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3 “ Call upon me when trouble's near;
My hand shall set thee free ; Then shall thy thankful lips declare
The honor due to me.
4 “The man that offers humble praise,
He glorifies me best,
Shall my salvation taste."
Holiness and Grace.
1 So let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
To prove the doctrine all divine.
The honors of our Savior, God,
And grace subdues the power of sin. 3 Our flesh and sense must be denied,
Passion and envy, lust and pride,
Our inward piety approve.
While we expect that blessed hope,
1 HAPPY the man, whose cautious steps
Still keep the golden mean,
Declares a conscience clean. 2 What blessings bounteous Heaven bestows,
He takes with thankful heart; With temperance he both eats and drinks,
And gives the poor a part.
Disdains to be confined ;
And prays for all mankind.
Each passion to control ; Nobly ambitious well to rule
The empire of his soul. 5 Pure is his zeal, the offspring fair
Of truth and peaceful love; The bigot's rage, can never dwell
Where rests the heavenly Dove.
J. Newton, True and false Zeal. 1 ZEAL is that pure and heavenly flame
The fire of love supplies;
2 True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear ;
And breathes revenge and war. 3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms,
He knows the worth of peace;
Its party to increase.
And be applauded here ;
When Jesus shall appear.
A God to glorify;
And fit it for the sky;
My calling to fulfil ;
To do my Master's will!
As in thy sight to live;
The strict account to give;
And on thyself rely,
I shall forsaken die.
EXETER COL. Steadfastness and Watchfulness implored. 1 GREAT God, my Father and my Friend,
On whom I cast my constant care, On whom for all things I depend,
To thee I raise my humble prayer. 2 Endue me with a holy fear;
The frailty of my heart reveal; Sin and its snares are always near;
Thee may I always nearer feel. 3 O that to thee my constant mind
May with a steady flame aspire, Pride in its earliest motions find,
And check the rise of wrong desire ! 4 O that my watchful soul may fly
The first-perceived approach of sin, Look up to thee when danger's nigh,
And feel thy fear control within ! 5 Search, gracious God, my inmost heart;
From guilt and error set me free; Thy light, and truth, and peace, impart,
And guide me safe to heaven and thee.
DODDRIDGE. Christian Watchfulness. 1 AWAKE, my drowsy soul, awake,
And view the threatening scene ;
And treachery lurks within.
2 Now to the work of God awake;
Behold thy Master near;
With vigor and with fear. 3 The awful register goes on;
The account will surely come; And opening day, or closing night,
May bear me to my doom. 4 Tremendous thought! how deep it strikes!
Yet like a dream it flies,
From these deluded eyes.
The active Christian.
1 YE servants of the Lord,
Each in his office wait,
And watchful at his gate.
And trim the golden flame;
For awful is his name.
And while we speak, he's near ;
And ready all appear.
In such a posture found !
And be with honor crowned.