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Going into a Place of DANGER.

H! but muft I, LORD, return " O

Into the dreadful Fight, Bear what is not to be born

Again drag'd out to Light ! I a weak, and helpless Worm

Only shall Thy Cause betray, Perish in Temptation's Storm,

A Final Castaway.
2. Didft Thou only bid me leap

Into a burning Fire,
Cast me down the threatning Steep,

Or now my Soul require,
Gladly would I now comply,

Plunge into the Depths beneath, Rush into the Flames, and die

To 'scape the Second Death.

3. O Almighty God of Love,

Thy Holy Arm display,
Send"me Succour from above

In this my Evil Day ;
Arm my Weakness with Thy Power ;

Woman's Seed appear within :
Be my Safeguard, and my Tower

Against the Face of Sin.

4. Could I of Thy Strength take hold,

And always feel Thee near, Stedfastly, divinely bold

My Soul wou'd scorn to fear. Nothing should my Firmness shock:

Though the Gates of Hell affail, Were I built upon the Rock,

They never could prevail.

5. Rock

5. Rock of my Salvation, hafte,

Extend Thy ample Shade,
Let it over me be caft,
And kreen

my

naked Head : Save me from the Trying Hour, Thou

my

sure Protection be, Shelter me from Satan's Power,

Till I am fixt on Thee.

6. Set upon Thyself my Feet,

And make me surely stand,
From Temptation's "Rage and Heat

Cover me with Thy Hand:
Let me in the Clift be placed,

Never from my Fence remove, In Thy Arms of Love embrac'd,

Of Everlasting Love.

1.

For One convinced of Inordinate

Affection.

O E is me! that wretched Man W°E

More than my God I prize! Well I know them void and vain,

Yet pant for Earthly Joys : Downward still my Wishes move, Though fairer than Earth's Sons Thou art: Touch me, Jesus, with Thy Love,

And yindicate my Heart.

2. Happiness is not in Me,

Though every Creature cry,
Still the Airy Form I fee,

Wheree'r I turn mine Eye;
After Shadows ftill I rove,
Nor I with

my
Idols

part :
Touch me, Jesus, &c.

can

3. Burning

3. Burning with unhallowa Fires,

Thou see'it, my tortur'd Breaft
Pines away with low Desires,

Stranger to Joy and Reft :
How shall I this Death remove,
How tear away th' inrooted Dart ?

Touch me, Jesus, &c.

4. Poison now o'erflows my Cup,

Fills me with thrilling Pain, Drinks my Blood, and Spirits up,

And throbs in every Vein ; Yet I fear Thy Grace to prove, I dread for Thee with All to part:

Touch me, Jesus, &c.
5. God arise, Thou jealous God,

And all 'Thy Foes subdue,
Claim the Purchase of Thy Blood,

Create my Soul anew ;
Let it now no longer rove,
Now let me taste how Good Thou art;

Touch me, JESUS, &c.

6. Saviour, purify my Soul,

As Thoa my God art pure,
Make my wounded Spirit whole,
And all

my

Sickness cure ; From Thee never let me move, Thou

my

sufficient Portion art : Touch me, JESUS, &c.

7. From all Filthiness of Fleshi

And Spirit make me clean, Stamp Thy Image, Lord, afresh;

And purge me from All Sin : Thee my God, my All I prove, Ah! never more from me depart; Fill, O Jesu, with Thy Love

My vindicated Heart.

1.

Dying SAMPSON.
WHER
Here is my Strength, my Faith, my

GOD,
My Confidence of Boasting now!
Born down by Sin's revolving Load,

Beneath its Iron Yoke I bow,
Again Indignantly I groan ;
My Strength, my Faith, my God is gone.

2. Departed is the Lord from me,

Weak as another Man I am,
Spoil'd of my Power and Liberty

I bear my Punishment and Shame ;
The World their feeble Foe despise,
Their God hath put out both mine Eyes.
3. Into their Hands by Sin betray'd,

(The Sin I cherish'd in my Breast) Low in the deepest Dungeon laid,

Fetter'd in Brass, by Guilt oppreft ;
A Slave to Satan I remain,
And bite, but cannot burst my Chain.

4. Now to their Idoi's Temple brought,

A Sport I am to Fiends and Men, They fet my Helplesness at nought,

They triumph in my Toil and Pain : Th? Uncircumcis'd lift up their Voice, And Dagon's Worshippers rejoice.

5: Remember me, O LORD, my God,

If ever I could call Thee Mine ;
Though now I perish in my Blood,

And all my Hopes of Heaven refign,
Yet listen to my latest Call,
Nor suffer me Alone to fall,

6. O cast not out my Dying Prayer,

Strengthen me with. Thy Spirit’s Might
This only once : I pray Thee, hear,

Avenge me for my Loss of Sight,
Avenge it on mine Enemies,
For they have put out both mine Eyes.

7. Blind as I am, with both my

Hands
The Pillars let me feel, and fieze
On which the House of Dagon stands,

The Pillars of Self-Righteousness.
'Tis done : with all my might I bow :

Help me, O God, and help me now!

8. Now let the pondrous Ruin fall,

And crush the World, and Satan's Head,
O let it now o'erwhelm us All :
Since I must fink

among

the Dead; Since I can neither fight nor fly, Let me with the Philiftines die !

1.

After a Relapse into Sin.
Esu, wherewith shall I draw near,

What shall I for Acceptance bring, .
How in my Judge's Sight appear

A Rebel 'gainst my God and King ! Loudly my Sins for Vengeance cry, And Justice wills that I thould die.

2. Summond to answer at Thy Bar,

I come, but Guilty, Guilty plead!
Did I not all Thy Judgments dare?

On all Thy tender Mercies tread?
Death's Sentence justly I receive,
I am not worthy, LORD, to live,

3. Then

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