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JAMES HARINGTON EVANS,
MINISTER OF JOHN STREET CHAPEL.
JOHN F. SHAW, 27, SOUTHAMPTON ROW,
PSALMS AND HYMNS.
"Absent from the body, present with the Lord."-2 Cor. v. 8.
ABSENT from flesh! O blissful thought! What unknown joys this moment brings! Freed from the mischiefs sin hath brought, From pains and fears, and all their springs. 2 Absent from flesh! illustrious day! Surprising scene! triumphant stroke That rends the prison of my clay, And I can feel my fetters broke.
3 Absent from flesh! then rise, my soul, Where feet nor wings could never climb, Beyond the heav'ns, where planets roll, Meas'ring the cares and joys of time.
4 I go where God and glory shine, His presence makes eternal day : My all that's mortal I resign,
For angels wait and point my way.
2. "Being made a curse for us.”—Gal. iii. 13. 8.7's.
ACCURSED is the Lamb of God,
"Tis for man he bears the rod;
Earth and skies are veil'd in grief,
2 'Tis finish'd!-through creation's bound
3 'Tis finish'd! and the toil is o'er,
Shake off the grave and claim the skies;
5 'Tis finish'd! but what sinner dare
Our claim alone that joy to see.
6 Then we'll sing the cross, the cross,' And count all other gain but loss;
Our claim for heaven's triumphant throne, Assur'd in that, and that alone.
"Unite my heart to fear thy name."
Ps. lxxxvi. 11.
AH! wretched, vile, ungrateful heart,
2 In vain we charge our thoughts to stay
In vain alas! resolve to bind
The rebel heart, the wand'ring mind.
3 Through all resolves it quickly flies,
4 Jesus! to thee we would return,
5 Oh! let thy grace with sweet control
And ever sway this wayward heart.
"He was wounded for our transgressions."
Isa. liii. 5.
ALAS! and did my Saviour bleed,
Would he devote that sacred head,
2 Was it for crimes that I have done
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide,
When God the mighty Maker died