Increase in us the kindled fire,

In us the work of faith fulfil. 3 By faith we know thee strong to save :

(Save us, a present Saviour thou !) Whate'er we hope, by faith we have ;

Future and past subsisting now. 4 To him that in thy name believes,

Eternal life with thee is given ; Into himself he all receives,

Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 5 The things unknown to feeble sense,

Unseen by reason's glimm’ring ray, With strong commanding evidence,

Their heavenly origin display. 6 Faith lends its realizing light,

The clouds disperse, the shadows fly, Th’ Invisible appears in sight,

And God is seen by mortal eye. 177

Oxfordp. 123.) S. M.


His sans on earth forgiven ?

a sinner How can my gracious Saviour show

My name inscribed in heaven? 2 What we have felt and seen

With confidence we tell ; And publish to the sons of men

The signs infallible. 3 We who in Christ believe

7 hat he for us hath died, We all his unknown peace receive,

And feel his blood applied.

4 Exults our rising soul,

Disburden'd of her load, And swells unutterably full

Of glory and of God. 5 His love, surpassing far

The love of all beneath, We find within our hearts, and dare

The pointless darts of death. 6 Stronger than death or hell

The sacred power we prove ; And, conq’rors of the world, we dwell

In heaven, who dwell in love. Olney-p. 134.] SECOND PART. WE by his Spirit prove,

And know the things of God, The things which freely of his love

He hath on us bestow'd. 2 His Spirit to us he gave,

And dwells in us, we know ; The witness in ourselves we have,

And all its fruits we show. 3 The meek and lowly heart

That in our Saviour was, To us his Spirit does impart,

And signs us with his cross. 4 Our nature 's turn'd, our mind

Transform'd in all its powers ; And both the witnesses are join'd,

The Spirit of God with ours. 5 Whate'er our pard’ning Lord

Commands, we gladly do ; And, guided by his sacred word,

We all his steps pursue.

6 His glory our design,

We live our God to please ;
And rise, with filial fear divine,

To perfect holiness. 178 Witham-p. 192.] 4th P. M. 886, 886.

THOU great mysterious God unknown,

E’en from my infant days; Mine inmost soul expose to view, And tell me if I ever knew

Thy justifying grace.
2 If I have only known thy fear,
And follow'd, with a heart sincere,

Thy drawings from above;
Now, now the further grace bestow,
And let my sprinkled conscience know

Thy sweet forgiving love.
3 Short of thy love I would not stop,
A stranger to the gospel hope,

The sense of sin forgiven ;
I would not, Lord, my soul deceive,
Without the inward witness live,

That antepast of heaven.
4 If now the witness were in me,
Would he not testify of thee,

In Jesus reconciled ?
And should I not with faith draw nigh,
And boldly, Abba, Father, cry,

And know myself thy child?
5 Whate'er obstructs thy pard’ning love,
Or sin, or righteousness, remove,

Thy glory to display ;
My heart of unbelief convince,
And now absolve me from my sins,

And take them all away.

6 Father, in me reveal thy Son,
And to my inmost soul make known

How merciful thou art ;
The secret of thy love reveal,
And by thy hallowing Spirit dwell

For ever in my heart !
179 Lenoxấp. 184.] 3d P. M. 46s & 2 8s.

RISE, my soul, arise,


A fears!

The bleeding Sacrifice

In my behalf appears ;
Before the throne my Surety stands,
My name is written on his hands.
2 He ever lives above,

For me to intercede;
His all-redeeming love,

His precious blood, to plead;
His blood atoned for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.
3 Five bleeding wounds he bears,

Received on Calvary ;
They pour effectual prayers,

They strongly speak for me ;
Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
" Nor let that ransom'd sinner die!"
4 The Father hears him pray,

His dear anointed One;
He cannot turn away

The presence of his Son:
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.
5 My God is reconciled,

His pard’ning voice I hear ;
He owns me for his child,

I can no longer fear;


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With confidence I now draw nigh,
And Father, Abba, Father, cry.
180 Rochester—p. 18.] C. M.
REAT God! to me the sight afford

To him of old allow'd ;
And let my faith behold its Lord

Descending in a cloud ! 2 In that revealing Spirit come down,

Thine attributes proclaim,
And to my inmost soul make known

The glories of thy name.
3 Jehovah, Christ, I thee adore,

Who gav'st my soul to be! Fountain of being, and of power,

And great in majesty., 4 The Lord, the mighty God, thou art,

But let me rather prove
That name inspoken to my heart,

That fav'rite name of Love.
5 Merciful God, thyself proclaim

In this polluted breast;
Mercy is thy distinguish'd name,

And suits the sinner best.
6 Our misery doth for pity call,

Our sin implores thy grace ; And thou art merciful to all

Our lost, apostate race. 181 Craven-p. 36.] C. M. I ,

The sin-subduing power, Power to believe, and go in peace,

And never grieve thee more.

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