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VESPER. S. M. (342)
1. Je • sus, my Lord, my God, Thy proin - ise I em - brace; And
hail, be - neath the Fa - ther's rod, Thy all - suf - fi- cient grace.
2 Swift to my rescue come;
Thine own this moment seize; Gather my wand’ring spirit home,
And keep in perfect peace : Suffer'd no more to rove
O'er all the earth abroad, Arrest the pris’ner of thy love,
And shut me up in God.
, Thy promise I embrace; And hail, beneath the Father's rod,
Thy all-sufficient grace. 2 My oft-repeated prayer.
The kindest answer gains, When, by thy gracious aid, I bear
Life's keen and varied pains. 3 Should dread of want oppress,
And men or fiends assail,Infirmities my frame oppress,
And earthly comforts fail,4 Still may I trust in thee,
And calm each rising fear;
While thou, O Christ, art near. 5 My faith as gold refine;
Each grace and virtue prove; That in my spotless life may shine
The light of perfect love.
Upon thy servant rest;
By thee upheld and blest.
Self-righteousn-88 dlestroyed. 139-C.
I long appear'd in sight;
My tomb, my nature, white.
Still undisturb'd remain'd; The strong man, arm’d with guilt of sin,
Safe in his palace reign'd. 2 But, O, the jealous God
In my behalf came down;
And claim'd me for his own.
And brought into distress ; He shook and bound the strong man, arm'd
In his self-righteousness. 3 Faded my virtuous show,
My form without the power;
And blasted every flower:
Cover'd my guilty face;
And I was saved by grace.
4 For me these pangs his soul assail ;
For me this death is borne;
And pointed every thorn.
Break, Lord, its tyrant chain; O save me, whom thou cam'st to save,
Nor bleed nor die in vain.
Secrets of the heart made known. AND must I be to judgment brought,
in For every vain and idle thought,
And every word I say ? 2 Yes, every secret of my heart
Shall shortly be made known, And I receive my just desert
For all that I have done.
With what religious fear;
For my behaviour here. 4 Thou awful Judge of quick and dead,
The watchful power bestow;
O let me feel thee near; And make my peace with God, before
I at thy bar appear.
74-6. FROM whence these direful omens round,
? And why do earthquakes cleave the ground ?
Why hides the sun his rays ? 2 Well may the earth, astonish’d, shake,
And nature sympathize,l'he sun, as darkest night, be black;
Their Maker, Jesus, dies !
His all-atoning blood
My Saviour and my God.
voice of God regard ;
to He calls you by his sacred word
From sin's destructive way. 2 Like the rough sea that cannot rest,
You live, devoid of peace;
Deprive your souls of ease. 3 Your way is dark, and leads to hell;
Why will you persevere ?
Shut up in black despair ? 4 Why will you in the crooked ways
Of sin and folly go?
To reach eternal wo. 5 But he that turns to God shall live,
Through his abounding grace; His mercy will the guilt forgive
Of those that seek his face.
Renouncing every sin;
And learn his will divine.
4 And when with heart and voice we strive
Our grateful hymns to raise, Let love divine within us live,
And fill our souls with praise.
Thy mercies we'll review;
Thou, God, art Father too!
Awaking from the dust with 91-a.
shouts of pruise. THROUGH sorrow's night, and danger's path, TH
Amid the deep’ning gloom,
Are marching to the tomb.
And all our powers decay, Our cold remains in solitude
Shall sleep the years away. 3 Our labours done, securely laid
In this our last retreat, Unheeded, o'er our silent dust,
The storms of earth may beat.
The vital spark shall lie;
To seek its kindred sky.
Our Father's care shall keep, 'Till the last angel rise and break
The long and dreary sleep.
61 Confession, prayer,
76-a. LORD! when we bend before thy throne, () may we feel the sins we own,
And hate what we deplore.
True penitence impart:
Beam peace into cach heart.
O let our wills resign;
Which is not wholly thine.
486 lle is fuithful that hath promised. 91–6. JESUS, the sinner's rest thou art,
From guilt, and fear, and pain ; While thou art absent from the heart
We look for rest in vain.
O when shall I be clean ?
A perfect rest from sin ?
My soul have long upheld; The faithful promise of the Lord
Shall surely be fulfill'd.
Till he his work begin;
Shall cleanse me from all sin.
That speaks my sins forgiven; Thy word is pass’d to give me here
The inward pledge of heaven.
And sanctify the' unclean;
Will save from present sin.
Loss of first love. 0
THAT I were as heretofore,
When, warm in my first love, I only lived my God to adore,
And seek the things above.
And, lavish of his grace,
And half unveil'd his face.
Triumphantly I rode;
And found, and talk'd with God. 4 Where am I now? from what a height
Of happiness cast down!
And faded is the crown. 5 O God, thou art my home, my rest,
For which I sigh in pain;
My Eden how regain ?
85-1. MY Y Saviour from the wrath to come,
From present evil save;
The darkness of the grave.
A dying worm reprieve;
Unto thy glory live. 3 Now, Lord, I have to thee made known
My troubled soul's request,
Within thine arms to rest :-
Thy faithfulness to prove, Protected by almighty power,
And everlasting love.
77-C. GREAT Shepherd of thy people
, hear; ; We kneel within thy house of prayer;
O give us hearts to pray. 2 The clouds which veil thee from our sight,
In pity, Lord, remove;
The message of thy love.
To kneel before thy face;
The children of thy grace.
Life, health, and comfort to thy will,
And make thy pleasure mine. 2 Why should I shrink at thy command, Whose love forbids
fears? Or tremble at the gracious hand
That wipes away my tears ? 3 No! rather let me freely yield
What most I prize to thee, Who never hast a good withheld,
Or wilt withhold from me. 4 Thy favour, all my journey through,
Shall be my rich supply;
Let wisdom still deny.
131 The Spirit's quickening power.
125-4 CWE, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all thy quick’ning powers ; Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours. 2 Look how we grovel here below,
Fond of these earthly toys; Our souls, how heavily they go,
To reach eternal joys. 3 In vain we tune our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise ; Hosannas languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.
At this poor dying rate;
And thine to us so great ?
With all thy quick’ning, powers; Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,
And that shall kindle ours.
4 I, of such fellowship bereft,
In spirit turn to thee:
A blessing, Lord, for me? 5 Behold thy pris'ner;-loose my bands,
If 'tis thy gracious will;
Behold thy pris'ner still.
Yet here thou surely art;
In my surrender'd heart.
To hope, the joys untold ;
Thy glory now behold.
111-0. COM YOME, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve, Come, with your guilt and fear oppress’d,
And make this last resolve: 2 I'll go to Jesus, though my sin
Like mountains round me close; I know his courts, I'll enter in,
Whatever may oppose.
And there my guilt confess;
Without his sov'reign grace.
Perhaps will hear my prayer; But, if I perish, I will pray,
And perish only there.
I am resolved to try;
I must forever die.
Thy will be done. 78-d. TT THY presence, Lord, the place shall fill;
My heart shall be thy throne; Thy holy, just, and perfect will,
Shall in my flesh be done. 2 I thank thee for the present grace,
And now in hope rejoice; In confidence to see thy face,
And always hear thy voice. 3 I have the things I ask of thee;
What more shall I require ? That still my soul may restless be,
And only thee desire. 4 Thy only will be done, not mine,
But make me, Lord, thy home; Come as thou wilt, I that resign,
But O, my Jesus, come!
A Subbath in the sick-chamber. 122-b. THOUSANDS, O Lord of Hosts, this day And tens of thousands throng to pay
Their homage at thy feet. 2 They sing thy deeds, as I have sung,
In sweet and solemn lays;
Might learn new themes of praise.
When on thy Naine they call; And thou hast blessings, Lord, for each,
Ilast blessings, Lord, for all.
466 The Spirit of adoption. 82. b. TA FATHER, 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.