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3 Why do we then indulge our fears,
Suspicion and complaints ?
Grow weary of his saints ?
The infant of her womb,
Her suckling have no room?
And mothers monsters prove, Zion still dwells upon the heart
Of everlasting love.
I have engrav'd her name ;
HYMN 284. L. M.
To force conviction, and reclaim
The wand'ring, by destructive flame!
Dominion not to mortals given!
Accountable to God alone!
That hurls down kingdoms at a blow !
The foes of antichristian power! 4 Jesus, thy gentle law of love
Does no such cruelties approve;
No arms, but what persuasion yields. 5 By proofs divine and reason strong,
It draws the willing soul along;
And conquests to thy church acquires,
By eloquence, which Heaven inspires. 6 O happy, who are thus compelld
To the rich feast, by Jesus held !
HYMN 285. L. M.
A nobler toil may I sustain,
A nobler satisfaction win.
With all my pow'rs to serve the Lord;
Whose service is a rich reward. 3 O be his service all my joy!
Around let my example shine;
And join in labours so divine.
My solemn, my determin'd choice,
And in his kind commands rejoice. 5 O may I never faint nor tire,
Nor wander from thy sacred ways !
Hail, David's ancient root!
To give the nations fruit.
2 Our weary souls shall rest
Beneath thy grateful shade;
By thy blest fruits convey'd. 3 Fair morning Star, arise!
With living glories bright;
A food of sacred light.
Pierc'd by thy heavenly ray;
To everlasting day. DODDRIDGE altered.
HYMN 287. C. M.
A Pillar of the Heavenly Temple. ALL bail
, victorious Saviour, hail ! And own that David's royal key
Well fits thy sov'reign hand. 2 Open the treasures of thy love,
And shed thy gifts abroad; Unveil to my rejoicing eyes
The temple of my God.
On an eternal base ;
And polish'd by thy grace.
The title of
As my secure abode.
Thy own beloved name; That endless ages, there may read The great Immanuel's claim. DODDRIDGE.
HYMN 288. L. M.
The springs whence wrong opinions flow : To judge from principles within,
When frailty errs, and when we sin. 2 Who, among men, high Lord of all,
Thy servants to his bar may call ?
A brother o'er the flaming lake?
Or worship by another's creed ?
We humbly seek and use our own. 4 If wrong, forgive; accept, if right,
Whilst faithful we obey our light;
To follow, as to learn, thy will. 5 When shall our happy eyes
behold Thy people, fashion'd in thy mould ? And charity our lineage prove, Deriv'd from thee, O God of love? Scott.
HYMN 289. L. M.
Christ our Example.
Such let our conversation be;
Wisdom and meek simplicity.
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
Bright Pattern of the Christian life. 3 O how benevolent and kind!
How mild, how ready to forgive!
4 To do his heavenly Father's will
Was his employment and delight;
Shone through his life divinely bright 5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labours of his life were love;
By his example let us move.
How frail, how apt to turn aside!
We ask thy spirit for our guide. 7 Thy fair example may. we trace,
To teach us what we ought to be;
The New Creation.
ATTEND, whilst God's exalted Son
his “Behold I sit upon my throne,
Creating all things new!
And the first Adam dies;
See the new world arise !
To the new heavens I make ;
My glories shall partake.”
From my old state of sin; O make my soul alive to thee,
Create new powers within ! 5 Renew my eyes, and form my ears,
And mould my heart afresh ;