3 “ Call upon me when trouble's near;

My hand shall set thee free ; Then shall thy thankful lips declare

The honor due to me.

4 “The man that offers humble praise,

He glorifies me best,
And those that tread my holy ways

Shall my salvation taste."


L. M.


Holiness and Grace.

1 So let our lips and lives express

The holy gospel we profess;
So let our works and virtues shine,

To prove the doctrine all divine.
2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad

The honors of our Savior, God,
When the salvation reigns within,

And grace subdues the power of sin. 3 Our flesh and sense must be denied,

Passion and envy, lust and pride,
While justice, temperance, truth, and love,

Our inward piety approve.
4 Religion bears our spirits up,

While we expect that blessed hope,
The bright appearance of the Lord,
And faith stands leaning on his word.



C. M.



1 HAPPY the man, whose cautious steps

Still keep the golden mean,
Whose life, by wisdom's rules well formed,

Declares a conscience clean. 2 What blessings bounteous Heaven bestows,

He takes with thankful heart; With temperance he both eats and drinks,

And gives the poor a part.
3 To sect or party his large soul

Disdains to be confined ;
The good he loves of every name,

And prays for all mankind.
4 His business is to keep his heart;

Each passion to control ; Nobly ambitious well to rule

The empire of his soul. 5 Pure is his zeal, the offspring fair

Of truth and peaceful love; The bigot's rage, can never dwell

Where rests the heavenly Dove.

C. M.

J. Newton, True and false Zeal. 1 ZEAL is that pure and heavenly flame

The fire of love supplies;
While that which often bears the name
Is self in a disguise.

2 True zeal is merciful and mild,

Can pity and forbear ;
The false is headstrong, fierce, and wild,

And breathes revenge and war. 3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms,

He knows the worth of peace;
But self contends for names and forms,

Its party to increase.
4 Self may its poor reward obtain,

And be applauded here ;
But zeal the best applause will gain

When Jesus shall appear.


S. M.

Watching, Prayer, and Perseverance.
1 A CHARGE to keep I have,

A God to glorify;
A never-dying soul to save,

And fit it for the sky;
To serve the present age,

My calling to fulfil ;
0, may it all my powers engage,

To do my Master's will!
2 Arm me with jealous care,

As in thy sight to live;
And, O, thy servant, Lord, prepare

The strict account to give;
Help me to watch and pray,

And on thyself rely,
Assured, if I my trust betray,

I shall forsaken die.


L. M.

EXETER COL. Steadfastness and Watchfulness implored. 1 GREAT God, my Father and my Friend,

On whom I cast my constant care, On whom for all things I depend,

To thee I raise my humble prayer. 2 Endue me with a holy fear;

The frailty of my heart reveal; Sin and its snares are always near;

Thee may I always nearer feel. 3 O that to thee my constant mind

May with a steady flame aspire, Pride in its earliest motions find,

And check the rise of wrong desire ! 4 O that my watchful soul may fly

The first-perceived approach of sin, Look up to thee when danger's nigh,

And feel thy fear control within ! 5 Search, gracious God, my inmost heart;

From guilt and error set me free; Thy light, and truth, and peace, impart,

And guide me safe to heaven and thee.

C. M.

DODDRIDGE. Christian Watchfulness. 1 AWAKE, my drowsy soul, awake,

And view the threatening scene ;
Legions of foes encamp around,

And treachery lurks within.

2 Now to the work of God awake;

Behold thy Master near;
The various, arduous task pursue,

With vigor and with fear. 3 The awful register goes on;

The account will surely come; And opening day, or closing night,

May bear me to my doom. 4 Tremendous thought! how deep it strikes!

Yet like a dream it flies,
Till God's own voice the slumbers chase

From these deluded eyes.


S. M.


The active Christian.

1 YE servants of the Lord,

Each in his office wait,
Observant of his heavenly word,

And watchful at his gate.
2 Let all your lamps be bright,

And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins, as in his sight,

For awful is his name.
3 Watch, — 'tis your Lord's command;

And while we speak, he's near ;
Mark the first signal of his hand,

And ready all appear.
4 O, happy servant he

In such a posture found !
He shall his Lord with rapture see,

And be with honor crowned.

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