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HYMN 149. 8. M.
Boast not thyself of to-morrono."
TO-MORROW, Lord, is thine,

Lodgʻd in thy sovereign hand ;
And if its sun arise and shine,

It shines by thy command.
The present moment flies,

And bears our life away ;
O make thy servants truly wise,

That we may live to-day!
Since on this winged hour

Eternity is hung,
Waken by thine almighty power

The aged and the young.
One thing demands our care;

O be it still pursued !
Lest, slighted once, the season fair

Should never be renew'd.
To Jesus may we fly,

Swift as the morning light,
Lest life's young golden beans should die
In sudden, endless night.

HYMN 150. 78.
Religion the only source of happiness.
'TIS religion that can give
Sweetest pleasures while we live;
"Tis religion must supply
Solid comfort when we die.
After death its joys will be
Lasting as eternity;
Be the living God my friend,
Then my bliss shall never end.

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HYMN 151. c.m.

Necessity of renewing grace. 1 HOW helpless guilty nature lies,

Unconscious of its load!
The heart unchang'd can never rise

To happiness and God.
2 Can aught beneath a power divine

The stubborn will subdue ?
'Tis thine, Eternal Spirit, thine

To form the heart anew.
3 'Tis thine the passions to recall,

And upwards bid them rise;
And make the scales of error fall

From reason's darken'd eyes.
4 To chase the shades of death away,

And bid the sinner live;
A beam of heaven, a vital ray,

"Tis thine alone to give.
5 O change these sinful hearts of ours,

And give them life divine !
Then shall our passions and our powers,
Almighty Lord, be thine.

HYMN 152. c.m. “ How shall I put thee among the children." 1 ALAS! by nature how deprav'd!

How prone to every ill!
Our lives to Satan how enslav'd!

How obstinate our will !
2 And can such sinners be restor'd,

Such rebels reconcild ?
Can

grace itself the means afford
To make a foe a child ?

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Yes, grace

has found the wondrous means,
Which shall effectual prove
To cleanse us from our countless sins,

And teach our hearts to love. 4 Jesus for sinners undertakes,

And died that we may live;
His blood a full atonement makes,
And cries aloud, “ Forgive.”

HYMN 153. C. M. In that day there shall be a fountain opened for sin

and for uncleanness."
1 HOW sad our state by nature is !

Our sin how deep it stains !
And Satan binds our captive minds

Fast in his slavish chains.
2 But there's a voice of sovereign grace

Sounds from the sacred word,
“ Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,

And trust upon the Lord.”
3 O may we hear the almighty call,

And turn to this relief!
We would believe thy promise, Lord;

O help our unbelief!
To the blest fountain of thy blood,

Teach us, O Lord, to fly;
There may we wash our guilty souls

From crimes of deepest dye.
5 Poor, sinful, weak, and helpless worms,

On thy kind arms we fall;
Be thou our strength and righteousness,

Our Saviour, and our All.

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HYMN 154. c. M.

I am the Lord that healeth thee."
1 SWEET is the friendly voice that speaks

The words of life and peace;
Which bids the penitent rejoice,

And sin and sorrow cease.
2 'Tis Christ that heals the troubled soul,

With guilty fears opprest;
'Tis he who makes the wounded whole,

And gives the weary rest.
3 O let thy presence, Lord, impart

Peace to my anxious breast;
Conduct me in the path that leads
To everlasting rest.

HYMN 155. c. M.

Praise to the Redeemer.
1 O FOR a thousand tongues to sing

My great Redeemer's praise;
The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of his grace !
2 My gracious Master and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,
And spread through all the earth abroad,

The honours of thy name.
3 Jesus! the name that charms our fears

That bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in the sinner's ears,

'Tis life, and health, and peace.
He speaks; and listening to his voice,

New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoico;
The humble

poor

believe.

5 Look unto him, ye nations; own

Your God, ye fallen race;
Look, and be sav'd through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

HYMN 156. L. M.
Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification, and

Redemption.
1 BURIED in shadows of the night,

We lie till Christ restores the light;
Wisdom descends to heal the blind,

And chase the darkness of the inind. 2 Our guilty souls are bath'd in tears,

Till his atoning blood appears;
Then we arise from deep distress,

And sing the Lord our Righteousness.
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Our
very

frame is mix'd with sin;
His Spirit makes our nature clean ;
Such virtues from his sufferings flow,
At once to cleanse and pardon too.
Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,
Binding his slaves in heavy chains ;
He sets the prisoners free, and breaks

The iron bondage from our necks. 5 Sinners redeem'd in thee possess

Grace, wisdom, power, and righteousness ;
Thou art our All in All, and we
Give up ourselves, O Lord, to thee.

HYMN 157. c.m.

God reconciled in Christ.
1 DEAREST of all the names above,

My Saviour, and my God,
Who can resist thy heavenly love,

Or trifle with thy blood ?

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