« AnteriorContinuar »
8. The flowers that spring along the road
We scarcely stoop to pluck; We walk o'er beds of shining ore,
Nor waste one wishful look.
We bear the cross he bore;
His temples pierced before.
4. Here would I learn how Christ has died
To save my soul from hell;
Such heavenly wonders tell.
And take a fresh delight
666. Heaven invisible and holy. [lly. 52. / 668. A Harvest
A Harvest Hymn. (Hy. 642. 1. Nor eve hath seen, nor ear hath heard, | 1. To praise the ever-bounteous Lord, Nor sense nor reason known,
My soul, wake all thy powers :
He calls, and at his voice come forth
The smiling harvest hours. 2. But the good Spirit of the Lord
2. His covenant with the earth he keeps ; Reveals a heaven to come;
My tongue, his goodness sing; The beams of glory in his word
Summer and winter know their time, Allure and guide us home.
His harvest crowns the spring. 3. Pure are the joys above the sky,
3. Well pleased the laborers behold And all the region peace;
The waving yellow crop; No wanton lips, nor envious eye,
With joy they hear the sheaves away, Can see or taste the bliss.
And sow again in hope. 4. Those holy gates forever bar
4. Thus teach me, gracious God, to sow Pollution, sin, and share:
The seeds of righteousness: None shall obtain admittance there,
Smile on my soul, and with thy beams But followers of the Lamb.
The ripening harvest bless. 6. He keeps the Father's book of life; There all their names are found;
669. Morning and Evening. [Uy. 682. The hypocrite in vain shall strive
1. Hosanna, with a cheerful sound, To tread the heavenly ground.
To God's upholding hand;
Ten thousand spares attend us round, 667. The Saints Pilgrimage. [Hy. 589. And yet secure we stand. 1. Great God! with wonder and with praise 2. That was a most amazing power, On all thy works I look;
That raised us with a word; But still thy wigilom, power, and grace, And every day, and every hour, Shine brightest in thy book.
We lean upon the Lord. 2. The stars that in their courses roll
3. The evening rests our weary bead, Have much instruction given;
And angels guard the room;
We wake, and we admire the bed,
That was not made our tomb. 3. The fields provide me food, and show 4. God is our sun, whose daily light The goodness of the Lord;
Our joy and safety brings :
Our feeble flesh lies safe at night
Beneath his sbady wings.
Where there are works to make him known, Or saints to love the
670. The Saviour eralted. [lly, 140.2. The words of his extensive love 1. He, who on earth as man was known,
From age to age endure;
The angel of the covenant proves,
And seals the blessing sure.
3. Jesus the ancient faith confirms, 2. His hands the wheels of nature guide
To our great fathers given;
He takes young children to his arms, And countless worlds, extended wide,
And calls them heirs of heaven.
4. Our God, how faithful are his ways! 8. While harps unnumbered sound his praise
His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of his grace,
Blots out the children's name. And glory in his love. 4. When troubles, like a burning sun,
“Suffer little Children." Hy. 589, Beat heavy on their head;
1. See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand, To this almighty rock they run,
With all-engaging charms;
Hark! how he calls the tender lambs, 6. How glorious he-how happy they,
And folds them in his arms !
| 2. “Permit them to approach,' he cries, And crowns them at the end.
“Nor scorn their humble name;
It was to bless such souls as these 671. Covenant with Abraham. [ly. 538. The Lord of angels came.” 1. How large the promise, how divine, 3. We bring them, Lord, with fervent prayer, To Abra'm and his seed
And yield them up to thee; “I'll be a God to thee and thine,
Joyful that we ourselves are thine,
Thine let our offspring be!
4. If orphans they are left behind, | 2. Sweet to look inward, and attend
The whispers of his love ;
Where Jesus pleads above. 678. The faithful Covenant. [Hy541. 3. Sweet on his faithfulness to rest,
Whose love can never end; - O Lord, thy covenant is sure
Sweet on his covenant of grace,
For all things to depend.
4. Sweet in the confidence of faith, 2. In thee our fathers put their trust;
To trust his firm decrees;
Sweet to lie passive in his hands,
And know no will but bis.
5. If such the sweetness of the streams, 3. Heirs to their faith, their hope, their prayers, What must the fountain be, We the same path pursue:
Where saints and angels draw their bliss Entail the blessing to our heirs;
Immediately from thee?
Evening Hymn. (Hy. 694. 1. How deep and tranquil is the joy
1. Dreap Sovereign, let my evening song Which thou hast kindly given
Like holy incense rise;
To reach the lofty skies. 2. T is in the silence of the shade
2. Through all the dangers of the day My sober thoughts begin,
Thy band was still my guard,
And still to drive my wants away
Thy mercy stood prepared.
3. Perpetual blessings from above The stillness of this hour expels
Encompass me around,
But Oh, how few returns of love
Hath my Creator found! 4. Far, far above all mortal things I walk with God alone;
4. What have I done for him that died And while he names celestial joys,
To save my wretched soul ?
How are my follies multiplied, 6. Then let the noisy world pursue
Fast as the minutes roll!
6. Lord, with this guilty heart of mine,
To thy dear cross I flee,
And to thy grace my soul resign, 675.
To be renewed by thee. Comfort in Sickness. [Hy. 666. 1, WHEN languor and disease invade 6. Sprinkled afresh with pardoning blood, This trembling house of clay,
I lay me down to rest,
As in th'embraces of my God,
Or on my Saviour's breast.
Let God the Fa-ther and the Son, And Spi - rit be
adored, Where there are
works to make him known, Or saints to love the Lord, Or saints to love the Lord.
677. God's Providence. [Ps. 36. iv.1 3. The swelling floods tumultuous rise1. ABOVE these heavens' created rounds,
The angry tempests roar,
Lift their proud billows to the skies,
And lash the trembling shore.
4. The Lord, the mighty God on high, 2. Safety to man thy goodness brings,
Controls the raging seas;
He speaks -and noise and tempests fly; Beneath the shadow of thy wings
The waves sink down in peace.
6. Thy sovereign laws are ever sure;
And, Lord, thy people should be pure, Perpetual springs of life shall flow,
And in thine image shine. And raise our pleasures high. 4. Though all created light decay,
679. Resurrection of Christ. Hy. 36. And death close up our eyes, Thy presence makes eternal day,
1. Again the Lord of life and light Where clouds can never rise.
Awakes the kindling ray,
Unseals the eyelids of the morn, 678. God Eternal and Almighty. Ps. 93. ii. And pours increasing day. 1. The Lord, the God of glory, reigns,
2. O what a night was that which wrapt In majesty arrayed;
A guilty world in gloom!
O what a sun, which broke this day.
Triumphant from the tomb! 2. Ere rolling worlds began to move, 3. The powers of darkness leagued in vain, Or skies were stretched abroad,
To bind our Lord in death; Thine awful throne was fixed above,
He shook their kingdom when he fell, Thou everlasting God.
By his espiring breath.
4. And now his conquering chariot wheels 1 3. Bebold his patience, bearing long Ascend the lofty skies ;
With those who from him rove; Broken beneath his powerful cross,
Till mighty grace their hearts subdues, Death's iron scepter lies.
To teach them—“God is love." 5. This day be grateful homage paid, 4. O may we all, while here below, And loud hosannas sung :
This best of blessings prove; Let gladness dwell in every heart,
Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds, And praise on every tongue.
Proclaim that “God is love.”
(Hy. 76. Which scatters blessings from its wings 1. Amid the splendors of thy state, On nations yet unborn.
My God, thy love appears,
With the soft radiance of the moon 680. God's Power and Majesty. [Hy. 62. Among a thousand stars. 1. The Lord, our God, is full of might, | 2. Sinni, in clouds, and smoke and fire, The winds obey his will ;
Thunders thy dreadful name; He speaks. and, in his heavenly height, But Zion sings, in melting notes, The rolling sun stands still.
The honors of the Lamb. 2. Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land
3. In all thy doctrines and commands, With threatening aspect roar;
Thy counsels and designs The Lord uplifts his awful hand,
In every work thy hands have framed, And chains you to the shore.
Thy love supremely shines. 3. Howl, win is of night, your force combine;' 4. Angels and men the news proclaim Without his high behest,
Through earth and heaven above,
The joyful and transporting news,
That God, the Lord, is love.
683. Praise to Christ. [Hy. 125. He yokes the whirlwind to his car,
1. To our Redeemer's glorious name And sweeps the howling skies.
Awake the sacred song; 5. Ye nations, bend-in reverence bend; O may his love-immortal flameYe monarchs, wait his nod,
Tune every heart and tongue. And bid the choral song ascend
2. For us he left his throne on high, To celebrate your God.
Left the bright realms of bliss,
And came on earth to bleed and die681. God 13 Love.
[lly. 75. Was ever love like this? 1. Come, ye that know and fear the Lord, 13. Dear Lord, while we adoring pay And raise your thoughts above:
Our humble thanks to thee,
May every heart with rapture say,
· The Saviour died for me."
Fill every heart and tongue, Jesus, the gift of gifts appears,
Till strangers love thy charming name, To show that “God is love."
And join the sacred song.