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b 3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
To our great fathers giv'n;
And calls them heirs of heav'n.
His love endures the same ;
Blots out the children's name.
The same. Rom. xi, 16, 17.
To the wild olive wood; o Grace took us from the barren tree,
And grafts us in the good. -2 With the same blessings grace endows • The Gentile and the Jew; If pure and holy be the root,
Such are the branches too. 0 3 Then let the children of the saints
Be dedicate to God; e Pour out thy Spirit on them, Lord, .
And wash them in thy blood.
Shall thy salvation come ;
HYMN 115. C. M. Plynouth. [b] Conviction by the Law. Rom. vii, 8, 9, 14, 24. 1 T ORD, how secure my conscience was,
u And felt no inward dread! I was alive without the law,
And thought my sins were dead. 2 My hopes of heav'n were firm and bright; e But since the precept came, With a convincing pow'r and light,
I find how vile I am.
Till terribly I saw,
Is thine eternal law.
My sins reviv'd again ;
I had provok'd a dreadful God,
And all my hopes were slain.)
Under the pow'r of sin;
Nor keep my conscience clean.
For some kind pow'r to save ;
HYMN 116. L. M. Bath. [*] Love to God and our Neighbour. Matt. xxii, 37-40. 1 THUS saith the first, the great command,
1 “Let all thy inward pow'rs unite, " To love thy Maker, and thy God, “ With utmost vigour and delight. 2 “ Then shall thy neighbour, next in place, 6 Share thine affection and esteem; “ And let thy kindness to thyself, “ Measure and rule thy love to him." 3 This is the sense that Moses spoke ; This did the prophets preach and prove ; For want of this the law is broke,
And the whole law's fulfill'd by love. a 4 But oh ! how base our passions are! How cold our charity and zeal! Lord, fill our souls with heav'nly fire, Or we shall ne'er perform thy will. HYMN 117. L. M. Blendon. Bath. [* b] Election Sovereign and Free. Rom. ix, 21-24. 1 DEHOLD the potter and the clay, • D He forms his vessels as he please ; Such is our God, and such are we, The subjects of his just decrees. 2 [Doth not the workman's pow'r extend O’er all the mass, which part to choose, And mould it for a nobler end,
And which to leave for viler use?]
Dispense his favours as he will,
d 4 [What if, to make his terrour known,
He lets his patience long endure,
And call his Maker's ways unjust?o The thunder of whose dreadful word
Can crush a thousand worlds to dust. p 7 But, O my soul, if truth so bright,
Should dazzle and confound thy sight;
And wait the great decisive day.
And the whole world before his throne,
HYMN 118. S. M St. Bridge's. [*]
iii, 3, 5, 6; x, 28, 29. 1 THE law by Moses came;
1 But peace and truth and love, Where bro't by Christ, a nobler name,
Descending from above.
Their diff'rent works were done ;
But Christ a faithful Son.
Be strict chedience paid ;
The Sov'reign and the Head. @ 4 The man who durst despise
The law that Moses brought! p Behold! how terrible he dies
For his presumptuous fault.
On that rebellious race,
And dare resist his grace.
HYMN 119. C. M. Abridge. [*] Various success of the Gospel. 1 Cor. i, 23, 24; •
2 Cor. ii, 16; 1 Cor. iii, 6, 7. 1 CHRIST and his cross is all our theme;
The myst'ries that we speak Are scandal in the Jews' esteem,
And folly to the Greek.
With joy receive the word ;
Shine in their dying Lord.
Restores their fainting breath : e But unbelief perverts the same a To guilt, despair, and death. -4 'Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like show'rs of heav'nly rain, In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.
HYMN 120. C. M. Mear. [*] Faith of Things unseen. Heb. xi, 1, 3, 8, 10. 1 LAITH is the brightest evidence
r Of things beyond our sight; Breaks through the clouds of flesh and sense,
And dwells in heav'nly light. 2 It sets times past in present view,
Brings distant prospects homeOf things a thousand years ago,
Or thousand years to come.
By God's almighty word ;
By faith obey'd the Lord.
Built by th' eternal hands; o And faith assures us, though we die,
That heav'nly building stands.
HYMN 121. C. M. St. Martin's. [*] Children devoted to God. Gen. xvii, 7, 10. Acts xvi, 14,15,33. iTT HUS saith the mercy of the Lord,
T "I'll be a God to thee :
" I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they
6 Shall be a seed for me.".
And gave his sons to God;
That once was seal'd' with blood. 3 Thus Lydia sanctified her house,
When she receiv'd the word ;
His household to the Lord.
Thine ancient truth embrace :
HYMN 122. L. M. Quercy. [*] Believers buried with Christ. Rom. vi, 3, 4, &c. e1 DO we not know that solemn word,
V That we are buried with the Lord ?
Put off the body of our sin ?
Rais'd from corruption, guilt, and death; o So from the grave did Christ arise,
And lives to God above the skies.
HYMN 123. C. M. Reading. [b*]
D Has wasted his estate!
To taste the husks they eat..
"I starve in foreign lands;
"And bounteous are his hands.
" Fall down before his face ;