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2 God lov'd the world, and gave his Son

To drink the cup of wrath ;
And Jesus says he'll cast out none

That come to him by faith.

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EAR LORD,, accept a sinful heart

Which of itself complains,
And mourns with much& frequent smart,

The evil it contains.
2 Those fiery seeds of anger lurk,

That often hurt my frame,
And wait but for the tempter's work

To fan them to a flame. 3 Legality holds out a bribe

To purchase life froin thee,
And discontent would fain prescribe

How thou shalt deal with me.
4. While unbelief withstands thy grace,
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the mercy by, Presumption with a brow of brass

Says, Give me, or I die.
5 How eager are my thoughts to roam

In quest of what they love!
But ah! when duty calls them home,

How heavily they move?

60 cleanse me in a Saviour's blood,

Transform me by thy power, And make me thy belov'd abode,

And let me rove no more.

H Y M N

271. THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER'S UNIFORM,

I RESS uniform the foldiers wear

When duty calls abroad;
Not purchas'd at their coft or care,

But by the Prince bestow'd. 2 Christ's soldiers too, if chrift-like bred,

Have regimental dress;
'Tis linen white, and fac'd with red,

'Tis Christ's own righteousness. 3 A rich and lightly robe it is,

And to the soldier dear;
No rofe can learn to blush like this,

Nor lily look so fair.
4. 'Tis wrought by Jesu's skilful hand,

And ting'd with his own blood; It makes the cherubs gazing stand

To view this robe of God.
5 No art of man can weave this robe,

?Tis of such texture fine ;
Nor could the wealth of all the globe

By purchafe make it mine.

6 'Tis of one piece, and wove throughout;

So curious wove, that none
Can dress up in this seamless coat,

Till Jesus put it on.
This vesture never waxeth old,

No spot thereon can fall ;
It makes a soldier brisk and bold,

And dutiful withal.
8 This robe put on me, LORD, each day,

And it shall hide my shame;
Shall make me fight, and sing, and pray,

And bless my Captain's name.

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H Y M N

272
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onfirm the hope thy word allows,

Behold us waiting to be fed,
Bless the provision of thy house,

And satisfy thy poor with bread.
2 Drawn by thy invitation, LORD,

Athirst and hungry we are come:
Now from the fulness of thy word,

Feast us, and send us thankful home.

HYMN 273

LIGHT SHINING OUT OF DARKNESS.

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OD moves in a mysterious way,

His wonders to perform ;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm.

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2 Deep in unfathomable mines

Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up his bright designs,

And works his fov’reign will.
3. Ye fearful faints, fresh courage take ;

The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break

In blessings on your head.
4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace ;
Behind a frowning providence

He hides a smiling face.
5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flower.
6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan his work in vain :
God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain.

HYMN

274

MOONLIGHT.

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'He moon has but a borrow'd light,

A faint and feeble ray ;
She owes her beauty to the night,

And hides herself by day.

2 No chearing warmth her beam conveys,

Tho' pleasing to behold :
We might upon her brightness gaze

Till we were stary'd with cold. 3 Juft fuch is all the light to man

Which reason can impart;
It cannot shew one object plain,

Nor warm the frozen heart. 4 Thus moonlight views of truth divine

To many fatal prove ;
For what avails in gifts to shine,

Without a spark of love?
5 The gospel, like the fun at noon,

Affords a glorious light :
Then human reason's boasted moon

Appears no longer bright.
6 And grace, not only light bestows,

But adds a quick’ning pow'r ;
The defert blossoms like the rose,

And sin prevails no more.

HYMN

275 COMFORT FOR WEAK BELIEVERS.

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7E lambs of Christ's fold,

Ye weaklings in faith,
Who long to lay hold

On life by his death;

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