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Salvation to th' almighty Name,

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HYMN 247, L. M. 247

The Road to Life, and to Death. mp 1 BROAD is the road that leads to death,

And thousands walk together there; But wisdom shows a narrow path,

With here and there a traveler.
2 “Deny thyself and take thy cross,"

Is the Redeemer's great command:
Nature must count her gold but dross,

If she would gain this heavenly land. 3 The fearful soul that tires and faints,

And walks the ways of God no more, Is but esteemed almost a saint,

And makes his own destruction sure. af 4 Lord ! let not all my hopes be vain;

Create my heart entirely new,
Which hypocrites could ne'er attain,

Which false apostates never knew.

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HYMN 248, S. M.

Uncertainty of Life.
1 TOMORROW, Lord! is thino,--

Lodged in thy sovereign hand;
And, if its sun arise and shine,

It shines by thy command. тр 2 The present moment flies,

And bears our life away ;
Oh! make thy servants truly wise,

That they may live to-day.
P 3 Since, on this fleeting hour,

Eternity is hung,
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The aged and the young.
4 One thing demands our care;-

Be that one thing pursued;
Lest, slighted once, the season fair

Should never be renewed. mf 5 To Jesus may we fly,

Swift as the morning light,

Lest life's young golden beams should die,

In sudden, endless night.

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CONVICTION.

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HYMN 249, S. M. 249

The Sinner arrested. af 1 M former hopes are fled,

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My guilty soul, alas! is “ dead

In trespasses and sins."
2 Ah! whither shall I fly?-

Where seek for mercy's door?
The law proclaims destruction nigh,

And justice armed with power.
8 When I review my ways,

I dread th’ impending doom;

While yet some friendly whisper says, P

“Flee from the wrath to come !" af 4 Oh! that I now might see

Some glimmering from afar,

Some beam of hope to dawn on me, p> And save me from despair. 250

HYMN 250, 78 and 6s.

The Sinner disquieted. ajo 1 WHY

sinks my soul desponding,
Why fill my eyes with tears,
While nature all-surrounding

The smile of beauty wears ?
Why, burdened now with sorrow,

Is every lab’ring thought ?
Each vision that I borrow,

With gloom and sadness fraught?
2 The pleasures that deceived me

My soul no more can charm;
Of rest they oft bereaved me,

And filled me with alarm;
The objects, I have cherished,

Are empty as the wind;
My earthly joys have perished ;-

What confort shall I find ?

3 If inward, still inquiring,

I turn my searching eye,
Or upward, now aspiring,

I raise my feeble cry,
No heavenly light is beaming,

To cheer my troubled breast,
No ray of comfort gleaming,

To give ny spirit rest.
4 My soul ! from this dread anguish,

Is there no refuge nigh?
'T is guilt that makes thee languish,

And leaves thee thus to die:
Renounce thy sin and folly

Before the throne of grace;
And make the Lord, most holy,

Thy strength and righteousness.

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HYMN 251, C. M. 251

Conviction by the Law.
1 LORD show.secure my conscience was,

And felt no inward
I was alive without the law,

And thought my sins were dead.
2 My hopes of heaven were firm and bright;

But, since the precept came,

With a convincing power and light, р

I find how vile I am.
3 My guilt appeared but small before,
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Till terribly I saw-
How perfect, holy, just, and pure,

Is thine eternal law.
mp 4 Then felt my soul the heavy load,

My sins revived again:

I have provoked a dreadful God, P

And all my hopes are slain. тр 5 My God! I cry, with every breath,

For some kind power to save,

To break the yoke of sin and death, mf And thus redeem the slave.

HYMN 252, L. M. 252

The Strivings of the Spirit. mp 1

Oft whispered to thy secret soul,

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Urged thee to leave the ways of sin,

And yield thy heart to God's control? 2 Sinner! it was a heavenly voice,

It was the Spirit's gracious call;
It bade thee nake the better choice,

And haste to seek in Christ thine all.
3 Spurn not the call to life and light;

Regard, in time, the warning kind; That call thou may'st not always slight,

And yet the gate of mercy find.
4 God's Spirit will not always strive

With hardened, self-destroying man ;
Ye, who persist his love to grieve,

May never hear his voice again.
5 Sinner! perhaps, this very day,

Thy last accepted time may be :
Oh! should'st thou grieve himn now away,

Then hope may never beam on thee.

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HYMN 253, s. M. 253

Man condemned before God.
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Be just before his God?
If he contend in righteousness,

We fall beneath his rod.
2 If he our ways should mark,

With strict inquiring eyes,
Could we, for one of thousand faults,

A just excuse devise ?
3 All-seeing, powerful God!

Who can with thee contend
Or who, that tries th' unequal strife,

Shall prosper in the end? mp 4 The mountains, in thy wrath,

Their ancient seats forsake;
The trembling earth deserts her place,

Her rooted pillars shake.
P 6 Ah! how shall guilty man

Contend with such a God?
None-none can meet him, and escapo,

But through the Saviour's blood.

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254

HYMN 254, s. M.

The evil Heart.
STONISHED and distressed,

af 1 AST turn mine eyes within ;

My heart with loads of guilt oppressed,

The seat of every sin.
2 What crowds of evil thoughts,

What vile affections there!
Distrust, presumption, artful guile,

Pride, envy, slavish fear!
3 Almighty King of saints !

These hateful sins subdue;
Dispel the darkness from my mind,

And all my powers renew.
4 This done,-my cheerful voice

Shall loud hosannas raise ;
My soul shall glow with gratitude,

My lips pronounce thy praise.

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INVITING.

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HYMN 225, C. M. 225

The Saviour's Invitation.
1 HE Saviour calls ;-let every ear

Attend the heavenly sound; < Ye doubting souls! dismiss your fear,

Hope smiles reviving round.
2 For every thirsty, longing heart,

Here streams of bounty flow,
And life, and health, and bliss impart,

To banish mortal woe.
3 Ye sinners! come; 't is mercy's voice;

The gracious call obey;
Mercy invites to heavenly joys,-

And can you yet delay? mp4 Dear Saviour! draw reluctant hearts; < To thee let sinners fly,

And take the bliss thy love imparts,

And drink, and never die.

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