Imatges de pàgina

My vile ingratitude I mourn :

O take the wanderer home.

3 And canst thou-wilt thou yet forgive,
And bid my crimes remove?
And shall a pardoned rebel live,
To speak thy wondrous love?

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-
Dear Saviour, I adore;

O keep me at thy sacred feet,
And let me rove no more.

HYMN 38. L. M. Armley. [b]
Sinner submitting to God.



TEARY of struggling with my pain,
Hopeless to burst this sinful chain,
At length I give the contest o'er,
And seek to free myself no more.

2 From my own works at last I cease-
God, who creates, must seal my peace;
Fruitless my toil, and vain my care,
Unless thy sovereign grace I share.
e 3 Lord, I despair myself to heal;
I see my sin, but cannot feel;
I cannot, till thy Spirit blow,
And bid th' obedient waters flow.
-4 'Tis thine a heart of flesh to give;
Thy gifts I only can receive;
Here, then, to thee I all resign;
To draw, redeem, and seal is thine.


• 5 Speak, gracious Lord, my sickness cure ; Make my infected nature pure;

Peace, righteousness, and joy, impart,
And pour thyself into my heart.

HYMN 39. C. M. Reading. [b]
Sinner resolving to go to Christ. Esth. iv. 16.


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
"Hath like a mountain rose;
"I know his courts, I'll enter in,
"Whatever may oppose.

e 3 "Prostrate I'll lie before his throne,
"And there my guilt confess;
P "I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone,
"Without his sovereign grace.

o 4 "I'll to the gracious King approach,
"Whose sceptre pardon gives;
"Perhaps he may command my touch-
"And then the suppliant lives.

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 am resolved to try;
"For if I stay away, I know

"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,
I chose a legal course:

Much I fasted, watched, and strove,
Scarce would show my face abroad;
e Feared, almost, to speak or move-
A stranger still to God.

HYMN 40. 7 & 6. Clark's. [b]

The Heart healed by Mercy.

-3 Thus afraid to trust his grace,
Long time did I rebel;
Till, despairing of my case,
Down at his feet I fell:


• Then my stubborn heart he broke,
And subdued me to his sway;
By a simple word he spoke-
66 'Thy sins are done away."


HYMN 41. L. M. Islington. [*]
The happy Change.

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
Our noblest bliss, and proper end;
And gladly every idol leave,

To love and serve our Lord and Friend.

e 2 When sin prevails, and gloomy fear,
And hope almost expires in night;
Lord, can thy Spirit then be here
-Great spring of comfort, life, and light?


HYMN 42. L. M. Portugal. [b*]

e 1

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.
Power of Faith.



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
Against him in malice unite-

Their rage he, through Christ, can oppose,
Led forth by the Spirit to fight.

-3 The faith that unites to the Lamb,
And brings such salvation as this,
Is more than mere fancy, or name—
d The work of God's Spirit it is.

Bethany. [*]
Rom. i. 17.

-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,
It vanquishes death and despair,
e And what is still stranger to tell,
d It overcomes heaven by prayer.
o 5 It says to the mountains, "Depart,"
That stand betwixt God and the soul;
It binds up the broken in heart,

And makes wounded consciences whole ;




HYMN 44. S. M.

Peckham. [*]
Preciousness of Faith. Eph. ii. 8. 2 Pet. i. 1.
AITH-'tis a precious grace,


It boasts of a celestial birth,
And is the gift of God.
2 Jesus it owns as King,
And all-atoning Priest;
It claims no merit of its own,

But looks for all in Christ.
3 To him it leads the soul,

When filled with deep distress;
Flies to the fountain of his blood,

And trusts his righteousness.
4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
And that divinely free;
Lord, send the Spirit of thy Son,
To work this faith in me.

Aspiring, view those holy men,
Who lived and walked with God.

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,
And in example live;

Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds,
Still fresh instruction give.

4 Lord, may I ever keep in view
The patterns thou hast given-
And ne'er forsake the blessed road,
That led them safe to heaven.


• 3 'Twas through the Lamb's most precious blood, They conquered every foe;

And to his power and matchless grace,
Their crowns of life they owe.


Beneath EMMANUEL's shining face,
Lifts up his blooming branch on high.

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 ;



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