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5 To him I cried, " Thy servant save, HYMN 125.
(C. M.) “ Thou ever good anı just; “Thy power cain rescue from the grave, WHEN those we love are snatch'd
By death's resistless hand, [away “Thy power is all my trust!"
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay 6 He heard and sav'd my soul from death, That friendship must demand.
And dried my falling tears; Now to his praise I'll spend my breath, 2 While pity prompts the rising sigh,
With awful power imprest ;
May this dread truth, “ I too must die,"
3 Let this vain world allure no more ; M
Y God, since thou hast rais'd me up,
Behold the op'ning tomb;
To-morrow death may come. 2 With troubles worn, with pain op
4 The voice of this instructive scene
May every heart obey! press'd, To thee I cry'd, and thou didst save;
Nor be the faithful warning vain Thou didst support my sinking hopes,
Which calls to watch and pray My life didst rescue from the grave. 50 let us to that Saviour fly,
Whose arm alone can save; 3 Wherefore, ye saints, rejoice with me, Then shall our hopes ascend on high,
With me sing praises to the Lord; Call all his goodness to your mind,
And triumph o'er the grave. And all his faithfulness record.
(C. M.) 4 His anger is but short: his love, Which is our life, hath certain stay,
Death of a Young Person. Grief may continue for a night, How short the race our friend has But joy returns with rising day.
Cut down in all his bloom! [run,
The course but yesterday begun 5 Then, what I vow'd in my distress, Now finish'd in the tonib!
In happier hours I now will give, And strive that in my grateful verse, 2 Thou joyous youth! hence learn how His praises may for ever live.
Thy years may end their flight: [soon 6 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Long, long before life's brilliant noon The blest and undivided three;
May coine death's gloomy niskt. The one sole giver of all life,
3 To serve thy God no longer wait, Glory and praise for ever be.
To-day his voice regard ;
To-morrow, mercy's open gate
May be for ever barr’d.
4 And thus the Lord reveals his grace HEAR what the voice from heaven de To those in Christ who die! (clares The soul that early seeks my face
Thy youthful love to gain“ Releas'd from all their earthly cares,
Shall never seek in vain. “ They'll reign with him on high.” 2 Then why iament departed friends, HYMN 127.
(L. M.) Or shake at death's alarins ?
Death of an Infant.
As the sweet flow'r that scents the 3 If sin be pardon'd, we're secure,
morn, Death hath no sting beside;
But withers in the rising day; The law gave sin its strength and power;
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn
Thus swiftly fled its life away.
Had ever burnt with wrong desires, And, rising thence, their hopes he rais'd Had ever spurn'd at heaven's control, To everlasting day!
Or ever quench'd its sacred fires, 5 Then, joyfully, while life we have, 3 It died to sin, it died to cares, To Christ, our life, we'll sing,
But for a muoment fell the rod : “Where is thy victory, O grave? O mouruer! such, the Lord declares, .“ And where, ( death, tiry sting?" Such are the childien of our God!
VIJI. INVITATION AND HYMN 131.
Rev. xxii. 17, 20
THE Spirit, in our hearts,
Is whisp'ring, sinner, come; SINNERS, turn, why will ye die ? The Bride, the church of Christ, proclaims
God, your Maker, asks you why? To all his children, come! God, who did your being give, 2 Let him that heareth say Made you with himself to live ;
To all about him, come! He the fatal cause demands,
Let him that thirsts for righteousness Asks the work of his own hands;
To Christ, the fountain, come!
3 Yes, whosoever will,
O let him freely come, 2 Sinners, turn, why will ye die?
And freely drink the stream of life; God, your Saviour, asks you why? 'Tis Jesus bids him come. He, who did your souls retrieve, Died himself that ye might live.
4 Lo! Jesus, who invites, Will you let him die in vain ?
Declares, I quickly come: Crucify your Lord again?
Lord, even so! I wait thy hour; Why, ye ransom'd sinners, why
Jesus, my Saviour, come! Will ye slight his grace, and die ?
(C. M.) 3 Sinners, turn, why will ye die? YE
E humble souls, approach your God God, the Spirit, asks you why?
With songs of sacred praise, He who all your lives hath strove,
For he is good, supremely good, Woo'd you to embrace his love:
And kind are all his ways. Will ye not his grace receive?
2 All nature owns his guardian care, Will ye still refuse to live?
In him we live and move; O, ye dying sinners, why,
But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of his love.
To ransom rebel worms;
'Tis here he makes his goodness known Wisdom,
In its diviner forms. you still despise, Harder is it to be won.
4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come, 2 Hasten, mercy to implore;
'Tis here our hope relies; Stay not for the morrow's sun ;
A safe defence, a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.
$5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,
The souls who trust in thee; 8 Hasten, sinner, to return;
Their humble hope thou wilt reward, Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest thy lamp should cease to burn,
With bliss divinely free, Ere salvation's work is done. 6 Great God, to thy Almighty love,
What bonours shall we raise ! 4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest;
Not all th' angelic songs above
IX. CHRISTIAN DUTIES
AND AFFECTIONS. PEACE, troubled soul, whose plain
HYMN 133. Hath taught each scene the note of wo;
(C. M.) Cease thy complaint, suppress thy groan, APPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seng And let thy tears forget to flow :
Where Jesus answers prayer ;
2 Thy promise is iny only plea, On Jesus cast thy weighty load;
With this I venture nigh; In him thy refuge find, thy rest,
Thou callest buden'il souls to thee, Safe in the mercy of thy God:
And such, O Lord, am I. Thy God's thy Saviour! glorious word ! 3 Bow'd down beneath a load of sin O hear, believe, and bless the Lord ! By Satan sorely pressid,
By war without, and fear within, And let a wretch come near thy thmone I come to thee for rest.
To plead the merits of thy Son. 4 Be thou my shield and hiding-place; 5 A broken heart, my God, my King, That, shelter'd near thy side,
Is all the sacrifice I bring; I may my tierce accuser face,
The God of grace will ne'er despise And tell him, “ Thou hast died." A broken heart for sacrifice. 50 wondrous love! to bleed and die, 6 My sonl lies humbled in the dust, To bear the cross and shame,
And owns thy dreadful sentence just, That guilty sinners, such as I,
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye, Might plead thy gracious name. And save the soul condem'd to die. HYMN 134.
(C. M.) 17 Then will I teach the world thy ways, Sinners shall lea
thy sov’reign grace , PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire, I'll lead them to my šaviour's
8 O may thy love inspire my tongue,
Salvation shall be all my song: 2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
And all my pow'rs shall join to bless The falling of a tear;
The Lord, my strength and righteousness The upward glancing of an eye, When none but God is near
(L. M.) 3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech STAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay,
Though I have done thee such despite; That infant lips can try; Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach Nor cast the sinner quite away,
Nor take thine everlasting tlight. The majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the Christinn's vital breath,
2 Though I have most unfaithful been,
And long in vain thy grace receiv’d; The Christian's native air,
Ten thousand times thy goodness seen, The watch-word at the gates of death ;
Ten thousand times thy goodness He enters heaven with prayer.
griev'd; 5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, 3 Yet, oh! the mourning sinner spare,
Returning from liis ways;
In honour of my great High Priest;
Nor in thy righteous anger swear, And cry, “ Beirold, he prays!"
T'exclude me from thy people's rest 6 In prayer, on earth, the saints are one ; 4 My weary soul, O God, release;
They're one in word and mind; When with the Father and the Son,
Uphold me with thy gracious hand,
Guide me into thy perfect peace, Sweet fellowship they find.
And bring me to the promis'd land. 70 thou, hy whom we come to Cod,
HYMN 137. (L. M.) The life, the truth, the way,
load of sin were gone' The path of prayer thyself hast trod; O Lord, teach us how to pray!
O that I could at last submit,
At Jesus' feet to lay it down!
To lay my soul at Jesus' feet!
2 Rest for my soul I long to find;
Saviour of all, if mine thou art, OTHOU that hearst when sinnerserie, Give me thy merk and dewly mind's Though before thee
thine my heart Behold them not with angry look, But blot their mem'ry from thy book.
3 Preak off the yoke of inbred sin,
And fully set my spirit free; 2 Create my nature pure within, I cannot rest, till pure within, And form my soul averse to sin :
Till I am wholly lost in thee. Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart,
4 Fain would I learn of thee, my God; Nor hide thy presence froin my lieart.
Thy light and easy burden prove, 3 I cannot live without thy light, The cross, all staind with hallow'd blood, Cast out and banish'd from thy sight: The labour of thy dying love. Thy holy joys, my God, restore,
5 I would, but thou must give the pow'r, And guarú ine that I fall no more.
My heart from every sin release; 4 Though I have griev'd thy Spirit, Lord, Bring near, bring near the joyful hour, Thy help and comfort still afford .. And fill me with thy perfect peace.
HYMN 138. (C. M.) 15 By faith, we pass the vale of tears
Safe and serene, though oft distress'd;
By faith, subdue the king of fears,
And go rejoicing to our rest.
(C. M.) To heaven for grace thou durst not sue,
Rom. viii. 31-34. And found no rescue here: 2 Thy tears are dry'd, thy griefs are fled, O LET triumphant faith dispel
The fears of guilt and wo! Dispell’d each bitter care;
If God be for us, God the Lord, For heaven itself has lent its aid
Who, who shall be our foe? To save thee from despair.
2 He who his only Son gave up 3 Hear, then, O God! thy work fulfil, To death, that we might live,
And, from thy mercy's throne, Shall he not all things freely grant, Vouchsafe me strength to do thy will, That boundless love can give ! And to resist mine own: 3 Who now his people shall accuse
: 4 So shall my soul each pow'r employ 'Tis God hath justified : Thy mercy to adore;
Who now his people shall condemn? While heaven itself proclaims with joy- The Lamb of God hath died. · One pardon’d sinner more !" 4 And he who died hath ris'n again,
Triumphant, from the grave:
At God's right hand for us he pleads, HYMN 139.
Omnipotent to save.
HYMN 142. (C. M.)
And make their empty boast Save from wrath, and make me pure.
Of inward joys, and sins forgiv'n,
While they are slaves to lust! 2 Should my tears for ever flow, Should my zeal no languor know,
2 Vain are our fancies, vain our flights, This for sin could not atone,
If faith be cold and dead; Tholi must save, and thou alone;
None but a living power unites In my hand no price I bring,
To Christ, the living Head. Simply to thy cross I cling.
3 The faith which new-creates the heart 3 While I draw this fleeting breath,
And works by active love, When mine eye-lids close in death,
Will bid all sinful joys depart, When I rise to worlds unknown,
And lift the thoughts above. And behold thee on thy throne, 4 God from the curse has set us free Rock of ages! cleft for me,
To make us pure within ;
Nor did he send his Son to be
The minister of sin.
(III. 1.) Of things unseen by mortal eye ;
Christ our Refuge. It passes all the bounds of sense, JESUS, Saviour of my soul, And penetrates the inmust sky.
Let to thy 2 Things absent it can set in view,
While the waves of trouble roll, And bring far distant prospects home ; Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,
While the tempest still is higli ; Events long past it can renew,
Till the storm of life is past; And long foresee the things to come.
Safe into the haven guide;
The heavenly region it surveys, 2 Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on thee :
Leive, ah ! leave me not alone, 4 By faith a steady course we steer, Still support and comfort me: Through ruilling storms and swelling All my trust on thee is stay'd, seas,
All my hope from thee I bring;
Will the shadow of thy wing.
thee to go,
KRYMN 144. (IV. 4.) 12 We are trav'lling home to God II°W firma foundation, ye saints of the way the fathers trod the Lord,
They are happy now, and we Islaid for your faith in his excellent word! Soon their happiness shall see What more can he say than to you he 3 Banish'd once, by sin betray'd, hath said,
Christ our advocate was made ; You who unto Jesus for refuge have fiel: Pardon'd now, no more we roara, 2 · Fear not, I am with thee, O be not Chrisi conducts us to our home. dismay'd,
4 Lord, obediently we'll go, "I, I am thy God, and will still give Gladly leaving all below;
thee aid; “ I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and And we still will follow thee.
Only thou our leader be, cause thee to stand,
HYMN 147. Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent
(C. M ) hand.
JHEN I can read my title clear 3“When through the deep waters I call
To mansions in the skies,
I'll bid farewell to ev'ry fear, “The rivers of woshall not thee overflow;
And wipe my weeping eyes. “For I will be with thee thy troubles to 2 Should earth against my soul engage bless,
And fiery darts be hurid, “And sanctify tothee thy deepest distress. Then I can smile at Satan's rage, 4" When through fiery trials thy path
And face a frowning world. way shall lie,
3 Let cares like a wild deluge come “ My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy Let storms of sorrow fall; supply ;
So I but safely reach my home, “ The flame shall not hurt thee, I only My God, my heaven, my all :
design “ Thy dross to consume, and thy gold
4 There, anchor'd safe, my weary soul
Shall find eternal rest ; to refine.
Nor storms shall beat, nor billows roll 5“ The soul that to Jesus hath fled for
Across my peaceful breast. repose, "I will not, I will not desert to his foes ;
JOY. “ That soul, though all hell shall en
HYMN 148. deavour to shake,
(C. M.) “ I'll never, no, never—no, never for- JOY is a trut that will not grow
In nature's barren soil;
All we can boast, till Christ we know
Is vanity and toil.
2 A bleeding Saviour, seen by faith, RISE, my soul,
and stretch thy wings, A sense of pard’ning love, Thy better portion trace ; A hoße that triumphs over death,-. Rise, from transitory things,
Give joys like those above. Tow'rds heav'n, thy destin’d place : 3 These are the joys which satisfy Sun and moon, and stars decay,
And purify the mind; Time shall soon this earth remove; Which make the spirit mount on high, Rise, my soul, and haste away
And leave the world behind. To seats prepar'd above.
4 No more, believer, mourn thy lot, 2 Cease, my soul, o cease to mourn, Press onward to the prize ;
O, thou who art the Lord's,
Resign to those who know him not, Soon thy Saviour will return, To take thee to the skies :
Such joy as earth affords. There, is everlasting peace,
HYMN 149. (S. M.) Rest, enduring rest, in heaven; COME, ye that love the Lord, There, will sorrow ever cease,
And let your joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.
That never knew our God,
May speak their joys abroad.