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HYMN 285. P. M.
Of all this wondrous world we see:
Are but reflections caught from thee
And all things fair and bright are thine. 2 When day with farewell beam delays,
Among the opening clouds of even, And we can almost think we gaze
Through golden vistas into heaven, Those hues that mark the sun's decline,
So soft, so radiant, Lord, are thine. 3 When night, with wings of stormy gloom,
O'ershadows ail the earth and skies, Like some dark beauteous bird, whose plume
Is sparkling with a thousand eyes, That sacred gloom, those fires divine,
So grand, so countless, Lord, are thine. 4 When youthful spring around us breathes,
Thy spirit warins her fragrant sigh, And ev'ry flow'r the summer wreathes,
Is born beneath that kindling eye; Where'er we turn, thy glories shine, And all things fair and bright are thin3.
HYMN 286. C. M. 1 E lives, who lives to God alone,
; For other source than God is none,
Whence life can be supplied. 2 To live to God is to requite
His love as best we may;
His promises our stay.
Of giddy joys compris'd,
But rather death disguis'd.
Who only live to prove
For what poor toys they can disclaim
An endless life above ? 5 Who trample order, and the day
Which God asserts his own, Dishonour with unhallow'd play,
And worship chance alone ? 6 If scorn of God's commands, impress'd
On word and deed, imply
With life that cannot die; 7 Such want it, and that want, uncur'd
Till man resigns his breath,
Of everlasting death.
Yet so will God repay
HYMN 287. P. M.
Each morning I wake to adore,
A sea without bottom or shore:
when shall I thank him above, To Jesus eternally join'd,
Absorb'd in the depths of his love !
HYMN 288. P. M.
SEE, ye heirs of sure salvation,
At his final revelation,
All his glories,
All the Godhead in his face! . To his royal Proclamation
Manifested here, attend,
Brings the kingdom,
3 Power is all to Jesus given :
All his foes must fall before
Now assume it,
HYMN 289. P. M. 1
JESUS, God of our salvation,
Longing to believe on thee:
Now the faith divine impart;
Shine in every drooping heart. 2 Anna-like within the temple,
Simeon-like we meekly stay, Daily with thy saints assemble,
Nightly for thy coming pray: While our souls are bow'd before thee,
While we humbly sue for grace, Come, thy people's light and glory,
Show to all thy heavenly face.
HYMN 290. P. M.
From fiends and men I fly,
When passion's storm runs bigh
From all invading harms,
Its everlasting arms.
Thy promis'd help I claim,
Of thine almighty name:
Which hides my life above ;
My safety is thy love.
3 Spirit of consolation
And all-sufficient grace,
Thou shalt a standard raise
And show me on the tree
Whose blood hath ransom'd me. 4 By faith I now inherit
Both strength and righteousness,
The God whom I confess:
I have; I surely have
This dear-bought soul to save,
HYMN 291. C. M. D.
1 ELIGHT, and softest sympathy,
Where my Beloved died !
And bears me up to God;
My tears increase the flood. 2 I want to pour a sea of tears,
With blessed grief to mourn,
By my offences torn:
Have caus'd the killing smart,
The balm that breaks my heart. His precious blood both wounds and heals,
(When faith the balm applies) My peace restores, my pardon seals,
My nature sanctifies;
Which angels live above,
And turns me all to love.
HYMN 292. P. M.
Sons of men and angels say;
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply. 2 Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle's won;
Lo! he sets in blood no more.
Christ hath burst the gates of hell;
Where, O Death, is now thy sting?
Where's thy victory, O Grave? 5 Soar we now, where Christ hath led,
Following our exalted Head;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies. 6 King of glory, soul of bliss,
Everlasting life is this;
* HYMN 293. P. M. 1
BRIGHTNESS of the Eternal Glory,
God supreme for ever ble !
Heaven and earth thy power confess
Take the universal praise. 2 Froin bis heavenly throne descending,
Son of God, and Son of Man,
By his sinful creatures slain!
God his spirit doth resign