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HYMN 564. P. M.
Version of Psalm of 148.
Praise him in the arched height:
Warble praise to him alone :
And dewy night, bis praise display:
Voiced music for his sake :
Ring with the golden melody :
Above the heavens, io song adore : 4 Let them in grateful concert praise
The Lord, and magnify his ways;
Who spake the word, and they were made : 5 By whom, let not
Which holds eternity in awe :
Ye monstrous deeps, your praise afford :
And vapours, your great author koow:
Mountains and bills, O praise the Lord :
And beasts and grazing cattle all:
And praise him, all ye creeping things;
And judges, his eternal ways:
Old men and babes, with equal voice :
let them sing his holy worth,
And all bis saints consent in praise :
HYMN 565. L. M.
Emmaus. A Sacred Ode.
Dark clouds along th' horizon sail. 2 Abide with us--the night is chill ;
And damp and cheerless is the air;
And thy repose shall be our care.
Has well beguild the tedious way ;
We supplicate thy longer stay.
Tby skill to cheer the gloomy bour,
Thy sacred, thy prophetic lore;
Stranger, we thirst, we pant for more, 6 Abide with us and still converse
Of him who late on Calv'ry died :
He was our friend they crucified.
We thought that Israel he'd restore ;
8 Abide with us—we feel the charm,
That binds us to our unknown friend;
Here, Stranger, let thy wand'rings end. 9 Abide with us to their request
The Stranger bows, with smiles divine;
And weary travellers recline.
As suddenly, whilst breaking bread,
With radiant glory on bis head !
Leave not thy foll’wers thus alone :
HYMN 566. L. M.
Unbeeded, uothought of, 'eis past ;
To the day that is number'd its last ! 2 But the circle returns on its course,
And the days are revolving again,
Whence issue both pleasure and pain. 3 What changes with time do ensue,
How varied each aspect I see;
A suitable lesson to me!
And ages will cease to be more,
And varying seasons be o'er. 5 But yet over all shall survive,
In beauty, which ruin unfuris
Religion for ever shall live,
And be the survivor of worlds ; 6 And, proof 'midst the general scene,
'Gainst such devastation and woe, Midst misery, calm and serene,
Unspeakable joy she shall know. 7 Oh, then, this is wisdom indeed,
To be cloth'd with such virtue as this,
To take the first proffer of peace.
But bear me with joy on their wing,
HYMN 567. L. M.
Do billows on billows arise ;
Blow. clouds of dismay o'er the skies ! 2 Then, the sails of prosperity torn,
We are left with the tempest to cope ;
Find room for the anchor of Hope. 3 Yet still with the compass of Faith,
And the chart of the Gospel on board ;
Assur'd that our pilot's the Lord. 4 Aod why should we ever mistrust
Him, who still in the steerage is laid ?
He will rise when we call for his aid.
Then speaking His word of control,
HYMN 568. L. M.
Desiring to Praise God.
To thee my vital pow'rs belong;
Demands heart, my life, my tongue. 2 My heart, my life, my tongue are thine:
o be thy praise their blest employ! But may my song with angels join,
Nor sacred awe forbid the joy? 3 Thy glories, the seraphic lyre
On all its strings attempts in vain ;
In thought, to try th’ unequal strain ? 4 Yet the great Sou'reign of the skies
To mortals bends a gracious ear;
If offer'd with a heart sincere,
And guide my heart, and guide my tongue,
HYMN 569. L. M.
God the Soul's only Portion. Lam. iii. 4.
Would my unwary heart beguile :
Dream of a moment, fleets away!
Would pall and languish on the taste;
To feed th' immortal, craving mind. 3 To nobler bliss my soul aspires,
Come, Lord, and fill these vast desires ;