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Conduct us safe, conduct us far,
Mariners. HOLY Ghost dispel our sadness,
Pierce the clouds of nature's night; Come, thou source of joy and gladness,
Breathe thy life, and spread thy light. Hear, O hear, our supplication,
Loving Spirit, God of peace, Rest upon this congregation,
Great distributor of grace. Come, thou best of all donations
God can give or we implore ;
Having thy sweet consolations,
We can ask or wish no more. Author of our new creation,
Bid us all thy influence prove; Make our souls thy habitation,
Shed abroad the Saviour's love. 250
Let thy bright beams arise ;
The darkness from our eyes.
Then lead to Jesus' blood;
The secret love of God.
Our doubts and fears remove;
Of never dying love.
To illuminate the soul,
And new create the whole.
Our minds from bondage free;
The Father, Son, and Thee.
sanassinarmanni's Ferdingbridge. I COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell,
By faith and love, in every breast; Then shall we know, and taste and feel,
The joys that cannot be expressid. Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,
Make our enlarged souls possess,
Of thine unmeasurable grace.
More than our thougbts or wishes know,
By all the church, thro' Christ his Son. 252
wwwgongaran Horsley. O BLESS thy servant, dearest Lord, While he shall preach thy gracious word, May he declare delightful things, Touching the glorious King of kings. O grant him bright celestial views, While he proclaims the joyful news, With holy zeal his soul inflame Wbile he exalts the bleeding Lamb. Give him strong faith, and glowing love, And shower down blessings from above, May we all hear the Saviour's voisins And all believe, and all rejoici,
NA Non Mariners. HOLY Ghost inspire our praise's,
Touch our hearts, and tune our tongues ; Laud we now thy name, O Jesus,
Heaven shall echo with our songs. Every state, howe'er distressing,
Shall be profit in the end, Every ordinance a blessing,
Every providence a friend. Blessed Lord, be thou our teacher,
Helper, counsellor, and guide; Speak, in mercy, through the preacher,
And the hearing ear provide. Vain are learning, parts, änd merit,
Vain the native powers of man ; Jesus, send thy Holy Spirit,
To display the gospel plan. 254 ana
Oxford. COME, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
Let us thine influence prove,
Fountain of life and love:
The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unseal the sacred book,
Attend it with thy presence, Lord,
And bid it come with power. Open the hearts of all that hear,
To make the Saviour room ; Now let us find redemption near;
Let faith by hearing come. 255
Winwick. O JESUS our Lord,
Thy pame be ador'd, ; For all the rich blessings conveyed thro' thy
In spirit we trace,
Thy wonders of grace, And cheerfully join in a concert of praise.
The Ancient of days
His glory displays, And shines on his chosen with cherishing rays.
The trumpet of God,
Is sounding abroad, The language is mercy, salvation thro'blood.
Thrice happy are they
Who hear and obey, And share in the blessings of this gospel day.
The people who know,
The Saviour below, With cheerful affection, to worship him go.
This blessing be mine,
Thro' favour divine,