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0 4 Then let the sov'reigns of the globe

Not dare to vex the just;
He puts on vengeance like a robe,

And treads the worms to dust.
e 5 Ye judges of the earth, be wise,

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.
o 3 All that I am, and all I have,

Shall be forever thine!
Whate'er my duty bids me give,

My cheerful hands resign.
- Yet if I might make some reserve,

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 IT CANNOT bear thine absence, Lord,

1 My life expires if thou depart;
Be thou, my heart, still near my God,
And thou, my God, be near my heart.
2 I was not born for earth or sin,
Nor can I live on things so vile;
Yet I will stay my Father's time,
And hope, and wait for heav'n a while.
3 Then, dearest Lord, in thine embrace,
Let me resign my fleeting breath;
And, with a smile upon my face,
Pass the important hour of Death.]
HYMN 118. L. M. Newcourt. sb7

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.
1 T ADEN with guilt and full of fears,

I fly to thee, my Lord;
And not a glimpse of hope appears,

But in thy written word.
2 The volume of my Father's grace

Does all my grief assuage : Here I behold my Saviour's face,

Almost in ev'ry page.
3 (This is the field where hidden lies

The pearl of price unknown;
That merchant is divinely wise,

Who makes the pearl his own.)
4 (Here consecrated water flows,

To quench my thirst of sin;
Here the fair tree of knowledge growe,

No danger dwells therein.)
5 This is the Judge that ends the strife,

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 ;
Nor Í forsake the happy road

That leads to thy right hand.
HYMN 120. S. M. Aylesbury. [b]

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.
2 The Lord reveals his face,

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 ;
The arms of grace are treasur'd here,

And armour of defence.)
5 (We learn Christ crucify'd,

And here behold his blood;
All arts and knowledges beside,

Will do us little good.)
6 We read the heav'nly word,

We take the offer'd grace ;
Obey the statutes of the Lord,

And trust his promises. o In vain shall Satan rage

Against a book divine, -
Where wrath and lightning guard the page,

Where beams of mercy shine.
HYMN 121. L.M. Armley. b*]

The Law and Gospel distinguished.
1 THE law commands, and makes us know

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;
a Fly to the hope the gospel gives :
The man who trusts the promise-lives.
HYMN 122. L. M. Bethel. [b*]

Retirement and Meditation.
IMY God, permit me not to be

I A stranger to myself and thee;

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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 ?,
Why should I cleave to things below,

And let my God, my Saviour go?
d 3 Call me away from flesh and sense,

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 :
But if my feet must hence depart,
Still keep thy dwelling in my heart.]
HYMN 124. C. M. York. [b *)

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.
e 3 Aaron the priest resigns his breath,

At God's immediate will :
And in the desert yields to death,

Upon th' appointed hill.
4 And thus on Jordan's yonder side,

The tribes of Israel stand;
While Moses bow'd his head and dy'd,

Short of the promis'd land.'
o 5 Israel rejoice, now Joshua* leads,

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.
e 2 Wo to the wretch who never felt

The inward pangs of pious grief;
But adds to all his crying guilt
The stubborn sin of unbelief.
3 The law condemns the rebel dead,
Under the wrath of God he lies :
a He seals the curse on his own head,
And with a double vengeance dies.
HYMN 126. C. M. Wareham. [*]

God Glorified in the Gospel.
1 THE Lord, descending from above,

I Invites his children near;
While pow'r, and truth, and boundless love,

Display their glories here.
2 Here, in the gospel's wondrous frame,

Fresh wisdom we pursue ;
d A thousand angels learn thy name,

Beyond whate'er they knew.
* Joshua same with Jesus and signifies a Saviour.

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