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Hymn 273. L. M.
But holy men of God spake as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost. 2 Pet. i. 21. INSPIRER of the ancient seers,
Who wrote from thee the sacred page, The same through all succeeding years;
To us and our degenerate age : 2 While now thine oracles we read,
With earnest prayer and strong desire, O let the Spirit from thee proceed,
Our souls t' awaken and inspire. 3 Whene'er in error's path we rove,
The living God through sin forsake;
Convince and bring the wand'rers back, 4 The sacred lessons of thy grace,
Transmitted through thy word, repeat;
Hymn 274. L. M. But the Spirit giveth life. 2 Cor. iii. 6. 1 heart:
THE Spirit of thy word impart,
And guide us by the light of grace. 3. Deep wounded by the Spirit's sword,
And then by Gilead's balm restor'd;
3 Farpisb'd out of thy treasury,
To help the souls redeem'd by thee;
Hymn 275. C. M. And it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof for correction, for instruction in righteou
2 Tim. iii. 16. i T
THE counsels of redeeming grace,
Our raptur'd eyes behold.
Directs our doubtful feet;
Our ardent wishes meet. 3 Our numerous griefs are here redress'd,
And all our wants supplied :
Is in this book denied.
That so enrich the mind;
Hymn 276. C. M. The laro of thy mouth is better unto me that thousands of gold and silver. Ps. cxix. 72.
ATHER of mercies, in thy word
For ever be thy namo ador'd
For these celestial liues. * 2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exbaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind. 3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows;
And yields a free repast ; Sublimer sweets than nature knows,.
Invite the longing taste.
4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice,
Spreads heavenly peace around;
Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be
My ever-dear delight;
And still increasing light.
Be thou for ever near ;
And view my Saviour there.
TEMPTATION AND AFFLICTION.
Ye are they which have continued with me in
my temptations. Luke xxii. 28.
And that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts xiv, 22.
Hymn 277. P. M.
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the
lions' mouths. Dan. vi. 22. LOD of Daniel, hear my prayer, Stop the lion's mouth, and bear
Me safe out of his den :
Earth, and hell, and nature join;
This helpless soul of mine.
2 No way to escape I see,
The sure approaching death:
Out of the lion's teeth:
In the dungeon of despair;
O God of Daniel, hear!
In me thy power display:
The lion of his prey.
"Angel of the covenant,
Jesus, mighty to retrieve, Let him to ny help be sent:
In Jesus I believe. 4 Save me for thine own great name,
That all the world niay know Daniel's God is still the same,
Aud reigns supreme below:
Spread his glorious pame abroad:
Hymn 278. L. M.
at the house of God. 1 Pet. iv. 17. "O !
Judgment is at thy house begun! With humble awe thy rod we bear,
And guilty in thy sight appear.
And still for mercy, mercy pray!
Unfaithful stewards of thy grace.
But basely from thy statutes rov'd;
And sinn'd against the clearest light. 4 Yet do not drive us from thy face,
A stiff-neck'd and hard-bearted race :