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DELIVERANCE,_EQUITY, JUSTICE, LIBERALITY.
295. C.M.- Praise for Recovery from Sickness. Ps. cxviii. 18, 19. 1 SOVEREIGN of life, I own thy hand
In every chastening stroke,
Thy presence I invoke.
And thou hast bow'd thine ear;
And brought salvation near.
That with the pious throng,
Renews our labouring breath;
Triumphant e’en in death.
Those heavenly gates display,
For ever flee away.
With raptures bow around, My anthems to delivering grace
In sweeter strains shall sound.
296. C.M.- Equity and Justice. Phil. iv. 8. 1 COME, let us search our ways, and try,
Have they been just and right? Is the great rule of equity
Our practice and delight? 2 What we would have our neighbours do,
Have we done still the same? And ne'er delay'd to pay his due,
Nor injur'd his good name?
3 In vain we talk of Jesus' blood,
And boast his name in vain,
Thy bounties how complete!
How pay the mighty debt?
Dost thou exalted shine! What can my poverty bestow,
When all the worlds are thine.
The partners of thy grace,
Before thy Father's face.
And visited, and cheer'd, And in their accents of distress
My Saviour's voice is heard.
I in thy poor would see;
298. L.M.— The Light of good Eramples the most effectual Way to glorify
God. Matt. v. 16.
Thy precepts all divinely wise;
To fix them still before our eyes.
And fill our breasts with heavenly zeal,
that sacred law fulfil.
3 Adorn'd with every heavenly grace,
May our examples brightly shine,
Reflected beam from each of thine. 4 These lineaments divinely fair,
Our heavenly Father shall proclaim; And men that view his image there,
Shall join to glorify his name.
Are days and seasons given?
A fitter heir for heaven?
These golden hours be gone:
By my Redeemer's blood;
The honours of my God.
With sin's deceitful toys;
Approach to heavenly joys. 5 My thankful lips shall loud proclaim
The wonders of thy praise,
Where'er I spend my days.
And when I leave this state,
To bliss divinely great.
300. L.M.- The Privilege of the Living above the Dead. 1 AWAKE my zeal, awake my love,
And serve my Saviour here below, In works which all the saints above,
Which holy angels cannot do. 2 My faith and hope may see the Lord,
Though vales of darkness lie between; Hope shall rest firm upon his word,
Ånd faith rejoice in things unseen. 3 Awake my charity, and feed
The hungry soul, and clothe the poor: In heaven are found no sons of need;
There all these duties are no more. 4 Subdue thy passions, O my
soul! Maintain the fight, thy work pursile, Daily thy rising sins control,
And be thy victories ever new. 5 The land of triumph lies on high;
There are no fields of battle there;
And finish all the glorious war. 6 Let every flying hour confess
I gain thy gospel fresh renown,
May I possess the promis'd crown.
301. L.M.-Faith connected with Salvation. Rom. i. 16. 1 NOT by the laws of innocence
Can Adam's sons arrive at heaven: New works can give us no pretence
To have our ancient sins forgiven. 2 Not the best deeds that we have done
Can make a wounded conscience whole; Faith is the grace, and faith alone,
That flies to Christ, and saves the soul.
3 Lord, I believe thy heavenly word!
Fain would I have my soul renew'd;
To have it pardon'd and subdu’d. 4 O may thy grace its power display!
Leť death and guilt no longer reign;
302. L.M.— The Struggle between Faith and Unbelief. Mark ix. 24. 1 JESUS, our soul's delightful choice,
In thee, believing, we rejoice;
While faith contends with unbelief. 2 Thy promises our hearts revive,
And keep our fainting hopes alive;
And hide the promise from our eyes. 3 O let not sin and Satan boast,
While saints lie mourning in the dust;
Which thy own gracious hand hath wrought. 4 Do thou the dying spark inflame;
Reveal the glories of thy name;
303. C.M.— The Struggle between Faith and Unbelief. Exod. xv. 26. 1 HEAL us, Immanuel, here we are
Waiting to feel thy touch;
And, Saviour, we are such. 2 Our faith is feeble, we confess,
We faintly trust thy word;
Be that far from thee, Lord!