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2 To us the light of truth display,
And make us kuow and choose thy way:
That we from God may ne'er depart.
Which we must take to dwell with God :
Nor let us from his pastures stray.
To be with him forever blest :
Fulness of joy forever there! 208
Dedham. Ely. Af 1 FATHER, to thee our souls we lift,
On thee our hope depends,
From thee alone descends.
And power and wisdom too;
We nothing good can do.
Our good is all divine;
And righteous word, is thine.
The power on thee to call ;
Our God is all in all. 209
L. M. Summer. Warrington.
[To prepare for Worship.] Aff 1 COME, Holy Spirit, calm each mind,
And fit us to approach our God; Remove each vain, each worldly thought,
And lead us to thy blest abode.
A living spark of holy fire ?
Make us to burn with pure desire.
And let us now our Saviour see:
And bid our spirits rest in thee.
St. Martin's. Mear. Af 1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift,
Behold thy servants wait;
We flock around thy gate.
Thy Spirit from above,
And fire our hearts with love.
Declare our sins forgiven;
Our raptured thoughts to heaven. 211
Bedford. York. Aff 1 FATHER of all-in whom alone
We live, and move, and breathe ;
And cheer thy sons beneath.
Oh fill our souls with awe;
The wonders of thy law.
The light that shines so clear;
And give us ears to hear.
Which here by faith we know;
And die to all below.
Attend our humble cry;
Thy blessing from on high:
Their children when they cry;
Their children's wants supply ;
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3 Um heavenly Father thou-
We-children of thy grace-
Descend and fill the place;
And all unite to praise thy name. 213
[To comfort. 1
Pierce the clouds of nature's night;
Breathe thy life--and spread thy light.
Bid us all thine influence prove;
Shed abroad the Saviour's love. 214
1 COME, divine and peaceful Guest,
Enter each devoted breast;
Kindle there the gospel fire.
Fill us with thy heavenly peace;
Light of truth-and fire of love. 215
Alcester. Naples. Af 1 GRACIOUS Spirit-Love divine !
Let thy light within me shine;
Fill me with thy heavenly love.
Set the burdened sinner free;
Wash me in his precicus blood.
Seal salvation on my heart:
Earnest of immortal rest.
Keep me in the narrow way;
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My unbelief reinove;
The unction from above :
Now thy gracious word fulfil;
The Holy Ghost reveal.
And live and move in me;
In all things led by thee:
And, within, oh deign to dwell;
O Lord, reveal in me;
Unless I live to thee:
Oh, do thou my pardon seal;
The Holy Ghost reveal. 217
In such a wretched heart as mine?
How great the favor!-how divine !
And hope almost expires in night,
Great spring of comfort, life, and light?
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart ! Else would my hope forever die,
And every cheering ray depart. 4 when
cheerful hope can say,
my God, and taste his grace,” Lord, is it not thy blissful ray
Which brings this dawn of sacred peace ?
5 Let thy good Spirit in my heart
Forever dwell- O God of love!
Sweet earnest of the joys above. 218
Medway. Batb. 1 THE Holy Spirit sure is nigh !
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart !
And every cheering ray depart.
Do I not find his healing voice
And bid iny drooping powers rejoice ?
With ardent wish, my heart aspires ;
Which animates these strong desires ?
Can raise my heart from earth and dust, And bid me cleave to thee, my Lord,
My life, my treasure, and my trust? 219
Bethany. Haverhill. Af 1 BLEST Comforter divine!
Let rays of heavenly love
And guide our souls above.
Us from each sinful way ;
Though earthly joys decay.
Make every cloud of care,
A smile of glory wear.
With love to all our race!
These blessings of thy grace. 220
Hingham. Brentford. Aff 1 BREATHE, Holy Spirit, from above,
Until our hearts with fervor glow:
True sympathy with human wo.