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Ministry, character, &c. 213,214.

213. C. M. WATTs. John the Herald of Christ.

1 John was the prophet of the Lord
To go before his face;
The herald which the Prince of Peace
Sent to prepare his ways.

2 : Behold the Lamb of God,” he cries,
‘That takes our guilt away;
I saw the Spirit o'er his hea
On his baptizing day.
3 ‘Be every vale exalted high,
Sink every mountain low ;
The proud must stoop, and humble souls
Shall his salvation know.

4 : The heathen realms with Israel's land
Shall join in sweet accord;
And all that's born of man shall see
The glory of the Lord.

5 “Behold the Morning Star arise,
Ye that in darkness sit;
He marks the path that leads to peace,
And guides our doubtful feet.’

214. L. M. Bow RINo. Christ teaching the People.

1 How sweetly flowed the gospel's sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
When listening thousands gathered round;
And joy and reverence filled the place.

2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,
To heaven he led his followers' way;
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke,
Unveiling an immortal day. 185

3 ‘Come, wanderers, to my Father's home,
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest!”
Yes, sacred teacher, we will come,
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest.

4 Decay, then, tenements of dust!
Pillars of earthly pride, decay!
A nobler mansion waits the just,
And Jesus has prepared the way.

215. L. M. Anonymous. Christ's Character.

1 WITH warm delight and grateful joy
Let all our best affections move,
When we on Christ our thoughts employ, -
On him, whom, though unseen, we love.

2 How bright a pattern, and how pure,
Hath he in all things kindly given,
To make our path of duty sure,
And guide our wandering steps to heaven!

3 What constancy, what pious zeal,
To do his heavenly Father's will,
His law and mercy to reveal,
And his all-gracious plans fulfill

4. In all, with gratitude we view
The steady purpose of his soul
Our worldly passions to subdue,
And all the powers of sin control.

5 Father of all! his God and ours! Accept the humble, joyful praise, *. with our soul's united powers,. For thy rich grace through him, we raise.

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216. - C. M. The Same.

1 BEHold, where in a mortal form Appears each grace divine ! The virtues, all in Jesus met, With mildest radiance shine.

2 To spread the rays of heavenly light, To give the mourner joy; Too lad tidings to the poor, as his divine employ. 3 Midst keen reproach and cruel scorn Patient and meek he stood! His foes, ungrateful, sought his life; He labored for their good.

4. To God he left his righteous cause,
And still his task pursued;
While humble prayer and holy faith
His fainting strength renewed.
5 In the last hour of deep distress,
Before his Father’s throne,
With soul resigned, he bowed, and said,
‘Thy will, not mine, be done!’
6 Be Christ our pattern and our guide!
His image may we bear!
O may we tread his holy steps,
His joy and glory share :


217. L. M.
*See how he loved.”

1 SEE how he loved ' ' exclaimed the Jews,
As tender tears from Jesus fell;
My grateful heart the thought pursues,
And on the theme delights to wo.

Arron YMoUs.

2 See how he loved, -who travelled on
Teaching the doctrine from the skies;
Who bade disease and pain be gone,
And called the sleeping dead to rise.
3 See how he loved,—who, firm yet mild,
Patient endured the scoffing tongue;
Though oft provoked, he ne'er reviled,
Nor did his greatest foe a wrong.
4 See how he loved,—who never shrank
From toil or danger, pain or death;
Who all the cup of sorrow drank,
And meekly yielded up his breath.
5 See how he loved, – who died for man,
Who labored thus, and thus endured,
To finish all the gracious plan
Which life and heaven to man secured.
6 Such love can we unmoved survey st
O may our breasts with ardor glow
To tread his steps, his laws obey,
And thus our warm affections show !

218. C. M. ANoNYMoUs. Christ’s JMiracles. 1 JESUS, and didst thou condescend, When veiled in human clay, To heal the sick, the lame, the blind, And drive disease away ? 2 Didst thou regard the beggar's cry, And give the blind to see 1- " . Jesus, thou son of David, hear — Have mercy, too, on me! 3 And didst thou pity mortal woe, And sight * health restore ?O pity, Lord, and save my soul, ¥ch needs thy mercy more!

4 Didst thou thy trembling servant raise,

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".d 219. L. M. BUTCHER. o j The Same.

o 1 WHAT works of wisdom, power, and love, death; Do Jesus' high commission prove,

rank Attest his heaven-derived claim,

ai. And glorify his Father's name!

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4 The shattered mind his word restores, And tunes afresh the mental powers; Arooroo - The dead revive, to life return, - And bid affection cease to mourn. 5 Canst thou, my soul, these wonders trace,

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