20 WARWICK. C. M.
SAMUEL STANLEY, Cir. 1810.
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sire of all thy saints, Our hum-ble strains at tend,
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\\ hile with our prais - es and complaints, Low at thy feet we bend.
The Desire of all nations
l Come, thou Desire of all thy saints,
Our humble strains attend,
While with our praises and complaints,
Low at thy feet we bend.
2 How should our songs, like those above
With warm devotion rise !
How should our souls on wings of love,
Mount upward to the skies!
3 Come, Lord, thy love alone can raise
In us the heavenly flame;
Then shall our lips resound thy praise,
Our hearts adore thy name.
4 Now, Saviour, let thy glory shine,
And fill thy dwellings here,
Till life, and love, and joy divine,
A heaven on earth appear.
5 Then shall our hearts, enraptured, say,
" Come, great Redeemer, come,
And bring the bright, the glorious day,
That calls thy children home."
An tie Steele.
21 Psalm cxlviii. C. M.
I Praise ye the Lord, y' immortal choirs
That fill the worlds above;
Praise him who formed you of his fires,
And feeds you with his love.
2 Shine to his praise, ye crystal skies,
The floor of his abode;
Or veil in shades your thousand eyes,
Before your brighter God.
Thou restless globe of golden light,
Whose beams create our days,
Join with the silver queen of night
To own your borrowed rays.
Let the shrill birds his honors raise,
And climb the morning sky :
While grov'ling beasts attempt his praise
In hoarser harmony.
Thus while the meaner creatures sing,
Ve mortals take the sound :
Echo the glories of your King
Through all the nations round.
22 Watchfulness and Prayer. C. M.
I Alas! what hourly dangers rise,
What snares beset my way;
To heav'n I fain would lift mine eyes,
And hourly watch and pray.
2 How oft my mournful thoughts complain,
And melt in flowing tears !
Striving against my foes in vain,
I sink amid my fears.
3 O gracious God, in whom I live,
My feeble efforts aid:
Help me lo watch, and pray, and strive
Nor let me be dismay'd.
4 O keep me in thy heav'nly way,
And bid the tempter flee:
And never, never let me stray
From happiness and thee.