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C. M.

Search, prove my heart-it pants for thee;

Oh burst these bonds, and set it free!
2 If in this darksome wild. I stray,

Be thou my light-be thou my way;
No foes, nor danger will I fear,

While thou, my Saviour, God, art near.
3 When rising floods my soul o'erflow,

When sinks my heart in waves of wo,
Jesus, thy timely aid impart,

To raise my head-and cheer my heart.
4 Oh let thy hand support me still,

And lead me to thy holy hill,
Where toil, and grief, and pain shall cease,

Where all is calm-and all is peace. 574

Medfield. Spencer. 1 LORD, through the dubious path of life

Thy feeble servant guide!
Supported by thy powerful arm,

My footsteps shall not slide.
2 Let others, swelled with empty pride,

Of wisdom make their boasts ;
My wisdom and my strength must come

From thee, the Lord of hosts.
3 To thee, O my unerring Guide!

I would myself resign;
In all my ways acknowledge thee,

And form my will to thine.
4 Thus shall each blessing of thy hand

Be doubly sweet to me;
In all my griefs I still shall have

A refuge, Lord, in thee. 575

Old Hundred. Danvers. 1 THOU, Lord,through every changing scene,

Hast to the saints a refuge been;
Through every age, eternal God!

Their pleasing home-their safe abode.
2 In thee our fathers sought their rest,

And were with thy protection blest;
Behold their sons, a feeble race !

We come to fill our fathers' place.
3 Through all the thorny paths we tread,

Ere we are numbered with the dead,

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Litchfield, Dundee.

When friends desert-and foes invade,

Be thou our all-sufficient aid !
4 And when this pilgrimage is o'er,

And we must dwell on earth no more,
To thee, great God! may we ascend,

And find an everlasting Friend.
5 To thee our infant race we'll leave;

Them may their fathers' God receive;
That voices, yet unformed, may raise

Succeeding liymns of humble praise. 576

C. M.
1 AUTHOR of good-to thee we turn:

Thine ever-wakeful eye
Alone can all our wants discern

Thy hand alone supply,
2 Oh let thy love within us dwell,

Thy fear our footsteps guide;
That love shall vainer loves expel,

That fear all fears beside.
3 And oh, by error's force subdued,

Since oft, with stubborn will,
We blindly shun the latent good,

And grasp the specious ill;-
4 Not what we wish-but what we want,

Let mercy still supply:
The good we ask not, Father, grant-

The ill we ask-deny.
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1 GOD of our fathers! by whose hand

Thy people still are blest,
Be with us through our pilgrimage,

Conduct us to our rest.
2 Through each perplexing path of life

Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide.
3 Oh spread thy sheltering wings around,

Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father's loved abode

Our souls arrive in peace.
4 Such blessings from thy gracious hand

Our humble prayers implore;

C. M.

York. Grafton.

And thou, the Lord, shalt be our God,

And portion evermore.

C. M.

Christmas Judea 578

Scripture Characters and Examples.
1 RISE, O my soul- pursue the path

By ancient worthies trod;
Aspiring, view those holy men,

Who lived and walked with God.
2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear,

And in example live;
Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds,

Still fresh instruction give.
3 'Twas thro’the Lamb's most precious blood,

They conquered every foe;
To his almighty power and grace,

Their crowns of life they owe.
4 Lord, may

I ever keep in view
The patterns thou hast given,

And ne?er forsake the blessed road,
Len That led them safe to heaven.

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Christmas. Judea. 1 GIVE me the wings of faith, to rise

Within the vail, and see
The saints above--how great their joys!

How bright their glories be!
2 Once they were mourning here below,

And wet their couch with tears;
They wrestled hard, as we do now,

With sins, and doubts, and fears.
fli 3 I ask them whence their victory came;

They, with united breath,
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,

Their triumph to his death.
4 They marked the footsteps that he trod,

(His zeal inspired their breast ;)
And, following their incarnate God,

Possess the promised rest.
5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise

For his own pattern given,
While the long cloud of witnesses

Show the same path to heaven.

Duke Street.

L. M.

L. M. 580

Youth admonished of the Judgment.
1 YE sons of Adam, vain and young,

Indulge your eyes-indulge your tongue;
Enjoy the day of mirth

but know
There is a day of judgment too.
2 God from on high heholds your thoughts ;

His book records your secret faults;
The works of darkness you have done

Must all appear before the sun.
Af 3 Almighty God, turn off their eyes

From thiese alluring vanities;
And let the thunder of thy word

Awake their souls to fear the Lord. 581

Uxbridge. Medway. 1 NOW, in the heat of youthful blood,

Remember your Creator, God:
Behold the months come hastening on,

When you shall say—My joys are gone.' 2 Behold, the aged sinner goes,

Oppressed with guilt and heavy woes,
Down to the regions of the dead,

With endless curses on his head.
3 The dust returns to dust again;

The soul, in agony of pain,
Ascends to God-not there to dwell,

But hears her doom-and sinks to hell.
Af 4 Eternal King! I fear thy name ;

Teach me to know how frail I am:
And when my soul must hence remove,
Give me a mansion in thy love.

C. M. Nottingham. Dundee 582 Youth admonished to remember their Creator. 1 CHILDREN, to your Creator, God,

Your early honors pay;
While vanity and youthful blood

Would tempt your thoughts astray.
2 Be wise--and make his favor sure,

Before the mournful day,
When youth and mirth are known no more,
And life and strength decay.

C. M.

3 The memory of his mighty name

Demands your first regard;
Nor dare indulge a meaner flame,

Till you have loved the Lord. 583

Stephens. Dundee. 1 WHILE in the tender years of youth,

In nature's smiling bloom,
Ere age arrive, and trembling wait

Its summons to the tomb;=
2 Remember thy Creator, God;

For him thy powers employ;
Make him thy fear, thy love, thy hope,

Thy portion, and thy joy.
3 He shall defend and guide thy course

Through life's uncertain sea,
Till thou art landed on the shore
Of blest eternity.
S. M.

Hudson. Dovos. 584

The Young asking for divine Guidance.
1 FROM earliest dawn of life,

Thy goodness we have shared;
And still we live to sing thy praise,

By sovereign mercy spared.
2 To learn and do thy will,

O Lord, our hearts incline
And o'er the paths of future life

Command thy light to shine.
3 While taught thy word of truth,

May we that word receive;
And when we hear of Jesus' name,

In that blest name believe !
4 Oh let us never tread

The broad, destructive road,
But trace those holy paths which lead

To glory, and to God.

L. M.

Medway. Danvers. 585

Prayer for Youth.
1 GREAT Saviour! who didst condescend

Young children in thine arms to take,
Still prove thyself the children's friend,

And save them for thy mercy's sake.

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