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3 Cheerful wę tread the desert through,
While faith inspires a heav'nly ray,
And rocks and dangers fill the way. 4 So Abr'am, by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with God:
And fir'd his zeal along the road.
Glorifying God in all Things.
My daily labour to pursue;
In all I think, or speak, or do.
O let me cheerfully fulfil !
And prove Thy acceptable will.. 3 Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes my inmost substance see;
And offer all my works to Thee. 4 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
And ev'ry moment watch and pray, And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious day! 5 For Thee delightfully employ
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath giv'n, And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to heav'n.
Prayiug for Gratitude. 1
Is this the kind return?
And these the thanks we owe?
Whence all our blessings flow. 2 To what a stubborn frame
Has sin reduc'd our mind?
And God as strangely kind ! 3 Turn us again, O GOD!
And mould our souls afresh;
And give us hearts of flesh.
Provoke our weeping eyes,
Let hourly thanks arise!
Humility and Docility.
Give me true simplicity :
Willing 'Thee alone to know. 2 Let me cast my reeds aside,
All that feeds my knowing pride;
3 Of my boasted wisdom spoild,
Docile, helpless as a child;
Only walking in Thy might.
Spirit of truth and righteousness;
Love to God.
1 O THOU, who camest from above,
The pure, celestial fire' t' impart,
2 There, let it for Thy glory burn,
With inextinguishable blaze;
In humble pray'r and fervent praise. 3 Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
To work, and speak, and think for Thee; Still let me guard the holy fire,
And still stir up Thy gift in me: 4. Ready for all Thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat, Till death Thy endless mercies, seal,
And make the sacrifice complete.
Love to God.
1 HAPPY the heart where graces reign;
Where love inspires the breast: Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest.
And all in vain our fear,
If love be absent there.
3 'Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
In swift obedience move :
But Satan cannot love.
4. This is the grace that lives and sings
When faith and hope shall cease ; 'Tis this shall strike our joyful strings
In the sweet realms of bliss.
Or leave this dark abode,
To see our smiling God.
And nobler speech than angels use,
2 Were I inspir'd to preach and tell
All that is done in heav'n and hell,
Still I am nothing without love. 3 Should I distribute all my store
To feed the bowels of the poor,
To gain a martyr's glorious name; 4 If love to God and love to men
Be absent, all my hopes are vain :
Lyymn. Meeliness.--Religion against Anger. 1 AND is the Gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be; The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity. 2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife, To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life! 3 Oh, how benevolent and kind !
How mild! how ready to forgive!
And these the rules by which we live. 4 Thy fair example may we trace,
To teach us what we ought to be! Make us, by Thy transforming grace,
O SAVIOUR, daily more like Thee!