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What avails the Creature's Strifes
When Thou, and only Thou Haft the Words of Endless Life!
(0 could I hear them now!) Mighty Thou in Word and Deed,
Thou my only Teacher be, Thou, by Thy anointing, lead
A Soul that seeks to Thee..
4. I from Outward Things withdràw,
No Help in Them is found,
I listen for the Sound
And bid the Sea be ftill.
5. Ah! my Lord, if Thou art neary
And knockelt at the Door, Let me now.my Prophet hèar,
And keep Thee out no more : Be reveald Thou Heavenly Guest
To consume the Man of Sin, Take Possession of my Breaft,
Come in, my LORD, come in.
Soul of my
HRIST, my Hidden Life appear,
inmost Soul, Light of Life, the Mourner chear,
And make the Sinner whole. Now in me Thyself display,
Surely Thou in All Things art, I from All Things turn away
To seek Thee in my Heart.
2. Open, Lord, my inward Ear,
And bid my Heart rejoice, Bid my quiet Spirit hear
Thy comfortable Voice, Never in the Whirlwind found,
Or where Earthquakes rock the Place; Still, and silent is the Sound,
The Whisper of Thy Grace.
And Hurry I withdraw,
I wait with humble Awe.
Dare not in Thy Presence move ;
The Secret of Thy Love.
For me to Deathi wait fold ;
Of bleeding Love unfold; Teach the Leilon of Thy Cross,
Let me die with Thee to reign, All Things let me count but Loss
So I may Thee regain.
5. Shew me, as my Soul can bear
The Depth of Inbred Sin,
The Pride that lurks within
Bring into Captivity
That would not itoop to Thee.
My Soul to Thee convert, Thou canst make me understand,
Though I am flow of Heart.
Thine, in whom I live and move,
Thine the Work, the Praise is Thine, Thou art Wisdom, Power, and Love,
A All Thou art is Mine.
1. TWILL hearken. what my LORD,
Shall say concerning me. Haft Thou nof a gracious Word
For One that waits on Thee ? Speak it to my Soul, that I
May in Thee have Peace and Power, Never from my Saviour fly,
And never grieve Thee more. 2. How have I Thy Spirit griev'd,
Since first with me He Atrove ? Obstinately disbeliev'd,
And trampled on Thy Love? I have finn'd against the Light,
I have broke from. Thy Embrace, No, I would not, when I might,
Be freely fav'd by. Grace.
3. After all that I have done
To drive Thee from my Heart, Still Thou wilt not leave Thine own,
Thou wilt not yet depart, Wilt not give the Sinner o'er :
Ready art Thou now to save, Bidst me come, as heretofore,
That I Thy Life may have. 4.0 Thou meek, and gentle Lamb,
Fury is not in Thee, Thou continueft the fame,
And still Thy Grace is free ;
Still Thy Arms are open wide
Wretched Sinners to receive, Thou hast once for Sinners died,
That All may turn, and live..
My Foolishness I mourn,
However late I turn;
Listen to Thy speaking Blood,
On my Atoning God. 6. Freely am I justified,
And till my Heart is pure, In Thy Wounds will I abide,
From Hell, and Şin secure : What of Sin in me remains,
I believe Thou wilt remove, Thoroughly wash out all my Stains,
And perfect me in Love.
DANIEL in the Den of Lions.
OD of Daniel, hear my Prayer, "GOI
And let Thy Power be seen,
Me safe out of his Den :
Earth, and Hell, and Nature join,
This helpless Soul of mine.. 2. No Way to escape I fee
The sure-approaching Death, Vain are all my Hopes to flee
Out of the Lion's Teeth ;
In the Mire of Sin I lie,
In the Dungeon of Despair,
O God of Daniel, hear.
3. Thee I serve, my Lord, my GoDay,
In me Thy Power difplay,
The Lion of his Prey ;
JESUS mighty to retrieve,
In Jesus I believe..
4. Save me for Thine own great Name :
That all the World may know,
And reigns supreme below:
Spread His glorious Name abroad,
The Great, the Living God.
5. Absolute, Unchangeable
O'er all His Works He reigns,
But undifturb'd remains :
Is, when Time no more shall be,
Thro' All Eternity.
6. He delivers by His Love,
He rescues Souls from Death,
And Signs in Earth beneath;
From the Lion's Paw retrieve,
And lo! by Grace I live.