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Let not the wolf thy fold surprise,
136. Prayer for Heart Religion. C. M.
ESUS, my Lord, melt down my heart,
And open clear mine eyes;
And make me truly wise.
Heart-breathings after Thee:
Lord would now reveal,
Heart-faith, that's pure and true;
And heart-experience too.
0, for a heart that rises up,
In all-prevailing pray'r;
Till Jesus shall appear.
That glows with warmest love;
Nor would from Jesus move, A heart that ever freely swells,
In songs to Calv'ry's blood; That sweetly moves, and ever dwells,
In all the love of God.
137. Grace experienced. C. M, Oft hast thou, Lord, in tender love,
Prevented my request,
An unexpected guest,
Thou didst thy fire impart,
And seal it on my heart,
To such a worm as me?
Explain the mystery.
Incline thy pitying ear?
And wilt for ever hear,
138.' Prayer. 7. Jesus, my Redeemer, God, Keep me still in Zion's road; Unsustain'd by thee, I fall, Now to thee for help I call. Grant the Spirit's glorious pow'r, To my soul, in this dread hour, Then, while thousands turn away, I shall fight and win the day. Kind instruction thou dost give, And constrain me to believe; To whom, therefore, shall I go? But to thee, and thee to know. Thou the living fountain art; Sweetest streams thou dost impart: Light and life, from thee proceed, To my soul in deepest need. Turn, O turn! mine eyes away, All on earth is vanity; Nothing on this earthly ball, Can compare with thee, my ALL.
139. Wrestling Jacob. 7, Nay, I cannot let thee go, Till a blessing thou bestow; Do not turn away thy face, Mine's an urgent, pressing case. Dost thou ask me who I am? Ah, my Lord, thou know'st my name ; Yet the question gives a plea To support my suit with thee.
Thou didst once a wretch behold,
140. For Christ's Guidance. 8.7.
ESUS, lead me by thy power
Safe into thy promis’d rest;
Let me lean upon thy breast;
Bread that angels eat above:
Draughts of everlasting love.
Through the desert wild conduct me,
With a glorious pillar bright, In the day a cooling comfort,
And a cheering fire, by night; Be my guide in every peril,
Watch me hourly night and day, Else my foolish heart will wander
From my spirit far away. Nothing can preserve my going,
But salvation full and free; Nothing can my soul dishearten,
But my absence, Lord, from thee; Nothing can delay my progress,
Nothing can disturb my rest, If I can, whate'er the danger,
Lean my spirit on thy breast. In thy presence I am happy,
In thy presence I'm secure,
I can easily endure:
I can suffer, I can die;
141. Another. 8. 7. GUIDE me, 0 thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand; Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me now and evermore.