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6 If I ask him to receive me,

Will he say me nay?
“Not till earth, and not till heaven

Pass away.”
7 Finding, following, keeping, struggling,

Is he sure to bless ?
“ Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs,

Answer, Yes."

143

[6s. 5a.

I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail

not.-Luke xxii. 32.
1 In the hour of trial,

Jesu, pray for me;
Lest by base denial

I depart from thee :
When thou see'st me waver,

With a look recall,
Nor for fear or favour

Suffer me to fall.

2 With its witching pleasures

Would this vain world charm,
Or its sordid treasures

Spread to work me harm,
Bring to my remembrance

Sad Gethsemane,
Or in darker semblance

Cross-crown'd Calvary.
3 If with sore affliction

Thou in love chastise,
Pour thy benediction

On the sacrifice:
Then, upon thine altar

Freely offer'd up,
Though the flesh may falter,

Faith shall drink the cup.

4 When in dust and ashes

To the grave I sink,
While heaven's glory flashes

O'er the shelving brink,
On thy truth relying

Through that mortal strife,
Lord, receive me dying
To eternal life.

Amen.

[75. 6s.

144 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are

heavy laden. —Matt. xi. 28.
1 I Lay my sins on Jesus,

The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us

From the accursèd load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus
To wash

my

crimson stains White in his blood most precious,

Till not a spot remains.
2 I lay my wants on Jesus;

All fulness dwells in him :
He heals all my diseases;

He doth my soul redeem.
I lay my grief's on Jesus,

My burdens and my cares :
He from them all releases;

He all my sorrows shares.
3 I rest my soul on Jesus,
This
weary

soul of mine;
His right hand me embraces ;

I on his breast recline.
I love the name of Jesus,

Emmanuel, Christ the Lord;
Like fragrance on the breezes

His name abroad is pour'd.

4 I long to be like Jesus,

Meek, loving, lowly, mild;
I long to be like Jesus,

The Father's Holy Child.
I long to be with Jesus,

Amid the heavenly throng,
To sing, with saints, his praises,

To learn the angels' song."

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He hath filled the hungry with good things.

Luke i. 53.

[73. 6s.

1 I NEED thee, precious Jesu,

For I am full of sin;
My soul is dark and guilty,

My heart is dead within.
I need the cleansing fountain

Where I can always flee,
The blood of Christ most precibus,

The sinner's perfect plea .
2 I need thee, precious Jesu,

For I am very poor ;
A stranger and a pilgrim,

I have no earthly store.
I need the love of Jesus

To cheer me on my way,
To guide my doubting footsteps,

To be my strength and stay.
3 I need thee, precious Jesu,

I need a friend like thee,
A friend to soothe and pity,

A friend to care for me.
I need the heart of Jesus

To feel each anxious care,
To tell my every trouble,

And all my sorrow share

4 I need thee, precious Jesu,

And hope to see thee soon,
Encircled with the rainbow,

And seated on thy throne ;
There, with thy blood-bought children

My joy shall ever be,
To sing thy praises, Jesu,

To gaze, my Lord, on thee. 146 How shall I give thee up ?-Hos. xi. 8. [D. 7s.

1 DEPTH of mercy! can there be

Mercy still reserved for me?
Can my God his wrath forbear,
Me, the chief of sinners, spare ?
I have long withstood his grace,
Long provoked him to his face ;
Would not hearken to his calls :

Grieved him by a thousand falls.
2 Kindled his relentings are ;

Me he still delights to spare ;
Cries,-how shall I give thee up?
Lets the lifted thunder drop.
There for me the Saviour stands;
Shows his wounds, and spreads his hands.
God is love, I know, I feel;

Jesus weeps, and loves me still.
3 Jesus, answer from above :

Is not all thy nature love?
Wilt thou not the wrong forget ;-
Suffer me to kiss thy feet ?
If I rightly read thy heart,
If thou all compassion art,
Bow thine ear, in mercy bow,

Pardon and accept me now.
4. Pity from thine eye let fall;

By a look my soul recall ;
Now the stone to flesh convert,
Cast a look, and break my

heart.

a

Now incline me to repent:
Let me now my fall lament;
Now my foul revolt deplore;
Weep, believe, and sin no more.

147 Enoch walked with God.-Gen. v. 24. [C.M. 1 O FOR a closer walk with God,

A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road

That leads me to the Lamb !
2 Where is the blessedness I knew

When first I saw the Lord ?
Where is the soul-refreshing view

Of Jesus and his word ?
3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd,

How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void,

The world can never fill.
4 Return, O holy Dove, return,

Sweet messenger of rest:
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast.
5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road

That leads me to the Lamb.

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God be merciful to me a sinner.-Luke xviii. 13. [7s.
1 Sinful, sighing to be blest;

Bound, and longing to be free;
Weary, waiting for my rest;

God be merciful to me.

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