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4 Yet let me not thy grace abuse,
And siu because thou'rt good;
But fill mine inmost soul with shame,
That I thy love withstood.

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,
And give me ears to hear;
Still love, forgive, and pity me,
And hear a sinner's prayer.


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,
Sin stands between my GoD and me;
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest,
I feel it working in my breast.

3 When I attempt to soar above,

To view the heights of JESUS' love;
Sin seems with me to mount the skies,
And veils his glory from mine eyes.

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
The place of thine abode:
I'd leave thine earthly courts, and flee
Up to thy seat, my GOD.

2 Here I by faith thy glory trace,
And 'tis a pleasing sight;
But to behold thee face to face
Is infinite delight.

3 I'd part with all the joys of sense
To gaze upon thy throne;
Pleasure springs fresh for ever thence,
Unspeakable, unknown.

4 There at thy feet with awful fear
Adoring angels fall,

Saints cast their crowns of glory there
Before th' eternal All.

5 There I would vie with all the host
In duty and in bliss ;
His love alone should be my boast,
And all the glory his.

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,
And view my IMMANUEL's face,
In rapturous songs make him known;
Tune, tune your soft harps to his

He form'd you the spirits you are,
So happy, so noble, so good;
When others sunk down in despair,
Confirm'd by his power, ye stood.

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 !
I'm fetter'd and chain'd up in clay,
I struggle and pant to be free;
I long to be soaring away,

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!

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255. Desiring Holiness.

L. M.

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 ;
JESU, thy humble mind impart,
O let that mind within me dwell,
And give me lowliness of heart!

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,
On thee I cast my care;
With humble confidence look up,
And know thou hearest prayer.


I want an heart to pray;
pray and never cease:
Never to murmur at thy stay,
Or wish my sufferings less.


I want a godly fear,
A quick discerning eye;
That looks to thee when sin is near,
And sees the tempter fly.


I want a just concern
For thine immortal praise;
A pure desire that all may learn
And glorify thy grace.


I want with all my heart
Thy pleasure to fulfil;
To know myself, and what thou art,
And what thy perfect will.

6 Thy promises how sweet!
I rest on these alone:

And trust thou wilt the work complete
Thou hast in me begun.

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