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2 The'man of charity extends
To all his lib'ral hand;
His pity may command.
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 ?
The partners of thy grace,
Before thy Father's face..
And visited and cheer'd,
My Saviour's voice is heard.
I, in the poor would see;
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.
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.
To know the Saviour's precious name;
When christians see each other thus ;
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..
We pour our ardent prayers;
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.
n To grace a marriage feast;
To make a wedding guest.
Who now have plighted hands;
And bless the nuptial bands.
Of all rich dowries best ;
To sweeten all the rest.
That they, with christian care,
By taking mutual share.
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;
A Marriage Hymn.
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;
Be inscrib’d on ev'ry heart.)
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.
Fill their basket and their store;
Hearts thy goodness to adore. en Often from their happy dwelling
May the voice of prayer ascend,
To their best, their kindest Friend.
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.
Fill our hearts with songs of praise ;
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,