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to arbitrators; to submit to government, and in truth and justice, to pay such taxes, as may be required, for the maintenance of order and good government; to refrain from, and discountenance all profane swearing, as unbecoming the christian character, and as tending greatly to lessen the frequency of truth in common life.

AND now, commending ourselves, and all mankind, unto the great Head of the Church, depending entirely upon Him, for all that light, wisdom, and direction, which we stand in need of, we pray, That he would be pleased to make additions to the Church of such as shall be saved from the evil that is in the world, by believing the truth as it is in JESUS; and that, by his grace, he would enable us to walk worthy of our Christian profession in all things.

HYMNS, &c.

HYMN 1. L. M.

THY ways, O Lord, with wise design,
Are fram'd upon thy throne above,
And ev'ry dark or bending line,
Meets in the centre of thy love.

With feeble light, and half obscure, Poor mortals thine arrangements view, Not knowing that the least are sure, And the mysterious just and true.


Thy flock, thine own peculiar carc,
Though now they seem to roam uney'd,
Are led or driven only where
They best and safest may abide.


They neither know, nor trace the way;
But, trusting to thy piercing Eye,
None of their feet to ruin stray,
Nor shall the weakest fail or die.

My favor'd soul shall meekly learn
To lay her reason at thy throne ;
Too weak thy secrets to discern,
I'll trust thee for my guide alone.

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HYMN-2. P. M.

Now begin the heav'nly theme,
Sing aloud in Jesus' Name:
Ye, who his salvation prove,
Triumph in redeeming love.


Ye, who see the Father's grace
Beaming in the Saviour's face,
As to Canaan on ye move,
Praise and bless redeeming love.


Mourning souls, dry up your tears,
Banish all your guilty fears;
See your guilt and curse remove,
Cancell❜d by redeeming love.


Ye, alas! who long have been
Willing slaves of death and sin,
Now from bliss no longer rove,
Stop and taste redeeming love.


Welcome all, by sin oppress'd,
Welcome to his sacred rest :
Nothing brought him from above,
Nothing but redeeming love.


When his spirit leads us home,
When we to his glory come,
We shall all the fulness prove,
Of our Lord's redeeming love.
He subdu'd th' infernal pow'rs,
Those tremendous foes of ours,
From their cursed empire drove ;
Mighty in redeeming love.

Hither, then, your music bring,
Strike aloud each cheerful string;
Mortals, join the host above,
Join to praise redeeming love.

HYMN 3. P. M.

COME, ye lovers of the Lamb,
Praise the great Almighty Name:
To your God your songs begin,
To the Lamb, your bleeding King.

Jesus, thee we honours give ;
Live, Almighty Jesus, live;
Thou hast penn'd our songs with blood,
Thee we hail, incarnate God.

We were laden once with sin,

But the Lamb hath made us clean;
We, who once in darkness lay,
Now behold eternal day.

Strangers once, and far from God,
Now brought home by Jesu's blood,
Shining in our wedding dress,
In the Lord our righteousness.


Poor, and low, we once did lie,
Full of wants, and sore oppress'd;
Jesus now hath rais'd us high,
All our grievances redress'd.


Deeply sinking once in hell,
Without hope, and without God;
Now our tongues can greatly tell,
We are sav'd by Jesu's blood.


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