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4 Grant me now the bliss to feel
Of those that are in thee:
Son of God, thyself reveal;
Engrave thy Name on me.
As in heaven, be here adored,

And let me now the promise prove;
Help me, Saviour, speak the word,
And perfect me in love.


Now is the accepted time.

NOW even now, I yield, I yield,

With all my sins to part;

C. M.

Redeemer, speak my pardon seal'd,
And purify my heart.

2 O Jesus, now my heart inspire
With that pure love of thine;
Enkindle now the heavenly fire,
To brighten and refine.

3 Now purify my faith like gold;
The dross of sin remove;

Melt down my spirit, Lord, and mould Into thy perfect love.


The entire surrender.

C. M.

SAVIOUR, welcome to my heart;
Possess thy humble throne;

Bid every rival, Lord, depart,

And reign, O Christ, alone.

2 The world and Satan I forsake;
To thee I all resign;

My longing heart, O Saviour, take,
And fill with love divine.

30 may I never turn aside,
Nor from thy bosom flee;

Let nothing here my heart divide;
I give it all to thee.


C. M.

The work accomplished.
COME, O my God, the promise seal,
This mountain, sin, remove;
Now in my waiting soul reveal'
The virtue of thy love.

2 I want thy life, thy purity,
Thy righteousness, brought in:
I ask, desire, and trust in thee
To be redeem'd from sin.

3 For this, as taught by thee, I pray,
My inbred sin cast out:

Thou wilt, in me, thy power display,
I can no longer doubt.

4 Let anger, sloth, desire, and pride,
This moment be subdued;

Be cast into the crimson tide
Of my Redeemer's blood.

5 Saviour, to thee my soul looks up,
My present Saviour thou!
In all the confidence of hope,

I claim the blessing now.

6 'Tis done; thou dost this moment saveWith full salvation bless;

Redemption through thy blood I have,
And spotless love and peace.



The evidence of perfect love.

L. M.

UICKEN'D with our immortal Head, Who daily, Lord, ascend with thee; Redeem'd from sin, and free indeed, We taste our glorious liberty.

2 Saved from the fear of hell and death,
With joy we seek the things above;
And all thy saints the spirit breathe
Of power, sobriety, and love.

8 Power c'er the world, the flesh, and sin, We mough thy gracious Spirit teel: Full power the victory to win,

And answer all thy righteous will.

4 Pure love to God thy members find;
Pure love to every soul of man;
And in thy sober, spotless mind,
Saviour, our heaven on earth we gain.


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The witness of entire consecration.

COME, Holy Ghost, all-quick'ning fire,
Come, and in me delight to rest;
Drawn by the lure of strong desire,
O come and consecrate my breast;
The temple of my soul prepare,
And fix thy sacred presence there.

2 If now thine influence I feel,
If now in thee begin to live,
Still to my heart thyself reveal;
Give me thyself, forever give:
A point my good, a drop my store,
Eager I ask, I pant for more.

3 Fager for thee I ask and pant,
So stg the principle divine
Carries me out with sweet constraint,
Till all my hallow'd soul is thine;
Plunged in the Godhead's deepest sea,
And lost in thy immensity.

4 My peace, my life, my comfort thou,
My treasure and my all thou art;
True witness of my sonship, now
Engraving pardon on my heart:
Seal of my sins in Christ forgiven,
Earnest of love, and pledge of heaven.



Design of prayer.

L. M.

Phe blessings God designs to give:
DRAYER is appointed to convey
Long as they live should Christians pray;
They learn to pray when first they live.
2 If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress;
If cares distract, or fears dismay;
If guilt deject; if sin distress;

In every case, still watch and pray.
3 'Tis prayer supports the soul that 's weak:
Though thought be broken, language lame,
Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak;
But pray with faith in Jesus' name.
4 Depend on him; thou canst not fail;
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear not; his merits must prevail:
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.


What is prayer?

C. M.

Putter'd or express'd;

RAYER is the soul's sincere desire,

The motion of a hidden fire

That trembles in the breast.

? Prayer is the burden of a sigh,-
The falling of a tear,-

The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;

Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.

4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The Christian's native air;

His watchword at the gates of death,-
He enters heaven with prayer.

5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,
Returning from his ways;

While angels, in their songs, rejoice,
And cry,-Behold, he prays!

6 O Thon, by whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way,-
The path of prayer thyself hast trod :-
Lord, teach us how to pray!


The mercy-seat.


ROM every stormy wind that blows,
From every swelling tide of woes,
There is a calm, a sure retreat;
'Tis found beneath the mercy-seat.

2 There is a place, where Jesus sheds
The oil of gladness on our heads;
A place than all besides more sweet,—
It is the blood-bought mercy-seat.

3 There is a scene, where spirits blend,
Where friend holds fellowship with friend;
Though sunder'd far, by faith they meet,
Around one common mercy-seat.

4 Ah! whither could we flee for aid,
When tempted, desolate, dismay'd
Or how the hosts of hell defeat,
Had suff'ring saints no mercy-seat!

5 There, there on eagles' wings we soar,
And sin and sense molest no more;
And heaven comes down our souls to greet,
While glory crowns the mercy-seat.

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