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3 FATHER, Thy mercies past we own,

Thy still continued care,
To Thee presenting, through Thy SON,

Whate'er we have, or are.

4 Our lips and lives shall gladly show

The wonders of Thy love,
While on in JESU's steps weg

'go
To see Thy face above.

5 Our residue of days or hour's

Thine, wholly Thine shall be;
And all our consecrated powers

A sacrifice to Thee;

6. Til Jesus in the clouds appear

To saints on earth forgiven,
And bring the grand sabbatic year,

The jubilee of heaven.

Lymn.

New Yeur.

1 COME, let us knew Our journey pursue,

Roll round with the year, And never stand still, till the Master appear! 2 His adorable will Let us gladly fulfil,

And our talents improve, By the patience of hope, and the labour of love. 3 Our life is a dream, Our time as a 'stream

Glides swiftly away!
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay.

4 O that each in the day of his coming may say,

“I have fought my way through; '! I have finish'd the work Thou didst give

me to do." 5 O that each from his LORD May receive the

glad word, “Well and faithfully done! Enter into My joy, and sit down on My Throne,”

Lymn,

New Year..

1 WHILE with ceaseless course the sun

Hasted thro' the former year, if
Many souls their race have run,

Never more to meet us here:

2 Fix'd in an eternal state, 19

They have done with all below; We a little longer wait, s1

But how little pone can know. i'

3 As the winged arrow flies,

Speedily the mark to find; :* As the lightning from the skies

Darts, and leaves no trace behind: 17

4 Swiftly, thus our fleeting days

Bear us down life's rapid stream: Upwards, LORD, our spirits raise;

All below is but a dream.

5. Thanks for mercies past receive,

Pardon of our sins renew; Teach us, henceforth, how to live

With eternity in view: 6 Bless Thy Word to young and old,

Fill us with a SAVIOUR's love; And when life's short tale is told,

May we dwell with Thee above.

Hymn.

New Year.

1
SEE! another year is gone!

Quickly have the seasons pass'a !
This we enter now upon

May to many prove their last. 2 Mercy hitherto has spar'd,

But have mercies been improv'd?
Let us ask, Am I prepar'd

Should I be this year removid?

3 Some we now no longer see,

Who their mortal raèe have run,
Seem'd as fair for life as we,

When the former year begun :

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4 Some (but who God only knows)

Who are here assembled now,
Ere the present year shall close,

To the stroke of death must bow.

5 Life a field of battle is;

Thousands fall within our view; And the next death-bolt that flies

May be sent to me or you: 6 While we preach, and while we hear,

Help us, LORD!' each one to think, Vast eternity is near,

I am standing on the brink. 7 If from guilt and sin set free,

By the knowledge of Thy grace, Welcome, then, the call will be

To depart and see Thy face.
8 To Thy saints, while here below,

With new years, new mercies come;
But the happiest year they know

Is their last, which leads them home.

Hymn.

New Year.

the same,

1 My belper GOD! I bless His Name: The same His pow'r, His

grace The tokens of His friendly care

Open, and crown the closing year.
2 I'midst ten thousand dangers stand,

Supported by His guardian hand;
And see, when I survey my ways,
Ten thousand monuments of praise.

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3 Thus far His arm hath led me on

Thus far I make His mercy known;
And while I tread the desert land,

New mercies shall new songs demand. 4 My grateful soul on Jordan's shore

Shall raise one sacred pillar more;
Then bear, in His bright courts above,
Inscriptions of immortal love.

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New Year 1 COME, Thou Fount of ev'ry blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace! Streanis of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of ceaseless praise :
Teach me some melodious anthem,

Sung by flaming tongues above;
Fix my inmost pow'rs, and grant them

Loudly to proclaim Thy love. ? Here I raise my Ebenezer,

Hither by Thy help I'm come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,,

Safely to arrive at home 1001? JESUS sought me when a stranger : ****

Wand'ring from the fold of Ğop; He, to save my soul from'danger;

Interposed His precious blood. 3 0! to grace how great a debtor ! Le 1417 Daily I'm constrain'd, to be

!!! Let that grace, LORD, like a fetter, la

Bind my wand'ring heart to Thee!

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