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· Again to save us God arose... ?
And Britain own’d the hand divine.
Why bless'd with liberty and light?
Nor lost in superstition's night?
A wretched, vile, ungrateful race: ; ; 'Tis done to make thy glory known, , :
To show the wonders of thy grace.
Reform this wretched guilty land ! '
Confess thy kind, thy guardiãn hand!“
STEELE. : 535 L. M. New. Court 173. Truro 105.
Deliverances, Numbers xxiii. 23. 1 W HAT hath God wrought! might Israel say,
When Jordan roll'd its tide away,
Safely to march across its sands. .' 2 What hath God wrought! might well be said,
When Jesus, rising from the dead,
Scatter'd the shades of Pagan night, *And bless'd the nations with his light. 3 What hath God wrought! let Britain see,
Freed from the plagues of Popery,
Shall sound thro' all the earth and skies,..
Proud Rome shall sink, nor rise agaip...
5 What hath Gop wrought! O blissful theme,
Are we redeem'd and callid by him?
And safe arrive at glory too?
Fill every tongue with rapt'rous joy; :
To swell the triumph and the song ? :535 (24 P.) L.M. Finsbury 283. Winchester 137.
A Centenary Song.
And plac'd us under smiling skies;
Let praise, like grateful incense, rise.
Felt tyranny's oppressive reign;.
Or dragg'd in superstition's chain. - 3 But in the mount-dread mount of straits,
Lo! Israel's God again appears !
George wipes away ten thousand tears.
Train up your sons and all around;
The pious efforts shall be crown'd.
An Institution now we see, • These lines were sung at the CENTENARY of the HORSLEYDOWN, and of the BARTAOLOMEW Close Dis senting Charity Schools; when a sermon was delivered to each of them by Dr. R., on Prov. xxiii, 6-Train up a chiki in the way, ģc. The discourse to the Horsleydown School was preached at Carter Lane, Lord's Day Evening, March 12, 1815; and on the 17th the Subscribers dined toge. ther at the London Tavern. The same discourse was delivered at Fetter Lane, to tbe Bartholomew Close School Lord's Day Evening, October 19, 1817. Their Centenary was October 22, 1817, when the Friends of the Institution dined at the Albion Taverne
Founded in goodness, wisdom, faith, I.
And rear'd with glowing charity.
The pious, gen'rous plan was their's ;
And join in warm united pray’rs.
And see yet other Centuries shine;
everyone 535 (3d P.) C. M. New York 33. Prov.
. ise. A Song In prospect of the Abolition of the Slave Trade
*"Detested crime! of vices first,
· Most infamous, and most accurs'd!" I THE day has dawn'd, Jehovah comes ,
1 To crush oppression's rod; ;'
Her hands to thee, O God
Or spread his beauteous ray,
Hurl slavery away! :.
And ev'ry smiling grace,
Ünite the human race.
invited to keep a day of THANKSGIVING 10 Almighty God ai a nd tbe day commonly called Good Friday was understood
to be their only day of general leisure. Accordingly, on that Das L day, March 27, 1807, a Vast Congregation of them assembled
at Dr. Rippon's place of Worsbip in Carter Lane, when he delivered a sermon to them, on Psalm Ixviii. 31-Ethiopia shall scon stretch out her hands unto God; and also gave these verses, which were sung, as the memorable occasion required, with great animation. ',
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4 Then, brilliant as the mid-day sun,
And as the ocean wide,
Triumphantly shall ride. ..
Nor captives drag the chain ;' i
The dear Redeemer's reign. !
Shall in his worship meet;'
Are in thy word foretold; .
This promis'd age of gold.
Unnumber'd myriads cry;
Unnumber'd choirs reply.”
colour, and then by the whole congregation.
The worst of slavery;
The sweetest liberty. . 536 8. 8. 6. Chatham 59. Broadmead 150. Prayer for his Majesty King George, and the ROYAL FAMILY.
1 T ORD! thou hast bid thy people pray, ... For all that bear the sovereign sway, ... And thy vicegerents reign,
Rulers, and governors, and powers : " And, lo! we humbly pray for ours; eii. Nor can we pray in vain. " 2 JESUS ! thy chosen servant guard,
And every threatening danger ward • Versos 7 and 8, from the Selection, were pot sung..
From his anointed head: s's
Our King, propitious, lead.
And make their councils vain ;
To latest ages reign. It
And everlasting joys;
SICKNESS AND RECOVERY. 537 C. M.' Charmouth 28. Ludlow 84.
Desiring the presence of God in affiction,
Look down with pitying eye,
I breathe the plaintive sigh.
My every wish contains;
My heart no more complains.
Gild each dark scene with light;
Without it all is night.
With thy reviving ray,
And bring the dawn of day!
Where thy full beams impart