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Christians the Sons of God, John i. 12. 1 John iii. 1. 1 N OT all the nobles of the earth,

1 Who boast the honours of their birth,
Such real dignity can claim ...'

As those who bear the Christian name. À
2 To them the privilege is givin lunin
To be the sons and heirs of heav'

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Sons of the God who reigns on high,

And heirs of joys beyond the sky.,,,
3 [On them, a happy chosen 'race, ',,!

Their Father pours bis richest grace :",
To them his counsels he imparts,'ı

And stamps his image on their hearts.ri
4 Their infant cries, their tender age, 7 : C

His pity and his love engage: o .

He clasps them in his arms, and there's
.: Secures them with parental care.] in
5 His will he makes them early know,

And teaches their young feet to go;? iis
Whispers instruction to their minds, Da

And on their hearts his precepts binds.
6 When thro* temptation they rebel, but
His chastning rod he makes them feel; r:
Then with a father's tender heart, , inqui

He soothes the pain and heals the smart. .:) Their daily wants his hands supply, in

Their steps he guards with watchful eye,
Leads them from earth to heaven above, i a

And crowns them with eternal love, . !! ,8 If I've the honour, Lord, to be' is!

One of this num'rous family, fisien'.1
On me the gracious gift bestow, ..

To call thee Abba, Father! too , i
9 So may my conduct ever prove ... Vet.

My filial piety, and love! i'

Whilst all my brethren clearly trace , 17. Their father's likeness in my face. I

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96* 'S. M. Harborough 142. ^ Simon's 260. .

Communion with the Father and the Son, 1 John 1.5; And the Communion of the Holy Ghost, 2 Cor. xiii. 14. 1 OUR heavenly FATHER calls,

And Christ invites us near!"
The Spirit makes our friendship sweet,
14. And our communion dear.is!
2. [God pities alł our griefs; z-

He pardons every day!'.
Almighty to protect our souls,...
pi si And wise to guide our way.) TTI
,3 fHow large his bounties are!

ini What various stores of good,
* Diffas'd from our Redeemer's hand,

And purchas’d withi his blood !]
4 Jesús, our living Head,

We bless thy faithful care;
Our Advocate before the throne,

And our Forerunner there "11118
5 The Spirit gives new life, k un

And pray'r and praise inspires;

"Tis he who plucks the worthless brands JEJO S From the devouring fires. ,

6 "He carries on his work . :

. Of grace where'er begun
He sheds abroad the Father's love, I

And glorifies the Son. .)
7 This love and grace shall make-

Our grateful incense burn;
Our hearts, our lives are borne away;

For love we love return !!!! • This Hymn of the excellent Dr. Doddridge, on Communion ,with the Farher and the Son, is now intended, by a small alteration in verse the first, and by the addition of verses five, six, saven, and eight, to celebrate also the equally glorious blessing of Communion with the Holy SPIRIT.

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. 8 Blest fellowship how sweet, "

With God the sacred Three;...
But if imperfect grace is bliss,

What then must glory be! ***?.
9. Here fix, my roving heart!

Here wait, my warmest love!
Till the communion be complete.'

In nobler scenes above. DR. DODDRIDGE.
L. M. Ulverston 179. Rippon's 188.

Desiring Communion with God...
1 M Y rising soul, with strong desires,

To perfect happiness aspires,
With steady steps would tread the road

That leads to heaven-that-leads to God. 2 I thirst to drink unmingled love

From the pure fountain-head above: ,
My dearest Lord, I long to be ;

Emptied of sin, and full of thee. sa
3 For thee I pant, for theeŢI burn;.

Art thou withdrawn ?. again return,
Nor let me be the first to say, '||
Thou wilt not 'hear when sinners pray.

BEDDOME. 98 C. M. Ludlow 84. Condescension 116.

Walking with God, Gen, v. 24
1 FOR a closer walk with God,

A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road .m

That leads me to the Lamh!
.2 Where is the blessedness I knew

When first I saw the Lord?

Where is the soul-refreshing view - 10 Of Jesus, and his word? ***DI?

3 What peaceful hours I then enjoy'd!" .!! . How sweet their memory still !

But now I find an aching void mainga

The world can never fill.

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,,; À Return, O holy Dove ! return;"' .

Sweet messenger of rest!
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast.
5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be, hit
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee. 1.'16!
6 So shall my walk be close with God,
. Calm and serene' my frame;
Só purer light shall mark the road.

That leads me to the Lamb., COWPEK.

99 C. M. Worksop 31. Wantage 204. I

Sins and Sorrows laid before God, Job xxiii. 3, 4,
1 0 THAT I knew the secret place,

Where I might find my God!
I'd spread my wants before his face,

. And pour my woes abroad. . * 2 I'd tell him how my sins arise, vi

What sorrows I sustain; ** How grace decays, and comfort dies," 21 And leaves my heart in pain.?} ling

3 He knows what arguments I'd take ">"} 'M' To wrestle with my God; ' : !

I'd plead for his own mercy's sake
; 'And for my Saviour's blood.vfis .
4 My God will pity' my complaints,

And heal my broken bones;
He takes the meaning of his saints,

The language of their groans.
5 Arise, my soul, from deep distress,

And banish every fear;
He calls thee to his throne of grace.
To spread thy sorrows there. .

DR, WATTS'S SERMONS,

100 C. M. Abridge 201., Ellenborough 170.

Sanctification and Pardon
W HERE shall we sinpers hide our heads?

'Can rocks or mountains save?
Or shall we wrap us in the shades :

Of midnight and the grave?
2 Is there no shelter from the eye'

Of a revenging God?
Jesus, to thy dear wounds we fly; , ; *

Bedew us with thy blood. 7;
3 Those guardian drops our souls secure,

And wash away our sin ; ; ..
Eternal justice frowns no more,

And conscience smiles within.
4 We bless that wond'rous purple stream

That cleanses every stain;
Yet are our souls but half redeem'd, ;

If sin, the tyrant, reign, .
5 Lord, blast his empire with thy breath!

That cursed throne must fall; ;'. Ye flattering plagues, that work our death, . Fly, for we hate you all."

hit vi DR. WATTS'S LYRICS. 101 ((1st P.)) L. M. Mark's 65. Bowden 78.

Abundant Life by Christ our Shepherd, Jobn'x. ID. 1 PRAISE to our Shepherd's gracious name,

1. Who on so kind an errand came; Came, that by him his flock might live, i

And more abundant life receiver 2 Hail, great Immanuel! from above,

High seated on thy throne of love, ".
O pour the vital torrent down, '.

Thy people's joy, their Lord's renown.3 Scarce half alive we sigh and cry,

Scarce raise to thee our languid eye;
Kind Saviour, let our dying state
Compassion in thy heart create.

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