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Riches above what earth can grant,
and lasting as the mind. 3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
and yields a free repast, Sublimer sweets than nature knows
invite the longing taste. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
spreads heavenly peace around; And life and everlasting joys
attend the blissful sound. 5 O may these heavenly pages be
my ever dear delight; And still new beauties may I see,
and still increasing light. 6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
be thou for ever near; Teach me to love thy sacred word, and view my Saviour there.
Well may thy praise our lips employ,
To hail thee sov'reign of the year. 2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Thy hand supports and guides the whole:
And darkness when to veil the skies.
Perfumes the air, and paints the land;
To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours
Through all our coast redundant stores;
No more the face of horror wear.
Demand successive songs of praise;
With morning light and evening shade. 6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes,
A Funeral Thought. 1 TARK! from the tombs, a mournful sound,
my ears attend the cry; “ Ye living men, come view the ground,
“ where you must shortly lie.
2 “ Princes, this clay must be your bed,
“ in spite of all your towers! “The tall, the wise, the reverend head
" must lie as low as ours."
and are we still secure ?
and yet prepare no more? 4 Grant us the power of quick’ning grace,
to fit our souls to fly;
we'll rise above the sky.
A Charity Hymn. 1
ORD of life, all praise excelling,
thou, in glory unconfin'd, Deign'st to make thy humble dwelling
with the poor of humble mind. 2 As thy love, through all creation,
beams like thy diffusive light; So the scorn'd and humble station
shrinks before thine equal sight. 3 Thus thy care, for all providing,
warm'd thy faithful prophet's tongue; Who, the lot of all deciding,
to thy chosen Israel sung: 4 When thine harvest yields thee pleasure,
thou the golden sheaf shalt bind;
The widow and the fatherless. 5 When thine olive plants increasing,
pour their plenty o'er thy plain, Grateful thou shalt take the blessing, but not search the bough again.
Chorus. These, &c. 6 When thy favour'd vintage flowing,
gladdens thy autumnal scene, Own the bounteous hand bestowing, + but thy vines the poor shall glean.
Chorus. These, &c. 7 Still we read thy word declaring
mercy, Lord, thine own decree; Mercy, every sorrow sharing, warms the heart resembling thee.
8 Still the orphan and the stranger,
still the widow owns thy care, Screen'd by thee in every danger, heard by thee in every prayer,
HYMN LVI. At the Ordination or Institution of a Minister. 1 NATHER of mercies ! in thy house
We pay our homage and our vows; Whilst with a grateful heart we share
These pledges of our Saviour's care.
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
And wide his royal bounties flow.
Sacred beyond heroic fame;
And hence the evangelic page.
; Who, though with feebler rays they shine,
Still mark a long extended line.
And, fed by him, their graces live;
Amidst the rage of hell they stand. 6 So shall the bright succession run,
Through all the courses of the sun ;
Shall rise and flourish large and fair.
The spring whence all these blessings flow;
Prayer for Ministers. 1 VATHER of mercies ! bow thine ear,
Attentive to our earnest prayer; We plead for those who plead for thee,
Successful pleaders may they be! 2 How great their work, how vast their charge!
Do thou their anxious souls enlarge;
We share the blessings they obtain. 3 Clothe, then, with energy divine
Their words, and let those words be thine;
4 Teach them to sow the precious seed,
Teach them thy chosen flock to feed;
Souls that will well reward their pain. 5 Let thronging multitudes around,
Hear from their lips the joyful sound;
And feel thy new-creating power.
Distressed souls forget their pains ;
And Zion rear her drooping head. 1 Whenever the Hymns are used at the celebration
of divine service, a certain portion or portions of the Psalms of David in metre shall also be sung.
END OF THE HYMNS.
AN ALPHABETICAL TABLE, Showing where to find each Psalm or Hymn by its beginning.
GAINST all those that strive with me
O Lord, my God
38 49 82 93 120 163 33 66 63 172
71 160 160 61 97 53 102 158 48 58 88 35 108.
3 109 13
32 156 86 79 60 46 113 115
36 72 55 161 74 68 171
5 70 80