Piit-aey, Balli, Querey, Armley. 
Sic/cneS'S of a imni'^tyr. 

1 Q THOU before whose gracious throne, 

We bow our suppliant spirits down ; 
Thou know'*t the anxious cares we feel, 
And all our trembling lij-.s would leU. 

2 Thou ©nly canst assuage our grief, 
And give our sorrowmg hearts relief; 
In mercy th^n thy servant spare. 
Nor turn aside thy people's prayer. 

3 Avert thy desolating stroke, 

Nor smite the shepherd of the flock; 
Restore him, sinking to the grave ; 
Stretch out thine arm,make haste to save. 

4 Bound to each soul by tender ties. 
In every Jieart his image lies; 

Thy pitying aid, O God, impart, 
Nor rend him from each bleeding heart. 

5 But, if our supplications fail, 

And prayers and tears cannot prevail, 
Be thou his strength, be thou his stay, 
Support him through the gloomy way. 

6 Around him may thy angels stand, 
Waiting the signal of thy hand ; 
To bid his happy spirit rise. 

And bear him to their native skies. 



Htmjv 204v L. M. 
All Saints, Blencion, Batb. 

jit a choice of deacons. 



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i lilAIR Sion's King, we suppliant bow, 
JL And hail thegrace thy church enjoys: 
Her holy deacons are thine own. 
With all the gifts thy love employe. 

2 Up to thy throne we lift our eyes, 
For blessings to attend our choice* 
Of such, whose generous, prudent zeal 
Shall make thy favour'd ways rejoice. 

3 Happy in Jesus, their own Lord, 
May they his sacred table spread, — 
The table of their pastor fill, 

And fill the holy poor with bread. 

4 By purest love to Christ, and truth, 
O may they win a good degree 

Of boldness in the Christian faith. 
And meet the smile ef thine and thee. 



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LORD'S SUPPER. 



207, 208 



5 And when the work to them asslgnM — 
The work of love— is fally done, 
Call them from serving tables here. 
To sit around thy glorious throne. 

• If this Hymn be sung before the choice, then 
tbe second line of the second verse may stand thus : 
*' For Wisdom to direct our choice." 

LORD'S SUPPER. 
Hymn 205. L. M. Watts* a Lyrics, b 

Limehouse, Putney, Bath. 

A firefiaratory thought, 
l^yyHAT heavenly Man,or mighty God, 
Comes marching downward from 
the skies, 
Array'd in garments roll'd in blood, 
With joy and pity in his eyes ? 

2 The Lord! the Saviour I yes, 'tis he, 
I know him by the smiles he wears ; 
The glorious Man, that died for me, 
Drench'd deep in agonies and tears. 

3 Lo, he reveals his shining breast ; 
I own these wounds, and I adore : 
Lo, he prepares a royal feast, 
Sweet fruit of the sharp pangs he bore. 

4 Whence flow these favours so divine ? 
Lord I why so lavish of thy blood ? 
Why, for such earthly souls as mine, 
This heavenly wine, this sacred food ? 

5'Twas his own love that made him bleed. 
That nail'd him to the cursed tree ; 
'Twas his own love this table spread. 
For such unworthy guests as we. 

6 Then let us taste the Saviour's love ; 
Come, faith, and feed upon the Lord; 
With glad consent our lips shall move, 
And sweet hosannas crown the board. 

HrMN206. L.M. Watts* s Lyrics, JK 

Bath, Quercy, Gloucester. 
Love on a cross and a throne. 

1 "jVrOW let our faith grow strong, and 
Jl^ rise. 

And view <>ur Lord in all his love ; 
Look back to hear his dying cries. 
Then mount and see his throne above. 

2 See where he languish'd on the cross ; 
Beneath our sins he groan'd and died: 
See where he sits to plead our cause, 
By his Almighty Father's side. 

3 If we behold bis bleeding heart, 
There love in floods of sorrow reigns; 
He triumphs o'er the killing smart, 
And seals our pleasure with his pains. 

4 Or if we climb the eternal hills, 
W'lere tiie blest Conqueror sits fnthron'd; 
Still in hjs heart compassion dwells, 
D^ear the memorials of hi& wound. 

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5 How shall vile pardon'd rebels show 
How much they love their dying God f 
Lord, here we'd banish every foe. 
We hate the sins that cost thy blo«d. 

6 Commerce no more we hold with hell ; 
Our dearest lusts shall all^ depart ; 
But let thine image ever dwell, 
Stamp'd as a seal on every heart. 

HYMNSOr. CM. J.Stennett. tor M 

Wantage, Bedford. 

A sacramental hymn. 
IT ORD. at thy table I behold 
J-i The wonders of thy grace; 
But most of all admire, that I 
Should find a welcome place;— 

2 I that am all defil'd with sin, 

A rebel to my God; 

1 that have crucified his Son, 
And trampled on his blood. 

3 What strange surprising grace is this, 

That such a soul has room ! 
My Saviour takes me by the hand, 
My Jesus bids me come. 

4 " Eat, O my friends,'* the Saviour cries, 

*' The feast was made for you ; 
"For you I groan'd, and bled, and died, 
" And rose and triumph'd too. 

5 Witk trembling faith and bleeding hearts, 

Lord, we accept thy love : 
'Tis a rich banquet we have had; 
What will it be above? 

Hymn 208. C. M. Cow/ier. X 

Mear, York, Barby. 

Welcome to the table. 

irilHIS is the feast of heavenly wine, 
JL And God invites to sup ; 
The juices of the living vine 
Were press'd to fill the cup. 

2 O bless the Saviour, ye who eat, 

With royal dainties fed; 
Not heaven affords a costlier treat, 
For Jesus is the bread. 

3 The vile, the lost — he calls to them ; 

♦*Ye trembling souls, appear! 
** The righteous in their own esteem, 
" Have no acceptance here ; 

4 •' Approacli, ye poor, nor dare refuse 

'*The banquet spread for you:" 
Dear Saviour, this is welcome news. 
That I may venture too. 

5 If guilt and sin afford a plea. 

And may obtain a place ; 
Suiely the Lord vvill welcome me, 
And I shall see his face. 



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T«E CHURCH. 



Hymn 209. L. M. Watts*s Lyrics. « 

Dresden, Putney, Eaton. 
Christ dyings ridng, and reigning, 
1F¥E dies! the Friend of sinners dies ! 
JlILo, Salem's daughters weep aroun(3; 
A solemn darkness veils the skies I 
A su«lden treuiblinij shakes the ground 1 
Come, saints, and drop a tear or two, 
For him who groanM beneath your load; 
He shed a thousand drops for you, 
A thousand drops of richer blood ! 

2 Here's love and grief beyond degree, 
The Lord of glory dies for men ! 
But lo! what sudden joys we seel 
Jesus the dead revives again ! 

The rising God forsakes the tomb ! 
Up to his Father's courts he flies ; 
Cherubic legions guard him home ; 
And shout him welcome to the skies. 

3 Break o^your tears, ye saints, and tell, 
How high our great Deliverer reigns ; 
Sing how he spoil'd the hosts of heli, 
And led the monster, Death, in chains ! 
Say, " Live forever, wondrous King, 
" Born t© redeem, and strong to save !" 
Then ask the monster, " Where's thy 

sting r* 
" And Where's thy victory, boasting 
grave ?" 

Htmw2I0. LM. Waf t^'*s Sermons. hovciL 

Bath, Psalm 97, German. 

Chrht's firofiitiadon imfirovcd. 
IT ORD, didst thou send thy Son to die 
jLA For such a guilty wretch as 1 ? 
And shall thy mercy not impart 
Thy Spirit to renew my heart .-* 

2 Lord, hast thou wai?h'd my garments 

clean, 
In Jesus' blood, from shame and sin? 
Shall I not strive with all my power 
That sin pollute my soul no more ? 

3 Shall I not bear my Father's rod. 
The kind corrections of my God, 
When Christ upon the cursed tree 
Sustained a heavier load for me ^ 

4 Why should I dread my dying day, 
Since Christ hath took the curse away, 
And taught me Avith my latest breath 
To triumph o'er thy terrors, death ? 

5 O rather let me wish and cry, 

" Wiieu shall my soul get loose, and fly 
" To upper worlds? When shall I see 
** The God, the man, that died for me '" 

61 shall behold his gloiies there,. 
And pay him my eternal share 
Of praise, and gratitude, and love. 
Among ten thousand saints above. 



211,212,213 

ORDINATIONS. 
Hymn 211. L. M. Doddridge. S 

Newcourt, Dunstan, Luton. 
InHtiiution of tht go^ficl ininistry, 
ITT^ATHER of mercies, in thy house 
JL Smile on our homage and our vows; 
While with a grateful heart we share 
These pledges of our Saviour's care. 

2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose 
In splendid triungph o'er his foes, 
Scatter'd his gifts on men below, 
And wide his royal bounties flow. 

3 Hence sprung the Apostles' honour'd 
Sacred beyond heroic fame : [name, 
In lowlier forms to bless our eyes, 
Pastors from hence, and teachers rise. 

4 From Christ their varied gifts derive, 
And fed by Christ, their graces live ; 
While, guarded by his potent hand, 
'iVIidst all the rage of hell they stand. 

5 So shall the bright succession run 
Through the last courses of the sun ; 
While unborn churches by their care 
Shall rise and flourish, large and fair. 

6 Jesus our Lord, their hearts shall know. 
The springs whence all these blessings 

flow ; 
Pastors aed people shout his praise 
Through the long round of endless days. 

Hymn 212. L. M. Doddridge. ^ 

Rothwell, Shoel, Islington. 

At the settlement of a minister. 

1 O HEPHERD of lsrael,thou dost keep, 
k3 With cons'.ant care, thy humble sheep; 
By thee inferior pastors rise. 

To feed our souls, and bless our eyes» 

2 To all thy churches such impart, 
Modell'd by thy ovvu gracious heart, 
Whosecourage, watchfulness, and love, 
Men may attest, and God approve. 

3 Fed by their active, tender care, 
Healthful may all thy sheep appear ; 
And, by their fair example led, 

The way to Sion's pasture tread. 

4 Here hast thou listen'd to our vows, 
And scatter'd blessings on thy house ; 
Thy saints are succour'd. and no more 
As sheep without a guide deplore. 

Hymjj 213. L. M. Doddridge. 52 

Old 100, Blendon, Eaton. 
Ordination ; Joshua the high priest. 
1 f^ REAT Lord of angels, we adore 
\M The grace tiiat builds thy courts 

below ; 
And, throtigh ien thousand sons of light. 
Stoops to regard what mortals do. 



214, 215 



ORDINATIONS. 



216,217 



2Amidst the wastes of time and death, 
Successive pastors thou dost raise. 
Thy char, e to keep, thy house to guide, 
And form a people lor thy praise. 

3 The heavenly natives with delight 
Hover around the sacred place ; 
Nor scorn to learn from mortal tongues 
The wonders of redeeming grace. 

4 At length, dismiss'd from feeble clay, 
Thy servantsjoin th' angelic band ; [fly. 
With them, through distant worlds they 
With them, before thy presence stand. 

5 O glorious hope ! O blest employ ! 
Sweet lenitive of grief and care I [courts, 
When shall we reach those radiant 
And all their joy and honour share ? 

6 Yet while these labours we pursue, 
Thus distant from thy heavenly throne. 
Give us a zeal and love like theirs. 
And half their heaven shall here be known. 

Hymn 214. CM. Doddridge, « 

Christmas, Exeter, Abridge. 
Watchmg for soult. An ordination hymn* 

1 X KT Siou*s watchman ad awake, 
JLi And take the alarm they give ; 

Now let them, from the mouth of God, 
Their awful charge receive. 

2 'Tis not a cause of small import 

The pastor's care demands ; 
But what might fiil an angel's heart, 
And fiU'd a Saviour's hands. 

STbey watch forsoul«, for which the Lord 

Did heavenly bhss forego, — 
For souls, which must forever live, 
la raptures, or in wo. 

4 May they that Jesus,'whom they preach, 
Their own Redeemer, see ; 
And watch thou daily o'er their souls, 
That they may watch for tliee. 

Hymn 215. 7s. Hammond. * 

Condolence, Hotham. 

^fter the charge. 
1"^^T0ULD yeu win a soul to God ,' 
Tell him of the Saviour's blood ; 
how Jes<us' bowels move ; 
him of redeeming love. 

2 Tell him how the streams did glide 
From his hands, bis feet, his side ; 
How his head with thorns was crown'd, 
And his heart in sorrow drownM. 

3 Tell him how he suffered death, 
Freely yielded up his breath, 
Died, and rose to intercede, 

As onr advocate, and head. 



fcay. 
Tell 



4 Tell him it was sovereign grace 
Wrought on you to seek his face — 
Made you choose the better part — 
Brought salvation to your heart. 

5 Tell him of that liberty. 
Wherewith Jesus makes us free ; 
Sweetly speak of sins forgiven— » 
Earnest of the joys of heaven. 

Hymn 216, C. M. Doddridge. ^ 

Braintree, Irish, Charmouth. 

Christ'fi care offninist rn and churches* 

1 ^/fi/'E bless th' eternal Source of light, 

f T Who makes the stars to shine ; 
And through this dark beclouded world 
Diffuseth rays divine. 

2 We bless the church's sovereign King, 

Whose golden lamps we are ; 

Fix'd in the temples of his love, 

J'o shine with radiance fair. 

3 Still be our purity preserved ; 

Still fed with oil the flame ; 

And in deep characters inscrib'd 

Our heavenly Master's name \ 

4Then, while between our ranks he walks, 
And all our state surveys. 
His smiles shall with new lustre deck 
The people of his praise. 

Hymn 217. L. M. B. Francis » 

Tniro, Green's Hundredth, Rolhwell. 
Ministers abounding in^the -work of the Lord. 

1 BEFORE thy throne, eternal King, 
J3 Thy ministers their tnbute bring, 
Their tribute of united praise, 

For heavenly news and peaceful days, 

2 We sing the conquests of thy sword, 
Vnd publish loud thy liealing word, 
While angels sound thy glorious name, 
Thy saving grace our lips proclaim* 

3 Thy various service we esteem 
Our sweet employ, our bliss supreme ; 
And, while we feel thy heavenly love, 
We burn like seraphim above. 

4 Nor seraphs there can ever raise. 
With us, an equal song of praise: 
They are the noblest works ef God, 
But we, the purchase of his blood. 

5 Still in thy works would we abound ; 
Still prune the vine, or plough theground; 
Thy sheep with wholesome pasture feed, 
And watch them with unwearied heed. 

6 Thou art our Lord, our life, our love, 
Our care below, our crown above ; 
Thy praise shall be our best employ, 
Thy pr«sence our eternal joy. 



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Hymn 218. CM. Doddridge. 

Plymouth, St. Anns. 
&>iritual associatiomi registered in heaven ; or, 
GoiPs gracious approbation of active attempts to 
revive religion^ 

IfjntlE Lord on mortal worms looks 
JL From his celestial throne ; [down 
And when the wicked swarm around, 
He well discerns his own. 

2 He sees the tender hearts that Haourn 

The scandals of the times, 

And join their efforts to oppose 

The wide-prevailing crimes. 

3 Low to the social band he bows 

His stiil attentive ear ; 
And, while his angels sing around, 
Delights their voice to hear. 

4 The chronicles of heaven shall keep 

Their words in transcript fair, 
In the Redeemer's book of life 
Their names recorded are. 

5 "Yes (saith the Lord) the world shall 

know 
"These humble souls are mine: 
«* These, wheu my jewels I produce, 
*' Shall in full lustre shine." 

MISSIONARY MEETINGS. 
Hymn 219. L. M. Voke^ » 

Gloucester, Shoel. 
Prayer for the nfiread of the go«.p,el. 
ITT^ XERT thy power,'hy rights maintain; 
X-i Insulted, everlasting King ! 
The influence of thy crown increase, 
And strangers to thy footstool bring. 

2 In one vast sympheny of praise, 
Gentile and Jew shall then unite ; 
And infidelity, ashamed, 

Sink in th' abyss of endless night. 

3 Afric's emancipated sons 

Shall shout to Asia's rapt'rous song; 
Europe resound her Saviour's fame, 
And western climes the note prolong. 

4 From east to west, from north to south, 
ImmanuePs kingdom must extend ; 

man^ in every face^ 

a brother, and a friend. 

220. L. M. Yoke. « 

Oporto, "WeMs. 
Prospect of success; or^encouragement to use means. 
EHOLD th' expected time draw 
near. 

The shades disperse, the dawn appear ; 
Behold the wilderness assume 
The beauteous tints of Eden's bloom. 
2 Events, with p.ophecies conspire 
To raise our faith, our zeal to fire : 
The ripening fields, already white, 
Present an harvest to our sight. 



THE CHURCH. 
bor^K 



And every 
Shall meet 

Hymn 



3 The 
The 
The 
The 



B 



221, 222 

untaught heathen waits to know 
joy the gospel will bestow ; 
exil'd slave waits to receive 
freedom Jesus has to give.; 

4 Come, let us, with a grateful heart, 
In the blest labour share a part. 
Our prayers and offerings gladly bring, 
To aid the triumphs of our King. 

Hymn 22L C, M. 2£ 

Cambi-idge, Irish. 
The increase of the church promised and pleaded* 

ITj^ATHER.is notihy promise pledg'd 
J? To thine exaltrd Son, 
That through the nations of the earth 
Thy word of life shall run ^ 

2" Ask, and I give the heathen lands 
"For thine inheritance, 
•* Ani to the world's remotest shores, 
" Thine empire shall advance.** 

3 Hast thou not said, the blinded Jews 

Shall their Redtenier own; 
While Gentiles to his standard crowd. 
And bow before his throne .> 

4 When shall th* untutor'd Indian tribes, 

A dark, bewilder'd race. 
Sit down at our Immanuel*s feet. 
And learn and feel his grace? 

SAre not all kingdoms,tribes,and tongues, 

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