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2 The'man of charity extends

To all his lib'ral hand;
His kindred, neighbours, foes and friends,

His pity may command.
e 3 He aids the poor in their distress;

He hears when they complain; With tender heart delights to bless,

And lessen all their pain. 4 The sick, the pris'ner, poor and blind,

And all the sons of grief, In him a benefactor find

He loves to give relief. o 5 'Tis love that makes religion sweet;

'Tis love that makes us rise, With willing minds and ardent feet,

To yonder happy skies. -6 Then let us all in love abound,

And charity pursue ; o Thus shall we be with glory crown'd, e And love as angels do.


HYMN 192. C. M. St. Ann's. [*]

Relieving Christ in his Members. Matt. XXV, 40. e 1 TESUS, my Lord, how rich thy grace!

Thy bounties, how complete! How shall I count the matchless sum

How pay the mighty debt? g 2 High on a throne of radiant light

Dost thou exalted shine; e What can my poverty bestow :

When all the worlds are thine ?
-3 But thou hast brethren here below,

The partners of thy grace,
And wilt confess their humble names

Before thy Father's face..
e 4 In them thou may'st be cloth'd and fed,

And visited and cheer'd,
And in their accents of distress,

My Saviour's voice is heard.
5 Thy face with rev'rence and with love,

I, in the poor would see;
Oh rather let me beg my bread,

Than hold it back from thee. Doddridge. HYMN 193. 8 & 7. [*]

A Charity Hymn. 1T ORD of life, all praise excelling,

I Thou, in glory, unconfin'd, Deign'st to make thy humble dwelling,

With the poor of humble mind. 2 As thy love through all creation

Beams, like thy diffusive light, So the scorn'd and humble station

Shrinks before thine equal sight. 3 Thus thy care, for all providing,

Warm'd thy faithful prophet's tongue, Who, the lot of all deciding,

To thy chosen Israel sung :4. When thy harvest yields thee pleasure,

"Thou the golden sheaf shalt bind; "To the poor belongs the treasure “Of the scatter'd ears behind.'

CHORUS. • These thy God ordains to bless

The widow and the fatherless.' 5 When thine olive plants, increasing,

Pour their plenty o'er thy plain; Grateful thou shalt take the blessing,

But not search the bough again? Chorus. - These, &c.', 6. When thy favour'd vintage, powing,

Gladdens thy autumnal scene, Own the bounteous band bestowing,

But thy vines the popt shall glean.?

Chorus... Thesedeci? ng Still we read thy word declaring

Merty, Lord, thine own decree; Mercy, every sorrow sharing,

Warms the heart resembling theé. 8 Still the orphan and the stranger,

Still the widow owns thy care ; Screen’d by thee in every danger,

Heard by thee in every prayer.



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HYMN 194. L. M. Sicilian. (*)

Meeting of Christian Friends. 1 T INDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,

A A hearty welcome here receive; May we together now partake

The joys which only he can give.
0 2 To you and us by grace is given,

To know the Saviour's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in heaven,
Our hope, our way, our end the same.
3. May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love.
4 Forgotten be each earthly theme,

When christians see each other thus ;
e We only wish to speak of Him,
a Who lived—and died and reigns for us.
e 5 We'll talk of all he did and said,

And suffer'd for us here below; The path he mark'd for us to tread, And what he's doing for us now. 6 Thus, as the moments pass away, We'll love, and wonder, and adore ; o And hasten on the glorious day, When we shall meet-to part no more. Newton. HYMN 195. S. M. Bingham. [*]

Parting of Christian Friends. 1 PLEST be the tie that binds

D Our hearts in christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above..
e 2 Before our Father's throne

We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

Our comforts and our cares. - We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear; e And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.

e 4 When we asunder part,

It gives us inward pain; --But we shall still be join'd in heart,

And hope to meet again. o 5 This glorious hope revives

Our courage by the way; While each in expectation lives,

And longs to see the day, -6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free; g And perfect love and friendship reign Through all eternity.

Fawcett. HYMN 196. C. M. Hymn 2d. St. Ann's. [*]

A Marriage Hymn.
1 SINCE Jesus freely did appear,

n To grace a marriage feast;
Dear Lord, we ask thy presence here,

To make a wedding guest.
e 2 Upon the bridal pair look down,

Who now have plighted hands;
Their union with thy favour crown,

And bless the nuptial bands.
-3 With gifts of grace their hearts endow,

Of all rich dowries best ;
Their substance bless, and peace bestow,

To sweeten all the rest.
e 4 In purest love their souls unite,

That they, with christian care,
May make domestic burthens light,

By taking mutual share.
-5 As Isaac and Rebecca gave

A pattern chaste and kind; So may this married couple live, e And die in friendship join'd. 6 And when that solemn hour shall come,

And life's short space be o'er;
o May they in triumph reach that home,
Where they shall part no more.
HYMN 197. 8 & 7. Sicilian. [*]

A Marriage Hymn.
11 MOME, thou condescending Jesus !

U Thou hast blest a marriage feast;

nd lithen thatndship be live,

Maye ask a set into

Come, and with thy presence bless us;

Deign to be an honour'd guest. % Once at Cana's happy village,

Thou didst heavenly joy impart;
Though unseen, may thy blest image

Be inscrib’d on ev'ry heart.)
€ 3 Lord, we come to ask thy blessing

On the happy pair to rest; -May thy goodness, never ceasing,

Make them now and ever blest. 4 Thou canst change the course of nature, . Turning water into wine ; e But we ask a greater favour

May they be for ever thine. -5 Thine by cov’nant and adoption,

Thine by free and sovereign grace; May they, in each word and action,

Do thy will and speak thy praise.
6 Gracious Lord, from thy free bounty,

Fill their basket and their store;
Give them, with their health and plenty,

Hearts thy goodness to adore. en Often from their happy dwelling

May the voice of prayer ascend,
For thy mercies still increasing,

To their best, their kindest Friend.
-8 Through this life's tempestuous ocean,

Storms are thick and dangers nigh ; Oh may constant, pure devotion

Guide them safe to realms on high. e 9 When by death's cold hand divided,

Which dissolves the tenderest ties; -By thy grace again united,

May they in thy image rise.
o 10 Come, thou condescending Jesus,

Fill our hearts with songs of praise ;
Come, and with thy presence bless us,

Make us subjects of thy grace. Codman.

HYMN 198. L. M. Green's. [*]

A Family Hymn. 1 FATHER of men, thy care we bless,

I Which crowns our families with peace,

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