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267. Drawn by. Love. 8-8-6.
Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?--Acts ix. 6.
LORD, thou hast won,at length Iyield;
My heart, by mighty grace compellid,

Surrenders all to thee;
Against thy terrors long I strove,
But who can stand against thy love?

2 All that a wretch could do I tried,
Thy patience scorn'd, thy pow'r defied,

And trampled on thy laws:
But mercy has my heart subdued, ,
A bleeding SAVIOUR I have view'd,

And seen my sins the cause.
3 [Now, since thou hast thy love reveal'd,
And shown my soul a pardon seal'd,

I can resist no more :
Could'st thou for such a sinner bleed?
Can'st thou for such a rebel plead?

I wonder and adore.]
4 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
Come, take possession of thine own,

For thou hast set me free ;
Releas'd from Satan's hard command,
See all my powers waiting stand,

To be employ'd by thee.
5 My will conform'd to thine would move;

On thee my hope, desire, and love,


In fix'd attention join:
My hands, my eyes, my ears, my tongue,
Have Satan's servants been too long,

But now they shall be thine ! 6 [And can I be the very same, Who lately durst blaspheme thy name,

And on thy Gospel tread?
Surely each one who hears my case,
Will praise thee, and confess thy grace

Invincible indeed!] 268. Exhorted to Watch. 87–7. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should

overtake you as a thief._1 Thess. V. 4.
NOTHING know we of the season

When the world shall pass away ;
But we know the saints have reason

To expect a glorious day:
When the Saviour'will return,
And his people cease to mourn.
2 O what sacred joys await them!

They shall see the Saviour then:
Those who now oppose and hate them,

Never can oppose again :
Brethren, let us think of this:

if we are his.
3 Waiting for our Lorel's returning,

Be it ours his word to keep;
Let our lamps be always burning :

Let us watch while others sleep:
We're no longer of the night:
We are children of the light.

All is ours,

4 Being of the favour'd number,

Whom the Saviour calls bis own, 'Tis not meet that we should slumber,

We to whom his grace is known: This should be his people's aim: Still to glorify his name.

269. Exhorted to Watchfulness. 7s. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to

awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.-ROMANS xiii.

11, 12.

DARKNESS overspreads us here,
But the night wears fast away;
Jacob's Star will soon appear,

Leading on eternal day!
2 Now 'tis tiine to rouse from sleep,

Triin our lamps and stand prepar'd;
For our Lord strict watch to keep,

Lest he find us off our guard. 3 Let his people courage take;

Bear with a submissive mind
All they suffer for his sake;

Rich amends they soon will find. 4 He will wipe away their tears,

Near himself appoint their lot;
All their sorrows, pains, and fears,
Quickly then will be forgot.

5 Though already sav'd by grace,

From the time we first believ'd;
Yet, while sin and war bave place,

We have but in part receiv’d: 6 Still we for salvation wait:

Every bour it nearer comes !
Death will break the prison gate,

And admit us to our homes.
7 Sinners, what can you expect ?

You, who now the Saviour dare;
Break his laws, his grace reject !

You must stand before his bar!
8 Tremble, lest he say, “ Depart !"

Oh the horrors of that sound !--
Lord, make ev'ry careless heart
Seek thee while thou may'st be found.]

270. Glorying in the Cross of Christ.

112th. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.-GAL. vi. 14. REDEEMER! whither should I flee,

Or how escape the wrath to come? The weary sinner flies to thee,

For shelter from impending doom: Smile on me, gracious Lord, and show Thyself the friend of sinners now!

2 Beneath the shadow of thy cross

The heavy-laden soul finds rest;
I would esteem the world but dross,

So I might be of Christ possess'd!
I'd seek my ev'ry joy in thee,

For thou art life and light to me. 3 Close to the ignominious tree,

Jesus! myhumbledsoulwould cleave! Despis'd and crucified with thee,

With thee resolv'd to die and live: This pray'r and this ambition mine,

Living and dying to be thine.
4 There fasten'd to the sacred wood

By holy love's resistless chain,
And life deriving from thy blood

Never to wander wide again,
There, may I bow my suppliant knee,
And own no other Lord but thee!

271. Grateful for Salvation. C. M. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto

me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my
feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto
our GOD. PSALM X1. 1 to 3.
ARISE, my soul, my joyful powers,

And triumph in my God!
Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim

His glorious grace abroad.

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