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3 Bring back, O Lord, their wand'ring steps, Misled by airy dreams;
And let the light of truth dispel
4 Rouse, and direct them by thy word,
That they may seek, and find the path
PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION.
C. M. MONTGOMERY.
1 PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire,
2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The upward glancing of an eye,
3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The watch-word at the gates of death;
5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,
6 In prayer, on earth the saints are one;
7 O thou, by whom we come to God,
S. M. MONTGOMERY.
The Lord's Prayer.
1 OUR heavenly Father, hear The prayer we offer now:
Thy name be hallowed far and near,
Thy kingdom come; thy will
As saints and seraphim fulfil
Thy perfect law above.
Our daily bread supply,
While by thy word we live;
From dark temptation's power
5 Thine, then, for ever be
The sceptre, throne, and majesty
L. M. BIRMINGHAM COLL.
1 FATHER, adored in worlds above!
3 Evils beset us every hour;
C. M. POPE.
The Universal Prayer.
1 FATHER of all! whose cares exten
To earth's remotest shore,
From every clime let praise ascend,
And every age adore.
2 Thou great First Cause, least understood,
3 What conscience dictates to be done,
This, teach us more than hell to shun,
4 Save us alike from foolish pride,
At aught thy wisdom hast denied,
5 Teach us to feel another's wo,
6 To thee whose temple is all space,
C. M. CAPPE'S COLL.
Prayer for Divine Aid and Guidance.
1 ETERNAL Source of light and thought!
To thee we bring our grateful vows,
2 Thy quickening energy is felt
Through nature's ample round;
In heaven, on earth, through air, and skies, Its impress, Lord! is found.
3 Our dark and erring minds illume
Kindle in these cold hearts thy love,
O grant to us thy needful aid,
my grace can make each burden light,
5 O safely guide us by that grace,
C. M. SALISBURY COLL.
Spiritual blessings implored.
1 FOUNTAIN of blessing! God of love!
2 Thine, wholly thine, we long to be,
Made and preserved, and saved by thee,
30 may we travel all the length
Till by thy wisdom and thy strength,
Encouragement to Prayer.
1 SING to the Lord, who loud proclaims
While still he owns his ancient name,
4 To thee our souls in faith arise,
1 LORD, how shall wretched sinners da Look up to thy divine abode,
Or offer their imperfect prayer
2 Bright terrors guard thine awful seat,
Thy throne is still a throne of grace.
L. M. MORAVIAN COLL.
Prayer for Protection and Guidance. 1 O THOU, to whose all-searching sight The darkness shineth as the light,
Search, prove our hearts, they pant for thee; Oh burst these bonds, and set them free! 2 If in this darksome wild we stray, Be thou our light-be thou our way; No foes, nor danger will we fear, While thou, our Saviour, God, art near. 3 When rising floods our souls o'erflow, When sink our hearts in waves of wo, Great God, thy timely aid impart,
To raise each head-and cheer each heart. 4 Oh let thy hand support us still, And lead us to thy holy hill,
Where toil, and grief, and pain shall cease, Where all is calm-and all is peace.
C. M. EXETER COLL.
1 LORD, through the dubious path of life
Our footsteps shall not slide.
2 Let others, swelled with empty pride,
Our wisdom and our strength must come