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L. M.

Praise for Providence. Mat. v. 45. Acts xiv. 17. Psalm cxlv. 16.


THY ways, O Lord, with wise design,

Are fram’d upon thy throne above, And

every dark or bending line
Meets in the centre of thy love.
2 With feeble light, and half obscure,

Poor mortals thine arrangements view,
Not knowing that the least are sure,

And the mysterious just and true.
3 Thy flock, thine own peculiar care,

Though now they seem to roam uney'd,
Are led or driven only where

They best and safest may abide.
4 They neither know, nor trace the way ;

But, trusting to thy piercing eye,
None of their feet to ruin stray,

Nor shall the weakest fail or die.
5 My favour'd soul shall meekly learn

To lay her reason at thy throne ;
Too weak thy secrets to discern,
I'll trust thee for my guide alone. RIPPON's .Coll.

HYMN 2. C. M.

The Excellence of Scripture, Tim. iii. 16. Rom. xv. 4.


VATHER of mercies, in thy word

What endless glory shines ! For ever be thy name ador’d

For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find ;
Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast ; Sublimer sweets than nature knows,

Invite the longing taste. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around ; And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight ;
And still new beauties may I

And still increasing light.
6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord !

Be thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there. MRS. STEELE.


HYMN 3. C. M.
Praise for the Gospel. Ps. xcvi. 1. Luke iii. 5, 6.
O our almighty Maker, God,

New honours be address'd ;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.


2 He spake the word to Abr'am first,

His truth fulfils his grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.

3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her diff'rent tongues ;
And spread the honours of his name

In melody and songs.


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First and Second Adam. Rom. v. 14. 1 Cor. xv. 21,


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2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,

And make him Lord of all below;
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3 But, O! what brighter glories wait

To crown the second Adam's state !
What honours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born!

4 See him below his angels made:

See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin;
But he shall reign, with pow'r divine.

5 The world to come, redeem'd from all

The miseries that attend the fall,
New made and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.


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I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.-St. Paul


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