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0 4 Then let the sov'reigns of the globe
Not dare to vex the just;
And treads the worms to dust.
And think of heav'n with fear ; The meanest saint that you despise Has an avenger there. HYMN 116. C. M. Swanwick. [*]
Mercies and Thanks. UITTOW can I sink with such a prop,
1 As my eternal God, g Who bears the earth's huge pillars up,
And spreads the heav'ns abroad? • 2 How can I die while Jesus lives,
Who rose and left the dead ! --Pardon and grace my soul receives,
From mine exalted head.
Shall be forever thine!
My cheerful hands resign.
And duty did not call ; o I love my God with zeal so great, That I should give him all.]
HYMN 117. L. M. Green's. [*]
Living and Dying with God present.
1 My life expires if thou depart;
The Priesthood of Christ. 1 BLOOD has a voice to pierce the skies,
Revenge-the blood of Abel cries;
e But the dear stream, when Christ was slain, -Speaks peace-as loud from ev'ry vein. 2 Pardon and peace from God on high ; Behold he lays his vengeance by ; And rebels who deserve his sword,
Become the fav'rites of the Lord. o 3 To Jesus let our praises rise, · Who gave his life a sacrifice ; Now he appears before our God, And, for our pardon, pleads his blood. HYMN 119. C. M. Plymouth. [b*]
The Holy Scriptures.
I fly to thee, my Lord;
But in thy written word.
Does all my grief assuage : Here I behold my Saviour's face,
Almost in ev'ry page.
The pearl of price unknown;
Who makes the pearl his own.)
To quench my thirst of sin;
No danger dwells therein.)
Where wit and reason fail; My guide to everlasting life,
Through all this gloomy vale. 6 Oh! may thy counsels, mighty God,
My roving feet command ;
That leads to thy right hand.
The Law and Gospel joined in Scripture. 1 THE Lord declares his will,
1 And keeps the world in awe; e Amidst the smoke of Sinai's hill,
Breaks out his fiery law.
And, smiling from above,
o Sends down the gospel of his grace,
Th' epistles of his love. - 3 These sacred words impart
Our Maker's just commands ; e The pity of his melting heart,
And vengeance of his hands. 4 (Hence we awake our fear;
We draw our comfort hence ;
And armour of defence.)
And here behold his blood;
Will do us little good.)
We take the offer'd grace ;
And trust his promises. o In vain shall Satan rage
Against a book divine, -
Where beams of mercy shine.
The Law and Gospel distinguished.
1 What duties to our God we owe; o But 'tis the gospel must reveal
Where lies our strength to do his will. e 2 The law discovers guilt and sin,
And shews how vile our hearts have been; o Only the gospel can express
Forgiving love and cleansing grace. e 3 What curses does the law denounce
Against the man who fails but once ? o But in the gospel Christ appears,
Pard’ning the guilt of num'rous years. 4 My soul, no more attempt to draw
Thy life and comfort from the law;
Retirement and Meditation.
I A stranger to myself and thee;
Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove,
Forgetful of my highest love. e 2 Why should my passions mix with earth,
And thus debase my heav'nly birth ?,
And let my God, my Saviour go?
One sov'reign word can draw me thence ; I would obey the voice divine,
And all inferior joys resign. e 4 Be earth with all her scenes withdrawn;
Let noise and vanity be gone : a In secret silence of the mind, My heav'n—and there my God, I find. HYMN 123. L. M. Green's. [*]
The Benefit of Public Ordinances. 1 [ A WAY from ev'ry mortal care,
A Away from earth, our souls retreat ; We leave this worthless world afar, And wait, and worship, near thy seat. 2 Lord, in the temple of thy grace, We see thy feet, and we adore ; We gaze upon thy lovely face,
And learn the wonders of thy pow'r. p 3 While here our various wants we mourn,
United groans ascend on high ; -And pray’rs produce a quick return
Of blessings in variety. e 4 (If Satan rage, and sin grow strong, -Here we receive some cheering word ; o We gird the gospel armour on, o To fight the battles of the Lord. e 5 Or if our spirit faints and dies, -(Our conscience gall’d with inward stings) o Here does the righteous Sun arise,
With healing beams beneath his wings.) e 6 Father, my soul would still abide
Within thy temple near thy side :
Moses, Aaron, and Joshua. 1TTIS not the law of ten commands,
1 On holy Sinai giv'n,
And sent to men by Moses' hands,
Can bring us safe to heav'n. 2 'Tis not the blood which Aaron spilt,
Nor smoke of sweetest smell; Can buy the pardon of our guilt,
Or save our souls from hell.
At God's immediate will :
Upon th' appointed hill.
The tribes of Israel stand;
Short of the promis'd land.'
He'll bring your tribes to rest : So far the Saviour's name exceeds The ruler and the priest.
HYMN 125. L. M. Pleyel's. [b] Faith and Repentance, Unbelief and Impenitence. 1 (T IFE and immortal joys are giv'n,
1. To souls that mourn the sins they've done : Children of wrath, made heirs of heav'n,
By faith in God's eternal Son.
The inward pangs of pious grief;
God Glorified in the Gospel.
I Invites his children near;
Display their glories here.
Fresh wisdom we pursue ;
Beyond whate'er they knew.