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2 Its pleasures now no longer please, No more content afford:

Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now I have seen the Lord.

3 As by the light of op'ning day
The stars are all conceal'd;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When JESUS is reveal'd.

4 Creatures no more divide my choice; I bid them all depart;

His name, and love, and gracious voice
Have fix'd my roving heart.

5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
And wholly live to thee:

But, may I hope that thou wilt own
A worthless worm like me?

6 Yes, though of sinners I'm the worst, I cannot doubt thy will:

For if thou hadst not lov'd me first,
I had refus'd thee still.

278. Obedient through Love. C. M.

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wnerein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.ROM. vii. 6.

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NO strength of nature can suffice,
To serve the Lord aright;
And what she has, she misapplies,
For want of clearer light,

2 How long beneath the law I lay
In bondage and distress!
I toil'd, the precept to obey;
But to'd without success.

3 Then, to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do;
Now, if I feel its power within,
I feel I hate it too.

4 Then, all my servile works were done A righteousness to raise ; Now, freely chosen in the SON,

I freely choose his ways.

5" What shall I do?" was then the word,
"That I may worthier grow?
"What shall I render to the Lord ?"
Is my inquiry now.

6 To see the law by CHRIST fulfill'd,
And hear his pard'ning voice,
Changes a slave into a child,
And duty into choice.

279. A Pilgrim. S.M.

Esteeming the reproach of CHRIST greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.-HEB. Xi. 26.

FROM Egypt lately freed
By the REDEEMER's grace,

A rough and thorny path we tread,
In hopes to see his face.

2 The flesh dislikes the way,
But faith approves it well;
This only leads to endless day,
All others lead to hell.




The promis'd land of peace
Faith keeps in constant view;
How diff'rent from the wilderness
We now are passing through!

Here often from our eyes

Clouds hide the light divine;

There we shall have unclouded skies,
Our sun will always shine.

Here griefs, and cares, and pains,
And fears distress us sore;
But there eternal pleasure reigns,
And we shall weep no more.

6 Lord, pardon our complaints,
We follow at thy call;

The joy prepar❜d for suff'ring saints,
Will make amends for all.

280. A Pilgrim. 7s.

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore GOD is not ashamed to be called their GOD; for he hath prepared for them a city.-HEB. xi. 16.

CHILDREN of the heav'nly King,
ye journey sweetly sing;


Sing our SAVIOUR's worthy praise,
Glorious in his works and ways!
2 Ye are trav❜lling home to God,
In the way the fathers trod :
They are happy now, and ye
Soon their happiness shall see.
3 0 ye banish'd seed, be glad!
CHRIST, our advocate is made!
Us to save our flesh assumes,
Brother to our souls becomes.

4 Shout, ye little flock and blest,
You on JESU's throne shall rest;
There your seat is now prepar'd,
There your kingdom and reward.
5 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand
On the borders of your land;
JESUS CHRIST, your Father's Son,
Bids you undismay'd go on.
6 Lord! obediently we'll go,
Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our leader be,
And we still will follow thee!

281. A Pilgrim and Stranger. L.M.

For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.-HEB. xiii. 14.

"WE'VE no abiding city here”— This may distress the worldling's mind, But should not cost the saint a tear, Who hopes a better rest to find.

2 ["We've no abiding city here"Sad truth were this to be our home: But let the thought our spirits cheer, "We seek a city yet to come."]

3 "We've no abiding city here"-
Then let us live as pilgrims do;
Let not the world our rest appear;
But let us rise from all below.

4 "We've no abiding city here".
We seek a city out of sight;
Zion its name the Lord is there,
It shines with everlasting light.
5 Zion! JEHOVAH is her strength!
Secure she smiles at all her foes;
And weary travellers at length,
Within her sacred walls repose.

6 Thither our course with joy we bend,
In hopes the sacred place to gain;
Where toil, and pain, and sorrow end,
And peace and love for ever reign.

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