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2. Dear Lord, thy sovereign aid With lowliness and purity: impart,
(care; Than gold and pearls more precious To save me from low-thoughted far
(star. O banish self-will from my heart, And brighter than the morningFrom all its latent mazes there :
5. Lord, arm me with thy Spirit's And grant that I may never move might
(name; From the blest footsteps of thy love. Since I am callid by thy great 3. Each moment draw from earth In thee my wandering thoughts away
(call; unite, My heart, that humbly waits thy Of all my works be thou the aim : Speak to my inmost soul and say, Thy love attend me all my days, “I am thy life, thy God, thy-all:" And my sote business be thy praise. To feel thy power, to hear thy voice,
(352.) 300.* To taste thy love, be all my choice. “GIVE me thy heart, my son,”
Thus saith the Lord, (350.) 299,
“Give me thy heart, aud listen to JESUS, thy light again I view, Observe my ways,
(my word; Again thy loving-kindness prove, Walk in the path of grace: And all within me pants anew In following my direction To enjoy thy all reviving love: I'll grant thee my protection." Again my thoughts to thee aspire, 2. 'Tis only this which Christ of Unto thy name is my desire.
(quires: 2. But oh, what offering shall I This to promote our welfare he regive
(skies? How blest are they
To him, our God and Saviour.
Gregor. More shouldst thou have, if I had
(351.) 3. O may I never from thee stray, O TAKE my heart and whatsoe'er Or be again subdu'd by sin:
is mine, Guide me, my Life, my 'Truth, my Beloved Jesus, I'll be only thine; Way,
(clean: To thee I'll live, Thy blood preserve my garments
And soul and body give : O let thy blood and righteousness My words and whole behaviour My beauty be, my glorious dress. Be ruld by thee for ever. 4. Send down thy likeness from 2. But give thyself, my Jesus, unto above,
(tinually: And let this my adorning be ; (love, And dwell within my heart conClothe me with wisdom, patience, O Lord, remain
My joy, 'midst grief and pain; And to all eternity From thee, my soul's beloved,
To remain thy property. May I ne'er be removed.
J. Angelus. J. Angelus. (357.) 304.*
T. 79. (353.)
LORD, take my sinful, worthless LORD, take my heart just as it is, heart
Set up therein thy throne : As thine, thy grace to me impart, So shall I love thee above all, And deep thy seal impress; And live to thee alone.
Take me into thy special care, 2. I thank thee, that in mercy thou Secure my soul from every snare ;
Hast waken'd me from death, Thyself find always free access. Arous'd me out of sin's deep sleep, 2. Make me a bosom-friend of thine; And call'd to walk in faith.
Upon thy breast may I recline, 3. Complete thy work and crown Preserv'd from needless fears; thy grace,
And when this earthly house I leave; That I may faithfnl prove, Into those mansions me receive, And listen to that still small voice, Where thou wilt wipe away all Which whispers only love ;
tears. 4. Which teaches me to know thy
And gives me power to do ; (will, (358.) Which fills my heart with shame, DESTROY, O Lord, the carnal when I
mind, Do not that will pursue.
Consume what is not right in me; 5. This unction may I ever feel,
Whether the world in chains me This teaching of my Lord,
Or silken cords, I cannot be (bind And learn obedience to thy voice, Partaker of the joys of heaven; Thy soft reviving word. For thou requirest that my heart
Stonehouse. Without reserve to thee be given,
Resolv'd for thee with all to part. (356.) GRANT, most gracious Lamb of God,
(blood, Who hast bought me with thy SEARCHER of hearts, thou That my soul and body be
know'st thy love Quite devoted unto thee.
My heart hath captivated; 2. Jesus, hear
My soul is closely to thee join'd, My whole nature sanctify;
Ne'er to be separated :Root out all that is unclean, 2. All thou demandest I give up, Tho' it cause me pungent pain.
Lord, without hesitation; 3. Gracious Lord, I wish alone But never, never will I leave Thine to be, yea, quite thine own, Thee and thy congregation.
(360.) 307. T. 184.[(361.) O MIGHT we all, Lord God our PRESENT your bodies to the Saviour,
Lord, Thy condescending mercy prize, A living sacrifice, To accept of us, (O boundless A holy offering unto him, As of a holy sacrifice; [favour !) And pleasing in his eyes : Of us, tho’ sinful, poor, and needy: This is a service which ye owe, Grant that we freely unto thee And reasonably due; May offer up both soul and body, For ye are not your own, ye know, To love and serve thee faithfully. But Christ hath purchas'd you.
XVIII. COMMUNION WITH CHRIST. (362.)
T. 132. O may thy Spirit me incline JESUS, thou art my heart's de- To true, unfeign'd devotion :
Thus I eternal life shall gain, My joy and my salvation; (light, And till my latest breath remain Thy presence yields me day and
A member of thy body. Abundant consolation: (night Thee I desire to love and praise, 5. Lord Jesus, thou my Shepherd Since thy great love and boundless art, Are everything unto me. (grace Who diedst for my transgression; 2. Thou art the Way, thy Spirit is When lost, I caus’d thee pungent As my conductor given ;
smart, In following thee I cannot miss
When found, joy past expression : The path to life and heaven:
Ah, best of shepherds, ever keep Thy word be my unerring guide; Within thy fold thy helpless sheep, Preserve me lest I turn aside,
Protect me from all danger. Or stray from thee, my Saviour.
6. Thou art my faithful Friend in 3. Thou art the Truth, in thee are need, found
My flesh and bone, my Brother; All things that are essential ; Thy faithfulness and love exceed Without thee all is empty sound, Those of the fondest mother: In thee is strength substantial : Thou art my Healer when I'm O Truth, set me at liberty,
(when weak, That I depend on none but thee My Cordial, strengthening me By whom I can be healed. My Refuge in all trouble. 4. Thou art my Life, thy power 7. Ah! Lord, how very short "I fall, divine
When on thy praise I enter; Shall influence every motion ; Thou art indeed my All in all,
In thee my wishes centre: Be Jesus your delightful theme ;
J. C. Lange. Be the phrases—of our praises, (364.)
'Tis our duty,
'Fore the Lord of bliss and beauty. HOW bright appears the Morning- 5. Before the world I make my star,
boast, With grace and truth beyond com
That he in whom I place my trust, The royal root of Jesse :
Is Lord of light and glory: O David's Son, of Jacob's line, My soul's Belov'd and King be- At last he'll bring me to that place,
Where all the wonders of his grace nign,
Shall lie disclos'd before me: Thou cam'st from heaven to bless
Amen :-be then
Praise and blessing,-never ceasEver glorious—and victorious
To him given, Is my Saviour;
Here, and by the hosts of heaven. Nought but he can please me ever.
Phil. Nicolai. 2. From him descends a beam of joy, When he with a complacent eye
|(365.) Beholds his needy creature; THE unbounded love of my CreImmanuel, my sovereign good,
ator Thy word, thy Spirit, flesh and Heart-felt gratitude doth claim; Renew my very nature: (blood, Why did Christ appear in human Grant me-richly,
nature ? Thro' thy merit,—to inherit 'Twas for me he man became : Thy salvation;
While the whole world's Saviour Hear my ardent supplication.
I confess him,
(him, 3. The Father from eternity
As my own Redeemer I embrace
And his merits I apply
To myself especially. 1, as a member of thy bride,
2. When with him, my Lord, in In thee, Lord Jesus, can confide;. closest union, Thy love remains unmoved :
I can all things else forget; Oh, I—have joy,
In his fellowship and blest comThat in heaven-with thanks
munion, Thee, my Saviour, (giving, I heaven's bliss anticipate; I shall love and praise for ever.
By his presence he dispels all sada 4. Tune all your notes to songs of ness,
Filling my poor soul with joy and If you can earthly music raise, Tho' I often am to blame, To join celestial concerts : Yet his love is still the same..
3. When my mind pursues this 2. Concern'd for more grace meditation,
And true happiness; That the all-creating Word
(and poor. Hath by his humanity and passion Fore thee to be contrite, and lowly, To God's image man restor'd;
3. O were my whole mind I regard my body as Christ's
And spirit inclin'd temple,
To show forth thy praise, 'Tis my aim to follow his example, To serve thee with gladness, and And my vessel thro' his grace
walk in thy ways. In due honour to possess.
4. If question’d by thee: (366.) 312.*
“Say, lovest thou me ?"
I own I shall prove (that I love. BLISS beyond compare, Deficient, O Lord, yet thou know'st
Which in Christ I share : He's my only joy and treasure ;
5. John's portion so blest, Tasteless is all worldly pleasure,
To lean on thy breast,
Be mine, till with thee, (shall be. When in Christ I share Bliss beyond compare.
When time is no more, I for ever
Cammerhof. 2. Jesus is my joy,
(368.) 314.* Therefore blest am I:
T. 159. Oh, his mercy is unbounded, 'TIS the most blest and needful All my hope on him is grounded; To have in Christ a share, (part Jesus is my joy,
And to commit our way and heart Therefore blest am I.
Unto his faithful care: (sure, 3. When the Lord appears,
This done, our steps are safe and
Our hearts' desires are render'd This my spirit cheers; When, his love to me revealing,
(hand, He, the Sun of grace, with healing And nought can pluck us from his In his beams appears,
Which leads us to the end. This my spirit cheers.
2. Nought in this world affords
true rest 4. Then all grief is drown'd: Pure delight is found,
But Christ's atoning blood; Joy and peace in his salvation, This purifies the guilty breast,
And reconciles to God: Heavenly bliss and consolation :
Every grief is drown'd Hence flows unfeigned love to him Where such bliss is found.
Who came lost sinners to redeem,
G. Arnold. And Christ our Saviour doth ap(367.)
(pear 313.* Daily to us more dear.
C. R. v. z. LORD Jesus, I pray,
3. My only joy and comfort here On earth while I stay,
Is Jesus' death and blood; In union to be
(ably: I with this passport can appear With thee and thy people insepar- Before the throne of God: