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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;
And thick sulphureous vapeurs rise. 3 Conscience, the never dying worin,
With constant torture gnaws the heart,
Inflame the wounds, increase the smart. 4 The wretches rave, o’erwhelm'd with wo,
And bite their everlasting chains;
Resentment but augments their pains.
Hopeless, in all these pains to lie;
And ever dying, never die!
Who seeks thy pard’ning, cleansing blood;
S. M. 1751. The final Şentence and Misery of the
Wicked. Matt. xxv. 41. 1
AND will the Judge descend?
And from his righteous lips
Shall this dread sentence sound;
Depart from me, accurs'd,
Wherè miercy never came.' i How will my heart endure
T'he terrors of that day;
Astonish'd, shrink away?
The mansions of the dead;
What joyful tidings spread!
Whose wrath ye cannot bear';
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.
DISMISSIONS AND DOXOLOGIES.
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Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Oh, refresh us!
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May thy presence
Us from earth to call away;
May we, ready,
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
of grateful praise.
But there is yet a happier shore;
Dear brethren, we shall meet again. 3 Now to our God, the Three in One,
Be everlasting glory done;
ye, his saints, the sound again,
L. M. 754.
The Peace of God shall keep, &c "THE peace which God alone reveals,
And by his word of grace imparts,
Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts 2 And may the holy Three in One,
The Father, Word, and Comforter,
Our faithful, unchangeable friend;
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.
Great God, attend our pray’r;
Of ev'ry person here.
On Zion's holy ground;
Where all thy saints are bound.
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.
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THANKS for mercies past receive;
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.
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.
Thou dost our lives and pow'rs. sustavu,
'Thy counsels and thy gracious care. $ To thee we now commit our ways,
And still implore thy heav'nly grace;
And guard and guide us still as thine. 4 Give us, in thy beloved house,
Again to pay our grateful vows;
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
And Spirit be ador'd,