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381. Ingratitude Deplored. S. M.

1 Is this the kind return,
Are these the thanks we owe,
Thus to abuse eternal love,
Whence all our blessings flow :
2 To what a stubborn frame
Has sin reduc’d our mind;
What strange, rebellious wretches we,
And God as strangely kind.
3 Turn, turn us, mighty God,
And mould our souls afresh;
Break, sov’reign grace, these hearts of stone,
And give us hearts of flesh.
4 Let past ingratitude
Provoke our weeping eyes,
And hourly as new merciés fall,
Let hourly thanks arise. Watts.

382. JMorning Prayer JMeeting. S. M.

1 How sweet the melting lay
Which breaks upon the ear,
When at the hour of rising day
Christians unite in prayer.
2 The breezes waft their cries
Up to Jehovah's throne;
He listens to their heaving sighs,
And sends his blessings down.

3 So Jesus rose to pray
Before the morning light;
Or on the chilling mount did stay,
And wrestle all the night.
4 Glory to God on high,
Who sends his blessings down
To rescue souls condemn'd to die,
And make his people one. S.Lyrics.

383. Evening Worship. C. M.

1 O Lord, another day is flown,
And we, a little band,
Are met once more before thy throne,
To bless thy fost'ring hand.
2 And wilt thou lend a list'ning ear
To praises low as ours?
Thou wilt, for thou dost deign to hear
The song that meekness pours.
3 And Jesus, thou thy smiles wilt deign,
As we before thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train,
And are we less than they?

4 Oh, let thy grace perform its part;
Let sin’s dominion cease;
And shed abroad in every heart
Thine everlasting peace. H. K. white.

384. Daily Devotion. S. M.

1 Let sinners take their course,
And choose the road to death;
But in the worship of my God
I'll spend my daily breath.

2 My thoughts address his throne, ,
When morning brings the light;

I seek his blessing every noon,
And pay my vows at night.

3 Thou wilt regard my cries,
O my eternal God!
While sinners perish in surprise,
Beneath thine angry rod.

4 Because they dwell at ease,

And no sad changes feel;
They neither fear nor trust thy name,

Nor learn to do thy will.

5 But I with all my cares
Will lean upon the Lord;
I'll cast my burdens on his arm,
And rest upon his word.

6 His arm shall well sustain
The children of his love;
The ground on which their safety stands,
No earthly power can move. watts.

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1 Toss'd upon life's raging billow,
Sweet it is, O Lord, to know
Thou didst press a sailor's pillow,
And canst feel a sailor's wo.

2 Never slumbering, never sleeping,
Though the night be dark and drear,
Thou the faithful watch art keeping:
“All, all's well,” thy constant cheer.

3.And though loud the wind is howling,
Fierce though flash the lightnings red;
Darkly though the storm-cloud's scowling
O'er the sailor's anxious head—

4 Thou canst calm the raging ocean,
All its noise and tumult still ;
Hush the tempest's wild commotion,
At the bidding of thy will.

5 Thus my heart the hope will cherish,
While to thee I lift mine eye;
Thou wilt save me ere I perish,
Thou wilt hear the sailor's cry.

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6 And though mast and sail be riven,
Soon life's voyage will be o'er;
Safely moor'd in heaven's wide haven,
Storm and tempest vex no more.

386. God's Protection to JMariners. C. M.

1 How are thy servants bless'd, O Lord!
How sure is their defence 1
Eternal wisdom is their guide,
Their help, Omnipotence.

2 In foreign realms and lands remote,

s Supported by thy care, : Through burning climes they pass unhurt, o And breathe in tainted air.

3. 3 When by the dreadful tempest borne

o: High on the broken wave,

& They know thou art not slow to hear, Nor impotent to save.

4 The storm is laid; the winds retire,
Obedient to thy will;
The sea, that roars at thy command,
At thy command is still.

| 5 In midst of danger, fear, and death,

y Thy goodness we'll adore;
We'll praise thee for thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more.

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