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“I go to prepare a place for you." imf O CHRIST, who hast prepared a f Our love shall never cease to glow, place
Our pratse shall never cease to flow. For us around Thy throne of grace, 4mf Thy never failing grace to prove, We
pray Thee, lift our hearts above, And draw them with the cords of love.
A surety of Thine endless love,
Send down the Holy Ghost to be 2 mf Source of all good, Thou, gracious
The Raiser of our souls to Thee.
How boundless our eternal gain ! cres Thy name be hallowed and adored ! 3cres With open face and joyful heart, f To God the Father, King of heaven, We then shall see Thee as Thou art ; And Holy Ghost, like praise be given !
O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock."
Look down in love, and hear our humble cry;
To contrite sinners life eternal give.
Be near to help our souls in time of need.
Sweet fount of joy and blessings without end.
Reveal the brightness of Thy glorious face !
Be near our steps, and make our darkness light.
In life, in death, our Comfort, Strength, and Guide.
I JOH, for a heart to praise my God! 3P A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
From Him that dwells within; 2 mfA heart resigned, submissive, meek, 4mf A heart in every thought renewed, My great Redeemer's throne,
And full of love divine, Where only Christ is heard to speak, Perfect and right and pure and good, Where Jesus reigns alone;
A copy, Lord, of Thine!
Come quickly from above ;
f Thy new, best name of Love. Amen.
350 "If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father." Imfo THOU, the contrite sinners' 4 When Satan, by my sins made bold, Friend,
Strives from Thy cross to loose my Who, loving, lov'st them to the end,
hold, On this alone my hopes depend, cres Then with Thy pitying arms enfold, dim That Thou wilt plead for me.
f And plead, oh, plead for me ! 2 mf When, weary in the Christian race, 5 PP And when my dying hour draws near,
Far off appears my resting-place, O'ercast with sorrow, pain, and fear, And, fainting, I mistrust Thy grace, cres Then to my fainting sight appear, dim Then, Saviour, plead for me.
f Pleading in heaven for me. 3 P When I have erred, and gone astray, 6 mf When the full light of heavenly day
Afar from Thine and wisdom's way, Reveals my sins in dread array,
f Oh, say, Thou plead'st for me !
(See also “Aurelia,” No. 196.) 351
Your life is hid with Christ in God."
O'er every hateful soe ;
'Thy love my heart sustaineth And peace I can abide.
dim In all its cares and woe. mf What foes and snares surround me ! What lusts and fears within !
3 mf Soon shall my eyes behold Thee
With rapture face to face ;
One half hath not been told mc
Of all Thy power and grace. 2 p 'Tis only in Thee hiding
f Thy beauty, Lord, and glory,
The wonders of Thy love,
Shall be the endless story
Of all Thy saints above. Ainen.