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4 Eternity is just at hand ;
And shall I waite the ebbing fand,
And throw my ileeting time away? 5 Be this my chief, my only care,
My high pursuit, my ardent prayer,
A pardon feal'd, and peace with God.
And light, and hope, and joy impart,
Hymn CCXLVII. Long Metre. [X0:b]
Secking Cbriff the Sbeplerd.
All earthly joys and earthly love,
Where doth thy Tweeteft paflure grow? 2 Where is the fhadow of that rock,
Which from the sun defends thy flock ?
Among them reft, among them sleep. 3 The footsteps of thy flock I fee;
Thy sweeteit paftures here they be!
Bought by thy wounds, and groans, and tears. 4 His facred flesh he makes my food,
And bids me drink his precious blood ;
Hymn CCXLVIII. Long Metre. [Xor b]
The Vanity of Forms without Virtue.
Are but vain homage, Lord, to thee
The heart a stranger to the song.
The breaches of thy precepts heal ?
Thy justice, and obtain thy smile?
Thankful, and to thy will refign'd,
Than Sheba's groves or Sharon's fields; 4 Than floods of oil, or costly wine,
Rolling by thousands to thy shrine
A first-born fon the victim bled.
In all you say, in all you do ;
heart.** 6 This truth by ancient prophets given,
Was by thy Son confirm'd from heaven;
Reformed Liturgy. Hymn CCXLIX. Long Metre. [* or b]
Love to God and Man.
“ Let all thy inward powers unite
“ 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 ;
And the whole law's fulfill’d by love, 4 But ch, how base our passions are !
How cold our charity and zeal !
Hymn CCL. Long Metre. [X or l]
God dwelling with the humble.
“ I fit upon my holy throne ; My name is God, I dwell on high,
Dwell in my own eternity.
On earth I have a manfion too ;
Is an abode of my delight.
I bid the mourning finner live ;
And ease the sorrows of the mind.
I make them know how vile they've been ;
5 O may thy pard’ning grace be nigh,
Left we should faint, despair and die ;
ypinn CCLI. Common. Metre. [* or b]
Characters of Clrifi. lfa. xlii. 1-4.
THAnd bade the planets roll; [heavens
Who peopled all the climes of earth,
And form’d the human soul ;
Exalted in my might ;
I place supreme delight.
My Spirit shall descend;
To earth's remotest end.
No threats from him proceed ;
Nor break the bruised reed.
The weak will not despise ;
And make the fallen rise.
Shall never know decline,
Hymn CCLII. Common Metre. [* or b]
Children devoted to God.
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.
Thine ancient truth embrace ;
WATTS. Þynn CCLIII. Long Metre. [Xor b]
Christ's Commission to preach the Gospel.
His mnisters to preach his word ;
And spread the gospel of their Lord. 2. “Go forth, ye heralds, in my name,
Bid the whole earth my grace receive ;
And call them to repent and live.
; Bind up the broken bleeding heart, And wipe the tear from weeping eyes.