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The ruins of my soul repair,
4 Ah! give me, Lord, the tender heart, That trembles at th' approach of sin; A godly fear of sin impart,
Implant and root it deep within: That I may dread thy gracious pow'r, And never dare to offend thee more.
328. The Mourner's Request. S.M.
How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? &c. PSAL. xiii. 1, &c.
JESUS, thy light impart
[Thy love all power hath,
Thy blood's renewing might
That, Lord, can bring me nigh,
6 Fulfil thy gracious word,
And show my guilt forgiven;
And mount with thee to heaven.
329. The Believer's Choice. L.M.
But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.-LUKE
BESET with snares on ev'ry hand, In life's uncertain path I stand: SAVIOUR divine! diffuse thy light To guide my doubtful footsteps right. 2 Engage this roving treach'rous heart To fix on Mary's better part; To scorn the trifles of a day, For joys that none can take away.
3 Then let the wildest storms arise; Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,
330. Conflict. C.M.
The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other : so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.-GAL. v. 17.
WHAT diff'rent pow'rs of grace and sin
I hate the thoughts that work within,
2 Now I complain, and groan, and die,
3 Thus will the flesh and Spirit strive,
4 O Lord, assist me thro' the fight,
331. Conflict. L.M.
Lord, I believe: help thou mine unbelief.-MARK ix. 24.
JESUS, our soul's delightful choice,
2 Thy promises our hearts revive,
And keep our fainting hopes alive; But guilt and fears and sorrows rise, And hide the promise from our eyes. 3 0 let not sin and Satan boast,
While saints lie mourning in the dust; Nor see that faith to ruin brought, Which thy own gracious hand bath wrought.
4 Do thou the dying spark inflame;
332. Conflict. 7s.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.-MATT. xi. 28.
DOES the gospel-word proclaim
Boast I good in thought or deed?
4 Safely lodg'd within thy breast,