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H Y M I S 

FOR THE USE OF 

THEllIKTHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 



HETISED EDITION-. 
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I will sing v,'dh. Nte spirit, and I -\vill sing with the 
utiderstandiag also.— 1 Cok. xiv, 15. 

(Lincii^nati : 

PUBLISHED BY SWORMSTEDT & POWER, 
Comer of Main and Eightt streets. 

K. P. THOMPSON, PBINTEB. 

Memer-Preiffer Library 

Tennessee Wesleyan College 

Athens^ Tennessee 



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, 

BY LANE- & SCOTT, 

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the 
Southern District of New-Jork. 



JUL 13 c7 



ADDRESS 



MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE METHOD- 
IST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 

The Hymn Book heretofore in use among ns was, 
in our opinion, unsurpassed. But the General Con- 
ference of 1848, judging that the volume could be 
improved by a careful revision, and by judiciously 
multiplying the number of hymns, appointed a 
Committee, composed of ministers and laymen, to 
prepare a Standard Edition of the [Methodist Hymn 
Book.' This Committee, having finished the work 
assigned them, submitted it to the examination of 
the Book Committee, and of the Editors of the 
Book Concern ; and having been approved by them, 
it came before us for a final review. Our examina- 
tion has been as thorough as the limited time at our 
disposal allowed. Although we reluctantly part 
with some of the familiar hymns of the old book, 

* The Committee were Rev. D. Dailey, Rev. J. B. 
AJverson, Rev, J. Floy, Rev. D. Patten, jun., Rev. F. 
Merrick, Mr. R. A. West, and Mr. D. Creamer. 



4 ADDRESS, 

and thongli, perhaps, in the judgment of some^ 
they have not, in every instance, been sabstitnted 
by hymns of greater merit, yet we can confidently 
approve this Revised Copyr and we do, most cor- 
cTially, recommend it as a greatly improvexi and 
standard edition of the Methodist Hymn Book. 
We congratulate you, brethren, on having now such 
a Book as, from the number, variety, and adapta- 
tion of its hymns,, will not require another revision 
for generations to come. 

In presenting to you this Standard Hymn Book, 
we believe that we are putting into your hands ons 
of the choicest selections of evangelical Hymns for 
Private Devotion, as well as for Family, Social, and 
Public Worship. We are gratified also to add, that 
no mercenary ends are sought in this publicatioia.; 
for after the necessary expenses are met, its avails, 
if any, will be sacredly devoted to charitable and 
religious objects, as were the profits of the former 
edition. We urge you, therefore, by your regard 
for our Church, and for the authority of the General 
Conference, to purchase only such Methodist Hymn 
Books as are published by our Agents^ and have tbs 
names of your Bishops. 



ADDRESS. 5 

We extort you, dear bretJiren, to sing witli the 
spirit, and -with the understanding also; and we 
fiiaU rejoice to join you in time and in eternity. 
¥biir affectionate pastors in Christ, 

ELIJAH HEDDING, 
BEVERLY WAUGH, 
THO. A. l^IORRiS, 
L. L. HA]\ILE\'E, 
EDMUND S. JANES. 
N0u>Yorlc^ Maif^ 18i9. 



*^* After a careful examination ty the Editors and 
Book Committee, the following resolution was una- 
inmously adopted, at a joint meeting in New- York, 
May 4, 164^ :— 

Whertas, We believe the Revised Hymn Book, as a 
■whole, wiU be found, in view of its objects, superio*- 
to any other in the English language, therefore 

Resolved, — That in our judgment the thanks of the 
Church are due to the Committee to Revise tiie Hjinn 
Book, for their faitliful and judieious labours ; and es- 
pecially to the Rev. James Floy, D- D., and to Mr. Ro- 
bert A. West, upon whom, as a sub-committee, the 
prindpal part of the actual labour has devolved. 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

Intkoductory to Worship 7 

The Divine Perfections 45 

Jesus Christ 73 

The Holy Spirit 115 

rThe Ministry 127 

Institutions of J Jf^ ^hi'.'.h 15s 

The Gospel. i The Sabbath 148 

Baptism 155 

I The Lord's Supper 160 

Provisions and Promises of the Gospel 171 

{Depravity 187 

Awakening 197 

Inviting 205 

Penitential 217 

T..T. r'„„,e^T . XT r Justification by Faith 261 

The CHjnsTiAN I Adoption and Assurance. . . . 276 

^^^^' I Sanctification 289 

fPraj^er and Intercession .... 331 

Mfans of Gr A.CF } Family Devotion 357 

MEANS OF URACE. < ^j^^ (.j^^^^ gg^ 

I Reading the Scriptures 403 

Christian Fel- 5 Communion of Saints 411 

LOVvsHip. I Love-Feast 423 

rThe Warfare 431 

Duties * Trials. < Patience and Resignation. . . 443 

I Growth in Grace 474 

TT , < Unfaithfulness mourned 507 

Humiliation. | Backslidings lamented 515 

{Deliverance from Trouble. . . 525 

Communion with God 633 

Prospect of Heaven 651 

Special Occasions 575 

Time and Eternity 627 

Close of Worship 675 



HYMNS. 



INTRODUCTORY TO WORSHIP. 



1 CM. 

General Invitation to praise the Redeemer. 

OFOR a thonsand tongues, to sing 
My great Redeemer's praise ; 
The glories of my God and Ring, 
The triumphs of his grace. 

2 My gracious Master, and my God, 
Assist me to proclaim, — 

To spread, through all the earth abroad, 
The honours of thy Name. 

3 Jesus ! — the Name that charms our fears, 
That bids our sorrows cease; 

'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 
'Tis life, and health, and peace. 

4 He breaks the power of cancell'd sin, 
He sets the pris'ner free ; 

His blood can make the foulest clean ; 
His blood avail'd for me. 

5 He speaks, — and, list'ning to his voice, 
New life the dead receive ; 

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice ; 
The humble poor believe. 

6 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb, 
Yom* loosen'd tongues employ ; 

Ye blind, behold your Saviour come ; 
And leap, ye lame, for joy. 



I 



INTRODUCTORY. 
2 S. M. 

The song of Closes and the Lamb, 

AWAKE, and sing the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb ; 
Wake, every heart and every tongue, 
To praise the Savioui-'s Name. 

2 Sing of his dying love ; 
Sing of his rising power ; 

Sing how he intercedes above 
For those whose sins he bore. 

3 Ye pilgrims, on the road 
To Zion's city, sing; 

Rejoice ye in the Lamb of God, — 
In Christ, the' eternal Iving. 

4 Soon shall we hear him say, — 
Ye blessed children, come ; 

Soon will he call us hence away, 
To our eternal home. 

5 There shall each raptured tongue 
His endless praise proclaim ; 

And sweeter voices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 

3 C. M. 

The Heavenly Guest. 

COME, let us who in Chiist believe, 
Oiu" common Saviour praise : 
To him, with joyful voices, give « 

The glory of his grace. ^ 

2 He now stands knocking at the door 
Of every sinner's heart : 

The worst need keep him out no more, 
Or force him to depart. 

3 Through grace we hearken to thy voice, 
Yield to be saved from sin ; 

In sure ard certain hope rejoice, 
That thou wilt enter in. 



INTRODUCTORY. 

4 Come quickly in, thou heavenly guest, 

Nor ever hence remove ; 
But sup with us, and let the feast 

Be everlasting love. 

4 C. M. 

The Lamb worshipped on earth and in heaven. 

COIME, let us join our cheerful songs 
With angels round the throne : 
Ten thousand thousand are then* tongues, 
But all their joys are one. 

2 Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry. 
To he exalted thus : 

Worthy the Lamli, our hearts reply, 
For he was slain for us. 

3 Jesus is worthy to receive 
Honour and power divine ; 

And blessings more than we can give, 

Be, Lord, forever thine. 
•i The whole creation join in one, 

To bless the sacred Name 
Of Him that sits upon the throne, 

And to adore the Lamb. 

5 L. M. 

Jesus reigns. 

COIME, let us tmie our loftiest song. 
And raise to Christ our joyfid strain ; 
Worship and thanks to Him belong. 
Who reigns, and shall forever reign. 

2 His sov'reign power our bodies made ; 
Our souls are his immortal breath; 

And when his creatures sinn'd, he bled, 
To save ns from eternal death. 

3 Burn every breast with Jesus' love ; 
Bound every heart with rapt'rous joy ; 

And saints on earth, with saints above, 
Your voices in his praise employ. 



10 INTRODUCTORY. 

4 Extol the Lamb witli loftiest song, 
Ascend for him our cheerful strain ; 

Worship and thanks to Him belong, 
Who reigns, and shaU forever reign. 

6 CM. 

The glories of our King. 

COIVIE, ye that love the Saviour's name, 
And joy to make it known, 
The Sov'reign of your hearts proclaim, 
And bow before his throne. 

2 Behold your Lord, your Master, crown'd 
With glories all divine : 

And tell the wond'ring nations round. 
How bright those glories shine. 

3 When, in his earthly courts, we view 
The glories of om* King, 

We long to love as angels do, 
And wish, like them, to sing. 

4 And shall we long and wish in vain? 
Lord, teach our songs to rise : 

Thy love can animate the strain, 
And bid it reach the skies. 



V C. M. 

Joining the song of the Church triumphant 

SING Ave the song of those who stand 
Around the' eternal throne, 
Of every kindred, clime, and land, — 
A multitude unknown. 

2 Life's poor distinctions vanish here ; 

To-day the young, the old, 
Our Saviour and his flock, appear, 

One shepherd and one fold. 



1 

INTRODUCTORY. 11 

8 Toil, trial, suff'ring, still await 

On earth the pilgrim throng ; 
Yet learn we in our low estate 

The Church triumphant' s song. 

i Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain, 

Cvj^ the redeem'd above. 
Blessing and honour to obtain, 

And everlasting love. 

5 Worthy the Lamb, on earth we sing, 
Who died our souls to save ; 

Henceforth, Death, where is thy sting? 
Thy victory, Grave ? 

6 Then hallelujah ! power and praise 
To God in Christ be given ; 

May all who now this anthem raise, 
Renew the song in heaven. 

8 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

Glory to the Lamb. 

HARK ! the notes of angels, singing, 
Glory, glory to the Immb ! 
All in heaven their tribute bringing, 
Raising high the Saviour's name. 

2 Ye for whom his life was given. 
Sacred themes to you belong : 

Come, assist the choir of heaven ; 
Join the everlasting song. 

3 Fill'd with holy emulation. 
We unite with those above : 

Sweet the theme — a free salvation — 
Fruit of everlasting love. 

4 Endless life in him possessing, 

Let us praise his precious name ; "• 

Glory, honour, power, and blessing, 
Be forever to the Lamb. 



12 INTRODUCTORY. 

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Saints and angels ever praising God. 

SONGS of praise the angels sang, 
Heaven with hallelujahs rang, 
AVlien Jehovah's work begun, 
When he spake and it was done. 

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn, 
^Vhen the Prince of peace was born ; 
Songs of praise arose, when he 
Captive led captivity. 

3 Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice; 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

4 Borne upon their latest breath. 
Songs of praise shall conquer death ; 
Then, amid eternal joy. 

Songs of praise then- powers employ. 

10 L. M. 

Tribute of praise to the Saviour. 

TESUS, thou everlasting King, 
V Accept the tribute which we bring; 
Accept thy well-deserved renown. 
And wear our praises as thy crown. 

2 Let every act of worship be 
Like our espousals, Lord, to thee: 
Like the blest hour, when from above 
We first received the pledge of love. 

3 The gladness of that happy day, 
O may it ever, ever stay : 

Nor let our faith forsake its hold. 
Nor hope daclinc, nor love gi'ow cold. 

4 Let every moment, as it flies. 
Increase thy praise, improve*our joys, 
Till we are raised to sing thy Name, 
At the great supper of the Lamb. 



\ 



INTRODUCTORY. 13 

11 L.M. 

The creation invited to praise God. 
T1R0M all that dwell below the skies, 
X. Let the Creator's praise arise; 
Let the Redeemer's name be svmg, 
Through every land, by every tongue. 

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; 
Eternal truth attends thy word : 

Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

3 Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring ; 
In songs of praise divinely sing ; 

The great salvation loud proclaim. 
And shout for joy the Saviom^'s name. 

4 In every land begin the song ; 
To every land the strains belong : 
In cheerful sounds all voices raise. 
And till the world with loudest praise, 

12 S.M. 

The universal King. 

COME, sound his praise abroad, 
And hymus of glory sing : 
Jehovah is the sov'reign God, 
The vmiversal King. 

2 He form'd the deeps unknown ; 
He gave ihe seas their bound ; 

The wa,t'ry worlds are all his own, 
Aad all the solid gromid. 

3 Come, worship at his throne. 
Come, bow before the Lord ; 

We are his works, and not our own. 
He form'd us by his word. 

4 To-day attend his voice. 
Nor dare provoke his rod ; 

Come, like the people of his choice^. 
And own your gi-acious God. 



14 INTRODUCTORY. 

13 4th p. M. 886. 886. 
The love of Jesus. 

TESUS, thou soul of all our joys, j^ 

V For whom we now lift up our voice, 

And all our strength exert, — 
Vouchsafe the grace we humbly claim; 
Compose into a thankful, frame, 

And tune thy people'* heart. 

2 "V\Tiile in the heavenly work we join, 
Thy glory be our whole design. 

Thy glory, not our own : — 
Still let us keep this end in view. 
And still the pleasing task pm-sue, 

To please our God alone. 

3 Thee let us praise, our common Lord, 
And sweetly join, with one accord, 

Thy goodness to proclaim : 
Jesus, thyself in us reveal, 
And all our faculties shall feel 

Thy harmonizing Name. 
4: With calmly reverential joy, 
O let us aU our lives employ 

In setting forth thy love ; 
And raise in death our triumph higher. 
And sing, with all the heavenly choir, 

That endless song above. 

14 S. AL 

Exhortation to praise and thanksgiving. 

ARISE and bless the Lord, 
Ye people of his choice ; 
Arise, and bless the Lord your God, 

With heart, and soul, and voice. 
2 Though high above all praise. 

Above all blessing high, 
Who would not fear his holy Name, 
And laud, and magnify? 



INTKODUCTOKY. 15 

3 for the living flame, 
From Ms own altar brought, 

To touch our lips, »ui; souls inspire, 
And f fii ig to heaveii our thought. 

4 God is our strength and song. 
And his salvation pursf,; 

Then l?e his love in Chri^ proclaim' d 
Wii^ all om* ransora'd powers. 

5 Aris^, and bless the Lord ; 
The. Lord your God adore; 

Ai'isev and bless his glorious Kame, 
. Henceforth, forever more. 

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<■'- .Let all the people praise Slim. 

THANTC and praise Jehovah's Kame, 
For his mercies, firm and sure ; 
^.Froni eternity the same, 
<,To eternity endure. 

2hL.et the ransom' d thus fdoice, 

Gatlier'd out of every land; 
As the people of his choice, ■■ 

PlucK.*d from the destroyer's hand. 

3 Let the, elders praise thetiord, 

Him let all the people praise. 
When they meet, with ''one accord, 

Iq his courts on holy days.\ 

4: Praase him, ye who know hiMove ; 

Praise him from th(B_ depths be'iieai^; 
Praise him, in the heights above; • \ 

Praise ydur Maker, alljthat breathe. S 

6 For his truth and mercy stand, 
Past, and present, and to be, 

Like the years of his right hand, 
Like his own eternity. 



16 INTRODUCTORY. 

16* L. M. 

Grateful adoration. 

BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, 
Ye nations bow with sacred joy ; 
Know that the Lord is God alone, 
He can create, and he destroy. 

2 His sov'reign power, without our aid, 
Made us of clay, and form'd us men; 

And when like wand'ring sheep we stray'd, 
He brought us to his fold again. 

3 We'll crowd thy gates with thaftkful songs, '' 
High as the heavens our voices raise ; / 

And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, ' 
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 

4 Wide as the world is thy conamand; 
Vast as eternity thy love ; ' . ■■'^•' * 

7irm as a rock thy truth shall stand, 
When rolling years shall cease to move. 

n ' L.M. 

The prosperity of the sainis. 
i RENT3ER thanks to God above, 
I., The fountain of eternal love, 
"NVto^e mercy firm through ages past 
Ha oh stood, and shall forever .last. 

2 Who can his mighty deeds express, 
Not only vast, but numberless? 
What mortal eloquence can raise 
His tribute of immortal praise ? 

3 Extend to me that favour, Lord, 
Thou to thy chosen dost afford ; 
When thou retui-n'st to set them free, 
Let thy saJvation visit me. 

4 may I worthy jDrove to see 
Thy saints in full prosperity, — 
That I the joyful choir may join, 
And count thy people's triimiph mine ! 



INTEODUCTORY. 17 

18 / 13tli P. M. 10 10, 11 11. 

/ ^AA.doration for infinite love. 

r] setyants of God, your Master proclaim, 
And publish abroad his "wonderful name ; 
Thi came all-victorious of Jesus extol ; 
I^ kingdom is glorious ; lie rules over all. 

2 God rnletli on high, almighty to save ; 
And still he is nigh ; his presence "we have : 
The great congi-egation his triumrjh shall sing, 
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our fiing. 

3 Salvation to God,, who sits on the throne : 
Let all cry. aloud, and honour the Son; 
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim. 
Fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb. 

4 Then let us adore, and give him his right, — 
All glory aad power, and wisdom and might, 
All honour fend blessing, with angels above, 
And thanks neyer ceasing, for infinite love. 

19 f' 4th P. M. 886, 886, 

' I The glory of His grace. 

LET al^'On earth, ^heir voices raise 
To sing the gi-eat Jehovah's praise, 
And bless his holy Name : 
His glory let the heathen know. 
His wonders to the jiations show, 
His saving grape iroclaim. 

2 He framed the gl(jbe ; he built the sky ; 
He made the shinin| worlds on liigh, 

And reigns in gloi^y there : 
His beams are majesty and light ; 
His beauties, how divinely bright ! 

His dwelling-place, |iow fair ! 
2 " 






18 INTRODUCTORY. 

3 Come fhe great day, tlie glorious hour, 
VrTien earth shall feel Ms saving power, 

All r. doii^ fear ni.5 nt^i^ie: 
Then sha^i the raco oi men confess 
The beauty of his holiness, 

His saving grace proclaim. 

20 L. M. 

The glories of Jehovah. 

SERVANTS of God ! in joyful lays, 
Sing ye the Lord Jehovah's praise ; 
Ilis glorious Name let all adore, 
Fi'om age to age, forever more. 

2 Blest be that Name, supremely blest, 
From the sun's rising to its rest; 
Above the heavens his power is known. 
Through all the earth his goodness shovv-n. 

3 ^Yho is like God? so great, so high, 
He bows himself to view the sky ; 
And yet, with condescending gi-ace, 
Looks down upon the human race. 

4 He hears the uncomplaining moan 
Of those who sit and weep alone ; 
He lifts the mourner from the dust ; 
In Him the poor may safely trust. 

o Ihen, aloud, in joyful lays, 
Sing to the Lord Jehovah's praise; 
His saving Name let all adore, 
From age to age, forever more. 

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The universal King. 

YOUNG men and maidens, raise 
Your tuneful voices high ; 
Old men and children, praise 
The Lord of earth and sky : 
Him three in one, and one in three, 
Extol to all eternity. 



INTRODUCTORY. 19 

2 The -universal King 

Let all the world proclaim ; 
Let every creature sing 

His attributes and name : 
Him three in one, and one in three, 
Extol to all eternity. 

3 In His great Name alone 
All excellences meet, 

Who sits upon the throne, 
And shall forever sit : 
Him tliree in one, and one in three, 
Extol to all eternity. 

4 Giorj^ to God belongs ; 
Glory to God be given. 

Above the noblest songs, 
Of all in earth and heaven : 
Him three in one, and one in three, 
Extol to all ettn-nity. 

22 11th p. M. 76, 76, 77, 76. 

The Triune God of truth and grace. 

MEET and right it is to sing, 
In every time and place, 
Glory to our heavenly King, 

The God of truth and grace : 
Join we then Avith sweet accord, 
All in one thanksgiving join ; 
Holy, holy, holy Lord, 
Eternal praise be thine. 

2 Thee the first-born sons of light. 

In choral symphonies, 
Praise by day, day without night. 

And never, never cease ; 
Angels, and archangels, all 

Praise the mystic Three in One ? 
Sing, and stop, and gaze, and fall 

O'erwhelm'd before thy throne. 



20 INTRODUCTOKY. 

3 Vying -with, that heavenly choir, 
Who chant thy praise above, 

■\Ve on eagles' wings aspire, — 
The wings of faith and love; 

Thee they sing, with glory crown'd ; 
We extol the slaughter' d Lamb ; 

Lower if our voices sound. 
Our subject is the same. 

4 Father, God, thy love we praise, 
Which gave thy Son to die ; 

Jesus, full of truth and grace, 

Alike Ave glorify ; 
Spirit, Comforter divine, 

Praise by all to thee be given. 
Till we in full chorus join. 

And earth is turu'd to heaven. 

23 Dth P. M. 87, 87. 

The Triune God glorified. 

GLOP.Y to the' almighty Father, 
Fountain of eternal love. 
Who, his wand'ring sheep to gather, 
Sent a Saviom* from above. 

2 To the Son all praise be given, 
Who, with love unknown before, 

Left the bright abode of heaven, 
And om' sin and sorrows bore. 

3 Equal strains of warm devotion 
Let the Spirit's praise employ; 

Author of each pure emotion ; 

Source of wisdom, peace, and joy. 

4 Thus, while our glad hearts, ascending, 
Glorify Jehovah's Name, 

Heavenly songs with ours are blending ; 
There the theme is still the same. 



INTRODUCTORY. 21 

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Longing for the house of God. 

LORD of the worlds above, 
How pleasant and how fair 
The dwellings of thy love, 
Thine earthly temples, are ; 
To thine abode my heart aspires, 
With warm desii'es to see my God. 

2 happy souls that pray 
Where God appoints to hear ! 

happy men that j^ay 
Their constant service there ! 
They praise thee still; and happy they 
That love the way to Zion's hill. 

3 They go from, strength to st^engtb. 
Through this ^ark vale of te^g,:":"^!*^ 

.Till each arrives ^length, 
Till each in heaven "appears: 
,aO glorious seat! th'ou, God 6ur"^ng, 
Shalt thither briiig our willing feet. 

4 The Lord his people loves ; 
His hand no good withholds 

From those his heart approves, 

From humble, contrite souls : 

,Thriee happy he, God pf hosts. 

Whose spirit trusts aloud in thee ! 

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25 ]/th p. M. 664, 6664. 
Invocation of and praise to the Trinity. 

COIME, thou Almighty King, 
Help us thy Name to sing, 
Help us to praise : 
Father all-giorious, 
O'er all victorious. 
Come, and reign over us, 
Ancient of days. 



22 INTRODUCTORY. 

2 Jesus, our Lord, arise, 
Scatter our enemies. 

And make tliem fall ; 
Let thine almighty aid 
Our sure defence be made ; 
Our souls on thee be stay'd ; 

Lord, hear oiu- call. 

B Come, thou incarnate Word, 
Gird on thy mighty sword, 

Our prayer attend ; 
Come, and tky people bless. 
And give thy -word success: 
Spirit of holiness, 

On us descend. 

4 Come, holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear 

Li this glad hour : 
Thou who Almighty art, 
Now rule in every heart. 
And ne'er from us depart. 

Spirit of power. 

5 To the great One and Three 
Eternal praises be 

Hence, evermore. 
His sov'reign majesty 
May we in glory see, 
And to eternity 

Love and adore. 

26 L. M. 

Joy of public worship. 

GREAT God, attend, while Zion sings 
The joy that from thy presence springs ; 
To spend one day with thee on earth 
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 



INTRODUCTORY. 23 

2 Might I enjoy the meanest place 
Within thy house, God of grace, 
Not tents of ease, or thrones of power, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 

3 God is our sun, he makes our day ; 
God is our shield, he guards our way 
From all assaults of hell and sin, 
From foes without, and foes within. 

4 All needful grace will God bestow, 
And crown that grace with glory too ; 
He gives us all things, and withholds 
No roal good from upright souls. 

5 God our King, whose sov'reign sway 
The glorious hosts of heaven obey, 

And de^ils at tliy presence flee, 
Blest is the man that trusts in thee. 

2T L. M. 

Solemn reverence. 

ETERNAL Power, whose high abode 
Becomes the grandeur of a God : 
Infinite lengths, beyond the bounds 
Where stars revolve their little rounds : 

2 Thee while the first archangel sings, 
He hides his face behind Ms wings : 
And ranks of shining thrones around 
Fall worshipping, and spread the ground. 

3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do? 
We would adore our Maker too ; 
From sin and dust to thee we cry, 
The Great, the Holy, and the High. 

4 Earth, from afar, hath heard thy fame, 
And worms have learn'd to lisp thy name ; 
But ! the glories of thy mind 

Leave all om- soaring thoughts behind. 



24 INTRODUCTOKY. 

5 God is in heaven, and men below : 
Be short our tunes ; our "vvords be few : 
A solemn rev'rence checks our songs, 
And praise sits silent on our tongues. 

28 L. M. 

Living bread. 

THY presence, gracious God, afford ; 
Prepare us to receive thy Avord : 
Now let thy voice engage om* ear, 
And faith be mix'd with what we hear. 

2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove, 
And fix our hearts and hopes above ; 
With food divine may we be fed, 

And satisfied with living bread. 

3 To us the sacred word apply, 
With sov'reign power and energjy ; 
And may we, in thy faith and fear, 
Eeduce to practice what we hear. 

4 Father, in us thy Son reveal ; 
Teach us to know and do thy will : 
Thy saving power and love display. 
And guide us to the realms of day. 

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Invoking God's presence and blessing. 

WITHIN thy house, Lord our God, 
In majesty appear ; 
Make this a place of thine abode, 
And shed thy blessings here. 

2 As we thy mercy-seat surround, 
Thy Spirit, Lord, impart: 

And let thy Gospel's joyful sound. 
With power reach every heart. 

3 Here let the blind their sight obtain ; 
Here give the mourner rest ; 

Let Jesus here triumphant reign, 
Enthroned in every breast. 



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4 Here let the voice of sacred joy 
And fervent prayer arise, 

Till higher strains our tongues employ, 
In bliss beyond the skies. 

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How dreadful is this place I 

OTHOU, whom all thy saints adore, 
We now with all thy saints agree, 
And bow our inmost souls before 
Thy glorious, awfid Majesty. 

2 We come, great God, to seek thy face, 
And for thy loving kindness wait ; 

And 0, how dreadfiil is this place ! 

'Tis God's own house, 'tis heaven's gate. 

3 Tremble our hearts to find thee nigh ; 
To thee our trembling hearts aspire : 

And lo ! we see descend from high 
The pillar and the flame of fire. 

4: Still let it on the' assembly stay, 
And all the house with glory fill : 

To C-anaan's bounds point out the way, 
And lead us to thy holy hill. 

5 There let us all with Jesus stand, 
And join the gen'ral Church above. 

And take our seats at thy right hand, 
And sing thine everlasting love. 

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God^s glorious presence. 

THOU God of power, thou God of love, 
Whose glory fills the realms above, 
Whose praise archangels sing, 
And veil their faces while they cry, 
Thrice Holy, to their God Most High, 
Thrice Holy, to their King : — 



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2 Tliee as our God we too would claim, 
And bless tlie Saviour's precious name, 

Through whom this grace is given ; 
He bore the curse to sinners due, 
He forms their ruin'd souls anew, 

And makes them heu's of heaven. 

3 The veU. that hides thy glory rend, 
And here in saving power descend, 

And fix thy blest abode ; 
Here to om- hearts thyseK reveal, 
And let each waiting spirit feel 

The presence of our God. 

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A blessing from Code's presence, 

GREAT Shepherd of thy people, hear ; 
Thy presence now display ; 
We kneel within thy house of prayer ; 
give us hearts to pray. 

2 The clouds which veil thee from our sight, 
In pity, Lord, remove ; 

Dispose our minds to hear aright 
The message of thy love. 

3 Help us, with holy fear and joy, 
To kneel before thy face ; 

make us, creatures of thy power, 
The chndreu of thy grace. 

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Faith reveals God's presence. 

NOT here, as to the prophet's eye. 
The Lord upon his throne appears; 
Nor seraph-tongues responsive cry. 

Holy ! thrice holy ! in our ears : — 
2 Yet God is present in this place, 

Veil'd in serener majesty ; 
So full of glory, truth, and grace, 
That faith alone such light can see. 



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3 Nor, as lie in tlie temple tauglit, 
Is Christ within these walls reveal'd, 

When blind, and deaf, and dumb were brought, 
Lepers and lame — and all were heal'd ; — 

4: Yet here, when two or tluee shaU meet, 
Or thronging midtitudes are found, 

All may sit down at Jesus' feet, 

And hear from him the joyful sound. 

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The promised blessing. 

SEE, Jesus, thy disciples see ; 
The promised blessing give ; 
Met in thy name, we look to thee, 
Expecting to receive. 

2 Thee we expect, our faithfid Lord, 
Who in thy name are join'd ; 

We wait, according to thy word, 
Thee in the midst to find. 

3 With us thou art assembled here. 
But 0, thyself reveal ; 

Son of the living God, appear ! 
Let us thy presence feel. 

4: Breathe on us, Lord, in this our day, 
And these dry bones shall live ; 

Speak peace into oiu- hearts, and say. 
The Holy Ghost receive. 

5 Whom now we seek, may we meet, 
Jesus, the crucified ; 

Show us thy bleeding hands and feet, 
Thou who for us hast died. 

6 Cause us the record to receive — 
vSpeak, and the tokens show — 

"0 be not faithless, but believe 
In me, who died for you." 

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35 S. M. 

Claiming the promise. 
TESUS, we look to thee, 
U Thy promised presence chxim ; 
Thou in the midst of us shalt be, 
Assembled in thy name : 

2 Thy name salvation is, 
"WTiich here Tve come to prove : 

Thy name is life, and health, and peace, 
Aiid everlasting love. 

3 Not in the name of pride 
Or selfishness -we meet ; 

From nature's paths we turn aside, 
And worldly thoughts forget, 

•t "We meet the gi-ace to take. 

Which thou hast freely given ; 
We meet on earth for thy dear sake, 

That we may meet in heaven. 

5 Present we know thou art, 
But 0, thyself reveal ! 

Now, Lord, let every boimding heart 
The mighty comfort feel. 

6 may thy quick'ning voice 
The death of sin remove ; 

And bid our inmost souls rejoice, 
In hope of perfect love. 

2)Q 1st p. M. 6 lines 88. 

God is in this place. 

LO ! God is here ! let us adore. 
And own how dreadful is this i)lace ; 
Let aU within us feel his power. 

And silent bow before his face ; 
Who know his power, his grace who provCi 
Serve him with awe, with rev'rence love. 



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2 Lo ! God is here ! liim day and night 
United choirs of angels sing : 

To him, enthroned above all height, 

Heiiven's host their noblest praises bring: 
Disdain not. Lord, our meaner song, 
Who praise thee with a stamm'ring tongue. 

3 Being of beings ! may our praise 

Thy courts -with grateful fragrance fill ; 
Still may we stand before thy face. 

Still hear and do thy sov'reign will ; 
To thee may all our thoughts arise, 
Ceaseless, accepted sacrifice. 

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Tlte presence and grace of Jesus. 

OTHOU who art the Light 
Of all thy saints below, 
That we may worship thee aright. 
Thy sov'reign grace bestoAv. 

2 Our rising world obey'd 

Thy Godhead's high command ; 
And all the heavenly host are sway'd 
By thy creating hand. 

3 Yet all things made anew 
To wond'ring mortals seem, 

Wlien the Eternal Word we view 
Descending to redeem. 

4 0, be tliou present now, 
And make thy mercy known, 

While at thy footstool. Lord, we bow, 
And our Deliv'rer own. 

5 Then shall we live to thee. 
And honour this thy day ; 

Thine own devoted servants be, 
And never from thee stray. 



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A blessing on the word. 

ONCE more we come before our God ; 
Once more his blessing ask : 
may not duty seem a load, 
Nor worship prove a task. 

2 Father, thy quick' ning Spirit send 
From heaven, in Jesus' name, 

And bid our waiting minds attend, 
And put our souls in frame. 

3 May we receive the word we hear, 
Each in an honest heart ; 

And keep the precious treasure there, 
And never with it part. 

4 To seek thee, all oiir hearts dispose ; 
To each thy blessings suit; 

And let the seed thy servant sows, 
Produce abundant fruit. 

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God's service delightful. 

WITH joy we hail the sacred day. 
Which God has call'd his own ; 
With joy the summons we obey, 
To worship at his throne. 

2 Thy chosen temple, Lord, how fair ! 
As here thy servants throng 

To breathe the humble, fervent prayer, 
And pour the grateful song. 

3 Spirit of grace ! deign to dwell 
Within thy Church below ; 

Make her in holiness excel. 
With pure devotion glow. 

4 Let peace within her walls be found- 
Let all her sons unite. 

To spread with holy zeal around, 
Her clear and shining lisht. 



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5 Great God, we hail the sacred day 
Which thou hast calPd thiue own; 

"With joy file s umiaoiis tv e obey, 
io worsiiip at thy tlirone. 

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God's glorious perfections celebrated. 

GLORY be to God on high, 
God, whose glory fills the sky ; 
Peace on earth to man forgiven, 
Man, the well-beloved of Heaven. 

2 Sov'reign Father, heavenly King, 
Thee we now presume to sing ; 
Glad thine attributes confess, 
Glorious aU, and numberless. 

3 Hail, by all thy works adored ! 
Hail, the everlasting Lord ! 

Thee with thankful hearts we prove, 
God of power, and God of love. 

4 Christ our Lord and God we own, 
Chi'ist, the Father's only Son; 
Lamb of God for sinners slain, 
Saviour of offending man. 

5 Jesus, in thy name we pray. 
Take, take our sins away ; 
Bow thine ear, in mercy bow, 
Hear, the world's atonement, Thou! 

6 Hear, for thou, Christ, alone, 
Art with thy great Father one ; 
One the Holy Ghost with thee ; 
One supreme eternal Three. 

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Humble adoration. 

HEAVENLY Father, sov'reign Lord, 
Be thy glorious Name adored. 
Lord, thy mercies never fail ; 
Hail, celestial Goodness, hail ! 



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2 Thotigli luiwortliy of thine ear, 
Deign our humble songs to hear ; 
Purer pr.-.'se -we hope to bring, 
When uroiaid thy throne we sing. 

3 While on earth ordain'd to stay, 
Guide om- footsteps in thy way, 
TUl we come to dwell with thee, 
Till we all thy glory see. 

4 Then, with angel-harps again, 
We wOl wake a nobler strain ; 
There, in joj-ful songs of praise, 
Our triumphant voices raise. 

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The fulness of God. 

BEING of beings, God of love, 
To thee our hearts we raise ; 
Thy all-sustaining power we prove. 
And gladly sing thy praise. 

2 Thine, wholly thine, we pant to be ; 
Our sacrifice receive : 

Made, and preserved, and saved by thee. 
To thee ourselves we give. 

3 Heavenward our every wish aspires, 
For all thy mercy's store ; 

The sole retiu-n thy love requires, 
Is that we ask for more. 

4 For more we ask ; we open then 
Our hearts to' embrace thy will ; 

Turn, and revive us. Lord, again ; 
With all thy fuhiess fiU. 

5 Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love 
Shed in our hearts abroad ; 

So shall we ever live, and move, 
And be, with Christ in God. 



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13 Stli p. M. 87, 87. 47. 

Heavenly joy anticipated. 

IN thy name, Lord, assembling, 
We, tliy people, now di-aw near : 
Ceacli us to rejoice -with trembling ; 
Speak, and let thy servants hear . 

Hear with meekness, — 
Hear thj -word T\ith godly fear. 

2 "WTiile our days on eai-th are leugthen'd, 
IMay we give them. Lord, to thee : 

Cheer'd by hope, and daily strengthen'd, 
May we run, nor weary be ; 

Till thy glory 
Without cloud in heaven we see. 

3 There, in worship purer, sweeter, 
All thy people shall adore ; 

Sharing then in rapture greater 
Than they coidd conceive before : 

Full enjoyment, — 
Full and pui-e, forever more. 

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Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sahaoth. 

INFINITE God, to thee we raise 
Our hearts in solemn songs of praise ; 
By alLthy works on earth adored, 
^^'e worship thee, the common Lord ; 
TTie everlasting Father own. 
And bow om- souls before thy throne. 

2 Thee all the choii- of angels sings. 
The Lord of hosts, the King of kings ; 
Cherubs proclaim thy praise aloud. 
And seraphs shout the trimie God ; 
And Holy, holy, holy, ciy. 
Thy glory fills both earth and sky. 
3 



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3 Father of endless majesty, 
All might and love we render thee ; 
Thy true and only Son adore, 
The same in dignity and power ; 
And God the Holy Ghost declare, 
The saints' eternal Comforter. 

45 5th P. M. 4 lines 7a. 

The Lord our righteousness. 

IN thy presence we appear ; 
Lord ! we love to worship here, 
When, within the veil, we meet 
Thee upon thy mercy-seat. 

2 While thy glorious Name is sung, 
Touch our lips, and loose our tongue ; 
Then our joj^ul souls shall bless 
Thee, the Lord our righteousness. 

3 "VMiile to thee our prayers ascend, 
Let thine ear in love attend ; 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes ; 

Hear us, for thy Spirit pleads. 

4 While thy word is heard with awe, 
And we tremble at thy law, 

Let thy Gospel's wondrous love 
Every doubt and fear remove. 

5 While thy ministers proclaim 
Peace and pardon through thy name, 
In their voices let us own 

Jesus, speaking from the throne. 

6 From thy house when we return, 
Let our hearts within us burn ; 
That at evening we may say, — 
We have walk'd with God to-day. 



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46 L.M. 

Universal adoration. 

OHOLY, holy, holy Lord ! 
Thou God of hosts, by all adored : 
The eartk and heavens are full of thee, 
Thy lighi, thy power, thy majesty. 

2 Loud'hallelujahs to thy Name, 
Angels and seraphim proclaim: 

By all the powers and thrones in hearen, 
Eternal praise to thee is given. 

3 Apostles join the glorious throng, 
And swell the loud triumphant song : 
Prophets and martyi's hear the sound, 
And spread the hallelujah round. 

4 Glory to thee, God most high I 
Father, we praise thy majesty : 
The Son, the Spirit, we adore; 
,t>ne Godhe,ad, ble^t forever more. 

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r " TVie saSrifice of praise. 

WITH joy we lift our eyes 
To those bright realms above, 
'^^■'"I'hat glorious temple in the skies, 
Where dwells eternal Lov^. 

2 Before thy throne we bow, 
thou almighty King ; 

Here we present the solemn vow. 
And hymns of praise we sing. 

3 While in thy house we kneel, 
With trust and holy feap, 

Thy mercy and thy truth riveal. 

And lend a gi'acious ear, 
4: Lord, teach our hearty o pray. 

And tune oiu- lips to sing ; 
Nor from thy presence cast away 

The sacrifice we bring. 



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The Desire of all nations. 

COME, thou Desire of all tliy saints, 
Our liiuuble strains attend, 
■\Miile, Avitli our praises and complaints, 
Low at thy feet v.e bend. 

2 How should our songs, like those above, 
"With Avarm devotion rise ; 

How should our souls, on wings of love, 
Mount upward to the skies. * 

3 Come, Lord, thy love alone can raise 
Li us the heavenly flame ; 

Then shall om- lips resound thy praise, 
Our hearts adore thy name. 

4 Now, Saviour, let thy glory shine, 
And fill thy dwellings here. 

Till life, and love, and joy divine, 
A heaven on earth appear. 

5 Then shall our hearts enraptured say, — 
Come, great Redeemer, come. 

And bring the bright, the glorious day. 
That calls thy childreu home. 

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Peace, power, and love. 

ALL thanks to the Lamb, who gives us to meet : 
His love we proclaim, his praises repeat ; 
"We own him our Jesus, continually near, 
To pardon and bless us, and perfect us here. 

2 In him we have peace, in him we have power, 
Preser\ed by his grace throughout the dark hour; 
In nil our temptation he keeps us, to prove 

His utmost salvation, his fulness of love. 

3 Pronounce the glad word, and bid us be fi-ee : 
Ah ! hast thou not. Lord, a blessing for me ? 
The peace thou hast given, this moment impart, 
And oi)en thy heaven, Love, in my heart. 



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Infinite grace. 
TNFIXITE excellence is thine, 
JL Thou glorious Prince of gi'ace ! 
Thy uncreated beauties shine 
AYith never-fading rays. 

2 Sinners, from earth's remotest end, 
Come bending at thy feet ; 

To thee their prayers and songs ascend, 
In thee their -wishes meet. 

3 Mllions of happy spirits live 
On thy exhaustless store ; 

From thee they all their bliss receive, 
And still thou givest more. 

4 Thou art their triumph and their joy ; 
They find their all in thee ; 

Thy glories will their tongues employ 
Through all eternity. 

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The great and effectual door, 
TESTIS, thou all-redeeming Lord, 
fj Thy blessing we implore ; 
Open the door to preach thy word, 
The gi-eat, effectual door. 

2 Gather the outcasts in, and save 
From sin and Satan's power; 

And let them now acceptance have, 
And know their gracious hour. 

3 Lover of souls ! thou know'st to prize 
"WTiat thou hast bought so dear : 

Come, then, and in thy people's eyes 
With all thy wounds appear. 

4 Appear, as when of old confess'd, 
The suff'ring Son of God ; 

And let us see thee in thy vest, 
But newly dipp'd in blood. 



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5 The hardness of our hearts remoye, 
Thou who for all hast died : 

Show us the tokens of thy love, 
Thy feet, thy hands, thy side. 

6 Ready thou art the blood to' apply, 
And prove the record true : 

And all thy wounds to sinners cry, 
I suifer'd this for you. 

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Speak our sins forgiven. 

FATHER of everlasting grace, 
Be mindful of thy changeless word ; 
We worship tow'rd that holy place. 

In which thou dost thy name record ; 
Dost make thy gracious nature known, 
That living temple of thy Son. 

2 Thou dost with sweet complacence see 
The temple fill'd with light divine ; 

And art thou not well pleased with me, 
"Who, turning to that heavenly shrine, 
Throxigh Jesus to thy throne apply. 
Through Jesus for acceptance cry? 

3 With all who for redemption groan, 
Father, in Jesus' name we pray; 

And still we cry and wrestle on, 
Till mercy take our sins away : 
Hear from thy dwelling-place in heaven, 
And now pronounce our sins forgiven. 

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With, such sacrifices God is well pleased. 

FATHER, behold, with gi-acious eyes, 
The souls before thy throne, 
Who now present their sacrifice, 
And seek thee in thy Son. 



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2 Well pleased in him tlijself declare ; 
Thy pard'uing love reveal; 

The peaceful auswer of our prayer, 
On every conscience seal. 

3 Meanest of all thy servants, 1 
Those happier spirits meet, 

And mix with theirs my feeble cry. 
And worship at thy feet, 

4 On me, on all, some gift bestow. 
Some blessing now impart; 

The seed of life eternal sow, 
lu every waiting heart. 

5 Thy losing, poAverful Spirit shed, 
Si}eak thou our sins forgiven. 

And hasten through the lump to spread 
The sanctifying leaven, 

6 Refresh us with a ceaseless shower 
Of graces from above. 

Till all receive the perfect power 
Of everlasting love, 

54 C. M. 

God, the only object of worship, 

OGOD, our strength, to thee our song 
With gi-ateful hearts we raise; 
To thee, and thee alone, belong 
All worship, love, and praise. 

2 In trouble's dark and stormy hour, 
Thine ear hath heard our prayer; 

And graciously thine arm of power 
Hath saved us from despair. 

3 And thou, ever gracious Lord, 
Wilt keep thy promise still, 

If, meekly heark'ning to thy word, 
We seek to do thy will. 



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4 Led by the light thy grace imparts, 
Ne'er may we bow the knee 

To idols, which our wayward hearts 
Set up instead of thee. 

5 So shall thy choicest gifts, Lord, 
Thy faithful people bless ; 

For them shall earth its stores afford, 
And heaven its happiness. 

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The hsaverily Pattern. 

APPOINTED by thee, we meet in thy name, 
And meekly agi-ee to follow the Lamb ; 
To trace thy example, the world to disdain, 
And constantly trample on pleasure and pain. 
2 what shall we do our Saviour to love ? 
To make us anew, come, Lord, fi*om above : 
The fruit of thy passion, thy holiness give ; 
Give us the salvation of all that believe. 
?> Jesus ! appear ; no longer delay, 
To sanctify here, and bear us away ; 
The end of our meeting on eai'th let us. see — 
Triumphantly sitting in glory with thee. 

56 L. M. 

Jesus everywhere present. 

JESUS, where'er thy people meet. 
There they behold thy mercy-seat ; 
Where'er they seek thee, thou art found, 
And every place is hallow'd ground. 

2 For thou, within no walls confined, 
Dost dwell with those of humble mind ; 
Such ever bring thee where they come, 
And, going, take thee to their home. 

3 Great Shepheixl of thy chosen few, 
Thy former mercies here renew ; 
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim 
The sweetness of thy saving name. 



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For a general blessing. 

LORD, we come before thee now, 
At thy feet we humbly bow ; 
0, do not our suit disdain ; 
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain? 

2 Lord, on thee our souls depend ; 
In compassion now descend ; 

rUl our hearts with thy rich grace, 
Tune our lips to sing thy praise. 

3 Send some message from thy word. 
That may joy and peace afford ; 

Let thy Spirit now impart 
Full salvation to each heart. 

4 Comfort those who weep and mourn.; 
Let the time of joy retm-n ; 

Those that are cast down lift up ; 
Make them strong in faith and hope. 

5 Grant that all may seek and find 
Thee, a gracious God and kind : 
Heal the sick, the captive free ; 
Let us all rejoice in thee. 

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The God of Bethel. 

OGOD of Bethel, by wWe hand 
Thy people still are fea, 
Who, through this weary pilgrimage, 
Hast all our fathers led :— ^ 

2 Our vows, our prayers, we|now present, 
Before thy throne of grace 1 

God of om- fathers I be the G&d 
Of their succeeding race. \ 

3 Through each perplexing palJi of life, 
Our wand'ring footsteps guide ; 

Give us each day our daily brekd, 
And all we need provide. | 



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4 spread thy cov'iing: -wings around, 
Till all our wand 'rings cease, 

And at our Father's loved abode, 
Oiu- souls arrive in peace. 

5 Such blessings, from thy gracious hand, 
Our humble prayers imploi'e ; 

And thou shalt be our chosen God, 
Our portion evermore. 

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The bond of love, 

PRAISE waits in Zion, Lord, for thee ; 
Thy saints adore thy holy Name ; 
Thv creatm-es bend the' obedient knee, 
And, humbly, now thy presence claim. 

2 Eternal Source of truth and light, 
To thee we look, on thee we call ; 

Lord, we are nothing in thy sight, 
But thou to us art all in all. 

3 Still may thy children in thy word 
Their common trust and refuge see ; 

0, bind us to each other, Lord, 

By one great bond, — the love of thee. 

4 So shall our sun of hope arise, 
With brighter still and brighter ray, 

Till thou shalt bless our longing eyes 
With beams of everlasting day. 

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Divine guidance and safety/, 

BEFORE thy mercy-seat, Lord, 
Behold, thy servauts stand, 
To ask the knowledge of thy word, 

The guidance of thy hand. 
2 Let thy eternal truths, we pray. 

Dwell richly in each heart ; 
That from the safe and narrow way 
We never may depart. 



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3 Lord, from thy word remove tlie seal, 
Unfold its hidden store ; 

And as we hear, may we feel 
Its value more and more. 

4 Help us to see the Saviour's love 
Beamin<T from every page ; 

And let the thoughts of joys above 
Our inmost souls engage. 

5 Thus while thy word our footsteps g^des, 
Shall we be truly blest; 

And safe arrive where love provides 
An everlasting rest. 

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Confession, prayer, and praise. 

LORD ! when we bend before thy throne, 
And our confessions pour, 
may we feel the sins we own, 
And hate what we deplore. 

2 Our contrite spirits pitying see ; 
True penitence impart : 

And let a healing ray from thee 
Beam peace into each heart. 

3 "When we disclose our wants in prayer, 
let our wills resign ; 

And not a thought our bosom share, 
Which is not wholly thine. 

4 And when with heart and voice we strive 
Our grateful hymns to raise, 

Let love divine within us live, 
And fill our souls with praise. 

5 Then, on thy glories while we dwell, 
Thy mercies we'll review; 

"With love divine, transported, tell — 
Thou, God, art Father too ! 



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Grace, pardon, life. 

PATHER of heaven, whose love profound 
A ransom for our souls hath found, 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
To us thy pard'nmg love extend. 

2 Almighty Son, incarnate Word, 
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord ! 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
To us thy saving grace extend. 

3 Eternal Spirit, by whose breath 
The soul is raised from sin and death, 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
To us thy quick'ning power extend. 

4 Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son, 
Mysterious Godhead ! Three in One ! 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend. 

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True worship everywhere accepted. 

OTHOU, to whom, in ancient time, 
The psalmist's sacred harp was stnmg, 
AVhom kings adored in song sublime, 
And prophets praised with glowing tongue : 

2 Not now on Zion's height alone 
The favour'd worshipper may dwell, 

Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son 
Sat weary by the patriarch's well. 

3 From every place below the skies, 
The grateful song, the fervent prayer, 

The incense of the heart, may rise 
To heaven, and find acceptance there. 

4 thou, to whom, in ancient time. 
The holy prophet's harp was strung; 

To thee, at last, in every clime. 

Shall temples rise, and praise be sung. 



THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS 



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God seen in his works. 

THERE is a God — all nature speaks, 
Throug-h earth, and air, and seas, and skies; 
See — from the clouds his glory breaks. 
When earliest beams of morning- rise 

2 The rising sun, serenely bright, 
Throughout the world's extended frame, 

Inscribes, in characters of light, 
His mighty Maker's glorious name. 

3 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad, 
And trace creation's wonders o'er, 

Confess the footsteps of your God; 
Bow down before him and adore. 

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The heavens declare his glory. 

THE spacious firmanent on high, 
With all the blue ethereal sky, 
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, 
Their great Original proclaim: 
Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, 
Doth his Creator's power display, 
And publishes to every land 
The work of an Almighty Hand. 

2 Soon as the evening shades prevail, 
I'he moon takes up the wondrous tale, 
And nightly, to the list'ning earth, 
Repeats the story of her birth; 
While all the stars that round her burn. 
And all the planets in their turn. 
Confirm the tidings as they roll, 
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 



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8 What, tLougli in solemn silence all 
Move round the dark terrestrial ball ; 
What, though no real voice nor sound 
Amid the radiant orbs be found ; 
In reason's ear they all rejoice, 
And utter forth a glorious voice ; 
Forever singing as they shine. 
The Hand that made us is divine. 

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All His works praise Him. 

THERE seems a voice in every gale, 
A tongue in every flower, 
Which tells, Lord, the vi'ondrous tale 

Of thy almightv power ; 
The birds, that rise on quiv'ring wing, 

Proclaim their Maker's praise, 
And all the mingling sounds of spring 

To thee an anthem raise. 
2 Shall I be mute, great God, alone 

'Midst natm-e's loud acclaim? 
Shall not my heart, with answ'ring tone, 

Breathe forth thy holy name ? 
All natm-e's debt is small to mine, 

Nature shall cease to be ; 
Thou gavest — proof of love divine — 

Immortal life to me. 

6T S.M. 

His name is glorious. 
A LMIGHTY Maker, God, 
jTjl How glorious is thy Name ; 
Thy wonders how diffused abroad, 

Throughout creation's frame. 
2 In native white and red 
The rose and lily stand, 
And, free from pride, their beauties spread, 
To show thy skilful hand. 



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3 The lark mounts up the sky, 
With unambitious song; 

And bears her Maker's praise on high, 
Upon her artless tongue. 

4 Fain would I rise and sing 
To my Creator too ; 

Fain would my heart adore my King, 
And give him praises due. 

5 Let joy and worship spend 
The remnant of my days : 

And to my God my soul ascend, 
In sweet perfumes of praise. 

68 c. M. 

Heaven and earth are full of His glory. 

ETERNAL Wisdom ! thee we praise, 
Thee the creation sings : 
With thy loved name, rocks, hills, and seas, 
And heaven's high palace, rings. 

2 Thy hand, how wide it spreads the sky. 
How glorious to behold ! 

Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye, 
And starr'd with sparkling gold. 

3 There thou hast bid the globes of light 
Their endless circuits run : 

There the pale planet rules the night ; 
The day obeys the sun. 

4 Thy glories blaze all nature round, 
And strike the wond'ring sight, 

Through skies, and seas, and solid ground, 
With terror and delight. 

5 Infinite strength, and equal skill. 
Shine through thy works abroad : 

Our souls with vast amazement fill. 
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6 But the milder glories of thy grace, 

Our setter paf^sions move: 
Pity divine, in Jesus' face, 

We see, adore, and love. 

69 c. M. 

All things created for his glory. 

GREAT First of beings! mighty Lord 
Or' all this wondrous frame, 
Produced by thy creating word, 
The world from nothing came. 

2 Lord, for thy glory shines the whole; 
It all reflects thy light: 

For this the planets ceaseless roll. 
And day succeeds the night. 

3 For this the earth its produce yields; 
For this the waters flow; 

And blooming plants adorn the fields, 
And trees and herbage grow. 

4 Inspired with praise, may we pursue 
This wise and noble end, 

That all we think, or say, or do. 
Shall to thy glory tend. 

70 c. M. 

The God of nature and of grace, 

THE God of nature and of grace 
111 all his works appears; 
His goodness through the earth we trace, 
His grandeur in the spheres. 

2 Behold this fair and fertile globe, 
By him in wisdom plann'd; 

'Twas he who girded, like a robe, 
The ocean round the land. 

3 Lift to the arch of heaven your eye; 
Thither his path pursue; 

His glory, boundless as the sky, 
O'erwheims the wond'ring view. 



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4 How excellent, Lord, thy name, 
In all creation's lines : 

Spread through eternity, thy fame 
With rising lustre sliines." 

5 lliese IcTver \7->rk: that swell thy praise, 
High as our thoughts can tower. 

Are but a portion of thy ways, — 
The hiding of thj^ power. 

6 Millions before thy presence stand, 
A\'ho feel, while they adore, 

Fulness of joy at thy right hand, 
And pleasures evermore. 

71 C. M. 

His greatness and condescension. 

OLORD, oui' King, how excellent 
Thy name on earth is known; 
Thy glory in the firmament, 
How wonderfully shown ! 

2 "When I behold the heavens on high, 
The work of thy right hand ; 

The moon and stars araid the sky, 
Thy lights in every land : — 

3 Lord ! wlmt is man hat thou shouldst deign 
On him to set thy love, 

Give him on earth a while to reign, 
Then fill a throiie above ? 

4 Lord, how excellent thy name ; 
How mnnitbld thy ways ! 

Let time thy saving truth proclaim, 
Eternity thy praise. 

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His glory and majesty. 

OGOD, we praise thee, and confess 
That thou the only Lord 
And everlasting Father art, 
By all the earth adored. 
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2 To thee all angels cry aloud ; 
To tliee the powers on high, 

Both cherubim and seraphim, 
Continually do cry ; — 

3 holy, holy, holy Lord, 
Whom heavenly hosts obey, 

The world is with the glory fill'd 
Of thy majestic sway. 

4 The' apostles' glorious company, 
And prophets crown'd with light, 

With all the martyrs' noble host, 
Thy constant praise recite. 

5 The holy Church throughout the world, 
Lord, confesses thee, 

Tliat thou eternal Father art, 
Of boimdless majesty. 

73 L. M. 

Wisdom, majesty, goodness. 

"DATHER of all, whose powerful voice 
JL Call'd forth this universal frame ! 
"Wliose mercies over all rejoice. 

Through endless ages still the same : 
Thou by thy word upholdest all ; 

Thy bounteous love to all is show'd ; 
Thou hear'st thy every creature's call, 

And fillest every mouth with good. 

2 In heaven thou reign'st enthroned in light, 

Nature's expanse before thee spread; 
Earth, au', and sea, before thy sight, 

And hell's deep gloom, are open laid : 
Wisdom, and might, and love, are thine ; 

Prostrate before thy face vs'e fall, 
Confess thine attributes divine. 

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T4 C. M. 

I'niversal sovereignty. 

THE Lord descended from above, 
And bow'd the heavens most high, 
And miderneath his feet he ca^t 
The darkness of the sky. 

2 On cherubim and seraphim 
Full royally he rode, 

And on the wings of mighty winds, 
Came flying all abroad. 

3 He sat serene upon the floods, 
Their fury to restrain ; 

And he, as sov'reign Lord and King, 
Forever more shall reign. 

75 1st P. M. 6 lilies Ss. 

Omnipotence and imviutahility. 

¥HEiS Israel out of Egypt came, 
And left the proud oppressor's land, 
Supported by the great I A^I, 

Safe in the hollow of his hand, 
The Lord in Israel reign' d alone, 
And Judah Avas his fav'rite throne. 

2 The sea beheld his power, and fled, 
Disparted by the w ondrous rod ; 

Jordan ran backward to its head. 

And Sinai felt the' incumbent God ; 
The mountains skipp'd like frighten' d rams, 
The hills leap'd after them as lambs. 

3 "^Tiat ail'd thee, thou trembling sea? 
What horror turn'd the river back? 

"Was nature's God displeased with thee? 

And why should hills or mountains shake ? 
Ye momitains huge, that skipp'd like rams? 
Ye hills, that leap'd as frighten'd lambs? 



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4 Eartli, tremble on, -witii all tliy sons, 
In presence of thy awful Lord, 

Whose power inverted nature owns, 
Her only law hi? sov'reign word : 
He shakes the centre with his rod, 
And heaven bows do\\n to Jacob's God, 

5 Creation, varied by his hand, 
The' omnipotent Jehovah knows ; 

The sea is turnVl to solid land. 

The rock into a fountain flows : 
And all things, as they change, proclaim 
The Lord eternally the same. 

76 s. M. 

Creator of soul and body. 

ALL-CREATING God, 
At whose supreme decree 
My body rose, a breathing clod, — 
My soul sprang forth fi'om thee : 
2 For this thou hast design' d. 

And form'd me man for this — 
To know and love thyself, and find 
In thee my endless bliss. 

77 3d P. M. 4 63 & 2 S3. 

Greatness and condescension. 

THE Lord Jehovah reigns, 
His throne is built on high ; 
The garments he assumes 
Are light and majesty : 
His glories shine with beams so bright, 
No mortal eye can bear the sight. 
2 The thunders of his hand 

Keep the wide world in awe ; 
His wrath and justice stand 
To guard his holy law ; 
And where his love i-esolves to bless, 
His truth confii-ms and seals the grace. 



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3 Through all liis mig-lity works 
Amazinc: Tv-isdom sliiiies ; 

Confounds the po^vers of hell, 
And all their dark designs ; 
Strong is his arm, and shall fulfil 
His great decrees and sov'reign will. 

4 And -will this sov'reign King 
Of glory condescend ; — 

And will he \mte his name, 
My Father and my Friend ? 

1 love his Name, I love his word ; 
Join aU my powers to praise the Lord. 

78 L. M. 

Omnipotence and wisdom. 

CO]\TE, my soul, in sacred lays, 
Attempt thy great Creator's praise : 
But 0, what tongue can speak his tame ? 
What mortal verse can leaoh the theme? 

2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres, 
He glory like a garment wears ; 

To form a robe of light divine. 

Ten thousand suns aroimd him shine. 

3 In all our Maker's grand designs. 
Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines ; 

His works, through all this wondrous fi'ame, 
Declare the glory of his Name. 

4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing, 
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing; 
And let his praise employ thy tongue, 
Till list'ning worlds shall join the song. 

79 c. M. 

Majesty and power. 

THE Lord our God is clothed with might, 
The winds obey his will ; 
He speaks, and in his heavenly height 
The rolling sun stands still. 



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2 Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land 
With threat'iiina^ asjiect roar; 

Tlie Lord uplifts his awful hand, 
And chains you to the shore. 

3 Ye winds of night, your force comLine ; 
"Without his high behest. 

Ye shall not, in the mountain-pine, 
Disturb the sparrow's nest. 

4 Kis voice sublime is heard afar; 
In distant i)eals it dies ; 

He yokes the whirlwind to his car, 
And sweeps the howling skies. 

5 Ye sons of earth, in rev'rence bend ; 
Ye nations, wait his nod ; 

And let unceasing praise ascend 
In honoiu" of our God. 

80 L. M. 

Omnipotence and grace. 

THE earth, with all her fulness, owns 
Jehovah for her sov'reign Lord ; 
The countless myriads of her sons 
Rose into being at his word. 

2 His word did out of nothing call 
The world, and founded all that is ; 

Launch'd on the floods this solid ball, 
And fix'd it in the floating seas. 

3 But who shall quit this low abode — 
\Mio shall ascend the heavenly place, 

And stand upon the mount of God, 
And see his Maker face to face ? 

4 The man whose hands and heart are clean 
That blessed portion shall receive ; 

He who by grace is saved from sin, 
Shall with his God in glory live : — 



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5 He shall ottain the starry crown ; 

And, number'd with the saints above, 
Tlie God of his salvation own, 

The God of his salvation love. 

81 S. M. 

Bounteous in mercy and goodness. 

MY Maker and my King, 
To thee my all I owe ; 
Thy sov'reign bounty is the spring 
Whence all my blessings flow. 

2 The creatm-e of thy hand, 
On thee alone I live ; 

My God, thy benefits demand 
More praise than I can give. 

3 0, let thy grace inspire 

My soul with strength di-^nne; 
Let all my powers to thee aspire, 
And all my days be thine. 

82 L. M. 

From everlasting to everlasting. 

ERE mountains rear'd then- forms sublime. 
Or heaven and earth in order stood, 
Before the birth of ancient time, 
Erom everlasting thou art God. 

2 A thousand ages, in their flight, 
With thee are as a fleeting day ; 

Past, present, futm-e, to thy sight 
At once their various scenes display. 

3 But our brief life 's a shadowy dream, 
A passing thought, that soon is o'er, — 

That fades with morning's earliest beam, 
And fills the musing mind no more. 

4 To us, Lord, the wisdom give, 
Each passing moment so to spend. 

That we at length with thee may live 
Where life and bliss shall never end. 



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83 C. M. 

Omniscience. 

LORD, all I am is kno^vn to tliee ; 
In vain my soul would try 
T?' sliun ihy presence, or to flee 
ITie notice of tLiine eye. 

2 Thy all-surrounding sight sui'veys 
My rising and my rest, 

My public walks, my private ways, 
The secrets of my breast. 

3 My thouglits lie open to thee, Lord, 
Before they're form'd within. 

And ere my lips pronounce the word, 
Thou know'sfc the seuse I mean. 

4 wondrous knowledge ! deep and high : 
Where can a creature hide? 

Within thy circling arms I lie, 
Beset on every side. 

5 So let thy grace surround me still, 
Aud like a bulwork prove. 

To guard my soul from every ill, 
Secm-ed by sov'reign love. 

84 c. M. 

Omniscience and omnipresence. 

FATHER of spirits, nature's God, 
Our thoughts are known to thee ; 
Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word, 
And every action see. 

2 Could we, on mDrning's swiftest wings, 
Fly through the trackless air, 

Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs, 
Thy presence would be there. 

3 In vain may guilt attem])t to fly, 
Conceal'd by darkest night ; 

One glance from thy all-piercing eye 
Can bring it all to light. 



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4 Search tliou oiir hearts, and there destroy 

Eo.ch secret bosom siu, 
And nt us for those realms of joy, 

That we may enter in. 

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Immutalility. 

Tins, this is the God we adore, 
Oui' faithiid. nnchangeable friend, 
>yhose love is as great as his power, 

And neither knows measure nor end : 
'Tis Jesus, the first and the last, 

^¥hose Spirit shall guide us safe home ; 
We'll praise him for all that is past. 
And trust him for aU that 's to come. 

86 L. M. 

Infinite in vnsdcm. 

PRAISE ye the Lord ! 'tis good to raise 
Youi- hearts and voices in his praise : 
His nature and his works ir.vite 
To make this duty oxa delight. 

2 He foim'd the stars, those heavenly flames; 
He counts their nixmbers, calls their names ; 
His wisdom's vast, and knows no ])Oimd, — 

A deep where pU our thoughts are drown'd. 

3 Sing to the Lord ! exalt him high, 
v\Tio spreads the clouds along the sl»y; 
There he prepares the fruitful rain, 
V(or lets the drops descend in vain. 

4 He inakes the gi-ass the hills adorn ; 
He clothes the smilii!g fields with corn ; 
The beasts with food his hands supply, 
And the young ravens when they cry. 

5 Tvhat is the creature's sldll or force? 
The sprightly man, or warlike horse? 
The piercing wit, the active limb ? 

All are too mean delights for him. 



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G But saints are lovely in his sight; 
He views liis children with delight : 
He sees their hope, he knows their fear, 
He looks, and loves his image there. 

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Infinite condescension. 

OGOD, of good the' unfathom'd sea, 
Who would not give his heart to thee ! 
Who would not love thee with his might ! 
Jesus, lover of mankind, 
W"ho would not his whole soul and mind, 
AVith all his strength, to thee unite ! 

2 Thou shin'st with everlasting rays ; 
Before the' insufferable blaze 

Angels with both wings veil their eyes ; 
Yet free as air thy bounty streams ; 
On all thy works thy mercy's beams, 

Diffusive as thy sun's, arise. 

3 Astonish'd at thy fi'owning brow, 

Earth, hell, and heaven's strong pillars bow: 

Terrible majesty is thine ! 
"Who then can that vast love express. 
Which bows thee down to me, — who less 

Than rothing am, till thou art mine! 

4 High f droned on heaven's eternal hill, 
In num'/cr, weight, and measure, still, 

Thou sweetly ord'rest all that is ; 
And yet thou deigu'st to come to me. 
And guide my steps, that I, with thee 

Enthroned, may reign in endless bliss. 

88 L. M. 

Wisdom, justice, truth. 

THINE, Lord, is wisdom, thine alone ! 
Justice and truth before thee stand : 
Yet, nearer to thy sacred throne, 
Mercy withholds thy lifted hand. 



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2 Each evening shows thy tender love ; 
Each rising morn thy plenteous grace : 

Thy waken'd wrath doth slowly move ; 
Thy willing mercy flies apace. 

3 To thy henign, indulgent care, 
Father, this light, this breath we owe ; 

And all we have, and all we are, 
From thee, great Source of being, flow. 

4 Tlirice Holy ! thine the kingdom is, 
The power omnipotent is thine ; 

And when created nature dies, 
Thy never-ceasing glories shine. 

89 c.M. 

Goodness and mercy. 

LET every tongue thy goodness speak, 
Thou sov'reign Lord of all ; 
Thy strength'ning hands uphold the weak, 
And raise the poor that fall. 

2 AVhen sorrows bow the spirit down, 

When virtue lies distress'd, 
Beneath the proud oppressor's frown, 

Thou giv'st the mourner rest. 

5 Thou know'st the pains thy servants feel, 
Thou hear'st thy children's cry ; 

And their best wishes to fulfil, 
Thy grace is ever nigh. 

4 Thy mercy never shall remove 
From men of heart sincere : 

Thou sav'st the souls whose humble love 
Is join'd with holy fear. 

5 My lips shall dwell upon thy praise, 
And spread thy fame abroad ; 

Let all the sons of Adam raise 
The honours of their God. 



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90 S. M. 

The only wise God. 

THOU, the eternal Lord, 
Ai-t higli above our thought ; 
And -worthy to be fear'd, adored, 

By all thy hands have wrought : 
None can with thee compare, 

Thy glory fills the sky ; 

And all created beings are 

As nothing in thine eye. 

2 Of thine unbounded power, 
To thee the praise we give ; 

Omnipotently gieat, and more 
Than heart can e'er conceive : 

Whene'er thou wilt proceed, 
Thy work can none withstand. 

Or frustrate thy determined deed, 
Or stay the' Almighty's hand, 

3 Thou, Lord, art wise alone ; 
Thy counsel doth excel ; 

Most wonderful thy works we own, 

Thy ways unsearchable : 
"Who knows the mystery, — 

The judgments can explain, — 
Of Him whose eyes in darkness see, 

And search the heart of man? 

91 C. M 

Glory, mercy, grace. 

FATHER, how wide thy glory shines, 
How high thy wonders rise ! 
Known through the earth by thousand signs, 

By thousands thi-ough the skies, 
2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power ; 

Their motions speak thy skill : 
And on the wings of every hour 
We read thy patience still. 



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3 Part of thy- Name divinely stands, 
On all thy creatures writ ; 

Tliey show the labour of thy hands, 
Or impress of thy feet : 

4 But when we view thy strange design 
To save rebellious worms, 

Where vengeance and compassion join 
In their divinest forms : 

5 Here the whole Deity is known, 
Nor dares a creature guess 

Which of the glories brighter shone, 
The justice or the grace. 

6 Now the full glories of the Lamb 
Adorn the heavenly plains ; 

Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name, 
And try their choicest strains. 

7 may I bear some humble part 
In that immortal song ! 

Wonder and joy shall tune my heart, 
And love command my tongue. 

92 c. M. 

Wisdom and goodness. 

BLEST be our everlasting Lord, 
Our Father, God, and King ! 
Thy sov'reign goodness we i-ecord, 
Thy glorious power we sing. 

2 By thee the victory is given : 
The majesty divine, 

Wisdom and might, and earth and heaven, 
And all therein, are thine. 

3 The kingdom, Lord, is thine alone, 
Who dost thy right maintain, 

And, high on thy eternal throne, 
O'er men and angels reign. 



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4 Riches, as seemetli good to thee, 
Thou dost, and honour give ; 

And kings their power and dignity 
Out of thy hand receive. 

5 Thou hast on us the grace hestow'd, 
Thy greatness to proclaim ; 

And therefore now we thank our God, 
And praise thy glorious Name. 

6 Thy glorious Name, thy nature's powers, 
Thou dost to us make knov/n ; 

And all the Deity is ours, 
Through thy incarnate Son. 

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Goodness. 

OGOD, my hope, my heavenly rest, 
My all of happiness below, 
Grant my importunate request. 

To me, to me, thy goodness show ; 
Thy beatific face display, 
The brightness of eternal day. 
2 Before my faith's enlighten'd eyes. 

Make all thy gracious goodness pass ; 
Thy goodness is the sight I prize : 

might I see thy smiling face : 
Thy nature in my soul proclaim, 
Reveal thy love, thy glorious name. 

94 L. M. 

Lnmanuel, God with vs. 

ETERNAL depth of love divine. 
In Jesus, God with us, display'd ; 
How bright thy beaming glories shine ! 

How wide thy healing streams are spread ! 
2 With whom dost thou delight to dwell? 

Sinners, a vile and thankless race ! 
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3 The dictates of tliy sov'reign will 
With joy our grateful hearts receive ; 

All thy delight in us fulfil ; 
Lo, all we are to thee we give. 

4 To thy sure love, thy tender care, 
Our flesh, soul, spirit, we resign ; 

fix thy sacred presence there, 
And seal the' abode forever thine. 

95 c. M. 

Infinite love. 

ATHOUSAM) oracles divine 
Their common beams miite. 
That sinners may with angels join, 
To worship God aright. 

2 Triumphant host ! they never cease 
To laud and magnify 

The triune God of "holiness, 
"Whose glory fills the sky. 

3 By faith the upper choir we meet, 
And join with them to sing 

Jehovah, on his shining seat, 
Our Maker and our King. 

4 For God, made flesh, is wholly ours. 
And asks oiir noblest strain ; 

The Father of celestial powers, 
The Friend of earth-born man. 

96 C. M. 

God is love. 

GREAT God ! to me the sight afford 
To him of old allow'd ; 
And let my faith behold its Lord, 

Descending in a cloud. 
2 In thy revealing Spirit come, 

Thine attributes proclaim. 
And to my inmost soul make known 
The glories of thy Name. 



64 THE DIVINE PEREECTIONS. 

3 Jehovah, Christ, I thee adore, 
Who gav' st my soul to be ; 

Fountaiii of being and of power. 
And great in majesty. 

4 The Lord, the mighty God, thou art, 
But let me rather prove 

That name in spoken to my heart, 
That fav'rite name of love. 

5 Merciful God, thyself proclaim 
In this polluted bi-east ; 

Mercy is thy distinguish'd name. 
And suits the sinner best. 

6 Our mis'ry doth for pity call. 
Our siu implores thy g7-ace ; 

And thou art merciful to all 
Our lost, apostate race. 

9T s. M. 

Love and mercy. 

GREAT God, accept a heart 
That pants to sing thy praise ; 
Thou, who -without beginning art, 

And without end of days : 
Thy goodness is display'd. 

On all thy works impressed ; 
Thou lovest all thy hands have made, 
But man thou lovest best. 

2 Gracious art thou to all 

'\Mio truly turn to tl\i^g.i, 
hear me, 'then, fop'pardoh call, 

And show thy grace to me : '^ 
Through mercy reconciled. 

For Jesus' sake forgiven ; 
Receive, Lord, thy favom-'d child, 

To sing thy praise in heaven. 



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98 C. M. 

Source of all hlessinss. 

JEHOVAH, God, thy gracious poTver 
On every hand we see ; 
may the blessings of each hour 
Lead all our thoughts to thee. 

2 K on the wings of morn we speed, 
To earth's remotest bound, 

Thy hand will there our journey lead, 
Thine arm our path sm-round. 

3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps, 
And reaches to the skies ; 

Tliine eye of mercy never sleeps. 
Thy goodness never dies. 

4 From morn till noon — till latest eve, 
Thy hand, God, we see ; 

And all the blessings we receive. 
Proceed alone from thee. 

99 c. M. 

The Author of every good gift. 
TIATHEE, to thee my soul I lift; 
X My soul on thee depends ; 
Convinced that every perfect gift 
From thee alone descends. 

2 Mercy and grace are thine alone. 
And j)ower and wisdom too ; 

Without the Spirit of thy Son, 
We nothing good can do. 

3 We cannot speak one useful word, 
One hol^f thoj^ht conceive. 

Unless, inMiswer--;^our Lord, 
Thy s,efffthe"%l€iS smf .give . 

4J3i^blood demands the puf chased grace : 

His blood's availing plea \. 
Obtain'd the help for all our racTe, 

And sends it down to me. / 

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5 Tliou all oxir works in us hast wrought ; 
Our good is all divine : 

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

6 From thee, through Jesus, we receive 
The power on thee to call, 

In whom we are, and move, and live ; 
Oxu' God is all in all. 

100 L. M. 

Holiness. 

HOLY as thou, Lord, is none ; 
Thy holiness is all thine own ; 
A drop of that unbounded sea 
Is ours, — a drop derived from thee. 

2 And when thy purity we share, 
Thine only glory we declare ; 
And, humbled into nothing, own, 
lloly and pure is God alone. 

3 Sole, self-existing God and Lord, 
By all thy heavenly hosts adored, 
Let all on earth bow down to thee, 
And 0T\Ti thy peerless majesty : 

4 Tliy power unparallel'd confess, 
Establish'd on the Rock of peace ; 
The Rock that never shall remove, — 
The Rock of pure, almighty love. 

101 CM. 

The Trinity. 

HML ! holy, holy, holy Lord, 
Whom one in three we know; 
By all thy heavenly host adored, 

By all thy Church below. 
2 One undivided Trinity 

With triumph we proclaim ; 
Thy universe is full of thee, 
And speaks thy glorious name. 



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3 Thee, holy Father, we confess ; 
Thee, holy Son, adore ; 

And thee, the Holy Ghost, we bless, 
And worship evermore. 

4 Hail ! holy, holy, holy Lord, 
Our heavenly song shall be ; 

Supreme, essential One, adored 
In co-eternal Three ! 

102 L. M. 

The glorious goodness of the triune Jehovah. 

COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
"VMiom one all-perfect God we own, 
Restorer of thine image lost, 

Thy various offices make known. 

2 Jehovah in three persons, come. 
And draw, and sprinkle us, and seal. 

Poor, guilty, dying worms, in whom 
Thou wilt eternal life reveal. 

3 Our fallen, ruin'd souls, to raise. 
The knowledge of thyself bestow ; 

Reveal the riches of thy grace, 

And all thy glorious goodness show. 

103 c. M. 

One God in three persons. 

HAIL, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God in persons three ; 
Of thee we make our joyful boast, 
And homage pay to thee. 

2 Present alike in every place, 
Thy Godhead we adore : 

Beyond the bounds of time and space 
Thou dwellest evermore. 

3 In wisdom infinite thou art, 
Thine eye doth all things see ; 

And every thought of every heart 
Is fully known to thee. 



68 THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS. 

4 Thou lov'st wliate'er thy hands have made ; 
Thy goodness we rehearse, 

In shining characters display'd 
Throughout the universe. 

5 "WTierefore let every creature give 
To thee the praise design'd ; 

But chiefly, Lord, the thanks receive, — 
The hearts, of all mankind. 

104 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

The co-eternal Three. 

HOLY, holy, holy Lord, 
God the Father, God the Word, 
God the Comforter, receive 
Blessings more than we can give. 

2 Join'd with those beyond the sky, 
Worshipping the Lord most high, 
We our hearts and voices raise, 
Echo his eternal praise. 

3 Tliree in one, and one in three, 
One, in simplest unity, — 

God, incline thy gracious ear ; 
Us, thy lisping creatures, hear. 

4 Thee, while man, the earth-born, sings, 
Angels shrink '\vithin their wings ; 
Prostrate seraphim above 

Breathe miutterable love. 

5 Fain with them our souls would vie ; 
Sink as low, and mount as high ; 
Fall, o'erwhelm'd with love, or soar ; 
Shout, or silently adore ! 

105 L. M. 

Co-equal and co-eternal. 

BLESSING and honour, praise and lo'^-e, 
Co-equal, co-eternal Three, 
In earth below, in heaven above, 
By all thy works, be paid to thee. 



THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS. 69 

2 Let all wIlo owe to tLee tlieir birth, 

in praises every hour employ ; 
Jehovah reigns ! be glad, earth, 

And shout, ye morning stars, for joy. 

106 c. M. 

Unsearchable. 

HAIL, Father, whose creating call 
Unnumber'd worlds attend; 
Jehovah, comprehending all, 
"Whom none can comprehend. 

2 Li light unsearchable enthi-oned, 
Whom angels dimly see ; 

The fountain of the Godhead own'd, 
And foremost of the Three : 

3 Supreme and all-sufficient God ! 
When nature shall expire. 

And worlds, created by thy nod, 
ShaU perish by thy fire ; 

4 Thy Name, Jehovah, be adored 
By creatm-es without end ; 

Whom none but thy essential Word 
And Spirit comprehend. 

107 c. M. 

Dwelling in light which no man can approach unto. 

ETERNAL Rower, Almighty God, 
Who can approach thy thi'one? 
Unfading light is thine abode, 
To mortal man miknown. 

2 Before the radiance of thine eye, 
The heavens no longer shine ; 

And all the glories of the sky 
Are but the shade of thine. 

3 Great God, and wilt thou condescend 
To cast a look below? 

To this vile world thy notice bend— 
These seats of sin and wo ? 



70 THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS. 

4 How strange, how wondrous, is thy love I 
With trembling we adore : 

Not all the' exalted minds above 
Its wonders can explore. 

5 While golden harps and angel tongues 
Resound immortal lays, 

Great God, permit our humble songs 
To celebrate thy praise. 

108 L. M. 

Canst thou find out the Almighty to perfection ? 

OGrOD, thou bottomless abyss ! 
Thee to perfection who can know? 
height immense ! what words suffice, 
Thy countless attributes to show? 

2 Greatness unspeakable is thine ; 
Greatness, whose undiminish'd ray, 

"WTien short-lived worlds are lost, shall shine,- 
"When earth and heaven are fled away. 

3 Unchangeable, all-perfect Lord, 
Essential life's unbounded sea, 

What lives and moves, lives by thy word. 
It lives, and moves, and is, from thee. 

4 High is thy power above all height ; 
"Whate'er thy will decrees is done ; 

Thy wisdom, equal to thy might. 
Only to thee, God, is known! 

109 L. M. 

Incomprehensibly glorious. 

GOD is a Name my soul adores, — 
The' almighty Three, the' eternal One: 
Nature and grace, with all their powers, 

Confess the Infinite Unknown. 
2 Thy voice produced the sea and spheres ; 

Bade the waves roar, the planets shine : 
But nothing like thyself appears 
Through all these spacious works of thine. 



THE DIVINE PERFECTIONS. 71 

3 Still restless nature dies and grows ; 
Trom change to change the creatures run : 

Thy being no succession knows, 
And all thy vast designs are one. 

4 A glance of thine runs through the globe, 
Rules the bright worlds, and moves their frame ; 

Of light thou form'st thy dazzling robe ; 
Thy ministers are living flame. 

5 How shall polluted mortals dare 
To sing thy glory or thy grace? 

Beneath thy feet we lie afar, 

And see but shadows of thy face. 

6 T\Txo can behold the blazing light? 
Who can approach consmning flame? 

None but thy -wisdom knows thy might ; 
None but thy word can speak thy name, 

110 C. M. 

Such knowledge is too wonderful for us. 

SHALL foolish, weak, short-sighted man 
Beyond the angels go, — 
The great Almighty God explain. 
Or to perfection know? 

2 His attributes divinely soar 
Above the creature's sight. 

And prostrate seraphim adore 
The glorious Infinite. 

3 The brightness of his glorj' leaves 
Description far below ; 

Nor man's nor angel's heart conceives 
How deep his mercies flow. 

4 His grace is most unsearchable, 
And dazzles all above ; 

They gaze, but cannot count or tell 
The treasures of his* love. 



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Ill C. M. 

Worthy of ceaseless praise from all his creatures 

PRAISE ye the Lord, ye' immortal choirs 
That fill the worlds above ; 
Praise him who form'd you of his fires, 
And feeds you with his love. 

2 Shine to his praise, ye crystal skies, 
The floor of his abode ; 

Or veil in shades your thousand eyes 
Before your brighter God. 

3 Thou restless globe of golden light, 
"WTiose beams create our days, 

Join with the silver queen of night, 
To owu your borrow'd rays. 

4 Thunder and hail, and fire and storms, 
The troops of his command, 

Appear in all your dreadful forms, 
And speak his awful hand. 

5 Shout to the Lord, ye surging seas. 
In your eternal roar ; 

Let wave to wave resound his praise, 
And shore reply to shore. 

6 Thus while the meaner creatures sing. 
Ye mortals, catch the sound ; 

Echo the glories of your I^ng 
Through all the nations round. 

112 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Eternal praises to the Most High. 

THEE to laud in songs divine 
Angels in thy presence join : 
We with them our voices raise. 
Echo thine eternal praise. 
2 Holy, holy, holy Lord, 
Live, by heaven and earth adored: 
Thus, with them, we ever cry, 
Glory be to God mo'st high ! 



THE INCAEMTION AND BIETH OF 
JESUS CHRIST. 



113 CM. 

Glad tidings of great joy. 

WHILE shepherds -vvatcli'cl their flocks by night, 
All seated on the ground, 
The angel of the Lord came down, 
And glory shone around. 

2 Fear not, said he, (for mighty dread 
Had seized their troubled mind,) 

Glad tidings of great joy I bring, * • 

To you and all mankind. 

3 To you, in David's town, this day 
Is born, of David's line, 

The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord ; 
And this shall be the sign : 

4 The heavenly babe you there shall find 
To human view display'd, 

All meanly wrapp'd in swathing-bands, 
And in a manger laid. 

5 Thus spake the seraph ; and forthwith 
Appear' d a shining throng 

Of angels, praising God on high, 
^Mio thus address'd their song: 

6 All glory be to God on high, 
And to the earth be peace : 

Good-will henceforth, from heaven to men, 
Begin and never cease. 

114 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

Peace on earth — good-will to men. 

HAEK ! what mean those holy voices, 
Sweetly sounding through the skies? 
Lo! the' angelic host rejoices; 
Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 



74 INCAKNATION AND BIRTH 

2 Listen to the wondrous story, 
Which they chant in hymns of joy: — 

Glory in the highest, glory, 
Glory be to God most high ! 

3 Peace on earth, good-will from heaven, 
Reaching far as man is foxind ; 

Souls redeem'd, and sins forgiven ! — 
Loud oiu- golden harps shall sound. 

4 Christ is bom, the great Anointed ; 
Heaven and earth his praises sing ; 

receive whom God appointed, 

For your Prophet, Priest, and King. 

5 Hasten, mortals, to adore him; 

4 Learn his name, and taste his joy ; 
^ Till in heaven ye sing before him, — 
Glory be to God most high ! 

115 15th P. M. 11 9, 11 9, 

Christmas -day. 

ALL hail ! happy day, 
When, enrobed in our clay, 
The Redeemer appear'd upon earth ; 
How can we refrain 
To unite in the strain. 
And to hail our Immanuel's birth! 

2 Ye angels of God, 
Sound his praises abroad. 

And acknowledge him JAH, the I AM : 

We also will join 

In a hjTnn so divine, 
Giving glory to God and the Lamb ! 

3 O may the return 

Of this once blessed morn 
Be forever remember' d with joy 

Sweet accents of praise 

All our voices shall raise ; 
Hallelujahs shall be our employ 



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4 Let echo prolong 

The harmonious song, — 
Hallelujahs again and again : 

He kindles the fire, 

"Whom the nations desire, 
And to him we devote the glad strain. 

116 1 CM. 

Glory to Goann the highest. 

MORTALS, awakd, with angels join, 
And chant th^ solemn lay ; 
Joy, love, and gramtude combine, 
To hail the' auspicious day. 

2 In heaven the r^t'rous song began, 
And sweet seraphic fire 

Through all the shining legions ran, 
And strung and tttned the lyre. 

3 Swift through the Vast expanse it flew, 
And loud the echo toU'd ; 

The theme, the song, the joy, was new, — 
'Twas more than heaVen could hold. 

4 Down through the por^ls of the sky 
The' impetuous torrent ^an; 

And angels flew, with eagdr joy. 
To bear the news to mail. 

5 "With joy the chorus we r^eat, — 
Glolry to God on high ! \ 

Goodiwill and peace are now 'Complete — 
Jefus was born to die. \ 

6 Hail, Prince of life, forever hail! 
Redeemer, Brother, Friend ! \ 

Though earth, and time, and life shall fail, 

Tny praise shall never end. 
7_I|ark! the cherubic armies shout, 

And glory leads the song : ', 
Good-will and peace are heard throughout 

The' harmonious heavenly throng. 



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117 30:li P. M. 11 10, 11 10. 

The star in the East. 

BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the naoming, 
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid; 
Star of the East, the horizon adorning, 
Guide -where the infant Redeemer is laid. 

2 Cold, on his cradle, the dew-drops are shining ; 
Low lies his bed with the beasts of the stall ; 

Angels adore him, in slumber reclining, — 
Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour, of all. 

3 Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion, 
Odom's of Eden and offrings divine ? 

Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean. 
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine ? 

4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation; 
Vainly with gifts would his favour secure ; 

Richer by far is the heart's adoration ; 
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 

118 C. M. 

Design and object of His advent. 

HARK, the glad sound ! the Saviour comes, — 
The Saviour, promised long; 
Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 

2 He comes, the pris'ner to release, 
In Satan's bondage held ; 

The gates of brass before him burst. 
The u'on fetters yield. 

3 He comes, from thickest films of vice 
To clear the mental ray, 

And on the eyes opj^ress'd with night 
To pom- celestial day. 

4 He comes, the broken heart to bind, 
The wounded soul to cure. 

And, with the treasures of his grace, 
To' em-ich the humble poor. 



OF JESUS CHEIST. 77 

.5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace, 

Thy welcome shall proclaim, 
And heaven's eternal arches ring 

With thy beloved name. 

119 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 

Worship the new-born Saviour. 

ANGELS, from the realms of glory, 
Wing yonr flight o'er all the earth ; 
Ye who sang creation's story, 
Now proclaim Messiah's birth : 
Come and worship, — 
Worship Christ, the new-bom king. 

2 Shepherds, in the field abiding, 
Watching o'er your flocks by night, 

God with man is now residing ; 
Yonder shines the infant light : 
Come and worship, — 
Worship Christ, the new-born king. 

3 Sages, leave your contemplations, — 
Brighter visions beam afar ; 

Seek the great Desire of nations ; 
Ye have seen his natal star : 
Come and worship, — 
Worship Christ, the new-born king, 

4 Saints, before the altar bending, 
Watching long in hope and fear, 

Suddenly the Lord, descending, 
In his temple shall appear : 
Come and worship, — 
Worship Christ, the new-born king. 

6 Sinners, wrung with true repentance, 
Doom'd for guilt to endless pains, 

Justice now revokes the sentence, — 
Mercy calls you, — break your chains : 
Come and worship, — 

Worship Christ, the new-born ki)ig. 



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120 5tTi P. M. 4 lines 78. 
Wonderful Counsellor. 

BRIGHT and joyful is the mom, 
For to us a child is bom ; 
From the highest realms of heaven, 
Unto us a Son is given. 

2 On his shoulder he shall bear 
Power and majesty, and wear, 
On his vesture and his thigh, 
Names most awful, names most high. 

3 Wonderful in counsel He, 
Christ, the' incarnate Deity; 
Sire of ages, ne'er to cease ; 

King of kings, and Prince of peace. 

4 Come and worship at his feet ; 
Yield to him the homage meet; 
From the manger to the throne, 
Homage due to God alone. 

121 C. M. 

The Prince of peace. 

TO us a child of hope is born, 
To us a Son is given : 
Him shall the tribes of earth obey, 
Him, all the hosts of heaven. 

2 His name shall be the Prince of peace, 
Forever more adored, — 

The Wonderful, the Coimsellor, 
The great and mighty Lord. 

3 His power, increasing, still shall spread; 
His reign no end shall know ; 

Justice shall guard his throne above, 
And peace abound below. 

4 To us a child of hope is born ; 
To us a Son is given ; — 

The Wonderful, the Counsellor, 
The mighty Lord of heaven. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 79 

122 s. M. 

The mighty God. 

REJOICE in Jesus' birth,— 
To us a Son is given ; 
To us a cMld is bom on earth, 
Who made both earth and heaven. 

2 He reigna %ove the sky, — 
This universe sustains ; — 

The God supreme, the Lord most high, 
The king Messiah reigns. 

3 The mighty God is He, 
Author of heavenly bliss ; 

The Father of eternity. 

The glorious Prince of peace. 

4 His government shall grow. 

From strength to strength proceed : 
His righteousness the church o'erflow, 
And all the earth o'erspread. 

123 L. M. 

Prophet, Priest, and King. 

TO us a child, of royal birth. 
End of the promises, is given ; 
The' Invisible appears on earth, — 
The Son of man, the God of heaven. 

2 A Saviour bom, in love supreme. 
He comes, our fallen souls to raise ; 

He comes, his people to redeem. 
With all his plenitude of grace. 

3 The Christ, by raptiu:ed seers foretold, 
Fill'd with the Holy Spirit's power, 

Prophet, and Priest, and King, behold ; 
And Lord of all the world adore. 

4 The Lord of hosts, the God most high, 
"Who quits his throne, on earth to live, 

With joy we welcome from the sky, 
With faith into our hearts receive. 



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124 S.M. 

Thanhs for the unspeakable gift. 

FATHER, our hearts we lift 
Up to tliy gTacious throne, 
And thank thee for the precious gift 
Of thine incarnate Son. 

2 His infant cries prochaim 

A peace 'twixt earth and heaven : 
Salvation, through his only Name, 
To all mankind is given. 

3 nie gift unspeakable 
We thankfully receive, 

And to the world thy goodness tell, 
And to thy glory live. 

4 May all mankind receive 
The new-born Prince of peace, 

And meekly in his spirit live, 
And in his love increase. 

5 Till he convey us home, 
Cry every soul aloud, — 

Come, thoii Desire of nations, come. 
And take us up to God. 

125 5th P. M. 4 lines 7g. 

The sun of righteousness. 

HARK! the herald angels sing, — 
Glory to the new-born King ; 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild ; 
God and sinners reconciled. 

2 Joj^ul all ye nations rise, — 
Join the triumphs of the skies ; 
With angelic hosts proclaim, — 
Christ is born in Bethlehem. 

3 Christ, by highest heaven adored, — 
Christ, the everlasting Lord ; 

Veil'd in flesh the Godhead see ; 
Hail, incarnate Deity ! 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 81 

4 Hail the lieaven-'born Prince of peace ! 
Hail the Sun of righteousness ! 

Light and life to all he brings, — 
Risen with healing in his wings. 

5 Come, Desire of nations, come ! 
Fix in us thy humble home ; 
Second Adam from above, 
Reinstate us in thy love. 

126 26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. 

The glory of His kingdom. 

HAIL, to the Lord's anointed, 
Great David's greater Sou! 
Hail, in the time appointed, 
His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, — 

To set the captive free; 
To take away transgression. 
And rule in equity. 

2 He comes, with succour speedy 
To those who suiTer wrong ; 

To help the poor and needy, 

And bid the weak be strong; 
To give them songs for sighing, — 

Their darkness tm"n to light, — 
Whose souls, condemn'd and dying. 

Were precious in his sight. 

3 He shall descend like showers 
Upon the fruitful earth. 

And love and joy, like flowers, 

Spring in his path to birth : 
Before him, on the mountains, 

Shall peace, the herald, go, 
And righteousness, in fountains, 

From hill to valley flow. 
6 



INCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST. 

4 To him shall prayer Tinceasing, 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, — 

A kingdom witiiout end : 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
His name shall stand forever ; 

That name to \is is Love. 



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Reigning in His kingdom of grace. 

ALL glory to God in the sky, 
And peace upon earth he restored ; 
Jesus, exalted on high, 

' Appear, our omnipotent Lord ; 
Who, meanly in Bethlehem horn, 

Didst stoop to redeem a lost race : 
Once more to thy creatures return, 
And reign in thy kingdom of grace. 

2 -vTOuhlst thou again he made known, — 
Again in thy Spirit descend ; 

And set up, in each of thine own, 
A kingdom that never shall end I 

Tliou only art ahle to hless. 

And make the glad nations ohey, 

And bid the dire enmity cease. 

And how the whole world to thy sway. 

3 0, come to thy servants again. 
Who long thine appearing to know ; 

Thy quiet and peaceable reign 

In mercy establish below : 
All sorrow before thee shall fly. 

And anger and hatred be o'er; 
And envy and malice shall die, 

And discord afflict us no more. 



THE SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF 
JESUS CHRIST. 



128 c. M. 

God manifested in the Jlcsh. 

WITH glorious clouds encompassed round, 
Whom angels dimly see, 
Will the Unsearchable be found, 
Or God appear to me ? 

2 Will he forsake his throne above, — 
Himself to -worms impart ? 

Answer, thou Man of grief and love. 
And speak it to my heart. 

3 In manifested love explain 
Thy wonderful design; 

"Wliat meant the suffring Son of man, — 

The streaming blood divine? 
i Didst thou not in our flesh appear. 

And live and die below, 
That I might now perceive thee near, 

And my Kedeemer know? — 
5 Might view the Lamb in his own light, 

Whom angels dimly see ; 
And gaze, transported at the sight, 

To all eternity? 

129 c. M. 

The incarnate God. 

COjME, Holy Ghost, inspire our songs 
With thine immortal flame ; 
Enlarge our hearts, unloose our tongues, 

To praise the Saviour's name. 
2 How great the riches of his grace ! 

He left his throne above, 
And, swift to save our ruin'd race, 
He flew on wings of love. 



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3 Now pardon, life, and joys divine, 
In rich abimdance flow, 

For guilty rebels, dead in sin, 
And dooni'd to endless wo. 

4 The' almighty Former of the skies 
Stoop' d to om- low abode ; 

While angels view'd with wond'ring eyes, 
And hail'd the' incarnate God. 

5 Renew our souls with heavenly strength, 
That we may fully prove 

The height, and depth, and breadth, and length 
Of such transcendent love. 



130 c. M. 

His humiliation. 

AND did the Holy and the Just,— 
The Sov'reign of the skies, — 
Stoop down to wretchedness and dust, 
That guilty man might rise? 

2 Yes, the Redeemer left his throne, 
His radiant throne on high — 

Siu'prising mercy ! love unknown ! — 
To sufifer, bleed, and die. 

3 To dwell with mis'ry here below. 
The Saviour left the skies, 

And sunk to ^\•retchedness and wo, 
That worthless man might rise. 

4 He took the dying traitor's place, 
And suffer'd in his stead ; 

For sinful man — wondrous grace ! — ■ 
For sinful man he bled. 

5 Lord, what heavenly wonders dwell 
In thine atoning bloocl ! 

By this are sinners saved from hell, 
And rebels brought to God. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 85 

131 C. M. 

His amazing love. 

PLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair, 
We wretched sinners lay, 
"Without one cheering beam of hope, 
Or spark of glimm'ring day. 

2 With pitying eyes the Prince of peace 
Beheld our helpless gi'ief ; 

He saw, and (0, amazing love !) 
He flew to our relief. 

3 Down from the shining seats above, 
With joyful haste he tied ; 

Euter'd the grave in mortal flesh, 
And dwelt among the dead. 

4 for this love let rocks and hills 
Their lasting silence break ; 

And all harmonious human tongues, 

The Saviour's praises speak. 
6 Angels, assist our mighty joys ; 

Strike all your harps of gold ; 
But when you raise your highest notes, 

His love can ne'er be told. 

132 s. M. 

Our ransom paid. 

OUR sins on Christ were laid ; 
He bore the mighty load ; 
Our ransom-price he fully paid 
In groans, and tears, and blood. 

2 To save a world, he dies ; 
Sinners, behold the Lamb ! 

To him lift up your longing eyes ; 
Seek mercy in his name. 

3 Pardon and peace abound ; 
He win yom' sins forgive ; 

Salvation in his name is foiind, — 
He bids the sinner live. 



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4 Jesus, -we look to tliee ; — 
"^Vhere else can sinners go? 

Thy boundless love shall set us free 
From -nretcheduess and wo. 

133 1st P. M. 6 tines Ss 

Love divine. 

OTjOYYi divine, wliat hast thou done ! 
The' incarnate God hath, died for me I 
The Father's co-eternal Son, 

Bore all my sins upon the tree ! 
The Son of God for me hath died : 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified. 

2 Behold him, all ye that pass by, — 
The bleeding- Prince of life and peace ! 

Come see, ye worms, your Saviour die, 

And say, was ever grief like his ? 
Come, feel with me his blood applied : 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified : — 

3 Is crucified for me and you. 

To bring us rebels back to God : 
Believe, believe the record true, — 

Ye all are bought with Jesus' blood : 
Pardou for all flows from his side : 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified. 

4 Then let us sit beneath his cross, 
And gladly catch tlie healing stream ; 

All things for him account but loss, 

And give up all our hearts to him: 
Of nothing think or speak beside, — 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified. 

134 c. M. 

He died for thee. 

BEHOLD the Saviour of mankind 
Xail'd to the shameful tree ; 
How vast the love that him inclined 
To bleed and die for thee ! 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 87 

2 Hark ! liow he groans, wliile nature shakes, 
And earth's strong pillars bend : 

The temple's veil in sunder breaks, — 
The solid marbles rend. 

3 'Tis don«! the precious ransom's paid! 
Receive my soul! he cries: 

See where he bows his sacred head ; 
He bows his head, and dies. 

4 But soon he'll break death's envious chain, 
And in full glory shine : 

Lamb of God, was ever pain. 
Was ever love, like thine? 

135 L. M. 

The hidings of the Father'' s face. 

FROM Calvary a cry was heard, — 
A bitter and heart-rending cry ; 
My Saviour! every mournful word 
Besi)eaks thy soul's deep agony. 

2 A horror of great darkness fell 
On thee, thou spotless, holy One ! 

And all the swarming hosts of hell 
Conspired to tempt God's only Son. 

3 The scoiu-ge, the thorns, the deep disgrace, — 
These thou couldst bear, nor once repine ; 

But when Jehovah veil'd his face. 
Unutterable pangs were thine. 

4 Let the dumb world its silence break; 
Let pealing anthems rend the sky; 

Awake, my sluggish soul, awake ! 
He died, that we might never die. 

5 Lord ! on thy cross I fix mine eye ; 
If e'er I lose its strong control, 

0, let that dying, piercing cry, 

Melt and reclaim my wand'ring soul. 



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136 c. M. 

Tlie crucifixion. 

PROM -wlieiice these direful omens round, 
"VMdcli heaven and earth amaze? 
And -R-hy do earthquakes cleave the ground? 
Why hides the sun his rays? 

2 Well may the earth, astonish' d, shake, 
And natui-e s^Tnpathize, — 

The sun, as darkest night, be black ; 
Then- ]\Iaker, Jesus, dies ! 

3 Behold, fast streaming from the tree, 
His aU-atouing blood : 

Is this the Infinite ? 'tis he, — 
My Saviour and my God. 

4 For me these pangs his soul assail ; 
For me this death is borne ; 

My sins gave sharpness to the nail, 
And pointed every thorn. 

5 Let sin no "niore my soul enslave ; 
Break, Lord, its tyrant chain ; 

0, save me, ivhom thou cam'st to save, 
Nor bleed nor die in vain. 

137 L. M. 

Expiring on the cross. 

EXTENDED on a cursed tree, 
Cover' d with dust, and sweat, and blood, 
See there, the King of glory see! 
Sinks and expires the Son of God. 

2 TMio, vrho, my Sa^-ioiu", this hath done ? 
Who could thy sacred body wound? 

No guilt thy spotless heart hath known, — 
No guile hath in thy lips been found. 

3 I, I alone have done the deed ; 
'Tis I thy sacred flesh have torn ; 

My sins have caused thee, Lord, to bleed, — 
Pointed the nail, and fix'd the thorn. 



OF JESUS CHEIST. 89 

4 For me the burden to sustain 

Too great, on thee, my Lord, was laid : 
To heal me, thou hast borne the pain ; 
To bless me, thou a curse wast made. 

5 My Saviour, how shall I proclaim, 
How pay, the mighty debt I owe ? 

Let all I have, and all I am, 

Ceaseless, to all, thy glory show. 

6 Still let thy tears, thy groans, thy sighs, 
O'erfiow my eyes, and heave my breast, 

Till, loosed from flesh and earth, I rise, 
And ever in thy bosom rest. 

138 s. M. 

The water and the blood 

THIS, this is He that came, 
By water and by blood ; 
Jesus is our atoning Lamb, — 
Om- sanctifying God. 

2 See from his woimded side 
The mingled current flow ; 

The water and the blood applied 
Shall wash us white as snow. 

3 The water cannot cleanse, 
Before the blood we feel. 

To purge the guilt of all our sins. 
Arid our forgiveness seal. 

4 But both in Jesus join. 

Who speaks oiu: sins forgiven, 
And gives the pmity divine 

That makes us meet for heaven. 

139 L.M. 

The fountain gushing from his side. 

YE that pass by, behold the Man — 
The Man of griefs — condemn'd for you; 
The Lamb of God, for sinners slain, 
Weeping to Calvary pursue. 



90 SUEFEEINGS AND DEATH 

2 To us our own Barabbas give, — 
Away with bim, — (they hjudly cry:) 

Away with him, not fit to live, — 
The vile seducer crucify ! 

3 His sacred limbs they stretch, they tear ; 
With nails they fasten to the wood ; 

His sacred limbs, exposed and bare, 
Or only cover' d with his blood. 

4 Behold his temples, crown'd with thorn; 
His bleeding hands, extended wide ; 

His streaming feet, transfix'd and torn; 
The fountain gushing from his side ! 

5 thou dear suffering Son of God, 
How doth thy heart to sinners move ; 

Sprinkle on us thy precious blood, 
And melt us with thy dying love. 



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Tlie mystery of the cross. 

GOD of unexampled grace, 
Redeemer of mankind, 
Matter of eternal praise 

We in thy passion find : 
Still our choicest strains we bring ; 

Still the joyful theme pursue ; 
Thee the Friend of sinners sing, 
Whose love is ever new. 

2 Endless scenes of wonder rise. 

With that mysterious tree, — 
Cnicified before our ej-es, 

"Where we the Saviour see : 
Jesus, Lord, what hast thou done? 

Publish we the death divine ; 
Stop, and gaze, and fall, and ov,u 

Was never love like thine ! 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 91 

3 Never love nor sorrow was 

Like that my Jesus sliow'd ; 
See Mm stretch' d on yonder cross, 

And crush' d beneath om: load ! 
Now discern the Deity ; 

Now his heavenly birth declare ; 
Faith cries out, — 'Tis He, — 'tis He, — 

My God that suflers there ! 

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His universal, everlasting love. 

WOULD Jesus have the sinner die ? 
Why hangs he then on yonder tree ? 
'What means that strange expiring cry? 

(Sinners, he prays for you and me ;) 
Forgive them, Father, forgive ! 
They know not that by me they live. 

2 Jesus, descended fi-om above, 
Our loss of Eden to retrieve. 

Great God of rmiversal love, 

If all the world thi'ough thee may live, 
In us a quick'ning spkit be. 
And witness thou hast died for me. 

3 Tliou loving, all-atoning Lamb, — 
Thee, by thy painfid agony. 

Thy bloody sweat, thy grief and shame, 

Thy cross and passion on the tree. 
Thy precious death and life — I pray, 
Take all, take aU my sins away. 

4 let thy love my heart constrain, — 
Thy love, for every sinner free, — 

Til at every fallen son of man 

May taste the grace that found out me ; 
That all mankind with me may prove 
Thy sov'reign, everlasting love. 



92 SUFFERINGS AND DEATH 

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It is finished. 

HARK ! the voice of love aud mercy 
Sounds aloud from Calvary; 
See ! it rends the rocks asundei-, 

Shakes the eai-th, and veils the sky ; 

It is finish'd : — 
Hear the dying Saviour cry. 

2 It is finish'd ! what pleasure 
Do these precious words afford ! 

Heavenly blessings, without measure, 
Flow to us from Christ the Lord: 

It is finish'd : — 
Saints, the dying words record. 

3 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs ; 
Join to sing the pleasing theme ; 

All on earth, and all in heaven, 
Join to praise Immanuel's name ; 

It is finish'd : — 
Glory to the bleeding Lamb. 

143 L. M. 

His dying cry. 
^ rillS finish'd ! so the Saviour said, 

X And meekly bow'd his dying head : 
'Tis finish'd ! yes, the race is run ; 
The battle fought; the vict'ry won. 
2 'Tis finish'd ! let the joyful somid 
Be heard tlie spacious earth around : 
'Tis finish'd ! let the echo fly 
Through heaven and hell, through earth and sky 

144 L. M. 

The atonement completed. 
^miS finish'd! the Messiah dies,— 

JL Cut off' for sins, but not his own ; 
Accomplish' d is the sacrifice, — 
The great redeeming work is done. 



OF JESUS CHEIST. 93 

2 'Tis finish'd ! all the debt is paid ; 
Justice divine is satisfied; 

The grand and full atonement made ; 
Chi-ist for a guilty world hatli died. 

3 The veil is rent ; in him alone 
The living way to heaven is seen ; 

The middle wall is broken down, 
And all mankind may enter in. 

4 The types and figures are fulfill'd ; 
Exacted is the legal pain ; 

The precious promises are seal'd ; 
The spotless Lamb of God is slain. 

5 Death, hell, and sm are now subdued; 
All grace is now to sinners given ; 

And, lo ! I plead the' atoning blood, 
And in thy right I claim my heaven. 

145 L. M. 

Glorying only in the cross. 

WHEN I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of glory died, 
My richest gain 1 coimt but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, 
Save in the death of Christ, my God ; 

All the vain things that charm me most, 
I sacrifice them to his blood. 

3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet, 
Sorrow and love flow mingled down : 

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet. 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 

4 "Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
That were a present far too small ; 

Love so amazing, so divine, 

Demands my soul, my life, my all. 



94 SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF CHRIST. 

146 c. M. 

Godly sorrow at the cross. 

ALAS! and did my Sa-viour bleed? 
And did my Sov'reign die? 
Would he devote that sacred head 
For such a worm as I? 

2 Was it for crimes that I have done, 
He groan'd upon the tree? 

Amazing pity ! grace unkno-wn ! 
And love beyond degree! 

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, 
And shut his glories in, 

When Christ, the mighty Maker, died. 
For man, the creature's sin. 

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face 
While his dear cross appears ; 

Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 
And melt mine eyes to tears. 

5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay 
The debt of love I owe : 

Here, Lord, I give myself away, — 
'Tis all that I can do. 

147 c. M. 

Glory to the dying Lamb. 

ALL glory to the dying Lamb, 
And never-ceasing praise, 
"Wliile angels live to know thy name, 
Or men to feel thy gi-ace. 

2 With this cold stony heart of mine, 
Jesus, to thee I flee ; 

And to thy grace my soul resign, 
To be renew' d by thee. 

3 may the imcoiTupted seed 
Abide and reign within ; 

And thy life-giving word forbid 
My new-born sold to sin. 



THE RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION 
OE JESUS CHRIST. 



148 L.M. 

Dying, rising, reigning. 

HE dies ! tlie Friend of sinners dies ! 
Lo ! Salem's daughters weep around ; 
A solemn darkness veils the skies, 

A sudden trembling shakes the ground : 
Come, saints, and drop a tear or two 

For him who gi\oan'd beneath yoitr load; 
He shed a thousand drops for you, — ■ 
A thousand drops of richer blood. 

2 Here's love and grief 'beyond degree: 
The Lord of glory dies for man ! 

But lo ! what sudden joys we see : 

Jesus, the dead, revives again. 
The rising God forsakes tlie tomb ; 

(Li vain the tomb forbids his rise ;) 
Cherubic legions guard him home. 

And shout him welcome to the skies. 

3 Break off your tears, ye saints, and teli 
How high your great Deliv'rer reigns ; 

Sing how he spoil'd the hosts of hell, 
And led the monster death in chains : 

Say, Live forever, wondrous King ! 
Born to redeem, and strong to save ; 

Then ask the monster, Wliere 's thy sting? 
And, Where 's thy vict'ry, boasting grave' 

149 c. M. 

Easter Sunday. 

THE Lord of Sabbath let us praise, 
Li concert with the blest. 
Who, joyful in harmonious lays, 
Employ an endless rest. 



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2 Thus, Lord, wliile we remember thee, 
"We blest and pious grow ; 

By hymns of praise we learn to be 
Triumphant here below. 

3 On this glad day a brighter scene 
Of glory was dlsplay'd. 

By the eternal Word, than when 

This universe was made. 
4r He rises, who mankind has bought, 

With grief and pain extreme : 
'Twas great to speak the world from naught ; 

'Twas greater to redeem. 

150 c. M. 

Paradise opened. 

THE Sun of righteousness appears, 
To set in blood no more ; 
Adore the Scatt'rer of your fears, — .„- 
Your rising Sun adore. 

2 The saints, when he resign'd his breath, 
Unclosed their sleeping eyes ; 

He breaks again the bands of death, — 
Again the dead arise. 

3 Alone the dreadful race he ran, — 
Alone the wine-press trod ; 

He dies and suifers as a man, — 
He rises as a God. 

4 In vain the stone, the watch, the seal, 
Forbid an early rise 

To Him, who breaks the gates of hell, 
And opens Paradise. 

151 S. M. 

Joy from the certainty of His resurrection. 

THE Lord is risen indeed ; 
The gi-ave hath lost its prey ; 
With him shall rise the ransom' d seed, 
To reign in endless day. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 07 

2 llie Lord is risen indeed ; 
He lives, to die no more; 

He lives, his people's cause to plead, 
Whose ciu'se and shame he bore. 

3 The Lord is risen indeed ; 
Attending angels, hear; 

Up, to the coiu'ts of heaven, -with speed, 
The joj-fiil tidings bear: — 

4 Then take your golden lyres, 
And strilve each cheerful chord ; 

Join, all ye bright celestial choirs, 
To sing oiu- risen Lord. 

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If we suffer with. Him ice shall reign with Him. 

CHRIST, the Lord, is risen to-day, 
Sons ,of men and angels say : 
Raise your joys and triumphs high; 
Sing, ye heavens, — and earth, reply. 

2 Love's redeeming work is done, — 
Fought the fight, the battle won : 
Lol the sun's eclipse is. o'er; 

Lo ! he sets in blood no inore. 

3 Yain the rtone, the watch, the seal,-«r 
Christ has burst the gates of hell : 
Death in vain forbids his rise ; 

Christ hath open'd Paradise. 

4 Lives again our glorious King ; 
Where, death, is now thy sting? 
Once he died our souls to save ; 
"^iMiere's thy viet'ry, boasting grave? 

5 Soar we now where Christ has led, 
Follow our exalted head ; 

Made like him, like him we rise ; 
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies. 
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)S RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION 

153 33d P. M. 66, 66. 

Christ, the first-fruits. 

SING praise ! the tomb is void 
Where the Redeemer lay ; 
Sing of our bonds destroy'd, 
Oiir darkness tm-n'd to day. 

2 Weep for your dead no more ; 
Friends, be of joyful cheer ; 

Ovir Star moves on before, 
Our narrow path shines clear. 

3 He "who, so patiently, 

The crown of thorns did wear, — 
He hath gone up on high ; 
Our hope is with him there. 

4 Now is his truth reveal' d, 
His majesty, and might ; 

The grave has been unseal'd ; 
Christ is our life and light. 

5 He who for men did weep ; 
Suffer, and bleed, and die, — 

rirst-fruits of them that sleep, — 
Christ has gone up on high. 

6 His vict'ry hath destroy'd 

The shafts that once could slay : 
Sing praise ! the tomb is void 
Where the Redeemer lay. 

154 L. M, 

The King of glory. 

OUR Lord is risen from the dead ; 
Our Jesus is gone up on high ; 
The powers of hell are captive led,— 
Di-agg'd to the portals of the sky : 
There his triumphal chariot waits, 

And angels chant the solemn lay ; — 
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates ; 
Ye everlasting doors, give way ! 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 99 

2 Loose all your bars of massy liglit, 
And wide unfold the' ethereal scene ; 

He claims these mansions as his right ; 

Receive the King of glory in ! 
Who is the King of glory ? Who ? 

The Lord, that all our foes o'ercame ; — 
The world, sin, death, and hell o'erthrew ; — 

And Jesus is the Conqu'ror's name. 

3 Lo ! his triumphal chariot waits, 
And angels chant the solemn lay ; 

Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates ; 

Ye everlasting doors, give way! 
"Who is the King of glory? Who? 

The Lord, of glorious power possess'd ; — 
The King of saints and angels too ; — 

God over all, forever blest ! 

155 28th P. M. 10s, lis, & 12. 

TAe voice of triumph. 

LIFT your glad voices in triumph on high. 
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die ; 
Vain were the terrors that gather'd around him, 
And short the dominion of death and the grave ; 
He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound 
him. 
Resplendent in glory, to live and to save : 
Loud was the chorus of angels on high, — 
The Saviour hath risen, and man shall not die. 

2 Glory to God, in full anthems of joy ; 
The being he gave us death cannot destroy : 

Sad were the life we may part with to-morrow, 
K tears were our birthright, and death were 
our end ; 

But Jesus hath cheer'd the dark valley of sorrow, 
And bade us, immortal, to heaven ascend : 
Lift then your voices in triumph on high, 
For Jesus hath risen, and man shaU not die. 



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156 5th p. M. 4: lines Is. 
Ascension day. 

HAIL the da}' that sees Him rise, 
RaA-ish'd from our -nishful eyes ! 
Chi-ist, awhile to mortals given, 
Eeascends his native heaven. 

2 There the pompous triumph waits : 
Lift yoiu- heads, eternal gates ; 
Wide unfold the radiant scene ; 
Take the King of glory in. 

3 Circled round with angel powers, 
Their triumphant Lord and ours, 
Conqu'ror over death and sin, — 
Take the King of glory in. 

4 Him though highest heaven receives, 
Still he loves the eai-th he leaves ; 
Though returning to his throne, 

Still he calls mankind his own. 

5 See, he lifts his hands above ! 
See, he shows the jn-ints of love ! 
Hark, his gracious lips bestow 
Blessings on his Church below ! 

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Glory to glory^s King. 

GOD is gone up on high. 
With a triumphant noise, — 
The clarions of the sky 
Proclaim the' angelic joys : 
Join all on earth, rejoice and sing; 
Glory ascribe to glory's King. 
2 All power to our great Lord 

Is by the Father given ; 
By angel hosts adored. 

He reigns supreme in heaven : 
Join all on earth, rejoice and sing ; 
Glory ascribe to glory's King. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 101 

3 Higli on his holy seat, 

He bears the righteous sway ; 
His foes beneath his feet 

Shall sink and die away: 
Join ail on earth, rejoice and sing ; 
Glory ascribe to glory's King. 

4 Till all the earth, renew'd 
In righteousness divine, 

With all the hosts of God, 
In one great chorus join, 
Join all on earth, rejoice and sing ; 
Glory ascribe to glory's King. 

HIS PRIESTHOOD AND INTERCESSION. 
158 c. M. 

King of kings and Lord of lords. 

THE head that once was crown'd with thorns, 
Is crownM with glory now ; 
A royal diadem adorns 
The mighty Victor's brow. 

2 The highest place that heaven affords, 
Is to our Jesus given ; 

The King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
He reigns o'er earth and heaven — 

3 The joy of all who dwell above, 
The joy of all below. 

To whom he manifests his love. 
And grants his Name to know. 

4 To them the cross, with. all its shame, 
With all its gi-ace, is given ; 

Tlieir name — an everlasting name, 
Their joy — the joy of heaven. 

5 They suffer with their Lord below,— 
They reign with hun above ; 

Then- everlasting joy to know 
The myst'ry of his love. 



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159 L. M. 

His supreme Divinity. 
HE day of Christ, the day of God, 



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We humbly hope with joy to see, — 
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Wash'd in the sanctifying blood 
Of an incarnate Deity — 

2 Who did for us his life resign : 
There is no other God but one ; 

For all the plenitude Divine 
Resides in the eternal Son. 

3 Spotless, sincere, without offence, 
may we to his day remain. 

Who trust the blood of Christ to cleanse 
Our souls from every sinful stain. 

4 Lord, we believe the promise sure ; 
The purchased Comforter impart ; 

Apply thy blood to make us pure, — 
To keep us pure in life and heart. 

5 Then let us see that day supreme, 
When none thy Godhead shall deny, — 

Thy sov'reign majesty blaspheme, — 
Or count thee less than the Most High : 

6 When all who on their God believe, — 
Who here thy last appearing love, — 

Shall thy consummate joy receive, 
And see thy glorious face above. 

160 CM 

Reigning, and interceding for sinner r. 

SEE Jesus rising from the grave ; 
Behold him raised on high ; 
He pleads his merits there, to save 

Transgressors doom'd to die. 
2 There, on a glorious thi-one, he reigns; 

And, by his power divine, 
Redeems us from the slavish chains 
Of Satan and of sin. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 103 

3 Thus saved, may we witli joy appear 

In heaven before his face ; 
And, with the blest assembly there, 

Sing his redeeming grace. 

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Messiah, the Saviour and the Judge. 

TyrESSIAH, joy of every heart, 

iVl Thou, thou the Bang of glory art, 

The Father's everlasting Son : 

Thee it delights thy Church to own ; 

For all our hopes on thee depend, 

Whose glorious mercies never end. 

2 When thou hadst render'd'up thy breath, 
And, dying, drawn the sting of death, 
Thou didst from earth triumphant rise, 
And ope the portals of the skies ; 

That ail who trust in thee alone, 
flight follow, and partake thy throne. 

3 Seated at God's right hand again. 
Thou dost in all his glory reign ; 
Thou dost, thy Father's image, shine 
In all the attributes divine ; 

And thou with judgment clad shalt come, 
To seal our everlasting doom. 

4 Wherefore we now for mercy pray ; 
O Saviour, take our sins away : 
Before thou as our Judge appear, 

In dreadful majesty severe, 
Appear our Advocate with God, 
And save the purchase of thy blood. 

162 L. M. 

The great Anti-type. 

OTHOU whose oflTring on the tree 
The legal off'rings all foreshow'd, 
Borrow'd their whole eifect from thee, 
And drew their virtue from thy blood :— 



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2 The blood of goats and bullocks slain, 
Could never for one sin atone ; 

To purge the guilty ofifrer's stain, 
Thine was the work, and thine alone. 

3 These feeble types and shadows old, 
Are all in thee, the Truth, fulfill'd : 

We in thy sacrifice behold 

The substance of those rites reveal'd. 

4 Thy meritorious sufTrings past, 

We see by faith to us brought back; 
And, on thy grand oblation cast. 
Its saving benefits partake. 

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His sympathizing love. 

WITH joy we meditate the grace 
Of oiu- High Priest above ; 
His heart is made of tenderness, 
His bowels melt with love. 

2 Touch' d with a sympathy within, 
He knows our feeble frame ; 

He knows what sore temptations mean, 
For he hath felt the same. 

3 He, in the days of feeble flesh, 
Pour'd out strong cries and tears, 

And in his measure feels afresh 
What every member bears. 

4 He '11 never quench the smoking flas, 
But raise it to a flame ; 

The bruised reed he never breaks. 
Nor scorns the meanest name. 

5 Then let our humble faith address 
His mercy and his power ; 

We shall obtain deliv'ring grace 
In every trying hom\ 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 105 

164 S. M. 

The Pillar and the Cloud. 

THOU very Paschal Lamb, 
Whose blood for us was shed, 
Through whom we out of bondage came, 
Thy ransom'd people lead. 

2 Angel of gospel grace, 
Fulfil thy character : 

To guard and feed the chosen race, 
In Israel's camp appear. 

3 Throughout the desert way. 
Conduct us by thy light ; 

Be thou a cooling cloud by day, 
A cheering fire by night. 

4 Our faulting souls sustain 
With blessings from above ; 

And ever on thy people rain 
The manna of thy love. 

165 \ L. M. 

An Advocate with th§-^ather, 

JESUS, my Advocate above, 
My Friend before the throne of love, 
If now for me prevails thy prayer. 
If now I find thee pleading there, — 

2 If thou the secret wish convey. 

And sweetly prompt my heart to pray, — 
Hear, and my weak petitions join, 
Almighty Advocate, to thine. 

3 Jesus, my heart's desire obtain; 
My earnest suit present, and gain : 
My fulness of corruption show ; 
The knowledge of myself bestow. 

4 Save me from death ; from hell set free ; 
Death, hell, are but the ^^-ant of thee : 
My life, my only heaven thou art ; — 

might I feel thee in my heart. 



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166 S. M. 

He ever liveth to make intercession for us. 

LORD, how shall sinners dare 
Look up to thine abode? 
Or oflFer their imperfect prayer, 
Before a holy God ? 

2 Bright terrors guard thy seat, 
And glories veU thy face ; 

Yet mercy calls us to thy feet. 
And to thy throne of grace. 

3 My soul, with cheerful eye 

See where thy Saviour stands, — 
The glorious Advocate on high, 
With incense in his hands. 

4 Teach my weak heart, Lord, 
With faith to call thee mine ; 

Bid me pronounce the blissful word — 
Father — with joy divine. 

167 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

His speaking blood. 

FATHER, hear the blood of Jesus, 
Speaking in thine ears above : 
From impending wrath release us; 
Manifest thy pard'ning love. 

2 receive us to thy favour, — 
For his only sake receive ; 

Give us to the bleeding Saviour, — 
Let us by his dying live. 

3 To thy pard'ning grace receive them,— 
Once he pray'd upon the tree ; 

Still his blood cries out — Forgive them; 
All their sins were laid on me. 

4 Still our Advocate in heaven, 
Prays the prayer on earth begun,— 

Father, show their sins forgiven ; 
Father, glorify thy Son ! 



OF JESUS CHKIST. 107 

168 c. M. 

The Wat/, the Truth, and the Life. 

THOU art the Way : to thee alone, 
From sin and death we flee ; 
And he who would the Father seek, 
Must seek him, Lord, by thee. 

2 Thou art the Truth : thy word alone 
True wisdom can impart ; 

Thou only canst inform the mind, 
And purify the heart. 

3 Thou art the Life : the rending tomb 
Proclaims thy conqu'ring arm; 

And those who put their trust in thee 
Nor death nor heU shall harm. 

4 Thou art the Way— the Truth— the Life ; 
Grant us that way to know — 

That truth to keep — that life to win — 
"Whose joys eternal flow. 

169 s. M. 

T?ie only name given under heaven. 
TE3US, thou Som-ce divine, 
V Whence hope and comfort flow, — 
Jesus, no other Name than thine 
Can save from endless wo. 

2 None else will heaven approve : 
Thou art the only way, 

Ordain'd by everlasting love, 
To realms of endless day. 

3 Here let our feet abide, 
Nor from thy path depart : 

Direct our steps, thou gracious Guide ! 
And cheer the fainting heart. 

4 Safe through this world of night, 
Lead to the blissful plains, — 

The regions of unclouded light, — 
Where joy forever reigns. 



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170 c. M. 

Our ever-present Guide. 
TESUS, the Lord of glory, died, 
y That we might never die ; 
And now he reigns supreme, to guide 
His people to the sky. 

2 Weak though we are, he still is near, 
To lead, console, defend; 

In all our sorrow, all our fear, 
Our all-sufficient Friend. 

3 From His high throne in bliss, he deigi>- 
Our every prayer to heed ; 

Bears with om- foil}', soothes our pains, 
Sopplies our every need. 

4 And from his love's exhaustless spring, 
Joys like a river come. 

To make the desert bloom and sing, 
O'er which we travel home. 

5 Jesus, there is none like thee, 
Om* Saviour and our Lord ; 

Through earth and heaven exalted be. 
Beloved, obey'd, adored. 

171 3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8»« 

Our great High Priest. 

SEE where our great High Priest 
Before the Lord appeai-s. 
And on his loving breast 
The tribes of Israel bears : 
Never without his people seen, 
The Head of all believing men. 
2 With him, the Corner-stone, 

The living stones conjoin ; 
Christ and his Church are one,— 
One body and one vine ; 
For us he uses all his powers, 
And all he has, or is, is ours. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. 109 

3 The path of Christ our Head 

The members all pursue, 
By his good Spirit led 
To act and suffer too : 
Like him, the toil, the cross, sustain, 
Till, glorious all, like him we reign. 

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His everlasting Priesthood. 

OTHOU eternal Victim, slain 
A sacrifice for guilty man. 
By the eternal Spirit made 
An offering in the sinner's stead, — 
Our everlasting Priest art thou, 
Pleading thy death for sinners now. 

2 Thy off ring still continues new ; 
Thy vesture keeps its crimson hue ; 
Thou art the ever-slaughter'd Lamb, 
Thy priesthood still remains the same ; 
Thy years, Lord, can never fail ; 
Thy goodness is unchangeable. 

3 that our faith may never move, 
But stand unshaken as thy love : 
Sure evidence of things unseen. 
Passing the years that intervene, 
Now let it view upon the tree 

The Lord, who bleeds and dies for me. 

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Intercourse between earth and heaven. 

REDEET^IER of mankind ! 
Who on thy Name rely, 
A constant intercourse we find 
Open'd 'tAvixt earth and sky. 
2 Mercy, and grace, and peace, 
Descend through thee alone ; 
And thou dost all our services 
Present before the throne. 



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3 On us the Father's love 
Is for thy sake bestow'd ; 

Thou art our Advocate above, 
Thou art our way to God. 

4 Our way to God Ave trace ; 

And, through thy Name forgiven, 
From step to step, from grace to grace, 
By thee ascend to heaven. 

174 L. M. 

Fulness and sufficiency of the Atonement. 

JESUS, thy blood and righteousness 
My beauty are, my glorious dress : 
'Midst flaming worlds, in these aiTay'd, 
With joy shall I lift up my head. 

2 Bold shall I stand in thy great day, 
For who aught to my charge shall lay? 
Fully absolved through these I am, — 
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame. 

3 The holy, meek, unspotted Lamb, 
Who from the Father's bosom came, — 
Who died for me, e'en me to' atone, — 
Now for my Lord and God I own. 

4 Lord, I believe thy precious blood, — 
Which, at the mercy-seat of God, 
Forever doth for sinners plead, — 

For me, e'en for my soul, was shed. 

5 Lord, I believe were sinners more 
Than sands upon the ocean shore, 
Thou hast for all a ransom paid. 
For all a full atonement made. 

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Crown Him Lord of all. 

ALL hail the power of Jesus' name ! 
Let angels prostrate fail ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 
And crown him Lord of all. 



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OF JESUS CHRIST. Ill 

2 Te chosen seed of Israel's race, 
Ye ransom' d from the fall, ^ 

Hail him who saves you by his grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

3 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 
The wormwood and the gall ; 

Gk>, spread your trophies at his feet, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

4 Let every kindred, every tribe. 
On this terrestrial ball, 

To him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

5 that with yonder sacred throng 
We at his feet may fall ; 

We '11 join the everlasting song, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

176 s. M. 

The Redeemer on his throne. 

ENTHRONED is Jesus now, 
Upon his heavenly seat ; 
The kingly crovra is on his brow, 
The saints are at his feet. 

2 In shining white they stand, — 
A great and countless throng ; 

A palmy sceptre in each hand. 
On every lip a song. 

3 They sing the Lamb of God, 
Once slain on earth for them ; 

The Lamb, through whose atoning blood. 
Each wears his diadem. 

4 Thy grace, Holy Ghost, 
Thy blessed help supply, 

That we may join that radiant host, 
Triimiphant in the sky. 



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Praises to our Prophet, Priest, and King. 

JOEST all the glorious names 
Of wisdom, love, and power, 
Tliat ever mortals knew, 
Or angels ever bore : 
All are too mean to speak his worth, — 
Too mean to set the Saviour forth. 

2 Great Prophet of our God, 

Our tongues shall bless thy Name ; 
By thee the joyful news 

Of our salvation came, — 
The joyful news of sms forgiven, 
Of hell subdued, and peace with heaven. 

3 Jesus, our great High Priest, 
Has shed his blood and died ; 

The guilty conscience needs 
No sacrifice beside : 
His precious blood did once atone, 
And now it pleads before the throne. 

4 thou almighty Lord, 
Our Conqueror and King, 

Tliy sceptre and thy sword, 
Thy reigning gi'ace, we sing : 
Thine is the power ; behold we sit 
In willing bonds beneath thy feet. 

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Our Paschal Lamb. 

HATTj, thou once despised Jesus ! 
Hail, thou Galilean King ! 
Thou didst suffer to release us ; 

Thou didst free salvation bring. 
Hail, thou agonizing Saviour, 

Bearer of our sin and shame 
By thy merits we find favour ; 
Life is given through thy name. 



OF JESUS CHRIST. US 

2 Pasclial Lamb, by God appointed, 
All our sins on tbee were laid . 

By almighty loA^e anointed, 

Thou hast full atonement made. 

All thy people are forgiven, 

Through the virtue of thy blood ; 

Open'd is the gate of heaven ; 

Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 

3 Jesus, hail ! enthroned in glory, 
There forever to abide ; 

All the heavenly hosts adore thee. 

Seated at thy Father's side : 
There for sinners thou art pleading; 

There thoii dost our place prepare : 
Ever for us interceding, 

Till in glory we appear. 

i Worship, honour, power, and blessingj 

TJiou art worthy to receive ; 
Loudest praises, vvithout ceasing, 

Meet it is for us to give. 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits; 

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays ; 
Help to sing our Saviour's merits; 

Help to chant Lnmanuel's praise. 

179 L. M. 

Because He liveth I shall live also. 

IICsFOW that my Redeemer lives — 
What joy the blest assurance gives ! 
He lives, he lives, who once was dead ; 
He lives, my everlasting Head ! 

2 He lives, to bless me with his love ; 
He lives, to plead for me above ; 
He lives, my hungry soul to feed ; 
He lives, to help in time of need. 
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114 PRIESTHOOD AND INTERCESSION. 

3 He lives, and grants me daily breath ; 
He lives, and I shall conquer death; 
He lives, my mansion to prepare ; 

He lives, to bring me safely there. 

4 He lives, all glory to his Name ; 
He lives, my Saviour, still the same ; 
What joy the blest assurance gives, — 

1 know that my Redeemer lives. 

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ImmanueVs -praise 

PROCLABI the lofty praise 
Of Him who once was slain, 
But now is risen, through endless days 

To live and reign : 
He lives and reigns on high, 

'Who bought us with his blood. — 
Enthroned above the farthest sky, 
Our Saviour God. 

2 All honour, power, and praise, 
To Jesus' Name belong ; 

With hosts seraphic, glad we raise 

The sacred song : 
Worthy the Lamb, they cry. 

That on the cross was slain ; 
But now, ascended up on high, 

He lives to reign. 

3 He lives to bless and save 
The souls redeem'd by grace, 

And rescue from the dreary grave 

The fallen race ; 
And soon we hope, above, 

A louder strain to sing, — 
With all oiu- powers to praise and love 

Our Saviour King. 



THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



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The promised Comforter. 

LORD, Ave believe to us and ours 
The apostolic promise given ; 
We wait the pentecostal powers, — 

The Holy Ghost sent down from heaven. 

2 Assembled here with one accord, 
Calmly we wait the promised grace, — 

The purchase of our dying Lord ; 

Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the place, 

3 If every one that asks may find, — 
If still thou dost on sinners fall, — 

Come as a mighty rushing wind ; 
Great grace be now upon us all. 

4 Ah ! leave us not to mourn below, 
Or long for thy return to pine ; 

Kow, Lord, the Comforter bestow, 
And fis in us the Guest divine. 

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TAe Savicur''s legacy. 

JESUS, we on the words depend. 
Spoken by thee while present here, — 
TTie Father in my name shall send 
The Holy Ghost, the Comforter. 

2 That promise made to Adam's race, 
Now, Lord, in us, we pray, fulfil ; 

And give the Spirit of thy grace, 
To teach us all thy perfect will. 

3 That heavenly Teacher of mankind, 
That Guide infallible, impart, — 

To bring thy sayings to our mind, 
And -vvi'ite them on each faithful heart. 



116 THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

4 He only can the words apply, 

Through Avhich we endless life possess ; 

And deal to each his legacy, — 
Our Lord's unutterable peace. 

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Pleading the promise. 

OTHOU that hearest prayer, 
Attend our humble cry ; 
And let thy servants share 
Thy blessing from on high : 
We plead the promise of thy word ; — 
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 

2 If earthly parents hear 
Their children when they cry ; 

K they, with love sincere, 

Their children's wants supply ; 
Much more wilt thou thy love display 
And answer when thy children pray. 

3 Oi;r heavenly Father, thou ; 
"We, children of thy grace ; 

let thy Spirit now 

Descend and fill the place ; 
That all may feel the heavenly flame, 
And all unite t<j praise thy name. 

184 c. M 

Witnessing with our spirits. 

ETERNAL Spirit ! God of truth ! 
Our contrite hearts inspire ; 
Kindle a flame of heavenly love — 
The pure celestial fire. 

2 'Tis thine to soothe the sorrowing, 
With guilt and fear oppress'd ; 

'Tis thine to bid the dying live, 
And give the weary rest. 



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S Subdue the power of every siu, 

Whate'er tha,t sin may be ; 
That we, in singleness of beart, 

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

That we are sons of God ; 
Eedeem'd from sin, and deatli, and hell, 

Through Christ's atoning blood. 

185 c. M. 

Source of light and joy. 

GEEAT Spirit, by whose mighty power 
All creatures live and move, 
On us thy benediction shower ; 
Inspire our souls with love. 

2 Hail, Source of light ! arise and shine ; 
All gloom an4 doubt dispel ; 

Give peace and joy, for we are tliine ; 
In us forever dwell. 

3 From death to life our spirits raise, 
And full redemption bring ; 

New tongues impart to speak the praise 
Of Christ, our God and lung. 

4 Thine inward witness bear, unknown 
To all the world beside ; 

With joy we then shall feel and own 
Our Saviour glorified. 

186 s. M. 

The blessings of His grace. 

BLEST Comforter divine, 
Whose rays of heavenly love 
Amid our gloom and darkness shine. 

And point our souls above ; — 
2 Thou, who with still small voice 

Dost stop the sinner's way. 
And bid the mourning saint rejoice, 
Though earthly joys decay ; — 



118 THE HOLY SPIBIT. 

S ITiou, wliose inspiring breath. 

Cun make the cloud of care, 
And e'en the gloomy vale of death, 

A smile of glory wear ; — 

4 Thon, Avho dost fill the heart 
With love to all om* race, — 

Blest Comforter! to us impart 
Thine all-sufficient grace. 

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Earnest of eternal rest. 

GRACIOUS Spirit— Love divine ! 
Let thy light -within me shine ; 
All my guilty fears remove ; 
nil me v.ith thy heavenly love. 
2 Speak thy pard'ning grace to me ; 
Set the burden'd sinner free ; 
Lead me to the Lamb of God; 
Wash me in his precious blood. 

5 Life and peace to me impart ; 
Seal salvation on my heart ; 
Breathe thyself into my breast, — 
Earnest of immortal rest. 

4 Let me never from thee stray; 
Keep me in the narrow way; 
Fill my soul v.ith joy divine ; 
Keep me, Lord, forever thine. 

188 _ s. M. 

Imploring His guidance. 

COIJE, Spirit, Source of light ; 
Thy grace is unconfiued ; 
Dispel the gloomy shades of night, — 

The darkness of the mind. 
2 Now to our eyes display 

The truth thy words reveal ; 
Cause us to run the heavenly way, 
Deliohtinii in thy will. 



THE HOLY SPIRIT. 119 

3 Thy teacliings make us know 
The mysteries of thy love, 

Tlie vanity of things below. 
The joy of things above. 

4 While through this maze we stray, 
spread thy beams abroad ; 

Point out the dangers of the way, 
And guide our steps to God. 

189 11th P. M. 76, 7G, 77, 76, 

Seeking His power and grace. 

FATHER of our dying Lord, 
Remember us for good ; 
O fulfil his faithful word, 

And hear his speaking blood. 
Give us that for which he prays : 

Father, glorify thy Son ; 
Show his truth, and power, and grace, 
And send the promise down. 

2 True and faithful Witness, thou, 

Christ, the Spirit give ; 
Hast thou not received him now, 

That we might now receive? 
Ai't thou not the living Head ? 

Life to all thy limbs impart ; 
Shed thy love, thy Spirit shed. 

In every waiting heart. 

8 Holy Ghost, the Comforter, 

The gift of Jesus, come ; 
Glow om' hearts to find thee near, 

And swell to make thee room ; 
Present with us thee we feel ; 

Come, come, and in us be ; 
Vfith US; in us, live and dwell, 

To all eternity. 



120 THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

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Let there le light. 

EXPAXD tliy -nings, celestial Dove, 
And, brooding o'er onr natni'e's night, 
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 shaU be ; 
We then, through faith, shall imder&tand 

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

191 C. M. 

His qvichening power. 

COSIE, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With all thy quick'ning powers ; 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 
In these cold heai'ts of ours. 

2 Look how we grovel here below, 
Fond of these earthly toys ; 

Our souls, how heavily they go, 
To -ucach eternal joys. 

3 In vain we tune our formal song-s, — 
In vain we strive to rise ; 

Hos mnas languish on om- tongues, 

And cm- devotion dies. 
. 4 "Father, and shall we ever live 

At this poor dying rate ; 
f >ur love so faint, so cold to thee, 

And thine to its so great? 
5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 

With all thy quick'ning powers ; 
Come, shed abroad a Saviom-'s love, 

And that shall kindle ours. 



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TTie Son glorified. 

PATHEPv, glorify thy Son; 
Answer his all-powerful prayer ; 
Send that Intercessor down ; 

Send that other Comforter, 
Whom, believingly, we claim, — 
Wnom 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 gi-ace bestow ; 
Truth hath said it shall he so. 

193 CM. 

Life, light, and love. 

EXTHRONED on high, Almighty Lord, 
The Holy Ghost send down ; 
Fulfil in us thy faithful Avord, 
And all thy mercies crown. 

2 Though on our heads no tongues of fire 
Tlieir wondrous powei's impart, 

Grant, Saviour, what we more desire, — 
Thy Spirit in our heart. 

3 Spirit of life, and light, and love, 
Thy heavenly influence give ; 

Quicken our souls, our guilt remove, 

That we in Christ may live. 
1 To our benighted minds reveal 

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

The brightness of his face. 
5 His love within us shed abroad, — 

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

In love eternal dwell. 



122 THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

194 s. M. 

The day of Pentecost. 
T ORD God, the Holy Gliost ! 
JJ In this accepted hoiir, 
As on the day of Pentecost, 
Descend in all thy power. 

2 ^Ye 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 "\\ith one impulse every mind ; 
One soul, one feeling breathe. 

4 The young, the old, inspire 
With wisdom from above ; 

And give us heai'ts 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. 
G Spiiit of truth, be thou 
In life and death, our guide ; 
Spirit of adoption, now 

May we be sanctified. 

195 L. M. 

The plenitude of His grace and power. 

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, 
"Wliere'er the joyful sound is heard. 



THE HOLY SPIRIT. 123 

3 Be darkness, at tliy coming, light ; 
Confusion — order, in tliy path ; 

Souls without strength, inspire with might ; 
Eid mercy triumph over Avrath. 

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. 
WHEN first the Spirit left the thj-on.?, 
M He took the semblance of a dove ; 
A sjTnbol chosen to make known 
His peace, and purity, and love. 

2 Allien next, at Pentecost, he came, 
He stood confess' d to mortal sight 

AYithin the cloven tongue of flame, — 
The tj-pe of freedom, guidance, light. 

3 Vouchsafe, celestial Dove, thy peace, 
That we at perfect peace may be ; 

Within our hearts thy love increase, — 
Within our thoughts, thy pm-ity. 

4: Light divine ! direct our feet, 

Which long in error's paths have trod ; 

Our prisou'd souls with freedom greet, 
Convince of sin, and lead to God. 

197 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

The Source of consolation. 

HOLY Ghost ! dispel our sadness ; 
Pierce the cloiids of nature's night ; 
Come, thou Source of joy and gladness, 

Breathe thy life, and spread thy light. 
2 Hear, hear oiu- supplication. 
Blessed Spii-it ! God of peace ! 
Rest upon this congregation 
With the fulness of thy grace. 



124 THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

3 Author of our new creation, 

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

Shed abroad the Saviovu-'s love, 
■i Source of sweetest consolation, 

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

On each soul thy grace bestow ! 

198 31 -t p. M. 84, 84. 

The Source of evert/ good gift. 

OUE blest Eedeemer, ere he breathed 
His last farewell, 
A guide, — a Comforter, bequeathed, 
With us to dwell. 

2 He comes, his graces to impart ; 

A willing guest. 
While he can find one humble heart 
Wherein to rest. 

3 And all the good that we possess, 

His gift we own ; 
Yea, every thought of holiness, 
And vict'ry won. 

4 Spii'it of purity and grace, 

Om- weakness see ; 
make our hearts thy dwelling-place, 
And worthier thee. 

199 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

Guide and Comforter. 

HOLY Spirit ! Fount of blessing, 
Ever watchful, ever kind ; 
Thy celestial aid possessing, 

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

Source of light, and flame of love, 
Symbol of divine communion, 
In the olive-bearmar dove : — 



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2 Heavenly Guide from paths of error, 

Comforter of minds distress'd, — 
Wlien the billows fill with terror, 

Pointing to an ark of rest: 
Promised Pledge ! eternal Spirit! 

Greater than all gifts below, — 
May our hearts thy grace inherit ; 

May our lips thy glories show. 



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Rejoicing in the fulfilment of the pro mise. 

SINNERS, lift up your hearts. 
The promise to receive ; 
Jesus himself imparts, — 
He comes in man to live : 
The Holy Ghost to man is given ; 
Rejoice in God sent down from heaven. 

2 Jesus is glorified, 

And gives the Comforter, 
His Spirit, to reside 

In all his members here ; 
The Holy Ghost to man is given ; 
Rejoice in God sent down from heaven. 

3 To make an end of sin, 
And Satan's works destroy, 

He brings his kingdom in, — 
Peace, righteousness, and joy : 
The Holy Ghost to man is given ; 
Rejoice in God sent down from heaven. 

4 From heaven he shall once more 
Triumphantly descend. 

And all his saints restore 
To joys that never end : 
Then, then, when aU our joys are given, 
Rejoice la God, rejoice in heaven. 



126 THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

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Rejoicing in the freeness of the gift. 

ALL glory and praise to Jesus oiir Lord, 
So plenteous in grace, so true to Ms word; 
To us he hath given the gift from above, — 
The earnest of heaven, the Spirit of love. 

2 The truth of oiu* God ^ve boldly_ assert ; 
His love shed abroad, and power in our heart, 
Ye all may inherit, on Jesus Avho call; 

The gift of his Spirit is proffer'd to all. 

3 His witness within, by faith we receive. 
And, ransom'd from sin, in righteousness live ; 
Tlirough Jesus's passion Ave gladly possess 

A present salvation, — a kingdom of peace. 

4 The peace and the power, ye sinners, embrace 
And look for the shower, — the Spirit of grace ; 
The gift and the Giver we all may receive, 
Forever and ever within us to live. 

202 L. M. 

His universal diffusion. 

OX all the earth thy Spirit shower ; 
The earth in righteousness renew ; 
Thy kingdom come, and hell's o'erpower, 
And to thy sceptre all subdue. 

2 Like mighty winds, or torrents fierce, 
Let him opposers all o'errun ; 

And every law of sin reverse. 

That faith and love may make all one. 

3 Yea, let him, Lord, in every place 
His richest energy declare ; 

While lovely tempers, fruits of grace. 
The kingdom of thy Christ prepare. 

4 Grant this, holy God and true ; 

The ancient) seers thou didst inspire,— 
To xis perform the promise due, — 
Descend, and croAvn us now with fire. 



INSTITUTIONS OE THE GOSPEL. 



THE S'lEMSTRY. 

203 L. M. 

The ministry instituted. 

THE Saviour, wlien to teaven lie rose, 
In splendid triumph o'er his foes, 
Scatter' d his gifts on men Lelow, 
And still his royal bounties flow. 

2 Hence sprang the' apostles' honom-'d name, 
Sacred beyond heroic fame : 

In humbler forms, before om- eyes, 
Pastors and teachers hence arise. 

3 From Chiist they all then- gifts derive. 
And, fed by Christ, their graces live : 
While, guarded by his mighty hand, 
'Mdst all the rage of hell they stand. 

4 So shall the bright succession run 
Through all the courses of the sun ; 
While unborn chui-ches, by their care, 
Shall rise and flourish large and fair. 

5 Jesus, now teach oiu- hearts to know 
The spring whence all these blessings flow ; 
Pastors and people shout thy i^raise, 
Through the long round of endless days. 

204 L. M. 

The commission. 

GO, preach my Gospel, saith the Lord, — 
Bid the whole world my grace receive ; 
He shall be saved who trusts my word, 

And he condemn'd who won't believe. 
2 I '11 make yoiu: gi-eat commission known ; 

And ye shall prove my Gospel true, 
■By all the works that I have done. 
By all the wonders ye shall do. 



128 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

8 Teach all tlie nations my commands, — 
I 'm with you till the world shall end ; 

All power is trusted in my hands, — 
I can destro}', and I defend. 

205 . s. M. 

The joyful sound. 

HOW beauteous are their feet 
Who stand on Zion's hill, — 
Who bring salvation on their ton^ies, 
And words of peace reveal ! 

2 How charming is their voice, — 
So sweet the tidings are ; 

Zion, behold thy Saviour King; 
He reigns and triumphs here. 

3 How happy are our ears, 
That hear the joyful sound, 

Which kings and prophets waited foi-, 
And sought, but never found. 

i How blessed are our eyes, 
That see this heavenly light ; 

Prophets and kings desired it long, 
But died without the sight. 

5 The watchmen join their voice, 
And tuneful notes employ ; 

Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, 
And deserts learn the joy. 

6 The Lord makes bare his arm 
Through all the earth abroad : 

Let every nation how behold 
Their Saviour and their God. 

206 c. M 

The pastoral office. 

LET Zion's watchmen all awake. 
And take the' alarm they give ; 
Now let them from the mouth of God 
Their awful charge receive. 



THE MINISTRY. 1^9 

2 'Tis not a cause of small import, 
The pastor's care demands ; 

But what might fill an angel's heart, 
And fiU'd a Saviour's hands. 

3 They watch for souls for which the Lord 
Did heavenly bliss forego ; 

For souls, which must forever live 
In raptures, or in wo. 

4 May_ they in Jesus, whom they preach, 
Their own Redeemer see ; 

And watch thou daily o'er their souls, 
That they may watch for thee. - 

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The labourers are few, 

LORD of the harvest, hear 
Thy needy servants' cry ; 
Answer our faith's effectual prayer, 
And all our wants supply. 

2 On thee we humbly wait, — 
Our wants are in thy view ; 

The harvest, truly. Lord, is great, 
The labourers are few. 

3 Convert and send forth more 
Into thy Church abroad. 

And let them speak thy word of power. 
As workers with their God. 

4 let them spread thy name, — 
Their mission fully prove ; 

Thy universal grace proclaim, — 
Thine all-redeeming love. 

208 L. M. 

Pastors after thine own heart. 

JESUS, thy wand'ring sheep behold ! 
See, Lord, with yearning bowels, see, 
Poor souls that cannot find the fold, 
Till sought and gather' d in by thee. 



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2 Lost are fhey'now, and scatter'd -wide, 
In pain, and -neariness, and want : 

With no kind shepherd near, to gtdde 
The sick, and spiritless, and faint. 

3 Thon, only thou, the kind, and good, 
And sheep-redeeming. Shepherd art; 

Collect thy iiock, and give them food, 
And pastors after thme ovra. heart. 

4 G-ive the pnre -vrord of gen'ral grace, 
And great shall be the preachers' crowd: 

Preachers who all the sinfnl race 
Point to the all-atoning blood. 

o Thine only glory let them seek ; 

let their hearts with love overflow ; 
Let them believe, and therefore speak, 

And spread thy mercy's praise below. 

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Prepare ye the way of the Lord. 

COiVirORT, ye ministers of grace, 
Comfort the people of your Lord ; 
lift ye up the fallen race. 

And cheer them by the Gospel word. 

2 Go into every nation, go ; 

Speak to their trembling hearts, and cry,— 
Glad tidings unto all we show : 
Jerusalem, thy God is nigh. 

3 Hark ! in the wilderness a cry, 

A voice that loudly calls, — ^Prepare ; 
Prepare your hearts, for God is nigh, 
Aiid waits to make his entrance there. 

4 The Lord yom- God shall quickly come ; 
Sinners, repent, the call obey : 

Open your hearts to make him room ; 
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5 Tlie Lord shall clear Ms way througli all ; 
Whate'er obstructs, obstructs in vain ; 

The vale shall rise, the mountain fall, 
Crooked be straight, and rugged plain. 

6 The glory of the Lord display' d 
Shall all mankind together view ; 

Ajid what his mouth in truth hath said, 
His own almighty hand shall do. 

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Let tliy priests he clothed with salvation. 

JESUS, the word of mercy give, 
And let it swiftly run ; 
And let the priests themselves believe. 
And put salvation on. 

2 Jesus, let all thy servants shine 
Illustrious as the sun ; 

And, bright with borrow'd rays divine, 
Their glorious circuit run. 

3 Beyond the reach of mortals, spread 
Their light where'er they go ; 

And heavenly influences shed 
On all the world below. 

4 As giants may they run their race, 
Exulting in their might ; 

As burning luminaries chase 
The gloom of hellish night. 

5 As the bright Sun of righteousness. 
Their healing wings display ; 

And let their lustre still increase 
Unto the perfect day. 

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Labourers together with God. 

THUS saith the Lord — 'tis God commands ; 
Workers with God, the charge obey ; 
llemove whate'er his work withstands, — 
Prepare, prepare his people's way. 



132 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

2 Lift up, for all mankind to see, 
The standard of their Saviour God, 

And point them to the shameful tree, — 
The cross, all stain'd with hallow'd blood. 

3 Himself prepares his people's hearts, — 
Breaks and binds up, and wounds and heals; 

A mystic death and life imparts ; 
Empties the full, the emptied fills : 

4 He fills whom first he hath prepared ; 
With him the perfect grace is given : 

Himself is here our great reward, — 
Our futui-e and om- present heaven. 

212 s. M. 

Sow beside all waters. 

SOW in the morn thy seed ; 
At eve hold not thy hand ; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed, — 
Broad-cast it o'er the land. 

2 Thou know'st not which shall thrive,— 
The late or early sown ; 

Grace keeps the precious germ alive, 
When and wherever strown : 

3 And duly shall appear. 

In verdm-e, beauty, strength. 
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear, 
And the full corn at length. 

4 Thou canst not toil in vain : 
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry. 

Shall foster and matiue the grain 
For garners in the sky. 

213 L. M. 

The angels of the churches. 

DEAW near, Son of God, draw near ; 
Us with thy flaming eye be#iold ; 
Still in thy Chiu:ch do thou appear, 
And let oiu* candlestick be gold. 



THE MINISTRY. 133 

2 Still hold the stars in thy right hand, 
And let them in thy lustre glow, — 

The lights of a benighted land, 
The angels of thy Church below. 

3 Make good their apostolic boast ; 
Their high commission let them prove ; 

Be temples of the Holy Ghost, 

And fiU'd with faith, and hope, and love. 

4 Give them an ear to hear thy word ; 
Thou speakest to the churches now : 

And let all tongues confess their Lord, — 
Let every knee to Jesus bow. 

214 S.M. 

For a blessing on ministers. 

JESUS, thy servants bless, 
AVho, sent by thee, proclaim 
The peace, and joy, and righteousness 

Experienced in thy name : 
The kingdom of our God, — 

Which grace divine imparts ; 
Tlie power of thy victorious blood, — 

Which reigns in faithful hearts. 
2 Their souls with faith supply, — 

With life and liberty ; 
And then they preach and testify 

The things concerning thee : 
And live for this alone, — 

Thy grace to minister ; 
And all thou hast for sinners done, 

In life and death declare. 

215 L. M. 

For the success of ministers. 

FATHER of mercies, bow thine ear. 
Attentive to our earnest prayer : 
We plead for those who plead for thee : 
Successful pleaders may they be. 



134 INSTITUTIONS OP THE GOSPEL. 

2 0, clotlie tlieir words with power divine, 
And let those words be ever thine ; 

To them thy sacred truth reveal ; 
Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal. 

3 Teach them to sow the precious seed ; 
Teach them thy chosen flock to feed ; 
Teach them immortal souls to gain, — 
And thus reward their toil and pain. 

■i Let throndng multitudes around 
Hear from theu- lips the joyful sound; 
In humble strains thy grace implore, 
And feel thy Spuit's living power. 

216 c. M. 

God's blessing ensures success. 

NOW, Lord, fulfil thy faithful word,— 
Thy servants' labours bless ; 
Now let the prayer of faith be heard. 
And grant them fuU success. 

2 Long have they in thy vineyard wrought, 
And with unwearied toil ; 

Alas ! they spend their strength for naught. 
Upon a sterile soil. 

3 Arise, God, exert thy power ; 
Thy people's hopes sustain ; 

And richly on thy vineyard shower 
The first and latter rain. 

4 Lord, we commend the work to thee ; 
Thj servants guide and bless ; 

Thy guidance gives security, — 
Thy blessing, — full success. 

21T L. ]VL 

He givetli the increase. 

HIGH on his everlasting throne, 
The liing of saints his work sm-veys ; 
Marks the dear souls he calls his own. 
And smiles on the peculiar race. 



THE MINISTRY. 135 

2 He rests well pleased their toils to see ; 
Beneath his easy yoke they move : 

With all their heart and strength .agree 
In the sweet labour of his love. 

3 See where the servants of the Lord, 
A busy multitude, appear : 

For Jesus day and night employ' d, 
His heritage they toil to clear. 

4 The love of Christ their hearts constrains, 
And strengthens their unwearied hands ; 

They spend their sweat, and blood, and pains, 
To cultivate Immanuel's lands. 

5 Jesus their toil delighted sees, 
Their industry vouchsafes to crown : 

He kindly gives the wish'd increase, 
And sends the promised blessing down. 

218 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

Entire dependence on Christ. 

EXCEPT the Lord conduct the plan, ^ 
The best concerted schemes are vain, 
And never can succeed ; 
We spend our wi-etched strength for naught ; 
But if our works in thee be wrought, 
They shall be blest indeed. 

2 Lord, if thou didst thyself inspire 
Our souls with this intense desire, 

Thy goodness to proclaim ; 
Thy glory if we now intend, 
O let om- deeds begin and end 

Complete in Jesus' name- 

3 In Jesus' name behold we meet. 
Far from an evil world retreat. 

And all its frantic ways ; 
One only thing resolved to know, 
And square our useful lives below, 

By reason and by grace. 



136 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

4 Not in the tombs we pine to dweU, 
Not in the dark monastic cell, 

By vows and grates confined ; 
Freely to all ourselves we give, 
Constrain'd by Jesus' love to live 

The servants of mankind. 

5 Now, Jesus, now thy love impart, 
To govern each devoted heart, 

And fit us for thy will ; 
Deep founded in the truth of grace. 
Build up thy rising Chm'ch, and place 

The city on the hill. 

6 let our love and faith abound ; 
let our lives, to all around, 

With purest lustre shine ; 
That all around our works may see, 
And give the glory, Lord, to thee, 

The heavenly light divine. 

219 c. M. 

The minister'' s only business. 

PISUS, the Name high over all. 
In hell, or earth, or sky ; 
Angels and men before it fall, 
And devils fear and fly. 

2 Jesus, the Name to sinners dear, — 
The Name to sinners given ; 

It scatters all their guilty fear ; 
It turns their hell to heaven. 

3 Jesus the prisoner's fetters breaks. 
And bruises Satan's head ; 

Power into strengthless souls he speaks, 
And life into the dead. 

4 that the world might taste and see 
The riches of his grace ; 

The arms of love that compass me, 
Would all mankind embrace. 



THE MINISTRY. 137 

5 His only rigliteousness I show, — 
His saving truth proclaim : 

'Tis aU my business here below, 
To cry, — ^Behold the Lamb ! 

6 Happy, if with my latest breath 
I may but gasp his name ; 

Preach him to all, and cry in death, 
Behold, behold the Lamb ! 

220 s. M. 

Success certain. 

LORD, if at thy command 
The word of life we sow, 
Water' d by thy almighty hand, 

The seed shall surely grow : 
The virtue of thy grace 

A large increase shall give, 
And multiply the faithful race, 

Who to thy glory live. 
2 Now, then, the ceaseless shower 

Of gospel blessings send. 
And let the soul-converting power 

Thy ministers attend. 
On multitudes confer 

The heart-renewing love. 
And by the joy of grace prepare 

For fuller joys above. 

221 s. M. 

Labourers in the vineyard of the Lord. 

AND let our bodies part, — 
To diff'rent climes repair ; 
Inseparably join'd in heart 
The friends of Jesus are. 
2 let us still proceed 

In Jesus' work below ; 
And, foU'wing our triumphant Head, 
To further conquests go. 



13& INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

3 The vineyard of the Lord 
Before his lab'rers lies ; 

And lo ! we see the vast reward 
Which waits us in the skies. 

4 let our heart and niind 

Continually ascend, 
Tliat haven of repose to find, 
"WTiere all oiu* labours end ; 

o Where all our toils are o'er, 
Our suffering and our pain : 

Who meet on that eternal shore, 
Shall never part again. 

222 s. M. 

Continued. — Labourers rewarded. 

HAPPY, happy place, 
Where saints and angels meet ! 
There we shall see each other's face, 
And all our brethren greet. 

2 The Church of the first-born, 
We shall with them be blest, 

And, crown' d with endless joy, returu 
To our eternal rest. 

3 With joy we shall behold, 
In yonder blest abode. 

The patriarchs and prophets old, 
And all the saints of God. 

4: Abrah'm and Isaac, there. 

And Jacob, shall receive 
The foU'wers of their faith and prayer, 

Who now in bodies live. 

5 We shall our time beneath 
Live out in cheerful hope, 

And fearless pass the vale of death, 
And gain the mountain top. 



THE CHURCH. 139 

6 To gather home his own, 

God shall his angels send, 
And bid our bliss, on earth begun, 

In deathless triumphs end. 



THECHUECH. 

223 C. M. 

Founded on a Rock. 

WITH stately towers and bulwarks strong, 
Unrivall'd and alone, — 
Loved theme of many a sacred song, — 
God's holy city shone. 

2 Thus fair was Zion's chosen seat, 
The glory of all lands ; 

Yet fairer, and in strength complete, 
The Christian temple stands. 

3 The faithful of each clime and age 
This glorious Church compose ; 

Built on a Rock, with idle rage 
The threat'ning tempest blows. 

4 Fear not ; though hostile bands alarm, 
Thy God is thy defence ; 

And weak and powerless every arm 
Against Omnipotence. 

224 5th P. M. 4 lines 73. 

Prayer for her extension. 

ON thy Church, Power divine, 
Cause thy glorious face to shine ; 
Till the nations, from afar. 
Hail her as their guiding star. 

2 Then shall God, with lavish hand. 
Scatter blessings o'er the land ; 
And the world's remotest bound 
With the voice of praise resound. 



140 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

225 L. M. 

Glorious and spotless. 

JESUS, from whom all blessings flo-w, 
Great Builder of thy Church below ; 
K now thy Spirit move my breast, 
Hear, and fulfil thine own request. 

2 The few that truly call thee Lord, 
And wait thy sanctifying word, 

And thee their utmost Saviour own ; — 
Unite and perfect them in one. 

3 let them all thy mind express, 
Stand forth thy chosen witnesses ; 
Thy power unto salvation show, 
And perfect holiness below. 

4 In them let all mankind behold 
How Chi'istians lived in days of old ; 
Mighty their envious foes to move, — 
A proverb of reproach — and love. 

5 Call them into thy wondrous light, 
Worthy to walk with thee in white : 
Make up thy jewels, Lord, and show 
Thy glorious, spotless Chiu-ch beloAV. 

6 From every sinful wrinkle free, 
Eedeeni'd from all iniquity, 

The fellowship of saints make known, 
And 0, my God, may I be one ! 

226 L. M. 

Continued. — Witnesses for Jesus. 

OmGHT my lot be cast with these, 
The least of Jesus' witnesses ; 
that my Lord would count me meet, 
To wash his dear disciples' feet ! 
2 This only thing do I require : 
Thou know'st 'tis all my heart's desire, 
Freely what I receive to give, — 
The servant of thy Church to live : — 



THE CHURCH. 141 

3 After my lowly Lord to go, 
And wait uj)on thy saints below ; 
Enjoy the grace to angels given, 
Aaid serve the royal heirs of heaven. 

4 Lord, if I now thy drawings feel, 
And ask according to thy will, 
Confii-m the prayer, the seal impart, 
And speak the answer to my heart. 

5 Tell me, or thou shalt never go, — 
Thy prayer is heard ; it shall be so : 
The word hath pass'd thy lips, and I 
Shall with thy people live and die. 

227 L. M. 

The river of life. 

GREAT Sonrce of being and of love ! 
Thou wat'rest all the worlds above ; 
And all the joys which mortals know, 
From thine exhaustless fomitain flow. 

2 A sacred spring, at thy command, 
From Zion's mount, in Canaan's land, 
Beside thy temple cleaves the ground, 
And poiurs its limpid stream ai'ound. 

3 Close by its banks, in order fair. 
The blooming trees of life appear ; 
Their blossoms fragrant odours give, 
And on their fruit the nations live. 

4 Flow, wondrous stream ! with glory crown'd, 
Flow on to earth's remotest bound; 

And bear us, on thy gentle wave, 
To Him who all thy virtues gave. 

228 c. M. 

The gates of hell shall not prevail against her. 

WHO make the Lord of hosts their tower, 
Shall like Mount Zion be,— 
Immovable by mortal poAver, — 
Built on eternity. 



142 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

2 As roTind about Jerusalem 
The guardian mountains stand, 

So shall the Lord encompass them 
"Who hold by his right hand. 

3 The rod of -wickedness shall ne'er 
Against the just prevail, 

Lest imiocence should find a snare, 
And tempted virtue faiL 

4 Do good, Lord, do good to those 
Who cleave to thee in heart, — 

Who on thy truth alone repose, 
Nor from thy law depart. 

229 c. M. 

Returning to Zion with songs of joy. 

DAUGHTER of Zion, from the dust 
Exalt thy fallen head ; 
Again in thy Redeemer tnist, — 
He calls thee from the dead. 

2 A-wake, awake, put on thy strength, 
Thy beautiful array; 

The day of freedom dawns at length, — 
The Lord's appointed day. 

3 Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge, 
And send thy heralds forth ; 

Say — to the south, — Give up thy charge ! 
And, — Keep not back, north ! 

4 They come, they come : thine exiled bands, 
Where'er they rest or roam, 

Have heard thy voice in distant lands, 
iVnd hasten to their home. 

6 Thus, though the imiverse shall burn, 

And God his works destroy. 
With songs thy ransom' d shall retiun, 

And everlasting joy. 



THE CHURCH. 143 

230 11th p. M. 76, 76, 77, 76. 

Security and safety. 

SEE the gospel Churcli secure, 
And founded on a Rock ; 
All her promises are sure ; 

Her bulwarks who can shock? 
Count her every precious shrine ; 

Tell, to after-ages tell, — 
Fortified by power divine, 

The Chiu'ch can never fail. 
2 Zion's God is all our o-wn, 

Who on his love rely; 
We his pard'ning love have known, 

And live to Christ, and die : 
To the New Jerusalem 

He our faithful Guide shall be ; 
Him we claim, and rest in him, 

Through all eternity. 

231 s. M. 

Her confidence and security. 

WHO in the Lord confide, 
And feel his sprinkled blood, 
In storms and hurricanes abide 

Firm as the mount of God : 
Steadfast, and flx'd, and sure, 

His Zion cannot move ; 
His faithful people stand secure 

In Jesus' guardian love. 
2 As round Jerusalem 

The hilly bulwarks rise. 
So God protects and covers them 

From aU their enemies. 
On every side he stands. 

And for his Israel cares ; 
And safe in his almighty hands 

Their souls forever bears. 



144 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

232 S. M 

Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

WHERE is the Hebrews' God, 
Who kept them night and day? 
"WTiere is the heavenly fire and cloud, 
Which show'd thy Church their way? 

2 No sjTnbol \isible 

We of thy presence find ; 
Yet all who would obey thy will 
Shall know their Father's mind. 

3 Yes, Lord, thou still dost lead 
The children of thy grace, 

The chosen, the believing seed, 
Tlirough this vast wilderness. 

4 Our chart, thy written Word ; 
The Holy Ghost, our guide ; 

And Christ, our glorious risen Lord, 
Doth in our hearts reside. 

233 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 
God is in the midst of her. 

GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken, 
Zion, city of our God ; 
He, whose word cannot be broken, 
Form'd thee for his own abode ; 
On the Rock of ages founded. 

What can shake thy siure repose? 
With salvation's walls surrounded, 

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 
2 See, the streams of living waters. 



Springing from eternal love, 

"11 supply 

And all fear of want remove ; 



Still supply thy sons and daughters, 



T^Tio can faint while such a river 
Ever flows our thirst to' assuage? 

Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver. 
Never fails from age to age. 



THE CHURCH. 145 

3 Round each liabitation hov'ring, 

See the cloud and fire appear! 
For a glory and a cov'ring, 

Showing that the Lord is near : 
He who gives us daily manna, 

He who listens when we cry, 
Let him hear the loud Hosanna 

Rising to his throne on high. 

234 L. M. 

Put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem 

AWAKE, Jerusalem, awake, — 
No longer in thy sins lie down : 
The garment of salvation take ; 
Thy beauty and thy strength put on. 

2 Shake off the dust that blinds thy sight, 
And hides the promise from thine eyes ; 

Arise, and struggle into light; 
The great Deliv'rer calls, — Arise ! 

3 Shake off the bands of sad despair ; 
Zion, assert thy liberty ; 

Look up, thy broken heart prepare, 
And God shall set the captive free. 

4 Vessels of mercy, sons of grace, 
Be purged from every sinful stain ; 

Be like your Lord, his word embrace, 
Nor bear his hallow'd name in vain. 

235 L. M. 

The heavenly Zion. 

ARM of the Lord, awake, awake ! 
Thine own immortal strength put on ! 
With terror clothed, hell's kingdom shake, 

And cast thy foes with fury down. 
2 As in the ancient days appear ! 

(The sacred annals speak thy fame ;) 
Be now omnipotently near. 
To endless ages still the same. 
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146 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

3 By deat^ and hell pursued in vain, 

To thee the ransom'd seed shall come ; 
Shouting, their heavenly Zion gain, 
And pass through death triumphant home. 

4 The pain of life shall then he o''er, 
The anguish and distracting care ; 

There sighing grief shall weep no more^ 
And sin shall never enter there. 

236 8th P. M. 87, 87, 1% 

Her enemies confounded. 

ZION stands with hills stuTOunded, 
Zion, kept Ly power divine : 
All her foes shall be confounded, 
Though the world in arms combine : 

Happy Zion, — 
What a favom-'d l&t is thine t 

2 Every human tie may perish ; 
Friend to friend unfaithful prove ; 

' Mothers cease their own to cherish ; 
Heaven and earth at last remove ; 

But no changes 
Can attend Jehovah's love. 

3 In the fm-nace God may prove thee. 
Thence to bring thee forth more bright. 

But can never cease to love thee ; 
Thou art precious in his sight : 

God is with thee, — 
God> thine everlasting light. 

237 s. M. 

Loire for Zion. 
T LOVE thy kingdom. Lord,— 
JL The house of thine abode, — 
The Church our blest Eedeemer saved 
Vrith his own precious blood. 



THE CHURCH. 147 

2 I love tliy Church, God ! 
Her walls before thee stand, 

Dear as the apple of thine eye, 
And graven on thy hand. 

3 For her my tears shall fall ; 
For her my prayers ascend ; 

To her my cares and toils Le given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

4 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly vrajs ; 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows. 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Sure as thy truth shall last, 
To Zion shall be given 

The brightest glories earth can yield. 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 

238 9th p. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

God her everlasting light. 

HEAE what God the Lord hath spoken : 
my people, faint and few, 
Comfortless, afflicted, broken, 
Fair abodes I build for you : 
Scenes of heartfelt tribulation 

Shall no more perplex your ways ; 

You shall name your walls salvation. 

And your gates shall all be praise. 

2 Ye, no more your suns descending. 

Waning moons no more shall see ; 
But, your griefs forever ending. 

Find eternal noon in me : 
God shall rise, and, shining o'er you, 

Change to day the gloom of night; 
He, the Lord, shall be your glory — 

God your everlasting light. 



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148 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

THE SABBATH. 

239 1st P. M. 6 lines 8i 

TTie day consecrated. 

GREAT God, tills hallow'd day of tMne 
Demands our souls' collectecl powers ; 
May we employ in works divine 

These solemn and devoted hours: 
may our souls, adoring, own 
The grace which calls us to thy throne. 

2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles, fly I 
Where God resides appear no more ! 

Omniscient Lord, thy piercing eye 
Doth every secret thought explore : 

may thy grace our thoughts refine, 

And tis oiu" hearts on things divine ! 

240 a M. 

The day improved. 

THIS day the Lord hath call'd his own ; 
Let us his praise declare, 
Fix our desires on him alone. 
And seek his face with prayer. 

2 Lord, in thy love we would rejoice, 
"Which sets the sinner free, 

And, with united heart and voice, 
Devote these hours to thee. 

3 Now let the world's delusive things 
No more our thoughts employ. 

But faith he taught to stretch her wings, 
Tow'rd heaven's unfailing joy. 

4 let these earthly Sahhaths, Lord, 
Be to our welfare blest ; 

The purest comfort here afford. 
And fit us for our rest. 



THE SABBATH. 149 

241 L. M. 

The joys of the Sabhath. 

SWEET is the work, my God, my King, 
To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ; 
To show thy love by morning light, 
And talk of all thy truth by night. 

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest ; 

No mortal cares shall seize my breast ; 
may my heart in tune be found. 
Like David's harp of solemn sound. 

3 When grace has purified my heart, 
Then I shall share a glorious part : 
And fresh supplies of joy be shed, 
Lilce holy oil to cheer my head'. 

4 Then shall I see, and hear, and know 
All I desii-ed or wish'd below; 

And every power find sweet employ 
In that eternal world of joy. 

242 s. M. 

Delight in ordinances. 

¥KLCOi\IE, sweet day of rest, 
That saw the Lord arise : 
Welcome to this reviving breast, 
And these rejoicing eyes ! 

2 The King himself comes near. 
And feasts his saints to-day ; 

Here we may sit, and see him here, 
And love, and praise, and pray. 

3 One day in such a place, 
'\'\'here thou, my God, art seen, 

Is sweeter than ten thousand days 
Of pleasurable sin. 

4 My willing soul would stay 
In such a frame as this. 

And sit and sing herself away 
To everlasting bliss. 



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150 mSTITUTIOIfS OF THE GOSPEL. 

243 L. M. 

In the Sanctuary. 

FAK from my thoughts, vain world, be gone, 
Let my religious hours alone ; 
Fain would mine eyes my Saviour see ; 

1 wait a %T.sit, Lord, from thee. 

2 warm my heart with holy fire, 
And kindle there a pm-e desu-e : 
Come, sacred Spirit, from above, 
And fill my soul with heavenly love. 

3 Blest Saviom*, what delicious fare ! 
How sweet thine entertainments are ! 
Never did angels taste above 
Redeeming grace and dying love. 

4 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine ! 
In thee thy Father's glories shine ; 
Thy glorious name shall be adored. 
And every tongue confess thee Lord. 

244 c. iL 

We will rejoice and be glad in it. 

THIS is the day the Lord hath made : 
earth, rejoice and sing ; 
Let songs of triumph hail the morn ; 
Hosanna to our Iving ! 

2 The Stone the builders set at naught, 
That Stone has now become 

The sure foundation, and the strength 
Of Zion's heavenly dome. 

3 Christ is that stone, rejected onc«, 
And number'd vdth the slain ; 

Kow raised in glory, o'er his Churcli 
Eternally to reign. 

4 This is the day the Lord hath made ; 
earth, rejoice and sing : 

With songs of triumph hull the morn ; 
Hosanna to our King ! 



THE SABBATH. 151 

245 3d R M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

Joyful homage. 

AWAKE, ye saints, awake ! 
And hail this sacred day: 
In loftiest songs of praise 
Yoiu' joyful homage pay : 
Come bless the day that God hath blest^ 
The t}^e of heaven's eternal rest. 

2 On this auspicious mom 
The Lord of life arose -, 

He burst the bars of death, 
And vanquish' d all our foes ; 
And now he pleads our cause above, 
And reaps the fruit of all his love. 

3 All hail, triumphant Lord ! 
Heaven with hosannas rings, 

And earth, in humbler strains. 
Thy praise responsive sings : 
Worthy the Lamb, that once was slain. 
Through endless years to live and reign. 

246 a K 

The type of everlasting rest. 

COIME, let us join with one accord 
Li hymns around the throne ; 
This is the day our rising Lord 
Hath made and caU'd his own. 

2 This is the day which God hath blest, 

The brig-litest of the seven, 
Tj'pe of that everlasting rest 

The saints enjoy in heaven. 

8 Then let us in his name sing on. 

And hasten to that day 
'^lien our Redeemer shall come down, 

And shadows pass away. 



152 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

4 Not one, tut all our days below, 

Let us in hymns employ ; 
And, in our Lord rejoicing, go 

To his eternal joy. 

247 L. M. 

Pledge of endless rest. 
■pETURN, my soul, enjoy thy rest; 
rt Improve the day thy God hath blest : 
Another six days' work is done ; 
Another Sabbath is begun. 

2 that our thoughts and thanks may rise, 
As grateful incense to the skies ; 

And draw from Christ that sweet repose, 
Which none but he that feels it knows. 

3 This heavenly calm ^^'ithin the breast, 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, 
Which for the Church of God remains, 
The end of cares, the end of pains. 

4 In holy duties, let the day, 
In holy comforts, pass away ; 

How sweet, a Sabbath thus to spend. 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end. 

248 5th P. M. 4 lines 78. 

Life and immortality brought to light. 

DAY of God ! thou blessed day, 
At thy dawn the grave gave way 
To the power of Him within. 
Who had, sinless, bled for sin. 

2 Thine the radiance to illume 
First, for man, the dismal tomb. 
When its bars their weakness own'd, 
There revealing death dethroned. 

3 Then the Sun of righteousness . 
Rose, a darken' d world to bless, 
Bringing up from mortal night 
Immortality and light. 



THE SABBATH. 153 

4 Day of glory, day of power, 
Sacred be thine every hour, — 
Emblem, earnest, of the rest 
That remaineth for the blest. 

249 s. M. 

The eternal Sabbath. 

HAIL to the Sabbath-day ! 
The day divinely given, 
When men to God their homage pay, 
And earth draws near to heaven. 

2 Lord, in this sacred hour, 
Within thy courts we bend. 

And bless thy love, and own thy power, 
Our Father and our Friend. 

3 But thou art not alone 

Li courts by mortals trod ; 
Nor only is the day thine own 
When man di-aws near to God : — 

4 Thy temple is the arch 
Of yon unmeasured sky ; 

lliy Sabbath, the stupendous march 
Of vast eternity. 

5 Lord, may that holier day 
Dawn on thy servants' sight ; 

And purer worship may we pay 
In heaven's unclouded light. 

250 c. M. 

In the Spirit on the Lorcfs day, 

MAY I, throughout this day of thine, 
Be in thy Spirit, Lord, — 
Spirit of humble fear divine, 
That trembles at thy word. 
2 Spu'it of faith, my heart to raise, 

And fix on things above ; 
Spirit of sacrifice and praise. 
Of holiness and love. 



154 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 

251 ^' ^^- 

Anticipating the heavenly Sabbath. 

LORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray, 
Li this thy house, on this thy day ; 
And own, as grateful sacrifice, 
The songs which from thy servants rise. 

2 Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love, 
But there 's a nobler rest above ; 

To that our lab'ring souls aspire, 
With ardent hope, and strong desire. 

3 No more fatigue, no more distress, 
Nor sin nor helL'^hall reach the place ; 

■ No sighs shall mnigle with the songs. 
Which warble from immortal tongues. 

4 No rude alarms of raging foes ; 
No cares to break the long repose ; 
No midnight shade, no clouded sun ; 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

5 long-expected day, begin ; 
Dawn on these realms of wo and sin : 
Fain would we leave this weary road. 
And sleep in death, to rest with God. 

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Joyful in the house of prayer. 

GIjAD was my heart to hear 
My old companions say, — 
Come, in the house of God appear ; 
For 'tis a holy day. 

2 Thither the tribes repair, 
Where all are wont to meet ; 

And, joj-ful in the house of prayer. 
Bend at the mercy-seat. 

3 Pray for Jerusalem, 
The city of our God ! 

Lord, Sc'uJ thy Llesiiugs down to them 
That love the dear abode ! 



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4 Witliin these walls, may peace 
And harmony be found ! 

Zion, in all thy palaces, 
Prosperity abound ! 

5 For friends and brethren dear, 
Our prayer shall never cease : 

Oft as they meet for worship here, 
God send his people peace ! 



BAPTISM. 

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In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

BAPTIZED into thy name, 
Mysterious One in Three, 
Our souls and bodies claim 
A sacrifice to thee : 
And let us live our faith to prove. 
The faith which works by humble love. 

2 that our light may shine, 

And all om- lives express 
Tlie character divine. 
The real holiness ; 
And then receive us up to' adore 
The triune God forever more. 

254 c. M. 

The covenant with Abraham. 

HOW large the promise, how divine, 
To Abrah'm and his seed, — 

1 am a God to thee and thine, 
Supplymg all their need. 

2 The words of his unbounded love 
From age to age endure ; 

The Angel of the Cov'naiit proves 
And seals the blessing sure. 



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3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms, 
To oxir great father given ; 

He takes our children to his arms, 
And calls them heirs of heaven. 

4 God, how faithful are thy ways! 
Thy love endures the same ; 

Nor from the promise of thy grace 
Blots out our children's name. 

255 L. M. 

The sacramental seal. 

COIME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Honour the means ordain'd by thee ; 
Make good our apostolic boast. 
And own thy glorious ministry. 

2 We now thy promised presence claim ; 
Sent to disciple all mankind, — 

Sent to baptize into thy name, — 
We now thy promised presence find. 

3 Father, in these reveal thy Son ; 

In these, for whom Ave seek thy face, 
The hidden mystery make known. 
The inward, pm'e, baptizing grace. 

4 Jesus, with us thou always art ; 
Effectual make the sacred sign ; 

The gift unspeakable impart. 
And bless the ordinance divine. 

5 Eternal Spirit, from on high, 
Baptizer of our spirits thou. 

The sacramental seal apply, 
And witness with the water now. 

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Suffer the little children to come unto vie. 

SEE, Israel's gentle Shepherd stands 
With all-engaging charms ; 
Hark, how he calls the tender lambs, 
And folds them in his arms. 



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2 Permit tliem to approach, he cries, 
Nor scorn their humble name ; 

For 'twas to bless such souls as these 
The Lord of angels came. 

3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands, 
And yield them up to thee ; 

Joyful that we ourselves are thine, 
i'hine let our offspring be. 

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GocCs gracious promises. 

OUE children thou dost claim, 
Lord our God, as thine : 
Ten thousand blessings to thy Name, 
For goodness so divine. 

2 Thee let the fathers own. 
Thee let the sons adore ; 

Join'd to the Lord in solemn vows, 
To be forgot no more. 

3 How great thy mercies. Lord ! 
How plenteous is thy grace, 

Which, in the promise of thy love, 
Licludes our rising race. 

4 Our off"spring, still thy care. 
Shall own their father's God ; 

To latest times thy blessings share, 
And sound thy praise abroad. 

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Little ones brought to Jesus. 
TESUS, kind, inviting Lord, 
U We with joy obey thy word. 
And in earliest infancy 
Bring our little ones to thee. 
2 Born they are, as we, in sin ; 
Make the' unconscious lepers clean ; 
Pm-chase of thy blood they are, — 
Let them in thy glory share. 



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The Spirit^s hallowing seal. 

GOD of eternal truth and love, 
Vouchsafe the promised aid we claim, 
Thine owu great ordinance approve ; 

The child, baptized into thy name, 
Partaker of thy nature make. 
And give him all thine image back. 

2 Father, if such thy sov'reign will, 
If Jesus did the rite enjoin. 

Annex thy hall'wing Spirit's seal, 

And let thy grace attend the sign : 
The seed of endless life impart ; 
Take for thine own this infant's heart. 

3 Answer on him thy wisdom's end, 
In present and eternal good; 

Whate'er thou didst for man intend, 

Whate'er thou hast on man bestow'd, 
Now to this favour 'd child be given, 
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 

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A blessing on the ordinance. 

GREAT God, now condescend 
To bless our rising race ; 
Soon may their willing spirits bend, 
The subjects of thy grace. 

2 what a pure delight 
Their happiness to see ; 

Our warmest wishes all unite. 
To lead their souls to thee. 

3 Now bless, thou God of love, 
This ordinance divine ; 

Send thy good Spirit from above, 
And make these children thine. 



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Children in the arms of Jesus 

BEHOLD what condescending love 
Jesus on earth dispUiys I — 
To baLes and sucklings he extends 
The riches of his grace. 

2 He still the ancient promise keeps, 
To our forefathers given ; 

Young children in his arms he takes, 
And calls them heirs of heaven. 

3 Forbid them not, whom Jesus calls, 
Nor dare the claim resist, 

Since his own lips to us declare 
Of such will heaven consist. 

4 With flowing tears, and thankful hearts, 
We give them up to thee ; 

Eeceive them. Lord, into thine arms; 
Thine may they ever be. 

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Baptized into his death. 

TESUS, we lift our souls to thee ; 
V Thy Holy Spirit breathe, 
And let this little infant be 
Baptized into thy death. 

2 let thine unction on him rest, 
Thy gi-ace his soul renew, 

And write within his tender breast 
Thy name and nature too. 

3 If thou shouldst quickly end his days, 
His place with thee prepare ; 

And if thou lengthen out his race, 
Continue still thy care. 

4 Thy faithful servant let him prove, 
Begirt with truth divine ; 

A sharer in thy dying love, 
A follower of thine. 



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THE LORD'S SUPPER. 

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Its institution. 

IN that sad, memorable night, 
When Jesus was for us betray' d, 
He left his death-recording rite : 

He took, and blest, and brake the bread ; 
And gave his own their last bequest, 
And thus his love's intent express'd : — 

2 Take, eat, this is my body, given 

To purchase life and peace for you, — 
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven ; 

Do this, my dying love to show : 
Accept your precious legacy, 
And thus, my friends, remember me. 

3 He took into his hands the cup, 
To crown the sacramental feast, 

And, full of kind concern, look'd up. 

And gave to them what he had blest : 
-And, — Drink ye all of this, — ^he said, — 
In solemn mem'ry of the dead. 

4 This is my blood, which seals the new 
Eternal cov'nant of my grace : 

My blood, so freely shed for you, 
For you and all the sinful race : 
My blood, that speaks your sins forgiven, 
And justifies your claim to heaven. 

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Its design. 

THAT doleful night before his death, 
The Lamb, for sinners slain, 
Did, almost with his djdng breath, 
This solemn feast ordain. 



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2 To keep the feast, Lord, we have met, 
And to remember thee : 

Help each poor trembler to repeat, — 
For me he died, for me ! 

3 Thy suffrings, Lord, each sacred sign . 
To our remembrance brings : 

We eat the bread, and drink the wine, 
But think on nobler things. 

4 tune our tongues, and set in frame 
Each heart that pants for thee, 

To sing, — Hosanna to the Lamb, 
The Lamb that died for me ! 

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Approaching the table. 

JESUS, at whose supreme coroniand, 
We now approach to God, 
Before us in thy vesture stand. 
Thy vesture dipp'd in blood. 

2 Now, Savioiu", now thyself reveal, 
And make thy nature known ; 

Affix thy blessed Spirit's seal, 
And stamp us for thine own. 

3 The tokens of thy dying love, 
let us all receive, 

And feel the quick'ning Spirit move, 
And sensibly believe. 



4 The cup of blessing, blest by thee, 
Let it thy blood impart ; 

The bread thy mystic body be, ,;\i 
To cheer each languid heart. i 

5 The li\'ing bread sent down from heaven, 
In us vouchsafe to be : 

Thy flesh for all the world is given, 
And all may live by thee. 



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The invitation. 

THE King of heaven his table spieads, 
And blessings crown the board ; 
Not Paradise, with all its joys, 
Could such delight afford. 

2 Pardon and peace to dying men, 
And endless life are given, 

Through the rich blood that Jesus shed, 
To raise our souls to heaven. 

3 Millions of souls, in glory now, 
Were fed and feasted here ; 

And millions more, still on the way, 
Around the board appear. 

4 All things are ready, come away. 
Nor weak excuses frame ; 

Crowd to your places at the feast. 
And bless the Foimder's name, 

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Our Paschal Lamb. 

LET all who truly bear 
The bleeding Saviour's name, 
Their faithful hearts with us prepare, 
And eat the Paschal Lamb. 

2 This eucharistic feast, 

Our every want supplies, l 

And still we by his death ai'e blest, ' 
And share his sacrifice. 

3 Who thus our faith employ. 
His suff'rings to record. 

E'en now we mournfully enjoy 
Communion with our Lord. 

4 We too with him are dead, 
And shall with him arise ; 

The cross on which he bows his head 
Shall lift us to the slues. 



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Grateful remembrance. 

ACCORDING to thy gracious word, 
In meek humility, 
This will I do, my dying Lord, — 
I -will remember thee. 

2 Thy hody, broken for my sake, 
My bread from heaven shall be : 

Thy testamental cup I take, 
And thus remember thee. 

3 Gethsemane can I forget ? 
Or there thy conflict see, 

Thine agony and bloody sweat, 
And not remember thee? 

4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes, 
And rest on Calvary, 

Lamb of God, my Sacrifice, 
I must remember thee ! 

5 Remember thee and all thy pains. 
And all thy love to me ; 

Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains. 
Will I remember thee. 

6 And when these failing lips grow dumb, 
And mind and mem'ry flee, 

When thou shalt in thy kingdom come, 
Jesus, remember me. 

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T%e opened Fountain. 

CALL'D from above, I rise. 
And wash away my sin ; 
The stream to which my spirit flies. 

Can make the foulest clean. 
2 It runs divinely clear, 

A fountain deep and wide : 
'Twas open'd by the soldier's spear, 
In my Redeemer's side. 



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Gratitude and love. 

IF human kindness meets retiu-n, 
And owns the grateful tie ; — 
If tender thoughts within us bui'n 
To feel a friend is nigh ; — 

2 0, shall not warmer accents tell 
The gratitude we owe 

To Him who died our fears to quell, 
And save from endless wo? 

3 While jet in anguish he survey' d 
Those pangs he would not flee, 

What love his latest words display'd ! — 
Meet and remember me. 

4 Remember thee ! thy death, thy shame, 
The griefs which thou didst bear ! 

mem'ry, leave no other name 
So deeply graven there. 

271 L. M. 

Figure and means of saving grace. 

AUTHOR of our salvation, thee, 
With lowly, thankful hearts, we praise ; 
Author of this great mystery, — 
Figiire and means of saving grace. 

2 The sacred, true, effectual sign. 
Thy body and thy blood it shows ; 

The glorious instrument divine. 

Thy mercy and thy strength bestows. 

3 We see the blood that seals our peace ; 
Thy pard'ning mercy we receive ; 

The bread doth visibly express 

The strength through which our spirits live. 

4 Our spirits drink a fresh supply, 
And eat the bread so freely given, 

Till, borne on eagles' wings, we fly, 
And banquet with om: Lord in heaven. 



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Discerning the Lorffs hody. 

JESUS, all-redeeming Lord, 
Magnify thy dying word ; 
Li thine ordinance appear ; 
Come, and meet thy foll'wers here. 

2 Li the rite thou hast enjoin' d, 
Let us now our Saviom* find ; 
Drink thy blood for sinners shed, 
Taste thee in the broken bread. 

3 Thou our faithful hearts prepare ; 
Thou thy pard'ning grace declare : 
Thou that hast for sinners died. 
Show thyself the Crucified ! 

4 All the power of sin remove ; 
Fill us with thy perfect love ; 
Stamp us with the stamp divine ; 
Seal our souls forever thine. 

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Strength renewed. 

OGOD, unseen, yet ever near. 
Thy presence may we feel ; 
And thus, inspired with holy fear, 
Before thy table kneel. 

2 Here may thy faithful people know 
The blessings of thy love ; 

The streams that through the desert flow,— 
The manna from above. 

3 We come, obedient to thy word, 
To feast on heavenly food ; 

Our meat, the body of the Lord, 
Our drink, his precious blood. 

4 Thus may we all thy words obey ; 
For we, God, are thine ; 

And go rejoicing on our way, 
Renew'd with strength di^ane. 



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The supper of the Lamb. 

THEE, King of saints, we praise 
For this our living bread ; 
Kourish'd by thy pi-eserving grace, 
And at thy table fed. 

2 Yet still a higher seat 
We in thy kingdom claim, 

Who here begin by faith to eat 
The supper of the Lamb. 

3 That glorious heavenly prize. 
We surely shall attain, 

And, in the palace of the skies, 
With thee forever reigu. 

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Obeying the command. 

JESUS, Ave thus obey 
Thy last and kindest -word ; 
Here, in thine own appointed way, 
We come to meet our Lord. 

2 The way thou hast enjoin' d. 
Thou wilt therein appear; 

We come with confidence to find 
Thy special presence here. 

3 Whate'er the' Almighty can 
To pardon' d sinners give. 

The fulness of our God made man, 
We here with Christ receive. 

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The efficacy of the atoning blood. 

VICTIM divine ! thy gi-ace we claim 
While thus thy precious death we show; 
Once offer'd up a spotless Lamb, 

In thy great temple here below, 
TTiou didst for all mankind atone, 
And standest now before the throne. 



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2 Thou standest in the holiest place, 
As now for guilty sinners slain ; 

The blood of sprinkling speaks, and prays, 

All-prevalent for helpless man; 
Thy blood is still our ransom found. 
And speaks salvation all around. 

3 We need not now go up to heaven 

To bring the long-sought Saviour down; 
Ihou art to all already given. 

Thou dost e'en now thy banquet crown ; — 
To every faithful soul appear. 
And show thy real presence here. 

277 s. M. 

A foretaste of glory. 

OWHAT delight is this, 
Which now in Chi-ist we know,— 
An earnest of our glorious bliss, 
Our heaven begun below ! 

2 When He the table spreads, 
How royal is the cheer; 

With rapture we lift up our heads. 
And own that God is here. 

3 The Lamb for sinners slain, 
Who died to die no more, 

Let all the ransom' d sons of men. 

With all his hosts, adore. 
t Let earth and heaven be join'd, 

His glories to display, 
And hymn the Saviour of mankind 

In one eternal day. 

278 L M. 

Rejoicing at the table, with godly sorrow. 

TO Jesus, our exalted Lord, 
^ The Name bv heaven and earth adored, 
Fain would our hearts and voices raise 
A cheerful song of sacred praise. 



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2 But all tlie notes -pliich. mortals know, 
Are weak, and languishing, and low ; 

»Far, far above our hunible songs, 
The theme demands immortal tongues. 

3 Yet while around his board we meet, 
And humbly worship at his feet, 

let our warm affections move, 
In glad returns of grateful love ! 

4 Let humble, penitential wo, 
In tears of godly sorrow flow ; 
And thy forgiving smiles impart 
Life, hope, and joy to every heart. 

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The Spirit's quickening influences. 

COME, thou everlasting Spirit, 
Bring to every thankful mind 
Ail the Saviour's dying merit. 

All his suff 'rings for mankind : 
True recorder of his passion, 

Now the living faith impart ; 
Now reveal his great salvation 

Unto every faithful heai't. 
2 Come, thou Witness of his dying ; 

Come, Remembrancer divine; 
Let us feel thy power applying 

Christ to every soul, and mine ; 
Let us groan thine inward groaning ; 

Look on Him we pierced, and grieve ; 
All partake the grace atoning, — 

All the sprinkled blood receive. 

280 s. M. 

Universal gladness and joy. 

GLORY to God on high, 
Our peace is made with Heaven ; 
The Son of God came down to die, 
That we might be forgiven. 



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2 His precious blood was shed, 
His body bruised, for sin : 

Remember this in eating bread, 
And this in drinking wine. 

3 Approach his royal board, 
In his rich garments clad ; 

Join every tongue to praise the Lord, 

And every heart be glad, 
■i The Father gives the Son ; 

The Son, his flesh and blood : 
The Spirit seals ; and faith puts on, 

The righteousness of God. 

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The heavenly banquet. 

JESUS spreads his banner o'er us, 
Cheers our famish'd souls with food; 
He the banquet spreads before us. 

Of his mystic flesh and blood. 
Precious banquet ; bread of heaven ; 

Wine of gladness, flowing free ; 
May we taste it, kindly given, 

Li remembrance. Lord, of thee. 
2 In thy holy incarnation, 

When the angels sang thy bhth ; 
In thy fasting and temptation ; 

In thy labours on the earth ; 
In thy trial and rejection ; 

In thy sufi" 'rings on the tree ; 
In thy glorious resurrection ; 

May we. Lord, remember thee. 

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Pardon — grace — glory. 

SONS of God, triumphant rise ; 
Shout the' accomplish' d sacrifice ; 
Shout your sins in Christ forgiven, — 
Sons of God, and heirs of heaven. 



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2 Love's mysterious work is done ; 
Greet we now tlie' atoning Son ; 
Heal'd and quicken' d by his blood, 
Join'd to Christ, and one with God. 

3 Him by faith we taste below, 
Mightier joys ordain'd to know ; 
When his utmost grace we prove, 
Eise to heaven by perfect love. 

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For a parting blessing. 

LAJVEB of God, whose dying love 
We now recall to mind, 
Send the answer from above. 

And let us mercy find : 
Think on us who think on thee. 

And every struggling soul release ; 
remember Calvary, 
And bid us go in peace I 

2 By thine agonizing pain. 
And bloody sweat, we pray, — 

By thy dying love to man, — 

Take all our sins away : 
Burst our bonds, and set us free ; 

From all iniquity release ; 
remember Calvary, 

And bid us go in peace ! 

3 Let thy blood, by faith applied, 
The sinner's pardon seal ; 

Speak us freely justified, 

And all our sickness heal : 
By thy passion on the tree. 

Let all our griefs and troubles cease ; 
remember Calvary, 

And bid us go in peace ! 



PROVISIONS AND PROMISES 
OF THE GOSPEL. 

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The fountain of living waters. 

FOUNTAIN' of life and of grace 



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lu Christ, our Kedeemer, we see : 
For us, who his offers embrace, 

For all, it is open and free : 
Jehovah, himself, doth invite 

To drink of his pleasures unknown : 
The streams of immortal delight, 

That flow from his heavenly throne. 
2 As soon as in him we believe. 

By faith of his Spirit we take : 
And, freely forgiven, receive 

The mercy for Jesus' s sake ! 
We gain a pure drop of his love ; 

The life of eternity know ; 
Angelical happiness prove, 

And witness a heaven below. 

285 c. M, 

All-sufficiency of the gospel, 

THE gospel! 0, what endless charms 
Dwell in that blissful sound ; 
Its influence every fear disarms, 
And spreads delight around. 

2 Here pardon, life, and joy divine, 
In rich effusion flow. 

For guilty rebels, lost in sin, 
And doom'd to endless wo. 

3 The' almighty Former of the skies 
Stoops to oiu- vile abode ; 

WTiile angels view with wond'ring eyes, 
And hail the' incarnate God. 



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4 How ricli the depths of love divine ! 
Of bliss a boundless store ! 

Redeemer, let me call thee mine, — 
Thy fulness I imi)lore. 

5 On thee alone my hope relies ; 
Beneath thy cross I fall ; 

My Lord, my life, my sacrijfice, 
My Saviour, and my all ! 

286 s. M. 

Our debt paid upon the cross. 

WHAT majesty and grace 
llirough all the gospel shine ! 
'Tis God that speaks, and we confess 
The doctrine most divine. 

2 Down from his throne on high, 
The mighty Saviour comes ; 

Lays his bright robes of glory by. 
And feeble flesh assumes. 

3 The debt that sinners owed, 
Upon the cross he pays : 

Then through the clouds ascends to God, 
'Midst shouts of loftiest praise. 

4 There om- High Priest appears, 
Before his Father's throne ; 

Mingles his merits with our tears, 
And potu-s salvation down. 

5 Great Sov'reign, Ave adore 
Thy justice and thy grace, 

And on thy faithfulness and power 
Our firm dependence place. 

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The divine Teacher. 

HOW sweetly flow'd the gospel's sound 
From lips of gentleness and grace, 
While list'ning thousands gather'd roimd, 
And joy and rev'rence fill'd the place. 



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2 From heaven lie came, of lieaA-en lie spoke. 
To heaven he led his foll'wers' way ; 

Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke, 
Unveiling an immortal day. 

3 Come, wand'rers, to my Father's home ; 
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest. 

Yes, sacred Teacher ! we will come. 
Obey, and be forever blest. 

4 Decay, then, tenements of dust ! 
Pillars of earthly pride, decay ! 

A nobler mansion waits the just. 
And Jesus has prepared the way. 

288 s. M. 

All-sufficient grace. 

GRACE ! 'tis a charming soimd, 
Harmonious to the ear ; 
Heaven with the echo shall resound, 
And all the earth shall hear. 

2 Grace first contrived a way 
To save rebellious man ; 

And all the steps that grace display, 
WTiich drew the wondrous plan. 

3 Grace taught my roving feet 
To tread the heavenly road ; 

And new supplies each hour I meet, 
"While pressing on to God. 

4 Grace all the work shall crown, 
Through everlasting days ; 

It lays in heaven the topmost stone, 
And well deserves our praise. 

289 c. M. 

The wonders of redemption. 

HOW great the wisdom, power, and grace, 
Which in redemption shine ; 
The heavenly host with joy confess 
The work is all divine. 



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2 Before his feet they cast their crowns,— 
Those crowns which Jesus gave, — 

And, with ten thousand thousand tongues, 
Proclaim his power to save. 

3 They tell the triumphs of his cross, 
The suflf rings which he bore ; 

How low he stoop'd, how high he rose, — 
And rose to stoop no more. 

4 With them let us our voices raise, 
And stUl the song renew ; 

Salvation well deserves the praise 
Of men and angels too. 

290 c. M. 

Efficacy of the atoning blood. 

THERE is a fountain fiU'd with blood. 
Drawn from Immanuel's veins ; 
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, 
Lose all their guilty stains. 

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 
That fountain in his day ; 

And there may I, though vile as he, 
Wash all my sins away. 

3 Thou dying Lamb ! thy precious blood 
Shall never lose its power, 

TiU all the ransom'd Church of God 
Are saved, to sin no more. 

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream 
Thy flowing wounds supply. 

Redeeming love has been my theme, 
And shall be, till I die. 

5 Then in a nobler, sweety song, 
I '11 sing thy power to save, 

When this poor lisping, stamm'ring tongue. 
Lies silent in the grave. 



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The joyful sound. 

SAJjVATION! the joj-ful sound! 
What pleasure to our ears ; 
A sov'reign balm for every wound, 
A cordial for our fears. 

2 Salvation ! let the echo fly 
The spacious earth around, 

While all the armies of the sky 
Conspire to raise the sound. 

3 Salvation ! thou bleeding Lamb I 
To thee the praise belongs : 

Salvation shall inspire our hearts. 
And dwell upon our tongues. 

292 L. M. 

Love jjuhich passeth knowledge. 

OF Him who did salvation bring, 
_ I could forever think and sing ; 
Arise, ye needy, — he '11 relieve ; 
Arise, ye gitilty, — he 11 forgive. 

2 Ask but his grace, and lo, 'tis given ; 
Ask, and he turns your hell to heaven : 
Though sin and sorrow wound my soul, 
Jesus, thy balm will make it whole, 

3 To shame our sins he blush' d in blood ; 
He closed his eyes to show us God : 

Let all the world fall down and know, 
That none but God such love can show. 

4 'Tis thee I love, for thee alone 

I shed my tears and make my moan ; 
"Where'er I am, where'er I move, 
I meet the object of my love. 

5 Insatiate to this spring I fly ; 
I drink, and yet am ever dry : 

Ah ! who against thy charms is proof ? 
Ah! who that loves, can love enough? 



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Calvary. 

WHEN on Sinai's top I see 
God descend, in majesty, 
To proclaim his holy law, 
All my spirit sinlis with awe. 

2 When, in ecstasy sublime, 
Tabor's glorious steep I climb, 
At the too transporting light, 
Darkness rushes o'er my sight. 

3 When on Calvary I rest, 
Grod, in flesh made manifest, 
Shines in my Redeemer's face, 
Full of beauty, truth, and grace. 

4 Here 1 would forever stay, — 
Weep and gaze mj soul away ; 
Thou art heaven on earth to me, 
Lovely, mournful Calvary. 

294 c. M. 

Sufficiency and frecness. 

OWHAT amazing words of grace 
Are in the gospel found ! 
Suited to every sinner's case, 
Who knows the joyful sound. 

2 Poor, sinful, thu'sty, fainting souls, 
Are freely welcome here ; 

Salvation, like a river, rolls, 
Ahimdant, free, and clear. 

3 Come, then, with all your wants and wouada j 
Your every bm'den bring : 

Here love, unchanging love, abounds, — 
A deep, celestial spring. 

4 WTioever will — gracious word! — 
May of this stream partake ; 

Come, thirsty souls, and bless the Lord, 
And drink, for Jesus' sake. 



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5 Millions of sinners, vile as you, 
Have here found life and peace ; 

Come, then, and prove its virtues too, 
And drink, adore, and bless. 

295 S.M. 

Christ, the only source of salvation. 

GOD'S holy law transgi-ess'd, 
Speaks nothing hut despair; 
Convinced of guilt, with giief oi)press'd, 
We find no comfort there. 

2 Not all our gi'oans and tears, 
Nor works which we have done. 

Nor vows, nor promises, nor prayers, 
Can e'er for sin atone. 

3 Relief alone is found 

In Jesus' precious blood : 
'Tis this that heals the mortal wound, 
And reconciles to God. 

4 This is salvation's source ; 
And all our hopes arise 

From Him, who, hanging on the cross, 
A spotless victim dies. 

296 c. M. 

The precious Na7ne. 

HOW sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear ; 
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, 
And calms the troubled breast ; 

'Tis manna to the hungi-y soul, 
And to the weary, rest. 

3 Dear Name, the rock on which I build, 
My shield and hiding-place ; 

My never-failing-treasure, fiU'd 
With boimdless stores of grace : 
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178 PROVISIONS AND PROMISES 

4 Jesus, my Sheplierd, Saviour, Friend, - 
My Prophet, Priest, and King, 

My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept tlie praise I bring. 

5 I would thy boundless love proclaim 
With every fleeting breath ; 

So shall the music of thy name 
Refresh my soul in death. 

297 L.M. 

The unspeakable gift. 

HAPPY the man who finds the grace, 
The blessing of God's chosen race, 
The Avisdom coming from above. 
The faith that sweetly works by love. 

2 Happy, beyond description, he 
V^Tio knows the Saviour died for me ! 
The gift unspeakable obtains, 

And heavenly understanding gains. 

3 Wisdom divine ! who tells the price 
Of wisdom's costly merchandise? 
Wisdom to silver we prefer, 

And gold is dross compared to her. 

4 Her hands are fill'd with length of days, 
True riches, and immortal praise, — 
Riches of Christ on all bestow'd. 

And honour that descends from God. 

To purest joys she all invites, — 
Chaste, holy, spiritual delights ; 
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, 
And all her flowery paths are peace. 

6 Happy the man who wisdom gains ; 
Thrice happy, who his guest retains : 
He owns, and shall forever OAvn, 
Wisdom, and Christ, and heaven, are one. 



OF THE GOSPEL. 179 

298 C. M. 

lie waiteth to be gracious. 

THY ceaseless, unexhausted love, 
Unmerited and free, 
Delights our evil to remove, 

And help our misery. 
2 Thou waitest to be gracious still ; 

Thou dost with sinners bear ; 
That, saved, we may thy goodness feel, 

And all thy grace declare. 
8 Thy goodness and thy truth to me, 

To every soul, abound; 
A vast, unfathomable sea. 

Where all our thoughts are drown'd. 

4 Its streams the whole creation reach, 
So plenteous is the store; 

Enough for all, enough for each, 
Enough forever more. 

5 Faithful, Lord, thy mercies are, — 
A rock that cannot move : 

A thousand promises declare 
Thy constancy of love. 

6 Throughout the universe it reigns, 
Unalterably sure ; 

And wliile the truth of God remains, 
His goodness must endure. 

299 L. M. 

Universal redemption. 

SESTNERS, obey the heavenly call ; 
Your prison doors stand open wide : 
Go forth, for Christ hath ransom'd all. 

For every soul of man hath died. 
2 'Tis his the drooping soul to raise ; 

To rescue all by sin oppress'd ; 
To clothe them "with the robes of praise, 
And give their weary spirits rest. 



180 PROVISIONS AND PROMISES 

3 To help their grov'liug unbelief; 
Beauty for ashes to confer ; 

The oil of joy for abject grief; 
Triumphant joy for sad despair, 

4 To make them trees of righteousness,— 
The planting of the Lord below ; 

To spread the honour of his grace, 
And on to full perfection go. 

300 3d P. M. 4 Gs & 2 8s. 

The jubilee trumpet. 

BLOW ye the trumpet, blow 
The gladly-solemn sound; 
Let all the nations know, 
To earth's remotest boimd, 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Retm-n, ye ransom' d sinners, home. 

2 Jesus, our great High Priest, 
Hath full atonement made : 

Ye weary spu'its, rest ; 

Ye mournful souls, be glad: 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Retm-n, ye ransom' d sinners, home. 

3 Extol the Lamb of God,— 
The all-atoning Lamb ; 

Redemption in his blood 

Throughout the world proclaim: 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Retm-n, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

4 Ye slaves of sin and hell, 
Your liberty receive. 

And safe in Jesus dwell. 
And blest in Jesus live : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 



OF THE GOSPEL. 181 

5 Ye wlio have sold for naught 
Your heritage above, 

Shall have it back unbought, 
The gift of Jesus' love : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Eeturn, ye ransom' d sinners, home. 

6 The gospel trumpet hear, — 
The news of heavenly grace ; 

And, saved from earth, appear 
Before your Saviour's face : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Keturn, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 

301 c. M. 

The gospel feast. 

LET every mortal ear attend, 
And every heart rejoice ; 
The tnimpet of the gospel soimds 
With an inviting voice. 

2 Ho ! all ye hungry, starving souls, 
That feed upon the wind, 

And vainly strive with eai-thly toys 
, To fill an empty mind : — 

3 Eternal Wisdom hath prepared 
A soul-reviving feast, 

And bids your longing appetites 
The rich provision taste. 

4 Ho ! ye that pant for living streams, 
And pine away and die. 

Here you may quench yom- raging thirst 
With springs that never dry. 

5 Rivers of love and mercy here 
In a rich ocean join ; 

Salvation in abundance flows, 
Like floods of milk and wine. 



182 PROVISIONS AND PROMISES 

G The happy gates of gospel grace 

Stand open night and day : 
Lord, Ave are come to seek supplies, 

And diive our -wants away. 

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The Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world. 

SEE, sinners, in the gospel glass, 
The Friend and Saviour of mankind ; 
Not one of all the' apostate race 

But may in him salvation find : 
His thoughts, and words, and actions, prove, — 
His life and death, — that God is love. 

2 Behold the Lamb of God, who bears 
The sins of all the world away ; 

A servant's form he meekly wears, 
He sojourns in a house of clay : 
His glory is no longer seen. 
But God with God is man with men. 

3 See where the God incarnate stands, 
And calls his wand' ring creatures home : 

He all day long spreads ofit his hands ; 

Come, weary souls, to Jesus come ! 
Ye all may hide you in his breast ; 
Believe, and he will give you rest. 

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The voice of free grace. 

THE voice of free gi-ace cries, — Escape to the 
mountain ; 
For Adam's lost race Christ hath open'd a fountain : 
For sin and uncleanness, and every transgression, 
His blood flows most freely, in streams of salva- 
tion. 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, who has pm-chased oiu' 

l^ardon : 
We Avill praise him again when we pass over 
Jordan. 



OF THE GOSPEL. 183 

2 Now glory to God in the Mghest is given ; 
Now glory to God is re-echoed in heaven ; 
Around the whole earth let us tell the glad story, 
And sing of his love, his salvation and glory. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, &c. 

3 Jesus, ride on, — thy kingdom is glorious ; 
O'er sin, death, and hell, thou wilt make us vic- 
torious : 

Thy name shall be praised in the great congrega- 
tion, 
And saints shall ascribe unto thee their salvation. 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, &c. 

4 VvTien on Zion we stand, having gain'd the blest 

shore, 

With our harps in our hands, we will praise ever- 
more : 

We '11 range the blest fields on the banks of the 
river. 

And sing of redemption forever and ever. 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, &c. 

304 30th P. M. 11 10, 11 10. 

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. 

COME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish ; 
Come to the mercy-seat, fervently kneel ; 
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your 
anguish ; — 
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. 

2 Joy of the desolate, light of the straying, 
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure, — 

Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying, — 
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot cure. 

3 Here see the bread of life ; see waters flowing 
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above ; 

Come to the feast of love ; come, ever knowing — 
Earth has no sorrow but Heaven can remove. 



184 PROVISIONS AND PROMISES 
305 C. RL 

Behold the Lamb. 

LOOK unto Christ, ye nations ; own 
Your God, ye fallen race ; 
Look, aud be saved tkrougli faith alone, 
Be justified by gi-ace. 

2 See all your sins on Jesus laid : 
The Lamb of God ^vas slain ; 

His soul was once an off ring made 
For every soul of man. 

3 Awake from guilty nature's sleep, 
And Christ shall give you light ; 

Cast all your sius into the deep, 
And wash the Ethiop white. 

4 With me, your chief, ye then shall know, 
Shall feel, your sins lorgiven ; 

Anticipate your heaven below. 
And own that love is heaven. 

306 3d P. M. 4 Gs & 2 83. 

Proclaiming the universal Saviour. 

LET earth and heaven agxee. 
Angels and men be join'd, 
To celebrate with me 

The Savioui' of mankind : 
To' adore the all-atoning Lamb, 
And bless the sound of Jesus' name. 

2 Jesus ! transporting sound ! 

The joy of earth and heaven ; 
No other help is found. 
No other name is given. 
By which we can salvation have ; 
But Jesus came the world to save. 



OF THE GOSPEL. 185 

3 Jesus ! harmonious name ! 
It charms the hosts above ; 

They evermore proclaim, 
And wonder at, his love : 
'Tis all their happiness to gaze, — 
'Tis heaven to see our Jesus' face. 

4 His name the sinner hears, 
And is from sin set free ; 

'Tis music in his ears ; 
'Tis life and victory ; 
New songs do now his lips employ, 
And dances his glad heart for joy. 

5 unexampled love ! 

all-redeeming grace ! 
How swiftly' didst thou move 

To save a fallen race ! 
What shall I do to make it known. 
What thou for all mankind hast done? 

6 for a trumpet voice. 

On all the world to call, — 
To bid their hearts rejoice 
In him who died for all : 
For all, my Lord was crucified ; 
For all, for all, my Saviour died. 

30T c. M. 

The immensity of His grace. 

WHAT shall I do my God to love ? 
My loving God to praise ? 
The length, and breadth, and height to prove, 
And depth of sov'reign grace ? 

2 Thy sov'reign grace to all extends, 

Immense and unconfined ; 
From age to age it never ends; 

It reaches all mankind. 



186 PROVISIONS AND PROMISES. 

3 Throughout the -world its breadth is known, 

Wide as infinity : — 
So wide it never pass'd by one, 

Or it had pass'd by me. 

■i IMy trespass v,as grown up to heaven ; 

But, far above the skies, 
ITirough Christ abundantly forgiven, 

I see thy mercies rise. 

5 Tlie depth of all-redeeming love, 

What angel tongue can tell ? 
may I to the utmost prove 

The gift imspeakable ! 

808 L. M. 

Rejoicing in the glory of His grace. 

GLORY to God, whose sov'reigu grace 
Hath animated senseless stones, — 
Call'd us to stand before his face. 
And raised us into Abrah'm's sons, 

2 The people that in dai-kness lay, 
In sin and error's deadly shade, 

Have seen a glorious gospel-day 
In Jesus' lovely face display'd. 

3 Thou only. Lord, the work hast done, 
And bared thine arm in all our sight ; 

Hast made the reprobates thine own, 
And claim' d the outcasts as thy right. 

4 Thy single arm, almighty Lord, 
To us the gi-eat salvation brought ; 

Thy Word, thy all-creating Word, 

That spake at first the world from naught. 

5 For this the saints lift up their voice. 
And ceaseless praise to thee is given ; 

For this the hosts above rejoice, 
And praise thee in the highest heaven. 



THE SIN NEE 



DEPRAVITY. 

309 L. M. 

Original and actual sin. 

LOPJ), we are vile, conceived in sin, 
And Lorn unholy and unclean ; 
Sprung from tlie man -whose guilty fall 
Corrupts his race, and taints us all. 

2 Soon as we draw our infant breath 
The seeds of sin grow up for death ; 
Thy law demands a perfect heai't. 
But we 're defiled in every part. 

3 Behold, we fall before thy face ; 
Our only refuge is thy grace : 

No outward forms can make us clean ; 
The leprosy lies deep within. 

4 Nor bleeding bird, nor bleeding beast, 
Nor hyssop branch, nor sprinkling priest, 
Nor running brook, nor flood, nor sea, 
Can wash the dismal stain away. 

5 Jesus, thy blood, thy blood alone, 
Hath power sufficient to atone ; 

Thy blood can make us white as snow ; 
No Jewish types could cleanse us so. 

6 While guilt disturbs and breaks our peace, 
No flesh nor soul hath rest or ease ; 

Lord, let us hear thy pard'ning voice. 
And make these broken hearts rejoice. 

810 c. M, 

Totally diseased. 

WHILE dead in trespasses I lie, 
Thy quick'ning Spirit give ; 
Call me, thou Son of God, that I 
May hear thy voice, and live. 



188 DEPRAVITY. 

2 "While full of anguisli and disease, 
My weak, distemper'd soul 

Thy love compassionately sees : 
let it make me vrhole ! 

3 Cast out tliy foes, and let them still 
To Jesus' name submit : 

Clothe -with thy righteousness, and heal, 
And place me at thy feet. 

4: To Jesus' name, if all things noTv 

A trembling homage pay, 
let my stubborn spirit bow, — 

My stiif-neck'd will obey. 

5 I know in thee all fulness dwells, 

And all for wretched man : 
Fill every want my spirit feels, 

And break off" every chain. 

811 S. M. 

Dead in trespasses and sins. 

HOW helpless nature lies, 
Unconscious of her load ! 
The heart unchanged can never rise 
To happiness and God. 

2 Can aught but power divine 
The stubborn will subdue ? 

'Tis thine, eternal Spu-it, thine 
To form the heart anew : — 

3 The passions to recall. 
And upward bid them rise ; 

To make the scales of error fall 
Fi"om reason's darken'd eyes. 

4 change these hearts of ovus, 
And give them life divine ; 

Then shall oiu- passions and our powers, 
Almightv Lord, be thine. 



DEPRAVITY. 189 

312 s. M. 

Helpless and guilty 

AH, how shall fallen man 
Be just before his God? 
If he contend in righteousness, 
We sink beneath his rod. 

2 If he oiu* ways should mark 
With strict inquiring eyes, 

Could we for one of thousand faults 
A just excuse devise? 

3 The mountains, in thy wrath, 
Tlieir ancient seats forsake ; 

The trembling earth deserts her place, — 
Her rooted jnllars shake. 

4 Ah, how shall guilty man 
Contend with such a God? 

None — none can meet him, and escape. 
But through the Saviour's blood. 

313 c. M. 

Without God in the world. 

GOD is in this and every place ; 
But 0, how dark and void 
To me ! — 'tis one great wilderness, 
This earth without my God. 

2 Empty of Him who all things fills, 
Till he his light impart, — 

Till he his glorious self reveals, — 
The veil is on my heart. 

3 Thou who seest and know'st my grief, 
Thyself unseen, unknown. 

Pity my helpless unbelief, 

And break my heart of stone. 
4: Regard me with a gracious eye ; 

The long-sought blessing give ; 
And bid me, at the point to die, 

Behold thy face and live. 



190 DEPRAVITY. 

814 C. M. 

Feeling after God. 

THOU hidden God, for -whom I groan, — 
Till thou thyself declare, 
God, inaccessible, unkno\ni, — 
Regard a sinner's prayer : 

2 A sinner "welt'ring in his blood, 
Unpurged and iinforgiven : 

Far distant from the living God, 
As far- as hell from heaven. 

3 An unregen'rate child of man. 
To thee for help I call ; 

Pity thy fallen creature's pain, 
And raise me from my fall. 

4 The darkness which through thee I feel. 
Thou only canst remove ; 

Thine own eternal power reveal, 
Thine everlasting love. 

5 I would not to thy foe submit ; 
I hate the tyrant's chain ; 

Send forth the pris'ner from the pit, 

Nor let me cry in vain. 
G Show me the blood that bought my peace, 

The cov'nant blood apply ; 
And all my griefs at once shall cease. 

And all my sins shall die. 

315 L. M. 

Siji's incurable disease. 

OGOD, to whom, in flesh reveal'd. 
The helpless all for succour came ; 
The sick to be relieved and heal'd, 

And found salvation in thy name : — 
2 Thou seest me helpless and distress'd, 

Feeble, and faint, and blind, and poor ; 
Weary, I come to thee for rest ; 
And, sick of sin, implore a cure. 



DEPRAVITY. 191 

3 My sin's incurable disease, 

Tnou, Jesus, thou alone canst heal; 

Inspire me with thy power and peace, 
And pardon on my conscience seal. 

816 L. M. 

The inbred leprosy. 

JESUS, a word, a look from thee, 
Can turn my heart, and make it clean ; 
Purge out the inbred leprosy, 
And save me from my bosom sin. 

2 Lord, if thou wilt, I do believe 
Thou canst the saving grace impart; 

Thou canst this instant now forgive. 
And stamp thine image on my heart. 

3 My heai-t, which now to thee I raise, 

I know thou canst this moment cleanse ; 
The deepest stains of sin efface. 
And drive the evil spirit hence. 

4 Be it according to thy word ; 
Accomplish now thy Avork in me ; 

And let my soul, to health restored, 
Devote its deathless powers to thee. 

317 c. M. 

The leper. 
TESUS, if still thou ai-t to-day, 
fJ As yesterday, the same, — 
Present to heal, — in me display 
Tlie virtue of thy Name. 

2 Now, Lord, to whom for help I call, 
Thy miracles repeat ; 

With pitying eyes behold me fall 
A leper at thy feet. 

3 Loathsome, and vile, and self-abhorr'd, 
I sink beneath my sin ; 

But, if thou wilt, a gracious word 
Of thine can malce me clean. 



192 DEPKAVITY. 

318 S. M. 

Hardness of heart lamented. 

OTHAT I could repent ! 
that I could believe ! 
Thou, by thy voice, the marble rend, 

The rock in sunder cleave : 
Thou, by thy two-edged sword, 

My soul and spirit part ; 
Strike, with the hammer of thy word, 
And break my stubborn heart. 

2 Saviour, and Prince of peace ! 

The double grace liestow ; 
Unloose the bands of wickedness, 

And let the captive go : 
Grant me my sins to feel. 

And then the load remove : 
Wound, and pour in, my wounds to heal. 

The balm of pard'niug love. 

319 L. M. 

The Physician needed. 

OTHOU, whom once they flock'd to hear,— 
Thy words to hear, thy power to feel,-— 
Suflfer a sinner to draw near, 
And graciously receive me still. 

2 They that be whole, thyself hast said, 
No need of a physician have ; 

But I am sick, and want thine aid. 
And wait thine utmost power to save. 

3 Thy power, and truth, and love divine, 
The same from age to age endure : 

A word, a gracious word of thine, 
The most invet'rate plague can cure. 

4: Helpless howe'er my spirit lies. 

And long hath languish' d at the pool: 

I word of thine shall make it rise, 
( ^\ speak me in a moment whole. 



DEPRAVITY. 193 

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Desiring conviction. 

I 'FATHER of lights, from whom proceeds 
. Whatever thy every creature needs ; 
Whose goodness, providently nigh, 
Feeds the young ravens when they cry ; 
To thee I look ; my heart prepare ; 
Suggest, and hearken to my prayer. 

2 Since hy thy light myself I see 
Naked, and poor, and void of thee, 
Thine eyes must all my thoughts survey, 
Preventing what my lips would say : 
Thou seest my wants ; for help they call ; 
And, ere I speak, thou know'st them all. 

3 Fain would I know, as known by thee. 
And feel the indigence I see ; 

Fain would I all my idleness own, 
And deep beneath the burden groan ; 
Abhor the pride that Im-ks within, 
Detest and loathe myself and sin. 

4 Ah, give me, Lord, myself to feel ; 
My total misery reveal : 

Ah, give me. Lord, I still would say, 
A heart to mourn, a heart to pray : 
My business this, my only care, — 
My life, my every breath be prayer. 

321 L.M. 

Christ, the good Physician, 

JESUS, thy far-extended fame 
My drooping soul exults to hear; 
Thy Name, thy aU-restoring Name, 

Is music in a sinner's ear. 
2 Sinners of old thou didst receive 

With comfortable words, and kind ; 
Their sorrows cheer, their wants relieve, 
Heal the diseased, and cure the blind. 
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194 DEPEAVITT. 

8 And ai't thou not the Savioiir still. 

In every place and age the same? 
Hast thou forgot thy gracious skill, 

Or lost the virtue of thy name ? ' "' 

4 Faith in thy changeless name I have; <-_ 

The good, the kind Physician, thou 
Ai't ahle now our souls to save, 

Art -willing to restore them now. 

322 L.M. : 
The healing power of Christ. 

THOUGH eighteen hundred years are past ' 
Since Christ did in the liesh appear, 
His tender mercies ever last, 

And still his healing power is here. 

2 Would he the body's health restore, : 
And not regard the sin-sick soul? 

The sin-sick soul he loves much more, 
yVnd surely he will make it whole. 

3 All my disease, my every sin, 
To thee, Jesus,! confess: 

In pardon, Lord, my cure begin, 

And perfect it in holiness. '^ 

4 That token of thine utmost good, 
Kow, Saviour, now, on me bestow; 

And pm-ge my conscience with thy blood, 
And wash my nature white as snow. 

323 c. MJ 

Lord, help my unbelief. 

HOW sad our state by nature is ; 
Our sin, how deep it stains ; 
And Satan binds our captive souls 

Fast in his sla-\dsh chains. 
2 But there 's a voice of sov'reign grace 

Sounds from the sacred word : — 
Ho ! ye despairing sinners, come, 
And trust a faithful Lord. 



DEPRAVITY. 195 

3 My soul obeys the gracious call, 

And runs to this relief; 
I would believe tby promise, Lord; 

help my unbelief! 

4: To the blest fountain of thy blood, 

Incarnate God, I fly ; 
Here let me wash my guilty soul 

From crimes of deepest dye. 

5 A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, 

Into thine arms I fall ; 
Be thou my strength and righteousness, — 

My Jesus, and my all. 

824 s. M. 

The Day-star from on high. 

MY former hopes are fled; 
My teiTor now begins : 

1 feel, alas ! that I am dead 
In trespasses and sins. 

2 Ah, whither shall I fly? 

1 hear the thunder roar ; — 

The law proclaims destruction nigh, 
And vengeance at the door. 

3 "^Tien I review my ways, 
I dread impending doom : 

But, hark ! a friendly whisper says, — 
Flee from the wrath to come. 

4 With trembling hope, I see 
A glimm'ring from afar ; 

A beam of day that shines for me, 
To save me from despair. 

5 Forervinner of the sun. 

It marks the pilgrim's way ; 
I '11 gaze upon it while I run, 
And watch the rising day. 



196 DEPRAVITY. 

325 L. M. 

The struggling captive. 

LORD, viiih. a grieved and acMng teart, 
To thee I look, to thee I cry ; 
Supply my wants ; thy grace impart : 
hear an humble prisoner's sigh ! 

2 On my sad heart the burden lies ; 
No human power can ease the load ; 

My num'rous sins against me rise. 
And far remove me from my God. 

3 Break, break, Lord, these tyrant chains, 
And set the struggling captive free ; 

Eedeem'd from everlasting pains. 
And bring me safe to heaven and thee. 



326 L. M. 

Balm in Gilead, and a good Physician there. 

DEEP are the wounds which sin has made v 
Where shall the sinner iind a cure ? 
In vain, alas ! is nature's aid ; 

The work exceeds her utmost power. 

2 But can no sov'reign balm be found, 
And is no kind physician nigh, 

To ease the pain, and heal the wound, 
Ere life and hope forever fly? 

3 There is a .great Physician near ; 
Look up, fainting soul, and live; 

Sec, in his heavenly smiles, appear 
Such help as nature cannot give. 

4 See, in the Savioiu-'s dying blood, 
Life, health, and bliss, abundant flow ; 

And in that sacrificial flood 
A balm for all thy grief and wo. 



AWAKENING. 197 



AWAKENING. 
327 C. M. 

The voice that wakes the dead. 

THOU Son of God, whose flaming eyes 
Our inmost thoughts perceive, 
Accept the grateful sacrifice 
Which now to thee we give. 

2 We bow before thy gracious throne, 
And think ourselves sincere : 

But show us, Lord, is every one 
Thy real worshipper ? 

3 Is here a soul that knows thee not, 
Nor feels his need of thee, — 

A stranger to the blood which bought 
His pardon on the tree ? 

4 Convince him now of imbelief ; 
His desp'rate state explain ; 

And fill his heart with sacred grief, 
And penitential pain. 

5 Speak, with that voice that wakes the dead, 
Ajid bid the sleeper rise ; 

And bid his guilty conscience dread 
The death that never dies. 

328 c. M. 

The hammer of GoWs Word. 

COME, thou all victorious Lord, 
Thy power to us make known ; 
Strike with the hammer of thy Word, 
And break these hearts of stone. 

2 that we all might now begin 

Our foolishness to moiu-n ; 
And tm-n at once from every sin, 

And to the Saviom: turn. 



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198 AWAKENING. 

3 Give us ourselves and thee to know, 
In this our gi-acious day ; 

Kepeutance unto life bestow, 
And take oui- sins away. 

4 Convince us first of unbelief, 
And freely then release ; 

Fill every soul with sacred grief, 
And then with sacred peace. 

329 L. M. 

Tlie accepted time. 

WHILE life prolongs its precious light, 
Mercy is found, and peace is given ; 
But soon, ah, soon, approaching night 
Shall blot out every hope of heaven. 

2 Wliile God invites, how blest the day! 
How sweet the Gospel's chai-ming sound ! 

Come, suiners, haste, haste away, 
While yet a pard'ning God is found. 

3 Soon, borne on time's most rapid wing, 
Shall death corumaud you to the grave, — ■ 

Before His bar your spirits bring, 
And none be found to hear or save. 

4 In that lone land of deep despair. 

No Sabbath's heavenly light shall rise, — 
No God regard your bitter prayer, 
No Saviour call you to the skies. 

5 Now God invites ; how blest the day ! 
How sweet the Gospel's charming soimd I 

Come, sinners, haste, haste away, 
While yet a pard'ning God is found. 

330 s. M. 

To-day the accepted time. 
[OW is the' accepted time. 
Now is the day of grace ; 
Now, sinners, come without delay. 
And seek the Saviour's face. 



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AWAKENING. 199 

2 Now is tlie' accepted time. 
The Saviour calls to-day ; 

To-morrow it may be too late — 
Then why should you delay? 

3 Now is the' accepted time, 
The gospel bids you come ; 

And every promise in his word 
Declares there yet is room. 

331 s.M. 

To-dat;. 

ALL yesterday is gone ; 
To-morrow's not our own; 
O sinner, come, without delay, 
And bow before the throne. 
2 O hear God's voice to-day, 

And harden not your heart ; 
To-morrow, with a frown, he may 
Pronounce the word, — Depart ! 

332 c. M. 

Boast not thyself of to-morrow. 

WHY should we boast of time to come, 
Though but a single day ? 
This hour may fix our final doom, 
Though strong, and young, and gay. 

2 The present we should now redeem ; 
This only is our own ; 

The past, alas ! is all a dream ; 
The futm-e is unknown. 

3 0, think what vast concerns depend 
Upon a moment's space, 

When life and all its cares shall end 
In vengeance or in grace ! 

4 for that power which melts the heart, 
And lifts the soul on high, 

Where sin, and grief, and death depart, 
And pleasm-es never die. 



200 AWAKENING. 

5 There we with ecstasy shall fall 

Before Immanuel's feet ; 
And hail him as oui- All in all, 

In happiness complete. 

333 6th P. M. 4 lines Ts. 

The danger of delay. 

HASTEN, sinner, to be wise ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun : 
Wisdom if you still despise, 
Harder is it to be won. 

2 Hasten, mercy to implore ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun, 

Lest thy season should be o'er 
Ere this evenmg's stage be run. 

3 Hasten, sinner, to return! 
Stay not for the morrow's sim, 

Lest thy lamp should fail to burn 
Ere salvation's work is done. 

4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun. 

Lest perdition thee arrest 
Ere the morrow is begun. 

334 c. M. 

No peace to the wicked. 

SINNERS, the voice of God regard ; 
'Tis mercy speaks to-day; 
He calls you by his sacred word 
From sin's destructive way. 

2 Like the rough sea that cannot rest 
You live, devoid of peace ; 

A thousand stings within your breast 
Deprive your souls of ease. 

3 Yom' way is dark, and leads to hell : 
Why will you persevere ? 

Can you in endless torments dweU, 
Shut up in black despair-? 



AWAKENING. 201 

4 Why will you in tlie crooked ways 
Of sin and folly go ? 

In pain you travel all your days, 
To reach eternal wo. 

5 But he that turns to God shall live, 
Through his abounding grace ; 

His mercy will the guilt forgive 
Of those that seek his face. 

6 Bow to the sceptre of his word, 
Renouncing every sin ; 

Submit to him, your sov'reign Lord, 
And learn Ms will divine. 

335 s. M. 

The horrors of the second death. 

WHERE shall rest be found,— 
Rest for the weary soul? 
'Twere vain the ocean's depths to sound, 
Or pierce to either pole. 

2 The world can never give 
The bliss for which we sigh ; 

'Tis not the whole of life to live, 
Nor all of death to die. 

3 Beyond this vale of tears 
There is a life above, 

Unmeasured by the flight of years ; 
And all that life is love. 

4 There is a death, whose pang 
Outlasts the fleeting breath ; 

what eternal horrors hang 
Around the second death ! 

5 Thou God of truth and grace ! 
Teach us that death to shim ; 

Lest we be banish'd from thy face, 
Forever more undone. 



202 AWAKENING. 

336 L. M. 

The dead and the living. 

WHERE are the dead?— In heaven or hell 
Their disembodied spuits dwell ; 
Their perish' d forms, in bonds of clay, 
Reserved until the judgment-day. 

2 Where are the living? — On the ground 
Where prayer is heard and mercy found ; 
Where, in the compass of a span, 

The mortal makes the' immortal man. 

3 Then, timely warn'd, let us begin 
To follow Christ and flee from sin ; 
Daily grow up in him our Head, 
Lord of the living and the dead. 

337 c. M. 

WarningB from the grave. 

BENEATH our feet, and o'er our head, 
Is equal warning given ; 
Beneath us lie the countless dead, — 
Above us is the heaven. 

2 Death rides on every passing breeze. 
And lurks in every flower ; 

Each season has its own disease, — 
Its perU every hour. 

3 Our eyes have seen the rosy light 
Of youth's soft cheek decay. 

And fate descend in sudden night 
On manhood's middle day. 

4 Our eyes have seen the steps of age 
Halt feebly to the tomb ; 

And shall earth still our hearts engage, 
And dreams of days to come? 

5 Turn, mortal, turn ; thy danger know : 
Where'er thy foot can tread. 

The earth rings hollow from below. 
And warns thee by her dead. 



AWAKENING. 203 

6 Turn, mortal, turn ; thy soul apply- 
To truths divinely given : 

The dead who underneath thee lie, 
Shall live for hell or heaven. 

338 c. M. 

Sin kills beyond the tomb. 

VAIN man, thy fond pursuits forbear ; 
Repent, thine end is nigh; 
Death, at the farthest, can't he far : 
think before thou die. 

2 Reflect, thou hast a soul to save ; 
Thy sins, how high they mount ! 

"^^Iiat are thy hopes beyond the grave ? 
How stands that dark accoimt? 

3 Death enters, and there 's no defence ; 
His time there 's none can tell ; 

He '11 in a moment call thee hence, 
To heaven, or down to hell. 

4 Thy flesh (perhaps thy greatest care) 
Shall into dust consume ; 

But, ah ! destruction stops not there ; 
Sin kills beyond the tomb. 

339 CM. 

Fear of hell. 

TERRIBLE thought! shall I alone, 
A^Tio may be saved, shall I, 
Of aU, alas ! whom I have known, 
Through sin forever die? 

2 While all my old companions dear, 
With whom I once did live, 

Joyful at God's right hand appear, 
A blessing to receive : — 

3 Shall I, amidst a ghastly band, 
Dragg'd to the judgment-seat, 

Far on the left with horror stand, « 

My fearffil doom to meet ? 



204 AWAKENING. 

4 Ai ! no ; — I still may turn and live, 
For still his wrath delays ; 

He now vouchsafes a kind reprieve, 
And ofters me his grace. 

5 I will accept his offers now — 
From every sin depart — 

Perform my oft-repeated vow, 
And render him my heart. 

6 I will improve what I receive, 
The grace through Jesus given ; 

Sure, if with God on earth I live, 
To live with God in heaven. 



340 6th P. M. 6 lines 73, 

What sin hath done. 

HEARTS of Stone, relent, relent ! 
Break, by Jesus' cross subdued ; 
See his body mangled, rent, 

Stain' d and cover' d with his blood ! 
Sinful soul, what hast thou done ? 
Crucified the' eternal Son. 

2 Yes, thy sins have done the deed ; 
Driven the nails that fix'd him there ; 

Crown'd with thorns his sacred head ; 

Plunged into his side the spear ; 
Made his soul a sacrifice. 
While for sinful man he dies. 

3 Wilt thou let him bleed in vain? 
Still to death thy Lord pursue? 

Open all his wounds again. 

And the shameful cross renew ? 
No; with all my sins I'll part; 
Saviour, take my broken heart. 



INVITING. 205 



INVITING. 

341 Sth p. M. 87, 87, 47. 

The invitation. 

COME, ye sinners, poor and needy, 
Weak and wounded, sick and sore ; 
Jesus ready stands to save you. 
Full of pity, love, and power : 

He is able. 
He is willing ; doubt no more. 

2 Now, ye needy, come and welcome ; 
God's free bounty glorify ; 

True belief and true repentance, — ■ 
Every grace that brings you nigb, — • 

Without money. 
Come to Jesus Christ and buy. 

3 Let not conscience make you linger ; 
Nor of fitness fondly dream : 

All the fitness he requireth 
Is to feel your need of him : 

This he gives you, — 
'Tis the Spirit's glimm'ring beam. 

4 Come, ye weary, heavy-laden. 
Bruised and mangled by the fall ; 

If you tarry till you 're better. 
You will never come at all ; 

Not the righteous, — 
Sinners Jesus came to call. 

5 Agonizing in the garden. 
Your Eedeemer prostrate lies ; 

On the bloody ti'ee behold him ! 
Hear him cry, before he dies, 

It is finish' d !— 
Sinners, will not this sufiice ? 



206 INVITING. 

6 Lo 1 tlie' incarnate God, ascending, 
Pleads tlio merit of his blood : 

Venture on him, — venture freely; 
Let no other trust intrude : 

None but Jesus i.i^8 

Can do helpless sinners good. 

7 Saints and angels, juin'd in concert, 
SiJig the praises of the Lamb ; 

While the blissful seats of heaven 
Sweetly echo with his name : 

Hallelujah ! 
Sinners here may do the same. 

342 c. M. 

He waitdh to be gracious, 

TKSUS, Eedeemer of mankind, 
Display thy saving power ; 
Thv mercy let the sinner hud, 
And know his gracious hour. 

2 Who thee beneath their feet have trod, 

And crucilied afresh, 
Touch Mith thine all-victorious blood, 

And turn the stone to Uesh. 

8 Open their eyes thy cross to see, — 
Tlieir ears, to hear thy cries : 

Sinner, thy Saviour weens for thee ; 
For thee he weeps ana dies. 

4 All the day long he meekly stands, 
His rebels to receive ; 

And shows his wounds, and spreads his handa^ 
And bids you turn and live. 

5 Turn, and your sins of deepest dye 
lie will with blood ell ace ; 

E'en now he waits the blood to' apply ;— 
Be saved, be saved by gi-aco. 



INVITING. 207 

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Fly to Jesus. 

WEAEY souls, that wander wide 
From the central point of bliss : 
Turn to Jesus crucified ; 

Fly to those dear wounds of his : 
Sink into the purple flood ; 
Rise into the life of God. 

2 Find in Christ the way of peace, ■ 
Peace unspeakable, unknown ; 

By his pain he gives you ease, 
Life by his expiring groan : 
Rise exalted by his fall ; 
Find in Christ your all in all. 

3 believe the record true, 

God to you his Son hath given ; 
Ye may now be happy too. 

Find on earth the life of heaven : 
Live the life of heaven above, 
All the life of glorious love. 

4 This the universal bliss, 
Bliss for every soul design'd ; 

God's original promise this, 

God's gi'eat gift to all mankind : 
Blest in Christ this moment be, 
Blest to all eternity. 

344 1st P. M. 6 lines 83. 

Room for the guilty. 

COME, my guilty brethren, come. 
Groaning beneath your load of sin ; 
His bleeding heart shall make you room ; 

His open side shall take you in : 
He calls you now, invites you home : 
Come, my guilty brethren, come. 



208 INVITING. 

2 For you the purple current flow'd, 
111 pardons from his wounded side ; 

Languish' d for you the Son of God ; 
For you the Prince of glory died. 

Believe, and all your sin 's forgiven : 

Only believe, and yours is heaven. 

345 35th P. M. 87, 87, 77. 

The healing Fountain. 

COME to Calvary's holy mountain, 
Sinners ruin'd by the fall ; 
Here a pure and healing fountain 

Flows for every thirsty soul. 
In a full perpetual tide, 
Open'd when the Saviour died. 

2 Come, in sorrow and contrition, 
Woimded, impotent, and blind ; 

Here the guilty, free remission. 
Here the lost, a refuge, find. 
Health, this fountain will restore ; 
He that drinks need thirst no more. 

3 Come, ye dying, live forever; 
'Tis a soul-reviving flood ; 

God is faithful ; he will never 

Break his cov'nant seal'd in blood ; . '. 
Sign'd when our Redeemer died ; 
By the Spkit ratified. 

846 s. M. 

Seek Him while he may be found. 

MY son, know thou the Lord ; 
Thy father's God obey ; 
Seek his protecting care by night, 

His guardian hand by day. 
2 Call, while he may be found ; 

Seek him while he is near ; 
Serve him with all thy heart and mind, 
And worship him with fear. 



iNviTiNa. 209 

3 If thou wilt seek his face, 

His ear will hear thy cry ; 
Theu shalt thou find his mercy sure, 

His grace forever nigh. 
4: But if thou leave thy God, 

Nor choose the path to heaven ; 
Then shalt thou perish in thy sins, 

And never be forgiven. 

347 c. M. 

He justifieth the ungodly. 

LOVERS of pleasure more than God, 
For you he suffer' d pain ; 
For you the Saviour spilt his blood : 
And shall he bleed in vain? 

2 Sinners, his life for you he paid ; 
Your basest crimes he bore ; 

Your sins were all on Jesus laid, 
That you might sin no more. 

3 To earth the great Redeemer came. 
That you might come to heaven ; 

Believe, believe in Jesus' name, 
And all yoiur sin 's forgiven. 

4 Believe in him who died for thee ; 
And, sure as he hath died. 

Thy debt is paid, thy soul is free, 
And thou art justified. 

348 L. M, 

The gospel feast. 

COISIE, sinners, to the gospel feast ; 
Let every soul be Jesus' guest : 
Ye need not one be left behind. 
For God hath bidden all mankind. 
2 Sent by my Lord, on j'ou I call ; 
Tlie invitation is to all :— 
Come all the world ! come, sinner, thou ! 
All things iii Christ are ready now. 
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2.10 INVITING. 

3 Come, all ye souls by sin oppress' d, 
Ye restless wand'rers after rest ; 

Ye poor, and maim'd, and halt, and blin^ 
In Christ a hearty welcome find. 

4 My message as from God receive ; 
Ye all may come to Christ and live : 
let his love your hearts constrain, 
Nor suiter him to die in vain. 

5 See him set forth before your eye&, 
That precious, bleeding sacrifice : 
His offer' d benefits embrace, 

And freely now be saved by grace. 

349 s. Bi 

And yet there is room. 



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E -vvTetched, starving poor, 



Behold a royal feast ! 
Where mercy spreads her bounteous store 
For every humble guest. 

2 See, Christ, with open arms, 
Invites, and bids you come ; 

stay not back, though fear alarms ; 
For yet there still is room. 

3 O come, and with us taste 
The blessings of his love : 

While hope expects the sweet repast 
Of nobler joys above. 

4 There, with united voice, 
Before the' eternal throne. 

Ten thousand thousand souls rejoice, 
In ecstasies unknown. 

5 Ten thousand thousand more 
Are welcome still to come : 

Ye longing souls, the grace adore ; 
Approach, — there yet is room. 



iNViTiNa. 211 

350 L. M. 

All things are now ready. 

SESTNERS, obey the gospel word ; 
Haste to the supper of my Lord ; 
Be wise to know your gracious day ; 
All things are ready, — come away. 

2 Ready the Father is to own, 
And kiss his late-returning son ; 
Ready your loving Sa\iour stands, 

And spreads for you his bleeding hands. 

3 Ready the Spirit of his love, 
Just now the stony to remove ; 

To' apply and witness with the blood, 
And wash and seal the sons of God. 

4 Ready for you the angels wait. 
To triumph in your blest estate ; 
Tuning their harps, they long to praise 
The wonders of redeeming grace. 

5 The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Are ready with their shining host : 
All heaven is ready to resoimd, — 
The dead 's alive ! the lost is found ! 

351 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

Come, and welcome. 

FROM the cross uplifted high. 
Where the Saviour deigns to die, 
Vfhsit melodious sounds we hear 
Bursting on the ravish'd ear : — 
Love's redeeming work is done — 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 
2 Sprinkled now with blood the throne- 
Why beneath thy burdens groan? 
On liis pierced body laid, 
Justice owns the ransom paid ; 
Bow the knee, — embrace the Son — 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 



212 INVITING. 

8 Spread for tliee, the festal board 
See with richest boiinty stored ; 
To thy Father's bosom press'd, 
Thou shalt be a child confessed, 
Never from his house to roam ; 
Come and welcome, sinner, come I 

352 L. M. 

All-sufficiency of His grace. 

HO ! every one that thirsts, draw nigh : 
'Tis God invites the fallen race : 
Mercy and free salvation buy, — 

Buy wine, and milk, and gospel gi-ace. 

2 Come to the living waters, come ! 
Sinners, obey your Maker's call ; 

Eeturn, ye weary wand'rers, home, 
And fiiid his grace is free for all. 

3 See from the Eock a fountain rise ; 
For you in healing streams it rolls ; 

Money ve need not bring, nor price. 
Ye lab'ring, bm-den'd, sin-sick souls. 

4 Nothing ye in exchange shall give ; 
Leave all you have, and are, behind ; 

Frankly the gift of God receive ; 
Pardon and peace in Jesus find. 

853 L. M. 

Tliejoys of penitence. 

COME, ye sinners, to the Lord, 
In Christ to paradise restored : 
His prolfer'd benefits embrace, — 
The plenitude of gospel grace : — 

2 A pardon written with his blood ; 
The favour and the peace of God ; 
The seeing eye, the feeling sense, 
The mystic joys of penitence : — 



INVITING. 213 

3 The godly fear, the pleasing smart, 
The meltings of a broken heai-t ; 

The tears that teU your sins forgiven ; 

The sighs that waft your souls to heaven:— 

4 The guiltless shame, the sweet distress, 
The' unutterable tenderness; 

The genuine, meek humility; 

The wonder, why such love to me : — 

5 The' o'erwhelming power of saving grace. 
The sight that veils the seraph's face ; 

The speechless awe that dares not move. 
And all the sUent heaven of love. 

354 c. M. 

The wanderer recalled. 

"pETURN, wanderer, return, 
It And seek thy Father's face ; 
Those new desires which in thee bum 
Were kindled by his grace. 

2 Return, wanderer, return ; 
He hears thy humble sigh: 

He sees thy soften' d spirit mourn, 
AVhen no one else is nigh. 

3 Return, wanderer, return ; 
Thy Saviour bids thee live : 

Come to his cross, and, grateful, learn 
How freely he '11 forgive. 

4 Return, wanderer, return, 
And wipe the falling tear : 

Thy Father calls, — no longer mourn; 
'Tis love invites thee near. 

5 Return, wanderer, return; 
Regain thy long-sought rest : 

The Saviour's melting mercies yearn 
To clasp thee to his breast. 



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214 INVITING. 

355 7tli p. M. 8 lines It. 

Why will ye die 1 

SINNERS, turn; why will ye die? 
God, your Maker, asks you why? 
God, who did your being give. 
Made you with himself to live ; 
He the fatal cause demands ; 
Asks the work of his own hands,— 
Why, ye thankless creatures, why 
Will ye cross his love, and die ? 

2 Sinners, turn ; why will ye die ? 
God, your Saviour, asks you why? 
He, who did your souls retrieve, 
Died himself, that ye might live. 
Will ye let him die in vain? 
Crucify your Lord again? 

Why, ye ransom' d sinners, why 
Will ye slight his grace, and die ? 

3 Sinners, turn ; why will je die ? 
God, the Spirit, asks you why? 
He, who all your lives hath strove, 
Urged you to embrace his love. 
Will ye not his grace receive? 
Will ye still refuse to live? 

ye dying sinners, why, 
Why will ye forever die ? 

356 7th P. M. 8 lines 78. 
Tender exjostulation. 

SINNEPtS, turn, while God is near ; 
Dare not think him insincere : 
Now, e'en now, your Saviour stands ; 
All day long he spreads his hands; 
Cries, — Ye will not happy be ; 
No, ye will not come to me, — 
Me, who life to none deny: 
Why \uU ye resolve to die? 



INVITING. 215 

2 Turn, he cries, ye sinners, turn : 
By his life, yonr God hath sworn; 
lie would have you turn and live ; 
He woiild all the world receive. 

If your death were his delight, 
Would he you to life invite? 
Would he aslc, heseech, and cry, — 
Why will ye resolve to die ? 

3 YfksA, could your Redeemer do, 
More than he hath done for you? 
To procure your peace with God, 
Covdd he more than shed his hlood? 
After all his flow of love, — 

All his drawings from above, — 
Why will ye your Lord deny? 
Why will ye resolve to die ? 

S57 c. M. 

Believe, and be at peace. 

OWHY should gloomy thoughts arise, 
And darkness fill the mind? 
Why should that bosom heave with sighs, 
Aud yet no refuge find? 

2 Hast thou not heard of Gilead's halm, — 
The great Physician there. 

Who can thine every fear disarm. 
And save thee from despair? 

3 Still art thou overwhelm' d with grief, 
And fill'd with sore dismay? 

Still looking downward for relief, 
Without one cheering ray? 

4 Lift up thy streaming eyes to heaven ; 
The great atonementsee ; 

And all thy sins shall be forgiven : — 
Believe, iind thou art ii'ee. 



216 INVITING. 

5 For thee the Saviour suffer'd shame, 
And shed his precious blood : 

Believe, believe in Jesus' name, 
And be at peaee with God. 

858 S.M. 

Accepting the invitation. 

COME, weary sinners, come, 
Groaning beneath your load ; 
The Saviour calls his wand'rers home 
Haste to your pard'ning God. 

2 Come, all by guilt oppress'd, 
Answer the Saviour's call — 

come, and I will give you rest, 
And I will save you all, 

3 Redeemer, full of love. 
We would thy word obey, 

And all thy faithful mercies prove : 
take our guilt away. 

4 We would on thee rely; 

On thee would cast our care ; 
Now to thine arms of mercy fly, 
And find salvation thejre. 

359 c. M 

The resolutipn, 
pOME, humble sinner^ in whose breast 
\J A thousand thoughts revolve, 
Come, with your g,uilt and fear oppress'd^ 
And make this last resolve : — 

2 I'll go to Jesus, though my sin 
Like mountains round me close ; 

1 know his courts, I '11 enter in, 
Whatever mtty oppsose. 

3 Prostrate I'll ilie before his throne^ 
And there my ^nilt confess ; 

I'll tell him, I'm a wretch undone 
Without :his ^sov'reign gTOce. 



PENITENTIAL. 217 

4 Perhaps he will admit my plea, 
Perhaps will hear my prayer ; 

But, if I perish, I will pray, 
And perish only there. 

5 I can but perish if I go — 
I am resolved to try ; 

''or if I stay away, I know 
I must forever die. 



PENITENTIAL. 

360 S. M. 

To whom should we go ? 

AH ! whither should I go, 
Burden'd, and sick, and faint ? 
To whom should I my trouble show, 

And pour out my complaint ? 
My Saviour bids me come ; 

Ah ! why do I delay ? 
He calls the weary sinner home. 
And yet from him I stay. 

i What is it keeps me back, 

From which I cannot part, — 
ATiich will not let the Saviour take 

Possession of my heart ? 
cearcher of hearts, in mine 

Thy trying power display ; 
Into its darkest corners shine. 

And take the veil away. 

3 I now believe, in thee, 

Compassion reigns alone; 
According to my faith, to me 

let it. Lord, be done ! 
In me is all the bar, 

Which thou wouldst fain remove: 
Picmove it, and I shall declare 

That God is only love. 



218 PENITENTIAL. 

861 L. M. 

The sinner^ s only hope. 

WHEREWITH, I^ord, shall I draw near, 
And bow myself before thy face ? 
How in thy purer eyes appear ? 

What shall I bring to gain thy grace? 

2 Will gifts delight the Lord Most High? 
Will multiplied oblations please? 

Thousands of rams his favour buy, 
Or slaughter'd hecatombs appease? 

3 Can these avert the wrath of God ? 
Can these wash out my guilty stain? 

Eivers of oil, and seas of blood, 
Alas ! they all must flow in vain. 

4 "Who would himself to thee approve, 
IMust take the path thyself hast show'd ; 

Justice pursue, and mercy love, 

And humbly walk by faith with God. 

5 But though my life henceforth be thiae, 
Present for past can ne'er atone : 

Though I to thee the whole resign, 
I only give thee back thine own. 

6 Guilty I stand before thy face ; 
On me I feel thy wrath abide ; 

'Tis just the sentence should take place; 
'Tis just,— but 0, thy Son hath died? 

362 10th P. M. 4 lines 8s. 

The Rock that is higher than I. 

ENCOMPASSED with clouds of distress, 
And ready all hope to resign, 

1 long for thy light and thy grace ; 
God, will they never be mine? 

2 Tf sometimes I strive, as I mourn. 
My hold of thy promise to keep. 

The liillows more fiercely return. 
Juid plunge me aguiu iu the deep. 



PENITENTIAL. 219 

3 Appear, and my sorrow shall cease ; 

The blood of atonement apply ; 
And lead me to Jesus for peace, — 

The Rock that is higher than I. 

4: enter this desolate heart, — 

Then rule o'er the heart thou hast won; 

Nor again in thine anger depart, 
But make it forever thy throne. 

363 c. M. 

Timely penitence. 

WHEN rising from the bed of death, 
O'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear, 

1 view my Maker face to face, — 
how shall I appear? 

2 If yet, while pardon may be found, 
And mercy may be sought, 

My soul with inward horror shrinks, 
And trembles at the thought : — 

3 "When thou, Lord, shalt stand disclosed 
In majesty severe, 

And sit in judgment on my soul, — 
how shall I appear? 

4 may my broken, contrite heart, 
Timely my sins lament ; 

And early, with repentant tears. 
Eternal wo prevent. 

5 Behold the sorrows of my heart, 
Ere yet it be too late ; 

And hear my Savioiir's dying groan, 
To give those sorrows weight. « 

6 For never shall my soul despair 
Her pardon to secure. 

Who knows thine only Son hath died 
To make that pardoa sure. 



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220 PENITENTIAL. 

364 L. M. 

Only by faith. 

LORD, I despair myself to heal ; 
I see my sin, but cannot feel ; 

1 cannot, till thy Spirit blow, 
And bid the' obedient waters flow. 

2 'Tis thine a heart of flesh to give ; 
Thy gifts I only can receive ; 

Here, then, to thee I all resign ; 

To draw, redeem, and seal, — are thine. 

3 With simple faith, on thee I call, — 
My light, my life, my Lord, my all : 

I wait the moving of the pool ; 

1 wait the word that speaks me whole. 

4 Speak, gi-acious Lord, — my sickness cure,- 
Make my infected nature pure : 

Peace, righteousness, and joy impart, 
And pour thyself into my heart ! 

365 L. M 

Helpless, in sin and misery. 

WHOM man forsakes thou wilt not leave, 
Eeady the outcasts to receive : 
Though all my simpleness I ovm, 
And all my faults to thee are known. 

2 Ah ! wherefore did I ever doubt ? 
Thou wilt in nowise cast me out,- • 
A helpless soul, that comes to thee 
With only sin and misery. 

3 Lord, I am sick, — my sickness cure : 
I want, — do thou enrich the poor : 
Under thy mighty hand I stoop, 

lift the abject sinner up. 

4 Lord, I am blind, — be thou my sight: 
Lord, I am Aveak, — be thou my might: ' 
A helper of the helpless be, 

And let me find my all in thee. 



PENITENTIAL. 221 

866 L. M. 

Importunate supplication. 

GOD of my life, what just return 
Can sinful dust and ashes give? 

1 only live my sin to mourn : 
To love my God I only live. 

2 To thee, benign and saving Power, 
I consecrate my lengthen' d days ; 

While, mark'd with blessings, every hour 
Shall speak thy co-extended praise. 

3 Be all my added life employ' d 
Thine image in my soul to see : 

Fill with thyself the mighty void ; 
Enlarge my heart to compass thee. 

4 The blessing of thy love bestow ; 
For this my cries shall never fail ; 

"Wrestling, I will not let thee go, — 
I will not, till my suit prevail. 

5 Come, then, my Hope, my Life, my Lord, 
And fix in me thy lasting home ; 

Be mindful of thy gracious word — 

Thou, with thy promised Father, come. 

6 Prepare, and then possess my heart : 
take me, seize me from above ; 

Thee may I love, for God thou art ; 
Thee may I feel ; for God is love ! 

367 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

The true Light. 

LIGHT of those whose dreary dwelling 
Borders on the shades of death, 
Come, and, by thyself revealing. 
Dissipate the clouds beneath. 
2 Thou, new heaven and earth's Creator, 

In our deepest darkness rise ; 
Scatt'ring all the night of nature, — 
Pouring day upon our eyes. 



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222 PENITENTIAL. 

3 Still we wait for thine appearing ; 
Life and joy thy beams impart, 

Chasing all our fears, and cheering 
Every poor, benighted heart. 

4 Come, extend thy wonted favour 
To our ruin'd, guilty race ; 

Come, thou blest, exalted Saviour; 
Come, apply thy saving grace. 

5 By thine all-atoning merit, 
Every burden'd soul release ; 

By the teachings of thy Spirit, 
Guide us into perfect peace. 

368 c. M. 

I would be thine. 

I WOULD be thine ; take my heart, 
And fill it with thy love ; 
Thy sacred image. Lord, impart, 
And seal it from above. 

2 I would be thine ; but while I strive 
To give myself away, 

I feel rebellion still alive. 
And wander while I pray. 

3 I would be thine ; but. Lord, I feel 
Evil still lurks within : — 

Do thou thy majesty reveal, 
And overcome my sin. 

4 I would be thine ; I would embrace 
The Saviour, and adore ; 

Inspire with faith, infuse thy grace, 
And now my soul restore. 

869 L. M. 

Shut up in unbelief. 

LIGHT of the Gentile world, appear ; ": 
Command the blind thy rays to see: 
Our darkness chase, oiu: sorrows cheer, 
And set the plaintive pris'ner free. 



PENITENTIAL. 223 

2 Me, me, wlio still in darkness sit, 
Shut up in sin and unbelief. 

Deliver from this gloomy pit, — 
This dungeon of despairing giief. 

3 Open mine eyes the Lamb to know, 
Who bears the gen'ral sin away ; 

And to my ransom' d spmt show 
The glories of eternal day. 

370 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

Tlie Man on Calvary. 

OTHOU who hast our son-ows borne. 
Help us to look on thee, and mourn, 
On thee, whom we have slain : — 
Have pierced a thousand, thousand times, 
And by reiterated crimes 
Kenew'd thy sacred pain. 

2 give us eyes of faith to see 
The Man transfix'd on Calvary, — 

To know thee who thou art ; 
The One Eternal God and True; 
And let the sight affect, subdue. 

And break my stubborn heart. 

3 Lover of souls, — to rescue mine, 
Eeveal the charity divine. 

That suffer'd in my stead : — 
That made thy soul a sacrifice. 
And quench'd in death those flaming eyes, 

And bow'd that sacred head. 

4 The veil of unbelief remove ; 
And by thy manifested love. 

And by thy sprinkled blood. 
Destroy the love of sin in me, 
And get thyself the victory. 

And bring me back to God. 



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224 PENITENTIAL. 

371 1st p. M. 6 lines Ss. 

The veil of unbelief. 

THOU, whom fain my soul would love, 







Whom only I desii-e to know ; 
This veU of unbelief remove, 

And show me all thy goodness, show ; 
Jesus, thyself in me reveal ; 
Tell me thy name, thy nature tell. 

2 Hast thou been with me. Lord, so long, 
Yet thee, my Lord, have I not known ? 

1 claim thee with a falt'ring tongue ; 
I pray thee, in a feeble groan, 

Tell me, tell me, who thou art, 
And speak thy name into my heart. 

3 If now thou talkest by the way 
With me, the abject sinner, me, 

The mystery of grace display ; 

Open mine eyes that I may see : 
That I may understand thy word. 
And now cry out, — It is the Lord ! 

372 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

The gift of faith. 

AUTHOR of faith, to thee I cry,— 
To thee, who wouldst not have me die^ 
But know the truth and live : 
Open mine eyes to see thj^ face ; 
Work in my heart the saving grace ; - 

The life eternal give. 

2 Shut up in unbelief, I groan, 'iyr '^^l* I 
And blindly serve a God unknown, ' ''"^■ 

Till thou the veil remove ; . 

The gift unspeakable impart, ' '- 

And write thy Name upon my heart, 

And manifest thy love. 



PENITENTIAL. 225 

3 I know the work is only thine ; 
The gift of faith is all divine ; 

But, if on thee we call, 
Thou wUt that gracious gift bestow, 
And cause our hearts to feel and know 

That thou hast died for all. 

4 Thou bidd'st us knock and enter in, — 
Come unto thee, and rest from sin, — 

The blessing seek and find : 
Thou bidd'st us ask thy grace, and have ; 
Thou canst, thou wouldst, this moment save 

Both me and all mankind. 

5 Be it according to thy word ; 
Now let me find my jDard'ning Lord ; 

Let what I ask be given : 
The bar of vmbelief remove ; 
Open the door of faith and love, 

And let me into heaven. 

373 s. M. 

The heart of stone. 

OTHAT I could repent, 
With all my idols part, 
And to thy gracious eye present 
An humble, contrite heart ; 

2 A heart with grief oppress'd. 
For having grieved my God ; 

A troubled heart, that cannot rest 
Till sprinlded with thy blood. 

3 Jesus, on me bestow 
The penitent desire ; 

With time sincerity of wo 
My aching breast inspire. 

4 With soft'ning pity look, 
And melt my hardness down : 

Strike with thy love's resistless stroke. 
And break this heart of stone. 
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226 PENITENTIAL. 

374 L. M. 

The stubborn heart. 

OFOR a glance of heavenly day, 
To take this stubborn heart away ; 
And thaw, with beams of love divine, 
This heart, this frozen heart of mine. 

2 The rocks can rend ; the earth can quake ; 
The seas can roar ; the mountains shake : 
Of feeling, all things show some sign, 

But this unfeeling heart of mine. 

3 To hear the sorrows thou hast felt, 
O Lord, an adamant would melt : 
But I can read each moving line. 
And nothing moves this heart of mine. 

4: Thy judgments too, which devils fear — 
Amazing thought 1 — unmoved I hear ; 
Goodness and wrath in vain combine 
To stir this stupid heart of mine. 
5 But power di^'ine can do the deed ; 
And, Lord, that power I greatly need : 
Thy Spirit can from di'oss refine, 
And melt and change this heart of mine. 

375 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 
Faith implored. 

FATHER of Jesus Christ, the Just, 
My Friend and Advocate with thee, 
Pity a soul that fain would trust 

Li him who lived and died for me : 
But only thou canst make him Icnown, 
And in my heai't reveal thy Son. 
2 K, drawn by thine alluring grace, 

My want of living faith I feel ; 
Show me in Christ thy smiling face, — 

What flesh and blood can ne'er reveal : 
Thy co-eternal Son display. 
And speak my daa'kness into day. 



PENITENTIAL. 227 

3 The gift unspeakable impart : 

Command the light of faith to shine- 
To shine in my dark, drooping heart — 

And fill me with the life divine : 
Now bid the new creation be ; 
God, let there be faith in me ! 

376 c. M. 

To God all things are possible. 

OTHAT thou wouldst the heavens rend, 
In majesty come down, — 
Stretch out thine arm omnipotent, 
And seize me for thine own. 

2 Descend, and let thy lightnings bum 
The stubble of chy foe ; 

My sins o'ertam, o'erturn, o'ertm-n, 
And make the mountains flow. 

3 Thou my impetuous spirit guide, 
And curb my headstrong will ; 

Thou only canst drive back the tide, 
And bid the sun stand still. 

4 What though I cannot break my chain, 
Or e'er throw off my load; 

The things impossible to men, 
Are possible to God. 

377 c. m: 

Continued. — Urgent pleadings. 

IS there a thing too hard for thee, 
Almighty Lord of all ; 
Whose thi-eat'ning looks dry up the se' , 
And make the mountains fall? 

2 Who, who shall in thy presence stanJ 

And match Omnipotence? 
Ungrasp the hold of thy right hand, 

Or pluck the sinner then';e ? 



228 PENITENTIAL. 

3 Sworn to destroy, let earth assail ; 
Nearer to save tlioii art ; 

Stronger than all the powers of hell, 
And greater than my heart. 

4 Lo ! to the hills I lift mine eye ; 
Thy promised aid I claim : 

Father of mercies, glorify 
Thy favourite Jesus' name. 

5 Salvation in that name is found, 
Balm of my grief and care ; 

A medicine for every wound, — 
All, all I want is there. 

378 s. M. 

The Redeemer's tears. 

DID Christ o'er sinners weep. 
And shall om' cheeks be dry ? 
Let floods of penitential grief 
Burst forth from every eye. 

2 The Son of God in tears 
The wond'ring angels see ; 

Be thou astonish'd, my soul ; 
He shed those tears for thee. 

3 He wept that wc might Aveep ; 
Each sin demands a tear : 

In heaven alone no sin is found. 
And there 's no weeping there. 

379 12th P. M. 76, 1% 78, 7G. 

Humility and contrition. 

JESUS, let thy pitying eye 
Call back a wand'ring sheep ; 
False to thee, like Peter, I 

Would fain like Peter weep. 
Let me be by grace restored ; 

On me be all long-sufi >ing shown; 
Turn, and look upon me, Lord, 
And break my heart of stone. 



PENITENTIAL. 229 

2 Saviour, Prmce, enthroned above, 
Kepentance to impart, _ 

Give me, tlirough thy dying love, 

The humble, contrite heart : 
Give what I have long implored, 

A portion of thy grief unknown : 
Tin-n, and look upon me. Lord, 

And break my heart of stone. 

3 For thine own compassion's sake, ' 
The gracious wonder show ; 

Cast my sins behind thy back. 

And wash me white as snow : 
If thy bowels now are stirr'd. 

If now I do myself bemoan, 
Tm'n, and look upon me, Lord, 

And break my neart of stone. 

380 12th P. M. 7G, 76, 78, 76. 

Continued. — The heart broken. 

SAVIOUR, see me from above. 
Nor suffer me to die ; 
Life, and happiness, and love, 
Drop from thy gracious eye : 
Speak the reconciling word, 

And let thy mercy melt me down ; 
Turn, and look upon me. Lord, 
And break my heart of stone. 

2 Look, as when thine eye pursued 

The first apostate man, — 
Saw him welt'ring in his blood, 

And bade him rise again : 
Speak my paradise restored ; 

Redeem me by thy grace alone : 
Turn, and look upon me, Lord, 

And break my heart of stone. 



230 PENITENTIAL. 

3 Look, as when thy languid eye 
Was closed that "we might live ; 

Father, (at the point to die 

My Saviour pray'd,) forgive ! 
Surely with that dying word 

He turns, and looks, and cries, — 'Tis done 
0, my bleeding, lovuig Lord, 

Thou break' st my heart of stone. 

381 c. M. 

Determined importunity. 

BECAUSE for me the Saviour prays, 
And pleads his death for me, 
God hath vouchsafed a longer space, 
And spared the barren tree. 

2 Time to repent thou dost bestow ; 

Now, Lord, the power impart. 
And let mine eyes with tears o'erflow, 

And break my stubborn heart. 

8 I now from all my sins would turn, 

To my atoning God ; 
And look on him I pierced, and mourn, 

And feel the sprinkled blood : — 

4 Would nail my passions to the cross, 
^Vhere my Redeemer died ; 

And all things else account but loss 
For Jesus crucified. 

5 Giver of penitential pain, 
Before thy cross I lie ; 

In grief determined to remain 
Till thou thy blood apply. 

6 Forgiveness on my conscience seal ; 
Bestow thy promised rest ; 

With pm-est love thy servant fill, 
And number with the blest. 



PENITENTIAL. 231 

882 S.M 

Hardness of heart lamented. 

OTHAT I could revere 
My mucli offended God ; 
O that I could but stand in fear 
Of thy aflaicting rod ! 

2 If mercy cannot draw, 

Thou by thy threat'nings move; ^ 

And keep an abject soul in awe, 
That will not yield to love, 

3 Let me with horror fly 
From every sinful snare ; 

Nor longer, in my Judge's eye. 
My Judge's anger dare. 

4 Thou great, tremendous God, 
ITie conscious awe impai-t ; 

The grace be now on me bestow'd, — 
The tender, fleshly heart. 

5 For Jesus' sake alone, 
The stony heart remove ; 

And melt at last, melt me down, 
Into the mould of love. 

383 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

The Publican^ s prayer. 

SAVIOUR, Prince of Israel's race, 
Save me ; — from thy lofty throne 
Give the sweet relenting grace ; 

Soften this obdurate stone ; — ;(J' 
Stone to flesh, God, convert ; 
Cast a look, and break my heart ! 
2 By thy Spu'it, Lord, reprove ; 

All mine inmost sins reveal ; 
Sins against thy light and love, 

Let me see, and let me feel ; 
Sins that crucified my Lord, — 
Spilt again thy precious blood. 



232 PEJs^ITENTIAL. 

3 Jesus, seek thy ■vvand'ring sheep ; 
'Make me restless to return ; 

Eid me look ou thee, and weep, 

Bitterly as Peter mom-u : 
Till I say, by gi-aoe restored, — 
Now, thou know'st, I love thee, Lord. 

4 flight I in thy sight appear 
As the publican distress'd ; 

Stand, not daring to draw near ; 

Smite on my unworthy breast ; 
Groan the sinner's only plea, — 
God be merciful to me ! 

5 remember me for good : 
Passing through the mortal vale, 

Show me the atoning blood : 

When my strength and spirits fail, 
Give my fainting soul to see 
Jesus cruciiied for me. 

384 c. M. 

Godly sorrow. 

OFOR that tenderness of heart 
Which bows before the Lord, 
Acknowledging how just thou art, 

And trembling at thy word ; 
for those humble, contrite tears, 

Which from repentance flow; 
That consciousness of giult, which fears 
The long-suspended blow. 

2 Saviour, to me, in pity, give 

The sensible distress ; 
The pledge thou wilt at last receive, 

And bid me die in peace : 
Wilt from the dreadful day remove, 

Before the evil come ; 
My spirit hide with saints above, — 

My body, in the tomb. 



PENITENTIAL. 233 

385 4th P. M. 886, 88S 

Languishing /or deliverance. 

CONQUER this rebellious will ! 
Willing thou art, and ready still 
Thy help is always nigh : 
The hardness from my heart remove, ' ^ 
And give me. Lord, give me love, • ' * 
Or at thy feet I die. 

2 To thee I lift my mournful eye : 
Why am I thus ] tell me why 

I cannot love my God. 
The hindrance must be all in me : 
It cannot in my Saviour be ; — 

Witness that streaming blood, 

3 It cost thy blood my heart to win, 
To buy me from the power of sin, 

And make me love again : 
Come, then, my Lord, thy right assert ; 
Take to thyself my ransom'd heart, 

Nor bleed nor die in vain. 



386 L. M. 

Deprecating eternal death. 

FATHER, if I may call thee so. 
Regard my fearful heart's desire : 
Remove this load of guilty wo, 
Nor let me in my sins expire. 

2 I tremble, lest the wrath divine, 
Which bruises now my wretched soul, 

Should buise this v/retched soul of mine 
Long as eternal ages roll. 

3 I deprecate that death alone, — 
That endless banishment from thee ; 

O save, and give me to thy Son, 
, Who suffer'd, wept, and bled for ma 



234 PENITENTIAL. 

387 nth p. M. 76, 76, 77, 76. 

SeJJ-ahasement. 

GRACIOUS God, my sins forgive ; 
Thy Spirit now impart ; 
Then shall I in thee believe 
With all my loving heart : 
Always unto Jesus look, — 

Him in heavenly glory see, 
Who to save me undertook, 
And ever prays for me. 

2 Grace, in answer to his prayer, 
Fulness of grace bestow ; 

That I may with zealous care 

Perform thy will below ; 
Eooted in humility. 

Still in evei-y state resign'd, — 

Plant, Almighty Lord, in me 

A meek and lowly mind. 

3 Poor and vile in my own eyes, 
With self-abasing shame 

Still I would myself despise, 

And magnify thy name. 
Thee let every creature bless ; 

Praise alone to God be given; 
God alone deserves the praise 

Of all in earth and heaven. 

388 7th P. M. 8 lines 7a. 
The only Refuge. 

JESUS, lover of my soul, 
Let me to thy bosom fly, 
While the nearer waters roll, 

While the tempest still is high 
Hide me, my Saviour, hide. 

Till the storm of life is past ; 
Safe into the haven guide, 
receive my soul at last. 



PENITENTIAL. 235 

2 Other refuge have I none ; 
Hangs my helpless soul on thee : 

Leave, leave me not alone ; 

Still support and comfort me : 
All my trust on thee is stay'd ; 

All my help from thee I bring ; 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of thy wing. 

3 Thou, Christ, art all I want • 
More than all in thee I find : 

Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 
Heal the sick, and lead the blind. 

Just and holy is thy name ; 
I am aU unrighteousness ; 

False, and full of sia I am ; 

Thou ai't full of truth and grace. 

4 Plenteous grace with thee is found,— 
Grace to cover all my sin : 

Let the healing streams abound ; 

Make and keep me pure withia. 
Thou of life the fountain art ; 

Freely let me take of thee : 
Spring thou up within my heart ; 

Else to all eternity. 

389 L. M. 

Seeking deliverance and rest. 

AWAKED from sin's delusive sleep, 
My heavy gmlt I feel, and weep : 
Beneath a weight of woes oppress'd, 

1 come to thee, my Lord, for rest. 

2 Now, from thy throne of grace above, 
Look down upon my soul ia love ; — 
That smile shall sweeten all my pain, 
And make my soul rejoice again. 



236 PENITENTIAL. 

3 By thy divine, transforming power, 
!My riiiu'd nature now restore ; 
And let my life and temper shine, 
In blest resemblance, Lord, to thine. 

390 1st P. M. 6 lines 88. 
TTie mourner blessed. 

JESUS, if still the same thou art, 
K all thy promises are sure, 
Set up thy kingdom in my heart, 

And make me rich, for I am poor : 
To me be all thy treasures Riven, — 
The kingdom of an inward heaven. 

2 Thou hast pronounced the mourner blest, 
And lo ! for thee I ever mourn ; 

I cannot, no, I will not rest, 

Till thou, my only rest, return ; 
Till thou, the Prince of peace, appear, 
And I receive the Comforter. 

3 WTiere is the blessedness bestow'd 
On all that hunger after thee ? 

1 hunger now, I thirst for God ; 
See the poor fainting sinner, see ; 

And satisfy with endless peace. 
And fill me with thy righteousness. 

391 c. M. 

Pleading the promises. 

MERCY alone can meet my case ; 
For mercy, Lord, I cry : 
Jesus, Redeemer, show thy face 
In mercy, or I die : — 

2 I perish, and my doom were just ; 
But wilt thou leave me ? — No : 

I .hold thee fast, my hope, my trust ; 
I will not let thee go. 



PENITENTIAL. 237 

3 Still sure to me tliy promise stands, 
And ever must abide : 

Behold it written on thy hands, 
And graven in thy side. 

4 To this, this only will I cleave ; 
Thy word is all my plea ; 

That word is truth, and I believe : — 
Have mercy, Lord, on me. 

392 G. M. 

Prisoner of hope. 

LET the redeem'd give thanks and praise 
To a forgiving God ; 
My feeble voice I cannot raise, ^.^ 

Till wash'd in Jesus' blood : — . '"' 

2 Till, at thy coming from above, 
My mountain sin depart. 

And fear give place to filial love, 
And peace o'erflow my heart. '<^^ 

3 Pris'ner of hope, I still attend 
The' appearance of my Lord, 

These endless doubts and fears to end, 
And speak my soul restored : — 

4 Ee stored by reconciling grace ;' 
With present pardon blest; 

And fitted by true holiness 
For my eternal rest. 

5 The peace which man can ne'er conceive, 
The love and joy unknown, 

Now, Father, to thy servant give, 
And claim me for thine own. 

6 My God, in Jesus pacified, 
My God, thyself declare ; 

And draw me to his open side, 
And plunge the sinner there. 



8 PENITENTIAL. 

393 S.M. < 

Deprecating the wrath to come. 

OTHOU that wouldst not have 
One wretched sinner die ; 
Who diedst thyself, my soul to save 

From endless misery : — 
Show me the way to shun 

Thy dreadful wrath severe ; 
That when thou comest on thy throne, 

I may with joy appear. 
2 Thou art thyself the Way; 

Thyself in me reveal ; 
So shall I spend my life's short day, 

Obedient to thy will : 
So shall I love my God, 

Because he first loved me ; 
And praise thee in thy bright abode, 

To all eternity. 

394 c. M. 

The Sun of righteousness. 

OSUN of righteousness, arise 
With healing iu thy wing ; 
To my dioeased, my fainting sooi, 
Life and salvation bring. 

2 These clouds of pride and sin dispel, 
By thy all-piercing beam : 

Lighten mine eyes with faith ; my heart 
With holy hope inflame. 

3 My mind, by thy all-quick'ning power, 
From low desires set free ; 

Unite my scatter'd thoughts, and fix 
My love entire on thee. 

4 Father, thy long-lost son receive ; 
Saviour, thy purchase own ; 

Blest Comforter, Avith peace and joy 
Thy new-made creature crown. 



PENITENTIAL. 239 

5 Eternal, undivided Lord, 

Co-equal One in Three, — 
On thee all faith, all hope be placed ; 

All love be paid to thee. 

395 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

Help, or I perish. 

BY thy birth, and by thy tears ; 
By thy human griefs and fears ; 
By thy conflict in the hour 
Of the subtle tempter's power, — 
Saviour, look with pitying eye ; 
Saviour, help me, or I die. 

2 By the tenderness that wept 
O'er the grave where Laz'rus slept; 
By the bitter tears that flow'd 
Over Salem's lost abode, — 
Saviour, look with pitying eye ; 
Saviour, help me, or I die. 

3 By thy lonely hour of prayer ; 
By the fearful conflict there ; 
By thy cross and dying cries ; 
By thy one great sacrifice, — 
Saviour, look with pitying eye ; 
Saviour, help me, or I die. 

4 By thy triumph o'er the grave ; 
By thy power the lost to save ; 
By thy high, majestic throne; 
By the empire all thine own, — 
Saviour, look with pitying eye 
Saviour, help me, or I die. 

896 c. M. 

Humble and earnest entreaties. 

HEAR, gracious God, my himible prayer; 
To thee I breathe my sighs ; 
"When will the cheering morn appear ? 
And when my joys arise ? 



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240 PENITENTIAL. 

2 My God ! could I make the claim-~ 
My Father, and my Friend ; 

And call thee mine, by every name 
On which thy saints depend : — 

3 By every name of power and love, 
I would thy grace entreat ; 

Nor should my humble hopes remove, 
Nor leave thy mercy-seat. 

4 Yet, though my soul in darkness mourn*, 
Thy word is all my stay ; 

Here would I rest till light returns: 
Thy presence makes my day. 

5 Speak, Lord, and bid celestial peace 
Eelieve my aching heart ; 

make my heavy sorrows cease, 
And all the gloom depart. 

6 Then shall my drooping spirit rise, 
And bless thy healing rays ; 

And change these deep, complaining sighs, 
For songs of sacred praise. 

397 s. M. 

Humble confession. 

IN sorrow I lament. 
Before thy feet, my God, 
Mv passion, pride, and discontent, — 
My vile ingratitude. 

2 Ne'er was a heart more base 
And false than mme has been ; 

More faithless to its promises, — 
More prone to every sin. 

3 How long, Lord, shall I feel 
These struggles in my breast? 

When wilt thou bow my stubborn will, 
And give my conscience rest? 



PENITENTIAL. 241 

4 Break thou, break the charm, 

And set the captive free : 
Reveal, great God, thy naighty arm, 

And hast« to rescue me. 

898 L.M. 

Condemned, but pleading the promises. 

SHOW pity, Lord, Lord, forgive ; 
Let a repenting rebel live. 
Art not thy mercies large and free ? 
May not a sinner trust in thee ? 

2 IMy crimes are great, but don't surpass 
The power and glory of thy grace ; 
Great God, thy nature hath no bound, — 
So let thy pard'ning love be found. 

3 wash my soul from every sin. 
And make my guilty conscience clean ; 
Here on my heart the burden lies, 
And past offences pain my eyes. 

4 My lips with shame my sins confess, 
Against thy law, against thy grace ; 
Lord, should thy judgments grow severe, 
I am condemn'd, but thou art clear. 

5 Should sudden vengeance seize my breath, 
I must pronoimce thee just, in death; 

And if my soul were sent to hell, 
Thy righteous law approves it well. 

6 Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord, 
Whose hope, still hov'ring round thy word, 
Would light on some sweet promise there, — 
Some sure support against despair. 

399 CM. 

Self loathed ; Christ exalted. 

COULD I lose myself in thee, 
Thy depth of mercy prove, — 
Thy vast, unfathomable sea 
Of unexhausted love. 
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242 PENITENTIAL. 

2 My liumbled soul, when thou art near, 
In dust aud ashes lies : 

How shall a sinful worm appear, 
Or meet thy purer eyes? 

3 I loathe myself when God I see, 
And into nothing fall ; 

Content if thou exalted be, 
And Christ be all in all. 

400 s. M. 

The only expiation. 

PROSTRATE at Jesus' feet, 
A guilty rebel lies ; 
And upward to the mercy-seat. 
Presumes to lift his eyes. 

2 Will justice frown me hence? 
Stay, Lord, the vengeful storm; 

Forbid it, that Omnipotence 
Should crush a feeble worm. 

3 If sorrow would suffice 
To pay the debt I owe. 

Tears should, from both my weeping eyes, 
In ceaseless currents flow. 

4 But tears I will not plead 
To expiate my guilt ; 

No tears, but those which thou hast shed,— 
No blood, but thou hast spilt. 

5 Think of thy sorrows, Lord ! 
And all my sins forgive ; 

Then justice will approve the word 
That bids the sinner live. 

401 a M. 

Knocking at the door of mercy. 

LORD, at thy feet we sinners lie, 
And knock at mercy's door; 
With heavy heart, and downcast eye, 
Thy favour we implore. 



PENITENTIAL. 243 

2 Without thy grace, we sink oppress'd, 
Down to the gates of hell ; 

give our troubled spirits rest, — 
Our gloomy fears dispel. 

3 'Tis mercy, mercy, now we plead ; 
Let thy compassion move ; 

Mercy, that led thee once to bleed, 
In tenderness and love. 

4 In mercy, now, for Jesus' sake, 
God, om- sins forgive ; 

Thy grace otir stubborn hearts can break, 
And, breaking, bid us live. 

402 oth P. M. i lines 7s. 
With thee there is mercy. 

SOV'REIGN Ruler, Lord of all, 
Prostrate at thy feet I fall ; 
Hear, hear, my ardent cry, — 
Frown not, lest I faint and die. 

2 Vilest of the sons of men, — 
Worst of rebels, I have been ; 
Oft abused thee to thy face, — 
Trampled on thy richest grace. 

3 Justly might thy vengeful dart 
Pierce this bleeding, broken heart; — 
Justly might thy kindled ire 

Send me to eternal fire. 

4 But with thee is mercy found, — 
Balm to heal my every wound ; 
Soothe, soothe this troubled breast, — 
Give the weary wand'rer rest. 

403 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 
Mercy f<r the chief of sinners. 

DEPTH of mercy ! can there be 
Mercy stiU reserved for me ? 
Can my God his wrath forbear? 
Me, the chief of sinners, spare ? 



244 PENITENTIAL. 

2 I have long -wifhstood his grace ; 
Long provoked him to his face ; 
Would not hearken to his calls ; 
Grieved him hy a thousand falls. 

3 Now incline me to repent ; 
Let me now my sins lament ; 
Now my foul revolt deplore, 
Weep, believe, and sin no more. 

4 Kindled his relentings are ; 
Me he now delights to spare ; 
Cries, How shall I give thee up? — 
Lets the lifted thunder drop. 

5 There for me the Saviour stands ; 
Shows his wounds, and spreads his hands ; 
God is love ! I know, I feel ; 

Jesus weeps, and loves me still. 

404 c. M. 

Unwearied earnestness. 

PATHER, I stretch my hands to thee; 
No other help I know : 
If thou withdraw thyself from me, 
Ah ! whither shall I go ? 

2 What did thine only Son endure, 
Before I drew my breath ! 

"^liat pain, what labour, to secure 
My soul from endless death ! 

3 Jesus, could I this believe, 
I now should feel thy power ; 

And all my Avants thou wouldst relieve, 
In this accepted hour. 

4 Author of faith ! to thee I lift 
My weary, longing eyes : 

let me now receive that gift, — 
My soiil without it dies. 



PENITENTIAL. 245 

5 Surely thou canst not let me die ; 
speak, and I shall live ; 

And here I will unwearied lie, 
Till tJiou thy Spirit give. 

6 How would my fainting soul rejoice, 
Could I but see thy face ; 

Now let me hear thy quick'ning voice, 
And taste thy pard'ning grace. 

405 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Seeking refuge in the blood of the Lamb. 

GOD of my salvation, hear, 
And help me to believe ; 
Simply do I now draw near, 

Thy blessing to receive. 
Full of guilt, alas ! I am, 

But to thy wounds for refuge flee : 
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb, 
ITiy blood was shed for me. 

2 Standing now as newly slain, 
To thee I lift mine eye ; 

Balm of all my grief and pain. 

Thy blood is always nigh. 
Now as yesterday the same 

Thou art, and wilt forever be : 
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb, 

Thy blood was shed for me. 

3 No good word, or work, or thought, 
Bring I to buy thy grace ; 

Pardon I accept, unbought, — 

Thy proflfer I embrace. 
Coming as at first I came, 

To take, and not bestow on thee : 
Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb, 

Thy blood was shed for me. 



246 PENITENTIAL. 

406 C. M. 

Pleading His gracious name. 

LORD, I approach the mercy-seat, 
Where thou dost answer prayer ; 
There humbly fall before thy feet, — 
For none cau perish there. 

2 Tliy promise is my only plea ; ' 
With this I venture nigh ; 

Thou callest bm-den'd souls to thee, 
And such, Lord, am I. 

3 Bow'd down beneath a load of sin. 
By Satan sorely press' d; 

By wars without, and fears within, 
I come to thee for rest. 

4 Be thou my shield and hiding-place ; 
That, shelter' d near thy side, 

1 may rejoice in Jesus' grace, — 
In Jesus crucified. 

5 0, wondrous love ! — to bleed and die, 
To bear the cross and shame, 

That guilty sinners, such as I, 
Might plead thy gracious name. 

407 L. M. 

The sceptre of His love. 

JESUS, whose glory's streaming rays. 
Though duteous to thy high command. 
Not seraphs view with open face, 

But veil'd before thy presence stand : — 

2 How shall weak eyes of flesh, weigh'd down 
With sin, and dim with error's night, 

Dare to behold thy awful throne. 
Or view thy unapproached light? 

3 Thy golden sceptre from above 
Reach forth ; lo ! my whole heart I bow ; 
Y to my soul, — Thou art my love, — 
^ly chosen 'midst ten thousand, thou. 



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PENITENTIAL. 247 

4: Jesus, full of grace ! the sighs 

Of a sick heart -with pity view ; 
Hark, how my silence speaks, and cries, — 

Mercy, thou God of mercy, show ! 

408 L.M. 

The only plea. 

JESUS, the sinner's friend, to thee, 
Lost and undone, for aid I flee ; 
Weary of earth, myself, and sin : 
Open thine arms, and take me in. 

2 Pity and heal my sin-sick soul ; 
'Tis thou alone canst make me whole T 
Dark, till in me thine image shine, 
And lost, I am, till thou art mine. 

3 At last I own it cannot he 
That I should fit myself for thee : 
Here, then, to thee I all resign ; 
Thine is the work, and only thine. 

4 What shall I say thy grace to move ? 
Lord, I am sin, — but thou art love : 

1 give up every plea beside, — 
Lord, I am lost — but thou hast died. 

409 6th P. M. 6 lines 78. 

Clinging to the cross. 

T) OCK of ages, cleft for me, 

XL Let me hide myself in thee ; 

Let the water and the blood, 

From thy wounded side which flow'd, 

Be of sin the double cure, — 

Save from wrath and make me pure. 

2 Could my tears forever flow, — 
Could my zeal no languor know, — 
These for sin could not atone ; 
Thou must save, and thou alone: 
In my hand no price I bring ; 
Simply to the cross I cling. 



248 PENITENTIAL, 

3 "V^Tiile I draw this fleeting breath, 
When my eyes shall close in death, 
Wlien I rise to worlds unknown, 
And behold thee on thy throne, — 
Rock of ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in thee. 

410 6th P. M. 6 lines Ts. 
Now is the day of salvation. 

WHY not now, my God, my God ? 
Ready if thou always art. 
Make in me thy mean abode, — 
Take possession of my heart : 
If thou canst so greatly bow, 
Priend of sinners, why not now ? 

2 God of love, in this thy day, 

For thyself to thee I cry ; 
Dymg, — ^if thou still delay, 

Must I not forever die ? 
Enter now thy poorest home : 
Now, my utmost Saviour, come. 

411 4th P. M. 886, 886. 
Pleading the Savtottr's vicarious sacrifice. 

PROSTRATE, with eyes of faith, I see 
My Saviour nail'd upon the tree, 
For me a victim made ; 
Himself presenting to the skies 
The grand vicarious sacrifice, 
And on the altar laid. 

2 WeU pleasing to our God above, 
His sacrifice of life and love 

I plead before the throne : 
Father, a prodigal receive, 
And bid a pardon'd rebel live, — 

The purchase of thy Son. 



PENITENTIAL. 249 

412 4tli p. M. 886, 886. 

Pleading the sacrificial death of Christ. 

OLAIMB of God, for simiers slain, ^ 
I plead with thee, my suit to gaia,— 
I plead what thou hast done : 
Didst thou not die the death for me? 
Jesus, remember Calvary, 

And break my heart of stone. 

2 Receive the purchase of thy blood, 
My Friend and Advocate with God, — 

My ransom and my peace : 
My Surety ! thou my debt hast paid. 
For all my sins atonement made, — 

The Lord my righteousness. 

3 let thy Spirit shed abroad 
The love of my redeeming God, 

Li this cold heart of mine : 
might He now descend, and rest 
Forever in this troubled breast. 

And keep me ever thine. 

413 L. M. 

The sacrifice of a broTien heart. 

THOUGH I have grieved thy Spii-it, Lord. 
Thy help and comfort still afford ; 
And let a wa-etch come near thy throne 
To plead the merits of thy Son. 

2 A broken heart, my God, my King, 
Is all the sacrifice I bring ; 

Thou God of grace, wilt thou despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice ? 

3 My soul lies humbled in the dust, 
And owns the dreadful sentence just : 
Look down, Lord, with pitying eye, 
And save a soul condenua'd to die. 



250 PENITENTIAL. 

414 C. M. 

Looking unto Jesus. 

THOU Lamb of God, for sinners slain, 
To tliee I humbly pray ; 
beal me of my grief and pain, — 

And take my sins away. 
Now from this bondage. Lord, release, 

And give the wand'rer rest : 
Eedeemer, Saviom-, seal my peace, 
And take me to thy breast. 

2 Thou wilt not cast a sinner out, 
Who himibly comes to thee ; 

My gracious Lord, I cannot doubt 

Thy mercy is for me : 
let me now obtain the grace, 

And find my long-sought rest : 
Eedeemer, Savioiu-, seal my peace, 

And take me to thy breast. 

3 Mere worldly good I do not want ; 
Be that to others given : 

\^^lile only for thy love I pant. 

My all in earth or heaven : 
This is the crown I fain would seize, — 

With which I would be blest : 
Redeemer, Savioiu-, seal my peace, 

And take me to thy breast. 

415 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76, 

Wretched, and poor, and blind, and naked. 

WRETCHED, helpless, and distress'd, 
Ah !_ whither shaU I fly ; 
Ever gasping after rest, — 

I cannot find it nigh : 
Naked, sick, and poor, and blind, — 

Fast bound in sin and misery, — 
Friend of sinners, let me find 
My help, my all in thee. 



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PENITENTIAL. 251 

2 Jesus, full of tnith and grace, 
Li thee is all I want ; 

Be the wand'rer's resting-place. — 

A cordial to the faint : 
Make me rich, for I am poor ; 

In thee may I my Eden find ; 
To the dying, health restore. 

And eye-sight to the blind. 

3 Clothe me, Lord, -with holiness, 
With meek humility ; 

Put on me that glorious dress, — 

Endue my soul with thee : 
Let thine image be restored ; 

Thy name and nature let me prove ; 
With thy fulness fill me. Lord, 

And perfect me in love. 

416 c. M. 

The conquering love of Jesvs. 

OTHAT I could my Lord receive, 
Who did the Avorld redeem ; 
Who gave hii^ life that I might live 
A life conceal- d in him. 

2 that I could the blessing prove,— 
My heart's extreme desire ; 

Live happy in my Saviour's love, 
And in his arms expire. 

3 Mercy I ask to seal my peace, 
That, kept by mercy's power, 

I may from every evil cease. 
And never grieve thee more. 

4 Now, if thy gracious will it be. 
E'en now my sins remove. 

And set my soul at liberty 
By thy victorious love. 



252 PENITENTIAL. 

417 L. M. 

Only Jesus. 

WHEN, gracioiis Lord, -vvheu shall it be 
That I shall find my all in thee ? 
The fulness of thy promise prove, — 
The seal of thine eternal love ? 

2 A poor blind child I wander here, 
If haply I may feel thee near : 

dark'! dark ! dark ! I still must say, 
Amidst the blaze of gospel day. 

3 Thee, only thee, I fain would find, 
And cast the world and flesh behind ; 
Thou, only thou, to me be given, 

Of all thou hast in earth or heaven. 

4 When from the arm of flesh set free, 
Jesus, my soul shall fly to thee : 
Jesus, when I have lost my all, 

1 shall upon thy bosom fall. 

418 s. M. 

Waiting at the cross. 

FATHER, I dare believe 
Thee merciful and true : 
Thou wilt my guilty soul forgive,— 
My fallen soul renew. 

2 Come, then, for Jesus' sake, 
And bid my heart be clean ; 

An end of all my troubles make, — 
An end of all my sin. 

3 I cannot wash my heart. 
But by believing thee, 

4jid waiting for thy blood to' impart 
The spotless purity. 

4 V^liile at thy cross I lie, 
Jesus, the grace bestow ; 

Now thy all-cleansing blood apply. 
And I am white as suow. 



PENITENTIAL. 253 

419 lOth p. M. 8 lines 8s. 
Save, Lord, or I perish. 

JESUS, in pity draw near ; 
Come quickly to help a lost soul ; 
To comfort a mourner, appear. 

And make a poor penitent wliole : 
The balm of thy mercy apply ; 

(Thou seest the sore anguish I feel ;) 
Save, Lord, or I perish, I die ; 

save, or I sink into hell. 
2 I sink, if thou longer delay 

Thy pardoning mercy to shov? : 
Come quickly, and kindly display 

The power of thy passion below : 
By all thou hast done for my sake, 

One drop of thy blood I implore ; 
Now, now let it touch me, and make 

The sinner — a sinner no more. 

420 L. M. 

Deprecating the withdrawal of the Spirit. 

STAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay, 
Though I have done thee such despite; 
Nor cast the sinner quite away, 
Nor take thine everlasting flight. 

2 Though I have steel'd my stubborn heart, 
And shaken off mj' guilty fears ; 

And vex'd, and urged thee to depart, 
For many long rebellious years. 

3 Though I have most unfaithful been, 
Of all who e'er thy grace received ; 

Ten thousand times thy goodness seen ; 
Ten thousand times thy goodness grieved : 

4 Yet, ! the chief of sinners spare, 
In honour of my gi-eat High Priest ; 

Nor in thy righteous anger swear 
To' exclude me from thy people's rest. 



254 PENITENTIAL. 

421 lOth p. M. 8 lines 8s. 

Ardent desires for the Spirit^s influences. 

COME, holy, celestial Dove, 
To visit a sorrowful brea,st ; 
My burden of guilt to remove, 

And bring me assui-ance and rest. 
Thou only hast povi'er to relieve 

A sinner o'erwhelm'd with his load ; 
The sense of acceptance to give, 

And sprinkle his heart with the blood. 

2 With me if of old thou hast strove, 
And strangely withheld me from sin, 

And tried, by the lure of thy love, 
My worthless affections to win ; 

The work of thy mercy revive ; 
Thy uttermost mercy exert ; 

And kindly continue to strive. 

And hold, till I yield thee my heart. 

3 Thy call if I ever have known. 
And sigh'd from myself to get free, 

And groan'd the unspeakable groan, 
And long'd to be happy in thee ; 

Fulfil the imperfect desire ; 

Thy peace to my conscience reveal ; 

The sense of thy favour inspire, 
And give me my pardon to feel. 

422 c. M. 

The surrender. 

HOW oft have I the Spbit grieved, 
Since first with me he strove ; 
How obstinately disbelieved, 
And trampled on his love ! 
How have I sinn'd against the light ; 

Broken from his embrace ; 
And would not, when I freely might, 
Be justified by grace. 



PENITENTIAL. 255 

2 But after all tliat 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 moiu-n ; 

And unto my redeeming Lord, 

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

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

On my atoning God. 

423 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

The Light of Life. 

DISCLOSE thy lovely face ! 
Quicken all my drooping powers ; 
Gasps my fainting soul for grace, 
As a thirsty land for showers : 
Hasten, Lord, no more delay ; 
Come, my Saviour, come away. 

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn, 

Unaccompanied by thee ; 
joyless is the day's return. 

Till thy mercy's beams I see : 
Till thou inward life impart. 
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart. 

8 Visit then this soul of mine ; 

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

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



256 PENITENTIAL. 

424 s. M. 

Groaning for deliverance. ,rp 

WHEN shall thy love constrain, I 
And force me to thy breast? 9H. 
When shall my soul return again A 
To her eternal rest? oH 

2 Ah ! what avail my strife, — '■ 
My wand' ring to and fro ? ; , 

Thou hast the words of endless life : 
Ah ! whither should I go ? 

3 Thy condescending gi-ace 
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. 

MY soul before thee prostrate lies ; 
To thee, her Source, my spirit flies ; 
My wants I movirn, my chains I see ; 
let thy presence set me free. 

2 Jesus, vouchsafe my heart and will 
With thy meek lowliness to fill ; 

No more her power let nature boast, 
But in thy will may mine be lost. 

3 Ah-eady springing hope I feel, — 
God will destroy the power of hell. 
And, from a land of wars and pain, 
Lead me where peace and safety reign. 

4 One only care my soul shall know, — 
Father, all thy commands to do ; 

And feel, what endless years shall prove, 
That thou, my Lord, my God, art love. 



PENITENTIAL. 257 

426 CM. 

Struggling into liberty. 

JESUS! 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 thou 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. 

42T S.M. 

Embracing offered mercy. 

OJ-IY offended God ! 
If now at last I see 
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 keep. 
2 No other right have I, 

Than Avhat 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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258 PENITENTIAL. 

3 Thou hast for sinners died, 

That aU mig-ht come to God ; 
The cov'nant thou hast ratified, 

And seal'd it with thy blood : 
Thou hast obtained the grace 

That all o^ay turn and lire; 
And now thy ?>ffer. I embrace^ — 

Thy mercy I receive. 

428 S.M. 

Embracing the aU-strffkieTtt Portion. 

ND can I yet delay 
^_ My little all to give? 
To tear my soal from earth away 
Tor Jesus to receive ? 

2 Nay, but I yield, I yield ; 
I can hold out no more : 

I sink, by dying love compelFd, 
And own Ihee conqueror. 

3 Though late, I all forsake ; 
My friends, my all, resign : 

Gracious Eedeemer, take, "O take, 
And seal me ever thine. 

4 Come, and possess me whole. 
Nor hence again remove ; 

Settle and fix my wav'ring soul 
With all thy weight of love. 

5 INIy one desire be this, — 
Thy only love to know ; 

To seek and taste no other blis3,— 
No other good below. 

G iVIy life, ray portion thou ; 

Thou all-suflicient art : 
IMy hope, my heavenly treasure, now 

Enter, and keep my heart. 



PENITENTIAL. 259 

429 s. M. 

Light dawning upon the soul. 

OUT of the depths of wo, 
To thee, Lord, I cry ; 
Darkness surrounds me, but I know 
That thou art ever nigh. 

2 HumLly on thee I wait. 
Confessing all my sin ; 

Lord, I am knocking at the gate ; 
Open, and take me in. 

3 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 ! t]\e 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 c. M. 

The returning prodigal. 

THE long-lost son, with streaming eyes, 
From folly just awake, 
Reviews his wand'rings with surprise ; 
His heart begins to break. 

2 I stai-ve, he cries, nor can I bear 
ITie famine in this land. 

While servants of my Father share 
The bounty of his hand. 

3 With deep repentance I '11 return, 
And seek my Father's face ; 

Unworthy to be call'd a son, 
I '11 ask a servant's place. 



260 PENITENTIAL. 

4 Far off tlie Fatlier saw liim move, — ■ 
In pensive silence mourn, — 

And quickly ran, with arms of love, 
To welcome his return. 

5 Tlirough all the courts the tidings fle-jr, 
And spread the joy around ; 

The angels tuned their harps anew, — 
The long-lost son is found ! 



431 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Saved by grace. 

LET the world their ^^rtue hoast, — 
Their works of righteousness ; 
I, a wretch undone and lost, 
Am freely saved hy gi-ace ; 
Other title I disclaim ; 

Tliis, only this, is all my plea : — 

1 the chief of sinners am. 
But Jesus died for me. 

2 Happy they whose Joys ahound 
Like Jordan's swelling stream ; 

"Who their heaven in Christ have found, 

And give the praise to him. 
Meanest foll'wer of the Lamh, 

His steps I at a distance see : — 
I the chief of sinners am, 

But Jesus died for me. 

3 Jesus, thou for me hast died. 
And thou in me wilt live ; 

I shall feel thy death applied ; 

I shall thy life receive : 
Yet, when melted in the flame 

Of love, this shall be all my plea,^ 
I the chief of sinners am, 

But Jesus died for me. 



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JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 

432 lltli p. M. 76, 76, 77, 76 

The righteousness of faith. 

OFT I in my heart have said, — 
"Who shall ascend on high, 
Mount to Christ, my glorious Head, 

And bring him from the sky? 
Borne on contemplation's wing, 
Surely I shall find him there, 
Where the angels praise their King, 
And gain the Morning Star. 

2 Oft I in my heart have said, — 
Who to the deep shall stooj). 

Sink Avith Christ among the dead, 

From thence to bring him up? 
Could I but my heart prepare. 

By unfeign'd humility, 
Christ would quickly enter there, 

And ever dwell in me. 

3 But the righteousness of faith 
Hath taught me better things : — 

Inward turn thine eyes, — it saith. 
While Christ to me it brings : — ■ 

Christ is ready to impart 
Life to all, for life who sigh : 

In thy mouth and in thy heart 
The word is ever nigh. 

433 L. M. 

The Lord our righteousness. 

LET not the wise their wisdom boast, 
The mighty glory m their might ; 
The rich in flatt'ring riches trust, 
Which take their everlasting flight. 



262 JUBTIFICATIOX BY FAITH. 

2 The rush of num'rous years bears down 
The most gigantic strength of man ; 

And where is ail his wisdom gone, 
"When, dust, he turns to dust again? 

3 One only gift can justify 

The boasting soul that knows his God; 
WTien Jesus doth his blood apply, 
I glory in his sprinkled blood. 

4 The Lord my righteousness I praise, 
I triumph in the love divine ; 

The wisdom, wealth, and strength of grace, 
In Chi'ist to endless ages mine. 

434 6th P. M. 6 lines 73 

The covenant of grace signed and sealed, 

JESUS Christ, who stands between 
Angry Heaven and guilty men, 
Undertakes to buy our peace ; 
Gives the covenant of grace ; 
Ptatiiies and makes it good ; 
Signs and seals it with his blood. 
2 Life his healing blood imparts, 
Sprinkled in our peaceful hearts ; 
Abel's blood for vengeance cried ; 
Jesus speaks us justified ; 
Speaks and calls for better things ; 
Makes us prophets, priests, and kings. 

435 L. M. 

The realizing light of faith. 

AUTHOR of faith, eternal Word, 
Whose Spirit breathes the active 
Faith, like its finisher and Lord, 

To-day, as yesterday, the same : — 
2 To thee our humble hearts aspire, 

And ask the gift unspeakable ; 
Increase in us the kindled fire, 
lu us the work of faith fulfil. 



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3 By fedtk we know thee strong to save : 
(Save us, a present Saviour thou : ) 

Whatever we hope, by faith we have ; 
Fuisa-e, and past, subsisting now. 

4 To him that in thy Name believes, 
Eternal life with thee is given ; 

Into himself he all receives, — 

Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 

5 The things unknown to feeble sense, 
Unseen by reason's glimmering ray, 

With strong commanding evidence, 
Their heavenly origin display. 

6 Faith lends its realizing light ; 

The clouds disperse, the shadows fly 
The' Invisible appears in sight, 
And God is seen by mortal eye. 

436 L. M. 

Salvatioa only by grace through faith. 

WE have no outward righteousness. 
No merits or good works, to plead ; 
We only can be saved b}' grace ; 
Thy grace, Lord, is free indeed. 

2 Save us by grace, through faith alone, — 
A faith thou must thyself impart ; 

A faith that would by works be shown, 
A faith that purifies the heart : 

3 A faith that doth the mountains move, 
A faith that shows our sins forgiven, 

A faith that sweetly works by love. 
And ascertains our claim to heaven. 

4 This is the faith we humbly seek, 
The faith in thy all-cleansiug blood ; 

That faith which doth for smners speak, 
let it speak us up to God ! 



264 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 

437 1st p. M. 6 lines 83. 

The souVs anchor. 

NOW I have found the ground -wherein 
Sure my soul's anchor may remain; 
The wounds of Jesus for my sin, 

Before the "world's foundation slain; 
Whose mercy shall unshaken stay, 
When heaven and earth are fled away. 

2 Father, thine everlasting grace 
Our scanty thought surpasses far : 

Thy heart still melts with tenderness ; 

Thine arms of love still open are, 
Returning sinners to receive, 
That mercy they may taste, and live. 

3 love, thou bottomless ahyss ! 
My sins are swallow'd up in thee ; 

Cover'd is my unrighteousness. 

Nor spot of guilt remains on me : 
While Jesus' blood, through earth and skies, 
Mercy, free, boundless mercy, cries. 

4 By faith I plunge me in this sea ; 
Here is my hope, my joy, my rest ; 

Hither, when hell assails, I flee ; 

I look into my Saviour's breast : 
Away, sad doubt and anxious fear! 
Mercy is all that 's written there. 

438 c. M. 

Faith counted for righteousness. 

FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord,— 
My Saviour, and my Head, — 

1 trust in thee, whose powerful word 
Hath raised him from the dead. 

2 Thou know'st for my off'ence he died, 
And rose again for me ; 

Fully and freely justified. 
That I might live to thee. 



JirSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 265 

8 God ! thy record I believe, 

In Abrali'm's footsteps tread; 
And wait, expecting to receive 

The Christ, the promised Seed. 

4 Faith in thy power thou seest I have, 
For thou this faith hast wrought ; 

Dead souls thou caDest from the grave, 
And speakest worlds from naught. 

5 Eternal life to all mankind 
Thou hast in Jesus given : 

And all who seek, in him shall find 
The happiness of heaven. 

439 c. M. 

Continued. — Victorious faith. 

IN hope, against all human hope, 
Self-desp'rate, I believe, — 
Thy quick'ning word shall raise me up ; 
Thou wilt thy Spirit give. 

2 The thing surpasses all my thought ; 
But faithful is my Lord ; 

Through unbelief I stagger not, 
For God hath spoke the word. 

3 Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, 
And looks to that alone; 

Laughs at impossibilities, 
And cries, — It shall be done ! 

4 To thee the glory of thy power 
And faithfulness I give ; 

I shall in Christ, at that glad horn*, 
And Christ in me shall live. 

5 Obedient faith, that waits on thee. 
Thou never wilt reprove ; 

But thou wilt form thy Son in me. 
And perfect me in love. 



266 JUSTIEICATION BY FAITH. 

440 C. M. 

Peace in believing. 

JESUS, to thee I now can fly, 
On wliom my help is laid : 
Oppress'd by sins, I lift mine eye, 
And see the shadows fade. 

2 Believing on my Lord, I find 
A sure and present aid : 

On thee alone my constant mind 
Be every moment stay'd. 

3 Whate'er in me seems wise, or good, 
Or strong, I here disclaim : 

1 wash my garments in the blood 
Of the atoning Lamb. 

4 Jesus, my strength, my life, my rest, — 
On thee will I depend, 

Till summou'd to the marriage-feast, 
"WTien faith in sight shall end- . 

441 -^J^'^'^^^'^Wm. 

This is life eternal. 

THE wisdom own'd by all thy sons, 
To me, God, impart ; 
The Ivuowledge of the holy ones, — 

The miderstanding heart. 
Thy name, holy Father, tell 
To one who would believe ; 
To me thine only Son reveal, — 
Thy Holy Spirit give. 

2 'Tis life eternal to believe 
The heavenly Persons mine : 

Father, and Son, and Spirit give 

That precious faith divine. 
A Trinity in Unity 

My soul shall then adore ; 
And love, and praise, and worship thee, 

Jehovah, evermore. 



JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 267 

442 c. M. 

The blood of sprinkling. 
1\/nr God, my God, to thee I cry; 
IVJ. Thee only would I know ; 
Thy purifying blood apply. 
And wash me white as snow. 

2 Touch me, and make the leper clean ; 
Pui-ge my iniquity: 

Unless thou wash my soul from sin, 
I have no part in thee. 

3 But art thou not already mine? 
Answer, if mine thou art ; 

Whisper within, thou love divine, 
And cheer my drooping heart. 

4 Behold, for me the Victim bleeds, — 
His wounds are open wide ; 

For me the blood of sprinkling pleads, 
And speaks me justified. 

443 s. IT. 

Self-righteousness destroyed. 

A GOODLY, formal saint, 
I long appear'd in sight ; 
By self and Satan taught to paint 

My tomb, my nature, white. 
The Pharisee within 

Still undisturb'd remain'd ; 
The strong man, arm'd with guilt of sin, 

Safe in his palace reign'd, 
2 But, 0, the jealous God 

In my behalf came down ; 
Jesus himself the stronger show'd. 

And claim'd me for his own. 
My spirit he alarm' d, 

And brought into distress ; 
He shook and bound the strong man, arm'd 

In his self-righteousness. 



268 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 

3 Faded my virtuous show, — 

My form without the power ; 
The sin-convincing Spirit blew, 

And blasted every flower : 
My mouth was stopp'd, and shame 

Cover' d my guilty face ; 

1 fell on the atoning Lamb, 
And I was saved by grace. 

444 L. M, 

Graven on the palms of His hands. 

JESUS, the Lamb of God, hath bled ; 
He bore our sins upon the tree ; 
Beneath our curse he bow'd his head ; — 
'Tis finish'd ! he hath died for me. 

2 See, where before the throne he stands, 
And pom-s the all-prevailing prayer ; 

Points to his side, and lifts his hands, 
And shows that I am graven there. 

3 He ever lives for me to pray ; 

He prays that I with him may reign : 
Amen to what my Lord doth say ; 
Jesus, thou canst not pray in vain. 

445 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

No condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. 

AND can it be that I shotdd gain 
An interest in the Saviom-'s blood? 
Died he for me, who caused his pain? 

For me, who him to death pm-sued ? 
Amazing love ! how can it be, 
That thou, my Lord, shouldst die for me ?. 
2 'Tis myst'ry all, — the' Immortal dies ! 

"Who can explore his strange design? 
In vain the first-born seraph tries 

To sound the depths of love divine ; 
'Tis mercy all ! let earth adore : 

Let angel minds inquire no more. 



JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 269 

3 He left his Father's throne above ; 
(So free, so infinite his grace !) 

Emptied himself of all but love, 

And bled for Adam's helpless race ; 
'Tis mercy all, immense and free, 
For, my God, it foimd out me ! 

4 Long my imprison'd spirit lay, 

Fast boimd in sin and nature's night: 
Thine eye diffused a quick'ning ray ; 

I woke ; the dungeon flamed with light : 
My chains fell off, my heart was free, — 
I rose, went forth, and foUow'd thee. 

5 No condemnation now I dread, — 
Jesus, with all in him, is mine ; 

Alive in him, my living Head, 

And clothed in righteousness divine, 
Bold I approach the' eternal throne, 
And claim the crown, through Christ my own. 

446 L. M. 

Embracing the Saviour by faith, 

INTO thy gracious hands I fall, 
And with the arms of faith embrace ; 

Kin^ of glory, hear my call ; 

raise me, heal me by thy grace. 
Now righteous through thy grace I am ; 
No condemnation now I dread ; 

1 taste salvation in thy name, — 
Alive in thee, my living Head. 

2 Still let thy wisdom be my guide. 
Nor take thy flight from me away; 

Still with me let thy grace abide. 
That I from thee may never stray : 

Let thy word richly in me dwell,— 
Thy peace and love my portion be : 

My joy to' endure and do thy wiU, 
Till perfect I am found in thee. 



270 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 

447 c. M. 

The blood applied. 

IN answer to ten thousand prayers, 
Thou pai'cVniiig God, descend : 
Number me with salvation's heirs, — 

My sins and troubles end. 
2 Nothing I ask or want beside, 

Of all in earth or heaven : 
But let me feel thy blood applied, 
And live and die forgiven. 

448 L. M. 

The highway of holiness. 

JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone, — 
He, whom I fix my hopes upon ; 
His track I see, and I '11 pursue 
The narrow way, till him I view. 

2 The way the holy prophets went, — 
The road that leads from banishment, — 
The King's highway of holiness, 

I '11 go, for all his paths are peace 

3 This is the way I long have sought, 
And moum'd because I found it not ; 
My grief a burden long has been. 
Because I was not saved from sin. 

4 The more I strove against its power, 
I felt its weight and guilt the more ; 
Till late I heard my Saviour say, — 
Come hither, soul, I am the way. 

5 Lo ! glad I come ; and thou, blest Lamb^ 
Shalt take me to thee, as I am : 
Nothing but sin have I to give, — 
Nothing but love shall I receive. 

6 Then will I tell to sinners round, 
"WTiat a dear Savioiu- I have found ; 
I '11 point to thy redeeming blood. 
And say, — Behold the way to God. 



JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 271 

449 L.M. 

The riches of His grace. 

WHAT am I, thou glorious God ! 
And -what my father's house to thee, 
That thou such mercy hast bestow'd 
On me, the vilest reptile, me ? 

2 Me, in my blood, thy love pass'd by, 
And stopp'd my ruin to retrieve ; 

Wept o'er my soul thy pitying eye ; 
Thy bowels yearn'd, and sounded, — ^Live ! 

3 Dying, I heard the welcome soiind, 
Eeceived the blessing from above, 

And pardon in thy mercy found, 
Astonish'd at thy boundless love. 

4 Honour, and might, and thanks, and praise, 
I render to my pard'ning God ; 

Extol the riches of thy grace. 

And spread thy sa^dng name abroad. 

5 I magnify thy gracious power, 

And all within me shouts thy Name : 
Thy Name let every soul adore ; 
Thy power let every tongue proclaim. 

450 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 
Th^ covenant signed and scaled. 

THIS day the covenant I sign, — 
The bond of sure and promised peace ; 
Nor can I doubt its power di\ine, 

Since seal'd with Jesus' blood it is ; 
That blood I take, that blood alone, 
And make the cov'nant peace mine own. 
2 But, that my faith no more may know 

Or change, or interval, or end, — 
Help me in all thy paths to go, 

Aad now, as e'er, thy voice attend ; 
And deign, Lord, to call me thine. 
And I will dare to call thee mine. 



272 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 

451 L. M. 

Vows remembered and renewed. 

OIL^TPY day that fix'cl my choice 
On thee, my Saviour and my God ! 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 
And tell its raptui'es all abroad. 

2 happy bond, that seals my vows 
To Him who merits all my love; 

Let cheerful anthems lill his house, 
While to that sacred shrine I move. 

3 'Tis done, the great transaction 's done ; 
I am my Lord's, and he is mine ; 

lie drew me, and I foUow'd on, 

Charm'd to confess the voice divine. 

4 Now rest, my long-divided heart ; 
Fix'd on this blissful centre, rest; 

Nor ever from thy Lord depart : 
With him of every good possess'd. 

5 High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow. 
That vovr renew'd shall daily hear, 

Till in life's latest hour I bow, 

And bless in death a bond so dear. 

452 15th r. M. 12 9, 12 9. 

Joy of the young convert. 

OHOW happy are they, 
^^^lo the saviour obey. 
And have laid up their treasure above ; 

Tongue can never express 

The sweet comfort and peace 
Of a soul in its earliest love. 

2 That sweet comfort was mine, 

When the favour divine 
I recei\od through the blood of the Lamb ; 

When ray heart first believed, 

What a joy I received, — 
What a heaven in Jesus's name ! 



JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 273 

3 'Twas a heaven below 
My Redeemer to know, 

And the angels could do nothing more, 

Than to fall at his feet, 

And the story repeat. 
And the Lover of sinners adore. 

4 Jesus all the day long 
Was my joy and my song : 

that all his salvation might see ; 
He hath loved me, I cried, 

He hath suflfer'd and died. 
To redeem even rebels like me. 

5 the rapturous height 
Of that holy delight 

Which I felt in the life-giving blood ; 

Of my Sa^'iour possess'd, 

I was perfectly blest, 
As if fill'd with the fulness of God. 

453 7th P. M. 8 lines 76. 

Comfort arising from a sense of pardon, 

HAPPY soul, who sees the day, 
The glad day of Gospel-grace : 
Thee, my Lord, thou then wilt say. 

Thee will I forever praise ; 
Though thy wrath against me burn'd, 

Thou dost comfort me again ; 

All thy wrath aside is tum'd, — 

Thou hast blotted out my sin. 

2 Me, behold, thy mercy spares ; 

Jesus my salvation is ; 
Hence, my doubts ; away, my fears ; 

Jesus is become my peace : 
Jah, Jehovah, is my Lord, 

Ever merciful and just ; 

1 will lean upon his word ; 

I will on his promise trust. 
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274 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. 

454 Stli P. M. 4: lines Is 
Love to the Saviour. 

HAEK, my soul, it is tlie Lord ; 
'Tis tliy Savioui", — hear his word. 
Jesus spealcs, he speaks to thee : — 
Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me? 

2 Lord, it is my chief complaint 
That my love is still so faint, 
Yet I love thee and adore : 

for grace to love thee more ! 

455 10th P. M. 8 lines 88 
Thy vows are upon me, God. 

OHOW shall a sinner perform 
The TOWS he hath vow'd to the Lord ? 
A sinful and impotent woitq. 
How can I he true to my word ? 

1 tremble at what I have done : 

send me thy help from above : 
The power of thy Spirit make known, 
Tlie virtue of Jesus's love. 

2 My solemn engagements are vain ; 
My promises empty as air ; 

My vows, I shall break them again, 
And plunge in eternal despair : 

Unless my omnipotent God 

The sense of his goodness impart, 

And shed, by his Spirit, abroad 
The love of himself in my heart. 

456 L. M. 

The healing and cleansing Fountain. 



B 



Y faith I to the fountain fly, 
Open'd for all mankind and me, 



To purge niy sins of deepest dye, 
My life and heart's impurity. 



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JUSTIFICATION BY FATTH. 275 

2 From Christ, the smitten Rock, it Hows, 
The purple and the crystal stream ; 

Pardon and holiness bestows, 

And both I gain through faith in him. 

457 13thP. M. 10 10, 11 11. 

The plentcousness of His grace. 

OWHAT shall I do my Sa-\dour to praise, 
So faitliful and true, so plenteous in gxace ; 
So strong to deliver, so good to redeem, 
The weakest believer that hangs upon him. 

2 How happy the man whose heart is set free ; 
The people that can be joj-ful in thee ; 

Their joy is to Avalk in the light of thy face, 
And still they are talking of Jesus's grace. 

3 For thou art their boast, their glory, and power 
And I also trust to see the glad hom-. 

My soul's new creation, a life from the dead, 
Tjie day of salvation that lifts up my head. 

4 For Jesus, my Lord, is now my defence ; 

1 trust in his word ; none plucks me from thence ; 
Since I have found favour, he all things will do ; 
My King and my Saviom- shall make me anew. 

6 Yes, Lord, I shall see the bliss of thine own : 
Thy secret to me shall soon be made known ; 
For sorrow and sadness I joy shall receive. 
And share in the gladness of all that believe. 

458 14th p. M. 10 11, 10 11. 

Accepted in the Beloved. 

ALL praise to the Lamb ! accepted I am, 
Through faith in the Saviour's adorable Xame 
In him I confide, his blood is applied ; 
For me he hath suffer'd, for me he hath died. 

2 Not a doubt doth arise, to darken the skies, 
Or hide for a moment my Lord from mine eyes : 
In him I am blest, I lean on his breast. 

And lo ! in his wounds I continue to rest. 



276 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 



ADOPTION AND ASSUEANCE. 
459 S. M. 

Knowledge of forgiveness. 

HOW can a sinner know 
His sins on earth, forgiven ? 
How can my gracious Saviour show 
My name inscribed in heaven ? 

2 What we have felt and seen 
With confidence we tell ; 

And publish to the sons of men, 
The signs infallible. 

3 We Avho in Christ believe 
That he for us hath died, 

We all his unknown peace receive. 
And feel his blood applied. 

4 Exidts our rising soul, 
Disburden'd of her load, 

And swells, unutterably full 
Of glory and of God. 

5 His love, surpassing far 
The love of all beneath. 

We find within our hearts, and dare 
The pointless darts of death. 

6 Stronger than death or hell 
The sacred power we prove ; 

And, conqu'rors of the world, we dwell 
In heaven, who dwell in love. 

460 s. M. 

Continued. — The indwelling Spirit. 

¥E by his Spirit prove. 
And know the things of God,— 
The things which freely of his love 



He hata on tis bestow'd. 



ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 277 

2 H:s Spirit, whicli he gave, 
'lOw dwells iu us, we know ; 

The witness in ourselves we have, 
And all its fruits we show. 

3 ITie meek and lowly heart, 
That in our Saviour was, 

To us his Spirit does impart, 
And signs us with his cross. 

4 Our nature 's turn'd, our mind 
Transform'd in all its powers ; 

And both the witnesses are join'd, — 
Thy Spirit Lord, with ours. 

5 Whate'er our pard'ning Lord 
Commands, we gladly do ; 

And, guided by his sacred word, 
We all his steps pursue. 

6 His glory oiu* design. 

We live our God to please ; 
And rise, with filial fear divine. 
To perfect holiness. 

461 s. M. 

Seeking the evidence of acceptance. 

I LISTEN for the voice 
Which speaks my sins forgiven ; 
Speak, Lord, and bid my heart rejoice 

In certain hope of heaven. 
Thy Name may I prove, 

Thy Name inscribed on me ; 
And triumph in redeeming love 
Through all eternity. 

462 c. M. 

The earnest and pledge of joys to come. 

WHY should the children of a King 
Go mourning aU their days? 
Great Comforter, descend and bring 
The tokens of thy grace. 



278 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 

2 Dost thou not dwell in all tliy saints, 
And seal the heirs of heaven ? 

^\^len wilt thou banish my complaints, 
And show my sins forgiven ? 

3 Assui-e my conscience of her part 
In the Redeemer's blood ; 

And bear thy witness with my heart, 
That I am born of God. 

4 Thou art the earnest of his love, — 
The pledge of joys to come; 

May thy blest wings, celestial Dove, 
Safely convey me home. 

463 L. LL 

Rejoicing in forgiving love, 

MY soul, with humble ferv'om- raise 
To God the voice of grateful praise, 
And all my ransom'd powers combine, 
To bless his attributes divine. 

2 Deep on my heart let mem'ry trace 
His acts of mercy and of grace ; 
Who, with a Father's tender care, 
Saved me when sinking in despair ; 

3 Gave my repentant soul to prove 
The joy of his forgiving love ; 
Pour'd balm into my bleeding breast. 
And led my weary feet to rest. 

4.64: L. M. 

Shouting Gocfs praises. 

MY soul, through my Redeemer's care, 
Saved from the second death, I feel; 
Lline eyes from tears of dark despair, 

My feet from falling into hell. 
2 Wherefore to him my feet shall run ; 

My eyes on his perfections gaze ; 
My soul shall live for God alone, 
And all within me shout his praise. 



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ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 27 & 

465 CM. 

The Godhead reconciled. 

COME, Fatlier, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God in persons three ; 
Bring back the heavenly blessing lost 
By all mankind and me. 

2 Thy favour and thy nature too, 
To me, to all restore ; 

Forgive, and after God renew, 
And keep me evermore. 

3 Eternal Sun of Righteousness, 
Display thy beams divine, 

And cause the glories of thy face 
Upon my heart to shine. 

4 Light, in thy light, may I see, 
Thy grace and mercy prove ; 

Revived, and cheer' d, and blest by thee, 
The God of pard'ning love. 

5 Lift up th}^ countenance serene, 
And let thy happy child 

Behold, without a cloud between, 
The Godhead reconciled. 

6 That all-comprising peace bestov/ 
On me, through grace forgiven ; 

The joys of holiness below, 
And then the joys of heaven. 

466 c. To. 

TA€ sfirit of adoption. 

FATHER, I wait before thy thi'one : 
Call me a child of thine : 
Send down the Spirit of thy Son, 

To form my heart divine. 
2 There shed thy promised love abroad, 

And malce my comfort strong ; 
Then shall I say,— My Father, God ! 
With an unwav'ring tongue. 



280 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 

467 6th p. M. 6 lines 7s. 
The Spirit of God dwelleth in you. 

ABBA, Father, hear thy child, 
Late in Jesus reconciled ; 
Hear, and all the graces shower. 
All the joy, and peace, and power; 
All my Saviour asks above. 
All the life and heaven of love. 

2 Lord, I will not let thee go 
Till the blessing thou bestow : 
Hear my Advocate divine : 
Lo ! to his my suit I join : 
Join'd to his, it cannot fail : 
Bless me ; for I wiU prevail. 

3 Heavenly Father, life divine, 
Change my nature into thine ; 

Move, and spread throughout my soul, 
Actuate, and fill the whole : 
Be it I no longer now 
Living in the flesh, but thou. 

4 Holy Ghost, no more delay ; 
Ck)me, and in thy temple stay : 
Now thine inward witness bear. 
Strong, and permanent, and clear: 
Spring of life, thyself impart ; 
Rise eternal in my heart. 

468 2d P. M. 6 lines 88. 
The sanctifying and sealing Spirit. 

FATHER of everlasting grace. 
Thy goodness and thy truth we praise, 
Thy goodness and thy truth we prove ; 
Thou hast, in honour of thy Son, 
The gift unspeakable sent down, — 
Spirit of life, and power, and love. 



ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 281 

2 Send us the Spirit of thy Son, 

To make the depths of Godhead known, 

To make us share the life divine : 
Send him the sprinkled blood to' apply ; 
Send him our soids to sanctify, 

And show and seal us ever thine. 
8 So shall we pray, and never cease ; 
So shall we thankfully confess 

Thy wisdom, truth, and power, and love ; 
With joy unspeakable adore, 
And bless and praise thee evermore, 

And serve thee as thy hosts above : — 
4 Till, added to that heavenly choir, 
We raise our songs of triumph higher, 

And praise thee in a bolder strain ; 
Outsoar the fiijit-born seraph's flight, 
And sing, with i^ll the saints in light, 

Thy everlasting love to man. 

469 c. M. 

Blessedness of adoption. 

AND can my heart aspire so high 
To say,— My Father, God? 
Lord, at thy feet I fain would lie. 
And learn to kiss the rod. 

2 I would submit to all thy will, 
For thou art good and wise ; 

Let each rebellious thought be still. 
Nor one faint murmur rise. 

3 Thy iove can cheer the darkest gloom, 
And bid me wait serene, 

Till hopes and joys immortal bloom, 

And brighten all the scene. 
4: My Father, God, permit my heart 

To plead her humble claim, 
And ask the bliss those words impart, 

In my Redeemer's name. 



2S2 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 

470 3d p. M. 4 6s & 2 83. 

The witness of the Spirit. 

EARNEST of future bliss, 
Thee, Holy Ghost, we hail ; 
Fountain of holiness. 

Whose comforts never fail ; 
The cleansing gift on saints bestow'd, 
The witness of their peace with God. 

2 By thee, on earth, we know 
Ourselves in Christ renew' d ; 

Brought by thy grace into i>ijA 

The family of God ; ((.-<>' i 

Of his adopting love the seal. 
And faithfid teacher of his will. 

3 Great Comforter, descend 
In gentle breathings down; 

Preserve us to the end. 

That no man take our crown ; 
Our Guardian still vouchsafe to be, 08:1' 
Nor suffer us to go from thee. 



471 4th P. M. 886, 888. 

The inward witness. 

THOU great mysterious God unknown, 
Whose love hath gently led me on, 
E'en from my infant days ; 
Mine inmost soul expose to view, 
And tell me if I ever knew 
Thy justifying grace. 

2 If I have only known thy fear. 
And follow'd, with a heart sincere, 

Thy drawings from above ; ■• 

Now, now the further grace bestow, 
And let my sprinkled conscience know 

Thy sweet forgiving love. . ^ 



ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 283' 

3 . Sliort of thy love I would not stop, . . 

A stranger to the Gospel hope, 
The sense of sin forgiven ; 

1 would not, Lord, my soul deceive, 
Without the inward witness live, 

That ante-past of heaven, 

4 If now the witness were in me, 
Would he not testify of thee, 

lu Jesus reconciled? 
And should I not with faith draw nigh, 
And boldly, Abba, Father, cry. 

And know myself thy child ? 

5 Father, in me reveal thy Son, 
And to my inmost soul make known 

How merciful thou art ; 
The secret of thy love reveal, 
And by thy hall' wing Spirit dwell 

Forever in my heart. 

472 c. M. 

Delightful assurance. 

SOV'REIGN of all the worlds on high, 
Allow my humble claim ; 
Nor while, unworthy, I draw nigh. 
Disdain a Father's name. 

2 My Father, God ! that gracious word 
Dispels my guilty fear ; 

Not all the notes by angels heard 

Could so delight my ear. 
S Come, Holy Ghost, thyself impress 

On my expanding heart ; 
And show that in the Father's grace 

I share a filial part. 
4 Cheer'd by that witness from on high, 

Unwav'ring I believe ; 
And Abba, Father, humbly cry; 

Nor can the sign deceive. 



284 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 

473 L. M. 

The bliss of assurance. 

LORD, how secure and blest are they 
Who feel the joys of pardon'd sin ; 
Should storms of wrath shake earth and sea, 
Their minds have heaven and peace within. 

2 The day glides sweetly o'er their heads, 
Made up of innocence and love ; 

\nd soft, and silent as the shades. 
Their nightly minutes gently move. 

3 Quick as their thoughts, their joys come on 
But fly not half so swift away : 

Their souls are ever bright as noon, 
And calm as summer evenings be. 

4 How oft they look to the' heavenly hills, 
Where gi'oves of living pleasure grow ; 

And longing hopes, and cheerful smiles, 
Sit undisturb'd upon their brow. 

5 They scorn to seek earth's golden toys. 
But spend the day, and share the night, 

In numb'ring o'er the richer joys 

That heaven prepares for their delight. 

474 3d P. M. A 6s & 2 83. 

" Abba, Father." 

ARISE, my soul, arise; 
Shake off thy guilty fears ; 
The bleeding Sacrifice 
In my behalf appears : 
Before the throne my Surety stands, 
My name is written on his hands. 
2 He ever lives above. 
For me to intercede ; 
His all-redeeming love. 

His precious blood, to plead ; 
His blood atoned for all om- race, 
And sprinkles now the throne of grace. 



ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 285 

3 Five bleeding wounds he bears, 
Received on Calvary ; 

The}' pour effectual prayers, 
They strongly plead for me : — 
Forgive him, forgive, they cry, 
Nor let that ransom'd sinner die. 

4 The Father hears him pray, 
His dear anointed One : 

He cannot turn away 
The presence of his Son : 
His Spirit answers to the blood, 
And tells me I am born of God. • 

5 My God is reconciled ; 

His pard'ning voice I hear : 
He owns me for his child; 

I can no longer fear : 
With confidence I now draw nigh, 
And Father, Abba, Father, cry. 

475 L. M. 

Filial confidence and joy. 

GREAT God, indulge my humble claim ; 
Be thou my hope, my joy, my rest; 
The glories that compose thy name 
Stand all engaged to make me blest. 

2 Thou great and good, thoti just and wise. 
Thou art my Father and my God ; 

And I am thine by sacred ties, — 

Thy son, thy servant bought with blood. 

8 With heart and eyes, and lifted hands, 

For thee I long, to thee I look ; 
As travellers in thirsty lands 

Pant for the cooling water-brook. 

4 I '11 lift my hands, I '11 raise my voice. 
While I have breath to pray or praise : 

This work shall make my heart rejoice, 
And fill the remnant of my days. 



286 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 

476 1st p. M. 6 lines 8a. 

The antepast of heaven. 

WHERE shall my wond'ring soul begin ? 
How shall I iill to heaven aspire? 
A slave redeem'd from death and sin, — 

A brand pluck' d from eternal fire, — 
How shall I equal triumphs raise, 
Or sing my gi'eat Deliv'rer's praise ? 

2 how shall I the goodness tell, 
Father, which thou to me hast show'd ? 

• That I, a child of wrath and hell, 
I should be call'd a child of God, 
Should know, should feel my sins forgiven, 
Blest with this ante-past of heaven. 

3 And shall I slight my Father's love, 
Or basely fear his gifts to own ? 

Unmindful of his favours prove ? 

Shall I, the hallow'd cross to shun, 
Piefuse his righteousness to' impart. 
By hiding it Avithin my heart ? 

4 No : though the ancient dragon rage, 
And call forth all his hosts to war ; 

Though earth's self-righteous sons engage, 

Them and their god alike I dare ; 
Jesus, the siimer's Friend, proclaim ; 
Jesus, to sinnei-s still the same. 

477 S. K 

The revealing and witnessing Spirit. 

SPmiT of faith, come down, 
Reveal the thmgs of God ; 
And make to us the Godhead known, 

And witness with the blood; 
'Tis thine the blood to' apply, 

And give us eyes to see, 
That He who did for sinners die, 
Hath surely died for me. 



■ADOPTION AND ASSUEANCE. 28? 

2 No man can truly say- 
That Jesus is the Lord, 

Unless thou take the veil away, 
Aiid breathe the living word : 

Then, only then we feel 
Our int'rest in his blood ; 

And cry, with joy unspeakable, — 
Thou art my Lord, my God ! 

3 that the world might know 
The all-atoning Lamb ! 

Spirit of faith, descend and show 

The virtue of his Name : 
Tlie grace which all may find, 
• The saving power impart ; 
And testify to all mankind, 

And speak in every heart. 

478 26th P. M. 7s & 6s. 

The comforts, gifts, and graces of tM Spirit. 

lOD of all consolation. 
The Holy Ghost thou art ; 
Thy secret inspiration 

Hath told it to my heart : 
The blessing I inherit, 

Through Jesus' prayer bestow'd. 
The Comforter, the Spirit, 

The true eternal God. 

2 With God the Son and Saviour, 

With God the Father one, 
The tokens of his favour 

Are now to man made known 
An ante-past of heaven 

'Jliou dost in me reveal, 
Attest my sins forgiven. 

And my salvation seal. 



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288 ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE. 

3 The' indubitable witness 

Of thy own Deity, 
Thou giv'st my soul its fitness 

Thy glorious face to see : 
Thy comforts, gifts, and graces, 

My largest thoughts transcend, 
And challenge endless praises. 

When faith in sight shall end. 

479 1st P. M. 6 tines 8s. 

7%e signature of divine love. 

WHEN shall I hear the inward voice. 
Which only faithful souls can hear ? 
Pardon, and peace, and heavenly joys. 
Attend the promised Comforter : 

come, and righteousness divine. 

And Chi'ist, and all with Christ, are mine. 

2 that the Comforter would come, 
Nor visit as a transient guest ; 

But fix in me his constant home, 

And keep possession of my breast ; 
And make my soul his loved abode, 
The temple of Indwelling God. 

3 Come, Holy Ghost, my heart inspire ; 
Attest that I am born again ; 

Come, and baptize me now with fire, 
Nor let thy former gifts be vain : 

1 cannot rest in sins forgiven ; 
Where is the earnest of my heaven ? 

4 Where the indubitable seal. 

That ascertains the kingdom mine ? 
The powerful stamp I long to feel, — 

The signature of love divine ; 
O shed it in my heart abroad. 
Fulness of love, of heaven, of God ! 



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SANCTIFldATIoi^. 

480 ^^ CM. 

The hope of our high calling. 
'HAT is our calling's glorious hope, 



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But inward holiness ? 
For this to Jesus I look up ; 
I calmly wait for this. 

2 I wait till he shall touch me clean, — 
Shall life and power impart ; 

Give me the faith that casts out sin, 
And purifies the heart. 

3 This is the dear redeeming grace, 
For every sinner free ; 

Surely it shall on me take place, 
The chief of sinners, — me. 

4 From all iniquity, from all, 
He shall my soiil redeem ; 

In Jesus I believe, and shall 
Believe myself to him. 

5 When Jesus makes my heart his home. 
My sin shall all depart ; — -^ 

And, lo ! he saith, I quickly come. 
To fill aiid rule thy heart. ' *■ T 

6 Be it according to thy word';^^^'|^^-^ ^ 
Redeem me from all sin; ''"■" ' 

My heart would now receive thee, Lord ; 
Come in, my Lord, come in ! 

481 L. M. 

The will of God. 

HE wills that I should holy be : ^ ^ 
That holiness I long to feel ; '\'_ 
That full divine conformity ' ^' 

To all my Saviour's righteous will. 
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290 SANCTinCATION. 

2 See, Lord, the travail of tliy soul 
Acconaplisb'd in the change of mine ; 

And plunge mo, every whit made whole, 
In all the depths of love divine. 

3 On thee, God, my soul is stay'd, 
And waits to prove thine iitmost will ; 

The promise by thy mercy made, 
Thou canst, thou wilt, in me fulfil. 

4 No more I stagger at thy power, 

Or doubt thy truth, which cannot move: 
Hasten the long-expected hour, 

And bless me with thy perfect love. 

482 s. M. 

Thy will be done. 

THIS is thy will, I know, 
That I should holy be ; 
Should let my sins this moment go, 

This moment turn to thee. 
2 might I now embrace 

Thine all-sulficient power. 
And never more to sin give place, 
And never grieve thee more. 

483 CM 

The good pleasure of his icill. 

I KNOW that my Redeemer lives, 
And ever prays for me : 
A token of his love he gives, — 
A pledge of liberty. 

2 I find him lifting up my head ; 
He brings salvation near ; 

His presence makes me free indeed, 
And he will soon appear. 

3 He wills that I should holy be I = ■; 
What can withstand his will? i . 

The counsel of his gTace in me ,i i' 
He surely shall fulfil. ,. 



SANCTIFICATION. 291 

4 Jesus, I hang upon tby word ; 
I steadfastly believe 

Thou -wilt return, and claim me, Lord, 
And to thyself receive. 

5 When God is mine, and I am his, 
Of paradise possess'd, 

1 taste unutterable bliss, 
And everlasting rest. 

484 CM. 

The believer^s rest. 

LORD, I believe a rest remains 
To all thy people known ; 
A rest where pure enjoyment reigns, 
And thou art loved alone : 

2 A rest where all our soul's desire 
Is fix'd on things above ; 

Where fear, and sin, and grief expire, 
Cast out by perfect love. 

3 that I now the rest might know, 
Believe, and enter in : 

Now, Saviour, noAV the power bestow. 
And let me cease from sin. 

4 Remove this hardness from my heart ; 
This unbelief removf^ : 

To me the rest of faith impart, — 
The Sabbath of thy love. 

485 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

He saves Ids people front their sins. 

SAVIOUR from sin, I wait to prove 
That Jesus is thy healing name ; 
To lose, when perfected in love, 

Whate'er I have, or can, or am : 
I stay me on thy faithful word, — 
The servant shall be as his Lord. 



292 SANCTIFICATIOK. 

2 Didst thou not in the flesh, appear, 
Sin to condemn, and man to save ? 

That perfect love might cast out fear ? 
That I thy mind in me might have ? 
In holiness show forth thy praise, 
And serve thee all my happy days ? 

3 Didst thou not die that I might live 
No longer to myself, but thee ? 

Might body, soul, and spirit give 

To Him who gave himself for me ? 
Come then, my Master and my God, 
Now take the purchase of thy blood. 

486 c. M. 

He is faithful that hath promised, 

JESUS, the sinner's rest thou art, 
From guilt, and fear, and pain ; 
WTiile thou art absent from the heart 
We look for rest in vain." 

2 when wilt thou my Saviour be ? 
when shall I be clean? 

The true eternal Sabbath see, — 
A perfect rest from sin ? 

3 Tlie consolations of thy word 
My soul have long upheld ; 

The faithful promise of the Lord 
Shall surely be fulfiU'd. 

4 1 look to my incarnate God 
Till he his work begin ; 

And wait till his redeeming blood 
Shall cleanse me from all sin. 

5 that I now the voice might hear 
That speaks my sins forgiven ; 

Thy word is pass'd to give me here 
The inward pledge of heaven.. 



SANCTIFICATION, 293 

6 Thy blood shall over all prevail, 

And sanctify the' unclean ; 
The grace that saves the soul from hell, 

Will save from present sin. 

487 1st P. M. 6 lines Ss. 

All things possible to the believer. 

ALL things are possible to him 
That can in Jesus' name believe : 
Lord, I no more thy truth blaspheme ; 
Thy truth I lovingly receive ; 

1 can, I do believe in thee, — 
All things are possible to me. 

2 "When thou the work of faith hast -wrought, 
I here shall in thine image shine, 

Nor sin in deed, or Avord, or thought. 
Let men exclaim, and fiends repine, 
They cannot break the firm decree, — 
All things are possible to me. 

3 All things are possible to God, — 

To Christ, the power of God in man, — 
To me, when I am all renew'd, — 

When I in Christ am form'd again, 
And witness, from all sin set free, — 
All things are possible to me. 



488 

Christ, the guide and counsellor. 

JESUS, my truth, my way. 
My sure, unerring light. 
On thee my feeble steps" I stay. 
Which thou wilt guide aright. 

2 My wisdom and my guide, 
My counsellor thou art ; 

never let me leave thy side, 
Or from thy paths depart. 



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294 SAXCTIFICATION. 

3 I lift mine eyes to thee, 
Thou gracious, bleeding Lamb, 

That I may now enlighten'd be, 
And never put to shame. 

4 Xever -will I remove 

Out of thy hands my cause ; 
But rest in thy redeeming love, 
And hang upon thy cross. 

5 make me all like thee, 
Before 1 hence remove ; 

Settle, confirm, and 'stablish me, 

And build me up in love. 
G Let me thy witness live, 

When sin is all destroy'd ; 
And then my spotless soul receive, 

And take me home to God. 

489 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

His blood cleanseth from all sin. 

PEIS'XEllS of hope, lift up your heads; 
The day of liberty draws near ; 
Jesus, Avho on the serpent treads, 

Shall soon in your behalf appear. 
The Lord will to his temple come ; 
Prepare your hearts to make him room. 

2 Ye all shall find, whom in his word 
Himself hath caused to put your trust, 

The Father of our dying liOrd 
Is ever to his promise just ; 
Faithful, if we our sins confess. 
To cleanse from all unrighteousness. 

3 ye of fearful hearts, be strong ! 
Your downcast eyes and hands lift up ! 

Ye shall not be forgotten long ; 

Hope to the end, in Jesus hope ! 
Tell him ye wait his gi-ace to prove; ■■. ^ • 
And cannot fail, if Go"d is love. .( ' 



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SANCTIFICATION. 295 

490 1st p. M. 6 Zincs 8s. 

The promises are sure. 

PRIS'NERS of hope, be strong, be bold; 
Cast off your doubts, disdain to fear ; 
Dare to believe ; on Christ lay hold ; 

Wrestle with Christ in mighty prayer ; 
Tell him, — We will not let thee go, 
Till we thy name, thy nature know. 

2 Hast thou not died to purge our sin. 
And risen, thy death for us to plead ? 

To write thy law of love within 

Our hearts, and make us free indeed ? 
That we our Eden might regain, 
Thou diedst, and couldst not die in vain. 

3 The promise stands, forever sure, 
And we shall in thine image shine, 

s*artakers of a nature pure, 

Holy, angelical, divine ; 
In spirit joiu'd to thee, the Son, 
As thou art with the Father one. 

491 4th P. M. 886, 886. 
The glorious hope. 

GLORIOUS hope of perfect love, 
It lifts me up to things above ; 
It bears on eagles' wings ; 
It gives my ravish' d soul a taste. 
And makes me for some moments feast 
With Jesus' priests and kings. 

2 Rejoicing now in earnest hope, 
I stand, and from the mountain top 

See all the land below : 
Rivers of milk and honey rise, 
And all the frutts of paradise 

In endless plenty grow. 



206 SANCTIFICATION. 

3 A land of corn, and wine, and oil, 
Favour' d with God's i)eculiar smile, 

With every blessing blest ; 
There dwells the Lord oiu* Righteousness, 
And keeps his own in perfect peace, 

And everlasting rest. 

4 that I might at once go up ; 
Ko more on this side Jordan stop, 

But now the land possess ; 
This moment end my legal years ; 
SoiTows and sins, and doubts and fears, 

A hoAvling wilderness. 



492 c. M. 

A Jiope full of immortality. 

JOYFUL sound of gospel grace, 
Christ shall in me appear ; 
I, even I, shall see his face, — 
I shall be holy here. 

2 The glorious crown of righteousness 
To me reaeh'd out I view : 

Conqu'ror through him, I soon shall seize 
And wear it as my due. 

3 The promised land, from Pisgah's top, 
I now exult to see : 

My hope is full, (0 glorious hope t) 
Of immortality. 

4 "With me, I know, I feel, thon art ; 
But this cannot suffice. 

Unless thou plantest in my heart 
A constant paradise. 

5 IMy earth thou wat'i*est from on high, 
But make it all a pool ; 

Sf rino^ up, Well, I ever cry ; 
Spring up within my soul. 



SANCTIFICATION. 297 

6 Come, my God, thyself reveal ; 

Fill all this mighty void : 
Thou only canst my spirit fill ; 

Come, my God, my God. 

493 L. M. 

There remaineth a rest for the people of God. 

COME, thou greater than our heart, 
And make thy faithful mercies known ; 
The mind which was in thee impart : 
Thy constant mind in us be shown. 

2 let us hy thy cross abide. 
Thee, only thee, resolved to know, 

The Lamb for sinners crucified, 
A world to save from endless wo. 

3 Take us into thy people's rest, 

And we from our own works shall cease ; 
With thy meek Spirit arm our breast. 
And keep our minds in perfect peace. 

4 Jesus, for this we calmly wait ; 
let our eyes behold thee near! 

Hasten to make our heaven complete ; 
Appear, our glorious God, appear ! 

494 L. M. 

The promised rest. 

GOD of all power, and truth, and grace, 
"NMiich shall from age to age endure ; 
"Wliose word, when heaven and earth shall pass, 
Remains, and stands forever sure : — 

2 That I thy mercy may proclaim, 
That all mankind thy truth may see. 

Hallow thy great and glorious name. 
And perfect holiness in me. 

3 Give me a new, a perfect heart, 

From doubt, and fear, and sorrow free ; 
The mind which was in Christ impart, 
And let my spirit cleave to thee. 



298 SANCTIFICATION. 

4 that I now, from sin released, 
Thy word may to the utmost prove ; 

Enter into the promised rest, — 
The Canaan of thy perfect love. 

495 3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 88. 

Rejoicing in prospect of the blessing. 
"UTE ransom' d sinners, hear, 
X The pris'ners of the Lord ; 
And wait till Christ appear, 

According to his word : 
Eejoice in hope, rejoice with me ; 
We shall from all our sins be free. 

2 In God we put our trust ; 
If we our sins confess. 

Faithful is he and just. 

From all unris^hteousness 
To cleanse us all, both you and me : 
We shall from all our sins be free. 

3 Surely in us the hope 
Of glory shall appear ; 

Sinners, your heads lift up, 
And see redemption near : 
Ao:ain I say. Rejoice with me; 
We shall from all our sins be free. 

4 Wlio Jesus' suff 'rings share, 
My fellow-pris'ners now. 

Ye soon the crown shall wear 
On your triumphant brow : 
Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me ; 
We shall from all our sins be free. 

5 The word of God is siue, 
And never can remove ; 

We shall in heart be pure, 

And perfected in love : 
Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me ; 
We shall from all our sins be free. 



BANCTinCATION. . 299 

6 Then let us gladly bring 

Our sacrifice of praise : 
Let us give thanks and sing, 

And glory in his grace : 
Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me ; 
We shall from all our sins be free. 

496 L. M. 

The land of rest. 

THY loving Spirit, Lord, alone. 
Can lead me forth, and make me free ; 
The bondage break in which I groan, 
And set my heart at liberty. 

2 Now let thy Spirit bring me in, 
And give thy servant to possess 

The land of rest from inbred sin, — 
The land of perfect holiness. 

3 Lord, I believe thy power the same ; 
The same thy truth and grace endure ; 

And in thy blessed hands I am. 
And trust thee for a perfect cure. 

4 Come, Saviour, come, and make me whole 
Entirely all my sins remove ; 

To perfect health restore my soul, — 
To perfect holiness and love. 

497 s. M. 

Purity of heart. 

BLEST are the pure in heart, 
For they shall see our God ; 
The secret of the Lord is theirs ; 
Their soul is his abode. 

2 Still to the lowly soul 

He doth himself impart. 
And for his temple and his throne 

Selects the pure in heart. 



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300 SANCTIFI€ATION. 

498 9th p. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

The new creation. 

LO\Ti] divine, all love excelling, 
Joy of heaven, to earth come down, 
Fix in us thy humble dwelling ; 

All thy faithful mercies crown. 
Jesus, thou art all com^mssion, — 
Pure unbounded love thou art ; 
Visit us w ith thy salvation ; 
Enter every trembling heart. 

2 Breathe, breathe thy loving Spirit 
Into every troubled breast; 

Let us all in thee inherit ; 

Let us find that second rest. 
Take away our bent to sinning ; 

Alpha and Omega be ; 
End of faith, as its beginning, 

Set our hearts at liberty. 

3 Come, almighty to deliver, 
Let us all thy life receive ; 

Suddenly retiu'n, and never. 
Never more thy temples leave : 

Thee we would be always blessing. 
Serve thee as thy hosts above, 

Pray, and praise thee w ithout ceasing, 
Glory' in thy perfect love. 

4 Finish then thy new creation ; 
Pure and spotless let us be ; 

Let us see thy great salvation. 

Perfectly restored in thee : 
Changed from glory into glory. 

Till in heaven we take our place,— 
Till we cast our crowns before thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 



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SANCTIFICATIOK. 301 

499 4th p. M. 886, 886. 

The pure in heart shall see God. 

SAVIOUR, on me the grace bestow, 
That, with thy children, I may know 
My sins on earth forgiven ; 
Give me to prove the kingdom mine, 
And taste, in holiness divine, 
The happiness of heaven. 

2 Me with that restless thirst inspire, 
That sacred, infinite desire, 

And feast my hungry heart ; 
Less than thyself cannot suffice ; 
My soul for all thy fulness cries, — 

For all thou hast and art. 

3 Jesus, the crowning grace impart ; 
Bless me with purity of heart. 

That now beholding thee, 

1 soon may view thy open face, 
On all thy glorious beauties gaze, 

And God forever see. 

500 c. M. 

A perfect heart the Redeemer's throne. 

OFOR a heart to praise my God, 
A heart fi-om sin set free ; — 
A heart that always feels thy blood. 
So freely spilt for me : — 

2 A heart resign' d, submissive, meek. 
My great Redeemer's throne ; 

Where only Christ is heard to speak,— 
Where Jesus reigns alone. 

3 for a lowly, contrite heart. 
Believing, true, and clean ; 

Which neither life nor death can part 
From Him that dwells within : — 



302 SANCTIFICATION. 

4 A heart in every tliouglit renew'd, 
And full of love divine ; 

Perfect, and right, and pure, and good, 
A copy, Lord, of thine. 

5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart ; 
Come quickly from above ; 

Write thy new name upon my heart,— 
Thy new, best name of Love. 

501 L. M. 

The new covenant. 

OGOD, most merciful and true, 
Thy nature to my soul impart ; 
'Stablish with me the cov'nant new, 
And stamp thine image on my heart. 

2 To real holiness restored, 

let me gain my Saviour's mind ; 

And in the knowledge of my Lord, I ' 

Fulness of life eternal find. .0 

3 Remember, Lord, my sins no more, 
That them I may no more forget ; 

But, sunk in guiltless shame, adore, *■•• 

With speechless wonder, at thy feet. 

4 O'erwhelm'd with thy stupendous grace, 

1 shall not in thy presence move ; 
But breathe unutterable praise. 

And rapt'rous awe, and silent love. 

5 Then every murm'ring thought, and vain, 
Expires, in sweet confusion lost : 

I cannot of my cross complain. — 
I cannot of my goodness boast. 

6 Pardon'd for all that I have done, 
!My mouth as in the dust I hide ; 

And glory give to God alone, — 
My God in Jesus pacified. 



SANCTIFICATION. 303 

502 5tlx p. M. 4 linei 7s. 

Perfect submission. 

WHEN, my Saviour, shall I be 
Perfectly resign'd to thee ? 
Poor and vile in my own eyes, 
Only in thy wisdom wise ? 

2 Only thee content to know, 
Ignorant of all below ? 

Only guided by thy light? 
Only mighty in thy might ? 

3 So I may thy Spirit know, 
Let him as he listeth blow : 
Let the manner be unknown, 
So I may with thee be one : — 

4 Fully in my life express 
All the heights of holiness ; 
Sweetly let my spirit prove. 
All the depths of humble love. 

603 L. M. 

Christ all in all. 

HOLY, and true, and righteous Lord, 
I wait to prove thy perfect will : 
Be mindful of thy gracious word, 
And stamp me with thy Spirit's seal. 

2 Open my faith's interior eye : 
Display thy glory from above ; 

And all I am shall sink and die, 
Lost in astonishment and love. 

3 Confound, o'erpower me by thy grace ; 
I would be by myself abhorr'd ; 

All might, all majesty, all praise, 
All glory, be to Christ my Lord. 

4 Now let me gain perfection's height ; 
Now let me into nothing fall. 

As less than nothing in thy sight. 
And feel that Christ is all in all. 



301 SANCTIFICATION. 

604 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The prize of our high calling. 

TO thee, great God of love, I bow, 
Aiid prostrate in thy sight adore : 
By faith I see thee passing now : 

I have, but still I ask for more: 
A glimpse of love cannot suffice ; 
My soul for all thy presence cries. 

2 More favour'd than the saints of old, 
"Who now by faith approach to thee, 

Shall all, with open face, behold 
In Christ, the glorious Deity ; 
Shall see and pufe salvation on, 
The nature of thy sinless Son. 

3 This, this is our high calling's prize ; 
Thine image in thy Son I claim ; 

And still to higher glories rise. 

Till, all transform'd, I know thy name, 
And glide to all my heaven above, — 
My highest heaven in Jesus' love. 

505 L. iL 

Mark of perfection. 

WHAT! never speak one evil word? •. 
Or rash, or idle, or unkind ? 
how shall I, most gracious Lord, 

This mark of true perfection find ? 
2 Thy sinless mind in me reveal ; 

Thy Spirit's plenitude impart; 
And all my spotless life shaU tell 
The'' abundance of a loving heart. 

506 L. M. 

Renouncing all for Christ. 

COME, Saviour, Jesus, from above. 
Assist me with thy heavenly grace : 
Empty my heart of earthly love, 
And for thyself prepare the place. 



SANCTIFICATIOJT. 305 

2 let tliy sacred presence fill, 
And set my longing spirit free ; 

Which pants to have no other -will, 
But night and day to feast on thee. , 

3 While in this region here helow, 
No other good will I pursue : 

I 'U bid this world of noise and show, 
With all its glitt'ring snares, adieu. 

4 That path with humble speed I '11 seek, 
In which my Saviour's footsteps shine, 

Nor will I hear, nor will I speak, 
Of any other love but thine. 

5 Henceforth may no profane delight 
Divide this consecrated soul ; 

Possess it thou, who hast the right. 
As Lord and Master of the whole. 

6 Nothing on earth do I desire. 

But thy pure love within my breast ; 
This, only this, will I require, 
And freely give up all the rest. 

507 s. M. 

The perfect law of love. 

THE thing my God doth hate, 
That I no more may do, 
Thy creature. Lord, again create^ () 
And all my soul renew : 

2 My soul shall then, like thine, 
Abhor the thing unclean. 

And, sanctified by love divine, 
Forever cease from sin. 

3 That blessed law of thine, 
Jesus, to me impart ; 

The Spirit's law of life divine, 
write it on my heart ! 
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106 SANCTIFICATION. 

4 Implant it deep -withm, 
Whence it may ne'er remove, — 

The law of liberty from sin, 
The perfect law of love. 

5 Thy nature be my law, — 
Thy spotless sanctity ; 

And sweetly every moment draw 
My happy soul to thee. 

6 Soul of my soul, remain ! 
Who didst for all fulfil, 

In me, Lord, fulfil again 
Thy heavenly Father's will. 

508 c. M. 

Aspiring after holiness. 

THOU God of all-sufficient grace. 
My God in Christ thou art ; 
may I walk before thy face. 

Till I am pure in heart : 
Until, transform' d by faith divine, 

I gain that love unknown ; 
And bright in all thine image shine, 

By putting on thy Son. 
2 Now, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

In counsel join again. 
To reimpress thine image, lost 

By frail, apostate man ; 
might I, Lord, thy form express, — 

Begotten from above, — 
Be stamp'd with real holiness, -; ., 

And fill'd with perfect love ! 

509 c It. 

Cordial obedience. 

COME, Lord, and claim me for thine own 
Saviour, thy right assert ; 
Come, : gracious Lord, set up thy throne, 
And reign within my heart. 



SANCTIFICATIOIf. 307 

2 The clay of thy great power I feel, 
And i)ant for liberty ; 

I loathe myself, deny my will, 
And give up all for thee. 

3 I hate my sins, — ^no longer mine, 
For I renounce them too ; 

My weakness with thy strength 1 join; 
Thy strength shall all subdue. 

4 So shall I bless thy pleasing sway, 
And, sitting at thy feet, 

Thy laws with all my heart obej, — 
"With all my soul submit. 

510 L. M. 

The light yoke and easy burden. 

OTHxiT my load of sin w-ere gone ; , '' 
that I could at last submit ., 

At Jesus' feet to lay it down — 
To lay my soul at Jesus' feet. 

2 Rest for my soul I long to find : 
Saviour of all, if mine thou art. 

Give me thy meek and lowly miiul. 
And stamp thine image on my heart. 

3 Break off the yoke of inbred sin, 
And fully set my spii-it free ; 

I cannot rest till piu-e wuthin, — 
Till I am w^hoUy lost in thee. 

4 Fain would I learn of thee, my God ; 
Thy light and easy burden prove ; 

The cross all stain'd with hallow'd blood, 
The labour of thy dying love. 

5 I would, but thou must give the power ; 
My heart from every sin release ; 

Bring near, bring near the joyful hour, 
And fill me with thy perfect peace. 



308 SANCTIFICATION, 

511 4th p. M. 8SG, 881^ 
The blessed hope. 

BUT can it be that I should prove 
Forever faithful to thy love, — 
From sin forever cease ? 

1 thank thee for the blessed hope ; 
It lifts my drooping spirits up ; 

It gives me back my peace. 

2 In thee, Lord, I put my trust; 
Mighty, and merciful, and just, 

Thy sacred word is past ; 
And I, -vvho dare thy word believe, 
Without committing sin shall live, — 

Shall live to God at last. 

3 I rest in thine almighty power ; 
'The name of Jesus is my tower 

That hides my life above : 
Thou canst, thou wilt, my helper be ; 
My confidence is all in thee, 

llie faithful God of love, 

4 Wlierefore, in never-ceasing prayer, 
My soul to thy continual care 

I faithfully commend ; 
Assured that thou through life wilt save, 
And show thyself beyond the grave 

]\Iy everlasting Friend. 

512 5th p. M. 4 lines Ta. 
Rejoicing in hope. 

JESUS comes with all his grace, 
Comes to save a fallen race ; 
Object of our glorious hope, 
Jesus comes to lift us up. 
2 Let the living stones cry out ; 
Let the sons of Abrah'm shout : 
Praise we all our lowly King ; 
Give him thanks, rejoice, and sing. 



SANCTIFICATION. 309 

3 We are now his lawful right ; 
Walk as children of the light ; 
We shall soon obtain the grace, 
Pure in heart, to see his face. 

4 We shall gain our calling's prize ; 
After God we all shall rise, 

Fill'd with joy, and love, and peace, 
Perfected in holiness. 

5 Let us then rejoice in hope ; 
Steadily to Christ look up ; 
Trust to be redeem'd from sin, 
Wait till he appear within. 

6 Hasten, Lord, the perfect day ; 
Let thy every servant say, — 

1 have now obtain'd the power, 
Bom of God, to sin no more. 

513 c. M. 

The garner of God. 

COME, thou omniscient Son of man. 
Display thy sifting power ; 
Come, with thy Spirit's winn'wing fan, 
And throughly purge thy floor. 

2 Tlie chaff of sin, the accursed thing, 
Far from our souls be driven ; 

The wheat into thy garner bring. 
And lay us up for heaven. 

3 Whate'er offends thy glorious eyes, 
Far from our hearts remove ; 

As dust before the whirlwind flies. 
Disperse it by thy love. 

4 Then let us all thy fulness know, 
From every sin set free ; 

Saved to the utmost, saved below, 
And perfected in thee. 



310 SANCTIFICATION. 

514 20tli p. M. G6, 77, 77. 
The willing captive. 

JESUS, thoix art our King ! 
To me thy succour bring; 
Christ the mighty one art tliou ; 

Help for all on thee is laid : 
This the word ; I claim it now ; 
Send me now the promised aid. 

2 High on the Father's throne, 
look with pity down ! 

Help, help, attend my call ; 

Captive lead captivity: 
King of glory, Lord of all, 

Christ, be Lord, be lung to me ! 

3 I now would feel thy sway, 
And only thee obey ; 

Thee my spirit pants to meet : 

This my one, my ceaseless prayer, — 

Make, make my heart thy seat ; 
set up thy kingdom there ! 

4 Triumph and reign in me, 
And spread thy victory ; 

Hell, and death, and sin control ; 

Pride, and wrath, and every foe, 
All subdue ; through all my soul, 

Conqu'ring and to conquer go. 

515 c. lyi. 

The omnipotence of love. 

GOD of eternal truth and gi-ace, 
Thy faithful promise seal ; 
Tliy word, thy oath, to Abrah'm's race, 

In me, Lord, fulfil. 
2 That mighty faith on me bestow, :■ 

"Which cannot ask in vain ; 
^Vhich holds, and will not let thee go. 
Till I my suit obtain : — 



SANCTIFICATION. 311 

3 Till thou into my soul inspire 
The perfect love unknown ; 

And tell my infinite desire, — 
Whate'er thou wilt, be done. 

4 On me the faith divine bestow, 
Which doth the mountain move ; 

And all my spotless life shall show 
The' omnipotence of love. 

516 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Perfect peace. 

PEIXCE of peace, control my will ; 
Bid this struggling heart be still ; 
Bid my fears and doubtlngs cease, — 
Hush my spirit into peace. 

2 Thou hast bought me with thy blood, 
Open'd wide the gate to God : 

Peace I ask — but peace must be, 
Lord, in being one with thee. 

3 May thy will, not mine, be done ; 
May thy will and mine be one : 
Chase these doubtings from my heart ; 
Now thy perfect peace impart. 

4 Saviour ! at thy feet I fall ; 
Thou my life, my God, my all ! 
Let thy happy servant be 

One forever more with thee ! 

517 CM. 

Thy commandments are exceeding broad. 

DEEPEN the woimd thy hands have made 
In this weak, helpless soul : 
Till mercy, with its balmy aid, 
Descend to make me whole. 
2 The sharpness of thy two-edged sword 

Enable me to' endure ; 
TUl bold to say,— My hall'wing Lord 
Hath -Nvrought a perfect cure. 



812 SANCTIFICATION. 

3 I see the' exceeding broad command, 
>\Tiicli all contains in one : 

Enlarge my heart to understand 
The mystery unknown. 

4 that, with all thy saints, I might 
By sweet experience prove 

What is the length, and breadth, and height, 
And depth, of perfect love. 

518 c. M. 

Perfect freedom. 

IF thou impart thyself to me, ; 

No other good I need : 
If thou, the Son, shalt make me free, 
I shall be free uideed. 

2 I cannot rest till in thy blood 
I full redemption have ; 

But thou, through whom I come to God, 
Canst to the utmost save. 

3 From sin, — the guilt, the power, the pain, 
Thou wilt redeem my soul ; 

Lord, I believe — and not in vain ; 

My faith shall make me whole. 
•4 I, too, with thee, shall walk in white ; 

With all thy saints shall prove 
The length and depth, and breadth and height, 

Of everlasting love. 

519 5th P. M. 4 lines 78. 

The image of God. 

FATHEE of eternal grace. 
Glorify thyself in me ; 
Sweetly beammg in my face 

May the world thine image see. 
2 Happy only in thy love, 

Poor, unfriended, or unknown: 

Fix my thoughts on things above ; 

Stay my heart on thee alone. 



SANCTIFICATION. 313 

3 To thy gracious will resign'd — 
All thy will by me be done ; 

Give me, Lord, the perfect mind 
Of thy well-beloved Son. 

4 Counting gain and glory loss. 
May I tread the path he trod ; 

Die with Jesus on the cross, — 
Rise with him to live witJi God. 

620 s. M. 

Glorious liberty. 

OCOME, and dwell in me, 
Spirit of power within ; 
And bring the glorious liberty 
From sorrow, fear, and sin ! 

2 The seed of sin's disease, 
Spirit of health, remove, — 

Spirit of finish'd holiness, 

Spirit of perfect love. g 

3 Hasten the joyful day H 
Which shall my sms consume ; '^ 

When old things shall be done away. 
And all things new become. 

4 I want the witness, Lord, ^ 
That all I do is right,— M 

According to thy will and word, — ^ 

Well pleasing in thy sight. 

5 I ask no higher state ; 

Lidulge me bnt in this, ■ • ' 

And soon or later then translate 
To my eternal bliss. 

621 c. M. 

The perfect rest from sin. 

JESUS, my Lord, I cry to thee, 
Against the foe within : 
I want a constant liberty, 
A perfect rest from sin. 



314 SANCTIFICATION. 

2 Thy killing and thy quick'niug power, 
Jesus, in me display ; 

The life of nature, from this hour, 
My pride and passion slay. 

3 Then, then, my utmost Saviour, raise 
My soul with saints above. 

To serve thy will, and spread thy praise, 
And sing thy perfect love. 

622 c. K 

The exceeding great reward. 

THY name to me, thy nature grant ! 
This, only this be given ! 
Nothing beside my God I want ; 
Nothing in earth or heaven. 

2 Come, my Savioiir, come away ; 
Into my soul descend ; 

No longer from thy creatiu-e stay, 
My Author and my End. 

3 The bliss thou hast for me prepared, 
No longer be delay'd ; 

Come, my exceeding great Reward, 
For whom I first was made. 

4 Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
And seal me thine abode ; 

Let all I am in thee be lost. 
Let all be lost in God. 

523 L. M. 

Waiting for the promise. 

JESUS, full of truth and grace ! 
all-atoning Lamb of God ! _, 

1 wait to see thy glorious face ; " O 
I seek redemption in thy blood. 

2 Thou art the anchor of my hope ; 
The faithful promise I receive : 

Burely thy death shall raise me up, 
For thou hast died that I might live. 



SANCTIFICATION. 315 

3 Satan, with all his arts, no more 
Me from the Gospel hope can move ; 

1 shall receive the gTacioi;s power, 
And find the pearl of perfect love. 

4 My flesh, which cries, — ^It cannot be, 
Shall silence keep befoi'e the Lord ; 

And earth, and hell, and sin shall flee 
At Jesus' everlasting word. 

624 c. M. 

Entire purification. 

FOREVER here my rest shall he, 
Close to thy bleeding side ; 
This all my hope, and all my plea, — 
For me the Saviour died. 

2 My dying Saviotir, and my God, 
Fountain for guilt and sin, 

Sprinkle me ever with thy blood. 
And cleanse and keep me clean. 

3 Wash me, and make me thus thine own ; 
"Wash me, and mine thou art; 

Wash me, but not my feet alone, — 
My hands, my head, my heart. 

4 The' atonement of thy blood apply, 
Till faith to sight improve ; 

Till hope in full fruition die. 
And all my soul be love. 

625 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

Entire consecration. 
TIATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
J. One in Three, and Three in One, 
As by the celestial host. 

Let thy will on earth be done ; 
Praise by all to thee be given. 
Glorious' Lord of earth and heaven. 



816 SANCTinCATION. 

2 Vilest of the sinful race, 
Lo ! I answer to thy call : 

Meanest A'essel of thy grace, 

Grace di-vinely free for all ; 
Lo ! I come to do thy will, 
All thy counsel to fulfil. 

3 If so poor a worm as I 
May to thy great glory live, 

All my actions sanctify, 

All my words and thoughts receive ; ^ 
Claim me for thy service, claim 
All I have, and all I am. —r 

4 Take my soul and hody's powers ; 
Take my mem'ry, mind, and will ; 

All my goods, aiid all my hours ; 

All I know, and all 1 feel ; 
All I think, or speak, or do ; . " , -> 

Take my heart, but make it new. < yi. ,r _ 

626 ^€/^^ '^a'^'iM't ^tif^ 

Longing to he dissolved in love. 

TESTIS hath died that I might live, 
V Might live to God alone ; 
In him eternal life receive, 
And he in spirit one. 

2 Saviour, I thank thee for the grace, 
The gift unspeakable ; 

And wait with arms of faith to' embrace. 
And all ihy love to feel. 

3 My soul breaks out in strong desire 
The perfect bliss to prove ; 

My longing heart is all on fire | 

To be dissolved in love. '" 

4 Give me thyself ; from every boast, 
From every wish set free ; 

Let all I am in thee be lost, 
But give thyself to me. 



SANCTIFICATION. 317 

5 Thy gifts, alas ! cannot suffice, 

Unless thyself be given ; 
Thy presence ma.kes my paradise, 

And where thou art is heaven. 

52T a M. 

Soul and body dedicated to the Lord. 

LET Him to whom we now belong. 
His sovereign right assert ; 
And take up every thankful song, 
And every loving heart. 

2 He justly claims us for his own, 
Who bought us with a price : 

The Christian lives to Christ alone ; 
To Christ alone he dies. 

3 Jesus, thine OMn at last receive ; 
Fullil oui' hearts' desire ; 

And let us to thy glory live, 
And in thy cause expire. 

4 Our souls and bodies we resign; 
With joy we render thee 

Our all,— no longer ours, but thine 
To all eternity. 

528 20th p. M. 66, 77, 77. 

Panting for the fulness of Deity. 

SAVIOUR, the world's and mine, 
Was ever grief like thine ? 
TTiou my pain, my curse, hast borne ; 

All my sins were laid on thee : 
Help me, Lord, for thee I mourn ; 

Draw me. Saviour, after thee. 

2 To love is all my wish ; 

I only live for this : 
Grant me, Lord, my heart's desire, 

There, lay faith, forever dwell : 
This I always will require. 

Thee, and only thee to feel. 



318 SANCTIFICATION. 

3 Thy power I pant to prove, 
Eooted and tix'd in love ; 

Strengthened by thy Spirit's might, 
Wise to fathom things divine, 

■^Tiat the length, and breadth, and height, 
What the depth of love like thine. 

4 Ah ! give me this to know, 
With all thy sahits below ; 

Swells my sonl to compass thee : 
Pants in thee to live and move ; 

Fill'd with all the Deity, 
All immersed and lost in love ! 

529 L. M. 

Thirsting for the fulness of love. 

T THIRST, thou woimded Lamb of God, 
JL To wash me in thy cleansing blood ; 
To dwell within thy wounds ; then pain 
Is sweet, and life or death is gain. 

2 Take my poor heart, and let it be 
Forever closed to all but thee : 
Seal thou my breast, and let me wear 
That pledge of love forever there. 

8 How blest are they who still abide 
Close shelter'd in thy bleeding side ! 
Wlio thence their life and strength derive, 
And by thee move, and in thee live. 

4 "What are our works but sin and death, 
Till thou thy quick'ning Spirit breathe ? 
Thou giv'st the power thy grace to move ; 
wondrous grace ! boundless love ! 

5 How can it be, thou heavenly King, 
That thou shouldst us to glory bring ; 
]\Iake slaves the partners of thy throne, 
Deck'd Avith a never-fading crown? 



SANCTIFICATION. 319 

6 Hence our hearts melt, our eyes o'erflow, 
Oiir words are lost, nor will we know, 
Nor will we think of aught beside, — 
My Lord, my Love, is crucified. 

530 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Ardent longings for the blessing. 

C O:\IE, thou universal Good, 
Balm of the wounded conscience, come ! 
The hungry, dying spirit's food. 

The weary, wand'ring pilgrim's home ; 
Haven to take the shipwreck'd in, 
My everlasting rest from sin. 

2 Come, my comfort and delight ; 

My strength and health, my shield and sun 
My boast, and confidence, and might, 

My joy, my glory, and my crown : 
My Gospel hope, my calling's prize ; 
My tree of life, my paradise. 

3 Tlie Secret of the Lord thou art. 
The mystery so long unknown ; 

Christ in a pure and perfect heart ; 

The name inscribed on the white stone : 
Tlie life divine, the little leaven. 
My precious pearl, my present heaven. 

531 CM. 

Love alone victorious. 

WHEN shall I see the welcome hour 
That plants my God in me? 
Spirit of health, and life, and power, 
And perfect liberty. 

2 Love only can the conquest win, 

The strength of sin subdue : 
Come, my Saviour, cast out sin, 

And form my soul anew. 



320 SANCTIFICATION. 

3 No longer then my heart shall mourn, 
While, sanctified by grace, 

1 only for his glory burn, 
And always see his face. 

582 c. M. 

The affections crucified 

TESUS, my life, thyself apply ; 
d lliy Holy Spirit breathe : 
My vile affections crucify; 
Conform me to thy death. 

2 Conqu'ror of hell, and earth, and sin, 
Still with the rebel strive : 

Enter my soul and work within. 
And kill and make alive. 

3 More of thy life, and more I have, 
As the old Adam dies : 

Bury me, Saviour, in thy grave. 
That I with thee may rise. 

4 Reign in me. Lord ; thy foes control, 
Who would not own thy sway ; 

Diffuse thine image through my soul ; 
Shine to the perfect day. 

5 Scatter the last i-emains of sin. 
And seal me thine abode ; 

make me glorious all within, — 
A temple built by God ! 

533 1st P. M. 6 lines 88. 

A lively sacrifice to God. * 

OGOD, what off'ring shall I give ^^'•''i'^ 
To thee, the Lord of earth and skies? 
My spirit, soul, and flesh receive, 

A holy, living sacrifice : 
Small as it is, 'tis all my store ; 
More shouldst thou have, if I had more. 



SANCTIFICATIOIT. 321 

2 Now, then, my God, thou hast my soul : 
No longer mine, but thine I am : 

Guard thou thine own, possess it whole ; 
Cheer it with hope, with love inflame. 
Thou hast my spirit ; there display 
Thy glory to the perfect day. 

3 Thou hast my flesh, thy haUow'd shrine, 
Devoted solely to thy will : 

Here let thy light forever shine ; 

This house still let thy presence fill. 
Soui'ce of life ! live, dwell, and move 
In me, tUl all my life he love. 

4 Lord, arm me with thy Spirit's might : 
Since I am call'd by thy great name, 

In thee let all my thoughts unite ; 

Of all my works be thou the aim : 
Thy love attend me all my days, 
And my sole business be thy praise. 

534 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Panting for purity 

HOLY Lamb, who thee receive, 
Who in thee begin to live. 
Day and night they cry to thee, — 
As thou art, so let us be ! 

2 Jesus, see my panting breast ; 
See, I pant in thee to rest ; 
Gladly would I now be clean; 
Cleanse me now from every sin. 

3 Fix, fix my wav'ring mind ; 
To thy cross my spirit bind : 
Eaiihly passions far remove ; 
Swallow up my soul in love. 

4 Dust and ashes though we be. 
Full of sin and misery. 

Thine we are, thou Son of God ; 
Take the purchase of thy blood ! 



535 5th p. M. 4 lilies 76 

The mind that tvas in Christ. 

JESUS, plant and root in me 
All the mind that was in thee ; 
Settled peace I then shall find; 
Jesus' is a qniet mind. 

2 Anger I no more shall feel, — 
Always even, always still ; 
Meekly on my God reclined ; 
Jesus' is a gentle mind. 

3 I shall suifer and fulfil 

All my Father's gracious will ; 
Be in all alike re sign 'd ; 
Jesus' is a patient mind. 

4 When 'tis deeply rooted here, 
Perfect love shall cast out fear ; 
Fear doth servile spirits hind ; 
Jesus' is a nohle mind. 

5 I shall nothing know heside 
Jesus, and him crucified : 
Perfectly to him he join'd ; 
Jesus' is a loving mind. 

6 I shall triumph evenxtore ; 
Gratefully my God adore ; 
God so good, so true, so kind ; 
Jesus' is a thankful mind. 

7 Lowly, losing, meek, and pure, 
I shall to the end endure ; 

Be no more to sin inclined ; 
Jesus' is a constant mind. 

8 I shall fully be restored 
To the image of my Lord ; 
Witnessing to all mankind, 
Jesus' is a perfect mind. 



SANCTIFICATION. 323 

536 c. H. 

The refining fire of the Holy Spirit. 

JESUS, tMne all-victorious love 
Shed in my heart abroad : 
Then shall my feet no longer rove, 
Eooted and fix'd in God. 

2 that in me the sacred fire 
Might now begin to glow ; 

Burn up the dross of base desire, 
And make the moimtains flow. 

3 that it now from heaven might faU, 
And all my sins consume : 

Come, Holy Ghost, for thee I call ; 
Spirit of burning, come. 

4 Eefining fire, go through my heart ; 
Illuminate my soul ; 

Scatter thy life through every part, 
And sanctify the whole. 

5 My steadfast soul, from falling free, 
Shall then no longer move ; 

"While Christ is all the world to me. 
And all my heart is love. 

537 c. M. 

Ardent desires for the fulness of God. 

I ASK the gift of righteousness, 
The sin-subduing power ; 
Power to believe, and go in peace. 
And never grieve thee piore. 

2 I ask the blood-boxight pardon seal'd, 
The liberty from sin, 

The grace infused, the love reveal'd, 
The kingdom fix'd within. 

3 Thou hear'st me for salvation pray ; 
Thou seest my heart's desire ; 

Made ready in thy powerful day. 
Thy fulness I require. 



J 324 SANCTIFICATION. 

•i My restless soul cries out, oppress'd, 

Impatient to be freed ; 
Nor can I, Lord, nor will I rest. 

Till I am saved indeed. 

5 Thou canst, thou -wilt, I dare believe, 
So arm me with thy power, 

That I to sin may never cleave, — 
May never feel it more. 

538 4th P. M. 886, £ 

Panting after the fulness of love. 

OLOVE divine, how sweet thou art ! 
When shall I find my willing heart 
All taken up by thee? 

1 thirst, I faint, I die to prove 
The greatness of redeeming love, — 

The love of Christ to me. 

2 Stronger his love than death or hell ; 
Its riches are unsearchable ; 

The first-born sons of light 
Desire in vain its depths to see ; 
They cannot reach the mystery. 

The length, the breadth, the height. 

3 God only knows the love of God ; 
that it now were shed abroad 

In this poor stony heart : 
For love I sigh, for love I pine ; 
This only portion, Lord, be mine ; 

Be mine this better part. 

4 that I could forever sit 
With Mary at the Master's feet ! 

Be this my happy choice ; 
My only care, delight, and bliss, 
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this, 

To hear the Bridegroom's voice. 



SANCTinCATION. 325 

5 that I could, with favour'd John, 
Kecline my weary head upon 

The dear Redeemer's breast: 
From care, and sin, and sorrow free, 
Give me, Lord, to find in thee 

My everlasting rest. 

539 6th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Cut short the work in righteousness. 

SAVrOUE of the sin-sick soul. 
Give me faith to make me whole ; 
Finish thy great work of grace ; 
Cut it short in righteousness. 

2 Speak the second time, — Be clean! 
Take away my inbred sin ; 

Every stimibling-block remove; 
Cast it out by perfect love. 

3 Nothing less will I require ; 
Nothing more can I desire : 
None but Christ to me be given ; 
None but Christ in earth or heaven. 

4 that T might now decrease ! 
O that all I am might cease ! 
Let me into nothing fall ; 

Let my Lord be all in aU ! 



540 

Come, Lord Jesus. 

JESUS! at thy feet we wait. 
Till thou shalt bid us rise ; 
Restored to our unsinning state, — 
To love's sweet paradise. 

2 Saviour fi-om sin, we thee receive, 

From all indwelling sin ; 
Thy blood, we steadfastly believe, 

Shall make us throughly clean. 



CM. 



326 SANCTIPICATION. 

3 Since thou wouldst have us free from sin, 
And pure as those above ; 

Make haste to bring thy nature in, 
And perfect us in love. 

4 The coimsel of thy love fulfil ; 
Come quickly, gi-acious Lord ! 

Be it according to thy will, 
According to thy word. 

5 that the perfect grace were given, 
Thy love diffused abroad : 

that our hearts were all a heaven, 
Forever fill'd with God. 

541 c. M. 

Come quickly. 

COME quickly, gracious Lord, and take 
Possession of thine own ; 
!My longing heart vouchsafe to make 

Thine everlasting throne. 
2 Assert thy claim, maintain thy right ; 

Come quickly from above ; 
And sink me to perfection's height, — 
The depth of humble love. 

542 s. M. 

The dominion of sin destroyed. 

PRIS'NERS of hope, arise, 
And see your Lord appear ; 
Lo ! on the wings of love he flies. 
And brings redemption near. 

2 Redemption in his blood. 
He calls you to receive : — 

Lock unto me, your pard'ning God : 
Believe, — he cries, — believe. 

3 The reconciling word, 
"We thankfully embrace ; 

Rejoice in our redeeming Lord, 
And triumph in his grace. 



SANCTIFICATIOK 

4 We yield to be set free ; 
Thy counsel we approve ; 

Salvation we ascribe to tkee, 
And glory in thy love. 

5 Our nature shall no more 
O'er us dominion have : 

By faith we apprehend the power 
Which shall forever save. 



54B 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Speak the word. 

EVER fainting with desire, 
For thee, Chiist, I call; 
Thee I restlessly require ; 
I want my God, my all. 
Jesus, dear redeeming Lord, 

I wait thy coming from above ; 
Help me, Saviour, speak the word, 
Aiid perfect me in love. 

2 Wilt thou suffer me to go 
Lamenting all my days? 

Shall I never, never know 

Thy sanctifying grace? 
Wilt thou not thy light afford? 

The darkness from my soul remove? 
Help me. Saviour, speak the word, 

And perfect me in love. 

3 Thou my life, my treasure be. 
My portion here below: 

Nothing would I seek but thee, — 

Thee only would I know ; 
My exceeding great reward, — 

My heaven on earth, my heaven above : 
Help me, Saviour, speak the word, 

And perfect me in love. 



828 SANCTIFICATION. 

4 Grant me now the bliss to feel 

Of those that are in thee : 
Son of God, thyself reveal ; 

Engrave thy Name on me. 
As in heaven, be here adored, 

And let me now the promise prove ; 
Help me. Saviour, speak the word, 

And perfect me in love. 

544 c. M. 

Noio is the accepted time. 

NOW, even now, I yield, I yield, 
With all my sins to part ; 
Redeemer, speak my pardon seal'd, 
And pm-ify my heart. 

2 Jesus, now my heart inspire 
With that pure love of thine ; 

Enkindle now the heavenly fire, 
To brighten and refine. 

3 Kow purify my faith like gold ; 
The dross of sin remove ; 

Melt down my spirit. Lord, and mould 
Into thy perfect love. 

545 c. M. 

Tlie entire surrender. 

SAVIOUR, welcome to my heart ; 
Possess thy humble throne ; 
Bid every rival. Lord, depart. 
And reign, Christ, alone. 

2 The world and Satan I forsake ; 
To thee I all resign ; 

My longing heart, Saviour, take, - 
And fill with love divine. 

3 may I never tiu'n aside, 
Nor from thy bosom flee ; 

Let nothing here my heart divide; 
I give it all to thee. 



SANCTIFICATION. 329 

546 c. M. 

The work accomplished. 

COME, my God, the promise seal, 
This mountain, sin, remove ; 
Now in my waiting soul reveal 
The virtue of thy love. 

2 I want thy life, thy pm'ity, 
Thy righteousness, brought in : 

1 ask, desire, and trust in thee 
To be redeem' d from sin. 

3 For this, as taught by thee, I pray, 
My inbred sin cast out : 

Thou wilt, in me, thy power display ; 
I can no longer doubt. 

4 Let anger, sloth, desire, and pride, 
This moment be subdued ; 

Be cast into the crimson tide 
Of my Redeemer's blood. 

5 Saviour, to thee my soul looks up, 
My present Saviour thou ! 

In ail the confidence of hope, 
I claim the blessing now. 

6 'Tis done ; thou dost this moment save— 
With full salvation bless ; 

Eedemption through thy blood I have, 
And spotless love and peace. 

547 L. M. 

The evidence of perfect love. 

QUICKEN'D with our immortal Head, 
Who daily. Lord, ascend with thee ; 
Redeem'd from sin, and free indeed, 
We taste our glorious liberty. 

2 Saved from the fear of hell and death, 
With joy we seek the things above ; 

And all thy saints the spirit breathe 
Of power, sobriety, and love. 



330 SANCTIFICATION. 

3 Power o'er the world, the flesli, and sin, 
We tlu'ough thy gracious Spirit feel : 

Full power the victory to win, 
And answer all thy righteous will. 

4 Pui-e love to God thy members find ; 
Pure love to every soul of man ; 

And in thy sober, spotless mind, 

Saviour, oiu- heaven on earth we gain. 

548 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s 

The witness of entire consecration. 

COME, Holy Ghost, all-quick'ning fire, 
Come, and in me delight to rest ; 
Drawn by the lure of strong desire, 
come and consecrate my breast ; 
The temple of my soul prepare, 
And fix thy sacred presence there. 

2 If now thine influence I feel, 
K now in thee begin to live. 

Still to my heart thyself reveal ; 
Give me thyself, forever give : 
A point my good, a drop my store, 
Eager I ask, I pant for more. 

3 Eager for thee I ask and pant, 
So strong the principle divine 

Carries me out with sweet constraint, 

Till aU my hallow' d soul is thine ; 
Plunged in the Godhead's deepest sea, 
And lost in thy immensity. 

4 My peace, my life, my comfort thou, 
My treasiu-e and my all thou art ; 

True witness of my sonship. now 
Engi-aving pardon on my heart : 
Seal of my sins in Chi-ist forgiven. 
Earnest of love, and pledge of heaven. 



MEANS OF GRACE. 



PRAYEE AOT) INTERCESSION. 

549 L. M. 

Design of prayer. 

PRAYER is appointed to convey 
The blessings God designs to give : 
Long as they live should Christians pray; 
They leain to pray when first they live. 

2 If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress ; 
If cares distract, or fears dismay ; 

If guilt deject ; if sin distress ; 
In every case, still watch and pray. 

3 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weai: 
Though thought be broken, language lame, 

Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak ; 
But pray with faith in Jesus' name. 

4 Depend on him ; thou canst not fail ; 
Make all thy wants and wishes known ; 

Fear not ; his merits must prevail : 
Ask but in faith, it shall be done. 

550 c. M. 

What is prayer ? 

PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire, 
Utter'd or unexpress'd ; 
The motion of a hidden fixe 
That trembles in the breast. 

2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh, — 
The falling of a tear, — 

The upAvard glancing of an eye, 
When none but God is near. 

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech. 
That infant lips can try ; 

Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach. 
The Majesty on high. 



332 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, 
The Christian's native air ; 

His watchword at the gates of death, — 
He enters heaven with prayer. 

5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, 
Returning frona his ways ; 

While angels, in their songs, rejoice, 
And cry, — Behold, he prays! 

6 Thou, by whom we come to God, 
The Life, the Truth, the Way,— 

The path of prayer thyself hast trod : — 
Lord, teach us how to pray ! 

551 L. M. 

The mercy-seat. 

FROM every stormy wind that blows, 
From every swelling tide of woes. 
There is a calm, a sure retreat; 
'Tis found beneath the mercy-seat. 

2 There is a place, where Jesus sheds 
The on of gladness on our heads ; 

A place than all besides more sweet, — 
It is the blood-bought mercy-seat. 

3 There is a scene, where spirits blend, 
"^Tiere friend holds fellowship with friend ; 
Though sunder'd far, by faith they meet. 
Around one common mercy-seat. 

4 Ah ! whither could we flee for aid, 
When tempted, desolate, dismay'd? 
Or how the hosts of hell defeat. 
Had suff'ring saints no mercy-seat? 

5 There, there on eagles' wings we soar, 
And sin and sense molest no more ; 

And heaven comes down om- souls to greet, 
WhUe glory crowns the mercy-seat. 



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552 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Lord, teach us to pray. 

TESTIS, thou sov'reign Lord of all,— 
V The same through one eternal day, — 
Attend thy feeblest foll'wer's call. 
And 0, instruct us how to pray ! 
Pour out the supplicating grace, 
And stir us up to seek thy face. 

2 We cannot think a gracious thought, 
We cannot feel a good desire. 

Till thou, who callest worlds from naught, 

The power into om* hearts inspire ; 
And then we in the Spirit groan. 
And then we give thee back thine own. 

3 Come in thy pleading Spirit down 
To us who for thy coming stay ; 

Of all thy gifts we ask but one, — 

We ask the constant power to pray : 
Indulge us, Lord, in this request, 
Thou canst not then deny the rest. 

553 c. M. 

Pray without ceasing. 

SHEPHERD Divine, our wants relieve 
In this our evU day ; 
To all thy tempted foll'wers give 
The power to watch and pray. . 

2 Long as our fiery trials last, — 
Long as the cross we bear, — 

let our souls on thee be cast 
In never-ceasing prayer. 

3 Till thou thy perfect love impart ; 
Till thou thyself bestow, 

Be this the cry of every heart, — 
I will not let thee go ; — 



334 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

4 I will not let thee go, unless 
Thou tell thy name to me ; 

With all thy great salvation bless, 
And make me all like thee. 

5 Then let me on the mountain-top 
Behold thy open face ; 

Where faith in sight is swallow' d up, 
And prayer in endless praise. 

554 c. M. 

The Lord''s Prayer. 

OUR Father, God, who art in hearen, 
All hallow'd be thy name ; 
Thy kingdom come ; thy will be done 
In heaven and earth the same. 

2 Give us this day our daily bread ; 
And as we those forgive 

Who sin against us, so may we 
Forgiving grace receive. 

3 Into temptation lead us not ; 
From evil set us free ; 

And thine the kingdom, thine the power, 
And glory, ever be. 

555 s. M. 

The Lord's Prayer. 

OUR heavenly Father, hear 
The prayer we offer now ; 
Thy name be hallow'd far and near ; 
To thee all nations bow. 

2 Thy kingdom come ; thy will 
On earth be done in love. 

As saintsr and seraphim fulfil 
Thy perfect law above. 

3 Our daily bread supply 
While by thy word we live ; 

The guilt of our iniquity 
Forgive, as we forgive. 



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i From dark temptation's power, 

From Satan's wiles, defend ; 
Deliver in the evil hour. 

And guide us to the end. 

5 Thine shall forever be 
Glory and power divine ; 

The sceptre, throne, and majesty, 
Of heaven and earth are thine. 

6 Thus humbly taught to pray 
By thy beloved Son, 

Through him we come to thee, and say, — 
All for his sake be done. 

656 s. M. 

The spirit of prayer. 

THE praying spirit breathe ! 
The watching power impart ; 
From all entanglements beneath, 

Call off my peaceful heart ; 
My feeble mind sustain. 

By worldly thoughts oppress'd ; 
Appear, and bid me turn again 

To my eternal rest. 
2 Swift to my rescue come ; 

Thine own this moment seize ; 
Gather my wand'ring spirit home, 

And keep in perfect peace : 
Suffer' d no more to rove 

O'er all the earth abroad. 
Arrest the pris'ner of thy love, 

And shut me up in God. 

557 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Encouragements to pray. 

COME, my soul, thy suit prepare ; 
Jesus loves to answer prayer ; 
He himself invites thee near, — 
Bids thee ask him, waits to hear. 



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336 PEAYEE AND INTEECESSIONr. 

2 Lord, I come to thee for rest ; 
Take possession of my breast ; 

There, thy blood-bought right maintain, • 

And without a rival reign. I 

3 While I am a pilgrim here, " 
Let thy love my spirit cheer ; | 
As my guide, my guard, my friend, | 
Lead me to my journey's end. 

4 Show me what I have to do ; 
Every hour my strength renew ; 
Let me live a life of faith, — 
Let me die thy people's death. 

558 L. M. 

Blessings of prayer, 

WHAT various hindrances we meet 
In coming to a mercy-seat ; 
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer, 
But wishes to be often there ? 

2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw, 
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw ; 

Gives exercise to faith and love ; 
Brings every blessing from above. 

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ; 
Prayer keeps the Christian's armour bright; 
And Satan trembles when he sees 

The weakest saint upon his knees. 

559 s. M. 

The throne of grace. 

BEHOLD the throne of grace ; 
The promise calls us near ; 
There Jesus shows a smiling face, 

And waits to answer prayer. 
2 Thine image, Lord, bestow, — 
Thy presence and thy love, — 
That we may serve thee here below. 
And reign with thee above. 



PEAYER AND INTERCESSION. 337 

3 Teach us to live by faith, — 
Conform our wills to thine ; 

Let us victorious be in death, 
And then in glory shine. 

4 If thou these blessings give, 
And thou our portion be, 

All worldly joys we'll gladly leave, 
To find our heaven La thee. 

560 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The power of prayer. 

WONDROUS power of faithful prayer ! 
"What tongue can tell the' almighty grace? 
God's hands or bound or open are, 

As Moses or Elijah prays : 
Let Moses in the Spirit groan, 
And God cries out, — Let me alone ! — 

2 Let me alone, that all my T\Tath 
May rise, the wicked to consume ; 

While justice hears thy praying faith, 

It cannot seal the sinner''s doom: 
My Son is in my servant's prayer, 
And Jesus forces me to spare. 

3 Father, we ask in Jesus' name ; 
In Jesus' power and spirit pray ; 

Divert thy vengeful thunder's aim; 

turn thy threat'ning wxath away! 
Our guilt and punishment remove, 
And magnify thy pard'ning love. 

4 Father, regard thy pleading Son ; 
Accept his all-availing prayer ; 

And send a peaceful answer down, 

In honour of our Spokesman there ; 
Whose blood proclaims our sins forgiven, 
And speaks thy rebels up to heaven. 
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S PRAYER AND INTERCESSION, 

561 S. M, 

The Hearer of prayer. 
TiTE praying souls, rejoice, 
i And bless your Father'^s Name ; 
With joy to liim lift up your voice. 
And all his love proclaim. 

2 Tour mournful cry he hears ; 
He marks your feeblest groan, 

Supi^lies your wants, dispels your fears. 
And makes his mercy koown. 

3 To all his praying saints 
He ever will attend. 

And to their sorrows and complaiats 
His ear in mercy bend. 

4 Then let us still go on 
In his appointed ways,. 

Rejoicing in his Name alone. 
In prayer and humble praise. 

562 11th P. M. 76, 76, 77, TC. 

My help cometh from the Lord. 

TO the hills I lift mine eyes, 
The everlasting bills; 
Streaming thence in fresh supplies. 

My soul the Spirit feels : 
Will he not his help afford? ^ 

Help, while yet I ask, is given : 
God comes down ; the God and Lord 

Who made both earth and heaven. 
2 Faithful soul, pray always; pray. 

And still in God confide ; 
He thy feeble steps shall stay, 

Nor suffer thee to slide ; 
Lean on thy Redeemer's breast ; 

He thy quiet spirit keeps; 
Rest in him, securely rest ; 

Thy watchman never sleeps. 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 339 

3 Neither sin, nor eartli, nor hell, 

Thy Keeper can surprise ; 
Careless slumbers cannot steal 

On his all-seeing eyes ; 
He is Israel's sure defence ; 

Israel all his care shall prove ; 
Kept by watchful Providence, 

And ever-waking Love. 

563 11th p. M. 76, 76, 77, 76. 

Continued. — The Lord is thy Keeper. 

SEE the Lord, thy Keeper, stand 
Omnipotently near : 
Lo ! he holds thee by thy hand, 

And banishes thy fear : 
Shadows with his wings thy head ; 

Guards from all impending harms ; 
Round thee and beneath are spread 

The everlasting arms. 
2 Christ shall bless thy going out, 

Shall bless thy coming in ; 
Kindly compass thee about. 

Till thou art saved from sin ; 
Like thy spotless Master, thou, 

Fill'd with wisdom, love, and power ; 
Holy, pure, and perfect now, 

Henceforth, and evermore. 

564 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 
The Litany. 

SAVIOL^tt, when, in dust, to thee 
Low we bow the' adoring knee, — 
When, repentant, to the skies 
Scarce we lift our streaming eyes, — 
0^ by all thy pain and wo 
Suffer' d once for man below, 
Bending from thy throne on high, 
Hear us when to thee we cry. 



340 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

2 By thine hour of dark despair, 
By thine agony of prayer ; 

By the cross, the nail, the thorn, 
Piercing spear, and tort'ring sconi; 
By the gloom that veil'd the skies 
O'er the dreadful sacrifice, — 
Jesus, look with pitying eye ; 
Listen to our humble cry. 

3 By the deep, expiring groan ; 
By the sad, sepulchral stone ; 
By the vault whose dark abode 
Held in vain the rising God, — 
0, from earth to heaven restored, 
Mighty, re-ascended Lord, 
Saviour, Prince, exalted high. 
Hear, hear, our humble cry. 

665 c. M. 

Thy will be done. 

THY presence. Lord, the place shall fill ; 
My heart shall be thy throne , 
Thy holy, just, and perfect will. 
Shall in my flesh be done. 

2 I thank thee for the present grace, 
And now in hope rejoice ; 

In confidence to see thy face. 
And always hear thy voice. 

3 I have the things I ask of thee ; 
"What more shall I require ? 

That still my soul may restless be, 
And only thee desire. 

4 Thy only will be done, not mine. 
But make me, Loid, thy home; 

Come as thou Avilt, I that resign, 
But 0, my Jesus, come I 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 341 
566 C. M. 

On earth as it is in heaven. 

JESUS, the Life, the Truth, the Way, 
In whom I now believe, 
As taught by thee, in faith I pray, 
Expecting to receive. 

2 Thy will by me on earth be done, 
As by the powers above. 

Who always see thee on thy thi'one, 
And glory in thy love. 

3 I ask in confidence the gi-ace, 
That I may do thy will, 

As angels, who behold thy face. 
And all thy words fulfil. 

4 Surely I shall, the sinner I, 
Shall serve thee without fear. 

If thou my nature sanctify 
In answer to my prayer. 

56T s. M. 

For a single eye. 

GOD of almightj' love. 
By whose sufficient grace 

1 lift my heart to things above, 
And humbly seek thy face : 

Through Jesus Christ the Just, 

My faint desires receive. 
And let me in thy goodness trust, 

And to thy glory Uve. 

2 Whate'er I say or do, 
Thy glory be my aim ; 

My ofTrings all be offer' d through ; 

The ever-blessed Name. 
Jesus, my single eye 

Be fix'd on thee alone: 
Thy name be praised on earth, on high; 

Thy will by all be done. 



342 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

568 c. M. 

For victorious faith. 

OFOR a faith that will not shrink, 
Though press'd by every foe, 
That will not tremble on the brink 
Of any earthly wo ; — 

2 That will not murmur or complain 
Beneath the chast'ning rod, 

But, in the hour of grief or pain, 
Will lean upon its God ; — 

3 A faith that shines more bright and clear 
When tempests rage without ; 

That when in danger knows no fear, 
In darkness feels no doubt ; — 

4 That bears, unmoved, the world's dread frown, 
Nor heeds its scornful smile ; 

That seas of trouble cannot di'own, 
Or Satan's arts beguile ; — 

5 A faith that keeps the narrow way 
Till life's last hour is fled, 

And with a piu-e and heavenly ray 
Illumes a dying bed. 

6 Lord, give us such a faith as this, 
And then, whate'er may come, 

We 'U taste, e'en here, the hallow'd bliss 
Of an eternal home. 

569 s. M. 

For perfect peace. 

JESUS, my Lord, attend 
Thy feeble creature's cry ; 
And show thyself the sinner's Friend, 

And set me up on high. 
From hell's oppressive power 
My struggling soul release ; 
And to thy Father's grace restore ; 
And to thy perfect peace. 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 343 

2 Thy blood and righteousness 

I make my only plea ; 
My present and eternal jye&ce 

Are both, derived from thee. 
Rivers of life divine 

From thee, then- fountain, flow ; 
And all who know that love of thine, 

The joy of angels know, 

570 s. M. 

For diligence and watchfulness. 

A CHARGE to keep I have, 
A God to glorify ; 
A never-dying soul to save, 

And fit it for the sky. 
To serve the present age, 

My calling to fulfil, — 
O may it all my powers engage, 

To do my Master's will. 
2 Arm me with jealous eare, 

As in thy sight to live ; 
And 0, thy servant, Lord, prepare, 

A strict account to give. 
Help me to watch and pray, 

Aiid on thyself rely, 
Assm'ed, if I my trust betray, 

I shall forever die. 

571 ■ L.M. 

Social dedication to God. 

JESUS, our best beloved friend. 
Draw out our souls in sweet desire ; 
Jesus, in love to us descend, — 

Baptize us with thy Spuit's fire. 
2 On thy redeeming name we call, 

Poor and unworthy though we be ; 
Pardon and sanctify us all, — 
Ijet each thy full salvation see. 



344 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

3 Our souls and bodies we resign, 
To fear and follow thy eommand8 ; 

take our hearts, our hearts are thine, 
Accept the service of our hands. 

4 Firm, faitliful, watching unto prayer, 
Our Master's voice will we obey; 

Toil in the vineyard here, and bear 
The heat and burden of the day. 

5 Yet, Lord, for us a resting-place, 

In heaven, at thy right hand, prepare ; 
And till we see thee face to face, 
Be all our conversation there. 

572 L. M. 

For the fire of divine love. 

OTHOU who earnest from above, 
The piu-e celestial fire to' impart, 
Kindle a flame of sacred love, 
On the mean altar of my heart. 

2 There let it for thy glory burn, 
With inextinguishable blaze ; 

And trembling to its Source return, 
In humble love and fervent praise. 

3 Jesus, confirm my heart's desire. 

To work, and speak, and think for thee ; 
Still let me guard the holy fire, 
And still stir up thy gift in me. 

4 Ready for all thy perfect will. 
My acts of faith and love repeat, 

Till death thy endless mercies seal. 
And make the sacrifice complete. 

573 L. M. 

For the Spirit's guidance. 
TESTIS, my Saviour, Brother, Friend, 
V On whom I cast my every care, 
On whom for all things I depend, — 
Inspire, and then accept, my prayer. 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 345 

2 If I have tasted of tliy grace, — 

The grace that sure salvation brings ; 
If with me now thy Spirit stays, 

And, hov'ring, hides me in his wings ; 

3 Still let him with my Aveakness stay, 
Nor for a moment's space depart ; 

Evil and danger tm^n away, 

And keep, till he renews, my heart. 

4 If to the right or left I stray. 

His voice behind me may I hear, — 

Return, and walk in Christ, thy way ; 

Fly back to Christ, for sin is near ! 

574 s. M. 

For fervent zeal. 
TESUS, I fain would find 
V Thy zeal for God in me ; 
Thy yearning pity for mankind, — 

Thy burning charity. 
2 In me thy Spirit dwell; 

In me thy bowels move ; 
So shall the fervour of my zeal 

Be the pure flame of love. 

575 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

For power over temptation. 

HELP, Lord, to whom for help I fly, 
And still my tempted soul stand by 

Throughout the evil day ; 
The sacred watchfulness impart, 
And keep the issues of my heart, 

And stu- me up to pray. 
2 My soul with thy whole armour arm ; 
In each approach of sin, alarm, 

And show the danger near : 
Surround, sustain, and strengthen me, 
And fill with godly jealousy 

And sanctifying fear. 



346 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

3 TVliene'er my careless hands hang dowi^, 
let me see thy gath'ring frown, 

And feel thy warning eye ; 
And starting, cry, from ruin's brink, — 
Save, Jesus, or I yield, I sink ; 

save me, or I die. 

4 If near the pit I rashly stray, 
Before I wholly fall away. 

The keen conviction dart ; 
Recall me by that pitying look, — 
That kind, upbraiding glance, which broke 

Unfaithful Peter's heart. 

5 In me thine utmost mercy show, 
And make me, like thyself below. 

Unblamable in grace ; 
Ready prepared and fitted here. 
By perfect holiness, to' appear 

Before thy glorious face. 

576 s. M. 

For entire consecration. 

JESUS, my strength, my hope, 
On thee I cast my care ; 
With humble confidence look up. 

And know thou hear'st my prayer. 
Give me on thee to wait. 

Till I can all things do ; 
On thee, — almighty to create, 
Almighty to renew. 

2 I want a sober mind, 

A self-renouncing will. 
That tramples down, and casts behind, 

The baits of pleasing ill : 
A soul inured to pain. 

To hardship, grief, and loss ; 
Bold to take up, firm to sustain, 

The consecrated cross. 



PRATER AND INTERCESSION. 347 

3 I want a godly fear, 

A quick discerning eye, 
That looks to thee when sin is near, 

And sees the tempter fly : 
A spirit still prepared, 

And arm'd with jealous care ; 
Forever standing on its guard, 

And watching unto prayer. 

57T s. M. 

For perfect submission. 

I WANT a heart to pray,— 
To pray, and never cease ; 
Never to rnurmur at thy stay, 
Or wish my suif' rings less. 
This blessing, above all, — 

Always to pray, — I want ; 
Out of the deep on thee to call, 
And never, never faint. 

2 I want a true regard, 

A single, steady aim, — 
Unmoved by threat'ning or reward. 

To thee and thy great name ; 
A jealous, just concern, 

For thine immortal praise ; 
A pure desire that all may learn 

And glorify thy grace. 

3 I rest upon thy word, — 
The promise is for me ; 

My succour and salvation. Lord, 

Shall surely come from thee : 
But let me still abide. 

Nor from my hope remove, 
Till thou my patient spirit guide 

Into thy perfect lo\e. 



348 PRAYER AND INTERCESSIOIT. 

578 L. M. 

For sustaining grace, 

MY hope, my all, my Saviour thou ; 
To thee, lo, now my soul I bow ; 
I feel the bliss thy wouuds impart, — 

1 find thee, Saviom-, in my heart. 

2 Be thou my strength, — be thou my way; 
Protect me through my life's short day : 
In all my acts may wisdom guide, 

And keep me, Saviom*, near thy side. 

3 In fierce temptation's dai-kest hour, 
Save me from sin and Satan's power ; 
Tear every idol fi-om thy throne, 
And reign, my Saviom-, reign alone. 

■4 My sufi"'ring time shall soon be o'er; 
Then shall I sigh and weep no more : 
My ransom'd soul shall soar away. 
To sing thy praise in endless day. 

579 c. M. 

For a tender conscience. 

I "WANT a principle withm, 
Of jealous, godly fear; 
A sensibility of sin, — 
A pain to feel it near : 

1 want the first approach to feel, 
Of pride, or fond desire ; 

To catch the wand'ring of my will, 
And quench the kindling fire. 

2 From thee that I no more may part, 
No more thy goodness grieve. 

The filial awe, the fleshly heai't, 
The tender conscience, give. 

Quick as the apple of an eye, 
God, my conscience make ; 

Awake my soul ^^hen sin is nigh, 
And keep it stili awake. 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 349 

3 If to the right or left I stray, 

That moment, Lord, reprove ; 
And let me weep my life away, 

For having grieved thy love. 
may the least omission pain 

My well-instructed soul, 
And drive me to the Hood again, 

Wliich makes the wounded whole. 

580 s. M. 

For watchfulness and circumspection, 

BID me of men beware, 
And to my ways take heed ; 
Discern their every secret snare, 
And circumspectly tread. 

2 may I calmly wait 
Thy succours from above ; 

And stand against their open hate, 
And well-dissembled love. 

3 My spirit. Lord, alarm. 
When men and devils join : 

'Gainst all the powers of Satan arm, 
In panoply divine. 

4 may I set my face. 
His onsets to repel ; 

Quench all his fiery darts, and chase 
The fiend to his own hell. 

5 But, above all, afraid 
Of my own bosom foe, 

Still let me seek to thee for aid, — 
To thee my weakness show : 

6 Hang on thy arm alone. 
With self-distrusting care, 

And deeply in the Spirit groan 
The never-ceasing prayer. 



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581 19tli P. M. 664, 6664. 

For the Saviour^s guidance. 

MY faith looks up to thee, 
Thou Lamb of Calvary : 
Saviour divine, 
Now hear me while I pray; 
Take all my guilt away ; 
let me, from this day, 
•Be wholly thine. 

2 May thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart; 

My zeal inspire ; 
As thou hast died for me, ^^ 

may my love to thee *^ 

Pure, warm, and changeless be — \ 

A living fire. 

3 "Wliile life's dark maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread, 

Be thou my Guide ; 
Bid darkness turn to day; 
"Wipe sorrow's tears away, 
Nor let me ever stray 

From thee aside. 

4 When ends life's transient dream ; 
"WTien death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll ; 
Blest Saviour, then, in love. 
Fear and distress remove; 
0, bear me safe above, — 

A ransom'd soul. 

582 6th P. M. 4 lines Ts. 

For humility and protection. 

GOD of Love, who hearest prayer, 
Kindly for thy people care, 
"WTio on thee alone depend : 
Love us, save us to the end. 



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PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 351 

2 Save us, in the prosp'rous hour, 
From the flatt'ring tempter's power ; 
From his unsuspected wiles, — 
From the world's pernicious smiles. 

3 Save us from the great and wise, •■'^ 
Till they sink in their own eyes, y' 
Tamely to thy yoke submit, 

Lay their honoiu: at thy feet. 

4 Never let the world break in ; 
!^ix a mighty gulf between ; 
Keep us little and unknown, 
rriied and loved by God alone. 

5 Let us still to thee look up, — 
Thee, thy Israel's strength and hope ; 
Nothing know, or seek, beside 
Jesus, and him crucified. 

583 L. M. 

For lowliness and purity. 
TESUS, in whom the Godhead's rays 
V Beam forth with mildest majesty ; 

1 see thee full of truth and grace, 
And come for all I want to thee. 

2 Save me from pride, — the plague expel ; 
Jesus, thine humble self impart : 

let thy mind within me dwell ; 
give me lowliness of heart. 

3 Enter thyself, and cast out sin ; 
Thy spotless purity bestow : 

Touch me, and make the leper clean ; 
Wash me, and I am white as snow. 

4: Sprinkle me. Saviour, with thy blood, 

Aiid all thy gentleness is mine ; 
And plunge me in the purple flood. 

Till all I am is lost in thine. 



852 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 

584 L. M. 

For constant dcvotedness. 

LORD, fill me -svith an humble fear ; 
My utter helplessness reveal ; 
Satan and sin are always near, — 
Thee may I always nearer feel. 

2 that to thee my constant mind 
Might with an even flame aspire ; 

Pride in its earliest motions find, 
And mark the risings of desire. 

3 that my tender soul might fly 
The first abhorr'd approach of ill ; 

Quick as the apple of an eye. 

The slightest touch of sin to feel. 

4 Till thou anew my soul create, 

Still may I strive, and watch, and pray ; 
Humbly and confidently wait, 
And long to see the i)erfect day. 

585 c. M. 

Fo7- the fulness of God's grace. 

JEHOVAH, God the Father, bless, 
And thine own work defend; 
With mercy's outstretch'd arms embrace, 

And keep us to the end. 
Preserve the creatures of thy love 

By providential care : 
Conducted to the realms above, 

To sing thy goodness there. 
2 Jehovah, God the Son, reveal 

The brightness of thy face ; 
And all thy pardon'd people fill 

With plenitude of gi-ace. 
Shine forth with all the Deity, 

Which dwells in thee alone ; 
And lift us up thy face to see. 

On thy eternal throne. 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 353 

3 Jehovah, God the Spirit, shine, 

Father and Son to show : 
With bliss ineffable, divine. 

Our ravish'd hearts overflow. 
Sure earnest of that happiness 

Which human hope transcends, 
Be thou our everlasting peace. 

When grace in glorj ends. 

586 L. M. 

For the Saviour's protection. 
TESUS, I fain would walk in thee,— 
tJ From nature's every path retreat ; 
Thou art my Way, — my Leader be, 

And set upon the rock my feet. 
2 Uphold me, Saviour, or I fall ; 

reach me out thy gracious hand : 
Only ou thee for help I call, — 
Only by faith in thee I stand. 

587 7th P. M. 8 lines 7&. 

For reviving grace. 

LIGHT of life, — seraphic fire, — 
Love divine, — thyself impart; 
Every fainting soul inspire ; 

Shine in every drooping heart : 
Every mournful sinner cheer ; 

Scatter all our guilty gloom : 
Son of God, aj)pear ! appear ! — 

To thy human temples come. 
2 Come in this accepted hour; 

Bring thy heavenly kingdom in ; 
Fill us with thy glorious power, 

Rooting out the seeds of sin : 
Nothing more can we require, — 

We will covet nothing less ; 
Be thou all our hearts' desire, — 

AH our joy, and all our peace. 
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354 PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 
588 S. M. 

For a revival. 

OLOED, thy work revive, 
In Zion's gloomy hour, 
And let our dying graces live 
By thy restoring power. 

2 let thy chosen few 
Awake to earnest prayer ; 

Their covenant again renew, 
And walk in filial fear. 

3 Thy Spirit then will speak 
Through lips of humble clay, 

Till hearts of adamant shall break, — 
Till rebels sh^l obey, 

4 Now lend thy gi-acious ear ; 
Now listen to our cry : 

come, and bring salvation near ; 
Our souls on thee rely. 

589 L.M. 

For mourners in Zion. 

OLET the pris'ner's mournful cries 
As incense in thy sight appear : 
Their humble wailings pierce the skies, 
If haply they may feel thee near. 

2 The captive exiles make their moans, 
From sin impatient to be free : 

Call home, call home thy banish'd ones; 
Lead captive their captivity. 

3 Show them the blood that bought their peacs^ 
The anchor of their steadfast hope, 

And bid their guilty terrors cease. 
And bring the ransom'd prisoners up. 

4 Out of the deep regard their cries ; 
The fallen raise, the mourners cheer: 

Sun of righteousness, arise. 
And scatter aU their doubt and fear. 



PRAYER AND INTERCESSION. 355 

5 Pity the day of feeble things ; 

gather every halting soul ; 
And drop salvation from thy wings, 

And make the contrite sinner whole. 

590 L. M. 

For the lambs of the flock. 

AUTHOR of faith, we seek thy face 
For all who feel thy work begun ; 
Confirm, and strengthen them in grace, 
And bring thy feeblest children on. 

2 Thou seest their wants, thou know'st their names; 
Be mindful of thy yoimgest care ; 

6e tender of the new-born lambs, 
And gently in thy bosom bear. 

3 In safety lead thy little flock, — 
From hell, the world, and sin, secure ; 

And set their feet upon the rock. 
And make in thee their goings sure. 

, 591 L. M. 

For the peace of Jerusalem. 

OTHOU, our Sa,viour, Brother, Friend, 
Behold a cloud of incense rise ; 
The prayers of saints to heaven ascend, 
Grateful, accepted sacrifice. 

2 Regard our prayers for Zion's peace ; 
Shed in our hearts thy love abi'oad ; 

Thy gifts abundantly increase ; 
Enlarge, and fill us all with God. 

3 Before thy sheep, great Shepherd, go, 
And guide into thy perfect will ; 

Cause us thy hallow'd name to know ; ' 
The work of faith in us fulfil. 

4 Help us to make om' calling siu-e; 
let us all be saints indeed. 

And pure, as thou thyself art pure, — 
Conform' d in all thinsfs to our Head. 



356 PRAYER AND INTERdBSSION. 

5 Take tlie dear purchase of thy blood ; — 
Thy blood shall wash us white as snow : 

Present us sanctified to God, 
And perfected in love below. 

592 c. M. 

For the coming of Chrisfs kingdom. 

FATHEPi of me and all mankind, 
And all the hosts above, 
Let every understanding mind 
Unite to praise thy love. 

2 To know thy nature and thy name, 
One God in persons Three ; 

And glorify the great I AM, 
Through all eternity. 

3 Thy kingdom come, with power and grace, 
To every heart of man ; 

Thy peace, and joy, and righteousness, 

in all our bosoms reign. 
4: The righteousness that never ends, 

But makes an end of sin — 
The joy that human thought transcends — 

Lito our souls bring in. 

693 c. M. 

For the waters of salvation. 

FOUNTAIN of life, to all below 
Let thy salvation roll ; 
Water, replenish, and o'erflow 
Every believing soul. 

2 Into that happy number. Lord, 
Us weary sinners take ; 

Jesus, fulfil thy gracious word, 
For thine own mercy's sake. 

3 Turn back our nature's rapid tide, 
And we shall flow to thee. 

While down the stream of time we glide 
To our eternity. 



JAMILY DEVOTION. 357 

4 The well of life to us thou art, — 
Of joy, the swelling flood ; 

"Wafted by thee, with willing heart, 
"We swift return to God. 

5 We soon shall reach the boundless sea , 
Lito thy fulness fall ; 

Be lost and swallow'd up in thee, — 
Our God, our All in All. 



' '"F AMI JiY D E V T 1 N . 

594 ^ ' L.M. 

^^-'^ Rejoicing at the return of the Sabbath. 

MY opening eyes with rapture see 
The dawn of this retiuning day ; 
My thoughts, God, ascend to thee, 
While thus my early vows I pay. 

2 I yield my heart to thee alone. 
Nor would receive another guest : 

Eternal King, erect thy throne, 

And reign sole monarch in my breast. 

3 bid this trifling world retire. 

And drive each carnal thought away ; 
Nor let me feel one vain desire, 

One sinful thought, through all the day. 

4 Then, to thy com-ts when I repair, 
My soul shall rise on joyful wing, — 

The wonders of thy love declare. 

And join the strains which angels sing. 

695 c. M. 

Sunday morning: Preparing for public worship. 

LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear 
My voice ascending high : 
To thee will I direct my prayer, — 
To thee lift up mine eye : — 



358 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

2 Up to the hills %vhere Christ is gone, 
To plead for all his saints ; 

Preseuting, at the Father's throne, 
Our songs and our complaints. 

3 Thou art a God before whose sight 
The wicked shall not stand ; 

Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight, 
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 

4 Now to thy house will I resort, 
To taste thy mercies there ; 

1 will frequent thy holy court, 
And worship in thy fear. 

5 may thy Spirit guide my feet 
Li ways of righteousness ; 

Make every path of duty straight. 
And plain before my face. 

596 L. M. 

Morning : Adoration. 

ARISE, my soul, with rapture rise, 
And, fiU'd with love and fear, adore 
The awful Sov'reign of the skies, 

Whose mercy lends thee one day more 

2 And may this day, indulgent Power, 
Not idly pass, nor fruitless be ; 

But may each swiftly passing hour 
Still nearer bring my soul to thee. 

597 L. M. 

Morning: Sacrifice of praise and prayer. 

AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
Thy daily stage of duty run ; 
Shake off dull sloth, and joj'ful rise 
To pay thy morning sacrifice. 
2 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart. 
And with the angels bear thy part, 
Who all night long unwearied sing 
High praises to the' eternal King. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 359 

3 All praise to Thee, wlio safe hast kept, 
And hast refresh' d me while I slept : 
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 

1 may of endless life partake. 

4 Lord, I my vows to thee renew ; 
Scatter my sins as morning dew ; 

Guard my first springs of thought and will, 
And with thyself my spirit fill. 

5 Direct, control, suggest, this day, 
All I design, or do, or say ; 

That all my powers, with all their might. 
In thy sole glory may unite. 

598 L. M. 

Morning : The Lord is my portion. 

OGOD, my God, my all iiou art: 
Ere shines the dawn of rising day. 
Thy sov'reign light within my heart, 
Thy all-enliv-'ning power, display. 

2 For thee my thirsty soul doth pant, 
While in this desert land I live ; 

And, hungry as I am, and faint, 
Thy love alone can comfort give. 

3 In a di'y land, behold, I place 
My whole desire on thee, Lord ; 

And more I joy to gain thy grace, 
Than all earth's treasures can afibrd. 

4 More dear than life itself, thy love 

My heart and tongue shall still employ ; 
And to declare thy praise will prove 
My peace, my glory, and my joy. 

5 In blessing thee with grateful songs. 
My happy life shall glide away ; 

The praise that to thy Name belongs, 
Hourly, with lifted hands, I'll pay. 



560 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

599 c. M. 

Morning : The Sun of righteousness. 

AWAKE, my sonl, to meet the day ; 
Unfold thy drowsy eyes, 
Aiid bm-st the heavy chain that binds 
Thine active faculties. 

2 God's guardian shield was round me spread 
In my defenceless sleep : 

Let Him have all my waking hours 
Who doth my slumbers keep. 

3 Pardon, God, my former sloth, 
And arm my soul with grace ; 

As. rising, now I seal my vows 
To prosecute thy ways. 

4 Bright Sun of righteousness, arise ; 
Thy radiant beams display ; 

And guide my dark, bewilder'd soul, 
To everlasting day. 

600 c.i\L 

Morning : Self-consecration. 

ONCE more, my soul, the rising day 
Salutes thy waking eyes ; 
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay 
To Him that rules the skies. 

2 Night unto night his Name repeats. 
The day renews the sound ; 

Wide as the heavens on which he sits. 
To tiu-n the seasons round. 

3 'Tis he s-upports my mortal frame ; 
My tongue shall speak his praise : 

My sins might rouse his wrath to flame, 
But yet his wr*th delays. 

4 God, let all my hours be thine, 
Whilst I enjoy the light ; 

Then shall my sun in smiles decline^ 
And bring a peaceful night. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 361 

601 C. M. 

Morning : Thankfulness and trust. 

GIVER and Guardian of our sleep, 
To praise tliy name we wake : 
Still, Lord, thy helpless servants keep, 
For thine own mercy's sake. 

2 The blessing of another day 
We thankfully receive : 

may we only thee obey, 
And to thy glory live. 

3 Upon us lay thy mighty hand ; 
Our words and thoughts restrain ; 

And bow our souls to thy command, 
Nor let our faith be vain. 

4 Pris'ners of hope, we wait the hour 
Which shall salvation bring : 

When all we are shall own thy power, 
And call our .Jesus, King. 

602 S.M. 

Morning: Tribute of praise. 

SEE how the morning* sun 
Pursues his shining way ; 
And wide i)roclaims his Maker's praise, 
With every bright'ning ray. 

2 Thus would my rising soul 
Its heavenly Parent sing, 

And to its great Original 
The humble tribute bring. 

3 Serene I laid me down, 
Beneath his guardian care ; 

1 slept, and I awoke, and foimd 
My kind Preserver near. 

4 My life I would anew 
Devote, Lord, to thee ; 

And in thy service I would spend 
A long eternity. 



362 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

603 S. M. 

Morning : The day-star from on high. 

¥E lift our hearts to tliee, 
Day-star from on high ! 
The sun itself is but thy shade, 
Yet cheers both earth and sky. 

2 let thy rising beams 

The night of sin disperse, — 

The mists of error and of vice, 

Which shade the universe. 

3 How beauteous nature now ; 
How dark and sad before ; 

With joy we view the pleasing change, 
And natiu-e's God adore. 

4 may no gloomy crime 
Pollute the rising day ; 

Or Jesus' blood, like evening dew, 
Wash all the stains away. 

5 May we this life improve. 
To mourn for errors past ; 

And live this short, revolving day 
As if it were our last. 

604 c. M. 

Morning : Grateful praise. 

LORD of my life, may thy praise 
Employ my noblest powers. 
Whose goodness lengthens out my days. 
And fills the circling hours. 

2 While many spent the night in sighs, 
And restless pains and woes, 

In gentle sleep I closed my eyes, 
And undistm-b'd repose. 

3 let the same almighty care 
My waking hours attend ; 

From every danger, every snare. 
My heedless steps defend. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 363 

4 Smile on my minutes as they roll, 

And guide my futm-e days ; 
And let thy goodness fill my soul 

With gratitude and praise. 

605 CM. 

Morning : Confident security, 

ON thee, each morning, my God, 
My waking thoughts attend ; 
In thee are founded all my hopes, — 
In thee my wishes end. 

2 My soul, in pleasing wonder lost, 
Thy boundless love surveys ; 

And, fired with grateful zeal, prepares 
A sacrifice of praise. 

3 God leads me through the maze of sleep. 
And brings me safe to light ; 

And, with the same paternal care. 
Conducts my steps till night. 

4 When evening slumbers press mine eyes, 
With his protection blest, 

In peace and safety I commit 
My wearied limbs to rest. 

5 My spirit, in his hand secure. 
Fears no approaching iU ; 

For, whether waking or asleep, 
The Lord is with me still. 

606 L.M. 

Morning and evening mercies. 

MY God, how endless is thy love ; 
Thy gifts are every evening new ; 
And morning mercies from above. 
Gently descend like early dew. 
2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, 

Great Guardian of my sleeping hours ; 
Thy sov'reign word restores the light. 
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 



364 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

3 I yield myself to thy command ; 

To thee devote my nights and days ; 
Perpetual blessings from thy hand 

Demand perpetual songs of praise. 

607 L.M. 

Evening : Trusting in God. 

GLORY to thee, my God, this night, 
For all the blessings of the light : 
Keep me, keep me, King of kings, 
Beneath the shadow of thy wings. 

2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, 
The ill which I this day have done ; 
That with the world, myself, and thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread • 
The grave as little as my bed ; 

Teach me to die, that so I may 
Else glorious at the judgment-day. 

4 let my soul on thee repose. 

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ; 
Sleep, which shall me more vig'rous make, 
To serve my God, when I awake. 

5 Lord, let my soul forever share 
The bliss of thy paternal care : 

'Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above, 
To see thy face, and sing thy love. 

608 5th P. M. 4 lines Ts. 

Evening : Commvnion icith God. 

SOFTLY now the light of day 
Fades upon our sight away ; 
Free from care, from labour free, 
Lord, we would commune with thee. 
2 Soon from us the light of day 
Shall forever pass away ; 
Then, from sin and sorrow free. 
Take us, Lord, to dwell with thee. 



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FAMILY DEVOTION. 365 

609 9tli p. M. 87, 87. 
Evening : Confidence in God's protection. 

SA'VTiOUR, breathe an evening blessing, 
Ere repose our spirits seal ; 
Sin and want we come confessing ; 
Thou canst save and thou canst heal. 

2 Though destruction walk around us, 
Though the arrows past us fly, 

Angel guards from thee surround us ; 
We are safe, if thou art nigh. 

3 Though the night be dark and dreary. 
Darkness cannot hide from thee ; 

Thou art He who, never weary, 
Watchest where thy people be. 

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us, 
And command us to the tomb, 

May the morn in heaven awake us. 
Clad in bright, eternal bloom. 

610 c. M. 

Evening : Gratitude and trust. 

GREAT God, to thee my evening song 
With gratitude I raise ; 
let thy mercy tune my tongue, 
And fill my heart with praise. 

2 My days, unclouded as they pass, 
And every fleeting hour. 

Are monuments of wondrous grace, — 
Of mercy, love, and power. 

3 Thy love and power, celestial guard, 
Preserve me from all harm : 

Can danger reach me while the Lord 
Extends his mighty arm? 

4 Let this blest hope mine eyelids close ; 
With sleep refresh my frame ; 

Safe in thy care may I repase, 
And wake to praise thy Name. 



366 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

611 C. M. 

Evening : Numberless mercies. 

NOW from the altar of our hearts, 
Let warmest thanks arise ; 
Assist us, Lord, to offer up 
Our evening sacrifice. 

2 This day God was our sun and shield, 
Our keeper and our guide ; 

His care was on our weakness shown,— 
His mercies multiplied. 

3 Minutes and mercies multiplied, 
Have made up all this day ; 

Minutes came quick, but mercies were 
More swift and free than they. 

4 New time, new favours, and new joys, 
Do a new song require : 

Till we shall praise thee as we would, 
Accept our hearts' desire. 

612 L. M. 

Evening : Memorials of His grace. 

THUS far the Lord hath led me on,— 
Thus far his power prolongs my days ; 
And every evening shall make known 
Some fresh memorial of his grace. 

2 Much of my time has run to waste, 
And I, perhaps, am near my home : 

But he forgives my follies past. 

And gives me strength for days to come 

3 I lay my body down to sleep ; 
Peace is the pillow for my head ; 

While well-appointed angels keep 
Their watchful stations round my bed. 

i Thus, when the night of death shall come, 
My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, 

And wait thy voice to rouse my tomb, 
With sweet salvation in the sound. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 367 

613 c. M. 

Evening : Relying upon divine grace. 

LORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray ; 
I am forever thine : 

1 fear before thee all the day, 
Nor would I dare to sin. 

2 And while I rest my weary head, 
From cares and business free, 

♦Tis sweet conversing on my bed 
"With my own heart and thee. 

3 I pay this evening sacrifice ; 
And, when my work is done, 

Great God, my faith, my hope relies 
Upon thy grace alone. 

4 Thus, with my thoughts composed to peace, 
I'll give mine eyes to sleep; 

Thy hand in safety keeps my days, 
And wUl my slumbers keep. 

614 S.M. 

Evening : Commending the soul to God. 

THOU seest my feebleness, 
Jesus, be thou my power, — 
My help and refuge in distress. 
My fortress and my tower. 

2 Give me to trust in thee ; 
Be thou my sure abode : 

My horn, and rock, and buckler be, 
My Saviour and my God. 

3 Myself I cannot save, — 
Myself I cannot keep, — 

But strength in thee I surely have, 
Whose eyelids never sleep. 

4 My soul to thee alone. 
Now therefore I commend : 

Thou, Jesus, love me as Ihine own. 
And love me to the end. 



868 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

615 38th P. M. 86, 86, 88. 

The evening sacrifice. 

THOU, Lord of life, Tvhose tender care 
Hath led us on till now. 
Here, lowly, at the hour of prayer, 

Before thy throne we bow : 
We bless thy gracious hand, and pray 
Forgiveness for another day. 

2 With prayer, our humble praise we bringj 
For mercies day by day : 

Lord, teach our hearts thy love to sing; 

Lord, teach us how to pray : 
All that we have we owe to thee, — 
Thy debtors through eternity. 

3 Thou, blessed God, hast been our guide. 
Through life our guard and friend ; 

Yet still, throughout life's wearied tide, 

Preserve us to the end : 
And when this life's sad journey's past, 
Receive us to thyself at last. 

4 In our Eedeemer's name, for all 
These blessings we implore ; 

Prostrate, Lord, before thee fall, 

And gratefully adore : 
Bend from thy throne of earth and skies, 
And bless our evening sacrifice. 

616 c. SL 

Evening : Cheerful confidence. 

IN mercy, Lord, remember me, 
Through all the hours of night, 
And grant to me most gi-aciously 

The safeguard of thy might. 
2 With cheerful heart I close mine ejes, 

Since thou wilt not remove : 
0, in the morning let me rise 
Piejoicing in thy love. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 369 

3 Or, if this niglit sliould proA'-e my last, 

And end my transient days ; 
Lord, take me to thy promised rest, 

Where I may sing thy praise. 

61 T IQth P. M. S lines 8s. 

Evening : Perfect security. 

INSPIRER and Hearer of prayer, 
Thou Shepherd and Guardian divine. 
My all to thy covenant care 

I, sleeping or waking, resign. 
While thou art my shield and my sun, 

The night is no darkness to me ; 
And, fast as my minutes roll on, 
They bring me but nearer to thee. 

2 A sov'reign Protector I have, 
Unseen, yet forever at hand ; 

Unchangeably faithful to save, — 
Almight}' to rule and command. 

Thy minist'ring spirits descend 

To watch, while thy saints are asleep ; 

By day and by night they attend, 
The heirs of salvation to keep. 

3 Their worship no interval knows ; 
Their fervour is still on the wing ; 

And while they protect my repose, 
They chant to the praise of my King. 

I, too, at the season ordain'd. 
Their chorus forever shall join ; 

And love and adore, without end. 
Their faitliful Creator and mine. 

618 c. M. 

Evening : Angelic guardianship. 

ALL praise to Him who dwells in bliss, 
Who made both day and night ; 
Whose throne is in the vast abyss 
Of uncreated light. 
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370 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

2 Eact thought and deed his piercmg eyes 
With strictest search survey ; 

The deepest shades no more disguise, 
Than the full blaze of day. 

3 "Whom thoii dost guard, Iving of kings, 
No evil shall molest : 

Under the shadow of thy wings 
Shall they securely rest. 

4 Thy angels shall around their beds 
Their constant stations keep ; 

Thy faith and truth shall shield their heads, 
For thou dost never sleep. 

5 May we with calm and sweet repose, 
And heavenly thoughts refresh'd, 

Our eyelids with the morn unclose, 
And bless Thee, ever blest. 

619 L. M. 

Sabbath evening : Thy kingdom come. 

MILLIONS within thy courts have met. 
Millions this day before thee bow'd ; 
Their faces Zionward were set, — 
Vows with their lips to thee they vow'd. 

2 But thou, soul-searching God ! hast known 
The hearts of all that bent the knee ; 

And hast accepted those alone, 
Who in the spirit worshipp'd thee. 

3 People of many a tribe and tongue. 
Of various languages and lands. 

Have heard thy truth, thy glory sung, 
And offer'd prayer with holy hands. 

4 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh, 
Hath fail'd this day some suit to gain ; 

To those in trouble thou wert nigh ; 
Not one hath sought thy face in vain. 



FAMILY DEVOKOX. 371 

5 Thy poor were bountifully fed. — 

Thy chasten'd sons have kiss'd the rod ; 
TTiy mourners have been comforted, — 
The pm-e in heart have seen their God. 

6 Yet one prayer more ; — and be it one, 

In -which both heaven and earth accord ; — • 
Tulfil thy promise to thy Son : 
Let all that breathe call Jesus Lord ! 

620 L. M. 

Night. 
mHEE, in the watches of the ni^ht, 
J Do I not, Lord, remember still, 
And meditate with calm delight 

Upon the counsels of thy will ? 
2 Thy will is my perfection here ; 

And sighs for this, my whole desire, 
To' attain that heavenly character, 

And spotless in thine arms expire. 

621 L. M. 

Self-dedication to the Lord. 

OLOPiD, thy heavenly grace impart, 
And fix my frail, inconstant heart; 
Henceforth my chief desire shall be 
To dedicate myself to thee. 

2 Whate'er pursuits my time employ. 
One thought shall fill my soul with joy : 
That silent, secret thought shall be. 
That all my thoughts are fix'd on thee. 

3 Thy glorious eye pervadeth space ; 
Thy presence. Lord, fills every place ; 
And wheresoe'er my lot may be. 
Still shall my spirit rest with thee. 

4. Renouncing every worldly thing, 
And safe beneath thy spreading wing. 
My sweetest thought' henceforth shall be, 
That all I want I find in thee. 



372 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

622 c. M. 

Peace, love, and unity. 

OLORD, another day has flown, 
And we, a lowly band, 
Are met once more before thy throne, 
To bless thy fost'ring hand. 

2 Thy heavenly grace to each impart ; 
All evil far remove ; 

And shed abroad in every heart 
Thine everlasting love. 

3 Our souls, obedient to thy sway, 
In Christian bonds unite: 

Let peace and love conclude the day, 
And hail the morning light. 

4 Thus chasten'd, cleansed, entu-ely thine, 
A flock by Jesus led, — 

The sun of holiness shall shine 
In glory on our head. 

5 And thou wilt turn our wand'ring feet. 
And thou wilt bless om- way, 

Till ^^•orlds shall fade, and faith shall greet 
The dawn of endless day. 

623 P. M. 884, 884. 

Tribute of gratitude. 

FATHER of spirits! hear our prayer; 
Our life, our hope, our comforter, 

Our strong abode : 
To thee our thankful hearts we raise. 
And humbly, gladly hjvxn. thy praise, 

Preserver, God! 
2 Thy gentle hand hath smoothed our way; 
Fed and sustain'd us day by day ; 

In thee we move : 
may thy mercies, Lord, inspire 
Om" hearts with gxatitude, and fire 

Our sculs with love. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 873 

624 CM. 

Habitual devotion. 

WHILE ttee I seek, protecting Power, 
Be my vain wishes still'd ; 
And may this consecrated horn- 
With better hopes he till'd. 

2 lliy love the power of thought hestow'd ; 
To thee my thoughts would soar : 

Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd ; 
That mercy I adore. 

3 In each event of life, how clear 
Thy ruling hand I see ; 

Each blessing to my soul most dear, 
Because conferr'd by thee. 

4 In every joy that crowns my days. 
In every pain I bear. 

My heart shall find delight in praise, 
Or seek relief in prayer. 

5 When gladness wings my favour'd hour. 
Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; 

Eesign'd, when storms of sorrow lower, 
My soul shall meet thy will. 

6 My lifted eye, without a tear. 
The gath'ring storm shall see : 

My steadfast heart shall know no fear ; 
That heart will rest on thee. 

625 L. M. 

Infinite indebtedness. 

GREAT God, let all our tuneful powers 
Awake, and sing thy mighty Name : 
Thy hand revolves the circling hours — 

Thy hand, from whence our being came. 
2 Seasons and moons, still rolling round 
In beauteous order, speak thy praise ; 
And years, with smiling mercy crown'd, 
To thee successive honours raise. 



374 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

S Our life, and healtli, and friends, we owe 
All to thy vast, imbounded love ; 

Ten thousand precious gifts below, 
And hope of nobler joys above. 

4 Thus may we sing till nature cease, — 
Till sense and language are no more ; 

And, after death, thy boundless grace 
Through everlasting years adore. 

626 4th p. M. 886, 886. 

For the head of a faviily. 

I AND my house will serve the Lord : 
But first, obedient to his word 
I must myself appear ; 
By actions, words, and tempers, show 
That I my heavenly Master know, 
And serve with heart sincere. 

2 I must the fair example set ; 
From those that on my pleasure wait 

The stumbling-block remove ; 
Their duty by my life explain, 
And still in all my works maintain 

The dignity of love. 

3 Easy to be entreated, mild, 
Quickly appeased and reconciled, 

A foll'wer of my God : 
A saint indeed I long to be, 
iind lead my faithful family 

In the celestial road. 

4 Lord, if thou didst the wish infuse, 
A vessel fitted for thy use 

Into thy hands receive : 
Work in me both to will and do ; 
And show them how believers true, 

And real Chiistians, live. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 375 

627 s. M. 

Household consecration. 

THE power to bless my house, 
Belongs to God alone ; 
Yet rend'ring him my constant vows, 
He sends his blessings down. 

2 Shall I not then engage 

My house to serve the Lord, — 
To search the soul-converting page. 
And feed upon his word : — 

3 To ask, with faith and hope, 
The grace which he supplies, 

In prayer and praise to offer up 
Their daily sacrifice? 

4 Let each his sin eschew, 
Through thy restraining grace ; 

Our Father Abrah'm's steps pursue. 
And walk in all thy ways. 

5 Saviour of men, incline 

The hearts which thou hast made, — 
Which thou hast bought with blood divine, 
To ask thy promised aid. 

6 Me and my house receive, 
Thy fam'ly to increase ; 

And let us in thy favour live, 
And let us die in peace. 

628 L. M. 

Commencing the labours of the day. 

FORTH in thy name, Lord, I go, 
My daily labours to pursue ; 
Thee, only thee, resolved to know. 

In all I think, or speak, or do. 
2 Thee will I set at my right hand. 

Whose eyes mine inmost substance see ; 
And labour on at thy command. 
And offer all my works to thee. 



376 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

3 Give nie to bear tliy easj- yote, 
And every moment watch and pray ; 

And still to things eternal look, 
And hasten to thy glorious day :^ 

4 For thee delightfully employ 
Wliate'er thy bounteous grace has given ; 

And run my course -with even joy, 

And closely walk with thee to heaven. 



629 1st P. M. 6 lines 8? 

For a blessing on the children. 

CAPTArN" of our salvation, take 
Tlie souls we here present to thee, 
And fit for thy gi'eat service make 

These heirs of immortality : 
And let them in thine image rise, 
And then transplant to paradise. 

2 lTnsi>otted from the world, and pure. 
Preserve them for thy glorious cause, 

Accustom' d daily to endm-e 

The welcome burden of thy cross ; 
Inured to toil and patient pain. 
Till all thy perfect mind they gain. 

3 Our sons henceforth be wholly thine, 
And serve and love thee all their days; 

Infuse the principle divine 

In all who here expect thy grace ; 
Let each improve the grace bestow'd ; 
Pdse every child a man of God. 

4 Train up thy hardy soldiers, Lord, 
In all their Captain's steps to tread ; 

Or send them to proclaim thy word, — 

Thy gospel through the world to spread ; 
Freely as they receive to give, 
And preach the death by which we live ! 



630 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 377 

L. M. 



No success without God's blessing. 

EXCEPT the Lord our labours bless, 
In vain stall we desire success ; 
Except bis guardian power restrain, 
The watchman waketh but in vain. 

2 'Tis useless toU our stores to keep, — 
Early to rise, and late to sleep, — 
Unless the Lord, who reigns on Mgh, 
His providential care supply. 

3 Grant, Lord, that we may ever flee 
For guidance and for help to thee ; 
Thy blessing ask, whate'er we do. 
And in thy strength our work pursue. 

631 c. M. 

On returning from a journey. 

THOU, Lord, hast blest my going out ; 
bless my coming in : 
Compass my weakness round about, 
And keep me safe from sin. 

2 Still hide me in thy secret place ; 
Thy tabernacle spread : 

Shelter me with preserving grace, 
And screen my naked head. 

3 To thee for refuge may I run, 
From sin's allming snare : 

Eeady its first approach to shun, 
And watching unto prayer. 

4 that I never, never more 
Might from thy ways depart : 

Here let me give my wand'rings o'er. 

By giving thee my heart. 
6 Fix my new heart on things above, 

And then from earth release ; 
1 ask not life, but let me love. 

And lay me down in peace. 



378 FAMILY DEVOTIOIsr. 

632 Sith p. M. 77, 76. 

Have mercy on us. 

LORD of mercy and of might, 
Of mankind tlie life and light, 
Maker, Teacher, Infinite, — 
Jesus ! hear and save. 

2 Strong Creator, Sa^'iou^ mild, 
Humbled to a little child, 
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled, — 

Jesus ! hear and save. 

3 Borne aloft on angels' wings, 
Throned above celestial things. 
Lord of lords, and King of kings — 

Jesus ! hear and save. 

4 Soon to come to earth again. 
Judge of angels and of men. 
Hear us now, and hear us then, — 

Jesus ! hear and save. 

633 c. M 

Acquiescence in the Divine Will. 

AUTHOR of good, we rest on thee : 
Thine ever watchful eye 
Alone our real wants can see, — 
Thy hand alone supply. 

2 In thine all gi-acious providence 
Our cheerful hopes confide ; 

let thy power be our defence, — 
Thy love our footsteps guide. 

3 And since, by passion's force subdued, 
Too oft, with stubborn will. 

We blindly shun the latent good, 
And grasp the specious ill, — 

4 Not what we wish, but what we want, 
Let mercy still supply : , 

The good unask'd, Father, grant ; 
The ill, though ask'd, deny. 



FAMILY DEVOTIOIT. 379 

634 CM. 

In deep affliction. 

OGOD, who madest earth and sky, 
The darkness and the day, 
Give ear to this thy family, 
And help us Avhen we pray : — 

2 For wild the waves of bitterness 
Around our vessel roar. 

And lieavy grows the pilot's heart, 
To view the rocky shore. 

3 The cross our Master bore for us, 
For him we fain would bear ; 

But mortal strength to weakness turns, 
And courage to despair. 

4 Have mercy on our failings, Lord ; 
Oiu" sinking faith renew ; 

And when thy sorrows visit us, 
send thy patience too. 

635 L. M. 

Parting of friends. 

THY presence, everlasting God ! 
Wide o'er all nature spreads abroad: 
Thy watchful eyes, which cannot sleep, 
In every place thy children keep. 

2 While near each other we remain, 
TIlou dost our lives and souls sustain; 
When sep'rate, happy if we share 
Thy smiley and thy paternal care. 

3 To thee we all our ways commit. 
And seek our comforts near thy feet ; 
Still on our souls vouchsafe to shine, 
And guard and guide us still as thine. 

4 Bring us again to pay our vows, 
Lord, in thy beloved house ; 
Or, if that joy no more be known, 
may we meet around thy throne. 



380 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

636 L. ]y 

On changing place of abode. 

SOLE Sov'reign of the earth and skies, 
Supremely good, supremely wise, 
Fix thou the place of our abode, 
But let it still be near our God. 

2 On earth we weary pilgrims roam. 
Nor find, nor hope, a lasting home ; 
We seek a house not made with hands 
A heavenly house, which ever stands. 

3 Yet while we sojourn here below, 
Let streams of mercy round us flow ; 
And when our destined race is run, 
Assign us mansions near thy thron'? 

637 6th p. ¥. G if/ii(j ', 3 

Death of a child. 

¥HFJlEFORE should I make mv moan, 
Now the darling child is dead? 
He to early rest is gone, — 
He to paradise is fled : 

1 shall go to him, but he 
Never shall return to me. 

2 God forbids his longer stay ; 
God recalls the precious loan ; 

God hath taken him away. 

From my bosom to his own : 
Surely Avhat he wills is best ; 
Happy in his will I rest. 

3 Faith cries out, — It is the Lord, 
Let him do as seems him good ! 

Be thy holy name adored ; 

Take the gift awhile bestow'd: 
Take the child no longer mine ; 
Thine he is, forever thine. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 381 

638 c. M. 

Overwhelming grief. 

OTHOU, who in the olive shade, 
When the dark hour came on, 
Didst, with a breath of heavenly aid, 
Strengthen thy suff'ring Son, — 

2 0, by the anguish of that night, 
Send us down blest relief; 

Or, to the chasten'd, let thy might 
Hallow this whelming grief. 

3 And thou, that, when the starry sky 
Saw the dread strife begun. 

Didst teach adoring faith to cry, — 
Father, thy will be done : — 

4 By thy meek Spirit, thou, of all 
That e'er have moru-n'd the chief, 

Blest Saviour, if the stroke must fall, 
Hallow this whelming grief. 

639 10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. 

Happiness of those whom God correcteth. 

HOW happy the sorrowful man, 
Whose sorrow is sent from above ! 
Indulged with a visit of pain, — 

Chastised by omnipotent love ; 
The Author of all his distress 

He comes by affliction to know, 
And God he in heaven shall bless. 

That ever he suffer' d below. 
2 Thus, thus may I happily grieve. 

And bear the intent of his rod ; 
The marks of adoption receive, — 

The strokes of a merciful God : 
With nearer access to his throne. 

My burden of folly confess ; 
Tlie cause of my miseries own. 

And cry for an answer of peace . 



382 FAMILY DEVOTION. 

3 Father of mercies, on me, 
On me, in affliction, bestow 

A poorer of applying to tliee, — 
A sanctified use of my wo : 

1 Avould, in a spirit of prayer. 

To all thy appointments submit ; 
The pledge of ray happiness beai', 
And joyfully die at thy feet. 

4 Then, Father, and never till then, 
I all the felicity prove, 

Of living a moment in pain, — 

Of dying in Jesus' s love : 
A sufferer here with my Lord, 

"With Jesus above I sit down ; 
Receive an eternal reward, 

And glory obtain in a crown. 

640 4th P. M. 886, 88G. 

Death of a relative or friend. 

IF death our fx-iends and us divide. 
Thou dost not, Lord, our sorrow chide, 
Or frown, our tears to see ; 
Restraiu'd from passionate excess, 
Thou bidd'st us mourn in calm distress 
For them that rest in thee. 

2 We feel a strong immortal hope. 
Which bears our mournful spirits up. 

Beneath their mountain load ; 
Eedeem'd from death, and gi'ief, and pain, 
We soon shall find our friend again 

Within the arms of God. 

3 Pass a few fleeting moments more. 
And death the blessing shall restore 

Which death has snatch'd away; 
For us thou wilt the summons send, 
And give us back oiu- parted friend. 

In that eternal day. 



FAMILY DEVOTION. 383 

641 L. M. 

Sustaining graa prayed for. 

TAUGHT by our Lord, we will not pray 
Out of the world to be removed ; 
But keep us, in our evil day, 

Till patient faith is fully proved. 
2 From sin, the world, and Satan's snare, 

The members of thy Son defend, 
Till all thy character we bear, 
And grace matured in glory end. 

642 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

Bereavement and resignation. 

JESUS, while our hearts are bleeding 
O'er the spoils that death has won, 
We would, at this solemn meeting, 
Calmly say, — Thy will be done. 

2 Though cast down, we're not forsaken ; 
Though afflicted, not alone : 

Thou didst give, and thou hast taken ; 
Blessed Lord, — Thy will be done. 

3 Though to-day we're fill'd with mourning, 
Mercy still is on the throne ; 

With thy smiles of love returning. 
We can sing, — Thy will be done. 

4 By thy hands the boon was given; 
Thou hast taken but thine own : 

Lord of earth, and God of heaven, 
Evermore, — Thy will be done. 

643 26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. 

Exulting in the favour of God. 

TO thee, our God and Saviour, 
Our hearts exulting spx'ing, 
Kejoicing in thy favoui-. 
Thou everlasting King : 



384 THE CLOSET. 

We '11 celebrate thy glory, 
Witli all the saints above ; 

And tell the wondrous story 
Of thy redeeming love. 

2 Soon as the mom with roses 
Bedecks the dewy east, 

And when the sun reposes 
Upon the ocean's breast ; 

Our voice in supplication, 
Jehovah, thou shalt hear ; 

grant us thy salvation. 
And be thou ever near. 

3 By thee through life supported, 
"VVe pass the dang'rous road, 

By heavenly hosts escorted 
Up to their bright abode ; 

There cast our crowns before thee, 
Our toils and conflicts o'er. 

And day and night adore thee, 
Forever, ever more. 



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' THE CLOSET. 



""^Tl I i' Retirement and meditation. 
■pAR, from the world, Lord, I flee, 
J. From strife and tumult far ; 
From scenes where Satan wages still 
His most successful war. 

2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, 
With prayer and praise agree ; 

And seem by thy sweet bounty made 
For those who follow thee. 

3 There, if thy Spirit touch the soul, 
And grace her mean abode, 

with what peace, and joy, and love, 
Does she commune with God! 



C. M. 



THE CLOSET. 385 

4 Author and Guardian of my life, 
Sweet Source of light divine, 

And all harmonious names in one, 
My Saviour, — thou art mine ! 

5 The thanks I owe thee, and the love, 
A boundless, endless store, 

Shall echo through the realms above 
Wlien time shall be no more. 

645 c. M. 

Enter into thy closet. 

FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord, 
I humbly seek thy face ; 
Encom-aged by the Savioiu^'s word 
To ask thy pard'ning grace. 

2 Ent'ring into my closet, I 
The busy world exclude ; 

In secret prayer for mercy cry. 
And gi-oan to be renew'd. 

3 Far from the paths of men, to thee 
I solemnly retire ; 

See, thou who dost in secret see. 
And grant my heart's desire. 

4 Fain would I all thy goodness feel, 
And know my sins forgiven ; 

And do on eaith thy perfect will, 
As angels do in heaven. 

646 c. M. 

Sacred blessings. 

FATHER di-vine, thy piercing eye 
Sees through the darkest night ; 
In deep retirement thou art nigh. 

With heart-discerning sight. 
2 May that observing eye sur^'ey 

My faithful homage paid, 
With every morning's dawning ray, 
And every evening's shade, 
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386 THE CLOSET. 

3 may tliine own celestial fire 
The incense still inflame, 

WTiile fervent vows to tliee aspire, 
Tkrougb. my Eedeemer's Ntime. 

4 So shall the visits of thy love 
My soul in secret bless ; 

So Avilt thoii deign, in worlds above, 
Thy suppliant to confess. 

647 c. BL 

Evening. —Solitude. 

ILOYE to steal awhile away 
From every cumb'ring care, 
And spend the hom-s of setting day 
In humble, grateful prayer. 

2 I love in solitude to shed 
The penitential tear, 

And all his promises to plead 
Where none but God can hear, 

3 I love to think on mercies past, 
And futm'e good implore, — 

And all my cares and sorrows cast 
On Him whom I adore. 

4 I love by faith to take a view 
Of brighter scenes in heaveii ; 

The prospect doth my strength renew, 
While here by tempests driven. 

5 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er, 
May its departing ray 

Be calm as this impressive hour, 
And lead to endless day. 

648 L.M. 

Self-examination. 

OTHOU, gTeat God, whose piercing eye 
Distinctly marks each deep recess ; 
^ lu these sequester'd hours draw nigh, 
And with thy presence fill the place. 



THE CLOSET. 387 

2 ThrotTgli all the mazes of my heart, 
My search let heavenly -Risdom guide; 

A.nd still its radiant beams impart, 
Till all he search'd and pmified. 

3 Then, with the visits of thy love, 
Do thou mine inmost spirit cheer ; 

Till every grace shall join to prove 
That God has fix'd his dwelling here. 

649 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 
Wrestling Jacob : — I will not let thee go. ^ 

COIVIE, thou Ti-aveller unknown, 
Whom still I hold, but cannot see ; 
My company before is gone. 

And I am left alone with thee : 
With thee all night I mean to stay. 
And wrestle till the break of day. 

2 I need not tell thee who I am ; 
My sin and misery declare ; 

Thyself hast call'd me by my name ; 

Look on thy hands, and read it there : 
But who, I ask thee, v^'ho ai-t thou ? 
Tell me thy name, and tell me now. 

3 In vain thou strugglest to get free ; 
I never will unloose my hold : 

Art thou the Man that died for me ? 
The secret of thy love unfold : / 
Wrestling, I will not let thee go, 
Till I thy name, thy nature knovr. 

650 1st P. M. 6 lines Ss. 
Continued. — When I am weak, then am I strong. 
IITILT thou not yet to me reveal 

T V Thy new, unutterable name ? 

Tell me,*^ I still beseech thee, tell ; 

To know it now resolved I am : 

Wrestling, I will not let thee go, 

TUl I thy name, thy nature know. 



388 THE CLOSET. 

2 "\Miat tlioiigh. my shrinking flesh com- 
plain, 

And miuninr to contend so long? 
I rise superior to my pain : 

"\ATien I am weak, then I am strong ! 
And when my all of strength shall fail, 

1 shall with the God-man prevail. 

651 1st P. M. G lines 8s. 

Continued. — Victorious prayer. 

"yiEU) to me now, for I am weak, 
X But confident in self-despair ; 
Speak to my heart, in blessings speak ; 
Be conquer' d by my instant i:)i-ayer : 
Speak, or thou never hence shalt move, 
Aiid tell me if thy name be Love. 

2 'Tis Love ! 'tis Love ! thou diedst for me ; 
I hear thy whisper in my heart ; 

The morning breaks, the shadoAvs flee ; 

Pure, universal Love thou art : 
To me, to all, thy bowels move, — 
Thy nature and thy name is Love. 

3 My prayer hath power with God ; the grace 
"Unspeakable I now receive ; 

Through faith I see thee face to face ; 

I see thee face to face, and live ! 
In vain I have not wept and strove ; 
Thy nature and thy name is Love. 

4 I know thee, Saviour, who thou art, — 
Jesus, the feeble sinner's Friend : 

Nor wilt thou with the night depart, 
But stay and love me to the end : 
Thy mercies never shall remove ; 
Thy nature and thy name is Love. 



THE CLOSET. 389 

652 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 
Concluded. — Thy name is Love. 

THE Sun of Righteousness on me 
Hath risen with healing in his wings : 
Wither'd my nature's strength, from thee 

My soul its life and succour brings : 
My help is all laid up above ; 
Thy nature and thy name is Love. 

2 Contented now, upon mj^ thigh 

I halt, till life's short journey end ; 
All helplessness, all weakness, I 

On thee alone for strength depend : 
Nor have I |)ower from thee to move ; 
Thy nature and thy name is Love. 

3 Lame as I am, I take the prey ; 

Hell, earth, and sin, with ease o'ercome ; 
I leap for joy, pursue my way. 

And, as a bounding hart, fly home, 
Through all eternity to prove 
Thy nature and thy name is Love. 

653 L. M. 

The Minister'' s prayer : Chrisfs constraining love. 
lAVIOUR of men, thy searching eye 



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Doth all mine inmost thoughts descry : 
Doth aught on earth my wishes raise. 
Or the world's pleasu-res, or its praise ? 

2 The love of Christ doth me constrain 
To seek the wand' ring souls of men ; 
With cries, entreaties, tears, to save, — 
To snatch them from the gaping grave. 

8 For this let men revile my name; 
No cross I shun, I fear no shame : 
All hail, reproach ; and welcome, pain ; 
Only thy terrors, Lord, restrain. 



390 THE CLOSET. 

4 My life, ray blood, I here present, 
If for thy truth they may be spent ; 
Fulfil thy sov'reign counsel, Lord ; 
Thy will be done, thy Name adored. 

5 Give me thy strength, God of power : 
Then let winds blow, or thunders roar, 
Thy faithful witness will I be : 

'Tis fix'd ; I can do all through thee. 

654 c. M. 

The Minister'' s prayer : The scandal of the cross. 

JESUS, my strength and righteousness, 
My Saviour and my King, 
Triumphantly thy Name I bless, — 
Thy conqu'ring Name I sing. 

2 Thou, Lord, hast magnified thy Name ; 
Thou hast maintain' d thy cause ; 

And I enjoy the glorious shame, — 
The scandal of thy cross. 

3 Thou gavest me to speak thy word, 
Li the appointed hour ; 

I have proclaim' d my dying Lord, 
And felt thy Spirit's power. 

4 Superior to my foes I stood. 
Above their smile or frown ; 

On all the strangers to thy blood 
With pitying love look'd down. 

5 let me have thy presence still ; 
Set as a flint my face, 

To show the counsel of thy will, 
"Which saves a world by grace. 

6 let me never blush to own 
The glorious gospel-word ; 

"VVTiich saves a world through faith alone, 
Faith in a dying Lord. 



THE CLOSET. 391 

655 L. M. 

The Minister s 'prayer : Boldness in the Gospel. 

SHALL I, for fear of feeble man, 
The Spirit's course in me restrain? 
Oi", uudismay'd in deed and -word, 
Be a true witness of my Lord ? 

2 Awed by a mortaPs frown, sliall I 
Conceal the word of God Most High.? 
How then before thee shall I dare 
To stand, or how thine anger bear ? 

3 Shall I, to soothe the' unholy throng, 
Soften thy truth, or smooth my tongue, 
To gain earth's gilded toys, — or flee 
The cross endured, my Lord, by thee? 

4: What then is he whose scorn I dread ? 

Whose wrath or hate makes me afraid ? 

A man ! an heir of death ! a slave 

To sin ! a bubble on the wave ! 

5 Yea, let men rage ; since thou wilt spread 

Thy shadowing wings around my head : 
Since in all pain thy tender love 
\Vill still my sure refreshment prove. 

Qb'o 3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

Birthday. 
; OD of my life, to thee 
My cheerful soul I raise ; 
Thy goodness bade me be, 
And still prolongs my days: 
I see my natal hour retirrn, • 

And bless the day that I was bom, 
2 A clod of living earth, 

I glorify thy name. 
From whom alone my birth. 
And all my blessmgs came : 
Creating and preser^dng gi-ace. 
Let all that is within me praise. 



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392 THE CLOSET. 

3 Long as I lire beneatt, 
To tliee let me live ; 

To tliee my every breath 
In thanks and praises give : 
Whate'er I have, Avhate'er I am, 
Shall magnify my Maker's Name. 

4 My soul and all its powers 
Thine, -wholly thine, shall be ; 

All, all my happy hours 
I consecrate to thee : 
Me to thine image now restore, 
And I shall praise thee evermore. 

5 I wait thy will to do. 
As angels do in heaven ; 

In Christ a creature new. 
Most graciously forgiven : 

1 wait thy perfect A^•ill to prove, 
All sanctified by spotless love. 

6 Then, when the work is done. 
The work of faith with power, 

Receive thy favour'd son, 
Li death's triumphant honr: 
Like Moses, to thyself convey, 
And kiss my raptured soul away. 

657 L. M. 

Smarting under the rod. 

pHASTISED by an indulgent God, 
\J I would the kind chastisement feel ; 
But never faint beneath the rod, 
Nor desp'rate, nor insensible : — 

2 From each extreme divinely kept, 
The trouble coming from above 

I would with thankful awe accept, 

And bless with tears mv Father's love. 



THE CLOSET. 393 

658 c. M. 

Secret communion with God. 

SWEET is the prayer whose holy stream 
In earnest pleading flows ; 
Devotion dwells upon the theme, 
And wann and warmer glows. 

2 Faith grasps the blessing she desires ; 
Hope points the upward gaze ; 

And Love, celestial Love, inspires 
The eloquence of praise. 

3 But sweeter far the still small voice, 
Unheard by human ear, 

When God has made the heart rejoice, 

And dried the bitter tear. 
•4 No accents flow, no words ascend ; 

All utt'rance faileth there ; 
But God himself doth comprehend, 

And answer, silent prayer. 

659 9th p. M. 87, 87. 

In deep affliction. 

FULL of tremblmg expectation, 
Feeling much, and fearing more, 
Mighty God of my salvation, 
I thy timely aid implore. 

2 Suffering Son of man, be near me, 
In my suft''rings to sustain ; 

By thy sorer griefs to cheer me, — 
By thy more than mortal pain. 

3 By thy most severe temptation 
In that dark Satanic hour ; 

By thy last mysterious passion. 
Screen me from the adverse power. 

4 By thy fainting in the garden. 
By thy dreadful death, I pray. 

Write upon my heart the pardon ; 
Take my sins and fears away. 



394 THE CLOSET. 

660 CM. 

In time of peril. 

MY Saviour from the wrath to come, 
From present evil save ; . 
Avert the deep impending gloom, — 
The darkness of the grave. 

2 Still hold my soul in life, I pray ; 
A dying worm reprieve ; 

And let me all my lengthened day 
Unto thy glory live. 

3 Kow, Lord, I have to thee made known 
My troubled soul's I'equest, 

And sink in calm dependence down, 
Within thine arms to rest : — 

4 Secure, in danger's darkest hour, 
Thy faithfulness to prove, 

Protected hy almighty power, 
And everlasting love. 

661 L. M. 

In sickness : Praying for recovery. 

ANGEL of covenanted grace, 
Come, and thy healing poAver infuse ; 
Descend in thine own time, and bless, 
And give the means their hallow'd use. 

2 Obedient to thy will alone. 

To thee in means I calmly fly : 
My life, I know, is not my own ; 
To God I live, to God I die, 

3 Thy holy will be ever mine : 

If thou on earth detain me still, 
I bow, and bless the grace divine, — 
I suffer all thy holy will. 

4 I come, if thou my strength restore, 

To serve thee with my strength renew'd 
Grant me but this, I ask no more — 
To spend and to be snent for God. 



THE CLOSET. 395 

662 CM. 

Consolations in sickness. 

WHEN languor and disease invade 
This trembling house of clay, 
'Tis sweet to look beyond my pains, 
And long to fly away ; — 

2 Sweet to look inward, and attend 
The whispers of his love ; 

Sweet to look upward, to the place 
Where Jesus pleads above ; — 

3 Sweet to look back, and see my name 
In life's fair book set down ; 

Sweet to look forward, and behold 
Eternal joys my own ; — 

4 Sweet to reflect how grace divine 
My sins on Jesus laid ; 

Sweet to remember that his blood 
My debt of sufi*'ruig paid; — 

5 Sweet to rejoice in lively hope, 
That, when my change shall come, 

Angels shall hover round my bed, 
And waft my spirit home. 

6 If such the sweetness of the stream, 
What must the foimtain be, 

Where saints and angels draw their bliss 
Directly, Lord, from thee. 

663 C. M. 

Recovery from sickness. 

MY God, thy service well demands 
The remnant of my days ; 
Why was this fleeting breath renew'd. 

But to renew thy praise ? 
2 Thine arms of everlasting love 

Did this weak frame sustain, 
When life was hov'ring o'er the grave, 
And nature sanlc with pain. 



396 THE CLOSET. 

3 I calmly bow'd my fainting head 
Upon thy faithful breast, 

And waited for my Father's call 
To his eternal rest. 

4 Into thy hands, my Saviom- God, 
Did I my soul resign. 

In firm dependence on that truth 
Which made salvation mine. 

5 Back from the borders of the grave, 
At thy command, I come ; 

Nor -will I ask a speedier flight 
To my celestial home. 

6 Where thou appointest mine abode, 
There would I choose to be ; 

For in thy presence death is life, 
And earth is heaven with thee. 

664 Gth P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

The gates of death. 

OTHOU God who hearest prayer, 
Every hour and everywhere, 
Listen to my feeble breath. 
Now I touch the gates of death : — 
For His sake whose blood I jdead, 
Hear me in this hour of need. 

2 Hear and save me, gracious Lord, 
For my trust is in thy word ; 
Wash me from the stain of sin. 
That thy peace may rule Avithin ; 
May I know myself thy child, 
Ransom'd, pardon'd, reconciled. 

3 Thou art merciful to save ; 

Thou hast snatch' d me from the grave ; 
I would kiss the chast'ning rod, 
my Father and my God ! 
Only hide not now thy face, 
God of all-sufficient grace. 



THE CLOSET. 397 

4 Leave me not, my strength, my trust ; 
remember I am dust : 
Leave me not again to stray ; 
Leave me not the tempter's prey : 
Fix my heart on things above ; 
Make me happy in thy love. 

665 c. M. 

A Sabbath in the sick- chamber. 

THOUSANDS, Lord of Hosts, this day 
Aroimd thine altars meet ; 
And tens of thousands throng to pay 
Their homage at thy feet. 

2 ITiey sing thy deeds, as I have sung, 
Li sweet and solemn lays ; 

Were I among them, my glad tongue 
Tdight learn new themes of praise. 

3 For thou art in their midst to teach, 
When on thy Name they call ; 

And thou hast blessings. Lord, for each, — 

Hast blessings, Lord, for all. 
4: I, of such fellovrship bereft, 

In spirit tiu'n to thee : 
0, hast thou not a blessing left, — 

A blessing. Lord, for me ? 

5 P>ehold thy pris'ner ; — loose my bands, 
If 'tis thy gracious will ; 

If not, — contented in thy hands, — 
Behold thy pris'ner still. 

6 I may not to thy courts repair, 
Yet here thou surely art ; 

Lord, consecrate a house of prayer 
In my sm-render'd heart. 

7 To faith reveal the things unseen ; 
To hope, the joys untold ; 

Ijet love, without a veil between. 
Thy glory now behold. 



398 THE CLOSET. 

QQQ L. M. 

Pleading for mercy in the hou,' of affliction. 

CUT me not off, almighty Lord, 
But use the rod, and not the sword : 
Unneeded pain thou canst not give, 
Nor without cause thy children grieve. 

2 Though sorrow break this wretched hearts, 
And pain the soul and body part, 

suffer not my soul to be 

One moment separate from thee. 

3 And now, in kind compassion, show 
What means this providential blow ; 
That here I may thy mercy see, 

And all the good design'd for me. 

66T s. M. 

TJie Friend who conquers death. 

WHEN death before my sight 
Appears in du-e array. 
Unequal to the dreadful fight, 

My courage faints away. 
2 How shall I meet this foe, 

"Whose frown my soul alarms ? 
Dark horror sits upon his brow, 

And vict'ry waits his arms. 
8 But with the eye of faith, 

Piercing beyond the grave, 

1 see that Friend wlio conquers death, 
Yv'hose arm alone can save. 

668 6th P. ]\L 6 Ihiea 73 

The husband and father awaiting death 
n THOU faithful God of love, 
vj Gladly I thy promise plead ; 
Waiting for my last remove, — 

Hast'ning to the happy dead : 
Lo ! I cast on thee my care ; 
Breathe my latest breath in prayer. 



THE CLOSET. 399 

2 TrxTsting in thy word alone, 
I to thee my children leave : 

Call my little ones thy own ; 

Give them all thy blessings, give: 
Keep them while on earth they breathe ; 
Save their souls from endless death. 

3 Whom I to thy grace commend. 
Into thy embraces take ; 

Be her sure, immortal Friend, 

Save her, for my Saviour's sake : 
Free from sin, from sorrow free, 
Let my \Yidow trust in thee. 

4 Father of the fatherless, 
Husband of the \vidow, pi'ove ; 

lie and mine jjersist to bless ; 

Tell me we shall meet above : 
Seal the promise on my heart ; 
Bid me then in peace depart. 

669 S. M. 

For victory in the dying hour. 

WHEN on the brink of death 
My tremljling soul shall stand, 
Waiting to pass that awful flood. 

Great God ! at thy comriiand ; — : 

2 When every scene of life \ 
Stands ready to depart ; . 

And the last sigh that shakes the frame ' 

Shall rend this bursting heart ; — 

3 Thou Source of joy sujn'eme, 
Whose arm alone can save, — 

Dispel the darkness that surrounds 

The entrance to the gi'ave. , 

4 Lay thy supporting hand 
Beneath my sinking head ; 

And with a ray of love divine 
Illume my dying bed. 



400 THE CLOSET. 

5 Leaning on Jesns' breast, 

May I resign my breath ; 
And in his kind embraces lose 

The bitterness of death. 

670 1st P. LL 6 lines Ss. 

Helpless, yet happy. 

OTHOU, whose wise, paternal love 
Hath brought my active vigour down, 
Thy choice I thankfully approve ; 

And, prostrate at thy gracioiis throne, 
I offer up my life's remains, — 

1 choose the state my God ordains. 

2 Cast as a broken vessel by, 
TTiy work I can no longer do ; 

Yet while a daily death I die, 

Thy power I may in weakness show : 
My patience may thy glory raise, — 
My speechless wo proclaim thy praise. 

671 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 
Aged and helpless. 

IN age and feebleness extreme, 
Who shall a helpless worm redeem ? 
Jesus, my only hope thou art, — 
Strength of my failing flesh and heart : 
O, could I catch a smile from thee, 
And drop into eternity ! 

672 4th P. M. 886, 886. 
The aged pilgrim. 

THY mercy heard my infant prayer; 
Thy love, with kind, paternal care, 
Sustain'd my childish days : 
Thy goodness watch'd my ripening youth, 
And form'd my heart to "love thy truth. 
And fill'd my lips with praise. 



THE CLOSET. 401 

2 And now, in age and grief, tliy Name 
Doth still my languid heart inflame, 

And bow my faltering knee : 
O, yet this bosom feels the fire ; 
This trembling hand and drooping lyre 

Have yet a strain for thee ! 

3 Yes ; broken, tuneless, still, Lord, . 
This voice, transported, shall record 

Thy goodness, tried so long ; 
Till, sinking slow, with calm decay, 
Its feeble murmurs melt away 

Into a seraph's song. 

673 L. AL 

The aged disciple^s prayer. 

FOREWARN'D by my Redeemer's love, 
I soon shall lay this body down ; 
But ere my soul from earth remove, 

may I put thine image on. 
2 Saviour ! thy meek and lowly mind 

Be to thine aged servant given; 

And glad I'll drop this tent, to find 

My everlasting home in heaven. 

674 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s, 

The dying believer. 

DEATHLESS spirit, now arise ; 
Soar, thou native of the skies — 
Pearl of price by Jesus bought, 
To his glorious likeness wrought : — 

2 Go to shine before the throne ; 
Deck the Mediator's crown ; 

Go, his triumphs to adorn ; 
Made for God, to God return. 

3 Angels, joyflil to attend, 
Hov'ring round thy pillow bend ; 

Wait to catch the signal given, ' 

And convey thee quick to heaven. 
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402 THE CLOSET. 

4 Bnrst thy shackles ; drop thy clay ; ■ ' 2 
Sweetly breathe thyself away ;. " '^ i'u<(J. 
Singing, to thy crown remove, • ■/- 
Swift of wing, and fired with love. < * 

5 Shudder not to pass the stream : 
Venture all thy care on Him — 

Him, whose dying love and power ; ^oT 8 
Still'd its tossing, hush'd its roar. ' i-i'T 

6 Safe is the expanded wave, — 

Gentle as a smnmer's eve ; r 

Not one object of his care 
Ever suffer'd shipwreck there. 

7 See the haven fhll in view ; 

Love divine shall bear thee through:.. . 
Trust to that propitious gale ; ' ' ' | 

Weigh thine anchor, spread thy sail. 

8 Saints in glory, perfect made, 
Wait thy passage through the shade ; 
Swiftly to their wish be given ; 
Kindle higher joy in heaven. 

675 40th P. M. 

7%tf dying Christian to his soul. 

YITAL spark of heavenly flame, 
Quit, quit this mortal frame. 
Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying, 
O the pain, the bliss of dying ! 
Cease, fond nature, cease thy strife, 
And let me languish into life. 

2 Hark ! they whisper : angels say, — 
Sister spirit, come away ! 
— What is this absorbs me quite, — 
Steals my senses, shuts my sight, — 
Drowns my spirit, draws my breath ? 
Tell me, my soul, can this be death ? 



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THE SCRIPTURES. 403 

8 The -world recedes : it disappears ; 
Heaven opens on my eyes ; my ears 

With sounds seraphic ring. 
Lend, lend your wings ! I mount ! I fly I 
grave, where is thy victory ? 

O death, where is thy sting ? 



THE SCRHTURES. 

676 C. M. 

Riches of God's word. 

THE counsels of redeeming grace 
The sacred leaves unfold; 
And here the Saviour's lovely face 
Our raptured eyes behold. 

2 Here light descending from above 
Directs our doubtful feet ; 

Here promises of heavenly love 
Our ardent wishes meet. 

3 Our num'rous griefs are here redress'd, 
And all our wants supplied : 

Naught we can ask to make us blest 
Is in this book denied. 

4 For these inestimable gains, 
That so enrich the mind, 

may we search with eager pains, 
Assured that we shall find. 

677 CM. 

Excellency and sufficiency. 

FATHER of mercies, in thy word 
What, endless glory shines ; 
Forever be thy Name adored 

For these celestial lines. 
2 Here may the wretched sons of want 

Exhaustless riches find ; 
Riches above what earth can grant, 
And lasting as the mind. 



404 THE SCRIPTURES. 

3 Here the fair tree of knowledge groiys, 
And yields a free repast; 

Sublimer sweets than nature knows 

Invite the longing taste. - ■ • F 

4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice '." 
Spreads heavenly peace around ; 

And life, and everlasting joys, 
Attend the blissful sound. 

5 may these heavenly pages be {)T0 
Our ever dear delight ; 

And still new beauties may we see, ir-7 
And still increasing light. .' t 

6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord, • - 
Be thou forever near ; ' 

Teach us to love thy sacred word. 
And view the Saviour there. 

678 CM. 

Light and glory of the sacred page. 

WHAT glory gilds the sacred page! 
Majestic, like the sun, 
It gives a light to every age ; 
It gives, but borrows none. 

2 The power that gave it still supplies 
The gracious light and heat; 

Its truths upon the nations rise : 
They rise, but never set. 

3 Lord ! everlasting thanks be thine 
For such a bright display, 

As makes a world of darkness shine 



With beams of heavenly day. 



4 Our souls rejoicingly pursue . )( 

The steps of Him we love, - 

Till glory break upon our view 
In brisrhter worlds above. 



THE SCRIPTURES. 405 

6T9 CM. 

The Spirifs enlightening influences. 

COIVEE, Holy Ghost, our hearts iuspire ; 
Let us tliine influence prove ; — 
Som-ce of the old prophetic fire ; 
Fountain of life and love. 

2 Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by thee 
The prophets wrote and spoke : 

Unlock the truth, thyself the key; j j,^j 
Unseal the sacred book. , rn' 

3 Expand thy wings, Celestial Dove ; 
Brood o'er our nature's night ; 

On our disorder'd spirits move, 
And let there now be light. 

4 God, through himself, we then shall know, 
If thou within us shine ; 

And sound, with all thy saints below,, r /, 
The depths of love divine. ; '■■> 

680 c. M. 

The revealing Spirit. 

FATHER of all, m whom alone tt 
We live, and move, and breathe ;]'| 
One bright, celestial ray dart down, 
And cheer thy sons beneath. 

2 Wliile in thy word we search for thee, 
(We search with trenibUng awe;) 

Open our eyes, and let us see 
The wonders of thy la\v. 

3 Now let our darkness comprehend 
The light that shines so clear; 

Npw the revealing Bpirit send. 
And give us ears to hear. 

4 Before us make thy goodness pass, 
Which hei-e by faith we know; 

Let us in Jesus see thy face, 
And die to all below. 



406 THE SCRIPTURES. 

681 c.^. 

Perfection of the law and testimony. 

THY law is perfect, Lord of light ; 
Thy testimonies sure ; 
The statutes of thy reaku are right, 
Aud thy commandment pure. ? 

2 Let these, God, my soul converti"- ) i.' 
And make thy servant wise; i ' 

Let these be gladness to my ears, — 
The dayspring to mine eyes. 

3 By these may I be warn'd betimes ; 
Who knows the guile within ? 

Lord, save me from presumptuous crimes ; 
Cleanse me from secret sin. 

4 So may the words my lips express, — 
The thoughts that throng my mind, — 

Lord, my strength and righteousness, 
With thee acceptance find. 

682 S.M. 

Safety in keeping God^s precepts. 

HOW perfect is thy word. 
Thy judgments all are just ; -^- 

And ever in thy promise, Lord, i-oaO 
May man securely trust. -.'A 

2 I hear thy word in love ; — 
Li faith thy word obey ; 

send thy Spirit from above, 
To teach me, Lord, thy way. 

3 Thy counsels all are plain, 
Thy precepts all are pure ; 

And long as heaven and earth remain, 
Thy truth shall still endure. 

4 may my soul, with joy. 
Trust in thy faithful word ; 

Be it through life my glad employ, 
To keep thy precepts, Lord. 



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CM. 

P.recieusness of the Bible. 

HOW precious is the book divine, / ■ - 
By inspiration given ; . i^ ^^ , 

Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, > "*''^'^. 
To guide our souls to heaven. 

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts, 
In this dark vale of tears ; 

And life, and light, and joy imparts, ,i .hiiA 
And banishes our fears- . ::'r 

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night 
Of life, shall guide our way ; 

Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day, 

684 CM. 

Light npon the narrow path. 

BRIGHT was the guiding star that led, ' 
With mild, benignant ray, ' ' i r?"'^'-! 
The Gentiles to the lowly shed'fl 7«l3 0^1 
Where the Redeemer lay. • 

2 But lo ! the Scriptures' clearer light 
Now points to his abode; 

It shines through sin and sorrow's night. 
To guide us to our God. 

3 let us tread the narrow path, 

While light and grace are given; , 

And thus escape the coming wrath. 
And reign with him in heaven. 

685 1st P. M. 6 /mes 8s. 

The divine Interpreter. 
PIRrr of Truth, essential God, - • r- rj 
Who didst thine ancient saints inspire,'' 
Shed in their hearts thy love abroad, 

And touch their hallow' d lips with fire ': 
Our God from all eternity, 
World without end we worship thee. ' . , 



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■408 THE SCRIPTURES. 

2 Still we believe, almighty Lord, 

"VMiose presence fills both earth and heaven, 
The meaning of the written word 

Is by thy inspiration given ; 
Thou only dost thyself explain 
The secret mind of God to man. 

3 Come, then, divine Interpreter, — 
The Scriptures to our hearts apply i*. .'.^ 

And, taught by thee, we God revere JilJbuA 

Him in three persons magnify: 'rA 
And still the triune God adore, 
Who was, and is, forever more. 

686 s. M. 

The word of God, quick and powerful. 

THY word, almighty Lord, 
Where'er it enters in, ■ "jTff 

Is sharper than a two-edged sword, 
To slay the man of sin. 

2 Thy word is power and life ; 
It bids confusion cease. 

And changes envy, hatred, strife, 

To love, and joy, and peace. dil-i ji 

3 Then let our hearts obey "• ^ 
The gospel's glorious sound; yP ^ 

And all its fruits, fi-om day to day, '^^ 
Be in us and abound. ' ' 

687 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Delight in the word. 



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HEN quiet in my house I sit. 
Thy book be my companion still ; 



My joy thy sayings to repeat, — 

Talk o'er the records of thy will, 
And search the oracles divine, 
Till every heartfelt word be mine. 



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409 



2 may the gracious words divine, 
Subject of all my converse be ; 

So will the Lord his foU'wer join, 

And walk and talk himself with me : 
So shall my heart his presence prove, 
And burn with everlasting love. 

3 Oft as I lay me down to rest, 
may the reconciling word 

Sweetly compose my weary breast ; 
While on the bosom of my Lord 
I sink in blissful dreams away, - 

And visions of eternal day. '.'^^ 

4 Rising to sing my Saviour's praise, 
Thee may I publish all day long ; 

And let thy precious word of grace 

Flow from my heart, and fill my tongue 
Fill all my life with purest love, 
And join me to the church above. 



L. M. 

The Saviour seen in the Scriptures. 
"VrOW let my soul, eternal King, 
1 1 To thee its grateful tribute bring ; 
My knee, with humble homage, bow ; 
My tongue perform its solemn vow. 

2 All nature sings thy boundless love, 
In worlds below, and worlds above ; 
But in thy blessed word I trace 
Diviner wonders of thy grace. 

3 There, what delightful truths I read ! 
There, I behold the Saviour bleed ; 
His name salutes my list'ning ear. 
Revives my heart, and checks my fear. 

4 There Jesus bids my sorrows cease. 
And gives my lab'ring conscience peace ; 
Raises my grateful thoughts on high, 
And points to mansions in the sky. 



410 THE SCRIPTXJUES. 

5 For love like this, let my song,- . ■ :■. 
Through endless years, thy praise prolong ; 
Let distant eluiies thy Name adore, 
Till time and natm-e are no more. 

689 S.1L 

Tlieir universal diffusion, 

• ■ Lbxi 110 J 

JESUS, the word bestow, — ' ,') w^^n (j 
The true immortal seed; : ., ,\>ri,.,-r,p. 
Thy gospel then shall greatly gro^w, " 

And all our land o'erspread; 
Through earth extended wide 

Shall mightily prevail, — 
Destroy the works of self and pride, 

And shake the gates of hell. , ' ^. , j*^_ * 
2 Its energy exert .' .-.'♦ v/^c^ 

In the believing soul ; ' . {{j'^ 

Diffuse thy grace through every part^j^j^ 

And sanctify the whole ; 
'Its utmost virtue show 889 ' 

In pure consummate love^ ;'. aAT 
And fill with all thy life below, • •"■)r/r- 

And give us thrones above. ,i 'f\ 

690 c.i. 

Revelation welcomed and disseminated. 

TTAIL, sacred truth ! whose piercing r^ya 



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)ispel the shades of night 
Diffusing o'er a ruin'd world - 

The healing beams of light. ' 
3 Tliy word, Lord, v.ith friendly aid,; 

Restores our wand'ring feet ; 
Converts the sorrows of the mind . ■ 

To joys divinely sweet. • ■'■'^ 

3 send thy light and truth abroad,' - 

111 all their radiant blaze ; 
And bid the' admiring world adore i. 

The glories of thy grace. 



CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.;;^ ^ 

^ . : :'>hM 

COMMUNION OF SAINTS. 

691 C.M. 

The universal bond of love. rtr 

THE glorious universe around, 
The heavens with all their train, 
Sun, moon, and stars, are firmly bound 
In one mysterious chain. 

2 The eai'th, the ocean, and the sky,' A 
To form one world agree ; v/ 

Where all that walk, or swim, or fly,'«dT 
Compose one family. '^ 

3 God in creation thus displays "- S 
His wisdom and his might, 

While all his w^orks with all his ways^fi' 
Harmoniously unite. ■■ '^>>- cA 

4 Li one fraternal bond of love, '^t'-'jT! 8 
One fellowship of mind, ' . O 

The .saints below and saints above ' i ff^ 
Their bliss and glory find. 

5 Here, in their house of pilgrimage, 
Thy statutes are theu' song; 

Tliere, through one bright, eternal age, 
Thy praises they prolong. 

6 Lord, may our union form a part .^i, 
Of that thrice happy whole ; 

Derive its pulse from thee, the heart, , ,- 
Its life from thee, the soul. 

692 s. M. 

One in Christ Jesus. 

LET party names no more 
i The Christian world o'erspread ; 
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free^sd'i^ 
Are ouein Christ, their Head.. . .1.1 



412 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

2 Among the saints on earth 
Let mutual love be found ; 

Heirs of the same inheritance, 
With mutual blessings crown'd. 

3 Thus will the church below 
Resemble that above ; 

Where streams of bliss forever flow, 
And every heart is love. 

693 c. M. 

Love the test of discipleship. 

OUR God is love ; and all his saints 
His image bear below: 
The heart with love to God inspired, 
With love to man will glow. 

2 None who are truly born of God 
Can live in enmity ; 

Then may we love each other, Lord, 
As we are loved by thee. 

3 Heirs of the same immortal bliss, x: I > 
Om' hopes and fears the same, . -n') 

With bonds of love our hearts unite, ■> IT 
With mutual love inflame. • ' !' 

4 So may the unbelieving world 
See how true Christians love ; 

And glorify our Saviour's grace, 
And seek that grace to prove. 

694 s.M. 

Sweet communion. 

BLEST are the sons of peace, 
"Whose hearts and hopes are one; 
Whose kind designs to serve and please 

Through all their actions run. 
2 Blest is the pious bouse 

Where zeal and friendship meet ; 
Their songs of praise, their mingled vows, 
Make their communion sweet. 



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COMMUNION OF SAINTS. 413 

3 Thus on the heavenly hills 

The saints are blest above, 
Where joy like morning dew distils, 

And all the air is love. 

695 c. M. 

The bond of perfectness. 

THE sacred bond of perfectness 
Is spotless charity ; 
let us, Lord, we pray, possess 
The mind that was in thee. 

2 Grant this, and then from all below ""' 
Insensibly remove : " C^ pj 

Our souls the change shall scarcely know, 
Made perfect fii-st in love. 

3 With ease our souls through death shall glide 
Into their paradise ; 

And thence on wings of angels ride 
Triumphant through the skies. 

4 Yet when the fullest joy is given. 
The same delight we prove ; 

In earth, in paradise, in heaven, ,'p ''" 

Our all in all is love. 

696 7th P. M. 8 lines Ts. 

Sweet counsel. 

GLORY be to God above,— 
God, from whom all blessings flow ; 
Make we mention of his love ; 

Publish we his praise below : 
Call'd together by his grace, ' '- 

We are met in Jesus' name ; 
See with joy each other's face, 

FoU'wers of the bleeding Lamb. 
2 Let us then sweet counsel take, -^ 3 

How to make our calling sure ; ^ 
Our election how to make, 

Past the reach of hell, secure : 



414 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

Build we each the other up ; 

Pray we for our faith's increase ; 
Solid comfort, settled hope, 

Constant joy, and lasting peace. 
8 More and more let love abound : 
• Let us never, never rest. 
Till we are in Jesus found, '^" , 

Of our paradise possessed :-^ hrrr.- MTTf]! 
He removes the flamino: sword. 

Calls us back, from Eden di'iven ; 
To his image here restored, 

Soon he takes us up to heaven. 

697 CM. 

All-uniting faith. 

LET all in whom the Spirit glows, 
In whom God's word hath place, 



The all-uniting faith disclose,- 



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The all-endearing grace, 
2 Then shall the world, admiring, view 

The gather' d flock at rest ; 
And own the Son divinely true, 

The saints divinely blest. 



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L.M. 

Onefold and one shepherd. 

GIVER of peace and unity. 
Send down thy mild, pacific Dove ; 
We all shall then in one agree. 

And breathe the spirit of thy love. 
'J We all shall think and speak the same 

Delightful lesson of thy grace : 
One undivided Christ proclaim. 

And jointly glory in thy praise. 
3 let us take a softer mould, 

Rlended and gather'd into thee ; 
Under one Shepherd make one fold, 

Where all is love and harmony. 



COMMUNION OF SAINTS. 415 

4 Regard thine own eternal prayer, 
And send a peaceful answer down : 

To lis thy Father's Name declare; 
Unite and perfect us in one. 

5 So shall the world believe and know 
Tliat God hath sent thee from above, 

When thou art seen in us below, 
And every soul displays thy love. 

699 3d p. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

> Bear ye one another^s burdens. ■yuL 

THOU God of truth and love, ^ 
We seek thy perfect way, • I 
Eeady thy choice to' ajiprove, 
Thy providence to' obey; ,^ 
Enter into thy wise desicfn, j ' 

And sweetly lose our will in thine. . 

2 Why hast thou cast our lot 
In the same age and place ? 

And why together brought 

To see each other's face ; — , 
To join with softest sympathy, 
And mix our friendly souls in thee? 

3 Didst thou not make us one, 
That we might one remain ; — 

Together travel on, 

And bear each other's pain ; — 
Till all thy utmost goodness prove, 
And rise renew'd in perfect love ? 

4 Surely thou didst unite 
Our kindred spirits here, 

Tliat all hereafter might 
Before thy throne appear ;-— 
Meet at the marriage of the Lamb, 
And all thy gracious love proclaim. 



416 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

5 Then let ns ever bear 
The blessed end in view, 

And join with mutual care, ' 

To fight our passage through ; 
And kindly help each other on, 
Till all receive the starry crown. 

6 may thy Spirit seal ' ,r 
Our souls unto that day ! 

With all thy fulness fill, 
And then transport away, — r , 
Away to our eternal rest, ' ' ' 

Away to our Redeemer's breast. 

700 c. M. 

And so fulfil the law of Christ. 

TRY US, God, and search the ground 
Of every sinful heart : 
Whate'er of sin in us is found, 
bid it all depart. 

3 If to the right or left we stray, 

Leave us not comfortless ; 
But guide oiu- feet into the way 

Of everlasting peace. 

3 Help us to help each other, Lord, 
Each other's cross to bear : 

Let each his friendly aid afibrd, 
And feel his brother's care. 

4 Help us to build each other up; 
Our little stock improve ; 

Increase our faith, confirm our hope, 
And perfect us in love. 

5 Up into thee, our living Head, 
Let us in all things grow, 

Till thou hast made us free indeed, 
And spotless here below. 



COMMUNION OP SAINTS. 417 

6 Then, when the mighty work is wrought, 

Receive thy ready bride : 
Give us in heaven a happy lot 

With all the sanctified. 

701 CM. 

Safety in union. 

JESUS, great Shepherd of the sheep, 
To thee for help we fly : 
Thy little flock in safety keep, V,.-n\?, if 
For ! the wolf is nigh. 

2 He comes, of hellish malice full, 
To scatter, tear, and slay ; 

He seizes every straggling soul 
As his own lawful prey. 

3 Us into thy protection take. 
And gather with thine arm ; 

Unless the fold we first forsake, 
The wolf can never harm. 

4 We laugh to scorn his cruel power. 
While by our Shepherd's side ; 

The sheep he never can devour. 
Unless he first divide. 

5 do not suffer him to part 
The souls that here agree ; 

But make us of one mind and heart, 
And keep us one in thee. 

6 Together let us sweetly live, — 
Together let us die ; 

And each a starry- crown receive, 
And reign above the sky. 

702 L.iU 

Striving together for the faith of the Gospel. 

UNCHANGEABLE, almighty Lord, 
Our souls upon tliy truth we stay ; 
Accomplish now thy faithful word, 
And give, give us all one way. 
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418 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

2 let us all join hand in hand, 
"SVho seek redemption in thy blood ; 

Fast in one mind and spirit stand, 
And build the temple of our Grod. 

3 Thou only canst our wills control, — : . 
Our wild, unruly passions bind ; 

Tame the old Adam in our soul. 
And make us of one heart and mind. 

4 Speak but the reconciling word, 

The winds shall cease, the waves subside; 
We all shall praise our common Lord, — 
Our Jesus, and him crucified. 

703 c. M. 

See how these Christians love ! 



G 



TVER of concord. Prince of peace, 
Meek, lamb-like Son of God ! 



Bid our unruly passions cease, ,/, , 

By thy atoning blood. ', 

2 Rebuke our rage ; our passions chide ; 
Oiu* stubborn wills control; 

Beat down our wrath, root out our pride, 
And calm each troubled soul. 

3 Subdue in us the carnal mind ; 
Its enmity destroy; 

With cords of love our spirits bind, 
And melt us into joy. 

4 Us into closest union draw, 
And in our inwardf parts 

Let kindness sweetly write her law, 
And love command our hearts. 



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5 Saviour, look down with pitying eyes ; 

Our jarring wills control ; 
Let cordial, kind affections rise, 

And harmonize the soul. 



COMMUNION or SAINTS. 419 

6 let us find the ancient way 

Our wond'ring foes to move, 
And force the heathen world to say, — 

See how these Christians love ! 

704 c. M. 

The loadstone of His love, 

JESUS, united by thy grace. 
And each to each endear'd. 
With confidence we seek thy face, 
And know our prayer is heard. 

2 Still let us own our common Lord, 
And bear thine easy yoke, — 

A band of love, a threefold cord, 
Which never can be broke. x\ f) 

3 Make us into one spirit drink ; ' ; T 
Baptize into thy name ; 

And let us always kindly think, 

And sweetly speak, the same. 
■4 Touch'd by the loadstone of thy love, 

Let all o;ir hearts agree ; 
And ever toward each other move. 

And ever move toward thee. []1'\ 

5 To thee, inseparably join'd. 

Let all our spirits cleave ; 
may we all the loving mind 

That was in thee receive. 

705 5th P. M. 4 lines 78. 

Of one heart and of one mind. 

JESUS, Lord, we look to thee ; 
Let us in thy nam^agree ; 
Show thyself the Prince of Peace ; 
Bid our jars forever cease. 
2 By thy reconciling love, 
Every stumbling-block remove ; 
Each to each unite, endear ; 
Come, and spread thy banner here. 



420 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

8 Make us of one heart and mind, — 
Courteous, pitiful, and kind ; 
Lowly, meek, in thought and word, — 
Altogether like our Lord. 

4 Let us for each other care ; ' ' " 
Each the other's burden bear : ^ 

To thy Church the pattern give ; ' a'' j 
Show how true believers live. "' 

5 Free from anger and from pride, 
Let us thus in God abide ; 

All the depths of love express, — 
All the heights of holiness. 

6 Let us then with joy remove 
To the family above ; 

On the wings of angels fly ; 
Show how true believers die. 



706 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 

Many, but one. 

CHRIST, from whom all blessings flow, 
Perfecting the saints below. 
Hear us, who thy nature share, — 
"W^ho thy mystic body are. 
Join us, in one spirit join ; --''^^ 

Let us still receive of thine : - ,'> -^ 

Still for more on thee we call, ^-' '' ' 

Thou who fillest all in all. 

2 Move, and actuate and guide : 
Divers gifts to each divide : 
Placed according to thy will, 
Let us all our work fulfil : 
Never from our office move: 
Needful to each other prove : 
Let us daily growth receive, — 
More and more in Jesus live. 



COMMUNION OF SAINTS. 421 

3 Sweetly may we all agree, 
Tonch'd with softest sympathy ; 
Kindly for each other care ; 
Every member feel its share. 
Many are we now and one, 
We who Jesus have put on : 
Names, and sects, and parties fall : 
Thou, Christ, art all in all. 



707 S. M. 

Meeting, after absence. 

AND are we yet alive. 
And see each other's face ? 
Glory and praise to Jesus give. 

For his redeeming grace. ■ . 

Preserved by power divine . i4 

To fiill salvation here, . ''1 

Again in Jesus' praise we join, 
And in his sight appear. 

2 What troubles have we seen ! 
What conflicts have we pass'd ! 

Fightings without, and fears within, 

Since we assembled last ! 
But out of all the Lord 

Hath brought us by his love ; 
And still he doth his help afford, 

And hides our life above. 

3 Then let us make our boast 
Of his redeeming power. 

Which saves us to the uttermost, 

Till we can sin no more : 
Let us take up the cross, 

Till we the crown obtain ; 
And gladly reckon all things loss, 

So we may Jesus gain. 



422 CHRISTIAN FELL0T7SHIP. 

708 Clt 

We shall see Him as he is. 

THE heavenly treasure now we have 
Li a vile house of clay ; 
But Christ will to the utmost save, 
And keep us to that day. ; - : 

2 Our souls are in his mighty hand, 
And he shall keep them still ; 

And you and I shall surely stand ,, „ 

With him on Zion's hill. '■ - 

3 Him eye to eye we there shall see ; 
Our face like his shall shine : 

what a glorious company, 
When saints and angels join ! /, 

4 what a joyful meeting there ! : 
In robes of white array'd, ;'[ 

Palms in our hands we all shall bear, ' 
And crowns upon our head. 

5 Then let us lawfully contend, 
And fight our passage through ; 

Bear in our faithful minds the end, {^ » 
And keep the prize in view. 

709 L.M. 

Welcome to Church fellowship. 

BRETHREN in Christ, and well beloved, ' 
To Jesus and his servants dear. 
Enter, and show yourselves approved ; 
Enter, and find that God is here. 

2 Welcome from earth : lo, the right hand 
Of fellowship to you we give ; 

With open hearts and hands we stand, 
And you in Jesus' name receive. 

3 Jesus, attend ; thyself reveal ; ^ 
Are we not met in thy great name? 

Thee in the midst we wait to feel ; 
We wait to catch the spreading flame. 



•'-^'LOVE-FEAST. 423 

4 Truly our fellowship below 

With thee and with the Father is : 
In thee eternal life we know, 
And heaven's unutterable bliss. 

5 Though but in part we know thee here, 
We wait thy coming from above ; 

And we shall then behold thee near, 
And be forever lost in love. ,, ... , . 



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LOVE-FEAST. 
710 L.M. 

The heavenly Guest invited. 

SAVIOUR of all, to thee we bow, 
And own thee faithfid to thy word ; 
We hear thy voice, and open now 
Our hearts to entertain oiu: Lord. 

2 Come in,, come in, thou heavenly Guest ; 
Delight in what thyself hast given 

On thy own gifts and graces feast, 

And make the contrite heart thy heaven. 

3 Smell the sweet odour of our prayers ; 
Our sacrifice of praise approve ; 

And treasure up our gracious tears, 
' Who rest in thy redeeming love. 

4 Beneath thy shadow let us sit ; 

Call us thy friends, and love, and bride ; 
And bid us freely drink and eat 
Thy dainties, and be satisfied. 

711 C. M. 

Perfect harmony and joy unspeakable. 

ALL praise to our redeeming Lord, 
Who joins us by his grace, 
And bids us, each to each restored, 
Together seek his face. 



424 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

2 He bids us build each other up ; 
And, gather' d into one, 

To our high calling's glorious hope, 
We hand in hand go on. , ,^^ ^,^;j^ 

3 The gift which he on one bestoW3/'r"^»'fT 
We all delight to prove; 

The grace through every vessel flows, 
In purest streams of love. 

4 E'en now we think and speak the same, 
And cordially agree, — 

United all, through Jesus' name, 
In perfect harmony. 

5 We all partake the joy of one ; 

The common peace we feel; r'yf 

A peace to sensual minds unknown,~' ''', 
A joy unspeakable. 

G And if our fellowship below 

In Jesus be so sweet, 
What height of rapture shall we know 

When round his throne we meet! 

712 M. s. 

Si/mpathy and mutual love. 

BLEST be the tie that binds 
Oiu- hearts in Christian love; 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2 Before oiu* Father's throne, ,/ 
We pour our ardent prayers ; 

Our fears, our hoi^es, our aims are one,— T" 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes ; 
Our mutual burdens bear ; 

And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 



LOVE-FEAST. 425 

4 When we asunder part, 
It gives us inward pain ; 

But we shall still be join'd in heart, 
And hope to meet again. 

5 This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way ; _ 

While each in expectation lives, 
And longs to see the day. 

6 From son-ow, toil, and pain, 
And sin we shall be free ; 

And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 

713 4th P. M. 886, 886. 
Divine conformity. 

JESUS, fulfil our one desire, 
And spread the spark of living fire 
Through every hallow 'd breast : 
Bless with divine conformity. 
And give us now to find in thee 
Our everlasting rest. 

2 that we now the power might feel, 
To do on earth thy blessed will. 

As angels do above : — 
To walk in thee, the Truth, the Way, 
And ever perfectly obey 

Thy sweet constraining love. 

714 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 
Hand in hand to heaven. 

CENTRE of our hopes thou art ; ; j; V 
End of our enlarged desires : 
Stamp thine image on oiu- heart ; j j- 
Fill us now with heavenly fires: ^^> } 
Join'd to thee by love divine. 
Seal our souls forever thine. 



426 CHEISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

2 All our works in thee he wrought,— 
Levell'd at one comnaon aim : 

Every word and every thought 
Purge in the refining flame : 
Lead us, through the paths of peace, 
' On to perfect holiness. 

3 Let us all together rise, — 
To thy glorious life restored; 

Here regain our Paradise, — 

Here prepare to meet our Lord : 
Here enjoy the earnest given: 
Travel hand in hand to heaven. 

715 5th P. M. 4 lines 78. 

One in Christ Jesus and with each other. 

PATHER, at thy footstool see 
Those who now are one in thee : 
Draw us by thy grace alone : 
Give, give us to thy Son. 

2 Jesus, Friend of human kind. 
Let us in thy name he join'd ; 
Each to each unite and bless ; 
Keep us still in perfect peace. 

3 Heavenly, all-alluring Dove, 
Shed thy overshadowing love ; 
Love, the sealing grace, impart ; 
Dwell witliin our single heart. 

4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

Be to us what Adam lost; \ "-n 

Let us in thine image rise ; : 1 l 

Give us back our Paradise. 

716 CM. 

Rejoicing in hope. 

LIFT up your hearts to things above, 
Ye foll'wers of the Lamb, 
And join with us to praise his love, 
And glorify his Name. 



LOVE-FEAST, ■i^'ng 427 

2 To Jesus' Name give thanks alidf 'Sing, 
Whose mercies never end : 

Eejoice! rejoice! the Lord is King; 
The King is now our Friend. 

3 We for his sake count all things loss ; 
On earthly good look down ; 

And joyfully sustain the cross, 
Till we receive the crown. 

4 let us stir each other up, 

Our faith by works to' approve,— 
By holy, purifying hope. 
And the sweet task of love. 

5 Let all who for the promise wait. 
The Holy Ghost receive ; 

And, raised to our unsinning state. 
With God in Eden live : — 

6 Live, till the Lord in glory come, 
And wait his heaven to share : o ».,, 

He now is fitting up your home ; <^-f I 
Go on, we '11 meet you there. 

717 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

Unitr/ of spirit and of purpose. 

COI\IE, wisdom, power, and grace divine ; 
Come, Jesus, in thy name to join 
A happy, chosen band ; 
Who fain would prove thine utmost will. 
And all thy righteous laws fulfil, 
In love's benign command. 

2 If pure essential love thou art, 
Thy nature into every heart, 

Thy loving self, inspu-e : 
Bid all cur simple souls be one, 
United in a bond unknown, 

Baptized with heavenly fire. 



428 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

3 Still may we to our centre tend, 

To spread thy praise our common end, 

To help each other on ; 
Companions through the wilderness, 
To share a moment's pain, and seize 

An everlasting crown. 

4 Jesus, our tender'd souls prepare ; 
Infuse the softest social care, — 

The warmest charity ; 
The bowels of om* bleeding Lamb, 
The virtues of thy wondrous name, 

The heart that was in thee. 

5 Supply what every member wants ; 
To found the fellowship of saints, 

Thy Spirit, Lord, supply; 
So shall we all thy love receive, 
Together to thy glory live, 

And to thy glory die. 

718 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s 

Witnesses for Jesus. 

COlilE, and let us sweetly join, 
Christ to praise in hymns divine : 
Give we all, with one accord. 
Glory to our common Lord : 
Hands, and hearts, and voices raise ; 
Sing as in the ancient days ; 
Ante-date the joys above, — 
Celebrate the least of love. 

2 Strive we, in affection strive ; 
Let the purer flame revive ; 
Such as in the martyrs glow'd, 
Dying champions for their God : 
We like them may live and love ; 
Call'd we are their joys to prove ; 
Saved with them from future wrath ; 
Partners of like precious faith. 



LOVE-FEAST. 429 

3 Sing we then in Jesus' Name, 
Now as yesterday the same ; 
One in every time and place, 
Full for all of truth and grace : 
We for Christ, our Master, stand, 
Lights in a benighted land : 
We our dying Lord confess ; 
We are Jesus' witnesses. 



719 7th P. M. 8 lines 7b. 

The feast of endless love. '. 

COME, thou high and lofty Lord, • 
Lowly, meek, incarnate Word; 
Humbly stoop to earth again ; 
Come, and visit abject man. 
Jesus, dear expected guest, 
Thou art bidden to the feast : 
For thyself our hearts prepare ; 
Come, and sit, and banquet there. 

2 Jesus, we thy promise claim : 
We are met in thy great name: 
In the midst do thou appear ; ,< 

Manifest thy presence here. f 

Sanctify us, Lord, and bless ; 
Breathe thy Spirit, give thy peace; 
Thou thyself within us move : 
Make our feast a feast of love. 



3 Let the fruits of grace abound ; 
Let us in thy bowels sound ; 
Faith, and love, and joy increase,— 
Temperance and gentleness ; 
Plant in us thy humble mind, 
Patient, pitiful, and kind : 
Meek and lowly let us be, — 
FuU of goodness, full of thee. 



430 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 

4 Make us all in thee complete ; 
Make us all for glory meet; 
Meet to' appear before thy sight, 
Partners with the saints in light. 
Call, call us each by name, 
To the marriage of the Lamb : 
Let us lean upon thy breast ; 
Love be there our endless feast. 



720 7th P. M. 8 lines 78. 

Mutual love the bond of union. 

WHIIjE we walk with God in light, 
God our hearts doth still unite : 
Dearest fellowship we prove, — 
Fellowship in Jesus' love : 
Sweetly each, with each combined, 
In the bonds of duty join'd, 
Feels the cleansing blood applied, — 
Daily feels that Christ hath died. 

2 Still, Lord, our faith increase ; 
Cleanse from all unrighteousness : 
Thee the' unholy cannot see ; 
Make, make us meet for thee: 
Every vile affection kill ; 

Root out every seed of ill ; 

Utterly abolish sin ; 

Write thy law of love within. 

3 Hence may all our actions flow ; 
Love tiie proof that Christ we know 
Mutual love the token be, 

Lord, that we belong to thee : 
Love, thine image, love impart; ■ 

Stamp it now on every heart: 
Only love to us be given: 
Lord, we ask no other heaven. 



DUTIES AND TRIALS,; 

THE WARFARE. /^ 

721 L. M. 

TTie panoply of truth. 

BEHOLD the Christian warrior stand 
In all the armour of his God ; 
The Spirit's sword is in his hand, 
His feet are with the Gospel shod; — 

2 In panoply of truth complete, 
Salvation's helmet on his head; v. 

"With righteousness a breast-plate meet, 
And faith's broad shield before him spread ;- 

3 Undaunted to the field he goes ; 
Yet vain were skill and valour there, 

Unless, to foil his legion foes. 

He takes the trustiest weapon, prayer. 

4 Thus, strong in his Redeemer's strength, 
Sin, death, and hell, he tramples dovra ; 

Fights the good fight, and wins at length, 
Through mercy, an immortal crown. 

722 L.M. 

The sword and shield. 

ARM me with thy whole armour. Lord ; 
Support my weakness with thy might ; 
Gird on my thigh thy conqu'ring sword. 

And shield me in the threat'ning fight : 
From faith to faith, from grace to grace, 

So in thy strength shall I go on ; 
Till heaven and earth flee from thy face, 
And glory end what grace begun. 



432 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

723 s.M. 

The standard of the cross. 

HARK, how the watchmen cry ! 
Attend the trumpet's sound ; 
Stand to yoiu- arms, the foe is nigh,—- 
The powers of hell surround. 
• Who bow to Christ's command, 
Your arms and hearts prepare; 
The day of battle is at hand, — rif t' v/t 
Go forth to glorious war. .','_/■ y'S-j 

2 See on the mountain top :'vi'n{?, wfT 
The standard of your God; liol sill 

In Jesus' name 'tis lifted up. 
All stain'd with hallow'd blood. 

His standard-bearers, now 

To all the nations call: , ...^ . ' '' 

To Jesus' cross, ye nations, boWi'* ^^"^ 
He bore the cross for all. « '^ ■ 

3 Go up with Christ your Head ; 
Your Captain's footsteps see ; 

Follow your Captain, and be led^—' - '■ *• 
To certain victory. . '^^ ,^ 

All power to him is given ; 
He ever reigns the same : 

Salvation, happiness, and heaven, 
Are all in Jesus' Name. 

724 S^. 

Continued. — Spiritual enemies to be encountered. 

ANGELS our march oppose. 
Who still in strength excel, — 
Our secret, sworn, eternal foes, 

Countless, invisible ; 
From thrones of glory driven. 

By flaming vengeance hurl'd, 
They throng the air, and darken heaven, 
And rule this lower world. 



THE WAREARE. 433 

2 But shall believers fear ? 

But shall believeiis fly ? 
Or see the bloody cross appear, 

And all their powers defy ? 
By all hell's host withstood, 

We all hell's host o'erthrow ; 
And, conqu'ring them through Jesus' blood, 

We on to conquer go. 

725 s. M. 

TTie whole armour of God. 

SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
And put your armour on, 
Strong in the strength which God supplies 

Through his eternal Son ; 
Strong in the Lord of Hosts, 
And in his mighty power. 
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts, 
Is more than conqueror. • 7 

2 Stand then in his great might, 
With all his strength endued ; 

But take, to arm you for the fight, 

The panoply of God : 
That having all things done, 

And all your conflicts past, 
Ye may o'ercome, through Christ alone, 

And stand entire at last. 

3 Leave no unguarded place, — 
No weakness of the soul ; 

Take every virtue, every grace. 

And fortify the whole : 
Lxdissolubly join'd. 

To battle all proceed ; 
But arm yourselves with all the mind 

That was in Christ your Head. 
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434 DUTIES AND TEIALS. 

726 L J. 

The shield of faith. 

SOLDIERS of Christ, lay hold 
On faith's victorious shield; 
Arm'd with that adamant and gold, 

Be sure to win the field : 
If faith surround your heart, 

Satan shall be subdued ; 
Eepell'd his every fiery dart, 

And quench' d with Jesus' blood. 

2 Jesus hath died for you ; 

What can his love withstand ? 
Believe, hold fast your shield, and who 

Shall pluck you from his hand ? 
Believe that Jesus reigns ; 

AH power to him is given : 
Believe, till freed from sin's remains ; 

Believe yourselves to heaven. 

72T s. M. 

Courage ensures victory. 

URGE on your rapid course, 
Ye blood-besprinkled bands ; 
The heavenly kingdom suflers force ; 

'Tis seized by violent hands : 
See there the starry crown 

That glitters through the skies ; 
Satan, the world, and sin, tread down, 
And take the glorious prize. 

2 Through much distress and pain. 

Through many a conflict here. 
Through blood, ye must the entrance gain, 

Yet, disdain to fear : 
Courage, — your Captain cries, 

(Who all yoiu- toil foreknew, — ) 
Toil ye shaU have, yet all despise ; 

I have o'ercome for you. 



THE WARFARE. 435 

3 The world cannot withistand 

Its ancient Conqueror ; 
The world must sink beneath the Hand 

"Which arms us for the war : 
This is the victory,— 

Before our faith they fall ; 
Jesus hath died for you and me ; 

Believe, and conquer all. 



728 



S.M. 



The well-fought day. 



PRAY, without ceasing, pray, 
(Your Captain gives the word ;) 
His summons cheerfully obey, 

And call upon the Lord : 
To God your every want 

Li instant prayer display ; 
Pray always ; pray, and never faint ; 
Pray, without ceasing, pray. 

2 In fellowship, — alone, 

To God with faith .draw near ; 
Approach his courts, besiege his throne 

With all the power of prayer : 
His mercy now implore, 

And now show forth his praise ; 
In shouts, or sQent av/e, adore 

His miracles of grace. 

3 From strength to strength go on ; 
Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; 

Tread all the powers of darkness down, 
And win the well-fought day : 

Still let the Spirit cry, 
In all his soldiers, — Come, 

Till Christ the Lord descend from high, 
And take the conqu'rors home. 



436 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

729 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 
Sober vigilance. 

THIS slumber from my spirit shake ; 
Warn'd by the Spirit's inward call, 
Let me to righteousness awake, 

And pray that I may never fall ; 
Or give to sin or Satan place, 
But walk 111 all thy righteoiis ways. 

2 wouldst thou, Lord, thy servant guard 
'Gainst every known or secret foe ; 

A mind for all assaults prepared, 

A sober vigilance bestow ; 
Ever apprized of danger nigh, 
And when to fight and when to fly. 

3 never suffer me to sleep 
Secure within the verge of hell ; 

But still my watchful spirit keep 
In lowly awe and loving zeal ; 
And bless me with a godly fear, 
And plant that guardian angel here. 

4 Attended by that sacred dread, 
And wise from evil to depart. 

Let me from strength to strength proceed, 

And rise to purity of heart : 
Through all the paths of duty move. 
From humble faith to perfect love. 

730 L. M. 

Heavenly zeal, 

OKING of glorj', thy rich grace 
Our feeble thought surpasses far ; 
Yea, e'en oiu* crimes, though numberless, 

Less num'rous than thy mercies are. 
2 Still, Lord, thy saving health display, 

And arm our souls with heavenly zeal ; 
^ So, fearless, shall we virge our way 

Through all the powers of earth and hell. 



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THE WAKFARE. 437 

731 s. M. 

Perseverance. 
"Y soul, be on thy guard ; 
. Ten thousand foes arise ; 
The hosts of sin are pressino; hard 
To draw thee from the skies. 

2 watch, and fight, and pray ; 
The battle ne'er give o'er ; 

jig (Eenew it boldly every day, 
And help divine implore. 

3 Ne'er think the vict'ry won, 
Nor lay thine armour down : 

The work of faith will not be done, 
Till thou obtain the crown. 

4 Then persevere till death 
Shall bring thee to thy God ; 

He '11 take thee, at thy parting breath, 
To his divine abode. 

732 s. M. 

The mind that was in Christ. 

EQUIP me for the war. 
And teach my hands to fight ; 
My simple, upright heart prepare, 
And guide my words aright. 

2 Control my every thought ; 
My whole of sin remove : 

Let all my works in thee be wrought ; 
Let all be wrought in love. 

3 arm me with the mind, 
Meek Lamb, that was in thee ; 

And let my knowing zeal be jota'd 
With perfect charity. 

4 With calm and temper'd zeal 
Let me enforce thy call ; 

And vindicate thy gracious will, 
"Which ofiers life to all. 



438 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

5 may I love like thee, — 
In all thy footsteps tread ; 

Thou hatest all iniquity, 

But nothing thou hast made. 

6 may I learn the art, 
With meekness to reprove ; 

To hate the sin with all my heart, 
But still the sinner love. 

733 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The victory that overcometh the world. 

SURROUNDED by a host of foes, 
Storm'd by a host of foes within, 
Nor swift to flee, nor strong to' oppose, 

Single against hell, earth, and sin : 
Single, yet undismay'd, I am ; 

1 dare believe in Jesus' name. 

2 What though a thousand hosts engage 
A thousand worlds, my soul to shake ; 

I have a shield shall quell their rage. 

And drive the alien armies back : 
Portray'd, it bears a bleeding Lamb; .. 

1 dare believe m Jesus' name. 

734 c. M. 

Faith sees the final triumph. 

AM I a soldier of the cross, — 
A foil' wer of the Lamb, — 
And shall I fear to own his cause, 
Or blush to speak his name ? 

2 Must I be carried to the skies 
On flowery beds of ease ; 

While others fought to win the prize, 
And sail'd through bloody seas? 

3 Are there no foes for me to face ? 
Must I not stem the flood ? 

Is this vile world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God? 



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THE WARFARE. 439 

4 Since I must fight if I would reign, 
Increase my courage, Lord ; 

I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by thy -word. 

5 Thy saints in all this glorious war 
Shall conquer, though they die : 

They see the triumph from afar, — 
By faith they bring it nigh. 

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, 
And all thy armies shine 

In robes of vict'ry through the skies, 
The glory shall he thine. 

735 s. M. 

The violent take it by force. 

OMA.Y thy powerful word 
Inspire a feeble worm 
To rush into thy kingdom. Lord, 

And take it as by storm. 
2 may we all improve 

The grace already given, 
To seize the crown of perfect love, 
And scale the mount of heaven. 

786 c. M. 

Heavenhj rest in anticipation. 

WHEN I can read my title clear 
To mansions in the skies, 

1 '11 bid farewell to every fear, 

And wipe my weeping eyes. 

2 Should earth against my soul engage, 
And fiery darts be hurl'd, 

Then I can smile at Satan's rage, 

And face a frowning world. 
8 Let cares like a wild deluge come. 

Let storms of sorrow fall, — 
So I but safely reach my home. 

My God, my heaven, my all. 



440 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

4 There I shall bathe my weary soul 

In seas of heavenly rest, 
And not a wave of trouble roll 

Across my peaceful breast. 

737 26th P. M. 16, 76, 76, 76. 

No cause for fear. . , 

GOD is my strong salvation ; 
What foe have I to fear ? 
In darkness and temptation. 

My light, my help, is near : 
Though hosts encamp around me. 

Firm in the fight I stand ; 
What terror can confound me, 
With God at my right hand "? 

2 Place on the Lord reliance ; 

My soul with courage wait ; 
His truth be thine alliance, 

When faint and desolate ; 
His might thy heart shall strengthen. 

His love thy joy increase ; 
Mercy thy days shall lengthen ; 

The Lord will give thee peace. 

738 s. M. 

Victory. 

I THE good fight have fought,— 
when shall I declare ! 
The vict'ry by my Savioiir got, 
I long with Paul to share. 

2 may I triumph so, 

When all my warfare 's past ; 
And, dying, find my latest foe ' 
Under my feet at last ! 

3 This blessed word be mine, 
Just as the port is gain'd, — 

Kept by the power of grace divine, 
I have the faith maintain'd. 



THE WARFABE. 441 

4 The' apostles of my Lord, 

To whom it first was given, 
They could not speak a greater word, 

Nor all the saints in heaven. 

739 s. M. 

The universal victory of the cross. 
TESTIS, the Conqu'ror, reigns, 
V In glorious strength array'd ; 
His kingdom over all maintains, . „ 

And bids the earth be glad: -- :. < 

Ye sons of men, rejoice 

In Jesus' mighty love ; 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, 

To Him who rules above. 
2 Extol his kingly power ; 

Eliss the exalted Son, 
Who died, and lives to die no more, 

High on. his Father's throne: 
Our Advocate with God, 

He undertakes our cause, 
And spreads through all the earth abroad 

The vict'ry of his cross. 

740 S.M. 

Victory is on the Lord's side. 
A RISE, ye saints, arise ! 
l\. The Lord our leader is ; 
The foe before his banner flies, 
And victory is His. 

2 We follow thee, our Guide, 
Our Saviour, and our King ; 

We follow thee, through grace supplied 
From heaven's eternal spring. 

3 We soon shall see the day 
When all our toils shall cease ; 

When we shall cast our arms away, 
And dwell in endless peace. 



442 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

4 This hope supports us here ; 
It makes our burdens light : 

•Twill serve our drooping hearts to cheer, ;' 
Till faith shall end iu sight: — , ; ,; n.,^ 

5 Till, of the prize possess'd, Qp-V' 
We hear of war no more ; 

And ever with our Leader rest, 
On yonder peaceful shore. 

741 22d P. M. 88, 88, 84. 

Crowns cast at the feet of Jesus. 

ARK ! how the gospel trumpet sounds, 



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As through the world the echo bounds, 
Proclaiming to a ruin'd race, 
That through the riches of His grace, 
Sinners may see the Saviour's face, 
In endless day. 

2 Hail, Jesus ! all-victorious Lord ! 
Be thou by all mankind adored! 
For us didst thou the fight maintain, 
And o'er our foes the vict'ry gain, 
That we, with thee, might ever reign. 

In endless day. 

3 And when, through grace, our course is run, 
Tlie battle fought, the vict'ry won, 

Then crowns unfading we shall wear. 
The glory of thy kingdom share, 
With thee, our glorious leader, there, " ,, 
In endless day. 

4 Then, in thy presence, heavenly King, 
In loftier strains thy praise we'll sing, 
^^^len with the blood-bought hosts we meet, 
Ti'iumphant there, in bliss complete, 

And cast our crowns before thy feet, 
In endless day. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 443 
PATEENCE AND RESIGNATION. 

T42 S.M. 

Tribulation to be expected. 

AS strangers here below, 
With various woes oppress'd, 
We must through tribulation go 
To our eternal rest. 

2 Thus Christ, our glorious Head, 
Ascended to his throne : — 

Why should his servants fear to tread 
The way their Lord has ^one? 

3 The path to glory lies 
Through conflict and distress : — 

But joyful we at length shaU rise, 
The kingdom to possess. 

743 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Christ our pattern and example. 
QAVIOUR of all, what hast thou done? 
io What hast thou suffer'd on the tree ? 
Why didst thou groan thy mortal groan, 

Obedient unto death for me? 
The myst'ry of thy passion show, — 
The end of all thy griefs below. 

2 Pardon, and grace, and heaven to buy, 
My bleeding sacrifice expired ; 

But didst thou not my pattern die, 

That, by thy glorious Spirit fired, 
Faithful to death I might endure, 
And make the crown by suff"'ring sure ? 

3 Thou didst the meek example leave. 
That I might in thy footsteps tread ; 

Might like the Man of Sorrows grieve, 

And groan, and bow with thee my Head: 
Thy dying in my body bear, )^ 

And aU thy state of suflTring share. '/' 



444 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

744 13th P. M. 10 10, 11 11. 

The Lord will provide. 

THOUGH troubles assail, and clangers affright, 
Though friends should all fail, and foes all 
unite, 
Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, 
The promise assures us, — The Lord wlII provide. 

2 The bkds, without bam or storehouse, are fed 
From them let us learn to trust for our bread : 
His saints what is fitting shall ne'er be denied, 
So long as 'tis written, — The Lord will provide. 

3 When Satan appears to stop up our path, 
And fills us with fears, we triumph by faith ; 
He cannot take from us (though oft he has tried) 
The heart-cheering promise, — The Lord will pro- 
vide. 

4 He tells us we're weak, — our hope is in vain; 
The good that we seek we ne'er shall obtain : 
But when such suggestions our graces have tried, 
This answers all questions, — The Lord will prch 

vide. 

5 No strength of our own, nor goodness we claim : 
Our trust is all thrown on Jesus 's Name ; 

In this our strong tower for safety we hide ; 
The Lord is our power, — The Lord wUl provide. 

6 When life sinks apace, and death is in view, 
The word of his grace shall comfort us through : 
Not fearing or doubting, with Christ on our side, 
We hope to die shouting, — The Lord will provide 

745 c. M. 

LigM shining out of darkness. 

GOD moves in a mysterious way, 
His wonders to perform ; 
He plants his footsteps in the sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 






PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 445 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines 
Of never-failing skill. 

He treasures up Ms bright designs, 
And works his sov' reign w-ill. 

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take : 
The clouds ye so much dread 

Are big with mercy, and shall break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, 
But trust him for his grace ; 

Behind a frowning providence 
He hides a smiling face. 

5 His purposes will ripen fast, 
Unfolding every hour : 

The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, 
And scan his work in vain : 

God is his own interpreter, 
J,,, And he will make it plain. 

746 L. M. 

A blessing for those who mourn. 

DEEM not that they are blest alone 
"Whose lives a peacefid tenor keep ; 
For God, who pities man, has shown 
A blessing for the eyes that weep. 

2 The light of smiles shall fill again 
The lids that overflow with tears ; 

And weary hours of wo and pain. 
Are promises of happier years. 

3 There is a day of sunny rest, 

For every dark and troubled night ; 

Though grief may bide an evening guest, 

Yet joy shall come with early light. 



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446 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

■i Nor let the good man's trust depart, 
Though life its common gifts deny, — 

Though with a pierced and broken heart, 
And spurn'd of men, he goes to die. 

6 For God has mark'd each sorrowing day, 
And number'd every secret tear; 

And heaven's eternal bliss shall pay 
For all his children suffer here. 

747 c. M. 

At evening time it shall be light. 

WE journey through a vale of tears, 
By many a cloud o'ercast; 
And worldly cares, and worldly fears, 
Go with us to the last. 

2 Not to the last ! Thy word hath said, 
Could we but read aright, — 

Poor pilgrim, lift in hope thy head ; 
At eve it shall be light ! 

3 Tliough earth-born shadows now may sluroud 
Thy thorny path awhile, 

God's blesse(i word can part each cloud, 
And bid the sunshine smile. 

4 Only believe, in living faith. 
His love and power divine ; 

And ere thy sun shall set in death. 
His light shall round thee shine. 

5 Wlien tempest clouds are dark on high, 
His bow of love and peace 

Shines sweetly in the vaulted sky, — , .»,_ 
A pledge thai; storms shall cease. 

6 Hold on thy way, with hope imchill'd, 
By faith and not by sight, 

And thou shalt omu his word fulfill'd, — 
At eve it shall be light. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 447 

748 C. M. 

The only solace in sorrow. 

OTHOU who driest the mourner's tear, 
How dark this world would be, 
If, when deceived and wounded here, 
We could not fly to thee. 

2 The friends who in our sunshine live, 
When winter comes, are flown ; 

And he who has but tears to give. 
Must weep those tears alone. 

3 But Christ can heal that broken heart, 
Which, like the plants that throw 

Their fragrance from the wounded part, 
Breathes sweetness out of wo. 

4 who could bear life's stormy doom. 
Did not His wing of love 

Come brightly wafting through the gloom, 
Our peace-branch from above. 

5 Tlien sorrow, touch'd by Him, grows bright, 
With more than rapture's ray ; 

As darkness shows us worlds of light. 
We never saw by day. 

749 CM. 

Crosses are bCessings. 

SINCE all the varying scenes of time 
God's watchful eye surveys, 
0, who so wise to choose our lot. 
Or to appoint our ways ? 

2 Good, when he gives — supremely good, 
Nor less when he denies ; 

E'en crosses, from his sov'reign hand, 
Are blessings in disguise. 

3 Why should we doubt a Father's love. 
So constant and so kind ? 

To his unening, gracious will 
Be every wish resign' d. 



448 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

750 CM. 

Radiant hope. 

OWHO, in such a world as this, 
Could bear his lot of pain, 
Did not one radiant hope of bliss 

Unclouded yet remain? 
That hope the sov'reign Lord has given, 

Who reigns above the skies ; 
Hope that unites the soul to heaven 

By faith's endearing ties. 
2 Each care, each ill of mortal birth, 

Is sent in pitying love, 
To lift the ling'ring heart from earth. 

And speed its flight above. 
And every pang that wrings the breast, 

And every joy that dies, 
Tell us to seek a purer rest. 

And trust to holier ties. 

751 L.M. 

God's presence with his people. 

WHEN Israel, of the Lord beloved. 
Out from the land of bondage came, 
Her father's God before her moved, 
An awful guide, in smoke and flame. 

2 By daj', along the' astonish' d lands 
The cloudy pillar glided slow ; 

By night, Arabia's crimson' d sands 
Return'd the fiery column's glow. 

3 Thus present still, though now unseen. 
When brightly shines the prosp'rous day. 

Be thoughts of thee a cloudy screen, 
To temper the deceitful ray. 

4 And 0, when gathers on our path, 

In shade and storm, the frequent night, 
Be thou, long-sufi^ring, slow to wrath, 
A burning and a shining light. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 449 

752 cm 

Remember me! ' 

OTHOU from Avhom all goodness Aotts, 
I lift my soul to thee ; 
In all mj sorrows, conflicts, woes, 
Lord, remember me. 

2 If, for thy sake, upon my name 
Reproach and shame shall be, 

I'll hail reproach, and welcome shame; 
Lord, remember me. 

3 Wlien worn with pain, disease, and grief, 
This feeble body see ; 

Grant patience, rest, and kind relief; 

Lord, remember me. 

4 When, in the solemn hour of death, 

1 wait thy just decree. 

Be this the prayer of my last breath, — 
Lord, remember me. 

5 And when before thy throne I stand. 
And lift my soul to thee, 

Then, with the saints at thy right hand, 
Lord, remember me. 

753 L. M. 

Remember Calvary ! 
"^/TY suiFrings all to thee are known, 
IfJ. Tempted in every point like me ; 
Regard my grief, regard thine own : 
Jesus, remember Calvary ! 

2 For whom didst thou the cross endure? 
"Wlio nail'd thy body to the tree? 

Did not thy death my life procure? 
let thy mercy answer me. 

3 Art thou not touch'd with human wo? 
Hath pity left the Son of man ? 

Dost thou not all my sorrows know, 
And claim a share in all my pain? 
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450 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

4 Thou wilt not break a bruised reed, 
Or queucli the smallest spark of grace, 

Till through, the soul thy power is spread, 
Thy all-victorious righteousness. 

5 The day of small and feeble things, 
I know thou never wilt despise ; 

1 know, with healing in his wings. 
The Sun of righteousness shall rise. 

754 CM. 

In fear and trembling. 

FATHER of lights, thy needful aid 
To us that ask, impart ; 
Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid 
Of our own treach'rous heai't. 

2 O'erwhelm'd with justest fear, again 
To thee for help we call : 

Where many mightier have been slain, 
By thee unsaved, we fall. 

3 Ah ! what avails superior light. 
Without superior love ; 

We see the truth, we judge aright, 
And wisdom's ways approve, 

4 In spite of our resolves, we fear 
Our own infirmity ; 

And tremble at the trial near. 
And cry, God, to thee ! 

5 Our only help in danger's hour, 
Our only strength thou art ; 

Above the world and Satan's power, 
And greater than our heart. 

6 Us from ourselves thou canst secure, 
In nature's slipp'ry ways ; 

And make our feeble footsteps sure, 
By thy sufficient grace. 



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PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 45^1 
755 L. IL 

Jesus, the friend of the friendless. 

GOD of my life, to thee I call ; 
Afflicted, at thy feet I faU ; 
When the great water-floods prevail, 
Leave not my trembling heart to fail. 

2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint, 
Where should I lodge my deep complaint ? 
AVhere — but with thee, whose open door 
Livites the helpless and the poor ? 

3 Did ever mourner plead with thee, 
And thou refuse that mourner's plea? 
Does not the promise still remain, 
That none shall seek thy face in vain? 

4 Poor I may be — despised, forgot, 
Yet God, my God, forgets me not ; 
And he is safe, and must succeed. 
For whom the Saviour deigns to plead, 

756 L. M. 

Meekness and patience. 

THOU Lamb of God, thou Prince of peace, 
For thee my thirsty soul doth pine ; 
My longing heart implores thy grace ; 
make me in thy likeness shine. 

2 With fraudless, even, humble mind, 
Thy will in all things may I see ; 

li\ love be every wish resign'd, 

And hallow'd my whole heart to thee. 

3 When pain o'er my weak flesh jirevails, 
With lamb-like patience arm my breast ; 

When grief my Avounded soul assails. 
In lowly meekness may I rest. 

4 Close by thy side still may I keep, 
Howe'er life's various current flow; 

With steadfast eye mark every step, 
And follow where my Lord doth go. 



452 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

5 Thou, Lord, the dreadful fight hast won ; 
Alone thou hast the wine-press trod ; 

In me thy strength'ning grace be shown : 
may I conquer through thy blood. 

6 So when on Zion thou shalt stand, 
And all heaven's host adore their King, 

Shall I be found at thy right hand, 
And, free from pain, thy glories sing. 

75T L. M. 

Patient thanJtfuJness and trust 

ETERNAL beahi of Light divine, 
Fountain of unexhausted love ; 
In whom the Father's glories shine, 

Thi'ough eai-th beneath, and heaven above :- 

2 Jesus, the weary wand'rer's rest, 
Give me thy easy yoke to bear; 

With steadfast patience arm ray breast, 
With spotless love and lowly fear. 

3 Thankful I take the cup from thee, 
Prepai'ed and mingled by thy skill : 

Though bitter to the taste it be, 
Powerful the wounded soul to heal. 

4 Be thou, Rock of ages, nigh ! 

So shall each murm'ring thought be gone, 
And grief, and fear, and care shall fly. 
As clouds before the mid-day sun. 

5 Speak to my warring passions, — Peace ; 
Say to my trembling heart, — Be still ; 

Thy power my strength and fortress is, 
For all tilings serve thy sov'reign will. 

G death ! where is thy sting ? Where now 

Thy boasted victory, grave? 
Who shall contend with God? or who 

Can hm-t whom God delights to save ? 



PATIMTCE AND RESIGNATION. 453 

758 C. M. 

Submissive resignation. 

OLORD ! my best desire fulfil, 
And help me to resign 
Life, health, and comfort to thy will, 
And make thy pleasure mine. 

2 Why should I shrink at thy command, 
Whose love forbids my fears ? 

Or tremble at the gracious hand 
That wipes av/ay my tears ? 

3 No ! rather let me freely yield 
What most I prize to thee, 

Who never hast a good withheld, 

Or wilt withhold from me. 
■i Thy favour, all my Journey through, 

Shall be my rich supply ; 
What else I want, or think I do, 

Let wisdom still deny. 

759 CM. 

Not 7ny will, but thine be done. 

ALL-WISE, almighty, and all-good. 
In thee I firmly trust ; 
Thy ways, unknown or understood, 
Are merciful and just. 

2 ^lay I remember that to thee 
Whate'er I have I owe ; 

And back in gratitude from me, 
May all thy bounties flow. 

3 Thy gifts are only then enjoy'd. 
When used as talents lent ; 

Those talents only well employ'd, 
When in thy service spent. 

4 And though thy wisdom takes away, 
Shall I arraign thy will ? 

No ! let me bless thy Name, and say, — 
The Lord is gracious still. 



454 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

760 L. ^L 

Comfort in the promises. 

OGOD ! to thee we raise our eyes ; 
Calm resignation -we implore ; 
let no mm-m'ring thought arise, 
But humbly let us still adore. 

2 With meek submission may we bear 
Each needful cross thou shalt ordain ; 

Kor think our trials too severe, 
Nor dare thy justice to arraign. 

3 For though mysterious now thy ways 
To erring mortals may appear, 

Hereafter we thy Name shall praise. 
For all our keenest suflTrings here. 

4 Thy needful help, God, aflord, 
Nor let us sink in deep despair ; 

Aid us to trust thy sacred word, 

And find our sweetest comfort there. 

761 CM. 

Patient in tribulation. 

WITH trouble laden — grief oppress'd, 
Wings had I like a dove, 
I'd fly aAvay, and be at rest, 
Within a world above ! — 

2 A world where angels, pure as fair, 
Swell Jesus' glorious train ; 

Nor sin may make intrusion there, 
Nor death an entrance gain ; — 

3 Where God's own hand shall wipe away 
The tears from every face ; 

And Jesus to his saints display 
His mysteries of grace. 

4 Yet, Lord, each murm'ring thought control ; 
Each anxious wish repress : 

To thee I would resign my soul. 
And wait till thou shalt bless. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 455 

762 L. M. 

Safety and security in the arms of Jesus. 

GOD of my life, -whose gracious power 
Through, varied deaths my soul hath led, 
Or turn'd aside the fatal hour, 
Or lifted up my sinking head ; — 

2 In all my ways thy hand I own, — 
Thy ruling providence I see ; 

Assist me still my course to run, 
And still direct my paths to thee. 

3 Whither, whither should I fly, 
But to my loving Saviour's breast ! 

Secure within thine arms to lie, 
And safe beneath thy wings to rest. 

4 I have no skill the snare to shun. 
But thou, Christ, my wisdom art: 

1 ever into ruin run, 

But thou art greater than my heart. 

5 Foolish, and impotent, and blind. 
Lead me a way I have not known ; 

Bring me where I my heaven may find, — 
The heaven of loving thee alone. 

763 c. M. 

Sanctified affliction. 

GLORY to thee, thou righteous God, 
Righteous, yet kind to me ; 
For under thy paternal rod, 
Paternal love I see. 

2 Though humbled in the lowest deep, 
Thy gracious hand I bless ; 

And, thinking of thy love, I weep, 
For my unfaithfulness. 

3 Thou dost in tenderness chastise, 
And graciously reprove : 

My Father ! — all within me cries, — 
Thy ways are truth and love. 



56 DUTIES AND TEIALS. 

7C4 S.M.' 

The souVs only refuge. 

THOU refuge of my soul, 
On thee, when sorrows rise. 
On thee, when waves of trouble roll. 
My fainting hope relies. 

2 To thee I tell my grief, 
For thou alone canst heal ; 

Thy word can bring a sweet relief 
For e\ery pain I feel. 

3 Eut, 0, when doubts prevail, 
I fea.r to call thee mine ; 

The sprijigs of comfort seem to fail, 
And all my hopes decline. 

4 Yet, Lord, where shall I flee? 
Thoit art my only trust ; 

And still my soul would cleave to thee. 
Though prostrate in the dust. 

T65 12th P. M. 7G, 7G, 78, 76. 

Smarting under the rod. 

FATHER, if thou must reprove 
For all that I have done, 
!Not in anger, but in love, 

Chastise thine humbled son. 
Use the rod, and not the sword; 

Correct with kind severity; 
Bring me not to nothing, Lord^ 

But bring me home to thee. 
2 True and faithful as thou art 

To all thy church and me. 
Give a new, believing heart, 

Tliat knows, and cleaves to, thee ; 
For when we our hearts resign, 

Jesus, to be fill'd with thee, 
Tl^ou art ours, and we are thine, 

Through all eternity ! 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 457 

766 C. M. 

Chastisement received with Tiumility. 

IT is the Lord, who doth not grieve, 
Or needlessly reprove ; 
Saviour, we thankfully receive 

The tokens of thy love. 
2 These tokens may we ever prize, 

And answer their intent, 
By list'ning to thy word, that cries, — 
Be zealous, and repent. 

767 5th P. M. 4 liries 7s. 
Weak and helpless. 

SON of God, thy blessing grant ; ■ 
Still supply my every want ; 
Tree of life, thine influence shed : 
Trom thy fulness I am fed. 

2 Tend'rest branch, alas ! am I, — 
Wither vvithout thee and die ; 
Weak as helpless infancy : 

confirm my soul in thee ! 

3 Unsustain'd by thee, I fall ; 
Send the help for which I call : 
Weaker than a bruised reed, 
Help I every moment need. 

4 All my hopes on thee depend ; 
Love me, save me to the end ; 
Give me persevering grace ; 
Take the everlasting praise. 

768 4th P. M. 886, 8sa 

God a very present help in trouble. 

OGOD, thy faithfulness I plead : 
My present help in time of need, 
My great deliv'rer thou ! 
Haste to mme aid, thine ear incline, 
And rescue this poor soul of mine : 
I claim the promise now. 



458 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

2 "RTiere is the way ? ah, show me where, 
That I thy mercy may declare, — 

The power that sets me free : 
How can I my destruction shun ? 
How can I from my nature run? 

Answer, Lord, for me. 

3 One only way the erring mind 

Of man, short-sighted man, can find, 

From inbred sin to fly: 
Stronger than love, I fondly thought 
Death, only death, can cut the kuot, 

Which love cannot untie. 

4 But thou, Lord, art full of grace ; 
Thy love can find a thousand ways 

To foolish man unknown : 
My sold upon thy love I cast ; 

1 rest me, till the storm be past. 
Upon thy love alone. 

5 Thy faithful, wise, almighty love, 
Still every stumbling-block remove, 

And make an open way : 
Thy love shall burst the shades of death, 
And bear me from the gulf beneath. 

To everlasting day. 

769 c. M. 

The Lord is my rock. 

THOU rock of my salvation, haste ; 
Extend thine ample shade ; 
And let it over me be cast. 
To screen my naked head. 

2 Defend me in this trying hour ; 
My sure protection be ; 

My shelter from the tempest's power, 
Till I am fix'd on thee. 



PATIENCE AND EESIGNATION. 459 

3 set upon thyself my feet, 
And make me surely stand ; 

From fierce temptation's rage and heat 
Protect me with thy hand. 

4 Now let me in the cleft he placed ; 
Nor my defence remove ; 

Within thine arms of loA^e emhraced, — 
Thine arms of endless love. 

770 c. M. 

The shadow of a great rock in a weary land. 

NOW to the haven of thy hreast, 
Son of man, I fly ; 
Be thou my refuge and my rest, 
For ! the storm is high. 

2 Protect me from the furious hlast ; 
My shield and shelter be : 

Hide me, my Saviour, tiU o'erpast 
The storm of sin I see. 

3 As Avelcome-as the water-spring 
Is to a barren place, 

Jesus, descend on me, and bring 
Thy sweet, refreshing grace. 

4 As o'er a pai'ch'd and weary land, 
A rock extends its shade, 

So hide me. Saviour, with thy hand, 
And screen my naked head. 

5 In all the times of my distress 
Thou hast my succour been ; 

And in my utter helplessness, 
Restraining me from sin ; 

6 How swift to sa,ve me didst thou move 
In every trying hour ; 

still protect me with thy love, 
And shield me with thy power. 



460 DUTIES AND TEIALS. 

771 12tli p. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

A shelter from the storm. 

SKSTOTYR^ now in me perform 
The work thou hast begim ; 
Be my shelter from the storm. 

My shadow from the sun : 
Weary, parch'd with thirst, and faint, 

Till thou the' abiding Spirit breathe : 
Every moment, Lord, I want 

The merit of thy death. 
2 Never shall I want it less 

When thou the gift hast given, 
Fill'd me Avith thy righteousness, 

And seal'd the heir of heaven ; 

1 will trust in thee, my God, 
Till I thy perfect glory see ; 

Till the sprinkling of thy blood 
Shall speak me up to "thee. 

772 L. M. 

The Lord is viy refuge. 

WHY is my heart with grief oppressed ? 
Can all the pains I feel or fear. 
Make thee, my soul, forget thy rest — 
Forget that God, thy God, is near ? 

2 Hast thou not often call'd the Lord 
Thy refuge, thj almighty friend? 

And canst thoix fear to tnist that word 
On which thy hopes of heaven depend ? 

3 Lord, form my temper to thy will ; 
If thou my faith and patience prove, 

May e-\ery painful stroke fulfil 
Thy purposes of faithful love. 

4 may this weak, this fainting mind, 
A Father's hand, adoring, see ; 

Confess thee just, and wise, and kind, 
And trust thy word, and cleave to thee. 



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PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 461 

773 L. M. 

Trial and faith of Abraham. 

ABRAHAM, when severely tried, 
His faith by his obedience show'd ; 
He with the harsh command complied, 
And gave his Isaac back to God. 

2 His son the father offer' d up, — 
Son of his age, his only sou ; 

Object of all his joy and hope. 
And less beloved than God alone. 

3 for a faith like his, that we 
The bright example may pursue ; 

May gladly give up all to thee, 

To whom our more than all is due. 

4 Is there a thing than life more dear ? 
A thing from which we cannot part ? 

We can ; we now rejoice to tear 
The idol from our bleeding heart. 

5 Jesus, accept our sacrifice ; 

All things for thee we count but loss ; 
Lo ! at thy word our idol dies, — 
Dies on the altar of thy cross. 

6 For what to thee, Lord, we give, 
A hundred-fold we here obtain ; 

And soon with thee shall all receive, 
And loss shall be eternal gain. 

774 L. SL 

Hope in God. 

GOD of my strength, in thee alone 
A refuge from distress I see ; 
O why hast thou thine aid withdrawn? 
Why hast thou. Lord, forsaken me ? 
2 let thy Ught my footsteps guide ; 

Thy love and truth my spirit fill ; 
That in thy house I may reside, 
And worship at thy holy hill. 



462 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

3 Then will I at thine altar bend ; 

My harp its softest notes shall raise, 
And from my lips to heaven ascend 

The song of thankfulness and praise. 
4: Why then, my sdnl, art thou cast down ? 

Why ai-t thou anxious and distress'd? 
■ * Hope thou in God,, his mercy own, 

For I shall yet enjoy his rest. 

775 ■ / CM. 

Trusting in the mercy of God. 

WHY, my soul, why depress'd, 
And whence thine anxious fears? 
Let former mercies fix thy trust. 
And check thy rising tears. 

2 AfHiction is a stormy deep, 
Where wave succeeds to wave ; 

Though o'er my head the billows sweep, 
I know the Lord can save. 

3 His grace and mercy trust, my soid, 
Nor murmur at his rod : 

In vain the waves of troul:)le roll. 
While he is still thy God. 

776 S.M. 

All-sufficiency of His grace. 
TESUS, my Lord, my God, 
U Thy promise I embrace ; 
And hail, beneath the Father's rod, 
Thy all-suiScient grace. 

2 My oft-repeated prayer 
The kindest answer gains, 

When, by thy gracious aid, I bear 
Life's keen and varied pains. 

3 Should dread of want oppress. 
And men or fiends assail, — 

Infirmities my frame oppress, 
And earthly comforts fail, — 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 463 

4 Still may I trust in thee, 
And calm each rising fear ; 

For none of these can injure me 
While thou, Christ, art near. 

5 My faith as gold refine ; 
Each grace and virtue prove ; 

Thai in my spotless life may s^ine 
The light of perfect dove. '^ 

6 Thus shall thy mighty power 
Upon thy servant resti" 

Who glories in the trying hoiu", 
By "thee upheld and hlest. 

77T c. M. 

The Lord my portion. 

ETERNAL Source of joys divine, 
To thee my soul aspires ; 
! could I say, — The Lord is mine ! 
'Tis all my soul desires. 

2 My hope, my trust, my life, my Lord, 
Assure me of thy love ; 

! speak the kind, transporting word, 
And bid my fears remove. 

3 Then shall my thankful powers rejoice, 
And triumph in my God, 

Till heavenly rapture tune my voice 
To spread thy praise abroad. 

778 c. M. 

In His presence there is fulness of joy, 

THY gracious presence, my God, 
All that I wish contains ; 
With this, beneath affliction's load, 

My heart no more complains. 
2 This can my every care control, — 

Gild each dark scene with light : 
This is the sunshine of the soid ; 
Without it all is night. 



464 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

3 liappy scenes above tlie sky, 
Where thy full beams impart 

Unclouded beauty to the eye, 
And rapture to the heart. 

4 Her portion in those realms of bliss, 
My spirit longs to know ; 

!My wishes terminate in this, 
Nor can they rest below. 

5 Lord, shall the breathings of my heart 
Aspire in vain to thee? 

Confn-m my hope, that where thou art 
I shall forever be. 

G Then shall my cheerful spirit sing 

The darksome hours away, 
And rise, on faith's expanded wing. 

To everlasting day. 

779 s.M. 

Whoso tnisteth in the Lord shall be safe. 

pOMMIT thou all thy griefs 
\j And ways into His hands, — 
' To his sure trust and tender care 

Who earth and heaven commands ; 
Who points the clouds their course, 

Whom Avinds and seas obey : 
He shall direct thy wand'ring feet, — 

He shall prepare thy way. 

2 Thou on the Lord rely, 

So, safe, shalt thou go on; 
Fix on his work thy steadfast eye, 

So shall thy work be done. 
Ko profit canst thou gain 

By self-consuming care; 
To him commend thy cause, — his ear 

Attends the softest prayer. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 465 

780 S. M. 

He ruleth all things well. 

GBTE to the winds tliy fears ; 
Hope, and be undismay'd ; 
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears ; 

God shall lift up thy head ; 
Through waves, and clouds, and storms, 

He gently clears thy way; 
Wait thou his time, so shall this night 
Soon end in joyous day. 

2 Still heavy is thy heart? 
Still sink thy spirits down ? 

Cast oft' the Aveight, — let fear depart, 

And every care be gone. 
What though thou rulest not ; 

Yet heaven, and earth, and hell, 
Proclaim, — God sitteth on the throne, 

And ruleth all things well. 

3 Leave to his sov'reign sway 
To choose and to command : 

So shalt thou, wond'ring, own his way, 

How wise, how strong his hand ! 
Far, far above thy thought 

His counsel shall appear, 
When fully he the Avork hath wrought 

That caused thy needless fear. 

781 L. ]VL 

He carethfor you. 

PEACE, troubled soul, thou need'st not fear 
Thy great Provider still is near; 
Who fed thee last, will feed thee still : 
Be calm, and sink into his will. 
2 The Lord, who built the earth and skj, 
In mercy stoops to hear thy cry ; 
His promise all may freely claim : 
Ask and receive in Jesus' name. 
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466 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

3 Witliout reserve give Christ your heart ; 
Let liim his righteousness impart ; 

Then all things else he '11 freely give ; 
With him you all things shall receive. 

4 Thus shall the soul be truly blest, 
That seeks in God his only rest ; 
May I that happy person be, 

In tune and in eternity. 

782 c. M. 

Deliverance is at hand. 

MY span of life will soon be done, 
The passing moments say ; 
As length'ning shadows o'er the mead, 
Proclaim the close of day. 

2 that my heart might dwell aloof 
From all ci-eated things ; 

And learn that wisdom from above, 
Whence true contentment springs. 

3 Corn-age, my soul ; thy bitter cross, 
In every trial here, 

Shall bear thee to thy heaven above, 
But shall not enter there. 

4 The sighing ones, that humbly seek 
In sorrowing paths below, 

Shall in eternity rejoice, 
Where endless comforts flow. 

5 Soon will the toUsome stxife be o'er; 
Of sublunary care, 

And life's dull vanities no more 
This anxious breast ensnare. 

6 Courage, my soul ; on God rely ; 
Deliv'rance soon will come ; 

A thousand ways has Providence 
To bring believers home. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 467 

783 S. M. 

Walking hy faith. 

IF, on a quiet sea, 
Tow'rd heaven we calmly sail, 
With grateful hearts, God, to thee, 
"We '11 own the fav'ring gale. 

2 But' should the surges rise, 
And rest delay to come, 

Blest be the sorrow, kind the storm, 
Which drives us nearer home. 

3 Soon shall our doubts and fears 
All yield to thy control : 

Thy tender mercies sliall illume 
The midnight of the soul. 

4 Teach us, in every state, 
To make thy will oiu* own ; 

And when the jo3's of sense depart, 
To live by faith alone. 

784 L.M 

In hope, believing against hope. 

AWAY, my unbelieving fear ! 
Fear shall in me no more have place 5 
My Saviour doth not yet appear, — 

He hides the brightness of his face : 
But shall I therefore let him go, 

And basely to the tempter yield ? 
No, in the strength of Jesus, no, 

I never will give up my shield. 
2 Although the vine its fruit deny, 

Although the olive yield no oil, . 
The withering fig-trees droop and die, 

The fields elude the tiller's toil, — 
The empty stall no herd afford. 

And perish all the bleating race, 
Yet will I triumph in the Lord, — 

The God of my salvation praise. 



4G8 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

3 In bope, believing against hope, 

Jesus, my Lord, my God, I claim ; 
Jesus, my strength, shall lift me up ; 

Salvation is in Jesus' name. 
To me he soon shall bring it nigh ; 

My soul shall then outstrip the -wind ; 
On wings of love mount up on high, 

And leave the world and sin behind. 

T85 c. M. 

Casting all your care upon Hivi. 

STILL on the Lord thy burden roll, 
Nor let a care remain ; 
His mighty arm shall bear thy soul, 

And all thy griefs sustain. 
2 Ne'er will the Lord his aid deny 

To those who trust his love; 

xVnd they who on his grace rely, 

Shall sing his praise above. 

786 c. M. 

Glorying in tribulations, 

THEE, Jesus, full of truth and grace, 
Thee, Saviour, Ave adore ; 
Thee in affliction's furnace praise, 
And magnify thy power. 

2 Thy power, in human -weakness shown. 
Shall make us all entire ; 

We now thy guardian presence own. 
And walk, unburnt, in fire. 

3 Thee, Son of man, by faith we see, 
And glory in om* Guide ; 

SuiTOunded and upheld by thee. 
The fiery test abide. 

4 Tlie fire our graces shall refine, 
Till, moulded from above, 

We bear the character divine, — 
The stamp of perfect love. 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 469 

787 CM. 

Fearless in the furnace of affliction. 

GOD of thine Israel's faithful three, 
Who braved the tjT.-ant's ire, 
Who nobl}' scorn'cl to bow the knee, 

And Avalk'd, unhurt, in fire : — 
breathe their faith into my breast, 

In every trying hour ; 
And stand, Son of man, confess'd 

In all thy saving power ! 
2 While thou, almighty Lord, art nigh, 

My soul disdains to fear ; 
Both sin and Satan I defy. 

Still impotently near ; 
The earth and hell their wars may wage, — 

I mark their vain design : 
And calmly smile to see them rage 

Against a child of thine. 

788 ^ s. M. 

The unchangeable truth and love of Jesus. 

SUBmSSIVELY, my God, 
I all to thee resign, 
And bow before thy chast'ning rod ; 
Nor will I, Lord, repine. 

2 Why should my heart complain. 
When wisdom, truth, and love 

Direct the stroke, inflict the pain, 
And point to joys above? 

3 How short my suflfrings here ; 
How needful every cross : 

Away with doubt, distrust, and fear. 

Nor call my gain my loss. 
i Then give, or take away, 

I'll bless thy sacred Name : 
Jesus to-day, and yesterday, 

And ever, is the same. 



470 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

789 Ist P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Steadfast reliance and confident anticipation. 

THOUGH -^'aves and stoi-ms go o'er my head, 
Though strength, and health, and friends hs 
gone ; 
Though joys be wither'd all, and dead, 
Though every comfort be ■\vithdra\vu ; 
On this my steadfast soul relies, — 
Father, thy mercy never dies, 

2 Fix'd on this ground Avill I remain, 
Though my heart fail, and flesh decay ; 

This anchor shall my soul sustain, 
"When earth's foimdations melt a^vay : 

?iIorcy's full power I then shall prove, 

Loved -with an everlasting Love. 

790 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 
7 will fear no evil, for thoii art with me. 

PEACE, doubting heart, my God's I am ; 
Who form'd me man forbids my fear ; 
The Lord hath call'd me by my name ; 

The Lord protects, forever near : 
His blood for me did once atone. 
And still he loves and guards his o-svu, 

2 When, passing through the watery deep, 
I ask in faith his promised aid, 

The waves an awful distance keep, 

And shrink from my devoted head : 
Fearless, their violence I dare; 
They cannot harm, for God is there ! 

3 To Him mine eye of faith I turn, 
And through the fire pursue my way; 

The fire forgets its power to burn, — 

The lambent flames around me play • 
I own his power, accept the sign, 
And shout to prove the Saviour mine. 



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PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 471 

791 S.M. 

The sure foundation 

IN everj' trying hour 
My soul to Jesus flies ; 

1 trust in liis almighty power, 
When swelling billows rise. 

2 His comforts bear me up ; 
I trust a faithful God ; 

The sure foundation of my hope 
Is in my Saviour's blood. 

3 Loud hallelujahs sing, 

To our Redeemer's Name ; 
In joy or sorrow — life or death — 
His love is still the same. 

7-92 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The servant shall he as his Lord. 

THY every sufi^ring servant, Lord, 
Shall as his perfect Master be ; 
To all thy inward life restored, 

And outwardly conform' d to thee : 
Out of thy grave the saints shall rise. 
And grasp, through death, the glorious prize. 
2 Tliis is the straight, the royal way 
That leads us to the courts above : 
Here let us ever, ever stay, 

Till, on the wings of perfect love, 
We take our last, triumphant flight, 
From Calvary's to Zion's height. 
793 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Triumphant confidence in the Saviour. 

STILL nigh me, my Saviour, stand. 
And guard in fierce temptation's hour ; 
Hide in the hollow of thy hand ; 

Show forth in me thy saving power: 
Still-be thy arms my sm-e defence, 
Nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence. 



472 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

2 Since thou hast bid me come to thee, 
(Good as thou art, and strong to save,) 

I'll Avalk o'er life's tempestuous sea, 
Upborne by the unyielding wave ; 
Dauntless, tnough rocks of pride be near, 
And yawning whirlpools of despair. 

3 "When darkness intercepts the skies. 
And sorrow's waves around me roll. 

And high the storms of troubles rise, 

And half overwhelm my sinking soul ; 
My soul a sudden calm shall feel, 
And hear a whisper, — ^Peace ; be still ! 

4 Though in affliction's furnace tried, 
Unhurt, on snares and death I'll tread ; 

Though sin assail, and hell, throwai wide. 

Pour all its flames upon my head ; 
Like Moses' bush I'll mount the higher, 
And flourish, imconsumed, in fire. --n 

794 L. M. 

It ia I ; be not afraid. 
TIT" HEN power divine in mortal form 
y\ Hush'd with a word the raging storm. 
In soothing accents Jesus said, — 
Lo, it is I ; be not afraid. 
2 So when in silence nature sleeps. 
And lonely watch the mourner keeps, 
One thought shall every pang remove — . 
Trust, feeble man, thy Maker's love. ' ' 

5 God calms the tumult and the storm ;j i 
He rules the seraph and the worm : 
No creature is by him forgot 'O 
Of those who know, or know him not. 
4 And when the last dread hour shall come, 
And shudd'ring nature wait her doom, 

This voice shall wake the pious dead, "" 

Lo, it is I ; be not afraid. ioZ 



PATIENCE AND RESIGNATION. 473 

795 L. M. 

His loving kindness is better than life. 

OGOD, thou art my God alone ; 
Early to tliee my soul shall cry ; 
A pilgrhn in a land unknown, — 

A thirsty land, whose springs are dry. 
2 Thee, in the watches of the night, 

When I remember on my bed. 
Thy presence makes the darkness light ; 

Thy guardian wings are round my head. 
S Better than life itself, thy love ; 

Dearer than all beside to me ; 
For whom have I in heaven above, 

Or what on earth, compared with thee ? 
4 Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice, 

For all thy mercy I will give ; 
My soul shall still in God rejoice, — 

My tongue shall bless thee while I live. 

796 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 
Jesus, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever. 

CAST on the fidelity 
Of my redeeming Lord, 

1 shall his salvation see. 
According to his word : 

Credence to his word I give ; 

My Saviour in distresses past 
Will not now his servant leave, 

But bring me through at last. 

2 Better than my boding fears 
To me thou oft hast proved ; 

Oft observed my silent tears. 

And challenged thy beloved : 
Mercy to my rescue flew, 

And death migrasp'd his fainting prey ; 
Pain before thy face withdrew, 

And sorrow fled away. 



474 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

3 Now as yesterday tlie same, •■■ 
In all my troubles nigh, 

Jesus, on thy -word and name 

I steadfastly rely : 
Sure as now the grief I feel, 

The promised joy I soon shall have; 
Saved again, to sinners tell 

Thy power and will to save. 

4 To thy blessed will resigned, 
And stay'd on that al«ne, 

I thy perfect strength shall find, — 

Thy faithful mercies own ; 
Compass'd round with songs of praise, 

My all to my Redeemer give ; 
Spread thy miracles of grace, 

And to thy glory live. 

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STEADFASTNESS AND GROWTH IN GRAC.'E. 

797 c. M. 

Vanity of earthly enjoyments. 

HOW -vain are all things here below ; 
How false, and yet how fair ! 
Each pleasiu-e hath its poison too, 
And every sweet a snare. 

2 The brightest things below the sky 
Give but a liatt'ring light ; 

We should suspect some danger nigh, 
Whex'e we possess delight. 

3 Oiu: dearest joys, and nearest friends, 
The pai-tners of our blood, 

How they divide our wav'ring minds, 
And leave but half for God. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 475 

4 Tlie fondness of a creature's love, 
How strong it strikes the sense ; ' 

Thither the warm affections move, 
Nor can we call them thence, 

5 My Saviom-, let thy beauties be 
My soul's eternal food ; 

And grace command my heart away 
From all created good. 



798 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

Worldly pleasures renounced. 

VAIN are all terrestrial pleasures ; 
Mix'd with dross the purest gold ; 
Seek we then for heavenly treasiu'es, — 

Treasures never waxing old. 
Let our best affections centre 

On the things around the throne : 
There no thief can ever enter ; 
Moth and rust are there unknown. 

2 Earthly joys no longer please us ; 
Here would we renounce them all ; 

Seek oiu- only rest in Jesus, — 
Him our Lord and Master call. 

Faith, oiir languid spirits cheering, 
Points to brighter worlds above ; 

Bids us look for his appearing ; 
Bids us triumph in his love. 

3 May our light be always burning. 
And our loins be girded round, 

Waiting for our Lord's retiu'ning, — 
Longing for the welcome sound. 

Thus the Christian life adorning, 
Never need we be afraid. 

Should he come at night or morning, 

, Early dawn, or evening shade. 



476 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

799 S. M. 

Self -consecration. 

LORD, in the strength of grace, 
With a glad heart and free, 
Myself, my residue of days, 

I consecrate to thee. 
2 Thy ransom'd servant, I 

Restore to thee thine own ; 
And from this moment live or die, 
To serve my God alone. 

800 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Determined to know nothing but Jesus and him crucified. 

YAIN, delusive Avorld, adieu. 
With all of creatm-e good : 
Only Jesus I pursue, 

Who bought me with his blood : 
All thy pleasures I forego ; 

I trample on thy wealth and pride ; 
Only Jesus will I know. 
And Jesus crucified. 

2 Other knowledge I disdain ; 
'Tis all but vanity : 

Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain, — 

He tasted death for me. 
Me to save from endless wo 

The sin-atoning Victim died : 
Only Jesus will I know, 

Ajid Jesus crucified. 

3 Here will I set up my rest; 
My fluctuating heart 

From the haven of his breast 

Shall never more depart : 
Whither should a sinner go ? 

His wounds for me stand open "wide ; 
^ Only Jesus will I know. 

And Jesus crucified. 



GEOWTH IN GRACE. 477 

4 Him to know is life and peace, 
And pleasure without end ; 

This is all my happiness, 

On Jesus to depend ; 
Daily in his grace to grow, 

And ever in his faith abide ; 
Only Jesus will I know, 

And Jesus crucified. 

5 that I could all invite, 
This saving truth to prove ; 

Show the length, the breadth, the height, 

And depth of Jesus' love ! 
Fain I would to sinners show 

The blood by faith alone applied ; 
Only Jesus will I know. 

And Jesus crucified. 

801 c. M. 

Steadfast faith 

Ty/TY God, I know, I feel thee mine, 
iTi And will not quit my claim. 
Till all I have is lost in thine. 

And all renew'd I am. 
2 I hold thee with a trembling hand, 

And will not let thee go. 
Till steadfastly by faith I stand, 

And all thy goodness know. 

802 10th P. M. 8 Imea 8s.' 

Following the Lamb. '■''- 

"\I7'HAT now is my object and aim? 
VV Wliat now is my hope and desire? ' 
To follow the heavenly Lamb, 
And after his image aspire : 
My hope is all centred in thee ; 

I trust to recover thy love ; 

On earth thy salvation to see, 

And then to enjoy it above. 



4^8 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

803 1st P. M. 6 lines 88. 
I wi]] follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 

MASTER, I own thy lawful claim ; 
Thine, wholly thine, I long to be ; 
Thou seest, at last, I willing am, 

Where'er thou go'st, to follow thee ; 
Myself in all things to deny ; 
Thine, wholly thine, to live and die. 
2 Pleasure, and wealtli, and praise no more 

Shall lead my captive soul astray ; 
My fond pursuits I all give o'er ; 

Thee, only thee, resolved to' obey: 
My own in all things to resign, 
And know no other will but thine. 

804 L. M. 

The vow scaled at the cross. 

LOPtD, I am thine, entirely thine. 
Purchased and saved by blood divine 
With full consent thine I would be, 
And own thy sov'reign right in me. 

2 Grant one poor sinner more a place 
Among the children of thy gi'ace ; 

A wTetched sinner, lost to God, 
But ransom'd by Imnianuel's blood. 

3 Tliine would I live — thine would I die ; 
Be thine through all eternity ; 

The vow is past beyond repeal, 
And now I set the solemn seal. 

4 Here, at that cross where flows the blood 
That bought my guilty soul for God,— 
Thee, my new Master, now I call, 

And consecrate to thee my all. 

5 Do thou, assist a feeble wo-rm 
The great engagement to perform; 
Thy grace can full assistance lend, 
And on that grace I dare depend. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 479 

805 C. M. 

The tcorld has lost its charms. 

LET worldly minds the world pursue ; 
It has no cliarms for me : 
Once I admired its trifles too, 
But grace hath set me free. 

2 Its pleasures can no longer please, 
Nor hajipiiiess afford : 

Far from my heart he joys like these, 
Now I have seen the Lord. 

3 As by the light of opening day 
The stars are all conceal'd, 

So earthly pleasures fade away. 
When Jesus is reveal'd. 

4 Creatures no more divide my choice; 
I bid them all depart : 

His name, his love, his gi-acious voice. 
Have fix'd my roving heart. 

806 L. It 

Heavenly bliss in prospect. 

ARISE, m.y soul, on wings sublime, 
Above the vanities of time ; 
Let faith now pierce the veil, and see 
The glories of eternity. 

2 Born by a new, celestial birth, 
Wby should I grovel here on earth ? 
Wiiy grasp at vain and fleeting toj's, 
So near to heaven's eternal joys? 

3 Shall aught beguile me on the road, — 
The narrow road that leads to God ? 

Or can I iove this earth so well, 
As not to long vrith God to dwell ? 

4 To dwell with God, — to taste his love, 
Is the full heaven enjoy'd above : 

The glorious expectation now 
Is heavenly bliss begmi below. 



4:80 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

807 c. M. 

His service is perfect freedom. 

BEHOLD! I eome with joy to do 
The Master's blessed "will ; 
My Lord in outward works pursue, 

And serve his pleasiure still. 
Thus faithful to my Lord's commands, 

I choose the better part, 
And serve with careful Martha's hands. 
Bat loving Mary's heart. 

2 Though careful, without care I am, 
Nor feel my happy toil, — 

Preserved in peace by Jesus' Name, 

Suppoiled by his smile : 
Eejoicing thus my faith to show, 
• His service my reward ; 
While every work I do below, 

I do it to the Lord. 

3 ! that the world the art might know 
Of living thus to thee ; 

And find their heaven begun below, 

And here thy glory see ; 
Walking in all the works prepared 

To exercise their grace, 
They gain at last their full reward. 

And see thy glorious face. 

808 c. M. 

Self-dedication to the Lord. 
"pETURN, my soul, unto thy rest ; 
XL From God no longer roam ; 
His hand hath bountifully blest ; 

His goodness calls thee home. 
2 "What shall I render unto thee, 

Lly Saviour in distress, 
For all thy benefits to me, 

So great and ntmiberless? 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 481 

S This will I do for thy love's sake, 

And thus thy power proclaim. ; 
The cup of thy salvation take, 

And call upon thy Name. 
4 Thou God of covenanted grace, 

Hear and record my vow, 
While in thy coui'ts I seek thy face, 

And at thine altar bow : — 
5', Henceforth to thee myself I give ; 

With single heart and eye 
To walk before thee while I live. 

And bless thee when I die. 

809 L. M. 

ReverentiaJ joy and filial fear. 

IF, Lord, I have acceptance found 
With thee, or favour in thy sight, / 
Still with thy grace and truth surround, 
And arm me with thy Spirit's might. 

2 may I hear thy warning voice, , -. 
And timely fly from danger near ; 

With rev'rence unto thee rejoice, 
And love thee with a filial fear : 

3 Still hold my soul in second life. 
And suffer not my feet to slide : 

Support me in the glorious strife. 
And comfort me on every side. 

4 give me faith, and faith's increase ; 
Finish the work begun in me ; 

Preserve my soul in perfect peace, 
And let me always rest on thee. 

810 s. M. 

Fear of offending God. 

LORD, if thou hast bestow'd 
On me this gracious fear, 
This horror of offending God, — 
keep it always here ; — 
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482 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

2 And that I never more 

May from thy ways depart, 
Enter, with all thy mercy's po-wer^ 

And dwell within my heai't. 

811 M. 

I'Ae steward of the Lord, 

FATHER, into thy hands alone 
I have my all restored : 
3Iy all, thy property I own : 
The steward of the Lord. 

2 Confiding wholly in thy love, 
Through Jesus strengthening me, 

I wait thy faithfulness to prove, 
And give back all to thee. 

3 Determined all thy will to' obey. 
Thy blessings I restore ; 

Give, Lord, or take thy gifts away, 
I praise thee evermore. 

812 c. M. 

Not ashamed of tHe Gospel, 

I'M not ashamed to own my Lord, 
Or to defend his cause ; 
Maintain the honom' of his word, — 
The glory of his cross. 

2 Jesus, my God ! — I know his name ; 
His name is all my trust; 

Nor will he put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost 

3 Firm as his throne his promise stands, 
And he can well secure 

What I 've committed to his hands, 
Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then will he own my worthless nam© 
Before his Father's face, 

And in the New Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 



GROWTH IN GEACE. 483 

813 L. M. 

Not ashamed of Jesus. 

JESUS, and shall it ever be, 
A mortal man ashamed of thee ! 
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise, — 
Whose glories shine through endless days. 
2 Ashamed of Jesus ! — that dear Friend 
On -whom my hopes of heaven depend ; 
Ko I — when I blush, be this my shame,— 
That I no more revere his Name. 
S Ashamed of Jesus ! — yes, I may. 
When I 've no guilt to wash away ; 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave, 
No fears to quell, no soul to save. 
4 Till then — nor is my boasting vain — 
Till then, I boast a Saviour slain ; 
And 0, may this my glory be, — 
That Christ is not ashamed of me. 

814 c. M. 

Waiting upon the Lord. 

STILL, for thy loving-kindness. Lord, 
I in thy temple wait : 

1 look to find thee in thy word, 

Or at thy table meet. 

2 Here, in thine own appointed ways, 
I wait to learn thy m ill : 

Silent I stand before thy face, 
And hear thee say, — Be still ! 

3 Be still ! and know that I am God ; — 
'Tis all I live to know ; 

To feel the virtue of thy blood, ■ 
And spread its praise below. 

4 I wait my vigour to renew, — 
lliine image to retrieve ; 

The veil of outward things pass through, 
And gasp in thee to live. 



484 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

815 



S. M 



The signature of God^s love. 

LORD, in thy hand I He, 
And wait thy will to prove ; 
My Potter, stamp on me, thy clay, 

Thine only stamp of love : 
Be this my whole desire ; 

I know that it is thine ; 
Tlien kindle in my soul a fire 

Which shall forever shine. 
2 plant in me thy mind ; 

fix in me thy home ; 
So shall I cry to all mankind, — 

Come to the waters, come. 
Jesus is full of grace ; 

To all his howels move ; 
Behold in me, ye fallen race, 

That God is only love. 

816 L. M. 

Living to the glory of God. 

OTHOU ! who hast at thy command 
The hearts of all men in thy hand ; 
Our wayward, erring hearts incline 
To have no other will but thine. 

2 Our wishes, our desires, control ; 
Mould every purpose of the soul ; 
O'er all may we victorious prove 
That stands between us and thy love. 

3 Thrice blest will all our blessings be, 
When we can look through them to thee ; 
WTien each glad heart its tribute pays 
Of love, and gratitude, and praise. 

4 And while we to thy glory live, 
May we to thee all glory give. 
Until the final summons come, 
That calls thy willing servants home. 



GEOWTH IN GRACE. 485 

817 L. M. 

Living to serve the cause of Christ. 

MY gracious Lord, I own tliy riglit 
To every service I can pay, 
And call it my supreme delight 
To hear thy dictates and obey. 

2 What is my beiug but for thee, — 
Its sui-e support, its noblest end ? 

'Tis my delight thy face to see, 
And serve the cause of such a Friend. 

3 I would not sigh for worldly joy, 
Or to increase my worldly good ; 

Nor future days nor powers employ 
To spread a sounding name abroad. 

4 'Tis to my Saviour I would live, — 
To him who for my ransom died ; 

Nor could all worldly honour give 
Such bliss as crowns me at hie side. 

5 His work my hoary age shall bless, 
\Yh.en youthful vigour is no more ; 

And my last hour of life confess 
His saving love, his glorious power. 

818 4th P. M. 886, 885. 

Looking unto Jesus. 

ARE there not in the labourer's day 
Twelve hours, in which he safely may 

His calling's work pursue? 
Though sin and Satan still are near, 
Nor sin nor Satan can I fear, 

With Jesus in my view. 
2 Light of the -world ! thy beams I bless ; 
On thee, bright Sun of righteousness. 

My faith hath fix'd its eye : 
Guided by thee, through all I go. 
Nor fear the ruin spread below, 

i'or thou art always nigh. 



48G DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

8 Ten thousand snares my paths Leset, 
Yet will I, Lord, the work coniplet-e, 

Which thou to nie hast given ; 
Regardless of the pains I feel, 
Close by the gates of death and hell, 

I urge my way to heaven. 

819 s. M. 

Strengthen the weak hands. 

THOU seest our weakness, Lord ; 
Our hearts are known to thee; 
lift tho-i up the sinking hand, 

Confu-iii the feeble knee. 
2 Let ns in life, in death, 

Tliy steadfast truth declare; 
And publish, with our latest breath, 
Thy love and guardian care. 

820 2d P. M. 6 lines Ss. 

The image of the heavenly. 

LORD over all, sent to fulfil 
Thy gracious Father's sov'reign will, 
To thy dread sceptre will I bow; 
With duteous rev'rence at thy feet. 
Like humble INIary, lo ! I sit ; 

Speak, Lord, thy servant heareth now. 

2 The world, sin, death, oppose in vain ; 
Thou, by thy dying, death hast slain, 

My great Deliv'rer, and my God ! 
In vain does the old dragon rage ; 
In vain all hell its powers engage ; 

None can withstand thy conqu'ring blood. 

3 Renew thine image. Lord, in me ; 
Lowly and gentle may I be ; 

No charms but these to thee are dear ; 
No anger may'st thou ever find. 
No pride in my unruflied mind, 

I3ut i'aiLli a,iid heavt;u-boni peace be there. 



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GROWTH IN GRACE. 4S7 

■i A patient, a victorious mind, 
That life and all things casts behind. 

Springs forth obedient to thy call ; 
A heart that no desire can move, 
iiut still to' adore, believe, and love. 

Give me, my Lord, mj life, mj all ! 

821 L. M. 

The aU-sufficient Portion. 

OTjOYE, thy sov'reign aid impart. 
And guard the gift thyself hast given : 
My portion, thou, my treasure art, 
My life, and happin£ss, and heaven. 

2 Would a'light on earth my wishes share? 
Though d<iar as life the idol be. 

The idol from my breast I'll tear, 
Resolved to seek my all in thee. 

3 'V\Tiate''er I fondly counted mine. 
To thee, my Lord, I here restore^ 

Gladly I all to thee resign ; 

Give rae thyself, I ask no more. 

822 1st R M. C lines 8s. 
Circumspection. 

WATCH'D by the world's malignant eye, 
Who load us with reproach and sham£, 
As ser\'ants of the Lord most high, 
As zealous for his glorious Name, 
We ought in all his paths to move 
With holy fear and humble love. 

2 That wisdom. Lord, on us bestovr, 

From every evil to depart; 
To stop the mouth of every foe, 

>Vhile, upright both in life and heart, 
The pi'oofs of godly fear we give. 
And show them how the Christians live. 



488 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 



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823 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Pressing toivard the. mark. 
THANK thee, uncreated Sun, 



_ That thy bright beams on me have shined ; 
I thank thee, who hast overthrown 
My foes, and heal'd my wounded mind ; 

1 thank thee, whose enlivening voice 
Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice. 

2 Uphold me in the doubtful race, 
Nor suffer me again to stray ; 

Strengthen my feet, with steady pace, 

Still to press forward in thy way ; 
My soul and flesh, Lord of might. 
Fill, satiate, with thy heavenly light. 

3 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears ; 
Give to my heart chaste, hallow'd fires ; 

Give to my soul, with filial fears, 

The love that all heaven's host inspires, 
That all my powers, with all their might, 
In thy sole glory may unite. 

4 Thee will I love, my joy, my crown ; 
Thee will I love, my Lord, my God ; 

Thee will I love, beneath thy frown 
Or smile, thy sceptre or thy rod. 
"WTiat though my flesh and heart decay; 
Thee shall I love in endless day. 

824 5th P. M. 4 lines 78. 

Christ liveth in me. 

LOVING Jesus, gentle Lamb, 
In thy gracious hands I am ; 
Make me. Saviour, what thou art ; 
Live thyself within my heart. 
2 I shall then show forth thy praise ; 
Serve thee all my happy days ; 
Then the world shall always see 
Christ the holy child in me. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 489 

825 L. M. 

Following the Saviour 

OTHOU, to whose all-searching sight 
The darkness shineth as the light, 
Search, prove my heart, it pants for thee ; 
burst these bonds, and set it free. 

2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross ; 
Nail my affections to the cross ; 
Hallow each thought; let all within 
Be clean, as thou, my Lord, art clean. 

3 If in this darksome wild I stray, 
Be thou my light, be thou my way : 
No foes, no violence I fear, 

No fraud, while thou, my God, art near. 

4 "WTien rising floods my soul o'erflow, — 
When sinks my heart in waves of wo,— 
Jesus, thy timely aid impart, 

And raise my head, and cheer my heart. 

5 Saviour, where'er thy steps I see, 
Dauntless, untired, I follow thee ; 
let thy hand support me still, 
And lead me to thy holy hill. 

6 K rough and thorny be the way, 
My strength proportion to my day ; 

Till toil, and grief, and pain shall cease, 
Where all is calm, and joy, and peace. 

826 L. M. 

Evermore give us this bread. 

FATHER, supply my every need ; 
Sustain the life thyself hast given ; 
grant the never-failing bread, — 

The manna that comes down from heaven. 
2 The gracious fruits of righteousness, 

Thy blessings' unexhausted store, 
In me abundantly increase, 
Nor ever let me hunger more. 



490 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

3 Let me no more, in deep complaint, 
My leanness, my leanness ! cry ; 

Alone consumed "with pining want, 
Of all my Father's children I. 

4 The painful thirst, the fond desu-e, 
Thy joyous presence shall remove ; 

But mj^ full soul shall still require 
A 'ivhole eternity of love. 

827 L. M. 

The well of living water. 

JESUS, the gift divine I know, 
The gift divine I ask of thee ; 
The living water now bestow. 
Thy Spirit and thyself, on me. 

2 For thou of life the fountain art, 
None else can give or take away ; 

may I lind it in my heart. 
And with me may it ever stay. 

3 Thus may I drink, — and thirst no more 
For drops of finite happiness ; 

S^Jring up, well, in heavenly power, '■ 
Li streams of pure perennial peace. 

828 c. M. 

Strength renewed hy waiting upon the Lord. 

LORD, I believe thy every word, 
Thy every promise true ; 
And lo ! I wait on thee, my Lord, 
Till I my strength renew. 

2 If in this feeble flesh I may 
Awhile show forth thy praise, 

Jesus, support the tott'ring clay, 
And lengthen out my days. 

3 K such a M'orm as I can spread 
The common Saviour's name. 

Let Him who raised thee from the dead, 
Quicken my mortal frame. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 491 

4 Still let me live tliy blood to show, 

Which purges every stain ; 
And gladly linger out below 

A few more years in pain. 

829 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

THOU hidden love of God, whose height, 
Whose depth unfathom'd, no man knows 
[ see from far thy beauteous light ; 

Inly I sigh for thy repose : 
My heart is pain'd, nor can it be 
A.t rest, till it finds rest in thee. 

2 Is there a thing beneath the sun, 

That strives with thee my heart to share ? 
Ah, tear it thence, and reign alone, 

The Lord of every motion there ; 
Then shall my heart from earth be free, 
When it hath found repose in thee. 

3 hide this self from me, that I 

No more, but Christ in me, may live ; 
My vile affections crucify. 

Nor let one darling lust survive ; 
In all things nothing may I see, 
Nothing desu-e or seek, but thee. 

4 Love, thy sov'reign aid impart, 

To save me from low-thoughted care ; 
Chase this self-will through all my heart, 

Through all its latent mazes there : 
Make me thy duteous child, that I, 
Ceaseless, may Abba, Father, cry. 

5 Each moment draw from earth away 
My heart, that lowly waits thy call ; 

Speak to my inmost soul, and say, — 

I am thy love, thy God, thy all ! 
To feel thy power, to hear thy voice. 
To taste thy love, be all my choice. - 



492 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

830 1st p. M. 6 lines Ss. 

An eye single to the glory of God. 

BEHOLD ! the servant of the Lord, 
I wait thy guiding hand to feel ; 
To hear and keep thy every word, — 
To prove and do thy perfect will : 
Joyful from my own works to cease, 
Glad to fulfil all righteousness. 

2 And if thy grace vouchsafe to use 
The meanest of thy creatures, me, 

The deed, the time, the manner choose ; 

Let all my fruit be found of thee : 
Let all my works in thee be wrought, — 
By thee to full perfection brought. 

3 My every Aveak, though good design, 
O'errule or change, as seems thee meet ; 

Jesus, let all my work be thine ! 

Thy work, Lord, is all complete, 
And pleasing in thy Father's sight ; 
Thou only hast done all things right. 

i Here, then, to thee thine own I leave ; 

Mould as thou wilt thy passive clay; 
But let me all thy stamp receive, — 

But let me ail thy words obey : 
Serve with a single heart and eye, 
And to thy glory live and die. 

831 S.M. 

Pilgrims and sojourners. 

IN every time and place. 
Who serve the Lord most high. 
Are call'd his sov'reign will to' embrace, 

And still their own deny : 
To follow his command. 

On earth as pilgrims rove, 
And seek an midiscover'd land, 
And house and friends above. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 493 

2 Father, the narrow path 

To that far country show ; 
And in the steps of Abrah'm's faith 

Enable me to go : 
A cheerful sojourner 

Where'er thou biclcl'st me roam, 
Till, guided by thy Spirit here, 

I reach my heavenly home. 

832 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 
The pilgrim'' s guide and guardian. 

GUIDE me, thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land : 

1 am weak — but thou art mighty ; 
Hold me with thy powerful hand : 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open now the crystal fountain, 
Whence the healing waters flow ; 

Let the fiery, cloudy pillar. 

Lead me all my journey through: 

Strong Deliv'rer, 
Be thou still my strength and shield. 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 
Bid my anxious fears subside : 

Bear me through the swelling current ; 
Land me safe on Canaan's side ; 

Songs of praises 
I will ever give to thee. 

833 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The prize of our high calling, 

JESUS, thy boundless love to me 
No thought can reach, no tongue declare ; 
knit my thankful heart to thee. 
And reign without a rival there : 
Thine wholly, thine alone, I am; 
Be thou alone my constant flame. 



494 DUTIES AITD TRIALS. 

2 grant that nothing in my soul 
May dwell, but thy pure love alone : 

may thy love possess me whole, — 

My joy, my treasure, and my crown: 
Strange flames far from my heart remove : 
My every act, word, thought, Le love. 

3 Unwearied may I this pursue ; 
Dauntless to the high prize aspire ; 

Hourly within my soul renew 

This holy flame, this heavenly fire : 
And day and night, be all my care 
To guard the sacred treasure there. 

4 In suff ring be thy love my peace ; 
In weakness be thy love my power; 

And when the storms of life shall cease, 

Jesus, in that important hour. 
In death as life be thou my guide, 
And save me, who for me hast died. 

834 c. M. 

The race for glory. 

AWAICE, my soul ! stretch every nerve, 
And press with vigour on ; 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 
And an immortal crown. 

2 'Tis God's all-animating voice 
That calls thee from on high ; 

'Tis he whose hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye. 

3 A cloud of witnesses aroimd 
Hold thee in full survey ; 

Forget the steps already trod. 
And onward urge thy way. 

4 Blest Saviour ! introduced by thee. 
Our race have we begun ; 

And, crow^n'd with vict'ry, at thy feet 
We '11 lay our troj»hies down. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 495 

835 2d p. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Crucified with Christ. 

HmTBL'E, and teachable, and mild, 
may I, as a little child, 
My lowly Master's steps pursue! 
Be anger to my soul unknown ; 
Hate, envy, jealousy, be gone ; 
In love create thou all things new. 

2 Let earth no more my heart divide ; 
"With Christ may I be cinicified ; 

To thee with my whole heart aspire : 
Dead to the world and all its toys, 
Its idle pomp, and fading joys. 

Be thou alone my one desire. 

3 Sly will be swallow'd up in thee ; 
Light in thy light still may I see, 

Beholding thee with open face ; 
Call'd the full power of faith to prove, 
Let ail my hallow'd heart be love. 

And all my spotless life be praise. 

4 Come, Holy Ghost, all-quick'ning fire, 
My consecrated heart inspire. 

Sprinkled with the atoning blood : 
Still to my soul thyself reveal : 
Thy mighty working may I feel, 

And know that I am one with God. 

836 c. M. 

The sojourner ; at the feet of Jesus. 

GOD of all grace and majesty, 
Supremely great and good. 
If I have mercy found with thee 

Through the atoning blood ; 
The guard of all thy mercies give, 

And to my pardon join 
A fear lest I should ever grieve 
The Comforter divine. 



496 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

2 If mercy is indeed Avitli tliee, 
May I obedient prove, 

Nor e'er abuse my liberty, 

Or sin against thy love : 
This choicest fruit of faith bestow 

On a poor sojourner ; 
And let me pass my days below 

In humbleness and fear, 

3 Still may I walk as in thy sight ; 
My strict observer see ; 

And thou, by rev'rent love, unite 
My child-like heart to thee : 

Still let me, till my days are past, 
At Jesus' feet abide : 

So shall he lift me up at last, 
And seat me by his side. 

837 1st P. M. 6 lines 8a. 

Pilgrims and strangers ; homeward bound. 

LEADER of faithful soids, and guide 
Of all that travel to the skv, 
Come, and with us, e'en us, abide, 

Who Avould on thee alone i-ely ; 
On thee alone our spirits stay, 
While held in life's uneven way. 

2 Strangers and pilgrims here below. 
This earth, we know, is not our place ; 

But hasten through the vale of wo, 
And, restless to behold thy face, 

Swift to our heavenly country move, 

Our everlasting home above. 

8 We've no abiding city hei-e, 

But seek a city out of sight ; 
Thither our steady course we steer, 

Aspiring to the'plains of light, — 
Jerusalem, the saints' abode. 
Whose founder is the living God. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 497 

4 Patient the' appointed race to run, 
This weary workl Ave cast l^ehind ; 

From strength to strength we travel on, 

The New Jerusalem to find: 
Our laboiu* this, our only aim, 
I'o find the New Jerusalem. 

5 Through thee, who all our sins hast borne, 
Freely and graciously forgiven, 

With songs to Zion we return, 

Contending for our native heaven ; 
That palace of our glorious King, — 
We find it nearer while we sing. 

6 Raised by the breath of love divine, 

We urge our way, with strength renew'd ; 
The church of the first-born to join, 

We travel to the mount of God : 
With joy upon our heads arise, 
And meet our Saviour in the skies. 

838 5th P. M. 4 lines 7a. 

The pilgrivi's song. 

riHIIiDREN of the heavenly King, 
\J As we journey let us sing ; 
Sing our Saviour's worthy praise, 
Glorious in his works and ways. 

2 We are trav'ling home to God, 
In the way our fiithers trod ; 
They are happy now, and we 
Soon their happiness shall see. 

3 ye banish'd seed, be glad ; 
Christ our Advocate is made : 
Us to save our flesh assumes, — 
Brother to our souls becomes. 

4 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand 
On the borders of our land ; 
Jesus Christ, our Father's Son, 
Bids us undismay'd go on. 

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498 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

5 Lord! obediently we'll go,' 
Gladly leaving all below : 
Only thou our leader be, 
And we still will follow thee. 

839 c. M- 

God's pavilioTt. 

GRANT me witliin tby courts a place^ 
Among tby saints a seat, 
Torever to behold thy face, 
And worship at thy feet : — 

2 In thy pavilion to abide, 
When storms of trouble blow, 

And in thy tabernacle hide, 
vSecure from every foe. 

3 Seek ye my face ; — v.dthout delay, 
When thus I hear thee speak, 

J\Jy heart would leap for joy, and say, — 
Thy face. Lord, will I seek. 

4 Then leave me not Avhen gi-iefs assail. 
And earthly comforts flee ; 

When father, mother, kindred fail, 
My God ! remember me. 

840 L.51 

Your life is hid with Christ in God. 
T^E faithful souls, who Jesus know, 
X If risen indeed with him ye are, 
Superior to the joys below, 
His resurrection's power declare. 

2 Your faith by holy tempers prove : 
By actions show your sins forgiven : 

And seek the glorious things above, 
And follow Christ your head to heaven. 

3 Thei'e your exalted Saviour see. 
Seated at God's right hand again. 

In all his Father's majesty, 
In everlasting pomp to reign. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 499 

4 To liim continually aspire, 
Contending for your native place ; 

And emulate the angel choir, 
And only live to love and praise. 

5 For Avho by faith your Lord receive, 
Ye nothing seek or -nant beside ; 

Dead to the world and sin ye live ; 
Yoxu* creatui"e-love is crucified. 

6 Yoiu- real life, with Christ conceal'd, 
Deep in the Father's bosom lies ; 

And glorious as your Head reveal' d, 
Y'"e soon shall meet him in the skies. 

841 s.M. 

Now we see through a glass, darUy. 

THY way is in the sea ; 
Thy paths we cannot trace ; 
Nor solve, Lord, the mystery 
Of thy unbounded grace. 

2 Here the dark veils of sense 
Our captive souls surround; 

Mysterious deeps of providence 
Our wond'ring thoughts confound. 

3 As through a glass we see 
The wonders of thy love ; 

How little do we know of thee, 
Or of the joys above ! 

4 In part we know thy will, 
And bless thee for the sight: 

8oon will thy love the rest reveal 
In glory's*clearer light. 

5 "With joy shall we sm-vey 
Thy providence and grace ; 

And spend an everlasting day 
In wonder, love, and praise. 



500 DUTIES AND thials. 

842 CM. 

Walk in the light. 

WALK in the light! so shalt thou know 
That fellowship of love, 
His Spirit only can bestow 
Who reigns in light above. 

2 Walk in the light ! and thou shalt find 
Thy heart made truly His 

Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined, 
In whom no darkness is. 

3 Walk in the light ! and thou shalt own 
Thy darkness pass'd away, 

Because that Light hath on thee shone 
In which is perfect day. 

4 Walk in the light ! and e'en the tomb 
No fearful shade shall wear; 

Glory shall chase away its gloom, 
For Christ hath conquer'd there. 

5 Walk in the light ! thy path shall be 
Peaceful, serene, and bright : 

For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee, 
And God liimself is light. 

843 L. M. 

Meekness. 

HAPPY the meek, whose gentle breast, 
Clear as the summer's evening ray, 
Calm as the regions of the blest. 
Enjoys on earth celestial day. 

2 His heart no broken friendships sting ; 
No jars his peaceful tent invade ; 

He rests beneath the' Almighty's wing, 
Hostile to none — of none afraid. 

3 Spirit of grace ! all meek and mild, 
Inspii'e om' hearts, — our souls possess ; 

Eepel each passion rude and wild, 
And bless us, as we aim to bless. 



GROWTH IN GRACE. 601 

844 S. M. 

Charity, or Love. 

HAD I the gift of tongues, 
Great God, without thy grace, 
My loudest words, my loftiest songs, 
Would be but sounding bi-ass. 

2 Though thou shouldst give me skill 
Each myst'ry to explain ; 

Without a heart to do thy will, 
My knowledge would be vain. 

3 Had I such faith in God, 
As mountains to remove. 

No faith could work eftectual good, 
That did not work by love. 

4 Grant, then, this one request, — 
Whatever be denied, — 

That love divine may rule my breast, 
And all my actions guide. 

845 c. M. 

Gratitude. 

WHEN all thy mercies, my God, 
My rising soul surveys, 
Transjiorted with the view, I'm lost 
In wonder, love, and praise. 

2 how can words with equal warmth 
The gratitude declare, 

That glows within my ravish'd heart ? — 
But thou canst read it there. 

3 To all my weak complaints and cries, 
Thy mercy lent an ear, 

Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn' d 
To form themselves in prayer. 

4 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth, 
With heedless steps, I ran ; 

Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe, 
And led me up to man. 



602 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

5 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths, 
It gently clear'd my way ; 

And Ihrough the pleasing snares of vice, . 
More to be fear'd than they. . ? 

6 Til rough every period of my life 
Thy goodness I '11 pursue ; 

And after death, in distant worlds, 
The pleasing theme renew. 

7 Through all eternity to thee 
A grateful song I '11 raise ; 

But 0! eternity's too short 
To utter all thy praise. 

846 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

Gratitude evinced by living to God's glory. 

BE it my only wisdom here, 
To serve the Lord with filial fear. 

With loving gratitude: 
Superior sense may I display. 
By shunning every evil way, 

And walking in the good. 
2 may I still from sin depart ; 
A wise and understanding heart, 

Jesus, to me be given : 
And let me through thy Spirit know 
To glorify my God below, 

And find my way to heaven. 

847 L. M. 

Security and safety. 

GOD is our refuge and defence ; 
In trouble our unfailing aid : 
Secure in his omnipotence. 

What foe can make our souls afraid? 
2 Yea, though the earth's foundations rock, 

And mountains down the gulf be hurl'd, 
His people smile amid the shock : 

They look beyond this transient world. 



OUOWTH IN GRACE. 503 

Z There is a river pure and bright, 

Whose streams make glad the heavenlj plains ; 
Where ill eternity of light 
^ The city of our God remains. 

,4 Built by the word of his command, 
g.,,; With his unclouded presence blest. 

Firm as his throne the bulwarks stand ; 
j,,j_. There is owe home, our hope, our rest. 

848 1st P. M. 6 lines 33. 

The good Shepherd 

TTHE Lord my pasture shall prepare, 
i And feed me Avith a shepherd's care ; 
His presence shall my wants supply, 
And guard me with a watchful eye : 
My noon-day walks he shall attend, 
And all my midnight hours defend. 

2 When in the sultry glebe I faint, 
Or on the thirsty mountain pant, 
To fertile vales and dewy meads, 
My weary, wand'ring steps he leads, 
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, 
Amid the verdant landscape flow. 

3 Though in a bare and rugged way. 
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray, 
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile. 
The barren wilderness shalL smile. 

With sudden greens and herbage crown'd. 
And streams shall murmur ail around. 

4 Though in the paths of death I tread, 
With gloomy horrors overspread, 

My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, 
For thou, Lord, art with me still: 
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, 
And guide me through the dreadful shade. 



504 DUTIES AND TRIALS. i 

849 27tli p. M. 4 lines lis. 

Rejoicing in the care of the good Shepherd. 

THE Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know ; 
I feed in green pastures, safe-folded I rest; 
He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow, 
Restores me when wand'ring, redeems whe» 
oppress'd. 

2 Through the valley and shadow of death though 

I stray. 
Since thou art my guardian, no evil I fear ; 
Thy rod shall defend me, thy staff he my stay ; 
No harm can befall, with my Comforter near. 

3 In the midst of affliction my table is spread ; 
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o'er ; 

With oil and perfume thou anointest my head ; 
what shall I ask of thy providence more ? m 

4 Let goodness and mercy, my bountiful God, 
Still follow my steps till I meet thee above ; 

I seek — by the path which my forefathers trod. 
Through the land of their sojourn — thy kingdom 
of love. 

850 c. M. 

Are they not all ministering spirits? 

WHICH of the monarchs of the earth 
Can boast a guard like ours, — 
Encircled from our second birth 
With all the heavenly powers'? 

2 Myriads of bright, cherubic bands, 
Sent by the Eang of kings. 

Rejoice to bear us in their hands, 
And shade us with their wings. 

3 Angels, where'er we go, attend 
Our steps, whate'er betide ; 

With watchful care their charge defend, 
And evil turn aside. 



GROWTH m GRACE. 505 

•i Our lives tliose holy angels keep 

From every hostile power ; 
And, unconcern'd, we sweetly sleep, 

As Adam in his bower. 

5 And when om- spirits we resign, 
On outstretch' d wings they bear, 

And lodge us in the arms divine, 
And leave us ever there. 



851 24th P. M. 66, 66, 86, 

The guardianship of angels. 

'STEt simple souls, that stray 
X Far from the path of peace, 
That unfrequented way 

To life and happiness : 
How long will ye your folly love. 

And tlxrong the downward road. 
And hate the wisdom from above, 

And mock the sons of God ? 

2 So wretched and obscure, 
The men whom ye despise, 

So foolish, weak, and poor, — 
Above your scorn we rise : 

Our conscience in the Holy Ghost, 
Can witness better things ; 

For He whose blood is all our boasfc, 
Hath made us priests and kings. 

3 Riches unsearchable 

In Jesus' love we know ; 
And pleasures from the well 

Of life, our souls o'erflow : 
From him the Spirit we receive 

Of wisdom, grace, and power ; 
And always sorrowful we live, 

Rejoicing evermore. 



606 DUTIES AND TRIALS. 

4 Angels oiir servants are, 

And keep in all our ways, 
And in their hands they bear 

The sacred sons of gi-ace : 
Our guardians to that heavenly bliss, 

They all onr steps attend ; 
And God himself our Father is, 

And Jesus is our friend. 



852 1st P. M. G lines 8s. 

The final conquest explains all mysteries. 

THOU, Lord, on whom I still depend, 
Shalt keep me faithful to the end : 

1 trust thy truth, and love, and power, 
Shall save me till my latest hour ; 
And when I lay this body down. 
Reward with an immortal crown. 

2 Jesus, in tliy great name I go, 
To conquer death, my final foe ; 
And when I quit this cumbrous clay, 
x\.nd soar on angels' wings away. 
My soul the second death defies. 
And reigns eternal in the skies. 

3 Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard, 
What Clu'ist has for his saints prepared, 
Who conquer tlu:ough their Saviour's might, 
WTio sink into perfection's height. 

And trample death beneath their feet, 
And gladly die their Lord to meet. 

4 Dost thou desire to know or see 
What thy mysterious name shall be? 
Contending for thy heavenly home, 
Thy latest foe in death o'ercome ; — 
Till then thou searchest out in vain, 
Wliat only conquest can explain. 



HUMILIATION. 

UNFAITHFULNESS MOUTINED. 

853 CM. 

Lamenting spiritual sloth. 

MY drowsy powers, why sleep ye so? . 
Awake, my sluggish soul : 
Nothing hath half thy work to do, 

Yet nothiug 's half so dull. 
2 Go to the ants ! for one poor gi-ain 

See how they toil and strive ; 
Yet we who have a heaven to' obtain, 

How negligent we live ! — 
8 We, for whose sake all nature stands. 

And stars their courses move ; 
We, for whose guard the angel bands 

Come flying from above : — 

4 We, for whom God the Sou came down, 
And labour'd for our good ; 

How careless to secure that crown 
He purchased with his blood ! 

5 Lord, shall we live so sluggish stiU, 
And never act our parts ? 

Come, holy Dove, from the' heavenly hill. 
And warm our frozen hearts ! 

6 Give us with active warmth to move, 
With vig'rous souls to rise ; 

With hands of faith, and wings of love, 
To fly and take the prize. 

854 L. M. 

Zeal implored. 

OTHOU, who all things canst control. 
Chase this dread slumber from my sold ; 
With joy and fear, with love and awe. 
Give me to keep thy perfect law. 



508 HUMILIATION. 

2 may one beam of thy blest light 
Pierce through, dispel, the shade of night : 
Touch my cold breast with heavenly fire ; 
With holy, conqu'riug zeal inspu-e. 

3 For zeal I sigh, for zeal I pant ; 
Yet heavy is my soul, and faint: 
With steps unwav'ring, undismay'd, 
Give me in all thy paths to tread. 

4 With outstretch'd hands, and streaming eyes, 
Oft I begin to grasp the prize : 

I groan, I strive, I watch, I pray ; 
But ah ! my zeal soon dies away. 

5 The deadly slumber then I feel 
Afresh upon my spirit steal : 

Rise, Lord, stir up thy quick'ning power, 
And wake me that I sleep no more. 

855 5th P. M. i lines 7s. 

' '*■ Instability. 

JESUS, shall I never be 
Firmly grounded upon thee ? 
Never by thy work abide ? 
Never in thy wounds reside ? 

2 how w^av'ring is my mind, 
Toss'd about with every wind ; 
how quickly doth my heart 
From the living God depart. 

3 Jesus, let my nature feel 
Thou art God unchangeable : 
Jah, Jehovah, great I AM, 
Speak into my soul thy Name. 

4 Grant that every moment I 
May believe and feel thee nigh ; 
Steadfastly behold thy face, 
'Stablish'd with abiding grace. 



I 



UNFAITHFULNESS MOURNED. 509 

856 L. M. 

Inconstancy lamented. 

WHEN, my Saviour, shall it be, 
That I no more shall break with thee ? 
When will this war of passion cease, 
Ajid I enjoy a lasting peace? 

2 Now I repent ; now sin again : 
Now I revive ; and now am slain : 
Slain with the same malignant dart, 
Which, ! too often wounds thy heart. 

3 "VMien, gracious Lord, when shall it be, 
That I shall find my all in thee, — 

The fulness of thy promise prove, 
And feast on thine eternal love ? 

857 c. M. 

The vanity of mere formality. 

LONG have I seem'd to serve thee, Lord, 
With unavailing pain ; 
Fasted, and pray'd, and read thy word, 
And heard it preach' d in vain. 

2 Oft did I with the' assembly join. 
And near thy altar drew : 

A form of godliness was mine, — 
The power, I never knew\ 

3 I rested in the outward law, ^ 
Nor knew its deep design : 

The length and breadth, I never saw, 
And height, of love divine. 

4 To please thee, thus at length I see. 
Vainly I hoped and strove ; 

For what are outward things to thee, 
Unless they spring from love ? 

5 I see the perfect law requires 
Truth in the inward parts ; 

Our full consent, oiu: whole desires, 
Our i;ndinded hearts. 



510 HUMILIATION. 

6 But I of means have made my boast ; 
Of means an idol made : 

The spirit in the letter lost,— 
The substance, in the shade. 

7 Where am I now, or what my hope ? 
What can my weakness do? 

Jesus, to thee my soul looks up : 
'Tis thou must make it new. 

858 L. M. 

No peace but in the favour of God. 

"WHERE is now that glowing love 
That mark'd our union with the Lord? 
Our hearts were fix'd on things above, 
Nor could the world a joy afford. 

2 Where is the zeal that led us then 
To make our Saviour's glory known ? 

That freed us from the fear of men, 
And kept our eye on him alone? 

3 Where are the happy seasons, spent 
In fellowship with him we loved? 

The sacred joy, the sweet content, 
The blessedness that then we proved? 

4 Behold, again we turn to thee ; 
0, cast us not away, though vile: 

No peace we have, no joy we see, 
Lord our God, but in thy smile. 

859 L. M. 

The spirit of the ancient worthies. 

OFOR that flame of living fire. 
Which shone so bright in saints of old : 
Which bade their souls to heaven aspire,— 

Calm in distress, in danger bold, 
2 Where is that Spirit, Lord, Avhich dwelt 

In Abraham's breast, and seal'd him thine? 
Which made Paul's heart with sorrow melt, 
And glow with energy divine ? — 



UNFAITHFULNESS MOUENED. 511 

3 That Spirit, wMcli from age to age 
Proclaim'd thy love, and taught thy ways? 

Brighten'd Isaiah's vivid page, 

And breathed in David's hallow'd lays? 

4 Is not thy gi-ace as mighty now ■ ■• .' ^ n 
As -when Elijah felt its power; 

When glory beam'd from Mostis' brow, 
Or Job endm-ed the trying hour? 

5 Remember, Lord, the ancient days ; 
Renew thy work ; thy grace restore ; 

And while to thee om* hearts we raise, 
On us thy Holy Spuit pour. 

860 1st P, M. G lines Ss. 
Broken vows lamented. 

OGOD ! how often hath thine ear 
To me in willing mercy bow'd ; 
While, worshipping thine altar near,,-. '^<i 

Lowly I wept, and strongly vow'd : 
But ah ! the feebleness of man ! 
Have I not vow'd and wept in vain ? 
2 Return, Lord of Hosts, return ! 

Behold thy servant in distress ; 
My faithlessness again I mourn ; 

Again forgive my faithlessness ; 
And to thine arms of mercy take. 
And bless me for the Saviour's sake. 

861 s. M. 

The ivarning voice of Jesus. 

GRACIOUS Redeemer, shake 
This slumber from my soul ! 
Say to me now, — Awake, awake ! 

And Christ shall make thee whole. 
2 Lay to thy mighty hand ; 

Alarm me in this hour; 
And make me fully understand 
The thunder of thy power. 



512 ntJMILIATION. 

3 Give me on thee to call, — 
Always to watch and pray, 

Lest I into temptation fall, 
And cast my shield away. 

4 For each assault prepared, ■ l- 
And ready may I be ; 

Forever standing on my guard, 
And looking up to thee. 

5 do thou always warn 
My soul of evil near ; 

When to the right or left I turn, 
Thy voice still let me hear : — 

6 Come back ! this is the way ; 
Come back, and walk therein ; 

may I hearken and obey, 
And shun the paths of sin. 

862 1st P. M. 6 ii7us m 

Pleading for restoring grace. 

O'TIS enough, my God, my God ! 
Here let me give my wand'rings o'er: 
Ko longer trample on thy blood, 

And grieve thy gentleness no more; 
No more thy ling'ring anger move, 
Or sin against thy light and love. 

2 Lord, if mercy is with thee, 
Now let it unto me be shown ; 

To me, the chief of sinners, me. 

Who humbly for thy mercy groan : 
Me to thy Father's grace restore, 
Nor let me ever grieve thee more. 

3 Fountain of unexhausted love, — 
Of infinite compassion, — ^hear : 

My Saviour, and my Prince above, 
Once more in my behalf appear : 
Repentance, faith, and pardon give : 
O let me turn again and live ! 



UNFAITHFULNESS MOURNED. 513 

863 c. M. 

Faint, yet pursuing. 

AS pants the hart for cooling streams, 
When heated in the chase, 
So longs my soul, O God, for thee, 
And thy refreshing grace. 

2 For thee, my God — the living God, 
My thirsty soul doth pine ; 

0, when shall I behold thy face, 
Thou Majesty divine ! 

3 I sigh to think of happier days, 
When thou, Lord, wast nigh ; 

When every heart was tuned to praise, 
And none more blest than I. 

4 Why restless, why cast down, my soul? 
Hope still, and thou shalt sing 

The praise of him who is thy God, 
Thy Saviour, and thy King. 

864 c. M. 

[ shall be satisfied when I aioake in thy likeness 

JESUS, the all-restoring Word, 
My fallen spirit's hope. 
After thy lovely likeness. Lord, 
Ah ! when shall I wake up ? 

2 Thou, my God, thou only art 
The Life, the Truth, the Way ; 

Quicken my soul, instruct my heart, 
My sinking footsteps stay. 

3 Of all thou hast in earth below, 
Li heaven above, to give, 

Give me thy only love to know, — 
In thee to walk and live. 

4 Fill me with aU the life of love ; 
In mystic union join 

Me to thyself, and let me prove 
The fellowship divine. 

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&r4 HUMILIATION, 

t> Open the intercourse between 

My longing soul and thee, 
Xever to be broke ofT again 

To all eternity. 

SQ^ s. M. 

Restore my peace, 

AND wilt thou yet be found. 
And may I still draw near ? 
Then listen io the plaintive sound 
Of a poor sinner's prayer. 

2 Jesus, thine aid aiford. 

If still the same thou art : 
To thee I look, to thee, my Lord, - 
I lift my helpless heart. 

3 Thou geest my troubled brenst, > ■ 
The strugglings of my will, 

The foes that inten'upt my rest, '" 
The agonies I feel. 

4 my oflended Lord, 
Restore my inward peace ; 

I know thou canst ; pronounce the word. 
And bid the tempest cease. 

5 I long to see thy face ; 
Thy Spirit I implore, — 

The living water of thy grace, . 

That I may thirst no more. ' 

S6Q L.M. 

Danger of final apostasy. 

AH ! Lord,, with trembling I confess, 
A gracious soul may fall from grace 
The salt niay lose its seas'ning power, 
And never, never find it more. 
'2 Lest that my fefirful case should be, 
Each moment knit my soul to thee ; 
And lead me to the mount aboye, 
Through the low vale of humble love. 



BACKSLIDINGS LAMENTED. 515 



BACKSLIDINGS LAJVIENTED. 

867 L. M. 

Lukewarmness. 

GOD of unspotted purity, 
Us, and our works, canst tliou behold ? 
Justly axe they abhorr'd by thee, 

Wbose works ai-e neither hot nor cold. 

2 Better that we had never known 

The way to heaven, through saving grace, 
Than basely in our lives disown. 
And slight and mock thee to thy face. 

3 let us our own works forsake ; 
Ourselves and all we have deny: 

Thy condescending counsel take ; 
And come to thee, pure gold to buy. 

4 may we through thy grace attain 
The faith thou never wdlt reprove ; — 

The faith that purges every stain, — 
The faith that always works by love. 

868 L.M. - 

Humble confession. 

SAVIOUR, I now with shame confess 
My thirst for creature happiness ; 
By base deskes I wrong' d th}- love, 
Ajid forced thy mercy to remove. 

2 Yet, the riches of thy grace ! 
Thou, who hast seen my evil ways, 
Wilt freely my backslidings heal. 
And pardon on my conscience seal. 

3 Yea, for thy tnith and mercy's sake, 
My comfort thou wilt give me back ; 
And lead me on from gi-ace to grace, 
In all the paths of righteousness : 



516 HUMILIATION. 

4 Till throiiglily saved my new-bom soul, 
And perfectly by faith, made whole, 
Shall bright in thy full image rise, 
To share thy glory in the skies. 



CM. 

Lamenting the absence of the 6pirit. 

OFOR a closer walk with God, — 
A calm and heavenly frame; 
A light to shine upon the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 

2 Where is the blessedness I knew, 
When first I saw the Lord? 

Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus and his word ? 

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd! 
How sweet their mem'ry still ! 

But they have left an aching void 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, holy Dove, return, 
Sweet messenger of rest : 

I hate the sins that made thee moxu'n. 
And drove thee from my breast. 

5 The dearest idol I have known, 
Whate'er that idol be, 

Help me to tear it from thy throne. 

And worsliip only thee. 
G So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame ; 
So purer light shall mark the road 

That leads me to the Lamb. 

870 c. K 

Mourning departed joys. 

SWEET was the time when first I felt 
The Saviour's pard'ning blood 
Applied to cleanse my soul from guilt, 
And bring me home to God. 



BACKSLIDIXGS LAMENTED. 51' 

2 Soon as tlie morn the light reveal'd, 
His praises tuned my tongue ; 

And when the evening shades prevail'd, 
His love was all my song. 

3 In prayer my soul drew near the Lord, 
And saw his glory shine ; 

And when I read his holy word, 
I call'd each promise mine. 

4 But now, when evening shade prevails, 
My soul in darkness mourns ; 

And when the morn the light reveals. 
No light to me returns. 

5 Rise, Lord, and help me to prevail ; 
make my soul thy care ; 

1 know thy mercy cannot fail ; — 
Let me that mercy share. 

871 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Heal my hachslidings. 

JESUS, full of truth and grace,— 
More full of grace than I of sin, — 
Yet once again I seek thy face ; 

Open thine arms and take me in ! 
And freely my backslidings heal, 
And love the faithless sinner still. 

2 Thou know'st the way to bring me back,- 
My fallen spirit to restore ; 

! for thy truth and mercy's sake. 

Forgive, and bid me sin no more : 
The ruins of my soul repair, 
And make my heart a house of prayer, 

3 Ah, give me. Lord, the tender heart. 
That trembles at the' approach of sin ; 

A godly fear of sin impart ; 

Implant and root it deep within, 
That I may dread thy gracious power, 
And never dare to' offend thee more. 



518 HUMILIATION. 

872 s. M. 

Restore my peace. 

JESUS ! full of gi-ace, 
To thee I make my moan : 
Let me again behold thy face — 

Call home thy banish' cl one. 
2 Again my pardon seal, 

Again my soul restore, 
And freely my backslidings heal, 

And bid me sin no more. 
8 Wilt thou not bid me rise ? 

Speak, and my soul shall live ; 
Forgive, — my gasping spii'it cries, — 

Abundantly forgive. 
4 Thine utmost mercy show ; 

Say to my drooping soul, — 
In peace and full assurance go ; 

Thy faith hath made thee whole. 

873 c. M, 

Loss of first love, 

OTHAT I were as heretofore. 
When, warai in my first love, 

1 only lived my God to' adore, 
And seek the things above. 

2 Upon my head his candle shone, 
And, lavish of his grace. 

With cords of love he drew me on. 
And half unveil'd his face. 

3 Far, far above all earthly things 
TViumphantly I rode ; 

I soar'd to heaven on eagles' wings. 
And found, and talk'd with God. 

4 Where am I now ? from what a height 
Of happiness cast down ! 

The glory swailow'd up in night. 
And faded is the crown. 



BACKSLIDINGS LAMENTED. 519 

5 God, tiiou art my home, my rest. 

For whicli I sigh in pain ; 
How shall I 'scape into thy breast? 

My Eden how regain ? 

874 s. M. 

GWs absence deprecated, 

OTHOU, whose mercy hears 
Contrition's humble sigh; 
Whose hand, indulgent, wipes the tears 
From sorrow's weeping eye ; — 

2 See, at thy throne of grace, 
A wretched wand'rer mourn: 

Hast thou not bid me seek thy face? 
Hast than not said, — Eeturn? 

3 Shall guilty fears prevail 
To di'ive me from thy feet ? 

O let not this last refuge fail, — 
This only safe retreat. 

4 Absent from thee, my Light, 
Without one cheering ra,y, — 

Through dangers, fears, and gloomy night, 
How desolate my way ! 

5 On this benighted heart, 
With beams of mercy shine ; 

And let thy voice again impart 
A taste of joy divine. 

875 12th P. M. 76, 76, 7S, 76. 

The deceitfulness of sin. 

JESUS, friend of sinners, hear 
Yet once again, I pray ; 
From my debt of sin set clear, 

For I have naught to pay : 
Speak, speak the kind release ; 

A poor backsliding soul restore ; 
Love me freely, seal my peace, 
And bid me sin no more. 



520 HUMILIATION. 

2 For my selfishness and pride 
Thou hast withdi-awn thy grace ; 

Left me long to wander wide, 

An outcast from thy face ; 
But I now my sins confess, 

And mercy, mercy, I implore ; 
Love me freely, seal my peace, 

And bid me sin no more. 

3 Sin's deceitfulness hath spread 
A hardness o'er my heart ; 

But if thou thy Spirit shed, 

The stony shall depart: 
Shed thy love, thy tenderness, 

And let me feel thy soft'ning power; 
Love me freely, seal my peace, 

And bid me sin no more. 

876 3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

Seeking restoration. 

WHERE is the Saviour now, 
Whose smiles I once possess'd ? 
Till he return, I bow, 
By heavy grief oppress'd : 
My days of happiness are gone, 
And I am left to weep alone.- 

2 V/here can the mourner go, 
And tell his tale of grief? 

Ah, who can soothe his wo. 
Ah, who can give relief? 
Earth cannot heal the wounded breast, 
Or give the troubled conscience rest. 

3 Jesus, thy smiles impart ; 
My gracious Lord, retiu'u, 

Bind up my broken heart. 
And bid me cease to mourn : 
Then shall this night of soitow flee. 
And peace and heaven be found in thee. 



BACKSLIDING S LAMENTED. 521 

877 lOth p. M. 8 lines 8s. 

Forgiveness implored. 

HOW shall a lost sinner in pain, 
Recover his forfeited peace ? 
When brought into bondage again, 

What hope of a second release ? 
Will mercy itself be so kind 

To spare a backslider like me ? 
And 0, can I possibly find 

Such plenteous redemption in thee ? 
2 Jesus, of thee I inquu-e, 

If still thou art able to save, — 
The brand to pluck out of the fire. 

And ransom my soul from the grave? 
The help of thy Spirit restore ; 

0, show me the life-giving blood ; 
And pardon a simier once more> 

And bring me again unto God. 

878 c. M. 

Vain repentances. 

TBIES without number have I pray'd, — 
This only once forgive ; 
Relapsing when thy hand was stay'd,. .. 

And suffer' d me to live : L 

2 Yet now the kingdom of thy peace, 

Lord, to my heart restore ; 
Forgive my vain repentances. 
And bid me sin no more. 

879 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Resolution to return. >•. 

YES, from this instant, now, I wUl' ';.''. 
To my ofl:ended Father cry ; 
My base ingratitude I feel ; 

Vilest of aU thy children, I ; 
Not worthy to be call'd thy son ; 
Yet will I thee my Father own. 



522 HUMILIATION. 

2 Guide of my life hast thou not heen, 
And rescued me from passion's x^ower ? 

Ten thousand times preserved from sin, 

Nor let the greedy grave devour ? 
And wilt thou now thy wrath retain, 
Nor ever love thy child again ? 

3 If thou hast call'd me to return, — 
K weeping at thy feet I fall, — 

The prodigal thou wilt not spurn, 

But pity and forgive me all, 
In answer to my Friend above, — 
In honour of his bleeding love. 

880 s. M. 

The wanderer returning. 

HOW oft this wretched heart 
Has wander' d from the Lord ; 
How oft my roving thoughts depart, 
Forgetful of his word. 

2 Yet mercy calls, — Retm'n ; 
Saviour, to thee I come : 

My vile ingratitude I mourn; 
take the wanderer home ! 

3 Thy love, so free, so sweet, 
Blest Saviour, I adore ; 

0, keep me at thy sacred feet, 
And let me rove no more. 

881 s. M. 

Restored by grace. 

JESUS, if thy free grace 
Again hath raised me up, 
And call'd me still to seek thy face, 

And given me back my hope, — 
Thy timely help aflbrd, 

Thy loving-kindness show ; 
keep me, keep me, gracious Lord, I 
And never let me go. '/ 



J 



BACKSLIDINGS LAMENTED. 523 

2 By me, my Saviour, stand, 
In sore temptation's liom- ; 

save me with thine out-stretcli'd hand, 

And show forth all thy power. 
Be mindful of thy word ; 

Sufficient grace bestow ; 
keep me, keep me, gracious Lord, 

i\jid never let me go. 

3 Give me a holy fear, 
And fix it in my heart ; 

That thus I may from evil near 

With timely care depart ; 
Be every sin abhorr'd, 

Till thou destroy the foe ; 
keep me, keep me, gracious Lord, 

And never let me go. 

882 s. M. 

Rejoicing in CTirisfs restoring love. 

SPEAK that word again ; 
It cheers my drooping heart : 
How sweetly doth it soothe my pain, 
And bid my fears depart. 

2 And dost thou deign to own 
A worm so vile as I? 

And may I still approach thy throne. 
And Abba, Father, cry? 

3 My Saviour, by his word, 
Hath turn'd my night to day; 

And all those heavenly joys restored, 
Which I had sinn'd away. 

4 T wonder and adore : 
The grace is all divine : 

Lord, keep me, that I sin no more 
Against such love as thine. 



524 HUMILIATION. 

883 12tli p. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Tears of joy. 

LORD, and is thine aiigov gone, — 
Aiul m-t thou pacified '? 
After all that I liave done, 

Dost thou no longer chide? 
Let thy love my heart constrain, 

And all my restless passions sway: , t. 
Keep me, lest I tmui again 
Out of the narrow way. r 

r 

2 To the cross, thine altar, hind .{ 
Me with the cords of love ; 

Freedom never lot me find ( > 

From tlice, my Lord, to move : 

That I never, never more 

May with my much-loved I\Iaster pai't, 

To tlie posts of mercy's door, 
nail my willing heart ! 

3 See my utter helplessness. 
And leave me not alone ; 

preserve in perfect ]K'ace, 

And seal mo for thine own : 
More and more thyself reveal, 

Thy presence lot me always find ; 
Comfort, and confirm, and heiU. 

My feeble, sin-sick mind. 

4 As the apple of thine eye, 
ITxy weaKest servant keep; 

Help me at thy feet to lie, 

And there ftn-ever weep : 
Tears of joy mine eyes o'erflow, 

That I have any hope of heaven ; 
Much of love I ought to know, 

For I have much forgiven. 



REJOICING; 



DEIiRTRAXCE FROM TROUBLE. 

884 S. M. 
77te loving-kindness of the Lord. 

BLESS the Lord, my soul ; 
His grace to thee proclaim; 
And all that is within me, join 
To bless his holy Name. 

2 The Lord forgives thy sins, — 
Prolongs thy feeble breath ; 

He healeth thine infirmities, 
And ransoms thee from death. 

3 He clothes thee with his love, — 
Upholds thee with his truth ; 

And like the eagle he renews 
The vigour of thy youth. 

4 Then bless his holy Name 

Whose grace hath made thee whole ; 
Whose loving-kindness crowns thy days : 

bless the Lord, my soul. 

885 c. M. 

Grateful acknowledgment, 

I LOVE the Lord : he heard my ciaes, 
And pitied every groan: 
Long as I live, when troubles rise, 

1 '11 hasten to his throne. 

2 I love the Lord : he bow'd his ear. 
And chased my grief away : 

let my heart no more despair, 
While I have breath to pray. 

3 The Lord beheld me sore distress'd ; 
He bade my pains remove : 

Return, my soul, to God thy rest, 
For thou hast known his love. 



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87. 



886 25th r. M. 77, 87, 77, 

Fearless in the fire of tribulation. 

HEAD of the Church triumphant, 
^ye joyfully adore thee ; 
Till thou aj^j^eiir, thy members here 

Shall sing like those iu glory: 
"We lift our hearts and voices 

With blest anticipation; 
And cry aloud, and give to God 
The praise of our salvation. 

2 Thou dost conduct thy people 
Through torrents of temptation ; 

Kor will -we fear, -while thou art near, 

The lire of tribulation : 
The world, with sin and Satan, 

In vain our march opposes ; 
By thee we shall break through them all. 

And sing the song of Moses. 

3 By faith we see the glory 

To which thou shalt restore xis ; 
The cross despise for that high prize 

Which thou hast set before us : 
And if thou count us worthy, 

We each, as dying Stephen, 
Shall see thee stand, at God's right hand, 

To talce us up to heaven. 

887 2jth P. M. 77, 87, 77, 87. 

Triumphing in delivering grace. 

WORSHIP, and thanks, and blessing. 
And strength ascribe to Jesiis ; — 
Jesus alone defends his own, 

When earth and hell oppress us. 
Jesus with joy we witness, 

Almighty to deliver; 
Our seals set to, that God is true, 
And reigns a King forever. 



DELIVERANCE FROM TROUBLE. 527 

2 Omnipotent Redeemer, 

Our ransom' (1 souls adore thee; 
Our Sa\dour thou, we find it now, 

And give thee all the glory. 
"We sing thine arm unshorten'd, 

Brought through our sore temptation : 
With heart and voice in thee rejoice, 

The God of our salvation. 

3 The v.'orld's and Satan's malice, \'^^ 
Thou, Jesus, hast confounded ; /'" 

And by thy grace, with songs of praise, 

Our happy souls resounded. 
Accepting our deliv'rance. 

We triumph in thy favour ; 
And for the love which now we prove, 

Shall praise thy name forever. 

888 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The ever-present Saviour. 

JESUS, to thee our hearts we lift. 
Our hearts with love to thee o'erflow, 
With thanks for thy continued gift. 

That still thy gracious Name we know ; 
Retain om- sense of sin forgiven, 
And wait for all our inward heaven. 

2 What mighty troubles hast thou shown 
Thy feeble, tempted foU'wers here: 

We have through fire and water gone ; 

But saw thee on the floods appear. 
And felt thee present in the flame. 
And shouted our Deliv'rer's name. 

3 Thou who hast kept us to this hour, 
keep us faithful to the end ! 

When, robed in majesty and power, 

Our Jesus shall from heaven descend, 
His fiiends and witnesses to own. 
And seat us on his glorious throne. 



528 KEJOICIXQ IN 

889 L. M. 

God, my glonj and my shield. 

THE tempter to my soul hath said, — 
There is no help in God for thee : 
Lord, lift thou up thy servant's head ; 
My glory, shield, and solace be. 

2 Thus to the Lord I raised my cry ; — 
He heard me from his holy hill ; 

At his command the waves roll'd by; 
He beckon'd, — and the -yvinds were still. 

3 I laid me down and slept, — I woke ; 
Thou, Lord, my spirit didst sustain ; 

Bright from the east the morning broke, — 
Thy comforts rose on me again. 

4 I will not fear, though armed throngs 
Surround my steps in all their wrath; 

Salvation to the Lord belongs ; 

His presence guards his people's path. 

890 L. M. 

His everlasting arms of love. 

HOW do thy mercies close me round I 
Forever be thy Name adored ; 

1 blush in all things to abound ; 
The servant is above his Lord. 

2 Liured to poverty and pain, 

A suflPring life my Master led ; 
The Son of God, 'the Son of man, 
He had not where to lay his head. 

3 But lo ! a place he hath prepared 
For me, whom watchful angels keep ; 

Yea, he himself becomes my guard ; 

He smooths my bed, and gives me sleep. 

4 Jesus protects ; my fears, begone : 
What can the Rock of Ages move ? 

Safe in thy arms I lay me down, — 
Thine everlasting arms of love. 



DELIVERANCE FROM TROUBLE. 529 

891 L. M. 

Continued. — Confident security. 

WHILE thou art intimately nigh, 
"Who, who shall violate my rest ? 
Sin, earth, and hell, I now defy: 
I lean upon my Saviour's breast. 

2 I rest beneath the' Almighty's shade, 
My griefs expire, my troubles cease ; 

Thou, Lord, on whom my soul is stay'd, 
Wilt keep me still in perfect peace. 

3 Me for thine own thou lov'st to take, 
Li time and in eternity ; 

Thou never, never wilt forsake 
A helpless worm that trusts in thee. 

892 S.M. 

Steadfast reliance upon the promises. 

AWAY, my needless fears. 
And doubts, no longer mine ; 
A ray of heavenly light appears, — 
A messenger divine. 

2 Thrice comfortable hope, 

That calms my ti-oubled breast ; 
My Father's hand prepai-es the cup, 
And what he wills is best. 

3 If what I wish is good. 
And suits the will divine, — 

By earth and hell in vain withstood, 
I know it shall be mine. 

4 Still let them counsel take 
To frustrate his decree ; 

Tliey cannot keep a blessing back, 
By Heaven design'd for me. 

5 Here then I doubt no more, 
But in his pleasure rest ; 

Whose wisdom, love, and truth, and power, 
Engage to make me blest. 
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530 REJOICING IN 

893 c. M. 

Grateful praise for delivering mercy. 

OTHOU, who, when we did complain, 
Didst all our griefs remove ; 
O Saviour, do not now disdain 

Our humble praise and love. 
2 Since thou a pitying ear didst give, 

And hear us when we praj'd, 
We '11 call upon thee while we live, 

And never doubt thy aid. 
C Pale death, with all his ghastly train, 

Our soul's encompass'd round ; 
Anguish, and fear, and dread, and pain. 

On every side we found. 
4 To thee, Ijord of life, we pray'd, 

And did for succour flee : 
O save, — in our distress we said, — 

The souls that trust in thee. 
T) How good thou art ! how large thy grace ! 

How ready to forgive I 
Thy mercies crown our fleeting days ; 

And by thy love we live. 
C Our eyes no longer drown'd in tears, ' v 

Our feet from falling free ; 
Etdeem'd from death and guilty fears, 

Lord, we '11 live to thee. 

894 s. M. 

All things in Christ. 

THOU -very present aid 
In suffering and distress ; 
The mind which still on thee is stay'd. 

Is kept in perfect peace. 
2 The soul by faith reclined 
On the Redeemer's breast, 
'ilid raging storms, exults to find 
An everlasting rest. 



DELIVERANCE FROM TROUBLE. 531 

3 Sorrow and fear are gone, 
Whene'er thy face appears ; 

It .stills the sighing orphan's moan, 
And dries the ^vido■^v's tears. 

4 It hallows every cross ; 
It sweetly comforts me ; 

Makes me foi-get my every loss, 
And find my all in thee. 

5 Jesus, to whom I fly, 
Doth all my wishes fill ; 

What though created streams are dry 1 
I have the fountain still. 

6 Stripp'd of each earthly friend, 
I find them all in one : 

And peace and joy which never end, 
And heaven, in Chi-ist, begun. 

895 s. M. 

Afflictions blessed. 

HOW tender is thy hand, 
thou most gracious Lord ! 
Afflictions came at thy command, 
And left us at thy word. 

2 How gentle was the rod 
That chasten' d us for sin ! 

How soon we found a smiling God 
Where deep distress had been ! 

3 A Father's hand we felt, 
A Father's love we knew: 

'Mid tears of penitence we knelt, 
And found his promise true. 

4 Now will we bless the Lord, 
And in his strength confide : 

Jehovah ever be adored. 
There is no God beside. 



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896 CM. 

The benefit of affliction. 

LORD, Avhen to thee my sinking soul 
Did in affliction fly; 
Thy mercy did my griefs control, 
And all my wants supply. 

2 How oft, when dark misfortune's hand 
Around their victim stood. 

The seeming ill, at thy command, 
Hath changed to real good ! 

3 The tempest that obscured the sky 
Hath set my spirit free 

From earthly care and sensual joy, 
And turn'd my thoughts to thee. 

4 Affliction's blast hath made me learn 
To feel for others' wo ; 

And humbly seek, with deep concern, 
My own defects to know. 

5 Then rage, ye storms ; ye billows, roar ; 
My heart defies your shock : 

Ye make me cling to God the more, — 
To God, my shelf ring rock. 

897 c. M. 

Delivering grace celebrated. 

LORD, thou hast heard thy sen-ants cry, 
And rescued from the grave ; 
Now shall we live — for none can die 

Whom God delights to save. 
2 Thy praise, more constant than before, 

Shall fill oiu- daily breath ; 
Thy hand, that hath chastised us sore, 

Defends us still from death. 
8 Here, with the' assembly of thy saints, 

Our cheerful voice we raise ; 
Here we have told thee our complaints. 

And here we speak thy praise. 



REJOICING: 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 

898 C. M. 

Praises to the incarnate Son. 

OrOR a thousand seraph tongues 
To bless the' incarnate Word ! 
for a thousand thankful songs 
In honour of my Lord ! 

2 Come, tune afresh your golden IjTes, 

Ye angels round the throne ; 
Ye saints, in all your sacred choirs, 

Adore the' eternal Son. 

899 3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

Rejoice everinore, and in everything give thanks. 

EEJOICE, the Lord is King; 
Your Lord and King adore ; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing. 
And triumph evermore ; 
Lift up yom- hearts, lift up your voice ; 
Kejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

2 Jesus, the Saviour, reigns, 
The God of truth and love ; 

When he had purged our stains, 
He took his seat above ; 
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice ; 
Kejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

3 His kingdom cannot fail, — 

He rules o'er earth and heaven ; 
The keys of death and hell 
Are to our Jesus given; 
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice ; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 



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4 He sits at God's right hand 
Till all his foes submit, 

And bow to his command, 
i\jid fall beneath his feet ; 
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice ; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

5 He all his foes shall quell, 
And all our sins destroy ; 

Let every bosom swell 
With pure seraphic joy; 
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice ; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

6 Rejoice in glorious hope, 
Jesus the Judge shall come, 

And take his servants up 
To their eternal home ; 
We soon shall hear the' archangel's voice ; 
The trump of God shall sound, — Rejoice ! 

900 s. M. 

Glory begun below. 

COIME, ye that love the Lord, 
And let your joys be known ; 
Join in a song with sweet accord, 

While ye surround his throne. 
Let those refuse to sing 

Who never knew our God, 
But servants of the heavenly King 
May speak their joys abroad. 

2 The God that rules on high. 

That all the earth siu-veys. 
That rides upon the stormy sky, 

And calms the roaring seas; 
This awful God is oiu-s, 

Our Father and our Love ; 
He will send down his heavenly powers, 

To carry us tibove. 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 06. 

3 There we shall see his ftu:e, 
And never, never sin ; 

There, from the rivers of his grace. 

Drink endless pleasures in: 
Yea, and before we rise 

To that immortal state, 
The thoughts of such amazing bliss 

Should constant jojs create. 

4 The men of grace have found 
Glory begim below : 

Celestial fruit on earthly ground 
From faith and hope may grow : 

Tlien let our songs abound, 
And every tear be dry: 

We 're marching tlrrough Immanuel's ground, 
To fairer worlds on high. 



901 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

Hitherto liath tlie Lord helped us. 

COME, thou Fount of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to sing thy grace : 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing. 
Call for songs of loudest praise. 
Teach me some melodious sonnet, 
Sung by flaming tongues above: 
Praise the mount — Pm fix'd upon it; 
Mount of thy redeeming love I 

2 Here I'll raise mine Ebenezer ; 

Hither by thy help I'm come ; 
And I hojie, by thy good pleasure, 

Safely to arrive at home. 
Jesus sought me when a stranger, 

Wand'ring from the fold of God ; 
He, to rescue me from danger. 

Interposed his precious blood. 



536 REJOICING IN 

8 ! to grace how great a debtor 

Daily I'm constrain'd to be ! 
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, 

Bind my wand'ring heart to thee : 
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it — 

Prone to leave the God I love ; 
Here 's my heart, take and seal it ; 

Seal it for thy courts above. 

902 c. M. 

Walking with God. 

TALK with ixs, Lord, thyself reveal, 
While here o'er earth we rove ; 
Speak to our hearts, and let us feel 
The kindling of thy love. 

2 With thee conversing, we forget 
All time, and toil, and care : 

Labour is rest, and pain is sweet. 
If thou, my God, art here. 

3 Here then, my God, vouchsafe to stay, 
And bid my heart rejoice ; 

My bounding heart shall own thy sway, 
And echo to thy voice. 

4 Thou callest me to seek thy face ; — 
'Tis all I wish to seek ; 

To' attend the whispers of thy gi-ace, 
And hear thee inly speak. 

5 Let this my every hour employ, 
Till I thy glory see ; 

Enter into my Master's joy. 
And find my heaven in thee. 

903 c. M. 

Triumphant joy . 

MY God, the spring of all my joys, 
The life of my delights, 
The glory of my brightest days, 
And comfort of my nights : — 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 537 

2 In darkest shades, if thou appear, 
My dawning is begun ; 

Thou art my soul's bright morning star, 
And thou my rising sun. 

3 The opening heavens around me shine 
"With beams of sacred bliss, 

If Jesus shows his mercy mine, 
And whispers I am his. 

4 My soul would leave this heavy clay 
At that transporting word, 

Eun up with joy the shining way, 
To see and praise my Lord. 

5 Fearless of hell and ghastly death, 
I'd break through every foe ; 

The wings of love and arms of faith 
Would bear me conqu'ror through. 

904 s. M. 

Creating and redeeming love, 

FATHER, in whom we live, 
In whom we are, and move, 
The glory, power, and praise receive 
Of thy creating love. 

2 Let all the angel throng 
Give thanks to God on high. 

While earth repeats the joyful song, 
And echoes through the sky. 

3 Incarnate Deity, 

Let all the ransom' d race 
Render in thanks their lives to thee, 
For thy redeeming grace. 

4 The grace to sinners show'd, 
Ye heavenly choirs proclaim, 

And cry, — Salvation to our God, 
Salvation to the Lamb ! 



538 REJOICING IN 

905 s. M. 

Continued. — Unspeakable joy. 

SPIRIT of holiness, 
Let all thy saints adore • ' "" 

Thy sacred energy, and bless 
Thy heart-renewing power. 

2 Not angel tongues can tell 
Thy love's ecstatic height, — 

The glorious joy unspeakable, 
The beatific sight. 

3 Eternal Triune Lord ! 
Let all the hosts above, 

Let all the sons of men record, 
And dwell upon, thy love: 

4 "When heaven and earth are fled 
Before thy glorious face. 

Sing, all the saints thy love hath made, 
Thine everlasting praise ! 

906 c. M. 

Praise, — delightful. 

MY Saviour, my almighty Friend, 
When I begin thy praise, 
Where will the growing numbers end, — 
The numbers of thy grace ? 

2 I trust in thy eternal word ; 
Thy goodness I adore : 

Send down thy grace, blessed Lord, 
That I may love thee more. 

3 jMy feet shall travel all the length 
Of the celestial road ; 

And march, with courage in thy strength, 

To see the Lord my God. 
"4 Awake ! awake ! my tuneful powers, 

With this delightful song ; 
And entertain the darkest hom's, 

Nor think the sciison. lung. 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 539 

907 lOth p. M. 8 lines 8s. 

All-sufficiency of Jesus. 

HOW tedious and tasteless tlie hours 
When Jesus no longer I see ! 
Sweet prospects, sweet birds, and sweet flowers, 

Have all lost their sweetness to me ; — 
The midsummer sun shines but dim, 

The fields strive in vain to look gay ; 
But when I am happy in Him, 
December 's as pleasant as May. 

2 His Name yields the richest perfume, 

And sweeter than music his voice ; 
His presence disperses my gloom. 

And makes all within me rejoice; 
I should, were he always thus nigh, 

Have nothing to wish or to fear ; 
No mortal so happy as I, — 

My summer would last all the year. 

8 Content with beholding his face, 

My all to his pleasure resign'd, 
No changes of season or place 

Would make any change in my mind : 
"While blest with a sense of his love, 

A palace a toy would appear ; 
And prisons would palaces prove. 

If Jesus would dwell with me there. 

4 My Lord, if indeed I am thine. 

If thou art my sun and my song, 
Say, why do I languish and pine? 

And why are my winters so long? 
drive these dark clouds from my sky ; 

Thy soul-cheering presence restore ; 
Or take me to thee up on high, 

Where winter and clouds are no more. 



540 REJOICING IN 

908 CM. 

God my all-sufficient portion. 

MY God, my portion, and my love, 
My everlasting All, 
I've none but thee in heaven above, 
Or on this earthly ball. 

2 ..What empty things are all the skies, 
And this inferior clod ! 

There 's nothing here deserves my joys, 
There 's nothing like my God. 

3 To thee I owe my wealth, and friends, 
And health, and safe abode : 

Thanks to thy Xame for meaner things ; 
But they are not my God. 

4 How vain a toy is glitt'ring wealth, 
If once compared to thee ; 

Or what 's my safety, or my health, 
Or all my friends to me ? 

5 Were I possessor of the earth. 
And call'd the stars my own, 

Without thy graces and thyself, 
I were a wretch undone. 

6 Let others stretch their arms like seas, 
And grasp in all the shore ; 

Grant me the visits of thy grace. 
And I desire no more. 

909 s. M. 

Heaven upon earth. 

MY God, my life, my love, 
To thee, to thee I call : 

1 cannot live if thou remove, ; 
For thou art all in all. 

2 Thy shining grace can cheer ) 
This dungeon where I dwell: 

'Tis paradise when tliou art here; 
K thou depart, 'tis hell. 



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COMMUNION WITH GOD. 541 

3 The smilings of thy face, 
How amiable they are ! 

'Tis heaven to rest in thine embrace, 
And nowhere else but there. 

4 To thee, and thee alone. 
The angels owe their bliss ; 

They sit around thy gracious throne, 
And dwell where Jesus is. 

5 Not all the harps above 
Can make a heavenly place, 

If God his residence remove, 
Or but conceal his face. 

6 Nor earth, nor all the sky. 
Can one delight afford, 

Nor yield one drop of real joy, 
Without thy presence, Lord. 

7 Thou art the sea of love. 
Where all my pleasures roll : 

Tlie circle where my passions move, 
And centre of my soul. 

910 c. M. 

The rapture of love. 

O'TIS delight without alloy, 
Jesus, to hear thy name : 
My spirit leaps with inward joy; 
I feel the sacred flame. 

2 My passions hold a pleasing reign, 
When love inspires my breast, — 

Love, the divinest of the train. 
The sov'reign of the rest. 

3 This is the grace must live and sing, 
When faith and hope shall cease, 

And sound from every jo}'ful string 
Through all the realms of bliss. 



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4 Swift I ascend the heavenly place, 
And hasten to my home ; 

I leap to meet thy kind embrace ; 
I come, Lord, I come, 

5 Sink down, ye separating hills ; 
Let sin and death remove ; 

'Tis love that drives my chariot wheels, 
And death must yield to love. 



911 4th P. M. 886, 386. 

Always rejoicing. 

HOW happy, gracious Lord ! are we, 
Divinely drawn to follow thee. 
Whose hours divided are 
Betwixt the mount and multitude : 
Our day is spent in doing good. 
Our night in praise and prayer. 

2 With us no melancholy void, 
No moment lingers unemploy'd. 

Or imimproved below : 
Our weariness of life is gone, 
"Who live to serve our God alone, 

And only thee to know. 

3 The winter's night, and summer's day, 
Glide imperceptibly away, — 

Too short to sing thy praise ; 
Too few we find the happy hours. 
And haste to join those heavenly powers 

In everlasting lays. 

4 With all who chant thy name on high, 
And, Holy, holy, holy, cry, 

(A bright, harmonious throng !) 
We long thy praises to repeat, 
And ceaseless sing around thy seat 

The new eternal song. 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 543 

912 s. M. 

" Stand up, and bless the Lord forever." 

THOU, Lord, art God alone : 
Those countless worlds of thine, 
Those heavens and heavenly spu-its, own 
Thy majesty dmne. 

2 Earth is thy footstool made, 
Great universal Lord ; 

And all things are in being stay'd 
By thy preserving word. 

3 At thy command we rise, 
Thy gracious Name to bless ; 

And thee, the Lord of earth and skies. 
We joyfully confess. 

4 Our joy, to sing of thee; 
To triumph in thy love ; 

And this, transporting thought, shall be 
Our endless work above. 

913 s. M. 

Delight in God. 

LOBB ! I delight in thee, 
And on thy care depend ; 
To thee in every trouble flee, 
My best, my only Friend. 

2 When nature's streams are dried, 
Thy fulness is the same ; 

With this will I be satisfied, 
And glory in thy Name. 

3 Who made my heaven secure. 
Will here all good provide : 

While Christ is rich, can I be poor? 
What can I want beside ? 

4 I cast my care on thee ! 
I triumph and adore : 

Henceforth my great concern shall be i /, 
To love and please thee more. ;- 



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914 8tli p. M. 87, 87, 47. 

Hallelujah. 

OTHOU God of my salvation, 
My Redeemer from all sin ; 
Moved by thy divine compassion, 
Who hast died my heart to win, 

I will praise thee : 
^Vliere shall I thy praise begin? 

2 Though nuseen, I love the Saviour; 
He hath brought salvation near ; 

Manifests his pard'ning favour ; 
And when Jesus doth appear, 

Soul and body 
Shall his glorious image bear. 

3 "VVliile the angel choirs are crying, — 
Glory to the great I AM, 

I with them will still be vying — 
Glory ! glory to the Lamb ! 

how precious 
Is the sound of Jesus' name ! 

4 Angels now are hov'ring round us, 
Unperceived amid the throng ; 

Wond'ring at the love that crown'd us 
Glad to join the holy song : 

Hallelujah, 
Love and praise to Christ belong ! 

915 21st P. M. G6, 84, 66, 84. 

Triumphant trust in God. 

MY Shepherd's mighty aid, 
His dear redeeming love, 
His all-protecting power display'd, 

I joy to prove. 
Led onward by my guide, 

I view the verdant scene, 
Where limpid waters gently glide 
Through pastures green. 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 545 

2 In error's maze my soul 
Shall wander now no more ; 

His Spirit shall, with sweet control, 

The lost restore : 
jVIy willing steps shall lead 

In paths of righteousness ; 
His power defend ; his bounty feed ; 

His mercy bless. 

3 Affliction's deepest gloom 
Shall but his love display ; 

He will the vale of death illume 

With li\ing ray. 
My failing flesh hLs rod 

Shall thankfully adore ; 
My heart shall vindicate my God 

Forever more. 

4: His goodness ever nigh, 

His mercy ever free, 
Shall while 1 live, shall when I die, 

Still follow me. 
Forever shall my soul 

His boundless blessings prove ; 
And while eternal ages roll, 

Adore and love. 



916 10th P. M. 8 lines Ss. 

Longing for still closer covimunion. 

THOU Shepherd of Israel, and mine, 
The joy and desire of my heart, 
For closer communion I pine ; 

I long to reside where thou art : 
The pasture I languish to find, 

Where all, who their Shepherd obey, 
Are fed, on thy bosom reclined, 

And screen' d from the heat of the day. 
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2 'Tis there, with the lambs of thy flock, 

There only, I covet to rest ; 
To lie at the foot of the rock, 

Or rise to be hid in thy breast : 
'Tis there I would always abide, 

And never a moment depart, — 
Conceal'd in the cleft of thy side, 

Eternally held in thy heart. 



917 1st p. M. 6 lines 8a. 

Jesus all and in all. 

THOU hidden Source of calm repose, 
Thou all-sufficient Love diAine, 
My help and refuge from my foes, 

Secm-e I am while thou art mine : 
And lo ! from sin, and grief, and shame, 

1 hide me, Jesus, in thy name. 

2 Thy mighty name salvation is, 
And keeps my happy soul above : 

Comfort it brings, and power, and peace, 

And joy, and everlasting love : 
To me, with thy great name, are given 
Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 

3 Jesus, my all in all thou art ; 
My rest in toil, my ease in pain ; 

The med'cine of my broken heart ; 

In war, my peace ; in loss, my gain ; 
My smile beneath the tyrant's frown ; 
In shame, my glory and my crown : 

4 In want, my plentiful supply ; 

In weakness, my almighty power ; 
In bonds, my perfect liberty ; 

My light, in Satan's darkest hour ; 
In grief, my joy imspeakable ; 
My life in death, my all in all. 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 547 

918 L. M. 

My heart is fixed ; God, my heart is fibred. 

MY heart is fix'd on thee, my God ; 
I rest my hope on thee alone ; 
I'll spread thy sacred truths abroad, — 
To all mankind thy love make kno-wn. 

2 Awake, my tongue ; awake, my lyre ; 
_ "With morning's earliest dawn arise ; 
To songs of joy my soul inspire. 

And swell your music to the skies. 

3 With those who in thy grace abound, 
To thee I'll raise my thankful voice ; 

Till every land, the earth around, 
Shall hear, and in thy Name rejoice. 

4 Eternal God, celestial King, 
Exalted be thy glorious Name ; 

Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing, 
And saints on earth thy love proclaim.. 

919 c. M. 

Ceaseless praise. 

THE glorious armies of the sky 
To thee, almighty ICing, 
TViumphant anthems consecrate, 
And hallelujahs sing. 

2 But still their most exalted flights 
Fall vastly short of thee ; 

How distant then must human praise 
From thy perfections be. 

3 Yet how, my God, shall I refrain, 
When, to my ravish'd sense, 

Eich creatm'e everywhere around 
Displays thy excellence? 

4 Thy num'rous works exalt thee, Lord, 
Nor will I silent be ; 

rather let me cease to breathe, 
Than cease from praising thee. 



548 REJOICING IN 

920 25tli P. M. 77, 87, 77, 87 

Joining the angelic hosts in praises. 
TESUS, take all the glory: 
U Thy meritorious passion 
The pardon bought, thy mercy brought 

To us the great salvation. 
Thee gladly we acknowledge 

Our only Lord and Saviour, 
Thy name confess, thy goodness bless, 

And trium]3h in thy favoiu". 

2 With angels and archangels. 

We prostrate fall before thee ; 
Again we raise our souls in praise. 

And thankfully adore thee. 
Honour, and power, and blessing, 

To thee be ever given, 
By all who know thy love beloAv, 

And all the hosts of heaven. 

921 c. M. 

Perpetual praise. 

YES, I will bless thee, my God, 
Through all my fleeting days ; 
And to eternity prolong 

Thy vast, thy boundless praise. 

2 Xor shall my tongue alone proclaim 
The honours of my God ; 

My life, with all its active powers. 
Shall spread thy praise abroad. 

3 Nor will I cease thy praise to sing, 
"^Mien death shall close mine ej-es ; 

My thoughts shall then to nobler heights, 
And sweeter raptures rise. 

4 Then shall my lips, in endless praise, 
Their grateful tribute pay ; 

The theme demands an angel's tongue, 
And an eternal day. 



COMMUNION WITH GOD. 549 

922 16tli p. M. 11 12, 11 12. 

The foretaste of endless Hiss. 
■j\/rY God, I am thine; what a comfort divine, 
iVX What a blessing, to know that my Jesus 

mine! 
In the heavenly Lamb, thrice happy I am ; 
And my heart doth rejoice at the sound of his name. 

2 True pleasures abound in the rapturous sound, 
And whoever hath found it, hath paradise found 
My Redeemer to knoAV, to feel his blood flow, 
This is life everlasting — 'tis heaven below. 

3 Yet onward I haste to the heavenly feast ; 
ITiafc indeed is the fulness, but this is the taste ; 
And this I shall prove, till with joy I remove 
To the heaven of heavens in Jesus's love. 

923 2d P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Everlasting f raises. 

I'LL praise my Maker Avhile I've breath, 
And when my voice is lost in death, 
Praise shall employ my nobler powers ; 
My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
While life, and thought, and being last, 
Or immortality endures. 

2 Happy the man whose hopes rely 
On Israel's God ; he made the sky, 

And earth, and seas, with all their train ; 
His truth forever stniids secure ; 
He saves the' oppress'd, he feeds the poor, 

And none shall find his promise vain. 

3 The Lord pours eyesloht on the blind; 
Tlie Lord supports the fainting mind ; 

He sends the lab'ring conscience peace ; 
He helps the stranger in distress, 
The widow and the fatherless, 

And grants the pris'ner sweet release. 



550 REJOICING. 

4 I '11 praise him wliile he lends me breath. 
And when my voice is lost in death, 

Praise shall employ my nobler powers ; 
My days of praise shall ne'er be past, 
"While life, and thought, and being last, 

Or immortality endures. 

924 L. M. 

God's praises crown eternity. 

GOD of my life, through all my days 
My grateful powers shall sound thy praise 
My song shall wake with opening light, 
And cheer the dark and silent night. 

2 When anxious cares would break my rest, 
And griefs would tear my throbbing breast, 
Thy tuneful praises, raised on high. 

Shall check the murmur and the sigh. 

3 AVlien death o'er nature shall prevail, 
And all the powers of language fail, 

Joy through my s^vimming eyes shall break, 
And mean the thanks I cannot speak. 

4 But 0, when that last conflict 's o'er, 
And I am chain'd to eai'th no more. 
With what glad accents shall I rise 

To join the music of the skies! 

5 Soon shall I learn the' exalted strains 
Which echo through the heavenly plains ; 
And emulate, with joy unknown, 

The glowing seraphs round the throne. 

6 The cheerful tribute will I give. 
Long as a deathless soul shall live : 
A work so sweet, a theme so high. 
Demands and crowns eternity. 



REJOICING: 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 
925 4tli p. M. 856, 886. 

Bliss-inspiring hope. 

COME on, my partners in distress, 
My comrades through the wilderness, 
Who still yom- bodies feel ; 
Awhile forget yoiir griefs and fears, 
And look beyond this vale of tears, 
To that celestial hill. 

2 Beyond the bounds of time and space, 
Look forward to that heavenly place. 

The saints' secure abode ; 
On faith's strong eagle pinions rise. 
And force your passage to the skies, 

And scale the mount of God. 

3 Who suffer with our Master here, 
We shall before his face appear. 

And by his side sit down ; 
To patient faith the prize is sure ; 
And all that to the end endure 

The cross, shall wear the crown. 

4 Thrice blessed, bliss-inspiring hope ! 
It lifts the fainting spirits up ; 

It brings to life the dead : 
Our conflicts here shall soon be past, 
And you and I ascend at last, 

Triumphant with our Head. 

5 That great mysterious Deity, 
We soon with open face shall see ; 

The beatific sight 
Shall fill the heavenly courts with praise, 
And wide diffuse the golden blaze 

Of everlasting li^ht. 



552 REJOICING m 

926 c M. 

The full assurance of hope. 

HOW happy every cliild of grace, 
Who knows his sins forgiven ! 
This earth, he cries, is not my place ; 

I seek my place in heaven : 
A coimtry far fi'om mortal sight, 

Yet, 0, by faith I see ; 
The land of rest, the saints' delight, — 
The heaven prepared for me. 

2 what a blessed hope is ours ! 
While here on earth we stay, 

We more than taste the heavenly powers, 

And ante-date that day: 
We feel the resurrection near, — 

Our life in Christ conceal'd, — 
And with his glorious presence here 

Our earthen A^essels fiird. 

3 would he more of heaven bestow ! 
And when the vessels break, 

Let our triumphant spirits go 

To grasp the God we seek ; 
In rapturous awe on Him to gaze, 

Who bought the sight for me ; 
And shout and wonder at his grace 

To all eternity. 

927 c. M. 

Continued. — Endless hJiss in prospect. 
A STRANGER in the world below, 
jfi. I calmly sojourn here ; 
Nor can its hap])iness or wo 
Provoke my hope or fear: 
Its evils in a moment end ; 
Its jovs as soon are past : 
Rut d, the bliss to which I tend 
Eternally sliall last. 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 553 

2 To tliat Jerusalem above, 

With singing I repair ; 
T^Tiile in the flesh, my hope and love, 

My heart and soul, are there. 
There my exalted Saviour stands, 

'Mj merciful High Priest ; 
And still extends his wounded hands, 

To take me to his breast. 

928 s. M. 

The goodly land. 

FAR from these scenes of night, 
Unbounded glories rise, 
And realms of joy and pure delight, 
Unknown to mortal eyes. 

2 Fau' land ! — could mortal eyes 
But half its charms explore, 

How would our spirits long to rise. 
And dwell on earth no more ! 

3 No cloud those regions know, — 
Realms ever bright and fair; 

For sin, the source of mortal wo, 
Can never enter there. 

4 may the prospect fire 
Our hearts with ardent loA^e, 

Till wings of faith, and strong desu-e, 
Bear every thought above, 

5 Prepared, by gi'ace divine, 
For thy bright courts on high, 

Lord, bid oiu- spirits rise and join 
The chorus of the sky. 

929 c.M. 

The kingdoms are but one. 

HAPPY the souls to Jesus joiu'd. 
And saved by grace alone ; 
Walking in all his ways, they find 
Their heaven on earth bejrim. 



554 REJOICING IN 

2 The churcli triumpliant in tliy love, : 
Their mighty joys we know : 

They sing the Lamb in hymns above, 
And we in hymns below. 

3 Thee in thy glorious realm they praise, 
And bow before th}^ throne ; 

We in the kingdom of thy grace : 
The kingdoms are but one. 

4 The holy to the holiest leads, > ' 
And thence our spkits rise ; 

For he that in thy statutes treads, 
Shall meet thee in the skies. 

930 c. M. 

The heavenly Canaan. 

THERE is a land of pure delight, 
Where saints immortal reign ; 
Infinite day excludes the night, 
And pleasm-es banish pain. 

2 There everlasting spring abides. 
And never-with'ring flowers : 

Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
This heavenly land fi-om ours. 

3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood 
Stand dress'd in living green ; 

So to the Jews old Canaan stood. 
While Jordan roll'd between. 

4 Could we but climb where Moses stood, 
And view the landscape o'er, 

Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood, 
Should fright us from the shore. 

931 c. M. 

The promised land. 

ON Jordan's stormy banks I stand, 
And cast a wishful eye 
To Canaan's fair and happy land, 
WTiere my possessions lie. 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 565 

2 the transporting, rapturous scene, 
That rises to my sight ! 

Sweet fields array' d in living green, 
And rivers of delight. 

3 There generous fruits that never fail, 
On trees immortal grow ; 

There rock, and hill, and brook, and vale, 
With milk and honey flow. 

4 O'er all those wide-extended plains 
Shines one eternal day; 

There God the Son forever reigns. 
And scatters night away. 

5 No chilling winds, or pois'nous breath, 
Can reach that healthful shore; 

Sickness and sorrow, pain and death. 
Are felt and fear'd no more. . 

6 When shall I reach that happy place, 
And be forever blest ? 

When shall I see my Father's face, 
And in his bosom rest? 

7 Fill'd with delight, my raptured soul 
Would here no longer stay : 

Though Jordan's waves aroimd me roll. 
Fearless I 'd launch away. 

932 S.M. 

The pilgrim's home. 

WHILE through this world we roam, 
From infancy to age. 
Heaven is the Christian pilgrim's home, 
His rest at every stage. 

2 Thither his soul ascends, 

Eternal joys to share ; 
There his adoring spirit bends, 

While here he kneels in prayer. 



556 REJOICING IN 

3 His freed affect ions rise, 
To fix on things above, 

Wliere all his hope of glory lies,— 
Where all is perfect love. 

4 There we our treasure place ; 
There let oiu" hearts be found ; 

That still, where sin abounded, grace 
Jlay more and more abound. 

5 Henceforth our com-erse be 
With Christ before the throne ; 

Ei-e long we eye to eye shall see, 
And knov/ as we are known. 

933 c. M. 

The saints in glory. 

GWK me the wings of faith to rise 
Within the veil, and see 
The saints above, how great their joys, 
How bright their glories be. 

2 Once they were mourners here below, 
And pour'd out cries and tears ; 

They wrestled hard, as we do now, 
With sins, and doubts, and fears. 

3 I ask them whence their vict'ry came : 
They, with united breath, 

Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, — 
Their triumjA to his death. 

4 They mark'd the footsteps that he trod ; 
His zeal inspired their breast ; 

And, folPwing their incarnate God, 
Possess the promised rest. 

5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise 
For his own pattern given ; 

While the long cloud of witnesses 
Show the same path to heaven. 



PROSPECT OP HEAVEN. 557 

934 7tli p. M. 8 lines 7s. 
Partnership of the saints in light. 

JESUS is our common Lord ; 
He our loving Saviour is; 
By Ms death to life restored, 

Misery vre exchange for bliss ; — 
Bliss to carnal minds unknown ; 

'tis more than tongue can tell ; 
Only to believers shown, — 
Glorious and unspeakable. 

2 Christ, our Brother and our Friend, 

Shows us his eternal love : 
Never shall our triumphs end, 

Till we take our seats above. 
Let us walk with him in white ; 

For our bridal day prepare ; 
For our partnership in light, — 

For our glorious meeting there. 

935 11th P. M. 76, 76, 77, 76. 

The better portion. 

EISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings ; 
Thy better portion trace ; 
Rise from transitory things, 

Tow'rd heaven, thy native place : 
Sun, and moon, and stars decay; 

Time shall soon this earth remove ; 
Rise, my soul, and haste away 
To seats prepared above. 

2 Rivers to the ocean run, 

Nor stay in all their course ; 
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun ; 

Both speed them to their source : 
So a soul that's born of God, 

Pants to view his glorious face; 
Upward tends to his abode, 

To rest in his embrace. 



558 REJOICING IN 

3 Cease, ye pilgi-ims, cease to mourn; 

Press ouward to the prize ; 
Soon our Saviour will retiu-n 

Triumphaut in the skies : 
There we'll join the heavenly train, 

Welcomed to partake the bliss ; 
Fly from son-ow, care, and pain, 

To realms of endless i)eace. 



936 7th P. M. 8 lines 78. 

Saints and angels round the throne. 

LIFT your eyes of faith, and see 
Saints and angels join'd in one: 
What a countless company 

Stand before yon dazzling throne ! 
Each before his Saviour stands, 
All in whitest robes array'd ; 
Palms they carry in their hands. 
Crowns of glory on theii- head. 

2 Saints, begin the endless song ; 
Cry aloud, in heavenly lays, — 

Glory doth to God belong ; 

God the glorious Saviour praise : 
All salvation from him came, — 

Him who reigns enthroned on high: 
Glory to the bleeding Lamb, — 

Let the morning stars reply. 

3 Angel powers the throne surround ; 
Next the saints in glory they ; 

Lull'd with the transporting sound, 

They then- silent homage pay : 
Prostrate en their face, before 

God and his Messiah fall ; 
Then in hymns of praise adore, — 

Shout the LauLb that died for aU. 



PROSPECT OE HEAVEN. 559 

937 36tli p. M. 8s & 6s. 

The land of rest. 

THERE is an hour of peaceful rest, 
To mourning wand'rers given ; 
There is a joy for souls distress'd, 
A balm for every vs^ounded breast, — 
'Tis found above in heaven. 

2 There is a home for weary souls 
By sin and sorrow driven, 

When toss'd on life's tempestuous shoals, 
Where storms arise and ocean rolls, 
And all is drear but heaven. 

3 There faith lifts up the tearless eye. 
To brighter prospects given ; 

And views the tempest passing by. 
The evening shadows quickly fly, 
And all serene in heaven. 

4 There fragrant flowers immortal bloom, 
And joys supreme are given ; 

There rays divine disperse the gloom ; 
Beyond the confines of the tomb 
Appears the dawn of heaven. 



938 - 15th P. M. 11 

Rapturous anticipation. 

COME, let US ascend, 
My companion and friend. 
To a taste of the banquet above : 

If thy heart be as mine. 

If for Jesus it pine, 
Come up into the chariot of love. 

2 Who in Jesus confide, 

We are bold to outride 
The storms of affliction beneath ; 

With the prophet we soar 

To the heavenly shore. 
And outfly all the arrows of death. 



119. 



560 REJOICING IN 

3 By faith we are come 
To our permanent home ; 

By hope Ave the rapture improve : 
By love we still rise, 
And look down on the skies, 

For the heaven of heavens is love. 

4 Who on earth can conceive 
How happy we live, 

In the palace of God the great King: 
What a concert of praise, 
When our Jesus's grace 

The whole heavenly company sing ! 

5 What a rapturous song, 
When the gloritied throng 

In the spirit of harmony join!— 
Join all the glad choirs, 
Hearts, voices, and lyres, 

And the burden is, — Mercy divine! 

G Hallelujah, they cry, 

To the King of the sky, — 
To the gi-eat everlasting I AM ; 

To the Lamb that was slain, 

And that liveth again, — 
Hallelujah to God and the Lamb! 



939 , 10th P. M. 8 li7ies 8a. 

The heavenly Jerusalem. 

AWAY with our sorrow and fear, 
We soon shall recover our home ; 
The city of saints shall appear,— 

The day of eternity come. 
From earth we shall quickly remove, 

And m.ount to our native abode; 
The house of our Father above, — ' 
The palace of angels and God. 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 561 

2 Our mourning is all at an end, 
When, raised by the life-giving Word, 

We see the new city descend, 
Adorn'd as a bride for her Lord : 

The city so holy and clean, 

No sorrow can breathe in the air : 

No gloom of affliction or sin ; 
No shadow of evil is there. 

3 By faith we already behold 
That lovely Jerusalem here : 

Hex walls are of j asper and gold ; 

As crystal her buildings are clear ; 
Immovably founded in grace, 

She stands as she ever hath stood, 
And brightly her Builder displays, 

And tlames with the glory of God. 

940 10th p. M. 8 lines 8s. 

Continued.^-There shall be no night there. 

need of the sun in that day 
Which never is follow'd by night, 
Where Jesus's beauties display 

A pure and a permanent light : 
Tlie Lamb is their Light and their Sun, 

And, lo ! by reflection they shine ; 
With Jesus ineffably one, 

And bright in efi'ulgence divine. 

2 The saints in his presence receive 

Their great and eternal reward ; 
ti Jesus, in heaven, they live, — 

They reign in the smile of their Lord. 
The fia,me of angelical love 

Is kindled at Jesus's face ; 
And all the enjojonent above, 

Consists in the rapturous gaze. 
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562 KEJOICING IN 

941 4th p. M. 886, 88G. 
The pilgrim's happy lot. 

HOW happy is the pilgrim's lot ; 
How free from every anxious thought, 
From worldly hope and fear ! 
Confined to neither court nor cell, 
His soul disdains on earth to dwell, 
He only sojourns here. 

2 This happiness in part is mine, 
Already saved from low design, 

From every creature love ; 
Blest with the scorn of finite good, 
My soul is lighten' d of its load, 

And seeks the things above. 

3 There is my house and portion fair ; 
My treasure and my heart are there, 

And my abiding home ; 
For me my elder brethren stay, 
And angels beckon me away, 

And Jesus bids me come. 

4 I come, thy servant, Lord, replies ; 

1 come to meet thee in the skies, 
And claim my heavenly rest ! 

Soon will the pilgiim's journey end; 
Then, my Saviour, Brother, Friend, 
Receive me to thy breast ! 

942 c. M. 

The goodly city in prospect. 
TERTJSALEM ! my happy home ! 
V Name ever dear to me ! 
When shall my labours have an end, 
In joy, and peace in thee ? 

2 when, thou city of my God, 
Shall I thy courts ascend. 

Where congregations ne'er break up. 
And Sabbath has no end? 



PROSPECT OF HEAYEX. 6G3 

3 "^Tiy should I shrink at pain and wo ? 
Or feel, at death, dismay"? 

I've Canaan's goodly land in view, 
And realms of endless day. 

4 Apostles, martyrs, prophets there, 
Around my Saviour stixnd ; 

And soon my friends in Christ below 
Will join the glorious band. 

5 Jerusalem ! my happy home ! 
My soul still pants for thee ; 

Then shall my labours have an end, 
When I thy joys shall see. 

943 s. M. 

At home in heaven. 

P GREYER with the Lord ! 
J.. Amen, so let it be ! 
Life from the dead is in that word, 
'lis immortality. 

2 Here in the body pent. 
Absent from Him I roam; 

Yet nightly pitch my moving tent 
A day's march nearer home. 

3 Forever with the Lord ! 
Father, if 'tis thy will, 

The promise of that faitliful word, 
E'en here to me fulilL 

4 So, when my latest breath 
Shall rend the veil in twain, 

By death I shall escape from death, 
And life eternal gain. 

5 Knowing as I am known, 
How shall I love that word. 

And oft repeat before the throne, 
Forever with the Lord ! 



564 REJOICIXG IN 

944 21st p. M. G6, Si, GG, 84. 

The God of Abraham ; my God. 

THE God of Abrali'm praise, 
V.lio reigns enthroned above : 
Ancient of everlasting days, 

And God of love : 
JEHOVAH, GKEAT I AM ! 

By earth and heaven confess'd ; 

1 bow and bless the sacred Name, 
Forever blest. 

2 The God of Abrah'm praise, 
At whose supreme command 

From earth I rise, and seek the joj'S 

At his right hand : 
I all on earth forsake, 

Its ■wisdom, fame, and power ; 
And him my only portion make, 

My shield and tower. 

3 The God of Abrah'm praise, 
Whose all-sufficient gi'ace 

Shall guide me all my happy days 

In all his ways ; 
He calls a worm his friend : 

He calls himself my God ! 
And he shall save me to the end. 

Through Jesus' blood. 

4 He by himself hath sworn : 
I on his oath depend ; 

I shall, on eagles' wings upborne, 

To heaven ascend: 
I shall behold his face ; 

I shall his power adore. 
And sing the wonders of his grace 

Forever more. 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 565 

945 21st p. M. 66, 84, 66, 84. 

Continued. — Pressing toward the viark. 

rilHOITGH nature's strengfth decay, 
X And earth and hell withstand, 
To Canaan's bounds I urge my way. 

At His command ; 
The %Yat"ry deep I pass, 

With Jesus in my view ; 
And through the howling wilderness 

My way pursue. 

2 The goodly land I see, 
With peace and plenty blest ; 

A land of sacred liberty, 

And endless rest. 
There milk and honey flow, 

And oil and wine aboxmd ; 
And trees of life forever grow, 

With mercy crown'd. 

3 There dwells the Lord our King, 
The Lord our Righteousness, 

Triumphant o'er the world and sin, 

The Prince of Peace ; 
On Zion's sacred height. 

His kingdom still maintains ; 
And, glorious, with his saints in light 

Forever reigns. 

4 He keeps his own secure ; 
He guards them by his side ; 

Arrays in garments white and pure 

His spotless bride ; 
With groves of living joys, 

With streams of sacred bliss. 
With all the fruits of paradise, 

He still supplies. 



566 EEJOICIXG IN 

5 Before tlie gi-eat Tliree One 

lliey all exulting stand, 
And tell the wonders he hath done 

Through all their land : 
The list'uing spheres attend, 

And sweU the growing fame ; 
And sing, in songs which never end, 

The wonch'ous Name. 

94G 21st p. M. 66, Si, 66, 84. 

Continued. — Joining the heavenly choir. 

n^jrE God who reigns on high 
X Vae great archangels sing. 
And, Holy, holy, holy, cry, 

Almighty King ! 
Who was and is the same, 

And evermore shall be ; 
Jehovah, Father, great I AM, 

We worship thee. 

2 Before the Saviour's face 
The ransom'd nations bow ; 

O'erwhelm'd at his almighty grace, 

Forever new : 
He shows his prints of love, — 

They kindle to a flame ! 
And sound, through all the worlds above. 

The slaughter' d Lamb. 

3 The whole triumphant host 
Give thanks to God on high ; 

HaQ, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

They ever cry : 
Hail, Abrah'm's God, and mine ! 

(I join the heavenly lays,) 
All might and majesty ai-e thine. 

And endless praise. 



1 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 567 

947 L. M. 

The redeemed in heaven. 

LO I round the throne, a glorious band, 
The saints in countless myriads stand ; 
Of every tongue redeena'd to God, 
Array'd in garments wash'd in blood. 

2 Through tribulation great they came ; 
They bore the cross, despised the shame ; 
But now from all their labom's rest, 

In God's eternal glory blest. 

3 They see the Saviour face to face ; 
They sing the triumph of his grace ; 
And day and night, with ceaseless praise, 
To him their loud hosannas raise. 

4 0, may we tread the sacred road 
That holy saints and martyrs trod ; 
Wage to the end the glorious strife, 
And win, like them, a crown of life. 

948 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 
T?ie spirits of the just made perfect. 

WHO are these array'd in white. 
Brighter than the noon-day sun ? 
Foremost of the sons of light ; 

Nearest the eternal throne? 
These are they that bore the cross ; 

Nobly for their Master stood ; 
SufTrers in his righteous cause ; 

Foli'wers of the dying God. 
2 Out of great distress they came : 

Wash'd their robes, by faith, below, , 
In the blood of yonder Lamb, — 

Blood that washes white as snow ; 
Therefore are they next the throne ; 

Serve their Maker day and night : 
God resides among his own, 

God doth in his saints delight. 



568 REJOICING IN 

949 27th p. M. i Imei lis. 
I would not live alway. 

I WOULD not live alwaj ; I ask not to stay 
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way; 
The few hirid mornings that dawn on us here 
Are enoughforlife'sjoySjfull enough for its cheer. 

2 I would not live alway; no — welcome tlie tomh 
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gioom: 
There sweet be my rest till he hid me arise, 
To hail him in triumph descending the skies. 
8 Who, who would live alway, away from his God — 
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, 
Where rivers of pleasure flow bright o'er the plains, 
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns ? 
4 There saints of all ages in harmony meet, 
Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet; 
While anthems of rapture unceasingly roll, 
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul. 

950 10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. 
Having a desire to depart. 

LONG to behold Him array'd 
With glory and light from above ; 
The King in his beauty displayed, — 
His beauty of holiest love : 

1 languish and sigh to be there, 
Where Jesus hath fix'd his abode ; 

when shall we meet in the air. 
And fly to the mountain of God ! 

2 With him I on Zion shall stand, 
For Jesup hath s}X)ken the word ; 

The breadth of Immanuel's land 
Sm'vey by the light of my Lord : 

But when, on thy bosom reclined, 
Thy face I am strengthen'd to see, 

My fulness of rapture I find, — 
My heaven of heavens in thee. 



I 



PROSPECT OF heave:jt. 569 

3 How liappy the people that dwell 

Secure in the city above ! 
No pain the inhabitants feel, 

No sickness or sorrow shall proTe. 
Physician of souls, unto me 

Forgiveness and holiness give ; 
And then from the body set free, 

And then to the city receive. 

951 10th P. M. S lines Ss. 

— And to he with Christ, which is far better, 

OWHEN shall we sweetly remove, 
when shall we enter om- rest, — 
Pieturn to the Zion above, 

The mother of spii'its distress'd ; — 
That city of God the great King, 

Where sorrow and death are no more, 
Where saints our Immanuel sing, 
And cherub and seraph adore? 

2 But angels themselves cannot tell 
The joys of that holiest place, 

VHiere Jesus is pleased to reveal 

The light of his heavenly face : 
When, caught in the rapturous flame, 

The sight beatitic they prove ; 
And walk in the light of the Lamb, 

Enjoying the beams of his love. 

3 Thou know'st in the spirit of prayer 
We long thy appearing to see, 

Eesigii'd to the burden we bear. 
But longing to triumph with thee : 

'Tis good at thy word to be here ; 
' lis better in thee to be gone, 

And see thee in glory appear. 

And rise to a share in thy throne. 



570 REJOICING IN 

952 s. M. 

A house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

¥E know, by faith we know, 
If this vile house of cLiy, 
This tabernacle, sink below, 
In ruinous decay — 

2 We have a house abo\'«, 

Not made with mortal hands ; 

And firm as our Piedeemer's love 

That heavenly fabric stands. 

3 It stands securely high, 
Indissolubly sure : 

Our glorious mansion in the sky 
Shall evermore endm-e. 

4 Full of immortal hope, 
We urge the restless strife, 

And hasten to be swallow'd up 
Of everlasting life. 

5 Lord, let us put on thee 
In perfect holiness, 

And rise prepared thy face to see, 
Thy bright, unclouded face. 

6 Thy grace with glory crown, 
Who hast the earnest given ; 

And then triumphantly come down, 
And take us up to heaven. 

953 18th P. M. 10, 5, II. 

Eternity near. 

COME, let tis anew our journey pui'sue. 
With vigour arise. 
And press to our permanent place in the skies. 
Of heavenly birth, though wand'ring on earth, 

This is not our place, 
Eut strangers and pilgrims ourselves we confess. 



PROSPECT OF HBAVEjS^. 571 

2 At Jesus' s call, we gave up our all ; 

And still we forego, 
For Jesus' s sake, our enjoyments below. 
No longing we find for the country behind ; 

But onward we move, 
And still we are seeking a country above : — 

3 A country of joy without any alloy ; 

We thither repair ; 
Our hearts and our treasure already are there. 
We march hand in hand to Immanuel's land ; 

No matter what cheer 
We meet with on earth, for eternity 's here ! 

4 The rougher the way, the shorter our stay ; 

The tempests that rise 
Shall gloriously hurry our souls to the skies : 
The fiercer the blast, the sooner 'tis past ; 

The troubles that come 
Shall come to our rescue, and hasten us home. 

954 s. M. 

The joyful meeting. 

SkYlOTTR of sinful men. 
Thy goodness we proclaim, 
"Wliich brings us here to meet again, 

And triumph in thy Name : 
Thy mighty Name hath been 

Our safeguard and om- tower, — 
Hath saved us from the world and sin, 
And all the' accuser's power. 

2 Awhile in flesh disjoin'd. 

Our friends that went before 
We soon in Paradise shall find, 

And meet to part no more ; 
In yon thrice happy seat, 

Waiting for us they are ; 
And thou shalt there a husband meet, 

And I a parent there ! 



572 REJOICING IN 

955 s. M 

Continued.— God shall ivipfi away all tears. 

OWHAT a mighty chang-e 
Shsll Jesus' suff'rers know, 
While o'er the happy plains they range, 

Incapable of wo ! 
No ill-requited love 

Shall there our spirits Tround : 
No base ingratitude above, — 
No sin in heaven is found. 

2 There all our griefs are spent: 
There all oiu' sorrows end : 

We cannot there the fall lament 

Of a dej^arted friend ; 
A brother dead to God, 

By sin, alas ! undone : 
No father there, in passion loud, 

Cries, — 0, my son ! my son ! 

3 No slightest touch of pain. 
Nor sorrow's least alloy, 

Can violate our rest, or stain 

Our purity of joy : 
In that eternal day 

No clouds or tempests rise ; 
There gushing tears are wiped away 

Forever from our eyes. 

956 c. M. 

Communion with saints in heaven. 

CO?.IE, let us join our friends above, 
That have obtained the prize ; 
And on the eagle wings of love ' 

To joys celestial rise. 
2 Let all the saints terrestrial sing, 

With those to glory gone ; 
For all the servants of our King, 
In earth and heaven, are one. 



PROSPECT OF HEAVEN. 573 

3 One family we dwell in Him, 
One church above, beneath, 

Though now divided by the stream, 
The narrow stream, of death. 

4 One army of the living God, 
To his command we bow ; 

Part of his host have cross'd the flood, 
And part are crossing now. 

5 Ten thousand to their endless home 
This solemn moment fly; 

And we are to the margin come, 
And we expect to die. 

6 His militant embodied host, 
With wishful looks we stand, 

And long to see that happy coast, 
And reach the heavenly land. 

957 c. M. 

Continued. — FuU felicity. 

OTJR old companions in distress 
We haste again to see, 
And eager long for our release. 
And full felicity. 

2 E'en now, by faith, we join our hands 
With those that went before ; 

And greet the blood-besprinkled bands 
On the eternal shore. 

3 Our spirits too shall quickly join, 
Like theirs with glory crown' d. 

And shout to see our Captain's sign. 
To hear his trumpet sound. 

Lord Jesus, be our constant guide : 
And, v.'hen the word is given, 

1 death's cold flood its waves dj-vide, 

<.<! land \iz safe in hearea. 



674 REJOICING. 

958 c. M. 

The prospect joyous, 

AND let this feeble body fail, 
And let it faint or die ; 
My soul shall quit the mournful vale, 

And soar to worlds on high : 
Shall join the disembodied saints, 
And find its long-sought rest, — 
That only bliss for which it pants, 
In the Iledeemer's breast. 

2 In hope of that immortal crown 
I now the cross sustain, 

And gladly wander up and down, 

And smile at toil and pain : 
I suffer on my threescore years, 

Till my Deliv'rer come. 
And wipe away his servant's tears, 

And take his exile home. 

3 what hath Jesus bought for me ! 
Before my ravish' d eyes 

Rivers of life divine I see. 

And trees of Paradise : 
I see a world of spirits bright. 

Who taste the pleasures there ; 
They all are robed in spotless white, 

And conqu'ring palms they bear. 

4 what are all my sufF 'rings here, 
If, Lord, thou count me meet 

With that enraptured host to' appear, 

And worship at thy feet ! 
Give joy or grief, give ease or pain, 

Take life or friends away. 
But let me find them all again 

In that eternal day. 



ERECTION OF CHURCHES. 



LAYING A CORNER-STONE. 

959 c. M, 

The sure Foundation. 

BEHOLD the sure Foundation-stone 
V/hicli God in Zion lays, 
To build our heavenly hopes upon, 
And his eternal praise. 

2 Chosen of God, to sinners dear, 
. We now adore thy Name ; • 

We trust our whole salvation here, 
Nor can we suffer shame. 

3 The foolish builders, scribe and priest, 
Reject it with disdain ; 

Yet on this Rock the church shall rest. 
And envy rage in vain. 

4 Whixi thouf^h the gates of hell withstood, 
Yet must this building rise ; 

'Tis thine own work,' almighty God, 
And wondrous in our eyes. 

960 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

The living Name. 

THOU, who hast in Zion laid 
The true Foundation-stone, 
And with those a cov'nant made 

Who build on that alone : 
Hear us, Arcliitect divine ! 

Great Builder of thy church below ! 
Now upon thy servants shine, 

WTio seek thy praise to show. 
2 Earth is thine ; her thousand hills 

Thy mighty hand sustains ; 
Heaven thy awful presence fills ; 

O'er all thy glory reigns : 



576 ERECTION OE CHURCHES. 

Yet the place of all prepared, 
By regal David's favour'd Son, 

Thy peculiar blessing shared, 
And stood thy chosen throne. 

3 We, like Jesse's son, would raise 
A temple to the Lord ; 

Sound throughout its courts his praise, 

His saving Name record ; 
Dedicate a house to Him 

"Wlio once, in mortal weakness shrined, 
Sorrowed, suiFer'd, to redeem, 

To rescue, all mankind. 

4 Father, Son, and Spirit, send 
The consecrating flame; 

Now in majesty descend ; 

Inscribe the living Name : 
That great Name by which we live, 

Now write on this accepted stone ; 
Us into thy hands receive ; 

Our temple make thy throne. 

961 L. M. 

Seeking a tabernacle. 

WHEN to the exiled seer were given 
Those rapt'rous views of higliest heaven^ 
All glorious though the visions were, 
Yet he beheld no temple there. 



2 The New Jerusalem on high 
Hath one pervading sanctity ; 

No sin to mourn, no grief to mar, — 
God and the Lamb its temple are. 

3 But we, frail sojourners below. 
The pilgrim-heirs of guilt and wo, 
Must seek a tabernacle where 

Our scatter' d souls may blend in prayer. 



J 



LAYINGl A CORNER-STONE. 577 

4 Tliou ! who o'er the cherubim 
Didst shine in glories veil'd and dim, 
Witli iDurer light our temple cheer, 
And dwell in unveil'd glory here. 

962 L. M. 

God's guardian presence. 

THIS stone to thee, in faith, we lay ; 
This temple, Lord, to thee we raise ; 
Thine eye be open night and day. 

To guard this house of prayer and praise. 
' 2 Within these walls let heavenly peace 

And holy love and concord dwell ; 

Here give the burden'd conscience ease, 

And here the wounded spirit heal. 

3 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign 
Here to abide, no transient guest ? 

Here will our gTeat Redeemer reign. 
And here the Holy Spirit rest ? 

4 Ne'er let thy glory hence depart : 

Yet choose not, Lord, this shrine alone ; 
Thy Spirit dwell in every heart, — 
In every bosom fix thy throne. 

963 5th P. M. 4 U7ies 7s. 

Jesus Christ the corner-stone. 

ON this stone, now laid with prayer, 
Let thy church rise, strong and fair; 
Ever, Lord, thy Name be known, 
Where we lay this corner-stone. 

2 Let thy holy Child, who came 
Man from error to reclaim, 
And for sinners to atone, 

Bless, with thee, this corner-stone. 

3 May thy Spirit here give rest 
To the heart by sin oppress'd, 
And the seeds of truth be sown, 
Where we lay this corner-stone. 

37 



r 



ERECTION OF OHURCIIES. 

4 Open -wide, God, thy door, 
For the outcast and the poor, 
Who can call no house their own, 
V/here we lay this corner-stone. 

5 By wise master -huilders squared. 
Here he living stones prepared 
For the temple near thy throne ; — 
Jesus Christ its comer-stone. 



DEDICATION. 
964 3d p. M. 4 6s & 2 8^ 

Invoking God's presence and blessing. 

GREAT King of glory, come, 
And with thy favour crown 
This temple as thy home, — 
This peojjle as thine own : 
Beneath this roof, deign to show 
How God can dwell with men below. 

2 Here may thine ears attend 
Our mterceding cries, 

And gTateful praise ascend, 
Like incense, to the shies : 
Here may thy soul-converting word 
With faith be preach'd, in faith be heard. 

3 Here may our unborn sons 

; And daughters sound thy praise, 
And shine, like polish'd stones, 
Through long succeeding days : 
Here, Lord, display thy saving power. 
While temples stand and men adore, 

4 Here may the list'ning throng 
Receive thy truth in love : 

Hei-e Christians join the song 
Of the redeem'd above ; 
Till all, who humbly seek thy face, 
Rejoice in thy abounding grace. 



DEDICATION. 579 

965 s. M. 

The honour and safety of a nation, 

GREAT is the Lord our God, 
Aiid let his praise be great ; 
He makes his churches his abode, 
His most delightful seat. 

2 These temples of his grace, 
How beautiftd they stand : — 

The honours of om- native place, 
And bulwarks of our land. 

3 In Zion God is known, 
A refuge in distress ; 

How bright has his salvation shone 
Through all her palaces ! 

4 In every new distress 

We '11 to his house repair ; 
We '11 think upon his wondrous grace, 
And seek deliv'rance there. 

966 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Prayer and praise. 

LORD of hosts ! to thee we raise 
Here a house of prayer and praise : 
Thou thy people's hearts prepare, 
Here to meet for praise and prayer. 

2 Let the living here be fed 

With thy word, the heavenly bread : 
Here, in hope of glory blest. 
May the dead be laid to rest. 

3 Here to thee a temple stand. 
While the sea shall gird the land : 
Here reveal thy mercy sure. 
While the sun and moon endure. 

4 Hallelujah ! — earth and sky 
To the joyful sound reply : 
Hallelujah ! hence ascend 

Prayer and praise till time shall end. 



580 ERECTION OF CHURCHES, 

967 CM. 

A blessing supplicated. 

OGOD, tliougli countless worlds of light 
Thy power and glory show, — 
Though round thy throne, above all height, 
Immortal seraphs glow, — 

2 Yet, Lord, where'er thy saints apart 
Ai'e met for praise and praj'er, — 

Wherever sighs a contrite heart. 
Thou, gracious God, art there. 

3 With grateful joy, thy children rear 
This temple, Lord, to thee ; 

Long may they sing thy praises here, 
And here thy beauty see. 

4 Here, Saviour, deign thy saints to meet ; 
With peace their hearts to till ; 

And here, like Sharon's odours sweet, 
May grace divine distil. 

5 Here may thy truth fresh triumphs win; 
Eternal Spirit, here, 

In many a heart now dead in sin, 
A li\'ing temple rear. 

968 L. M. 

Jehovah'' s presence. 
"AjOT heaven's wide range of hallow'd space 
IN Jehovah's presence can confine ; 
Nor angels' claims restrain his grace, 
Whose glories through creation shine. 

2 It beam'd on Eden's guilty days, 

And traced redemption's wondrous plan; 
From Calvai-y, in brightest rays. 
It glow'd to guide benighted man. 

3 Its sacred shrine it fixes there. 
Where two or three are met to raise 

Their holy hands in humble prayer. 
Or tune their hearts to grateful praise. 



DEDICATION. 581 

4 Be this, Lord, that lionour'd place, — 
The house of God, the gate of heaven ; 

And may the fulness of thy grace 
To all who here shall meet be given. 

5 x\nd hence, in spirit, may we soar 

To those bright courts where seraphs bend ; 
With awe like theirs, on earth adore. 
Till with their anthems ours shall blend. 

969 L. M. 

The tokens of His grace. 

AND will the great eternal God 
On earth establish his abode '? 
And will he, from his radiant throne, 
Accept our temples for his own ? 

2 These walls we to thy honour raise ; 
Long may they echo with thy praise : 
And thou, descending, fill the place 
With choicest tokens of thy grace. 

3 Here let the great Redeemer reign, 
With all the graces of his train ; 
While power divine his Avord attends. 
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends. 

4 And in the great decisive day. 
When God the nations shall survey, 
May it before the world appear 
That crowds were born to glory here. 

970 L. M. 

An humble offering to Jehovah. 

THE perfect world, by Adam trod, 
Was the first temple built by God ; 
His fiat laid the corner-stone ; 
He spake, and, lo ! the work was done. 
2 He hung its starry roof on high, 
The broad expanse of azure sky ; 
He spread its pavement, green and bright, 
And curtain'd it with morning light. 



582 ERECTION OF CHURCEES. 

3 ITie mountains in their places stood, 
The sea, the sky ; and all was good ; 
And when its first pure praises rang, 
The morning stars together sang. 

4 Lord, 'tis not ours to make the sea, 
And earth, and sky, a house for thee ; 
But in thy sight our otf ring stands, 

. An humble temple, built with hands. 

971 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

For the dedication of a seamen's Bethel. 

THOU, who on the whirlwind ridest. 
At whose word the thunder roars, 
Who in majesty presidest 

O'er the oceans and their shores ; 
From those shores and from the ocean, 

We, the children of the sea, 
Come to otler our devotion, 
And to give this house to thee. 

2 When, for business on great waters. 
We go down to sea in ships, 

And our weeping sons and daughters 
Hang, at parting, on our lips ; 

This om- Bethel shall remind us 
That Jehovah heareth prayer ; 

And that those we leave behind us 
Ai-e thy faithful church's care. 

3 "S^Tien in port, each day that's holy 
To this house we '11 ])ress in throngs ; 

When at sea, with spirit lowly, 

We '11 repeat its sacred songs. 
Outward bound, shall we, in sadness. 

Lose its flag behind the seas ; 
Homeward bound, we '11 greet with gladness 

Its first floatbig on the breeze. 



MISSIONARY. 5 

4 Homeward bound I — witli deep emotion, 

"We remember, Lord, that life 
Is a voyage o'er an ocean 

Heaved by many a tempest's strife. 
Be tliy statutes so engraven 

On our hearts and minds, that v.e, 
Anch'ring in death's quiet haven, 

All may make our home with thee. 



MISSIONARY. 

9Y2 L. iL 

Souls perishing for lack of hiiowledge. 

SHEPHERD of souls, with pitying eye 
The thousands of our Israel see ; 
To thee in their behalf we cry, — 
Ourselves but newly found in thee. 

2 See where o'er desert wastes they err, 
And neither food nor feeder have, 

Nor fold, nor place of refuge near. 
For no man cares their souls to save. 

3 Thy people, Lord, are sold for naught, 
Nor know they their Eedeemer nigli ; 

They perish, whom thyself hast bought ; 
Their souls for lack of knowledge die. 

4 The pit its mouth hath open'd wide, 
To swallow up its careless prey : 

Why should they die, when thou hast died 
Hast died to bear their sins away? 

5 Why should the foe thy purchase seize ? 
Remember, Lord, thy dying groans : 

The meed of all thy sufTrings these ; 
claim them for thy ransom' d ones ! 



584 MISSIONARY. 

973 26t]i P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. 

The cry of the heathen. 

"DROM Greenland's icy mountains, 
J- From India's coral strand ; 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand ; 
From many an ancient river, 

From many a palmy plain, 
They call us to deliver 

Their land from eiTor's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; 

Though every jDrospect' pleases, 

And only man is vile : 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown ; 
The heathen in his blindness 

Bows down to wood and stone. 

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted 
With wisdom from on high. 

Shall we to men benighted 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation ! — salvation ! 

The joj-ful sound proclaim. 
Till earth's remotest nation 

Has learn'd Messiah's name. 

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, 
And you, ye waters, roll, 

Till, like a sea of glory, 

It spreads from pole to pole : 

Till o'er our ransom'd nature 
The Lamb for sinners slam, 

Redeemer, King, Creator, 
In bliss returns to reign. 



MISSIONARY. 585 

974 1st p. M. 6 lines 8s. 

The ruined race. 

LET God, who comforts the distress'd, 
Let Israel's Consolation, hear; 
Hear, Holy Ghost, our joint request, 

And show thyself the Comforter ; 
And swell the' unutterable groan. 
And breathe our wishes to the throne. 

2 We wrestle for the ruin'd race; 
By sin eternally undone, 

Unless thou magnify thy grace, 

And make thy richest mercy known, 
And make thy vanquish' d rebels find 
Pardon in Christ for all mankind. 

3 Father of everlasting love, 
To every soul thy Son reveal, 

Our guilt and suff'rings to remove, 

Our deep, original wound to heal ; 
And bid the fallen race arise. 
And turn our earth to paradise. 

975 L. M. 

The glorious predictions. 

THE Law and Prophets all foretold 
That Christ should die, and leave the grave ; 
Gather the world into his fold, 

The Church of Jews and Gentiles save. 

2 Yet, by the prince of darkness bound, 
The nations still are wrapt in night : 

They never heard the joyful sound; 
They never saw the Gospel light. 

3 Light of the world, again appear. 
In mildest majesty of grace. 

And bring the great salvation near, 
And claim our whole apostate race. 



586 MISSIONARY. 

976 L. M. 

The latter day glory. 

BEHOLD, the heathen waits to know 
The joy the Gospel -will bestow; 
The exiled captive to receive 
The freedom Jesus has to give. 

2 Come, let us, with a grateful heart, 
In this blest labour share a part ; 
Oui" praj^ers and ofTrings gladly bring 
To aid the triumphs of our King. 

3 Our hearts exult in songs of praise. 
That we have seen these latter days, 
When our Redeemer shall be known, 
Where Satan long hath held his throne. 

4 ^\^lere'er his hand hath spread the skies, 
Sweet uicense to his Name shall rise ; 
And slave and freeman, Greek and Jew, 
B}' sov'reign grace be form'd anew. 

977 26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. 

Departing viissionaries. 

EOLL on, thou mighty ocean ; 
And, as thy billows flow. 
Bear messengers of mercy 

To every land below. 
Arise, ye gales, and waft them 

Safe to the destined shore ; 
That man may sit in darkness, 

And death's black shade, no more. 
2 thou eternal Ruler, 

Who boldest in thine arm 
The tempests of the ocean. 

Protect them from all harm ! 
Thy presence, Lord, be with them. 

Wherever they may be ; 
Though far from us who love them, 

Still let them be with thee. 



MISSIONARY. 587 

978 CM. 

Missionaries commended to God. 

FATHER of mercies, condescend 
To hear our fervent prayer, 
While these our brethren we commend 
To thy paternal care. 

2 Before them set an open door; 
Their faithful labovu:s bless ; 

On them thy Holy Spirit pour, 
And crown them with success. 

3 Endow them with a heavenly mind ; 
Supply their every need ; 

Make them in spirit meek, resign'd, 
But bold in word and deed. 

4 In every tempting, trying hour, 
Uphold them by thy grace ; 

And guard them by thy mighty power, 
Till they shall end their race. 

5 Then, foUow'd by a numerous train. 
Gather' d from heathen lands, 

A crown of life may they obtain 
Eroni their Redeemer's hands. 

979 L. M. 

The severed olive-branch. 

LORD, visit thy forsaken race ; 
Back to thy fold the wand'rers bring ; 
Teach them to seek thy slighted grace, 
And hail in Christ their promised King. 

2 That veil of darkness rend in twain. 
Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light ; 

That sever'd olive-branch again 
Firm to its parent-stock xmite. 

3 Hail, glorious day — expected long ! 

When Jew and Greek one prayer shall pour; 
With eager feet one temple throng, — 
, With grateful praise one God adore. 



588 MISSIONARY. 

980 s. M. 

Hebrew missionaries. 

ALMIGHTY God of love, 
Set up the' attracting sign, 
And summon wliom thou dost approve 
For messengers divine. 

2 From favom-'d Abrah'm's seed 
The new apostles choose. 

In isles and continents to spread 
The dead-reviving news. 

3 We know it shall be done ; 
'Tis God's almighty word ; 

All Israel shall the Saviour own, 
To their first state restored. 

4 Send, then, thy servants forth 
To call the Hebrews home ; 

From east and west, and south and north, 
Let all the wand'rers come. 

5 With Israel's myriads seal'd, 
Let all the nations meet; 

And show the mystery fulfill'd. 
The family complete. 

981 L. M. 

The restoration of Israel. 

ARISE, great God ! and let thy grace 
Shed its glad beams on Jacob's race ; 
Restore the long-lost, scatter' d band, 
And call them to their native land. 

2 Their misery let thy mercy heal ; 
Their trespass hide, their pardon seal ; 
God of Israel ! hear our prayer, 
And grant them still thy love to share. 

3 How long shall Jacob's offspring prove 
Tlie sad suspension of thy love ? 
Lord, shall thy wrath forever burn? 
And will thy mercy ne'er retm-n? 



MISSIONARY. 589 

4 Thy quick'ning Spirit now impart, 
And wake to joy each grateful heart; 
While Israel's rescued tribes in thee 
Their bliss and full salvation see. 

982 L. M. 

For the Jews and the fulness of the Gentiles. 

HEAD of the Church, whose Spii'it fills 
And flows through every faithful soul, 
Unites in mystic love, and seals 

Them one, and sanctifies the whole: — 

2 Come, Lord, — thy glorious Spirit cries, 
And souls beneath the altar groan; 

Come, Lord, — the Bride on earth replies, 
And perfect all our souls in one. 

3 Pour out the promised gift on all ; 
Answer the universal — Come ! 

The fulness of the Gentiles call. 

And take thine ancient people home, 

4 To thee let all the nations flow ; 
Let all obey the Gospel word ; 

Let all their bleeding Saviour know, 
Fill'd with the glory of the Lord. 

5 0, for thy truth and mercy's sake, 
The purchase of thy passion claim ; 

Thine heritage, the Gentiles, take, 
And cause the world to know thy name. 

983 s. M. 

For the world's conversion. 

OGOD of sov'reign grace. 
We bow before thy throne ; 
And plead, for all the human race, 

The merits of thy Son. 
2 Spread through the earth, Lord, 

The knowledge of thy ways ; 
And let all lands, with joy, record 
The great Redeemer's praise. 



590 MISSIONARY. 

984 5th p. M. 4 lines 7s. 

The banner of the cross. 

GO, ye messengers of God ; 
Like the beams of morning, fly ; 
Take the ^vender-working rod ; 
Wave the banner-cross on high. 

2 Go to many a tropic isle 
In the Ijosom of the deep, 

Where the skies forever smile. 
And the' oppress'd forever -weep. 

3 O'er the pagan's night of care 
Pour the living light of heaven ; 

Chase away his wild despair 
Eid him hope to be forgiven. 

4 Where the golden gates of day 
Open on the palmy East, 

High the bleeding cross dis2:)lay ; 
Spread the Gospel's richest feast. 

985 s.M. 

I will gather all nations. 

FATHER of boundless grace. 
Thou hast in part fulfill'd 
Thy promise made to Adam's race, 

In God incarnate seal'd. 
A few from every land 

At first to Salem came, 
And saw the wonders of thy hand, 

And saw the tongues of flame. 
2 Yet still we wait the end, — 

The coming of our Lord ; 
The full accomplishment attend 

Of thy prophetic word. 
Thy promise deeper lies, 

In unexhausted grace ; 
And new-discover'd worlds arise 

To sing their Saviour's praise. 



MISSIONARY. 591 

3 Beloved for Jesus' sake, 

By him redeem'd of old, 
All nations must come in, and make 

One undivided fold : 
AMiile gather' d in by thee, 

And perfected in one, 
They all at once thy glory see 

In thy co-equal Son. 

986 CM. 

The earth renewed in righteousness. 

ALMGHTY Spirit, now behold 
A world by sin destroy'd : 
Creating Spirit, as of old, 
Move on the formless void. 

2 Give thou the word ; that healing sound 
Shall quell the deadly strife ; 

And earth again, like Eden crown'd, 
Bring forth the tree of life. 

3 If sang the morning stars for joy, 
When nature rose to view. 

What strains will angel-hai-ps employ, 
When thou shalt all renew ! 

4 And if the sons of God rejoice 
To hear a Saviour's name, 

How will the ransom'd raise their voice, 
To whom the Saviour came! 

5 Lo, every kindred, every tribe, 
Assembling round the throne, 

The new creation shall ascribe 
To sov'reign love alone. 

987 L. M 

The Saviour^ s coming expected and prayed for. 

JESUS ! thy church, with longing eyes, 
For thine expected coming waits : 
When will the promised light arise. 
And glory beam on Zion's gates? 



5&i^ MISSIONARY. 

2 E'en now, wlien tempests round us fall, 
And wintry clouds o'ercast the sky, 

Thy words with pleasure we recall, 

And deem that our redemption's nigh. 

3 ! come, and reign o'er every land ; 
Let Satan from his throne be hurl'd, — 

All nations bow to thy command, 
And grace revive a dying world. 

4 Teach us, in watchfulness and prayer, 
To wait for thine appointed hour ; 

And fit us, by thy grace, to share 

The triumphs of thy conqu'ring power. 

988 19th P. M. GU, 6664. 

Let there be light. 

THOU, whose almighty word 
Chaos and darkness heard. 
And took their flight ; 
Hear us, we humbly pray. 
And where the Gospel day 
Sheds not its glorious ray, 
Let there be light. 

2 Thou, who didst come to bring, 
On thy redeeming wing, 

Healing and sight, — 
Health to the sick in mind, 
Sight to the inly blind, — 
now, to all mankind, 

Let there be light. 

3 Spirit of truth and love, 
Life-giving, holy i./Ove, 

Speed forth thy flight ; 
Move on the waters' face. 
Bearing the lamp of grace ; 
And in earth's darkest place, 

Let there be light. 



MissioxAE.r. 693 

989 s. M. 

The Redeemer's triumphant reign. 

OTHOU whom we adore, 
To biess our earth again, 
Assume thine own almighty power, 

And o'er the nations reign. 
The Avorld's Desii-e and Hope, 
All power to thee is given ; 
Now set the last great empire up, 
Eternal Lord of heaven. 

2 Where all thy laws are spurn'd, 
Thy holy name profaned, 

And where the ruin'd world has mourn'd, 
With blood of millions stain'd : 

Reveal the glorious scene ; 
The heathen claim for thine ; 

And there the endless reign begin 
With majesty divine. 

3 A gi'acious Saviom-, thou * 
Wilt all thy creatures biess ; 

And every knee to thee shall bow, 

And every tongue confess. 
According to thy word, 

Now be thy grace reveal' d ; 
And with the knowledge of the Lord, 

Let all the earth be fill'd. 

990 L. M. 

Missionary meeting. 

ASSEiMBLED at thy great command, 
Before thy face, dread King, we stand : 
The voice that marshal? d every star, 
Has cali'd thy people from afar. 

2 We meet through distant lands to spread 
The truth for which the martyrs bled ; 
Along the line — to either pole — 
The anthem of thy praise to roll. 
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594 MISHOXAEY. 

o Our prayers as&ist ; accept our praise ; 
Our hopes revive ; our eoui-age raise ; 
Our counsels- aid ;■ — to each impart 
The single eye^ the faithful tesirt. 
4 Forth viith thy chosen herald* Garr>e ; 
Recall the wandering spirits home ^ 
From Zioii^s mount send forth the sobhA, 
To spread the spacious eartli arouaid. 

991 s. M, 

God's teomTrows mm/ mnong the heathen. 

TO hiess thy chosen race. 
In mercy. Lord, incline ; 
And cause the brightness of thy face 
On all thy saints to shine ; — 

2 Tliat so thy wondross- way 

May through the -world be known ; 
Wliile distant lantfe their homage pay^ 
And thy salvation own. 

3 Let all the nations join 
To celebrate thy fame ; 

And all the vvoi'Id, O Lord, cowshine 
To praise thy glorious Name, 

992 L. M, 

Light for ihost wha srt in darkness. 

THOUGH now the nations sit beneath 
ITie darkness of o'erspreading death ; 
God will arise with light divine. 
On Zion's holy towers to shine. 

2 That light shall shine on distant lands^ 
And wand'ring tribes, in joyful bands, 
Shall come, thy glory. Lord, to see, 
And in thy courts to worship thee. 

3 light of Zion, now arise ! 

Let the glad morning bless our eyes ; 
Ye nations, catch the kindling ray, 
And hail the splendours of the day. 



MISSIONARY. 595 

993 3cl p. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

One shall chase a thousand. 

SAVIOUR, we know thou art 
In every age the same : 
Now, Lord, in ours exert 

The virtue of thy Name, 
And daily, tlirough thy word, increase 
Thy blood-besprinkled witnesses. 
2 As thy command ordains, 

Thy people, saved beloAv 
From all their sinful stains, 

Shall multiply and grow ; 
And one into a thousand rise. 
To spread thy praise through earth and skies. 

994 s. M. 

TTie glorious Gospel. 

THE nations of the earth, 
Almighty Lord, are thine ; 
And in thy works, from nature's birth, 
Thy radiant glories shine. 

2 Thy love hath also sent 
Thy gospel to our race ; 

Unveiling thy divine intent 
Of rich redeeming grace. 

3 When shall these tidings roll 
The spacious earth around, 

And every tribe and every soul 
Receive the joyful sound? 

4 When shall the wand'rers meet, 
That now in darkness rove. 

And, gather'd round Immanuel's feet, 
Sing of his saving love ? 

5 Lord, our efforts own. 
To spread the gospel rays ; 

And rear, on sin's demolish'd throne, 
The temples of thy praise. 



696 MISSTONAEY. 

995 L. M. 

Triumphs of mercy. 

ARM of the Lord, awake, awake ! 
Put on thy strength — the nations shake, 
And let the world, adoring, see 
Triumphs of mercy wrought hy thee. 

2 Say to the heathen, from thy throne, 

1 am Jehovah — God alone : 

Thy voice their idols shall confound, 
And cast their altars to the ground. 

3 No more let creature blood be spilt — 
Tain sacrifice for human guilt ! 

But to each conscience be applied 
The blood that ilow'd from Jesus' side. 

4 Almighty God, thy gi'ace proclaim, 
In every land, of every name ; 

Let adverse powers before thee fall, 
And crown the Saviour Lord of all. 

996 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Chrisfs universal reign. 

HASTEN, Lord, the glorious time. 
When, beneath IVIessiah's sv/ay, 
Every nation, every clime. 
Shall the gospel call obey. 

2 Mightiest kings his power shall own ; 
Heathen tribes his Xame adore ; 

Satan and his host, o'erthrown, 

Bound in chains, shall hurt no more. 

3 Then shall wars and tumults cease ; 
Then be banish' d grief and pain; 

Eighteousness, and joy, and peace, 
Undisturb'd, shall ever reign. 

4 Bless we, then, our gracious Lord ; 
Ever praise his glorious Name ; 

All his mighty acts record, — 
All his wondrous love proclaim. 



MISSIONARY. 597 

997 L. M. 

The time to favour Zion. 

SOV'HEIGN of worlds ! display thy power ; 
Be this thy Zion's favour'd hour: 
Bid the bright morning star arise, 
And point the nations to the skies. 

2 Set up thy throne where Satan reigns, 
On Afric's shore, on India's plains, 

On lonely isles and lands unknown. 
And make the nations ail thine own. 

3 Speak ! and the world shall hear thy voice ; 
Speak! and the desert shall rejoice; 
Scatter the gloom of heathen night, 

And bid all nations hail the light. 

998 c. M. 

Christ, the Conqueror. 

JESUS, immortal King, arise ; 
Assert thy rightful sway ; 
Till earth, subdued, its tribute brings, 
And distant lands obey. 

2 Ride forth, victorious Conqu'ror, ride, 
Till all thy foes submit, 

And all the powers of hell resign 
Theu- ti'ophies at thy feet. 

3 Send forth thy word, and let it fly 
The spacious earth around, 

Till every soul beneath the sun 
Shall hear the joyful sound. 

4 may the great Redeemer's Name 
Through every clime be known, 

And heathen gods, forsaken, fall, 
And Jesus reign alone. 

5 From sea to sea, from shore to shore, 
Be thou, Christ, adored, 

And earth, with all her millions, shout 
Hgsaiiuas to the Lord. 



>98 MISSIONARY. 

999 L. M. 

Christ's universal and everlasting kingdom. 

JESUS shall reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run ; 
His kingdom spread from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax: and wane no more. 

2 From north to south the princes meet, 
To pay their homage at his feet ; 
"Wliile western empires own their Lord, 
And savage tribes attend his word. 

3 To him shall endless prayer be made, 
And endless praises crown his head ; 
His Name like sweet perfume shall rise 
With every morning sacrilice. 

4 People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on his love with sweetest song, 
And infant vuices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on his Name. 

1000 33d P. M. 8 lines Gs. 

The death of martyrs. 

FLUNG to the heedless winds, 
Or on the waters cast, 
The martyrs' ashes, watch'd, 

Shall gather' d be at last ; 
And from that scatter'd dust, 

Around us and abroad. 
Shall spring a jjlenteous seed 

Of witnesses for God. 
2 The Father hath received 

Theu' latest living breath ; 
And vain is Satan's boast 

Of victory in their death : 
Still, still, though dead, they spealr, 

And, trumpet-tongued, proclaim, 
To many a wak'ning land, 

The one availing Name. 



MISSIONARY. 599 

1001 2mx p. M. 76, 76, 76, IS 

The tmivtrsed <znthenu 
"TTTHEX sliall tlie voioe of eingLag 
VV Flow Joyfully along ?^ ,;^ 

When hill and v^iley, ringing 
With one triumphi,at «ong, 
Froelaiaa the eoiitest ended, 

And Him who o^nee was slain, 
Again to earth descended, 
In righteousness to reign. 

2 Then from ±5ie craggy mountains 

The saered shoint shall fly; 
And shady vales and fountains 

Shall echo the reply. 
High tower and lowly dwelling 

Shall send the ^^horus round. 
All hallelujahs swelling 

In one eternal sound 1 

1002 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 
The word glorified. 

SEE how great a flame aspires. 
Kindled by a g]>ark of grace ! 
Jesus'" love the nations fii-es, — 

Sets the kiagdoms on a blaze. 

To bring fire on eai-th he came ; 

Kindled in some hearts it is: 

O that all might catch the flame, 

All partake the glorious bliss ! 

2 When he first the work begun, 

Small and feeble was his day : 
Now the v.-ord doth swiftly run ; 

Now it wins its widening way : 
More and more it spreads and grows, 

Ever mighty to prevail ; ' 
Sin's strouK^holds it now o'erthi-ows, — 

Shakes the trembling gates of heU. 



600 MISSIONARY. 

3 Sons of God, your Saviour praise ! 
He tlie door liath opeu'd wide ; 

He hath given the word of grace ; 

Jesus' word is glorified. 
Jesus, mighty to redeem, 

He alone the work hath Avrought ; 
Worthy is the work of him, — 

Him who spake a world from naughi. 

4 Saw ye not the cloud ai'ise, 
Little as a human hand ? 

Now it spreads along the skies, — 
Hangs o'er all the thirsty land ; 

Lo ! the promise of a shower 
Di-ops already from above ; 

But the Lord will shortly pour 
All the Spirit of his love. 



1003 7th P. M. 8 Imes Ts 

The Watchman's report. 
WATCHMAN, tell us of the night, 
VV "What its signs of jn'omise are. 
Trav'ler, o'er yon mountain's height 

See the glory-beaming star. 
"Watchman, does its beauteous ray 

Aught of hope or joy foretell ? 
Trav'ler, yes, it brings the day — 

Promised day of Israel. 

2 Watchman, tell us of the night ; 

Higher yet that star ascends. 
Trav'ler, blessedness and light. 

Peace and truth, its course portends. 
Watchman, will its beams, alone, 

Gild the spot that gave them birth? 
Ti'av'ler, ages are its own ; 

See, it bursts o'er all the eai'th. 



MISSIONARY. 601 

3 Watcliman, tell us of the night, 

For the morning seems to dawn. 
Trav'ler, darkness takes its flight ; 

Doubt and terror are withdrawn. 
Watchman, let thy wand'ring cease ; 

Hie thee to thy quiet home. 
Trav'ler, lo ! the Prince of Peace, 

Lo ! the Son of God is come. 

1004 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 

The song of jubilee. 

HAPJv ! the song of jubilee; 
Loud as mighty thunders roar, 
Or the fulness of the sea. 

When it breaks upon the shore : 
Hallelujah ! for the Lord 

God omnipotent shall reign ; 
Hallelujah ! let the word 

Echo round the earth and main. | 

2 Hallelujah ! — ^hark ! the sound, 
From the centre to the skies. 

Wakes above, beneath, around. 

All creation's harmonies : 
See Jehovah's banners furl'd ; 

Sheathed his sword : he speaks — 'tis done, -^ 

And the kingdoms of this world ' 

Are the kingdoms of his Son. ,. 

3 He shall reign from pole to pole ^ 
With illimitable sway ; .i 

He shall reign, when, like a scroll, ■! 

Yonder heavens have pass'd away : ;| 

Then the end ; — beneath his rod, '* 

Man's last enemy shall fall ; Ji 

Hallelujah ! Christ in God, I 

God in Christ, is ail in all. if 



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602 MISSIONARY. 

1005 L. M. 

The song of triumph. 

SOOX ma}^ the last glad song arise, 
Through all the millions of the skies — 
That song of triumph which records 
That all the eai-th is now the Lord's. 

2 Let thi'ones, and powers, and kingdoms, be 
Obedient, mighty God, to thee ; 

And over land, and stream, and main, 
Now wave the sceptre of thy reign. 

3 let that glorious anthem swell ; 
Let host to host the triumph tell. 
Till not one rebel heart remains, 
But over all the Saviour reigns. 

1006 16th P. M. 11 12, 11 12. 

AUeluia, the Lord God 07?inipotent reigneth. 

OJOIN ye the anthems of triumph, that rise 
From the throng of the blest, from the hosts 
of the skies : 
Alleluia, the^' sing, in rapturous strains ; 
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigns. 

2 He gave to the light its beneficent wings ; 

He controlleth the counsels of senates and kings : 
From his throne in the clouds the lightnings are 

hurl'd, 
And he ruleth the factions that rage through the 

world. 

3 Eejoice, ye that love him; his power camiot fail; 
His omnipotent goodness shall surely prevail ; 
The triumph of evil will shortly be past, 

And omnipotent merc\'- shall conquer at last. 

4 Though Satan now maketh the nations his prey, 
The dominion of darkness shall soon pass away ; 
Exulting, we join heaven's i-apturous strains, — 
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigiis. 






SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 



lOOT CM. 

Blessedness of instructing the young. 

DELIGHITUL work ! young souls to win, 
And turn the rising race 
From the deceitful paths of sin, 
To seek redeeming grace. 

2 Children our kind protection claim ; 
And God will well approve 

When infants learn to lisp his name. 
And then- Redeemer love. 

3 Be ours the bliss, in wisdom's way 
To guide untutor'd youth, 

And show the mind which went astray 
The Way, the Life, the Truth. 

4 Almighty God, thine influence shed. 
To aid this blest design : 

The honours of thy Name be spread. 
And all the glory thine. 

1008 5th p. M. 4 lines 7s. 

A blessing invoked on teachers. 

MIGHTY One, before whose face 
Wisdom had her glorious seat. 
When the orbs that people space 
Sprang to birth beneath thy feet ; 

2 Source of truth, whose rays alone 
Light the mighty ATorld of mind ; 

God of love, who from thy throne 
Ivindly watchest all mankind ; 

3 Shed on those, who in thy Xame 
Teach the way of tmth and right, 

Shed that love's undying flame. — 
Shed that wisdom's "uidiufr li^rht. 



604 SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

1009 C. M. 

Fcr a blessing on the children. 

WISDOM ! whose unfading power 
Beside the' Eternal stood, 
To frame, in nature's earliest hour, 
The laud, the sky, the flood ; 

2 Yet didst thou not disdain awhile 
An infant form to wear, — 

To bless thy mother with a smile, 
And lisp thy falter' d prayer. 

3 But in thy Father's own abode, 
'\Mth Israel's elders round. 

Conversing high with Israel's God, 
Thy chief est joy was found. 

4 So may our youth adore thy Name ! 
And, Saviour ! deign to bless 

^Yith fost'riug grace the timid flame 
Of early holiness. 

1010 c.K 

The Christian child. 

BY cool Siloam's shady rill 
How sweet the lily grows ! 
How sweet the breath, beneath the hill, 
Of Sharon's dewy rose ! 

2 Lo ! such the child whose early feet 
ITie paths of peace have trod — 

"Whose secret heart, with influence sweet, 
Is upward drawn to God. 

3 By cool Siloam's shady rill 
The lily must decay ; 

The rose that blooms beneath the hill 
Must shortly fade away. 

4 And soon, too soon, the Avintry hour 
Of man's maturer age 

Will shake the soul with sorrow's power, 
And stormy passion's rage. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 605 

5 Thou wlio givest life and Lreatli, 

We seek thy grace alone, 
In childhood, manhood, age, and death, 

To keep us still thine own. 

1011 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

Sanctified knowledge. 
nOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
\J To whom we for our children cry, 
The good desired, and wanted most, 

Out of thy richest grace supply ; 
The sacred discipline be given. 
To train and bring them up for heaven. 

2 Error and ignorance remove ; 

Their blindness both of heart and mind : 
Give them the wisdom from above, — 

Spotless, and peaceable, and kind : 
In knowledge pure their minds renew, 
And store with thoughts divinely true. 

3 Leai'ning's redmidant part and vain 
Be here cut off, and cast aside : 

But let them, Lord, the substance gain ; 

In every solid truth abide ; 
Swiftly acquire, and ne'er forego 
The knowledge fit for man to know. 

4 Unite the pair so long disjoin'd, 
Knowledge and vital piety : 

Learning and holiness combined, 

And truth and love, let all men see 
In those whom up to thee we give. 
Thine, wholly thine, to die and live. 

1012 CM. 

Anniversary ; the children's jubilee. 

HOSANNA, be the children's song, 
To Christ, the children's King; . 
His praise, to whom our souls belong, 
Let all the children sing. 



605 SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

2 From little ones to Jesus broiiglit, 
Ilosanna now be heard ; 

Let little infants now be taught 
To lisp that lovely word. 

3 Hosanna, sound from hill to hill, 
And spread from plain to plain, u, 

While louder, sweeter, clearer still, |i 

Woods echo to the strain. ■ 

4 Hosanna, on the wings of light, 
O'er earth and ocean tly. 

Till morn to eve, and noon to night, 
And heaven to earth, reply. 

5 Hosanna, then, our song shall be; 
Hosanna to our King : 

This is the children's jubilee ; 
Let all the children sing. 

1013 c. M. 

Children recalling the example of Jesvs. 

WHEN Jesus left his Father's throne, 
He chose an humble birth ; 
And, all unhonour'd and unknown, 
He came to dwell on earth. 

2 Like him, may we be found below 
In wisdom's path of peace ; 

Like him, in grace and knowledge grow, 
As years and strength increase. 

3 Sweet were his words, and kind his look. 
When mothers round him press'd ; 

Their infants in his arms he took, 
And on his bosom blest. 

4 Safe from the world's alluring charms, 
Beneath his watchful eye. 

Thus, in the circle of his arms, 
May we forever lie. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 607 

1014 26tli P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. 

Grateful praise. 
"IT7E bring no glitt'ring treasures, 
VV Xo gems from earth's deep mine ; 
"We come, with simple measures. 

To chant thy love divine. 
Children, thy favours sharing, 

Their voice of thanks -would raise ; 
Father, accept our offring. 
Our song of gi-ateful praise. 

2 The dearest gift of Heaven, 
Love's written word of truth, 

To us is early given, 

To guide our steps in youth ; 
We hear the wondrous story, 

The tale of Calvary ; 
We read of homes in glory, 

From sin and sorrow free. 

3 Redeemer ! grant thy blessing ! 
! teach xis how to pray. 

That each, thy fear possessing, 

May ti'ead life's onward way ; 
Then where the pure are dwelling 

We hope to meet again, 
And sweeter numbers swelling, 

Forever praise thy Name. 

1015 L. M. 

Hosanna to the Son of David. 

WHAT are those soul-reviving strains 
W'hich echo thus from Salem's plains? 
What anthems loud, and louder still. 
So sweetly sound from Zion's hill? 

2 Lo ! 'tis an infant chorus sings 
Hosanna to the King of kings : 
The Saviour comes ! — and babes proclaim 
Salvation, sent in Jesus' name. 



608 SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

3 Nor these alone tlieir voice shall raise, 
For we will join this song of praise ; 
Still Israel's children forward press, 

To hail the Lord their Eighteousness. 

4 Messiah's name shall joy impart 
Alike to Jew and Gentile heart : 
He bled for us, he bled for you, 
And we will sing hosanna too. 

5 Proclaim hosannas, loud and clear ; 
See David's Son and Lord appear ! 
All praise on earth to him be given, 
And glory shout through highest heaven. 

1016 CM. 

Children in heaven. 

THERE is a glorious world of light. 
Above the starry sky, 
Where saints departed, clothed in white, 
Adore the Lord most high. 

2 And hark, amid the sacred songs 
Those heavenly voices raise. 

Ten thousand thousand infant tongues 
Unite in perfect praise. 

3 Those are the hymns that we shall knoWf 
If Jesus we obey ; 

That is the place where we shall go, 
If found in wisdom's way. 

4 Soon will our earthly race be run— 
Our mortal frame decay ; 

Children and teachers, one by one, 
Must die and pass away. 

5 Great God, impress this serious thought, 
To-day, on every breast ; 

That botli the teachers and the taught 
Mav dwell among the blest. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



PUBLIC FASTS. 

1017 1st p. M. 6 litus 8s. 

Unfaithfulness ax:knowledged and lamented. 

OGOD, thy righteousness we own; 
Judgment is at thy house begun ; 
With humble awe thy rod we hear, 
And guilty in thy sight appear ; 
We cannot in thy judgment stand, 
But sink beneath thy mighty hand. 

2 Our mouth as in the dust we lay, 
And still for mercy, mercy pray ; 
Unworthy to behold thy face, 
Unfaithful stewards of thy grace, 
Our sin and wickedness we own. 
And deeply for acceptance groan. 

3 We have not. Lord, thy gifts improved, 
But basely from thy statutes roved ; 

Yet do not drive us from thy face, 
A stiff-neck' d and hard-hearted race : 
The melting power of love impart ; 
Soften the marble of our heart. 

1018 c. M, 

Deprecating the anger of God. 

BEHOLD, Lord ! before thy throne 
Thy mourning people bend : 
'Tis on thy sov'reign grace alone 

Our humble hopes depend. 
2 Tremendous judgments from thy hand 

Thy dreadful power display ; 
Yet mercy spares this guilty land, 
And yet we live to pray. 



610 MISCELLANEOUS. 

3 And why, great God, are we thus spared, 
Ungrateful as we are? 

make thine awful warnings heard, 
While mercy cries, — Forbear ! 

4 turn us, turn us, blessed Lord, 
By thine almighty grace ; 

Then shall our hearts obey thy word. 
And ever seek thy face. 

5 Hear thou our prayers, and grant us aid ; 
Bid wars forever cease : 

Heal every breach that sin has made, 
And bless our land with peace. 

1019 9th P. M. 87, 87. 
Pardon implored for national sins. 

DKEAD Jehovah ! God of nations ! 
From thy temple in the skies, 
Hear thy people's supplications ; 
Now for their deliv'rance rise. 

2 Lo! with deep contrition tiu-ning, 
Li thy holy place we bend ; 

Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning ; 
Hear us, spare us, and defend. 

3 Though our sins, our hearts confounding, 
Long and loud for vengeance call, 

Thou hast mercy more abounding ; 
Jesus' blood can cleanse them all. 

4 Let that mercy veil transgi'ession ; 
Let that blood our guilt efface : 

Save thy people from oppression ; 
Save from spoil thy holy place. 

1020 CM. 

Impending judgments. 

COME, let our souls adore the Lord, 
Whose judgments yet delay ; 
Wlio yet suspends the lifted sword, 
And gives us time to pray. 



PUBLIC FASTS. 611 

2 Great is our guilt, our feaxs are great, 
But let us not despair; 

Still open is the mercy-seat 
To penitence and prayer. 

3 Kind Intercessor, to thy love 
This blessed hope we owe : 

let thy merits plead above, 
"V\1iile we implore below. 

4 Though justice near thy awful thi-one 
Attends thy dread command, 

Lord, hear thy servants, hear thy Son, 
And save a guilty land. 

1021 S.M. 

The day of vengeance, 

SINNERS, the call obey— 
The latest call of gi-ace : 
The day is come, the vengeful day 

Of a devoted race : 
Devils and men combine 

To plague the faithless seed, 
And phials full of wrath divine 

Are bursting on your head. 
2 Enter into the Rock, 

Ye trembling slaves of sin — 
The Rock of your salvation, struck 

And cleft to take you iu : 
To shelter the distress'd 

He did the cross endure ; 
Enter into the clefts, and rest 

In Jesus' wounds secure. 

1022 s. M. 

Continued. — Our help cometh from the Lord. 
TESUS, to thee we fly 
V From the devouring sword ; 
Our city of defence is nigh ; 
Our help is in the Lord. 



612 MISCELLANEOUS. 

Or if the s^oorge o'erflow, 
And laugh at iunocence, 

Tliine everlasting arms, we know, 
Shall be our souls' defence. 

2 We in thy word believe, 

And on thy promise stay ; 
Our life, which still to thee we give, 

Shall be to us a prey : 
Our life with thee we hide 

Above the furious blast, 
And shelter'd in thy wounds abide 

Till all the storms are past. 



THANKSGIVINGS. 

1023 L. M. 

God's goodness crowns the year. 

ETERNAL Source of every joy, 
Well may thy praise our lips employ, 
While in tliy temple we appear, 
Whose goodness crowns the circling year. 

2 The flowery spring, at thy command, 
Embalms the air, and paiuts the land ; 
The summer rays with vigour shine. 
To raise the corn, and cheer the vine. 

3 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours 
Thi-ough all our coasts redundant stores; 
And winters, soften'd by thy care. 

No more a face of horror wear. 

4 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days, 
Demand successive songs of praise ; 

Still be the cheerfu.1 homage paid. 
With opening light and evening shade. 



I 



THANKS GIVIjSTGS. 613 

5 may our more tarmonious tongue 
In worlds unknown pm-sue the song ; 
And in those brighter courts adore, 
Where days and years revolve no more. 

1024 L.M. 

National blessings. 

GREAT God of nations, now to thee 
Our hymn of gratitude we raise ; 
With humble heart, and bending knee, 
We offer thee our song of praise. 

2 Thy Name we bless, almighty God, 
For all the kindness thou hast shown 

To this fair land the pilgi-ims trod, — 
This land we fondly call our own. 

3 Here freedom spreads her banner wide, 
And casts her soft and hallow'd ray ; 

Here thou our fathers' steps didst guide 
In safety through their dang'rous way. 

4 We praise thee that the gospel's light 
Through all our land its radiance sheds ; 

Dispels the shades of error's night, 

And heavenly blessings round us spreads. 

5 Great God, preserve us in thy fear ; 
In danger still our guardian be ; 

0, spread thy truth's bright precepts here ; 
Let all the people worship thee. 

1025 ^ c. M. 

Gad's bountiful goodness. 

FOUNTAIN of mercy, God of love, 
How rich thy bounties are ! 
The rolling seasons, as they move, 

Proclaim thy constant care. 
2 "WTien in the bosom of the earth 

The sower hid the grain. 
Thy goodness mark'd its secret birth, 
And sent the early rain. 



6M MISCELLANEOUS. 

S The spring's sweet influence, Lord, was thine; 

The ])Uints in beauty grew; 
Thou gav'st refulgent suns to sWne, 

And the refreshing clew. 

4 These various mercies from above 

[Matured the swelling grain; 
A kindly harvest crowns thy love, 

And plenty tills the plain. 

i "'A'e own and bless thy gracious sway ; 

Tliy h.and all nature hails : 
Seed-time nor harvest, night nor day, 

Summer nor winter, fails. 

1026 19th p. M. 661, 6664. 

Praise to the God of harvest. 

THE God of harvest praise ; 
In loud thanksgiving raise 
Hand, heart, and voice ; 
The valleys smile and sing, 
Forests and mountains ring, 
The plains their tribute bring. 
The streams rejoice. 

2 Yea, bless his holy Name, 
And purest thanks proclaim 

Through all the earth; 
To glory in your lot 
Is duty, — but be not 
God's benefits forgot, 

Amid your mh-th. 

3 The God of harvest praise ; 
Hands, hearts, and voices, raise, 

With sweet accord ; 
From field to garner throng, 
Bearing your sheaves along. 
And in your harvest song 

Bless je the Lord. 



THANKSGIVINGS. 615 

PEACE. 

1027 L. M. 

Thanksgiving for national peace. 

GREAT Ruler of the earth and skies, 
A word of thine ahnighty breath 
Can sink the world, or bid it rise : 
Thy smile is life, thy frown is death. 

2 When angi-y nations rush to arms, 
And rage, and noise, and tumult reign, 

And war resounds its dire alarms, 

And slaughter dyes the hostile plain, — 

3 Thy sov'reign eye looks calmly down, 

And marks their course, and bounds their power ; 
Thy law the angry nations own. 

And noise and war are heard no more. 

4 Then peace returns with balmy wing ; 
Sweet peace, with her what blessings fled ! 

Glad plenty laughs, the Talleys sing. 
Reviving commerce lifts her head. 

5 To thee we pay our grateful songs ; 
Thy kind protection still implore : 

may our hearts, and lives, and tongues, 
Confess thy goodness, and adore. 

1028 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

In time of peace. 

A NATION God delights to bless, 
Can all our raging foes distress. 
Or hurt whom they surround? 
Hid from the general scourge we are, 
Nor see the bloody waste of war. 
Nor hear the trumpet's sound. 



61 G MIS CELL AIs^EOUS. 

5^ may we, Lord, tlie grace improve, 
By laL'ring for the rest of love — 

The soul-composing power ; 
Bless us with that internal peace, 
And all the fruits of righteousness, 

Till time shall be no more. 



OUR COUNTRY. 

1029 CM. 

National deliverances ascribed to God, 

OLORD, our fathers oft have told, 
In our attentive ears, 
Thy wonders in their days perform'd, 
And in more ancient years. 

2 'Twas not their courage, or their sword, 
To them salvation gave ; 

Twas not their number, or their strength, 
That did their country save. 

3 But thy right hand, thy powerful ai-m, 
"VN'Tiose succour they implored, — 

Thy providence protected them, 
Who thy great Name adored. 

4 As thee their God our fathers own'd, 
So thou art still our King ; 

0, therefore, as thou didst to them. 
To us deliv'rance bring. 

5 To thee the glory we ascribe, 
From whom salvation came ; 

In God, our shield, we will rejoice, 
And ever bless thy Name. 

1030 L. M. 

God, the nation's guariia.n. 

GREAT God ! beneath whose piercing eye 
The earth's extended kingdoms lie ; 
"Whose fav'ring smile upholds them all. 
Whose anger smites them, and they fall ; — 



OUR COUNTRY. 617 

2 We bow before tliy heavenly throne ; 
Thy power we see — thy greatness own ; 
Yet, cherish' d by thy milder voice, 
Our bosoms tremble and rejoice. 

3 Thy kindness to our fathers shown 
Their children's children long shall own ; 
To thee, with grateful hearts, shall raise 
The tribute of exulting praise. 

■i Led on by thine unerring aid, 
Secure the paths of life we tread ; 
And, freely as the vital air. 
Thy lirst and noblest bounties share. 

5 Great God, our guardian, guide, and friend! 
still thy shelt'ring arm extend ; 
Preserved by thee for ages past, 
For ages let thy kindness last ! 

1031 ' c. M. 

Prayer for our native land. 

LORD, while for all mankind we praj', 
Of every clime and coast, 
hear us for our native land, — 
The land we love the most. 

2 guard our shores from every foe ; 
With peace our borders bless — 

Our cities with prosperity. 
Our fields with plenteousness. 

3 Unite us in the sacred love 

Of knowledge, truth, and thee ; 
And let our hills and valleys chant 
The songs of liberty. 

4 Lord of the nations, thus to thee 
Our counti-y we commend ; 

Be thou her refuge and her trust — 
Her everlasting; friend. 



618 MISCELLANEOUS. 

CHARITABLE AND BENEVOLENT. 

1032 c. M. 

Sympathy with the afflicted, 

PATHER of mercies, send tliy grace, 
All-powerful, from above, 
To form in our obedient souls 
The image of thy love. 

2 ! may our sympathizing breasts 
That generous pleasvn-e know, 

Kindly to share in others' joy, 
And weep for others' wo. 

3 When poor and helpless sons of giief 
In deep distress are laid, 

Soft be our hearts their pains to feel, 
And swift our hands to aid. 

4 So Jesus look'd on dying man, 
When, throned above the skies, 

And in the Father's bosom blest. 
He felt compassion rise. 

5 On wings of love the Saviour flew, 
To bless a ruin'd race ; 

We would, Lord, thy steps pursue. 
Thy bright example trace. 

1033 c. LL 

Deeds of love, for Christ's sake, rewarded. 

HOW blest the children of the Lord, 
Who, walking in his sight, 
Make all the precepts of his word 
Their study and delight. 

2 Tliat precious wealth shall be their dower, 

Which cannot know decay ; 
"V^Tiich moth or rust shall ne'er devour, 

Or spoiler take away. 



CHARITABLE AND BEI^TEVOLENT. 619 

8 For them that heavenly light shall spread, 

Whose cheering rays illume 
The darkest hours of life, and shed 

A halo round the tomh. 
4 Their works of piety and love, 

Peiiorm'd through Christ, their Lord, 
Forever register'd above. 

Shall meet a sure reward. 

1034 c. M. 

Deeds of charity. 

HIGH on a throne of light, Lord, 
Dost thou exalted shine : 
What can our poverty bestow. 
Since all the world is thine? 

2 But thou hast brethren here below, 
Partakers of thy grace, 

Whose humble names thou wilt confess 
Before thy Father's face. 

3 In them may'st thou be clothed and fed, 
And visited and cheer'd ; 

And, in their accents of distress, 
The Saviour's voice be heard. 

4 Whate'er our willing hands can give. 
Lord, at thy feet we lay ; 

Grace will the humble gift receive, 
And grace at length repay. 

1035 L. M. 

More blessed to give than to receive. 

HELP us, Lord, thy yoke to wear, 
Delighting in thy perfect will ; 
Each other's burdens learn to bear, 

And thus thy law of love fulfil, 
2 He that hath pity on the poor, 

Lendeth his substance to the Lord ; 
And, lo ! his recompense is sure, 
For more than all shall be restored. 



620 MISCELLANEOUS. 

3 Teacli us, with glad, ungrudging teart, 
■is tlipu iiast blest our various store, 

From our abundance to impart 
A lib'ral portion to the poor. 

4 To thee om* all devoted be, 

In whom we breathe, and move, and live ; 
Freely we have received from thee ; 
Freely may we rejoice to give. 

And while we thus obey thy word, 
And every call of want relieve, 

1 may we find it, gracious Lord ! 
More blest to give than to receive. 

1036 c. M. 

Anniversary of an orphan asylum : hy the children. 

AGAIN the kind revolving year 
Has brought this happy day ; 
And we in God's blest house ajppear 
^•^Am our vows to pay. 

2 Our watchful guardians, robed in light. 
Adore the heavenly Iving ; 

Ten thousand thousand seraphs bright 
Incessant praises sing. 

3 They know no want, they feel no care, 
Nor ever sigh as we ; 

SoiTow and sin are strangers there, 
And all is harmony. 

4 If aught can there enhance their bliss^ 
Or raise their raptm'es higher, 

New joys in heaven at sights like this, 
Isew anthems fill the chok. 

5 With what resembling care and love 
Both worlds for us appear ; 

Our friendly guardians those above, — ■ 
Om" benefactors here. 



MARINEPtS. 621 

MARINERS. 

1037 5tli p. M. 4 lines la. 

Embarking. 

LORD, whom winds and seas obey, 
Guide us thi'ougli the watery way ; 
In the hollow of thy hand 
Hide, and bring us safe to land. 

2 Jesus, let our faithful mind 
Rest, on thee alone reclined : 
Every anxious thought repress ; 
Keep our souls in perfect peace. 

3 Keep the souls whom now we leave ; 
Bid them to each other cleave ; 

Bid them walk on life's rough sea ; 
Bid them come by faith to thee. 

4 Save, till all these tempests end, 
All who on thy love depend ; 
Waft our happy spirits o'er ; 
Land us on the heavenly shore. 

1038 c. M. 

God''s servants safe by sea or land. 

HOW are thy servants blest, Lord ; 
How sure is their defence ! 
Eternal wisdom is their guide. 
Their help, — omnipotence. 

2 In foreign realms, and lands remote, 
Supported by thy care. 

Through burning climes they pass unhurt, 
And breathe in tainted air. 

3 "V^Tien by the dreadful tempest borne 
High on the broken wave. 

They know thou art not slow to hear. 
Nor impotent to save. 



622 MISCELLANEOUS. 

4 The storm is laid, the winds retire, 
Obedient to thy Avill ; 

The sea, that roars at thy command, 
At thy command is still. 

5 In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths, 
Thy goodness we '11 adoi'e ; 

We 'II praise thee for thy mercies past, 
And humbly hope for more. 

6 Our life, while thou preserv'st that life, 
Thy sacrifice shall be ; 

And death, — when death shall be our lot,— 
Shall join our souls to thee. 

1039 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Safe with Jesvs in the ship. 

LORD of earth, and air, and sea. 
Supreme in power and grace, 
Under thy protection we 

Our souls and bodies place. 
Bold an unknown land to try, 

We launch into the foaming deep; 
Rocks, and storms, and depths defy. 

With Jesus in the ship. 
2 "Who the calm can understand, 

In a believer's breast? 
In the hollow of His hand 

Our souls seciu'ely rest : 
Winds may rise, and seas may roar ; 

We on his love our spirits stay ; 
Him with quiet joy adore 

Whom winds and seas obey. 

1040 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 
God's wonders on the deep. 

THEY that toil upon the deep, 
And, in vessels light and frail. 
O'er the mighty waters sweep. 
With the billow and the gale, — 



MARINERS. 623 

2 Mark A\-liat wonders God performs, 
When he speaks ; and, uncoiifined, 

Rush to battle all his storms, 
In the chariots of the wind. 

3 Up to heaven their bark is whirl'd, 
On the mountain of the wave ; 

Down as suddenly 'tis hurl'd 
To the' abysses of the grave. 

4 Then unto the Lord they cry ; 
He inclines a gracious ear, 

Sends deliv'rance from on high, 
Rescues them from all their fear. 

5 that men would praise the Lord, 
For his goodness to their race ; 

For the wonders of his word, 
And the riches of his grace. 

1041 L. M. 

His vjay is in the sea. 

LORD of the wide, extensive main, 
AVhose power the wind, the sea, controls, 
\ATiose hand doth earth and heaven sustain, 
Whose Spirit leads believing souls : 

2 'Tis here thine unknown paths we trace, 
Which dark to human ej'es appear ; 

While through the mighty waves we pass, 
Faith only sees that God is here. 

3 Tlu'oughout the deep thy footsteps shine ; 
We own thy way is in the sea, 

O'erawed by majesty divine, 
And lost in tliine immensity. 

4 Thy wisdom hei'e we learn to' adore ; 
Thine everlasting truth we prove ; 

Amazing heights of boundless power, 
Unfathomable depths of love. 







624 MISCELLANEOUS. 

104.2 lOth p. M, 8 lines Ss. 

He holdeth the waters in His hand. 
THOU, -vvlio hast spread out the skies, 
And measured the depths of the sea, 
Our incense of praise shall arise 

In joyous thanksgiving to thee. 
Forever thy presence is near, 

Though heaves our bark far from the land 
We ride on the deep without fear ; 

The waters are held in thy hand. 
2 Eternity comes in the sound 

Of billows that never can sleep ; 
Jehovah encircles us round ; 

Omnipotence walks on the deep. 
Our Father, we look up to thee, 

As on tow'rd the haven we roll ; 
And faith in our Pilot shall be 
An anchor to steady the soul. 

1043 L. M. 

Calm in the storm. 

GLORY to Thee, Avhose powerful word 
Bids the tempestuous winds arise ; 
Glory to thee, the sov'reign Lord 

Of air, and earth, and sea, and skies. 

2 Let air, and earth, and skies obey, 
And seas thine awful will perform : 

From them we learn to own thy sway, 
And shout to meet the. gathering storm. 

3 What though the floods lift up their voice 
Thou hearest, Lord, our louder cry ; 

They cannot damp tliy children's joys, 
Or shake the sonl Avhen God is nigh. 

4 Headlong we cleave the yawning deep, 
And back to highest heaven are borne, 

Unmoved, though rapid wliirhviiids sweep, 
And all the watery world upturn. 



MAMNSRS. 625 

5 Roar on, ye waves ; our souls defy 
Your roaring to disturb oiu- rest ; 

In vain to' impaii- tlie calm ye try — 
The calm in a believer's breast. 

G Rage, -while our faith, the Saviour tries. 
Thou sea, the servant of his will ; 

Rise, while our God permits thee, rise, 
But fall when he shall say, — ^Be still. 

1044 5. ?,i. 

Praise for protecting mercy. 

WHEN o'er the deep we rode, 
By winds and storms assail'd ; 
We call'd upon the ocean's God, 
Whose mercy never faii'd. 

2 The tempest heard his voice, 
The winds obey'd his will ; 

The elements withheld their noise. 
And all the floods were still. 

3 With joy we hail'd the shore. 
And safe the vessel moor'd ; 

With grateful hearts, that hajDpy hour, 
We praised the ocean's Lord. 

■i llius, while o'er seas we roam, 

Thy goodness, Lord, we see ; 
Though distant from our native home, 

We are not far from thee. 

5 And when this life is past, ' 
And we are call'd to die, 

may we see thy face at last 
In realms beyond the sky. 

6 Then, as we join the bands 
Beyond the swelling wave, 

We '11 praise thee with uplifted haudr. 
And sing thy power to save. 
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626 MISCELLANEOUS. 

1045 29th p. M. 4 lines 12s. 
Save, Lord, or we perish ! 

WHEN through the torn sail the -wild tempest 
is streaming, 
"When o'er the dark wave the red lightning is 

gleaming, 
Nor hope lends a ray, the poor seaman to cherish, 
We fly to om* Maker, — Save, Lord, or we perish I 

2 Jesus, once rock'd on the breast of the Lillow, 
Aroused by the shriek of despair from thy pillow,— 
Now seated in glory, the mariner cherish. 

Who cries, in his anguish, — Save, Lord, or we perish ! 

3 And, 0, when the whirlwind of passion is raging, 
When sin in our hearts its sad warfare is waging, 
Then send down thy grace, thy redeemed to cherish.; 
Eebvike the destroyer, — Save, Lord, or we perish ! 

1046 18th P. M. 10, 5, 11. 
Deliverance from danger. 

ALL praise to the Lord, who rules with a word 
The untractable sea, ■; 

And limits its rage by his steadfast decree : 
^Yhose providence binds or releases the winds, 

And compels them again, 
At his beck, to put on the invisible chain. 

2 E'en now he hath heard our cry, and a^^pear'd 

On the face of the deep. 
And commanded the tempest its distance to keep { 
His piloting hand hath brought us to land, 

And, no longer distress'd, 
We are joyful again in the haven to rest. 

3 that all men would raise His tribute of praise, 

His goodness declare. 
And thankfully sing of his fatherly care ; 
With rapture approve His dealings of love, 

And the wonders proclaim 
Perform'd by the virtue of Jesus's Name. 



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TIME AND ETERNITY. 



WATCH-NIGHT. 
1047 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

A solemn vigil. 

HOW many pass the guilty night 
In revelling and frantic mirth ! 
The creature is their sole delight. — 

Their happiness the things of earth : 
For us suffice the season past : 
We choose the better part at last. 

2 We will not close our wakeful ejes. 
We -will not let our eyelids sleep, 

But hmnbly lift them to the skies, 

And all a solemn vigil keep ; 
So many nights on sin bestow'd, 
Can yve not watch one hour for God? 

3 We can, Jesus, for thy sake, 
Devote our every horn- to thee ; 

Speak but the word, our souls shall wake. 

And sing with cheerful melody : 
Thy praise shall our glad tongues employ, 
And every heart shall dance for joy. 

4 Blest object of our faith and love. 
We listen for thy welcome voice ; 

Our persons and our works approve, 

And bid us in th}' strength rejoice ; 
Now let us hear the mighty cry, 
And shout to find the Bridegroom nigh. 

5 Shout in the midst of us, King 
Of saints, and let our joys abound; 

Let us rejoice, give thanks, and sing. 
And triumph in redemption found : 
We ask in faith for every soul; 
let GUI' glorious joy be full ! 



628 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

6 may we all triumphant rise ; 

With joy upon our heads return ; 
And far above these nether skies, 

By thee on eagles' wings upborne, 
Through all yon radiant circles move, 
And gain the highest heaven of love. 

1048 1st P. M. 6 lines 8a, 
A living sacrif.ce unto the Lord. 

WISDOM ascribe, and might, and praise, 
To God, Avho lengthens out our days ; 
"Who spares us yet another year, 
And makes us see his goodness here : 
may we all the time redeem. 
And henceforth live and die to him ! 
2 How often, when his arm was bared, 
Hath he our sinful Israel spared ; 
Let me alone, — his mercy cried. 
And turn'd the vengeful bolt aside ; 
Indulged another kind reprieve, 
And strangely suffer' d us to live. 
. 3 Merciful God, how shall we raise 
Our hearts to pay thee all thy praise ? 
Our hearts shall beat for thee alone ; 
Our lives shall make thy goodness known ; 
Our souls and bodies shall be thine, 
A living sacrifice divine. 

1049 c. M. 

A midnight song. 

JOIN, all ye ransom'd sons of grace, 
The holy joy prolong, 
And shout to the Redeemer's praise 

A solemn midnight song. 
2 Blessing, and thanks, and love, and might. 

Be to our Jesus given, 
Who turns our darkness into light, 
Who turns our hell to heavcu. 



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"WATCH-MGIIT. 629 

8 Thither our faithful soiils he leads ; 

Thither he bids us rise, 
With crowns of joy upon oiur heads, 

To meet Him in the skies. 

1050 3d p. M. 4 Gs & 2 8s. 

Tlie Bridegroom cometh. 

'\7'E virgin souls, ai-ise ; 
X With all the dead, awake ; 
Unto salvation wise. 

Oil in your vessels take : 
Upstarting at the midnight cry — 
Eehold the heavenly Bridegroom nigh ! 

2 He comes, he comes, to call 
The nations to his bar. 

And take to glory all 
Who meet for glory are : 
Made ready for your full reward; 
Go forth with joy to meet yovu' Lord. 

3 Go, meet him in the sky, 
Your everlasting Eriend; 

Your Head to glorify. 

With all his saints ascend ; 
Ye pure in heart, obtain the grace 
To see, without a veil, his face. 

4 The everlasting doors 

Shall soon the saints receive. 
With seraphs, thrones, and powers, 
In glorious joy to live ; 
Far from a world of grief and sin, 
With God eternally shut in. 
6 Then let us wait to hear 

The trumpet's welcome sound : 
To see our Lord appear, 

May we be watching found : 
^"nd when thou dost the heavens bow, 
he found — as, Loid, thou iind'st us now. 



630 TIME AXD ETERNITY. 

1051 11^^ ^- ^^- ^^' ''^' '''' ^^• 

The midnight cry. 

HEAEKEX to the solemn voice, 
Tlie awful midniglit cry ; 
Waiting souls, rejoice, rejoice, 

And see the Bridegroom nigh : 
Lo, he comes to keep his word ; 

Light and joy his looks impart ; 
Go ye forth to meet your Lord, 
And meet him in your heart. 

2 Ye who faint beneath the load 

Of sin, your heads lift up ; 
See your great redeeming God ; 

He comes, and bids you hope. 
In the midnight of your grief, 

Jesus doth his mourners cheer ; 
Lo, he brings you sure relief; 

Believe, and feel him here. 

1052 ^th P. I\L 8 lines Is. 

Retrospect of a year. 

WHILE, with ceaseless course, the sun 
Hasted Through the former year, 
Many souls their race have run. 
Never more to meet us here : 
Fix'd in an eternal state. 

They have done with all below ; 
"We a little longer wait. 

But how little — none can knov/. 

2 As the winged arrow flies 

Speedily the mark to find ; 
As the lightning from the skies 

Darts, and leaves no trace behind, — 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream; 
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise ; 

AU below is but a dream. 



NEW-TEAR. - 631 

3 Thanks for mercies past receive ; 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live 

With eternity in view : 
Bless thy word to young and old ; 

Fill us with a Saviour's love ; 
And when life's short tale is told, 

May we reign with thee above. 



NEW-YEAE. 
1053 18th P. M. 10, 5, 11. 

Renewed fidelity and zeal. 

COME, let us anew our journey pursue, 
Roll round with the year, 
And never stand still till the Master appear. 
His adorable will let us gladly fulfil. 

And our talents improve, 
By the patience of hope, and the labom' of love. 

2 Oiu- life is a dream ; our time, as a stream, 

Glides swiftly away, 
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay. 
The arrow is flown, — the moment is gone ; 

The millennial year 
Flushes on to our view, and eternity 's here. 

S that each, in the day of His coming, ma 
say,— 
I have fought my way through ; 
f have finish'd the work thou didst give me to do. 
that each from his Lord may receive the glad 
word, — 
Well and faithfully done ! 
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne. 



32 TIME AND ETEENITY. 

1054 C. M. 

Renewing the covenant. 

COME, let us use tlie grace divine, 
And all, -with one accord, 
In a perpetual cov'nant join 
Ourselves to Christ the Lord ; — 

2 Give up ourselves, through Jesus' power. 
His Name to glorify ; 

And promise, in this sacred hour, 
For God to live and die. 

3 The cov'nant we this moment make 
Be ever kept in mind ; 

We will no more our God forsake, 
Or cast his words behind. 

4 We never will throw off his fear, 
Who heai-s our solemn vow ; 

And if thou art well pleased to hear,^ 
Come down, and meet us noAv. 

5 Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Let all our hearts receive ; 

Present with the celestial host, -in 

Tlie peaceful answer give. •/ 

To each the cov'nant blood apjiljv 
^^^lich takes our sins away ; 

And register our names on high, 
And keep us to that day. 

1055 c. M. 

With praise and thanksgiving. 

SING to the great Jehovah's praise ; 
All praise to him belongs ; 
Who kindly lengthens cut oiu- days, 

Demands our choicest songs : 
IJis providence hath brought us through 

Another various ycai- ; 
We all, with a'ows and anthems new, 
Before our God appear. 



NEW-YEAR. 633 

2 Father, thy mercies past we own, — 
Thy still continued care, — 

To thee presenting, through thy Son, 

"vMiate'er we have or are : 
Our lips and lives shall gladly shov? 

The wonders of thy love ; 
While on in Jesus' steps we go, 

To seek thy face above. 

3 Our residue of days or hours 
Thine, wholly thine, shall he ; 

And all oiu- consecrated powers 

A sacrifice to thee, — 
Till Jesus in the clouds appear, 

To saints on earth forgiven. 
And bring the gi'and Sabbatic 'year,' 

The jubilee of heaven. 

1056 3d P. M. 4 63 & 2 83. 

TTie barren Jig-tree. 

THE Lord of earth and sky, 
The God of ages, praise. 
Who reigns enthroned on high. 
Ancient of endless days, — 
T\Tio lengthens out our trials here, 
And spares us yet another year. 

2 Barren and wither' d trees. 
We cumber' d long the ground; 

No fruit of holiness 

On our dead souls was found; 
Ye doth he us in mercy spare, 
Another and another year. 

3 When justice bared the sword 
To cut the fig-tree down. 

The pity of the Lord 

Cried, — Let it still alone ; 
The Father mild inclines his ear, 
And spares us yet another year. 



634 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

4 Jesus, thy speaking blood 
From God obtain'd the grace, 

Wlio therefore hath bestow'd 
On us a longer space ; 
Thou didst in our behalf appear, 
And, lo ! we see another year. 

5 Then dig about the root ; 
Break up om- fallow ground ; 

And let our gracious fruit 
To thy great praise abound ; 
let us ail thy praise declare. 
And fruit unto perfection bear. 



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EPvEVITY AND UNCERTACSTJY OF LIFE. 
1057 S.I.L 

On beginning a new year. 
lUIl few revolving years, 
How swift they glide away ; 
How short the term of life appears 
When past — but as a day ! — 

2 A dark and cloudy day, 
Clouded by grief and sin ; 

A host of enemies without, 
Distressing fears within. 

3 Lord, thi'ough another year 
If tJiou permit our stay. 

With diligence may we pm-sue 
The true and living way. 

1058 c. M. 

Frailty of life. 

THEE we adore, eternal Name ! 
And humbly own to thee 
How feeble is our mortal frame — 
What dying worms are we ! 



UlTCERTAINTY OF LIFE. 635 

2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still, 
As days and months increase ; 

And every beating pulse we tell, 
Leaves but the number less. 

3 The year rolls round, and steals away 
The breath that first it gave : 

Whate'er we do, where'er we be, 
We 're trav'ling to the grave. 

4 Dangers stand thick through all the ground, 
To push us to the tomb ; 

And fierce diseases wait around, 
To hm-ry mortals home. 

6 Infinite joy, or endless wo. 

Attends on every breath ; 
And yet how imconcern'd we go, 

Upon the brink of death ! 

6 Waken, Lord, our drowsy sense 

To walk this dang'rous road ; 
And if our souls are hurried hence, 

May they be found with God ! 

1059 c. M. 

Man frail — God eternal. 

OGOD, our help in ages past, 
Om' hope for years to come. 
Our shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal home : — 

2 Under the shadow of thy throne 
Still may we dwell secure ; 

Sulficient is thine arm alone, 
And our defence is sm-e. 

3 Before the hills in order stood, 
Or earth received her frame, 

From everlasting thou art God, 
To endless years the same. 



636 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

4 A thousand ages, in tliy siglit, 
Are like an evening gone ; 

Short as the Avatch that ends the night, 
Before tlie rising sun. 

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 
Bears all its sons away ; 

They Hy, forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day 

6 The busy tribes of flesh and blood, 
With all their cai-es and fears, 

Ai-e carried downward by the flood, 
And lost in foil' wing years. 

7 God, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come ; 

Be thou our guide while life shall last, 
And our perpetual home ! 

1060 L. 3] 

Earthly things vain and transitory. 

HOW vain is all beneath the skies ! 
How transient every earthly bliss ! 
How slender all the fondest ties 

That bind as to a world like this ! . 

2 The evening cloud, the morning dew, 
The with'ring grass, the fading flower, 

Of eai'thly hopes are emblems true — 
The glory of a passing hour. 

3 But though earth's fairest blossoms die, 
And all beneath the skies is vaii7. 

There is a brighter world on high. 
Beyond the reach of care and pain. 

4 Then let the hope of joys to come 
Dispel our cares, and chase our fears : 

If God be om-s, we're trav'ling home, 
Though passing through a vale of tears. 



UNCEETAINTY OF LIFE. 637 

1061 s. M. 

Plea for sparing mercy. 

LOED, let me know mine end ; 
My days, how brief their date ; 
That I may timely comprehend 
Hov/ fra'il my best estate. 

2 My life is but a span ; 

Mine age is naught with thee ; 
And, in his highest honour, man 
Is dust and vanity. 

3 At thy rebuke the bloom 
Of earthly beauty flies ; 

And grief shall like a moth consimie 
All that delights our eyes. 

4 Have pity on my fears ; 
Hearken to my request; 

Turn not in silence from my teai's, 
But give the mourner rest. 

5 spare me yet, I pray ; 
Awhile my strength restore, 

Ere I am summon' d hence away, 
And seen on earth no more. 

1062 . L. M. 

Tlie souTs best portion. 
\ L^HGHTY T^Iaker of my frame, 
11. Teach me the measure of my days ; 
Teach me to know how frail I am, 

And spend the remnant to thy praise. 
2 My days are shorter than a span ; 

A little point my life appears ; 
How frail, at best, is dying man ! 

How vain ai-e all his hopes and fears ! 
8 Vain his ambition, noise, and show ; 

Vain are the cares which rack his mind ; 
He heaps up treasures mix'd with wo. 

And dies, and leaves them all behind. 



638 TIME AXD ETERNITY. 

4 be a nobler portion mine ! 

My God, I bow before thy throne ; 
Earth's tleeting treasures I resign, 

And fix niy hope on thee alone. 

1063 s. M. 

Our fathers ; where are they ? 

HOW swift the torrent rolls 
That bears us to the sea ; 
The tide that hurries thoughtless souls 
To vast eternity. 

2 Our fathers, Avhere are they, 
With all they call'd their own ? 

Their joys aud griefs, and hopes and cares, 
And wealth and honour, gone. 

3 God of our fathers, hear, 
Thou everlasting Friend ! 

While we, as on life's utmost verge, 
Our souls to thee commend. 

4 Of all the pious dead 
May -we the footsteps trace. 

Till with them, in the land of light, 
We dwell before thy face. 

1064 4th P. M. SSG, SSG. 

The brink of fate. 

LO ! on a narrow neck of land, , 

'Twist two unbounded seas, I stand. 

Secure, insensible : 
A point of time, a moment's space, 
Eemoves me to that heavenly place. 

Or shuts me up in hell. 
2 God, mine inmost soul convert, 
And deeply on my thoughtful heart 

Eternal things impress : 
Give me to feel their solemn weight, 
And tremble on the brink of fate, 

And wake to righteousness. 



UNCERTAINTY OF LIFE. 639 

3 Before me place, in dread array, 
The pomp of that tremendous day, 

Wlien thou with clouds shalt come 
To judge the nations at thy bar; 
And tell me, Lord, shall I be there, 

To meet a joyful doom? 
4, Be this my one great business here — 
With serious industry and fear 

Eternal bliss to' ensure ; 
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil. 
And sutfer all thy righteous will, 

And to the end endure. 
5 Then, Saviour, then my soul receive, 
Transported from this vale, to live 

And reign with thee above. 
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, 
And hope in full, supreme delight, 

And everlasting love. 

1065 L.M. 

Tlie inevitable doom. 

TRE]\IENDOUS God, with humble fear. 
Prostrate before thy awful throne, 
The word unchangeable we hear — 
Thy sov'reign righteousness we own. 

2 'Tis fit we should to dust return. 
Since such the will of God Most High; 

In sin conceived, to trouble born, 
Born to lament, and toil, and die. 

3 Submissive to thy just decree, 

We all shall soon from earth remove ; 
But when thou sendest. Lord, for me, 
let the messenger be love. 

4 TMiisper thy love into my heart ; 
Warn me of my approaching end ; 

And then I joyfully depart. 

And then I to thv arms ascend. 



640 TIME A^^D ETEENITT. 

1066 L. M. 

A peaceful death expected, and prayed far. 

SHRINKING from the cold liand of death, 
I soon shall gather up my feet ; 
Shall soon resign this fleeting 'bi'€ath, 
And die, — my fathers' God to meet. 

2 Number' d among thy people, I 
Expect ■svith joy thy face to see : 

Because thou didst for sinners die, 
Jesus, in death remember me ! 

3 that, without a ling'ring groan, 
I may the welcome word receive ; 

My body with my chai-ge lay down. 
And cease at once to work and live, 

4 "Walk with me through the dreadful shade, 
And, certified that thou art mine, 

Jly spirit, calm and undismay'd, 

1 shall into thy hands resign. 

5 No anxious doubt, no guilty gloom, 
Shall damp whom Jesus' presence cheers : 

My Light, my Life, my God is come, 
And glory in his face appears. 

106T L. M. 

/ am going the way of all the earth. 

PASS a few swiftly fleeting years, 
And all that now in bodies live 
Shall quit, like me, the vale of tears. 
Their righteous sentence to receive. 

2 But all, before they hence remove, 
May mansions for themselves prepare 

In that eternal house above ; 
And, my God, shall I be there ? 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 

1068 s. J^'L 

Solemn thoughts on the future. 
k KD am I born to die ? 
j\. To lay this body down? 
And must my trembling spirit fly 

Into a world unknown ? — 
A land of deepest shade, 

Unpierced by human thought ; 
The dreary regions of the dead, 
Where all things are forgot ! 

2 Soon as from earth I go, 

What will become of me ? 
Eternal happiness or wo 

Must then my portion be: 
Waked by the trumpet's sound, 

I from my grave shall rise, 
And see the Judge, with glory crown'd, 

And see the flaming skies ! 

8 How shall I leave my tomb — 

With triumph or regret ? 
A fearful or a joyful doom, 

A curse or blessing, meet? 
Will angel bands convey 

Their brother to the bar? 
Or devils drag my soul away. 

To meet its sentence there ? 

4 Who can resolve the doubt 

That tears my anxious breast ? 
Shall I be with the damn'd cast out, 

Or number'd with the blest ? 
I must from God be driven, 

Or with my Saviour dwell ; 
Must come at his command to heaven, 

Or else — depart to hell ! 
41 



642 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

1069 C. M. 

A voice from the grave. 

HARK ! from the tombs a doleful sound ; 
My ears, attend the cry: — 
Ye living men, come view the ground 
'Where you must shortly lie. 

2 Princes, this clay must be your bed, 
In spite of all your towers ; 

The tall, the wise, the reverend head, 
Shall lie as low as ours. 

3 Great God ! is this our certain doom. 
And are we still secure? 

Still walking downward to the tomb, 
And yet prepared no more ? 

4 Grant us the power of quick'ning grace. 
To fit our soxils to fly ; 

Then, when we drop this dying flesh, 
We '11 rise above the sky. 

1070 L. M. 

Chrisfs presence makes death, easy. 

WHY should we start, and fear to die ? 
What tim'rous worms we mortals are ! 
Death is the gate to endless joy, 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

2 The pains, the groans, the dying strife, 
Fright our approaching souls away ; 

And we shrink back again to life, 
Fond of our prison and our clay. 

3 would my Lord his servant meet, 

My soul would stretch her wings in haste, 
Fly fearless through death's iron gate. 
Nor feel the terrors as she pass'd. 

4 Jesus can make a dying bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are, 

While on his breast I lean my head, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there. 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 643 

1071 c. M. 

Death of children. 

THT life I read, my gracious Lord, 
With, transport all divine ; 
Thine image trace in every -word, 
Thy love in every line. 

2 Methinks I see a thousand charms 
Spread o'er thy lovely face, 

While infants in thy tender arms 
Receive the smiling grace. 

3 I take these little lambs, said he, 
And lay them in ray breast ; 

Protection they shall find in me. 
In me be ever blest. 

4 Death may the bands of life unloose, 
But can't dissolve my love ; 

Millions of infant souls compose 
The family above. 

5 His words the happy parents hear. 
And shout, with joys divine, — 

Saviour, aU we have and are 
Shall be forever thine. 

1072 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

Tlie momentous question. 

AND am I only born to die? 
And must I suddenly comply 

With nature's stern decree ? 
What aft«r death for me remains ? 
Celestial joys, or hellish pains. 

To all eternity. 
2 How then ought I on eai'th to live, 
While God prolongs the kind reprieve, 

And props the house of clay ? 
My sole concern, my single care. 
To watch, and tremble, and prepare 

Against that fatal day. 



644 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

8 No room for mirth or trifling here, 
For worldly hope, or worldly fear, 

If life so soon is gone ; 
If now the Judge is at the door, 
And all mankind must stand before 

The' inexorable throne! 

4 No matter which my thoughts employ, 
A moment's misery or joy; 

. But, ! when both shall end, 
"Where shall I find my destined place ? 
Shall I my everlasting days 
With fiends or angels spend? 

5 Nothing is worth a thought beneath. 
But how I may escape the death 

That never, never dies ! 
How make mine own election sure ; 
And when I fail on earth, secure 

A mansion in the skies. 

6 Jesus, vouchsafe a pitying ray ; 
Be thou my Guide, be thou my Way 

To glorious happiness. 
Ah ! write the pardon on my heart ; 
And whensoe'er I hence depart, 

Let me depart in peace. 

1073 10th P. M. 8 lines Ss. 

The grave disarmed of its terrors, 
AN dieth and wasteth away, 



M 



And where is he? — Hark! from the skies, 
I hear a voice answer and say, — 

The spirit of man never dies ! 
His body, which came from the earth, 

Must mingle again with the sod ; — 
His soul, which in heaven had birth. 

Returns to the bosom of God. 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 645 

2 No terror has death, or the grave, 
To those who believe in the Lord — 

Who know the Redeemer can save, 
And lean on the faith of his word : 

While ashes to ashes, and dust 
We give unto dust, in our gloom, 

The light of salvation we trust, 

Which hangs like a lamp in the tomb. 

3 Lord God Almighty ! to thee 
We turn, as our solace above ; 

The waters may fail from the sea. 

But never thy fountains of love : 
teach us thy_ will to obey, 

And sing, with one heart and accord, — 
He gave, and he taketh away, 

And praised be the name of the Lord. 

10T4 c. M. 

Victory over the fears of death. 

OrOR an overcoming faith, 
To cheer my dying hours, — 
To triumph o'er approaching death, 
And all his frightful powers. 

2 Joyful, with all the strength I have, 
INIy quiv'ring lips should sing, — 

Where is thy boasted vict'ry. Grave ? 
And where, Death, thy sting? 

3 K sin be pardon'd, I 'm secure ; 
Death has no sting beside : 

The law gives sin its damning power. 
But Christ, my ransom, died. 

4 Now to the God of victory 
Immortal thanks be paid, — 

Who makes us conqu'rors, while we die, 
Through Christ, our living Head. 



646 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

1075 L. M. 

Disembodied saints. 

THE saints who die of Christ possess' d, 
Enter into immediate rest ; 
For them no further test remains, 
Of purging fires and torturing pains. 

2 Who trusting in their Lord depart, 
Cleansed from all sin, and pure in heart, 

The bliss vmmis'd, the glorious prize, J S 

They find "with Christ in Paradise. 

3 Yet, glorified by grace alone, 

They cast their crowns before the throne, 
And fill the echoing courts above 
With praises of redeeming love. 

1076 L. M. 

The Christian's parting hour. 

HOW sweet the hour of closing day, 
When all is peaceful and serene, 
And when the sun, with cloudless ray, 
Sheds mellow lustre o'er the scene ! 

2 Such is the Christian's parting hom: ; 
So peacefully he sinks to rest ; 

When faith, endued from heaven with power, 
Sustains and cheers his languid breast. 

3 Mark but that radiance of his eye, 
That smile upon his wasted cheek ; 

They tell us of his glory nigh. 

In language that no tongue can speak. 

4 A beam from heaven is sent to cheer 
The pilgrim on his gloomy road ; 

And angels are attending near, 
To bear him to their bright abode. 

5 Who would not wish to die like those 
Whom God's own Spirit deigns to bless? 

To sink into that soft repose, 
Then wake to perfect happiness? 



DEATH AND RESUHREGTION. 647 

1077 37th P. M. 66, 86, 88. 
Friends separated for a season. 

T^RIEND after friend departs : 
J Who liath not lost a friend? . 
There is no union here of hearts 
That finds not here an end : 

Were this frail world our only rest, 

Living or dying, none were blest. 

2 Beyond the flight of time, 
Beyond this veil of death, 

There surely is some blessed clime 
Where life is not a breath. 
Nor life's affection transient fire, 
Whose sparks fly upward to expire. 

3 There is a world above. 
Where parting is unknown ; 

A whole eternity of love, 
Form'd for the good alone : 
And faith beholds the dying here 
Translated to that happier sphere. 

4 Thus star by star declines. 
Till all are pass'd away, 

As morning high and higher shiues, 
To pure and perfect day ; 
Nor sink those stars in empty night, — 
They hide themselves in heaven's own light. 

1078 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 
Blessedness of these who die in the Lord. 

HAKK ! a voice divides the sky :— 
Happy are the faithful dead ! 
In the Lord who sweetly die. 

They from all their toils are freed ; 
Them the Spirit hath declared 

Blest, unutterably blest ; 
Jesus is their great reward, 
Jesus is their endless rest. 



648 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

2 Follow'd by their -works they go, 
■ "Where their Head is gone before ; 
Eeconciled by grace below, 

Grace hath open'd mercy's door; 
Justified through faith alone, 

Here they knew their sins forgiven; 
Here they laid their burden down, 

Hallow'd, and made meet for heaven. 



1079 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 

Continued.— The Saviour's smile 

¥HY should we lament the lot 
Of a saint in Christ deceased? 
Let the world, who know us not, 

Call us hopeless and unblest : 
When from flesh the spirit, freed. 

Hastens homeward to return, 
Mortals cry, — A man is dead I 
Angels sing, — A child is born ! 

2 Born into the world above. 
They our happy brother greet ; 

Bear him to the throne of love, 
Place him at the Saviom-'s feet : 

Jesus smiles, and says, — Well done 
Good and faithful servant thou I 

Enter and receive thy crown ; 
Beign with me triumphant now. 

3 Angels catch the' approving sound. 
Bow, and bless the just award ; 

Hail the heir with glory erown'd, 

Now rejoicing with his Lord, — 
Fuller joys ordain'd to know. 

Waiting for the gen'ral doom, 
When the' archangel's trump shall 

Else, ye dead, to judgment come I 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 649 

1080 1st p. M. 6 li7ies 8s. 
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 

JESUS, was ever love like thine ? 
Thy life a scene of wonder is ; 
Thy death itself is all divine, 

WhUe, pleased thy spirit to dismiss, 
Thou dost out of the flesh retire. 
And like the Prince of life expire. 

2 Thy death supports the dying saint ; 
Thy death my sov'reign comfort be ; 

While feeble flesh and nature faint, 

Arm with thy mortal agony ; 
And fill, while soul and body part, 
With life, immortal life, my heart. 

3 let thy death's mysterious power, 
With all its sacred weight, descend, , 

To consecrate my final hour, — 

To bless me with thy peaceful end : 
And, breathed into the hands divine, 
My spirit be received with thine. 

1081 s. M. 

Let me die the death of the righteous. 

OFOR the death of those 
Who slumber in the Lord ! 
be like theirs my last repose, 
Like theirs my last reward. 

2 Their bodies in the ground, 
Li silent hope, may lie, 

Till the last trumpet's joyful sound 
Shall call them to the sky. 

3 Their ransom'd spirits soar, 
On wings of faith and love, 

To meet the Saviour they adore, 
And reign with him above. 



650 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

4 for the death of those 

Who slumber in the Lord ! 
be like theirs my last repose, 

Like theirs my last reward. 

1082 c.^L 

Death gain to the faithful. 

WHY should our tears in sorrow flow 
When God recalls his own, 
And bids them leave a world of wo, , 
For an immortal crown ? 

2 Is not e'en death a gain to those 
Whose life to God was given? 

Gladly to earth their eyes they close, 
To open them in heaven. 

3 Their toils are past, their work is done, 
And they are fully blest; 

They fought the fight, the vict'ry won. 

And enter'd into rest. 
4: Then let our soitows cease to flow ; 

God has recall' d his own ; 
But let our hearts, in every wo. 

Still say, — Thy will be done. 

1083 L. M. 

The end of that man is peace. 

HOW blest the righteous when he dies ! 
When sinks a weary soul to rest ! 
How mildly beam the closing eyes I 

How gently heaves the' expiring breast ! 
2 So fades a summer cloud away ; 

So sinks the gale when storms are o'er ; 
So gently shuts the eye of day ; 

So dies a wave along the shore. 
•3 A holy quiet reigns ai'ound, — 

A calm which life nor death destroys ; 
And naught disturbs that peace profound 

WTiich his unfetter'd soul enjoys. 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 651 

4 Farewell, conflicting hopes and fears, 
WTiere lights and shades alternate dwell! 

How bright the' unchanging mom appears ! 
Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! 

5 Life's labour done, as sinks the clay, — 
Light from its load the spirit flies, 

"NYhile heaven and earth combine to say, — • 
How blest the righteous when he dies ! 

1084 c. M, 

The death of a pastor. 

TO thee, God, when creatures fail, 
Thy flock, deserted, flies; 
And on the' eternal Shepherd's care, 
Our steadfast hope relies. 

2 "When o'er thy faithful servant's dust 
Thy saints assembled mourn, 

Li speedy tokens of thy grace, 
Zion's God, return ! 

3 The powers of nature all are thine, 
And thine the aids of grace ; 

Thine arm has borne thy churches up, 
Through each succeeding race. 

4 Exert thy sacred influence here, 
And here thy suppliants bless ; 

And change to strains of cheerful praise 
Ovj: accents of distress. 

1085 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 

— Whose faith follow. 

HE 'S gone ! the spotless soul is gone, 
Triumphant, to his place above ; 
The prison walls are broken down ; 

The angels speed his swift remove, 
And, shouting, on their wings he flies, 
And gains his rest in paradise. 



652 TIME AND ETEKNITY. 

2 Saved by the merit of his Lord, 
Glory and praise to Christ he gives ; 

Yet still his merciful reward 

According to his works receives ; 
And with the seed he sow'd below, 
His bliss eternally shall grow. 

3 Father, to us vouchsafe the grace 

"Which brought om- friend victorious through | 
Let us his shining footsteps trace ; 

Let us his steadfast faith pm-sue ; 
Follow this foll'wer of the Lamb, 
And conquer all through Jesus' Name. 

4 may we all, like him, believe. 

And keep the faith, and win the prize ! 
Father, prepare, and then receive 

Our hallow 'd spirits to the skies, 
To chant, with all our friends above, 
Thy glorious, everlasting love. 

1086 s. M. 

The crowning hour. 

SERVANT of God, well done ! 
Thy glorious warfare 's past ; 
The battle 's fought, the race is won, 
And thou art crown' d at last ; — 

2 Of all thy heart's desire 
Triumphantly possess'd ; 

Lodged by the ministerial choir 
La thy Redeemer's breast. 

3 In condescending love, 

Thy ceaseless prayer He heard ; 
And bade thee suddenly remove 
To thy complete reward. 

4 With saints enthroned on high, 
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim, 

And still to God salvation cry, — 
Salvation to the Lamb 1 



DEATH AND RESUREECTION. 653 

5 happy, happy soul ; 
In ecstasies of praise, 

Long as eternal ages roll, 
Thou seest thy Saviour's face 

6 Redeem'd from earth and pain, 
Ah ! when shaU we ascend, 

And all in Jesus' presence reign 
With our translated friend ? 



108T 10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. 

At rest, and happy. 

HOW blest is our brother, bereft 
Of all that could burden his mind ! 
How easy the soul that has left 
This wearisome body behind ! 
This earth is affected no more 

With sickness, or shaken with pain ; 
The war in the members is o'er, 
And never shall vex him again. 

2 No anger, henceforward, or shame, 
Shall redden this innocent clay : 

Extinct is the animal flame. 

And passion is vanish'd away. 
This languishing head is at rest ; 

Its thinking and aching are o'er ; 
This quiet, immovable breast 

Is heaved by affliction no more. 

3 The lids he so seldom could close, 
By sorrow forbidden to sleep, 

Now seal'd in their mortal repose. 
Have strangely forgotten to weep ; 

The fountains can yield no supplies ; 
These hollows from water are free ; 

The tears are all wiped from these eyes, 
And evil they never shall see. 



654 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

1088 10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. 
Happy death of a sister in the Lord. 

HOSANNA to Jesus on higli ! 
Another has enter'd his rest : 
Another has 'scaped to the sky, 

And lodged in Immanuel's breast ; 
The soul of our sister is gone, 

To heighten the triumph above ; 
Exalted to Jesus's throne. 

And clasp'd in the arms of his love. 

2 How happy the angels that fall 
Transported at Jesus's name ; 

The saints whom he soonest shall call, 
To share in the feast of the Lamb ! 

No longer imprison'd in clay, 
Who next from the dungeon shall fly ? 

Who first shall be summon'd away? — 
My merciful Lord — Is it I ? 

3 Jesus, if this be thy will, 
That suddenly I should depart. 

Thy counsel of mercy reveal. 

And whisper thy call in my heart ; 

give me a signal to know 

If soon thou wouldst have me remove, 

And leave the dull body below. 
And fly to the regions above. 

1089 10th P. M. 8 lines 83 

Triumphant death of a brother. 

not for a brother deceased ; 

Our loss is his infinite gain ; 
A soul out of prison released, 

And freed from its bodily chain ; 
With songs let us follow his flight, 

And mount with his spirit above, 
Escaped to the mansions of light, 

And lodged in the Eden of love. 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 655 

2 Our brotlier the haven hath gain'd, 
Outflying the tempest and wind ; 

His rest he hath sooner obtain'd, 

And left his companions behind. 
Still toss'd on a sea of distress, 

Hard toiling to make the blest shore, 
"Where all is assurance and peace, 

And sorrow and sin are no more. 

3 There all the ship's company meet, 
Who sail'd with the Saviour beneath ; 

With shouting each other they greet, 
And triumph o'er sorrow and death : 

The voyage of life 's at an end ; 
The mortal affliction is past : 

The age that in heaven they spend, 
Forever and ever shall last. 



1090 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

The dying Christian. 

HAPPY soul, thy days are ending, 
All thy mourning days below ; 
Go, — the angel guards attending, — 

To the sight of Jesus go. 
Waiting to receive thy spirit, 

Lo ! the Saviour stands above ; 

Shows the purchase of his merit, 

Reaches out the crown of love. 

2 Struggle through thy latest passion, 

To thy great Redeemer's breast ; 
To his uttermost salvation. 

To his everlasting rest. 
For the joy he sets before thee, 

Bear a momentary pain ; 
Die, to live a life of glory ; 

Suffer, with thy Lord to reign. 



656 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

1091 L. M. 

The grave shall restore its trust. 

Um^EIL thy bosom, faitMul tomb ; 
Take this new treasure to thy trust ; 
And give these sacred relics room 
To slimiber in the silent dust, 

2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear 
Invade thy bounds : no mortal woes 

Can reach the peaceful sleeper here. 
While angels watch the soft repose. 

3 So Jesus slept ; — God's dying Son 

Pass'd through the grave, and blest the bed ; 
Rest here, blest saint, till from his throne 
The morning break, and pierce the shade. 

4 Break from his throne, illustrious morn ; 
Attend, O earth ! his sov'reign word ; 

Restore thy trust — a glorious form — 
Call'd to ascend and meet the Lord. 

1092 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 

Absent from the body — present with the Lord. 

LO ! the pris'ner is released, 
Lighten' d of his fleshly load ; 
Where the weary are at rest, 

He is gather' d into God ! 
Lo ! the pain of life is past, 

All his warfare now is o'er : 
Death and hell behind are cast ; 

Grief and suflfring are no more. 
2 Join we then, with one accord, 

In the new and joyful song : 
Absent from our loving Lord, 

We shall not continue long; 
We shall quit the house of clay, 

We a better lot shall share, 
We shall see the realms of day, 

Meet our happy brother there, 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 657 

1093 L. M. 

Day dawns on the night of the grave. 

SHALL man, God of light and life, 
Forever moulder in the grave ? 
Canst thou forget thy glorious work, 
Thy promise, and thy power, to save ? 

2 In those dark, silent realms of night 
Shall peace and hope no more arise ? 

No future morning light the tomb, 
Nor day-star gild the darksome skies? 

3 Cease — cease, ye vain, desponding fears : 
When Christ, our Lord, from darkness sprang, 

Death, the last foe, was captive led, 

And heaven with praise and wonder rang. 

4 Faith sees the bright, eternal doors 
Unfold, to make his children way ; 

They shall be clothed with endless life, 
Aiid shine in everlasting day. 

5 The trump shall sound — the dead ^hall wake ; 
From the cold tomb the slumb'rers spring ; 

Through heaven, with joy, their mjTiads rise, 
And hail their Saviom- and their King. 

1094 c. M. 

Certainty of the resurrection dispels the gloom of the grave. 
'HY do we mourn for dying friends. 
Or shake at death's alarms? 
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends, 
To call them to his arms. 

2 Are we not tending upward too, 
As fast as time can move ? 

Nor should we wish the hours more slow. 
To keep ijs from om: love. 

3 "Why should we tremble to convey 
Their bodies to the tomb? 

There once the flesh of Jesus lay. 
And left a long perfume. 
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658 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

4 The graves of all his saints lie blest, 
And soften'd every bed : 

Where should the dying members rest, 
But with their dying Head? 

5 Thence he arose, ascending high, 
And show'd our feet the way : 

Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly, 
At the great rising day. 

6 Then let the last, loud trumpet sound, 
And bid our kindred rise : — 

j^wake, ye nations under ground ; 
Ye saints, ascend the skies. 

1095 c. M. 

AW^.'.ing from the dust with shouts of praise. 

THEOUGH sorrow's night, and danger's path, 
Amid the deep'ning gloom, 
"We, folFwers of our suff 'ring Lord, 
Are marching to the tomb. 

2 There, when the turmoil is no more, 
And all our powers decay. 

Our cold remains in solitude 
Shall sleep the years away. 

3 Our labours done, securely laid 
In this our last retreat. 

Unheeded, o'er our silent dust. 
The storms of earth may beat. 

4 Yet not thus buried, or extinct, 
The vital spark shall lie ; 

For o'er life's wreck that spark shall rise 
To seek its kindred sky. 

5 These ashes, too, this little dust, 
Our Father's care shall keep, 

Till the last angel rise and break 
The long and dreary sleep. 



DEATH AND RESURRECTION. 659 

1096 S. M. 

Sown a natural body, raised a spiritual body. 

AND must this body die — 
This well- wrought frame decay? 
And must these active limbs of mine 
Lie mould'ring in the clay ? 

2 Corruption, earth, and worms, 
Shall but refine this flesh, 

Till my triumphant spirit comes 
To put it on afresh. 

3 God my Redeemer lives, 
And ever from the skies 

Looks down, and watches all my dust, 
TiU he shall bid it rise. 

4 Array' d in glorious grace 
Shall these vile bodies shine. 

And every shape, and every face, 
Be heavenly and divine. 

5 These lively hopes we owe, 
Lord, to thy dying love : 

may we bless thy grace below. 
And sing thy grace above ! 

6 Saviom', accept the praise 
Of these our humble songs, 

Till tunes of nobler sound we raise 
With our immortal tongues. 

109T L.M. 

Sown in weakness, raised in glory. 

THE morning flowers display their sweets, 
And gay their silken leaves unfold. 
As careless of the noontide heats, 
As fearless of the evening cold. 
2 Nipp'd by the wind's untimely blast, 

Parch'd by the sun's directer ray, 
The momentary glories waste. 
The short-lived beauties die away. 



660 TIME ANB ETERNITY. 

3 So blooms the himian face divine, 
When youth its pride of beauty shows : 

Fairer than spring the colours shine, 
And sweeter than the virgin rose. 

■i Or worn by slowly-rolling years, 
Or bi'oke by sickness in a day. 

The fading glory disappears, 
The short-lived beauties die away. 

5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb, 
"With lustre brighter far shall shine, 

Revive with ever-during bloom. 
Safe from diseases and decline. 

6 Let sickness blast, let death devour. 
If heaven must recompense our pains ; 

Perish the gi-ass, and fade the flower, 
K firm the word of God remains. 

1^98 S.M. 

The pledge of immortality. 

OUR great Creator, God, 
"Who built this house of clay, 
Can re-inspire the breathless clod, 

lu'his appointed day. 
From dust he form'd us man. 

And shall we doubt his power ? 
No, surely the Almighty can 
Our moulder'd dust restore. 

2 "Who breathed into our earth 

The breath of life divine. 
Can, by a new celestial birth, 

God and the sinner join : 
Thus we the pledge receive 

Of immortality. 
Sure that our bodies too shaU live 

Forever one with thee. 



PMTH AND RESURRECTION. 661 

1099 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. 
In my flesh shall I see God. 

I CALL the world's Redeemer mine ; 
He lives who died for me, I know, — 
Who bought my soul with blood divine : 

Jesus shall re-appear below, — 
Stand in that dreadful day imkno-mi, 
And fix on earth his heavenly throne. 

2 Then the last judgment-day shall come ; 
And though the worms this skin devour, 

The Judge shall call me from the tomb, 

Shall bid the greedy grave restore, 
And raise this individual me, 
God in the flesh, my God, to see. 

3 In this identic body, I, 

With eyes of flesh refined, restored, 
Shall see that self-same SavioTir nigh. 

See for myself my smiling Lord ; 
See with inefi'able delight, ^ 

Nor faint to bear the glorious sight. 

4 Then let the worms demand their prey. 
The greedy grave my reins consume ; 

With joy I drop my mould'ring clay, 
And rest till my Redeemer come ; 
On Christ my life, in death rely, 
Secure that I can never die. 

1100 CM. 

Exulting in the final victory. 

WHEN the last trumpet's avrful voice 
This rending earth shall shake, — 
When opening graves shall yield their chargPj 

And dust to life awake, — 
2 Those bodies that corrupted fell 

Shall incorrupt arise, 
And mortal forms shall spring to life 
Immortal in the skies. 



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662 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

3 Behold, what heavenly prophets sung 
Is now at last fulfill' d ; 

And Death yields up his ancient reign, 
And, vanquish'd, quits the field. 

4 Let Faith exalt her joyful voice, 
And now in triumph sing : — 

Grave, where is thy victory? 
And where, Death, thy sting? 

1101 7th P. M. 8 lines 73. 

Clothed with immortaUty. 

SPmiT, leave thy house of clay; 
Ling'ring dust, resign thy hreath ; 
Spirit, cast thy chains awav ; 

Dust, be thou dissolved m death : — 
Thus the mighty Saviour speaks, 

"While the faithful Christian dies ; 
Thus the bonds of life he breaks. 
And the ransom'd captive flies. 

2 Pris'ner, long detain'd below, 
Pris'ner, now with freedom blest. 

Welcome from a world of wo ; 

Welcome to a land of rest : — 
Thus the choir of angels sing, 

As they bear the soul on high, 
While with hallelujahs ring 

All the regions of the sky. 

3 Grave, the guardian of our dust, 
Grave, the treasury of the skies, 

Every atom of thy trust 

Rests in hope again to rise : 
Hark ! the judgment-trumpet calls — 

Soul, rebuild thy house of clay ; 
Immortality thy walls. 

And eternity thy day. 



THE DAY OE JUDGMENT. 

1102 4tli p. M. 886, 886. 
Tokens of the judgment a source of joy to the believer. 

HOW tappy are tlie little flock, 
Who, safe beneath their guardian-rock, 
In all commotions rest ! 
When war's and tumult's waves run high, 
Unmoved, above the storm they lie, 
They lodge in Jesus' breast. 

2 The plague, and dearth, and din of war, 
Our Saviour's swift approach delare. 

And bid our hearts arise : 
Earth's basis shook, confirms our hope ; 
Its cities' fall, but lifts us up. 

To meet thee in the skies. 

3 Thy tokens we with joy confess. 
The war proclaims the Prince of peace, 

The earthquake speaks thy power : 
The famine all thy fulness brings, 
The plague presents thy healing wings, 

And nature's final hour. 

4 Whatever ills the world befall 
A pledge of endless good we call, 

A sign of Jesus near : 
His chariot will not long delay ; 
We hear the rumbling wheels, and pray, — 

Triumphant Lord, appear. 

1103 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 
We also shall appear with Him in glory. 

LIFT yom: heads, ye friends of Jesus, 
Partners in his patience here : 
Christ, to all believers precious. 
Lord of lords, shall soon appear : 

Mark the tokens 
Of his heavenly kingdom near. 



664 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

2 Sun and moon are botH confounde<I, 
Darken'd into endless niglit, 

When, with angel-hosts surrounded^ 
In his Father's glory bright, 

Beams the Saviour, 
Shines the everlasting light. 

3 See the stars from heaven falling ; 
Hark, on earth the doleful cry ; 

Men on rocks and mountains calling. 
While the frowning Judge draws nigh : 

Hide us, hide us, 
Eocks and mountains, from his eye 1 

4 With what diff'rent exclamation 
Shall the saints his banner see I 

By the tokens of his passion, 
By the marks received for me : — 

All discern him : 
All with shouts cry out, — 'Tis He ! 

Lo ! 'tis He ! our hearts' Desire, 
Come for his espoused below ; 

Come to join us with his choir, 
Come to make our joys o'erflow : 

Palms of vict'ry, 
Crowns of glory, to bestow. 

1104 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s 

Signs of approaching judgment. 

IN the smi, and moon, and stars, 
Signs and wonders there shall be ; 
Earth shall quake with inward wars, 
Nations with perplexity. 

2 Soon shall ocean's hoary deep, • 
Toss'd with stronger tempests, rise; 

Wilder storms the mountain sweep, 
Louder thimders rock the skies. 



DAY OF JUDGMENT. 665 

3 Dread alarms shall shake tlie proud, 
Pale amazement, restless fear ; 

And, amid the thunder-cloud, 
Shall the Judge of men appear. 

4 But though from his awful face 
Heaven shall fade, and earth shall fly, 

Fear not ye, his chosen race, 
Your redemption draweth nigh. 

1105 L. M. 

The second advent. 

HE comes ! He comes ! the Judge severe ! 
The seventh trumpet speaks him near ; 
His lightnings flash, his thunders roll ; 
How welcome to the faithful soul ! 

2 From heaven angelic voices sound : 
■ See the almighty Jesus crown'd : 

Girt with omnipotence and grace. 
And glory decks the Savioiu-'s face. 

3 Descending on his great white throne, 
He claims the kingdoms for his own ; 
The kingdoms all obey his word, 

And hail him their triumphant Lord. 

4 Shout, all the people of the sky. 
And all the saints of the Most High ; 
Our Lord, who now his right obtains. 
Forever and forever reigns. 

1106 c. M. 

Secrets of the heart made known. 

AND must I be to judgment brought, 
And answer in that day 
For every vain and idle thought, 

And every word I say? 
2 Yes, every secret of my heart 
Shall shortly be made known, 
And I receive my just desert 
For all that I have done. 



TIME AND ETERNITY. 

3 How careful then ought I to live ; 
With what religious fear ; 

Who such a strict account must give 
For my behaviour here. 

4 Thou awful Judge of quick and dead, 
The watchful power bestow ; 

So shall I to my ways take heed, — 
To all I speak or do. 

5 If now thou standest at the door, 

let me feel thee near ; 

And make my peace with God, before 

1 at thy bar appear. 

HOT s. M. 

Prepare us for that day. 

BEHOLD ! with awful pomp 
The Judge prepares to come ; 
The' archangel sounds the dreadful trump, 
And wakes the gen'ral doom. 

2 Nature, in wild amaze, 
Her dissolution mom-ns ; 

Blushes of blood the moon deface ; 
The sun to darkness turns. 

3 The living look with dread ; 
The frighted dead arise, 

Start from the monumental bed, 
And lift their ghastly eyes. 

4 Horrors all hearts appal ; 

They quake, they shriek, they cry; 
Bid rocks and mountains on them fall ; 
But rocks and mountains fly. 

5 Great God, in whom we live, • 
Prepare us for that day : 

Help us in Jesus to believe, — 
To watch, and wait, and pray. 



DAY OF JUDGMENT. 667 

1108 S. M. 

The solemn midnight cry. 

THOU Judge of quick and dead, 
Before whose bar severe, 
With, holy joy or guUty dread, 

We all shall soon appear ; 
Our caution' d souls prepare 
For that tremendous day, 
And fill us now with watchful care, 
And stir us up to pray : 

2 To pray, and wait the hour, 
That awful hoxir unknown, 

When, robed in majesty and power. 
Thou shalt from heaven come down, 

The' immortal Son of man, 
To judge the human race. 

With aU thy Father's dazzling train, 
With all thy glorious grace. 

3 To damp our earthly joys. 

To' increase our gracious fears, 
Forever let the archangel's voice 

Be sounding in our ears 
The solemn midnight cry, — 

Ye dead, the Judge is come ; 
Arise, and meet him in the sky, 

And meet your instant doom. 

4 may we all be found 
Obedient to thy word, 

Attentive to the trumpet's sound, 

And looking for our Lord. 
may we thus ensure 

A lot among the blest ; 
And watch a moment to seciure 

An everlasting rest. 



)68 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

1109 L. M. 

The dreadful day. 

THE day of wrath, that dreadful day, 
When heaven and earth shall pass aAvay ! 
What power shall be the sinner's stay? 
How shall he meet that dreadful day — 

2 When, shriv'ling like a parched scroll, 
The flaming heavens together roll ; 
And, louder yet, and yet more dread. 
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead ? 

3 0, on that day, that wrathful day, 
When man to judgment wakes from clay, 
Be thou, Christ, the sinner's stay. 
Though heaven and earth shall pass away. 

1110 C. M. 

The great day of His wrath. 

WO to the men on earth who dwell, 
Nor dread the' Almighty's frown, 
When God doth all his wrath reveal, 
And shower his judgments down. 

2 Sinners, expect those heaviest showers : 
To meet your God, prepare ; 

For, lo ! the seventh angel pours 
His vial on the air. 

3 Lo ! from their seats the mountains leap ; 
The mountains are not found ; 

Transported far into the deep. 
And in the ocean drown'd. 

4 Who then shall live and face the throne, 
And see the Judge severe? 

When heaven and earth are fled and gone, 

where shall I appear? 
6 Now, only now, against that hour ' 

We may a place provide ; 
Beyond the gi-ave, beyond the power 

Of hell, our spirits hide : 



DAT OF JUDGMENT. 6^ 

6 Firm in the all-destroying shock, 

May view the final scene ; 
For, lo ! the everlasting Rock 

Is cleft to take us in. 

1111 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 

Behold, he cometh .' 

LO ! He comes, with clouds descending, 
Once for favour' d sinners slain; 
Thousand thousand saints, attending. 
Swell the triumph of his train : 

Hallelujah ! 
God appears on earth to reign, 

2 Every eye shall now behold him 
Robed in dreadful majesty ; 

Those who set at naught and sold him. 
Pierced and nail'd him to the tree. 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see. 

3 All the tokens of his passion 
Still his dazzling body bears ; 

Cause of endless exultation 
To his ransom'd worshippers ; 

With what rapture 
Gaze we on those glorious scars. 

4 Yea, Amen ! let all adore thee. 
High on thine eternal throne ; 

Saviour, take the power and glory ; 
Make thy righteous sentence known : 

Jah! Jehovah! 
Claim the kingdom for thine own. 

1112 11th P. M. 76, 76, 77, 76. 

— With the voice of the archangel. 
TESTIS, faithful to his word, 
V Shall with a shout descend : 
All heaven's host their glorious Lord 
Shall joyfully attend : 



§70 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

Clirist shall come ■with dreadful noise ; 

Lightnings swift and thunders loud ; 
With the gi-eat archangel's voice, 

And -with the triimp of God. 

2 First the dead in Christ shall rise ; 
Then we that yet remain 

Shall be caught up to the skies, 

And see our Lord again. 
We shall meet him in the air ; 

All rapt up to heaven shall be ; 
Find, and love, and praise him there, 

To aU eternity. 

3 Who can teU the happiness 
This glorious hope affords ? 

Joy unutter'd we possess 

In these reviving words : 
Happy while on earth we breathe ; 

Mightier bliss ordain'd to know : 
Trampling down sin, hell, and death, 

To the third heaven we go. 

1113 S.M. 

— And with the trump of God. 

IN expectation sweet. 
We wait, and sing, and pray. 
Till Christ's triumphal car we meet, 
And see an endless day. 

2 He comes ! — the Conqu'ror comes ; 
Death falls beneath his sword ; 

The joyful pris'ners burst their tombs, 
And rise to meet their Lord. 

3 The trumpet soimds, — Awake ! — 
Ye dead, to judgment come ! — 

The pillars of creation shake, 
While heU receives her doom. 



DAY OF JUDGMENT. 671 

i Thrice happy mom for those 

Who love the ways of peace ; 
No night of sorrow e'er shall close, 

Or shade their perfect bliss. 

1114 C. IL 

The dreadful sentence. 

THAT awful day will surely come, 
The' appointed hour makes haste, 
When I must stand before my Judge, 
And pass the solemn test. 

2 Jesus, thou source of all my joys, 
Thou ruler of my heart, 

How could I bear to hear thy voice 
Pronounce the word, — Depart ! 

3 The thunder of that awful word 
Would so torment my ear, 

'Twould tear my soul asunder, Lord, 
With most tormenting fear. 

4 What, to be banish'd from my Lord, 
And yet forbid to die ; 

To linger in eternal pain. 
And death forever fly? — 

5 wretched state of deep despair. 
To see my God remove, 

And fix my doleful station where 
I must not taste his love. 

1115 L. M. 

The final conflagration. 

THE great archangel's trump shall sound, 
(Yt^ile twice ten thousand thunders roar,) 
Tear up the graves, and cleave the ground, 

And make the greedy sea restore. 
2 The greedy sea shall yield her dead ; 
The earth no more her slain conceal ; 
Sinners shall lift their guilty head, 
And shrink to see a yawning hell. 



6Y2 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

3 But we, who now our Lord confess, 
And faitMul to the end endure, 

Shall stand in Jesus' righteousness; — 
Stand, as the Rock of Ages, sure. 

4 We, while the stars from heaven shall fall, 
And mountains are on mountains hurl'd, 

Shall stand unmoved amidst them aU, 
And smile to see a burning world, 

5 The earth and all the works therein 
Dissolve, by raging flames destroy'd ; 

While we sm-vey the awful scene. 
And moimt above the fiery void. 

6 By faith we now transcend the skies, 
And on that ruin'd world look down : 

By love above all height we rise, 
And share the everlasting throne, 

1116 C. M. 

The dissolution of all things. 

JESUS, to thy dear wounds we flee ; 
We shelter in thy side ; 
Assured that all who trust in thee 
Shall evermore abide. 

2 Then let the thund'ring trumpet sound ; 
The latest lightnings ghire ; 

The mountains melt ; the solid ground 
Dissolve as liquid air ; 

3 The huge celestial bodies roll 
Amidst the gen'ral fire ; 

And shrivel as a parchment scroll. 
And all in smoke expire : — 

4 Yet still the Lord, the Saviour reigns, 
When nature is .destroy'd ; 

And no created thing remains 
Throusfhout the flaming void. 



DAY OF JUDGMENT. 673 

5 Sublime on his eternal throne, 
He speaks the' almighty word : 

His fiat is obey'd : 'tis done ; 
And paradise restored. 

6 So be it ; let this system end ; 
This ruinous earth and skies ; 

The New Jerusalem descend, — 
The new creation rise. ' 

7 Thy power omnipotent assume ; 
Thy brightest majesty ; 

And when thou dost in glory come, 
My Lord, remember me. 

1117 3f th P. M, 

The end of things created. 

GREAT God ! what do I see and hear ! 
The end of things created ; 
The Judge of mankind doth appear, 

On clouds of glory seated : 
The trumpet sounds ; the graves restore 
The dead which they contain'd before ; — 
Prepare, my soul, to meet him. 

2 The dead in Christ shall first arise, 
At the last trumpet's sounding, 

Ccaught up to meet him in the skies, 
With joy their Lord surrounding : 

No gloomy fears then- souls dismay ; 

His presence sheds eternal day 
On those prepared to meet him. 

3 Great God ! what do 1 see and hear ! 
The end of things created : 

Behold the Judge of man appear, 

On clouds of glory seated : 
Low at his cross I view the day 
When heaven and earth shall pass away. 

And thus prepare to meet him. 
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674 TIME AND ETERNITY. 

1118 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 

Security of the righteous at the last day 

STAND the' omnipotent decree ; 
Jehovah's will be done ; 
Nature's end we wait to see, 
And hear her final groan. 
Let this earth dissolve, and blend 

In death the wicked and the just ; 
Let those pond'rous orbs descend. 
And grind us into dust : — 

2 Rests secure the righteous man ; 
At his Redeemer's beck, 

Sure to' emerge and rise again, 

And mount above the wreck: 
Lo ! the heavenly spirit towers, 

Like flames o'er natm'e's funeral pyre; 
Triumphs in immortal powers, 

And claps his wings of fire. 

3 NothLug hath the just to lose. 
By worlds on worlds destroy'd ; 

Far beneath his feet he views, 

With smiles, the flaming void ; 
Sees this universe renew'd, — 

The grand millennial reign begun ; 
Shouts, with all the sons of God, 

Around the' eternal throne. 

4: Resting in this 'glorious hope. 

To be at last restored. 
Yield we now our bodies up. 

To earthquake, plague, or sword: 
List'ning for the call divine. 

The latest trumpet of the seven, 
Soon our soul and dust shall join, 

And both fly up to heaven. 



CLOSE OF WORSHIP. 



1119 3d p. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. 

Parting ; — to meet again. 

JESUS, accept the praise 
That to thy Name belongs ; 
Matter of all our lays, 
Subject of all our songs ; 
Through thee we now together came, 
And part exulting in thy Name. 

2 In flesh we part awhile, 
But still in spirit join'd, 

To' embrace the happy toil 
Thou hast to each assign'd ; 
And while we do thy blessed will, 
We bear our heaven about us still. 

3 let us thus go on 

In aU thy pleasant ways. 
And, arm'd with patience, run 

With joy the' appointed race : 
Keep us and every seeking soul, 
TiU all attain the heavenly goal. 

4 There we shall meet again. 
When aU our toils are o'er. 

And death, and grief, and pain, 

And parting are no more : 

We shall with all om- brethren rise, 

And see thee in the flaming skies. 

5 happy, happy day, 

That calls thy exiles home ; 
The heavens shall pass away, 

The earth receive its doom : 
Earth we shall view, and heaven, destroy'd, 
And shout above the fiery void. 



676 CLOSE OF WORSHIP. 

6 According to liis word, 
His oath, to sinners given, 

We look to see restored 
The ruin'd earth and heaven; 
In a new world his truth to prove, 
A world of righteousness and love. 

7 Then let us wait the sound 
That shall our souls release, 

And labour to be found 
Of him in spotless peace : 
In perfect holiness renew'd, 
Adorn'd with Chi'ist, and meet for God. 

1120 c. M. 

Separated, but inseparable, 

GOD of all consolation, take 
The glory of thy grace ; 
Thy gifts to thee we render back 
in ceaseless songs of praise. 

2 Through thee we now together came, 
In singleness of heart; 

We met, Jesus, in thy Name, 
And in thy Name we part. 

3 We part in body, not in mind ; 
Our minds continue one ; 

And each to each in Jesus joui'd, 
We hand in hand go on, 

4 Subsists as in us all one soul; 
No power can make us twain ; 

And mountains rise, and oceans roll, 
To sever us in vain. 

5 Present we still in spirit are, 
And intimately nigh ; 

While on the wings of faith and prayer 
We to each other fly. 



CLOSE OF WORSHIP. 677 

6 Our life is hid with Christ in God ; 

Our Life shall soon appear, 
And shed his glory all abroad 

On all his members here. 

1121 CM. 

United^ — though separated. 

BLEST be the dear uniting love, 
That will not let us part : 
Our bodies may far oflF remove, 
We still are one in heart. 

2 Join'd in one spirit to our Head, 
Where he appoints we go ; 

And still in Jesus' footsteps tread, 
And show his praise below. 

3 may we ever walk in him, 
And nothing know beside, — 

Nothing desire, nothing esteem. 
But Jesus crucified. 

4 Closer and closer let us cleave 
To his beloved embrace ; 

Expect his fulness to receive, 
And grace to answer grace. 

5 Partakers of the Saviour's grace. 
The same in mind and heart. 

Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place, 
Nor life, nor death can part. 

6 Then let us hasten to the day 
Which shall our flesh restore ; 

When death shall all be done away. 
And bodies part no more. 

1122 5th P. M. 4 /mes 7s. 
Tribute of praise at parting. 

CHRISTIANS, brethren, ere we part, 
Every voice and every heart 
Join, and to our Father raise 
One last hymn of grateful praise. 



678 CLOSE OF WORSHIP. 

2 Though we here should meet no more, 
Yet there is a brighter shore ; 

There, released from toil and pain, 
There we all may meet again. 

3 Now to thee, thou God of heaven, 
Be eternal glory given : 

Grateful for thy love divine, 
May our hearts be ever thine. 

1123 41st P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 
Dismission, 

LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing; 
Bid us now depart in peace ; 
Still on heavenly manna feeding, 

Let our faith and love increase: 
Fill each breast with consolation ; 
Up to thee our hearts we raise : 
When we reach our blissful station, 
Then we '11 give thee nobler praise. 
Hallelujah! 

1124 CM. 

For a parting blessing. 

NOW may the God of peace and love. 
Who from the' impns'ning grave 
Restored the Shepherd of the sheep, 

Omnipotent to save ; — 
2 Through the rich merits of that blood 

Which he on Calvary spilt, 
To make the' eternal cov'nant sure. 

On which our hopes are built ; — 
8 Perfect our souls in every grace, 

To' accomplish all his will ; 
And all that 's pleasing in his sight 

Inspire us to fulfil. 
4: For the great Mediator's sake 

We every blessing pray ; 
With glory let his Name be crown'd, 

Through heaven's eternal day. 



CLOSE OF WORSHIP. 679 

1125 6tli p. M. 4 lines 7s. 
For a general blessing. 

NOW may He who from the dead 
Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, 
Jesus Christ, our King and Head, 
All our souls in safety keep. 

2 May he teach us to fulfil 
What is pleasing in his sight ; 

Make us perfect in his will. 
And preserve us day and night. 

3 To that great Redeemer's praise. 
Who the cov'nant seal'd with blood, 

Let our hearts and voices raise 
Loud thanksgivings to our God. 

1126 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 

For the Sph-ifs influences. 

COME, thou soul-transforming Spirit; 
Bless the sower and the seed ; 
Let each heart thy grace inherit ; 
Raise the weak, — the hungry feed ; 

From the Gospel 
Now supj)ly thy people's need. 
2 may ail enjoy the blessing 

Which thy word 's design' d to give ; 
Let us all, thy love possessing. 
Joyfully the truth receive, 

And forever 
To thy praise and glory live. 

1127 8th p. M. 87, 87, 47. 
For the fulness of peace and joy. 

LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing ; 
FUl our hearts with joy and peace ; 
Let us each, thy love possessing, 
Triumph in redeeming grace ; 

refresh us, 
Travelling through this wilderness. 



680 CLOSE OF WORSHIP. 

2 Thanks we give, and adoration, 

For thy Gospel's joyful sound ; 
May the fruits of thy salvation 

In our hearts and lives abound ; 
May thy presence 

With us evermore be found. 
8 So, whene'er the signal 's given 

Us from earth to call away, 
Borne on angels' wings to heaven, 

Glad the summons to obey, 
May we ever 

Reign with Christ in endless day. 

1128 c. M. 

For a blessing on the truth. 

OGOD, by whom the seed is given, 
By whom the harvest blest ; 
Whose word, like manna shower'd from heaveiSj 
Is planted in our breast; — 

2 Preserve it from the passing feet. 
And plund'rers of t'te air ; 

Hie sultry Sim's in tenser heat. 
And weeds of worldly care. 

3 Though buried deep, or thinly strown. 
Do thou thy grace supply: 

The hope in earthly furrows sown 
Shall ripen in the sky. 

1129 9th P. M. &7, 87, 87, 8T, 

The apostolic benediction. 

MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour, 
And the Father's boundless love, 
With the Holy Spirit's favour, 

Rest upon us from above : 
Thus may we abide in union 

With each other and the Lord ; 

And possess, in sweet communion, 

Joys which earth cannot afford- 



DOXOLOGIES. 



1130 L. M. 

P RAISE God, from whom all blessings flow ; 
Praise him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Mm above, ye heavenly host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

1131 CM. 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Who sweetly all agree 
To save a world of sinners lost, 
Eternal glory be. 

1132 C. M. Double. 

THE God of mercy be adored, 
Who calls our souls from death, 
Who saves by his redeeming word, 

And new-creating "Sreath ; 
To praise the Father and the Son, 

And Spirit all-divine, — 
The One in Three, and Three in One, — 
Let saints and angels join. 

1133 s. M. 

To God, the Father, Sop,, 
And Spirit, One in Three, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 
Ajid shall forever be. 

1134 1st P. M. 6 lines 83. 
TMMORTAL honour, endless fame, 

JL Attend the' almighty Father's Name : 

The Saviour Son be glorified, 

WTio for lost man's redemption died ; 

And equal adoration be, 

Eternal Comforter, to thee ! 



682 DOXOLOGIES. 

1135 2d p. M. 6 lines Ss. 

NOW to the great and sacred Three, 
The Father, Son, and Spirit, be 
Eternal praise and glory given, 
Through all the worlds where God is known, 
By all the angels near the throne, 
And aU the saints in earth and heaven. 

1136 3d P. M. 4 63 & 2 8s. 

TO God the Father's throne 
Perpetual honours raise ; 
Glory to God the Son, 

And to the Spirit praise : 
With all our powers, Eternal King, 
Thy everlasting praise we sing. 

1137 4th P. M. 886, 886. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God whom heaven's triumphant host 
And saints on earth adore ; 
Be glory as in ages past, 
And now it is, and so shall last 
When time shall be no more. 

1138 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s, 

SENG we to our God above. 
Praise eternal as his love ; 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host, — 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

1139 6th P. M. 6 Zmes 78. 

PRAISE the Name of God most high ; 
Praise him, all below the sky ; 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host — 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost : 
As through countless ages past, 
Evermore his praise shall last. 



DOXOLOGIES. 683 

1140 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 

GREAT Jehiovah ! we adore thee, — 
God the Father, God the Son, 
■•Jod the Spirit, join'd in glory 
On the same eternal throne : 
Endless praises 
To Jehovah, Three in one. 

1141 9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. 

PRAISE the God of our salvation ; 
Praise the Father's boundless love ; 
Praise the Lamb, our expiation ; 
Praise the Spirit from above, — 
Author of the new creation, — 

Him by whom our spirits Live ; 
Undivided adoration 
To the one Jehovah give. 

1142 10th P. M. 4 lines 8s. 

ALL praise to the Father, the Son, 
And Spirit, thrice holy and blest. 
The' eternal, supreme Three in One, 
Was, is, and shall still be address'd. 

1143 12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. 
Tj^ATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

Jl Thy Godhead we adore, — 
Join with the celestial host, 

Who praise thee evermore ! 
Live by eai'th and heaven adored, 

The Three in One, the One in Three ; 
Holy, holy, holy Lord, 

All glory be to thee ! 

1144 17th P. M. 4 lines 10s. 

TO Father, Son, and Spirit, ever blest. 
Eternal praise and worship be address'd ; 
From age to age, ye saints, Ms Name adore. 
And spread his fame, till time shall be no more. 



684 DOXOLOGIES. 

1145 19tli p. M. 664, 664. 

TO God— the Father, Son, 
And Spirit — Three in One — 
All pi'aise be given : 
Crown him, in every song ; 
To him yom- hearts belong : 
Let all his praise prolong, 
On earth — in heaven. 

1146 25th P. M. 77, 87, 77, 87. 

TO Father, Son, and Spirit, 
Ascribe we equal glory ; 
One Deity, in Persons Three, 

Let all thy works adore thee : 
As was from the beginning, 

Glory to God be given. 
By all who know thy Name below, 
And all thy hosts in heaven. 

114T 26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. 

TO thee be praise forever, 
Thou glorious King of kings : 
Thy wondrous love and favour 
Each ransom'd spirit sings : 
We '11 celebrate thy glory, 

With all thy saints above. 
And shout the joyful story 
Of thy redeeming love. 

1148 27th P. M. 4 lines lis. 

FATHER Almighty, to thee be address'd, 
With Christ and the Spirit, one God, ever 
blest. 
All glory and worship, from earth and from 

heaven, 
As was, and is now, and shall ever be given. 






INDEX OF EIRST LINES. 



THE FIGURES REFER TO THE PAGE. 

Abba, Father, bear thy child .... (7. Wesleif 280 
Abraham, when severely tried . . . C. Wesley 461 
According to thy gracious word . . Montgomery 163 

A charge to keep I have G. Wesley 343 

A fountam of life and of grace . . . C. Wesley 171 
Again the kind revolving year . . . G. Wesley 620 

A goodly, formal saint G. Wesley 267 

Ah, how shall fallen man ...... Epis. Gol. 189 

Ah, Lord, with trembling I confess G. Wesley 514 

Ah, whither should I go G. Wesley 217 

Alas, and did my Saviour bleed Watts . 94 

All glory and praise to Jesus our Lord G. Wesley 126 

All glory to God in the sky G. Wesley 82 

All glory to the dying Lamb Watts . 94 

All hail ! happy day G. Wesley 74 

All hail the power of Jesus' name . . Peri'onet 110 
All praise to Him who dwells in bliss G. Wesley 369 
All praise to oiur redeeming Lord . . G. Wesley 423 
All praise to the Father, the Son . . Unhnoion 683 
All praise to the Lamb ! accepted I am G. Wesley 275 
All praise to the Lord, who rules with G. Wesley 626 
All thanks to the Lamb, who gives . G. Wesley 36 
All things are possible to him .... G. Wesley 293 
All-wise, almighty, and all-good . Montgomery 453 

All yesterday is gone Pratt's Gol. 199 

Almighty God of love G. Wesley 588 

Almighty Maker, God Watts . 46 

Almighty Maker of my frame Steele . 637 

Almighty Spirit, now behold . . . Montgomery 591 

Am I a soldier of the cross Watts . 438 

A nation God delights to bless ... (7. Wesley 615 



686 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

And am I bom to die C. Wesley 641 

And am I only born to die C. Wesley 643 

And are we yet alive G. Wesley 421 

And can it be that I should gain . . C. Wesley 263 

And can I yet delay 0. Wesley 25? 

And can my heart aspire so high .... Steele . 281 

And did the Holy and the Just Steele . 8f 

And let our bodies part 0. Wesley 131 

And let this feeble body fail 0. Wesley 574 

And must I be to judgment brought C. Wesley 665 

And must this body die Watts . 659 

And will the gi-eat eternal God . . Doddridge 581 
And wilt thou yet be found .... G. Wesley 514 

Angel of covenanted grace G. Wesley 394 

Angels, from the realms of glory . 3Iontgomery 77 

Angels our march oppose 0. Wesley 432 

Appointed by thee, we meet .... C. Wesley 40 
Are there not in the labourer's day . /. Wesley 485 

Arise, and bless the Lord 3Iontgomery 14 

Arise, great God ! and let thy grace . Merrick 588 

Arise, my soul, arise G. Wesley 284 

Arise, my soul, on wings sublime Gh. Psalmody 479 
Arise, my soul, with rapture rise . . Epis. Gal. 358 

Arise, ye saints, ai'ise Anon . 441 

Arm me with thy whole annour, Lord e/. Wesley 431 
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake ! Put G. Wesley 596 
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake, Thine G. Wesley 145 
As pants the hart for cooling . . Tate & Brady 513 
Assembled at thy great command . . Gollyer . 593 

As strangers here below Gander's Gol. 443 

A stranger in the world below . . . 0. Wesley 552 

A thousand oracles divine G. Wesley 63 

Author of faith, eternal Word . . . G. Wesley 262 
Author of faith, to thee I cry .... 0. Wesley 224 
Author of faith, we seek thy face . G. Wesley 355 
Author of good, we rest on thee . . . Merrick 378 
Author of oiir salvation, thee .... G. Wesley 164 

Awake, and sing the song Hammond 8 

Awaked from sin's delusive sleep Gh. Psalmody 235 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 687 

Awake, Jerusalem, awake C. Wesley 145 

Awake, my soiJ, and with the sun . . . Ken . 358 
Awake, my soul ! stretch every nerve Doddridge 494 
Awake, my soul, to meet the day . Doddridge 360 

Awake, ye saints, awake Cotterill 151 

Away, my needless fears O. Wesley 529 

Away, my unbelieving fear C. Wesley 467 

Away with our sorrow and fear . . . C. Wesley 660 

Baptized into thy name C. Wesley 155 

Because for me the Saviour prays . C. Wesley 230 

Before Jehovah's awful throne Watts . 16 

Before thy mercy-seat, Lord . . . . Bathurst 42 
Behold! I come with joy to do . . . O. Wesley 480 
Behold, Lord, before thy throne . . . Steele . 609 
Behold the Christian warrior stand Montgomery 431 
Behold, the heathen waits to know . . . Vohe . 586 
Behold the Saviour of mankind S. Wesley, sen. 86 
Behold, the servant of the Lord . . 0. Wesley 492 
Behold the sure Foundation-stone. . . . Watts . 575 

Behold the throne of grace Neioton 336 

Behold what condescending love . . Doddridge 159 

Behold ! with awful pomp Hart . 666 

Being of beings, God of love .... C. Wesley 32 

Be it my only wisdom here G. Wesley 502 

Beneath our feet, and o'er our head . . Heher . 202 

Bid me of men beware C. Wesley 349 

Blessing and honour, praise and love J. Wesley 68 

Blest are the pure in heart Keble . 299 

Blest are the sons of peace Watts . 412 

Blest be om- everlasting Lord .... C. Wesley 61 
Blest be the dear uniting love . . . C. Wesley 677 

Blest be the tie that binds Fawcett 424 

Blest Comforter divine Pres. Col. 117 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow C. Wesley 180 

Brethren in Christ, and well beloved G. Wesley 422 
Bright and joj'ful is the morn . . Montgomery 78 

Brightest and best of the sons HAer . 76 

Bright was the guiding star that ltd . Lyte . 407 



688 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

But can it be that I should prove . . O. Wesley 309 

By cool Siloam's shady rill Heber . 604. 

By faith I to the fountain fly .... C. Wesley 274 
By thy birth and by thy tears Glenelg 239 

Call'd from above, I rise C. Wesley 163 

Captain of our salvation, take ... (7. Wesley 376 

Cast on the fidelity C. Wesley 473 

Centre of our hopes thou art .... G. Wesley 425 

Chastised by an indulgent God . . . 0. Wesley 392 

Children of the heavenly King .... Cennick 497 

Christ, from whom all blessings flow 0. Wesley 420 

Christians, brethren, ere we part . H. K. White 677 

Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day . . C. Wesley 97 

Come, and let us sweetly join . . . C. Wesley 428 
Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Honour 

the means ordain'd by G. Wesley 156 

Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One God 

in persons three G. Wesley 279 

Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, To whom 

we for our children cry G. Wesley 605 

Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Whom one 

all-perfect God we own G. Wesley 67 

Come, holy, celestial Dove G. Wesley 254 

Come, HolyGhost, all-quickening fire G. Wesley 330 

Come, Holy Ghost, inspire our songs Pratfs Got. 83 

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts in . . G. Wesley 405 

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove . . . Watts . 120 

Come, humble sinner, in whose breast . Joiies . 216 

Come, let our souls adore the Lord . . Steele . 610 

Come, let us anew our journey pursue -G. Wesley 631 
Come, let us anew our journey pursue. With 

vigour arise 0. Wesley 570 

Come, let us ascend G. Wesley 559 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs . . Watts . 9 

Come, let us join our friends above G. Wesler^ 572 

Come, let us join with one accord . G. Wesley 151 

Come, let us tune our loftiest song .... West 9 

Come, let us use the grace divine . . G. Wesley 632 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 689 

Come, let us who in Christ believe . O. Wesley 8 
Come, Lord, and claim me for thine G. Wesley 306 
Come, mj soul, thy suit prepare . . . Newton 335 
Come, my God, the promise seal . G. Wesley 329 
Come, my guilty brethren, come . G. Wesley 207 
Come, my soul, in sacred lays . . BlackhcJc 53 
Come on, my partners in distress . G. Wesley 551 
Come, thou all-victorious Lord . . G. Wesley 197 
Come, thou greater than our heart G. Wesley 297 
Come, thou Traveller unknown . . G. Wesley 387 
Come, thou universal Good .... G. Wesley 319 
Come, ye sinners, to the Lord . . G. Wesley 212 
Come quickly, gracious Lord, and . . C. Wesley 326 
Come, Saviour, Jesus, from above . /. Wesley 304 
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast . G. Wesley 209 

Come, sound his praise abroad Watts . 13 

Come, Spirit, Source of light Beddome 118 

Come, thou Almighty King Unhnoicn 21 

Come, thou Desire of all thy saints . . Steele . 36 
Come, thou everlasting Spirit . . . . G. Wesley 168 
Come, thou Fount of every blessing . Rohinson 535 
Come, thou high and lofty Lord . . G. Wesley 429 
Come, thou omniscient Son of man . G. Wesley 309 
Come, thou soul-transforming Spirit . . Jay . 679 
Come to Calvary's holy mountain Ilontgoinery 208 

Come, weary sinners, come G. Wesley 216 

Come, wisdom, power, and grace . . G. Wesley 427 

Come, ye disconsolate Moore . 183 

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy . . . Hart . 205 

Come, ye that love the Lord Watts . 534 

Come, ye that love the Saviour's name Steele . 10 
Comfort, ye ministers of grace . . . G. Wesley 130 

Commit thou all thy griefs /. Wesley 464 

Cut me not oflf, almighty Lord . . . G. Wesley 398 

Daughter of Zion, from the dust . Mbnigomery 142 
Day of God ! thou blessed day . . H.F.Gotdd 152 

Deathless spirit, now arise Toplady 401 

Deem not that they are blest alone . . Bryant 445 
44 



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C90 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 



Deep are the wounds wliich sin has . . . Steele. 196 
Deepen the wound thy hands have . C. Wesley 311 
Delightfiil work, young souls to win Straphan 603 
Depth of mercy ! can there he ... (7. Wesley 245 

Did Christ o'er sinners weep Beddonte 229, 

Draw near, O Son of God, draw near C. Wesley 132 
Dread Jehovah ! God of nations . . Cong. Col. 610 

Earnest of future hiiss Toplady 282 

Encompass'd with clouds of distress iVb-ers. Col. 218' 

Enthroned is Jesus now Jvdkin 111 

Enthroned on high. Almighty Lord Hum2:>hriea 121 

Equip me for the war G. Wesley 437 

Ere mountains rear'd their forms Sp. of Psalms 55 
Eternal Beam of Light divine . . . . G. Wesley 452 
Eternal depth of love divine .... J. Wesley 62 

Eternal Power, Almighty God St'cele . 6!> 

Eternal Power, whose high ahode .... Watts . 23 

Eternal Source of every joy DoddHdcje 612 

Eternal Source of joys divine Steele . 463 

Eternal Spirit, God of truth Unhimm 116 

Eternal Wisdom ! thee we praise .... Watts . 47 

Ever fainting with desire G. Wesley 327 

Except the Lord conduct the plan . C. Wesley 135 
Except the Lord our labours bless . . Bathurst 377 
Expand thy wings, celestial Dove . . C. Wesley 120 
Extended on a cursed tree J. Wesley 8S 

Far from my thoughts, vain world, be . . Watts . 150 
Ff r from these scenes of night ...... Steele . 553 

Far from the world, Lord Coioper 384 

Father, at thy footstool see G. Wesley 42G 

Father, behold with gracious eyes . G. WesUy 38 
Father di-vine, thy piercing eye . . Hoddridge 385 

Father, glorify thy Sou G. Wesley 121 

Father, hear the blood of Jesus . . C. Wesley 106 
Father, how wide tliy glory shines .... Watts . 60 

Father, I dare believe 0. Wesley 252 

Fether, if I may call thee so C. Wesley 233 



INDEX TO THE HYMXS. 691 

f'atlier, if tliou must reprove .... 0. WesUy 456 

Father, into tliy hands alone 0. Wesley 482 

Father, in whom we live 0. Wesley 537 

Father, I stretch my hands to thee . 0. Wesley 244 

Father, I wait before thy throne .... Watts . 279 

Father of all, in whom alone .... C. Wesley 405 

Father of all, whose /. Wesley 50 

Father of boundless grace C. Wesley 590 

Father of eternal grace C. Wesley 312 

Father of everlasting grace, Be . . . C. Wesley 38 

Father of everlasting grace, Thy . . O. Wesley 280 

Father of heaven, whose love pro . Pratt's. Col. 44 

Father of Jesus Christ, my Lord, My G. Wesley 264 

Father of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I . C. Wesley 385 

Father of Jesus Christ, the Just . . C. Wesley 226 

Father of lights, from whom pro . . C. Wesley 193 

Father of lights, thy needful aid . . C. Wesley 450 

Father of me, and all mankind . . . 0. Wesley 356 

Father of mercies, bow thine ear . . . Beddome 133 

Father of mercies, condescend .... Morcll . 587 

Father of mercies, in thy word Steele . 403 

Father of mercies, send thy grace . Doddridge 618 

Father of our dying Lord C. Wesley 119 

Father of spirits, hear our prayer . . . Bond . 372 

Father of spirits, nature's God . Sp. of Psalms 56 

Father, our hearts we lift C. Wesley 80 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Thy . G. Wesley 683 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One . G. Wesley 315 

Father, supply my every need . . . G. Wesley 489 

Father, to thee my soul Ilift . . . . G. Wesley 65 

Flung to the heedless winds ...... Luther 698 

Forever here my rest shall be ... . G. Wesley 315 

Forever with the Lord ....... 3Iontgoviery 5(33 

Forewarn'd by my Redeemer's love G. Wesley 401 

Forth in thy name, Lord, I go . . G. Wesley 375 

Fountain of life, to all below .... G. Wesley 356 

Fountain of mercy, God of love . . Gh. Psalmist 613 

Friend after friend departs .... Montgomery 647 

From all that dwell below the skies . Walts . 13 



692 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

From Calvary a cry was heard . . Cunningham 87 
From every stormy wind that blows . . Stoioell 332 
From Greenland's icy mountains . . . Heber . 584 

From the cross uplifted high Haiceia 211 

From whence these direful omens aS*. Weahy, jr. 88 
Full of trembling expectation ... (7. Wesley 393 

Give me the wings of faith to rise . . . Warn . 556 
Giver and Guardian of our sleep . . G: Wesley 361 
Giver of concord, Prince of peace , . G. Wesley 418 

Giver of peace and unity G. Wesley 414 

Give to the winds thy fears J. Wesley 465 

Glad was my heart to hear .... Ilontgomery 154 
Glorious things of thee are spoken . . Neicton 144 

Glory be to God above G. Wesley 413 

Glory be to God on high G. Wesley 31 

Glory to God On high Hart . . 168 

Glory to God, whose sov'reign grace C. Wesley 186 

Glory to the almighty Father Bathurst 20 

Glory to thee, my God, this night . . . Ken . . 364 
Glory to thee, thou righteous God . G. Wesley 455 
Glory to thee, whose powerful word G. Wesley 624 

God is a name my soul adores Watts . 70 

God is gone up on high G. Wesley 100 

God is in this and every place . . . G. Wesley 189 
God is my strong salvation .... Montgomery 440 
God is our refuge and defence . . Montgomery 502 
God moves in a mysterious way . . . Coicper 444 

God of all consolation, take G. Wesley 676 

God of all consolation, The 0. Wesley 287 

God of all grace and majesty .... G. Wesley 495 
God of all power, and truth, and grace (7. Wesley 297 

God of almighty love G. Wesley 341 

God of eternal truth and grace ... (7. Wesley 310 
God of eternal truth and love . ... (7. Wesley 158 
God of love, who hearest prayer . . G. Wesley 350 
God of my life, through all my days Doddridge 550 

God of my life, to thee I call Gowper 451 

God of my life, to thee, My O. Wesley 391 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 693 

God of my life, what just return . . 0. Wesley 221 
God of my life, whose gracious power C. Wesley 455 
God of my salvation, hear ...... C. Wesley 245 

God of my strength, in thee alone , . Wrangham 461 
God of thine Israel's faithful three . C. Wesley 469 

God of unexampled grace G. Wesley 90 

God of unspotted purity C. Wesley 515 

God's holy law transgress'd Beddome 177 

Go, preach my gospel, saith the Lord . . Watts 127 

Go, ye messengers of God •k . Ilarsden 590 

Grace, 'tis a charming sound .... Doddridge 173 
Gracious God, my sins forgive . . . 0. Wesley 234 

Gracious Redeemer, shake C. Wesley 511 

Gracious Spirit, love divine Stacker 118 

Grant me within thy courts a place Montgomery 498 
Great First of beings ! mighty Lord Boston Col. 48 

Great God, accept a heart C. Wesley 64 

Great God, attend, while Zion sings . . Watts . 22 
Great God, beneath whose piercing eye Eoscoe 616 
Great God, indulge my humble claim . Watts 285 
Great God, let all our tuneful pow Heginhotham 373 

Great God, now condescend Fellows 158 

Great God of nations, now to thee The Psalmist 613 
Great God, this hallowed day of thine O. Wesley 148 
Great God, to me the sight afford . . G. Wesley 63 
Great God, to thee my evening song . . Steele . 365 
Great God, what do I see and hear . . . Luther 673 

Great is the Lord our God Watts . 579 

Great Jehovah ! we adore thee .... Unlcnoion 683 

Great King of glory, come Francis 578 

Great Ruler of the earth and skies . . . Steele . 615 
Great Shepherd of thy people, hear . . Neiaton 26 
Great Source of being and of love . Doddridge 141 
Great Spirit, by whose mighty power .Haioeis 117 
Guide me, thou great Jehovah .... Oliver 493 

Had I the gift of tongues Stennett 501 

Hail ! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost O. Wesley 67 
Hail! Father, whose creating call /SI Wesley, jr. 69 



094 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Hail ! toly, lioly, holy Lord . . . . C. Wesley 60 
Hail ! sacred truth, whose piercing Baptist Col. 410 
Hail ! the day that sees him rise . . C. Wesley 100 
Hail ! thou once despised Jesus . . . Bakewell 112 
Hail ! to the Lord's anointed . . . Montgomery 81 

Hail ! to the Sabbath-day Bidjinch 153 

Happy soul, thy days are ending . . G. Wesley 655 
Happy soul, who sees the day . . . . O. Wesley 273 
Happy the man who finds the grace C. Wesley 178 
Happy the meek, whose gentle breast . . Scott 5(30 
Happy the souls to Jesus join'd . . G. Wesley 653 

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Hark 
Hark 
Hark 
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a voice divides the sky . . . G. Wesley 6-17 
from the tombs a doleful sound Watts . 642 
how the gospel trumpet soxmds Ifedley 442 
how the watchmen cry . . . G. Wesley 432 

my soul, it is the Lord Gowper 274 

the glad sound ! the Savioiu: Doddridge 76 
the herald angels sing .... G. Wesley 80 , 
the notes of angels singing .... Kelly 11 
the song of jubilee .... 3Iontgomery 601 
the voice of love and mercy . . Francis 92 
what mean those holy voices . Gawood 73 

Hasten, Lord, the glorious time Lyte . 596 

Hasten, sinner, to be wise T. Scott 200 

Head of the Church triumphant . . G. Wesley 526 
Head of the Church, whose Spirit fills G. Wesley 589 
Hear, gracious God, my humble prayer Steele . 239 
Hearken to the solemn voice .... G. Wesley 630 
Hearts of stone, relent, relent . . . G. Wesley 204 
Hear what God, the Lord, hath spoken Gowper 147 
Heavenly Father, sov'reign Lord Salisbury Col. 31 
He comes ! he comes ! the Judge se . G. Wesley 665 
He dies ! the Friend of sinners dies . . Watts . 95 
Help, Lord, to whom for help 1 fly . C. Wesley 345 
Help us, Lord, thy yoke to wear . . . Anon . 619 
He's gone, the spotless soul is gone . G. Wesley 651 
He wills that I should holy be . . . G Wesley 289 
High on a throne of light, Lord Fratt's Col. 619 
High on his everlasting throne . . . J. Wesley 134 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 695 

Ho ! eyery one that thirsts, draw nigh J. Wesley 212 
Holy, and true, and righteous Lord C. Wedey 303 
Holy as thou, Lord, is none ... (7. Wesley 66 
Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness .... Anon . 123 

Holy, holy, holy Lord C. \Vesley 68 

Holy Lamb, who thee receive .... /. Wesley 321 

Holy Spirit, Fount of blessing Anon . 124: 

Hosanna, be the children's song . Montgo^nery 605 

Hosanna to Jesus on high C. Wesley 65i 

How are thy servants blest, O Lord . Addison 621 

How beauteous are their feet Watts . 128 

How blest is our brother, bereft . . G. Wesley 653 
How blest the children of the Loixl. . . Lyte . 618 
How blest the righteous, when he dies Barhcadd 650 

How can a sinner know C Wesley 276 

How do thy mercies close me round O. Wesley 523 
How great the wisdom, power, and gr Beddome 173 
How happy are the little flock . . . C. Wesley 663 
How happy every child of grace . . C. Wesley 552 
How happy, gracious Lord, are we . C Wesley 542 
How happy is the pilgrim's lot . . . J. Wesley 662 
How happy the sorrowful man ... (7. Wesley 381 

How helpless nature lies Steele .188 

How large the promise, how divine . . Watts . 155 
How many pass the guilty night . . C. Wesley 627 
How oft have I the Sphit grieved . . C. Wesley 254 
How oft this wretched heart ...... Steele . 522 

How perfect is thy word . Altered from Watts 406 
How precious is the book divine .... Faiccett 407 

Hov\- sad our state by nature is Watts . 194 

How shall a lost sinner ui pain ... (7. Wesley 521 
How sweetly flow'd the gospel's sound Bowring 172 
How sweet the hour of closing day . . Bathurst 64G 
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds . Neicton 177 

How swift the torrent rolls Doddridge 638 

How tedious and tasteless the hours . Newton 539 

How tender is thy hand Hastings 531 

How vain are all things here below . . Watts . 474 
How vain is all beneath the skies . Pratt's Col. 636 



696 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Humble, and teachable, and mild . C. Wesley 495 

I and my house will serve the Lord . C. Wesley 374 
I ask the gift of righteousness . . . C. Wesley 323 
I call the world's Kedeemer mine . C. Wesley 661 
If death our friends and us divide . 0. Wesley 382 
If human kindness meets return . NoeVa Col. 1 64 
If, Lord, I have acceptance found . G. Wesley 481 

If, on a quiet sea Unknown 467 

If thou impart thyself to me .... G. Wesley 312 
I know that my Redeemer lives, And G. Wesley 290 
I know that my Redeemer lives. What Medley . 113 

I listen for the voice . . G. Wesley 277 

I'll praise my Maker while I've breath . Watts . 549 
I long to behold him array'd . . . . C Wesley 668 
I love the Lord : he heard my cries . . Watts . 525 

I love thy kingdom, L©rd Dwight 146 

I love to steal awhile away .... Mrs. Brown 386 
Immortal honour, endless fame .... Dryden 681 
I'm not ashamed to own my Lord . . . Watts . 482 
In age and feebleness extreme ... (7. Wesley 400 
In answer to ten thousand prayers . G. Wesley 270 

In every time and place C. Wesley 492 

In every trying hour Goomhs 471 

In expectation sweet Anon . 670 

Infinite excellence is thine .■ Fawcett 37 

Infinite God, to thee we.raise . . . . C. Wesley 33 
In hope against all human hope . . G. Wesley 265 
In mercy, Lord, remember me . . . Moravian 368 

In sorrow I lament . Stennett 240 

Inspirer and Hearer of prayer -Toplady 369 

In that sad, memorable night . . . . G. Wesley 160 
In the sun, and moon, and stars .... Jleber 664 
In thy name, Lord, assembling . . . Kelly 33 
In thy presence we appear .... Montgomery 34 
Into thy gracious hands I fall .... /. Weshy 269 
Is there a thing too hard for thee . G. Wesley 227 
I thank thee, uncreated Sun .... /. Wesley 488 
I the good fight have fought .... G. Wesley 440 



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INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 697 

I tMrst, thou wounded Lamb of God /. Wesley 381 
It is the Lord, who doth not grieve G. Wesley 457 

I want a heart to pray C. Wesley 347 

I want a principle within G. Wesley 348 

I would be thine, take my heart Reed's Col. 222 
I would not live alway 3Iuhlenburg 568 

Jehovah, God the Father, bless. . . G. Wesley 352 
Jehovah, God, thy gracious . . . Dr. ThotJison 65 

Jerusalem, my happy home Unknown 562 

Jesus, accept the praise G. Wesley 675 

Jesus, all-redeeming Lord G. Wesley 165 

Jesus, and shall it ever be G^f^gg 483 

Jesus, at whose supreme command G. Wesley 161 
Jesus, a word, a look from thee . . G. Wesley 191 
Jesus Christ, who stands between . G. Wesley 262 
Jesus comes with all his grace . . . G. Wesley 308 

Jesus, faithful to his word G. Wesley 669 

Jesus, Friend of sinners, hear . . . G. Wesley 519 
Jesus, from whom all blessings flow G. Wesley 140 

Jesus, fulfil our one desire G. Wesley 425 

Jesus, great Shepherd of the sheep G. Wesley 417 
Jesus hath died that I might live . C. TTes^ 316 

Jesus, I fain would find G. Wesley 345 

Jesus, I fain would waik in thee . . G. Wesley 353 
Jesus, if still the same thou art . . G. Wesley 236 
Jesus, if stUl thou art to-day .... (7. Wesley 191 

Jesus, if thy free grace G. Wesley 522 

Jesus, immortal King, arise Burder 597 

Jesus, in whom the Godhead's rays G. Wesley 351 

Jesus is our common Lord G. Wesley 557 

Jesus, kind, inviting Lord G. Wesley 157 

Jesus, let thy pitying eye G. Wesley 228 

Jesus, Lord, we look to thee .... G. Wesley 419 

Jesus, lover of my soul G. Wesley 234 

Jesus, my Advocate above G. Wesley 105 

Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone . . . Gennick 270 
Jesus, my life, thyself apply .... G. Wesley 320 
Jesus, my Lord, attend C. Wesley 842 



698 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Jesus, my Lord, I cry to thee. . . . C. Wesley 313 

Jesus, my Lord, my God Hemvood 462 

Jesus, my Saviour, Brotlier, Friend C. Wesley 344 
Jesus, my strength and righteousness G. Wesley 390 
Jesus, my strength, my hope .... C. Wesley 346 

Jesus, my truth, my way C. Wesley 293 

Jesus, our best beloved friend . . Montgomery 343 

Jesus, plant and root in me C. Wesley 322 

Jesus, Redeemer of mankind . . . . C. Wesley 206 
Jesus, Redeemer, Saviour, Lord . . G. Wesley 257 

Jesus, shall I never be G. Wesley 508 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun . . . Watts . 598 
Jesus spreads his banner o'er us ... i?. Hart 169 

Jesus, take all the glory G. Wesley 548 

Jesus, the all-restoring Word . . . . G. Wesley 513 
Jesus, the Conqu'ror, reigns . . . . C. Wesley 441 
Jesus, the gift divine I know . . . . G. Wesley 490 
Jesus, the Lamb of God, hath bled G. Wesley 268 
Jesus, the Life, the Truth, the Way G. Wesley 341 
Jesus, the Lord of glory, died .... Unhnoim 108 
Jesus, the Name high over all ... G. Wesley 136 
Jesus, the sinner's friend, to thee . G. Wesley 247 
Jesus, the sinner's rest tliou art . . . Toplady 292 

Jesus, the word bestow G. Wesley 410 

Jesus, the word of mercy give . . . G. Wesley 131 
Jesus, thine all-victorious love . . . G. Wesley 323 
Jesus, thou all-redeeming Lord . . . G. Wesley 37 

Jesus, thou art our King G. Wesley 310 

Jesus, thou everlasting King Watts . 12 

Jesus, thou soul of all our joys . . . G. Wesley 14 

Jesus, thou Source divine Steele. 107 

Jesus, thou sovereign Lord of all . . G. Wesley 333 
Jesus, thy blood and righteousness. /. Wesley 110 
Jesus, thy boundless love to me . . G. Wesley 493 
Jesus ! thy church, with longing eyes Bathurst 591 
Jesus, thy far-estended fame . . . . G. Wesley 193 

Jesus, thy servants bless G. Wesley 133 

Jesus, thy wand'ring sheep behold . G. Wesley 129 
Jesus, to thee I now can fly . . . . . G. Weslei/ 266 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 699 

Jesus, to thee our hearts we lift . . C. WesUy 527 

Jesus, to thee we fly C. Wesley 611 

Jesus, to thy dear wounds we flee . C. Wesley 672 

Jesus, united by thy grace C. Wesley 419 

Jesus, was ever love like thine . . G. Wesley 649 

Jesus, we lift our souls to thee Beck . 159 

Jesus, we look to thee C. Wesley 28 

Jesus, we on thy words depend . . . C. Wesley 115 

Jesus, we thus obey G. Wesley 166 

Jesus, where'er thy people meet . . . Gowper 40 
Jesus, while oiu: hearts are . . llatenial H. B. 383 
Jesus, whose glory's streaming rays /. Wesley 246 

Join all the glorious names Watts . 112 

Join, all ye ransom'd sons of grace G. Wesley 628 

Lamb of God, whose dying love . . G. Wesley 170 
Leader of faithful souls, and guide G. Wesley 496 
Let all in whom the Spu-it . . . W. M. Bunting 414 
Let all on earth their voices raise . . . Watts . 17 

Let all who truly bear G. Wesley 162 

Let earth and heaven agree G. Wesley 184 

Let every mortal ear attend Watts . 181 

Let every tongue thy goodness speak . Watts . 59 

Let God, who comforts the G. Wesley 585 

Let Him to whom we now belong . G. Wesley 317 
Let not the wise their wisdom boast G. Wesley 261 

Let party names no more Beddome 411 

Let the redeem'd give thanks . . . G. Wesley 237 
Let the world their virtue boast . . G. Wesley 260 
Let worldly minds the world pursue . Neivton 479 
Let Zion's watchmen all awalie . . Doddridge 128 
Lift your eyes of faith, and see . . . G. Wesley 558 
Lift up your hearts to things above G. Wesley 426 
Lift your glad voices in triumph on high Ware 99 
Lift your heads, ye friends of Jesus C. Wesley 663 

Light of life, seraphic fire G. Wesley B53 

Light of the Gentile world, appear . G. Wesley 222 
Light of those whose dreary . . . . G. Wesley 221 
Lo ! God is here ! let us adore . . . J. Wesley 28 



700 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Lo ! He comes, with clouds C. Wesley 669 

Long have I seem'd to serve thee, . 0. Wesley 509 
Look unto Christ, ye nations ; own C. Wesley 184: 
Lo ! on a narrow neck of land ... (7. Wesley 638 
Lord, all I am is known to thee .... Watts . 56 
Lord, and is thine anger gone . . . C. Wesley 524 

Lord, at thy feet we sinners lie Bromi 242 

Lord dismiss us with thy blessing, B Unhimcn 678 
Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, F Biirder 679 
Lord, fill me with an humble fear . 0. Wesley 352 
Lord God, the Holy Ghost .... Ilontgomery 122 
Lord, how secure and blest are they . . Watts . 284 

Lord, how shall sinners dare Steele . 106 

Lord, I am thine, entu*ely thine . . . Bavies . 478 
Lord, I approach the mercy-seat .... Newton 246 
Lord, I believe a rest remains . . . G. Wesley 291 
Lord, I believe thy every word . . . C. Wesley 490 

Lord, I delight in thee By land 543 

Lord, I despair myseK to heal . . . C. Wesley 220 

Lord, if at thy command C. Wesley 137 

Lord, if thou hast bestow'd C. Wesley 481 

Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear . Watts. 357 
Lord, in the strength of grace . . . C. Wesley 476 

Lord, in thy hand Ilia C. Wesley 484 

Lord, let me know mine end . . . Ifontgomery 637 
Lord of earth, and air, and sea . . . C. Wesley 622 
Lord of hosts, to thee we raise . . Montgomery 579 

Lord of mercy and of might Heher 378 

Lord of my life, may thy praise . . . Steele 363 

Lord of the harvest, hear G. Wesley 129 

Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray . Doddridge 154 
Lord of the wide, extensive main . G. Wesley 623 

Lord of the worlds above Watts . 21 

Lord over all, sent to fulfil J. Wesley 486 

Lord, thou hast heard thy servants Boston Col. 532 
Lord, thou wilt hear me when I pray . Watts . 367 
Lord, visit thy forsaken race .... Ejns. Col. 587 
Lord, we are vile, conceived in sin . . Watts . 187 
Lord, we believe to us and ours . . G. Wesley 115 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 701 

Lord, we come before thee now . . Hammond 41 
Lord, wlien to thee my sinking soul . Anon. . 532 
Lord, when we bend before thy . . PraWs Col. 43 
Lord, while for all mankind we pray Wreford 617 
Lord, whom winds and seas obey . C. Wesley 621 
Lord, with a grieved and aching . . Beddome 196 
Lo ! round the throne a glorious Pearson'' 8 Col. 567 

Lo 1 the pris'ner is released C. Wesley 656 

Love divine, all love excelling . . . C. Wesley 300 
Lovers of pleasure more than God . C. Wesley 209 
Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb C. Wesley 488 

Man dieth, and wasteth away . . G.P. Iforris 644 
Master, I own thy lawful claim . . C. Wesley 478 
May I, throughout this day of ... C. Wesley 153 
May the grace of Christ our Saviour . Neivton 680 

Meet and right it is to smg C. Wesley 19 

Mercy alone can meet my case . Montgomery 286 

Messiah, joy of every heart C. Wesley 103 

Mighty One, before whose face Bryant 6U3 

Millions within thy courts have . Montgomery 370 
Mortals, awake, with angels join . . . Medley 16 
My drowsy powers, why sleep ye so . . Watts . 507 

My faith looks up to thee R. Palmer 350 

My former hopes are fled Cowper 195 

My God, how endless is thy love .... WaUs . 363 
My God, I am thine, what a comfort C. Wesley 549 
My God, I know, I feel thee mine . C. Wesley 477 
My God, my God, to thee I cry . . . G. Wesley 267 

My God, my life, my love Watts . 540 

My God, my portion, and my love . . . Watts . 540 
My God, the spring of all my joys . . . Watts . 536 
My God, thy service well demands . Doddridge 395 
My gracious Lord, I own thy right . Doddridge 485 
My heart is fix'd on thee, my God . Wrangham 547 
My hope, my all, my Saviour thou . Unhnown 348 

My Maker and my King Steele . 55 

My opening eyes with rapture see Episcopal Col. 357 
Aly Saviour from the wrath to come C. Wesley 39^ 



702 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

My Saviour, my almighty Friend . . . . Watts. 538 

My Shepherd's mighty aid T. Roberta 544 

My son, know thou the Lord . Village Hymns 208 
My soul before thee prostrate lies . . /. 'Wesley 256 

My soul, be on thy guard Heath . 437 

My soul, through my Redeemer's care G. Wesley 278 
My soul, with humble fervom- raise . Livingston 278 
My span of life will soon be done . Mrs. Coicper 466 
My sufferings all to thee are known . C. Wesley 449 

No need of the sun in that day . . . C. Wesley 561 
Not heaven's wide range of hallow'd Wes. Mag. 580 
Not here, as to the prophet's eye . . . Condcr 26 
Now, even now, I yield, I yield ... (7. Wesley 328 
Now from the altar of our hearts . . . Mason . 366 
Now I have found the groimd wherein /. Wesley 264 

Now is the accepted time Lohell 198 

Now let my soul, eternal King . . Heginbotham 409 
Now, Lord, fulfil thy faithful word . . . West . 134 
Now may He who from the dead . . . Neu-ton 679 
Now may the God of peace and love . Oibbons 678 
Now to the great and sacred Three . Unlmoion 682 
Now to the haven of thy breast ... (7. Wesley 459 

all-creating God C. Wesley 52 

bless the Lord, my soul Montgomery 525 

come, and dwell in me C. Wesley 313 

O conquer this rebellious will . . . C. Wesley 233 
could I lose myself in thee .... C. Wesley 241 

disclose thy lovely face G. Wesley 255 

O Father Almighty, to thee be ad . . Unhioicn 684 
Of Him who did salvation bring . . G. Wesley 175 

for a closer walk with God GoiC2ier 516 

for a faith that will not shrink . . Bathnrst 342 

O for a glance of heavenly day Hart . 226 

for a heart to praise my God . . . G. Wesley 301 

for an overcoming faith Watts . 645 

O for a thousand seraph tongues . . G. Wesley 533 
for a thousand tongues to sing . . G. Wesley 7 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 703 

for that flame of Imng fire Baihurst 610 

for that tenderness of heart . . . C. Wesley 232 
for the death of those . . . Church Psalmody 649 

Oft I in my heart have said C. Wesley 261 

glorious hope of perfect love ... (7. Wesley 2&o 
God, by whom the seed is given . . . Heher . 680 
God, how often hath thine ear Wm.M. Bunting 511 
God, most merciful and true ... (7. Wesley 302 
God, my God, my all thou art . . /. Wesley 359 
God, my hope, my heavenly rest . C. Wesley 62 
God of Bethel, by whose hand .... Logan 41 
God, of good the unfathom'd sea . J. Wesley 58 

God of sovereign grace Baptist CoL 589 

God, our help in ages past Watts . 635 

OGod, our strength, to thee our Sp. of Psalms 39 
God, thou art my God alone . . ilontgomery 473 
God, thou bottomless abyss .... J". Wesley 70 
God, though countless worlds of /. D. Kvoivles 580 
God, thy faithfulness I plead . . 1 C. Wesley 457 
God, thy righteousness we own . . C. Wesley 609 
God, to thee we raise oiu- eyes Wilcoclc's Selec. 454 
God, to whom in flesh reveal'd . . G. Wesley 190 
God, miseen, yet ever near .... Unhwmi 165 
God, we praise thee, and confess . . Patrick 49 
God, what oif'ring shall I give . . /. Wesley 320 
OOod, whomadest earth and sky . . . Heher . 379 
happy day that fix'd my choice . Doddridge 272 

happy, happy place C. Wesley 138 

holy, holy, holy Lord Conder 35 

how happy are they C. Wesley 272 

O how shall a sinner perform . . . . C. Wesley 274 
Jesus, at thy feet we wait .... G. Wesley 325 

Jesus, full of grace G. Wesley 518 

O Jesus, full of truth and grace, More G. Wesley 517 
O Jesus, full of truth and grace, all C. Wesley 314 

O Jesus, in pity draw near 0. Wesley 253 

O join ye the anthems of triumph . NoeVs Got. 602 
O joyful sound of gospel grace ... (7. Wesley 296 
Eong of glory, thy rich grace . . . J. Wesley 436 



704 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Lamb of God, for sinners slain . . 0. Wesley 249 
let the pris'ner's mournful cries . 0. Wesley 354 
Lord, another day has flown . . H.K. White 372 

Lord, my best desire fulfil Coicper 453 

Lord, our fathers oft have told Tate & Brady 616 
Lord, our King, how excellent . Montgomery 49 
Lord, thy heavenly grace impart . . Oherlin 371 

Lord, thy work reviye Hastings 354 

love divine, how sweet thou art . . C. Wesley 324 
love divine, what hast thou done G. Wesley 86 
love, thy sov'reign aid impart . . 0. Wesley 487 

may thy powerful word G. Wesley 439 

might my lot be cast with these . G. Wesley 140 

my offended God G. Wesley 257 

On all the earth thy Spirit shower . . H. 31ore 126 
Once more, my soul, the rising day . . Watts . 360 
Once more we come before our God . . Hart . 30 
On Jordan's stormy banks I stand . S. Stennett 554 
On thee, each morning, my God . . Anon . 363 
On this stone, now laid with praj^er . Pierpont 577 

On thy Church, Power divine Lyte . 139 

render thanks to God above . Tate <& Brady 16 
Saviour, welcome to my heart . Baptist Gol. 328 

O speak that word again Newton 523 

Spirit of the living God Montgoinery 122 

O Sun of righteousness, arise .... J. Wesley 238 
O that I could my Lord receive . . . G. Wesley 251 
that I could repent, that .... (7: WesUy 192 

O that I could repent, With G. Wesley 225 

that I could revere G. Wesley 231 

that I were as heretofore G. Wesley 518 

that my load of sin were gone . . G. Wesley 307 
Othatthouwouldst the heavens rend {7. Wesley 227 

thou eternal Victim, slain G. Wesley 109 

thou faithful God of love G. Wesley 398 

thou, from whom all goodness flows Haweis 449 

O thou God of my salvation G. Wesley 544 

thou God who hearest prayer . . . Gander 396 
thou great God, whose piercing . Doddridge 386 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 705 

tliou our Saviour, Brother, Friend . C. Wesley 355 
O thou that hearest prayer .... Pratt's Col. 116 
O thou that wouldst not have .... C. Wesley 238 
. thou, to whom, in ancient time . . Pierjwttt 44 
'0 thou, to whose all-searching sight /. Wesley 489 
O thou, vvlio all things canst control /. WesleT/ 507 

thou, who art the light Bulmer 29 

O thou, who earnest from above . . 6' Wesley 344 
thou, who driest the mourner's tear . Iloore 447 
thou, who hast at thy command . . Cotteril 484 
thou, who hast our sorrows borne C. Wesley 223 
thou, Avho hast spread out the . If. F. Gould 624 
O thou, w^ho in the olive shade .... Hemcuis 381 
O thou, whom all thy saints adore . C. Wedey 25 
O thou, whom fain my soul would . C. Weshy 224 
O thou, whom once they floek'd to . C. Wesley 192 

O thou whom we adore G. Wesley 593 

'() thou, Vt^hose mercy hears Steele. 519 

thou, whose off 'ring on the tree . G. Wesley 103 
O thou, whose wise, paternal love . G. Wesl-ey 400 
O thciu, who, when we did complain C. Wesley 530 

'tis delight without alloy Watts . 541 

'tis enough, my God, my God . . G. Wesley 512 

Our blest Redeemer Lyte . 124 

Our children thou dost claim . Salishuyy Goi. 157 
Our Father, God, who art in heaven . . Judson S34 

Our few revolving years Beddome 634 

Our God is love, and all his Bickersteth'' s Col. 412 

Qvcc gi-eat Creator, God O. Wesley GOO 

Onr heavenly Father, hear .... Montgomery 334 
Our Lord is risen from the dead . . G. Wesley 98 
Our old companions in distress . . . G. Wesley 573 

Our sins on Christ were laid Fawcett 85 

Out of the depths of wo Montgomery 259 

O what amazing y.'ord3 of grace . . . .Medley 176 

what a mighty change G. Wesley 572 

what delight is this G. Wesley 167 

O what shall I do, my Saviour to pr G. Wesley 27r- 

when shall we sweetly remove . . C. Wesley 56Q 

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706 INDEX TO THE HTMNS. 

where is now that glowing love . . . Kelhj . 510 
O where shall rest be found .... Montgomery 201 
who, in such a world as this . . itonUjomery 448 
why should gloomy thoughts arise Hastings 215 
Wisdom ! whose unfading power . . Heber . 604 
wondrous power of faithful prayer C. Wesley 337 

Pass a few swiftly fleeting years . . C. Wesley 640 
Peace, doubting heart, my God's I am C. Wesley 470 

Peace, troubled soul l/nhwwn 465 

Plunged in a gulf of dark despair . . . Watts . 85 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow Ken. . 681 
Praise the God of our salvation .... Conder 6S3 
Praise the name of God most high . Unhiovm 682 
Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for Sir J. E Smith 42 
Praise ye the Lord, 'tis good to raise . Watts . 57 

Praise ye the Lord, ye immortal Watts , 72 

Prayer is appointed to convey Hart . 331 

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire llontgomery 331 

Pray without ceasing, pray C. Wesley 435 

Prince of peace, control my will .... Anon. . 311 

Pris'neis of hope, arise G. Wesley 32(5 

Pris'ners of hope, be strong, be bold C. Wesley 295 
Pris'ners of hope, lift up your heads 0. Wesley 294 

Proclaim the lofty praise Baptist Col. 114 

' Prostrate at Jesus' feet Stennett 242 

Prostrate, with eyes of faith, I see . 0. Wesley 248 

Quicken'd with our immortal Head C. Wesley 329 

Redeemer of mankind 0. Wesley 109 

Rejoice in Jesus' birth C. Wesley 79 

Rejoice, the Lord is Iving C. Wesley 533 

Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest . . S. Stennett 152 
Return, my soul, unto thy rest . 3Tontgomei'y 480 

Return, wanderer, return Colyer 213 

Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings Seagrave 557 
Rock of ag6s, cleft for me / . Toplady 246 



INDEX TO TEE HYMNS. 707 

Roll on, tliou mighty oceau .... Pi-att's Col. 5SG 

Salvation! the joyful sound Watt-s . L75 

Saviour, breathe an evening blessing Edmeston 305 
Saviour from sin, I wait to prove . C Wesley 291 
Saviour, I now with shan^e confess C. Wcslri/ 515 
Saviour, now in nie perform .... 0. Wesley 4©.* 
Saviour- of all, to thee we bow . . . C. Wesley 4:20 
- Saviour of all, what hast thou clone G. Wesley 4-1:3 
Saviour of men, thy seiu'ching eye . C ]Vcsley 389 

Saviour of sinful men 0. M'cslcy 571 

Saviour of the sin-sick soul ..... 0. Wesley 325 
Saviour, on me the grace bestow . . 0. Wesley 301 
Saviour, Prince of Israel's race ... (7. Vy'esley 231 

Saviour, see me from above O. 'Wesley 229 

Saviour, the world's and mine . . . C. Wesley 317 

Saviom-, Vve know thou art C. Wesley 595 

Saviour, when in dust to thee Glenclg 339 

See how great a flame aspires . . . C. Wesley 599 

See how the morning sun Scott. 861 

See Israel's gentle Shepherd .... Doddridge 15G 
See Jesus rising from the grave. . .KoeVa Col. 102 
See, Jesus, thy disciples see . . . . C. Wesley 27 
See, sinners, in the gospel glass . . C. Vixslry 182 
See the gospel Church secure . . . . C. Wesley 143 
See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand . . C. Wesley 339 
See where our great High Priest . . G. V/esley 108 

Servant of God, well done C. Wesley 662 

Servants of God, in joyful lays . . 2Jovtgomery 18 
Shall foolish, weak, short-sighted . C. Wesley 71 
Shall I, for fear of feeble man ... J. Wesley 391 
Shall man, God of light and life . . Bicight 057 
Shepherd divine, our Avants relieve . G. Wesley 333 
Shepherd of souls, with pitying eje C. Wesley 583 
Show pity. Lord, Lord, forgive . . . Waits . 241 
Shrinking from the cold hand of . . G. Yfesley 640 
Since all the varying scenes of time . Hervey 447 
Sing praise, the tomb is void .... Unhioicn 9^ 



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VU5 liNDilX TO THE HYM.NS. 

Sing to the great Jeliovali's praise . C. Wesley G32 
Sing v;e the song of those "who . . Moiitgo^nery 10 

Sing we to our God above C. Wesley 682 

Sinners, lift up your liearts C. Wesley 125 

Sinners, obey the gospel word . . . C. Wesley 211 
Sinners, obey the heavenly call . . C. Wesley 179 

Sinners, the call obey C. Wesley 61 1 

Sinners, the voice of God regard . . . Fawcett 2(X) 
Sinnei's, turn, while God is near . . C. Wesley 214 
Sinners, turn, .why will ye die . . . G. Wesley 21i 
Softly now the light of day .... Epl^. Col. 364- 

Soldiers of Christ, arise C. Wesley 433 

Soldiers of Christ, lay hold C. Wesley 434 

Sole Sov'reign of the earth and . . . . E. Scott 380 
Songs of praise the angels sang . Montgomery 12 
Son of God, thy blessing grant ... G. Wesley 457 
Sons of God, triumphant rise . . . C. Wesley 169 
Soon may the last glad song arise Pratt's Col. 602 
Sov'reign of all the worlds on high Doddridr^e 283 
Sov'reig-u of worlds, display thy . PratVs Col. 597 

Sov'reign Ruler, Lord of all Raffles 243 

Sow in the morn thy seed .... ]\[o}itjomery 132 
Spirit, leave thy house of clay . . Ifontgomcry 662 

Spirit of faith, come down G. Wesley 28G 

Spirit of holiness C. Wesley 538 

Spirit of truth, essential God . . . . C. Wesley 407 
Stand the omnipotent decree . . . . C. Wesley 674 
Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay ... (7. Wesley 2')"^ 
Still for thy loving-kindness. Lord . C. Wesley 483 
Still nigh me, my Saviour, stand G. Wesley 471 
Still on the Lord thy biu'den roll . Pratt's Cot. 463 

Siibmissively, my God Haweis 469 

Surrounded by a host of foes . . . . C. Wesley 433 
Sweet is the prayer whose holy Martlneaxc's Col. 393 
Sweet is the work, my God, my King . Watts . 149 
Sweet Avas the time when fii*st I felt . . Newton 516 

Talk with us, Lord, thyself reveal . C. Wesley 53G 



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IKDEX TO THE HYMNS. 709 

TaiTC;lit by our Lord, we will not pray 0. Weslci/ 383 
T(,'rri];le thought, shall I alone . . . C. Wesley 203 
Thank and praise Jehovah's name Montgomery 15 
That awful day will surely come .... Watts. G71 
That d<3leful n'ight hefore his death. . . Hart. 160 
The counsels of redeeming- sraee . . ^S*. Stennett 403 
'llie day of Christ, the day of God . C. WesJcy 103 
The day of wrath, that dreadful day. W. Scott 668 
The earth, with all her fulness, . . C-Wesley 51 
Thee, in the watches of the night . C. Wesley 371 
Thee, Jesus, full of truth and grace C. Wesley 4GS 
Thee, King of saints, we praise . . C. Wesley IGG 
Thee to laud in songs divine . . . . C. Wesley 72 

Thee we adore, eternal Name Watts . G34 

The glorious armies of the sky . . Ifrs. Howe 517 
The glorious universe around . . . Montgomery 411 

The God of Abrah'm praise Olivers 564 

The God of harvest praise Moritgomery 614 

The God of mercy be adored . . . . C. Wesley 681 
The God of nature and of grace . Montgomery 48 

The God who reigns on high Olivers 566 

The gospel! what endless charms . Steele. 171 
The gi'eat archangel's trump shall . C. Wesley 671 
The head that once was crown' d .... Kelly . 101 
The heavenly treasure now we have C. Wesley 422 
The King of heaven his table .... Doddridge 162 
The Law and Prophets all foretold . O. Wesley 585 
The long-lost son, with streaming . Unhioivn 25D 
The Lord descended from above . . Stei-nJiold 51 

The Lord is my Shepherd Montgomei-y 504 

The Lord is risen indeed ". Kelly . OG 

The TiOrd Jehovah reigns Watts . 52 

The Lord my pasture shall pi-epare . Addison 503 

The Lord of earth and sky C. Wesley 633 

Q'he Lord of Sabbath let us . . . ^S*. Wesley, jr. 95 
The Lord our God is clothed with B. K. White 53 
The morning flowers display . . S. Wesley, jr. 659 
The nations of the earth Gihhons 595 



710 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

'JTie perfect world, by Adam trod , . . Willis . 5S1 
The power to bless my house .... C. Wesley 375 

The praying spirit breathe C. Wesley 335 

There is a foimtain fiU'd with .... Coicper 174. 
There is a glorious world of light Jane Taylor G08 
There is a God — all nature speaks . . . Steele . 45 

There is a land of pure delight Watts. 554: 

There is an hour of peaceful rest . . . Tappan 559 
There seems a voice in every gale . Mrs. Opie 46 
The sacred bond of perfectness . . . G. Wesley 413 
The saints who die of Christ .... C. Wesley G4G 
The Saviour, when to heaven he . . JDoddridge 127 
The spacious firmament on high . . . Addison 45 
The Sun of righteousness , . . . S. Wesley, jr. 96 
The Sun of righteousness on me . . C. Yi'csley 389 
The tempter to my soul hath said Montgomery 528 
The thing my God doth hate .... 6'. Wesley 305 

The voice of free grace Thurshy 182 

The wisdom own'd by all thy sons . O. Wesley 2G6 
They that toil upon the deep . , . Montgomery 622 
Thine, Lord, is wisdom, thine . . . J. Wesley 58 
This day the covenant I sign . W. 31. Bunting 271 
This day the Lord has call'd his own Bathurst 148 
This is the day the Lord hath made . . Lyte , 150 

This is thy will, I know 0. Wesley 290 

This slumber from my spirit shake C. Wesley 436 
This stone to thee, in faith, we . Montgomery 577 
This, this is He that came . .~. . . C. Wesley 89 

This, this is the God we adore Hart . 47 

Thou art the Way : to thee alone . . . Doane 107 
Though eighteen hundred years are C. Wesley 194 
Though I have grieved thy Spirit .... Watts . 249 
Though nature's strength decay . . . Olivers 565 
Though now the nations sit beneath L. Bacon 594 
Though troubles assail, and dangers . Nenton 444 
Though waves and storms go o'er . /. Wesley 470 
Thou God of all-sufficient grace . . C. Wesley 306 
Thou God of truth and love C. Wesley 415 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 711 

riiou God of power, thou God . Pearson'' s Col. 25 

Thou great mysterious God C. Wedey 282 

Thou hidden God, for whom I . . . C. Wesley 190 
Thou hidden love of God, whose . . /. Wesley 491 
Thou hidden Source of calm repose C. Wesley 546 
Thou Judge of quick and dead . . . C. Wesley 667 
Thou Lamb of God, for sinners . . C. Wesley 250 
Thou Lamb of God, thou Prince of . J. Wesley 451 

Thou, Lord, art God alone G. Wesley 543 

Thou, Lord, hast blest my going . C. Wesley 377 
Thou, Lord of life, whose . Flowers of Poetry 368 
Thou, Lord, on whom I still depend C. Wesley 506 

Thou refuge of my soul Steele . 456 

Thou rock of my salvation C. Wesley 458 

Thousands, Lord of hosts, this Montgomery 397 

Thou seest my feebleness C. Wesley 367 

Thou seest our weakness. Lord ... J. Wesley 486 
Thou Shepherd of Israel, and mine C. Wesley 545 
Thou Son of God, whose flaming . . C. Wesley 197 

Thou, the eternal Lord C. Wesley 60 

Thou very paschal Lamb C: Wesley 105 

Thou very present aid G. Wesley 530 

Thou, who hast in Zion laid . . ILrs. Buhne?- 675 
Thou, who on the whirlwind ridest . Pier^jont 582 

Thou, whose almighty word Marriott 592 

Through sorrow's night, and . . . H. K. White 658 
Thus far the Lord hath led me on . . . WaUs . 366 
Thus saith the Lord— 'tis God . . . C. Wesley 131 
Thy ceaseless, unexhausted love . . G. Wesley 179 
Thy every sulF'ring servant. Lord . C. Wesley 471 
Thy gracious presence, my God . . . Steele . 463 
Thy law is perfect, Lord of light . JJmtgomery 406 
Thy life I read, my gracious Lord . *S*. Stennett 643 
Thy loving Spirit, Lord, alone ... a Wesley 299 
Thy mercy heard my infant prayer . Glenelg 400 
Thy name to me, thy nature grant G. Wesley 314 
Thy presence, everlasting God . . . Doddridge 379 
Thy presence, gi-acious God, afford . . Fawcett 24 



712 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Thy presence, Lord, the place sliall O. Wesle>/ 340 

Thy way is in the sea FawcM 499 

Thy word, almighty Lord llontr/omrry 408 

Times without nmuber have I . . . C. Wesley 521 
'Tis linish'd ! so the Saviour said . . Stennett 92 
'Tis fiuish'd ! the Messiah dies ... (7. Wed<'jf 92 
To bless thy chosen race .... Tufa <ۥ Bradij 594 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Th LM-norm 682 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Who . Watts. 681 
To Father, Son, and Spkit, Ascribe 0. Weslei/ 684 
To Father, Son, and Spirit, ever . . UiJcnoton 683 

To God the Father, Son J. Wedei/ 681 

To God the Father, Son, And .... Unhioim 684 
To God the Father's throne ...... .Watt^. 682 

To Jesus, our exalted Lord Steele . 167 

To thee be praise forever Unhioiun 684 

To thee, great God of love, I bow . C. Wesley 304 
To thee, O God, when creatures . . Doddridr/e 651 

To thee, our God and Saviour Haweis 383 

To the hills I lift mine eyes .... (7. Wesley 338 
To us a child of hope is bom . . . 3Iontgomery 78 
To us a child of royal birth . . .■ .\ O. ^Vesley ' 79 
Tremendous God, with humble fear C. Wesley 639 
Try us, God, and search the . . . 0. Wesley 416 

Unchangeable, almighty Lord . . . G. Wesley 417 
Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb .... Wntts . GO'S 
Urge on your rapid course C Wesley 434 

Vain are all terrestrial pleasures .... Foi-d . 475 

Vain, delusive world, adieu .... C Wesley 47 G 

Vain man, thy fond pursuits ...... Hart. 203 

Victim divine ! thy grace we claim C Wesley 166 
Vital spark of heavenly flame Pojje . 402 

Walk in the light ! so shalt thou . . B. Bm-ton 500 
Watch'd by the world's malignant . C. Wesley 487 
Watchman, tell us of the night .... Bowring 600 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 713 

Weary souls, that wander wide . . C. Wesley 207 
We bring no glitfring treasures . . . Phillips 607 

We by his Spirit prove C. Wesley 27G 

Weep not for a brotlier deceased . . C. Wesley G51 
We have no outward righteousness C. Wesley 2G3 
We journey through a vale of tears B. Barton 446 
We know, by faith we know .... C. MVesley 570 

Welcome, sweet day of rest Watts . 149 

We lift our hearts to thee /. Wesley 362 

What am I, O thou glorious God . . G. Wesley 271 
What are those soul-reviving . . . Praifs Col. 607 
What glory gilds the sacred page . . . Coiuper 404 
What is our calling's glorious hope C. Wesley 289 

What majesty and grace S. Stennctt 172 

What ! never speak one evil word . C. Wesley 304 
What now is my object and aim . . C. Wesley 477 
What shall I do' my God to love . . C. Wesley 185 
What various hindrances we meet . . Cowpcr 336 
When all thy mercies, my God . . Addison 501 

When death beforemy sight Steele . 398 

When first the Spirit left the throne. . Jiidkm 123 
When, gi-acious Lord, when shall it 0. Wesley 252 
When I can read my litle clear .... Watts . 439 
When Israel, of the Lord beloved . . W. Scott 448 
'\\Tien Israel out of Egypt came . . C. Wesley 51 
When I survey the wondrous cross . . Watts. 93 
When Jesus left his Father's . . . Montgomery 606 
Wlien languor and disease invade . . Toplady 395 
When, my Saviour, shall I be . . . G. Wesley 303 

When o'er the deep we rode Anon . 625 

When, my Saviour, shall it be . . G. Wesley 509 

When on Sinai's top I see Iilonigomery 176 

When on the brink of death Golyer 399 

When power divine in mortal . . J. E. Smith 472 
When quiet in my house I sit . . . G. Wesley 408 
When rising from the bed of death . Addison 219 
When shall I hear the inward voice G. Wesley 288 
When shall I see the welcome hour G. Wesley 319 



714 INDEX TO THE HYMNO. 

When shall the voice of singing . PratVs Col. 599 

When shall thy love constrain . . . C. Wesley 256 

When the last trumpet's . . Bickerstcth'' s Col. G61 

When through the torn sail Hcher . G*J6 

When to the exiled seer were . . G. liohiuson 578 

Where are the dead Jfontgomeri/ 202 

Wherefore should I make my moan C. Wesley 380 

Where is the Hebrew's God C. Wesley 144 

Where is the Saviour now Ba_p. Col 520 

Where shall my wond'ring soul . . C. Wesley 286 

Wherewith, Lord, shall I draw . C. Wesley 218 

Which of the monarchs of the . . . G. Wesley 504 

While dead in trespasses I lie . . . C. Wesley 187 

While life prolongs its precious light . Dicight 198 

"\A1iile shepherds watch' d their Tate & Brady 73 

While thee I seek, protec Mrs. H. 31. Williams 373 

While thou art intimately nigh . , . C. Wesley 529 

While through this world we . . . 3Iontgomcry 555 

While we walk with God in light . C. Wesley 430 

While with ceaseless course the sun . Neicton 630 

Who are these array'd in white . . C Wesley 567 

Who in the Lord confide C. Wesley 143 

Who make the Lord of hosts . . . Montgomery 141 

Whom man forsakes thou wilt not . C. Wesley 220 

Why do we mourn for dying friends . Watts . 657 

Why is my heart with grief . . Wilson'' a Col. 460 

Why not now, mv God, my God . . C. Wesley 248 

Why, my soul,'0 why Colton 462 

Why should our tears in sorrow Conder''s Col. 650 

Why should the children of a King . .- Watts. 277 

Why should we boast of time to . . J/". Wilkes 199 

Why should we lament the lot . . . C. Wesley 648 

Why should we start, and fear to die . Watts . 642 

Wilt thou not yet to me reveal ... (7. Wesley 387 

Wisdom ascribe, and might, and . C. Wesley 628 

With glorious clouds encompass'd . C. Wesley 83 

Within thy house, Lord our God Fresb. Col. 24 

With jo}^ we hail the sacred day .... Lyte . 30 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 715 

With joy we lift our eyes Jci^is . 3o 

With joy we meditate the grace .... Watts. 104: 

With stately towers Ajjoh . 139 

With trouble laden Jiidkin . 454 

Worship, and thanks, and blessing G. Wesley 526 
Wo to Ihe men on earth who dwell C. Weslei/ G68 
Would Jesus have the sinner die . . C. Wesky 91 
Wretched, helpless, and distress' d . C. Wesley 250 

Ye faithful souls, who Jesus know . C. Wesley 49S 

f e praying souls, rejoice Medley 338 

Ye ransom'd sinners, hear G. Wesley 298 

Ye servants of God, your Master . . G. Wesley 17 
Yes, from this instant, now, I will . G. Wesley 521 

Ye simple souls, that stray /. Wesley 505 

Y''es, I will bless thee, my God Heginhotham 548 
Y'e that pass by, behold the Man . '(7. Wesley 89 

Ye virgin souls, arise G. Wesley 629 

Ye wretched, starving poor Steele . 210 

Yield to me now, for I am weak . . G. Wesley 388 
Y'oung men and maidens, raise . . . G. Wesley IS 

Zion stands with hills surroimded . . . Kelly . 146 



INDEX OF YEKSES, 



The fig-ures refer to the Page. 



A beam from heav 
Abruken heart, m 
A clod of living ea 
A cloud of witnes 
A country of juy w 
A dark and cloudv 
A faith that doth 
A faith that keeps 
A faith that shine 
A Father's hand 
A glance of thine 
A gracious Savioa 
A guilty, weak, a 
A heart in every 
A heart resign'd, 
A heart with grief 
A holy quiet reign 
A liurror of gnat 
A land of com, an 
A pardon written 
A patient, a yicto 
A poor blind child 
A rast where all 
A sacred spring,at 
A Saviour burn, in 
Asinner welt'ring 
A sov'relgn Prote 
A thousand ages, 
A thnisand ages in 

thy sight, Are . 
A world where an 
Abrah'ni and Isaa 
Absent fruivi thee, 
According tu his w 
Aliiictiun is a stor 
Aflliction's blast h 
Affliction's deepes 
After my Icwly L 
Again my pardon 
Agonizing in the g 
Ah ! give me, Lor 
Ah ! give me. Lord 

the tender he:irt 
Ah ! give me tliis 
Ah ! how shall gu 
.Ah 1 leave us not 



646 Ah '. no, I still ma 204 
249 Ah! what avail m 256 
391 Ah ! what avails s 450 
494 Ah ! wherefore di 2i0 
571 'Ah! whither coul 332 
634 All ! whither shal 195 
263 All glory be to Go 73 
342 xVll hail, triumpha 151 
342 All honour, power 114 
531 ; All my disease, m 194 
71 All my hopes on 457 
593 I All nature sings th 409 
195 All needful grace 23 
302 AH our works in 426 
301 i All power to our g 100 
225 ; All praise to thee 359 
650 All the day long h 206 
87 All the power of 1G5 
296 All things are pos 293 
212 All things are rea 162 
487 ; All the tokens of 669 
252 I Almiffhtv God, th 603 
291 jAlmightyGod,thy 
141 grace proclaim 596 
79 I Almighty Son, in 44 
19;iJAl..nethedreadfu 96 
869 I Already springing 256 
55 I Although the vine 467 
Among the saints 412 
Annnregeneratec 190 
And all the good 124 
And art thou not 194 
And dost thou dei 523 
And duly shall ap 132 
And from his love 108 
And hark, amidst 608 
And hence in spir 5S1 
And ifourfeUows 424 
And if the sons of 591 
And if thy gi-ace 492 
And in the grjat 5S1 
And may this day 358 
And not a prayer, 370 
And now, in age a 401 
And now, hi kind 398 
And, O, wheu gat 448 



And, O, when the 62^ 
And shall I slight 2SS 
And shall we long 10 
And since, by pas 373 
And so:>n, too soon 604 
And that I never 482 
And thou, O ever 39 
And thou, that, w 381 
And thou wilt tur 372 
And though thy w 453 
And when before 449 
And when our spi 505 
And when the las 472 
And when these f 163 
And when this lif 625 
And when, thro' g 442 
And when thy pu 66 
And when with h 43 , 
And while I rest 367 
And while we to 484 
And while we thu 620 
And whv, great G 610 
And will this sove 53 
Angel of gospel gr 105 
Angel powers the 553 
Angels, assist our 85 
Angels catch the 648 
Angels, joyful to a 401 
Angels now are h 544 
Angfels our servan 506 
Angels, where'er 504 
Anger I no more s 322 
Answer on him th 158 
Appear, and my s 21> 
Appear, as when 31 
Apostles join, the 3i 
Apostles, martyrs 563 
Approach his roy 169 
Array'd in gloriou 659 
Are there no foes 433 
Are we not tendin 657 
Arise, and bless t 15 
Arise, O God, exe 134 
Arm me with jeal 343 
Art thou not touc 449 
AS by the light of 479 



INDEX OF VERSES. 



717 



As giiints may the 131 
As in the aucient 145 
As o'er a parcli'd 459 
As round iiboutJe !4i 
As round Jerusale 143 
As soon as in liiin 171 
As tlie apple of tli 5i4 
As tlie bright Sun 131 
As the winded ar 630 
As thee then- God 616 
As through a gliis 499 
As thy coniraaud 595 
As we thy mercy '24 
As welcome as tii 459 
Ashamed of Jesus 4S:! 
Ask but his grace 115 
Assembled here \v 1 1 5 
Assert thy claim, 3'26 
Assure my conseie '278 
Astonish'd at tliy 58 
At Jesus's call, w 571 
At last I own it e:i i'47 
At thy conr.nap.d 54:; 
At thy rebuke the 637 
Attended by that 436 
Author and Guard 385 



Before our Father 424 ! 
Before the great 566 j 
Before the hills in 635 1 
Before the radianc 69! 
Before the Savioa 566 1 
Before them set an 581 
Before thy sheep, 355 ' 
Before thy throne 35 1 
Before us make th 405 
Behold, again we 510! 
Behold, fast strea 88 1 
Behold, forme the 267 
Behold him, all ye 86 
Behold his temple 90 
Behold the Lamb 182 
Behold the sorrow 219 
Behold this fair an 48 
Behold thy pris'n 397 
Behold, we lall be 187 
Behold, what hea 662 
Behold your Lord, 10 
Being of beings! 29 
Believe in Him w 209 
Believing on my 266 
Beloved for Jesus' 591 
Beneath thy shad 4! 



Author of faitii, to 244 i Better than my bo 473 
ithorof ournew 124 ! Better than life it 473 



■ake 



Awake, ai 
Awake, a' 
Awake fro-iguift 184 
Awake, mv tuucru 547 
Awodbya!^mo!tal 3!ll 
Awhile in flebh di 571 

Back from th- bo 396 
Baptize the nation 123 
Barren and v>-ithe 633 
Be all my added U 221 
Be darkness, at th 123 
Be it according to 

thy word ; Aeco 191 
Be it according to 

thy v,-ord ; Now 225 
Be it according to 

thy word ; Red 239 
Be this myonegr 639 
Be ours the bliss, 603 
Be still, and know 483 
Be this, O Lord, th 581 
Be thou my shield 246 
Be thou )ny stren 348 
Be thou, R.ock o 452 
Before his feet th 174 
Before me place, i 639 
Before my faith's 62 



Belter that we ha 515 
Beyond my highe 147 
Beyond the bound 551 
■Beyond the flight 647 
Beyond the reach 131 
Beyond this vale 201 
Bless we, then, ou 596 
Blessuig, and than 628 
Blest be that Nam 18 
Blest is the pious 412 
Blest object of our 627 
Blest Saviour ! in 494 
Blest Saviour, wh 150 
Blind unbelief is s 445 
Bold shall I stand 110 
Born bv a new ce 479 
Bom into the wor 648 
Born they are, as 157 
Borne aloft on ang 378 
Borne upon their 12 
Bov/ to the sceptre 201 
Bow'd down bene 246 
Break, break, O L 196 
Break from his th 656 
Break off the yoke 307 
Break off your tea 95 
Break Thou, O br 241 
Breathe, O breath 300 



Breathe on us, Lo 27 
Bright Sun of righ 360 
Bright terrors gua 106 
Bring us again to 379 
Built by the word 503 
Bum every breast 9 
Burst thy shackle 40i2 
But, above all, afr 349 
But after all that 255 
But art thou not al 267 
But all, before the 640 
But all the notes 168 
But angels thems 569 
But both in Jesus 89 
But can no severe 19t> 
But Christ can he 441 
But drops of grief 94 
But he that turns 201 
But I of means ha 510 
But if thou leave 209 
But in thy Father 604 
But lo ! a place he 528 
But lo ! the Script 401 
But now, when ev 517 
But, O, the jealous 267 
But, O, when dou 456 
But, O, when that 550 
But our brief life's 55 
But power divine 226 
But saints are lov 58 
But shall believer 433 
But should the su 461 
But soon he '11 bre §7 
But still their mo 541 
But sweeter far th 393 
But tears I will no 242 
But, that my faith 271 
But the mild giori 43 
But the righteous 261 
Butthere 's a voic 194 
But thou art not al 153 
But thou hast bret 619 
But thou, O Lord, 458 
But thou, soul-sea 370 
But though earth 636 
But though from h 665 
But though my lif 213 
But thy right han 615 
But we, frail sojo 676 
But we, who now 672 
But when we view 61 
But who shall quit 64 
But will indeed, J 577 
But with the eve 398 
But with thee is m 243 
By cool Siloam's s 604 



718 



INDEX OP VERSES. 



By dny, along tlic 448 I Come, iilmig:hty to 300 
By death mill lioll 146 Come, all ye souls 210 
Come, find' possess 25;^ 
Come and worship IS 
Come bade ! this is 51i 
Come, Desire ol'iia 81 
Come, extend thy 22'2 
Come, Father, So 314 
Coine, holyCoinfo li 
Come, l-lnryCJ host, 

all-quii'k'ningli 495 
Coine,HolyGhost, 

for moved by th 405 
Come,HolyGhi>st, 

my heart inspir 2SS 
Come,MolyGliost, 

the Saviour's lo 3'2 
Coiue.HolvGhost, 

thyself Impress 2?3 



By every iiiiinc of 240 
By faith I pluiitire 264 
By faith thu upper 63 
By faith we ore co 560 
By faith we alrea 561 
By faith we know 263 
By faith we now 612 
By faith we see th 526 
By mo, my Saviou 523 
By thedoep, expir 340 
By the tenderness 239 
By thee, on earth, 282 
By thee the victor 61 
By thee through li 384 
By these may I be 406 
By thine all-atoni 222 
By thine agonizin no 
By thine hour of d 340 
By thydivme, till 236 
hy thy faintuig in 303 
By thy hands the S83 
By thy lonely hoii 239 
By thy meek spir 381 
By thy most seve 393 
By thy rccouriliiig 419 
Bv thy Spirit, Lo 231 
By thy triumph o' 239 
By wise mnater-b 518 

Call them into thy 140 
Call, while he ma 
Can nught but po 188 
Can these avert th 218 
Cast OS a broken 400 
Cast out thy foes, 188 
Cause us the reco 27 
Ceivco— oer.se, ye 657 
Cease, ye pilgrim 658 
Cheer'dbythntw 2:' 
Children our kind 6i 
Chosen of God, to 575 
Christ, by highest SO 
Cliristis born, the 74 
Christ is tJiatstoil 150 
Christ, our Brothe 557 
Christ our Lord an 31 
Christ shall bless 330 
Circled round wit 100 
Close by its banks 141 
Close by thy side 451 
Closer and closer 677 
Clothe me. Lord, 251 
Cold, on his cradle 76 



Could my tears fo 947 
Could we but dim 554 
Could we, on nior 56 
Counting gain and 313 
Courage, my soul ; 

on God rely ... 466 
Courage, my soul ; 

thy bitter cross 466 
Creation, varied b 5i 
Creatures no mor 479 

Dangers stand th 635 
Dark and cheerio 255 
Day of glory, day 153 
Dear Name, the 177 
Decay, then, tene 173 
Death enters, and 203 
Death, hell, and 93 
Death may the b C43 
Come, Holy Spirit 120 jDiutli rides on ev 202 
Cuuie in, come in, 423 Det'ond rae in this 453 
Come, in sorrow 208; Deep in unfatho 445 
Coino in this acce 353 ; Dt op on my hear 27S 
Come in thy plea 333 Deliv'ranco to my 257 
Come, let us, with 680 ' Depend on him; 331 
Come, Lord, thy lo 30 Dread alarms sh 665 
Come,Lord,thygl Ssfl ' Descend, and lot 227 
Come, O mv comf 319 Disconding on hi 66'i 
Come, O my God, 297 Dttevmined all th 48-7 
Come, O my Savi 314 'Did ever mourner 451 
Come quickly in, 9 Didst thou not die 292 
CoMie, Saviour, co 269 [ DiJst tliou not in 
Come the great da 18' our flesli appear 83 
Come, then, divine 408 Did4t thou not in 
Come then, for Je 252 i the tlosli appear 292 
Come then, my ho 221 Didst thou nut m 415 
Come then, with 176 Direct, control, su 359 
Come, thou inoar 22 Distracting Ihoug 24 
Come, thou witne 168 Divine Instructor, 404 
Come to the living 212 Do gooil, O Lord, 142 
Come, time afresh 533 Do thou assist a f 478 
Come, wand rers, 173 Dost thou desire 506 
Come, worship at 13 Dost thou not dw 213 
Come, ye dying, li 20S Down from his th 172 
Come, ye weary, 205 Down from the s 85 
Comfort those" vvh 41 Down tliroi\gh th 75 
Confiding wholly 482 Dust and ashes t 321 
Confound, o'erpo 303 Dying, I heard th 471 
Convert and send 129 I 

Convince him now 197 Each care, each, i 443 
Convince us first 198 Each evening sho 59 
Conqu'ror of hell 320 Each moment dra 491 
Content with beh 539 Each thought an 370 
Contented now, up 389 Eager for thee 1330 
Control my every 437 Ejirth, from afar, 



Come, all by guilt 216 1 Corruption, earth, 659 , Earth is thy foots 643 



mDEX OF YEKSES. 



719 



Earth is thine ; he 575 
Earth, tremble on 52 
Earthly joys no 1 415 
Easy to be entiea 314 
E'en now, by fait 513 
E'en now he hath G'20 
E'en now we thin 424 
E'en now, when t 692 
E'er since, by fuit 114 
Empty of Him w ISH 
Endless life in hi 11 
Endless scenes of 90 
Endow them wit 5S1 
Enter into the Ro 611 
Enter thyself, and 351 
Ent'ring* into my 3S5 
Enthroned amid t 53 
Equal strains of 20 
Error and ignora 605 
Eternal are tliy m 13 
Eternal God, cele 541 
Eternal life to all 265 
Eternal Source of 42 
' Eternal Spirit, by 44 
Eternal Spirit, tr 156 
Eternal Sun of ri 279 
Eternal triune Lo 538 
Eternal, undivide 239 
Eternal Wisdom 181 
Eternity conies in 624 
Every eye shall n 669 
Every human tie 146 
Exert tliy sacred 651 
Expand thy wing 405 
Extend to me tha 16 
Extol his kingly 441 
Extol the Lamb o 18u 
Extol the Lamb w 10 
Exults our rising 276 
Eye hath not see 506 

Faded my virtuo 268 
Fain with them o 68 
Fain would I all t 385 
Faiu would I kno 193 
Fain would I Icar 301 
' Fain would I rise 47 
Fair land ! could 553 
Faith cries out, — 380 
Faith grasps the Si 
Faith in thv chan 194 
Faith in thy pow 265 
Faith lends its re 263 
Faith, mighty fai 265 
Faith sees the br 657 
faith to be keal' 257 



Faithful, O Lord, 179 
Faithful soul, prn 338 
Far, far above all 518 
Far from the path 385 
Far otrthe Fathe 260 
Farewell, conflict 651 
Father, and shall 120 
Father, God, thy 20 
Father, if such th 158 
Father, in me rev 283 
Father, in these 156 
Father, in us thy 24 
Father of endless 34 
Father of cverlas 585 
Father of the fat 399 
Father, regard th 331 
Father, Son, and 426 
Father, Son, and 

Spirit, send 5*6 

Father, the narro 493 
Father, thine eve 2C4 
Father, tliy long 23S 
Father, thy mere 633 
Father, thy quick 30 
Father, to'us \ou 652 
Father, we ask in 337 
Fear not, brethre 49" 
P'ear not, said he, 73 
Fear not, though 139 
Fearless of hell a 537 
Fill me witli all t 513 
Fill'd with delig 655 
FilPd with holy 11 
Find in Christ tli 207 
Finish then thy n 300 
Firm a? bis thron 482 
Firm, faitliful, 

watching 344 

Firm in the all-d 669 
Firet the dead in 610 
Five bleeding wo 285 
Fix my new hear 377 
Fix, fix my wa 321 
Fix'd on this gro 470 
Flow, wondrous s 141 
Follow'd by thei 648 
Foolish, and impo 455 
For each assault 512 
For friends and b 155 
For God has mar 446 
For God made lie 63 
For her my tears 147 
For his truth and 15 
For Jesus, my Lo 275 
For Jesus' sake a 231 
For love like this 410 



For me the burde 89 
For me these pan 88 
For more we ask 3'i 
For my selfishnes 520 
For never shall m 219 
Ft r the great iVIe 678 
For thee delightf 376 
For thee, my God 513 
For thee my thir S59 
For thee the Sav 216 
For them that he 619 
For these inestim 403 
For thine own co 229 
For this, as taugh 329 
For this let men 389 
For this the earth 48 
For this the saint 186 
For this thou has 52 
For thou ait in th 397 
For thou art thei 275 
For thou of life t 490 
For thou, within 40 
For though myst 454 
For what to thee 461 
For who by faith 499 
For whom didst t 449 
For wild the wav 379 
For you the purp 203 
For zeal I sigh, f 508 
Forbid it, Lord, t 93 
Forbid them not, 15* 
Forever with the 563 
Forgive me. Lord 364 
Forgiveness on m 230 
Forerunner of the 195 
Forth with thy c 594 
Fountain of unex 512 
Free from anger 420 
Friend of tlie trie 451 
From all iniquity 289 
From Christ, the 275 
From Christ, they 127 
From dark tempt 335 
From death to lif 117 
From each extra 392 
From every place 4'1 
From every sinful 140 
From favour'd A 588 
From heaven an 665 
From heaven he c 173 
From heaven he s 125 
From his high th 108 
From little ones 606 
From morn till n 65 
From north to so 598 
From sea to Bea, 591 



720 



INDEX OF VERSES. 



From sin, the g:u 312 
From sm, tbe wo 3S3 
From sorrow, toll 425 
From strength to 435 
From thee that I 348 
From thee, throu 66 
From tliy house 34 
Full of immortjil 510 
Fully in my life 303 

Gather the outca 37 
Gave my repenta 278 
Gethseiiiane can I 163 
Give me a holy fe 523 
Give me a new, a 297 
Give me on thee t 512 
Give me to hearth 376 
Give me to trust in 367 
Give me thv stren 390 
Give me tiyself; 316 
Give the pure wor 
Give them an ear 133 
Give thou the wo 591 
Give to mine eyes 488 
Give tongues of fi 122 
Give up ourselves 632 
Give us ourselves 
Give us this day o 334 
Give us with acti 507 
Giver of penitenti 230 
, Glory to God abov 259 
Glory t<i God belo 19 
Glory to God, in 99 
Glory to thee, OG 35 
Go into every nati 130 
Go, meet him in th 629 
Go to many a trop 590 
Go to shine before 401 
Go to the ants! for 507 
Go up with Christ 432 
God calms the tu 472 
God forbids his lo 380 
God in creation th 411 
God is in heaven, 24 
God is ourstrengt 15 
God is our sun, he 23 
God leads me thr 363 
GodmyRedeeme 659 
God of love, in th 248 
God of our fathers 638 
God only knows t 324 
God ruleth on hig 17 
God, through him 405 
God's guardian sh 360 
Good, when he gi 447 
Grace all the wor 173 



Grace firet contri 173 
Grace, in answer 234 
Grace taught my 173 
Gracious art thou 64 
Grave, the guard 062 
Grant, Lord, that 377 
Grant me now the 32S 
Grant one po'ir sin 478 
Grant that all ma 41 
Grant that every 508 
Grant, then, this 501 
Grant this, and th 413 
Grant this, O holy 126 
Grant us the pow 642 
Great Comforter, 282 
Great God, and w 69 
Great God, impre 608 
Great God, in wh 666 
Great God, is this 642 
Great God, our gu 617 
Great God, prese 613 
Great God, we ha 31 
Great God, what 673 
Great is our guilt 611 
Great Prophet of 112 
Great Shepherd o 40 
Great Sov'reigu, 172 
Greatness unspea 70 
Guide of my life 522 
Guilty I staiid bef 218 

Had I such faith 501 
Hail! by all ^y 31 
Hail ! great Imni 150 
Hail, glorious da 587 
Hail, holy, h"Iv, 67 
Hail, Jesus! all'-v 442 
Hail ! Prince of li 75 
Hail! Source of li 117 
Hail ! the heaven 81 
Hallelujah ! earth 579 
Halleluiah! hark 601 
Hallelujah! they 560 
Hang on thy arm 349 
Happy, beyond de 178 
Happy, if with m 137 
Happy only in thy 31 2 
Happy the man w 178 
Happy the man 

whose hopes re 549 
Happy they whos 260 
Hark"! how he gr 87 
Hark ! in the wil 130 
Hark! the cheru 75 
Hark ! they whis 402 
Ha«t thou been w 234 



Hast thou not die 295 
Hast thou not heft 215 
Hast thou not ofte 460 
Hasten, Lord, the 309 
Hasten iri-rey to 20<J 
Hastsn, mortals, 14 
Hasten, sinner, to 200 
Hasten the joyful 313 
Have mercy on ou 379 
Have pity on my 637 
He all his foes sh 534 
He bids us build 424 
He breaks the po 7 
He by himself ha 564 
He clothes thee w 525 
He comes, he com 629 
He comes, from th Tfi 
He conies, his gra 124 
He comes, of hell 417 
He comes, the bro 76 
He comes ! the Co 670 
He conies, the pri 76 
He cnmes, with su 81 
He ever lives abo 284 
He ever lives for 268 
He fills whom fir 132 
He form'd the de 13 
He form'd the sta 5T 
He framed the gl 17 
He gave to the lig 602 
He hears the uno IS 
He hung its starr 581 
He, in the days of 104 
He justly claims 317 
He keeps his own 565 
He left his Fathe 269 
He lives, all glory 114 
He makes the gra 67 
He now stands kn 8 
He only can the w 116 
He reigns above 79 
He rests well pie 1S5 
He rises, who ma 9* 
He sat serene upo 61 
He shall descend 81 
He shall obtain th 55 
He shall reign fro 601 
He sits at God's 534 
He speaks, and, li 7 
He still the ancie 159 
He tells us we 're 444 
He that hath pity 619 
He took into his 160 
He took the dyin 84 
He wept that we 228 
He who for men S8 



INDEX OF VESSES. 



21 



He wlio, so patie 
He wills tbat I sli 
Hefldlong we cle 
Hear and save me 
Hear, for thou, O 
He:irbini,vedeaf 
Hear, O hear our 
Hear thou our pra 
Heavenly, all-allu 
Heavenly Father 
Heavenly Guide f 
Heavenward our 
Heirs of the same 
He '11 never quen 
Help us to build 
Help us to make 
Help us to see th 
Help us, with hoi 
Helpless, howe'ev 
Hence may all cu 
Hence our hearts 
Hence spran;^ the 
Hence, ye vain ca 
Henceforth may n 
Henceforth our co 
Henceforth to the 
Her hands are fill 
Her portion in tho 
Here at that cross 
Here freedom spr 
Here I'll raise min 
Here I would fore 
Here in the body 
Here in their hou's 
Here, in thine ow 
Here let our feet 
Here let the blind 
Here let the grea 
Here let the voice 
Here li;jht descen 
Here may our unb 
Here may the list 
Hero may the wre 
Here may thine e 
Here may thy fai 
Here may thy trut 
Here pardon, life. 
Here, Saviour, de 
Hero see the bre 
Here the dark voi 
Here the fair tree 
Here the Redeem 
Here the whole D 
Here then I doubt 
Here, then, my G 
Here, then, to the 



Here to thee a tern 
Here will I set up 
Here, with the' as 
Here's love and gr 
High Heaven, tha 
High is thy power 
High on his holy 
Hieh on thv Fath 
High throned on h 
Him by faith we 
Him eye to eye w 
Him though high 
ilif 



Him to know 
Himself prepires 
His attributes div 
His blood demand 
His comforts bear 
His freed affectio 
His glcry our desi 
His goodness eve 
His government s 
His grace and me 
His grace is most 
His heart no brok 
His mfant cries pr 
His kmgdom can 
His love surpassin 
His love within us 
His militant embo 
His name shall be 
His name the sinn 
His name jdelds 
His only righteou 
His power, increa 
His precious bloo 
His purposes will 
His sacred limbs 
His son the father 
His sov'reign pow 
His sov'reign pow- 
er, without our 
His Spirit, which 
His vict'ry hath d 
His voice sublime 
His witness withi 
His word did out 
His words the hap 
His work my hoa 
Ho ! all ye hungr 
Ho ! ye that pant 
Hold on thy way 
Holv Ghost, no m 
Holy Ghost, the C 
Holy, holy, holy 
uuu I Homeward boimd 
4921 Honour, and migh 

46 



Horrors all hearts 666 
Hosanna, on the 606 
How beauteous na 36'2 
How blessed are 123 
How blest are the 318 
How can it be^ th 318 
How careful tnen 6G6 
How charming is 128 
How excellent, O 49 
How gentle was t 531 
How good thou ar 530 
How great the ri 83 
How great thy m 157 
How happy arc o VIS 
How happy the a 054 
How happy the m 275 
How happy the pe 669 
How long. Lord, 240 
How long shallja 588 
How oft they look 284 
How oft, when da 552 
How often, when 628 
How rich the dep 172 
How shall I leave 641 
How shall I me«t 398 
How shall pollute 71 
How shall weak 246 
How short my su 469 
How should our so 36 
How strange, ho 70 
How swift to sav 459 
How then ought I 6J3 
How vain a toy is 540 
How would my fa 245 
Humbly en thee I 259 

I ask in confidenc 341 
I aA no higher St 313 
I ask the blood-bo 323 
I ask them whene 55S 
I calmly bow'd m 396 
I can but p»rish if 217 
I cannot rest till in 312 
I cannot wash my 252 
I cast my care on 543 
I come, if thou my oy4 
I come, thy serva 562 
I deprecate tbat d 233 
I find him lifting 2S0 
I hat« my sins, no 307 
I have long ■ss-ith 244 
I have no skill the 455 
I have the things 340 
I hear thy word in 406 
I hold thee with a 47T 
I, I alone have do 88 



INDEX OF VERSES. 



know inlliee all IS? 
know the work 225 
know thee, Sav 388 
laid me down an 528 
lay my body do 366 
lift miiie eyes to 294 
loi-.the myself w 242 
long to see thy 514 
look to mv inca 292 
love hy faith to 386 
love in solitude 386 
love the Lord: 525 
love thy Church W, 
love to thmk on 386 
magnify thy gra 271 
may not to thy S97 
must the fair ex 3"4 
need not tell th 387 
nov,- believe, in 217 
now from all my 230 
now would feel 310 
, of such fellows 397 
pay this evening 367 
perish, and my 236 
rest beneath the 529 
rest in thine aim 308 
rest upon thy wo 347 
rested in the out 509 
'11 goto Jesus, th 216 
'11 lift my hands, 285 

ie you! 
11 praise him 
seethe exceedin 312 
see the perfect la 509 
shall fully be re 322 
shall nothmgkn 322 
shall suli'er and 322 
shall then show 488 
shall triumph ev 322 
bigh to think of 513 
suik, if thou Ion 253 
starve, he cries, 259 
take thee at thy 255 
take these little €43 
thank thee for th 340 
, too, with thee, 312 
tremble, lest th 233 
trust in thy eter 538 
wait my vigour 483 
wait thy will to 392 
wait till he shall 289 
want a godly fe 347 
v/ant a sober mi 346 
want a true, reg 347 
want the witnes 313 
want thy life, th 329 



I will accept his 204 
I will improve w 204 
I will not fear, th 528 
I will not let thee S34 
I wonder and ador 523 
I would be thine ; 222 
I would, but thou £07 
I would not live al 568 
I would not sigh 485 
I would not to th 190 
I would submit to 281 
I would thj' boun 178 
I yield my heart 357 
I yield myself to 364 
If aught can there 620 
If, drawn by thin 226 
If earthly parents 116 
If every one that 115 
If, for thy sake, up 449 
If he our ways sh 189 
If I have only kn 2S2 
If I have tasted 345 
If in this darksom 489 
If in this feeble fl 490 
If mercy cannot d 231 
If mercy is indeed 496 
If near the pit I ra 346 
If now the witnes 283 
If now thine influ 330 
If novrthou stand 666 
If now thou talke 224 
If on the wings of 65 
If pain afflict, or w 331 
If pure essential lo 427 
If rough and tbor 489 
If sang the morni 591 
If sin be pardon'd 645 
If so poor a worm 316 
If sometimes I str 218 
If sorrow would s 242 
If such a worm as 490 
If such the sweet 395 
If thou hast call'd 622 
If thou shouldstq 159 
If thou the secret 105 
If thou these bles 337 
If thou wilt seek 209 
If to the right or 

left I stray. His 345 
If to the right or 

left I stray, Tha 349 
If to the right or 416 
If what I wish is 529 
If yet, while pard 21 9 
Implant it deep w 306 
In a dry land, beh 359 



n all my wavs 111 455 
a all our Maker's 5^ 
n all the tinier of 459 
n blessing thee w 359 
n condescending fiS'i 
n darkest shades 531 
n each event of lif 373 
n error's maze m 545 
n every jf^y that 373 
n every land beg 13 
n every new dist 579 
u every temptijig 5ST 
n fellowship alo 435 
n fierce temptati 348 
n flesh we part a 675 
n foreign realms, 621 
n God we put our 293 
n heaven the rap 75 
n heaven thou re 50 
nhunwehavepe 36 
n his great Name 19 
n holy duties, let 152 
n hope, believing 468 
n hope of that im 574 
n Jesus' name be 135 
n light unaearcha 69 
In manifested lev 83 
n me thine utmo S46 
n me thy Spirit 345 
n mercy,"now, fo 243 
n midst of dange 622 
n native white an 48 
n one fraternal b 411 
n our Redeemer's 368 
n panoply of trut 431 
n part we know 499 
n prayer my soul 517 
n safety lead thy 355 
n shming white t 111 
n spite of our re 450 
n suff'ring be th 494 
nthat lone land 193 
n the furnace Go 146 
n thenddstof afi C04 
n the rite thou ha 165 
n thee, Lord, I 308 
n them let all ma 140 
n them may 'stth 619 
n thine all-gracio 378 
n this identic bo 661 
u those dark, si!e 657 
n thy holy incar 169 
n thy pavilion to 498 
n thy revealing 63 
n trouble's dark 39 
a vain may guilt 56 



INDEX OF "VERSES. 



723 



In rain the stoce, 
In vain thou strug ; 
In vain we tune o 
In want, my plen 
In wisdcui iufinit 
In Zion God is l;n 
Incarnate Deity.. 
Intinite j^y, or en 
Infinite strength a 
Insatiate to this s 
Inspired with pra 
Into temptation le 
Into that happy n 
Into thy hands, m 
Inured to poverty 
Is crucified for m 
Is here a soul that 
Is not e'en death 
Is not thy grace as 
Is. there a thing 
Is there a thhig th 
It heam'd on Ede 
It cost thy blood 
xt hallows every 
It is finish'd ! w 
It makes the wou 
It runs divinely cl 
It stands securely 
It sweetly cheers 
Its energy exert. 
Its pleasures can 
Its sacred shruie 
Its streams the wh 

Jehovah, Christ, I 
Jehovah, Father, 
Jehovah, God the 
Jehovah, God the 
Spirit, shine . . . 
Jehovah, in three 
Jerusalem ! my h 
Jesus, accept our 
Jesus all the day 
Jesus, attend ; th 
Jesus can make a 
Jesus, confirm my 
Jesus, descended 
Jesus, for this we 
Jesus, Friend of h 
Jesus, full of trut 
Jesus, hail ! enthr 
Jesus ! harmoninu 
Jesus hath died fo 
Jesus, I hang upo 
Jesus, m thy great ; 
Jesus, in thy nam 



96 


Jesus is glorified 125 


Knowing as I am 


563 


381 


Jesus is worthy to 9 






120 


Jesus, let all thy 131 


Lame as I am, I ta 


SR9 


546 


Jesus, let mvuatu 50B 


Lay to thy might 


511 


61 


Jesus, let ofir fait 621 


Laythy.?iipportin 


399 


519 


Jesus, my all in al 5-10 


Lcaniiig on Jesus' 


400 


537 


Jesus, my God ! I 482 


Learning's rediin 


605 


635 


Jesus, my heart's 105 


Leave :he not, my 


391 


47 


Jesus, my Shephe 118 


Leave no ung-aaril 


433 


115 


Jesus, my strei\gt 266 


Leave to his sov 


4G5 


4S 


Jesus, now teach 121 


Led bv l!iL- :''-':t 


40 


834 


Jesus, on me best 225 


Lea.::'.v :,::.. ■.,. 




356 


Jesus, our great 


Lesi i;.'.. • ■. 1 . . 


-,\A 


396 


High Priest, Has 112 


Let :. ... ■ . 


.,:4 


528 


Jesus, our gTeat 


Let :.:; i:. :. _>; 


i'l 


86 


High Priest, Hat 180 


Let all the rat.- u 


594 


191 


Jesus, our Lord, 22 


Let all the saints 


512 


650 


Jesus, our tender 428 


Letal! wliofor th 


421 


511 


Jesus protects ; m 52S 


LetaUwl..,,.,,-..;. 


1-9 


461 


Jesus, see my pan 321 


Let a...-.-. .: . ^ 


: ".I 


461 


Jesus, seek thy w 232 
Jesus the ancient 156 


Let :-;,r ; ■ ,: . 


-:.d 


580 


Let.-:. 


: T5 


233 


Jesus, the crowni 301 


Letc:-.- ■ : •:. 


'> '"} 


531 


Jesus '.—the Nam 1 


Let.-:.: ■ :: 


1 '5 


92 


Jfsus, the Name 


Let c '■ • ■■ . _' 


■5 


in 


to sinners dear. 136 


Let.v : - : 


12 


163 


Jesus the pris'ner 136 


Let.x ,:;. .■- ; 


-,11 


510 


Jesus, the Saviour 533 


Let..: - ■ :. 


12 


401 


Jesus, the weary 452 


Let!/::.: ...: . 




410 


Jesus their toil de 135 


Let p.- .:: -^ :.:.-; 


:-:4 


419 


Jesus, thine aid af 514 


Lethui-ub]e,penit 


108 


580 


Jesus, thine own a 311 


Letjoyandwcrsh 


47 


119 


Jesus, thou for me 260 


Let me alone, th 


331 




Jesus, thou source 611 


Let me never from 


118 


64 


Jesus, thy blood, 1S1 


Let me no move, in 


490 


44 


Jesus, thy smiles 520 


Let me thy witiie 


294 


352 


Jesus, thy speaki 634 


Let me withhorro 


231 




Jesus, to whom I 531 


Let n,.t conscience 


i05 


353 


Jesus ! transport! 184 


Let others str.Mch 


540 


61 


Jesus, vouchsafe a 644 


Let peace within 


30 


663 


Jesus,vouchsafe ni 256 


Let sickness blast 


660 


461 


Jesus, with us tho 156 


Let sin no more m 


ss 


213 


Jesus, we look to £6 


Let that mercy ve 


610 


422 


Jesus', we thy pr 42y 


Let the dumb wo 


87 


642 


Join we then, wit 656 


Let the elder,- pra 


15 


344 


Join'd in one spiri 611 


Let the fruits. .fg 


429 


91 


Join'd with those 68 


Let the living her 


519 


291 


Joyofthedesolat 1S3 


Let the living sto 


oOS 


426 


Joyful all ve nati 80 


Let the ransom'd 


15 


251 


Joyful, with all th 645 


Let there be light 


120 


113 


Judge not the Lo 445 
Justly might thy 243 


Let these, God, 


403 


ISo 


Let tliis blest hop 


365 


434 




Let this ir.y every 


536 


291 


Keep the souls wh 621 


Let thrones, and p 


60T 


50S 


Kind Intercessor, 611 


Letthrongina-mul 


134 


31 


Kindled his relent 24-1 


Let thy blood, by 


no 



24 



IKDEX OF ^^RSES. 



Let thy eternal tr 42 
Let th'y holy Chil 577 
Let us all toarethe 425 
Let us fi.r e:u-h ot 4-20 
Let us in lite, iii 486 
Let us still to thee 351 
Let us then rejoic 309 
Let us then sweet 413 
Let us then with 420 
Life and peace to 118 
Life his healmg bl 26-2 
Life's labour done 651 
LilVs poor cl istinc 10 
Lift to the arch of 48 
Lift up, for all ma 132 
Lift up thv counte 279 
Lift up thystrea 215 
Light, in thy ligh 279 
Light of the vi-orld, 

again appear.. .585 
Light of the world ! 

thy beams I 4S5 

Lilte'him, maywe 606 
Like mighty rushi 122 
Like mighty wind 126 
Like the rough se 200 
Listen to the won 74 
Live, till the Lord 427 
Lives again our gl 97 
Lo, every kindred 591 
Lo! from their sea 668 
Lo ! glad I come ; 270 
Lo ! God is here ! 29 
Lo ! his triumpha 99 
Lo ! such the chil 604 
Lo ! the incarnate 206 
Lo ! 'tis an infant 607 
Lo! 'tis He! our 664 
Lo ! to the hills I 228 
Lo ! with deep co 610 
Loathsome, and v 191 
Long as I live be 392 
Long as our fiery 333 
Ljughave they in 134 
Long my impriso 269 
Look, as when thi 229 
Look, as when thy 230 
Look how we gro 120 
Lyose all jour bar 99 
Lord, arm me wit 321 
Lord, at thy feet I 256 
Lord ! everlastuig 404 
Lord, for tiiy glor 48 
Lord, form my te 460 
Lord, from thy wo- 43 
Lord, gi vows "sach 342 



Lord, I am blmd, 220 
Lord, I am sick,— 220 
Lord, I believe thy 

power the same 299 
Lord, I believe thy 

precious blood. 110 
Lord, I believe we 110 
Lord, I come to th 336 
Liird, I my vows 359 
Lord, I will not le 280 
Lord, if I now thy 141 
Lord, if thou didst 

the wish infuse 374 
Lord, if thou didst 

thj'self inspire. 135 
Lord, if thou wilt 191 
Lord, in this sacre 153 
Lord, in thy love 14S 
Lord, it is my eh 274 
Lord Jesus, bo our 573 
Lord, let my soul 364 
Lord, let US put on 570 
Lord, may our uni 411 
Lord, may that ho 153 
Lord ! obediently 498 
Lord of the nation 617 
Lord, on thee cur 41 
Lord ! on thy cros 87 
Lord, shall the br 464 
Lord, shall we liv 507 
Lord, teach our he 35 
Lord, 'tis not ours 5S2 
Lord, through ano 634 
Lord, we believe 102 
Lord, we commen 134 
Lord ! what is ma 49 
Lord, what shall 23 
Lost are they now 130 
Loud hallelujahs 

sing 471 

Loud hallelujahs 

to thy Name.. 35 
Love only can the 319 
Love's mysterious 170 
Love's redeeming 97 
Lover of souls '. th 87 
Lover of souls, to 223 
Lowly, loving, me 322 

Make good their 133 
Make us all Ln th 430 
Make us into one 419 
Make us of one he 420 
Mark but that rad 646 
Mark what wond 623 
May all mankind 80 



^lay he teach as 
May I remember 
May our light be 
May that observi 
May they in Jesus 
.\Iav thy rich gra 
Miiy thy Spirit he 
May thy will, not 
Maywe receive th 
May we this life 
May we with cal 
Me and my house 
Me, behold; thy 
Me for thine own 
]Me, in my blood, 
Me, me, who still 
Me with that rest 
Meanest of all th 
Mercy and grace 
Mercy, and grace, 

and peace, . ... 
Mercy 1 ask to se 
Merciful God, ho 
Merciful God, thy 
Mere worldly goo 
Messiah's name s 
Methinks I see a 
Might I enjoy the 
Might I in thv sig 
Might view the L 
Mightiest kings h 
Millions before th 
Millions of happy 
Millions of sinners 
Millions of souls, 
Minutes and mere 
More and more le 
More dear thaB lif 
More favour'd th 
More of thy life, a 
Move, and actuat 
My crimes are gre 
My days are shor 
I\Iy days, uncloud 
My d ying Saviour 
My earth thou wa 
My every weak. 
My faith as gold 
My Father, God, 
My Father, God ! 

that gracious w 
My feet shall trav 
My flesh, which c 
My God, in Jesus 
My God is reeonc 
My God I O could 



679 
45S 
475 
335 
129 
850 
577 
311 

30 
362 
370 
375 
273 
529 
971 
223 
301 

39 

65 

109 
2.M 
628 

64 
250 M 
608 
643 

23 
232 

596 

49 

S7 
177 
162 
366 
414 



INDEX OP VERSES. 



25 



My ffraoions Mast 7 
My heart, which 191 
My hi.pe, my trus 463 
My bumbled s<iul 24-2 
MV life I w..uld un 361 
Mv life is but a sp 637 
MV liiV. my bl.^oil 390 
Mv life, my port! -258 
My lifted eye, wit 313 
My lips shall dwe 59 
Mv lips with sha 241 
My Lord, if indee 539 
My message as fr 210 
My mind, by thy 238 
My oft-repeated p 462 
My one desire be 258 
My passions hold 541 
My peace, my lif 330 
My grayer ha'th p 3SS 
Mv Saviour, by hi 523 
My Saviour, how 89 
My Saviour, let th 475 
My sin's iiicurabl 191 
My solemn engag 274 
My soul and all its 392 
My soul breaks ou 316 
My soul, in pleasi 363 
My soul lies humb 249 
My soul obeys the 195 
My soul shall the 305 
Mv soul to thee al 367 
My soul, with che 106 
My soul with thy 345 
My soul would lea 537 
My sph-it, in his h 363 
Mv spirit, Lord, al 349 
My steadfast soul 323 
My suff'ring time 348 
My thoughts lie o 56 
My trespass was 186 
My restless soul cr 324 
My will be swallo 495 
My willing soul w 149 
Mv wisdom and 293 
Myriads of bright 504 
Myself I cannot sa 867 
Much of my time 366 
Must 1 be carried 438 

Kature, in wild a 656 
Nay, but I yield, I 258 
Neither sin, nor e 339 
Ne'er let thy glor 577 
Ne'er think the vi 437 
Ne'er was a heart 240 
Ne'er will the Lo 468 , 



Never let the wor 
Never love nor so 
Never shall I wan 
Never wiU I rem 
New time, new fa 
Night unto night 
Nipp'd by the wi 
No accents flow. 
No anger, hencef 
No anxious doubt, 
No chilling winds 
No cloud those re 
No condemnation 
No good word, or 
No longer then m 
No man can truly 
No matter which 
No more fatigue. 
No more I stagger 
No more let creat 
No other right ha 
No ! rather let me 
No room for mirth 
No rnde alarms of 
No slightest touch 
No strength of our 
No symbol visible 
No terror has dea 
No : though the a 
None else will he 
None who are tru 
Nor, as he in the 
Nor bleeding bird 
Nor earth, nor all 
Nor let the good 
Nor pain, nor grie 
Nor shall my ton^ 
Nor these alone th 
Nor will I cease th 
Not a doubt d'.th 
Not all our groans 
Not all the harps 
Not angel tongues 
Not in the name 
Not m the tombs 
Not now on Zion's 
Not one, but all ou 
Not to the last ! T 
Not what we ■vvis 
Nothing hath the 
Nothing I ask or 
Nothing is worth 
Nothing less wiU 
Nothing on earth 
Nothing ye in exc 
Now as yesterday 



Now Dless, thou G 
Now, Father, Son 
Now, from thy thr 
Now God invites ; 
Nowglorv'to God 
Now I repent ; no 
Now, if thy graci 
Now incline me to 
Now Is his truth 
Now is the accept 
Now, Jesus, now 
Now lend thy gra 
Now let me gain 
Now let me in the 
Now let our dark 
Now let the world 
Now let thy Spirit 
Now, Lord', I hav 
Now, Lord, to wh 
Now, only now, a 
Now pardon, life, 
Now purify my fa 
Now rest, my long 
Now, Saviour, let 
Now, Saviour, no 
Now the full glori 
Now, then, my G 
Now, then, the ce 
Now to our eyes d 
Now to the God of 
Now to thee, thou 
Now to thy house 
Now will we bless 
Now, ye needy, co 
Number'd aniong 



arm me with th 
O be a nobler por 
0, be thou presen 
O believe the reco 
bid this trifling 
541 j 0, by the anguish 
538 [ O change these he 
2S j O, clothe their wo 
136 I 1 come, and reig 
44 j O come, and with 
15210, come tothyser 
44610 death! where is 
378 O do not sutler hi 
674 1 O do thou alwaj-s 
270 { enter this desol 
644 I O Father of merci 
325 I for a faith like 
305 I for a lowly, con 
212 t Ofor a trumpet vo 
47410 for that power 



26 



INDEX OF ^'ERSES. 



fr.r the death of 650 
On.i-xlie living fla 15 
O for tJiis luve let 85 
O, for thy truth an 5S9 
O give me faith, 4S1 
O give us eyes of 2-23 
O God, how faithf 156 
O God, let all my 360 
O God, mine inmo 633 
O God, our help ill 636 
O God our King, 23 
O God, thou art m 513 
O God ! thy recor 265 
O grant that uoth 494 
O guard our shore 617 
O happy bond, th 272 
happy, happy 

day. That calls 675 
O happy, happy 

soul 1 In eestasi 653 
happy scenes ab 464 
happy souls tha 21 
O hear "God's voic 199 
O hearken to my 259 
O hide this self fr 491 
holy, holy, holy 50 
O how can words 501 
O how shall I the 286 
O how wav'ring is 508 
O Jesus! appear, 40 
OJesus,conldIth 244 
O Jesus, full of gr 247 
O Jesus, if this be 654 
O Jesus, now my 328 
O Jesus, of thee I 521 
O Jesus, once roc 626 
O Jesus, ride on, ISa 
O Jesus, there is 108 
O let me have thy 390 
O let me never bl 390 
O let my soul on 364 
O let our heart an 138 
O let our love and 136 
O let that glorious 602 
O let the same al 362 
O let them all thy 140 
O let them spread 129 
O let these earth 148 
O let thine unction 159 
O let thy chosen 354 
O let thy death's 649 
O, let thy grace in 55 
let thy light my 461 
O let thy love my 91 
O let thv rising be 362 
O let thy sacred 305 



O let thy Spirit sh 
O let us all join ha 



O let us by thy 
fii ■ 
our own 



it us find Ih. 



O 
O 

O let us still proc 
O let us stir each 
O let us take a so 
O let us thus goon 
let us tread the 
O Light divine ! 
Olightof Zion,no 
O long-expected d 
O Lord God Alnii 
O Lord, how exc 
O Lord, if mercy 
O JjiTcl, our effort 
O Lord what hea 
love, thou botto 
Love, thy sov're 
O make nie all lik 
O may all enjoy th 
O may I bear som 
O may I calmly w 
O may I hear thy 
O may I learn the 
O may I love lik'j 
O may I never tu 
O may I set my fa 
O may I still from 
O may I triumph 
may I worthy p 
O may my broken 
may my soul, w 
may no gloomy 
may one beam 
may our more h 
O ! may our symp 
O may the gracjj 
may the e;;eat 
may the prospe 
O may the return 
may the uncorr 
may these heav 
O may thine own 
O may this weak, 
O may thy quick 
O may thy Spirit 

guide my feet.. 
O may thy Spirit 

seal Our souls. . 
O may we all be 
may we all imp 
O may we all, lik 
O may we al! triu 
O may we ever w 



249 1 may we. Lord, 
418 ' O may we throug 
297 I O, may we tread 
419 

my offended Lo 
O never suffer me 
O, on that day, th 
O plant ill me" thy 
receive us to th 
remember me fo 
O send thy light 
O set upon thysel 
O, shall not w"arm 
O spare me yet, I 
O spread thy cov 
O that all men wo 
O that each, in th 
O that I could all 
that I could for 
O that I could the 
O that J could, v,-i 
679 O that r might at 
61 I that I might no 



O that I never, ne 
O that I now, fro 
O that I nov,- the 

rest might 

O that I now the 

voice might... 
O that in me the 
O that it now from 
O that men would 
O that my heart 
O that my tender 
that our faith m 
O that our light m 
O that onr though 
O that the Comfor 
O that the perfect 
O that the world 

might know. .. 
that the world 

might titste and 
O ! that the world 

the art might.. 
O that to thee my 
O that we all mig 
that we now th 
O that, with all th 
O that with yonde 
that, without a 
O the rapturous h 
O the transporting 
O then, aloud, m 
O, think what vas 
O thou ahnighty 



INDEX OF VEESES. 



727 



tto;!, by wlinm 
O thou dear siiff'ri 
O thou eternal Ru 
thou, to whom, 
thou who givest 
thou! who o'er 
O thou who seest 
O! to grace how 
tune our tongue 
O turn us, turn us, 
unexampled lov 
O warm my heart 
O wash my soul fr 
O watch, and figh 
O what a blessed 
O what a joyful m 
O what a pure de 
O what are all my 
O what hath Jesu 
O what shall we 
O when, thou city 
O when wilt thou 
O v.'ho could bear 
O wondrous know 
O, wondrous love ! 
O would he more 
O would my Lord 
O wouldst thou ag 
O wouldst thou, L 
O wretched state 
O ye banish'd see 
O ye of feariul he 
Obedient faith, th 
Obedient to thy w 
O'er all those wid 
O'er the pagan's 
O'erwhelm'd wit 
O'erwhelm'd with 
thy stupendous 
Of all the pious de 
Of all thou hast m 
Of all thy heart's 
Of thine unbound 
Oft as I lay me do 
Oft did I with the 
Oft I in my heart 
Oiimipotent Rede 
On cherubim and 
On earth we wea 
On his shoulder he 
On me, on all, so 
On me the faith di 
On my sad heart 
On thee alone mv 
Onthee,OGod,iii 
On thee we humb 



332 ' On this auspicious 

90 , On this benighted 
586 , On this glad day 

44 , On thy redeeming 
605: On us the Father's 
571 jOn wings of love 
189 Once they were m 
536 One army of the 
161 One day in such a 
610 One family we dw 
1*5 One only care my 
150 One only gift can 
241 ' One only way the 
437 1 One undirided Tr 
652 ' Only belieye, in li 
422 Only Thee conten 
158 ' Open mine eyes th 
574 Open my faith's in 
574 I Open now the cry 

40 Open the intercou 
562 Open their eyes t 
292 [ Open wide, O God 
447 \ Or if this night sh 

56 i Or wom by slowly 
246 I Other knowledge 
552 Other refuge hav 
642 1 Our brother the h 

82 j Our chart, thy wr 
436 ' Our contrite spirit 
671 ' Our daily bread su 
497 I Our dearest joys, 
294 ' Our eyes have se 
265 , Our eyes no longe 
394 j Our fainting souls 
555 Our fallen, ruin'd 
590 Our fathers, wher 
450 ! Our glad hosaunas 
! Our glorious Lead 
302 ! Our hearts exult i 
638 I Our heavenly Fat 
513 ; Our joy, to sing of 
652 ' Our labours done, 

60 ; Our life, and heal 
409 Our life is a drea 
509 Our life is hid wit 
261 I Our life, while tho 
527 j Our lives those ho 

51 ! Our mia'rj' doth fo 
380 Our rilouming is al 

78 Our mouth as in th 

39 I Our nature shall n 
311 Our nature's turn 
196 I Our num'rous grie 
172 I Our offspring, still 
290 I Our only help in 
129 1 Our prayers assist 



151 1 Our residue of da 



Our rising world 
Our sons hencefor : 
Our souls and bo- 



519 

96 
843 

no 

618 
556 

573 To fear nnd 
149 1 Our souls are in hi 
573 1 Our souls, obodien 
256; Our souls rcjoicin 
Our spia-its drink a 
Om' spirits too sha 
Our vows, our pra 
Our wasting lives 
Our watchful gua 
Our way to God w 
Our wishes, our d 
493 1 Out of great distr 
Out of the deep re 
206 

Pale death, with 
Pardon, and grace 
Pardon and peace 
abound ; lie wi 
Pardon and peace 
to dying men... 
Pardon, O God,m 
Pardon'd for all th 
Part of thy Niime 
Partakers of the S 
Paschal Lamb, by 
Pass a few Heetin 
Patient the appoi 
Peace on earth, g 
People and realm 
People of many a 
Perfect our souls 
Perhaps he will a 
Permit them to ap 
Pity and heal my 
Pity the dav of fe 
Place on the Lord 
Pleasure, and we 
Plenteous grace w 
Poor and vile in m 
Poor I may be — d 
Poor, sinful, thirst 
Pour out the pro 
Power o'er the w 
Praise him, ye wh 
Praise with "my h 
Pray for Jerusalc 
Prayer is the bur 
Prayer is the Chri 
Prayer is the cont 



578 



:28 



INDEX OF VERSES. 



Praypr is the sim 331 ' 

Prayer nialses the 336, 
Prepare, and then 221 
Prepared, by grac 553 
Present alike in e 67; 
Present we know 28; 
Present we still in 676' 
Preserve it<romt 680 ; 
Prinaes, this clay 642 ] 
Pris'ner, long det 662 ' 
Pria'ner of hope, I 237 | 
Pris'ners of hope, 361 ! 
Proclaim hosanna 608 
Pronounce the gla 36 
Prostrate I'll he b 216 
Protect, me from t 459 
Pure love to God 330 

Quick as their tho 284 

Rage, while our fa 625 
Raised by the bre 497 
Raised on devotio 53 ' 
Ready for all thy 344 
Ready for you the 211 
Ree.dv the Father 211 
Ready the Spirit 211 
Ready thou art th 38 
Rebel, ye waves, 54 
Rebuild thy walls 142 
Rebuke our rage ; 418 
Receive the purch 249 
Redeem'd from ea 853 
Redeemer, full of 216 
Redeemer ! grant 607 
Redemption in his 326 
Refining fire, go t 323 
Reflect, thou hast 203 
Refresh us with a 39 
Regard me with a 189 
Regard our praye 355 
Regard thine own 415 
Reign in me. Lor 320 
Re.ioice in gloriou 534 
Rejoice, ye that lo 602 
Rej'jicing now in 295 
Relief alone is fou 177, 
Remember, Lord, j 

my sins no mor 302^ 
Remember, Lord, j 

the ancient day 511 
Remember thee a 163 
Remember thee ! 164 
Remove this hard 291 
Renew our souls w 84 
Renew thuje ima 486 



Renouncing every 371 
Rest for my soid I 307 
Resting in this gl 674 
Restored by recon 237 
Restraining praye 336 
Rests secure the r 674 
Return, O holy D 516 
Return, O Lord of 511 
Return, O wander 213 
Riches, as seemet 62 
Riches nnsearcha 505 
Ride forth, victor 597 
Rise, Lord, and h 517 
Rising to sing my 409 
Rivers of love and 181 
Rivers to the ocea 557 
Roar on, ye wave 625 
Round each habit 145 

Safe from the wor 606 
Safe is the expand 402 
Safe through this 107 
Sages, leave your 77 
Saints and angels 206 
Saints before the 77 
Saints, begin the 55S 
Saints below, wit 12 
Saints in glory, pe 402 
Salvation in that 228 
Salvation! let the 175 
Salvation! Othou 175 
Salvation to God 17 
Satan, with all his 315 
Save me from dea 105 
Save me from pri 351 
Save, till all these 621 
Save us by grace, 263 
Save us from the 351 
Save us, in the pr 351 
Saved by the raer 652 
Saved from the f 329 
Savionr, accept tb 659 
Saviour, and Priu 192 
Saviour ! at thy fe 311 
Saviour from sin, 325 
Saviour, I thank t 316 
Saviour, look dow 418 
Saviour of men, in 375 
Saviour, Prince, e 229 
Saviour ! thy mee 401 
Saviour, to me, in 232 
Saviour, to thee m 329 
Saviour, where'er 489 
Saw ye not the cl 600 
Say, shall we viel 76 
Say to the hea'the 596 



I Scatter the last re 320 
Seiu-ch tiiou our h 57 
Seasons, and mon 612 
Sei^sous and moon 373 
Seated at God's ri 103 
Secure from death lOS 
Secure, in danger 394 
See all yoiir sins 184 
See, at thy throne 519 
See, Christ, with.21» 
See from his head 93 
See from his wou 89 
See from the Roc 212 
See, he lifts his ha 100: 
See him set forth 210 
See, in the Sa-\-iou 196 
See, Lord, tlie tra 290 
See my utter help 524 
See on'the mounts 432' 
Se* the haven full 402 
See the stars from 664 
See, tlie streams 144' 
See, where before 268 
See where o'er de 583 
See where the Go 182 
See where the ser 135 
Seek ye my face ;. 498 
Send forth thy wo 537 
Send sjme messa 41 
Send, then, thy se 583 
Send us the Spirit 281 
Sent by my Lord, 20& 
Serene I laid me 361 
Set up thv throne 597 
Shake oil' the ban 145 
Shake off the dus 145 
Shall aught begui 479 
Shall guilty fears 51? 
Shall I, amidst a 203 
Shall I be mute, 46 
Shall I not then e 375 
Shall I, to soothe 391 
Shall we, whose 584 
Shed on those, w 603 
Shepherds, in the 77 
Shine to his prais 72 
Short of thy love 283 
Should dread of w 462 
Should earth agai 439 
Should sudden ve 241 
Should swift deat 365 
Shout, all the peo 665 
Shout in the raids 627, 
Shout to the Lord 72 
Show me the bloo 190 
Show me what I 336 



INDEX OF \TERSES. 



'29 



Show them the W 354 
Shudder not to pa 40'2 
Shutupinanbelie 1-24 
Since by thy ligh 193 
Since I must fi^ht 439 
Since thou a pityi 530 
Smce thou hast bi 47-2 
Since thon would 326 
Sing of his dying 8 
Sing to the Lord ! 57 
Sing we then in J 429 
Sinlk down, ye se 542 
Sinners, expect th 6G8 
Sinners, from eart 37 
Sinners, his life fo 209 
Sinners of old tho 193 
Siijiiers, tuni ; wh 214 
Sinners, whose lo Hi 
Sinners, wrung w 77 
Sin's deceitfulnes 520 
Smell the sweet o 423 
Smile on my minu 363 
Soar we now whe 97 
So be it; let this s 073 
So blooms the ha 660 
So fades a summe 650 
So I may thv Spir 303 
SoJesuslonk'don 618 
So Josus slept ; — 656 
So let thy grace 56 
So may our youth 604 
So may the unbeli 412 
So may the words 406 
So shall I bless th 307 
So shall my walk 516 
So shall our sun of 42 
So shall the brigh 127 
So shall the visits 386 
So shall the world 415 
So shall thy choic 40 
So shall w"e pray 281 
So when in silence 472 
So when my lates 563 
So, when on Zion 452 
So, whene'er the 680 
So wretched and 505 
Sole, self-existing 66 
Songs of praise a 12 
Sons of God, your 600 
Soon as from eart 641 
Soon as the eveni 45 
Soon as the morn 

the light reveal 517 
Soon as the mora 

with roses 384 

Sooa as we draw 187 



Soon, borne on tim 193 
Soon from us the 364 
Soon shall t learn 550 
Soon shall ocean's 664 
Soon shall our dou 467 
Soon shall we hea 8 
Soon to come to e 378 
Soon will our eart COS 
Soon will the tr-il 466 
Sorrow and fsar a 531 
Soul of my soul, r 306 
Source of "sweetes 124 
Sourceof truth, \v 603 
Sov'reign Father 31 
Speak land the w 597 
Speak but the re 418 
Speak, gracious L 220 
Speak, Lord, and 240 
Speak the second 32" 
Speak thy pard'n 11 
Speak to my warr 452 
Speak, with that 197 
Spirit of faith, my 153 
Spirit of grace ! a 500 
Spirit of grace ! O 30 
Spirit of life, and 121 
Spirit of light, ex 122 
Spirit of purity an 124 
Spirit of truth and 592 
Spirit of truth, be 122 
Spotless, sincere, 102 
Spread for thee, t 212 
Spread through th 589 
Sprinkle me, Siivi 351 
Sprinkled now wi 211 
Stand then in his 433 
Standing now as 245 
Still art thou ever 215 
Still hea%-j' is thy 465 
Still hide me in th 377 
Still hold my soul 

in life, I prav.. 394 
Still hold my soul 

in second life... 481 
Still hold the star 133 
Still let him with 346 
Still let it on the 25 
Still letme live th 491 
Still let them cou 529 
Still let thy tears 89 
Still let thy wisd 269 
Still let us own on 419 
Still, Lord, thy sa 436 
StUl may I trust in 463 
Still may I walk 496 
Still may thy chi 42 



Still may we to on 428 
Still, O Lord, our 430 
Still our Advocate 106 
Still restless natur 71 
Still sure to me th 231 
Still to the lowly 299 
Still we believe, a 403 
Still we wait for 222 
Strangers and pil 496 
Stripp'd of oacli e 531 
Strive we, in aife 428 
Strong Creator, S 378 
S'ronger his love 324 
Stronger than de 27 S 
Struggle through 655 
Subdue in us the 413 
Subdue the p<5wer 117 
Sublime on his et 673 
Submissive to thy 639 
Subsists as in us a 676 
Such blessings, fr 42 
Such is the Chris 646 
Sufi''riug Son of m 393 
Snn and moon are 664 
Superior to my fo 390 
Supply what ever 428 
Supreme and all-s 09 
Sure as thy truth 147 
Surely I shall, the 341 
Surely in us the h 298 
Surely thou canst 245 
Surely thou didst 415 
Sweet fields beyo 554 
Sweet is the d."iy 149 
Sweet to look bac 395 
Sweet to look inw 395 
Sweet to reflect h 395 
Sweet to rejoice i f;95 
Sweet were his w 608 
Sweetly may we 421 
Swift I "ascend the 542 
Swift through the 75 
Swift to my rescu 335 
Sworn to destroy 223 

Take, est, this is 160 
Takemypoorhea SIS 
Take my soul and 316 
Take the dear pur 356 
Take us mto thy 297 
Teach all the nat 128 
Teach me to live S64 
Teach mv weak h 106 
Teach them to so 134 
Teach us, in ever 407 
Teach us, iu watc 69^ 



30 



IISTDEX OF VERSES. 



Teach us to live, 
Teach us, with gl 
Tell me, or thou s 
Tend'rest branch 
Ten thousand sna 
Ten thousand tho 
Ten thousand to t 
Thankful I take t 
Thanks for merci 
Thanks we give, 
Tliat all-comprisi 
That bears unmov 
Tliat blessed law 
That glorious, he 
That ereat mj-ste 
That heavenly T 
That I thy mercy 
That light shall s 
That mighty faith 
That path with h 
That precious we 
That promise mad 
That so thy wbnd 
That Spirit, whic 
Tliat sweet comfo 
That token of thi 
That veil of darkn 
That will not mur 
That wisdom, Lor 
The almighty For 
The apostles'' glo 
The apostles of m 
The atonement of 
The birds, withou 
The blessing of an 
The blessing of th 
The bliss thou ha 
The blood of goat 
The brightest thin 
The brightness of 
The busy tribes uf 
The cabn retreat, 
The captive exile 
The chaff of sin, t 
The cheerful trib 
The Christ, by ra 
1-he Church of th 
The Church trium 
The clouds which 
The consolations o 
The counsel of th 
The cov'nant we 
The creature ofth 
The cross our Mas 
The cup of blessin 
The darkness wh 



The day glides sw 284 
The day of small 450 
The day of thy gv 307 
The dead in Chris 673 
The deadly slumb 508 
The dearest gift o 607 
The dearest idol I 516 
The debt that sin Hi 
The depth of all 186 
The dictates of th 63 
The dying thief re 174 
The earth and all 672 
The earth, the oc 411 
The evening clou 636 
The everlasting d 629 
The faithful of ea 139 
The Father gives 169 
The Father hath 598 
The Father hears 285 
The Father, Son, 211 
The few that trul 140 
The fire our grace 468 
The flowery, sprin 612 
The fondne'ss of a 475 
The foolish builde 575 
The friends who in 447 
The gift unspeak- 
able impart 227 

The gift unspeak- 
able We thank SO 
The gift which he 424 
The gladness ofth 12 
The glorious crow 296 
The glory of the 131 
TheGodofAbrah 564 
The God of harve 614 
The God that rul 534 
The godly fear, th 213 
The goodly land I 565 
The gospel trump 181 
The grace to sinn 537 
The gracious fruit 489 
The graves of all 658 
The greedy sea sh 671 
The guiltless sha 213 
The happy gates 182 
The hardness of o 38 
The heavenly bab 73 
The highest place 101 
The holy Church 50 
The holy, meek, 110 
Tlie holy to the h 554 
The huge celestia 672 
The indubitable w 288 
The ioy of all wh 101 
The King himself 149 



The kingdom, Lo 61 
The I,anibfor sin 167 
The lark mounts 47 
The lids he so sel 653 
The light of smile ,445 
The living bread 161 
The living look w 665 
The Lord beheld f.25 
The Lord forgive 525 
The Lord his peop 21 
The Lord is risen 97 
The Lord makes b 12S 
The Lord my righ %2 
The Lord of host 79 
The Lord pours ey 549 
The Lord shall cl 131 
The Lord, the mi 64 
The Lord, who bu 4C5 
The Lord your Go 130 
The love of Christ 

doth me constra 389 
The love of Christ 

their hearts. ... 135 
The man whose h 54 
The meek and lo 277 
The men of grace 535 
The mighty God 79 
The more 1 strove 270 
The moun tarns, in 

their places.. .. 582 
The moimtains, in 

thy wrath 189 

The new Jerusaie 576 
The o'erwhelmin 213 
The opening heav 537 
The pain of life sh 146 
The painful thirst 490 
The pains, the gr 642 
The passions to re 188 
The path of Chris 109 
The path to glory 443 
The peace and th 126 
The peace which 237 
The people that in 186 
The pit its mouth 583 
The plague, and d 663 
The power that ga 404 
The powers of na 651 
The present we sh 199 
Tlie promise stan 295 
The promised Ian 296 
The reconciling w 326 
The righteousness 356 
The rismg siui, se 45 
The rocks can ren 226 
The rod of wicke 143 



INDEX OF "N^ERSES. 



'31 



TLe rougher tte 
The nish of num 
The sacred, true, 
rho saints in his 
The saints, when 
rhe scourge, the 
The sea beheld hi 
The secret of the 
The seed of sin's 
The sharpness oft 
Tlie sighing ones, 
rhe smiliugs of th 
The Son of God in 
The sonl by faith 
The spring's swe 
The Stone the bu 
The storm is laid 
The tempest hea 
The tempest that 
The thanliS I owe 
The tiling surpass 
The things unkno 
The thunder of th 
The thunders of h 
The tokens of thy 
The trump shall 
The trumpet sou 
The truth of our 
The types and fig 
Tlie universal Ki 
The veil is rent; i 
The veil of luibel 
The veil that hjd 
The vineyard of t 
The watchmen jo 
The water cannot 
The way the holy 
The way thou ha 
The well of life to 
The whole creati 
The whole trium 
The winter's nigh 
The word of God 
The words of his 
Tlie world and S 328 
The world can ne 201 
The world canno 435 
The world recede 403 
The world, sin, d 486 
The world's and 521 
The year rolls Tou 635 
The young, the ol 122 
TLeo all the choi S3 
Thee, as our God, 26 
Thee, Father, So 632 
Theej holy Fath 67 



571 I Thee, in the watc 473 
262 Thee in thy glori 554 
164 Thee let the fath 157 
Thee let us prais 14 
Thee, only th«e, 252 
Thee, Son of man 463 
Thee the first-bor 19 



319jThee we expect, 27 



Thee, while man 

Thee while the fi 23 

Thee wiU I love, 488 

Thee will I set at 375 

Their bodies in t 649 

Their misery let t 588 

Their ransom'd sp 649 

Their souls ^^'ith 133 

Their toils are pas 650 

Their works of pi 619 

Their worship no 369 

Then, as we join 625 

Then bless his ho 525 

Then dig about th 634 

Then every mur 302 

Then, Father, an 382 

Then, follow'd by 587 

Then from the c 599 

Then give, or tak 469 

Then hallelujah! 11 

Then in a nobler, 174 

Then, in thy pres 442 

Then leave me n 498 

Then let me on t 334 
Then let our hear 408 

Then let our hum 104 

Then let our sorro 650 

Then let the hope 636 

Then let the last, 658 

Then let the thun 672 
Then let the wor 661 
Then let us ador 17 

Then let us all th 309 
Then let us ever 416 

Then let us gladl 299 

Then let us haste 677 

Then let us in bis 151 

Then let us lawfa 422 

Then let us make 421 

Then let us see t 102 

Then let us sit be 86 

Then let us still g 338 
Then let us wait 

the soimd 676 

Then let us wait 

to hear The tru 629 

Then, on thy gloii 43 

Then peace retur 615 



Then persevere ti 437 
Then rage, ye st 582 
Then, Saviour, th 639 
Then shall God, 139 
Then shall I see, a 149 
Then shall my ch 464 
Then shall my dr 246 
Then shall my lip 54S 
Then shall my th 463 
Then shall our he 36 
Then shall the wo 414 
Then shall wars a 596 
Then shall we liv 29 
Then sorrow, tou 447 
Tlien take your g 97 
Then the last j«d 661 
Then the Sun of r 152 
Then, then, my ut 314 
Then, timely war 202 
Then, to thv court 357 
Then unto the Lo 623 
Then, when the 417 
Then, when the w 392 
Then v.-ill he ow 4S2 
Then will I at thi 462 
Then will I tell t 270 
Then, with angel 32 
Then with our sp 117 
Then, with the vi 3S7 
Thence he arose, 653 
There all our giie 572 
There all the shi 655 
There dwells the 565 
There everlasting 554 
There faith lifts 559 
There for me the 244 
There fragrant fl 559 
There generous fr 555 
There I shall bat 440 
There, if thy Spi 384 
There, in worship 33 
There is a day of 445 
There is a death, 201 
There is a great 196 
There is a home 559 
There is a place, 332 
There is a river pu 503 
There is a scene, 332 
There is a world 647 
There is my hous 5C2 
There Jesus bids 409 
There let it for t 344 
There let us all w 25 
There, on a glorio 102 
There our High P 172 
There saints of al 568 



Y32 



INDEX OF ^^EESES. 



There shall each 8 
Thercj shed tliy p 279 
There the pouipo 100 
There, there, ou e 33'2 
There thou h;ust b 41 
There we our tre 55G 
There we shall m 6T5 
There we shall s 535 
There we with ec 200 
There what deli 409 
There, when the t 658 
There, with unite 210 
There yuur exalte 498 
These ashes, too, 658 
These clouds of 238 
These feeble type 104 
These lively hope 659 
These lower work 49 
These temples of 5T9 
These tokens may 457 
These various m 614 
These walls we t 581 
They come, they 142 
They go from str 21 
They know no wa 620 
They mark'd the 556 
They scorn to see 284 
They see the Sav 5G1 
They sing the La 111 
Theysing thydee 397 
They suffer with 101 
Thev tell the triu 174 
They that be wh 192 
They watch for s 129 
Thine arms of ev 395 
Thine earthly Sa 154 
Thine image, Lor 336 
Thine inward wit 117 
Thine only glory 130 
Thine shall furev 335 
Thuie the radianc 152 
Thine utmost nier 518 
Thine, wholly thi 32 
Thine would 1 liv- 478 
Think of tliy sorr 242 
Tliis ble^sed'word 440 
This can my ever 463 
This day God wa 366 
This eucharistic f 162 
This glorious liope 425 
This happmess m 562 
This heavenly cal 152 
This hope support 442 
This is my blood, 160 
This is salvation's 177 
This is the dayth 150 



This is the day w 151 
This is the dear r 2>9 
This is the faith 263 
This is the grace 541 
This is the straig 471 
This is the way II 270 
This lamp, throu 407 
This only tiling do 140 
This the imiversa 207 
This.this is our hi 304 
This wUl I do for 481 
Thither his soul as 555 
Thither our fuithf 629 
Thither the tribes 154 
Those are the hy 60S 
Those bodies that 661 
Those mighty orb 60 
Thou all our work 66 
Thou art a God b 358 
Thou art merciful 396 
Thou art the anch 314 
Thou art the earn 278 
Thou art the life : 107 
Thou art the sea 541 
Thou art the truth 107 
Thou art the way 107 
Thou art their tri 37 
Thou art thyself t 238 
Thou awful" Judg 666 
Thou bidd'st us k 225 
Thou, blessed Go 368 
Thou call'st me t 536 
Thou canst not toi 132 
Thou canst o'erco 257 
Tliou canst, thou 324 
Thou didst the ine 443 
Thou dost couduc 526 
Thou dost in tend 455 
Thou dost with s 38 
Thou dying Lamb 174 
Thou gavest me t 390 
Thou God of oovo 481 
Thou God of trut 201 
Thou great and go 285 
Thou great, treme 231 
Thou hast bought 311 
Thou hast for sin 258 
Thou hast my fles 321 
Thou hast on us t 62 
Thou hast pronou 235 
Thou hear'st me 323 
Thou know'st for 264 
Thouknow'stin t 569 
Thou know'st not 132 
Thou know'st the 
pains thy serva 59 



Thou know'st the 

way to bring m 517 
Thou, Lord, art w 69 
Thou, Lord, hast 390 
Thou, Lord, the d 452 
Thou loving, all-a 91 
Thou lov'st what 63 
Thou my impetuo 227 
Thou my life, my 327 
Thou, new heave 221 
Thou, O Christ, ar 235 
Thou, O my God, 513 
Thou on the Lord 4G4 
Thou only canst o 418 
Thou only, Lord, 188 
Thou, only thou, t 130 
Thou our failhlul 1C5 
Thou restless glo 72 
Thou seest me he 190 
Thou seest my tr 514 
Thou seest their 355 
Thou shiu'st with 58 
Thou Source of jo 399 
Thou spread's! th 363 
Thou standest in 167 
Thou waitest to b 179 
Thou, who didst c 592 
Thou, who dost fi 118 
Thou who hast k 527 
Thou, who with s 117 
Thou whose inspi 113 
Thou wilt not bre 450 
Thou wilt not cas 250 
Though buried de 630 
Though but in pa 423 
Though careful, w 480 
Though cast down 383 
Tliough destructi 365 
Thougli earth-bor 446 
Though high abov 14 
Though humbled 455 
Though I have st 253 
Though I have m 253 
Though in a bare 503 
Though in afflicti 474 
Though in the pa 503 
Though late, I all 258 
Though justice ne 611 
Though on our he 121 
Though our sins, o 610 
Though Satan no 602 
Though sorrow br 398 
Though storms hi 259 
Th'jugh the night 355 
Though thou sh Hi 501 
Thuugh to-day w 383 



INDEX OF ^^ERSES. 



Y33 



Thougli unseen, I 
Thougli unworthy 
Though we here 
Three in one, and 
Thrice blessed, W 
Thrice blest will 
Thrice comlbrtab 
Thrice happj' mo 
Thrice holy ! thin 
Through ivFl etern 
Through all hism 
Through all the co 
Through all them 
Through each pe 
Through every pe 
Through grace we 
Through hidden d 
Through much di 
Through the rich 
Through the valle 
Through thee, we 
Through thee, wh 
Through tribulati 
Thrirughout the 

deep thy foutst 
Throughout the 

desert way 

Throughout the u 
.Throughout the w 
Thunder and haU 
Tluis chasten'd, c 
Thus Christ our g 
Thus fair was Zio 
Thus humblv tau 
Thus, Lord, while 
Thus may 1 drink, 
Thus may we all 
Thus may w siu 
Thus might 1 hid 
Thus on the heav 
Thus present stil 
Thus saved, may 
Thus ghall the so 
Thus shall thy m 
Thus spake the se 
Thus star by star 
Thus, strong in hi 
Thus, though the 
Thus, thus mav I 
Thus to the Lord 
Thus, when life's 
Thus, when the n 
Thus, while o'er 
Thus, while our g 
Thus, while the 
Thus, while thy 



Thus will the chu 412 
Tluis, with my th 367 
Thus would my r 361 
Thv all-surroundi 56 
Thv angels shall 370 
Thy blood and rig 343 
Thv blood shall o 293 
Thy body, broken 163 
Th'y call" if I eve 254 
Tliy chosen tempi 30 
Thy coudescendin 256 
Thy counsels all a 406 
Thy death suppor 649 
Thy faithful serva 159 
Thy faithful, wise 458 
Thy favour all m 453 
Thy favour and t 279 
Thy flesh, (perha 203 
Thy gentle hand 372 
Thy gifts, alas! c 317 
Thy gifts are only 453 
Thygh>ries blaze 47 
Thy glorious eye 371 
Thy glorious Na 62 
Thy golden scept 246 
Thy goodness and 179 
Thy grace, O Ho 111 
Thy grace with g 570 
Thv hand, how w 47 
Thy hand, in autu 612 
Thy heavenly gra 372 
Thy holy will be 394 
Thv judgments to 220 
ThV killing and t 314 
Thy kindness too 617 
Thy kingdom come; 

thy will 334 

Thy kingdom come, 

with power and 356 
Thy love and pow 365 
Thy love can che 281 
Thy love hath als 595 
Th'y love, so free, 522 
Thy love the pow 373 
Thy loving, powe 39 
Thy mercy never 59 
Thy meritorious s 104 
Thy mighty Nam 546 
Thy Name, Jehov 69 
Thy name salvat 23 
Thy Name we bl 613 
Thy nature be m 306 
Thy nature, graci 302 
Thy Dfredful help, 454 
Thy num'rous wo 547 
Thy off'iing stiU 109 



Thy only will be 340 
Thy people, Lord, 5&3 
Thy poor were bo 371 
Thy power, and tr 192 
Thy power I pant 318 
Thy power m hu 468 
Thy power is in t 65 
Thy power omnip 673 
Thj' power unpar 66 
Thy praise, more 532 
Thy promise is m 246 
Thy q^uick'ning S 5S9 
Thy ransom'd ser 476 
Thy saints in all 439 
Thy shining grac 540 
Thy single arm, a 186 
Thy sinless mmd 304 
Thvsov'reigneye 615 
Thy sov'reign gra 185 
Thv Spirit then w 354 
Thy suff'rings, Lo 161 
Thy teachings ma 119 
Thy temple is the 153 
Thy tokens we w 663 
Thy voice produc 70 
Thv will by me o 341 
Thy will is my pe 371 
Thy wisdom here 623 
Thy word is pow 408 
Thy word, O Lord 410 
Till, added to that 231 
Till ail the earth 101 
Till at thy coming 237 
Till he convey us 80 
Till of the prize p 442 
TUl then— nor is 483 
Till thou anew my 352 
Till thou into my 311 
Till thou thy perf 333 
Till throughly eav 516 
Time, like an eve 636 
Time to repent th 230 
'Tis done, the gre 272 
'Tis done ! the pre 81 
'Tis done,th.-)u do ?29 
'Tis finish'd, ftil th 93 
'Tis finish'd! let 92 
'Tis tit we should 639 
'Tis God's all-ani 494 
'Tis he supports m 360 
'Tis here thine un 623 
'Tis his the droop 179 
'Tis life eternal to 266 
'Tis Love ! 'tis Lo 388 
'Tis mercy, mere 243 
'Tis myst'ry all, 26S 



Y34 



INDEX OF ^^EIlSES. 



'Tis not a c.iuse of 
'Tia prayer supi:)o 
'Tiolhe€nov-,fo 
'Tis there, ^vilh t 
'Tis thine n heart 
'Tis thine to sucth 
'Tis to my Siivi ju 
'Tis useless toil o 
To all Lis praying 
To all mv weak c 
To ask with faith 
To damp our eart 
To dwell with Go 
To dwell with mi 
To each the cov'n 
To earth, the gre 
To faith reveal th 
To gatlier home h 
To hear the sorro 
To help their gro 
To hini continual 
To him mine eye 
To him shall endl 
To him shall pray 
To him that in th 
To Jesus' Name g 
To Jesus' name, tf 
To keep the least 
To know thy natu 
To love is all my 
To make an end 
To make them tr 
To our benighted 
To please thee, th 
To pray and wait 
To purest joys sh 
To real holiness r 
To save a world, h 
To seek thee all 
To shame our sin 
To that great E.e 
To that Jerusalem 
To the blest fount 
To the cross, thin 
To the great One a 
To the Son all pra 
To thee all angels 
To thee, and thee 
To thee, benign a 
To thee for refuge 
To thee I lift ray 
To thee I owe my 
To thee I tell my 
To thee, insepara 
To thee let aU th 
To thee. O Lord of 



1-291 To thee our all de 
3:jl I To thee our hunib 
175 'To thee the glory 
546 I To tlice the glorv 



scribe 



616 
ill ou SI 9 
615 
101 
237 



To thee w 
To thee we pay o 
To them the cross 
To this, this only 
To thy benign, in 
To thy blessed wi 
To thy gracious w 
To thy pard'ning 
To thy sure love, 
To us a child of h 
To us, O Lord, the 
To us our own Ba 
To us the sacred 
To you, in David's 
To-day attend his 
499 I Together let us sw 
470 Toil, trial, suff'rm 
59S I Touch me, and m 
Touch'dby thelo 
Touch'd withasy 
Train up thy hard 
Tremble our hear 
Tremendous judg 
Triumph and reig 
Triumphant host ! 
True and faithful 

as thou art 

True and faithful 
Witness, thou. 
True pleasures ab 
Truly our fellows 
Trusting in thy w 
Tune your harps 
Turn, and your si 
Turn back our na 
Turn, he cries, ye 
Turn, mortal, turn 
'Twas a heaven b 
'Twas not their co 



Unchangeable, al 
Undaunted to the 
Under the shadow 
Unite the pair so 
Unite us in the sa 
Unspotted from th 
Unsustain'd by th 
Unwearied mav I 
Uphold me in the 
Uphold me, Savio 
Up into thee, our 



Up to heaven the 
Up to the hills wh 
Upon my head his 
Upon us lay thy m 
Us from oui-selVes 
Us hito closest uu 
Us into thy protec 

Vain his ambition 
Vain the stone, th 
Vainly we ofier ea 
Vessels of mercy 
Vilest of the siiifiil 
Vilest of the sons 
Visit then this sou 
Vouchsalo, celesii 
Vying with that h 



Waft, waft, ye wi 5?4 
Wake, and lift up 35S 
Waken, O Lord, 635 
Walk m the light 500 
Walk with me'th 640 
Was it for crimes 94 
Wash me, and m 315 
Wash out its stai 489 
Watchman,tell us 600 
We rJ! partake th 424 
We nil shall thin 414 
We are now his la 303 
We are trav'liug 497 
We bow before th 197 
We bow before thy 

heavenly throne en 
We bring them, L 157 
We can, O Jesus, 621 
We cannot speak 65 
We cannot think 333 
We come, great G 25 
We come, obedie 165 
We feel a strong 3S2 
We follow thee, o 441 
We for his sake 427 
We, for whom Go 507 
We, for whose sa 507 
We have a hoi-.se 570 
We have not. Lor 609 
We in thy word b 612 
We know it shall 5S» 
We laugh to scot 417 
We, lilw Jesse's s 576 
We meet the gra 2S 
We meet through 593 
We meet -n-ith on V2'l 
We need not now 167 
We never will tb 633 



INDEX OF VERSES. 



735 



We now thy pro 156 
We own and bles 61-1 
We part in body, 616 
We praise Thee t 613 
We see the blood 164 
We shall gain our 309 
We shall our time loS 
We share our mu 4-24 
We soon shall rea 357 
We soon shall see 441 
We too with him 16i 
We, while the sta 6*2 
We who in Christ 210 
We will not cluse 6'21 
We would on the 216 
AVe wrestle for th 5S5 
We yield to be se 327 
Weak thougli we lOS 
Weep for your de 9S 
Welcome from ea 422 
We'll crowd thv 16 
Well may the c-ar 88 
Well might the s 94 
Well pleased m h 39 
Weil pleasing to 248 
Vv'ere I possessor 540 
Were the whole 93 
We've no abiding 496 
What a rapturous 560 
Wh^t ail'd thee, 51 
What are our wo 318 
What could your 215 
What did tliiiie on 244 
What empty thin 540 
What is it 'keeps 217 
What is my being 485 
What is the crea 57 
What mighty tro 527 
What peaceful ho 516 
Whatshalllrend 4SU 
What shall I say 247 
What then is he 391 
What though a th 438 
What though I ca 227 
What thouirh in s 46 
B What though mv 3S8 

What, though the 

floods lift up... 624 
What though the 

gates of hell... 575 
What though the 

spicy breezes.. 584 
What, to be banis 671 
What troubles ha 421 
Wliat wehave fe 276 
Whate'erlfondlv 437 



Whate'er I say or 341 
Whate'er in me s 266 
Whate'er ofiends 309 
Whate'er our par 277 
Whate'er our wil 619 
Whate'er pursui*; 371 
Whate'er the Aim 166 
Whatever ills the 663 
AVhen all who on 102 
When angry nati 615 
When anxious car 550 
Wlien by the dre 621 
When darkness in 472 
When death o'er 550 
When ends life's 350 
When evening si 363 
When every seen 399 
When, for busine 582 
When from the a 252 
When gladness w 373 
When God is min 291 
When grace has 149 
When, gracious L 509 
When he first the 599 
When He the tab 167 
When heaven an 538 
When I behold th 49 
When I review m 195 
When I tread the 493 
When, in e<?stasy 176 
When, in his eart 10 
When in port eac 582 
When in theboso 613 
When in the slip 501 
When, in the sole 449 
When in the sultr 503 
When Jesus mak S89 
When justice bar 633 
When life sinks s 444 
When nature's st 543 
When next, at Pe 123 
When o'er thy fa 651 
When on Calvary 176 
When on Zion we 183 
When pain o'er m 451 
When, passing th 470 
When poor and h 618 
When rising flood 489 
When Satan appe 444 
When shall I rea 555 
When shall the w 595 
When shall these 695 
When, shriv'ling 668 
When sorrows bo 59 
When t^mnest clo 446 
When that illustr 439 



When thou hadst 103 
When thou, O Lo 219 
When thou the w 293 
When 'tis deeply 322 
When to the cross 103 
When we asunder 425 
When we disclose 43 
When worn with 449 
Whene'er my car 346 
Where all our toi 138 
Where all thy la 503 
V.'here am I now 518 
Where am I now, 

or what my ho 510 
V.'here are the ha 510 
Where are tne U 202 
Where can the m 520 
AVhere God's own 454 
Where is that Sp plO 
Where is the bles 236 
Where is the bless- • 

edness I knew, 516 
Where is the way 458 
Where is the zeal 510 
Where the golden 590 
Where the indubi 288 
Where thou appo 396 
Where'er his han 586 
Wherefore, in ne 308 
Wherefore let ev 68 
Wherefore to him 278 
Wherefore we no 103 
While all my old 203 
WhQe at thy cros 2.52 
While full of angu 188 
While God invites 198 
While golden har 70 
While guilt distur 187 
While I am a pilg 336 
While I draw thi 248 
While in the liea 14 
While in this regi 305 
While in thy hou 35 
While in thy wor 405 
While life's dark 350 
While many spen 362 
While near each 379 
While on earth or 32 
While our days on 33 
AVhile the angel c 544 
While thou. Aim 469 
While through th 119 
While thy gloriou 34 
While thy minist 34 
While thy word i 34 
While to thee our 34 



736 



INDEX OF VERSES. 



While yet in angTi 164 



Who breathed iu 660 
Who can behold t 71 
Who can his niig 16 
Who can resc>lve 641 
Who can tell the 670 
V\'ho did for us hi 102 
"Who in JesiiR con 559 
Who is like God? 18 
Wlio Jesus' suflf'ri 298 
AVho made my h 543 
Who on earth can 560 
V,'ho suffer with o 551 
Vi'ho the calm ca 622 
Who thee beneat 206 
Who then shall li 668 
Who thus pur fait 162 
Mho trusting in t 646 
Who, who, my S 88 
Who, who shall in 227 
Who, who would 568 
Who would hims 218 
Whowoiddnotw 646 
Whoever will— O 176 
Whom I to thy gr 399 
Whom now we se 27 
Whom thou dost 370 
Why hast thou ca 415 
Why restless, wh 513 
Why should I shr 563 
Why should I shrink 

at thy command 453 
Why should mv h 469 
Why should th'e f 583 
Why should wed 447 
Whyshould we tr 657 
Why then, my so 462 
Why wUl you in t 201 
Wide as the worl 16 
Will gifts delight 218 
Will he forsake h 83 
Will justice frow 242 
Wilt thou let him 204 
Wilt thou not bid 518 
Wilt thou not the 121 
Wilt thou suffer 327 
Wisdom divine!. 178 
With all who cha 542 
With all who for 38 
With angels and 548 
With calm and te 437 
With calmlv rove 14 
With cheer'ful he 368 
With deep repent 269 



With ease our sou 413 
With flowing tea 159 
With fraudlLSS, e 451 
With God the Son 2S7 
With grateful joy 580 
With heart and e 285 
With him T on Zi 568 
With him, the Co 108 
With Israel's my 588 
Withjoy shall we 499 
With joy the chor 75 
With joy we hail 625 
Withjoy we shal 138 
With me, I know 296 
With me if of old 254 
With me, your Ch 184 
With meek subm 454 
With outstretch'd 508 
With pitying eye 86 
With prayer, our 36S 
With saints enthr 652 
With simple faith 2-20 
With soft'ning pit 225 
With thee conver 536 
With them let us 174 
With this cold st 94 
With these who in 547 
With trembling h 195 
With us no nielan 542 
With us thou art 27 
With what differ 664 
With what resem 620 
With whom dost 62 
Within these walls 

let heavenly. . . 577 
Within these walls, 

may peace 155 

Without reserve g 466 
Without thj" grac 243 
Wonderful m cou 78 
Worship, honour, 113 
Worthy the Lamb, 

for sinners slain 11 
Worthy the Lamb, 

on earth wc sin 11 
Worthy the Lamb 

that died, they 9 
Would aught on e 487 
Would he the bod 194 
Would nail my pa 230 

Ye all shall find 294 
Ye angels of God 74 
Ye chosen seed of 111 
Ye curious minds, 45 
Ye fearful saint9, 445 



Ye for whom hio 11 
Ye, no more your 147 
Ye pilgrims, on th 8 
Ye slaves of sin a 180 
Ye sons of earth, 54 
Ye who faint bene 630 
Ye who have sold ISl 
Ye winds of night 54 
Yea, Amen ! let a 669 
Yea, bless his hoi C14 
Yea, for thy truth 515 
Yea, let him, Lor 126 
Yea, let men rage 391 
Yea, though the e 50-2 
Yes ; broken, tune 401 
Yes, every secret 665 
Yes, Lord, I shall 275 
Yes, Lord, thou st 144 
Yes, the Redeem 84 
Yes, th V sins have 204 
Yet airthings ma 29 
Yet, by the prince 5«^ 
Yet didst thou not 604 
Yet, glorified by 646 
Yet God is presen 26 
Yet here, when t 27 
Yet how, my God 547 
Yet, Lord, each m 454 
Yet, Lord, for us 344 
Yet, Lord, where 456 
Yet,Lord, where'er 

thy saints apart 580 
Yet "mercy calls, 522 
Y''et not thus bur: 658 
Yet now the king 521 
Yet one prayer m 371 
Yet onward I has 549 
Yet, O ! the chief 253 
Yet, O the riches 515 
Yet save a trembl 241 
Yet still a higher 166 
Yet still the Lord 672 
Yet still we wait 590 
Yet these, new ri 660 
Yet, though my s 240 
Yet when the full 413 
Yet while around 168 
Yet while we sojo 389 
Yonr faith by hoi 498 
Your lofty theme 13 
Your mournful cr 333 
Your real life, wit 499 
Your way is dark 200 

Zion's God is all 
oni- own 148 



i 

J 



SUPPLEMENT 



HYMNS 



SUNDAY-SCHOOLS, YOUTH, 
AND CHILDREN. 



PREFACE. 



Sunday-Schools are the acknowledged nm-seriea 
of the Church of Christ. In them the children of 
the Church should be taught the songs of Zio:i. 
Hitherto both Sunday-schools and churches ha-.e 
been emban-assed for lack of a Hymn-Book which 
they might use in common. Sunday-school Hymn- 
Books have lacked variety, and church Hymn-Books 
have been deficient in h}-mns adapted to Sunday- 
schools. A two-fold expenditure, and a wide dis- 
similarity between the Hymn Books of Sunday- 
schools and those of the congregations in which they 
worshipped, were among the results of using both 
classes of books. 

The desideratum was a church Hymn-Book that 
should embrace a sufficient number of children's 
hymns for Sar'.day-school purposes, and a Sunday- 
school Hymn-Book that might be purchased either 
bound with the standard Hymn-Book of the 
Church, or separately In a cheap form. 

The following collection of hymns is designed to 
secure both these objects. Published as a Supple- 
ment to the Church Hymn-Book, it renders that 
volume complete, and more perfect in its adapta- 
tion to the use of Sunday-schools than any other 
extant. Pablished separately, it supplies, at the 
least possible expense, nearly all the choice hjTnns 



4 PREFACE. 

of our language, that are peculiarly suited to the 
capacities of the young and the wants of Sunday- 
schools. In either form the arrangement is the 
same, and the child who has the cheap Sunday- 
school Hymn-Eook has the authorized Supplement 
of the Church Hymn-Book, and is thus far prepared 
to sing with the congregation. It is to be hoped, 
however, that every child will, sooner or later, pos- 
sess the Hymn-Book of the Church, including the 
Supplement, and thus he furnished at once for do- 
mestic and public Avorship in all their forms. 

It is due to those whom we would train up for 
God, that their lips should be early taught to show 
forth his praise. Being encouraged from child- 
hood to join in public acts of devotion, their hearts 
will be sweetly and powerfully attracted to the 
cross, while their minds will be imbued with the 
saving principles of religious truth. Thus the ten- 
der associations of eai'ly life may be made to con- 
tribute to the piety of mature years, and to the 
sacred consolations of hoai-y age. 

Thus, too, the Church of Christ may be estab- 
lished, ever having in her children the earnest of 
her extension, and the pledge of her perpetuity. 

^^ At a joint meeting of the Editors and Book- 
Committee, the duty of pi-epariug this Supplement 
was assigned to the Editor of Sunday-school pub- 
lications. His labour has received the official sanc- 
tion of the bishops. 

Neuf-York, 1849. 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

Early Piety — I^-^^TATIOX 7 

SIoTi-vTES TO Early Piety 8 

Blessings of Early Piety 12 

PRmLEGES AND DlTIES OF THE YoUNG ... 15 

Youth 17 

Prayer and Praise 19 

The Bible 23 

The Sabbath 25 

Infaxt Classes and Little Children . . 28 

The Sunday-School 33 

ann^versaries 38 

Missionary 39 

Death and Funerals 42 

doxologies 46 



HYMNS. 



EARLY PIETY-INYITATIONS. 

1 CM. 

come, and let us worship. 

CORVEE, let us join the hosts above, 
Now in our youthiul days ; 
Remember our Creator's love, 
And lisp our Father's praise. 

2 His majesty Tvill not despise 
The day of feeble thinpfs : 

Grat-efiil the songs of children rise, 
And please the ICing of kings. 

3 He loves to be reniember'd thus. 
And honour' d for his grace ; 

Out of the mouths of babes like us, 
His wisdom perfects praise. 

4 Glory to God, and praise, and power, 
Honour and thanks be given! 

Children and cherubim adore 
The Lord of earth and heaven. 

2 CM. 

Christ" s invitation. 

OUR Saviom- bids the children come ; 
He bids us come to Him ; 
And, as in other days, he spreads 
His arms to take us in. 



8 EARLY PIETY — INVITATIONS. 

2 Forever blessed be his name ; 
No earthly loA'e like his! 

O may it draw onr hearts to liim, 
And to the -world of bliss ! 

3 ITaere may we come at last, to sing 
In nobler strains his praise ; 

And join the little ones, who stand 
Before our Father's face. 

3 S. 5L 

Come to Jesus. 

CO^IE to the mercy-seat — 
Come to the place of prayer ; 
Come, little children, to His feet, 
In whom ye live and are ! 

2 Come to your God in prayer — 
Come to yom' Saviour now — 

VvTiile youthful skies are bright and fair, 
And health is on your brow. 

3 Come in the name of Him 
Who all yoiu' son'ows bore— 

Who ever lives to pardon sin, 
And wiU be sought by prayer. 



MOTIYES TO EARLY PIETY. 

4 C. M. 

I am to live forever. 

THE sun that lights the world shall fade, 
The stars shall pass away; 
But I, a child, immortal made, 

Shall witness their decay. 
2 Yes, I shall live when they are dead, 

Though now so bright they shine ; 
When earth, and all it holds, are fied, 
Eternity is mine. 



MOTIVES TO EARLY PIETY. 

3 For I shall never, never die, 
TVTiile God himself remains ; 

But either live in heaven on high, 
Or bound in hell in chains. 

4 K heaven and hell ne'er pass away, 
To Christ let me flee ; 

If pain be hard for one short day, 
"\Vhat must forever be ! 

5 CM. 

Thou, God, seest me. 

ALMIGHTY God, thy piercing eye 
Strikes through the shades of night, 
And our most secret actions lie 
All open to thy sight. 

2 There's not a sin that we commit, 
Nor wicked word we say. 

But in thy dreadful book 'tis writ. 
Against the judgment-day. 

3 And must the crimes that I have done 
Be read and ])ublish'd there? 

Be all exposed before the sun, 
While men and angels hear? 

4 Lord, at thy foot ashamed I lie; 
Upward I dare not look ; 

Pardon my sins before I die. 
And blot them from thy book. 

6 L. M. 

Death approaches. 

THEEE is an hour when I must die. 
Nor do I know how soon 'twiU come, 
A thousand children, jovr>.^ as I, 

Are call'd by death to hear their doom. 
2 Let me improve the hours I have. 

Before the day of grace is fled ; 

There 's no repentance in the grave, 

Nor pardon offer' d to the dead. 



10 MOTIVES TO EAELY PIETY. 

3 Just as a tree cut down, tliat fell 
To north or southward, there it lies; 

So man departs to heaven or hell, 
Fis'd in the state ■wherein he dies. 

7 C. K 

Life a summer''s day. 

Tins life is but a summer's day 
Of shadows and of light, 
Its brightest sunbeams pass away, 

And soon give place to night. 
Fiiir childhood is the early dawn, 

And youth the morning gay; 
Manliood's the noon so quickly gone, 

And age the evening ray. 
2 This life was dven us to prepare 

For that which is to come ; 
may I gain admittance there, 

And find a heavenly home ! 
And will the Lord my sins forgive 

Through his redeeming lo.ve, 
And bid me to his glory live. 

And write my name above ? 

8_ S. M. 

Heaven and hell. 

THERE is beyond the sky 
A heaven of joy and love; 
And holy children, when they die, 
Go to that world above. 

2 There is a dreadful hell. 
And everlasting pains ; 

There sinners must with devils dwell, 
In darkncds, fire, and chains. 

3 Can such a child as I 
Escape this a-\^-ful end? 

And may 1 hope, whene'er I die, 
I shall to heaven ascend? 



MOTIVES TO EAELY PIETY. 11 

4 Then will I read and pray, 

AVlaile I have life and breath ; 
Lest I should be cut off to-day, 

And sent to' eternal death. 

9 CM. 

Jesus a Shepherd. 

SEE the kind Shepherd, Jesus, stands, 
And calls his sheep by name ; 
Gathers the feeble in his arms. 
And feeds each tender lamb. 

2 He'll lead us to the heavenly streams 
^^Tiere living waters flow ; 

And guide us to the fruitful fields 
Where trees of knowledge grow. 

3 When, wand'ring from the fold, we leave 
The straight and narrow way. 

Our faithful Shepherd still is near 
To guide us when we stray. 

4 Tire feeblest lamb amidst the i3ock 
Shall be the Shepherd's care ; 

While folded in our Savioiu-'s arms. 
We 're safe from every snare. 

10 6th P. M. G lines Is. 
Jesus a Refuge. 

LITTLE children, stop and think; 
Turn away from niin's brink ; 
Shim the wicked liar's path ; 
Ely from scenes of strife and wrath ; 
Pvead with prayer the holy Word; 
Follow Jesus Chi'ist the Lord. 
2 Jesus is the Christian's rock -, 
He will safely guide his flock ; 
In his arms the lambs will bear ; 
Children, seek your refuge there ; 
Of your Saviour stop and think ; 
Fly to Him from ruin's brink I 



12 BLESSINGS OF EARLY PIETY. 

11 5tll P. M. 4 lifies 78. 

Shortness of time. 

S'WIFT the moments fly away- 
First the liour and then the day, 
Next the week, the month, the year, 
Steal away, and disappear. 

2 Time is ever on the wing, 
Wliile I speak, or think, or sing I 
Whether working or at play, 
Time is rolling fast away ! 

3 Think, my soul ! awake and see 
"What will soon become of thee ! 
Whither tending, canst thou tell, — 
Up to heaven, or down to hell ? 

4 Jesus, I would humbly pray. 
Guide and keep me in the way ; 
Every gift and grace bestow ; 
Wean my heart from things below. 



BLESSINGS OF EARLY PIETY. 

12 C. M. 

Youth devoted to God. 

HAPPY the child whose tender years 
Pieceive instruction v.-ell ; 
Who hates the sinner's path, and fears 
The road that leads to hell. 

2 'T will save us from a thousand snares 
To seek religion young ; 

Grace will preserve om' foil' wing years, 
And make our virtue strong. 

3 To thee, Almighty God, to thee 
Our childhood we resign ; 

'T will please us to look back and see 
That our whole lives were thine. 



BLESSINGS OF EARLY PIETY. 13 

4 Let tiie sweet work of prayer and praise 

Employ our youngest Lreath ; 
Tlius we 're prepared for longer days, 

Or fit for early death. 

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Religion. 

•TpiS religion that can give 

X Sweetest pleasiu-es while we live ; 
*^^ris religion must supply 
Solid comforts when we die. 

2 After death its joys will be 
Lasting as eternity : 
Let me then make God my friend, 
And on all his ways attend. 

14 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 

Rewards of early piety. 

GOD has said — "Forever blessed 
Those who seek me in their youth — 
They shall find the path of wisdom. 
And the narrow way of truth :" 

Guide us, Saviour, 
In the narrow way of truth. 

2 Be cm' strength, for we are weakness ; 
Be our wisdom and our guide ; 

May we walk in love and meekness, 
Nearer to our Saviour's side : 

Naught can harm us, 
While we thus in thee abide. 

3 Thus, when evening shades shall gather, 
We may tm-n our tearless eye 

To the dwelling of our Father, 
To our home beyond the sky — 

Gently passing 
To the happy land on high. 



14 BLESSINGS 0¥ EARLY PIETY. 

15 6tli p. M. 6 lines Ts. 
Holy children. 

HOLY diildren read and pray, 
Love God's hoi}' word and day ; 
Fly from sin and seek his grace, 
Learn his will, and Christ embrace ; 
They are humble, meek, and mild ; 
Lord, make me a holy child. 

2 Holy children, when they die, 
Soar to Christ above the sky ; 
Take their seats around his throne. 
Make his praise forever known : 
Pleasing thought ! may I be styled, 
Now, the Savioui-'s holy child ! 

16 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

God will be our guide. 

BLEST, beyond all earthly blessing. 
Is the child whose tender youth, 
Li the Lord a guide possessing, 
Walks in paths of light and truth. 

2 He will govern those who love him : 
Those who walk in faith and fear, 

In all danger still shall prove him 
Gracious, kind, and ever near. 

3 Heavenly Father, let us prove thee, 
An all-wise, protecting Iriend ! 

Make us fear thee, make us love thee, 
Constant, to our latest end ! 



PRIYILEGES AND DUTIES OF THE 
YOUNG. 

17 L.M. 

Privileges and duties of the young. 

¥B are but young — yet we may sing 
The praises of our heavenly King ; 
He made the earth, the sea, the sky, 
And all the starry worlds on high. 

2 "We are but young — yet we must die ; 
Perhaps our latter end is nigh ; 

Lord, may we early seek thy grace, 
And find in Christ a hiding-place. 

3 "We are but young — we need a guide ; 
Jesus, in thee we would confide ; 

lead us in the path of truth, 
Protect and bless our helpless youth. 

4 We are but young — yet God has shed 
Unnumber'd blessings on our head; 
Then let our youth and riper days 

Be all devoted to his praise. 

18 7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. 
God's blessings on children. 

HAPPY child, whom God doth aid ! 
God our souls and bodies made ; 
God on us in gracious showers 
Blessings every moment pours : 
Compasses with angel bands, 
Bids them bear us in their hands ; 
Parents, friends, 'twas God bestow'd ; 
Life and all descend from God. 



16 PRIVILEGES AND DUTIES. 

2 He this flowery carpet spread, 
Made the earth on which we tread ; 
God refreshes in the air, 

Covers with the clothes we wear : 
Feeds us with the food we eat, 
Cheers us by his light and heat, 
Makes his sun on us to shine ; 
All our blessings are divine. 

3 Man, we for his kindness love ; 
How much more our God above ! 
Give him then, and ever give. 
Thanks for all that we receive : 
Worthy thou, our heavenly Lord, 
To be honour'd and adored : 
God of all-creating grace. 

Take the everlasting praise. 



19 10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. 

Self -consecration. 

JESUS, delight of my soul, 
My Saviour, my Shepherd divine, 

1 j-ield to thy blessed control : 
Mj body and spirit are thine : 

Tliy love i can never deserve. 
That bids me be happy in thee ; 

My God and my King I will serve, 
"N^Tiose favour is heaven to me. 

2 How can I thy goodness repay, 
By nature so weak and detjled ? 

Myself I have given away ; 

call me thine own blessed child: 
And art thou my Father above ? 

Will Jesus abide in ray heart '? 
bind me so fast with thy love, 

That I never from thee shall depart. 



YOUTH. 

20 S.M. 

Prayer for youth. 

GREAT God ! with heart and tongue, 
For all our j-outh we pray ; 
may they leara, while they are young, 
To walk in wisdom's way I 

2 Now, in their early days, 
Teach them thy will to know ; 

O God, thy sanctifying grace 
On every heart bestow! 

3 Make their unguarded youth 
The object of thy cai-e ; 

Cause them to choose the way of truth, 
And fly from every snare. 

4 Their hearts, to foUy prone. 
Renew by power divine ; 

Unite them to thyself alone. 
And make them wholly thine. 

5 Lord, let thy sacred word 
Their warmest thoughts employ ; 

There let them daily find the road 
■NMiich leads to endless joy. 

21 L. M. 

The youth's svpplication. 

GUARDIAN of souls, throughout my days 
Inspire my heart, and keep my ways ; 
And let thy kindest love prevail, 
Though foes imite, and friends all fail. 

2 By night and day, where'er I be, 
Be thou, my Saviour, near to mc ; 
In health or pain, in rest or toil. 
Give me thy Kind, approving smile. 
48 2 



18 YOUTH. 

3 When flesli and sinking nature fail, 
Then let sustaining grace prevail ; 
Its holy influence impart, 

To melt and overflow my heart. 

4 Or slowly wasting to the dust, 
Be thou my firm support and trust ; 
Nor let death's gloomy shadows be 
The slightest terror, Lord, to me. 

5 In cheerful hope my eyelids close. 
And give me calm and sweet repose ; 
My spirit from its prison free, 

To reign in heaven, Lord, with thee. 

22 L. M. 

Prayer offered ly youth. 

LORD, -we are young — thy help we need, 
For various foes infest our way ; 
Be thou to us a fi-iend indeed, 

Nor let us from thy precepts stray. 

2 From wayward paths our feet restore, 
And keep our tongues from speaking guik 

And 0, preserve us evermore 

From sin's seducing, luring smile. 

3 Oiu* youthful hearts with grace inspire 
To thee our every power incline ; 

And may the pure celestial fire. 
Within our bosoms ever shine. 

4 let the morning of our da}'s 

To thee, and thee alone, be given ; 
Increase our love, approve our ways, 
And guide us safely into heaven. 



PRAYER AND PRAISE. 
23 c. M. 

The tribute and prayer of children. 

ALMIGHTY Father, heavenly King I 
Who rul'st the workl above ; 
Accept the tribute children bring 
Of gratitude and love. 

2 To thee, each morning, when we rise, 
Our early vows we pay ; 

And ere the night hath closed our eyes, 
We thank thee for the day. 

3 Our Saviour, ever good and kind, 
To us his word hath given ; 

That children, such as we, may find 
The path that leads to heaven. 

4 Lord, extend thy gracious hand, 
To guide our erring youth ; 

And lead us to that blissful land 
Where dwells eternal truth. 

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Prayer for grace. 

TESUS, let a little child 
U Humbly supplicate thy throne ; 
Speak to me in accents mild, 
thou great and holy One ! 

2 Fill my youthful heart with grace, 
Make it thy beloved abode ; 

Show thy reconciling face, 
my Father and my God ! 

3 May I early learn thy ways, 
Early know thy power and love ; 

Then devote to thee my days, 
Till I am removed above. 



20 PRAYER A?s^D PRAISE. 

25 5tli P. M. 4 lines 73. 

Prayer for grace. 
TESUS Christ, the Truth, the Way, 
V In thy nanie we meet to-day — 
Meet to read thy fp\acious word — 
Meet to hear of Christ the Lord. 
2 From this hour may we, anew, 
Seek thy holy will to do — 
Give to thee each youthful heart, 
And from thee no more depart ! 

20 5th P. M. 4: lines 7s. 

Jes^us a Guide. 

SHEPHERD of thy little flock, 
Lead us to the shadowing rock : 
Where the richest pastures grow. 
Where the living waters flow. 
2 By that pure and silent stream, 
Shelter'd from the scorching beam. 
Shepherd, Saviour, Guardian, Guide, 
Keep us ever near thy side ! 

27 13th P. M. 10, 10, 11, 11. 

Praise to Jesus. 

LET children proclaim their Saviour and King ; 
To Jesus's name hosannas we sing : 
Our best adoration to Jesus we give, 
Who purchased salvation that we may receive. 

2 The meek Lamb of God from heaven came down, 
To ransom with blood and make us his own ; 

He patiently sufFer'd, our souls to redeem ; 
Let songs then be otFer'd to Jesus's Name. 

3 To Him let us give our earliest days, ; 
And thankfully live to publish his praise : 

Our lives shall confess him who came from above; 
Our tongues ever bless him, and tell of his love. 



PRAYER AND PRAISE. 21 

28 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 
Children may pray to God. 

POOPt and needy though I be, 
God my Maker cares for me ; 
Gives me clothing, shelter, food, 
Gives me all I have of good. 

2 He will listen Avhen I pray. 
He is with me night and day ; 
"When I sleep and when I wake, 
Keeps me safe for Jesus' sake. 

3 He who reigns above the sky 
Once became as poor as I ; 

He whose blood for me was shed, 
Had not where to lay his head ! 

4 Though I labour here awhile. 
He will bless me with his smile ; 
And when this short life is past, 

1 shall rest with Him at last. 

29 L. M. 

Against evil words. 
A LMGHTY God, to thee I cry, 
JjL Assist a child's infirmity; 
Nor let me with my lips draw nigh, 
While my heart wanders far from thee. 

2 Ah I never let me speak a word 
But what with all my soul I mean ; 

Or lie to thee, thou glorious Lord, 
By whom my every thought is seen. 

3 But with submissive lowliness 
Should I approach thy glorious throne ; 

How can I hope by Avords to please, 
To please a God I have not known? 

4 I know not what to do or say. 
Till thy bless'd Spirit I receive, 

And Je=;us teaches me to pray, 
And Jesus teaches me to live. 



22 PRAYER AND PRAISB. 

30 etli p. M. 87, 87. 



MAY I love thee and adore thee, 
thou bleeding, dying Lamb ; 
Teach my heart to bow before thee, 
Kindle there a sacred flame. 

2 Teach me what I am by nature, 
How to lift my thoughts on high ; 

Teach me, thou great Creator ! 
How to live, and how to die! 

31 P. M. 86, 868. 

Glory to God in the highest. 

APiOUXD the throne of God in heaven, 
Thousands of children stand ; 
Children whose sins are all forgiven, 

A holy, happy band — 
Siiiguig giory, glory, glory. 

2 A\Tiat brought them to that world above, 
That heaven so bright and fair — 

Where all is peace, and joy, and love? — 

How came those children there, 
Singing glory, glory, glory? 

3 Because the Saviour shed his blood 
To wash away their sin ; 

Bathed in that pure and precioiis flood, 

Behold them white and clean — 
Singing glory, glory, glory. 

4 On eai'th they sought their Saviour's grace, 
On earth they loved his name ; 

So now they see his blessed face, 
And stand before the Lamb — 
Singing glory, glory, glory. 



THE BIBLE. 23 

32 9tli p. M. 87, 87. 

Jesus our strength. 
TESUS, Lord of life and glory, 
tJ Friend of children, tear our lays ; 
Humbly would our souls adore thee, 
Sing thy name in h}Tnns of praise, 

2 what debtors to thy kindness 
Are we, God of boundless love \ 

Thousands wander on in blindness, 
Strangers to the light above. 

3 Jesus, on thine arm relying, 

We would tread this earthly vale ; 
Be our life when we are dying; 

Be our strength, when strength shall fail. 

4 Let us mount the hills of glory. 
Far from sins, and woes, and pains ; 

There, in perfect songs, adore thee, 
And in everlasting strains- 



THE BIBLE. 

33 27th P. M. 4 lines lis. 

The Bible, the word of truth. 
,rnHE Bible — the Bible ! more precious than gold, 
JL The hopes and the glories its pages unfold ; 
It speaks of salvation — wide opens the door — 
Its offers are free to the rich and the poor. 

2 The Bible— the Bible ! blest volume of truth, 
How sweetly it smiles on the season of youth ; 
It bids us seek early the "Pearl of great price," 
Ere the heart is enslaved in the bondage of vice. 

3 The Bible— the Bible ! the valleys shall ring, 
And hill-tops re-echo the notes that we sing ; 
Our banners, inscribed with its precepts and rules, 
Shall long wave in triumph, the joy of our schools 



24 THE BIBLE. 

34 P. M. 76, 86, 86, 86. 

We ^11 not give up the Bible 

¥E 'LL not give up the Bible, 
God's holy book of truth ; 
The blessed staff of hoary age, 

The guide of early youth : 
The sun that sheds a glorious light 

O'er every dreary road ; 
The voice that speaks a Saviour's love, 
And calls us home to God. 

2 "We '11 not give up the Bible, 
For pleasure or for pain ; 

We '11 buy the truth, and sell it not, 

For all that we might gain : 
Though man should try to take our prize 

By guile or cruel might ; 
We '11 suffer all that man could do. 

And God defend the right ! 

3 We '11 not give up the Bible, 
But spread it far and wide, 

TJntil its saving voice be heard 

Beyond the rolling tide : 
Till all shall know its gracious power, 

And, with one voice and heart, 
Eesolve, that from God's sacred word. 

We Ul never, never part ! 

35 5th p. M. 4 lines 7a. 

The precious Bible, 

HOLY Bible ! book divine ! 
Precious treasure ! thou art mine ! 
Mine to tell me whence I came ; 
!Mine, to teach me what I am. 
2 IMine, to chide me when I rove ; 
Mine, to show a Saviour's love ; 
Mine art thou to guide my feet, 
Mine, to judge, condemn, acc[uit. 



THE SABBATH. 25 

3 Mine, to comfort in distress, 
If the Holy Spirit bless ; 
Mine, to show by living faith 
Man can triumph over death. 

4 Mine, to tell of joys to come, 
And the rebel sinner's doom ; 

thou precious book divine ! 
Precious treasure ! thou art mine ! 

86 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

Knowledge of the Scriptures. 

OTHAT I, like Timothy, 
Might the Holy Scriptm-es know, 
From mine early infancy, 

Till for God mature I grow ! 
Made unto salvation wise, 
Eeady for the glorious prize ! 

2 Jesus, all-redeeming Lord, 
Full of truth, and full of grace, 

Make me understand thy word ; 

Teach me in my youthful days 
Wonders in thy word to see, 
Wise thi'ough faith which is in thee. 

3 Open thou mine eyes of faith ; 
Open now the book of God ; 

Show me here the sacred path, 
Leading to thy blest abode ; 
Wisdom from above impart. 
Speak the meaning to my heart. 



THE SABBATH. 

37 L. M. 

The holy Sabbath. 

THIS day belongs to God alone ; 
He chose the Sabbath for his own ; 
And we must neither work nor play, 
Because it is God's holy day. 



26 THE SABBATH. 

2 Tis well to have one day in seven, 
That we may learn the way to heaven 
Then let us spend it as we should, 

In serving God and growing good. 

3 We ought, to-day, to learn and seek 
^Vhat we may think of all the week ; 
And be the better every day, 

For what we hear our teachers say. 

4 And every Sabbath shoiild be past, 
As if Ave knew it were our last : 
What would the dying sinner give 
To have one Sabbath more to live ! 



38 27th P. M. i lines lis 

How sweet is the Sabbath ! 

HOW sweet is the Sabbath, the morning of rest, 
The day of the week which I ought to love best, 
The morning the Saviour arose from the touib. 
And took fi-om the grave all its terror and gloom. 

2 let me be thoughtful and prayerful to-day, 
And not spend a moment in trifling or play ; 
Rememb'riug these seasons were graciously given 
To teach me to seek, and prepare me for, heaven. 

3 In the house of my God, in his presence and fear, 
While I worship to-day may my heart be sincere ; 
In the school while I learn, may I listen with care, 
And be grateful to those who watch over me there. 

4 Instruct me, my Saviour, for thine would I be, 
Xor am I too young to be noticed by thee ; 
Renew all my heart, keep me fii-m in thy ways, 

I would love thee, and serve thee, and give thee 
the praise. 



THE SABBATH. 27 

39 otli p. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Welcome, day of rest. 

WELCOME, welcome, day of rest. 
To the world in kindness given ; 
"Welcome to this humble breast, 
As the beaming light from heaven. 

2 Day of soft and sweet repose, 
Gently now thy moments run, 

As the peaceful streamlet flows, 
Kadiant with a summer's sim. 

3 Day of tidings from the skies. 
Day of solemn praise and prayer, 

Day to make the simple wise, 
O how gi-eat thy blessings are ! 

4 Welcome, welcome, day of rest, 
With thy influence all divine ; 

May thy hallow'd horn's be blest 
To this feeble heart of mine. 

40 , 33d P. M. GG, 6G. 

Close of the Sabbath. 

THE light of Sabbath eve 
Is fading fast away ; 
What record will it leave. 

To crown the closing day? 
Is it a Sabbath spent, 

Of fruitless time destroy'd ? 
Or have these moments lent, 

Been sacredly employ'd ? 
2 To waste these Sabbath hours, 

may we never dare ; 
Nor taint with thoughts of ours 

These sacred days of prayer : 
But may our Sabbaths here 

Inspire om* hearts with love ; 
And prove a foretaste clear 

Of that sweet rest above. 



INFANT CLASSES AND LITTLE 
CHILDREN. 

41 S. M. 

Hymn for an infant class. 

SAVIOUR, do thou appear, 
Our Sabbath-school to bless ; 
Give to our youthful hearts thy fear, 
And perfect righteousness. 

2 Thy boundless grace reveal, 
And all our fears remove ; 

And let our youtliful spirits feel 
The kindlings of thy love. 

3 Subdue oiu- hearts to thee, 
And may our infant tongues 

From all offence and guile be free, 
And full of cheerful songs. 

4 Call ns each one by name, 
Receive each child as thine ; 

And 0, regard our youthful claim, 
With benefits divine. 

42 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

An infant's prayer. 
TESUS, Saviour, Son of God, 
V Who for me life's pathway trod, 
A^Tio for me became a child ; 
Make me humble, meek, and mild. 

2 I thy little lamb would be, 
Jesus, I would follow thee ; 
Samuel was thy child of old, 
Take me, too, within thy fold. 

3 Teach me how to pray to thee ; 
Make me holy, hea^•enly : 

Let me love what thou dost love ; 
Let me live with thee above. 



INFANT CLASSES. 29 

43 s. M. 

The infant school. 

WITHIN these walls be peace, 
Love tlirough our borders found, 
In all our youthful palaces 
Prosperity abound. 

2 God scorns not humble things ; 

Here, though the proud despise, 
The children of the King of kings 

Are training for the skies. 

44 p. M. 64, 64, 67, 64. 

The happy land. 

THERE is a happy land. 
Far, far away, — 
Where saiiits in glory stand. 

Bright, bright as day : 
how they sweetly sing, — 
Worthy is our Saviour King ; 
Loud let his praises ring 
Forever more. 

2 Come to this happy land, 
Come, come away ; 

Why. will ye doubting stand? 

Why still delay ? 
O we shall happy be, 
When, from sin and sorrow free, 
Lord, we shaU live with thee, 

Blest evermore. 

3 Bright, in that happy land, 
Beams every eye ; 

Kept by a Father's hand. 

Love cannot die. 
0, then, to glory run ; 
Be a crown and kingdom won ; 
And bright above the siin, 

Reign evermore. 



30 INFANT CLASSES AND 

45 6th p. M. 4 lines 7s. 
A little cJiild's prayer. 

GENTLE Jesus, meek and mild, 
Look upon a little child ; 
Pity my simplicity. 
Suffer me to come to thee. 

2 Fain I would to thee be brought ; 
Gracious Lord, forbid it not : 

Give a little child a place 
Li the kingdom of thy grace. 

3 I shall then show forth thy praise, 
Serve thee all my happy days : 
Then the world shall always see 
Christ, the holy Child, in me. 

46 p. M. 

" Suffer the little ones to come unto Me." 

I THINK, when I read that sweet story of old, 
^Vhen Jesus was here among men, 
How he call'd little children, as lambs to his fold, 
I should like to have been with him then. 

2 I wish that his hands had been placed on my 

head. 
That his arms had been thrown aroimd me, 
That I might have seen his kind look when he said, 
"Let the little ones come unto me." 

3 Yet still to his footstool in prayer I may go, 
And ask for a share in his love ; 

And if I thus earnestly seek him beloAV, 
I shall see him and hear him above : 

4 In that beautiful place he has gone to prepare, 
For all who are wash'd and forgiven ; 

And many dear children are gathering there, 
" For of such is the kinsrdom of heaven." 



LITTLE CHILDREN. 31 

47 9th p. M. 87, 87. • 

The lambs of Christ. 

HUMBLE praises, holy Jesus, 
Iiii'ant voices raise to thee ; 
In thy mercy, receive us ! 
Sutter us thy lambs to be. 

2 Blessed Jesus, thou hast bidden 
"Babes, like us, to come to thee ; 

Though by thy disciples chidden. 
Thou didst tell them not to flee. 

3 Saviour, condescend to feed us, 
Richly let thy mercy flow ; 

Send thy Spirit, blessed Jesus ; 
Liglit and life on us bestow. 

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Hosanna to Jesus. 

CHH^DRBN of Jerusalem 
Sang the praise of Jesus' name ; 
Children, too, of modern days 
Join to sing the Saviom''s praise : 
Hark ! while infant voices sing 
Loud hosannas to our King ! 

2 We are taught to love the Lord, 
We are taught to read his word ; 
We are taught the way to heaven : 
Praise for all to God be given : 

Hark ! while infant voices sing 
Loud hosannas to our King ! 

3 Parents, teachers, old and young, 
All unite to swell the song : 
Higher and yet higher rise, 

Till hosannas reach the skies : 
Hark ! while infant voices sing 
Loud hosannas to our Kingr ! 



32 INFANT CLASSES AND 

49 P. M. 

Infant praise and prayer. 

HETjP me to praise thy name 
^V]lile I am young ; 
Let me thy truth prochiim 
With my infant tongue : 
Angels from the skies 
Will look clown with gladsome eyes, 
When thy praises rise, 
By infants sung. 

2 Keep us in peace and joy 
Through childhood's days ; 

Help each little girl and boy 
To walk in thy ways : 

50 shall we be free 

From the thorns of misery ; 
Heaven our home shall be, 
Thine all the praise. 

50 P.M. 

The horde's prayer. 

OUR Father in heaven, 
We hallow thy name ! 
May thy kingdom holy 
On earth be begun ! 
give to us daily 

Our portion of bread ; 
It is from thy bounty 
That all must be fed. 

2 Forgive our transgressions, 

And teach us to know 
That humble comjiassion 

'S\1iich pardons each foe ; 
Keep us from temptation, 

From weakness and sin, 
And thine be the glory 

Forever — Amen . 



LITTLE CHILDREN. 3c 

51 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 
Hallelujah. 

'hjTlGWTY God, while angels bless tliee, 
liX May not infants lisp thy name ? 
Lord of men as well as angels, 

Thou art every creature's theme 
Hallelujah, 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen! 
2 Lord of every land and nation, 

Ancient of eternal days, 
Sounded through the wide creation, 

Be thy just and lawful praise : 
Hallelujah, 

Hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen ! 

52 9th P. M. 87, 87. 
Evening hymn. 

JESUS, tender Shepherd, hear me. 
Bless thy little lamb to-night ; 
Through the darkness be thou near me. 
Keep me safe till mcrning light. 

2 Through this day thy hand has led me. 
And I thank thee for thy care ; 

Tliou hast warm'd me, clothed, and fed me, 
Listen to my evening prayer. 

3 Let my sins be all forgiven. 
Bless the friends I love so well ; 

Take me, when I die, to heaven, 
Happy there, with thee to dwell. 

THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL. 

63 L. M 

The morning of life. 

IN life's gay morn let children learn 
To love the sacred place of prayer ; 
From sinful ways delight to turn, 
And early pay their tribute there. 
49 3 



34 THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL. 

2 Let buoyant hearts harmonious blend 
As youthfol lips are tuned to sing, 

And lofty strains of praise ascend 
To heaven's exalted, glorious King. 

64 S. M. 

Invitation. 

COME, join our Sabbath song, 
On this the holy day ; 
We know that angel haq^s above 
Unite to swell the lay. 

2 Come to om- Sabbath-school — 
Come to the place of prayer ; 

Come, little boy and little girl, 
Our sacred pleasure share; 

3 And in the house above, 
Not made with human hand. 

We'll sing at last the Sabbath song, 
In one unbroken band ! 

65 c. ivt 

Love for the Sunday-school. 

I LOVE the Sabbath-school— the place 
My youthful feet have trod, 
Where I have heard of wisdom's vrays, 
That lead to peace and God. 

2 I love the Sabbath-school — 'tis there 
The praise of God we sing, — 

'Tis there we bow the knee in prayer 
To God, oiu- heavenly King. 

3 I love the Sabbath-school — where we 
The Holy Bible read,— 

Which tells of Christ, who came to be 
A Saviom- in our need. 

4 0, that when life's few cares are past, 
Our teachers we may meet 

Upon the blissful plains, and cast 
Our crowns at Jesus' feet. 



THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL. 35 

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Thanks to God. 

FATHER ! from thy throne above, 
Smile upon us in thy love : 
Happy childi-en of the free, 
Grateful songs would raise to thee. 

2 Thanks for Sunday-schools so dear, 
^Vl^ere we 're taught thy word and fear, 
From that holy hook of thine, 

Fiird with precious truths divine. 

3 Saviour! 'mid all earthly strife, 
Through the cares and ills of life, 
May the precepts thou hast given 
Guide us in the path to heaven. 

57 CM. 

The Sabbath-school. 

S'\VEET Sahbath-school, place dear to me, 
"Where'er through life I roam, 
]\Iy heart will often turn to thee, 
"l\Iy childhood's Sabbath home. 

2 Within thy courts of Him I 've heard 

Whose bii'th the angels sung, 
When o'er the shepherds fili'd" with fear, 

The star of glory hung. 

8 holy place ! where first we shed 

The penitential tear; 
WTiere youthful steps are taught to tread 

In paths of peace and prayer. 

4 "When all our wand'rings here shall cease, 
And cares of life shall end. 

In God's eternal Sabbath place 
May we our anthems blend. 



36 THE SUNDAY-SCnOOL. 

68 L. M. 

Opening of school. 

ASSE]\IBLED in our school once n-'ore, 
Lord, thy blessing we implore , 
We meet to read, and sing, and pray ; 
Be with us then through this thy day. 

2 Our fervent prayer to thee ascends, 
For parents, teachers, foes, and friends ; 
And when we iu thy house appear, 
Help us to ^^■o^ship iu thy fear. 

3 "When we on earth shall meet no more, 
May we above to glory soar; 

And praise thee in more lofty strains, 
Where one eternal Sabbath reigns. 

59 s. ]\L 

Morning hymn. 

Tins morning, Lord, attend, 
^Vhile we are bow'd in prayer ; 
And from thy glorious throne descend. 
And in our midst appear. 

2 Make this thy dwelling-place, 
While we assembled stay ; 

Inspire each youthful soul with grace, 
And wash oui- sins away. 

3 let this morning be 
Devoted to thy ways : 

And consecrate our school to thee, 
And fill each heart with praise. 

4 To child and teacher, Lord, 
Be thy best favours given ; 

And may we all, with one accord, 
Make sure our way to heaven. 



THE SUNDAY- SCHOOL. 37 

60 L.M. 

Opening hymn. 

GRKIT God ! beliold, before tliy throne 
A band of cbildi-en lowly bend ; 
Thy face we seek, thy name we own, 
x\jid pray that thou wilt be our Friend. 

2 Thy Holy Spirit's aid impart, 
That he may teach us how to pray ; 

Make us sincere, and let each heart 
Delight to tread in wisdom's way. 

3 let thy grace our souls renew, 
And seal a sense of pardon there ; 

Teach us thy will to know and do, 
And let us all thy image bear. 

61 L. M. 

A blessing sought upon the lesson. 

'WHITE upon my mem'ry. Lord, 
The texts and doctrines of thy word ; 
That I may break thy laws no more. 
But love thee better than before ! 

2 With thoughts of Christ, and things divine, 
Fill up this foolish heart of mine ; 
That, hoping pardon through his blood, 

1 may lie down and wake with God. 

62 S. M. 
Parting. 

ONCE more, before we part. 
We '11 bless the Saviour's name ; 
Record his mercies, every heart ; 
Sing, every tongue, the same. 

2 May we receive his word. 
And feed thereon and gi-ow; 

Go on to seek, and know the Lord, 
And practise what we know. 



ANNIVERSARIES. 
63 c. M. 

Anniversary hyvin. 

¥E now to Christ, the Saviour King, 
Our aiuiual triljute pay ; 
Li sweet bosannas here we sing, 

For his life-cheering ray : 
0, let the heavenly chorus rise, 

On this our festal day ; 
And wake the concord of the skies 
With this our joyous lay. 

2 Another year has nin its round, 

Since last we gather'd here ; 
And still the precious gospel sound 

Invites our list'ning ear : 
But many Sabbath hours ai'e gone, 

Of kind instruction given ; 
0, may the lessons we have learn'd 

Guide us to Christ and heaven. 

64 6th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Sdbhath- school anniversary. 

WELCOME to our festival, 
Parents, teachers, children, all ; 
God has spared us through the year. 
And in mercy brings us here. 

2 All unite to praise om- God, 
For his grace on us bestow'd ; 
Hallow'd be the songs Me raise — 
Happy songs of grateful praise. 

3 God, who dwells beyond the sky, 
Turns on us a gracious eye ; 

Still prolongs our day of grace ; 
Gives us time to seek iiis face. 



ANNIVERSARIES. 3! 

4 But while thus our hearts rejoice, 
"We must hear his warning voice, — 
Seek the way of peace and truth, 
In the early days of youth. 

65 8th p. M. 87, 87, 47. 

A blessing sought for the Sunday-school. 

THOU, who didst with love and blessing, 
Gather Zion's babes to thee; 
Still a Saviour's love expressing. 
Now the babes of Zion see; 

Bless the labours 
That would bring them up for thee. 

2 Smile upon our weak endeavour, 
Vain, if thou thy smile deny ; 

Let them rise, to live forever ! 
Train, ! train them for the sky: 

Ne'er may Satan 
Plunder Zion's nm-sery. 

3 Ix)rd, with humble fervour bending, 
We thy blessing woidd entreat ; 

Let thy Spirit, now descending, 
Make the toils of learning sweet ; 

Straight to Zion 
Guide the young inquii-er's feet. 



MISSIONARY. 

6Q 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 

Meeting for charity. 

LITTLE rain-drops feed the rill ; 
Rills to meet the brooklet glide ; 
Brooks the broader rivers fiU ; 
Rivers swell the ocean's tide. 



40 MISSIOXAEY. 

2 So tlie dew-drops gather d liei'e, 
Mites from willing childhood's hand, 

Shall those streams of bomity cheer 
That with greenness clothe the land. 

3 With that sea of love shall blend 
Which the gos2:)ers grace doth pour. 

And the name of Jesus send 
E'en to eai'th's remotest shore. 

67 7th P. M. 8 lines Is. 

Children at the gate of heaven. 

J YTTIM travellers, Zionward, 
.i 1 Each one entering into rest, 
in the kingdom of your Lord, 

In the mansions of the blest ; 
There, to welcome, Jesus waits, 

Gives the crowns his followers win — 
Lift your heads, ye golden gates ! 

Let the little travellers in ! 

2 Wlio are they whose little feet, 
Pacing life's dark journey through, 

Now have reach'd that heavenly seat. 

They had ever kept in view? 
" I from Greenland's frozen land ;" 

"I from Lidia's sultry plain;" 
"I from Afric's barren sand ;" 

"I from islands of the main." 

3 "All our earthly journey past, 
Every tear and pain gone by, 

Here together met at last, 

At the portal of the sky ! 
Each the welcome ' Come ' awaits, 

Conqu'rors over death and sin!" — 
Lift your heads, ye golden gates ! 

Let the little ti'avellers in ! 



MISSIONARY. 41 

68 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. 
The heathen mother. 

SEE that heathen mother stand 
Where the sacred cun-ents flow, 
With her own maternal hand 
'Mid the waves her infant throw. 

2 Hark ! I hear the piteous scream ! 
Frightful monsters seize their prey ; 

Or the dark and bloody stream 
Bears the struggling child away. 

3 Fainter now, and fainter still, 
Breaks the cry upon the ear ; 

But the mother's heart is steel ; 
She, unmoved, that cry can hear I 

4 Send, send the Bible there, 
Let its precepts reach her heart ; 

She may then her children spare — 
Act the mother's tender part. 

69 L. M. 

Missionary meeting. 

JESUS ! in Christian love we meet. 
To bring an ofTring to thy feet ; 
All in theh' hand some talent bear, 
And lay it humbly, freely there. 

2 Yes, for thy gospel's cause, with joy, 
Our hands, our hearts, we would employ : 
smile upon us, from above, 

That bless'd may be our work of love. 

3 Then let us feel thy presence near. 
Whilst met in holy union here : 

Our zeal, our love, do thou increase, 
And let ub reap the fruits of peace. 



DEATH AND FUNERALS. 

70 L. M. ' 

Death of a scholar. 

AjMOHRXTN'G class, a vacant seat, 
Tell us that one we loved to meet, 
Will join our youthful throng no more 
Till all these changing scenes are o'er. 

2 No more that voice we loved to hear 
Shall fill her teacher's list'ning ear; 
No more its tones shall join to swell 
The songs that of a Saviour tell. 

3 That welcome face, that sparkling eye, 
And sprightly form, must buried lie 
Deep in the cold and silent gloom, 

The rayless night, that fills the tomb. 

4 God tells us, by this mournful death, 
How vain and fleeting is our breath, 
And bids our souls prepare to meet 
The trial of his judgment-seat. 

71 8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. 
Death of a scholar. 

WHERE we oft have met in gladness. 
On the holy Sabbath-day, 
Slowly now, with tearful sadness, 
Each pursues his lonely way, 

Tears are fallmg — 
On this holy Sabbath-day. 

2 Oue we loved has left our number 

For the dark and silent tomb ; 
Closed his eyes in deathless slumber — 

Faded in his early bloom : 
Hear us, Savioui-, — 

Thou hast biest the lonely tomb. 



DEATH AND FUNERALS. 43 

3 Thxougli its dark and narrow portal 
Once they bore thee to tliy rest ; • 

There a ray of light immortal, 
Like a sunbeam from the west, 

Burst the shadows — 
And the grave thenceforth was blest. 



4 By the light that thus was given 
To the darkness of the tomb — 

By the blessed light of heaven, 
Gilding scenes of earthly gloom, - 

Star of gladness, — 
All our night with joy illume. 

5 From our circle, little brother, 
Early hast thou pass'd away! 

But the angels say, — ^Another 
Joins our holy song to-day 1 

Weep no longer — 
Join with them the sacred lay. 



72 6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. 

The early dead. 

riHlLDREN, like the early flower, 
\J Often droop and lose their bloom- 
Pass away in childhood's hour, 

To the cold and silent tomb-— 
Bodies laid beneath the sod — 
Spiiits gone away to God ! 

2 Oft along the busy street, 
Sad and tearful mom-ners go ; 

Mothers for their children weep, 
"VVeep that death has laid them low : 

Nipp'd the buds before their bloom, 

Hid them in the silent tomb. 



44 DEATH AND FUNERALS. 

3 But the little ones ■\a1io hear 
Kiud instruction's warning voice, 

Turn to truth a willing ear, 

And in wisdom's Avays rejoice ; 
Need not fear the spoiler's blow, 
Though he lay the spring-buds low ! 

4 God will gather them again ; 
In his garden they will gi'ow, 

On that green and lovely plain, 

Where the crystal waters flow, 
Never more to lay theii- head 
Faintly on the cold earth-bed. 

73 L. M. . 

Death of a teacher. 

THE voice is hush'd — the gentle voice, 
That told us of a Saviour's love ; 
And made our youthful hearts rejoice. 
In hope of heaven, oiu- home above. 

2 Tlie eye is dim, the loving eye, 
That beam'd so fondly on us here ; 

Seal'd up in death, the anxious sigh 
No more bedews it Avith a tear ! 

3 But in the land beyond the gi-ave, 
That voice will swell in rapturous tone, 

The song to Him who died to save. 
And bring the weary trav'ler home. 

4 That eye, with holy radiance bright, 
Shall kindle like the stars of even ; 

Like them shall pierce the shades of night, 
And sweetly shine on us from heaven. 

5 That brow shall wear its glitt'ring cro-wn. 
When sun and stars no more shall shine ; 

When death shall lay his sceptre down — 
The grave her empire shall resign. 



DEATH AXD FUNERALS. 45 

6 Then let tis weep as Jesus wept ; 

Hallow'd by love each gentle sigh ; 
Since in the grave our Saviour slept, 



The Christian need not fear to 



pp, 
die. 



74 9th P. M. 87, 87. 

Funeral liyinn. 

SISTER, thou wast mild and lovely, 
Gentle as the summer breeze. 
Pleasant as the air of evening 
When it floats among the trees. 

2 Peaceful be thy silent slumber, 
Peaceful in the grave so low : 

Thou no more wilt join our number, — 
Thou no more our songs shalt know. 

3 Dearest sister, thou hast left us ! 
Here thy loss we deeply feel ; 

But 'tis God that hath bereft us, 
He can all our sorrow heal. 

4 Yet again we hope to meet thee, 
■\^1ien"the day of life is fled, 

Then, in heaven, with joy to greet thee, 
Where no farewell tear is shed. 

75 c. M. 

At a funeral. 

CALM on the bosom of thy God, 
Dear spirit, rest thee now ; 
E'en while with ours thy footsteps trod, 
His seal was on thy brow. 

2 Dust, to its narrow home beneath ; 

Soul, to its rest on high ; 
They that have seen thy look in death, 

No more may fear to die. 



DOXOLOGIES. 

76 5th p. M. 4 lines 7s. 

GLORY to the Father give, 
God, in ■whom we move and live ; 
Children's prayers he deigns to hear, 
Children's songs delight his ear. 

2 Glory to the Son we bring, 

Christ, our Prophet, Priest, and King; 
Children, raise your sweetest strain 
To the Lamb, for he was slain. 

3 Glory to the Holy Ghost ; 
Be this day a pentecost ! 
Children's minds may he inspire, 
Touch their tongues with holy fire. 

4 Glory in the highest be 
To the blessed Trinity, 
For the Gospel from above. 

For the word that "God is love." 

77 L. M. 

PRAISE ye the Lord, who kindly rules 
And governs all our Sunday-schools ; 
Let children, with the cherub host. 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

78 c. M. 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
"Who sweetly all agree, 
To save a world of sinners lost, 
Eternal glory be. 

79 s. M. 

GTV^ to the Father praise, 
Give glory to the Son : 
And to the Spirit of his grace 
Be equal honour done. 



INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

WITH THE AUTHORS' NAMES, AS FAR AS ASCERTArPTED. 



Pa?a 

Almighty Father, heavenly King Unknown 19 

Almighty God, thy piercing eye Watts . 9 

Almighty God, to thee I cry C. Wesley 21 

A mourning class, a vacant seat Unknown 42 

"^Around the throne of God, in heaven Unknown 22 

Assembled in oar school once more Unknown 36 

Blest, beyond all eartlily blessing Unknown 14 

Calm on the bosom of. thy God Mrs. Remans 45 

Children, hke the early flower Mrs. Maxwell 43 

Children of Jerusalem Unknown 31 

Come, join our Sabbath song Mrs. Maxwell 34 

Come, let us join the hosts above C. Wesley 7 

Come to the mercy-seat Mrs. Maxwell 8 

Father ! from thy throne above Phelps 35 

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild C. Wesley 30 

Give to the Father praise Watts. 46 

Glory to the Father give Montgomery 46 

God has said, Forever bless'd Unknown 13 

Great God, behold, before thy throne Unknown 37 

Great God ! with heart and tongue Fawcett 17 

Guardian of souls ! throughout my days, . .Rusling 17 

Happy child, whom God doth aid C. Wesley 15 

Happy the child whose tender years Watts. 12 

Help me to praise thy name Unknoivn 32 

Holy Bible ! book divine J. B. 24 

Holy children read and pray Unknown 14 

How sweet is the Sabbath, the raorn. Silver- St. Col. 26 

Humble praises, holy Jesus Unknown 31 

I love the Sabbath-school : the place Unknown 34 

I think, when I read that sweet' story . , .Mrs. Luke SO 

In life's gay mom, let children learn J. H. H. 33 

lesus Christ, the Truth, the Way Mrs. Maxwell 20 

Jesus, in Christian love we meet O. P.. 41 

Jesus, let a little child Rusling 19 

Jesus, Lord of life and glory Unknown 23 

Jesus, Saviour, Son of God Bickersteth's Col. 28 

Tesus, tender Shepherd, hear me Duncan 33 



48 INDEX TO THE HYMNS. 

Poge 
Let children proclaim their Saviour and. . C. Wesler/ 20 

Little children, stop and think Mrs. Maxwell 1 1 

Little rain-drops feed the rill Mrs. Sigoumey 39 

Little travellers, Zionward Edmeston 40 

Lord, we are young, thy help we need Rusling IS 

May I love thee, and adore thee Unknown 25 

Mighty God, while angels bless thee Robinson 3-5 

O Jesus, delight of my soul Unknown I?, 

O that I, hke Timothy C. Wesley 25 

O write upon my memory, Lord Water son 37 

Once more, before we part Unknown S7 

Our Father in heaven Mrs. Hall S2 

Our Saviour bids the children come . . 2Irs. Maxwell 7 

Poor and needy though I be Unknown 21 

Praise ye the Lord, who kindly rules Rusling 46 

Saviour, do thou appear Rusling 28 

See that heathen mother stand Mrs. Broxom 4i 

See the kind Shepherd, Jesus, stands Unknown ] 1 

Shepherd of thy little flock Unknown 20 

Sister, thou wast mild and lovely S.F. Smith 45 

Sweet Sabbath-school, place dear to Tae..Kennaday 35 

Swift the moments fly away Unknown 12 

The Bible, the Bible, more precious than. . Unknoion 23 

The light of Sabbath eve Edmeston 27 

The sun that lights the world shall fade. .Edmeston 8 
The voice is hush'd, the gentle voice.il/rs. Maxwell 44 

Tliis day belongs to God alone Taylor 25 

This hfe is but a summer's day Unknown 10 

This morning. Lord, attend Rusling 36 

There is a happy land Unknown 29 

There is an hour when I must die Watts . 9 

There is beyond the sky Watts. 10 

Thou who didst, with love and blessing Taylor 39 

'Tis religion that can give Mrs. Masters 13 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Watts. 46 

We are but young, yet we may sing Unknown 15 

We now to Christ, the Saviour King Unknown 3S 

We '11 not give up the Bible Unknown 2 1 

Welcome to our festival Mrs. Maxwell 38 

Welcome, welcome, day of rest Hastings 27 

Where we oft have met in gladness. .Mrs. Maxioell 42 
Witliin these walls be peace Unknoion 29 




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