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HYMN 275. L. M.
Divine Grace Implored. THE God who once to Israel spoke,
1 From Sinai's top, in fire and smoke, In gentier strains of gospel grace, . Invites us now to seek his face. 2 Hark! how from Calvary it sounds ; From the Redeemer's bleeding wounds; “ Pardon and grace 1 freely give, Poor sinner, look to me and live." 3 What other arguments can move The heart that slights a Saviour's love ! Yet till Almighty pow'r constrain, This matchless love is preach'd in vain. 4 O Saviour, let that pow'r be felt, And cause each stony heart to melt! Deeply impress upon our youth The light and force of gospel truth. 5 How will they else thy presence bear, When, as a Judge, thou shalt appear; When slighted love to wrath shall turn, And the whole earth like Sinai burn!
HYMN 276. Eights and Sixes.
The Lord's Prayer Imitated. TATHER Supreme ! all nature's God, I Display thy majesty abroad,
And in full glory shine ; To thy great name be honors paid, Throughout all worlds which thou has made ;
Let earth the chrus join. 2 Here place thy throne, and at thy feet Make all thy stubborn foes submit,
And own thy sov’reign sway;
Thine influence far and wide extend,
And cheerfully obey.
Who're wing'd with love and zeal ; We too with love and zeal would rise, To catch the ardor of the skies,
And fly to do thy will. 4 O thou, who art both wise and good, We trust thee for our daily food,
And what thou seest is best ; Our foolish wishes, Lord, deny, But kindly nature's wants supply ;
To thee we leave the rest.
And conquer them with love ;
And all our guilt remove.
And ev'ry dang'rous snare ; Or if we once should go astray, Teach us again to find the way,
And walk with better care. 7 Thy name with rev’rence we adore, For thine's the glory, thine the pow'r, .
And thine the right to reign :
Unite, and say-Amen.
HYMN 277. L. M. The Lord his People's Shepherd. Psalm xxiii. THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, 1 And feed me with a shepherd's care ; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye. 2 My noon-day steps he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend; When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountains pant. 3 To fertile vales and dewy meads, My weary, wand'ring steps he leads; Where peaceful rivers soft and slow, Amid the verdant landskips flow. 4 Though in the paths of death I tread, With gloomy horrors overspread, My stedfast heart shall fear no ill, For thou, O Lord, art with me still. 5 Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, And guide me through the dreadful shade, Though in a bare and rugged way, Through devious, lonely wilds 1 stray. 6 Thy bounty shall my pains beguile, The barren wilderness shall smile, With sudden green and herbage crown'd, And streams shall murmur all around.
- HYMN 278. L. M. On being admitted a Member of a Church. MYREAT source of Being, heav'nly King !
Whose eye my inmost thought surveys, To thee, withi grateful joy, I bring My tribute of unequal praise.
2 United to thy chosen flock,
HYMN 279. L. M.
The Convert. LUAR from thy fold, o God, my feet T Once movid in error's devious maze ; Nor found religious duties sweet, Nor sought thy face, nor lov’d thy ways. 2 With tend'rest voice thon bad'st me flee The paths which thou couldst ne'er approve ; And gently drew my soul to thee, With cords of sweet eternal love. 3 Now to thy footstool, Lord, I fly, And low in self.abasement fall; A vile, a helpless worm I lie, And thou, my God, art all in all.' 4 Dearer, far dearer to my heart, Than all the joys that earth can give;
From fame, from wealth, from friends I'd part,
HYMN 280. C. M.
Leave not a moment's rest.
O’er all thy face, are hid;
And all my comforts Hed.
There thine shall surely be?
And say, 'twas made for me.
They ne'er my peace shall move; For what can weigh that spirit down,
That feels a Saviour's love?
Of his forgiving grace;
And all its cares shall cease?