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And> can such Rebels be restor'd?
Such Natures made Divine? Let Sinners fee thy Glory, Lord,
And feel this Power of thine.
We raise our Father's Name on high.
To bring rebellious Strangers nigh,
OG O.D, our Help in Ages past,
Under the shadow of thy Throne
Still may we dwell secure, Sufficient is thine Arm alone,
And our Defence is sure.
Before the Hills in order stood,
Or Earth receiv'd her Frame! From Everlasting thou art God,
To endless Years the fame.
.A thousand Ages in thy Sight,
Are like an Evening gone:
Before the rising Sun.
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The busy tribes of Flesh and Blood,
Are carry'd downward by the Flood,
Time, like an over-rolling Stream.
Bears all its Sons away: They fly, forgotten as a Dream
Dies at the opening Day.
O God, our Help in Ages past,
Be thou our Guard, while Life shall last,
STretch out thine Arm, eternal Lord,
Enlighten every blinded Eye,
While Truth thy Mind declares;
And while thy Wisdom makes her cry,
Awake, O God; convince of Sin
On those who Sleep secure, unclean,
Awaken all our slumb'ring Land,
Let stubborn Sinners be constraint
Make known thy everlasting Word,
Call all thy Exiles Home:
Bid every Sinner come.
MAY all our Pow'rs of Heart and Tongue
Angels that make Christ's Church their Care,
We'll sing thy Truth and Mercy, Lord!
The God of Heav'n maintains his State,
Amidst a thousand Snares, we stand
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Grace will eompleat what Grace begins,
CHEW thy Compassion, O our God,
Jesu, Redeemer of Mankind
Display thy saving Power!
And know their gracious Hour.
O ! would'st thou cast a pitying look,
(All Goodness as thou art,)
(Or my obdurate Heart.)
Who thee, beneath their Feet have trod, «
And Crucisy'd afresh;
And turn the Stone to Flesh.
Open their Eyes and Ears to fee
Thy Cross, to hear thy Cries; Sinner, thy Saviour Weeps for thee,
For thee he Weeps and Dies.
All All the Day long he meekly stands
His Rebels to receive, And shews hisWounds, and spreads his Hands,
And bids you turn and Live.
BEfore Jehovah's awful Throne,
His sovereign Power, without our aid,
We'll crowd thy Gates with thankful Songs,
Wide as the World is thy Command!
Then let us trust his Grace and Power,