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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 I yield;
My heart, by mighty grace compell'd,
Surrenders all to thee;

Against thy terrors long I strove,
But who can stand against thy love?
Love conquers even me.

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. 8-7-7.
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 0 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:
All is ours, if we are his.

3 Waiting for our Lord'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.

4 Being of the favour'd number,

Whom the SAVIOUR calls his 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 time to rouse from sleep,
Trim 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 have place,
We have but in part receiv'd:

6 Still we for salvation wait:
Every hour 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.

Or how

REDEEMER! whither should I flee, 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! myhumbledsoul would 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 xl. 1 to 3.

ARISE, my soul, my joyful powers,
And triumph in my Gon!

Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim
His glorious grace abroad.

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