Imatges de pÓgina

? On earth we want the sight

Of our Redeemer's face;
Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight

To dwell upon thy grace.
3 And when we feel thy love,

Diviner joys arise ;
On wings of faith we soar above

To mansions in the skies.


L. M.

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Danvers. Nazareth. 196

The Spirit enlightening and renewing.
1 ETERNAL Spirit! we confess

And sing the wonders of thy grace;
Thy power conveys our blessings down

From God the Father, and the Son.
2 Enlightened by thine heavenly ray,

Our shades and darkness turn to day ;
Thine inward teachings make us know

Our danger and our refuge too.
3 Thy power and glory work within,

And break the chains of reigning sin ;
Our wild, imperious lusts subdue,

And form our wretched hearts anew.
4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice;

Thy cheering words awake our joys;
Thy words allay the stormy wind-
And calm the surges of the mind.

S. M.

Dover. Pentonville. 197

The indwelling Influences of the Spirit.
1 'TIS God the Spirit leads

In paths before unknown;
The work to be performed is ours,

The strength is all his own.
2 Supported by his grace,

We still pursue our way;
And hope at last to reach the prize,

Secure in endless day.
3 'Tis he that works to will,

'Tis he that works to do;
Ilis is the power by which we act,

llis he the glory too.

L. M.

Medway. Bath, 198

Teachings of the Spirit.
1 COME, blessed Spirit, source of light,

Whose power and grace are unconfined,
Dispel the gloomy shades of night,

The thicker darkness of the mind.
2 To mine illumined eyes display

The glorious truth thy words reveal;
Cause me to run the heavenly way,

Make me delight to do thy will.
3 Thine inward teachings make me know

The mysteries of redeeming love,
The vanity of things below,

And excellence of things above.
4 While through this dubious niaze 1 stray,

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad ; Oh show the dangers of the way,

And guide my feeble steps to God.

C. M.

Lutzen. Stephens. 199

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
1 NOT all the outward forms on earth,

Nor rites that God has given,
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,

Can raise a soul to heaven.
2 The sovereign will of God alone

Creates us heirs of grace ;
Born in the image of his Son,

A new, peculiar race.
3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind,

Blows on the sons of flesh,
New-models all the carnal mind,

And forms the man afresh.
4 Our quickened souls awake and rise

From their long sleep of death;
On heavenly things we fix our eyes,

And praise employs our breath. 200

C. M. St. Martin's. Stamford. 1 LET songs of praises fill the sky!

Behold th' ascended Lord
Sends down his Spirit froin on high,

And thus fulfils his word.

2 The Spirit, by his heavenly breath,

New life creates within :
He raises sinners from the death

Of trespasses and sin.
3 The things of Christ the Spirit takes,

And shows themi unto inen;
The humble soul his temple makes,

God's image stamps again.
Aff 4 Come, Holy Spirit! from above,

With thy celestial fire ;
Oh come with holy zeal and love
Each heart and tongue inspire !
L. M.

Duke Street. 201

Descent of the Holy Spirit.
1 BLEST day! when our ascended Lord

Fulfilled his own prophetic word ;
Sent down his Spirit, to inspire

His saints, baptized with holy fire.
2 While by his power these signs were wrought,

While divers tongues his wisdom taught,
His love one only subject gave-

That Jesus died the world to save!
3 Sure peace with God!- the joyful sound

Pours wide its sacred influence round;
Relenting foes his grace receive,
And humbled myriads hear and live!


S. M. Little Marlboro'. Haverhill 202

Influences of the Spirit implored

[To renew and sanctify.)
Aff 1 COME, Holy Spirit, come,

With energy divine ;
And on this poor benighted soul

With beams of mercy shine.
2 Oh! melt this frozen heart;

This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,

And form me all anew.
3 Mine will the profit be,

But thine shall be the praise ;
And unto thee will I devote

The remnant of my days.




S. M.

Olmutz. Hudson, Aff 1 COME, Holy Spirit, come!

Let thy bright beains arise:
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,

The darkness from our eyes.
2 Convince us all of sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood;
And to our wondering view reveal

The mercies of our God.
3 Revive our drooping faith,

Our doubts and fears remove ;
And kindle in our breasts the fame

Of never-dying love.
4 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life in every part,

And new-create the whole. mp 5 Dwell, Spirit, in our hearts;

Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know, and praise, and love,

The Father, Son, and Thee. 204

Pleyel's Hymn. Edyfield. Af 1 HOLY GHOST, with light divine,

Shine upon this heart of mine;
Chase the shades of night away,

Turn the darkness into day.
2 Let me see my Saviour's face,

Let me all his beauties trace:
Show those glorious truths to me,

Which are only known by thee.
3 Holy Ghost, with power divine,

Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
Long has sin,

without control,
Held dominion o'er my soul.
4 Holy Ghost, with joy divine,

Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Bid my many woes depart,

Heal my wounded, bleeding heart.
5 Holy Spirit, all divine,

Dwell within this heart of mine ;
Cast down every idol throne,
Reign supreme and reign alone.



L. M. Alfreton. St. Paul's. Aff

1 COME, sacred Spirit, from above,

And fill the colde it heart with love:

Oh! turn to flesh the flinty stone,
: 1. And let thy sovereign power be known.
2 Speak thou—and from the haughtiest eyes

Shall floods of contrite sorrow rise;
While all their glowing souls are borne

To seek that grace which now they scorn. 3 Oh! let a holy flock await,

In crowds around thy temple-gate!
Eaclı pressing on with zeal to be

A living sacrifice to thee. 206

C. M.

Grafton. Medfield.

[To quicken.]
Af 1 COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers,
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.
2 Look! how we grovel here below,

Fond of these trifling toys!
Our souls can neither fly nor go,

To reach eternal joys.
3 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise ;
Hosannas languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.
4 Dear Lord! and shall we ever lie

In this poor dying state,
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,

And thine to us so great!
nf 5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers ;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours. 207

L. M.

Hingham. Ward

(To guide.)
Af 1 COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With light and comfort from above:
Be thou our guardian-thou our guide !
O'or every thought and step preside.

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