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5 “Whate'er is carnal, thro' thy grace Thou hast, till yielding up thy breath, In me be mortify'd ;
Unheard-of pains sustained, Thus clothed in thy righteousness Inr soul and body felt our death, I shall in thee abide,"
And life for us regained.
2 O what a privilegie is this, T. 185.
That 'man; tho’ fall’n by nature, He who striveth for sanctification,
May thro' thy grace know what it is
To be a happy creature; And is unrenewid in heart,
Heald, by thy stripes and wounds, Feeling yet a secret condemnation,
i from sin Since with sin he still takes part; And Satan's pow'r released, He who hath not yet in Christ believed, Filld with thy love and peace within, Pardon in his blood and peace received; And thus to new life raised ! Hath not found that holiness
3 Thou chosest us to show thy praise Which adorns a child of grace.
In all our conversation, 2 But how happy is the soul thatcleayeth As witnesses of blood-bought grace,
To the Friend of sinners poor; Each in his call and station : And with humble confidence believeth This is our cov'nant's only ground My diseases he can cure;"
To yield thee soul and body, Such a one, tho' e'er so vile by nature, In life and death to thee we're bound, Tho' throughout a spoil'd and wretch And for thy service ready. ed creature,
4 How precious are thy thoughts of Mourning.on account of sin,
peace Is by Jesus' blood made clean.
O'er us, if but attained !
O may we steadfast run our race,
Till we the crown have gained.
Grant we may never fall asleep, WHO, thro' Christ's blood, remission
But in faith persevering Of all
' his sins hath gain'd, Our lamps may always burning keep, And without intermission
Until thy blest appearing,
488*. T. 185. And in his conversation
WITH new life endow'd by Christ Shows forth his matchless praise.
our Saviour, 2 Our pleasure and our duty,
Might we to this world be dead; Tho' opposite beforė,
That great prize to gain be our endeavor, Since we have seen his beauty
Purchas'd when for us he bled ; Are join'd to part no more; .
Filled with his love, may we adore him, It is our highest pleasure,
Thinking, speaking,acting as before him No less than duty's call,
Being to his gracious mind To love him beyond measure,
Ever willingly resign'd. And serve him with our all.
2 May we all be ever so disposed
In our hearts, by day and night,
As when this life's period being closed, 487.
We to him shall take our flight; THOU, Jesus! more than thirty years Oras when,releas'd from condemnation, In deep bumiliation
We receiv'd the seal of our salvation, Hastliv'd on earth, thy pray'rs and tears And obtained, thro' his blood,
Have purchas'd our salyation ; Happiness and peace with God!
489. T. 126. O hear my petition, and let me with
Let no distrust take place ; .
2 O that I might stil more enjoy
The blessed fruits of all thy passion;
Thy merits to my soul apply,
And let me share thy great salvation;
O hear my petition, &c.
3 Let me in all things conqu’ror prove, And thus become one spirit
Deliver me from sin's infection;
Preserve me in thy sacred love,
As well in joy as in affliction
O hear my petition, &c.,
I ASK not honor, pomp or praise,
By worldly men esteem'd,
I wish from sin's deceitful ways.
soul redeem'd. To grow into thy likeness,
2 I wish, as faithful christians do, And live unto thy praise.
Dear Lord, to live to thee,
And by my words and walk to show,
That thou hast dy'd for me.
3 O grant me thro' thy precious blood,
Renew my heart, O Lamb of God, Preserve my soul and body sound. ' Thus shall my works thee praise. 2 The blood-sweat trickling down thy.
493. T. 14:
BESPRINKLE with thy blood, my
heart, My everlasting strength remain,
Jesus, Son of God;
And take away whate'er thy grace 3. The water flowing from thy side,
Hath hitherto withstood.
And carnal nature's strife;
O may I henceforth only thirst
3 Waters of life hence may I draw, Secure my soul from ev'ry harm. And never more depart;
My ardent longing is, O Lord, -491,* T. 102.
• Fix at this spring my heart." ; CHRIST crucify'd! my soul by faith 4 Alas, with shame I own that oft
With thee desires to be united ; I've turn'd away from thee;
To thy communion I'm invited. Remain eternally.
494.* T. 580. 3 Lead us so that we may honor
Thee, the Lord oor Righteousness, JESUS, thyself to us reveal, And bring fruit to thee, the Donor Grant that we may not only feel Of all gospel-truth and graee,
Some dawnings of thy grace,
497.* T. 23. 2 O let us always think thee near, To that Lord, who unconstrained As near unto us as the air
Death's dire pangs for us sustained, Which constantly we breathe ;
May we all in our small measure Thus will from all we think or do
Willingly give joy and pleasure. To thee unfeigned praises flow;
For thine we are in life and death. 2 May our mind and whole behavior”. 3 Jesus, thou fain wouldst have us be Bear resemblance to our Saviour,
And his sanctifying merit
Hallow body, soul and spirit.
Love God with all thy heart, and
soul, and mind; O LORD GOD Holy Ghost, To friend and foe be just, and true, As sure as Christ's I am,
and kind; So sure am I in him
Be meek and patient, humble, sober, With thee in close communion;
chaste; Might my whole walk proclaim
In these good ways be constant to the With Christ a blessed union,
last. The pardon'd sinner's frame, A mind to his conform'd;
2 And when thou hast done all, then
humbly cry: 2 The genuine mind of Christ,
« An useless, sinful servant, Lord, Proceeding from a heart Engaged with his cross,
My strength and grace come from the Blest theme of meditation !
Holy Ghost, Deriving all delight
My Saviour's merits are my only From Jesus' great salvation;
boast," Supported day and night With peace and joy divine, . 496.
499.* JESUS, by thy Holy Spirit O THOU, whose human life for us May we all instructed be;
Did happiness obtain; Sanctify us by the merit
Thou who, expiring on the cross Of thy blest humanity.
God's image didst regain;
Lord, our thoughts and actions sway, By thy humanity;
'Tis good for man to be!
500. t. 586.
O JESUS, were we thro' thy graće,
In all respects fort'd to thy praise,
Become a sinless man for me? Did we but wake and sleep to thee,
Trusting in thy direction.
Where'ere we are ;
Might, dear Saviour;-our behavior,
Always be to thee well-pleasing.
503. * T. 580.
THY law, O Lord, be my delight,
My gracious King, thy statutes write
In my untoward heart;
Thy pow'r divine afford me grace
To love thee, and to walk thy ways,
And never from thee to depart.
XXVII. Of Humility, Simplicity, and Growth in Grace. 504.
2 Reflecting how our Lord and Head,
When ris'n, bis fois'wers visited,
Most wretched should I be, Which; without sight, we may possess.
3 Commúning with the Lamb of God, Was shed for worthless me : Nought could console me in distress, And walk in true humility,
With heart-telt gratitude we're bow'd:
As Christ's disciples constantly.
Mỹ poverty to know;
Can nothing do, rejoiceth me:
For all the grace thou 'dost bestow,
I fain my gratitude would show.
2 Tho’weak and poor, I am thine own; And for this precious Pearl may. I
All praise to thee is due alone,
That thou, when humbly I appear
Fore thee in mercy drawest near!
3 When pride would stir within my
4,0 keep me contrite, low and poor! 2 His loving-kindness those shall richThus shall I praise thee evermore.
ly share, Myself thrice blessed I can call, Who at a loss, and ready to despair, When I am nought, and thou my All. Retire in secret, pray him for relief,
And consolation to assuage their grief.
3 To those the Lord will deign his
teaching mild, Or heaven's kingdom win, Who gladly listen to the meanest But those who little children
child, And as such enter in.
And from experience willingly allow, 2 The high and mighty ones the Lord That they are learners, and but little
T. 14. 3 O may I with submissiveness,
HAPPY the man whose highest Good Dear Lord, be taught by thee;
Is Christ invariably; To thee obedience show thro'
He shows his love and gratitude
grace, And learn humility.
By true humility.
2 In weakness pow'r divine he gains, 4 Jesus, I humbly thee implorė, Grant me thy Spirit's light,
He dwells in peace and rest;
And owns with filial confidence: That he may teach me evermore,
Lord, what thou dost is best." And guide my steps aright. 5 A lowly mind impart to me,...
3.6 For thou art gracious, wise and
good, According to my pray'r;
Thou know'st how help t' afford, Since those who know iheir poverty, The time when it should be bestow'd: To the Most High are near.
Thy goodness be ador'd.”
Go, ye flatt'ring visions, 7 Therefore, my soul, delight no more He who lowly minded
Honors, wealth and lusts :
In our Saviour trusts,
Rich in grace, is blessed,
Freed from anxious care;
Heaven's kingdom share.
T. 583 WHEN simplicity we cherish,
Then the soul is full of light:
But that light will quickly vanish, grace, Who, while his gifts they share with
When of Jesus we lose sight. thankfulness,
2 He who nought but Christ desireth, Glory in their infirmities, and boast
He whom nothing else can cheer'. Ofnothing but his grace wherein they But the joy which he inspireth, trust,
Lending to his voice an ear;