A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, from Various Authors

General Books LLC, 2013 - 60 sider
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ...I "C1 Ncourag'd by thy word." Of promise to the poor, Behold a beggar, Lord, Waits at thy mercy's door! No hand, no heart, O Lord, but thine, Can help or pity wants like mine. 2 The beggar's usual plea Relief from men to gain, If offer'd unto thee, 1 know thou would'st disdain: And those which move thy gracious ear, Are such as men wou'd scorn to hear. 3 I have no right to say, That tho' I now am poor, Yet once there was a day When I possessed more. Thou know'st that from my very birth, I've been the poorest wretch on earth. 4 Nor can I dare profess, As beggars often do, Tho' great is my distress, . My faults have been but few. If thou should'st leave my foul to starve, It wou'd be what I well deserve. 5 'Twere folly to pretend I never beg'd before; Or, if thou now befriend, I'll trouble thee no more. Thou often hast reliev'd my pain, And often I must come again. 6 Tho' crumbs are much too good For such a dog as I, No less than children's food My foul can satisfy. 0 '. do not frown and bid me go, 1 must have All thou canst bestow. 7 Nor can I willing be, Thy bounty to conceal From others who, like me, Their wants and hunger feel. I'll tell them of thy mercies store, And try to fend a thousand more. 8 Thy thoughts, thou only wife, Our thoughts and ways transcend, Far as the arched skies Above the earth extend. Such pleas as mine men wou'd not bear, But God receives a beggar's pray'r. HYMN T& Esu, we thy promise claim, We are met in thy dear name; In the midst do thou appear, Manifest thy presence here: Sanctify us, Lord, and bless, Breathe thy Spirit, give thy peace: Come, descend, celestial Dove, Make this time a time of love. 2 Let the fruits of grace abound, Let us in thy bowels found; Faith, and love, and joy increase, ...

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