Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

4 My life, my blood, I here present, If for thy truth they may be spent; Fulfil thy soy'reign counsel, Lond; Thy will be done, thy Name adored. 5 Give me thy strength, O God of power; Then let winds blow, or thunders roar, Ths faithful witness will I be : 'Tis fix'd; I can do all through thee.

654

C. M. The Minister's prayer : The scandal of the

cro88. CESUS, my strength and righteousness, Triuniphantly thy Name I bless

Thy conqu’ring Name I sing. 2 Thou, Lord, hast magnified thy Name;

Thou hast maintain'd thy cause; And I enjoy the glorious shame,

The scandal of thy cross.
3 Thou gavést me to speak thy word,

In the appointed hour;.
I hava proclaim'd my dying Lord,

And felt thy Spirit's power. 4 Superior to my foes I stood,

Above their smile or frown; On all the strangers to thy blood

With pitying love look'd down. 50 let me have thy presence still;

Set as a flint my face,
To show the counsel of thy will,

Which saves a world by grace. 60 let me never blush to own

The glorious Gospel-word; Which saves a world through faith alone,

Faith in a dying Lord.

[ocr errors]

655

L. M. The Minister's prayer: Boldness in the Gospel, HALL I, for fear of feeble man,

The Spirit's course in me restrain Or, undismay'd in deed and word, Be a true witness of my Lord!

Awed by a mortal's frown, shall I Conceal the word of God Most High? How then before thee shall I dare To stand, or how thine anger bear! 3 Shall I, to soothe the unholy throng, Soften thy truth, or smooth my tongue, To guin earth's gilded toys,---or flee The cross endured, my Lord, by thee! 4 What then is he whose scorn I dread! Whose wrath or hate makes me afraid ! A man! an heir of denth! a slave To sin ! a bubble on the wave! 5 Yea, let men rage; since thou wilt spread Thy shadowing wings around my head : Since in all pain thy tender love Will still my sure refreshment prove. 656

3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s.

Birthday.
GI
OD of my life, to thee
U My cheerful soul I raise ;
Thy goodness bade me be,

And still prolongs my days :
I see my natal hour return,
And bless the day that I was born.
2 A clod of living earth,

I glorify thy Name,
From whom alone my birth,

And all my blessings came :
Creating and preserving grace,
Let all that is within me praise.

658

TEET

3 Long as I live beneath,

To thee O let me live;
To thee my every breath

In thanks and praises give :
Whate'er I have, whate'er I am,
Shall magnify my Maker's Name,
4 Mv soul and all its powers

Thine, wholly thine, shall be;
All, all my happy hours

I consecrate to thee:
Me to thine image now restore,
And I shall praise thee evermore.
5 I wait thy will to do,

As angels do in heaven;
In Christ a creature new,

Most graciously forgiven :
I wait thy perfect will to prove,
All sanctified by spotless love.
6 Then, when the work is done,

The work of faith with power,
Receive thy favour'd son,

In death's triumphant hour:
Like Moses, to thyself convey,
And kiss niy raptured soul away.

657

L M.

Smarting under the rod.

I would the kind chastisement feel; But never faint beneath the rod,

Nor desp'rate, nor insensible : 2 From each extreme divinely kept,

The trouble coming from above I would with thankful awe accepty

And bless with tears my Father's love.

[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

658

C. M.
Secret communion with God.
WEET is the prayer whose boly stream
'In earnest pleading flows;
Devotion dwells upon the theme,

And warm and warmer glows.
2 Faith grasps the blessing she desires ;

Hope points the upward gaze;
And Love, celestial Love, inspires

The eloquence of praise.
3 But sweeter far the still small voice,

Unheard by human ear,
When God has made the heart rejoice,

And dried the bitter tear,
4 No accents flow, no words ascend;

All'utt'rance faileth there;
But God himself doth comprehend,

And answer, silent prayer.
659

9th P. M. 87 b.
In deep affliction.
TULL of trembling expectation,

Feeling much, and fearing more,
Mighty God of my salvation,

1 thy timely aid implore.
2 Suff'ring Son of man, be near mo,

In my suff'rings to sustain;
By thy sorer griefs to cheer me,-

By thy more than mortal pain,
3 By thy most severe temptation

In that dark Satanic hour;
By thy last mysterious passion,

Screen me from the ndverse power.
4 By thy fainting in the garden,

By thy dreadful death, I pray,
Write upon my heart the pardon;

Take my sins and fears away.

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]
[merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

660

C. M.
In time of peril.
MY Savipur from the wrath to come,

From present evil
Avert the sleep impending gloom,

The darkness of the grave.
2 Still hold my soul in life, I pray;

A dying worm repriere;
And let me all my lengthen'd day

Unto thy glory live.
3 Now, Lord, I have to thee made known

My troubled soul's request,
And sink in calm dependence down,

Within thine arhis to rest :
4 Secure, in danger's darkest hour,

Thy faithfulness to prove, Protected by almighty power,

And everlasting love. 661

LM
In sickness: Praying for recovery.

[ocr errors]

A Come, and thy healing power infuse;
Descend in thine own time, and bless

And give the means their ballow'd 188. 2 Obedient to thy will alone,

To thee in means I calmly fly: My life, I know, is not my own;

To God I live, to God i die. 3 Thy holy will be ever mine :

If thou on earth detain me still,
I bow, and bless the grace divine,

I suffer all thy holy will.
4 1 come, if thou my strength restore,

To serve thee with my strength renewid Grant me but this, I ask no more

To spend and to be spent for God.

[ocr errors]
« AnteriorContinuar »