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4 The vengeance to your follies due
Should strike your hearts with terror through,
How will you stand before his face,
Or answer for his injur'd grace?

5 Almighty God, turn off their eyes
From these alluring vanities;
And let the thunder of thy word
Awake their souls to fear the Lord. watts.

480. Prayer of a Youth. S. M.

1 With humble heart and tongue,
My God, to thee I pray;
Oh, make me learn, while I am young,
How I may cleanse my way.

2 Make an unguarded youth
The object of thy care;
Help me to choose the way of truth,
And fly from every snare.

3 My heart, to folly prone,
Renew by power divine;
Unite it to thyself alone,
And make me wholly thine.

4. Oh, let thy word of grace
My warmest thoughts employ;
Be this, through all my following days,
My treasure and my joy. Watts.

SEASONS OF THE YEAR.

481. The New-Year. T's.

1 While with ceaseless course the Sun

Hasted through the former year,

Many souls their race have run,
Never more to meet us here:

Fix'd in an eternal state,
They have done with all below:

We a little longer wait,
But how little, none can know.

2. As the winged arrow flies
Speedily the mark to find;
As the lightning from the skies
Darts, and leaves no trace behind;
Swiftly thus our fleeting days
Bear us down life's rapid stream:
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise;
All below is but a dream.

3. Thanks for mercies past receive,
Pardon of our sins renew ;
Teach us henceforth how to live
With eternity in view:

Bless thy word to young and old,
Fill us with a Saviour's love;
And when life's short tale is told,

May we dwell with thee above.
Newton.

482. The Opening Year. L. M.

1 Great God, we sing thy mighty hand,
By which supported still we stand:
The opening year thy mercy shows;
Let mercy crown it till it close.
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
Still we are guarded by our God;
By his incessant bounty fed,
By his unerring counsel led.
3 With grateful hearts the past we own:
The future, all to us unknown,
We to thy guardian care commit,
And peaceful leave before thy feet.
4 In scenes exalted, or depress'd,
Be thou our joy, and thou our rest;
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise,
Ador'd through all our changing days.
5. When death shall interrupt these songs,
And seal in silence mortal tongues,
Our helper, God, in whom we trust,
In better worlds our souls shall boast.
- , Doddridge.

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1 Come, let us anew Our journey pursue, Roll round with the year, And never stand still till the Master appear; His adorable will Let us gladly fulfil, And our talents improve By the patience of hope and the labor of love.

2 Our life is a dream; Our time, as a stream, Glides swiftly away; And the fugitive moment refuses to stay. The arrow is flown, The moment is gone, The millenial year Rushes on to our view, and eternity sho

3 Oh, that each in the day Of his coming may say, “I have fought my way through, [do!" “I have finish'd the work thou didst give” O that each from his Lord May receive the glad word, “Well and faithfully done, "Enter into my joy and sit down on myth” m

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,484. The Seasons. L. M.

1 Eternal Source of every joy; Well may thy praise our lips employ; While in thy temple we appear To hail thee, Sovereign of the year. 2 The flowery spring, at thy command, Perfumes the air and paints the land; The summer rays with vigor shine, To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 3 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours Through all our coasts redundant stores; And winters, soften’d by thy care, No more the face of horror wear. 4 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days Demand successive songs of praise; And be the grateful homage paid, With morning light and evening shade. * –- Doddridge 485. Autumn. 8, 7. 1 See the leaves around us falling, Dry and wither'd, to the ground; Thus to thoughtless mortals calling, In a sad and solemn sound: 2 “Sons of Adam (once in Eden, “Where, like us, he blighted fell) “Hear the lessons we are reading, “'Tis, alas! the truth we tell:

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