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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Thou art praised The good is ours alone; And that to joy we may be raised, Thou sometime let'st us moan, o 4 Our pain Thou tak'st no pleasure in, Or to behold our tears; But that they might prevent the sin Which bringeth endless cares: To see Thy people feast or sing, And merry still remain, To Thee much more delight would bring, If they could sin refrain. 5 Since Thou so gracious art, O Lord! So graceless why are we; And why so backward to afford More pleasing fruits to Thee? Oh! grant since Thou requirest nought From us but for our bliss, That nought may more of us be sought, Than thanks to yield for this. 6 Forgive then all that is misdone, Neglected, or missaid; Remove the judgments now begun, Keep off the plagues delay'd: And that Thy mercy justly may Our fears and fall prevent, Sincerely let us ev'ry day Our daily sins repent. 7 For swine-like, to the miry bog If we again return, Or to our vomit like the dog, In vain we fast and mourn: Nay worse will our estate become, For when expulsed sin Re-enters to a cleansed room, It sev'nfold guilt brings in. 8 With us, Lord! let it not be so, But more upright each day, More sanctified let us grow, More wary in our way; That we may pass our future days Without offence or blame, In holy mirth and songs of praise, In honour of Thy name. HYMN X. Another for the lihe Times. This Hymn contains an humble confession of our guiltiness in the breach of the whole moral law; and in our own abuse of the law of grace also, with an earnest desire that God would have mercy upon us. 'LUNGED in grief, and in distress, Humbly we intend, O God! Our transgressions to confess in a sadly sounding ode. At Thy footstool we appear, Grieved for our follies past; And until our suits Thou hear, No refection we will...
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