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- 5 Thine image, Lord, bestow,

Thy presence and thy love;
I ask to serve thee here below,

And reign with thee above. 6 Teach me to live by faith,

Conform my will to thine;
Let me victorious be in death,

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;
Thou callest burden'd souls to thee,

And such, O Lord, am I.
3 Be thou my shield and hiding-place;

That, shelter'd near thy side,
I may my fierce accuser face,

And tell him, Jesus died.'
4 O wondrous love! to bleed and die,

To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,

Might plead his gracious name. 5 Poor tempest-tossed soul, be still,

My promis'd grace receive;'
'Tis Jesus speaks—I must, I will,

I can, I do believe.

345. 7's. Newton.
Ask what I shall give thee. 1 Kings iij. 5.

, ;
Jesus loves to answer prayer ;
He himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee

nay.

2 Thou art coming to a King,

Large petitions with thee bring;
For his grace and power are such,

None can ever ask too much. 3 With my burden I begin,

Lord, remove this load of sin;
Let thy blood for sinners spilt,

Set my conscience free from guilt. 4 Lord, I come to thee for rest,

Take possession of my breast;
There thy blood-bought right maintain,

And without a rival reign. 5 While I am a pilgrim here,

Let thy love my spirit cheer;
As my guide, my guard, my friend,

Lead me to my journey's end. 6 Show me what I have to do,

Every hour my strength renew;
Let me live the life of faith,
Let me die thy people's death.

346. L. M. Altered. The presence of Christ makes worship sweet.

COW sweet to leave the world a while,

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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;
Saviour, behold us at thy feet-

Let this the gate of heaven be.
3 Chief of ten thousand,' now appear;

Bestow thy animating grace;
Give every soul thy voice to hear,
And with thy presence fill the place.

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.
4 Then shall we flourish like the vine,

Refresh'd, and made to thrive;
And all the glory shall be thine,

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 ;
When holy services gave birth

To joys, resembling heaven on earth. 3 But now the ways of Zion Tourn,

Her gates neglected and forlorn;
Our joy and liveliness are fled,

And we are languid, cold, and dead. 4 Near to each other, and to thee,

Father! we ask henceforth to be ;-
O, pour thy Spirit from on high,
And all our numerous wants supply.

349. L. M.
O Lord, revive thy work. Hab. iii. 2.

Extend the conquests of thy sword ;
Erect thy throne in every heart,

And bid each idol hence depart.
2 Spirit divine! thy grace diffuse ;
Thy influence shed like heavenly dews,

To make our drooping graces thrive ;-
O gracious Lord! thy work revive.
3 Attract with cords of love divine,

These feeble, wandering sheep of thine,
On thy rich pastures make them thrive;

E’en now, thy gracious work revive. 4 Revive thy work, triumphant King!

Attune our lips thy praise to sing,
Our dying spark of love inflame,
And claim all glory to thy name.

350. L. M. W. & B.
Seeking direction in the choice of a Pastor.
VATHER of mercies, bend thine ear,

;

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,
Our drooping hearts, O God, sustain,

Nor let us seek thy face in vain. 3 O Lord, in ways of peace return,

Nor let thy flock neglected mourn;
May our blest eyes a pastor see,
Dear to ourselves and dear to thee.

351.“ L. M. Hart.
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thess. v. 17.
PR
RAY! says the word, “and never cease,'

In faith, and hope, and love sincere,

Pray, till these graces all increase,

And still be found in fervent prayer.
2 Long as they live should Christians pray,

For only while they pray they live;
Their wants shall teach them what to say,
And
prayer

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
Fear not-his merits must prevail ;
Ask what you will, it shall be done.

352. C. M.
Prayer, and Dedication to Christ.
OW to the throne of grace I'll go
N To pour my sorrows there ;
And tell the Saviour all my woe,

Who loves to answer prayer. 2 The interceding spirit give,

The power of faith impart;
Speak, Lord, and bid me rise and live,

Renew and claim my heart.
3 Saviour, I feel the conquering power,

To thee I now resign;
I yield my heart,—and from this hour,

'I would be wholly thine.

353. C. M. W. & B.
A destitute Church seeking to God.
To
thee, o God, when creatures fail

,
Thy flock deserted flies;
And on th' eternal Shepherd's care

Our cheerful hope relies.

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