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lead ;

5 Thou shalt the paths of life display,

Which to thy presence
Where pleasures dwell without allay,
And joys which never fade.

Warts and Tate varied.

HYMN 57. C. M.

The transforming vision of God.
My God, the visits of thy face

Afford superior joy
To all the flattering world can give,

Or mortal hopes employ.
2 But clouds and darkness intervene,

My brightest joys decline ; And eartb's gay trifles oft ensnare

This wand'ring heart of mine,
3 Lord, guide this wand'ring heart to thee;

Unsatisfy'd I stray ;
Break through the shades of sense and sin,

With thy enliv’oing ray.
4 O let thy beams resplendent shine,

And every cloud remove ; Transform my powers, and fit my

soul For happier scenes above. 5 Lord, raise my faith, my hope, my heart,

To those transporting joys; Then shall I scorn each little spare,

Which this vaip world employs. 6 Then, though I sink in death's cold sleep,

To life I shall awake; And, in the likeness of my God, or heav'nly bliss partake. MRS. STEELE.



HYMN 58. O. M.
The voice of Nature proclaiming God. Ps. xix.
WE heav'ns declare thy glory, Lord,

Which that alone can fill ;
The firmament and stars express

Their great Creator's skill. 9 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings ; And from the dark returns of oigbt,

Divine instruction springs. 3 Their powerful langnage to no realm

Or region is confio'd ; 'Tis nature's voice, and understood

Alike by all mankind. 4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense

Through earth's extent display, Whose bright conteots the circling sun

Does round the world convey. 5 No bridegroom, on bis nuptial day,

Has such a cheerful face ; No giapt does like him rejoice

To ruo bis glorious race.
6 From east to west, from west to east,

His restless course he goes ;
And, tbrougb his progress, cheerful light
And vital warmth bestows.


HYMN 59. L. M.
Nature and Scripture compared. Ps. xix.
HE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,

every star thy wisdom shines ; But when our eyes behold thy word,

We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 Tbe rolling sup, the chaoging light,

And nights and days thy power confess;
But the blest volume thou hast writ
Reveals tby justice and thy grace,

3 Sun, moon and stars convey thy praise

Through the whole earth, and never stand
So when thy truth began its race,

It touch'd and glanc'd on every land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,

Till ihrough the world thy truth has run ;
Till Christ bath all the natious blest

That see the light or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of righteousness, arise ;

Bless the dark world with beavenly light;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise,

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renew' and sins forgiven ;
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make thy word my guide to heaven.


HYMN 60. S. M.
For the Lord's Day Morning. Ps. xix.
EHOLD, the morning sun

Begins his glorious way,
His beams through all the nations run,

And life and light convey.
But wbere the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light;
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight. 3 How perfect is thy word !

And all thy judgments just ! For ever sure thy promise, Lord,

And we securely trust. 4 My gracious God, how plain

Are thy directions given ! O may I pever read in vain,

But find the path to heaven ! 5 I hear thy word with love ;

O help me to obey !

Send thy good Spirit from above,

To guide me, lest I stray. 6 Whilst with my heart and tongue

I spread thy praise abroad ; Accept the worship and the song,

My Saviour and my God.


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HYMN 61. L. M.

The exaltation of Christ. Ps. xxi.
AVID rejoic'd in God bis strength,

Rais'd to the throne by special grace ;
But Christ the Son appears at length,

Fulfils the triumph and the praise. 2 How great is the Messiah's joy

Io the salvation of thy band !
Lord, thou hast rais'd bis kingdom high,

And giv'n the world to his command. 3 Thy goodness grants whate'er he will,

Nor doth the least withbold;
Blessings of love prevent him still,

And crowns of glory, not of gold. 4 Honour and majesty divine

Around his sacred temples shine;
Blest with the favour of thy face,
Aod length of everlasting days.


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HYMN 62. C. M.

Obedience to God due from all Men.


ET all the various tribes of men

To God their boinage pay; And distant nations of the eartb,

One sovereign Lord obey. 2 'Tis bis; prerogative supreme

O'er subject kings to reign ; 'Tis just that he should rule the world,

Who does the world sustain.

Ž The rich, whom he with plenty feeds,

His goodness shall confess;
The sons of want, whom he relieves,

Their bouoteous patron bless. 4 With humble confidence to God

Let all for aid repair ;
For he who first their beings gave,

Will make them still his care.
5 Blest time! when all of human birth,

Devoted to his name,
Shall to their heirs, his sacred truth
And glorious acts proclaim. Tare varied.

HYMN 62, S. M.
God's tender care of his people. Ps. xxiji.
THE Lord my shepherd is,

I shall be well supply'd;
Since he is mine, and I am his,

What can I want beside ?
Ho leads me to the place
Where heav'nly pasture grows,
W bere living waters gently pass,

Aod full salvation flows. 3

If e'er I go astray,

He doth my soul reclaim ;
And guides me in his owo right way,

For his most boly name.
Whilst he affords his aid,

I cannot yield to fear ;
Though I should walk through death's dark sbade,

My God is with me there. 5 In sight of all my foes,

He does my table spread ;
My cup with blessings overflows,

And joy exalts my head. 6 The bounties of his love

Shall crown my future days ;

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