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6. Thee let the fathers own,
And thee the sons adore;
HYMN 234. S. M.
Who shuns the sinner's ways;
Nor takes the scorner's place;
His study and delight,
And watches of the night.
With waters near the root;
His works are heav'nly fruit.
They no such blessings find ;
Before the driving wind.
Before that judgment-seat,
In full assembly meet ?
The way the righteous go:
HYMN 235. c. M.
That virtue's path inclose!
Alas, what toils oppose !
With doubtful step I tread,
Its snares delusive spread.
3. Oh ! how shall I, with heart prepar'd,
Those terrors learn to meet;
And to restrain my feet?
Say why, distrustful still,
O’er scenes of future ill!
Each anxious doubt exclude:
T'hy Maker wise and good. 6. He to thy ev'ry trial knows
Its just restraints to give:
And faithful to relieve. 7. Tho'griefs unnumber'd throng thee round,
Still in thy God confide;
HYMN 236. L. M. 1. AWAKE, my soul ! lift
eyes ; See where thy foes against thee rise In long array, a num'rous host;
Awake, my soul ! or thou art lost.
Must'ring his pale terrific bands ;
And willing souls are captive led. 3. See where rebellious passions rage,
And fierce desires and lusts engage;
Has thousands and ten thousands slain. 4. Thou tread'st upon enchanted ground;
Perils and snares beset thee round:
But most, the traitor in thy heart. 5. Come then, my soul ! now learn to wield
The weight of thine immortal shield ;
Put on the armour from above
Of heav'nly truth and heav'nly love. 6. The terror and the charm repel,
And pow'rs of earth, and pow'rs of hell. Thy Lord and Captain triumph'd here: Why should his faithful foll'wers fear?
HYMN 237 C. M. 1. LORD; when iniquities abound,
And growing crimes appear; We view the deluge rising round,
With sorrow and with fear. 2. Yet, when its waves most fiercely beat,
And spread destruction wide; Thy spirit can a standard raise
To stem the roaring tide.
Thy sacred cause to plead ;
That thou art God indeed.
To bow before thy hand;
To own thy just command.
In us thy pow'r display:
HYMN 238. c. M.
Our various fruit to see;
Examines ev'ry tree.
If barren still ye stand;
Which arms his awful hand. 3. Lord, we adore thy sparing love,
Thy long-expecting grace:
Else had we low in ruin fall’n,
And known no more our place.
Nor let it wait in vain :
HYMN 239. L. M. 1. RAISE, thoughtless sinner, raise thine eye ;
There shall his justice be display'd,
And there thy hope and life be weigh’d. 2. See in one scale his perfect law;
Mark with what force its precepts draw:
Thy works how light ! thy thoughts how yain! 3. Great God! exert thy pow'r to save;
Deep on the heart this truth engrave;
And make the wretched triflers wise,
Nor risk salvation by delay;
XV. REPENTANCE & CONVERSION.
HYMN 240. L. M.
Let a repenting sinner live.
May not the contrite trust in thee?
Against thy law, against thy grace;
3. Yet save a penitent, O Lord!
Whose hope, still hov'ring round thy word, Seeks for some precious promise there,
Some sure support against despair. 4. My sins are great, but don't surpass
The riches of eternal grace.
So let thy pard’ning love be found. 5. O wash my soul from ev'ry stain,
Nor let the guilt I mourn remain.
And bid my bleeding heart rejoice.
Salvation shall be all my song;
HYMN 241. L. M.
thou that hear'st when sinners cry!
Though all my crimes before thee lie, Behold them not with angry look,
But blot their mem’ry from thy book. 2. Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse to sin:
Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 3. I cannot live without thy light,
Cast out and banish'd from thy sight;
And guard me that I fall no more. 4. A broken heart, my God, my King,
Is all the sacrifice I bring :
A broken heart for sacrifice.
And owns thy dreadful sentence just:
HYMN 242. L. M. 1. OPERESS! With guilt, or grief, or care,
Great God! thy humble suppliants hear,