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3 Had I Gabriel's heav'nly tongue,

He Tou'd ever be my long;
Object of my present bliss,
Subject of my future praise.
4 Ravish'd I'm beyond degree,

While I view him on the tree ;
AH his wounds and bruises are

To my soul exceeding fair. 5 Other lovers I despise ;

Mine is gone beyond the skies :
Earthly things are far too mean
To divert me from the Lamb.

6 How, my LORD, shall I set forth,

All thy dignity and worth!
Human words cannot express

Half thy love, or half thy praise. 7 From thy fulness me supply

Of thy grace to testify,
Let my fellow-creatures prove

What is tafted in thy love. 8 Soul and body, sink with shame,

While I thee, my Saviaur, name;
Soul and body, LORD, set free
In the gospel-liberty.

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HYMN 113




Love divine, how sweet thou art !
When shall we find our longing heart

All taken up by thee?
O! may we pant and thirst to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,

The love of CHRIST fo free.
2 God only knows the love of God,
O that it now were shed abroad

In each poor longing heart!
For love I'd figh, for love I'd pine,
This only portion, LORD, be mine,

Be mine this better part, 3

O that we cou'd for ever fit
With Mary, at the Master's feet,

Be this our happy choice!
Our only care, delight, and bliss,
Our joy, our heav'n on earth be this,

To hear the Bridegroom's voice. 4 Thy only love may we require, Nothing on earth beneath desire,

Nothing in heav'n above:
Let earth and all its trifles go,
Give us, O LORD! thy love to know,

Give us thy precious love.

HY MN 114

1 John iv. 16. LATTER PAR T.

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ove divine, all love excelling,

Joy of heav'n, to earth come down !
Fix in us thine humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown:
Jesus ! thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love thou art ;
Visit us with thy falvation,

Enter ev'ry longing heart !
2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit,

Into ev'ry troubled breast !
Let us all in thee inherit.
Let us find thy promis'd reft :
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be,
End of faith, as its beginning,

Set our hearts at liberty.
3 Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us all thy life receive !
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave!
Thee we wou'd be always blessing,
Serve thee as thine hosts above ;
Pray, and praise thee without ceasing:
Glory in thy precious love.

4 Finish then thy new creation,

Pure, unspotted may we be ;
Let us see thy great falvation,
Perfectly restor’d by thee !
Chang'd from glory into glory,
Till in heay'n we take our place ;.
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder love and praise.





D EAR Refuge of my weary soul,

On thee when sorrows rise,
On thee, whenwaves of trouble roll,

My fainting hope relies. 2 While hope revives, tho’press’d with fears,

And I can say my God,
Beneath thy feet I spread my cares,

And pour my woes abroad. 3 To thee I tell each rising grief,

For thou alone canst heal;
Thy word can bring a sweet relief,

For ev'ry pain I feel. 4 But O! when gloomy doubts prevail,

I fear to call thee mine;
The springs of comfort seem to fail,

And all my hopes decline.

N 116. 115 5 Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee,

Thou art my only truft?
And still my foul wou'd cleave to thee,

. Tho' proftrate in the dust.
6 Haft thou not bid me seek thy face?

And shall I seek in vain ?
And can the ear of lov’reign grace

Be deaf when I complain ?
7 No, still the ear of fov'reign grace

Attends the mourner's prayer ;
O may I ever find access

To breathe my sorrows there.

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8 Thy mercy-fear is open stil;

Here let my soul retreat,
With-humble hope attend thy wit,

And wait beneath thy feet.

H Y M N 116.


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UIDE me, O thou great JEHOVAH,

Pilgrim, through this barren land; I am weak, but thou art mighty,

Hold me with thy pow'rful hand : Bread, of heav'n, Bread of heav'n, Feed me till I want no more.

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