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jLj Help us to feed upon thy word ;

All that has been amiss, forgive,
And let thy truth within us live.

2 Though we are guilty thou art good ;
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood j
Give every fetter'd soul release,

And bid us all depart in peace. HART.

IIYMN 130. L. M. Portugal. [*] '

Close of Worship.
1 ffllHE peace which God alone reveals,

JL And by his word of grace imparts,
Which only the believer feels,
Directs and keep, and cheer our hearts.



5SS HYMN 131, 132. Select

2 And may the holy Three in One,

The Father, Word, and Comforter,

Pour an abundant blessing down,

On cv'ry soul assembled here. Newtow

HYMN 131. C. M. Hymn 2d, [*]
Close of Worship.

1 ^T*OW may the God of peace and love,
_L^( Who from th' imprisonM grave,

Restor'd the Shepherd of the sheep,
Omnipotent to save ; —

2 Through the rich merits of that blood,
Which he on Calv'ry spilt,

To make th' eternal cov'nant sure,
On which our hopes are built ; —

3 Perfect our souls in ev'ry grace,
T' accomplish all his will ;

And all that's pleasing in his sight,
Inspire us to fulfil !

4 For the great Mediator's sake
We every blessing pray ;

g With glory let his name be crowned,

Through heav'n's eternal day. Gibbons*

HYMN 132. H. M. Allerton. 1* b]

Jubilee.

1 BjLOW ye the trumpet, blow,
J3 The gladly solemn sound ;
Let all the nations know,
To earth's remotest bound :
o The year of jubilee is come,

Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home !

— 2 Exalt the Lamb of God,
c The sin-atoning Lamb ;

— Redemption by his blood,
Through all the world proclaim:

o The year, &c.

o 3 Ye who have sold for nought,
The heritage above,

— Come take it back unbought,
The gift of Jesus 1 love:

o The year, &c.



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— 4 Ye slaves of sin and hell,
Your liberty receive ;
And safe in Jesus dwell,
And blest in Jesus live:

6 The year, &c.

— 5 The gospel trumpet hear
The news of pardoning 1 grace ;
Ye happy souls, draw near,
Behold your Saviour's face :

o The year, &c.

— 6 Jesus, our great high priest,
Has full atonement made ;
Ye weary spirits, rest ;

Ye mourning souls, be glad:
S The year of Jubilee is come,

Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home ! ToPLADT.

HYMN 133. C. M. Zion. Hymn 2d. [*b]
The L'ortfs Prayer.

1 Tj^ATHER of all, we bow to thee,
Jl? Who dwell'st in heav'n ador'd ;

But present still through all thy works,
The universal Lord.

2 Forever hallowed be thy name,
By all below the skies ;

And may thy kingdom still advance,
Till grace to glory rise.

3 Thy glorious purpose, Lord, fulfil %
Let all thy glory see ;

And, as in heaven thy will is done,
On earth so let it be.

4 Our wants with every morning grow,
With food these wants supply ;

And on our souls the Bread bestow
To eat — and never die !

5 Our sins before thee we confess ;
O may they be forgiv'n !

As we to others mercy shew,
We mercy beg of heaven.

6 Still let thy grace our life direct ;
From evil guard our way ;

And in temptation's fatal path,
Permit us not to stray.
8*



590 HYMN 134, 135. Select.

7 For thine's the power, the kingdom thine,

All glory's due to thee :
Thine from eternity they were,

And thine shall ever be.

HYMN 134. L. M. Armley. [b *]
Exhortation to Prayer.

1 ~WT7~HAT various hindrances we meet,

rf In coming to a mercy seat ?
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there ?

2 Prayer makes the dark'ned cloud withdraw ;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw ;

Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ,
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright ;
And Satan trembles when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees.

e 4 While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel's side ;
But when through weariness they fail'd,
That moment Amalek prevail'd.

5 Have you no words ? Ah, think again,
Words flow apace when you complain ;
And fill a fellow-creature's ear,

With the sad tale of all your care.

6 Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
To heaven in supplication sent,

Your cheerful song would oft'ner be,

44 Hear what the Lord hath done for me." Cowper.

HYMN 135. 7s. Fairfax. [*]
Power of Prayer.

1 TN themselves as weak as worms,
_I_ How can poor believers stand,

When temptations, foes, and storms,
Press them close on every hand ?

2 Weak indeed they feel they are,
But they know the throne of grace ;
And the God, who answers prayer,
Helps them when they seek his face.

3 Though the Lord awhile delay,
Succour they at length obtain ;



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■ -—- — — -r— — »

He who taught their hearts to pray,
"Will not let them cry in vain.

4 Wrestling prayer can wonders do,

Bring relief in deepest straits ;

Prayer can force a passage through

Iron bars and brazen gates. Newton.

HYMN 136. C. M. Bangor, [b]
Public Fast. Joel i, 14.
1 QJEE, gracious Lord, before thy throne,

k3 Thy mourning people bend I
'Tis on thy sov'reign grace alone,
Our humble hopes depend.
« 2 Tremendous judgments, from thy hand
Thy dreadful pow'rs display ;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray.

p 3 How chang'd, alas ! are truths divine,

For errour, guilt, and shame !
What impious numbers, bold in sin,

Disgrace the Christian name.
•—4 O turn us, turn us, mighty Lord,

By thy resistless grace ;
Then, shall our hearts obey thy word,

And humbly seek thy face.
O 5 Then, should insulting foes invade,

We shall not sink in fear ;
o Secure of never-failing aid,

When God, our God, is near. Steels.

HYMN 137, C. M. Wantage, [b]
Public Fast Gen. xviii, 23—32.

1 "W^THEN Abrah'm full of sacred awe,

T T Before Jehovah stood ;
And with a humble fervent prayer,
For guilty Sodom sued : —

2 With what success, what wondrous grace-
Was his petition crown'd I

The Lord would spare, if in that place,
Ten righteous men were found.

3 And could a single holy soul,
So rich a boon obtain ?

Great God, and shall a nation pray,
And plead with thee in vain ?



592 HYMN 138, 139. Select

o 4 Still we are thine — we bear thy name ;

Here yet is thine abode ;
o Long 1 has thy presence bless'd our land —
e Forsake us not, O God ! Scott.

HYMN 138. L. M. Worship, [b]

Public Fast. Ezek. ix, 4 — 6.

e 1 |^| RIGHTEOUS God, thou judge supremo,
\Jr We tremble at thy dreadful name !
And all our crying guilt we own,
In dust and tears before thy throne.

t 2 So manifold our crimes have been,
Such crimson tincture dyes our sin,
That, could we all its horrours know,
Our streaming eyes with blood might flow.

o 3 Estrang'd from reverential awe,

We trample on thy sacred law :
p And though such wonders grace has done,

Anew we crucify thy Son.

e 4 Justly might this polluted land
Prove all the vengeance of thy hand ;

a And bath'd in heaven, thy sWord might coj. fig
To drink our blood and seal our doom.

c 5 Yet hast thou not a remnant here,
Whose souls are fill'd with pious fear ?
O bring thy wonted mercy nigh,
While prostrate at thy feet they lie.

P 6 Behold their tears, attend their moan,
Nor turn away their secret groan :
With these we join our humble prayer ;
Our nation shield, our country spare. Doddridos.

HYMN 139. L. M. Psalm 91th. [b]
Fast. God's Controversy. Mic. vi, 1 — 3.
e 1 T~ ISTEN, ye hills ; ye mountains hear ;
JLi Jehovah vindicates his laws ;
Trembling in silence at his bar,
Thou earth, attend thy Maker's cause,
d 2 Israel appear ; present thy plea ;
And charge th' Almighty to his face ;
Say, if his rules oppressive be ;
fey, if defective be his grace,



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e 3 Eternal Judge, the action cease ;

Our lips are seaPd in conscious shame/
b 'Tis ours in sackcloth to confess,
—And thine, the sentence to proclaim.

4 Ten thousand witnesses arise,
Thy mercies and oar crimes appear,
More than the stars that deck the skies
And all our dreadful guilt declare.

c 5 How shall we come before thy face,
And in thine awful presence bow?
What oft'rings can secure thy grace,
Or calm the terrours of thy brow ?

e C Thousands of rams in vain might bleed ;
Rivers of oil might blaze in vain ;
Or the first-born's devoted head
With horrid gore thine altar stain.

— 7 But thy own Lamb all-gracious G-®d,
Whom impious sinners dar'd to slay !

& Has sovereign virtue in hi? blood
To purge the nation's guilt away.

— 8 With humble faith to that we fly ;
With that may we be sprinkled o'er ;
Trembling no more in dust we lie,
And dread thy hand and bar no more. Doddridge

HYMN 140. L. M. Weldon. [*]

Thanksgiving: Seasons crovmed with Goodness. Ps.lxv 11.

1 TTjl TERNAL Source of every joy !

JT'.J Weil may thy praise our lips employ :
While in thy temple we appear,
To hail thse Sovereign of the year.

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Thy hand supports and guides the whole ;
The sun is taught by thee to rise,

And darkness when to veil the skies.

3 The flowery spring, at thy command,
Perfumes the air, and paints the land ;
The summer rays with vigour shine,
To raise the corn, and cheer the vine.

4 Thy hand,, in autumn, richly pours
Thro 1 all our coasts redundant stores ;
And winters, soften'd by thy care,
Ko more the face of horrour wear.



£94 HYMN 141, 142. Select.

5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days,
Demand successive songs of praise ;

And be the grateful homage paid,
With morning- light and evening shade;

6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes ;
Till to those lofty heights we soar,
Where days and years revolve no more.
Rippqn's Col.

HYMN 141. L. M. Green's. [*]

Dedication of a House for Worship. Ps. lxxxvii, 5*

« 1 A ND will the great eternal God,
jLsl On earth establish his abode ?
And will he, from his radiant throne,
Avow our temple for his own?

o 2 We bring the tribute of our praise ;

And sing that condescending grace,

Which to our notes will lend an ear,

And call us sinful mortals near.
— 3 Our Father's watchful care we bless,

Which guards our synagogues in peace I

That no tumultuous foes invade,

To fill our worshippers with dread.
e 4 These Walls we to thy honour raise ;

Long may they echo to thy praise ;

And thou, descending, fdl the place,

With choicest tokens of thy grace.

— 5 Here let the great Redeemer reign,

With all the glories of his train ;
o W 7 hile power divine his words attends,

To conquer foes, and cheer his friends,

g 6 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear,
That crowds were born to glory here. Doddridge.

HYMN 142. H.M. Merton. [*]
Dedication of a House for Worship.
1 TN sweet exalted strains,
JL The King of glory praise ;
O'er heaven and earth he reigns,
Through evejrlasting days ;



SdecC. HYMN 143. 595

g He, with a nod, the world controls,
Sustains, or sinks, the distant poles,

e 2 To earth he hends his throne-*^

His throne of grace divine ;
o Wide is his bounty known,

And wide his glories shine :
o Fair Salem, still his chosen rest :
Is with his smiles and presence blest.

— 3 Great King- of glory, come,

And with thy favour, crown

This temple as thy dome —

This people as thy own :
Beneath this roof, O deign to show,
How God can dwell with men below.

4 Here may thine ears attend
Thy people's humble cries ;
And grateful praise ascend,
All fragrant, to the skies :
o Here may thy word melodious sounds
And spread celestial joys around.

— 5 Here may th' attentive throng,
Imbibe thy truth and love ;
And converts join the song 1
Of seraphim above :
p And willing crowds surround thy board,
With sacred joy, and sweet accord.

—6 Here may our unborn sons
And daughters sound thy praise ;
And shine like polish'd stones,
Through long succeeding days :
g Here, Lord, display thy saving power,

While temples stand, and men adore, Francis.

HYMN 143. L. M. Old Hundred.. [*]
Ordination: Joshua the high Priest. Zech. iii, 6, 7.
1 ^"1 REAT Lord of angels, we adore

%JC The grace that builds thy courts below ;
And thro 1 ten thousands sons of light,
Stoops to regard what mortals do.

e 2 Amidst the wastes of time and death,
— Sucessive pastors thou dost raise,

Thy charge to keep, thy house to guide,

And form a people for thy praise.



Sm HYMN 144. Select

o 3 The heav'nly natives with delight
Hover around the sacred place ;
Nor scorn to learn from mortal tongues
The wonders of redeeming grace.

—4 At length, dismiss'd from feeble clay,

Thy servants join th' angelic band ;
o With them, thro' distant worlds they fly ;
e With them, before thy presence stand.

o 5 O glorious hope ! O blest employ !
e Sweet lenitive of grief and care !

When shall we reach those radiant courts,

And all their joy and honour share ?

-ft Yet while these labours we pursue,
TliU3 distant from thy heavenly throne,
Give us a zeal and love like theirs,
g And half their heaven shall here be known.

Doddridge.

HYMN 144. H. M. Whitchurch. [*]

Ordination. Ministers a sweet savour to God.2 Cor. ii, 15,16
1 "ORAISE to the Lord on high,
JL Who spreads his triumphs wide !
« While Jesus' fragrant name
Is breathM on every side :
—-Balmy and rich the odours rise,
o And fill the earth, and reach the skies.

— 2 Ten thousand dying souls,
Its influence feel — and live ;
Sweeter than vital air

The incense they receive :
a They breathe anew, and rise and sing —
o Jesus the Lord, their conquering King.
e 3 But sinners scorn the grace,

That brings salvation nigh :

They turn away their face.
a And faint, and fall, and die.
p So sad a doom, ye saints, deplore,
a For O ! they fall to rise no more.

— 4 Yet, wise and mighty God,
Shall all thy servants be,

In those who live or die,

A savour sweet to thee ;
Supremely bright thy grace shall shine,
« Guarded with flames of wrath divine. Don i*kidgb.



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HYMN 145. L. M. Leeds. Oporto. [*]
Gospel Ministry instituted by Christ. Eph. iv, 11, 12.

1 TTTV4THER of mercies, in thy house,
Jt? Smile on our homage and our vows ;

While, with a grateful heart, we share
These pledges of our Saviour's care.

2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
Scattered his gifts on men below,

And wide his royal bounties flow. ■

3 Hence sprung th 1 apostles 1 honour'd name,
Sacred beyond heroic fame ;

Hence dictates the prophetic sag*,
And hence the evangelic page.

4 In lower forms, to bless our eyes,
Pastors from hence and teachers rise :
Who, tho 1 with feebler rays they shine,
Still gild a long — extended line.

5 From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And fed by Christ their graces live :

4> While guarded by his potent hand,
'Midst all the rage of hell they stand.

o 6 So shall the bright succession run,
Through the last courses of the sun ;
While unborn churches, by their care,
Shall rise and flourish, large and fair.

—7 Jesus our Lord their hearts shall know,

The spring whence all these blessings flow :
o Pastors and people shout his praise,
g Thro* the long round of endless days. Doddridge,

HYMN 146. C. M. Sunday. [*]
Gospel Treasure in earthen vessels.

-. "§*Jf0^ v f i cn tn y bounty, King of king's !

JlJL Thy favours, how divine !
The blessings which thy gospel brings,

How splendidly they shine !
2 Gold is but dross, and gems but toys ;

Should gold and gems compare,
How mean ! when set against those joys,

Thy poorest servants share ?
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598 HYMN 147, 148. Select

e 3 Yet all these treasures of thy grace,

Are lodg'd in urns of clay ;
— And the weak sons of mortal race

Th 1 immortal gifts convey.

e 4 Feebly they lisp thy glories forth,

o Yet grace the victory gives ;

e Quickly they moulder back to earth—

o Yet still the gospel lives.

— 5 Such wonders power divine effects,

u Such trophies God can raise ;

— His hand, from crumbling dust, erects

o His monuments of praise. Salisbury Col*

HYMN 147. L.M. Carthage. [*K\~
Prayer for a sick Minister.
THOU, before whose gracious throne,
We bow our suppliant spirit down :
View the sad breast, the streaming eye,
And let our sorrows pierce the sky.
2 Thou know'st the anxious cares we feel,
And all our trembling lips would tell ;
Thou only canst assuage oui grief,
And yield our wo- fraught heart relief.
S With power benign, thy servant spare,
Nor turn aside thy people's prayer ;
Avert thy swift descending stroke,
Nor smite the shepherd of the flock.

4 Restore him, sinking to the grave ;
Stretch out thine arm, make haste to save ;
Back to our hopes and wishes give,
And bid our friend and father live.

5 Bound to each soul by tenderest ties,
In every breast his image lies ;
Thy pitying aid, O God, impart,
Ncr rend him from each bleeding heart.

6 Yet if our supplications fail,
And prayers and tears can nought prevail ;
Be thou his strength, be thou his stay,
And guide him safe to endless day. Evan's Col.

HYMN 148. C. M. Canterbury, [b *] :
Death of a Minister.
1 YTT IS master taken from his head,
Elisha saw him go ;



Select. HYMN 149. 599

And in desponding 1 accents said,
« " Ah ! what must Israel do ?"

—2 But he forgot the Lord, who lifts
The beggar to the throne,
Nor knew that all Elijah's gifts,
Would soon be made his own.
d 3 What — when a Paul has run his course,
Or when Apolios dies —
Is Israel left, without resource ?
And have we no supplies ?

© 4 Yes, while the dear Redeemer lives,
We have a boundless store ;

— -And shall be fed with what he gives,

g Who lives for evermore. CowTER.

HYMN 143. C. M. Hymn 2d. [b *]
Death of a Minister.

1 "VTOW let our mourning hearts revive,

_L ^1 And all our tears be dry ;
Why should those eyes be drown'd in grief,

Which view a Saviour nigh ?

e 2 What tho' the arm of conquering death

Does God's own house invade ?
p What tho' the prophet and the priest,

Be number'd with the dead ? —

— 3 Tho 1 earthly shepherds dwell in dust,

The aged, and the young —
The watchful eye in darkness clos'd,
And mute the instructive tongue ;—

o 4 Th 1 eternal Shepherd still survives,
New comfort to impart;
His eyes still guides us, and his voice
Still animates our heart.

d 5 '* Lo I am with you," saith the Lord,
M My church shall safe abide ;
" For I will ne'er forsake my own,
11 Whose souk in me connde. ,,

6 Thro' every scene of life and death,
This promise is our trust ;
And this shall be our children's song,
e When we are cold in dust. Doddridge.



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600 HYMN 150, 151. Select

HYMN 150. C. M. Colchester. [*]
Christ the Refuge of the Church.

1 *H""B~E who on earth as man was known,
e JLJL And bore our sins and pains ;

g Now, seated on th 1 eternal throne —
The God of glory reigns !

2 His hands the wheels of nature guide,
With an unerring skill ;

And countless worlds extended wide,
Obey his sovereign will.

3 While harps unnumber'd sound his praise,
Tn yonder world above ;

o His saints on earth admire his ways,

And glory in his love.
—4 His righteousness to faith reveal'd,

Wrought out for guilty worms ;
o Affords a hiding place, and shield,

From enemies and storms.
—5 When troubles, like a burning sun,

Beat heavy on their head ;
o To this high rock his people run,

And find a pleasing shade.
e 6 How glorious he ! — how happy they : —

In such a glorious friend !
o Whose love secures them ail the way,
o And crowns them at the end.

HYMN 151. L. M. Moreton. [*b]

Covenant engagements joy fully recognised. 2 Chron. xv, 15
o 1 S~\ HAPPY day, that fix'd my choice,
\Jr On thee, my Saviour, and my God !

Well may this glowing heart rejoice,

And tell its raptures all abroad.
e 2 O happy bond, that seals my vows

To him, who merits all my love !
o Let cheerful anthems fill his house,

While to that sacred shrine I move.
d 3 'Tis done : — the great transaction's done f

I am my Lord's, and he is mine :

He drew me — and I follow'd on —

Charm'd to confess the voice divine.
—4 Now rest, my long-divided heart,

Fix'd on this blissful centre, rest ;

With ashes who would grudge to part,

When call'd on angels' bread to feast ?



Select. HYMN 152, 153. 601

5 High heav'n, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renew'd shall daily hear :
e Till in life's latest hour I bow,

And bless in death a bond so dear. Doddri.

HYMN 152. C. P. M. Bradbury. [*
Covenant Everlasting.
o 1 ^TOW for a hymn of praise to (rod !
_L^I Ye trophies of a Saviour's blood,
Join the sweet choir above ;
All your harmonious accents bring,
Wake every high, celestial string,
To chant redeeming love.

—2 Ere God pronounc'd creation good,
Or bade the vast, unbounded flood

Through fixed channels run ;
Ere light from ancient chaos sprung,
Or angels earth's formation sung,
He chose us in his Son.

g 3 Then was the cov'nant order 1 d sure,
Through endless ages to endure,
By Israel's triune God:
—That none his cov'nant might evade,
With oaths and promises 'twas made,
e And ratify'd in blood.
o 4 God is the refuge of my soul,
Tho' tempests rage, tho 1 billows roll,
And hellish powers assail :
g Eternal walls are my defence,
Environ'd with Omnipotence—
What foe can e'er prevail ?
—-5 Then let infernal legions roar,

And waste their cursed, vengeful pow'r ;
d My soul their wrath disdains :
§• In God, my refuge, I'm secure,
While cov'nant promises endure,
Or my Redeemer reigns,

HYMN 153. lis, Uvsmm. [*]
Church in Affliction. Isa. xlix, 14 — 17.
€ 1 4~\ ZION afflicted with wave upon wave,

V-/ Whom no man can comfort, whom nomancansavej
With darkness surrounded, by terrours dismay'd,
lu toiling and rowing, thy strength is decayed,
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602 HYMN 154, 155. Select

o 2 Loud roaring, the billows now nigh overwhelm,

— But skilful's the Pilot who sits at the helm ;

o ftis wisdom conducts thee, his power thee defends ,

In safety and quiet thy warfare he ends,
d 3 "O fearful ! O faithless ! in mercy he cries ;

"My promise, my truth, are they light in thine eyes?

" Still, still I am with thee, my promise shall stand ;

44 Through tempest and tossing I'll bring thee to land.

4 " Forget thee I will not — I cannot ; thy name,
44 Engrav'd on my heart doth forever remain ;

41 The palms of my hands while I look on 1 see,
" The wounds I receiv'd when suffering for thee»

5 " I feel at my heart all thy sighs and my groans,
" For thou art most near me, my flesh and my bones ;

44 In all thy distresses thy Head feels the pain —
44 Yet all are most needful, not one is in vain.

6 44 Then trust me, and fear not ; thy life is secure,
44 My wisdom is perfect, supreme is my power }

44 In love I correct thee, thy soul to refine,
44 To make thee at length in my likeness to shine/'

Jay's Col.

HYMN 154. 8 & 7. Love Divine. [* j
Consolation of Israel. Luke ii, 25.

1 ^"^OME, thou long expected Jesus,
Vy Born to set thy people free ;

From our fears and sins release us,

Let us find our rest in thee :
Israel's Strength and Consolation,

Hope of all the saints thou art ;
Dear Desire of ev'ry nation,

Joy of ev'ry longing heart.

2 Born, thy people to deliver ;
Born a child — and yet a King ;

Born to reign in us forever,

Now thy precious Kingdom bring,
By thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone ;
By thine all-sufficient merit,

Raise us to thy glorious throne. Madan's Col.

HYMN 155. L. M. Islington, [b]
Christ" 1 s Address to thtChurch at Ephcsus. Re v.ii,l — 7.
1 npHUS saith the Lord to Ephesus,
JL And thus he speaks to some of ui ;



Select. HYMN 156. 003

d ** Amidst my churches, lo, I stand,
And hold the pastors in my hand.

2 u Thy works to me are fully known,
Thy patience, and thy toil I own ;
Thy views of gospel truth are clear,
Nor canst thou other doctrine bear.

3 " Yet I must blame, while I approve :
Where is thy first, thy fervent love ?
Dost thou forget my love to thee,
That thine is grown so faint to me ?

4 t; Recall to mind the happy days,
When thou wast fill'd with joy and praise
Repent — thy former works renew,
Then I'll restore thy comforts too.

5 w Return at once, when I reprove,
Lest I thy candlestick remove ;
And thou, too late, thy loss lament,

I warn before I strike : — Repent."
e 6 Hearken to what the Spirit saith,

To him who overcomes by faith ;
o " The fruit of life's unfading tree,

In Paradise his food shall be." Newtow.

HYMN 156. C. M. York. [*]
ChrisPs Address to the Church at Smyrna. Rev.ii,ll.

1 FTT1HE message first to Smyrna sent,

JL A message full of grace ;
To all the Saviour's flock is meant,
In every age and place.



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