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« Never to deal with others worse
« Than we would have them deal with us." 9 This golden lesson, short and plain,
Gives not the mind or mem'ry pain :
This universal rule of love.
Where all our tenderest wishes rest:
Where love to self resides and reigns. 4 Is reason ever at a loss?
Call in self-love to judge the cause :
How we should treat our neighbour too. 5 How blest would every nation prove,
Thus rul'd by egnity and love!
393. C. M. Dr. Watts. Breathing after Holiness. Psalm cxix. 5, &c. 1 10 TTo Apep his statutes still?
THAT the Lord would guide my ways, O that my God would grant me grace
To know and do his will !
Thy law upon my heart;
Nor act the liar's part.
Let no corrupt desigą
Within this soul of mine.
And make my heart sincere,
But keep my conscience clear.
"Tis a delightful road:
Offend against my God.
394. L. M. Dr. Doddridge.
Desire after Holiness.
Thy precepts all divinely wise!
To fix them still before our eyes,
And all our souls with heav'nly zeal;
We may thy sacred law fulfil.
May our examples brightly shine;
Reflected, beam from each of thine. 4 These lineaments, divinely fair,
Our heav'nly Father shall proclaim;
395. C. M. Dr. Doddridge. Desire of being quickened by the Word of Godo
Psalm cxix. 25. · WITH pity, Lord, thy servant view, Nor while I raise my plaintive voice,
Disdain the broken cry.
And view thy lovely face;
From thine ador'd embrace. 3 Thy quick’ning energy diffuse
O'er all my inmost frame;
396. S. M. Dr. Watts.
Psalm xxv. 1-11. 1 LIFT my soul to God, Let not my foes that seek my blood
Still triumph in my shame, ! Sin and the pow'rs of hell
Persuade me to despair;
'Mhidi permit my tongue
s From the first dawning light,
'Till the dark evening rise, For thy salvation, Lord, I wait
With ever-longing eyes. 4 Remember all thy grace,
And lead me in thy truth; . Forgive the sins of riper days,
And follies of my yonth. 5 The Lord is jnst and kind;
The meek shall learn his ways, And every humble sinner find
The methods of his grace. 6 For his own goodness sake
He saves my soul from shame
397. S. M. Dr. Watts.
Seeking God. Psalm Ixiii. 1
This joy, to call thee mine; And let my early cries prevail
To taste thy love divine. . My thirsty fainting, soul
Thy mercy doth implore:
Can pant for water more. 3 For life without thy love
No relish can afford;
To serve and please the Lord. 4 To thee I'll lift my hands,
And praise thee while I live;
Such food or pleasure give. 5 The sbadow of thy wings
My soul in safety keeps
398. C. M. Dr. Watts.
Awake, my sluggish sou!!
Yet nothing's half su dull
2 The little ants for one poor grain
Labour, and tug, and strive;
How negligent we live!
And stars their courses move;
Come flying from above. 4 We, for whom God the Son came down,
And labour'd for our good,
He purchas'd with his blood ! 5 Lord,
shall we lie so sluggish still, And never act our parts ? Come, holy dove, from th' heav'nly hill,
And sit and warm anr hearts.
Upward our souls shall rise:
We'll fly and take the prize.
FORTITUDE AND ZEAL.
399. L. M. Dr. Doddridge. Fortitude and Resignation. Acts xx. 24. 1
For this rich gospel of thy grace; And, that our hearts may love it more,
Teach them to feel its vital pow'r.
And keep the crown of life in view;
The labour of ten thousand days. 3 Should bonds, or death, obstruct our way,
Unmoy'd, their terrors we'll survey;
Our souls to their supreme delight!
400. C. M. Dr. Watts.
Courage and Honour.
I believe what Jesus saith, Lord, make me bold
to own my faith,
Arm me with heav'nly zeal !
And works of praise fulfil.
And spread my name abroad,
My Saviour, and my God.
Their lips proclaim thy grace; They cast their hononrs at thy feet, And own their borrow'd rays.
401. C. M. Dr. Watts. Prudence and Zeal. Psalm xxxix. 1, 2, Se iMHUS I resolv'd before the Lord : TH
« Now will I watch my tongue, “ Lest I let slip, one sinful word,
Or do my neighbour wrong.'
With men of lives profane,
Nor let my talk be vain.
The pious thoughts I feel,
To mock my holy zeal.
I'll not be overaw'd,
402. L. M.
I would be spent and spend for thee: Thou art my wisdom and my might;
O glorify thy name in me.
Shall, by thy grace, break forth and shine ;