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DODDRIDGE. Enoch's Piety and Translation. 1 ETERNAL God, our wondering souls

Admire thy matchless grace
That thou wilt walk, that thou wilt dwell

With Adam's worthless race. 2 O, lead me to that happy path

Where I my God may meet;
Though hosts of foes begird it round,

Though briers wound my feet. 3 Nor shall I through eternal days

A restless pilgrim roam ;
Thy hand, that now directs my course,

Shall soon convey me home.
4 I ask not Enoch's rapturous flight

To realms of heavenly day,
Nor seek Elijah's fiery steeds

To bear this flesh away.
5 Joyful my spirit will consent

To drop its mortal load,
And hail the sharpest pangs of death

That break its way to God.

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WATTS. Moses dying in the Embraces of God. 1 DEATH cannot make our souls afraid,

If God be with us there;
We may walk through her darkest shade,

And never yield to fear.

2 I could renounce my all below,

If my Creator bid,
And run if I were called to go,

And die as Moses did.

3 Might I but climb to Pisgah's top,

And view the promised land,
My flesh itself should long to drop,

And pray for the command. 4 Clasped in my heavenly Father's arms,

I would forget my breath,
And lose my life among the charms

Of so divine a death.

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WATTS.

Courage in Death. Ps. 16.

1 WHEN God is nigh, my faith is strong ;

His arm is my almighty prop;
Be glad, my heart, rejoice, my tongue;

My dying flesh shall rest in hope. 2 Though in the dust I lay my head,

Yet, gracious God, thou wilt not leave My soul forever with the dead,

Nor lose thy children in the grave. 3 My flesh shall thy first call obey,

Shake off the dust, and rise on high; Then shalt thou lead the wondrous way

Up to thy throne above the sky.

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WATTS.

Triumph over Death.

1 AND must this body die,

This mortal frame decay?
And must these active limbs of mine

Lie mouldering in the clay? 2 Corruption, earth, and worms

Shall but refine this flesh,
Till my triumphant spirit comes

To put it on afresh.
3 God, my Redeemer, lives,

And often from the skies
Looks down, and watches all my dust,

Till he shall bid it rise. 4 Arrayed in glorious grace

Shall these vile bodies shine,
And every shape and every face

Look heavenly and divine.

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Scorch PARAPHRASIS.

Victory through Christ oder Death. 1 Cor. xv.

1 WHEN the last trumpet's awful voice

This rending earth shall shake, When opening graves shall yield their charge,

And dust to life awake,

2 Those bodies that corrupted fell

Shall incorrupted rise,
And mortal forms shall spring to life

Immortal in the skies.

3 Behold, what heavenly prophets sung

Is now at last fulfilled;
That Death should yield his ancient reign,

And, vanquished, quit the field.

4 Let Faith exalt her joyful voice,

And thus begin to sing :
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“O grave, where is thy triumph now?

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And where, 0 death, thy sting?"

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WATTS.
Life, Death, and the Resurrection. Ps. 89.
1 THINK, mighty God, on feeble man-
How few his hours, how short his span!

Short from the cradle to the grave : Who can secure his vital breath Against the bold demands of Death,

With skill to fly, or power to save ?
2 Lord, shall it be forever said,
“ The race of man was only made

For sickness, sorrow, and the dust "?
Are not thy servants, day by day,
Sent to their graves, and turned to clay?

Lord, where's thy kindness to the just? 3 Hast thou not promised to thy Son, And all his seed, a heavenly crown?

But flesh and sense indulge despair :
Forever blessed be the Lord,
That faith can read his holy word,

And find a resurrection there.

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WATTS. A Prospect of the Resurrection. 1 HOW long shall Death, the tyrant, reign,

And triumph o'er the just,
While the rich blood of martyrs slain

Lies mingled with the dust?
2 Let faith arise, and climb the hills,

And from afar descry
How distant are his chariot wheels,

And tell how fast they fly.

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