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3 (Malice and rage, those fires of hell,
She quenches with her tongue;
Hopes, and believes, and thinks no ill,
Though she endures the wrong.)

4 (She ne'er desires, nor seeks to know
The scandals of the time;

Nor looks with pride on those below,
Nor envies those who climb.)

5 She lays her own advantage by,
To seek her neighbour's good:-
o So God's own Son came down to die,
And bought our lives with blood.

o 6 Love is the grace, that keeps her pow'r,
In all the realms above;

There faith and hope are known no more,
But saints for ever love.

HYMN 134. L. M. Islington. Quercy. [b*] Religion vain without Love. 1 Cor. xiii, 1, 2, 3.



AD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,
And nobler speech than angels use;
If love be absent, I am found,

Like tinkling brass, an empty sound.
2 Were I inspir'd to preach, and tell
All that is done in heaven and hell;
Or could my faith the world remove,
Still-I am nothing without love.
3 Should I distribute all my store,
To feed the bowels of the poor;
Or give my body to the flame,
To gain a martyr's glorious name ;-
4 If love to God, and love to men,
Be absent-all my hopes are vain:
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal,
The works of love can e'er fulfil.

HYMN 135. L. M. Sicilian. Green's. [*]
Love of Christ in the Heart. Eph. iii, 16. &c.

1 COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell,

By faith and love in ev'ry breast;

Then shall we know, and taste, and feel,
The joys that cannot be express'd.

2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength;
Make our enlarged souls possess,

And learn the height and breadth and length,
Of thine unmeasurable grace.

s 3 Now to the God whose pow'r can do,
More than our tho'ts or wishes know;
Be everlasting honours done,

By all the church-thro' Christ his Son.

HYMN 136. C. M. Abridge Plymouth [b*] Sincerity and Hypocrisy. John iv, 24. Psalm cxxxix 23, 24.



OD is a Spirit, just and wise, He sees our inmost mind: In vain to heav'n we raise our cries, And leave our souls behind.

2 Nothing but truth, before his throne,
With honour can appear:

The painted hypocrites are known,
Through the disguise they wear.
3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their bending knees the ground;
But God abhors the sacrifice,

Where not the heart is found.

24 Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways

And make my soul sincere ;

• Then shall I stand before thy face,

And find acceptance there.

HYMN 137. L. M. Leeds. Castle-Street. [*]
Salvation by Grace in Christ. 2 Tim, i, 9, 10.
N Be everlasting honours giv'n;
OW, to the pow'r of God supreme

He saves from hell-(we bless his name,)
He calls our wand'ring feet to Heav'n.
e 2 Not for our duties, or deserts,
o But of his own abundant grace,
He works salvation in our hearts,
And forms a people for his praise.
-3 'Twas his own purpose that begun
To rescue rebels, doom'd to die;
He gave us grace in Christ his Son,
Before he spread the starry sky.

o 4 Jesus the Lord appears at last,

And makes his Father's counsels known; o Declares the great transactions pass'd, And brings immortal blessings down. e 5 He dies!-and in that dreadful night Did all the pow'rs of hell destroy; • Rising he brought our heav'n to light, And took possession of the joy.

HYMN 138. C. M.

Colchester. [*]

Saints in the Hands of Christ. John x, 28, 29.



IRM as the earth, thy gospel stands,
My Lord, my hope, my trust;

If I am found in Jesus' hands,

My soul can ne'er be lost.

2 His honour is engag'd to save
The meanest of his sheep;

All, whom his heav'nly Father gave,
His hands securely keep.

3 Nor death, nor hell shall e'er remove
His fav'rites from his breast;

In the dear bosom of his love

e 1

They must forever rest.

HYMN 139. L. M.

Green's. [b *]

Hope in the Covenant. Heb. vi, 17-19.
TOW oft have sin and Satan strove


To rend my soul from thee, my God? • But everlasting is thy love,

And Jesus seals it with his blood. -2 The oath and promise of the Lord Join to confirm the wondrous grace; g Eternal pow'r performs the word, And fills all heav'n with endless praise. e 3 Amidst temptations, sharp and long, My soul to this dear refuge flies; -Hope is my anchor, firm and strong, While tempests blow, and billows rise. o 4 The gospel bears my spirit up; g A faithful and unchanging God Lays the foundation for my hope, In oaths, and promises, and blood.

HYMN 140. C. M. York. Reading. [b]

e 1

A living and a dead Faith.

M and make their empty boast

[ISTAKEN souls! that dream of heav'n,

Of inward joys, and sins forgiv'n,
While they are slaves to lust.
2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights,
If faith be cold and dead;
-None but a living pow'r unites
To Christ the living head.

o 3 'Tis faith, that changes all the heart
'Tis faith that works by love;

That bids all sinful joys depart,
And lifts the thoughts above.

o 4 'Tis faith that conquers earth and hell,
By a celestial pow'r;

This is the grace that shall prevail.

In the decisive hour.

e 5 (Faith must obey her Father's will,
As well as trust his grace;

A pard'ning God is jealous still,
For his own holiness.

-6 When from the curse he sets us free,
He makes our natures clean;
Nor would he send his Son to be

The Minister of sin.

07 His Spirit purifies our frame,

And seals our peace with God:
-Jesus, and his salvation came,
By water and by blood.)

HYMN 141. S. M. Aylesbury. [b]

The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ. Isa. liii 1-5, 10-12.




"HO has believ'd thy word,
Or thy salvation known?

o Reveal thine arm, Almighty Lord,

And glorify thy Son.

e 2 The Jews esteem'd him here, Too mean for their belief;

p Sorrows his chief acquaintance were, And his companion grief.

3 They turn'd their eyes away, And treated him with scorn; p But 'twas their grief upon him lay, Their sorrows he has borne.


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4 'Twas for the stubborn Jews, And Gentiles, then unknown, The God of justice pleas'd to bruise His best beloved Son.

5"But I'll prolong his days,

"And make his kingdom stand;
"My pleasure, saith the God of grace,
"Shall prosper in his hand.

6 ("His joyful soul shall see
The purchase of his pain;

"And by his knowledge justify

"The guilty sons of men.)

07 ("Ten thousand captive slaves, "Releas'd from death and sin,



"Shall quit their prisons, and their graves,
"And own his pow'r Divine.)

8 "Heav'n shall advance my Son,
"To joys that earth deny'd;

"Who saw the follies men had done,
"And bore their sins, and died."



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HYMN 142. S. M.

Bingham. [b] The same. Isa. liii, 6-9-12.

LIKE sheep we went astray

And broke the fold of God;
Each wand'ring in a diff'rent way,
But all the downward road.

2 How dreadful was the hour,
When God our wand'rings laid,
And did at once his vengeance pour,
Upon the Shepherd's head.

o 3 How glorious was the grace,


When Christ sustain'd the stroke!
His life and blood the Shepherd pays
A ransom for the flock.

4 His honour and his breath

Were taken both away;

Join'd with the wicked in his death,
And made as vile as they.

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