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HYMN 25. L. M.
Inflam'd with pure and holy fires.
Our homage, and oor vows, are blest. 2 When piety, and truth refio'd
Possess the temple of the mind,
HYMN 26. C. M.
The same subject.
And bow before his throne ?
And for my guilt atone ?
And spicy fumes ascend ?
Such offerings are vain :
His favour can obtain.
And proofs oi kindness give;
And to his glory live.
He never will despise ; And cheerful duty be'll prefer To costly sacrifice.
HYMN 27. . C. M.
Sincerity and hypocrisy. John iv. 24.
He sees our inmost mind :
And leave our souls bebind.
With honour can appear ;
Through the disguise they wear. 3 Their lifted eye salutes the skies,
Their bended knees the ground; But God abhors the sacrifice,
Where not the heart is found.
I stand before thy face,
Devotion vain without virtue.
Are but vain homage, Lord, to thee :
The heart a stranger to the song.
The breaches of thy precepts heal ?
Tby justice, and obtain thy smile? 3 The
pure, the humble, contrite mind,
Thao Sheba's groves, or Sharon's fields.
Doth on eternal pillars stand :
HYMN 29. P. M.
Surrounding the merey seat.
Sordid hopes and fond desires,
Peace and pardon from the skies.
Ev'ry pure and bumble mind;
From the fountain of his throne. 3 Ev'ry stain of guilt abhorring,
Firm and bold in virtue's cause,
. HYMN 30. L. M. The love of God better than life. Ps. Ixiji. 1--6. GR (REAT God, indulge my humble claim ;
Thou art my joy, and thou my rest : T'he glories that compose thy name,
Stand all engag'd to make me blest. 2 While in thy house I now appear
Among thy saints, and seek thy face;
8 Not all by worldly men possessid,
Nor all the joys our senses know,
Or raise my cheerful passions so. 4 My life itself, without thy love,
No real pleasure could afford ;
If I were banish'd from the Lord.
head, One thought of thee gives new delight,
And adds refreshment to my bed.
While I have breath to pray or praise ;
HYMN 31. C. M.
Homage and devotion.
To those bright realms above,
Where dwells eternal love. 2 Before the awful throne we bow
Of heaven's almighty King : Here we precent the solemn vow,
And hymns of praise we sicg.
Our filial duty pay :
Conducts to endless day.
With trust and holy fear,
And lend a gracious ear.
5 With fervour teach our hearts to pray,
And tune our lips to sing ; Nor from thy presence cast away
The sacrifice we bring.
HYMN 32. L. M.
Shall inortal creatures dare to raise,
And join with angels in tby praise ? 2 Man, O how far remov'd below!
Wrapt in the shades of gloomy oight;
A few faint streaks of distant light.
Rising shall chase the shades away;
Promise a sweet immortal day.
Our guide to Thee, the Great Unknown ;
HYMN 33. L. M.
The sacrifice of the Heart. WHEN, as returns this solemn day,
Man comes to meet his maker, God, What rites, what honours shall he pay?
How spread bis sovereign's praise abroad? 2 From marble domes and gilded spires
Shall curling clouds of incense rise ?