L. M.

MRS. BARBAULD. Vigilance amidst Temptations. 1 AWAKE, my soul ; lift up thine eyes;

See where thy foes against thee rise,
In long array, a numerous host;

Awake, my soul, or thou art lost.
2 Thou tread'st upon enchanted ground;

Perils and snares beset thee round;
Beware of all; guard every part,

But most the traitor in thy heart.
3 Come, then, my soul, now learn to wield

The weight of thine immortal shield;
Put on the armor, from above,

Of heavenly truth and heavenly love. 4 The terror and the charm repel,

And powers of earth, and powers of hell ;
The Man of Calvary triumphed here;
Why should his faithful followers fear?


L. M.

MRS. STEELE The Christian's Resolution. 1 AH, wretched souls, who strive in vain,

Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin ! A nobler toil may I sustain,

A nobler satisfaction win. 2 May I resolve with all my heart,

With all my powers, to serve the Lord, Nor from his precepts e'er depart,

Whose service is a rich reward.

3 O, be his service all my joy;

Around let my example shine, Till others love the blest employ,

And join in labors so divine. 4 Be this the purpose of my soul,

My solemn, my determined choice, To yield to his supreme control,

And in his kind commands rejoice. 6 0, may I never faint nor tire,

Nor, wandering, leave his sacred ways; Great God, accept my soul's desire,

And give me strength to live thy praise.

L. M.

DODDRIDGE. The Light of good Examples. 1 GREAT Teacher of thy church, we own

Thy precepts all divinely wise :
O, may thy mighty power be shown

To fix them still before our eyes. 2 Deep on our hearts thy law engrave,

And fill our breasts with heavenly zeal, That, while we trust thy power to save,

We may that sacred law fulfil. 3 Adorned with every heavenly grace,

May our examples brightly shine, And the sweet lustre of thy face

Reflected beam from each of thine. 4 These lineaments, divinely fair,

Our heavenly Father shall proclaim ; And men, that view his image there, Shall join to glorify his name.

S. M.

ENFIELD. Compassion and Forgiveness. 1 I HEAR the voice of woe !

I hear a brother's sigh!
Then let my heart with pity flow,

With tears of love, my eye. 2 I hear the thirsty cry!

The hungry beg for bread!
Then let my spring its stream supply,

My hand its bounty shed. 3 The debtor humbly sues,

Who would but cannot pay ;
And shall I lenity refuse,

Who need it every day? 4 Shall not my wrath relent,

Touched by that humble strain,
My brother crying, "I repent,

Nor will offend again"? 5 If not, how shall I dare

Appear before thy face,
Great God, and how present the prayer

For thy forgiving grace ?

C. M.

Against following a Multitude to do Evil.
1 LORD, when iniquities abound,

And growing crimes appear,
We view the deluge rising round

With sorrow and with fear.

2 Yet when its waves most fiercely beat,

And spread destruction wide;
Thy Spirit can a standard raise,

To stem the roaring tide.
3 May thy triumphant arm awake,

Thy sacred cause to plead ;
And let the multitude confess

That thou art God indeed.
4 Our feeble souls at least support,

And there thy power display ;
Then multitudes shall strive in vain

To draw us from thy way.


C. M.



1 0, 'TIS a lovely thing to see

A man of prudent heart,
Whose thoughts, and lips, and life, agree

To act a useful part.
2 When envy, strife, and wars, begin

In little, angry souls,
Mark how the sons of peace come in,

And quench the kindling coals. 3 Their minds are humble, mild, and meek,

Nor let their fury rise ;
Nor passion moves their lips to speak,

Nor pride exalts their eyes. 4 Their frame is prudence mixed with love;

Good works fulfil their day;
They join the serpent with the dove,

But cast the sting away.


S. M.


The Christian encouraged.

1 GIVE to the winds thy fears;

Hope, and be undismayed ; God hears thy sighs, and counts thy tears;

God shall lift up thy head. 2 Through waves, through clouds and storms,

He gently clears thy way;
Wait thou his time; so shall the night

Soon end in joyous day. 3 He every where hath rule,

And all things serve his might ; His every act pure blessing is,

His path unsullied light.
4 Thou comprehend'st him not ;

Yet earth and heaven tell,
God sits as Sovereign on the throne;

He ruleth all things well.
5 Thou seest our weakness, Lord ;

Our hearts are known to thee;
O, lift thou up the sinking hand,

Confirm the feeble knee !

6 Let us, in life or death,

Boldly thy truth declare,
And publish, with our latest breath,

Thy love and guardian care.


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