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Gloucester-p. 156.] THIRD PART.
SAVIOUR, we now rejoice in hope,
That thou at last wilt take us up;
With daily triumph we proclaim,
And bless and magnify thy name;
And wait thy greatness to adore
When time and death shall be no more.
2 Till then with us vouchsafe to stay,
And keep us pure from sin to-day ;
Thy great confirming grace bestow,
And guard us all our days below;
And ever mightily defend,
And save thy servants to the end.
3 Still let us, Lord, by thee be bless'd,
Who in thy guardian mercy rest :
Extend thy mercy's arms to me,
The weakest soul that trusts in thee;
And never let me lose thy love,

Till I, e'en I, am crown'd above. 692 Antigua-p. 81.]

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The Glory of God.
VOD is a name my soul adores,

, One,

Nature and grace, with all their powers,

Confess the infinite Unknown. 2 Thy voice produced the sea and spheres,

Bade the waves roar, the planets shine : But nothing like thyself appears

Through all these spacious works of thine. 3 Still restless nature dies and grows,

From change to change the creatures run; Thy being no succession knows,

And all thy vast designs are one. 4 A glance of thine runs through the globe,

Rules the bright worlds and moves their frame; Of light thou form'st thy dazzling robe,

Thy ministers are living flame.

5 How shall polluted mortals dare

To sing thy glory or thy grace ? Beneath thy feet we lie afar,

And see but shadows of thy face. 6 Who can behold the blazing light ?

Who can approach consuming flame? None but thy wisdom knows thy might,

None but thy word can speak thy name. 693 Grove-p. 186.] 3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. The Greatness and Condescension of God. This

throne is built on high ;
The garments he assumes

Are light and majesty :
His glories shine with beams so bright,
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
2 The thunders of his hand

Keep the wide world in awe;
His wrath and justice stand

To guard his holy law;
And where his love resolves to bless,
His truth confirms and seals the grace
3 Through all his mighty works

Amazing wisdom shines ;
Confounds the powers of hell,

And breaks their dark designs ;
Strong is his arm, and shall fuldl
His great decrees and sovereign will.
4 And will this sovereign King

Of glory condescend?
And will he write his name,

My Father and my Friend?
I love his name, I love his word ;
Join all my powers to praise the Lord !

694 Pilesgrove-p. 95.) L. M. The earthly and the heavenly Sabbath.

On this thy day, in this thy house; And own, as grateful sacrifice, The songs which from thy servants rise. 2 Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love ; But there's a nobler rest above ; 'To that our lab’ring souls aspire, With ardent pangs of strong desire. 3 No more fatigue, no more distress, Nor sin nor hell shall reach the place; No sighs shall mingle with the songs Which warble from immortal tongues. 4 No rude alarms of raging foes ; No cares to break the long repose ; No midnight shade, no clouded sun, But sacred, high, eternal noon. 5 O long-expected day, begin; Dawn on these realms of wo and sin : Fain would we leave this weary road, And sleep in death, to rest with God. 695 Lancaster-p. 86.]

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The same Subject.
GAIN our weekly labours end,

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Improve, our souls, the sacred rest,
And seek to be for ever blest.
2 This day let our devotions rise
To heaven, a grateful sacrifice :
And God that peace divine bestow,
Which none but they who feel it know.
3 This holy calm within the breast
Prepares for that eternal rest,
Which for the sons of God remains ;
'The end of cares, the end of pains.

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4 In holy duties let the day
In holy pleasures pass away.
How sweet the sabbath thus to spend,

In hope of that which ne'er shall end ! 696 Neginothp. 171.] Ist P. M. 6 lines 8s

The Goodness of God acknowledged.

AR as creation's bounds extend, One chorus of perpetual praise, To thee thy various works shall raise ; Thy saints to thee in hymns impart The transports of a grateful heart. % They chant the splendours of thy name, Delighted with the wondrous theme; And bid the world's wide realms admire The glories of th' almighty Sire, Whose throne all nature's wreck survives, Whose power through endless ages lives. 3 From thee, great God, while every eye Expectant waits the wish'd supply, Their bread, proportion'd to the day, Thy opening hands to each convey ; In every sorrow of the heart Eternal mercy bears a part. 4 Who ask thine aid with heart sincere, Shall find thy succours ever near ; To thee their prayer in each distress, Thy suffering servants, Lord, address ; And prove thee, verging on the grave,

Nor slow to hear, nor weak to save. 697 Park-street-p. 97.] L. M.

The Condescension of God.

In Jesus, God with us, display'd; How bright thy beaming glories shine!

How wide thy healing streams are spread:

2 With whom dost thou delight to dwell?

Sinners, a vile and thankless race;
O God, what tongue aright can tell

How vast thy love, how great thy grace ? 3 The dictates of thy sovereign will

With joy our grateful hearts receive :
All thy delight in us fulfil ;

Lo! all we are to thee we give.
4 To thy sure love, thy tender care,

Our flesh, soul, spirit, we resign;
() fix thy sacred presence there,

And seal th' abode for ever thine.
5 O King of glory, thy rich grace

Our feeble thought surpasses far;
Yea, e'en our crimes, though numberless,

Less numerous than thy mercies are.
6 Still, Lord, thy saving health display,

And arm our souls with heavenly zeal ; So fearless shall we urge our way

Through all the powers of earth and hell

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