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3 Be patient, then, my soul, and rest,
Be sure the Saviour's time is best,

And cannot be too late:
Rejoice in hope, the day will come,
When Jesus will convey thee home ;

Till then in patience wait.
THE INFLUENCES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

140. C.M.-" Thou hast wrought all our works in us." Isa. xxvi. 12. 1 FATHER, to thee my soul I lift;

My soul on thee depends,
Convinc'd that every perfect gift

From thee alone descends.
2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,
And
power

and wisdom too; Without the Spirit of thy Son

We nothing good can do.
3 We cannot speak one useful word,

One holy thought conceive;
Unless, in answer to our Lord,

Thyself the blessing give. 4 Thou all our works in us hast wrought,

Our good is all divine :
The praise of every virtuous thought,

And righteous word is thine.
5 From thee, through Jesus, we receive

The power on thee to call;
In whom we are, and move, and live;
Our God is all in all.

142.

S.M.-The Holy Spirit implored. 1 COME, Holy Spirit, come,

Let thy bright beams arise,
Dispel the darkness from our minds,

And open all our eyes.

2 Convince us of our sin,

Then lead to Jesu's blood;
And to our wondering view reveal

The secret love of God.
3 Revive our drooping faith,

Our doubts and fears remove,
And kindle in our breasts the flame

Of never-dying love.
4 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life in every part,

And new create the whole.
5 Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;

Our minds from bondage free:
Then we shall know, and praise, and love,

The Father, Son, and Thee.

143.
L.M.- For the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
1 COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove,

With light and comfort from above;
Be thou our guardian, thou our guide,

O'er every thought and step preside.
2 The light of truth to us display,

And make us know and choose thy way :
Plant holy fear in every heart,

That we from God may not depart.
3 Lead us to holiness, - the road

That we must take to dwell with God:
Lead us to Christ, the living way,

Nor let us from his precepts stray ; -
4 Lead us to God, our final rest,

In his enjoyment to be blest ;
Lead us to heaven, the seat of bliss,
Where pleasure in perfection is.

145.
C.M.-Human frailty and divine aid.
1 WEAK and irresolute is man :

The purpose of to-day,
Woven with pains into his plan,

To-morrow rends away.
2 Life's voyage is of awful length,

Through dangers little known;
A stranger to superior strength,

Man vainly trusts his own.
3 But oars alone can ne'er prevail

To reach the distant coast;
The breath of heaven must swell the sail,
Or all the toil is lost.

146. L.M.- For the gift of the Holy Spirit. 1 POWER from on high, O God, impart,

Power in thy gospel to believe,
Power to surrender our whole heart,

Power all thy mercy to receive.
2 Convinc'd and humbled in the dust

Beneath the burden of our guilt,
We own thy law's dread sentence just,

But plead the blood of pardon spilt. 3 Thy Spirit witness with that blood,

Ånd Christ our Saviour glorify, While we as children born of God, With rapture, “ Abba! Father!" cry.

147. L.M— The Spirit accompanying the word of God. 1 O SPIRIT of the living God !

In all thy plenitude of grace, Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word ; Give power

and unction from above, Whene'er the joyful sound is heard. 3 Be darkness at thy coming light,

Confusion order in thy path ;
Souls without strength inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 4 O Spirit of the Lord! prepare

All the round earth, her God to meet ; Breathe thou abroad like morning air

Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh

The triumphs of the cross record :
The name of Jesus glorify,
Till
every

kindred call him Lord. 6 God from eternity hath will’d,

All flesh shall his salvation see;
So be the Father's love fulfill'd.
The Saviour's sufferings crown'd thro' Thee.

148.
C. M.The Spirit creating all things new.
1 SPIRIT of power and might, behold

A world by sin destroy'd :
Creator, Spirit, as of old,

Move on the formless void.
2 Give thou the word :—that healing sound

Shall quell the deadly strife,
And earth again, like Eden crown'd,

Produce the tree of life.
3 If sang the morning stars for joy,

When nature rose to view,
What strains will angel harps employ,

When thou shalt all renew ?

THE BLESSINGS AND INVITATIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 4 And if the sons of God rejoice

To hear a Saviour's name,
How will the ransom'd raise their voice,

To whom that Saviour came?

5 Lo! every kindred, tongue, and tribe,

Assembling round the throne, Thy new creation shall ascribe

To sovereign love alone.

THE BLESSINGS AND INVITATIONS OF THE GOSPEL. EXHORTATIONS AND WARNINGS. THE VANITY OF THE WORLD. TIME AND ETERNITY.

153.

C.M.- The Saviour's invitation. John vii. 37.

1 THE Saviour calls—let every ear

Attend the heavenly sound;
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear, ,

Hope smiles reviving round.

2 For every thirsty, longing heart,

Here streams of bounty flow:
And life, and health, and bliss impart,

To banish mortal woe.
3 Ye sinners, come, 'tis mercy's voice,

The gracious call obey;
Mercy invites to heavenly joys,

And can you yet delay?
4 Dear Saviour, draw reluctant hearts;

To thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss thy love imparts,

And drink and never die.

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