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3 The' indubitable witness
Of thy own Deity,

Thou giv'st my soul its fitness
Thy glorious face to see:
Thy comforts, gifts, and graces,
My largest thoughts transcend,
And challenge endless praises,
When faith in sight shall end.

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The signature of divine love.

WHEN shall I hear the inward voice,

Which only faithful souls can hear?
Pardon, and peace, and heavenly joys,
Attend the promised Comforter:
O come, and righteousness divine,
And Christ, and all with Christ, are mine.

20 that the Comforter would come,
Nor visit as a transient guest;
But fix in me his constant home,
And keep possession of my breast;
And make my soul his loved abode,
The temple of indwelling God.

3 Come, Holy Ghost, my heart inspire;
Attest that I am born again;
Come, and baptize me now with fire,
Nor let thy former gifts be vain:
I cannot rest in sins forgiven;
Where is the earnest of my heaven?

4 Where the indubitable seal,

That ascertains the kingdom mine?
The powerful stamp I long to feel,-
The signature of love divine;
O shed it in my heart abroad,
Fulness of love, of heaven, of God!

SANCTIFICATION.

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The hope of our high calling.

HAT is our calling's glorious hope,
But inward holiness?

For this to Jesus I look up;

I calmly wait for this.

2 I wait till he shall touch me clean,Shall life and power impart;

Give me the faith that casts out sin,
And purifies the heart.

3 This is the dear redeeming grace,
For every sinner free;
Surely it shall on me take place,
The chief of sinners,-me.

4 From all iniquity, from all,
He shall my soul redeem;
In Jesus I believe, and shall
Believe myself to him.

5 When Jesus makes my heart his home,
My sin shall all depart ;-
And, lo! he saith, I quickly come,
To fill and rule thy heart.

6 Be it according to thy word;
Redeem me from all sin;

My heart would now receive thee, Lord; Come in, my Lord, come in!

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The will of God.

HE wills that I should holy be:

That holiness I long to feel;

That full divine conformity

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To all my Saviour's righteous will.

2 See, Lord, the travail of thy soul
Accomplish'd in the change of mine;
And plunge me, every whit made whole,
In all the depths of love divine.
3 On thee, O God, my soul is stay'd,
And waits to prove thine utmost will;
The promise by thy mercy made,

Thou canst, thou wilt, in me fulfil. 4 No more I stagger at thy power,

Or doubt thy truth, which cannot move: Hasten the long-expected hour,

And bless me with thy perfect love.

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Thy will be done.

THIS is thy will, I know,

That I should holy be;

Should let my sins this moment go,
This moment turn to thee.

20 might I now embrace

Thine all-sufficient power,

And never more to sin give place,
And never grieve thee more.

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The good pleasure of his will.
KNOW that my Redeemer lives,
And ever prays for me:

A token of his love he gives,―
A pledge of liberty.

2 I find him lifting up my head;
He brings salvation near;
His presence makes me free indeed,
And he will soon appear.

3 He wills that I should holy be!
What can withstand his will?
The counsel of his grace in me
He surely shall fulfil.

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4 Jesus, I hang upon thy word;
I steadfastly believe

Thou wilt return, and claim me, Lord,
And to thyself receive.

5 When God is mine, and I am his,

Of paradise possess'd,

I taste unutterable bliss,

And everlasting rest.

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The believer's rest.

LORD, I believe a rest remains
To all thy people known;

A rest where pure enjoyment reigns,
And thou art loved alone:

2 A rest where all our soul's desire
Is fix'd on things above;

Where fear, and sin, and grief expire,
Cast out by perfect love.

3 0 that I now the rest might know,
Believe, and enter in :

Now, Saviour, now the power bestow,
And let me cease from sin.

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4 Remove this hardness from my heart;
This unbelief remove:

To me the rest of faith impart,-
The Sabbath of thy love.

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He saves his people from their sins.
AVIOUR from sin, I wait to prove
That Jesus is thy healing name,
To lose, when perfected in love,
Whate'er I have, or can, or am:
I stay me on thy faithful word,-
The servant shall be as his Lord.

2 Didst thou not in the flesh appear,
Sin to condemn, and man to save
That perfect love might cast out fear?
That I thy mind in me might have?
In holiness show forth thy praise,
And serve thee all my happy days?
3 Didst thou not die that I might live
No longer to myself, but thee?
Might body, soul, and spirit give
To Him who gave himself for me?
Come then, my Master and my God,
Now take the purchase of thy blood.

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He is faithful that hath promised.

JESUS

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ESUS, the sinner's rest thou art,
From guilt, and fear, and pain;
While thou art absent from the heart
We look for rest in vain.

20 when wilt thou my Saviour be?
O when shall I be clean?
The true eternal Sabbath see,-
A perfect rest from sin?

3 The consolations of thy word
My soul have long upheld;
The faithful promise of the Lord
Shall surely be fulfill'd.

4 I look to my incarnate God
Till he his work begin;

And wait till his redeeming blood
Shall cleanse me from all sin.

50 that I now the voice might hear
That speaks my sins forgiven;
Thy word is pass'd to give me here
The inward pledge of heaven.

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