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Soldiers, all begin to sing,
HYMN 276. P. M.
must steer! How perplexed is the path he must tread! The hope of his happiness rises from fear,
And his life he receives from the dead. 2 His fairest pretensions must wholly be waved,
And his best resolutions be crossed; Nor can he expect to be perfectly saved,
Till he find himself utterly lost. 3 When all this is done, and his heart is assured
Of the total remission of sins;
HYMN 277. P. M. 1
Whatever distress may betide;
To him, who will surely provide:
Occasion'd a famine of bread,
By ravens was constantly fed. 2 More likely to rob than to feed,
Were ravens, who live upon prey ;
His goodness will find out a way;
Who know not how faith can prevail;
Than one of God's promises fail. 3 How safe, and how happy are they
Who on the good Shepherd rely;
Their wants he will surely supply:
All creacures obey his command;
BEADahle Saviour on the cross,
Then let me rejoice in his name,
HYMN 278. C. M. 1
A spectacle of wo!
The blood incessant flow.
And trembling lips were spread; 'TMI light forsook his closing eyes,
And life his drooping head.
These sacred accents o'er,
And suffered pain no more.
For sins, but not his own;
And Satan's power o'erthrown.
His blood, his pain and toils,
And crowned him with their spoils. 6 'Tis finished-legal worship ends,
And Gospel ages run;
HYMN 279. C. M.
With all-engaging charms;
And folds tliem in his arms!
". Nor scom their humble name:
The Lord of angels came." 3 We bring them, Lord, with thankful hands,
And yield them up to thee:
Thine let our offspring be.
4 Kindly receive this tender branch,
And form (his) soul for God: Baptize (him) with thy spirit, Lord,
And wash (him) in thy blood.
Let thy salvation come;
In one eternal home.
Thy guardian care we trust:
HYMN 280. L. M.
Mercy. 1 WEET were the sounds that reach'd our ears
'Twas mercy that dispelld our fears,
And bade our souls in hope rejoice. 2 All other sounds discordant seein,
Compar'd with mercy's heav'nly song; So sweet and joyful is the theme,
It bears our willing souls along. 3 O may we never cease to hear
The voice that gives our conscience rest, That dissipates our guilty fear,
And tells us we are truly blest! 4 May mercy still reinove our fear,
And bind our souls with cords of love!
HYMN 281. P. M.
Sink in anguish and in care;
Hope shall paini her rainbow there.
From religion's blessed ray,
Charm the clouds of grief away
3. Wherefore should we sigh and languish, Since our cares so soon shall cease ? And the heart that sows in anguish, Shall hereafter reap in peace.
A This is not a scene of pleasure,
3 IIoly pilgrim what for thee
In a world like this remains 3
From thy guarded breast shall flee
Fear—the hope of heaven shall flee,
Doubt—in full belief shall die,
When the lightning breaks from high,
God is coming-God is nigh! 2 Then we hear his chariot wheels,
As the mighty thunder rolls; Nature startles, nature reels,
From the centre to the poles: Then the ocean, earth, and sky,
Tremble as he passes by! 3 Darkness, wild with horror, forms
His mysterious hiding place; Should he from his ark of storms
Rend the veil and show his face, At the judgment of his eye
All the universe would die. 4 God of vengeance! from above,
While thine awful bolts are hurl'd, O remember thou art love!
Spare, O spare a guilty world! Stay thy flaming wrath awhile, Let the bow of promise smile!
HYMN 284. C. M.
Sickness. 1 TUS sweet to rest in lively hope,
i That, when my change shall come, Angels will hover round my bed,
And waft my spirit home.
Behold him and adore;
And grieve ane sin no more. 3 Soon, too, my slumb'ring dust shall hear
The trumpet's quick’ning sound; And, by my Saviour's power rebuilt,
At his right hand be found. 4 If such the views which grace unfolds,
Weak as it is below,
In Jesus' presence know!
For ever with me stay,
My spirit flies away!