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To gaze on his perfon,
5 But faith, hope, and fear
Prayer, Choice, and Refolution.
Defcend from above,
And from thy true church here, all darknefs remove. II
2 Come, Lord, and attest a In every breast,
That from condemnation we now fhall find reft.
3 With eager defire
Thy help we require,
To make our affections towards thee afpire.
More fully difplay
Thy goodness, we pray,
That we may with vigour prefs on in thy way.
For love is our choice
Wherein we rejoice,
And thereof we'll gladly fing with heart and voice,
(y) Rev. iii. 4, 5. (b) Rom. viii. 1.
(z) Matt. iii. 16. (c) Phil. iii. 14.
(a) Rom. viii, 16.
6 In fongs evermore Thee we will adore,
Thou ocean of loved, without bottom or shore!
Praise and Prayer.
E meet in
Why name for to praife,
Yet Lord we fall fhort in our loftiest lays.
4 It never can be!
3 Far from the most High! Himself to denyf,
And not bless his creatures when to him they cry.
2 But wilt thou despisee
This fmall facrifice,
Which from thine own altar through Jefus doth rise ?
Therefore we agree
To pray for falvations, which cometh from thee.
5 We ask for the fame
In Jefus's name;
With love let thy Spirit our cold hearts inflame.
6 Now kindle the fire*,
And therewith inspire,-
(d) I John iv. 8, 16. 1 Sam. xv. 29. (g) A&s iv. 12. 24.-Mar. xi. 24.
(e) Pfal. li. 17.
(h) John xv. 16.
* See the note on Divine Love, page 75, &ci
(f) Num. xxiii. 19.—
(i) Prov. x.
Solemn Reflections and Prayer.
EAR after year rolls round apace,
2 The generations that are dead,
3 And who a moment's space can boast*, That do alive remain?
Like them we muft yield up the ghost,
4 Swiftly we haften to that hour,
50 thou in whom we live and move,
6 With folemn weight upon each mind
That when the laft great trump fhall found",
Our fouls light as an hart fhall bound,
(j) Heb. ix. 27. (k) Prov. xxvii. 1. Job xxxiv. 15. (m) Acts xvii. 28. Thef. iv. 16, 17.
(1) Gen. iii. 19. (n) Cor. xv. 52.
On the last Judgment.
who love and fear the
2 How awful that tremendous day!
3 Much diff'rent then will be the states
Be faithful then, and stand your ground,
(0) Pfal. xxxi. 23.-xxxiv. 9.
I Thef. iv. 16.
(9) Matt. xvi. 27. (f) 2 Tim. iv. I.
(p) 1 Cor. xv. 52.-(r) Ifa. lix. 17, 18.(s) Matt. xxv. 31,|----46.
Praife for the Blessings received through the interceffion of Chrift.
EHOVAH" great I AM!
And praise unto the flaughter'd LAMB
For ever be:
To thee belongs all might, Thou all-creating God,Mercy to fhew is thy delight", And not thy rod.
2 Should'st thou destroy our land,
And fuffer by thy mighty hand,
But Chrift, our great high Prieft,
(u) Exod. iii. 14.-vi. 3. (v) Rev. v. 12, 13. 24.-Mic. vii. 18. (x) Heb. iv. 14. (y) Heb. ix. 5,
(w) Jer. ix.
*Jefus faid, I am the bread of life: be that cometh to me, fhall never bunger; and he that believeth on me, fhall never thirst.-Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you--for my fefb is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed, &c. However it appears from the Hiftory of many ages, that these fayings have always been (as they are now) but very little understood by the greatest part of mankind; and all the while the great whore that fitteth upon the waters, has been making herself drunk with the blood of the faints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jefus. And to this very day fhe ftill prevails upon the kings of the earth to commit fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth to drink the wine of her fornication. But blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift; his eye is upon the righteous and bis ear is open to their cry; and while they look unto him, he appoints falvation for walls and bulwarks around them. He also gives