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7 Come quickly, gracious Lord, and take

Possession of thine own;
My longing heart vouchsafe to make

Thine everlasting throne.
8 Assert thy claim, maintain thy right,

Come quickly from above;
And sink me to perfection's height,

The depth of humble love. Hamilton.] HYMN 246. L. M. 1

Accept the tribute which we bring ! Accept thy well-desery'd renown,

And wear our praises as thy crown. 2 Let every act of worship be,

Like our espousals, Lord, to thee :
Like the blest hour when from above,

We first receiv'd the pledge of love. 3 The gladness of that happy day,


ever, ever stay! Nor let our faith forsake its hold,

Nor hope decline, nor love grow cold! 4 Each following minute as it flies,

Increase thy praise, improve our joys,
Till we are rais'd to sing thy name,

At the great supper of the Lamb. Light-Street.] HYMN 247. 8 lines 8's. 1 THOU Shepherd of Israel and mine,

O may


For closer communion I pine,

I long to reside where thou art; The pasture I languish to find,

Where all who their Shepherd obey, Are fed on thy bosom reclin'd,

And screen’d from the heat of the day. 6 This hath set me all on fire ;

Strongly glows the flame of love;
Higher mounts my soul, and higher,

Struggles for its swift remove;
Then I'll praise him, &c.

In a nobler strain above!
Paradise.] HYMN 274. C. M.
1 COW happy every child of grace,


This earth, he cries, is not my place,

I seek my place in heaven:
A country far from mortal sight,

Yet O! by faith I see;
The land of rest, the saints' delight,

The heaven prepar'd for me. 2 0 what a blessed hope is ours !

While here on earth we stay,
We more than taste the heavenly powers,

And antedate that day;
We feel the resurrection near,

Our life in Christ conceal'd,
And with his glorious presence here

Our earthen vessels fill’d.
3 O would he more of heaven bestow!

And let the vessels break;
And let our ransom'd spirits go,

To grasp the God we seek;
In rapturous awe on him to gaze,

Who bought the sight for me,
And shout and wonder at his grace.

To all eternity.
Triumph.] HYMN 275. P. M.

SEAD of the church triumphant,

H We joyfully adore thee

Till thou appear, thy members here
Shall sing like those in glory:

We list our hearts and voices
With blest anticipation,
And cry aloud, and give to God

The praise of our salvation.
2 While in affiliction's furnace,

And passing through the fire,
Thy love we praise which knows no days,
And ever brings us nigher :
We clap our hands exulting
In thine almighty favour;
The love divine, which made us thine,

Can keep us thine for ever.
3 Thou dost conduct thy people

Through torrents of temptation;
Nor will we fear while thou art near,
The fire of tribulation;
The world, with sin and Satan,
In vain our march opposes ;
By thee we shall break through them all,

And sing the song of Moses. 4 By faith we see the glory,

To which thou shalt restore us,
The cross despise for that high prize,
Which thou hast set before us :
And if thou count us worthy,
We each, as dying Stephen,
Shall see thee stand at God's right-hand,
To take us up to heaven.

Sharon.) HYMN 276. S. M.
A How glorious is thy name

Thy wonders how diffus'd abroad,

Throughout creation's frame !
In native white and red
The rose and kily stand,

And free from pride, their beauties spread,

To show thy skilful hand.
3 The lark mounts up the sky

With unambitious song;
And bears her Maker's praise on high

Upon her artless tongue. 4 Fain would I rise and sing

To my Creator too;
Fain would my heart adore my King,

And give him praises due. 5 Descend, celestial fire,

And seize me from above !
Wrap me in flames of pure desire,

A sacrifice of love.
6 Let joy and worship spend

The remnant of my days:
And to my God my soul ascend,

In sweet perfumes of praise.

Portuguese.] HYMN 277. 10's á 11's.

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In Jesus's power, in Jesus's lore: With glad exultation your triumph proclaim, Ascribing salvation to God and the Lamb! 2 Thou, Lord, our relief in trouble hast been, Hast sav'd us from grief, hast sav'd us from sin; The power of thy Spirit hath set our hearts free, And now we inherit all fulness in thca. 3 All fulness of peace, all-fulness of joy, And spiritual bliss that never shall cloy; To us it is given in Jesus to know, A kingdom of heaven, a heaven below. 4 No longer we join, while sinners invite: Nor envy the swine their brutish delight;


Their joy is all sadness, their mirth is all vain ;
Their laughter is madness, their pleasure is pain.
5 O might they at last with sorrow return,
The pleasures to taste for which they were born ;
Our Jesus receiving, our happiness prove,
The joy of believing, the heaven of love.

Baltimore.] HYMN 278. 6 6's & 2 8's. 1 simple souls, that stray

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That unfrequented way

To life and happiness :
How long will ye your folly love,

And throng the downward road,
And hate the wisdom from above,

And mock the sons of God! 2 Madness and misery,

Ye count our lives beneath,
And nothing great can see,

Or glorious in our death!
As born to suffer and to grieve,

Beneath your feet we lie;
And utterly contemn’d we live,

And unlamented die. 3 Poor pensive sojourners,

O’erwhelm'd with grief and woes, Perplex'd with needless fears,

And pleasure's mortal foes; More irksome than a gaping tomb,

Our sight ye cannot bear, Wrapt in the melancholy gloom

of fanciful despair. 4 So wretched and obscure,

The men whom ye despise, So foolish, weak, and poor,

Above your scorn we rise:

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