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Let every tongue and every heart
Adore and praise the same.

C. M. 281

Dedication to God.
ETERNAL Father-God of love,

To thee our hearts we raise;
Thy all-sustaining power we prove,

Ånd gladly sing thy praise.
2 Thine-wholly thine-oh let us be!

Our sacrifice receive;
Made, and preserved, and saved by thee,

To thee ourselves we give.
3 Come, Holy Ghost-the Saviour's love

Shed in our hearts abroad;
So shall we ever live and move,
And be, with Christ, in God.

C. M. 282

Joining the Church of Christ.
YE men and angels, witness now,

Before the Lord we speak;
To him we make our solemn vow-

A vow we dare not break,-
2 That, long as life itself shall last,

Ourselves to Christ we yield;
Nor from his cause will we depart,

Or ever quit the field.
3 We trust not in our native strength,

But on his grace rely ;
May he, with our returning wants,

All needful aid supply.
4 Oh guide our doubtful feet aright,

And keep us in thy ways ;

And while we turn our vows to prayers,
Turn thou our prayers to praise.

S. M. 283

All One in Christ.
LET party names no more

The Christian world o'erspread:
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,

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

Let mutual love be found;
Heirs of the same inheritance,

With mutual blessings crowned. 3 Thus will the church below

Resemble that above;
Where streams of endless pleasure flow,
And every heart is love.

C. M. 284

The heavenly Race.
AWAKE, my soul—stretch every nerve,

And press with vigor on:
A heavenly ráce demands thy zeal,

A bright, immortal crown.
2 'Tis God's all-animating voice

That calls thee from on high; 'Tis his own hand presents the prize

To thine aspiring eye. 3 A cloud of witnesses around

Hold thee in full survey: Forget the steps already trod,

And onward urge thy way. 4 Blest Saviour_introduced by thee,

Have we our race begun;

And, crowned with victory, at thy feet
We'll lay our laurels down.

L. M. 285

Christian Warfare and Victory. STAND up, my soul-shake off thy fears,

And gird the gospel armor on; March to the gates of endless joy,

Where Jesus, thy great Captain's gone. 2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course ;

But hell and sin are vanquished foes; Thy Jesus nailed them to the cross, And

sung the triumph when he rose. 3 Then let my soul march boldly on,

Press forward to the heavenly gate; There peace and joy eternal reign,

And glittering robes for conquerors wait. 4 There shall I wear a starry crown,

And triumph in almighty grace;
While all the armies of the skies
Join in my glorious Leader's praise.

S. M. 286

Watchfulness and Prayer inculcated.
MY soul, be on thy guard,

Ten thousand foes arise ;
The hosts of sin are pressing hard

-To draw thee from the skies. 2 Oh watch, and fight, and pray ;

The battle ne'er give o'er;
Renew it boldly every day,

And help divine implore.
3 Ne'er think the victory won,

Nor lay thine armor down:

Thy arduous work will not be done

Till thou obtain thy crown. 4 Fight on, my soul, till death

Shall bring thee to thy God; He'll take thee, at thy parting breath,

Up to his blest abode.

C. M. 287

Christian Courage and Self-denial.
AM I a soldier of the cross,

A follower of the Lamb ?-
And shall I fear to own his cause?-

Or blush to speak his name?
2 Are there no foes for me to face ?

Must I not stem the flood ?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,

To help me on to God? 3 Sure I must fight—if I would reign;

Increase my courage, Lord !
I'll bear the toil-endure the pain,

Supported by thy word.
4 Thy saints, in all this glorious war,

Shall conquer, though they're slain : They see the triumph from afar, And soon with Christ shall

reign. 5 When that illustrious day shall rise,

And all thy armies shine In robes of victory through the skies, · The glory shall be thine.

C. M. 288

Succor implored in spiritual Conflicts.
ALAS, what hourly dangers rise !

What snares beset my way!

To heaven, oh let me lift mine eyes,

And hourly watch and pray.
2 O gracious God! in whom I live,

My feeble efforts aid;
Help me to watch, and pray, and strive,

Though trembling and afraid.
3 Oh keep me in thy heavenly way,

And bid the tempter flee; And let me never, never stray From happiness and thee.

L. M. 61. 289

Hope of Heaven by Christ.
AND art thou, gracious Master, gone

A mansion to prepare for me
Shall I behold thee on thy throne,

And there forever sit with thee?
Then, let the world approve or blame,

I'll triumph in thy glorious name. 2 What transport, Lord, shall fill my heart,

When thou my worthless name wilt own!
When I shall see thee as thou art,

And know as I myself am known!
From sin, and fear, and sorrow free,
My soul shall find its rest in thee.

S. M. 290

Heavenly Joy on Earth.
COME, we that love the Lord,

And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,

And thus surround the throne. 2 Let those refuse to sing,

Who never knew our God,

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