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The living sacrifice. 1 AND will the eternal King

So mean a gift reward ? That off'ring, Lord! with joy we bring,

Which thy own hand prepar'd. 2 We own thy various claim,

And to thine altar move,
The willing victims of thy grace,

And bound with cords of love. 3 Descend, celestial fire!

The sacrifice inflame!
So shall a grateful odour rise

Through our Redeemer's name.

315. C. M. WATTS. Holy fear, and tenderness of conscience. 1 WITH my whole heart I've sought thy face:

O! let me never stray
From thy commands, O God of grace!

Nor tread the sinner's way.
2 Thy word I 've hid within my heart,

To keep me pure within,
And be an everlasting guard

From ev'ry rising sin.
3 My God! I long, I hope, I wait,

For thy salvation still;
While thy whole law is my delight,

And I obey thy will.


The wandering sheep recovered. 1 LORD! we have wander'd from thy way,

Like foolish sheep have gone astray,
Our pleasant pastures we have left,

And of their guard our souls bereft. 2 Expos'd to want, expos’d to harm,

Far from our gentle shepherd's arm;
Nor will these fatal wand'rings cease,

Till thou reveal the paths of peace. 3 O seek thy thoughtless servants, Lord!

Nor let us quite forget thy word;
Our erring seet do thou restore,
And keep us that we stray no more.


Motives to a virtuous Conduct.

317. C. M.' DODDRIDGE.

Value of the knowledge of God. 1 SHINE forth, Eternal Source of light!

And make thy glories known;
Fill our enlarg'd, adoring sight,

With lustre all thy own. 2 Vain are the charms, and faint the rays

The brightest creatures boast;
And all their grandeur and their praise,

Are in thy presence lost.
3 To know the Author of our frame,

Is our sublimest skill:
True science is to learn his name,

True life to do his will.
4 For this I long, for this I pray;

This let me still pursue,
Till visions of eternal day

Fix and complete the view.

318. C. M. MRS STEELE.

The pearl of great price.
1 YE glitt'ring toys of earth! adieu :

A nobler choice be mine;
A real prize attracts my view,

A treasure all divine.

2 Begone, unworthy of my cares,

Ye specious baits of sense ;-
Inestimable worth appears,

The pearl of price immense !
3 Should both the Indies, at my call,

Their boasted stores resign;
With joy I would renounce them all,

To make this jewel mine. 4 Should earth's vain treasures all depart,

Of such a gift possess'd,
I'd clasp it to my joyful heart,

And be for ever bless'd.

319. P. M. H. M.

Unfading beauty.
1 ALL earthly charms, however dear,
Howe'er they please the eye or ear,

Will quickly fade and fly;
Of earthly glory faint the blaze,
And soon the transitory rays

In endless darkness die.

Friend, fellow, child and parent rise,

Endearing life’s progressive plan.
5 But light and life would soon be vile,

And all their dearest pleasures fall,
Nor sun would shine, nor life would smile,
Without thy presence gladd’ning all.

288. C. M. WATTS.

God our only happiness.
1 MY God, my Portion, and my Love!

My everlasting All!
I've none but thee in heav'n above,

Or on this earthly ball.
2 In vain the bright meridian sun

Scatters his feeble light:
Thy brighter beams create my noon;

If thou withdraw, 'tis night.
3 And while upon my restless bed,

Amongst the shades I roll, If Gop his light around me shed, "Tis morning with my soul.

. 4 To thee I owe my wealth and friends,

And health, and safe abode: Thanks to thy name for meaner things;

But they are not my God. 5 Were I possessor of the earth,

And call'd the stars my own; Without thy mercy and thy love,

I were a wretch undone.

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