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5 God hath apointed thee

With majesty and pow'r; And universal blessings crown : Thy reign for evermore, 6 All kindred, tongues, shall be

The trophies of thy grace ; Rais'd to immortal scenes of joy, To sing thine endless praise. S. STREETER.

HYMN 50. L. M.

The True Light, &c. John i. 9.
EHOLD! the sun, whose cheering light

Dispels the darkness of the night ;
Beams from the east bis gentle rays,

And in the west his light displays !
2 So, like the sun, did Christ appear,

Or like the bright and morning star;
Enlightning all the world below,
That ev'ry man the truth may

know. 3 The glorious Sun of Righteousness

Came down the nations all to bless,
To spread the truth from pole to pole,

And bring again the rapsom'd soul.
4 The lame, the balt, the deaf, and blind,

In Jesus shall salvation find ;
And in his name shall all confess,
The Lord is God our Righteousness. KNEELAND.

HYMN 51. L. M.

Religion--- A Heaven below.
Towand'rers in the dismal road
Religion points the way to God,

And gives the peace of heaven below.
2. The slaves to error, the destroy'd,

Who neither joy nor comfort know,
Io iron servitude employ'd,

Find in Religion--heaven below.

woe,

3 To the opprest, the poor pot fed,

Who from the rich quite empty go, Religion brings fair Zion's bread,

Aod fills the soul with heaven below.

4 Those who in riches, fame and pow'r,

Notbiog but apxious cares can kaow,
Find in Religion's bumble bow'r,
That
peace

which makes a heaven below. 2 The sick, the weak, the dying too,

Who earthly joys nor comforts know,
In pure religion have a view,
Of things which makes a heaven below.

H. BALLOU.

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Its glow by day, its smile by night,

Are but reflections caught from thee.
Where'er we turn, thy glories shine,
And all things fair and bright are thine.
2 When day, with farewell beam, delays

Among the opening clouds of even,
And we can almost think we gaze

Tbro' golden vistas into heaven;
Those hues that make the sun's decline
So soft, so radiant, Lord ! are tbine.
3 When night, with wings of starry gloom,

O'ershadows all the earth and skies,
Like some dark, beauteous bird, whose plume

Is sparkling with unnum ber'd eyes;
That sacred gloom, those fires divine,
So grand, so countless, Lord ! are thine.

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4 When youthful spring around us breathes,

Thy spirit warın her fragrant sigh; And ev'ry flower ihe summer wreathes,

Is born beneath thy kindling eye. Where'er we turn, thy glories shine, And all things fair and bright are thine.

Sacred Melodies.

HYMN 53. C. M.
" Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth."
IN
N the soft season of thy youth,

In nature's smiling bloom,
Ere we arrive and trembling wait

Its summons to the tomb ; 9 Remember thy Creator God;

For him thy powers employ ;
Make bim thy fear, thy love, thy hope,

Thy confidence and joy.
3 He shall defend and guide thy cause

Through life's uncertain sea,
Till thou art landed on the shore

Of blest eternity.
4 Then seek the Lord be times, and choose

The path of heavenly truth;
The earth atfords po lovelier sight
Tban a religious youtb.

Salisbury Coll.

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11 YMN 54. L. M.

A Christmas Hymn.
ET all the powers of music join,

In one exalted chorus raise
Loud anthems to the theme divine,

And fill all heaven and earth with praise. 2 To us is born a Son, to reign

High on a tbrone of grace divine,

And universal empire gain, Through ev'ry land and ev'ry clime. 3 The banners of his grace unfurld,

Shall lead to victory and peace;
Shall raise from death a sinking world,

Nor shall his spreading glory cease. 5 A flood of light his path illumes,

And enters ev'ry dark recess ;
An all-devouring flame consumes,
And makes each foe his

power

confess. 5 In council wonderful and wise,

All huinan wisdom shall confound,
While death itself before him dies,

And life, and joy, and peace abound. 6 An everlasting Father kind,

The world shall own his matchless grace,
And ev'ry child of sorrow find

The favour of his radiant face.
7 A mighty God, the prince of peace,

Thrones, powers, dominions to him ben d;
And groaning pris'ners find release,

Rebellion now shall have an end. 8 Let all the powers below, above,

In one harmonious anthem raise
The honours of the God of love,
And fill the universe with praise. H. BALLOU.

HYMN 55. C. M.

Universal Depravity. Ps. xiv.
FOOLS
TOOLS in their hearts believe and say,

“ That all religion's vain ;
“ There is no God that reigns on high,

“ Or minds th' affairs of men. 2 From thoughts so dreadful and profane

Corrupt discourse proceeds;

WATTS.

And by their impious hands are done

Abominable deeds.
3 The Lord, from his celestial throne,

Look'd down on things below,
To fiod the men that sought his grace,

Or did his justice know.
4 He saw that all were gone astraỹ,

Their practice all the same;
That none did fear bis Maker's hand,

That none did love his name.
5 Their tongues are us'd to speak deceit,

Their slanders never cease ;
How swift to mischief are their feet,

Nor know the paths of peace !
6 Such seeds of sin, that bitter root,
In
every

heart are found ;
Nor will they bear diviner fruit
Till grace refine the ground.

HYMN 56. C. M.
The blessings of nature and grace,
ET heathens to their idols haste,

And worship' wood or stobe ;
But my delightful lot is cast

Where the true God is koowi). 2 In this enlighten'd, pleasant land,

My happy portion lies ;
Where nature's ever bounteous hand

All human want supplies.
3 Therefore my soul shall bless the Lord,

Whose precepts give me light, And consolation still afford

In sorrow's dismal night.
4 I strive each action to approve

To thine all-seeing eye ;
No danger shall my hope remore,

For thou art ever nigh.

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