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Protected by almighty power,
HYMN 322. L. M.
Birth, Death, and Immortality, 1
Naked I out of it shall go, And soon this perishable frame
With mother earth shall rest below. 2 But Olmy soul, if born again,
With glory clothed upon shall rise, A place among the saints obtain, And find its father in the skies.
HYMN 323. C. M. D.
Answers to Prayer.
Prevented my request,
An unexpected guest;
Thou didst thy grace impari,
And seal it on my heart.
On such a worm as me?
Explain the mystery
Incline thy pitying ear
HYMN 324. P. M.
The dying Parents. -
Gladly I thy promise plead,
Hastening to the happy dead.
Breathe my latest breath in prayer 2 Trusting in thy word alone,
I to thee my children leave
Call my little ones thine own,
Give them all thy blessings, give; Keep them while on Earth they breathe
Save their souls from endless death, 3 Whom I to thy grace commend,
Into thine embraces take;
Save her for my Saviour's sake;
Let my widow trust in thee. 4 Father of the fatherless,
Husband of the widow prove;
Tell me we shall meet above:
HYMN 325. P. M.
Helpless yet Happy. 10 THOU, whose wise, paternal love
Hath brought my active vigour down Thy choice I thankfully approve,
And, prostrate at thy gracious throne, I offer up my life's remains;
I choose the statę my God ordains. 2 Cast, as a broken vessel, by,
Thy will I can no longer do; Yet, while a daily death I die,
Thy power I may in weakuess show My patience may thy glory raise,
My speechless wo proclaim thy praise. 3 But, since without thy spirit's might
Thou knowest I nothing can endure,
The strength he did for me procure,
And arm with love my feeble heart. 4 O let me live, of thee possessed,
In weakness, wcariness, and pain!
The daily cross I still sustain,
For him that languished on the tree,
HYMN 326. C. M.
The gourd of Jonah. 1 UR joy is a created good;
How soon it fades away;
Before the noon of day. 2 Joy, by a violent excess,
To certain ruin tends;
In hasty sorrow ends.
A momentary shade;
And withers o'er my head.
No more for earth I pine;
Beneath the heavenly vinc.
HYMN 327. P. M.
A last Prayer.
HYMN 328. L. M.
Prayer at stated Times. 1
THUS, Lord, throughout my life would I At morning, noon, and night, draw nigh
Thy throne, to worship and adore; For mercy every moment pray,
And never from thy praises cease, But glide insensibly away
To raptures of eternal bliss.
2 Let the infernal lion roar
I still approach thy throne of grace, Daily present, as heretofore,
My sacrifice of prayer and praise ;
Found on my knees might I but be,
HYMN 329. C. M.
This only once forgive;
And suffered me to live:
Lord to my heart restore; Forgive my vain repentances, And bid me sin no more.
HYMN 330. C. M.
On recovering from Sickness. ! of
Why did I doubt my Saviour's art? Ah! why mistrust his will to save ?
What meant that faultering of my heart. ? 'Twas not the searching pain within,
That filled my coward flesh with fear; Nor consciousness of outward sin,
Nor sense of dissolution near, 3 Of hope I felt no joyful ground,
The fruit of righteousness alone; Naked of Christ my soul I found,
And started from a God unknown. 4 Corrupt my will, nor half subdued,
Could I his purer presence bear? Unchanged, unhallowed, unrenewed,
Could I before his face appear? 5 Father of mercies, bear my call!
Ere yet returns the fatal hour, Repair my loss, retrieve my fall,
And raise ine by thy quick'ning power.
W blood ?
6 My nature re-exchange for thine;
Be thou my life, my hope, my gain; Arm me in panoply divine,
And death shall shake his dart in vain. 7 When I thy promised Christ have seen,
And clasped Him in my soul's embrace,
HYMN 331. P. M.
The Christian. 1 HO is as the Christian great, Crowns he sees beneath his feet,
Soars aloft, and walks with God. 2 Who is as the Christian wise?
He has nought-for all hath givenBought the pearl of greatest price,
Nobly barter'd earth for heaven. 3 Who is as the Christian blest?
Ile hath found the long-sought stone Ile is join'd to Christ, his rest,
He and happiness are one. 4 Earth and heaven together ineet,
Gifts in him and graces join, Make the character complete,
All immortal, all divine. 5 Lol his clothing is the sun,
The bright Sun of Righteousness; He hath put salvation on
Jesus is his beauteous dress. 6 Lol he feeds on Living Bread, Drinks the fountain
from above, Leans on Jesus' breast his head,
Feasts for ever on his love. 7 Angels here his servants are,
Spread for him their golden wings To his throne of glory bear,
Seat him by ihe King of kings. 8 Who shall gain that heavenly height ?
Who his Saviour's face shall see?