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3 New time, new favours, and new joys, X. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
Do a new song require;
Till we shall praise thee as we would,
Accept our hearts' desire.
THE day is past and gone ;
The ev'ning shades appear;
So death shall soon disrobe us all
3 Lord, keep us safe this night
Psalm cxli. 2.
OFTLY now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away; Free from care, from labour free, Lord, I would commune with thee! 2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye Nought escapes, without, within, Pardon each infirmity,
Open fault, and secret sin.
3 Soon, for me, the light of day
4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known
INSPIRER and hearer of prayer,
I, sleeping or waking, resign.
(C. M.) Renouncing the World.
LET worldly minds the world pursue
It has no charms for me.
2 Those follies now no longer please,
Far from my heart be joys like these
3 As by the light of op'ning day
4 Creatures no more divide my choice,
His name, and love, and gracious voice
5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
Yet worthless still, myself I own,
Not ashamed of Christ.
JESUS! and shall it ever be
A mortal man asham'd of thee!
2 Asham'd of Jesus! sooner far
4 Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend
HYMN 176. (S. M.)
Till I can all things do;
21 want a sober mind,
HYMN 178. (L. M.) A self-renouncing will,
Following the Example of Christ. That tramples down and costs behind : The baits of pleasing ill :
WHENEER the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues A soul inur’d to pain,
to strife, To hardship, grief, and loss ;
To Jesus let us lift our eyes, Ready to take up and sustain
Bright pattern of the Christian life. The consecrated cross.
20 how benevolent and kind! 3 I want a godly fear,
How mild, how ready to forgive! A quick, discerning eye,
Be this the temper of our mind, That looks to thee when sin is near,
And these the rules by which we live And sees the tempter fly; A spirit still prepar’d,
3 To do his heavenly Father's will And arm'd with jealous care,
Was his employment and delight;
Shone through his life dfinely bright. 4 I want a heart to pray,
4 Dispensing good where'er he came, To pray and never cease,
The labours of his life were love; Never to murmur at thy stay,
Then, if we bear the Saviour's name Or wish my sufferings less ;
By his example let us move. This blessing, above all,
5 But, ah! how blind, how weak we Always to pray I want,
How frail, how apt to turn aside! [are Out of the deep on thee to call, Lord, we depend upon thy care ; And neyer, never faint.
We ask thy Spirit for our guide. 5 I want a true regard,
16 Thy fair example may we trace, A single, steady aim,
To teach us what we ought to be ; Unmov'd by threatning or reward, - Make us, by thy transforming grace,
To thee and thy great name; O Saviour, daily more like thee
HYMN 179. (S. M )
Duties. And glorify thy grace.
CHARGE to keep I have, 6 I rest upon thy word,
A God to glorify; The promise is for me ;
A never dying soul to save, My succour and saivation, Lord,
And fit it for the sky : Shall surely come from thee;
12 From youth to hoary age, But let me still abide,
My calling to fulfil: Nor from my hope remove,
O may it all my pow’rs engage Till thou my patient spirit guide
To do my Master's will.
3 Arm me with jealous care,
A strict account to give :
4 help me to watch and pray, I am weak, but thou art mighty;
And on thyself rely ; Hold me with thy pow'rful hand.
Assur'd if I iny trust betray,
I shall for ever die. 2 Open now the crystal fountains Whence the living waters flow;
(C. M.) Let the fiery, cloudy pillar,
" Forgetting those things which are beLead ane all my journey through. hind,”' &c. Phil. iii. 13, 14. 3 Feed me with the heavenly manna
A In this barren wilderness ;
And press with vigour on, (nerve Be my sword, and shield, and banner; A heavenly race demands thy zeal, Be the Lord my rightcousness.
And an immortal crown. 4 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 2 A cloud of witnesses around, Bid Ir.y anxious fears subside;
Hold thee in full survey ; Death of death, and hell's destruction, Forget the steps already trod,
Land ine safe on Canaan's side. And onward urge thy way.
3 'Tis God's all-animating voice
THE Lord will happiness divine
On contrite hearts bestow; Then tell me, gracious God, is inine A contrite heart, or no?
2 I hear, but seem to hear in vain, Insensible as steel;
If aught is felt, 'tis only pain
To find I cannot feel.
3 My best desires are faint and few,
4 I see thy saints with comfort fill'd,
And find no comfort there.
5 O make this heart rejoice or ache;
(C. M.) Desires after renewed Holiness.
OH for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame!
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!
2 Where is the blessedness I knew,
3 What peaceful hours I then enjoy'd;
4 Return, O holy Dove, return,
I hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast.
TIS my happiness below,
Not to live without the cross; But the Saviour's power to know, Sanctifying ev'ry loss.
2 Trials must and will befall;
3 Did I meet no trials here,
4 Trials make the promise sweet;
Walking with God.
INCE I've known a Saviour's name And sin's strong fetters broke, Careful without care I am,
5 The dearest idol I have known,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,
C So shall my walk be close with God;
Calm and serene my frame;
2 Thy love the pow'r of thought bestow'd
3 In each event of life, how clear
Each blessing to my soul more dear,
4 In ev'ry joy that crowns my days,
My heart shall find delight in praise,
5 When gladness wings my favour'd
Thy love my thoughts shall fill; Resign'd, when storms of sorrow low'r, My soul shall meet thy will.
6 My lifted eye, without a tear,
The gath'ring storm shall see;
Nor feel my easy yoke:
All the work I do below
2 To the desert or the cell,
Let others blindly fly,
in this evil world I dwell,
14 Who, who would live alway, away Nor fear its enmity;
from his God; Here I find an house of prayer, Away froin you heaven, that blissful To which I inwardly retire ;
abode, Walking unconcern'd in care, Where the rivers of pleasure flow o’or And unconsum'd in fire.
the bright plains, 30 that all the world might know
And the noontide of glory eternally Of living, Lord, to thee,
reigns : Find their heaven begun below, 5 Where the saints of all ages in har. And here thy goodness see;
mony meet, Walk in all the works prepar'd Their Saviour and brethren, transported By thee to exercise their grace,
to greet; Till they gain their full reward, While the anthems of rapture unceasAnd see thee face to face.
of the soul !
(C. M.) His heart revives, if o'er the plains
Job xiv. 1, 2.5, 6. He sees his home, though distant still.
FEW are thy days, and full of wo, 2 So, when the Christian pilgrim views O man, of woman born!
By faith his mansion in the skies, Thy doom is written, “ Dust thou art, The sight his fainting strength renews, " To dust thou shalt return."
And wings his speed to reach the prize. 2 Behold the emblem of thy state 3 The hope of heaven his spirit cheers; In flow'rs that bloom and die,
No more he grieves for sorrows past; Or in the shadow's fleeting forrá Nor any future conflict fears,
That mocks the gazer's eye. So he may safe arrive at last.
3 Determin'd are the days that fly 4 O Lord, on thee our hopes we stay, Successive o'er thy head;
To lead us on to thine abode; The number'd hour is on the wing Assurd thy love will far o'erpay That iays thee with the dead. The hardest labours of the road.
4 Great God! afflict not, in thy wrath, HYMN 187.
(IV. 4.) The short allotted span, " I would not live alway.” Job vii. 16. That bounds the few and weary days [ WOULDnot live alway: I ask not
Of pilgrimage to man. to stay
HYMN 189. (C. M.) Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way;
HARK! from the tombs a mournful The few lurid 'ınornings that dawn on « Ye living men, come view the ground
Mine ears attend the cry; (sound; us here, Are enough for life's woes, full enough
“Where you must shortiy lie. for its cheer.
2“ Princes, this clay must be your bed, 2 I would not live alway, thus fetter'd
“In spite of all your tow'rs; by sin ;
"The tall, the wise, the rev'rend head
"Must lie as low as ours." Temptation without, and corruption within :
3 Great God! is this our certain doom: E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled And are we still secure? with fears,
Still walking downward to the tomb, And the cup of thanksgiving with peni- And yet prepare no more? tent tears.
4 Grant us the power of quick’ning grace 3 I would not live alway; no-welcome To raise our souls to thee, the tomb,
That we may view thy glorious face Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not To all eternity. its gloom;
HYMN 190. There, sweet be my rest, till he bid me
(S. M.) arise
Job xiv. 11--1.. To hail him in triunupar descending the TE mighty dowd that rolls .
Its torrents to the main,
Can ne'er recall its waters lost
Froin that abyss again:
2 So days, and years, and time,
3 And man, when in the grave,
VITAL spark of heavenly flame!
Quit, O quit this mortal frame!
2 Hark! they whisper! angels say,
With sounds seraphic ring!
Who knows thine only Son has died
AND will the Judge descend?
And must the dead arise?
2 And from his righteous lips
Shall this dread sentence sound;
3 "Depart from me, accurs'd,
When earth and heaven before his face
5 But, ere the trumpet shakes
Hark, from the gospel's cheering sound,
6 Ye sinners, seek his grace,
Whose wrath ye cannot bear;
7 So shall that curse remove,
By which the Saviour bled;
HYMN 194. (II.7.)
The trumpet sounds; the graves restore
2 The dead in Christ shall first arise,
O how shall I appear!
2 If yet, while pardon may be found,
4 But thou hast told the troubled mind,
5 Then never shall my soul despair
At the last trumpet's sounding, Caught up to meet him in the skies,
With joy their Lord surrounding
On those prepar'd to meet him.
4 Great God, what do I see and hear!