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4 Being of the favour'd number,

Whom the SAVIOUR calls his own, 'Tis not meet that we should slumber, We to whom his grace is known: This should be his people's aim: Still to glorify his name.

269. Exhorted to Watchfulness. 7s. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.-ROMANS xiii. 11, 12.

DARKNESS overspreads us here,
But the night wears fast away;
Jacob's Star will soon appear,
Leading on eternal day!

2 Now 'tis time to rouse from sleep,
Trim our lamps and stand prepar'd;
For our Lord strict watch to keep,
Lest he find us off our guard.

3 Let his people courage take;
Bear with a submissive mind
All they suffer for his sake;
Rich amends they soon will find.
4 He will wipe away their tears,
Near himself appoint their lot;
All their sorrows, pains, and fears,
Quickly then will be forgot.

5 Though already sav'd by grace,
From the time we first believ'd;
Yet, while sin and war have place,
We have but in part receiv'd:

6 Still we for salvation wait:
Every hour it nearer comes!
Death will break the prison gate,
And admit us to our homes.
7 [Sinners, what can you expect?
You, who now the SAVIOUR dare;
Break his laws, his grace reject!
You must stand before his bar!

8 Tremble, lest he say, "Depart!"
Oh the horrors of that sound!
Lord, make ev'ry careless heart
Seek thee while thou may'st be found.]

270. Glorying in the Cross of Christ. 112th.

But GOD forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.-GAL. vi. 14.

Or how

REDEEMER! whither should I flee, escape the wrath to come? The weary sinner flies to thee,

For shelter from impending doom: Smile on me, gracious Lord, and show Thyself the friend of sinners now!

2 Beneath the shadow of thy cross

The heavy-laden soul finds rest; I would esteem the world but dross, So I might be of CHRIST possess'd! I'd seek my ev'ry joy in thee, For thou art life and light to me.

3 Close to the ignominious tree,

JESUS! myhumbledsoul would cleave! Despis'd and crucified with thee,

With thee resolv'd to die and live:
This pray'r and this ambition mine,
Living and dying to be thine.

4 There fasten'd to the sacred wood
By holy love's resistless chain,
And life deriving from thy blood
Never to wander wide again,
There, may I bow my suppliant knee,
And own no other Lord but thee!

271. Grateful for Salvation." C. M.

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our GOD.-PSALM xl. 1 to 3.

ARISE, my soul, my joyful powers,
And triumph in my Gon!

Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim
His glorious grace abroad.

2 He brought me from the fearful pit,
The gates of death and hell;
Secur'd my goings in his path,
My lips his praises tell."

3 The arms of everlasting love
Beneath my soul be plac'd;
And on the Rock of Ages set
My sliding footsteps fast.

4 The city of my blest abode
Is wall'd around with grace:
Salvation for a bulwark stands,
To shield the sacred place.

5 Satan may vent his sharpest rage,
And all his legions roar;
Almighty mercy guards my life,
And bounds his furious power.

6 Arise, my soul! awake, my voice,
And tunes of pleasure sing;
Loud Hallelujahs shall address
My SAVIOUR and my King,

272 Living by Faith. C.M.

I am crucified with CHRIST: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but CHRIST liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of GOD, who loved me, and gave himself for me.-GAL. ii. 20.

JESUS, while in this mortal flesh
I hold my frail abode,

Still would my spirit rest on thee,
Its SAVIOUR, and its God.

2 Daily by faith on thee I live,

'Midst all my griefs and snares; And death, encounter'd in thy sight, No form of horror wears.

3 Yes, thou hast lov'd this sinful worm,
Hast giv'n thyself for me:
Hast bought me from eternal death,
Nail'd to the bloody tree,

4 LORD, on thy cross 1 fix mine eyes,
Then raise them to thy seat;
O may thy love dissolve my soul
At its REDEEMER's feet.

5 Be dead, my heart, to wordly charms,
Be dead to every sin;
And tell the loudest foes without,
That JESUS reigns within.

6 My life with his connected stands,
Nor asks a surer ground:

Secure he keeps me in his arms,
In him my all is found.

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