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9 Baptiz'd with her renewing fire,
May we the crown of glory gain;
P.M.—The Pleasures of Religion. 1 'TIS religion that can give
Sweetest pleasures while we live;
Solid comfort when we die. 2 After death its joys will be
Lasting as eternity:
345. C.M.—“ Good Hope through Grace." 2 Thess, ii. 16. 1 COME, humble souls; ye mourners, come;
And wipe away your tears; Adieu to all your sad complaints,
Your sorrows and your fears.
The Saviour's dying love;
In loftier strains, above.
To dearer names descends; Calls you his treasure and his joy,
His children and his friends.
Pronounce a name so dear?
Delight my listening ear.
His bounteous hands bestow; And thanks eternal, for that love
Whence all those comforts flow.
1 Sam. xxx. 6.
6 For ever let my grateful heart
His boundless grace adore,
And bids me hope for more.
Let thy sweet glories shine,
346. L.M.-Hope encouraged by a View of the Divine Perfections. 1 WHY sinks my weak desponding mind?
Why heaves my heart the anxious sigh? Can sovereign goodness be unkind?
Am I not safe if God is nigh? 2 He holds all nature in his hand!
That gracious hand on which I live,
And has immortal joys to give.
On him alone my hopes recline; The wondrous glories of his name,
How wide they spread, how bright they shine! 4 Infinite wisdom, boundless power!
Unchanging faithfulness and love!
And basely cleav'd to earth; I wanted spirit to renounce
The clod that gave me birth.
And sent me from above
The wings of joy and love.
3 With these to Pisgah's top I fly,
And there delighted stand, To view, beneath a shining sky,
The spacious promis'd land. 4 The Lord of all the vast domain
Has promis'd it to me: The length and breadth of all the plain,
As far as faith can see.
To thee for help I call,
Oh save me, lest I fall.
My strength is not my own;
And none shall cast me down.
P.M.- The Child.
Make me teachable and mild,
Make me as a weaned child:
Pleas'd with all that pleases thee. 2 What thou shalt to-day provide,
Let me as a child receive;
Calmly to thy wisdom leave:
Why should I the burden bear? 3 As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own;
Fears to stir a step alone;
4 Thus preserv'd from Satan's wiles,
Safe from dangers, free from fears,
Till the promis'd hour appears,
349. P.M.- For Humility and Simplicity of Soul. Isa, xxviii. 9. 1 LORD, that I may learn of thee,
Give me true simplicity;
Willing thee alone to know.
Docile, helpless as a child;
Only walking in thy might.
God of truth and righteousness;
350. S.M.- The Meek beautified with Salvation. Ps. cxlix. 4. 1 YE humble souls rejoice,
And cheerful triumphs sing; Wake all your harmony of voice,
For Jesus is your King.
Whom here your souls have known, ,
for his own. 3 He brings salvation near,
For which his blood was paid;
Thus sumptuously array'd!
4 Salvation, Lord, is thine,
And all thy saints confess,
351. C.M.-" The Joy of the Lord is your strength.” Neh. viii. 10. | JOY is a fruit that will not grow
In nature's barren soil;
Is vanity and toil.
And made his glories known,
Are found, and there alone.
A sense of pardoning love,
Give joys like those above.
To know that God is mine,
And sanctify the mind,
And leave the world behind.
But if you are the Lord's,
Maintains his universal state;