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To show the dangers of the way,
88 and 78.
Pierce the clouds of nature's night;
Breathe thy life, and spread thy light. 2 Author of our new creation!
Bid us all thine influence prove;
And fit me to approach my God; Remove each vain, each worldly thoughly
And lead me to thy blest abode. 2 Hast thou imparted to my soul
A living spark of holy fire?
Make me to burn with pure desire. 3 A brighter faith and hope impart,
And let me now my Saviour see;
L. M. 207.
• The sight of God and Christ in Heaven. 1 DESCEND from heaven, immortal Dove!
Stoop down, and take us on thy wings, And mount, and bear us far above
The reach of these inferior things; 2 Beyond-beyond this lower sky,
Up where eternal ages roll,
And fruits immortal feast the soul. 3 Oh! for a sight, a blissful sight
of our almighty Father's throne ! There sits the Saviour, crowned with light,
Clothed in a body like our own.
4 Adoring saints around him stand,
And thrones and powers before him fall ; The God shines gracious through the man,
And sheds sweet glories on them all.
While to their golden harps they sing,
Shine upon this heart of mine;
Turn my darkness into day.
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
Held dominion o'er my soul.
Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Heal my wounded, bleeding heart.
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Various Influences desired.
Our contrite hearts inspire;
And feed the pure desire.
With guilt and fear oppressed ;
And give the weary rest.
Whate'er that sin may be ;
4 Then with our spirits witness bear,
That we are sons of God;
S. M. 210.
Prayer for the Spirit. 1 BLEST Comforter divine !
Let rays of heavenly love
To guide our souls above.
From every sinful way;
Though earthly joys decay. 3 By thine inspiring breath,
Make every cloud of care,
A smile of glory wear.
With love to all our race:
L. M. 211.
Prayer for Light and Guidance. 1 COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove!
With light and comfort from above;
O’er every thought and step preside. 2 To us the light of truth display,
And make us know and choose thy way;
That we from God may ne'er depart. 3 Lead us to holiness-the road
That we must take to dwell with God:
Nor let us from his precepts stray,
To be with him for ever blessed;
C. M. 212.
The Sealing of the Spirit. 1 WHY should the children of a king
Go mourning all their days ?-
Some tokens of thy grace.
And seal the heirs of heaven?
And show my sins forgiven ?
In the Redeemer's blood;
That I am born of God.
The pledge of joys to come;
Though I have done thee such despite;
Nor take thine everlasting flight. 2 Though I have most unfaithful been
Of all who e'er thy grace received ;
Ten thou times thy goodness grieved ; 3 Yet, Oh ! the chief of sinners spare,
In honor of my great High-Priest ;
I shall not see thy people's rest. 4 My weary soul, O God! release,
Uphold me with thy gracious hand;
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart;
Else would my hope for ever die,
And every cheering ray depart. 2 Whene'er, to call the Saviour mine,
With ardent wish my heart aspires, Can it be less than power divine,
That animates these strong desires ? 3 And, when my cheerful hope can say,,
I love my God and taste his grace,
That brings this dawn of sacred peace ? 4 Let thy good Spirit in my heart
For ever dwell, O God of love!
O. M. 215.
The Necessity of renewing Grace 1 HOW helpless guilty nature lies,
Unconscious of its load!
To happiness and God.
The stubborn will subdue ?
To form the heart anew.
And upward bid them rise;.
From reason's darkened eyes ;-
And bid the sinner live;
"T is thine alone to give. 5 Oh! change these wretched hearts of ours,
And give them life divine;
C. M. 216.
The Spirit desired.
Behold thy servants wait;