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3 Farewell this flesh, these ears, these eyes,
10 Is this the heav’nly friend, who hung
The sight of God in Ileavett. 13 CREATOR GOD, eternal light, Fountain of good, tremendous pow'r. Ocean of wonders, blissful sight, Beauty and love unknown before ! 14 Thy grace, thy nature all unknown, In yon dark region whence I came, Where languid glimpses from thy throne, And feeble whispers taught thy name. 15 I'm in a world where all is new; Myself, my God; ( blest amaze! Not my best hopes or wishes knew, To form a shadow of this grace. 16 Fix'd on my God, my heart, adore, My restless thoughts, forbear to rove; Ye meaner passions, stir no more, But all my pow'rs be joy and lore.
HYMN 174. C. M.
ELIGION is the chief concern
It's sov’reign virtue know !
Or aught the world bestows; Nor reputation, food, or health,
Can give us such repose. 3 Religion should our thoughts engage,
Amidst our youthful bloom ; 'Twill fit us for declining age,
And for the awful tomb.
Be my Redeemer's throne;
His government to own.
Be join'd with godly fear ;
HYMN 175. C. M.
In trouble and in joy,
My heart and tongue employ. 2 Of his deliv'rance I will boast,
Till all who are distrest, From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.
3 The hosts of God encamp
around The dwellings of the just ; Protection he affords to all,
Who make his name their trust. 4 Oh, make but trial of his love,
Experience will decide,
Who in his rust confide.
Have nothing else to fear :
He'll make your wants his care.
HYMN 176. L. M.
Trust and confidence ; or Looking beyond present
appearances. flab. iii. 17, 18.
HYMN 177. L. M.
From trust in thee to dark despair? Who has survey'd the sacred roll, And found my name not written there? 2 Presumptuous thought; to fix the bound! To limit mercy's sov’reign reign ! What other happy souls have found, Oh, may I seek, nor seek in vain ! 3 I own my guilt, my sins confess ; Can men or devils make them more ? Of crimes already pumberless, Vain the attempt to swell the score. 4. Were the black list before my sight, While I remember thou hast dy d, 'Twill only urge my speedier fight, To seek salvation ay thy side 5 Low at thy feet I'll cast me down, To thee reveal: my guilt and fear; And--if thou spori me froin thy throne, I'll be the first whio perish'd there.
HYMN 178. Eights and Sixes.
John vi. 20.
From first to last, alas, l've been !
And bid my fears depart.
Ungratefully delay'd ;