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4 The fondness of a creature's love,

How strong it strikes the sense ;
Thither the warm affections move,

Nor can we call them thence.

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5 My Saviour, let thy beauties be

My soul's eternal tood;
And grace command my heart away

From all created good.

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798 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.

Worldıy pleasures renounced.

Are all terrestrial pleagares;
Mix'd with dross the purest yold;
Seek we then for heavenly treasures,

Treasures never waxing oru.
Let our best affections centre

On the things around the throne
There no thief can ever enter,

Moth and rust are there unknown.

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2 Earthly joys no longer please us ;

Here would we renounce them all;
Seek our only rest in Jesus,

Him our Lord and Master call.
Faith, our languid spirits cheering,

Points to brighter worlds above;
Bids us look for his appearing;

Bids us triumph in his love.

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And our loins be ginlei ronil,
Waiting for our Lord's returning,

Longing for the welcome grund.
Thus the Christian life storing,

Never need we be afraid,
Should he come at night or morning,

Early dawn, or evening shade.

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S. M.
Self-consecration.
TO
ORI), in the strength of grace,

With a glad heart and free,
Myself, my residue of days,

I cotisecrate to thee. 2 Thy ransom'i servant, I

Restore to the thive own; And from this moment live or die,

To serve my God alone. 800

12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. Determined to know nothing but Jesus and him

crucified. VAIN, delusive world, adieu,

With all of crenture good; Only Jesus I pursue,

Who bought me with his blood : All thy plensures I forego;

I trample on thy wealth and pride; Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified.
2 Other knowledge I disdain;

T'is all but vanity:
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain,

He tasted death for me.
Me to save from endless wo

The sin-atoning Victim died : Duly Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified.
3 Here will I set up my rest;

My Auctnating heart
From the haven of his breast

Shu never more depart:
Whither should sinner go!

His wounds for me stand open wide; Only Jesus will I know,

Apd Jesus crucified.

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4 Him to know is life and peaco,

And pleasure without end;
This is all my happiness,

On Jesus to depend;
Daily in his grace to grow,

And ever in his faith abide ;
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified.
60 that I could all invite,

This saving truth to prove;
Show the leugth, the breadth, the helgar,

And depth of Jesus' love!
Fain I would to sinners show

The blood by faith alone applied ;
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified.

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Steadfast faith.
My God, I know, I feel thee mine,
Till all I have is lost in thine,

And all renew'd I am.
9 I bold thee with a trembling hand,

And will not let thee go,
Til steadfastly by faith I stand,

And all thy goodness know.

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10th P. M. 8 lines 88. Following the Lamb.

now is my object and aim! What now is iny hope and desire ! To follow the heavenly Lanıb,

And after bis image Aspire :
My
My hope is all centred in thee;

trust to recover thy love;
On earth thy salvation to see,

And then to enjoy it above.

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1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. TASTER, I own thy lawful claim;

Thine, wholly thine, I long to be;
Thou seest, at last, I willing an,

Where'er thou go'st, to follow thee;
Myself in all things to deny;
Thine, wholly thine, to live and die.
2 Pleasure, and wealth, and praise no more

Shall lead my captive soul astray;
My fond pursuits 1 all give o'er;.

Thee, only thee, resolved to obey :
My own in all things to resign,
And kuow no other will but thine.
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The vmo sealed at the cross.
ORD, I am thine, entirely thine,
1 Purchased and saved big blood divino;
With full consent thine I would be,
And own thy sov'reign right in me.
2 Grant one poor sinner more a place
Among the children of thy grace;
A wretched sinner, lost to God,
But ransom'd by Immanuel's blood.
3 Thine would I live--thine would I die;
Be thine through all eternity;
The vow is past beyond repeal,
And now I set the sulenin seal.
4 Here, at that cross where flows the blood
That bought my guilty soul for God,
Thee, nis new Master, now I call,
And consecrate to thre my all.
5 Do thou assist a feeble worm
The great engagement to perform
Thy grace can full assistance lend,
Aud on that grace I dare depend.

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805

C. M. The world has lost its charms.

LET worldly minds theme orld pursue ;

It has no charms for me : Once I admired its trifles too,

But grace hath set me free.
2 Its pleasures can no longer please,

Nor happiness afford :
Far from my heart be joys like these,

Now I have seen the Lord.
3 As by the light of opening day

The stars are all conceal'd, So earthly pleasures fade away,

When Jesus is reveal'd.
4 Creatures no more divide my choice;

I bid them all depart:
His name, his love, his gracious voice,

Have fix'd my toying heart. 806

L. M,
Heavenly bliss in prospect.
Above the vanities of time;

, Let faith now pierce the veil, and see The glories of eternity. 2 Born by 8 new, celestial birth, Why should I grovel here on earth , Wby grasp at vain and fleeting toys, So near to heaven's eternal jys 3 Shall anght beguile me on the road, The narrow rond that leads to God! Or can I love this earth so well, As not to long with God to dwell! 4 To dwell with God, to taste his love, Is the full heaven enjoy'd above : The glorious expectation now Ls heavenly bliss begun below.

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