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And saints and angels join to sing
The growing empire of their king.

S. M.
318. The Song of the Saved on Earth.
I FROM Egypt's bondage come,

Where death and darkness reign,
We seek a new, a better home,

Where we our rest shall gain. 2 To Canaan's sacred bound,

We haste with songs of joy,
Where peace and liberty are found,

And sweets that never cloy. 3 There sin and sorrow cease,

And every conflict 's o'er :
There we shall dwell in endless peace,

Nor thirst nor hunger more. 4 There, in celestial strains,

Enraptured myriads sing;
And love in every bosom reigns,

For God himself is king.
5 We hope to join the throng,

And soon their pleasures share :
To sing the everlasting song,

With all the ransomed there. 6 How sweet the prospect is!

It cheers the pilgrim's breast;
We're journeying through the wilderness,

To our eternal rest.

L. M.
319. A Youth, seeking heavenly Wisdom.
1 I ASK not wealth, nor pomp, nor power,

Nor fleeting pleasures of an hour:
My soul aspires to nobler things

Than all the pride and state of kings.
2 One thing I ask ;-Lord! wilt thou hear,

And grant my soul a gift so dear ?-
Wisdom, descending from above,

The sweetest token of thy love:
3 Wisdom, betimes to know the Lord,

To fear his name, and keep his word;

To lead my feet in paths of truth,

And guide and guard my wandering youth. 4 Then shouldst thou grant a length of days,

My life shall still proclaim thy praise;
Or early death my soul convey
To realms of everlasting day.

H. M. 320.

Renouncing the World. 1 COME, my fond fluttering heart !

Come, struggle to be free;
Thou and the world must part,

However hard it be:
My trembling spirit owns it just,

But cleaves yet closer to the dust. 2 Ye tempting sweets! forbear;

Ye dearest idols ! fall;
My love ye must not share,

Jesus shall have it all :
'T is bitter pain,-'t is cruel smart,

But, ah! thou must consent, my heart. 8 Ye fair enchanting throng !

Ye golden dreams! farewell!
Earth

has prevailed too long,
And now I break the spell :
Farewell, ye joys of early years !
Jesus ! forgive these parting tears.
4 In Gilead there is balm,

A kind Physician there,
My fevered mind to calm,

And bid me not despair :
Aid me, dear Saviour! set me free;

My all I would resign to thee. 5 Oh! may I feel thy worth,

And let no idol dare,-
No vanity of earth,

With thee, my Lord ! compare:
Now bid all worldly joys depart,
And reign supremely in my heart.

CHRISTIAN.

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321.

Rejoicing in Jesus.
I NOW begin the heavenly theme,
Sing aloud in Jesus' name;
Ye, who his salvation prove,

Triumph in redeeming love.
2 Ye, who see the Father's grace

Beaming in the Saviour's face,
As to Canaan on ye move,

Praise, and bless redeeming love.
3 Mourning souls ! dry up your tears ;

Banish all your sinful fears;
See your guilt and curse remove,-

Cancelled by redeeming love.
4 Welcome all, by sin oppressed, -

Welcome to his sacred rest!
Nothing brought him from above,

Nothing but redeeming love.
5 Hither, then, your music bring;

Strike aloud each joyful string;
Mortals ! join the hosts above,

Join to praise redeeming love.
6 When his Spirit leads us home,

When we to his glory come,
We shall all the fulness prove
Of the Lord's redeeming love.

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Joyful Hope.
I KNOW, my soul! thy full salvation ;

Rise o'er sin, and fear and care,
Joy to find, in every station,

Something still to do or bear :
Think, what spirit dwells within thee;

Think, what Fatber's smiles are thine;
Think, what Jesus did to win thee;-
Child of heaven! canst thou repino?

2 Haste thee on from grace to glory,

Armed with faith, and winged with prayer ;
Heaven's eternal day's before thee,

God's own hand shall guide thee there:
Soon shall close thine earthly mission,

Soon shall pass thy pilgrim-days;
Hope shall change to glad fruition, -
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

S. M. 323.

Salvation by Grace.
I GRACE!-t is a charming sound,

Harmonious to the ear;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived the way

To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display,

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God,
4 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

C. M. 324.

Filial Obedience.
I GRACE, like an uncorrupted seed,

Abides and reigns within ;
Immortal principles forbid

The sons of God to sin.
2 Not by the terrors of a slave

Do they perform his will;
But, with the noblest powers they have,

His sweet commands fulfill.
3 They find access, at every hour,

To God, within the veil;
Hence they derive a quickening power,

And joys that never fail.

4 Oh! happy souls !-Oh! glorious state

Of overflowing grace, -
To dwell so near their Father's seat,

And see his lovely face.
5 Lord! I address thy heavenly throne ;

Call me a child of thine;
Send down the Spirit of thy Son

To form my heart divine.
6 There shed thy choicest love abroad,

And make my comforts strong;
Then shall I say,-- My Father,

God !"
With an unwavering tongue.

C. M.
325. Faith encouraged by ancient Examples.
1 RISE, O my soul! pursue the path,

By ancient worthies trod;
Aspiring, view those holy men,

Who lived and walked with God.
2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear,

And in example live;.
Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds,

Still fresh instruction give. 3 'T was through the Lamb's most precious blood,

They conquered every foe;
And to his power and matchless grace,

Their crowns of life they owe. 4 Lord ! may I ever keep in view

The patterns thou hast given;
And ne'er forsake the blessed road,

That led them safe to heaven.

L. M. 326.

Salvation through Christ.
I NOW, to the power of God supreme

Be everlasting honors given;
He saves from hell,—we bless his name,

He calls our wandering feet to heaven. 2 Not for our duties, or deserts,

But of his own abounding grace,
He works salvation in our hearts,
And forms a people for his praise.

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