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L. M.
Vigilance amidst Temptations.

1 AWAKE, my soul; lift up thine eyes;
See where thy foes against thee rise,
In long array, a numerous host;
Awake, my soul, or thou art lost.


2 Thou tread'st upon enchanted ground;
Perils and snares beset thee round;
Beware of all; guard every part,
But most the traitor in thy heart.

3 Come, then, my soul, now learn to wield The weight of thine immortal shield; Put on the armor, from above,

Of heavenly truth and heavenly love.

4 The terror and the charm repel,

And powers of earth, and powers of hell;
The Man of Calvary triumphed here;
Why should his faithful followers fear?


L. M.

The Christian's Resolution.

1 AH, wretched souls, who strive in vain, Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin! A nobler toil may I sustain,

A nobler satisfaction win.


2 May I resolve with all my heart,

With all my powers, to serve the Lord,
Nor from his precepts e'er depart,
Whose service is a rich reward.

3 0, be his service all my joy;

Around let my example shine,
Till others love the blest employ,
And join in labors so divine.
4 Be this the purpose of my soul,

My solemn, my determined choice,
To yield to his supreme control,

And in his kind commands rejoice.

5 O, may I never faint nor tire,

Nor, wandering, leave his sacred ways;
Great God, accept my soul's desire,
And give me strength to live thy praise.


L. M.

The Light of good Examples.

1 GREAT Teacher of thy church, we own
Thy precepts all divinely wise:
O, may thy mighty power be shown
To fix them still before our eyes.

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2 Deep on our hearts thy law engrave,

And fill our breasts with heavenly zeal, That, while we trust thy power to save, We may that sacred law fulfil.

3 Adorned with every heavenly grace, May our examples brightly shine, And the sweet lustre of thy face

Reflected beam from each of thine.

4 These lineaments, divinely fair,

Our heavenly Father shall proclaim ; And men, that view his image there, Shall join to glorify his name.


S. M.

Compassion and Forgiveness.

1 I HEAR the voice of woe!
I hear a brother's sigh!
Then let my heart with pity flow,
With tears of love, my eye.

3 The debtor humbly sues,

Who would but cannot pay;
And shall I lenity refuse,

Who need it every day?

2 I hear the thirsty cry!

The hungry beg for bread!
Then let my spring its stream supply,
My hand its bounty shed.

4 Shall not my wrath relent,

Touched by that humble strain,
My brother crying, "I repent,
Nor will offend again"?


5 If not, how shall I dare

Appear before thy face,

Great God, and how present the prayer
For thy forgiving grace?


C. M.

Against following a Multitude to do Evil.

1 LORD, when iniquities abound,
And growing crimes appear,
We view the deluge rising round
With sorrow and with fear.


2 Yet when its waves most fiercely beat,
And spread destruction wide;
Thy Spirit can a standard raise,
To stem the roaring tide.

3 May thy triumphant arm awake,
Thy sacred cause to plead ;
And let the multitude confess
That thou art God indeed.

4 Our feeble souls at least support,
And there thy power display;
Then multitudes shall strive in vain
To draw us from thy way.


C. M..


1 O, '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, angry souls,

Mark how the sons of peace come in,
And quench the kindling coals.

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 frame is prudence mixed with love; Good works fulfil their day;

They join the serpent with the dove,

But cast the sting away.


S. M.

The Christian encouraged.

1 GIVE to the winds thy fears;

Hope, and be undismayed; God hears thy sighs, and counts thy tears; God shall lift up thy head.

3 He every where hath rule,

And all things serve his might;
His every act pure blessing is,
His path unsullied light.

2 Through waves, through clouds and storms, He gently clears thy way;

Wait thou his time; so shall the night
Soon end in joyous day.


4 Thou comprehend'st him not;
Yet earth and heaven tell,
God sits as Sovereign on the throne;
He ruleth all things well.

5 Thou seest our weakness, Lord;
Our hearts are known to thee;
O, lift thou up the sinking hand,
Confirm the feeble knee!

6 Let us, in life or death,
Boldly thy truth declare,
And publish, with our latest breath,
Thy love and guardian care.


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