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Lest I should be cut f to-day,
CoMMON. 121. TAYLOR.
A SAD and sinful world is this,
2 Here all our pleasures soon are past,
But pleasures there for ever last,
3 Here many a pain and bitter groan
But pain and sickness are not known,
4 Here sins and sorrows we deplore,
But there the mourners weep no more,
5 Our dearest friends, when death shall call.
HERE is a land above
2 There sin is known no more,
There good and happy beings dwell,
CoMMON. 123. TAYLOR.
THERE is a glorious world of light
2 And hark! amid the sacred songs
Ten thousand thousand infant tongues
3 Those are the hymns that we shall know
That is the place where we shall go,
4 This is the joy we ought to seek, And make our chief concern;
*or this we come, from week to week, To read, and hear, and learn.
Warious SUBJECTS AND OCCASIons. 95
5 Soon will our earthly race be run,
Children and teachers, one by one,
6 Great God! impress the serious thought This day on every breast;
That both the teachers and the taught
WARIOUS SUBJECTS AND OCCASIONS EIGHTS AND SixEs 124. WESLEY.
E it my only wisdom here
2 O may I still from sin depart;
REAT God! behold, before thy throne
Thy face we seek, thy name we own,
2 Thy Holy Spirit's aid impart,
Make us sincere, and let each heart
3 O let thy grace our souls renew,
Teach us thy will to know and do,
CoMMon. 126. MonTGOMERY.
HEN Jesus test his Father's throne,
2 Like him may we be found below,
Like him in grace and knowledge grow,
3 Sweet were his words, and kind his look, When mothers round him press'd;
Their infants in his arms he took,
4 Safe from the world's alluring charms, Beneath his watchful eye,
Thus in the circle of his arms
Long. 127. WESLEY.
HAPPY the child who finds the grace, The blessings of God's chosen race,
The wisdom coming from above,
The faith that sweetly works by love.
2 Happy, beyond description, he
3 Wisdom divine ! Who tells the price
4 Her hands are fill'd with length of days,
5. To purest joys she all invites,
6 Hoppy the child who wisdom gains;
Thrice happy who his guest retains;
He owns, and shall for ever own,
Wisdom, and Christ, and Heaven are one.