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4 Yet let me not thy grace abuse,
5 On me, my King, exert thy pow'r, Make old things pass away; Transform, and draw my soul to thee Still nearer every day.
6 Lord, let thy voice of mercy speak,
252. Desiring Hatred of Sin. L. M.
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.-ROM. vii. 21.
O COULD I find some peaceful bower, Where sin has neither place nor pow'r! This traitor vile, I fain would shun, But cannot from his presence run.
2 When to the Throne of Grace I flee,
3 When I attempt to soar above,
To view the heights of JESUS' love;
4 Lord, free me from this deadly foe, Which keeps my faith and hope so low; I long to dwell in heaven, my home, Where not one sinful thought can come.
253. Desiring Heaven. C. M.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face.1 COR. xiii. 12.
FATHER, I long, 1 faint to see
2 Here I by faith thy glory trace,
3 I'd part with all the joys of sense
4 There at thy feet with awful fear
Saints cast their crowns of glory there
5 There I would vie with all the host
254. Desiring Heaven. 8s.
Having a desire to depart, and to be with CHRIST; which is far better.-PHIL. i. 23.
YE Angels, who stand round the throne,
He form'd you the spirits you are,
2 Ye saints, who stand nearer than they, And cast your bright crowns at his His grace and his glory display, [feet,
And all his rich mercy repeat: Hesnatch'dyou from hell and the grave,
Heransom'd from death and despair; For you he was mighty to save,
Almighty to bring you safe there. 3 0 when will the period appear,
When I shall unite in your song? I'm weary of lingering here,
And I to your SAVIOUR belong !
My GoD and my SAVIOUR to see!
4 I want to put on my attire
Wash'd white in the blood of the I want to be one of your choir, [Lamb; And tune my sweet harp to his name; I want, OI want to be there,
Where sorrow and sin bid adieu; Your joy and your friendship to share; To wonder, and worship with you!
255. Desiring Holiness.
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. HOSEA xiii. 9.
JESUS, in whom the Godhead's rays Beam forth with mildest majesty, I see thee full of truth and grace, And come for all I want to thee. 2 Wrathful, impure, and proud I am;
Nor constancy, nor strength, I have; But thou, O Lord, art still the same, And hast not lost thy pow'r to save.
3 Save me from pride, the plague repel ;
4 Enter thyself, and cast out sin; More of thy purity bestow:
Touch me, and make the leper clean : Wash me, and 1 am white as snow.
256. Desiring Holiness. S.M.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.-MAT. vi. 10.
JESUS, my strength and hope,
I want an heart to pray;
I want a godly fear,
I want a just concern
I want with all my heart
6 Thy promises how sweet!
And trust thou wilt the work complete