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“ COME BOLDLY UNTO THE THRONE OF GRACE.”
PRAYER was appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give : Long as they live should Christians pray ;
For only while they pray, they live.
The Christian's heart his prayer indites;
He speaks as prompted from within : The Spirit his petition writes ;
And Christ receives and gives it in.
And wilt thou in dead silence lie,
When Christ stands waiting for thy prayer ? My soul, thou hast a friend on high ;
Arise, and try thine interest there.
If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress;
If cares distract, or fears dismay ;
'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak ;
Though thought be broken, language lame,Pray: if thou canst, or canst not, speak :
But pray with faith in Jesu's name.
Depend on Him; thou canst not fail :
Make all thy wants and wishes known : Fear not; His merits must prevail :
Ask what thou wilt, it shall be done.
• WHO BY SEARCHING CAN FIND OUT GOD ?"
SHALL foolish, weak, short-sighted man
Beyond archangels go,
Or to perfection know?
Above the creature's sight,
The glorious Infinite.
Jehovah's everlasting days,
They cannot number'd be ;
Of thine immensity;
In vain we strive to sound,
Omnipotence a bound.
The brightness of thy glories leaves
Description far below; Nor man's, nor angel's heart conceives
How deep thy mercies flow :
And dazzles all above;
The treasures of thy love!
"I WILL NOT LET THEE GO, EXCEPT THOU BLESS
COME, O Thou traveller unknown,
Whom still 1 hold, but cannot see !
And I am left alone with Thee;
I need not tell Thee who I am ;
My misery or sin declare ;
Look on Thy hands and read it there :
In vain Thou strugglest to get free,
I never will unloose my hold :
The secret of thy love unfold :