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3 And well I kpow thy tender love,

Thou never canst unfaithful prove;
And well I know thou stand'st by me,

Pleased from myself to set me free 4. Still will I watch and labour still

To banish every thought of ill;
Till thou in thy good time appear,

And sav'st me from the fowler's snare. 5 Already springing hope I feel,

God will destroy the power of hell :
God, from a land of wars and pain

Leads me, where peace and safety reign. 6 One only care my soul shall kaow,

Father, all thy commands to do;
And feel (what endless age shall prove,)
That thou, my Lord, my God, art love.

Hymn 95. L. M,
And I will take away the stony heart, and rcilt

give you a heart of flesh. Ezek. xxxvi. 26. 10 FOR a glance of heavenly day,

To take this stubborn heart away; And thaw with beams of love divine

This heart, this frozen heart of mine! 2 The rocks can rend; the carth can quake:

The seas can roar; the mountains shake; or feeling all things show some sign,

But this unfeeling heart of mine. 3 To hear the sorrows thou hast felt,

O Lord, an adamant would melt;
But I can read each moving line,
And nothing moves this heart of mine,

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Sanctification of Believers, &c. 87 4 Thy judgments too, unmoved I hear,

(Amazing thought!) which devils fear,
Goodness and wrath in vain combine,

To stir this stupid heart of mine.
5 But something yet can do the deed;

And that blest something much I need,
'Thy Spirit cap from dross refine,
And melt and change this heart of mine.

ON THE SANCTIFICATION OF BE: LIEVERS, AND GOSPEL PERFEC

TION.
For this is the will of God cven your sanctift-

cation. i Thess. iv. 3.
Be ye therefore perfect. Matt. v. 48.
Hymn 96. P. M.

Isaiah xxxy.
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CEAVENLY Father, Sovereign Lord!

Ever faithful to thy word!
Humbly we our seal set to,
Testify that thou art true,
Lo! for us the wilds are glad,
All in cheerful green array'd;
Op'ning sweets they all disclose,

Bud and blossom as the rose. 2 Ye that tremble at his frown,

He shall list your hands cast down;
Christ, who all your weakness sees,
He shall prop your feeble knees.

Ye of fearful hearts, be strong,
Jesus will not tarry long;
Fear not lest his truth should fail,

Jesus is unchangeable.
3 God, your God, shall surely come,

Quell your foes, and seal their doom;
He shall come, and save you too:
We, O Lord, have found thee trae!
Blind we were, but now we see:
Deaf; we bearken now to thee:
Dumb;

for thee our tongues employ: Lame; and lo! we leap for joy 4 Faint we were, and parcb'd with drought

Water at thy word gush'd out:
Streams of grace our tbirst refresh,
Starling froun the wilderness:
Still we gasp thy grace to know!
Here for ever let it flow :
Make the thirsty land a pool,

Fix the Spirit in our soul.
5 Where the ancient dragons-lay,

Open for thyself a way;
There let holy tempers rise,
All the fruits of paradise ;
Lead us in the way of peace,
In the path of righteousness;
Never by the sinner trod,

Till he feels the cleansing bloods 6 Jesus, mighty to redeem,

Let onr lot be cast with them;
Far from earth our souls remove,
Ransom’d by thy dying lore:

Leave us not below to mourn,
Fain we would to thee return,
Crown'd with righteousness, arise

Far above these nether skies.
7 Come, and all our sorrows chase,

Wipe the tears from every face!
Gladness let us now obtain,
Partners of thy endless reign.,
Death, the latest foe, destroy;
Sorrow then shall yield to joy ;
Gloomy grief shall flee away,
Swallow'd up in endless day.

Hymn 97. P. M.
Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace

is poured into thy lips. Psalm xlv. 2. 1

JESUS, source of calm repose,

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Fairest among ten thousand fair!
E'en those whom death's sad fetters bound,
Whom thickest darkness compass round,

Fiud light and life if thon appear. 2 Renew thine image, Lord, in me, Lowly and gentle may I be;

No charms but these to thee are dear:
No anger may'st thou ever find,
No pride in my unruffled mind,

But faith and heaven-born peace be there
3 A patient, a victorious mind,
That, life and all things cast behind,
Springs forth obedient to thy call:

1 JER

A heart that po desire can move,
But still t'adore, believe, and love,
Give me, my Lord, my life, my all.
Hymn 98.

P. M.
Let this mind he in you, which was also in

Christ Jesus. Phil. ii. 5.

PART FIRST.
CESUS, shall I never be

Firmly grounded upon thee?
Never by thy work abide,

Never in thy wounds reside? 3 O how wav'ring is my mind!

Toss'd abcut with every wind!
O how quickly doth my heart

From the living God derart! 3 Jesus, let my pature feel,

Thou art God unchangeable;
JAH JEHOVAH, GREAT I AM!

Speak unto my soul thy name. 4 Grant that every moment, I

May believe and feel thee nigh;
Steadfastly behold thy face,

'Stablish'd with abiding grace. 5 Plant, and root, and fix in me,

All the mind that was in thee;
Settled peace I then shall find;

Jesu's is a quiet mind.
6 Anger I no more sball feel,

Always even, always still:
Meekly on my God reclin'd;
Jesu's is a gentle mind.

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