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Before him, on the mountains,
And righteousness in fountains
3 For him shall prayer unceasing,
CoMMON. 210. SIGourney.
O THOU, who dwellest in the heavens,
2 Did'st for our many daily wants
And grant us friends and parents dear
3 When sickness smote our feeble frames, Did'st take away our pain,
And e'en when others sought the grave,
4 And bade the lamp of knowledge shine With radiance full and free,
And sent thy holy Book to show
5 O! give us good and grateful hearts Thy mercy to endure,
And take our spirits, when we die,
Where they can praise thee more.
CoMMON. 211. EDMEston.
W HILE o another rolling year,
2 His mercy loads each passing hour
And gives us, as our wants return,
3 Our lives, our health, and all we have, Our parents and our friends,
Are all among the bounteous store
4 Yet the rich treasures of his grace Are better far than they ;
0 let us from our inmost hearts For these best blessings pray.
LoNG. 212. WESLEY.
PASS a few swiftly fleeting years,
And all that now in bodies live,
Shall quit, like me, the vale of tears Their righteous sentence to receive.
2. But all, before they hence remove, May mansions for themselves prepare,
In that eternal house above,
Sevens AND Sixes. 213. HEBER.
FRQM Greenland's icy mountains,
2. What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle;
Though every prospect pleases,
And only man is vile:
n vain with lavish kindness
The heathen in his blindness
3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted
THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
2 The rolling sun, the changing light, And nights and days, thy power confess'
But the blest volume thou hast writ,
3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise Round the whole earth, and never stand;
So when thy truth began its race,
4 Nor shall the spreading gospel rest,
Till Christ has all the nations blest
5 Great Sun of righteousness arise, Bless the dark world with heavenly light:
Thy gospel makes the simple wise; Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.
SEVENS. 215. MARSDEN.
O, ye messengers of God,
2. Where the golden gates of day
Wide the bleeding cross display,
3 Visit ev'ry heathen soil,
Bid each dreaty region shine,