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1 HAPPY the meek, whose gentle breast,
Clear as the summer's evening ray, Calm as the regions of the blest,
Enjoys on earth celestial day. 2 His heart no broken friendships sting;
No storms his peaceful tent invade; He rests beneath the Almighty's wing,
Hostile to none, of none afraid. 3 Spirit of grace, all meek and mild,
Inspire our breasts, our souls possess ; Repel each passion rude and wild,
And bless us, as we aim to bless.
The Pure in Heart.
1 BLEST are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;
Their soul is Christ's abode.
2 Still to the lowly soul
He doth himself impart;
Chooseth the pure in heart.
RIPPON'S COL. Patience. 1 PATIENCE, O, what a grace divine,
Sent from the God of power and love,
As through the wilds of life we rove! 2 By patience we serenely bear
The troubles of our mortal state,
Nor think our glory comes too late. 3 O for this grace, to aid us on,
And arm with fortitude the breast,
We reach the shore of endless rest!
Watts. Holy Fortitude. 1 AM I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb ?
Or blush to speak his name? 2 Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
And sailed through bloody seas? 3 Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord;
Supported by thy word.
4 Thy saints, in all this glorious war,
Shall conquer, though they die;
And seize it with their eye.
And ardor fire our breast,
In heavenly glories dressed. 2 Behold Jehovah's royal hand
A radiant crown display,
While stars and suns decay.
The glorious prize pursue ;
While heaven is kept in view.
WATTS. Obedience better than Sacrifice. Ps. 50. 1 THUS saith the Lord, “The spacious fields,
And flocks and herds, are mine ; O’er all the cattle of the hills
I claim a right divine.
Nor bullocks burnt with fire;
Is all that I require.
3 “Call upon me when trouble's near;
My hand shall set thee free;
The honor due to me.
4 "The man that offers humble praise,
He glorifies me best,
Shall my salvation taste.”
Holiness and Grace.
1 so let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
To prove the doctrine all divine.
The honors 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,
Our inward piety approve.
While we expect that blessed hope,
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.
Of truth and peaceful love;
Where rests the heavenly Dove.
J. Newton. True and false Zeal. 1 ZEAL is that pure and heavenly flame
The fire of love supplies;