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2. Grant that we may love thee Once lost it was, but is restorid truly;
(sway, By thy humanity; Lord, our thoughts and actions Under thy shadow, Son of Man, And to every heart more fully 'Tis good a man to be. Thy atoning power display.
Gregor. 3. Lead us so that we may honour
490. Thee, the Lord our righteousness, And bring fruit to thee, the donor HOW could I bear to be partaker Of all gospel-truth and grace.
Of sinful, frail humanity, z. Had not the world's almighty Maker
Become a sinless man for me? 488. T. 14. But since my God assum'd my da
ture, OH that the Lord would guide my I gladly am a human creature ;
To keep his statutes still! (ways, For such his mercies are, Oh that my God would grant me
Ile takes a tender share To know and do his will! (grace
In all I bear.
Nyberg. 2. O send thy Spirit down to write Thy law upon my heart!
491.* Nor let my tongue indulge deceit, O JESUS, were we thro' thy grace Nor act the liar's part.
In all respects form'd to thy praise, 3. From vanity turn off my eyes; Like thee in thought and action; Let no corrupt design,
Did we but wake and sleep to thee, Nor covetous desires arise
Bear pain and sickness patiently, Within this soul of mine. Trusting in thy direction: 4. Order my footsteps by thy word,
Where'er-we are, And make my heart sincere; Might, dear Saviour, -our bebaLet sin have no dominion, Lord,
Thro’ thy blessing,
(viour, But keep my conscience clear. Always be to thee well-pleasing. 5. My soul has gone too far astray, My feet too often slip,
492.* Yet I have not forgot thy way; Restore thy wandering sheep.
THY law, O Lord, be my delight;
My gracious King, thy statutes write 6. Make me to walk in thy com
In my untoward heart : 'Tis a delightful road; (mands, Thy power divine afford me grace Nor let my head, or heart, or hands to love thee, and to walk thy ways, Offend against my God.
And never from thee to depart. Watts.
T. 14. OTHOU, whose human life for us I ASK not honour, pomp, or praise, Did happiness obtain ;
By worldly men esteemid; Thou wh), expiring on the cross, I wish from sin's deceitful ways God's image didst regain;
To feel my soul redeem'd.
HUMILITY, AND GROWTH IN GRACE.
2. I wish as faithful Christians do,
T. 114. Dear Lord, to live to thee, And by my words and walk to GOD, who art love, the same both That thou hast died for me.(show,
now and ever,
Lift up, we pray, on us thy coun3. O grant me, thro' thy precious
Thy pardon grant, thy peace divine Thy gospel thus to grace:
dispense, Renew my heart, O Lamb of God, and give us richly to enjoy thy Thus shall my works thee praise.
favour; 4. Quick as the apple of the eye, On us thy sanctifying grace beO God, my conscience make;
stow, Arouse my soul when sin is nigh, That in thy love and knowledge wo And keep me still awake.
may grow. J. Cennick.
XXVII. HUMILITY, SIMPLICITY, AND GROWTH IN
495.* T. 151. The wish’d-for good effected,
His gracious help I own,
Who hath the work directed:
The praise be his alone.
496.* Humble in heart and broken,
To Christ for strength I flee; WOULD we inward peace enjoy, “My grace,” himself hath spoken, We must first be poor in spirit, “ Sufficient is for thee."
At the feet of Jesus lie, 2. If ask'd : Hast thou already Then our kind and loving Lord
Trusting only in his merit; In grace such progress made,
Will to us his strength afford. As with steps firm and steady
The appointed path to tread ?'' 2. None from God so distant are, I own: “I'm weak and feeble, None so sinful, none so wretched, Alone I cannot stand;
But they may his mercy share, 'Tis Christ who makes me stable, For his arms are still out-stretched: And holds me by the hand." Yet we must, when we apply,
On his grace alone rely. 3. Is good in contemplation, I on my Saviour call,
3. In this humble, happy frame, Who gave the intimation,
And from grace to grace proceeding, And worketh all in all;
We press forward in his name,
And have cause to bless his leading; Myself thrice blessed I can call, Gladden'd by his looks of grace, When I am nought and thou my We run our appointed race.
499.* O LORD, the contrite sinner's NONE God the Father's favour friend,
share, Most wretched should I be,
Or heaven's kingdom win, Did I not know thy precious blood But those who little children are, Was shed for worthless me:
And as such enter in. Nought could console me in dis
2. The high and mighty ones the Or give my soul relief; (tress,
Lord When troubles seize my anxious
Doth from their seats put down; breast,
But to the poor doth grace afford, Nought could appease my grief.
And them with blessings crown. 2. O give me, Jesus, give me still
3. O may I with submissiveness, My poverty to know;
Dear Lord, be taught by thee; Increase my faith, may I in grace To thee obedience show through And in thy knowledge grow:
grace, More clearly to me manifest
And learn humility. The mystery of thy cross; And for this precious pearl may I 4. Jesus, I humbly thee implore, Count all things else but dross. Grant me thy Spirit's light,
M. Taylor. That he may teach me evermore,
And guide my steps aright. 498.* MY Saviour, that I without theo
5. A lowly mind impart to me, Can nothing do, rejoices me:
According to my prayer; For all thy grace thou dost bestow, Since those who know their poverty,
To the Most High are near. I fain my gratitude would show. 2. Tho'weak and poor, I am thine 6. Thou, who in heaven art ador’d,
Dost with the contrite dwell, own; All praise is due to thee alone,
Revive the humble by thy word, That thou, when humbly I appear
The broken-hearted heal. 'Fore thee in mercy drawest near. 7. Therefore, my soul, delight no 3. When pride would stir within my breast,
In this world's vanity: I find no happiness nor rest; Look forward; Jesus hath in store But, walking in humility, (thee. Unfading joys for thee. Ilave perfect peace and joy in
8. Lord Jesus Christ, О may I grow 4. O keep me contrite, low, and In knowledge and in grace; poor ;
Grant that in me, while here below, Thus shall I praise thee evermore: Thy likeness all may trace.
500. T. 11. | Meek Redeemer, now impart LORD, if thou thy grace impart,
Thine own deep humility. Poor in spirit, meek in heart, 2. Fain would I my Lord pursue, I shall as my Master be,
Would be all my Saviour taught, Clothed with humility ;
Do as Jesus bids me do, 2. Simple, teachable, and mild,
Fain would think as Jesus thought; Chang'd into a little child;
But 'tis thou must change my Pleas'd with all the Lord provides,
(thee; Wean'd from all the world besides. This good gift must come from
Meek Redeemer, now impart 3. Father, fix my soul on thee, Every evil let me flee;
Thine own deep humility. Nothing want beneath, above; 3. Lord, I cannot, must not rest, Happy in thy precious love. Till I all thy mind obtain, 4. Oh that all may seek and find Chase presumption from my breast, Every good in Christ combin'd! And thy heavenly mildness gain: Him let Israel still adore;
Give me, Lord, thy gentle heart; Trust him, praise him evermore.
Lowliness my portion be;
Thine own deep humility.
4. Let thy cross my will control, HAPPY the man whose highest And conform me to my guide;
Is Christ invariably ; (good in thy image mould my soul, He shows his love and gratitude
Crucify my sinful pride: By true bumility.
Give me, Lord, a contrite heart, 2. In weakness, power divine he Ever looking up to thee: gains,
Meek Redeemer, now impart He dwells in peace and rest; Thine own deep humility. And owns with filial confidence:
Toplady, (ad.) “ Lord, what thou dost is best;3. “ For thou art gracious, wise,
T. 141. and good, Thou know'st how help to afford,
GO, ye flattering visions,
Honours, wealth, and lusts : The me when it should be be
He who, lowly-minded, Thy goodness be ador’d.”
In our Saviour trusts,
Rich in grace, is blessed,
Freed from anxious care;
For the poor in spirit LORD, I feel a carnal.mind,
Heaven's kingdom share. Z.
Then the soul is full of light
But that light will quickly vanish, | Because the love to things terresWhen of Jesus we lose sight.
trial 2. He who nought but Christ de- We must deny thro' Jesus' grace, sireth,
And, to obtain the prize celestial,
Cast off whate'er impedes our race. He whom nothing else can cheer, But the joy which he inspireth,
3. The simple heart no care perLending to his voice an ear;
That robs the world of all content; 3. Who sincerely loveth Jesus,
Envy nor strife his spirit vexes, And upon his grace depends;
Who lives in that calm element; Who but willeth what him pleases, He cherishes his hidden treasure, Simply following his commands;
Unruffled by the worldling's spite: 4. Who to Jesus humbly cleaveth, If others ask to share this pleasure, Pays obedience to his word, Simplicity tastes true delight. Yea, in closest union liveth
4. O Jesus, God of my salvation, With our Saviour, Head, and Lord: Thy single mind impart to me; 6. Who in Jesus Christ abideth, Root out the world's infatuation, And from self-dependence free,
However keen the pain may be: In nought else but him confideth : Thrice happy they who tread unWalks in true simplicity.
wearied 6. He who is by Christ directed,
The path of true simplicity; Trusting the good Shepherd's
They as wise rgins are prepared
care, From all harm will be protected,
To meet the Bridegroom cheerfully.
G. Arnold. And no danger needs to fear. Spangenberg.
506.* 505.* T. 184. MEEK, patient Lamb of God, impart
(heart; O BLEST condition, happy living, Thy meekness to my stubborn Which true simplicity imparts, Grant me to keep thee full in view, When we to God ourselves are And thy example to pursue. giving,
(hearts: And Jesus' mind rules in our
2. Thy blood preserve my garments
clean This lays our souls in deep prostra- From every spot and stain of sin:
tion, And fervent prayer before the As a wise virgin, to prepare throne,
For meeting thee, be all my care. Casts down each vain imagination, 3. Bestow on me a simple mind, Till every thought is Christ's alone. To every hurtful fancy blind; 2. That which is by the world es
Thy meekness, true sincerity,
And needful wisdom grant to me. teemed, A single mind counts vanity; 4. Thou holy, spotless Lamb of What's innocent by others deemed, God,
(abode; Is shunn'd by true simplicity: My worthless heart make thine