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But, though his methods are unknown,
3 Wait then, my soul—submissive wait,
C. M. 260 Bearing Shame for Christ.
* DIDST thou, dear Saviour, suffer shame,
2 Inspire my soul with life divine,
3 Let mockers scoff—the world defame,
AM I an Israelite indeed,
Have I renounced my sins, and left
2 so does my heart unchanged remain? r is it formed anew 2
What is the rule by which I walk,
APPEAR, great God, appear to me,
Ashamed I may forever be
2 That sight alone can pride abase,
- C. M. 263 Chiding ourselves for spiritual Sloth. MY drowsy powers: why sleep ye so? Awake, my sluggish soul! Nothing has half thy work to do, Yet nothing's half so dull.
2 We, for whom God the Son came down
4 Give us with active zeal to move, With vigorous souls to rise;
With hands of faith—and wings of love, To fly and take the prize.
C. M. 264 Deliverance from Sin desired.
OH may my heart, by grace renewed,
And be my stubborn will subdued,
2 Let deep repentance, faith, and love,
3 Preserve me safe from every sin,
265 C. M.
OH for a heart to praise my God,
A heart that's sprinkled with the blood
2 Oh for a heart submissive, meek,
" 'Oh for an humble, contrite heart, Believing, true, and clean!
Which neither life, nor death, can part,
4 Thy temper, gracious Lord, impart;
Oh write thy name upon my heart—
AND dost thou say, “Ask what thou wilt?”
I pray to be released from guilt,
2 More of thy presence, Lord, impart;
More of thine image let me bear: Erect thy throne within my heart, And reign without a rival there.
3 Give me to read my pardon sealed,
4 Grant these requests—I ask no more,
267 L. M.
Prayer for quickening Grace. COME, gracious Lord—descend and dwell By faith and love in every breast; Then shall we know, and taste, and feel The joys that cannot be expressed.
2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength, make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height, and breadth, and length, Of thine eternal love and grace.
3 Now to the God whose power can do
268 S. M.
Prayer for quickening Grace.
2 Thine image, Lord, bestow,
3 Teach me to live by faith,
4 If thou these blessings give,
269 C. M.
Longing for a closer Walk with God.
OH! for a closer walk with God,
A # to shine upon the road