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3 For, without His blesséd teaching,

All our reading must be vain :
And but foolishness all preaching,

Till the Spirit make it plain.
4 He would show the young beginner

That in him there's nothing good ;
He would lead the vilest ginner

To the Saviour's precious blood. 5 Deeply are our hearts polluted :

Le would cleanse and keep them clean,-
To His holy nature suited,

While His witness dwells within.
6 Lord, no longer would we grieve Thee,

Lest the day of grace depart;
But, at once, would each receive Theo

To a humble, willing heart!

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"The manifestations of the Spirit."
1 COR. xii. 7.

4.6's & 2-8's.

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THOU 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 !
If earthly parents hear
Their children when they cry,
If they with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply,-
Much more wilt Thou Thy love display,
And answer when Thy children pray.

Our heavenly Father, Thou:
We, children of Thy grace :
0 let Thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place --
That all may feel the heavenly flame,
And all unite to praise Thy name!

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“Shew me Thy ways, O Lord."
PSALM XXV. 4.

L.M 1

BE
E with us, Lord, where'er we go,

Teach us what Thou would'st have us do,
Suggest whate'er we think or say,
Direct us in the narrow way.

? Prevent us, lest we harbour pride,

Lest we in our own strength confide;
Show us our weakness,-let us see

We have our power, our all, from Theo.
3 Enrich us always with Thy love;

Our kind Protector ever prove;
Thy signet put upon our breast,

And let Thy Spirit on us rest.
5 Assist, and teach us, Lord, to pray;

Incline our natures to obey;
What Thou abhorrest may we flee,

And only love what pleases Thee.
5 O may we never do our will,

But Thine, and only Thine, fulfil ;
Let all our time, and all our ways,
Be spent and ended to Thy praise !

" The Spirit and the Bride say, Come."
102
REV. xxii. 17.

8.M.
1
THE Spirit in our hearts

Is whispering, Sinner, Come!
The bride, the Church of Christ proclaims,

To all His children, Come!
2 Let him that heareth, say,

To all about him, Come!
Let him that thirsts for righteousness,

To Christ, the Fountain, come!
Yes I whosoever will,

O let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life:

'Tis Jesus bids him Come!
LO! Jesus, who invites,

Declares, “I quickly come;
Lord, even so ! I wait Thy hour :
Jesus, my Saviour, Come!

"A still, small voice,"
103
I KINGS xix. 12.

O.M. 1

TAKE my poor heart, just as it is,
So shall I love Thee above all,

And live to Thee alone.
% Complete Thy work, and crown Thy grace,

That I may faithful prove:
And listen to that still, small voice,

Which only whispers-love;

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8 Which teaches me Thy sovereign will,

And tells me what to do ;
Which covers me with shame, when I

Do not Thy will pursue.
4 This unction may I ever feel,-

This teaching from the Lord;
And learn obedience to Thy voice,

Thy soul-reviving word.

"An habitation of God through the Spirit 104 EPH. 11. 22.

2-7'6.8&to 1 HOLY Ghost, dispel our sadness ;

Pierce the clouds of nature's night;
Come, Thou source of joy and gladness,

Breathe Thy life, and spread Thy light! 2 Author of our new creation,

Bid us all Thine influence prove;
Make our souls Thy habitation,
Shed abroad the Saviour's love.

“Early will I seek Thee." 105

PSALM lxlii. l.
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Now, in my early days,

Teach me Thy will to know;
O Lord, Thy sanctifying grace

Betimes on me bestow !
2 Make an unguarded youth

The object of Thy care ;
Help me to choose the way of truth,

And flee from every snare, 3 My heart, to folly prone,

Renew by power divine;
Unite it to Thyself alone,

And make me wholly Thine. 4 Lord, let Thy word of grace

My warmest thoughts employ ;
Be this, through all my future days:

My treasure and my joy.
To what Thy laws impart,

Be my whole soul inclined ;
O let them dwell within my heart,

And sanctify my mind! 6

May Thy young servant learn

By theso tù cleanse his way;
And may 1 here the path discern

That leads to endless day.

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"The fruit of the Spirit."
GAL. v. 22.

D. 8.7.8.7. 1 FAR too often men are crying-

" Who will show us any good ?"
While on their own works relying,

They neglect a Saviour's blood :
Broken cisterns ever hewing,

On the banks of living streams;
Ways of error still pursuing,-

Where the Holy Spirit beams. 2 For the fount of living waters,

For the day-star's heavenly rays,
Lord, assist Thy sons and daughters

Still to give Thee fervent praise :
And, while Holy Scripture reading,

Or beneath the Gospel's sound,
All their hearts Thine influence leading,-

May the Spirit's fruit abound;
3 Love, joy, peace, enduring patience,

Temperance in every thing,
Kindness, meekness in all stations,

Faith, whence other graces spring;
These are riches worth possessing,

And the Spirit makes them mine;
Help me, Lord, to win the blessing,

And the glory shall be Thine!

THE HOLY TRINITY,

D.7.6.7...

"Three that bear record in heaven." 107

1 JOHN V. 7.
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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, with sweet accord,

All in one thanksgiving join;
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

Eternal praise be Thine!
2 Father, God, Thy love we praise,

Which gave Thy Son to die;
Jesus, full of truth and grace,

Alike we giorify;
Spirit, Comforter divine,

Praise by all to Thee be given,
Till we in full chorus join,

And earth is turned to heaven!

"All spiritual blessings." 108 EPH. i. 3.

L.M.
1
FATHER, Thy heavenly gifts afford-

Thy Son, Thy Spirit, and Thy word :
--Thy word to teach our wayward youth
Thy pure commandments, God of truth!
-Thy Spirit, to dispel the night
Of sin and error, God of light!
-Thy Son, to raise our minds above

This world's affections, God of love!
3 For all the good Thy grace imparts,

What shall we give Thee ?-take our hearts;
O seal them by Thy power divine,
In life, in death, for ever Thine!

8.7.8.7

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"Making melody in your heart."

EPH. v. 19.
1 To

Grateful anthems let us raise ;
Holy joy, our souls possessing,

Swells the tribute of our praise.
2 Glory to the Almighty Father,

Fountain of eternal love :
Who, His wandering sheep to gather,

Sent a Saviour from above.
8 To the Son all praise be given;

Who, with love unknown before,
Left the bright abode of heaven,

And our sins and sorrows bore ! 4 Equal strains of warm devotion

Let the Spirit's praise employ;
Author of each holy motion,

Source of wisdom, peace, and joy!
6 Thus, while our glad hearts ascending,

Glorify Jehovah's name,
Heavenly songs with ours are blending ;

There the theme is still the same.

"I will sing and give praise." L.M. 110

PSALM cviii. l.
1
AY
LMIGHTY God, Thy name I praise

For Christian parents, Christian friends,
For peaceful nights and happy days,
And every gift Thy mercy sends.

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