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Unable its own course to guide,
The winds soon plung'd it in the tide.
Ah! foolish kite, thou hadst no wing,
How could'st thou fly without a string!

My heart reply'd, “O Lord, I see " How much this kite resembles me! “Forgetful that by thee I stand, “Impatient of thy ruling hand; “ How oft I've wish'd to break the lines “ Thy wisdom for my lot assigns ? “ How oft indulg'd a vain desire “ For something more, or something high'r? “ And, but for grace and love divine, “ A fall thus dreadful had been mine.”

A Thought on the Sea Shore.
1 In ev'ry object here I see
Something, O Lord, that leads to thee.

Tirm as the rocks thy promise stands,
Thy mercies countless as the sands,
Thy love a sea immensely wide,

Thy grace an ever-flowing tide.: 2 In ev'ry object here I see Something, my heart, that points at thec.

Hard as the rocks that bound the strand,
Unfruitful as the barren sand, so
Deep and deceitful as the ocean,
And, like the tides, in constant motion.

The Spider and Toad.
Some author (no great matter who,
Provided what he says be true)
Relates he saw, with hostile rage,
A spider and a toad engage :

For though with poison both are stor'd,
Each by the other is abhorr’d,
It seems as if their common venom
Provok'd an enmity between 'em.
Implacable, malicious, cruel,
Like modern hero in a duel,
The spider darted on his foe,
Infixing death at ev'ry blow.
The toad, by ready instinct taught,
An antidote, when wounded, sought
From the herb Plantane, growing near,
Well known to toads its virtues rare,
The spider's poison to repel;
It cropp'd the leaf, and soon was well.
This remedy it often try’d,
And all the spider's rage defy'd.
The person who the contest view'd,
While yet the battle doubtful stood,
Remov'd the healing plant away-
And thus the spider gain'd the day:
For when the toad return'd once more
Wounded, as it had done before,
To seek relief, and found it not,
It swellid and dy'd upon the spot.

In ev'ry circumstance but one
(Could that hold too, I were undone)
No glass can represent my face
More justly than this tale my case.
The toad's an emblem of my heart,
And Satan acts the spider's part.
Envenom'd by his poison, I
Am often at the point to die;
But he who hung upon the tree,
From guilt and woe to set me free,
Is like the Plantane leaf to me.

To him my wounded soul repairs,
He knows my pain, and hears my prayers,
From him I virtue draw by faith,
Which saves me from the jaws of death :
From him fresh life and strength I gain,
And Satan spends his rage in vain.
No secret arts or open force,
Can rob me of this sure resource,
Though banish'd to some distant land,
My med’cine would be still at hand;
Though foolish men its worth deny,
Experience gives them all the lie; .
Though Deists and Socinians join,
Jesus still lives, and still is inine.
'Tis here the happy diff'rence lies,
My Saviour reigns above the skies,
Yet to my, soul is always near,
For he is God, and ev'ry where.
His blood a sovereign balm is found
For ev'ry grief, and ev'ry wound;
And sooner all the hills shall flee
And hide themselves beneath the sea;
Or ocean, starting from its bed,
Rush o'er the cloud-topt mountain's head;
The sun, exhausted of its light,
Become the source of endless night;
And ruin spread from pole to pole;
Than Jesus fail the tempted soul,

TO THE FIRST BOOK OF THE OLNEY HYMNS,

According to the Order and Subject of the Hymns.

Chap

GENESIS.

1 SAMUEL. Hymn

Chap. Hymn 1 ADAM

3 25 Hannah; or, the throne of 2 Cain and Abel ..........

grace ..................... 1 3} Walking with God ...... 5 | 27 Milch kine drawing the

26 Dagen before the ark

.... 5 5 Lot in Sodom ............

ark ........................ 6

28 Saul's armour ............ {The Lord will provide, 8 Esau ..........

2 SAMUEL. 9 Jacob's ladder ........... 10 My name is Jacob ...... 32 | 29 David's fall .....

............... 12 11 Plenty in dearth ......... 30 Is this thy kindness to 12 Joseph made known to

thy friend ? ............... 16 his brethren .............. 45

I KINGS.
EXODUS.

Ask what I shall give 13 The bitter waters ......... 15 | 32

......... 14 Jehovah-Rophi 15 Manna .........

34 Queen of Sheba ......... 16 Manna hoarded .......

35 Elijah fed by ravens ...... 17 17 Jehovah-Nissi

36 The meal and cruse of

......... 18 The golden calf ......

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JOSHUA.

I CHRONICLES, 21 Gibeon ....... .... 10) 41 Faith's review and expec

tation ....... JUDGES.

NEHEMIAH, 22 Jehovah-Shallom ......... 23 Gideon's fleece .............. 6 42 The joy of the Lord is 24 Samson's lion ............... 14 our strength ...in ...... VOL. III.

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- JEREMIAH.
Hymn
Chap. | Hymn

Chap
43 O that I were was in 68 Trust of the righteous
months past! ............ 29

I and wicked ...............
44 The change ................

| 67 Jehovah our righteous

ness ........................ 23

| 08 Ephraim repenting ......
PSALMS.
45 Pleading for mercy .......6

LAMENTATIONS.
46 None upon earth besides

| 69 The Lord is my portion, 3
thee .......... ........... 73
47 } The believer's safety ... 91
48

EZEKIEL.
49 He led them by à right

70 Humbled and silenced by
way ..................... 107

mercy ...................... 16
50 What shall I render? ... 116

171 The covenant ............
51 Dwelling in Mesech .... 120 72 Jehovah-Shammah ....... 48

DANIEL.

PROVERBS.
52 Wisdom ..................... 8
53 A friend that sticketh

closer than a brother ... 18

73 The power and triumph

of faith ................... 3,6
74 Belshazzar ................ 5

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JONAH.
ECCLESIASTES.
54 Vanity of life ............... 1

1

75 The gourd ...

75 The gourd .......
55 Vanity of the world .......
56 Vanity of creatures sanc-

ZECHARIAH. 2 ani
tified .................... 1

76 Prayer for the Lord's pre-

sence ....................
SOLOMON'S SONG. 77 A brand plucked out of

the fire ....................
57 The name of Jesus ...... 1

| 78 On one stone shall be

seven eves ...............
ISAIAH.

79 Praise for the fountain

opened ...............
58 O Lord, I will praise thee, 12
59 The river, refuge, and

MALACHI.
rock of the church ......
60 Zion, or the city of 80 They shall be mine, saith

God ........................ 33 the Lord ..................
61 Look unto me, and be ye
saved ..................... 45

MATTHEW.
62 The good Physician ...... 45
63 To the afflicted ............ 81 The beggar ...........
64. The contrite heart ......... 57 | 82 The leper .................
65 The future peace and 83 A sick soul .........

glory of the church ..... 65 | 84 Satan returning ......

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