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2 If you desire a length of days,
And peace to crown your mortal state,
He to his suppliant's want his thought
Nor fear my steps to slide.
la sirains unheard before.
With me his name adore.
And helps that but betray.
Nor words their worth display.
Io man's relief display'd :
Absence from God. Ps. xliii.
From sorrow's weeping eye!
2 See! low before thy thrope of grace,
A wretched wand'rer mourn ;
Hast thou not said, return ?
Without one cheering ray;
How desolate my way!
With beams of mercy shine ; And let thy healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine ! 5 Thy presence only can bestow
Delights which never cloy : Be this my solace here below, And my eternal joy!
HYMN 216. L. M.
God unchangeably good. Ps. Ixxvi.
The faithful, unchangeable friend,
And knows neither measure nor end. 2 'Tis he is the first and the last,
Whose band shall conduct us safe home;
HYMN 217. P. M.
Solemn Invocation. cviii.
Help us thy name to sing,
Come, thou eternal Lord,
HYMN 218. P. M.
Idolatry reproved. Ps. cxv.
Not to our worthless names is glory due :
Nor let the heathen say, where is your God? 2 Heav'n is thy higher court; there stands thy throne,
And thro' the lower worlds thy will is done!
Their silver saviours, and their saints of gold.
Which are more stupid, or their gods, or they ;
O christian, trust the Lord; he bears and sees;
HYMN 219. C. M.
Prudence. Ps. CXX.
The man of prudent heart !
To act a useful part.
souls ; Mark how the sons of peace come in,
And quench the kiodling coals !
No furious passions rise;
Nor pride exalts their eyes. .
Good works employ their day; They join the serpent with the dove,
But cast the sting away. 5 Such was the Saviour of mankind;
Such pleasures he pursu'd ; His manners gentle and refin'd,
His soul divinely good.
HYMN 220. C. M.
Victory from God. Ps. cxxiv.
When hosts against us rose,
And crush'd the conqu’ring foes : 2 Their armies, like a raging flood, Had swept the guardless land,
Destroy'd on earth his bless'd abode,
And whelm'd our feeble band. 3 But safe beneath his spreading shield
His sons securely rest, Defy the dangers of the field,
And bare the fearless breast.
Who broke the deadly soare:
And made our lives his care. 5 Our help is in Jehovah's name,
Who form’d the bear'ns above :
Can guard bis church by love. Mrs. BARBAULD.
HYMN 221. P. M.
ye the Lord,