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H Y M N CXLVI. MY Soul, abjure th' accursed Throng,

Whose profp'ring Wealth increases fast By Fraud, by Violence and Wrong,

Still thriving for the Thunder's Blast.
2 If high or low my Station be,

Of noble, or ignoble Name,
By uncorrupted Honesty,

Thy Blessing, Lord, I'd humbly claim.
3 Enrich'd with that, no Want I'll fear,

Thy Providence shall be my Trust;
Thou wilt provide my Portion here,

Thou Friend and Guardian of the Just,
4 Oh may I with sincere Delight

To all the Talk of Duty pay;
Tender of ev'ry social Right,

Obedient to thy righteous Sway,
5 Such Virtue thou wilt not forget

In Worlds where ev'ry Virtue shares
A fit Reward, tho' not of Debt,
Yet what thy boundless Grace prepares,

H Y M N CXLVII.
COME, let us search our Ways and try,

have they been just and right? Is the great Rule of Equity

our Practice and Delight? ? What we would have our Neighbour do, have we still done the same?

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And ne'er delay'd to pay his Due,

nor injur'd his good Name? 3 Do we relieve the Poor distress'd?

nor give our Tongues a Loose To make their Names our Scorn and Jelt,

nor treat them with Abuse? 4. Have we not found our Envy grow

to hear another's Praise ? Nor robb'd him of his Honour due,

by fly malicious Ways? 5 In all we sell, and all we buy,

is Justice our Design? Do we remember God is nigh,

And fear the Wrath divine ? 6 In vain we talk of Jesu's Blood,

and boast his Name in vain,
If we can sight the Laws of God,
and prove unjust to Men.

H Y M N CXLVIII.
I

'Tis a lovely Thing to see

a Man of prudent Heart, Whose Thoughts, and Lips, and Life agree

To act a useful Part.
2 When Envy, Strife, and Wars begin

in little ang’ry Souls;
Mark how the Sons of Peace come in,

and quench the kindling Coals.

3 Their

3 Their Minds are humble, mild and meek,

nor let their Fury rise :
Nor Passion moves their Lips to speak,

nor Pride exalts their Eyes. 4 Their Lives are Prudence mix'd with Love;

good Works employ their Day; They join the Serpent with the Dove,

but cast the Sting away. 5 Such was the Saviour of Mankind,

such Pleasures he purlu'd; His Manners gentle and refin'd, his Soul divinely good.

H Y M N OXLIX. 'LET those who bear the Christian Name

their holy Vows fulfil; The Saints, the Followers of the Lamb,

are Men of Honour still. 2 True to the solemn Oaths they take,

though to their Hurt they swear : Constant and just to all they speak,

for God and Angels hear. 3 Still with their Lips their Hearts agree,

nor flatt'ring Words devise : They know the God of Truth can see

through every false Disguise. 4 They hate th’ Appearance of a Lie, in all the Shapes it wears ;

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Firm to the Truth; andwhen they die,
eternal Life is theirs.'

H Y M N CL.
ALL-seeing God ! 'tis thine to know

'TheSpringswhencewrongOpinionsflow;
To judge, by Principles within,

When Frailty errs and when we fin. 2 Who among Men, high Lord of all,

Thy Servant to his Bar shall call ?
For Modes of Faith judge him a Foe,

And doom him to the Realms of Woe! 3 Who with another's Eye can read?

Or worship by another's Creed ?
Revering thy Commands alone,

We humbly seek and use our own.
4 If wrong, forgive; approve, if right;

While faithful we obey our Light;
And cens ring none, are zealous still

To follow, as to learn thy Will.
5 When shall our happy Eyes behold

Thy People falhion' in thy Mould?
And Charity our Lineage prove
Deriv'd from thee, O God of Love?

HYMN

HY MN CLI.

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and vain Attempt ! to bind With iron Chains the free-born Mind; To force Conviction, and reclaim

The Wand'ring by destructive Flame.
2 Bold Arrogance! to snatch from Heav'n

Dominion not to Mortals giv'n;
O'er Conscience to usurp the Throne,

Accountable to God alone.
3 Mad Zeal! that with Hell-fury burns,

The Rights of God and Man o'erturns;
Whofe blind Presumption sanctifies

Murders, Rebellions, Plots and Lies. 4 Thus Rome afferts her proud Decrees,

Enforc'd by fierce Anathemas;
And stirs up Vengeance to devour

The Foes of antichristian Pow'r.
5 Jesus ! thy gentle Law of Love
Doth no luch Cruelties approve :
Mild as thyself, thy Doctrine wields

No Arms but what Persuasion yieids. 6 By Proofs divine and Reason strong

It draws the willing Soul along;
And Conquests to thy Church acquires
By Eloquence which Heav'n inspires.

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