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2 Yet foolish thoughts my heart beguile ;
And when I pray or sing,
About some other thing.
To act a trifler's part,
That comes not from the heart.
As holy children do,
My heart will love him too.
WESLEY. ALMIGHTY God, to thee I cry,
Assist a child's infirmity:
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 Gud I have not known? 4 I know not what to do or say
Till thy bless'd Spirit I receive,
And Jesus teaches me to pray,
And Jesus teaches me to live.
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 rigtin,
And when I sin, forgive;
To serve thee while I live. 3 Whatever trouble I am in,
To thee for help I'll call;
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.
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,
The power into our hearts inspire ;
To us, who for thy coming stay;
We ask the constant power to pray;
BARTON. The Lord's Prayer. FATHER
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.
Bc done by man below;
Their pure obedience show.
Not merely outward food,
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. 5 And lead us from temptation far,
From ev:1, Lord ! restore ; For thine the power, the kingdom are,
The glory evermore.
The prayer we offer now;
To thee all nations bow;
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 !
3 Thine, then, for ever be
Glory and power divine ;
Of heaven and earth are thine.
By thy beloved Son,
All for his sake be done.
DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, AND HELL COMMON.
WATTS. THEE we adore, Eternal Name !
And humbly own to thee, How feeble is our mortal frame,
What dying worms we be ! 2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still,
As days and months increase ; And every beating pulse we tell,
Leaves but the number less. 3 The year rolls round, and steals away
The breath that first it gave; Whate'er we do, where'er we be,
We're travelling to the grave. 4 Infinite joy, or endless wo,
Attends on every breath ;
Upon the brink of death!