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3 Who sincerely loveth Jesus,
513. T. 22. And upon his grace depends; Who but willeth what him pleases,
MEEK, patient Lamb of God, impart Şimply foll'wing his commands;
Thy meekness to my stubborn heart : 4 Who to Jesus humbly cleaveth,
Grant me to keep thee full in view,
And thy example to pursue.
2 Thy blood preserve my garments clean With our Saviour, Head and Lord, From ev'ry spot and stain of sin :
As a wise virgin, to prepare 5 Who in Jesus Christ abideth, And from self-dependence free
For meeting thee, be all my care. In nought else but him confideth:
3 Bestow on me a simple mind, Walks in true simplicity.
To ev'ry hurtful fancy blind; 6 He who is by Christ directed,"
Thy meekness, true sincerity, Trusting the good Shepherd's care, And needful wisdom grant to me. He is graciously protected,
4 Thou holy, spotless Lamb of God, And no danger needs to fear, My worthless heart make thy abode:
I in thy image grow,
And honor thee in all I do.
And Jesus' mind rules in our hearts ! This ev'ry vain imagination
Lord, may I sordid lucre flee, Casts down, and us subjects to grace.
Nor set on earthly gain my heart,
Hate av'rice as idolatry;
Fix my desires on things above, 2 That which is by the world esteemed,
2 Let neither honors, pomp, nor pride, A single mind counts vanity; Nor this world's gaudy vanity, What's innocent by others deemed,
Which draw the soul from thee aside, Is shunn'd by true simplicity :
Beguile me from simplicity :
May this my highest honor be,
To be esteemed, Lord, by thee.
3 Screen me in each unguarded hour,
Lord, under thy protecting care; 3 The simple heart no care perplexeth Preserve me from seduction's pow'r, That robs the world of all content;
Lest fleshly lusts my
soul ensnare: Of envy, which so many vexeth, Simplicity is ignorant ;
May I to av'rice, lust and pride
Say, “ Christ destroy'd you when he And carefully preserves its treasure, Unruffled by the worldling's spite;
dy'd.” If others ask to share this pleasure,
T, 15. Simplicity tastes true delight. 4 O Jesus, God of my salvation,
LORD, grant to me a simple mind, Thy single mind to me impart;
By thee' may I be guided, Root out the world's infatuation,
And as thy blessed will design'd, Tho' it be done with keenest smart:
Have my whole course decided.
Asham'd of my demerit,
And believers, who, tho' feeble,
Life and pow'r from him derive, Here on earth already
And thereby are render'd able Heav'nly joys possess;
Bearing fruit to grow and thrive. Jesus nought desireth,
T. 10. Or of us requireth,
WOULD we by our behavior For our rest and peace,
Show that we love our Saviour; But that we-like children be;
He only can instruct us, Since he all our wants redresses,
And in the way
conduct us. Soothes all our distresses.
2 Throʻ his atonement's powers 517.*
may we bloom like flowers, AMIDST this world's profaneness,
And by his grace and blessing
Bear fruits to him well-pleasing.
522.* T 185. Thy servant be thro: grace; IN thy love, and knowledge, gracious Nor fear, nor intrest ever
Saviour, Cause me to turn aside,
May we more and more abound: Or my connexion sever
Thy complete atonement shall for ever, With thy redeemed bride.
Of our doctrine be the ground. 518.* T. 22.
Grant that allmay, in thyword believing, CHRIST is the Vine, we branches are; Throthy Father's nursing care,
And totheethe Vineas branchescleaving Without him we no fruit can bear;
Fruit unto thy honor bear. For of ourselves we cannot thrive, 'Tis he who gives us pow'r and life.
523.* 2 Lord, thou hast chosen us, that we
LORD Jesus, be near
Unite us in heart :-Dear Lord, come Preserve us from all barrenness.
and bless us; our Brother thou art.
2 Soon make us to be 519. T. 11.
Well-pleasing to thee; JESUS, who for me hast dy'd, 'Tistime, and is right,—To bring forth Grant I may in thee abide :
some fruit which may yield thee delight. Set me, Lord, unto thy praise ; 3 From this very day, Water me with show'rs of grace. We will not delay 2 Make my heart a garden fair, To follow the Lamb,-To serve him Which such pleasant fruit may bear with gladness, and honor his name. As affords true joy to thee
524.* T 228. And thy Father constantly. 3 In thy garden here below
THIS one thing needful grant to us, Water me that I may grow;
By faith to view thee on the cross, When all grace to me is giv'n, Bleeding for our salvation ; Then transplant me into heav'n. Then, 'midst all weakness, we indeed
Shall still from grace to grace proceed, 520.* T. 167.
Lord, in thy congregation: As the branches are connected May none-ground on
With the vine, ev’n so thro' grace, Empty notions-or good motions A close union is effected
His religion, 'Twixt the Lord our Righteousness Without pow'r and life's fruition.
XXVIII. Of Resignation, Confidence, and Patience in
No enemy I fear;
Dispelling all my care:
Defends me from above,
Can part me from his love? 2 Of this I am persuaded,
And boast now openly, That he, whose love ne'er faded,
Is always kind to me; He aid to me dispenses,
He stands at my right hand; Yea, when a storm advances,
'Tis calm at his command.
6 His Spirit is the sov'reign
Possessor of my heart; There he alone shall govern,
And slavish fear depart; He gives his benediction,
Yea, helpeth me to cry Abba, when in affliction,
With child-like fervency. 7 His Spirit cheers my spirit With
many a precious word, That I shall joy inherit,
By trusting in the Lord;
All those who Jesus love
To live with him above.
He stands my lasting Rock ;
Shall give my love a shock;
No object, small or great,
Me from him separate.
3 The ground of my profession
Is Jesus and his blood; He gives me the possession
Of everlasting Good; Myself, and whatsoever
Is mine, I cannot trust; The gifts of Christ my
Saviour Remain my only boast. 4 My Jesus and his merit
Are all my aim and care ; Were he not with my spirit,
Ah! I should soon despair ; T'appear 'fore my Creator
I never could desire, He'd to my sinful nature
Prove a consuming fire. 5 'Tis Jesus Christ who taketh
Away sin, death and woe, And by his blood he maketh
Each spot as white as snow ; Free from that condemnation
Which sinners else must find, I joy in his salvation
With an embolden'd mind.
Why should I be dismay'd ?
Then need I be afraid ? 2 Hear my requests, O Lord, and give An answer full of
grace : Thy face thou bidst me seek, and I
Reply, “ I'll seek thy face."
Thyself, nor me reject;
From thee I still expect. 14 Wait still on God, my soul! from
The fainting heart revive.
3 O no, in all things I shall prove JESUS, source of gladness,
Conqu’ror through him, who me did
love; Comfort in all sadness,
My Lord obtain'd the victory, Thou canst end my grief; Sufficient is his grace
for me. I for thee am waiting, Ardently intreating
4 O love unbounded ! refuge sure! Thee for thy relief:
My helpless soul now lives secure; Slaughter'd Lamb,-thy saving name Long as in thee, O Lord, I trust, Yields to me far greater pleasure
I know I never shall be lost.
JESUS, my All, my highest Good! I pay no attention,
Who hast redeem'd me with thy Av'rice I disown;
blood, Perils, loss, shame, death and cross,
When confidence in thee I place, Suft’rings e’er so keen, shall never My soul is filld with joy and peace. Me from Jesus sever.
2 Where should I turn, or how thee 3 If the Lord protect me, .
leave ? Sin cannot infect me,
Jesus, to thee my mind doth cleave; Nought cạn do me harm; With thee my heart hath always Altho' Satan rageth,
found Christ the storm assuageth
True counsel, comfort, help abound. By his mighty arm : Would the foe-his malice show, 3 All who possess true faith and love, Since Christ is my strength and tower, This daily by experience prove, I dread not his power.
That they who simply put their trust
In Jesus Christ, can ne'er be lost. 4. Gloomy thoughts must vanish, Jesus doth replenish
4 None can be so oʻerwhelm'd with Me with heav'nly peace;
grief, Who the Saviour loveth,
But he in Christ may find relief; By experience proveth
All misery, however great,
His comforts can alleviate,
5 Jesus, my only God and Lord,
What comfort doth thy name afford ! Into joy and gladness.
No friend on earth can ever be 528.
Compar'd for faithfulness with thee. T. 22. WHO can condemn, since Christ hath 6 Were health, and strength, and
friends withdrawn, dy'd ? 1, by his blood, am justify'd :
Were ev'ry earthly comfort gone, He ever lives to intercede,
If I have thee, I have howe'er And send me help in time of need. What me eternally can cheer. 2 What can from Christ me separate? 7 O Lord, preserve me sound in faith, Shall trials howsoever great,
Thine let me be in life and death; Shall tribulation or distress,
May nothing pluck me from thy hand, Shall peril, sword, or nakedness ? Lead me in safety to the end.
16 O all ye just, ye rich, ye wise, No more with trembling heart I try
Who deem th' atoning sacrifice,
A doctrine weak and slight! A multitude of things,
Grant but I may (the rest's your own) Still wishing to find out that point From whence salvation springs;
In shame and poverty sit down
At this one well-spring of delight. My anchor's cast, cast on a ground, Where I shall ever rest
17 Indeed had Jesus ne'er been slain, From all the labor of my thoughts, Or could ought make his ransom vain, And workings of my breast.
That it avail'd no more ;
Were his unbounded 2 What is my anchor, if you ask?
mercy fed, A hungry, helpless mind,
Were he no more the church's Head,
Nor Lord of all, as heretofore;
8 Then, so refers my state to him, What is my ground ? 'Tis Jesus Christ, Unwarranted I must esteem,
Whom faithless eyes pass o'er; And wretched all I do ; A Refuge here each troubled soul
Ah! my heart throbs, and seizeth fast May hind, tho' tempests roar. That cov'nant, which will ever last,
It knows, it knowsthese things aretrue. 531. T. 580. 9 Yes, my dear Lord, in foll'wing thee, THAT I am thine, my Lord and God, Not in the dark uncertainly Ransom'd and sprinkled with thy blood, This foot obedient moves;
Repeat that word once more, 'Tis with a Brother and a King, With such an energy and light, Who many to this yoke will bring, That this world's flattery or spite Whoever lives and ever loves,
To shake me never may have pow'r. 10Nowthen myWay,my Truth,myLife, 2 From various cares my heart retires; Henceforth let sorrow, doubt and strife, Tho' deep and boundless its desires,
Drop off like autumn leaves; I'm now to please but One,
Henceforth, as privileg'd by thee, Him, before whom the elders bow ;
Simple and undistracted be With him I am engaged now,
My soul, which to thy mercy cleaves. And with the souls that are his own. 3 This is my joy, which ne'er can fail, On that eternal love of thine,
11 Let me my weary mind recline Saviour's arm prevail, And human thoughts forget; To mark the steps of grace; How new-born souls, convinc'd of sin, Go forth and do it, while 'tis day,
Childlike attend what thou wilt say, Yet by his precious blood made clean,
Yet never leave
safe retreat. Extol his name in ev'ry place. 4. With these my happy lot is cast,
12 At all times to my spirit bear Thro’the world's desertsrudeand waste,
An inward witness, strong and clear, Or thro' its gardens fair :
Of thy redeeming pow'r;
This will instruct thy child aright,
For exigence of ev'ry hour. 5 See the dear sheep, by Jesus drawn, 13 Now then the sequel is well weigh’d, In blest simplicity move on,
I cast myself upon thy aid, They trust his Shepherd-crook; A sea where none can sink; Beholders
faults will find, Yea, thereon I depend, poor worm, But they can guess at Jesus' mind, Believing that thou wilt perform
Content, if written in his book. Beyond whate'er I ask or think..
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