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2 Deep regret for follies past,

Talents wasted, time misspent; Hearts debased by worldly cares,

Thankless for the blessings lent; 3 Foolish fears and fond desires,

Vain regrets for things as vain ; Lips too seldom taught to praise,

Oft to murmur and complain ; 4 These, and every secret fault,

Filled with grief and shame, we own; Humbled at thy feet we lie,

Seeking pardon from thy throne. 5 God of mercy, God of grace,

Hear our sad, repentant songs; O, restore thy suppliant race,

Thou to whom all praise belongs.


8s & 7s M.

F. Davison.

Ps. 86.

1 SAVE my soul, which thou didst cherish

Until now, now like to perish;
Save thy servant, that hath none

Help, nor hope, but thee alone. 2 Send, O send relieving gladness

To my soul oppressed with sadness,
Which, from clog of earth set free,

Winged with zeal springs up to thee. 3 Heavenly Tutor, of thy kindness

Teach my dulness, guide my blindness,
That my steps thy paths may tread,
Which to endless bliss do lead.



4 In knots to be loosed never,

Knit my heart to thee forever,
That I to thy name may bear

Fearful love and loving fear.
5 Thy kind look no more deny me,

But with eyes of mercy eye me;
O give me, thy slave, at length,
Easing aid or bearing strength.

L. M.

Seeking Pardon and Aid. Ps. 51.
1 0 THOU that hear'st when sinners cry,

Though all my crimes before thee lie,
Behold them not with angry look,

But blot their memory from thy book.
2 Create my nature pure within,

And form my soul averse to sin;
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart,

Nor hide thy presence from my heart.
3 I cannot live without thy light,

Cast out and banished from thy sight;
Thy holy joys, my God, restore,

And guard me that I fall no more.
4 A broken heart, my God, my King,

Is all the sacrifice I bring :
The God of grace will ne'er despise

A broken heart for sacrifice.
5 O, may thy love inspire my tongue !

Salvation shall be all my song;
And all my powers shall join to bless
The Lord, my Strength and Righteousness.


C. M.

TATE & BRADY. The accepted Worshipper. Ps. 15. 1 LORD, who's the happy man, that may

To thy blest courts repair
Not stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?
2 'Tis he whose every thought and deed

By rules of virtue moves;
Whose generous tongue disdains to speak

The thing his heart disproves; — 3 Who never did a slander forge,

His neighbor's fame to wound,
Nor hearken to a false report,

By malice whispered round ;-
4 Who vice, in all its pomp and power,

Can treat with just neglect,
And piety, though clothed in rags,

Religiously respect;—
5 Who to his plighted vows and trust

Has ever firmly stood;
And, though he promise to his loss,

He makes his promise good;
6 The man who by this steady course

Has happiness insured,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,

By Providence secured.


C. M.

The Qualifications of a Christian. Ps. 15.
1 WHO shall inhabit in thy hill,

O God of holiness?
Whom will the Lord admit to dwell

So near his throne of grace?
2 The man that walks in pious ways,

And works with righteous hands,
That trusts his Maker's promises,

And follows his commands.
3 He speaks the meaning of his heart,

Nor slanders with his tongue,
Will scarce believe an ill report,

Nor do his neighbor wrong.
4 The wealthy sinner he contemns,

Loves all that fear the Lord,
And though to his own hurt he swears,

Still he performs his word.
5 His hands disdain a golden bribe,

And never gripe the poor :
This man shall dwell with God on earth,

And find his heaven secure.


C. M.

TATE & BRADY. The Man whom God approves. Ps. 24. 1 THIS spacious earth is all the Lord's;

The Lord's her fulness is ;
The world, and they that dwell therein,

By sovereign right are his.

2 He framed and fixed it on the seas;

And his almighty hand,
Upon inconstant floods, has made

The stable fabric stand.
3 But for himself this Lord of all

One chosen seat designed ;
O, who shall to that sacred hill

Desired admittance find ? 4 The man whose hands and heart are pure,

Whose thoughts from pride are free,
Who honest poverty prefers

To gainful perjury.
5 This, this is he, on whom the Lord

Shall shower his blessings down, Whom God, his Savior, shall vouchsafe

With righteousness to crown.

C. M.

WATTS. Dwelling with God. Ps. 24. 1 THE earth forever is the Lord's,

With Adam's numerous race;
He raised its arches o'er the floods,

And built it on the seas.
2 But who, among the sons of men,

May visit thine abode ?
He that has hands from mischief clean,

Whose heart is right with God. 3 This is the man may rise and take

The blessings of his race;
This is the lot of those that seek

The God of Jacob's face.

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