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l. 0 that the happy hour were come,
To change my faith to sight!
I shall behold my Lo RD at home
In a diviner light.

3- Haste, my Beloved, and remove
These interposing days;
Then shall my passions all be love,
And all my pow'rs be praife.

X CLV1. The Duty of private Judgment.

IMPOSTURE shrinks from light,
And dreads a curious eye:
Thy doctrines, Lord, the test invite;
They bid us search and try.

i- Lord, to thy word • we bring
A meek, enquiring mind;
And, joysul at falvation's spring
Resreshing truth we sind.

3. With understanding blest,
Created to be free,

Our faith on man we dare not rest
Subject to none but Thee.

4. Olord, our spirit lead,
With soundest knowledge sill;

From noxious error guard our creed
From prejudice our will.

5. The truth once leam'd impress
With favor on our heart;

And, help us sirmly to prosels
'Gainst all seducing art.

1i CLVH. Look on him -whom they have pierced, and mourn'.

i. INFINITE Gries! amazing woe 1 .*. Behold my bleeding Lord!

Hell and the Jews conspir'd his death,

And us'd the Roman sword,
a- Oh the sharp pangs of smarting pain

My dear Redeemer bore;
When knotty whips and ragged thorns

His facred body tore!

3. But knotty whips and ragged thorns

In vain do I accuse;

In vain I blame the Roman bands,

And the more spitesul Jews.

4.'Twere you, my sins, my cruel sins,

His chies tormentors were;

Each of my crimes became a nail,

And unbelies the spear.

5. 'Twere you that pull'd the vengeance down

Upon His guiltless head:
Break, break my heart! oh burst mine eyes,
And let my sorrows bleed!

6. Strike, mighty Grace, my slinty soul,

Till melting waters flow;
And deep repentance drown mine eyes.
In undissembled woe.

CLVI1I. Good Works, {a)

I.TN vain men talk of living faith/
i- When all their works exhibit death }
When they indulge some sinsul view
In all they say and all they do.

2. The true believer sea^s the Lord,
Obeys his precepts, keeps his word,
Commits his works to God alone,
And seeks His will besore his own.

3. A barren tree, that bear's no fruit,
Brings no great glory to its root:


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(a) Mr. J. Hart's hymns, p. i99.

When en the boughs rich fruit we see,
"Tis then we cry, "A goodly tree!"

M. Never did men by faith divine
To selsishness or sloth incline:
The christian works with all his pow'r,
And grieves that he can work no more.

% CLIX: Longing sur Christ

I. TN vain the dusky night retires,
i- And fullen shadows sly:

In vain the morn with purple light
Adorns the eastern sky:

2. In vain the gaudy rising fun

The wide horizon gilds';
Comes glitt'ring o'er the silver streams,
'And chears the dewy sields:

.j. In vain,' difpensing vernal sweets,
The morning breezes play;
In vain the birds with chearsul songs
Salute the new-born day:

4. In vain! unless my Saviour's face

These gloomy clouds cevntroul;
And dissipate the fullen shades
That press my drooping soul.

5. O! visit'then thy servant, Lor D,

With favor from on high;
Arise, my bright immortal fun!
And all these shades will die.

6. When, when shall I behold thy fa'ce,

All radiant and serene;
Without these envious dnsky clouds
That make a veil between!

7. When shall that long-expected day

Of facred vifion be;
When my impatient soul slaall make
A near approach to Thee?

. f CLX. The rich Sinner dying.

l.TN vain the wealthy mortals toil,
i- And heap their shining dust in vain;
Look down and scorn the humble poor,
And boast their lofty hills of gain.

2. Their golden cordials cannot ease
Their pained hearts or aching heads;
Nor fright nor bribe approaching-death
From glitt'ring roofs and downy beds,

3. The ling'ring, the unwilling, foul
The difmal fummons must obey;
And bid a-long, a fad, farewell
To the pale lump of liseless clay.

4. Thence they are huddled to the graves
Where kings and Jlaves have equal thrones;
Their bones without distinction lie
Amongst the heap of meaner bones.

CLXI. Parting tuiih carnal Joysf

i. T Send the joys of earth away,' J- Away ye tempters of the mind; False as the smooth deceitful sea,

, And empty as the whistling wind.'

2. Your streams were floating me along the gulph of black despair;
And whilst I lister.'d to your song;
Your streams had e'en convey'd me there.

3. Lord, I adore Thy matchless grace,
That warn'd me of that dark abyss;
That drew me from those treach'rous seas,
And bid me seek fuperior blifs

4. Now to the mining realms above,

I stretch my hands, and glance mine eyes;
O sor the pinions of a dove,
To bear me to the upper skies J

5- There

5. Therefrom the bofom of my God,
Oceans of endless pleafure roll;
There would I fix my last abode,
And drown the forrows of my foul.

•• CLX1I. Christ'* Death, ViSory, and Dominion.

1. T SING my S A v 10 u R's wond'rous death; i- He conquer'd when he sell:

'' 'Tis finish'd," faid his'dying breath, And /Look the gates of hell.

2. " 'Tis finish'd," our Emmanuel cries,

The dreadful Work is done;
Hence shall His fov'reign throne arise,
His kingdom is begun.

3. His cross a fure foundation laid

For glory and renown;
When thro' the regions of the dead,
He pass'd to reach the crown.

4. Exalted at his F A T H « R 's fide

Sits our victorious Lo Rd;
To heav'n and hell his hands divide
The vengeance or reward.

5. The faints from his propitious eye,

Await their several crowns; And all the fons of darkness fly The terror of His frowns.

* CLXIII. God's Attributes and Providence.

1. T SING th' almighty fotu'r of God,
A That bade the mountains rise;
That spread the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty Ikies.

2.I fing the wifdom that ordain'd
The fun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at his command,
And all the stars obey.

j. I fing the goodness of the Lord,
That fill'd the earth with food;
He form'd the creatures with his word,
And then pronounc'd them good.

4- Lord, how thy wonders are display'd,
Where'er I turn mine eyes;
If I furvey the ground I tread,
Or gaze upon the Iky!

5. There's pot a plant or flow'r below

But makes Thy glories known 5
And clouds arise and tempest* blow
By order from Thy throne.

6. Creatures, as num'rous as they be,

Are fubject to Thy care;
There's not a place where we can flee,
But God is present there.

7. His hand is my perpetual guard;

He keeps me with his eye;
Why mould I then forget the Lord
Who is for ever nigh?

fl CLXIV. A Complaint os Ingratitude.

1. TS this the kind return,

-1- And these the thanks we owe, Thus to abuse eternal love, Whence a]l our Westings flow }

2. To what a stubborn frame
Has fm reduc'd our mind?

What strange rebellious wretches we,
And G o D as strangely kind?

[3. On us He bids the fun
Shed his reviving rays;
For us the skies their circles run
To lengthen out our days.

4. The brutes obey their God,
And bow their aecks to men,;

But we, more base,more brutish things,
Reject His easy reign.J

5. Turn, turn us, mighty God,
And mould our souls afresh;

Break, sov'reign grace, these .hearts of stone,
And give us hearts of fleih!

6. Let old ingratitude
Provoke our weeping eyes;

And hourly as new mercies fall,'
Let hourly thanks arife!

X CLXV. Longing for Glorjr.

t. TERUSALEM, my happy home,
J When shall I go to thee }
When shall my labors have an end,
Thy joys that I may see?

2. Thy gates are richly set with pearls,

Most glorious to behold!
Thy walls are all of precious stone,
Thy streets are pav'd with gold!

3. Thy gardens and thy pleafant fruits,

Continually are green;
There are fuch sweet and pleafant slow'rs,
As ne'er besore were seen.

4. If beav'n W thus glorious, Lord,

Why am I kept from thence?

What solly is't that makes me loth

To die, and go from hence I

5. For there my dear Redeemer dwells,

Him would I gladly see!
And all my friends in Gh R I S T below,
Will soon come after me.

6. Reach iJojvn, O Lo Kd, Thy arm of grace,

And help me to ascend,
Where the assemblies ne'er break up,
And febbaths ne'er will end.

X CLXVI. To begin Worship.

i. TESU, attend, Thyself reveal!
J Are we not met in thy great name?
Thee in the midst we wait'to seel,
We wait to catch the spreading flame.

2. Thou God, that answerest by sire,
The spirit of burning now impart;
And let the flames of pure desire
Rise from the altstr of our heart.

3. Truely our sellowship below
With Thee and with thy father is;
In Thee eternal lise we know,
And heav'n's unutterable blifs.

4. In part we only know Thee here,
But wait thy coming from above;
And we shall then behold Thee near,
And we shall all be lost in love.

CLXVII. At the sarting os Friends. 4—6 and 2—8. i. ¥ESU5, accept the praife

J That to Thy name belongs,
Matter of all our lays,
Subject of all our songs;
Thro' Thee we now together came,
And part exulting ia Thy name!

%. In flesh we part a-while

(But still in spirit join'd)
T' embrace the happy toil
Thou hast sor each aflign'd:
And while we do Thy blessed will,
We bear our heav'n about us still.

O then go on

In all Thy pleafant ways;

And arm'd with patience run

With joy th' appointed race;

A virgin's womb Thou didst not scorn;
With shouts of angels Thou wast born.

2. Th'eternal Fathe R's On Ly So N,
Takes up a manger for His throne :"
The everlasting fov'rcign good
Assumes our seeble flesh and blood.

Keep us, and ev'ry seeking foul, Till all attain the heav'nly goal! (• There we shall meet again,

When all our toils are o'er, .
And death, and gries, and pain,
And parting is no more:
We shall wTthall our brethren rise,
And grasp Thee in the flaming skies.
!• O happy, happy day.

That calls Thy exiles home!
The heav'ns shall pass away,
The earth receive its doom,
Earth we shall view, and heav'n destroy'd,
And shout above the fiery void.
6. These eyes shall see them fall,

Mountains, and stars, and Ikies:
These eyes shall see them all
Out of their ashes rise ; -
These lips His praifes shall rehearse,
Whose nod restores the universe.

?. According to His word,

His oath to finners giv'n,
We look to see restor'd

The ruin'd earth and heav'n;
In a new world His truth to prove,
A world of righteousness and love.

8. Then Jet us wait the found . -That shall our fouls release, And labor to be found Of Him in spotless peace; In persect holiness renew'd, Adorn'd with Ch R 1st and meet for God.

§ CLXVIJI. The Son os God abased.

JESUS! all praise is due to Thee,
That Thou wert pleas'd a man to be!

3. Whom earth could not contain, nor Ikies,
He on a woman's lap. now lies;
He, who the world's foundation laid,
Is now a little insant made.

4. The Son, the mighty God consess'd,
In his own world becomes a guest!
And theresore poor on earth He capie,
That we might all his riches claim.

5. The everlasting light we view,
Giving the world a lustre new •
His beams difpel the dusky night,
And make us children of the light.

6. For us these wonders He hath wrought, To shew His love furpassing thought; For this we all will joyful be,

And thank Him thro' eternity,

X CLXIX. Desiring Christ'* Descent to Earth.

I. TESUS, I love- Come dearest name!
J Come and possess this heart of mine!
I love, tho' 'tis a fainter flame,
And infimtely less than thine.

a. O! if my Lord would leave the skies,
Drest in the rays of mildest grace;
My foul should hasten to my eyes,
To meet the pleafures of his face.

3. How would I seast on all His chartni,
Then round his lovely seet entwine!
Worship and love, in all their forms,
Should honor beauty fo divine.
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