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2 Bid our conflicting passions cease,
And terror from each conscience flee;
Unknown to all who know not thee.
Our hopes to brightest glory raise ;
And tune our hearts to endless praise. 221
Medfield. Oakland. 1 WHY should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days ?-
Some tokens of thy grace.
And seal them heirs of heaven?
And show my sins forgiven?
In my Redeemer's blood;
That I am born of God.
The pledge of joys to come;
Will safe convey me home. 222
Mansfield. Medfield. Aff 1 ETERNAL Spirit!-God of truth !
Our contrite hearts inspire:
And feed the pure desire.
With guilt and fear oppressed:
And give the weary rest.
May worship only thee.
That we are sons of God;
L. M. Sunderland. Uxbridge. P 1 THIE Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife : Why should we vex and grieve his love,
Who seals our souls to heavenly life!
Through all our lives let mercy run;
Through grace abounding in the Son. 224
Hingham. Bowen. Aff 1 SPIRIT of peace! immortal Dove !
Here 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.
Death, though in all his terrors dressed ;
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 the promised land.
Hingham. Danvers. 226
Prayer for the Return of the Spirit. 1 0 LORD, and shall our fainting souls, Thy Spirit, grieved, and long withdrawn,
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
Danvers. Rotterdam 1 LORD, in the temples of thy grace
Thy saints behold thy smiling face;
With power and majesty divine.
Our graces droop-our comforts die;
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 inakes his own destruction sure.
Create my heart entirely new;
Which false apostates never knew. 229
Graston. Rochester. 1 STRAIT is the way-the door is strait,
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. Haverhill. 230 The Way of Sin not the Way to Heaven. I CAN sinners hope for 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 !
Ralston. Hingham 231
Dunger of rejecting Christ. pll I HARK! from the cross a voice of peace
Bids Sinai's awful thunder cease
Sinner! that voice of love obey,
Frorn Christ, the true, the living way. 2 How else his presence wilt thou bear, When he in judgment shall appear
And all the earth like Sinai burn?
Bids Sinai's awful thunder cease-
L. M. Ralston. Uxbridge 232
One Thing needful.
That life which God's compassion spares?
The one thing needful is forgot?
Shall Jesus urge his dying love ?
And all these pleas unite in vain ?
Those objects which you now pursue:
When death's decisive hour is near.
Fix deep conviction on each heart :
88, 78 & 4.
The Sinner invited and threatened.
Hear, 0 sinner!-
O'er the path you dare to tread;
Turn, O sinner!