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3 And if Satan, vexing sore,

Flesh or spirit should assail,
Thou, his Vanquisher before,

Grant we may not faint nor fail.

4 So shall we have peace divine:

Holier gladness ours shall be;
Round us, too, shall angels shine,

Such as ministered to thee.

5 Keep, o keep us, Saviour dear,

Ever constant by thy side;
That with thee we may appear
At the eternal Eastertide. Amen.

George Hunt Smyttan, 1856, alt.

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LOAnd Your confessions pour,

C.M. ORD, when we bend before thy throne,

Teach us to feel the sins we own,

And hate what we deplore.

2 Our broken spirits, pitying, see;

True penitence impart;
And let a kindling glance from thee

Beam hope upon the heart.
3 When we disclose our wants in prayer,

May we our wills resign;
And not a thought our bosoms share

That is not wholly thine.

4 Let faith each weak petition fill,

And waft it to the skies,
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still
That grants it, or denies. Amen.

Joseph D. Carlyla, 1809

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C.M.

we flee,

And plead to be forgiven,
So let thy life our pattern be,

And form our souls for heaven.

2 Help us, through good report and ill,

Our daily cross to bear;
Like thee, to do our Father's will,

Our brethren's grief to share.

3 Let grace our selfishness expel,

Our earthliness refine;
And kindness in our bosoms dwell

As free and true as thine.

4 If joy shall at thy bidding fly,

And grief's dark day come on,
We in our turn would meekly cry,

"Father, thy will be done.

5 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife,

Forgiving and forgiven,
O may we lead the pilgrim's life,
And follow thee to heaven! Amen.

John H. Gurney, 1898

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6.5.6.5 D.
C
(HRISTIAN! dost thou see them

On the holy ground,
How the powers of darkness

Rage thy steps around?
Christian! up and smite them,

Counting gain but loss;
In the strength that cometh

By the holy cross.

2 Christian! dost thou feel them

How they work within,
Striving, tempting, luring,

Goading into sin?
Christian! never tremble;

Never be downcast;
Gird thee for the battle,

Watch and pray and fast.

3 Christian! dost thou hear them,

How they speak thee fair?
“Always fast and vigil?

Always watch and prayer?
Christian! answer boldly:

While I breathe I pray!”
Peace shall follow battle,

Night shall end in day.

4 “Well I know thy trouble,

O my servant ue;
Thou art very weary,

I was weary too;
But that toil shall make thee

Some day all mine own,
And the end of sorrow

Shall be near my throne."
St. Andrew of Crete; Tr. John Mason Neale, 1862

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8.7.8.7.4.7 J ESUS, Lord of life and glory,

Bend from heaven thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear:

By thy mercy,
O deliver us, good Lord.

2 From the depths of nature's blindness,

From the hardening power of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within,

By thy mercy,
O deliver us, good Lord.

3 When temptation sorely presses,

In the day of Satan's power,
In our times of deep distresses,
In each dark and trying hour,

By thy mercy,
O deliver us, good Lord.

4 When the world around is smiling,

In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace,

By thy mercy,
O deliver us, good Lord.

5 In the weary hours of sickness,

In the times of grief and pain,
When we feel our mortal weakness,
When all human help is vain,

By thy mercy,
O deliver us, good Lord.

6 In the solemn hour of dying,

In the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on thee relying,
Find thee still our hope and stay:

By thy mercy,
O deliver us, good Lord. Amen.

James J. Cummins, 1839

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7.7.7.3 YHRISTIAN, seek not yet repose,"

Hear thy guardian angel say; “Thou art in the midst of foes:

Watch and pray!2 Principalities and powers,

Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for thy unguarded hours:

Watch and pray!
3 Gird thy heavenly armour on,

Wear it ever, night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:

Watch and pray!
4 Hear the victors who o'ercame;

Still they mark each warrior's way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim:

“Watch and pray!”
5 Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,

Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart his word:

"Watch and pray!” 6 Watch, as if on that alone

Hung the issue of the day;
Pray that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray!

Charlotte Elliott, 1836

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Four 10's EARY of self, and laden with my sin,

I look at heaven and long to enter in, But there no evil thing may find a home: And yet I hear a voice that bids me

Come."

WEA

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