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SEVENS. 29.

OLY Bible : book divine ! Precious treasure : thou art mine! Mine, to tell me whence I came ; Mine, to teach me what I am.

2 Mine, to chide me when I rove;
Mine, to show a Saviour's love .
Mine art thou to guide my feet,
Mine, to judge, condemn, acquit.

3 Mine, to comfort in distress,
If the Holy Spirit bless;
Mine, to show by living faith
Man can triumph over death.

4 Mine, to tell of joys to come,
And the rebel sinner's doom;
O thou precious book divine !
Precious treasure thou art mine !

Short. 30. WATTs

BEHOLD the morning sun

Begins his glorious way! His beams through all the nations run,

And light and life convey.

2. But where the gospel comes, It spreads diviner light!

It calls dead sinners from their tombs, And gives the blind thuir sight.

3 How perfect is thy word,
And all thy judgments just .

For ever sure thy promise, Lord,
And men securely trust.

4 I hearthy word with love,
And I would fain obey;

Send thy good Spirit from above,
To #. me, lest I stray.

5 My gracious God! how plain
Are thy directions given!

O may I never read in vain,
But learn my way to heaven!

CoMMon. 31. STENNETT

ET avarice from shore to shore Her favourite god pursue; Thy word, O Lord, we value more Than India or Peru.

2 The counsels of redeeming grace
Its sacred leaves unfold:

And here the Saviour's lovely face
Our raptured eyes behold.

3 Here light descending from above
Directs our doubtful feet:

Here promises of heavenly love
Our ardent wishes meet.

4 Our numerous griefs are here redrest, And all our wants supplied;

Naught we can ask to make us blest
Is in this book denied.

5 For these inestimable gains,
That so enrich the mind,

O may we search with eager pains,
Assured that we shall find.

THE SABBATH.

Long. 32. STENNETT.

ANOTHER six days' work is done,
Another sabbath is begun;

Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest—

Improve the day thy God has bless'd.

2 O, may our prayers and praises rise,
As grateful incense to the skies;
And draw from heaven that sweet repose,
Which none but he who feels it, knows.

3 This heavenly calm, within the breast,
Prepares for that eternal rest
Which for the sons of God remains,
The end of cares, the end of pains.

4 In holy duties let the day
In holy pleasures pass away;
How sweet a sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end:

CoMMON. 33. WATTs.

THIS is the day when Christ arose
So early from the dead;
Why should I keep my eyelids closed,
And waste my hours in bed!

2 This is the day when Jesus broke
The power of death and hell;

And shall I still wear Satan's yoke,
And love my sins so well!

3 To-day with pleasure Christians meet, To pray and F. thy word;

And I would go with cheerful feet
To learn thy will, O Lord.

4 I'll leave my sport to read and pray, And so prepare for heaven;

O may I love this blessed day
The best of all the seven.

Long. 34. TAYLOR.

THIS day belongs to God alone;
He chose the sabbath for his own;

And we must neither work nor play,

Because it is God's holy day.

2 "Tis well to have one day in seven,
That we may learn the way to heaven;
Then let us spend it as we should,
In serving God and growing good.

3 We ought, to-day, to learn and seek
What we may think of all the week;
And be the better every day,
For what we hear our teachers say.

4 And every sabbath should be pass'd
As if we knew it were our last :
What would the dying sinner give
To have one sabbath more to live

Long. 35.

Thus far we’re spared again to meet Before Jehovah's mercy seat;

To seek his face, to praise and pray,

And hail another sabbath day.

2 Let every tongue its silence break, Let every tongue his goodness speak,

Who deigns his glory to display

On each returning Sabbath day.

CoMMON. 36. S. WESLEY.

THE Lord,of sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the bless'd;
Who, joyful in harmonious lays,
Employ an endless rest.

2 Thus, Lord, while we remember thee, We bless'd and pious grow;

By hymns of praise we learn to be
Triumphant here below.

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