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WORDS to pradise the Tunes on, that the Sacred Compositions may not be prophaned by Learners.
Or o'er the hills, or wat'ry bogs,
In hopes her lise to gain.
10. How doth the little busy bee
§* i.nPHE fun climbs up the sky,
X To give us light by day;
The moon at night sends forth her light,
To guide us in our way.
2. Hard names and threat'ning words,
That are but noify breath,
May grow to clubs and naked swords,
To murder and to death. . .
J13. Like leaves man's race is found,
Which, ev'ry year fupplies;
Now green, now with'ring on the ground
Successive, fall and rise.
5*4, 5- Gold oe8ets m brothers hate,
Gold in families debate;
Gold does friendship separate,
Gold does civil war create.
6. World adieu, thou real cheat!
Oft have thy deceitful charms
Fill'd my heart with fond conceit,
Foolish hopes and false alarms.
I 7. Foolifh vanity, farewel,
More inconstant than the wave!
Where thy foothing fancies dwell,
Purest tempers they deprave.
$ 8. See how the horse with thunder arm'd
The battle smells from far;
Quivers, and snorts, and paws the ground,
And laughing mocks the war.
* 9. The frighted hare close press'd by dogs
Flies nimbly o'er the plain;
-\In Sallsturj tune, for balUlujabsay, "have a cart".
Improve each shining hour; And gather honey all the day, From every op'ning flower!
11. Time, what an empty vapour 'tis!
And days how swift they are!
Swift as an Indian arrow flies,
Or like a shooting star.
12. In cottages and lonely cells,
Not beds of gold and down,
Sweet pleafing sleep delights to dwell,
And flies the monarch's crown.
X 15. Beauty like ice our steps betrays,
While pleased we slide on;
Who can tread fure in slipp'ry ways,
The dangers see and shun?
f 14. Our days run thoughtlessly along,
Without a moment's stay;
Just Hke a story or a fong,
We pass our lives away.
§ 15. He frowns, and darkness veils the moon;
The fainting fun grows dim at noon;
The pillars of heav'n's starry roof
Tremble and start at his reproof.
* 16. Awake, our fouls, away our sears,
Let ev'ry trembling thought be gone I
Awake, and run the heav'nly race,
And put a chearful courage on!
17. Content's the ricbjrs of th« mind;
Happy who can that treafure find!
But mifers starve amidst their store,
Brood o'er their gold and gripe for mor
18. How proud \ape are! how fond to shew
Our cloaths, and call them rich and new!
When the poor sheep and filk-worm wore
That very clothing long besore.
J iq. The murm'ring brooks, how smooth
Kissmg the banks on either fide!
While in their chrystal streams they shew
And seed the flow'rs which they bestow.
+ 20. How oft the noon, or midnight bell, Death's iron tongue, with folemn knell. On folly's errands as we roam, [home.
Knocks at our hearts, when we're from
21.0 tell me no more
Of this world's vain store;
The time for fuch trifles
With me now is o'er.
8—5 or 4—10 or 6—10.
22. For chearing our minds,
Charms crowd in their kinds;
That eye, or all ear,
We'd have a full share:
We see the fun rise
And climb up the skies;
The moon gives her light
-To guide us by night:
The stars, clouds and rain,
The hills, fields and plain,
The birds in the spring
Which fly, chirp, and fing.
4—6 and 4—4. or 2—8.
23.1 hear the sluggard's voice
Thus bitterly complain;
You've wak'd me with your noife,
And I must sleep again.
As hinged doors,
He, on his bed,
Turns round his fides
And heavy head.
2—6 and 8 doubled.
24. Who seast well take delight Their bills of fare to read;
They think by seeding well they're great: With plenty in their fight, They scorn the poor that need; But great's the worm, to whom they're meat.
25. For short measure double, join 1, 3.
26. For fix-sevens, or eight-sevens, jom 6, 7.
2—8, and 6 twice.
27. With Tubal's wretched fons no more
I prostitute my facred pow'r,
To please the fiends beneath;
Or modulate the wanton lay,
Or smooth with mufic's hand the way
To everlasting death.
We smile at florists and their joys,
And think them fond of idle toys;
But those, who figh for wealth or pow'r,
Are florists doating on a flow'r •
A fading flow'r, which oft has sprung
i^om fordid arts, as out of dung.
For common measure double, join 12, 14,
Long meafure double, or 8—8.
28. What in this lise, which foon must end, Can all our vain defigns intend?
From shore to more why should we run,
When none his tirefome self can shun /
For banesul care will still prevail,
And overtake us under fail;
'Twill dodge the great man's train behind,
Out-run the doe, outfly the wind.
CON T EN T S
HYMNS and SACRED POEMS,
MAN's fall and recovery, 65—The first and
fecand Adam. 66.
1 SfN—The cause of Christ's death, fl 157—
Deceitfulness of it, 4- 2jo—Temptation to it,
391—Custom in it, 187—The finner found
wanting 272, and warned of death, 341—Con-
viction by the law, f 198—Correction for it,
99—Indignation against it 420, 431—To be
purged away by Christ, 429, * 430—Satan re-
pulsed, 335_Beb'ging pardon of it, J 36, f 83,
^4i t i93< t *49—Hoping for it, and unhappy
'till obtained, f 141, 4- 360; and asking the
way to Sion, j 73—The penitent pardoned,
*4J. I 3o3. t 397) X 439.and accepted, 45—
The backslider returned, 69—Dead to it, 283.
HUMAN FRAlLTY—And folly, f 146—
M.tnifvlted by man's vanity and mortality, 28a
—Bewailed, 4, f 6—Opposition, of flesh and
spirit, f 34.9 Complaints of inconstancy,
m 154, ingrat tude, 164, hardness of heart,
^! 220, love of riches, 67, 378, spiritual sloth,
+ 214. unfruitfulness, ignorance and unfmcti-
fi^d assections, fl 191, and that there is no rest
on earth 67, 210—A general self-examination,
j8, and admonition, 44.
THE GOSPEL—Or new testament J 427,
J 438—Its times blessed, * 139—Its call to all
m general, f 4. J 53, I", X 13*. § 180, 244,
291 — Sufficiency of pardon by it, % 377—Pow-
er of it, 322—Its different success', 51—Bold-
ness in it, 281, and begging a blesfing on its mi-
nisters, 300 (See ordination hymns)—And the
holy scriptures, 176, § 241.
REPENTANCE From God's patience,
IT 10—At the cross t 252—In the returning
prodigal, 35—Requesting pardon, J 36,"+ 83,
T 84, and reverential hope of it, t 361—Joy in
Heaven for a repenting finner, * 274, 371,
3 455—A penitent pirdoned, J 397 God
dwells with the humble and penitent, § 228.
FAITH 77, i;,-—A living and de.id one,
aia^trusting in God, 20, 312, and dispelling
**. 11—Assisted by sense, 222—Its triumph
V-Banitfiing unbelies, *6.
CHURCH—Sinai and Sion, 135—Blessings of
a gospel one, * 251, and that God may savour
it, 261—Accepting a penitent, 45, and back-
slider, 69—Seeking the pastures, J 325—A vi-
fion of Christ's kingdom, § 209—Its delight in
God, % 2I9—God its glory and desence, 113,
* 143—Christ appearing to it, 321, his love to
it, and the foul's jealousy of her's, J 375—r—
Christ dwells in heaven, but vifits on earth,
PEOPLE of God election of them ex-
cludes boasting, 47—The christian, 374 A
new creation, 11, with the old, 98—Devoted
to God, 194, and will serve him, J 5—Joysul
in their covenant, * 250—Their characters,
19 140, and general defires 116; the beati-
tudes, 37, love of wisdom! 323, and care to
improve their time, 94—Not anxious about
futurities, 196—Decently grave, 34, and ho-
nouring magistrates, .§75—Observant of the
duty of private judgment, J 156, and charita-
ble judgment, 7—Desiring a goad heart, % 145,
or conscience, 370, and having it, J 197—As
ministers, ic8, 184, 281, 300, 389—As mar-
tyrs glorified, § 317—As soldiers, 23, § 294—
As p"ace-makers, 39—As travellers, 177, 203,
and pilgrims, * 189—encouraging each other,
55, 56, s8, 59—Their race, * 22, § 121.
LOVE—In heaven and earth, 38—The chris-
tian's, % 183—Its general objects, X 116—To
God, 114, X 3'o, and Christ, 155, J 169,253,
X 410, * 414, J 421—Peter's love, J 70—A
saint will love God and fouls, J 86, 248, ;o?—
And hatred, 38, 232, J 238 Rapturous,
§ 200—Rifing to God, § 240, and heaven,
J 276, t 339' t 343—Mercy, J 29, an l reliev-
ing Christ in his members, X 171—Their liber-
ality rewarded, 40—A charity hymn, 40, 202.
RELIGION, or true worship, (see praife)—
The fource of peace, 178—Secret, § 80 -
Humble, 107—With love, % 85, and vain with-
out it, 109—The christian, it excellency, 115.
179, and the benefit of its being early received,
387—With good works, 138, 342, content-