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2 Exert thy sacred influence here,

And here thy suppliants bless;
And change to strains of cheerful praise,

Their accents of distress.
3 With faithful heart, with skilful hand,

May this thy flock be fed!
And with a steady, growing pace,

To Zion's mountain led.

354. C. M. Steele. An Appeal to a Mediator, in view of National Judgments.

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YOME, let our souls adore the Lord,

Whose judgments yet delay,,
Who yet suspends the lifted sword,

And gives us leave to pray.
2 Great is our guilt, our fears are great ;

But let us not despair;
Still open is the mercy-seat,

To penitence and prayer.
3 Kind Intercessor! to thy love

This blessed hope we owe;
O let thy merits plead above,

While we implore below.
4 O gracious God, for Jesus' sake

Attend our humble cry!
Nor let the kindling vengeance break

Destructive from thine eye.
5 Though justice near thy awful throne

Awaits thy dread command,
Lord, hear thy servants, hear thy Son,

And save a guilty land !

355. C. M.
Children dedicated to God in Scriptural form.
EXALTED Prince, thou Prince of peace !
And with thy word, impart thy grace,

That they may learn thy fear.

2 Our offspring we would thus present,

To thy compassion, Lord;
O let thy sov'reign grace prevent

Their choosing folly's road.3 Conduct them through a world of cares,

And keep them near to thee;
From sin’s seducing baits and snares,

Teach them, O Lord, to flee. 4 Their parents bless with heavenly skill,

Their tender minds to sway,
And bow each restiff, stubborn will,

Thy precepts to obey. 5 And when our toils on earth are done,

And thou shalt bid us come,
Grant us the plaudit of Well done,

And take our children home.

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356. C. M. Rippon's Selection.

Prayer for children.
GREAT God, now condescend

To bless our rising race;
Soon may their willing spirits bend

To thy triumphant grace.
O what a vast delight,

Their happiness to see!
Our warmest wishes all unite,

To lead their souls to thee. 3 Thy gracious Spirit pour

Upon our infant seed;
O bring the long’d for happy hour,

That makes them free indeed.
May they receive thy word,
Confess the Saviour's name;
Then follow their despised Lord,

Through the baptismal stream. 5

Thus let our favour'd race

Surround thy sacred board,
There to adore thy sovereign grace,

And sing their Saviour God.

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357. C. M. Williams. Calmness and Thankfulness desired. W BUST the listek, protecting Power, And may this consecrated hour

With better hopes be fill'd. 2 Thy love the power of thought bestow'd,

To thee my thoughts would soar; Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd,

That mercy I adore.
3 In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see !
Each blessing to my soul most dear,

Because conferr'd by thee.
4 In every joy that crowns my days,

In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in prayer.
5 When gladness wings my favour'd hour,

Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; Resign'd when storms of sorrow lower,

My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye without a tear

The gathering storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear,

That heart shall rest on thee.

CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY.

358. C. M.

Prepare to meet thy God.
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Prepare to meet thy God!"
Seiz'd with a solemn dread, my soul

Sunk down beneath a load.

The cross,

2 What shall I do to find relief?

Ah! whither shall I flee? Or how be melted into grief?

Dear Saviour, pity me! 3 A word roll'd through my throbbing breast,

I am the way to heaven;
I am the weary sinner's rest;

Believe, and be forgiven.
4 I thought of Jesus when he died;

the nail, the spear; I thought upon his wounded side,

And hop'd my guilt was there.
5 A change was felt through all the soul,

And joy and sorrow fow'd;
It made the wounded spirit whole,

Reliev'd me of my load.
6 O may I never, never grieve,

My blessed Saviour more! With stronger faith may I believe, With all my powers adore.

359. C. M.
The Mutual Acts of Hope and Fear
AS beams of mercy round me shone,

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And guilt, and fear of hell were gone,

As faith on him reclin'd.
2 The hope of everlasting rest,

My burthen'd heart reliev'd,
But soon a fear disturb'd my breast,

Lest I should be deceiv'd.
3 The different acts of hope and fear,

While they themselves contend, Awake the fervency of

prayer, And both my soul befriend. 4 Does unbelief mine eye bedim ?

Fear hastes to seek relief,

And thence my hope revives again,

And triumphs o'er its grief. 5 The hope of his approving smile,

Fear of his chastening rod, Move and assist us all the while,

To intercourse with God. 6 This filial fear, O Lord, increase,

All hurtful fears remove; Grant me from sin a full release, And fill me with thy love.

360. S. M.

Coming before the Church.
JESUS, thou hast advis'd
To thee, and yield to be baptis'd,

And make ihy church their hon.e. 2 Obedient to thy call,

I come to Zíon now,
To own that thou art all in all,

And do thy will below. 3 O, I remember well,

When lost to all that's good, And sinking to the flames of hell,

How I was sav'd by blood. 4 Dissolv'd in pious grief,

And venting broken sighs;
I look'd to thee and found relief,

And wip'd my streaming eyes. 5 Saviour, if then I felt

The pangs of pious grief, Now make my callous

bosom melt, And grant renew'd relief.

361. C. M. The sweetness of Repentance. SWEET were the tears that once I shed,

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