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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.
F. Davison. Ps. 86. 1 SAVE my soul, which thou didst cherish
Until now, now like to perish;
Help, nor hope, but thee alone. 2 Send, O send relieving gladness
To my soul oppressed with sadness,
Winged with zeal springs up to thee. 3 Heavenly Tutor, of thy kindness
Teach my dulness, guide my blindness,
CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES AND SENTIMENTS.
4 In knots to be loosed never,
Knit my heart to thee forever,
Fearful love and loving fear.
But with eyes of mercy eye me;
Though all my crimes before thee lie,
But blot their memory from thy book.
And form my soul averse to sin ;
Nor hide thy presence from my heart.
Cast out and banished from thy sight;
And guard me that I fall no more.
Is all the sacrifice I bring :
A broken heart for sacrifice.
Salvation shall be all my song;
TATE & BRADY. The accepted Worshipper. Ps. 15. 1 LORD, who's the happy man, that may
To thy blest courts repair
But to inhabit there?
By rules of virtue moves;
The thing his heart disproves; — 3 Who never did a slander forge,
His neighbor's fame to wound,
By malice whispered round;-
Can treat with just neglect,
Religiously respect; -
Has ever firmly stood;
He makes his promise good;
Has happiness insured,
By Providence secured.
O God of holiness ?
So near his throne of grace ?
And works with righteous hands,
And follows his commands.
Nor slanders with his tongue,
Nor do his neighbor wrong.
Loves all that fear the Lord,
Still he performs his word.
And never gripe the poor:
And find his heaven secure.
TATE & BRADY. The Man whom God approves. Ps. 24. 1 THIS spacious earth is all the Lord's;
The Lord's her fulness is;
By sovereign right are his.
2 He framed and fixed it on the seas;
And his almighty hand,
The stable fabric stand.
One chosen seat designed ;
Desired admittance find ? 4 The man whose hands and heart are pure,
Whose thoughts from pride are free,
To gainful perjury.
Shall shower his blessings down, Whom God, his Savior, shall vouchsafe
With righteousness to crown.
WATTS. Dwelling with God. Ps. 24. 1 THE earth forever is the Lord's,
With Adam's numerous race;
And built it on the seas.
May visit thine abode ?
Whose heart is right with God. 3 This is the man may rise and take
The blessings of his race;
The God of Jacob's face.