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The joys of unity to prove,
The paradise of perfect love. Portugal.] HYMN 152.- L. M. 1 UTHOR of faith, we seek thy face,
Confirm, and strengthen them in grace,
And bring thy feeblest children on. 2 Thou seest their wants, thou know'st their
And gently in thy bosom bear. 3 The lion roaring for his prey,
With ravening wolves on every side,
If found one moment from their Guide. 4 Satan his thousand arts essays,
His agents all their powers employ,
The heavenly offspring to destroy. 5 Baffle the crooked serpent's skill,
And turn his sharpest darts aside :
O save them from the demon, pride! 6 In safety lead thy little flock,
From hell, the world, and sin secure:
And make in thee their goings sure.
PRAYER AND WATCHFULNESS.
Devotion.] HYMN 153. C. M.
A pain to feel it near;
Of pride, or fond desire;
And quench the kindling fire.
No more thy goodness grieve, The filial awe, the fleshly heart,
The tender conscience give. Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make! Awake my soul when sin is nigh,
And keep it still awake. 3 If to the right or left I stray,
That moment, Lord, reprove; And let me weep my life away,
For having griev'd thy love.
My well-instructed soul !
Which makes the wounded whole.
Kentucky.] HYMN 154. S. M.
From all entanglements beneath
Call of my peaceful heart;
My feeble mind sustain,
By worldly thoughts opprest;
To my eternal rest.
Thine own this moment seize,
And keep in perfect peace :
O’er all the earth abroad,
And shut me up in God.
Mear.] HYMN 155. C. M.
In this our evil day;
The power to watch and pray. 2 Long as our fiery trials last,
Long as the cross we bear, 0 let our souls on thee be cast
In never-ceasing prayer!
Give us in faith to claim;
And know thy hidden name.
Till thou thyself bestow;
I will not let thee go.
Thou tell thy name to me;
6 Then let me on the mountain top
Behold thy open face;
And prayer in endless praise.
Matthias.] HYMN 156. S. M.
ESUS, my strength, my hope,
With humble confidence look up,
And know thou hear'st my prayer.
Till I can all things do,
Almighty to renew.
A self-renouncing will,
The baits of pleasing ill.
To hardship, grief, and loss :
The consecrated cross. 3 I want a godly fear,
A quick discerning eye,
And sees the tempter fly;
And arm’d with jealous care,
And watching unto prayer. 4 I want a heart to pray,
To pray and never cease,
Or wish my, sufferings less.
Out of the deep on thee to call,
And never, never faint. 5 I want a true regard,
A single, steady aim,
To thee and thy great name;
For thine immortal praise ;
The promise is for me;
Shall surely come from thee;
Nor from my hope remove,
Into thy perfect love.
Willowby.] HYMN 157. 48's & 26's.
And still my tempted soul stand by,
And stir me up to pray.
And show the danger near:
And sanctifying fear. 3 Whene'er my careless hands hang down, O let me see thy gathering frown,
And feel thy warning eye;