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2 Ah, Lord ! with such a heart as mine,
Unless thou hold me fast,
To save a wretch like me;
If I should turn from thee? 4 Beyond a doubt, I rest assur'd
Thou art the Christ of God; Who hast eternal life secur'd
By promise and by blood. 5 The help of men and angels join'd .
Could never reach my case; · Nor can I hope relief to find
But in thy boundless grace.
And bid my fears depart;
And satisfy my heart.
If I will also go? Yet, Lord, relying on thy word, · I humbly answer, No!
(2d P.) S.M. Broderip's 252. Whitefield 168.
Will ye also go away ? John vi. 67. 1 AND will ye go away
in From Christ, as some of old ? Who walk'd no more, the Scriptures say, s
With him and with his fold. 2 And will ye go away
From Christ, his house, his friends,
And bliss that never ends? 3 And will ye go away?
And whither will ye go ?
Will you in sin and bondage stray
To everlasting woe?
And vile apostates be?
And die on Calvary's tree?
And can this be your choice ?
And make his foes rejoice!
Tho'others thee deny,
Yet never, Lord, will I?
Thy words are all divine ;
And thou canst make them mine.]
What sin and folly worse?
To meet a frowning curse ?
('Tis not for heav'n we pray,)
NO, NEVER go away. 440 (1st P.) L. M. Paul's 246. Gould's 272. To whom shall we go but unto thee? or, Life and Safety i
in Christ alone, Jobn vi. 67-69. I THOU only sovereign of my heart,
1 My refuge, my almighty friend , And can my soul from thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend ?
A wretched wanderer from my LORD ?
3 Eternal life thy words impart,
On these my fainting spirit lives;
Than all the round of nature gives.
My dearest Lord, outweighs them all. 5 Thy name my inmost powers adore,
Thou art my life, my joy, my care ;
'Tis endless ruin, deep despair !
Here safety dwells, and peace divine ; ;. .
For life, eternal life, is thine.
No, not in a Paradise lost!
And Christ all his suff'rings it cost.
Since we shall ere long meet again ?
How can we at distance remain ?
Transported his glories shall see,
Amen! even so let it be ! 440 (3d P.) S. M. Ryland's 48. Finsbury 155.
For Fellowship Meetings.
Let each provoke his friend
And keep it to the end.
2 May we our course pursue
Of fellowship on high.
To join in worship here ;
To meet and worship there!.
May we in love abide,
And resting near thy side.
To all the saints below;
They feed, and thrive, and grow.
Thy people are our choice;
And with them will rejoice.
440 (5th P.) C.M. Hammond 226. Sprague 166.
the Saints in Glory.
V That have obtain'd the prize,
To joy celestial rise.
With those to glory gone;
In heaven and earth are one.
One church above, beneath ;
The narrow stream of death,
4 One army of the living God,
To his command we bow;
And part is crossing now.
This solemn moment fly;
And soon expect to die !
With those that went before,
On the eternal shore. ''
While here on earth we stay,
And antedate that day?
Until the signal's given;
And land us safe in heaven. 441 L. M. Green's Hundred 89. Mark's 65..
Prayer for the whole Church.
The springs of happiness arise,
And bless the mansions of the skies.
And pensioners upon thy love,
Look to thy throne with longing eyes, .
And let thy staff support the old ;
Have all their heritage in gold.
Give to the mourners heavenly day,
The withering plants from their decay.