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L. M.— Holiness desired.
Whilst I my numerous sins confess :
Nor let a single spot remain.
I'll spread thy glories far and wide;
Where is thy substance found ?
Of earth's capacious round. 2 Religion's sacred lamp alone,
Unerring points the way,
With unpolluted ray.
Beyond the starry skies,
356. C. M.-“ Although the fig-tree shall not blossom--yet I will rejoice in
the Lord." Hab. üi. 17, 18.
Extend her desolating reign;
Nor autumn swell the fruitful grain ;
Around their famish'd master die;
3 Amid the dark, the dreadful scene,
If I can say, The Lord is mine!
And glory dawn, though life decline. 4 The God of my salvation lives;
My nobler life he will sustain :
Nor shall my glorious hope be vain.
Though every earthly comfort die;
And raise my sacred pleasures high. 6 Oh! let me hear thy blissful voice
Inspiring life and joys divine :
Early to thee my soul shall cry ;
A thirsty land, whose springs are dry. 2 Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,
head, 3 Better than life itself thy love,
Dearer than all beside to me;
Or what on earth compar'd with thee. 4 Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice,
For all thy mercy I will give ;
My tongue shall bless thee while I live.
359. C. M.-" Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord."
Hosea vi. 3.
And make thy glories known;
With lustre all thy own.
The brightest creatures boast;
Are in thy presence lost.
Is our sublimest skill;
True life to obey thy will.
And following on pursue,
374. C. M.-“ Now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three, but the
greatest of these is charity." 1 Cor. xiii. 13. 1 FAITH, hope, and love, now dwell on earth,
And earth by them is blest;
Of all the graces best. .
And faith to sight above;
Still keep the golden mean:
Declares a conscience clean.
2 Not of himself he highly thinks,
Nor acts the boaster's part;
Of his still humbler heart.
For truth dwells in his breast;
And thinks and hopes the best. 4 What blessings bounteous heaven bestows,
He takes with thankful heart:
And gives the poor a part.
Disdains to be confin'd:
for all mankind.
Of truth and heavenly love;
Where rests the peaceful dove. 7 His business is to keep his heart,
Each passion to controul;
The empire of his soul.
His treasure is above;
L. M.- Agur's wish. Prov. XXX 8.
Enriching all, of all possess’d,
2 To thee, my life, my friends I owe;
From thee my various comforts flow;
Must from thy bounteous hand proceed. 3 Great things are not what I desire,
Not dainty meat, nor rich attire:
That little, Lord, must come from thee. 4 While carnal men with all their store,
Are ever grasping after more,
387. L. M.--A good conscience. Acts xxiii. 1. xxiv. 16. 2 Cor. i. 12.
1 Pet. iii. 16. 1 SWEET peace of conscience, heavenly guest,
Come, fix thy mansion in my breast;
And heal the anguish of my soul.
Come, make your constant dwelling here;
Oh, make these sacred pleasures mine!
And send the tokens of thy love.
See death, with all its terrors, near :
And raptures tune my faltering voice. 5 Nay, should the frame of nature fall,
And flames surround this earthly ball;