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FATHER of me and all mankind,
5 Take the dear purchase of thy blood ;
Thy blood shall wash us white as snow : Present us sanctified to God,
And perfected in love below. 592
Unite to praise thy love. 2 To know thy nature and thy name,
One God in persons Three; And glorify the great I AM,
Through all eternity. 3 Thy kingdom come, with power
grace, To every heart of man; Thy peace, and joy, and righteousness,
In all our bosoms reign.
But makes an end of sin-
Into our souls bring in. 593
FOUNTAIN of life
, to all below
Water, replenish, and o’erflow
Every believing soul. 2 Into that happy number, Lord,
Us weary sinners take; Jesus, fulfil thy gracious word,
For thine own mercy's sake.
And we shall flow to thee,
To our eternity.
4 The well of life to us thou art,
Of joy, the swelling flood; Wafted by thee, with willing heart,
We swift return to God. 5 We soon shall reach the boundless sca;
Into thy fulness fall;
Our God, our All in All.
My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,
While thus my early vows I pay. 2 I yield my heart to thee alone,
Nor would receive another guest : Eternal King, erect thy throne,
And reign sole monarch in my breast. 3 O bid this trifling world retire,
And drive each carnal thought away ; Nor let me feel one vain desire,
One sinful thought, through all the day. 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair,
My soul shall rise on joyful wing, — The wonders of thy love declare,
And join the strains which angels sing. 595
C. M. Sunday morning : Preparing for public worship. ORD, in the morning thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high :
To thee lift up mine eye:
2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone,
To plead for all his saints; Presenting, at the Father's throne,
Our songs and our complaints. 3 Thou art a God before whose sight
The wicked shall not stand ; Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 4 Now to thy house will I resort,
To taste thy mercies there; I will frequent thy holy court,
And worship in thy fear.
In ways of righteousness;
And plain before my face. 596
L. M. Morning : Adoration.
And, fill'd with love and fear, adore The awful Sov’reign of the skies,
Whose mercy lends thee one day more. 2 And may this day, indulgent Power,
Not idly pass, nor fruitless be; But may each swiftly passing hour
Still nearer bring my soul to thee. 597
L. M. Morning : Sacrifice of praise and prayer.
Thy daily stage of duty run;
3 All praise to Thee, who safe hast kept,
L. M. Morning : The Lord is my portion. 0
GOD, my God, my all thou art :
Ere shines the dawn of rising day, Thy sov'reign light within my heart,
Thy all-enliv’ning power, display. 2 For thee my thirsty soul doth pant,
While in this desert land I live; And, hungry as I am, and faint,
Thy love alone can comfort give. 3 In a dry land, behold, I place
My whole desire on thee, O Lord; And more I joy to gain thy grace,
Than all earth's treasures can afford. 4 More dear than life itself, thy love
My heart and tongue shall still employ; And to declare thy praise will prove
My peace, my glory, and my joy. 5 In blessing thee with grateful songs,
My happy life shall glide away; The praise that to thy Name belongs,
Hourly, with lifted hands, I'll pay.
Unfold thy drowsy eyes,
Thine active faculties. 2 God's guardian shield was round me spread
In my defenceless sleep:
Who doth my slumbers keep.
And arm my soul with grace; As, rising, now I seal my vows
To prosecute thy ways.
Thy radiant beams display;
To everlasting day. 600
Salutes thy waking eyes;
To Him that rules the skies.
The day renews the sound;
To turn the seasons round.
My tongue shall speak his praise ;
But yet his wrath delays.
Whilst I enjoy the light;
And bring a peaceful night.