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1st P. M. 6 lines 88.

Let there be light.
XPAND thy wings, celestial Dove,
Call forth the ray of heavenly love,

And let there in our souls be light;
Illuminate the dark abyss
With glorious beams of endless bliss.
2 Let there be light, again command,

And light there in our hearts shall be; We then, through faith, shall understand

'Thy great mysterious majesty; And, by the shining of thy grace, Behold in Christ thy glorious face. 191

C. M.
His quickening power.
OME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quick’ning powers :
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours. 2 Look how we grovel here below,

Fond of these earthly toys; Our souls, how heavily they go,

To reach eternal joys. 3 In vain we tune our forinal songs,

In vain we strive to rise ; Hosannas languish on our tongies,

And our devotion dies.
4 Father, and shall we ever live

At this poor dying rate;
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,

And thine to us so great!
5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quick'ning powers; Come, shed abroad A Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

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6th P. M. 6 lines 79.
The Son glorified.
FATHE
ATHER, glorify thy Son;

Answer his all-powerful prayer;
Send that Intercessor down;

Send that other Comforter,
Whom, believingly, we claim, -
Whom we ask in Jesus' name.
2 Wilt thou not the promise seal,

Good and faithful as thou art, -
Send the Comforter to dwell

Every moment in our heart!
Yes, thou must the grace bestow :
Truth hath said it shall be so.
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C. M.
Life, light, and love.
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ANTHRONED on high, Almighty Lord,
The Holy Ghost send down;
Fulfil in us thy faithful word,

And all thy mercies crown.
9 Though on our heads no tongues of fire

Their wondrous powers impart,
Grant, Saviour, what we more desiro,

Thy Spirit in our heart.
8 Spirit of life, and light, and love,

Thy heavenly influence give;
Quicken our souls, our guilt remove,
That we in Christ may live.
4 To our benighted minds reveal

The glories of his grace,
And bring us where no clouds conceal

The brightness of his face,
8 His love within is shed abroad,

Life's ever-springing well; Till God in , und we in God,

In love elocal dwell.

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S. M.
The day of Pentecost.
LORD God, the Holy Ghost :
As on the day of Pentecost,

Descend in all thy power. 2 We meet with one accord

In our appointed place,
And wait the promise of our Lord;-

The Spirit of all grace.
3 Like mighty rushing wind

Upon the waves beneath,
Move with one impulse every mind;

One soul, one feeling breathe. 4 The young, the old, inspire

With wisdom from above;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire,

To pray, and praise, and love. 5 Spirit of light, explore,

And chase our gloom away, With lustre shining more and more,

Unto the perfect day. 6 Spirit of truth, be thou

In life and death, our guide; O Spirit of adoption, now

May we be sanctified. 195

L. M. The plenitude of His grace and power. 0

SPIRIT of the living God,

In all thy plenitude of grace, Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race. 2 Give tongues of fire, and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word; Give power and unction from above,

Where'er the joyful sound is heard.

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3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light;

Confusion--order, in thy path;.
Souls without strength, inspire with might;

Bid merey triumph over wrath.
4 Baptize the nations ; far and nigh
The triumphs of the cross record;
The name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call him Lord. 196

L. M. Peace, love, purity. WHEX first the Spirit left the throne,

He took the semblance of a dove; A symbol chosen to make known

His peace, and purity, and love. 2 When next, at Pentecost, he came,

He stond confess'd to mortal sight Within the cloven tongue of flame,

The type of freedom, guidance, light. 3 Vouchsafe, celestial Dove, thy peace, That we at perfect peaee may be ; Within our hearts thy love increase,-

Within our thoughts, thy purity. 4 0 Light divine ! direct our feet,

Which long in error's paths have trod, Our prison'd souls with freedom greet,

Convince of sin, and lead to God. 197

9th P. M. 87, 87. The Source of consolation. OLY

: Pierce the clouds of nature's night; Come, thou Source of joy and glaulness,

Breathe thy life, and spread thy light 2 Hear, o hear our supplication,

Blessed Spirit! God of peace! Rest upon this congregation

With the fulness of thy grace.

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3 Author of our new creation,

May we all thine influence prove; Alake our souls thy habitation,

Shed abroad the Saviour's love. 4 Source of sweetest consolation,

Breathe thy peace on all below; Bless, O bless this congregation;

On each soul thy grace bestow! 198

P. M. 84, 84.
The Source of every good gift.
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Our best Redeemer, ere be breathed

His last farewell,
A Guide - Comforter, bequeath'd,

With us to dwell.
2 He comes, his graces to iinpart;

A willing guest,
While he can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.
8 And all the good that we possess,

His gift we own;
Yea, every thought of holiness,

And vict'ry won.
4 Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness see;
O make our hearts thy dwelling-place,

And worthier thee. 199

9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.

Guide and Comforter.
HOEY Spirith Fount of blessing,

Ever
Thy celestial aid possessing,

Prison'd souls delivrance find.
Seal of truth, and bond of union,

Source of light, and flame of love, Symbol of divine communion, 'In the olive-bearing dove ;-

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