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HYMN 39. Third Part. C.M.
The anxiety of pious parents for their children. (cont.)

  3 And 'tis beyond the pow'r of speech
   To tell the griefs they know.
  4 Till they can see victorious grace
   Their children's souls possess,
The sparkling wit, the smiling face
   But adds to their distress.
  5 "Shall cruel spirits drag thee down
   "To darkness and despair;
"Beneath th' Almighty's angry frown,
   "To dwell for ever there?
  6 "Saviour, the dreadful scene forbid!
   "Look down, dear Lord, and bless;
"We'll wrestle hard, as Jacob did
   "May we obtain success!"

HYMN 40. First Part. L.M.
The sixth command.

  1 CLAMOUR, and wrath, and war be gone,
Envy and spite for ever cease;
Let bitter words no more be known
Among the saints, the sons of peace.
  2 The Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife;
Why should we vex and grieve his love,
Who seals our souls to heav'nly life!
  3 Tender and kind be all our thoughts,
Thro' all our lives let mercy run:
So God forgives our num'rous faults,
For the dear sake of Christ his Son.

HYMN 40. Second Part. L.M.

  1 DARE we indulge our wrath and strife,
And yet assume the Christian name?
Give our wild passions sway, yet call
Ourselves the follow'rs of the Lamb?

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HYMN 40. Second Part. L.M.
Anger. (cont.)

  2 He was all gentle, meek, and mild
Full of benevolence and love;
Nor could the rage of num'rous foes
Aught, but his soft compassion move.
  3 Not all their scoffs, nor the sharp pangs
Of crucifixion, could inspire
Within his breast one vengeful thought,
Or one tumultuous passion fire.
  4 But we, alas! how soon the storms
Impetuous in our bosoms swell;
What stores of fuel in our breasts,
To feed those raging fires of hell.
  5 Spirit of grace, do thou descend;
Envy, and wrath, and clamour chase;
With thy mild influ'nce quench these fires,
And hush the stormy winds to peace!

HYMN 40. Third Part. C.M.
Brotherly love.

  1 HOW sweet, how heav'nly is the sight,
   When those who love the Lord,
In one another's peace delight,
   And so fulfil his word:
  2 O! may we feel each brother's sigh,
   And with him bear a part:
May sorrows flow from eye to eye,
   And joy from heart to heart.
  3 Free us from envy, scorn, and pride;
   Our wishes fix above:
May each his brother's failings hide,
   And show a brother's love.
  4 Let love, in one delightful stream,
   Thro' ev'ry bosom flow;
And union sweet, and dear esteem,
   In ev'ry action glow.


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