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2 Yet justice still with power presides,
And mercy all his empire guides;
And such the men of his delight.
No more, ye strong, your valour trust,
Elate with heaps of shining ore. 4 Glory, my soul, in this alone,
That God, thy God, to thee is known,
That thou hast felt his cheering ray.
In one Jehovah all combin'd!
soul in rapture rise.
May in one fatal moment fall;
C.M.—Delight in God.
And on thy care depend;
My best, my only friend.
Thy fulness is the same;
And glory in thy name!
Who has a fountain near;
With waters sweet and clear?
4 No good in creatures can be found,
But may be found in thee;
While God is God to me.
I triumph and adore:
354. C.M.- The impoverished Saint rejoicing in God. Hab. iii, 17, 18. 1 SO firm the saint's foundations stand,
Nor can his hopes remove,
And shelter'd in his love.
And vines their fruit deny,
And flocks and herds may die. 3 God is the treasure of his soul,
A source of sacred joy,
Nor death itself destroy.
And taste thy saints' repose;
While such a fountain flows.
355. L.M.- Erperimental Knowledge communicated. 1 John i. 1-3. 1 JESUS! mine Advocate above,
Let me not hear of thee alone,
By deep experience sweetly known. 2 On thee my soul would fix its eye;
My lips would taste thy heavenly grace; Then would I raise thine honours high,
And teach a thousand tongues thy praise.
3 The sacred flame from heart to heart
Should with a rapid progress run; Till each in God could boast his part,
Through sweet communion with his Son. 4 Thus may the servants of the Lord
Feel the salvation they proclaim; And thus may crowds receive the word, And echo back the Saviour's name.
356. C.M.- True Liberty given by Christ. John viii. 36. 1 HARK! for 'tis God's own Son that calls
To life and liberty; Transported fall before his feet,
Who makes the prisoners free. 2 The cursed bonds of sin he breaks,
And breaks old Satan's chain: Smiling he deals those pardons round,
Which free from endless pain. 3 Into the captive heart he pours
His Spirit from on high;
And “ Abba, Father,” cry.
The sinner's friend proclaim; And call on all around to seek
True freedom by his name. 5 Walk on at large, till you
357. C.M.- Looking into the perfect Law of Liberty, and continuing in it.
James i. 25. 1 BEHOLD the glass the gospel lends,
That men themselves may view: How free from stain its surface is!
How polish'd, and how true!
2 Behold that wise, that perfect law,
Which noblest freedom gives;
And sanctify our lives!
And in an hour forgot,
Thy sovereign grace display,
May hearken and obey.
To all the blaze of moon.
358. L.M.- Religious Liberty; or the Wickedness of Persecution. 1 ABSURD and vain attempt! to bind
With iron chain the free-born mind,
The wandering, by destructive flame.
Dominion not to mortals given;
Accountable to God alone.
Doth no such cruelties approve;
No arms but what persuasion yields. 4 By proofs divine, and reason strong,
It draws the willing soul along;
5 O happy who are thus compellid
To the rich feast by Jesus held!
359. C.M.-Having the Son, und Life in Him. 1 John v. 12. 1 O HAPPY Christian, who can boast,
“ The Son of God is mine!” Happy, though humbled in the dust,
Rich in this gift divine.
And shall for ever live;
And endless vigour give.
Nor will the Lord deny;
Its humble suppliants die.
We wish continued breath,
C.M.— The happy Change.
When, with a single eye,
The day-spring from on high! 2 Through all the storms that veil the skies,
And frown on earthly things,
With healing on his wings.
A barren soil no more,
Where serpents lurk'd before.