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INFLUENCES AND GRACES OF

THE SPIRIT.

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HYMN 144. B. 2. L. M.

Green's Hundredth, Bath. The effusion of the Spirit ; or, the success of the gospel. 1 GREAT was the day, the joy was great,

When the divine disciples met ;
While on their heads the Spirit came,

And sat like tongues of cloven flame. 2 What gifts, what miracles he gave !

And power to kill, and power to save: Furnish'd their tongues with wondrous words,

Instead of shields, and spears, and swords. 3 Thus arm'd, he sent the champions forth,

From east to west, from south to north : Go! and assert your Saviour's cause;

Go! spread the mystery of his cross. 4 These weapons of the holy war,

Of what almighty force they are,
To make our stubborn passions bow,

And lay the proudest rebel low !
5 Nations, the learned and the rude,

Are by these heavenly arms subdu'd ;
While Satan rages at his loss,

And hates the doctrine of the cross. 6 Great King of grace, my heart subdue :

I would be led in triumph too,
A willing captive to my Lord,
And sing the victories of his word.

FAITH.

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Hymn 140. B. 1. C. M.

St. Asaphs, St. Martins. 4 living and a dead faith. Collected from several scriplures. 1 MISTAKEN souls ! that dream of heav'n,

And make their empty boast

Of inward joys, and sins forgiven,

While they are slaves to lust. 2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights,

If faith be cold and dead;
None but a living power unites

To Christ, the living head.
3 'Tis faith that changes all the heart,

'Tis faith that works by love; That bids all sinful joys depart,

And lifts the thoughts above. 4 'Tis faith that conquers earth and hell

By a celestial power ;
This is the grace that shall prevail

In the decisive hour.
5 [Faith must obey her Father's will,

As well as trust his grace ;
A pardoning God is jealous still

For his own holiness. 6 When from the curse he sets us free,

He makes our natures clean,
Nor would he send his Son to be

The minister of sin.
7 His Spirit purifies our frame,

And seals our peace with God; Jesus and his salvation came

By water and by blood.)

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HYMN 112. B. 1. C. M.

Swanwick, Mear.
The brazen serpent ; or looking to Jesus.
i So did the Hebrew prophet raise

The brazen serpent high ;
The wounded felt immediate ease,

The camp forbore to die.

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2 "Look upward in the dying hour,

“And live," the prophet cries; But Christ performs a nobler cure,

When faith lifts up her eyes. 3 High on the cross the Saviour hung;

High in the heavens he reigns : Here sinners, by th' old serpent stung,

Look, and forget their pains.
4 When God's own Son is lifted up,

A dying world revives ;
The Jew beholds the glorious hope,
Th' expiring Gentile lives.
Hymn 142. B. 2. S. M.

St. Thomas, Dover.

Faith in Christ our sacrifice.
1 NOT all the blood of beasts,

On Jewish altars slain,
Could give the guilty conscience peace,

Or wash away the stain.
2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb,

Takes all our sins away ; A sacrifice of nobler name

And richer blood than they. 3 My faith would lay her hand

On that dear head of thine, While like a penitent I stand,

And there confess my sin. 4 My soul looks back to see

The burdens thou didst bear, When hanging on the cursed tree,

And hopes her guilt was there. 5 Believing, we rejoice

To see the curse remove;
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice.

And sing his bleeding love.

Hymn 100. B. 1. L. M. 271

Islington, Bath.

Believe and be saved.
1 NOT to condemn the sons of men

Did Christ, the Son of God appear;
No weapons in his hands are seen,

No flaming sword nor thunder there, 2 Such was the pity of our God,

He lov'd the race of man so well,
He sent his Son to bear our load

Of sins, and save our souls from hell. 3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word,

Trust in his mighty name, and live;
A thousand joys his lips afford,

His hands a thousand blessings give. 4 But vengeance and damnation lies

On rebels who refuse the grace ;
Who God's eternal Son despise,
The hottest hell shall be their place.
HYMN 125. B. 2. L. M.

All-Saints, Wells.
Faith and repentance, unbelief and impenitence.
1 LIFE and immortal joys are given

To souls that inourn the sins they've done; Children of wrath made heirs of heav'n,

By faith in God's eternal Son.
2 Wo to the wretch that never felt

The inward pangs of pious grief,
But adds to all his crying guilt

The stubborn sin of unbelief.
3 The law condemns the rebel dead,

Under the wrath of God he lies;
He seals the curse, on his own head,
And with a double vengeance dies.

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Hymn 120. B. 1. C. M.

Christmas, Rochester.

Faith of things unseen.
I FAITH is the brightest evidence

Of things beyond our sight,
Breaks through the clouds of flesh and sense,

And dwells in heavenly light. 2 It sets times past in present view,

Brings distant prospects home, Of things a thousand years ago,

Or thousand years to come. 3 By faith we know the worlds were made

By God's almighty word ;
Abrah’m, to unknown countries led,

By faith obey'd the Lord.
4 He sought a city, fair and high,

Built by th' eternal hands;
And faith assures us, though we die,
That heavenly building stands.
HYMN 129. B. 2. L. M.

Nantwich, Italy.

We walk by faith, not by sight. 1 'TIS by the faith of joys to come,

We walk through deserts dark as night; Till we arrive at heaven, our home,

Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 2 The want of sight she well supplies,

She makes the pearly gates appear :
Far into distant worlds she pries,

And brings eternal glories near.
3 Cheerful we tread the desert through,

While faith inspires a heavenly ray,
Though lions roar, and tempests blow,
And rocks and dangers fill the way,

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