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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;
And guilty passion boldly broke
The holy law which heav'n had spoke.
4 Th"alluring world controld my choice,
When conscience spake, I hush'd its voice,
Securely laugh'd along the road,
Which hapless millions first had trod.
5 Now the Almighty God comes near,
And makes me shake with awful fear;
His terrors all my strength exhaust,
My fear grows high, my peace is lost.
6 With keen remorse I feel my wound,
And seem to hear the dreadful sound,
“ Depart from me, thou wretch undone,
Go reap thy sin, and feel my frown."
7 Thus ends my mirthful, thoughtless life,
Fiild up with folly, guilt and strife ;
Perhaps I sink to endless pain,
Nor hear the voice of joy again.

HYMN 204. C. M.
The successful Resolve. I will go in unto the

King. Esther iv. 16.
MOME, humble sinner, in whose breast,

A thousand thoughts revolve,
Come, with your guilt and fear opprest,

And make this last resolve.
2 “ I'll go to Jesus, though my sin

Hath like a mountain rose ;
I know his courts, I'll enter in,

Whatever may oppose.

3 « Prostrate I'll lie before his throne;

And there my guilt contess,
I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone,

Without his sov’reign grace.
4. "I'll to the gracious King approach,

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
Would past offences trace ;
Trembling I make the black review,
Yet pleas'd, behold, admiring too,
The pow'r of changing grace.
2 This tongue with blasphemies defil'd,
These feet to erring paths beguild,

In heav'nly league agree :
Who would beleive such lips could praise,
Or think from dark and winding ways,

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, -
Oh, wash away the stains they wear,

In pure redeeming blood.
4. These ears, that once could entertain
The midnight oath, the festive strain,

Around the sinful board ;
Now deaf to all th’ enchanting noise,
Avoid the throng, detest their joys,

And long to hear thy word.
5 Thus art thou serv'd in ev'ry part,
Go on, bless'd Lord, to cleanse my heart,

That drossy thing refine;
That grace may nature's pow'rs control,
And a new creature, body, soul,
Be all, and wholly thine.

HYMN 206. Elevens.
And the Soul of the People was much discouraged

because of the way. Numb, xxi. 4.
TOW many and great are the foes which in-

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.
Exceeding great and precious Promises.

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 :
2 “ Give me a calm, a thankful heart,

From ev'ry murmur free ;
The blessings of thy grace impart,

And make me live to thee.
3 “ Let the sweet hope that I am thine,

My life and death attend;
Thy presence through my journey shines
And crown my journey's end."

HYMN 209. C. M.
Watchfulness and Prayer. Matt. xxvi. 41.

LAS, what hourly dangers rise ! A What snares beset my vay!

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