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But mock'd the threats of truth divine,
And scorn'd the place where angels shine. 13 My angry heart refus'd the blood,
Of a descending, suff’ring God;
HYMN 204. C. M.
King. Esther iv. 16.
A thousand thoughts revolve,
And make this last resolve.
Hath like a mountain rose ;
Whatever may oppose.
3 « Prostrate I'll lie before his throne;
And there my guilt contess,
Without his sov’reign grace.
Whose sceptre pardon gives, Perhaps he may command my touch,
And then the suppliant lives. 5 “Perhaps he will admit my plea,
Perhaps will hear my pray’r ; But if I perish I will pray, - And perish only there. 6 “I can but perish if I go,
I am resov'd to try ; For if I stay away, i know I must for ever die.”
HYMN 205. Eights and Sixes.
The Returning Penitent. VVHEN with my mind devoutly press'd,
Dear Saviour, my revolving breast
In heav'nly league agree :
I e'er should turn to thee? 3 These eyes, that once abus'd the light, Now lift to thee their wat’ry sight,
And weep a silent food;
These hands are rais'd in ceaseless pray'r, -
In pure redeeming blood.
Around the sinful board ;
And long to hear thy word.
That drossy thing refine;
HYMN 206. Elevens.
because of the way. Numb, xxi. 4.
fest The way thro' this world to the Canaan of rest ? The traveller ever his Lord would obey, Yet oft is discourag'd because of the way. 2 Though Satan, the world, and corruptions
combine, And try to prevent the poor Pilgrim's design ; They cannot destroy, though they often betray, And make him discourag'd because of the way. 3 When good he would do, imperfections
abound, >His graces are weak, and temptations surround;
For many turn back, and would lead him astray, Which makes him discourag'd because of the
4 Yet why should the Christian, of Canaan des
pair, Perplex'd or alarm’d with dishonoring fear? Let him but his map and his leader obey, Nor more be discourage'd because of the way. 5 In Christ inexhaustible treasures are storid, And Jesus will suitable blessings afford; Then why should the Pilgrim be fill'd with dis.
may ? Or why be discourag'd because of the way! 6 Unquenchable love and omnipotent pow'r, Will land bin ere long on the heavenly shore; There pleasures eternal will amply repay, For all the discouragements found in the way.
IIYMN 207. Elevens.
2 Pet. i. 4. CTO firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, 11 Is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, Who unto the Saviour for refuge have fled? 2 In ev'ry condition, in sickness, in health, In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth ; At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, * As thy days may demand, shall thy strength
ever be. 3 "Fcar not, I am with thee, Oh, be not dismay’d, For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid ; I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee
to stand, Opheld by my righteous omnipotent hand. 4 ~ When thro' the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless, Ard sanctify to thee, thy deepest distress:
9 « When thro' fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply; The fames shall not hurt thee, I only design Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 6 “ Ev'n down to old age, all my people shall
prove My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love ; And then when grey hairs shall their temples
adorn, Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne. 7 « The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repose, I will not, I will not desert to his foes ; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to
shake, I'll never-no never-no never forsake."
HYMN 208. C. M.
The Request. TATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss,
T Thy sov'reign will denies, Accepted at thy throne of grace,
Let this petition rise :
From ev'ry murmur free ;
And make me live to thee.
My life and death attend;
HYMN 209. C. M.
LAS, what hourly dangers rise ! A What snares beset my vay!