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C. M. 1 THERE is a voice of sovereign grace
Sounds from the sacred word;
And trust upon the Lord.”
And runs to this relief;
Oh! help my unbelief.
Incarnate God, I fly;
From crimes of deepest die. & Stretch out thine arm, victorious King
My reigning sins sabdue;
With his apostate crew.
On thy kind arms I fall;
My Jesus, and my all!
L. M. 242.
Eternity. · ETERNITY is just at hand!
And shall I waste my ebbing sand: And careless view departing day,
And throw my inch of time away? 2 But an eternity there is
Of endless wo, or endless bliss;
We to eternity are bound. 3 What countless millions of mankind Haye left this fleeting world behind!
They're gone! but where?-ah, pause and see,
Gone to a long eternity.
In all the fiery deeps of hell;
(227.) C. M.
Tis mercy speaks to-day;
From sin's destructive way.
peace; A thousand stings within your breast
Deprive your souls of ease.
Why will you persevere?
Shut up in black despair?
Renouncing ev'ry sin;
(228.) L. M.
Amidst a thousand trifling cares? While, in the various range of thought,
The one thing needful is forgot.
And famish an immortal mind;
To see you spurn a heav'nly crown?
Awaken'd conscience gives you pain:
And shall they join their pleas in vain? 4 Not so your dying eyes shall view
Those objects, which ye now pursue.
When the decisive hour is near.
'To fix conviction on the heart.
Who may be say'd, shall I,
Through sin for ever die?
With whom I once did live,
A blessing to receive:
Dragg'd to the judgment-seat,
My fearful doom to meet?
Must I in toiments dwell?
And blow the flames of hell!
For still his wrath delays;
And offers me his grace.
From every sin depart;
And render him my heart.
7 I will improve what I receive, The
grace through Jesus given; Sure, if with God on earth I live, To live with God in heaven.
L. M. 246. Youth and Judgment, Eccl. xi. 9.
sons of Adam, vain and young,
Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue, Taste the relights your souls desire, And give a loose to all your fire: Pursue the pleasures you design, And cheer your liearts with songs and wine, Enjoy the day of mirth; but kuow
There is a day of judgment too.
His book records your secret faults,
Must all appear before the sun.
Should strike your hearts with terror throughs Ilow will ye stand before his face,
Or answer for his injur'd grace?
From these alluring vanities;
C. M. 247.
Death and Eternity. STOOP down, my thoughts, that us’d to rise, Think how a gasping mortal lies,
And pants away his breath.
His pulses faint and few,
3 But, О the soul that never dies!
At once it leaves the clay!
And track its wondrous way.
It mounts triumphing there,
In infinite despair.
And must this soul remove? O for some guardian angel nigh
To bear it safe above!
My naked soul I trust,
To drop into my dust.
PENITENCE OF THE AWAKENED
1. PRAYER FOR PENITENCE,
P. M. 248.
A Prayer for Seriousness.
of glorious majesty,
A sinner born to die!