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Nor shrink thy harshest truths t unfold,
But more than meet the gatb'ring storm. 3 Adverse to earth's rebellious throng,
Still may I turn my fearless face;
And steadfast as a wall of brass.
Then let, or men, or fiends assail; Strong in thy strength, I'll stand a tow'r, Impregnable to earth or hell.
Hymn 216. C. M. Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know mine hand, and my might. Jer. xvi. 21.
BEFORE PREACHING. 1 ONG
NCE more we come before our God,
Once more his blessing ask: O may not duty seen a load,
Nor worship prove a task.
Froin heaven, in Jesu's vame,
Aud put our souls in frame.
Each in an honest heart;
And never with it part.
To each thy blessings suit;
Produce a copious fruit.
Hymn 217. C. M. Nevertheless I am not ashamed. 2 Tim. j. 12. 1
I'Momotaefend his cause;
"M not asham'd to own ipy Lord, Maintain the honour of his word,
The glory of his cross.
His name is all my trust;
Nor let iny hope be lost.
And he can well secure
Till the decisive hour.
Before his Father's face;
Hymn 218. P. M.
Who on thy servant's side hast stood,
The fock receiv'd from thee.
Thy most distinguish'd care;
Preserve for ever there.
ON THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation
of our God. Isa. lii. 10. Having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto
them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. Rev. xiv. 6.
Hymn 219. L. M.
Isaiah lxii. 1.
Of every soul that cleaves to thee, The troubles for thy sake they seel,
Their eager hopes thy house to see. 2 Their vows to cry and never rest,
Till thou art in thy church ador'd, And dweil'st in every faithful breast,
And count them worthy of their Lord, 3 We too the joyful sound have heard,
That God is coming to his place; Ilere in this wilderness prepar'd,
Our Lord his ruin'd church shall raise. 4 For this our willing soul shall go,
And lowly at his footstool lie,
There for a glorious temple cry.
Tby praise their happy lives employ; The saints in thee their all possess,
And shout the sons of God for joy.
8. Renew'd and sanctified by grace,
The pillars shall no more remove;
Hymn 220. P. M.
So mightily grew the word of God. Acts xix. 20.
EE how great a flame aspires,
Kindled by a spark of grace !
Sets the kingdoms in a blaze :
Kindled in some bearts it is:
All partake the glorious bliss !"
Small and fecble was his day:
Now it winds its wid'ning way:
Ever mighty to prevail ;
Shakes the trembling gates of hell.
He the door hath open'd wide :
Jesu's word is glorified !
He alone the work bath wrought;
4 Saw ye uot the cloud arise,
Little ás a humav hand ? Now it spreads along the skies,
Hangs o'er all the thirsty land. Lo! the promise for a show'r
Drops already from above; But the Lord will shortly pour
All the Spirit of his love!
Hymn 221. L. M.
Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion;
for the time to furour her is come. Psalm cii. 13. VOR lo! the Lord a seed hath chose,
His grace and glory to display ;
Whoe'er the gospel call obey 2 Zion, he saith, my rest shall be;
The faithful shall my presence feel : I lovg for all who lorg for ne,
And will in them for ever dwell. 3 I will increase their gracious störe;
My Zion every moment feed,
And fill their souls with living bread. 4 With garments of salvation deck
Her priests, and clothe with robes of praise. Her saints their joy aloud shall speak,
And shout my all-sufficient grace.