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be the thought,by rich and poor!

I scorn it more and more! 2 Asham`d of Jesus ! of that friend,

On whom my hopes of Heav'ndepend!
No! when I blush, be this my shame,

That I no more revere his name. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! yes, I may,

When I've no sins to wash away,
No tears to wipe, no joys to crave,

And no immortal soul to save. 4 Till then-nor is the boasting vainTill then, I'll boast a Saviour slaju

; And O may this my portion be, That SAVIOUR not asham'd of me !

242. Awakened. L.M.

And he brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do

to be saved? and they said, Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and thou shalt be saved. Acts xvi. 30, 31,


WITH melting heart and weeping eyes,
My guilty soul for mercy cries;
What shall I do, or whither flee,


due to me ? 2 Till now, I saw no danger nigh;

I liv'd at ease, nor fear'd to die :
Wrapt up in self-deceit and pride,
1 shall have peace at last, 1 cry’d.

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3 But when, O Lord! thy light divine

Had shone or this dark soul of mine, . Then I beheld, with trembling awe,

The terrors of thy holy law.
4 How fearful now my guilt appears,

In childhood, youth, and growing years!
Before thy pure discerning eye,
How vile and full of sin am

eve 5 Should'vengeance still my soul pursue,

Death and destruction are my due;
Yet mercy can my guilt forgive,

And bid a dying sinner live,
6 Does not thy sacred word proclaim

Salvation free in JESU's name?
To him I look, and humbly cry,
O save a wretch condemn'd to die!

243. Cleaving to Christ. L.M. Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him,

Lord, to whom shall we go ? thou hast the words of
eternal life.-Joxx vi. 67, 68.
THOU only sov'reign of my heart,
My refuge, my Almighty friend !
And can my soul from thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend ?
Whither, ah, whither should I go,
A wretched wanderer from my Lord ?
Can this dark world of sip and woe
One gleam of happiness afford ?

3 Eternal life thy words impart;

On these my fainting spirit lives :
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart,

Than the whole world around me gives. 4 Thy name my inmost powers adore;

Thou art my life, my joy, my care ;
Depart from thee! 'tis death: 'tis more:

'Tis endless ruin, deep despair !
5 Low at thy feet my soul would lie;

Here safety dwells, and peace divine:
Still let me live beneath thine eye,
For life, eternal life, is thine !

244. Crucified to the World. L.M. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of

our Lord JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is cruci. fied unto me, and I unto the world.--GAL. vi. 14. GROUND of my hope, the Cross appears: I see the s

man of sorrows" bleed : I bid adieu to guilty fears,

And in his death my pardon read. 2 And could'st thou, O my SAVIOUR, die,

To rescue me from endless woe?
Enough! there's none more blest than I,

Since thou could'st love a sinner so. 3 I leave the world its boasted store

Of pleasures that inust quickly end:
I prize its vanities no more,
Since I have found the sinner's friend.

4 I care not if the world revile,

The world that hates my master's cause;
The world I know would quickly smile,

Were I again what once I was. 5 Then farewell, world, and farewell all

That emulates a Saviour's claims;
I'll hear him and obey his call,

Regardless who applauds or blames. 6 I'll praise him while he gives me breath,

Nor then will cease to sing his love :
For, when my voice is lost in death,
I hope to join the choirs above.

245. Crucified with Christ. 7s.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet

not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.GAL. ii. 20.

JESUS, fix each wav'ring mind !
To thy cross our spirits bind:
Earthly passions far remove:

Lift our souls to things above. 3. Dust and ashes tho' we be,

Full of sin and misery-
Thine we are, thou Son of God:
Take the purchase of thy blood!
3 Who in heart on thee believes,

He th' atonement now receives;

He with joy beholds thy face,

Triumphs in thy pard’ning grace. 4 Lord, thy grace O may we see,

Make our souls athirst for thee!
May we each thine influence prove,

Quick’ning all our hearts to love. 5 Boundless wisdom, power divine,

Love unspeakable are thine;
Ever, Lord, to thee be giv'n
Praise by all in earth and hear'n,

246. Desiring Christ. L. M.

But Christ is all..COL. iii. 11.
WHEN, gracious Lord, when shall it be
That I shall find my all in thee;
The fulness of thy promise prove,

The seal of thine eternal love?
2 Thee, only thee, I fain would find,
And cast the world and sin behind :
An helpless soul, I come to thee,

With only sin and misery.
3 Lord, I am sick-my sickness cure !

I want-do thou enrich the poor:
Under thy mighty hand I stoop-

O lift the abject sinner up! 4 Lord, I am blind be thou my sight: Lord, I am weak-be thou my might:

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