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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 bear thy voice.
What shall more require ?
And only thee desire.
But make me, Lord, thy home; Come, when thou wilt, I that resign;
But O, my Jesus, come!
Hymn 268. L. M.
Arake ! awake! put on thy strength. Isa. lii. I. 10
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,
Pierce through, dispel the shade of night;
With holy, conqu’ring zeal inspire. 3 For zeal I sigb, for zeal I pant;
Yet heavy is my soul, and faint;
4 With outstretch'd hands, and streaming eyes,
Oft I begin to grasp the prize;
But ah! how soon it dies away! 5 The deadly slumber soon I feel,
Afresh upon my spirit seal :
And wake me that I sleep no more. 6 Single of heart O may I be;
Nothing may I desire but thee:
Hymn 269. P. M.
Luke xviii. 1.
In jesu's serơice join;
The ordinance divine:
And ask, and bave, whate'er we want;
And never, never faint. 2 Place no longer let us give
To the old tempter's will;
While Satan cries, “ be still :"
And here with God oorselves acquaint;
Pray we, every moment pray,
And never, never fạipt. 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,
Aud never, never faipt. 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 repew'd,
And perfected in love,
Descending from above;
Beyond what angel-minds can paiot,
Hymn 270. L. M.
shall hear thee. Job xxii. 27. · PRAYER
is appointed to convey The blessings God desigas 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 ;
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 fạil ;
Make all thy wants and wishes known's Fear not, his merit must prevail :
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.
READING THE SCRIPTURES. So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. Neb. viii. 8. And stood up for to read. Luke iv. 16.
Hymn 271. C. M. AU Scripture is given by inspiration of God.
2 Tim. iii. 16.
COME Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire ;
Let us 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 hiểnself, we then shall know,
If thou within us sbine;
Hymn 272. C. M.
Search the Scriptures. Joba v. 39. 1 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 treinbling awe!) Open our eyes, and let us see
The wouders of tby law.
The light that shines so clear ;
And give us ears to hear.
Wbich here by faith we see;
And die to all but thee.