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3 Here then, my God, vouchsafe to stay
And bid my heart rejoice;
And echo to Thy voice.
'Tis all I wish to seek;
And hear Thee inly speak.
Till I Thy glory see;
C. WESLEY. 1740.
I am the Way: no man cometh to the Father,
but by Me.—John 14. 6. 1 E may not climb the heavenly steeps,
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For Him no depths can drown.
A present help is He;
And love its Galilee.
Is by our beds of pain ;
And we are whole again. 4 Through Him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
Are burdened with His name.
5 O Lord and Saviour of us all,
Whate'er our name or sign,
And form our lives by Thine. 6 We faintly hear, we dimly see,
In differing phrase we pray;
J. G. WHITTIER. 1840.
188.8.131.52. The hour of prayer. -Acts 3. 1. 1 God, is
hour so sweet, From blush of morn to evening star, As that which calls me to Thy feet,
The hour of prayer ?
Brighter than morn's ethereal glow;
Than earth can know.
3 Then is my strength by Thee renewed ;
Then are my sins by Thee forgiven;
With hope of heaven.
There for my every want I find,
5 Hushed is each doubt; gone every fear;
My spirit seems in heaven to stay:
Is wiped away.
O Lord! till I reach yon blissful shore,
No privilege so dear shall be,
C. ELLIOTT. 1836. 1116 Search me, o God, and know my heart : try
me, and know my thoughts. —Ps. 139. 23. 1 0 THOU, to whose all-searching sight
The darkness shineth as the light, Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee;
O burst these bonds and set it free! 2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross, Nail my
affections to the Cross; Hallow each thought; let all within
Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean. 3 While in this darksome wild I stray,
Be Thou my Light, be Thou my Way;
No fraud, if Thou, my God, art near. 4 Saviour, where'er Thy steps I see,
Dauntless, untired, I follow Thee;
rough and thorny be my way,
J. A. FREYLINGHAUSEN. 1730.
TR. BY J. WESLEY. 1740.
1117 Continue ye in My Fore.-John 13. 9. 0 .
The faint, the weak, on Thee may lean;
Help me, throughout life's varying scene,
By faith to cling to Thee.
Take what Thou wilt, shall I repine,
My soul may cling to Thee? 3 Without a murmur, I dismiss
My former dreams of earthly bliss ;
Each hour to cling to Thee.
And earthly friends and joys remove,
Still would I cling to Thee.
I ask not, need not, aught beside ;
The souls that cling to Thee!
Since Thou art near and strong to save;
Because they cling to Thee.
What can disturb me, who appal,
C. ELLIOTT. 1840.
Speak, for Thy servant heareth.
1 Sam. 3. 10. 1
In living echoes of Thy tone:
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2 O lead me, Lord, that I may
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee,
To wrestlers with the troubled sea. 4 O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious things Thou dost impart;
The hidden depths of many a heart. 5 O give Thine own sweet rest to me,
That I may speak with soothing power
To weary ones in needful hour.
Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show. 7 O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where;
F. R. HAVERGAL. 1879.
Until my very
C.M. 1119 Lord, teach us to pray.—Luke 11. 1. 1 THEN cold our hearts, and far from Thee WHEN
Our wandering spirits stray, And thoughts and lips move heavily,
Lord, teach us how to pray! 2 Too vile to venture near Thy throne,
Too poor to turn away,