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Support the state, preserve the King,

And spare the guilty realm.
5 But should the dread decree be past,

And we must feel thy rod,
May stedfast faith still hold us fast

To our offended God!
6 Whatever be our destined case,

Accept us in thy Son;
Give us thy Gospel and thy grace ;-
And then thy will be done.

HYMN 81.
(c. M. MESSIAH.)

In time of war.
1 BEHOLD, O Lord ! before thy throne,

Thy mourning people bend;
'Tis on thy sovereign grace alone

Our humble hopes depend.
2 Tremendous judgments from thy hand

Thy dreadful power display:
Yet mercy spares this guilty land;

And yet we live to pray. 3 And why, great God! are we thus spared,

Ungrateful as we are ?
Oh! be these awful warnings heard,
While mercy

cries « forbear !"
4 What numerous crimes increasing rise,

Throughout this sinful isle !
What land so favour'd of the skies!

And yet whạt land so vile !
5 Turnus, o turn us, blessed Lord !

By thine Almighty grace:

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Then shall our hearts obey thy word,

And humbly seek thy face.
6 O hear our prayers, and grant us aid;

Bid war and discord cease;
Heal the sad breach that sin hath made

And bless us all with peace.

HYMN 82.
(c. M. DUBLIN.)

Thanksgivings for peace. 1 HELP us, O Lord! with humble minds

To bow before thy throne ;
And with unfeign’d repentance moved,

Our past transgressions own.
2 May we, from war's destructions saved,

Our Ebenezer raise ;*
And with our hearts, and lives, and tongues

Proclaim thy wondrous praise ! 3 From whence do wars and fightings come,

A scourge to every age?
Come they not hence, e'en of men's lusts,

Which in their members rage?+ 4 Hasten the glorious time, foretold

In thine unerring word;
When, from the greatest, to the least,

All men shall serve the Lord.
5 Nation shall not 'gainst nation rise,

Nor any more learn war ;
* 1 Sam. vii, 12.

+ Jam. iv. 1.

The sword shall be to plough-shares turn'd;

To pruning-hooks the spear.
6 From Satan's long usurp'd domain

A sinful world release;
Then with each other we shall dwell

In mutual love and peace.

HYMN 83.

(C. M. EGYPT.)
God's goodness in appointing means of grace.
I WHEN Israel, by divine command,

The pathless desert trod,
They found, e'en in that dreary land,

A sure resource in God.
2 A cloudy pillar mark'd their road,+

And screen'd them from the heat; From rocks of stone the water flow'd,

And manna was their meat. 3 Like them, we have a rest in view,

Secure from adverse powers; Like them we pass a desert too;

But Israel's God is ours.
4 Yes, in this barren wilderness,

He is to us the same,
By his appointed means of grace,

As once He was to them.
5 His word a light before us spreads,

That we our way may see; His love a banner to our heads, From harm preserves us free.

* Isa. ii. 45. + Ex. xiii. 21.

6 O may we not, like them, abuse

The riches of his grace;
Nor such stupendous love refuse;

But humbly seek his face !

HYMN 84.

(s. M. FAGIUS.)

The Gospel glad tidings of greal joy. 1 How beauteous are their feet,*

Who stand on Zion's hill;
Who bring salvation on their tongues,

And words of peace reveal ! 2 How blessed are our ears,t

That hear this joyful sound;
Which Kings and Prophets wish'd to hear,

And sought but never found. 3 How blessed are our eyes,

That see this heavenly light;
Which Kings and Prophets wish'd to sée,

But died without the sight!
4 Make bare thine arm, O Lord !

Send forth thy truth abroad:
Let sinners every where behold
Their Saviour and their God.

HYMN 85.
(C. M. DUBLIN.)

The Soucr. Matt. xii. 3.
1 YE sons of earth, prepare the plough;

Break up your fallow ground;
* Isa. lii. 8, &c.

+ Matt. xii. 16. 17.
Jer. iv. 3.

gone

forth to sow,

The Sower is

And scatter blessings round. 2 The seed that finds a stony soil

Shoots forth a hasty blade, But ill repays the Sower's toil,

Soon wither'd, scorch'd, and dead. 3 The thorny ground is sure to baulk

All hopes of harvest there: We find a tall and sickly stalk,

But not the fruitful ear.
4 The beaten path, and highway-side,

Receive the trust in vain;
The watchful birds the spoil divide,

And pick up all the grain. 5 But where the Lord of

grace
and

power Has bless'd the happy field, How plenteous is the golden store

The deep-wrought furrows yield ! 6 Father of mercies ! we have need

Of thy preparing grace;
Let the same hand that gives the seed
Provide a fruitful place. :

HYMN 86.
(c. M. HEPHZIBA.)

The light and glory of the Scriptures.
1 The Spirit breathes upon the word,

And brings the truth to sight;
Precepts and promises afford

A sanctifying light.
2 A glory gilds the sacred page,

Majestic as the sun ;

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