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But in thy life the law appears,

Drawn out in brightest characters.
2 What truth and love thy bosom fill!

What zeal to do thy Father's will!
Such zeal, and trath, and love divine,

I would transcribe and make them mine. 3 Cold mountains and the midnight air

Witness'd the fervour of thy prayer;
The desert thy temptations knew,

Thy conflict, and thy victory too. 4 Be Thou my pattern ! let me bear

More of thy heavenly image here;
And own at last my worthless nante,
Among the followers of the Lamb.

HYMN 230.
(C. M. 'ATTERCLIFFE.)

The heavenly Canaan.
1 THERE is a land of pure delight,

Where saints immortal reign :
Where endless day excludes the night,

And pleasures banish pain.
2 Lo! rising from the swelling flood,

The eternal hills are seen !
So Canaan's land of old was view'd,

While Jordan roll'd between.
3 But timorous mortals start and shrink,

To cross the narrow' sea,
And linger, shivering on the brink,

Afraid to launch away. 4 Oh! could we make our doubts remove,

Those gloomy doubts that rise ;

And see the Canaan that we love,

With faith's illumined eyes ;5 'Till from the mount where Moses stood,

We view the landscape o'er; Nor the proud waves of Jordan's flood,

Affright us from the shore.

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HYMN 231. (P. M.

ALEXANDRIA)

Seeking a better country. i From Egypt lately come,

Where death and darkness reign,
We seek a new, a better home,
Where we our rest shall gain:

Hallelujah!
We are on our way to God.
2 There sin and sorrow cease,

And, every conflict o'er,
We there shall dwell in endless peace,
Nor thirst por hunger more.

Hallelujah, &c.
3 There, in celestial strains,

Enraptured myriads sing,
And love in every bosom reigns ;
For God himself is King.

Hallelujah, &c.
4 We hope to join the throng,

And soon their pleasures share,
And sing the everlasting song,
With all the ransom'd there.

Hallelujah, &c.

HYMN 232.
(P. M. STAMFORD.)

The insufficiency of formal services.
1 In form we long had bow'd the knee,

But nought attractive then could see,
To win our wayward hearts to Thee,

Our Saviour !
2 Yet oft we trembled when we thought,

How we had sold ourselves for nought,
But still against thy love we fought,

Our Saviour !
3 When self-accused we trembling stood,

And promised fair as any could;
We never counted on thy blood,

Our Saviour ! 4 Too soon the promise vain we proved,

That sinners make while sin is loved,
But still to Thee our hearts ne'er moved,

Our Saviour ! 5 To pleasure prone, we thought it hard,

From pleasure's path to be debarr’d,
Nor pleasure sought from thy

regard,

Our Saviour ! 6 O Thou ! whom we so long withstood,

Bring back our wandering souls to God,
And wash us in thy precious blood,

Our Saviour !
HYMN 233.

(P. M. HAYDN.)

For the fruitfulness of God's vineyard. 1 SEE the vineyard lately planted,

By thy hand, O Lord of Hosts !

Let thy people's prayer be granted,

Keep it safe from hostile boasts: Hear, Oh ! hear us when we pray;

Keep thy vineyard night and day. 2 Drooping plants revive and nourish,

Let them thrive beneath thy hand; Let the weak grow strong and flourish,

Blooming fair at thy command: Let the fruitful yield Thee more,

Laden with a richer store. 3 Further, Lord ! be Thou entreated ;

Plant the barren waste around; Let thy work be thus completed,

And no fruitless spot be found; Let the earth a vineyard be, Consecrated, Lord ! to Thee.

HYMN 234.
(C. M. LANE END.)

For Christian love.
1 Our God is love: and all his saints

His image bear below:
The heart, with love to God inflamed,

With love to man will glow.
2 O may we love each other, Lord !

As we are loved of Thee :
For none are truly born of God,

Who live in enmity.
3 Heirs of the same immortal bliss,

Our hopes and fears the same,
The cords of love our hearts should bind,

The law of love inflame.

4 So shall the vain contentious world

Our peaceful lives approve,
And wondering say as they of old,

6 See how these Christians love."

HYMN 235.

(C. M. WARWICK.) Love, the most excellent of Christian graces. 1 Of all the graces that adorn

The Christian's hallow'd breast, Love is the fairest of the train,

The bond of all the rest. 2 Knowledge alone is all in vain ; In vain all servile fear

r; Our stubborn sins will still prevail,

If love be absent there.
3 Love fires the soul, and makes our feet

In swift obedience move:
Satan believes and trembles too,

But Satan cannot love.
4 This shall the Christian's bosom warm,

When faith and hope shall cease ;
This swell the song of endless praise,
Throughout the realms of peace. .

HYMN 236.
(L. M. LUTHER.)

For the conversion of the Jews. 1 Great God of Abraham ! hear our prayer ;

Let Abraham's seed thy mercy share ;
Oh! may they now at length return,

And look on Him they pierced and mourn. 2 Remember Jacob's flock of old,

Bring home the wanderers to thy fold :

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