« AnteriorContinua »
Search, prove my heart-it pants for thee;
Oh burst these bonds, and set it free!
Be thou my light-be thou my way;
While thou, my Saviour, God, art near.
When sinks my heart in waves of wo,
To raise my head-and cheer my heart.
And lead me to thy holy hill,
Where all is calm-and all is peace. 574
Medfield. Spencer. 1 LORD, through the dubious path of life
Thy feeble servant guide!
My footsteps shall not slide.
Of wisdom make their boasts ;
From thee, the Lord of hosts.
I would myself resign;
And form my will to thine.
Be doubly sweet to me;
A refuge, Lord, in thee. 575
Old Hundred. Danvers. 1 THOU, Lord,through every changing scene,
Hast to the saints a refuge been;
Their pleasing home-their safe abode.
And were with thy protection blest;
We come to fill our fathers' place.
Ere we are numbered with the dead,
When friends desert-and foes invade,
Be thou our all-sufficient aid !
And we must dwell on earth no more,
And find an everlasting Friend.
Them may their fathers' God receive;
Succeeding liymns of humble praise. 576
Thine ever-wakeful eye
Thy hand alone supply,
Thy fear our footsteps guide;
That fear all fears beside.
Since oft, with stubborn will,
And grasp the specious ill;-
Let mercy still supply:
The ill we ask-deny.
Thy people still are blest,
Conduct us to our rest.
Our wandering footsteps guide;
And raiment fit provide.
Till all our wanderings cease,
Our souls arrive in peace.
Our humble prayers implore;
And thou, the Lord, shalt be our God,
And portion evermore.
Christmas Judea 578
Scripture Characters and Examples.
By ancient worthies trod;
Who lived and walked with God.
And in example live;
Still fresh instruction give.
They conquered every foe;
Their crowns of life they owe.
I ever keep in view
And ne?er forsake the blessed road,
Christmas. Judea. 1 GIVE me the wings of faith, to rise
Within the vail, and see
How bright their glories be!
And wet their couch with tears;
With sins, and doubts, and fears.
They, with united breath,
Their triumph to his death.
(His zeal inspired their breast ;)
Possess the promised rest.
For his own pattern given,
Show the same path to heaven.
L. M. 580
Youth admonished of the Judgment.
Indulge your eyes-indulge your tongue;
His book records your secret faults;
Must all appear before the sun.
From thiese alluring vanities;
Awake their souls to fear the Lord. 581
Uxbridge. Medway. 1 NOW, in the heat of youthful blood,
Remember your Creator, God:
When you shall say—My joys are gone.' 2 Behold, the aged sinner goes,
Oppressed with guilt and heavy woes,
With endless curses on his head.
The soul, in agony of pain,
But hears her doom-and sinks to hell.
Teach me to know how frail I am:
C. M. Nottingham. Dundee 582 Youth admonished to remember their Creator. 1 CHILDREN, to your Creator, God,
Your early honors pay;
Would tempt your thoughts astray.
Before the mournful day,
3 The memory of his mighty name
Demands your first regard;
Till you have loved the Lord. 583
Stephens. Dundee. 1 WHILE in the tender years of youth,
In nature's smiling bloom,
Its summons to the tomb;=
For him thy powers employ;
Thy portion, and thy joy.
Through life's uncertain sea,
Hudson. Dovos. 584
The Young asking for divine Guidance.
Thy goodness we have shared;
By sovereign mercy spared.
O Lord, our hearts incline
Command thy light to shine.
May we that word receive;
In that blest name believe !
The broad, destructive road,
To glory, and to God.
Medway. Danvers. 585
Prayer for Youth.
Young children in thine arms to take,
And save them for thy mercy's sake.