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4 Why will you in the crooked ways
Of sin and folly go?
To reach eternal wo. 5 But he that turns to God shall live,
Through his abounding grace : His mercy will the guilt forgive
Of those that seek his face.
Renouncing every sin;
And learn his will divine.
S. M. The horrors of the second death. WHERE shall rest be found,
Rest for the weary soul ? "Twere vain the ocean's depths to sound,
Or pierce to either pole. 2 The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh; 'Tis not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die.
There is a life above,
And all that life is love.
Outlasts the fleeting breath: O what eternal horrors hang
Around the second death! 5 Thou God of truth and grace!
Teach us that death to shun; Lest we be banish'd from thy face,
Forever more undone.
Their disembodied spirits dwell;
is heard and mercy found;
C. M. Warnings from the grave.
BENEATH our feet,
and o’er our head,
Is equal warning
Above us is the heaven.
And lurks in every flower;
Its peril every hour.
Of youth's soft cheek decay, And fate descend in sudden night
On manhood's middle day.
Halt feebly to the tomb;
And dreams of days to come ?
Where'er thy foot can tread,
And warns thee by her dead.
6 Turn, mortal, turn; thy soul apply
To truths divinely given :
Shall live for hell or heaven. 338
Repent, thine end is nigh;
O think before thou die. 2 Reflect, thou hast a soul to save;
Thy sins, how high they mount ! What are thy hopes beyond the grave ?
How stands that dark account? 3 Death enters, and there's no defence;
His time there's none can tell; He'll in a moment call thee hence,
To heaven, or down to hell. 4 Thy flesh (perhaps thy greatest care)
Shall into dust consume;
Sin kills beyond the tomb. 339
Who may be saved, shall I,
Through sin forever die ?
With whom I once did live, Joyful at God's right hand appear,
A blessing to receive :3 Shall I, amidst a ghastly band,
Dragg’d to the judgment-seat, Far on the left with horror stand,
My fearful doom to meet ?
4 Ah! no ;--I still may turn and live,
For still his wrath delays;
And offers me his grace.
5 I will accept his offers now
From every sin depart— Perform my oft-repeated vow, And render him my heart.
6 I will improve what I receive,
The grace through Jesus given; Sure, if with God on earth I live,
To live with God in heaven.
6th P. M. 6 lines 78.
What sin hath done.
(EARTS of stone, relent, relent!
Break, by Jesus' cross subdued ; See his body mangled, rent,
Stain'd and cover'd with his blood ! Sinful soul, what hast thou done? Crucified the eternal Son.
2 Yes, thy sins have done the deed;
Driven the nails that fix'd him there, Crown'd with thorns his sacred head;
Plunged into his side the spear;
3 Wilt thou let him bleed in vain ?
Still to death thy Lord pursue ? Open all his wounds again,
And the shameful cross renew ? No; with all my sins I'll part; Saviour, take my broken heart.
8th P. M. 87, 87, 47
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
He is able, He is willing : doubt no more. 2 Now, ye needy, come and welcome;
God's free bounty glorify; 'True belief and true repentance,Every grace that brings you nigh,
Without money, Come to Jesus Christ and buy. 3 Let not conscience make you linger;
Nor of fitness fondly dream:
This he gives you, -
Bruised and mangled by the fall;
Not the righteous, -
5 Agonizing in the garden,
Your Redeemer prostrate lies :
It is finish'd !