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4 Thou, before whom we stand in awe,
And tremble, and obey,
And keep us in thy way. 356. CHRISTIAN CHARITY (1 Co. xiii.) C.M.
St. Andrew's-Harrington—Burnet'. 1 Love suffers long; love envies not;
But love is ever kind;
Nor proudly lifts the mind.
Is patient to the bad;
And in the truth is glad.
Nor selfishly confined;
And feels for all mankind. 4 Love beareth much, much she believes,
And still she hopes the best;
Though sore with hardship pressed.
In earth and heaven above,
2 Lord, who hast tuned my outward man
To such a lively frame! Renew my heart, in holiness
To praise thy sacred name. 3 While others in distresses lie,
Bound in affliction's chains,
From sickness and from pains:
Than I to praise my King:
Let grace teach me to sing.
I'm free for mine employ; But when I do enjoy my God,
Then I myself enjoy: 6 Lord, thou dost keep me on my feet,
Direct me in thy ways, O crown thy gift of health with grace,
And turn it to thy praise. 352.
WHAT SHALL I RENDER? C.M.
St. Lawrence-Artaxerxes-Harlou. 1 For mercies countless as the sands,
Which daily I receive
My soul, what canst thou give ?
2 High on a throne of radiant light
Dost thou exalted shine;
When earth and heaven are thine! 3 But thou hast brethren here below,
The objects of thy grace,
Before thy Father's face. 4 In them thou mayest be clothed and fed,
And visited and cheered;
My Saviour's voice is heard. 5 Thy face, with reverence and with love,
I in thy poor would see;
Than hold it back from thee. 358. BENEFICENCE.
C. M. St. Thomas'-St. James'--Tiverton. 1 Bright Source of everlasting love,
To thee our souls we raise,
A monument of praise.
With every cheering ray;
Or wipes that tear away.
3 To scenes of woe, to beds of pain,
Our willing feet repair; And with the gifts thy hand bestows,
Relieve the mourners there. 4 The widow's heart shall sing for joy,
The orphan shall be glad; And hungering souls we'll gladly point
To Christ, the Living Bread. 5 Thus passing through the vale of tears,
Our useful light shall shine, And others learn to glorify
Our Father's name divine. 359. MUTUAL HELPFULNESS.
78, Forton-Halle- Theodora. 1 Lord, behold us few and weak;
Humbly at thy feet we fall:
Deign, O deign to hear our call! 2 When we lay in sin and death,
Thou didst pass and bid us live;
Thou didst all our sins forgive:
On this rock our hope we raise,
2 Sow ye beside all waters,
With a blessing and a prayer;
When the sunbeams pass away. 3 Sow when the tempest lowers,
For calmer days may break;
Withhold not thou thine hand.
In its cold and sterile pride;
Will the scattered grain be found. 5 Work while the daylight lasteth,
Ere the shades of night come on: