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4. There endless crowds of sinners lie,

And darkness makes their chains ;
Tortured with keen despair they cry,

Yet wait for fiercer pains.
5. Amazing grace ! that kept my breath,

Nor bade my soul remove,
Till I had learned my Saviour's death,

And well ensured his love!

WATTS.

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1. Sın, like a venomous disease,

Infects our vital blood ;
The only balm is sovereign grace,

And the physician, God.
2. Our beauty and our strength are fled,

And we draw near to death;
But Christ, the Lord, recalls the dead,

With His almighty breath.
3. Madness, by nature reigns within,

The passions burn and rage,
Till God's own Son, with skill divine,

The inward fire assuage.
4. We lick the dust, we grasp the wind,

And solid good despise:
Such is the folly of the mind,

Till Jesus makes us wise.
5. We give our souls the wounds they feel,

We drink the poisonous gall,
And rush with fury down to hell;

But heaven prevents the fall.

WATTS.

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1. Stoop down, my thoughts, that use to rise,

Converse awhile with death;
Think how a gasping mortal lies,
And pants away his breath.

2. But oh, the soul that never dies !

At once it leaves the clay,
Ye thoughts pursue it where it flies,

And trace its wondrous way.
3. And must my body faint and die?

And must this soul remove ?
Oh for some guardian angel nigh

To bear it safe above.

4. Jesus, to Thy dear faithful hand,

My naked soul I trust; ;
And my flesh waits for Thy command,

To drop into the dust.

WATTS,

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1. THEE we adore, eternal Name!

And humbly own to Thee,
How feeble is our mortal frame,

What dying worms are we!
2. The year rolls round, and steals away

The breath, that first it gave;
Whate'er we do, whate'er we be,

We're traveling to the grave.
3. Dangers stand thick through all the ground,

To push us to the tomb;
And fierce diseases wait around,

To hurry mortals home.
4. Great God! on what a slender thread

Hang everlasting things!
Th' eternal state of all the dead,

Upon life's feeble strings.
5. Infinite joy,

or endless

woe,
Attends on every breath;
And yet, how unconcerned we go

Upon the brink of death!

6. Waken, O Lord, our drowsy sense,

To walk this dangerous road;
And if our souls are hurried hence,

May they be found with God.

WATTS.

339.

8. M.
1. COME to the land of

peace,
From shadows come away,
Where all the sounds of weeping cease,

And storms no more have sway.
2. Fear hath no dwelling here;

But pure repose and love
Breathe through the bright, celestial air,

The spirit of the dove.
3. Come to the bright and blest,

Gathered from every land;
For here thy soul shall find its rest,

Amidst the shining band.
4. In this divine abode

Change leaves no saddening trace;
Come, trusting spirit, to thy God,
Thy holy resting-place!

BRIGGS' COLL. 340.

S. M.
1. THE Spirit, in our hearts,

Is whispering, “Sinner, come:"
The bride, the church of Christ, proclaims

To all His children, “ Come !"
2. Let him that heareth say

To all about him, “Come!”
Let him that thirsts for righteousness,

To Christ, the fountain, come!
3. Yes, whosoever will,

Ó let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;

'T is Jesus bids him come.

4. Lo! Jesus, who invites,

Declares, “I quickly come;"
Lord, even so! we wait Thine hour;

O blest Redeemer, come!

H. U. ONDERDONK.

341.

S. M.
1. Ye trembling captives ! hear;

The gospel-trumpet sounds;
No music more can charm the ear,

Or heal your heart-felt wounds,
2. 'Tis not the trump of war,

Nor Sinai's awful roar;
Salvation’s news it spreads afar,
And
vengeance

is no more.
3. Forgiveness, love, and peace,

Glad heaven aloud proclaims;
And earth, the jubilee's release,

With eager rapture claims.
4. Far, far to distant lands

The saving news shall spread;
And Jesus all His willing bands
In glorious triumph lead.

BRIGGS' COLL 342.

S. M.
1. In true and patient hope,

My soul, on God attend;
And calmly, confidently look,

Till He salvation send.
2. I shall His goodness see,

While on His name I call;
He will defend and strengthen me,

And I shall never fall.
3. Jesus, to Thee I fly,

My refuge, and my tower:
Upon Thy faithful love rely,

And find Thy saving power. C. WESLEY. 343.

8. M.
1. Behold the day is come;

The righteous Judge is near;
And sinners, trembling at their doom, .

Shall soon their sentence hear.
2. Angels, in bright attire,

Conduct Him through the skies;
Darkness and tempest, smoke and fire,

Attend Him as He flies.
3. How awful is the sight!

How loud the thunders roar!
The sun forbears to give his light,

And stars are seen no more.
4. The whole creation groans;

But saints arise and sing :
They are the ransomed of the Lord,

And He their God and King. BEDDOME,

344.

S. M.
1. O WHERE shall rest be found
Rest for the

weary

soul ?
’T were vain the ocean depths to sound,

Or pierce to either pole.
2. The world can never give

The bliss for which we sigh: 'Tis not the whole of life to live,

Nor all of death to die.
3. Beyond this vale of tears

There is a life above,
Unmeasured by the flight of years;

And all that life is love.
4. There is a death whose pang

Outlasts the fleeting breath:
O what eternal horrors hang

Around the second death!

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