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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
Oxford—p. 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 ;
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.
Thy drawings from above;
Thy sweet forgiving love.
The sense of sin forgiven ;
That antepast of heaven.
In Jesus reconciled ?
And know myself thy child?
Thy glory to display ;
And take them all away.
6 Father, in me reveal thy Son,
How merciful thou art ;
For ever in my heart !
RISE, my soul, arise,
The bleeding Sacrifice
In my behalf appears ;
For me to intercede;
His precious blood, to plead;
Received on Calvary ;
They strongly speak for me ;
His dear anointed One;
The presence of his Son:
His pard’ning voice I hear ;
I can no longer fear;
With confidence I now draw nigh,
To him of old allow'd ;
Descending in a cloud ! 2 In that revealing Spirit come down,
Thine attributes proclaim,
The glories of thy name.
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 fav'rite name of Love.
In this polluted breast;
And suits the sinner best.
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.