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But who, I ask Thee, who art Thou?
Tell me thy name, and tell me now.

3 In vain Thou strugglest to get free,

I never will unloose my hold :
Art Thou the Man that died for me?
The secret of thy love unfold:
Wrestling, I will not let Thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

4 Wilt Thou not yet to me reveal

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Thy new, unutterable name?
Tell me, I still beseech Thee, tell;
To know it now, resolved I am :
Wrestling, I will not let Thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

What though my shrinking flesh complain,
And murmur to contend so long?
I rise superior to my pain:
When I am weak, then I am strong:
And when my all of strength shall fail,
I shall with the God-man prevail.


YIELD to me now, for I am weak;
But confident in self-despair;
Speak to my heart, in blessings speak;
Be conquer'd by my instant prayer:
Speak, or Thou never hence shalt move,
And tell me if thy name be Love.

'Tis Love! 'tis Love | Thou diedst for me;
I hearthy whisper in my heart:
The morning breaks, the shadows flee;
Pure, Universal Love, Thou art:
To me, to all, thy bowels move;
Thy nature and thy name is Love. -

My prayer hath power with God; the grace
Unspeakable I now receive;
Through faith I see Thee face to face;
I see Thee face to face, and live:


In vain I have not wept and strove;
Thy nature and thy name is Love.

4 I know Thee, Saviour, who Thou art,
Jesus, the feeble sinner's friend:
Nor wilt Thou with the night depart,
But stay and love me to the end:
Thy mercies never shall remove;
Thy nature and thy name is Love.

The Sun of Righteousness on me
Hath rose, with healing on his wings:
Wither'd my nature's strength; from Thee
My soul its life and succour brings;
My help is all laid up above;
Thy nature and thy name is Love.

6 Contented now, upon my thigh
I halt, till life's short journey end;
All helplessness, all weakness, I
On Thee alone for strength depend;
Nor have I power from Thee to move:
Thy nature and thy name is Love.


7 Lame as I am, I take the prey;
Hell, earth, and sin, with ease o'ercome;
I leap for joy, pursue my way,
And, as a bounding hart, fly home;
Through all etermity to prove,
Thy nature and thy name is Love.

8. Jacob dying amidst his children.—Gen. xlvi. 4.

1 A Few more days preserve me here;
And, when from earth my spirit flies,
O, let a child of mine be near,
A child of God, to close mine eyes |

2 Before its strong arrest I feel,
Give me my death's approach to see;
And, having lived to serve thy will,
Lord, let me then depart in Thee.

9. A father leaving his family to God.—Gen. xlviii. 21.

1 AMID the anguish, and the strife,
That shrinking nature fears,
Look gently down, great Source of life,
And dry death's starting tears!
2 Serene, like Jacob, we would die,
And “gather up our feet;”
Would chide the lingering hours, and fly,
Our Saviour-God to meet.

3 Our dearest comforts we could leave,
With glory in our eyes;
Would wipe the tears of those that grieve,
And point them to the skies.
4 Our trembling lips, if Thou art nigh,
When life’s sad hours are few,
With joy shall say—“Behold we die,
But God shall be with you.”

The birth of Moses.—Exod. ii. 3.

1 TREMBLING with tenderest alarms,
A mournful mother bore
Her babe, close cradled in her arms,
To Nile's green sloping shore.

2 Long bending o'er her sleeping child,

With prayers and tears she stood ;

Then—with a look of sorrow wild-
She launch'd him on the flood.

3 Forlorn, in ark of bulrush left,
Misfortune's meekest child,
Of every human hope bereft,
Moan'd to the waters wild.
4. A guide unseen, along the strand,
The Egyptian Princess led;
The babe held out each little hand,
And tears resistless shed.

5 Soft pity touch'd her royal heart;
She drew him from the wave:-
Christians! perform a nobler part,
The soul from ruin save.

6 Exposed to sin, and Satan's art,
We hasten to the grave;—
O Christians ! act the Christian part,
Our souls from ruin save.

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“TELL, them I AM,” Jehovah said
To Moses, while earth shook with dread;
And, smitten to the heart,
At once above, beneath, around,
All nature, without voice or sound,
Replied,—“O Lord! THou ART.”


Light shining in darkness.—Exod. x. 23.

1 WHILE Egypt lies enwrapt in night,
And horror reigns in every mind,
Where Israel dwells, there wondrous light
Diffuses peace and joy refined.

2 So grace shall round the righteous shine, In tents of poverty and wo;

While all the powers of wrath combine, .

To lay their proud oppressors low.

3 Though all the world in darkness lies,
Where'er his ransom'd sons may rest,
The Sun of Righteousness shall rise,
In all his richest glories dress'd.

4 Through every scene of suffering here,
His light and comfort still prevail;
Nor can our faith admit a fear,
Should all the springs of nature fail.

13, Balaam beholding Israel.-Numb, xxii. 9.

I CoME, let us stand upon the rock
Where Balaam stood, and wondering look
Upon the scene below;
The tents of Jacob goodly seem,
The people happy we esteem,
Whom God has favoured so.

2 The sons of Israel stand alone,
Jehovah claims them for his own,
His cause and theirs the same :
He saved them from the tyrant's hand,
Allots to them a pleasant land,
And calls them by his name.

3 Their toils have almost reach'd a close;
They soon are destined to repose
Within the promised land;
Its rising hills e'en now are seen,
Enrich'd with everlasting green,
Where Israel soon shall stand.

4 Fair emblem of a better rest,

Of which believers are possess'd,
Beyond material space

E’en now we see the heavenly shore,

Where sin and sorrow are no more,
And long to reach the place.

5 Sweet hopel it makes the coward brave;
It makes a freeman of the slave,
And bids the sluggard rise:
It lifts a worm of earth on high,
Provides him wings, and makes him fly
To mansions in the skies.

The Death of Moses.—Deut. xxxi. 49.

1 Sweet was the journey to the sky The holy prophet tried;

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