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7s. M. MERRICK. The Good Man blessed of God. Ps. 15. 1 Who shall tow’rd thy chosen seat
Turn in glad approach his feet?
On thy hallowed mountain rest? 2 He whose heart thy love has warmed;
He whose will, to thine conformed,
He whose word and thought are one. 3 He who ne'er with cruel aim
Seeks to wound an honest fame,
. 4 Who, from servile terror free,
Spurns at those who spurn at thee,
Love and lowliest reverence pays.
To his loss he shall fulfil;
'Gainst the guiltless to decide.
Treads the path by thee ordained,
295. C. M. Watts.
Qualifications of a Christian. Ps. 15. 1 Who shall inhabit in thy hill,
O God of holiness?
So near his throne of grace ?
And works with righteous hands, That trusts his Maker's promises,
And follows his commands.
3 He speaks the meaning of his heart,
Nor slanders with his tongue; Will scarce believe an ill report,
Nor do his neighbor wrong. 4 The wealthy sinner he contemns,
Loves all that fear the Lord ; And though to his own hurt he swears,
Still he performs his word. 6 His hands disdain a golden bribe,
And never gripe the poor : This man shall dwell with God on earth,
And find his heaven secure.
L. M. MONTGOMERY. Security and Happiness of the Righteous. Ps. 24. 1 The earth is thine, Jehovah; thine
Its peopled realms and wealthy stores; Built on the floods by power divine, The waves are ramparts to the shores.
2 But who shall reach thy holy place,
Or who, O Lord, ascend thy hill?
The perfect man that doth thy will.
To idols never bent the knee,
297. C. M. Tate & BRADY.
The Man whom God approves. Ps. 24.
The Lord's her fulness is;
By sovereign right are his.
One chosen seat designed : O who shall to that sacred hill
Deserved admittance find ? 3 The man whose hands and heart are pure,
Whose thoughts from pride are free; Who honest poverty prefers
To gainful perjury. 4 This, this is he, on whom the Lord
Shall shower his blessings down; Whom God his Saviour shall vouchsafe With righteousness to crown.
298. C. M. DODDRIDGE.
Walking with God.
While yet they sojourn here,
And spend them in his fear.
Its incense to thy throne;
Our hearts be thine alone. 3 As sanctified to noblest ends,
Be each refreshment sought;
Some wise instruction brought. 4 When to laborious duties called,
Or by temptations tried,
And in thy strength confide. 5 As different scenes of life arise,
Our grateful hearts would be
In solitude with thee.
Let all our days be past;
Nor shall we fear the last.
L. M. 61. MONTGOMERY.
The Christian Israel. 1 Thus far on life's perplexing path,
Thus far thou, Lord, our steps hast led, Snatched from the world's pursuing wrath, Unharmed though floods o'erhung our head : Like ransomed Israel on the shore,
Here then we pause, look back, adore. 2 Strangers and pilgrims here below,
Like all our fathers, in their day,
In cloud by day, in fire by night. 3 Protect us through the wilderness,
From every peril, plague, and foe;
Or follow any voice but thine. 4 Thy holy law to us proclaim,
But not from Sinai's top alone;
Or worship any God but thee.
And stand at length on Jordan's brink,