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2 Oft did I with the assembly join,
3 I rested in the outward law;
4 To please thee thus, at length I see,
5 I see the perfect law requires
Our full consent, our whole desires,
6 But I of means have made my boast;
The substance in the shade.
7 Where am I now, or what my hope?
HYMN 92. C. M.
TILL, for thy loving-kindness, Lord,
SI in thy temple wait:
I look to find thee in thy word,
Or at thy table meet.
2 Here, in thine own appointed ways,
Silent I stand before thy face,
3"Be still! and know that I am God!"
'Tis all I live to know;
4 I wait my vigour to renew,
The veil of outward things pass through,
5 I work; and own the labour vain ;
6 Fruitless, till thou thyself impart,
7 I do the thing thy laws enjoin,
8 I trust in him, who stands between
IMT thee what shall I say?
Y gracious, loving Lord,
Well may I tremble at thy word,
Ten thousand wants have I;
Alas! I all things want;
But thou hast bid me always cry,
2 Yet, Lord, well might I fear,
3 Nigh with my lips I drew ;
Nor look'd to be forgiven.
4 My nature I obey'd;
My own desires pursu❜d: And still a den of thieves I made The hallow'd house of God. The worship he approves, To him I would not pay :
My selfish ends, and creature-loves,
Had stole my heart away.
My sin and nakedness
Spoke to my soul a flattering peace,
And put out my own eyes:
Nor with my form would part: But still retain'd a conscience sear'd, "A hard, deceitful heart.
6 A godly, formal saint
I long appear'd in sight:
By self and Satan taught to paint
The Pharisee within
Still undisturb'd remain'd:
The strong man, arm'd with guilt of sin,
7 But, Oh! the jealous God
And brought into distress;
He shook and bound the strong man, arm'd In his self-righteousness.
My form without the power:
My mouth was stopt, and shame
I fell on the atoning Lamb,
HE men who slight thy faithful word,
They are the temple of the Lord,
And heathens all beside!
2 The temple of the Lord are these, The only church and true:
Who live in pomp, and wealth, and ease, And Jesus never knew!
3 O would'st thou, Lord, reveal their sins! And turn their joy to grief!
The world, the Christian world convince Of damning unbelief.
4 The formalists confound, convert,
And break, and fill the broken heart
SECTION II. Describing Inward Religion.`
AUTHOR of faith, eternal Word,
Whose Spirit breathes the active flame;
By faith we know thee strong to save:
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven.
5 Faith lends its realizing light,
OW can a sinner know
And publish to the sons of men