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HYMN 370. L. M. [#]
Christian Vigilance and Reproof. 1 LORD, when I call, make haste to hear,
And to my voice incline thine ear;
My lifted hands like sacrifice. 2 O set upon my lips a guard,
And let my tongue be doubly barred :
Nor let my hand in mischief join. 3 If e'er from wisdom's path I stray,
And walk in sin's delusive way,
Reprove the errors of my mind. 4 Their faithful words, like ointment shed,
Shall never bruise, but heal my head;
HYMN 371. C. M. [#]
Dependence and Submission.
Thine ever-watchful eye
Thy hand alone supply.
Thy love our footsteps guide :
That fear all fears beside.
3 And since, by passion's force subdued,
Too oft, with stubborn will, We blindly shun the latent good,
And grasp the specious ill, —
Let mercy still supply;
The ill, though asked, deny.
HYMN 372. L. M. [#]
Desire of Wisdom and Obedience. 1 TEACh me, O teach me, Lord, thy way,
That, to my life's remotest day,
My feet thy heavenly paths may tread. 2 Informed by thee, with sacred awe,
My heart shall meditate thy law;
To thee a pure obedience yield.
Thy will, my glory and delight,
In thee its highest good may find. 4 O turn from vanity mine eye ;
To me thy quickening strength supply;
HYMN 373. C. M. [#]
Soon as I know thy way,
And suffers no delay.
choice : Not all the riches of the earth
Could make me so rejoice. 3 The testimonies of thy grace
I set before my eyes ;
And there my comfort lies.
O save thy servant, Lord :
My hope is in thy word.
Thy statutes to fulfil;
Would I perform thy will.
HYMN 374. L. M. [#]
Acknowledgment of divine Goodness. 1 YE humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred joy and praise ; For he is good, immensely good,
And kind are all his works and ways. 2 All nature owns his guardian care ;
In him we live, in him we move;
His wonders in redeeming love. 3 From heaven he sent his holy Son
To save a world from death and sin; 'Tis here he makes his goodness known,
And proves it boundless and divine. 4 To this sure refuge, Lord, we come ;
On this alone our hope relies ;
Where storms of trouble never rise.
HUMILITY, PATIENCE AND
HYMN 375. L. M. [b]
Humility. 1 WHEREFORE should man, frail child of clay,
Who, from the cradle to the shroud, Lives but the insect of a day,
O, why should mortal man be proud ? 2 His brightest visions just appear,
Then vanish, and no more are found; The stateliest pile his pride can rear,
A breath may level with the ground. 3 Follies and crimes, a countless sum,
Are crowded in life's little span :
How ill, alas, does pride become
That erring, guilty creature, man! 4 God of our lives, Father divine,
Give us a meek and lowly mind; In modest worth, O may we shine,
And peace in humble virtue find.
HYMN 376. C. M. 
The dictates of thy God;
Of his appointed rod.
And, prostrate, seek his face ;
In dust my soul abase.
And all my crimes forgive;
But to thine honour live.
That all on earth is vain :
True rest and bliss to gain.
To leave this mournful land,
That flow at thy right hand.