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217. L. M. Montgomery.
Preparation for Heaven.
But all who hope to enter there,
2 Clean hearts, O God, in us create ;
Right spirits, Lord, in us renew;
Now do thy will as angels do.
Learn every lesson of his love,
218. C. M. DoddRIDGE.
Near Approach of Salvation.
1 AWAKE, ye saints, and raise your eyes,
And raise your voices high;
That shows salvation nigh.
2 On all the wings of time it flies;
Each moment brings it near ;
Welcome, each closing year!
Not many mornings rise,
4 Ye wheels of nature, speed your course;
Ye mortal powers, decay;
Ye bring eternal day.
219. C. M. Watts.
To mansions in the skies,
And wipe my weeping eyes. 2 Let cares, like a wild deluge, come,
And storms of sorrow fall ;
My God, my heaven, my all, –
In seas of heavenly rest,
Across my peaceful breast.
220. C. P. M. C. Wesley.
Contemplation of Judgment.
Eternal things impress;
And wake to righteousness. 2 Be this my one great business here, With serious industry and fear,
Eternal bliss t insure,
And to the end endure.
3 Then, Father, then my soul receive, Transported from this vale to live
And reign with thee above, Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, And hope in full, supreme delight,
And everlasting love.
221. S. M. MontgomeRY.
The Issues of Life and Death. 1 O, WHERE shall rest be found,
Rest for the weary soul ? 'Twere vain the ocean depths to sound,
Or pierce to either pole. 2 The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh; 'Tis not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die. 3 Beyond this vale of tears,
There is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years;
And all that life is love.
Outlasts the fleeting breath;
Around the “second death”! 5 Lord God of truth and grace,
Teach us that death to shun,
And utterly undone.
Alone are found in thee
222. L. M. WESLEY's Col.
And all that now in bodies live
Their righteous sentence to receive.
OCCASIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS.
223. P. M. H. WARE, JR.
Prayer at Morning and Evening.
And Earth in her Maker's smiles awakes.
Send upward the incense of grateful prayer. 2 To prayer ! for the glorious sun is gone,
And the gathering darkness of night comes on.
7s M. EPISCOPAL Col.