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243. P. M.
Sordid hopes and fond desires; Here our willing footsteps meeting,
Every heart to heaven aspires. From the fount of glory beaming,
Light coelestial cheers our eyes; Mercy from above proclaiming Peace and pardon from the skies.
2. Who may share this great salvation ?
Every pure and humble mind; Every kindred, tongue and nation
From the dross of guilt refined. Blessings all around bestowing,
God withholds his care from none; Grace and mercy ever flowing From the fountain of his throne.
3. Every stain of guilt abhorring,
Firm and bold in virtue's cause, Still thy providence adoring,
Faithful subjects to thy laws; Lord, with favour still attend us,
Bless us with thy wondrous love; Thou, our sun and shield, defend us !
All our hope is from above.
244. c. M.
Receive instruction well;
Is pleasing in his eyes;
To fear the Lord betimes;
Are harden'd in their crimes.
It saves us from a thousand snares
To mind religion young;
And make our virtue strong.
SALISBURY COLLECTION, [Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Eccl. xii. 1.]
In nature's smiling bloom,
The summons to the tomb;
Remember thy creator, God;
For him thy powers employ: Make him thy fear, thy love, thy hope, Thy confidence, thy joy.
3. He shall defend and guide thy course
Through life's uncertain sea, Till thou art landed on the shore Of blest eternity
4. Then seek the Lord betimes, and choose
The path of heavenly truth; The earth affords no lovelier sight
Than a religious youth.
246. L. M.
The example of Christ.
247. L. M.
The Christian's character and prospects.