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3 The God of heaven is our
Any duty give me pain, Our Father and our love;
If I knew a Saviour's love? His care shall guard life's fleeting hours, 3 When I turp mine eyes within Then waft our souls above.
O how dark, and vain, and wild! 4 There shall we see his face,
Prone to unbelief and sin, And never, never sin ;
Can I deem myself thy child ? There, from the rivers of his grace, 4 Yet I mourn my stubborn will, Drink endless pleasures in,
Find my sin a grief and thrall: 5 Yes, and before we rise
Should I grieve for what I feel, To that immortal state,
If I did not love at all? The thoughts of such amazing bliss
5 Could I love thy saints to meet, Should constant joys create.
Choose the ways I once abhorr'd 6 Children of grace have found Find at times the promise sweet, Glory begun below:
If I did not love thee, Lord ? Celestial fruits on earthly ground,
6 Saviour ! let me love thee more, From faith and hope may grow.
If I love at all, I pray: i The hill of Sion yields
If I have not lov'd before,
Fielp me to begin to-day
PRAISE. 8 Then let our songs abound,
Who reigns enthron'd above. To fairer world's on high. [ground, Ancient of everlasting days,
And Cod of love;
Jehovah, Great I AM,
j LORD with glowing
heart I'd praise I bow, and bless the sacred name For the bliss thy love bestows; (thee For the pard’ning grace that saves me, 2 The God of Abraham praise,
And the peace that from it flows: At whose supreme command Heip, O God, my weak endeavour; From earth I rise, and seek the joys This dull soul to rapture raise :
At his right hand : Thou must light the flame, or never
I all on earth forsake, Can iny love be warın'd to praise. Its wisdom, fame and pow'r; 2 Praise, my soul, the God that sought And him my only portion make,
Wretched wand'rer, far astray ; [thee, My shield and tow'r.
From the paths of death away: I on his nath depend,
To heaven ascend:
I shall behold his face, Bade the blood-stain'd cross appear.
I shall his power adore, 3 Lord, this bosom's ardent feeling
And sing the wonders of his grace Vainly would my lips express :
For evermore. Low before thy footstool kneeling, 4 There dwells the Lord, our King,
Deign thy suppliant's prayer to bless : The Lord, our righteousness,
Love's pure flame within me raise; 'I'ne Prince of peace ;
And, glorious, with his saints in lighly
For ever reigns.
5 The God who reigns on high
The great archangels sing; Do I love tliee, Lord, or no?
And," Holy, Holy, Holy," Am I thine, or am I not?
- Almighty King, 2 Could my heart so hard remain, “Who was, and is the same, Prayer a task and burden prove, “And everinore shall be,
“ Jehovah, Father, Great I AM! HYMN 155.
(I. 1.) “We worship thee.”
Songs of Praise. 6 The whole triumphans host SONGS of praise the angels sang, Give thanks to God on high ;
Heaven with hallelujahs rang, Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
When Jehovah's work begun, They ever cry:
When he spake and it was done. Hail Abraham's God and mine,
2 Songs of praise awoke the morn I join the heavenly lays;
When the Prince of peace was born; All might and majesty are thine,
Songs of praise arose, when he And endless praise.
Captive led captivity. HYMN 153.
(IV.3.) 3 Heaven and earth must pass away; Psalm c.
Songs of praise shall crown that day: BE E joyful in God, all ye lands of the God will make new heavens and earth: earth,
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. O serve him with gladness and fear ; 14 And shall man alone be dumb Exult in his presence with music and mirth,
Till that glorious kingdom come? With love and devotion draw near.
No ;-the church delights to raise
Psalms and hymns, and songs of praise 2 For Jehovah is God,-and Jehovah Creator and ruler o'er all; [alone,
5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice; And we are his people, his sceptre we
Learning here by faith and love, own;
Songs of praise to sing above. His sheep, and we follow his call. 3 O enter his gates with thanksgiving 16 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death; Your vows in his teniple proclaim;
Then, amidst eternal joy, His praise with melodious accordance Songs of praise their powers employ.
prolong, And bless his adorable name.
CONTENTMENT. 4 For good is the Lord, inexpressibly
HYMN 156. (C. M.) good,
FATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss
My humble prayer arise-
From every murmur free;
The blessings of thy grace impart,
And make me live to thee:
My life and death attend, 2 His sov'reign pow'r, without our aid, Thy presence through my joumey shine, Made us of clay, and form'd us men;
And crown my journey's end. And when like wand'ring sheep we
HYMN 157. (L. M.) He brought us to his fold again. (stray’d, Bestill, my heart: these anxious cares 3 We are his people, we his care,
, Our souls, and all our mortal frame;
snares; What lasting honours shall we rear,
They cast dishonour on thy Lord, Almighty Maker, to thy name?
And contradict his gracious word. 4 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful 2 Brought safely by his hand thus far, songs,
Why wilt thou now give place to fear ? High as the heaven our voices raise ;
How canst thou want if he provide, And earth, with her ten thousand Or lose thy way with such a guide? tongues,
3 When first before his mercy-seas, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. Thou didst to him thy all commit; 5 Wide as the world is thy command,
He gave thee warrant from that hour, Vast as eternity thy love ;
Tu trust his wisdom, love, and power. Firm as a rock thy truth must stand, 4 Did ever trouble yet befall, When rolling years shall cease to move. And he refuse to hear thy call?
And has he not his promise past, On him I lean, who, not in vain,
And counts and treasures up my tears.
j Then count thy present trials small, 2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray For heaven will make amends for all. From heavenly wisdom's narrow way,
To fly the good I would pursue, IN AFFLICTION. Or do the id I would not do ; HYMN 158.
Still he, who felt temptation's pow'r,
Shall guard me in that dang’rous hour HEAR; gracious God! my huinble
To thee I breathe my sighs; [moan, 3 When vexing thoughts within me rise, When will the mournful night be gone? And, sore dismay'd, my spirit dies; When shall my joys arise ?
Then he, who once vouchsaf”d to bear 2 Yet, though my soul in darkness The sick’ning anguish of despair, Thy promise is my stay;
Shall sweetly soothe, shall gently dry
[mourns, The throbbing heart, the streaming eye. Here would I rest till light returns : Thy presence makes my day.
4 When sorrowing o'er some stone I 3 Come, Lord, and with celestial peace which covers all that was a friend,
bend, Relieve my aching heart; O smile, and bid my sorrows cease,
And from his voice, his hand, his sinile, And all their gloom depart.
Divides me for a little while; 4 Then shall my drooping spirit rise,
Thou, Saviour, seest the tears I shed,
For thou didst weep o'er Laz’rus dead. And bless thy healing rays, And change these deep complainingsighs 5 And, oh! when I have safely past For songs of sacred praise.
Through ev'ry conflict but the last,
Still, still unchanging, watch beside
My bed' of death-for thou hast died :
Then point to realms of endless day, As panting in the sultry beam, And wipe the latest tear away. The hart desires the cooling stream,
(L. M.) So to thy presence, Lord, I flee, So longs my soul, O God, for thee;
Sanctified Affliction. Athirst to taste thy living grace,
ORD! unafiicted, undismay'd, And see thy glory, face to face. 2 But rising griefs distress my soul,
But thou hast made me feel thy rol! And tears on tears successive roli;
And turn'd my soul to thee, my God. For many an evil voice is near,
2 What though it pierc'd my fainting To chide my wo, and mock my fear;
heart, And silent mem'ry weeps alone I bless thy hand that caus'd the smart; O’er hours of peace and gladness flown. It taught my tears awhile to flow, 3 For I have walk'd the happy round
But say'd me from eternal wo! That 'circles Zion's holy ground, 3 0, hadst thou left me unchastis'd, And gladly swell’d the choral lays, Thy precepts I had still despised, That hymn'd my great Redeemer's And still the snare in secret laid praise,
Had my unwary feet betray'd. What time the hallow'd arches rung
4 I love thy chast’nings, O my God, Responsive to the solemn song. They fix my hopes on thy abode; 4 Ah, why, by passing clouds opprest, Where, in thy presence fully blest, Should vexing thoughts distract thy Thy stricken saints for ever rest.
breast? Turn, turn to Him, in ev'ry pain,
HYMN 162. (II. 3.)
WHEN, streaming from the eastern A compassionate High Priest. Hebrews The morning light salutes mine eyes, iv. 15.
O Sun of righteousness divine, WHEN gath’ring clouds around 1 on me with beams of mercy shine ;
Chitse ile dark clouds of sin away, And days are dark, and friends are few, And turn iny darkness into day.
2 When to heaven's great and glorious 4 O’er earth, when shades of ev'ning
(L. M.) 3 As ev'ry day thy mercy spares
Morning Hymn. Will bring its trials and its cares; A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun O Saviour, till my life shall end, Be thou my counsellor and friend : Shake off dull sloth, and early rise Teach me thy precepts, all divine, To pay thy morning sacrifice. And be thy pure example mine. 2 Redeem thy mispent time that's past; 4 When pain transfixes ev'ry part, Live this day, as if 'twere thy last : Or languor settles at the heart; T'improve thy talents take due care; When on my bed, diseas'd, oppress'd, 'Gainst the great day thyself prepare. I turn, and sigh, and long for rest ; 3 Let all thy converse be sincere, O grent Physician ! see my grief, T'hy conscience as the noon-day clear; And grant thy servant sweet relief. Think how the all-seeing God, thy ways 5 Should poverty's destructive blow And all thy secret thoughts surveys. Lay all my worldly comforts low; 4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart, And neither help nor hope appear, And with the angels bear thy part; My steps to guide, my heart to cheer; Who all night long unwearied sing,
Lord, pity and supply my need, Glory to thee, eternal King. . For thou, on earli, wast poor indeed.
5 I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir ; 6 Should Providence profusely pour May your devotion ine inspire; Its varied blessings on my store; That I like you my age may spend, O keep me from the ills that wait Like you may on my God attend On such a seemning prosp'rous state:
6 May I like you in Cod delight, From hurtful passions set me free,
Have a!l day long my God in sight; And humbly may I walk with thee.
Perform like you my Maker's will: 7 When each day's scenes and labours O! may I never more do ill.
close, And weari'd nature seeks repose,
17 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept,
And hast refresh'd me while I slept :With pard’ning mercy richly bless'd,
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest : And, each morning sun shall rise,
I may of endless life partake. (wake, O lead me onward to the skies. 8 Lord, I my vows to thee renew; 8 And, at my life's last setting sun,
Scatter my sins as morning dew; My conflicts o'er, my labours done,
Guard my first spring of thought and Jesus, thy heavenly radiance shed,
And with thyself my spirit fill. (will, To cheer and bless my dying bed; 9 Direct, control, suggest this day, And, from death’s gloom my spirit raise, All I design, or do, or say, To see thy face and sing thy praise. That all my pow'rs, with all their might, HYMN 163.
In thy sole glory may unite. “ I have set God always before me.” 10 Praise God, from whom all blessings
Ps. xvi. 9.
Praise him above, y' angelic host;
HYMN 165. (L, M.) And wrapt in shades of death for me.
Morning: 2 On thee my waking raptures dwell, A RISE, my soul with rapture rise!
When crimson gleams the east adorn, And, fill'd with love and fear, adore Thee, victor of the grave and hell;
The awful Sov’reign of the skies, Thee, source of life's eternal morn. Whose mercy lends me one day more. 3 When noon her throne in light arrays, 2 And may this day, indulgcrit Power!
To thee, my soul triumphant springs; Not idly pass, nor fruitless be;
Thee, Lord of lords, and King of kings. Still nearer bring my sow to Thee!
3 But can it be that Power divine 2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, :
Is thron'd in light's unbounded blaze; The ills that I this day have done ; And countless worlds and angels join That with the world, myself, and thee,
To swell the glorious song of praise: I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 4 And will he deign to lend an ear, 3 Teach me to live, that I may dread
When I, poor abject mortal, pray? The grave as little as my bed; Yes, boundless goodness! he will hear, Teach me to die, that so I may
Nor cast the meanest wretch away. Triumphing rise at the last day. 5 Then let me serve thee all my days, 40 may my soul on thee repose, (close:
And may my zeal with years increase: And with sweet sleep mine eyelids For pleasunt, Lord, are all thy ways, Sleep, that may me more vig'rous inake, And all thy paths are paths of peace. To serve my God, when I awake. HYMN 166. (C. M.) 5 When in the night I sleepless lie, Morning.
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply: TO O thee let my first oftprings rise, Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
Whose sun creates the day, No powers of darkness me molest. Swift as his gladd’ning influence flies,
60 when shall I, in endless day, And spotless as his ray.
For ever chase dark sleep away, 2 This day, thy fav’ring hand be nigh, And hymns divine with angels sing So oft vouchsaf'd before ;
Glory to thee, eternal King ! Still may it lead, protect, supply,
7 Praise God, from whom all blessings And I that hand adore.
flow, 3 If bliss thy providence impart, Praise him, all creatures here below;
For which, resign'd, 1 pray, Praise him above, y'angelic host; Give ine to feel a cheerful heart, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. And grateful homage pay.
HYMN 169. 4 Affliction should thy love intend,
(L. M.) As vice or folly's cure,
Evening. Patient to gain that gracious end,
CREAT God! to thee my ev'ning song May I the means endure.
O let ihy mercy tune my tongue, 5 Be illis and every future day
And fill my heart with lively praise Still wiser than the past, And when I all my life survey,
2 My days unclouded as they pass, May grace sustain at last.
And ev'ry onward rolling hour,
Are monuments of wondrous grace, HYMN 167. (III. 1.) And witness to thy love and power. Morning:
3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched Now the shades of night are gone;
Too oft regardless of thy love, [heart, Lord, may we be thine to-day, .
Ungrateful, can from thee depart, Drive the shades of sin away.
And from the path of duty rove. 2 Fill our souls with heavenly light,
4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood Banish doubt and clear our sight;
of Christ, my Lord ; his name alono In thy service, Lord, to-day,
I plead for pardon, gracious God, May we labour, watch and pray. And kind acceptance at thy throne. 3 Keep our haughty passions bound; 5 With hope in him mine eyelids close, Save us from our foes around;
With sleep refresh my feeble frame; Going out and coming in
Safe in thy care may I repose, Keep us safe from ev'ry sin.
And wake with praises to thy Name 4 When our work of life is past,
(C. M.) O receive us then at last;
Evening. Niglit and sin will be no more,
OW from the altar of our hearts, When we reach the heavenly shore. Let flames of love arise ; HYMN 168
Assist us, Lord, to offer up
Our ev’ning sacrifice.
For all the blessings of the light: Have made up all this day ; keep me. O keep me, King of kings, Minutes came quick, but mercies were Vader thinc nyn Almighty wings. More swift, more free than they