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2 Not with a transient glance surveyed,

And in an hour forgot,
But deep inscribed on every heart,

To reign o'er every thought.
3 Great Author of each perfect gift!

Thy gracious power display, That our ungrateful, wandering hearts

May hearken and obey.

S. M.

WATTS. Adoption, as sons of God. 1 BEHOLD, what wondrous grace

The Father hath bestowed On sinners of a mortal race,

To call them sons of God! 2 'Tis no surprising thing,

That we should be unknown; The Jewish world knew not their King,

God's everlasting Son. 3 Nor doth it yet appear

How great we must be made; But when we see our Savior here,

We shall be like our Head. 4 A hope so much divine

May trials well endure, May purge our souls from sense and sin,

Ås Christ the Lord is pure. 5 If in my Father's love

I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit like a dove
To rest upon my


6 We would no longer lie

Like slaves beneath the throne; Our faith shall • Abba Father' cry,

And thou the kindred own.


C. M.

WATTS. Punishment without Rejection. Ps. 89. 1 · Yet (saith the Lord) if David's race,

The children of my Son,
Should break my laws, abuse my grace,

And tempt mine anger down, 2 Their sins I'll visit with the rod,

And make their folly smart;
But I'll not cease to be their God,

Nor from thy truth depart.
3 My covenant I will ne'er revoke,

But keep my grace in mind;
And what eternal love hath spoke,

Eternal truth shall bind. 4 Once have I sworn-(I need no more)

And pledged my holiness, ,
To seal the sacred promise sure

To David and his race.
5 The sun shall see his offspring rise

And spread from sea to sea,
Long as he travels round the skies,

To give the nations day. 6 Sure as the moon, that rules the night,

His kingdom shall endure,
Till the fixed laws of shade and light
Shall be observed no more.'


C. M.

Obedience not from Fear but Love.
1 Not by the terrors of a slave

Do saints perform thy will ;
But with the noblest powers they have,

Thy sweet commands fulfil.
2 They find access, at every hour,

To God within the veil;
Hence they derive a quickening power

And joys that never fail.
3 O happy souls! O glorious state

Of overflowing grace;
To dwell so near their Father's seat,

And see his lovely face ! 4 Lord, I address thy heavenly throne;

Call me a child of thine,
Send down the spirit of thy Son

To form my heart divine.
5 There shed thy choicest love abroad,
And make


comforts strong; Then shall I say, “My Father God,'

With an unwavering tongue.


Different ends of the Virtuous and Vicious. 1 How blest the man,-how more than blest

Whose heart no guilty thoughts employ! God's endless sunshine fills his breast, And conscience whispers peace and joy.

2 Pure rectitude's unerring way

His heaven-conducted steps pursue ;
While crowds in guilt and error stray,

Unstained his soul, and bright his view. 3 By God's almighty arm sustained,

True virtue soon or late shall rise ;
Enjoy her conquest, nobly gained,

And share the triumph of the skies. 4 But fools, to sacred wisdom blind,

Who vice's tempting call obey,
A different fate shall quickly find,

storm an easy prey.

636, 11 M.

S. F. STREETER Come unto me, and I will give you rest.' 1 How gracious the promise, how soothing the word,

That came from the lips of our merciful Lord !
Ye lone and ye weary, ye sad and oppressed,

Come, learn of your Savior, and ye shall find rest.' 2 Ye heart-stricken sons and ye daughters of woe,

For you the fresh fountains of comfort o'erflow; Your souls to the blessed Redeemer unite,

His yoke it is easy, his burden is light. 3 And ye that have sinned and have wandered astray,

Come, walk in the light and the truth and the way;
Ye proud, from the paths of ambition depart,
For meek was your Master, and lowly of heart.

I. Long Metre.
PRAISE God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise him, all creatures here below!
Praise him, above, ye heavenly throng!
Praise God our Father, in your song!

II. Long Metre.
Be thou, o God, exalted high!
And, as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed !

III. Common Metre.
Now, blessing, honor, glory, power,

By all in earth and heaven,
To him that sits upon the throne
And to the Lamb be given.

IV. Short Metre.
To God the only wise,

The universal King,
Let all who dwell below the skies
Their noblest praises sing.

Hallelujah Metre.
Now, to the God of heaven
And earth and air and seas,
Be all the glory given,
Power, majesty and praise :

Wide as he reigns,
His name be sung by every tongue,
In endless strains.

VI. Sevens Metre.
PRAISE to God ! immortal praise
From the heavens, the earth, the seas !
All in one vast chorus join,
To extol the name divine !

VII. Elevens Metre.
Come, let us adore Him, come, bow at his feet;
O give him the glory, the praise that is meet;
Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise,
And join the full chorus that gladdens the skies.


N. B. Many Hymns, or parts of Hymns, will also answer for Docologies : see particularly Hymns 37-50, and 64-67, and 69 78, &c.

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