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7 'Mong pastures green he'll lead his flock, !!
Where living streams appear : 1.
Shall wipe off ev'ry tear.
LXVII. REV. xxi. 1-9. | L
O! what a glorious sight appears
To our admiring eyes !
The former earth and skies.
All worthy of its Lord;
And paradise restord !
And the bright armies sing ;
1 4 The God of glory down to men
Removes his bless'd abode;
And he his people's God.
From ev'ry weeping eye:
And death itself, shall die.
Saith he, whose words are true;
And all things are made new! 7 I am the First, and I the Last,
Through endless years the same; ;
And my eternal name.
8 Ho, ye that thirst ! to you my grace
Shall hidden streams disclose,
Whence life for ever flows.
I'll own him for a son;
The conquests he hath won.
And all the lying race,
In dark abyss to lie,
The second death shall die.
When earth and seas are fled,
With blessing on our head !
END OF THE PARAPHRASES.
My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise.
The gratitude declare
But Thou canst read it there,
And all my wants redrest,
And hung upon the breast.
Thy mercy lent an ear,
To forin themselves in pray’r.
Thy tender care bestow'd,
From whom these comforts flow'd.
With heedless steps I ran;
And led me up to man:
It gently clear'd my way;
And through the pleasing snares of vice;
More to be fear'd than they. 8 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
With health renewid my
Reviv'd my soul with grace. 9 Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss
Hath made my cup run o'er;
Hath doubled all my store.
My daily thanks employ;
That tastes these gifts with joy. 11 Through ev'ry period of my life
Thy goodness I'll proclaim;
Resume the glorious theme. 12 When nature fails, and day and night
Divide thy works no more,
Thy mercy shall adore.
To utter all thy praise,
With all the blye ethereal sky,
Their great Original proclaim. 2 Th' unweary'd sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's pow'r display
And publishes to ev'ry land
The work of an Almighty hand. 3 Soon as the ev'ning shades prevail, The moon takes
the wondrous tale, And, nightly to the list'ning earth,
Repeats the story of her birth;
And all the planets in their turn,
And spread the truth from pole to pole... 5 What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball ?
Amidst their radiant orbs be found ? 6 In Reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice ;
HYMN III. *
1 WHEN rising from the bed of death,
O’erwhelm'd with guilt and fear,
* This is one of the most exceptionable in all the collection. The doctrine in the 1st verse is totally opposed to the Bible, No person who is qualified to sing praise to God on earth, entertains such a notion as it conveys. Every Christian is looking forward to the morning of the resurrection day with the highest felicity. See the language of such, 1 John iii. 2. • Beloved, now are we the sons of God ; and it doth not yet
appear what we shall be : But we know, that when he shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we shall see him as he is.' No notion in these words of being overwhelmed with guilt 6 and fear.' See also 2 Cor. v. 1. ; also 1 Cor. xv. 51-54. Every Christian lives in the certain expectation of meeting on that day, with Him, 'whom having not seen he loves, in