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And makes our souls his care;
He loves to hear our feeble praise,

And listens to our prayer. 4 Lord Jesus! grant that we

May know thy saving grace;
On earth thy humble followers be,

In heaven behold thy face.

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T ET us chant melodious hymns,

Loud as those of cherubims;
Join with heart and tongue to bless

Christ our strength and righteousness. 2 All our praise to thee belongs,

Theme of our sublimest songs;
Object of our choicest love,

Thee we laud with hosts above. 3 Thee we hail with joint acclaim,

Shout the glories of thy name;
Ever may we feel thee thus,

Dear Immanuel, God with us!
4 Prince of peace, thy people see,

All our thanks we aim at thee;
Deign our tribute to receive,
Praise is all we have to give.

412

C. M.
(JESUSI Jesus! dearest Lord,

Forgive us, if we say
For very love, thy sacred name

A thousand times a day.

2 We love thee 80, we know not how

Our transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire

Within our very soul.
3 For thou to us art all in all,

Our honour and our wealth; Our heart's desire, our body's strength,

Our soul's eternal health.
4 Burn, burn, O love, within our heart

Burn fiercely night and day,
Till all the dross of earthly love

Is burned and burned away.

413

C. M.
JESUS! the very thought of thee

With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see,

And in thy presence rest.
2 Jesus! may all thy saving name,

Thy wondrous love adore,
And seeking thee, themselves inflame

To seek thee more and more.
3 Jesus! who dost all hearts below

With life and light inspire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,

All that we can desire.
4 Jesus! our only joy be thou,

As thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus! be thou our glory now,

And through eternity.

414

C. M. D.
WE love thee, Lord, because when we

W Had err'd and gone astray,
Thou didst recall our wandering souls

Into the homeward way: .
When helpless, hopeless, we were lost -

In sin and sorrow's night,
Thou didst send forth a guiding ray

Of thy benignant light.
2 Because when we forsook thy ways,

Nor kept thy holy will,
Thou wert not an avenging Judge,

But a gracious Father still:
Because we have forgot thee, Lord, :

But thou hast not forgot;
Because we have forsaken thee,'

But thou forsakest not.
3 Because, O Lord, thou lovedst us

With everlasting love:
Because thou gavest thy Son to die,

That we might live above:
Because, when we were heirs of wrath,

Thou gavest us hopes of heaven:
We love, because we much have sinned,

And much have been forgiven.
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GLORY, glory everlasting,
U Be to him who bore the cross, .
Who redeemed our souls by tasting
Death, the death deserved by us:

Spread his glory,
Who redeemed his people thus.

2 His is love, 'tis love unbounded,

Without measure, without end; & Human thought is here confounded,

'Tis too vast to comprehend; , Praise the Saviour!

Magnify the sinner's friend!
3 While we hear the wondrous story

Of the Saviour's cross and shame,
Sing we “Everlasting glory
Be to God and to the Lamb;"

Saints and angels
Give ye glory to his name.

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W HEN this passing world is done,

W Wben has sunk yon glaring sun,
When we stand with Christ in glory
Looking o'er life's finished story,
Then, Lord, shall we fully know,

Not till then, how much we owe.
2. When we stand before thy throne,

Dressed in beauty not our own,
When we see thee as thou art,
Love thee with unsinning heart,
Then, Lord, shall we fully know,
Not till then, how much we owe. '
3 Even on earth, as through a glass

Darkly, let thy glory pass:
Make forgiveness feel so sweet,
Make thy Spirit's help so meet,
Even on earth, Lord, make us know
Something of how much we owe.

CHRISTIAN CHARACTER, DESIRES,

· AND FELLOWSHIP.

417 . L. M.

RLEST are the men whose mercies move
D To acts of kindness and of love; r
From Christ, the Lord, shall they obtain

Like sympathy and love again. 2 Blest are the pure, whose bearts are

clean, Who never tread the ways of sin; With endless pleasure they shall see

A God of spotless purity. 3 Blest are the men of peaceful life,

Who quench the coals of growing strife; They shall be called the heirs of bliss,

The sons of God—the God of peace. 4 Blest are the faithful, who partake, Of pain and shame for Jesus sake; is Their souls shall triumph in the Lord, Eternal life is their reward.

418 S. M.
HAD we the gift of tongues,

11. Great God, without thy grace, Our loudest words, our loftiest songs,

Would be but sounding brass. 2 Though thou should’st give us skill

Each mystery to explain; Without a heart to do thy will,

Our knowledge would be vain.

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