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4. Yet earthly pleasure still hath charms,

And earthly love my bosom warms ;
Though cold my heart to love divine,
And cold, my heav'nly Lord, to thine.

5. Lord, draw my best affections hence,

Above this world of sin and sense ;
Cause them to soar beyond the skies,

And rest not, till to Thee they rise. (Jubilo.)


HYMN 25.

“ This is not your rest; because it is polluted.”

Micah ii. 10.


Oh! where shall rest be found,
Rest for the


soul ? 'Twere vain the ocean's depths to sound,

Or pierce to either pole :


The world can never give

The bliss for which we sigh ;
'Tis not the whole of life to live,

Nor all of death to die.


Beyond this vale of tears

There is a life above;
Unmeasur'd by the flight of years,

And all that life is love.


There is a death, whose pang

Outlasts the fleeting breath :
Oh! what eternal horrors hang

Around the second death !


Lord God of truth and grace,

Teach us that death to shun;
Lest we be driven from thy face,

For evermore undone.


Oh, grant our hearts' request

That we may find in Thee,
The life of perfect love, the rest

Of immortality!

HYMN 26.

And now,

Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”

Ps. xxxix. 7.

1. O LORD, how merciful art Thou !

Although of sinners I am chief,
Meekly before thy throne I bow,

In humble hope to find relief.

2. My Saviour, why should I despair,

Since for the vilest Thou didst die ?
Wilt Thou not grant my earnest prayer?

Wilt Thou not hear my secret sigh ?

3. Cleanse Thou the thoughts of my poor heart,

Help me to live to Thee alone;
Thy precious gifts of grace impart,

And take away the heart of stone.

4. Keep me from every


Preserve me from the sinner's doom ;
Guard and protect me day by day,

And save me from the wrath to come.

5. And when my spirit takes its flight,

Oh, guide it to the realms above;
To dwell among the saints in light,

Where all is joy, and all is love. (Rockingham.)

HYMN 27.

From Psalm xliii.

1. O my soul, what means this sadness ?

Wherefore art thou thus cast down?
Let thy grief be turn’d to gladness ;

Bid thy restless fears be gone.
2. What though Satan's strong temptations

Press around thee, day by day;
And thy sinful inclinations

Fill thee oft with sad dismay.
3. Though distresses now attend thee,

And thou tread the thorny road,
His right hand shall still defend thee ;

Soon He'll bring thee home to God.

HYMN 28.

“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”

Isa. xxx. 15. 1. Quiet, Lord, my froward heart,

Make me teachable and mild,
Upright, simple, free from art,
Make me as a weaned child :

From distrust and murmurs free,
Pleas’d with all that pleases Thee.

2. What Thou shalt to day provide,

Let me as a child receive;
What to morrow may betide,
Calmly to thy wisdom leave :

'Tis enough that Thou wilt care,
Why should I the burden bear?

3. As a little child relies

On a care beyond his own;
Knows he 's neither strong nor wise ;
Fears to stir a step alone;

Let me thus with Thee abide,

As my Father, Guard, and Guide. (Kelley.)


HYMN 29.

My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” Luke i. 47.

1. Saviour, source of every blessing,

Tune my heart to thankful lays,
Streams of mercy never ceasing,

Call for ceaseless songs of praise.

2. Teach me some melodious measure,

Such as sung by saints above;

soul with sacred pleasure,
While I sing redeeming love.

3. Thou didst seek me when a stranger,

Wandering from the fold of God,
Thou, to rescue me from danger,

Didst redeem me with thy blood.

4. By thy hand restor’d, defended,

Safe through life thus far I'm come;
Safe, O Lord, when life is ended,

Bring me to my heavenly home.

HYMN 30.

“ Glory to God in the highest.” Luke ii. 14.

1. Songs of praise the angels sang,

Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,
When He spake and it was done.

2. Songs of praise awoke the morn,

When the Prince of Peace was born ;
Songs of praise arose, when He

Captive led captivity.
3. Heaven and earth must pass away,

Songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth,
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

4. Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice ;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

5. Borne upon our latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death ;
And amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise our powers employ.


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