171 St.Asaphs-p.282.] 12th P.M.76,76,78,76. In Jesus' service join :

Jesus gives the sacred word,

The ordinance divine :
Let us his command obey,

And ask and have whate'er we want ;
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.
2 Place no longer let us give

To the old tempter's will ;
Never more our duty leave,

While Satan cries, "Be still :”
Stand we in the ancient way,

And here with God ourselves acquaint ;
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.
3 Be it weariness and pain

To slothful flesh and blood,
Yet we will the cross sustain,

And bless the welcome load :
All our griefs to God display,

And humbly pour out our complaint ;
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.
4 Let us patiently endure,

And still our wants declare;

the promises are sure

To persevering prayer:
Till we see the perfect day,

And each wakes up a spotless saint,
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint.
5 Pray we on when all renew'd,

And perfected in love !

Till we see our Saviour God,

Descending from above,
All his heavenly charms survey,

Beyond what angel minds can paint,
Pray we, every moment pray,

And never, never faint. 172 Josiahp.263.] 11th P.M. 76,76,77,76. To ,

The everlasting hills ;
Streaming thence in fresh supplies,

My soul the Spirit feels :
Will he not his help afford ?

Help, while yet I ask, is given :
God comes down; the God and Lord

That made both earth and heaven.
2 Faithful soul, pray always ; pray,

And still in God confide;
He thy feeble steps shall stay,

Nor suffer thee to slide :
Lean on thy Redeemer's breast;

He thy quiet spirit keeps ;
Rest in him, securely rest ;

Thy Watchman never sleeps.
3 Neither sin, nor carth, nor hell,

Thy Keeper can surprise ;
Careless slumbers cannot steal

On his all-seeing eyes ;
He is Israel's sure defence;

Israel all his care shall prove;
Kept by watchful providence,

And ever-waking love.
4 See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand,

Omnipotently near !
Lo! he holds thee by thy hand,

And banishes thy fear;

Shadows with his wings thy head;

Guards from all impending harms :
Round thee and beneath are spread

The everlasting arms.
5 Christ shall bless thy going out,

Shall bless thy coming in;
Kindly compass thee about,

Till thou art saved from sin;
Like thy spotless Master, thou,

Fill'd with wisdom, love, and power ;
Holy, pure, and perfect, now,

Henceforth, and evermore. 173 Pensfordp.265.] 11th P.M.76,76,77,76.

CEARKEN to the solemn voice,

Waiting souls, rejoice, rejoice,

And see the Bridegroom nigh !
Lo, he comes to keep his word,

Light and joy his looks impart:
Go ye forth to meet your Lord,

And meet him in your heart.
2 Ye who faint beneath the load

Of sin, your heads lift up;
See your great redeeming God;

He comes, and bids you hope :
In the midnight of your grief,

Jesus doth his mourners cheer;
Lo, he brings you sure relief;

Believe, and feel him here!
3 Ye whose loins are girt, stand forth,

Whose lamps are burning bright;
Worthy, in your Saviour's worth,

To walk with him in white;
Jesus bids your hearts be clean;

Bids you all his promise prove ;

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Jesus comes to cast out sin,

And perfect you in love. 4 Wait we all in patient hope,

Till Christ, the Judge, shall come ; We shall soon be all caught up,

To meet the gen'ral doom : In an hour to us unknown,

As a thief in deepest night, Christ shall suddenly come down,

With all his saints in light. 5 Happy he whom Christ shall find

Watching to see him come ; Him the Judge of all mankind

Shall bear triumphant home :
Who can answer to his word, -

Which of you dares meet his day,-
Rise, and come to judgment !"– Lord,

We rise and come away.
174 Alfreton--p. 77.] L. M.
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The blessings God designs to give : Long as they live should Christians pray,

They learn to pray when first they live. 2 If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress ;

If cares distract, or fears dismay ; If guilt deject; if sin distress;

În every case, still watch and pray. 3 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak:

Though thought be broken, language lame, Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak;

But pray with faith in Jesus' name. 4 Depend on him ; thou canst not fail ;

Make all thy wants and wishes known; Fear not; his merits must prevail :

Ask but in faith, it shall be done.


THObless my coming in !

175 Edgware-p. 43.] C. M.

VHOU, Lord, hast bless'd my going out, Compass my weakness round about,

And keep me safe from sin.
2 Still hide me in thy secret place,

Thy tabernacle spread;
Shelter me with preserving grace,

And screen my naked head.
To thee for refuge may I run,

From sin's alluring snare;,
Ready its first approach to shun,

And watching unto prayer. 4 O that I never, never more

Might from thy ways depart !
Here let me give my wand'rings o'er,

By giving thee my heart.
5 Fix my new heart on things above,

And then from earth release ; I ask not life, but let me love,

And lay me down in peace.


176 Portugalp. 75.] L. M. A "

Whose Spirit breathes the active flame; Faith, like its finisher and Lord,

To-day, as yesterday, the same : % To thee our humble hearts aspire, And ask the gift unspeakable ;

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