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Ver. Our hearts and ways are vile, till he,

Who holiness commands,
Our whole fanctification be,

To wash our hearts and hands.
The pow'rs of hell our fouls enchain,

Till our redemption come,
And, lawful captives to regain,

His conqu’ring pow'r assume.
In God alone lies all our bliss ;

The bliss in Christ is flor'd,
That we may share of what he is,

By likeness to our Lord.
He is what God alone can be,

And all that can be giv’n;
Wise, righteous, holy, happy he,

Who thus is all our heav'n.
Yea, all in all, that sinners so

May be in him complete;
Wise, righteous, holy, happy too :

Bless'd be the match fo meet.

The Excellency and Preference of Love.

1 Cor. xiii. 1,-13.

S E C T I.
The most excellent Gifts notbing witbout Looi.

Ver. 1,-4.

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OULD I with men and angels vie

In language, without love ;
Nought but a founding brass would I,

Or tinkling cymbal, prove.
2 Could I both preach and prophesie,

All myst’ries understand ;
Have knowledge all ingrofs'd in me,

All gifts at my command :
Yea, had I faith that could remove;

Great mountains to the main ;
Yet were I destitute of love,

All would be void and vain.

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Ver. Should I, with Pharifaic shew,

Be lavish of my store,
And tender of my revenue,

To feed the starving pour :
Yea, wanting love, though to the flame

My body give should i,
To win the martyr's glorious name;
I nothing gain thereby.

3. [If without love to God and men,

Though most devout I feem,
Yet my religion all is vain,
And but an empty dream.]

The Praise of Love, and its Preference to Faith

and Hope. Ver. 4,-13.
4 Love suffers long; love envies not ;

But evermore is kind ;
Ne'er opes the mouth to boast of ought,

Nor proudly puffs the nind. 5 Love carries not indecently;

Can felfish views exclude ;
And lay her own advantage by,

To leek her neighbour's good.
Love thinks no ill; nor, foon incens'd,

E'er studies to annoy:
6 She grieves when fin and error's fenc'd;

But in the truth's her joy.
7 Love bears all hard things well for peace;

Believes all good things still ;
Nor, for her neighbour's prejudice,

Is credulous of ill.
Love hopes all things ev'n of the worst,

And wills their happy change;
Endures all things; nor can be forc'd

By wrongs to hug revenge.
8 Love shall remain, and shall prevail

In earth and heav'n above,
When tongues shall cease, and prophets fail,

And ev'ry gist, but Love.

Ver. For but in part, while here from home,

9 We know; but wait the day 10 When perfect interviews will come,

And partial fly away.
11 Here ev'ry notion, thought, and speech,

Our witless childhood shews;
But there our fouls shall manhood reach,

And flight our present views.
12 For now we fee but through a glass,

Where light is darkly shown;
But then, by vision, face to face,

We'll know, as we are known.
13 On earth, fait!ı, hope, and love have place,

The third shall reign above;
Of all, the greatest, fairelt grace,

For God himself is Love,

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The Song of Triumph over Death and the Groun

i Cor. xv. 54,-58.
54 FAITH sings although the body dies,

The promise is enjoy'd;
This mortal fhall immortal rise,

And death thall be destroy'd.
55 Where is thy killing sting. O death!

Addicted to devour;
Through grace we now despise thy wrath,

And we défy thy pow'r.
O grave! where is thy victory?

The bolted prison, where?
Our King victorious conquer'd thee,

And we the conquest share. 56 The fling of death is sin indeed,

The strength of fin the law :
But thence our law-fulfilling Head

Did sting and strength withdraw. 57 Thanks to the God of victory,

Who makes us thus, by faith,
In Christ our living Head on high,

Triumphant over death.

Ver. Then stedfast may our hearts remain,

And in his work abound;
Through whom our labour's not in vain,

With such an issue crown'd.

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The World crucified by tbe Cross of Christ. Gal. vi. 14.
FORBID it. Lord, that I should boast

Of ought but Jesus' cross;
The richest gain, that tempts the inost,

I count but fordid dross.
When him I view, who bore, in death,

My fins, upon the tree ;
Then am I dead to all the earth,

The earth all dead to me.
Were this whole globe terrestial mine,

The present were but small;
Love so amazing, fo divine,

Demands my life, my all. .

Å Doxology, or Song of Praise, for electing, regene-

rating, and redeeming Grace, and all Spiritual
Blefings in CuriST. Eph. i. 3.-7.

BLESS'd be the everlasting God

And our Lord,
Who us in him, and through his blood,

With heav'nly blessings stor'd.

My Son's mine elect first,” he said,

Before he chose a man ;
Then chose he us, in Christ our Head,

Before the world began.
Our characters were then decreed,

That we should holy be;
Blameless in love, a royal feed,

From fin and flav'ry free:
5 Predeftinated to be fons,

A new regen’rate race ;
Born by degrees, though chofe but once,

To praise his glorious grace.

Ver. Here his accepting love began 6 In Chriit, to stand unmov'd, And firm to u3, until he can

Forget his firit Belov'd:
7 In whom we have redemption great,

Peace, pardon, and filace;
Bought with the richest blood, and yet

Brought from the richest grace.


The Apostle's Song, or Doxology: Or, a song to ibe

Love and Power of God. Eph. iii. 19, 20, 21. 19 To him whose love, that ev’n for strength

Could conquer hell for men;
And duth, in height, depth, breadth and length,

Surpass created ken :
20 To him whose Pow'r and Will to fave,

Can do exceedingly
Above what we can ask or crave,

However great or high :
To hiin who fo his mighty pow'r

Has for and in us wrought,
Can fo exert it more and more

Beyond our pow'r of thought:
21 To him be praife; yea, praises shall

The church's work remain,
By Christ his Son, through ages all,

World without end, Amen.

CHRIST's deep Humiliation, and bigb Exaltation.

Phil. ii. 5,--II.
5 ALL ye that mention Jesus name,

And are his fk defign'd,
Submiss was he, be ye the fame,

And bear his humble mind.
6 Who, in the form of God, did hold

The self-fame Deity;
Nur in him thought it ribb’ry bold

To equal Gud most High:

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