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Stone to flesh again convert,
Write forgiveness on my heart.
2 I believe thy pard’ning grace,

As at the beginning, free:
Open are thy arms t embrace

Me, the worst of rebels, me :
In me all the hind’rance lies ;
Call'd, I still refuse to rise.
3 Now the gracious work begin ;

Now for good some token give;
Give me now to feel my sin ;

Give me now my sin to leave;
Bid me look on thee and mourn;
Bid me to thy arms return !
4 Take this heart of stone away ;

Melt me into gracious tears ;
Grant me power to watch and pray,

Till thy lovely face appears ;
Till thy favour I retrieve,

Till by faith again I live.
97 Covington—p. 62.] C. M.

WHY did I my Saviour leave,

So soon unfaithful prove !
How could I thy good Spirit grieve,

And sin against thy love!
2 I forced thee first to disappear;

I turn'd thy face aside : Ah, Lord ! if thou hadst still been here,

Thy servant had not died. 3 But O, how soon thy wrath is o'er,

And pard’ning love takes place! Assist me, Saviour, to adore

The riches of thy grace.

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4 O could I lose myself in thee,

Thy depth of mercy prove, Thou vast, unfathomable sea

Of unexhausted love! 5 My humbled soul, when thou art near,

In dust and ashes lies :
How shall a sinful worm appear,

Or meet thy purer eyes?
6 I loathe myself when God I see,

And into nothing fall; Content if thou exalted be,

And Christ be ALL IN ALL. 98

Guilford-p. 140.] S. M.

JESUS! full of grace, O I ; Let me again behold thy face ;

Call home thy banish'd one. 2 Again my pardon seal,

Again my soul restore,
And freely my backslidings heal,

And bid me sin no more.
3 Wilt thou not bid me rise ?

Speak, and my soul shall live : Forgive, my gasping spirit cries,

Abundantly forgive.
4 For thine own mercy's sake,

Relieve my wretchedness ;
And O, my pardon give me back,

And give me back my peace ! 5 Again thy love reveal,

Restore that inward heaven : O grant me once again to feel,

Through faith, my sins forgiven !

6 Thy utmost mercy show,

Say to my drooping soul,
In peace and full assurance go,

Thy faith hath made thee whole. 99 Plymouth Dock-p.148.] 1st P.M. 6 lines 89. O

Judgment is at thy house begun !
With humble awe thy rod we hear,
And guilty in thy sight appear :
We cannot in thy judgment stand;
But sink beneath thy mighty hand.
2 Our mouth as in the dust we lay,
And still for mercy, mercy, pray:
Unworthy to behold thy face,
Unfaithful stewards of thy grace,
Our sin and wickedness we own,
And deeply for acceptance groan.
3 We have not, Lord, thy gifts improved,
But basely from thy statutes roved,
And done thy loving Spirit despite,
And sinn'd against the clearest light,
Brought back thy agonizing pain,
And nail'd thee to the cross again.
4 Yet do not drive us from thy face,
A stiff-neck'd and hard-hearted race;
But, O! in tender mercy break
The iron sinew in our neck;
The soft'ning power of love impart,

And melt the marble of our heart. 100 New Kings-p.278.] 12th P.M.76,76,78,76.

For all that I have done,
Not in anger, but in love,

Chastise thine humbled son:

4 O could I lose myself in thee,

Thy depth of mercy prove, Thou vast, unfathomable sea

Of unexhausted love! 5 My humbled soul, when thou art near,

In dust and ashes lies :
How shall a sinful worm appear,

Or meet thy purer eyes ?
6 I loathe myself when God I see,

And into nothing fall; Content if thou exalted be,

And Christ be ALL IN ALL.

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98 Guilford-p. 140.] S, M. JESUS! full of

grace, To thee I make my moan ; Let me again behold thy face ;

Call home thy banish'd one. 2 Again my pardon seal,

Again my soul restore,
And freely my backslidings heal,

And bid me sin no more.
3 Wilt thou not bid me rise ?

Speak, and my soul shall live ; Forgive, my gasping spirit cries,

Abundantly forgive.
4 For thine own mercy's sake,

Relieve my wretchedness;
And O, my pardon give me back,

And give me back my peace ! 5 Again thy love reveal,

Restore that inward heaven : O grant me once again to feel,

Through faith, my sins forgiven !

Since thou wouldst have the sinner blest,

Now let me in thine image shine ;
Nor ever from thy footsteps move,
But more than conquer through thy love.
4 Be it according to thy will ;

Set my imprison'd spirit free;
The counsel of thy grace fulfil ;

Into thy glorious liberty
My spirit, soul, and flesh restore,

And I shall never grieve thee more. 102 Zion—p. 155.] 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.

CES, from this instant, now, I will

. :
My base ingratitude I feel,

Vilest of all thy children, I;
Not worthy to be call'd thy son ;
Yet will I thee my Father own.
2 Guide of my life hast thou not been,

And rescued me from passion's power ?
Ten thousand times preserved from sin ;

Nor let the greedy grave devour ?
And wilt thou now thy wrath retain,
Nor ever love thy child again?
3 Ah! canst thou find it in thy heart

To give me up, so long pursued ?
Ah! canst thou finally depart,

And leave thy creature in his blood ?
Leave me,out of thy presence cast,
To perish in my sins at last ?
4. If thou hast call'd me to return,

If weeping at thy feet I fall,
The prodigal thou wilt not spurn,

But pity, and forgive me all,
In answer to my Friend above,
In honour of his bleeding love.

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