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Eternal wisdom is tlirir guide, their help Omnipotence.
2 Tho' they through foreign lands should and breathe the tainted air |mam,
In burning: climate*, far from home; yet thou, their tired, art there.
3 Thy goodness sweetens every soil, makes every country please;
Thou on the snowy hills dost smile, and smooth the rugged seas!
4 When waves on waves, to heaven updefy'dthe pilot'sart; [rear'd,
When terror in each faceappenr'd, and sorrow in each heart;
5 To thee I raised my humble prayer, to snatch me from the grave!
1 found thine ear not slow to hear, nor short thine arm to save!
6 Tfiou gav'st the word—the winds did the storms oney'd thy will, grease,
The raging sea was hush'd in peace, and every wave was still!
7 Further life, in every state,
And death, when death shall be my fate,
NOW may the God of grace and power
2 In his salvation is our hope,
Our troops shall lift their banners up, our navies spread their nag's abroad.
3 Some trust in horses trained for war,
Our surest expectations are
4 Then save us, Lord, from slavish fear,
Till thy salvation shall appear,
WFw the Use of the Sick.
And Jordan's* waters ftpnee were sees ■
To wash a Syrian leper clean.
5 But grant me nobler favours stifl.
Grant me to know and do thy will;
Purge my foul soul from every stain,
Ami save me from eternal pain.
t, Can such a wretch for pardon sue?
My crimes, my crimes arise in view,
Arrest my trembling tongue in prayer,
And pour the horrors of depair.
7 But thou, regard my contrite sighs,
8 These lovely niunes I ne'er could plead,
On Recovery from Sicicncsi.
our God deserves our song;
2 The gates of the devouring grave
If he that holds the keys of death
3 When he hut speaks the healing wvnl
Fevers and plagues ohey the Lord,
4 If half the strings of life should break,
And cast our sins behind his "e,
5 To him I cry'd, ~ Thy servant save,
« Thy power can rescue from the Tart w thy power is all my trust !"
6 He heard^i ml saved iny soul from death,
Now to his praise I'll spend in v breath,
MY God, since thou hast raised me u*
theel'll extol with thankful voice; Restored by thine Almighty power with fear before thee I'll* rejoice.' ,
2 With troubles worn, with pain op
press'd, to thee 1 cry'd, and thou didst save; Thou didst support my sinking hopes, ray life didst rescue from the grave.
3 Wherefore, ye saints, rejoice with me, with me sing praises to the Lord j
Call all his goodness to your mind, and all his faithfulness record.
4 His anger is but short; his love, which is our life, hath certain stay;
G rief may continue for a night,
but joy returns with rising day! 6 Then what I vow'd in my distress,
in happier hours I now will give, And strive, that in my grateful verse
hi? praises may forever live. 6 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the blest and undivided Three, The one sole Giver of all life,
glory and praise for ever be.
HEAR what the voice from heaven de-
"they reign with him on high." £ Th Imi why lament departed friends,
or shake at death's alarms? Death's but the servant Jesus sends to call us to his arms.
3 If sin be pardon'd,we're secure, death hath no sting beside;
The law gave sin its strength and power; but Christ, our ransom, died!
4 The graves of all his saints he bless'd, when in the grave he lay;
And, rising thence, their hopes he raised to everlasting day!
5 Then joyfully, while life we have,
tt Where is thy victory, O grave?
CAnrt'* Commission to preach the Gospel.
St. Matt. chap. x.
GO forth, ye Herald?, in my name, sweetly the Gospel trumpet sound; The glorious Jubilee proclaim, where'er the human race is found
2 The joyful news to all impart,
and teach them where salvation lies', With care bind up the broken heart, and wipe the tears from weeping eyes.
3 Be wise as serpents, where you go, but harmless as the peaceful dove,
And letyour heaven-taught conduct show that ye're commission*d from above.
4 Freely from me ye have received, freely, in love, to others give;
Thus shall your doctrines he believed,
and, by your labours, sinners live.
The same Commission, from St. Mark xvi.
15, Ar.and/romSt.Matl.xxviii. 18,$& "flO preach my Gospel," salth the
"bid the whole earth my grace receive* '' Explain to them my sacred Word,
•' bid them believe, obey, and live.
2 "I'll make my great commission
known, a and ye shall prove my Gospel true, "By all the works that I have done, "and all the wonders ye shall do.
3 "Go heal the sick, go raise the dead, u go cast out devils in ray name;
"Nor let my Prophets be afraid, tt though Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme.
4 "While thus ye follow my commands, "I'm with you till the world shall end »
"All power is trusted in my hands; "I can destroy, and can defend."
5 He s)m ke.a nd light shone round his head;
on a bright cloud to heaven he rode; They to the farthest nations spread the grace of their ascended God.
SET FORTH IN GENERAL CONVENTION, 1808.
The Coming and Office of Christ. Luke
iv. 18, 19.
HARK! the glad sound, the saviour the Saviour promised long! [comes, Let every heart prepare a throne, and every voice a song.
2 On him .the Spirit, largely pour'd, exerts his sacred tire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love, his holy breast inspire.
3 He comes, the prisoners to release, in Satan's bondage held,
The gates of brass before him burst, the iron fetters yield.
4 He comes, from thickest films of vice to clear the mental ray;
And on the eyes opprest with night, to pour celestial day.
5 He comes,the broken heart to bind, the bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of his grace, to enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace, thy welcome shall proclaim,
And heaven's eternal arches ring with thy beloved name.
HOW heauteous are their fret who stand on Zion's hill; Who briny salvation on their tongues, and words of peace reveal!
2 How charming is their voice' bow sweet their tidings are!
~Zion, hehold thy Saviour-King, ~lie reigns and triumphs here."'
3 How happy are our ears that hear this joyful sound,
Which kings and prophets waited for, and sought, hut never found!
4 How blessed are our eyes that see this heavenly light!
rrophets ainl kings desired it long, but died without the sight.
5 The watchmen join theirvoipe, and tuneful notes employ;
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, and deserts learn the joy.
6 The Lord makes bare'his arm
let every nation now behold
HE dies! the Friend of sinners dies!
2 Come, saints, and drop a tear or two For him who groan'd beneath your load; He shed a thousand drops for you,
A thousand drops of richer blood!
3 Here's love and grief heyond degree! The Lord of glory dies for men!
But lo! what sudden joys we see!
4 The rising God forsakes the tomb:
5 Break offyour tears,ye iaints,and tell
6 Say, " Live for ever, glorious King, "Born to redeem, instruct, and save!" Then as!;—" O death, where is thy sting '• And where thy victory, 0 grave!"
Christ's Asctniion. l'salmxxiv. 7.
OUR Lord Is risen from the dead,
Receive the King of Glory in.
4 " Who is the King of Glory, who?"
5 Lo! his triumphant chariot waits,
"Lift up your heads^ ye heavenly gates I w Ye everlasting doors, give way I1*
6 u Who is the King of Glory, who?" The Lord of boundless power possost, The King of saints and angels too, God over all, for ever blest! •
HYMN 32. *
OTHOU that hear'st when sinner*
2 Create my nature pure within,
3 I cannot live without thy light;
4 Though I have grieved thy Spirit, Lord, Thy help and comfort still afford;
And let a wretch come near thy throne, To plead the merits of thy Son.
5 A broken heart, my God, my King,
The God of grace will ne'er despise
6 My soul lies humbled in the d«st.
7 Then will I teach t /orld thy wars
8 0 may thy love inspire my tongue, Salvation shall he all my song:
And all my powers shaif join to bless
The Lord, my strengtnand rightcoutne*
,ler. iii. 22. Hog. *iv. 4,
HOW oft,alas! thisvuvt.-I^a bean has wnnder'd from the Lord! How oft my roving thougUu depart,
forgetful of his word! 2 Vet sovtMti^u mercy calls. 't Return;*
dear Lord, and may 1 come ■ My vile ingratitude I mourn; V)take the ^odercr honje.
3 And canst thou, wilt thou yet forgive, and bill my crimes remove?
And shall a pardon'd rehel live to speak thy wondrous love?
4 Almighty grace, thy healing power, how glorious, how divine!
That can to life and bliss restore
so vile a heart as mine. .
5 Thy pardoning love, so free, so sweet.
dear Saviour, I adore; © keep me at thy sacred feet, and let me rove no more. HYMN 34. PENITENTIAL. ThePoolofBethesda. John v. 2—4.
HOW long, thou faithful God, shall I
2 Sinners on every side step In,
3 Tboucovenant-angel,swiftcomedown, To-day thine own appointments crown; Thy power into the means infuse,
And give them now their sacred use.
4 Thou seest me lying at the pool,
1 would, thou know'st I would be whole; O letthe troubled waters move,
And minister thv healing love.
OTHAT my load of sin were gone!
2 Rest for my soul I long to find;
Give me thy meek and lowly mind, and stamp thine image on my heart
3 Break off the yoke of inbred sin, and fully set my spirit free;
I cannot rest, till pure within, till I am wholly lost in thee.
4 Fain would I learn of thee, my God; thy light and easy burden prove,
The cross, all stain'd with hallow' d blood,
the labour of thy dying love. 51 would; but thou must give the power;
my heart from every sin release; Bring near, bring near the joyful hour,
ana fill me with thy perfect peace. 6 Come, Lord, the drooping sinner cheer,
nor let thy chariot-wheels delay; Appear in my poor heart, appear;
iny God, my Saviour, come away!
HOW helpless guilty nature lies,
to happiness and God. 2 The will perverse, the passions blind, . in paths of ruin stray
Reason debased can never find the safe, the narrow way.
3 Can aught heneath a power divine the stubborn will subdue?
Tis thine, Almighty Saviour, thine to form the heart anew.
4 Tis thine the passions to recall, and upwards bid them rise;
And make the scales of error fall from reason's darken' d eyes.
5 To chase the shades of death away, and bid the sinner live I
A beam of heaven, a vital ray, 'tis thine alone to give.
6 0 change these wretched hearts of ours, and give them life divine!
Then shall our passions and our powers,
ALAS, what hourly dangers rise!
2 How oft my mournful thoughts comand melt in flowing tears! [plain,
My weak resistance, ah, how vain! how strong my foes and fear?!
3 0 gracious God, in whom I live, my feeble efforts aid;
Help me to watch, and pray, and strive, though trembling and afraid.
4 Increase my faith, increase my hope, when foes and fears pit! vail;
And hear my fainting spirit up, or soon my strength will fail.
5 Whene'er temptations fright my heart, or lure my feet aside,
My God, thy powerful aid impart, my guardian and my guide.
6 0 heep me in thy heavenly way,
And let me never, never stray
COME. Lord, and warm each languid
2 Sorrow, and pain, and every care, and discord there shall cease;
And perfect joy, and love sincere, adorn the realms of peace.
3 The soul from sin for ever free, shall mourn its power no more;
But, clothed in spotless purity, redeeming love adore. -*
4 There, on a throne (how dazzling the exalted Saviour shines; [bright !j
And heams ineffable delight on all the heavenly minds.
5 There shall the followers of the Lamh' joiu iauojnornUsiuigsi
And endless honour's to his name
Till in thy blissful courts above.
COME, we that love the Lord,
2 The sorrows of the mind
Religion never was design'd
3 Let those refuse to sing that never knew our God,
But favourites of the heavenly King may speak their joys abroad.
4 The God that rules on high, and thunders when he please,
That rides upon the stormy sky, and manages the seas:
5 This awful God is ours, our Father and our love;
Hesball send down his heavenly powers to carry us above.
6 There shall we see his face, and never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his grace, drink endless pleasures in.
7 Yes, and hefore we rise to that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
should constant joys create. 3 The men of grace have found
glory begun below; Celestial fruits,on earthly ground,
from faith and hope may grow.
9 The hill of Sion yields
a thousand sacred sweets, Before we reach the heavenly fields, or walk the golden streets.
10 Then let our songs abound, and every tear be dry j
We're marching through ImmanueVs ground, to fairer worlds on high. HYMN 40. Time and Eternity. 2 Cor. iv. 18.
HOW long shall earth's alluring toys detain our heart and eyes, Regardless of immortal joys, and strangers to the skies!
2 These transient scenes will soon decay, they fade upon the sight)
And quickly will their brightest day be lost in endless night.
3 Their brightest day, alas, how vain! with conscious sighs we own;
While clouds of sorrow, care, and pain, o'ershade the smiling noon.
4 O could our thoughts and wishes fly above these gloomy shade,
To those bright worlds beyond the sky, which sorrow ne'er invades!
5 There joys unseen by mortal eyes, or reason's feeble ray,
In ever-blooming prospects rise, unconscious ot decay.
6 Lord, send a beam of light divine, to guide our upward aim!
With one reviving touch of thine our languid hearts inflame.
7 Then shall, on faith's sublimest wing, our ardent wishes rise
To those bright scenes, where pleasures immortal in the skies. [spring
WHEN I can read my title clear
2 Should earth against my soul engage, and fiery darts be burl'd,
Then 1 can smile at Satan's rage, and face a frowning world.
3 Let cares like a wild deluge come, let storms of sorrow fall;
So I but safely reach my home, my God, my heaven, my all:
4 There I shall bathe my weary soul in seas of heavenly rest,
And not a wave of trouble roll
across my peaceful breast.
Life the Day of Grate and Bope. Eccl
ix. 4—6, 10.
LIFE is the time to serve the Lord,
2 Life is the hour that God hath given,
3 The living know that they must die; But all the dead forgotten lie;
Their memory and their sense is>gone,
4 Their hatred and their love is lost,
5 Then what my thoughts design to do, My hands, with all your might pursue; Since nr, device or work is found.
Nor faith, nor hope, heneath the ground.
6 There are no acts of pardon past
The Goodness of God. Nahum t 7.
YE humble souls, approach your t' •' with songs of sacred praise*