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4 Then all my servile works were done
A righteousness to raise ; .
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.
And hear his pard’ning voice,
And duty into choice.
THE HEART BEALED AND CHANGED BY MERCS.
SIN enslav'd me many years,
And led me bound and blind ;
Came swarming o'er my mind :
And make the Lord my friend ?
* Rom. iii. 31
Friends and ministers said much,
The gospel to enforce ;
I chose a legal course :
A stranger still to God.
Long time did I rebel ;
Down at his feet I fell :
“ Thy sins are done away."
HATRED OF SIX.
1 HOLY Lord God! I love thy truth,
Nor dare thy least commandment slight;
2 But though the poison lurks within,
3 Had I a throne above the rest, .
Where angels and archangels dwell,
And bless'd with liberty again,
One link of all his former chain.
When glory crowns the Christian's head ;
THE NEW CONVERT. 1 THE new-born child of gospel-grace,
Like some fair tree when summer's night, Beneath EMMANUEL's shining face,
Lifts upihis blooming branch on high. 2 No fears he feels, he sees no foes,
No conflict yet his faith employs ;
The strength and peace his soul enjoys. 3 But sin soon darts its cruel sting,
And comforts sinking day by day,
4 When Gideon arm’d his num'rous host,
The LORD soon made his numbers less ; And said, lest Israel vainly boast,* “ My arm procur'd me this success.” 5 Thus will he bring our spirits down, And draw our ebbing comforts low, That, sav'd by grace, but not our own, We may not claim the praise we owe.
TRUE AND FALSE COMFORTS.
1 O GOD, whose favourable eye.
The sin-sick soul revives, Holy and heav'nly is the joy
Thy shining presence gives. 2 Not such as hypocrites suppose,
Who, with a graceless heart,
Prepar'd by Satan's art.
3 Intoxicating joys are theirs,
Who, while they boast their light, And seem to soar above the stars,
Are plunging into night.
4. Lull'd in a soft and fatal sleep,
They sin and yet rejoice ; Were they indeed the Saviour's sheep,
Would they not hear his voice ? 5 Be mine the comforts that reclaim
That make me blush for what I am,
And hate my sin the more.
At thy dear feet to lie ;
And none can higher fly..
A LIVING AND A DEAD FAITH.
I THE LORD receives his highest praise
From humble minds and hearts sincere, While all the loud professor says
Offends the righteous Judge's ear. 2 To walk as children of the day,
To mark the precept's holy light,
Shew who are pleasing in his sight. 3 Not words alone it cost the LORD
To purchase pardon for his own ;
Return the Saviour words alone.