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On sinners of a mortal race,
To call them sons of God ! 'Tis no surprising thing
That we should be unknown;
God's everlasting Son.
How great we must be made;
We shall be like our Head.
May trials well endure,
And make our spirits pure.
I share a filial part,
And rest upon my heart.
Like slaves beneath the throne ;
And thou the kindred own. 334 wwwwwwar
Horsley. O FOR a glance of heavenly day, To melt this stubborn stone away ; And thaw with beams of love divine, This heart, this frozen heart of mine,
The rocks can rend, the earth can quake, The seas can roar, the mountains shake; All things of feeling shew some sign, But this unfeeling heart of mine. To hear the sorrows thou hast felt, What but an adamant would melt ? But I can read each moving line, And nothing moves this heart of mine. Eternal Spirit, mighty God, Do thou apply the Saviour's blood; 'Tis his rich blood, and that alone, Can move and melt this heart of stone. 335
Martin's Lane. THOU whom my soul admires above All earthly joy, and earthly love, Teli me, dear Shepherd, let me know, Where doth thy sweetest pasture grow ? Where is the shadow of that rock, That from the sun defends thy flock! Fain would I feed among thy sheep, Among them rest, among them sleep. Why should thy bride appear like one That turns aside to paths unknown? My constant feet would never rove, Would never seek another love. The footsteps of thy flock I see ; Thy sweetest pastures, here they be;
A wond'rous feast thy love prepares, (tears.
soul shall come 'Till my
beloved leads me home, 336 wwnnnan
Georgia. BLESSED are the sons of God, They are bought with Jesus' blood, They are ransom'd from the grave, Life eternal they shall bave : With thein number'd may we be, Here, and in eternity. They were bless'd in God's dear Son, Long before the world begun; They the seal of this receive, When on Jesus they believe. They are justified by grace ; They enjoy a solid peace; All their sins àre wash'd away ; They shall stand in God's great day. They produce the fruits of grace, In the works of righteousness; Born of God they hate all sin, God's pure
word remains within. They have fellowship with God, Through the Mediator's blood
One with God, with Jesus one, Glory is in them begun : 337 annars
Pilgrim through this barren land;
Bread of heaven,
Whence the healing streams do flow;
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Songs of praises
Mark's. BESET with snares on ev'ry hand, In life's uncertain path I stand ; Fatber divine, diffuse thy light, To guide my doubtful footsteps right. Engage this roving treach'rous heart, To choose and seek the better part;
To scorn the trifles of a day,
my treasures with me bear. If thou, my Jesus, still art nigh, Cheerful I live, and joyful die; Secure, when mortal comforts flee, To find ten thousand worlds in thee. 339
James's. () THAT the Lord would guide my ways,
To keep his statutes still !
To know and do his will!
Tby law upon my heart;
Nor act the liar's part.
Let no corrupt design,
Within this soul of mine. Order my footsteps in thy word,
And make my soul sincere; Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
But keep my conscience clear.