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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,"
ROM. ix. 5. 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


To honour, praise, love and adore ! 112

"Joy shall be in heaven."

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.
Give to the Father praise ;

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

Be equal honour done!



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

L.M. 1 PRAISE God from whom all blessings

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




"Ask, and ye shall receive."

JOHN xvi. 24.
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.

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.

"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!



"I am poor and needy."

PSALM xi, 17.

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.

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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