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3 I wait thy will to do,
As angels do in heaven;
Most graciously forgiven;
With a glad heart and free,
I consecrate to thee.
Restore to thee thine own;
To serve my God alone.
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GOD, what offering shall I give My spirit, soul, and flesh receive,
A holy, living sacrifice: Small as it is, 'tis all my store; More shouldst thou have, if I had more. 2 Now then, my God, thou hast my soul:
No longer mine, but thine I am: Guard thou thine own, possess it whole;
Cheer it with hope, with love inflame. Thou hast my spirit; there display Thy glory to the perfect day. 3 Thou hast my flesh, thy hallowed shrine,
Devoted solely to thy will: Here let thy light forever shine:
This house still let thy presence fill: O Source of life! live, dwell, and move In me, till all my life be love.
Joachim Lange. Tr. by J. Wesley.
BEHwait the guiding hand to feel;
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To prove and do thy perfect will:
O'errule or change, as seems thee meet;
Thy work, O Lord, is all complete,
Mold as thou wilt thy passive clay;
But let me all thy words obey; Serve with a single heart and eye, , And to thy glory live and die.
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GROWTH. 476 The prize of our high calling.
L. M. 61. ESUS, thy boundless to me
No thought can reach, no tongue declare; O knit
thankful heart to thee, And reign without a rival there: Thine wholly, thine alone, I am; Be thou alone my constant flame. 2 O grant that nothing in my soul
May dwell, but thy pure love alone: O may thy love possess me whole,
My joy, my treasure, and my crown: Strange flames far from my heart remove; My every act, word, thought, be love.
3 Unwearied may I this pursue;
Dauntless to the high prize aspire;
This holy flame, this heavenly fire:
In weakness be thy love my power;
Jesus, in that important hour,
Paul Gerhardt. Tr. by J. Wesley.
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Whose depth unfathomed, no man knows!
Inly I sigh for thy repose:
That strives with thee my heart to share ?
The Lord of every motion there;
No more, but Christ in me, may live;
Nor let one darling lust survive!
To save me from low-thoughted care;
Through all its latent mazes there;
Make me thy duteous child, that I
My heart, that lowly waits thy call;
“I am thy Love, thy God, thy All!” To feel thy power, to hear thy voice, To taste thy love, be all my choice.
Gerhard Tersteegen. Tr. by J. Wesley.
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Pressing toward the mark. THANK thee, uncreated Sun,
I have shinel;
I thank thee, who hast overthrown
My foes, and healed my wounded mind; I thank thee, whose enlivening voice Bids my
freed heart in thee rejoice. 2 Uphold me in the doubtful race,
Nor suffer me again to stray; Strengthen my feet, with steady pace
Still to press forward in thy way; My soul and flesh, O Lord of might, Fill, satiate, with thy heavenly light. 3 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears;
Give to my heart chaste, hallowed fires; Give to my soul, with filial fears,
The love that all heaven's host inspires; That all my powers, with all their might, In thy sole glory may unite. 4 Thee will I love, my joy, my crown;
Thee will I love, my Lord, my God;
Or smile, thy scepter or thy rod.
Johann A. Scheffler. Ir. by J. Wesley.
His blood cleanseth from all sin.
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The day of liberty draws near!
appear : The Lord will to his temple come; Prepare your hearts to make him room. 2 Ye all shall find, whom in his word
Himself hath caused to put your trust,
Is ever to his promise just;
of fearful hearts, be strong! Your downcast eyes and hands lift up! Ye shall not be forgotten long;
Hope to the end, in Jesus hope ! Tell him ye wait his grace to prove; And cannot fail, if God is love.
480 The sealing and sanctifying Spirit. L. P. M.
grace, Thy goodness and thy truth we praise, Thy goodness and thy truth we prove; Thou hast, in honor of thy Son, The gift unspeakable sent down,
Spirit of life, and power, and love. 2 Send us the Spirit of thy Son, To make the depths of Godhead known,
To make us share the life divine: Send him the sprinkled blood to apply; Send him our souls to sanctify,
And show and seal us ever thine. 3 So shall we pray, and never cease; So shall we thankfully confess
Thy wisdom, truth, and power, and love;