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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 withdraw,
No Help in Them is found,
I listen for the Sound
And bid the Sea be ftill.
Ah! my LORD, if Thou art neary
And keep Thee out no more :
To consume the Man of Sin, Take Possession of my Breast,
Come in, my LORD, come in.
HRIST, my Hidden Life appear,
Soul of my 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,
Thy comfortable Voice,
Or where Earthquakes rock the Place;
The Whisper of Thy Grace.
And Hurry I withdraw,
I wait with humble Awe.
Dare not in Thy Presence move ;
For me to Death wast sold ;
Of bleeding Love unfold ;
Let me die with Thee to reign,
So I may Thee regain.
$. 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,
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. Will hearken what my LORD,
Shall say concerning me. Haft Thou not 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 ftrove? Obftinately disbeliev'd,
And trampled on Thy Love? I have sinn'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. O 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.
5. Lo! I take Thee at Thy Word,
My Foolishness I mourn,
However late I turn;
Listen to Thy speaking Blood,
On my Atoning God. 6. Freely am I juftified,
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. Go
OD of Daniel, hear my Prayer,
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 see
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, Hear my. lamentable Cry,
O God of Daniel, hear. 3. Thee I serve, my Lord, my God,
In me Thy Power display, Save me, save me, and defraud
The Lion of his Prey ; Angel of the Covenant,
Jesus mighty to retrieve, Let Him to my Help be sent:
In Jesus I believe..
44 Save me for Thine own great Name, ,
That all the World may know, Daniel's God is still the same,
And reigns fupreme below: Him let All Mankind adore;
Spread His glorious Name abroad, Tremble All, and bow before
The Great, the Living God.. 5. Absolute, Unchangeable
O'er all His Works He reigns, His Dominion cannot fail,
But undifturb'd remains : His Dominion standeth faft,
Is, when Time no more shall be, Still shall His Dominion laft
Thro' All Eternity.
6. He delivers by His Love,
He rescues Souls from Death, Signs He works in Heaven above,
And Signs in Earth beneath ; Daniel he doth every Hour
From the Lion's Paw retrieve, I am sav'd from Satan's Power,
And lo! by Grace I live.