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Let not the wolf thy fold surprise,
Trim Thou our lamps, or else they die,
136. Prayer for Heart Religion. C. M.
Dear Saviour, surely now I feel,
In me, dear Jesus, now increase,
O, for a heart that rises up,
A heart that's merciful and kind,
Nor would from Jesus move,
Grace experienced. C. M.
OFT hast thou, Lord, in tender love,
And sent thy Spirit from above,
Oft when my prayer was scarce begun, Thou didst thy fire impart,
And make thy pard'ning mercy known, And seal it on my heart,
Why this profusion of thy grace
Why dost thou to a sinner's cry
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,
Scorn thy grace, thy power defy,—
When I plead for Jesu's sake.
140. For Christ's Guidance. 8.7.
JESUS, lead me by thy power
Through the desert wild conduct me,
And a cheering fire, by night;
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, In thy presence all afflictions
I can easily endure:
In thy presence I can conquer,
Far from thee, I faint and languish,
141. Another. 8. 7. GUIDE me, O 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.