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199. Zeal. C.M.
The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.-LUKE xvi. 8.
WHILE carnal men with all their Earth's vanities pursue, [might, How slow th' advances which I make, With heaven itself in view.
2 Inspire my soul with holy zeal!
3 To gain the top of Zion's hill,
INFLUENCES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
200. Consolation. L.M.
For a small moment have I forsaken thee: but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.-ISAIAH. liv. 7, 8.
When darkness long has veil'd my
And smiling day once more appears,
2 I chide my unbelieving heart;
3 Oh, let me then, at length, be taught
But when my faith is sharply try'd,
5 But, Lord, thy Spirit's conq'ring sway,
6 Thou art as ready to forgive,
Consolation. C. M.
My meditation of him shall be sweet.-PSALM civ. 34.
2 [Sweet to look inward, and attend The comforts of his love;
Sweet to look upward to the place
3 Sweet to reflect how grace divine
4 Sweet in his righteousness to stand,
6 Sweet in the confidence of faith,
7 If such the sweetness of the streams,
8 'Tis sweet to rest in lively hope,
9 There shall my dis-imprison'd soul
10[Shall see him wear that very flesh,
11 Soon too my slumb'ring dust shall hear The trumpet's quick'ning sound; And by my SAVIOUR's power rebuilt, At his right hand be found.
12 These eyes shall see him in that day,
13If such the views which grace unfolds, Weak as it is below ;
What raptures must the Church above,
140 may the unction of these truths, For ever with me stay;
"Till from her "earthly house" dismiss'd, My spirit flies away.
202. His Influence Desired. C.M.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.-Roм. XV. 13.
GREAT Spirit! by whose mighty power
2 Hail, source of light! arise and shine, Darkness and doubt dispel ;
Give peace and joy, for we are thine;
3 From death to life our spirits raise,
4 Thine inward witness bear unknown
203. His Influence Desired. C.M.
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.-ROM. v. 5.
COME, Holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove,
In these cold hearts of ours,