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For from the top of the rocks I see him."

Numb. xxiii. 9.

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1 METHINKS I stand upon the rock
Where Balaam stood, and wond'ring look

Upon the scene below:
The tents of Jacob goodly seem ;
The people happy I esteem,

Whom God has favour'd so.

2 Their toils have almost reach'd a close,
And soon they're destin’d to repose

Within the promis'd land :
Ev'n now its rising hills are seen,
Enrich'd with everlasting green,

Where Israel soon shall stand.

3 Fair emblem of a better rest,
Of which believers are possest,

Beyond material space!
Methinks I see the heav'nly shore,
Where sin and sorrow are no more,

And long to reach the place.
4 In glory there the King appears ;
He wipes away his people's tears,

And makes their sorrows cease:
From toil and strife they there repose,
And dwell secure from all their foes,

In everlasting peace.

5 Sweet hope! it makes the coward brave; It makes a freeman of the slave,

And bids the sluggard rise: It lifts a worm of earth on high ; Provides him wings, and makes him fly

To mansions in the skies.

HYMN 126. C. M.

/ Thou, God, seest me."-Gen. xvi. 13. 1 ALMIGHTY GOD, thy piercing eye

Strikes through the shades of night, And our most secret actions lie

All open to thy sight.
2 There's not a sin that we commit,

Nor wicked word we say,
But in thy dreadful book 'tis writ

Against the judgment day. 3 And must the crimes that I have done,

Be read and publish'd there;
Be all expos'd before the sun,

While men and angels hear? 4 Lord, at thy feet asham'd I lie;

Upward I dare not look :
Pardon my sins before I die,

And blot them from thy book. 5 Remember all the dying pains

That my Redeemer felt;
And let his blood wash out my stains,

And answer for my guilt.

6 O may

C. M.

I now for ever fear
T' indulge a sinful thought,
Since the great God can see and hear,
And writes down ev'ry fault.

HYMN 127. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”--2Cor.ix.15, 1 BlEst be the wisdom and the pow'r,

The justice and the grace,
That join'd in counsel to restore

And save our ruin'd race.
2 Our father ate forbidden fruit,

And from his glory fell;
And we, his children, thus were brought

To death, and near to hell.
3 Blest be the Lord, that sent his Son,

To take our flesh and blood :
He for our lives gave up

his

own,
To make our peace with God.
4 He honour'd all his Father's laws,

Which we have disobey'd :
He bore our sins upon the cross,

And our full ransom paid.
5 Behold him rising from the grave;

Behold him rais'd on high :
He pleads his merits there to save

Transgressors doom'd to die.
6 There on a glorious throne he reigns,

And, by his pow'r divine,
Redeems us from the slavish chains

Of Satan and of sin.

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Escape for thy life.”—Gen. xix. 17. 1 Why should I

say,
“'Tis

yet too soon To seek for heaven or think of death?” A flower may fade before 'tis noon,

And I this day may lose my breath. 2 If this rebellious heart of mine

Despise the gracious calls of Heaven, I may be hardened in my sin,

And never have repentance given. 3 What if the Lord grow wroth and swear,

While I refuse to read and pray,
That he'll refuse to lend an ear

To all my groans another day! 4 What if his dreadful anger burn,

While I refuse his offered grace;.
And all his love to fury turn,

And strike me dead upon the place! 5 'Tis dangerous to provoke a God!

His power and vengeance none can tell : One stroke of his Almighty rod

Shall send young sinners quick to hell. 6 Then 'twill for ever be in vain

To cry for pardon and for grace ;
To wish I had my time again,
Or hope to see my Maker's face.

FINI S.

J. DAVENPORT, Printer, Lawton-street, Liverpool.

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