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4 See him below his angels made,
See him in dust amongst the dead,
But he shall reign with power divine.
The miseries that attend the fall,
L. M. 93.
The Farewell. 1
be my heart to all below, To mortal joys and mortal cares; To sensual bliss that charms us so,
Be dark, mine eyes, and deaf, my ears 2 Lord, I renounce my carnal taste
Of the fair fruit that sinners prize:
One thought of mine, but to despise. 3 All carthly joys are overweigh'd
With mountains of vexations care;
A bait to some destructive snare? 4 Begone, for ever, mortal things!
Thou mighty mole-hill, earth, farewell!
And leave the globe for ants to dwell.
My soul pursues the sovereign good;
To mourn, and murmur and repine
2 But oh their end, their dreadful end!
Thy sanctuary taught me so:
And fiery billows roll below.
I'll never envy them again:
C. M. 95. The World's three chief Temptations. 1 WI HEN in the light of faith divine
We look on things below, Honour, and gold, and sensual joy,
How rain and dangerous too! 2 Honour's a puff of noisy breath;
Yet men expose their blood, And venture everlasting death
To gain that airy good. 3 Whilst others starve the nobler mind,
And feed on shining dust,
T' indulge a sordid lust.
Are dangerous snares to souls;
And dash'd with bitter bowls. 5 God is mine all-sufficient good, My portion and my choice;
In him my vast desires are fill'd,
And all my powers rejoice.
And tempts my heart anew;
C. M. 96.
The End of the World. 1 WHY
should this earth delight us so?
Why should we fix our eyes On these low grounds where sorrows grow,
And every pleasure dies? 2 While time his sharpest teeth prepares
Our comforts to devour, There is a land above the stars,
And joys above his power. 3 Nature shall be dissolv'd and die,
The sun must end his race, The earth and sea for ever fly
Before my Saviour's face. 4 When will that glorious morning rise!
When the last trumpet sound, And call the nations to the skies, From underneath the ground?
L. M. 97.
The Vanity of earthly Things. 1 WHAT are possessions, fame, and power,
The boasted splendour of the great! What gold, which dazzled eyes adore,
And seek with endless toils and sweat? 2 Express their charms, declare their use,
That we their merits may descry,
Or what important wants supply.
Will they restore our peace within,
And wash our guilty stains away? $ Can they celestial life inspire,
Nature with power divine renew,
Our bosom, and our lusts subdue? 5 When with the pangs of death we strive,
And yield all comforts here for lost,
Kind succour, when we need it most? 6 When at th’ Almighty's awful bar
To hear our final doom we stand,
Or wrest the vengeance from his hand? 7 Can they protect us from despair,
From the dark reign of death and hell, Crown us with bliss, and throne us where
The just, in joys immortal, dwell? 8 Sinners, your idols we despise,
If these reliefs they cannot grant;
L. M. 98.
The Glutton and the Drunkard. AIN man, on foolish pleasures bent,
Prepares for his own punishment; What pains, what loathsome maladies
From luxury and lust arise! 2 The drunkard feels his vitals waste,
Yet drowns his health to please his taste; Till all his active powers are lost,
And fainting life draws near the dust. 3 The glutton groans and loaths to eat,
His soul abhors delicious meat:
He hears their groans, prolongs their bi cath,
And saves them from approaching death. 5 U may the sons of men record
The wondrous goodness of the Lord! And let their thankful offerings prove llow they adore their Maker's love.
L. M. The Deity and Humanity of Christ, John i. 1. 3. 14. Col. i. 16. Eph. iii. 9, 10. 1 ERE the blue heavens were stretch'd abroaut
From everlasting was the Word; With God he was; the Word was God,
And must divinely be ador'd.
By him supported all things stand;
And angels fly at his command. % Ere sini was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars;
Ur count the number of thy years?)
The Word descends and dwells in clay,
Drest in such feeble flesh as they. $ Mortals with joy beheld his face
Th'eternal Father's only Son;