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2 They give a loose to wild desires ;

But let the sinners know
Tlie strict account that God requires

Of all the works they do. 8 The Judge prepares his throne on high;

The frighted earth and seas
Avoid the fury of his eye,

And flee before his face.
4 How shall I bear that dreadful day

And stand the fiery test? I give all mortal joys away,

To be forever biest.

HYMN 91. L. M. [b] Advice to youth ; or, old age and death in an un converted state. Eccles. xii. 1, 7. Isa. Ixv. 20. 1

TOW in the heat of youthful blood,



Behold the months come hast ning on


shall “My joys are gone.? 2 Behold the aged sinner goes,

Laden with guilt and heavy woes,
Down to the regions of the dead,

With endless curses on bis head! 3 The dust returns to dust again;

The soul, in agonies of pain,
Ascends to God; not there to dwell,

But hears her doom, and sinks to hell. \ Eternal King! I fear thy name ;

Teach me to know how frail I am ;
And when my soul must hence remove,
Give me a mansion in thy love.

HYMN 92.-S. M. Christ the wisdom of God. Prov. viii. 1, 22, 32. 1

The voice of God's eternal word,

Deserves it no regard ?
“ I was his chief delight,

His everlasting Son,
Before the first of all his works,

Creation, was begun.
3 (Before the flying clouds,

Before the solid land,
Before the fields, before the floods,

I dwelt at his right hand.
4 When he adorn'd the skies,

And built them, I was there,
To order when the sun should rise,

And marsbal every star.
3 } When he pour'd out the sea,

And spread the flowing deep, I gave the food a firm decree

In its own bounds to keep.) 6 Upon the empty air

The earth was balanc'd well; With joy I saw the mansion, where

The sons of men should dwell. 7 My busy thoughts at first

On their salvation ran,
Ere sin was born, or Adam's dust

Was fashion'd to a man.
Then come, receive my grace,
Ye children, and be wise ;


Happy the man that keeps my ways,

The man that shuns them dies.''

Christ; or,

HYMN 93. L. M. .

Wisdom obeyed or resisted.

Prov. viii. 34, 36.
VHUS saith the Wisdom of the Lord,



Keeps daily watch before my gates,

And at my feet for mercy waits.
2 The soul that seeks me shall obtain

Immortal wealth and beavenly gain;
Immortal life is his reward,

Life, and the favour of the Lord.
3 But the vile wretch that flies from me,

Doth his own soul an injury;
Fools, that against my grace rebel,
Seek death and love the road to hell.


HYMN 94. C. M. (b) Justification by faith, not by works ; or, the law condemns, grace justifies. Rom. iii. 19, 22.

AIN are the hopes the sons of men

On their own works have built ;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,

And all their actions guilt. 2 Let Jews and Gentiles stop their mouths,

Without a murm’ring word,
And the whole race of Adam stand

Guilty before the Lord.
3 In vain we ask God's righteous law

To justify us now,
Since to convince and to condemn

Is all the law can do.

Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!

When in thy name we trust,
Our faith receives a righteousness

That makes the sinner just.

HYMN 95. C. M. [*] Regeneration, John i. 18. and iii. 3, &c. 1

COT all the outward forms on earth, Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birtb,

Can raise a soul to heaven.
2 The sovereign will of God alone

Creates us heirs of grace;
Born in the image of his Son,

A new peculiar race.
3 The Spirit, ike some heavenly wind,

Biows on the sons of flesh,
New models all the carnal mind,

Aud forrns the man afresh.
4 Our quicken'd souls awake and rise

From the long sleep of death ;
On heavenly things we fix our eyes,

And praise employs our breath.

BT among the carnal wise,

HYMN 96. C. M.

[] Election excludes boasting. 1 Cor. i. 26, 31. 1 UT

But few of noble race,
Obtain the favour of thine eyes,

Almighty King of Grace!
. He takes the men of meanest name

For sons and heirs of God;
And thus he pours abundant shame

On honourable blood.

He calls the fool, and makes him know

The myst'ries of his geace; To bring aspiring wisdom low,

And all its pride abase. 4 Nature has all its glories lost,

When brought before his throne; No flesh shall in his presence boast,

But in the Lord alone.

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HYMN 97. L. M.
Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness, &c.

1 Cor. i. 30.
1 URY'D in shadows of the night,

We lie till Christ restores the light; Wisdom

descends to heal the blind, And chase the darkness of the mind. 2 Our guilty souls are drown'd in tears,

Till his atoning blood appears :
Then we awake from deep distress,

And sing, The Lord our Righteousness. 3 Our very frame is mix'd with sin,

His Spirit makes our natures clean;
Such virtues from his suff'rings flow,

At once to cleanse and pardon too, * Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,

Binding his slaves in heavy chains;
He sets the pris'ners free, and breaks

The iron bondage from our necks.
5 Poor helpless worras in thee possess

Grace, wisdom, power and righteousness;
Thou art our mighty All, and we
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to thee

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