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And lo! we see the vast reward,
Which waits us in the skies! 5 O let our hearts and mind
Where all our labours end! / 6 Where all our toils are o’er,
Our suff'rings and our pain;
Shall never part again. 7 O happy, happy place,
Where saints and angels meet;
And all our brethren greet. 8 To gather home his own,
God shall his angels send,
, meet, Thy smiles are so divinely sweet,
We're loath to leave the place.
That we must part again;
With ev'ry one remain.
Bound with the cords of love;
Shall joyful meet above.
Shall then for ever fly;
Once interrupt our joy.
P. M. 651.
The same. FOR a season call?d to part,
Let us now ourselves commend To the gracious eye and heart
of our ever-present Friend. 2 Jesus, hear our humble prayer!
Tender Shepherd of thy sheep! Let thy mercy and thy care
All our souls in safety keep. s In thy strength may we be strong,
Sweeten every cross and pain: Give us, if we live, ere long
In thy peace to meet again * Then if thou thy help afford,
Ebenezers shall be rear'd;
(451.) C. M. 652
Advantages of religion in youth.
Receive instruction well;
The road that leads to hell. 2 'Tis easier work, if we begin
To serve the Lord betimes; While sinners, who grow old in sin,
Are harden'd by their crimes.
To mind religion young;.
And makes our virtue strong. 'To thee, almighty God! to thee
Our hearts we now resign:
5 Let the sweet work of pray'r and praiso
Employ our daily breath:
Or fit fur early death. 653.
(452.) L. M.
A call to the young:
Remember your Creator, God:
When you shall say, “my joys are gone.' % God from on high beholds your thoughts;
His book records your secret faults:
Must all appear before the sun. s Behold the aged sinner goes,
Laden with guilt and heavy woes,
With bitt’rest curses on his head. 4 The dust returns to dust again;
The soul, in agonies of pain,
But hears her doom, and sinks to hell, 5 God of the young! turn off their eyes,
From earth's alluring vanities;
L. M. 654.
Prayer for the children of the Chu ch, DEAR Saviour, if these lambs should stray.
From thy secure enclosure's bound; And, lur'd by worldly joys away,
Among the thoughtless crowd be found; 2 Remember still that they are thine,
That thy dear sacred name they bear,
'The sign of cov’nant grace they wear.
Remember all the pray’rs and tears,
Which made them consecrate to thee.
These eyes can weep for them no more,
(233.) S. M.
From thine exalted throne,
Thou call'st to be thy own.
By early cov’nant thine,
On ev'ry idol's shrine! 3 To indolence and pride
What piteous victims made!
And by their love betray’d. $ By pleasure's polish'd dart
What numbers here are slain!
In Mammon's golden chain! 50 let thine arm awake
And dash the idols down:
Thy treasure and thy crown. 6 Thee let the fathers own,
And thee the sons adore;
C. M. 656.
Qld Age. Isaiah xlvi. t.
My friends-my youtlı's companions gone,
Can I expect to stay?
Projects his awful dart)
Or virtile shield my heart?
On thee my hope depends:
While dust to dust descends.
(While angels guard the way,) With rapture haste to thine abode,
To dwell in endless day.
Thy love I'll then proclaim:
Their great Redeemer's name.
9. PARENTS AND CHILDREN.
C. M. 657.
Parents' Prayer for their Children. O that Ishmael might live before thee.-Gen. xvii. 18. THUS did the pious Abrah’m pray
For his beloved son:
His language make their own.
And have their heav'n in view; They are unhappy till they see
Their children happy too.
While tears in torrents flow;