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"Go, and assert your Saviour's cause; "Go, spread the myst'ry of his cross." 4 These weapons of the holy war, Of what almighty force they are, To make our stubborn passions bow, And lay the proudest rebel low! 5 Nations, the learned and the rude, Are by these heav'nly arms subdued; While Satan rages at his loss,

And hates the doctrine of the cross.


Regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

1 NOT all the outward forms on earth,
Nor rites that God has given,
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,
Can raise a soul to heaven.

2 The sovereign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace;
Born in the image of his Son,
A new, peculiar race.

3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind,
Blows on the sons of flesh,
New-models all the carnal mind,
And forms the man afresh.

4 Our quickened souls awake and rise
From their long sleep of death;
On heavenly things we fix our eyes,
And praise employs our breath.



1 LET songs of praises fill the sky!
Behold th' ascended Lord

Sends down his Spirit from on high,
And thus fulfils his word.

2 The Spirit, by his heavenly breath,
New life creates within:

He raises sinners from the death
Of trespasses and sin.

3 The things of Christ the Spirit takes, And shows them unto men;

The humble soul his temple makes,
God's image stamps again.

4 Come, Holy Spirit! from above,
With thy celestial fire;

Oh come! with holy zeal and love
Each heart and tongue inspire!


L. M.


The Spirit's Influence compared to Water. 1 BLESS'D Jesus, source of grace divine, What soul-refreshing streams are thine! Oh, bring these healing waters nigh, Or we must droop, and fall and die. 2 No traveller through desert lands, 'Midst scorching suns, and burning sands, More needs the current to obtain, Or to enjoy refreshing rain.

3 Our longing souls aloud would sing, Spring up, celestial Fountain, spring; To a redundant river flow,

And cheer this thirsty land below. 4 May this blest torrent near our side, Through all the desert gently glide; Then, in Immanuel's land above, Spread to a sea of joy and love! 229. L. M. 61. C. WESLEY.

Influences of the Spirit implored.

1 WE want the spirit of power within,
Of love, and of a healthful mind;
Of power to conquer every sin,

Of love to God and all mankind;
Of health that pain and death defies,
Most vigorous when the body dies.
2 O that the Comforter would come,
Nor visit as a transient guest,
But fix in us its constant home,

And keep possession of each breast;
And make our souls its blest abode,
The temple of the living God!


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To quicken.

1 COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, With all thy quickening powers,

Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours.

2 Look! how we grovel here below,
Fond of these trifling toys!

Our souls can neither fly nor go,
To reach eternal joys.

3 In vain we tune our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise;

Hosannas languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.

4 Dear Lord! and shall we ever lie
In this poor dying state,
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,
And thine to us so great!

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,
And that shall kindle ours.


L. M.


To guide.

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 To us the light of truth display,

And make us know and choose thy way: Plant holy fear in every heart,

That we from God may ne'er depart. 3 Lead us to holiness-the road

Which we must take to dwell with God:
Lead us to Christ-the living way;
Nor let us from his pastures stray.
4 Lead us to God-our final rest,
To be with him for ever blest:
Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share-
Fulness of joy for ever there!

1 FATHER, to thee our souls we lift,
On thee our hope depends,
Convinced that every perfect gift
From thee alone descends.

2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,
And power and wisdom too;
Without the Spirit of thy Son
We nothing good can do.

3 Thou all our works in us hast wrought,
Our good is all divine;

The praise of every holy thought,
And righteous word, is thine.

4 From thee-through Jesus-we receive
The power on thee to call;

In thee, O Lord, we move, and live-
Our God is all in all.

233. L. M. F. H. BURDER'S COLL.
To prepare for Worship.

1 COME, Holy Spirit, calm each mind,
And fit us to approach our God;
Remove each vain, each worldly thought,
And lead us to thy blest abode.

2. Hast thou imparted to our souls
A living spark of holy fire?
Oh! kindle now the sacred flame;
Make us to burn with pure desire.

3 Still brighter faith and hope impart,
And let us now our Saviour see:

Oh! soothe and cheer each burdened heart And bid our spirits rest in thee.


C. M.


1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift,
Behold thy servants wait;

With longing eyes-and lifted hands,
We flock around thy gate.

2 Oh shed abroad that royal gift,
Thy Spirit from above,

To bless our eyes with sacred light,
And fire our hearts with love.

3 Blest earnest of eternal joy,

Declare our sins forgiven;
And bear, with energy divine,
Our raptured thoughts to heaven.


C. M.


1 FATHER of all-in whom alone
We live, and move, and breathe:
One bright celestial ray send down,
And cheer thy sons beneath.

2 While in thy word we search for thee,
Oh fill our souls with awe;
Thy light impart, that we may see
The wonders of thy law.

3 Now let our darkness comprehend
The light that shines so clear;
Now thy revealing Spirit send,
And give us ears to hear.

4 Before us make thy goodness pass,
Which here by faith we know;

Let us in Jesus see thy face,

And die to all below.



To comfort.

1 GRACIOUS Spirit-Love divine!
Let thy light within us shine;
All our guilty fears remove,
Fill us with thy heavenly love.
2 Speak thy pardoning grace to me,
Set the burdened sinner free;
Lead us to the Lamb of God,
Wash us in his precious blood.
3 Life and peace to us impart;
Seal salvation on each heart:
Breathe thyself into each breast,
Earnest of immortal rest.

4 Let us never from thee stray,
Keep us in the narrow way;
Fill our souls with joy divine;
Keep us, Lord, for ever thine.


1 BREATHE, Holy Spirit, from above, Until our hearts with fervour glow: Oh, kindle there a Saviour's love, True sympathy with human wo.

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