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With a tender awe inspire,
That I never more may rove:

The saint spark of good desire
Blow into a flame of love.

CoMMon. 93.

SINCE Jesus loves to hear his praise
Arise from infant tongues,
Let us not waste our youthful days
In vain and foolish songs.

2 Too soon we ne'er can serve the Lord, Nor love his name too dear;

Nor prize too much his precious word,
Nor learn too soon his fear.

3 To us, O Lord, thy grace impart,
And every song shall be

The tribute of a faithful heart,
A song of praise to thee.

ON PRAYER.

CoMMON. 94. TAYLOR,

WHEN daily I kneel down to pray,
As I am taught to do,
God does not care for what I say,
Unless I feel it too.

2 Yet foolish thoughts my heart beguile; And when I pray or sing,

I'm often thinking all the while
About some other thing.

3 O let me never, never dare
To act a trifler's part,

Or think that God will hear a prayer
That comes not from the heart.

4 But if I make his ways my choice, As holy children do,

Then, while I seek him with my voice, My heart will love him too.

Long 95. WESLEY.

LMIGHTY God, to thee I cry, Assist a child's infirmity: Nor let me with my lips draw nigh, While my heart wanders far from thee

2 Ah! never let me speak a word
But what with all my soul I mean;

Or lie to thee, thou glorious Lord,
By whom my every thought is seen.

3 With what submissive lowliness
Should I approach thy glorious throne !

How can I hope by words to please,
To please a God I have not known?

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And Jesus teaches me to pray,
And Jesus teaches me to live.

COMMON. 96. TAYLOR.

LORD, teach a sinful child to pray,
And then accept my prayer:
Thou canst hear all the words I say,
For thou art everywhere.

2 Teach me to do the thing that’s right, And when I sin, forgive;

And make it still my chief delight
To serve thee while I live.

3 Whatever trouble I am in,
To thee for help I’ll call;

But keep me more than all from sin,
For that’s the worst of all.

4 And may I seek until I find,
What none are good without, -

That humble, meek, and lowly mind,
Which Jesus preach'd about.

Six LINEs EIGHTs. 97. WESLEy.

JESUS. thou sovereign Lord of all,
The same through one eternal day,
Attend thy feeblest followers' call,
And O instruct us how to pray!
Pour out the supplicating grace,
And stir us up to seek thy face |

2 We cannot think a gracious thought,
We cannot feel a good desire,
Till thou, who call’dst a world from naught
The power into our hearts inspire;
And then we in thy Spirit groan,
And then we give thee back thy own.

3 Come in thy pieading Spirit down
To us, who for thy coming stay;
Of all thy gifts we ask but one,
We ask the constant power to pray;
Indulge us, Lord, in this request,
Thou canst not then deny the rest:

COMMON. 98. BARTON.
The Lord's Prayer.

ATHER of all, who dwell'st above,
Thy name be hallow'd here;
As in those realms of peace and love,
Where saints that name revere.

2 Thy kingdom come, thy will, alone,
Be done by man below;

As spirits round thy glorious throne
Their pure obedience show.

3 Give us this day our daily bread;
Not merely outward food,

But that whereon the soul is fed,
The source of heavenly good.

4 Forgive our trespasses, as we In pard'ning love abide ;

Since none forgiveness gain from thee Who pardon have denied.

b And lead us from temptation far, From evil, Lord! restore;

For thine the power, the kingdom are, The glory evermore.

SHORT. 99. MonTGOMERY The same.

OUR heavenly Father, hear
The prayer we offer now;
Thy name be hallow'd far and near,
To thee all nations bow ;
Thy kingdom come; thy will
On earth be done in love,
As saints and seraphim fulfil
Thy perfect law above.

2 Our daily bread supply,
While by thy word we live;
The guilt of our iniquity
Forgive, as we forgive ;
From dark temptation's power,
From Satan's wiles defend;
Deliver in the evil hour, -
And guide us to the end

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