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But mercy dawns with kinder beari,
And guilt and rising fear controls. 5 O let thy mercy, on my heart,
With cheering, healing radiance fhine ;
And gently whisper “thou art mine.” 6 Then, fafe beneath thy guardian care,
In hope serene my foul shall rest ;
Hymn CLVII. Long Metre. [X or b]
The Eternal Sabbath.
On this thy day, in this thy house; And let our songs and worship rise
Like grateful incense to the skies.
But there's a nobler test above;
With ardent pangs of strong defire. 3
No more fatigue, no more distress,
Which warble from immortal tongues. 4 No rude alarms, no raging foes,
To interrupt the long repose;
To veil the bright eternal noon. 5 O long expected day, begin ;
Dawn on these realms of death and fa,
Fain would we quit this weary road,
hymn CLVIII. Common Metre. [X]
Thee full and free and kind; Thy bounty through creation flows,
Nor can it be confin'd.
Thy infinite good will!
And bursts from every hill.
And heavens which spread more wide; It drops in gentle showers of rain,
And rolls in every tide. 4 Still hath it been diffus'd and free,
Through ages pait and gone; Nor ever can exhauited be,
But still keeps flowing on. 5 Through the whole earth it pours supplies,
Spreads joy through all its parts ; Lord, may thy goodness draw our eyes,
And captivate our hearts. 6 High admiration let it raise,
And kind affections move;
Hymn CLIX. Short Metre. [* or
The Promise to Believers and their Children,
Our eyes delighted trace ; Thy love in long fucceffion shown
To Sion's chosen race. 2 Our children thou dost claim,
And mark them out for thine j Ten thousand blessings to thy name
For goodness so divine.
And thee, the sons adore ;
To be forgot no more.
And bless the happy bands,
To honour thy commands.
How plenteous is thy grace! Which, in the promise of thy love,
Includes our rising race. 6 Our offspring, still thy care,
Shall own their father's God, To latest times thy blessing share,
And found thy praise abroad.
Pymn CLX. Common Metre. [X]
Creation and Providence.
LORD when my raptured thought surveys
Creation's beauties o'er,
All nature joins to teach thy praise,
And bid my soul adore.
Thy radiant footiteps shine';
And speak the hand divine.
In earth and sea and air ;
Almighty power declare.
And wait their daily food
Exhaustless spring of good!
With wholesome herbage crown'd j The fields with corn, a richer scene,
Spread thy full bounties round.
In varied charms appear ;
Thy goodness all declare.
The growing verdure spread; Refreshing rains and cooling streams
His gentle influence aid. 8 The moon and stars his absent light
Rellect with borrow'd rays; And deck the fable veil of night, And speak their Maker's praise.
hymn CLXI. Long Metre. [*orb
Faith in tbe Redeemer's Sacrifice.
ORD. when my thoughts delighted to Glad hope revives my drooping heart,
And bids intruding fear depart.
And faith enjoys a heavenly ray,
Present anew the dreadful scene.
And view thy wounds with weeping eyes ; Each bleeding wound, each dying, groan,
With anguish fill'd, and pains unknown. 4 For mortal crimes, a facrifice,
The Lord of life, the Saviour dies ;
And can I call the Saviour mine? 5 Repenting forrow fills my heart,
But ming ing joy allays the smart;
future life declare The sorrow and the joy fincere. 6 Be all my beart, and all my days
Devoted to my Saviour's praise ;
Dumn CLXII. Long Metre.
The Gospel Jubilee