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Cut down in all his bloom!
Now finish'à in the tomb!
Thy years may end their flight:
May come death's gloomy night.
To-day his voice regard ;
May be for ever barr’d.
Thy youthful love to gain;
Shall ncver seek in vain.
Death of an Infant.
But withers in the rising day;
Thus swiftly fled its life away.
Had ever burnt with wrong desires,
Or ever quench'd its sacred fires.
But for a moment felt the rod :
Such are the children of our God!
VIII. INVITATION AND WARNING.
2 Sinners, turn, why will ye die?
God, your Saviour, asks you why?
Will ye slight his grace, and die ? 3 Sinners, turn, why will ye die ?
God, the Spirit, asks you why?
(IIL L) 1 HASTEN, sinner, to be wise ;
Stay not for the morrow's sun: Wisdom, if you still despise,
Harder is it to be won. 2 Hasten, mercy to implore;
Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest thy season should be o'er,
Ere this ev’ning's stage be run. 3 Hasten, sinner, to return;
Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest thy lamp should cease to burn,
Ere salvation's work is done. 4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest;
Stay not for the morrow's sun;
(IL 3.) 1 PEACE, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan
Hath taught each scene the note of wo; Cease thy complaint, suppress thy groan,
And let thy tears forget to flow : Behold, the precious balm is found,
To lull thy pain, and heal thy wound, 2 Come, freely come, by sin opprest,
On Jesus cast thy weighty load;
Safe in the mercy of thy God:
Rev. xxii. 17. 20. 1 THE Spirit, in our hearts,
Is whisp'ring, singer, come!
To all his children, come! 2 Let him that heareth say
To all about lijm, come!
To Christ, the fountain, come! 3 Yes, whosoever will,
Olet him freely come,
'Tis Jesus bids him come. 4 Lo! Jesus, who invites,
Declares, I quickly come: Lord, even so ! I wait thy hour;
Jesus, my Saviour, come !
HYMN 132. 1 YE humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred praise, For he is good, supremely good,
And kind are all his ways. 2 All nature owns his guardian care,
In him we live and niove; But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of his love. 3 He gave his Son, his only Son,
To ransom rebel worms; "Tis here he makes his goodness known
In its diviner forms. 4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come, it';
'Tis here our hope relies; A safe defence, a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.
The souls who trust in thee;
· With bliss divinely free.
What honours shall we raise ! Not all th' angelic songs above
Can render equal praise.
[X. CHRISTIAN DUTIES AND
(C. M.) 1 APPROACH, my soul, the mercy seat,
Where Jesus answers prayer; There humbly fall before his feet,
For none can perish there.
With this I venture nigh;
And such, O Lord, am I.
By Satan sorely press'd,
I come to thee for rest.
That shelter'd near thy side, I may my fierce accuser face,
And tell him, “ thou hast died.” 5 Oh! wondrous love! to bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame, That guilty sinners, such as I, Might plead thy gracious name.
HYMN 134. 1 PRAY'R is the soul's sincere desire,
Utter'd or unexpress'd; The motion of a hidden fire,
That trembles in the breast.
The falling of a tear;
When none but God is near.
That infant lips can try;
The majesty on high.
The Christian's native air,
He enters heav'n with pray’r.
Returning from his ways;
While angels in their songs rejoice,
And cry, “Behold, he prays !" 6 In pray'r, on earth, the saints are one;
They're one in word and mind; When with the Father and the Son,
Sweet fellowship they find.
The life, the truth, the way,
Lord, teach us how to pray!
(L 1 O THOU that hear'st when sinners cry,
Though all my crimes before thee lie,
But blot their mem'ry from thy book. 2 Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse to sin:
Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 3 I cannot live without thy light,
Cast out and banish'd from thy sight:
Thy help and comfort still afford;
To plead the merits of thy Son.
Is all the sacrifice I bring;
A broken heart for sacrifice.
And owns thy dreadful sentence just;
Sinners shall learn thy sov'reign grace;
And they shall praise a pard’ning God. 8 O may thy love inspire my tongue,
Salvation shall be all my song: