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PART SECOND. 3 Wherever two or three,
Are met in Jesu's name,
Nor let them meet in vain ;
They still shall find him present there. 4 When in the open field,
As Jacob sleeping laid,
His presence and his aid:
From God to men, and men to God. 5 The Lord is never bound
To any time or place ;
Among his chosen race ;
512. 8. 7. 4. Fay's Col. Sower and the Seed....Matt. xiii. 3-23. 1 COME OME, thou soul-transforming Spirit,
Bless the sower and the seed:
Raise the weak-the hungry feed:
Now supply thy people's need. 2 O may all enjoy thy blessing
Which thy word's design'd to give!
Joyfully the truth receive :
513. 8. 7. Hart.
Before Sermon. 1 LESSED Lord, be thou our teacher,
Helper, counsellor, and guide:
Speak the promise thro' the preacher,
And the hearing ear provide.
Yield us profit in the end
Ev'ry providence a friend.
514. C. M. Gibbons. Felix trembling ....Acts xxiv. 24, 24. 1 EE Felix, cloth'd with pomp and pow'r,
See his resplendent bride,
The Saviour crucify'd.
His glories and his love ; How he obey'd, and bled below,
And reigns and pleads above.
The preacher reason'd well;
Sunk terror in his soul. 4 To strengthen the great truths he spoke,
He set the world to come
The sinner's dreadful doom.]
* Go for this time away: " I'll hear thee on these points again
" On some convenient day.” 6 Attention to the words of life,
Tho' Felix thus adjourn :
My first and last concern,
515. C. M. Needham. After Sermon.... Matt. xiii. 3—23. 1 Now Lord, the heav'nly seed is sown, ,
Be it thy care
By humble, fervent pray'r.
And water too in vain :
Send down thy heav'nly rain. 3 Then shall our cheerful hearts and tongues
Begin this song divine;
516. C. M. Gibbons. Christian's Duties and Privileges.... Jude 20, 21. 1 W
THILE sinners, who presume to bear
The Christian's sacred name,
And glory in their shame;
Detest their impious ways;
An heav'nly temple raise :
Depend from day to day;
1 SINNERS, will you scorn the message,
Ev'ry sentence, how tender!
Ev'ry line is full of love!
2 Hear the heralds of the gospel,
News from Zion's King proclaim,
“ Free forgiveness in his name:"
Free forgiveness in his name ! 3 Tempted souls, they bring you succour
Fearful hearts, they quell your fears,
Chase away the falling tears :
Chase away the falling tears. 4 False professors, grov'ling worldlings,
Callous hearers of the word !
Take the warnings they afford;
Who receiv'd the joyful word?
Offer'd to you by the Lord ?
Offer'd to you by the Lord ?
Waiting spirits, speed your way,
Tidings bear without delay :
518. 148th. Newton. Minister's Complaint....Gal. iv. 19. 1 WHAT contradictions meet,
In ministers' employ!
No other post affords a place
For equal honor or disgrace! 2 Who can describe the pain
Which faithful preachers feel,
To hearts as hard as steel?
When stubborn hearts begin to melt? 3
The Saviour's dying love,
And draw their bowels forth :
If some small hope appear,
They watch for the event :
Then how their inmost souls are griev'd! 5 But when their pains succeed,
And from the tender blade,
Their toils are overpaid :
Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;
To make it spring and grow:
519. C. M. Doddridge.
Race...1 Cor. ix. 24.
, And press with