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Thy holy, just, and perfect will,
Shall in my flesh be done.

2 I thank thee for the present grace,
And now in hope rejoice:
In confidence to see thy face,
And always hear thy voice.

3 I have the things I ask of thee:
What shall I more require?
That still my soul may restless be,
And only thee desire.

4 Thine only will be done, not mine;
But make me, Lord, thy home;
Come, when thou wilt, I that resign;、
But O, my Jesus, come!

Hymn 268. L. M.

Awake! awake! put on thy strength. Isa. lii. 1.
1 THOU who all things canst control,
Chase this dead slumber from my soul;
With joy and fear, with love and awe,
Give me to keep thy perfect law

20 may one beam of thy blest light,

Pierce through, dispel the shade of night;
Touch my cold breast with heavenly fire;
With holy, conqu'ring zeal inspire.

3 For zeal I sigh, for zeal I pant;
Yet heavy is my soul, and faint;
With steps unwav'ring, undismay'd,
Give me in all thy paths to tread.

4 With outstretch'd hands, and streaming eyes,
Oft I begin to grasp the prize;
I groan, I strive, I watch, I pray;
But ah! how soon it dies away!

5 The deadly slumber soon I feel,
Afresh upon my spirit seal:

Rise, Lord; stir up thy quick'ning power,
And wake me that I sleep no more.

6 Single of heart O may I be;
Nothing may I desire but thee:
Far, far from me the world remove,
And all that holds me from thy love!

Hymn 269. P. M.

Men ought always to pray and not to faint.
Luke xviii. 1.

Com Jesu's service join ;
NOME, ye foll'wers of the Lord,

Jesus gives the sacred word,

The ordinance divine: Let us his command obey,

And ask, and have, whate'er we want; Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.

2 Place no longer let us give

To the old tempter's will;
Never more our duty leave,
. While Satan cries, "be still:"
Staud we in the ancient way,

And here with God ourselves acquaint;

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Pray we, every moment pray,"
And never, never faint.

3 Be it weariness and paiu,
To slothful flesh and blood;
Yet we will the cross sustain,

And bless the welcome load:.
All our griefs to God display,
And humbly pour out our complaint;
Pray we, every moment pray,
And never, never faint.

4 Let us patiently endure,

And still our wants declare:
All the promises are sure
To persevering prayer:
Till we see the perfect day,

And each wakes up a spotless saint;
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.

5 Pray we on when all renew'd,
And perfected in love,

Till we see our Saviour God
Descending from above;

All his heavenly charms survey,
Beyond what angel-minds can paint,
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.

Hymn 270. L. M.

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee. Job xxii. 27.


RAYER is appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give;

Long as they live should Christians pray; They learn to pray when first they live.

2 If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress;

If cares distract, or fears dismay; If guilt deject, if sin distress;

In every case, still watch and pray.

3 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak,
Tho' thought be broken, language lame;
Pray, if thou canst, or canst not, speak;
But pray with faith in Jesu's name.

4 Depend on him; thou canst not fail;
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear not, his merit must prevail :
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.


So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. Neh. viii. 8.

And stood up for to read.

Hymn 271.

Luke iv. 16.

C. M.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. 2 Tim. iii. 16.

COME, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire;

Let us thine influence prove;

Source of the old prophetic fire,
Fountain of life and love.

2 Come, Holy Ghost, for mov'd by thee
The prophets wrote and spoke ;


Unlock the truth, thyself the key;
Unseal the sacred book.

3 Expand thy, wings, celestial dove;
Brood o'er our nature's night;
On our disorder'd spirits move,
And let there now be light.

4. God, through himself, we then shall know, If thou within us shine;

And sound, with all thy saints below,
The depths of love divine.

Hymn 272.

C. M.


Search the Scriptures. John v. 39.

FWwe live, and move, and breathe;

NATHER of all, in whom alone

One bright celestial ray send down,
And cheer thy sons beneath.

2 While in thy word we search for thee,
(We search with trembling awe!)
Open our eyes, and let us see

The wonders of thy law.

3 Now let our darkness comprehend
The light that shines so clear;
Now the revealing Spirit send,
And give us ears to hear.

Before us make thy goodness pass,
Which here by faith we see;
Let us in Jesus see thy face,
And die to all but thee.

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