Imatges de pÓgina


3 He, who shuns the sinner's road,

Loving those who love their God;
Who, with hope, and faith unfeigned

Treads the path by thee ordained ;-
4 He, who trusts in Christ alone,

Not in aught himself hath done :-
He, great God, shall be thy care,
And thy choicest blessings share.



First PART. L. M. Ellenthorpe.

Humility of a good Man.
I PRESERVE me, Lord, in time of need,

For succor to thy throne I flee,
But have no merits there to plead :

My goodness cannot reach to thee.
mp 2 Oft have my heart and tongue confessed

How empty and how poor I am:
My praise can never make thee blest,

Nor add new glories to thy name.
3 Yet, Lord, thy saints on earth may reap

Some profit by the good I do;
These are the company I keep,

These are the choicest friends I know. 4 Let others choose the sons of mirth,

And give their hours to noise and wine: I love the men of heavenly birth,

Whose thoughts and language are divine.



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16 SECOND PART. L. M. St. Paul's.

Hope of the Resurrection.
1 WHEN God is nigh, my faith is strong;

His arm is my almighty prop;
Be glad, my heart-rejoice, my tongue,

My dying flesh shall rest in hope.
> 2 Though in the dust I lay my head,

Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not leave
My soul forever with the dead,

Nor lose thy children in the grave.



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3 My flesh shall thy first call obey,

Shake off the dust, and rise on high;
Then shalt thou lead the wondrous way

Up to thy throne above the sky.

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16 THIRD PART. L. M. Tallis' Ev. Hymn.

Delight in God and his people.
1 PRESERVE thy faithful servant, Lord,

Who art the refuge of the just;
To me thy sheltering aid afford,

For in thine arm alone I trust.
2 The saints, who dwell the earth around,

I view with pleasure and delight;;
But they who other gods have found,

I cast with horror from my sight.
3 I will not mingle with the throng,

Whose guilt their sorrow multiplies;
I will not name them with my tongue,

Nor join their bloody sacrifice.
4 God is my portion here below;

'Tis he, who shall my lot maintain; His bounty makes my cup o'erflow,

And frees my anxious soul from pain.
5 Thou shalt unto my longing eyes

The path of endless life display;
Where, in thy presence, joys arise,

Which neither languish nor decay.

16 FOURTH PART. C. M. Medford. 1 LET heathens to their idols haste,

And worship wood or stone;
But my delightful lot is cast

Where God is truly known.
2 His hand provides my constant food;

He fills my daily cup;
Much am I pleased with present good,

But more rejoice in hope.
mf 3 God is my portion and my joy;

His counsels are my light;
He gives me sweet advice by day,

And keeps me safe by night.

mp4 My soul would all her thoughts approve

To his all-seeing eye;
Not death, nor hell, my hope shall move,

While such a friend is nigh.
5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence lead;
Where pleasures dwell without alloy,

And joys that never fade.



Hope of the Resurrection.
1 I SET the Lord before my face,

He bears my courage up;.
My heart, my tongue, their joy express;

My flesh shall rest in hope.
mp 2 My spirit, Lord, thou wilt not leave

Where souls departed are:
Nor quit my body in the grave

To see corruption there.
mf 3 Thou wilt reveal the path of life,

And raise me to thy throne;
Thy courts immortal pleasure give;

Thy presence joys unknown.

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FIRST PART. L. M. Nermarket.
Prospect of the Righteous and Wicked contrasted.
1 LORD, I am thine--but thou wilt prove

My faith, my patience, and my love;
When men of spite against me join,

They are the sword-the hand is thine.
2 Their hope and portion lie below;

'Tis all the happiness they know;
'Tis all they seekthey take their shares,

And leave the rest among their heirs.
3 What sinners value, I resign;
Aff Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine;

I shall behold thy blissful face,
And stand complete in righteousness.

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p 4 This life's a dream-an empty show;

But that bright world to which I go,
Hath joys substantial and sincere;-

When shall I wake, and find me there?
5 O glorious hour!-O blest abode!

I shall be near, and like my God;
And flesh and sin no more control

The sacred pleasures of my soul.
6 My flesh shall slumber in the ground,

Til the last trumpet's joyful sound:
Then burst the chains, with glad surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise.



17 SECOND Part. S. M. Dover. 1 ARISE, my gracious God,

And make the wicked flee;
They are but thy chastizing rod

To drive thy saints to thee.
2 Behold the sinner dies-

His haughty words are vain
Here, in this life, his pleasure lies,

And all beyond is pain.
3 Then let his pride advance,

And boast of all his store;
The Lord is my inheritance-

My soul can wish no more.
4 I shall behold the face

Of my forgiving God;
And stand complete in righteousness,

Washed in my Saviour's blood.





Strength and Protection from Jehovah.
1 WITH my whole heart, I'll love thy name,

Jehovah! thee my strength I claim;
My rock, my fortress, where I fly;
My great deliverer, always nigh.

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mp 2 My God! thy names of grace impart

The strength that cheers my fainting heart:
In thee I trust-nor danger dread,

Thine arm the buckler o'er my head.
3 What can thy horn of power control,

Which wrought salvation for my soul?
Thou art the tower of my defence;

Nor earth, nor hell, shall pluck me thence. 4 Thou, gracious Lord, hast heard my cries;

Beyond our praise thy glories rise;
And still shall prayer my lips employ,
Till thou shalt every foe destroy.


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Uxbridge. mf 1 THEE will I love, O Lord, my strength,

My rock, my tower, my high defence;
Thy mighty arm shall be my trust,

For I have found salvation thence.
2 Death, and the terrors of the grave,

Stood round me with their dismal shade;
While floods of high temptation rose,

And made my sinking soul afraid.
P 3 In my distress, I called my God,

When I could scarce believe him mine;
He bowed his ear to my complaint,

And proved his saving grace divine.
mf 4 My song for ever shall record

That terrible, that joyful hour;
And give the glory to the Lord,

Due to his mercy and his power.



18 THIRD PART. L. M. Alfreton.
111 LORD, thou hast seen my soul sincere,

Hast made thy truth and love appear;
Before mine eyes I set thy laws,

And thou hast owned my righteous cause. 2 What sore temptations broke my rest !

What wars and strugglings in my breast !
But through thy grace, that reigns within,
I guard against my darling sin.-

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