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4 Oh! to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrain'd to be!
Let that grace now, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee:

5 Prone to wander, Lord, I feelit—
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart—O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above. Robinson.

217. Song of JMoses and the Lamb, S.M.

1 Awake, and sing the song
Of Moses and the Lamb;
Wake, every heart and every tongue,
To praise the Saviour's name.
2 Sing of his dying love,
Sing of his rising power,
Sing how he intercedes above
For those whose sins he bore.

3 Sing till we feel our heart
Ascending with our tongue;
Sing till the love of sin depart,
And grace inspire our song.

4 Sing on your heavenly way,
Ye ransom'd sinners, sing;

Sing on, rejoicing every day
In Christ, the eternal King.

5 Soon shall we hear him say,
"Ye blessed children, come;”
Soon will he call us hence away,
And take his wanderers home.

6 Soon shall our raptured tongue

His endless praise proclaim;
And sweeter voices tune the song
“Of Moses and the Lamb.” Hammond.

CHRISTIAN–Graces and Duties.

218. The World Banished. C. M.

1 Let worldly minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its trifles too,
But grace has set me free.

2 Its pleasures now no longer please,
No more content afford;

Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now I have seen the Lord.

3. As by the light of opening day
The stars are all conceal’d;
So earthly pleasures fade away
When Jesus is reveal’d.

4 Creatures no more divide my choice—
I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice,
Have fix'd my roving heart.

5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
And wholly live to thee;
But may I hope that thou wilt own
A worthless worm like me!

6 Yes, though of sinners I'm the worst, I cannot doubt thy will;

For, if thou hadst not lov'd me first,
I had refus’d thee still. Newton.

219. The World Renounced. C.M.

1 How vain are all things here below,
How false, and yet how fair!
Each pleasure hath its poison too,
And ev'ry sweet a snare.

2 The brightest things below the sky
Give but a flatt’ring light;
We should suspect some danger nigh,
Where we possess delight.

3 Our dearest joys, and nearest friends,
The partners of our blood–

How they divide our wav'ring minds,
And leave but half for God!

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. #,

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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.

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