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5 High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow,

That vow renewed shall daily hear,
Till in life's latest hour I bow,
And bless in death a bond so dear.

Philip Doddridge.

INTO

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Salvation by faith.

L. M.
NTO thy gracious hands I fall,

And with the arms of faith embrace; 0 King of glory, hear my call;

O raise me, heal me by thy grace. Now righteous through thy grace I am;

No condemnation now I dread; I taste salvation in thy name,

Alive in thee, my living Head. 2 Still let thy wisdom be my guide,

Nor take thy flight from me away; Still with me let thy grace abide,

That I from thee may never stray: Let thy word richly in me dwell,

Thy peace and love my portion be; My joy to endure and do thy will,

Till perfect I am found in thee. 3 Arm me with thy whole armor, Lord,

Support my weakness with thy might; Gird on my thigh thy conquering sword,

And shield me in the threatening fight; From faith to faith, from grace to grace,

So in thy strength shall I go on, Till heaven and earth flee from thy face,

And glory end what grace begun.

Wolfgang C. Dessler,

Tr. by J. Wesley.

449 Forgicing lore.

L. M. MY

soul, with humble fervor raise

To God the voice of grateful praise, And all my ransomed powers combine, To bless his attributes divine.

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2 Deep on my heart let memory trace
His acts of mercy and of grace,
Who, with a Father's tender care,
Saved me when sinking in despair;
3 Gave my repentant soul to prove
The joy of his forgiving love;
Poured balm into my bleeding breast,
And led my weary feet to rest.

John H. Livingstone.

450
The highway of holiness.

L. M.
ESUS, my all, to heaven is gone,

His track I see, and I 'll pursue
The narrow way, till him I view.
2 The way the holy prophets went,
The road that leads from banishment,
The King's highway of holiness,
I'll go, for all his paths are peace.
3 This is the way I long have sought,
And mourned because I found it not;
My grief a burden long has been,
Because I was not saved from sin.
4 The more I strove against its power,
I felt its weight and guilt the more;
Till late I heard my Saviour

say, “Come hither, soul, I am the way.” 5 Lo! glad I come; and thou, blest Lamb, Shalt take me to thee, as I am; Nothing but sin have I to give; Nothing but love shall I receive. 6 Then will I tell to sinners round, What a dear Saviour I have found; I'll point to thy redeeming blood,

“Behold the way to God.”

And say,

John Cenniok,

L. M.

451

His sovereign grace.
LORY to God, whose sovereign grace

Hath animated senseless stones,
Called us to stand before his face,

And raised us into Abrah’m's sons.
2 The people that in darkness lay,

In sin and error's deadly shade,
Have seen a glorious gospel-day

In Jesus' lovely face displayed.
3 Thou only, Lord, the work hast done,

And bared thine arm in all our sight;
Hast made the reprobates thine own,

And claimed the outcasts as thy right. 4 Thy single arm, almighty Lord,

To us the great salvation brought; Thy Word, thy all-creating Word,

That spake at first the world from naught. 5 For this the saints lift For this the hosts above rejoice,

And ceaseless praise to thee is given;
And praise thee in the highest heaven.

Charles Wesley.

L. M.

Which

452

The Lord our righteousness. LETnot the wise their wisdom boast

, The rich in flattering riches trust,

mighty glory in their might,

take their everlasting flight. 2 The rush of numerous years bears down

The most gigantic strength of man ; And where is all his wisdom gone,

? only gift can justify boasting soul that knows his God; Jesus doth his blood apply,

in his sprinkled blood.

3 One

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4 The Lord my Righteousness I praise,

I triumph in the love divine;
The wisdom, wealth, and strength of grace,

In Christ to endless ages mine.

Charles Wesley.

453
His plenteous grace.

10, 11. WHAT shall I do my Saviour to praise,

So faithful and true, so plenteous in grace, So strong to deliver, so good to redeem The weakest believer that hangs upon him! 2 How happy the man whose heart is set free, The people that can be joyful in thee! Their joy is to walk in the light of thy face, And still they are talking of Jesus's grace: 3 For thou art their boast, their glory, and

power, And I also trust to see the glad hour, My soul's new creation, a life from the dead, The day of salvation that lifts up my head. 4 For Jesus, my Lord, is now my defense; I trust in his word; none plucks me from thence; Since I have found favor, he all things will do; My King and my Saviour shall make me anew. 5 Yes, Lord, I shall see the bliss of thine own; Thy secret to me shall soon be made known; For sorrow and sadness I joy shall receive, · And share in the gladness of all that believe.

Charles Wesley.

454

Accepted in the Beloced. 10, 11. LL praise to the Lamb! accepted I am, Through faith in the Saviour's adorable

name: In him I confide, his blood is applied; For me he hath suffered, for me he hath died.

2 Not a cloud doth arise, to darken my skies, Or hide for a moment my Lord from mine

eyes: In him I am blest, I lean on his breast, And lo! in his wounds I continue to rest.

Charles Wesley.

455
Tears of joy.

7,6,8.
ORD, and is thine anger gone,

And art thou pacified ?
After all that I have done,

Dost thou no longer chide?
Let thy love my heart constrain,

And all my restless passions sway:
Keep me, lest I turn again

Out of the narrow way.
2 See my utter helplessness,

And leave me not alone;
O preserve in perfect peace,

And seal me for thine own: More and more thyself reveal,

Thy presence let me always find; Comfort, and confirm, and heal

My feeble, sin-sick mind. 3 As the apple of thine eye, Thy weakest servant keep;

me at thy feet to lie, And there forever

weep: Tears of joy mine eyes o’erflow,

That I have any hope of heaven; Much of love I ought to know,

For I have much forgiven.

Help

Charles Wesley.

456 V

CONSECRATION.
Nothing but Christ crucifieil.

7, 6, 8.
AIN, delusive world, adieu,

With all of creature good! Only Jesus I pursue,

Who bought me with his blood:

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