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AVIOUR / when in dust to Thee
Low we bow the adoring knee;

When, repentant, to the skies
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes;
O by all the pains and woe
Suffered once for man below,
Bending from Thy throne on high,
Hear our solemn Litany.

By Thy helpless infant years,
By Thy life of want and tears;
By Thy days of sore distress
In the savage wilderness ;
By the dread mysterious hour
Of the insulting tempter’s power;
Turn, O turn a favouring eye,
Hear our solemn Litany.

By the sacred griefs that wept
O'er the grave where Lazarus slept ;
By the boding tears that flowed
Over Salem's loved abode;
By the anguished sigh that told
Treachery lurked within Thy fold;
From Thy seat above the sky
Hear our solemn Litany.

4. By Thine hour of dire despair,
By Thine agony and prayer;
By the cross, the nail, the thorn,
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn;
By the gloom that veiled the skies
O'er the dreadful sacrifice;
Listen to our humble cry,
Hear our solemn Litany.

5 By Thy deep expiring groan,
By the sad sepulchral stone;
By the vault whose dark abode
Held in vain the rising God;
O from earth to heaven restored,
Mighty re-ascended Lord,
Listen, listen to the cry
Of our solemn Litany.

ORTH from the dark and stormy sky,
Lord, to Thine altar's shade we fly;
Forth from the world, its hope and fear,
Saviour, we seek Thy shelter here:
Weary and weak, Thy grace we pray—
Turn not Thy suppliants, Lord, away !

2 Long have we roamed in want and pain,
Long have we sought Thy rest in vain;
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost,
Long have our souls been tempest-tost :
Low at Thy feet our sins we lay—
Turn not Thy suppliants, Lord, away !

99 LORD, Thou knowest all the snares

That round our pathway be ;
Thou know'st that both our joys and cares
Come between us and Thee ;
Thou know'st that our infirmity
In Thee alone is strong :
To Thee for help and strength we fly;
O let us not go wrong.

2 O bear us up, protect us now

In dark temptation's hour;

For Thou wast born of woman, Thou
Hast felt the tempter's power:

All sinless, Thou canst feel for those
Who strive and suffer long;

But O midst all our cares and woes
Still let us not go wrong.


ON of man, to Thee we cry;
By the holy mystery
Of Thy dwelling here on earth,
By Thy pure and holy birth,
Lord, Thy presence let us see,
Thou our Light and Saviour be

2 Lamb of God, to Thee we cry;
By Thy bitter agony,
By Thy pangs, to us unknown,
By Thy spirit's parting groan,—
Lord, Thy presence let us see,
Thou our Light and Saviour be!


3 Prince of Life, to Thee we cry;
By Thy glorious majesty,
By Thy triumph o'er the grave,
By Thy power to help and save,
Lord, Thy presence let us see,
Thou our Light and Saviour be

4 Lord of Glory, God most high,

Man exalted to the sky,
With Thy love our bosom fill;
Help us to perform Thy will:
Then Thy glory we shall see,
Thou wilt bring us home to Thee.

OCK of Ages! cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling :
Could my tears for ever flow,
Could my zeal no languor know,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

3 While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne—
Rock of Ages cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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ESUS, Refuge of my soul,
.J Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high :
Hide me, O my Saviour ! hide,
Till the storm of life be past;
Safe into the haven guide—
O receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, O leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me:
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenceless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want ;

More than all in Thee I find :
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind :
Thou of life the Fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.

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