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& Had I a throne above the rest,
Where angels and archar.gels dwell;
One link of all his former chain. 5 But oh! no foe invades the bliss, When glory crowns
L. M. 422. When shall I come and appear before God?
Psalm xlii. 1, 2, 5. " As pants the hart for cooling springs,
So longs my soul, O King of kings, Thy face in near approach to see,
So thirsts, great Source of Life, for Thee. 2 With ardent zeal, with strong desires,
To Thee, to Thee my soul aspires;
When meet the presence of my God? 3 God of my strength, attend my cry,
Say why, my great Preserver, why
And bend beneath a weight of wo?
And whence the woes that fill my breast?
On God thy steadfast hope repose.
My sure defence, my constant aid;
P. M. 423.
Breathing after Holiness. 1 OVE divine, all love excelling, Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown;
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Enter every trembling heart!
Ioto every troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit,
Let us find thy promis'd rest:
Alpha and Omega be,
Set our hearts at liberty. 3 Come! almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy life receive!
Never more thy temples leave!
Serve thec as thy hosts above;
Glory in thy precious love.
Pure, unspotted may we be;
Perfectly restor'd by thee!
Till in heaven we take our place,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise ! 424.
load of sin were gone, O that could at last submit,
At Jesus' feet to lay it down!
To lay my soul at Jesus' feet!
Saviour, 'if mine indeed thou art,
And stamp thine image on my heart,
And fully set my spirit free;
Till I am wholly lost in thee.
Thy light and easy burden prove,,
The labour of thy dying love.
My heart from every sin release;
And fill me with thy perfeet peace.
Nor let thy chariot wheels delay;
my poor heart, appear; My God, my Saviour, come away!
P. M. 1 425.
Aspirations of the Soul after Goch M'Lord! in whose
presence I live,
With ardent devotion aspire;
From fear of adversity free.
Because 'tis assigni'd' me by thee. % Transported I see thee display
Thy riches and glory divine;
Thy will is the treasure I seek,
For thou art as faithful as strong: There let me, obedient and meek,
Repose myself all the day long, 3 My spirit and faculties fail;
o finish what grace has begun! Destroy what is sinful and frail,
And Jwell in the soul thou hast won! Dear theme of my wonder and praise,
I cry, who is worthy as Thou! I can only be silent and gaze;
'Tis all that is left to me now. 4 Oh glory, in which I am lost,
Too deep for the plummet of thought!
I'm swallow'd, I siuk into naught.
I chant to the praise of my King;
(335.). L. M. 426. Prayer for spiritual mindedness, · My God! permit
God! permit me not to be
A stranger to myself and thee;
Forgetful of my highest love. ? Why should my passions mix with earth,
And thus debase my heav'nly birth?
And let my God, my Father, go?
Thy gracious word can draw me thence.
And all inferior joys resign. 4 Be earth, with all her cares, withdrawn; Let noise and vanity be gone;,
In secret silence of the mind,
(336.) L. M.
Retirement and meditation, RETURN, my roving heart,
return; And chase these shadowy forms no more; Scek out some solitude to mourn,
And thy forsaken God implore. 2 Wisdom and pleasure dwell at home;
Retir'd and silent seek them there: This is the way to overcome,
The way to break the tempter's snare. 3 And thou, my God, whose piercing eye
Distinct surveys each deep recess, In these abstracted hours draw nigh,
And with thy presence fill the place. Through all the mazes of my heart,
My search let heav'nly wisdom guide; And still its radiant beams impart,
Till all be search'd and purified. 5 Then with the visits of thy love
Vouchsafe my inmost soul to cheer; l'ill ev'ry grace shall join to prove,
That God hath fix'd his dwelling there. 428. The blessedness of God's children.
(318.) S. M.
O may I call thee mine!
A portion so divine.
And bid my sorrows fly:
Beneath my Father's eye?