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HYMN 411. L. M. Bath. Kent. Wells. 1 SHALL I, to gain the world's applause, Or to escape its harmless frown, Refuse, my Lord, to plead thy cause, And make thy people's lot my own 1

2 No! let the world cast out my name;
And vile account me if they will;
If to confess the Lord be shame,
I purpose to be viler still.

3 And what is man, or what his smile !
The terrors of his anger, what?
Like grass he flourishes awhile,
And soon his place shall know him not.

HYMN 412. L. M. Pres. Davies.
Armley. Darwent.

Self-dedication to God.

1 LORD, I am thine, entirely thine,
Purchas'd and sav'd by blood divine;
With full consent thine I would be,
And own thy sov’reign right in me.

2 Grant one poor sinner more a place
Among the children of thy grace;
A wretched sinner, lost to God,
But ransom'd by Immanuel's blood.

3 Thee, my new Master, now I call,
And consecrate to thee my all;
Lord, let me live and die to thee-
Be ": * all eternity.

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HYMN 413. L. M. Montgomery.
Chatham. Leeds. Bath.
Social dedication to God.

1 JESUS our best beloved Friend,
On thy redeeming name we call;
Jesus ! in love to us descend,
Pardon and sanctify us all.

2 Our souls and bodies we resign, To fear and follow thy commands; O take our hearts—our hearts are thine, Accept the service of our hands. 3 Firm, faithful, watching unto pray'r, Our Master's voice will we obey, - Toil in thy vineyard here, and bear The heat and burden of our day. 4 Yet, Lord! for us a resting place, In heav'n—at thy right hand prepare, And, till we see thee face to face, Be all our conversation there.

HYMN 414. L. M. Steele. Kent. Portugal. Sterling. The noblest resolution. Josh. xxiv. 15. 1 MAY I resolve with all my heart, With all my pow'rs to serve the Lord; Nor from his precepts e'er depart, Whose service is a rich reward. 2 Oh, be his service all my joy! Around let my example "'s

Till others love the blest employ,
And join in labors so divine.

3 Be this the purpose of my soul,
My solemn, my determin’d choice,
To yield to his supreme control,
And in his kind commands rejoice.

4. Oh, may I never faint, nor tire,
Nor wand'ring, leave his sacred ways;
Great God, accept my soul's desire,
And give me strength to live thy praise.

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PEOPLE of the living God!
I have sought the world around,

Paths of sin and sorrow trod,
Peace and comfort no where found:

Now to you my spirit turns,
Turns,—a fugitive unblest;

Brethren where your altar burns,

Oh, receive me into rest.

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2 Lonely I no longer roam,
Like the cloud, the wind, the wave,
Where you dwell shall be my home,
Where you die shall be my grave;
Mine the God whom you adore-
Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Earth can fill my soul no more,
Eve: idol I resign.
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HYMN 416. C. M.
Colchester. Stade.
Hinder me not. Gen. xxiv. 58.

1 WHEN Jesus bade me leave the world,
My downward steps retrace;
'Twas thus I answer'd every foe,
And fled to his embrace.

2 Stay, said the world, and taste awhile
My ev'ry pleasant sweet;
Hinder me not my soul replied,
Because the way is great.

3 In all my Lord's appointed ways,
My journey I'll pursue:
Hinder me not, ye much lov’d saints,
For 1 must go with you.
4 Through duty, and through trials too,
I go at his command;
Hinder me not, for I am bound
To my Immanuel's land.

HYMN 417. L. M. B. Blendon. Bath. Portugal. Welcome to young Converts. 1 WELCOME, ye hopeful heirs of heav'n, To this rich feast of gospel loveThis pledge is but the prelude giv'n To that immortal feast above.

2 How great the blessing, thus to meet Around the sacramental bon'


And hold by faith communion sweet, With Christ our dear and common Lord.

3 And if so sweet this feast below,
What will it be to meet above,
Where all we see, and feel, and know,
Are fruits of everlasting love!

4 Soon shall we tune the heav'nly lyre
Whilst list'ning worlds the song approve;
Eternity itself expire,
Ere we exhaust the theme of love.

HYMN 418. L. M.
Moreton. Blendon.
Strong City. Isa. xxvi. 1, 2.

1 THE day, the gospel day draws near, When sinners shall their voices raise, Sing the New Song with heart sincere, Triumphant in the land of praise.

2 Glory to God! they all shall cry:

Who is so great a God as ours!

We have a City strong and high,
Salvation is for walls and tow’rs.

3 Secure from danger, as from dread,
We never shall be put to shame,
Who hither have for refuge fled;
For Jesus is our City's name.

4 Open the gates, and open wide, et every faithful soul go in; Open for all the justified, wh: the truth that frees from sin

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