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And thy sinful inclinations :);"!,,

Often fill thee with dismay;
Thou shalt conquer,

Thro' the Lamb's redeeming blood. ' 3 Tho' ten thousand ills beset thee

From without, and from within ;

JESUS saith, he'll ne'er forget thee, '; ... 2. But will save from hell and sin;

He is faithful , ,

To perform his gracious word.
4 Tho' distresses now attend thee,
.' And thou tread'st the thorny road;
His right hand shall still defend thee,

Soon he'll bring thee home to God;
Therefore praise him, :.. . ..

Praise the great Redeemer's name. 5 O that:I could now adore him,

Like the heavenly host above,
Who for ever bow before him,

And unceasing sing his love!.
Happy songsters!
When shall I your chorus join?

DR. FAWCETT. 318 (2dP.) 8. 8. 6. Chatham 59. West

bury Leigh 278. Sorrowing self-conversè attended with bope. .: ] W HY are our hearts so full of grief?

" What, cannot Jesus give relief is

And ease our troubled mind ? '
To this the contrite all can say, .
Had we but now an heart to pray, .

We soon should comfort find.“
2 But oft, alas! we cannot pray,
We can but just look up, and say,

Quicken our stupid heart;
Make us what thou wouldst have us be,
We would not live so far from thee,

From thee no riore depart.'

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3 The Lord he hears when thus we moan, Weighs and considers every groan,

And knows our very sigh;. - For reasons best he seems to stay, He won't forsake, he may delay, ..

It is our faith to try.
4 Then let us wait to feel his love,
And hope to meet our Lord above,

Beyond the reach of fear;; ...,,AL:
O may his smiles attend our days,
And all our future lives he praise, Pike

Until safe landed there!
318 (3d P.) S. M. Broderip's 252. Eagle

..: Street New 55...!!

sis. The Wonder.. ,
COD look'd from heav'n, and saw

U Mankind all sunk in sin, cins
Filthy, abominable, vile,

A UNIVERSE unclean!.. www .redde
2 Amazing patience which is ..

Surveys a world of foes, '
Yet plunges not a world like this :

In an abyss of woes! . ...? 3 But wonder more, my soul,

If I. of Adam's race, ;.
Am snatch'd from the consuming fire,

And say'd by sov'reign grace! !:
319 C. M. Brighton 208. Grove House 143.

• The Request.' 1 FATHER! whate'er of earthly bliss . £ Thy sovereign will denies, . Accepted at thy throne of grace,

Let this petition rise:
2 Give ine a calm, a thankful heart, ! .

From every murmur free ; ?
The blessings of thy grace impart, : .'

And make me live to thee :

3 Let the sweet hope that thou art mine' '

My life and death attend ; word : Thy presence thro' my journey shine,

And crown my journey's 'end. 320 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Salem 139.

Watchfulness and Prayer, Matt. xxvi. 41.
A LAS! what hourly dangers rise !

1 What snares beset my way!
To heaven O let me lift my eyes,

And hourly watch and pray. 2 How oft my mournful thoughts complain,

And melt in flowing tears! :: My weak resistance, ah ! how vain ;

How strong my foes and fears !
3 O gracious God! in whom I live,

My feeble efforts aid;
Help me to watch,* and pray, and strive,

Tho' trembling and afraid. ,
4 Increase my faith, increase my hope,

When foes and fears prevail; .
And bear my fainting spirit up,

Or soon my strength will fail.
5 Whene’er temptátions fright my heart,

Or lure my feet aside,
My God! thy powerful aid impart, .

Mỹ guardian and my guide.
6 O keep me in thy heavenly way,
i. And bid the tempter flee;
And let me never, never stray

From happiness and theę. STEELE. 321 L. M. , Kingsbridge 88. Rippon's 188.

Prayer answered by Crosses.
1 T ASK'D the LORD that I might grow

In faith, and love, and every grace; .. · Might more of his salvation know, And seek, more earnestly, his facei

# See also Hymn 235.

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2 'Twas he who taught me thus to pray,

And he, I trust, has answer'd prayer;
But it has been in such a way ! ::

As almost drove me to despair.
3 I hop'd that in some favour'd hour .

At once he'd answer my request, ,;
And by his love's constraining power ":

Subdue my sins, and give me rest." 4. Instead of this, he made me feel

The hidden evils of my heart, ... !

And let the angry powers of hell • Assault my soul in every part. ... 5 Yea, more, with his own hand he seem'd

Intent to aggravate my woe; .. - Cross'd all the fair designs I schem'd

Blasted my gourds, and laid me low. A . 6 Lord! why is this ? I trembling cry’d:

Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death ? " 'Tis in this way, the Lord reply'd, :*

I answer prayer for grace and faith: 7 These inward trials I employ,

From self and pride to set thee free ;
And break thy schemes of earthly joy,
That thou may'st seek thy all in me. NEWTON.

322 (1st P.) L. M. Ulverston 179. Portugal 97.

Growing in Grace, 2 Pet. iii. 18."
1 PRAISE to thy name, eternal God!

1 For all the grace thou shed'st abroad;
For all thy influence from above,

To warm our souls with sacred love:
2 Bless'd be thy hand, which from the skies

Brought down this plant of paradise ;
And gave its heavenly beauties birth

To deck' this wilderness of earth:
3 But why does that celestial flower ":
Open and thrive and shine no more? .'

Where are its balmy odbars fled ?

And why reclines its beauteous head ? 4 Too plain, alas! the languor shows

Th' unkindly soil in which it grows ;
Where the black frost, and beating storm,

Wither and rend its tender form.
5 Unchanging Sun ! thy beams display

To drive the frost and storms away;
Make all thy potent virtues known

To cheer a plant so much thy own. .
6 And thou, bless'd Spirit! deign to blow

Fresh gales of heav'n on shrubs below;
So shall they grow, and breathe abroad
A fragrance grateful to our God,

DR, DODDRIDGE. 322 (21 P.) L. M. Pell St. 306. Bodenham 309. Growth in Grace, promised and ploaded, Hos, xiv. 4. 1 SHOW us our welcome, gracious LORD,

To all the Treasures of thy word;
And help us now in faith to trace

Thy promises of Growth In GRACE.
2 Thou, on thy people from above, .
- Wilt pour thy Spirit and his love,

Like plenteous showers and copious dews
: Which blooming life and joy diffuse,
3 Like fragrant lilies they shall grow,

Like cedars strike their roots below,
And spread their branches fair and green
-As fruitful olive trees are seen.
4 As does the dying corn revive, :.

As vines in southern aspects thrive,
So shall their graces vigorous shine,'
And breathe an incense all divine.

PAUSE. New Sabbath 122.
5 O may thy promises be mine, --

The sure performanco, LORD, is thing;

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