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2 But after all that I have done

To drive him from my heart,
The Spirit leaves me not alone,

He doth not yet depart;
He will not give the sinner o'er;
Ready e'en now to save,
He bids me come as heretofore,

That I his grace may have.
3 I take thee at thy gracious word;

My foolishness I mourn;
And unto my redeeming Lord,

However late, I turn :
Saviour, I yield, I yield at last;

I hear thy speaking blood;
Myself, with all my sins, I cast

On my atoning God.
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6th P. M. 6 lines 79.
The Light of Life.
DISCLOSE thy lovely face!
Gasps my fainting soul for grače,

As & thirsty land for showers :
Hasten, Lord, no more delay:
Come, my Saviour, come away.
9 Dark and cheerless is the morn,

Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day's return,

Till thy mercy's beams Í see :
Till thou inward life impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.
3 Visit then this soul of mine;

Pierre the gloom of sin and grief:
Fill me, Radiancy divine;

Scatter all my unbelief:
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day,

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S. M. Groaning for deliverance. WHE THEN shall thy love constrain,

And force me to thy breast ! When shall my soul return again

To her eternal rest!
2 Ali! what avail my strife,

My wand'ring to and fro!
Thou hast the words of endless life!

Ah! whither should I got 3 Thy condescending grace

To me did freely move;
It calls me still to seek thy face,

And stoops to ask my love. 4 Lord, at thy feet I fall;

I groan to be set free;
I fain would now obey the call,

And give up all for thee. 425

L. M. Hope springing up.

To thee, her Source, my spirit flies; My wants I'mourn, my chains I see; o let thy presence set me free. 2 Jesus, vouchsafe my heart and will With thiy meek lowliness to fill; No more her power let nature boast, But in thy will may mine be lost. 3 Already springing hope I feel,God will destroy the power of bell, And, from a land of wars and pain, Lend me where peace and safety reign. 4 One only care my soul shall know, Father, all why conimands to do: And feel, what endless years shall prove, That thou, my Lord, my God, art love.

426

C. M.
Struggling into liberty.
TESUS! Redeemer, Saviour, Lord,

The weary sinner's Friend;
Come to my help, pronounce the word,

And bid my troubles end.
2 Deliv’rance to my soul proclaim,

And life and liberty;
Shed forth the virtue of thy Name,

And Jesus prove to me.
3 Faith to be heal'd thou know'st I have,

For thon that faith hast given;
Thou canst, thou wilt, the sinner save,

And make me meet for heaven.
4 Thou canst o'ercome this heart of mine;

Thou wilt victorious prove;.
For everlasting strength is thine,

And everlasting love.
427

S. M.
Embracing offered mercy.
MY offended God!
That I have trampled on thy blood,

And done despite to thee;
If I begin to wake

Out of my deadly sleep;
Into thine arms of mercy take,

And there forever keop.
9 No other right have I,

Than what the world may claim;
And all may to their God draw nigh,

Through faith in Jesus' name :
Thy death hath wrought the power

For every sinful soul;
That all may know the gracious hour,
And be by faith made whole.

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Thou hast for sinners died,

That all might come to God; The covinant thou hast ratified,

And seal'd it with thy blood Thou bast obtain'd the grace

That all may turn and live; And now thy offer I embrace,

Thy mercy I receive.

428

S. M. Embracing the all-sufficient Portion. ND can I yet delay

! To tear my soul from earth away

For Jesus to receive!
2 Nay, but I yield, I yield;

I can hold out no more:
I sink, by dying love compell’d,

And own thue conqueror.
3 Though late, I all forsake;

My friends, my all, resign: Gracious Redeemer, take, o take,

And seal me ever thine. 4 Come, and possess me whote,

Nor hence again remove; Settle and fix my wav'ring soul

With all thy weight of love. 5 My one desire be this,

Thy only love to know;
To seek and taste no other bliss,-

No other good below.
6 My life, my portion thou;

Thou all-sufficient art:
My hope, my heavenly treašure, now

Enter, and keep my heart.

429

S. M.
Light dawning upon the soul.
UT of the depths of wo,

To thee, O Lord, I cry;
Darkness surrounds me, but I know

That thou art ever nigh.
2 Humbly on thee I wait,

Confessing all my sin;
Lord, I am knocking at the gate;

Open, and take me in.
30 hearken to my voice,

Give ear to my complaint;
Thou bidd'st the mourning soul rejoice,

Thou comfortest the faint.
4 Glory to God above, -

The waters soon will cease;
For, lo! the swift returning dove

Brings home the sign of peace.
5 Though storms his face obscure,

And dangers threaten loud;
Jehovah's covenant is sure,

His bow is in the cloud.
430

The returning prodigal.
THE long-lost son, with streaming eges,
Reviews his wand'rings with surprise ;

His heart begins to break.
2 I starve, he cries, nor can I bear

The famine in this land,
While servants of my Father share

The bounty of his hand.
3 With deep repentance I'll return,

And seek my Father's face;
Unworthy to be call'd a son,

I'll ask a servant's place.

C. M.

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