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THE 



CANADIAN 



BAPTIST HYMN BOOK. 



'^ Lit the people praise Thee, O God ; let all the peoiolb 

PRAISE Thee." 
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EnUred aecording to Act of the Parliafnent of Canada, in the year One 
Thoiuand Eight Htmdred and Seventy-thru, by the Bkverbnd 
William Stewart, on hehaif of the Trusteet of the Canadian 
Baptist Hymn Book, in the Office of the Minister of Agrioultur* 
for OrUario, 



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PREFATORY NOTE. 



This new Hymn Book, prepared for the use of the 
Baptist Churches of Canada, is the work of a Com- 
mittee appointed by the Baptist Home Missionary 
Convention of Ontario. The members of that Com- 
mittee were Rev. James Cooper, D.D., Rev. Thomas 
L. Davidson, D.D., Rev. R. A. Fyfe, D.D., Rev. J. 
C. Hurd, M.D., and Rev. William Stewart, B.A. 
In the preparation of the work, the Committee have 
endeavoured to make the most judicious selection 
from the ample materials at their command; iand 
they respectfully dedicate it to the Churthes, with 
the prayer that He, who is "exalted above all praise," 
may make it a great blessing in the Service of Song 
in the House of the Lord. 



The Profits 

ACOBRTINO FROM THE SaLE OF THIS HtMK 

Bor^ >,B Devoted to the 

Purposes of the Suferannuated 

Ministers' Society. 



CONTENTS. 



I. GENERAL WORSHIP 1—30 

II. LORD'S DAY 31— 60 

III. MORNING AND EVENING 61— 71 

rV. THE TRINITY 72— 77 

V. GOD. 

His Attributes 7ft— 99 

Creating and Governing 100 — 123 

Redeeming 124—136 

VI. CHRIST. 

His Advent 137—146 

His Life on Earth 147 — 156 

His Sufferings and Death ...... 167 — 169 

His Resurrection 170 — 181 

His Ascension 182 — 184 

His Intercession 186 — 189 

His Dominion 190—200 

His Coming 201—205 

, His Character and Titles 206 — 219 

His Praise 220—230 

Vn. THE HOLY SPIRIT 231—265 

VIII. THE SCRIPTURES 266—267 

IX. MAN. 

Lost. , 268—272 

Warned and Entreated , , . 273—287 

^- Convicted 28ft— 297 



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IX. MAN— eon^mietf. 

Invitsd 298—317 

OoMiMO TO Ohrxst 318—337 

Trusting in Christ 338—362 

Bbjoioino in Christ 363—382 

Consecrated to Christ 383 — 392 

Seeking Conformity to Christ . . 393 — 417 
subbhtting to christ's will .... 418 — 427 

Working for Jesus 428 — 436 

Warring for Jesus 437 — 446 

X. PRAYEP- 447-467 

XI. PROGRESS AND PERSEVERANCE 468—476 

XII. F]J5I<L0WSHIP AND CHARITY .... 476-485 

XIIJ. THE CHURCH. 

Her Honour and Work 486 — 495 

Baftism 496—515 

The Lord's Supper 516—634 

Ordination and Installation . . . , 536—548 

Revivals 549—572 

Sabbath Schools 673-^-582 

Dedication^ 583—596 

MissfON&i ,...,,, , 697—621 

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XIV. OUR COUNTRY. 

HuMiLLiTiON 622—629 

Thanksgiving 630-^636 

XV. TEMPERANCE 637—641 

XVI. TIME AND ETERNITY. 

Old and New Year 642—655 

Merino and Parting 656—663 



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CONTENTS. 

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XVI. TIME AND ETERNITY-H;on«fiiied. 

Frailty ot Mam 664—673 

Death 674—692 

Burial 693—698 

Resurrection 699 — 719 

Judgment 720 — 729 

Heaven 730—766 

XVII. MISCELLANEOUS.... 766—800 

TAOM. 

XVIII. DOXOLOGIES 462—466 

XIX. SELECTIONS FOR CHAl^TINO . . 467-476 



HYMNS. 



aENERAL WORSHIP. 



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Let U8 draw near. 0. M. 

1 piOME, 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 Come, let us bow before his feet. 

And venture near the Lord : 
No fiery cherub guards his seat, 
Nor double flaming sword. 

3 The peaceful gates of heavenly bliss 

Are opened by the Son; 
High let us raise our notes of praise. 
And reach th' almighty throne. 

4 To thee ten thousand thanks we bring. 

Great Advocate on high; 
And glory to th' eternal King, 

Who lays his anger by. watts. 

f Before JehovalCa awful Throne. L. M. 

1 TDEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, 
Xy Ye nations, bow with sacred joy: 
Know that the Lord is God alone; 

He can create, and he destroy. 

2 His sovereign power without our aid. 

Made us of clay, and formed us men; . 
And when, like wand'ring sheep, we strayed, 
He brought us to his fold again. 



OBNERAL WORSHIP. 

3 We are his people, wo his care, 

Our souls, and all our mortal frame : 
What lasting honours shall we rear, 
Almighty Maker, to thy namel 

4 We'll crowd ^hy gates with thankful songs, 

High as the heavens our voices raise : 
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, 
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 

5 Wide as the world is thy command, 

Vast as eternity thy love: 
Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand, 
"^^lien rolling years shall cease to move. 



Universal Praise. 



L. M. 



1 A LL people that on earth do dwell, 
-A. Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice. 
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell. 
Come ye before him and rejoice. 

2 Know that the Lord is God indeed; 
Without our aid he did us make ; 
We are his flock, he doth us feed. 
And for his sheep he doth us take. 

3 enter then his gates with praise. 
Approach with joy his courts unto : 
Praise, laud, and bless his name always, 
F J : ^*t is seemly so to do. 

4 ¥^i ^ iyl the Lord our God is good. 
His mercy '* ; for ever sure; 

li..;: ii: vk at all times firmly stood, 
£;jnd shall from age to age endure. 

SCOTCH VBRaiON. 



' Universal Fraise. 

1 X ET every creature join 
XJ To bless Jehovah's name, 
And every power unite 
To swell th' exalted theme; 



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GENERAL WORSHIP. 



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Let nature raise. 

From every tongue, 

A general song 
Of grateful praise. 

2 But oh, irom human tongiies 
Should nobler praises flow, 

And every thankful heart 

With wa,rm devotion glow; > - 

Your voices raise 
Ye highly blest; 
Above the rest 
Declare his praise. 

3 Assist Jii% gracious God; 
My hea:rt, my voice, inspire; 

Then shall I humbly join , « 
The universal choir; 
Thy graco can raise, 
My heart and tongue, 
And tune my song 
To lively praise. anna Steele. 

Joyful Worship. L. M. 

1 "VTE nations round the earth rejoice ** 

JL Before the Lord, your sovereign King; 
Serve him with cheerful heart and voice; 
With all your tongues his glory sing. 

2 The Lord is Grod; 'tis he alone • - , » n 

Doth life and breath and being give : 
We axv^ his work, and not our own. 
The sheep that on his pasture live. 

3 Enter his gates with songs of joy; 

With praises to his courts repair; 
And make it your di dne omploy , 

To pay your thanks and honours there. ; 

4 The Lord is good, tho Lord is kind, . ^, 

Great is his grace, his mercy sure; 
And the whole race of man shall find 

His truth from age to age endure. watts. 



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GENERAL WORSHIP. 

Praise from all Cieatwres. 8s <k 7s. 

1 "pRAISE the Lord; ye heavens, adore him; 
Jl Praise him, angels, in tho height; 

Sun and moon, rejoice before him; 
Praise him, all ye stars of light. 

2 Praise the Lord, for he hath spoken; 

"Worlds his mighty voice obeyed; \ 

Laws which never can be broken, 
For their guidance he hath made. 

3 Praise the Lord, for he is glorious ; 

Never shall his promise fail; 
God hath made his saints victorious; 
Sin and death shall not prevail. 

4 Praise the God of our salvation; 

Hosts on high, his power proclaim; 
Heaven and earth, and all creation. 

Praise and magnify his name. anon. 

I Praise God, all ye His Servants. C M. 

1 "pBAISE God, ye gladdening smiles of mom; 
XT Praise him, O silent night; 

Tell forth his glory all the earth ; ' ■ 
Praise him, ye stars of light. 

2 Praise him, ye stormy winds, that rise 

Obedient to his word; 
Mountains and hills and fruitful trees. 
Join ye and prai le the Lord. 

3 Praise him, ye heavenly hosts, for ye 

With purer lips can siiig: • 

Glory and honour, praise and power, 
• To him, the eternal King. * ' 

4 Praise him, ye saints, who here rejoice ! ) 

To do his heavenly will; ^ ^^ ' j. ' 

The incense of whose pr^iyers ascends 
Upon his altar still. 



GENERAL WORSHIP. 



5 Praise iiim, all works of his that own 
His Spirit's blest control, 
O Lord my God, how great art thou! 
Bleei thou the Lord, mj soul! 

ANNASHIPTON. 



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The High and Lofty One. L. M. 

1 "INTERNAL power! whose high abode 
J-J Becomes the grandeur of a God : 
Thee when the first archangel sings, 

He hides his fuce behind his wings. ' 

2 Lord I what shall earth and ashes do? 
We would adore our Maker too : 
From sin and dust to thee we cry, 

** 'The great, the holy, and the high." 

3 Eaiiih 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. 

4 God is in heaven, and men below: 

Be short our tunes; our words be few; 
A. sacred reverence checks our songs. 
And praise sits silent on our tongues. 

WATTS. 

y . God Praised in the Sanctuary. lis & 8s. 

1 "OE joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth; 
J3 Oh, serve him with gladness and fear; 
Exult In his presence with music and mirth; 

With love and devotion draw near. 

2 Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone. 

Creator and Ruler o'er all; 
And we are hib people; his sceptre we own; 
His bheep, and wg follow his call. 

3 Oh, enter his gates with thanksgiving and song, 

Your vows in his temple proclaim; 
His praise in melodious accoi«dance prolong, 
And bless his adorable name. 



GENERAL WORSHIP. 



4 For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good. 
And we are the work of his hand ; 
His mercy and truth from eternity stood, 
And shall to eternity stand. montgomert. 



God Gloriovs. 



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1 C\S.y worship the King, all glorious above, 
v/ And gratefully sing his wonderful love. 
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, 
Pavilioned with splendour, and girded with praise. 

2 Oh, tell of his might, and sing of his grace, 
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy, space; 
His chariots of wrath, the deep thunder-cloud's 

form. 
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm » 

3 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, 
In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail; 
Thy mercies how tender ! how firm to the end ! 
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend. 

4 Father Almighty, how faithful thy love ! 
"While angels delight to hymn thee above. 
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays, 
With true adoration shall lisp to thy praise. 

SIR H. GRANT* 



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Universal Praise. 



L. M. 



1 T" OXJD hallelujahs to the Lord, 

JLi From distant worlds, where creatures dwell > 
Let heaven begin the solemn word, 
And sound it dreadful down to hell. 

2 Wide as his vast dominion lies, 

Make the Creator's name be known; 
Loud as his thunder shout his praise. 
And sound it lofty as his throne. 

3 Jehovah! — 'tis a glorious word; ' . - 

Oh, may it dwell on every tongue; 
But saints, who best have known the Lord, 
Are bound to raise the noblest song. 



OBNEBAL WOBSHIP. 



4t Speak of the wonders of that love, 

Which Gabriel plays on every chord ; 
From all below, and all above, 

Loud hallelujahs to the Lord. watts. 



i^ Praise to tJis Great Jehovah. 

1 T>E thou, O God, exalted high; 
-13 And as thy glory fills the sky, 



L. M. 



So let it be on earth displayed. 
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed. 

O God, my heart is fixed; 'tis bent 
Its thankful tribute to present; 
And, with my heart, my voice I'll raise 
To thee, my God, in songs of praise. 

Thy praises, Lord, I will resound 
To all the listening nations round; 
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends; 
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends. 

Be thou, God, exalted high; .., ^ 

And as thy glory fills the sky. 
So let it be on earth displayed, . ^ 

Till thou art here, as there, obeyed. 

TATE & BRADnr. 



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Praise and Holy Fea/r. 



L. M. 



1 /^OME, let our voices join to raise . ^ 
v-^' A sacred song of solemn praise 

God is a sovereign King: rehearse 
His honour in exalted verse. 

2 Come, let us turn, with holy fear, 

To him who now invites us near; , , , 
Accept the offered grace to-day, , ?" 

Nor lose the. blessing by delay. 

3 Come, seize the promise while it waits, ,: * 
And march to Zion's heavenly gates; ,, 
Believe, and take the promised rest; 

Obey, and be for ever blest. watts. 



GENERAL WORSHIP. 



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Ea/rtKa Response to Hea/oen. H. M. 

1 O HALL hymns ^i grateful love 

k5 Through heaven's high arches ring, 
And all the hosts above 

Their songs of triumph sing? 
And shall not we take up the strain, 
And send the echo back again? 

2 Shall they adore the Lord, 

Who bought them with his blood, 
And all the love record 

That led them home to God? 
And shall not we take up the strain. 
And send the echo back again? 

3 Oh, spread the joyful sound ! 

The Saviour's love proclaim; 
And publish all around 

Salvation through his name : 
Till, all the world take up the strain. 
And send the echo back again. 

JAMES T. CUMMINS. 



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1 T>RaISE the Lord, his glories show, 
JL Saints within his courts below. 
Angels round his courts above, 

All that see and share his love ! 

2 Earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, 
Tell his wonders, sing his worth; 
Age to age, and shore to shore. 
Praise him, praise him, evermore ! 

3 Praise the Lord, his mercies trace ; 
Praise his providence and grace, — 
All that he for man hath done. 
All he sends us through his Son. 

4 Strings and voices, hands and hearts, 
In the service bear your parts : 

All that breathe, your Lord adore: 
Praise him, praise him, evermore! 



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GKNBRAL WORSHIP. 

Songa of Praise. ' 7b, 

1 C< ONGS of praise the angels sang, 

Heaven with hallelujahs rang, 
When Jehovah's work begun, 

' When he spake, and it was done. 

2 Songs of praise awoke the mom 
When the Prince of Peace was bom; 
Songs of praise arose, when he 
Captive led captivity. 

3 Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice: 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

4 Borne upon their latest breath. 
Songs of praise shall oonquer death; 
Then, amid eternal joy. 

Songs of praise their powers employ. 

MONTGOMERY. 

Ble88 the I^ord. S. M. 

1 /^H, bless the Lord, my soul ! 
\J His grace to thee proclaim; 
And all that is within me join 

To bless his holy name. 

2 Oh, bless the Lord, my soul ! 

His mercies bear in mind; 
Forget not all his benefits : 
The Lord to thee is kind. 

3 He will not always chide; 

He will with patience wait; 
His wrath is ever slow to rise, 
And ready to abate. 

4 He pardons all thy sins. 

Prolongs thy feeble breath. 
He healeth thy infirmities, 
And ransoms thee from death. 

5 He clothes thee with his love, 

Upholds thee with his truth; 
Then, like the eagle, he renews 

The vigour of thy youth. 9 



tSBNERAL WORSHIP. 



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6 Then bless his holy name, 4 

Whose grace hatL made thee whole; 
Wliose loving kindness crowns thy days: 
Oh, bless &e Lord, my soul I 

MONTOOMERT. 



Praise at all Times. 



L.P. M. 



1 T'LL praise my Maker with my breath, 
JL And, when my voice is lost in death. 

Praise shall employ ray nobler powers; ^ 
My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
"Wliile life and thought and being last. 

Or immortality endures. 

2 How blest 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, 
I And none shall find his promise vain. 

3 I'll praise hin while he lends me breath; 
And, when my voice is lost 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. watts. 

JLt/ Praise amd Holt/ Fear. CM. 

1 ^ING to the Lord Jehovah's name, 
lO And in his strength rejoice; 
When his salvation is our theme, 
Exalted be our voice. 

^ With thanks approach his awful sight. 
And psalms of honour sing; 
The Lord's a God of boundless might, 
The whole creation's King. 

3 Come, and with humble souls adore; 
Come, kneel before his face; 
Oh, may the creatures of his power 
Be children of his grace. 
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OENEBAL WORSHIP. 



4 Kow i» the time, he bends his ear, 
And waits for your request; 
Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear 
" Ye shall not see my yest." watts. 



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God's Glory Praised, 



L.M. 



1 /^OME, O my soul, in sacred lays 

yj Attempt thy great Creator's praise; 
But oh; what tongue can speak his fame? 
"What verse can reach the lofty theme? 

2 Enthroned amid the r(|,diant spheres, 
He glory like a garment wears; 

To form a robe of light divine. 

Ten thousand suns around him shine. 

3 In all our Maker's grand designs. 
Almighty power, with -wisdom, shines; 

His works, through all this wondrous frame, 
Declare the glory of his name. 

4 Eaised on devotion's lofty wing. 
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing; 
And let his praise employ my tongue 
Till listening worlds shall join the song. 

BLACKLOCK 

^i i Happiness in Worship. L. M. 

1 TjlAIl from my thoughts, vain world, begone; 
J- Let my religious hours alone; 

Fain would mine eyes my Saviour see; 
I wait a visit. Lord, from thee. 

2 Oh, warm my heart with holy fire, 
And kindle there a pure desire; 
Come, sacred Spirit, from above, 
And fill my soul with heavenly love, 

3 Blest Saviour, what delicious fare ! 
How sweet thy entertainments are ! 
Ne'er did the angels taste above 
Bedeeming grace and dying loye. 



OBNBIUL WORSHIP. 



Hail, great Immanuel, all divine ! 
In thee thy Father's glories shine; 
Thy glorious name shall be adored, 
And every tongue confess the Lord. 



WATTS. 



22 



12 



Ifelight in the Cha/racter of God. C. P. M. 

1 npARENT of good, thy works of might 

X I trace with wonder and delight; ^ 

In them thy glories shine: 
There's nought in earth, or sea, or air. 
Or heav'n itself, that's good or fair, 

But what is wholly thine. 

2 The riches of thy matchless grace, 
Display'd in the Eedeemer's face, 

Still more attract my mind; 
Here wisdom, love, and mercy meet, 
\In all their various rays complete, 

With truth and justice join'd. 

3 Thy love is my unfailing store, 
Thy light in darkness I implore, 

To set my heart at rest: 
Were I depriv'd of all below, 
And thou thy gracious smile bestow, 

I should be richly blest. 

4 This all my gloomy path shall cheer. 
And banish ev'ry painful fear 

That can my soul invade: 
Should earth and hell against me join. 
The beamings of thy love divine 

Would give me sov'reign aid. 

What shall I do to spread thy praise. 
My Grod, through my remaining days. 

Or how thy name adore 1 
To thee I consecrate my breath; 
May I be thine in life and death, 

And thine for evermore. 

At^DBRSON'S COLLECTION. 



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GENERAL W0B8HIP. 

Penitence. 



CM. 



1 T ORD, when we bend before thj throne, 
JLi And our confessions pour, 

Teach us to feel the sins we own, 
And hate what we deplore. 

2 Our broken spiiits pitying see, 

And penitence impart; 
And let a kindling glance from thee 
Beam hope upon the heart. 

3 Then on thy glories while we dwell, 

Thy mercies we'll review, 
Till love divine transported tell 
Our God's our Father too. 

4 When we disclose our wants in prayer. 

May we our wills resign. 
And not a thought our bosom share 
Which is not wholly thine. 

5 Let faith each meek petition fill. 

And waft it to the skies, 
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness, still, 
That giants it or denies. 

JOSEPH D. CABLTLE. 



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Habitual Devotion, C. M. 

1 TJIT'HI^^ *^®® ^ ^^^f protecting Power, 

T T Be my vain wishes stilled; 
And may this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be filled. 

2 Thy love the power of thought bestowed — 

To thee my thoughts would soar; 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed— 
That mercy I add^e. 

3 In each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see ! 
Each blessing to my soul more dear, 
Because conferred by thee. 

4 In every joy that crowns my days. 

In every pain I bear. 
My heart shall find delight in praise, 
Or seek relief in prater. 



13 



GENERAL. WOUSUIP. 



5 When gladness wings my favoured hour, 

Thy love my thoughts shall till ; 
Besigned, when storms of sorrow lower, 
My soul shall meet thy will. 

6 My lifted eye, without a tear, 

The gathering storm shall see : 
My steadfast heart shall know no fear; 
That heart shall rest on thee. 

MISS H. M. WILLIAMS. 

^^ Mesa the Lord forever and ever. S. M. 

1 Q<TAND up, and bless the Lord, 
lO Ye people of his choice; 

Stand up, and bless the Lord your God 
With heart and soul and voice. 

2 Though high above all praise, 

Above all blessing high, 
Wjho would not fear his holy name^ 
And laud, and magnify] 

3 Oh, for the living flame 

From his own altar brought. 
To touch our lips, our souls inspire. 
And wing to heaven our thought ! 

4 God is our strength and song, 

And his salvation ours; . 
Then be his love in Christ proclaimed 
With all our ransomed powers. 

6 Stand up, and bless the Lord; 
T.'O Lord your God adore; 
Stand up, and bless his glorious name, 

Henceforth, for evermore ! Montgomery. 

j^ Q The Spirit of Worship. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1 TN thy name, O Lord, assembling, 
X We, thy people, now draw near; 
Teach us to rejoice with trembling; 
Speak, and let thy servants hear, — 

Hear with meekness, 
' Hear thy word with godly fear. 
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GENERAL WORSHIP. 

2 While our day^ on earth are lengthened, 

May we give them, Lord, to thee; 
Cheered by hope, and daily strengthenedi 
We would run, nor weary be, 

Till thy gloiy. 
Without clouds, in heaven we see. 

3 There, in worship purer, sweeter, 

All thy people shall adore. 
Tasting of enjoyment greater 
Than they could conceive before. 

Full enjoyment. 
Full, unmixed, and evermore. 

THOMAS KELLY. 



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7%e LorcTs Prayer. 



CM. 



1 /^UR Father, God, who art in heaven, 
V_/ All hallowed be thy name: 

Thy kingdom come : thy will be done 
In heaven and earth the same. 

2 Give us this day our daily bread; 

And as we those forgive 
Who sin against us, so may we 
Forgiving grace receive. 

3 Into temptation lead us not; 

From evil set us free; 
And thine the kingdom, thine the power 
And glory, ever be. 

DR. A. JUDSON. 



28 



Dismissiort^ 



8s, 7s & iB, 



1 T ORD, dismiss us with thy blessing; 
JLJ Fill our hearts with joy and peace; 
Let us each, thy love possessing. 
Triumph in redeeming grace : 

Oh, refresh us, 
Travelling through this wilderness. 



15 



GENERAL WOBSHIP. 

2 Thanks we give, and adoration, 

I*or the gospel's joyful sound; 
May the fruits of thy salvation 
111 our hearts and lives abound; 

May thy ')resence 
With us evermore be found. 

3 Then, whene'er the signal's given .; 

Us from earth to call away, 
Borne on angels' wings to heaven, — 
Glad the summons to obey, — 

May we ever 
Keign with Christ in endless day. 



•I J 



K 



SHIRLEV. 



uu The Heavenly Sanctua/ry. C. M.- 

1 TXTITH sacred joy we lift our eyes 

y V To those bright realms above^ 
That glorious temple in the skies. 
Where dwells eternal love. 

2 BefV»re the awful throne we bow 

Of heaven's almighty Kling: 
Here we present the solemn vow. 
And hymns of praise we sing. 

3 Thee we adore; and. Lord, to thee 

Our filial duty pay; 
Thy service, unconstrained and free^ 
Conducts to endless day. 

4 While in thy house of prayer we kneel, 

With trust and holy fear; 
Thy mercy and thy truth reveal. 
And lend a gracious ear. 

;, (-1, .;^ ■■ ■ ■, 

5 With fervour teach our hearts to pray, v 

And tune our lips to sing; 
Nor from thy presence cast away 
The sacrifice we bring. 

JERVIS. 

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30 



GENERAL WORSHIP. 



Redemption. 



8s, 7s & 4s. 



1 pRAISE the Lord, who died to save us: 
Jt Praise his evor gracious name; 
Praise him that he lives to bless us, 
Now and evermore the same. 

Precious Saviour! « 

"We would all thy love proclaim. 



2 Grace it was, yea, grace abounding. 

Brought thee down to save the lost; 
Ye above, his throne surrounding. 
Praise him, praise him, all his host. 

Saints adore him, 
Ye are they that owe him most. 

3 Bright with all his crowns of glory, 

See the Royal Victor's brow; -^ 

Once for sinners man''d and gory — 
See the Lamb exalted now; 

While before him, 
All his ransom'd brethren bow. 

4 Blessed morning! long expected, / 

Lo! they fill the peopled air, 
Mourners once, by man rejected, " 
They, with him exalted there, 

Sing his praises. 
And his throne of glory share. 

5 King of kings ! let earth adore him. 

High on his exalted throne; 
Fall, ye nations, fall before him, 
Ajad his righteous sceptre own. 

All the glory 
Be to him, and him alone. 



s : 



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a 



ANON. 



17 



31 



LORD'S DAY. 



And praise surround the th^Se' " 

VVith messages of grace; J,^*", 
Who comes, in God hi, w.V . 

O^ f'^aiae. WATTS 



LORD S DAY. 



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 the day > ' 
In holy pleasures pass away; 

How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend, 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end ! 

J. STENNETT 



1 



Praise to God for His Blessings. L. M. 

PRAISE ye the Lord: my heart shall join 
In works so pleasant, so divine; 
My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
While life and thought and being last. 

2 Happy the man whose hopes rely 
On Israel's God : he made the sky 
And earth and seas, with all their train; 
A nd none shall find his promise vain. 

3 His truth forever stands secure; 

He saves the oppressed, he feeds the poor. 
He helps the stranger in distress, 
The widow and the fatherless. 

4 He loves the saints — he knows them well — 
But turns the wicked down to hell; 

Thy God, O Zion, ever reigns; 

Praise him in everlasting strains. watts. 



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The Sahhath Welcome. S. M. 

AIL to the Sabbath day ! 
The day divinely given. 
When men to God their homage pay, 
And eartli draws near to heaven. 



^H 



Lord, in this sacred hour. 

Within thy courts we bend, 
And bless thy love, and own thy power, 

Our Father rnd our Friend. 



19 



36 



wbd's day. 
3 But thou art not «lo„e 

\VTi«/ , ^*^ *^ine own 

4 Thy temple is the an,h 

5 I^rd, may that holier day 

• i-wen-rasH^ijr • • 

BULLFINCH 

% thouffhte oV. !,*^^ returning day • 

^lyieldmyheart'toll T '"^- ' 
Nor would «„ • ''** *'°n«. 

^oh^Xt'"""^'"'"^^^-'- 

And drite^r^ ^°^W retire, 

The wondew r^,"" Wf"l ^g, 

jom the strains which angels sing. 

HUTTON. 



™fr*^«^^-%- 



20 



How sweet to til fi "^"^ ^"^ '^^ek, 
T^te„ds1he"^«;-^ng-s close. 



CM. 



lord's DAT. 

2 How sweet to hail the early dawn, 

That opens on the sight, 
When first that soul-reviving mom 
Sheds forth new rays of light ! 

3 Sweet day ! thine hours too soon will cease , 

Yet while they gently roll, 
Breathe, heavenly Spirit, source of peace, 
A Sabbath o'er my soul. 



37 



Welcome, Sweet Bay of Rest. S, M 

1 TXTELCOME, sweet day of rest, 

T T That saw the Lord arise; 
Welcome to this reviving breast. 

And these rejoicing eyes ! ' j 

2 The King himself comes near, , ; 

And feasts his saints to-day; 
Here we may sit and see him here. 
And love and praise and pray, 

3 One day amidst the place 

Where my dear God hath been 
Is sweeter than ten thousand days 
Of pleasurable sin. 

4 My willing soul would stay *^ ^ 

In such a frame as this, 
And sit, and sing herself away 

To everlasting bliss. watts. 



The World Banished. 



CM. 



1 r\ FATHER, though the anxious fear 
V-/ May cloud to-morrow's way. 
Nor fear nor doubt shall enter here; 

All shall be thine to-day. 

2 We will not bring divided hearts 

To worship at thy shrine; 
But each unholy thought departs. 
And leaves the temple thine. 



21 




3 gj '•"*'» »A]C. 

tTCI'^'V'^ *'»« enough 

MRS. J3ARBAULD, 



40 



presenting athfap^lVr*'- 
<^"r «on% an?™ ' *^™°e 

Make e4y pa fr'.'""^''' 



CM. 



•^oy w ro^s/tip. 



^ To ;^.f4;:^e"^.God m^ King. 



WATTS, 



22 



--s-si^''*-- 



LORD'9 DAT. 

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest; 

No mortal cares shall seize my breast; 
Oh, may my heart in tune be found, 
' Like David's harp of solemn sound ! ^ 

3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, 
And bless his works and bJ'^ss his word; 
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine I 
How deep thy counsels, how divine ! 

• 

4 But I shall share a glorious part, 
When grace hath well refined my heart, 
And fresh supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 

5 Then shall I see and hear and know 
All I desired or wished below; 
And every power find sweet employ 

In that eternal world of joy. . watts. 



rr jL Longing for the House of God. C. M. 

1 TT^ARLY, my God, without delay, 
-M_i I haste to seek thy face ; 

My thirsty spirit faints away 
Without thy cheering grace. 

- • <"> ^. •■' 

2 Not all the blessings of a feast \ ^i' 

Can please my soul so well, ■> -f 
As when thy richer grace I taste, 
And in thy presence dwell. . r 

3 Not life itself, with all its joys. 

Can my best passions move, - 

Or raise so high my cheerful voice. 

As thv forgiving love. ■; j , 



Thus, till my last, expiring day, 
I'll bless my God and King; 

Thus will I lift my hands to pmy. 
And tune my lips to sing. 






WATTS. 

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42 



43 



lord's day. 

L(mgviigfor God. H. M. 

1 T ORD of the worlds above, 

JLi How pleasant and how fair ^ 

The dwellings of thy love, 

Thine earthly temples, are! r^J .: 
To thine abode, , i i < . 

My heart aspires { 

With warm desires, 
To see my God. 

2 Oh, happy souls, who pray 

"Where God appoints to hear! 
Oh, happy men, who pay 
Their constant service there ! 
They praise thee still; 
' And happy they 

Who love the way 
To Zion'fl hill. 

3 They go from strength to strength, 

Through this dark vale of tears, 
Till each arrives at length. 
Till each in heaven appears. 
Oh, glorious seat, 
' When God, our King, 

Shall thither bring 
Our willing feet. watts. 



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Prayer for the Saticiua/ry. 

1 TXTrrH joy we hail the sacred day 

TT Which God has called his own; 
With joy the summons we obey 
To worship at his throne. 

2 Thy cho3en temple, Lord, how fail* ! 

Where willing votaries throng 
To breathe the humble, fervent prayer. 
And pour the choral song. 

3 Spirit of grace ! oh, deign to dwell 

Within thy Church below ! 
Make her in holiness excel. 
With pure devotion glow. 



CM. 



LOBD'8 DAT. 



4 Let peace within her walls be found; 

Let all her sons unite 
To spread with grateful zeal around 
Her clear and shining light. / 

5 Great God! we hail the sacred day, 

Which thou hast called thine own; 
With joy the summons we obey 

To worship at thy throne. lytb. 



44 



A Blessing Bequested. 

1 ^AVIOUR, bless thy Word to all: 
k3 Quick and powerful let it prove; 
Oh, may sinners hear thy call; 

Let thy people grow in love. 

2 Thine own gracious message bless; 

Follow it with power divine; 
Give the gospel great success; 
Thine the work, the glory thine. 

3 Saviour, bid the world rejoice; 

Send, oh send thy truth abroad; 
Let the nations hear thy voice, — 
Hear it, and return to God. 



7s. 



40 Hail to the Day of Beat. 

1 TXTELCOME, delightful mom; 
T T Sweet day of sacred rest, 
I hail thy kind return : 

Lord, make these moments blest; 
^ From low desires 

And fleeting toys, 
I soar to reach 

Immortal joys. '. 



KELLY. 



H. M. 



Ti%' 



tf n 



^'— 



Now may the King descend. 
And fill his throne of grace; 

Thy sceptre. Lord, extend. 
While saints address thy face : 
c 



mn 



sai 



LOBD's DAT. 



Let sinners feel 

Thy quickening word. 

And learn to know 
And fear the Lord. 

3 Descend, celestial Dove, 

With all thy quickening powers. 
Disclose a Saviour's love, 
And bless the sacred hours : 
Then shall my soul 
New life obtain, 
Nor Sabbaths be 



A 



Enjoyed in vain. 



HAYWARD. 



46 



Praise for the LorcPs Lay, C. M. 

1 A GAIN the Lord of light and life 
, u\. Awakes the kindling ray. 

Unseals the eyelids of the mom, 
* And pours refulgent day. , 

2 Oh, what a night was that which wrapt 

A guilty world in gloom ! , 

Oh, what a Sun v»hich broke this day, 
Triumphant from the tomb I 

3 This day be grateful homage paid, 

And loud hosannas sung; 
Let gladness dwell in every heart. 
And praise on every tongue. 

4 Ten thousand thousand lips shall join 

To hail the happy mom. 
Which scatters blessings from its wings 
On nations yet unborn. 

MRS. BARBAULD. 

4 I Aspirations /or the Eternal Rest. L. M, 

1 rriHINE earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love, 
X But there's a nobler rest above; 
To that our longing souls aspire, 
With cheerful hope and strong desire. 



lord's DAT. 

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 immortal tongues. 

3 No rude alarms of angry foes; ' 
No cares, to break the long repose; 
No midnight shade, no clouded sun. 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

4 long expected day, begin; 

Dawn on these realms of pain and sin; 
With joy we'll tread th* appointed road. 
And sleep in death to rest with God. 

DODDRIDGE. 

'tO Love of Lord*8 Day Services. C. M. 

1 TTOW sweet, upon this sacred day, 
XI The best of all the seven, 

To cast our earthly thoughts away, ^ . 
And think of God and heaven! 

2 How sweet to be allowed to pray, 

Our sins may be forgiven ! 
With filial confidence to say, 
"Father, who art in heaven!" 

3 How sweet the words of peace to hear 

From him to whom 'tis given 
To wake the penitential tear, :i - 

And lead the way to heaven! 

4 And if, to make our sins depart, - 

In vain the wili has striven. 
He who regards the inmost heart 
Will send his grace from heaven. . 

5 Then hail, thou sacred, blessed day, 
, The best of all the seven. 

When hearts unite their vows to pay 
Of g^-atitude to heave^ ! 

MB3. FALLEN. 



49 



LORDS DAY. 

Give ua Thy Blessing. 7s. 

1 rriO thy temple we repair, — ^ 
JL Lord, we love to worship there, 

\ When within the vail we meet 
Thee upon the mercy-seat. 

2 While thy glorious name is sung, 
Tune our lips, inspire our tongue; 
Then our joyful souls shall bless 

• Thee, the Lord, our Righteousness. 

3 While to thee our prayers ascend. 
Let thine ear in love attend; 
Hear us, for thy Spirit pleads, 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes. 

4 While thy word is heard with awe. 
While we tremble at thy law. 

Let thy gospel's wondrous love 
Every doubt and fear remove. 

5 From thy house when we return. 
Let our hearts within us burn; 
That at evening we may say, 

" We have walked with God to-day." 

MONTGOMERY. 

OU Delight in the House of God. C. M. 

1 TTOW did my heart rejoice to hear 
IIX My friends devoutly say, 

" In Zion let us all appear, 
And keep the solemn day!" 

2 I love her gates, I love the road; 

The church, adorned with grace, 
Stands like a palace built for God, 
To show his milder face. 

3 Up to her courts, with joy unknown. 

The holy tribes repair; 
The Son of David holds his throne, 
And sits in judgment there. 



LOKD 8 DAT. 



4 He hears our praises and complaints, 

And, while his awful voice 
Divides the sinners from the saints, 
We tremble and rejoice. f 

5 Peace be within this sacred place, 

And joy a constant guest; 
With holy gifts and heavenly grace 
Be her attendants blessed. 

6 My soul shall pray for Zion still, 

While life or breath remains; 
Here my best friends, my kinch'ed dwell. 
Here God, my Saviour, reigns. 

WATTS. 



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Joy of the Sanctuary. 



L. M. 



1 r\ REAT God, attend while Zion sings 

vT 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 tents of ease, nor thrones of power, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 

3 God is our sun, — he makes 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 things, and withholds 
No real good from upright souls. 

6 O God, our King, whose sovereign sway 
The glorious hosts of heaven obey. 
Display thy grace, exert thy power, 
Till all on earth thy name sidore. watTq 

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5r 



LfSass"*— «« 



I 



52 



LORDS DAY. , 

Flea UjCS of SpvrittuU Worship. S. M. 

1 TTOW sweet to bless the Lord, 
XX And in his praises join, 
Wi*h saints his goodness to record, 

And sing his power divine ! 

2 These seasons of delight 

The dawn of glory seem, 
Like rays of puie, celestial light, 
Which on dur spirits beam. 

3 Thus may our joys increase. 

Our love more ardent grow. 
While fresh supplies of Jesus* grace 
Eefresh our souls below. 

i But oh, the bliss sublime. 

When joy shall be complete, 
In that unclouded, glorious clime, 
' Where all thy servants meet. 

URWICK'S COLLECTION. 



t) 



The Hour of Prayer. 



L. M. 



SO 



1 "OLEST hour, when mortal man retires, 
-D To hold communion with his God, 
To send to heaven his warm desires. 

And listen to the sacred word. 

2 Blest hour, when earthly cares resign 

Th3ir empire o'er his anxious breast, 
While, all around, the calm divine 
Proclaims the holy day of rest. 

3 Blest hour, when God himself draws nigh, 

Well pleaseti his people's voice to hear, 
To hush the penitential sigh. 

And wipe away the mourner's tear. 

4 Blest houi, — ^for where the Lord resorts, 

Foretastes of future bliss are given. 
And mortals find his earthly courts 
The houae of God, the gate of heaven. 

BAVFLBS. 



54 



LOBD S DAY. 



Enjoymtnt in Worship. 



S. M. 



1 QWEET is the work, O Lord, 
O Thy glorious name to sing, 

To praise and pray, to hear thy Word, 
And grateful offerings bring. 

2 Sweet at the dawning light, 

Thy boundless love to tell, • 
And, when approach the shades of night, 
Still on the theme to dwell. 

3 Sweet, on this day of rest, 

To join, in heart and voice. 
With those who love and serve thee best, 
And in thy name rejoice. 

4 To songs of praise and joy 

Be every Sabbath given. 
That such may be our blest employ 

Eternally in heaven. lttil 



55 



Worshipping God in His Temple. L. M. 



1 TTQW pleasant, how divinely fair, 

XX O Lord of Hosts, thy dwellings are! 
With long desire my spirit faints 
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints. 

2 My flesh would rest in thine abode; 
My panting heart cries out for God; 
My God, my King, why should I be 
So far from all my joys and thee! 

3 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. 

4 Cheerful they walk, with growing strength, 
Till all shall meet in heaven at length; 
Till all before thy face appear, ' 

And join the nobler worship there. watts. 

SI 



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56 



lord's DAT. 

God Resorted to in Trouble. L^M- 

1 rriHE Lord of glory is my light, 

JL And my salvation, too; ^ 

• God is my strength, nor will I fear 
What all my foes can do. 

2 One privilege my heart desires, — 

Oh, grant me an abode 
Among the churches of thy saints, 
^ The tempks of my God ! 

3 There shall I offer my requests, 

And see thy beauty still; 
Shall hear thy messages of love, 
i And there inquire thy will. 

4 "When troubles rise, and storms appear, 

There may his children hide; 
God has a strong pavilion, where 

He makes my soul abide. watts. 



57 



Delight in Worship. 



CM. 



, 1 X LOVE to see the Lord below; 

X His Church displays his grace; 
But upper worlds his glory know, 
And view him face to face. 

2 1 love to meet him in his court, 

And taste his heavenly love; 
But still his visits seem too short, ,, 
Or I too soon remove. 

3 Lord, I love thy service now; 

Thy Church displays thy power; 
But soon in heaven I hope to bow, 

And praise thee evermore. WATTSl 

O Christ ever Present in His Churches. L. M. 
1 TESTIS, where'er thy people meet, 



a» 



There they behold thy mercy-seat; 
Where'er they seek thee, thou art found. 
And every place is hallowed ground. 



lord's DAT. 

-. 2 For thou, within no walls confined, 
Dost dwell within the humble mind; 
Such ever bring thee wi.3re they come, 
And going, take thee to their home. 

3 Great Shepherd of thy chosen few, 
Thy former mercies here renew; 
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim 
The sweetness of thy saving name. 

COWPER, 

1) The Sabbath in the Sanctuary. 7i» 

1 QAFELY through another week 
K3 God has brought us on our way : 
Let us now a blessing seek. 

Waiting in his courts to-day: 
Day of all the week the best, 
Emblem of eternal rest. 

2 While we pray for pardoning grace. 

Through the dear Redeemer's name, 
Show thy reconciled face, 

Take away our sin and shame; • 

From our worldly care set free. 
May we r^st, this day, in thee. 

3 Here we come thy name to praise; 

Let us feel thy presence near; 
May thy glory meet our eyes, - ., 

While we in thy house appear; 
Here afford us, Lord, a taste 
Of our everlasting feast. 

4 May the gospel's joyful sound 

Conquer sinners, comfort saints, 
Make the fruits of giuce abound. 

Bring relief from all complaints : 
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove, 
Till we join the Church above. 

JOHN NEWTON. 



lORD'S DAY. 

uU LoTcCs Day Morning. H. M. 

1 . A "WAKE, our drowsy souls, 

JA^ Shake off each slothful band; 
The wonders of this day . . 
Our noblest songs demand : 
Auspicious mom! thy blissful rays 
Bright seraphs hail in songs of praise. 

' 2 At thy approaching dawn, 
Reluctant death resigned 
: The glorious Prince of Life, 

In dark domains confined : 
The angelic host around him bends, 
And, midst their shouts, the God ascends. 

3 All hail, triumphant Lord ! 
Heaven with hosannas rings ; 
While earth, in humbler strains, 
Th} praise responsive sings: 

Worthy art thou, who once was slain. 
Through endless years to live and reign. 

4 Gird on, great God, thy sword, 
Ascend thy conquering car, 
While justice, truth, and love. 
Maintain the glorious war : 

Victorious thou,, thy foes shall tread, 
And sin and hell in triumph lead. 

6 Make bare thy potent arm. 

And wing the unerring dart. 

With salutary pangs. 

To each rebellious heart : 
Then dying souls for life shall sue. 
Numerous as drops of morning dew. 

B. SCOTT. 



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MORNING. 



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A Morning 



Invocation. 



L. M. 



1 A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
J\. Thy daily stage of duty run: 
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise 

To pay thy morning sacrifice. 

2 Glory to thee, who safe has kept. 
And hast refreshed me while I slept; 
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 
I may of endless life partake. 

3 Lord, I to thee my vows renew; 
Dispel my sins as morning dew; 

Guard my first springs of thought and will, 
And with thyself my spirit fill, 

4 Direct, control, suggest this day. 
All I design or do or say, 

That all my powers, with true delight. 
In thy sole glory may unite. 



KEK 



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Dependence on God. 



L. M. 



1 TTN sleep's serene oblivion laid, ^ 
Jl I safely passed the silent night; 
Again I see the breaking shade, 

I drink again the morning light. 

2 Oh, guide me thrc ugh the various maze 

My doubtful feet are doomed to tread; 
And spread thy shield's protecting blaze, 
When dangers press aa:ound my head. 

3 A deeper shade will soon impend; 

A deeper sleep mine eyes oppress; 

Yet then thy strength shall still defend, 

Thy goodness still delight to bless. 



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ZIORNING. 



That deeper shrde shall break away; 

That deeper sleep shall leave mine eyes; 
Thy light shall give eternal day; 

Thy love, the rapture of the skies. 



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L. M. 6l. 



Looldng unto Jesus. 

WHEN, streaming from the eternal skies, 
The morning light salutes mine eyes, 
O, Sun of Righteousness divine. 
On me with beams of mercy shine ! 
Oh ! chase the clouds of guilt away. 
And turn my darkness into day. 

And when to heaven's all-glorious King 
My morning sacrifice I bring, 
And, mourning o'er my guilt and shame, 
Ask mercy in my Saviour's name, — 
Then, Jesus, cleanse me with thy blood. 
And be my Advocate with God. 

When each day's scenes and labours close. 
And wearied nature seeks repose. 
With pardoning mercy richly blest. 
Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest; 
And, as each morning sun shall rise, 
Oh, lead me onward to the skies ! 

And at my life's last setting sun, — 
My conflicts o'er, my labours done, — 
Jesus, thy heavenly radiance shed. 
To cheer and bless my dying bed; 
And from death's gloom my spirit raise, 
To see thy face and sing thy praise. ' 

W. SHRUBSOLE. 



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L. M. 



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The Morning Hymn. 

GOD of the morning, at thy voice, ' ^ 
The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, 
And, like a giant, doth rejoice 

To run his journey through the skies.' 






» EVENING. 

Oh; like the sun, may I fulfil 
Th* appointed duties of the day; 

With ready mind and active will 

March on and keep my heavenly way. 

Give me thy counsels for my guide, / ' 

And then receive me to thy bliss; 

All my desires and hopes beside 

Are faint and cold compared with this. 

WATTS. 



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Go(Vs Goodness Acknowledged. C. M. 

1 /^NCE more, my soul, the rising day 
Vy Salutes thy waking eyes : 

Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay 

To him who rules the skies. • ' ^ 

2 Night unto night his name repeats : 

The day renews the sound, 
Wide as the heavens on which he sits^ ' 
To turn the seasons round. 

3 'Tis he supports my mortal frame; 

My tongue shall speak his praise, 
My sins would raise his wrath to flame,_ 
And yet his wrath delays. 

4 Great God, let all my hours be thine, 

While I enjoy the light: 
Then shall my sun in smiles decline, 

And bring a peaceful night. watts. 



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EVENING. 



bb f Evening Reflections. L. M. 

1 rriHUS far the Lord has led me on; I 
X. Thus far his power prolongs my days ; 
And every evening shall make known 
Some fresh memorial of his grace. 



EVENING. 



2 Much of my time has run to waste, 

And I, perhaps, am near my home; 
But he forgives my follies past; 

He gives me strength for days to come. 

3 I lay my body down to sleep; 

Fsace is the pillow for my head ; 
While well-appointed angels keep 

Their watchful stations round my bed. 

4 Thus, when the night of death shall come, 

My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, 
Arid wait thy voice to break my tomb. 
With sweet salvation in the sound. 

WATTS. 

O * Trusting God. L. M. 

1 f^ LORY to thee, my God, this night, 
vT For all the blessings of the light : 
Keep me, oh, keep me. King of kings, 
Bejneath the shadow of thy wings. 

2 Forgive me. Lord, for thy dear Son, 
The ills which I this day have done; 
That with the world, myself, and thfB, 
I, ere I sleep, at- peace may be. 

5 Teach me to live, that 1 may dread 
The grave as little as my bed; 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
With joy behold the judgment day. 

4 Be thou my guardian while I sleep; 
Thy watchful station near me keep; 
My heart with love celestial fill. 
And guard me from th' approach of Ul. 



KEN. 



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Si 



DeUgko in Evening Devotions. C. M. 

1 X LOVE to steal awhile away i. ■ 1 , 
X From every cumbering care^ 1. 
And spend the hours of setting day 
In humble, grateful p|:ayer. 



2 1 love in solitude to shed , 

The penitential tear, 
And all his promises to plead * > ; 

Where none but God can hear. 

3 I love to think on mercies past, ' /f 

And future good implore, 
And all my cares and scitows cast 
On him whom I adore. 

4 I love, by faith, to take a view 

Of brighter scer s in heaven; 
The prospect dot! my strength renew, 
While here by tempests driven. 

6 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er, 
May its departing ray . 
Be calm as this impressive hour, . ^ ** 

And lead to endless day. 

MRS. p. H. BROWN- 

OJ/ Confidence in OoiJCs Protection. 8s k 7s, 

1 CJAVIOUR, breathe an evening blessing, 
^3 Ere repose our spirits seal; 

Sin and want we come confessing: 
Thou canst save, and thou canst heal. 

2 Tnough the night be dark and dreary, 

Darkness cannot hide from thee; 
Thou art he who, never weary, .' ; 

Watchest where iJiy people be. * 

3 Though destruction walk around us. 

Though the aiTows past us fly, 
Angel guards from thee surround us; 
We are safe if thou art nigh. 

4 Should swift de£|,th this night o'ertake us, 

And our couch become our tomb. 
May the mem in heaven awake us. 
Clad in ligut and deathless bloom, 

^ JAMES ^DMESTOX. 

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Safety in God. 



L. M. 



1 C[UN of my soul, thou Saviour dear, 
K3 It is not night if thou be near; 
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise 
To hide theo from thy servant's eyes ! 

2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep. 

Be my last thought, How sweet to rest 
' Forever on my Saviour's breast I 

3 Abide with me from mom till eve, 
For without thee I cannot live; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without thee I dare not die. 

4 Come near and bless us when we wake. 
Ere through the world our way we take; 
Till in the ocean of thy love 

"We lose ourselves in heaven above. ' 

JOHN KEBLB. 



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Grateful Aclcnoioledgment. 



L. M. 



1 "IV/TY God, how endless is thy love? 



Thy gifts aie every evening new; 
And morning mercies from above 
Gently distil like early dew. 

2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, 

Great Guardian of my sleeping hours; 
Thy sovereign word restores the light. 
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 

3 I yield my powers to thy command; . 

To thee I consecrate my days ; 
Perpetual blessings from thy hand 
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 



Watts. 



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TRINITY. 



I li ' Glory to the Trinity. 8s, 7s k in. 

1 p< LORY be to God the Father, 
vJT Glory be to God the Son, 
Glory be to God the Spirit, 

Great Jehovah, Three in One ; 

Glory, glory. 
While eternal ages run! 

2 Glory be to him who loved us. 

Washed us from each spot and stain; 
Glory be to him who bought us, 
Made us kings with him to reign; 

Glory, glory. 
To the Lamb that once was slain. 

3 ** Glory, blessing, praise eternal!" 

Thus the choir of angels sing; 
"Honour, riches, power, dominion!" 

Thus its praise creation brings; 
Glory, glory, 
. Glory to the King of kings! anon. 



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Praise to the Trinity. 

1 ^l^TE give immortal praise, 

VV For God the Father's love, 
For all our comforts here, 
And better hopes above; 
He sent his own 
Eternal Son 
V To die for sins 

That we had done. 

2 To God the Son belongs 

Immortal glory too. 
Who bought us with his blood 
From everlasting woe : 



H. M- 



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TRINITY. 

And now he lives, 

And now he reigns. 
And sees the fruit 

Of all his pains. 

3 To God the Spirit's name 

Immortal worship give, 
Whose now-creating power 
Makes the dead sinner live : 
His work completes 
The great design. 
And tills the soul 
With joy divine. 

4 Almighty God, to thee 

, Be endless honours done,, 

The undivided Three, 

The great and glorious One : 
. Where reason fails, 

With all her powers. 
There faith prevails, 

And love adores. watts. 

llmionr to God^s Name, Tsl 

1 nnO the name of God on high, 
JL God of might and majesty, 

God of heavpn and earth and sea, 
Blessing, praise and glory be. 

2 To the name of Christ the Lord, 
Son of God, incarnate AVord, 

Christ, by whom all things were made. 
Be an endless honour paid. 

3 To the Holy Spirit be 
Equal praise eternally. 
With the Father and the Son, 
One in name, in glory one. 

4 This, the song of ages past, . ^, .... 
Song that shall forever last; 

Let the ages yet to be 

Join the joyful melody. bonar 



TRINITY. 

I O The Presence of the Trinity Desired. 6s k 4s. 

1 r^OME, thou almighty King, 
\j Help UH thy narao to sing, 

Help us to praise: / 

Father, all-glorious. 
O'er all victorious, 
Como, and reign over us. 

Ancient of Days. 

2 Come, thou incarnate Word, 
Gird on thy mighty sword; 

Our prayer attend : 
Come, and thy people bless 
And give thy Word success; 
Spirit of holiness, 

On us descend. 

3 Come, holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear, 

In this glad hour : 
Thou, who almighty art. 
Now rule in every heart. 
And ne'er from us depart. 

Spirit of power. 

4 To the great One-in-Three, 
The highest praises be, 

Hence evermore : • 

His sovereign majesty 
May we in glory see, ^ 

And to eternity 

Love and adore. 



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C. WESLEY. 



Praise to Father, Son and Spirit. L. M. 

1 "pi^AISES to him whose love has given, 
JT In Christ his Son, the Life of heaven; 
Who for our darkness gives us light, 

And turns to day our deepest night. 

2 Praises to him in grace who came, 
To bear our woe and sin and shame; 
Who lived to die, who died to rise, 
The God-accepted sacrifice. 

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GOD. 

3 Praises to him who sheds abroad 
Within our hearts the love of God,— 
The Spirit of all truth and peace, 
Fountain of joy and holiness. 

4 To Father, Son, and Spirit, now 

Our hands we lift, our knees wo bow; 
To Jah-Jehovah thus we raise 
The sinner's endless song of praise. 



BONAR. 



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Praise to the Trinity. L. M. 

LEST be the Father and his love, 
To whose celestial source wo owe 
Rivers of endless joy above. 

And rills of comfort here below. 

2 All praise to thee, great Son of God, 

From whose dear, wounded body rolls 
A. precious stream of vital blood. 
The fount of life for dying souls. 

3 We give thee, sacred Spirit, praise. 

Who, in our hearts of sin and woe, 
Mak'st living springs of grace 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. watts. 



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GOD. 
ATTRIBUTES. 



Eternity of God. 



C. M. 



1 fTlHROUGH endless years thou art the same, 
jL O thou eternal God ! 



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Ages to come shall know thy name, 
And tell thy works abroad. 



GOD. 

2 The strong foundations of the earth 

Of old by thee were laid ; 
By thee the beauteous arch of heaven 
With matchless skill was made. / 

3 Soon shall this goodly frame of things, 

Formed by thy powerful hand. 
Be, like a vesture, laid aside, 
And changed at thy command. 

4 But thy perfections, all divine, 

Eternal as thy days, , 

Through everlasting ages shine, ' 
. With undiminished rays. 

TATE & BP.ADY. 



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Infinitude of God. C. M. 

GREAT God, how infinite art tho^i! 
What worthless worms are we ! 
Let all thy race of creatures bow, 
And pay their praise 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. 

3 Eternity, with all its years, 

Stands present in thy view ; 
To thee there's nothing old appears; 
Great God, there's nothing new. 

4 Our lives through various scenes are drawn, 

And vexed with trifling cares. 
While thine eternal thought moves on 
Thine undisturbed afiairs. 

5 Great God, how infinite art thou ! 

What worthless worms are we ! 
Let all thy race of creatures bow. 

And pay their praise to thee. WATTS. 

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GOD. 



Omniscience. 



CM. 



1 TN*all my vast concerns with thee, 
jL In vain my soul would try 

To shun 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 ways, 
And secrets of my breast. 

3 My thoughts lie open to the Lord, 

Before they're formed within; 
And ere my lips pronounce the word, 
He knows the sense I mean. 

4 Oh, wondrous knov/ledge, deep and high I 

Where can a creature hide ] 
Within thy circling i;rms I lie. 

Enclosed on every side. ' ! 

5 So let thy grace surround me still, 

And like a bulwark prove, * 

To guard my soul from every ill. 
Secured by sovereign love. 



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Omniscience. L. M. 

LORD, thou hast searched and seen me 
through; 
Thine eye commands, with piercing view^ 
My rising and my resting hours. 
My heart and flesh, with all their powers. 

My thoughts, befoi-e they are my own. 
Are to my God distinctly known; 
He knows the words T mean to speak, 
Ere from my opening lips they break. 

Within thy circling power I stand; 
On every side I find thy hand ; 
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, 
I am surrounded still with God. 



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GOD. 

4- Amazang knowledge, vast and great! 
What large extent ! what lofty height ! 
My soul, with all the powers I boast, 
Is in the boundless prospect lost. 

6 Oh, may these 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. watts. 



God with us Everywhere. L. M. 

1 /^ LORD, how full of sweet content 
\-^ Our years of pilgrimage are spent ! 
Where'er we dwell, we dwell with thee, 
In heaven, in earth, or on the sea. 

2 To us remains nor place nor time; 

Our country is in every clime; I ■ 

We can be calm and free from care 
On any shore, since God is there. 

3 While place we seek, or place we shun, 
The soul finds happiness in none ; 

But with our God to guide our way, 
'Tis equal joy to go or stay. 

4 Could we be cast where thou art not, 
That were indeed a dreadful lot; 
But regions none remote we call. 
Secure of finding God in all. 



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Omnipresence. 



L. M. 



1 XTTHERE can we hido or whither fly, 

T T Lord, to escape thy piercing eyel 
With thee it is not day and night. 
But darkness shineth as the light. 

2 Where'er we go, whate'er pursue. 
Our ways are open to thy view. 

Our motives read, our thoughts exyjlored, 
Our hearts revealed to thee, O Lord. 



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OOD. 

3 Is there throughout all worlds one spot, 
One lonely wild where thou art not? 
The hosts of heaven enjoy thy care, 
And those of hell know thou art there. 

4 Awake, asleep, where none intrude, 
Or 'midst the thronging multitude, 
In every land, on every sea, 

We are suiTounded still with thee. 

5 Search us, O God, and know each heart; 
With every idol bid us part; 

" Make us to keep thy holy ways, 
And live to utter forth thy praise. 

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God Searches the Heart. 



L. M. 



1 r I iHOU know'st me, Lord; 'tis thine to view 

X Whate'er I am, whate'er I do ; 

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When up I rise, when down I lie, ' 

I still am in thine awful eye. 

2 My inmost thought, my lightest word, 
By thee is seen, by thee is heard, " 
Thy wonder-working hand I find 
Around, before me, and behind. 

3 Where from thy presence could I flee? 
Where find a refuge. Lord, from thee? 
From heaven thou shin'st in glory down, 
And hell is darkened by thy frown. 

4 On morning's wings beyond the sea 

I fly, but cannot fly from thee, ,; 

I plunge me in the depths of night; 
i)ne look from thee makes darkness light. 

5 Father of mercy, God of grace, 

I cannot, would not shun thy face; 
No, be it rather mine to prove 
An Omnipresent God of love. anon. 

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GOD. 

OD Goodness of God. C. M. 

1 rpHY goodness, Lord, our souls confess; 
X Thy goodness we adore; 

' A spring whose blessings never fail, 

A sea without a shore. ^ 

2 Sun, moon, and stars thy love declare, 

In every golden ray; 
Love draws the curtains of the night, 
And love brings back the day. 

3 Thy bounty every season crowns .' 

With all the bliss it yields, ^ • :?n" 
With joyful clusters loads the vines - . ' > 
With strengthening grain the fields. 

4 But chiefly, thy compassion, Lord, * f! 

Is in the gospel seen; , - i. 

There, like a sun, thy mercies shines, '- 

Without a cloud between. i-^-i 

6 There pardon, peace, and holy joy, : vf 

Through Jesus' name are given; ., : ( * 
He on the cross was lifted high, 

That we might reign in heaven. OIBBOXS. 

O t) Infinite Perfections of God. L. M. 

1 TTIGH in the heavens, eternal God, * 
XX Thy goodness in full glory shines: 
Thy truth shall break through every cloud 

That veils and darkens thy designs. 

2 For ever firm thy justice stands. 

As mountains their foundations keep; 
Wise are the wonders of thy hands; 
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 

3 O God, how excellent thy grace. 

Whence all our hope and comfort spring ! 
The sons of Adam, in distress. 
Fly to the shadows of thy wing. 

4 In the provisions of thy house 

We still shall find a sweet repast; 
There mercy, like a river, flows. 

And brings salvation to our taste. watt&. 

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GOD. 



• God of all Goodness. L. M. 

1 /^ OD of the world ! thy glories shine, 

vT Through earth and heaven, with rays divine; 
Thy smile gives beauty to the flower, 
Thine anger to the tempest power. 

2 God of our lives ! the throbbing heart 
Doth at th7 beck its actions start; 
Throbs on^ obedient to thy will, 

Or ceases at thy fatal chill. 

3 God of eternal life ! thy love 
Doth every stain of sin remove ; 

The cross, the cross, — its hallowed light 
Shall drive from earth her cheerless night. 

4 God of all goodness ! to the skies » 
Our hearts in grateful anthems rise; 
And to thy service shall be given 
The rest of life, the whole of heaven. 

S. S. CUTTING. 



OO The Mercy of God. S. M. 

1 ly/TY soul, repeat his praise, 
Xf-L Whose mercies are so great, 
Whose anger is so slow to rise. 

So ready to abate. 

2 His power subdues our sins, 

And his forgiving love. 
Far as the east is from the west 
Doth all our guilt remove. 

3 High as the heavens are raised / 

Above the ground we tread, 
So far the riches of his grace 

Our highest thoughts excoed. watts. 

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OOD. 



Dimne Protection. 



CM. 



1 /~\ GOD, our help in ages past, 
\J Our hope for years to come, 
Our shelter from the stormy blast, 

And our eternal home. 

2 Beneath the shadow of thy throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure; 
Sufficient is thine arm alone, 
And our defence is sure. 

3 Before the hills in order stood. 

Or earth received her frame. 
From everlasting thou art God; 
To endless years the same. 

4 Thv word commands our flesh to dust, — 

" Return, ye sons of men;" 
All nations rose from earth at first, 
And turn to earth again. 

5 O God, our help in ages past. 

Our hope for years to come, 
Be thou our guard while troubles last. 
And our eternal home. watts. 



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Grateful Praise. , L. M. 

1 TTT'ITH all my powers of heart and tongue, 

T T I'll praise my Maker in my song; 
Angels shall hear the notes I raise. 
Approve the song, and join the praise. 

2 To God I cried, when troubles rose, ? ^i 
He heard me, and subdued my foes; evj |; 
He did my rising fears control, 1 1 / : 
And strength diffused through all my soul. 

3 Amid a thousand snares I stand, , ' C 
Upheld and guarded by his hand; 

His words mv faintinij soul revive, v 

And keep my dying faith alive. 

4 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord; 
I'll sing the wonders of thy Word; 
Not all the works and names below 

So much thy power and glory show. watts. 

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HOD. 



fj I Truth cmd Goodness of God, C. M. 

1 "pAITHFUL, O Lord, thy mercies are, 
X; A rock that cannot move; 

A thousand promises declare 
Thy constancy of love. 

2 Thou waitest to be gracious still ; 

Thou dost with sinners bear, 
That, saved, we may thy goodness feel, 
And all thj- grace declare. 

3 Its streams the whole creation reach, 

So plenteous is the store ; 
Enough for all, enough for each, 
Enough for evermore. 

4 Throughout the universe it reigns ; 

It stands forever sure; 
And while thy truth, O God, remains, 
Thy goodness shall endure. " 

MONTGOMERY. 



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Divine Perfections. 



L. M. 



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THE Lord ! how wondrous are his ways ! 
How firm his truth ! how large his grace ! 
He takes his mercy for his throne, 
And thence he makes his glories known. 

Not half so high his power hath spread . 
The starry heavens above our head. 
As his rich love exceeds our praise, 
Exceeds the highest hopes we raise. 

Not half so far as nature placed 
The rising morning from the west, 
As his forgiving grace removes 
The daily guilt of those he loves. 

How slowly doth his wrath arise! 

On swifter wings salv^ation flies; ^ , . 

Or, if he lets his anger burn. 

How soon his frowns to pity turn ! 



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•e. 



5 His everlasting love is sure 

To all his saints, and shall endure; 
From age to age his truth shall reign, 
Nor children's children hope in vain. 



WATTS. 



3RY. 



M. 



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y O F'>'aise for GocVa Goodness. C. M. 

1 CJ'WEET is the memory of thy grace, 
O My God, my heavenly King; 
Let age to age thy righteousness 

In songs of glory sing. 

2 God reigns on high, but ne'er confines 

His goodness to the skies; ' 

Through all the earth his bounty shines, 
And every want supplies. 

3 How kind are thy compassions. Lord ! 

How slow thy anger moves ! 
But soon he sends his pardoning word. 
To cheer the souls he loves. 

4 Sweet is the memory of thy grace. 

My God, my heavenly King ! 
Let age to age thy righteousness 

In songs of glory sing. WATTS. 

«J4" Divine Compassion. S. M. 

1 mHE pity of the Lord, 

-L To those that fear his name. 
Is such as tender parents feel; 
He knows our feeble frame. 

2 He knows we are but dust. 

Scattered with every breath; 
His anger, like a rising wind. 
Can send us swift to death. 

3 Our days are as the grass. 

Or like the morning flower; 
When blasting winds sweep o'er the field, 
It withers in an hour. ♦ 

• 4 But thy compassions. Lord, 
To endless years endure; 
And children's children ever find 

Thy words of promise sure. watts. 

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Holiness of God. 0. M. 

1 TTOLY and reverend is the name 
XI Of our eternal King; 
"Thrice holy Lord," the angels cry; 

"Thrice holy," let us sing. 

2 The c eepcst reverence of the mind, 

Pay, O my soul, to God; 
Lift, with thy hands, a holy heart, 
To his subliii^e ahode. 

3 With sacred awe pronounce his name, 

Whom words nor thoughts can reach; 
A contrite heart shall please him more 
Than noblest form of speech. 

4 Thou Holy God, preserve my soul 

From all pollution free; 
The pi>Te in heart are thy dolight, 

And they thy face shall see. needham. 



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6^06^ is Love. 



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54 



1 /^OME, ye that know and fear the Lord, 
\j And raise your souls above; 

Let every heart and voice accord 
To sin,T that God is love. 

2 This precious truth his Word declares, 

And all his mercies prove; 
While Christ, th' atoning Lamb, appears, 
To show that God is love. 

3 Behold, his loving kindness waits 

For those who from him rove. 
And calls of mercy reach their hearts, 
To teach them God is love. 

4 Ob, may we all, while here below. 

This best of blessings prove; ^ ■ 

Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds, 
Shall shout that God is love. 

GEORGE BURDEB 






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HAM. 
M. 






y 4 God Protects His People. 0. M. 

1 rriHROUGH all the changing scenes of life, 
-L In trouble and in joy, 

The praises of my God shall still 
My heart and tongue employ. 

2 The hosts of God encamp around 

The dwellings of the just; 
Protection he affords to all 

Who make his name their trust. 

3 Oh, make but trial of his love! 

Experience will decide 
How blest are they, and only they, 
Who in his trutJi confide. 

4 Fear him, ye saints, and you will then 

Have nothing else to fear; 
Make you his service your delight, 
He'll make your wants his care. 



TATE & BRADY. 



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The Love of God. C. P. M. 

1 /^H, wondrous, vast, sui'passing love, 
V^ The theme of heavenly hosts above. 

And of the saints below ! 
We only know in part while here; 
But when in glory we appear. 

Then shall we fully know. 

2 It is a mystery divine 

Wliere justice, mercy, truth, combine 

God's glory to display! . {' 

His righteousness is satisfied, ; ' 

Since Christ for us in love hath died, 
And borne our curse away. 

3 'Midst all the changing scenes around. 
In this no change can e'er be found. 

For God himself is love. 
Though earthly things shall all decay. 
And heaven and earth shall pass away. 

Yet this shall ne'er remove. 

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CREATING AND OOVERNINQ. 

4 Once lovtid in Christ, forever loved ! 
God's counsel'd purpose stands unmov'd, 

Eternally the same : 
And when wo change this house of clay, 
We shall throughout eternal day 

God's endless love proclaim! 



ANON. 



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L. M. 



God Worthy of all Praise. 

1 "OE thou exalted, O my God, . 

-13 Above the heavens where angels dwell; 
Thy power on earth be known abroad. 
And land to land thy wonders tell. 

2 My heaii; is fixed; my song shall raise 

Immortal honours to his name; 
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise, 
His wondrous goo'lness to proclaim. 

3 High o'er the earth his mercy reigns. 

And reaches to the utmost sky; 
His truth to endless years remains, 
When lower worlds dissolve and die. 

4 Be thou exalted, O my God, 

Above the heavens whore angels dwell ; 
Thy power on earth be known abroad. 
And land to land thy wonders tell. 

WATTS. 



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The Eternal Throne of God. L. M. 



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1 TEHOYAH reigns; he dwells in light, 
V Girded with majesty and might; 
The world, created by his hands. 

Still on its firm foundation stands. 

2 But ere this spacious world was made. 
Or had its first foundation laid, 

Thy throne eternal ages stood. 
Thyself the ever-living God. 



OREATIMG AND OOYERinNO. 

9 Like floods the angry nations rise, 
Aiid aim their rngo against the skies; 
Vain floods that aim their rage so high! 
At thy rebuke the billows die. 

4 Forever shall his throne endure ; 
His promise stands forever sure; 
And everlasting holiness • 

Becomes the dwellings of his grace. 



WATTS, 



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101 



The Heavens declare God^s Glory. L, M. 

1 nnHE spacious firmament on high, 

X With all the blue ethereal sky, ' ' 
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, 
Their great original proclaim. ,. .i-ftn > 

2 Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, 
Does his Creator's power display, . 
And publishes to every land 

The work of an almighty hand. ;. ,. j 

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; — ; . x i 

4 While all the stars that round her bum, 
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 shine, 
** The hand that made us is divine !" 



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ADDISON. 
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CREATING AND OOYERNINO. 

xUiw God the Builder of all Things. C. M. 

1 T SING th' almighty power of God, , 
X That made the mountains rise; 
That spread the flo"^v^ing seas abroad, 

And built the lofty skies. 

2 1 sing the wisdom that ordained 

The sun to rule the day; 
The moon shines full at his command^ 
And all the stars obey. 

3 I sing the goodness of the Lord, 

That filled the earth with food; 
He formed the creatures with his word. 
And then pronounced them good. 

4 There's not a plant or flower below 

But makes thy glories known; 
And clouds arise and tempests blow, 
By order from thy throne. 

5 Creatures that borrow life from thee 

' Are subject to thy care; . 
There's not a place where we can flee, 

But God is present there. watts. 



Benevolence of God^s Decrees. C. M. 



103 

1 O INGE all the varying scenes of time 
lO God's watchful eye surveys, 

Oh, who so wise to choose our lot, 
f. Or to appoint our ways ! 

2 Good, when he gives, supremely good; 

Nor lesa when he denies; J^ 

E'en crosses, from his sovereign hand, 
Are blessings in disguise. 

3 Why should we doubt a father's love, 

So constant and so kind] 
To his \merring, gracious will 

Be every wish resigned. hbrvet. 



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CREATING AND GOVERNINO. 



Mysteries of Providence. 



CM. 



■J 



1 /^ OD moves in a mysterious way 
vJT His wonders to perform; 

He plants his footsteps in the 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 fearful 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 feeble sense, 

But trust him for his grace; 
Behind a frowning providence, 
He hides a smiling face. 

6 His purposes will ripen fast. 
Unfolding every hour; 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. - 



6 Blind unbelief is sure to err. 
And scan his works in vain; 
But God's his own interpreter. 

And he will make it plain. cowper. 



10 



O Rejoice, for the Lord Reigneth. L. M. 

1 fTlHE Lord is King; lift up thy voice, 
JL earth, and all ye heavens rejoice; 
From world to world the joy shall ring, 

The Lord Omnipotent is King ! |. 

2 The Lord is King; child of the dust, L 
The Judge of all the earth is just: 

Holy and true are all his ways : 
Let every creature speak his praise. 

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CREATING AND GOVERNING. 



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3 He reigns: ye saints, exalt your strains: 
Your God is King, your Father reigns; 
And he is at the Father's side, 

The Man of love, the Crucified. ■ ' 

4 Come, make your wants, your burdens known, 
He will present them at the throne; 

And angel bands are waiting there. 
His messages of love to bear. 

5 Oh, when his wisdom can mistake, 
His might decay, his love forsake, 
Then may his children cease to sing. 

The Lord Omnipotent is Kingl conder. 

106 L. M. 

Perfections of God combined in his Government. 

1 TEHOVAH reigns; his throne is high; 
V 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. 

3 Through all his works his wisdom shines. 
And baffles Satan's deep designs; 

His power is sovereign to fulfil 
The noblest counsels of his will. 

4 And will this glorious Lord descend 
To be my Father and my Friend? 
Then let my songs with angels' join; 
Heaven is secure, if God be mine. 



God our Defence. 



107 

1 "VrO change of time shall ever shock 
-L 1 My trust, O Lord, in thee : 



WATTS. 



CM. 



fO 



For thou hast always been my rock, 
A sure defence to me. 



CREATING AND OOYERNING. 

2 Thou our deliverer art, O God; 

Our trust is in thy power; 
Thou art our shield from foes abroad, 

Our safeguard and our tower. t 

3 To thee will we address our prayer, 

To whom all praise we owe; 
Oh, may we, by thy watchful care, 
Be saved from eveiy foe. 

4 Then let Jehovah be adored, 

On whom our hopes depend : 
For who, except the mighty Lord, 

His people can defend'? tate & bbadt. 

xUO TliQ Mysteries of Providence. L. M. 

1 T ORD, how mysterious are thy ways ! 

-LJ How blind are we ! how mean our praise ! 
Thy steps, can mortal eyes explore] 
'Tis ours to wonder and adore, 

2 The deep decrees from our dim sight 
Are hid in shades of awful night; 
Amid the lines, with curious eye. 
Not angel minds presume to pry. 

3 Great God, I would not ask to see 
What in my coming life shall be; 
Enough for me if love divine. 

At length, through every cloud shall shine. 

4 Yet this my soul desires to know, 
Be this my only wish below, 

That Christ be mine; this great request 
Grant, bounteous God, and I am blest ! 

ANNA STEELE. 



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The Darkness of Providence. L. M. 



1 T ORD, we adore thy vast designs, ' ^^ 
JLJ The obscure abyss of providence, 
Too deep to sound with morttil linep, 
Too dark to view with feeble sexiAe. 



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When thou dost clothe thine awful face 

In angry frowns, without a smile, 
We, through the cloud, believe thy grace, 

Secure of thy compassion still. 
Through seas and storms of deep distress 

We s.xil by faith and not by sight; ' 
Faith guides us, in the wilderness. 

Through all the terrors of the night. 
Dear Father, if thy lifted rod 

Resolves to scourge us here below, 
Still let us lean upon our God : 

Thine arm shall bear liS safely through. 

WATTS. 



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02 



Tim Lord is my Shepherd. S. M. 

THE Lord my Shepherd is; 
I shall be well supplied; 
Since he is mine, and I am his, ^ 

What can I want beside? 
He leads me to the place 

Where heavenly pasture grows, 
Where living waters gently pass, 

And full salvation flows. 
If e'er I go astray, 

He doth my soul reclaim, 
And guides me, in his own right way, 

For his most holy name. 
While he affords his aid, 

I cannot yield to fear; 
Though I should walk through death's 
dark shade. 

My Shepherd's with me there. 
In sight of all my foes. 

Thou dost my table spread: 
My cup with blessings overflows, 

And joy exalts my head. 
The bounties of thy love 

Shall crown my future days; 
Nor from thy house will I remove, 

Nor cease to speak thy praise. watts. 



Ill 



CREATING AND GOVERNING. 



Submission to God's Decrees. 



L. M. 



1 TTTAIT, O my soul, thy Maker's will; 

▼ T Tumultuous passions, all be still; , 
Nor let a murmuring thought arise*; 
His ways are just, his counsels wise. 

2 He in the thickest darkness dwells; .. 
Performs his work, the cause conceals; 
But, though his methods are unknown. 
Judgment and truth support his throne. 

3 In heaven and ear'uh and air and seas, 
He executes his firm decrees; 

And by his saints it stands confessed. 
That what he does is ever best. 

4 Wait, then, my soul, submissive wait, . 
Prostrate before his awful seat; 

And, 'midst the teiTors of his rod, - 
Trust in a wise and gracious God. 

BEDDOME. 



112 



God the Trust of His Saints* C M* 

1 f\ THOU, my light, my life, my joy, 
\J My glory, and my all ; 

I -^nt by thee, no good can come, 

^ evil can befall. \ ; 

2 Su are thy schemes of providence. 

And methods of thy grace. 
That I may safely trust in thee 
Through all. this wilderness. 

Z 'Tis thine outstretched and powerful arm 
Upholds me in the way; 
And thy rich bounty well supplies , , 
The wants of every day. 

4 Eor such compassion, my God, 

Ten thousand thanks are due; " 

For such compassion I esteem 
Ten thousand thanks too few. 

MONTGOMEBT. 



CREATING AND OOVERNINCT. 

A i O God our Refuge. 

/^ OD is the refuge of his saints, 



L.M 



1 



When storms of sharp distress invade; 
Ere we can offer our comnlaints, 

Behold him present with his aid. i ' 

2 Leb mountains from their seats be hurled . 

Down to the deep, and buried there, 
Convul"»ions 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. 

4 There is a stream, whose gentle 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, 

Our grief allays, our fear controls; 
Sweet peace thy promises afford. 

And give new strength to fainting souls. 

WATTSl 



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Sovereign Purposes of God. C. M. 

1 "TZ" EEP silence, all created things, 
JLV- And wait your Maker's nod; 

My soul stands trembling while she sings 
The honours of her God. 

2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown. 

Hang on his firm decree; \ 

He sits OP. no precarious throne^ 
Nor borrows leave to be. 

3 His providence unfolds a book 

In which his counsels shine; ',. 
Each opening leaf, and every stroke,, 
Fulfils some deep design. 



CREATING AND GOYEBNING. 

4 Here, he exalts neglected worms 
j^ To sceptres and a crown ; 

■ And there, the following page he turns, 
And casts the monarch down. 

5 In thy fair Book of Life and grace, 

Oh, may I find my name 
Recorded in some humble place, ,■ ■ .r ^ 
Beneath my Lord, the I^mb. 

WATia 

115 ■ L. M.6L. 

Jehovah the Shepherd of His People. 

1 rpiHE 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 noonday walks he shall attend, 
And all my midnight hours defend. 

2 When in the sultry glebe I faint, ; ■:. 
Or on the thii*sty mountain pant, • 

To fertile vales and dewy meads ?! 

My weary, wandering steps he leads, 
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, 
Amid the verdant landscape flow. 

3 Though in the paths of death I tread, I 
With gloomy horrors ovei'spread, f 
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, 

For thou, O Lord, art with me still; 

Thy friendly rod shall give me aid, 

And guide me through the dreadful shade. 

4 Though in a bare and rugged way, 
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray, 
Thy presence shall my pains beguile; 
The barren wilderness shall smile. 
With sudden green and herbage crowned, 
And streams shall murmur all around. 

ADDISON. 

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CREATING AND GOVERNINO. 



116 



Light in Darkness. L. M. 

1 X ORD, my weak thought in vain would climb 
J-J To search the starry vault profound; 

In vain would wing her flight sublime, 
To find creation's utmost bound. 

2 But weaker yet that thought must prr fl 

To search thy gieat eternal plan, 

Thy sovereign counsels, bom of love 

Long ages ere the world began. 

3 When my dim reason would demand 

Why that or this thou dost ordain, 
By some vast deep I seem to stand, 
Whose secrets I must ask in vain. 

4 When doubts disturb my troubled breast, 

And all is dark as night to me. 
Here, as on solid rock, I rest, — 
That so it seemeth good to thee. 

6 Be this my joy, that evermore 

Thou rulest all things at thy will; 
Thy sovereign wisdom I adore, 

And calmly, sweetly trust thee still. 

•'^o.- ■: 5V-^ RAY PALMER. 

117 The God of Bethel. C. M. 

1 r\ GOD of Bethel ! by whose hand 
\J Thy people still are fed; 
Who through this weary pilgrimage 

Hast all our fathers led. 

2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present 

Before thy throne of grace : 
God of our fathers ! be the God 
Of their succeeding race. 

3 Through each perplexing path of life 

Our wand'ring footsteps guide; 
Give us each day our daily bread, 
And raiment fit provide. 
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O spread thy cov'ring wings around, 
Till all our wanderings ceafie, 

And at our Father's lov'd abode 
Our souls arrive in peace. 

Such blessings from thy gracious hand 
Our humble prayers implore; 

And thou shalt be our chosen God, 
And portion evermore. 



DODDRIDGE. 



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iMER. 



). M. 



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Gratitude. 



CM. 



1 TXTHEN all thy mercies, O my God, 

▼ ▼ My rising soul surveys, 
Transported with the view, I'm lost : 
In wonder, love, and praise. 

2 XJnnumber'd comforts on my soul 

Thy tender care bestowed, 
Before my infant heart conceived 
From whom those comforts flowed. 

3 When in the slippery paths of youth 

With heedless steps I ran, 
Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe. 
And led me up to man. 

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 

My daily thanks employ; 
Nor is the least a cheerful heart. 
That tastes those gifts with joy. 

6 Through every period of my life. 
Thy goodness I'll pursue; 
And after death, in distant worlds. 
The glorious theme renew^. 

6 Through all eternity, to thee 
A grateful song I'll raise : 
But oh ! eternity's too short 
To utter all thy praise. 



ADDISON. 

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CREATING AND GOYERNINO. 



119 



The Shepherd. C. M. 

1 rpHE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll no+ want: 
JL Ho makes me down to lie 

In pastures green : he leadeth me n 
Thb quiet waters by. 

2 My soul he doth restore again; 

And me to walk doth make 
Within the paths of righteousness, 
Even for his own name's sake. 

3 Yea, thpugh I walk in death's dark vale, 

Yet will I fear none ill : 
For thou art with me; and thy rod 
And staflf me comfort still. 

4 My table thou hast furnished 

In presence of my foes; 
My head thou dost with oil anoint, ,, 
And my cup overflows. 

5 Goodness and mercy all my life 

Shall surely follow me; 
And in God's house for evennore 
My dwelling place shall be. 



SCOTCH VERSION. 



God is Love. 



8s & 7s. 



120 

1 /~^ OD is love; his mercy brightens 
vJT All the paths in which we rove; 
Bliss he wakes, and woe he lightens — 

God is wisdom, God is love. 

2 Chance and change are busy ever; 

Man decays, and ages move; 
But his mercy waneth never — - „ 
God is wisdom, God is love. 

3 E'en the hour that darkest seemeth, 

Will his changeless goodness prove; 
Prom the gloom his brightness streameth — 
God is wisdom, God is love, 
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OREATING AND GOVERNING. 



He with earthly cares entwineth 
Hope and comfort from above : 

Everywhere his glory shineth — 
God is wisdom, God is love. 

SIR JOHN BOWRINO. 



121 



The Believer' 8 Safety. 



CM. 



1 "V/TY Shepherd will supply my need; 
JLtJL Jehovah is his name; 

In pastures fresh he makes me feed, 
Beside the living stream. 

2 He brings my wandering spirit back, Ch \:i 

When I forsake his ways; * 

And leads me, for his mercy's sake, 
In paths of truth and grace. 

3 When I walk through the shades of death. 

Thy presence is my stay : 
A word of thy supporting breath 
Drives all my fears away. 

4 The sure provisions of my God 

Attend me all my days; 
Oh, may thine house be mine abode, 
And all my works be praise. 

5 There would I find a settled rest. 

While others go and come; 
No more a stranger or a guest, 

But like a child at home. watts. 



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Providence and Grace Reviewed. L. M. 6l. 



CAN I forget the wondrous ways 
By which thou hast thy servant led 
Through a long, lonely wilderness? 

How strangely kept, how strangely fed ! 
Tempted and proved by hopes and fears, 
I roved for many tedious years. 



REDEEMING. 



Provoked, thou didst not quite deport. 

But further yet the Spirt tried, 
And sliowod the evil of my heart, 

Tlie stubbornness, deceit, and pride, 
My depth of unbelief to prove, 
And groan beneath thy humbling love. 

Thy love's design I now perceive ; % 

Me to myself that love hath shown. 

Justly thou didst thy servant leave, 
To come again and claim thine own ; 

To save, when all my griefs were past, 

And do me endless good at last. ANDERSON. 






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Perseverance. 



CM. 



1 



BELIEVERS now are tossed about, 
On life's tempestuous main; 
But grace assures, beyond a doubt. 
They shall their port attain. 

2 They must, they shall appear one day 

Before their Saviour's throne ; 
The storms they meet with by the way 
But make his power known. 

3 Their passage lies across the brink 

Of many a threatening wave; 
The world expects to see them sink, 
But Jesus lives to save. 

4 Lord, though we are but feeble worms, ' 

Yet, since thy word is past. 
We'll venture through a thousand storms, 
To see thy face at last. J. newton. 



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REDEEMING. 



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"Bless the Lord, my Soul." L. M. 



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1 T>LESS, O my soul, the livirLg God; 



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Call home thy thoughts that rpve abroad : 
Let all the powers within me joiij 
In work and worship so divine. 



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REDEEMING. 



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I. 



N. 



I. 



2 Bless, O my soul, the God of grace: 
His favours claim thy highest praise: 
Let not the wonders ho hath wrought 
Be lost in silence, and forgot. 

3 'Tis he, my soul, that sent his Son 

To die for crimes which thou hast done; 
He owns the ransom, and forgives 
The hourly follies of our lives. 

4 Let every land his power confess; 
Let al) the earth adore his grace; 

My heart and tongue with rapture join, 
In work and worship so divine. WATTS. 



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L. M. 



Praise for Christ. 

1 "VrOW to the Lord a noble song! v 
-i- 1 Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue, 
Hosanna to th' eternal name. 

And all his boundless love proclaim. 

2 See where it shines in Jesus' face, — 
The brighest image of his grace; 
God, in the person of his Son, 

Has all his mightiest works outdone. 

3 Grace ! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme ! 
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus* name; 
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound; 

Ye heavens, reflect it to the ground. 

4 Oh, may I reach the happy place, 

Where he unveils his lovely face, 

His beauties there may I behold. 

And sing his name to harps of gold. 

WATTS. 



126 



Praise for Redeeming Grace. L. M. 

1 A WAKE, my tongue; thy tribute bring 
J^\. To him who gave thee power to siug; 
Praise him who has all praise above, 
The source of wisdom and of love. 

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RRI>Z2iMIN0. 

2 How vast his knowledge! how profound! 

A depth where all our thoughts are drowned; 
The stars he numbers, and their names 
He giveG to all those heavenly flair 3S. 

3 Through each bright world above, behold 
Ten thousand thousand charms unfold; 
Earth, air, and mighty seas combine 

To sp'^"^ ^ * wisdom all divine. 

4 But in reaemption, oh, what grace ! 

Its wonders, oh, what thought can trace ! 
Here wisdom shines forever bright; 
Praise him, my soul, with sweet delight. 

NEEDHAM. 



jL/ui Tfiumphing in the Grace of God. C. M. 

1 ' A E/ISE, my soul, my joyful powers, 
jlJl. And triumph in my God; 
Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim 
His glorious grace abroad. 

2 He raised me from the deeps of sin, 

The gates of gaping hell, 
And fixed my standing more secure 
Than 'twas before I fell. 

3 The arms oC everlasting love 

Benentli my soul he placed, 
And on the Rock of Ages set 
My slippery footsteps fast. 

4 The city of my bless'd abode 
r'( Is walled around with grace; 

Salvation for a bulwr.rk stands , 

.7 ■ ., • To shield the sacred place. 

5 Arise, T^y soul; awake, my voice, * ^• 
i) And tunes of pleasure sing; 

Loud hallelujahs shall address 

My Saviour and my Ring. WATTS. 

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M. 



Loving Kindness of the Lord. C. M- 

1 "Y^E humble souls, approach your God 

JL With songs of sacred praise; 
For he is good, supremely good, 

And kind are all his ways. ^ ^- ? 

2 All nature owns his guardian carej 

In him we live and move; -' 

But nobler benefits declare . 

The wonders of his love. 

3 He gave his well-beloved Son 

To save our souls from sin; 
'Tis here he makes his goodness known, 
And proves it all divine. 

4 To this sure refuge, Lord, we come, 

And here our hope relies; 
A safe defence, a peaceful home, 
When storms of trouble rise. 

5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard, 

The souls who trust in thee; 
Their humble hope thou wilt reward 
With bliss divinely free. 

ANNA STEELE. 



129 







FTS. 



• God^s Love Seen in Christ. L. M. 

LOYE of God, how strong and true! ' 
Eternal, and yet ever new ; v 
Uncomprehended and unbought, 
Beyond all knowledge, and all thought. 

We read thee best in him who came f - 

To bear for us the cross of shame ; - 
Sent by the Father from on high, 
Our life to live, our death to die. _ • 

We read thy power to bless and save, 
E'en in the darkness of the grave; 
Still more in resurrection light. 
We read the fulness of thy might 



KEDEEBtlNG. 



4 love of God, our shield and stay/ 
Through all the perils of our way; 
Eternal love, in thee we rest, 



Forever safe, fc rever blest I 



BONARL 



130 



Faithfulness of God. C. M^ 

1 TTJEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly fheme, 
J3 And speak some boundless thing: 

, The mighty works, or mightier name, 
Of our eternal King. 

2 Tell of his wondi-ous faithfulness. 

And sound his power abroad; 
Sing the sweet promise of his grace;^ 
And the perfonning God. 

3 His very word of grace is strong 

As that which built the skies ; 
The voice that rolls the stars along^ 
Speaks all the promises. 

4 Oh, might I hear thy heavenly tongue 

But whisper, " Thou art mine !" 
Those gentle words would raise my song 



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T7ie Truth mid Faithfulness of God. C M- 

1 l\if"Y never-ceasing songs shall show 
Jj-L The mercies of tlie Lord, 
And make succeeding ages know 

How faithful is his word. 

2 The sacred truths his lips pi'onounce. 

Shall firm as heaven endure; 
And if he speaks a promise once, 
Th' eternal grace is sure. 

3 How kug the race of David held 

The promised Jewish throne ! 
But there's a nobler covenant seaFd 
To David's greater Son. 



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REDEEMING. 

His seed for ever shall possess 

A throne above the skies; 
The meanest subject of his grace 
,, Shall to that glory rise. . ■ / 

Lord God of hosts, thy wondrous ways 

Are sung by saints above; 
And saints on earth their honours raise 

To thine unchanging love. watts. 



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The Heavenly Zion. 



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1 "V/TY soul, triumphant in the Lord, 



Shall tell its joys abroad; 
And march with holy vigour on, 
Supported by its God. 

Through all the winding maze of life, 
His hand hath been my guide ; 

And in that long experienced care 
My heart shall still confide. 

His grace through all the desert flows, 

An unexhausted stream : 
That gi'ace, on Zion's sacred mount, 

Shall be my endless theme. 

Beyond the choicest joys of earth, 

These distant courts I love: 
But O ! I bum with strong desire 

7-0 view thy house above. 

Mingled with all the shining band, 

My soul would there adore; 
A pillar in thy temple fixed, 

To be removed no more. Doddridge. 



133 



Persevering Grace. C M. 

1 TJEJOICE, believer, in the Lord, 
XV' Who makes your cause his own; 
The hope that's built upon his Word 
Can ne'er be overthrown. 

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HRDKBMINa. 

S Though many fom bnsot your i*oft4, 
Ami Aiobln iH ytmi* ann ; 
Your \\t\\ IN hill with ('lu'iNt in God, 
Hovoud tho roach of hitnu. 

3 Woak an you art*, you Hhall not- faint, ' 

Or, fainting, Hhall not. <li«<; 
JoHUN, <.h(> HirtMjgth (»f ovory Haint, 
Will Mill you from on iiigli. 

4 Tliough Monu>tinu>H unnorcrivtHl by houbo, 

Faitli Hi,M»H him alvvavn noar — 
A guido, a glory, a. d(»f(Mioo; 
Thou, what, have yon io four I 

• 

5 Ah suroly a»s 1 1 o ov(Mramo, 

Ami trium])ho<l ojico for you; 
Bo surt>ly ytJU that lovt> hin namo 

fcUuill triumph in him too. nicwton. 



134 



.Diiune Grace, 



Hoiiml, 



H. M. 



76 



1 ri BACK! 'tis a ohurming sc 
vJT Harmonious to my <Mir; 
IToavon with tht> (H-ho shall rosouni!, 

xVml all tho oarth shall hoar. 

2 Grace iirst contri\od a way 

To savo robollious man: 
And all tho stt»ps t/iaf graoo dis|)lay, 
Which drow tho wond'rous plan. 

3 Gmoo taught luy wauiVring foot 

To tivad tho hoavonly road ; 
And new supj'i \s ea<'h hour 1 moot, 
While pi-essing 01' to Oul. 

4 Graoo all the wr>fk ^•»VaH crown 

Through everiJii'ing !i:t.ys: 
It lays in heavu duo tcpmost stone^ 
And well de*>t res vr.f* p'uiss. 

DODDRIDGE. 



UKDKEMINO. 



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L. M. 



A. 



(JAPTIVK \m'i\ iiiul far from homn, 
V\)\' Zi()ii*H HjwM'cul (!(nirtH I High: 
'I^IiK.Imm' (Jh^ nuiHoiiMMi iiati<MtH (utiiio, 
And H(H< tlioir Huviour "ciyn to oyo." 



2 Wliilo Im ro I wiilk on 1i<mtilo ground, 
'riio low Uial; I v.MW call my IVioiidH 
Art\ liko iiiyHdlf, vvitli ItitCofH l)oimd, 
Ai\d wciirincMH my path attjuidn. 

\\ Hut yet W(^ Hhall holiohi tho day 
Wlioii /Ioii'h (Oiildnui Hhall n^turn; 
Our HorrowH tlmu mIuiII II<h) away, 
And wi iiall udvtir, novt^r mourn. , 

4 Tiic iiO[)'- ihat Huch a day will como 
Maker <v'cn tiio (raptivo'n portion Hwoot; 
ThoapL now wo'i-o diHtant far from homo, 
In Zi'.'.' Hoon wo all hIuiH moot. ANON. 



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Permverint/ Grace. 



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1 X OKD, hant thou mado mo know thy ways] 
XJ Conduct nio in thy fear: 

And grant mo sucii Hupi)lics of grace 
That I may i)orsevore. 

2 Let but thy own almighty arm 

Sustain a fooblo worm, 
, I shall escape secure from harm 
Amid tho dreadful storm. 

3 Be tliou ray all-sutlicient friend, 

Till all my toils shall cease: 
Guard mo through life, and let my end 

Be everlasting peace. ANON. 



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HIS ADVENT. 



137 



Christ^ 8 Birth. 



H. M. 



1 TTARK ! what celestial sounds, 
XX What music fills the air! 
Soft v/arbling to the morn, 

It strikes the ravished ear; 
Now all is still; now wild it floats 
In tuneful notes, loud, sweet, and shrill. 

2 The angelic hosts* descend 

"With harmony divine; 
See how from heaven they bend, 

And in full chorus join. 
"Fear not," say they; "great joy we bring: 
Jesus, your King, Is born to-Uciy. 

3 "He comes, your souls to save 

From deajh's eternal gloom; 
To realms of bliss and lieht 

He lifts you from the tomb : 
. Your voices raise; with sons of light 
Your songs unite of endless praise. 

4 "Glory to Gcd on high I 

Ye mort i's, spread the sound, 
And let your raptures fly, 

To earth's remotest bound; 
For peace on earth, from God in heaven, 
To man is given, at Jesus' birth." 

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1 TTARK ! the herald angels sing, 
xl "Glory to the new-born King! 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled." 



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M. 



Joyful, all ye nations, rise; 
Join the triumphs of the skies ; 
With the angelic hosts proclaim, ? f 
" Christ is born in Bethlehem." • , 

Mild he lays his glory by; 
Born that man no more may die; 
Born to raise the sons of earth; 
Born to give them second birth. 

Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see: 
Hail, the incarnate Deity, 
Pleased, as man, with men to appear, 
Jesus, our Immanuel, here. 

Let us then with angels sing, 

"Olory to the new-bom King! 

Peace on earth and mercy mild, 

God and sinners reconciled!" 

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The Advent. 



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1 "Tl TORTALS, awake, with angels join, 
-LtX And chant the solemn lay; 

Joy» love, and gratitude combine 
To hail th' auspicious day. 

2 In heaven the rapturous song began, 

And sweet seraphic fire 
Through all the shining legions ran. 
And strung and tuned the lyre. 

3 Swift through the vast expanse it flew, 

And loud the echo rolled; 
The theme, the song, the joy, was new, 
'Tv/as more than heaven could hold. 

4 Down through the portals of the sky 

Th' impetuous torrent ran; 
And angels flew, with eager joy. 

To bear the news to nian. ' " 

Hail! Prince of Life! forever hail, : 

Redeemer, Brother, Friend! 
Though earth, and time, and life should fail. 

Thy praise shall never end. medley. 

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i4U The Song of the Angela. 8s & 1b, 

1 TTARK ! what mean those holy voices 
XX Sweetly sounding through the skies I 
Lo! th' angelic host rejoices; 

Heavenly hallelujahs rise. ^ 

2 Hear them tell the wondrous story; 

Hear them chant, in hymns of joy, 
. ** Glory in the highf^^, — gloiy 1 
Glory be to God niost high! 

3 " Peace on earth, good- will from heaven, 

Reaching far as man is found : 
Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven," 
Loud our golden haq3S shall sound. 

4 " Christ is born, the great Anointed; 

Heavci:^ ^nd earth his praises sing: 
Oh, receive whom God appointed. 

For your Prophet, Priest, and King." 

5 Haste, ye mortals, to adore him; 

Learn his name, and taste his joy; 
, Till in heaven ye sing before him, 
" Glory be to God most high 1" 

CAWOOD. 

141 The Watch of the Shepherds. C. M. 

1 TXTHILE shepherds watched their flocks 

▼ y 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 seized 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 line, 
The Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord, 
And this shall be the sign: 
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HIS ADVENT. 

" The heavenly Babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands, 

And in a manger laid." ^ 

Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith ; 

Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels, praising God, and thus / 

Addressed their cheerful song: 

"All glory be to God on high, , , , ( ♦ 

And to the earth be peace; 
Good-will, henceforth, from heaven to men, 

Begin, and never cease !" * ,• tate. 



142 The Lord is Come. C. M. 

1 TOY to the world, the Lord is come ! 

^ Let earth receive her King! - 

Let every heart prepare him room, v ;, i 

And heaven and nature sing. . 'X 

2 Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns; 

Let men their songs employ; 
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

3 No more let sin and sorrow grow, - ^ 

Nor thorns infest the ground; 
He comes to make his blessings flow ^ j ^ _ 
Far as the curse is found. 

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4 He rules the world with truth and grace, 

And makes the nations prove 
The glories of his righteousness. 

And wonders of his love. watts. 



143 Ohject of Chrises Advent. •'' C. M. 

1 TIT ARK, the glad sound ! the Saviour comes, 
jLjl. The Saviour promised long; 
Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 



CHRIST. 

2 He comes, the prisoner to release, 

In Satan's bondage held; 
The gates of brass before him burst, 
The iron fetters yield. * 

3 He comes, the broken heart to bind, 

The bleeding soul to cure, 
And, with the treasures of his grace. 
Enrich the humble poor. 

4 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 

Thy welcome shall proclaim, 
And heaven's eternal arches ring 

With thy beloved name. doddridgb. 



±4:4: Coming to Save. C. M^ 

1 "pLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair, 
JL We wretched sinners lay, 
Without one cheerful beam of hope, 

Or spark of glimmering day. 

2 With pitying eyes the Prince of Grace 

Beheld our helpless grief; 
He saw, and, oh, amazing love ! 
He ran to our relief. 

3 Down from the shining seats above 

With joyful haste he fled, 
Entered the grave in mortal flesh. 
And dwelt among the dead. > 

4 He spoiled the powers of darkness thus, 

And brake our iron chains; 
Jesus has freed our captive souls 
From everlasting pains. 

5 Oh, for this love, let rocks and hills t 

Their lasting silence break, 
And all harmonious human tongues 

The Saviour's praises speak. watts. 

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145 The Birth of Christ. L. M. 

1 A LL praise to thee, eternal Lord I 

-^TL Clotlied in a garb of flesh and blood; 
Choosing a manger for thy throne, 
^ While wo; Ids on worlds are thine alone. 

2 A little child, thou art our guest, 
That weary ones in thee may rest; 
Forlorn and lowly is thy birth. 

That we may rise to heaven from earth. 

3 Thou cojnest in the darksome night, 
To make us children of the light, — 
To male us, in the realms divine. 
Like thine own angels round thee shine. 

4 All this for us thy love hath done; 
By this to thee our love is won; 
For this we tune our cheerful lays, 
And shout our thanks in ceaseless praise. 

M. LUTHER. 

14:0 The Saviour Welcomed. 8s & 7b. 

1 TT AIL ! thou long-expected Jesus, 
XX Born to set thy people free : 
From our sins and fears release us, 

Let ns find our rest in thee. i , 

2 Israel's strength and consolation, i. 

Hope of all the saints, thou art ; 
Long desired of every nation, 
Joy of every waiting heart. 

3 Born thy people to deliver, 

Born a child, yet God our King, 
Born to reign in us forever, 

Now thy gracious kingdom bring. 

4 By thine own eternal Spirit, 

Rule in all our hearts alone ; 
By thine all-sufficient merit. 
Raise us to thy glorious throne. 

C. WESLEY. 

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Lrri Christ our Example. L. M. 

1 IVTY dear Redeemer, and my Lord, 
JJJL I read my duty in thy Word; 
But in thy life the law appears 
Drawn out in living characters. 

2 Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal, 
Such deference to thy Father's will, 
Such love, and meekness so divine, 

I would transcribe and make them mine. 

3 Cold mountains and the midnight air 
Witnessed the fei-vour of thy prayer; 
The desert thy temptations knew, 
Thy conflict and thy victory too. 

4 Be thou my pattern; make me bear 
More of thy gracious image here; 

Then God, the Judge, shall own my name 
Among the followers of the Lamb. WATm 



The Great Teacher. 



L. M. 



148 

1 TTOW sweetly flowed the gospel sound 
JlX From lips of gentleness and grace. 
When, listening thousands gathered round, 

The voice of Jesus filled the place. 

2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke, 

To heaven he led his followers' way; 
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke. 
Unveiling an immortal day. 

3 "Come, wanderers, to my Father's home; 

Come, all ye weary ones, and rest;" 
Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come, 
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest. 
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Decay, then, tenements of dust; 

Pillars of earthly pride, decay: 
A nobler mansion waits the just, 

And Jesus has prepared the way. 

BOWBINO. 



149 



The Perfect Friend, C. M. 

1 "DEHOLD, where in the Friend of man 
J3 Appears each grace divine ! 

The virtues, all in Jesus met^ 
With mildest radiance shine. 

2 To spread the rays of heavenly light, 

To give the mourner joy. 
To preach glad tidings to the poor, 
Was his divine employ. 

3 Lowly in heart, to all his friends 

A frie^d and servant found: 
He washed theii* feet, he wiped their tears, 
And healed each bleeding wound. 

4 'Mid keen reproach and cruel scorn. 

Patient and meek he stood; 
His foes, ungrateful, sought his life; 
He laboured for their good. 

6 In the last hour of deep distress. 
Before his Father's throne, 
With soul resigned, he bowed, and said, 
" Thy will, not mine, be done !" 

W. ENFIELD. 






150 



Miracles of Christ. 0. M. 

1 4 ND didst thou, Jesus, condescend, 
JLJl. When clad in human clay. 

To heal the sick, the lame, the blind, 
And drive disease away] 

2 Didst thou regard the beggar's cry, 

And cause the blind to seel 
Thou Son of David, hear, oh, hear. 
Have mercy, too, on me. 



CHRIST. 

3 And didst thou pity mortal woe^ 

And sight and health restore) 
Oh, pity, Lord, ard save my soul, 
Which needs thy mercy more. 

4 Didst thou thy trembling servant raise, 

When sinking in the wave? 
I perish. Lord; oh, save my soul; 
For thou alone canst save. 

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151 



Cry of Bartimeus. 8s <fe 7s. 

1 " "jITERCY, O thou Son of David," 

JJ-L Thus blind Bartimeus prayed; 
" Others by thy word are saved, 
Now to me aflford thine aid." 

2 Many for his crying chid him, 

But he called the louder still. 
Till the gracious Saviour bid him 
** Come, and ask me what you will." 

3 " Lord, remove this grievous blindness, 

Let mine eyes behold the day !" 
Straight he saw and, won by kindness, 
Followed Jesus in the way. 

4 Oh, methinks I hear him praising. 

Publishing to all around, 
" Friends, is not my case amazingi 

What a Saviour I have found !" newton. 



Our Lovely Pattern. 



L. M. 



152 

1 XTOW beauteous were the marks divine, 
JLI. That in thy meekness used to shine, 
That lit thy lonely pathway, trod 

In wondrous love, O Son of God ! 

2 Oh, who like thee, so calm, so bright,, 
So pure, so made to live in light? 
Oh, who like thee did ever go 

So patient through a world of woe] 
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3 Oh, who like thee, so humbly bore 
The soom, the scoffs of men, before! 
So meek, forgiving, godlike, high, 
So glorious in humilitj? 

4 The bending angels stooped to see 
The lisping infant clasp thj knee, 
And smile as in a father's eye. 
Upon thy mild divinity. 

5 Oh, in thy l%ht be mine to go, 
Illuming all my way of woe; 
And give me ever on the road 

To trace thy footsteps, Son of God I 



153 



Imitation of Christ. 



A. C. COKE. 



CM. 



ON. 



M. 



1 TN duties and in suffering too, 
X Thy path, my Lord, I'd trace; 
As thou hast done, so would I do. 

Depending on thy grace. 

2 Inflamed with zeal, 'twas thy delight ' 

To do thy Father's will ; 
. Oh, may that zeal my soul excite 
Thy precepts to fulfil. 

3 Unsullied meekness, truth and love 

Through all thy conduct shine; 
Oh, may my whole deportment prove 
A copy, Lord, of thine. beddouil 

1.04: Calming the Storm. • 8s k 7s, 

1 T7IIERCELY came the tempest sweepings 
J- Down the Lake of Galilee; 
But the ship where Christ lay sleeping 

Might not sink in that wild sea. 
When he rose, the tempest chiding. 

When he bade the waters rest. 
Calm the little ship went gliding 
On the blue lake's quiet l»east. 

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CHSIST. 



2 And th»d white waves rushing past her, 

Round her keel lay smooth and still; 
For the wild waves knew their Master, 

And the waves obeyed his will. 
Thou who heard'st those seamen pleading — 

Waking at their anguish cry — 
sleep not now, when, comfort needing. 

Saviour, unto thee we fly. 

3 When at night our homes are shaken. 

And the howling winds we hear — 
As in terror wj awaken. 

Keep us safe from harm and fear. 
When the waves of pride or anger 

Rise to vex our hearts within. 
Keep us from a greater danger — 

From the passion storms of sin. anon. 

155 ''It is I; he Twt Afraid." L. M. 

1 "ITTHEN power divine, in mortal form, 

T T Hushed with a word the raging storm, 
In soothing accents, Jesus said, 
" Lo, it is I; be not afraid." 

2 So, when in silence nature sleeps, 
And his lone watch the mourner keeps, 
One thought shall every pang remove. 
Trust, feeble man, thy Maker's love. 

3 Blest be the voice that breathes from heaven. 
To every heart in sunder riven. 

When love, and joy, and hope are fled — 
"Lc, it. is I; be not afraid." 

4 God calms the tumult and the storm; 
He rules the seraph and the worm; 
No creature is by him forgot 

Of those who know or know him not. 

5 And when the last dread hour shall come. 
While trembling nature waits her doom. 
This voice shall wake the pious dead — 

" Lo, it is I; be not afraid." J. E. smith. 

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156 



HIS 8UFFBBING8 AND DEATH. 



Christ with Us, 



CM. 



1 /^H, where is he that trod the seal 
\J Oh, where is he that spake, 
And demons from their victims flee, 

The dead their slumbers breaki 

2 The palsied rise in freedom strong, 

The dumb men talk and sing, 
And from blind eyes, benighted long, 
Bright beams of moruing spring. 

3 Oh, where is he that trod the seal 

My soul, the Lord is here. 
Let all thy fears be hushed in thee: 
To leap, to look, to hear 

4 Be thine: thy needs he'll satisfy; 

Art thou diseased or dumb. 
Or dost thou in thy hunger cryl 
** I come," saith Christ, " I come 1" 

T. T. LYNCH. 



HIS SUFFERINGS AND DEATH. 



157 



Geihs&mcme. 



L. M. 



1 'fTlIS midnight; and on Olive's brow 

JL The star is dimmed that lately shone: 
'Tis midnight; in the garden, now. 
The suffering Saviour prays alone. 

2 *Tis midnight; and from all removed, 

The Saviour wrestles lone with fears; 
Ev'n that disciple whom he loved 

Heeds not his Master's grief and tears. 

3 'Tis midnight; and for others' guilt 

The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood; 
Yet he that hath in anguish knelt 
Is not forsaken byvhis God. 

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^TiB midnight; and from ether-plaini 
Is borne the song that angels know; 

Unheard by mortals are the strains 
That sweetly soothe the Saviour's woe. 

TAPPAN, 



158 



The AgoTty of the Garden. C. M. 

1 T^AKK was the night, and cold the ground 
-L' On which the Lord was laid; 

His sweat like drops of blood ran down; 
In agony he prayed : 

2 " Father, remove this bitter cup, 

If such thy sacred will; 
If not, content to drink it up, 
Thy pleaBure I fulfil." 

3 Go to t][Le garden, sinner : see 

Those precious drops that flow; 
'the heavy load he bore for thee; 
For thee he lies so low. 

4 Then learn of him the cross to bear; 

Thy Father's will obey; 
And when temptations press thee near, 

Awake to watch and pray. haweis. 



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" Of whom I am Chief" 

1 T SEE the crowd in Pilate's hall, 
X I mark their wrathful mien: 
Their shouts of " Crijcify" appa|, 

With blasphemy between. 

2 And of that shouting multitude 

I fee| that I am one; 
And in that din of voices rude 
I recognize my own. 

3 I see the scourges tear his back, 

I see the piercing crown, 
A^d of that crowd who smite and mock, 
I feel that I am one. 



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M. 



4 Twas I that shed the sacred blood; 
I nailed him to the tree; 
I crucified the Christ of God, 
I joined the mockery. 

6 Tet not the less that blood avails 
To cleaiise away my sin ; 
And not the less iiiat cross prevails 
To give me peace within. 



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Christ on the Cross. 



BONAR 



S. M. 



1 T>EHOLD the amazing sight, 
XJ The Saviour lifted high, 
Behold the Son of God's delight 

Expire in agony. 

2 For whom, for whom, my heart, 

"Were all these sorrows borne ? 
Why did he feel that piercing smart. 
And meet that various scorn? 

3 For love of us he bled, 

And all in torture died; 
'Twas love that bowed his fainting head. 
And oped his gushing side. 

4 I see, and I adore 

In sympathy of love; 
I feel the strong, attractive power 
To lift my soul above. 

5 In thee our hearts unite, 

Nor share thy griefs alone, 
But from thy cross pursue their flight 
To thy triumphant throne. doddkidgb. 



161 



The Crucifixion. 



L. M. 



FROM Calvary a cry was heard — 
A bitter and heart-rending cry; 
My Saviour ! every mournful word 
Bespoke thy soul's deep P-gpn^r. 



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2 A horror of great darkness fell 

On thee, thou spotless, holy One, 
And all the eager hosts of hell 

Conspired to tempt God's only Son. 

3 The scourge, the thorns, the deep disgrace— 

Those thou could'st bear, nor once repine; 
But when Jehovah veiled his face. 
Unutterable pangs were thine. 

4 Let the dumb world its silence break; 

Let pealing anthems rend the sky; 
Awake, my sluggish soul, awake! 
He died, that we might never die. 



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CUNNINGHAM. 



L. M. 



*' Behold the ManP' 

1 I^E that pass by, behold the Man ! 

i The Man of Grief, condemned for you, 
The Lami) of God, for sinners slain, 
Weeping to Calvary pni-sue. 

2 His sacred limbs they stretch, they tear, 

With nails they fasten to the wood; 
His sacred limbs ! exposed and bare, 
Or only covered with his blood. 

3 Behold his temples crowned with thorn, 

His bleeding hands extended wide. 
His streaming feet transfixed and torn, - 
The fountain gushing from his side. 

4 Oh, thou dear, suffering Son of God, 

How doth thy heart to sinners movel 
Sprinkle on us thy precious blood. 
And melt us with thy dying love ! 



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1 TTARK ! the voice of love and mercy 
XI Sounds aloud from Calvary; 
See ! it rends the rocks asunder, 
Shakes the earth and veils the sky; 

"It is finished!" 
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2 *'It is finished r Oh, what pleasure 

Do these charming words afford ! 
Heavenly blessings, without measure, 
Flow to us from Christ, the Lord: 

"It is finished!" 
Saints, the dying words record. 

3 Finished all the types and shadows 

Of the ceremonial law; 
Finished all that God had promised; 
Death and hell no more shall awe. 

"It is finished!" 
Saints, from ^lence your comfort draw. 

4 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs; 

Join to sing the pleasing theme: 
All on earth and all in heaven, 
Join to praise Immanuel's name: 

Hallelujah ! 
Glory to the bleeding Lamb ! 

JONATHAN EYANS; 



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1 T>EHOLD the Saviour of mankind 
X) Upon the shameful tree ! 
How vast the love that him inclined 

To bleed and die for thee ! 

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2 " My God," he cries; all nature shakes, 

And earth's strong pillars bend, 
The gate of death in sunder breaks, 
The solid marbles rend. 

3 '''Tis finished; now the ransom's paid! 

Receive my soul !" he cries : 
Behold, he bows his sacred head — 
He bows his head and dies ! 

4 But soon he'll break death's tyrant chain, 

And in full glory shine: 
O Lamb of God, was ever pain, 
Was ever love like thine 1 a weblbt. 



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Christ Expiring upon the Cross. L. M. 



1 



fTlIS finished!" — so the Saviour cried, 



And meekly bowed his head and died : 
" 'Tis finished !" — yes, the race is run, 
The battle fought, the victory won. 

2 " 'Tis finished !" — this, his dying groan. 
Shall sins of deepest hue atone, 

'And millions be redeemed from death 
By Jesus' last, expiring breath. 

3 " 'Tis finished !" — Heaven is reconciled. 
And all the powers of darkness spoiled; 
Peace, love, and happiness again 
Keturn, and dwell with sinful men. 

4 " 'Tis finished !" — let the joyful sound 
Be heard tliirough all the nations round : 
" 'Tis finished !" — let the triumph rise, 
And swell the chorus of the skies. 

C. STENNET. 



166 



He gave Himself /or Me, C. M. 

1 A LAS! and did my Saviour bleedl 
JOL, And did my Sovereign die] 
"Would he devote that sacred head 

For such a worm as I ? 

2 Was it for crimes that I had done 

He groaned upon the tree? 

Amazing pity ! grace unknown ! 

And love beyond degree ! • 

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

And shut his glories in. 
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died 
For man the creature's sin. 

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face 

While his dear cross appears, 

Dissolve my heart in thankfulness. 

And melt mine eyes to tears. 



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5 But drops of grief can nv 'ei' reptky 
The debt of love I owe : 
Here, Lord, I give myself awaj; 
Tis all that I can do. 



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5fNET. 



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A PUgfim Sufferer, 0. M. 

1 A PILGRIM through this lonely worlds 
JljL The blessed Saviour passed; 

A mourner all his life was he, 
A dying Lamb at last. 

2 That tender heart, that felt for ali. 

For all, its life-blood gave; 
It found on earth no resting-place, 
Save only in the grave. 

3 Such was our Lord : and shall we fear 

The cross, with all its scorn t 
Or love a faithless, evil world. 

That wreathed his brow with thorn? 

•4 No ! facing all its frowns or smiles, 
like him, obedient still. 
We homeward press through storm or calm. 
To Zion's blessed hill bonar. 



ibo The Efficacious Fountain. 

1 in^ROM thy dear, pierced side, 
JC Unspotted Lamb of God, 
Came forth a mingled stream 

Of water and of blood : 
M^ sinful soul 

There would I lay, 
Till every stain 
Is washed away, 

2 Tis from this sacred spring 

A sovereign virtue flows. 
To heal my painful wounds, 
And cure my deadly woes: 
Here, then. 111 bathe, 
And bathe again, 
' Till not a wound 

Or woe remain. 



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3 A fountain 'tis, unsealed. 
Divinely rich and free, 
Open for all who oome, 
And open, too, for me : 
To this pure fount 

Will I repair; 
Come, sinners, come, 
There's mercy there. 



BEDDOUEL 



xUt/ . The Grace of God in Christ. L. M. 

1 "VTATURE with open volume stands, 
-Li To spread her Maker's praise abroad; 
And every labour of his hands 

Shov/s something worthy of a God. 

2 But in the grace that rescued man 

His brightest form; of glory shines; 
Here, on the cross, 'tis fairest drawn. 
In jweeious blood and crimson lines. 

3 Here I behold his inmost heart, '' 

When truth and mercy strangely join 
To pierce his Son with keenesi; smart, 
And make the purchased pleasures mine. 

4 Oh, the sweet wonders of that cross, 

Where God, the Saviour, loved and died ! 
Her noblest life my spirit draws 

From his dear wounds and bleeding side. 

5 I 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. wattsi 



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170 " Christ is Rismr C. M. 

1 FTIHE morning purples all the sky, 
X The air with praise:] rings, 
Defeated heil stands sullen by. 
The world exulting sings: 



HIS RESUBBEOTION. 

2 While he, the King all Btrong to saye, 
^ Rends the dark doors away, 
And, through the brea<;hes of the graye. 
Strides forth into the day. 

o Death's captive, in his gloomy prison 
Fast fettered he has lain; 
But he has mastered death, is risen, 
And now death wears the chain. 

4 The shining angels cry, " Away 

"With grief; no spices bring; 
Not tears, but songs, this joyful day, 
Should greet the risen King I" 

5 Glory to God! our glad lips cry; 

All praise and worship be 
On earth, in heaven, to God Most High, 
For Christ's great victory ! 

A. B. THOMPSON. 



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Day of Triumph/ 



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1 "ITORNING breaks upon the tomb; 
Jj_L Jesus dissipates its gloom; 
Day of triumph ! through the skies. 
See the glorious Saviour rise ! 

2 Christians, dry your flowing tears; 
Chase those unbelieving fears; 
Look on his deserted grave; 
Doubt no more his power to save. 

3 Ye who are of death afraid. 
Triumph in the scattered shade; 
Drive your anxious cares away; 
See the place where Jesus lay. 

4 So the rising sun appears, 
Shedding radiance o'er the spheres; 
So returning beams of light 
Chase the terrors of the night. 

WILLIAM BflNOO COLLTER. 

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Praise fcr the Eemrrection. 7b. 

1 A NGELS, roll the rock away; 

J-jL Death, yi-^ld up thy mighty prey; 
See ! he rises from the tomb — 
Bises with immortal bloom. 

2 'Tis the Saviour: seraphs, raise 
Your triumphant shouts of praise; 

Let the earth's remotest bound ' 

Hear the joy-inspiring sound. 

3 lift, ye saints, lift up your eyes; 
Now to glory see him rise; * 
Hosts of angels on the road 
Hail and sing th* incarnate God. 

4: Praise him, all ye heavenly choirs, 
Praise him with your golden lyres; 
Praise him in your noblest songs; 
Praise him from ten thousand tongues, 

GIBBONS. 



The Resurrection. 



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173 

1 TTAIL ! morning kno^vii among the blest, — 
Xl Morning of ho^^o, and joy, and love, — 
Of heavenly peace and holy rest. 

Pledge of the endless rest above. 
Blest be the Father of our Lord, 

Who from the dead hath brought his Son, 
Hopv^ to the lost was then restored, 

And everlasting glory won. 

2 Scarce ii.'oming twilight had begun 

To chase the shades of night away, 
When Chris v"^^ arose — unsetting Sun — 

The dawn of joy's eternal day. 
Mercy looked down with smiling eye, 

When our Immanuel left the dead; 
Faith marked his bright ascent on high, 
, And hope, with gladness, ruised her head. 

WABDLAW. 
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HIS BESUBRECTION. 

174 " The L(yrd ia RUm Indeedr L. M. 

1 rriHE morning kindles all the sky, 

JL The heavens resound with anthems high. 
The shining angels, as they speed, 
Proclaim, " The Lord is risen indeed!" 

2 Vainly with rocks his tomb was barred, 
While Boman guards kept watch and ward; 
Majestic from the spoiled tomb. 

In pomp of triumph he has come ! 

3 When the amaz'd disciples heard, 

Thoir hearts with speechless joy was stirred; 
Thoir Lord's beloved face to see, 
Eager they haste to Galilee. 

4 His pierced hands to them he shows, 
His face with love's own radiance glows; 
They with the angels' message speed, 
And shout, "The Lord is risen indeed!" 

5 O Christ, thou King compassionate ! 
Our hearts possess; on thee we wait; 
Help us to render praiseb due 

To thee, the endless ages through^ anon. 

X.i O Blest Morning. C. M. 

1 "DLEST morning, whose young dawning rays 
JL/ Beheld our rising God; 

That saw him triumph o'er the dust, * 

And leave his dark abode ! 

2 In the cold prison of a tomb % 

The dead Redeemer lay. 
Till the revolving skies had brought 
The third, th' appointed day. 

3 Hell and the grave unite their 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. watt . 

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The JRedeemer Rose. H. M. 

YES, the Redeemer rose, 
The Saviour left the dead, 
And o'er our hellish foes 

High raised his conquering head; 
In wild dismay, the guards around 
Fall to the ground and sink away. 

Lo, the angelic bands 

In full assembly meet. 
To wait his high commands, 

And worship at his feet: 
Joyful they come, and wing their way 
From realms of day to Jesus' tomb. 

Then back to heaven they fly, 

Ahd the glad tidings bear; 
Hark! as they soar on high, . / ^ 

What music fills th* air! ' 

Their anthems say, " Jesus, who bled, 
Hath left the dead; he rose to-day." 

Ye mortals, catch the sound. 

Redeemed by him from hell. 
And send the echo round 

The globe on which you dwell; 
Transported, cry — " Jesus, who bled. 
Hath left the dead, no more to die." 

DODDRIDGE. 



177 



The Empty Tomb. 



L. M. 



1 XTTHEN I the holy grave survey, 

▼ V Whe^e once my Saviour deigned to lie, 
I see fulfilled what prophets say, 
And all the power of death defy. 

2 This empty tomb shall now proclaim. 

How weak the bands of conquered death; 
Sweet pledge that all who trust his name 
Shall rise, and draw immortal breath. 
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3 JesuSi once numbered with the dead, 

Unseals his eyes, to sleep no more; 
And ever lives their cause to plead, 
For whom the pains of death he bore. 

4 Thy risen Lord, my soul, behold ! 

See the rich diadem he wears ! 
Thou too shalt bear a harp of gold — 
A crown of joy, when he appears. 

5 Though in the dust I lay my head, 

Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not leave 
My flesh forever with the dead. 
Nor lose thy children in the grave. 



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179 



WALLIN. 

He Rose for Our JiLstification. S. M. 

TO-DAY the Saviour rose. 
Our Jesus left the dead, 
He conquered our malignant foes, 
And Satan captive led. 

He left his glorious throne, 

To make our peace with God; 
Blessings forever on his name — 

He bought us with his blood. 

For us his life he paid, 

For us the law fulfilled; 
On him our load of guilt was laid; 

"We by his stripes are healed. 

Ye saints, adore his name. 
Who hath such mercy shown; 

Ye sinners, love the bleeding Lamb, 

And make his praises known. anon. 



Happy Mom I 

THE happy morn is come; 
The Saviour leaves the grave; 
His glorious work is done, 
Almighty now to save : 
Captivity is captive led, 
Since Jesus liveth that was dead. 



H. M. 



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Who f our charge shall lay 

Iniquity and guilt? 
All sin is done away. 

Since his rich blood was spilt; 
Captivity is captive led, 
Since Jesus liveth that was dead. 

Now the ungodly dare 

The holy God draw near; 
Justice itself declares 

No cause remains for fear; 
Captivity is captive led, 
Since Jesus liveth that was dead. 

Christ hath the ransom paid; 

The glorious work is done; 
On him our help is laid, 

The victory is won; 
Captivity is captive led. 

Since Jesus liveth that was dead. 

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Hail the triumphant Lord! ' ' ' 

The resurrection thou! 
We bless thy sacred Word, 

Before thy throne we bow; 
Captivity is captive led. 
Since Jesus liveth that was dead. 

THOMAS HAWEIS. 



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1 TT AIL to thee, our risen King ! 
XX Joyfully thy praise we sing; 
For, the mighty conflict o'er. 
Now thou livest evermore. 

2 Thou within the tomb has slept, 
Angel guards thy vigil kept ; 
'Twas their word to Mary brought 
Tidings of the Lord she sought. 

3 " Seek him not among the dead, 
He is risen, as he said:" 
Gladdened by the angelic word, 
Turning, she beheld her Lord. 



HIS ASCENSION. 



181 



Fain, like Mary, Lord, would we 
In thy glorious presence be; 
Hear thy voice and see thy face, 
Praise thee for thy wondrous grace. 



Redemption Completed* 



ANON. 



S. M. 



I " fTlHE Lord is risen indeed;" 
JL He lives, to die no more; 
He lives, the sinner's cause to plead, 
"Whose curse and shame he bore. 

!2 "The Lord is risen indeed;" 
Then hell has lost his prey; 
With him is risen the ransomed seed. 
To reign in endless day. 

3 "The Lord is risen indeed;" 

Attending angels hear; 
Up to the courts of heaven, with speed, 
The joyful tidings bear. 

4 Then wake your golden lyres, 

And strike each cheerful chord; 
Join, all ye bright, celestial choirs, 

To sing our risen Lord. kbllt. 



HIS ASCENSION. 



JLOjmi Deathf Resurrection and Ascension. L. M, 

1 TTE dies! the friend of sinners dies! 
XX Lo, Salem's daughtera weep around; 
A solemn darkness veils the skies ! 

A sudden trembling shakes the ground ! 

2 Here's love and grief beyond degree; 

The Lord of glory dies for men ! 
But lo ! what sudden joys we see ! 
JesujEf, the dead, reyives again i 

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3 The rising God forsakes the tombt 

Up to his Father's court he flies; 
Chenibic legions guard him home, 
And shout him welcome to the skies. 

4 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell 

How high our great Deliverer reigns; 

Sing how he spoiled the hosts of hell, 

And led the monster, death, in chains ! 
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6 Say, " Live forever, wondrous King, 

Bom to redeem, and strong to save !" 

Then ask the monster, " Where's thy sting 1 

And whero's thy vict'ry, boasting grave?" 

WATTS. 



XOO ' Ascension. C. M. 

1 TTOSANNA to the Prince of Light, 
JLL Who clothed himself in clay, 
Entered the iron gates of death, 

And tore the bars away. 

2 See how the Conqueror mounts aloft, 

And to his Father flies. 
With scars of honour in his flesh. 
And triumph in his eyes. 

3 There our exalted Saviour reigns. 

And scatters blessings down; 
Our Jesus fills the middle seat 

Of the celestial throne. ; 

4 Raise your devotion, mortal tongues, ' T 

To reach his blest abode; 
Sweet be the accents of your songs, 
To our incarnate God. 

5 Bright angels, strike your loudest strings, 

Your sweetest voices raise ; 
Let heaven, and all created things, 

Sound our Immanuel's praise. watts. 



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184 



Glories Attending Chris fs Ascension. L. M!. 

1 X ORD, -when thou didst ascend on high, 
-LJ Ten thousand angels filled the sky; 
Those heavenly guards around thee wait, 
Like chariots, that attend thy state. 

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2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear 
More glorious, when the Lord was there; 
While he pronounced his holy law. 
And struck the chosen tribes with awe. 

3 How bright the triumph none <;an tell, 
When all the rebel powers of hell. 
That thousand souls had captive made, 
Were all, in chains, like captives led. 

4 Raised by his Father to the throne, 

He sent his promised Spirit down, , 

With gifts and grace for rebel men. 
That God might dwell on earth again. 

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HIS INTERCESSION 

185 The Perfect Plea. L. M. 

1 "DEFORE the throne of God above, 
-13 I have a strong, a perfect plea : 
A gi*eat High Priest, whose name is Love, 
Who ever lives and pleads for me. 

:2 My name is graven on his hands; 
My name is written on his heai't; 
Oh, know that while in heaven he standi 
No tongue can bid me thence depart. 

3 When Satan tempts me to despair. 
And tells me of the guilt within. 
Upward I look, and see him there. 
Who made an end of all my sin. 



OIllIST. 

4 Because tlie smless Saviour died. 

My sinful soul is counted fk«e; 
For Qod, the Just, is satisfied ' 
To look on him, and pardon me. 

5 Behold him there, the bleeding Lambt 

My perfect, spotless righteousness, 
The great unchangeable *' I AM," 
The King of glory and of grace. 

€ One with himself, I cannot die; 

My soul is purchased by his blood; 
My life is hid with Christ on high — 
With Christ, my Saviour and my God. 

GHARITIEl LIES BUTTB^ 






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Iliffh Priest, 



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1 "iVrOW let our cheerful eyes survey 
-1.1 Our great High Priest above. 
And celebrate his constant care 

And sympathizing love. 

2 Though raised to heaven's exalted throne^ 

Where angels Low around, 
And high o'er all the hosts of light. 
With matchless honours crowned, — 

3 The names of all his saints he bears. 

Deep graven on his heart; 
Nor shall the meanest Christmn say 
That he hath lost his part. 

4 Those characters shall fair abide, 

Our everlasting trust, 
When gems and monuments and crowns 
Are mouldered down to dust. 

5 So, gracious Saviour, on our breasts 

May thy dear name be worn, 
A sacred ornament and guard, 



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HIS INTER0E8SI0N. 



187 



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The Glorious Advocate! L. M. 

WHEIvE is my Godi does he retire 
Beyond the reach of humble sighsl 
Are these weak breathings of desire 
Too languid to ascend the skies] 

Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye; 

See where the great Redeemer stands, 
The glorious Advocate on high, 

With precious incense in his hands I 

He sweetens every humble gioan; 

He recommends each broken prayer; 
Becline thy hope on him alone, 

Whose power and love forbid despair. 

Teach my weak heart, O gracious Lord, 
With stronger faith to call thee mine ! 

Bid me pronounce the blissful word, 
My Father, God, with joy divine. 

ANNE STEELB. 



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A GO Christ a Merciful High Priest. C. M. 

1 "VITITH joy we meditate the grace 

▼ T Of our High Priest above; 
His heaii is full of tenderness; 
His bosom glows with love. 

2 Touched with a sympathy within. 

He knows our feeble frame; 
He knows what sore temptations mean. 
For he hath felt the same. 

3 He, in the days of feeble flesh, 

Poured out his cries and tears. 
And in his measure feels afresh 
What every member bears. 

4 Then let our humble faith address 

His mercy and his power; 
We shall obtain delivering grace 

In each distressing hour. watts. 

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L.M. 

Peace and Hope through Christ^s Intercession. 

1 TTE lives ! the great Redeemer lives ! 
XX What joy the blest assurance gives! 
And now, before his Father, God, 

He pleads the merit of his blood. 

2 Kepoated crimes awake our fears. 

And justice, armed with frowns, appears; 
But in the Saviour's lovely face 
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace. 

3 Hence, then, ye dark, despairing thoughts; 
Above our fears, above our faults, 

His powerful intercessions rise; 
And guilt recedes, and terror dies. 

4 Great Advocate, almighty Friend, 
On thee our humble hopes depend; 
Our cause can never, never fail, 

For thou dost plead, and must prevail. 

ANNE STEELE. 



HIS DOMINION. 



190 " Lord of Alir C. M. 

1 A LL hail the power of Jesus' name ! 
^ -£jL Let angels prostrate fall ! 

Bring forth the royal diadem. 
And crown him Lord of all. 

2 Ye chosen see4 of Israel's race, 

Ye ransomed from the fall; 
Hail him, who saves you by his grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

3 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall; 
Go, spread your trophies at his feet, 
And crown him Lord of all. 



HIB DOMINION. 



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Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball, 
To him all majesty ascribe, 

And crown him Lord of all. 

Oh ! that with yonder sacred throng, 

"We at his feet may fall; 
"We'll join the everlasting song. 

And crown him Lord of all. 

PERRONBT. 



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Adoration of ChriaU 



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CROWN his head with endless blessing, 
Who, in God the Father's name, 
With compassion never ceasing, ♦ 

Comes salvation to proclaim. 
Hail, ye saints, who know his favour, 

Who within his gates are found; 
Hail, ye saints, the exalted Saviour, 
Let his courts with praise resound. 

Lo, Jehovah, we adore thee; 

Thee, our Saviour ! thee, ou r God I 
From his throne his beams of glory 

Shine through all the world abroad. 
In his Word his light arises. 

Brightest beams of truth and grace; 
Bind, oh, bind your sacrifices, 

In his courts your oflferings place. 

Jesus, thee, our Saviour hailing, 

Thee, our God, in pmise we own;. 
Highest honours, never failing. 

Rise eternal round thy throne; 
Now, ye saints, his power confessing, 

In your grateful strains adore ; 
For his mercy, never ceasing, 

Freely flows for evermore. 

WILLIAM SOODB. 
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Christ^s Work and Reign. L. M . D. 

"VrOTV" for a tune of lofty praise, 
-L^ To great Jehovah's equal Son! 
Awake, my voice; in heavenly lays 

Tell the loud wonders he hath done. 
Sing, how he left the worlds of light, 

And the bright robes he wore above; 
How swift and joyful was the flight, 

On wings of everlasting love. 

2 Deep in the shades of gloomy death, 

Th' almighty captive prisoner lay; 
Th' almighty captive left the earth. 

And rose to everlasting day. ' I 

JV.mongst a thousand harps and songs, 

Jesus, the God, exalted reigns; 
His sacred name fills all their tongues. 

And echoes through the heavenly plains. 

T':::r.y. --.■:■:■ :.-'_. - WATTS. 



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1 /^OME, let us join our cheerful songs 
v-^ With angels round th* throne; 
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, 

But all their joys are one. 

2 " Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, 

"To be exalted thus:" 
" Worthy the Lamb," our lips rei^ly, 
" For he was slain for us." 

3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honour and power divine; 
And blessings, more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, forever thine. 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky. 

And air, and earth, and seas. 
Conspire to lift thy glories high. 
And speak thine endless praise. 



CM. 



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HIS BCMIINI0I7. 

5 The whole creation join in one 
To blesB the sacred name 
Of him that sits upon the throne, 
And to adore the Lamb. 



WAITS. 



Hail to the Prince. 



JmM. 



194 

1 TTAIL to the Prince of Life and Peace, 
XX Who holds the keys of death and hell ! 
The spacious world unseen is his, 

And sovereign power becomes him well! 

2 In shame and torment once he died; 

But now he lives for evermore; ' - 

Bow down, ye saints, around his seat, 
And all ye angel-bands, adore. ' 

3 So live forever, glorious Lord, 

To crush thy foes and guard thy friends! 
While all thy chosen tribes rejoice 
That thy dominion never ends. 

4 Worthy thy hands to hold the keys, 

Guided by v/isdom and by love; 
Worthy to rule o'er mortal life. 

O'er worlds below and worlds above. 

5 Forever reign, victorious King! 

Wide through the earth thy name be known; 
And call my longing soul to sing 
Sublimer anthems near thy throne. 

DODDBIDQB. 



195 



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1 T OOK, ye saints, the sight is glorious; 
XJ See the Man of Sorrows now 
From the fight returned victorious ! 
Every knee to him shall bow : 
Crown him ! crown him ! 
Crowns become the victor's brow. 



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CHRIST. 

i Crown the Saviour, angels, crown himC 
Kich the trophies Jesus brings; 
In the seat of power enthrone him, 
While the vault of heaven rings: 

Crown him! crown him! 
Crown the Saviour, King of kings t 

3 Sinners in derision crowned him. 

Mocking thus the Saviour's claim;. 
Saints and angels, crowd around him^ 
Own his title, pvaise his name ! 

Crown him! crown him! 
Spread abroad the victor's fame. 

4 Hark, those bursts of acclamation ! 

Hark, those loud, triumphant chords f 
Jesus takes the highest station : 
Oh, what joy the sight affords ! 

Crown him ! crown him ! 
King of kings and Lord of lords I 



KELLY, 



Xt/b Praise to Jesus. L. M, 

1 A KOUND the Saviour's lofty throne, ' 
XjL Ten thousand times ten thousand sing; 
They worship him as God alone, - 

And crown him everlasting King, 

2 Apprrjach, ye saints, this God is yours I 

*Tis Jesus fills the throne above: 
Ye cannot want, while God endures; 
Ye cannot fail, while God is love. 

3 Jesus, thou everlasting King! 

To thee the praifcs of heaven belongs; 
Yet smile on us, who fain would bring ' 
The tribute of our humble songs. 

4 Though sin defile our worship here, 

We hope ere long thy face to view; 
And, when our souls in hep ■"•en appear, 
We'll praise thy name as angels do. 



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KBLLT. 



HIS DOMINION. 



KELLT, 

L. M, 



197 



Blessing and Honour to the Lamb. L. M. 

1 XT 7" HAT equal honours shall we bring 

T V To thee, O Lord our God, the Lamb, 
When all the notes that angels sing 
Are far inferior to thy name? 

2 Worthy is he that once was slain, 

The Prince of Life, that groaned and died, 
Worthy to rise, and live, and reign 
At his almighty Father's side. 

3 Honour immc rtal must be paid. 

Instead of scandal and of scorn; ; ■ ^ 
While glory shines around his head, 
Ho wears a crown without a thorn. 

4 Blessings forever on the Lamb, 

Who bore the curse for wretched men ! 
Let angels sound his sacred n9,me. 

And every creature say "Amen!" watts. 



198 



:ellt. 



Christ Enthroned and Worshipped. 8s & 7s. 

1 TTARK ! ten thousand harps and voices 
XX Sound the note of praise above; 
Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices; 

Jesus reigns, the God of love. 
See, he sits on yonder throne; 
Jesus rules the world alone. 

2 Jesus, hail ! whose glory brightens 

All above, and gives it worth; 
Lord of Ijife, thy smile enlightens, 

Cheers, and charms thy saints on earth; 
. When we think of love like thine, 
Lord, we own it love divine. 

3 King of Glory, reign forever; 

Thine an everlasting crown; 
Nothing from thy love shall sever 

Those whom thou hast made thine own; 
Happy objects of thy grace, 
Destined to behold thy face. 

US 



CHBI8T. 



Saviour, hasten thine appearing; 

Bring, oh, bring the gloriona day. 
When, the awful summons hearing, 

Heaven and earth shall pass a;way; 
Then, with golden harps, we'll sing, 

" Glory, glory to our King." 



KBLLT. 



199 



Christ Enthroned. 



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1 /CHRIST, above all glory seated! 
\J King eternal, strong to save I 
To thee. Death, by death defeated, 

Triumph high and glory gave. 

2 Thou art gone where now is given 

"What no mortal might could gain : 
On the eternal throne of heaven. 
In thy Father's power to reign, j j 

3 There thy kingdoms all adore thee. 

Heaven above and earth below. 
While the depths of hell before thee, 
Trembling and defeated bow. 

4 We, O Lord, with hearts -adoring. 

Follow thee above the sky : 
Hear our prayers thy grace imploring. 
Lift our souls to thee on high. 

6 So when thou again in glory 

On the clouds of heaven shalt shine. 
We thy flock shall stand before thee, 
' Owned for evermore as thine. anon 



200 



114 



A Victorious Saviour. 

CROWNS of glory ever bright " 
Rest upon the Conqneror's head; 
Crowns of glory are his right, — 
His, " who liveth and was dead." 



7s. 



HIS COMINQ. 



aSLLT. 



& 7s. 



2 He subdued the powers of hell; 

In the fight he stood alone; 
All his foes before him fell, 
By his single arm o'erthrown. 

3 His the battle, his the toil; 

His the honours of the day; 
His the glory and the spoil; 
Jesus bears them all away. 

4 Now proclaim his deeds afar; 

Fill the world with his renown; 
His alone the victor's car; 

His the everlasting crown. KBLLT. 



HIS COMING. 



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e. 



201 



ANON 



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> 



JReport of the Watchman, 

1 TXTATCHMAN! tell us of the night, 

▼ T What its signs of promise are'? 
Travelleifc! o'er yon mountain's height, 
See that glory-beaming star. 

2 Watchman ! does its beauteous ray 

Aught of hope or joy foretell? 
Traveller! yes; it brings the day, 
Promised day of Israel. 

3 Watchman! tell us of the night; 

Higher yet that star ascends. 
Traveller! blessedness and light. 

Peace and truth, its course portends. 

4 Watchman ! will its beams alone 

Gild the spot that gave them birth? 
Traveller! ages are its own; 
See, it bursts o'er all the earth. 

6 Watchman ! tell us of the night, 
For the morning seems to dawn. 
Traveller! darkness takes its flight; 
Doubt and terror are withdrawn. 



7s. 



115 



CHRIST. 



6 Watchman! let thy wanderings cease; 
Hie thee to thy quiet home. 
Traveller! lo! the Prince of Peace, 
Lo ! the Son of God is come. 

SIR J. BOWRING. 

juKjZi Second Advent. L. M. 

1 XXTHEN Christ came down on earth of old, 

tV He took our nature poor and low; 
He wore no form of angel mould, 

But shared our weakness and our woe. 

2 But when he cometh back once more, 

Then shall be set the great white throne; 
And earth and heaven shall flee before 
The face of him that sits thereon. 

3 Son of God! in glory crowned, 

The Judge ordained of quick and dead; 
And Son of Man! so pitying found 

For all the tears thy people shed ; , 

4 Be with us in that awful hour. 

And by thy crown, and by thy grave, 
And all thy love and all thy power, 
In that great day of judgment save ! 






203 



116 



The Watchful Servant. 

1 IlT^E servants of the Lord, 

JL Each in his office wait ; 
With joy obey his heavenly word. 
And watch before his gate. 

2 Let all your lamps be bright. 

And trim the golden flame; 
Gird up your loins, as in his sight, 
For awful is his name. 

3 Watch! — 'tis your Lord's command; 

And while we speak he's near; 
Mark every signal of his hand. 
And ready all appear. 



ANON. 



S. M. 






HIS COMING. 



4 Oh, happy servant he, 

In such a posture found ! 
He shall his Lord with rapture see, 
And be with honour crowned. 



aiNG. 

u M. 
Id, 



DODDRIDGE. 



204 



&.NON. 

3. M. 



Christ the Eedeemer and Judge. L. M. 

"VrOW to the Lord, who makes us know 
*i. 1 The wonders of his dying love : 
Be humble honours paid below, 
And strains of nobler praise above. 

To Jesus, our atoning Priest, , 

To Jesus, our eternal King, 
Be everlasting power confessed, ' " ' 

Let every tongue his glory sing. 

Behold, on flying clouds he comes. 
And every eye shall see him move; 

Though with our sins we pierced him once. 
Now he displays his pardoning love. 

The unbelieving world shall wail. 
While we rejoice to see the day; 

Come, Lord, nor let thy promise fail, 

Nor let thy chariot long delay. watts. 



205 



''Till ffe Come/" 



7s. 6l. 



1 " nniLL he come," — oh, let the words 

JL Linger on the trembling chords; 
Let the little while between 
In their golden light be seen; 
Let us think how heaven and home 
Lie beyond that " Till he come." 

2 Clouds and conflicts round us press; 
Would we have one sorrow less? 
All the sharpness of the cross. 

All that tells the world is loss, 
Death, and darkness, and the tomb, 
Only whisper, " Till he come." 



117 



0HRI8T. « 

3 See, the feast of love is spread : 
Drink the wine, and break the bread. 
Sweet memorials, — till the Lord 
Call US round his heavenly board; 
Some from earth, from glory some : 
Severed only " Till he come." 

BICKERSTETH. 



HIS CHARACTER AND TITLES. 



206 Character of Christ. C. P. M. 

1 /^H, couVl I speak the matchless worth, 
V_/ Oh, , aid I sound the glories forth, 

Which in my Saviour shine : 
I'd soar and touch the heavenly strings, 
And vie with Gabriel while he sing's 

In notes almost divine. 

2 I'd sing the precious blood he spilt, ^ 
My ransom from the dreadful guilt 

Of sin, and wrath divine; 
rd sing his glorious righteousness. 
In which all-perfect heavenly dress 

My soul shall ever shine. ' - 

3 I'd sing the character he bears/ * 
And all the forms of love he wears, i 

Exalted on his throne : / 
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise, 
I would to everlasting days 

Make all his glories known. :" • 

4 Well, the delightful day will come, 
And my dear Lord will bring me home, 

When I shall see his face : 
Then with my Saviour, Brother, Friend, 
A blest eternity I'll spend. 

Triumphant in his grace. medley. 

US 



HIS CHARAOTBH AND TITLES. 



;th. 



M. 



207 



Na/mu of Christ C. M. 

1 TTOW sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
XX In a believer's ear! 

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds^ 
And drives away his fear. 

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast; 
'Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the wear)', rest. 

3 Dear Name 1 the Rock on which I build. 

My Shield and Hiding-place, & 

And never-failing Treasury, filled 
With boundless stores of grace ! 

4 Jesus! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King; 
My Lord, my Life, my "Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

6 Weak is the effort of my heart, 
And cold my warmest thought; 
But when I see thee as thou art, 
I'll praise thee as I ought. 

6 Till then I would thy love proclaim 
With every fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of thy name 
Refresh my soul in death. 



NEWTON. 



H- 



LEY. 



jLiyJO Christ a Friend. 

1 /^NE there is, above all others. 



8s, 7s & 7. 




Well deserves the name of Friend; 
His is love beyond a brother's, 

Costly, free, and i,:now3 no end. 
They who once his kindness prove 
Find it everlasting love. 



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0HRI8T. 

2 Which of all our friends, to save us, 

Could or would have shed their blood? 
But our Jesus died to have us 

Keconciled in him to God. 
This was boundless love indeed; 
Jesus is a Friend in need. 

3 When he lived on earth abas'd, 

Friend of sinners was his name; 
Now, above all glory rais'd, 

He rejoices in the same : 
Still he calls them brethren, friends, 
And to all their war ' j attends. 

4 Oh, for grace our hearts to soften! 

Teach us, Lord, at length to love; 
We, alas ! forget too often 

What a Friend we Iiave above : 
But when home our souls are brought, 






We will love thee as we ought. 



NEWTON. 



209 



The Sympathizing Priest. CM. 

1 /^OME, let us join our songs of praise 
\J To our ascended Priest; 

He entered heaven with all our names 
Engraven on his breast. 

2 Below he washed our guilt away, 

By his atoning blood; 
Now he appears before the throne. 
And pleads our cause with God. 

3 Clothed with our nature still, he knows 

The weakness of oar frame. 
And how to shield us from the foes 

Whom he himself o'ercame. ' 

4 Nor time, nor distance e'er shall quench 

The fervour of his love; 
For us he died in kindness here. 
For us he lives above. 



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HIS CHABACTER AND TITLES. 

5 Oil, may we ne'er forget his grace, 
Nor blush to bear his name ; 
Still may our hearts hold fast his faith, 

Our lips his praise proclaim. anok. 



210 



TON. 



M. 



Prophet^ Priestj and King. H. M, 

1 TOIN all the glorious names 

€/ Of wisdom, love, and power, , 
That ever mortals knew, 
That angels ever bore; 
All are too mean to speak his worth, , 
Too mean to set my Saviour forth. 

2 Great Prophet of my God, 

My tongue would bless thy name; 
By thee the joyful news 

Of our salvation came : 
The joyful news of sins forgiven. 
Of hell subdued, and peace with heaven. 

5 Jesus, my great High Priest, 
' Offered his blood and died; 
My guilty conscience seeks 

No sacrifice beside : 
His powerful blood did once atone, 
And now it pleads before the throne. 

4 thou almighty Lord ! 

My Conqueror and my King! 
Thy sceptre and thy sword. 

Thy reigning grace I sing : 
Thine is the power; behold, I sit, 
In willing bonds, before thy feet, 

5 Now let my soul arise, 

And tread the tempter down; 
My Captain leads me forth 

To conquest and a crown: 
A feeble saint shall win the day. 
Though death and hell obstruct the ^ay. 

WATTS. 

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CHRIST. 

211 The WoAfy Truth, and Life. C. M. 

1 rpHOIJ art the "Way; to thee alone 
JL From sin and death we flee; 
And he who would the Father seek, 

Must seek him, Lord, by thee. 

2 Thou art the Truth; thy Word alone 

True wisdom can impart; 
Thou only canst inform the mind 
And purify the heart. 

3 Thou art the Life; the rending tomb 

Proclaims thy conquering ai'm, 
And those who put their trust in thee 
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 

4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the life; 

Grant us that way to know, 
That truth to keep, that life to win, 
Whose joys eternal flow. 

GEORGE W. DOANB. 



jitjuu Lamb of Sacrifice! > s 

1 TESTIS, the Lamb of God,— ^ 
V Who us from hell to raise. 
Hast shed thy reconciling blood, — 

We give thee endless praise. 

2 God, and yet man, thou art! ' 

True God, tnie man, art thou; 
, Of man, and of man's earth a part. 
One with us thou art now. 

3 Great Sacrifice for sin. 

Giver of life for life. 
Restorer of the peace within, 
True ender of the strife; 

4 To thee, the Christ of God, 

Thy saints exulting sing; 

The bearer of our heavy load, 

Our own anointed King. 



S. M. 



BIB CHARAOTER' AND TITLI8. 



M. 



5 True lover of the lost, 

From heaven thou earnest down, 
To pay for bouIs the righteous cost, 
And claim them for thine own. 

6 Rest of the weary, thou ! 

To thee, our rest, we come; 
In thee to find our dwelling now, 
Our everlasting home. 



BONAR 



213 



Immambel. 



CM. 



)OANB. 



S. M. 



1 T\EAREST of all the names above, 
JL/ My Jesus and my God, 

Who can resist thy heavenly love, * 
Or trifle with thy bloodi 

2 'Tis by the merits of thy death 

The Father smiles again; 
*Tis by thine interceding breath 
The Spirit dwells with men. 

3 Till God in human flesh I see, 

My thoughts no comfort find; 
The holy, just, and sacred Three 
Are terrors to my mind. 

4 But if Immanuel's face appear, 

My hope, my joy begins; 
His name forbids my slavish fear, 
His grace removes my sins. 

5 While Jews on their own law rely, 

And Greeks of wisdom boast, 
I love the Incarnate Mystery, 
And there I fix my trust. 



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214 



Christ is King! 

1 "pEJOICE, the Lord is King, 
X\ Your Ix)rd and King adore; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing, 
And triumph evermore : 

lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 

Bejoice, again I say, rejoice. 



WATTS. 



H. M. 



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CHRIST. 

Jesus, the Saviour, reigns, 

The God of truth and love; 
"When he had purged our stains, 
He took his seat above : 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

His kingdom cannot fail; 

He rules o'er earth and heaven; 
The keys of death and hell , 

Are to our Jesus given: 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. ' « 

He all his foes shall quell, , ^^ 

Shall all our sins destroy, 
And every bosom swell 
With pure seraphic joy: 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. , ^ 

Rejoice in glorious hope; 

Jesus, the Judge, shall come, 
And take his servants up 
To their eternal home : 
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice; 
The trump of God shall sound. Rejoice. 

C. WESLEY. 



215 



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Christ in Glory. ' CM. 

1 "OEHOLB the glories of the Lamb, 
JlJ Amidst his Father's throne; 
Prepare new honours for his name, 

And songs before unknown. 

2 Let elders worship at his feet, 

The Church adore around. 
With vials full of odours sweet, J J 
And harps of sweeter sound. 

3 Those are the prayers of all the saints, 

And these the hymns they raise; 
Jesus is kind to our complaints. 
He loves to hear our praise. 






HIS CHARACTER AND TITLES. 



Now to the Lamb, that once was slain, 

Be endless blessings paid; 
Salvation, glory, joy remain 

Forever on thy head. 

Thou hast redeemed our souls with blood, 

Hast set the prisoners free; 
Hast made us kings and priests to God, 

And we shall reign with thee. watts. 



216 



Christ is All. C. M. 

1 T'VE found the pearl of greatest price! 
X My heart doth aing for joy; 

And sing I must, for Ch'.ist is mine 1 
Christ shall my song employ. 

2 Christ is my Prophet, Priest, and King; 

My Prophet full of light. 
My great High Priest before the throne, 
My King of heavenly might. / 

3 For he indeed is Lord of lords, . 

And he the King of kings; 
He is the Sun of Righteousness, 
With healing in his wings. 

4 Christ is my peace; he died for me. 

For me he gave his blood, 
" And, as my wondrous Sacrifice, 
Offered himself to God. 

5 Christ Jesus is my All in All, 

My comfort and my love; 

My life below, and he shall be 

My joy and crown above. 



JOHN MASON 



217 All Hail! 

1 A LL hail, incarnate God ! 



H.M. 



The wondrous things foretold 
Of thee in sacred writ 
With joy our eyes behold; 
Still does thine arm new trophies wear, 
And monuments of glory rear. 



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CHRIST. 

To thee the hoary head 

Its silver honours pays; 
To thee the blooming youth 
Devotes his brightest days; 
And every age their tribute bring, 
And bow to thee, all-conquering King. 

Oh, haste, victorious Prince, 
That happy, glorious day, 
"When souls, like drops of dew, 
Shall own thy gentle sway; 
Oh, may it bless our longing eyes. 
And bear our shouts beyond the skies ! 

All hail, triumphant Lord ! 
Eternal be thy reign; 

Behold the nations sue 

' To wear thy gentle chain : 
When earth and time are known no more, 
Thy throne shall stand forever sure. 

ELIZABETH SCOTT. 



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218 



Jehovah-Jesus, L. M. 

1 rriHERE is none other name than thine, 
JL Jehovah-Jesus ! name divine ! 

On which to rest for sins forgiven, 
For peace with God, for hope of heaven. 

2 There is none other name than thine, 
When cares, and fears, and griefs are mine, 
That, with a gracious power, can heal 
Each care^ and fear, and grief I feel. 

S There is none other name than thine, 
When called my spirit to resign, 
To bear me through that latest strife, 
And e'en in death to be my life. 

4 Name above every name ! thy praise 
Shall fill the remnant of my days : 
Jehovah-Jesus! name divine 1 
Bock of salvaticail thoa art mine. anon. 



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HIS PRAISE. 



The Best Name. 



CM. 



1 TESTIS, the name high over all, 
V In hell, or earth, or sky; 
Angels and men before it fall, 

And devils fear and fly. 

2 Jesus, the name to sinners dear. 

The name to sinners given; 
It scatters all their guilty fear; 
It turns their hell to heaven. 



3 Oh, th-^t the world might taste and see 

The riches of his grace; 
The arms of love that compass me, 
Would all mankind embrace. 

4 Hio only righteousness I show, 

His saving truth proclaim: 
'Tis all my business here below, J ^ • 
To ci/, Behold the Lamb ! 

5 Happy, if with my latest breath 

I may but gasp his name; 
Preach him to all, and cry in death. 

Behold, behold the Lamb] c. weslet. 



HIS PRAISE. 



JmijUxJ Praise to Christ. 

1 f\Eif for a thousand tongues to sing 
Vy My great Redeemer's praise. 
The glories of my God and King, 

The triumphs of his grace 1 

2 My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim. 
To spread, through all the earth abroad. 
The honours of thy name. 



C. M- 



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CHKIST. 

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3 Jesus, the name that calms our fearsj. 

That bids our sorrows cease; 
Tis music in the sinner's ears, 

*Tis life, and health, and peace f ' 

4 He speaks, and, listening to his voice^ 

New life the dead receive: ' 

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice. 
The humble poor believe. ! 

5 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb. 

Your loosened tongues employ: 
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come. 

And leap, ye lame, for joy! c. weslet- 



221 



Salvation. ;' CM. 

1 O ALVATION ! oh, the joyful sound! 
lO 'Tis pleasure to our earp ! 

A sovereign balm for every wound, ' 
A cordial for our fears. 

2 Buried in sorrow and in sin, 

At hell's dark door we lay; ^ 
But we arise, by grace divine,. * - 
To see a heavenly day. ^ ^ 

3 Salvation ! let the echo fly 

The spacious earth ai'ound, - 
While all the armies of the sky 
Conspire to raise the sound ! 

4 Salvation ! O, thou bleeding Lamb, 

To thee the praise belongs : f v ■ <^ 

Our hearts shall kindle at thy name. 

Thy name inspire our songs. watts. 



222 



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Alto ff ether L&oely. C. M. 

1 rilO Christ the Lord let Q^rQvy tongue 
JL Its noblest tribute bring: 
When he's the subject of the song,, 
Who can refuse to singi 



HIS PRAISE. 



2 Majestic sweetness sits enthroned 

TJpon his awful brow: 
His head with radiant glories crowned! 
His lips with grace o'erflow. 

3 No mortal can with him compare 

Among the sons of men: 
Fairer he is than all the fair 

That fill the heavenly train. " * 

4 He saw me plunged in deep Ustress, 

He flew to my relief : 
For me he bore the shameful cross, 
And carried all my grief. 

Since from his bounty I receive 

Such proofs of love divine, 
Had I a thousand hearts to give, f 

Lord, they should all be thine. 

S. STENNETT. 



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O CM. 

" Unto You who Believe^ He is Precious." 

1 rilHE Sa™ur ! oh, what endless charms 
JL Dwell in that blissful sound 1 

Its influence every fear disarms, 
And spreads delight around. 

2 Here pardon, life, and joy divine 

In rich profusion flow 
For guilty rebels, lost in sin, 
And doomed to endless woe. 

3 The mighty Former of the skies 

Descends to our abode, 
While angels view, with wondering eyes, 
And hail th' incarnate God. 

4 How rich the depths of love divine ! 

Of bliss, a boundless store ! 
Dear Saviour 1 let me call thee minel 

I cannot wish for more. anna steejle. 



CHRIST. 



224 



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A Song to the Shepherd. C. M. 

1 rjnO thee, my Shepherd and my Lord, 
i A grateful song I'll raise; 

Oh, lot the humblest of thy flock 
Attempt to speak thy praise. 

2 My life, my joy, my hope, I owe 

To thine amazing love; 
Ten thousand thousand comfoi'ts here, 
And nobler bliss above. 

3 To thee my trembling spirit flies, 

With sin and grief oppressed; 
Thy gentle voice dispels my fears, 
And lulls my cares to rest. 

4r Lead on, dear Shepherd! led by thee, 
No evil shall I fear; 
Soon shall I reach thy fold above. 
And praise thee better there. 

HIGGINBOTHAM. 



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22^0 Prcdse to Christ. lis. 

1 "\7"E servants of God, your Master proclaim, 

i And publish abroad his wonderful name; 
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol; 
His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. 

2 God ruleth on high, almighty to save; , ,. , 
Yet still he is nigh, his presence we have; 
The great congregation his triumph shall sing. 
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King. 

3 " Salvation to God who sits on the throne," ., 
Let all cry aloud and honour the Son; ^ 
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim. 

Fall do^ a on their faces, and worship the Lamb. 

4 Then let us adore, and give him his right, 
All gloiy and power, and wisdom and might, 
All honour and blessing:, with angels above, 
And thanks never ceasing, and iodOnlte love. 

C. WESLEY. 



HIS PBAI8E. 



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jii^K} Clmst Reigmng. L. M. 

1 r\ CHEIST! the Lord of heaven, to thee, 
\J Clothed with all majesty divine. 
Eternal power and glory be; 

Eternal praise of right is thine. 

2 Reign, Prince of Life, who once thy brow 

Didst yield to wear the wounding thorn; 
Beign, throned beside the Father now, 
Adored the Son of God first-bom. 

3 From angel hosts that round thee stand. 

With forms more pure than spotless snow, 
From the bright, burning seraph band, 
Let praise in loftiest numbers flow. * 

4 To thee, the Lamb, our mortal songs. 

Bom of deep, fervent love, shall rise; ' *-- 
All honour to thy name belongs. 
Our lips would sound it to the skies. 

6 Jesus' all earth shall speak the word; 
Jesus! all heaven shall sound it still; 
Lnmanuel, Saviour, Conqueror, Lord, 
Thy praise the universe shall fill. 

BAY PALMER. 

ju^ii Praise to Christ from AU. C. M. 

1 "WT'E sing to thee, thou Son of God, 

T ▼ Fountain of life and grace; 

We praise thee. Son of Man, whose blood 

Redeemed our fallen race. 

* 

2 Thee we acknowledge God and Lord, 

The Lamb for sinners slain. 
Who art by heaven and earth adored, 
■ . Worthy o'er both to reign. 

3 The prophets' goodly fellowship, 

In radiant garments drest. 
Praise thee, thou Son of God, and vQxg 
The fulness of thy reet. 



CHRIST. 

4 The apostles' glorious company 

Thy righteous praise proclaim; 
■ The martyred army glorify 
Thine everlasting name. 

5 Throughout the world, thy Churches join 

To call on thee, their Head, 
Brightness of Majesty Divine, 

Who every power has made. cennick. 



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Praise to the Saviour. S. M, 

1 A "WAKE, and sing the song 
J-jL Of Moses and the Lamb ! 
Wake every heart and every tongue, , 

To praise the Saviour's name ! 

2 Sing of his dying love; 

Sing of his rising power; 
Sing how he intercedes above, i f 

For those whose sins he bore. 

3 Sing, till we feel our hearts , • . - 

Ascending with our tongues; 
Sing, till the love of sin departs, 
And grace inspires our songs. 

4 Sing on your heavenly way, 

Ye ransomed sinners, sing ! " ' ' ;; r c 

Sing on, rejoicing every day - -* v^^ 

In Christ, th' exalted King. ^ -I 

5 Soon shall we hear him say, , 

" Ye blessed children, come !" 
Soon will he call us hence away 

To our eternal home. Hammond. 



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Chrisfs Commission. C. M. 

1 /^OME, happy souls, approach your God 
\J With new, melodious songs; 
Come, render to almighty grace 
The tribute of your tongues. 



HIS PRAISE. 



CK. 



M. 






2 So strange^ bo boundless was the love 

That pitied dying men, 
The Father sent his equal Son 
To give them life again. 

3 Here, sinners, you may heal your wounds, 

And wipe your sorrows dry; 
Trust in the mighty Saviour's name, 
And you shall never- die. 

4 See, dearest Lord, our willing souls ■ - 

^ccept thine offered grace; 
We bless the great Redeemer's love, 

And give the Father praise. watts. 



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JD. 



M. 



^0\J The Lamb of Sacrifice. 

1 "VrOT all the blood of beasts, 
-Ll On Jewish altars slain. 



S. M. 






Could give the guilty conscience peace. 
Or wash away the stain. 

2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 

Takes all our sins away; 
A sacrifice of nobler name. 
And richer blood than they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 

On that dear head of thine, 
While like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess my sin. 

4 My soul looks back to see 

The burdens thou didst bear, 
When hanging on the cursed tree, 
And hopes her guilt was there. 

6 Believing, we rejoice 

To see the curse remove; 
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice, 
And sing his bleeding love. WATTS. 



133 



THE nOT.Y SPTBTT. 



231 JS)UrU of Truth. 

: qPIRlT of Tiutlil i.ii iliiH thy d.iy, 
k3 To i\uw for hol|» wt» tiry, 



0. M. 



To f(uuKi UH through thu droiuy way 
Of dark inortulity. 

2 Wt» uhU not, Lord, tl»« olovou iluino 

Or ton^uoH of variouH toiu^; 
Dut Unxfi thy praiHivs to proohdin, 
With forvuur iu our owu. 

3 Wo mourn not tluit proplu^tic 8kUl 

Is found on oarth no nioro; 
Knough for uh to traco thy will 
In fcJcriptuiti'H HaoiHul loro. 

4 Though tongnoa shall coaso and power decay, 

And knowlodgtt onipty provo, 
Do tliou thy ti-onibling sorvantH stay 
With faith, with hope, witli lovo. 

HBDER. 



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232 



IS4 



Prayer to the Spirit 

1 T ORD God, the Holy Ghost, 
JLi In this aeceptod hour, 
As on the day of Pentecost, 

Descend in all thy power! 

2 We meet witli one accord 

In our appointed place. 
And wait the promise of our Lord, 
The Spiiit of all gnice. 

3 Like mighty rushing wind 

Upon the waves beneath, 
Move with one impulse every mind, 
One soul, one fjeeling breathe. 



S. M. 



rniB HOIiY MPIBIT. 



4 Tlift yminpf, tlio ohl inHpini, 

Willi wiHiloia from iiWovn, 

Aiul ^ivo IIH liriirtN IUmI t^UI^UOH of fifO 

To pruy, iukI pntim^ uiid lovo. 

5 Spirit of ti'uili, In^ thou 

In lifo itiiil Wniti) our (luido; 
() Hjurit of luloptiou, now 

May wo l»o Hltuotilioa. MONTGOMEUV. 

wflf I Vrayvrfor the Spirit. 0. M. 

1 riNTIIiroNKI) oil hi^li, Aliniffhty Lord, 
XJ 'I'lio Holy (JlioHt Hriid dov/ii; 

Fulfil in IIH thy faithful Word, 
And all thy nioriiinH urown. 

2 Thou^di on our Ik^iuIh no ton^iu^H of iiro 

TImir wondroim pow<irH Inipart, 
» Grant, Saviour, what wo inoHt doHiro, 
Thy Spirit iu our hoart, 

3 Spirit of lifts and li^^it, and lovo, 

Thy hoavonly iniluonco K'^^J 
Quickoii our hoiiIh, horn from above, 
In (JhriHt that wo may live. 

4 To our lH!ni^ht(!d mindn rovcal 

Tho ^lori(!H of hiw graco, 
And brinj^ uh wlmro no cloudB conceal 
Tho hrightn(!HH of hiH face. 

6 His lovo within uh Bhed abroad, 
Lifo'n ovor-Hi)ringing well, 
Till Ood in uh, and we in God, 
. In lovo eternal dwell. HAWEIS, 



234 



Sovereignty of the Spirit, 

1 fTlHE blessed Spirit, like tho wind, 
JL Blows when and where he please; 
How hapjiy arc the men who feel 
The Boul enlivening breeze | 



CM. 



13P 



THE HOLT SPIRIT. 

2 He moulds the carnal inind afresh, 

Subdues the power of sin, 
Transforms the heart of stone to flesh, 
And plants his grace within. 

3 He sheds abroad the Father's love, 

Applies redeeming blood. 
Bids both our guilt and fear remove. 
And brings us home to God. 

4 Lord, fill each dead, benighted soul ; 

With light and life and joy; . , 

None can thy mighty power control, | 
Or shall thy work destroy. 

BEDDOME. 



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Comey Holy Spirit. 



S. M. 



196 



1 r\ HOLY Spii'it, come, i . 
\^ And Jesu**' love declare; 

Oh, tell us of our heavenly home, 
And guide us safely there, 

2 Our unbelief remove '' 

By thine almighty breath; 
Oh, work the wondrous work of love, . 
The mighty work of faith. 

3 Come with resistless power, 

Come with almighty grace, '' 

Come with the long-expected shower, :^ 
And fall upon this place. ^ ' 

4 Give us the melting soul. 

Give us the will subdued. 
Give us the streams of grace, to roll 
Over a heart renewed. 

5 We bless thee for thy grace, 

And thine almighty power; 
We bless thee for thy holy place, 
And this accepted hour. 

OSWALD ALLEN. 



TBB HOLT tPIBlT. 



236 



DUE. 



. M. 






The Comforter. 0. M. 

1 TTTHY should the children of a King 

T ▼ Jto mourning all their days] 
Great Comforter! descend, and bring 
Some tokens of thy grace. 

2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints, 

And seal the heirs of heaven] 
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 witness with my heart 
That I am born of God. 

4 Thou art the earnest of his love, ' 

The pledge of joys to come; 
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove, 



Wilt safe convey me home. 



WATTS. 



237 



JLEN. 



* Eternal Spirit. L. M. 

1 TjlTERNAL Spirit, we confess 

-Hi And sing the wonders of thy grace; 
Thy power conveys our blessings down 
From God the Father and the Son. 

2 Enlightened by the heavenly ray, 
Our shades and darkness turn to day; 
Thine inward teachings make us know 
Our danger, and our refuge too. 

3 Thy power and glory work within, 
And break the chains of reigning sinj 
All our imperious lusts subdue, 

And form our wretched hearts anew. 

4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice; 
Thy cheering words awake our joys; 
Thy words allay the stormy wind. 

And calm the surges of the mind. 

WATTS. 
JL 1J7 



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238 



THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



,The Work of the Spirit 



S. M. 



1 'mis God, the Spirit, leadiU 

X In paths before unknown; 
The work to be performed is ours, 
The strength is all his own. 

2 Supported by his grace, 

We still pursue onr way; 
And hope at last to I'each the prize, 
Secure in endless day. 

3 *Tis he that works to will, 

'Tis he tiaat works to do; 
Hfe is the power by which we act. 



239 



His be the glory too. 



" Grieve Not the Spirit.^* 



BEDDOME. 



CM. 



;;•■: 1 



I8S 



1 rriHE God of grace will never leave 
JL Or cast away his own; 

And yet, when we his Spirit griev^ 
His comforts are withdrawn. 

2 If noisy war, or strife, abound. 

We grieve the peaceful Dove; »- 

His gracious aid is ever found 

In paths of truth and love. 

"'<■{ ''^'.■]'"- '-'- 

3 Should we indulge one secret sin. 

Or disregard his laws, ^ '' 

His succour and support, withJTi, 
The Spirit, vexed, withdraws. 

4 Forbid it, gracious Lord, that we 

Who, from thy hand, receive 
The Spirit's power to make us free, 

Should e'er that Spirit grieve. anon. 



THB HOLT SPIRIT. 

jlmi^yj Heavenly Dove. 7i. 

1 TTOLY Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
XX Breathe upon ns from above; 
And with sweet, celestial fire, 
Zeal inflame, and love inspire. 

2 On this congregation pour 
Heavenly blessings, like a shower; 
Streams of grace upon us shed; 
Teach the living, raise the dead. 

3 Bid each groundless doubt depart; 
Bind up every broken heart; 
Warm the frozen, cheer the faint, 

. Feed and comfort every saint. 

4 Every soul do thou engage; 
Every Christian's grief assuage; 
Be our Counsellor and Guide; 

Lead to Jesus crucified. Joseph irons. 



241 



Pleading/ the Promise of the Spirit, H. M. 

1 /^ THOU that hearest prayer, 
V-/ Attend our humble cry, . 
And let thy servants share 

Thy blessings from on high; 
We plead the promise of thy Word; 
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord. 

2 If earthly parents hear 

Their children when they cry; 
. If they, with love sincere. 

Their varied wants supply, — 
Much more wilt thou thy love display, 
And answer when" thy children pray. 

3 Our heavenly Father, thou; 

We, children of thy grace; 
Oh, let thy Spirit now 

Descend and fill the place: 
So shall we feel the heavenly flame^ 
And all unite to praise thy name. 



THE HOLT SPIRIT. 

4 Oh, may that sacred fire, 

Descending from above, 
Our languid hearts inspire 

With fervent zeal and love: 
Enlighten our beclouded eyes, 
And teach our grovelling souls to rise. 

6 And send thy Spirit down 

On all the nations. Lord, 
With great success to crown 

The preaching of thy Word: 
Till heathen lands shall own thy sway. 
And cast their idol gods away. 



J. BURf ON. 



242 



Source of Light L. M. 

1 p<OME, blessed Spirit! source of light! 
\J Wtose power and grace are unconfined. 
Dispel the gloomy shades of night, — 

The thicker darkness of the mind. 

2 To mine illumined eyes display 

The glorious truth thy Word reveals; 
Cause me to run the heavenly way, 
Thy book unfold, and loose the seals. 

3 While through this dubious maze I stray. 

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad. 
To show the dangers of the way. 
And guide my feeble steps to God. 



BEDDOME. 



243 



140 



The Spirit Invoked. L. M. 

COME, sacred Spirit, from above. 
And fill the coldest heart with love : 
Oh, turn to flesh the flinty stone. 
And let thy sovereign power be known. 

Speak thou, and from the haughtiest eyes 
Shall floods of contrite sorrow rise; 
While all their glowing souls are borne 
To seek that grace which now they scorn. 



^ 



THE HOLT SPIRIT. 



\ 



0]i, let a holy flock await, 
In crowds around thy temple-gate 1 
Each pressing on with zeal to be 
A living sacrifice to thee. 

In answer to our fervent cries, 
Give us to see thy Church arise; 
Or, if that blessing seem too gi*eat, 
Give us to mourn its low estate. 

DODDBIDGB. 



tf 



jU 44: Prayer for the Spirit. Ss ^ 7s. 

1 TTOLY source of consolation, 

XX Light and life thy grace imparts; 
Visit us in thy compassion; 

Guide our minds and fill our hearts. 

2 Heavenly blessings, without measure, 

Thou canst bring us from above; 
Lord, we ask that heavenly treasure, 
Wisdom, holiness, and love. 

3 Dwell within us, blessed Spirit; 

Where thou art no ill can come; 
>. Bless us now, through Jesus' merit; 
Beign in every heart and home. 



245 



The Comforter. 

1 "jDLEST Comforter Divine, 
Xj Let rays of heavenly love 
Amid our gloom and darkness shine, 

And guide our souls above. 

2 Draw us with still small voice. 

From every sinful way, 
And bid the mourning saint rejoice, 
Though earthly joys decay. 

3 By thine inspiring breath 

Make every cloud of care, 
And e'en the gloomy vale of death, 
A smile of glory wear. 



▲NON. 



S. M. 



141 



/ 



TLIE HOLY 8PIBIT. 



Oh, fill thou every heart 
With love to all our race! 

Great Comforter, to us impart 
The blessings of thy grace. 



ANON. 



246 



Our Gua/rdian and Guide. L. M. 

1 /^lOME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
V-^ With light and comfort from above; 
Be thou our Guardian, thou our Guide, 
O'er every thought and step preside. 

2 To us the light of truth display. 

And make us know and choose thy way; 
Plant holy fear in every heart, 
That we from God may ne'er depart. 

3 Lead us to holiness, the road 

Which we must take to dwell with God; 
Lead us to Christ, the living way, ' ' 
Nor let us from his pastures stray. 

4 Lead us to God, our final rest. 

To be with him forever blest; ' 

Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share, 
FuJuess of joy forever there. brownb. 



247 



142 



The Spirit's Work. 

1 TTOW helpless guilty nature lies, 
XI Unconscious of its load! 
The heart, unchanged, can never rise 

' To happiness and God. 

2 Can aught, beneath a power divine. 

The stubborn will subdue? 
*Tis thine, almighty Spirit ! thine. 
To form the heart anew. 

3 'Tis thine, the passions to recall, 

And upward bid them rise; 
To make the scales of error fall, 
From reason's darkened eyes; — ^^ 



CM. 



THE HOLT SPIRIT. 



To chase the shades of d^ath awaj, 

And bid the sinner live; 
A beam of heaven, a vital raj, 



'Tis thine alone to give. 



STBELB. 



248 



Heaverdy Dove. C. M. 

1 i^OME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
\J With all thy quickening powers, 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's 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. 

5 In 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 shall we ever live 
At this poor, dying rate, — 
Our love so faint, so cold to thee, 
And thine to us so great] 

6 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dbve, 

With all thy quickening powers, 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, 



And that shall kindle ours. 



WAITS. 



154:1/ Breathings after the Spirit. 

•1 TTOLY Ghost, with light divine, 
XX Shine upon this heart of mine; 
Chase the shades of night away; 
Turn the darkness into day. 

2 Holy Ghost, with power divine, 
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine; 
Long has sin, withou ' control, 
Held dominion o'er my soul. 



Ts. 



143 



THB HOLT SPIRIT. 



S Holy Ghost, with joy divine, 
Cheer this saddened heart of mine; 
Bid my many woes depart; 
Heal my wounded, bleeding heart. 

4 Holy Spirit, all divine, 
Dwell within this heart of mine; 
Cast down every idol throne ; 
Beign supreme, and reign alone. 



250 



SEXD. 



B. M. 



fj \J The Spirit Present, 

1 mHE Holy Ghost is here, 
Jl Where saints in prayer agree; 

As Jesus' parting gift, he's near 
Each pleading company. 

2 Not far away is he, ' • 
To be by prayer brought nigh; 

But here in present majesty, * \ 

As in his courts on high. 

3 He dwells within our soul, * 
An ever-welcome Guest; 

He reigns with absolute control 
As Monarch in the breast. 

4 Our bodies are his shrine, 
And he th' indwelling Lord: 

All hail, thou Comforter divine I 
Be evermore adored. 

5 Obedient to thy will. 
We wait to feel thy power; 

O Lord of life, our hopes fulfil, 
And bless this hallowed hour, 

CHARLES H. SPURGEOW. 



251 



144 



Sanctifying Power. 

1 /^OME, Holy Spirit, come, 
\j Let thy brigh^j beams arise, 
Dispel the sorrow from our minds. 
The darkness from our eyes. 



S. M. 



THE HOLT SPIRIT. 



RSXP. 



J. M, 



2 Bevive our drooping faith, 

Our doubts and fears remove; 
And kindle in our breasts, the flame 
Of never-dying love. 

3 Convince us of our sin; 

Then lead to Jesus' blood; 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The secret love of Grod. 

4 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart, 

To sanctify the soul, 
To pour fresh life in every part, ^ 
And new-create the whole. 

5 Dwell, Spirit, in our hearts; 

Our minds from bondage free; 
Then we shall know, and praise, and Jovg 
The Father, Son, and Thee! hart. 



•V- 



QEOV. 



3. M. 



252 



Witness of the Spirit Desired. 

1 ri RACIOUS Spirit, Love divine, 
vT Let thy light within me shine; 
All my guilt}" fears remove; 

Fill me with thy heavenly love. 

2 Speak thy pardoning grace to me 
Set the burdened sinner free; 
Lead me to the Lamb of God; 
"Wash me in his precious blood. 

3 Life and peace to me impart; 
Seal salvation on my heart; 
Breathe thyself into my breast, 
Earnest of immortal rest. 

4 Let me never from thee stray; 
Keep me in the narrow way; 
Fill my soul with joy divine; 
Keep us. Lord, forever thine. 



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THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



253 



Spirit of Holiness. C. M. 

1 ^PIRIT of holiness, descend; 
lO Thy people wait for thee; 
Thine ear, in kind compassion, lend; 

Let us thy mercy see. 

2 Behold, thy weary churches wait, 

With wishful, longing eyes; 
Let us no more lie desolate; 
Oh, bid thy light arise ! 

3 Thy light, that on our souls hath shone, 

Leads us in hope to thee; 
Let us not feel its rays alone — 
Alone thy people be. 

4 Oh, bring our dearest friends to God; 

Remember those we love; 
Fit them, on earth, for thine abode; 
Fit them for joys above. 

6 Spirit of holiness, 'tis thine 
To hear our feeble prayer; 
Come, for we wait thy power divine, 

Let us thy mercy ^are. s. f. smith. 






Jmi04: Regeneration hy the Spirit, C. M. 

1 "VrOT all the outward forms on earth, 
-1-1 Nor rites that God has given, 
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth, 

Can raise a soul to heaven. 

2 The sovereign will of God alone 

Creates us heirs of grace. 
Born in the image of his Son, 
A new, peculiar race. 

3 The Spirit, like some heavenly ^vind, 

Breathes on the sons of flesh. 
Creates anew the carnal mind. 

And forms the man afresh. ' . 



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THE SCRIPTURES. 



CM. 



Our quickened souls awake, and rise 
From tbeir long sleep of deach ; 

On heavenly things we fix our eyes, 
And praise employs our breath. 



WATTS. 



>ne. 



. SMITH. 



CM. 



255 



The Spirit Entreated to Stay, L. M. 

1 C1TAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay, 

lO Though I have done thee such despite; 
Cast not a sinner quite away, 
Nor take thine everlasting flight. 

2 Though I have most unfaithful been 

Of all who e'er thy grace received, — 
Ten thousand times thy goodness seen, 
Ten thousand times thy goodness grieved. 

3 Yet, oh, the chief of sinners spare, 

In honour of my great High Piiest; 
Nor, in thy righteous anger, swear 
I shall not see thy people's rest. 

4 Now, Lord, my weary soul release, 

Upraise me with thy powerful hand; 
Oh, guide me into perfect peace. 

And bring me to the promised land! 

C. WESLEY. 



THE SCEIPTURES. 



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Worth of the Bible. 



CM. 



1 TTOW precious is the book divine, 
XI By inspiration given ! 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine 

To lead our souls to heaven. 

2 O'er all the strait and narrow way 

Its radiant beams are cast; 

A light whose never-weary ray • 

Grows brightest at the last. 



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THB SCRIPTURES. 



3 It sweetly clieers our fainting hearts 

In this dark vale of tears; ^ 

Life, light, and comfort it imparts, 
And calms our anxious fears. 

i This lamp through all the dreary night 
Of life shall guide our way, 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day. 

RIPPON'S COLLECTION. 

jLiO i Sure Word of Propheiry. L. M. 

1 T* ET everlasting glories crown 

XJ Thy head, my Saviour and my Lord; 
Thy hands have brouglio salvation down, 
And writ the blessings in thy Word. 

2 In vain the trembling conscience seeks 

Some solid ground to rest upon; 
With long despair the spirit breaks, 
Till we apply to Christ alone. 

3 How well thy blessed truths agree ! 

How wise and holy thy commands ! 
Thy promises, how firm they be ! 

How fii-m our hope and comfort stands I 

4 Should all the forms that men devise 

Assault my faith with treacherous art, 
I'd call them vanity and lies, 

And bind the gospel to my heart. 



2 



WATTS. 



258 



148 



Preciou^ness of the Scriptures. 

1 TTOLY Bible, book divine, 

JLL Precious treasure, thou art mine ! 
Mine to tell me whence I came;. 
Mine to teach me what I am; 

2 Mine to chide me when I rove; 
Mine to show a Savicur's love; 
Mine thou art to guidt and guard; 
Mine to punish or reward; 



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2i 

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THE 8CRIPTUBES. 



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3 Mine to comfort in distress, 
If the Holy Spirit bless; 
Mine to show, by living faith, 
Man can triumph over death; 

4 Mine to tell of joys to come, 
And the rebel sinner's doom; 
O ! thou holy book divine, 
Precious treasure, thou art mine. 

JOHN BURTON. 



ECTION. 



L. M. 



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Isl 



WATTS. 

7s. 

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Bible Suited to Our Wants. 0. M. 

1 T^ATHER of mercies! in thy Word 
J- What endless glory shines; 
Forever be thy name adored 

For these celestial lines. 

2 'Here may the wretched sons of want 

Exhaustless riches dnd; 
Kiches above what earth can grant, 
And lasting as the mind. 

3 Here the Eedeemer's welcome voice 

Spreads heavenly peace around; 
And life, and everlasting joys, 
Attend the blissful sound. 

4 Oh, may these heavenly pages be 

My ever dear delight; 
And still new beauties may I see, 
, And still increasing light. 

5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord, 

Be thou forever near; 
Teach me to love thy sacred Word, 
And view my Saviour there. 

AN^A ST£ELB. 



260 



" Thy Word is the Joy of My Heart." CM. 

1 T ADEN with guilt, and full of fears, 
JLJ I fly to thee, my Lord; 
And not a ray of hope appears. 
But in thy written Word. 

1^ 



THB SCRIPTURES. 



2 The volume of my Father's grace 

Does all my grief assuage; 
Here I behold my Saviour's face 
In almost every page. 

3 This is the field where hidden lies 

The pearl of price unknown; 
That merchant is divinely wise 
Who makes the pearl his own. 

4 This is the judge that ends the strife 

Where wit and reason fail; 
My guide to everlasting life 
Through all this gloomy vale. 

5 0, may thy counsels, mighty God, 

My roving feet command; 
Nor I forsake the happy road 

That leads to thy right hand. watts. 






261 



God^s Glory in the Word. 



L. M. 



1 nnHE heavens declare thy glory, Lord, 
JL 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, 
Beveals thy justice and thy grace. 

3 Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise 

Round the whole earth, and never stand; 
So when thy truth began its race. 
It touched and glanced on ewQrj land. 

4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest. 

Till through the world thy truth has run; 
Till Christ has all t>he nations blest. 
That see the light, or feel the sun. 
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2( 



THE SCBIPTUBES. 

5 Great Sun of Bighteousness, arise; 

Bless the dark world with heaveniy light; 
Thy gospel makes the simple wise; 

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 

WATTS. 



262 



rrs. 



M. 



The Bible a Light. C. M. 

1 TXTHAT glory gilds the sacred page I 

W Majestic, like the sun, 
It gives a light to every age; 
It gives, but bon'ows none. 

2 The power that gave it, still supplies 

The gi-acious light and heat; 
Its truths upon the nations rise; 
They rise, but never set. 

3 Let everlasting 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 steps of him I love. 
Till glory breaks upon my view 

In brighter worlds above. COWPEB. 

^\}0 Jesus Seen in the Bible. C. M. 

1 rilHOU lovely Source of true delight, 
JL Whom I unseen adore ! 

Unveil thy beauties to my sight, 
That I may love thee more. 

2 Thy gloiy o'er creation shines; 

But in thy sacred Word, 

I read in fairer, brighter lines. 

My bleeding, dying Lord. 

3 'Tis here, whene'er my comforts droop, 

And sins and sorrows rise, 
Thy love, with cheerful beams of hope, 
My fainting heart supplies. 

151 



THE SeSIPTUKBS. 



4 Jesus, my Lord, my life, my light, 
* Oh, come with blissful ray; 
Break radiant through the shades of night. 
And chase my fears away. ' Steele. 



^0*4" Power of God^s Word. 

1 T>EHOLD, the morning sun 
-D Begins his glorious waj ; 

His beams through all the nations run, 
And life and light convey. 

2 But where the gospel comes. 

It spreads diviner light; 
It calls dead sinners from their tombs, 
And gives the blind their sight. 

3 How perfect is thy Word ! 

And all thy judgments just; 
Forever sure thy promise, Lord, i ■ 
And we securely trust. 

4 My gracious God, how plain 

Are thy directions given! 
Oh, may I never read in vain, 
But find the path to heaven. 



S. M. 



WATTS. 



265 



163 



L. P. M. 

Delight and Instruction from the Bible. : 

1 T LOVE the volume of thy Word; 

X What light and joy those leaves afford 
To souls benighted and distressed! 

Thy precepts guide my doubtful way; 

Thy fear forbids my feet to stray; 
Thy promise leads my heart to rest. 

2 Thy threatenings wake my slumbering eyes, 
And warn me where my danger lies; 

But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord, 
That makes my guilty conscience clean, 
Converts my soul, subdues my sin. 

And gives a free but large reward. 



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Who knows the errors of his thoughts! 
My God, forgive my secret faults, 

And from presumptuous sins restrain; 
Aocept my poor attempts of praise. 
That I have read thy book of grace. 

And book of nature, not in vain. watts. 



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ExceUency of the Scriptures. C. M. 

1 X ET all the heathen writers join 
-Li To form one perfect book; 
Great God, if once compared with thine. 

How mean their writings look ! 

2 Not the most perfect rules they gave 

Could show one sin forgiven, 

Nor lead a step beyond the grave; 

But thine conduct to heaven. 

3 I've seen an end of what we call 

Perfection here below, — 
How short the powers of nature fall, 
And can no farther go. 

4 Our faith and love and every grace 

Fall far below thy Word; 
But perfect truth and righteousness 



Dwell only with the Lord. 



WATTS. 



267 



Light from the Bible. L. M. 

UPON the gospel's sacred page 
The gathered beams of ages shine; 
And, as it hastens, every age 

But ma-ies its brightness more divine. 

On mightier wing, in loftier flight. 

From year to year does knowledge soar; 

And, as it soars, the gospel light 
Becomes effu^ent more and more. 

L 199 



MAX LOST. 

3 More glorious still, as centuries roll, 

New regions blest, new powers unfurled. 
Expanding with the expanding soul, 
Its radiance shall o'erflow the world, — 

4 Flow to restore, but not destroy; 

As when the cloudless lamp of day 
Pours out its floods of light and joy. 
And sweeps the lingering mists away. 

BOWBING, 



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MAN LOST. 



Sense of Deprcmty. 



CM. 



1 /^ BEAT King of glory and of grace, 
VJT We own with humble shame, 
How vile is our degenerate race. 

And our first fia.ther's name. - 

2 We live estranged, afar from God, ^ 

And love the distance well; 
With haste re run the dangerous road 
That leads to death and hell. 



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3 And can such rebels be restored? 

Such natures made divine? 
Let sinners see thy glory, Lord, 
' And feel this power of thine. 

4 We raise our Father's name on high, 

Where his own Spirit sends 
To bring rebellious strangers nigh. 
And turn his foes to fnends. 



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MAN LOST. 



269 



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Shapen in Iniquity, L. M. 

1 T ORD, I am vile,— conceived in sin, ' 
jLi And bom unholy and unclean; 
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall 
Corrupts the 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 defiled in every part. 

3 Lord, I fall before thy face; 
My only reftige is thy grace: 

No outward forms can make me clean; 
The leprosy lies deep within. 

4 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. 

5 Jesus, my Grod, thy blood alone 
Hath power sufficient to atone : 

Thy blood can make me white as snow; 
No human power could cleanse me so. 

WATTS. 



270 



MarCs State hy Natwre. 



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1 TTOW heavy is the night 
XX That hangs upon our eyes. 
Till Christ, with his reviving light, 

O'er our dark souls arise. 

2 Our guilty spirits dread 

To meet the wrath of Heaven; 
But, in his righteousness arrayed. 
We see our sins forgiven. 

3 Unholy and impure 

Are all our thoughts and ways: 
His hands infected nature cure 
With sanctifying ^prace. 



S. M. 



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4 The powers of hell agree 

To hold our souls in vain; 
He sets the sons of bondage free, 
And breaks the cruel chain. 

5 Lord, we adore thy ways 

To bring us near to God, 
Thy sovereign power, thy healing grace. 
And thine atoning blood. watts. 



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None Righteous ! S. M. 

1 AH, how shall fallen man ' 
J\. Be just before his God? 

If he contend in righteousness, 
We fall beneath his rod. 

2 If he our ways should mark 

With strict, inquiring eyes, 

Could wo for one of thousand faults ^ 

A just excuse devise? • 

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3 All-seeing, powerful God, 

Who can with thee contend! 
Or who that tries th' unequal strife 
Shall prosper in the end? 

4 The mountains '>f thy wrath, 

Their ancient seats forsake; 
The trembling earth deserts her place; '; 
Her rooted pillars shake. 

6 * Ah, how shall guilty man 
Contend with such a God? 
None, none can meet him, and escape, 
But through the Saviour's blood. 

WATTS. 



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Sdf-Righteousnes8 Renounced, C. M. 

1 TTAIN are the hopes the sons of men 
V On their own works have built; 
Their hearts by nature all unclean, 
And all their actions guilt. 



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2 Let Jew and Gentile silent bow, 

Without a murmuring word; 
Let all the race of man confess 
Their guilt before the Lord. 

3 In vain we ask God's righteous law 

To justify us now; 
Since to convince and to condemn 
Is all the law can do. 

4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace ! 

When in thy name we trust, 

Our faith receives a righteousness 

That makes the sinner just. 



WATTS. 



MAN WARNED AND ENTREATED. 



273 



The Sinner Untreated. C. M. 

SINNERS, the voice of God regard, 
'Tis mercy speaks to-day; 
He calls you by his sovereign word 
From sin's destructive way. 

Why will you in the crooked ways 

Of sin and folly gol 
In pain you travel all your days, 

To reap immortal woe ! 

But he that turns to God shall live, 

Through his abounding grace; 
His mercy will the guilt forgive 

Of those that seek his face. 

Bow to the sceptre of his word, 

Renouncing every sin; 
Submit to him, your sovereign Lord> 

And learn his will divine. 

His love exceeds your highest thoughts; - 

He pardons like a God; 
He will forgive your numerous faults, 

Through a Redeemer's blood. 

JOHN FAWCKTT. 



MAN WARNED AND ENTBEATSD. 



274 



Pleading ivith the Sirmer. 7s. 

SmNERS, turn; why vvill ve die? 
God, your Maker, asks you why; 
God, who did your being give. 
Made you with himself to live. 

Sinners, turn; why will ye die? 
God, your Saviour, asks you why; 
Will ye not in him believe? 
He has died that ye might live. 

Sinnera, turn; why will ye die? 
God, the Spirit, asks you why; 
Often with you has he strove. 
Wooed you to embrace his love. 

Will ye not his grace receive? 

Will ye still refuse to live? ; ' 

O ye dying sinners, why. 

Why will ye forever die? weslbt. 



ju %D Union of Pleas. L. M. 

1 TTTHY will ye waste on trifling cares 

f T That life which God's compassion spares; 
While, in the various range of thought, 
The one thing needful is forgot. 

2 Shall God invite you from above? 
Shall Jesus urge his dying love? 

Shall troubled conscience give you pain, 
And all these pleas unite in vain? 

3 Not so your eyes will always view 
Those objects which you now pursue; 
Not so will heaven and hell appear, 
When death's decisive hour is near. 

4 Almighty God, thy grace impart; 
Fix deep conviction on each heart; 
Nor let us waste on trifling cares 
That life which thy compassion spares. 

DOODBIMl. 



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276 The Call To-Day. 

1 mO-DAY the Saviour calls: 
JL Ye wanderers come; 

Oh, ye benightca souls, 
Why longer roami 

2 To-day the Saviour calls: 

Oh, hear him now; 
Within these sacred walls 
To Jesus bow. 

3 To-day the Saviour calls: 

For refuge fly; 
The storm of justice falls, 
And death is nigh. 

4 The Spirit calls to-day: 

Yield to his power: 
Oh, grieve him not away: 
'Tis mercy's hour. 



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T. HASTINGS. 



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jU i i The Sinner Pointed to the JvdgmefM. 7s. 

1 TTTHEN thy mortal life is fled, 

▼ T When the death-shades o'er thee spread,^ 
When is finished thy career, 
Sinner, where wilt thou appear? 

2 When the world has passed away. 
When draws near the judgment day, 
When the awful trump shall sound^ 

Say, oh, where wilt thou be found 1 ► 

5 When the Judge descends in light, 
Clothed in majesty and might, 
When the wicked quail with fear. 
Where, oh, where wilt thou appear? 

4 What i^all soothe thy bursting heart, 
When the saints and thou must part? 
When the good with joy are crowned, 
Sinner, where wilt thou be found? 



HAN WARNED AND ENTREATED. 

While the Holy Ghost is nigh, 
Quickly to the Saviour fly; 
Then shall peace thy spirit cheer; 
Then in heaven shalt thou appear. 

S. P. SMITH. 



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1 TTASTEN, sinner! O- ^e, 
XX Stay not for the morro v 
Wisdom if you still despise, 
Hai'der is it to be won. 



2 Hasten, mercy to implore, 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
L^st thy season should be o'er. 
Ere this evening's stage be run. 

3 Hasten, sinner! now return; ' ' 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest thy lamp should cease to burn 
. Ere salvation's work is done. 



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4 Hasten, sinner! to be blest. 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest perdition thee arrest. 
Ere the morrow is begun. 

THOMAS SCOTT. 



Li ifj The Sinner Warned against Delay, lis. 

1 "pVELAY not, delay not; O sinner, draw near; 
JLJ The waters of life are now flowing for thee; 
No price is demanded; the Saviour is here; 

Bedemption is purchased, salvation is &ee. 

2 Delay not, delay not ; why longer abuse 

The love and compassion of Jesus, thy Godl 
A fountain is opened; how canst thou refuse 
To wash and be cleansed in his pardoning 
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Delay not, delay not, O sinner, to come, 

For mercy still lingers, and calls thee to-day; 

Her voice is not heard in the shades of the tx)mb; 
Her message, unheeded, will soon pass away. 

Delay not, delay not; the Spirit of grace, 

Long grieved and resisted, may take his sad 
flight. 

And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, 
To sink in the gloom of eternity's night. 

Delay not, delay not; the hour is at hand; 
The earth shall dissolve, and the heavens 
shall fade; 
The dead, small and great, in the judgment 
shall stand; 
What helper, then, sinner, shall lend thee 
his aid? T. Hastings. 



2ml 0\) Expo8tulati<m vnth the Sinner. L. M. 

1 /^ SINNER, why so thoughtless grown? 
y~^ Why in such dreadful haste to diel 
Daring tj leap to worlds unknown; 

Heedless against thy Gk>d to fly] 

2 Wilt thou despise eternal fate, 

Urged on by sin's delusive dreams? 
Madly attempt the infernal gate, 
And force thy passage to the flames? 

3 Stay, sinner, on the gospel plains, 

And hear tho Lord of Life unfold 
The glories of his dying pains, 

Forever telling, yet untold. rippon. 



281 



Important Questions! 

INNER ! what hast thou to show 
Like the joys believers know? 
Is thy path, of fading flowers. 
Half 80 bright, so sweet, as ours? 



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MAN WARNED AND ENTREATED. 

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2 Both a skilful, healing friend 
On thy daily path attend, 

And where thorns and stings abound, 
Shed a balm on every wound? 

3 When the tempest rolls on high. 
Hast thou still a refuge nigh? 
Can, oh, can thy dying breath 
Summon one more strong than death? 

4 Canst thou, in that awful day, v 
Fearless tread the gloomy way. 
Plead a glorious ransom given. 
Burst from earth, and soar to heaven? 

MRS. TONNA. 



282 



Exhortation to Repentance. C. M. 

1 " T3EPENT!" the voice celestial cries; 

X\ No longer dare delay : 
The soul that scorns the mandate dies, 
And meets a fiery day. 

2 No more the sovereign eye of God s 

O'erlooks the crimes of men : 
His heralds now are sent abroad 
To warn the world of sin. 

3 O sinners, in his presence bow, 

And all your guilt confess; 
Embrace the offered Saviour now, - 

iSTor trifle with his grace. 

4 Bow ere the awful trumpet sound. 

And call you to his bar; 
His mercy knows the appointed bound. 
And yields to justice there. 

6 Amazing love, that yet will call, 

And yet prolong our days ! 

Our heaii», subdued by goodness, fall 

And weep, and love, and praise. 

DODDBIDQB. 



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1 QINNERS, will you scorn the message 
O Sent in mercy from above 1 
Every sentence, oh, how tender! 

Every line is full of love : 

Listen to it: 
Every line is full of love. 

2 Hear the heralds of the gospel 

News from Zion's King proclaim : 
" Pardon to each rebel sinner; 
Free forgiveness in his name :" 

How important ! 
" Free forgiveness in his name." 

3 Tempted souls, they bring you succour; 

Fearful hearts, they quell your fears; 
And, with news of consolation, 
Chase away the falling tears; 

Tender heralds. 
Chase away the falling tears. 

4 Who hath our report believed? 

Who received the joyful word? 
Who embraced the news of pardon 
Offered to you by the Lord? 

Can you slight it. 
Offered to you by the Lordi allen. 



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^^AwakCf Thou that Steepest/" 

1 QINNER, rouse thee from thy sleep; 
k3 Wake, and o'er thy folly weep; 
Kaise thy spirit, dark and dead; 
Jesus waits his light to shed. 

2 Wake from sleep; arise from death; 
See the bright and living path; 
Watchful, tread that path; be wise; 
Leave thy folly, seek the ddes. 



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168 



MAN WARNED AND ENTREATED. 



Leave thy folly, cease from crime; 
From (his hour redeem thy time; 
Life secure without delay; 
Evil is thy mortal day. 

Oh, then, rouse thee from thy sleep! 

Wake, and o'er thy folly weep ; 

Jesus calls from death and night; 

Jesus waits to shed his light. epis. col. 



285 



Do Not Dday! 



S. M. 



1 A ND canst thou, sinner, slight 
■J^L. The call of love divine? 
Shall God with tenderness invite. 

And gain no thought of thine] 

2 Wilt thou not cease to grieve 

The Spirit from thy breast. 
Till he thy wretched soul shall leave 
"With all thy sins oppressed] ' \ ' ' 

3 To-day, a pardoning God " 

Will hear the suppliant pray; 
To-day, a Saviour's cleansing blood 
Will wash thy guilt away. 

4 But grace so dearly bought ,; 

If yet thou wilt despise, 
Thy fearful doom, with sorrow fraught, 
Will fill thee with surprise. 



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MBS. A. B. HYDE. 



286 



Ui 



L. M. 

Sinners Invited to Immediate Repentance. 

WHILE life prolongs its precious light, 
Mercy is found, and peace is given; 
But soon, ah, soon, approaching night 
Shall blot out every hope of heaven. 

While God invites, how blest the day ! 

How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! 
Come, sinners, haste, oh, haste away, 

While yet a pardoning God is found. 



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MAN WABNED AND ENTREATED. 

3 Soon, borne on time's most rapid wing, 

Shall death command you to the gnwe, 
Before his bar your spirits bring, 
And none be found to hear or save. 

4 In that lone land of deep' despair, 

No Sabbath's heavenly light shall rise. 
No God regard your bitter pi-uyer. 
No Saviour call you to the skies. 

5 While God invites; how blest the dayl 

How sweet the gospel's charming sound I 
Come, sinners, haste, oh, haste away. 
While yet a pardoning God is found. 

DWIQHT. 



fDE. 

M. 



287 



The Wanderer Untreated. 



CM. 



1 "OETURN, O wand'rer, to thy home, 
Xi Thy Father calls for thee; 

No longer now an exile roam 
In guilt and misery. 

Return, return! 

2 Return, O wand'rer, to thy home, 

"lis Jesus calls for thee; 
The Spirit and the Bride say — Come; 
Oh, now for refuge flee. 
Return, return! 

3 Return, wand're? to thy home, 

'Tis madness to delay; 
There are no pardons in the tomb. 
And brief is mercy's day. 
Return, return! 

T. HASTINGS. 



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MAN CONVICTED. 

]miOO Mercy Implored, S. M. 

1 mHOU Lord of all above, 
X And all below the sky, 

Before thy feet I prostrate fall, 
And for thy mercy cry. 

2 Forgive my follies past, 

The crimes which I have done; 
Oh, bid a contrite sinner live, 
Through thy incarnate Son. 

3 Guilt, like a heavy load. 

Upon my cod science lies; 
1 To thee I make my sorrows known, 
And lift my weeping eyes. 

4 The burden which I feel, ' ' ' 

Thou only canst remove; 
Display, O Lord, thy pard'ning grace, 
And thy unbounded love. 

5 One gracious look of thine 

Will ease my troubled breast ; 
Oh, let me know my sins forgiven. 
And I shall then be blest. 

BEDDOMB. 



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289 

1 TTTITH broken heart and contrite sigh, 

T V A trembling sinner. Lord, I cry; 
Thy pardoning grace is rich and free; 
God, be merciful to me! 

2 I smite upon my troubled breast. 

With deep and conscious guilt oppressed ; 
Christ and \ns cross my only plea; 
O €k)d, be mejciful to me ! 



L. M. 






HAN CONVICTED. 

3 Far off I stand with tearful eyes, 
Nor dare uplift them to the skies; 
But thou dost aU my anguish see; 
O God, be merciful to me ! 

4 Nor alms, nor deeds that I hare done^ 
Can for a single sin atone; 

To Calvary alone I flee; 
O God, be merciful to me ! 

5 And when, redeemed from sin and hell; 
"With all the ransomed throng I dwell, 
My raptured song shall ever be, 

God has been merciful to me ! G. elyen. 






290 



The Penitent^ 8 Inquiry. 

1 "pvEPTH of mercy! can there be 
-L' Mercy still reserved for me? 
Can my God his wrath forbear, 
And the chief of sinners spare] 

2 I have long withstood his ^ace; 
Long provoked him to his face; 
Would not hear his gracious calls, 
Grieved him by a thousa&d falls. 

4 

3 Jesus, answer from above: 
Is not all thy nature love? 
Wilt thou not the wrong forget? 
Lo, I fall before thy feet. 

4 Now incline me to repent; 
Let me now my fall lament; 
Deeply my revolt deplore; 
Weep, believe, and sin no more. 



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291 



Hardness of Hea/rt Lamented. L. M. 

1 T" ORD, shed a beam of heavenly day 
XJ To melt this stubborn stone away; 
Now thaw, with rays of love divine, 
This heart, this frozen heart, of mine. 



HAN CONVICTED. 



2 The rocks can rend; the earth can quake; 
The stas can roar; the mountains shake; 
Of feeling all things show some sign, 
But this unfeeling heart of mine. 

3 To hear the sorrows thou hast felt, 
All but an adamant would melt; 
Goodness and wrath in vain combine 
To move this stupid heart of mine. 

4 But One can yet perform the deed; 
That One in all his grace I need; 

Thy Spirit can from dross refine, * 

And melt this stubborn heart of mine. 

5 O, Breath of Life, breathe on my soul ! 
On me let streams of mercy roll; 
Now thaw, with rays of love divine, 
This heart, this frozen heart, of mine. 



KART. 



292 






The Sinner Alive vnthout the Laxo. C. M. 

1 T" ORD, how secure my conscience was, 
JLi And felt no inwarci dread ! 

I was alive without the law, ^ • 

And thought my sins were dead. J, 

2 My hopes of heaven were firm and bright: 

But since the precept came, 
With a convincing power and light, 
I find how vile I am. 

3 My guilt appeared but small before, 

Till I with terror saw 
How perfect, holy, just, and pure, 
Is thine eternal law. 

4 Then felt my soul the heavy load; ' 

My sins revived again : 
I had provoked a dreadful God, 

And all my hopes were slain. . 

5 My God, I cry with every breath 

For soi^e kind power to save, 
Oh, break tho yoke of sin and death, 

And thus redeem the slave. WATTS. 



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293 



lART. 

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Past Sins Aclmowledged. 0. M. 

1 AS o'er the past my memory strays, 
jLjL Why heaves the secret sighl 
'Tis that I mourn departed days, 

Still unprepared 4;o die. 

2 The world and -worldly things beloved 

My anxious thoughts employed; 
And time unhallowed, imimproved, 
Presents a fearful void. 

3 Yet J holy Father, wild despair ,,. 

Chase from my labouring breast; 
Thy grace it is which prompts the prayer; 
That grace can do the rest. 

i My life's brief remnant all be thine; , 
And when thy sure decree 
Bids me this fleeting breath resign, . 
Oh, speed my soul to thee. 



294 



MIDDLETON. 



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Confession of Sin. . - ■ 

1 /^ OD of mercy, God of grace, f.; 
Vjr Hear our sad, repentant songs; 
Oh, retwre thy suppliant race, ) 

Thou, to whom our praise belongs. 

2 Deep regret for follies past. 

Talents wasted, time misspent; 
Hearts debased by worldly cares. 
Thankless for the blessings lent; — 

3 Foolish fears and fond desires. 

Vain regrets for things as vain; 
Lips too seldom taught to praise. 
Oft to murmur and complain; — 

4 These, and every secret Tdult, 

Filled with grief and shame, we awn; 
Humbled at thy feet we lie. 

Seeking pardon from thy throne. 

JOHN TATLOB. 
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MAN CONVICTED. 



295 



Pa/rdon Penitently Implored. L. M. 

1 ^HOW pity, Lord: O Lord, forgive; 
k3 Let a repenting rebel live; 

Are not thy mercies large and free? 
May not a sinner trust in thee? 

2 My crimes, though great, cannot surpass 
The power and glory of thy grace; 
Great Grod, thy nature hath no bound; 
So let thy pardoning love be found. 

'3 Oh, wash my soul from every sin, 
And make my guilty conscience clean; 
Here, on my heart, the burden lies, 
And past offences pain my eyes. 

4 My lips, with shame, my sins confess, 
Against thy law, against thy grace; 
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, 
I am condemned, but thou art clear. 

6 Should sudden vengeance seize my breath, 
I must pronounce thee just in depth; 
And if my soul were sent to heil, 
Thy righteous law approves it well. 

6 Yet save a trembling sinner. Lord, 

Whose hope, still hovering round thy Word,. 
Would light on some sweet promise there, 
Some sure support against despair. wAira. 



296 



Cure for Conviction. C. M. 

1 "^"ITHEN wounded sore the stricken soul 
^ f Lies bleeding and unbound, 
One aly hai^d, a pierced hand, 
bhI 'e the sinner's vound. 



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S WTic.i Bf).?rc/W E.'w.ells the laden breast, 
^ijid tea.i's of anguish flow. 
One ^"':yly lea % a broken heart. 



Q'U\ fc^ • >hQ sinner's woe. 



MAN CONVICTED. 



When penitence has wept in vain 

Over some foul dark spot, 
One only stream, a stream of blood, 

Can wash away the blot. 

'Tis Jesus' blood that washes white, 

His hand that brings relief. 
His heart that's touched with all our joy, 

And feeleth for our grief. 

Lift up thy bleeding hand, O Lord; 

Unseal that cleansing tide; 
We have no shelter from our sin 



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But in thy wounded side. 

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER. 



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The Awakened Sinner, C. P. M. 

1 A WAKED by Sinai's awful sound, 
-LjL My soul in bonds of guilt I found, 

And knew not where to go; 
Eternal truth did loud proclaim, 
" The sinner must be bom again," ' 

Or sink to endless woe. 

2 I heard the law its thunders roll. 
While guilt lay heavy on my soul — 

A vast oppressive load; 
All creature aid I saw was vain; 
" The sinner must be bom again," 

Or drink the wrath of God. 

3 The saints I heard with rapture tell 
How Jesus conquered death and hell, 

And broke the fowler's snare; 
Yet, when I found this truth remain, 
" The sinner must be bom again," 

I sank in deep despair. 

4 But while I thus in anguish lay, 
Jesus of Nazareth passed that way, ', 

And felt his pity move: 
The sinner, by his justice slam, ' " '"■■ 
Now by his grace is bom again, 

And sings redeeming love. 

SAMSON OCEUSC 

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298 






The Gospel Offer. C. M, 

1 X ET every mortal ear attend, [ 
XJ And every heart rejoice; r; i 
The trumpet of the gospel sounds, 

With an inviting voice. ^ 

2 Ho! all ye hungry, starving souls, 

That feed upon the wind, 
And vainly strive with earthly toys 
To fill an empty mind, — 

3 Eternal wisdom has prepared 

A soul-i-eviving feast, ' ' 

And bids your longing appetites 
The rich provision taste. 

4 Ho ! ye that pant for living streams, 

And pine away and die, 
Here you may quench your raging thirst 
With springs that never dry. 

5 The happy gates of g'>spel grace 

Stand open night and day; 
Lord, we are come to seek supplies. 

And drive our ^ants away. watts. 



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299 

1 /^ OD calling yet! shall I not hear? 

VX Earth's pleasures shall I still hold dear? 
Shall life's swift passing years all fly, ' " " 
And still my soul in slumbers lie] 

2 God calling yet! shall I not rise] - ^ 
Can I his loving voice despise, 

And basely Lis kind care repay? 
He calls me still; can I delay? 
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HAN INVITSD. 



3 God calling yet! and shall he knock. 
And I my heart the closer lock? 
He still is waiting to receive, 

And shall I dare his Spirit grieve 1 

4 God calling yet! and shall I give 
No heed, but still in bondage livel 
I wait, but he does not forsake; 
He calls me still; my heart, awake! 

5 God calling yet! I cannot stay; ,, . , ^ , 
, My heart I yield without delay; l^ H 

Vain world, farewell ! from thee I part; 
The voice of God hath reached my heart. 

G. TERSTEEQEN, TB. BY JANE BOBTBWICK. 



300 



The Jubilee Proclaimed. 

1 "DLOW ye-the trumpet, blow, 
X^ The gladly solemn sound; 
Let all the nations know, 

To earth's remotest bound, 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

2 Exalt the Lamb of God, ' ■ 1; 

The sin-atoning Lamb; 
Redemption by his blood 

Through all the lands proclaim : 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

3 Ye slaves of sin and hell. 

Your liberty receive. 
And safe in Jesus dwell. 

And blest in Jesus live : 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

4 The gosj>el trumpet hear, 

The news of pardoning grace; 
Ye happy souls, draw near; 

Behold your Saviour's face : 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 



H. M. 



173 



MAN INVITED. 

6 Jesus, our great High Priest, 

Has full atonement made; 
Ye weary spirits, rest; 

Ye mourning souls, be glad : 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Keturn, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

C. WESLEY. 



301 



The Urgent Invitation. 



S. M. 



1 rriHE Spirit, in our hearts, 

JL Is whispering, " Sinner, come ;" 
The Bride, the Church of Christ, proclaims. 
To all his children, " Come!" 

2 Let him that heareth say , 

To all about him, " Come :" 
Let him that thirsts for righteousness 
To Christ, the fountain, come. 

3 Yes, whosoever will. 

Oh, let liim freely come, 
And freely drink the stream of life ; 
'Tis Jesus bids him come. 

4 Lo! Jesus, who invites. 

Declares, " I quickly come :" 
Lord, even so; we wait thy hour; 

O, blest Redeemer, come. onderdonk. 



The Invitation. 



302 

1 TUST as thou art, — without one trace 
t) Of love, or joy, or inward grace. 
Or fitness for the heavenly place, — 

guilty sinner, come ! 

2 Thy sins I bore on Calvary's tree; 
The stripes, thy due, were laid on me, 
That peace and pardon might be free, — 

O wretched sinner, come ! 

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3 Come, leave tbj burden at the cross; 
Count all thy gains but empty dross; 
My grace I'epays all earthly loss, — 

O needy sinner; come ! 

4 Come, hither bring thy boding fears, ^ 
Thy aching heart, thy bursting tears; 
'Tis Mercy's voice salutes thine ears, — > 

O trembling sinner, come ! 

6 The Spirit and the Bride say, "Cornel" > ;, 
Rejoicing saints re-echo, " Come!" 
Who faints, who thirsts, who will, may come, 
Thy Saviour bids thee come. 

COOK. 



303 



Christ at the Dowl 



L. M. 



1 "DEHOLD, a Stranger's at the door! 
X> He gently knocks, has knocked before. 
Has waited long, is waiting still; 
You treat no other friend so ill. '• ■ h>-^ 



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2 Oh, lovely attitude ! he stands 
With melting heart, and laden hands! 
Oh, matchless kindness! and he shows 
This matchless kindness to his foes. 

3 Admit him, for the human breast 
Ne'er entertained so kind a guest: 
Admit him, for you can't expel; 
Where'er he comes, he comes to dwell. 

4 Admit him, ere his anger bum. 
His feet depart, ne'er to return ! 
Admit him; or the hour's at hand 
When at his door denied you'll stand. 

5 Sovereign of souls, thou Prince of Peace, 
Oh, may thy gentle reign increase! 
Throw wide the door, each willing mind; 
And be his empire all mankind ! 

JOSEPH QRIOO. 

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MAN INVITED. 



OU4: Invitation from the Cross. Ts, 6 lines. 

1 TjlROM the cross, uplifted high, 

J- Whei-e the Saviour deigns to die, — 
What melodious sounds we hear, 
Bursting on the ravished ear ! 
" Love's redeeming work is done; 
Come and welcome, sinner, come. 

2 " Sprinkled now with blood the throne, . 
Why beneath thy burdens sroan? 

On Ly pierced body laid, - 

Justice owns the ransom paid; 
Bow the knee, and kiss the Son — 
Come and welcome, sinner, come. 



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" Spread for thee, the festal board 
See with richest dainties stored; 
To thy Father's bosom pressed, , 
Yet again a child confessed, 
Never from his house to roam. 
Come and welcome, sinner, come. 

" Soon the days of life shall end; 

Lo, I come, your Saviour, Friend, 

Safe your Spirits to convey 

To the realms of endless day, i 

Up to my eternal home; 

Come and welcome, sinner, come." 



HAWEIS; 



oKju Sinners Invited. ' C. M. 

1 /^H, what amazing words of grace , 
v-/ Are in the gospel found ! ^ ; ^ 
Suited to every sinner's case '^ ' 

Who hears the joyful sound. 

2 Coilae, then, with all your wants and wounds, 

Your every burden bring; 
Here love, unchanging love abounds, 
A deep, celestial spring. 



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MAN INVITED. 



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8 This spring with living water flows, 
And heavenly joy imparts; 
Come, thirsty souls, your wants disclose, 
And drink with thankful hearts. 

4 A host of sinners, vile as you, 

Have here found life and peace; 
Come, then, and prove its virtues too, 
And drink, adore, and bless. 






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The Saviour^ 8 Call. 



CM. 



1 rriHE Snviour calls; let every ear 
JL Attend the heavenly sound; * 
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear; 
Hope smiles reviving round. 



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2 For every thirsty, longing heart, ' .n* . 

Here streams of bounty flow; 
And life, and health, and bliss impart, I 
To banish mortal woe. 

3 Hero springs of sacred pleasure rise 

To ease your every pain; 
Immortal fountain! full supplies! 
Nor shall you thirst in vain. 

4 Ye sinners, come; 'tis mercy's voice, ^ 

The gracious call obey; 
Mercy invites to heavenly joys, , { ' 

And can you yet delay? } 

5 Dear Saviour, draw reluctant hearts ! 

To thee let sinners fly, 
And take the bliss thy love impai*ts, 
And drink, and never die. 

ANNE STEELE. 

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1 rnO-DAY thj mercy calls me, 
X To wash away my sin; 
However great my trespass, 

Whato'er I may have been. 
However long from mercy 

I may have turned away. 
Thy blood, O Christ, can cleanse me, 

And make me white to-day. 

2 To-day thy gate is open. 

And all who enter in 
Shall find a Father's welcome, 

And parcon for their sin. 
The past shall be forgotten, 

A present joy be given, 
A fiiture grace be promised, 
' A glorious crown in heaven. 

3 To-day the Father calls me, 

The Holy Spirit waits; 
The blessed angels gather 

Around the heavenly gates; 
Ko question wiU be B^^m^, 

How ofben I have come; 
Although I oft have wandered, 
. It is my Father's home. 

4 all-embracing mercy, 

Thou ever-open door, 
What should I do without thee. 

When heart and eyes run o'erl 
When all things seem against me. 

To drive me to despair, 
I know one gate is open. 

One ear will hear my prayer, o. allen. 



308 



The Gospel Invitation. 



CM. 



178 



1 /^OME, sinner, to the gospel feast; 
\J Oh, come without delay; 
For there is room in Jesus' breast 
For all who will obey. 



MAN INVITED. 



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2 Tliere's room in Qod's eternal love 

To save thy precious soul; 
Koom in the Spirit's grace above 
To heal and make tiiee whole. 

3 There's room within the Church, redeemed 

With blood of Christ divine; 
Boom in the white-robed throng, convened, 
For that dear soul of thine. 

4 There's room in heaven among the choir, 

And harps and crowns of gold. 
And glorioL palms of victoi^ there, 
And joys that ne'er were told. 

5 There's room around thy Father's board 

For thee and thousands more; 
Oh, come and welcome to the Lord; 
Yea, come this very hour. 

^ HUNTINODON. 



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The GospeVs Voice, 



H. M. 



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1 "VTE dying sons of men, 

jL Immerged in sin and woe. 
The gospel's voice attend, 

"Wliile Jesus sends to you; 
Ye perishing and guilty, come; 
In Jesus' arms there yet is room. 

2 No longer now delay, 

Ndr vain excuses frame; 
He bids you come to-day, 

Though poor, and blind, and lame: 
il All things are read;^; dinner, come; 
For every trembling soul there's room. 

3 Believe the heavenly word 

His messengers proclaim; 
He is a gracious Lord, 

And faithful is his name. 
Backsliding souls, return and come; 
Cast off despair; there yet is room. 



179 



MAN INVITED. 

Compelled by bleeding love, 
Ye wandering slieep, draw near; 

Christ calls you from above; 
His charming accents hear: 

Let. whosoever will, now come, 

In Mercy's breast there still is room. 

JAMES BODEK. 



310 



The Last Resolve. 



CM. 



1 /"^OME, weary sinner, in whose breast 
\J A thousand thoughts revolve; 
Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed, 
And make this last resolve : 



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2 " I'll go to Jesus, though my sin 

Ha)th like a mountain rose; 
I know his courts; I'll enter in, 
Whatever may oppose. 

3 " I'll prostrate lie before his throne, 

And there my guilt coDfess; 

m tell him I'm a wretch undone, 

"Without his sovereign grace. 

4 " I'll to the gracious King approach, 

Whose sceptre pardon gives; 
Perhaps he may command my touch. 
And then the suppliant lives. 

5 ** Perhaps he will admit my plea. 

Perhaps will hear my prayer; 
But, if I perish, I will pray, 
And perish only there. 

6 "I can but perish if I go; 

I am resolved to try; 
For if I stay away, I know 

I must forever die." B. JONES. 



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1 i^OME, ye sinners, poor and wretched, 
v^' Weak and wounded, sick and sore, 
Jesus ready stands to save you. 

Full of pity joined with power: 

He is able, 
He is willing; doubt no more. 

2 Gome, ye thirsty, come and welcome; 

Grod's free bounty glorify; 
True belief, and true repentance. 
Every grace that brings us nigh — 

Without money. 
Come to Jesus Christ, and buy. 

3 Let not conscience make you linger, 

Nor of fitness fondly dream; 
All the fitness he requireth 
Is to feel your need of him; 

This he givbS you; 
*Tia his Spiri!}'s rising beam. 

4 Come, ye weary, heavy laden. 

Bruised and mangled by the fall; 
If you tarry till you're better, 
You will never come at all, — 

Not the righteous. 
Sinners, Jesus came to call. 

5 Lo ! the incarnate God, ascended, 

Pleads the merit of his blood; 
Venture on him, venture wholly, 
Let no other trust intrude; 
None but Jesus 



Can do helpless sinners good. 



JOSEPH HABT. 



312 



The Samov/r^s Invitation. L. M. 

1 " /^OME thither, all ye weary souls, 
v^ Ye heavy laden sinners, come; 
m give you rest from all your toils, 
And raise you to my heavenly home. 

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2 "They shall find rest who learn of me: 

Tm of a meek and lowly mind; 
But passion rages like the sea, 
And pride is restless as the wind. 

3 ** Blest is the man whoso shoulders take 

My yoke, and bear it with delight: 
My yoke is easy to the neck; 

My grace shall make the burden light." 

4 Jesus, we come at thy command; 

With faith, Pud hope, and humble zeal, 
Kesign our spirits to thy hand. 
To mould and guide us at thy will. 

WATTS. 



313 



The Heaveidy Bcmqiiet! C. M. 

1 rpiHE King of Heaven his table spreads, 
JL And dainties crown the board; 
Not paradise, with all its joys 

Could such delight afford. 

2 Pardon and peace to dying men. 

And endless life, are given. 
And the rich blood that Jesus shed 
To raise the soul to heaven. 

3 Ye hungry poor, that long have strayed 

In sin's dark mazes, come; 
Come, from the hedges and highways, 
And grace shall find you room. 

4 Millions of souls, in glory now, 

Were fed and feasted here; 
And millions more, still on the way, 
' Around the board appear. 

6 Yet are his house anu heart so large, 
That millions more may come; 
Nor could the wide assembling world 
O'erfill the spacious room. 



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All things are ready, come away. 

Nor weak excoaes frame; 
Crowd to your places at the feast. 

And bless the Founder's name. 

DODDBIDOB. 



314 



iTTS. 



. M. 



Proviaiona of Graee. 0. IC 

1 A MAZING sight! the Saviour stands 
Jl\. And knocks at every door; 

Ten thoiisand blessings in his hands, 
To satisfy the poor. 

2 " Behold/' he saith, "I bleed and die, 

To bring you to my rest; 
Hear, sinners, while I'm passing by, 
And be forever blest. 

3 " Will you despise my bleeding love. 

And choose the way to belli 
Or in the glorious realms above. 
With me forever dwelll 

4 " Say, will you hear my gracious voice. 

And have your sins forgiven? 

Or will you make that wretched choice. 

And bar yourselves from heaveni" 

AKON. 



OLO The DUconadUUe Invited, lis & lOs. 

1 /^OME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish: 
\J Gome to the merby-seat, fervently kneel; 
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your 

anguish; 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heaL 

2 Joy of the desolate, light of the straying, 

Hope when all others die, fadeless and pure; 
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying-— 
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot 



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Forth from the throne of God, pure' from 
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<' Earth has no sorrow but heaven can re- 



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What charm for aching hearts he can reveal, 
Sweet as that heavenly promise hope brings us, 
''Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot 
heal." HOORB. 



316 



Gospel Grace. 



L.M. 



1 i^OME, wearj souls, with sins distressed, 
KJ Come, and accept the promised rest; 
The Saviour's gracious call obey, 

And cast your gloomy fears away. 

2 Or pressed with guilt, a painful load, 

i^i come and spread your woes abroad: 
1/xvine compassion, mighty love, 
Will all that painful load remove. 

3 Here mercy's boundless ocean flows. 

To cleanse your guilt and heal your woes; 
. Pardon, and life, and endless peace, — 
How rich the gift, how free the grace ! 

4 Dear Saviour, let thy wondrous love 
Confirm our faith, our fears remove; 
Oh, bweeUy influence every breast, 

And guide us to eternal rest. annb steals. 



Ox i Come to Jesus, 

1 /^OME to Jesus, oome to Jesus, 
\J Come to Jesus, just now. 
Just now come to Jesus, 

Come to Jesus, just now. 

2 He will save you. 

3 Oh, believe him. 



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dOMIRO TO OHBIST. 

4 He 18 able. 

5 He is willing. 

6 He'll receive you. 

7 Call upon him. 

8 He will hear you. 

9 Look unto him. 

10 He'll forgive you. 

11 Flee to Jesus. 

12 He will cleanse you. 

13 He will clothe you. 

14 Jesus loves you. 

15 Don't r^ect hinpi. 

16 Only trust him. 

17 Hallelujah, Amen. 



COMING TO OHBIST. 



Just aa I Am. 



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1 TT7ST as I am, without one plea, 

^ But that thy blood was i^ed for me, 
And that thou bid'st me come to thee, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! 

2 Just as I am, and waiting not 
To rid my soul of one dark blot. 

To thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot, 
O Lamb of Gk>d, I come ! 

3 Just as I am, though tossed about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt» 
Fightings within, and fears without^ 

O Lamb of God, I come ! , 






ooimro TO ohbist. 

4 Just aa I am, — ^poor, wretched, blind; 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind, 
Yea, all I need, in thee to find, 

O Lamb of God, I come ! 

5 Just as I am, — ^thou wilt receive. 
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; 
Because thy promise I believe, 

O Lamb of God, I come ! 

6 Just as I am, — ^thy love unknown 
Hath broken every barrier down; 
Now, to be thine, yea, thine alone, 

, O Lamb of God, I come ! 

IfISS C. ELLIOTT. 



319 



The Only Refuge. S. M. 

1 T]?SUS, I come to thee, 

^ A sinner doomed to die; 
My only refuge is thy cross, — 
Here at thy feet I lie. 

2 Gan mercy reach my case, 

And all my sins remove ? 
Break, O my God, this heart of stone. 
And melt it by thy love. . 

3 Thy blood con cleanse my heart. 

Thy hand can wipe my tears; 
Oh, send thy blessed Spirit down 
TobmishaUmyW 

4 Then shall my soul arise. 

From sin and Satan free; 
Redeemed from hell and every foe, 



I'll trust alone in thee. 



BEMAN 



320 The Only PUa. L. Ikf, 

1 TESTIS, the sinner's Friend, to thee, 
U, J^KXst and undone, for aid I flee ; 
"Wetoy of earth, myself, and sin. 
Open thine ajrms and take me in. 



coMnro TO christ. 



OTT. 

M. 



321 



2 Pity and saye mj ruined Boul; 

Tis thou alone canst make me whole; 
Dark, till in me thine image shine, 
And lost I am till thou art mine. 

3 At last I own it cannot be 
That I should fit myself for thee: 
Here, then, to thee, I all resign; 
Thine is the work, and only &ine. 

4 What can I say thy grace to move 1 • 
Lord, I am sin, — but thou art loye: 

I give up ever^ plea beside, 

Lord, I am lotic, — ^but thou hast died t 

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InmtcUion Accepted. 7s. 6l. 

1 A Miscalled] and can it beY 
Jl\. Has my Saviour chosen me ] 
Guilty, wretched, as I am, 

Has he named my worthless name ? 
Vilest of the vile am I; 
Dare I rise my hopes so highl 

2 Am I called 1 I dare not stay. 
May not, must not disobey; 
Here I lay me at thy feet. 
Clinging to the mer<^-seat. 
Thine I am, and thine alone; 
Lord, with me thy will be done. 

3 Am I called ? an heir of God ] 
Wash'd, redeemed, by precious bloodi 
Father, lead me by thy hand. 
Guide me to that better land. 
Where my soul shall be at rest, 
Pillow'd on my Saviour's breast. gray. 



Fleeing to Christ. 



322 

1 TTOW sad our state by nature is I 
XX Our sin, how deep it stains I 
And Satan binds our captive minds 
Fast in his slavish chains, 



CM. 



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ooMnro TO ohbist. 

2 But, hark ! a Toice of sovereign love 1 

'TIS Ohrist^B inyiting word: 
** Ho I ye despairing sinners^ come, 
And tmst upon the Lord." 

3 My soul obeys th' ahnighty call, 

And runs to this relief; 
I would believe thy promise, Lord; 
Oh, help my unbelief. 

4 To the dear fountain of thy blood, 

Incarnate God, I fly; 
Here let me wash my spotted soul 
From stains of deepest dye. 

6 A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, 
On thy kind arms I fall^ 
Be th6u my strength and righteousness. 
My Saviour and my all. watts. 



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Christ tfie Sov/rce of Ha/ppinesa, 7s. D. 



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1 i^BJEOT of my first desire, 
\J Jesus, crucified for me, 
I to happiness aspire 

Only to be found in thee: 
Thee to praise, and thee to knbw. 
Constitute our bliss below; 
Thee, to see, and thee to love. 
Constitute our bliss above. 

2 Lord, it is not life to live. 

If thy presence thou deny; 
Lord, if iiiou thy presence give, 

'Tis no longer death to die: 
Source and Qiver of repose. 
Singly from thy smile it flows; 
Peace and happiness are thine; 
Mine they are, if thou art mine. 



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324 

1 r\ THOU that bearcat the prayer of fSaith, 
\J Wilt thou not saye a soul from death 

That casts itself on thee 1 
I have no refuge of mj own, 
But fly to what my Lord hath done 

And suffered once for me. 

2 Slain in the guilty sinner's stead, 
His spotless righteousness I plead. 

And his availing blood; 
That righteousness my robe shall be; 
That merit shall atone for me, 

And bring me near to Ood. 

3 Then save me from eternal death; 
The Spirit of adoption breathe, — 

His consolations send; 
By him some word of life impart, 
Aiid sweetly whisper to my heart, 

" Thy Maker is thy Friend." 

4 The king of terrors then would be 
A welcome messenger to me, 

To bid me come away: 
Unclogged by earth, or earthly things, 
I'd mount, I'd fly, with eager wings. 



To everlasting day. 



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325 



TJi>e Burdened Soul. 



CM. 



1 T OBD, I approach the mercy-seat, 
-Li Where thou dost answer prayer; 
There humbly fall before thy feet, 

For none can perish there. 

2 Thy promise is my only plea; 

With this I venture nigh: 
Thou callest burdened souls to thee, 
And such, -bxrd, a^ I. 



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3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin, 

By Satan sorely pressed, 
By wars without, and fears within, 
I come to thee for rest. 

4 Be thou my shield and hiding-place, 

That, sheltered near thy side, 
I may my fierce accuser face, 
And tell him thou hast died. 

5 Oh, wondrous love I to bleed and die. 

To bear the cross and shame, 
That guilty sinners, such as I, 
Might plead thy gracious name. 

NEWTON. 



326 



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Coming to Christ. L. M. 

1 TESUS, my Lord, my life, my all, 

V Prostrate before thy throne I fall; 
Fain would my soul look up, and see 
My hope, my heaven, my all, in thee. 

2 Here, in this world of sin and woe, 
I'm filled with tossing to and fro. 
Burdened with sin, with fear oppressed; 
And nothing here can ^ve me rest. 

3 In vain from creatures help I seek : 
Thou, only thou, the word canst speak. 
To heal my wounds, and calm my grief. 
Or give my mournful heart relief. 

4 'Jh, speak and bid my soul rejoice ! 
I long to hear thy pardoning voice; 
Say, " Peace, be still ! look up and live; 
Life, peace, and heaven are mine to give." 

MEDLET 



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**Zord, Save us: Wri Perish /" 

1 /^ RACTOUS Lord, incline thine ear; 
vX My requests vouchsafe to hear; 
Hear my never-<;easing cry: 
Give me Christ, or else I die. 



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2 Lord, deny me what thou wilt. 
Only ease me of my guilt; 
Suppliant at thy feet I lie; 
Give me Christ, or else I die.- 

3 All unholy and unclean, 

I am nothing else but sin; 

On thy mercy I rely; 

Give me Chnst, or else I die. 

4 Thou dost freely save the lost, 
In thy grace alone I trust; 
With my earnest suit comply; 
Give me Christ, or else I die. 



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" Lordy Remember Me /'* CM. 

1 TESUS, thou art the sinner's Friend; 
fJ As such I look to thee; 

Now, in the fulness of thy love, 

Lord, remember me. 

2 Rememoer thy pure word of grace, 

Remember Calvary, 
Remember all thy dying gi*oans, 
And then remember me. 

3 Thou wondrous Advocate with God ! 

1 yield myself to thee; 

While thou art sitting on thy throne, 
Dear Lord, remember me. 

4 I own I'm guilty, own I'm vile. 

Yet thy salvation's free; 
The.i, in thy all-abounding grace, 
Dear Lord, rei member me. 

6 And, when I close my eyes in death, 
When earthly helps all flee, 
Then, O my dear Redeemer Giod, 

I pray, remember me. burnham. 

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1 TESTIS, Master, hear my ©7; 

t/ Save me, heal me ■with a word; 
Fainting at thy feet I lie. 

Thou my whispered plaint has heard. 

2 Jesus, Masf:sr, mercy show; 

Thou art passing near my soul, 
Thou my inward grief dost know, 
Thou alone canst make me whole. 

3 Jesus, Master, as of yore 

Thou didst bid the blind man see, 
light upon my soul restore; 
Jesus, Master, heal thou me. 

i AXNASHIFTON. 



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330 



Lordf Undertake /or Me. 



L.M. 



1 T* OE.D, I'm oppressed; oh, undertake 
JLJ For me, for my Redeemer's sake I 
Unclean, unworthy, I confess. 

Yet, oh, accept his righteousness ! 

2 On him alone I dare repose; 
From, liim alone my comfoi't flows; 
And l^ll I am and hope to be, 

I owe, through him, my God, to thee. 

3 A wanderer, his mercy sought; 

A slave, his Mood my freedom bought; 
And dead in t.-espasses and sin, ^ 
His voice awoke life's pulse within. 

4 Since faint and feeble, weak and low, 
I cannot stay, yet dare not go: 

I have no strength, no hope, no plea» 
Unless thou undertake for me. anon. 



OQMINO TO OfiBIST. 



331 



ET. 






Yielding to Christ. C. P. M. 

LOKD, thou hast won: at length I yield; 
My heart, by mighty grace compelled. 
Surrenders all to thee: 
Against thy terrors long I strove, 
But who can stand against thy love ? 
♦Love conquers 9ven me. 

Yes, since thou hast thy love revealed, 
Ajid shown my soul a pardon sealed, 

I can resist no more: 
Couldst thou for such a sinner bleed 1 
Canst thou for such a rebel plead) 

I wonder and adore. 

Now, Lord, I would be thine alone; 
Come, take possession of thine own, — 

For thou hast set me free: 
Beleased from Satan's hard command, 
See, all my powers in • 'aiting stand. 



To be employed by thee. 



NIWTON. 



332 

1 



For Jesus* Sake / L. M. 

WHEN at thy footstool. Lord, I bend. 
And plead with thee for mercy tnere. 
Oh, think thou of the sinner's Friend, 
And for his sake receive my prayer I 

2 Oh, think not of my shame and guilt. 

My thousand stains of deepest dye; 
Think of the blood which Jesus spilt. 
And let that blood my pardon buy 1 

3 Oh, think not of my doubti and fears, 

My strivings with thy grace divine; 
Think apon Jesus' woes and tears, 
And let his merits stand for mine ! 

4 Thine eye, thine ear, they are not dull; 

Thiue arm 'can never shortened be; 
Behold i..'0 here, my heart is full; 
Behold, and £pare and succour me. 

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COHINQ TO CHRIST. 



5 No claim, no merits, Lord, I plead; 
I come, a humbled, helpless slave: 
But, ah ! the more my guilty need, 
lie more thy glory. Lord, to save. 



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333 



The Penitent^ 8 Prayer. 



CM. 



1 "pROSTRATE, dear Jesus, at thy feet 
Jl a guilty rebel lies; 

And upward to thy 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 eyes 
In ceaseless torrents flow. 

3 But; no such sacrifice I plead 

To expiate my guilt; 
No tears, but those which thou hast shed. 
No blood, but thou hast spilt. 

4 Think of thy sorrows, dearest Lord, 

And all my sins forgive : 
Justice will well approve the word 
That bids the sinner live. 

JOSEPH STENNETT. 



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334 



Chrises Compassion. 



CM. 



1 TESTIS, and didst thou condescend, 
V When veiled in human clay, 
To heal the sick, the lame, the blind. 

And drive disease away % 

2 Didst thou regard the beggar's cry. 

And give the blind to see ? 
Jesus, thou Son of Dadd, hear — • 
Have mercy, too, on me. 

3 And didst thou pity mortal woe. 

And sight and health i*estore 1 

Then pity. Lord, and save my soul, 

Which needs thy mercy more. 



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COMING TO CHRIST. 

Didst tbou regard thy servant's cry. 
When sinking in the wave ? 

I perish, Lord — oh, save my soul, 
For thou alone canst save. 



BRADLEY. 



dO!^ Coming to the Cross. 7s. 

1 T AM coming to the cross; 

JL I am poor, and weak, and blind; 
I am counting all but dross; 
I shall thy salvation find. 

2 Long my heart has sighed for thee; 

Long has evil reigned within; 
Jesus sweetly speaks to me, 
I will cleanse you from all sin. 

3 Here I give my all to thee — 

Friends, and time, and earthly store; 
Soul and body thine to be — 
Wholly thine — ^for evermore. 

4 In the promises I trust; 

Now. I feel the blood applied; 
I am prostrate in the dust; 
I with Christ am crucified. 

CHORUS, 

I am trusting. Lord, in thee, 
Dear Lamb of Calvary; 
Humbly at the cross I bow; 
Save me, Jesus, save me now. 

W. MACDONALD, 



336 



Seeking Cleansing, L. M. 

1 T THIRST, thou wounded Lamb of God, 
X To wash me in thy cleansing blood; 
To dwell within thy wounds: then pain 
Is sweet, and life or death is gain. 

196 



lOOMIlfO TO QHBI8T. 

2 Take my poor heart, and let it be 
Forever closed to all but thee; 

Seal thou my breast, and let me wear 
That pledge of love forever there. 

3 How blest are they who still abide 
Close sheltered in thy bleeding side ! 
Who thence their life and strength derive, 
And by thee move, and in thee live. 

4 What are our works but sin and death, 
Till thou thy quick'ning Spirit breathe 1 
Thou giv'st the power thy grace to move; 
0, wondrous grace ! O, boundless love ! 

ZINZENDOBF, TB. BT J. WESLET. 



3 37 ' All Given Up I S. M. 

1 A ND can I yet delay 
iiL My little all to give 1 

To tear my soul from earth away, 
And Jesus to receive 1 

2 Nay, but I yield, I yield ! 

I can hold out no more : 
I sink, by dying love compelled, 
And own thee Conqueror. 

3 Though late, I all forsake; 

My friends, my all, resign; 
Gracious Redeemer, take, oh, take, 
And seal me ever thine. 

4 Come, and possess me whole. 

Nor hence again remove: 
Settle and fix my wavering soul 
With all thy weight of love. 

0. WSSLJDT. 



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338 



Sufficiency of the Atonement, C. M. 

1 mHEEE is a fountain filled with blood, 
X Drawn from Immanuers veins; 
And dinners, plunged beneath that flood, 

Ix)se all their guilty stains. 

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 

That fountain in his day; 
And there have I, as vile as he, 
Washed all my sins away. 

3 Thou dying Lamb, thy precious blood 

Shall never lose its power, 
Till all the ransomed Church of God 
Be savM to sir. no more. 

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Bedeeming love has been my theme. 
And shall be till I die. 

5 And when this feeble, faltering tongue 

lies silent in the grave, 
Then in a nobler, sweeter song, 
I'll sing thy power to save. cowfbr 






339 



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Be/ttge in Ch/rist 7s. D. 

1 JESUS ! lover of my soul, 
V Let me to thy bosom fly. 
While the raging billows roll. 

While the tempest still is high. 
Hide me, O my Saviour ! hide. 

Till the storm of life is past; 
Safe into the haven guide, — 

Oh, receive my soul at last I 

2 Other refuge have I none; 

Hangs my helpless soul on thee; 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone. 
Still support and o(nnfort me. 

SHI 



TBUSTIKO IN^ CHRIST. 

All my trust on tLee is stay^; 

All my help from thee I 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 find; 
Saise the fallen, cheer the faint, 

Heal the sick, and lead the blind. 
Just and holy is thy name, 
I am all unrighteousness; 
. Vile and full of sin I am. 

Thou art full of truth and grace. 

C. WESLEY. 



340 






Thine, Gh/rist, not Mine, 

1 rXlHY works, not mine, O Christ, 
JL Speak gladness to this heart; 
They tell me all is done; 

liey bid my fear depart: 
To whom, save thee, 

Who canst alone 

For sin atone. 
Lord, shall I flee ? 

2 Thy wounds, not mine, Christ, 

Can heal my bruised soul; 
Thy stripes, not mine, contain 
The balm that makes me whole : 
To whom, save thee, 
Who canst alone 
For sin atone. 
Lord, shall I flee t 

3 Thy cross, not mine, O Christ, 

Has borne the awful load 
Of sins that none could bear. 
But the incarnate God : 
To whom, save thee, 
Who canst alone 
For sins atone, 
Lord, shall I flee? 



H. M. 



TRUSTING in 0FRI8T. 



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4 Thy death, not mine, O Ohrist, 

Has paid the ransom due; 
Ten thousand deaths like mine 
Would have been all too few: 
To whom, save thee, 
Who canst alone 
For sin atone, 
Lord, shall I fleel 

5 Thy righteousness alone • 

Can clothe and beautify: 
I wi^p it round my so»l, 
In this I'll live and die : 
To whom, save thee, 
Who canst alone 
For sin atone. 
Lord, shall I flee ? 



BONAR 



3 41 The Solid Rock t L. M. 

1 n\TY hope is built on nothing less 

J3X Than Jesus' blood and righteousness : 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame. 
But wholly loan on Jesus' name: 

On Christ, the solid rock, X stand; 

All other g;round is sinking sand. 

2 When darkness seems to veil his face, 
I rest on his unchanging graxje; 

In every high and stormy gale. 
My anchor holds within the veil: 

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 

All other ground is sinking sand. 

3 His oath, his covenant and blood, 
Support me in the whelming flood; 
When all around my soul gives way, 
He then is all my hope and stay : 

On Christ) the solid rock, I stand; 

All other ground is sinking sand. 

K MOTB. 



TBUmHO IN OHBIST. 



342 



Saloation Through ChriaU S. M. 

1 T^OT what I feel or do 

JL3I Oan give me peace with God, 
Not all mj prayers, and sighs and tears, 
Oan bear my awful load. 

2 Thy work alone, O Christ, 

Can ease this weight of sin; 
Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God, 
Can give me peace within. 

3 Thy love to me, O God,— 

Not mine, O Lord, to thee, — 
Can rid me of this dark unrest. 
And set my spirit free. 

4 U'is Christ who saveth me. 

And freely pardon gives; 
I We, 1;>ecause he loveth me, 

I live, because he lives. bonab. 



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The Sufficient Sacrijiee, 

1 A RISE, my soul, arise; 

JLJL Shake off thy guilly- fears; 

The bleeding Sacrifice 
In my behalf appears: 
Before the throne my Surety stands. 
My name is written on his hands. 

2 The bleeding wounds he bears, 

Keceived on Calvary, 
Now pour effectual prayers. 

And strongly speak for me : 
" Forgive him, oh, forgive,'* they cry, 
" Nor let that ransomed sinner die." 

3 The Father hears him pray. 

The dear Anointed One; 
He cannot turn away 

The pleading of his Son: 
His Spirit answers to the blood, 
And tells me I am bom of Qod, 



H. M. 



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TRUSTING IN CHRIST. 

4 To God I'm reconciled: 

Kis pardoning voice I hear; 
He owns me for his child; 
I can no longer fear: 
With filial trust I now draw nigh, 
And "Father, Abba Father," cry. 



344 



Glorying in the Cross, 



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1 TN the cross of Christ I glory, 

-I- Towering o'er the wrecks of time, 
All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 

2 When the woes of life o'ertake me, 

Hopes deceive and fears annoy, 
Never shall the cross forsake me, 
Lo ! it glows with peace and joy. 

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming 

light and love upon my way. 
From the cross the radiance streamings 
Adds new lustre to the day. 

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, 

By the cross are sanctified; 
Peace is there, that kr.ows no measure, 
Joys that through all time abide. 

SIB J. BowRma. 



345 




The Old, Old Story/ 

TELL me the old, old story. 
Of unseen things above. 
Of Jesus and his glory, 

Of JesuB and his love. 
Tell me the story simply, 

As to a little child, 
For I am weak and weary, 
And helpless and defiled. 



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201 



TBUSTINO IN OHSIVr. 

2 Tell me the stoiy slowly, 

That I may take it in, — 
That wonderful redemption, 

Ood's remedy for sin. 
Tell me the story often, 

For I forget so soon I 
The " early dew " of morning 

Has passed away at noon. 

3 Tell me the same old story, 

When you have cause to fear 
That this worid's empty glory 

Is costing me too dear. 
Yes, and when that world's glory 

Is dawning on my soul, 
Tell me the old, old story — 

*' Christ Jesus makes thee whole. ^' 

) ANON. 



346 



All Things in Christ. 



L. M. 



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1 Tj^OUNTAIN of grace, rich, full, and free, 
J- What need I that is not in thee 1 
Full pardon, strength to meet the day, 
And peace which none can take away. 

2 Doth sickness fill the heart with fearl 
'Tis sweet to know that thou art near; 
Am I with dread of justice tried 1 

'Tis sweet to feel that Christ hath died. 

3 In life, thy promises of aid 
Forbid my heart to be afraid: 

In death, peace gently veils the eyes: 
Christ rose, and I shall surely rise. 

4 O, all-sufficient Saviour, be 
liis all-sufficiency to me; 

Nor pain, nor sin, nor death, can harm 
The weakest shielded by thine arm.. 



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TRUSTING IK CHRIST. 

O 4: 1 Itobe of Righteousness. L. M. 

1 TESTIS, thy robe of righteousness 
V My beauty is, my glorious dress; 
*Mid flaming worlds, in this arrayed. 
With joy shall I lift up my head. 

2 Wlien from the death of dust I rise 
To claim my mansion in the skies, 
E'en then shall this be all my plea,— > 
** Jesus hath lived and died for me.'' 

Z This spotless robe the same appears, 
When ruined nature sinks in years; 
No age can change the glorious hue — 
The robe of Christ is ever new. 

4 Oh, let the dead now hear thy voice, 
Now bid thy banished ones rejoice; 
Their beauty this, their glorious dress: 
Jesus, the Lord, our Righteousness. 

J. WESLBT. 



348 



lOlL 



Christ All in All. 7s. 6l. 

1 /^HIEF of sinners though I be, 
KJ Jesus shed his blood for me; 
Died that I might live on high. 
Died that I might never die; 

As the branch is to the vine, 
I am his and he is mine. 

2 Oh, the height of Jesus' love I 
Higher than the heavens above. 
Deeper than the depths of sea, 
Lasting as eternity ; 

Love that found me, wondrous thought t 
Found me when I sought him not ! 

3 Chief of sinners though I be, 
Christ is all in all to me; 

All my wants to him are known, 
All my sorrows are his own; 
Safe with him from earthly strife, 



He sustains the hidden life. 



MACCOIIB. 

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349 



All Laid on Jesus ! 



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1 T" LAY my sins on Jesus, 
. JL The spotless Lamb of God; 
He bears them all, and frees us 

From the accursed load : 
I bring my guilt to Jesus, 

To wash my crimson stains 
White in his blood most precious, 
Till not a stain remains. 



I lay my wants on Jesus; 

All fulness dwells in him; 
Bie healeth my diseases. 

He doth my soul redeem: 
I lay my grief's on Jesus, 

My burdens and my cares; 
He from them all releases, 

He all my sorrow shares. 



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I rest my soul on Jesus, 

T*his weary scul of mine; 
His right hand me embraces, 

I on his breast recline: 
I love the name of Jesus, 

Immanuel, Christ, the Lord; 
Like fragrance on the breezes. 

His name abroad is poured. 



4 I long to be like Jesus, 

Meek, loving, lowly, mild; 
I long to be like Jesus, 

The Father's holy child: 
I long to be with Jesus 

Amid the heavenly throng. 
To sing with saints his praises, 

And learn the angels'; song. 



BONAR. 



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TBiP^TING IN CHBIST. 



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350 



The Ordy Fotmdatim I C. P. M. 

1 TTAD I ten thousand gifts, 
-5!X I'd cleave to Jesus crucified, 

And build on Him alone; 
For no foundation is there giv'n 
On which to place my hopes of heav'n, 

But Christ, the comer-stone. 

2 Possessing Christ, I all possess, — 
Wisdom, and strength, and righteousness. 

And holiness complete; 
Bold in his name, I dare draw nigh 
Before the Ruler of the sky. 

And all his justice meet. 

3 There is no path to heav'nly bliss, 
To solid joy or lasting peace. 

But Christ, th' appointed roac(; 
Oh, may we tread the sacred way. 
By faith rejoice, and praise and pray, 

Till we sit down with God. 



ANON. 



351 



NAR. 



Completeness. L. M. 

COMPLETE in thee,— no work of mine 
May take, dear Lord, the place of tl4ixe; 
Thy blood has pardon bought for me, 
And I am now complete in thee. 

Complete in thee, — no more in sin. 
Thy grace has conquered, reign within; 
Thy voice will bid the tempter flee. 
And I shall stand complete in thee. 

Complete in, thee, — each want supplied, 
And no good thing to me denied, 
Since thou my portion, Lord, wilt be, 
I ask no more, — complete in thee. 

Dear Saviour, when, before thy bar. 
All tribes and tongues assembled are. 
Among thy chosen '^.ay T be 
At thy right hand,— complete in thee. anon 

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OOjU The Suretiahip of Jesus. 8s <& 6s. 

1 r\ CHRIST, what burdens bowed thy her-d; 
yj Our load was laid on thee; 

Thou stoodest in the sinner's stead, 

Bore all my ill for me : 
A victim led, thy blood was shed; 

Now there's no load for me. 

2 Death and the curse were in our cup, 

Christ, 'twas full for thee; 

But thou hast di*ained the last dark drop ; 

'Tis empty now for me. , 

That bitter cup, \o\q drank it up; 

Now blessing's draught for me. 

3 For me, Lord Jesus, thou hast died, 

And I have died in theo; 
Thou'rt risen : my bands are all untied. 

And now thou liv'st in me. 
When purified, made white, and tried, • 

Thy glory then for me. anon. 

O O The Voice of Jesus. C. M. 

1 T HEARD the voice of Jesus say, 
X " Come unto me and rest; 

Lay down, thou weary one, lay down 
Thy head upon my breast." 

2 I came to Jesus as I was. 

Weary, and worn, and sad;, 

1 found in him a resting-place, 
And he has made me glad. 

3 I heard the voice of Jtsus say,, 

" Behold, I freely give 
The living water; thirsty one. 
Stoop down, and drink, and live.'* 

4 I came to Jesus, and I drank 

Of that life-giving stream; 
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, 
Aiid now I live in him. 
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TBUSTIKO IN CHRIST. 

5 I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

" I am this dark world's Light; 
Look unto me, thy mom shall rise, 
And all thy day be bright." 

6 I looked to Jesus, and I found 

Li him my Star, my Sun; 
And in that light of Ufe I'll walk 
Till travelling days are done. 



BONAB. 



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The Gift of Faith. C. M. 

1 TjlATHER, I stretch my hands to thee; 
JL No other help I know;^ 

If thou withdraw thyself from me, 
Ah, whither shall I go ? 

2 What did thine only Son endure 

Before I drew^ my breath ! 
What pain, what labour, to secure 
My soul from endless death 1 

3 Author of faith, to thee I lift 

My weary, longing eyes; 
Oh, may I now receive that gift; 
My soul, without it, dies. 



C. WESLET. 



CHORUS. 



I do believe, I now believe. 

That Jesus died for me; 
And through his blood, his precious blood, 

I shall from sin be free. 



355 



JRock of Ages. 

1 TjbCK of A_ges, cleft for me, 
Xv Let me hide myself in thee : 
Let the water and the blood, 
FroiP thy riven side that flowed. 
Be of sin the double cure. 
Cleanse me from its guilt and power. 



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TBUSTINO JN OHBIST, 

2 Not the labours of my hands 
Can fulfil thy law's demands; 
Could my zeal no respite know. 
Could my tears forever flow, 
All for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save, and thou alone, 

3 Nothing in my hand I bring, 
Simply to thy cross I cling; 
Naked, come to thee for dress; 
Helpless, look to thee for grace; 
Foul, I to the fountain fly : 
Wash me. Saviour, or I die ! 

4 Whilst I draw this fleeting breathy 
When my eyelids close in death. 
When I soar through tracts unknown. 
See ihee on thy judgment throne, 
Rook of Ages, cleft for me, 

Let me hide myself in thee. toplady. 



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The Finished Work H. M. 

1 TTvONE is the work that saves; 
JL/ Once and forever done; 
Finished the righteousness 

That clothes the unrighteous one. 
The love that blesses us below 
Is {Lowing freely to us now, 

2 The sacrifice is o'er; 

The veil is rent in twain; 
The mercy-seat is red 

With blood of victims slain; '"'" 

Why stand we then without, in fear? 
Tht) blood divine invites us near. 

3 Upon the mercy-seat 

The High Priest sits within; 
The blood is in his hand 

Which makes and keeps us clean. 
With boldness let us now draw near, — 
That blood has banished every fear. 

BONAR. 



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357 

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Trust in Christ. L. M. 

LORD Jesus Christ, my life, my light, 
My strength by day, my tnist by night, 
On earth I'm but a passing guest, 
And sorely with my sins oppress'd. 

2 Since thou hast died, the pure, the just, 
I take my homeward way in trust; 
The gates of heaven, Lord, open wide, 
When here I may no more abide. 

3 And when the last great day is come. 

And thou, our Judge, shalt speak the doom, 
Let me with joy behold the light. 
And set me then upon thy right. 

4 Ah ! then I have my heart's desire, 
When, singing with the angels' choir, 
Among the ransomed of thy grace, 
Forever I behold thy face. behemb. 

OOO Thou art Mine t L. M. 

• 1 'VTES, thou art mine, my blessed Lord: 
X Forever and forever mine; 
And, purchased with thy precious blood. 
My Lord and Saviour, I am thine. 

2 Thy spotless righteousness is mine. 

Resplendent now before the throne; 
In thee I stand accepted there — 
In thee, O Son of God, alone. 

3 Thy Spirit, Lord, is mine, for thou 

Didst send him, never to depart, 
. Thine own sweet Comforter, to dwell 
^VWithin the temple of my heart. 

4 ?^y rich inheritance is mine : 
IX -f Joint heir with thee of worlds above, 
](iord, in thy kingdom I shall shine. 
And reign with thee in endless love. 



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TBUSTINa IN CHRIST. 

359 CM. 

" Lardf I Bdieve; Hdp Thou My Unhdief" 

1 T ORD, I believe; thy power I own, 
JLA Thy Word I would obey; 

I wander comfortless and lone, 
When from thy truth I stray. 

2 Lord, I believe; but gloomy fears 

Sometimes bedim my sight; 
* I look to thee, with prayers and tears, 
And cry for strength and light. 

3 Lord, I believe; but oft, I know, 

My faith is cold and weak; 
My weakness strengthen, and bestow 
The confidence I seek. 

4 Yes, I believe; and only thou 

Canst give my soul relief; 
Lord, to thy truth my spirit bow; 

" Help thou mine unbelief !" anon. 

OuU Self'Righte<mme88 Renounced. L. M, 

1 nyrO more, my God, I. boast no more 
JLl 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 my glory to his cross. 

3 Yes, and I must and will esteem 

All things but loss for Jesus* sake; 
Oh, may my soul be found in him, ^ 
And of his righteousness partake. ( 

4 The best obedience of my hands jq 

Dares not appear before thy thronq*„ 

But faith can answer thy demands, ^. 

By pleading what my Lord has done. 



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TRUSTING IN CHRIST. 

361 

" Without Faith it is Impossible to Please God.** 

1 T7IAITH is a living power from heaven, 

JL; Which grasps the promise God has given ; 
A trust that cannot be o'erthrown, , 
Securely fixed on Christ alone. 

2 Faith finds in Christ whate'er we need, 
To save and strengthen, guide and feed; 
Strong in his grace, it joys to share 
His cross, in hope his crown to wear. 

3 Faith feels the Spirit's kindling breath, 
In hope and love that conquer death; 
Faith brings us to delight in God, 
And blesses e'en his smiting rod. 

4 Such faith in us, O C ., implant, 
And to our prayers thy favour grant, 
In Jesus Christ, thy saving Son, 
"Who is our Fount of health alone. 



ANON. 



362 



Pardon in the Blood of Jesus! L. M. 6l. 

WHEN first o'erwhelmed with sin and shame, 
To Jesus' cross I trembling came, 
Burden'd with guilt, and full of fear. 
Yet drawn hy love, I ventured near. 
And pardon found, and peace with God, 
In Jesus' rich atoning blood. 

My sin is gone, my fear is o'er, 
I shun his presence now no more; 
He sits upon the throne of grace. 
He bids me boldly seek his face ; 
Sprinkled upon the throne of God, 
I see that rich atoning blood. 

Before his face my Priest appears; 

My Advocate the Father hears; 

That precious blood, before his eyes, 

Both day and night for mercy cries ; 

It speaks, it ever speaks to God, 

The voice of that atoning blood. 211 



BB.Y0I0INO IN OHBIBT. 

Here I can rest without a fear: 

By this, to God I now draw near; 

By this, I triumph over sin, 

For this haa made and keeps me clean; 

And when I reach the throne of God, 

I'll praise that rich atoning blood. 

J. O. DBCK. 



REJOICING IN CHRIST. 



O bo Joy at the Cross t ■ 8s & 7s. 

1 O WEET the moments, rich in blessing, 
O Which before the cross I spend; 
Life, and health, and peace possessing, 

Froih the sinner's dying Friend. 

2 Love and grief, my heart dividing. 

With my tears his feet I'll bathe; 
Constant still, in faith abiding. 
Life deriving from his death. 

3 Truly blessed is this station. 

Low before his cross to lie; 
While I see divine compassion 
Beaming in his gracious eye. 

4 Here I'll sit, for ever viewing 

Mercy streaming in his blood; 
Precious drops, my soul bedewing, 
Plead, and claim my peace with God. 

ALLEN AND SHIRLEY. 






364 



Supporting Grace, 



CM. 



212 



1 TTOW happy is the Christian's state 1 
■M-JL His sins are all forgiven; 
A cheering ray confirms the grace, 
And lifts his hopes to heaven. 



REJOICING IN CHBI8T. 



DK. 



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2 Though, in the rugged path of life. 

He heaves the pensive sigh : 
Yet, trusting in l^e Lord, he finds 
Supporting grace is nigh. 

3 If, to prevent his wandering steps. 

He feels the chastening rod. 
The gentle stroke shall bring him back 
To his forgiving God. 

4 And when the welcome message comes, 

To call his soul away. 
His soul, in raptures, will ascend 
To everlasting day. Hudson. 



365 






Y. 



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ffa^cypy Bay ! L. M. 

1 /^H, happy day, that fixed my choice 
V^ On tiee, my Saviour, and my God ! 
Well may this glo^dng heart rejoice, 

And tell its raptures all abroad. 

2 Oh, happy bond, that seals my vows 

To him who merits all my love ! 
Let cheerful anthems fill his house. 
While to that sacred shrine I move. 

3 'Tis done, the great transaction's done: 

I am my Lord's, and he is mine : 
He drew me, and I followed on. 
Charmed to confess the voice divine. 

4 Now rest, my long-divided heart; 

Fixed on this blissful centre, rest; 
With ashes who would grudge to part, 
When called on angels* bread to feast? 

5 High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow, 

That vow renewed shall daily hear; 
Till in life's latest hour I bow, 
And bless in death a bond so dear. 

DODDRIDQ^. 

213 



BWOIOING IN 0HRI8T. 



Obb J<yy of a Convert 12s & 9s. 

1 (\^i how happy are they 
yj Who their Saviour obey, 

And have laid up their treasure above 1 
Tongue can never express 
The sweet comfort and peace 

Of a soul in its earliest love. ^ 



2 That sweet comfort nob mine 
When the favour divine 

I had found in the blood of the Lamb. 

When at first I believed, 

What true joy I received, 
Wht^t a heaven in Jesus' sweet name ! 

3 'Twas a heaven below 
My Redeemer bo know; 

And the angels could do nothing more 

Than to fall at his feet, 

And the story repeat, 
And the Lover of sinners adore. 

4 Jesus all the day long 
Was my joy and my song: 

Oh, that all his salvation might see ! 
" He hath loved me," I cried, 
" He hath suffered and died 

To redeem such a rebel as me." 



214 



5 Oh, the rapturous height 

Of that holy delight 
Which I felt in the life-giving blood ! 

Of my Saviour possessed, 

I was perfectly blest. 
As if filled with the fulness of God. 



C. WESLET. 



Bvoionro nr ohbut. 



367 



BUsaednesa of Trust m Christ, U 6l. 



9s. 



1 O AVIOUR, happy should I be, 
lO Could I always trust in thee; 
Trust thy wisdom me to guide; 
Trust thy goodness to provide; 
Trust thy saving love and power; 
Trust thee every day and hour. 

2 Trust thee as the only light 
In the darkest hour of night ; 
Trust in sickness, trust in health; 
Trust in poverty and wealth; 
Trust in joy, and trust in grief; 
Trust thy promise for relief. 

3 Trust thy blood to cleanse my soul; 
Trust thy grace to make me whole; 
Trust thee living, dying too; 
Trust thee all my journey through; 
Trust thee till my feet shall be 
Planted on the crystal sea. 



ANON. 



d 6 8 The Elder Brother / 8s & 7s. 

1 IlTES, for me, for me he careth, 

i With a brother's tender care; 
Yes, with me, with me he shareth 
Every burden, every fear. 

2 Yes, for me he standeth pleading 

At the mercy-seat above ; 
Ever for me interceding. 
Constant in untiring love. 

3 Yes, in me abroad he sheddeth 

Joys unearthly, love and light; 
And to cover me he spreadeth 
His paternal wing of might. 

4 Yes, in me, in me he dwelleth; 

I in him, and he in me. 
And my empty soul he fiUeth, 
Here and through eteniity. 

216 



BBJOIOINO IK 0BRI8T. 



5 Thus I wait for his returning, 
Singing all the way to heaven; 
Such the joyful songs of morning. 
Such the tranquil song of even. 



369 



Peace with God. 



BONAR 



S. M. 



1 T HEAR the words of love, 
X I gaze upon the blood, 

I see the mighty sacrifice, 
And I have peace with God. 

2 'Tis everlasting peace. 

Sure as Jehovah's name; 
Tis stable as his steadfast throne, 
For evermore the same. 

3 The clouds may go and come. 

And storms may sweep my sky, 
This blood-sealed friendship changes not, 
The cross is ever nigh. 

4 I change, he changes not. 

The Christ can never die ; 
His love, not mine, the resting-place. 
His truth, not mine, the tie. 

6 I know he liveth now 

At God's right hand above; 
I know the throne on which he sits; 
I know his truth and love. 



370 



My Beloved is Mine I 



BONAB. 



6s k 4s. 



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1 "VrOW I have found a Friend, 
JLl Whose love shall never end; 

Jesus is mine. 
Though earthly joys decrease, 
Though human friendships cease. 
Now I have lasting peace; 

Jesus is mine. * 



BBJOfoiNo IN OBmirr. 



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2 Though I grow poor and old, 
He will my faith uphold; 

Jesus is mine. 
He shall my wants BU))ply; 
His precious blood is 7iigh; 
Naught can my hope destroy; 

Jesus is mine. 

3 When earth shall pass away. 
In the great judgment day, 

Jesus is mine. 
Oh, what a glorious thing, 
Then to behold my King, 
On tuneful harps to sing, ' 



Jesus ia mine 1 



H£NBT HOPB. 



371 



Heavenly Joy on Earth: 



Is. 



B. M. 






1 piOME, we that love the Lord, 
\J And let our joys be known ; 
Join in a song with sweet accord. 

And thus surround the throne. 

2 The sorrows of the mind 

Be banished from the place; 
Keligion never was designed 
To make our pleasures less, 

3 Let those refuse to sing 

Who never knew our God; 
But children of the heavenly King 
May speak their joys abroad. 

4 The hUl of Zion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets, 
Before we reach the heavenly fields, 
Or walk the golden streets. 

6 Then let our songs abound. 
And every tear be dry ; 
We're marching through Immanuers ground 
To fairer worlds on high. watts. 

F 217 



BEJOICmO IN CHRIST. 



372 



The Pleasures of Religion. 



In. 



1 'r 1 1IS religion that can give 

JL Sweetest pleasures while we live; 
*Tis religion must supply 
Solid comfort when we die. 

2 After death, its joys will be 
Lasting as eternity : 

Be the living God my Friend, 
Then my bliss shall never end. 

MABY MASTERS. 



373 



Christ Our Only Joy, 



CM. 



218 



1 TESTIS, the veiy thought of thee 
fJ With gladness fills my breast; 
But sweeter far thy face to see, 

And in thy presence rest. 

2 Kor voice can sing, nor heart can frame^ 

Nor can the memory find 
A sweeter sound than thy blest name, 
O Saviour of mankind ! 

3 hope of every contrite heart, 

O joy of all the meek ! 
To those who fall, how kind thou art, 
How good to those who seek ! 

4 And ihose who find thee, find a bliss 

Nor tongue nor pen can show : 
The love of Jesus, — ^what it is. 
None but his loved ones know. 

5 Jesus, our only joy be thou, 

As thou our prize wilt be; 
Jesus, be thou our glory now. 

And through eternity. e. caswell. 



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374 



REJOICING IN CHRIST. 



The Heart at Rest. 



CM. 



s. 



^ 



1 1\TY heart is resting, my God; 
jjIjL I will give thanks and sing, 
My heart has found the secret source 

Of every prec' JUS thing. 

2 I thirst for springs of heavenly life, 

And from thyself they rise; 
I seek the treasure of thy love, 
And close at hand it lies. 

3 Thus a new song is in my mouth, 

To loHg-loved music sec: 
Glory to thee for all the grace 
I have not tasted yet. 

4 I have a heritage of joy 

That yet I cannot see; 
But he who bled to make it mine 
Is keeping it for me. 

5 My heart is resting, O my God; 

My heart is in thy care; 

And while it finds its joy in thee. 

Can trust thee everywhere. 

A. L. WARING. 






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375 



Joy in Christ. 

1 TOYFUL be the hours to-day; 
V Joyful let the seasons be; 
Let us sing, for well we may; 

Jesus, we will sing of thee. 

2 Should thy people silent be, 

Then the very stones would sing: 
What .a debt we owe to thee, 
, Thee, our Saviour, thee, our King I 

3 Joyful are we now to own. 

Rapture thrills us as we trace 
All the deeds thy love hath done, 
All the riches of thy grace. 



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210 



BEJOIOIVG IN CHRIST. 



4 'Tis thy grace alone can save; 

Every blessing comes from thee; 
AIJ we have and hope to have, 
All we are and hope to be. 



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376 



Perfect Feace. 



ANON. 



CM. 



1 A MIND at perfect peace with God, 
Xa. Oh, what a word is this ! 

A sinner, reconciled through blood,— 
This, this indeed is peace. 

2 By nature and by practice far^ 

How very far from God ! 
Yet now, by grace, brought nigh to him,. 
Through faith in Jesus' blood. 

3 So ni^h, so very nigh to God, 

I cknnot nearer be : 
For in the person of his Son j 

I am as near as he. 

4 So dear, so very dear to God, 

More dear I cannot be; 
The love wherewith he loves the Son, 
Such is his love to me. bonar. 

377 The Rest of Faith. S. M. 

1 TF Jesus be my Friend, 
X And I to him belong, 

I care not what my foes intend, 
Though fierce they be and strong. 

2 I rest upon the ground 

Of Jesus and his blood; 
For I in him alone have found 
The true, eternal good. 

3 My heart for gladness springs; 

It cannot more be sad; 
ForveryjoyitsmUesandBings, 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 
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BEJOICINO fN CHRIST. 



4 T^e sun that lights mine eyes 
Is Christ, the Lord I love; 
I sing for joy of that which lies 
Stored up for me above. 



ANON. 



378 



Forgiveness of Sin upon Confession. S. M. 



1. 



N ,. 



1 (\^i blessed souls are they 

\J Whose sins are covered o'er; 
Divinely blest, to vhom the Lord 
Imputes their guilt no more. 

2 They mourn their follies past, 

And keep their hearts with care; 
Their lips and lives, without deceit, 
Shall prove their faith sincere. 

3 While I concealed my guilt, 

I felt the festering wound. 
Till I confessed my sins to thee, 
And ready pardon found. 

4 Let sinners learn to pray; 

Let saints keep near the throne; 
Our help in times of deep distress, 
Is found in God alone. 



WATTS. 






dio 2^0 Joy Without Christ. Sa. 

1 TTOW tedious and tasteless the hours, 
JlI When Jesus no longer I see I 

Sweet prospects, sweet birds, and sweet flowers, 
Have all lost their sweetness with me. 

The midsummer sun shines but dim; 
The fields strive in vain to look gay; 

But when I am happy in him, 
December's as pleasant as May. 

2 His name yields the richest perfume, 

And sweeter than music his voice; 
His presence disperses my gloom. 
And makes all within me rejoice: 



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REJOICINO IN CHRIST. 

I should, were he always thus nigh, 
Have nothing to wish or to fear; 

No mortal so happy as I; 

My summer would last all the year. 

Content with beholding his face, 

My all to his pleasure resigned, 
No changes of season or place 

"Would make any change in my mind : 
While blest with a sense of his love, 

A palace a toy would appear; 
And prisons would palaces prove, 

If Jesus would dwell with me there. 

Dear Lord, if indeed I am thine, 

If thou art my sun and my song. 
Say, why do I languish and pine, 

And why are my wintars so long? / 

Oh, drive these dark clouds from my sky; 

Thy soul-cheering presence restore; 
Or take me unto thee on high. 

Where winter and clouds are no more. 

NEWTON. 



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380 



Our Blessings, C. M. 

1 C\B., praise our great and gracious Lord, 
V_/ And call upon his name ; 

To strains of joy tune every chord, 

His mighty acts proclaim. 
Tell how he led his chosen race 

To Canaan's promised land; 
Tell how his covenant of grace 

Unchanged shall ever stand. 

2 We, too, have manna from above, — 

The bread that came from heaven; 
To us the same kind hand of love 

Hath living waters given. 
A rock we have, from whence the sp ing 

In rich abundance flows : 
That rock is Christ, our Priest, our King, 

Who life and health bestows. 



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REJOICING IN CHRIST. 



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381 



Oh, let us prize this blessed food, 

And trust our heavenly Guide : 
So shall we find death's fearful flood 

Serene as Jordan's tide; 
And safely reach that happy shore 

The land of peace and rest, 
Where angels worship and adore, 

In God's own presence bless'd. 

MISS H. AUBER. 



CM. 



:oN. 



M. 



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Joj/ in Jesus. 

1 /~\ JESUS, thou the beauty art 
V^ Of angel-worlds above; 
Thy name is music to the heart, 

Enchanting it with love. 

2 Celestial sweetness i^s. ;Uoyed ! 

Vvlio eat thee hunger still ; 
Who drink of thee still feel a void. 
Which nought but thou can fill. 

3 O my sweet Jesus, hear the sighs 

Which unto thee I send; 
To thee mine inmost spirit cries. 
My being's hope and end. 

i Stay with us, Lord, and let thy light 
Illume the soul's abyss. 
Scatter the darkness of our night. 
And fill the world with bliss. 

BERNARD. 



382 



God's Presence is Light in Darkness. C. M. 



1 "]\/f Y God, the spring of all my joys, 
IVX The life of my delights. 

The glory of my brightest days, 
And comfort of my nights ! 

2 In darkest shades, if he appear. 

My dawning is begun; 
He is my soul's bright morning star. 
And he my rising sun. 



223 



CONSECRATION TO CHRIST. 

S The opening heavens around me shine 
With beaxDS of sacred bliss, 
While Jesus shows his love is mine, 
And whispers, — I am his. 

4 My soul would leave this heavy clay 

At that transporting word. 
And run with joy the shining way, 
To meet my gi^cious Lord. 

5 Fearless o£ hell and ghastly death, 

I break through every foe : 
The wings of love and arms oi faith 
Shall bear me conqueror through. 



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WATTSl 



CONSECRATION TO CHRIST. 



383 



\ 







Livings to Christ. L. M. 

1 1\TY gracious Lord, I own thy right 
-LtX To every service I can pay. 
And call it my supreme delist 

To hear thy dictates and obey, 

2 What is my being but for thee, 

Its sure support, its noblest eiid ? 
'Us my delight thy face to see. 

And serve the cause of such a Friend. 

3 I would not si^ for worldly joy. 

Or to increase my worldly good. 
New future days nor powers employ 
To spread a sounding name abroad. 

4 'Tis to my Saviour I would live. 

To him who for my ransom died; 
Nor could all vorldly honour give 
Such biiss as crowns me at his side. 

5 His woi^ my hoary age shall bless. 

When youthful vigour is no more^ 
And my last hour of life confess 
His saving love, his glorious power. 

DODDRIDQS. 



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M. 



€X>N8E0RATI0N TO 0HBI8T. 

OOt: Entire Surrender/ S. M. 

1 /^ LORD, thou art my Lord, 
yj My portion and delight, 
All other lords I now reject, 

And cast them from my sight. 

2 Thy sovereign right I own, 

Thy glorious power confess; 
Thy law shall ever rule my hectrfj, 
While I adore thy grace. 

3 Too long my feet have strayed 

In sin's forbidden way; 
But since thou hast my soul reclaimed. 
To thee my vows I'll pay. 

4 My soul, to Jesus joined 

By faith, and hope, and love, 
Now seeks to dwell among thy saints, 
And rest with them above. 

6 Accept, O Lord, my heart; 
To thee myself I give; 
Nor suffer me from hence to stray. 
Or cause thy saints to grieve. 



BEDDOME. 



385 




Prayer /or Consecration. 7s. 

1 mHINE forever! God of love, 

X Hear us from thy throne above; 
Thine forever may we be. 
Here and in eternity. 

2 Thine forever ! Lord of life. 
Shield us through our earthly strife; 
Thou, the life, the Truth, the Way, 
Guide us to the realms of day. 

3 Thine forever ! oh, how blest 

They who find in thee their rest; f"^ 

Saviour, Guardian, heavenly Friend, 
Qh, defend us to IJie end ! 



mmtm 



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C0178BORATION TO CHRIST. 

4 Thine forever ! thou our Guide, 
All our wants by thee supplied, 
All our sins by thee forgiven, 
Led by thee from earth to heaven. 



MAUDE. 



386 



Surrendering all /or Christ. C. M, 



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1 A ND must I part with all I have, 
-^LJL My dearest Lord, for thee ? 

It is but right, since thou hast done 
Much more than this for me. 

2 Yes, let it go; one look from thee 

Will more than make amends 
For all the losses I sustain 
Of honour, riches, friends. 

3 Ten thousand worlds, ten thousand lives, 

How worthless they appear. 
Compared with thee, supremely good, 
Divinely bright and fair. 

4 Saviour of souls, could I from thee 

A single smile obtain. 
The loss of all things I could bear. 



And glory in my gain. 



BEDDOME. 



387 



226 



All for Christ f 7s. 6l. 

"VrOW, O God, thine own I ami 

JLi Now I give thee back thine own: 

Freedom, friends, and health, and fame, 

Consecrate to thee alone : 
Thine I live, thrice happy I ! 
Happier still if thine I die. 

Take me, Lord, and all my powers; 

Take my mind, and heart, and will; 
All my goods, and all my hours, 

All I know, and all I feel. 
All I think, or speak, or do — 
Take my soul and make it new ! 

0. WESLEY. 



CONSECRATION TO CHRIST. 



388 



.UDB. 

!. M. 



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i 



Bought vnth a Price I L. M. 

1 X ORD, I am thine, entirely thine, 

-Li Purchased and saved by blood divine; 
With fuli consent thine would I be. 
And own thy sovereign right in n)3. 

2 Grant one poor sinner more a place 
Amr ig the childrwi of thy grace; 
A retched sinner, lost to God, 
But ransomed by Immanuel's blood. 

3 Thine would I live, thine would I die, 
Be thine through all eternity; 

The vow is past beyond repeal. 
Now will I set the solemn seal. 

4 Do thou assist a feeble worm 
The great engagement to perform; 
Thy grace can full assistance lend, 

And on that grace I dare depend. davies 



OMB. 



. 6l. 



389 



uW£. 



Giving All ! CM. 

1 TTOW can I sink with such a prop 
XX As my eternal God, 

Who bears the earth's huge pillars up, 
And spreads the heavens abroad 1 

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, 
iMy 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. watts. 

227 






CX>N8B0BATI0N TO OHRIBT. 



390 



We a/re Hia 1 



S. M. 



1 "VfOT to ourselves again, 
-Ll Not to the flesh we live; 
Not to the world henceforth shall we 

Our strength, our being give. 

2 Our life is hid with Christ, 

With Christ in God above; 
Upward our heart would go to him, 
Whom, seeing not, we love. 

3 Not to ourselves we live. 

Not to ourselves we die; 
Unto the Lord we die or live. 
With him are we on high. 

4 We seek the things above, 

For we are only his; 
Like him we soon shall be, for we 

Shall see him as he is. anon. 



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391 



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" To Me to Live is Christ," 7s. 

1 /CHRIST, of all my hopes the ground, 
\J Christ, the spring of all my joy, 
Still in thee let me be found. 

Still for thee my powers employ, 

2 Fountain of o'erflowing grace. 

Freely from thy fulness give; 
Till I close my earthly race, 
Be it " Chnst for me to live." 

3 Firmly trusting in thy blood. 

Nothing shall my heart confound; 
Safely I shall pass the flood, 

Safely reach Immanuel's ground. 

4 Thus, oh, thus an entrance give 

To the land of cloudless sky ! 
Having known it " Christ to live," 
Let me know it " gain to die." 

WINDHAM. 



SBEKINO CONFORMITY TO 0BRI8T. 



M. 



392 



" / am 11x8 r 



CM. 



ON. 



1 T'M thine, O Lord, and thine alone, 
X I'm thine by every tie; 

By duty's claims, by love's glad choice, 
For thee to live or die. 

2 There's not an angel blest in heaven 

So bound to thee as I; 
To them thy love its gifts has given, 
For me Love's self did die. 

3 My life, my time, my strength, my all 

I'd hold and spend for thee; 
Oh, set my heart as free from earth 
As saints in glory be. 

4 With single eye and fervent heart 

Let this poor life be spent; 
Eager to use for thy great name 
Whatever thou hast lent. 



▲NGN. 



7s. 



SEEKING CONFORMITY TO CHRIST. 



393 



Rejoicing in God mt/ Saviour. 7s & 6s. 

1 nnO thee, O dear, dear Saviour, 
X My spirit turns for rest. 

My peace is in thy favour, 
My pillow on thy breast. ^ 

2 Though all the world deceive me, 

I know that I am thine, 
And thou wilt never leave me, 
O blessed Saviour mine. 

3 O thou whose mercy found me, 

From bondage set me free. 
And then forever bound me, 
With threefold cords to thee. 

220 



BBBKIKO OONFORMITY TO CHRIST. 



4t Oh, for a heart to love thee 
More truly as I ought; 
And nothing place above thee, 
In deed, or word, or thought. 

6 Oh, for that choicest blessing. 
Of living in thy love, 
And thus on earth possessing 
The peace of heaven above ! 

J. B. B. MONBELL. 



394 



Trusting Christ the Only Refuge. L. M. 

1 rriHOU only Sovereign of my heart, 
jL yiy refuge, my almighty Friend, 

And can my soul from thee depart. 
On whom alone my hop'^s depend ] 

2 Whither, ah, whither shall I go, 

A wretched wanderer from my Lord ] 
Can this dark world of sin and woe 
One glimpse of happii.ess afford 1 

3 Eternal life thy words impart; 

On these 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 gracious Lord, outweighs them all. 

6 Low at thy feet my soul would lie; 

Here safety dwells, and peace divine; 
Still let me live beneath thine eye, 
For life, eternal life, is thine. 

ANNE STEELE. 



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395 



230 



Parting with Earthly Joys. 

1 T SEND the joys of earth away; 
X Away, ye tempters of the mind, 
False as the smooth, deceitful sea, 
And empty as the whistling wind. 



L. M. 



SEEKING CONFORMITT TO OHBUT. 



LL. 



M. 



Your streams were floating me along 
Down to the gulf of dark despair; 

And while T listened to your song, 

Your streams had e'en conveyed me there. 

Lord, I adore thy matchless grace^ 
That warned me of that dark abyss, 

That drew me from those treacherous seas, 
And bade me seek superior bliss. 

Now to the shining realms above, 

I stretch my hands, and glance my eyes; 

Oh, for the pinions of a dove, 
To bear me to the upper skies ! 

There, from the bosom of my God, 
Oceans of endless pleasure roll ; 

There would I fix my last abode. 
And drown the sorrows of my soul. 



396 



Nea/rer to God. 



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1 "VTEARER, my God, to thee,— 
Jl\ Nearer to thee 1 

E'en though it be a cross 

That raiseth me; 
Still all my song shall be. 
Nearer, my God, to thee. 

Nearer to thee ! 

2 Though like a wanderer, 

The sun gone down, 
Darkness comes over me. 

My rest a stone; 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to thee. 

Nearer to thee ! 

3 There let my way appear 

Steps unto heaven; 
All that thou sendest me 

In mercy given; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my Grod, to thee, 

Nearer to theel 



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illKIKO OONFORMITT TO OBRIBT. 

4 Then with my waking thoughts 
Bright with thy praise, 
Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel I'll raise ; ^ 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer to theel 

6 And when on joyful wing 
Cleaving the sky. 
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, 
, Upward I fly . 

Still all. my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer to thee ! 



SARAH FOWLBR ADAMS. 



Holy Aspirations. 



L. M. 



397 

1 lUrY God, permit me not to be 
JJJL A stranger to myself and thee; 
Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove, 
Forgetful of my highest love. 



2 Why should my passions mix with earth. 
And thus debase my heavenly birth < 
"Why should I cleave to things below, 
And let my God, my Saviour, gol 

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; 
Let noise and vanity be gone : 

In secret silence of the mind, 

My heaven, and there my God, I find. 

■WATTS. 



232 



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8)»BKlKa OONTOBIEITT TO CHltrST. 



398 



Deavres fw ffoliness. 0. H. 

1 f\Eif cou]d I find from day to daj^ 
\-/ A nearness to my God, 

Then would my hours glide sweet away, 
While leaning on his word. 

2 Lord, I desire with thee to live 

Anew from day to day, 
In joys the world can never give, 
Nor ever take away. 

3 Blest Jesus, come, and rule my heart, 

And make me wholly thine, 
That I may never more depart. 
Nor grieve thy love divine. 

4 Thus, till my last, expiring breath, 

Thy goodness I'll adore; 
And when my frame dissolves in death, 
My 80ul shall love thee more. 

BENJi3IXN CLBAVLAND. 



399 



^writy of Heart. 

1 /^H, for a heart to praise my God, 
\J A heart from sin set free; 

A heart that'a sprinkled with the blood 
So freely shed for me. 

2 Oh, for a heart submissive, meek. 

My great Redeemer's throne, 
Where only Christ is heard to speak, 
Where Jesus reigns alone. 

3 Oh, for a humble, contrite heart. 

Believing, true, and clean. 
Which neither life nor death can ptjfrt 
From him that dwells within. 

4 Thy temper, gracious Lord, impart: 

Come quickly from above; 
Oh, write thy name upon my hears I 
Thy name, O God, is Love. 



CM. 



£1, WB8L1T. 



•ntnmwiM 



SEBKIKO OONFOBMITY TO OHBIST. 



400 



The Fount of Blessing. 8s <fc Tsu 

COME, thou Fount of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to sing thy grace; 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 

Call for songs of loudest praise : 
Teach me some melodious sonnet, 
Sung by flaming tongues above: 
Praise the mount, — oh, fix me an it, 
Mount of God's unchanging love. 

Here I raise my Ebenezer; 

Hither by thy help I'm come; 
And I hope, by thy good pleasure. 

Safely to arrive at home : 
Jesus sought me when a stranger. 

Wandering from the fold of God; 
He, to save my soul from danger. 

Interposed his precious blood. 

Oh, to grace how great a debtor, 

Daily I'm constrained to be ! 
Let that grace. Lord, like a fetter. 

Bind my wandering heart to thee. 
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; 

Prone to leave the God I love ; 
Here's my heart; Lord, take and seal it, 

Seal it from thy courts above, 

BOBEBT BOBINSON. 



4:v/X Benouncing Sin. S. M: 

1 Q< HALL we go on to sin, 

O Because thy grace abounds ^ ' 
Or crucify the Lor4 again. 
And open all his wounds \ 

2 Forbid it, mighty God; 

Nor let it e'er be said 
That we, whose sins are crucified, 
Should raise them from the dead. 
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BEBKINO CONFORMITY TO OHSIiT. 



'b. 



We will be slaves no more, 

Since Christ has made us free, 
Has nailed our tyrants to hJB cross, 

And bought our liberty. watts. 



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402 



fSON. 



M, 



Desiring Sanctification. 8s k 7s. 

1 T OVE divin^,yall love excelling, 

XJ Joy of heaven, to earth come down; 
Fix in us thy humble dwelling; 

All thy faithful mercies crown : , 

Jesus, thou art all compassion; 

Pure, unbounded love thou art; 
Visit us with thy salvation; 

Enter every trembling heart. 

2 Breathe, oh, breathe thy Holy Spirit 

Into every troubled breast; 
Let us all thy grace inherit; 

Let us find thy promised rest : 
Take away the love of sinning; 

Take our load of guilt away; 
End the work of thy beginning; 

Bring us to eternal day. 

3 Carry on thy new creation : 

Pure and holy may we be; 
Let us see our whole salvation 

Perfectly secured by thee; 
Change from glory into glory, 

Till in heaven we take our place, 
Till we cast our crowns before thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 

C. WESLEY. 



403 



Complaints of Coldness ! 



CM. 



1 TTTITH tears of anguish I lament, 
T V Here, at thy feet, my God, 
lily passion, pride, and discontent, 
And vile ingratitude, 



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bsbxhfg GONromfiTT to ohbist. 

2. Sure there was ne'er a hearfc so base. 
So false aa mine has been; 
So faithless to its promises, 
So prone to every sin. 

3 How long, diBar Saviour, shall I feel 

These struggles in my breast 1 
When wilt thou bow my stubborn will, 
And give my conscience rest % 

4 Break, sovereign grace, oh, break the charm, 

And set the captive free; 
Beveal, almighty God, thine arm. 

And haste to rescue me^ g, stennett. 



404 



Difficulty and Dependence, * C. M. 

1 QTRAIT is the way, the door is strait, 
K3 That leads to joys on high; 

'Tis but a few that find the gate, 
, While crowds mistake, and die. 

2 Beloved self must be denied. 

The mind and will renewed, 
Passion suppressed, and patience tried. 
And vain desires subdued. 

3 Lord, can a feeble, helpless worm 

Fulfil a task so hard % 
Thy grace must all the work perform. 
And give the free reward. W-.TTS. 



405 



Breathings after Christ. 6s & 4s. 



1 "llyf" Y faith looks up to thee, 
J^X. Thou Lamb of Calvary; 

Saviour divine, 
Now hear me while I pray ; 
Take all my guilt away; 
Oh^ let me, from this day, 
Be whollv thine. 



SEEKING OONFOBMITT TO OHBIST. 



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I. M. 
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May ahj rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart; 

My zeal inspire; 
As thou hast died for me, 
Oh, may my love to thee, 
Pure, warm, and changeless be, 

A living fire. 

While life's j^k maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread. 

Be thou my Guide; 
Bid darkness turn to day. 
Wipe sorrow's tears away. 
Nor let me ever stray 

From thee aside. 

When ends life's transient dream, 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll. 
Blest Saviour, then, in love, 
Fear and distress remove; 
Oh, bear me safe above, 

A ransomed soul ! aA.Y palmer. 



406 



TTS. 



& 4s. 



Union with Christ S. M. 

1 T^EAR Saviour ! I am thine, 
X-^ By everlasting bands; 

My name, my heart I would resign, 
My soul is in thy hands. 

2 To thee I still would cleave 

With ever growing zeal; 
Let millions tempt me Christ to leave. 
They never shall prevail ! 

3 His Spirit shall imite 

My soul to him, my Head; 
Shall form me to his image bright, 
And teach his paths to tread. 

4 Death may my soul divide 

From this abode of clay; 
But love shall keep me near hii «id% 
Through all the gloomy ivij. 

si9 



SEEKING CONFORMITY TO CHRIST. 






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Since Christ and we are one, 

What should remain to fear? 
If he in heaven has fixed his throne. 

He'll fix his members there. 

DODDRIDGE. 



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407 



Delight in God and His Word. C. M. 

1 fTlHOU art my portion, O my God; 

i Soon as I know thy way, 
My heart makes haste t' obey thy Word, 
And sufiers no delay. 

2 I choose the path of heavenly truth. 

And glory in my choice; 
Not all the riches of the earth 
Could make me so rejoice. 

3 Thjf precepts and thy heavenly grace 

I set before my eyes; ^ 

Thence I derive my daily strength, 
And there my comfort lies. 

4 Now I am thine, forever thine ; 

Oh, save thy servant, Lord; 
Thou art my shield, my hiding-place; 
My hope is in thy Word. watts. 



408 



A Living Faith. C. M. 

1 "IITISTAKEN souls, that dream of heaven, 
JJJL And make their empty boast 

Of inward joys, and sins forgiven. 
While they are slaves to lust ! 

2 How vain are fancy's airy flights, 

If faith be cold and dead ! 

None but a living power unites 

To Christ, the living Head: 

3 *Tis faith that purifies the heart; 

*Tis faith that works by love; 
That bids all sinful joys depart, 
And lifbs the thou^ts above. 



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DGE. 



M. 



SEEKING OONFOBMITT TO CHRIST. 

4 This faith shall every fear control 
By its celestial power, 
With holy triumph fill the soul 
In death's approaching hour. 



WATTS. 



409 



i, 



A ITS. 

M. 

Iven, 



Ohf for a Closer Walk with God." CM. 

1 /^H, for a cl|^r walk with Gk)d, 
v-/ A calm and heavenly frame, 
A light to shine upon the road 

That leads me to the Lamb ! 

2 Where is the blessedness I knew 

When first I saw the Lord ? 
Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus and his Word ? 

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed ! 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But they have left 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 from my breast. 

5 The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from thy throne, 
Aad worship only thee. 

6 So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame; 
So purer light shall mark the road 

That leads me to the Lamb. cowper. 



410 



Sun of Righteousness, 

1 /^B[RIST, whose glory fills the skies^ 
\j Christ, the true, the only light. 
Sun of Righteousness arise, 

Tnlumph o'er the shades of night: 
Dayspring from on high, be near) 
Daystar, in my heturt appear. 



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8B1KING eONFOBMIT^r TO CHBIST. 

2 Dark and cheerless is the mom, 

If thj li^t is hid j&om me; 
Joyless is the day's return, 

TilJ thy mercy's beams T see, — 
Till they inward light im^ >art, 
Warmth and gladness to my heart. 

3 Visit, then, this soul of mine; 

Keroe the gloom of sin and grief; 
Fill me, radiant Sun diviue; 

Scatter all my unbelief; 
More and more thyself display. 
Shining to the perfect day, c. weslet. 



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411 



God, AU cmd in All. 



S. M. 



1 "|\TY God, my life, my love, 
-LtX To thee, to thee I call; 
I cannot live if thou remove, 

For thou art all in all. 

2 To thee, and thee alone. 

The angels owe their bliss; 
They sit around thy gracious throne. 
And dwell where Jesus is. 

3 Nor earth, nor all the sky. 

Can one delight afford. 
No, not a drop of real joy. 
Without thy presence. Lord. 

4 Thou art the sea of love. 

Where all my pleasures roll, 
The circle where my passions move. 



And centre of my souL 



WATTS. 



The Rocd to Life a/nd Death. L. M. 



412 

1 "OKOAD is the road that leads to death, 
XJf r And thousands walk together there; 
But wisdom shows a narrow path, 
Wiih h^re and there a traveller. 



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HiET. 



. M. 



9EBKINO OOKFOBMITT TO 0HBI8T. 

2 " Deny thjaelf and take thy cross/' 

Is the Bedeemer's great command: 
Nature must count her gold but dross, 
If she would gain this heavenly land. 

3 The fearful soul that tires and faints, 

And walks the ways of God no more, 
Is but esteemed a^ost a saint, 

And makes hiJB own destruction sure. 

4 Lord, let not all my hopes in vain, 

Create my heart entirely new, — 
Which hypocrites could ne'er attain, 
Which false apostates never knew. 



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413 



Exemplifying the Gospel, 



WATTS. 



L.M. 



lTTSL 



.M. 



1 O O let our lips and lives express 
)0 The holy gospel we profess; 
So let our works and virtues shine, 
To prove the doctrine all divine. 

2 Thus shall we best proclaim {|<broad 
The honours of our Saviour Gkwi, 
When his salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the power of sin. 

3 Our flesh and sense must be denied. 
Ambition, envy, lust, and pride; 

While justice, temperance, truth, and love 
Our inward piety approve. 

4 Religion bears our spirits up, 
While we expect that blessed hope, 
The bright appearance of the Lord, 
And faith stands leaning on his Word. 



WATTS. 



414 



Taking Christ as a King. 

1 "f7"ING of kings, and wilt thou deign 
XV- O'er this wayward heart to reign 1 
Henceforth take it for thy throne; 
Bule here. Lord, and rule alone. 



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SEEKING CONFORMITY TO CHRIST. 

2 Then, like heaven's angelic bands. 
Waiting for thy high commands, 
All my powers shall wait on thee, 
Captive, yet divinely free. 

3 Tuned by thee in sweet accord. 
All shall sing their gracious Lord; 
Love, the leader of the choir. 
Breathing round her sera{)h fire. 

4 Be it so : my heart's thy throne. 
All my powers thy sceptre own, . 
JkxLfi, with them on thine own hill, 
Live rejoicing in thy will. 



415 



1 /^^GOD, my strength, my hope, 
V_/ On thoe I cast my care; 
With humble confidence look up, 

And know thou hearest prayer. 

2 Oh, for a godly fear, 

A quick-discerning eye. 
That looks to thee when sin is near, 
And sees the tempter fly ! 

3 A spirit still prepared, 

And armed with jealous care, 
Forever standing on its guard, 
And watching unto prayer. 

4 Lord, let me still abide. 

Nor from my hope remove. 
Till thou my patient spirit guide 



ANON. 



Prayer for Self-CoTisecration. S. M. 



To better worlds above. 



C. WESLEY. 



416 



Love and Obedience, 



S. M. 



348 



1 "OLEST be thy love, dear Lord, 
-D That taught us this sweet way, 
Only to love thee for thyself, 
And for that love obey. 



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M. 



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M. 



BEBKING CONFORMITY TO OHBIBT. 

2 O thou, our souls' chief hope, 

We to thy mercy fly; 
Where'er we we, thou canst protect, 
Whate'er we need, supply. * 

3 Whether we sleep or wake, 

To thee we^both resign : 
By night w6 see, as well as day, 
If thy light on us shine. 

4 Whether we live or die, 

Both we submit to thee; 
In death we live, as well as life, 
If thine in defl*-h we be. 

JOHN AUSTIN. 



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Tci i Longing to be Like God. L. M. 

1 TTTHAT sinners value I resign; 

▼ T Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine; 
I shall behold thy blissful face, 
And stand complete in righteousness. 

. 2 This life's a dream, an empty show; 
But that bright world to which I go 
Hath joys substantial and sincere: 
When shall I wake and iind me there 'i 

3 Oh, glorious hour ! oh, blest abode ! 
I shall be near and like my God ; 
And flesh and sin no more control 
The sacred pleasures of the soul. 

4 My flesh shall slumber in the ground, 
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound. 
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise. 
And in my Saviour's image rise. 

WATT3. 



SUBMISSION TO CHRIST'S WILL. 



418 



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ChrUt's Will Beatftyr Ui. 



S. M. 



1 IVTY spirit on thy care, 
JJIx. Blest Saviour, I recline; 
Thou wilt not leave me to despair, 

For thou art love divine. 

2 In thee I place my trust; 

On thee I calmly rest; 
I know thee good, I know thee just, 
And count thy choice the best. 

3 Whate'er events betide. 

Thy will they all perform; 
Safe in thy breast my head I hide, 
Kor fear the coming storm. 

4 Let good or ill befall. 

It must be good for me. 
Secure of having thee in all. 






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Of having all in thee. 



H. F. LTTB. 



419 



God's WUl. 0. M. 

1 T WORSHIP thee, sweet wiU of God, 
X And all thy ways adoi'e; 

And every day I live, I long 
To love thee more and more. 

2 He always wins who sides with God, 

To him no chance is lost; 
Qod's will is sweetest to him, when 
It triumphs at his cost. 

3 111 that God blesses is our good, 

And unblest good is ill; 
And all is right that seems most wrong, 
If it be his dear will. 

4 I have no cares, O blessed will, 

For all my cares are thine; 
I live in triumph. Lord, for thou 
Hast made thy triumphs mine. 



(KTBMianOIl TO OHBIIT^S WILL. 



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3 When obstaoles and triak seem 
Like prison-walls to be, 
I do the little I can do, 
And leave the rest to thee. 

7. W. FABBR. 



420 



B. 



Thy C^e Not Mim t 0. M. 

1 T ORD, it belongs not to my care 
JLi "Whether I die or live; 

To love and serve thee is mj share. 
And this thy grace must give. 

2 If life be long, I will be glad 

That I may long obey; 
If short, yet why should I be sad 
To soar to endless day I 

3 Christ leads me through no darker rooms 

Than he went through before; 
No one into his kingdom comes, 
But through his opened door. 

4 Come, Lord, when grace has made me meet 

Thy blessed face to see; 
For if thy work on earth be sweet, 
What will thy glory be*? 

5 Then shall I end my sad complaints, 

And weary, sinful days. 
And join with all triumphant saints 
Who sing Jehovah's praise. 

6 My knowledge of that life is small; 

The eye of fSaith is dim; 
But 'tis enough that Christ knows aU, 
And 1 shall be with him. 

R. BAXTnt 



421 



Strength from Christ. 



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XJ " Strength shall be equal to thy day;" 
Then I rejoice in deep distress. 
Upheld by all-sufficient grace. 



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SUBMISSION TO CHRIST'S WILL. 

2 I can do all things^ — or can bear 
All suffering, if my Lord be there ; 
Sweet pleasures minglQ with the pains, 
While he my sinking head sustains. 

3 I glory iji infirmity, 

That Christ's own power may rest on me; 
When I am weak, then am I strong; 
Grace is my shield, and Ohrist my song. 

WATTS. 



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" He Leadeth Me r 



L. M. 6l. 



1 " TTE leadeth me !" oh, blessed thought, 

XX Oh, words with heavenly comfort fraught, 
Whate'er I do, whate'er I be. 
Still 'tis Grod's hand that leadeth ine. 

He leadeth me; he leadeth me; 
By his own. hand he leadeth me. 

2 Sometimes 'midst scenes of deepest gloom, 
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom; 
By waters still, o'er troubled sea, — 

Still 'tis his hand that leadeth me. 

3 Lord, I would clasp thy hand in mine, 4 
Nor ever murmur or repine; 

Content, whatever let I see, 
Since 'tis mv God that leadeth me. 

4 And when my task on earth is done. 
When, by thy grace, the victory's won; 
E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, 

Since God through Jordan leadeth me. anon. 



422 O Let Christ Choose Our Inheritance. 6s. 

1 rilHY way, not mine, Lord, 
; X However dark it be; 

Lead me by thine own hand, 
Choose out the path for me, 



SUBMISSION TO CHBIST's WILL. 



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2 I dare not choose mj lot, 

I would not if I might ; 
Choose thou for me, my God, 
So shall I walk aright. 

3 The kingdom that I seek 

Is thine, sMet the way 
That leads to it be thine, 
Else I must surely stray. 

4 Choose thou for me, my Friend, 

My sickness or my health; 
Choose thou my cares for me, 
My poverty or wealth. 

5 Not mine, not mine the choice. 

In things or great or small; 
Be thou my guide, my strength. 
My wisdom, and my all 



BONAR 



424 



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Holy Contentment. 78. 

1 T" ORD, my times are in thy hand; 
>i-i All my fondest hopes have planned 
To thy wisdom I resign. 

And would make thy purpose mine. 

2 Thou my daily task shalt give; 
Day by day to thee I live; 

So shall added years fulfil. 
Not mj own, my Father's will. 

3 Fond ambition, whisper not; 
Happy is my humble lot; 
Anxious, busy cares, away; 

I'm provided for to-day. | 

4 Oh, to live exempt from care. 
By the energy of prayer. 
Strong in faith, with mind subdued, 



Yet elate with gratitude. 



ANON. 
247 



SUBMISSIOir 1M> OHBWT'S WILt. 



425 



8s, 7s & 4s. 
Godf the PUgrinCa Guide cmd Strength. 

1 /^ XJIBE me, O thou great Jehovah, 
VX Pilgrim through this barren land; 
I am weak, but thou art mighty; 

Hold me with thj powerful hand; 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open now the crystal fountain 

Wlience the healing streams do flow; 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar 

Lead me all my journey through; 

Strong Deliverer, 
Be thou still my strength and shield. 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside; 
Bear mie through the swelling current; 
Laud me safe on Canaan's side; 

Songs of piaises 
I will ever give to thee. w. Williams. 

422 O Eesignation to Christ* a Will. L. M. 

1 TF life in sorrow must be spent, 
JL So be it: I am well content; 
And meekly wait my last remove. 
Desiring only trustful love. 

2 No bliss I'll seek, but t'D fuMl, 
In life, in death, thy perfect will; 
No succours in my woes I want, 

But what my Lord is pleased to grant. 

3 Our days are numbered : let us spare 
Our anxious hearts a needless care; 
'Tis thine to number out our days; 
'Tis ours to give them to thy praise. 

4 Faith is our only business here, — 
Faith, simple, constant, and sincere; 
Oh, blessed days thy sorvsjxts see I 
Thus spent, O Iiord, in pleasing thee. 

MADAMB OUTON. 



WORKING FOB JESUS. 



''Thy WiUheDom." 



Ss dc 68. 



427 

1 "|\TY God, my Father, while I stray 

jj/JL Far from my home, on life's rough way, 
Oh, teach me from my heart to say, 
" Thy will, my God^^e done." 

2 Though dark my path, and sad my lot, 
Let me be still, and murmur not. 

And breathe the prayer, divinely taught, 
"Thy will, my God, be done." 

3 If thou shouldst call me to resign 
"What most I prize, — it ne'er was mine, 
I only yield thee what is thine; 
"Thy will, my God, be done." 

4 Should pining sickness '^aste away 
My life in premature decay. 

In life or death teach me to say, 



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Renew my will from day to day, 
Blend it with thire, and take away 
Whate'er now makes it hard to say. 



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M|Sa C. ELLIOTT, 



WORKING FOR JESUS. 



425 O Labour for God Blessed. S. M. 

1 mEACH me, my God and King, 
X In all things thee to see; 

And what I do in anything. 
To do it as for thee : 

2 To scorn the senses' sway. 

While still to thee I tend; • 
In all I do, be thou the way. 
In all be thou the end. 

B 249 



WORKING FOR JESUS. 



3 All may of thee partake; 

Nothing so small can be 
But draws, when acted for thy sake. 
Greatness and worth from thee. 

4 If done beneath thy laws 

E'en servile labours shine; 
Hallowed is toil, if this the cause; 
The meanest work, divine. 

OEOROE HERBERT, 



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429 



Active Effort to do Good. S. M, 

1 CJOW in the mom thy seed; 
lO At eve hold not thy hand. 

To doubt and fear give thou no heed; 
Broadcast it o'er the land; 

2 And duly shall appear. 

In verdure, beauty, strength, 
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear, 
And the full com at length. 

3 Thou canst not toil in vain; 

Cold, heat, and moist and dry 
Shall foster and mature the grain 
For gamers in the sky. 

4 Thence, when the glorious end. 

The day of God shall come. 
The angel-reapers shall descend, 

And Heaven cry, " Harvest home !" 



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430 



250 



Psalm cxvi. L. M. 

REDEEMED from guilt, redeemed from fears, 
My soul enlarged, and, dried my tears. 
What can I do, oh, love divine, 
"What, to repay such gifts as thine l 

What can I do, so poor, so weak. 
But from thy hand new blessings seek, 
•A heart to feel thy mercies more, 
A soul to know thee, and adore ? 



WORKING FOB JESUS. 

Z Oh, teach me at thy feet to fall, 
And yield thee up myself, my all; 
Before thy saints my debts to own, 
And live and die co thee alone. 

4 Thy Spirit, Lord, at large impart. 
Expand and redsb ani fill my heart; 
So may I hope my life shall be 

■ Some faint return, O Lord, to thee. 

HENRY P. LTTB. 



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431 



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Reward of the Christian's Fidelity/. 

1 TTE that goeth forth with weeping, 
JJL Bearing precious seed in love, 
Never tiring, never sleeping, 

Findeth mercy from above. 

2 Soft descend the dews of heaven. 

Bright the rays celestial shine; 
Precious fruits will thus be given, 
Through an influence all divine. 

3 Sow thy seed, be never weary. 

Let no fears thy soul annoy; 
Be the prospect ne'er so dreary. 
Thou shaft reap the fruits of joy. 

4 Lo, the scene of verdure brightening I 

See the rising grain appear; 
Look again ! the fields are whitening. 
For the harvest time is near. ' 

HASTINQS. 



432 



The ChristiamJs Charge. 

1 A CHARGE to keep I have, 
jljL a God to glorify; 

A never-dying soul to save, 
And fit it for the «ky. 

2 To serve the present age, 

My calling to fulfil; 
Oh, may it all my powers engage 
To do my Master's will. 



S. M. 



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WORKING FOR JESUS. 



Arm me with jealous care, 

As in thy sight to live; 
And oh, thy servant, JLjord, prepare 

A strict account to give. 

Help me to watch and pray, 

And on thyself rely. 
Assured, if I my trust betray, 

I shall forever die. 



433 



C. WESLEY. 



S. M. 






Work in My Vineyard. 

1 T ABOURERS of Christ, arise, 
XJ And gird you for the toil; 
The dew of promise from the skies- 

Already cheers the soil. 

2 Go where the sick recline. 

Where mourning hearts deplore; 
Ajtid where the sons of sorrow pine, 
Dispense your hallowed lore. 

3 Urge, with a tender zeal. 

The erring child along, 
Where peaceful congregations kneel, 
And pious teachers throng. 

4 Be faith, which looks above. 

With prayer, your constant guest; 
And wrap tiie Saviour's changeless love, 
, A mantle, round your breast. 

MBS. SIOOURNET. 



434 



God^s True Workmen. 



CM. 



1 /^ OD'S glory is a wondrous thing, 
vT Most strange in all its ways, 
And, of all things on earth, least like 

What men agree to praise. 

2 Oh, blest is he to whom is given 

The instinct that can tell 
That God is on the field, when he 
Is most invisible. 



252 



WORKING FOB JE8CS. 

3 And blest is he who can divine 
Where real right doth lie, 
And dares to take the side that seems 
Wrong to man's blinded eye. 



F. W. FABKR. 



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435 CM. 

The Honour of being Christ^ a Servant. 

1 /^^H, not to fill the mouth of fame 
\J My longing soul is stirred; 
Oh, give me a diviner name,— 

Call me thy servant, Lord. 

2 Sweet title that delighteth me, 

Bank earnestly implored; 
Oh, what can reach the dignity 
Of thy true servants, Lord ? 

3 No longer would my soul be known 

As self-sustained and free; 
Oh, not mine own, oh, not mine own, 
Lord, I belong to thee. 

4 Li life, in death, on earth, in heaven, 

No other name for me; 
The same sweet style and title given 
Through all eternity. 

THOMAS H. OILL. 



436 Go, Work/ 6s<fc5fc 

1 XTTORK, for time is flying; 
T T Work with heart sincere; 
Work, for souls are dying; 
Work, for night is near. 
In the Master's vineyard 

Go and work to-day; 
Stand not idly waitings 
Wofk, without delay. 



WARRING FOR JESUS. 

2 In this glorious calling, 

Work till day is o'er; 
"Work till, evening falling. 

You can work no more. 
Then, your labour bringing 

To the King of kings, 
Borne with joy ar 1 sinp^i g 

Home on angeL /i .. i. 

3 There, where saints ' ;»im. 

Where the ransom u mee, 
Lay thy sheaves before him. 

Lay them at his feet. 
Hear thy Master saying. 

From his heavenly throne, 
When thy wages paying, 

" Ijabourer, well done !" 



ANON. 



WARRING FOR JESUS. 



437 



The Ckristicm Soldier^s Strength. S. M. 

1 QOLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
lO And gird your armour on, 

Strong in the strength which (jod supplies 
Through his eternal Son. 

2 Strong in the Lord of hosts. 

And in his mighty power, 
The man who in the Saviour trusts. 
Is more than conqueror. 

3 Stand, then, in his great might. 

With all his strength endued. 
And take, to arm you for the fight. 
The panoply of God; 

4 That, having all things done. 

And all your conflicts p^st. 
You may o'ercome through Christ alone. 
And stand complete at last. 



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^WARRING FOR JBSUB. 

From strength to strength go on; 

Wrestle, and fight, and pray; 
Tread all the powers of darkness down, 

And win the well-fought day. ^ 

Still let the Spirit cry, 

In all his solcfa^, " Come," 
Till Christ, the Lord, descends from high, 

And takes the conquerors home. 

C. WESLET. 



438 



S. M- 



)N. 



M. 



3 



Wcitchfulness und Prayer Indicated. 

1 "|\T Y soul, be on thy guard ; 
-lAX Ten thousand foes arise ; 
The hosts of sin are pressing hard 

To draw thee from the skies. 

2 Oh, watch, and fight, and pray 

The battle ne'er give o'er; 

Renew it boldly every day. 

And help divine implore. 

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3 Ne'er think the victory won. 

Nor lay thine armour down; 
Thy arduous work will not be done. 
Till thou obtain thy orown. 

4 Fight on, my soul, till death 

Shall bring thee to thy God; 
He'll take thee, at thy parting breath, 
To his divine abode. heath. 

43 9 The Whole Arrnour. C. M. 

1 /^H, speed thee, Christian, on thy way, 
y^ And to thy armour cling; 

With girded loins the call obey 
That grace and mercy bring. 

2 There is a battle to be fought, 

An upward race i) run, 
A crown of glory to be sought^ 
A victory to be won. 

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WARRING FOR JESU9. 



3 llie Bhield of faith repels the dart 

That Satan's hand may throw; 
His arrow cannot re^oh thy heart. 
If Christ control the bow. 

4 The glowing lamp of prayer will light 

Thee on thy anxious road; 
Twill keep the goal of heaven in sight. 
And guide thee to thy God. 

6 Oh, faint not, Christian, for thy sighs 
Are heard before his throne: 
The race must come before the prize. 
The crosa before the crown. 



ANON. 



440 






Jesus Able to Keep. C. M. 

1 T'M not ashamed to own my Lord, 
X Or to defend his cause, 
Maintain the honour of his Word^ 

The glory of his cross. 

2 Jesus, my Cod, I know his name; 

His name is all my trust; 
Nor will he put my soul to shame, 
Kor let my hope be lost. 

3 Firm as his throne his promise stands. 

And, he can well secure 
What I'ye 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 Jerusalem 

Appoint my soul a place. WATra 



441 



Watch and Tray, C. M. 

1 rriHE Saviour bids us watch and pray, 
X Through life's brief, fleeting hour. 
And gives the Spirit's quickening ray 
To those who seek his power. 



k. 



WARBIKO FOR JIBVS. 



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2 The Baviour bids us watch and pray. 

Maintain a warrior's strife ; 
Help, Lord, to hear thy voice to-day; 
Obedience is our life. 

3 The Saviour bidi* us watch and pray, 

For soon the hour wiU come • 

That calls us from the earth away, 
To our eternal home. 

4 O Saviour, we would watch and pmy, 

And hear thy sacred voice, 
And walk, as thou hast marked the way, 
To heaven's eternal joys. Hastings. 



442 



78. 



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The Conflict Short. 

1 "ORETHREN, while we sojourn here, 
J3 Fight we must, but should not fear; 
Foes we have, but we've a Friend, 

One that loves us to the end. 

Forward, then, with courage go, 

Long we shall not dwell below; 

Soon the joyful news will come, 

** Child, your Father calls, — Come home !" 

2 In the way a thousand snares 
Lie to take us unawares; 
Satan, with malicious art, 
Watches each unguarded part: 
But, from Satan's malice free. 
Saints shall soon victorious be;. 
Soon the joyful news will come, 

" Child, your Father calls, — Come home !" * 

3 But, of all the foes we meet, 
None so oft mislead our feet. 
None betray us into sin, 

Like the foes that dwell within : 

Yet let nothing spoil your peace, 

Christ will also conquer these; 

Then the joyful news will come, 

" Child, your Father calls,^ — Come home V* 

SWAIH. 
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443 



WABRINO POB JS8U8. 



Stcmd Up /or JesuB I 



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1 Q< TAND up ! — stand up for Jesus I 
lO Ye soldiers of the cross; 

Lift high his royal banner, 

It must not suffer loss : 
From victory unto victory 

His army shall be led, 
Till every foe is vanquished, 

And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus I 

Stand in his strength alone; 
The arm of flesh will fail you; 

Ye dare not trust your own : 
Put on the gospel armour, 
* And, watching unto prayer, 
Where duty calls or danger, 

Be never wanting there. 

3 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus I 

The strife will not be long; 
This day the noise of battle. 

The next the victor's song: 
To him that overcometh, 

A crown of life shall be; 
He with the King of Glory 

Shall reign eternally. duppield. 



444 



Not Ashamed of Christ. 



L. M. 



1 TESUS, and shall it ever be,— 

^ A mortal man ashamed of thee 1 
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise. 
Whose glories shine through endless days 1 

2 Ashamed of Jesus ! — ^that dear Friend 
On whom my hopes of heaven depend ! 
No, — ^when I blush, be this my shame, 
That I no more revere his name. 



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M. 



3 Ashamed of Jesus ! — yes, I may, 
When I've no guilt to wash away, 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave. 
No fears to quell, no soul to save. 

4 Till then, — nor is my boasting vain, — 
Till then, I boast a Saviour slain; 
And, oh, may this my glory be. 
That Christ is not ashamed of me. 

QBIQO AND FRANCIS. 

445 The Christian War/are. L. M. 

1 CJTAND up, my soul, shake off thy fears^ 
K3 And gird the gospel armour on; 
March to the gates of endless joy. 

Where Jesus, thy great Captain's gone. 

2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course; 

But hell and sin are vanquished foes; 
Thy Saviour nailed them to the cross. 
And sung the triumph when he rose. 

3 Then let my soul march boldly on. 

Press forward to the heavenly gate; 
There peace and joy etem; J reign. 

And glittering robes for conquerors wait, 

4 There shall I wear a starry crown, 

And triumph in almighty gmcJ, 
While all the armies of the skies 
Join in my glorious Leader's praise. 



WATTSi 



446 



Fight the Good Fight of Faith. 

1 /^FT in danger, oft in woe, 

\-/ Onward, Christians, onward go; 
Bear the toil, maintain the strife. 
Strengthened with the Bread of life, 

2 Let not sorrow dim your eye. 
Soon shall eveiy tear be dry; 
Let not fear your course impede, 
Great your strength, if great your need. 



7b. 



FRAYBR. 

3 Let your drooping hearts be glad; 
March in heaveniy armour clad; 
Fight, nor think tl-e battle long, 
SoOn shall victory wake your song. 

4 Onward then to glory move; 

More than conqueroi-s ye shall provo; 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldiers, onward go ! 

H. KIRKE WHITE AND FANNY F. MAITLAND. 



PRAYER. 



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~r4: 4 ? Hindrances to Prayer. L. M. 

1 TTTHAT various hindrances we meet 
▼ f In coming to a mercy-seat ! 
Yot who that knows the worth of prayer. 
But wishes to be often there 1 

*2 Prayer makes the darkened clouds withdraw; 
Prayer cliinbs the ladder Jacob saw; 
Oives exercise to faith and love; 
Brings every blessing from above. j 

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 Have you no words'? Ah, think again; 
Words flow apace when you complain, 
And fill your fellow-creature's ear 
With the sad tale of all your care. 

5 Were half the breath thus vainly spent 
To heaven in supplication sent, 

Your cheerful song would oftener be — 
" Hear what v^q Lord hath done for me 1" 



!^ 



COWPER 



44o Sweetness of Prater. L. M. 

1 lly/r Y God, is any hour so sweet, 

•i-fX From blush of morn to evening star, 
As that which caU^ me to thy feet, — 
The cahn and Soly hour of prayer] 

2 Then is my strength by thee renewed; 

Then are my sins by thee forgiven; 
Then dost thou cheer my solitude, 

With clear and beauteous hopes of heaven. 

3 No words can tell what sweet relief, 

There for my every want I find; 
What strength for warfare, balm for giief. 
What deep and cheerful peace of mind 1 

4 Lord, till I reach the blissful shore, 

No privilege so dear shall be. 
As thus my inmost soul to pour 
In faithful, filial pi-ayer to thee. 

C. ELLIOT 



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449 A Thrmxe of Grace. C. M. 

1 A THKONE of grace ! then let us go 
-^x. And offer up our prayer; 

; A gracious God will mercy show 
To all that worship there. 

2 A throne of grace! oh, at that throne 

Our knees have often bent, 
And God has showered his blessings down 
As often as we went. 

3 A throne of grace ' rejoice, ye saints 

That throne is open still: 
To God unbosom your complaints, 
And then inquire his will. 

4 A throne of grace we yet shall need 

Long as we draw our bi*eath, 
A Saviour, too, to intercede. 
Till we are changed by death. 

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PRAYER. 



5 The throne of glory then shall glow 
With beams from Jesus' face, 
And we no longer want shall Imow, 



Nor need a throne of grace. 



450 



Prayer for Grace. 

1 J^ON of God, thy blessing grant; 
lO Still supply mine every want ; 
Tree of Life, thine influence shed; 
From thy fulness I am fed. 

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2 XJnsustained by thee, I fall; 
Send the strength for which I call; 
Weaker than a bruised reed, 
Help I every moment need. 

3 All my hopes on thee depend. 
Love me, save me to the end; 
Still preserve me by thy grace; 
Take the everlasting praise. 



COBBIN. 



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C. WESLEY, 



451 



262 



The Hours of Prayer. S. M. 

1 /^OME at the morning hour, 
\>J Come, let us kneel and pray; 
Prayer is the Christian pilgrim's staff 

To walk with God all day. * . 

2 At noon, beneath the Rock 

Of Ages, rest and pray; 
Sweet is that shelter from the sun, ^ 
In the weary heat of day. 

3 At evening, in thy home, y 

Around its altar, pray; 
And finding there the house of God, 
With heaven then close the day. 

4 When midnight veils our eyes. 

Oh, it is sweet to say, 
I sleep, but my heart waketh. Lord, 

With thee to watch and pray. asoH. 



PRATER. 



452 



! I 



Christ Gives Efficacy to Prayer, L. M. 

CHILDREN of God ! in all your need, 
Remember him who died for you; 
Ye suppliants, thipk, whene'er you plead, 
The Lord oi Love is pleading too. 

Nor pleads in vain; the Father hears 

The voice of his beloved Son; 
'Tis music in Jehovah's ears; 

He pleads, and lo ! the suit is won. 

" Father, forgive them !" */ esus cried, 
When bleeding on th* accursed tree, 

" Bless, bless them. Lord, for this I died 1" 
Is still his all-prevailing plea. 

Come, brethren, then ; our feeblest prayer, 
Perfumed with Jesus' blessed name. 

Is heard on high, is treasured there; 

And all that heaven can give may claim. 

From everlasting we are his, 

In love's eternal counsel given ; 
And he himself our portion is, 

The glory of our promised heaven. 

SIR EDWARD DENNY. 



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^OO Where to Carry Our Cares. 
1 "TTTAST thou within a care so deep. 



L. M. 



It chases from thine eyelids sleep ? 
To thy Redeemer take that care. 
And change anxiety to prayer. 

2 IJast thou a hope with which thy heart 
Would almost; feel it death to part 1 
Entreat thy God that hope to crown, 
Or give thee strength to lay it down. 

3 Hast thou a friend whose image dear 
May prove an idol worshipped here 1 
Implore the Lord that nought may be 
A veil between thy God and thee. 



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Whate*er the care that breaks thy rest, 
Whate'er the wish that swells thy breast. 
Spread before God that wish, that care, 
And change anxiety to prayer. 

RYLE'S COLLECTION. 



454 



God a Swre Refuge. 

1 /^ OD of my life, to thee I call, 
\J Afflicted at thy feet I fall; 
When the great water-floods prevail, 
Leave not my trembling heart to fail ! 

2 Friend of the friendless and the faint. 
Where should I lodge my deep complaint 1 
Where but with thee, whose open door 
Invites the helpless and the poor % 

3 Did ever mourner plead with thee. 
And thou refuse that mourner's plea X 
Does not the word still fixed remain, 
That none shall seek thy face in vain ] 

4 Poor though I am, despised, forgot, v 
Yet God, my God, forgets me not; 
And he is safe, and muot sucoped, 
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to pi 



L. M. 



COWPER. 



455 



264 



Panting After God ! 

1 /^H. that I knew the secret place 
\J Where I might find my God; 
I'd spread my wants before his face, 

And pour my woes abroad. 

2 V(\ t- il him how myosins arise, 

"V'/hat sorrows I sustain; 
Ho A f^ru'^e decays, and comfort dies, 
/•r.d ;e.'^ves i ly heart in pain. 

3 Be knows what arguments I'd take, 

T / y /' sth v/itli my God; 
I'ci ^pV''■\^ -or his own mercy's sake, 
Aix<i i jr mj Saviour's blood. 



CM. 



PRAYER. 



rPEB. 

).M. 



4 Arise, my soul, from deep distress, 
And banish every fear; 
He calls thee to his throne of grace, 



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456 



To spread thy sorrows there. watts. 

Sweet H&ur qf Frayvr, L. M. 8l. 

1 C<WEET hour of prayer ! sweet hour of prayer I 
)0 That calls me from a world of care, 
And bids me, at my Father's throne, 
Make all my wants and wishes known. 
In seasons of distress and grief, 
My soul has often found relief, 
And oft escaped the tempter's snare 
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer. 

'% Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour of prayer ! 
Thy wings shall my petition bear, 
To him whose truth and faithfulness 
Engage the waiting soul to bless; 
And since he bids me seek his face, 
JBelieve his Word and trust his grace, 
111 cast on him my every care, 
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer. 

S Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour of prayer ! 
Mfo.j I thy consolation share; 
Till from Mount Pisgah's lofty height, 
I view my home, and take my flight : 
This robe of flesh I'll drop, and rise 
To seize the everlasting prize : 
And shout, while passing through the air, 
Farewell, farewell ! sweet hour of prayer. 



ANON. 



457 



Prayer fw Guidance. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1 r^ ENTLY, Lord, oh, gently lead us 
VJT Through this gloomy vale of tears, 
And, Lord, in mercy give us 
Thy rich grace in all our fears. 
Oh, refresh us, 
TravelliQg through this wilderness. 

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PRAYER. 

When temptation's darts assail us, 
When in devious paths vre stray. 

Let thy goodness never fail us, 
Lead as in thy perfect way. 
Oh, refresh us, <fec. 

Li the hour of pain and anguish. 
In the hour when death draws near. 

Suffer not our hearts to languish, 

Suffer not our souls to fear. 

Oh, refresh us, &c. 



4 WTien this mortal life is ended, 
Bid us in thine arms to rest, 
Till, by angel bands attended, 
We awake among the blest. 
Oh, refresh us, &c. 



458 



The Nature of Prayer. 



ANOIf. 



CM. 



266 



1 "pRAYER is the soul's sincere desire, 
JL TJnuttered or expressed. 

The motion of a hidden fire, 
That trembles in the breasts 

2 Prayer ^s the burden of a sigh. 

The falling of a tear, * 

The upward glancing of an eye, 
When none but God is near. 

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech 

That infant lips can try; 
Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach 
Tho Majesty on high. 

4 Prayer is the Christian's vitaj breath. 

The Christian's nativ^e air. 
His watchword at the gates of death :-— 
Ho enters heaven with prayer, 

I ^ MONTaOMSaT* 



PRAYER. 



CM. 



rcDo Pray emd Not Favrd. S. M. 

1 TESUS, who knows full well 
fJ The heart of, every saint, 
Invites us all ou/ grief to tell, 

To pray and never faint. 

2 He bows his gracious ear; 

We never plead in vain; 
Then let us wait till he appear, 
And pray, and pray again. 

3 Though unbelief suggest 

" Why should we longer wait ?" 
He bids us never give him rest, 
But knock at Mercy's gate. 

4 Jesus, the Lord, will bear 

His chosen when they cry; 
Yes, though he may awhile forbear, 
He'll help them from on high. 

5 Then let us earnest cry, 

And never faint in prayer; 
He sees, he hears, and from on high 

Will make our cause his care. newton. 



460 



koMSB'P' 



Prayer. C. M. 

1 "pRAYER is the breath of God in man, 
JL Returning whence it came; 

Love is the sacred fire within, 
And prayer the rising flame. 

2 It gives the burdened spirit ease. 

And soothes the troubled breast; 
Yields comfort to the mourners here. 
And U) the weary rest. 

3 When God inclines the heart to pray, 

He hath an ear to hear; 
To him there's music in a groan, 
And beauty in a tear, 

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PRAYER. 

4 The humble suppliant cannot fail 
To have his wants supplied, 
Since he for sinners intercedes 
Who once for sinners died. 



BEDDOME. 



461 



Prayer at All TiTnes. 7s <k 6s. 

1 /^, O when the morning shineth, 

. T Go when the noon is bright, 
Go when the eve declineth, 

Go in the hush of night: 
Go with pure mind and feeling. 

Fling earthly thought away, 
And, in thy closet kneeling, 

Do thou in secret pray. 

2 Remember all who love thee. 

All who are loved by thee; 
Pray, too, for those who hate thee, 
' If any such there be; 
Then for thyself, in meekness, 

A blessing humbly claim,^ 
And blena with each petition 

Thy great Redeemer's name. 

3 Oh, not a joy or blessing 

With this can we compare, — 
The grace our Father gave us ' 

To pour our souls in prayer; 
Whene'er thou pin'st in sadness, 

Before his footstool fall; > 

Remember, in thy gladness, 

His love who gave thee all. 

MBS. SIMPSON. 



462 



The Mercy-Seat, 



L. M. 



FROM every stormy w^'nd that blows, 
From every swelling ride of woes, 
There is a calm,'a sure'retrea , — 
'Tis found beneath the inercy-seat. 



PRAYER. 



2 There is a place where Jesus sheds 
The oil of gladness on our heads, — 
A place of all on earth most sweet; 
It is the blood-bought mercy-seat. 

3 There is a scene wnere spirits blend, » 
Where friend holds fellowship with friend, 
Though sundered far, by faith they meet 
Around one common mercy-seat. 

4 There, there on eagle wings we soar, 
And sin and sense molest no more. 

And heaven comes down our souls to greet, 
And glory crowns the mercy-seat. 

H. STOWELL. 

463 Teach Us to Fray. C. M. 

1 "pE-AYER is the contrite sinner's voice 
XT Returning from his ways, 

While angels in their songs rejoice, 
And cry, " Behold, he prays." 

2 The saints in prayer appear as one 

In word and deed and mind. 
While with the Father and the Son 
Sweet fellowship they find. 

3 Nor prayer is made on earth alone: 

The Holy Spirit pleads, 
And Jesus, on th' eternal throne, 
For sinners intercedes. 

4 O thou, by whom we come to God,-— 

The Life, the Truth, the Way,— 

The path of prayer thyself hast trod; 

Lord, teach us how to pray. 

MONTGOMERY. 



464 



Blessings Sought in Prayer. 

1 "DEHOLD the throne of grace 1 
TJ The promise calls me near; 
There Jesus shows a smiling face, 
And waits to answer prayer. 



S.M. 



PRAYER. 

2 Thine image, Lord, bestow, 

Thy presence and thy love; 
I ask to serve thee here below, 
And reign with thee above. 

3 Teach me to live by faith; 

Conform my will to thine; 
Let me victorious be in death, 
And then in glory shine. 

4 If thou these blessings give, « 

And wilt my portion be, 
All worldly joys I'll cheerful leave, 

And find my heaven in thee. newton. 



46 



O Divine Sympathy. C. M. 

1 nnHEIlE is no sorrow. Lord, too light 

X , To bring in prayer to thee; «. 

There is no anxious care too slight 
To wake thy sympathy. 

2 Thou who hast trod the thorny road 

Wilt share each small distress; 
The love which bore the greater load 
Will not refuse the less. 

3 There is no secret sigh we breathe 

But meets thine ear divine; 
And every cross grows light beneath 
The shadow. Lord, of thine. 

4 Life's ills without, sin's strife within. 

The heart would overflow, 
But for that Jove which died for sin, 
That love which wept with woe. 

CREWDSON AND KENNEDY. 



466 



270 



Importunity in Prayer. 

1 T ORD, I cannot let thee go, 
-Li Till a blessing thou bestow; 
Do not turn away thy face, — 
Mine's an urgent, pressing case. 



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7T0N. 



2 Once a sinner, near despair, 
Sought thy mercy-soat by prayer; 
Mercy heard and set him free; 
Lord, that mercy came to me. 

3 Thou hast helpecl^in every need; 
This emboldens me to plead; 
After so much mercy past. 
Canst thou let me sink at last 1 

4 No; I must maintain my hold; 
'Tis thy goodness makes me bold; 
I can no denial take, 

Since I plead for Jesus' sake. 



NEWTON. 



:j. M. 



467 



£Jn€09M'agement to Prayer. 



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[EDT. 

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1 /^OME, my soul, thy suit prepare, 
\J Jesus loves to answer prayer; 
He himself hath bid thee pray; 
Rise and ask without delay. 

2 Thou art coming to a King, 
Large petitions with thee bring; 
For his grace and power are such. 
None can ever ask too much. 

3 With my burden I begin; 
Lord, remove this load of sin 1 
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt. 
Set my conscience free from guilt. 

4 Lord, I come to thee for rest; 
Take possession of my breast; 

There thy blood-bought right maintain, 
And without a rival reign. 

NEWTON. 



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468 



Secure in God. L. M. 

1 TjlATHER ! beneath thy shelt'ring wing 
J- In sweet security we rest, 

And fear no evil earth can bring, 
In life, in death, supremely blest. 

2 For life is good whose tidal flow 

The motions of thy will obeys; * 
And death is good, that makes us know 
The Life Divine that all things sways. 

3 And good it is to bear the cross. 

And so thy perfect peace to win: 
And nought is ill, nor brings us loss, • ^> 
Nor; works us harm, save only sin. 

4 Redeemed from this, we ask no more, 

But tmst the love that saves to guide : 
' The grace that yields so rich a store. 
Will grant us all we need beside. 



W. H. BURLEIGH. 



469 



Excelsior! r 10s, lis & 12s. 

1 "DREAST the wave, Christian, when it is 
-D strongest; 

Watch for day. Christian, when the night's 

longest; 
Onward and onward still be thine endeavour; 
The rest that remaineth, endureth forever. 

2 Fight the fight, Christian; Jesus is o'er thee; 
Run the race, Christian; heaven is before thee; 
H^ who hath promised, faltereth never; 

The love of eternity flows on forever. 

3 Lift the eye. Christian, just as it closeth; 
Raise the heart, Christian, ere it reposeth; 
Thee from the love of Christ nothing shall sever; 
Mount when thy work is done ; praise him forever. 

JOSEPH STAMMBBS. 
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The Heavenly Race. L. M. 

1 A WAKE, o^souls; away, our fears; 
-i-A- Let eveiy trembling thought be 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, 

Who feeds the strength of every saint; — 

3 The mighty God, whose matchless power 

Is ever new and ever young, 
And firm endures, while endless years 

Their everlasting circles run. ^ 

4 From thee, the everflowing spring. 

Our souls shall drink a full supply; 
While those who 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 amid the heavenly road. 



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" That Cannot he Shaken /" C. M. 

1 TTNSHAKEN as the sacred hill, 

vJ And fixed as mountains be, 

Firm as a rock the soul shall rest, 

That leans, 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 Deal gently, Lord,^with souls sincere. 

And lead them safely on 
To the bright gates of paradise, 
Where Christ, their Lord, is gone. 

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PBOOBES8 AND PERSEVERANCE. 



472 



Strength from the Lord. 



1 /^AST thy burden on the Lord, 
V^ Only lean upon his Word : 
Thou wilt soon have Cause to bless 
His unchanging faithfulness. 

2 He sustains thee by his hand, 
He enables thee to stand; 

Those, whom Jesus once hath loved, 
From his grace are never moved. 

3 Heaven and earth may pass away. 
His free grace shall not decay; 
He hath promised to fulfil 

All the pleasure of his will. 



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ANON. 



473 



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TisI: Be Not Afraid." 



CM. 



1 TTTHEN waves <rf trouble round me swell, 

7 V My soul is not dis^aay'd; 
I hear a voice I know full well, — t 
" 'Tis I; be not afraid." 

2 When black the threatening skies appear , :! 

And storms my path invade. 
Those accents tranquillize each fear, — 
"'TisI; be not afraid." 

3 There is a gulf that must be cross'd; 

Saviour, be near to aid! 
Whisper, when my frail bark is toss'd, — 
"'TisI; be not afraid." 

4 There is a dark and fearful vale. 

Death hides within its shade ; 
Oh say, when flesh and heart shall fail, — 
" 'Tis I; be not afraid." anon. 



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" Be JoyftjH in Y<mr King." C. M. 

1 O ING, ye ;r^eemed of the Lord, 
k3 Your great Deliverer. sing; 
Pilgrims for Zion's city bound, 

Be joyful in your King. 

2 See the fair way his hand has raised, 
if; , How holy, and how plain; 

Kor shall the simplest traveller err. 
Nor ask the track in vain. 

3 No roaring lion shall destroy, 

Nor lurking serpent wound ; 
Pleasure and safety, peace and praise, 
Through all the path are found. 

4 A hand divine shall lead you on 

Through all the blissful road, 
Till to the sacred mount you rise. 
And see your sm'Iing God. 

6 There garlands of immoii;al joy 
Shall bloom on every head; 
"While sorrow, sighing, and distress. 

Like shadows all are fled. doddridge. 

4 I O " Praise the Redeemer" S. M. 

1 fTlO God, the only wise, 

J- Our Saviour and our King, 
Let 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, 

Unblemished and complete. 
Before the glory of his face. 
With joys divinely great. 

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4 Then all the chosen seed 

Shall meet around the throne, 
Shall blesB the conduct of his grace, 
And make his wonders known. 

5 To our Redeemer, God, 

Wisdom and power belong, 
Immortal crowns of majesty, 
And everlasting song. 



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Christian Fellowship. S. M. 

1 "OLEST be the tie that binds 
JLJ Our hearts in Christian love : 
The ifellowship of kindred minds 

Is like to that above. ; 

2 Before our Father's throne 

We pour our ardent prayers; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 

Our mutual burdens bear. 
And often for each other flows ^ 

The sympathizing tear. 

4 When we asunder part, ; 

It gives us inward pain; 
But we shall still be joined in heart. 
And hope to meet again. 

5 This glorious hope revives it 

Our courage by the way; r 

While each in expectation lives, 
And longs to see the day. 

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain. 

And sin, we shall be free, 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. john fawoett. 



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4:i i Sympathy with the»AJUcted. 0. H. 

1 "OLEST is ^ man whose softening heart 
J3 Feels all another's pain : 

To whom the supplicating eye 
, . Is never raised in vain; 

2 Whose breast expands with generous warmth 

A brother's woes to feel, 
• And bleeds in pity o'er the wound 
He wants the power to heal. 

3 He spreads his kind, supporting arms 

To every child of grief; 
His secret bounty largely flows, 
And brings unasked relief. '■'■ ' 

4 Himself, through Christ, hath mercy found — 

Free mercy from above : 
That mercy moves him to fulfil 
The perfect law of love. 

MRS. BARBAULD. 



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1 TTOW blest the sacred tie that binds. 



L. M. 



In sweet communion, kindred minds ! 
How swift the heavenly course they run, 
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes, are 

f i jW* one ! 

2 To each the soul of each how dear I 
What tender love, what holy fear ! 
How doth the generous flame within 

' Keflne from earthy and cleanse from sin ! 

3 Nor shall the glowing flame expire. 
When dimly burns frail nature's fire; 
Then shall they meet in realms above, 
A heaven of joy, a heaven of love. 

MRS. BABBAULD. 

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Attachment io the Chwrch. 



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1 T LOVE thy kingdom, Lord, 
JL The house of thine abode, 

The Church our blest Eedeemer saved 
"With his own precious blood. 

2 I love thy Church, O God: 

Her walls before thee stand. 
Dear as the apple of thine eye, 
And graven on thy hand. 

3 For her my tears shall fall; V / » , 

For her my prayers ascend : 
To her my c<^ ai>d toUs be given, , 
Till toUs and cares shall end. 

4 Beyond my highest joy .' 

I prize her heavenly ways, 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Jesus, thou Friend divine, 

Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand, from every snare and foe \y 
Shall great deliverance bring. f 

6 Sure as thy truth shall last, 

To Zion shall be given 
The brightest glories earth can yield. 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 

DWIQHT. 



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The Union of Saints. 

1 "CIROM whence doth this union arise, 
-I- That hatred is conquered by lovel 
It fastens our souls in such ties 

As distance and time can't remove. 

2 It cannot in Eden be found, 

Nor yet in a paradise lost; 
It grows on Immanuel's ground. 
And Jesus' dear blood it did cost. 



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3 My brethren are dear unto me, 

Our hearts all united in love : 
Where Jesu^ is gone we shall be, 
In yonder blest mansions above. 

4 \.Tiy, then, so unwilling to part. 

Since there we shall all meet again 1 
Engraved on Immanuel's heart, 
At a distance we cannot remain. 

,6 With Jesus we ever shall reign, 

^Jid all his bright glories shall see, 
A Singing, Hallelujah! amen! 

» .Amen ! even so let it be. Baldwin. 

481 L. M. 

Grief for the Sins and Miseries of Men. 

1 A RISE, my tenderest thoughts, arise, 
JLA. To torrents melt my streaming eyes; 
And thou, my heart, with anguish feel 
Those evils which thou canst not heal. 

2 3ee human nature sunk in shame; 
See scandals poured on Jesus' name; 
The Father wounded through the Sop; 
The world abused; the soul undone. 

3 See the short course of vain delight 
Closing in everlasting night. 

In flames that no abatement know, 
Though briny tears forever flow. 

4 My God, I feel the mournful scene; 
My spirit yearns o'er dying men; 
And fain my pity would reclaim. 

And snatch the firebrands from the flame. 

6 But feeble my compassion proves. 
And can but weep where most it loves : 
Tby own all-saving arm employ. 
And turn tljiese drops of grief to joy. 

DODDRIDGE. 
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4:0 2 Brotherly/ Love. 

1 /^UR souls, by love together knit, 
V-/ Cemented, mixed in one. 



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One hope, one heart, one mind, one Yoice^ 
'Tis heaven on earth begun. 

2 Our hearts have often burned within, 

And glowed with sacred fire. 
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and bl'^ssed, 
And filled the enlarged desire. 

3 And when thou mak'st thy jewels up, 

And sett'st thy starry crown; 
When all thy sparkling gems shall shine, 
Proclaimed by thee thy own; 

4 May we, a little band of love. 

We- sinners, saved by grace. 
From glory unto glory changed. 
Behold thee face to face. ^ , 



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^od Religion Nothing Without Love. L. M. 

1 TTAD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, 
XX And nobler speech than angels use, 
If love be absent, I am found r 
like tinkling brass, an empty sound. 

2 Were I inspired to preach and tell 
All that is done in heaven and hell. 
Or could my faith the world remove, 
Still I am nothing without love. 

3 Should I distribute all my store, i' 
To feed the hungry, clothe the poor; 
Or give my body to the flame. 

To gain a martjrr'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 work of love can e'er fulfil. 






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XX Where love inspires the breast; 
Love is the brightest of the train, 
And strengthens all the rest. 






2 Knowledge, alas ! 'tis all in vain, 
And all in vain our fear: 
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign, 
If love be absent there. 






3 'Tis iov that makes our cheerful feet 
In svift obedience move: 
The devils know, and tremble too, 
But they can never love. ,'1 i' 




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4 This is the grace that lives and sings 
When faith and hope shall cease: 
1 'Tis this shall strike our jovful strings 
1 In brightest realms of bliss. watts 




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1 TTO W sweet, how heavenly, is the sight, 
XX When those who love the Lord 
^ Tu one another's peace delight, 

And thus fulfil his Word; — 


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' And with him bear a part; 

When sorrow flows from eye to eye. 
And joy from heart to heart; — 




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Our wishes all above, 
, Each can his brother's failings hide. 
And sh<>w a brother's love ! 






4 Love is the golden chain that binds 
The happy souls above; 
And he's an heir of heaven that finds 

HiH bosom glow with love. swain. 

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486 



** The Bride says Come" 



H.M. 



1 r\ ZION, tune thy voicfe, 

yj And raise thy hands on high.; 
Tell all the earth thy joys, 
And boast salvation nigh. 

Cheerful in God, \ 

Arise and shine. 
While rays divine 
Stream all abroad. 



He gilds thy mourning face 

With beams that cannot fade; 
Hiis all-resplendent grace 
He pours around thy head; 
The nations round 
Thy form shall view, 
With lustre new 
Divinely crowned. 



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In honour to his name 

Reflect that sacred light; 
^d loud that grace proclaim. 

Which makes thy darkness bright. 
Pursue his praise, 

Till sovereign love, , ^ 
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The glory raise. «A 

There, on his toly hill, 

A brighter Sun shall rise, * 

And with his radiance fill 
Those fairer, purer skies; 
While round his throne 
Ten thousand stars, 
In nobler spheres, 
His influence own. 



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Zion. 



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1 nflON stands with bills surrounded, 
Mil Zion, kept by power divine; 
All her foes shall be confounded, 

Though the world in arms combine; 

Happy Zion, 
What a favoured lot is thine I 

2 Every human tie may perish ; 

Friend to friend unfaithful prove ; 
Mothers cease their own to cherish; 
Heaven and earth at last remove; 

But no changes 
Can attend Jehovah's love. 

3 If thy God should show displeasure, 

'Tis to save, and not destroy : ! 
If he punish, 'tis in measure; 
'Tis to rid thee of alloy. 

Be thou patient; ' 

Soon thy grief shall turn to joy. 

THOMAS KELLT. 



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Who Shall Separate? 



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1 TTALLELUJAH ! who shall part 

XX Christ's own Church from Christ's own 

heart? 
Sever from the Saviour's side 
Souls for whom the Saviour died ? 
Dash one precious jewel down 
From Immanuel's bloou-bought crownl 

2 Hallelujah ! shall the sword 
Part us from our glorious Lord ] 
Trouble dark, or dire disgrace 
E'er the Spirit's seal efface] 
Famine, nakedness, or hate 
Bride and Bridegroom separfite 1 



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3 Hallelujah ! life nor death. 

Powers above nor powers beneath, 

Monarch's might nor tyrant's doom, 

Things that are nor things to come, 

Men nor angels, e'er shall part 

Christ's own Church from Christ's own heart. 

WILLIAM DICKENSON. 



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1 ri RE AT is the Lord our God, . 
vT And let hia praise be great, 
He makes his chui^hes his abode, 

And most delightful seat. 

2 These temples of his grace, 

How beautiful they stand ! ■ ^ 
The honours of our native place, ^ 
The bulwarks of our land. 

3 In Zion God is known 

A refuge in distress ; 
How bright has his salvation shone 
Through all her palaces ! 

4 Oft have our fathers told. 

Our eyes have often seen. 

How well our God eecuros the fold 

Where his own sheep have been. 

5 In every new distress , \ ' 

We'll to his house repair. 
We'll think upon his wondrous grace. 
And seek deliverance there. watts 



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1 XjlAIt as thy name is known 



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he world declares thy praise; 
Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne. 
Their songs of honour raise. 



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HER HONOUR AND WORK. 

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2 With joy thy people stand 

On Zion's chosen hill, 
Proclaim the. tenders of thy hand, 
And counsels of thy will. 

3 Let strangers walk around ' 

The city where we dwell, 
Survey with care thine holy ground. 
And mark the building well, — 

4 The order of thy house, 

The worship of thy court, 
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows, 
And make a fair report. 

5 How decent, and how wise ! 

How glorious to behold ! 
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes, 
And rites adorned with gold. watts. 



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Safety of the Church. L. M. 

1 npRIUMPHANT Zion, lift thy head; 

X From dust, and darkness, and the dead ; 
Though humbled long, awake at length, 
And gird thee with thy Saviour's strength. 

2 Put all thy beauteous garments on. 
And let thy various charms be known; 
The world thy glories shall confess, 
Decked in the robes of righteousness. 

3 K"o more shall foes unclean invade, 
And fill thy hallowed walls with dread ; 
No more shall hell's insulting host 
Their victory and thy sorrows boast. 

4 God, from o i high, thy groans will hear'; 
His ha-nd thy ruins shall repair ; 
Reared and horned bv iove^di.4ne, 
Thy ibowers and battlements shall shiuQ. 

D0DDR1D0E. 



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" We a/e Come uvx> Mount Zion." C. M. 

1 I^OT to the terrors of the Lord, 
JLi The tempest, fire and smoke; 
Not to the thunder of that word 

• Which God on Sinai spoke; 

2 But we are come to Zion's hill, 

The city of our God, > > 
Where milder words declare his will, 
And spread his love abroad. 

3 Behold the great, the glorious host 

Of angels clothed in light ; 
Behold the spirits of the just, 
Whose faith is turned to sight. 

4 Behpld the blest assembly there, 

Whose names are writ in heaven. 
And God, the Judge, who doth declare 
Their vilest sins forgiven. 

6 The saints on earth, and all the dead, 

But one communion make ; ^ ; 

All join in Christ, their living Head, 
And of Ms grace partake. 

6 In such society as this ' 

Our weary souls would rest ; i <;; 

The man who dwells where Jesus is 

Must be forever blest. watts. 

4 J O Safety of the Church. S. M. 

1 TTOW honoured is the place 
jLL Where we adoring stand ! 
Zion, the glory of the earth, * 

And beauty of the land. 

2 Bulwarks of grace defend 

The city where vv 3 dwell. 
While walls, of strong salvation made, 
Defy th' assaults of hell. 
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^ Lift up th' eternal gates; 

The doors wide open fling; 
Enter, ye nations that obey 
The statutes of your King. 

4 Here taste unmingled joys 
And live in perfect peace, 
You that have known Jehovah's name, 
And ventured on his grace. 



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God^s Love to the Church. 



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1 A MOTHER may forgetM be,— 
JIjL. For human love is frail; — 
But thy Creator's love to thee, 

O Zion, cannot fail. 

2 l"To, thy dear name engraven stands, 

In characters of love, 
On thy almighty Father's hands; 
And never shall remove. 

3 Before his ever- watchful eye 

Thy mournful state appears, 
And every groan, and every sigh, 
Divine compassion hears. 

4 Zion, learn to doubt no more, 

Be every fear suppressed; 
Unchanging truth, and love, .«fciid power, 
Dwell in thy Saviour's breast. ANONl 



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God 18 in the Midst of Her. L. M. 

1 TTTAPPY the church, thou sacred \ ^ace, 
J-L 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, 
Fixed on his counsels and his lovo. 

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3 Thy foes in vain designs engage; 
Against thy throne in vain they rage;; 
Like rising waves with angry roar, 
That daah and die upon the shore. 

4 God is our shield, and God our sun; 
Swift as the fleeting moments run, 
On us he sheds new beams of grace, 
And we reflect his brightest praise. 



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1 /^H what, if we are Christ's, 
V^ Is earthly shame or los&? 
Bright shall the crown of glory be^ 
. When we have borne the cross. 



2 Keen was the trial once. 
Bitter the cup of woe, 
When martyred saints, baptized in blood„ 
Christ's sufferings shared below. 

S Bright i» their glory now, 
Boundless their jor above, 
Where, on the bosom of their God, 
They rest in perfect love. 

4 Lord, may that grace be ours. 

Like them in faith to bear 
AU that of sorrow, grief, or paia 
May be our portion here. 

5 Enough, iS thou at last 

The word of blessing give. 
And let us rest beneatib thy feet,, 
Where saints and angels live . 



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6 All gloiy, Lord, to thee, 

Whomlieftjen and earth adore; 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One Qod for evermore. 

bIB HENRT W. BAEBB. 

The Saviov/r Ov/r Pattern <md Guide. 78. 

1 /CHRIST, who came my soul to save, 
\J Entered Jordan's yielding wave, 
Rose from out the crystal flood. 
Owned and sealed the Son of God, 

By the Father's voice of love, 
By the heaven-descending Dove; 
Saviour, Pattern, Guide for me, 
I, like him, baptized would be. 

2 In the garden, o'er his soul 
Sorrow's whelming waves did roll; 
Ah, on Calvary's cruel tree, 
Jesus bowed in death for me. 

I with him am crucified; 
All my hope is, he hath died; 
At his feet my place I take. 
Bear the cross for his dear sake. 

3 Tn the new-made tomb he lay. 
Taking all its dread away; 

Burst he through its rock-bound door. 

Glorious now, and evermore. 

I with Christ would buried be 

In this rite required for me, 

Bising from the mystic flood. 

Living hence anew to God, g. d. phelps. 



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Bwried and Raised with Christ. C. M. 



1 TXTITH Christ we share a mystic grave, 
T V With Christ we buried lie; 
But 'tis not in the darksome cave 
By mournful Calvary. 



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2 The ptire and bright baptismal flood 

Entombs our nature's, stain; 
New creatures from the cleansing wave, 
With Christ, we rise again. 

3 Thrice blest, if, — through this world of sin, 

And lust, and selfish care, — 
Our resurrection-mantle white 
And undefiled we wear. 

4 Thrice blest, if, — through the gate of death, 

Glorious at last and free, — 
"We to our joyful rising pass, 
O risen Lord, with thee. 

JOHN MASON NEALE 



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The Spirit Invoked on the Candidates. 

1 X> LEST Saviour, we thy will obey : 
J3 Not of constraint, but with delight. 
Thy servants hither come to-day. 

To honour thine appointed rite. 

2 Descend, descend, celestial Dove, 

On these dear followers of the Lord; 
Exalted Head of all the Church, 

Thy promised aid to them afford. * 

3 Let faith, assisted now by signs. 

The wonders of thy love explore; 
And, washed in thy redeeming blood, 
Let them depart, and sin no more. 

BEDDOME. 



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" We Follow Christ," C. M. 

1 "OXJRIED beneath the yielding wave, 
X) The great Redeemer lies; 

Faith views him in the watery grave, 
And thence beholds him rise. 

2 Thus do his willing saints, to-day, 

Their ardent zeal express. 
And, in the Lord's appointed way, 
Fulfil all righteousness. 



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3 With joy, we in his footsteps tread, 
And would his cause maintain, — 
Like him be mmibered with the dead. 
And with him rise and reign. b£DDOME. 

OUX Christ Our Example. 8s & 7s. 

1 rpHIS rite oi-r blest Redeemer gave, 
X To all in him believing; 

He bids us seek this hallowed grave. 
To his example cleaving. 

I'll follow, then, my glorious Lord, 

Whate'er the ties I sever, 
He saved my soul, and left his Word 
, ^ To guide me now and ever. 

2 For me the cross and shame to bear. 

Dear Saviour, thou wast willing ; 
Nor would I shrink thy yoke to wear^ 
All righteousness fulfilling. 
I'll follow, &c. 

^ 3 Jesus, to thee I yield my all; 
In thy kind arms enfold me; 
My heart is fixed; no fears appal; 
Thy gracious power shall hold me. 

I'll follow, &C. s. D. PHELP . 



502 






Cheerful Obedience. 

1 TTTITH willing hoarts we tread 

W The path the Saviour trod; 
We love th' example of our Head, 
The glorious Lamb of God. 

2 On thee, on thee alone. 

Our hope and faith rely, 
thou who didst for sin atone, 
Who didst for sinners die. 

3 We trust thy sacrifice ; 

To thy dear cross we flee; 
Oh, may we die to sin, and rise 



S. M. 



To life and bliss in thee. 



S. F. SMITH. 
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503 



BAPTISM. 

" Tread in the Scmov/i^s Stept." S. M. 

1 i^HOOSE ye his cross to bear, 

v^ Who bowed to Jordan's wave \ — 
Clad in his armour, will je dare, 
In faith, a watery grave? 

2 All hail, ye blessed band I 

Shrink not to do his will; 
In deep humility, this work 
Of righteousness fulfil. 

3 Tread in the Saviour's steps, 

Invoke his Spirit free. 
And as he burst the gates of death. 
So may your rising be. 

4 Savi9ur, thy law we love, 

Thy pure example bless, 
And with a firm, unwavering zeal^ 
Would in thy footsteps press. 

5 We love thy holy Word, 

Thy precepts we obey. 
Buried with Christ, our dying Lord, 
We seek to be, this day. 

L. H. SIGOURNET. 



' 



504 



292 



Blessing Invoked on the Ordinance. L.M. 

1 r>(OME, Holy Spirit, Dove divine, 
yj On these baptismal waters shine, 
And teach our hearts, in highest strain, 
To praise the Lamb, for sinners slain. 

2 We love thy name, we love thy laws, 
And joyfully embrace thy cause ; 

We love thy cross, the shame, the pain, 
O Lamb of God, for sinners slain! 

3 We plunge beneath thy mystic flood. 
Oh, plunge us in thy cleansing blood ; 
We die to sin, and seek a grave 
With thee, beneath the yielding wave. 



BAPTISM. 



4 And as we rise, with thee to liTe, 
Oh, let the HolV Spirit give 
The sealing unction from above, 
The breath of life, the fire of love t 

ADONIBAH JUDSON. 



505 



\ I 



. Follow Christ. 8s <fc 7s. 

1 TTUMBLE souls, who seek salvation 
XI Through the Lamb's n Teeming blood, 
Hear the voice of revelation. 

Tread the paths that Jesus trod. 

2 Hear the blest Xledeemer call you, 

Listen to his heavenly voice; 
Dread no ills that can befall you, 

While you make his way your choice. 

3 Jesus says, " Let each believer 

Be baptized in my name;" 
He himself, in Jordan's river, 

Was immersed beneath the stream. 

4 Plainly here his footsteps tracing. 

Follow him without delay; 
Gladly his command embracing, 
Lo ! your Captain leads the way. 



J. PAWC?JTT. 



506 



Imitation of Christ. L. M. 

1 /^OME, happy souls, adore the Lamb, 
yj Who loved our race ere time begaii> 
Who veiled his Godhead in our clay, 
And in a humble manger lay. 

2 To Jordan's stream the Spirit led. 

To mark the path his saints should tread,^ 
With joy they trace the sacred way. 
To see the place where Jesus lay. 

3 Immersed by John in Jordan's wave, 
The Saviour left his watery grave; 
Heaven owned the deed, approved the way, 
And blessed the place where Jesus lay. 

29a 



BAPTISM. 



4 Come, all who love his precious name. 
Come, tread his steps, and learn of him; 
Happy beyond expression they 
Who find the place where Jesus lay. 

BALDWIN. 



507 



m 



8s, 7s & 4s. 
Buried with Christ by Baptism. 

1 rriHOU hast said, exalted Jesus. 

jL " Take thy cross and fo^Jiow me;" 
Shall the word with terror seize us ? 
Shall we from the burden flee % 

Lord, I'll take it. 
And, rejoicing, follow thee. 

2 While this liquid tomb surveying. 

Emblem of my Saviour's grave, 
Shall I shun its brink, betraying 
Feelings worthy of a slave % 

Nb, I'll enter: 
Jesus entered Jordan's wave. 

3 Blest the sign which thus reminds me, 

Saviour, of thy love for me; 
But more plest the love that binds me 
In its deathless bonds to thee; 

Oh, what pleasure. 
Buried with my Lord to be I 

4 Should it rend some fond connection. 

Should I suffer shame or loss. 
Yet the fragrant, blest reflection, — 
I have been where Jesus was, — 

Will revive me 
When I faint beneath the cross. 

5 Fellowship with him possessing. 

Let me die to earth and sin ; 
Let me rise t* enjoy the blessing 
Which the faithful soul shall win : 

May I ever 
Follow where my Lord has been. 

J. E. GILES, 



BAPTISM. 



508 



[N. 



ts. 



Bimed with Christ, 7s & 6b. 

1 A ROUND my grave, Lord Jesus, 
J^ Thine empty grave, we stand, 
With heai*ts all full of praises. 

To keep thy bless'd command : 
By faith our souls rejoicing. 

To trace thy path of love. 
Through death's dark angry billows, 

Up to the throne above. 

2 Lord Jesus, we r.*member 

.The travail of thy soul. 
When, in thy love's deep pity, 

The waves did o'er thee roll : 
Baptized in death's cold waters. 

For us thy blood was shed; 
For us the Lord of Glory 

Was numbered with the dead. 

3 Lord, now thou ai-t arisen. 

Thy travail is all o'er, 
For sin thou once has suffer'd. 

Thou liv'st to die no more; 
Sin, death, and hell are vanquish'd, 

By thee, thy Church's Head; 
And lo ! we share thy triumphs, - 

Thou first-bom from the dead. 

4 Into thy death baptized, 

We own with thee we died; 
With thee, our life, are risen, 

And in thee glorified; 
From sin, the world, and Satan, 

We're ransom'd by thy blood. 
And now would walk as strangers, 

Alive with thee to God. j q^ deck. 



509 



BS, 



The Baptism of Christ. 
1 TAOWN to the sacred wave 
JlJ The Lord of Life was led; 
And he who came our souls to save, 
In Jordan bowed his head. 



S. M. 



^ 



BAPTISM. 

2 He taught the Bolemn way; 

He fixed the holy rite; 
He bade his ransomed ones obey, 
And keep the path of light. 

3 Blest Saviour, we will tread 

In thy appointed way; 
Let glory o'er these scenes be shed, 
And smile on us to-day. g, p, smith. 



510 



Baptized into Death. C. M. 

1 TMMERSED beneath the closing ^ave, 
JL We're into death baptized; 

And enter thus our Saviour's grave, 
Buried with him that died. 

2 "With Christ we die, that, freed from sin, 

With Christ we may arise; 
New thoughts, new hopes, new lives to win, 
To fit us for the skies. 

3 O Holy Ghost, to us be given; 

And all our converse here 
Be waiting for the Lord from heaven, 
Till Christ, our life, appear. 

4 And grant our faith the majesty, 

The present joy and crown. 
With Christ, e'en now, to live on high, 
And then with him sit down. 

GEORGE RAWSON 



I 



511 



Baptized into Christ, 

BAPTIZED into the name 
Of my redeeming Lord; 
Inspired with loftiest, holiest aim 
That grace can man afford; 

To thee, my God, I raise, 

A spirit glad and fro^ 
And dedicate once more my days 

With firm resolve to thee. 



S. M. 



296 



BAFTIIM. 



ITH. 



M. 



512 



I bless the love divine, 

That hath ^hj servant found; 
And would fok* evermore be thin«^ 

And light diffuse around. 

In word, in thought, in deed, 

I yield me to thy will; 
God, my purpose kindly heed, 

And help me to fulfil. 



Delight in Obedience. 



OAvro 



CM. 



OLOKD, and will thy pardoning love 
Embrace a wretch so vile 1 
Wilt thou ray load of guilt remove, 
And bless me with thy smile ) 

Hast thou the cross for me endured, 

And all its shame despised 1 
And shall I be ashamed, O Lord, 

With thee to be baptized ] 

Didst thou the great example lead, 

In Jordan's swelling flood ? 
And shall my pride disdain the deed 

That's worthy of my God ? 

O Lord, the ardour of thy love 

Reproves my cold delays; 
And now my willing footsteps move 



ON 



M. 



In thy delightful ways. 



FBLLOWS. 



513 



Follomng Christ. 8s & Ts. • 

1 JESUS, mighty King in Zion, 

V Thou alone our Guide shall be: 
Thy commission we rely on; 

We would follow none but thee. 

2 As an emblem of thy passion, 

And thy victory o'er the grave, 

We, who know thy great salvation,'. 

Are baptized beneath the wave. 

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BAPTISM. 



t 'J 



3 Fearless of the world's despising, 
We the ancient path pursue, 
Buried with our Lord, and rising 
To a life divinely new. ■ 



FELLOWS. 



514 The Pledge of Fidelity. C. M. 

1 "VTE men and angels, witness now, — 

X Before the Lord we speak; 
To him we make our solemn vow, — 
A vow we dare not break, — 

2 That long as life itself shall last. 

Ourselves to Christ we vield: 
Nor from his cause will we depart, 
Or ever quit the field. 

3 We trust not in our native strength, 

But on his grace rely; ^ 
May he, with our returning wants, 
AH needful aid supply. 

4 Oh, guide our doubtfal feet aright, 

And keep us in thy ways; 
And, while we turn our vows to prayers, 
Turn thou our prayers to praise. 



BEDDOME, 



515 



298 



Gall to Follow Christ in Baptism. L. M, 

BEHOLD the grave where Jesus lay, 
Before he shed his precious blood, 
How plain he marked the humble way 
To sinners through the mystic flood. 

Come, ye redeemed of the Lord, 
Come, and obey his sacred word; 

He died, and rose again for you; 
What more could the Redeemer do ? 

Eternal Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
On these baptismal waters move; 

And grant that we, through grace divine, 
May have the substance with the sign. 

e. STENNETT AND BEDDOME. 



516 



THE LORD'S SUPPER. 



" Around Thy Tabled C. M. 

1 A HOUND thy table, holy Lord, 
J^ In fellowship we meet; 
Obedient to thy blest command, 

This feast of love to eat. 

2 By faith we take the bread of life, 

With which our souls are fed; 
And cup, in token of thy blood , 
That was for sinners shed. 

3 Under thy banner thus we sing 

The wonders of thy love. 
While we anticipate by faiih, • 

The heavenly feast above. 

THOMAS COTTERILL. 



517 



Humble Acknowledgment. 



C. M. 



1 TJTOW sweet and awful is the place, 
XX With Christ within the doors, 
While everlasting love displays 
The choicest of her stores ! 

.2 While all our hearts, and every song 
Join to admire the feast, 
Each of us cries, with thankful tongue, 
" Lord, why was I a guest 1 

•3 " 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 T 

4 'Twas the same love that spread the feast 
That sweetly forced us in; ^ 

Else we had still refused to taste, 
And perished in our sin. ^^ 



299 



THE LORD S SUPPER. 



I 



5 Pity the nations, O our God; 
Constrain the earth to come; 
Send thy victorious Word abroad, 
And bring the strangers home. 



WATTS. 



" In Remembrance of Me." 



518 

1 (\^j love divine ! oh, matchless grace ! 
\J Which in this sacred rite 
Shines forth so full, so free in rays 

Of purest living light. 

2 Oh, wondrous death ! oh, precious blood ! 

For ud so freely spilt. 
To cleanse our sin-polluted souls 
From every stain of guilt. 

3 Oh,^ovenant of life and peace. 

By blood and suffering sealed I 

, All the rich gifts of gospel grace 

Are here to faith revealed. 



CM. 



519 



Humble Communion. 



E. TURNEY 



CM. 



300 



1 T ORD, at thy table we behold 
XJ The wonders of thy grace, 
But most of all admire that we 

Should find a welcome place; — 

2 We, who were all defiled with sin, 

And rebels to our God ; 
We, who have crucified thy Son, 
And trampled on his blood. 

3 What strange, surprising grace is this. 

That we, so lost, have room ! 
Jesus our weary souls invites, 
And freely bids us come. 

4 Ye saints below, and hosts of heaven, 

Join all your sac^^^d powers : 
No theme is like redeeming love; ' ' ' 

No Saviour is like ours. g. stennett* 



520 



THE lord's supper. 



** Brecf^ of Heaven." 



7s & 68. 



ITTS. 

. M. 






M. 



1 /^ BREAD to pilgrims given, 
V_/ food that angels eat, 

manna sent from heaven, 
For heaven-born natures meet \ 

Give us, for thee long pining. 
To eat till richly filled; 

Till, earth's delights resigning, 
Our every wish is stilled. 

2 O water, life-bestowing. 

From out the Saviour's heart, 
A fountain purely flowing, 

A fount of love thou art ! 
Oh let us, freely tasting. 

Our burning thirst assuage; 
Tliy sweetness, never wasting, 

Avails from age to age. 

3 Jesus, this feast receiving. 

We thee unseen adore ; 
Thy faithful Word believing. 

We take, and doubt no more. 
Give us, thou true and loving, 

On earth to live in thee; 
Then, death the veil removing. 

Thy glorious face to see ! 

THOMAS AQUINAS, 

TKANSLATED BY RAY PALMER. 



521 



*'Meet o^nd Remember Me." 



CM. 




1 XF human kindness meets return, 
JL And owns the grateful tie; 

If tender thoughts within us bum 
To feel a friend is nigh; — 

2 Oh, shall not warmer accents tell ' 

The gratitude we owe 
To him, who died our fears to quell, 
Our more than orphan's woef 



SQl 



TfiE' lord's supper. 

3 While yet his anguished soul surveyed 

Those pangs he would not flee, 
What love his latest words displayed ! — 
" Meet, and remember me." 

4 Bemember thee, thy death, thy sham«, 

Our sinful hearts to share ! 
O memory ! leave no other name 
But his recorded there. 

GERARD T. NOEL. 

OJiJi " Gethsemane Can I Forget V C. M. 

1 A CCORDING to thy gracious Word, 
-^^ In meek humility. 

This will I do, my dying Lord, 
I will remember thee. 

2 Thy body, broken for my sake, 

My bread from heaven shall be ; 
Thy testamental cup I take. 
And thns remember thee. 



S02 



3 Gethsemane can I forget % 

Or there thy conflict see. 

Thine agony and bloody sweat, 

And not remember thee % 

4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes. 

And rest on Calvary, 
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice, 
I must remember thee. 

5 Remember thee, and all thy pains, 

And all thv love to me: 
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains, 
Will I remember thee. 

6 And when these failing lips giOw dumb, 

And mind and memory flee, 
When thou shalt in thy kingdom come, 
Jesus, remember me. Montgomery. 



THE lord's 8UPPEB. 

523 ^he Feast. 10s. 
1 A ND now we fise; the symbols disappear; 

-XjL The feast, though not the love, is past and 

gone; - ' 

The bread and wine remove; but thou art here, 
Nearer than ever; still my shield and sun. 

5 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by. 
And passing points to the glad feast above, 
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy, 

The Lamb's gi-eat bridal feast of bliss and 

love. BONAR. 

524 For Me. €. M. 

1 TTERE at thy table, Lord, we meet, 
jLX. To feed on food divine; 

Thy body is the bread we eat. 

Thy precious blood the wine. , 

2 Here peace and pardon sweetly flow: 

Oh, what delightful food ! 
We eat the bread and drink the wine, 
But think on nobler good. 

3 Sure, there was never love so free, 

Dear Saviour, — so divine; 
Well thou mayst claim that heart of me, 
Which owes so much to thine. 

S. STENNETT 



^25 



CM. 



" Whom, Having Not Seen, Ye Love." 

1 rriO Calv'ry, Lord, in spirit, now 

JL Our weary souls repair, 
. To dwell upon thy dying love. 
And taste its sweetness there. 

4 Thou suffering Lamb, thy bleeding wounds, 
With cords of love divine. 
Have drawn our willing hearts to thee, 
And linked our life with thine. 

DEXNET. 



■•gxiraw y M iiy MiiiM i M_n «i 






THE lord's SUPPBB. 



526 



Praise to Christ. 



CM. 



1 rpO him who loved the souls of men, 
JL And washed us in his blood, 

To royal honours raised our head, 
And made us priests to God, — 

2 To him let every tongue be praise, 

And every heart be love : 
All grateful honours paid on earth, 



And nobler songs above. 



WATTSw 



527 



Christ in the Midst t 



1 TTTTTH Jesus in the midst, 

T y We gather round the board; 
Though many, we are cwie in Christ, 
One bodv in the Loixi. ! 

2 Our sins were laid on him, 

"When bruised on Calvary; 
With Christ we died and rose again,, 
And sit with him on high. 

3 Faith eats the bread of life. 

And drinks the living wine; 
Thus we, in love together knit,, 
On Je&ua' breast recline. 

4 Soon shall the night be gone, 

The Morning Star appear, 
Soon shall the day of glory dawn, 
Our longing liearts to cheer. 



S. M. 



BRISTOL HTMNSi. 



,(iV 



528 



Cormrninion with Christ, 

ESUS invites his saints 
To meet around his board : 
Here pardoned rebels sit, and hold 
Communion with their Lord- 



S. M. 



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9^ 



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•MMMWtHMiUaM 



THE LOKO> 8UPPSR. 

2 This holy br^d and wine 

Maintain/our fainting breath, 
By union with our living Lord, 
And interest in his death. 

3 Let all our powers be joined 

His glorious name to raise ; 
Let holy love fill every mind, 
And every voice be praise. 



WATTS. 



529 



Consecration in View o/the Cross. L. M. 

1 "ITTHEN I survey the wondrous cross 

T T 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, from his head, his hands, his feet, 

Sori'ow and love flow mingled down; 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 

4 Were all the realm of nature mine, 

That were a present far too small ; 
Love so amazing, so divine, 

Demands my soul, my life, my all. 



530 



The Banner of Love. 



WATTS. 



8s & 7s. 



1 TESUS spreads his banner o'er us, 

t/ Cheers our famished souls with food; 
He the banquet spreads before us, 
Of his mystic flesh and blood. . ■ 

2 Here we feel our sins forgiven, 

While upon the Lamb we gaze; 
And our thoughts are all of heaven, 
And our lips o'erflow with praise. 



305 



THE lord's supper. 



Still in ceaseless contemplation. 
Fix our hearts and eyes on theO;, 

Till we taste thy full salvation, 
And, unveiled, thy glories see. 

ROiSWELL PARK 



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Odl Forget Not Christ 

1 r\ THOU, my soul, forget no more 



L. M. 



The Friend who all thy sorrows bore ; 
Let every idol be forgot ; 
But O, my soul, forget him not. 

Renounce thy works and ways with grief, 
And fly to this divine relief; 
Nor him forget, who left his throne 
And for thy life gave up his own. 

Eternal truth and mercy shine 

In him, and he himself is thine; 

And canst thou, then, with sin beset, 

Such charms, such matchless charms, forget] 

Oh, no ; till life itself depart. 
His name shall cheer and warm my heart ; 
And, lisping this, from earth I'll rise, 
And join the chorus of the skies. 






KRISHNA PAL. 



532 

1 n\/rY soul complete in Jesus stands; 



Complete in Christ. 



L. M. 



306 



It fears no more the law's demands; 
The smile of God is sweet within. 
Where all before was guilt and sin. 

My soul at rest in Jesus lives; 
Accepts the peace his pardon gives ; 
Receives the grace his death secured. 
And pleads the anguish he endured. 

A song of praise my soul shall sing, 

To our eternal, glorious King ; 

Shall worship humbly at his feet, 

In whom alone it staiida complete. anon. 



«■ M n II IiiUm I I 



CHURCH OfFICERS, ETC. 



W 



M. 



t1 



533 



Atmement Made. 



8s & 7s. 



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; 

Opened is the gate of heaven; 

Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 

BAKEWELL 



534 



Prayer for Christ. 7s. 

BREAD of heaven, on thee we feed, 
For thy flesh is meat indeed; 
Ever let our souls be fed 
"With this true and living bread. 

Vine of heaven, thy blood supplies 
This blest cup of sacrifice; 
Lord, thy wounds our healing give, 
To thy cross we look and live. 

J. CONDER. 



AL. 



M. 






N. 



CHURCH OFFICERS— ORDINATION AND 
INSTALLATION. 



535 



Watchmen, Awake f 



CM. 



1 T" ET Zion's watchmen all awake, 
J-J And take th' alarm they give; 
Now let them from the mouth of God 

Their solemn charge receive. 

2 'Tis not a cauF^e of small import 

The pastor's care demands, 
But what might fill an angel's heart, 
And filled a Saviour's hands. 



307 



CHURCH OFFICEHS 



3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord 

Did heavenly bliss forego, — 
For souls, which must forever live, " 
In rapture or in woe. 

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 thee. 



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DODDRIDGE. 



536 



Presence of Jesus Invoked. C. M. 

1 /'\ JESUS, in this solemn hour, 
V^ Be with thy people here; 
Let thine authority and power 

To rule thy Church appear. 

2 Oh, may the choice which we have made 

By thee be ratified ; 
Thy servants' fitness be displayed, 
As they are further tried. 

3 With faithfulness may they fulfil 

The office in their hands. 
And seek to know and do thy will 

In all that will demands. collyer. 



f. 



Ooi Prayer /or « Minister's Success. L. M. 

1 iilATHER of mercies, bow thine ear, 
JL Attentive to our earnest prayer; 
We plead for those who plead for thee; 
Successful pleaders may they be. 

2 How great their work ! how vast their charge ! 
Do thou their anxious souls enlarge : 

Their best endowments are our gain : 
We share the blessings they obtain. 

3 Oh, clothe with energy divine 

Their words; and let those words be thine; 
To them thy sacred truth reveal; 
Suppress their fear, inflame their zeaL ' 
308 



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ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION. 



[DOE. 

. M. 



,e 



ITER. 



M. 



3! 



4 Teach them tp sow the precious seed; 
Teacli them thy chosen flock to feed; 
Teach them immortal souls to gain, — 
And thus reward tlieir toil and pain. . 

6 Let thronging multitudes around 
Hear from their lijis the joyful sound, 
In humble strains thy grace implore, 
And feel thy Spirit's living power. 



538 



Zeal for Souls. 



BEDDOME. 



C. M. 



1 /~\H, still in accents sweet and strong 
V_y Sounds forth the ancient Word — 
" More reapers for white harvest fields, 

More labourers for the Lord." 

2 We hear the call ; in dreams no more 

In selfish ease we lie, 
But girded for our Father's work. 
Go forth beneath his sky. 

3 Where prophets' word, and martyrs' blood, 

And prayers of saints were sown, 
We, to their labours entering in, 

Would reap where they have strown. 



539 



ANON. 



L. M. 



Prayer for the Candidate. 

1 TXTITH heavenly power, O Lord„ defend 

▼ V Him whom we now to thee commend; 
Thy faithful messenger secure, 
And make him to the end endure. 

2 Gird him with all-sufficient grace; 
Dii'ect his feet in paths of peace; , 
Thy truth and faithfulness fulfil, . . 
And arm him to obey thy will. 

3 Before him thy protection send, 
Oh, love him, save him to the end; 

Nor let him as a pilgrim rove ■.< .; . 

Without the convoy of thy love. 

309 



CHURCH OFFICERS 



Enlarge, inflame, and fill his heart; 
In him thy mighty power exert; 
That thousands yet unborn may praise 
The wonders of i*edeeming grace. 

^ ROWLAND HILL. 



O ~rU Prayer jor Labourers. 

1 T" ORD of the harvest 1 hear 
>' JLi Thy needy servants' cry; 

Answer our faith's effectual prayer, 
And all our*wants supply. 

2 On thee we humbly wait; 

Our wants are in thy view; 
The harvest ti-uly, Lord, is great. 
The labourers are few. 

3 Convert and send forth more 

Into thy Church abroad ; ■ 
And let them speak thy Word of power, 
As workers with their God. 

4 Oh, let them spread thy name; • 

Their mission fully prove; 
Thy universal grace proclaim — 
Thy all-redeeming love. 



S. M. 



C. Vi-JLBT. 



541 



.^10 



Prayer for More Labourers. L. M. 

1 T OED of the harvest, bend thine ear, 
jLi In Zion's heritage appear; 

Oh, send forth labourers filled with zeaj, 
Swift to obey their Master's will. 

2 Our lifted eyes, O Lord, behold 

The ripening harvest tinged with gold; 
Wide fields are opening to our view. 
The work is great, the labourers few. 

3 Led by thine own almighty hand. 
Let Zion's sons, in many a band. 
Arise to bless the dying race. 
As heralds of redeeming grace. >; .?. Hastings. 



ILL. 

M. 






ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION. 

e)4:^ Welcome to the Pastor. L. M. 

1 "V\7"E bid thee welcome in the name , 

tT Of Jesus, our ecalted Head; 
Come as a servant; so he came, 
And we receive thee in his stead. 

2 Come as a shepherd ; guard and keep 

This fold from hell, and earth, and sin; 
Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep, 
The wounded heal, the lost bring in. 

3 Come as a teacher, sent from God, 

Charged his whole counsel to declare ; 
Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod, 

While we uphold thy hands v/ith prayer. 

4 Come as a messenger of peace, 

Filled with the Spirit, fired with love ! 
Live to behold our large increase, 
And die tc meet us all above. 

MONTGOMERY. 



BY. 



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04:0 Prayer for a Minister. 

1 f\ HOLY Lord, our God, 
\J By heavenly hosts adored. 

Hear us, we pray; 
To thee the cherubim. 
Angels and seraphim. 
Unceasing praises bring, 

Their homage pay. 

.2 Here give thy Word success, 
And this thy servant bless ; 

His labours own; 
And while the sinner's Friend 
His life and words commend. 
Thy holy Spirit send, 

And make him known, i > 



6s & 4s. 



Sll 



CEUKCH OFFICE)?. 3 : 

3 May every passing year 
More happy still appear 

Than this glad day; 
With numbers fill the place, 
Adorn thy saints with grace, 
Thy truth may all embrace, 

O Lord, we pray. 



J. YOUNG. 



04:4: Prayer for Pastors and Deacons. L. M. 

1 /^ RE AT King of saints, enthroned on high, 
vX Under thy care thy churches live; 
Thou dost their various wants supply, 

And well-appointed elders giv3. 

2 For pastors may thy name be blest, 

Who teach the doctrines of the Lord; 
On deacons may thy favour rest. 
Chosen according to thy Word. 

3 While they their works assigned fulfil. 

Oh, may their souls with grace be crowned, 
And patience, sympathy, and zeal, 
With meekness, in their lives abound. 

4 And when their service here is done, 

Their labours and their conflicts o'er, 

Then may they wait before thy throne. 

In heaven to praise thee evermore. 



545 



J. CONDER. 



S. M. 



312 



Ministers the Bearers of Good Tidings. 

1 TTOW beauteous are their feet 
XX Who stand on Zion's hill ; 
Who bring salvation on their tongue's, 

And words of peace reveal ! 

2 How charming is their voice ! 

How sweet their tidings are ! 
**Zion, behold thy Saviour King; 
He reigns and triumphs here." 



4 



ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION, 



UNG. 

. M. 



How hap^y are our ears. 
That hear this joyful sound, 

Which kings and prophets waited for, 
And sought, but never found ! 

How blessed are our eyes, 
That see this heavenly light ! 

Prophets and kings desired it long, 
But died without the sight. 

The watchmen join their voice. 
And tuneful notes employ; 

Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, 
And deseijjbs lea) n the joy. 

The Lord makes bare his arm 
Through all the earth abroad; 

Let every nation now behold 
Their Saviour and their God. 



546 



WATTS, 



S. M. 



ned, 



)ER. 

M. 



Jesus the Exemplar to His Ministry, 

1 "VT'E messengers of Christ, 

i His sovereign voice obey! 
Arise, and follow where he leads. 
And peace attend your way. 

2 The Master whom you serve 

Will needful strength bestow; 
Depending on his promised aid. 
With sacred courage go. 

3 Mountains shall sink to plains, 

And hell in vain oppose ; 
The cause is God's — and wUl prevail. 
In spite of all his foes. - , vokb. 



547 



Prayer for Ministers. 



7s. 



1 C[ON of God, our glorious Head ! 
k3 On us now thy blessing shed; 
From thy throne let mercy flow 
To thy waiting flock below. 



S19 



CmiRCH OFFICERS, ETC. > 

2 Taught by thee, with prayer sincere, 
"We have called thy servants here, 
For thy needy ones to care, 

And thy holy feast to bear. 

3 May the Spirit from above 

Fill their hearts with faith and love; 
Make them humble, zealous, wise. 
Strife to shun, and good devise. 

4 When their earthly work is done, 
When the crown of life is won. 
Ever in thy house on high, 
May they serve beneath thine eye. 



G. B. IDK 



The Saviour's Help Invoked. C. M. 



548 

I T ORD, thou hast taught our hearts to glow 
JLJ With love's undying flame; 
But more of thee we long to know, 
And more would love thy name. 

' 2 Thou bid'st us go, with thee to stand 
Against hell's marshalled powers. 
And heart to heart, and hand to hand^ 
To make thine honour ours. 

3 With thine own pity. Saviour, see 

The thronged and darkening way I 
We go to win the lost to thee. 
Oh, help us. Lord, we pray ! 

4 Teach thou our lips of thee to speak, 

Of thy sweet love to tell, 
Till they who wander far shall seek, 
And find, and serve thee well. 

RAT PALMER, 



314 



Tif 



E CHURCH 



REVIVALS. 



549 L.M. 

Prayer for the Increase of the Church. 

1 "T"T"EAR, gracious Sovereign, from thy throne, 
XI And send thy various blessings down : 
While by thy children thou art sought, 
Attend the prayer thy Word hath taught. 

2 Come, sacred Spirit, from above, 
And fill the coldest heart with love; 
Oh, turn to flesh the flinty stone. 
And let thy sovereign power be known. 

3 Speak thou, and from the haughtiest eyes 
Shall floods of contrite sorrow rise; 
While all their glowing souls are borne 
To seek that grace which now they scorn. 

4 Oh, let a holy flock await ^ 
In crowds around thy temple gate; 

Each pressing on with zeal to be 
• A living sacrifice to thee. doddridge. 

550 Con.eHi.gGra.eImplc.eB. CM. 

1 /^OME, Lord, in mercy come again, 
\J With thy converting power; 
The fields of Zion thirst for rain, 

Oh, send a gracious shower. 

2 Our hearts are filled with sore distress, 

While sinners all around 
Are pressing on to endless death, 

And no relief is found. ■ — 

3 Dear Saviour, come with quickening power. 

Thy mourning people cry; 
Salvation bring in mercy's hour, 
Nor let the sinner die. 

3i§ 



THE CHURCH. 



l\ 



4 Once more let converts throng thy house, 
And shouts of victory raise; 
Then shall our griefs be turned to joy, 
And sighs to songs of praise. 



ANON. 



DO L The Breath of the Spirit Desired. L. M. 

1 C< PIRIT of everlasting grace, 

O Infinite source of life, come down ! 
These tombs unlock, these dead upraise, 
Thy glorious power and love make known. 

2 Breathe o'er this valley of the dead, 

Send forth thy quickening might abroad, 
Till, rising from their tombs, they spread 
In full array, — the host of God. 

3 Thy heritage lies desolate, 

And all thy pleasant places mourn; 
Oh, look upon our low estate; 
In loving-kindness. Lord, return. 

4 Now let thy glory be revealed; 

Now let thy presence with us rest; 
Oh, heal us, and we shall be healed ; 
Oh, bless us, ar»d we shall be blest. 



BONAB. 



552 



?16 



Mrive Times of Refreshing. 8s & 7s. 

1 TjlATHER, for thy promised blessing, 
Ju Still we plead before thy throne; 
For the times of sweet refreshing, 

Which can come from thee alone. 

2 Blessed earnests thou hast given, 

But in these we would not rest; , 
Blessings still with thee are hidden. 
Pour them, forth, and make us blest. 

3 Prayer ascendeth to thee ever. 

Answer, Father, answer prayer; 
Bless, oh, bless each weak endeavour, ^ 
Blood-bought pardon to declare. 



REVIVALS. 



roN. 



M. 



. 



l^AB. 

7s. 



Give reviving, give refreshing, 

Gi\!e the looked-for jubilee; 
To thyself may crowds be pressing, 

Bringing glory unto thee. a. midlane. 



553 



Revival Desired. 



S. M. 



1 T> EVIYE thy work, Lord, 
XIj Thy mighty arm make bare; 
Speak with the voice tht.t wakes the dead, 

" And make thy peoj^le hear. 

2 Revive thy work, O Lord, 

Create soul-thirst for thee. 
And hungering for the bread of life, 
Oh, may our spirits be ! 

3 Revive thy work, O Lord, 

Exalt thy precio^^ name; 
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love 
For thee and thine inflame. 



4 Revive thy work, O Lord, 

And give refreshing showers. 
The glory shall be all thine own. 
The blessing. Lord, be ours. 



A. MIDLANE. 



00~r Prayer for a Revival of Religion, 

1 /^ LORD, thy work revive, 
V^ In Zion's gloomy hour. 
And let our dying graces live , 

By thy restoring power. 

2 Oh, let thy chosen few 

Awake to earnest prayer; 
Their sacred vows again renew, 
And walk in filial fear. 

3 Thy Spirit then will speak ' 

Through lips of feeble clay. 
Till hearts of adamant shall break, 
Till rebels shall obey. 



S. M. 



817 



THE CHURCH. 



III! 



Now lend thy gracious ear; "^ 

Now listen to our cry; 
Oh, come and bring salvation near; 

Our souls on thee rely. p. h. brown. 



555 



Eeturn, God of Hosts. 

1 1" ORD, in the temples of thy grace 
JLJ Thy saints behold thy smiling face; 
And oft have seen thy glory shine, 
With power and majesty divine. 

2 Come, dearest Lord, thy children cry. 
Our graces droop, our comforts die; 
Return, and let thy glories rise 
Again to our admiring eyos. 

3 Till filled with light, and joy, and love, 
Thy courts below, like those above, 
Triumphant hallelujahs raise, 

And heaven and earth resound thy praise. 



L. M. 



556 

1 



ANON. 



>->.' • 



S18 



Prayer for Revival. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

SAVIOUR, visit thy plantation. 
Grant us. Lord, a gracious rain ; 
All will come to desolation. 
Unless thou return again. 

Lord, revive us; 
All our help must come from thee. 

Keep no longer at a distance. 

Shine upon us from on high. 
Lest, for want of thine assistance. 

Every plant should droop and die. 
Lord, revive us; 

All our help must come from thee. 

Let cur mutual love be fervent. 

Make us prevalent in prayers; 
Let each one esteemed thy servant 

Shun the \7orld's bewitching snares. 
Lord, revive us; 

All our help must come from thee. 






REVIVALS. 



M. 



4 Break thel iempter's fatal power; .^ 

Turn the stony heart to flesh; 
And begin, from this good hour, 
To revive thy work afresh. 

Lord, revive us; 
All our help must come from thee. 

NEWTOK. 



roN. 
4s. 






557 



Ingratitude Deplored. 



aM. 



1 TS this the kind return] 

X Are these the thanks we owe, 
Thus to abuse eternal love. 

Whence all our blessings flow? ; , 

.2 To what a stubborn frame 
Has sin reduced our mind ! 
What strange, rebellious wretches we!! 
And God as strangely kind. 

3 Turn, turn us, mighty God, 
And mould our souls afresh ; 
Break, sovereign grace, these hearts of stone 
And give us hearts of flesh. 



4 Let past ingratitude 

Provoke our weeping eyes, 
And hourly, as new mercies fall, 
Let hourly thanks arise. 



UTATTS. 



558 



Pardoning Love. 



CM. 



1 TTOW oft, alas, this wretched heart 
XX Has wandered from the Lord ! 
How offc my roving thoughts depart, 
Forgetful of his Word ! 

2t Yet sovereign mercy calls, " Return I" 
Dear Lord, and may I come ? 

•- My vile ingratitude I mourn; 
Oh, take the wanderer home. 



H9: 



THE CHURC9. 

3 And canst thou, wilt thou, yet forgive,. 

And bid mv crimes remove 1 
And shall a pardoned rebel live 
To si)eak thy wondrous love 1 

4 Thy pardoning love, so free, so sweet, 

Blest Saviour, I adore; 
Oh, keep me at thy sacred feet. 
And let me rove no more. 

ANNA STEELE: 



559 



ITie Master is Coming f 



lis. 



THE Master is coming, he calleth for ihee, 
And lov'd ones are hast'ning their Saviour 
to see; 
He's full of compassion, why will you delay? 
He's calling, still calling, oh, come, come away t 

The Master is coming, he calleth for thee; 
Come, trust in his mercy, salvation is free. 

The Master is coming, receive him and live; 
Oh, will you not trust him your sins to forgive ? 
On Calvary's cross, amid anguish and pain. 
Thy ransom was purchased when Jesu& was 
slain. 



3 The Master is coming, he calleth to-day; 
Awake from thy slumbers, to labour and pray; 
The morning is breaking, the noon-tid'. is near, 
And evening's daric shadows will quickly appear. 

4 The Master is coming, to call from the grave 
His lov'd ones to glory; he's mighty to save; 
And all who believe him in rapture shall sing 
Salvation thro' Jesus, our Master and King. 



3201 



MHS. BAXTER. 



JSL 



8, 



nr 



5? 



BEVIYALS. 



OuU Slumbering Professors Uxhorted. lis. 

1 "IT THY sleep we, my brethren 1 come, let us 

T T arise; 

Oh, why should we slumber in sight of the prize? 
Salvation is nearer, our days are far spent; 
Oh, let us be active; awake, and repent. 

2 Oh, how can we slumber? the Master is come, 

\nd calling on sinners to seek them a home ; 
The Spirit and Bride now in concert uni ' 
The weary they welcome, the careless invite. 

3 Oh, how can we slumber, when so much was 

done, 
To purchase salvation, by Jesus, the Son ? 
Now mercy is proffered, and justice displayed. 
Now God can be honoured, and sinners be saved. 

HOPKINSw 



561 



Jo^ in the Salvation of Sinners. S. M. 



1 TTTHO can forbear to sing. 



Who can refuse to praise, 
"When Zion's high, celestial King, 
His saving power displays % 

When sinners at his feet, 

By mercy conquered, fall % 
When grace, and truth, and justice meet^ 

And peace unites them all? - 

Who can forbear to praise . , : 

Our high, celestial King, . ^> 

When sovereign, rich, redeeming grace 
Invites our tongues to sing ? swain. 



562 



Sin Confessed. 



S. M. 



1 /~\NCE more we meet to pray, 
\J Once more our guilt confess; 
Turn not, O Lord, thine ear away 
From creatures in distress. 



321 



THE CHURCH. 



.t 



2 Our sins to heaven ascend, 

And there for vengeance cry; 
O God, behold the sinner's Friend, 
Who intercedes on high. 

3 Though we are vile indeed, 

And well deserve thy curse, 
The merits of thy Son we plead. 
Who lived and died for us. 



\^ 



4 Now let thy bosom yearn. 
As it hath done before; 
Return to us, O God, return. 
And ne'er foi*sake us more. 



ANON. 



563 



The Waiidering Soul Exhorted. L. M. 



1 "O ETUHN, my wandering soul, return, 
X\ And seek an injured Father's face; 
Those warm desires that in thee burn 

Were kindled by redeeming grace. 

2 Return, my wandering soul, return. 

And seek a Father's melting heart; 
His pitying eyes thy grief discern. 

His heavenly balm shall heal thy smart. 

3 Return, my wandering soul, return; 

Thy dying Saviour bids thee live; 
Go, view his bleeding side, and learn 
How freely Jesus can forgive. 



SS2: 



Return, my wandering soul, return, 
And wipe away the falling tear; 

'Tis God who says, " No longer mourn;" 
'Tis Mercy's voice invites thee near. 

COLLTER. 



\1k 



564 



REVIVALS. 



Joy in Revival. 



P.M. 



rpHE Lord into his garden comoa, 

JL Tlio spices yield their rich perfumes, 

The lilies grow and thrive; 
Refreshing showers of grace divine, 
From Jesus flow to every vine, 

And make the dead revive. 



!f. 



L 



2 Oh, that this dry and barren ground 
In springs of water may abound, 

A fruitful soil l)ecome; 
The desert blossoms like the rose, 
When Jesus conquers all his foes, 

And makes his people one. 

3 The glorious time is rolling on, 
The gracious work is now begun. 

My soul a witness is; 
Come, taste and see the pardon free 
To all mankind, as well as me; 
• Who come to Christ may live. anon. 



565 



Prayer for the Unconverted. 7s 6l. 



■ 



• , » 



1 QAVED ourselves by Jesus' blood, 
k3 Let us now draw nigh to God; 
Many round us blindly stray; 
Moved with pity, let us pray, — 

' Pray that they who row are blind 
Soon the way of truth may find. 

2 Lord, awaken all around, 

Let them know the joyful sound; 
Slaves to Satan heretofore, 
Let them now be slaves no more; 
Lord, we turn our eyes to thee; 
Set the captive sinner free. 



323 



THE CHURCH. 

Glorious things of thee are told, 
What thine arm has wrought of old; 
Thousands once its power confessed ; 
Ob, for seasons like the past ! 
Lord, revive the former days; 
Thine the power, and thine the praise. 



KELLY. 



566 



Pass Me Not! 



8s k 5s. 



1 ipASS me not, O gentle Saviour, 
X Hear my humble cry; 
While on others thou art smiling. 

Do not pass me by. 

2 Let me at a throne of mercy 

Find a sweet relief; 
Kneeling there in deep contrition, 
Help my unbelief. 

3 Trusting only in thy merit, 

Would I seek thy face;. 
Heal my wounded, broken spirit; . 
Save me by thy grace. 

4 Thou, the spring of all my comfort, 

More than life to me. 
Whom have I on earth beside thee % 
Whom in heaven but thee ] 



ANON. 



567 



Hasten Hither! 



8s & 7s. 



324 



1 /^NOE, O Lord, thy garden flourished, 
\J Every part looked gay and green; 
Then thy Word our spirits nourished, 

Happy seasons we have seen I 

2 But a drought has since succeeded, 

And a sad decline we see; 
Lord, thy help is greatly needed, 
Help can only come from thee. 



REVIVALS. 



• \ 



:.T. 



5a. 



N. 



S. 



3 Some, in whom we once delighted. 

We shall meet no more below; 

Some, alas ! we fear are blighted, — 

Scarce a single leaf they show, 

4 Dearest Saviour, hasten hither, 

Thou canst make them bloom again; 
Oh, permit them not to wither. 
Let not all our hopes be vain 1 

NEWTON. 



568 



The Spirit Invoked. 

OH, for the happy hour 
When God will hear our cry, 
And send, with a reviving power. 
His Spirit from on hii^h. 

We meet, we sing, we pray, 

We listen to the Word, 
In vain; — we see no cheering ray, 

No cheering voice is heard. 



3 Thou, thou alone canst give 

Thy gospel sure success; 
Canst bid the dying sinner live 
Anew in holiness. 

4 Come, then, with power divine. 

Spirit of life and love ! 
Then shall this people all be thine, 
This Church like that above. 



S. M. 



569 



Zion Visited. 



BETHUNE. 



8s, 7s & 4s. 



1 /^N the mountain's top appearing, 
v_7 Lo ! the sacred herald stands, 
Welcome news to Zion bearing — 
Zion, long in hostile lands: 
"' ^ Mourning captive ! 

Grod himself shall loose thy bands. 



325 



THE CHURCH. 



2 Has thy night been long and mournful 1 

Have thy friends unfaithful proved 1 
Have thy foes been proud and scornful ? 
By thy sighs and tears unmoved 1 
Cease thy mourning; 
''-\ Zion still is well beloved. 

3 God, thy God, will now restore thee; 

He himself appears thy Friend; 
All thy foes shall flee before thee; 
Here their boasts and triumphs end; 

Grent deliverance 
Zion's Kijig will surely send. 

4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee; 

All thy warfare now is past; 
God thy Saviour will defeiid thee; 
T ictory is thine at last; 

All thy conflicts 
End in everlasting rest. . > kellt. 



570 



8s & 7s. 



Zion Encouraged. 

ZION", dreary and in anguish^ 
' Mid the desert hast thou strayed ! 
Oh, thou weary, cease to languish; 
Jesus shall lift up thy head. 

Still lamenting and bemoaning, 
' Mid thy follies ar.d thy woes ! 

Soon repenting and returning, 
All thy solitude shall close. 

Though benighted and forsaken, 
Though afflicted and distressed; 

His almighty arm shall waken; 
Zion's King shall give thee rest. 



571 



HASTINGS. 



C. M. 



326 



Psalm cii. 

1 "jT ET Zion and her sons rejoice; 
J-J Behold the promised hour; 
Her God hath heard her mourning voice, 
And comes t' exalt his power. 



572 



REVIVALS. 

e 

He sits a sovereign on his throne, 

With pity in his eyes; 
Ha hears the dying prisoners' groan. 

And sees their sighs aiise. 

He frees the souls condemned to death, "• 
Nor, when his saints complain^ 

Shall it be said that praying breath 
Was ever spent in vain. * j 

This shall be known when we are dead, 

And left on long record, 
That nations yet unborn may read. 

And trust and praise the Lord. wattr 

Longing for Divine Favour. 8s, 7s k 3s. 

LORD, I hear of showers of biessing 
Thou art scattering, full and free, — ' 
Showers, the, thirsty land refreshing; 
Let some droppings fall on me, — 
Even me. 

Pass me not, O God, our Father, 
Sinful though my heart may be; 

Thou might'st leave me, but the rather 
Let thy mercy light on me, — 
Even me. 

Pass me not, O gracious Saviour; ^ ' 

Let me live and cling to thee; "^ ' 

For I'm longing for thy favour; 

Whilst thou'rt calling, oh, call me, — 
Even me. 

Pass me not, O mighty Spirit; 

Thou canst make the blind to see, 
Witnesser of Jesus' merit. 

Speak some word of power to me, — 
Even me. 

Love of God, so pure and changeless; 

Blood of Christ, so rich, so free; 
Grace of God, so strc.:g and boundless; 
Magnify it all in me, — 

Even me. e. conder 

327 



SABBATH SCHOOLS. 



573 



Prayer for the Children, 8s & 7s. 

1 ^AVIOUR, who thy flock art feeding 
O With the Shepherd's kindest care, 
And the feeble gently leading, 

While the lambs thy bosom share. 

2 Now, these little ones receiving. 

Fold them in thy gracious arm; 
There we know, thy Word believing, 
Only there, secure from harm. 

3 Never, from thy pasture roving. 

Let them be the lions' prey; 
Let thy tenderness so loving 

Keep them all life's dangerous way. 

4 Then, within thy fold eternal. 

Let them find a resting-place. 
Feed in pastures ever vernal. 
Drink the rivers of thy grace. 

MUHLENBERG. 



574 






329 



Prayer for the Young. 

1 /^ KEAT God, now condescend 
vJT To bless our rising race; 
Soon may their willing spirits bend 

To thy victorious grace. 

2 Oh, what a vast delight 

Their happiness to see; 
Our warmest wishes all unite 
To lead these souls to thee. 

3 Dear Lord, thy Spirit pour 

Upon our infant seed; 
Oh, bring the long'd for happy hour 
That makes them thine indeed ! 



S. M. 



SABI^TH SCHOOLS. 

May they receive thy "Word, 
Confess the Saviour's naine; 

Then follow their despised Lord 
Through the baptismal stream. 



/,/ 



5 Then let our favoured race 
Surround thy sacred board, 
There to adore thy sovereign grace, 

And sing their dying Lord. fellows. 

O I O Importance of Religion to the Young. C. M. 

1 TJELIGION is the chief concern 
X\ Of mortals here below; 
May we its great importance learn, 

It sovereign virtue know. 

2 Religion should our thoughts engage 

Amid our youthful bloom; 
'Twill fit us for declining age. 
And for the solemn tomb. 

3 Oh, may our hearts, by grace renewed, 

Be our Redeemer's throne ; 
And be our stubborn wills subdued, 

His government to own. ' pawcbtt. 

y 7 b Lead Them, My God, to Thee. 6s k 4s. 

1 T EAD them, my God, to thee, 
XJ Lead them to thee, ' 
These children dear of mine, 

Thou gavest mej 
Oh, by thy love divine; 
Lead them, my God, to thee; 

Lead them, lead them. 

Lead them to thee. 

2 When earth looks bright and fair. 

Festive and gay, ; '-'') 

Let no delusive snare 

Lure them astray; 
But from temptation's power 
Lead them, my God, to thee. 

w 399 



SABBATH SCHOOLS. 



3 E'en for such little ones, 

Christ came a child, 
And through this world of sirt 

Moved undefiledj 
Oh, for his sake, I pray. 
Lead them, my God, to thee. , 

4 Yea, thor^gh ray faith be dim, 

I would believe 
That thou this precious gift 

Wilt now receive; 
Oh, take their young hearts now, 
Lead them, my God, to thee. 



ANOX. 



577 



1.". 



The Children cfy, Hosanna! L. M* 

1 TpXALTED Jesus, heavenly King, 
J-J Angels to thee their offerings bring; 
And yet thou scornest not the praise. 
The simplest song that children raise. 

2 And hast thou deigned from high to come, 
And make this fallen world thy home 1 
Yea, bow thee to the cross and grave, 
And die a sinful world to save ? 

3 Crown him with praises, all that live; 
To him your ceaseless homage give ; 
Praises and homage well are due 

To him who gave himself for you. 

4 Exalted Saviour, risen Lord, 
Jesus, by all in heaven adored, ♦ 
Set up with man thy fallen throne. 
And make all hearts on earth thine own. 



O I O The Children Claimed. 

1 /"VIJR children thou dost claim, 
V^ O Lord our God, as thine; 
Ten thousand blessings to thy name 
For goodness so divine ! 



ANON. 



S. M. 



330 



579 



Si|/BBATH SCHOOLS. 

.Thee let the fathers own, 

Thee let the sons adore; 
Joined to the Lord in solemn vows, 

To be forgot no more. ^ '/ 

How great thy mercies, Lord ! 

How plenteous is tuy grace ! 
Which, in the promise of thy love, 

Includes our rising race. 

Our offspring, still thy care, 

Shall own their fathers' God ! 
To latest times thy blessing share. 

And sound thy praise abroad. anon. 

A Blessing Implored. C. M. 

1 r\ LOED, behold us at thy feet, 
V-/ A needy, sinful band; 

As suppliants round thy mercy-seat. 
We come at thy command. 

2 'Tis for our children we would plead, 

The offspring thou hast given; 
Where shall we go, in time of need, 
But to the God of heaven ? 

3 We ask not for them wealth or fame, 

Amid the worldly strife; 
But, in the all-prevailing Name, 
We ask eternal life. 

4 We seek the Spirit's quickening grace, 

To make them pure in heart. 
That they may stand before thy face. 

And see thee as thou art. anon. 



580 



The Teacher^ 8 Prayer. C. M. 

1 "DE ours the bliss in wisdom's way 



To guide untutored youth. 
And lead the mind that went astray 
To virtue and to truth. 



331 



SABBATH SCHOOLS. 






I ' 



2 Delightful work, young souls to win, 

And turn the risir ; race 
From the deceitful paths of sin 
To seek redeeming grace ! 

3 Almighty God, thine influence shed 

To aid this good design; 
The honours of thy name be spread, 



581 



And all the glory thine. 



Psalm IxxviiL 



ANON. 



C. M. 



1 T ET children hear the mighty deeds 
JLJ Which God performed of old. 
Which in our younger years we saw, 

And which our fathers told. 

2 He bids us make his glories known, 

His works of power and grace; 
And we'll convey his wonders dowa 
Through every rising race. 

3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons, 

And they again to theirs. 
That generations yet unborn 
May teach them to their heirs. 

4 Thus shall they learn, in God alone 

Their hope securely stands, > 
That they may ne'er forget his works. 
But practise his commands. watts. 



582 



332 



Israels Shepherd. C. M. 

1 C< EE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand, 
O With all-engaging channs; 
Hark ! how he calls the tender lambs, 

And folds them in his arms ! 

2 " Permit them to approach," he cries, 

" Nor scori their humble name; 
For 'twas to bless such souls as these 
The Lord of angels came." 



DEDICATIONS. 

3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands, • 

And yield them up to thee; 
Joyful that we ourselves are thine, 
Thine let our offspring be ! 

4 If orphans they are left behind, 

Thy guardian care we trust; 
That care shall heal our bleeding hearts. 
While weeping o'er their dust. 

DODDRIDGE. 



DEDICATIONS. 

OOO God! 8 Condescension. L. M. 

1 A ND will the great, eternal God 
-TjL On earth establish his abode 1 
And will he, from his heavenly throne, 
Avow our temples for his own ? 

2 These walls we to thy honour raise; 
Long may they echo with thy praise; 
And thou, descending, fill the place 
With choicest tokens of thy grace. V 

3 Here let the great Bedeemer reign. 
With all the graces of his train; 
While power divine his words 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. 

DODDRIDGE. 



584 



Prayer for the Spirit. 



CM. 



1 C< PIRIT divine, attend our prayer, 
O And make this house thy home; 
Descend with all thy gracious power; 
Oh, come, great Spirit, come 1 



J>EDICATIONS. 



2 Come as the light, — to us reveal • 

Our sinfulness and woe; 
And lead us in the paths of life,. 
Where all the righteous go. 

3 Come as the fire, and purge our hearts. 

Like sacrificial flame; 
Let every soul an oflfering be 
To our Redeemer's name. 

4 Come as the dove, and spread thy wings, 

The wings of peaceful love; 
And let the church on earth become 
Blest as the church above. 



A. REED. 

t) O , , Dedication Hymn. L. M. 

1 /^ GOD the Father, Christ the Son, 
V-/ And Holy Spirit, three in one. 
Accept this gift our hearts hr ^e sought, — 
Our hands in Christian love have wrought. 

2 Here may the light of gospel truth 
Illumine age, enlighten youth; 

In many hearts that grace begin. 
Which saves from sorrow and from sin. 

3 May Jesus here that power display 
Which changes darkness into day. 
And open wide those gates of love 
That lead to blessedness above. 

4 O Jesus Christ, our sovereign Lord, 
By angels and by saints adored. 
Accept this tribute of our praise. 

And with thy glory fill this place. anon. 



li 



! 



586 



334 



Prayer for Divine Blessings. 

1 T" ORD of hosts, to thee we raise 
J-J Here a house of prayer and praise; 
Thou thy people's hearts prepare 
Here to meet for praise and prayer. 



7s. 



DEDICATIONS. 

Let the living here be fed 
With thy Word, the heavenly bread; 
Here, in hope of glory blest, 
May the dead be laid to rest. 

Here to thee a temple stand 
While the sea shall gird the land ; 
Here reveal thy mercy sure 
While the sun and moon endure. 

Hallelujah ! — earth and sky 

To the joyful sound reply; * -^r 

Hallelujah ! — hence ascend 

Prayer and praise till time shall end. 

M0NTQ03IERT. 



587 



Corner-Stone 1 H. ML 

1 /CHRIST is our comer-stone, 
\j On him alone we build; 
With his true saints alone 

The courts of heaven are filled: 
On his great love, 

Our hopes we place 

Of present grace 
And joys above. . 

2 Oh, then, with hymns of praise 

These hallowed courts shall ring ; 
Our voices we will raise 
The Three in One to sing t i 
And thus proclaim 
In joyful song, 
Both loud and long, 
That f^lorious name. 

j3 Here, gracious God, do thou 
For evermore draw nigh, 
Accept each faithful vow, 

And mark each suppliant sigh: 
, In copious shower, »^ -< 

On all who pray, = 

Each holy day. 
Thy blessings pour. 



DfcDICATTONg. 



Here may we gain from heaven 
Tlie gtace which we implore, 
And may that grace, once given, 

Be witji us evermore, 
' Until tliat day, 

When all the blest 
To endless rest 
Are called away. 



588 



Divine Blessing Solicited. 



CHANDLER. 



C. M. 



t ' 



1 f TIO thee this templo we devote, 
JL Our Father and our God ; 

Accept it thine, and seal it now 
Thy Spirit'? 1 >les.t abode. 

2 Here may the prayer of faith ascend. 

The voice of praise arise ; 
Oh, may each lowly service prove 
Accepted sacrifice. 

3 Here may the winner learn his guilt, 

And weep before his Lord ! 
Here, pardoned, sing a Saviour's love. 
And here his vows record. 

4 Here may affliction dry the tear 

And learn to trust in God, 
Convinced it is a Father smites, 
And love that guides the rod. 

5 Peace be within these sacred walls ; 

Prosperity be here ; 
Long smile upon thy people. Lord, 

And evermore be near. j. r. scott. 



A Messing Im/ploved. 



589 

1 TTERE. in thy name, eternal God, 



L.M. 



336 



"We build this earthly house for thee; 
Oh, choose it for thy fixed abode. 
And guard it long from error free. 



() 



DEDICATIONS. 



2 Here, when thy people seek thy face, 

And dying sinners piay to live, 
Hear thou, in heaven, thy dwelling-place, 
And when thou hearest. Lord, forgive 

3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim 

The blessed gospel of thy Son, 
Stlil by the power of his great name 
Be mighty signs and wonders done. 

4 When children's voices raise the song, 

Hosanna ! to their heavenly King, 
Let heaven with earth the strain prolong; 
Hosanna ! let the angels sing. 

5 Thy glory never hence depart; 

Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone; 
Thy kingdom come to every heart; 
In every bosom fix thy throne. 

MONTGOMERY. 



590 



The Blessing Sought. 



CM. 



1 T\EAR. Shepherd of thy people, hear, 
■M-J Thy presence now display; 

As thou hast given a place for prayer, 
So give us hearts to pray. 

2 Within these walls let holy peace. 

And love, and concord, dwell ; 
Here give the troubled conscience ease, 
The wounded spirit heal. 

3 The feeling heart, the melting eye. 

The humbled mi^d bestow; 
And shine upon us from on high, < 
To make our gi^aces grow. 

4 May we in faith receive thy Word, 

In faith present our prayers, 
And in the presence of our Lord 
Unbosom all our cares. 



^7 



DEDICATIONS. 



5 And may the gospers joyful sound, 
Enforced by mighty grace, 
Awaken many sinners round, 
To come and iill the place. 



NEWTON. 



O y i Cowie, Kiny of Glory. H. M. 

1 ri HEAT King of Glory, come, 
vX And with thy favour crown 
This temple as thy dome, 

This people as thy own; > 

Beneath this roof. 

Oh, 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 the Word 
Melodious sound, 
And spread celestial 
Joys around ! 

3 Here may our unborn sons 

And daughters sound thy praise. 
And shine, like polished stones. 
Through long succeeding days; 
Here, Lord, display 
Thy saving power. 
While temples stand, 
And men adore. 

BENJAMIN FRANCIS. 



/ 



592 



A Temple for God. 



L. M. 6l. 



^388 



1 "jMNTHRONED in light, eternal God, 
.M-J The highest heaven is thy abode; 
Yet thou with us wilt deign to dwell; 
Thou lov'st the gates of Zion well; 
On Salem's peaceful hill we raise 
A sacred temple to thy praise. 



.*-- 



/ 



A DEDICATIONS. 

2 Here let the pilgrim find the road 
That leads the wandering soul to God; 
Here sorrow lift her tearful eye, 

^ Allured to brighter scenes on high; 
The weary spirit find repose, 
And at the cross forget her woes. f . 

3 Our God, our fathera' God, we raise 
This sacred temple to thy praise ; 

Here, safe beneath thy sheltering wing, * 
Shall contrite souls their offerings bring, 
Till called to soar and join the song 
"Which swells amid the heavenly throng. 

THOMAS HAWETS. 

1/ O For Laying a Comer-Stone. C. M. 

1 "OUILDER of mighty worlds on worlds, 
XJ How poor the house must be, 
That with our human, sinful hands, 

We may erect for thee. 

2 O Christ, thou art our corner-stone, 

On thee our hopes are built; 
Thou art our Lord, our light, our life, 
Our sacrifice for guilt. ^^ 

3 In thy blest name we gather here, 

And set apart the ground; * 

The walls that on this rock shall rise. 

Thy praises shall resound. ' 

4 May many a soul, from death redeemed. 

In heavenly regions fair, 
With joy exclaim, ** I learned the path - 
To God and glory there." anon. 



A Gift /or God. 



L. M. 



594 

1 TTTHEN" Israel's priest the Iamb did choose, 
W He chose of all the flock the best; 
No poor, no maim'd, no sickly thing 
Upon Jehovah's shrine could rest. 



339 



DEDICATIONS. 



2 When David's son a temple built, 

No common wood or stone was sought, 
But rarest wood, and gold, and gems, 
A house of wondrous beauty wrought. 

3 When Mary would her love display, 

A costly gift did she bestow; g 

And Mary's act the lesson leaves 

That precious things to God should go. 

4 O Lord, this day we bring our gift, 

Not rich, but best we could, and free; 
This desk, this cup, this pool, this house, 
, We dedicate them, Lord, to thee. 

5 Accept, O God, this proffered gift: '^ ■ 

Here let thy Spirit's power be given; ' 

To many souls let this place be 

The house of God — the gate of heav'n. 

ANON. 



r... 1 



,/.' 



59 



5 



God's Temple. 



L. M. 






340 



1 A ND wilt thou, O eternal God, 
jOL. On earth establish thy abode? 
Then look propitious from thy throne. 
And take this temple for thine own. 

2 These walls we to thine honour raise. 
Long may they echo in thy praise; 
And thou, descending, fill the place . 
With the rich tokens of thy grace. 

3 Here may 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 last decisive day. 
When God the nations shall survey, 
May it before the world appear, 
lliousands were bom for glory here. 

SODDRIDQB. 






5fON. 



M. 



MISSIONS. 



OtjK) Dedication. L. M. 

1 f\H., l>ow thine ear, Eternal One I 
\J On thee our heart adoring calk; 
To thee the followers of thy Son 
Have raised and now devote these walls. 

2 Here let thy holy day be kept; 
And be this place, to worship given, 

, Like that bright spot where Jacob slept, 
The house of God — the gate of heaven. 

3 Here may thine honour dwell; and here, 
As incense, let thy children's prayer, 
From contrite hearts and lips sincere. 
Rise on the still and holy air. 

4 Here be thy praise devoutly sung; 
Here let thy trut*h beam forth to save, 
As when, of old, thy Spirit hung, 

On wings of light, o'er Jordan's wave. 

5 And when the lips, that with thy name 
Are vocal now, to dust shall turn. 

On others may devotion's flame 

Be kindled here, and purely bum. anon. 



MISSIONS. 



•GB. 



597 



Prayer for the Success of the Gospel. C. M. 

1 /^ REAT God, the nations of the earth 
vJT Are by creation tliine; 

And in thy works, by all beheld, 
Thy radiant glories shine. 

2 But, Lord, thy greater love has sent 

Thy gospel to mankind, 
Unveiling what rich stores of grace 
Are treasured in thy mind. 

341 



MISSIONS. 



I 



Oh, when shall these glad tidings spread 

The spacious earth around, 
Till every tribe and every soul 

Shall hear the joyful sound ? 

Smile, Lord, on each divine attempt 

To spread the gospel's rays, 
And build on sin's demolished throne 

The temples of thy praise. t. oibbons. 



598 



Christ^ 8 Universal Reign. L. M. 

1 T'ESXJS shall reign where'er the sun 
^ Does his successive journeys run; 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 

2 To him shall endless prayer be made, i 
And endless praises crown his head ; 

His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice. 

3 People and realms of every tongue .; : 
Dwell on his love with sweetest song; 
And infant voices shall proclaim ? 
Their early blessings on his name. 

4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns; 
The joyful prisoner bursts his chains; 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

6 Let every creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honours to our King; 
Angels descend with songs again, , 
And earth repeat the loud Amen. 



O 



WATTS. 

t) tJ Divine Power Supplicated. L. M. 

1 A RM of the Lord, awake, awake; 

XjL Put on thy strength, the nations shake; 
Now let the world, adoring, see 
Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee. 
842 



MISSIONS. 



2 Say to the heathen, from thy throne, 
" I am Jehovah, Gqd alone ;" 

Thy voice their idols shall confound, 
And cast their altars to the ground. 

3 Let Zion's time of favour come; 
Oh, bring the tribes of Israel home ! 
Soon may our wondering eyes behold 
Gentiles and Jews in Jesus' fold. 

4 Almighty God, thy grace proclaim 
Through every clime, of every name; 
Let adverse powers before thee fall. 
And crown the Saviour Lord of all, 

W. SHRUBSOLBL 



600 



MifiHonaries Encouraged. 



L. M. 



1 'VT'E Christian heralds, go, proclaim 

J- Salvation in Immanuel's name; 
To distant climes the tidings bear, 
^^ And plant the rose of Sharon there. 

2 He'll shield you with a wall of fire, 
"With holy- zeal your hearts inspire ; 
Bid raging winds their fury cease. 
And calm the savage breast to peace. 

3 And when our labours all are o'er. 
Then shall we meet to part no more; 

: Meet, with the blood-bought throng to fall, 
And crown the Saviour Lord of all. 

ANON. 



601 



Glorious Prospects. 



8s, 7s & 4s. 



1 /^'ER the gloomy hills of darkness, 
V_/ Look, my soul, be still and gaze; 
See the promises advancing 
To a glorious day of grace : 

Blessed jubilee, 
Let thy glorious morning dawn. 



r',1 



MISSIONS. 



2 Let the dark, benighted pagan. 

Let the rude barbaiian see 
That divine and glorious conquest 
Once obtained on Calvary: 

Let the gospel 
Loud resound from pole to pole. 

3 Eangdoms wide, that sit in darkness, 

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light ; 
Now, from eastern coast to western. 
May the morning chase the night : 

Let redemption. 
Freely purchased, win the day. 

4 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel; 

"Win and conquer, never cease; • 
May thy lasting, wide dominions 

Multiply and still increase; \ 

' Sway thy sceptre. 

Saviour, all the world around. 

W. WILl^^IAMS. 



602 



Prayer /or the Heathen. 8s, 7s & 4s. 



1 /^'ER the realms of pagan darkness 
V-/ Let the eye of pity gaze; 

See the kindreds of the people 
Lojt in sin's bewildering maze; 
Darkness brooding 
O'er the face of all the earth. 

2 Light of them that sit in darkness. 

Rise and shine; thy blessings bring: 
Light to lighten all the Gentiles, 

Rise with healing in thy wing; 
To thy brightness 
Let all kings and nations come. — 

3 May the heathen, now adoring 

Idol gods of wood and stone, 
Come, and, worshipping before him, 
Serve the living God alone : 

Let thy glory 
Fill the earth as floods the sea. 



344 



HI8SI0KS. 

4 Thou, to whom all power is ^ven, , 
Speak the word: at thy command, 
Let the company of heralds 

Spread thy name from land to land; 

Lord, he with them 
Alway, to the end of time. 



<30TTERILL. 



603 



AMS. 

4s. 



^Success of the Gospel 7s & 6s, 

rriHE morning light is breaking; 
jL The darkness disappears; 
The sons of earth are waking 

To penitential tears; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar 
Of nations in commotion, 

Prepared for Zion's war. 

Rich dews of grace come o'er us 

In many a gentle shower, 
And brighter scenes before us 

Are opening every hour : 
Each cry, to heaven going. 

Abundant answers brings, 
And heavenly gales are blowing, 

With peace upon their wings. 

See heathen nations bending 

Before the God we love. 
And thousand hearts ascending 

In gratitude above; 
While sinners, now confessing, 

The gospel call obey, 
And seek the Saviour's blessing— 

A nation in a day. 

Blest river of salvation. 

Pursue thy onward way; 
Flow thou to every nation, 

Nor in thy richness stay; 
Stay not till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home; 
Stay not till all the holy 

Proclaim, " The Lord is come." flBOTH, 
X 846 



rr 



MISSIONS. 



604 






Conversion of the Heathen. Ts" <fc 6«. 

1 "ITIROM Greenland's icy mountains, 
JD From India c coral strand. 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sandf 
From many an ancient river, 

From many a palmy plain, 
They call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle. 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile; 
In vain, with lavish kindness, 

The gifts of God are strownf 
,The heathen, in his blindness, 

Bows down to wood and stone; 

3 Can we, whose soul^ are lighted ^ . 

By wisdom from on high, — "* ' 
Can we, to men benighted, 

The lamp of life deny? 
Salvation ! oh, salvation I 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till earth's remotest nation 

Has learned Messiah's name; 

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story; 

And you, ye waters roll, 
Till, like a sea of glory, * 

It spreads from pole to pole; 
Till o'er our ransomed nature 

The Lamb, for sinners slain. 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign. HEBER. 

OUO Chfistians in Convention. L. M. 

1 A SSEMBLEB at thy great command, 
J-jL Before thy face, dread King, we stand: 
The voice that marshalled every star, 
Has called thy people from afar. 

846 



6 



MISSIONS. 



Wo meet, through distant lands to spread 
The truth for which the martyrs bled; 
Along the line, to either pole, 
The anthem of thy praise to roll. 

Our prayers .ssist; accept our praise; 
Our hopes revive; our courage raise; 
Our counsels aid ; to each impart 
The single eye, the faithful heart. 

Forth with thy chosen heralds come, 
Recall the wandering spirits home : 
From Zion's mount send forth the sound. 
To spread the spacious earth around. 

COLLYEK. 



606 



Jeaua the Conq^ieror. 



CM. 



1 TESUS, immortal King, arise; 



Assart thy rightful sway; 
Till earth, subdued, its tribute brings. 
And distant lands obey. 

Ride forth, victorious conqueror, lide. 

Till all thy foes submit, 
And all the powers of hell resign 

Their trophies at thy foet. 

Send forth thy Word, and let it fly 

This spacious earth around, 
Till every soul beneath the sun 

Shall hear the joyful sound. ieymour. 



607 



Jesus Reigns. 

1 TXTAKE the song of jubilee, 

T T Let it echo o'er the sea ! 
Now is come the promised hour; 
Jesus reigns with glorious power ! 

2 All ye nations, join and sing, 

Praise your Saviour, praise your King; 
Let it sound from shore to shore, 
" Jesus reigns for evermore !" 



7s. 



Zil 



Missioira. 



3 Hark 1 the desert lands rejoice, 
And the islands join their voice; 
Joy 1 the whole creation sings, 
** Jesus is the King of kings 1" bacon. 



608 



Light Advcmcing ! 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1 1" OOK, yp saints ! the day is breaking; 
JLi Joyfu i Icr are near at hand; 
God, the mij. t.v ( h 1, is speaking 

By his Woi ... e ve^y land: 

Day advances- ? 

* Darkness flies at his command. 

2 Oh, 'tis pleasant, 'tis reviving 

To our hearts, to hear, each day, 
Joyful news, from far arriving, 
How the gospel wins its way. 

Those enlightening 
Who in death and darkness lay ! 

3 God of Jacob, high and glorious, . 

Let thy people see thy hand ! 
Let the gospel be victorious. 

Through the world, in every land; 

Then shall idols 
Perish, Lord, at thy command. kelly. 

uUt/ Prayer for Success. S. M. 

1 r\ LORD, our God I arise; 

\J The cause of truth maintain ; 
And wide o'er all the peopled world 
Extend her blessed reign. 

2 Thou Prince of Life! arise; ' * 

Nor let thy glory cease; ^" , 

Far spread the conquests of thy grace, 
And bless the earth with peace. 

3 Thou Holy Ghost ! arise; 

Extend thy healing wing. 
And, o'er a dark and ruined world. 
Let light and order spring. 



MISSIONS. 



All on the earth ! arise ; 

To God the Saviour sing; 
From shore to shore, from earth to heaven, 

Let echoing anthems ring. 

C. WESLEY. 



610 



The Same. 



S.M. 



1 /"\ GOD of sovereign grace, 
\J "We bow before thy throne, 
And plead, for all the human race, 

The merits of thy Son. 

2 Spread through the earth, O Lord, 

The knowledge of thy ways; 
And let all lands with joy record 
• The great Redeemer's praise. 

C. WESLEY. 



611 



The Same. 



S.M. 






1 r\ THOU, whom we adore! 
\J To bless our earth again, 
Assume thine own almighty power, 

And o'er the nations reign. 

2 The world's Desire and Hope, — 

All power to thee is given; 
Now set the last great empire up, 
Eternal Lord of heaven! 

3 A gracious Saviour, thou 

Wilt ail chy creatures bless; 
And every knee to thee shall bow. 
And every tongue confess. 

4 According to thy Word, 

Now \te thy grace revealed; 
And witii the knowledge of the Lord, 



Let all the earth be filled. 



C. WBSLEY. 



MISSIONS. 



612 



The Song of Jubilee. 



1 TTARK ! the song of jubilee, 
XX Loud as mighty thunders roar, 
Or the fulness of the sea, 

When it breaks upon the shore ! 
Hallelujah ! for the Lord 

God Omnipotent shall reign : 
Hallelujah ! let the word 

Echo round the earth and main. . 

2 Hallelujah ! hark ! the sound. 

From the centre to the skies. 
Wakes above, beneath, around. 

All creation's harmonies. 
See Jehovah's banner furled, 

Sheathed his sword, he speaks — 'tis done; 
And the kingdoms of this world 

Are the kingdoms of his Son. ' ' 

3 " He shall reign from pole to pole 

With illimitable sway; 
He shall reign, when, like a scroll, ' 

Yonder heavens have passed away; 
Then the end: — beneath his rod 

Man's last enemy shall fall: 
Hallelujah ! Christ in God, 

God in Christ is all in all." 

MONTGOMERY. 



The Commission. 



L. M. 



613 

1 " /^ O, preach my gospel," saith the Lord ; 

VJT "Bid the whole earth my grace receive: 
He shall be saved that trusts my Word; 
And he condemned who'll not 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 shall do. 
360 



MISSIONS. 



" Teach, all the nations my commands^ 
I'm with you till the world shall en( 



you till tlie world snail end ! 
All power is trusted in my hands; 
I can destroy, and I defend." 

4 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 tneir ascended Ood. watts. 



614 



Spread the Truth. 



6s (fe 4fl. 



1 CI OUND, sound the truth abroad, 
O Bear ye the Word of God 

Through the wide world; 
Tell what our Lord has done, 
Tell how the day is won, 
And from his lofty throne 

Satan is hurled. 

2 Far over sea and land, ' 
'Tis our Lord's own Gommand, 

Bear ye his name; 
Bear it to every shore, 
Regions unknown explore, 
Enter at every door — » 

Silence is shame. 

:3 When on the mighty deep. 
He will their spirits keep. 

Stayed on his Word; 
When in a foreign land. 
No other friend at hand, 
Jesus will by them stand — 

Jesus, their Lord. 

"4 Ye who, forsaking all 

At your loved Mastei''s call, 

Comforts resign; , 

Soon will the work bo done; 
iSoon will the prize be won; 
Brighter than yonder sun 
Then shall ye shine. thomas ebllt. 

351 






HI8BI0NB. 

615 The Spirit Invoked. 8s, Ts <& 4ft. 

1 TllTHO but thon, almighty Spirit, 

T V Can the heathen world reclaim? 
Men may preach, but, till thou favour, 
Heathens will be still the same: 

Mighty Spirit, 
Witness to the SaYiour's name. 

2 Thou hast promised, by thv"^ prophets, 

Glorious light in latter days : 
Come, and bless bewildered nations; 
Change our prayers and tears to praise r 

Promised Spirit, 
Bound the world diffuse thy rays. 

3 All our hopes, and prayers, and laboois 

Must be vain without thy aid ; 
But thou wilt not disappoint us; 1 j 
All is true that thou hast said: 

Gracious Spirit, 
O'er the world thy influence shed. 

**^EB.lFE,A8,'* Evangelical MagoMtmi. 



6 lb The Earth ta be the Lord^f, L. M. 

1 Q< OON may the last glad song arise, 

lO Through all the myriads of the skies — 
That song of triumph which records 
That all the earth is now the Lord's* 

2 Let thrones, and powers, and kingdoms h& 
Obedient, mighty God, to thee; 

And over land, and stream, and main, 
Now wave the sceptre ©f thy reign. 

3 Oh, let that glorious anthem swell; 
Let host to host the triumph tell. 
That not one rebel heart remains, 

But over all the Saviour reigns. anok. 

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MISSIONS. 



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617 



SsdsTs. 
" fforKXu/r the Lord with Thy Substance.** 

1 Xl^T'ITH my substance I will lionour 

T T My Redeemer and my Lord; 
"Were ten thousand worlds my manor. 
All were nothing to his Word. 

2 While the heralds of salvation 

His abounding grace proclaim, 
Let his friends, of every station, 
Gladly join to spread his fame. 

3 Be his kingdom now promoted, 

Let the earth her Monarch know; 
Be my all to him devoted; 
' To my Lord my all I owe. 

4 Praise the Saviour, all ye nations I 

Praise him, all ye hosts above ! 
Shout, with joyful acclamations. 
His divine, victorious love ! 

BENJAMIN FBANCISL 



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618 



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" Thy Kingdom Come.** S. M. 

1 /^OME, kingdom of our God, 

V-^ Sweet reign of light and love ! 
Shed peace, and hope, and joy abroad. 
And wisdom from above. 

2 Over our spirits first 

Extend thy healing reign; 
There rai* e and quench the sacred thirst. 
That never pains again. 

3 Come, kingdom of our God ! 

And make the broad earth thine; 
Stretch o'er her lands and isles the rod 
That flowers with grace divine. 

4 Soon may all tribes be blest 

With fruit from life's glad tree; 
. And in its shade, like brothers rest, 

Sons of one family. johnsl 

363 



MISSIONS. 



619 



7s & 6s. 
Prayer for Miseioriaries Leaving Home. 

1 "pOLL on, thou mighty ocean; 
Xv And, as thy billows flow, 
Bear messengers of mercy 

To every land below. 
Arise, ye gales, and waft them 

Safe to the destined shore; 
That man may sit in darkness 

And death's black shade no more. 

2 thou, eternal Ruler, 

Who boldest in thine arm 
The tempests of the ocean. 

Protect them from all harm ! 
Thy presence. Lord, be with them. 

Wherever they may be; 
Though far from us, who love them, 

Still let them be with thee. 

PRATTS COLL. 






620 



Tidings of Success. 7s. 

1 TIT ARK ! the distant isles proclaim 
.HI- Glory to Messiah's name; 
Hymns of praise unheard before, 
Echo from the farthest shore. 

2 Hearts that once were taught to own 
Idol gods of wood and stone, 

Now to light and life restored, 
Honour Jesus as their Lord. 

3 Blessed Saviour, still proceed ; 
Bid the glorious conquest speed; 
Let this first refreshing ray 

Brighten to a perfect day. anon. 



621 



Home Missions. 



7s & 6s. 



^4 



1 /^\UR country's voice is pleading, 
v-/ Ye men of God, arise ! 
His providence is leading. 
The land before you lies; 



(jbuR COUNTRY. 

Day gleams are o'er it brightening 
And promise clothes the soil; 

Wide fields for harvest whitening, 
Invite the reaper's toil. 

2 The love of Christ unfolding, 

Speed on from east to west, ♦ 
Till all, his cross beholding. 

In him are fully blest. 
Great Author of salvation, 

Haste, haste the glorious day. 
When we, a ransomed nation, 

Thy sceptre shall obey. 



ANON. 



OUR COUNTRY. 



HUMILIATION. 



\)juJj Humiliation. C. M. 

1 C< EE, gmcious God, before thy throne, 
k5 Thy mouiming people bend ! 

'Tis on thy sovereign grace alone. 
Our humble hopes depend. 

2 Alarming judgments from thy hand, 

Thy dreadful power display; 
Yet mercy spares this guilty land. 
And yet we live to pray. 

3 Oh, bid us turn, Almighty Lord, 

By thy resistless grace; 
Then shall our hearts obey thy Word, 
And humbly seek thy face. Steele. 

O-ZO Psalm Ix. C. M. 

1 T" ORD, thou hast scourged our guilty land : 

JLJ Behold, thy people mourn; 

Shall vengeance ever guide thy hand*? ;' ' 

Shall mercy ne'er return ] 

366 



HUMILIATION. 

Beneath the terrors of thine eye, / , > 
Earth's haughty towers decay; ' ' 

Thy frowning mantle spreads the sky, 
And mortals melt away. 

Our Zion trembles at the stroke. 

And dreads thy lifted hand ; 
Oh, heal the people thou hast broke, 

And save the sinking land. 

Attend our armies to the fight, 

And be their guardian God; 
In vain shall numerous powers unite 

Against thy lifted rod. 

Our troops, beneath thy guiding hand, 

Shall gain a glad renown : 
'Tis God who makes the feeble stand. 

And treads the mighty down. watts. 



624 



For our Country. C. M. 

1 T" ORD, while for all mankind we pray, 
-LJ Of every clime and coast, 

Oh, hear us for our native land — 
The land we love the most. 

2 Oh, guard our shore from every foe, 

"With peace our borders bless. 
With prosperous times our cities crown. 
Our fields with plenteousness. 

3 Unite us in the sacred love 

Of knowledge, truth, and thee ; 
And let our hills and valleys shout 
The songs of liberty. 

4 Hero may religion, pure and mild. 

Smile on our Sabbath hours; 
And piety and virtue bless 
The home of us and ours. 

5 Lord of the nations, thus to thee 

Our country we commend ; 
Be thou her refuge and her triist, 



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Her everlasting Friend. 



WBEFOBD. 



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OCR COUNTRY. 



625 



For Belief from Pestilence. 



CM. 



1 TN grief and fear, to thee, O Lord, 
X For succour now we fly; 
Thine awful judgments are abroad, 

Oh, shield us lest we die. 

2 The fell disease on every side 

Walks forth with tainted breath; 
And pestilence, with rapid stride. 
Bestrews the land with death. 

3 Oh, look tv^ith pity on the scene 

Of sadness and of dread, 
And let thine angel stand between 
The living and the dead. 

4 With contrite hearts to thee, our King, 

We turn, who oft have strayed; 
Accept the sacrifice we bring, 
And let the plague be stayed. 

WILLIAM BULLOCK. 



626 



Psalm xliv. L. M. 

1 TX7HEN Israel, of the Lord beloved, 

T T Out from the land of bondfi,ge came. 
Her fathers' God before her moved. 
An awful guide, in smoke and flame. 

2 By day, along th' astonished lands. 

The cloudy pillar glided slow; 
By night, Arabia's crimsoned s^^nds 
Keturned the fiery column's glow. 

3 Thus present still, though now unseen, 

O Lord, when. shines the prosperous day. 
Be thoughts of thee a cloudy screen. 
To temper the deceitful ray ! 

4 And, oh ! when gathers on our path. 

In shade and storm, the frequent night. 
Be thou long-suffering, slow to wrath, 
A burning and a shining light. 

SIR WALTER SCOTT. 



HUMILIATION. 



\)j1J I A People Fraying. 8s <k 7s. 

READ Jehovah ! God of nations ! ' 
From thy temple in the skies, 
Hear thy people's supplications ; 
Now for their deliverance rise. 



^D 



2 Though our sins, our hearts confounding, 

Long and loud for vengeance call. 
Thou hast mercy more abounding : 
Jesus' blood can cleanse them all. 

3 Let that love veil our transgression; 

Let that blood our guilt efface; 

Save thy people from oppression; 

Save from spoil thy holy pl9,ce. 

4 Lo ! with deep contritioii turning, 

Humbly at thy feet we bend; 
Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning. 
Hear us, spare us, and defend ! 



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628 



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SfS 



Mercy Untreated. 8s, 7s 

1 "TTISIT, Lord, this; ]and in mercy, 

V Bid its storms ani t') r-ors ceas^e; 
Rise in beautervs radimci o >r us, 
Sun of Righteousnebs ana Peace : 

God of nations. 
Grant from woes a long release. 

2 Throw thy shield of strong protection 

All thy favoured land around : 
Under thy benign direction, 
Let its ruling minds be found; 

Peace diffusing 
To the nation's utmost bound. 

3 Let not such a land of beauty 

Lie beneat'i the clouds of sin; 
Or ward urge its glorious duty, 
Moral \ictories to win; 

No w in mercy. 
Let its brightest days begin. 



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4s. 






THANKSOIVINO. 

4 Oh, let smiling peace bend o'er it, 
Oh, let constant plenty crown; 
Let contention flee before it. 
Let it tread all evil down; 

While dark discord 
Sinks beneath a nation's frown. 



A50N. 



629 



Prayer for Mercy. 



1 TXTHY, O God ! thy people spurn? r 

Y V Why permit thy wrath to bum % 
God of mercy! turn once more, — 
All our broken hearts restore. 

2 Thou hast made our land to quake, 
Heal the sorrows thou dost make; 
Bitter is the cup we drink. 
Suffer not our souls to sink. 

3 Be thy banner now unfurled, 
Show thy truth to all the world; 
Save us, Lord, we cry to thee. 
Lift thine arm — thy chosen free. 

4 Give us now relief from pain, — 
Human aid is all in vain : 

We, through God, shall yet prevail, 

He will help when foes assail. 

HATFIELD. 



THANKSGIVING. 



630 



Prayer for Our Country. 6s & 4s. 



1 f^ OD bless our native land ! 
vT Firm may she ever stand, 

Through storm and night: 
When the wild tempests rave, 
Ruler of wind and wave, 
Do thou our country save 
By thy great might ! - ^ ; 



350 



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THANKSGIVINa. 

I For her our prayer shall rise 
To God, above the skies; — 

On him we wait : ^ 

Thou who art ever nigh, 
Guarding with watchful eye, 
To thee aloud we cry, 

God save the State ! 

JOHN S. DWIGHT. 



631 



" God has Helped Us." 8s, 7s & 4s. 

1 "■piBENEZER! God is with us !" 

S-J Sang our fathers long ago : 
** Ebenezer ! God is with us ! " 
Sing their grateful children now : 

Ebenezer ! 
Every knee in worship bow. 

2 Blessing now and adoration; 

Young and old in concert sing; 
S'ug in lofty jubilation 

To our great Redeemer, King; 

Grace and mercy 
His right arm alone did bring. 

3 " Ebenezer ! God is with us !" 

Echo down the stream of time, 
" Ebenezer !" till the story 
From the hills of glory chime, 

And the angels 
Swell, the glorious song sublime. 



( 



ANON. 



632 



360 



Praise for Goodness. 7s. 

1 "pRAISE, oh, praise our God and King, 
JL Hymns of adoration sing; 

For his mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

2 Praise him that he made the sun 
Day by day his course to run ; 
And the silver moon by night, 
Shining with her gentle Kght. 



THANKSOrVING. 



WIGHT. 



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ANON. 

7s. 
:ing, 



3 Praise him that he gave the rain 
, To mature the swelling grain; 

And hath bid the fruitful field 
/ Crops of precious increase yield. / 

4 Praise him for our harvest-store, — 
He hath filled the gamer-floor, — 
And for richer food than this, 
Pledge of everlasting bliss. 

5 Glory to our bounteous King ! 
Glory let Creation sing ! 
Glory to the Father, Son, 
And blest Spirit, Three in One. 

H. W. BAKER. 



Thanks for all Blessings. 



633 

1 "pRAISE to God, immortal praise, 

X For the love that crowns our days ; 
Bounteous Source of every joy. 
Let thy praise our tongues employ. 

2 Flocks that whiten all the plain, r- 
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain; 
Clouds that drop their fattening dews, 
Suns that temperate warmth difi'use. 

3 All that spring with bounteous hand 
Scatters o'er the smiling land; • 
All that liberal autumn poi.\rs 
From her rich, o'erflowing stores, — 

4 Lord, for these our souls shall raise 
Grateful vows and solemn praise ; 
And when every blessing's flown. 
Love thee for thyself alone. 



7s. 



634 



MRS. BARBAULD. 



Foi' a Bountiful Harvest. 6s <fc 4s. 

THE God of harvest praise; 
In loud thanksgiving raise ; 
Hand, heart aisd voice; 

Y 361 



MP 



635 



362 



THANKSGIVING. 

The valleys smile and sing, 
Forests and mountains ring, 
The plains their tribute brings 
The streams rejoice. • 

Yea, bless his holy name, 

And purest thanks proclaim < , 

Through all the earth ; . 

To glory in your lot 
Is duty, — but be not 
God's benefits forgot 

Amidst your mirth. 

The God of harvest praise ; ♦ 
Hands, hearts and voices raise, 

With sweet accord; 
From field to garner throng. 
Bearing your sheaves along, * 

And in your harvest song ' ^ ^ ? 

Bless ye the Lord. . Montgomery, 

Thanksgiving. " ■' L. M, 

GREAT God, as seasons disappear. 
And changes mark the rolling year, 
Til Y favour still doth crown our days, - 
Ana we would celebrate thy praise. 

The harvest song we would repeat : 
" Thou givest us the finest wheat :" 
"The joy of harvest" we have known — 
The praise, O Lord, is all thine own. 

Our tables spread, our garners stored. 
Oh, give us hearts to bless thee. Lord; 
Forbid it, Source of light and love. 
That hearts and lives should barren prove. 

Another harvest comes apace; 
Mature our spirits by thy grace, 
That we may calmly meet the blow 
The sickle gives to lay us low; — 

That so, when angel reapers come 

To gather shea'^es to thy blest home, 

Our spirits may be borne on high 

To thy safe gamer n the sky. e. butcher. 



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TEMPERANCE. 



The Year Crowned with Goodness. L. M. 



636 

1 Tj^ TERN A L Source of every joy, 

. Xli Thy praise may well our lips employ, 
While in thy temple we appear, 
Whose goodness crowns the circling year. 

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, / ' 
Thy hand supports the steady pole ; 

The sun is taught by thee to rise. 

And darkness when to veil the skies. > 

3 The flowery spring, at thy command, 
Embalms the air and paints the land; 
The summer rays with vigour shine; 
To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 

4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours 
Through all our coasts abundant stores; 
And winters, softened by thy care, 

No more a dreary aspect wear. ' 

6 Still be the cheerful homage paid 

With morning light and evening shade; 
Seasons and months and weeks and days 
Demand successive songs of praise. 

DODDRIDGE. 



TEMPERANCE. 



637 



Mourn for the Lost! S. M. 

1 ~[l yrOXJRN for the thousands slain, 
-Lt-L The youthful and the strong ; 
Mourn for the wine-cup's fearful reign, 

And the deluded throng. 

2 Mourn for the tarnished gem — ^ 

For reason's light divine, 
' Quenched from the soul's bright diadem, 
Where God had bid it shine. 

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TEMPERANCE. 

Mourn for tho ruined soul — 

Eternal life and light 
Lost by the fiery, maddening bowl, 

And turned to hopeless night. 

Mourn for the lost — but call, 

Call to the strong, the free; 
Kouse them to shun that dreadful fall, 

And to the refuge flee. 

Mourn for the lost — but pray, 

Pray to our God above, 
To break the fell destroyer's sway, 

And show his saving love. anon. 



638 



Weep for the Lost f C. M. 

1 TTTEEP for the lost ! thy Saviour wept 

T ▼ O'er Salem's hapless doom; 
He wept, to think their day was past, 
And come their night of gloom. 

2 Weep for the lost ! apostles wept, 

That men should error choose; 
That dying men should Christ reject. 
And endless life refuse. 

3 Weep for the lost ! the lost mil weep. 

In that long night of woe, 
On which no star of hope will rise, 
And tears in vain will flow. 

4 Weep for the lost ! Lord, make us weep, 

And toil, with ceaseless care. 
To save our friends, ere yet they pass 

That point of deep despair. colver. 



Deliverance /or the Drunkard. L. M. 



639 

1 "DONDAGE and death the cup contains; 
X) Dash to the earth the poisoned bowl I 
Softer than silk are iron chains, 

Compared with those that chafe the soul. 



364 



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TEMPERANCE. 

2 Hosannas, Lord, to thee we sing, 

Whose power the giant fiend obeys ! 
What countless thousands tribute bring, 
For happier homes and brighter days ! ^ 

3 Thou wilt not break the bruised reed, "*" 

Nor leave the broken heart unbound; * 
The wife regains a husband freed ! 
The orphan clasps a father found ! 

4 Spare, Lord, the thoughtless ! guide the blind ! 

Till man no more shall deem it just 
To live, by forging chains to bind 

His weaker brother in the dust. sargent. 



t)~rU A Temperance Hymn. L. M. 

1 /^ RE AT God, whose hand outpours the rills 
vT And springs that bui-st from all the hills, 
At whose command the rock was riven. 

Who send'st on all thy rain from heaven. 

2 We bless thee for the crystal draught ., 
By sinless man in Eden quaffed ; 

Type of that fount whose streams above, 
Flood endless worlds with life and love ! 

3 If there the drunkard may not dwell, - 
But woes crowd thick his paths to hell, 
Oh, wake and help us. Lord, to save f 
Their souls from thirst beyond the grave ! 

4 Help them to heed thy Word divine, 
And look not on the crimson wine, 
To fear and flee th' accursed thing 
As serpent's bite or adder's sting. 

5 Stay thou, Lord, the tide of death ! 
E«buke the demon's blasting breath ! , • 
And speed, oh, speed, on every shore, 

The day when strong drink slays no more ! 

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TIME AND ETERNITY. 



641 

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-^(/e from the Dead I 

LIFE from the dead, Almighty God, 
Tis thine alone to give; 
To lift the poor inebriate up, 
And bid the helpless live. 

life from tLe dead ! for those -ne plead 
Fast bound in passion's chain. 

That, from their iron fetters freed. 
They wake to life again. 

Life from the dead ! quickened by thee, 
Be all their powers inclined 

To temperance, truth, and piety, 
And pleasures pure, refined. 

And may they by thy help abide. 
The tempter's power withstand; 

By grace restored and purified. 
In Christ accepted stand. 



C. M. 



ANON. 



TIME AND ETERNITY. 



M 



OLD AND NEW YEAR. 



642 



866 



Close of the Yea/r. ' L. M. 

1 /^UR helper, God, we bless thy name, 
yj Whose love forever is the same; 
The tokens of whose gracious care 
Begin and crown and close the year. 

2 Amid ten thousand snares we stand. 
Supported by thy guardian hand ; 
And see, when we revjiew our ways. 
Ten thousand monuments of praise. 

3 Thus far thine arm has led us on; 
Thus far we make thy mercy known; 
And while we tread this desert land. 
New mercies shall new songs demand. 






TIME Al^D ETERNITY. 



Our grateful souls on Jordan's shore 
Shall raise one sacred pillar more, 
Then bear, in thy bright courts above, 
Inscriptions of immortal love. doddridqk. 



643 



The Coming Year. 



CM. 



1 /^TJR Father! through the coming year 
yj We know not what shall be ; 

But we would leave without a fear 
Its ordering all to thee. 

2 It may be we shall toil in vain 

For what the wox*ld holds fair; 
And all the good we thought to gain, 
Deceive and prove but care. 

3 It may be it shall darkly blend 

Our love with anxious fears, 
And snatch away the valued friend, — 
The tried of many years. 

4 It may be it shall bring us days 

And nights of lingering pain; 
And bid us take a farewell gaze 
Of these loved haunts of men. 

5 But calmly, Lord, on thee we rest ^ 

No fears our trust shall move; 
Thou knowest what for each|is best. 



And thou art perfect love. 



644 



▲NGN. 



L. M. 



Gratitude for the Past. 

1 /^ HEAT God, we sing that mighty hand, 
VX By which supported stUl we stand; 
The opening year thy mercy shows; 

Let mercy crown it till it close., 

2 By day, by night, at home, abroad, 
Still we are guarded by our God; 
By his incessant bounty fed. 

By his unerring counsel led. 



3«7 



OLD AND NEW TEAR. 



3 With grateful hearts the past we own^ 
The future, — all to us unknown,-^ 
We to thy guardian care commit, 
And peaceful leave before thy feet. 

4 In scenes exalted or depressed, 

Be thou our joy and thou our rest; 
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise, 
Adored through all our changing days. 

5 When death shall close our earthly songs. 
And seal in silence mortal tongues. 

Our helper, God, in whom we trust, 
In brighter worlds our souls shall boast. 

DODDRIDGE. 



645 



Close of the Year. 



CM. 



1 Tj EMARK, my soul, the narrow bound 
X\ Of each revolving year; 

How swift the weeks complete their round t 
How shoH the months a^earl 

2 So fast eternity comes on, 

And that important day, 
« WhOTk all that mortal life hath done 
God's judgment shall survey. 

Z Yet like an idle tale we pass 
The swift revolving year, 
And study artful ways t* increase 
The speed of its career. 

4 Awake, O God, my careless heart 

Its great concerns to see, 
Thau I may act the Christian part^ 
And give the year to thee. 

5 So shall their course more grateful roll. 

In future years arise; 
Or this shall bear my waiting soul 
To joy beyond the skies. doddridoe. 



TIME AND ETEBiriTT. 



646 



New Yea/f'a Day, 



7s. 



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RIDOB. 

CM. 
Eld 

ind! 



1 TTTHILE, with ceaseless course, the son 

▼ V Hasted through the former year, 
Many souls their race have run, 

Never more to meet us here : 
Fixed in an eternal state, 

They have done with all below; 
We a little longer wait, 

But how little, none can know. 

2 As the winged arrow flies 

Speedily the mark to find; 
As the lightning from the skies 

Darts and leaves no trace behind; 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream : 
Upward, Lord, our spirits I'aise ! 

All below is but a dream. 

3 Thanks for mercies ^ast receive; 

Pardon of our sins renew; 
Teach us, henceforth, how to live. 

With eternity in view; 
Bless thy Word to old and young; 

Fill us with a Saviour's love; 
When our life's short race is run. 

May we dwell with thee above. 

NEWTON. 



647 



The New Year. 



5s & 12s. 



RIIIOIL 



1 p<OME, let us anew 

\J Our journey pursue, — 
Roll round with the year. 
And never stand still till the Master appear; 
His adorable will 
Let us gladly fulfil, 
^ And our talents improve 
By the patience of hope, and the labour of love. 

369 



OLD AlHD NEW YEAR. 

' 2 Our lifo is a dream; 

Our time, as a stream, 

Glides swiftly away, 
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay; 

The arrow is flown; 

The moment is gone; 

The millennial year 
Hushes on to our view, and eternity's near. 

3 Oh, that each, in the day 

Of his coming, may say, 

" I have fought my way through; 
I have finished the work thou did'st give me to do;" 

Oh, that each from his Lord 

May receive the glad word, 

"Well and faithfully done; 
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne." 

' C. WESLEY. 



648 



Prayer for a Blessing. 



CM. 



370 



1 "VrOW, gracious Lord, thine arm reveal, 
-L^ And make thy glory known; 
Now let us all thy presence feel. 

And soften hearts of stone. 

2 From all the guilt of former sin 

May mercy set us free; 
And let the year we now begin. 
Begin and end with thee. 

3 Send down thy Spirit from above. 

That saints may love thee more, 
And sinners now may learn to love, 
Who never loved before. 

4 And when before thee we appear, 

In our eternal home. 
May growing numbers worship here. 
And praise thee ia our room. 

NEWTON. 



TIME AND ETERNITY. 



b4t/ Looking Forward/ C. M. 

1 A ND now, my soul, another year ' 
J\. Of thy short life is past; 

I cannot long continue here. 
And this may be my last. 

2 Awake, my soul; with utmost care 

Thy true condition learn; 
What are thy hopes ? how sure 1 how fair ] 
What is thy great concern 1 

3 Behold, another year begins; 

Set out afresh for heaven; 
Seek pardon for thy former sins, 
In Christ so freely given. 

4 Devoutly yield thyself to God, 

And on his grace depend; 
With zeal pursue the heavenly road. 
Nor doubt a happy end. simon browne. 



650 



GotTs Contirmed Goodness. 



CM. 



1 i^ OD of our lives, thy various praise 
VX Our voices shall resound : 

Thy hand directs our fleeting days, 
And brings the seasons round. 

2 To thee shall grateful songs arise, 

Our Father and our Friend, 
Whose constant mercies from the skies. 
In genial streams descend. 

3 In every scene of life, thy care. 

In every age, we see; 
And constant as thy favours are. 
So let our praises be. 

4 Still may thy love, in every scene, 

In every age, appear; 
And let the same compassion deign 
To bless the opening year. 



371 



OLD AMD NEW TEAR. 



5 If mercy smile, let mercy bring 
Our wandering souls to God : 
In our affliction we shall sing, 
If thou wilt bless the rod. 

HEQINBOTHAM. 



651 



The Time is Short! 0. M. 

1 rriHE time is short ! sinners, beware, 
JL Nor trifle time away; 

The word of great salvation hear, 
While it is called to-day. 

2 The time is short ! O sinners, now 

To Christ, the Lord, submit; 
To mercy's golden sceptre bow. 
And fall at Jesus' feet. 

3 The time is short ! ye saints, rejoice — 

The Lord will quickly come; 
Soon shall you hear the Bridegroom's voice, 
^ ' 'all you to your home. 

4 r .b cime is short ! the moment near. 

When we shall dwell above, 
And be for ever happy there, 

With Jesus, whom we love. hoskins. 



652 



Review of the Fast. 

THOU who roU'st the year aroui^d. 
Crowned with mercies large and free, 
Kich thy gifts to us abound. 

Warm our praise shall rise to thee. 

Kindly to our worship bow. 

While our grateful thanks we tell. 

That, sustained by thee, we now 
Bid the parting year — farewell ! 

All its numbered days are sped. 

All its busy scenes are o'er. 
All its joys forever fled, 

All its sorrows felt no more. 



7s. 



372 



TIME AND ETFUNITT. 



lOSKINS. 



4 Mingled with the eternal paflt, 
Its remembrance shall decay; 
Yet to be revived at last 

At the solemn judgment day. 

6 All our follies, Lord, forgive ! 

Cleanse us from each guilty stain; 
Let thy grace within us live, 
That we spend not years in vain. 

6 Then, when life's last eve shall cojne, 
Happy spirits, may we fly 
To our everlasting home, 

To our Father's house on high 1 anon. 



653 



Lnportomce of Time. C. M. 

1 fTIHEE we adore. Eternal Name, 
JL And humbly own to thee 
How feeble is our mortal frame, 

What dying worms are we. 

2 The year rolls round, and steals away 

The breath that first it gave ; 
Whate'er we^ do, whate'er we be. 
We're travelling to the grave. 

3 Great God, on what a slender thread 

Hang everlasting things ! 
The eternal state of all the dead 
Upon life's feeble strings! 

4 Infinite joy or endless woe 

Attends on every breath; 
And yet how unconcerned we go 
Upon the brink of death ! 



654 



WATTS. 



CM. 



Redemption Dravnng Nigh. 

AWAKE, ye saints, and raise your eyes, 
And raise your voices high; 
Awake, and praise that sovereign love 
That shows salvation nigh. 



373 



OLD AMD MEW YEAR. 



2 On all the wings of time it flies; 

Each moment brings it near : 
Then welcome each declining day, ^ 

Welcome each closing year. 

3 Not many years their rounds shall run, 

Nor many mornings rise, 
Ere all its glories stand revealed 
To our admiring eyes. 

4 Ye wheels of nature, speed your course ; 

Ye mortal powers, decay; 
Fast as ye bring the night of death. 

Ye bring eternal day 1 doddridoe. 



655 



Life Rapidly Passing. 



7s k 6s. 



374 



1 AS flows the rapid river, 

XjL With channel broad and free, 
Its waters rippling ever. 

And hasting to the sea, 
So life is onward flowing, 

And days of oflered peace, 
And man is swiftly going 

Where calls of mercy cease. * 

2 As months are ever wsCning, 

As hastes the sun away, 
As stormy winds, complaining. 

Bring on the wintry day, 
So fast the night comes o'er us — 

The darkness of the grave; 
And death is just before us : 

God takes the life he gave. 

3 Say, hath thy heart its treasure 

Laid up in worids above % 
And is it all thy pleasure 

Thy God to praise and love % 
Beware, lest death's dark river 

Its billows o'er thee roll, 
And thou lament for ever 

The ruin of thy soul. s. F. SMITH. 



MEETING AND PARTING. 



656 



Meeting of Christiana. 



CM. 



1 /^OME, let us strike our harps afresh, 
V^ To great Jehovah's name; 
Sweet be the accents of our tongueSi 

"When we his love proclaim. 

2 'Twas by his bidding we were called 

In pain awhile to part; 
'Tis by his care we meet again, 
And gladness fills r r heart. 

3 Blest be the hand that has preserved 

Our feet from every snare; 
And blest the goodness of the Lord, 
"Which to this hour we share. 

4 O may the Spirit's quickening power 

Now sanctify our joy, 
And warm our zeal in works of love, 
Our talents to employ. reed. 



657 



Parting of Christians. 



7b. 



1 TjlOR a season called to part, 

S- Let us now ourselves commend 
To the gracious eye and heart 
Of our ever-present Friend., 

2 Jesus, hear our humble prayer : 

Tender Shepherd of thy sheep. 
Let thy mercy and thy care 
All our souls in safety keep. 

3 In thy strength may we be strong; 

Sweeten every cross and pain ; 
And our wasting lives prolong. 

Till we meet on earth again. NteWTON- 

r^75 



MBBTINO AMD PABTIMO. 



658 



Spa/rmg Mercy. 



S. M. 



1 A ND are we yet alive 
JA^ To see each other's face? 
Oloiy and praise to Jesua give. 

For his redeeming grace. 

2 What troubles have we seen ! 

What conflicts have we past ! 
Fightings without, and fears within. 
Since we assembled last I 

3 But out of all, the Lord 

Hath brought us by his love; 
And still he doth his help afford, 
And hides our life above. 

4 Then let us make our boast 

Of his redeeming power, 
Which saves us to the uttermost, 
Till we can sin no more. 

6 Let us take up the cross, 
Till we the crown obtain; 
And gladly reckon all things loss, 



So we may Jesus gain. c. wbslby. 



659 



376 



Reunion in Heaven. 6s k 5s. 

WHEN shall we meet again? 
Meet ne'er to sever? 
When will peace wreathe her chain 

Round us forever 1 * 5^ 

Our hearts will ne'er repose 
Safe from each blast that blows 
In this dark vale of woes, — 
Never, — no, never ! 

When shall love freely flow 

Pure as life's river] 
When shall sweet friendship glow 

Changeless forever? 



mmm 



UMETVXQ AMD FABTINO. 



Where joys celestial thrill, 
Where bliss each heart shall fill, 
And fears of parting chill 
Never, — no, never I 

Up to that world of light 

Take us, dear Saviour; 
May we all there unite, 

Happy forever: 
Where kindred spirits dwell. 
There may our music swell, 
And time our joys dispel 

Never, — no, never ! 

Soon shall we meet again, — 

Meet ne'er to sever; 
Soon will peace wreathe her chain 

Kound us forever: 
Our hearts will then repose 
Secure from worldly woes; 
Our songs of praise shall close 

Never, — no, never ! 

ALARIC A. WATTS. 



660 



" Brethren, Farewell r* CM, 

1 "DLESS'D be the dear, uniting love, 
Xy Tliat will not let us part; 

Our bodies may far off remove — 
We still are one in heart. 

2 Joined in one Spirit to our Head, 

Where he appoints, we go; 
And still in Jesus' footsteps tread, 
And show his praise below. 

3 Partakers of the Saviour's grace, 

The same in mind and heart— 
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place, 
Nor life, nor death, can part. 

4 But let us hasten to the day 

Which shall our flesh restore. 
When death shall all be done away, 
And we shaU part no more. 

C. WESLBr. 

z 377 



MEETING AND PARTTNGF. 




,^ 



b b X Pa/rting Here^ Union Hereafter. L. M* 

1 CiTILL one in life and one in death, \ 
lO One in our hope of rest above, 

One in our joy, our trust, our faith; 
0ns in each other's faithful love; 

2 Yet must we part, and parting weep; 

What else has earth for us in store ? 
Our farewell pangs, how sharp and deep I 
Our farewell words, how sad and sore ! 

3 Yet shall we meet again in peace. 

To sing the song of festaJ joy, 
Where none shall bid our gladness cease„ 
And none our fellowship destroy: 

4 Where none shall beckon us away, 

Nor bid our festival be done; 
Our meeting-time the eternal day, 
Our meeting-place the eternal throne: 

5 There, hand in hand, firm-linked at last, 

And heart to heart enfolded all, v ^ 

We'll smile upon the troubled past, 

And wonder why we wept at all. bonaRt 



662 



8s k Ts, 



378 



Gather at the River. 

1 CJHALL we gather at the river, 

O Where bright angel-feet have trod; 
With its crystal tide forever 
Flowing by the throne of God 1 

CHORUS. 

Yes, we'll gather at the river. 
The beautiful, the beautiful river — 
Gather with the saints at the river 
That flows by the throne of God. 

2 On the margin of the river. 

Washing up its silver spray. 
We will walk and worship ever 
All the happy golden day. 



FRAILTY OF MAN. 

3 Ere we reach the shining river, 

Lay we every burden down; ' 
Grace our spirits will deliver, 
And provide a robe and crown. 

4 Sooi: we'll reach the ahining river, 

Soon our pilgrimage shall cease. 
Soon our happy hearts will quiver 
With the melody of peace. 



663 



Hope of Meeting. 



ANON. 



CM. 



1 TTAIL. sweetest, dearest tie, that binds 
i-1. Our glowing hearts in one; 

Hail, sacred hope, that tunes our minds 
To i>armony divine. 

2 "What though the northern wintry blast, 

Shall howl around our cot; 
What though beneath an eastern sun 
Be cast our distant lot : 

3 No lingering look, no parting sigh. 

Our future meeting knows; 
There friendship beams from erery eye. 
And love immortal glows. 

4 0, sacred hope ! O, blissful hope ! 

Which Jesus' grace has given — 
The hope, when days and years are past. 
We all shall meet in heaven. 

SUTTON. 



FRAILTY OF MAN. 



664 



Life Short, and Man Frail. C. M. 



1 npEACH me the measure of my days, 
X Thou Maker of my frame : 
I would survey life's narrow spa^^e, 
And learn how frail I am. 



dJd 



FBAILTY OF MAN. 



A span is all t^at we can boast, 

An inch or two of time; 
Man is but vanity and dust, 

In all liis flower and prime. 

What should I wish or wait for then, 
From creatures, earth and dust 1 

They make our expectations vain. 
And disappoint our trust. 

Now I forbid my carnal hope. 

My fond desire I ecall; ' ., 

I give my mortal interest up, 
And make my God my all. v j 



WATTS. 



665 Brevity of Life. -I L. M. 

1 TT^RE mountains reared their forms sublime, 
-lii Or heaven and earth in order stood. 
Before the birth of ancient time, 

From everlasting thou art God. 

2 A thousand ages, in their flight, 

"With thee are as a fleeting day; 
Past, present, future, to thy sight 
At once their various scenes display. 

3 But our brief life's a shadowy dieam, 

A passing thought that soon is o'er, 

That fades with morning's earliest beam, 

And tills the musing mind no more. 

4 To us, Lord, the wisdom give. 

Each passing moment so to spend. 
That we at length with thee may live 
Where life and bliss shall never end. 

MISS H. AUBER. 



666 



380 



The Brevity of Life. 

1 TTOW short and hasty is our life ! 
jLjL How vast our soul's affairs ! 
Yet foolish mortals vainly stn 
To lavish out their years. 



CM. 



[*i/e 



FBAILTY OF MAN. 

2 Our days run thoughtlessly along. 

Without a moment's stay; 
Just like a story or a song, 
We pass our lives away. 

3 God from on high invites us homo; 

But we march heedless on, 
And, ever hastening to the tomb. 
Stoop downward as we run. 

4 Draw us, God, with sovereign grace. 

And lift our thoughts on high, 
Thst we may end this mortal race, 

^jijj see salvation nigh. watts. 



667 



God's Eternity and Man's Frailty. L. M. 

THEOUGH every age, eternal God, 
Thou art our rest, our safe abode; 
High was thy throne ere heaven was made, 
Or earth, thy humble footstool, laid. 

Long hadst thou reigned ere time began. 
Or dust was fashioned into man ; 
And long thy kingdom shall endure. 
When earth and time shall be no more. 

Death, like an ever-flowing stream. 
Sweeps r.3 away : our life's a dream. 
An empty tale, a morning flower. 
Cut down and withered in an hour. 

Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man, 
And kindly lengthen out our span, 
Till, cleansed by grace, we all may be 
Prepared to dif, and dwell with thee. 



WATTS. 



668 



A Little While ! 



S. M. 



1 A FEW more years shall roll, 
Xjl. a few more seasons come. 
And we shall be with those that rest 
Asleep within the tomb. 



3S1 



FRAILTY OF MAN. 

Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that great day; 
Oh, wash me in thy precious blood, ^ 

And take my sins away. 

A few more suns shall set 

O'er these dark hills of time. 
And we shall be where suns are not — 

A far serener clime. 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that blest day; 
Oh, wash me in thy precious blood, 

And take my sins away. 

A few more struggles here, 

A few more partings o'er, 
A few more toils, a few more tears. 

And we shall weep no more : 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that bright day; 
Oh, wash me in thy precious blood. 

And take my sins away. 

'Tis but a little while x 

And he shall come again. 
Who died that we might live, — who lives 

That we with him may reign: 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that glad day; 
Oh, wash me in thy precious blood, 

And take my sins away. bonar.^ 



669 



A Warning from the Grave/ C. M. 

1 "DENEATH our feet and o'er our head, 
-13 Is equal warning given; 

Beneath us lie the countless dead, . 

And far above is heaven. 

2 Death rides on every passing breeze, 

And lurks in every flower; 
Each season has its own disease, 
Its peril every hour. 



3 



FRAILTY OP MAN. 

3 Turn, sinner, turn; thy danger know; 

Where'er thy feet can tread, 
The earth rings hollow from below, 
And warns thee of her dead. 

4 Turn, Christian, turn; thy soul apply 

To truths which hourly tell 
That they who underneath thee lie 

Shall live in heaven — or hell. heber. 

t) i \J Hasting to Our Home. 7s &. 6s. 

1 FTIIME is winging us away 
JL To our eternal home; 
Life is but a winter's day, — 

A journey to the tomb : 
Youth and vigour soon will flee, 

Blooming beauty lose its charms; 
All that's moortal soon shall be 

Enclosed in death's cold arms. 

2 Time is winging us away 

Tflfour eternal home; 
Life is but a winter's day, — 

A journey to the tomb : 
But the Christian shall enjoy 

Health and beauty soon above, 
Where no worldly griefs annoy, 
. Secure in Jesus* love. j. burton. 



67 



1 



Flight of Time. 



8s h 7s. 



1 IIT Y days are gliding swiftly by, 
J3-L And I, a pilgrim stranger. 
Would not detain them as they fly, — 
Those hours of toil and danger: 

For now we stand on Jordan's strand, 
Our friends are passing over; 

And just before, the shining shore 
We may almost discover. 



FRAILTY OF MAS. 



2 Our absent King the watchword gave, — 

" Let every lamp be burning;" 
We look afar, across the wave, 
Our distant home discerning: 
For now, etc. 

3 Should coming days be dark and cold^ 

We will not yield to sorrow, 
For hope will sing, with courage bold, 
" There's glory on the morrow :" 
For now, etc. 

4 Let sorrow's rudest tempest blow. 

Each chord on earth to sever, 
Our King says come, and there's our home^ 
Forever 1 oh, forever ! 

For now, etc. nelson. 



672 



Psalm xocxix. L. M. 

1 A LMIGHTY Maker of my frame, 
J^ Teach me the measure of my days; 
Teach me to know how frail I am, 

And spend the remnant to thy praise. 

2 My days are shorter than a span, ; 

A little point my life appears; 
How frail at best is dying man ! 

How vain are all his hopes and fears f 

3 Vain his ambition, noise, and show! 

Vain are the cares which rack his mind t 
He heaps up treasures mixed with woe, 'i^t 
And dies, and leaves them all behind. 

4 Oh, be a nobler portion mine ! 

My God ! I bow before thy throne; 
Earth's fleeting treasures I resign, .. 
And fix my hope on thee alone. . ^ 

5 Oh, spare me, and my strength restore, 

Ere my few hasty minutes flee ! 

And when my days on earth are o'er, 

Let me forever dwell with thee. 

ANNE STBELEL 



3a4 



DEATH. 






673 



Importance of To-Day. S. M. 

1 mO-MORROW, Lord, is thine, 
X Lodged in thy sovereign hand; 
And if its sun arise and shine, 

It shines by thy command. 

2 The present moment flies. 

And bears our life away; 
Oh, make thy servants truly wise, "^ 
That they may live to-day. 

3 Since on this winged hour 

Eternity is hung, 
Waken by thine almighty power 
The aged and the young. 

4 One thing demands our care: 

Oh, be it still pursued; 
Lest, slighted once, the season fair 
Should never be renewed. 

5 To Jesus may we fly. 

Swift as the morning light, 
Lest life's young golden beams should die 
In sudden, endless night. doddridge. 



DEATH. 



674 



L. M. 

Blessedness of the Righteous in Death. 

1 "TTOW blest the righteous when he dies ! 
XX When sinks a weary soul to rest ! 
How mildly beam the closing eyes ! 

How gently heaves th' expiring breast ! 

2 So fades a summer cloud away : 

So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; 
So gently shuts the eye of day; 
So dies a wave along the shore. 

386 



DEATH. 

A holy quiet reigns art^ind, 

A calm which life nor death destroys; 
And naught disturbs that peace profound ^ 

Which his unfettered soul enjoys. 

Life's labour done, as sinks the clay, 
Light from its load the spirit flies. 

While heaven and earth combine to say, 
" How blest the righteous when he dies !" 

MRS. BARBAULD. 



675 



Death N'ot to he Feared. L. M. 

H Y should we start and fear to die 1 
What timorous worms we mortals are I 
Death is the gate of endless joy, 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

2 The pains, the groans, and dying strife, 

Fright our approaching souls away ; 
Still we shrink back again to life, 
Fond of on " prison and our clay. 

3 Oh, if my Lord would come and meet. 

My soul should stretch her wings in haste. 
Fly fearless through death's iron gate. 
Nor feel the terrors as she passed. 

4 Jesus can make a dying bed 

Feel soft as downy pillows are, 
While on his breast I lean my head. 
And breathe my life out sweetly there. 



676 



Triwrnph Over Death. 



WATTS. 



L. M. 



386 



GOD of my life, through all my days 
I'll tune the grateful notes of praise; 
The song shall wake with opening light, 
And warble to the silent night. 

When death o'er nature shall prevail, 
And all the powers of language fail, 
Joy through my swimming eyes shall break 
And mean the thanks I cannot speak. 



CEATU. 



3 But oh, when that last confliot'd o'er, 
And I am chained to earth no more, 
With what glad accents shall I rise 
To join the music of* the skies ! 

4 Then shall I learn the exalted strains 
That echo through the heavenly plains, 
And emulate, with joy unknown, 

The glowing seraphs round thy throne. 

DODDRIDQE. 

Oil Victory Over Death. C. M. 

1 /^H, for an overcoming faith, 
V^ To cheer my dying hours, 

To triumph o'er the monster Death, • 
And all his frightful powers ! 

2 Joyful, with all the strength I have. 

My quivering lips should sing, — 
" Where is thy boasted victory, Grave? 
And where, Death, thy sting?" 

3 If sin be pardoned, I'm secure ; 

Death has no sting beside; 
The law gives sin its damning power; 
But Christ, my ransom, died. 

4 Now to the God of victory 

Immortal thanks be paid. 
Who makes us conquerors, while we die, 
Through Christ, our living Head. 

WATTS. 



13 I O Preparation for Death. 

1 TF I must die, oh, let me die 



CM. 



With hope in Jesus' blood, — 
The blood that saves from sin and guilt, 
And reconciles to God. 

If I must die, oh, let me die 

In peace with all mankind, 
And change these fleeting joys below 

For pleasures more reflned. 



387 



DEATH. 



3 If I must die, — and die I must, — 

Let Home kind soraph come, 
And bear me on his friendly wing ^ 

To my celestial home. 

4 Of Canaan's land, from Pisgah's top, 

May T but have a view ; 
Though Jordan should o'erflow its banks, 
I'd boldly venture .thi'ough. beddome. 



679 



GoiVa Presence Makes Death Easy. C. M. 

1 TTvEATH cannot make our souls afraid, 
J.-^ If God be with iia there; 

We may walk through its dai'kest shade. 
And never yield to fear. 

2 I could renounce my all below 

If my Redeemer bid ; 
And run, if I were called to go, 
And die, as Moses did. 

3 Might I but climb to Pisgah's top. 

And view the promised land, 
My flesli itself would long to drop. 
And welcome the command. 

4 Clasped in my heavenly Father's arms, 

I would forget my breath, 
And lose my life among the chai'ms 

Of so divine a death. watts. 



680 



388 



The Peaceful Death of the Righteous. 

OH, for the death of those 
Who slumber in the Lord ! 
Oh, be like theirs my last repose, & 
Like theirs, my last reward. 

Their bodies in the ground. 

In silent hope, may lie, 
Till the last tnimpet's joyful sound 

Shall call them to the sky. 



S. M. 



DEATH. 



681 



Their ransomed spirits soar, 
On wings of faith and love, 

To meet the Saviour they adore, 
And reign with him above. 

Oh, for the death of those 

Who slumber in the Lord ! 
Oh, bo like theirs my last repose, 

Like theii's my last reward ! 

MONTGOMERY. 

The Dying Christian. Ss k, 7s. 

1 TTAPPY soul ! thy days are ended, 
XJL All thy mourning days below; 
Go, by angel guards attended, 

To the sight of Jesus go ! 

2 Waiting to receive thy spirit, 

Lo ! the Saviour stands above; 

Shows the purchase of his merit, 

Keaches out the crown of love. 

3 Struggle through thy latest passion 

To thy dear Redeemer's breast, 
To his uttermost salvation. 
To his everlasting rest: 

4 For the joy he sets before thee, 

Bear a momentary pain; 
Die — to live a life of glory ; 

Suffer — with thy Lord to reign. 



C. WESLEY. 



682 



Not Death to Die ! 



S. M. 



1 TT is not death to die, — 

X To leave this weary road, 
And, 'mid the brotherhood on high, 
To be at home with God. 

2 It is not death to close 

The eye long dimmed by tears, 
And wake, in glorious repose 
To spend eternal years. 



399 



DEATH. 



It is not death to fling 

Aside this sinful dust, 
And i*ise, on strong exulting wing, 

To live among the just. 

Jesus, thou Prince of Life, 

Thy chosen cannot die; 
Like thee, they conquer in the strife, 

To reign with thee on high. 

OEOROE W. BETHUNE. 



683 



L. M. 



Asleep in Jesus / 

1 A SLEEP in Jesus ! blessed sleep, 

-ljl. From which none ever wakes to weep; 
A calm and undisturbed repose, 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 

2 Asleep in Jesus 1 oh, how sweet 
To be for such a slumber meet 1 
With holy confidence to sing 

That death hath lost his venomed sting I 

3 Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest, 
"Whose waking is supremely blest: 
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour 
That manifests the Saviour's power. 

4 Asleep in Jesus ! oh, for me 
May such a blissful refuge be: 
Securely shall my ashes lie, 

And wait the summons from on high. 

MARGARET MACEAT. 



684 



Nearer My Home I 



S. M. 



390 



1 /^NE sweetly solemn thought * 
\J Comes to me o'er and o'er, 
Nearer my parting hour am I 

Than e'er I was before. - ' 

2 Nearer my Father's house, 

"Where many mansions be; 
Nearer the throne where Jesus reigns, 
Nearer the crystal sea. 



^- 



DEATH. 



3 Neai'er my going home, 

Laying my burden down, 
Leaving uiy cross of heavy grief, 
Wearing my starry crown; 

4 Nearer that Iiidden stream, 

Winding through shades of night. 
Boiling its cold, dark waves between 
Me and the world of light. 

6 Jesus ! to thee I cling : 

Strengthen my arm of faith ; 
Stay near me while my way-worn feet 



685 



Press thi'ough the stream of death. 

FH(EBE CART, 

Friends Separated hy Death. S. H. M, 

FRIEND after friend departs: 
Who hath not lost a friend 1 
There is no union here of hearts 

That finds not here an end; 
Were this frail world our final rest. 
Living or dying, none were blest. ^ 

There is a world above. 

Where parting is unknown; 
A long eternity of love, 

Formed for the good alone; 
And faith beholds the dying here 
Translated to that glorious sphere. 

Thus star by star declines, 

Till all are passed away; 
As morning high and higher shines 

To pure and perfect day; 
Nor sink those stars in empty night. 
But hide themselves in heaven's own light. 

MONTGOMERY. 



Not Lost, hut Gone Before. 



L. M. 



686 

1 O AY why should friendship grieve for those 
*»'lO Who safe arrive on Canaan's shore] 
Beleased from all their hurtful foes, 
They are not lost — but gone before. 



391 



DEATH. 



2 How many painful days on earth 

Their fainting spirits numbered o*er ! 
Now they enjoy a heavenly birth; ^ 

They are not lost — but gone before. 

3 Dear is the spot where Christians sleep, 

And sweet the strain which angels pour; 
Oh, why should we in anguish weep 1 
They are not lost — but gone before. 



ANON.^ 

U O 4 The Christianas Farting Hour. L. M. 

1 TTOW sweet the hour of closing day, 
XJL When all is peaceful and serene, 
And when the sun, with cloudless ray, 

Sheds mellow lustre o'er the scene ! 

2 Such is the Christian's parting hour; 

So peacefully he sinks to rest; 
When faith, endued from heaven with power, 
Sustains and cheers his languid breast. 

3 Mark but that radiance of his eye^ 

That smile upon his wasted cheek : ' 

They tell us of his glory nigh, 

In language that no tongue can speak. 

4 Who would not wish to die like those 

Whom God's own Spirit deigDf to bless? 
To sink into that soft repose, 
Then wake to perfect happiness 1 

BATHURST. 

688 '^ 83&7s. 

Comfort in the Death of the Christian, 

1 /^EASE, ye mourners, cease to languish 
V>' O'er the grave of those you love; 
Pain and death, and night and anguish, 

Enter not the world above. 

2 While our silent steps are straying, 

Lonely, through night's deepening shade. 

Glory's brightest beams are playing 

Bound the happy Christian's head. 
392 



DEATH. 



3 Light and peace at oncet. deriving 

From the hand of God most high. 
In his glorious presence living, 
They shall never, never die. 

4 Endless pleasure, pain excluding. 

Sickness there no more can come ; 
There, no fear of woe, intruding. 

Sheds o'er heaven a moment's gloom. 

COLLYER. 



689 



Death of an Infant. 



L. M. 



1 QO fades the lovely, blooming flower, 
kJ Frail, smiling solace of an hour; 
So soon our transient comforts fly, 
And pleasure only blooms to die. 

2 Is there no kind, no healing art. 
To soothe the anguish of the heart? 
Spirit of grace, be ever nigh ; 

Thy comforts are not made to die. 

3 Let gentle patience smile on pain, 
Till dying hope revives again ; 

Hope wipes the tea r from sorrow's eye, 
And faith points upward to the sky. 



ANNA STEELE. 



690 



L. M. 



The Good Fight Fought. 

THE hour of my departure's come; 
I hear the voice that calls ma home; 
Now, O my God, let troubles cease, 
And let thy servant die in peace. 

The race appointed I have run ; *• 

The combat's o'er, the prize is won; 
And now my witness is on high : ' . 
And now my record's in the sky. 

Not in. mine innocence I trust; ^ 

I bow before thee in the dust; 
And through my Saviour's blood alone 
I look for mercy at thy throne. 

A 2 393 



DEATH. 

I come, I come, at thy command ; 
I give my spirit to thy hand : 
Stretch forth thine everlasting arms, ' 
And shield me in the last alarms. 

M. BKUCIL 



691 



Death a Temporary Separation. C. M. 

1 /^OME, let us join our friends above 

yj "Who have obtained the prize, ^ 

And on the eagle wings of love 

To joy celestial rise. ' '\"'''^'tf 

2 One army of the living God, 

To his comi "/-.ad we bow, 
Part of the host have crossed the floods 
And part are crossing now. 

3 E'en now to their eternal home 

Some happy spirits fly; 
' And we are to the margin come, 
And soon expect to die. 

4 O Saviour, be onr constant Guide : , 

Then, when the word is given, ' 
: Bid Jordan's narrow stream divide. 
And land us safe in heaven. 

C. WESLEY, 



Death of a Christian. 



692 

1 "p\EArt as thou wert, and justly dear, 



CM. 



We would not weep for thee : 
One thought shall check the parting tear ;- 
It is, that thou art free. 

And thus shall faith's consoling power 

The tears of love restrain; 
Oh, who that saw thy parting hour. 

Could wish thee here again ? 

Triumphant in thy closing eye , ; , .;.; ^, 

The hope of glory shone; 
Joy breathed in thy expiring "igh. 

To think the race was run. 



391 



BURIAL. 



4 Gently the passing spirit fled, 
Sustained by grace divine; 
Oh, may such grace on us be shed, 
And make our end like thine. 



DALE. 



BURIAL. 



693 



Death of Christian Friends. 



0. 



M. 



1 TXT^HY do we mourn departed friends, 

TT Or shake at death's alarms '? 
'Tis but the voice that Jesus' sends 
To call them to his arms. 

2 Are we not tending upward too, 

As fast as time can move? 
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 flesh of Jesus lay 
And left a long perfume. 

4 The graves of all the saints he blest, 

And softened every bed; 
Where should the dying membeis rest 
But with their dying Head ? 

6 Thence he arose ascending high, 
And showed 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 kindi'ed rise; 
Awake, \e nations under ground; 

Ye samts. ascend the skies. watts. 

396 



BURIAL. 



694 



Death and Burial of a Christian. L. M. 

1 TTNVEIL thy bosom, faithful tomb; ^ 

yj Take the new treasure to thy tnist, 
And give these sacred relics room 
To slumber in the silent dust. 

2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear 

Invades thy bounds : no mortal woes 
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here, ^ 

While angels watch the soft repose. 

3 So Jesus slept : God's dying Son 

Passed through the grave and blest the bed : 
Rest here, blest saint, till from his throne 
The morning break and pierce the shade. 

4 Break from his throne, illustrious mom; 

Attend, O earth, his sovereign word; 
Restore thy trust : a glorious form 
Shall then arise to meet the Lord. 



695 



396 



The Death of an Aged Minister. S. M. 

1 " Q1ERVANT of God, well done: 

O Rest from thy loved employ; 
The battle fought, the victory won. 
Enter thy Master's joy." 

2 The voice at midnight came— 
:> He started up to hear; 

A mortal arrow pierced his frame; 
He fell, but felt no fear. 

3 Tranquil amid alarms, 

It found him on the field, 
A veteran slumbering on his arms, 
Beneath his red-cross shield. 

4 The pains of death are past. 

Labour and sorrow cease; 
And, life's long warfare closed it last, 
His soul i« found in peace. 



BURIAL. 

5 Soldier of Christ, well done; 
Praise be thy new employ; 
And, while eternal ages run, 
Rest in thy Saviour's joy. 

MONTGOMERY. 

t/ O Hope in Death. 123 & lis. 

1 niHOU art gone to the grave; but we will not 
JL deplore thee. 

Though sorrows and darkness encompass the 
tomb; 
The Saviour has passed through its portals be- 
fore thee. 

And the lamp of his love is thy guide through 
the gloom. 

2 Thou art gone to the grave; we no longer behold 

thee, 
Nor tread the rough paths of the world by thy 
side; 
But the wide arms of mercy are spread to enfold 
thee. 
And sinners may hope, since the Saviour hath 
died. 

3 Thou art gone to the grave; and, its mansion 

forsaking. 
Perchance thy weak spirit in doubt lingered 
long; 
» But the sunshine of heaven beamed bright on 
thy waking, 
And the sound thou didst hear v/as the sera- 
phim's song. ' . ; 

4 Thou art gone to the grave; but we will not 

deplore thee. 
Since God was thy Ransom, thy Guardian, 
thy Guide: 
He gave thee, he took thee, and he will restore 
thee: 
And death has no sting since the Saviour hath 
died. HEBER. 

397 



ff 



BURIAL. 



697 



i9i 



Farewell to a Christian Sister. 8a & 7s. 

1 ^ISTER, thou wast mild and lovely, 
k3 Gentle as the summer breeze, ^ 
Pleasant as the air of evening, 

"When it floats among the trees. 

2 Peaceful be thy silent slumber, — - 

Peaceful in the gi-ave so low : 
Thou no more wilt join our number: 
Thou no more our songs shalt know. 

3 Yet again we hope to meet thee, * 

When the day of life is fled; 

• .. Then in heaven with joy to greet thee. 

Where no farewell tear is shed. 

S. F. SMITH, 



V 



698 



The Christian Burial. 



78. 



iiC.>.. 



1 "DROTHER, though from yonder sky 
X^ Cometh neither voice nor cry, 
Yet we know for thee to-day 

Every pain hath passed away. 

2 Not for thee shall tears be given, 
Child of God and heir of heaven; 
For he gave thee sweet release — 
Thine the Christian's death of peace. 

3 Brother, in that solemn trust 
We commend thee, dust to dust; 
In that faith we wait, till, risen, 
Thou shalt meet us all in heaven. 

4 While we weep as Jesus wept. 
Thou shalt sleep as Jesus slept; 
With thy Saviour thou shalt rest. 
Crowned and glorified and blest. 



BANCROFT. 



398 



RESURRECTION. 



699 



The Dead shall Live Again. C. M. 

1 rriHRO' sorrow's night, and danger's path, 
X Amid the deepening gloom, 

We, followers of our suffering Lord, 
Are marching to the tomb. 

2 Yet not thus hopeless, in the grave, 

The vital spark shall lie : 
For o'er life's wreck that spark shall rise 
To see] • .s kindred sky. 

3 These ashes too, this little dust, 

Our Father's care shall keep. 
Till the archangel's trump shall break 
The long and dreary sleep. 

4 Then love's soft dew o'er ev'ry eye 

Shall shed its mildest rays. 
And the long-silent voice awake 
With shouts of endless praise. 

H. K. WHITE. 

700 S. M. 

" This Mortal shall put on Immortality." 

1 A ND must this body die? 
J\. This mortal frame decay? 
And must these active limbs of mine 

Lie mouldering in the clayl 

2 God, my Redeemer, lives. 

And ever from the skies 
Looks down and watches all my dust, 
Till he shall bid it rise. 

3 Arrayed in glorious grace, 

Shall these vile bodies shine, 
And every shape and every face 
Look heavenly and divine. 

■909 



RESURRECTION'. 



iRl 



t 



4 These lively hopes we owe 
To Jesus' dying love : 
We would adore his grace below, 
And sing his power above. 



WATTS 



701 



Idje Brought to Light hy the Gospel. 7s. Gl.. 

1 Xj^ARTH to earth, and dust to dust, — 
X-J Lord, we own the sentence just: 
Head and tongue, and hand and heart. 
All in guilt have borne their part ; 
Righteous is the common doom, 
All must moulder in the tomb. 



Lord, from nature's gloomy night 
Turn wo to the gospel's light: 
Thou didst triumph o'er the grave> 
Thou wilt all thy people save : 
Ransomed by thy blood, the just 
Rise immortal from the dust. 



GURNET. 



702 



Saints and Sinners Judged. 8s, 7s & 4s- 



1 T\AY of judgment, day of wonders, — 
JL/ Hark ! the trumpet's awful sound, 
Louder than a thousand thunders. 

Shakes the vast creation ix)und: ^ 
' V How the summons 

Will the sinner's heart confound ! 

2 See the Judge, our nature wearing. 

Clothed in majesty divine; 
You who long for his appearing 

Then shall say, " This God is mine:'" 

Gracious Saviour, 
Own me in that day for thine. 

3 At his call the dead awaken, 

Rise to life from earth and sea; 
All the powers of nature, shaken 
By his looks, prepare ta flee : 

Careless sinner, 
What will then become of theel 



400. 



RESURRECTION. 

4 But to those who have confessed, 
Loved and served the Lord below, 
He will say, " Come near, ye blessed; 
See the kingdom I bestow: 

You forever 
Shall my love and glory know." 



NEWTOX. 



703 



Psalm am. 



C. M. 



t( 



I SET the Lord before my face, 
He bears my courage up; 
My heart and tongue their joys express, 
My flesh shall rest in hope. 

" My spirit. Lord, thou wilt not leave 

Where souls departed are; 
Nor quit my body to the grave, 

To see corruption there. 

" Thou wilt reveal the path of life, 

And raise me to thy throne; 
Thy courts immortal pleasures give; 

Thy presence, joys unknown." WATia 



704 



Death and Resurrection. C. M. 

1 T" IFE is a span — a fleeting hour:" 
jLi How soon the vapour flies ! 
Man is a tender, transient flower, 

That e'en in blooming dies. 

2 The once-loved form, now cold and dead, 

Each mournful thought employs; 
And Nature weeps her comfojts fled, 
And withered all her joys. 

3 Hope looks beyond the bounds of time. 

When what we now deplore 

Shall rise in full, immortal prime, 

And bloom to fade no more. 

401 



RESURRECTION. 



1 



4 Cease, then, fond Nature, cease thy tears, 
Thy Saviour dwells on high; 
There everlasting spring appears; 

There joys uhall never die. steelb. 



705 



A Prospect of the Resurrection. 0. M. 

1 TTOW long shall death, the tyrant, reign, 
XX And triumph o'er the just; 

While the rich blood of martyrs slain > * 
Lies mingled with the dust ? 

2 Lo, I behold the scatter'd shades. 

The dawn of heaven appears; 
The sweet immortal morning spreads 
Its blushes round the spheres. 

3 I see the Lord of Glory come. 

And flaming guards around; 
The skies divide, to make him room. 
The trumpet shakes the ground. 

4 I hear the voice, "Ye dead, arise !" 

And, lo ! the graves obey : , ^ 

And waking saints, witli joyful eyes, 
Salute th' expected day. 

5 They leave the dust, and on the wing 

Rise to the midway air, ..'■ ■ 

In shining garments meet their King, 
And low adore him there. 

6 0, may our humble spirits stand 

Among them clothed in white ! 
The meanest place at his right hand 



Is infinite delight. 



WATTS, 



706 



L. M. 

Courage in Death, and Hope of the Resurrection. . 

1 "ITTHEN God is nigh, my faith is strong : 
T V His arm is my almighty prop : 
Be glad, my heart; rejoice, my tongue; 
My dying flesh shall rest in hope. 
402 



RESURRECTION. 



2 Though in the dust I lay my head, 
Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not leave 
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, 
(Which we but tasted here below) 
Spread heavenly joys through all the place. 

WATTS. 



707 



Triumph Over Death. C. M. 

1 /^ RE AT God, I own the sentence just, 
vX And nature must decay; 

I yield my body to the dust, 
To dwell with fellow clay. 

2 Yet faith may triumph o'er the grave, 
: And trample on the tombs; 

My Jesus, my Redeemer lives. 
My God, my Saviour comes. 

3 The mighty Conqu'ror shall appear 

High on a royal seat. 
And death, the last of all his foes. 
Lie vanquish'd at his feet. 

4 Though greedy worms devour my skin, 

And gnaw my wasting flesh. 
When God shall build my bones again, 
He'll clothe them all afresh. 

5 Then shall I see thy lovely face 

With strong immortal eyes. 
And feast upon thy unknown grace 



With pl^^ure and surprise. 



WATTS 

403 



REBURRECTION. 



708 



The SainCa Hope. L. M. 

1 T" ORD, I am thine ; but thou wilt prove 
J-J 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 that bright world to which I go 
Hath joys substantial and sincere ; 

When shall I wake and find me there ] 

6 glorious hour ! blest abode ! , 

I shall be near and like my God ! 
And flesh and sin no more control 
The sacred pleasures of the soul. 

6 My flesh shall slumber in the ground, 
Till the last tnimpet's joyful sound; 
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise, 
And in my Saviour's image rise. watts. 



709 



404 



Resurrection and Judgment, S. M. 

WAKED by the trumpet's sound, 
I from the grave must rise. 
And see the Judge with glory crowned. 
And see the flaming skies. 

How shall T leave my tomb ? : 

With triumph or regret 1 
A fearful or a joyful doom, 

A curse or blessing, meet 1 



KEttUHRBCTION. 



I must from God be driven, 

Or with my Saviour dwell ; 
MuHt come, at hio command, to heaven. 

Or else depart — to hell. 

O thou that would'st not have 

One wretched sinner die, — 
Who diedst thyself, my soul to save 

From endless misery. 

Show me the way to shun 

Thy dreadful wnitli severe. 
That when tliou comest on thy throne, 

I may with joy appear. c. wesley. 



710 



^* Because I Live, Ye shall Live also." C. M. 

1 TTTHEN downward to the darksome tomb 

T V I thoughtful turn my eyes. 
Frail nature trembles at the gloom, 
And anxious fears arise. 

2 Why shrinks my soul? In death's embrace 

Once Jesus captive slept ; 
And angels, hovering o'er the place, 
His lowly pillow kept. 

3 Thus shall they guard my sleeping dust. 

And, as the Saviour rose. 
The grave again shall yield her trust. 
And end my deep repose. 

4 My Lord, before to glory gone, 

Shall bid me come awav : 
And calm and bright shall break the dawn 
Of heaven's eternal day. 



ANON. 



711 



Morning of the Resurrection. C. M. 



1 TJEHOLD the western evening light ! 
X) It melts in deepening gloom : 
So calmly Christians sink away. 
Descending to the tomb. 



405 



RESURRECTION. 









2 How mildly on tlie wandering cloud 

The sunset beam is cast ! 
'Tis like the memory left behind 
When loved ones breathe their last. 

3 And now above the dews of night 

The rising star appears : 
So faith springs in the heart of those 
Whose eyes are bathed in tears. 

4 But soon the morning's happier light 

Ita glory shall restore, 
And eyelids that are sealed in death 
Shall wake to close no more. 

PEABODY. 



712 



Job odx., 25, 26. 



CM. 



1 IV/TY faith shall triumph o'er the grave, 
} JJJL And trample on the tomb; 

I know that my Redeemer lives. 
And On the clouds shall come. 

2 I know that he shall soon appear . 

In power and glory meet. 
And death, the last of all his foes, 
Lie vanquished at his feet. 

3 Then, though the grave my flesh devour, 

And hold me for its prey, 
I know my sleeping dust shall rise 
On the last judgment-day. 

4 I in my flesh shall s'=ie my God, 

When he on earth shall stand ; 
I shall with all his saints ascend . 



13 



To dwell at his right hand. anon. 



Resurrection and Inheritance. C. M. 



406 



1 T>LEST be the everlasting God, 
X) The Father of our Lord; 
Be his abounding mercy praised. 
His majesty adored. 



RESURRECTION. 



2 When from the dead he mised his Son, 

And called him to the sky, 

He gave our souls a lively hope 

That they should never die. 

3 What though our inbred sins require 

Our tfesh to see the dust; 
Yet, as the Lord our Saviour rose, 
So all his followers must. 

4 There's an inheritance divine 

Keserved against that day; 
'Tis uncorrupted, undefiled. 
And cannot waste away. 

5 Saints by the power of God aro kept 

Till the salvation come; ^ 

We walk by faith as strangers here, 



Till Christ shall call us home. 



WATTS. 



I i4 The Resurrection. C. M. 

1 "IT THEN the last trumpet's awful voice 

VV This rending earth shall shake, — 
When opening graves shall yield their charge, 
And dust to life awake; — 

2 Those bodies, that corrupted fell, 

Shall incorrupted rise; 
t And mortal forms shall spring to life 
Immortal in the skies. 

3 Behold, what heavenly prophets sung, 

Is now at last fulfill'd, — 
That death should yield his ancient reign, 
And, vanquish'd, quit the field. 

4 Let faith exalt her joyful voice. 

And thus begin to sing : 

" grave ! where is thy triumph now] 

And where, death ! thy sting*?" 

ANON. 

407 



RESURRECTION. 

715 L. M. 

The Bu'h Sinner's Death, and the Saint^s Resurrection, 

1 "VIITHY do the proud insult the poor, 

VV And boast the large estates they havel 
How vain are riches to secure* 
Their haughty owners from the grave 1 

2 They can't 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 fed, 

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 th' oppressor at their feet. 

6 His honours perish in the dust. 

And pomp and beauty, birth and blood ; 
That glorious day exalts the just 
To fuU 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. 



WATTS. 



716 



,<r,' 



408 



The Bodies of the Saints Quickened. C. M. 

WHY should our mourning thoughts delight 
To grovel in the dust 1 
Or why should streams of tears unite 
Around th* expiring just 1 

Did not the Lord, our Saviour, die, 

And triumph o'er the grave 1 
Did not our Lord ascend on high. 

And prove his power to save 1 



RESURRECTIOlf. 



3^Doth not tho sacred Spirit come, 
And dwell in all the saints 1 
And should tht temples of his grace 
Kesoiind with long complaints 9 

4 The Spirit raised my Saviour up, 

When he had bled for me; 
And, spite of death and hell, shall raise 
Thy pious friends and thee. 

5 Awake, ye saints, that dwell in dust; 

Your hymns of victory sing. 
And let his dying servants tr^^t 

Their ever-living Bang. rippoit. 



717 






^'•\ 



LOf He Cometh/ 8s, 7s & 48. 

1 T O, he Cometh ! countless trumpets 
J-J Blow to raise the sleeping dead; 
'Mid ten thousand saints and angels, 

See their great exalted Head ! 

Hallelujah ! 
"Welcome, welcome. Son of God I 

2 Now his merit, by tho harpers, 

Through the eternal deep resounds; 
Now resplendent shine his nail-prints, 
Every eye shall see his wounds; 

They who pierced him 
Shall at his appearance wail. 

3 Full of joyful expectation. 

Saints behold the Judge appear; 
Truth and justice go before him; 
Now the royal sentence hear : 

Hallelujah ! 
Welcome, welcome. Judge divine. 

4 " Come, ye blessed of my Father, 

Enter into life and joy; 
Banish all your fears and sorrows; 
Endless praise be your employ:" 

Hallelujah! 
Welcome, welcome, to the skies. 



92 



CBNNICE. 
409 



718 



RCBUBBECTXOir. 



Rimmg to Judgment, 



B. M. 



1 A KD will the Judge descend, \ 
, .XjL And must the dead arise, 

' And not a single soul escape 
His all-discerning ejesi 

2 How will my heart endure 

The terrors of that day, 
When earth and heaven before his fiu;e 
Astonished shrink away % 

Z But, ere the trumpet shakes 
The mansions of the dead. 
Hark ! from the gospel's cheering sound 
. What joyful tidings spread I 

4 Ye sinners I seek his grace ^^ 

Whose wrath ye cannot bear; 
Fly to the shelter of his cross, 



And find salvation there. 



DODDRIDGEL 



719 



4^ 



Longing for Deliv&rance. 

\ rriHE Church has waited long 
X Her absent Lord to see; 
And still in loneliness she waits, 
A friendless stranger she. 

2 Age after age has gone. 

Sun after sun has set, 
And still, in weeds of widowhood, 
She weeps a mourner yet. 

3 Saint after saint on earth 

Has lived, and loved, and died; 
And as they left us one by one. 
We laid them side by side: 

4 We laid them down to sleep, > 

But not in hope forlorn; 
We laid them but to ripen thjre 
Till the last glorious mom. 



S. M. 



JUDGMENT. 

5 The whole creation groans, 

And waits to hear that voice 
That shall restore her comeliness, 
And make her wastes rejoice. 

6 Come, Lord, and wipe away 

The curse, the sin, the stain, 
And make lihis blighted world of ours 
Thine own fair world again. bonar. 



JUDGMENT. 



720 



L. M. 



The Lord Jesus Revealed from Heaven. 

1 niHE day of wi-ath, that dreadful day, 

JL When heaven and earth shall pass away I 
What power shall be the sinner's stayl 
How shall he meet that dreadfj.; lay? 

2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll, 
The flaming heavens together roll. 
And louder yet, and yet more dread, 
Besounds the trump that wakes the deadi 

3 Oh, on that day, that wrathful day. 
When man to judgment wakes from clay, 
Be thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay. 
Though heaven and earth shall pass away. 

SIR WALTER SCOTT, 



721 



C. M. 



Everluating Absence of God Intolerable. 

1 rpHAT awful day will surely come, 
X Th' appointed hour make 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, ** Depart!" 



MI 



JUDGMENT. 

3 Jesus, I throw my arms around. 

And hang upon thy breast: 
"Without one gracious smile from thee, 
My spirit cannot rest. 

4 Oh, tell me that my worthless name 

Is graven on thy hands; 
Show me some promise in thy Book, 
Where my salvation stands. 



WATTS. 



722 



The Judge Coming. 8s, 7s k 4s, 



W 



1 C< EE th' eternal Judge descending, 
lO View him seated on his throne I 
Now, poor sinner, now lamenting. 

Stand, and hear thine awful doom: 
^ Trumpets call thee. 

Stand, and hear thine awful doom ! 

2 Hear the cries he now is venting, , 

Fill'd with dread of fiercer pain; 
While in anguish thus lamenting 
That he ne'er was bom again — 
Greatly mourning 
t That he ne'er was bom again: 

3 "Yonder sits my slighted Saviour, 

With the marks of dying love; 
Oh, that I had sought his favour, 
•. When IlTelt his Spirit move — 
Golden moments, 
When I felt his Spirit move !" 

4 Now, despisers, look and wonder! 

Hope and binners here must part; 
Louder th a a peal of thunder, 

Hear the dreadful sound, "Depart!" 

Lost for ever, 
Hear the dreadful sound, " Depart!" 



m 



ANON. 



JUDGMENT. 



723 



Contemplation of Judgment. C. P. M. 

1 f~\ GOD, my inmost soul convert, 

/ ^<J And deeply on my thoughtful heart 
, ' Eternal things impress; 

• Cause me to feel their solemn weight, 
And tremble on the brink of fate, 
And wake to righteousness. 

2 Before me place, in dread array, 

, > , . The pomp of that tremendous day, ^ ^' 

When thou with clouds shalt come 
, . To judge the nations at thy bar; 

And tell me. Lord, shall I be there 
To meet a joyful doom ? 

3 Be this my one ^eat business here, 
With serious industry and fear, 

Eternal bliss t' insure, — ; 
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil, ' ' 
And suffer all thy righteous will. 

And to the end endure. : 

4 Then, Father, then my soul receive, ^ 
Transported from this vale, to live 

And reign with thee above. 
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, 
And hope in full, supreme delight, 

And everlasting love. c. weslet. 

I ^~r Christ Coming to Judgment. 8s, 7s k 4s. 

1 T" O 1 he comes with clouds des^'^nding, 
JLJ Once for favoured sinnors slain; 
Thousand thousand saints attending. 

Swell the triumph of his train: 

Hallelujah ! 
Jesus shall forever reign. 

2 Every eye shall now behold him 

Kobed in dreadful majesty ! 
Those who set at nought and sold him. 
Pierced, and nailed him to the tree, 

Deeply wailing. 
Shall the true Mesuah see. 418 



JUDGMENT. 

Now the Saviour, long expected, 

See, in solemn pomp, appear; ' 

All his saints, by man rejected. 
Now shall meet him in the air: 

Hallelujah ! 
See the day of God appear. 

WESLEY & CENNICK. 



l2i 5 Be Thou My Hiding-Place. C. P. M. 

1 "VTTHEN thou, my righteous Judge, shalt 

▼ T come 

To take thy ransomed people home, 

Shall I among them stand ? ' 

Shall such a worthless worm as I, 
Who sometimes am afraid to die, 

Be found at thy right hand ? \ 

2 I love to meet among them now, 

Before thy gracious feet to bow, • 

Though vilest of them all : 
But, — can I bear the piercing thought? — 
"What if my name should be left out. 

When thou for them shalt call 1 

3 Prevent, prevent it by thy grace; 
Be thou, dear Lord, my hiding-place. 

In this, th' accepted day; 
Thy pardoning voice, oh, let me hear, 
To still my unbelieving fear. 

Nor let me fall, I pray. 

4 Let me among thy saints be found. 
Whene'er the archangel's trump shall sound 

To see thy smiling face; 
Then loudest of the throng I'll sing. 
While heaven's resounding mansions ring 

With shouts of sovereign grace. . 

C. WESLET. 



V^ 



JUDGMENT. 



726 



The LorcTt Coming. 



L.M. 



1 fllHE Lord \rill come: the earth shall quake: 
JL And hills their ancieiit seats forsake : 
And, withering from the vault of night 

The stars withdraTr their feeble light. 

2 The Lord irill come: but not the same 
As once in lowly form he came, — 

A quiet Lamb to slaughter led, — 

The bruise^^ , the suffering, and the dead. 

3 The Lord will come: a dreadful form. 
With wreath of flame and robe of storm, 
On cherub wings and wings of wind, 
Anointed Judge of human kind. 

4 Can this be he who wont to stray ^ ' •- 
A pilgrim on the world's highway. 

By power oppressed, and mocked by pride: 
O God, is this the Crucified ? 

5 Go, tyrants, to the rocks complain; 
Go, seek the mountains cleft in vain; 
But faith, victorious o'er the tomb. 
Shall sing for joy, ^' The Lord is come.' 



HEBEB. 



727 



The Judge is Near. 



8.M. 



1 TIEHOLD, the day is come; 
J3 The righteous Judge is near; 
And sinners, trembling at their doom, 

Shall soon their sentence hear. 

2 Angels, in bright attire, 

Conduct him through the skies; 
Darkness and tempest, smoke and fire. 
Attend him as he flies. 

Z Hr T awful is the sight! 

How loud the thunders roar! 

The sun forbears to give his light, 

And stars are seen no mora 



4tf 



JUDGMENT. 






4 The whole creation groans; 
But saints arise and sing: 
They are the ransomed of the Lord, 

And he their Qod and King, beddombl 

i jiO Psalm xcvii. L. M. 

1 TTE reigns! the Lord, Hie Saviour reigns! 
-tX Praise him in evangelic strains; 

Let the whole earth in songs rejoice, ^ 

And distant islands join their 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, lo! he comes, = < > 
Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs ; 
Before him bums devouring fire. 

The mountains melt, the seas retire! 

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 ! 



729 



WATTa 



L.M. 



416 



Youth and Jttdgmeni. 

1 "VTE sons of Adam, vain and young, 

JL Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue^ 
Taste the delights your souls desire. 
And give a loose to all your fire. 

2 Pursue the pleasure you desire. 

And cheer your hearts with songs and wine; 
Enjoy the day of mirth; but know 
There is a day of judgment too. 

3 God frosD. on high beholds your thoughts; 
His book records your secret faults ; 

The works of darkness you have done 
Must all appear before the sun* 



HEAVEN. 

4 The vengeance to your follies due, 

Should strike your hearts with terror thro'; 
, How will ye stand before his face, 
/ Or answer for his injured grace 1 

6 Almighty God, turn off their eyes 
From these alluring vanities, 
And let the thunder of thy Word, ^ > 
Awake their souls to fear the Lord. WATTS. 



HEAVEN. 



,! 1^ 



n ■ ]%'}'•■■> 'J ^ 



730 



The Attractions of Heaven,. C. M. 

1 rjlHERE is a land of pure delight, 
X Where saints immortal reign; 

Eternal day excludes the night. 
And pleasures banish pain. 

2 There everlasting Spring abides. 

And never-fading flowers; 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
That heavenly land from ours. 

3 Sweet fields, beyond the swelling flood. 

Stand dressed in living green : 
So to the Jews old Canaan stood. 
While Jordan rolled between. 

4 Oh, could we make our doubts remove — 

Those gloomy doubts that rise — 
And see the Canaan that we love 
With unbeclouded eyes — 

5 Could we but climb where Moses stood 

And view the landscape o'er — 
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood, 
Should fright us from the shore. 

WATTS. 
41 



HIAVEM. 



731 



The Heavenly Land, 



L. M. 



1 fTlHEKE is a land mine eye hath seen, 
X In visions of enraptured thought^ 

So bright that all which spreads between 
Is with its radiant glory fraught. 

2 A land upon whose blissful shore 

There rests no shadow, falls no stain; 
There those who meet shall part no more, 
And those long parted meet again. 

3 Its skies are not like earthly skies, 

With varying hues of shade and light; 
It hath no need of suns to rise 
To dissipate the gloom of night. 

4 There sweeps no desolating wind 

Across that calm, serene abode; 
The wanderer there a home may find 
Within the paradise of God. 



ANON. 



732 



The Peace and Repose of Heaven. C. M. 

1 niHERE is an hour of hallowed peace 
JL For those with cares oppressed. 

When sighs and sorrowing tears shall cease 
, And all be hushed to rest. 

2 *Tis then the soul is freed from fears 

And doubts which here annoy; 
Then they that oft have sown in tears 
Shall reap again in joy. 

3 There is a home of sweet repose 

Where storms assail no more; 
The stream of endless pleasure flows 
On that celestial shore. 

4 There purity with love appears, 

And bliss without alloy; 
There they that oft had sown in tears 

Shall reap again in joy. w. B. tappan. 



HEAVEN. 



733 



The Heavenly Mcmeion. 'C. M. 

1 fT^HERE is a house not made with hands, 
jL Eternal, and on high; 

And here my spirit waiting stands 
Till God shall bid it fly. 

2 Shortly this prison of my clay 

Must be dissolved and fall ; 

Then, O my soul, with joy obey 

Thy heavenly Father's call. 

3 'Tis he, by his almighty grace, 

That forms thee fit for heaven, 
And, as an earnest of the place, 
Has his own Spirit given. 

4 We walk by faith of joys to come; 

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 absent from the flesh, 
And present. Lord, with thee. 



734 



My Home is in Heaven. 6s k, 4s. 



1 X'M but a stranger here, 
X Heaven is my home; 
Earth is a depart drear. 

Heaven is my home: 
Danger and sorrow stand 
Hound me on every hand; 
Heaven is my fatherland, — 

Heaven is my home. 

2 Wliat though the tempest rage, 

Heaven is my home; 
Short is my pilgrimage; 

Heaven is my home : 
Time's cold and wintry blast 
Soon will be overpast; 
I shall reach home at last, — 

Heaven is my home. 



«t9 



HEAVEN. 



3 There, at my Saviour's side, — 

Heaven is my home; 
I shall be glorified, — 

Heaven is my home : 
There are the good and blest. 
Those I loved most and best, 
And there I, too, shall rest: 

Heaven is my home. t. r. taylor. 



735 



Beautiful Zion. L. M. 6l. 

1 T>EAUTIFUL Zion, built above, 
-D Beautiful city^ that I love. 
Beautiful gates of pearly white, 
Beautiful temple, — God its light, — 
He who was slain on Calvary 
Opens those pearly gates to me. 

2 Beautiful heaven, where all is light, 
Beautiful angels, clothed in white, 

, Beautiful strains that never tire. 

Beautiful harps through all the choir,- — 
There shall I join the chorus sweet. 
Worshipping at the Saviour's feet. 

3 Beautiful throne for Christ our King, 
Beautiful songs the angels sing, ; 
Beautiful rest, all wanderings cease. 
Beautiful home of perfect peace, — 
There shall my eyes the Saviour see: 
Haste to this heavenly home with me. 



BEERS. 



736 



^ t;.' 



m 



The New Jerusalem, 

1 TERUSALEM, my happy home, 
f} Name ever dear to me ! 
When shall my labours have an end, 

In joy and peace, in thee 1 

2 Oh, when, thou city of my God, 

Shall I thy courts ascend. 
Where congregations ne'er break up, 
And Sabbaths have no endl 



CM. 



HEAVEN. 



3 There happier bowers than Eden's bloom. 

Nor sin nor sorrow know; 
Blest seats, through rude and stormy scenes, 
I onward press to you. 

4 Why should I shrink at pain and woe 

Or feel at death dismay] 
I've Canaan's goodly land in view, 
And realms of endless day, 

6 Jerusalem, my happy home, 
My soul stUl pants for thee ; 
Then shall my labours have an end, 

When I thy joys shall see. d. dickson. 



737 



7- 'rti 



The Paradise Eternal. 7s k, 6s. 

1 1^ PARADISE eternal, 
v^ What bliss to enter thee, 
And, once within thy portals. 

Secure forever be ! 

2 In thee no sin nor sorrow, 

No pain nor death is known; 
But pure glad life, enduring 
As heaven's benignant throne. 

3 There God shall be our portion. 

And we his jewels be; 
And gracing his bright mansions. 
His smile reflect and see. 

4 O paradise eternal, 

What joys in thee are known! 
O God of mercy, guide us. 

Till all be felt our own. T. davis. 



• OO The Redeemed in Heaven. 

1 TTTHO are these in bright array, 
W Tliis exalting, happy throng. 
Bound the altar night and day, 
Hynming one triumphant song 9 



78. 



m. 



HEAVEN. 



" Worthy is the Lamb once slain, 
Blessing, honour, glory, power, 

Wisdom, riches, to obtain, ^ 

New dominion every hour." 

2 These through fiery trials trod ; ; 

These from great affliction came; - 
Now, before the throne of God, 

Sealed with his almighty name : 
Clad in raiment pure and white, 

Victor-palms in every hand. 
Through their great Redeemer's might. 

More than conquerors they stand. 

3 Hunger, thirst, disease, unknown. 

On immortal fruits they feed : 
Them the Lamb, amidst the throne. 

Shall to living fountains lead : 
Joy and gladness banish sighs; 

Perfect love dispels all fears; 
And forever from their eyes 

God shall wipe away their tears. 



739 



MONTOOMERr. 



S. M. 



1 



Dwellimi ivith God. 

FOREVER with the Lord!" 
Amen ! so let it be ; 
Life from the dead is in that word, — 
'Tis immortality. 

Here in the body pent, , 

Absent from him, I roam. 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent 

A day's march nearer home. 

My Father's house on high. 
Home of my soul, — how near, 

At times, to faith's foreseeing eye 
Thy golden gates appear 1 

" Forever with the Lord I" ^ ' I 

Father, if 'tis thy will. 
The promise of that faithful Word 

E'en here in me fulfil. montoomert. 



HEAYKC. 



Fm Going Hornet 



L.M. 



740 

1 IVT Y heavenly home is bright and fair; 
i-v-L No pain nor death can enter there; 
Its glittering tow'rs the sun outshine; 
That heavenly mansion shall be mine. 

2 My Fathei'^s house is built on high. 
Far, far above the starry sky; 
When from this earthly prison free, 
That heavenly maiision mine shall be. 

3 Let others seek a home below. 

Which flames devour, or waves o'erflow; 

Be mine & happier lot to own 

A heavenly mansion near the throne. 



CHORUS. 



I'm going home, I'm going home, 
I'm going home to die no more; 
To die no more, to die no more, 
I'm going home to die no more. 



741 



Rest in Hea/ven. 



W. HUNTER. 



8s k 6b. 



1 rriHERE is an hour of peaceful rest 
X To mourning wanderers given; 
There is a joy for souls distressed, 

A balm for every wounded breast, 
'Tis found alone in heaven. 

2 There is a home for weary souls. 

By sins and sorrows driven, 
When tossed on life's tempestuous shoals, 
Where storms arise, and ocean rolls, 

And all is drear, — 'tis heaven. 

3 There faith lifts up the tearless eye. 

The heart no longer riven. 
And views the tempest passing by, 
3ees evening shadows quickly fly, 

Aud all serene in heaven. 



423 



HEATEV. 

4 There fragrant flowers immortal bloom, 
And joys supreme are given; 
There rays divine disperse the gloom; 
Beyond the dark and narrow tomb 
Appears the dawn of heaven. 

W. B. TAPPAN. 

I ~ri5 Aspiration for Heaven. S. M. 

1 TjlAR from my heavenly home, 
J- Far from my Father's breast, 
Fainting, I cry, Blest Saviour, come, 

And speed me to my rest. 

2 My spirit homeward turns. 

And faith would thither flee; 
My heart, Zion, droops and yearns, 
\Vn.ien I remember thee. 

3 To thee, to thee, I press, < 

A dark and toilsome road ; ( 

"When shall I pass the wilderness, 
And reach the saints' abode % 

4. God of my life, be near; 

On thee my hopes I oast; ■* 

Oh, guide me through the desert here. 



\\ 



And bring me home at last ! 



743 



Rest for the Wea/ry! 

1 TN the Christian's home in glory, 
JL There remains a land of rest. 
There my Saviour's gone before me, 

To fulfil my soul's request. 

2 He is fitting up my mansion, \ 

Which eternally shall stand. 
For my stay shall not be transient. 
In that holy, happy land. 

3 Pain or sickness ne'er shall enter. 

Grief nor woe my lot shall share; 
But in that celestial centre, 
I a crown of life shall wear. 



LYTB. 



P.M. 



42i 



HEAVEN. 

Death itself shall then be vanquished, 
And his sting shall be withdraivn; 

Shout for gladness, oh, ye ransomed, 
Hail with joy the rising mom ! 

Sing, oh, sing, ye heirs of glory ! 

Shout your triumph as you go; 
Zion's gate will open for you. 

You shall find an entrance through. 

CHORUS. 

There is rest for the weary, 
There is rest for the weary, 
There is rest for the weary. 

There is rest for you. anon. 



744 



The Saints Above. • C. M. 

1 /^ IVE me the wings of faith to rise 
VJT Within the veil, and see 

The saints above, how great their joys, 
How bright their glories be. 

2 Once they were mourning here below. 

And bathed their couch with tears; 
They wrestled hard, as we do now. 
With sins, and doubts, and fears. 

3 I ask them whence their victory came; 

They, with united breath. 
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, 
Their triumph to his death. 

4 They marked the footsteps that he trod; 

His zeal inspired their breast; 
And, following their incarnate God, 
Possessed the promised rest. 

6 Our glorious Leader claims our praise, 
For his own pattern given; 
While the long cloud of witnesses 
Show the same path to hea-« ' n. 



c 2 



WATTS 
425 



HEAVEK. 



745 



No Sorrow There ! S.M, 

1 f\ SING to me of heaven, 
\J When I am called to die; 
Sing songs of holy ecstacy, 

To waft my soul on high ! 

2 I love to sing of heaven, 

Where white-robed angels are; . 

Where many a friend is gathered safe 
From fear, and toil, and care. 

3 I love to think of heaven. 

Where my Redeemer r^gns; 
Where rapturous songs of triumph rise / 
In endless, joyous strains. 



'^ij... \ 



CHORUS. 

There'll be no sorrow there. 
There'll be no sorrow there; 

In heaven above, where all is lov^ 
There'll be no sorrow there. 



r- X 



ANOIf. 



746 



426 



Perfect Bliaa I CM. 

1 mHERE is a world of perfect bliss 
X Above the starry skies; 

Oppressed with sorrows and with sins, 
I thither lift my eyes. 

2 'Tis there the weary are at rest, 

And all is peace within; i 
The mind, with guilt no more oppressed, 
Is tranquil and serene. 

3 Discord and strife are banished thence, 

Distrust and slavish fear; 
No more we hear the pensive sigh. 
Or see the falling tear. 

4 Farewell to earth and ear'ihly things: 

In vain they tempt my stay: 
Come, angels, spread your joyful wings, 
And bear my soul away. beddome. 



747 



HEAVEN. 

Jerusalem the Golden. 7s & 6s. 

1 JERUSALEM the golden! 

€/ With milk and honey blest, 
Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, oh, I know not 

What joys await us there, 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 

2 They stand, those halls of Zion, 

All jubilant with song, 
And bright with many an angel, 

And all the martyr throng. 
The Prince is ever in them. 

The daylight is serene ; 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 

3 There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from care released, 
The shout of them that triumph, 

The song of them that feast. 
And they who, with their Leader, 

Have conquered in the fight, 
Forever and forever 
' ' Are clad in robes of white. 

* i BERNARD, 

•- TRANBLATBD BT J. M. NEALK. 



748 



The Hope of Heaven. 



CM. 



1 TXT HEN I can read my title clear 

▼ T To mansions in the skies, 
I bid farewell to every fear, 
And wipe my weeping eyes. 

2 Should earth against my soul engage, 

And fiery darts be hurled. 
Then I caji smile at Satan's rage. 
And face a frowning world. 



^7 



HEAVEN. 

3 Let carus, like a wiid deluge, come, 

And storms of sorrow fall ! 
May I but safely reach my home, 
My God, my heaven, my all. 

4 There shall I bathe my weary soul 

In seas of heavenly rest, 
And not a wave of trouble roll 
Across my peaceful breast. 



WATTS. 



• "tt/ Longing for Heaven. lis. 

1 X WOULD not live alway : I ask not to stay 
JL Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the 

way; 
*The few lucid mornings that dawn on us here 
Are followed by gloom or beclouded with fear. 

2 I would not live alway thus fettered by sIl. — 
Temptation without and corruption within : 
E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled with fears, 
And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent tears. 

3 I would not live alway: no, welcome the tomb: 
Since Jesus hath lain there, I heed not its gloom : 
There sweet be my rest till he bid me arise 

To hail him in triumph descending the skies. 

4 Who, who would live alway away from his God — 
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, 
Where rivers of pleasure flow bright o'er the 

plains. 
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns ? 

6 There saints of all ages in harmony meet. 

Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet; 
While anthems of rapture unceasingly roll, 
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul. 



428 



MUHLENBUBG. 



750 



HEAVEN. 



Children in Heaven. 



LENBUBG. 



CM. 

1 A ROUND the throne of God in heaven, 
-xTjL Thousands of children stand; 
Children whose sins are all forgiven , 

A holy, happy band. 

2 In flowing robes of spotless white 

See every one arrayed ; 
Dwelling in everlasting light, 
And joys that never fade. 

3 What brought them to that world above, 

That heav'n so bright and fair. 
Where all is peace, and joy, and love — 
How came these children there 1 

4 Because the Saviour shed his blood, 

To wash away their sin; 
Bathed in that pure and precious flood. 
Behold them white and clean ! 

6 On earth they sought the Saviour's grace, 
On earth they loved his name; 
So now they see his blessed face. 
And stand before the Lamb. 

CHORUS. 

Singing glory, glory, 
Glory be to God on high. 

ANNA SHEPHERD. 

I X Aspirations after Heaven. 7s k 6s. 

1 /^H, for the robes of wl iteness I 
v_7 Oh, for the tearless eyes I 
Oh, for the glorious brightness 

Of the unclouded skies ! 

2 Oh, for the no more weepiug 

Within the land of love. 
The endless joy of keeping 
The bridal feast above. 

429 



HEAVEN. 



3 Oh, for the bliss of dying, 

My risen Tx)rd to meet ! 
Oh, for the rest of lying 
Forever at his feet ! 

4 Oh, for the hour of seeing 

My Saviour face to face, 
The hope of ever being 

In that sweet meeting-place. 

5 Jesus, tliou King of Glory, 

I soon shall dwell with thee; ^ 

I soon shall sing the story 
Of thy great love to me. 

6 Meanwhile my thoughts shall enter, 

E'en now, before thy throne, 
That all my love may centre 
On thee, and thee alone. 

CHARITIE LEES SMITH. 



752 



430, 



LovBy Iteaty and Home. 9s, 4s & 6s. 

1 "DEYOND the smiling and the weeping 
J-f I shall be soon; V 
Beyond the waking and the sleeping. 
Beyond the sowing and the reaping, 

I shall be soon. 
Love, rest and home — sweet, sweet home ! '^ 
Oh, how sweet it will be there to meet 
The dear loved ones at home. 

2 Beyond the blooming and the fading s 

I shall be soon; 
Beyond the shining and the shading, i. ; ' "^ 
Beyond the hoping and the dreading, • 

I shall be soon. 
Love, rest, and home, &c. 

3 Beyond the rising and the setting 

I shall be soon; ' - 

Beyond the calming and the fretting, 
Beyond remembering and forgetting, 

I shall be soon. 
Love, rest, and home, &c. 



HEAVEN. 



I V 



(>' 



MITH. 



& 6s. 



le! 



4 Bejond the parting and the meeting 
I shall be soon ; 
Beyond the farewell and the greeting, 
Beyond «iie pulse's fever beating, 
I shall be soon. 
Love, rest, and home, &e. 



753 



ffea/ven in Prospect. 



BONARf 

CM. 



1 i^N Jordan's stormy banks I stand, 
y^ And cast a wistful eye 

To Canaan's fair and happy land, 
Where my possessions lie. ^ 

2 Oh, the transporting, rapturous scene 

That rises to my sight ! 
Sweet fields, arrayed in livii^ green, 
And rivers of delight. 

3 O'er all those wide-extended plains 

Shines one eternal day; 
There God the Son forever reigns 
And scatters night away. 

4 No chilling wind nor poisonous breath 

Can reach that healthful shore; 
. Sickness and sorrow, pain and death. 
Are felt and feared no more. 

5 When shall I reach that happy place, 

And be forever blest ? 
When shall I see my Father's face. 
And in his bosom rest 1 

6 Filled with delight, my raptured soul 

Would here no longer stay; 
Tho' Jordan's waves should round me roll, 
I'd fearless launch away. (j. stennett. 



754 



The ScUtUs in Light. C. M. 

HOW bright those glorious spirits shine ! 
Whence all their white array] 
How came they to the blissful seats 
Of everlasting day] 



4.31 



HEAVEN. 

2 Lo, these are thej from sufTering great 

Who came to realms of light, 
And in the blood of Chidst have washed • 
Those robes which shine so bright. 

3 Now with triumphal palms they stand 

Before the throne on high, 
And serve the God they love amidst 

The glories of the sky. . 

4 His presence fills each heart with joy. 

Times every mouth to sing; 
By day, by night, the sacred courts 
With glad hosannas ring. 

6 Hunger and thirst are felt no more, 
Nor suns with scorching ray; 
God is their sun whoso cheering beams 
Diffuse eternal day. 

6 The Ijamb, which dwells amidst the throne. 

Shall o'er them still preside, 
Feed them with nourishment divine, • 

And all their footsteps guide. 

7 'Mong pastures green he'll lead his flock, 

Where living streams appear; 
And God, the Lord, from every eye 
ShaU wipe off every tear. 

WATTS, 

' AMENDED BY IVILUAX CAMHROK. 



755 



Nq Abiding City. 



L.M. 



1 " XTTTE'VE no abiding city here,"— 

T V This may distress the worldling's mind. 
But should not cost the saint a tear, 

Who hopes a better rest to find. '. 

2 " We've no abiding city here," — 

Sad tnith, were this to be our home; 
But let this thought our spiiits cheer, — 
" We seek a city yet to come.** 
43? 



3d 



MIS0BLLANE0U8. 

3 " We've no abiding city here;" 

Then let us live as pilgrims do; 

Let not the world our rest appear, 

But let us haste from all below. 

4 " We've no abiding city here," — 

We seek a city out of sight; 
Zion its name, the Ijord is there; 
It shines with everlasting light. 

6 Oh, sweet abode of peace and love, 

Where pilgrims, freed from toil, are blest; 
Had I the pinions of a dove, 
I'd fly to thee and be at rest ! 

THOMAS KELLY. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



x)ne. 



■•> 






M. 



ndy 



i 1) Christ^ 8 Loving Kindness. L. M. 

1 A WAKE, ray soul, in joyful lays, 

-^TjL And sing thy great Redeemer's praise; 
He justly claims a song from me; 
His loving kindness, oh, how fi-ee ! 

2 He saw me ruined by the fall. 
Yet loved me, notwithstanding all; 
He saved me from my lost estate; 
His loving kindness, oh, how great ! 

3 Though numerous hosts of mighty foes, 
Though earth and hell my way oppose, 
He safely leads my soul along; 

His loving kindness, oh, how strong ! 

4 I often feel my sinful heart 
Prone from my Saviour to depart; 
But though I oft have him forgot, 

^ His loving kindness changes not. 

6 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale; 
Soon all my mortal powers must fail; 
Oh, may my last, expiring breath 
His loving kindness sing in death. 

483 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



6 Then let me mount and soar away 
To the bright world of endless day; 
^.nd sing, with ranture and surprise, 
His loving kindness in the skies, medley. 



757 



Electirig Love Ackrwwledged. 7s & 6s. 



1 ' rpIS not that I did choose thee, 

X For, Lord, that could not be; 
This heart would still refuse thee, 

But thou hast chosen me : 
Thou, from the sin that stain'd me, 

Wash'd me and set me free. 
And to this end ordain'd me. 

That I should live to thee. 

2 'Twas sovereign mercy call'd me. 

And taught my opening mind ; 
The world had else enthrall'd me, 

To heavenly glories blind. 
My heart owns none above thee ; / 

For thy rich gi-ace I thirst; 
This knowing, if I love thee, , 

Thou must have loved me first. 



,v< 



V 






CONDER. 



758 



494 



Love Before Atonement. C. M. 

'rilVvAS not to make Jehovah's love 

JL Towards the sinner flame, 
That Jesus, from his throne above, ; - 
A suffering man became. 

*Twas not the death which he endured, 
Nor all the pangs Jue bore, • 

That God's eternal love procured, 

For God was love before. ' ; 

He loved the world of his elect 
"With love surpassing thought; 

Nor will his mercy e'er neglect 
The souls so dearly bought. 






I 



MISCELLANlBOUS. 



4 The warm affections of his breast 

Towards his chosen bum; 

And in his love he'll ever rest, 

Nor from his oath return. 

5 Stjll to confirm his oath of old, , 

See in the heavens his bow; 
No fierce rebukes, but love untold 
Awaits his children now. 



KENT. 



4 1/ Grace Acknowledged. 7s 6l. 

1 TTTHEN I stand before the throne, 

"T y Dress'd in beauty not my own. 
When I see thee as thou art, 
Love thee with unsinning heart. 
Then, Lord, shall I fully know — 
Not till then — how much I owe. 

2 Chosen not for good in. me, 
Waken'd up from wrath to flee. 
Hidden in the Saviour's side, 

J. By the Spirit sanctified, 

Teach me, Lord, on earth to show. 
By my love, hbw*much I owe. 

3 Oft I walk beneath the cloud, 
Dark as midnight's gloomy shroud ; 
But, when fear is at the height, 
Jesus comes, and all is light; 
Blessed Jesus ! bid me show 
Doubting saints how much I owe. 



760 



M'CHBYNB. 

Christ Sought Me I S. M. D. 

1 X WAS a wandering sheep, 
X I did not love the fold: 
I did not love my Shepherd's voice, 

I would not be controlled ; 
I was a wa^ ward child, 

I did not love my home, 

I did not love my Father's voice, 

I loved afar to roam. 

486 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



2 The Shepherd sought his sheep, 

The Father sought his child ; 
He followed me o'er vale and hill, 

O'er deserts waste and wild; 
He found me nigh to death, 

Famished, and faint, and lone; 
He bound me with the bands of love, 

He saved the wandering one. 

3 Jesus my Shepherd is, ' ''''\ 

'Twas he that loved my soul, 
'Twas he that washed me in his blood, 

'Twas he that made me whole; 
'Twas he that sought the lost, 

That found the wandering sheep; 
'Twas he that brought me to the fold; 

'Tis he that still doth keep. 

1 ' . BONAR. 



\ 



761 



,-lhr' 



Psalm hcxxix. 






CM. 



488 



1 r\ GREATLY bless'd the people are 
\J The joyful sound that know; 

In brightness of thy face, O Lord, 
They ever on shall go. ^ ; ,ij .j 

2 They, in thy name, shall all the day 

Rejoice exceedingly; 
And in thy righteousness shall they 
Exalted be on high. 

3 Because the glory of their strength 

Doth only stand in thee; 
And in thy favour shall our horn 
And power exalted be. 

4 For God is our defence; and he 

To us doth safety bring: ' 

The Holy One of Israel 
Is our almighty King. 

SCOTCH VERSION. 










MISCELLANEOUS. 




762 




Tlie Sons of God. S. 


M. 


1 


IJEHOLD, what wondrous grace 
XJ The Father has bestowed 





•:. :V 






iR. 



M. 



On sinners of a mortal race, 
To call them sons of God ! 

2 Nor doth it yet appear 

How great we must be made : 
But when we see our Saviour here, 
We shall be like our Head. 

3 A hope so much divine 

May trials well endure; 
May purify our souls from sin, 
As Christ, the Lord, is pure. 

4 If in my Father's love 

I share a filial p^trt, 
Send down thy Spirit like a dove 
To rest upon my heart. 

5 We would no longer lie 

Like slaves beneath the throne; 
Our faith shall Abba, Father, cry, 
And thou the kindred own. 



763 



Paalm cocod. 



"WATtS. 



CM. 



N. 



1 T TO the hills will lift mine eyes, 

X From whence doth come mine aid; 
My safety cometh from the Lord, 
Who heav'n and earth hath made. 

2 Thy foot he'll not let slide, nor will 

He slumber that thee keeps; 
Behold, he that keepi Israel, 
He slumbers not, nor sleeps. 

3 The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy shade 

On thy right hand doth stay; 
The moon by night thee shall not smite, 
Nor yet the sun by day. 



437 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



4 The Lord shall keep thy soul; he shall 
Preserve thee from all ill; \ 

Henceforth thy going out and in 
God keep forever will. 

SCOTCH VERSION. 



7G4 



Lostf but Found 1 



CM. 



1 A MAZING gi-ace 1 how sweet the sound, , 
-iCJL That saved a wretch like me ! 

I once was lost, but now am found; 
Was blind, but now I see. 

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, 

And grace my fears relieved; 
How precious did that grace appear, 
The hour I first believed ! 

3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares, 

I have already come; 
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far. 
And grace will lead me home. 

4 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail, 

And mortal life shall cease, 
I shall possess, within the veil, 
A life of joy and peace. 

5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, 

The sun forbear to shine; 
But God, who called me here below. 

Will be forever mine. newton. 



765 



The Lost Found ! 



CM. 



4.38 



1 f\ HOW divine, how sweet the joy, 
*-^ When but one sinner turns. 

And with a humble, broken heart. 
His sins and errors mourns I 

2 Pleased with the news, the saints below 

In songs their tongues employ; 
Beyond the skies the tidings go. 
And heaven is filled with joy. 



i 



: 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



8I0N. 

. M. 

id, ^ 









ON. 



M. 



3 Well pleased, the Father sees and hears 

The conscious sinner's moan; 

Jesus receives him in his arms, 

And claims him for his own. 

4 Nor angels can their joys contain, 

But kindle with new iire; 
" The sinner lost is found," they sing, 
And stiike the sounding lyre. 

NEEDHAM. 

7 O One with Christ C. M. 

1 T" ORD Jesus, are we one with thee ] 
J-J Oh height, oh depth of love ! 
With thee we died upon the tree; 

In thee we live above. 

2 Such was thy grace, that for our sake 

Thou didst from heaven come down, 
'""" Our mortal flesh and blood partake, 
In all our misery one. 

3 Our sins, our guilt, in love divine. 

Were borne on earth by thee; 
The pain, the curse, the wrath were thine 
To set thy members free. 

4 Ascended now in glory bright. 

Still one with us thou art; 
Nor life, nor death, nor depth, nor height, 
Thy saints and thee can part. 

5 Oh, teach us, Lord, to know and own 

This wondrous mystery. 
That thou with us art truly one, 

And we are one with thee ! j. o. deck. 

I O 4 Union vnth Christ. C. M. 

1 f\ BLESSING rich, for sons of men 
\J Members of Christ to be. 
Joined to the holy Son of God 
In wondrous unity. 

433 



MISOELLA J7E0US. 

2 O Jesus^ our great Head divine. 

From whom most freely flow 
The streams of life and strength and warmth. 
To all the frame below: 

3 Keep ^is as members sound and whole 

Within thy body true ; , 

Build us into a temple fair, ; < 

Meet stones in order due. ,.-,./ 

K 

4 Keep us good branches of thy vine, 

Large store of fruit to yield, ^ , ^ 

Keep us as sheep that wander not 
From thy most pleasant field. ,j 

5 From one with God, O Jesus blest, 

We are, when one with thee, 
\ With saints on earth and saints at rest 
A glorious comp&ny. 

HTMNOLOOIA CHRISTIANA. 



768 



Hidden in Christ. 

JESUS, grant me this I pray. 
Ever in thy heart to stay; 
Let me evermore abide 
Hidden in thy wounded side. 
If the Evil One prepare. 
Or the world, a tempting snare, 
I am safe when I abide 
In thy heart and wounded side. 

If the flesh, more dangerous still, 
Tempt my soul to deeds of ill, 
Naught I fear when I abide 
In thy heart and wounded side. 
Death will come one day to me; 
Jesus, cast me not from thee : 
Dying, let me still abide 
In thy heart and wounded side. 



7s. D. 



440 



ANON. 



769 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



"Abide in Me." 



CM. 



•rmth. 



TIANA. 



7s. D. 



ANON. 



1 TESTIS, immutably the same, 
t) Thou true and living Vine, 

/ Around thy allnsupporting stem 
My feeble arms I twine 

2 Quickened by thee, and kept alive, 

I flourish and bear fruit; 

My life I from thy sap derive. 

My vigour from thy root. 

3 I can do nothing without thee; 

My strength is wholly thine; 
"Withered and barren should I be. 
If severed from the Vine. 

4 Upon my leaf, when parched with heat 

Refreshing dew shall drop; 
The plant which thy right hand hath set. 
Shall ne'er be rooted up. 

6 Each moment watered by thy care, 
And fenced with power divine, 
Fruit to eternal life shall bear 
The feeblest branch of thine. 



770 



Christ the Way. 



TOPLADy. 



L. M. D. 



JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone. 
He that I placed my hopes upon; 
His track I see, and I'll pursue 
The narrow way till him I view. 
The way the holy prophets went. 
The road that leads from banishment, 
The King's highway of holiness, 
I'll go, for all the paths are peace. 

This is the way I long have sought, 
And mourned because I found it not; 
My grief, my burden, long have been 
because I could not cease from sin. 

t)2 



4AI 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



The mqre I strove against its power, 
I sinned and stumbled but the more; 
Till late I heard my Saviour say, 
" Come hither, soul, for I'm the Way !"" 

Lo ! glad I come; and thou, dear Lamb,. 
Shalt take me to thee as I am : , 

Nothing but sin I th-^e car ivt ; 
Yet help me, and thv i r^ . . < I'll live: 
I'll tell to all poor sitiu :r , ;• 'nd 
What a dear Saviour I i -ve io'nd; 
I'll point to thy redeeming blooa, 
And say, " Behold the way to God !" 



CENNICK. 



771 



8s & 7s. 
Rejoicing in Hope of the Glory of God. 

1 TT'NOW, my soul, thy full salvation; 
J\- Rise o'er sin and fear and care ; 
Joy to find in every station. 

Something still to do or bear ; 
Think what Spirit dwells within thee; ' 

Think what Father's smiles are thine; 
Think what Jesus did to win thee: 

Child of heaven, canst thou repine % 

2 Haste thee on from gi'ace to glory. 

Armed by faith and winged by prayer: 
Heaven's eternal day's before thee; 

God's own hand shall guide thee there. 
Soon shall close thy earthly mission; 

Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days; 
Hope shall change to glad fruition. 

Faith to sight, and pi'ayer to praise. 



LYTE. 



77 



9 



442 



The Bridegroom^ 8 Feast. C. M. 

1 nnHE sun is set, the twilight's o'er, 
JL The night-dews fall like rain: 
A Prince stands at a suppliant's door. 
And knocks, and knocks again. 



.;• 



A 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

I slumber; but my heart is moved 

With joy and holy fear: 
" Is it thy footsttip, O beloved, 

Thy hand, thy voice, I hear?" 

" 'Tis I, thy Lord, who stand and wait 

Beneath the darkening sky : 
Arise, unbar, unclose the gate, — 

Fear nothing; it is I. 

"The bread of life is in my hand; 

The wine of heaven I bring; 
Fulfil my tenderest last command: 

The Bridegroom is thy King. 

" Eat, drink; and muse in loving trust, 

The while I sup with thee :" 
If this be heaven on earth, what must 

My bridal banquet be 1 bickersteth. 



lie) The Firm Foundation. lis. 

1 TTOW firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, 
XX Is laid for your faith in his excellent Word ! 
What more can he say than to you he hath said, 
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled 1 

2 In every condition, — in sickness and health, 
In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth, 
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, 
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength 

ever be. 

3 E'en down to old age, all my people shall prove 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love; 
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn, 
Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne. 

4 The soul that on Jesus hath leant for repose, 
I will not, I will not, desert to its foes; 

That soul, though all hell should endeavour to 

shake, 
I'll never, no never, no never, forsake ! 

KEITH. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



774 



The Name of Jeeua Loved. C. M. 

1 TESUS, I love thy charming name; 
V 'Tis music to my ear; 

Fain would I sound it out so loud 
• That earth and heaven might^hear. 

2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul, < 

My transport and my trust; 
Jewels to thee are gaudy toys, V 

And gold is sordid dust. 

3 All my capacious powers can wish 

In thee doth richly meet; 
Nor to my eyes is light so dear, 
Nor friendship half so sweet. 

4 Thy grace shall dwell upon my heart, 

And she^l its fragrance there, — 
The noblest balm of all its wounds, 
The cordial of its care. 

5 I'll speak the honours of thy name ^ 

With my last, labouring breath, 
And, dying, clasp thee in my arms, 
, The antidote of death. doddoiidqe. 



775 



" Lovest Thou Me ?" 



7s, 



1 XT' ARK ! my soul; it is the Lord, 
XX *Tis thy Saviour; hear his wcxrd; 
Jes^^s speaks, and speaks to thee, 

" Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me ? 

2 " I delivered thee when bound,^ 

And, when bleeding, healed thy wound. 
Sought thee wandering,^set thee right, 
Turned thy darkness into light. 

3 " Can a woman's. tender care 
Cease toward the child she bare ? 
Yes, she may forgetful be. 

Yet will I remember thee. 



444 



1 M. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

4 '' Mine is an unchanging love, 
Higher than the heights above, 
Deeper than the depths beneath, 
Free and faithful, strong as death. 

5 " Thou shalt see my glory soon, 
When the work of grace is done ; 
Partner of my throne shalt be: 
Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou mel" 

6 Lord,f,it is my chief complaint. 
That my love is weak and faint; 
Yet I love thee, and adore; 

? Oh ! for grace to love thee more. 



COWPER. 



776 



IIDOE. 



7s. 



t; 



1, 



The Fulness of Chrisfs Love. C. P. M. 

1 /^ LOVE divine, how sweet thou art ! 
KJ When shall I find my willing heart 

All taken up by thee 1 
I thirst, I faint, I die, to prove 
The greatness ^of redeeming love, 

The love of Christ to me. 

2 Stronger his love than death or hell; 
No mortal can its riches tell, 

Nor first-bom sons of light: 
In vain they long its depths to see; 
They cannot reach the mystery, 

The length, the breadth, the height. 

3 Oh, that I could forever sit 

In transport at my Saviour's feet ! 

Be this my happy choice; 
My only care, delight, and bliss; 
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this, 

To hear my Saviour's voice. 



0. WESLEY. 



777 



Enjoyment of Christ's Love. L. M. 

JESUS, thy boundless love to me 
No thought can reach, no tongue declare; 
Unite my thankful heart to thee. 
And reign without a rival there. 

445 



' MISCELLANEOUS. 

Thy love, how cheering is its ray ! 

All pain before its presence flies; 
Care, anguish, sorrow, molt away, \ 

Where'er its healing beams arise. 

Oh, let thy love my soul inflame. 
And to thy service sweetly bind ; 

Transfuse it through my inmost frame, 
And mould me wholly to thy mind. 

Thy love, in sufferings, be my peace; 

Thy love, in weakness, make me strong; 
And, when the storms of life shall cease, 
• Thy love shall be, in heaven, my song. 

J. WESLEY- 



778 



Love to ChriaL 



C. M. 



m 



1 y^O not I love thee, O my Lord 1 
JL/ Behold my heart and see; 
And turn each cursed idol out 

That dares to rival thee. 

2 Is not thy name melodious still 

To mine attentive ear? 
Doth not each pulse with pleasure bound 
My Saviour's voice to hear ? 

3 Hast thou a lamb in all thy flock 

I would disdain to feed 1 
Hast thou a foe before whose face 
I fear thy cause to plead ] 

4 Would not my ardent spirit vie 

With angels round the throne 
To execute thy sacred will, 

And make thy glory known 1 * *- 

5 Would not my heart pour forth its blood 

In honour of thy name. 
And challenge the cold hand of death 
To damp the immortal flame 1 



MISCF.LLAN£0U8. 



Thou know'st I love thee, dearest Lord ; 

But, oh ! 1 long to soar 
Far from the sphere of mortal joys, 

And learn to love thee more. 

DODDRIDGE. 



4 i\j More Love Desired. L. M. 6l. 

1 TESUS, my Lord, my God, my all, 

t} Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call; 
Hear me, and from thy dwelling-place 
Pour down the riches of thy grace. 
Jesus, my Lord, I thee adore; 
Oh, make me love thee more and more. 

2 Jesus, too late I thee have sought; 
How can I love thee as I ought 1 
And how extol thy matclilesa fame, 
The glorious beauty of thy name ? 
Jesus, my Lord, I thee a(lore; 

Oh, make me love thee more and more. 

3 Jesus, what didst thou find in me, 
That thou hast dealt so lovingly 1 

How great the joy that thou hast brought, 
So far exceeding hope or thought ! 
.^ Jesus, my Lord, I thee adore; 

Oh, make me love thee more and more. 

4 Jesus, of thee shall be my song; 
To thee my heart and soul belong; 
All that I have or own is thine. 

And thou, blest Saviour thou art mine. 

Jesus, my Lord, I thee a-'lore; 

Oh, make me love thee more and more. 

, H. COLLINS. 



780 



The Sweetest NaDie. 



8s <fe 7s. 



1 fTHHERE is no name so sweet on earth, 
X No name so sweet in heaven, — 
The name before his wondrous birth 
To Christ, the Saviour, given. 



417 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



V 



2 And when he hung upon the tree, 

They wrote his name above him. 
That all might see the reason we 
For evermN/re must love him. 

3 So now, upon his Father's throne, 

Almighty to release us 
From sin and pains, he ever reigns^ 
The Prince and Saviour Jesus. 

4 ' Jesus, by thy matchless name, 
Thy grace shall fail us never; 
To-day as yesterday the same. 
Thou art the same forever. 

Then let us sing, around our King, 
The faithful, precious Jesus, etc. 

CHORUS. i 

We love to sing around our King, 

And hail him blessed Jesus : 
For there's no word ear ever heard 

So dear, so sweet as Jesus. 

B. ROBERTS. 



781 



Jesui Loved. 



6s & i&. 



44S 



1 TESTIS, thy name I love, 
tl All other names above, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Oh, thou art all to me 1 
Nothing to please I see, 
Nothing apart from thee, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

2 Thou, blessed Son of God, 
Hast bought me with thy blood, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Oh ! how great is thy love, ; 
All other loves above. 
Love that I daily prove, 

Jesus, i-iiy Lord 1 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



782 



3 ,When unto thee I flee, 
Thou wilt my refuge be, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
What need I now to fear 1 
What earthly grief or care. 
Since thou art ever near 1 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

4 Soon thou wilt come again ! 
I shall be happy then, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Then thine own|face I'll see. 
Then I shall like thee be. 
Then evermore with thee, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 



ANON. 

7s. 6l. 



Jesv^ Only. 

1 T>LESSED Saviour, thee I love 
-D All my other joys above; 
All my hopes in thee abide, 
Thou my hope, and naught beside : 
Ever let my glory be . 
Only, only, only thee. 

2 Once again beside the cross 
All my gain I count but loss; 
Earthly pleasures feide away. 
Clouds they are that hide my day; 
Hence, vain shadows ! let me see 
Jesus crucified for me. 

3 Blessed Saviour, thine am I, 
Thine to live and thine to die; 
Height or depth or earthly pow'r 
Ne'er shall hide my Saviour more; 
Ever shall my glory be 

Only, only, only thee. dupfield. 

I GO -A. Miracle of Grace. 8s <fe 7s. D. 

1 TTAIL, my ever-blessed Jesus ! 
XX Only thee I wish to sing; 
To my soul thy name is precious. 
Thou my Prophet, Priest, and King; 






MISCELLANEOUS. 

Oh, what mercy flows from heavep ! 

Oh, what joy and happiness ! 
Love I much 1 I've much forgiven, — 

I'm a miracle of grace. 

Once with Adam's race in ruin, 

Unconcerned in sin I lay; 
Swift destruction still pursuing. 

Till my Saviour passed that way; • 
Witness, all ye hosts of heaven, *^ 

My Redeemer's tenderness : 
Love I much? I've much forgiven, — 

I'm a miracle of grace. 

Shout, ye bright angelic choir ! 

Praise the Lamb enthroned above ! 
While, astonished, I admire 

God's free grace and boundless love: 
That blest moment I received him 

Filled my soul with joy and peace: 
Love I much 1 I've much forgiven, — 

I'm a miracle of grace. wingrove. 



784 



Why Jesus is Loved. 



L. M. 



450 



1 rpiHE wondering world inquires to know, 
JL Why I should love my Jesus so . 

" What are his charms," say they, " above 
The objects of a mortal lovef 

2 All human beauties, all divine, 
In my beloved meet and shine, 
The fairest of ten thousand fairs, 
A sun amongst ten thousand stars. 

3 All over glorious is my Lord, 
He is beloved and yet adored; 
His worth, if all the nations knew. 
Sure the whole earth would love him too. 

WATTS. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



785 



3R0VE. 

L. M. 

7e 



' 



The Name of Jesus C. M. 

1 fTlHERE is a name I love to hear, 
J- I love to sing its worth; 

It sounds like music in mine ear 
The sweetest name on earth. 

2 It tells me of a Saviour's love, 

Who died to set me free; 
It tells me of his precious blood, 
t^ The sinner's perfect plea. 

3 Jesus, the name I love so well. 

The name I love to hear ! 
No saint on earth its worth can tell. 
No heart conceive how dear. 

4 This name shall shed its fragrance still 

Along this thorny road; ■ 

Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill 

That leads me up to God. anon. 



786 



Forever Loved. 



CM. 



ATTS. 



1 "VTE souls for whom the Son did die, 

JL In whom the Spirit dwells, 
Your sweet amazement riseth high. 
And strong your rapture swells. 

2 Who spared not that Son divine % 

Who sent that Spirit sweet % 
Father, the work of love is thine. 
The wonder is complete. 

3 Lord ! wouldst thou set thy love on me 

And choose me in thy Son % 
Lord ! hath my heart been given to thee ? 
Hath love in me begun % 

4 Ne'er let thy smile from me depart. 

My lieart from thee remove ! 

Eternal Lover, teach my heart 

Thine own eternal love. 



451 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



H 



d As on the endless ages roll 
Let my glad song still be 
"Forever hast thou loved my soul; 
Lord ! thou hast chosen me !" 

^ THOMAS H. GILL. 



" Hinder Me NoC 



787 

1 TN all my Lord's appointed ways 
JL My journey I'll pursue; 

" Hinder me not," ye much-loved saints, 
For I must go with you. 

2 Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead, 

I follow where he goes; 
" Hinder me not," shall be my cry, 
Though earth and hell oppose. 

3 Through duties, and through trials too, 

I'll go at his command; 
" Hinder me not," for I am bound 
To my Immanuel's land. 

4 Let Christ, my Leader, speak the word. 

His voice I'll ever hear; 
" Hinder me not;" for where he went. 
I'll follow without fear. 

6 And when my Saviour calls me home. 
Still this my cry shall be — 
"Hinder me not;" come, welcome, death; 
I'll gladly go with thee. 



CM. 



RYLAND AND STEWART. 



788 



/ Need TJiee, Jesus. 



7s & 6b. 



1 



452 



I" NTIli^D thee, precious Jesus ! 
JL i'or I 3^X1 full of sin; 
My soul is dark and guiHy, 

My hf ait is 'lead witliin; 
T n ;m1 ile cleansing fountain, 

V'^he'e I can fJways flee, 
The .iuo'l e{ Christ most precious, 

TIja Jjji ir's perfect plea. 



\ 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

I need thee, blessed Jesus ! 

For I am very poor; 
A stranger and a pilgrim, 

I have no earthly store; 
I need the love of Jesus 

To cheer me on my way, 
To guide my doubting footsteps. 

To be my strength and stay. 

I need thee, blessed Jesus ! 

I need a friend like thee; 
A friend to soothe and sympathize, 

A fri^'nd to care for me. 
I need the heart of Jesus 

To feel each anxious care. 
To tell my every want to, 

And all my sorrows share. 

I need thee, blessed Jesus ! 

And hope to see thee soon, 
Encircled with the rainbow, 

And seated on thy throne : 
There, with thy blood bought children, 

My joy shall ever be, 
To sing thy pi'aise, Lord Jesus, 

To gaze, my Lord, on thee. 

FREDERICK WHITFIELD. 



789 



The Life-Look I P. M. 

THERE is life for a look at the Crucified One; 
There is life at this moment for thee; 
Then look, sinner — look unto him and be saved — 
Unto him who was nail'd to the tree. 

It is not thy tears of repentance and prayers, 
But the blood that atones for the soul : 

On him, then, who shed it, believing, at once 
Thy weight of iniquities roll. 

His anguish of soul on the cross hast thou seen ? 

His cry of distress hast thou heard ? 
Then why, if the terrors of wrath he endui-ed, 

Should pardon to thee be deferr'd ? 

453 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

4 We are heal'd by his stripes; — ^wouldst thou add 

to the Word? 
And he is our righteousness made: 
The best robe of heaven he bids thee put on : 
Oh ! couldst thou be better array'd f 

5 Then doubt not thy welcome, since God has 

declared, 
There remaineth no more to be done; 
That once in the end of the world he appear'd; 
And completed the work he begun. 

6 But take, with rejoicing, from Jesus at once 

The life everlasting he gives : 
And know, with assurance, thou never canst die. 
Since Jesus, thy righteousness, lives. 

7 There is life for a look at the Crucified One; 

There is life at this moment for thee; 
Then look, sinner — look imto him and be saved — 
And know thysel P spotless as he. 

AMELIA MATILDA HULL. 



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730 



Jesus Paid it All ! 



7s & 6s. 



454, 



1 "VrOTHING, either .jreat or small, 
-L.1 Remains for me to do; 
Jesus died and paid it all. 

Yes, all the debt T owe. 

Jesus paid it all. 
All the debt I owe; 

Jesus died and paid it all. 
Yes, all the debt I owe. 

2 When he, from his lofty throne, 

Stooped down to do and die. 
Everything v/as fully done: 
Yes, " Finished !" was his cry. 

3 Weary, working, plodding one. 

Oh, wherefore toil you so ! 
Cease your "doing:" all was done, 
Yes, ages long ago. 



' 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

4 Till to Jesus' work you cling, 

Alone by simple faith, 
" Doing" is a deadly thing, — 
All " doing" ends in death. 

5 Oast your deadly " doing" down, 

Down, all at Jesus' feet; 
Stand in him, in him alone, 

All glorious and complete. Procter. 



791 



The Convert^ 8 Choice. 



7s. 



1 "pEOPLE of the living God, 

-L I have sought the world around, 
Paths of sin and sori'ow trod. 

Peace and comfort nowhere found. 

2 Kow to you my spirit turns, — I 

Turns, a fugitive unblest; 
Brethren, where your altar bums. 

Oh, receive me into rest. f 

3 Lonely I no longer roam, 

Like the cloud, the wind, the wave; 
Where you dwell shall be my home. 
Where you die shall be my grave. 

4 Mine the God whom you adore; 

Your Redeemer shall be mine; 
Earth can fill my soul no more; 

Every idol X resign. Montgomery. 



792 



Excellence of Faith. 



S. H. M. 



1 TjlAITH is the Christian's prop, 
Jt. Whereon his sorrows lean; 
It is the substance of his hope, 
His proof of things unsfien; 
It is the anchor of his soul 
When tempests rage ^nd billows roll. 



455 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



S 



793 



Faith is the polar star 

That guides the Christian's way, 
Directs his wanderings from afar 

To realms of endless day; 
It points the course where'er he roam, 
And safely leads the pilgrim home. 

Faith is the rainbow's form 
Hung on the brow of heaven, 

The to^ory of the passing storm. 
The pledge of mercy given; 

It is the bright, triumphal arch, 

Through which the saints to glory march. 



The faith that works by^ove. 

And purifies the heart, 
A foretaste of the joys ahove 

To mortals can impart; 
It bears us through this earthly strife. 
And triumphs in immortal life. anon. 

7s, 6s <& 5s. 
" Work WiVde it is Called Day." 



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1 "TTTORK, forJ[the night'is coming, 

T T Work thro' the morning hours. 
Work while the dew is sparkling. 

Work 'mid springing flow'rs: 
Work when the day grows brighter; 

Work in the glowing sun; 
Work, for'the night is'^coming, 

When man's work is done. 

2 Work, for the night is coming, 

Work through the sunny noon; 
Fill brightest hours w^ith labour. 

Rest comes sure and soon. 
Give every flying minute 

Something to keep in i itore : ' 
Work, for the night is coming, 

When man works no mar*.. 



466 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



Work, for the night is coming, 

Under the sunset skies ; 
While their brighter tints are glowing, 

Work, for the daylight flies. 
Work till the last beam fadeth, 

Fadeth to shine no more ; 
Work while the night is dark'ning, 

When man's work is o'er. anon. 



794 



The Better Country. 



8s. 



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\ k 5s. 



1 "V^T'E speak of the realms of the blest, 

T ▼ That country so bright and so fair, 
And oft are its glories confessed; 
But what must it be to be there ! 

2 We speak of its pathways of gold, 

Its walks decked with jewels so rare, 
Its wonders and pleasures untold ; 
- But what must it be to be there ! 






3 We speak of its freedom from sin 

From sorrow, temptation, and care, 
From trials without and within ; 
But what must it be to be there \ 

4 We speak of its service of love, 

The robes which the elorified wear. 
The Church of the first-bom above; 
But what must it be to be there ! 



Do thou, Lord, 'midst pleasure or woe, 
For heaven our spirits prepare. 

And shortly we also shall know 
And feel what it is to be there. 

ELIZABETH MILLS. 



795 



For Christians in Convention. 



L. M. 



1 "jjlROM distant corners of our land. 



Behold us, Lord, before thee stand. 
Once more prepared to thee to raise 
Our humble prayer, our grateful praise. 

e2 457 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

2 Blest be the hand whose guardian power 
Has kept us to this present hour ; 
Blest be the grace that bids us meet 
Thus round the throne, in union sweet. 

3 We meet to seek, in faith and zeal, 
The brethren's good, ihje Church's weal; 

whilst for Zion's cause we stand, 
May Zion's King be near at hand! 

4 We meet, O God, that through our land. 
The churches planted by thy hand, 

^ From error, weakness, discord free 
May bloom like gardens blest by thee. 

6 Smile on us, Lord, and through this place 

Diffuse the glory of thy face; 
' Here to our gathered tribes be given 
A brightening antepast of heaven. 

W. L. ALEXANDER, 

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4 y O Morning Family Worship. S. M. 

1 TjlATHER of life and light, 
J- To thee our song we raise : 
For all the mprcies of the night 

Accept our humble praise. 

2 Thy providential care 

Our morning board has spread ; 
O may our souls thy favour share, 
And eat the living bread. 

3 Thus strengthened by thy grace, 

In duty's path to run, 
^"^^ Our faith and hope in Christ we place, 

And say, — ^Thy will be done ! 

4 And when the vesper's peal , 
' From toil recalls us home, 

Before thy mercy-seat we'll kneel, 
And pray, — Thy kingdom come ! 

S. FLETOHEB. 

458 



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MISCELLANEOUS. 



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i t) i Mveni/ng Family Worship. C. M# 

1 f\ LOKD, another day is flown, 
\J And we, a feeble band, 

, Are met once more before thy throne, 
To bless thy fostering hand. 

2 Thy heavenly grace to each impart; 

All evil far remove; 
And shed abroad in every heart 
Thine everlasting love. 

3 Our souls, obedient to thy sway. 

In Christian bonds unite : 
Let peace and love conclude the day, 
And hail the morning light. 

4 Thus cleansed from sin, and wholly thine, 

A flock by Jesus led. 
The Sun of Righteousness shall shine 
In glory on our head. 

5 O still restore our wandering feet, 

And still direct our way; 
Till worlds shall fail, and faith shall greet 
The dawn of endless day. k. white. 



798 



For a Marriage. 



lace, 



7b. 6l. 



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1 C< AVIOUR, let thy sanction rest 
O On the union witnessed now; 
Be it with thy presence blest; 
Ratify the nuptial vow : 
Hallowed let this union be 

With each other and with thee. 

2 Thou, in Cana, didst appear 
At a marriage feast like this ; 
Deign to meet us, Saviour, here, 
Fountain of unmingled bliss ! 
Grown with joy this festive board — 
Joy that earth cannot afibrd. 



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3 We no miracle require — 
Turning water into wine — 
All our panting hearts desire 
Is to taste thy love divine : 

' Holy influence from above 

Consecrating earthly love. 

4 Let the path our friends pursue 
From this hour together trod, 
Many though its days, or few. 
Be a pilgrimage to God; 

To the land where rest is given, 
To our Father's house in heaven. 

BAFFLES. 

iVU y Somuel x. 2i. 6s & 4s. 

1 f^ OD save our gracious Queen, 
vT Long live our noble Qu«en, 

God save the Queen: 
Send her victorious, 
Happy and glorious, 
ji Long to reign over us I 

God save the Queen. 

2 O Lord our God, arise, 
Scatter her enemies. 

And make them fall : 
Confound their politics; 
Frustrate their knavish tricks; 
On thee our hopes We fix — 

God save us all. 

3 Thy choicest gifts in store 
' On her be pleased to pour; 

Long may she reign : 
Mav she defend our laws, 
And ever give us cause 
To sing with heart and voice, 

God save the Queen. 

NATIONAL ANTHEM. 
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JflSCBLLANEOUfl. 



Univeraal Fraiae. 



L. M. 



1 TjlROM all that dwell below the skies 
JL 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 thy Word: 

Thy praise shall sound from shore to sl^ore, 
Till suns shall rise and set no mpre. 

WATTS, 



461 



DOXOLOGIES. 



1 L.M. 

TO God the Father, God tho Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise, and glory given, 
Bj all on earth, and all in heaven ! 

2 L. M. 

"PRAISE God, from whom all blessings flow ! 
JL Praise him, all creatures here below ! 
Praise him above, ye heavenly host ! 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 

3 CM. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God, whom we adore, 
Be glory as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. 



b * C. M. 

LET God the Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit, be adored. 
Where there are works to make him known, 
Or saints to love the Lord. 



5 



418 



S. M. 

YE angels round the throne. 
And saints that dwell below. 
Worship the Father, praise the Son, 
And bless the Spirit too. 



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78. 



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HOLY Father, holy Son, 
Holy Spirit, Three in One, - 
Praise and glory be to thee 
Now and through eternity. 

78. 6l. 

PRAISE the name of God, most high. 
Praise him, all below the sky, 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host. 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ; 
Aa through countless ages past, 
Evermore his praise shSl last. 

7s. 6l. 

BLESSING, honour, glory, might, 
And dominion in&oite, 
To the Father of our Lord, 
To the Spirit, and the Word : 
As it was all worlds before, 
Is, and shall be evermore. 

7s & 6s. 

FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God whom we adore, 
Join we with the heavenly host 

To praise thee evermore : 
Live, by heaven and earth adored. 
Three in One, and One in Three, 
Holy, holy, holy Lord, 
AJl glory be to thoe! 

7s & 6s. 

TO thee b6 praise forever, 
Thou glorious King of kings; 
Thy wondrous love and favour 
Each ransomed spirit sings : 



m 



DOZaLOOIES. 



11 



Well celebrate thy glory 
With all thy saints above^ 

And shout the joyful story, 
Of thy redeeming love. 



10s. 



niO Father, Son, and Spirit, ever blest, 
Jl Eternal praise and worship be addressed ; 
From age to age, ye saints, his name adore. 
And sp^'ead his fame, till time shall be no more ! 



12 



8s & 7s. 

PBAISE the God of all creation; 
Praise the Father's boundless love. 
Praise the Lamb, our expiation, — 

Priest and King, enthroned above. 
Praise the Fountain of salvation, — 

Him by whom our spirits live ; 
Undivided adoration 

To the one Jehovah give. 



13 



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8s&7s. 6l. 

GLORY be to God the Father, 
Glory be to God the Son, 
Glory be to God the Spirit, 

Everlasting Three in One : 
Thee let heaven and earth adore, 
Now, henceforth, and evermore. 



8s, 7s & 4s. 

GREAT Jehovah, we adore thee,. 
Gk)d the Father, God the Son,, 
God the Spirit, joined in glory 
On the same eternal throne : 

Endless praises 
To Jehovah, Three in One. 



DOZOLOOIES. 



)ssed; 

re, 

o more! 



15 



C. P. M. 



TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Be praise amid the heavenly host 
And in the Church below : 
From whom all creatures draw their breath. 
By whom redemption blessed the earth, 
From whom all comforts flow. 

16 L.p. M. 

"VrOW to the great and sacred Three, 
-Ll The Father, Son, and Spirit, be 

Eternal praise and glory given. 
Through all the worlds where God is known, 
By all the angels near the throne, 

And all the saJjits in earth and heaven. 



17 



H. M. 

TO God the Father, Son, 
And Spirit ever blest. 
Eternal Three in One 
All worship be addressed : 
As heretofore 
It was, is now, 
And shall be so 
For evermore. 



18 



5s <& 6s. 

BY angels in heaven 
Of every degree. 
And saints upon earth. 

All praise be addressed 
To God in three persons — 

One God ever blest; 

As hath been, and now is, 

And always shall be. 



466 



19 



DOZOIiOOIBS. 



6s&4s. 



20 



TO Qod the Father, Son, 
And Spirit, Three in Ona, 
All praise be given I 
Crown him in every song; 
To him your hearts belong; 
Let all his praise prolong 
On earth, in heaven I 

10s & lis. 



GIVE glory to God, ye children of men, 
And publish abroad, again and again, 
The Son's glorious merit, the Father's free grace, 
The gift of the Spirit, to Adam's lost race. 



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SELECTIONS FOR CHANTING. 



X Te Deium Laudamma, 

1 TXr^ praise | thee, O | God; || we acknow- 

T V ledge I thee to | be the | Lord; 

2 All the earth doth | worship | thee, || the | 

Father | ever- | lasting. 

3 To thee all angels | cry a-loud, || the heayens, 

and I all the | powers * there- | in. 

4 To thee cherubim and | sera- | phim || con- | 

tinual- I ly do I cry, 

• 

6 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, Hea- 
ven and earth are full of the majesty of thy 
glory. 

6 The glorious company of the apostles | praise — 

I thee; || the goodly fellowi^p of the | pro- 
phets I praise — | thea; 

7 The noble army of martyrs | praise — | ilhee; 

11 the Holy Church throughout all the world | 
doth ac- I knowledge | thee, 

8 The Father of an | infi-nite | majesty; || thine 

adorable, | true, and | only | Son; 

9 Alsothe I Holy | Ghost, || the | Com- | fort- | er. 

10 Thou art the King of | glory, • O | Christ; 

Ij thou art the ever- | lasting | Son * of the | 
Father. 

11 When thou tookest upon thee to de- | liver 

man, || thou didst humble thyself to be 
bom — I of a virgin. 

407 



8BLECT10MS FOR CHANTING. 

12 When thou hadst overcome the | aharpness * 
of I death, || thou didst open the kingdom of | 
heaven * to I all be- I lievers. 



13 Thou sittest at the right | hand of | God, || in 
the I glory | of the { Father. 



14 We believe that | thou shalt | come, || to be | 
our — I Judge. 



15 We therefore pray thee | help thy | servants, || ' 

whom thou hast redeemed | with thy | pre- 
cious [ blood. 

16 Make them to be numbered | with thy | saints, 
in I glory | ever- | lasting. 



17 O Lord, save thy people, and | bless thine | 
heritage; || govern them, and | lift them { up 
for- I ever. 



18 Day by day we | magni-fy | thee, || and we 

worship thy name, ever | world with- | out — 
I end. 

19 Vouch- I safe, { Lord, {| to keep us | this day 
without I sin. 



20 O Lord, have | mercy * up- | on us, || have | 
mercy | upon | us. 



21 O Lord, let thy mercy | be up- | on us, 
our I trust — I is in I thee. 



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22 O Lord, in | thee, in | thee have I | trusted; | 
let me | never | be confounded. Amen ! 



22 Triaagion. 

1 TTOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth; 
XX Heaven and earth are full | of thy | glory. 

2 Hosanna in the highest ! Blessed is he that 

Cometh in the name of the Lord; Ho- | sanna 
I in the I highest ! 
468 



SELBCTIOMS FOE OHANTUfO. 



ij Teraanctus. 

THEREFORE with angels, and archangels, and 
with all the company of | heaven, | we laud 
and magnify thy glorious | name, | evermore 
praising thee, and | saying, { Holy, | Holy, | 
Holy, Lord | God of | hosts; | Heaven and 
earth are | full of | thy | glory: Glory be to | 
thee, O I Lord, Most | High. | Amen. 



t: Gloria Patri. 

Gi LORY >>e to the | Father, and | to the ] Son, 
r and to the | Holy | Ghost; As it | was m the 
be- I ginning, is | now, and ever | shall be, | 
world without end. A= I men. 



Bfi 



Psahn xxiii. 

1 rpHE Lord is my Shepherd; — I | shall . . . 
X not I want. 



2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ;- 
He leadeth me beside the I still = I waters. 



3 He restoreth my soul ;^ he leadeth me in the 
paths of righteousness 
for his I name's =r sake. — 



4 Yea, — though I walk through the valley of the 

shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil; — for thou art with me; — 
thy rod and thy | staff . . . they | comfort me. 

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence 

of imine enemies : — 
thou anointest my head with oil; — ^my | cup 
. . . runneth | over. 

€ Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all 

the days of my life; — 

and I shall dwell in the house of the { Lord 

. . . for- I 'ever. 

. 460 



BBLIOnONS POR OBANTINO. 



Ptalm Ixvii. 

1 i^ OD be merciful unto | us, and { bless us; 
vT And cause bis | face to | sbine up- | on us; 

2 That thy way may be | known upon | earth, 
Thy saving | health a- | mong all | nations. 

3 Let the people | praise thee, • O | God; 
Let I all the | people | praise thee. 

4 Oh, let the nations be glad and | sing for | joy: 
For thou shalt judge the people righteously, and 

govern the | na^tions { upon | earth. 

5 Let the people | praise thee, * O God; 
Let I all the | people | praise thee. 

6 Then shall the earth | yield her | increase; 
And God, even | our own | God, shall { bless us. 

7 God I shall — I bless us; 

And all the ends of the | earth shall { fear — | 

him. 
Glory be to the Father, etc. 

I PacUm xc. (Responsive.) 

1 T ORD, thou hast been our | dwelling- | place 



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2 Before the mountains were brought forthy or ever 
thou hadat formed the \ ea/rth ' and the \ world f 
Even from everlaating to ever- | laatingj \ tliou 
a/rt I God, 



3 Thou tumest man | to de- { struction; 

And sayest, Re- | turn, ye | children • of | men. 

4 For a thouaand yea/ra in thy aight a/re hut a>a 

yeaterday | when • it ia \ past^ > 

And aa a \ watch — | in the \ night. 

6 Thou earnest them away as with a flood; they 

are | as a | sleep : 
In the morning they are like | grass which | 

groweth I up. / 

470 



8BLB0TIOK8 FOR OHAVTIVa. 

6 In the morning it Jlo... . Jth^and | groweth up; 
In the evening it is cut | dottm, cmd \ vnther- eth, 

7 For we are consumed | by thine | anger, 
And by thy | wrath— | are we | troubled. 1 

8 Thou hast set our iniquities \ hrfore j thee^ 
Out secret sins in the \ light \ of thy I cmmte- \ 

nance. , 

9 For all our days are passed away | in thy | wrath : 
We spend our years as a | tale — | that is | told. 

10 The days of our years are three-score years amd 

ten ; and if hy reason of strength they he \ 
fourscore \ yearSj 
Yet is their strengUi labour and sorrow ; for it 
is soon cut offj | and we | fly | away, 

1 1 Who knoweth the power J of thine | anger? 
Even according to thy tear, | so — | is thy I 

wrath. 

12 So teach us to | nvmher * our \ days. 

That we may apply our | hearts — | vnto \ 
wisdom. 

Glory be to the Father, and | to the | Son, 

And I to the I Holy | Ghost; 

As it was in tne beginning, is now, and | ever | 

shall be. 
World I without | end. A- { men. 



/ Psalms xcv. amd xovi, 

1 /^H, come, let us sing un- | to tb© J Lord ; 
V^ Let us make a joyful uoise to the I rode of 



our sal- ration. 



2 Let us come before his presence | with thanks- 
I giving; 
And make a joyful | noise unto | him with | 

psalms. 

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SELECTIONS FOB CHANTING. 



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3 For the Lord is a | great — | God; 
And a great | King a- | bove all | gods. 

4 In his hands are the deep places | of the j earth; 
And the strength of the | hills is | his — | also. 

o The sea is his, { and he | made it ; 

And his hands | formed the | dry — | land. 

6 Oh, come, let us worship, | and bow | down, 
Let us kneel be- | fore the | Lord our | Maker : 

7 For he is | our — | God; 

And we are the people of his pasture and the i 
sheep of | his— | hand. 

8 Oh, worship the Lord in the | beauty of | holi- 

ness; 
Fear be- I fore him I all the I earth : 



9 For he cometh, for he cometh to | judge the 

earth; 

And with righteousness to judge the world, and 
the I peo-ple | with his | truth. 

10 Glory be to the Fathsr, auJ | to the | Son, rr j 
And I to the | Holy | Ghost; 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | e'v er 

I shall be, « 

World I without | end. Amen. ('>■•' 



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y Bwried with Christ, 

1 "OTJRIED with Christ by | baptism * unto | 
XJ death, — 

We rise in the | likeness ' of his | res-ur- | 
rection. • ; 

2 If ye then be | risen • with | Christ, 

Seek tho^a things which are above, where Christ 
sitteth at the I right — I hand of 1 God. 
472 



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SELECTIONS FOR OHANTINQ. 

3 For as many as have been baptized into Christ 
have I put on | Christ. 
Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your 
spir-it, I which are | God's. 



4 Reckon ye yourselves to be dead in- J deed • • 
unto I sin, — 
But alive unto God through | Je-sus | Christ 
our I Lord. 



5 If we be dead with him, we shall I al-so I live 
with him. 
If we suffer with him, we shall | al-so | reign 
with him. 

€ Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, 
whose I sin is | covered. 
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord im- | pu- 
teth I not in- ] iquity. 

1 /^ ye therefore, and | teach all | nations, — 
vT Baptizing them in the name of the Father, 

and of the Son, and | of the | Ho-ly | — Ghost. 

2 Repent, and be baptized every | one of | you 

In the name of Christ, for the re- | mis-sion | of 
— I sins. 

3 Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, 

calling on the | name * of the | Lord. 
For thus it becometh us to ful- | fil all | right- 
eous- I ness. 



4 Glory be to the Father, and to | the | Son, — 
And I to the I Ho-ly I Ghost; 



5 As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ev-er 
I shall be. 
World — I with-out I end. A- I men. 



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FUNERAL 



X A " Messed a/re the Dead." 

1 "DLESSKD are the dead, who die in the [ 
XJ Lord, from | hencefoi'th; 

Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from 
their labours, | Mid their | works do | follow 
the; a. 

2 For ;f we believe that Jesus died and | rose a- | 

gain; 
Even BO them also which sleep in Jesus I will 
God I bring with | him. 

3 For the Lord himself shall descend £rom heaven 
^ with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, 

and with the | trump of | God: 
And the dead in { Christ — | shall rise | first. 

4 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the fii'st 

resurrection : 
On such the second death | hath no | power; 
But they shall be priests of God and of Christy 
And shall reign with | him a | thou-sand | yearf^ 

6 Unto him that loved us. 

And washed us from our sins in | his ov^n 1 

blood, 
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A gladd'ning and a { prosperous | sun, || 
This prayer will make it more divine: 

" Thy will be | done." 

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mDEX OF FIRST LmES. 



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No. 

A captive here, and far from home 135 

According to thy gracious word 622 

A charge to keep I have 432 

A few more years shall roll 668 

Ah, how shall fallen man 271 

Again the Lord of light and life 46 

Alas ! and did my SaviouV bleed 166 

All hail, incarnate God 217 

All hail the power of Jesus' name 190 

All people that on earth do dwell 3 

All praise to thee, eternal Lord 146 

Almighty Maker of my frame 672 

Amazing grace ! how sweet the sound 764 

Amazing sight ! the Saviour stands 314 

Am I called, and can it be 321 

A mind at perfect peace with God 376 

A mother may forgetful be 494 

And are we yet alive 668 

And can I yet delay 337 

And canst thou, sinner, slight 285 

And didst thou, Jesus, condescend 160 

And must I part with all I have 386 

And must this body die 700 

And now, my soul, another year 649 

And now we rise ; the symbols disappear 523 

And will the great eternal God 683 

And will the Judge descend 718 

And wilt thou, eternal God 595 

Angels, roll the rock away 172 

Another six days' work is done 32 

A pilgrim^through this lonely world 167 

Arise, my soul, arise 343 

Arise, my soul, my joyful powers 127 

Arise, my tenderest thoughts, arise 481 

Arm of the Lord, awake, awake 699 

Around the Saviour's lofty throne 196 

Around the throne of God in heaven 750 

Around thy grave. Lord Jesus 608 

Around thy table, holy Lord 616 

As flows the rapid river 655 

Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep 683 

Aa o'er the past my memory strays 293 

477 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 

No. 

Assem^ ' .d at thy great command 605 

A throne of grace ! then let us go 449 

Awake and sing the song 228 

Awaked by Sinai's awful sound .... 297 

Awake, my soul, and with the sun 61 

Awake, my soul, in joyful lays 756 

Awake, my tongue ; thy tribute bring 126 

Awake, our drowsy souls 60 

Awake our souls, away our fears 470 

Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes 654 

Baptized into the name 511 

Beautiful Zion, built above 735 

Before Jehovah's awful throne 2 

Before the throne of God above * 185 

Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme 130 

Behold, a stranger's at the door 303 

Behold the amazing sight 160 

Behold the day is come 727 

Behold the glories of the Lamb 215 

Behold the grave where Jesus lay 515 

Behold the morning sun 264 

Behold the Saviour of mankind 164 

Behold the throne of grace 464 

Behold the western evening light 711 

Behold, what wondrous grace 762 

Behold, where in the Friend of man 149 

Be joyful in Grod, all ye lands of the earth 9 

Believers now are tossed about 123 

Beneath our feet and o'er our head 669 

Be ours the bliss in wisdom's way 580 

Be thou exalted, O my God 99 

Be thou, O God, exalted high 12 

Beyond the smiling and the weeping 752 

Bless'd be the dear united love 660 

Blessed Saviour, thee I love 782 

Bless, my soul, the living God 124 

Blest be the everlasting God 713 

Blest be the Father and his love 77 

Blest be the tie that binds 476 

Blest be thy l«ve, dear Lord 416 

Blest Comforter Divine 245 

Blest hour, when mortal man retires 53 

•Blest is the man whose softening heart 477 

Blest morning, whose young dawning rays 175 

Blest Saviour, we thy will obey 499 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow 300 

Bondage and death the cup contains 639 

Bread of heaven, on thee we feed 534 

BFeast the wave, Christian, when it is atrvmgest . . . . 469 

478 



INDEX OF FIBST UNE8. 

No. 

Brethren, while we sojourn here 442 

Broad is the road that leads to death 412 

Brother, though from yonder sky 698 

Builder of mi^ty worlds on worlds 693 

Buried beneath the yielding wave 500 

Can I forget the wondrous ways 122 

Cast thy burden on the Lord 472 

Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish 688 

Chief of sinners though I be 348 

Children of God ! in all your need 462 

Choose ye his cross to bear 603 

Christ, above all glory seated 199 

Christ is our corner-stone 687 

Christ, of all my hopes the ground 391 

Christ, who came my soul to save 497 

Christ, whose glory fills the skies 410 

Come at the morning hour 461 

Come, blessed Spirit ! source of light 242 

Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove 246 

Come, happy souls, adore the Lamb 606 

Come, happy souls, approach your Grod 229 

Come hither, all ye weary souls 312 

Come, Holy Spirit, come 251 

Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine 604 

Come, Holj'^ Spirit, lieavenly Dove 248 

Come, kingdom of our God 618 

Come, let our voices join to raise 13 

Come let us anew 647 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs 193 

Come, let us join our friends above 691 

Come, let us join our songs of praise 209 

Come, let us lift our joyful eyes 1 

Come, let us strike our harps afresh 666 

Come, Lord, in mercy come again 650 

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare 467 

Come, my soul, in sacred lays 20 

Come, sacred Spirit, from above 243 

Come, sinner, to the gospel feast 308 

Come, thou almighty King 75 

Come, thou fount of every blessing 400 

Come to Jesus, come to Jesus 317 

Come, weary sinner, in whose breast 310 

Come, we that love the Lord 371 

Come, ye disconsolate 315 

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched 311 

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord 96 

Complete m thee — no work of mine 361 

Crown his head with endless blessing 191 

Crowns of glory ever bright 200 

479 



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X INDEX OF PIR8T LINES. 

Dark was the night, and cold the gro*md 158 

Day of jiulgmei; o, day of wonders 702 

Dear as thou wert, and justly dear 692 

Dearest of all the names above 213 

Dear Saviour, I am thine 406- 

Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear 590 

Death cannot make our souls afraid 679 

Delay not, delay not, sinner 279 

Depth of mercy ! can there be 290^ 

Done is the work that saves 356 

Do not I love thee, O my Lord , . 778 

Down to the sacred wave 509 

Dread Jehovah ! God of nations 627 

Early, my God, without delay 41 

Earth to earth, and dust to dust 701 

Ebenezer ! God is with us 631 

Enthroned in light, eternal God 592 

Enthroned on high, almighty Lord 233 

Ere mountains reared their forms 665 

Eternal power ! whose high abode 8 

Etelnal Source of every joy 63d 

Eternal Spirit, we confess 237 

Exalted Jesus, heavenly King 677 

Faithful, O Lord, thy mercies are ." 01 

Faith is a living power from heaven 361 

Faith is the Christian's prop 792^ 

Far as thy name is known 490 

Far from my heavenly home 742 

Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone 21 

Father ! beneath thy sheltering wing 468 

Father, for thy promised blessmg 552 

Father, I stretch my hands to thee 354 

Father of life and light 796 

Father of mercies, bow thine ear 537 

Father of mercies ! in thy word 259 

Fiercely came the tempest sweeping 154 

For a season called to part 657 

Forever with the Lord 739 

Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free 346 

Friend after friend departs 685 

From all that dwell below the skies 800 

From Calvary a cry was heard 161 

From distant corners of our land 795 

From every stormy wind that blows 462 

From Greenland's icy mountains 604 

From the cross, uplifted high 304 

m^thy dear, pierced side 168 

whence doth this union arise 480 

480 



Not. 

. 158 
. 702 
. 692 
. 213 
. 40& 
. 690 
. 679 
. 279 
. 290 
. 356 
. 778 
. 509 
. 627 

. 41 
, 701 
631 
592 
233 
665 
8 
636 
237 
677 

91 
361 

792 
490 
742 
21 
468 
552 
354 
796 
537 
259 
154 
657 
730 
34d 
685 
800 
161 
795^ 
462 
604 
304 
168 
480 



IKDBX OF FIBST LINES. 

VoJ 

Gently, Lord, oh gently lead us 457 

Give me the wings of faith to rise 744 

Glory be to God the Father 72 

Glory to thee, my God, this night 67 

God bless our native land 630 

God calling yet ! shall I not hear 299 

God is love ; his mercy brightens 120 

God is the refuge of his saints 113 

God moves in a mysterious way 104 

God of mercy, God of srace 294 

God of my life, through all my days 676 

God of my life, to thee I call 454 

God of our lives, thy various praise 650 

God of the morning, at thy voice 64 

God of the world, thy glories shine 87 

God save our gracious Queen 799 

God's glory is a wondrous thing 434 

Go preach my gospel, saith the Lord 613 

Go when the morning shincth 461 

Grace ! 'tis a charming sound 134 

Gracious Lord, incline thine ear 327 

Gracious Spirit, Love Divine 252 

Great God, as seasons disappear 635 

Great God, attend while Zion sings 61 

Great God, how infinite art thou 79 

Great God, I own the sentence just 707 

Great God, now condescend 674 

Great God, the nations of the earth 697 

Great God, we sing that mighty hand 644 

Great God, whose hand outpours the rills 640 

Great is the Lord our God 489 

Great King of glory and of grace 268 

Great King of glory, come 691 

Great King of saints, enthroned on high 544 

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah 426 

Had I ten thousand gifts beside 350 

Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews 483 

Hail ! morning known among the blest 173 

Hail, my ever-blessed Jesus 783 . 

Hail, sweetest, dearest tie that binds 663 

Hail, thou long-expected Jesus 146 

Hail to thee, our risen King 180 

Hail to the Prince of life and peace 194 

Hail to the Sabbath day 34 

Hallelujah ! who shall part 488 

Happy soul ! thy days are ended 681 

Happy the church, thou sacred place 495 

Happy the heart where graces reign 484 

Hark, my soul ! it is the Lord 775 

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INDEX OF FIRST LINKS. 

No. 

Hark, ten thousand harps and voices 198 

Hark ! the distant isles proclaim 620 

Hark ! the glad sound, tlie Saviour comes 143 

Hark ! the herald angels sing 138 

Hark I the song of jubilee 612 

Hark ! the voice of love and mercy 163 

Hark I what celestial sounds 137 

Hark ! what mean those holy voices 140 

Hasten, sinner, to be wise 278 

Hast thou within a care so deep 453 

Hear, gracious Sovereign, from thy throne 649 

He dies ! the friend of sinners dies 182 

He leadeth me ! oh, blessed thought 422 

He lives, the great Redeemer lives 189 

He reigns ! the Lord, the Saviour reigns 728 

He that goeth forth with weeping 431 

Here, at thy table. Lord, we meet 524 

Here, in thy name, eternal God 589 

High in the heavens, eternal God 86 

Holy and reverend is the name 95 

Holy Bible ! book divine 258 

Holy Ghost, with light divine 249 

Holy Source of consolation 244 

Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove 240 

Hosanna to the Prince of light 183 

How beauteous are their feet 545 

How beauteous were the marks divine 152 

How blest the righteous when he dies 674 

How bleat the sacred tie that binds 478 

How bright those glorfeus spirits shine 754 

How can I sink ',/ith such a prop 389 

How did my heart rejoice to hear 50 

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord 773 

How happy is the Christian's state 364 

How heavy is the night 270 

How helpless guilty nature lies 247 

How honoured is the place 493 

How long shall death, the tyrant, reign 705 

How oft, alas ! this wretched heart 658 

How pleasant, how divinely fair 55 

How precious is the book divine 256 

How sad our state by nature is 322 

How short and hasty is our life 666 

How sweet and awful is the place 517 

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight 485 

How sweetly flowed the gospel sound 148 

How sweet the hour of parting day 687 

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 207 

How sweet to bless the Lord 52 

How sweet upon this sacred day 48 

482 - 



No. 

198 
620 
143 
138 
612 
163 
137 
140 
278 
453 
549 
182 
422 
189 
728 
431 
524 
589 
86 
95 
258 
249 
244 
240 
183 
545 
152 
674 
478 
754 
389 
50 
773 
364 
270 
247 
493 
705 
558 
55 
256 
322 
666 
517 
485 
148 
687 
207 
52 
48 



INDBZ OF FIB8T LINES. 

No. 

How tedious and tasteless the hoon 379 

Humble souls, who seek salvation 605 

I am coming to the cross 335 

If huiiian kindness meets return 521 

If I must die, let me die 678 

If Jesus bo my friend 377 

If life ill Morrow must be spent 426 

I heard the voice of Jesus say 353 

I hear the words of love 369 

I lay my sins on Jesus 349 

I'll praise my Maker with my breath 18 

I love the volume of thy word 265 

I love thy kingdom, Lord 479 

I love to see the Lord below 57 

I love to steal awhile away 68 

I'm but a stranger here 734 

Immersed beneath the closing wave 610 

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord 440 

I'm thine, Jjord, and thine alone 392 

In all my Lord's appointed ways 787 

In all my vast concerns with thee 80 

In duties and in sufferings too 153 

I need thee, precious Jesus 788 

In grief and fear, to thee, O Lord : 625 

In sleep's serene oblivion laid 62 

In the Christian's home in glory 743 

In the cross of Christ I glory 344 

In thy name, O Lord, assembling 26 

I see the crowd in Pilate's hall 159 

I send the joys of earth away 395 

I set the Lord before my face 703 

I sing the almighty power of God 102 

Is this the kind return 557 

I thirst, thou wounded Lamb of God : 836 

It is not death to die 682 

I to the hills will lift mine eyes 763 

I've found the pearl of greatest price 216 

I was a wandering sheep 760 

I worship thee, sweet will of God 419 

I would not live alway 749 

Jehovah reigns ; he dwells in light 100 

Jehovah reigns ; his throne is high 106 

Jerusalem, my happy home 736 

Jerusalem, the golden 747 

Jesus, and didst thou condescend 334 

Jesus, and shall it ever be 444 

Jesus, grant me this, I pray 768 

Jesus, I come to thee 319 

483 



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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 

Vq. 

fTeiui, I love thy charming name 774 

Jesus, immortal King, arise 606 

Jesus, immutably the same 769 

Jesus invites his saints 528 

Jesus, lover of my soul 330 

Jesus, Master, hear my cry 329 

Jesus, mighty King in Zion 513 

Jesus, my all, to huaven has gone 770 

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all 779 

Jesus, my Lord, my life, my all 326 

Jesus shall reign, where'er the sun 698 

Jesus spreadb his banner o'er ua 530 

Jesus, the Lamb of God 212 

Jesus, the name high over all 219 

Jesus, the sinner's Friend, to thee 320 

Jesus, the very thought of thee 373 

Jesus, thou art the smner's Friend 328 

Jesus, thy boundless love to me 777 

Jesus, thy name I love 781 

Jesus, thy robe of righteousness 347 

Jesus, where'er thy people meet 58 

Jesus, who knows full well 469 

Join all the glorious names 210 

Joyful be the hours to-day 375 

Joy to the world ! the Lor is come 142 

Just as I am, without one plea 318 

Just as thou art, without one trace 302 

Keep silence, all created things 114 

King of kings, and wilt thou deign 414 

Know, my soul, thy full salvation 771 

Labourers of Christ, arise 433 

Laden with guilt, and full of fears 260 

Lead them, my God, to thee 576 

Let all the heathen writers join 266 

Let children hear the mighty deeds 581 

Let everlasting glories crown 257 

Let every creature join 4 

Let every mortal ear attend 298 

Let me but hear my Saviour say 421 

Let Zion and her sons rejoice 671 

Let Zion's watchmen all awake 635 

Life from the dead, almighty God 641 

Life is a span, — a fleeting hour 704 

Lo ! he comes with clouds descending 724 

Lo, he Cometh ! countless trumpets 717 

Look, ye saints ! the day is breaking 608 

Look, ye saints ! the sight is glorious 195 

Lord, at thy table we behold 519 

484 



No. 
774 
606 
769 
528 
330 
320 
613 
770 
770 
326 
598 
530 
212 
210 
320 
373 
328 
777 
781 
347 
58 
459 
210 
375 
142 
318 
302 

114 
414 
771 

433 
260 
576 
266 
581 
257 
4 
298 
421 
571 
535 
641 
704 
724 
717 
608 
195 
519 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 

No. 

Lord, ditmisB us with thy blessing 28 

Lord Go<l, the Holy (Ihost 232 

Lord, hast thou made me know thy ways 136 

Lord, how mysterious are thy ways 108 

Lord, how secure my conscience was 292 

Lord, I am thine, but thou wilt prove 708 

Lord, 1 am thine, entirely thine 388 

Lord, I am vile, conceived in sin , . , 269 

Lord, I approach the mercy seat 326 

Lord, I believe ; thy power I own 359 

Lord, I cannot let thee go 466 

Lord, I hear of showers of blessing 572 

Lord, I'm oppressed ; oh, undertake 330 

Lord, in the morning thou slialt hear 39 

Lord, in the temples of thy grace 555 

Lord, it belongs not to my care 420 

Lord Jesus, are we one with thee 766 

Lord Jesus Christ, my life, my light 357 

Lord, my times are in thy hand 424 

Lord, my weak thought in vain would climb 116 

Ix)rd of Hosts, to thee we raise 586 

Lord of the harvest, bend thine ear 541 

Lord of the harvest ! hear 640 

Lord of the worlds above 42 

Lord, shed a beam of heavenly day 291 

Lord, thou hast scourged our guilty land 623 

Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through 81 

Lord, thou hast taught our hearts to glow 548 

Lord, thou hast won ; at length I yield 331 

Lord, we adore thy vast designs 109 

Lord, when thou didst ascend on high 184 

Lord, when we bend before thy throne 23 

Lord, while for all mankind we pray 624 

Loud hallelujahs to the Lord 11 

Love divine, all love excelling 402 

Mercy, O thou Son of David 151 

Mistaken souls, that dream of heaven 408 

Morning breaks upon the tomb 171 

Mortals, awake, with angels join 139 

Mourn for the thousands slain 637 

My days are gliding swiftly by 671 

My dear Redeemer and my Lord 147 

My faith looks up to thee 405 

My faith shall triumph o'er the grave 712 

My God, how endless is thy love 71 

My God, is any hour so sweet 448 

My God, my Father, while I stray 427 

My God, my life, my love 411 

My God, permit me not to be 397 

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INDEX OF FIRST LINESi 

No. 

My God, the spring of all my joya 382 

My gracious Lord, I own thy right 383 

My heavenly home is bright and fair 740 

My heart is resting, my God > 374 

My 'lope is built on nothing less 341 

My never-ceasing songs shall show 131 

My opening eyes with rapture see 36 

My Shepherd will supply my need 121 

My soul, be on thy guard 438 

My soul complete in Jesus stands 532 

My soul, repeat his praise 88 

My soul, triumphant in the Lord 132 

My spirit on thy care 418 

Nature with open volume stands 169 

Nearer, my God, to thee 296 

No change of time shall ever shock 107 

No more, my God, I boast no more 360 

Not all the blood of beasts 230 

Not all the outward forms on earth 254 

Nothing either great or small 790 

Not to ourselves again 390 

Not to the terrors of the Lord 492 

Not what I feel or do 342 

Now for a tune of lofty praise 192 

Now, gracious Lord, thine arm reveal 648 

Now I have found a friend 370 

Now let our cheerful eyes survey 186 

Now, O God, thine own I am 387 

Now to the Lord a noble song 126 

Now to the Lord, who makes us know 204 

Object of my first desire 323 

O blessing rich, for sons of men 767 

bread to pilgrims given 520 

O Christ ! the Lord of heaven, to thee 226 

O Christ, what burdens bowed thy head 352 

O'er the gloomy hills of darkness 601 

O'er the realms of pagan darlmess 602 

Father, though the anxious fears 38 

Oft in danger, oft in woe 446 

O God, my inmost soul convert 723 

O God, my strength, my hope 415 

O God, the Father, Christ, the Son 585 

O God of Bethel ! by whose hand 117 

O God of sovereign grace 610 

O greatly blessed the people are 761 

O holy Lord, our God 643 

O Holy Spirit, come 236 

Oh, blessed souls are they 378 

486 



No. 

.. 382 

.. 383 

.. 740 

.. 374 

.. 341 

.. 131 

.. 35 

.. 121 

.. 438 

.. 532 

.. 88 

.. 132 

.. 418 

.. 169 

.. 396 

.. 107 

.. 360 

.. 230 

.. 254 

.. 790 

.. 390 

.. 492 

.. 342 

.. 192 

.. 648 

.. 370 

.. 186 

,. 387 

.. 126 

.. 204 

.. 323 

.. 767 

.. 620 

.. 226 

.. 352 

.. 601 

., 602 

.. 38 

.. 446 

.. 723 

.. 416 

.. 586 

. 117 

. 610 

. 761 

. 643 

. 236 

. 378 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 

Oh, bless the Lord, my soul 17 

Oh, bow thine ear, eternal one 696 

Oh, could I find from day to day 398 

Oh, could I speak the matchless worth 206 

Ob, for a closer walk with God 409 

Oh, for a heart to i)raise my God 399 

Oh, for an overcoming faith 677 

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing 220 

Oh, for the death of those 680 

Oh, for the happy hour 668 

Oh, for the robes of whiteness 751 

Oh, happy day that fixed my choice 366 

Oh, how divine, how sweet the joy 766 

Oh, how happy are they 366 

Oh, love divine, oh, matchless grace 618 

Oh, not to fill the mouth of fame 436 

Oh, praise our great and gracious Lord 380 

Oh, speed thee, Christian, on thy way 439 

Oh, still in accents sweet and strong ... 638 

Oh, that I knew the secret place 466 

Oh, what amazing words of grace 305 

Oh what, if we are Christ's 496 

Oh, where is he that trod the sea 156 

Oh, wondrous, vast, surpassing love 98 

Oh, worship the King, all glorious above 10 

O Jesus, in this solemn hour 536 

O Jesus, thou the beauty art 381 

O Lord, and will thy pardoning love 612 

O Lord, another day is flown 797 

O Lord, behold us at thy feet 679 

Lord, how full of sweet content 82 

O Lord, our God ! arise 609 

O Lord, thou arc my Lord 384 

O Lord, thy work revive 564 

O Love divine, how sweet thou art 776 

O love of God, how strong and true 129 

Once more, my soul, the rising day 63 

Once more we meet to pray 662 

Once, Lord, thy garden flourished 657 

One sweetly solemn thought 684 

One there is above all others 208 

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand 753 

O not to fill the mouth of fame 436 

On the mountain's top appearing 669 

O Paradise eternal 737 

O sing to me of heaven 746 

O sinner, why so thoughtless grown 280 

O thou, my life, my light, my joy 112 

O thou, my soul, forget no more 631 

O thou that hearest prayer 241 

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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 

No. 

O thou that hear'st the prayer of faith 324 

O thou, whom we adore 611 

Our children thou dost claim 578 

Our country's voice is pleading 621 

Our Father, God, who art in heaven 27 

Our Father ! through the coming year 643 

Our helper, God, we bless thy name . . 642 

Our souls by love together knit 482 

O Zion, tune thy voice 486 

Parent of good, thy works of might 22 

Paschal Lamb, by God appointed 633 

Pass me not, gentle Saviour 566 

People of the living God 791 

Plunged in a gulf of dark despair 144 

Praise God, ye gladdening smiles of morn 7 

Praise, oh, ji-aise our God and King 632 

Praise the Lord, his glories show 15 

Praise the Lord ; ye heavens adore him 6 

Praise the Lord, who died to save us 30 

Praise to God, immortal praise 633 

Praise ye the Lord ! my het\rt shall join . . , 33 

Praises to him whose love has given 76 

Prayer is the breath of God in man 460 

Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice 463 

Prayer is the soul's since ^'e desire 458 

Prostrate, dear Jesus, at thy feet 333 

Redeemed from guilt, redeemed from fears 430 

Rejoice, believer, in the Lord 133 

Rejoice, the Lord is King 214 

Religion is the chief concern 575 

Remark, my soul, the narrow bound 645 

Repent, the voice celestial cries 282 

Return, my wandering soul, return 563 

Return, O wand'rer to thy home 287 

Revive thy work, O Lord 553 

Rock of ages, cleft for me 355 

Roll on, thou mighty ocean 619 

Safely through an(.ther week 59 

Salvation ! oh, the joyful sound 221 

Saved ourselves by Jesus' blood 565 

Saviour, bless thy word to all 44 

Saviour, breathe an evening blessing • 69 

Saviour, happy would I be 367 

Saviour, let thy sanction rest 798 

Saviour, visit thy plantation 556 

Saviour, who thy nock art ^' oding 573 

Say, why should friendship grieve for those 686 

488 



No. 
324 
611 
578 
621 
27 
643 
642 
482 
486 

22 

533 

566 

791 

144 

7 

632 

15 

6 

30 

, 633 

, 33 

. 76 

, 460 

. 463 

. 458 

. 333 

. 430 
. 133 
. 214 
. 575 
. 645 
. 282 
. 563 
. 287 
. 553 
. 355 
. 619 



INDEX OP FIRST LINES. 

Na. 

See, gracious GU)d, before thy throne 622 

See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand , . . . * 682 

See th' Eternal Judge descending 722 

Servant of God, wefi done 095 

Shall hjrmns of grateful love 14 

Shall we gather at the river 662 

Shall we go on to sin 401 

Show pity, Lord ! O Lord, forgive 295 

Since all the varying scenes of time 103 

Sing to the Lord Jehovah's name 19 

Sing, ye redeemed of the Lord 474 

Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep 284 

Sinner, what hast thou to show 281 

Sinners, the voice of God regard 273 

Sinners, turn ; why will ye die 274 

Sinners, wilt thou scorn the message 283 

Sister, thou wast mild and lovely 697 

So fades the lovely, blooming flower 689 

Soldiers of Christ, arise 437 

So let our lips and lives express 413 

Songs of praise the angels sang 16 

Son of God, oar glorious Head 547 

Son of God, tby blessing grtuit . 450 

Soon may the last glad song arise 616 

Sound, sound ^he truth abroad 614 

Sow in the mom thy seed 429 

Spirit divine, attend our prayer 684 

Spirit of everlasting grace 651 

Spirit of holiness, descend 263 

Spirit of truth I on this thy day 231 

Stand up, and bless the Lord 2ft 

Stand up, my soul, shake ofiF thy fears 446 

Stand up ! stand up for Jesus 443 

Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay 256 

StiU one in life, and one in death 661 

Strait is the way, the door is strait 404 

Sun of my soul ! thou Saviour dear 70 

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer 456 

Sweet is the memory of thy grace 93 

Sweet is the work my God, my King 40 

Sweet is the work, Lord 54 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing 363 

Teach me, my God and King 428 

Teach me the measure of my days 664 

Tell me the old, old story 345 

That awful day vail surely come 721 

The blessod Spirit, like the wind 234 

The Church has waite<l long 719 

Tht dr-y of wrath, that dreadful day 720 

(; 2 489 



INDEX OF FIRST LINEff. 

Thee we adore, eternal name 655 

The God of grace will never leave 23^ 

The God of harvest praise 634 

The happy morn is come , 179 

The heavens declare thy glory, Lord 261 

The Holy Ghost is here 25a 

The hour of my depar'ure's come 690 

The King of heaven his table spreads 313 

The Lord ! how wondrous are his ways 92 

The Lord into his garden comes 564 

The Lord is King ! lift up thy voice 105 

The Lord is risen indeed 181 

The Lord my pasture shall prepare 115 

The Lord my bhepherd is 110 

The Lord of Glory is my light 56 

The Lord's my Shepherd : I'll not want 119 

The Lord will come ; the earth shall quake 726 

The Master is coming, he calleth for thee 559 

Tlie morning kindles all the sky 174 

The morning light is breaking 603 

The morning purples all the sky 170 

The pity of the Lord 94 

There is a fountain fiUed with blood 338 

There is a house not made with hands 733 

There is a land mine eye hath seen 731 

There is a land of pure delight 730 

There is a name I love to hear 785 

Q^here is an hour of hallowed peace ... 732 

There is an hour of peaceful rest 741 

There is a world of perfect bliss 746 

There is life for a look at the Crucified One 789 

There is none other name than thine 218 

There is no name so sweet en earth 780 

There is no sorrow, Lord, too light 465 

The Saviour bids us watch and pray 441 

The Saviour calls ; let every ear 306 

The Saviour ! oh, what endless charms 223 

The spacious firmament on high 101 

The Spirit in our hearts 301 

The sun is set, the twilight's o'er 71'^ 

The time is short ; sinners, beware 651 

The wondering world inquires to know 784 

rhine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love 47 

Thine forever ! God of love 385 

This is the day the Lord hath made 31 

This rite our blest Redeemer gave 501 

Thou art gone to the grave 696 

Thou art my portion, my God 407 

Thou art the w^y, to thee alone 211 

Thou hast said, exalted Jesus 507 

♦ 490 ' 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 

No. 

Thou know'st me, Lord ; 'tis thine to view 84 

Thou Lord of all above 288 

Thou lovely Source of true delight 263 

Thou only Sovereign of my heart 394 

Thou who roll'st the year around 652 

Through all the changing scenes of life 97 

Through endless years thou art the same 78 

Through every age, eternal God 667 

Through sorrow's night and danger's path 699 

Thus far the Lord has led me on 66 

Thy goodness, Lord, our souls confess 85 

Thy way, not mine, Lord 423 

Thy works, not mine, O Christ 340 

Till he come, — oh, let the words 205 

Time is winging us away .....' 670 

' Tis finished ! so the Saviour cried 165 

'Tis God, the Spirit, leads 238 

'Tis midnight, and on Olive's brow 157 

' Tis not that I did choose thee 757 

'Tis religion that can give 372 

To Calv'ry Lord, in Spirit now 525 

To Christ the Lord, let every tongue 222 

To-day the Saviour calls 276 

To-day the Saviour rose 178 

To-day thy mercy calls me 307 

To God, the only wise 475 

To him who loved the souls of men 526 

To-morrow, Lord, is thine ,. .. 673 

To thee, my Shepherd and my Lord 224 

To thee, dear, dear Saviour 393 

To thee this temple we devote 588 

To the name of God on high 74 

To thy temple we repair 49 

Triumphant Zion, lift thy head 491 

Unshaken as the sacred hill 471 

Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb 694 

Upon the gospel's sacred page 267 

Vain are the hopes the sons of men 272 

Visit, Lord, this land in mercy 628 

Wait, O my soul, thy Maker's will Ill 

Wake the song of jubilee 607 

Waked by the trumpet's sound 709 

Watchman, tell us of the night 201 

We bid thee welcome in the name 542 

Weep for the lost ! thy Saviour wept 638 

We give immortal praise 73 

Welcome, delightful mom 45 

491 



INDEX OF PiKSt LINES. 

No. 

Welcome, sweet day of rest , 37 

We sing to thee, thou Son of God 227 

We speak of the realms of the blest 794 

We've no aliiding city here 756 

What ecpial honours shall we bring 197 

What glory gilds the sacred page 262 

What sinners value I resign 417 

What various hindrances we meet 447 

When all thy mercies, my Ood 118 

When at thy footstool, Lord, I bend 332 

When Christ came down on earth of old 202 

When downward to tho darksome tomb t 710 

When first o'erwhelmed with sin and shame 3()2 

When (xod is nigh, my faith is strcmg 70(> 

When I can read my title clear 748 

When Israel of the Lord beloved 020 

When Israel's priest the lamb did choose 594 

When I stand before the throne 769 

When I survey the wondrous cross 529 

When I the holy grave survey 177 

When power divine, in mortal form 166 

When shall we meet again 659 

When streaming from the eastern skies 63 

When the last trumpet's awful voice 714 

When the worn spirit wants repose 36 

When thou, my righteous Judge, shalt come 725 

When thy mortal life is lied 277 

Where can we hide, or whither fly 83 

Where is my God ? does he retire 187 

While life prolongs its precious light 286 

While shepherds watched their flocks by night 141 

While thee I seek, protecting Power 24 

While with ceaseless course the sun 646 

Who are these in bright arraj^ 738 

Who but thou, almi^ity Spirit 615 

Who can forbear to sing 561 

Why do the proud insult the poor 715 

Why do we mourn departed friends 693 

Why, God, thy people spurn 029 

Why should our mourning thoughts delight 716 

Why should the children of a King 236 

Why should we start and fear to die 675 

Wliy sleep we, my brethren? come, let us arise .... 560 

Why will ye waste on trifling cares 275 

With all my powers of heart and tongue 90 

With broken heart and contrite sigh 289 

With Christ we share a mystic grave 498 

With heavenly power, O Lord, defend 539 

With Jesus in the midst 527 

With joy we hail the sacred day 43 

-^92 



155 

559 

63 

714 

36 

725 

277 
83 

187 

286 

141 
24 

)46 
38 
15 
61 
15 
593 
29 
16 
36 
75 
60 
75 
90 
89 
98 
39 
27 
43 



INDEX 0»? FIRST LINKS. 

No. 

With joy we meditate the grace 188 

With my aubstanco I will honour 617 

With sacred joy wo lift our eyes 29 

With tears of anguish I lament 403 

Work, for the night is coming 793 

Work, for time is flying 436 

Ye Cfliristian heralds, go proclaim 600 

Yo dying sons of men 309 

Ye humble souls, approach your Cod 128 

Ye men and angels, witness now 514 

Yo messengers of Christ 546 

Yo natitms round the earth, rejoice 5 

Ye servants of (Jod, your Master proclaim 225 

Yo servants of the Ijord 203 

, 1 sons of Adam, vain and young 729 

-. e souls, for whom the Son did die 786 

Yes, for me, for me ho careth 3()8 

Yes, the Redeemer rose 176 

Yes, thou art mine, my blessed Lord 358 

Ye that pass by, behold the Man 162 

Zion, dreary and in anguish , 670 

Ziou stands with bills surrounded 487 



403 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



T?ie fgures indicate the Hymn. 



Abba Father, 343, 762. 

Abiding in Christ, 7C6— 769. 

Abiding with Christ, 739, 747, 754. 

Absence from Christ, 379, 398, 5r)6, 719. 

Absence from God, 397, 455, 555, 563, 721, 725, 742. 

Acceptance through Christ, 320, 332, 340—343, 346, 351. 

Accepted time, 276, 278, 282, 286, 287, 651. 

Access to God, 1, 187, 211, 396, 448, 449, 454—456, 467. 

Account, the last, 277, 436, 720—729. 

Acquiescence in Christ's will, 111,418 — 427. . 

Activity, Christian, 428—436, 538. 

Adam, fall in, 268, 269, 322, 783. ; 

Adoption, 343, 762, 796. 

Adoration of the Trinity, 72—77. 

Adoration of the Holy Spirit, 23- 

Advent of Christ, first, 137—146. 

Advent, second, 201—205, 719, 724 



KK 



-726. 
Adversity providential, 103, 104, 108, Toi, 111, 424, 426. 
Advocate, Christ an, 63, 185—189, 328, 343, 362, 368. 
Affection, Christian, 476 — 485. 
Afflicted, sympathy with, 477, 481, 485. 
Afflictions, benefit of, 103, 419, 421, 426, 427. 

borne by Christ, 157—169, 465. 

deliverance from, 90, 113. 

God a support in, 90, 107, 112, 113, 114, 364. 

prayer in, 90, 107, 396, 405, 454. 

sanctified, 103, 104, 364, 396. 

submission in. 111, 426. 
Agony of Christ, 157—162, 422, 423, 426, 427. 
Alarm to sinners, 280, 281, 286. 
All in All, 216, 770, 779. 
Almost Christian, 412. 
Anchor, hope an, 341. 
Angels, song of, 137 — 140. 

joy of, at conversion, 765. 
Anniversary Hymns, 605, 657, 662. 
Apostles commissioned, 613. 
Armour, Christian, 437—439, 443—446. 
Ascension of Christ, 182 — 184. 

494 



INDEX OP SUBJECTS. 



2. 

6, 351. 

6, 467. 






, 420. 

68. 



1,364. 



Ashamed of Christ, 440, 444. • 

Asleep in Jesus, 675, 680, 683, 694. 

Assurance, Christian, 185, 252, 348, 364, 368, 369, 382, 

771, 782. 
Atonement. See Christ. 
Atonement, commemorated, 516—534. 

completed, 164, 165, 304, 352, 356. 

glorying in, 164, 169, 344, 347, 360. 

sumciency of, 179, 230, 311, 338, 339, 341, 
343, 355, 362, 53-, 790. 
Attributes of C}o«l, 78—99. 
Awakened sinner, 288 — 297. 

Backslider entreated, 308, 557, 558, 559, 560. 

Banishment from Christ, 709, 721, 7*^5. 

Banner of love, 530. , ^ 

Baptism, 496— 515, 787. 

Bartimeus, prayer of, 151, 329. 

Beatitudes, 1.52. 

Beauty of Christ, 206, 215, 216, 220, 222. 

Beauty of the Church, 490. 495. 

Believe and be saved, 310, 311, 316—319, 340, 349, 356, 

789, 790. 
Bible, 256—267. 

Birth of Clirist, 137—141, 145, 146. 
Blessediicss of heaven, 730—755. 

of the dead in the Lord, 674—677, 680—683, 

687, 692, 701. 
of worship, 21, 40, 42, 52, 53, 54, 55. 
Blindness, spiritual, 270. 
Blood of Christ slied, 159, 160, 162, 166—168, 193, 300, 

302, 304, 318, 516, 520, 533. 
Blood of Christ, trust in, 180, 210, 216, 220, 230, 304, 324, 

330, 332, 338-362, 369, 532, 790. 
Boasting excluded, 340, .%0. 
Book of nature and Scriptures, 169, 261, 264. 

the Divine decrees, 108. 
Bought with a price, 388. 
Brevity of life, 664— 673. 
Broad and narrow way, 404, 412. 
Broken heart, 289—291, 297, 319, 331. 
Brotherly love, 476—478, 480, 482-485- : :. 
Burial, 693—698. 

€all of the Gospel, 276, 282, 286, 298—317, 321. 323. 

unheeded, 275, 283, 285. 
€anaan, 386, 425, 730, 736. 
^Captain of salvation, 445. 

495 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Captives set free, 299, 322, 330, 331. 

Care oast on God, 90, 103, 109, 419, 420, 422, 423, 424^ 

426 472. 
Change of heart> 234, 247, 254, 255, 268, 269, 270, 297. 

Charity, 477, 483, 617. 

Chief of sinners, 255, 290, 321, 348. 

ChUdren brought to Christ, 573, 574, 582. 

Srayer for, 573—582. 
eath of, 689, 697. 
in heaven, 750. 
Christ, an advocate, 63, 185—189, 328, 343, 358, 362, 368. 
all in all, 216, 518, 779, 781, 784. v 

almighty, 194—200, 780. 
anointed, 343. 

bread of life, 550, 524, 528, 534, 772. 
bridegroom, 488, 772. 
brightness of Father's glory, 169, 222, 784. 
captain, 445, 505. 
conqueror, 164, 165, 175, 178, 179, 192, 195, 200,. 

210,337. 
' comer stone, 350, 587. 

creator, 74, 166, 
• day-star, 35S. 
adeUverer, 127, 143, 144, 146, 425. 
desire of nations, 142, 143, 146. 
foundation, 257, 341, 350, 391, 773. • 
fountain, 168, 338, 346, 391. 
friend, l4y, 182. 208, 328, 332, 363, 370, 377, 385. 

394, 531, 756, 775, 788. 
guardian, 440, 763. 
guide, 405, 425, 457, 497, 514, 787. 
head oi the church, 389, 408, 508, 767. 
hiding-place, 325, 339, 355, 759, 768. 
* high-priest, 184^189, 210, 216, 300, 356. 

hope, our, 326, 330, 341, 350. 
Immanuel, 213, 338, 388, 391, 480, 488, 787. 
Jehovah, 218, 425. 
judge, 702, 720—727. 
king, 10, 105, 142, 204, 210, 212, 216, 228, 375, 

380, 467, 513, 780, 783. 
lamb of God, 164, 167, 168, 193, 212, 215, 228, 230^ 

300, 318, 338, 349, 366, 533, 770, '783. 
leader, 445, 787. 

life, 211, 357, 386, 463, 516, 789. 
light, 353. 357, 377. 
Lord of all, 190, 195. 
mediator, 1, 185—189, 193. 
offices, 210, 216, 783. 
pearl of price, 216. 
physician, 296, 329, 349. ., 

49a 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



424, 

97. 



368. 



200, 



385, 



375, 
230i, 



Chriit, our priest, 186—189, 210, 216, 300, 356. 

prince, 16, 144, 197, 201, 303, 529, 747, 780. 
prophet, 148, 207, 210, 211, 216, 783. 
redeemer, 204, 328, 337, 358, 700, 776, 783. 
I refuge, 107, 113, 339, 394, 773. 

rest, 212, 218, 353, 369, 374. 
rock, 107, 127, 218, 341, 355, 380, 587, 693. 
sacrifice, 159, 160, 162, 166—168, 180, 193, 210. 
216, 220, 2.30, 300, 302, 304, 318, 324, 330, 
> 332, 338—362, 369, 516, 526, 532, 633, 789, 

790. 
saviour, 160—169, 223, 300—382. 
shepherd, 110, 115, 119, 121, 207, 224, 582, 760. 
a substitute, 166, 193, 212, .•H9, 352, 789, 790. 
sun, 138, 353. 

the truth, 148, 211, 257, 385, 463. 
the way, 211, 385, 463, 770 
Christian, coming to Christ, 318— .3.37. 

consecFcated to Christ, 383—392. ' 

rejoicing in Christ, 363—382. 
seeking coniFormity to Christ, .393 — 417. 
submitting to Christ's will, 418 — 427. 
warring for Christ, 437 — 446. 
working for Christ, 428— 436. 
Church, beautiful, 490. 

Christ's abmle, 58, 488, 489, 495. ' • 

delight in, 50, 476, 479, 791. 
glory of, 43, 55. 

officers of, 496— 534. ' " 

ordinances of, 535 — 548. 
safety of, 487, 491, 493. 
Cloud of witnesses, 744. 
Comforter, 237, 244, 246, 249, 250, 315. 
Commission, Christ's, 51.3, 613. 
Communion, at the Lord's table, 525, 528, 530, 534, 772. 

of saints, 476-485. 
Completeness in Christ, 216, 346, 350, 351, 532. 
Confession of sin, 288—297, 399, 403, 409, 562. 
Confidence in Christ, ,3,38— .362. 
Conflict, Christian, 437—446. 
Conformity to Christ, 393—417. 
Consecration, 383—392. 

Conversion, 232. 234, 254, 366, 482, 564, 765, 783. 
Ccmer-stone, 587, 593. 
Country, our, 630, 799. 
Creation, 7, 87, 101, 102, 800. 

Cross, bearing the, 167, 440, 496, 501, 503, 604, 507. 
Christ on, 160 — 165. 
glorying in, 164, 166, 304, 344, 363. 
repentance at, 166, 331. 

497 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



D 

Daily devotion, 24, 61—71, 796, 797. 
Day of grace, 286, 311. 

of judgment, 277, 279, 282, 702, 709, 717, 720—729. 
Day-star, 410. 
Deacons, r>36, 544. 
Death, 674—692. 

approaching, 670, 671, 684. 
victory over, 164, 175, 346, 347, 369, 693. 
Debt paid, 340, 790. 

Decrees of God, 79, 103, 108, 111, 114, 757, 758. ^^ 

Dedication hymns, 583 — 596. 

I)ersonal, 166, 337, .383—392, 791. 
Delay dangerous, 276, 285, 286. 

Delight in Christ, 169, 222, .357, 36.3—382, 774, 776—785. 
in Scripture, 256, 258, 259, 260, 262, 263, 265. 
in worship, 1, ?, 5, 9, 21, 24. 
Deliverance from affliction, sk), 113. 

from sin, 168, 185, 247, 254, 338, 339, 355, 
362 788 789 
Dependence on Christ, 311, 320, 324, 326, 330, 338—362, 
790. 
on God, 19, 107, 112. 
on the Holy Spirit, 237, 247, 249, 253. 
Depravity, 134, 268—272, 783. 
Despondency reproved, 315, 472. 
Diligence, Christian, 428—436, 439, 441, 445, 744. ' 
Dismission, hymns for, 28, 44, 69. 
Door, Christ at the, 299, 303, 314. 
Drawing nigh to God, 1, 19, 24, 39, 53, 279, 289, 295. 
Duties, Christian, 147, 15.3, 404, 407, 412, 413, 41"). 787. 
Dwelling with God, 82, 83, 97. 
Dying Christian, 674—088, 690—692. 

'"■ '"' ■ ■ " '-E 

Early piety, 573—582. 

worship, 41, 61, 63, 796. 
Earnestness, 428—436, 437, 445, 446. 
Election, 79, 100, 103, 104, 108, 109, 111, 114, 134, 767— 

759. 
Encouragement, 91, 94, 97, 305. 
Enemies, victory over, 97, 377, 437 — 446. 
Enjoyment of Christ's love, 363, 364, 366, 774—786. 
Entire surrender, 166, 337, 383—392, 791. 
Eternity contemplated, 118, 709, 723. 

of God, 78, 79, 95, 100, 130, 665, 667. 

of heaven, 736, 737, 739. 
Evening hymns, 66—71, 797. 
Exaltation of Christ, 186, 190—200, 215, 225. 
Example, 147, 153. 

498 



' 



V 



INDEX OP 81TBJECT8. 



■729. 



I 



< 



V 



Excellency of Scripture, 256— 2C7. 
Experience, testimony of, 97. 



Faith, cffecta of, 301, 792. 

exercised, 104, 107, 100. 
» in Christ, 338— .•J«2, 7S9, 790. 

prayer for, 354, 359, ?(5I. 

walking by, 104, 107, 109, 112. 
Faithfulness of (iod, 91, 92, 107, 130. 
Family of God, 452, 492, 737, 702. 

songs, (50, 07, 790, 797. 
Fatherhood of (Jod, 94, 103, 427, 740, 742, 753, 762. 
Fear of death disiielled, 675—079, 084, 090, 749. 

of (iod, 19, 80, 81, 83, 84. 
Feast, Gospel, 298, 308, 313, 314, 772. 
Fellowship, Christian, 470—485. 

with Christ, 400, 408, 700—709. 
Fight of faith, 437—439, 441—443, 445, 446. 
First love, 305, 300, 409. 
Fleeing to Christ, 318— 337. 
Following Christ, 147, 152, 153, 386, 787. 
Foretaste of heaven, 32, 40, 47, 52, 417, 659, 6C2. 
Forgiveness, Divine, 17, 130, 378. 

joy of, 303, 783. 
Formality lamented, 241, 248, 251, 291. 
Forms, outward, vain, 230, 254, 209. 
Forsaking all for Cnrist, 337, 300, 386. 
Frailty, human, 79, 94, 208—272. 
Free grace, 17, 134, 328, 783. 

Friends in heaven, 085, 088, 091, 692, 693, 696, 697, 698. 
Fruits of the Spirit, 408, 413, 415, 476, 479—485. 
Funeral hymns, 604 — 714. 
Future, ignorance of, 418 — 427. 

Garments of salvation, 322, 347, 492. 
Gate of mercy, 459. 

strait 404 412. 
Gentleness of Christ, 147, 152, 167. 
Gethsemane, 157, 158. 
Gift, the unspeakable, 124, 125. 
God, attributes of, 78—100. 
creating, 101, 102. 
governing, 103 — 123. 
redeeming, 124 — 136. 
Gospel, diffusion of, 597 — 621. 

expostulations, 273 — 287. 

invitations, 298—317. 

provisions of, 91, 298, 301, 304—309. 

499 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 

Gospel, success of, 597, 598, 601, 603, 607—611. 
Grace, 19, 93, 124, 134, 328, 364, 764, 783. 

day of, 19, 276, 278, 286, 673. 

praise for, 19, 93, 124, 127, 134, 363, 764, 783. 

relying on, 1, 400, 764. 

Bufficiency of, 127, 223. 

throne of, 24, 130, 449, 455, 464. 
Guidance sought, 422, 425. ^ 

'JOS ' 

Happiness of Christians, 363—382, 397, 411, 417. 
Harvest hymns, 632—636. 
Headship of Christ, 389, 408, 508, 767. 
Heart, contrite, 23, 289, 291, 297, 319, 331,'765. 
given to Christ, 106, 337. 
new, 272, 291, 297, 765. 
Heathen prayed for, 599, 601, 602, 604. 
Heaven, 730—755, 794. 

Help in affliction, 90, 97, 107, 109, 113, 396, 405, 454. 
Hiding-place, 216, 326, 339. 
High Priest, 185—188. 
Holiness sought, 251—255, 393—417, 775. 
Holy Spirit, 231—255. 

comforter, 236, 244, 245, 249, 250, 315. 

enlightening, 237, 242, 246, 247, 249, 261. 

grieved, 239, 255, 409. 

guide, 238, 242, 246, 251. 

indwelling, 213, 244, 250. 

quickening, 233, 234, 248, 254, 568. 

regenerating, 237, 247, 251, 254, 268, 668. 

sanctifying, 233, 237, 247—251, 254. 

witnessing, 250, 252. 
Hope, Christian, 97, 107, 341, 476. 

rejoicing in, 364, 368, 374, 375, 771. 
Hosanna, 143, 183, 339. 
House of God, 39, 42, 43, 49, 50—52, 55. 
Humanity of Christ, 138, 145, 213. 
Humihation, public, 622—629. 



Igrorance of future, 420, 423, 424, 426, 427. 
Imu^ortality, 100, 688, 700, 709, 737. 
Immutability, Divine, 86, 130. 
Impenitent warned, 273 — 287. 
Importunity in prayer, 455, 459, 467. 
Incomprehensibleness, Divine, 104, 108, 109, 111. 
Inconstancy lamented, 403, 558, 560. 
Indebtedness acknowledged, 12, 221, 760. 
Indwelling of Christ, 70, 368. 

of the Spirit, 213, 244, 260. 

600 



INDEX OP SUBJECTS. 

Ingratitude lamented, 657, 558. 
Inspiration of Scriptui-e, 256, li57. 
Intercession of Christ, 185 — 180. 
Invitations to sinners, 298 — 317. 
accepted, 318—321. 



Jehovah, 9, 12, 19, 100, 106. 

Journeying to heaven, 357, G68, 670, 671, 734, 735, 739, 

740, 741, 742, 752, 755. 
Joy in Christ, 163, 363— .-^Se, 779, 782. 

in God, 5, 22, 380, 771. 

of conversion, 365, 36G, 370, 374, 378, 561, 764, 765, 
783, 791. 

of revivals, 555, 564, 565. 
Julnlee, 300. 

Judgment, 702, 709, 717, 718, 720—729. 
Justice of God, 86, 91, 106. 
Justification by faith in Christ, 179, 300, 304, 311, 338— 

362, 790. 

K 

Kindness, 476— 485. 

Kingdom of Clirist, 190, 199, 479, 597. 

Kings and Priests, 526. 

Knowledge A Christ, 323, 345, 410, 771. 



^ 



Labourers for Christ, 428 — 436. 
prayed for, 5.38, 541. 
Languor in devotion, 248, 251. 
Latter-day glory, 597—599, 601, 606—612. 
Law, conviction by, 271, 272, 291. 

love of the, 266, 407. 
Life, brevity of, 664 — 673. 
Living to Christ, 383— 392. ' ' 

Looking unto Jesus, 219, 328, 770, 789. 
Longing to be with Christ, 135, 207, 742, 749, 751. 
Long-sufifering of God, 17, 19, 93, 122, 290, 299. 
Lord's day, 31—60. 

prayer, 27. 

supper, 516—534, 772. 
Love, Christian, 476 — 485. 

of Christ, 164-169,222—224, 227—230, 526, 629, 
531 776 777. 

of God, 17, 22, 25, 30, 85, 87, 88, 91, 96, 98, 120, 
124 129. 

to Christ, 7^74—786. 

to the Church, 479, 490. ' 

to the Scriptures, 256-260, 265, 266, 407. 
Loving-kindness, 756. 

601 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



M 

Majesty of God, 2, 8, 10, 12, 19, 100, 106. 
Man lost, 268—272. . 

mortal, 664r-G73. 

saved, 338—362. 
Manna, heavenly, 207, 380, 520, 534. 
Marriage hymn, 798. • 

Meditation, 68, 397. 
Meeting and parting, 656 — 663. 
Mercies acknowledged, 2, 10, 12, 65, 71, 118. 
Mercy, God's, 11, 19, 85, 88, 800. 

pleaded for, 151, 288—297, 325, 327, 329 - 
330, 332. 
Mercy-seat, 315, 325, 447, 462, 466, 472. 
Merit, human, disclaimed, 340, 342, 351, 360, 790. 
Millennium, 597, 598, 601—604, 608—612. 
Ministers, 535—548. 
Miracles of Christ, 150, 151, 154^-156. 
Missionaries, 600, 613, 614, 619. 
Missions, 597—621. 

home, 621. 
Morning hymns, 61—65, 796. 
Mourning for sin, 166, 288—297, 357. 
Mutual love, 476—478, 480, 482—485, 660, 661, 663. 

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National hymns, 622—636, 799. ' 

Nativity of Christ, 137—141, 145, 146. 
Nature and Grace, 22, 125, 126, 264. 
and Scripture, 169, 261. 
declaring God's glory, 6, 101, 102, 169. 
Nearness to God, 37, 41, 52, 95, 187, 396. 

to heaven, 668, 684, 7.39, 752. 
Needful, one thing, 275, 372, 575. 
Neglect of religion, 19, 275, 277, 280, 282—285. 
New birth, 237, 247, 251, 254, 297, 298, 331. 

covenant, 341, 380, 758. 

heart, 272, 291, 297, 765. 

song, 206, 216, 366, 371, 374, 375, 756, 777, 780, 783. 

year, 643, 646—649. 
Now the accepted time, 276, 278, 279, 282, 285—287, 307, 

308, 651. 



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Obedience to Christ, 406, 407, 414, 787. 
Obligations to Christ, 144, 166, 222, 383—392. 
Officers of the church, 535 — 548. - 
Old, old story, 345. 
Omnipotence of God, 9, 105. 

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Omn'presence of God, 82, 83. 

Omniscience of God, 80, 81. 

One thing needful, 275, 372, 575. 

Only be'/ jve, 302, 310, 311, 340, 349, 356, 789, 790. 

Opening of houses of worship, 583 — 590. 

Ordination, 535 — 548. 

Overcoming the world, 395, 397, 417. 



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Pardon enjoyed, 21G, 331, 340, 343, 300, 374, 776. 

implored, 288, 289, 290, 294, 295, 325, 326. 327, 
329 332. 
Parental hymns,' 573, 574, 576, 578, 579, 582. 
Parting hymns, 657, 659- -662. 
Pastors, 535 — 548. 
Pattern, Christ our, 147, 152, 153, 158, 167, 505, 507, 509, 

512, 51.3, 770, 787. 
Peace in believing, 216, 220, 326, 350, 369, 370, 374, 376, 
445. 
in death, 674—683, 687. 
Penitence, 19, 166, 288—297, 333, 349, 403. 
Perfections of God, 78—99, 106. 

Perseverance, 133, 134—136, 212, 257, 468-475, 488, 764, 
Piety, active, 428—436, 477. 

early, 573—582. 
Pilgrimage, Christian, 82, 357, 422, 425, 668, 734, 739. 
Pleasures Ol' religion, 370, 372, 375, 484. 
Poor, pity to the, 477. 
Portion, God our, 382, 664, 737. 
Prayer, 447—467. 

for ministers, 535 — 548. 
for missionaries, 597, 609—611, 619, 621. 
for revival, 549—556, 564r-568, 572. 
to the Trinity, 72—77. 
without ceasing, 447, 459, 461. 
Predestination, 109, 129, 134, 757. 
Preparation for death, 286, 675, 677, 678, 690. 
Preservation by Christ, 335, 339, 376, 377, 766. 
Privileges, Christian, 1, 447-451, 462, 464, 467. 
Progress, Christian, 133, 134^-136, 212, 257, 468-475, 

488, 764. 
Promises, the, 91, 130. 

pleading the, 318, 325, 328, .346, 459, 467, 552. 
Protection, Divine, 90, 97, 107, 118, 127, 339, 355, 487. 
Providence, 10, 24, 27, 87, 104, 108, 117, 118, 424, 426. 
Provisions of grace, 8(5, 88, 91, 93, 124—128. 
Public worship, 1 — 60. 

desire for, 51, 52, .55, 56. 
pleasures of, 2, 5, 40, 50 — 52, 54, 57, 86. 
Purity of heart, 95, 399. 

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Qneen, prayer for the, 799. 
Quickening grace, 244, 254. 

Spirit, 233, 234, 244, 248, 254, 551, 568. 

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nace, the Christian, 439, 470, 690. 
Ransom, Christ our, 164, 179, 340, 696, 789. 
Redeemer, 10, 160—169, 225, 790. 
Regeneration, 234, 237, 247, 251, 254, 268. . 

Re^ of Christ, 190—200, 598, 606—611, 616, 618. 
Rejoicing in Christ, 9, 127, 163, 363—382. 
Religion, importance of, 372, 575, 673. ' , 

Remembrance of Christ, 518, 521, 522, 531. 
Repentance, 282, 288—297, 333, 557, 561, 765. 

at the cross, 159, 160, 166. 
Resurrection of Christ, 170 — 181. 

of Christians, 699, 700, 701, 709, 710. 
Rest in Christ, 212, 218, 316, 339—342, 349, 353, 355, 
367, 369, 373, 374, 376, 377, 393, 532, 770. 
i in heaven, 668, 732, 734, 741, 748, 752, 753. 
Revivals of religion, 549 — 572. 
Righteousness impossible by law, 342, 360, 789, 790. 

robe of, 347, 532. 
Room for sinners, 298, 308, 309. 



Sabbath, 31—60. 

earthly and heavenly, 47, 668, 736. 
Saints, communion of, 476, 478, 479, 480, 482. 

one familjr, 691, 744. 
Sanctification desired, 91, 393 — 417. 
Scriptures, 256—267. 
Seasons, 633, 636. 

Secret prayer, 24, 68, 455, 456, 461. 
Sheep, wandering, 760. 
Shortness of time, 604—673. 
Sickness 1 7 24 
Sin confessed, 288—291, 294, 295, 562. 

forgiven, 17, 124, 318, 328, 332, 338, 343, 346, 349, 
356, 362, 788—790. 
Sons of God, 343, 762, 796. 
Souls, winning, 337, 538. 
Submission, Christian, 418 — 427. 
Substitution of Christ, 163—169, 349, 352, 789, 790. 
Sun of righteousness, 410, 569. 
Sunday School hymns, 573—582. 
Sympathy, Christian, 476—485. 

of Christ, 180, 188, 405. 

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Table of the Lord, 516—534, 772. 

Taking up the cross, 167, 440, 496, .501, ^^0^, oOi, .'»07. 

Teaching, Divine, 148, 211, 256, 2.59, 261. 

Temperance, 637—641. 

Thanksgiving hymns, 630—636. 

Threatenings, 275, 278, 280, 281, 282, 28.5, 286. 

Throne of grace, 24, 130, 449, 45.5, 464. 

Time, brevity of, 664—673. 

importance of, 276, 278, '?1[\ 286, 670, 673. 
Titles of Christ, 138, 140, 144, 146, 149, 151, 206—219, 

770, 781, 783. 
Trials, deliverance from, 90, 101, 107, 113, 421, 454, 472. 
Trinity, the, 72—77. 

Trouble, help in, 90. 97, 107, 109, il3, 396, 405, 454. 
Trumpet, gospel, 298, 300. 

the judgment, 277, 282, 709, 718, 720, 722, 725. 
Truth, Christ the, 148, 211, 257, 385, 463. 
Types of Christ, 2.30, 380, 533. 

Unbelief, 187, 359. 

Unconverted prayed for, 549, 553, 5()5. 
sorrowed over, 481, 550. 
warned, 273—287. 
Union, Christian, 476, 479, 480, 482. 

with Christ, 185, 342, 346, 348, 374, :]S2, 391, 392, 
406, 408, 766—769. 
Universal praise, 2, 5, 9, 12, 15, 800. 



Value of life, 286, 653. 

Vanity of the world, 395, 397, 417, 653, 055, 661, 005, 666. 

Vine, the living, 348, 534, 769. 

Vows made, 365, 384, 514. 

Walkmgby faith, 104, 107, 109, 112. 

with God, 398, 409. 
Warfare, Christian, 437—446. 
Water of Ufe, 298, 301, 305, 30G. 
Way, Christ the, 211, 385, 463, 770. 
Weakness deplored, 187, 188, 346, L'59, 508, 771. 
Weary invited, 310—312, 315, 316. 
Weeping, Christ's, 157, 638. 

for sin, 166, 289, 481, 5.50, 638. 
Will of God, acquiesced in, 24, 103, 108, 111, 418-426, 

427. 
Witness of the Spirit, 250, 252, 4Q2. 

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Word of God, 25G— 267. 

Work, Chrietian, 428—436, 538, 793. 

Christ's fmished, 164, 165, 351, 356, 789, 790. 
Worship, desire for, 51, 52, 55, 56. 
family, 61—71, 796, 797. 
\ pleasures of, 2, 5, 40, 50 — 52, 54, 57, 86. 

universal, 2, 5. 9, 12, 15, 598, 800. 
Worthies, following departed, 74 J. 



Year, elose of the, 642, 045, 650, 652. 

new, 643, 644, 646—649. 
Young, importance of religion to, 574, 575, 581, 750. 
prayed for, 573, 574, 576, 579, 582. 

Zeal, Christian, 429, 431—436, 793. 
Zion, God's habitation, 51, 489, 495. 
glories of, 490, 492. 
prayed for, 550, 554. 
J prosperity of, 561, 569 — 571. 
' safety of, 479, 487, 491, 493. 
triumphs of, 479, 486. 



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790. 



86. 



750.