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2. Assist us, Lord, to act, to be,
What all thy sacred laws decree;
Which from thy breathing spirit came. 3. No slaves to profit, shame, or fear,
O may our steadfast bosoms bear
Above the mean disguise of art! 4. May our expanded souls disclaim
The narrow ew, the selfish aim;
Whate'er is friendly to our race.
No more we wish, no more we want.
HYMN 280. L. M.
Are but vain homage, Lord ! to thee, In vain our lips thy praise prolong,
The heart a stranger to the song.
The breaches of thy precepts heal?
Thy justice, and obtain thy smile?
Sincere, and to thy will resign'd,
Than Sheba's groves, or Sharon's fields. 4. Love God and man:--this great command
Doth on eternal pillars stand.
HYMN 281. L. M. 1. HADI the tongues of Greeks and Jews,
And nobler speech than angels use;
2. Were I inspir'd to preach and tell All that is done in heav'n and hell, Or could my faith the world remove,
Still I am nothing without love. 3. Should I distribute all my store,
To feed the bowels of the poor;
To gain a martyr's glorious name: 4. If love to God, and love to men
Be absent, all my hopes are vain;
HYMN 282. c. M..
way My heart makes haste t’ obey thy word,
And suffers no delay. 2. I choose the path of heav'nly truth,
And glory in my choice ; Not all the riches of the earth
Could make me so rejoice. 3. The testimonies of thy grace
I set before mine eyes;
And there my comfort lies.
I think upon my ways;
And trust thy pard’ning grace. 5. Now I am thine, for ever thine :
O save thy servant, Lord !
My hope is in thy word.
Thy statutes to fulfil ;
HYMN 283. C. M.-
Throw up the reins to ev'ry lust,
And glory in their shame :
Detest their impious ways,
An heav'nly temple raise.
Depend from day to day;
Adore, and praise, and pray.
And let the flame arise,
"Till it ascends the skies.
The grace your Lord shall give,
HYMN 284. C. M.
Whose ways are right and clean ;
But fly from cv'ry sin.
And practise thy commands;
And serve thce with their hands.
How firm their souls abide !
Their steady feet aside.
And keep my face from shame,
HYMN 285. L. Mi
Treasures of grace to them are giv'n,
And crowns of joy laid up in heav'n. 2. Bless'd are the men of broken heart,
Who mourn for sin with inward smart; For them divine compassion flows,
A healing balm for all their woes.
From rage and passion, noise and war:
And plead their cause against the great.
Hunger and long for righteousness:
With living streams and living bread. 5. Bless'd are the men, whose hearts still more
And melt with sympathy and love;
Like sympathy and love again. 6. Bless'd are the pure, whose hearts are clean
From the defiling pow'r of sin:
A God of spotless purity.
Who quench the coals of growing strife:
The sons of God, the God of peace.
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake :
HYMN 286 L. M.
Free of thy holy city, Lord ?
The precious privileges there?
Am I thy servant and thy child ?"
3. Shall I receive this grace in vain ?
Shall I my great vocation stain?
Away each sensual, wanton thought ! 4. My soul, I charge thee to excel
In thinking right and acting well.
Unbiass'd in the sacred páge. 5. Strong, and more strong, thy passions rule,
Advancing still in virtue's school;
HYMN 287. L. M.
H wretched souls, who strive in vain,
Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin ! A nobler toil may I sustain,
A nobler satisfaction win. 2. I would resolve with all my heart,
With all my pow'rs to serve the Lord; Nor from his precepts e’er depart,
Whose service is a rich reward. 3. O be his service all my joy!
Around let iny example shine ;
And join in labours so divine. 4. Be this the purpose of my soul,
My solemn, my determin'd choice,
And in his kind commands rejoice. · 5. O may I never faint nor tire,
Nor wander from thy sacred ways.
HYMN 288. L. M.
gone. Awake, and run the heav'nly race,
And put a cheerful courage on.