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4 Give me what thy own mind decrees, 659.*
T. 185. And what thy children must possess, SINCE our Saviour call'd us to inherit If they shall serve thee with success : A neck which with thy yoke agrees.
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 faIf 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,
Till in Christ we're perfected. 6 Give me an inly cheerful heart, Besprinkled with thy blood, made clean: 2 Faithful Lord, my only joy 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
est Treasure, 7 Grant me to know thy blessed ways;
To adore, serve and obey ; With all both joy and grief to share;
Tho' I in myself am weak and feeble, And lips thy mercy to declare To all that mourning seek thy face.
Yet I trust thy grace will me enable,
By obedience to thy will 658.*
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: care.
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'rful 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 Unless-thy grace
And grantest us thy blessing. aim, That we, thy servants, may
Sway our nature,-ev'ry creature
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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 thychildrenare brought thro',.
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,
2 With mouth and hand I give to thee 665.*
Myself as thy own booty, T'increase each talent thou gav'st me
O MAY the witness-spirit rest, Shall be my pleasant duty;
Lord, on thy congregation, O let my soul ne'er moved be
May godly zeal inspire each breast From thee, my faithful Saviour;
To publish thy salvation; Both late and early show to me
We gladly promise faithfulness
To do what we are able; Thy mercy and thy favor.
Sufficient is for us thy grace,
Which doth support the feeble. 662. LORD, grant us, tho' deeply abased
T. 166. with shame,
O LORD, we highly magnify With true christian courage, to act in And bless thy saving Jesus' name: thy name;
The love that prompted thee to die May we in thy blessed work always We will to all mankind proclaim; abound,
Thou bidst the sparks of grace arise, And let with success all our labor be
lifeless heart; crown'd.
Thou hear'st the needy sinner's cries, 2 Give grace, that as brethren we And pardon freely dost impart. join hands in love,
2 If we are to thy cause but true, Engaging to thee ever faithful to
Upright, obedient to thy will, prove, Where'er lo thy service appointed we
Enabling grace thou wilt bestow,
Thy thoughts of peace in us fulfil. stand,
In all things we may trust thy grace, To sow, or to reap, at thy call and
And rest on thy almighty arm; command.
Keep thou our souls in constant peace,
And shelter us from ev'ry harm. T. 22. IN mercy, Lord, this grace bestow,
667.* T. 22. That in thy service I may do, IN
our short warfare here below, With gladness and a willing mind,
May our experience daily show, Whatever is for me assign'd.
That in our weakness, thro' thy aid, 2 Grant I, impelled by thy love, Thy strength divine is perfected. In smallest things may faithful prove; 2 Without thy blessing how could we Till I depart, I wish to be,
Be servants pleasing unto thee? Devoted wholly unto thee.
But we can by experience sing,
Thy word hath pow'r and fruit doth 664.* T. 155
bring. FIT us for thy service, Lord,
3 Ah, could we preach in ev'ry place
Our Saviour's boundless love and grace, Each one in thy congregation,
That thousands who are yet enslay'd, In his station ; Set thou us in ev'ry place
Might in these gospel-times be sav'd ! To thy praise;
4 There's but a small beginning made, Make us in thy service stable, The earth is still o'ercast with shade: Willing, lively, faithful, able, Break forth, thou Sun of righteousness, Till in thee we end our race.
And spread thy all-enliv'ning rays!
5 Whene'er we to mankind proclaim 3 O Lord, before us go;
Our weakness well thou know'st,
Of nothing we can boast
And know, thou art our Lord!
5 Let our beginnings be
Aided, O Lord, by thee;
The things which purpos’d are
Forgive whate'er is wrong,
6 Our weak endeavors bless,
And crown them with success. creature; With old and young thy gracious aim Who shall thy work despise ? obtain ;
A tool that's us'd by thee
Can wonders do, we see, Thy pray’rs and tears can never plead
in vain. ? Thy glorious gospel spread thro'
670.* 1.97 ev'ry nation,
THE Lord himself gave forth the word, Give us an open door, thy saving name We preach most gladly Christ the Lord. In the most distant regions to proclaim, May thousands, Lord, thy voice obey, With pow'r and with the Spirit's de- And turn to thee without delay; monstration;
To those who hear us grant an open ear, And grant us joyfully to feed by faith And when we point thee out, do thou In peace upon the merits of thy death.
2 'Tis the desire of all our hearts 669. T. 74
That, in the earth's remotest parts, THINK on our brethren, Lord,
The love of God to all mankind Who preach the gospel-word
Be preach'd to heathen base and blind; In spirit free and bold,
For Jesus saves from sin all who believe, In hanger, heat, and cold:
And th offer'd pardon in his blood re
ceive. Thou art their Strength and Shield, Help them to win the field. 2 Give as an open door, And spirit, grace and pow'r,
As 'twas of old, we now may trace, To tell what thou hast done
In these most blessed times of grace, For mankind to atone,
How the reviving gospel-sound That thus in ev'ry place
Of blood-bought grace is spreading We may declare thy grace.
671. T. 97 .
We see with joy the work of God in- 2 O might we clearly trace,
In these blest times of crease,
grace, And thousands who thro' Jesus find re- 'Mongst the brethren's people, lease,
In each a willingness
To be the Lord's disciple, 2 We see in hearts as cold as ice The Sun of Righteousness arise,
To spend life and blood And that his all-enliv'ning rays
In the cause of God. :/: Of Satan's slaves make sons of grace,
674.* T. 206, Who are increasing daily more and LET the world hear ! ://s
more, And who the slaughter'd Lamb with God's Son and Heir,
Who to us came, us adore.
And hore :ll: our sin and shame, 3 Great is the harvest, truly great ; Who liv'd among his own :ll: Saviour of all ! we thee intreat, Unknown, To send forth lab’rers, who with joy Despis'd and mean,—and then was Of thy atonement testify,
slain, And to prepare
witnesses, The ransom HE :: Who from experience may proclaim For all the world and me. :/:
2 Hereby we stand, ::
With life in hand,
Us help afford
In ev'ry land; :: Throughout the earth its beams dis- The Lord will by us stand. :: plays;
675, * T: 583 Nations, that never heard of thee, Thy great salvation shout to see,
O LORD, command us what we are
to do, 3 That mystery from
Where thou wilt call us we desire to go, God, by his Spirit, hath reveald,
Because thy orders do imply success, That heav'nly thrones and pow'rs To break thro' roads we else could might know
never pass. God's wisdom by the church below. 4 Tho hated, tho' despis’d and mean, where Satan bears the sway in hea
2 May many wild uncultivated parts, Yet while we on thy mercy lean, Let nations rage, let devils roar,
thens' hearts, We will confess thee evermore,
Bear fruit abundantly to thee, O Lord,
And thousands be converted by thy 673. *
word. T. 121.
676.* T. 90. YE people of the Lord, Be still, and trust his word,
CHRIST JESUS is that precious grain Bring your supplications
Which fell into the ground and dy'd, 'Fore him with one accord,
Now since he for our sins was slain, That many
heathen nations He doth no more alone abide, May his word receive,
But, for the travail of his soul, And in him believe. :ll:
His seed appears from pole to pole.
677.* T. 79. 'Midst tempests and billows, and thro'
deserts Go, witness of the suff'ring The seeds of the gospel 'mongst heaOf Christ, who as our offring
then to sow.
T. 590. And spread his gospel far and near.
LORD, to thy people aid dispense, 678.*
Their Shield and Portion be,
And let their lives the world convince YE who know the Lord,
That they belong to thee:
Extend thy help to distant parts,
Thy servants send to call, Still to many a heathen nation;
Reveal thy grace to heathens' hearts; Joyfully proclaim
Thy grace extend to all.
681. T. 195. WITH fire and with spirit endow'd LORD GOD, our Salvation ! ev'ry moment,
Let thy grace and favor
Be our blessed function;
Purchas'd by thy passion.
XXXIII. Hyınns for Festival Days and solemn Meetings. 682.* T. 22.
OWN thy congregation,
In thy holy name;
thy praise :
Look upon thy people,
Whom thou by thy blood
Hast in love redeemed,
And brought nigh to God. 3 Till we with angels join to sing Eternal praise to thee, our King ;
2 Thou hast kindly led us Till we behold thy face most bright,
For these many years,
Ah! accept our praises,
And our grateful tears ;