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5 We feel a sympathizing heart;
To thee thine own we give :
O let these children live. I
523 (1st P.) C: M. Bath Chapel 26. Crowle ş.
ic. Sunday School 1 RLEST is the man whose heart expands
D At melting pity's call,
Like heavenly manna fall. -
In sottest accents pleads;
When mercy intercedes !
To guide untutor'd youth,
To virtue and to truth.'
And God will well approve,
And their Creator love.
And turn the rising race
To seek redeeming grace.
To aid this good design:
And all the glory thine,
523 (2d P.) LM. Angel's Hymn 60. Bab.
Streams 23. .
And call some wooden god their friend,
Their mothers burnt before their eyes;
Is thrown to bears and tigers wild,
To suffer more than heart can think;
How far beyond our thankfulness ! .? Cheerful and happy here we stand,
To serve thee, in a Christian land.. . 4 0! when that awful day shall rise
· When Carist shall come in yonder skies,. And we must answer, one by one,
For every deed our liands have done,
That heathens could not have been worse,
We then would praise thee, long and loud;
.: MRS. GILBERT. 523 (3d P.) C. M. James's 163. Tiverton 109.
Hymn for a Child. :
Thy grace betimes impart;
Renew my infant heart.
And from the womb have stray'd;
I must be wretched and forlorni , inn ,
Without thy mercies' aid.
And wash away their stain,
And in his kingdom reign. i s - 4 To him let little Children come,.. .
For he has said they may;
Their tears he'll wipe away:
Shall surely taste his love ; , ..
To dwell with him above. DR. RYLAND.
524 (1st P.) C. M. Bangor 231. Wantage 204.
Old Age approaching; or, Man frail and mortal.
Whom angel-hosts adore; .
Thy presence I implore.
And keep my passions cool:
And practise every rule.. .
What's human must decay.;.
Can I expect to stay?
Projects his awful dart?
Or virtue shield my heart ?
On thee my hope depends ::
While dust to dust descends..
6 Then shall my soul, O gracious Gop!..u (While angels jom the lay),
Its endless anthems pay~"
Thy matchless love proclaim,
Their great Redeemer's name. . 524 (24 P.) 112. Claybury 310. Pearce 269.
The Heart and Hope of pious Old Age. TN age and feebleness extreme, ... . Who shall a sinful worm redeem ? : Jesus, my only hope thou art,“ Strength of my failing flesh and heart; " , 0, could I catch a smile from thee, And drop into Eternity! "c. WESLEY.
FAST AND THANKSGIVING DAYS. Fonts 525 C. M. Carolina 13. Windsor 247:
For a Public Fast.
Thy mourning people bend !
Our humble hopes depend.
Thy dreadful power display;
And still we live to pray.
Ungrateful as we are? . O make thy awful warnings heard,..
While mercy cries, Forbear. 4 What num’rous crimes increasing rise A
Through this apostate isle!
Wes! ; '. .' ;
5 How chang'd, alas ! are truths divine
For error, guilt, and shame!
Disgrace the Christian name!
Their pleasures they require;
To everlasting fire. :
By thy resistless grace;
And humbly seek thy face.
We shall not sink in fear;
If God our God is near, 526 C. M. Abridge 201. Charmouth 28.
A Hymn for a Fast-day, Gen. xviii. 23–33. 1 W HEN Abram, full of sacred awe,
Before Jehovah stood,»
For guilty Sodom sued;
Was his petition crown'd!
Ten righteous men were found. . 3 And could a single holy soul
So rich a boon obtain ?
And plead with thee in vain? 4 Britain, all guilty as she is,
Her numerous saints can boast,
And can those prayers be lost?
Now as in ancient times?