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In heaven itself he stands,

A heavenly priesthood his :
In him the shadows of the law

Are all fulfilled, and now withdraw.
3 And, though awhile he be

Hid from the eyes of men,
His people look to see

Their great High-Priest again :
mj In brightest glory he will come,
And take his waiting people home.

HYMN 197, C. M. 197

Our great High-Priest.
TOME, let us join our songs of praise

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He entered heaven, with all our names

Engraven on his breast.
2 Below, he washed our guilt away,

By his atoning blood;
Now he appears before the throne,

And pleads our cause with God.
3 Clothed with our nature still, he knows

The weakness of our frame,
And how to shield us from the foes

Whom he himself o'ercame.
4 Nor time, nor distance, e'er shall quench

The fervors of his love;
For us he died in kindness here,

And intercedes above.
5 Oh! may we ne'er forget his grace,

Nor blush to hear his name;
Still may our hearts hold fast his faith,

Our lips his praise proclaim.

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HOLY SPIRIT.

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HYMN 198, C. M.

Breathing after the Holy Spirit.
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Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove !
With all thy quickening powers,

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Kindle a flame of sacred love,

In these cold hearts of ours. тр 2 Look-how we grovel here below,

Fond of these trifling toys !
Our souls can neither fly nor go,

To reach eternal joys.
3 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise; > Hosannas languish on our tongues, mp And our devotion dies. P 4 Dear Lord ! and shall we ever live,

At this poor dying rate,
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,

And thine to us so great? mf 5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove!

With all thy quickening powers; Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

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HYMN 199, S. M.

Convicting and sanctifying Influence. m 1 <

Let thy bright beams arise ; Dispel the sorrow from our minds,

The darkness from our eyes.
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2 Convince us of our sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood;
And, to our wondering view, reveal

The secret love of God.
3 'T is thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life in every part,

And new-create the whole.
4 Revive our drooping faith;

Our doubts and fears remove;

And kindle in our breast the flame mf Of never-dying love.

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HYMN 200, 7s.

Influences of the Spirit. af 1 QRACIOUS Spirit! Love Divine !

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All my guilty fears remove,

Fill me with thy heavenly love.
2 Speak thy pard'ning grace to me,

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

Wash me in his precious 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! for ever thine.

HYMN 201, L. M. 201

The Spirit grieved. dol 1

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HE Spirit, like a peaceful dove,

Flies from the realms of noise and strife;
Why should we vex and grieve his love,

Who seals our souls to heavenly life?
2 Tender and kind be all our thoughts,

Through all our lives let mercy run:
So God forgives our numerous faults,

For the dear sake of Christ, his Son.

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HYMN 202, H. M. 202

Plending the Promise of the Spirit. mp 10 THOU that hearést prayer!

Attend our humble ;
And let thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high !
We plead the promise of thy word;

Grant us thy IIoly Spirit, Lord !
2 If earthly parents hear

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

Their varied wants supply;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,

And answer when thy children pray.
3 Our heavenly Father, thou;

We, children of thy grace:

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Oh! let thy Spirit now

Descend, and fill the place:
So shall we feel the heavenly flame,

And all unite to praise thy name.
4 Oh! send thy Spirit down

On all the nations, Lord !
With great success to crown

The preaching of thy word,
Till heathen lands shall own thy sway,
And cast their idol-gods away.

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HYMN 203, s. M.
The indwelling Influences of the Spirit.
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'T IS God, the Spirit, leads

In paths before unknown;
The work to be performed is ours,

The strength is all his own.
2 Supported by his grace,

We still pursue our way;
And hope at last to reach the prize,

Secure in endless day.
3 'Tis he that works to will,

'Tis he that works to do;
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HYMN 204, L. M.

T'eachings of the Spirit. 1

blessed Spirit! source of light, Whose power and grace are unconfined, Dispel the gloomy shades of night,--

The thicker darkness of the mind.
2 To mine illumined eyes, display

The glorious truth thy word reveals ;
Cause me to run the heavenly way,

Thy book unfold, and loose the seals.
3 Thine inward teachings make me know

The mysteries of redeeming love,
The vanity of things below,

And excellence of things above.
4 While through this dubious maze I stray,

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad,

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To show the dangers of the way,
And guide my feeble steps to God.

HYMN 205, 8s and 78. 205

Prayer for comforting Influences.
mf 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.

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HYMN 206, L. M. 206

Prayer for spiritual Enjoyment.
TOME, IIoly Spirit! calm my mind,

And fit me to approach my God;
Remove each vain, each worldly thought,

And lead me to thy blest abode.
2 Hast thou imparted to my soul

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

Make me to burn with pure desire. mf 3 A brighter faith and hope impart,

And let me now my Saviour see;
Oh! soothe and cheer my burdened heart,
And bid my spirit rest in thee.

HYMN 207, L. M. 207

The Sight of God and Christ in Heaven,
ESCEND 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,
Where solid pleasures never die,

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.

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