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5. Sin in me, the Inbred Foe,
A while subfifts in Chains, 1
And say its Last Remains ;
Thou shalt quench it with Thy Blood, Fill me with a Purer Fire,
And change me into God.
1. 'IS of Thy Mercies, LORD,
That I am not consum d,
To endless Torments doom'da
In vain was Tophet moy'd
To meet me from beneath,
I 'scape the Second Death:
Within its Mouth I was,
And there I lay asleep,
My Soul it could not sleep:
Thy Mercies found out me,
To me they first did stoop,
Thy tender Mercies never fail,
5, Thy dear Preserving Grace
Each Moment I receive,
And without Sin to live :
He that loseth his Life for my Sake
fhall find it.
This Moment let it be,
Life for Thee!
2. Now, Jesu, let Thy powerful Death
Into my Being come,
The Man of Sin consume.
3. Whate’er I have, or Can, or Am,
I now would fain refign,
O God, to purchase Thine.
Poison my Pleasant Food,
5. My Old Affections mortify,
Nail to the Cross my Will, Daily, and hourly bid me die,
Or altogether kill. 6. Passion, and Appetite destroy,
Tear, tear this Pride away, And all my Boast, and idle Joy,
And all my Nature flay. 7. Jesu, my Life, appear within,
And bruise the Serpent's Head, Enter my Soul, extirpate Sin,
Calt out the Carsed Seed.
And end this inward Strife,
And Death makes Way for Life.
Would I not die this Hour?
Slay, raise me by Thy Power.
With Thy Dead Men asile,
Soon as this Nature dies.
11. Q det it now. make Haste to die,
The Mortal Wound receive, So shall I live ; and yet not I,
But'CHRIST in 'me fhall live.
12. Be it according to Thy Word,
This Moment let it be,
I find again in Thee.
Watch in all Things.
Esu, my Saviour, Brother, Friend,
my eyery Care, On whom for all Things I depend,
Inspire, and then accept my Prayer. 2. If I have tasted of Thy Grace,
The Grace that sure Salvation brings, If with me now Thy Spirit stays,
And hovering hides me in His Wings. 3. Still let Him with my Weakness stay,
Nor for a Moment's Space depart,
Heart. 4. When to the Left or Right I ftray,
His Voice behind me may I hear, “ Return, and walk in CHRIST thy Way,
Fly back to CHRIST, for Sin is near.
5. His Sacred Unction from above
Be still my Comforter, and Guide, Till all the Story He remove, 1
And in my Loving Heart reside. 6. Jesu, I fain would walk in Theeg From Nature's every
retreat, Thou art my Way ; my Leader be, And set
the Rock my Feet.
7. Uphold me, Saviour, or I fall,
O reach me out Thy gracious Hand, Only on Thee for Help I call,
Only by Faith in Thee I ftand.
8. Pierce, fill me with an humble Fear,
My utter Helplesness reveal; Satan, and Sin are always near,
Thee may I always nearer feel.
O that to Thee my constant Mind, Might with an eyen Flame aspire! Pride in its earliest Motions find,
And mark the Risings of Desire,
10. O that my tender Soul might fly
The firft abhor'd Approach of Ill,
11. Till Thou anew my Soul create,
Still may I strive, and watch, and pray, Humbly, and confidently wait,
And long to see Thy Perfect Day.
12. My whole Regard till may I place
On the faint Ray of opening Light, (The fure Prophetick Word of Grace
That glimmers thro' my Nature's Night. 13. Here let my Soul's "sure Anchor be,
Here let me fix my wishful Eyes, And wait till I exult to see
The Day-Star in my Heart arise. 14. My LORD, Thou wilt not long delay,
This Inward Calm proclaims Thee near, Sorrow, and Doubt are fled away,
My LORD shall in my Heart appear. 15. Jesu, my Saviour, Brother, Friend,
As I believe, so let it be ;