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(231.) S. M. 212.
The blessedness of the righteous and tl .
misery of the wicked. 1
man is ever blest,
Who shuns the sinners' ways; Amongst their councils never stands,
Nor takes the scorner's place. 2 But makes the law of God
His study and delight, Amidst the labours of the clay,
And watches of the night. 3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root;
His works are heav'nly fruit. 4 Not so th' ungodly race,
They no such blessings find;
Before the driving wind.
Before that judgment-seat,
In full assembly meet?
The way the righteous go:
L. M. -13,
Svil of sin.
Naked does every heart behold;
Aral others know and see it there
In ev'ry feeling, every thought;
How envy and revenge would flame!
urge another on,
A living death, to form a hell;
T'he worst of plagues the tongue can tel 5 Unveil'd! and naked ev'ry heart
Before the judgment seat must stand,
But meet a death from its own hand. 5 The fiery lake must hotter grow
From the fierce clash of sinful souls;
C. M. 214.
Now I begin to see:
What murderous things they be!
That thy fair body tore?
With floods of purple gore!
My dearest Lord was slain,
And put his soul to pain?
I'll wound my God no more;.
5 Furnish me, Lord, with heavenly arms
From grace's magazine, And I'll proclaim eternal war With every darling sin.
C. M. 215.We must be born again. Joha iii. 7. SINNERS, this solemn truth regard! Hear, all
ye sons of men; For Christ, the Saviour, hath declar'd,
“ Ye must be born again."
The sinner's boast is vain;
“ Ye must be born again.”
The heart a sink of sin;
“ Ye must be born again.”
And flesh it will remain; 'Then marvel not that Jesus saith,
“ Ye must be born again.”]
And breathe on sinners slain;
That we are born again.
To trust and love thy word;
Prove we are born of God.
TRE SINNER'S HELPLESSNESS.
C. M. 216.The successful Resolve. Esth. iv. 16. COME, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve,
Come, with your guilt and fear opprest,
And make this last resolve:
Hath like a mountain rose;
Whatever may oppose:
And there my guilt confess;
Without his sovereign grace:
Perhaps will hear my prayer;
And perish only there. 6 “I can but perish if I go,
I am resolv'd to try;
I must for ever die.”
When I the King have tried,
As sinner never died.
VANITY AND UNCERTAINTY OF LIFE.
L. M. 217. • Life the Day of Grace and Hope, Eccl. ix.
4, 5, 6, 10. 1 LIFE is the time to serve the Lord,
The time t’ensure the great reward; And while the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return.
To 'scape from hell, and fly to heaven;
Secure the blessings of the day.
They have no share in all that's done
Beneath the circuit of the sun.
My hands with all your might pursue,
Nor faith, nor hope beneath the ground 5 There are no acts of pardon past
In the cold grave to which we haste,
L. M. 218
To-duy. Heb. iv. 7. 1 HASTEN, O sinner, to be wise,
And stay not for the morrow's sun 'The longer wisdom you despise
The harder is she to be won. 2 Oh, hasten, mercy to implore,
Ánd stay not for the morrow's sun, For fear thy season should be o'er
Before this evening's course be run. 3 Hasten, O sinner, to return,
And stay not for the morrow's sun, For fear thy lamp should fail to burn
Before the edful work is done. 4 Hasten, O sinner, to be blest,
And stay not for the morrow's sun,
C. M. 219. The rich worldling. Luke xii. 16– a 1 “MY
barns are full, my stores increase;
And now for many years,
Secure from wants and fears."