A Collection of Sacred Translations, Paraphrases, and Hymns

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - History - 230 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813 Excerpt: ...at the word, Struck by the terrors of the Lord: Yet while they tremble, they delay, Till sudden night shuts in their day, 2 Or should succeeding years remain, Years with their Sabbaths, all in vain Before their blinded eyes may roll, Leave more insensible their soul. 3 Great Sov'reign of the human heart, Thy powerful energy impart; Now make these harden'd hearts to feel, And bow obedient to thy will. 4 O let them seize the present day, Nor risk salvation by delay: This night may bear them to the tomb, For ever seal their future doom. 155. Acts xxvi. 22. 1 XY day, by night, at home, abroad, Still are we guarded by our God; By his incessant bounty fed, By his unerring counsel led. 2 With grateful hearts the past we own: The future, all to us unknown, We leave to his almighty care, In all the humble trust of prayer. 3 In scenes exalted or depress'd, He is our joy, and he our rest: His goodness all our hopes shall raise, Ador'd through all our changing days. 4 When death shall interrupt these songs, . And seal in silence mortal tongues, That God from whom we help obtain, We'll sing in still a higher strain. 156. Rom. ii. 4--8. 1 U NGRATEFUL sinners! whence this scorn, of God's long-sufPring grace? And whence this madness that insults th' Almighty to his face? 2 Is it because his patience waits, and pitying bowels move, You multiply transgressions more, and scorn his offer'd love? 3 Dost thou not know, self-blinded man! his goodness is design'd, To wake repentance in thy soul, and melt thy harden'd mind? 4 And wilt thou rather choose to meet th' Almighty as thy foe, And treasure up his wrath in store against the day of woe? 5 Soon shall that fatal day approach, that must thy sentence seal, And righteous judgements now unknown in awful pomp reveal. 6 While they wh..

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