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7 Thou rat seem to set those of Woden still.

Than basely in our lives disown,

And slight and mock Thee to Thy face. 7 Thou rather wouldst that we were cold,

Than seem to serve Thee without zeal ; Less guilty if, with those of old,

We worshipped Thor and Woden still. 8 Less grievous will the judgment-day

To Sodom and Gomorrah prove,
Than us, who cast our faith away,

And trample on Thy richer love.

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L.M. Ć. Wesley. 1742.

MLET us our own works forsake,

Ourselves and all we have deny ; · Thy condescending counsel take,

And come to Thee, pure gold to buy. 2 O might we, through Thy grace, attain

The faith Thou never wilt reprove ;
The faith that purges every stain,

The faith that always works by love! 3 O might we see, in this our day,

The things belonging to our peace,
And timely meet Thee in Thy way

Of judgments, and our sins confess! 4 Thy fatherly chastisements own;

With filial awe revere Thy rod;
And turn, with zealous haste, and run

Into the outstretched arms of God.


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C.M. C. Wesley. 1744.

For the Queen (or King.)
COVEREIGN of all ! whose Will ordains
D The powers on earth that be,
By whom our rightful monarch reigns,

Subject to none but Thee;

2 Stir up Thy power, appear, appear,

And for Thy servant fight;
Support Thy great vicegerent here,

And vindicate her right.
3 Lo ! in the arms of faith and prayer

We bear her to Thy throne;
Receive Thy own peculiar care,

The Lord's anointed one.
4 With favour look upon her face ;

Thy love's pavilion spread,
And watchful troops of angels place

Around her sacred head
5 Guard her from all who dare oppose

Thy delegate and Thee;
From open and from secret foes,

From force and perfidy!
6 Confound whoe'er her ruin seek,

Or into friends convert :
Give her her adversaries' neck ;

Give her her people's heart.
7 Let us, for conscience sake, revere

The sovereign of our land ;
Honour and love Thine image here,

And bless her mild command.
8 Thou only didst the blessing give;

The glory, Lord, be Thine :
Let all with thankful joy receive

The benefit divine.
9 To those, who Thee in her obey,

The Spirit of grace impart :
Her dear, her sacred burden lay

On every loyal heart.
10 Still let us pray, and never cease,

“Defend her, Lord, defend ;
'Stablish her throne in glorious peace,

And save her to the end !”
Hymns of Intercession for Children, Parents, &c., See THE FAMILY, and


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Wood. 1835.
S streams that from the fountain flow,
A Roll onward to the sea ;
So Lord, my spirit here below

Would hasten on to Thee. 2 While others tempt the dangerous height,

My course may I pursue ;
And, through the deepest shades of night,

Keep heaven, my home, in view. 3 Pure as the rivers wont to stray

By Adam's blessed abode,
Would I reflect, from day to day,

The image of my God.
4 Till every shifting scene is o'er,

And ocean's wave I see;
Then would I quit earth's empty shore,

And lose myself in Thee. 840 (501)

4-78. CENNICK. 1743.
CHILDREN of the Heavenly King,
U As ye journey, sweetly sing ;
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise ;

Glorious in His works and ways.
2 Ye are travelling home to God;

In the way the fathers trod :
They are happy now, and we

Soon their happiness shall see.
3 O ye banished seed, be glad !

Christ our Advocate is made ;
Us to save, our flesh assumes :

Brother to our souls becomes.
4 Shout, ye little flock, and blest,

You on Jesu's throne shall rest :
There your seat is now prepared ;

There your kingdom and reward.
5 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand

On the borders of your land :

Jesus Christ, your Father's Son,

Bids you undismayed go on. 6 Lord ! obediently we go,

Gladly leaving all below : : Only Thou our Leader be,

And we still will follow Thee ! 841

668,688. MONTGOMERY. 1824. TRIEND after friend departs;

Who hath not lost a friend ?
There is no union here of hearts,

That finds not here an end;
Were this frail world our only rest,

Living or dying, none were blest.
2 Beyond the flight of time,

Beyond this vale of death,
There surely is some blessed clime

Where life is not a breath,
Nor life's affections transient fire,

Whose sparks fly upwards to expire.
3 There is a world above,

Where parting is unknown;
A whole eternity of love,

Formed for the good alone;
And faith beholds the dying here,
Translated to that happier sphere.

Thus star by star declines,

Till all are passed away,
As morning high and higher shines

To pure and perfect day ;
Nor sink those stars in empty night-

They hide themselves in heaven's own light. 842


Watts, 1709.
FOR the wings of faith to rise

Within the veil, and see
The saints above, how great their joys,

How bright their glories be !

2 Once they were mourners here below,

And pour'd out cries and tears :
They wrestled hard, as we do now,

With sins, and doubts, and fears.
3 I ask them, whence their victory came?

They, with united breath,
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,

Their triumph to His death.
4 They marked the footsteps that He trod,

His zeal inspired their breast;
And following their Incarnate God,

Possess the promised rest.
5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise

For His own pattern given ;
While the long cloud of witnesses

Show the same path to heaven.

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78 & 6s. SEAGRAVE. 1748.
PISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings;
N Thy better portion trace :
Rise from transitory things,

Towards heaven thy native place.
Sun and moon and stars decay;
Time shall soon this earth remove :
Rise, my soul, and haste away

To seats prepared above.
2 Rivers to the ocean run,

Nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun ;

Both speed them to their source :
So, a soul that's born of God
Pants to view His glorious face;
Upwards tends to His abode,

To rest in His embrace.
3 Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn,

Press onward to the prize ;
Soon your Saviour will return

Triumphant in the skies :

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