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1. M. RIPPON'S COLL.
1 PRAISE to the Lord who bows his ear
His power and grace shall be our song;
4 Still be it our supreme delight
L. M. AIKIN.
In time of War.
1 WHILE sounds of war are heard around, And death and ruin strew the ground; To thee we look, on thee we call,
The Parent and the Lord of all.
2 Thou, who hast stamped on human kind
3 Great God! whose powerful hand can bind The raging waves, the furious wind,
O bid the human tempest cease,
4 With reverence may each hostile land
C. M. DODDRIDGE.
For a meeting of Ministers.
I LET Zion's watchmen all awake,
Now let them, from the month of God,
2 'Tis not a cause of small import
But what might fill an angel's heart,
3 All to the great tribunal haste,
4 May they, that Jesus whom they preach,
And watch thou daily o'er their souls,
C. M. BROWNE.
For a Charitable Occasion.
1 O HOW can they look up to heaven, And ask for mercy there,
Who never soothed the poor man's pang, Nor dried the orphan's tear!
2 The dread Omnipotence of heaven
Yet still the mercy of our God
3 And Christ was still the healing friend
And never did imploring wretch
4 May we with humble effort take
And thence the active lesson learn
But chiefly be the labour our's
To graft the virtues, ere the bud
L. M. DODDRIDGE.
For the Beginning or End of the Year. 1 OUR helper, God! we bless his name; The same his power, his grace the same: The tokens of his friendly care
Open, and crown, and close the year.
2 We midst ten thousand dangers stand,
620. P. M.
For a New Year.
1 COME, let us anew our journey pursue, Roll round with the year,
And never stand still till the Master appear!
2 His adorable will let us gladly fulfil,
And our talents improve,
By the patience of hope, and the labour of
3 Our life as a dream, our time as a stream Glides swiftly away;
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay.
4 0 that each in the day of his coming may say, "I have fought my way through;
I have finished the work thou didst give me to do."
5 O that each from his Lord may receive the glad word
"Well and faithfully done!
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my
1 BLESS, O Lord, the opening year
2 Shepherd of thy blood-bought sheep!
See themselves, and look on thee! d
Mercy hitherto has spared,
L. M. DODdridge.
For the Opening or Closing the Year. GREAT God! we sing that mighty hand By which supported, still we stand : The opening year thy mercy shows; That mercy crowns it till it close. 2 By day, by night, at home, abroad, Still are we guarded by our God; By his incessant bounty fed, By his unerring counsel led.
3 With grateful hearts the past we own;