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But now my shame is past and gone,

And the victorious hour
Is come, that on the sons of men

I shall fulfil ray power.
But first will I a warning give,

And those that do believe,
And that trust in uiy mercies great

They mercies shall receive;
But those that do despise my word,

Of warning them before,
Shall feel the terror of my rod,

And feel my mighty power.
The time appointed is at hand,

That 1 shall visit all ,
With sword, with famine, and the plague,

That on my name don't call.
Therefore let none be mockers now,

Nor think this will not be;
For 1 that am in heaven so high

Have all these things decreed.
I've sent my angels unto thee,

To warn all men before,
That of the blood of every soul

That I may now be clear.
And this shall be a sign to thee: .

My servants soon shall come;
For I will so incline their hearts,

That mv will may be done.—

And now remember the first writings of the ponderings of thy heart:

Why do these thoughts arise,
And every injury done to Me

Lies spread before my eyes f
All past offences now appear

As strong within my view,
As though they were this moment done,

And old things now are new.
So is it with the Lord of life:

Old things do now appear;
The past ami present in his view,

What He for man did bear;
But old thing! shall be done away,

And new things now shall come;
The Lord that sittcth on his thr«ne

Will make un end uf sin.

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If these be thy decrees, dear Lord,

Awake the shepherds' voice
For to call back the wandering sheep,

Let all in thee rejoice.
Ah! make them now awake, dear Lord,

As men from frighted sleep: And from the altar to the porch

Tby faithful servants weep; And may they daily cry to thee,

Thy wandering sheep to spare;
And bring them back unto thy fold,

Oh, thou Redeemer dear I
For Paul we know may plant in vain,

And A polios water too;
Unless thou dost their labours bless,

Their preaching will not do.

The Spirit. Their labour I will surely bless,

If they obey my word; And crown their preaching with success*

For my name is the Lord.

Dear Lord, incline them to believe,

And they will all obey;
For when they know it is thy will,

Thy servants can't say nay:
With willing and obedient tongues,

Thy truth shall fly abroad;
And all thy faithful servants shall

Obey their King and God.

The Spirit.

My faithful servants shall obey;

My laws upon their hearts
Shall deeply be imprinted strong,

That they may not depart.
But those that carelessly do hear,

And slight my heavenly word,
Shall feel the terrors of my wrath.

And know I am the Lord.
I caus'd my servants for to err,

For ends they did not know,
That every truth may be more clear

To a# mankind to shew.


Dear Lord, thy wisdom O bow deep}

How wondrous doth it shine!
As high as heaven's above the earth,

So high from all mankind:
Id wisdom is thy knowledge hid.

In wisdom is made known;
Id wisdom thou reveal'st thyself,

And thou art God alone.
0, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

One God, in presence three,
Tby wondrous wisdom, when reveaTd,

How wondrous great 'twill be!
How foolish is the heart of man,

Tby wisdom to dispute I .

Let every tongue be silent now,

And every mouth be stopp'd ( I The pearl of great price, dear Lord, <. u

Let us dig deep to find,
And sell our foolish wisdom now, .

Since there's none in mankind.

The Spirit.

The wisdom of the prudent men • ,"

Twas I alone conceal'd, That they might see with eyes more brighU

When I the truth reveal'd.


But Oh, the follies of my heart! i i

Why do I doubt within The truth of thy revealed word, ».

When I so much have seen? Pardon, dear Lord, my foolish make; '.

Thou know'st my timid mind; Forgive the weakness of my heart,

Thou Saviour dear, most kind;
I would believe thy promise Lord,

Help thou my unbelief;
But while I am thus left alone,

My soul is full of grief;
For as a sparrow on a house

Thou know'st I stand alone; And to assist in-any thing.

Dear Lord, thou know'st I've none. For who hath this report believ'd i

Or who tby tbreatcuings fear?

As 'tis the cry of every heart,

Things will bide as they are. tor who hath ascended up on high,

Or who thy council knows? To condescend to such as me,

Thou wilt not stoop so low: And can it be, dear Lord of life,

That thou wilt stoop so low, To such a worthless worm as mr,

Thy secret tftiths to shew?

The Spirit.

Yob, I will stoop to such as thee;

My law is upon thy heart;
And not a word that's in thy mouth

Shall ever more depart.
But all shall come upon the lands,

As I myself decreed;
Bat those that call upon my Son,

For them he'll intercede;
For him have I exalted high,

And those that do him fear,
My Son for them shall intercede;

For I his voice will hear.
But every proud and scornful heart

Shall suddenly come low;
- And that I am the Lord alone

Shall every creature know.


Is this thy just decree, O Lord,

That judgment to the line,
And righteous to the plummet l«

In thy appointed time?
Judgments are thy strange works, Q Lord,

Dear Saviour intercede,
And pierce the sinners' hearts to turn

Thy dying love to plead;
And cast their eyes to Calvary,

And see their bleeding Lonj, And now abhor the cursed sins

That made their Saviour bleed-; And may they praise the dying love,

And meditate with shame, How long thou hast invited them

•While fhey despise thy name. Dear Lord, thy sentence all is just

Against rebellious men;

For who can plead the sinner*' cause

But thy beloved Son? Then now what shall I say, dear Lord?

My eyes run down in tears;
Thy sentence I must own is just;

But O, the sinners spare,
And may they daily flock to thee

As doves to windows fly!
And may they hear thy pardoning voice-*

Cry out their Saviour's nigh.

The Spirit.

I'm nigh to save all who believe,

And now obey my call; The blood that I've already shed ■ •..

Is enough to save you all.
All that believe, and do obey,

And fear my holy name,
Shall find my mercies still as great;

For I am God the same, *

As when I Nineveh did spare.

When they my word believ'd, And every soul in humble dust

Before the Lord did grieve.
But let not Nineveh arise

In judgment to this Land;
But let them know I'm not in jest —

My judgments are at hand.


Then now, dyear Lord, what shall I »y?

Thy heavenly will be done; And may the sinners daily cry

To thy beloved Son!
And now, O ye inhabitants

Of England be ye wise,
And the long sufferings of the Lord,

Aud all his warnings praise;
That in the midst of judgments, he

His mercies call'd to mind,
And warn'd you of approaching ills,

That you might mercy find.
Beturn, return, Oh ! England.,

Beturn without delay;
Appease the Son ; wijh due respect

Your timely homage pay,
And his long-sufferings, and his love.

Now quickly call to mind;

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