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And rising thence, their hopes he raised|

To everlasting day ! ; Then joyfully, while life we have,

To Christ, our life, we'll sing, Where is thy victory, O grave 2

“And where, O death, thy sting 2*


'hrist's Commission to
- St. Matt. chap. x.

^ O forth, ye Heralds, in my name,

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he glorious Jubilee proclaim, Where'er the human race is found. The joyful news to all impart, And teach them where salvation lies; With care bind up the broken heart, And wipe the tears from weeping eyes. Be wise as serpents where you go, But barmless as the peaceful dove, nd let your heaven-taught conduct show That ye're commission'd from above. Freely from me ye have received, Freely, in love, to others give; hus shall your doctrines be believed, And, by your labours, sinners live.

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SET FORTH IN GENERAL convention, 1808.

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e Coming and Office of Christ. Luke, iv. 18, 19.

[AR K the glad sound, the Saviour comes, The Saviour promised long! every heart prepare a throne, und every voice a song. In him the spirit, largely pour’d, :xerts his sacred fire; sdom and might, and zeal and love, (is holy breast inspire. [e comes, the prisoners to release, n satan’s bondage held, gates of brass before him burst, he iron fetters yield.

5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of his grace,
To enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven’s eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

The Blessedness of Gospel Times; or, the


1 8, &c.
. O preach my Gospel,” saith the
G Lord, pel,
‘Bid the whole earth my grace receive;
* Explain to them my sacred Word,
* Bill them believe, obey, and live!
2 * I'll make my great commission
‘And ye shall prove my Gospel true,
“By all the works that I have dome,
“And all the wonders ye shall do.
3 : Go heal the sick, go raise the dead,
* Go cast out devils in my name;
“Nor let my Prophets be afraid,
* Though Greeks reproach, and Jews
4 * While thus ye follow my commands,
“I’m with you till the world shall end;
“All power is trusted in my hands;
‘I can destroy, and can defend.”
5 He spake, and light shone round his
head; -
On a bright cloud to heaven he rode;
They to the farthest nations spread
The grace of their ascended God.


Revelation of Christ to Jews and on.
tiles. Isa. v. 2, 7–10. Matt. xiii. 16, 17

OW.beauteous are their feet
Who stand on Zion's hill;

Who bring salvation on their tongues,

And words of peace reveal?

te comes, from thickest films of vice |2 How charming is their voice!

'o clear the mental ray;
i on the eyes oppress'd with night,
'o pour celestial day.

How sweet their tidings are:

* Zion, behold thy Saviour-King,

“He reigns and triumphs here.”

The same Commission, from St. Mark, . xvi. 15, &c. and from St. Matt. xxviii.

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E dies! the Friend of sinners dies! Lo! Salem's daughters weep around! A solemn darkness veils the skies! A sudden trembling shakes the ground ! 2 Come saints, and drop a tear or two For him who groan'd beneath your load; He shed a thousand drops for you, A thousand drops of richer blood! 3 Here's love and grief beyond degree! The Lord of glory dies for men : But lo! what sudden joys we see : Jesus, the dead, revives again! 4. The rising God forsakes the tomb: Up to his Father's court he flies; Cherubic legions guard him home, And shout him welcome to the skies! 5 Broor your tears, ye saints, and te How high our great Deliverer reigns; Sing how he spoil'd the hosts of hell, And led the tyrant death in chains! 6 Say, “Live for ever, glorious King, • Born to redeem, instruct, and save!” Then ask—' 0 death, where is thy sting !

“And where thy victory, O grave!”

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And they shall praise a 8 O may thy love inspire

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-ow long, thou faithful God, shall I
Here in thy ways forgotten lie :

when shall the means of healing be
The channels of thy grace to me?
2. Sinners on every side step in,
And wash away their pain and sin;
But I, an helpless sin-sick soul,
still lie expiring at the pool.
5Thou covenant-angel, swiftcome down,
ro-day thine own appointments crown;
Thy power into the means infuse,
And give them now their sacred use.
# Thou seest me lying at the pool,
f would, thou know'st I would be
! whole;
D let the troubled waters move,
And minister thy healing love.

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That my load of sin were gone! O that I could at last submit, At Jesus’ feet to lay it down! To lay my soul at Jesus’ feet! * Rest for my sou! I long to find; saviour of all, if mine thou art, 3ive me thy meek and lowly mind, And stamp thine image on my heart. I}reak off the yoke of inbred sin, And fully set my spirit free; I cannot rest, till pure within, Tili I am wholly lost in thee. | Fain would I learn of thee, my God; Thy light and easy burden prove, Fre cross, all stain'd with hallow'd blood, The labour of thy dying love. I would; but thou must give the power; My heart from every sin release;

3ring near, bring near the joyful hour,

fill me with thy perfect peace.

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Ho. helpless guilty nature lies,
Unconscious of its load! -
The heart unchanged can never rise
To happiness and God.
2 The will perverse, the passions blind,
In paths of ruin stray:
Reason debased can never find.
The safe, the narrow way. . . . . .
3 Can aught beneath a power divine
The stubborn will subduef
'Tis thine, Almighty Saviour, thine
To form the heart anew.
4 'Tis thine the passions to recall,
And upwards bid them rise;
And make the scales of error fall
From reason's darken'd eyes.
5 To chase the shades of death away,
And bid the sinner live!
A beam of heaven, a vital ray,
'Tis thime alone to give.
6 O change these wretched hearts of
ours, -
And give them life divine!
Then shall our passions and our powers,
Almighty Lord, be thine.

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LAS, what hourly dangers rise!
What snares beset my way!
To heaven, O let ame list my eyes,
And hourly watch and pray.
2 How § my mournful thoughts com-
And melt in flowing tears! . .
My weak resistanee, ah, how vaia!
How strong my foes and fears!
3 O gracious God, in whom I live,
My feeble efforts aid;
IIelp me to watch, and pray, and strive,
Though trembling and afraid.
4 Increase my faith, increase my hope,
When foes and fears prevail;
And bear my fainting spirit up,
Or soon my strength will fail.
5 Whene'er temptations fright my heart,
Or lure my feet aside,
My God, thy powerful aid impart,

Ror let thy chariot-wheels delay;

in my poor heart, appear;

a- y God, my Saviour, come away!

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The Necessity of renewing Grace. * *

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2 Sorrow, and pain, and every eare,
And discord there shall cease;
And perfect joy, and love sincere,
Adorn the realms of peace.
3 The soul from sin for ever free,
Shall mourn its power no more;
But, clothed in spotless purity,
Redeeming love adore.
4 There, on a throne (how dazzling
bright )
Th’ exalted Saviour shines;
And beams ineffable delight
On all the heavenly minds.
5 There shall the followers of the Lamb
Join in immortal songs;
And endless honours to his name
Employ their tuneful tongues.
6 Lord, tune our hearts to praise and
Our feeble notes inspire;
Till in thy blissful courts above,
We join th' Angelic choir.
Heavenly Joy on Earth.

OME, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.
2 The sorrows of the mind
Be banish’d from this place;
Religion never was design'd
To make our pleasures less.
3 Let those refuse to sing
That never knew our God,
But favorites of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad.
4. The God that rules on high,
And thunders when he please,
That rides, upon the stormy sky,
And manages the seas:
5 This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our love;
He shall send down his heavenly powers
To carry us above.
6 There shall we see his face,
And never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his grace
• Drink endless pleasures in.
7 Yes, and before we rise
To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
Shotild constant joys create.
8 The men of grace have found
Glory begun below ;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground,
From faith and hope may grow.
9 The hill of Sion yields
A thousand sacred sweets,
Before wereach the heavenly fields,
oo: walk the golden streets.
i o: let our songs abound,
every tear be dry;

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: Life is the hour that God hath given
To 'scape from hell, and fly to heaven;
The day of grace, and mortals may
Secure the blessings of the day.
The living know that they must die;
3ut all the dead forgotten lie;
Their mem'ry and their sense is gone,
Alike unknowing and unknown.
| Their hatred and their love is lost,
Their envy bury'd in the dust;
They have no share in all that's done
Beneath the circuit of the sum.
Then what my thoughts design to do,
My hands, with all your might pursue;
Since no device or work is found,
Nor faith, nor hope, beneath the ground.
; There are no acts of pardon past
In the cold grave to which we haste;
But darkness, death, and long despair,
Reign in etermal silence there.

Hym N XLIII. INVITING. The Goodness of God. Nahum, i. 7.

E. humble souls, approach your God | With songs of sacred praise, For he is good, supremely good, f And kind are all his ways. : All mature owns his guardian care, | In him we live and move; But nobier benefits declare | The wonders of his love. ; He gave his Son, his only Son, | To ransom rebel worms; , ris here he makes his goodness known In its diviner forms. To this dear refuge, Lord, we come, *Tis here our hope relies; A safe defence, a peaceful home, When storms of trouble rise. Thine eye beholds, with kind regard, The souls who trust in thee; "heir humble hope thou wilt reward, with bliss divinely free. Great God, to thy Almighty love, What honours shall we raise! Not all th’ angelic songs above can render equal praise. HYMN XLIV. - Morning Hymn. WAKE, my soul, and with the sun A. Thy daily course of duty run; hake off dull sloth, and early rise 'o pay thy morning sacrifice. Redeem thy mispent time that’s past; .ive this day, as if 'twere thy last: * improve thy talents take due care; Gainst the great day thyself prepare. | Let all thy converse be sincere, by conscience as the noon-day clear: ‘hink how th'all-seeing God, thy ways And all thy secret thoughts, surveys.

4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart, And with the angels bear thyi. Who all night long unwearied sing Glory to thee, eternal King. . 5 I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir; May your devotion me inspire; That I like you my age may spend, Like you may on my God attend. 6 May I like you in God delight, Have all day long my God in sight; Perform like you my Maker's will: G! may I never more do ill. 7 Glory to thee, who safe has kept, And hast refresh'd me while I slept: Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, I may of endless life partake. 8 Lord, I my vows to thee renew; Scatter my sins as morning dew ; Guard #. first spring of thought and will, And with thyself my spirit fill. 9 Direct, control, suggest this day, All I design, or do, or say; That all my powers, with all their might, In thy sole glory may unite. 10 Pro God, from whom all blessings ow,. Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye angelic host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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LORY to thee, my God, this night, For all the blessings of the light: Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, Under thy own Almighty wings. 2. Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, The ills that I this day have done; That with the world, myself, and thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 8 Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed; Teach me to die, that so I may Triumphing rise at the last day. 4 O may my soul on thee repose, And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close; Sleep, that may me more vigorous, make, To serve my God, when I awake. 5. When in the might I sleeplesslie, My soul with heavenly thoughts supply: Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, No powers of darkness me molest. 6. Let my blest guardian, while Isleep, Close to my bed his vigils keep; Divine love into me instil, . . . . štop all the avenues of iii. . . . . 7 Thought to thought with my soul converse, . . .

Celestial joys to me rehearse;

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