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'Thy holy joys, my God, restore, And guard me that I fall no more.

4 Though I have griev'd thy Spirit, Lord,
His help and comfort still afford;
Let me, tho' vile, approach thy throne,
To plead the merits of thy SoN.

5 Then will I teach the world thy ways,
Sinners shall learn thy sov'reign grace;
I'll lead them to my SAVIOUR'S blood,
And they shall praise a pard'ning GOD.
60 may thy love inspire my tongue,
Salvation shall be all my song!
And all my powers shall join to bless
The Lord, my strength and righteous-


293. Repenting. L.M.

O LORD GOD of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee. Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; for my soul is full of trouble.-PSALM lxxxviii. I to 3.

O LORD, my GOD, in mercy turn,
In mercy bear a sinner mourn ;
To thee I call, to thee I cry,
O leave me, leave me not to die!

2 I strove against thee, Lord, I know,
I spurn'd thy grace, I mock'd thy law;
Ah! should the day of grace be past,
And ev'ry hope prove vain at last!

3 For pleasure I have giv'n my soul,
And scorn'd religion's kind controul;
For worldly views despis'd my GOD,
And dar'd his sin-avenging rod.

4 O pleasures fled, what are ye now
But thorns about my bleeding brow?
Wak'd by remorse, ye live again,
And aggravate my bitter pain.

5 One hope remains-yes, there I'll cling;
I'll crouch beneath a SAVIOUR's wing;
I'll clasp his cross: and kneeling there
E'en me, redeeming love may spare.

294 Determining to cleave to Christ.C.M.

Then said JESUS unto the twelve, will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that CHRIST, the Son of the living GOD.-JOHN vi. 67 to 69.

WHEN any turn from Zion's way,
(Alas! what numbers do!)
Methinks I hear my SAVIOUR say,
"Wilt thou forsake me too?"

2 Ah, Lord! with such a heart as mine,
Unless thou hold me fast;

I feel I must, I shall decline,
And prove like them at last.

3 Yes, thou alone hast power, I know,
To save a wretch like me:
To whom, or whither, could I go,
If I should turn from thee?

4 Beyond a doubt I rest assur'd,
Thou art the CHRIST of GOD,
Who hast eternal life secur'd
By promise and by blood.

5 No voice but thine can give me rest,
And bid my fears depart :

No love but thine can make me blest,
And satisfy my heart.

6 What anguish has that question stirr'd, If I will also go?

Yet, Lord, relying on thy word,
I humbly answer, No!

295. Resting on Christ. S.M.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the
GOD of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.-

JESUS, my truth, my way,
My sure unerring light;
On thee my feeble soul I stay,
Which thou wilt lead aright.

2 My wisdom and my guide,
My counsellor thou art:

O never let me leave thy side,
Or from thy paths depart.

3 O may thy Spirit, Lord,
Soon as the foe comes in,
His mighty, needful help afford,
And stem the tide of sin.

4 For each assault prepar'd,
And ready may I be;


For ever standing on my guard,
And looking up to thee.

May I from ev'ry sin,
As from a serpent, fly;

Abhor to touch the thing unclean,
And rather choose to die.

296. Risen with Christ. 7-6.

If ye then be risen with CHRIST, seek those things which are above, where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD. COL. iii. 1.

RISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings,
Thy better portion trace;
Rise from transitory things,

T'wards heav'n, thy native place!
Sun, and moon, and stars, decay;
Time shall soon this earth remove;
Rise, my soul, and haste away,
To seats prepar❜d above!

2 Rivers to the ocean run,

Nor stay in all their course:
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun;
Both speed them to their source:

Thus a soul, when born of God,
Pants to view his glorious face,
Upward tends to his abode,
To rest in his embrace.

3 Cease, ye pilgrims! cease to mourn;
Press onward to the prize :
Soon the SAVIOUR will return
Triumphant in the skies:
Yet a season, and you know
Happy entrance will be giv'n;
All your sorrows left below,
And earth' exchang'd for heav'n.

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Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD.-COLOS. iii. 2, 3.

HEARKEN, ye children of your God;
Ye heirs of glory, hear;
For accents so divine as these
Might charm the dullest ear.

2 Baptiz'd into your SAVIOUR's death,
Your souls to sin must die;
With CHRIST Our Lord ye live anew,
With CHRIST ascend on high.

3 There at his father's hand he sits
Enthron'd divinely fair;

Yet owns himself your brother still,
And your forerunner there.

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