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My vile ingratitude I mourn :
O take the wanderer home.
3 And canst thou-wilt thou yet forgive,
4 Almighty grace, thy healing power, How glorious-how divine!
That can to life and bliss restore,
So vile a heart as mine.
5 Thy pardoning love-so free-so sweet-
O keep me at thy sacred feet,
HYMN 38. L. M. Armley. [b]
TEARY of struggling with my pain,
2 From my own works at last I cease-
• 5 Speak, gracious Lord, my sickness cure ; Make my infected nature pure;
Peace, righteousness, and joy, impart,
HYMN 39. C. M. Reading. [b]
COME, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thoughts revolve; Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed, And make this last resolve :
o 2 "I'll go to Jesus, though my sin
e 3 "Prostrate I'll lie before his throne,
o 4 "I'll to the gracious King approach,
5 "Perhaps he will admit my plea,"Perhaps will hear my prayer; e "But if I perish, 1 will pray, "And perish only there.
-6 "I can but perish if I go,
"I must forever die."
IN enslaved me many years, me Till at length a thousand fears
Came swarming o'er my mind. • Where (I said in deep distress)
Will these sinful pleasures end? How shall I secure my peace,
And make the Lord my friend? -2 Friends and ministers said much, The gospel to enforce ;
e But my blindness still was such,
Much I fasted, watched, and strove,
HYMN 40. 7 & 6. Clark's. [b]
The Heart healed by Mercy.
-3 Thus afraid to trust his grace,
• Then my stubborn heart he broke,
HYMN 41. L. M. Islington. [*]
1 N sin, by blinded passions led,
we range; The paths of disappointment tread, To nothing fixed-but love of change. -2 But when the Holy Ghost imparts A knowledge of the Saviour's love; Our wandering, weary, restless hearts Are then renewed, no more to rove. o 3 Now a new principle takes place,
Which guides and animates the will; -This love, another name for grace,
Constrains to good, and bars from ill.
o 4 By love's pure light we soon perceive
To love and serve our Lord and Friend.
e 2 When sin prevails, and gloomy fear,
HYMN 42. L. M. Portugal. [b*]
The Influences of the Spirit experienced. John xiv. 16 17 EAR Lord-and shall thy Spirit rest as d Unworthy dwelling!—glorious Guest ' Favours astonishing-divine!
o 3 Sure the blest Comforter is nigh; 'Tis he sustains my fainting heart; Else would my hopes forever die, And every cheering ray depart.
4 When some kind promise glads my sou. Do I not find his healing voice
The tempest of my fears control,
And bid my drooping powers rejoice'
Whene'er to call the Saviour mine, With ardent wish my heart aspires, Can it be less than Power Divine, Which animates these strong desires? 6 And when my cheerful hope can say, d "I love my God, and taste his grace,' e Lord, is it not thy blissful ray,
Which brings this dawn of sacred peace? -7 Let thy kind Spirit in my heart Forever dwell, O God of love; • And light, and heavenly peace impart― Sweet earnests of the joys above.
HYMN 43. 8s.
THE moment a sinner believes, And trusts in his crucified God, o His pardon at once he receivesRedemption in full through his blood.
• 2 Though thousands and thousands of foes
Their rage he, through Christ, can oppose,
-3 The faith that unites to the Lamb,
-6 Bids sins of a crimson-like dye
Be spotless as snow, and as white; o And raises the sinner on high, To dwell with the angels of light.
o 4 It treads on the world, and on hell,
And makes wounded consciences whole ;
HYMN 44. S. M.
It boasts of a celestial birth,
But looks for all in Christ.
When filled with deep distress;
And trusts his righteousness.
Aspiring, view those holy men,
HYMN 45. C. M. Arundel. [*]
Faith encouraged by ancient Example. Heb. xi. 13. 0 1 ISE, O my soul, pursue the path,
-2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear,
Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds,
4 Lord, may I ever keep in view
• 3 'Twas through the Lamb's most precious blood, They conquered every foe;
And to his power and matchless grace,
Beneath EMMANUEL's shining face,
HYMN 46 L. M. Oporto. [*]
The new Convert.
HE new-born child of gospel grace,
2 No fears he feels-he sees no foesNo conflict yet his faith employs ;