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Sunderland. Uxbridge. P THE Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife :
Who seals our souls to heavenly life!
Through all our lives let mercy run;
Through grace abounding in the Son. 224
L. M. Hingham, Bowen. Aff SPIRIT of peace! immortal Dove!
Ilere let thy gentle influence reign:
And all the graces of thy train.
Nor corn, nor oil, nor richest wine,
Or yield me pleasures so divine.
L. M. Windham. Hingham. 225
The Spirit entreated not to depart.
Though I have done thee such despite ;
Nor take thine everlasting flight.
Of all who e'er thy grace received ;
Ten thousand times thy goodness grieved ; 3 Yet, oh! the chief of sinners spare,
In honor of my great High Priest;
I shall not see thy people's rest.
Uphold me with thy gracious hand;
And bring me to tlie promised land.
L. M. Hingham. Danver 226 Prayer for the Return of the Spirit.
O LORD, and shall our fainting souls,
Thy just displeasure ever mourn;
Will he no more to us return?
Nor let us mourn and sigh in vain;
With all the graces of thy train.
Once more be with thy presence blest :
Be this thine everlasting rest. 227
L. M. Danvers. Rotterdam,
With power and majesty divine.
2 Return, O Lord-our spirits cry-
Again to our admiring eyes ;-
Thy courts below, like those above,
WARNINGS AND INVITATIONS OF THE
The broad and narrow Ways.
And thousands walk together there;
With here and there a traveller.
Is the Redeemer's great command ;
If she would gain this heavenly land.
3 The fearful soul, that tires and faints,
And walks the ways of God no more,
And makes his own destruction sure.
Create my heart entirely new;
Which false apostates never knew. 229
C. M. Grafton. Rochester.
That leads to joys on high :
While crowds mistake and die.
The mind and will renewed,
And vain desires subdued.
Fulfil a task so hard ?
Cedron. Haverhil. 230
The Way of Sin not the Way to Heaven.
Who love this world so well?
While on the road to hell?
Conduct to Zion's hill
Who disregard his will?
With an unhallowed tongue?
Which does its neighbor wrong?
Good hopes can e'er afford!
L. M. Ralston. Hingham. 231
Danger of rejecting Christ. p" HARK! from the cross a voice of peace
Bids Sinai's awful thunder cease!
Aff Sinner! that voice of love obey,
From Christ, the true, the living way.
L. M Ralston. Uxbridge. 232
One Thing needful.
When death's decisive hour is near.
Fix deep conviction on each heart:
The Sinner invited and threatened.
Now with sweetest voice she calls ;
Hear, O sinner! -
O'er the path you dare to tread ;
Loud, and louder o'er your head ;-
8 Haste ! O sinner! to the Saviour,
Seek his mercy while you may ;
Haste, O sinner!
You must perish-if you stay. 234
88, 78 & 4. Greenville. Grecco, SINNERS, will you scorn the message,
Sent in mercy from above?
Listen to it
News from Zion's King proclaim,
How important !
your fears ;
Callous hearers of the word,
We entreat you
Who received the joyful word?
Can you slight it?-
Waiting spirits, speed your way ;
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