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My simple, upright heart prepare,
And guide my words ariglit. . Control my ev'ry thought;
My whole of sin reinove;
Let all be wrought in love. 3 O arm me with the mind,
Meek Lamb, that was in thee.!
With perfect charity.
Let me enforce thy call;
Which offers life to all. 5 O may I love like thee!
In all thy footsteps tread; Thou hatest all iniquity,
But nothing thou hast made. 60) may I learn the art,
With meekness to reprove!
But still the sinner love.
L. M. 563. The Pastor's wish for lu's People.
Phil. iv. 1. 1 MY Y brethren, from my heart belov'd,
Whose welfare fills my daily care, My present joy, niy future crown,
The word of exhortation hear. 2 Stand fast upon the solid rock
Of the Redeemer's righteousness:
And practise what your lips profess.
Shall bid your bodies, mean and vile,
In his all-glorious image risc.
To him inviolably cleave;
Nor let hiin less than all receive.
Whose soul desires not yours, but you;
Acts xx. 26, 27.
It was a weeping day:
And wip'd their tears away.
Secure no more to part;
And pleasure fills each heart.
Their children soon shall meet;
And worship at his feet.
'Though oft and plainly warn'd, Will tremble when they meet again
The ministers they scorn’d.
If any perish here;
Shall stand approv'd and clear.
Is not their utmost view;
ORDINATION AND LICENSUNR.
(430.). L. M. 565. At the ordination or setilement of a
minister. " THUS spake the Saviour, when he sent
His ministers to preach his word; They through the world obedient went,
And spread the gospel of their Lord. 2 “Go forth, ye heralds, in my name;
Bid the whole earth my grace receive; The gospel jubilee proclaim,
And call them to repent and live. 3 “ The joyful news to all impart,
And teach them where salvation lies; Bind up the broken, bleeding heart,
And wipe the tear from weeping eyes. * “ Be wise as serpents where you go,
But harmless as the peaceful dove; And let your heav'n-taught conduct show,
That you're commission'd from above. 5 “ Freely from me ye have receiv'd;
Freely in love to others give;
And by your labour sinners live.” 0 Happy those servants of the Lord,
Who thus their Master's will obey
Reserv'd until the final day!
L. M. 566. The Institution of a Gospel Ministry from
Christ. Eph. iv. 8. 11, 12.
Smile on our homage and our vows;
2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
royal bounties flow. 3 Hence sprung th' Apostles' honour'd nama,
Sacred beyond heroic fame;
'Midst all the rage of hell they stand. 5 So shall the bright succession run
Through the last courses of the sun;
Shall rise and flourish large and fair:
The spring whence all these blessings flow;
C. M. 567.
Watching for Souls in the View of the
great Account. Heb. xii. 17. ET Zion's watchmen all awake, Now let them from the mouth of God
Their solemn charge receive. 2 Tis not a cause of small import
T'he pastor's care demands;
And fill'd a Saviour's hands. 8 They watch for souls, for which the Lord
Did heavenly bliss forego;
4 All to the great tribunal haste,
Th’account to render there;
Lord, how shall we appear?
Their own Redecmer see;
That they may watch for thee. 568.
(451.) L. M.
Succession of ministers. 1 VREAT Lord of Angels! we adore The grace
that builds thy courts below; And, 'midst ten thousand sons of light
Stoops to regard what mortals do' 2 Amidst the wastes of time and death,
Successive pastors thou dost raise,
And form a people for thy praise.
Thy servants join th' angelic band, With them through distant worlds they fly,
With them before thy presence stand. $0 blest employment! glorious hope!
Sweet lenitive of grief and care!
And all their joys and honours share? 3 Yet while these labours we pursue,
Tho' distant from thy heav'nly throne,
And half their heav'n shall here be known
L. M. 569.
Prayer for Ministers,
Attentive to our earnest prayer;