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5 "Whate'er is carnal, thro' thy grace Thou hast, till yielding up thy breath, In me be mortify'd ;
Unheard-of pains sustained, Thus clothed in thy righteousness In soul and body felt our death, I shall in thee abide."
And life for us regained.
2 O what a privilege is this, 485.* T. 185.
That man; tho' fall’n by nature, He who striveth for sanctification,
May thro' thy grace know what it is
To be a happy creature; And is unrenew'd in heart,
Heal'd by thy stripes and wounds, Feeling yet a secret condemnation,
from sin Since with sin he still takes part; And Satan's pow'r released, He who hath not yet in Christ believed, Filld with thy love and peace within, Pardon in his blood and peace received; And thus to new life raised! Hath not found that holiness
3 Thoù chosest us to show thy praise Which adorns a child of grace.
In all our conversation, 2 But how happy is the soulthatcleayeth As witnesses of blood-bought grace,
To the Friend of sinners poor ; Each in his call and station: And with humble confidence believeth This is our cov'nant's only ground
“My diseases he can cure;" To yield thee soul and body, Such a one, tho' e'er so vile by nature, In life and death to thee we're bound, Tho’throughout a spoild and wretch- And for thy service ready. ed creature,
4 How precious are thy thoughts of Mourning on account of sin,
peace Is by Jesus' blood made clean.
O'er us, if but attained !
O may we steadfast run our race, 486. T. 151.
Till we the crown have gained.
Grant we may never fall asleep, WHO, thro' Christ's blood, remission
But in faith persevering
Until thy blest appearing.
483*. T. 185. And in his conversation
WITH new life endow'd by Christ Shows forth his matchless praise. our Saviour, 2 Our pleasure and our duty,
Might we to this world be dead; Tho' opposite before,
That great prize to gain be our endeavor, Since we have seen his beauty
Purchas'd when for us he bled; Are join'd to part no more;
Filled with his love, may we adore him, It is our highest pleasure,
Thinking,speaking,acting as beforehim No less than duty's call,
Being to his gracious mind To love him beyond measure,
Ever willingly resign’d. And serve him with our all. 2 May we all be ever so disposed
In our hearts, by day and night,
As when this life's period being closed, 487.
We to him shall take our flight; THOU, Jesus! more than thirty years Oras when,releas'd from condemnation; In deep humiliation
We receiv'd the seal of our salvation, Hastliv'd on earth, thy pray'rs and tears And obtained, thro' his blood,
Have purchas'd our salvation ; Happiness and peace with God!
O hear my petition, and let me with
thee DRAW nigh to Christ, your Brother, Be crucify'd, Jesus, with all that's in
Let no distrust take place ;
2 O that I might still more enjoy Which flows from his humanity,
The blessed fruits of all thy passion; To all who with full purpose
Thy merits to my soul apply,
And let me share thy great salvation; Like Jesus aim to be.
O hear my petition, &c. 2 He's yours, with all his merit, If you are truly his;
3 Let me in all things conqu’ror prove, And thus become one spirit
Deliver me from sin's infection; With him who holy is,
Preserve me in thy sacred love, Who spirit, soul and body heals, As well in joy as in affliction; And is that kind Physician
O hear my petition, &c. Who for his patients feels.
492. 3 Whoe'er this truth believeth, With love to Jesus burns,
I ASK not honor, pomp or praise, But none its pow'r perceiveth,
By worldly men esteemid; Until to Christ he turns.
I wish from sin's deceitful ways O blessed Jesus ! grant us grace
soul redeem'd. To grow
into thy likeness, 2 I wish, as faithful christians do, And live unto thy praise.
Dear Lord, to live to thee,
And by my words and walk to show, 490.* T. 22.
That thou hast dy'd for me. LORD Jesus, sanctify thou me, 3 O grant me thro? thy precious blood, And make my spirit one with thee; Thy gospel thus to grace; Thy body torn with many a wound
Renew my heart, O Lamb of God, Preserve
my soul and body sound. Thus shall my works thee praise. 2 The blood-sweat trickling down thy
T. 14. face, My condemnation doth erase;
BESPRINKLE with thy blood my Thy cross, thy suff'rings, and thy pain heart, My everlasting strength remain, o Jesus, Son of God;
whate'er thy grace 3 The water flowing from thy side,
Hath hitherto withstood.
O 4 Dear Jesus, grant this my request,
may I henceforth only thirst
For thee, the Well of life,
3 Waters of life hence
may I draw,
My ardent longing is, O Lord,
• Fix at this spring my heart.” CHRIST crucify'd! my soul by faith 4 Alas, with shame I own that oft
With thee desires to be united ; I've turn'd away from thee; For, as the purchase of thy death, O let thy work renew'd to-day
To thy communion I'm invited. Romain eternally.
494.* 4. 580.
3 Lead us so that we may honor
Thee, the Lord our Righteousness, JESUS, thyself to us reveal, And bring fruit to thee, the Donor Grant that we may not only feel Of all gospel-truth and grace.
Some dawnings of thy grace,
497.* T. 23. 2 O let us always think thee neat, To that Lord, who unconstrained As near unto us as the air
Death's dire pangs for us sustained, Which constantly we breathe ;
May we all in our small measure Thus will from all we think or do
Willingly give joy and pleasure. To thee unfeigned praises fow; For thine we are in life and death. 2 May our mind and whole behavior
Bear resemblance to our Saviour, 3 Jesus, thou fain wouldst have us be In all things more conform’d to thee; Hallow body, soul and spirit.
And his sanctifying merit
LOVE God with all thy heart, and
soul, and mind; O LORD GOD Holy Ghost, To friend and foe be just, and true, As sure as Christ's I am,
and kind; So sure am I in him.
Be meek and patient, humble, sober, With thee in close communion;
chaste; Might my whole walk proclaim
In these good ways be constant to the With Christ a blessed union,
last. The pardon'd sinner's framë, A mind to his conform'd;
2 And when thou hast done all, then
humbly cry: 2 The genuine mind of Christ,
“ An useless, sinful servant, Lord, Proceeding from a heart Engaged with his cross,
My strength and grace come from the Blest theme of meditation !
Holy Ghost, Deriving all delight
My Saviour's merits are my only From Jesus' great salvation;
boast." Supported day and night With peace and joy divine. 496.
T. 590. JESUS, by thy Holy Spirit
O THOU, whose human life for us May we all instructed be;
Did happiness obtain ; Sanctify us by the merit
Thou who, expiring on the cross Of thy blest humanity.
God's image didst regain;
Lord, our thoughts and actions sway, By thy humanity;
'Tis good for man to be!
500. T. 586.
T. 228. How could I bear to be partaker
O JESUS, were we thro’ thy grace, Of sinful frail humanity,
In all respects form'd to thy praise, Had not the world's almighty Maker Like thee in thought and action;
Become a sinless man for me ? Did we but wake and sleep to thee, But since my God assum'd my nature Bear pain and sickness patiently, I gladly am a human creature; Trusting in thy direction. For now he takes a part,
Where'er-we are ; With sympathizing heart,
Might, dear Saviour,-our behavior, In all my smart. Thro’thy blessing,
Always be to thee well-pleasing. 501.*
T. 244. LORD Jesus, thy atonement
503. T. 580. Be ever new to us; Grant we may ev'ry moment
THY law, O Lord, be my delight, In spirit view thy cross:
My gracious King, thy statutes write O keep our garments pure,
In my untoward heart; In the the temptation hour, Thy pow'r divine afford me grace From sin's infatuation
To love thee, and to walk thy ways, Preserve us by thy pow'r.
And never from thee to depart.
XXVII. Of Humility, Simplicity, and Growth in Grace. 504. T. 590.
12 Reflecting how our Lord and Head,
When ris'n, his follwers visited, OLORD, thecontrite sinner's Friend, We pray to share that happiness
Most wretched should I be, Which, without sight, we may possess. Did I not know thy precious blood
3 Communing with the Lamb of God, Was shed for worthless me : Nought could console me in distress, And walk in true humility,
With heart-felt gratitude we're bow'd: Or give my soul relief;
As Christ's disciples constantly.
T. 22. 2 O give me, Jesus, give me still
My Saviour, that I without thee My poverty to know;
Can nothing do, rejoiceth me: Increase my
grace And in thy knowledge grow :
For all the grace thou dost bestow,
I fain my gratitude would show.
2 Tho'weak and
poor, I am
own; And for this precious Pearl may I All praise to thee is due alone, Count all things else but dross.
That thou, when humbly I appear 'Fore thee in
drawest near! 505.* T. 22.
3 When pride would stir within my WHOE’ER in Jesus doth believe, breast To soaring thoughts no room can give; I find no happiness nor rest; The blessed fellowship with Christ, But, walking in humility, And nothing else by him is prizid. Have perfect peace and joy in thee.
4. O keep me contrite, low and poor !12 His loving-kindness those shall richThus shall I praise thee evermore.
ly share, Myself thrice blessed I can call, Who at a loss, and ready to despair, When I am nought, and thou my All. Retire in secret, pray him for relief,
And consolation to assuage their grief
. 507.* T. 14.
3 To those the Lord will deign his NONE God the Father's favor share, teaching mild,
Or heaven's kingdom win, Who gladly listen to the meanest But those who little children are,
child, And as such enter in.
And from experience willingly allow,
That they are learners, and but little 2 The high and mighty ones the Lord
know. Doth from their seats put down; But to the
doth grace afford, And them with blessings crown.
HAPPY the man whose highest Good 3 O may
I with submissiveness, Dear Lord, be taught by thee;
Is Christ invariably; To thee obedience show thro' grace,
He shows his love and gratitude And learn humility.
By true humility.
2 In weakness pow'r divine he gains, 4 Jesus, I humbly thee implore,
He dwells in peace and rest; Grant me thy Spirit's light,
And owns with filial confidence: That he may teach me evermore,
“ Lord, what thou dost is best.” And guide my steps aright.
3 “ For thou art gracious, wise and 5 A lowly mind impart to me,
good, According to my pray’r; Since those who know their poverty, The time when it should be bestow'd:
Thou know'st how help t'afford, To the Most High are near.
Thy goodness be ador'd.” 6 Thou, who in heaven art ador'd, Dost with the contrite dwell,
Go, ye flatt'ring visions, 7. Therefore, my soul, delight no more He who lowly minded
Honors, wealth and lusts : In this world's vanity;
In our Saviour trusts, Look forward; Jesus hath in store
Rich in grace, is blessed, Unfading joys for thee.
Freed from anxious care;
Heaven's kingdom share.
T. 583. WHEN simplicity we cherish, THOSE are partakers of our Saviour's
Then the soul is full of light:
But that light will quickly vanish, grace, Who, while his gifts they share with
When of Jesus we lose sight. thankfulness,
2 He who' nought but Christ desireth, Glory in their infirmities, and boast He whom nothing else can cheer Of nothing but his grace wherein they But the joy which he inspireth, trust,
Lending to his voice an ear;