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ENFIELD. Compassion and Forgiveness. 1 I HEAR the voice of woe !
I hear a brother's sigh!
With tears of love, my eye. 2 I hear the thirsty cry!
The hungry beg for bread!
My hand its bounty shed. 3 The debtor humbly sues,
Who would but cannot pay ;
Who need it every day? 4 Shall not my wrath relent,
Touched by that humble strain,
Nor will offend again”? 5 If not, how shall I dare
Appear before thy face,
For thy forgiving grace?
And growing crimes appear,
With sorrow and with fear.
2 Yet when its waves most fiercely beat,
And spread destruction wide;
To stem the roaring tide.
Thy sacred cause to plead ;
That thou art God indeed.
And there thy power display ;
To draw us from thy way.
1 0, 'TIS a lovely thing to see
A man of prudent heart, Whose thoughts, and lips, and life, agree
To act a useful part.
In little, angry souls,
And quench the kindling coals. 3 Their minds are humble, mild, and meek,
Nor let their fury rise ;
Nor pride exalts their eyes. 4 Their frame is prudence mixed with love;
Good works fulfil their day;
But cast the sting away.
MORAVIAN. The Christian encouraged. 1 GIVE to the winds thy fears ;
Hope, and be undismayed;
God shall lift up thy head. 2 Through waves, through clouds and storms,
He gently clears thy way;
Soon end in joyous day. 3 He every where hath rule,
And all things serve his might;
His path unsullied light.
Yet earth and heaven tell,
He ruleth all things well.
Our hearts are known to thee; 0, lift thou up the sinking hand,
Confirm the feeble knee ! 6 Let us, in life or death,
Boldly thy truth declare,
Thy love and guardian care.
SIR H. Wotton.
The Character of a happy Life.
1 HOW happy is he born and taught,
That serveth not another's will, Whose armor is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill!
2 Whose passions not his masters are,
Whose soul is still prepared for death, Untied unto the world by care
Of public fame, or private breath ; 3 Who envies none that chance doth raise,
Nor vice hath ever understood, How deepest wounds are given by praise,
Nor rules of state, but rules of good; 4 Who hath his life from rumors freed;
Whose conscience is his strong retreat ; Whose state can neither flatterers feed,
Nor ruin make oppressors great ; 5 Who God doth late and early pray
More of his grace than gifts to lend,
With a religious book or friend; —
6 This man is freed from servile bands
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall;
And having nothing, yet hath all.
WATTS. The Beatitudes. 1 BLEST are the humble souls that see
Their emptiness and poverty;
in heaven. 2 Blest are the meek, who stand afar
From rage and passion, noise and war;
And plead their cause against the great. 3 Blest are the souls that thirst for grace,
Hunger and long for righteousness;
With living streams and living bread. 4 Blest are the men whose bowels move
And melt with sympathy and love; From Christ the Lord shall they obtain
Like sympathy and love again. 5 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
From the defiling powers of sin ;
A God of spotless purity.
Who quench the coals of growing strife; They shall be called the heirs of bliss,
The sons of God, the God of peace. . 7 Blest are the sufferers who partake
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake;