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


For each assault prepar'd,
And ready may I be;
For ever standing on my guard,
And looking up to thee.

5 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.

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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.

297. Risen with Christ.

C. M.


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
And your forerunner there.

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4 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise,
On wings of faith and love;
JESUS your choicest treasure reigns,
And be your hearts above.

5. But earth and sin will drag us down, When we attempt to fly;

298. A Soldier of Christ.


For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.-HEB. ii. 10.


Lord, send thy strong attractive grace
To raise us up on high.


ARISE, ye saints, arise;
The Lord our leader is:
The foe before his banner flies:
For victory is his.

Behold! he leads the way:
We'll follow where he goes:
We cannot fail to win the day,
Since he subdues our foes.

[Lead on, Almighty Lord:
Lead on to victory:
Encourag'd by thy bright reward,
With joy we'll follow thee.

4 We'll follow thee, our guide, Our SAVIOUR, and our King: We'll follow thee, through grace sup



From heav'n's eternal spring.]

We hope to see the day
When all our toils shall cease:
When we shall cast our arms away,
And dwell in endless peace.

This hope supports us here;
It makes our burden light:
'Twill serve our drooping hearts to
Till faith shall end in sight; [cheer,

7 Till, of the prize possess'd,
We hear of war no more;
And, O sweet thought! for ever rest
On yonder peaceful shore.

299 The Temple of God. 6-7—7.

Ye are the temple of the living GOD; as GOD hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their GOD, and they shall be my people.-2 COR. vi. 16.

SAVIOUR! and can it be,

That thou should'st dwell with me!
From thine high and lofty throne,
Throne of everlasting bliss,
Will thy majesty stoop down
To so mean an house as this?

2 I am not worthy, LORD,

So vile, and self-abhorr'd,
Thee, my GoD, to entertain

In this poor polluted heart;
Lo! I am a sinful man,

All my nature cries, "Depart!"


Yet come, thou heav'nly guest, And purify my breast! Come, thou great and glorious King! While before thy cross I bow, With thyself salvation bring, Cleanse the house by ent'ring now!

300. Saved by Grace. 87—7.

I said unto thee, when thou wast in thy blood, live.-EZEK. xvi. 6.

WHEN we lay in sin polluted,

Wretched and undone we were:
All we saw and heard was suited
Only to produce despair.
Ours appear'd a hopeless case:
Such it had been but for grace.

2 As we lay expos'd and friendless,
Needing what no hand could give,
Then the Lord (whose praise be endless),
Passed by and bid us live.
This was help in time of need:
This was boundless grace indeed.

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