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Make slaves the partners of thy throne! Deck'd with a never-fading crown?
O Lord, enlarge our scanty thought ·
First-born of many brethren thou,
174. Reconciliation. C. M.
DEAREST of all the names above,
Tis by the merits of thy death
My thoughts no comfort find,
But if Immanuel's face appear,
While some on their own works rely,
175. The Good Shepherd. 8', THOU Shepherd of Israel divine,
The joy of the contrite in heart, For closer communion they pine,
Still, still to reside where thou art. The pasture, O when shall we find,
Where all who their Shepherd obey, Are fed on thy bosom reclin'd,
Are screen'd from the heat of the day? Ah! shew us that happiest place,
The place of thy people's abode, Where saints in an ecstasy gaze,
And hang on a crucify'd God!` Thy love for lost sinners declare, Thy passion and death on the tree, Our spirits to Calvary bear,
To suffer and triumph with thee. "Tis there, with the lambs of thy flock, There only we'd covet to rest, To lie at the foot of the rock,
Or rise to be hid in thy breast. "Tis there we would always abide,
And never a moment depart, Conceal'd in the cleft of thy side, Eternally held in thy heart.
176. Morning or Evening. C. M. JESUS, the Saviour of my soul,
Be thou my heart's delight;
May I be found each hour,
From death and hell redeem'd by blood,
May thy blest Spirit in my heart,
The mystery of redeeming love,
And may the flesh and blood of Christ
177. Jesus our High Priest. C. M. JESUS, our High-Priest and our Head, Who bears our flesh and blood, And always interced'st for us Before the throne of God.
We know thou never canst forget
Thou with great tenderness art touch'd
And though thou art exalted now,
Thou know'st our weaknesses and wants,
Thou art to us so very nigh,
That with us thou art one,
What shall we say for this thy love,
178. Happiness only in Christ. C, M. THOU say'st, dear Jesus, all thy saints, Who love thy face to see,
Shall have, while in this vale of tears,
Then let my soul with thee converse,
For sure the world can't ease my heart, If banish'd from thy sight.
179. Fellowship. C. M.
ESUS, knit all our hearts to thee,
Reign thou sole monarch of our hearts,
Till we with angels join above,
180. For Spiritual Mindedness. 148. LORD, let my Spirit dwell (Whilst I reside below) Above this wretched world Of misery and woe: So that its griefs may ne'er dismay, Nor charms delude my heart away.
I take my happy rest
I spread before thy throne;
O mercy! mercy! Lord,
In deep confusion, cheer;