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In toiling and rowing, thy strength is decayed.
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iSm HYMN 154, 155. Select

o 2 Loud roaring-, the billows now nigh overwhelm,

— But skilfuPs the Pilot who sits at the helm ;

o His 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 ;

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

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

" The palms of my hands while I look on 1 see,
" The wounds I received when suff'ring 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 ;

*' In all thy distresses thy Head feels the paiii •—
*' Yet all are most needful, not one is in vain.

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

" In love I correct thee, thy soul to refine,
" To make thee at length in my likeness to shine.''*

Jay's Col.

HYMN 154. 8 & 7. Love Divine. [* ]
Consolation of Israel. Luke ii, 25.
lOME, thou long expected Jesus,
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 ;
Bom to reign in us forever,

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

Rule in all our hearts alone ;
By thine all-sufiicient merit.

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

HYMN 155. L. M. Islington, [b]
^irisPs Address to iheChurch at Ephesus. Re v.ii,l — 7.
1 fin HUS saith the Lord to Ephesus,
JL And thus he speaks to some of us ;



Select. HYMN IbQ. G03

d " Amidst my churches, lo, ! stand,
And hold the pastors in my hand.

2 '' Thy v/orks to me are fully known,
Thy paLieiice, and thy toll I own ;
Thy viev.'s of gospel truth are clear,
]Nor canst thou other doctrine bear.

3 " Yet I must blame, "vvhile I approve :
Where is thy first, thy fervent love ?
Dost thou forget m}' love to thee.
That thine is grown so faint to me ?

4 " lie call to mind the happy days,
When thou wast fillM with joy and praise ;
Repent — thy former works renew.

Then I'll restore thy comforts too.

5 " 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." Newfon.

' HYMN 166. C. M. York. [-^J "

Chrisfs Address lo the Church at Smyrna. Rev.ii,ll.

1 rWlHE message first to Smyrna sent,

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

2 Thus to his church, his chosen bride,
Saith the great First and Last,

Who ever lives — though once he died !
d " Hold thy profession fast.

3 " Thy works and sorrow well I know ■
Perform'd and borne for me ;

Poor though thou art, despis'd and low,
Yet who is rich like thee ?

4 ''• I know thy foes, and what they say
How long they have blasphem'd ;

The synagogue of Satan, they,

Though they would Jews be deemM.

5 " Though Satan for a season rage,
And prisons be your lot :

I am your friend, and I engage
You shall not be forgot.



604 HYMJN" 157, 158. Select.

6 " Be faithful unto death, nor fear

A few short days of strife ;
Behold the prize you soon shall wear,
A crown of endless life."
e 7 Hear what the Holy Spirit saith

Of all who overcome ;
o " They shall escape the second death,
e The slnner"'s awful dooro !" Newton.

HYMN 157. 7 & 6. Clark's. Hymn 5tk. [b *]
C/irisPs Address to the Church at Sardis. Rev. iii, l-6«
d 1 " "¥/|/^RITE to Sardis, saith the Lord,
rf And write what he declares ;
He whose Spirit, and whose Word,

Upholds the seven stars ;
All thy works and ways 1 search,
Find thy zeal and love decay'd ;
Thou art calPd a living- church,
But thou art cold and dead.

2 " Watch — remember — seek, and strive.
Exert thy former pains :

Let thy timely care revive,

And strengthen what remains :
Cleanse thy heart, thy works amend.
Former times to mind recall ;
Lest my sudden stroke descend.

And smite thee once for all.

3 Yet I number now in thee,
A few who are upright ;

These my Father's face shall see,

And walk with me in white :
When in judgment I appear,
They for mine shall stand confessed ;
Let my faithful servants hear.

And wo be to the rest." CoivPER*

" HYMN 158. L. M. Oporto. [*]

ChrisVs Address to the Church at Philadelphia* Rer.
iii, 7—13.

1 rSlHUS saith the Holy One, and true

_1_ To his beloved faithful few ;
" Of heav'n and hell I hold the keys.
To shut or open as I please.

2 " I know thy works, and I approve,
Thouj^h small thy strength, sincere thy love }



Select.! HYMN 159. 605

Go on my word and name to own,
For none shall rob thee of thy crown,

3 " Before thee see my mercy's door
Stands open wide to shut no more ;
Fear not temptation's fiery day,

For I will be thy strength and stay.

4 " Thou hast my promise, hold it fast;
Thy trying' hour will soon be past :
Rejoice — for lo ! I quickly come,

To take thee to my heav'nly home,
g 5 " A pillar there no more to move,

Inscribed with all my names of love :

A monument of mighty grace.

Thou shalt forever have a place."
— 6 Such is the conqueror's reward,

Prepar'd and promis'd by the Lord ;

Let him who hath the ear of faith,

Attend to what the Spirit saith. Newtcw.

HYMN 159. L. M. jYewcourt. [h]
ChrisVs Address to the Church at Laodicea. Rev.

iii, 14—20.
d 1 "I^TTEAR, what the Lord, the great Amen,
3lJL The true and faithful Witness, says
He forin'd the vast creation's plan,
And searches all our hearts and ways.

2 To some he speaks as once of old,
d " I know thee — thy profession's vain ;

Since thou art neither hot nor cold,
I'll spit thee from me with disdain.

3 " Thou boastest ' I am wise and rich,
Increas'd in goods, and nothing need ;'
And dost not know thou art a wretch,
Naked, and poor, and blind, and dead,

4 " Yet while I thus rebuke, I love.
My message is in mercy sent ;

That thou may'st my compassion prove,
1 can forgive if thou repent.

5 " Would'st thou be truly rich and wise,
Come buy my gold in fire well try'd ;

My ointment, to anoint thine eyes.
My robe, thy nakedness to hide.

6 " See, at thy door I stand and knock ;
Poor sinner, shall I wait in vain :



606 HYMN 160, 161. Select

Quickly thy stubborn heart unlock,

That I may enter with my train.

7 '"'• Thou canst not entertain a kingf,

Unworthy thou of such a g-uest I

But 1 my own provision bring-,

To make thy soul a heav'nly feast. Nevvton

HYMN 160. S. M. A'e-Mon. [*f~^
Promise to Believers and their children*

1 "W" ORD, what our ears have heard,
.1_J Our eyes delighted trace ;

Thy love in long- succession shown
To Zion's chosen race.

2 Our children thou dost claim.
And mark them out for thine :

Ten thousand blessmg^s to thy name,
For g^oodness so divine.

3 Thee let the fathers own.
And thee, the sons adore ;

JoinM to the Lord in solemn rows,
To be forgot no more.

4 Thy cov'nant may they keep.
And bless the happy bands, — -

Which closer still engage their hearts.
To honour thy commands,
e 5 How great thy mercies. Lord !
How plenteous is thy grace !
Which, in the promise of thy love.
Includes our rising race.
o 6 Our offspring still thy care.

Shall own their fathers' God ;
To latest times thy blessings share,
And sound thy praise abroad. Salisbury Col

HYMN 161. CM. St. Mn's. [*]
Chrisfs condescending Regard to Little Children*

Mark x, 14.
1 ^EE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand
lO With all engaging charms ;
e Hark, how he calls the tender Lambs,

And folds them in his arms.
d 2 '' Permit them to approach," he cries,
*' Nor scorn their humble name ;
" For 'twas to bless such souls as these,
" The Lord of angels came."



Select. HYMN 162, 163. 607

o 3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,

And yield them up to thee ;
Joyful that vie ourselves are thine,

Thine let our offspring; be.
—4 Ye little fleck with pleasure hear;

Ye children seek his face ;
o And fly with transports to receive

The blessing-s of his ^"ace.
e 5 If orphans they are left behind,

— Thy guardian care we trust ;

c That care shall heal our bleeding heart,

a If weeping o'er their dust, DoddridgK,

HYMN 162. S. M. Bingham, [*]
Infants given to God in Baptism. Isa. Ixv, 23«
1 dT^ REAT God, now condescend
\!W To bless our rising race ;
Soon may their willing spirits bend
To thy victorious grace,
e 2 what a vast delight.
Their happiness to see i
Our warmest wishes all unite
To lead their souls to thee.

— 3 Now bless, thou God of love, "

This ordinance divine ;
Send thy good Spirit from above.

And make these children thine. Fellows.

HYMN 163. C.¥l York. [*]
Young Persons invited to seek and love Christ. Prov. viii,17,

1 "^S/^^E hearts with youthful vigour warm,

jL In smiling crowds draw near ;
And turn from ev'ry mortal charm,
A Saviour's voice to hear.

2 He, Lord of all the worlds on high,
Stoops to converse with you ;

And lays his radiant glories by.
Your welfare to pursue.
d 3 '• The soul who longs to see my face,
" Is sure my love to gain ;
*' And those who early seek my grace,
^ Shall never seek in vain."
e 4 What object, Lord, my soul should move,
If once compar'd with thee ?



608 HYMN lf)4, 165. Select

What beauty should comma ud my love,

Like what iu Christ I see ?
d 5 Away, ye false delusive toys,

Vain tempters of the mind I
'Tis here I fix my lasting choice,

And here true bliss I find. DoddridgB-

HYMN 164. L. M. Gloucester. [*]
Early Fiety. Matt, xii, 20.

1 'BI3'0W soft the words my Saviour speaks!
.en. How kind the promises he makes I

A bruised reed he never breaks,
Nor will he quench the smoking flax.

2 The humble poor he wont despise,
Nor on the contrite sinner frown ;
His ear is open to their cries,

He quickly sends salvation down.

3 "When piety in early minds,
Like tender buds beg^ins to shoot,

He guards the plants from threat'ning winds.
And ripens blossoms into fruit.

4 With bumble souls he bears a part,
In all the soitows they endure ;
Tender and gracious is his heart,
His promise is for ever sure.

5 He sees the struggles that prevail.
Between the pow'rs of grace and sin-;
He kindly listens while they tell
The bitter pangs they feel within.

6 Tho' press'd with fears on evVy side,
They know not how the strife may end ;
Yet he will soon the cause decide,

And judgment unto vict'ry send. Stewjtet.

HYMN 165. C. M. Warekam. [b »]^
Young Persons entreated,
e 1 Tr>ESTOW, dear Lord, upon our youth,
_I3 The gift of saving grace ;
And let the seed of sacred truth
I'all in a fruitful place.
—2 Grace is a plant, wherever it grows,

Of pure and heavenly root ; '*

But fairest in the youngest shows,
And yields the sweetest fruit.



Select. HYMN 166. G09

d 3 Ye careless ones, O hear betimes,

The voice of sovereign love !
e Your youth is stained with many crimes,
o But mercy reigns above.
d 4 True you are young, but there's a stone

"Within the youngest breast,
Or half the crimes which you have done.

Would rob you of your rest.
•—5 For you the public prayer is made.

Oh, join the public prayer I
p For you the secret tear is shed,

O shed yourselves a tear.
— 6 We pray that you may early prove,

The Spirit's power to teach;
You cannot be too young to love

That Jesus whom v/e preach. Cowpes-

HYMN 166. 7s. Redeeming Love, [b *|

Prayer for young Persons.
1 "T^TOW may fervent prayer arise,

_L^ Wing'd with faith, and pierce the skies'*
Fervent prayer will bring us doivn
Gracious answers from the throne.

e 2 Shepherd of thy blood-bought sheep,

Teach the stony heart to weep;

Let the blind have eyes to see —
fi See themselves — and look on thee.
— 3 Let the minds of all our youth

Feel the force of sacred truth ;

While the gospel call they hear.

May they learn to love and fear.

4 Show them what their waj's have be^ij

Show them tlie desert of sin ;
e Then thy dying love reveal ;

This shall melt a heart of steel.
— 5 Wliere thou hast thy work begun,

Give new strength the race to run;

Scatter darkness, clouds, and fears,

Wipe away the mourner's tears.
—^6 Bless us all, both old and young:

Call forth praise from ev'ry tongue %

Let the whole assembly prove

All thy power, and all thy love. Newtoit*

Select. 10



610 HYMN 167, 1G8. Select.

HYMN 167. 7s. Fairfax, [b]
Prayer f 01 Children.

1 g^ RACIOUS Lord, cur children see ;
VJ?r By thy mercy we are free ;

But shall these, alas ! remain
Subjects stni of Satan's reign ?

2 IsraePs infants, when of old,
Pharaoh threateiiM to wilkhold j

d Then thy Messenger, said " No :

'' Let the children also go."
e 3 Wlien the angel of the Lord,

Drawing forth his dreadful sword,

Slew with an avenging hand,

All the first-born of the land ; —
o 4 Then thy people's doors he pass'd,

V/here the bloody sign was placed :
e Hear us now upon our knees.

Plead the blood of Christ for these.
e 5 Lord, we tremble, for we know'

How the fierce malicious foe.

Wheeling round his watchful flight,

Keeps tliem ever in his sight.
— 6 Spread thy pinions. King of kings t

Hide them safe beneath thy wings:
e Ijest the rav'nous birds of prey

Seize and bear the brood away. Cowper

HYMN 168. 8 & 7. Calvary, [bj
Surrender to infmiie Love. SACRAMENTAftM,

1 "Wy^THE^ I view my Saviour bleeding,
T f For my sins, upon the tree ;
e O how wondrous ! — ^liow exceeding

Great his love appears to me I
e 2 Floods of deep distress and anguish,

To impede bis labours came ; •

—Yet they all could not extinguish

Love's eternal, burning fiame.
e 3 Now redemption is completed,

Full salvation is procured :
Death and Satan are defeated,

By thft sufferings he endur'd.



Select HYMIN' 169, 17d. 611

o 4 Now the gracious Mediator,
Risen to the courts of bliss.
Claims for me a sinful creature,
Pardon, righteousness, and peace*

—5 Sure such infinite affection

Lays the higfhest claims to mine ;
All my pow'rs Avithout exception,

Should in fervent praises join.
— 6 Jesus, fit me for thy service,

Form me for thyself alone ;
e I am thy most costly purchase ;

Take possession of thy own. Les.

HYMN 169. C. M. Canterbury, [b *]

Chrisfs Flesh Meat indeed. Sacramejvtai^ John
vi, 53 — 56.

1 "1"1"ERE at thy table, Lord, we meet,
JLjsl To feed on food divine ;

Thy body is the bread we eat,
Thy precious blood the wine,

2 He who prepares this rich repast,
Himself comes down and dies ;

And then invites us thus to feast
Upon the sacrifice.

3 Here peace and pardon sweetly flow;
Oh, what delightful food !

We eat the bread and drink the wine —
But think on nobler good.

4 The bitter torments he endur'd,
Upon th' accursed tree.

For me — each welcome guest may say,
'Twas all procur'd for me.

5 Sure there was never love so free —
Dear Saviour — so divine !

Well thou'may'st claim that heart of me.

Which owes so much to thine. Stewitet.

HYMN 170. C. M. York. Barby. [*]~^
Welcome to the Table, Sacramental.
1 rr^HIS is the feast of heav'nly wine,

JL And God invites to sup ;
The juices of the living vine,
Were pressM to fill tlae cup.



612 HYMN 171. Select.

2 Oh, bless the Saviour, ye who eat.

With royal dainties fed ;
— Not heav'n affords a costlier treat,
c For Jesus is the bread !
e 3 The vile, the lost — he calls to them ;
d " Ye trembling souls appear !
"The righteous in their own esteem,

" Have no a<?.Geptance here.
4 *' Approach, ye poor, nor dare refuse

" Th« banquet spread for you ;"
e Bear Saviour, this is welcome news,
o Then I may venture too.

—6 If guilt and sin afford a plea,

And may obtain a place ;
& Surely the Lord will welcome me,

And i shall see his face. Cowper,

HYMN 171. L. M. Glmicester. [b*]
Christ Crucified. Sacramental.^

1 "Wj^THEN on the cross, my Lord I see,

V V Bleeding to death for wretched me ;
-~Satan and sin no more can move.
For I am all transtbrm'd to love.

2 His thorns and nails pierce through my heart,
In every groan I bear a part ;

e I view his wounds with streaming eyes,
p But see, — ^he bows his head and dies !
— 3 Come, sinners, view the Lamb of God,
a Wounded, and dead, and bath-d in blood!
e Behold his side, and venture near ;
— The well of endless life is here.

4 Here I forget my cares and pains ;

I drink, yet still my thirst remains :

Only the fountain-head above.

Can satisfy the thirst of love.
e 5 Oh that I thus could always feel !

Lord, more and more thy love reveal :
o Then my glad tongue shall loud proclaim

The grace and glory of thy Name.
o 6 Thy Name dispels my guilt and fear.

Revives my heart, and charms my ear ;

Affords a balm for ev'ry wound,
d And Satan trembles at the sound. Newtor



Select. HYMN 172, 173. 613

HYMN 172. C. M. Bm^by. [b *]
Jesus hasting to suffer. Sacramental.
c 1 ri^HE Saviour — what a noble flame

JL Was kindled in his breast ;
-— Wlien hasting- to Jerusalem,

He niarchM be&re the rest !
o 2 Good-will to men, and zeal for God,

His ev'ry thoug^ht eng-ross :
e He lon^s to be baptizM with blood !

He pants to reach the cross !
e 3 With all his sufferings full in view,

And woes, to us unknown,
o Forth to the task his spirit flew —

'Twas love that urg'd him on.
c 4 Lord, we return thee — what "we can !
o Our hearts shall sound abroad,

Salvation, to the dying- MA:>r,
g And to the rising- God I
— 5 And while thy bleeding glories here,

En^ag-e our wond'ring eyes ;
We learn our lighter cross to bear,
o And hasten to the skies. CowpeA.

HYMN 173. 8, 7 & 4. Helmsley. [*]
It is finished. Sacramental.
e 1 TnTARK ! the voice of love and mercy,

Jl3l Sounds aloud from Calvary ;
See, it rends the rocks asunder —

Shakes the earth, and veils the sky I
d '' It is finish'd !"—

e Hear the Saviour — dying — cry.
d 2 It is fijiish''d ! — O what pleasure
Do these precious words afford !
Heav'nly blessings without measure.

Flow to us from Christ the Lord,
d It is finish'd ! —

€ Saints, the dying Words record.
— 3 Finish'd — all the types and shadows
Of the ceremonial law ;
Finish'd — all that God had promis'd ;
Death and hell no moie shall awe :
d It is finish'd I

— Saints, from hence your comforts draw.
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614 HYMN 174, 175. Select.

o 4 RansomM ones, approach the table —
Taste the soul reviving food :
Nothing's half so sweet and pleasant,
As the Saviour's flesh and blood.
d It is finishM —

— Christ has borne the heavy load.
o 5 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs, — >

Join to sing the pleasing theme ;
All on earth, and all in heaven,
Join to praise Emmanuel's name,

Hallelujah !
Glory to the bleeding La mb ! Bprder's Col.

HYMN 174. 7s. Fairfax. [*b]
// is good to be here. Sacramentai^.

1 "3" ET me dwell on Golgotha,
a -M-J Weep — and love my life away I
e "While I see him on the tree,
a Weep — and bleed — and die for me !
— 2 That dear blood for sinners spilt,

Shows my sin in all its guilt :
p Ah ! my soul, he bore thy load ;
a Thou hast slain the Lamb of God,
d 3 Hark ! his dying word, '''' Forgive^

" Father, let the sinner live :

" Sinner, wipe thy tears away,

*' I thy ransom freely pay."
- 4 While I hear this grace reveal'd,

And obtain a pardon seal'd ;

All my soft affections move,

Waken'd by the force of love.
d 5 Farewell, world, the gold is dross^

Now I see the bleeding Cross ;
— Jesus died to set me free.

From the law, and sin, and thee !

6 He has dearly bought my soul.

Lord, accept, and claim the whole ;

To thy will I all resign,
« Now no more my own, but thine. NJEWTOJf,

HYMN 176. H. M. Beihesda. [*]
The Fountain of Life. Sacramental,
J TTAIL, everlasting Spring !
JEH. Celestial Fountain, hail I



Select. HYMN 176. 615

Thy streams salvation bring,
The waters never fail :
Still they endure, and still they flow,
For all our wo a sovereign cure.
o 2 Blest be His wounded side^
And blest his bleeding heart,
Who all in anguish died,
Such favours to impart.
His sacred blood shall make us clean
From ev'ry sin — and fit for God.
3 To that dear source of love,
— Our souls this day would come :
And thither from above.

Lord, call the nations home ;
That Jew and Greek, with rapt'rous songs,
On all their tongues, thy praise may speak.

DODDRIDOK.

/ HYMN 176. C. M. Christmas. [*]
Highway to Zion, Isa. xxxv, 8 — 10.

1 ^ING, ye redeemed of the Lord,
>3 Your great deliv'rer sing,

Pilgrims, for Zion's city bound,
Be joyful in your King.

2 See the fair way his hand has raisM,
e How holy, and how plain !

—Nor shall the simplest traveler err.
Nor ask the track in vain.

3 Nor ravening lion shall destroy,
Nor lurking serpent wound ;

Pleasure and safety, peace and praise,
Thro' all the path are found.
4 A hand Divine shall lead you on,
Through all the blissful road ;
Till to the sacred mount you rise,
And see ycur smiling God.
o 5 These garlands of immortal joy
Shall bloom on every head ;
While sorrow, sighing, and distress.
Like shadows all are fled.
g 6 March on in your Redeemer's strength ;
Pursue his footsteps still ;
And let the prospect cheer your eye,

While labouring up the hill. DoddiudoB*



616 HYMN 177, 178. Select

HYMN 177. 8 & 7. Drummond. [*]
Safety and Happiness of Zion. Isa. xxxiii, 20, 21,
1 g~^ LORIOUS thing^s of thee are spoken,
xJT Zion, city of our God !
e He whose word cannot be broken,
Form'd thee for his own abode :
^ On the rock of ages founded —

What can shake thy sure repose ?
With salvation's walls surrounded.
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.
o 2 See the streams of living- waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove :
e Who can faint, while such a river.

Ever flows their thirst t' assuage?
-^Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.
3 Round each habitation hovering-,

See the cloud and fire appear I
For a glory and a covering,

Showing that the Lord is near :
Thus deriving from their banner,

Light by night, and shade by day ;
Safe they feed upon the manna,

Which he gives them when they pray. Nevvtom,

' HYMN 178. L. M. Blendon, f*]
{xod the Defence of Zion. Ezek. xlviii, 35.

1 AS birds their infant brood protect,

jLjL And spread their wings to shelter them ;

Thus saith the Lord to his elect,
4 *' So will I guard Jerusalem."
e 2 And what then is Jerusalem,

Tliis darling object of his care ?

Where is its worth in G od's esteem ?
a Who built it ? — Who inhabits there ?
—3 Jehovah founded it in blood,

The blood of his incarnate Son;

There dwell the saints, once foes to God,

The sinners, whom he calls his own.

4 There, tho' besieg-d on every side.

Yet much belovM, and guarded well ;



Select. HYMN 179, 180. 617

From age to ag;e they have defi'd
The utmost force of earth and hell.

e 5 Let earth repent, and hell despair,

This city has a sure defence ;

d Her name is callM, "The Lord is there;"

e And who has power to drive Ilim thence ?

COWPEII.

HYMN 179. 8 & 7. Drummond, [*]
Future Peace and Glory of Zion. Isa. Ix, 15, 20.

1 TTTEAR what God the Lord hath spoken,
e JOl " O my people, faint and few ;

Comfortless, aflflicted, broken,
Fair abodes I build for you :
— Scenes of heartfelt tribulation

Shall no more perplex your ways :
d You shall name your walls Salvatioh,—
— And your gates shall all be praise."

b 2 There like streams that feed the garden,

Pleasures, without end, shall flow ;
For the Lord, your faith rewarding.

All his bounty shall bestow :
Still in undisturb'd possession,

Peace and righteousness shall reign j
Never shall you feel oppression —

Hear the voice of war again.
3 Ye, no more your sans declining.

Waning moons no more shall see ;
But, your griefs forever ending.

Find eternal noon in me.
God will rise, and shining o'er you,

Change to day the gloom of night ;
g He the Lord will be your glory,

God your everlasting light. CowPER.

HYMN 180. L. M. Worship, [b] '

Prayer for Zion.

1 TNDULGENT Sov'reign of the skies,

JL And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear ?
"While feeble mortals raise their cries,
Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear?


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