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4 Oh! to grace how great a debtor
5 Prone to wander, Lord, I feelit—
217. Song of JMoses and the Lamb, S.M.
1 Awake, and sing the song
3 Sing till we feel our heart
4 Sing on your heavenly way,
Sing on, rejoicing every day
5 Soon shall we hear him say,
6 Soon shall our raptured tongue
His endless praise proclaim;
CHRISTIAN–Graces and Duties.
218. The World Banished. C. M.
1 Let worldly minds the world pursue,
2 Its pleasures now no longer please,
Far from my heart be joys like these,
3. As by the light of opening day
4 Creatures no more divide my choice—
5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
6 Yes, though of sinners I'm the worst, I cannot doubt thy will;
For, if thou hadst not lov'd me first,
219. The World Renounced. C.M.
1 How vain are all things here below,
2 The brightest things below the sky
3 Our dearest joys, and nearest friends,
How they divide our wav'ring minds,
o: 4 The fondness of a creature's love, How strong it strikes the sense!
loss! Thither the warm affections move,
. Nor can we call them thence.
5 Dear Saviour, let thy beauties be
My soul's eternal food; || || And grace command my heart away | From all created good. Watts.
* 220. Watchfulness against Temptation. o C. M. to
w 1 Strait is the way, the door is strait
That leads to joys on high;
 'Tis but a few that find the gate,
While crowds mistake, and die.
is, 2 Beloved self must be denied, The mind and will renewed,
}} Passion suppress'd, and patience tried,
And vain desires subdued.
# 3 Flesh is a dangerous foe to grace,
Where it prevails and rules;
s: Flesh must be humbled, pride abased,
Lest they destroy our souls.
# 4 The love of gold be banished hence, .
(That vile idolatry,)
| | And every member, every sense,
In sweet subjection lie.
5 The tongue, that most unruly power, }},
Requires a strong restraint; - so We must be watchful every hour, | And pray, but never faint. |ks 6 Lord, can a feeble, helpless worm, #. Fulfil a task so hard 2 on. Thy grace must all the work perform, it. And give the free reward. Watts. #,
221. Self-Distrust. S. M. o: 1 Beware of Peter's word, . Nor confidently say, i. "I never will deny the Lord,” | But “Grant I never may.” 2 Man's wisdom is to seek o His strength in God alone; ! And e'en an angel would be weak, #. Who trusted in his own. |
3 Retreat beneath his wings, And in his grace confide; o This more exalts the King of kings | Than all your works beside.
Confesses he has none. Cowper.