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448. T. 14. I sink abas'd before his face,
And thank him for his boundless DEAR Lord! accept a sinful heart, Which of itself complains,
grace. And mourns, with much and fre- 6. Search out, discover, and erase, quent smart,
Whatever is not to thy praise ; The evil it contains.
All that might an obstruction prove
To thy bless'd purposes of love. 2. How eager are my thoughts to
7. Complete thy work, my gracious In quest of what they love!
King, But ah! when duty calls them My heart into subjection bring: How heavily they move! (home, Destroy, I pray, the carnal mind,
And make me quite to thee re3. O cleanse me in a Saviour's
Delamotte. Transform me by thy power; O make me thy belov'd abode,
450. And let me rove no more.
FROM my own works at last I Cowper.
cease, 149. T. 22. For God alone can give me peace;
Fruitless my toil, and vain my care, VAIN are all efforts of the mind,
Of my own strength I must despair. The way of life and peace to find, Till on our hearts it is impress'd,
2. Lord, I despair myself to heal, Tbat Jesus is our only rest.
I see my sin, but cannot feel
True sorrow, till thy Spirit show 2. By my own strength I can't pro- My unbelief, the source of woe. True rest, nor even feel I'm poor;
3. 'Tis thine alone to change the Strive I great comforts to obtain,
heart, Instead of joy I've nought but Thou only canst good gifts impari;
I therefore will my heart resign pain.
To thee, O cleanse and seal it thine. 3. He shows me how from him I
4. With humble faith on thee I rove,
(and love, And court my neighbour's praise
(All: How self-will raises discontent
My Light, my Life, my Lord, my Against my Saviour's government.
I wait, O Lord, to hear thee say,
My blood hath wash'd thy sins 4. How soon when Satan tempts, I
away.” start, Pass by convictions in my heart,
5. Speak, gracious Lord, my sickLet my first love and zeal abate, Fall, and my very fall forget.
Make my infected nature pure;
Peace, righteousness, and joy im5. When, fill'd with humble shame,
part, I feel
(still, And give thyself unto my heart. That he hath patience with me
451. T. 22. To save my soul, and make me
meet WHEN darkness long has veild Once of thy glory to partake: my mind,
O might I oft in spirit see And smiling day once more ap- How thou wast crucified for me.
pears, Then, my Redeemer, then I find
3. But, gracious Lord, when I re
flect The folly of my doubts and fears.
How oft I've turn'd my eyes from 2. Straight I upbraid my wandering How treated thee with cold neglect, heart,
And listen’d to the enemy; And blush that I should ever be
And yet to find thee still the same, Thus prone to act so base a part,
This fills my soul with humble Or harbour one hard thought of
4. Astonish'd at thy feet I fall, 3. O let me then at length be taught, Thy love exceeds my highest What I am still so slow to learn;
thought; That God is love, and changes not, Henceforth be thou my All in all, Nor knows the shadow of a turn.
Thou who with blood my soul hast 4. Sweet truth, and easy to repeat: bought;
(prove, But, when my faith is sharply tried, May I henceforth more faithful I find myself a learner yet, And ne'er forget thy dying love. Unskilful, weak, and apt to slide.
Vincy. 5. But Oh! my Lord, one look from thee
453. Subdues the disobedient will, Drives doubt and discontent away, WHEN, having been with guilt And thy rebellious worm is still. oppress’d, 6. Thou art as ready to forgive, My wandering spirit findeth rest As I am ready to repine :
Thro' Jesus' pardoning grace: Thou, therefore, all the praise re- Then I by faith can call him mine, ceive;
(mine. My needy soul doth then incline Be shame and self-abhorrence To be in Mary's happy place.
Cowper. 2. My prayer is: Jesus, let me hear 452. T. 106 or 90. Thy voice, which can instruct and
cheer O JESUS, could I always keep My poor and worthless heart; My eye on thee, the living way, For should I cease thy words to I then, tho' once a wandering sheep, obey,
(stray, Should err no more, or run astray; And from thy blessed presence But wheresoe'er thou goest, I Nature would soon its power assert. Should follow thee, not asking why. 3. A single eye, a faithful heart, 2. O that I never might forget Dear Jesus, to thy child impart, What thou hast suffer'd for my
In every trying hour; (vent, sake,
Reason's tormenting thoughts pre
Still keep my eye on thee intent, 4. My faithless heart, O gracious Till sight my faith and hope o’er Correct with gentle hand; (Lord, power.
In every danger help afford,
Alone I cannot stand.
5. Without thy favour while I live
Life but a burden is; LORD Jesus, my most faithful Nought else can satisfaction give, friend,
Experience shows me this. Thy aid unto thy child extend
6. Haste then, O Lord, to thee I In each temptation's trying hour,
pray: That sin may not my heart o'er Impart to me thy grace, power.
That when this life is filed away 2. That spark enkindled in my heart In heaven I may have place. Preserve unquench’d, tho’all the art Of Satan and the world be tried
456. T. 96 or 90. To draw me from thy faithful side.
AH, give me, Lord, myself to feel, 3. O let thy Spirit stay with me,
My inbred misery reveal ; (say, To groan and speak my wants to An, give me, Lord, I still would thee;
A heart to mourn, a heart to pray: Still let him show my every need,
My business this, my only care, And that in thee I'm help'd in- My life, my every breath be prayer.
deed. 4. Thy faithfulness I oft have prov'd I wish to taste how good thou art,
2. Father, I want a thankful heart; In countless trials quite unmov’d:
To plunge into thy mercy's sea, Thy grace alone can me preserve, When my frail heart from thee More fully with the saints below,
And comprehend thy love to me would swerve.
Z. (?) Till I, as I am known, shall know. 455.
457. GRACIOUS Redeemer, Lamb of WITH what unwearied faithfulness,
I thirst alone for thee; (God, Lord, hast thou follow'd me; I long to enjoy thy saving grace, Tho' I, regardless of thy grace,
And taste thy mercy free. In darkness stray'd from thee: 2. For mercy, mercy, Lord, I ask; How heavy hung the dismal cloud, This is the total sum:
How did distresses on me crowd; Mercy, good Lord, is all my suit; And I, despairing of relief, O let thy mercy come.
In thee had no belief. 3. Search me, O God, and know 2. But thou, my kind, almighty
Didst sin's dominion quell; (Friend, Try me, and know each thought: My misery and confusion end, On me look down in mercy, Lord, And every cloud dispel : (grace, Whom thou with blood hast One look cast at the throne of bought.
One smile complacent from thy face,
E. D. Rose.
Assures me, that thy mercy free And behold in Jesus' face
Nought but mercy, truth, and grace.
2. They can cast by faith their care 458. T. 159. On that Lord who heareth prayer; MY case to thee is fully known,
And when they to him draw nigh, On thee I cast my care;
He doth all their wants supply. Dear Saviour, that thy will be done 3. They who him their Saviour In me, is all my prayer:
Lowly at his footstool bow; (know, O may I harbour in my breast They to whom his name is dear, No thought that cannot bear the To offend him greatly fear. test,
4. O how wondrous is his love When thou discover'st by thy light To all who his goodness prove; To me what is not right.
Deep abasement, heavenly joy, 2. Reality and solid ground, Their alternate thoughts employ. Firm root in thee to gain; (drown'd 5. Wonders without end we see, To feel thy precious blood hath Countless mercies great and free: Whatever gives thee pain :
Lord, accept our thanks and praise 'Tis this I want, nor can I be For thy goodness, truth, and grace. Content, till I am one with thee, Until my life is hid in thine,
461. Till thou art wholly mine.
WITHOUT a consciousness within 459. T. 159.
Of poverty and need, HOW needful, strictly to inquire,
An humbling sense of guilt and sin, And ask our hearts each day,
We are not poor indeed. “ Doth Jesus' love me still inspire, 2. But all who know themselves
My thoughts and actions sway? aright, Am I a branch in Christ the vine ? Are ready to confess, Am I his own, and is he mine? Instructed by the Spirit's light, Do I by faith unto him cleave, Their utter helplessness. And to his honour live ?"
3. How greatly he forgiveness 2. The Spirit's witness, full and
wants, Will state the real case, (clear, The contrite sinner knows; And either draw a contrite tear, With inward spirit's ardour pants
Or thanks unfeigned raise: In Christ to find repose.
4. Who is so full of tenderness To run in faith the appointed race, But I must own with shame, alas !
And patience, as thou, Lord ? Supported by his grace.
I oft transgress thy word. 460.
5. Oh, from my heart, God Holy THEY who know our Lord indeed, Ghost, Find in him a friend in need,
This suit I make to thee:
Show me how much my ransom | Lord, may we be faithful
To thee, as our Shepherd,
And thy flock fast bound.
Own we're oft to blame,
Thou art still the same: 2. I give myself to thee anew,
In thee all the needy
Have a friend most dear,
Whose love and forbearance
3. Hear the joint petition 3. Grant that I may henceforth to
e present to thee,
Whose unbounded mercy More faithful and obedient be:
Is our only plea: O may thy blood and righteousness
All that is displeasing My beauty be, my glorious dress.
Unto thee, forgive; 463. T. 36. More to thy name's glory
May we henceforth live. THY love unchanging is our consolation, (salvation,
465. Thy patience and long-suffering our
I KNOW the weakness of my soul, O thou, our yesterday, to-day, and
But Jesus is my stay;
My kind Redeemer hath engag'd
To lead me in his way. 2. Thy purposes of love remain un- 2. For ever he abides the same, shaken,
Tho' I to change am prone; Tho'we, alas, our vows have oft for
My welfare always he promotes Forgive, bear with us, grant us thy
Who chose me for his own.
466.* 3. As a thick cloud let all our sins WHATE’ER I am, whate'er I do,
be blotted (be noted; "T is grace I must ascribe it to; Out of thy book, that nothing past This can alone my heart preserve; As children chasten us when we For I'm so liable to swerve, are failing,
That ev’n the grace which thou toHeal us when ailing.
If not renew'd, to-morrow might be SINCE we, though unworthy,
467. Through electing grace, 'Midst thy ransom'd people THE worst of evils we can name Have obtain'd a place;
Is an unfaithful heart;