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6 When that illustrious day shall rise .
And all thy armies shine
The glory shall be thine. ,! Mi is in es t , i f*DR, WATTS’S SEKMONS. 229 L. M. Chard 175. Ailie Street 241,
: 26:, Gravity and Decency. ph 1 PEHOLD the Sons, the heirs of God,
D So dearly bought with Jesus, blood ! Are they not born to heavenly joys? I i.
And shall they stoop to earthly toys?;*
Were spirits of celestial kinds
To wear out time, and waste the day?
Well suit the honours of their birth?
Whịch children love, and fools, admire ? 10 • 4 What if we wear the richest vest,
Peacocks and flies are better drest; ,
Touch our vain souls with sacred fire;
We'll pass these glittering trifles by..
With such disdain as angels do ; ;'
230 L. M. Kingsbridge 88. Gould's' 272.
! . Hope set beforo us.''"'IN!" 1 AND be it so that, till this hour, .. n We never knew what faith has meant ; 78 And, slaves to sin and Satan's power, 24
Have never felt these hearts relent. A
Sink in despair, and groan, and die ?
Not glance one cheerful hope on high ? 3 Forbid it, Saviour ! 'to thy grace.
As sinners, strangers, we will come ;
Among thy saints we ask a place,
The gloomy clouds of unbelief that
Dissolve our hearts in sacred grief! 5 Now-spread the banner of thy love,
And let us know that we are thine
231 (Ist P.) L.M. Chard 175. New Court 173.
Hope in Darkness. 21000599 10 GOD, my sun, thy blissful rays in
Can warm, rejoice, and guide my heart! How dark, how mournful are my days, "191 If thy enlivening beams depart! 2 Scarce thro’ the shades a glimpse of day
Appears to these desiring eyes!q IEV
The cheerful morn will never rise ?
Tho' gloomy darkness spreads the sky, My glorious sun will yet return, "And night with all its horrors fly. 40, for the bright, the joyful day, I
When hope shall in fruition die !
So tapers lose their feeble ray de I
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Who can tell ? or, hoping against Hope, Jonah ju, 0.
Approach thine awful throne ilm
I'll not despair ;---for, who can tell?
My drooping soul canst cheer, /
: Thy glorious image there IT
I'll daily' seek ;--for, who can tell ?
And at thy footstool lie;,
And patient wait;-for, who can tell ?
And conscience storms within ;
Will make it all serene 261
In endless fámes ;—but, who can tell ?
Ye doubts, fly swift away ;':: !"
While I've a heart to pray;' ? If he be mine, all will be well. 186/? - For ever 80 ; and who can tell ? - BEDDOME.
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Enquiring who can tell ??ki
Say'd now, and through eternity?:)
2328.8.6Westbury Leigh 278. 'Leach 290.
In hope that we shall hear thy voice,
And feel the sprinkled blood. **:?!
But let us live to prove
Of thy redeeming love."
See all the land below;"
. In 'endless plenty grow : " ,
With every blessing blest;
And everlasting rest. :; !i.
But the good land possess;
When shall we end our ling'ring years,
A howling wilderness ?
Our unbelief remove; il
Give us a lot of love! T,"js!
233 (Ist P.)L, M. Portugal 97. Wareham 117.; Hope encouraged by a View of the Divine Perfections
1 Sam. xxx. B... Pen i s 1 W HY sinks my weak desponding mind ?
" Why heaves my heart the anxious sigh? ., Can sovereign goodness be unkind ?
Am I not safe if God is nigh ?
That gracious hand on which I live,
And has immortal joys to give. I love
How wide they spread, how bright they shine ! 4 Infinite wisdom! boundless power!: "1
Unchanging faithfulness and love! ?
Nor from my refuge.e’er remove it ! 5 My God, if thou art mine indeed, it!!
Then have I all my heart can crave; un
Still kind to hear, and strong to save.
And ease the sorrows, of my breast; • Speak to my heart the healing word,
That thou art mine--and I am blest. - STEELE. 233 (20 P.) L. M. Luton 30, Rowles 73. Determination to hope in the Divine Mercy, Ps. cxlvii. 11. 1 SINCE through the heaven-inspired lines
W Mercy with signal splendour shines, ...
And drive desponding thoughts away."..
And washes out the deepest stains ; i