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5 And shall we fail to love his name,
Who thus to teach and save us came,
6. While life shall last, O let us prove
Our grateful reverence and our love!
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Old Age anticipated.
My feeble feet shall tread,
Through which I have been led : 2 How many mercies will my life Before
What tales of sorrow told!
3 But yet, my soul! if thou canst say
I've seen my God in all;
In every loss his call;
4 If piety has marked my steps,
And love my actions formed,
And truth my lips adorned ;
My Father and my God;
Nor dread the appointed road.
6 This scene will all my labours end
This road conduct on high ;
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In Time of War.
1 While sounds of war are heard around,
And death and ruin strew the ground;
2 Thou, who hast stamped on human kind
The image of a heaven-born mind,
3 O see with what insatiate rage
Thy sons their impious battles wage;
4 See guilty passions spring to birth,
And deeds of hell deform the earth;
5 Great God! whose powerful hand can bind
The raging waves, the furious wind,
6 With reverence may each hostile land
Hear and obey that high command,
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The Shortness of Life.
1 While with ceaseless course the sun
Hasted through the closing year,
Never more to meet us here! 2 Finished here probation's day,
They have done with all below;
But how little none can know. 3 As the winged arrow flies
Quick, the destined mark to find;
Darts, and leaves no trace behind . 4 So our brief and transient days
To their end speed swiftly on;
Here to-day, to-morrow gone.
Pardon of our sins renew;
With eternity in view.
Fill our hearts with filial love;
Olney Hymns, alt'a
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Reflections on the Death of Jesus.
With pious grief improve,
Of Jesus' dying love.
2 Not all the malice of his foes,
His pity could subdue; • Father! forgive,' he meekly prayed,
• They know not what they do.' 3 O what a love was here displayed,
Beyond our utmost thought!
In life and death he taught!
4 Let not his sacred truths, by us
Be lost or misapplied ;
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A Communion Hymn.
Yes, to the last command
We will obedient prove;
In memory of his love,
For our unworthy race,
His messages of grace.
3 O, if our senseless pride
His dying words neglect,
And we who God reject !
This consecrated feast, "Till memory shall have sunk to sleep,
Or life itself have ceased.
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Brotherly Kindness from the Precept and Example of Christ.
| Ye followers of the Prince of peace,
Who round bis table draw!
What his peculiar law.
? The love, which all his bosom filled,
Did all his actions guide ;
Inspired by love, he died.
3 Let all the sacred law fulfil ;
Like his be every mind;
And every action kind. .
4 Let none, who call themselves his friends,
Disgrace the honoured name;