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9 Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,

And looks to that alone;

Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries, “It shall be done!”

10 To thee the glory of thy power

And faithfulness I give 1

I shall in Christ, at that glad hour,
And Christ in me shall live.

11 Obedient faith that waits on thee,
Thou never wilt reprove;
But thou wilt form thy Son in me,
And perfect me in love.

Clarendon.] HYMN 363. C. M.

1 EEPEN the wound thy hands have made
In this weak, helpless soul;
Till mercy with its balmy aid,
Descend to make me whole. *
2 The sharpness of thy two-edg'd sword
Enable me t” endure;
Till bold to say, My hallowing Lord
Hath wrought a perfect cure.
3 I see th’ exceeding broad command,
Which all contains in one;
Enlarge my heart to understand
The mystery unknown.

4 O that with all thy saints I might
By sweet experience prove,
What is the length, and breadth, and height,
And depth of perfect lové !
Mystery.] HYMN 364, 8 lines 7's & 6's.
IVE me the enlarg’d desire,
And open, Lord, my soul,
Thy own fulness to require,
And comprehend the whole:

Stretch my faith’s capacity
Wider and yet wider still:

Then with all that is in thee,
My soul for ever fill:

Eutaw.] HYMN 365. 6 lines 8's. 1. OME, Holy Ghost, all-quick’ning fire, Come, and in me delight to rest; Drawn by the lure of strong desire, O come and consecrate my breast ! The temple of my soul prepare, And fix thy sacred presence there :

2 If now thy influence I feel,
If now in thee begin to live,
Still to my heart thyself reveal:
Give me thyself, for ever give :
A point my good, a drop my store,
Eager I ask, I pant for more.
3 Eager for thee I ask and pant,
So strong the principle divine
Carries me out with sweet constraint,
Till all my hallow’d soul is thine;
Plung'd in the Godhead's deepest sea,
And lost in thy immensity.

4 My peace, my life, my comfort thou,
My treasure and my all thou art!
True witness of my sonship, now,
Engraving pardon on my heart,
Seal of my sins in Christ forgiven,
Earnest of love, and pledge of heaven.

5 Come then, my God, mark out thine heir,
Of heaven a larger earnest give :
With clearer light thy witness bear;
More sensibly within me live:
Let all my powers thine entrance feel,
And deeper stamp *gor the seal |

JMonmouth.] HYMN 366. 6 lines 8's.

1 ATHER of everlasting grace,
Thy goodness and thy truth we praise,
Thy goodness and thy truth we prove;
Thou hast in honour of thy Son,
The gift unspeakable sent down,
. The Spirit of life, and pow'r, and love.
2 Send us the Spirit of thy Son,
To make the depths of Godhead known,
To make us share the life divine:
Send him the sprinkled blood t” apply,
Send him our souls to sanctify,
And show, and seal us ever thine.

3 So shall we pray, and never cease,
So shall we thankfully confess
Thy wisdom, truth, and power, and love.
With joy unspeakable adore,
And bless and praise thee evermore,
And serve thee as thy hosts above.

4 Till added to that heavenly choir,
We raise our songs of triumphs higher,
And praise thee in a bolder strain;
Out-soar the first-born seraph’s flight,
And sing, with all our friends in light,
Thy everlasting love to man.

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1 WANT the spirit of power within,
Of love, and of a healthful mind;
Of power to conquer inbred sin:
Of love to thee and all mankind;
Of health, that pain and death defies,
Most vigorous when the body dies.

2. When shall I hear the inward voice, Which only faithful souls can hear?

Pardon, and peace, and heavenly joys,
Attend the promis'd Comforter:

O come, and righteousness divine,

And Christ, and all with Christ are mine!

3 O that the Comforter would come !
Nor visit as a transient guest,
But fix in me his constant home,
And keep possession of my breast:
And make my soul his lov’d abode,
The temple of indwelling God :

4 Come, Holy Ghost, my heart inspire :
Attest that I am born again;
Come, and baptise me now with fire,
Nor let thy former gifts be vain:
I cannot rest in sins forgiven;
Where is the earnest of my heaven?

5 Where the indubitable seal,
That ascertains the kingdom mine :
The powerful stamp I long to feel,
The signature of love divine!
O shed it in my heart abroad,
Fulness of love, of heaven, of God!

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1 LOVE, I languish at thy stay!
I pine for thee with ling’ring smart :
Weary and faint through long delay:
When wilt thou come into my heart?
From sin and sorrow set me free,
And swallow up my soul in thee!

2 Come, O thou universal Good!
Balm of the wounded conscience, come!
The hungry, dying spirit's food,
The weary, wand'ring pilgrim's home;
Haven to take the shipwreck'd in,
My everlasting rest from sin!

3 Be thou, O Love, whate’er I want;
Support my feebleness of mind;
Relieve the thirsty soul, the faint
Revive, illuminate the blind;
The mourmful cheer, the drooping lead,
And heal the sick, and raise the dead.

4 Come, O my comfort and delight!
My strength and health, my shield and sun;
My boast, and confidence, and might,
My joy, my glory, and my crown :
My Gospel-hope, my calling's prize;
My tree of life, my paradise.

5 The Secret of the Lord thou art,
The mystery so long unknown,
Christ in a pure and perfect heart!
The name inscrib'd on the white stone:
The life divine, the little leav'n,
My precious pearl, my present heav'n.

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1 GREAT mountain, who art thou?
Immense, immoveable !
High as heaven aspires thy brow,
Thy foot sinks deep as hell!
Thee, alas, 1 long have known,
Long have felt thee fixt within;
Still beneath thy weight I groan;
Thou art Indwelling Sin.
2 Thou art darkness in my mind,
Perverseness in my will!
Love inordinate and blind,
That always cleaves to ill:
Every passion’s wild excess;
Anger, lust, and pride thou art:

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