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4 Eternity is just at hand ;

And shall I waite the ebbing fand,
And careless view departing day,

And throw my ileeting time away? 5 Be this my chief, my only care,

My high pursuit, my ardent prayer,
An interest in the Saviour's blood,

A pardon feal'd, and peace with God.
6 Search, gracious God, my inmost heart,

And light, and hope, and joy impart,
From guilt and error set me free,
And guide me safe to heav'n and thee.

Mrs. STEEL.E.

Hymn CCXLVII. Long Metre. [X0:b]

Secking Cbriff the Sbeplerd.
T
HOU whom my soul admires above

All earthly joys and earthly love,
Tell me, my Shepherd, let me know

Where doth thy Tweeteft paflure grow? 2 Where is the fhadow of that rock,

Which from the sun defends thy flock ?
Fain would I feed among thy sheep,

Among them reft, among them sleep. 3 The footsteps of thy flock I fee;

Thy sweeteit paftures here they be!
A wondrous feast thy love prepares,

Bought by thy wounds, and groans, and tears. 4 His facred flesh he makes my food,

And bids me drink his precious blood ;
Here to this feast my soul will come,
Till my Beloved lead me home,

WATTS:

Hymn CCXLVIII. Long Metre. [Xor b]

The Vanity of Forms without Virtue.
H' uplifted eye and bended knee

Are but vain homage, Lord, to thee
In vain our lips thy praise prolong,

The heart a stranger to the song.
2 Can rites, and forms, and flaming zeal,

The breaches of thy precepts heal ?
Can fafts and penance reconcile

Thy justice, and obtain thy smile?
3 The pure, the humble, contrite mind,

Thankful, and to thy will refign'd,
To thee a nobler oft'ring yields,

Than Sheba's groves or Sharon's fields; 4 Than floods of oil, or costly wine,

Rolling by thousands to thy shrine
Or than if to thine altar led,

A first-born fon the victim bled.
5 “ Be just and kind and humble too,

In all you say, in all you do ;
To men your charity impart,
And love your God with all your

heart.** 6 This truth by ancient prophets given,

Was by thy Son confirm'd from heaven;
And, deep engrav'd, th is great command
Doth on eternal pillars stand.

Reformed Liturgy. Hymn CCXLIX. Long Metre. [* or b]

Love to God and Man.
HUS saith the first, the great command,

“ Let all thy inward powers unite
To love thy Maker and thy God
With sacred fervour and delight.

THI

2

“ Then shall thy neighbour, next in place, Share thine affections and esteem

; And let thy kindness to thy self

Measure and rule thy love to him.” 3 This is the sense that Moses spoke ;

This did the prophets preach and prove ;
For want of this the law is broke,

And the whole law's fulfill’d by love, 4 But ch, how base our passions are !

How cold our charity and zeal !
Lord, fill our fouls with heavenly fire,
Or we fhall ne'er perform thy will.

WATTS.

THI

Hymn CCL. Long Metre. [X or l]

God dwelling with the humble.
HUS faith the high and lofty One,

“ I fit upon my holy throne ; My name is God, I dwell on high,

Dwell in my own eternity.
2 “But I defcend to worlds below;

On earth I have a manfion too ;
The humble spirit and contrite

Is an abode of my delight.
3 “ The humble soul my words revive ;

I bid the mourning finner live ;
Heal ali the broken hearts I fund,

And ease the sorrows of the mind.
4 "When I contend against their fin,

I make them know how vile they've been ;
But should my wrath forever fmoke,
Their souls would link beneath the stroke."

5 O may thy pard’ning grace be nigh,

Left we should faint, despair and die ;
Thus shall our better thoughts approve
The methods of thy chaft'ning love.

WATTS.

ypinn CCLI. Common. Metre. [* or b]

Characters of Clrifi. lfa. xlii. 1-4.
HUS faith the Lord, who built the

THAnd bade the planets roll; [heavens

,

Who peopled all the climes of earth,

And form’d the human soul ;
2 “Behold my fervant, see him rise,

Exalted in my might ;
Him have I chofen, and in him

I place supreme delight.
3
« On him in rich effufion pour'd,

My Spirit shall descend;
My truth and judgment he shall fhow

To earth's remotest end.
4
“Gentle and still shall be his voice,

No threats from him proceed ;
The smoking flax he shall not quench,

Nor break the bruised reed.
5
“ The feeble spark to flame he'll raise ;

The weak will not despise ;
Judgment shall he bring forth to truth,

And make the fallen rise.
6 « The progress of his zeal and power

Shall never know decline,
Till foreign lands and distant ilies
Receive the law divine."

Scotch Paraphrase

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Hymn CCLII. Common Metre. [* or b]

Children devoted to God.
HUS faith the mercy of the Lord,

be a
I'll blefs thy num'rous race, and they

Shall be a feed for me.” 2 Abrah'm believ'd the promis'd grace, And gave

his sons to God; But water seals the covenant now,

Which then was feal'd with blood. 3 Thus Lydia's houfe was fanctify'd,

When she receiv'd the word ; Thus the believing jailor gave

His household to the Lord.
4 Thus do thy saints, O faithful God,

Thine ancient truth embrace ;
To thee their infant offspring bring,
And humbly claim the grace.

WATTS. Þynn CCLIII. Long Metre. [Xor b]

Christ's Commission to preach the Gospel.
HUS fpake the Saviour, when he fent

His mnisters to preach his word ;
They through the world obedient went,

And spread the gospel of their Lord. 2. “Go forth, ye heralds, in my name,

Bid the whole earth my grace receive ;
The gospel jubilee proclaim,

And call them to repent and live.
3 “The joyful news to all impart,
And teach them where salvation lies

; Bind up the broken bleeding heart, And wipe the tear from weeping eyes.

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