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5 Teach my weak beart, O gracious Lord!, :
With stronger faith to call thee mine; .
My Father, God, with joy divine.. 157 L. M. Lebanon 79. Lewton 30.
BRAZEN Serpent, Numbers xxi. 8, 9. 1 W HEN Israel's grieving tribés complain'd,
With fiery serpents greatly pain'd,
of molten brass, to view display'd. 2 Around the fainting crowds attend,
To heaven their mournful sighs ascend;
Descends a power that makes them whole ; 3 But, oh, what healing to the heart
Doth our Redeemer's cross impart!
What pleasures do bis sorrows give! 4 Still may I view the Saviour's cross,
And other objects count but loss;
Enraptur'd with his sacrifice !
Thy worth my tongue would now proclaim; By thy atonement set me free! My life, my hope, is all from thee. 158 L. M. Islington 40. New Sabbath 122.
BREAD OF LIFE, John vi. 35–48. . 1 DEPRAVED minds on ashes feed,
Nor love nor seek for heavenly bread;
By which our needy souls are fed ;
3 Without this bread, I starve and die;: .
No other can my need supply; .si
Abroad, at home, in every place.
As manna to the Jews was giv'n.
159 L. M. Leeds 19. Madan’s 107. Bridegroom and Husband; or, the Mariage between
:is Christ and the Soul. .
His life my wretched spul to save':
He kindly claims me' for his own.".... 2 Rebellious, I against him strove
Till melted and constrain'd by love ;..
The heavenly Bridegrooin wins my heart, , 3 My guilt, my wretchedness he knows, in
Yet takes and owns me for his spouse, .--My debts le pays, and sets me free,
And makes his riches o'er to me.
He clothes me as becomes his bride; ;
The robe of perfect righteousness." 5 Lost in astonishment, I see,
Jesus ! thy boundless love to me::.
6 Since thou wilt take me for thy bride, ...?"
O Saviour, keep me near thy side!'..
160 L. M. Kimbolton.251. Chard 175,
Bright and MORNING-STAR, Rev. xxii, 16. 1 VE worlds of light, that roll so near
1 The Saviour's throne of shining bliss, O tell how mean your glories are,
How faint and few, compar'd with his ! 2 We sing the Bright and Morning Star,
Jesus, the spring of light and love:
Conduct us to the realms above !
Point out the puzzled Christian's way: ..
Their royal gifts, a star appears ;, ! love you
And guides their steps, and calms their fears.] 5 When shall we reach the heav'nly place
Where this bright star shall brightest sline? Leave far behind these scenes of night,
And view a lustre so divine ? :: BEDDOME. 161 C. M, Bath Chapel 26. Evans's 190. Chief AMONG TEN THOUSAND; or, the Excellencies of
.. Christ, Cant. v. 10-10... ? i To Christ, the Lord, let every tongue
Its noblest tribute bring :
Who can refuse to sing ! ::. in! 2 Survey the beauties of his face, ..
And on his glories dwell;
Think of the wonders of his grace,'?
And all his triumphs tell. . . i 3 Majestic sweetness sits enthron'diri .. Upon his awful brow; . .
His head with radiant glories crown'd, a
His lips with grace o’erflow:
Among the sons of men : .
That fill the heavenly train.':. * 5 He saw me plung'd in deep distress,
He flew to my relief; is ''.
And carried all my grief. .
Upon my guilty head;
And guards my sleeping bed.
And all the joys I have :'
He brings my weary feet;
And makes my joys complete. it'*?.
Such proofs of love divine, ne ist's : Had I a thousand hearts to give, ..
Lord, they should all be thine! ... .. i visie i ro DR. S. STENNETT.
162 87. Welsh 210. Trowbridge 21,
- Consolation of Israel, Luke ii. 25.
Born to set thy people free;
Let us find our rest in thee ;'.!
Israel's strength and consolation, . ,
Joy of every longing heart.
Born a child and yet a king;
Now thy gracious kingdom brin
"Rule in all our hearts alone ; ,'
:: MADAN'S COLLECTION.
163 L. M. Wareham 117. Wells 102.
CORNER-Styxe, 1 Pet. it. 6. Isu. xxvili. 16, 17. 1 I ORD, dost thou show a Corner-stone
For us to build our hopes upon, -
Sublime in light beyond the skies?
Nor death nor hell the hopes shall move, . Which fix'd on this foundation stand,
Laid by thy own Almighty hand.
And all the powers of hell defied;
Well doth this rock the house sustain. 4 When storms of wrath around prevail,
Whirlwind and thunder, fire and hail,
And here securely they abide : ....
Fond of some quicksand of their own,
And buried deep in ruin lie. DR. DODDRIDGE