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2 He now stands knocking at the door
Of ev'ry sinner's heart:
Or force him to depart. 3 Through grace we hearken to thy voice,
Yield to be sav'd from sin:
That thou wilt enter in.
Nor ever hence remove;
Be everlasting love.
HYMN 240. 6 lines 8's.
HOU hidden source of calm repose,
Thou all-sufficient love divine,
Secure I am if thou art mine :
I hide me, Jesus, in thy name. 2 Thy mighty name salvation is,
And keeps my happy soul above:
And joy, and everlasting love:
Pardon, and holiness, and hear'n. 3 Jesus, my all in all thou art,
My rest in toil, my ease in pain;
In war, my peace; in loss my gain ;
In shame, my glory and my crown: 4 In want, my plentiful supply,
In weakness, my almighty pow'r;
In bonds my perfect liberty,
My light, in Satan's darkest hour';
TALK with us, Lord, thyself reveal, Speak to our hearts, and let us feel
The kindlings of thy love. 2 With thee conversing, we forget
All time, and toil, and care : Labour is rest, and pain is sweet,
If thou, my God, art here. 3 Here then, my God, vouchsafe to stay,
And bid my heart rejoice;
And echo to thy voice.
'Tis all I wish to seek :
And hear thee inly speak.
Till I thy glory see!
And find my heav'n in thee.
Arlington.] HYMN 242. C. M.
On whom my help is laid :
And see the shadows fade. 2 Believing on my Lord, I find
A sure and present aid:
On thee alone my constant mind
Be every moment stay'd!
Or strong, I here disclaim :
Of the atoning Lamb. 4 Jesus, my Strength, my Life, my Rest,
On thee will I depend,
When faith in sight shall end. Alderton.] HYMN 243. 48's & 26's. 1
COW happy, gracious Lord, are we!
Whose hours divided are
Our night in praise and pray’r.
Or unimprov'd below:
And only thee to know. 3 The winter's night, and summer's day, Glide imperceptibly away,
Too short to sing thy praise ;
In everlasting lays.
A bright harmonious throng,
The new, eternal song.
Eutaw.] HYMN 244. 6 lines 8's.
THEE will I love, my strength, my tower;
Thee will I love with all my power,
In all thy works, and thee alone :
Fill my whole soul with chaste desire. 2 Ah! why did I so late thee know,
Thee, lovelier than the sons of men !
To thee, the only ease in pain !
That I so late to thee did turn. 3 In darkness willingly I stray'd;
I sought thee, yet from thee I rov'd: Far wide my wand’ring thoughts were spread;
Thy creatures more than thee I lov'd; And now, if more at length I see,
"Tis through thy light, and comes from thee. 4 I thank thee, uncreated Sun,
That thy bright beams on me have shin'd; I thank thee, who hast overthrown
My foes, and heal'd my wounded mind; I thank thee, whose enliv'ning voice
Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice. 5 Uphold me in the doubtful race,
Nor suffer me again to stray; Strengthen my feet with steady pace
Still to press forward in thy way; My soul and flesh, O Lord of might,
Fill, satiate with thy heavenly light. 6 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears;
Give to my heart chaste, hallow'd fires ; Give to my soul, with filial fears,
The love that all heaven's host inspires,
That all my powers, with all their might,
Thee will I love, my Lord, my God;
Or smile, thy sceptre, or thy rod; What though my flesh and heart decay; Thée shall I love in endless day.
Suffolk.] HYMN 245. C. M.
Jesus and :
They are restrain’d to none.
My loving God to praise ; The length, and breadth, and height to prove,
And depth of sov’reign grace? 3 Thy sov’reign grace to all extends,
Immense and unconfin’d; From age to age it never ends,
It reaches all mankind. 4 Throughout the world its breadth is known,
Wide as infinity :
Or it had pass’d by me.
But far above the skies,
I see thy mercies rise.
What angel tongue can tell? O may I to the utmost prove The gift unspeakable !