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He shook, and bound the strong man arm'd

In his self-righteousness. 5 Faded my virtuous show,

My form without the pow'r; The sin-convincing Spirit blew,

And blasted every flow'r.
6 My mouth was stopp'd, and shame

'Cover'd my guilty face;
I fell on the atoning Lamb,
And I was sav'd by grace.

Hymn 45. L. M.
Author and finisher of our faith. Heb. xii. 2.

'UTHOR of faith, eternal Word,

Whose Spirit breathes the active flame, Faith, like its finisher and Lord,

To-day as yesterday the same. 2 To thee our humble hearts aspire,

And ask the gift unspeakable;.
Increase in us the kindled fire,

In us the work of faith fulfií.
3 By faith we know thee strong to save,

(Save us, a present Saviour thou !) Whate'er we hope, by faith we have;

Future and past subsisting now. 4 To him that in thy name believes,

Eternal life with thee is given,
Into himself he all receives,

Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 5 The things unknown to feeble sense,

Unseen by reason's glimm'ring ray.

With strong commanding evidence,

Their heaveply origin display. 6 Faith lends its realizing light,

The clouds disperse, the shadows fly, Th' invisible appears in sight,

And God is seen by mortal eye.

Hymn 46. S. M.

That which we have seen and heard. 1 John i. S.






OW can a sinner know

His sins on earth forgiven ?
How can my gracious Saviour show

My name inscrib'd in heaven?
What we have felt and seen

With confidence we tell;
And publish to the sons of men,

The sigos infallible.
We who in Christ believe

That he for us hath died,
We all his unknown peace receive,

And reel his blood applied !
Exults our rising soul,

Disburthep'd of her load,
And swells unutterably full

Of glory and of God,
His love surpassing far

The love of all beneath,
We find within our hearts, and dare

The pointless darts of death.




6 Stronger than death or hell

The sacred power we prove:
And conqu’rors of the world, we dwell
In heaven who dwell in love.

Hymn 47. S. M.
Because he hath given us of his Spirit.

1 John iv. 13.

E by his Spirit prove

And know the things of God,
The things which freely of his love,

He hath on us bestow'd.
His Spirit to us he gave,

And dwells in us we know;
The witness in ourselves we have,

And of its fruits we show. 3 The meek and lowly heart

That in our Saviour was,
To us his Spirit does impart,

And signs us with his cross.
Our nature turn'd, our mind

Transform'd in all its pow'rs;
And both the witnesses are join'd,

The Spirit of God with ours. 5 Whate'er our pard'ning Lord

Commands, we gladly do;
And guided by his sacred word,

We all his steps pursue.
His glory our design,

We live our God to please;
And rise with filial fear divine

To perfect holiness.



Hymn 48. P. M.
God made man upright. Eccl. vii. 29.

PRIGHT both iu heart and will,

We by our God were made; But we turn'd from good to ill,

And o'er the creature stray'd: Multiplied our wand'ring thought,

Which first was fix'd on God alone;. In ten thousand objects sought

The bliss we lost in one. 2 From our own inventions vain

of fancied happiness, Draw us to thyself again,

And bid our wanderings cease :
Jesus, speak our souls restor’d,

By love's divine simplicity:
Reunited to our Lord,
And wholly lost in thee!

Hymn 49. L. M.
We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus

Christ the righteous. 1.John ii. 1. 1 JESUS, my Advocate above,

My Friend before the throne of love: If now for me prevails thy prayer;

If now I find thee pleading there; 2 If thou the secret wish convey,

And sweetly prompt my heart to pray
Hear, and my weak petitions join,
Almighty Advocate, to thine.

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3 Fain would I know my utmost ill,

And groan my nature's weight to feel :
Tɔ feel the clouds that round me roll,

The night that hangs upon my soul. 4 Jesus, my heart's desire obtain ;

My earnest suit present and gain!
My fulness of corruption show,

The knowledge of myself bestow. 5 O gracious Lord, to thee I cry!

Give me thyself, or else I die!
Save me from death; from hell set free;

Death, hell, are but the want of thee. 6 Quicken'd by thy imparted flanie,

Sav'd when possess'd of thee I am; My life, my only heaven thou art: o might I feel thee in my heart.

Hymn 50. P. M. To give repentance to Israel. Acts v. 31. 1 AVIOUR, Prince of Israel's race,

See me from thy lofty throne: Give the sweet relenting grace,

Sosten this obdurate stone, Stone to fesh, O God, convert,

Cast a look, and break my heart. 2 By thy Spirit, Lord, reprove,

All mine innost sips reveal: Sins against thy light and love,

Let me see and let me feel; Sins that crucified my God, Spilt again tby Precious blood

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