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337. L. M. ENFIELD.
Humility. 1 WHEREFORE should man, frail child of clay,
Who, from the cradle to the shroud,
O why should mortal man be proud ? 2 His brightest visions just appear,
Then vanish, and no more are found;
A breath may level with the ground. 3 By doubt perplexed, in error lost,
With trembling step he seeks his way:
Of reason's lamp, how faint the ray! 4 Follies and sins, a countless sum,
Are crowded in life's little span :
That erring, guilty creature, man! 5 God of my life! Father divine !
Give me a meek and lowly mind :
peace in humble virtue find.
338. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
And let his words support your souls;
your courage up,
2 He waits his own well-chosen hour
The intended mercy to display:
While wisdom dictates the delay.
With sweet submission to his will;
And in the midst of storms are still ;4 Still, till their Father's well-known voice
Wakens their silence into songs;
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And follows his commands;
Or gives with liberal hands.
To all the sons of need,
With blessings on his seed. 3 No evil tidings shall surprise
His well established mind;
And leaves his fears behind. 4 In times of general distress,
Some beams of light shall shine,
And give him peace divine.
5 His works of piety and love
Remain before the Lord :
Shall be his sure reward.
340. L. M. Watts. Blessings of the Pious and Charitable. Ps. 112. 1 Thrice happy man, who fears the Lord,
Loves his commands, and trusts his word: Honor and peace his days attend,
And blessings to his seed descend. 2 Compassion dwells upon his mind,
To works of mercy still inclined;
Or gives them, not to be repaid. 3 When times grow dark, and tidings spread
That fill his neighbors round with dread, His heart is armed against the fear,
For God, with all his power, is there. 4 His soul, well fixed upon the Lord,
Draws heavenly courage from his word;
341. C. M. J. NEWTON.
True and false Zeal.
The fire of love supplies;
Is self, in a disguise.
2 True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear;
And breathes revenge and war. 3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms, He knows the worth of
Its party to increase.
And be applauded here;
When Jesus shall appear.
And from our hearts remove;
But that which springs from love.
342. L. M. Scott.
Forms of Devotion vain without Virtue. 1 The uplifted eye and bended knee
Are but vain homage, Lord, to thee:
The heart a stranger to the song.
The breaches of thy precepts heal?
Thy justice, and obtain thy smile ?
Sincere, and to thy will resigned,
4 Love God and man--this great command
Doth on eternal pillars stand:
I.. M. Watts.
Walking by Faith.
We walk through deserts dark as night;
Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 2 The want of sight she well supplies;
She makes the pearly gates appear;
And brings eternal glories near.
While faith inspires a heavenly ray;
And rocks and dangers fill the way. 4 So Abraham, by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with God:
344. 7s. M. J. TAYLOR.
The accepted Offering.
Wise, beneficent, and kind,