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g So grief is rooted in our souls,

And man grows up to mourn.

-3 Yet with my God I leave my cause,
And trust his promis'd grace;

He rules me by his well known laws
Of love and righteousness.

o 4 Not all the pairs that e'er I bore
Shall spoil my future peace;
For death and hell can do no more,
Than what my Father please.

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HYMN 84. L. M.

Old Hundred. [*]

Christ the Saviour. Isa. xlv, 21-25.

JELOVA HL let Israel fear!

EHOVAH speaks, let Israel hear!

While God's eternal Son proclaims His sov'reign honours, and his names. d 2 "I am the last, and I the first, "The Saviour God, and God the just; "There's none besides pretends to shew "Such justice and salvation too.

3 ("Ye that in shades of darkness dwell, "Just on the verge of death and hell, "Look up to me from distant lands, "Light, life, and heav'n are in my hands. g 4 "I by my holy Name have sworn, "Nor shall the word in vain return; "To me shall all things bend the knee, "And every tongue shall swear to me.) 5 "In me, alone, shall men confess, "Lies all their strength and righteousness: e "But such as dare despise my Name, "I'll clothe them with eternal shame.

-6 "In me, the Lord, shall all the seed
"Of Israel from their sins be freed;
"And by their shining graces prove
"Their int'rest in my pard'ning love."

HYMN 85. S. M. St. Thomas's. [*]

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"Mercy and justice are the names, 66 By which I will be known.

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2 "Ye dying souls, that sit

"In darkness and distress,

"Look from the borders of the pit, "To my recov'ring grace."

3 Sinners shall hear the sound,

Their thankful tongues shall own,

d "Our righteousness and strength is found "In thee, the Lord alone."

4 In thee shall Israel trust,
And see their guilt forgiv'n;

• God will pronounce the sinners just,
And take the saints to heav'n.]

HYMN 86. C. M. Reading. [b]

God holy, just, and sovereign. Job ix, 2-10.
TOW shall the sons of Adam's race


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Be pure

before their God!

If he contend in righteousness,

We fall beneath his rod.

2 To vindicate my words and thoughts, I'll make no more pretence; Not one of all my thousand faults

Can bear a just defence.

3 Strong is his arm, his heart is wise;
What vain presumers dare
Against their Maker's hand to rise,
Or tempt th' unequal war.

4 Mountains, by his almighty wrath,
From their old seats are torn:
He shakes the earth, from South to North,
And all her pillars mourn.

5 He bids the sun forbear to rise,
Th' obedient sun forbears;

His hand with sackcloth spreads the skies,
And sends up all the stars.

6 He walks upon the stormy sea;
Flies on the stormy wind:

There's none can trace his wondrous way,
Or his dark footsteps find.]

HYMN 87. L. M. Green's. Castle-Street. [*] God dwells with the Humble and Penitent. Isa. lvii 15, 16 1 HUS saith the high and lofty One,


"I sit upon my holy throne; "My name is God; I dwell on high; "Dwell in my own eternity.

-2" But I descend to worlds below, "On earth, I have a mansion too; с "The humble spirit and contrite "Is an abode of my delight.

-3 "The humble soul my words revive, "I bid the mourning sinner live; "Heal all the broken hearts I find, "And ease the sorrows of the mind. e 4 ("When I contend against their sin, "I make them know how vile they've been ; a "But should my wrath forever smoke, "Their souls would sink beneath my stroke." o 50 may thy pard'ning grace be nigh, Lest we should faint, despair and die! -Thus shall our better thoughts approve The methods of thy chast'ning love.)

HYMN 88. L. M. Armley. Bath. [b] Life the Day of Grace and Hope. Eccl. ix, 4, 5, 6, 10. IFE is the time to serve the Lord,


The time to insure the great reward;
And while the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return.

2 (Life is the hour that God has giv'n,
To 'scape from hell and fly to heav'n;
The day of grace ;—and mortals may
Secure the blessings of the day.

p 3 The living know that they must die
But all the dead forgotten lie:

Their mem❜ry, and their sense is gone,
Alike unknowing and unknown.

e 4 (Their hatred, and their love is lost,
Their envy bury'd in the dust;

They have no share in all that's done,
Beneath the circuit of the sun.)

-5 Then, what my thoughts design to do,
My hands, with all your might, pursue;

e Since no device, nor work is found,

Nor faith, nor hope, beneath the ground. e 6 There are no acts of pardon past, In the cold grave to which we haste; a But darkness, death, and long despair, Reign in eternal silence there.

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HYMN 89. L. M.

Babylon [b]

Youth and Judgment. Eccl. xi, 9.

E sons of Adam, vain and young,


Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue,

Taste the delights your souls desire,
And give a loose to all your fire.

2 Pursue the pleasures you design,
And cheer your hearts with songs and wine;
Enjoy the day of mirth ;-but know,

a There is a day of judgment too!

e 3 God from on high beholds your tho'ts,
His book records your secret faults;
The works of darkness, you have done,
Must all appear before the sun.

4 The vengeance to your follies due Should strike your hearts with terrour through: p How will you stand before his face, Or answer for his injur'd grace? -5 Almighty God turn off their eyes From these alluring vanities;

• And let the thunder of thy word Awake their souls to fear the Lord.


HYMN 90. C. M.

The same.

Windsor. [b]

1L And through all nature rove;

O the young tribes of Adam rise,

Fulfil the wishes of their eyes,

And taste the joys they love.

2 They give a loose to wild desires;
But let the sinners know

The strict account that God requires,
Of all the works they do.

e 3 The Judge prepares his throne on high;

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The frighted earth and seas

Avoid the fury of his eye,

And flee before his face.

p 4 How shall I bear that dreadful day,
And stand the fiery test?

-I'd give all mortal joys away,
To be forever blest.]

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Geneva. [b]

Advice to Youth.



Eccl. xii, 1, 7; Isa. lxv, 20.

"OW in the heat of youthful blood, Remember your Creator God; e Behold the months come hast'ning on, When you shall say-My joys are gone. a 2 Behold the aged sinner goes, Laden with guilt and heavy woes, Down to the regions of the dead, With endless curses on his head. p 3 The dust returns to dust again; The soul, in agonies of pain,

Ascends to God; not there to dwell,— a But hears her doom, and sinks to hell. e 4 Eternal King, I fear thy name! Teach me to know how frail I am; -And when my soul must hence remove, Give me a mansion in thy love.


HYMN 92. S. M. Dover. [*]

Christ the Wisdom of God. Prov. viii, 1, 22-32.



HALL wisdom cry aloud,
And not her speech be heard?
The voice of God's eternal Word,
Deserves it no regard?

2 "I was his chief delight,
"His everlasting Son,

"Before the first of all his works,-

"Creation, was begun.

3("Before the flying clouds,
"Before the solid land,

"Before the fields, before the floods,
"I dwelt at his right hand.

4 "When he adorn'd the skies,
"And built them, I was there,
"To order when the sun should rise,
"And marshal ev'ry star,

5 "When he pour'd out the sea,
"And spread the flowing deep,

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