Page images

6 Then let us earnest be, And never faint in

prayer ; He loves our importunity,

And makes our cause his care.
HYMN 45. Third Part. L. M.

Exhortation to prayer.


IAT various hindrances we meet

In coming to a mercy-seat ! Yet who, that knows the worth of

prayer, But wishes to be often there? 2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw ;.

Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw-
Gives exercise to faith and love
Brings ev'ry blessing from above.
3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ;

Prayer makes the christian's armour bright:
And Satan trembles, when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees.
4 Were half the breath that's vainly spent,

To heav'n in supplication sent-
Our cheerful song would oft'ner be,
“ Hear what the Lord has done for me!”

HYMN 45. Fourth Part. L. M.

Lord's prayer.

UR Father, thron'd in heav'n, divine,

To thy great name be praises paid ;
Thy kingdom come,--Thy glory shine ;

And thy good will be still obeyed. 2.Give us our bread from day to day,

And all our wants do thou supply :
With gospel-truth feed us, we pray,
That we may never faint, nor die.
3 Extend thy grace, our hearts renew,

Our each offence in love forgive ;

[ocr errors]

O for



| While
And C
And s

[ocr errors]




| That

And And

Teach us divine forgiveness too,
And freed from evil, let us live.

Of our 4. For thine's the kingdom, and the pow'r

And all the glory waits thy name;
Let ev'ry saint thy grace adore,
And sound in songs their loud Amen. .
HYMN 46.

First Part. C. M.
Our Father.

Owhs 1 OV’REIGN of all the worlds on high,

Allow our humble claim; Nor while poor worms would raise their heads, Ande Disdain a Father's name.

And 2 Our Father God! how sweet the sound !

How tender and how dear! Not all the melody of heav'n,

Could so delight the ear. 3 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name

On my expanding heart; And show, that in Jehovah's grace ICO

I share a filial part. 4 Cheer'd by a signal so divine,

Unwav’ring I believe:
Thou know'st, 1, Abba, Father, cry,
Nor can thy word deceive.
HYMN 46.

Second Part. L. M.
Our Father and our Saviour are in Heaven.

HF "DESCEND from heav'n, immortal Dove

Stoop down and take us on thy wings; And mount and bear us far above

The reach of these inferior things ; 2 Beyond, beyond this lower ský,

Up where eternal ages roll,
Where solid pleasures never die,
And fruits immortal feast the soul.

[ocr errors]



[ocr errors]




[ocr errors]


[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

3 O for a sight, a blissful sight

Of our almighty Father's throne !
There sits the Saviour crown’d with light,

Cloth'd in a body, like our own.
4 Adoring saints around him stand,

While thrones and pow'rs before him fall;
And God shines gracious thro' the man,

And sheds sweet glories on them all.
5 O what amazing joys they feel,

While to their golden harps they sing,
And sit on ev'ry heav'nly hill,

And spread the triumphs of their King ! 6 When shall the day, dear Lord, appear,

That I shall mount, to dwell above,
And stand, and bow, and worship there,
And view thy face, and sing, and love?
HYMN 46.

Third Part. C. M.
Rejoicing in God our Father.
COME shout aloud the Father's grace,

And sing the Saviour's love :
Soon shall you join the glorious theme

In loftier strains above.
2 God, the eternal, mighty God,

To dearer names descends :

you his treasure and his joy,
His children and his friends.
3 My Father God! and may these lips

Pronounce a name so dear!
Not thus could heay'n's sweet harmony

Delight my listning ear.
4 Thanks to my God for ev'ry gift

His bounteous hands bestow;
And thanks eternal for that love
Whence all those comforts flow.

[ocr errors][ocr errors]







I shall be cloth'd in robes divine,
And made forever blest.
HYMN 38. Third Part. L. M.

The eternal Sabbath.
I THINE earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love ;

But there's a nobler rest above :
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;
Nor groans shall mingle with the songs,

Which warble from immortal tongues. 3 No rude alarms of raging foes,

No cares to break the long repose ;
No midnight shade, no clouded sun;

But sacred, high, eternal noon. 4 O long-expected day! begin

Dawn on these realms of woe and sin:
Fain would we leave this weary road,
And sleep in death, to rest with God.
HYMN 39.

First Part. L. M.

The fifth command.
GREAT source of order, Maker wise !

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 ;
And let superiors also do

What's right by each inferior too. 3 To thee may each united house,

At morn and night present its vows ;
O may each family proclaim
The honours of thy glorious name!



I Th



ITH st abor:


[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]


HYMN 39. Second Part. C. M.

Horrour to magistrates.
LN ETERNAL sov’reign of the sky,

And Lord of all below; 3

We mortals to thy majesty

Our first obedience owe.
2 Our souls adore thy throne supreme ;

And bless thy providence,
For magistrates of various name,

Our glory and defence.
the plat.
the sun
3 Where laws and liberty combine

To make the nation bless'd; El tong

There magistrates with lustre shine,

And states are govern'd best.
4 Nations on firm foundations stand,

While virtue finds reward ;
And sinners perish from the land,

By justice and the sword.
5 To magistrates be honour paid,

To laws obedience shown ;
But consciences and souls were made
To be the Lord's alone.
HYMN 39.

Third Part. C. M.
The anxiety of pious parents for their children.
THO' parents

may in cov’nant be,
And have their heav'n in view
They are unhappy, till they see

Their children happy too.
2 Their hearts with inward anguish bleed,

When all attempts prove vain,
To save their race from paths, that lead

To everlasting pain.
3 They warn, indulge, correct, beseech,

While tears in torrents flow; o!

and sa

[ocr errors]

h Gul LIVE


re the




[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »