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2 To us the light of truth display,

And make us kuow and choose thy way:
Plant holy fear in every heart,

That we from God may ne'er depart.
3 Lead us to holiness--the road

Which we must take to dwell with God :
Lead us to Christ—the living way;

Nor let us from his pastures stray.
4 Lead us to God-our final rest,

To be with him forever blest :
Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share

Fulness of joy forever there! 208

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Dedham. Ely. Af 1 FATHER, to thee our souls we lift,

On thee our hope depends,
Convinced that every perfect gift

From thee alone descends.
2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,

And power and wisdom too;
Without the Spirit of thy Son

We nothing good can do.
3 Thou all our works in us hast wrought,

Our good is all divine;
The praise of every holy thought,

And righteous word, is thine.
4 From thee-through Jesus—we receive

The power on thee to call ;
In thee, O Lord, we move, and live-

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.
2 Hast thou imparted to our souls

A living spark of holy fire ?
Oh! kindle now the sacred flame;

Make us to burn with pure desire.
3. Still brighter faith and hope impart,

And let us now our Saviour see:
Oh! soothe and cheer each burdened heart,

And bid our spirits rest in thee.

C. M.

C. M.

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St. Martin's. Mear. Af 1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift,

Behold thy servants wait;
With longing eyes—and lifted hands,

We flock around thy gate.
2 Oh shed abroad that royal gift,

Thy Spirit from above,
To bless our eyes with sacred light,

And fire our hearts with love.
3 Blest earnest of eternal joy,

Declare our sins forgiven;
And bear, with energy divine,

Our raptured thoughts to heaven. 211

Bedford. York. Aff 1 FATHER of all-in whom alone

We live, and move, and breathe ;
One bright celestial ray send down,

And cheer thy sons beneath.
2 While in thy word we search for thee,

Oh fill our souls with awe;
Thy light impart, that we may see

The wonders of thy law.
3 Now let our darkness comprehend

The light that shines so clear;
Now thy revealing Spirit send,

And give us ears to hear.
4 Before us make thy goodness pass,

Which here by faith we know;
Let us in Jesus see thy face,

And die to all below.
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Af 1 0 THOU that hearest prayer !

Attend our humble cry;
And let thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high:
We plead the promise of thy word,
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord !
2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply ;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray.

H. M.

Bethesda.

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3 Um heavenly Father thou-

We-children of thy grace-
Oh let thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place;
So shall we feel the heavenly flaine,

And all unite to praise thy name. 213

Benson, Messina.

[To comfort. 1
Aff 1 HOLY GHOST, dispel our sadness,

Pierce the clouds of nature's night;
Come, thou source of joy and gladness,

Breathe thy life--and spread thy light.
2 Author of our new creation,

Bid us all thine influence prove;
Make our souls thy habitation;

Shed abroad the Saviour's love. 214

1 COME, divine and peaceful Guest,

Enter each devoted breast;
Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,

Kindle there the gospel fire.
2 Bid our sin and sorrow cease;

Fill us with thy heavenly peace;
Joy divine we then shall prove,

Light of truth-and fire of love. 215

Alcester. Naples. Af 1 GRACIOUS Spirit-Love divine !

Let thy light within me shine;
All my guilty fears remove,

Fill me with thy heavenly love.
2 Speak thy pardoning grace to me,

Set the burdened sinner free;
Lead me to the Lamb of God,

Wash me in his precicus blood.
3 Life and peace to me impart;

Seal salvation on my heart:
Breathe thyself into my breast,

Earnest of immortal rest.
4 Let me never from thee stray,

Keep me in the narrow way;
Fill my soul with joy divine ;
Keep me, Lord, forever thiné.

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Amsterdam.
I SAVIOUR, I thy word believe,

My unbelief reinove;
Now thy quickening Spirit give,

The unction from above :
Show me, Lord, how good thou art;

Now thy gracious word fulfil;
Send the witness to my heart,

The Holy Ghost reveal.
2 Blessed Comforter, come down,

And live and move in me;
Make my every deed thine own,

In all things led by thee:
Bid my sin and fear depart,

And, within, oh deign to dwell;
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Thy perfect light reveal.
3 Whom the world cannot receive,

O Lord, reveal in me;
Son of God, I cease to live,

Unless I live to thee:
Make me choose the better part;

Oh, do thou my pardon seal;
Send'the witness to my heart,

The Holy Ghost reveal. 217

L. M.

Medway
Aff 1 GREAT God, and shall thy Spirit rest

In such a wretched heart as mine?
Unworthy dwelling !-glorious Guest !

How great the favor!-how divine !
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?
3 Sure the blest Comforter is nigh!

'Tis he sustains my fainting heart ! Else would my hope forever die,

And every cheering ray depart. 4 when

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cheerful hope can say,

my God, and taste his grace,” Lord, is it not thy blissful ray

Which brings this dawn of sacred peace ?

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5 Let thy good Spirit in my heart

Forever dwell- O God of love!
And light and heavenly peace impart-

Sweet earnest of the joys above. 218

Medway. Batb. 1 THE Holy Spirit sure is nigh !

'Tis he sustains my fainting heart !
Else would my hope forever die,

And every cheering ray depart.
When some kind promise glads my soul,

Do I not find his healing voice
The tempest of my fears control,

And bid iny drooping powers rejoice ?
3 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 ?
4 What less than thy almighty word

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
Amid our gloom and darkness shine,

And guide our souls above.
2 Draw, with thy still small voice,

Us from each sinful way ;
And bid the mourning saint rejoice,

Though earthly joys decay.
3 By thine inspiring breath

Make every cloud of care,
And e'en the gloomy vale of death,

A smile of glory wear.
4 Oh, fill thou every heart

With love to all our race!
Great Comforter! to us impart

These blessings of thy grace. 220

Hingham. Brentford. Aff 1 BREATHE, Holy Spirit, from above,

Until our hearts with fervor glow:
Oh, kindle there a Saviour's love,

True sympathy with human wo.

S. M.

L. M.

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