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9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.

The new creation. OVE divine, all love excelling,

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Fix in us thy humble dwelling;

All thy faithful mercies crown. Jesnis, thou art all compassion,

Pure unbounded love thou art; Visit us with thy salvation;

Enter every trembling heart.

2 Breathe, Obrenthe thy loving Spirit

Into every troubled breast; Let us all in thee inherit;

Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;

Alpha and Omega be;
End of fruith, as its beginning,

Set our bearts at liberty.

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3 Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us all thy life receive; Suddenly return, and never,

Never more thy temples leave :
Thee we would be always blessing,

Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

Glory in thy perfect love.

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4 Finish then thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let us be ; Let us see thy great salvation,

Perfectly restored in thee: Changed from glory into glory,,

Tul in heaven we take our place, Till we cast our crowns before thee,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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4th P. M. 886, 886. The pure in heart shall see God. That, with thy children, I may know

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Ny sins on earth forgiven;
Give me to prove the kingdom mine,
And taste, in holiness divine,

The happiness of heaven.
2 Me with that restless thirst inspire,
Thut sacred, infinite desire,

And feast my hungry heart;
Less than thyself cannot suffice;
My soul for all thy fulness cries,-

For all thou hast and art.
3 Jesus, the crowning grace impart;
Bless me with purity of heart,

That now beholding thee,
I soon may view thy open face,
On all thy glorious beauties gaze,

And God forever see.
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A perfect heart the Redeemer's throne,

FOR a heart to praise my God,
A heart that always feels thy blood,

So freely spilt for me :-
4 A heart resign'd, submissive, meek,

My great Redeemer's throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,-

Where Jesus reigns alone.
30 for a lowly, contrite heart,

Believing, true, and clean;
Which neither life nor death can part

From Him that dwells within :

C. M.

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4 A heart in every thought renew'd,

And full of love dirine ;
Perfect, and right, and pure, and good,

A copy, Lord, of thine.
5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;

Come quickly from above;
Write thy new name upon my heart.-

Thy new, best name of Love. 501

L. M. The nero covenant. 0

GOD, most merciful and true,

Thy nature to my soul impart; 'Stablish with me the cov'nant new,

And stamp thine image on my heart. 2 To real holiness restored,

O let me gain my Saviour's mind; And in the knowledge of my Lord,

Fulness of life eternal find. 3 Remember, Lord, my sins no more,

That them I may no more forget; But, sunk in guiltless sbame, adore,

With speechless wonder, at thy feet. 4 O'erwhelm'd with thy stupendous grace,

I shall not in thy presence move; But breathe unutterable praise,

And rapt'rous awe, and silent love. 5 Then every murm'ring-thought, and vaim,

Expires, in sweet contusion lost: I cannot of my cross complain,

I cannot of my goodness boast. 6 Pardon'd for all that I have done,

My mouth as in the dust I hide; And glory give to God alone,

My God in Jesus pacified.

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5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
Perfect submission.
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THEN, my Saviour, shall I be

Perfectly resign'd to thee!
Poor and vile in my own eyes,
Only in thy wisdom wise !
2 Only thee content to know,
Ignorant of all below!
Only guided by thy light!
Only mighty in thy might!
3 So I may thy Spirit know,
Let him as he listeth blow :
Let the manner be unknown,
So I may with thee be one -
4 Fully in my life express
All the heights of holiness;
Sweetly let my spirit prove,
All the depths of humble love.
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Christ all in all.
HOLY and true, and righteous Lord,

I wait to prove thy perfect will: Be mindful of thy gracious word;

And stamp me with thy Spirit's seal. 2 Open my faith's interior eye:

Display thy glory from above; And all I am shall sink and die,

Lost in astonishment and love. 3 Confound, o'erpower me by thy grace,

I would be by myself abhorr'd; All might, all majesty, all praise,

All glory, be to Christ my Lord. 4 Now let me gain perfection's height;

Now let me into nothing fall,
As less than nothing in thy sight;
And feel that Christ is all in all.

L. M. 504

1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.
The price of our high calling.
thee, great God of love, I bow,

; By faith I see thee passing now:

I have, but still I ask for more :
A glimpse of love cannot suffice;
My soul for all thy presence cries.
2 More favour'd than the saints of old,

Who now by faith approach to thee,
Shall all, with open face, behold

In Christ, the glorious Deity;
Shall see and put salvation on,
The nature of thy sinless Son.
8 This, this is our high calling?s prize;

Thine image in thy Son I claim;
And still to higher glories rise,

Till, all transform'd, I know thy name,
And glide to all my heaven above-
My highest heaven in Jesus' love.
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L. M.
Mark of perfection.
WHAT!
never speak one evil word !

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O how shall '1, most gracions Lord,

This mark of true perfection find! 2 Thy sinless mind in me reveal;

Thy Spirit's plenitude impart; And all my spotless life shall tell

The' abundance of a loving heart. 506

Renouncing all for Christ.
COALE
TOME, Saviour, Jesus, from above,

Assist me with thy heavenly grace;
Empty my heart of earthly love,

And for thyself prepare the place.

L. M.

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