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2 From unbelief, impatience, pride
3 Our giddy minds would rove abroad;
4 Unprofitable* fervants in
5. O grant that ev'ry one may feel
Confeffion and Prayer.
GREAT God, the courfe we take is wrong, 8
Hence we deferve thy frown:
To duties we are dragg'd along,
2 How cold are we? how loath to pray,
(k) Luke xvii. 10. (1) Deut. x. 17.-2 Chron. ii. 5.
Let the half-hearted in the work of Gor attend carefully to the awful meffage written to the Church of the Laodiceans, which equally belongs to all other lukewarm Profeffors,-I know thy works, &c. Rev. iii. 14, &c.
3 If thou should all our misdeeds mark,
4 We therefore grieve, and now confefs
5 Through Chrift thy mercy magnify",
6 Defcend and let thy love infpire,
Confeffion and Prayer:-1
WIND as thou art, we faithlefs are
K To truft a loving God;
Who waiteth long, and ftill doth fpare
2 Deep in our hearts imprefs thy love,
3 Vanquish like fmoke our doubts and fears, And bid the fun arifes,
That darkness or diftreffing tears
(m) Pfal. cxxx. 3. (n) Pfal. cxlv. 8,9. (0) Gen. xix. 19. (p) Matt. ix. 6. (9) Zech. xiii. 9.-Mal. iii. 2, 3.o (f) Ifa, xlv. 21, 22.-Jude 25. (s) Mal. iv. 2.
(r) 1 John iv. 9.
4 With grateful thoughts much more enlarge Our love to all thy ways,
That we our duty may discharge,
For the Holy Spirit, in allufion to Ezekiel's Vision of dry Bones, Ezek. xxxvii. 4, &c.
Lord, thy Holy Spirit give,
O breathe and these dry bones shall live
2 Speak, that the finews may unite;
3 Lo, fhould we noise and shaking hear,
4 Within" us put thy Tpirit, Lord,
Prayer, with acknowledgements of Unfruitfulness, in
allufion to the Barren Figtree, Matt. xxi. 19, 20.
ORD, rife and rend the rocks in twain;
With good fruit may abound.
(t) Luke xi. (v) Luke viii. 6.
-xxxvii. 14. (x) I John iii. 9.
2 For like the barren fig-tree dry,
3 We fometimes bloffom bright and fair,
4 Lord, that we may of life partake,
And dig, and dung, and prune, and make
5 Send grace in fhowers from above,
That faith, and hope, and humble love
6 Thus fruit fhall in due feafon grow,
And prove to all the world below,
That Sinners may be converted till righteoufnefs fhall cover the Earth.
ARISE, great God! arife,
And veil away From ev'ry finner's heart and eyes, Who for damnation pray. ·
2 No longer let them fleep",
(y) Luke xiii. 8. (z) Pfal. i. 3. (a) Deut. x. 17. (b) Eph. v. 14. (c) Luke xvi. 23.
3 O let thy inward voiced
"That those of virtue may make choice,
4 In Jefu's name we pray
5 Haften that happy day,
6 Make truth and righteoufness
That the Heathen may be converted from Idolatry and
LMIGHTY God! lay to thine hand,
3 Shew these who worship wood and stone
(d) John v. 25.
(e) John xiv. 13, 14.
(f) Jer. vi. 16, (i) Matt. xxiv. 14. 17.-Hab. ii. 19.