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To form a life, whose holy springs
Are hidden and divine.
His God in secret sees.
He dwells in heav'nly peacc. * His pleasures rise from things unseen,
Beyond this world and time, Where neither eyes nor ears have been,
Nor thoughts of mortals climb, 5 He looks to heav'n's eternal hill,
To meet that glorious day,
And call his soul away.
370. (268.) S. M.
The trembling heart invade,
A universal shade:
The tempest of the soul ;
At her divine control.
Her hand unerring leads;
A cheering lustre sheds.
Flow pow'rful is thine aid !
And find thy sweet relief,
(270.) L. M. 371. The glorious prospects of faith, THERE is a glorious
world on high, Resplendent with eternal day; Faith views the blissful prospect nigh,
While God's own word reveals the way g T'here shall the fav'rites of the Lord
With never-fading lustre shine.
Conferr'd on man by love divine,
Who learn and keep the sacred road!
To turn rebellious hearts to God;
Where erring folly thoughtless rovess
Which Jesus taught and God approyer, The shining firmament shall fade,
And sparkling stars resign their light. But these shall know nor change nor shade,
For ever fair, for ever bright, 6 On wings of faith and strong desire,
O may our spirits daily rise; And reach at last the shining choir,
In the bright mansions of the skies!
372. (304.) C. M.
To mansions in the skies!
With undesiring eyes. % In vain soft pleasure spreads her charms,
And throws her silken chain;
3 He knows, that all these glittring things
Must yield to sure decay;.
How swift they flee away!
A beam of sacred light
All permanent and bright.
Those blissful scenes on high Shall ftourish in immortal bloom,
When time and nature die.
2. COMMUNION WITH CHRIST, AND LOVE TO HIM.
C. M. 373.
Christ precious. 1 Pet. jis 7.
In a believer's ear!
And drives away his fear.
And calms the troubled breast; 'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
Although with sin defil'd;
And I am own'd a child.
And cold my warmest thought;
I'll praise thee as I ought.
With every fleeting breath;
P. M. 374.
Sitting at Jesus' feet. SWEET the moments, rich in blessing, Life, and health, and peace possessing,
From the sinner's dying Friend: 3 Love and grief my heart dividing,
With my tears his feet I'll bathe; Constant still in faith abiding,
Life deriving from his death. 8 Truly blessed is this station
Low before his cross I'll lie; While I see divine compassion
Floating in his languid eye; * Here I'll sit-forever viewing
Mercy streaming in his blood: Precious drops, my soul bedewing,
Plead and claim my peace with God
C. M. 'FAR from
the world, O Lord, I flee, From strife and tumult far; From scenes where Satan wages still
His most successful war:
With pray’r and praise agree:
For those who follow thee.
And grace her mean abode,
She does commune with God!
Her solitary lays;
C. M. 376.
Evening twilight 1 I LOVE to steal awhile away
From every cumb'ring care, And spend the hours of setting day
In humble, grateful prayer. 2 I love in solitude to shed
The penitential tear,
Where none but God can hear, $ I love to think on mercies past,
And future good implore,
On him whom I adore.
Of brighter scenes in heav'n;
While here by tempests drivin.
May its departing ray,
And lead to endless day.
P. M. 377..
•For closer Communion with God. P. xxiil I THOU Shepherd of Israel divine,
The joy and desire of my heart,
I long to reside where thou art:
Where all, who their Shepherd obey,
And screen'd from the heat of the day. 2 Ah! show me that happiest place,
The place of thy people's abode, Where saints in an ecstasy gaze, And hang on a crucified Godly