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2. PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED.

L. M. 750.

Hell.—Mark ix. 48. 1 HELL! tisa word of dreadful sound;

It chills the heart and shocks the earg It spreads a sickly damp around,

And makes the guilty quake with fear, % Far from the utmost verge of day,

Its frightful, gloomy region lies;
Fierce flames anidst the darkness play,

And thick sulphureous vapeurs rise. 3 Conscience, the never dying worin,

With constant torture gnaws the heart,
And wo and wrath, in ev'ry form,

Inflame the wounds, increase the smart. 4 The wretches rave, o’erwhelm'd with wo,

And bite their everlasting chains;
But with their rage their torments grow,

Resentment but augments their pains.
5 Sad world indeed! what heart can bear,

Hopeless, in all these pains to lie;
Rack'd with vexation, grief, despair,

And ever dying, never die!
6 'Lord, save a guilty soul from hell,

Who seeks thy pard’ning, cleansing blood;
O let me in thy kingdom dwell,
To praise my Saviour and my God.”

S. M. 1751. The final Şentence and Misery of the

Wicked. Matt. xxv. 41. 1

AND will the Judge descend?
And not a single soul escape
His all-discerning eyes!

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And from his righteous lips

Shall this dread sentence sound;
And, through the numerous guilty throng,
Spread black despair around?

Depart from me, accurs'd,
To everlasting flame,
For rebel-angels first prépar'd;

Wherè miercy never came.' i How will my heart endure

T'he terrors of that day;
When earth and heaven, before his face;

Astonish'd, shrink away?
5 But ere that trumpet shakes

The mansions of the dead;
Ilark, from the gospel's cheering sound,

What joyful tidings spread!
Ye sinners, seek his grace,

Whose wrath ye cannot bear';
Fly to the shelter of his cross,

And find salvation there. 7

So shall that curse remove,

Bý which the Saviour bled; And the last awful day shall pour

His blessings on your head.

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DISMISSIONS AND DOXOLOGIES.

DISMISSIONS.

752.

P. M. | , us

Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, tly love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace;

Oh, refresh us!
Trav'lling through this wilderness.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:

May thy presence
With us evermore be found.
3 So, whene'er the signal's giv'n,

Us from earth to call away;
Borne on angels' wings to heav'n,
Glad to leave our cumb'rous clay,

May we, ready,
Rise and reign in endless day!

L. M. 753. Dismission, or, a parting Hymn' CHRISTIANS and brethren! ere we part

Join ev'ry voice and ev'ry heart; One solemn hymn to God we'll raise, One final

song

of grateful praise.
2 Christians! we here may meet no more,

But there is yet a happier shore;
And there, released from toil and pain,

Dear brethren, we shall meet again. 3 Now to our God, the Three in One,

Be everlasting glory done;
Raise

ye, his saints, the sound again,
Ye nations, join the loud Amen.

L. M. 754.

The Peace of God shall keep, &c "THE peace which God alone reveals,

And by his word of grace imparts,
Which only the believer feels,

Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts 2 And may the holy Three in One,

The Father, Word, and Comforter,
Pour an ahindant blessing down
On every soul assembled here!

755.

P. M.
THIS God is the God we adore,

Our faithful, unchangeable friend;
Whose love is as large as his pow'r,

And neither knows measure nor end; 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last,

Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home; We'll praise him for all that is past,

And trust him for all that's to come.

S. M. 756.

Dismission.
1
ONCE more, before we part,

Great God, attend our pray’r;
And seal the gospel on the heart

Of ev'ry person here.
And if we meet no more,

On Zion's holy ground;
O may we reach that blissful shore,

Where all thy saints are bound.

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P. M. 757.

At parting. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. MAY the grace of Christ, our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favour,

Rest upon us from above. % Thus may we abide in union,

With each other and the Lord: And possess, in sweet communion,

Joys which earth cannot afford.

758. (380.) P. M.

THANKS for mercies past receive;
Teach us henceforth how to live,
With eternity in view.

2 Bless thy word to old and young;.

Grant us, Lord! thy peace and love; And when life's short course is run, Take us to thy house above.

L. M. 759.

(381.)

The Christian farewell. 1 THY presence, everlasting God!

Wide through all nature spreads abroad: Thy watchful eyes, which never sleep,

In ev'ry place thy children keep.
2 While near each other we remain,

Thou dost our lives and pow'rs. sustavu,
When sep’rate, we rejoice to share

'Thy counsels and thy gracious care. $ To thee we now commit our ways,

And still implore thy heav'nly grace;
Still cause thy face on us to shine,

And guard and guide us still as thine. 4 Give us, in thy beloved house,

Again to pay our grateful vows;
Or, if that joy no more be known,
Give us to meet around thy throne.

DOXOLOGIES. 760.

L. M.
O God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Be honour, praise, and glory given,
By all on earth, and alt in heaven.

To

761.

C. M.
NOW let the Father and the Son

And Spirit be ador'd,
Where there are works to make him known,
Or saints to love the Lord:

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