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Teach us, O thou heavenly King,
The holy gospel we profess;
To prove the doctrine all divine.
The honours of our Savior, God,
And grace subdues the power of sin. 3 Our flesh and sense must be denied,
Passion and envy, lust and pride ;
1 Tuuplifted eye, and bended knee,
Are but vain homage ,Lord, to thee:
The heart a stranger to the song:
The breaches of thy precepts heal ?
3 The pure, the humble, contrite mind,
Sincere, and to thy will resigned,
Than Sheba's groves, or Sharon's fields.
Doth on eternal pillars stand ;
1 If high or low our station be,
Of noble or ignoble name,
Thy blessing Lord we humbly claim.
Thy providence shall be his trust;
Thou friend and guardian of the just.
To all the test of duty pay;
Their faith and zeal declare,
If love be wanting there.
Nor is provoked in haste ;
And long forgets the past.
3 She lays her own advantage by,
To seek her neighbor's good;
And save us by his blood.
In all the realms above;
But saints forever love.
WATTS. 1 Thus saith the first, the great command,
· Let all thy inward powers unite
With sacred fervor and delight.
Share thine affections and esteem;
Define and rule thy love to him.'
This did the prophets preach and prove;
Aud all the law's fulfill’d by love.
How cold our charity and zeal !
Cobb's Col. 1 Who is thy neighbor ? he whom thou
Hast power to aid or bless;
Thy soothing hand may press.
2 Thy neighbor ? 'tis the fainting poor,
Whose eye with want is dim;
With aid and peace for him.
Fettered in mind and limb;
Go thou, and ransom him.
Perhaps thou canst redeem
Go, share thy lot with him.
NEEDHAM. 1 Happy the man, whose cautious steps
Still keep the golden mean;
Declares a conscience clean. 2 What blessings bounteous Heaven bestows,
He takes with thankful heart;
And gives the poor a part.
Disdains to be confined ;
And prays for all mankind.
Each passion to control;
The empire of his soul.
His treasure is above;
Can claim his highest love.
VI. MEEKNESS AND HUMILITY.
ENFIELD. 1 WHEREFORE should man, frail child of clay,
Who from the cradle to the shroud,
O why should mortal man be proud ? 2 Follies and crimes, a countless sum,
Are crowded in life's little span :
That erring, guilty creature, man!
Give me a meek and lowly mind :
1 'BLEST are the meek,' he said,
Whose doctrine is divine;
And bright in heaven shall shine. 2 The God of peace is theirs;
They own his gracious sway ;
His sovereign laws obey.