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2 O send Thy Spirit down to write
i Thy law upon my heart;
Nor let my tongue indulge deceit,

· Nor act the liar's part.
3 Order my footsteps by Thy word,

. And make my heart sincere ; Let sin have no dominion, LORD,

But keep my conscience clear.
4. Help me to walk in Thy commands,

'Tis a delightful road;
Nor let my head, or heart, or hands,

Offend against my God..

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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
į Is manifest as heav'n is high. : . .
4 Thee may my grateful heart adore ;

Let me rejoice my vows to pay;
And may my spirit never more

Be turn'd to any evil way!,

73. For Divine direction. * Psal. cxix. (L. M.)
i Lord, let my cry Thy favour find,

Fulfil Thy word ; illume my mind :
LORD! let my cry acceptance have ;

Fulfil Thy word, Thy suppliant save..
2 Taught by Thy grace to tread Thy ways,
My lips shall speak the note of praise ;
Inform’d Thy righteous laws to know,

Thy word my grateful tongue shall show. 3 Reach Thou thine arm! Thine aid bestow !

Thy precepts prompt my earnest vow :
My heart's desire Thy saving might,

Thy guiding word my heart's delight. 4 Though like a sheep estrang'd I stray,

Yet have I not renounc'd Thy way:
Thine hand extend, Thine own reclaim;
Grant me to live and praise Thy name.

74. For Sunday, or the Lord's Day. (L. M.). 1 ANOTHER six days' toil is done,

Another Sabbath is begun;
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,

Improve the day that God has blest." 2 This day may our devotions rise,

As grateful incense to the skies ;
And heav'n that sweet repose bestow,

Which none but they who feel it, know. 3 This holy calm within the breast

Prepares for that eternal rest,
Which for the sons of God remains,
The end of care, the end of pains.

4 In holy duties let the day, . ..

In holy pleasures, pass away ;
How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend,
In hopes of one that ne'er shall end !

75. For the Lord's Day. - Praise. (D. C. M.) 1 THE LORD of Sabbath let us praise ..

In concert with the blest;
Who, joyful in harmonious lays,

Employ an endless rest.
Thus, LORD, while we remember Thee,

We blest and pious grow;
By hymns of praise we learn to be.. .

Triumphant here below. . .
2 On this glad day a brighter scene

Of glory was display'd
By God, the ETERNAL WORD, than when

This universe was made.-.
He rises, who mankind has bought

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;
Infinite day excludes the night,

And pleasures banish pain.
2 There everlasting spring abides,

And never-fading flowers;
Death, like a narrow sea, divides

This heav'nly land from ours.

3 But tim'rous mortals start and shrink '.

To cross this narrow sea,
And linger shiv'ring on the brink,

And fear to launch away.
4 O could we make our doubts remove,

Those gloomy doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan that we love

With faith's enlighten'd eyes !
5 Could we but climb where Moses stood,

And view the landscape o'er,
Not Jordan's streams, nor death's cold flood,

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;
And he who would the Father seek,

Must seek Him, LORD, by Thee.
2 Thou art the Truth — Thy word alone

True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind,

And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the Life — the rending tomb

Proclaims Thy conqu’ring arm;:
And those who put their trust in Thee,
- Nor death 'nor hell shall harm.
4 Thou art the WAY, the TRUTH, the LIFE,

Grant us that WAY to know,
That Truth to keep, that Life to win,
Whose joys eternal flow."

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.. 78. Salvation. (C. M.) ... i SalvatION! O the joyful sound!

What pleasure to our ears!
A sovereign balm for ev'ry wound,

A cordial for our fears.
2 Salvation ! let the echo fly

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 !

Glory, honour, praise, and power,

Be unto the Lamb for ever!
Jesus Christ is our Redeemer,

Hallelujah! praise the LORD!

79. The Mysteries of Providence. (C. M.) i God moves in a mysterious way,

His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mines

Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up His great designs,

And works His sov'reign will.
3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; ..

The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mèrcy, and shall break ' In blessings on your head.

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