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Attend upon the Lord. 1 Cor. vii. 36.
Thy presence, gracious Lord, afford,
Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
To each, thy sacred word apply,
Father, in us thy Son reveal;
I am the way, and the truth, and the life. John xiv. 6.
Thou art the Way—to thee alone
And he who would the Father seek,
Thou art the Truth—thy word alone
True wisdom can impart; Thou only canst instruct the mind,
And purify the heart.
Thou art the Life—the rending tomb
And those who put their trust in thee,
Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life,
That Truth to keep, that Life to win,
There remaineth a rest. Heb. It. 9.
There is a land of pure delight,
Infinite day excludes the night,
There everlasting spring abides,
Death, like a narrow sea, divides
O! could we but our doubts remove,
And see the Canaan that we love,
Could we but climb where Moses stood,
Not Jordan's waves, nor death's cold flood) Should fright us from the shore.
We must all appear. 2 Cor. v. 10.
Thou Judge of quick and dead!
Before whose awful bar, With holy joy, or guilty fear,
We all must soon appear.
Our souls by grace prepare,
And fill us now with watchful care,
To pray and wait the hour,
That awful hour unknown;
When rob'd in majesty and pow'r,
Thou shalt from heav'n come down.
Oh! may we then be found,
Obedient to thy word;
Which marks thy coming, Lord!
The only wise God. Jude 24.
To God, the only wise,
Our Saviour, and our King; Let all the saints below the skies,
Their humble praises bring.
'Tis his almighty love,
'Tis his protecting care, That brings down blessings from above,
And saves from ev'ry snare.
He does our souls defend,
And chase our fears away;
He will preserve us to the end,
Then all the ransom" d race,
Assembled round the throne;
Shall bless the guidance of his grace,