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2 Every human tie may perish !
Friend to friend unfaithful prove;
But no changes
'Tis to save, and not destroy ;
Be thou patient,
Thence to bring thee forth more bright;
God is with thee,
S. M. _“ Behold I send an angel before thee, to keep thee in the way."
Exodus xxiii. 20.
1 THOU very paschal lamb,
Whose blood for us was shed,
Thy ransom'd people lead. 2 Angel of gospel-grace
Fulfil thy character:
In Israel's camp appear.
Conduct us by thy light,
A cheering fire by night.
4 Our fainting souls sustain
With blessings from above;
And bid his face on Zion shine;
Where earth extends, or oceans flow. 2 To Thee, of life the eternal spring,
Invisible all-potent King,
One shout of universal praise.
Heaven's mighty Lord, with equal hand,
Shall own to latest age his reign.
With full increase its fruits shall yield;
His choicest blessings on thy head. 5 Great God, on us thy blessings shower,
Let man's whole race revere thy power ;
In all thy saving might;
To spread thy glorious light:
2 Oh, bring the nations near,
That they may sing thy praise,
And learn thy holy ways:
And govern by thy righteous laws. 3. Put forth thy glorious power !
The nations then will see,
In converts born to thee :
277. L. M.-The universal church. Isa. Ixvi. 12, 19, 23., 1 THUS saith the Lord,—“ My church, to thee
Peace, like a river, I will send ; The Gentiles, in a stream, shall see
My mercy flowing without end. 2 The isles that never heard my fame,
Nor knew the glory of my might, They shall be taught to fear my name,
- Call’d out of darkness into light. 3 And it shall come to pass, that vows,
From Sabbath unto Sabbath day,
All nations, tribes, and tongues shall pay."
To new commencing strife,
Behold the christian's life!
2 The hosts of Satan pant for spoil
How can our warfare close ? Lonely we tread a foreign soil
How can we hope repose ?
Reveal'd in sacred lore;
Where soldiers war no more :
4 Where grief shall never wound, nor death,
Beneath the Saviour reign ;
His holy realm profane :5 The land, where (suns and moons unknown,
And night's alternate sway,)
ever burning throne,
Where grace achieves its plan;
Dwells face to face with man.
L. M.-Joshua's Resolution. Josh. xxiv. 15.
1 AH! wretched souls who strive in vain,
Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin !
A nobler satisfaction win.
2 May I resolve with all my heart,
With all my powers to serve the Lord ; Nor from his precepts e'er depart,
Whose service is a rich reward.
3 O be his service all my joy ;
Around let my example shine, Till others love the blest employ,
And join in labours so divine. 4 Be this the purpose of my soul,
My solemn, my determin'd choice, To yield to his supreme control,
Ånd in his kind commands rejoice. 5 O may I never faint nor tire,
Nor, wandering, leave his sacred ways; Great God, accept my soul's desire, And give me strength to live thy praise.
C.M.- Praise for Faith.
Thou giver of all good!
Than my Redeemer's blood.
From the same hand we gain,
That gift had been in vain.
Our hearts refuse to see,
Shut out the view of thee.
What misery we endure !
We could expect a cure, 5 We praise thee, and would praise thee more,
To Thee, our all we owe;
That makes Him precious too.