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6 He prospers all his servants' toils, | That each beholder may in ds
Thy image clearly trace,
And in our words and walk discern
Thy precious gospel spread, of him, amidst reproach and shame, That for the travail of thy soul With joy our testimony bear.
Thou may'st behold thy seed;
With genuine love to Christendow'd, Increase the number still
* Thanks, Jesus, for thy sacred blood,
That precious healing stream, give, Their wealth and life for Christ te- That virtue is of no avail,
However good it seem ; sign,
Which takes not hence its rise : For him they gladly die or live.
Thy blood were else of no effect, 8 What can we offer thee, O Lord ? That blood' of so great price.
How worthily set forth thy praise ? Fain would we preach thy saving word,
5 Lord, by thy Spirit us prepare And dying love in ev'ry place;
To follow thy command; In thee believe, thee love and serve ;
To execute thy utmost aim; To thee our life, our all we owe,
And in thy presence stand, Who dost ʼmidst danger us, preserve,
As servants willing to be us’d, And mercies numberless bestow,
Who in thy work delight,
And offer freely praise and pray'rg: 9 may our lives thy pow'r proclaim, As incense, day and night.
Thy grace for ev'ry sinner free, That thousands still may know thy name,
6 Herető we cheerful
Amen! Humbly adore and worship thee;
We have this truth avow'd, Open a door, which earth and hell
That we in spirit, body, soul,
Are bound to serve our God
our hearts, Among us, and our fruit remain.
And conquer'd us by love;
To him we have engag'd ourselves,
O may we faithful prove !
T. 9o. Who art thou ! who can right describe
Thy great and glorious name! PRAISE be to God the Holy Ghost, And who are we, that we should take Who Jesus in the heart displays, This mighty task in hand!
That he the num'rous faithful host We helpless sinners, base and vile: Of blest departed witnesses,
Sure we must blushing stand, Who now in heav'n are perfected, 2 There hast thou us,most graciousKing! To Christ by his instruction led.
To thee our hearts are bound ! 2 Christ crucify'd we own as God, Our knowledge yet extends not far, Tho' we were scorn'd by all manO grant us deeper ground:
He is our Motto most ayow'd;
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THE doctrine of our dying Lord,
The faith he on mount Calv'ry seald,
We sign, asserting ev'ry word
He, whom his nation still disown, As truth divine, and curs'd are they
"All who are as his foll’wers known, 2 We stedfastly this truth maintain,
That none is righteous, no not one;
That in the Lamb, for sinners slain,
We're justify'd by faith alone;
Christ and his righteousness receive,
As ineffectual, and confess,
Whoe'er thereon doth place his trust,
And not on Jesus, will be lost,
The fulness of the Three in One,
His life, death, righteousness and blood,
Our faith's foundation is alone,
Of grace first self-experienc'd be; Our theme to all eternity.
5 On him we'll venture all we have, Yourselves be reconcil'd and free:
Our lives, our all to him we owe;
None else is able us to save,
Noughtbutthe Saviour will weknow; 7 We join the ransom'd church of God, This we subseribe with heart and hand, His blood-bought, blood-besprinkled Resolv'd thro' grace thereby to stand, train,
6 This now with heav'n's resplendent To publish the good news abroad,
of Jesus' saving death and blood;
We loud like many waters join,
Upon his arm they lean in peace,
O GLORIOUS Master of thy house,
Thou know'st the thoughts of ev'ry
breast, 9 In life they witness this, with pow'r To thee each servant gladly goes,
That strikes and fastens in the heart, Like Noah's dove, for peace and rest, And when this mortal period's o'er, Indeed the waters overflow.
And they in peace to Christ depart, The world all o'er, and us withstand; Their dying looks, serene and fạir, Few will our mind and purpose know, Bears witness that they christians are. Few comprehend thy blest command,
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2 But we can hope thy word and grace | But Jesus, thro' his tender care, Will soften many a heart of stone;
Which is at all times present, What means can help the human race? Revives the weary
traveller The same which our poor hearts Again by ways more pleasant.
2 0 thou the sole defence and aid Tho'carnal reason stand to faith
Of all the weak and feeble, Oppos'd, the wounded conscience Thou strong support in time of need,
flies To the blest doctrine of thy death,
And Saviour of thy people :
Uphold us, Lord, most pow'rfully, And all-atoning sacrifice.
With thy divine assistance, 3 Thy pow'rful presence, Lord, display, And grant us constant victory Or else in vain the sun we see ;
When meeting with resistance. Thou art our life, our truth, our way, 13 We offer gladly unto thee
We have no comfort, but in thee: Our' spirit, soul and body :
Where'er obedient to thy, call And loyalty most steady ;
Nor leave thy work unfinish'd;
Thy servants many conquests gain,
Tho'in appearance vanquish'd.
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grace, 2 Shall I, to soothe th’unholy throng ? Pour fire and spirit on thy witnesses, Soften thy truth, and smooth my tongue? Preaching thy salvation, by love conTo gain earth's gilded toys, or flee strained : The cross endur'd, my God, by thee! Thus thousands more for thee shall still 3 No, fearless l'll in deed and word
By thy blest word, Witness of thee, my gracious Lord; 2 O may thy ransom'd people ev'ry My life and blood I here present,
where If for thy truth they may be spent. Of this great truth forever witness bear, Ą For this let men revile my name,
That whoe'er believeth in Chțist's reNo cross I shun, I fear no shame;
demption I no reproach nor suff'rings dread,
May find free grace, and a complete Is Christ with me, I'm not afraid.
exemption From serving sin,
3 Ourelders and allother servants bless, 5 Give me thy strength, O God of
To all their undertakings give success : pow'r; Then let winds blow, or thunders roar,
Gracious Lord, afford them thy SpiI need not fear by sea or land,
rit's unction, For thou, my God, wilt by me stand.
That they may faithfully fulfil the
function, To which they're calld.
4 Grant none among us may inactive be,
Enable us to serve thee cheerfully, WE often, in our course thro' time, Render thou successful each step and Have rugged roads to travel ;
action, Faith's fortitude must sometimes climb, Which we perform, Lord, under thy And paths uneven level;
direction, And in thy name.
5 Let more unto thy church collected
The needful gifts and unction,
That with due faithfulness
They may discharge their function;
May punctually be done; 653.* T. 14.
And with success, when wrought,
Their work vouchsafe to crown,
2 We pray thee, bless them all,
In their important call, 2 We thee intreat with one accord:
To serve thee, gracious Saviour;
Thou list'nest to our pray’is,
And surely wilt uphold
Of thy redeemed fold.
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Refresh and strengthen us anew, YEwho called :/: to Christ's service are, And bless what in thy name we do. Join together:||
: both in work and pray’r; 2 O teach us all, thy perfect will
To understand, and to fulfil;
When human inisight' fails, give light;
In our employ from day to day; [stay
Thro' Jesus' merits hallow'd be.
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My heart with gratitude doth glow, Them with needful strength endow,
But adequate expressions fail. That with boldness :ll: they may thee 2 If I were free from all distress, confess,
Had to converse with none but thee, 4 May we faithful :il in our service be, Were I from ev'ry burden free, Truly careful :i: in our ministry;
Then nothing could my soul oppress; Keep us to thy church fast bound, 3 But I have trials to
thro', In the faith preserve ūs sound, And hardships oftentimes to meet: Often weeping :Il: grateful tears 'fore And, conscious of my wants, intreat thee.
Thee, Lord, to teach me what to da, Bb
4 Give me what thy own mind decrees, 659.* T. 185.
And without the unction of the Spirit 5 Give me a lowly, faithful mind, We the way to him can't trace, (vor, With patience and undauntedness; Grant us therefore, Holy Ghost, the fa'If thou my poor endeavors bless Both in doctrine and in our behavior Action and rest may
be combin'd. By thee to be taught and led, 6 Give me an inly cheerful heart,
Till in Christ we're perfected. Besprinkled with thy blood, made clean: 2 Faithful Lord, my onlyjoy and pleasure O may it in my works be seen
Shall remain, while here I stay, That thou its sole Possessor art ! Thee, my matchless Friend and higha 7 Grant me to know thy blessed ways;
est Treasure, With all both joy and grief to share;
To adore, serve and obey ; And lips thy mercy to declare
Tho’I in myself am weak and feeble, To all that mourning seek thy face.
Yet I trust thy grace will me enable,
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T. 583. All thy purpose to fulfil. SINNERS'Redeemer,gracious Lamb of God,
BODY and soul's at thy command, We thy poor children, purchas'd by And we with gladness ready stand thy blood,
To serve thy name, Lord Jesus ! With gratitude acknowledge, that we Since thy blest Spirit did explain share
Unto our hearts, why thou wast slain, Thy boundless favor and protecting Nought else on earth can please us:
O no, altho' 2 From day to day may we with rap
We are feeble--and unstable, ture feel
Thou'rt our Treasure, Thy life, thy unction, and thy Spirit's And to serve thee is our pleasure ! seal,
2 Unto ourselves no praise is due ; The pow'rfül drawings of thy love and should we even something do,
That in thy sight were pleasing, And zeal to serve thy cause with To thee we render all the praise, faithfulness.
Thou giv'st thereto enabling grace, 3 With each of us obtain thy gracious
And grantest us thy blessing.
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TAKE me into thy hands anew, 4. We feel our insufficiency, to bear Out of which none is plucked, The weighty charge committed to our By which thy children are brought thro', care ;
And servants are conducted: To thee, who dost thy people's cause Lord Jesus, lead and bless thou me defend,
In ev'ry future station, We the concerns of thy whole church That I may serve thee faithfully commend,
Until my consummation,