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When once the sin-sick soul 14 Oh if your hearts but upright are, For grace hath panted,
Not one among you need despair ;
But grace can conquer sip in you,
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ALL of us, we know, not one excepted,
Are by nature, vile and base; He who without delay
If we feel it not that we're corrupted To Jesus turneth,
And quite spoil'd, the worse our With confidence doth pray,
case; And humbly mourneth,
But doth sin, in thought or deed comDoth certainly receive
mitted, (O boundless favor!)
Make us mourn and
to be acquitForgiveness of his sins
ted, From Christ our Saviour.
We, because the Lamb was slain, 4. If we, with uprightness,
Pardon in his blood may gain. 'Fore him discover Our wants; then our distress
817.* Will soon be over; He'll cure most graciously
MIGHT we unto our Saviour Our worst diseases,
Lift up our hearts with fervor, And fill us constantly
Each day, and pray for grace With thanks and praises.
T' obtain a true sensation
Of Jesus' great salvation,
And of our fall and sinfulness!
T. 166. For mankind in ev'ry station : Ev'ry youth who loves our Saviour O MIGHT we all Christ's name con Imitates his chaste behavior.
fess 2 If we, when by guilt oppressed,
In our whole conversation, Look to Christ, our Pattern blessed,
And each one through our Saviour's He will graciously direct us,
Be faithful in his station ; And from ev'ry sin protect us.
Might in our very looks be seen 815. T. 22.
That we, thro Jesus' merit, DEAR youths, Othat ye all but knew Are humble, steady, chaste and clean,
And guided by his Spirit!
819 T. 58. 2 His ears are open night and day, WHAT glorious pattern for the heart He hears whene'er to him you pray: and mind, He watcheth closely all you do,
o Jesus, doth each true believer find Yea, all your thoughts and reas’nings too. In thy words and actions, and whole 3 Whene'er a youth bemoans bis case, behavior! And weeps to him for saving grace, We pray thee, grant unto our youth He's wash'd in Jesus' precious blood, the favor
To follow thee. And made a happy child of God.
C. For unmarried Men. 12 O let us all press, from this day,
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With tears beseech him, that he may
Imprint in us his image blessed; How shall a young man cleanse his To look to him be our employ, way?
That soul and body in him joy ; By follwing close his word
May his death's pow'r us so replenish, Who once on earth a young man was, That sin and its allurements vanish; Jesus, our God and Lord:
In joy and pain we then shall find His word is spirit, and is pow'r; In him alone true peace of mind.
True life doth flow from him ; Our food his sacred flesh, our drink
T. 185. His blood, that healing stream.' BRETHREN, 'tis but meet to render 2 We now no longer need remain praises Fast bound in chains of sin;
To Immanuel, our Lord ; Whoe'er believes, is free indeed,
Who to bless his children never ceases, And by his word made clean: Since to favor they're restord; Since Jesus on th' accursed cross 'Midst a sense of our own imperfection,
The pow'r of sin did quell, We can magnify that free election When sin disorders us, we look Of his grace, by which we stand To him, and soon grow
well. 'Mongst his flock, his chosen band. 3 Ye chosen people of the Lord, 2 Yes, we feel indeed our own demerit
Which Jesus' pow'r displays,. And our imperfections great; If in obedience to his word
Had we not been led by Jesus' Spirit, You're render'd clean through grace; Never could we thus have met: His dying love be yet impress’d We deserv'd eternal condemnation,
More clearly on each heart ! But his death procured our salvation: And whether you're at work or rest, And since we've experienc'd this,
To love him be your part! We're determin’d to be his. 4 Ye purchas'd souls, Christ's happy
823.* T. 166. Aock, Be to his will resign'd,
DEAR brethren, let us take to heart And gladly offer up to him
The teaching of the Spirit;
Who, by all he hath done and said But calls, who can his call withstand !
In his humiliation, ...,
And sanctify'd our station.
824. T.45. :? BRETHREN, by Jesus Christ belov'd, THEE God's own Son-with joy we
First with attention be it weighed,
To be our dearest Brother;
Like to thee another. Shown forth the praises of our Lord; If countless gifts from him received 2 But, Oh! might wé-such brethren be, So undeservd, have this achieved, Of whom thou'rt not ashamed; That in the world we know of none Might, by all we do, thy grace To cheer our hearts, but him alone: Loudly be proclaimed.
828. T. 185. JESUS, we now devote to thee
To thy brethren ever be propitious, Qur body, soul, and spirit,
In our hearts thy love reveal. Since thou to us prosperity
Grant that we may follow thee, Lord Impartest throthy merit, In thought und deed we wish to be
Fill our souls with ardent zeal, Like thee, that each who sees us
To proclaim to many a beathen nation May in us some resemblance see, Thy atoning death for our salvation : Of our great Pattern, Jesus. Grant us, Jesus, to increase
Both in number and in grace. 826. T. DEAREST brethren :: be this our D.; For Girls.
desire Thatour Saviour :ll: us with love inspire,
829.*. T. 14. By his cross, his wounds and pain OUR Lord and Saviour doth attend May we all true freedom gain, To all our tears and sighs, Then to serve him :fl: he'll of us require. And us his maidens will defend 2 Chains of darkness, :11: wherewith From vain perplexities. men are bound,
2 Blest Mary, with a cheerful voice, Now are broken,:||: anda help is found;
To all around declar'd: They, who gladly would be free 5;
“In God my Saviour I rejoice, May by Christ deliver'd be ;
For he my sighs hath heard. This to sinners :/): is a joyful sound.
The Lord hath highly favor'd me; 3Noughtbut blessings:llche for us intends
His handmaid's low estate And his mercy :ll never, never ends; He hath regarded graciously, Let us look unto the cross,
1: Where he dy'd to ransom us,
The poor he doth elate." On that off’ring :l]: faith alone depends. 4 Thus all who wait upon the Lord, 4. As thy chosen, :ll blood-bought
And seek for peace and rest, property,
In him, according to his word, We'll know nothing, :|: slaughter'd
Shall be consol'd and blest. Lamb, but thee;
5 We're poor and needy; but thro' Thou shalt be our Lord and God,
grace, And redemption in thy blood
His Spirit teachéth us Shallour doctriue :fl: to all nations be. To look, with all our sinfulness,
In faith to Jesus' cross. 827.
6 When simply we obey his voice, YE brethren, sav'd by Jesus' blood !
And to our Lord appeal,
Since pard'ning grace we feel.
In thee, O grant us grace;
Preserve all from self and pride, 2 Then let us rise and serve the Lord,
That bane of happiness.
Unto us all impart;
12 Then, rénew'd by grace, the heart
desireth BLESS'D are they whose meditation To be Jesus' property; Is directed oft by faith
Yea his dying love our souls inspireth To their Saviour's incarnation,
Him to love most fervently; Human life and painful death. We remain his maidens poor and 2 Bless'd are they, who as poor sinners needy, Gain from Jesus life and
Yet to give him joy are ever ready,
grace; Tho' they be but young beginners, Thinking always how we may
And by nature vile and base. Love unfeign'd to him display. 3 Blessed, who are ever ready
833. T. 56. Him to follow cheerfully, Who took, in a virgin's body,
O BE mindful:: of us gracious Lord, For our sake, humanity.
'Midst our weakness :: aid to us af
ford; 4 Blessed they, who live to Jesus,
Human frailty well thou know'st; Who to him their hearts devote,
We of nothing else can boast Wishing to show forth bis praises ;
But the blessings :: which thy death Truly blessed is their lot!
procur'd. 2 Lord, assist us :/: in the needful hour,
In temptation :: grant us help and UNTO thee, most gracious Saviour, pow'r;
We ourselves anew commend ! We in thee alone confide,
To our pray’rs and wants attend; Keep us humble, :fl: and in spirit poor. Grant us all a tender feeling
3 From each rival: 11:0 deliver us, Of thy love and gracious dealing,
Make us willing :||
: to take up our cross; That our hearts may truly be
Our diseases kindly heal; Fill'd with fervent love to thee.
To our hearts thy love rereal; 2 This alone can keep us steady All besides thee ://: may we count but In the simple path of grace,
dross. And when any thing seems ready To disturb our happiness,
834. T. 168. Lord, in mercy us deliver,
BLESSED are we, if believing
In the Lord our Righteousness,
And in lowliness receiving
From his fulness grace for grace;
When we find in him salvation, 832. T. 185. Happiness and consolation, WHEN bemoaning our undone
And obey the Shepherd's voice; dition,
Then we truly can rejoice. Weeping for redeeming grace, 2 Tho' we feel that'soul and body We with heart-felt and sincere con Are corrupt and void of good, trition
Yet the Lord is ever ready
And we daily may
increase Life, and true felicity.
In his knowledge and in grace.
E. For unmarried Women, 14 If wethy rich forgiveness daily prove,
This will unite us, Lord, to thee in love, 835.* T. 185.
O make us all devoted unto thee; WOULD you know the grace and Let us thychaste and faithful virgins be. peace enjoyed
HAPPY they, who oft for Jesus
Weep, from need as well as love, Vanity and worldly ways despiseth, They experience him propitious, While the converse with her Lord she
And his favor richly prove. prizeth,
2 Happy they, who are excited, And thus, on this side the grave, Him to follow ev'ry where, Foretaste sweet of heav'n may have. And are with his ways delighted, 2 Therefore, this be our concernforever,
He to such is truly dear.
Then we find true peace and rest; And, who counts his great salvation But indeed it is from each expected, As her highest good and bliss. That the heart be by his grace, directed, 4 Happy she, who finds in Jesus Nor have
All her wishes satisfy'd;
Is that Friend who for her dy'd! Of Christ's blood in ev'ry case!
838. May we follow him, and seek each hour
BLEST To preserve ourselves thro' grace;
are they, who human nature May the virtue of our Saviour's passion, But' who know each fallen creature
Feel as vile, corrupt and base,
May be heald by Jesus' grace. May his aim with us be gain'd. 2 Mourning souls are truly blessed,
They that seek will surely find;
Jesus comforts the distressed,
To the contrite he is kind. WE virgins, who enjoy our Saviour's
3 Christthe Bread, that came from heagrace,
Doth the hungry soul revive, (ven, Are happier far than words can e'er Jesus, the Bridegroom of our souls, Unto those who thirst, is given
Water from the well of life. supplies Our wants, and soul and body sanctifies. 4 Blest are they, who, thro' his favor,
Are in heart here purify'd; 2 His love produceth love; constrain'd
They shall once behold our Saviour thereby, Our sole intention is to yield him joy.
Who by faith in him abide. When in our hearts his love is shed 5 Blest are they, who in his merits abroad,
[God. Have a share, tho' here despis’d, We then, like Mary, favor find with All is theirs; what flesh inherits 3 Lord, may thy love with gratitude
They renounce, he's only priz’d. inspire
6 Blest are they, who, foll'wing Jesus, Our souls, and to thy name beour desire! Virgins are in deed and truth; We thee intreat to form us to thy praise, They have cause to give him praises ; And all that's carnal wholly to erase.
Both the aged and the youth.