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3 Wide it unvails the heavenly world,
Where endless pleasures reign;
Nor bids us seek in vain.
With our Redeemer's blood;
Upon a faithful God.
Till this frail body dies;
C. P. M. 303
Trusting in Christ for Pardon.
That casts itself on thee?
And suffered once for me.
Ånd his availing blood:
And bring me near to God.
His consolations send:
Thy Maker is thy friend.'
A welcome messenger to me,
To bid me come away:
To everlasting day. 304
Alfreton. Rotterdam 1 HERE, at thy cross, my gracious Lord,
I lay my soul beneath thy love;
Nor let me from thy feet remove.
2 Should worlds conspire to drive me henre,
Unmoved and firm this heart should lie:
If I must perish, here to die.
Am I not safe beneath thy shade?
Nor Satan dare my soul invade.
And all my foes shall lose their aim;
Judea. Jordan 305
Love the chief Grace.
Where love inspires the breast :
And strengthens all the rest.
And all in vain our fear;
If love be absent there.
When faith and hope shall cease;
In realms of endless peace. .
All that is done in heaven or hell;
Still I am nothing without love.
To feed the hungry-clothe the poor ;
To gain a martyr's glorious name-
Be absent, all my hopes are vain :
C. M. Baldwin. Christmas.
The life of my delights,
And comfort of my nights !-
My dawning is begun;
And thou my rising sun.
With beams of sacred bliss,
And whispers, I am his!
At that transporting word,
To meet my dearest Lord. 308
Lisbon. St. Thomas. 1 MY God-my life-my love,
To thee-to thee I call;
For thou art all in all.
Can one delight afford,
Lord. s 3 Thou art the sea of love,
Where all my pleasures roll;
And centre of my soul. 309
Bedford. Medfield 1 MY God--my portion-and my love,
My everlasting all,
Or on this earthly ball.
If once compared to thee!
Or all my friends to me?
And called the stars my own,
Without thy graces-and thyself,
I were a wretch undone.
in all the shore:
And I desire no more. 310
Dundee. Litchfield. 1 ETERNAL Source of joys divine,
To thee my soul aspires ;
'Tis all my soul desires.
Assuré me of thy love;
And bid my fears remove.-
And triumph in my God :
Mansfield. Dundee. 311
True Happiness to be found only in God.
In search of solid rest;
To make me truly blest.
Unworthy of the mind;
Enduring bliss can find.
Here would my spirit rest:
And make me fully blest. 312
Middlebury. Denton 1 THOU only Sovereign of my heart,
My refuge, my almighty friend
On whom alone my hopes depend ?
A wretched wanderer from my Lord ? Can this dark world of sin and wo
One glimpse of happiness afford ?
3 Eternal life thy words impart;
On these my fainting spirit lives :
Than all the round of nature gives.
While thou art near, in vain they call;
My dearest Lord! outweighs them all.
Thou art my life-myjoy-my.care: Depart from thee ?-?tis death-'tis more
"Tis endless ruin-deep despair! 6 Low at thy feet my soul would lie; Here safety dwells-and peace
divine Still let me live beneath thine eye,
For life-eternal life is thine. 313
C. M. Judea. Grafton. Dedham. 1 WHAT though no flowers the fig-tree
Though vines their fruit deny, (clothe, The labor of the olive fail,
And fields no meat supply ;-
My Hock cut off I see;
Where herds were wont to be :-
And glory in his love;
Of my salvation prove.
The source of lasting joy;
St. Thomas. Eastbun. 314
The Father has bestowed
To call them sons of God!
That we should be unknown;
God's everlasting Son.