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Thy light can clear the darkest eyes, And make the haughtiest scorner wise.
340. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
The wise choice.
In life's uncertain path I stand :
To guide my doubtful footsteps right. 2 Engage this frail, this wav'ring heart,
Wisely to choose the better part;
For joys that never fade away.
Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
But all my treasures with me bear. 4 If thou, my Father ! still be nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die :
341. C. M. DODDRIDGE. Seeking first the kingdom of God. 1 NOW let a true ambition rise,
And ardour fire our breast,
In heav'nly glories drest.
A radiant crown display,
Whose gems with vivid lustre shine,
While suns and stars decay.
Nor longer call it mine :
İmmortal and divine. 4 Ye hearts, with youthful vigour warm,
The glorious prize pursue ;
While heav'n is kept in view.
The Christian Character.
342. C. M. LIVERPOOL COLLECTION.
The duties of piety.
His wondrous works admire,
Thine inmost thoughts inspire. 2 With humble trust dismiss thy cares,
And on his love depend;
To him thyself commend.
Devotion warm thy breast;
In him alone be blest.
His constant aid implore ;
And thus prepare for more.
All his commands fulfil;
Nor e'er oppose his will.
343. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Faith in the invisible GOD. 1 ETERNAL and immortal King!
Thy peerless splendors none can bear;
When God with all his glory 's there. 2 Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom; The great
Invisible can see;
In fix'd regards, great God! to thee. 3 Then ev'ry tempting form of sin,
Aw'd by thy presence, disappears ;
The likeness it contemplates, wears. 4 O ever conscious to my heart !
Witness to its supreme desire ;
For it hath caught the heav'nly fire. 5 This one petition would it urge,
To bear thee ever in its sight:
344. L. M. DODDRIDGE. God's name the encouragement of faith. | SING to the Lord, who loud proclaims
His various and his saving names ;
2 Let great JEHOVAH be ador'd,
Th' eternal, all-sufficient LORD;
By whom 'twas form’d, and is possess'd. 3 Awake, our noblest pow'rs, to bless
The God of Abram, God of peace;
Father and God of Christ his Son.
open to his servants' pray’r; Nor can one humble soul complain,
That it hath sought its God in vain. 5 What unbelieving heart shall dare
In whispers to suggest a fear,
The same his pow'r, his love the same? 6 To thee our souls in faith arise,
To thee we lift expecting eyes,
345.. C.M. WATTS.
Trust in God. 1 THY judgments, LORD! are deep and
high; Unsearchable thy deeds : Thy glory spreads beyond the sky,
And all our praise exceeds.