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L. M.

4. When from his courts the sun retires,

And with the day his voice expires,
The morning stars adopt the song,

And thro' the night the praise prolong: 5 The list'ning earth with raptuse hears,

Th' harmonious music of the spheres ;
And all her tribes the potes repeat,

That God is wise, and good, and great. 6 But man endow?d with nobler pow'rs,

His God in nobler strains adores ;
His is the gift to koow the song,

As well as ling with tuneful tongue.
HYMN CCXXXI.

(RIPPON'S COLL.] For Charity Lectures. !G

REAT author of th' immortal mind,

For noblest thoughts and views design's, Make me ambitious to express,

The image of thy holiness.
2 While I thy boundless love admire,

Grant me to catch the sacred fire ;
Then shall my heav'nly birth be known,

And for thy child thou wilt me own. 3 Father I see thy sun arise

To cheer thy friends and enemies ;
And when thy rain from heav'a descends,

Thy bounty both alike befriends.
4 Enlarge my soul, with love, like thine ;

My mortal pow'rs by grace refine ;
So shall I feel another's woe,
And cheerful feed an hungry foc.

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5 I hope for pardon, thro' thy son,

For all the crimes which I have done :
O may thy grace that pardons me,
Constrain me to forgive, like thec. ?
HYMN CCXXXII. L. M. [GIBBONS.]

Charity commended.
HEN Jesus dwelt in mortal clay,

What were his works from day to day, But miracles of pow'r and grace,

That spread falvation thro’our race? 2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view

Thy pattern ; and thy fteps pursue ;
While alms beltow'd and kindness done
Is witness’d by each rolling sun.
HYMN CCXXXIII. [BEDMORE.]

Love as Brethren.
LET party names no more

The chriftian world o'erspread ;
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,

Are one, in Christ their head. 2 Among the saints on earth,

Let mutual lovę be found i
Heirs of the fame inheritance ;

With mutual bleflings crown'd. 3 Let envy, child of hell,

Be banishid far away ;
Those should in sweetest friendship dwell,

Who the same Lord obey.
4 Then will the church below,

Resemble that above ;

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Where Areams of pleasure ever flow,
And ev'ry heart, is love.

HYMN CCXXXIV. C. M. ECOW PER.]

Evangelical obedience. ! Notrength of nature can saffice,

To serve the Lord aright ; And what she has, she misapplies,

For want of clearer light.
2 How long beneath the law I lay,

In bondage and distress;
I toil'd, the precept to obey,

But toild without success.
3 Then to abstain from outward fin,

Was more than I could do ;
Now if I feel its power within,

I feel, I hate it, too. 4 Then all

my

fordid works were done, A righteousness to raise ; Now

freely chosen in thy Son,
I freely choose his ways.
5 What-shall I do? was then the word,

That I may worthier grow?
What shall I render to the Lord ?

Is my inquiry now.
6 To see the law by Chrilt fulfill'd,

And hear his pard'ning voice;
Changes a slave into a child,
And duty into choice.

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HYMN CCXXXV. c. m. [STERLE.]

The example of Christ.
ND is the gospel peace and love?

Such let our conversation be ;
The serpent blended with the dovė,

Wisdom and meek fimplicity.
2 Whene'er the angry paflions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife ;
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,

Bright pattern of the christian life. 3 O how benevolent and kind !

How mild! how ready to forgive !
Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rules by which we live
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To do his hearinly father's will,
Was his enployment and delight ;
Humility and holy zeal

Shine thro' his life divinely bright! 5 Dispensing good where'er he camę,

The labors of his life were love ;
O, if we love the Saviour's name,
Let his divine example move,
HYMN CCXXXVI. C. M.

C. M. (STEELE.]
The Goodness of God.
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TE humble souls approach your God,

With songs of sacred praise,
For he is good, immensely good,
And kind are all his ways.
Allnature owns his guardian care,
Io him we live and move ;

But nobler benefits declare

The wonders of his love.
3 He gave his son, his only fon,

To ransom rebel worms;
"Tis here he makes his goodness known,

In its diviner forms.
4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come,

'Tis here our hope relies ;
A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.
5 Thine eye beholds with kind regard

The souls who trutt in thee ;
Their humble hope thou wilt reward,

With blifs divinely, free.-
6 Great God, to thy almighty love,

What honours shall we raise ?
Not all the raptur'd songs above

Can render equal praise.
HYMN CCXXXVII. P. M. [RICHARDS.)

Praise · SHOWS

HOUT Jehovah strong in battle,

Count the vict'ries he hath won ;
Sing the Saviour's mighty conquests,
Praise him, praise him, cry tis done :
He hath finish'd, finish'd, finilh'a, he hath

What his love ere worlds begun. 2 Give to Jesus pow'r and glory,

Say, the triumph, Lord, is thine:
He hath took from sin dominion :
Death and held the prey relign:

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