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257. Desiring Holiness. L.M.
Search me, O GOD, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.-PSALM cxxxix. 23, 24.
O THOU to whose all-searching sight The darkness shineth as the light, Search, prove my heart! it pants for thee:
O burst these bonds, and set it free!
2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross; Nail my affections to thy cross: Hallow each thought, that I like thee My Lord, may pure and holy be.
3 While in the darksome wild I stray, Be thou my light, be thou my way: No foes, no violence, I'd fear,
Nor snare, while thou, my God, art near. 4 When rising floods my soul o'erflow, When sinks my head in waves of woe, JESUS, thy timely aid impart, To raise my head, and cheer my heart. 5 SAVIOUR, Where'er thy steps I see, Fearless, untried, I'd follow thee: O let thine hand support me still, And lead me to thy holy hill!
6 If rough and thorny be my way,
258. Desiring Holiness. C.M.
Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; and renew a right spirit within me.-PSALM li. 10.
On thee, O GOD of purity,
2 But, as for me, with humble fear
3 Trusting to thy sufficient grace, In JESUS freely giv'n,
I worship tow'rd thy holy place,
4 Lead me in all thy righteous ways. Nor suffer me to slide;
Make plain my path before my face ; My GoD, be thou my guide!
5 JESUS, if thou withdraw thy hand, That moment sees me fall;
O may I ne'er on self depend,
6 And still, when sin seems most subdu'd,
259. Desiring Holiness. C.M.
Wherefore the law is holy; and the commandment holy, and just, and good.-ROM. vii. 12.
HOLY and good I own thy law,
2 Its holiness my heart desires,
3 For this he liv'd, for this he died,
JESUS the holy law fulfiil'd,
To be "our righteousness."
5 His bright example shows the way,
260. Desiring Holiness. 7s. Double.
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean; from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and 1 will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.-EZEK. Xxxvi. 25, 26.
O MY Lord, what must I do?
Make me willing to be clean;
Work in me to will and do;
4 Arm of GOD, thy strength put on,
261. Desiring to be with Christ. 8—7—4.
Let the glorious day come on,
When the SAVIOUR
Shall descend to claim his own.
Draw from heav'n's eternal springs.
3 But, if here we taste of pleasure,
There his people
Shall obtain their bright reward.