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3. Be thou, O Rock of Ages, nigh!
So shall each murm'ring thought be gone! And grief, and fear, and care shall fly,
As clouds before the mid-day sun. 4. Speak to my warring passions : “ Peace ;"
Say to my troubled heart: “ Be still :". Thy pow'r my strength and fortress is,
For all things serve thy sov'reign will. 5. O death! where is thy sting? where now,
Thy boasted victory, O grave ? " Who shall contend with God? or who
Can hurt whom God delights to save ?
V. THE FALL AND TEMPTATION OF
Hymn 157. c. M. 1. D ACKWARD with humble shame we look
D On our original ;
In our first father's fall!
But prone to all that's ill ;
How obstinate our will !
Will all the branches be :
From such a deadly tree?
Can make our nature clean,
The tempter, death and sin.
3. The second Adam shall restore
The ruins of the first; Hosanna to that sov'reign pow'r . That new-creates our dust!
I Hymn 158. c. M.
VV Here at thy feet, my God, - My passion, pride, and discontent,
And vile ingratitude.
So false as mine has been ;
So prone to every sin ! ,
Are holy, just, and true ;
Is his most righteous due.
And all her words approve:
And harder yet to love.
These struggles in my breast?
And give my conscience rest ? '* 6. Break, sov’reign grace, o break the charm,
And set the captive free :
And haste to rescue me.
Hymn 159. C. M.
Infects our vital blood:
And the physician God.
2. Our beauty and our strength are fed,
And we draw near to death :
With his almighty breath.
The passions burn and rage,
The inward fire assuage. 4. The man, possess'd among the tombs
Cuts his own flesh, and cries; He foams and raves, till Jesus comes,
And the foul spirit flies.
Hymn 160. C. M. I. REAT king of glory and of grace!
We own with humble shame, How vile is our degen’rate race,
And our first father's name. 2. From Adam flows our tainted blood,
The poison reigns within, Makes us averse to all that's good.
And willing slaves to sin. 3. We live estrang'd afar from God,
And love the distance well; With haste we run the dang'rous road
That leads to death and hell.
Such natures made divine ?
And feel this pow'r of thine.
Hymn 161. L. M. 1. T ET the wild leopards of the wood
La Put off the spots that nature gives! Then may the wicked turn to God,
And change their tempers and their lives. 2. As well might Ethiopian slaves Wash out the darkness of their skin: The dead as well may leave their graves, As old transgressors cease to sin, 3. Where vice has held its empire long, 'Twill not endure the least controul; None but a pow'r divinely strong,
Can turn the current of the soul.
That works to change this heart of mine ;
Hymn 162. c. M.
D To practise on the mind;
But leaves a sting behind,
The aged and the young;
She make his fetters strong.
And gives a fair pretence:
And chains it down to sense. 4. So on a tree divinely fair
Grew the forbidden food;
And tainted all her blood,
Hymn 163. 1. M. 1. R ROAD is the road that leads to death,
2 And thousands walk together there;
But wisdom shews the narrow path,
Is the Redeemer's great.command !
If she would gain this heav'nly land. 3. The fearful soul that tires and faints,
And walks the ways of God no more,
TI. THE SCRIPTURES, DOCTRINES, AND INVITATIONS OF THE SCRIPTURES.
1. THE SCRIPTURES.
Hymn 164. C. m.
1 Invites his children near;
Display their glories here.
Fresh wisdom we pursue; '.
Beyond whate'er they knew..
Thy wonders here we trace;
To our incarnate God!
Its honours in his blood, .