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I wait thy faithfulness to prove,

And give back all to thee. 4 Take when thou wilt into thy hands,

And as thou wilt require ; Resume by the Chaldean bands,

Or the devouring fire.
5 Determined all thy will t’ obey,

Thy blessings I restore ;
Give, Lord, or take thy gifts away,

I praise thee evermore.
375 Resignation-p. 41.] C. M.
ATHER, to thee my soul I lift;

My soul on thee depends ; Convinced that every perfect gift

From thee alone descends. 2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,

And power and wisdom too: Without the Spirit of thy Son

We nothing good can do. 3 We cannot speak one useful word,

One holy thought conceive, Unless, in answer to our Lord,

Thyself the blessing give. 4 His blood demands the purchased grace:

His blood's availing plea Obtain'd the help for all our race,

And sends it down to me. 5 Thou all our works in us hast wrought;

Our good is all divine :
The praise of every virtuous thought,

And righteous word, is thine. 6 From thee, through Jesus, we receive

The power on thee to call,

In whom we are, and move, and live ;

Our God is ALL in ALL.

,

376 Monmouth--p. 173.] 2d P. M. 6 lines 8s.

HOU, Jesus, thou my breast inspire,

And loose a stamm’ring infant's tongue :
Prepare the vessel of thy grace;
Adorn me with the robes of praise,
And mercy

shall be all my song :
Mercy for all who know not God;
Mercy for all in Jesus' blood;

Mercy that earth and heaven transcends ; Love, that o'erwhelms the saints in light : The length, and breadth, and depth, and height

Of love divine, which never ends !
2 A faithful witness of thy grace,
Well may I fill th' allotted

space,
And answer all thy great design;
Walk in the works by thee prepared,
And find annex'd the vast reward,

The crown of righteousness divine.
When I have lived to thee alone,
Pronounce the welcome word, “Well done!"

And let me take my place above !
Enter into my Master's joy,
And all eternity employ

In praise, and ecstasy, and love.

TRUSTING IN GRACE AND PROVIDENCE.

377 Clarendon-p. 33.] C. M. WHE

THEN all thy mercies, O my God,

My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost

In wonder, love, and praise !
2 O how can words with equal warmth

The gratitude declare,
That glows within my ravish'd heart?

But thou canst read it there!
3 Thy providence my life sustain'd,

And all my wants redress'd, While in the silent womb I lay,

And hung upon the breast.
4 To all my weak complaints and cries

Thy mercy lent an ear,
Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn'd

To form themselves in prayer.
5 Unnumber'd comforts on my soul

Thy tender care bestow'd, Before my infant heart conceived

From whom those comforts flow'd.
6 When in the slippery paths of youth

With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe,

And led me up to man.
7 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,

It gently clear'd my way;
And through the pleasing snares of vice,

More to be fear'd than they.

8 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

My daily thanks employ ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

That tastes those gifts with joy.
9 Through every period of my life

Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
And after death in distant worlds,

The pleasing theme renew.
10 Through all eternity, to thee

A grateful song I'll raise ;
But 0 ! eternity's too short

To utter all thy praise. 378 St. Asaphs-p.282.] 12th P.M.76,76,78,76.

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CAIN, delusive world, adieu,
Only Jesus I

pursue,
Who bought me with his blood!
All thy pleasures I forego,

I trample on thy wealth and pride,
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified !
2 Other knowledge I disdain,

'Tis all but vanity :
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain,

He tasted death for me!
Me to save from endless wo

The sin-atoning Victim died !
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified !
3 Here will I set up my rest ;

My fluctuating heart
From the haven of his breast

Shall never more depart:
Whither should a sinner go?

His wounds for me stand open wide ;

Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified ! 4 Him to know is life and peace,

And pleasure without end ; This is all my happiness,

On Jesus to depend;
Daily in his grace to grow,

And ever in his faith abide,
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified !
5 O that I could all invite,

This saving truth to prove;
Show the length, the breadth, the height,

And depth of Jesus' love!
Fain I would to sinners show

The blood by faith alone applied !
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified ! 379 Woodland-p. 13.]

C. M.

WITH joy we meditate the grace

His heart is made of tenderness,

His bowels melt with love.
2 Touch'd with a sympathy within,

He knows our feeble frame;
He knows what sore temptations mean,

For he hath felt the same.
3 He in the days of feeble flesh

Pour'd out strong cries and tears ; And in his measure feels afresh

What every member bears.
4 He'll never quench the smoking flax,

But raise it to a flame;
The bruised reed he never breaks,

Nor scorns the meanest name.

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