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COLLECTIONS FOR POOR CHURCHES AND POOR
BRETHREN,* 432 8.. Jewin Street 222. North. Chapel 126.
At a Collection for poor Ministers, or Missionaries.
1 Praise him, all ye hosts above;
To my Lord my all I owe.
Are their feet, whose grand design
And in works of love abound. . 3 With my substance I will honour
My Redeemer and my Lord ;
All were nothing to his word:
Gladly join to spread his fame. B. FRANCIS, 433 (1st P.) C. M. Braintree 25. New York 33.
Relieving Christ in his Members, Matt. xxv. 40. 1 TESUS, my Lord, how rich thy grace!
♡ Thy bounties how complete !
How pay the mighty debt ? '
• See also Hymn 240,
What can my poverty bestow, : When all the worlds are thine ? 3 But thou hast brethren here below, .... The partners of thy grace; And wilt confess their humble names
Before thy Father's face.
And visited and cheer'd;
My Saviour's voice is heard.
We in thy poor would see;
Than keep it back from thee. DODDRIDGE
And by compassion stand,
Which Jesus doth command.
Speaks in his brethren's cry;
And orphan's sigh his sigh. , 3 The lonely widow, desolate,
With cheerfulness relieve;
Bread to the hungry give.
And joy from heart to heart.,
The happy souls above;
His bosom glow with love,
434 (1st P.) L. M. Lebanon 77. Manning 254.
. Islington 40.. Of thine own have we given thee, 1 Chron. xxix. 14. 1 THE Lord, who rules the world's affairs,
For me a well-spread board prepares ;
He knows my wants, those wants supplies. 2 And shall I grudge to give his poor · A mite from all my generous store ?
No, Lord ! the friends of thine and thee
Shall always find a friend in me.
All that we have is thine.
D All we have is from above;
What is this to Jesu's love !
Then we're his, and all we have. 435 L. M. Martin's Lane 67. Horsley 205.
The Beneficence of Christ for our Imitation. 1 W HEN Jesus dwelt in mortal clay,
✓ What were his works from day to day But miracles of power and grace,
That spread salvation thro' our race?
Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue ;
Be witness’d by each rolling sun.
Creation's blot, creation's blank :
In generous acts his radiant way,
The path to glory and to God, DR. GIBBONS.
* 436 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Staughton 264.
Providing Bags that wax not old, Luke xii. 33.
1 With God laid up in store;
Brighter than golden ore.
Have scatter'd here below,
In the fair, fertile fields above . To ample harvests grow. 3 The mite my willing hands can give, • At Jesus' feet I lay; : Grace shall the humble gift receive,
And grace at large repay.
CHURCH AND FELLOWSHIP MEETINGS. 437 S. M. Wirksworth 158. Broderip's 252.
Praise for Conversion, Psalm lxvi. 16. '
And listen, while I tell
The snares of death and hell.
Assail'd my foolish heart,
Guided the pois’nous dart.
But fell to rise again ;
And pleasure sprung from pain.
Oppress’d my gloomy mind;
But no relief could find.
He heard my plaintive sigh ;
He heard, and instantly* he sent :
My bleeding wounds he heal'd;
The gracious pardon seal’d.
The mercy of my God;
His loudest praise abroad. Dr. S. STENNETT. 438 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Miall 240.
Conversion a Matter for Prayer and Praise.
When prodigals return,
And haughty sinners mourn. . 2 Como, saints, and hear what God hath done,
Is a reviving sound :
E'en all the globe around !
The wonders of this day;
And Satan lose his prey.
Thine be the praises too;
Give thee the glory due. 439 (1st P.) C. M. Brighton 208. Maidstone 196.
Apostacy-Will ye also go away?
(Alas! what numbers do !)
Wilt thou forsake me too ?
• Or read, He heard and graciously he sent.