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XXVII. HUMILITY, SIMPLICITY, AND GROWTH IN GRACE. 495.” T. 151. The wish’d-for good effected,

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Meek Redeemer, now impart Thine own deep humility.

2. Fain would I my Lord pursue,
Would be all my Saviour taught,
Do as Jesus bids me do,
Fain would think as Jesus thought:
But ’tis thou must change my
heart, (thee;
This good gift must come from
Meek Redeemer, now impart
Thine own deep humility.

3. Lord, I cannot, must not rest,
Till I all thy mind obtain,
Chase presumption from my breast,
And thy heavenly mildness gain:
Give me, Lord, thy gentle heart;
Lowliness my portion be ;
Meek Redeemer, now impart
Thine own deep humility.

4. Let thy cross my will control
And conform me to my guide;
In thy image mould my soul,
Crucify my sinful pride:
Give me, Lord, a contrite heart.
Ever looking up to thee:
Meek Redeemer, now impart
Thine own deep humility.
Toplady, (ad.)
503.” T. 141.
GO, ye flattering visions,
Honours, wealth, and lusts:
He who, lowly-minded,
In our Saviour trusts,
Rich in grace, is blessed,
Freed from anxious care;
For the poor in spirit
Heaven's kingdom share. Z.

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But that light will quickly vanish, When of Jesus we lose sight.

2. He who nought but Christ desireth, He whom nothing else can cheer, But the joy which he inspireth, Lending to his voice an ear;—

3. Who sincerely loveth Jesus,
And upon his grace depends;
Who but willeth what him pleases,
Simply following his commands;

4. Who to Jesus humbly cleaveth,
Pays obedience to his word,
Yea, in closest union liveth
With our Saviour, Head, and Lord:

5. Who in Jesus Christ abideth,
And from self-dependence free,
In nought else but him confideth :
Walks in true simplicity.
6. He who is by Christ directed,
Trusting the good Shepherd's care,
From all harm will be protected,
And no danger needs to fear.
Spangenberg.

505.3. T. 184.

O BLEST condition, happy living, Which true simplicity imparts, When we to God ourselves are

giving, (hearts: And Jesus' mind rules in our This lays our souls in deep prostration, And fervent prayer before the throne,

Casts down each vain imagination, Till every thought is Christ's alone.

2. That which is by the world esteemed, A single mind counts vanity; What’s innocent by others deemed, Is shunn’d by true simplicity:

Because the love to things terres-
trial
We must deny thro' Jesus’ grace,
And, to obtain the prize celestial,
Cast off whate'er impedes our race.
3. The simple heart no care per-
plexes,
That robs the world of all content;
Envy nor strife his spirit vexes,
Who lives in that calm element;
He cherishes his hidden treasure,
Unruffled by the worldling's spite:
If others ask to share this pleasure,
Simplicity tastes true delight.
4. O Jesus, God of my salvation,
Thy single mind impart to me;
Root out the world’s infatuation,
However keen the pain may be:
Thrice happy they who tread un-
wearied
The path of true simplicity;
They as wise virgins are prepared
To meet the Bridegroom cheerfully.

G. Arnold.

506.3. T. 22. MEEK, patient Lamb of God, impart (heart;

Thy meekness to my stubborn
Grant me to keep thee full in view,
And thy example to pursue.
2. Thy blood preserve my garments
clean
From every spot and stain of sin:
As a wise virgin, to prepare
For meeting thee, be all my care.
3. Bestow on me a simple mind,
To every hurtful fancy blind;
Thy meekness, true sincerity,
And needful wisdom grant to me.

4. Thou holy, spotless Lamb of God, (abode; My worthless heart make thine

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