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5. But where the Lord of grace and pow'r
Has bless'd the happy field,
How plenteous is the golden store
The deep-wrought furrows yield?

6. Father of mercies, we have need
Of thy preserving grace;

Let the same hand that gives the seed,
Provide a fruitful place.

Hymn 173. c. M.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet. Psalm cxix. 105. TOW precious is the book divine,

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By inspiration giv'n!

Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To guide our souls to heav'n.

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2. It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts In this dark vale of tears;

Life, light, and joy, it still imparts,
And quells our rising fears.

8. This lamp thro' all the tedious night
Of life shall guide our way,
Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.

1.

Hymn 174. c. M.

ADEN with guilt, and full of fears,
I fly to thee, my Lord,

And not a glimpse of hope appears,
But in thy written word.

2. The volume of my Father's grace Does all my grief assuage:

Here I behold my Saviour's face
Almost in ev'ry page.

3. This is the field where hidden lies The pearl of price unknown; That merchant is divinely wise,

Who makes the pearl his own.

4. Here consecrated water flows
To quench my thirst of sin;
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
Nor danger dwells therein.

5. This is the Judge that ends the strife,
Where wit and reason fail;
My guide to everlasting life,
Thro' all this gloomy vale.
6. Oh! may thy counsels, mighty God!
My roving feet command;
Nor I forsake the happy road
That leads to thy right hand.

2. DOCTRINAL.

Hymn 175. c. M.

God glorious and Sinners saved. Isaiah xliv. 23. ATHER, how wide thy glory shines!

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Known thro' the earth by thousand signs,
By thousands through the skies.

2. Part of thy name divinely stands
On all thy creatures writ.
They shew the labour of thine hands,
Or impress of thy feet.

3. But when we view thy strange design
To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join
In their divinest forms;

4. Here the whole Deity is known,
Nor dare a creature guess
Which of the glories brightest shone,
The justice or the grace.

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5. Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heav'nly plains;

Sweet cherubs learn Immanuel's name,
And try their choicest strains.
6. O may I bear some humble part
In that immortal song!

Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue.'

Hymn 176. c. M.

Salvation by grace. Titus iii. 4-7.

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ORD we confess our numʼrous faults, How great our guilt has been; Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, And all our lives were sin.

2. But, O my soul, for ever praise, For ever love his name,

Who turns thy feet from dang❜rous ways
Of folly, sin, and shame.

3. 'Tis not by works of righteousness
Which our own hands have done;
But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace,
Abounding through his Son.

4. 'Tis from the mercy of our God
That all our hopes begin;
'Tis by the water and the blood
Our souls are wash'd from sin.

5. 'Tis through the purchase of his death, Who hung upon the tree,

The Spirit is sent down to breathe

On such dry bones as we.

6. Rais'd from the dead, we live anew;

And justify'd by grace,
We shall appear in glory too,
And see our father's face.

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Hymn 177. s. M.

HE Lord on high proclaims
His Godhead from his throne;

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Mercy and justice are the names 66 By which I will be known."

2. "Ye dying souls that sit

"In darkness and distress, "Look from the borders of the pit "To my recov❜ring grace."

3. Sinners shall hear the sound;

Their thankful tongues shall own: "Our righteousness and strenth is found "In thee, the Lord, alone."

4. In thee shall Israel trust, And see their guilt forgiv❜n; God will pronounce believers just,

And take the saints to heav'n.

Hymn 178. c. M.

The different success of the gospel. 1. Cor. i. 23, 24, 2. Cor. ii. 16. 1. Cor. iii. 6, 7.

1.

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CHRIST and his cross are all our theme,

The that we speak

Are scandal in the Jews esteem,
And folly to the Greek.

2. But souls enlighten'd from above With joy receive the word; They

see what wisdom, pow'r and love, Shine in their dying Lord.

3. The vital savour of his name
Restores their fainting breath;
But unbelief perverts the same
To guilt, despair, and death,

4. Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like show'rs of heav'nly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.

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Hymn 179. c. M.

Regeneration. John i. 13. and iii. 3, &c.

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OT all the outward forms on earth,
Nor rites that God has giv'n,
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,
Can raise a soul to heav'n.

2. The sov'reign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace ;
Born in the image of his Son,
A new, peculiar race.

3. The Spirit, like some heav'nly wind,
Breathes on the sons of flesh;

New-models all the carnal mind,
And forms the man afresh.

4. Our quicken'd souls awake and rise
From the long sleep of death;
On heav'nly things we fix our eyes,
And praise employs our breath.

Hymn 180. c. M.

1. ATTEND, while God's exalted Son

Doth his own glories shew: "Behold I sit upon my throne," "Creating all things new."

2. "Nature and sin are pass'd away,"
"And the old Adam dies;"
"My hands a new foundation lay,”
"See the new world arise!"
3."I'll be a sun of righteousness"
"To the new heav'ns I make:"

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