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To bless thy chosen race
N. B. The Hymns are placed in the alphabet
ical order of their initial letters.
Hymn I. Long Metre.
or by l'ersecution. I ABSURD and vain attempt ! to bind
With iron chains, the freeborn mind ;
The wandering, by destructive flame ! 2 Bold arrogance, to snatch from heaven
Dominion not to mortals given !
Accountable to God alone !
That hurls down kingdoms at a blow!
The foes of antichristian power ! 4 Jesus, thy gentle law of love
Does no such cruelties approve ; - Mild as thyself, thy doctrine wields
No arms, but what persuasion yields. 3 By proofs divine and reason strong,
It draws the willing soul along ;
To the rich feast, by Jesus held !
Hymn II. Common Meire.
The Resurrection of Christ.
Awakes the kindling ray,
And pours increasing day.
And loud hosannas sung ;
And praise on every tongue.
To hail this welcome morn,
To nations yet unborn.
With strong compassion movid,
To save the souls he lov'd. 5 The powers of darkness leagu'd in vain,
To bind his soul in death ;
With his expiring breath.
The hope of Judah's line ;
On one so much divine.
And Lord of all below ;
And endless blessings flow.
Glad homage let us give;
Hymn III. Long Metre. 6
Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin !
A nobler satisfaction win.
With all my powers to serve the Lord ;
Whose service is a rich reward. 3 O be his service all my joy!
Around let my example shine ;
And join in labours so divine.
My solemn, my determin'd choice,
Nor wander from thy sacred ways !
HYMN IV. Common Merre. b
Watchfulness and Prayer.
And hourly watch and pray. 2 How oft my mournful thoughts complain,
And melt in flowing tears !
How strong my foes and fears!