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312. C.M.--Faith's Review and Expectation. 1 Chron. xvii, 16, 17. 1 AMAZING grace! (how sweet the sound!)

That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see. 2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And

grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,

The hour I first believed! 3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

I have already come:
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promis’d good to me,

His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures. 5 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.
6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine;
But God who call'd me here below,

Will be for ever mine.

313.
C.M.- The Fear of God. Prov. xiv. 26.
1 HAPPY, beyond description, he

Who fears the Lord his God;
Who hears his threats with holy awe,

And trembles at his rod.
2 Fear, sacred passion, ever dwells,

With its fair partner, love;
Blending their beauties, both proclaim

Their source is from above.

3 Let terrors fright the' unwilling slave,

The child with joy appears;
Cheerful he does his father's will,

And loves as much as fears.
4 Let fear and love, most holy God!

Possess this soul of mine,
Then shall I worship thee aright,

And taste thy joys divine.

314. C.M.- Being in the Fear of God all the day long. Prov. xxiii. 17. 1 THRICE happy souls, who born from heaven,

While yet they sojourn here, Thus all their days with God begin,

And spend them in his fear. 2 So may our eyes with holy zeal

Prevent the dawning day; And turn the sacred pages o'er,

And praise thy name and pray.
3 'Midst hourly cares may love present

Its incense to thy throne;
And, while the world our hands employs,

Our hearts be thine alone. 4 As sanctified to noblest ends

Be each refreshment sought, And by each various providence

Some wise instruction brought. 5 When to laborious duties call'd,

Or by temptations tried,
We'll seek the shelter of thy wings,

And in thy strength confide.
6 As different scenes of light arise,

Our grateful hearts would be With thee, amidst the social band,

In solitude with thee.

7 At night we lean our weary heads

On thy paternal breast;
And, safely folded in thine arms,

Resign our powers to rest.
8 In solid, pure delights, like these,

Let all my days be past;
Nor shall I then impatient wish,
Nor shall I fear the last.

315.
L.M.- Forbearance, Meekness, and Kindness.
1 JESUS, my Saviour, let me be

More perfectly conform’d to thee;
Implant each grace, each sin dethrone,

And form my temper like thine own. 2 My foe, when hungry, let me feed,

Share in his grief, supply his need;
The haughty frown may I not fear,

But with a lowly meekness bear.
3 Let the envenom'd heart and tongue,

The hand outstretch'd to do me wrong,
Excite no feelings in my breast,

But such as Jesus once express d. 4 To others let me always give,

What I from others would receive;
Good deeds for evil ones return,

Nor, when provok’d, with anger burn.
5 This will proclaim how bright and fair,

The precepts of the gospel are;
And God himself, the God of love,
His own resemblance will approve.

316.
L.M.-God's gracious approbation of a religious care of our

Families. Gen xviii. 19. 1 FATHER of men, thy care we bless,

Which crowns our families with peace, From thee they sprung, and by thy hand Their root and branches are sustain'd.

2 To God, most worthy to be prais’d,

Be our domestic altars rais’d,
Who, Lord of heaven, scorns not to dwell

With saints in their obscurest cell. 3 To thee may each united house,

Morning and night present its vows;
Our servants there, and rising race

Be taught thy precepts and thy grace. 4 O may each future age proclaim

The honours of thy glorious name,
While pleas’d and thankful, we remove
To join the family above.

317.

C.M.-Sovereignty and Grace.
1 THE Lord! how fearful is his name!

How wide is his command!
Nature, with all her moving frame,

Rests on his mighty hand.
2 Immortal glory forms his throne,

And light his awful robe;
While with a smile, or with a frown,

He manages the globe.
3 A word of his almighty breath

Can swell or sink the seas;
Build the vast empires of the earth,

Or break them as he please. 4 Adoring angels round him fall,

In all their shining forms, His sovereign eye looks through them all,

And pities mortal worms.
5 His bowels to our worthless race,

In sweet compassion move;
He clothes his looks with softest grace,

And takes his title, Love.

6 Now, let the Lord for ever reign,

And sway us as he will,
Sick, or in health, in ease, or pain,

We are his favourites still,
7 No more shall peevish passion rise,

The tongue no more complain;
'Tis sovereign love that lends our joys,
And love resumes again.

318.
S.M.-Sılvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5.
1 GRACE! 'tis a charming sound,

Harmonious to my ear;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear. 2

Grace first contriv'd a way

To save rebellious man,
And all the steps that grace display,

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught my wandering feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God. 4

Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

319. L.M.- The Riches of pardoning Grace celebrated. Isa, xliv. 22. 1 LET heaven burst forth into a song;

Let earth reflect the joyful sound;
Ye mountains, with the echo ring,

And shout, ye forests, all around. 2 The Lord his Israel hath redeem'd,

Hath made his mourning people glad,
And the rich glories of his name

In their salvation hath display'd.

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