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HYMN 349. L. M. Dresden. [b]

Return of Joy.

W And smiling day once more appears,

HEN darkness long has veiled my mind,

Then, my Redeemer, then I find
The folly of my doubts and fears.
2 I chide my unbelieving heart,
And blush that I should ever be
Thus prone to act so base a part,
Or harbour one hard thought of thee.
3 0, let me, then, at length be taught
(What I am still so slow to learn)
That God is Love, and changes not,
Nor knows the shadow of a turn.
4 Sweet truth, and easy to repeat!
But, when my faith is sharply tried,
I find myself a learner yet,-
Unskilful, weak, and apt to slide.

5 But, O my Lord, one look from thee
Subdues the disobedient will,
Drives doubt and discontent away,
And thy rebellious worm is still.
6 Thou art as ready to forgive,
As I am ready to repine;

Thou therefore all the praise receive;
Be shame and self-abhorrence mine.


HYMN 350. L. P. M. St. Helen's. [*] Fervent Vows and Petitions.

o 1

THEE will I love, my strength and tower,
Thee will I love, my joy and crown;

Thee will I love with all my power,

In all my works, and thee alone!


Thee will I love, till that pure
Fill my whole soul with chaste desire.
-2 In darkness willingly I strayed;
I sought thee, yet from thee I roved:

For wide my wandering thoughts were spread,
Thy creatures more than thee I loved;
And now, if more at length I see,

'Tis through thy light, and comes from thee.

-3 I thank thee, uncreated sun,

That thy bright beams on me have shined;
I thank thee, who hast, overthrown
My foes, and healed my wounded mind;

I thank thee, whose enlivening voice
Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice.
4 Give to my eyes refreshing tears;
Give to my heart chaste, hallowed fires;
Give to my soul, with filial fears,
The love that all heaven's host inspires;
That all my powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.

-5 Thee will I love, my joy, my crown!
Thee will I love, my Lord, my God!
Thee will I love, though all may frown,
And thorns and briers perplex my road;
Yea, when my flesh and heart decay,
Thee shall I love in endless day.


HYMN 351. L. M. Nazareth. [b or *]


A Good Conscience.

WEET peace of conscience, heavenly guest!
Come, fix thy mansion in my breast;

Dispel my doubts, my fears control;

And heal the anguish of my soul.

o 2 Come, smiling hope, and joy sincere ;
Come, make your constant dwelling here;
Still let your presence cheer my heart,
Nor sin compel you to depart.

3 Thou God of hope and peace divine,
Oh! make these sacred pleasures mine!
Forgive my sins, my fears remove,
And send the tokens of thy love.

s 4 Then should my eyes, without a tear,
See death, with all its terrors, near:
My heart should then in death rejoice,
And raptures tune my faltering voice.
5 Nay, should the frame of nature fall,
And flames surround this earthly ball;
Ev'n then, my soul without dismay
The mighty ruin would survey.


s 6 Yes, for beyond these lower skies New worlds salute my longing eyes;

Blest worlds! where peace her throne maintains, And everlasting glory reigns.


HYMN 352. C. M. Lanesboro'. [b or *]

The Request.

ATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss

1 FA

Thy sovereign will denies,

Accepted at thy throne of grace,

Let this petition rise :—

2 "Give me a calm, a thankful heart,
From every murmur free;

The blessings of thy grace impart,
And make me live to thee.

3"Let the sweet hope that I am thine,

My life and death attend;

Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey's end.'


HYMN 353. 8 & 7. Smyrna. [*]

"Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no Evil." Ps. xxiii, 4.


GENTLY, Lord, O gently lead us

Through this gloomy vale of tears,
Through the changes thou'st decreed us,
Till our last great change appears.

s O refresh us with thy blessing,
O refresh us with thy grace,
May thy mercies, never ceasing,
Fit us for thy dwelling-place.

p 2 When temptation's darts assail us,
When in devious paths we stray,
Let thy goodness never fail us,
Lead us in thy perfect way.


O refresh us with thy blessing, &c.
p 3 In the hour of pain and anguish,
In the hour when death draws near,
Suffer not our hearts to languish,
Suffer not our souls to fear.

O refresh us with thy blessing, &c.

e 4 When this mortal life is ended, Bid us in thine arms to rest,

o Till by angel bands attended, We awake among the blest.


O refresh us with thy blessing, &c.

8 5 Then, O crown us with thy blessing,
Through the triumphs of thy grace;
Then shall praises never ceasing
Echo through thy dwelling-place.

O refresh us with thy blessing, &c.

HYMN 354. L. M. Dresden. [b]


P 1 WAIT, O my soul, thy Maker's will!

Tumultuous passions, all be still!

Nor let a murmuring thought arise;
His ways are just, his counsels wise.
e 2 He in the thickest darkness dwells,
Performs his work, the cause conceals;
But though his methods are unknown,
Judgment and truth support his throne.
3 In heaven, and earth, and air, and seas,
He executes his firm decrees;

And by his saints it stands confessed,
That what he does is ever best.

4 Wait, then, my soul, submissive wait,
Prostrate before his awful seat:

And 'midst the terrors of his rod,
Trust in a wise and gracious God.


HYMN 355. C. M. Dundee. [* or b]



1 MAV I remember, Lord, to thee,

Whate'er I have I owe;

And back, in gratitude, from me,
May all thy bounties flow.

2 Thy gifts are only then enjoyed,
When used as talents lent;
Those talents only well employed,
When in thy service spent.

3 And though thy wisdom takes away,
Shall I arraign thy will?

o No, let me bless thy name,
and say,
"The Lord is gracious still."

4 A pilgrim through the earth I roam,
Of nothing long possessed,

And all must fail when I go home,

For this is not my rest.

5 Write but my name upon the roll

Of thy redeemed above;

Then, heart, and mind, and strength, and soul,

I'll love thee for thy love.


HYMN 356. L. P. M. Dresden. [b] "For we have not an High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Heb. iv, 15.

e 1 WHEN gathering clouds around I view, And days are dark, and friends are few,

On him I lean, who, not in vain,
Experienced every human pain;

He sees my wants, allays my fears,
And counts and treasures up my tears.

-2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray
From heavenly virtue's narrow way,
To fly the good I would pursue,
Or do the sin I would not do,
Still he who felt temptation's power
Shall guard me in that dangerous hour.

-3 When sorrowing o'er some stone I bend,
Which covers all that was a friend;
And from his voice, his hand, his smile,
Divides me-for a little while,—
Thou, Saviour, seest the tears I shed,
For thou didst weep o'er Lazarus dead.
-4 And O, when I have safely past
Through every conflict-but the last,
Still, still unchanging, watch beside
My painful bed,-for thou hast died;
Then point to realms of cloudless day,
And wipe the latest tear away.

HYMN 357. 8,7 & 4. Tamworth.
Divine Faithfulness.

e 1

the floods of tribulation,
While the billows o'er me roll,

e Jesus whispers consolation,
And supports my fainting soul;

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Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.

e 2 In his darkest dispensations,
Faithful doth the Lord appear,
With his richest consolations,
To reanimate and cheer:


Sweet affliction,

Thus to bring my Saviour near.



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