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Medway. Bath. 411
Cold Affections lamented.
Demands my love, my joy, my care;
How cold, my best affections are!
Divides my Saviour from my sight;
Of sacred freedom-sweet delight.
My captive powers from sin and death,
And fill my heart and life with praise, Len And tune my last, expiring breath.
Patmos. Ferry, 412
Backsliding and Returning.
My God, my chief delight?
With thee, no more by night?
The savor of thy grace,
The relish all my days.
The flattering world employs
And to pollute my joys.
In chase of false delight!
Nor ever lose thy sight. 413
C. M. Grafton. Medfield,
Which of itself complains;
The evil it contains.
In quest of what they love!
3 Oh cleanse me in my Saviour's blood,
Transform me by thy power,
Little Marlboro'. 414
Departure from Christ lamented.
Didst for my sins atone,
Do not a child disown!
I am, and still would be ;
L. M. Hingham. Medway. 415
Returning and choosing God.
To me nor earth nor hell can part,
Ah, what shall fix this faithless heart?
If thou indeed hast set me free?
If thou hast died to ransom me?
And guard the gifts thyself hast given: mf My portion thou, my treasure art,
My life, my happiness and heaven. 4 Would aught with thee my wishes sbare,
Though dear as life the idol be,
That idol from my breast I'll tear, mf Resolved to seek my all from thee.
5 Whate'er I fondly counted mine,
To thee, my Lord, I here restore: mf With joy Í all for thee resign ;
Give me thyself-I ask no more. 416
8. M. St. Thomas. Penton ville. MY soul, review the time
In whích my God I sought;
And aid divine he brought.
2 Through all my fainting heart
His secret vigor spread;
And raised my drooping head. fli 3 Now will I raise my voice,
In loud and cheerful song;
Who to his courts belong.
Which leads to his abode;
Along the joyful road.
I shall be ever blest;
I'll follow where my Father calls, Len And seek his heavenly rest. 417
8s & 4. Islington. South Street.
Still cease to shine.
Thou God of love.
With holy zeal proclaim thy praise ;
With hearts sincere.
Remove the blood-polluted stain: mf Then shall my heart adoring trace, < My Saviour God, the boundless grace,
That flows from thee. 418
C. M. St. Martin's. Stamford.
With sweet and quickening grace,
And speed me in my race.
2 Awake, my love, my faith, my hope,
My fortitude, and joy :
My happy thoughts employ.
I would forever own;
Each traitor, from the throne.
To heaven my passions raise ;
Devoted to thy praise.
INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL.
S. M. Southfield. Clapton. 419
Safety of the Church. . HOW honored is the place,
Where we adoring stand,
And beauty of the land !
The city where we dwell;.
Defy the assaults of hell.
The doors wide open fling-
The statutes of your King.
4 Here taste unmingled joys, >
And live in perfect peace;
And ventured on his grace.
And banish all your fears :
Eternal as his years. 420
L. M. Mendon, Marletta. mbi IIAPPY the church, thou sacred place,
The seat of thy Creator's grace;
2 Thy walls are strength and at thy gates
Like rising waves with angry roar, > That break and die upon the shore. f1l 4 Then let our souls in Zion dwell,
Nor fear the wrath of earth and hell;
C. M. 421
To Abraham and his seed !
Supplying all their need."
From age to age endure;
And seals the blessings sure.
To our great father given;
And calls them heirs of heaven.
His love endures the same;
Blots out our children's name. 422
8. M. Pentonville. Mornington, LORD, what our ears have heard,
Our eyes delighted trace;
To Zion's chosen race.
And mark them out for thine:
For goodness so divine.