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When once the sin-sick soul 14 Oh if your hearts but upright are, For grace hath panted,

Not one among you need despair ;
By Christ we're render'd whole, Your sinfulness is great 'tis true,
To us is granted,

But grace can conquer sip in you,
That we a heav'nly life
May here be leading ;

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In union with our Lord
Each step proceeding.

ALL of us, we know, not one excepted,

Are by nature, vile and base; He who without delay

If we feel it not that we're corrupted To Jesus turneth,

And quite spoil'd, the worse our With confidence doth pray,

case; And humbly mourneth,

But doth sin, in thought or deed comDoth certainly receive

mitted, (O boundless favor!)

Make us mourn and

pray

to be acquitForgiveness of his sins

ted, From Christ our Saviour.

We, because the Lamb was slain, 4. If we, with uprightness,

Pardon in his blood may gain. 'Fore him discover Our wants; then our distress

817.* Will soon be over; He'll cure most graciously

MIGHT we unto our Saviour Our worst diseases,

Lift up our hearts with fervor, And fill us constantly

Each day, and pray for grace With thanks and praises.

T' obtain a true sensation

Of Jesus' great salvation,
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And of our fall and sinfulness!
JESUS hath procur'd salvation

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T. 166. For mankind in ev'ry station : Ev'ry youth who loves our Saviour O MIGHT we all Christ's name con Imitates his chaste behavior.

fess 2 If we, when by guilt oppressed,

In our whole conversation, Look to Christ, our Pattern blessed,

And each one through our Saviour's He will graciously direct us,

grace,

Be faithful in his station ; And from ev'ry sin protect us.

Might in our very looks be seen 815. T. 22.

That we, thro Jesus' merit, DEAR youths, Othat ye all but knew Are humble, steady, chaste and clean,

And guided by his Spirit!
How Jesus burns in love to you,
Is deeply mov'd by your distress,
And pities your great sinfulness !

819 T. 58. 2 His ears are open night and day, WHAT glorious pattern for the heart He hears whene'er to him you pray: and mind, He watcheth closely all you do,

o Jesus, doth each true believer find Yea, all your thoughts and reas’nings too. In thy words and actions, and whole 3 Whene'er a youth bemoans bis case, behavior! And weeps to him for saving grace, We pray thee, grant unto our youth He's wash'd in Jesus' precious blood, the favor

To follow thee. And made a happy child of God.

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C. For unmarried Men. 12 O let us all press, from this day,

Towards the mark before us placed : 820. T. 590.

With tears beseech him, that he may

Imprint in us his image blessed; How shall a young man cleanse his To look to him be our employ, way?

That soul and body in him joy ; By follwing close his word

May his death's pow'r us so replenish, Who once on earth a young man was, That sin and its allurements vanish; Jesus, our God and Lord:

In joy and pain we then shall find His word is spirit, and is pow'r; In him alone true peace of mind.

True life doth flow from him ; Our food his sacred flesh, our drink

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T. 185. His blood, that healing stream.' BRETHREN, 'tis but meet to render 2 We now no longer need remain praises Fast bound in chains of sin;

To Immanuel, our Lord ; Whoe'er believes, is free indeed,

Who to bless his children never ceases, And by his word made clean: Since to favor they're restord; Since Jesus on th' accursed cross 'Midst a sense of our own imperfection,

The pow'r of sin did quell, We can magnify that free election When sin disorders us, we look Of his grace, by which we stand To him, and soon grow

well. 'Mongst his flock, his chosen band. 3 Ye chosen people of the Lord, 2 Yes, we feel indeed our own demerit

Which Jesus' pow'r displays,. And our imperfections great; If in obedience to his word

Had we not been led by Jesus' Spirit, You're render'd clean through grace; Never could we thus have met: His dying love be yet impress’d We deserv'd eternal condemnation,

More clearly on each heart ! But his death procured our salvation: And whether you're at work or rest, And since we've experienc'd this,

To love him be your part! We're determin’d to be his. 4 Ye purchas'd souls, Christ's happy

823.* T. 166. Aock, Be to his will resign'd,

DEAR brethren, let us take to heart And gladly offer up to him

The teaching of the Spirit;
Your body, soul and mind: He'll ev'ry grace to us impart,
O! if the bleeding Lamb of God, Which Jesus Christ did merit;
Who dy'd us to redeem,

Who, by all he hath done and said But calls, who can his call withstand !

In his humiliation, ...,
Who would not follow him! Hath boundless blessings merited,

And sanctify'd our station.
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824. T.45. :? BRETHREN, by Jesus Christ belov'd, THEE God's own Son-with joy we

First with attention be it weighed,
Whether his mind ours always prov'd,
And how our conduct this displayed; 'Heav'n and earth do not afford

To be our dearest Brother;
Whether we have in thought and word,

Like to thee another. Shown forth the praises of our Lord; If countless gifts from him received 2 But, Oh! might wé-such brethren be, So undeservd, have this achieved, Of whom thou'rt not ashamed; That in the world we know of none Might, by all we do, thy grace To cheer our hearts, but him alone: Loudly be proclaimed.

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828. T. 185. JESUS, we now devote to thee

To thy brethren ever be propitious, Qur body, soul, and spirit,

In our hearts thy love reveal. Since thou to us prosperity

Grant that we may follow thee, Lord Impartest throthy merit, In thought und deed we wish to be

Fill our souls with ardent zeal, Like thee, that each who sees us

To proclaim to many a beathen nation May in us some resemblance see, Thy atoning death for our salvation : Of our great Pattern, Jesus. Grant us, Jesus, to increase

Both in number and in grace. 826. T. DEAREST brethren :: be this our D.; For Girls.

desire Thatour Saviour :ll: us with love inspire,

829.*. T. 14. By his cross, his wounds and pain OUR Lord and Saviour doth attend May we all true freedom gain, To all our tears and sighs, Then to serve him :fl: he'll of us require. And us his maidens will defend 2 Chains of darkness, :11: wherewith From vain perplexities. men are bound,

2 Blest Mary, with a cheerful voice, Now are broken,:||: anda help is found;

To all around declar'd: They, who gladly would be free 5;

“In God my Saviour I rejoice, May by Christ deliver'd be ;

For he my sighs hath heard. This to sinners :/): is a joyful sound.

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The Lord hath highly favor'd me; 3Noughtbut blessings:llche for us intends

His handmaid's low estate And his mercy :ll never, never ends; He hath regarded graciously, Let us look unto the cross,

1: Where he dy'd to ransom us,

The poor he doth elate." On that off’ring :l]: faith alone depends. 4 Thus all who wait upon the Lord, 4. As thy chosen, :ll blood-bought

And seek for peace and rest, property,

In him, according to his word, We'll know nothing, :|: slaughter'd

Shall be consol'd and blest. Lamb, but thee;

5 We're poor and needy; but thro' Thou shalt be our Lord and God,

grace, And redemption in thy blood

His Spirit teachéth us Shallour doctriue :fl: to all nations be. To look, with all our sinfulness,

In faith to Jesus' cross. 827.

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6 When simply we obey his voice, YE brethren, sav'd by Jesus' blood !

And to our Lord appeal,
Let us prepare to serve our God, In God our Saviour we rejoice,
Remember our Redeemer's toil,

Since pard'ning grace we feel.
Supply our lamps of faith with oil;
Tohim devote ourselves each day anew 7 Most gracious Saviour ! to confide
With souland body,for they are his due.

In thee, O grant us grace;

Preserve all from self and pride, 2 Then let us rise and serve the Lord,

That bane of happiness.
Go when he calls, proclaim the word
Of his atonement far and near, 18 Meekness, and true humility
Count not our lives for him too dear,

Unto us all impart;
Declare to negros, savages and slaves, Yea, by thy merits sanctify
That Jesus'blood the vilest sinners saves. And render pure each heart,

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12 Then, rénew'd by grace, the heart

desireth BLESS'D are they whose meditation To be Jesus' property; Is directed oft by faith

Yea his dying love our souls inspireth To their Saviour's incarnation,

Him to love most fervently; Human life and painful death. We remain his maidens poor and 2 Bless'd are they, who as poor sinners needy, Gain from Jesus life and

Yet to give him joy are ever ready,

grace; Tho' they be but young beginners, Thinking always how we may

And by nature vile and base. Love unfeign'd to him display. 3 Blessed, who are ever ready

833. T. 56. Him to follow cheerfully, Who took, in a virgin's body,

O BE mindful:: of us gracious Lord, For our sake, humanity.

'Midst our weakness :: aid to us af

ford; 4 Blessed they, who live to Jesus,

Human frailty well thou know'st; Who to him their hearts devote,

We of nothing else can boast Wishing to show forth bis praises ;

But the blessings :: which thy death Truly blessed is their lot!

procur'd. 2 Lord, assist us :/: in the needful hour,

In temptation :: grant us help and UNTO thee, most gracious Saviour, pow'r;

We ourselves anew commend ! We in thee alone confide,
Look on us in grace and favor, In this world be thou our Guide,

To our pray’rs and wants attend; Keep us humble, :fl: and in spirit poor. Grant us all a tender feeling

3 From each rival: 11:0 deliver us, Of thy love and gracious dealing,

Make us willing :||

: to take up our cross; That our hearts may truly be

Our diseases kindly heal; Fill'd with fervent love to thee.

To our hearts thy love rereal; 2 This alone can keep us steady All besides thee ://: may we count but In the simple path of grace,

dross. And when any thing seems ready To disturb our happiness,

834. T. 168. Lord, in mercy us deliver,

BLESSED are we, if believing
Yea protect and keep us ever
From the world and sin secure,

In the Lord our Righteousness,
And in soul and body pure!

And in lowliness receiving

From his fulness grace for grace;

When we find in him salvation, 832. T. 185. Happiness and consolation, WHEN bemoaning our undone

And obey the Shepherd's voice; dition,

Then we truly can rejoice. Weeping for redeeming grace, 2 Tho' we feel that'soul and body We with heart-felt and sincere con Are corrupt and void of good, trition

Yet the Lord is ever ready
Pant for peace and happiness, To apply his cleansing blood;
Which is only found by faith in Jesus, With our weaknesses he beareth,
Who was slain, from sorrow toreleaseus, All our pray'rs he kindly heareth,
We find then most
certainly

And we daily may

increase Life, and true felicity.

In his knowledge and in grace.

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E. For unmarried Women, 14 If wethy rich forgiveness daily prove,

This will unite us, Lord, to thee in love, 835.* T. 185.

O make us all devoted unto thee; WOULD you know the grace and Let us thychaste and faithful virgins be. peace enjoyed

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T. 16.
By a child of God, thro' faith;
See a virgin, who alone employed

HAPPY they, who oft for Jesus
With her Saviour and his death,

Weep, from need as well as love, Vanity and worldly ways despiseth, They experience him propitious, While the converse with her Lord she

And his favor richly prove. prizeth,

2 Happy they, who are excited, And thus, on this side the grave, Him to follow ev'ry where, Foretaste sweet of heav'n may have. And are with his ways delighted, 2 Therefore, this be our concernforever,

He to such is truly dear.
Since we're with this knowledge blest, 3 Happy is each virgin's station
To have oureternal Bridegroom's favor, Whom he kindly owns as his,

Then we find true peace and rest; And, who counts his great salvation But indeed it is from each expected, As her highest good and bliss. That the heart be by his grace, directed, 4 Happy she, who finds in Jesus Nor have

any
other aim,

All her wishes satisfy'd;
Than to love the slaughter'd Lamb. Ah, to her how dear and precious
3 Happy they who feel the healing power

Is that Friend who for her dy'd! Of Christ's blood in ev'ry case!

838. May we follow him, and seek each hour

BLEST To preserve ourselves thro' grace;

are they, who human nature May the virtue of our Saviour's passion, But' who know each fallen creature

Feel as vile, corrupt and base,
Sanctify our walk and conversation ;
We ourselves to him commend,

May be heald by Jesus' grace. May his aim with us be gain'd. 2 Mourning souls are truly blessed,

They that seek will surely find;
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Jesus comforts the distressed,

To the contrite he is kind. WE virgins, who enjoy our Saviour's

3 Christthe Bread, that came from heagrace,

[express :

Doth the hungry soul revive, (ven, Are happier far than words can e'er Jesus, the Bridegroom of our souls, Unto those who thirst, is given

Water from the well of life. supplies Our wants, and soul and body sanctifies. 4 Blest are they, who, thro' his favor,

Are in heart here purify'd; 2 His love produceth love; constrain'd

They shall once behold our Saviour thereby, Our sole intention is to yield him joy.

Who by faith in him abide. When in our hearts his love is shed 5 Blest are they, who in his merits abroad,

[God. Have a share, tho' here despis’d, We then, like Mary, favor find with All is theirs; what flesh inherits 3 Lord, may thy love with gratitude

They renounce, he's only priz’d. inspire

6 Blest are they, who, foll'wing Jesus, Our souls, and to thy name beour desire! Virgins are in deed and truth; We thee intreat to form us to thy praise, They have cause to give him praises ; And all that's carnal wholly to erase.

Both the aged and the youth.

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