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Oh, if ehildren did but know,
To escape eternal loss. 296.
The Bondage of Sin. (C.M.) WHEN we were brought to Christ at first
We promised to repent,
To save our souls was sent.
We cannot be forgiven ;
We cannot enter heaven.
How can we say we grieve ?
Will try all sin to leave.
The Saviour had to die,
SICKNESS AND SORROW.
O HEAVENLY Father, hear my cry,
O grant me an obedient mind,
I'll try to love and praise Thee still. 298. Hezekiah's Hymn after Sickness. I said I shall go to the gates / of the I
grave : O Lord, I am oppressed ; | under | take •
for me. What'| shall : I say : He hath both spoken unto me, and Him |
self. hath | do · ne | it. I shall go softly | all my 1 years : In the bitter • ness of my | soul. O Lord, by these things . men | live : And in all these things is the life of my
| spirit. So wilt Thou recover me, and make me
to | live : For Thou hast cast all my sins · be | hind,
thy | back. The living — | the living : He shall praise Thee, | as I do this day.
Isaiah xxxviii. 10-19,
299. God heareth a Child's Cry. (7's.)
0, My Saviour, Thou didst heal
300. Be not far from me, O Lord. (c. m.) O LORD, how gracious is thine ear
To listen to our grief ;
And Thou canst send relief,
Our cottages of clay ;
And moulder fast away.
In every faint and painful hour
Christ shall be round our bed ;
Our drooping heart and head.
Then grief will not be vain ;
Some everlasting gain.
DEATH AND AFTER DEATH. I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord : even so, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours.
301. Christ hath abolished Death. (7's.)
We shall see as we are seen ;
-ere life doth pass away,--
302. The Judgment Day. • I saw the dead, small and great, stand be
fore God; And the books were opened : And another book was opened, which is the
book of life: And the dead were judged Out of those things which were written in
the books, According to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were
in it; And death and hell delivered up the dead
which were in them :
the book of life
Rev. xx. 12, 13, 15.
303. The Heavens shall depart as a Scroll.