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For boundless is his Clemency, 2. His Manhood thou hadít richly Beyond all your infirmity :
fillid; Hefaw our wants, perceiv'd our case, Which does eternal grace-streams
And did what needful was; yield, Whileye have Being, give him praise. Dispens'd now thro'thy Stewardship: 3. Eternal Elience, praise to thee, His righteousness cloaths us his sheep. Who us exalt'st, thro' mercy free, 3. Thou know'rt where all th'elect Unto thine own Felicity,
Hall. Thou doft each one invite and bid, Let Lauds, resound from heaven's Chriit's Righteousness to hoft,
point'it out, From Land and fea, thro' ev'ry coaft; Set'st their salvation out of doubt. The present Theme deserves them 4. Thou with thy Oil of joyfulness mott,
Anoint'lt their inmost soul's recess,
Hall. So that th'effects thine in their ways, The Father gave his only Son, By Word and Deed, unto thy praise. Penance to do, and to atone
5. To the Beginners giv'it thou Foros ; and then from death's strong growth ; band
To th'weak, a Warrior's mind in Rais'd him, that till the end He us might save, bless and defend. To the strong, Confiancy till th’End; 4. Thou worthy Saviour, Chrift the To th'constant
, joys at God's right Lord!
hand. Who from the Dead art now restord, 6. Thy Work how marvellous it is, 'Gaint Satan Aid to us afford, Displaying grace and strength like
wise Defend us from his ev'ry snare,
On ev'ry chosen Child of Love, Who, as thy friends and Houshola Who Temples all unto God prove !
dear, To thee alone devoted are,
1. Ather of Jesus our Lord,
And ours too by free Accordi Help thon, nor leave us fatherless.
Who us daily haft upheld !
To thee Thanks and praise we yield: 262.
2. Small and
great, grant that we May know Hiin alone and Thee,
And eternal life may rcap; boecbitter troit, Deiliger Beit.
In the lov'd One us accept.
What kinduels on us thou Father's !mage, very God, befow't ;
His co-equal Excellence, Thou Pledge of our salvation, Whose bleft Being did ne'er como By€hrift unto his Church len: down! mence!
4. (In the Godhead is no date, Ministring Spirits ;
Who Life inherît.
is fair, tender, glorious,
Of noble presence,
Nature didit restore: Their goodness notorious ;
Quick as wind and mighty ;
Chaste, true and loving. Of like Might and Godhead true !
5. Of th"holy Angels Our old nature o renew.
Are many legions,
Thousand times thousand 7. Fill our mind with due Respect, 'That thy Word we ne'er neglect ;
Sing in Heav'ns regions :
Fore God they're standing, Us anoint with pow'r from thee;
Viewing him, and doing Thy Communion with us be.
What he's commanding. 8. Sanctify us so, and lead,
6. These hofts of Heroes That we the right paths may tread, Chrift the Lord have praised ; Cover'd with Christ's righteousness,
They, by songs glorious Till we reach eternal Bliss.
His Birth abroad blazed : 9. Three-one Majesty divine !
In his Temptation To this pray'r thine ear incline,
They serv'd him, and also Wherein we invoke thy Name ;
In his dire Paffion. Say Amen unto the same.
7. As he victorious 264.
Into Heav'n ascended,
His triumph glorious
Th'Angels foon attended ;
And it declaring,
They told of his second
8. While now enthroned Thankfully make mention ;
He sits, and th'elected,
Whose Head he's owned,
By him are protected ;
They exalt and praise him
9. By th’Head of Churches With many Gifts blessed,
Joy to them is given :
Who peace did purchase
On earth and in heaven ;
And of their Station 3. The Angels nature
Unto them hath given
10. Thro' They are all employed
10. Thro' this Mediator
4. She could not want for ought in Up and down is moving
so glorious plenty, Each angel-creature:
Yet the thought God's great gifts but To his Members loving
scanty ; Their Miniftration
On God's Adversary's instigation Does bring gifts, refreshment
Luftful and unbelieving she held conAnd consolation.
sultation. 11. Their heart rejoyces
5. Glory's defire, the fruit of UnbeWhen the Church is blefled ;
lief 's distraction, Satan's devices
Did cause at last th'ungrateful A&tion : Are by them reprefied,
Her heart consented to it, she did His wiles detected,
gaze, That the Lord's elected
And Luft, fin's cursed Mother, Be not infected :
brought forth that Axt so base. 12. They do direct us
6. Man is by Nature spoild throughIn God's Ways; defend us,
out, full of corruption, Rule and protect us,
And we have all caught the infection, And always attend us,
Which is that dreadful infatuation, They're gladly caring
An inborn and an universal DepraFor our soul and Body,
vation. No trouble sparing.
7. Instead of Wisdom, holy Righte
ousness and Kindness, 265.
Is come terrible dismal Blindness, Ach Gott, wie goth ift, &c. Un-uprightness, Uncleanness, fear
fulness, God! how needful is’stoMan. Sin, Shame, a guilty conscience, with to know his nature,
all that's vile and base. That he is a corrupted Creature? This drives the heart to God with 8. With all this God made them both
before his face appear, contrition : Let's ponder then our Origin and And held with them his Judgment
severe, poor condition. 2. Man's pow'r to chuse that which is And thereby he fulfill'd his justice
great, good, to hate what's evil,
(Though at the same time his Mercy Is greatly weaken'd by the Devil,
he could not forget.) Thro' his poison'd words and lies fo spiteful,
9. Instead of God Almighty's blessing,
Curse befel them, Whereby his cunning cheated Man
He did from Paradise expel them. in manner frightful.
He, whom Lord of the World God 3. Soon as he observ'd the Woman's
did intend, inward back-shrinking,
Was now in dull misery the BondHe set her more strongly on think
Nave of the fiend. ing; Promis d great Knowledge,imposing 10.Lord God Father, Lord thou Lover
of human Nature, on her, Inspir'd her with desire to be like Doom not to ruin Man, thy creature!
DeGod in honour.
Deliver us from sin's distress and load, 6. The Lights first consequence
With Obedience lowly,
From heart's ground, and free
From false pravity.
7. Love likewise is display'd, Form'd the human Species,
Which would its neighbour aid, With robes of light endow'd,
To none grief occasion :, And ornaments most precious.
To Governors is paid But alas! aur Fall
Grateful and due submission ; Here in Misery's vale,
Towards human Race Loft and blotted all.
Is Mewn Friendliness,
Meekness, love of Peace. 2. This image in his Word
8. Pureness of Heart withal: God did at least record, Till it once more glorious
With Temperance's wall
All life's steps inclosing i
Frugal, tho' liberal,
Modestly God's gifts usingi
With Truth innermos, Did new Life begin,
Faithful too and just To the praise divine.
To each neighbour's trust. 3. The Spirit's hidden Might, Join'd with the Gospel-light,
9. Grace thus the heart doth draw Our hearts clear doth render;
In liking to God's Law, So that we with delight
With good Thoughts replenish, Can gaze upon his Splendor,
Yea helps, those ftamina And are form'd thereby
By Word and Deed to finish :
For each Limb's endu'd
With a promptitude
Unto all that's good. 4. Resemblance of our Lord Is then in is procur'd
10. This is that Image fair,
Which to the Lord is dear,
Being his Blood's honour;
Begun, increasing here,
Above, than the sun, stronger.
Keep, Lord ! in thy School,
Spirit, Body, Soul,
Till thy Advent, whole!
ev'ry faithful child The Law is thus fulfillid :
From the Heart's condition,
6. Their Memorial is green, 267.
And not transitory;
Since writ in God's Book, wherein Liebet Gott, D lieben leur. He reads their life's story :
He was privy to their tears,
His Urn's therewith filled ;
Some of them have spilled.
7. Thro' much Tribulation Own, how wondrous he doch lead
Into jay they enter'd ; In this Vale of sorrow
'Midit great hardships to go on, His own Saints, who by his aid
Strong in hope, they ventur'd. Are to Bliss brought thorough.
In the Lamb's pure Blood all o'er
They have walh'd their Garment; 2. Seeing all mankind became
Chearful now to stand before
Him, is their preferment,
8.Cloath'd in vestments inowy white, Therefore the all-gracious God
Palms, a mark triumphal, (So his bowels burned)
In their hands; their heart's delight To us under Sin's hard load
Fears henceforth no downfal: With Affiftance turned.
They're from Thirft and Hunger
free 3. And thro' Christ his dearest Son,
Now, and from disaster ;
For our God the Lamb will be
Himself their kind Pastor.
Chrift hath us invited
To the self-fame Happiness,
Where those Saints are seated :
Let us tread the narrow Path 4. As unto such treasures them
Which to life doth carry, He in love had chosen,
Not unfruitful in the Faith,
While on earth we tarry.
Conversation, To believe in Chrilt the Lord, Which to regulate our Walk Who their fickness healed.
Serves on each occasion ;
Let us in cur body bear 5. These are they, on whom's
Still about his Dying,
That his Life lodge also there,
Till we deathless spy him.
11. Let us now and then review For this world too good, their love Just ones, who before us, Was with hate requited ;
On the Stage where we tread now, А
Have been found victorious ;