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Al'OPTION AND ASSURANCE.
His sins on earth forgiven ?
My name inscribed in heaven? 2 What we have felt and seen
With confidence we tell ;
The signs infallible.
That he for us hath died
And feel his blood applied. 4 Exults our rising soul,
Disburden'd of her load, And swells, unutterably full
Of glory and of God.
The love of all beneath,
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, vho dwell in love. 460
And know the things of God.-
He hath on us bestow'd.
2 His Spirit, which he gave,
Now dwells in us, we know; The witness in ourselves we have,
And all its fruits we show. 3 The 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'], —
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. ô His glory our design,
We live our God to please ; And rise, with filial fear divine,
To perfect holiness. 461
S. M. Seeking the evidence of acceptance. LISTEN for the voice
Which speaks my sins forgiven; Speak, Lord, and bid my heart rejoice
In certain hope of heaven. Thy Name 0
may Thy Name inscribed on me; And triumph in redeeming love
Through all eternity. 462
C. M. The earnest and pledge of joys to come. HY should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days ? Great Comforter, descend and bring
The tokens of thy grace.
2 Dost thou not dwell in all thy saints,
And seal the heirs of heaven?
And show my sins forgiven ?
In the Redeemer's blood;
That I am born of God.
The pledge of joys to come;
Safely convey me home. 463
To God the voice of grateful praise,
Saved from the second death, I feel;
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.
One God in persons three;
By all mankind and me.
To me, to all restore ; Forgive, and after God renew,
And keep me evermore.
Display thy beams divine,
Upon my heart to shine.
see, Thy grace and mercy prove; Revived, and cheer'd, and blest by thee,
The God of pard’ning love. 5 Lift up thy countenance serene,
And let thy happy child Behold, without a cloud between,
The Godhead reconciled. 6 That all-comprising peace bestow
On me, through grace forgiven; The joys of holiness below,
And then the joys of heaven. 466
C. M. The spirit of adoption. ATHER, I wait before thy throne :
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 make my comfort strong ; Then shall I say, My Father, God !
With an unwav'ring tongue.
6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. The Spirit of God dwelleth in you.
Late in Jesus reconciled ;
2 Lord, I will not let thee go
2d P. M. 6 lines 8s. The sanctifying and sealing Spirit. ATHER 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.