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All the wealth from pole to pole
Cannot save a precious soul. E 217 Happiness of the Christian. C.M. 1 How happy is the Christian's state !
His sins are all forgiven ;
And lifts his hopes to heaven.
He heaves the pensive sigh,
Delivering grace is nigh.
He feels the chastening rod;
To his forgiving God.
To call his soul away,
To everlasting day.
So boundless, so great, and so free,
But is it extended to me?
Shed richly on Calvary's tree;
But has it been sprinkled on me ?
By God the good Spirit made known
To all who are taught their sad case ;
But is this rich blessing my own ? 4 We hear of a Country above,
Of mansions transcendently fair;
EARLY RELIGION. 219 True Wisdom from God. C.M. 1 ENQUIRING youth, if thou wouldst know
Where wisdom may be found ;
Since earth is folly's ground. 2 'Tis a rich gem, divinely pure,
Its Author is divine ;
The pearl, and call it thine. 220 Christ Speaks to Children. C.M. 1 COME, little children, hear the Lord ;
He speaks, and speaks to you; In sending forth His holy Word
He thought of young ones too. 2 'Suffer the little children,' cries
Heaven's King, 'to come to me; For little children much I prize,
Who would my followers be. 3 Yea, of a childlike spirit all
Who fill heaven's courts must prove; Pride in the highest meets a fall;
Humility I love.'
4 Come, then, ye children, who desire
A smile from Jesu's face,
To Christ, the King of grace. 221 Necessity of Divine Teaching. L.M. 1 YE lovely tribes of smiling youth,
Attend the voice of sacred truth;
May not their care of you be lost.
But do you God the Saviour know?
But do you know the God of grace ? 3 May God His fear implant within,
Then you'll detest and fly from sin ;
Christ's lovely image formed in you.
C.M. 1 HAPPY the children who betimes
Have learned to know the Lord ;
Forbidden in His Word !
He will their souls receive ;
With Him shall ever live.
Shall wipe their tears away ;
But one eternal day.
4 May we with those in bliss, O Lord,
For ever numbered be ;
To live alone to Thee! 223
Conviction of Sin.
Himself just what God's Book reveals ;
And flees to Jesus as his all !
And sighs, then prays to be forgiven ;
Which none can pardon but his God. 3 But when he views the crimson tide
That gushes from his Saviour's side,
And feels its power, and sweetly sings. 4 How blest the state when conquering love
Draws the whole heart and thought above ! Thus may I feel its power divine,
And, Lord, the glory shall be Thine !
Who feel a sinful heart,
In Him shall have a part.
To seek His blessed face ;
He saves them by His grace.
3 It matters not how young they are,
If they to Jesus cry;
And will their needs supply. 225 The Author of Life.
C.M. 1 CHILDREN that with sincere desires
Seek after Jesu's love,
With breathings from above.
Cam'st down in open view,
To entertain Thee too. 226 Christ a Friend.
C.M. 1 Though young in years, and very poor,
Exposed to trials great,
God's mercy to entreat,
Nor spurn my humble plea ;
And guide me night and day. 3 May I in Jesu's name believe,
And on Him cast my care;
And live by faith and prayer !
My youthful feet to guide ;