Out of the deep on thee to call,

And never, never faint.
5 I want a true regard,

A single, steady aim,
(Unmoved by threat’ning or reward,)

To thee and thy great name;
A jealous, just concern

For thine immortal praise ;
A pure desire that all may learn,

And glorify thy grace.
6 I rest upon thy word,

The promise is for me ;
My succour and salvation, Lord,

Shall surely come from thee;
But let me still abide,

Nor from my hope remove,
Till thou my patient spirit guide

Into thy perfect love. 157 Byzantium-p. 197.] 4th P. M. 886, 886.

And still my tempted soul stand by
Throughout the evil day;
The sacred watchfulness impart,
And keep the issues of my heart,

And stir me up to pray.
2 My soul with thy whole armour arm;
In each approach of sin alarm,

And show the danger near:
Surround, sustain, and strengthen me,
And fill with godly jealousy

And sanctifying fear.
3 Whene'er my careless hands hang down,
O let me see thy gathering frown,

And feel thy warning eye;

HELP Lord, to whom for help"I fly,

And starting, cry from ruin's brink,
Save, Jesus, or İ yield, I sink!

O save me, or I die!
4 If near the pit I rashly stray,
Before I wholly fall away,

The keen conviction dart ! Recall me by that pitying look, That kind, upbraiding glance, which broke

Unfaithful Peter's heart. 5 In me thine utmost mercy show, And make me, like thyself below,

Unblameable in grace ; Ready prepared and fitted here, By perfect holiness, t' appear

Before thy glorious face. 158 Retirement-p. 100.]

L. M. ESUS, my Saviour, Brother, Friend,

On whom for all things I depend,

Inspire, and then accept, my prayer. 2 If I have tasted of thy grace,

The grace that sure salvation brings ; If with me now thy Spirit stays,

And hov'ring, hides me in his wings : 3 Still let him with my weakness stay,

Nor for a moment's space depart ; Evil and danger turn away,

And keep, till he renews, my heart. 4 When to the right or left I stray,

His voice behind me may I hear, “Return, and walk in Christ thy way,

Fly back to Christ, for sin is near ?" 5 His sacred unction from above

Be still my comforter and guide,


Till all the stony he remove,

And in my loving heart reside.
6 Jesus, I fain would walk in thee,

From nature's every path retreat ;
Thou art my way, my leader be,

And set upon the rock my feet.
7 Uphold me, Saviour, or I fall;

O reach me out thy gracious hand! Only on thee for help I call;

Only by faith in thee I stand. 159 Kentucky-p. 142.] S. M. A

CHARGE to keep I have,

A God to glorify;
A never-dying soul to save,

And fit it for the sky.
To serve the present age,

My calling to fulfil,

may it all my powers engage

To do my Master's will !
2 Arm me with jealous care,

As in thy sight to live;
And O, thy servant, Lord, prepare,

A strict account to give !
Help me to watch and pray,

And on thyself rely,
Assured if I my trust betray,

I shall for ever die. 160 Zemira—p. 201.] 4th P. M. 886, 886.

E it my only wisdom here,
With loving gratitude ;
Superior sense may I display,
By shunning every evil way,
And walking in the good.

2 O may I still from sin depart;
A wise and understanding heart,

Jesus, to me be given !
And let me through thy Spirit know,
To glorify my God below,

And find my way to heaven. 161 Lanesboroughp. 5.] C. M.

TOW vain are all things here below, Each pleasure hath its poison too,

And every sweet a snare.
2 The brightest things below the sky

Give but a flatt’ring light;
We should suspect some danger nigh

Where we possess delight. 3 Our dearest joys and nearest friends,

The partners of our blood,
How they divide our wav'ring minds,

And leave but half for God!
4 The fondness of a creature's love,

How strong it strikes the sense! Thither the warm affections move,

Nor can we call them thence !
5 Dear Saviour, let thy beauties be

My soul's eternal food ;
And grace command my heart away

From all created good. 162 Shepherd-p. 130.] S. M. G

By whose sufficient grace
I lift my heart to things above,

And humbly seek thy face :
Through Jesus Christ the Just,

My faint desires receive,

And let me in thy goodness trust,

And to thy glory live.
2 Whate'er I say or do,

Thy glory be my aim ;
My off'rings all be offer'd through

The ever-blessed Name.
Jesus, my single eye

Be fix'd on thee alone :
Thy name be praised on earth, on high ;

Thy will by all be done!
3 Spirit of faith, inspire

My consecrated heart ;
Fill me with pure celestial fire,

With all thou hast and art.
My feeble mind transform,

And, perfectly renew'd,
Into a saint exalt a worm,

A worm exalt to God! 163

Armleyp. 114.] L. M.

PIERCE, fill me with an humble fear,

Satan and sin are always near ;

Thee may I always nearer feel. 2 0 that to thee my constant mind

Might with an even flame aspire ; Pride in its earliest motions find,

And mark the risings of desire. 3 O that my tender soul might fly

The first abhorr'd approach of ill: Quick as the apple of an eye,

The slightest touch of sin to feel. 4 Till thou anew my soul create,

Still may I strive, and watch, and pray ; Humbly and confidently wait,

And long to see the perfect day.

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