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- 5 Thine image, Lord, bestow,
Thy presence and thy love;
And reign with thee above. 6 Teach me to live by faith,
Conform my will to thine;
And then in glory shine.
344. C. M. Newton.
The Effort. APPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seat, There humbly fall before his feet,
For none can perish there. 2 Thy promise is my only plea,
With this I venture nigh;
And such, O Lord, am I.
That, shelter'd near thy side,
And tell him, Jesus died.'
To bear the cross and shame,
Might plead his gracious name. 5 Poor tempest-tossed soul, be still,
My promis'd grace receive;'
I can, I do believe.
345. 7's. Newton.
2 Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
None can ever ask too much. 3 With my burden I begin,
Lord, remove this load of sin;
Set my conscience free from guilt. 4 Lord, I come to thee for rest,
Take possession of my breast;
And without a rival reign. 5 While I am a pilgrim here,
Let thy love my spirit cheer;
Lead me to my journey's end. 6 Show me what I have to do,
Every hour my strength renew;
346. L. M. Altered. The presence of Christ makes worship sweet.
COW sweet to leave the world a while,
Dear Saviour, on thy people smile,
And come, according to thy word. 2 From busy scenes we now retreat,
That we may here converse with thee;
Let this the gate of heaven be.
Bestow thy animating grace;
347. C. M. Medley. O Lord, revive thy work. Hab. iii. 2. And hear thy children's cry;
ear, In mercy for our help appear,
Nor let our comforts die. 2 In this sad, dark, and gloomy day,
O keep our faith alive; Remove our loads of guilt away;
• And all thy work revive.' 3 Revive thy work within us all,
In holy peace and love; And let ihy Spirit on us fall,
In blessings from above.
Refresh'd, and made to thrive;
Who dost thy work revive.
348. L. M. Altered. For a church in a low condition. Psalm li.
ATHER of mercies! from thy throne
On us thy church, in deep distress,
And all our numerous woes redress. 2 We call to mind the happier days
Of life and love, of prayer and praise ;
To joys, resembling heaven on earth. 3 But now the ways of Zion Tourn,
Her gates neglected and forlorn;
And we are languid, cold, and dead. 4 Near to each other, and to thee,
Father! we ask henceforth to be ;-
349. L. M.
Extend the conquests of thy sword ;
And bid each idol hence depart.
To make our drooping graces thrive ;-
These feeble, wandering sheep of thine,
E’en now, thy gracious work revive. 4 Revive thy work, triumphant King!
Attune our lips thy praise to sing,
350. L. M. W. & B.
Perplext, distrest, to thee we cry,
And seek the guidance of thine eye. 2 With longing eyes, behold, we wait,
In suppliant crowds, at mercy's gate,
Nor let us seek thy face in vain. 3 O Lord, in ways of peace return,
Nor let thy flock neglected mourn;
351.“ L. M. Hart.
In faith, and hope, and love sincere,
Pray, till these graces all increase,
And still be found in fervent prayer.
For only while they pray they live;
shall all those wants relieve. 3 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak,
Though thought be broken-language lame; Pray if you can, or cannot, speak,
But pray with faith in Jesus' name. 4 Depend on him—you cannot fail :
Make all your wants and wishes known
352. C. M.
Who loves to answer prayer. 2 The interceding spirit give,
The power of faith impart;
Renew and claim my heart.
To thee I now resign;
'I would be wholly thine.
353. C. M. W. & B.
Our cheerful hope relies.