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4 The soul, a dreary province once

Of Satan's dark domain,
Feels a new empire form’d within,

And owns a heavenly reign.
5 The glorious orb, whose golden beams

The fruitful year control,
Since first, obedient to thy word,

He started from the goal,
6 Has cheer'd the nations with the joys

His orient rays impart;
But Jesus! 'tis thy light alone

Can shine upon the heart,

361. L.M.-God shining into the Heart. 2 Cor. iv. 6. 1 PRAISE to the Lord of boundless might,

With uncreated glories bright!
His

presence gilds the worlds above; The' unchanging source of light and love. 2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,

When in substantial darkness veil’d,
The shapeless chaos, nature's womb,

Lay buried in eternal gloom.
3 “ Let there be light,” Jehovah said,

And light o'er all its face was spread;
Nature, array'd in charms unknown,

Gay with its new-born lustre shone. 4 He sees the mind, when lost it lies

In shades of ignorance and vice;
And darts from heaven a vivid ray,

And changes midnight into day.
5 Shine, mighty God, with vigour shine,

On this benighted heart of mine;
And let thy glories stand reveal'd,
As in the Saviour's face beheld.

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6 My soul reviv'd by heaven-born day,

Thy radiant image shall display ;
While all my faculties unite
To praise the Lord, who gives me light.

362.
C.M.- The Christian's Life connected with that of Christ.

John xiv. 19.
1 THE covenant of a Saviour's love

Shall stand for ever good,
And thus his life shall guard the souls

He purchas'd with his blood.
2 " I live for ever,” saith the Lord,

“ And you shall therefore live;
“ Receive with pleasure every pledge

My power and love can give.
3 We own the promise, Prince of Grace;

Though earthly helpers die;
And animate our fainting hearts,

While Christ our friend is nigh. 4 The king of fears can do no more

Than stop our mortal breath;
But Jesus gives a nobler life,
That cannot yield to death.

363.

P.M.-Christ the Believer's Life.
1 A FOUNTAIN of Life and of Grace

In Christ, our Redeemer, we see;
For us who his offers embrace;

For all it is open and free:
Jehovah himself doth invite

To drink of his pleasures unknown;
The streams of immortal delight,

That flow from his heavenly throne. 2 As soon as in him we believe,

By faith of his Spirit we take:
And, freely forgiven, receive

The mercy for Jesus's sake!

We gain a pure drop of his love;

The life of eternity know;
Angelical happiness prove,
And witness a heaven below.

364.
C.M.- The hidden Life of a Christian.
1 O HAPPY soul, that lives on high,

While men lie grovelling here!
His hopes are fix'd above the sky,

And faith forbids his fear.
2 His conscience knows no secret stings,

While grace and joy combine
To form a life whose holy springs

Are hidden and divine.
3 He waits in secret on his God,

His God in secret sees;
Let earth be all in arms abroad,

He dwells in heavenly peace.
4 His pleasures rise from things unseen,

Beyond this world and time,
Where neither eyes nor ears have been,

Nor thoughts of mortals climb.
5 He wants no pomp nor royal throne

To raise his figure here;
Content and pleas d to live unknown,
Till Christ his life

appear.
6 He looks to heaven's eternal hills,

To meet that glorious day:
Dear Lord, how slow thy chariot wheels!
How long is thy delay.

365. C.M.-Christians, as risen with Christ, are to seek things above.

Col. jii. 1.
1 HEARKEN, ye children of

Ye heirs of glory hear;
For accents so divine as these
Might charm the dullest ear.

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your God;

2 Baptiz’d into your Saviour's death,

Your souls to sin must die;
With Christ your Lord ye live anew,

With Christ ascend on high.
3 There at his Father's hand he sits

Enthron'd divinely fair,
Yet owns himself your brother still,
And
your

forerunner there.
4 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise

On wings of faith and love;
Jesus, your choicest treasure lies,

And be your hearts above.
5 But earth and sin will drag us down

When we attempt to fly;
Lord, send thy strong attractive force

To raise and fix us high,

366. L.M. - Light shining in Darkness. Ex. x 23. 1 WHILE Egypt lies enwrapt in night,

And horror reigns in every mind, Where Israel dwells, there wondrous light Diffuses

peace and joy refin'd. 2 So grace shall round the righteous shine,

In tents of poverty and wo;
While all the powers of wrath combine,

To lay their proud oppressors low.
3 Though all the world in darkness lies,

Where'er his ransom'd sons may rest, The Sun of Righteousness shall rise,

In all his richest glory drest. 4 Through every scene of suffering here,

His light and comfort shall prevail; Nor can our faith admit a fear,

Should all the springs of nature fail.

367.

P.M.- Divine Love. 1 O LOVE Divine, how sweet thou art! When shall I find my willing heart

All taken up by thee?
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,

The love of Christ to me. 2 Stronger his love than death and hell; Its riches are unsearchable:

The first-born sons of light
Desire in vain its depth to see;
They cannot reach the mystery,

The length, and breadth, and height. 3 God only knows the love of God: O that it now were shed abroad

In this poor stony heart:
For love I sigh, for love I pine;
This only portion, Lord, be mine!

Be mine this better part.
4 O that I could for ever sit
With Mary at the Master's feet!

Be this my happy choice:
My only care, delight, and bliss,
My joy, my heaven on earth be this,

To hear the Bridegroom's voice. 5 O that, with humbled Peter, I Could weep, believe, and thrice reply,

-My faithfulness to prove;
Thou know'st, for all to thee is known,
Thou know'st, O Lord, and thou alone,

Thou know'st that thee I love.
6 O that I could, with favour'd John,
Recline my weary head upon

The dear Redeemer's breast!
From care, and sin, and sorrow free,
Give me, O Lord, to find in thee

My everlasting rest.

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