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The Nature and Value of Religion.

4 Let deep repentance, faith, and love,

Be join'd with godly fear;
And all my conversation prove

My heart to be sincere.
5 Preserve me from the snares of sin

Through my remaining days:
And in me let each virtue shine

To my Redeemer's praise.
6 Let lively hope my soul inspire;

Let warm affections rise:
And may I wait with strong desire
To mount above the skies.

PAWCETT.

HYMN 625. C.M.
The Nature and Value of Religion.
Religion is a glorious light,

For man's salvation given:
Faith's guiding lamp thro' nature's night:

It came from, leads to, heaven. 2 It beams in every sacred page

Of God's eternal truth:
Illuminates the path of age,

And lights the steps of youth. 3 Religion 'tis to feel within

Our stubborn wills subdued :
The conscience purified from sin;

The evil heart renew'd.
4 Religion thus directs through time

The soul to joys above: Unveils eternity sublime

To faith, and hope, and love. 5 O God! instruct us in the strife,

To win the Christian's prize :The crown of everlasting life,

The mansion of the skies.

Important Days.

6 Creator, Saviour, Father-thine

Are all our youthful powers;
Make faith, and hope, and love divine,
Make pure religion ours.
HYMN 626. S.M.

Important Days.
THERE is a precious day;

In youth that day is ours,
When we should dedicate to God

Our life with all its powers.
2 There is a gracious day,
* When conscience speaks within ;
'Tis now, for now the Spirit strives,

Convincing us of sin. 3 There is a holy day

Of faith, and hope, and love;
It reaches through our Christian life

On earth to heaven above. 4 There is a serious day,

When we must yield our breath: Be born, to die no more, or die

An everlasting death, 5 There is an awful day,

Of judgment and decree;
Lord! be we all through Christ prepared

That last of days to see.
There is a glorious day,

Of sweet sabbatic rest :
Oh, may we its eternal length
Enjoy with all the blest.

MONTGOMERY

A Revival described.

PART VII.
PARTICULAR OCCASIONS.

SECTION I.
REVIVAL OF RELIGION.

HYMN 627. 8-7's.

A Revival described,
SEE how great a flame aspires,

Kindled by a spark of grace:
Jesu's love the nations fires,

Sets the kingdoms on a blaze ;
To bring fire on earth he came;

Kindled in some hearts it is;
Oh, that all might catch the flame;

All partake the glorious bliss ! 2 When he first the work begun,

Small and feeble was his day:
Now the word does swiftly run,

Now it wins its widening way;
More and more it spreads and grows,

Ever mighty to prevail :
Sin's strong holds it now o'erthrows,

Shakes the trembling gates of heil. 3 Sons of God, your Saviour praise ;

He the door has opened wide:
He has given the word of grace;

Jesu's word is glorified:
Jesus, mighty to redeem,

He alone the work has wrought :
Worthy is the work of him-

Him who spake a world from nought. 4 Saw ye not the cloud arise,

Little as a human hand ? Now it spreads along the skies,

Hangs o'er all the thirsty land;

Praise for a Revival.

Lo! the promise of a shower,

Drops already from above;
But the Lord will shortly pour
All the Spirit of his love. C. WESLEY.

HYMN 628. P.M.

Praise for a Revival.
ALL thanks be to God,
Who scatters abroad,

Throughout every place,
By the means of his servants, his savour of graces

Who the victory gave,
The praise let him have,

For the work he has done;
All honour and glory to Jesus alone,

Our conquering Lord
Has prosper'd his word :

Has made it prevail;
And mightily shaken the kingdom of hell :

His arm he has bared,
And a people prepared

His glory to show,
And witness the power of his passion below.
3 He has open'd a door

To the penitent poor:

Has rescued from sin,
And admitted the harlots and publicans in

They have heard the glad sound,
They have liberty found,

Through the blood of the Lamb:
And plentiful pardon through Jesus's naine.

And shall we not sing
Our Saviour and King?

Thy witnesses, we
With rapture ascribe our salvation to thee :

Thou, Jesus, hast blessed,
And believers increased,

Who thankfully own,
They are freely forgiven through mercy along. -

The Blessings of a Revival.

His Spirit revives
His work in our lives,

His wonders of grace,
So mightily wrought in the primitive days :

Oh, that all men might know
His tokens below;
Our Saviour confess,

(peace. And embrace the glad tidings of pardon and

c. WESLEY.

HYMN 629. 10's & ll's

The Blessings of a Revival.
Ye neighbours and friends, to Jesus draw

near:
His love condescends, by titles so dear,
To call and invite you his triumph to prove,
And freely delight you in Jesus's love.
2 The Shepherd who died his sheep to redeem,
On every side are gather'd to him
The weary and burden'd, the reprobate race
Now wait to be pardon'd through Jesus's

grace. 3 The deaf hear his voice and comforting word,

It bids them rejoice in Jesus their Lord :
“Thy sins are forgiven, accepted thou art !”
They listen, and heaven springs up in their

heart. 4 The lepers from all their spots are made clean;

The dead, by his call, are raised from their sin; In Jesu's compassion the sick find a cure ;

And gospel-salvation is preached to the poor. 5 To us and to them is published the word:

Then let us proclaim our life-giving Lord,
Who now is reviving his work in our days;

And mightily striving to save us by grace, 6 O Jesus, ride on, till all are subdued : Thy mercy make known, and sprinkle thy

blood :

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