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5 He wounds the heart, and he makes whole;
He calms the tempest of the soul ;
Who can remove the heavy bar ? 6 He frowns, and darkness veils the moon,
The fainting sun grows dim at noon;
Tremble and start at his reproof. 7. These are a portion of his ways;
But who shall dare describe his face?
HYMN 36. C. M.
The third command.
Thrice holy, let us sing. 2 Holy is he in all his works,
And truth is his delight;
Shall perish from his sight.
Pay, O my soul, to God;
To his sublime abode.
Abhor the lips profane ;
Nor take his name in vain.
From all pollution free ;
Alone thy face shall see.
HYMN 37. First Part. - L. M.
a religious outh. 1 WHEN God his gracious promise made
, To show his grace and truth to both,
Confirm'd the promise with an oath. 2 So, by an oath, in ev'ry age,
The saints their promise oft engage;
An oath confirms and ends all strife. 3 Christians the truth will ever say, Their
; And with conscientious dread refrain
From swearing any oath profane.
They honour God by solemn oath ;
The Judge eternal on his throne.
And men from perjury restrain'd ;
Who cherish peace, and love the truth,
Their holy vows fulfil :
Delight to do his will.
Tho' to their hurt they swear ;
Constant and just to all they speak :
For God they know can hear. 3 Still with their lips their hearts agree,
Nor flatt'ring words devise : They're sure the God of truth can see
Thro' ev'ry false disguise. 4 Deceits they hate, they dread all lies,
Whatever forms they wear ; Preferring death to perjuries,
They dare not falsely swear.
And brings the judgment down ;
And devils wish to die ;
The fourth command.
, Improve the day thy God has bless'd; Another six days' work is done,
Another sabbath is begun. 2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns
So sweet a rest to wearied minds
On this day more than all the sev'n. 3 O! that our thoughts and thanks may rise,
As grateful incense to the skies;
Which for the church of God remains,
The end of cares, the end of pains. 5 With joy, great God, thy works we scan, Creation's scene, redemption's plan;
, With praise, we think on mercies past,
With hope, we future pleasures taste. 6 In holy duties let the day,
In holy comforts pass away;
The Lord's day. 1 C OME, dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep,
On this sweet day of rest ;
Enjoy an heav'nly rest.
Are these sweet days of love; But what a sabbath shall I keep,
When I shall rest above!
I wait to see thy face.
On which my Lord I've seen ; And oft, when feasting on his word,
In raptures I have been.
In this sweet frame be found :
And leave this earthly ground. 6 I long for that delightful hour,
When from this clay undrest,
I shall be cloth'd in robes divine,
The eternal Sabbath.
earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love;
there's To that our longing souls aspire,
With cheerful hope and warm desire. 2 No more fatigue, no more distress,
Nor sin, nor hell shall reach the place ;
Which warble from immortal tongues. 3 No rude alarms of raging foes,
No cares to break the long repose ;
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 4 O long-expected day! begin
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin:
The fifth command.
Whose throne is high above the skies ; We praise thy name; thy laws ordain,
That order shall on earth obtain. 2 Let each inferior rank revere
All such as their superiors are ;
What's right by each inferior too. 3 To thee may each united house,
At morn and night present its vows ;