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See that ye walk circumspectly; not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil.
Ephes. ch. v. ver. 15.
When I think of the days that are past,
Of the months—of the years—that are flown;
When I know not how long they may last,
on this short life
When into my Bible I look,
And see what my life should have been ;
My practice compare with my book,
And view such an opposite scene :
When I read of the regions of bliss
For those that have walk'd in its way;
Or look on the frightful abyss
For sinners that wander and stray:
Whilst I stand on eternity's brink
And reflect what my being has cost;
From the past and the future I shrink,
And weep for the time that is lost!
O Jesus ! my Lord and my friend,
Who diedst for
soul on the cross,
Once more let thy mercy descend
Thy merits recover my
Record not the years so misspent ;-
To kindle thine anger forbear,
Lest I perish before I repent,
And perish alas ! in despair.
O grant me thy grace to begin
A life from ingratitude free
A life of abhorrence of sin
A life of affiance in thee.
A HYMN ON THE JUDGMENT-DAY.
From the twenty-fifth Chapter of St. Matthew.
When thou, Great Judge! with glory crown'd
Shalt bid the last loud trumpet sound;
When from their graves the dead shall rise
And trembling millions seek the skies;
Thrice happy they! whose anxious fear,
The dawn of endless bliss shall cheer;
To whom thy gracious love shall say
“ To Heav'n, ye blessed, haste away.
“ When hunger drove me to your door ;
“ Or thirsty I besought your store;
- Your hands the kind repast bestow'd,
66 And led me where sweet waters flow'd:
“ When want compelld my feet to roam
“ A stranger reft of house and home
“ Your care my naked state improv’d,
“ And all my poverty remov’d:
“ When on the bed of sickness laid,
“Or pining in the dungeon shade;
“ Your visits taught me there to pray,
“And wip'd my bitter tears away."
Lord, at that dread tribunal spare !
Let all behold a Saviour there !
There let thy tender mercies shine
And clothe us with a robe divine.
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