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Nor shall our practice give offence
To saints, the Gentile, or the Jew.

HYMN 127. L. M. Portugal. [*]

Christ's invitation to sinners. Matt. xi, 28–30. 1' COME hither, all ye weary souls,

v Ye heavy laden sinners, come; I'll give you rest from all your toils, And raise you to my heavenly home. 2 "They shall find rest, who learn of me; "I'm of a meek and lowly mind : But passion rages like the sea, And pride is restless as the wind. 3 'Bless'd is the man, whose shoulders take My yoke, and bear it with delight; My yoke is easy to his neck,

My grace shall make the burden light.' 04 Jesus, we come at thy command;

With faith, and hope, and humble zeal,
Resign our spirits to thy hand,
To mould and guide us at thy will.

HYMN 128. L. M. Green's. [*] The Apostles' Commission. Mark, xvi, 15, &c. Matt. xxviii, 18, &c. 1' 01.0, preach my Gospel,' saith the Lord ;

UT 'Bid the whole earth my grace receive: o 'He shall be sav’d, who trusts my word; e 'He shall be damn’d, who wont believe. -2 "I'll make your great commission known;

And ye shall prove my gospel true, By all the works that I have done, 'By all the wonders ye shall do. & 3 Go, heal the sick ; go, raise the dead; 'Go, cast out devils in my name:

Nor let my prophets be afraid, 'Though Greeks reproach,and Jews blaspheme. 4 Teach all the nations my commands; "I'm with you till the world shall end : * All power is trusted in my hands;

'I can destroy, and I defend.' o 5 He spake,-and light shone round his head •

On a bright cloud to heaven he rode:

The st in the hole eart

g They to the farthest nations spread The grace of their ascended God.

HYMN 129. L. M. Armley. [b *]

Abraham offering his Son. Gen. xxii, 6, &c.
1 SAINTS, at your heavenly Father's word,

D Give up your comforts to the Lord;
He will restore what you resign,
Or grant you blessings more divine.
2 So Abra'am, with obedient hand,
Led forth his son, at God's command;
The wood, the fire, the knife he took ;
His arm prepar'd the dreadful stroke.
d 3_Abra'am, forbear, the angel cry'd,

Thy faith is known, thy love is try'd ; “Thy son shall live, and in thy seed

Shall the whole earth be bless'd indeed.' 04 Just in the last distressing hour,

The Lord displays deliv'ring power;
The mount of danger is the place,
Where we shall see surprising grace.

HYMN 130. L. M. Sicilian. sb *)

Love and Hatred. Phil. ii, 2; Eph. iv, 30, &c. ei NOW, by the bowels of my God,

I His sharp distress, his sore complaints, By his last groans, his dying blood, I charge my soul to love the saints. 2 Clamour and wrath and war begone; Envy and spite for ever cease ; Let bitter words no more be known,

Amongst the saints, the sons of peace. e 3 The Spirit, like a peaceful dove,

Flies from the realms of noise and strife;
Why should we vex and grieve His love,
Who seals our souls to heavenly life?
4 Tender and kind be all our thoughts ;

Through all our lives let mercy run: -So God forgives our num’rous faults, For the dear sake of Christ, his Son.

HYMN 131. L. M. Islington. [b *]

The Pharisee und Publican. Luke xviii, 10, &c.
1 R EHOLD, how sinners disagree,--

D The Publican and Pharisee!

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o One doth his righteousness proclaim,
e The other owns his guilt and shame.
p 2 This man at humble distance stands,

And cries for grace with lifted hands; o That boldly rises near the throne,

And talks of duties he has done. -3 The Lord their diff'rent language knows,

And diff'rent answers he bestows: o The humble soul with grace he crowns, e Whilst on the proud his anger frowns. -4 Dear Father, let me never be

Join'd with the boasting Pharisee ; e I have no merits of my own,

But plead the suff'rings of thy Son.
HYMN 132. L. M. Brentford. Oporto. [*]

Holiness and Grace. Titus ii, 10, 13.
1 So let our lips and lives express

D The holy Gospel, we profess;
So let our works and virtues shine,
To prove the doctrine all divine.
2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad
The honours of our Saviour God;
When the salvation reigns within,

And grace subdues the power of sin.
e 3 Our flesh and sense must be denied, ---

Passion and envy, lust and pride; o Whilst justice, temp?rance, truth and love,

Our inward piety approve. -4 Religion bears our spirits up,

While we expect that blessed hope,o The bright appearance of the Lord ; -And faith stands leaning on his word.

HYMN 133. C. M. York. [*]

Love and Charity. 1 Cor. xiii, 247, 13. 1 T ET Pharisees of high esteem

I Their faith and zeal declare ; All their religion is a dream,

If love be wanting there.
2 Love suffers long with patient eye,

Nor is provok'd in haste;
She lets the present injury die,

nd long forgets the past.

- 3 (Malice and rage, those fires of hell,

She quenches with her tongue; Hopes, and believes, and thinks no ill,

Though she endures the wrong.)
4 (She ne'er desires, nor seeks to know

The scandals of the time;
Nor looks with pride on those below,

Nor envies those who climb.)
5 She lays her own advantage by,

To seek her neighbour's good :- . o So God's own Son came down to die,

And bought our lives with blood.
0 6 Love is the grace, that keeps her power

In all the realms above;
There faith and hope are known no more,

But saints for ever love.
HYMN 134. L. M. Islington. Quercy. [b *]

Religion vain without Love. 1 Cor. xiii, 1, 2, 3. 1 LTAD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,

II And nobler speech than angels use; If love be absent, I am found, Like tinkling brass, an empty sound. 2 Were I inspir'd to preach, and tell All that is done in heaven and hell; Or could my faith the world remove, Still I am nothing without love. 3 Should I distribute all my store, To feed the bowels of the poor ; Or give my body to the flame, To gain a martyr's glorious name ;4 If love to God, and love to men, Be absent-all my hopes are vain : Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal, The works of love can e'er fulfil. HYMN 135. L. M. Sicilian. Green's. [*]

Love of Christ in the Heart. Eph. iii, 16, &c. 1 MOME, dearest Lord, descend, and dwell,

U By faith and love, in ev'ry breast; Then shall we know, and taste, and feel, The joys that cannot be express'd.

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2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength;
Make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height, and breadth, and length,

Of thine unmeasurable grace.
s 3 Now to the God, whose power can do
More than our thoughts or wishes know;
Be everlasting honours done,

By all the church-through Christ his Son.
HYMN 136. C. M. Abridge. Plymouth. [b *]
Sincerity and Hypocrisy. John iv, 24. Psalm cxxxix, 23, 24.
1 M OD is a Spirit, just and wise;

UT He sees our inmost mind :
In vain to heaven we raise our cries,

And leave our souls behind.
2 Nothing but truth, before his throne,

With honour can appear:
The painted hypocrites are known,

Through the disguise they wear.
3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,

Their bending knees the ground; But God abhors the sacrifice,

Where not the heart is found. e 4 Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,

And make my soul sincere ; o Then shall I stand before thy face,

And find acceptance there. HYMN 137. L. M. Leeds. Castle-Street. [*]

Salvation by Grace in Christ. 2 Tim. i, 9, 10.
1 NOW, to the power of God supreme

I Be everlasting honours given;
He saves from hell-(we bless his name,)

He calls our wand'ring feet to Heaven.
e 2 Not for our duties, or deserts,
o But of his own abundant grace,

He works salvation in our hearts,

And forms a people for his praise. -3 'Twas his own purpose that begun

€ 4 Lord make mynd bef

He gave us grace in Christ his Son,
Before he spread the starry sky.

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