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247. Desiring Communion with God. C.M.

O, that I knew where I might find him !--JoB xxiii. 3

O THAT I knew the secret place,
Where I might find my God!
I'd spread my wants before his face,
And pour my woes abroad.

2 I'd tell him how my sins arise,
What sorrows l sustain ;
How grace decays, and comfort dies,
And leave my heart in pain.

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3 He knows what arguments I'd take
To wrestle with my God;
I'd plead for his own mercy's sake,
And for my SAVIOUR'S blood.

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4 My God will pity my complaints,
And heal my broken bones;
He takes the meaning of his saints,
The language of their groans.

5 Arise, my soul, from deep distress,
And banish ev'ry fear;

He calls thee to his throne of grace
To spread thy sorrows there.

248. Desiring Conformity to Christ, 112th. 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. THOUhidden love of GoD,whose height, Whose depth unfathom'd, no man knows,

I see from far thy beauteous light;
And inly sigh for thy repose:
My heart is pain'd, nor can it be
At rest, till I find rest in thee.

2 Is there a thing beneath the sun, That strives with thee my heart to share?

Ah! tear it thence, and reign alone,
And govern every motion there!
Then shall my heart from earth be free,
When it hath found its all in thee.

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No more, but CHRIST in me may live! Bid all my vile affections die,

Nor let one hateful lust survive ;
In all things nothing may I see,
Nothing desire, or seek, but thee.

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4 Lord, draw my heart from earth away, And make it only know thy call Speak to my inmost soul, and say, "I am thy SAVIOUR GOD, thine all!" Oh dwell in me, fill all my soul, And all my pow'rs by thine controul.

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249. Desiring Conformity to Christ. C.M.

Beloved, now are we the sons of GOD, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.-1 JOHN iii. 2, 3.

O WHEN shall I like JESUS be,
In soul and body clean?
The true eternal Sabbath see,
A perfect rest from sin?

2 JESUS! the sinner's rest thou art, From guilt, and fear, and pain; While thou art absent from my heart, I look for rest in vain!

3 The consolations of thy word
Have long my soul upheld;
The faithful promise of my Lord
Shall surely be fulfill'd.

4 To thee I look, Incarnate God,
Till thou thy work complete:
And sav'd by thine atoning blood
I fall before thy feet.

5 Thy great salvation I shall know,
And perfect liberty;
When free from all my chains below,
My soul ascends to thee..

6 Joining thy sheep in yonder fold,
Like them I shall rejoice;
Like them thy glory shall behold,
And hear my Shepherd's voice.

250. Desiring the Guidance of the Lord. 8-7.

In the day time also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.-PSALM lxxviii. 14, 15.

JESUS, lead me by thy power,

Safe into thy promis'd rest:
Be my hiding place and refuge,

Let me lean upon thy breast;
Feed me with thy heavenly manna,

Bread that angels eat above;
Let me drink from thee, the fountain,
Draughts of "everlasting love."

2 Through the desert wild conduct me
With a glorious pillar bright,
In the day a cooling comfort,

And a cheering fire by night;
Be my guide in ev'ry peril,

Watch me hourly night and day;
Else my foolish heart will wander,"
From thy Spirit far away.

3 [Nothing can preserve my going, But thy grace so full and free: Nothing can my soul dishearten,

But my absence, Lord, from thee.

Nothing can delay my progress,
Nothing can disturb my rest,
If I can, whate'er the danger,
Lean my spirit on thy breast.]
4 In thy presence I am happy,

In thy presence I'm secure,
In thy presence all afflictions
I can cheerfully endure:
In thy presence I can conquer,
I can suffer, I can die;
Far from thee, I faint and languish;
O my SAVIOUR, keep me nigh!

251. Desiring an Increase of Grace. C.M.

What shall we say then? shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein ?-ROM. vi. 1, 2.

JESU, REDEEMER, gracious Lord,
How wond'rous is thy love;
Thy patience, pity, tenderness,
Which I each moment prove!

2 For Oh! how faithless is my mind,
How apt to turn aside,
And wander in its own deceits
Of reasoning and pride!

3 Yet, O my SAVIOUR, love me still
The poorest and the worst;
I know where sin did once abound,
Thy grace aboundeth most.

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