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6. Hide me, dearest Saviour, hide
Let me never leave Thy Side ;
Oh! 'tis Hell from Thee to part,
Press me closer to Thy Heart.

7. When Thy Love is my Defence, Sin shall never pluck me thence, When


Heart with Love runs o'er, Sin shall never enter more.

8. Only Love can end the Strife,
Give me Love, and take my Life ;
Do not, LORD, my Suit deny,
Give me Love, and let me die.


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Looking unto JESUS.
To Thee I feebly pray,

Heal me of my Grief and Pain,
O take


From this Bondage, LORD, release,
No longer let me be opprest :
JESUS, Mafter, seal my Peace,

And take me to Thy Breast.

2. Hast Thou not invited All Who

groan beneath their Sin? Weary I obey Thy Call,

And come to be made clean: Give my burthen'd Conscience ease, O grant me now the promis’d Reft:

Jesus, Mafter, &c.

3. Wilt Thou cast a Sinner out

Who humbly comes to Thee? No, my God, I cannot doubt, Thy Mercy is for Me:



Let me then obtain the Grace, And be of Paradise pofleft:

JESUS, Mafter, &c.

4. Full of Pain and Sin am I,

I ever bear my Shame,
Waiting till my Lord pass by,

And call me by my Name :
Surely now my Pain He sees,
And I İhall quickly be releas'd:

JESUS, Mafter, &c.

5. Worldly Good I do not want,

Be that to Others given,
Only for Thy Love I pant,

My All in Earth and Heaven ;
This the Crown I fain would seize,
The Good wherewith I would be blett.

JESUS, Master, &c.

6. This Delight I fain would prove,

And then resign my Breath,
Join the Happy Few, whose Love

Was mightier than Death.
Let it not my LORD displease,
That I would die to be Thy Guest :
JESUS, Master, seal my Peace,

And take me to Thy Breaft.

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He Children to the Birth are come,

But Oh! they have not Might
To burst the Barriers of the Womb,

And fruggle into Light. 2. My feeble Soul gives o'er the Strife,

Juit as it sees the Skies, Fails in the very Gate of Life,

Sinks back again, and dies.

3. I saw the Port of Jesu's Break,

But while I entred in,
A Whirlwind swept me from my Reit,

And plung'd me into Sin.

What shall I do, or whither turn ?

Despairing of Relief,
I only can my Ruin mourn

With unavailing Grief.

5. Ah woe is me! to Evil fold,

And fallen back from Grace! I never, never shall behold

The dear Redeemer's Face.

6. Better, that I had, never felt

My Saviour's Blood applied ; Less aggravated were my Guilt,

Had I in Egypt died.

7. Better that I had never known

The Way of Righteousness,
Than to break off the Course begun,

And leave th' unfinish'd Race.

8. Ah! wherefore did I ever take,

If I must quit the Field;
Must shamefully at last turn baek,

And caft away my Shield ?

9. But shall I throw on God the Blame?

Or daringly complain Because I moft unfaithful am,

And make His Mercies vain ?

10. No, LORD, Thy Truth and Grace I clear ;

For Years Thy Spirit ftrove, Faithful to me Thy Mercies were,

And infinite Thy Love.

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11. Far be it from my wretched Heart

To charge my Death on Thee, To save me now Thou ready art,

If fay'd I Now would be. 12: Whether or no my Heart of Stone

Will yield to be renewed, Sufficient is Thy Grace I own,

I justify my God.

13. This Record do I leave behind,

Whether I stand or fall,
Sinners, Ye All his Grace may find,

His Grace is free for All.

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Hat shall I do to 'scape the Hell

That burns me up within ! Satan, and all his Hosts I feel

In this Indwelling Sin. 2. It mocks my Strength, prevents my Flight,

Still intimately nigh, Impoffible it is to fight,

Impoffible to fly.
3. One only Refuge there remains,

But That I cannot find,
So fast these grievous, fleshly Chains,

My flothful Spirit bind.
4. Monster of Sin! How can it be

That I should still delay! JESUS I know would set me free,

Would I to JESUS pray. 5.

He bids me ask, and I shall have :

I know it; and forbear ; Assur'd He would the Sinner fave, In answer to my Prayer.

6. He pities now my sad Estate,

And gladly would relieve, But Oh! I cannot

Till He the Blessing give.

will not


7. He waits that He may gracious be,

To All His Bowels move ; Fury, O God, is not in Thee,

But all Thy Heart is Love.

8. Then help me to receive Thy Word,

Help me on Thee to call,
Have Patience with me, dearest LORD,

And I will pay Thee all.

9. On me for Good this Token shew,

Pronounce the Ephphatha,
And let my Heart in Prayer oreflow,

And let me always pray.
10. A Time to Thee I will not set,

Nor charge Thee with Delay;
Do with me, LORD, as seems Thee meet,

But let me always pray.
11. Thou art not sack touching Thy Word,

Content I am to stay,
To wait the Leisure of my LORD,

But let me always pray.
12. Though in my Flesh I feel the Thorn

No more will I complain,
Let me but in Thy Bosom mourn,
And tell Thee all



13. Come Joy, or Grief, come Life, or Death,

For this I cake no Care,
But when I render up my Breath,
Let my last Breath be Prayer,


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