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10th P. M. 8 lines 88. Forgiveness implored.
shall a lost sinner in pain, Recover his forfeited peace ? When brought into bondage again,
What hope of a second release? Will mercy itself be so kind
To spare a backslider like me? And 0, can I possibly find
Such plenteous redemption in thee? 2 O Jesus, of thee I inquire,
If still thou art able to save, The brand to pluck out of the fire,
And ransom my soul from the grave ? The help of thy Spirit restore ;
0, show me the life-giving blood; And pardon a sinner once more, .
And bring me again unto God. 878
This only once forgive;
And suffer'd me to live : 2 Yet now the kingdom of thy peace, ( )
Lord, to my heart restore; Forgive my vain repentances,
And bid me sin, no more. 879
1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. Resolution to return. ES, from this instant, now, I will:
To my offended Father cry; My base ingratitude I feel ;
Vilest of all thy children, I; Not worthy to be call'd thy son; Yet will I thee my Father own.
2 Guide of my life hast thou not been,
And rescue me from pession's power ? Ten thousand times preserved from sin,
Nor let the greedy grave devour ?
If weeping at thy feet I fall,-
But pity and forgive me all,
Has wander'd from the Lord;
Forgetful of his word. 2 Yet mercy calls,—Return;
Saviour, to thee I come: My vile ingratitude I mourn;
O take the wand'rer home! 3 Thy love, so free, so sweet,
Blest Saviour, I adore; 0, keep me at thy sacred feet,
And let me rove no more. 881
Again hath raised me up,
And given me back my hope,
Thy loving-kindness show;
And never let me go.
2 By me, my Saviour, stand,
In sore temptation's hour; O save me with thine out-stretch'd hand,
And show forth all thy power.
Sufficient grace bestow;
And never let me go. 3 Give me a holy fear,
And fix it in my heart;
With timely care depart;
Till thou destroy the foe;
And never let me go.
It cheers my drooping heart:
And bid my fears depart.
A worm so vile as I ?
And Abba, Father, cry?
Hath turn'd my night to day;
Which I had sinn'd away. 4 I wonder and adore :
The grace is all divine:
Against such love as thine.
12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76
Tears of joy.
And art thou pacified ?
Dost thou no longer chide ?
: Keep me, lest I turn again
Out of the narrow way.
2 To the cross. thine altar, bind
Me with the cords of love; Freedom never let me find
From thee, my Lord, to move : That I never, never more
May with my much-loved Master part, To the posts of mercy's door,
O nail my willing heart ! 3 See my utter helplessness,
And leave me not alone; O preserve in perfect peace,
And seal me for thine own: More and more thyself reveal,
Thy presence let me always find; Comfort, and confirm, and heal
My feeble, sin-sick mind. 4 As the apple of thine eye,
Thy weakest servant keep; Help me at thy feet to lie,
And there forever weep: Tears of joy mine eyes o'erflow,
That I have any hope of heaven; Much of love I ought to know,
For I have much forgiven.
DELIVERANCE FROM TROUBLE.
His grace to thee proclaim ;
To bless his holy Name. 2 The Lord forgives thy sins,
Prolongs thy feeble breath; He healeth thine infirmities,
And ransoms thee from death: 3 He clothes thee with his love,
Upholds thee with his truth; And like the eagle he renews
The vigour of thy youth. 4 Then bless his holy Name
Whose grace hath made thee whole; Whose loving-kindness crowns thy days.
O bless the Lord, my soul, 885
And pitied every groan:
I'll hasten to his throne. 2 I love the Lord : he bow'd his ear, !
And chased my grief away:
While I have breath to pray. 3 The Lord beheld me sore distress'd;
He bade my pains reinove: Return, my soul, to God thy rest,
For thou hast known his love.