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Partner of my throne shalt be;
276. Desiring to know whether he really loves Christ. 7s.
'TIS a point I long to know,
2 If I love, why am I thus?
Why this dull, this lifeless frame?
3 Could my heart so hard remain,
4 [When I turn my eyes within,
5 If I pray, or hear, or read,
7 Could I joy his saints to meet;
8 Lord, decide the doubtful case!
9. Let me love thee more and more,
277. A New Creature.
Therefore if any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new.--2 COR. v. 17.
LET worldly minds the world pursue,
Once I admir'd its trifles too,"
2 Its pleasures now no longer please, No more content afford:
Far from my heart be joys like these,
3 As by the light of op'ning day
4 Creatures no more divide my choice; I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice
5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone, And wholly live to thee:
But, may I hope that thou wilt own
6 Yes, though of sinners I'm the worst, I cannot doubt thy will:
For if thou hadst not lov'd me first,
278. Obedient through Love. C.M.
But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wnerein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.ROM. vii. 6.
NO strength of nature can suffice,
2 How long beneath the law I lay
3 Then, to abstain from outward sin
4 Then, all my servile works were done
5 "What shall I do?" was then the word, "That I may worthier grow?
"What shall I render to the Lord ?"
6 To see the law by CHRIST fulfill'd,
279. A Pilgrim. S.M.
Esteeming the reproach of CHRIST greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.-HEB. xi. 26.
FROM Egypt lately freed
2 The flesh dislikes the way,
The promis'd land of peace
Here often from our eyes
Here griefs, and cares, and pains,
6 Lord, pardon our complaints,
280. A Pilgrim. 7s.
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore GOD is not ashamed to be called their GOD; for he hath prepared for them a city.-HEB. xi. 16.
CHILDREN of the heav'nly King,