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4. When from his courts the sun retires,
And with the day his voice expires,
And thro' the night the praise prolong: 5 The list'ning earth with raptuse hears,
Th' harmonious music of the spheres ;
That God is wise, and good, and great. 6 But man endow?d with nobler pow'rs,
His God in nobler strains adores ;
As well as ling with tuneful tongue.
(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.
Grant me to catch the sacred fire ;
And for thy child thou wilt me own. 3 Father I see thy sun arise
To cheer thy friends and enemies ;
Thy bounty both alike befriends.
My mortal pow'rs by grace refine ;
5 I hope for pardon, thro' thy son,
For all the crimes which I have done :
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 ;
Love as Brethren.
The chriftian world o'erspread ;
Are one, in Christ their head. 2 Among the saints on earth,
Let mutual lovę be found i
With mutual bleflings crown'd. 3 Let envy, child of hell,
Be banishid far away ;
Who the same Lord obey.
Resemble that above ;
Where Areams of pleasure ever flow,
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.
In bondage and distress;
But toild without success.
Was more than I could do ;
I feel, I hate it, too. 4 Then all
fordid works were done, A righteousness to raise ; Now
freely chosen in thy Son,
That I may worthier grow?
Is my inquiry now.
And hear his pard'ning voice;
HYMN CCXXXV. c. m. [STERLE.]
The example of Christ.
Such let our conversation be ;
Wisdom and meek fimplicity.
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife ;
Bright pattern of the christian life. 3 O how benevolent and kind !
How mild! how ready to forgive !
And these the rules by which we live
To do his hearinly father's will,
Shine thro' his life divinely bright! 5 Dispensing good where'er he camę,
The labors of his life were love ;
C. M. (STEELE.]
With songs of sacred praise,
But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of his love.
To ransom rebel worms;
In its diviner forms.
'Tis here our hope relies ;
When storms of trouble rise.
The souls who trutt in thee ;
With blifs divinely, free.-
What honours shall we raise ?
Can render equal praise.
Praise · SHOWS
HOUT Jehovah strong in battle,
Count the vict'ries he hath won ;
What his love ere worlds begun. 2 Give to Jesus pow'r and glory,
Say, the triumph, Lord, is thine: