Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Twenty Four
The Concluſion in a practical Reflection on the Whole.
AND now, my heart, with rev'rend awe,
From hence thine own inſtruction draw,
I at this judgement muſt appear;
I muſt this ſolemn ſentence hear,
[As I'm with ſaints or ſinners plac'd,]
"Depart accurs'd" or "Come ye bleſs'd."
For ME the fruits of glory grow;
Or hell awaits MY fall below.
Eternal God! what ſhall I do?
My nature trembles at the view;
My deathleſs ſoul herſelf ſurveys,
With joy and error, and amazed.
Oh! be thy ſhield around me ſpread,
To guard the ſpirit thou halt made !
Save me from ſnares of earth and hell,
And from myſelf preſerve me well;
Left all the heav'nly truths I know
Should aggravate my guilt and woe!
Thy power in weakneſs is diſplay'd;
If babes by thee be conqu’rors made,
If Satan's malice ſhall confound,
And heav'n with praiſes ſhall reſound.