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Thanks to thy name for meaner things;
6. How vain a toy is glitt❜ring wealth,
7. If I possess'd the spacious earth,
8. Let others stretch their arms like seas,
Grant me the visits of thy face,
Hymn 320. L. M.
ROM all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Redeemer's name be sung,
2. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord, Eternal truth attends thy word:
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, 'Till suns shall rise and set no more.
3. Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring,
To ev'ry land the strains belong;
VIII. THE CHRISTIAN'S BLESSINGS, SUFFERINGS, DANGER AND SAFETY.
Hymn 321. c. M.
1. WEET was the time when first I felt
2. Soon as the morn the light reveal'd,
3. In vain the tempter spread his wiles;
4. In pray'r my soul drew near the Lord,
5. Then to his saints I often spoke Of what his love had done;
But now my heart is almost broke,
6. Now when the evening shade prevails,
7. My pray'rs are now an empty noise,
I read, the promise meets my eyes,
8. Now Satan threatens to prevail,
Hymn 322. c. M.
1. ORD! what a wretched land is this,
No cheering fruits, no wholesome trees,
2. But piercing thorns through all the ground, And mortal poisons grow,
And all the rivers that are found,
3. Yet the dear path to thine abode Lies thro' this weary land;
Lord! we would keep that heav'nly road, And run at thy command.
4. Our journey is a thorny maze,
5. There on the hill of life and peace
6. Eternal glory to the king,
Who brought us safely through ; Our tongue shall never cease to sing, All endless praises due.
Hymn 323. c. M.
"HY is my heart so far from thee, My God, my chief delight? Why are my thoughts no more by day, With thee, no more by night?
2. When my forgetful soul renews
3. But ere one fleeting hour is past,
4. Then I repent and vex my soul,
5. Wretch that I am, to wander thus
Let me be fasten'd to thy cross,,
Hymn 324. c. M.
HEN in the light of faith divine We look on things below, Honour and gold, and sensual joy, How vain, and dangʼrous too? 2. Honour's a puff of noisy breath; Yet men expose their blood, And venture everlasting death, To gain that airy good..
3. Whilst others starve the nobler mind, And feed on shining dust,
They rob the serpent of his food,
4. The pleasures which allure our sense Are dang'rous snares to souls; There's but a drop of flattering sweet, And dash'd with bitter bowls.
3. God is my all-sufficient good,
Hymn 325. c. M.
Y God! the spring of all my joys,
M The life of my delights,
The glory of my brightest days,
2. In darkest shades if he appear,
3. The op'ning heav'ns around me shine
Whilst Jesus shews his heart is mine,
4. My soul would leave this heavy clay
5. Fearless of hell and ghastly death,
Hymn 326. c. M.
ENCE from my soul sad thoughts be gone And leave me to my joys: My tongue shall triumph in my God,. And make a joyful noise.
2. Darkness and doubts had veil'd my mind, And drown'd my head in tears,
'Till sov'reign grace with shining rays, Dispeli'd my gloomy fears.
3. O, what immortal joys I felt,