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2 In praise to Thee my heart I lift;

But, more than all Thy love has given,
I bless Thee for the wondrous gift

Of Jesus Christ our Lord from heaven, 3 O may the Spirit from above,

Stoop down and make my heart His care;
And shed abroad a Saviour's love,
And write His name and likeness there!

God blessed for ever:-Amen,"
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ROM. ix. 5.

11.8.11.8. 1 CREATOR, Redeemer, and Spirit of truth,

One God over all evermore,
In songs of thanksgiving let childhood and youth

Extol Thee, and praise, and adore ! 2 Thy power we behold in the works of Thine hand,

The heavens Thy glory declare,
Thy providence rules over ocean and land,

All creatures that live are Thy care. 3 Thy love, beyond thought, in the gospel we trace,

The gift of all gifts is Thy Son,-
Redeeming, restoring, and blessing our race,

When fallen, condemned, and undone. 4 Thy kindness, long-suffering, and mercy to crown

The heirs of salvation to seal,
To dwell in Thy people, the Spirit came down :

His influence now may we feel!
5 The Father, the Son, and the Spirit of truth,

One God over all evermore,
Let manhood aud age join with childhood and

youth,

To honour, praise, love and adore ! 112

"Joy shall be in heaven."
LUKE XY. 7.

LM
1
TVO
HO can describe the joys that rise

Through all the courts of Paradise
To see a prodigal return,
To see an heir

of glory born ?
2 With joy the Father doth appro70

The fruit of Ilis eternal love;
The Son with joy looks down and sees

The purchase of His agonies.
3 The Spirit takes delight to view

The holy soul He formed anew;
And saints and angels join to sing
The growing empire of their King.

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“These Three are One." 113

1 JOHN v. 7. 1 ТО

God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit,- Three in One,
Be honour, praise, and glory given,

By all on earth, and all.in heaven 114

"To God only wise, be glory."

ROM. xvi. 27.
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Give to the Father praise ;

Give glory to the Son :
And to the Spirit of His grace,

Be equal honour done!

L.M.

115

Praise ye Him, all His hosts."
PSALM cxlviii. 2.

L.M. 1 PRAISE God from whom all blessings

flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him, above, ye heavenly host :-
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

SIN CONFESSED AND MERCY SOUGHT.

7's.

116

"Ask, and ye shall receive."

JOHN xvi. 24.
1
COME, my soul, thy suit prepare,

Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,

Therefore will not say thee nay. 2 Thou art coming to a king:

Large petitions with thee bring :
For His grace and power are such,

None can ever ask too much. 8 With my burden I begin :

Lord, remove this load of sin :
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,

Set my conscience free from guilt. 4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest;

Take possession of my breast
There Thy blood-bought right maintain,

And without a rival reign. 8 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.

6 Shew me what I have to do;

Every hour my strength renew;
Let me live a life of faith;

Let me dio Thy people's death. 117

“Ye are bought with a price."
1 COR. vi. 20.

L.M. 1 OUR heavenly Father :-we confess,

With grief and shame, our sin and guilt; Turn, Lord, from our unrighteousness,

Look on Thy Son,-His blood was spilt. 2 He bore the chastening of Thy rod,

That we might by His stripes be healed ;
He died for us, the Lamb of God;

He rose, and our redemption sealed ! 3 And shall we, dare we, can we still

Resist Thy fear, Thy love despise ?
No, take us,--soul, affection, will,

A free and living sacrifice ! 118

“Mighty to save,”
ISAIAH lxiii.l.

D.8.7.8.7.
1
THOUGH we do amiss so often,

That we cannot count the times,
Yet the Lord our hearts can soften,

And can pardon all our crimes;
For He sent His Son from heaven,

Though He was the Lord above,
That our sins might be forgiven,

Out of His amazing love.
2 God could see from the beginning,

All our evil work and ways;
He could see us fond of sinning,

And neglecting prayer and praise :
So, to put new hearts within us,

Jesus Christ, in pity, said,
He would come and die for sinners,

And be punished in our stead.
3 O what mercy ! O what kindness!

Let us all repent and pray ;
For it would be wicked blindness

Not to turn this very day!
Now we hope to be forgiven,

Since our blessed Saviour died;
And we cannot get to heaven
Any way at all beside.

119
"The darkness hideth not from Thee,"
PSALM cxxxix. 12.

C.M. 1 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 published there?
Be all exposed before the sun,

While men and angels hear?
4 Lord, at Thy feet ashamed I lio,

Upward I dare not look;
Pardon my sins before I die,

And blot them from Thy book. 5 Remember all His dying pains

The blood my Saviour spilt;
O may that blood wash out my stains,

And answer for my guilt!

8-7's.

120

"I am poor and needy."

PSALM xi, 17.
1
I

WAS often told my need,

Still I knew not what it meant ;
But I feel it now indeed-
Under it my heart is bent!
I am guilty, therefore need
An atonement for my guilt;
To atone did Jesus bleed,-

Sure for me that blood was spilt i
2 I ain sinful, therefore need

Grace to make my heart anew;
Of the Spirit do I read, -
Sue to me His pledge is truel
I am foolish, therefore need
Wisdom to direct my mind ;
Who for it in vain can plead ?

Sure in me a ray I find.
3 I am helpless, therefore need

Strength to bear me on my way:
It hath raised the bruised reed,.--
Sure my strength is as my day;

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I am wretched, therefore need
Joys which earth cannot impart;
All imaginings exceed, -

Sure no stranger knows my heart !
4 I am mortal, therefore need

Faith, with all its hopes, to die;
Though the sentence be decreed, -
Sure my spirit soars on high!
I am needy, therefore need
More and more that need to know :
As from pride my heart is freed,
Sure I love this lving low !

"Unto you 121

which believe, He is precious." 1 PETER ii. 7.

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I NEED Thee, precious Jesus!

I am
My soul is dark and guilty,

My heart is dead within :
I need the cleansing fountain.

Where I can always flee,-
The blood of Christ, most precious

The sinner's perfect plea.
2 I need Thee, precious Jesus !

For I am very poor ;
A stranger and a pilgrim,

With little earthly store :
I need the love of Jesus,

To cheer me on my way ;
To guide my doubting footsteps I

To be my strength and stay.
8 I need Thee, precious Jesus !

I need a Friend like Thee ;
A Friend to soothe and sympathizo,

A Friend to care for me:
I need the heart of Jesus,

To feel each anxious caro:
To bear my every burden,

And all my sorrow share.
4 I need Thee, precious Jesus !

For I am very blind;
A weak and foolish wanderer,

Of dark and evil mind:
I need the light of Jesus,

To tread the thorny road;
To guide me safe to glory,
Where I shall see my God.

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