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2 O send Thy Spirit down to write
· Nor act the liar's part.
. And make my heart sincere ; Let sin have no dominion, LORD,
But keep my conscience clear.
'Tis a delightful road;
Offend against my God..
72. Al good ascribed to God. - Psali cxix. (C. M.) 1 Thy mercies, LORD, all forms display; - I witness them above, beneath;
I see them in the light of day, . I feel them in the air I breathe. 2 Thy loving-kindnesses appear
Alike, where'er I turn my sight; . I view them in the rolling year,
The op’ning dawn, the closing night. : 3 No benefit was ever mine, • Which Thou, O God! didst not supply;
In all my paths Thy hand divine
Let me rejoice my vows to pay;
Be turn'd to any evil way!,
73. For Divine direction. * Psal. cxix. (L. M.)
Fulfil Thy word ; illume my mind :
Fulfil Thy word, Thy suppliant save..
Thy word my grateful tongue shall show. 3 Reach Thou thine arm! Thine aid bestow !
Thy precepts prompt my earnest vow :
Thy guiding word my heart's delight. 4 Though like a sheep estrang'd I stray,
Yet have I not renounc'd Thy way:
74. For Sunday, or the Lord's Day. (L. M.). 1 ANOTHER six days' toil is done,
Another Sabbath is begun;
Improve the day that God has blest." 2 This day may our devotions rise,
As grateful incense to the skies ;
Which none but they who feel it, know. 3 This holy calm within the breast
Prepares for that eternal rest,
4 In holy duties let the day, . ..
In holy pleasures, pass away ;
75. For the Lord's Day. - Praise. (D. C. M.) 1 THE LORD of Sabbath let us praise ..
In concert with the blest;
Employ an endless rest.
We blest and pious grow;
Triumphant here below. . .
Of glory was display'd
This universe was made.-.
With grief and pain extreme: 'Twas great to speak a world from nought,
'Twas greater to redeem.
76. A prospect of heaven makes death easy. (C. M.) i There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign;
And pleasures banish pain.
And never-fading flowers;
This heav'nly land from ours.
3 But tim'rous mortals start and shrink '.
To cross this narrow sea,
And fear to launch away.
Those gloomy doubts that rise,
With faith's enlighten'd eyes !
And view the landscape o'er,
Could fright us from the shore !
77. Jesus Christ, “ the Way, the Truth, and the Life."
• Joux xiv. 6. (C. M.) i Thou art the Way - to Thee alone..
From sin and death we flee;
Must seek Him, LORD, by Thee.
True wisdom can impart;
And purify the heart.
Proclaims Thy conqu’ring arm;:
Grant us that WAY to know,
.. 78. Salvation. (C. M.) ... i SalvatION! O the joyful sound!
What pleasure to our ears!
A cordial for our fears.
The spacious earth around ! While all the armies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound. . 3 Salvation ! O thou bleeding Lamb,
To Thee the praise belongs; Salvation shall inspire our hearts, . And dwell upon our tongues !
Be unto the Lamb for ever!
Hallelujah! praise the LORD!
79. The Mysteries of Providence. (C. M.) i God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
And rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
And works His sov'reign will.
The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mèrcy, and shall break ' In blessings on your head.