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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 the Saviour, all ye nations,

1 Praise him, all ye hosts above;
Shout, with joyful acclamations,
His divine victorious love:
Be his kingdom now promoted,
Let the Earth her monarch know;
Be my all to him devoted,

To my Lord my all I owe.
2 See, how beauteous on the mountains

Are their feet, whose grand design
Is to guide us to the fountains
That o'erflow with bliss divine-
Who proclaim the joyful tidings
Of salvation all around-
Disregard the world's deridings,

And in works of love abound. . 3 With my substance I will honour

My Redeemer and my Lord ;
· Were ten thousand worlds my manor,

All were nothing to his word:
While the heralds of salvation
His abounding grace proclaim,
Let his friends of every station

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 shall I count the matchless sum?

How pay the mighty debt ? '
.2 High on a throne of radiant light
Dost thou exalted shine;

• 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.
4 In them thou may'st be cloth’d and fed,

And visited and cheer'd;
And in their accents of distress

My Saviour's voice is heard.
5 Thy face, with rev’rence and with love,

We in thy poor would see;
O let us rather beg our bread

Than keep it back from thee. DODDRIDGE
(20 P.) C. M. Streatham 218. Hud

dersfield 202.
Collection for poor Saints, &c. &c.
1 W E who need mercy ev'ry hour,

And by compassion stand,
Should show that mercy to the poor -

Which Jesus doth command.
2 Christ in his members asks your alms,

Speaks in his brethren's cry;
The widow's wail his language is,

And orphan's sigh his sigh. , 3 The lonely widow, desolate,

With cheerfulness relieve;
The fatherless commiserate;

Bread to the hungry give.
4 O may we feel each brother's sigh,
. And with him bear a part;
May sorrow flow from eye to eye,

And joy from heart to heart.,
5 Love is the golden chain that binds

The happy souls above;
And he's an heir of heav'n, that finds

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 ;
My grateful thanks to him shall rise,

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.
434 (2d P.) 8.7.7. Nuneaton 133.

All that we have is thine.
RRETHREN, let us freely offer ;

D All we have is from above;
Let us give, and act, and suffer;

What is this to Jesu's love !
Did he die our souls to save ?

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?
2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view

Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue ;
Let alms bestow'd, let kindness done,

Be witness’d by each rolling sun.
3 That man may last, but never lives,
Who much receives, but nothing gives;
Whom none can love, whom none can thank,

Creation's blot, creation's blank :
4 But he who marks, from day to day,

In generous acts his radiant way,
Treads the same path his Saviour trod,

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.
VES, there are joys that cannot die,

1 With God laid up in store;
Treasure beyond the changing sky,

Brighter than golden ore.
2 The seeds which piety and love

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. '
COME, ye that fear the Lord,

And listen, while I tell
How narrowly my feet escap'd

The snares of death and hell.
2 The flattering joys of sense

Assail'd my foolish heart,
While Satan with malicious skill

Guided the pois’nous dart.
3 I fell beneath the stroke,

But fell to rise again ;
My anguish rous’d me into life,

And pleasure sprung from pain.
4 Darkness, and shame, and grief,

Oppress’d my gloomy mind;
I look'd around me for relief,

But no relief could find.
5 At length to God I cry'd;

He heard my plaintive sigh ;

He heard, and instantly* he sent :
: Salvation from on high.
6 My drooping head he rais’d;

My bleeding wounds he heal'd;
Pardon’d my sins; and, with a smile,

The gracious pardon seal’d.
7 0! may I ne'er forget

The mercy of my God;
Nor ever want a tongue to spread

His loudest praise abroad. Dr. S. STENNETT. 438 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Miall 240.

Conversion a Matter for Prayer and Praise.
i THERE'S joy in heaven, and joy on earth,

When prodigals return,
To see desponding souls rejoice,

And haughty sinners mourn. . 2 Como, saints, and hear what God hath done,

Is a reviving sound :
. O may it spread from sea to sea,

E'en all the globe around !
3 Often, O sovereign LORD, renew

The wonders of this day;
That Jesus here may see his seed,

And Satan lose his prey.
4 Great God, the work is all thy own,

Thine be the praises too;
Let every heart and every tongue

Give thee the glory due. 439 (1st P.) C. M. Brighton 208. Maidstone 196.

Apostacy-Will ye also go away?
1 W HEN any turn from Zion's way -

(Alas! what numbers do !)
Methinks I hear my Saviour say,

Wilt thou forsake me too ?

Or read, He heard and graciously he sent.

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