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XVII. Of the Surrender of the Heart to Jesus,

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Have sav'd and rescu'd me;

And how thy cleansing blood,
UNTO the Lamb of God, Apply'd unto my heart by faith,
Who to retrieve my loss,

Hath brought me nigh to God:
Became a man and dy’a for me, 6 I in the dust adore,
Upon th' accursed cross;

Amaz'd at grace so free,
Unto the Prince of Life,

Bestow'd on such a wretched worm, Who felt such racking pain,

And ask, “ How can it be, While he the vengeance due to me

That sinners base and vile Did willingly sustain:

Should be so greatly lovod, 2 To him I wholly give

Who cost thee so much pain and grief,
Myself this day anew,

And so ungrateful prov'd ??
As his reward so dearly gain'd, 7 Me thy all-seeing eye
His spoil and purchase due;

Hath kept with watchful care;
That with me he may do

Thy great compassion never fail'd, What's pleasing in his sight, Thou heardst my needy pray'ı; And from me take whate'er him grieves, This makes me firmly trust Whate'er he sees not right.

That thou wilt guide me still, ☆ How very weak I am,

And guard me safe throughout the way
My Saviour well can see,

That leads to Zion's Hill.
And how exceeding short I fall, 8 Dear Saviour, I resign
Of what I ought to be:

My worthless heart to thee;
Compassionate High-Priest,

And whether cheerful or distress'd, To thee I must appeals

Thine, thine alone I'll be: My numberless infirmities

My only aim is this O kindly haste to heal!

(O may I it fulfil !) 4 In thy most precious blood,

Thee to exalt with all my strength, Which from thy open'd yeins,

And do thy holy will. To heal my soul in plenty flow'd, I pray wash out my stains :

22. It is thy daily care,

O GOD of


l, grace and love! Thy helpless sheep to feed; Thy yearning bowels did thee move, To purify their spotted souls, To call me from death's gloomy night And gently them to lead.

Into thy own amazing light. 5 Redeemer of my soul !

2 I once was wholly dead in sin, Whene'er thereon I think,

Wholly corrupt and spoild within, How thy compassion, love and grace, The carnal mind still bore the

sway, From sin and hell's dark brink And hurry'd me a slave away.

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3 It caus'd thee pain, O Son of God, 3 Jesus cur'd my soul's infection
To see the purchase of thy blood By his suff’rings, stripes and wounds:
So deeply sunk in misery;

From his death and fesurrection,
And 'twas thy aim to set me free. Life and pow'r to me redounds;
A Thou drewest me with cords of love, Once shall heav'nly joys inherit,

I by virtue of his merit
Till thou at last didst conqu’ror prove; And ev'n here a foretaste have,
Till sin's strong pow'r thou hadst sup- of that world beyond the grave.

And till my weary soul had rest. 4 Jesus yields me delectation ;

When I'm weak he strengthens me, 5 Now, thro' thy wounds my soul hath

Sweetens all my tribulation,
Peace, righteousness, and solid ground ; His atoning death and passion

And supports me constantly:
I've now obtained, thro' thy grace,

Are the cause of my salvation;
Among thy ransom'd flock a place.

Therefore Christ shall ne'er depart 6 I thee adure, my gracious King, From my sight and from my heart. And joyful Hallelujahs sing,

5 O! I'm lost in deepest wonder, My eyes with grateful tears o'erflow,

To think he shall soon appear
For all the mercies thou dost show.

To receive me gladly yonder,
7 Faithful to thee I now engage And wipe off my ev'ry tear :
To be throughout my pilgrimage; Then my grateful songs and praises
Accept my life and soul, my King, Shall resound in heav'nly places;
Pledg'd to thy service these I bring. Here by faith to him I'll cleave,
8 Nature's reluctance over-rule, Ješus will I never leave.
My fleshly tenderness control,
O may I always have in view

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Not mine, but thy blest will to do.

We pray thee, wounded Lambof God! 9 Thus by thy pow'r I here shall be

Cleanse us in thy atoning blood!
Prepared for eternity,

Grant us by faith to view thy cross,
Walk with my God, him serve and love. Then life or death is gain to us.
Till I shall live with him above.

2 Take our poor hearts, and let them be

For ever clos'd to all but thee!
O! AT last I've found Saviour Seal thou our breasts, and let us wear

Who laid down his life for me: That pledge of love for ever there.
He (O undeserved favor)

3 What are our works but sin & death, Own'd mé as his property : Conscious of my imperfection,

Till thou thy quick’ning Spirit breathe!

Until we strength from thee derive,
I'll rely on his direction :

And in communion with thee live.
I will nothing know beside
Jesus and him crucify'd.

4 Ah, Lord! enlarge our scanty thought,

Toknow the wondersthou hastwrought; 2 Others may seek satisfaction

Unloose our stamm’ring tongues to tell
In this poor world's vanity;
Meanwhile shall my heart's affection

Thy love immense, unsearchable.
On my Saviour fixed be,

5 First-born of many brethren thou! On his meritorious sufl'ring

To thee both earth and heav'n must
And sin-expiating off'ring:
To the world I bid adieu,

Help us to thee our all to give,
Christ alone I have in view. Thine may we die, thine may we live!


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T. 580. Oh, when shall all my wand'rings end, DIDST thou, Lord Jesus, me incline, And all my wishes to thee tend | When I was lost and dead in sin, 4 Is there a thing beneath the sun,

To hear thy quick’ning voice? That strives with thee my heart to Have I obtained in thy blood

share? Redemption,and found peacewithGod? Ah! tear it thence, and be alone And do I in thy name rejoice? The spring of ev'ry motion there:

Then shall 2 O yes, I feel I am forgiv'n,


heart from earth be free, A foretaste I enjoy of heav'n

When it hath found repose in thee. Thy Spirit witness bears;

303.* By faith thy righteousness is mine, I'm well-assur'd that I am thine,

TAKE, Lord, all self from me, that I

My soul no condemnation fears.

but Christ in me may

live! 3 Yet 'fore thee, Jesus, I must own,

My vile affections crucify, : I have not this salvation known

Let not one darling lust survive : By tracing legal ways;

O may my heart to thee aşpire, No!'twas rhy pow'r rais'd me from sin, And nought on earth but thee desire. Thou didst the saving work begin;

2 Dear Lord, thy sov'reign aid impart, Thine be the glory, thine the praise,

To save me from low-thoughted care;

O banish self-will from my heart, 4 May I be faithful to thy call,

From all its latent mazes there;
Surrender unto thee my all,
Myself to thee resign;

And grant, that I may never move
When dangers threaten me around,

From the blest footsteps of thy love. Invincible

I be found,

3 Each moment draw from earth away And never from thy will decline.

My heart that humbly waits thy call: 5 Me with thy gladd’ning oil anoint; "I am thy life, ihy God, thy all."

Speak to my inmost soul and say,
The destin'd path thou dost appoint
Gladly I then shall tread;

Thy love to taste, thy voice to hear, Bedew me with a genial show'r,

Thy pow'r to prove, is all my pray’r

. Into my heart thy influence pour, And me with heav'nly manna feed.


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JESUS, thy light again I view,
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Again thy loving-kindness prove, OGop!whose love(immense in height, And all within me pants anew

In depth unfathom'd) no man knows; T' enjoy thy all reviving love: Grant unto me thy saving light, Again my thoughts to thee aspire, Inly I sigh for thy repose; Unto thy name is


desire, My heart is pain'd, nor can it be 2 But O! what off’ring shall I give At rest, till it finds rest in thee.

To thee, the Lord of earth and skies? 2 Thy gracious call invites me still, My soul and body now receive

How light thy burden is, to prove; A holy, living sacrifice; Yet I'm unsteady ; tho' my will 'Tis all I have to offer thee;

Be fix'd, yet wide my passions rove;o take me as thy property. Great hindrances obstruct the way, 3 O


I never from thee stray, I aim at thee, yet from thee stray. Or be again subdu'd by sin ; 3 Mere mercy'tis that thou hast brought Guide me, my life, my truth, my way,

My soul to seek its peace in thee; Thy blood preserve mygarmentclean, Yet while I seek, but find thee not, O let thy blood and righteousness

Alrest my wand'ring mind can't be ;| My beauty be, my glorious dress.


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Thy grace


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sire. part

, care;

Observe my ways,
Walk in the path of grace;

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Send down thy likeness from above, 2 I thank thee, that in mercy thou
Thine image, Lord, on me impress; Hast wakend me from death,
Fill me with wisdom, patience, love,

Arous'd me out of sin's deep sleep,
With purity and lowliness:

And calld to walk in faith.
These precious gifts on me bestow, 3 Complete thy work, and crown thy
That I may in thy knowledge grow.

5 O Lord, be thou my shield and

light: And listen to that small still voice,

That I may faithful prove,
Since I am call'd by thy great name;
In thee my wand'ring thoughts unite,

Which whispers only love.
Of all


works be thou the aim: 4. Which teacheth me what is thy will,
attend all
my days,

And tells me what to do;
My sole employment be thy praise ! Which fills my heart with shame, when!

Do not thy will pursue.
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5 This unction may

I ever feel,
“GIVE me thy heart, my son," This teaching of my Lord,
thus saith the Lord,

And learn obedience to thy voice, "Give me thy heart, and listen to my Thy soft reviving word.


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O LORD in me fulfil
In follwing my direction

Whatever is thy will;
I'll grant thee my protection." To thee I now resign
2 'Tis only this whichChristofus desires; Myself, and all that's mine ;
He to promote our welfare this requires; Thine, only thine I'll be
How blest are they

And live alone to thee.
Who Jesus' voice obey,

2 Each day unto my heart

their hearts for ever New life and grace impart;
To him our God and Saviour! For without fresh supply

I languish, droop and die;
T. 376.

Continually I've need
O TAKE my heart, and whatsoe'er is By faith on thee to feed.

Beloved Jesus, I'll be only thine ;

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To thee I'll live,

LORD, thou mad'st the universe,
And soul and body give;

I though dust, am yet thy creature,
My words and whole behavior

Spoil'd by nature,
Be ruld by thee for ever.

Yet desire to cleave to thee;
2 But give thyself, my Jesus unto me, Make thou me,
And dwell within my heart continually: Like the clay thine hand can fashion,
O Lord, remain

To a vessel of salvation
My joy 'midst grief and pain;

Fitted for eternity.
From thee, my soul's beloved,

2 I resign myself to thee,
May I ne'er be removed !

With me do whate'er thee pleases,

Gracious Jesus;
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May I have to thee always
LORD, take my heart just as it is,

Free access :
up therein thy throne;

Thus in faith and love proceeding,
So shall I love thee above all,

I on heav'nly joys am feeding,
And live to thee alone,

Till in thee I end my race.

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3 Banish from me what's not right,

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In thy blood, O cleanse me wholly,
Make me lowly;

SEARCHER of hearts, thou know'st,
From whate'er displeaseth thee,

thy love Set me free;

My heart hath captivated; And preserve my. soul and senses

My soul is closely to thee join'd, From all hurtful influences;

Ne'er to be separated; Only thine I wish to be.

2 All thou demandest I give up,

Lord, without hesitation ;
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But never, never will I leave
GRANT; most gracious LambofGod, Thee and thy congregation,
Who hast bought me with thy blood,
my soul and body be

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Quite devoted unto thee,

O MIGHT we all, Lord God our 2 Jesus, hear my fervent cry!

My whole nature sanctify ;
Root out all that is unclean,

Thy condescending mercy prize,
Tho' it cause me pungent pain.

T'accept of us (O boundless favor!)

As of a holy sacrifice;
3 Gracious Lord! I wish alone Of us, tho' sinful, poor and needy:
Thine to be, yea, quite thinę own, Grant that we freely unto thee
And to all eternity,

May offer up both soul and body,
To remain thy property.

To love and serve thee faithfully. 311.*


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DEAR Lord, consume, yea dash to

PRESENT your bodies to the Lord,
All that, which is not right in me; A living sacrifice,
While the world holds me by its fetters, A holy off'ring unto him,
Or silken cords, I cannot be

And pleasing in his eyes :
Partaker of thy full salvation ; This is a service which ye owe,

For thou requirest such a heart, And reasonably due; As can without equivocation

For ye are not your own, ye know, · For thee, O Lord, with all things part. But Christ ath purchasd you.


Thou ly

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In foll'wing thee I cannot miss
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The path to life and


Thy word be my unerring guide;
JESUS, thou art my heart's delight, Preserve me lest I turn aside,
My joy and my salvation;

Or stray from thee


Thy presence yields me, day and night,
Abundant consolation;

3 Thou art the Truth, in thee I've found Thee I desire to love and praise,

All that which is essential;

Without thee, all is empty sound, Since thy great love and boundless


In thee is strength substantial : Are ev'ry thing unto me,

O Truth!: set me at liberty, 2 Thou art the Way, thy Spirit is That I depend on none but thee, As my Conductor given;

By whom I can be healed.

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