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John xvi, 13. (c. M.)
1 ETERNAL Spirit! God of truth,

Our contrite hearts inspire :
Kindle the flame of heav'nly love,

And feed the pure desire. 2 'Tis thine to soothe the sorrowing mind,

With guilt and fear opprest: 'Tis thine to bid the dying live,

And give the weary rest.
3 Subdue the power of ev'ry sin,

Whate'er that sin may be ;
That we in singleness of heart,

May worship only thee.
4 Then with our spirits witness bear,

That we are sons of God:
Redeem'd from sin, and death, and hell,

Through Christ's atoning blood.

Romans viii, 14. (L. M.) 1 COME, gracious Spirit! heavenly dove,

With light and comfort from above; Be thou our guardian, thou our guide,

O’er every thought and step preside. 2 Conduct us safe, conduct us far

From every sin and hurtful snare :
Lead to thy word, that rules must give,
And teach us lessons how to live.

3 The light of truth to us display,

And make us know and choose the way;
Plant holy fear in ev'ry heart,

That we from God may ne'er depart. 4 Lead us to holiness, the road

That we must take to dwell with God;
Lead us to Christ, the living way,

Nor let us from his pastures stray. 5 Lead us to God, our final rest,

In his enjoyment to be blest:
Lead us to heav'n, the seat of bliss,
Where pleasure in perfection is.

5 4 Ephesians iii, 17. (P. m.)
1 LOVE divine, all love excelling,

Joy of heav'n to earth come down,
Fix us in thy humble dwelling,

All thy faithful mercies crown:
Jesus, thou art all compassion,

Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,

Enter ev'ry trembling heart. 2 Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us all thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,

Never more, thy temples leave ;
Thee we would be always blessing ;

Serve thee as thy hosts above :
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing;

Glory in thy perfect love.

3 Finish, then, thy new creation,

Pure and spotless let us be ;
Let us see thy great salvation,

Perfectly restored in thee:
Chang'd from glory into glory,

Till in heav'n we take our place ;
Till we cast our crowns before thee,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

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Acts i, 9–11. (P. M.)
1 REJOICE! the Lord is King !

Your God and King adore ;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore :
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
2 Jesus, the Saviour reigns,

The God of truth and love;
When he had purg'd our stains,

He took his seat above:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
3 His kingdom cannot fail,

He rules o'er earth and heav'n ;
The keys of death and hell

Are to our Jesus giv’n :
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

4 Rejoice, in glorious hope,

Jesus the judge shall come,
And take his servants up

To their eternal home!
We soon shall hear th' archangel's voice,
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

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1 COME, blessed Spirit, source of light,
Whose pow'r and grace are unconfin’d,
Dispel the gloomy shades of night,
The thicker darkness of the mind.

2 To mine illumin’d eyes display

The glorious truth thy word reveals,
Cause me to run the heav'nly way,
The book unfold, and loose the seals.

3 Thine inward teachings make me know,

The myst'ries of redeeming love,
The emptiness of things below,

And excellence of things above. 4 While through this dubious maze I stray,

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad,
To show the dangers of the way,
And guide my feeble steps to God.

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Matthew vi, 24—34. (D. C. m.) 1 FATHER, 'tis thine each day to yield

Our wants a fresh supply:
Thou cloth’st the lilies of the field,

And hear'st the ravens' cry:
Thy love in all thy works we see ;

Thy promise, Lord, we plead;
And humbly cast our care on thee,

Who knowest all our need.
2 Let not the world engage our love,

Nor cares our bosom fill;
But fix our hearts on things above,

That we may do thy will :
The comfort of thy light bestow ;

Our faith and hope increase ;
And let us, in thy presence, know

Contentment, joy, and peace.

58 John xiv, 13. (7's.)
1 IN thine own appointed way,
On thy holy sabbath day,
Lord, within thy house we meet,
Pleading at thy mercy seat :
Thou wilt own our humble claim,
For we plead the Saviour's name.

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