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For little children and young men "';
Have grown, and honour'd Father's been. 6 Paul said, with joy, of some he knew,
Exceedingly their graces grew n
So did their faith and love abound,
To make this service our delight;
Is the transcendency of bliss. !!!
Should always little children be ; !
And more until the perfect day. I
Unfruitfulness reproved and deprecated.
Luke xii. 6. Matt. xxi. 19. Mark xi. 13.
Come seeking fruit, and fruit not find ?
He justly looks for more than leaves. :*
And beauteous are the blossoms too ; *
Fair objects of his chief delight.:;
That we are only barren trees, i en
Mere worthless cumberers of the ground!
Lest Thou and thine shogld with a frown,
Cry, Cut, now cut the cumberér down.
O spare, it, LORD, another year, , 1
.6 This prayer has often reach'd the skies,
Now let it from our hearts arise ;
Spare it, we cry, for Jesus' sake. 323 L. M. Lebanon 79. New Sabbath 122.
Rising to God.. .
" Rise from the vanities of time,
The glories of eternity.
Why should we grovel here on earth ?
So near to heav’n’s eternal joys ?
When we are walking back to God?
And dying is but going home.
That sets our longing souls at large,
And gives us with our God to dwell.5 To dwell with God, to feel his love,
Is the full heaven enjoy'd above;
Is the young dawn of heaven below.
Deut. viii. 2.
And made his truth and mercy known;
And comforts mingle with my sighs.'
Far distant from my blissful home;
And guard me in this dangerous way,
3 Temptations every where annoy," :
And sins and snares my peace destroy ;
And wonders where the scene will end,
Which leads us to the mount of God?
While in the wilderness below ? ? 6 'Tis even so thy faithful love :
Doth all thy children's graces prove; 1.'Tis thus our pride and self must fall, · That Jesus may be All in All. DR. FAWCETT. 325 S. M. Sutton 149. Stockport 47. Waiting for the Coming of his LORD,, or, the active Chris
tian, Luke xii. 35–38.
I Each in his office wait,
And watchful at his gate, ..,
And trim the golden flame:
For awful is his name.
And while we speak he's near:
And ready all appear...',;
In such a posture found ! ..
And be with honour crown'd.,
With his own bounteous hand,
And raise that favourite servant's head,
326 (1st P.) L. M. Ulverston 179. Lewton 30.
n For the rich gospel of thy grace;
Teach them to feel its vital power,
And keep the crown of life in view; :
The labour of ten thousand days."
The last of life or liberty. "'.'
Our souls to their supreme delight!
Bears us to Christ our better life! 326 (2.P.) C. M. Furman 135. Sydenham 43.
Animated in prospect of Overcoming, Rev, ii. 11. 1 ROUSE, rouse my soul, and fight thy way,
1 Should earth and hell oppose ;
A match for all thy foes. i
And will his strength impart;
And cheer thy fainting heart, 3 A few successful struggles yet,
Then, not a conflict more;
On the celestial shore,.ii.
327 L. M." Martin's Lane 67. Portugal 97.
V Patron of souls, thy blood hath bought;
In realms of purity and love,
The honours of thy faithful name.
Thy 'ever constant care prevaild;" ??
When every mortal bond was broke.
The healing balm of all our woes ;
Trust thine omnipotence to save. :) 5 O may our spirits by thy hand
Be gather'd to that happy band,
Lose all remembrance of their pain , 6 In raptures there, divinely sweet,
Give us our kindred souls to meet, is
. ; ; DR, DODDRIDGE: 328 C. M. Evans's 190. Cambridge New 74. The Christian Warrior animated and crowned, Rev. ii. 10. 1 D ARK ! tis our heavenly Leader's voice
IL From his triumphant seat; :
'Midst all the war's tumultuous noise, ..' How powerful and how sweet! 2. Fight on, my faithful band, he cries, ini
Nor fear the mortal blow : . : Who first in such a warfare dies i
Shall speediest victory know. .,