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5. All hail', triumphant Lord',
Who sav'st us with thy blood'!
With thee we risé,
Iambic. Four feet. L. M. 1. Up to the hills I lift mine eyes',
Th’ eternal hills' beyond the skies';
There my Almighty refuge lives. 2. He lives', the everlasting God',
That built the world', that spread the flood";
And the dark regions of the dead.
His morning smiles bless all the day:
The silent hours while Israel sleeps. 4. Israel', a name divinely blesť,
May rise securé, securely rest';
Admit no slumber' nor surprise.
Nor the pale moon with sickly ray
Dart his malignant firé so far.
Still thou shalt gó, and still return
Defends thy life from every snarè.
And in thy lasť, departing hour',
GOING TO CHURCH.
Iambic. Four feet alternating with three feet. C. M 1. How did my heart rejoice to hear'
My friends devoutly say,
And keep the solemn day'!”
The church adorned with grace
To show his milder facè.
The holy tribes repair';
And sits in judgment therè.
And while his awful voicé
We tremble and rejoicè.
And joy' a constant guest;
Be' her attendants blest'.
While life or breath remains';
Thēre God', my Savior', reigns'.
LESSON CX X VIII.
THE REDEEMER'S MESSAGE. lambic. "Four feet alternating with three. C. M. 1. HARK', the glad sound, the Savior comes',
The Savior' promised long'!
prepare a throne,
2. On him the Spiriť, largely poured',
Exerts his sacred fire ;
His holy breast inspiré.
In Satan's bondage held';
The iron fetters yield'.
To clear the mental rayo;
To pour celestial day.
The bleeding soul to curè;
T'enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim';
With thy beloved name.
PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL. Iambic. Every third line in a stanza has four feet; the other
lines have three feet each. S. M.
Who stand on Zion's hill';
And words of peace reveal'!
How sweet' the tidings are ! “ Zion', behold thy Savior King',
He reigns and triumphs herē.”
That hear this joyful sound,
And sought', but never found'!
That see this heavenly light';
But died' without the sight'.
5. The watchmen join their voice,
And tuneful notes employ';
And deserts learn the joy.
Through all the earth abroad";
Their Savior and their God'.
Galatians—Chapter iii. 1 O Foolish Galatians', who hath bewitched you that ye
should not obey the truth', before whose eyes Jesus Christ 2 hath been evidently set forth', crucified' among you? This
only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the 3 works of the law, or by the hearing of faith'? Are ye
so foolish' ? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now' made 4 perfect by the flesh'? Have ye suffered so many things in 5 våin'? if it is yet in vain“. He therefore that ministereth
to you the Spirit', and worketh miracles among you, doeth
he this by the works of the law', or by the hearing of faith' ? 6 Even as Abraham believed God', and it was accounted to 7 him for righteousness'. Know yề therefore, that they who 8 are of faith', the same are the children of Abraham'. And
the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen
through faith', preached before the gospel to Abraham, 9 saying', In thee shall all nations be blessed'. So then they' 10 who are of faith' are blessed with faithful Abraham'. For
as many as are of the works of the law', are under the curse: for it is written', Accursed is every one that continueth not
in all things which are written in the book of the law' to do 11 them. But that no man is justified by the lâw in the sight 12 of God', is evident'; for', The just shall live by faith'. And
the law' is not' of faith' : but The man that doeth them' 13 shall live by them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse
of the law', being made a curse for us';—for it is written', 14 Accursed is every oné that hangeth on a treé ;—that the
blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through
Jesus Christo; that we might receive the promise of the 15 Spirit through faith". Brethren', I speak after the manner
of men'; though it is but a man's' covenant', yet if it is 16 confirmed, no man disannulleth', or addeth to it.
Aoraham and his' seed were the promises madè. He saith
not', And to seeds , as of many', but as of one ;- And to thŷ' 17 seed', which is Christ'. And this I say', that the covenant
that was confirmed before by God in Christ, the law which
was four hundred and thirty years after', cannot disannul 18 that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the
inheritance is by the law it is no more' by promise'; but
God gave it to Abraham' by promise'. 19 What
purpose then serveth the law' ? It was added because of transgressions', till the seed should come to whom
the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels' in 20 the hand of a mediator'. Now a mediator is not a media21 tor of one'; but God is one'. Is the law then against the
promises of God'? By no means': for if there had been a
law given' which could give lifé, verily' righteousness would 22 have been by the law'. But the scripture hath concluded
all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ 23 might be given to them that believe. But before faith'
came', we were kept under the law', shut up to the faith 24 which should afterwards be revealed'. Wherefore the law
was our schoolmaster' to bring us to Christ“, that we might 25 be justified by faith'. But after_faith' is comé, we are no 26 longer under a schoolmaster'. For ye all are children of 27 God' by faith in Christ Jesus'. For as many of you as 28 have been baptized into Christ', have put on Christ'. There
is neither Jew' nor Greek', there is neither bond, nor free,
there is neither malé nor femalè; for ye are all one in 29 Christ Jesus'. And if ye are Christ's', then are ye Abra
ham's seed', and heirs' according to the promisè.
How wonderful a specimen of human corruption is presented in the so general profanation of the name of God', exhibited in light-minded cursing and swearing! How perfectly at a loss is Reason for a motive to originate, and explain this conduct! Why should the Name of the Creator' be treated with irreverence? Why should not anything else be uttered by man', if we consider him merely as a rational being without recurring at all' to his moral' and accountable character', rather than language of this naturé ? Certainly', it contributes not in the least degree, to the advancement of any' purposet; unless that