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37.

Holy Resolutions. (C.M.)

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1 ND does the kind Redeemer stoop,

In such reviving strains,
Diseased sinners to invite,

And heal their heart-felt pains ?

2 Will he on no account cast out

The penitent, that flies
To his kind arins, for life and grace,

And all salvation's joys?

3 From age to age have coming souls

A hearty welcome found,-
Pleasures beyond whate'er they knew

In sin's enchanted round?

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4 Can they his truth and grace attest,

With their expiring breath,-
And find his word their trust in life,

Their cordial too in death?

5 Be gone, my unbelieving fears,

Nor more, my soul, delay;
Jesus, I come, and at thy feet

Fain would thy call obey.

6 Frown not away a soul that wants

Thy grace to trust and try,
Determin’d, if I perish, Lord,

Low at thy feet to die.

38. For a Blessing on the Word. (P. M.)

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N what has now been sown,

Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;
The power is thine alone,

To make it spring and grow:
Do thou the gracious harvest raise,
And thou alone shalt have the praise.

39. After Sermon. (P. M.)
I NOW

TOW may He who from the dead

Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, Jesus Christ, our King and Head,

All our souls in safety keep!
2 May he teach us to fulfil,

What is pleasing in his sight;
Perfect us in all his will,

And preserve us day and night!
3 To that dear Redeemer's praise,

Who the cov'nant seal'd with blood, ,
Let our hearts and voices raise

Loud thanksgivings to our God,

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40.

The same. (P.M.)
1
HASTEN, sinner, to be wise,

Stay not for the morrow's sun :
The longer, wisdom you despise,

Harder is she to be won.

2 Hasten, mercy to implore;

Stay not for the morrow's sun: Lest thy season should be o'er,

Ere this evening's stage be run. 3 Hasten, sinner, to return,

Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest thy lamp should fail to burn,

Ere salvation's work is done. 4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest;

Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest perdition thee arrest,

Ere the morrow is begun.

LORD'S DAY. 41. For a Lord's Day Morning. (S. M.) 1 BEHOLD the lofty sky

Declares its Maker God,
And all his starry works on bigh

Proclaim his pow'r abroad, 2 The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same; While night to day, and day to night,

Divinely teach his name. 3

In ev'ry diff'rent land

Their gen’ral voice is known ; They shew the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne. 4 Ye British lands, rejoice;

Here he reveals his word:
We are not left to Nature's voice,

To bid us know the Lord.

5 His statutes and commands

Are set before our eyes :
He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies.
6 His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit;
His promises for ever sure,

And his rewards are great.
7 While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim,
Accept the praise, my God, my King,

In my Redeemer's name.

42. For a Lord's Day Morning (S. M.)
1 EHOLD the morning sun

Begins his glorious way;
His beams thro' all the nations run,

And life and light convey.
2 But where the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light,
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight.
3 How perfect is thy word!

And all thy judgments just!
For ever sure thy promise, Lord, --

And men securely trust.
4 My gracious God, how plain

Are thy directions giv'n!
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I never read in vain,
But find the path to heav'n.

43. The Morning of a Lord's Day. (C.M.)
1 EARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face:
My thirsty spirit faints away,

Without thy cheering grace.
2 So

pilgrims on the scorching sand,

Beneath a burning sky,
Long for a cooling stream at hand,

And they must drink or die.
3 I've seen thy glory and thy pow'r,

Thro' all thy temple shine;
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour,

That vision so divine !
4 Not all the blessings of a feast

Can please my soul so well,
As when thy richer grace I taste,

And in thy presence dwell.
5 Not life itself, with all her joys,

Can my best passions move,
Or raise so high my cheerful voice,

As thy forgiving love.
6 Thus, till my last expiring day,

I'll bless my God and King ;
Thus will I lift my hands to pray,

And tune my lips to sing.
44.
For the Lord's Day. (L. M.)

my To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ; To shew thy love by morning light, And talk of all thy truth at night.

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