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HYMN 193. 8 & 7. [*]

A Charity Hymn. 1 T ORD of life, all praise excelling,

I Thou, in glory, unconfin’d, Deign'st to make thy humble dwelling,

With the poor of humble mind. 2 As thy love through all creation,

Beams like thy diffusive light; So the scorn's and humble station,

Shrinks before thine equal sight. 3 Thus thy care, for all providing,

Warm'd thy faithful prophet's tongue; Who, the lot of all deciding,

To thy chosen Israel sung:4 “When thy harvest yields thee pleasure,

“Thou the golden sheaf shalt bind, "To the poor belongs tbe treasure “Of the scatter'd ears behind."

CHORUS. “These thy God ordains to bless, “The widow and the fatherless." 5 “When thine olive plants increasing,

"Pour their plenty o'er thy plain; - "Grateful thou shalt take the blessing, “But not search the bough again."

CHORUS.-"These, &c." 6 “When thy favour'd vintage flowing,

“Gladdens thy autumnal scene; "Own the bounteous hand bestowing, “But thy vines the poor shall glean."

CHORUS.--"These, &c.” 7 Still we read thy word declaring

Mercy, Lord, thine own decree; Mercy, every sorrow sharing,

Warms the heart resembling thee. 8 Still the orphan and the stranger,

Stili the widow owns thy care; Screen’d by thee in every danger,

Heard by thee in every prayer.

HYMN 194. L. M. Sicilian. [*]

Meeting of Christian Friends. 1 TK INDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,

n A hearty welcome here receive; May we together now partake

The joys which only he can give. 0 2 To you and us by grace is giv'n,

To know the Saviour's precious name; And shortly we shall meet in heav'n, Our hope, our way, our end the same. -3 May he by whose kind care we meet, Send his good spirit from above; Make our communications sweet, And cause our hearts to burn with love. 4. Forgotten be each earthly theme, When christians see each other thus; e We only wish to speak of HIM, a Who lived—and died-and reigns-for us. e 5 We'll talk of all he did and said, And suffer'd for us here below; The path he mark'd for us to tread, And what he's doing for us now. 6 Thus, as the moments pass away, We'll love, and wonder, and adore; o And hasten on the glorious day, When we shall meet- to part no more.

NEWTON. HYMN 195. S. M. Bingham. [*]

Parting of Christian Friends.
1 DLEST be the tie that binds

D Our hearts in christian love;
The fellowship of kindred ininds

Is like to that above.
e 2 Before our Father's throne,

We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, ,

Our comforts and our cares. - 3 We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear; e And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.

e 4 When we asunder part,

It gives us in ward pain;
But we shall still be join'd in heart,

And hope to meet again.
0 5 This glorious hope revives

Our courage by the way; While each in expectation lives,

And longs to see the day. - 6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free; g And perfect love and friendship reign, Through all eternity.

CETT. HYMN 196. C. M. Hymn 2d. St. Ann's. [*]

A Marriage Hymn. 1 SINCE Jesus freely did appear

D To grace a marriage feast, Dear Lord, we ask thy presence here,

To make a wedding guest. e 2 Upon the bridal pair look down,

Who now have plighted hands; Their union with thy favor crown,

And bless the nuptial bands.
-3 With gifts of grace their hearts endow,

Of all rich dowries best;
Their substance bless and peace bestow,

To sweeten all the rest.
e 4 In purest love their souls unite,

That they with christian care, May make domestic burthens light,

By taking mutual share. --5 As Isaac and Rebecca gave

A pattern chaste and kind; So may this married couple live, e And die in friendship join'd. 6 And when that solemn hour shall come,

And life's short space be o'er;
o May they in triumph reach that home,

Where they shall part no more.
HYMN 197. 8 & 7. Sieilian. [*]

A Marriage Hymn.
1 (NOME, thou condescending Jesus!

U Thou hast blest a marriage feast;

Come, and with thy presence bless us,

Deign to be an honour'd guest. 2 Once at Cana's happy village,

Thou didst heavenly joy impart; Though unseen, may thy blest image

Be inscrib'd on ev'ry heart.) e 3 Lord, we come to ask thy blessing

On the happy pair to rest; -May thy goodness, never ceasing,

Make them now and ever blest. 4 Thou canst change the course of nature,

Turning water into wine;
e But we ask a greater favcur-

* May they be forever thine.
-5 Thine by cov'nant and adoption,

Thine by free and sov’reign grace; -May they, in each word and action,

Do thy will and speak thy praise.
6 Gracious Lord, from thy free bounty,

Fill their basket and their store;
Give them with their health and plenty,

Hearts thy goodness to adore.
e 7 Often from their happy dwelling,

May the voice of prayer ascend, For thy mercies still increasing,

To their best, their kindest FRIEND. - Through this life's tempestuous ocean,

Storms are thick and dangers nigh; O may constant pure devotion,

Guide them safe to realms on high. e 9 When by death's cold hand divided,

Which dissolves the tenderest ties; ---By thy grace again united,

May they in thy image rise.
o 10 Come, thou condescending Jesus,

Fill our hearts with songs of praise;
Come and with thy presence bless us,
Make us subjects of thy grace. CODMAN'SCOL.
HYMN 198. L. M. Green's. [*]

A Family Hynai.
1 TATHER of men, thy care we bless,

Which crowns our families with peace,

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From thee they sprung, and by thy hand

Their root and branches are sustain'd. e 2 To Gid, most worthy to be prais'd,

Be our domestic altars rais'd;
Who, Lord of Heaven, scorns not to dwell
With saints in their obscurest cell.
-3 To thee may each united House,
Morning and night, present its vows;
Our servants here, and rising race,

Be taught thy precepts, and thy grace. 04 O may each future age proclaim

The honours of thy glorious name; & While pleas'd, and thankful, we remove To join the family above. DODDRIDGE. HYMN 199. L. M. Portugal. [*]

A Morning Hymn.
iA WAKE, my soul, and with the sun,

A Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise,

To pay thy morning sacrifice.
e 2 Lord, I my vows to thee renew!

Scatter my sins like morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with thyself my spirit fill.
-3 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say;
That all my powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.
• 4 Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him all creatures here below:

Praise him above, angelic host;g Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Kenn. HYMN 200. 7s. Pleyel's. [*]

A Morning Hymn.
1 MTOW the shades of night are gone;

N Now the morning light is come;
Lord, may we be thine to day,
Drive the shades of sin a way.
2 Fill our souls with heavenly light,
Banish doubt, and cleanse our sight;
In thy service, Lord, to day,
Help us labour, help us pray.

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