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Let saints in sorrow lie resigned,
And trust a faithful Lord. 470. L. M...
ENFIELD. Humility. 1 WHEREFORE should man, frail child of clay,
Who, from the cradle to the shroud,
0, why should mortal man be proud ? 2 His brightest visions just appear,
Theo vanish, and no more are found ;
A breath may level with the ground. 3 By doubt perplexed, in error lost,
With trembling step he seeks bis way : How vain of wisdom's gift the boast !
Of reason's lamp, how faint the ray! 4 Follies and sins, a countless sum,
Are crowded in life's little span : How ill, alas ! does pride become
That erring, guilty creature, man ! 5 God of my life! Father divine !
Give me a meek and lowly mind :
And peace in humble virtue find. 471. C. M.
A man of prudent heart,
To act a useful part.
In fierce, contentious souls,
3 Their minds are humble, mild, and meck,
Nor let their anger rise ;
Nor pride exalts their eyes.
Good works employ their day ;
But cast the sting away.
Scott. The Blessing of Meekness. 1 HAPPY the meek, whose gentle breast,
Clear as the summer's evening ray,
Enjoys on earth celestial day.
No storms his peaceful tent invade ;
Hostile to none, of none afraid. 3 Spirit of grace, all meek and mild,
Inspire our breasts, our souls possess ;
And bless us as we aim to bless. 473.
My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise.
Thy tender care bestowed,
From whom those comforts flowed. . 3 When in the slippery paths of youth With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe,
And led me up to man.
With health renewed my face ;
Revived my soul with grace.
My daily thanks employ ;
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
The glorious theme renew. 474. C. M.
Hidden Life of the Christian.
While men lie grovelling here !
And faith forbids his fear.
While grace and joy combine
Are hidden and divine.
His God in secret sees ;
He dwells in heavenly peace.
Beyond this world and time,
Nor thoughts of mortals climb.
Content and pleased to live unknown,
Till Christ his life appear. 475. C. M.
A follower of the Lamb ?
Or blush to speak his name?
On flowery beds of ease,
And sailed through bloody seas ?
Must I not stem the flood ?
To help me on to God?
Increase my courage, Lord !
Supported by thy word.
Shall conquer, though they 're slain :
And soon with Christ shall reign.
And all thy armies shine
The glory shall be thine. 476.
Hope and be undismayed;
God shall lift up thy head.
2 Through waves, through clouds, and storms,
He gently clears thy way ;
Soon end in joyous day.
Our hearts are known to thee ;
Confirm the feeble knee !
Boldly thy truth declare !
Thy love and guardian care. 477.
And to thy armor cling ;
That grace and mercy bring.
An upward race to run,
A victory to be won.
Are heard before His throne;
The cross before the crown. 478.
The Christian's Life.
To new commencing strife ;
Behold the Christian's life.