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For the Outpouring of the Holy Spirih
2 Clothed with the Spirit of holiness,

May all thy people prove
The plenitude of gospel grace,

The joy of perfect love.
3 Jesus, let all who love thee shine

Illustrious as the sun;
And, bright with borrow'd rays divine,

Their glorious circuit run:
4 Beyond the reach of mortals spread

Their light where'er they go :
And heavenly influences shed

On all the world below.
6 As giants, may they run their race;

Exulting in thy might;
As burning luminaries chase

The gloom of hellish night;
6 As the bright Sun of Righteousness,

Their liealing wings display;
And let their lustre still increase

Unto the perfect day. C. WESLEY.

HYMN 291. L.M.
For the universal Outpouring of the

Holy Spirit.
On all the earth thy Spirit shower,

The earth in righteousness renew :
Thy kingdom come, and hell's o'erpower,

And to thy sceptre all subdue.
2 Like mighty winds or torrents fierce,

Let it opposers all o'errun; And every law of sin reverse,

That faith and love may make all one. 3 Yea, let thy Spirit, in every place,

Its richer energy declare;
With lovely tempers, fruits of grace,

The kingdom of thy Christ prepare.

53. The Power of the Gospel.

4 Grant this, O holy God, and true!

The ancient seers thou didst inspire;
To us perform the promise due;
Descend, and crown us now with fire.

C. WESLEY.

PART V. RELIGIOUS ORDINANCES. i

SECTION I.

THE SCRIPTURES.

Hyun 292. L.M.

The Power of the Gospel.
GOD, in the gospel of his Son
Makes his unbounded goodness known:
'Tis here the richest mercy shines,

And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
2 Here sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name,
Written in characters of blood,

Severely just, immensely good.
3 Here Jesus, in ten thousand ways,

His soul-attracting charms displays;
Recounts his poverty and pains,

And tells his love in melting strains. 4 Wisdom its dictates here imparts,

To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
Its influence makes the sinner live;

It bids the drooping saint revive. 3 Our raging passions it controls,

And comfort yields to contrite souls;
It brings a better world in view,
And guides us all our journey through.

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6 May this blest volume ever lie

Close to my heart, and near my eye;
Till life's last hour my soul engage,
Be this my chosen heritage. BEDDOME.

HYMN 293. 6-8's. The Divine Oracles rendered effectual by the

Spirit.
INSPIRER of the ancient seers,

Who wrote from thee the sacred page,
The same through all succeeding years;

To us and our degenerate age,
The Spirit of thy word impart,

And breathe the life into our heart. 2 Whene'er thy oracles we read,

With earnest prayer and strong desire;
Oh, let thy Spirit from thee proceed,

Our souls to awaken and inspire:
Our weakness help, our darkness chase,

And guide us by the light of grace. 8 Whene'er in error's paths we rove,

The living God through sin forsake, Our conscience by thy word reprove,

Convince and bring the wanderers back; Deep wounded by thy Spirit's sword,

And then by Gilead's Balm restored. 4 The sacred lessons of thy grace,

Transmitted through thy word, repeat; And train us up in all thy ways,

To make us in thy will complete Fulfil thy love's redeeming plan,

And bring us to a perfect man. 6 Furnish'd out of thy treasury,

Oh, may we always ready stand, To help the souls redeem'd by thee,

In what their various states demands To teach, convince, correct, reprove, And build them up in holiest love.

C. WESLEY.

The Achievements of the Gospel.

HYMN 294. 6-8's.

Searching the Scriptures.
WAEN quiet in my house I sit,

Thy Book be my companion still;
My joy thy sayings to repeat,

Talk o'er the records of thy will;
And search the oracles divine,

Till every heart-felt word be mine.
2 Oh, may the gracious words divine,

Subject of all my converse be;
So will the Lord his follower join,

And walk and talk himself with me:
So shall my heart his presence prove,

And burn with everlasting love. 3 Oft as I lay me down to rest,

Oh, may the reconciling word
Sweetly compose my weary breast;

While on the bosom of my Lord,
I sink in blissful dreams away,

And visions of eternal day.
4 Rising to sing my Saviour's praise,

Thee may I publish all day long;
And let the precious word of grace

Flow from my heart and fill my tongue:
Fill all my life with purest love,
And join me to the church above.

C. WESLEY. as w HYMN 295. L.M.

The Achievements of the Gospel.
This is the word of truth and love,
Sent to the nations from above :
JEHOVAH here resolves to show
What his almighty grace can do.
2 This remedy did wisdom find,

To heal diseases of the mind :
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruin'd creature, man.

The Saviour made known, gc.

3 The gospel bids the dead revive:

Sinners, obey the voice and live:
Dry bones are raised and clothed afresh.
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.
Where Satan reign'd in shades of night,
The gospel strikes a heavenly light;
Our lusts its wondrous power controls,
And calms the rage of angry souls.

6 Lions, and beasts of savage name,

Put on the nature of the Lamb;
While the wide world esteem it strange,
Gaze, and admire, and hate the change.
6 May but his grace my soul renew,

Let sinners gaze and hate me too;
The word that saves me does engage
A sure defence from all their rage.

c. WESLEY. Hymn 296. C.M. The Saviour made known only by Divine

Revelation.
In vain we search with anxious eye,

Through all the orbs of light,
For Christ, the day-star from on high,

To beam upon our sight. "
2 In vain we scan earth's ample round,

Or to its depths repair;
The Saviour's name, wherever found,

Is not imprinted there.
3 Nor more, when we inquire, is known,

From Greek or Roman sage;
His name and story shine alone

In Revelation's page.
"Tis there we see, as in a glass,

The glory of the Lord,
Till, as reflected face to face,

His image is restored.

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