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2 O let thy sacred presence fill,
And set my longing spirit free;
Which pants to have no other will,

But night and day to feast on thee.
3 While in this region here below,

No other good will I pursue ;
I'll bid this world of noise and show,

With all its glittring snares, adieu.
4 That path with humble speed I'll seek,

In which my Saviour's footsteps shine,
Nor will I hear, nor will I speak,

Of any other love but thine.
5 Henceforth may no profane delight

Divide this consecrated soul;
Possess it thou, who hast the right,

As Lord and Master of the whole.
6 Nothing on earth do I desire,

But thy pure love within my breast; This, only this, will I require,

And freely give up all the rest.

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The perfect lar of love.
THE thing my God doth hate,
Thy creature, Lord, again create,

And all my soul renew :
2 My soul shall then, like thine,

Aðhor the thing anclean,
And, sanctified by love divine,

Forever cease from sin,
8 That blessed law of thine,

Jesus, to me impart;
The Spirit's law of life divine,

O write it on my heart

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4 Implant it deep within,

Whence it may ne'er remove,The law of liberty from sin,

The perfect law of love. 5 Thy nature be my law,

Thy spotless sanctity;
And sweetly every moment draw

My happy soul to thee. 6 Soul of my soul, remain!

Who didst for all fulfil, In me, O Lord, fulfil again

Thy heavenly Father's will, 508

C. M.
Aspiring after holiness.
THOU God of all-sufficient grace,

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O may I walk before thy face,

Till I am pure in heart:
Until, transform'd by faith divine,

I gain that love unknown;
And bright in all thine image shine,

By putting on thy Son.
2 Now, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

In counsel join again,
To reimpress thine image, lost

By frail, apostate man;
O might I, Lord, thy form express, -

Begotten from above,-
Be stamp'd with real holiness,

And fill'd with perfect love! 509

Cordial obedience.
COME, Lord, and claim me for thine own;
U Saviour, thy right assert;
Come, gracious Lord, set up thy throne,

And reign within my heart.

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? The day of thy great power I feel;

And pant for liberty;
I loathe myself, deny my will,

And give up all for thee.
3 I hate my sins,-no longer mine,

For I renounce them too;
My weakness with thy strength I join;

Thy strength shall áll subdue.
4 $o shall I bless thy pleasing sway,

And, sitting at thy feet,
Thy laws with all my heart obey,

With all say soul submit.
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L. M.
The light yoke and easy burden.
O THAT

load of sin were gone;
At Jesus' feet to lay it down-

To lay my soul at Jesus' feet.
2 Rest for my soul I long to find :

Saviour of all, if mine thou art,
Give me thy meek and lowly mind

And stamp thine image on my heart. 3 Break off the yoke of inbred sin,

And fully set my spirit free;
I cannot rest till pure within,

Till I am wholly lost in thee.
4 Fain would I learn of thee, my God;
Thy light and easy burden prove;
The cross all stain'd with hallow'd blood,

The labour of thy dying love.
6 I would, but thou must give the power;

My heart from every sin release;
Bring near, bring near the joyful hour,

And fill me with thy perfect peace.

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4th P. M. 886, 886.
The blessed hope.
PUT can it be that I should prove

From sin forever cease!
I thank thee for the blessed hope;
It lifts my drooping spirits up;

It gives me back my peace.
2 In thee, O Lord, I put my trust;
Mighty, and merciful, and just,

Thy sacred world is past;
And I, who dare thy word believe,
Without committing sin shall live,

Shall live to God at last.
3 I rest in thine almighty power;
The name of Jesus is my tower

That hides my life above :
Thou canst, thou wilt, my belper be
My confidence is all in thee,

The faithful God of love.
4 Wherefore, in never-ceasing prayer,
My soul to thy continual cure

I faithfully commend;
Assured that thou through life wilt save,
And show thyself beyond the grave

My everlasting Friend. 512

5th P. M. 4 lines 18.
Rejoicing in hope.
TESUS comes with all his grace,
J Comes to save a fallen race;
Object of our glurious hope,
Jesus comes to lift us up.
2 Let the living stones cry out;
Let the sons of Abrah'm shout:
Praise we all our lowly King;
Give him thanks, rejoice, and sing.

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3 We are now his lawful right; Walk as children of the light; We shall soon obtain the grace, Pure in heart, to see his face. 4 We shall gain our calling's prize; After Gil we all shall rise, Filld with joy, and love, and peace, Perfected in bojiness. 5 Let us then rejoice in hope; Steadily to Christ look up; Trust to be redeem'd from sin, Wait till he appear within. 6 Hasten, Lord, the perfect day; Let thy every servant say, I have now obtain'd the power,

Born of Gud, to sin no more.
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C. M.
The garner of God.
COMIE, thon omniscient Son of man,
Come, with thiy Spirit's winn'wing fan,

And throughly purge thy floor.
2 The chaff of sin, the accursed thing,

Far from our souls be driven;
The wheat into thy garner bring,

And lay us up for heaven.
8 Whate'er offends thy glorious eyes,

Far from our hearts remove;
As dust before the whirlwind flies,

Disperse it by thy love.
4 Then let us all thy fulness know,

From every sin set free;
Saved to the utmust, saved below,
And perfected in thee.

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