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CCCLXXVI. The Triumph of Faith. 1 . TXTHO shall the Lor D's elect condemn? ▼ V 'Tis God that justisies their souls; And mercy, like a mighty stream, O'er all their sins divinely rolls.
2. Who shall adjudge the faints to hell? 'Tis Christ that suirFer'd in their stead; And, the falvation to fulsil,
Behold him rising from the dead!
3. He lives, He lives, and sits above,
4 Shall persecution or distress,
5. Faith hath an over-coming pow'r,
6 Not all that men on earth can do,
Nor Pow'rs on high, nor pow'rs below, Shall cause His mercy to remove, [love. Or wean our hearts from Christ- our
% CCCLXXVII. Sufficiency of Pardon.
i . 'V\7'HY does your face, ye humble souls, * V Those mournsul colours wear? What doubts ?.re. these that wasteyour faith, And nourifh your despair?
2. What tho' your num'rou1; sms exceed
3. What tho'your mighty guilt beyond
5. It rises high and drowns the hills,
'T has neither shore nor bound: Now if we search to sind our sins, Our sins can ne'er be sound.
6. Awake our hearts, adore the grace
That buries all our faults;
CCCLXXVIII. Worldly Anxiety res row J.
i. \X/HY do I thus perplex
W My lise, a breath of air, With sears of distant ills; and vex My heart with fruitless care?
2. Can thought and toil increase
Why waste 1 then my^time, my peace,
3. These covetous desires,
To them whose hope at death expires,
4. Will he whose bounty gave
Vv ho sorm'd my nature apt to crave.
Rehold the flow'rs that grow,
The tribes that wing the sky.
Then let to-morrow's cares
To nobler work applied
f CCCLXXIX, The Death and Burial os a
1. t T 7HY do we mourn departing friends?
W Or shake at death's alarms?
2. Are we not tending upward too
As fast Ps time can move?
Up to the Lo Rd our slesh shall fly
6.Then let the last loud trumpet found,
,. TT THY should the children of
2. Dost Thou not dwell in all the faints,
And seal the heirs of heav'n f
3. Assure my Conscience of her part
In the Redeemer's blood; And bear thy witness with my heart, That lam botn of God. •
4. Thou art the earnest of his love,
The pledge of joys to come:
And thy foft wings, celestial dove,
Will fase convey me honte.
t CCCLXXXI. The End os tb.e World.
1.-T T THY should this earth delight us so
2. Whiletime his sharpest teeth prepares Our comforts to devour; '«
There is a land above the stars,
3- Nature shall be dissolv'd and die,,
4.. When will that glorious morning rise?
CCCLXXXII. Christ'* Presence makes Peatb eas,.
HY should we start and sear to die?
2. The pains,' the groans, and dying strise
3. O, if my Lord would come and meet, My soul should stretch her wings in haste, Fly searless thro' death's iron gate,
Nor seel the terrors as she past!
4. Je s rj s, can make a dying bed
CCCLXXXIII. Names and Titles of Christ. 4—6s. and 4—4 or 2—8.
[i.T,T7ITH cheaifol voice I sing VV The titles of my I^ord ;.
And borrow all the names
Of Honor from his word:
2. In Jesus we behold
Th' Eternal God's
3. The sov'reign Kino of Kings, The Lord of Lords most high, Writes his own name upon
His garment and his thigh; .
4. Where promifes and grace
Awakes his wrath,
5. Rut when sor works os peace
Light of the •world,
6. Immense compassion reign*
When he descends to act
A Mediator's part:' '"
He is a Friend,
And Brother too;
7. At length the Lord, the Judge
Then shall the faints
The heights and depths
Of all his love.
t CCCLXXXIV. Christ's Compassion U the
•weak and tempted. 2. "\T 7ITH joy we meditate the grace V V Of cur high-priest above ; . His heart is made of tenderness,His bowels melt with love.
2. Touch'd with a sympathy within,
He knows our seeble frame;
3. But spotless, innocent and pure
The great Redeemer stood;
4. He, in the days of seeble flesh,
Pour'd out his cries and tears •
£5. He'll never quench the smoaking flax,
6. Then let our humble faith address
CCCLXXXV. Farewel to the World 7s.
1, "f T70RLD adieu, thou real cheat!.
i. Vain thy ers'ertaining fights,
3. Farewel honor's empty pride *
4. Foolifh Vanity, farewel,
. Where thy foothing fancies dwell,
5. Never sha.ll my wand'ring mind
6. Lord, how happy is a heart.
CCCLXXXVI. Universal Praise.
1. "^TE boundless realms of joy
X Exalt your Ma t E R's fame t
His praife your fongs employ Above the starry frame. Your voices raife, ye Cherubim' And Seraphim to fing His praife.
. Let all the nations sear
The God that rules above;
The people He brings near,
And gives to taste his love;
While earth and Iky attempt his praife,
His faints should raise his honors high.
CCCLXXXVII. The Advantages os early
i. T7 E happy youth whose early years
2. When we devote our youth to God,
'Tis pleafing in his eyes;
3. 'Tis eafier work if we begin
To sear the Lord betimes; While finners that grow old in fin
Are harden'd in tneir crimes. L. 'Twill save us from a thoufand snares,
To mind religion young ; , Grace will preserve our foil'wing years,
And make our virtue strong
The name all-victorious
2. The waves of the sea
In Jesus rejoice:
3. Men, Devils engage,
4. God ruleth on high
5. Salvation to God,
'Let all cry aloud,