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Methodist Hymnal - 1889 Edition

Methodist Hymnal - 1889 Edition 200 - 299

200 = 1Os & 11s.

1MY Father, my God, I long for thy love, O shed it abroad; Send Christ from above! My heart ever fainting, He only can cheer, And all things are wanting, Till Jesus is here.

2O when shall my tongue Be filled with thy praise! While all the day long I publish thy grace, Thy honour and glory To sinners forth show, Till sinners adore thee, And own thou art true.

3Thy strength and thy power I now can proclaim, Preserved every hour Through Jesus's name; For thou art still by me, And holdest my hand; No ill can come nigh me, By faith while I stand.

4My God is my guide; Thy mercies abound, On every side They compass me round; Thou sav'st me from sickness, From sin dost retrieve, And strengthen my weakness, And bid me believe.

5Thou holdest my soul In spiritual life, My foes dost control, And quiet their strife; Thou rulest my passion, My pride and self-will, To see thy salvation, Thou bidd'st me "Stand still!"

6I stand, and admire Thine outstretched arm, I walk through the fire, And suffer no harm; Assaulted by evil, I scorn to submit, The world and the devil Fall under my feet.

7I wrestle not now, But trample on sin, For with me art thou, And shalt be within; While stronger and stronger In Jesus's power, I go on to conquer, Till sin is no more.

201 = 6-8s.

1AND can it be, that I should gain An interest in the Saviour's blood` Died he for me, who caused his pain For me, who him to death pursued Amazing love! how can it be That thou, my God, shouldst die for me

2'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies! Who can explore his strange design In vain the first-born seraph tries To sound the depths of love divine! 'Tis mercy all! let earth adore, Let angel-minds inquire no more.

3He left his Father's throne above, (So free, so infinite his grace!) Emptied himself of all but love, And bled for Adam's helpless race: 'Tis mercy all, immense and free, For, O my God, it found out me!

4Long my imprisoned spirit lay Fast bound in sin and nature's night; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

5No condemnation now I dread, Jesus, and all in him, is mine! Alive in him, my living Head, And clothed in righteousness divine, Bold I approach the eternal throne, And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

202 = 4-6s & 2-8s.

1ARISE, my soul, arise, Shake off thy guilty fears; The bleeding sacrifice In my behalf appears; Before the throne thy Surety stands; My name is written on his hands.

2He ever lives above, For me to intercede, His all-redeeming love, His precious blood, to plead: His blood atoned for all our race, And sprinkles now the throne of grace.

3Five bleeding wounds he bears, Received on Calvary; They pour effectual prayers, They strongly speak for me: "Forgive him, O forgive," they cry "Nor let that ransomed sinner die!"

4The Father hears him pray, His dear Anointed One; He cannot turn away The presence of his Son: His Spirit answers to the blood, And tells me I am born of God.

5My God is reconciled, His pardoning voice I hear, He owns me for his child, I can no longer fear, With confidence I now draw nigh, And, Father, Abba, Father, cry!

203 = L.M.

1GLORY to God, whose sovereign grace Hath animated senseless stones; Called us to stand before his face, And raised us into Abraham's sons!

2The people that in darkness lay, In sin and error's deadly shade, Have seen a glorious gospel day, In Jesu's lovely face displayed.

3Thou only, Lord, the work hast done, And bared thine arm in all our sight; Hast made the reprobates thine own, And claimed the outcasts as thy right.

4Thy single arm, almighty Lord, To us the great salvation brought, Thy Word, thy all-creating Word, That spake at first the world from nought.

5For this the saints lift up their voice, And ceaseless praise to thee is given; For this the hosts above rejoice, We raise the happiness of heaven.

6For this, no longer sons of night, To thee our thankful hearts we give; To thee, who call'dst us into light, To thee we die, to thee we live.

7Suffice that for the season past Hell's horrid language filled our tongues, We all thy words behind us cast, And lewdly sang the drunkard's songs.

8But, O the power of grace divine! In hymns we now our voices raise, Loudly in strange hosannas join, And blasphemies are turned to praise!

204 = 8s & 6s. "I will sing with the Spirit" &c. 1 Corinthians xiv.15. 1

1 JESUS, thou soul of all our joys, For whom we now lift up our voice, And all our strength exert; Vouchsafe the grace we humbly claim, Compose into a thankful frame, And tune thy people's heart.

2While in the heavenly work we join, Thy glory be our whole design, Thy glory, not our own: Still let us keep our end in view, And still the pleasing task pursue, To please our God alone.

3The secret pride, the subtle sin, O let it never more steal in, To offend thy glorious eyes, To desecrate our hallowed strain, And make our solemn service vain, And mar our sacrifice!

4To magnify thy awful name, To spread the honours of the Lamb, Let us our voices raise; Our souls' and bodies' powers unite, Regardless of our own delight, And dead to human praise.

5Still let us on our guard be found, And watch against the power of sound With sacred jealousy; Lest haply sense should damp our zeal, And music's charms bewitch and steal Our hearts away from thee.

6That hurrying strife far oft remove, That noisy burst of selfish love, Which swells the formal song; The joy from out our hearts arise, And speak and sparkle in our eyes, And vibrate on our tongue.

7Thee let us praise, our common Lord, And sweetly join with one accord Thy goodness to proclaim: Jesus, thyself in us reveal, And all our faculties shall feel Thy harmonizing name.

8With calmly-reverential joy, O let us all our lives employ In setting forth thy love; And raise in death our triumph higher, And sing with all the heavenly choir, That endless song above!

205 = 5 5 12.

1MY God, I am thine, What a comfort divine, What a blessing to know that my Jesus is mine!

2In the heavenly Lamb Thrice happy I am, And my heart it doth dance at the sound of his name.

3True pleasures abound In the rapturous sound; And whoever hath found it hath paradise found:

4My Jesus to know, And feel his blood flow, 'Tis life everlasting, 'tis heaven below.

5Yet onward I haste To the heavenly feast: That, that is the fulness; but this is the taste!

6And this I shall prove, Till with joy I remove To the heaven of heavens in Jesus's love.

206 = 6-8s.

1WHAT am I, O thou glorious God! And what my father's house to thee, That thou such mercies hast bestowed On me, the chief of sinners, me! I take the blessing from above, And wonder at thy boundless love.

2Me in my blood thy love passed by, And stopped, my ruin to retrieve; Wept o'er my soul thy pitying eye, Thy bowels yearned, and sounded "Live!" Dying, I heard the welcome sound, And pardon in thy mercy found.

3Honour, and might, and thanks, and praise, I render to my pardoning God, Extol the riches of thy grace, And spread thy saving name abroad, That only name to sinners given, Which lifts poor dying worms to heaven.

4Jesus, I bless thy gracious power, And all within me shouts thy name; Thy name let every soul adore, Thy power let every tongue proclaim; Thy grace let every sinner know, And find with me their heaven below.

207 = 8-7s.

1JESUS is our common Lord, He our loving Saviour is; By his death to life restored, Misery we exchange for bliss; Bliss to carnal minds unknown, O 'tis more than tongue can tell! Only to believers shown, Glorious and unspeakable.

2Christ, our Brother and our Friend, Shows us his eternal love; Never shall our triumphs end, Till we take our seats above. Let us walk with him in white, For our bridal day prepare, For our partnership in light, For our glorious meeting there.

208 = C.M. Revelation iii. 20.

1COME, let us, who in Christ believe, Our common Saviour praise, To him with joyful voices give The glory of his grace.

2He now stands knocking at the door Of every sinner's heart; The worst need keep him out no more, Or force him to depart.

3Through grace we hearken to thy voice, Yield to be saved from sin; In sure and certain hope rejoice, That thou wilt enter in.

4Come quickly in, thou heavenly guest, Nor ever hence remove; But sup with us, and let the feast Be everlasting love.

209 = 6-8s.

1THOU hidden source of calm repose, Thou all-sufficient Love Divine, My help and refuge from my foes, Secure I am, if thou art mine; And lo! from sin, and grief; and shame, I hide me, Jesus, in thy name.

2Thy mighty name salvation is, And keeps my happy soul above; Comfort it brings, and power, and peace, And joy, and everlasting love; To me, with thy dear name, are given Pardon, and holiness, and heaven.

3Jesu, my all in all thou art; My rest in toil, my ease in pain, The medicine of my broken heart, In war my peace, in loss my gain, My smile beneath the tyrant's frown, In shame my glory and my crown:

4In want my plentiful supply, In weakness my almighty power, In bonds my perfect liberty, My light in Satan's darkest hour, In grief my joy unspeakable, My life in death, my heaven in hell.

210 = 6-8s.

1THEE will I love, my strength, my tower, Thee will I love, my joy, my crown, Thee will I love with all my power, In all thy works, and thee alone; Thee will I love, till the pure fire Fill my whole soul with chaste desire.

2Ah, why did I so late thee know, Thee, lovelier than the sons of men! Ah, why did I no sooner go To thee, the only ease in pain! Ashamed, I sigh, and inly mourn, That I so late to thee did turn.

3In darkness willingly I strayed, I sought thee, yet from thee I roved; Far wide my wandering thoughts were spread, Thy creatures more than thee I loved; And now if more at length I see, 'Tis through thy light and comes from thee.

4I thank thee, uncreated Sun, That thy bright beams on me have shined; I thank thee, who hast overthrown My foes, and healed my wounded mind; I thank thee, whose enlivening voice Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice.

5Uphold me in the doubtful race, Nor suffer me again to stray; Strengthen my feet with steady pace Still to press forward in thy way; My soul and flesh, O Lord of might, Fill, satiate, with thy heavenly light.

6Give to mine eyes refreshing tears, Give to my heart chaste, hallowed fires, Give to my soul, with filial fears, The love that all heaven's host inspires; That all my powers, with all their might, In thy sole glory may unite.

7Thee will I love, my joy, my crown, Thee will I love, my Lord, my God; Thee will I love, beneath thy frown, Or smile, thy sceptre, or thy rod; What though my flesh and heart decay Thee shall I love in endless day!

211 = 10s & 11s.

1LET all men rejoice, By Jesus restored! We lift up our voice, And call him our Lord; His joy is to bless us, And free us from thrall, From all that oppress us He rescues us all.

2Him Prophet, and King, And Priest we proclaim, We triumph and sing Of Jesus's name; Poor idiots he teaches To show forth his praise, And tell of the riches Of Jesus's grace.

3No matter how dull The scholar whom he Takes into his school, And gives him to see; A wonderful fashion Of teaching he hath, And wise to salvation He makes us through faith.

4The wayfaring men Though fools, shall not stray, His method so plain, So easy his way; The simplest believer His promise may prove, And drink of the river Of Jesus's love.

5Poor outcasts of men, Whose souls were despised, And left with disdain, By Jesus are prized; His gracious creation In us he makes known, And brings us salvation, And calls us his own.

212 = 10s & 11s.

1MY brethren beloved, Your calling ye see; In Jesus approved, No goodness have we, No riches or merit, No wisdom or might, But all things inherit Through Jesus's right.

2Yet not many wise His summons obey, And great ones despise So vulgar a way, And strong ones will never Their helplessness own, Or stoop to find favour Through mercy alone.

3And therefore our God The outcasts hath chose, His righteousness showed To heathens like us; When wise ones rejected His offers of grace, His goodness elected The foolish and base.

4To baffle the wise, And noble, and strong, He bade us arise, An impotent throng; Poor ignorant wretches, We gladly embrace A Prophet who teaches Salvation by grace.

5The things that were not, His mercy bids live; His mercy unbought We freely receive; His gracious compassion We thankfully prove, And all our salvation Ascribe to his love.

213 = C.M.

1MY God, the spring of all my joys, The life of my delights, The glory of my brightest days, And comfort of my nights!

2In darkest shades, if thou appear, My dawning is begun; Thou art my souls bright morning star, And thou my rising sun.

3The opening heavens around me shine With beams of sacred bliss, If Jesus shows his mercy mine, And whispers I am his.

4My soul would leave this heavy clay At that transporting word; Run up with joy the shining way, To see and praise my Lord.

5Fearless of hell and ghastly death, I'd break through every foe, The wings of love, and arms of faith, Would bear me conqueror through.

214 = C.M.

1TALK with us, Lord, thyself reveal, While here o'er earth we rove; Speak to our hearts, and let us feel The kindling of thy love.

2With thee conversing, we forget All time, and toil, and care; Labour is rest, and pain is sweet, If thou, my God, art here.

3Here then, my God, vouchsafe to stay, And bid my heart rejoice; My bounding heart shall own thy sway, And echo to thy voice.

4Thou callest me to seek thy face; 'Tis all I wish to seek; To attend the whispers of thy grace, And hear thee only speak.

5Let this my every hour employ, Till I thy glory see; Enter into my Master's joy, And find my heaven in thee.

215 = 7s & 6s.

1GLORIOUS Saviour of my soul, I lift it up to thee; Thou hast made the sinner whole, Hast set the captive free; Thou my debt of death hast paid, Thou hast raised me from my fall, Thou hast full atonement made; My Saviour died for all.

2What could my Redeemer move To leave his Father's breast Pity drew him from above, And would not let him rest; Swift to succour sinking man, Sinking into endless woe, Jesus to our rescue ran, And God appeared below.

3God, in this dark vale of tears, A man of griefs was seen; Here for three and thirty years He dwelt with sinful men. Did they know the Deity Did they own him, who he was See the friend of sinners, see! He hangs on yonder cross!

4Yet thy wrath I cannot fear, Thou gentle, bleeding Lamb! By thy judgment I am clear, Healed by thy stripes I am; Thou for me a curse wast made, That I might in thee be blest; Thou hast my full ransom paid, And in thy wounds I rest.

216 = C.M.

1INFINITE, unexhausted Love! Jesus and love are one! If still to me thy bowels move, They are restrained to none.

2What shall I do my God to love My loving God to praise The length, and breadth, and height to prove And depth of sovereign grace

3Thy sovereign grace to all extends, Immense and unconfined; From age to age it never ends; It reaches all mankind.

4Throughout the world its breadth is known, Wide as infinity; So wide, it never passed by one, Or it had passed by me.

5My trespass was grown up to heaven; But far above the skies, In Christ abundantly forgiven, I see thy mercies rise.

6The depth of all-redeeming love What angel-tongue can tell O may I to the utmost prove The gift unspeakable!

7Deeper than hell, it plucked me thence; Deeper than inbred sin, Jesus's love my heart shall cleanse When Jesus enters in.

8Come quickly, gracious Lord, and take Possession of thine own; My longing heart vouchsafe to make Thine everlasting throne!

9Assert thy claim, maintain thy right, Come quickly from above; And sink me to perfection's height, The depth of humble love.

217 = C.M.

1JESUS, to thee I now can fly, On whom my help is laid: Oppressed by sins, I lift my eye, And see the shadows fade.

2Believing on my Lord, I find A sure and present aid: On thee alone my constant mind Is every moment stayed.

3Whate'er in me seems wise, or good, Or strong, I here disclaim: I wash my garments in the blood Of the atoning Lamb.

4Jesus, my Strength, my Life, my Rest, On thee will I depend, Till summoned to the marriage-feast, When faith in sight shall end.

218 = 8-7s.

1SEE how great a flame aspires, Kindled by a spark of grace! Jesu's love the nations fires, Sets the kingdoms on a blaze; To bring fire on earth he came, Kindled in some hearts it is, O that all might catch the flame, All partake the glorious bliss!

2When he first the work begun, Small and feeble was his day; Now the word doth swiftly run, Now it wins its widening way; More and more it spreads and grows, Ever mighty to prevail, Sin's strong-holds it now o'erthrows, Shakes the trembling gates of hell.

3Sons of God, your Saviour praise! He the door hath opened wide; He hath given the word of grace, Jesu's word is glorified; Jesus, mighty to redeem, He alone the work hath wrought; Worthy is the work of him, Him who spake a world from nought.

4Saw ye not the cloud arise, Little as a human hand Now it spreads along the skies, Hangs o'er all the thirsty land; Lo! the promise of a shower Drops already from above; But the Lord will shortly pour All the Spirit of his love!

219 = 5 5 5 11, 5 5 5 11.

1ALL thanks be to God, Who scatters abroad, Throughout every place, By the least of his servants, his savour of grace! Who the victory gave, The praise let him have, For the work he hath done: All honour and glory to Jesus alone!

2Our conquering Lord Hath prospered his word, Hath made it prevail, And mightily shaken the kingdom of hell. His arm he hath bared, And a people prepared His glory to show, And witness the power of his passion below.

3He hath opened a door To the penitent poor, And rescued from sin, And admitted the harlots and publicans in 7 They have heard the glad sound, They have liberty found Through the blood of the Lamb, And plentiful pardon in Jesus's name.

4And shall we not sing Our Saviour and King Thy witnesses, we With rapture ascribe our salvation to thee. Thou, Jesus, hast blessed, And believers increased, Who thankfully own We are freely forgiven through mercy alone.

5His Spirit revives His work in our lives, His wonders of grace, So mightily wrought in the primitive days. O that all men might know His tokens below, Our Saviour confess, And embrace the glad tidings of pardon and peace!

6Thou Saviour of all, Effectually call The sinners that stray; And, O let a nation be born in a day! Thy sign let them see, And flow unto thee For the oil and the wine, For the blissful assurance of favour divine.

7Our heathenish land Beneath thy command In mercy receive, And make us a pattern to all that believe: Then, then let it spread, Thy knowledge and dread, Till the earth is o'erflowed, And the universe filled with the glory of God.

220 = 8s.

1ALL glory to God in the sky, And peace upon earth be restored! O Jesus, exalted on high, Appear our omnipotent Lord! Who, meanly in Bethlehem born, Didst stoop to redeem a lost race, Once more to thy creatures return, And reign in thy kingdom of grace.

2When thou in our flesh didst appear, All nature acknowledged thy birth; Arose the acceptable year, And heaven was opened on earth: Receiving its Lord from above, The world was united to bless The giver of concord and love, The Prince and the author of peace.

3O wouldst thou again be made known! Again in thy Spirit descend, And set up in each of thine own A kingdom that never shall end. Thou only art able to bless, And make the glad nations obey, And bid the dire enmity cease, And bow the whole world to thy sway.

4Come then to thy servants again, Who long thy appearing to know, Thy quiet and peaceable reign In mercy establish below; All sorrow before thee shall fly, And anger and hatred be o'er, And envy and malice shall die, And discord afflict us no more

5No horrid alarum of war Shall break our eternal repose, No sound of the trumpet is there, Where Jesus's Spirit o'erflows; Appeased by the charms of thy grace, We all shall in amity join, And kindly each other embrace, And love with a passion like thine.

221 = 7s & 6s.

1MEET and right it is to sing, In every time and place, Glory to our heavenly King, The God of truth and grace; Join we then with sweet accord, All in one thanksgiving join, Holy, holy, holy Lord, Eternal praise be thine!

2Thee the first-born sons of light, In choral symphonies, Praise by day, day without night, And never, never cease; Angels and archangels all Praise the mystic Three in One, Sing, and stop, and gaze, and fall O'erwhelmed before thy throne.

3Vying with that happy choir, Who chant thy praise above, We on eagles' wings aspire, The wings of faith and love; Thee they sing with glory crowned, We extol the slaughtered Lamb; Lower if our voices sound, Our subject is the same.

4Father, God, thy love we praise, Which gave thy Son to die; Jesus, full of truth and grace, Alike we glorify; Spirit, Comforter divine, Praise by all to thee be given Till we in full chorus join, And earth is turned to heaven.

222 = 8s & 6s.

1HOW happy, gracious Lord! are we Divinely drawn to follow thee, Whose hours divided are Betwixt the mount and multitude; Our day is spent in doing good, Our night in praise and prayer.

2With us no melancholy void, No period lingers unemployed, Or unimproved, below; Our weariness of life is gone, Who live to serve our God alone, And only thee to know.

3The winter's night and summer's day Glide imperceptibly away, Too short to sing thy praise; Too few we find the happy hours, And haste to join those heavenly powers, In everlasting lays.

4With all who chant thy name on high And, "Holy, Holy, Holy," cry, A bright harmonious throng, We long thy praises to repeat, And, restless, sing around thy seat The new, eternal song.

223 = 6-8s. Psalm cxiv.

1WHEN Israel out of Egypt came, And left the proud oppressor's land, Supported by the great I AM, Safe in the hollow of his hand, The Lord in Israel reigned alone, And Judah was his favourite throne.

2The sea beheld his power, and fled, Disparted by the wondrous rod; Jordan ran backward to its head, And Sinai felt the incumbent God; The mountains skipped like frighted rams, The hills leaped after them as lambs!

3What ailed thee, O thou trembling sea What horror turned the river back Was nature's God displeased with thee And why should hills or mountains shake Ye mountains huge, that skipped like rams Ye hills, that leaped as frighted lambs!

4Earth! tremble on, with all thy sons, In presence of thy awful Lord, Whose power inverted nature owns, Her only law his sovereign word: He shakes the centre with his nod, And heaven bows down to Jacob's God.

5Creation, varied by his hand, The omnipotent Jehovah knows; The sea is turned to solid land, The rock into a fountain flows; And all things, as they change, proclaim The Lord eternally the same.

224 = 6-8s. 2nd metre. Psalm cxlvi.

1I'LL praise my Maker while I've breath, And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers; My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures.

2Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel's God: he made the sky, And earth, and seas, with all their train; His truth for ever stands secure, He saves the opprest, he feeds the poor, And none shall find his promise vain.

3The Lord pours eye-sight on the blind; The Lord supports the fainting mind; He sends the labouring conscience peace; He helps the stranger in distress, The widow, and the fatherless, And grants the prisoner sweet release.

4I'll praise him while he lends me breath, And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers; My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures.

225 = L.M. Psalm cxlvi.

1PRAISE ye the Lord! 'tis good to raise Your hearts and voices in his praise: His nature and his works invite To make this duty our delight.

2He formed the stars, those heavenly flames, He counts their numbers, calls their names, His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound, A deep where all our thoughts are drowned.

3Sing to the Lord; exalt him high, Who spreads his clouds along the sky, There he prepares the fruitful rain, Nor lets the drops descend in vain.

4He makes the grass the hills adorn, And clothes the smiling fields with corn; The beasts with food his hands supply, And the young ravens when they cry.

5What is the creature's skill or force The sprightly man, or warlike horse The piercing wit, the active limb All are too mean delights for him.

6But saints are lovely in his sight, He views his children with delight; He sees their hope, he knows their fear, And looks and loves his image there.

226 = C.M.

1ETERNAL Wisdom! Thee we praise, Thee the creation sings, With thy loved name, rocks, hills, and seas, And heaven's high palace rings.

2Thy hand, how wide it spreads the sky! How glorious to behold! Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye, And starred with sparkling gold.

3There thou hast bid the globes of light Their endless circles run; There the pale planet rules the night, The day obeys the sun.

4If down I turn my wondering eyes On clouds and storms below, Those under-regions of the skies Thy numerous glories show.

5The noisy winds stand ready there Thy orders to obey; With sounding wings they sweep the air, To make thy chariot way.

6There, like a trumpet loud and strong, Thy thunder shakes our coast, While the red lightnings wave along, The banners of thy host.

7On the thin air, without a prop, Hang fruitful showers around; At thy command they sink, and drop Their fatness on the ground.

8Lo! here thy wondrous skill arrays The earth in cheerful green; A thousand herbs thy art displays, A thousand flowers between.

9There, the rough mountains of the deep Obey thy strong command, Thy breath can raise the billows steep, Or sink them to the sand.

10 Thy glories blaze all nature round, And strike the wondering sight Through skies, and seas, and solid ground, With terror and delight.

11 Infinite strength and equal skill Shine through thy works abroad. Our souls with vast amazement fill. And speak the builder God.

12 But the mild glories of thy grace Our softer passions move; Pity divine in Jesu's face We see, adore, and love.

227 = 8s.

1HOW do thy mercies close me round! For ever be thy name adored! I blush in all things to abound; The servant is above his Lord!

2Inured to poverty and pain, A suffering life my Master led; The Son of God, the Son of man, He had not where to lay his head.

3But lo! a place he hath prepared For me, whom watchful angels keep; Yea, he himself becomes my guard, He smooths my bed, and gives me sleep.

4Jesus protects; my fears, be gone! What can the Rock of ages move Safe in thy arms I lay me down, Thy everlasting arms of love.

5While thou art intimately nigh, Who, who shall violate my rest Sin, earth, and hell I now defy; I lean upon my Saviour's breast.

6I rest beneath the Almighty's shade, My griefs expire, my troubles cease: Thou, Lord, on whom my soul is stayed, Wilt keep me still in perfect peace.

7Me for thine own thou lov'st to take, In time and in eternity; Thou never, never wilt forsake A helpless worm that trusts in thee.

228 = 8s. Canticles i. 7.

1THOU Shepherd of Israel, and mine, The joy and desire of my heart, For closer communion I pine, I long to reside where thou art: The pasture I languish to find There all, who their Shepherd obey. Are fed, on thy bosom reclined, And screened from the heat of the day.

2Ah! show me that happiest place, The place of thy people's abode, Where saints in an ecstasy gaze, And hang on a crucified God; Thy love for a sinner declare, Thy passion and death on the tree; My spirit to Calvary bear, To suffer and triumph with thee.

3'Tis there, with the lambs of thy flock, There only, I covet to rest, To lie at the foot of the rock, Or rise to be hid in thy breast; 'Tis there I would always abide, And never a moment depart, Concealed in the cleft of thy side, Eternally held in thy heart.

229 = 4-6s & 2-8s. A Birthday Hymn.

1GOD of my life, to thee My cheerful soul I raise! Thy goodness bade me be, And still prolongs my days; I see my natal hour return, And bless the day that I was born.

2A clod of living earth, I glorify thy name, From whom alone my birth, And all my blessings, came, Creating and preserving grace Let all that is within me praise.

3Long as I live beneath, To thee O let me live! To thee my every breath In thanks and praises give. Whate'er I have, whate'er I am, Shall magnify my Maker's name.

4My soul and all its powers Thine, wholly thine, shall be; All, all my happy hours I consecrate to thee; Me to thine image now restore, And I shall praise thee evermore.

5I wait thy will to do, As angels do in heaven; In Christ a creature new, Most graciously forgiven, I wait thy perfect will to prove, All sanctified by spotless love.

6Then, when the work is done, The work of faith with power, Receive thy favoured son, In death's triumphant hour; Like Moses to thyself convey, And kiss my raptured soul away.

230 = 6-8s.

1FOUNTAIN of life and all my joy, Jesus, thy mercies I embrace; The breath thou giv'st, for thee employ, And wait to taste thy perfect grace; No more forsaken and forlorn, I bless the day that I was born.

2Preserved through faith by power divine, A miracle of grace I stand! I prove the strength of Jesus mine! Jesus, upheld by thy right hand, Though in my flesh I feel the thorn, I bless the day that I was born.

3Weary of life, through inbred sin, I was, but now defy its power; When as a flood the foe comes in, My soul is more than conqueror; I tread him down with holy scorn, And bless the day that I was born.

4Come, Lord, and make me pure within, And let me now be filled with God! Live to declare I'm saved from sin: And if I seal the truth with blood, My soul, from out the body torn, Shall bless the day that I was born.

231 = 5 5 9, 5 5 9.

1AWAY with our fears! The glad morning appears When an heir of salvation was born! From Jehovah I came, For his glory I am, And to him I with singing return.

2Thee, Jesus, alone, The fountain I own Of my life and felicity here; And cheerfully sing My Redeemer and King, Till his sign in the heavens appear.

3With thanks I rejoice In thy fatherly choice Of my state and condition below; If of parents I came Who honoured thy name, 'Twas thy wisdom appointed it so.

4I sing of thy grace, From my earliest days Ever near to allure and defend; Hitherto thou hast been My preserver from sin, And I trust thou wilt save to the end.

5O the infinite cares, And temptations, and snares, Thy hand hath conducted me through! O the blessings bestowed By a bountiful God, And the mercies eternally new!

6What a mercy is this, What a heaven of bliss, How unspeakably happy am I! Gathered into the fold, With thy people enrolled, With thy people to live and to die!

7O the goodness of God, Employing a clod His tribute of glory to raise! His standard to bear, And with triumph declare His unspeakable riches of grace.

8O the fathomless love, That has deigned to approve And prosper the work of my hands! With my pastoral crook I went over the brook, And, behold, I am spread into bands!

9Who, I ask in amaze, Hath begotten me these And inquire from what quarter they came My full heart it replies, They are born from the skies, And gives glory to God and the Lamb.

10 All honour and praise To the Father of grace, To the Spirit, and Son, I return! The business pursue He hath made me to do, And rejoice that I ever was born.

11 In a rapture of joy My life I employ, The God of my life to proclaim; 'Tis worth living for this, To administer bliss And salvation in Jesus's name.

12 My remnant of days I spend in his praise, Who died the whole world to redeem: Be they many or few, My days are his due, And they all are devoted to him.

232 = 4-6s & 2-8s.

1YOUNG men and maidens, raise Your tuneful voices high; Old men and children, praise The Lord of earth and sky; Him Three in One, and One in Three, Extol to all eternity.

2The universal King Let all the world proclaim; Let every creature sing His attributes and name! Him Three in One, and One in Three, Extol to all eternity.

3In his great name alone All excellencies meet, Who sits upon the throne, And shall for ever sit: Him Three in One, and One in Three, Extol to all eternity.

4Glory to God belongs, Glory to God be given, Above the noblest songs Of all in earth or heaven! Him Three in One, and One in Three, Extol to all eternity.

233 = 8-7s.

1HAPPY man whom God doth aid! God our souls and bodies made; God on us, in gracious showers, Blessings every moment pours; Compasses with angel-bands, Bids them bear us in their hands; Parents, friends, 'twas God bestowed, Life, and all, descend from God.

2He this flowery carpet spread, Made the earth on which we tread; God refreshes in the air, Covers with the clothes we wear, Feeds us with the food we eat, Cheers us by his light and heat, Makes his sun on us to shine; All our blessings are divine!

3Give him then, and ever give, Thanks for all that we receive! Man we for his kindness love, How much more our God above Worthy thou, our heavenly Lord, To be honoured and adored; God of all-creating grace, Take the everlasting praise!

234 = L.M.

1LET all that breathe Jehovah praise, Almighty, all-creating Lord! Let earth and heaven his power confess, Brought out of nothing by his word.

2He spake the word, and it was done, The universe his word obeyed; His Word is his eternal Son, And Christ the whole creation made.

3Jesus, the Lord and God most high, Maker of all mankind and me, Me thou hast made to glorify, To know, and love, and live to thee.

4Wherefore to thee my heart I give, (But thou must first bestow the power) And if for thee on earth I live, Thee I shall soon in heaven adore.

235 = L.M. The Lord's Prayer.

1FATHER of all! whose powerful voice Called forth this universal frame; Whose mercies over all rejoice, Through endless ages still the same; Thou by thy word upholdest all; Thy bounteous love to all is showed, Thou hear'st thy every creature's call, And fillest every mouth with good.

2In heaven thou reign'st enthroned in light Nature's expanse beneath thee spread, Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight, And hell's deep gloom, are open laid; Wisdom, and might, and love are thine; Prostrate before thy face we fall, Confess thine attributes divine, And hail the sovereign Lord of all.

3Thee, sovereign Lord, let all confess That moves in earth, or air, or sky, Revere thy power, thy goodness bless, Tremble before thy piercing eye; All ye who owe to him your birth, In praise your every hour employ: Jehovah reigns! be glad, O earth! And shout, ye morning stars, for joy!


1SON of thy Sire's eternal love, Take to thyself thy mighty power, Let all earth's sons thy mercy prove, Let all thy bleeding grace adore; The triumphs of thy love display, In every heart reign thou alone, Till all thy foes confess thy sway, And glory ends what grace begun.

2Spirit of grace, and health, and power, Fountain of light and love below, Abroad thy healing influence shower, O'er all the nations let it flow; Inflame our hearts with perfect love. In us the work of faith fulfil; So not heaven's host shall swifter move Than we on earth, to do thy will.

3Father, 'tis thine each day to yield Thy children's wants a fresh supply, Thou cloth'st the lilies of the field, And hearest the young ravens cry: On thee we cast our care; we live Through thee, who know'st our every need; O feed us with thy grace, and give Our souls this day the living bread!


1ETERNAL, spotless Lamb of God, Before the world's foundation slain, Sprinkle us ever with thy blood, O cleanse, and keep us ever clean! To every soul (all praise to thee!) Our bowels of compassion move; And all mankind by this may see God is in us; for God is love.

2Giver and Lord of life, whose power And guardian care for all are free, To thee, in fierce temptation's hour, From sin and Satan let us flee; Thine, Lord, we are, and ours thou art, In us be all thy goodness showed; Renew, enlarge, and fill our heart With peace, and joy, and heaven, and God.

3Blessing and honour, praise and love, Co-equal, co-eternal Three, In earth below, and heaven above, By all thy works be paid to thee! Thrice Holy! thine the kingdom is, The power omnipotent is thine, And when created nature dies, Thy never-ceasing glories shine.

238 = 8-7s.

1MEET and right it is to praise God, the giver of all grace, God, whose mercies are bestowed On the evil and the good; He prevents his creatures' call, Kind and merciful to all; Makes his sun on sinners rise, Showers his blessings from the skies.

2Least of all thy creatures, we Daily thy salvation see; As by heavenly manna fed, Through a world of dangers led; Through a wilderness of cares; Through ten thousand thousand snares, More than now our hearts conceive, More than we could know, and live!

3Here, as in the lion's den, Undevoured we still remain; Pass secure the watery flood, Hanging on the arm of God; Here we raise our voices higher, Shout in the refiner's fire, Clap our hands amidst the flame, Glory give to Jesu's name.

4Jesu's name in Satan's hour Stands our adamantine tower; Jesus doth his own defend, Love, and save us to the end. Love shall make us persevere Till our conquering Lord appear, Bear us to our thrones above, Crown us with his heavenly love.

239 = C.M.

1HAIL! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One God, in Persons Three! Of Thee we make our joyful boast, Our songs we make of Thee.

2Thou neither canst be felt nor seen; Thou art a Spirit pure; Thou from eternity hast been, And always shalt endure.

3Present alike in every place, Thy Godhead we adore; Beyond the bounds of time and space, Thou dwell'st for evermore.

4In wisdom infinite thou art, Thine eye doth all things see; And every thought of every heart Is fully known to thee.

5Whate'er thou wilt, in earth below Thou dost, in heaven above: But chiefly we rejoice to know The almighty God of love.

6Thou lov'st whate'er thy hands have made, Thy goodness we rehearse, In shining characters displayed Throughout our universe.

7Mercy, with love and endless grace, O'er all thy works doth reign; But mostly thou delight'st to bless Thy favourite creature, man.

8Wherefore, let every creature give To thee the praise designed, But, chiefly, Lord, the thanks receive, The hearts of all mankind.

240 = L.M. The Attributes of God.

1O GOD, thou bottomless abyss! Thee to perfection who can know O height immense! What words suffice Thy countless attributes to show Unfathomable depths thou art; O plunge me in thy mercy's sea! Void of true wisdom is my heart; With love embrace and cover me: While thee, all-infinite, I set By faith before my ravished eye, My weakness bends beneath the weight; O'erpowered I sink, I faint, I die.

2Eternity thy fountain was, Which, like thee, no beginning knew; Thou wast ere time began his race, Ere glowed with stars the ethereal blue. Greatness unspeakable is thine, Greatness, whose undiminished ray, When short-lived worlds are lost, shall shine, When earth and heaven are fled away. Unchangeable, all-perfect Lord, Essential life's unbounded sea, What lives and moves, lives by thy word; It lives, and moves, and is from thee.

3Thy parent-hand, thy forming skill, Firm fixed this universal chain; Else empty, barren darkness still Had held his unmolested reign. Whate'er in earth, or sea, or sky, Or shuns or meets the wandering thought, Escapes or strikes the searching eye, By thee was to perfection brought. High is thy power above all height, Whate'er thy will decrees is done; Thy wisdom, equal to thy might, Only to thee, O God, is known!

4Heaven's glory is thy awful throne, Yet earth partakes thy gracious sway: Vain man! thy wisdom folly own, Lost is thy reason's feeble ray. What our dim eye could never see, Is plain and naked to thy sight; What thickest darkness veils, to thee Shines clearly as the morning light. In light thou dwell'st; light that no shade, No variation, ever knew; Heaven, earth, and hell, stand all displayed, And open to thy piercing view.


1THOU, true and only God, lead'st forth The immortal armies of the sky; Thou laugh'st to scorn the gods of earth, Thou thunderest, and amazed they fly. With downcast eye the angelic choir Appear before thy awful face; Trembling they strike the golden lyre, And through heaven's vault resound thy praise, In earth, in heaven, in all thou art; The conscious creature feels thy nod, Whose forming hand on every part Impressed the image of its God.

2Thine, Lord, is wisdom, thine alone; Justice and truth before thee stand; Yet, nearer to thy sacred throne, Mercy withholds thy lifted hand. Each evening shows thy tender love, Each rising morn thy plenteous grace Thy wakened wrath doth slowly move, Thy willing mercy flies apace. To thy benign indulgent care, Father, this light, this breath we owe; And all we have, and all we are, From thee, great Source of being, flow.

3Parent of good, thy bounteous hand Incessant blessings down distils, And all in air, or sea, or land, With plenteous food and gladness fills. All things in thee live, move, and are, Thy power infused doth all sustain; Even those thy daily favours share Who thankless spurn thy easy reign. Thy sun thou bidd'st his genial ray Alike on all impartial pour; To all, who hate or bless thy sway, Thou bidd'st descend the fruitful shower.

4Yet, while at length who scorned thy might Shall feel thee a consuming fire, How sweet the joys, the crown how bright, Of those who to thy love aspire! All creatures, praise the eternal name! Ye hosts that to his court belong, Cherubic choirs, seraphic flames, Awake the everlasting song! Thrice Holy! thine the kingdom is, The power omnipotent is thine, And when created nature dies, Thy never-ceasing glories shine.

242 = 7s & 6s. The same subject.

1GLORIOUS God, accept a heart That pants to sing thy praise: Thou without beginning art, And without end of days; Thou, a Spirit invisible, Dost to none thy fulness show; None thy majesty can tell, Or all thy Godhead know.

2All thine attributes we own, Thy wisdom, power, and might; Happy in thyself alone, In goodness infinite, Thou thy goodness hast displayed, On thine every work imprest; Lov'st whate'er thy hands have made, But man thou lov'st the best.

3Willing thou that all should know Thy saving truth, and live, Dost to each or bliss or woe With strictest justice give; Thou with perfect righteousness Renderest every man his due, Faithful in thy promises, And in thy threatenings too.

4Thou art merciful to all Who truly turn to thee, Hear me then for pardon call, And show thy grace to me; Me, through mercy reconciled, Me, for Jesu's sake forgiven, Me receive, thy favoured child, To sing thy praise in heaven.

243 = 7s & 6s. The same subject.

1THOU, my God, art good and wise, And infinite in power, Thee let all in earth and skies Continually adore! Give me thy converting grace, That I may obedient prove, Serve my Maker all my days, And my Redeemer love.

2For my life, and clothes, and food, And every comfort here, Thee, my most indulgent God, I thank with heart sincere; For the blessings numberless Which thou hast already given, For my smallest spark of grace, And for my hope of heaven.

3Gracious God, my sins forgive, And thy good Spirit impart; Then I shall in thee believe With all my loving heart; Always unto Jesus look, Him in heavenly glory see, Who my cause hath undertook, And ever prays for me.

4Grace, in answer to his prayer, And every grace bestow, That I may with zealous care Perform thy will below; Rooted in humility, Still in every state resigned, Plant, almighty Lord, in me A meek and lowly mind.

5Poor and vile in my own eyes, With self-abasing shame Still I would myself despise, And magnify thy name; Thee let every creature bless, Praise to God alone be given, God alone deserves the praise Of all in earth and heaven.

244 = 7s & 6s. The same subject.

1THOU, the great, eternal Lord, Art high above our thought! Worthy to be feared, adored, By all thy hands have wrought; None can with thyself compare; Thy glory fills both earth and sky; We, and all thy creatures, are As nothing in thine eye.

2Of thy great unbounded power To thee the praise we give, Infinitely great, and more Than heart can e'er conceive; When thou wilt to work proceed, Thy purpose firm none can withstand, Frustrate the determined deed, Or stay the almighty hand.

3Thou, O God, art wise alone! Thy counsel doth excel; Wonderful thy works we own, Thy ways unsearchable; Who can sound the mystery, Thy judgments' deep abyss explain Thine, whose eyes in darkness see, And search the heart of man.

245 = 7s & 6s. The same subject.

1GOOD thou art, and good thou dost, Thy mercies reach to all, Chiefly those who on thee trust, And for thy mercy call; New they every morning are; As fathers when their children cry, Us thou dost in pity spare, And all our wants supply.

2Mercy o'er thy works presides; Thy providence displayed Still preserves, and still provide For all thy hands have made; Keeps with most distinguished care The man who on thy love depends; Watches every numbered hair, And all his steps attends.

3Who can sound the depths unknown Of thy redeeming grace Grace that gave thine only Son To save a ruined race! Millions of transgressors poor Thou hast for Jesu's sake forgiven, Made them of thy favour sure, And snatched from hell to heaven.

4Millions more thou ready art To save, and to forgive; Every soul and every heart Of man thou wouldst receive: Father, now accept of mine, Which now, through Christ, I offer thee; Tell me now, in love divine, That thou hast pardoned me!

246 = L.M. Psalm cxvi. 8.

1MY soul, through my Redeemer's care, Saved from the second death I feel, My eyes from tears of dark despair, My feet from falling into hell.

2Wherefore to him my feet shall run, My eyes on his perfections gaze, My soul shall live for God alone, And all within me shout his praise.

247 = L.M. 1 Samuel ii. 2.

1HOLY as thou, O Lord, is none! Thy holiness is all thy own; A drop of that unbounded sea Is ours, a drop derived from thee.

2And when thy purity we share, Thy only glory we declare; And humbled into nothing own, Holy and pure is God alone.

3Sole, self-existing God and Lord, By all thy heavenly hosts adored, Let all on earth bow down to thee, And own thy peerless majesty;

4Thy power unparalleled confess, Established on the rock of peace; The rock that never shall remove, The rock of pure, almighty love.

248 = C.M. 1 Chronicles xxix. 10 - 13.

1BLEST be our everlasting Lord, Our Father, God, and King! Thy sovereign goodness we record, Thy glorious power we sing.

2By thee the victory is given; The majesty divine, And strength, and might, and earth, and heaven, And all therein, are thine.

3The kingdom, Lord, is thine alone, Who dost thy right maintain, And, high on thine eternal throne, O'er men and angels reign.

4Riches, as seemeth good to thee, Thou dost, and honour, give; And kings their power and dignity Out of thy hand receive.

5Thou hast on us the grace bestowed Thy greatness to proclaim; And therefore now we thank our God, And praise thy glorious name.

6Thy glorious name and nature's powers Thou dost to us make known; And all the Deity is ours, Through thy incarnate Son.

249 = C.M. Exodus xxxiv. 5, 6.

1GREAT God! to me the sight afford To him of old allowed; And let my faith behold its Lord Descending in a cloud.

2In that revealing Spirit come down, Thine attributes proclaim, And to my inmost soul make known The glories of thy name.

3Jehovah, Christ, I thee adore, Who gav'st my soul to be! Fountain of being, and of power, And great in majesty.

4The Lord, the mighty God, thou art; But let me rather prove That name in-spoken to my heart, That favourite name of Love.

5Merciful God, thyself proclaim In this polluted breast; Mercy is thy distinguished name, Which suits a sinner best.

6Our misery doth for pity call, Our sin implores thy grace; An and thou art merciful to all Our lost, apostate race.


1THY ceaseless, unexhausted love, Unmerited and free, Delights our evil to remove, And help our misery.

2Thou waitest to be gracious still; Thou dost with sinners bear, That, saved, we may thy goodness feel, And all thy grace declare.

3Thy goodness and thy truth to me, To every soul, abound, A vast, unfathomable sea, Where all our thoughts are drowned.

4Its streams the whole creation reach, So plenteous is the store, Enough for all, enough for each, Enough for evermore.

5Faithful, O Lord, thy mercies are, A rock that cannot move! A thousand promises declare Thy constancy of love.

6Throughout the universe it reigns, Unalterably sure; And while the truth of God remains, The goodness must endure.

251 = C.M. Luke xi. 2.

1FATHER of me, and all mankind, And all the hosts above, Let every understanding mind Unite to praise thy love;

2To know thy nature, and thy name, One God in Persons Three; And glorify the great I AM, Through all eternity.

3Thy kingdom come, with power and grace, To every heart of man; Thy peace, and joy, and righteousness In all our bosoms reign.

4The righteousness that never ends, But makes an end of sin; The joy that human thought transcends, Into our souls bring in;

5The kingdom of established peace, Which can no more remove; The perfect power of godliness, The omnipotence of love.

252 = C.M. Numbers vi. 24 - 26.

1COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One God in Persons Three, Bring back the heavenly blessing, lost By all mankind and me.

2Thy favour, and thy nature too, To me, to all restore; Forgive, and after God renew, And keep us evermore.

3Eternal Sun of righteousness, Display thy beams divine, And cause the glories of thy face Upon my heart to shine.

4Light in thy light O may I see, Thy grace and mercy prove, Revived, and cheered, and blessed by thee, The God of pardoning love!

5Lift up thy countenance serene, And let thy happy child Behold, without a cloud between, The Godhead reconciled.

6That all-comprising peace bestow On me, through grace forgiven, The joys of holiness below, And then the joys of heaven.

253 = S.M.

1FATHER, in whom we live, In whom we are, and move, The glory, power, and praise receive Of thy creating love. Let all the angel-throng Give thanks to God on high; While earth repeats the joyful song, And echoes to the sky.

2Incarnate Deity, Let all the ransomed race Render in thanks their lives to thee, For thy redeeming grace. The grace to sinners showed Ye heavenly choirs proclaim, And cry, "Salvation to our God, Salvation to the Lamb!"

3Spirit of Holiness, Let all thy saints adore Thy sacred energy, and bless Thine heart-renewing power. Not angel-tongues can tell Thy love's ecstatic height, The glorious joy unspeakable, The beatific sight.

4Eternal, Triune Lord! Let all the hosts above, Let all the sons of men, record And dwell upon thy love. When heaven and earth are fled Before thy glorious face, Sing all the saints thy love hath made Thine everlasting praise!

254 = L.M. Philippians i. 10; Peter iii. 12.

1THE day of Christ, the day of God, We humbly hope with joy to see, Washed in the sanctifying blood Of an expiring Deity, Who did for us his life resign; There is no other God but one; For all the plenitude divine Resides in the eternal Son.

2Spotless, sincere, without offence, O may we to his day remain, Who trust the blood of God to cleanse Our souls from every sinful stain. Lord, we believe the promise sure; The purchased Comforter impart, Apply thy blood to make us pure, To keep us pure in life and heart.

3Then let us see that day supreme, When none thy Godhead shall deny, Thy sovereign Majesty blaspheme, Or count thee less than the most High: When all Who on their God believe, Who here thy last appearing love, Shall thy consummate joy receive, And see thy glorious face above.

255 = 6-8s.

1SPIRIT of truth, essential God, Who didst thy ancient saints inspire, Shed in their hearts thy love abroad, And touch their hallowed lips with fire; Our God from all eternity, World without end we worship thee!

2Still we believe, almighty Lord, Whose presence fills both earth and heaven, The meaning of the written word Is by thy inspiration given; Thou only dost thyself explain The secret mind of God to man.

3Come, then, divine Interpreter, The scriptures to our hearts apply; And, taught by thee, we God revere, Him in Three Persons magnify; In each the Triune God adore, Who was, and is for evermore.

256 = C.M.

1HAIL! Father, Son, and Spirit great, Before the birth of time Enthroned in everlasting state, JEHOVAH, ELOHIM!

2A mystical plurality We in the Godhead own, Adoring One in Persons Three, And Three in nature One.

3From thee our being we receive, The creatures of thy grace; And, raised out of the earth, we live To sing our Maker's praise.

4Thy powerful, wise, and loving mind Did our creation plan; And all the glorious Persons joined To form thy favourite, man.

5Again thou did'st, in council met, Thy ruined work restore, Established in our first estate, To forfeit it no more.

6And when we rise in love renewed, Our souls resemble thee, An image of the Triune God, To all eternity.

257 = 7s. "Glory be to God on high" &c. (Communion Service.)

1GLORY be to God on high, God whose glory fills the skies; Peace on earth to man forgiven, Man, the well-beloved of heaven.

2Sovereign Father, heavenly King, Thee we now presume to sing; Glad, thine attributes confess, Glorious all, and numberless.

3Hail, by all thy works adored! Hail, the everlasting Lord! Thee with thankful hearts we prove God of power, and God of love.

4Christ our Lord and God we own, Christ, the Father's only Son, Lamb of God for sinners slain, Saviour of offending man.

5Bow thine ear, in mercy bow, Hear, the world's atonement, thou! Jesus, in thy name we pray, Take, O take our sins away!

6Powerful advocate with God, Justify us by thy blood; Bow thine ear, in mercy bow, Hear, the world's atonement, thou!

7Hear, for thou, O Christ, alone Art with God the Father one, One the Holy Ghost with thee, One supreme, eternal THREE.

258 = C.M. Numbers vi. 24 - 26.

1JEHOVAH, God the Father, bless, And thy own work defend! With mercy's outstretched arms embrace And keep us to the end! Preserve the creatures of thy love, By providential care Conducted to the realms above, To sing thy goodness there.

2Jehovah, God the Son, reveal The brightness of thy face; And all thy pardoned people fill With plenitude of grace! Shine forth with all the Deity, Which dwells in thee alone; And lift us up thy face to see On thy eternal throne.

3Jehovah, God the Spirit, shine, Father and Son to show! With bliss ineffable, divine, Our ravished hearts o'erflow. Sure earnest of that happiness Which human hope transcends, Be thou our everlasting peace, When grace in glory ends!

259 = C.M.

1HAIL! holy, holy, holy Lord! Whom One in Three we know; By all thy heavenly host adored, By all thy church below.

2One undivided Trinity With triumph we proclaim; Thy universe is full of thee, And speaks thy glorious name.

3Thee, Holy Father, we confess, Thee, Holy Son, adore, Thee, Spirit of truth and holiness, We worship evermore.

4The incommunicable right, Almighty God! receive, Which angel-choirs, and saints in light, And saints embodied give.

5Three Persons equally divine We magnify and love; And both the choirs ere long shall join, To sing thy praise above.

6Hail! holy, holy, holy Lord, (Our heavenly song shall be) Supreme, essential One, adored In co-eternal Three!

260 = 8-7.

1HOLY, holy, holy Lord, God the father, and the Word. God the Comforter, receive Blessings more than we can give! Mixed with those beyond the sky, Chanters to the Lord most high, We our hearts and voices raise, Echoing thy eternal praise.

2One, inexplicably Three, Three, in simplest Unity, God, incline thy gracious ear, Us, thy lisping creatures, hear! Thee while man, the earth-born, sings, Angels shrink within their wings, Prostrate seraphim above Breathe unutterable love.

3Happy they who never rest, With thy heavenly presence blest! They the heights of glory see, Sound the depths of Deity! Fain with them our souls would vie, Sink as low, and mount as high; Fall o'erwhelmed with love, or soar, Shout, or silently adore!

261 = 6-8s.

1COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Whom one all-perfect God we own, Restorer of thine image lost, Thy various offices make known; Display, our fallen souls to raise, Thy whole economy of grace.

2Jehovah in Three Persons, come, And draw, and sprinkle us, and seal Poor, guilty, dying worms, in whom Thou dost eternal life reveal; The knowledge of thyself bestow, And all thy glorious goodness show.

3Soon as our pardoned hearts believe That thou art pure, essential love, The proof we in ourselves receive Of the three witnesses above; Sure, as the saints around thy throne, That Father, Word, and Spirit, are one.

4O that we now, in love renewed, Might blameless in thy sight appear: Wake we in thy similitude, Stamped with the Triune character; Flesh, spirit, soul, to thee resign, And live and die entirely thine!

262 = C.M.

1A THOUSAND oracles divine Their common beams unite, That sinners may with angels join To worship God aright; To praise a Trinity adored By all the hosts above, And one thrice-holy God and Lord Through endless ages love.

2Triumphant host! they never cease To laud and magnify The Triune God of holiness, Whose glory fills the sky; Whose glory to this earth extends, When God himself imparts, And the whole Trinity descends Into our faithful hearts.

3By faith the upper choir we meet, And challenge them to sing Jehovah on his shining seat, Our Maker and our King. But God made flesh is wholly ours, And asks our nobler strain; The Father of celestial powers, The friend of earth-born man!

4Ye seraphs nearest to the throne, With rapturous amaze On us, poor ransomed worms, look down For heaven's superior praise; The King, whose glorious face ye see, For us his crown resigned; That fulness of the Deity, He died for all mankind!

263 = C.M.

1FATHER, how wide thy glory shines! How high thy wonders rise! Known through the earth by thousand signs By thousands through the skies.

2Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power, Their motions speak thy skill; And on the wings of every hour We read thy patience still.

3Part of thy name divinely stands On all thy creatures writ; They show the labour of thy hands, Or impress of thy feet.

4But when we view thy strange design To save rebellious worms, Where vengeance and compassion join In their divinest forms;

5Here the whole Deity is known, Nor dares a creature guess Which of the glories brightest shone, The justice, or the grace.

6Now the full glories of the Lamb Adorn the heavenly plains! Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name, And try their choicest strains.

7O may I bear some humble part In that immortal song! Wonder and joy shall tune my heart, And love command my tongue.

264 = S.M.

1O ALL-CREATING God! At whose supreme decree Our body rose, a breathing clod, Our souls sprang forth from thee;

2For this thou hast designed, And formed us man for this, To know and love thyself, and find In thee our endless bliss.

265 = S.M.

1O MAY thy powerful word Inspire a feeble worm To rush into thy kingdom, Lord, And take it as by storm!

2O may we all improve The grace already given, To seize the crown of perfect love, And scale the mount of heaven!

266 = S.M.

1SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, And put your armour on, Strong in the strength which God supplies Through his eternal Son; Strong in the Lord of hosts, And in his mighty power, Who in the strength of Jesus trusts Is more than conqueror.

2Stand then in his great might, With all his strength endued; But take, to arm you for the fight, The panoply of God; That, having all things done, And all your conflicts passed, Ye may o'ercome through Christ alone, And stand entire at last.

3Stand then against your foes, In close and firm array; Legions of wily fiends oppose Throughout the evil day; But meet the sons of night, But mock their vain design, Armed in the arms of heavenly light, Of righteousness divine.

4Leave no unguarded place, No weakness of the soul, Take every virtue, every grace, And fortify the whole; Indissolubly joined, To battle all proceed; But arm yourselves with all the mind That was in Christ, your Head.


1BUT, above all, lay hold On faith's victorious shield; Armed with that adamant and gold, Be sure to win the field: If faith surround your heart, Satan shall be subdued, Repelled his every fiery dart, And quenched with Jesu's blood.

2Jesus hath died for you! What can his love withstand Believe, hold fast your shield, and who Shall pluck you from his hand Believe that Jesus reigns, All power to him is given; Believe, till freed from sin's remains, Believe yourselves to heaven!

3To keep your armour bright, Attend with constant care, Still walking in your Captain's sight, And watching unto prayer. Ready for all alarms, Steadfastly set your face, And always exercise your arms, And use your every grace.

4Pray, without ceasing pray, Your Captain gives the word; His summons cheerfully obey, And call upon the Lord; To God your every want In instant prayer display; Pray always; pray, and never faint; Pray, without ceasing pray!


1IN fellowship, alone, To God with faith draw near, Approach his courts, besiege his throne With all the powers of prayer: Go to his temple, go, Nor from his altar move; Let every house his worship know, And every heart his love.

2To God your spirits dart, Your souls in words declare, Or groan, to him who reads the heart, The unutterable prayer: His mercy now implore, And now show forth his praise, In shouts, or silent awe, adore His miracles of grace

3Pour out your souls to God, And bow them with your knees, And spread your hearts and hands abroad, And pray for Zion's peace; Your guides and brethren bear For ever on your mind; Extend the arms of mighty prayer, In grasping all mankind.

4From strength to strength go on, Wrestle, and fight, and pray, Tread all the powers of darkness down, And win the well-fought day; Still let the Spirit cry In all his soldiers, "Come," Till Christ the Lord descend from high, And take the conquerors home.

269 = 6-8s.

1SURROUNDED by a host of foes, Stormed by a host of foes within, Nor swift to flee, nor strong to oppose, Single, against hell, earth, and sin, Single, yet undismayed, I am; I dare believe in Jesu's name.

2What though a thousand hosts engage, A thousand worlds, my soul to shake I have a shield shall quell their rage, And drive the alien armies back; Portrayed it bears a bleeding Lamb I dare believe in Jesu's name.

3Me to retrieve from Satan's hands, Me from this evil world to free, To purge my sins, and loose my bands, And save from all iniquity, My Lord and God from heaven he came; I dare believe in Jesu's name.

4Salvation in his name there is, Salvation from sin, death, and hell, Salvation into glorious bliss, How great salvation, who can tell! But all he hath for mine I claim; I dare believe in Jesu's name.

270 = S.M.

1EQUIP me for the war, And teach my hands to fight, My simple, upright heart prepare, And guide my words aright; Control my every thought, My whole of sin remove; Let all my works in thee be wrought, Let all be wrought in love.

2O arm me with the mind, Meek Lamb! which was in thee, And let my knowing zeal be joined With perfect charity; With calm and tempered zeal Let me enforce thy call, And vindicate thy gracious will Which offers life to all.

3O do not let me trust In any arm but thine! Humble, O humble to the dust This stubborn soul of mine A feeble thing of nought, With lowly shame I own, The help which upon earth is wrought, Thou dost it all alone.

4O may I love like thee! In all thy footsteps tread, Thou hatest all iniquity, But nothing thou hast made. O may I learn the art With meekness to reprove; To hate the sin with all my heart, But still the sinner love.

271 = 7s & 6s.

1O ALMIGHTY God of love, Thy holy arm display! Send me succour from above In this my evil day; Arm my weakness with thy power, Woman's seed, appear within! Be my safeguard and my tower Against the face of sin.

2Could I of thy strength take hold, And always feel thee near, Confident, divinely bold, My soul would scorn to fear; Nothing should my firmness shock; Though the gates of hell assail, Were I built Upon the rock, They never could prevail.

3Rock of my salvation, haste, Extend thy ample shade, Let it over me be cast, And screen my naked head; Save me from the trying hour, Thou my sure protection be; Shelter me from Satan's power, Till I am fixed on thee.

4Set upon thyself my feet, And make me surely stand; From temptation's rage and heat Cover me with thy hand; Let me in the cleft be placed, Ne'er from my defence remove, In thine arms of love embraced, Of everlasting love.

272 = 6-8s. Isaiah xliii. 1,2.

1PEACE, doubting heart! my God's I am; Who formed me man, forbids my fear; The Lord hath called me by my name; The Lord protects, for ever near; His blood for me did once atone, And still he loves and guards his own.

2When passing through the watery deep, I ask in faith his promised aid, The waves all awful distance keep, And shrink from my devoted head; Fearless their violence I dare; They cannot harm, for God is there!

3To him mine eye of faith I turn, And through the fire pursue my way; The fire forgets its power to burn, The lambent flames around me play; I own his power, accept the sign, And shout to prove the Saviour mine.

4Still nigh me, O my Saviour, stand! And guard in fierce temptation's hour; Hide in the hollow of thy hand, Show forth in me thy Saving power, Still be thy arms my sure defence, Nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence.

5Since thou hast bid me come to thee, (Good as thou art, and strong to save) I'll walk o'er life's tempestuous sea, Upbourne by the unyielding wave, Dauntless, though rocks of pride be near, And yawning whirlpools of despair.

6When darkness intercepts the skies, And sorrow's waves around me roll, When high the storms of passion rise, And half o'erwhelm my sinking soul, My soul a sudden calm shall feel, And hear a whisper, "Peace; be still!"

7Though in affliction's furnace tried, Unhurt on snares and death I'll tread; Though sin assail, and hell, thrown wide, Pour all its flames upon my head, Like Moses' bush, I'll mount the higher, And flourish unconsumed in fire.

273 = 10s & 11s.

1OMNIPOTENT Lord, My Saviour and King, Thy succour afford, Thy righteousness bring; Thy promises bind thee Compassion to have, Now, now let me find thee Almighty to save.

2Rejoicing, in hope, And patient in grief, To thee I look up For certain relief; I fear no denial, No danger I fear, Nor start from the trial, While Jesus is near.

3I every hour In jeopardy stand; But thou art my power, And holdest my hand; While yet I am calling, Thy succour I feel, It saves me from falling, Or plucks me from hell.

4O who can explain This struggle for life! This travail and pain, This trembling and strife! Plague, earthquake, and famine, And tumult, and war, The wonderful coming Of Jesus declare.

5For every fight Is dreadful and loud, The warrior's delight Is slaughter and blood, His foes overturning, Till all shall expire; But this is with burning And fuel of fire.

6Yet God is above Men, devils, and sin, My Jesus's love The battle shall win, So terribly glorious His coming shall be, His love all victorious Shall conquer for me

7He all shall break through; His truth and his grace Shall bring me into The plentiful place, Through much tribulation, Through water and fire, Through floods of temptation, And flames of desire.

8On Jesus, my power, Till then I rely, All evil before His presence shall fly; When I have my Saviour, My Sin shall depart And Jesus for ever Shall reign in my heart.

274 = 7s & 6s.

1O MY old, my bosom foe, Rejoice not over me! Oft-times thou hast laid me low, And wounded mortally; Yet thy prey thou couldst not keep; Jesus, when I lowest fell, Heard me cry out of the deep, And brought me up from hell.

2Foolish world, thy shouts forbear; Till thou hast won the day; Could thy wisdom keep me there, When in thy hands I lay If my heart to thee incline, Christ again shall set it free; I am his, and he is mine To all eternity.

3Satan, cease thy empty boast, And give thy triumphs o'er; Still thou seest I am not lost, While Jesus can restore, Though through thy deceit I fall, Surely I shall rise again, Christ my King is over all, And I with him shall reign.

4O my three-fold enemy, To whom I long did bow, See Your lawful captive, see, No more your captive now! Now before my face ye fly; More than conqueror now I am; Sin, the world, and hell defy, In Jesu's powerful name.

275 = C.M. Psalm cx.1.

1THE Lord unto my Lord hath said, "Sit thou, in glory sit, Till I thine enemies have made To bow beneath thy feet."

2Jesu, my Lord, mighty to save, What can my hopes withstand, While thee my Advocate I have, Enthroned at God's right hand

3Nature is subject to thy word, All power to thee is given, The uncontrolled, almighty Lord Of hell, and earth, and heaven.

4And shall my sins thy will oppose Master, thy right maintain! O let not thy usurping foes In me thy servant reign!

5Come then, and claim me for thine own, Saviour, thy right assert! Come, gracious Lord, set up thy throne, And reign within my heart!

6So shall I bless thy pleasing sway; And sitting at thy feet, Thy laws with all my heart obey, With all my soul submit.

7So shall I do thy will below, As angels do above; The virtue of thy passion show, The triumphs of thy love

8Thy love the conquest more than gains; To all I shall proclaim, Jesus the King, the conqueror, reigns, Bow down to Jesu's name!

9To thee shall earth and hell submit, And every foe shall fall, Till death expires beneath thy feet, And God is all in all.

276 = 7 7, 4 4, 7. 7 7, 4 4, 7.

1WORSHIP, and thanks, and blessing, And strength ascribe to Jesus! Jesus alone Defends his own, When earth and hell oppress us. Jesus with joy we witness Almighty to deliver; Our seals set to, That God is true, And reigns a King for ever.

2Omnipotent Redeemer, Our ransomed souls adore thee; Our Saviour thou, We find it now, And give thee all the glory. We sing thine arm unshortened, Brought through our sore temptation; With heart and voice In thee rejoice, The God of our salvation.

3Thine arm hath safely brought us A way no more expected, Than when thy sheep Passed through the deep, By crystal walls protected. Thy glory was our rear-ward, Thine hand our lives did cover, And we, even we, Have passed the sea, And marched triumphant over.

4The world, and Satan's malice Thou, Jesus, hast confounded; And, by thy grace, With songs of praise Our happy souls resounded. Accepting our deliverance, We triumph in thy favour, And for the love Which now we prove, Shall praise thy name for ever.

277 = S.M.

1JESUS, the conqueror, reigns, In glorious strength arrayed, His kingdom over all maintains, And bids the earth be glad. Ye sons of men, rejoice In Jesu's mighty love, Lift up your heart, lift up your voice To him who rules above.

2Extol his kingly power, Kiss the exalted Son, Who died, and lives, to die no more, High on his Father's throne; Our Advocate with God, He undertakes our cause, And spreads through all the earth abroad The victory of his cross.

3That bloody banner see, And in your Captain's sight, Fight the good fight of faith with me, My fellow-soldiers, fight! In mighty phalanx joined, To battle all proceed; Armed with the unconquerable mind Which was in Christ your Head.

4Urge on your rapid course, Ye blood-besprinkled bands; The heavenly kingdom suffers force, 'Tis seized by violent hands; See there the starry crown That glitters through the skies! Satan, the world, and sin, tread down, And take the glorious prize.

5Through much distress and pain, Through many a conflict here, Through blood, ye must the entrance gain; Yet, O disdain to fear! Courage! your Captain cries, Who all your toil foreknew Toil ye shall have; yet all despise, I have o'ercome for you.

6The world cannot withstand Its ancient conqueror, The world must sink beneath the hand Which arms us for the war; This is the victory! Before our faith they fall; Jesus hath died for you and me; Believe, and conquer all!

278 = 7s & 6s. David and Goliath.-1 Samuel xvii.

1WHO is this gigantic foe That proudly stalks along, Overlooks the crowd below, In brazen armour strong Loudly of his strength he boasts, On his sword and spear relies; Meets the God of Israel's hosts, And all their force defies.

2Tallest of the earth-born race, They tremble at his power, Flee before the monster's face, And own him conqueror. Who this mighty champion is, Nature answers from within; He is my own wickedness, My own besetting sin.

3In the strength of Jesu's name, I with the monster fight; Feeble and unarmed I am, But Jesus is my might; Mindful of His mercies past, Still I trust the same to prove, Still my helpless soul I cast On his redeeming love.

4With my sling and stone I go To fight the Philistine; God hath said it shall be so, And I shall conquer sin; On his promise I rely, Trust in an almighty Lord, Sure to win the victory, For he hath spoke the word.

5In the strength of God I rise, I run to meet my foe; Faith the word of power applies, And lays the giant low; Faith in Jesu's conquering name Slings the sin-destroying stone; Points the word's unerring aim, And brings the monster down.

6Rise, ye men of Israel, rise, Your routed foe pursue; Shout his praises to the skies Who conquers sin for you; Jesus doth for you appear, He his conquering grace affords, Saves you, not with sword and spear, The battle is the Lord's.

7Every day the Lord of hosts His mighty power displays; Stills the proud Philistine's boast, The threatening Gittite slays; Israel's God let all below Conqueror over sin proclaim; O that all the earth might know The power of Jesu's name!

279 = L.M.

1SHALL I, for fear of feeble man, The Spirit's course in me restrain Or, undismayed, in deed and word Be a true witness for my Lord

2Awed by a mortal's frown, shall I Conceal the word of God most high How then before thee shall I dare To stand, or how thine anger bear

3Shall I, to soothe the unholy throng, Soften thy truths, and smooth my tongue, To gain earth's gilded toys, or flee The cross, endured, my God, by thee

4What then is he whose scorn I dread, Whose wrath or hate makes me afraid A man! an heir of death! a slave To sin! a bubble on the wave!

5Yea, let men rage, since thou wilt spread Thy shadowing wings around my head; Since in all pain thy tender love Will still my sure refreshment prove.

6Saviour of men, thy searching eye Doth all my inmost thoughts descry; Doth aught on earth my wishes raise, Or the world's pleasures, or its praise

7The love of Christ doth me constrain To seek the wandering souls of men; With cries, entreaties, tears, to save, To snatch them from the gaping grave.

8For this let men revile my name. No cross I shun, I fear no shame, All hail, reproach, and welcome, pain! Only thy terrors, Lord, restrain.

9My life, my blood, I here present, If for thy truth they may be spent, Fulfil thy sovereign counsel, Lord! Thy will be done, thy name adored!

10 Give me thy strength, O God of power; Then let winds blow, or thunders roar, Thy faithful witness will I be: 'Tis fixed; I call do all through thee!

280 = L.M.

1THE Lord is King, and earth submits, Howe'er impatient, to his sway, Between the cherubim he sits, And makes his restless foes obey.

2All power is to our Jesus given, O'er earth's rebellious sons he reigns; He mildly rules the hosts of heaven, And holds the powers of hell in chains.

3In vain doth Satan rage his hour, Beyond his chain he cannot go; Our Jesus shall stir up his power, And soon avenge us of our foe.

4Jesus shall his great arm reveal; Jesus, the woman's conquering Seed, (Though now the Serpent bruise his heel) Jesus shall bruise the Serpent's head.

5The enemy his tares hath sown, But Christ shall shortly root them up, Shall cast the dire accuser down, And disappoint his children's hope;

6Shall still the proud Philistine's noise, Baffle the sons of unbelief, Nor long permit them to rejoice, But turn their triumph into grief.

7Come, glorious Lord, the rebels spurn, Scatter thy foes, victorious King! And Gath and Askelon shall mourn, And all the sons of God shall sing;

8Shall magnify the sovereign grace Of him that sits upon the throne; And earth and heaven conspire to praise Jehovah, and his conquering, Son.

281 = 8s & 6s.

1ARE there not in the labourer's day Twelve hours, in which he safely may His calling's work pursue Though sin and Satan still are near, Nor sin nor Satan can I fear, With Jesus in my view.

2Not all the powers of hell can fright A soul that walks with Christ in light, He walks and cannot fall; Clearly he sees, and wins his way, Shining unto the perfect day, And more than conquers all.

3Light of the world, thy beams I bless; On thee, bright Sun of righteousness, My faith hath fixed its eye; Guided by thee, through all I go, Nor fear the ruin spread below, For thou art always nigh.

4Ten thousand snares my path beset; Yet will I, Lord, the work complete Which thou to me hast given; Regardless of the pains I feel, Close by the gates of death and hell, I urge my way to heaven.

5Still will I strive, and labour still, With humble zeal to do thy will, And trust in thy defence: My soul into thy hands I give; And, if he can obtain thy leave, Let Satan pluck me thence!

282 = 8s & 6s.

1BUT can it be, that I should prove For ever faithful to thy love, From sin for ever cease I thank thee for the blessed hope; It lifts my drooping spirits up, It gives me back my peace.

2In thee, O Lord, I put my trust, Mighty, and merciful, and just; Thy sacred word is passed; And I, who dare thy word receive, Without committing sin shall live, Shall live to God at last.

3I rest in thine almighty power; The name of Jesus is a tower, That hides my life above: Thou canst, thou wilt my helper be; My confidence is all in thee, The faithful God of love.

4While still to thee for help I call, Thou wilt not suffer me to fall, Thou canst not let me sin; And thou shalt give me power to pray Till all my sins are purged away, And all thy mind brought in.

5Wherefore, in never-ceasing prayer, My soul to thy continual care I faithfully commend; Assured that thou through life shalt save, And show thyself beyond the grave My everlasting Friend.

283 = 6-8s. Exodus xxxiii. 18 - 23.

1O GOD, my hope, my heavenly rest, My all of happiness below, Grant my importunate request, To me, to me, thy goodness show; Thy beatific face display, The brightness of eternal day.

2Before my faith's enlightened eyes Make all thy gracious goodness pass; Thy goodness is the sight I prize, O might I see thy smiling face! Thy nature in my soul proclaim, Reveal thy love, thy glorious name!

3There, in the place beside thy throne, Where all that find acceptance stand, Receive me up into thy Son; Cover me with thy mighty hand; Set me upon the rock, and hide My soul in Jesu's wounded side.

4O put me in the cleft; empower My soul the glorious sight to bear! Descend in this accepted hour, Pass by me, and thy name declare; Thy wrath withdraw, thy hand remove, And show thy self the God of love.

284 = 6-8s. SECOND PART.

1TO thee, great God of love! I bow, And prostrate in thy sight adore; By faith I see thee passing now; I have, but still I ask for more, A glimpse of love cannot suffice, My soul for all thy presence cries.

2I cannot see thy face, and live, Then let me see thy face, and die! Now, Lord, my gasping spirit receive, Give me on eagles' wings to fly, With eagles' eyes on thee to gaze, And plunge into the glorious blaze.

3The fulness of my vast reward A blest eternity shall be; But hast thou not on earth prepared Some better thing than this for me What, but one drop! one transient sight! I want a sun, a sea of light.

4Moses thy backward parts might view, But not a perfect sight obtain; The Gospel doth thy fulness show To us, by the commandment slain; The dead to sin shall find the grace, The pure in heart shall see thy face.

5More favoured than the saints of old, Who now by faith approach to thee Shall all with open face behold In Christ the glorious Deity; Shall see, and put the Godhead on, The nature of thy sinless Son.

6This, this is our high calling's prize! Thine image in thy Son I claim; And still to higher glories rise, Till all transformed I know thy name, And glide to all my heaven above, My highest heaven in Jesu's love.

285 = L.M.

1COME, Saviour, Jesus, from above! Assist me with thy heavenly grace; Empty my heart of earthly love, And for thyself prepare the place.

2O let thy sacred presence fill, And set my longing spirit free! Which pants to have no other will, But day and night to feast on thee.

3While in this region here below, No other good will I pursue; I'll bid this world of noise and show, With all its glittering snares, adieu!

4That path with humble speed I'll seek, In which my Saviour's footsteps shine; Nor will I hear, nor will I speak, Of any other love but thine.

5Henceforth may no profane delight Divide this consecrated soul; Possess it thou, who hast the right, As Lord and Master of the whole.

6Wealth, honour, pleasure, and what else This short-enduring world can give, Tempt as ye will, my soul repels, To Christ alone resolved to live.

7Thee I can love, and thee alone, With pure delight and inward bliss: To know thou tak'st me for thine own, O what a happiness is this!

8Nothing on earth do I desire, But thy pure love within my breast; This, only this, will I require, And freely give up all the rest.

286 = L.M.

1ABRAHAM, when severely tried, His faith by his obedience showed, He with the harsh command complied, And gave his Isaac back to God.

2His son the father offered np, Son of his age, his only son, Object of all his joy and hope, And less beloved than God alone.

3O for a faith like his, that we The bright example may pursue! May gladly give up all to thee, To whom our more than all is due.

4Now, Lord, to thee our all we leave, Our willing soul thy call obeys; Pleasure, and wealth, and fame we give, Freedom, and life to win thy grace.

5Is there a thing than life more dear A thing from which we cannot part We can; we now rejoice to tear The idol from our bleeding heart.

6Jesus, accept our sacrifice; All things for thee we count but loss, Lo! at thy word our Isaac dies, Dies on the altar of thy cross.

7For what to thee, O Lord, we give, A hundred-fold we here obtain; And soon with thee shall all receive, And loss shall be eternal gain.

287 = 8-7s. An Evening Hymn.

1 OMNIPRESENT God! whose aid No one ever asked in vain, Be this night about my bed, Every evil thought restrain; Lay thy hand upon my soul, God of my unguarded hours! All my enemies control, Hell, and earth, and nature's powers.

2O thou jealous God! come down, God of spotless purity, Claim, and seize me for thy own, Consecrate my heart to thee; Under thy protection take, Songs in the night season give; Let me sleep to thee, and wake, Let me die to thee, and live.

3Only tell me I am thine, And thou wilt not quit thy right; Answer me in dreams divine, Dreams and visions of the night: Bid me even in sleep go on, Restlessly my God desire, Mourn for God in every groan, God in every thought require.

4Loose me from the chains of sense, Set me from the body free, Draw with stronger influence My unfettered soul to thee; In me, Lord, thyself reveal, Fill me with a sweet surprise: Let me thee when waking feel, Let me in thy image rise.

5Let me of thy life partake, Thy own holiness impart, O that I might sweetly wake With my Saviour in my heart! O that I might know thee mine! O that I might thee receive! Only live the life divine, Only to thy glory live!

6Or if thou my soul require Ere I see the morning light, Grant me, Lord, my heart's desire, Perfect me in love to-night; Finish thy great work of love, Cut it short in righteousness, Fit me for the realms above, Change, and bid me die in peace.


= = 8s & 6s.

1O GOD, thy faithfulness I plead! My present help in time of need, My great Deliverer thou! Haste to my aid, thine ear incline, And rescue this poor soul of mine, I claim the promise now!

2Where is the way Ah, show me where, That I thy mercy may declare, The power that sets me free: How can I my destruction shun How can I from my nature run Answer, O God, for me!

3One only way the erring mind Of man, short-sighted man, can find, From inbred sin to fly; Stronger than love, I fondly thought, Death, only death can cut the knot, Which love cannot untie.

4But thou, O Lord, art full of grace; Thy love can find a thousand ways To foolish man unknown; My soul upon thy love I cast, I rest me, till the storm is past, Upon thy love alone.

5Thy faithful, wise, and mighty love Shall every stumbling-block remove, And make an open way; Thy love shall burst the shades of death, And bear me from the gulf beneath, To everlasting day.

289 = L.M.

1GOD of my life, whose gracious power Through varied deaths my soul hath led, Or turned aside the fatal hour, Or lifted up my sinking head;

2In all my ways thy hand I own, Thy ruling Providence I see: Assist me still my course to run, And still direct my paths to thee.

3Oft hath the sea confessed thy power, And given me back at thy command; It could not, Lord, my life devour, Safe in the hollow of thine hand.

4Oft from the margin of the grave Thou, Lord, hast lifted up my head, Sudden, I found thee near to save; The fever owned thy touch, and fled.

5Whither, O whither should I fly, But to my loving Saviour's breast Secure within thine arms to lie, And safe beneath thy wings to rest.

6I have no skill the snare to shun, But thou, O Christ, my wisdom art! I ever into ruin run, But thou art greater than my heart.

7Foolish, and impotent, and blind, Lead me a way I have not known; Bring me, where I my heaven may find, The heaven of loving thee alone.

8Enlarge my heart to make thee room; Enter, and in me ever stay, The crooked then shall straight become, The darkness shall be lost in day.

290 = L.M.

1My God, if I may call thee mine, From heaven and thee removed so far, Draw nigh; thy pitying ear incline, And cast not out my languid prayer.

2Gently the weak thou lov'st to lead, Thou lov'st to prop the feeble knee; O break not then a bruised reed, Nor quench the smoking, flax in me!

3Buried in sin, thy voice I hear, And burst the barriers of my tomb, In all the marks of death appear, Forth at thy call, though bound I come.

4Give me, O give me fully, Lord, Thy resurrection's power to know; Free me indeed, repeat the word, And loose my bands, and let me go.

5Fain would I go to thee, my God, Thy mercies and my wants to tell; To feel my pardon sealed in blood, Saviour, thy love I wait to feel.

6Freed from the power of cancelled sin, When shall my soul triumphant prove Why breaks not out the fire within In flames of joy, and praise, and love

7Jesus, to thee my soul aspires; Jesus, to thee I plight my vows; Keep me from earthly, base desires, My God, my Saviour, and my Spouse.

8Fountain of all-sufficient bliss, Thou art the good I seek below, Fulness of joy in thee there is, Without, -'tis misery all, and woe.

291 = L.M.

1FONDLY my foolish heart essays To augment the source of perfect bliss, Love's all-sufficient sea to raise With drops of creature happiness.

2O Love, thy sovereign aid impart, And guard the gift thyself hast given: My portion thou, my treasure art, And life, and happiness, and heaven.

3Would aught on earth my wishes share, Though dear as life the idol be, The idol from my breast I'd tear, Resolved to seek my all in thee.

4Whate'er I fondly counted mine, To thee, my Lord, I here restore; Gladly I all for thee resign; Give me thyself, I ask no more.

292 = 7s & 6s. Isaiah xxxii. 2.

1TO the haven of thy breast, O Son of man, I fly! Be my refuge and my rest, For O the storm is high! Save me from the furious blast, A covert from the tempest be! Hide me, Jesus, till o'erpast The storm of sin I see.

2Welcome as the water-spring To a dry, barren place, O descend on me, and bring Thy sweet refreshing grace; O'er a parched and weary land As a great rock extends its shade, Hide me, Saviour, with thine hand, And screen my naked head.

3In the time of my distress Thou hast my succour been, In my utter helplessness Restraining me from sin; O how swiftly didst thou move To save me in the trying hour! Still protect me with thy love, And shield me with thy power.

4First and last in me perform The work thou hast begun; Be my shelter from the storm. My shadow from the sun; Weary, parched with thirst, and faint, Till thou; the abiding Spirit breathe, Every moment, Lord, I want The merit of thy death.

5Never shall I want it less, When thou the gift hast given, Filled me with thy righteousness, And sealed the heir of heaven; I shall hang upon my God, Till I thy perfect glory see; Till the sprinkling of thy blood Shall speak me up to thee.

293 = L.M.

1JESUS, my King, to thee I bow, Enlisted under thy command; Captain of my salvation, thou Shalt lead me to the promised land.

2Thou hast a great deliverance wrought, The staff from off my shoulder broke, Out of the house of bondage brought, And freed me from the Egyptian yoke.

3O'er the vast howling wilderness, To Canaan's bounds thou hast me led; Thou bidd'st me now the land possess, And on thy milk and honey feed.

4I see an open door of hope, Legions of sins in vain oppose; Bold I with thee, my Head, march up, And triumph o'er a world of foes.

5Gigantic lusts come forth to fight, I mark, disdain, and all break through, I tread them down in Jesu's might, Through Jesus I can all things do.

6Lo! the tall sons of Anak rise! Who can the sons of Anak meet Captain, to thee I lift mine eyes, And, lo! they fall beneath my feet.

7Passion, and appetite, and pride, (Pride, my old, dreadful, tyrant-foe) I see cast down on every side, And conquering, I to conquer go.

8My Lord in my behalf appears; Captain, thy strength-inspiring eye Scatters my doubts, dispels my fears, And makes the host of aliens fly.

9Who can before my Captain stand Who is so great a King as mine High over all is thy right hand, And might and majesty are thine!

294 = 6-8s.

1JESU, thou sovereign Lord of all, The same through one eternal day, Attend thy feeblest followers' call, And O instruct us how to pray! Pour out the supplicating grace, And stir us up to seek thy face.

2We cannot think a gracious thought, We cannot feel a good desire, Till thou, who call'dst a world from nought, The power into our hearts inspire; And then we in thy Spirit groan, And then we give thee back thine own.

3Jesus, regard the joint complaint Of all thy tempted followers here, And now supply the common want, And send us down the Comforter, The spirit of ceaseless prayer impart, And fix thy Agent in our heart.

4To help our souls infirmity, To heal thy sin-sick people's care, To urge our God-commanding plea, And make our hearts a house of prayer, The promised Intercessor give, And let us now thyself receive.

5Come in thy pleading Spirit down To us who for thy coming stay; Of all thy gifts we ask but one, We ask the constant power to pray; Indulge us, Lord, in this request, Thou canst not then deny the rest.

295 = 7s & 6s. Luke xviii. 1.

1COME, ye followers of the Lord, In Jesu's 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.

2Place 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.

3Be 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.

4Let us patiently endure, And still our wants declare; All the promises are sure To persevering prayer; Till we see the perfect day, And each wakes up a sinless saint, Pray we, every moment pray, And never, never faint.

5Pray we on when all renewed, And perfected in love, Till we see the 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.

296 = S.M. In a hurry of business.

1HELP, Lord! the busy foe Is as a flood come in! Lift up a standard, and o'erthrow The soul-distracting sin: This sudden tide of care Roll back, O God, from me, Nor let the rapid current bear My soul away from thee.

2The praying Spirit breathe, The watching power impart, From all entanglements beneath Call off my anxious heart; My feeble mind sustain, By worldly thoughts opprest; Appear, and bid me turn again To my eternal rest.

3Swift to my rescue come, Thy own this moment seize; Gather my wandering spirit home, And keep in perfect peace: Suffered no more to rove O'er all the earth abroad, Arrest the prisoner of thy love, And shut me up in God.

297 = C.M.

1SHEPHERD Divine, our wants relieve In this our evil day, To all thy tempted followers give The power to watch and pray.

2Long as our fiery trials last, Long as the cross we bear, O let our souls on thee be cast In never-ceasing prayer!

3The Spirit of interceding grace Give us in faith to claim; To wrestle till we see thy face, And know thy hidden name.

4Till thou thy perfect love impart, Till thou thyself bestow, Be this the cry of every heart, "I will not let thee go:

5"I will not let thee go, unless Thou tell thy name to me, With all thy great salvation bless, And make me all like thee:

6"Then let me on the mountain-top Behold thy open face, Where faith in sight is swallowed up, And prayer in endless praise."

298 = 6-8s. Exodus xxxii. 10.

1WONDROUS power of faithful prayer! What tongue can tell the almighty grace God's hands or bound or open are, As Moses or Elijah prays: Let Moses in the Spirit groan, And God cries out, "Let me alone!

2"Let me alone, that all my wrath May rise the wicked to consume! While justice hears thy praying faith, It cannot seal the sinner's doom; My Son is in my servant's prayer, And Jesus forces me to spare."

3O blessed word of gospel grace! Which now we for our Israel plead, A faithless and backsliding race, Whom thou hast out of Egypt freed; O do not then in wrath chastise, Nor let thy whole displeasure rise!

4Father, we ask in Jesu's name, In Jesu's power and spirit pray; Divert thy vengeful thunder's aim, O turn thy threatening wrath away! Our guilt and punishment remove, And magnify thy pardoning love.

5Father, regard thy pleading Son! Accept his all-availing prayer, And send a peaceful answer down, In honour of our Spokesman there; Whose blood proclaims our sins forgiven, And speaks thy rebels up to heaven.

299 = 7s & 6s. Luke xviii. 1 - 8.

1JESUS, thou hast bid us pray, Pray always, and not faint; With the word a power convey To utter our complaint; Quiet shalt thou never know, Till we from sin are fully freed; O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head!

2We have now begun to cry, And we will never end, Till we find salvation nigh, And grasp the sinner's friend; Day and night we'll speak our woe, With thee importunately plead, O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head!

3Speak the word, and we shall be From all our bands released, Only thou canst set us free, By Satan long oppressed; Now thy power almighty show, Arise, the woman's conquering Seed! O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head!

4To destroy his work of sin, Thyself in us reveal; Manifest thyself within Our flesh, and fully dwell With us, in us, here below; Enter, and make us free indeed; O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head.

5Stronger than the strong man, thou His fury canst control: Cast him out, by entering now, And keep our ransomed soul; Satan's kingdom overthrow, On all the powers of darkness tread; O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head!

6To the never-ceasing cries Of thine elect attend; Send deliverance from the skies, The mighty Spirit send: Though to man thou seemest slow, Our cries thou seemest not to heed, O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head!

7Come, O come, all-glorious Lord! No longer now delay; With thy Spirit's two-edged sword The crooked Serpent slay! Bare thine arm, and give the blow, Root out and kill the hellish seed, O avenge us of our foe, And bruise the Serpent's head!

8Jesus, hear thy Spirit's call, Thy bride, who bids thee come; Come, thou righteous Judge of all, Pronounce the Tempter's doom: Doom him to infernal woe, For him and for his angels made; Now avenge us of our foe, For ever bruise his head!

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