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3 Thou gavest me to speak thy word,
In the appointed hour :
And felt thy Spirit's power. 4 Superior to my foes I stood,
Above their smile or frown : On all the strangers to thy blood
With pitying love look down.
Set as a flint my face,
Which saves a world by grace! 6 O never let me blush to own
The glorious gospel word; Which saves a world through faith alone,
Faith in a dying Lord ! 470 Ashford-p. 124.] S. M. “I
THE good fight have fought,"
O when shall I declare ! The victory by my Saviour got
I long with Paul to share. 2 O may I triumph so,
When all my warfare 's past ; And dying, find my latest foe
Under my feet at last !
Just as the port is gain’d :
I have the faith maintain’d.” 4 Th’ apostles of my Lord,
To whom it first was given,
Nor all the saints in heaven.
471 Arabia—p. 51.] C. M.
ET Zion's watchmen all awake,
Now let them from the mouth of God
Their awful charge receive.
The pastor's care demands;
And fill'd a Saviour's hands. 3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord
Did heavenly bliss forego !
In raptures, or in wo:
Th' account to render there ; And shouldst thou strictly mark our faults,
Lord, where should we appear ! 5 May they that Jesus whom they preach,
Their own Redeemer see;
That they may watch for thee.
me to shame, reproach, disgrace, Arm me with all thine armour now; Set like a flint my steady face,
Harden to adamant my brow.
My high commission to perform,
But more than meet the gathering storm. 3 Adverse to earth’s rebellious throng,
Still may I turn my fearless face; Stand as an iron pillar strong,
And steadfast as a wall of brass.
4 Give me thy might, thou God of power :
Then let or men or fiends assail, Strong in thy strength I'll stand, a tower
Impregnable to earth or hell. 473 Marion—p. 162.] 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.
LIVE me the faith which can remove Gledhinhh the
mountaih tova plain"; Give me the childlike, praying love,
Which longs to build thy house again :
I want a calmly-fervent zeal,
To snatch them from the verge of hell,
And longer live for this alone,
Who have not yet my Saviour known;
Into thy blessed hands receive ;
And let me to thy glory live;
With boundless charity divine !
And love them with a zeal like thine ,
ON THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
474 Willowby—p. 191.] 4th P. M. 886,886.
ESUS, thou soul of all our joys,
And all our strength exert, Vouchsafe the grace we humbly claim, Compose in a thankful frame,
And tune thy people's heart.
Thy glory, not our own :-
To please our God alone.
T'offend thy glorious eyes!
And mar our sacrifice.
Let us our voices raise;
Ånd dead to human praise.
With sacred jealousy :
Our heart away from thee.
6 That hurrying strife far off remove,
Which swells the formal song;
And vibrate on our tongue.
Thy goodness to proclaim ;
Thy harmonizing name.
In setting forth thy love!
That endless song above.
NCE more we come before our God;
O may not duty seem a load,
Nor worship prove a task !
From heaven, in Jesus' name,
And put our souls in frame.
Each in an honest heart;
And never with it part.
To each thy blessings suit,
Produce abundant fruit.