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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. Men ought always to pray and not to faint.
Luke xviii. 1.
TOME, ye foll'wers of the Lord,
In Jesu's service 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; Never more our daty leave,
While Satan cries, “ be stil! :" Stavd we in the ancient way,
And here with God oorselves acquaint;
Pray we, every moment pray,
And never, never fạipt. 3 Be it weariness and paiu,
To stothful 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 complaintz Pray we, every moment pray,
Aud never, never faipt. 4 Let us patiently endure,
Apd 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.
And perfected in love,
Descending from above;
Beyond what angel-minds can paiot,
Hymn 270. L. M.
shall hear thee. Job xxii. 27. PRA
RAYER is appointed to convey
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 pot fail ;
Make all thy wants and wishes known's Fear not, bis 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. 1
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;
COME, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire ;
Unlock the truth, thyself the keys
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 hiinself, we then shall know,
If thou within us sbine;
Hymn 272. "C. M.
We live, and move, and breathe;
And cheer thy sons bengath.
(We search with treinbling awe!) Open our eyes, and let us see
The wouders of thy 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.
Hymn 273. L. M. But holy inen of God spake as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost. 2 Pet. i. 21.. 1
Insho wrote from thee the sacred page,
To us and our degenerate age.. 2 While now thine oracles we read,
With earnest prayer and strong desire, O let the Spirit from thee proceed,
Our souls t' awaken and inspire. 3 Whene'er in error's path we rove,
The living God through sin forsake;
Convince and bring the waud'rers back, 4 The sacred lessons of thy grace,
Transmitted through thy word, repeat;
Hymn 274. L. M.
And breatbe the life into our heart :.
And guide us by the light of grace. 7. Deep wounded by the Spirit's sword,
And then by Gilead's balm restorid;