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The Gospel bears our spirits up,
While we expect that blessed hope,
The bright appearance of the Lord,
And Faith relies upon his word.

HYMN 189. c. M. Be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long." 1 THRICE happy souls, who, born from heaven,

While yet they sojourn here, Humbly begin their days with God,

And spend them in his fear.
2 Midst hourly cares may love present

Its incense to thy throne;
And while the world our hands employe,

Our hearts be thine alone. 3 As sanctified to noblest ends,

Be each refreslıment sought;
And by each various providence

Some wise instruction brought. 4 When to laborious duties call’d,

Or by teniptation tried,
We'll seek the shelter of thy wings,

And in thy strength confide. 5 As different scenes of life arise,

Our grateful hearts would be
With thee amidst the social band,

In solitude with thee.
6 In solid, pure delights, like these,

Lot all our days be past;
Nor shall we then impatient wish,

Nor shall we fear the last.

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HYMN 190. L. M.

The beatitudes.
i BLEST are the humble souls that see

Their emptiness and poverty ;
Treasures of grace to them are given,
And crowns of joy laid up

in heaven. 2 Blest are the men of broken heart,

Who mourn for sin with inward smart;
The blood of Christ divinely flows,

A healing balm for all their woes.
3 Blect are the souls that thirst for grace,

Hunger and long for righteousness !
They shall be well supplied, and fed

With living streams and living bread.
4 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean,

From the defiling power of sin;
With endless pleasure they shall see

A God of spotless purity. 5

are the sufferers who partake
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake;
Their souls shall triumph in the Lord,
Glory and joy are their reward.

HYMN 191. L.M. “Let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of

1 AND is the gospel peace and love ?

Such let our conversation be;
The serpent blended with the dove,

Wisdom and meek simplicity.
2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts and tongues to strife,
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the christian life.


O how benevolent and kind !
How mild ! how ready to forgive !
Be his the temper of our minds,
And his the rules by which we live.
But ah! how blind, how weak we are !
How frail ! how apt to turn aside!
Lord, we depend upon thy care,
And ask thy Spirit for our guide.

HYMN 192. c. m.

The grace of Christian love.
HOW sweet, how heavenly is the sight,

When those that love the Lord
In one another's

peace delight,
And so fulfil his word !




When each can feel his brother's sigh,

And with him bear a part ;
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,

And joy from heart to heart.
When free from envy, scorn, and pride,

Our wishes all above,
Each can his brother's failings hide,

And show a brother's love.
When love, in one delightful stream,

Through every bosom flows ;
When union sweet, and kind esteem

In every action glows.
Love is the golden chain that binds

The happy souls above;
And he's an heir of heaven that finds

His bosom glow with love,

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HYMN 193. 7s.

Prayer for humility.
LORD, if thou thy grace impart,
Poor in spirit, meek in heart,
I shall, as my Master, be
Clothed with humility.
Simple, teachable, and mild,
Chang'd into a little child,
Pleas'd with all the Lord provides,
Wean'd from all the world besides.
Father, fix my soul on thee;
Every evil let me flee;
Nothing want, beneath, above,
Happy in thy precious love.
() that all may seek and find
Every good in Christ combin'd!
Him let Israel still adore,
Trust him, praise him evermore.

HYMN 194. C. M.

Christian fortitude.
ARE we the soldiers of the cross,

The followers of the Lamb ?
And shall we fear to own his cause,

Or blush to speak his name?
Now we must fight, if we would reign;

Increase our courage, Lord;
We'll bear the toil, endure the pain,

Supported by thy word.
Thy saints in all this glorious war

Shall conquer, though they're slain;
They see the triumph from afar,

And shall with Jesus reign.

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When that illustrious day shall rise,

And all thine armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be thine.

HYMN 195. L. M.

Not ashamed of Christ. 1 JESUS! and shall it ever be,

A mortal man asham’d of thee? .
Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glories shine through endless days ! 2 Asham'd of Jesus ! sooner far

Let evening blush to own a star;
He sheds the beams of light divine

O'er this benighted soul of mine.
3 Asham'd of Jesus! that best friend,

On whom my hopes of heaven depend ;
No; when I blush, be this my shame,

That I no more revere his name. 4 Asham'd of Jesus !


I may,
When I've no guilt to wash away,
No tears to wipe, no joys to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save. 5 Till then, nor is the boasting vain,

Till then I boast a Saviour slain :
And 0, may this my portion be,
That Christ is not asham'd of me!

HYMN 196. 8.8.6.

Follow me.” 1 LORD, make me faithful to thy call,

In heart still truly give up all,

Myself to thee resign:
When dangers threaten me around,
Invincible may I be found,

Never thy will decline.

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