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Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire

beside Thee."

Imf OBJECT of my first desire,

Jesus, crucified for me !
All to happiness aspire,
Only to be found in Thee :
Thee to please, and Thee to know,

This be all our bliss below; cres Thee to see, and Thee to love,

This be all our bliss above.

2 p Lord, it is not life to live,

If Thy presence Thou deny ;
Lord, if Thou Thy presence give,

'Tis no longer death to die.
mf Source and Giver of repose,

Singly from Thy smile it flows :
Peace and happiness are Thine ;
Mine they are, if Thou art mine.

3 mf Whilst I feel Thy love to me,

Every object teems with joy ;

Here, oh, may I walk with Thee,
p Then into Thy presence die !
cres Let me but Thyself possess,

Total sum of happiness !

Real bliss I then shall prove,
f Heaven below, and heaven above.

Amen.

8,7,8,7.

LUCERNE.

T. A. WILLIS.

A-men.

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This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend." imfSOMETHING every heart is loving ; P Thou art loving, sweet, and tender, If not Jesus, none can rest :

Full of pity, full of grace.
Lord, my heart to Thee is given,

4 When I hated, Thou didst love me, Take it, for it loves Thee best.

Shedd'st for me Thy precious blood; 2 mf Thus I cast the world behind me, cres Still Thou lovest, lovest ever, — Jesus most beloved shall be ;

Shall I not love Thee, my God? cres Beauteous more than all things smf Keep my heart still faithful to Thee, He alone is joy to me. [beauteous,

That my earthly life may be 3 mf Bright with all eternal radiance

But a shadow to that glory
Is the glory of Thy face ;

Of my hidden life in Thee! Amen. FRANCONIA.

S.M.

GERMAN.

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295 “ Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."
I mf BLEST are the pure in heart, 3 mf Still to the lowly soul
For they shall see their God :

He doth Himself impart ;
The secret of the Lord is theirs ; And for His dwelling and His throne
Their soul is Christ's abode.

Chooseth the pure in heart. 2 mf The Lord, who left the sky 4 ľLord, we Thy presence seek; Our life and peace to bring,

May ours this blessing be; And dwelt in lowliness with men, Give us a pure and lowly heart. Their pattern and their King, –

A temple meet for Thee! Amen.

Sr. FRANCES.

C.M.

G. A. LÖHR.

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men.

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We love Him because He first loved us.Inf JESUS, I love Thee, not because 4 p For me didst suffer pains unknown, I hope for heaven thereby,

Blood-sweat and agony, din Nor yet because, if I love not, PP Yea, death itself, -all, all for me, P I must for ever die.

Who was Thine enemy. 2 mf I love Thee, Saviour dear, and still 5mf Then why, O blessed Saviour mine, I ever will love Thee,

Should I not love Thee well ? Solely because my God Thou art dim Not for the sake of winning heaven, Who first hast loved me.

p Nor of escaping hell ; 3 inf For me to lowest depths of woe 6 mf Not with the hope of gaining aught; Thou didst Thyself abase ;

Nor seeking a reward, dim For me didst bear the cross and shame cres But freely, fully, as Thyself And manifold disgrace;

Hast loved me, O Lord ! 7 mf Even so I love Thee, and will love,

And in Thy praise will sing, cres Solely because Thou art my God

And my eternal King. Amen.

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"To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Inf CHRIST, of all my hopes the ground! 4 f Firmly trusting in Thy blood,

Christ, the spring of all my joy ! Nothing shall my heart confound ;
Still in Thee may I be found,

Safely I shall pass the flood, Still for Thee my powers employ. Safely reach Immanuel's ground. 2 mf Let Thy love my heart inflame ; smf When I touch the blessed shore,

Keep Thy fear before my sight ; Back the closing waves shall roll ;
Be Thy praise my highest aim ; p Death's dark stream shall never more

Be Thy smile my chief delight. cres Part from Thee my ransomed soul. 3 mf Fountain of o’erflowing grace ! 6 mf Thus, oh! thus, an entrance give Freely from Thy fulness give ;

To the land of cloudless sky;
Till I close my earthly race,

Having known it “ Christ to live,"
May I prove it, “Christ to live !" Let me know it "gain to die." Amen.

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Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." I mf COME, Thou Fount of every blessing, 3 – Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace ; Wandering from the fold of God; Streams of mercy never ceasing cres He, to rescue me from danger,

Call for songs of loudest praise. Interposed with precious blood. 2 mf Here I raise my Ebenezer,

4mf Oh, to grace how great a debtor Hither by Thy help I'm come;

Daily I'm constrained to be ! And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Let that grace now, like a fetter, Safely to arrive at home.

Bind my wandering heart to Thce, 5 mf Pronc to wander- (0) Lord, I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love, — cres Saviour, take my heart and seal it,

Seal it for Thy courts above. Acun,

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* Small notes for Verses 2, 3, 4, & 5. 299 "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the name

of our Lord Jesus Christ." Imf MY God, I thank Thee, who hast 4 p For Thou, who knowest, Lord. how The earth so bright (made

Our weak heart clings. (soon So full of splendour and of joy,

Hast given us joys, tender and true, Beauty and lig

Yet all with wings; So many glorious things are here, cres So that we see, gleaming on high, Noble and bright.

Diviner things. 2 mf I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast 5 f I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast Joy to abound, [made

The best in store :

[kept So many gentle thoughts and deeds mf We have enough, yet not too much Circling us round

To long for more ;
That in the darkest spot of earth A yearning for a deeper peace
Some love is found.

Not known before. 3mf I thank Thee more that all our joy 6 mf I thank Thee, Lord, that here our p Is touched with pain,

Though amply blest, [souls, That shadows fall on brightest hours, Can never find, although they seek, i That thorns remain ;

A perfect rest, mf So that earth's bliss may be our guide, dim Nor ever shall, until they lean And not our chain.

rall On Jesus' breast. Amen. MAINZER.

L.M.

Dr. MAINZER.

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