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For evermore to reign: (more, | O may a lasting union join Thee, Christ, God bless'd for ever- My soul to Christ the living Vine. Our lips confess, our hearts adore: Honour and majesty
4. He is the Rock; how firm ho Be given to thee
proves; Now and eternally.
The Rock of ages never moves :
But the sweet streams that from him 207.
flow, COME, worship at Immanuel's feet; Attend us all the desert through. Behold in him what wonders meet: Words are too feeble to express 5. He is the Sun of righteousness, His worth, his glory, or his grace. Diffusing light, and joy, and peace: 2. He is the Head; each member What healing in his beams appears, lives,
To chase our clouds and dry our And owns the vital power he gives;
tears: The saints below, and saints above, 6. Yet faintly to us mortals here Join'd by his Spirit and his love.
His glory, grace, and worth appear · 3. He is the Vine; his heavenly root His beauties we shall clearly trace, Supplies each branch with life and when we behold him face to face.
XII. THE HOLY GHOST, HIS GIFTS AND OPERATIONS.
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serve, COME, Holy Ghost, come, Lord No other master may we serve, our God,
But Christ, who is our only Saviour: And shed thy heavenly gifts abroad In him we will confide for ever: On us, and unto every heart
Hallelujah. :ll: True faith and fervent love impart: O Lord, who by thy heavenly light, | 3. O Holy Ghost, kind Comforter, Hast call’d thy church from sinful | Help us with watchfulness and night,
prayer, Qutof all nations, tribes and places; \ 'Midst various trials thee to obey, To thee we render thanks and And never from the truth to stray: praises :
O Lord, by thy almighty grace, Hallelujah. :Il: Prepare us so to run our race,
That we by thy illumination, 2. Thou Light divine, most gracious May gain heaven's glorious habiRevive us by thy holy word, (Lord, tation : And teach thy flock in truth to call
Hallelujah. :||: On God, the father of us all :
Robert of France, Luther.
T. 4. 4. Show us our poverty, relieve
And then enrich the poor;
The knowledge of our sickness give, In showing to us (Christ's cross.
The knowledge of our cure. That life and salvation proceed from 5. A blessed sense of guilt impart, 2. In darkness we stray'd,
And then remove the load;
Trouble, then lead the troubled Until we were led
(receive. By thee to believe
To Christ's atoning blood. (heart
Wesley. That Jesus, our Saviour, will sinners 8. Our hearts thou didst cheer,
211. Dispelling all fear;
O HOLY Ghost, eternal God, We humbly could claim (name.
Descending from above, (blood, Salvation and pardon in Jesus' dear Thou fill'st the soul thro’ Jesus' 4. Grant us to obey
With faith, and hope, and love. Thy teaching, we pray,
2. Thou comfortest the heavy heart, O spirit of love,
(to prove. And thankful to thee forthy mercies Thou to the dead dost life impart,
By sin and grief oppress'd; 5. We wish to afford
And to the weary, rest. To Jesus our Lord, For his bitter pain, (chosen train. 3. Thy sweet communion charms
the soul, Joy, honour, and glory, midst his
And gives true peace and joy; 6. O therefore impart
Which Satan's power can ne'er Thyself to each heart,
control, That thus we may show,
Nor all his wiles destroy. In our whole behaviour, that Jesus we know.
4. Let no false comfort lift us up Z. and others. To confidence that's vain;
Nor let their faith and courage 210.
Who love the Lamb onoe slain. COME, blessed Spirit, gracious Lord,
5. Breathe comfort, where distress Thy power to us make known; abounds, Strike with the hammer of thyword, O make our conscience clean;
And break each heart of stone. And heal, with balm from Jesus' 2. Give us ourselves and Christ to wounds, In this our gracious day; (know,
The festering sores of sin. Repentance unto life bestow,
6. Vanquish our lusts, our pride Christ's pardoning love display.
remove, 3. Convince us first of unbelief, Take out the heart of stone; And freely then release ;
Show us the Father's boundless Fill every soul with sacred grief, love,
And then with sacred peace. The merits of the Son.
7. The Father sent his Son to die; Look on us in mercy, grant us thy The willing Son obey'd:
(ever, The witness Thou to ratify Our souls and bodies we devote for The purchase Christ hath made.
O Lord, to thee. J. Hart.
2. O thou life-giving stream, the 212. T. 582, or 595. earth o’erflow, (break through: COME Holy Spirit come,
Whatever would obstruct thy course Let thy bright beams arise ;
O most gracious Spirit, hear our Dispel the darkness from our minds, Teach all to turn to Jesus with con
(trition, And open all our eyes.
That they may live. 2. Revive our drooping faith, Our doubts and fears remove;
3. We pray thee fill us all with And kindle in our breasts the flame
(prove: Of never-ceasing love.
That we may in his service faithful
Teach us to esteem it the greatest 3. Convince us of our sin,
favour, Then lead to Jesus' blood;
With humble, contrite hearts to And to our stubborn hearts reveal
serve our Saviour The hidden love of God.
Till we shall rest. 4. 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart, 4. Unto Christ's congregation in To sanctify the soul,
each place To pour fresh life on every part, And new-create the whole.
Grant, ’midst all trials, comfort,
peace, and grace: 5. If thou, O Comforter,
O may all believers, in every station, Thine influence withdraw, Rejoice in Jesus and in his salvation, What easy victims soon we fall
God Holy Ghost. To conscience and the law !
Z. 6. No longer burns our love;
Fruit of the Saviour's prayer, 7. Dwell therefore in our hearts;
Thee the world cannot receive; Our minds from bondage free:
Thee they neither know nor see; Then shall we know, and praise, Dead is all the life they live, and love
Dark their light, while void of
thee. The Father, Son, and Thee.
2 Yet I enjoy thy grace, 213.*
Thro' Christ, my righteousness;
Mine the gifts thou dost impart, THOU Comforter and Guide of Mine the unction from above; Jesus' train,
(dain, Pardon written on my heart, Who dost thyself his ministers or Light, and life, and joy, and love.
3. Thee I exult to feel,
2. No man can truly say Thou in my heart dost dwell; That Jesus is the Lord, There thou bear'st thy witness true, Unless thou take the veil away,
Shed'st the love of God abroad: And breathe the living word: I, in Christ, a creature new,
Then, only then we feel I, even I, am born of God.
Our interest in his blood,
And cry with joy unspeakable, 4. Thy gifts, blest Comforter,
“Thou art my Lord, my God.” I glory to declare : Sweetly sure of grace I am,
3. O that the world might know Pardon to my soul applied,
The all-atoning Lamb: Interest in the spotless Lamb;
Spirit of faith, descend and show Dead for all, for me he died.
The virtue of his name:
The grace which all may find, 5. Thou art thyself the Seal; The saving power impart;
I more than pardon feel: O testify to all mankind,
And speak in every heart.
216. All the confidence of love.
COME, Holy Spirit, on us breathe 6. Pledge of the promise given, With all thy quickening powers; My antepast of heaven,
Kindle our love, confirm our faith, Earnest thou of joys divine,
Warm these cold hearts of ours. Joys divine on me bestow'd; 2. Assure my conscience of her Heaven and Christ and all are mine, In the Redeemer's blood; (part I'm through thee an heir of God. And bear thy witness in my heart,
That I am born of God. 7. Thou art my inward Guide, I ask no help beside ;
3. Thou art the Earnest of his love, Holy Ghost, on thee I call,
The Pledge of joys to come: Weak as helpless infancy;
O lead us, that we may above Weak I am, yet cannot fall,
Obtain our lasting home.
Watts. Stay'd by faith, and led by thee.
LORD God, the Holy Ghost, SPIRIT of truth, come down,
In this accepted hour, Reveal the things of God,
As on the day of Pentecost,
Descend in all thy power: Make thou to us Christ's Godhead
We meet with one accord known, Apply his precious blood :
In our appointed place, His merits glorify,
And wait the promise of our Lord, That each may clearly see,
The Spirit of all grace. Jesus, who did for sinners die, 2. Like mighty, rushing wind Hath surely died for me.
Upon the waves beneath,
Move with one impulse every mind,
220. One soul, one feeling breathe: The young, the old inspire
COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, With wisdom from above; (fire, Both from the Father and the Son;
Proceeding from above, And give us hearts and tongues of
Thou God of peace and love. To pray, and praise, and love. 3. Spirit of light, explore
2. Thou art the only Comforter
In all our soul's distress; And chase our gloom away, Thou showest us our unbelief, With lustre shining more and more
And Christ's redeeming grace. Unto the perfect day! Spirit of truth, be thou
3. Thou dost thy sanctifying gifts In life and death our guide!
Unto the church impart; 0, Spirit of adoption, NOW Writest God's holy, precious law May we be sanctified !
On each believer's heart.
4. Thy holy unction power affords 218.
The gospel to proclaim: COME, Holy Ghost, our souls in-By thee enabled, we set forth
Salvation in Christ's name. spire, Let us thine influence prove; 5. Assist and strengthen us, 0 Source of the old prophetic fire, Lord, Fountain of life and love.
Thou know'st we all are frail; 2. Open the hearts of all who hear, Grant, neither Satan, world, nor To make the Saviour room ;
flesh, Now let us find redemption near,
May o'er Christ's flock prevail. Let faith by hearing come. 6. Cause all disharmony and strife
Congregational H. B. In Christendom to cease; 219.
And give to all the flocks of Christ
Love, union, truth, and peace. BREATHE on these bones so dry and dead,
221.* God Holy Ghost, thy influence shed In all our hearts abroad: (abounds; O COMFORTER, God Holy Ghost, Point out the place where grace Thou heavenly gifts on us beDirect us to the bleeding wounds stow'st; Of Jesus, our incarnate God. The pledge of our salvation art,
And bear'st thy witness in our 2. Convince us that the Lamb was
heart. slain For us, and to our minds explain
2. The sheep of Jesus which were The mystery of the cross :
lost, To know, and to be found in him, Thou callest, teaching them to trust Let us our highest gain esteem; For help, forgiveness, peace, and And for it count all things but loss. grace
Hart. In him, the Lord our righteousness.