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5.According as her labours rise,
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
C. M. J. NEWTON.
True and false Zeal.
1 ZEAL is that pure and heavenly flame The fire of love supplies;
While that which often bears the name, Is self, in a disguise.
2 True zeal is merciful and mild, Can pity and forbear;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild, And breathes revenge and war.
3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms, He knows the worth of peace;
But self contends for names and forms, Its party to increase.
4 Self may its poor reward obtain,
But zeal the best applause will gain
5 O God, the idol self dethrone,
L. M. WATTS.
Zeal tempered by Charity.
1 GREAT God! whose all-pervading eye
When sunk too low, or raised too high,
2 Temper the fervours of each frame;
3 Let love with piety unite
To mend the bias of each will;
While hope and heaven-eyed faith excit And wisdom regulates, our zeal;
4 That wisdom which to meekness turns,-
INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL.
8s, 8s and 6s.
Attendance upon Religious Institutions.
To him our cheerful homage pay,
3 With grateful sorrow in each breast,
And while his perfect love we view,
Safety of the Church.
1 HOW honoured is the place,
2 Bulwarks of grace defend
The city where we dwell;
3 Lift up th' eternal gates,
The doors wide open fling;
4 Here taste unmingled joys,
5 Trust in the Lord, ye saints,
L. M. WATTS.
1 HAPPY the church, thou sacred place,
2 Thy walls are strength-and at thy gates
3 Thy foes in vain designs engage,
Nor fear the wrath of earth and hell;
P. M. CowPER.
Peace and glory of the Church.
1 HEAR what God, the Lord, hath spoken, O my people! faint and few, Comfortless, afflicted, broken;
Fair abodes I build for you:
Shall no more perplex your ways;
2 There, like streams that teed the garden,
Peace and righteousness shall reign;
3 Ye, no more your suns descending,
God shall rise, and shining o'er you,
416. L. M.
On the reception of Members.
1 LORD, we adore thy wondrous grace, Who crown'st the gospel with success; Subjecting rebels to thy yoke,
And bringing to the fold thy flock.
2 May those who have thy truth confess'd,
3 As living members may they share
4 From all temptations now defend,
L. M. DODDRIDGE.
The parting of Church Members.
2 While near each other we remain, Thou dost our lives and souls sustain; When absent, happy if we share Thy grace, thy teaching, and thy care. 3 To thee we all our ways commit, And seek our comforts near thy feet; Still on our souls vouchsafe to shine, And guard and guide us still as thine. 4 O grant that we may meet again, To join in praises to thy name; Or, if that joy no more be known, Give us to meet around thy throne. 418.
L. M. ANONYMOUS.
At the ordination of Deacons. 1 LORD, let thy presence now attend Him whom we to thy grace commend; Nor let him as a pilgrim rove, Without the conduct of thy love.
2 Thy promise stands upon record,
To be with those who preach thy word: Be with him, Lord! the work is thine; Support him with thy strength divine. 3 Inflame his zeal, enlarge his heart, Courage and utterance impart; His love be ardent, pure his aim, The great salvation be his theme. 4 While thronging multitudes around Hear from his lips the joyful sound, Thy power impart, thy gospel bless, And crown his labours with success. 5 O may his eyes with joy behold Thy grace, as in the days of old; May sinners tremble at thy word, Believe and turn unto the Lord. 419.
Christ baptized in Jordan. 1 IN Jordan's tide the Baptist stands, Immersing the repenting Jews; The Son of God the rite demands, Nor dares the holy man refuse: Jesus descends beneath the wave, The emblem of his future grave.