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And let thy mercy find them out;
And let thy mercy reach to me. 8 Hast thou the work of grace begun,
And brought them to the birth, in vain ? O let thy children see the sun!
Let all their souls be born again! 9 Relieve the souls whose cross we bear,
For whom thy suff'ring members mourn; Answer our faith's effectual prayer;
Bid every struggling child be born! 151 Gilman—p. 169.] 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.
UR earth we now lament to see
With violence, wrong, and cruelty,–
One wide-extended field of blood,
They mangle their own flesh, and slay,
wide Its mouth for its enormous prey ; And myriads sink beneath the grave, And plunge into the flaming wave. 3 O might the universal Friend
This havoc of his creatures see!
Declare us reconciled in thee :
The nations of the earth, constrain
The blessings of thy righteous reign,
The joys of unity to prove,
The paradise of perfect love. 152 Lancaster-p. 86.]
For all who feel thy work begun : Confirm, and strengthen them in grace,
And bring thy feeblest children on. 2 Thou seest their wants, thou knowst their
names, Be mindful of thy youngest care ; Be tender of the new-born lambs,
And gently in thy bosom bear. 3 The lion roaring for his prey,
With rav’ning wolves on every side, Watch over them to tear and slay,
If found one moment from their Guide 4 Satan his thousand arts essays,
His agents all their powers employ, To blast the blooming work of grace,
The heavenly offspring to destroy. 5 Baffle the crooked serpent's skill,
And turn his sharpest darts aside : Hide from their eyes the devilish ill,
O save them from the demon, pride! 6 In safety lead thy little flock !
From hell, the world, and sin secure : And set their feet upon the rock,
And make in thee their goings sure.
PRAYER AND WATCHFULNESS.
153 New-Bedford-p. 19.] C. M. I ,
WANT a principle within,
A pain to feel it near :
Of pride, or fond desire ;
And quench the kindling fire. 2. From thee that I no more may part,
No more thy goodness grieve, The filial awe, the fleshly heart,
The tender conscience, give. Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make ! Awake my soul when sin is nigh,
And keep it still awake. 3 If to the right or left I stray,
That moment, Lord, reprove ; And let me weep my life away,
For having grieved thy love. o may the least omission pain
My well-instructed soul !
Which makes the wounded whole. 154 Lucern—p. 121.] · S. M.
HE praying spirit breathe, From all entanglements beneath
Call off my peaceful heart;
My feeble mind sustain,
By worldly thoughts oppress'd ;
To my eternal rest.
Thine own this moment seize ;
And keep in perfect peace :
O'er all the earth abroad,
And shut me up in God.
SHEPHERD divide, our wants relieve
In this our day
The power to watch and pray. 2 Long as our fiery trials last,
Long as the cross we bear, O let our souls on thee be cast
In never-ceasing prayer ! 3 The spirit of interceding grace
Give us in faith to claim ; To wrestle till we see thy face,
And know thy hidden name.
Till thou thyself bestow,
“I will not let thee go.
Thou tell thy name to me; With all thy great salvation bless, And make me all like thee.
6 “Then let me on the mountain top
Behold thy open face ;
And prayer in endless praise." 156 Camberwell—p. 125.]
S. M. JESUS, my strength, my hope, ,
, With humble confidence look up,
And know thou hear'st my prayer. Give me on thee to wait,
Till I can all things do, On thee, almighty to create,
Almighty to renew. 2 I want a sober mind,
A self-renouncing will, That tramples down, and casts behind
The bàits of pleasing ill: A soul inured to pain,
To hardship, grief, and loss ; Bold to take up, firm to sustain,
The consecrated cross. 3 I want a godly fear,
A quick discerning eye,
And sees the tempter fly;
And arm'd with jealous care, For ever standing on its guard,
And watching unto prayer. 4 I want a heart to pray,
To pray and never cease, Never to murmur at thy stay,
Or wish my suff'rings less. This blessing, above all,
Always to pray, I want,