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But own my heart,with shame and grief, A sink of sin and unbelief.
2 Lord, in thy house I'm told there's
With doubts and fears behold I come:
3 For sinners, JESUS came to bleed ;
291. Comfort Restored to the Repenting Backslider. C. M.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. PSALM li. 12.
LORD, to my soul speak peace again,
2 And canst thou still vouchsafe to own A wretch so vile as I?
And may I still approach thy throne,
And Abba, Father," cry?
3 0 then let saints and angels join,
4 My SAVIOUR, by his pow'rful word,
5 Lord, let me wonder and adore :
292. Repenting. L.M.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquíties; create in me a clean heart, O GOD; and renew a right spirit within me.-PSALM li. 9, 10.
O THOU that hear'st when sinners cry, Though all my crimes before thee lie, Behold them not with angry look, But blot their mem'ry from thy book. 2 Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse from sin:
3 I cannot live without thy light, Cast out and banish'd from thy sight;
Thy holy joys, my God, restore,
4 Though I have griev'd thy Spirit, Lord,
5 Then will I teach the world thy ways,
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,
2 I strove against thee, Lord, I know,
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
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,
2 Ah, Lord! with such a heart as mine, Unless thou hold me fast;
I feel I must, I shall decline,
3 Yes, thou alone hast power, I know,
4 Beyond a doubt I rest assur'd,
5 No voice but thine can give me rest,
No love but thine can make me blest,
6 What anguish has that question stirr'd, If I will also go?
Yet, Lord, relying on thy word,
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.-PSALM XXV. 5.
JESUS, my truth, my way,
2. My wisdom and my guide,