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2 Hast thou not said, 'seek ye my face?' The invitation I embrace;
I'll seek thy face, thy Spirit give,
3 I'll wait, perhaps my Lord may come ;
4 I'll seek his face, with cries and tears,
5 But canst thou, Lord, see all my pain, And bid me seek thy face in vain? Thy word has said-it can't deceive'Seek thou my face, and thou shalt live.'
323. C. M. Montgomery.
RAYER is the soul's sincere desire
Putter'd or unexprest;
The strugglings that to God aspire
2 Prayer is the simplest form of speech, That infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high.
3 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice
4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air;
His watch-word at the gate of deathHe enters heaven with prayer.
5 O Thou! by whom we come to God,
324. 7's. Relief Hymns.
Come, thy aid to us supply; By thy influence, now prepare Humble hearts for fervent prayer. 2 Dove-like Spirit, now descend, With our thoughts and feelings blend; Thou, alone, canst teach alway What to pray for-how to pray. 3 Come, inspiring fervent prayer, Be our heavenly Monitor; Thought and speech of our's may err, Be thou our Interpreter.
325. C. M.
The Efficacy of Prayer.
NOME, let us lift the voice of prayer,
No trembling sinner need despair-
2 Prayer's not confin'd by walls of stone, Nor bound by iron chains;
It rises to th' eternal throne,
The throne where Jesus reigns.
3 The prayer of faith the sick shall heal, The broken heart shall bind; The hidden truth of God reveal
To soothe the troubled mind
4 The prayer of faith makes rebels shake, And seek to be forgiven;
The cords of sin asunder break,-
5 'Twas prayer that lock'd the lions' jaws, And prayer restrain'd the flame; "Tis prayer that all our blessings draws From heaven in Jesus' name.
6 Yet, not on our poor prayers alone,
Great Advocate before the throne!
326. C. M. The Request.
THOU, who didst for sinners die,
2 No strength have I to walk or stand,
Fervent Prayer to the Trinity
2 Shed the Holy Spirit down,
Shed Him, Lord, on every one;
328. L. M.
Prayer and Pleading.
P to the throne where Jesus reigns, of light
To God, who all the world sustains,
2 He sweetens every heaving sigh,
3 Perfum'd with sacred, heavenly blood,
4 His blood I plead, for nought I know Besides, a sinking soul can find
To ease the heart opprest with woe,
329. S. M. Wesley's Coll.
HE praving spirit breathe, power impart ; From all entanglements beneath, Call off my roving heart. 2 My feeble mind sustain,
By worldly thoughts opprest; Appear, and bid me turn again To my eternal rest.
3 Swift to my rescue come,
Thine own this moment seize,
O'er all the earth abroad;
330. L. M. Cowper.
THAT various hindrances we meet,
2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw,
3 Restraining prayer we cease to fight:
4 Were half the breath that's vainly spent,
331. C. M. Medley.
At opening a Prayer Meeting.
HE hour of prayer once more is come;
2 The faith and hope, the joy and love,
3 The sick, the weak, and those confin'd,
May they be to thy will resign'd,
4 Father! assist their souls, who may
332. C. M Wesley's Coll.
HEPHERD Divine, our wants relieve