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? On earth we want the sight
Of our Redeemer's face;
To dwell upon thy grace.
Diviner joys arise ;
To mansions in the skies.
Danvers. Nazareth. 196
The Spirit enlightening and renewing.
And sing the wonders of thy grace;
From God the Father, and the Son.
Our shades and darkness turn to day ;
Our danger and our refuge too.
And break the chains of reigning sin ;
And form our wretched hearts anew.
Thy cheering words awake our joys;
Dover. Pentonville. 197
The indwelling Influences of the Spirit.
In paths before unknown;
The strength is all his own.
We still pursue our way;
Secure in endless day.
'Tis he that works to do;
llis he the glory too.
Medway. Bath, 198
Teachings of the Spirit.
Whose power and grace are unconfined,
The thicker darkness of the mind.
The glorious truth thy words reveal;
Make me delight to do thy will.
The mysteries of redeeming love,
And excellence of things above.
Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad ; Oh show the dangers of the way,
And guide my feeble steps to God.
Lutzen. Stephens. 199
Regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
Nor rites that God has given,
Can raise a soul to heaven.
Creates us heirs of grace ;
A new, peculiar race.
Blows on the sons of flesh,
And forms the man afresh.
From their long sleep of death;
And praise employs our breath. 200
C. M. St. Martin's. Stamford. 1 LET songs of praises fill the sky!
Behold th' ascended Lord
And thus fulfils his word.
2 The Spirit, by his heavenly breath,
New life creates within :
Of trespasses and sin.
And shows themi unto inen;
God's image stamps again.
With thy celestial fire ;
Duke Street. 201
Descent of the Holy Spirit.
Fulfilled his own prophetic word ;
His saints, baptized with holy fire.
While divers tongues his wisdom taught,
That Jesus died the world to save!
Pours wide its sacred influence round;
S. M. Little Marlboro'. Haverhill 202
Influences of the Spirit implored
[To renew and sanctify.)
With energy divine ;
With beams of mercy shine.
This stubborn will subdue;
And form me all anew.
But thine shall be the praise ;
The remnant of my days.
Olmutz. Hudson, Aff 1 COME, Holy Spirit, come!
Let thy bright beains arise:
The darkness from our eyes.
Then lead to Jesus' blood;
The mercies of our God.
Our doubts and fears remove ;
Of never-dying love.
To sanctify the soul,
And new-create the whole. mp 5 Dwell, Spirit, in our hearts;
Our minds from bondage free;
The Father, Son, and Thee. 204
Pleyel's Hymn. Edyfield. Af 1 HOLY GHOST, with light divine,
Shine upon this heart of mine;
Turn the darkness into day.
Let me all his beauties trace:
Which are only known by thee.
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Heal my wounded, bleeding heart.
Dwell within this heart of mine ;
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,
Shall floods of contrite sorrow rise;
To seek that grace which now they scorn. 3 Oh! let a holy flock await,
In crowds around thy temple-gate!
A living sacrifice to thee. 206
With all thy quickening powers,
In these cold hearts of ours.
Fond of these trifling toys!
To reach eternal joys.
In vain we strive to rise ;
And our devotion dies.
In this poor dying state,
And thine to us so great!
With all thy quickening powers ;
And that shall kindle ours. 207
With light and comfort from above: