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.4 A heart in every thought renew'd,
And full of love divine;
A copy, Lord, of thine.
Come quickly from above;
Thy new, best name of Love.
Thy nature to my soul impart; 'Stablish with me the cov’nant new,
And stamp thine image on my heart. 2 To real holiness restored,
O let me gain my Saviour's mind; And in the knowledge of my Lord,
Fulness of life eternal find. 3 Remember, Lord, my sins no more,
That them I may no more forget; But, sunk in guiltless shame, adore,
With speechless wonder, at thy feet. 4 O’erwhelm’d with thy stupendous grace,
I shall not in thy presence move; But breathe unutterable praise,
And rapt'rous awe, and silent love. 5 Then every murm'ring thought, and vain,
Expires, in sweet confusion lost: I cannot of my cross complain,
I cannot of my goodness boast. 6 Pardon'd for all that I have done,
My mouth as in the dust I hide; And glory give to God alone,–
My God in Jesus pacified.
502 5th P. M. 4 lines 78.
All the depths of humble love. 503
L. M. Christ all in all. LTOLY, and true, and righteous Lord, II I wait to prove thy perfect will: Be mindful of thy gracious word,
And stamp me with thy Spirit's seal. 2 Open my faith's interior eye:
Display thy glory from above; And all I am shall sink and die,
Lost in astonishment and love. 3 Confound, o'erpower me by thy grace;
I would be by myself abhorr'd; All might, all majesty, all praise,
.All glory, be to Christ my Lord. 4 Now let me gain perfection's height; . Now let me into nothing fall, As less than nothing in thy sight,
And feel that Christ is all in all.
1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. The prize of our high calling. mo thee, great God of love, I bow,
| And prostrate in thy sight adore : By faith I see thee passing now :
I have, but still I ask for more :
Who now by faith approach to thee,
In Christ, the glorious Deity;
Thine image in thy Son I claim;
Till, all transform’d, I know thy name,
W Or rash, or idle, or unkind ?
This mark of true perfection find ? 2 Thy sinless mind in me reveal ;
Thy Spirit's plenitude impart; And all my spotless life shall tell
The' abundance of a loving heart. 506
L. M. Renouncing all for Christ. NOME, Saviour, Jesus, from above, U Assist me with thy heavenly grace; Empty my heart of earthly love,
And for thyself prepare the place.
2 0 let thy sacred presence fill,
And set my longing spirit free; Which pants to have no other will,
But night and day to feast on thee. 3 While in this region here below,
No other good will I pursue :
With all its glitt'ring snares, adieu. 4 That path with humble speed I'll seek,
In which my Saviour's footsteps shine, Nor will I hear, nor will I speak,
Of any other love but thine. 5 Henceforth may no profane delight
Divide this consecrated soul; Possess it thou, who hast the right,
As Lord and Master of the whole. 6 Nothing on earth do I desire,
But thy pure love within my breast; This, only this, will I require,
And freely give up all the rest.
S. M. The perfect law of love. MHE thing my God doth hate,
1 That I no more may do, Thy creature, Lord, again create,
And all my soul renew : 2 My soul shall then, like thine,
Abhor the thing unclean, And, sanctified by love divine,
Forever cease from sin.
Jesus, to me impart;
O write it on my heart!
Lord, call fulain!
4 Implant it deep within,
Whence it may ne'er remove,-
The perfect law of love. 5 Thy nature be my law,
Thy spotless sanctity;
My happy soul to thee.
Who didst for all fulfil,
Thy heavenly Father's will. 508
I My God in Christ thou art;
Till I am pure in heart:
I gain that love unknown;
By putting on thy Son.
In counsel join again,
By frail, apostate man;
Begotten from above,–
And fill'd with perfect love! 509
C. M. Cordial obedience. NOME, Lord, and claim me for thine own; U Saviour, thy right assert; Come, gracious Lord, set up thy throne,
And reign within my heart.