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t CCCLXIII. Comfort in Sickness and Death.
i.. TT THEN sickness shakes the languid VV frame,
Each dazzling pleafure slies;
2. Then the tremendous arm of death
Its fatal sceptre shews; . And nature faints beneath the weight Of complicated woes.
3. The tott'ring frame of mortal lise
Shall crumble into dust;
4.. The man, whose pious heart is six'd
CCCLX1V. The Day of Vifitation.
I. TTT7HEN storms hang o'er the Christi
VV an's head,
He slies unto his God;
2. When soes without and lusts within
Jjeek to disturb his peace;
To God he makes his sorrows knows),
3. When winds of strong temptation blow, And floods of trouble roll;
God is the help and resuge too
4. But when tremendous terrors seize,
He seels a thoufand agonies,
X CCCLXV. Christ dwells in Heaven, hut •vifits on Earth.
i. \T7HEN strangers stand and hear ms VV tell
What beauties in my Sa vio Or dwell;
2. My best-beloved keeps his throne
[3. In vineyards planted by his hand.
4. He has ingrost my warmest love,
[5. He takes my soul e'er I'm aware,
6. O may my spirit daily rife
a 'Till T^ll death shall make my last remove To dwell for ever with my love !]
CCCLXVI. Rgdimption by Christ.
1 - \ 'K 7"HEN the first parents of our race
2. Infinite pity touch'd the heart
Os the eternal So N;
3. Afide the prince of glory threw
-His most divine array;
4. His living pow'r and dying love,
. Redeem'd unhappy men;
5.O for this love let rocks and hills
[6. Yes, we will praise Thee, dearest Lord,
[7. Thine honor snail for ever be
8. Angel? assist our mighty joys, •
CCCLXVII. Sickness and Recrjery.
1 • \ % 7 H E N we are rais'd from deep W Distress,
Our God deserves a fong;
2. The gates of the devouring gravo
Ate open'd wide in vain t
3: Pains of the flesh are wqnt t'abuse
4. We chatter with a swallow's voice,
5-Jehovah speaks the healing word,
6 If half the strings of lise should break,
CCCLXVIII. The Hazard os loving the
t.TTkTHERE-e'er my fktt'ring passions VV rove,
I find a lurking snare;
3. Souls whom the tie of friendship binds,
And partners of our blood,
Seize a large portion of our minds,
3. Nature has soft but pow'rful bands,
And reason she controuls;
4. Thoughtless they act th' old serpent's part;
What tempting things they be! Lord how they twine about our heart, And draw it osf from thee !.
5. Our hasty wills rush blindly on
Where rising passion rolls;
6. Dear sov'reign, break these setters osf,
And set our spirits free;
t CCCLX1X. Longing to he with Christ.
1. Where Jesus dwells my soul would be;
5. Come, ye angelic envoys, come,
4. That blifssul interview, how sVeet I
5. As with a Seraph's voice to sing! To sly as on a Chtrub's wing! Persorming with unweary'd hands
The present Saviour's high commands!
6. Yet, with these prospects full in sight,
CCCLXX. A good Conscience.
i. T X 7HILE some in solly's pleafures roll;
VV And seek the joys which-hurt the Be ours that silent calm repast, [soul;
A peacesul Conscience to the last!
2. With this companion in the shade,
3. Though heav'n asflict, we'll not complain;
4. Amidst the various scenes of ills
5. His hand will smooth our rugged way,
CCCLXXI. Joy in Heaven for a resenting
Sinner. i. XXTHO can describe the joys that rife VV Thro' all the courts of F.sradise, To see a prodigal returns To see an heir of glory born?
2.With joy the Father doth approve
3-The Spirit takes delight to view
\ CCCLXXII. Worshipping •with Fear.
I. XTTTHO dares attempt th' eternal name
a. Destruction waits t' obey his frown,
[3 Celestial King our spirits lie
4. When shall we see the great Unknown,
[5. In Thee what endless wonders meets
6. Angels are lost in sweet furprize,
If Thou unveil Thy grace;
7. When mercy joins with majesty
To spread their beams abroad;
Not all the fairest minds on high
8. Thv works the strongest seraph fings
9 Created pow'rs, how weak they be!
CCCLXXIII. The Humiliation and Exaltation os Christ.
1. THTTHO has believ'd Thy Word,
VV Or Thy falvation known?
2. The "Jews csteem'd Him here
Sorrows His chies acquaintance were, •
3. They turn their eyes away,
But'twas their gries upon Him lay,
4. 'Twas for the stubborn Jsws
The God of justice pleas'd to bruise
5. "Hut I'll prolong his days,
"AruHnake his kingdom stand,
[6. "His joyful foul sh'all see
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[7. "Ten thoufand captive (lav??, "Releas'd from death and fin, "Shall quiftheir prifons and their graves; "And own His pow'r civine.} [8. "Heav'n lhall advance my So N "To joys that earth deny'd; "Who faw the follies men had done, "And bore their fins and dy'd.j
CCCLXXIV. The Christian. 7s.
'HO is as the christian great?
5. Who is as the christian wise?
«. Who is as the christian blest?
4.E rth ard Heaven together meet,
3. Lo-!-his cloathing is the Sun,
He hath put falvation on,
6. Lo.! He seeds on living bread,
.j. Angels here his servants are,
To his throne of glory bear,
8. Who shall gain that heavenly height?
% CCCLXXV. Christ's Live and the Soul's Jealoasy os her own.
[•• \X7''0 is this fair one in distress, W That travels from the wile'erness t And, press'd with forrows and with fins, On her beloved Lord she leans?
2. This is the spouse of Christ our God, Bought with the treafures of His blood; And her request and her complaint,
Is but the voice of every faint.]
3. " G let my name engraven stand,
"Both on Thy heart and on Thy hand:
A . " Stronger than death thy love is known,
5. " But I am jealous of my heart,
"Lest it should once from Thee depart;
6. " 'Till thou hast brought me to thy home, "Where sears and doubts can never come; "Thy count'nance let me often see,
"And often Thou shalt hear from me.
7. " Come my beloved, haste away,