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“This God is our God for ever." 88

PSALM xlviii. 14, 1 THIS

God is the God we adore,

Our faithful, unchangeable friend;
Whose love is as great as His power,

And neither knows measure nor end. 2 'Tis Jesus the First and the Last,

Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home:
We'll praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all that's to come.

D. 7.6.7.6

1 HAI

“Men shall be blessed in Him;" 89

PSALM lxxii, 17,
AIL to the Lord's Anointed !

Great David's greater Son;
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 shall come down like showers

Upon the fruitful earth,
And love, joy, hope, 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.
8 Kings shall fall down before Him,

And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing :
For He shall have dominion
O’er river, sea, and shore,
Far as the eagle's pinion,

Or dove's light wing can soar.
€ O'er every foe victorious,

He on His throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all blest:
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His name shall stand for ever ;
That name to us is-Love.

B.M

"The Head, even Christ." 90

EPH. iv, 15.
1
ONE
NE is our Master,-Christ,

To Him we stand or fall;
Of His own Church, the one great Head,

And Lawgiver of all.
2 Jesus, Thou King of saints,

Lord of my conscience be;
Sole Ruler of Thy kingdom, come

And guide and govern me!

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

91

"Access by one Spirit."
EPH. ii. 18.

L.M. 1 COME, Holy Spirit, calm my mind,

And fit me to approach my God;
Remove each vain, each worldly thought,

And make me, Lord, Thy blest abode. 2 Hast Thou imparted to my soul

A living spark of heavenly fire ?
O kindle now the sacred flame,

And let it rise in pure desire.
3 Reveal to me the Saviour's love,

The love that Christ for sinners bore;
Give me a new and contrite heart,
A heart that Saviour to adore.

6.7.8,7.

"A New Spirit." 92

EZEK. Xxxvi. 26. 1 HOLY, Spirit, come,

renew me, Make me holy, make me just; I am evil, O subdue me

To His yoke, in whom I trust!
2 I would have new thought and feeling,

New desire, and new delight;
Grant, O grant me the revealing

Made by Thine own heavenly light! 3 Make me love my God; and serving

Him supremely, day by day,-
Without wandering, without swerving.
May I tread the heavenly way!

"The Spirit of Truth." 93 JOHN xvi. 13.

8.M 1

COME Holy Spirit, come !

Let Thy bright beams arise ;
Dispel all sorrow from our minds,

All darkness from our eyes.
2 Convince us of our sin;

Then lead to Jesus' blood,
And to our wondering view reveal

The secret love of God.
8 'Tis Thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life through every part,

And new create the w
4 Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;

Our minds from bondage free ;
Then shall we know, and praise, and love,

The Father, Son, and Thee.
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"Teach me the way of Thy statutes."
PSALM cxix. 33.

O.M. 1 0

THAT the Lord would guide my ways,

To keep His statutes still !
O that my God would grant me grace,

To know and do His will!
2 O send Thy Spirit down to write

Thy law upon my heart!
Nor let my tongue indulge deceit,

Nor act the liar's part.
From vanity turn off mine eyes;

Let no corrupt design,
Nor covetous desire, arise

Within this soul of mine.
4 Order my footsteps by Thy word,

And make my heart sincere:
Let sin have no dominion, Lord,

But keep my conscience clear.
8 Make me to walk in Thy commands,-

'Tis a delightful road!
Nor let my head, nor heart, nor hands,
Offend against my God.

"He dwelleth with you." 95

JOHN xiv. 17.
1

Whom heaven cannot contain,
Make me His temple and abode,

And in me live and reign

AND

2 Come, Spirit of the Lord,

Teacher, and heavenly Guide!
Be it according to Thy word,

And in my heart reside.
3 O Holy, Holy Ghost!

Pervade this soul of mine;
In me renew Thy Pentecost, -

Reveal Thy power divine !
4 Make it my highest bliss,

Thy blesséd fruits to know;
Thy joy, and peace, and gentleness,

Goodness and faith to show,
5 Be it my greatest fear

Thy holiness to grieve;
Walk in the Spirit even here,

And in the Spirit live.
6 Now let me live in Thee,

My inner life of love;
So, only, shall I meetened be
For spirit-life above.

"The Guide of my youth."
96
JER. iii. 4.

8's.6.8's.6.
1
GREAT God,

our youthful voices raise,
And tune our lips and hearts with praise,
Thy goodness to adore:
Our life, our health, our every friend,
From Thee arose, on Thee depend :

Help us to love Thee more.
2 Stretch o'er our heads Thy guardian wings ;
Secure the weak, O King of kings!

The stranger's refuge be;
And, as Thy Spirit guides our youth,
Inspire our opening minds with truth

The truth that leads to Thee.

C.M.

"I will pour out My Spirit." 97

JOEL ii, 28.
1
SPIRIT divine! attend our prayer,

each Thy ;
Descend with all Thy gracious power,

O come, Great Spirit, come!
2 Come as the light-to us reveal

Our emptiness and woe;
And lead us in those paths of life,
Where all the righteous go.

3 Come as the fire, and purge our hearts,

Like sacrificial flame!
Let our whole souls an offering be

To our Redeemer's name.
4 Come as the dew-and sweetly bless

This consecrated hour,
Till every mind be taught to own

Thy fertilizing power.
5 Come as the dove-and spread Thy wings,

The wings of peaceful love;
And let our gathering here become

Blest as the church above.

98

“I will put My Spirit within you."
EZEK. xxxvi. 27.

L.M. 1 COME gracious Spirit, heavenly dove,

With light and comfort from above,--
Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide ;

O’er every thought and step preside.
2 O turn us, with a Father's care,

From every sin and hurtful snare;
Lead to Thy word,-that rules must give,

And teach us lessons how to live.
3 The light of truth, O Lord, display,

And make us know and choose Thy way;
Plant holy fear in every heart,

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

That we must take to dwell with God;
Lead us to Christ-the living way,

Ner let us from His pastures stray.
B Lead us to God-our final rest,

In His enjoyment to be blest:
Lead us to heaven, our home above,
Of perfect happiness and love.

“Grieve not the Holy Spirit."
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EPH. iv. 30.

8.7.8.1, SHALL we grieve the Holy Spirit,

Who, despising not our youth,
Would assist us to inherit

All the wealth of heavenly truth?
2 What amazing condescension

Does this sacred guide display,
When He rouses our attention

To the peaceful, pleasant way!

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