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5 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears,
And kindle my relentings now;
Fill my whole soul with filial fears;
To thy sweet yoke my spirit bow;
Bend by thy grace, O bend or break
The iron sinew in my neck!

6 Ah, give me, Lord, the tender heart, That trembles at the approach of sin : A godly fear of sin impart;

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Implant, and root it deep within; That I may dread thy gracious power,

And never dare to' offend thee more.

HYMN 187. 8 lines 7's, 6's, & 1-8.

SON

ON of God, if thy free grace
Again hath rais'd me up;

Call'd me still to seek thy face,
And giv'n me back my hope:
Still thy timely help afford,

And all thy loving-kindness shew;
Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

2 By me, O my Saviour, stand,
In sore temptation's hour;

Save me with thine out-stretch'd hand,
And shew forth all thy power;

O be mindful of thy word;

Thy all-sufficient grace

bestow;

Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

3 Give me, Lord, a holy fear,

And fix it in my heart;

That I may from evil near
With timely care depart ;

Sin be more than hell abhorr'd, Till thou destroy the tyrant foe keep me, gracious Lord,

Keep me,

And never let me go.

4 Never let me leave thy breast,
From thee, my Saviour, stray;
Thou art my Support and Rest,
My true and living_Way;
My exceeding great Reward,

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In heaven above, and earth below :
Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

5 Never let me go, till I
Upborne on wings of love,
Gain the region of the sky,
And take my seat above;
See thee by all heaven ador'd,

And all thy glorious fulness know,
Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,
And never let me go.

HYMN 188. 8 lines 7's, 6's, & 1-8.

Land art thou pacify'd?

ORD, and is thine anger gone!

After all that I have done,

Dost thou no longer chide?
Let thy love my heart constrain,
And all my restless passions sway:
Keep me, lest I turn again

Out of the narrow way.

2 If I have begun once more Thy sweet return to feel:

If even now I find thy power
Present my soul to heal:
Still and quiet may I lie,

Nor struggle out of thine embrace :
Never more resist or fly

From thy pursuing grace.

3 To the cross, thine altar, bind Me with the cords of love; Freedom let me never find

From thee, my Lord, to move; That I never, never more

May with my much-lov'd Master part, To the posts of mercy's door

O nail my willing heart!

4 See my utter helplessness,
And leave me not alone;
O preserve in perfect peace,
And seal me for thine own.
More and more thyself reveal,
Thy presence let me always find :
Comfort, and confirm, and heal
My feeble, sin-sick mind.

5 As the apple of thine eye

Thy weakest servant keep;
Help me at thy feet to lie,

And there for ever weep:
Tears of joy mine eyes o'erflow,
That I have any hope of heaven;
Much of love I ought to know,
For I have much forgiven,

PART IV. FOR BELIEVERS.

SECTION I. Rejoicing.

HYMN 189.

6 lines 8's.

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NOW I have found the ground wherein
Sure my soul's anchor may remain;

The wounds of Jesus for my sin,

Before the world's foundation slain;
Whose mercy shall unshaken stay,
When heaven and earth are fled away.

2 Father, thine everlasting grace

Our scanty thought surpasses far:
Thy heart still melts with tenderness;
Tby arms of love still open are,
Returning sinners to receive,
That mercy they may taste, and live.

3 0 Love, thou bottomless abyss!

My sins are swallow'd up in thee;
Cover'd is my unrighteousness,
Nor spot of guilt remains on me,
While Jesu's blood, through earth and skies,
Mercy, free boundless mercy, cries!
4 By faith I plunge me in this sea,

Here is my hope, my joy, my rest;
Hither when hell assails, I flee;
I look into my Saviour's breast;
Away sad doubt, and anxious fear,
Mercy is all that's written there.

5 Though waves and storms go o'er my head, Though strength, and health, and friends

be gone;

Though joys be wither'd all and dead,
Though every comfort be withdrawn ;

On this my steadfast soul relies,
Father, thy mercy never dies.

6 Fixt on this ground will I remain,

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Though my heart fail, and flesh decay; This anchor shall my soul sustain,

When earth's foundations melt away; Mercy's full power I then shall prove, Lov'd with an everlasting Love.

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JESUS, thy Blood and Righteousness

My beauty are, my glorious dress: 'Midst faming worlds in these array'd, With joy shall I lift up my head. 2 Bold shall I stand in thy great day; For who-aught to my charge shall lay? Fully absolv'd through these I am, From sin and fear, from guilt and shame. 3 The holy, meek, unspotted Lamb, Who from the Father's bosom came; Who died for me, even me to' atone, Now for my Lord and God I own. 4 Lord, I believe thy precious blood, Which at the Mercy-seat of God, For ever doth for sinners plead, For me, even for my soul was shed. 5 Lord, I believe, were sinners more Than sands upon the ocean shore, Thou hast for ALL a ransom paid, For ALL a full atonement made. 6 When from the dust of earth I rise, To claim my mansion in the skies, Even then this shall be all my plea, Jesus hath liv'd, hath died for ME.

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