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1064.* T. 16. GLORY to God, whose witness
IN that glorious vest arrayed, Those heros, bold in faith, (train, we will Jesus andismayed
Wherein we 'fore God can stand, Could smile on poverty and pain,
Follow, joining heart and hand. And triumph, ev'n in death. 2. Scorn'd and revil'd as was their 2. If our lives for him we venture, Head,
And depending on his grace, When walking here below,
On the hardest trials enter, Thus in this evil world they led
This gives courage and success. A life replete with woe.
3. Of our lives we will be careful, 3. With the same faith our bosom While reserved for his use, glows,
But, when he demands, unfearful, Wherein these warriors stood,
Wealth and life for Jesus lose.
1065.* T. 79. 4. God, whom we serve, our God As thy will, O my Saviour, can save,
Unto thy Father's ever
For such as fear his name. To follow thy direction, 5. Yea should it ev’p to man appear
I may be cheerfully inclin'd.
1066.* T. 14. At last, he'll help afford. O MAY we, Saviour, step for step, 6. If but his arm support us still,
Bear thee sweet company, Is but his joy our strength,
Thus will, whate'er we undertake, We shall ascend the ragged hill,
An act of worship be. And conqu’rors prove at length.
1067.* t. 14. 1063.* T.11. To belong to Christ our Saviour
Christian, what doth this imply? RISE, ye foll’wers of the Lamb,
Constantly to seek his favor,
Ever watching faithfully;
To implore his kind direction,
Day by day, in all we do, 2. O all wise, sublime decree!
To confide in his protection, He assum'd humanity,
Freed from ev'ry earthly view, Liv'd on earth despis’d and poor, Died, salvation to procure.
1068.* r. 155. 3. See his faithful witness-train, AMEN yea, Head of thy church, They endur'd the cross and pain; Grant, we pray, this our petition, (Men, the world deserved not) In submission Hard and cheerless was their lot. To thy will, with steady pace, 4. Should we not rejoice to see
In thy ways Our names in heav'ns registry, To proceed: if thou attend us, With the names of those enrollid, Cross or shame shall not offend us, Who shall reap an bundred-fold. Thee we boldly will confess.
VIII. OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE.
4. O 00—
1069.* T. 22.
And all sanctification;
Thoʻstripp'd of ev'ry self-made good,
Is by the virtue of his blood
Freed from sin's condemnation:
Its voice-- Still cries 2.Detach'd from ev'ry earthly thing,
In his favor—Christ, our Saviour
For him pleadeth,
This is all the plea he needeth.
5. But why is not my wav'riog mind 1070.* T. 228.
At all times willingly inclin'd, ALAS! we're sinful, vile and base,
To live to my Lord's pleasure; Yet freely justified by grace,
Why is not the new creature seen A myst’ry this, concealed In thought, in action, word and mein, From all, but those, who gladly own:
In it's full stature's measure?
Until fully-Render'd holy
By his merit,
I with him become one spirit. ** My experience:“And assurance
6. Yet hark! the Bridegroom's veice • Of salvation
I hear, « To the Spirit's operation."
He whispers in my list’ning ear, 2. Whoe'er himself of singers chief
That he my suit approveth; Esteems and burthen'd seeks relief
He, who unto himself, his bride, From the reproach he feareth,
The church, betrothed when he died,
Me, needy sinner, lovath:
"I to gladness—Turn thy sadness ; Mourning-Turning
Here is weeping,
Once in joy we shall be reaping.
1071. T. 37.
The good physician,
But they who know and feel
Their lost condition,
To Christ appealing,
Experience of his stripes
The virtue healing.
2. We know, that in our flesh
No good thing dwelleth, 4. He, who in Jesus' death believes, Bat with ne'er failing skill From thence all righteousness receives, Our wounds he healeth;
Thus spirit, body, soul,
1074. T.11. Tho' poor and needy,
, Can to rejoice in him
THEY; who know onr Lord indeed, Be ever ready.
Find in him a friend in need, 1072. t. 159.
And behold in Jesus' face,
Nought but mercy, truth and grace. How peedful, strictly to enquire And ask our hearts each day,
2. They can oast by faith their care “ Doth Jesas' love ne still inspire, On that Lord, who heareth pray'r,
My thoughts and actions sway? And when they to him draw nigh, 66 Am I a branch in Christ the vine? He doth all their wants supply. "Am I his own, and is be mine?
3. They who him, their Saviour know, “ Do I by faith unto him cleave,
Lowly at his foot-stool bow N; " And to his honor live?
They, to whom his name is dear, 2. The Spirit's witness, full and clear, Greatly to offend him fear.
Will state the real case,
4. But this very fear is sweet,
While abased at his feet,
He with gentle voioe doth chide
Their unfaithfulness and pride. That the full purpose we renew, To run in faith th' appointed race, 5. O how wond'rons is his love, Till we shall see his face.
To all, who his goodness prove, 1073.* T. 167. Deep abasement, heav'nly joy,
Their alternate thoughts employ. FAITHFUL souls, with real blessing,
6. Wonders without end we see, Celebrate their natal day, Countless mercies, great and free; Asking: hare we onward pressing? Lord, accept our thanks and praise
" What may Jesus have to say ? For thy goodness, truth and grace. 6. Are the ways of sin unpleasant? “Do we hold our Saviour fast?
1075. T.14. 66 Are we more like him at present, WHO sạith he's poor, nor feels within
“ Than we were in seasons past ? 2. Great defects are still revealed ; Convicted on account of sin,
With deepest shame his need, Short we fall of his blest aim;
He is not Then the conscious soul is filļed
poor With a deep, but wholesome shame; 2. But he, who knowsbimself aright, Earnest to improve the morrow,
Is ready to confess,
3. How greatly he forgiveness wants 3. Jesus, for thy faithful leading
In Jesus' blood, he knows, In times past, we hambly raise With inward spirit's ardor pants, Our thanksgiving, thus proceeding In him to find repose.
Onward in the path of grace; While another year we enter,
4. Who is so full of tenderness, We renew our vows of love, And patience, as thon, Lord? All for thee resolv'd to venture, But I must own with shame, alas!
Our benign conductor prove! I oft transgress thy word.
* 6. Oh! from my heart, God Holy 1078. * t. 159. Ghost,
WHEN in thy spirit's light, O Lord, This suit I make to thee:
Our hearts we strictly search, Show me how much my ransom cost, How great my poverty.
Whether we joy to thee afford,
And edify thy church, 1076.* T. 22.
Directing every thought and aim
Unto the honor of thy name, O LORD, 'fore thee abas'd I fall, Then our defects so great appear, And on thy name for mercy call, We drop a contrite tear. The faults indeed are numberless, Which humbly I to thee confess.
1079. T. 96. 2. I give myself to thee anew, No longer to behold the tree, My soul and body are thy due, Where Christ our guilt and curse Form me into thy likeness here,
did bear, By means, or gentle, or severe. No longer bim by faith to see
Nor feel him to our spirit near 3. Grant that I may henceforth to thee
This fills the soul with bitter smart, More faithful and obedient be, O may thy blood and righteouspess
Yes, God knows this, who knows
the heart. My beauty be, my glorious dress.
1080.* T. 23. 1077. T. 36.
I AM needy, yet forgiven, THY love unchanging is our conso- With thy blood my heart enliven,
lation, Thy patience and long suff"ring our Give me, Jesus, of thy passion salvation,
An abiding, deep impression. O thou our yesterday,to-day and ever, 2. With new grace, dear Lord, array Most faithful Saviour,
Into new degrees convey me, 2. Thy purposes
of love remain unshaken,
For thy service make me ready, Tho' we alas! our vows have oft Sanctify both soul and body. forsaken, [direction,
1081. T. 22. Forgive, bear with us, grant us thy And kind protection.
ALTHO' my deep depravity
Oft causeth me to mourn and sigh, 3. As a thick cloud let all our sins be
My hope to prosper for the Lord blotted Out of thy book, that nothing past
Doth heart-felt joy to me afford. be poted,
2. Till to that happy fold I'm led, As children, chasten us when we are which with celestial joy is fed, failing,
And of life's fountain drinks above, Heal us, when ailing,
In endless bliss and perfect love.
1082.*. T. 200.
1084. T.71. To thee, O Lord, I send my cries, LORD, who didst sanctify O let them rise to heaven;
Thyself, and hast thereby
Procur'd that blessing,
May walk in holiness,
To thee well pleasing.
2. In true simplicity, By faith be purified,
O may we cleave to thee, From thee true life receiving. Our God and Saviour; 2. Let neither lust nor fear prevail, In all things free from blame,
To glorify thy name
Be our endeavour.
3. In heart here purified, For who hathought, but what is givin? May we in thee abide, Such favor none can merit,
Thy praise be our employ,
Thy congregation. 1083.* T. 151.
1085.* T. 580. GENTLE is the coercion
LORD, take my sinful, worthless Of Jesus' pow'r and love,
heart Without it my exertion Must unavailing prove;
As thine, thy grace to me impart, Humble in heart and broken,
And deep thy seal impress ;
Take me into thy special care,
soul from every spare, * My grace:” himself hath spoken:
Thyself find always free access. 66 Sufficient is for thee." 2. If ask'd : 66 Hast thou already 2.- Make me a bosom friend of thine,
" In grace such progress made, Upon thy breast may I recline, " As with steps firm and steady
Preserv'd from needless fears; " Th' appointed path to tread ?" And when this earthly house I leave, I own: “ I'm weak and feeble, Into those mansions me receive, 66 Alone I cannot stand,
Where thou wilt wipe away all 'Tis Christ, who makes me stable, tears. « On him I must depend."
1086.* T. 125. 3. Is good in contemplation, I on my Saviour call,
O SHED abroad, Lord Jesus, Who gave the intimation,
Thy love in us, we pray, And worketh all in all;
And let its influence gracious
Thus in the path proceeding,
We shall thy word obey.