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2 'T was grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,

The hour I first believed !
3 Through many dangers, toils and snares,

I have already come; 'T is grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.
4 Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the vail,

A life of joy and peace.
5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,

Will be for ever mine.





HYMN 426, C. M, 426

Submission in Trials.
My times of sorrow and of joy,

Great God! are in thy hand;
My choicest comforts come from thee,

And go at thy command.
2 If thou should'st take them all away,

Yet would I not repine;
Before they were possessed by me,

They were entirely thine.
3 Nor would I drop a murm’ring word,

Though the whole world were gone,
But seek enduring happiness,

In thee, and thee alone.


HYMN 427, C. M.
Habitual Devotion.



1 WHILE thee I seek, protecting Power!
And may this consecrated hour
With better hopes be filled.

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2 Thy love the power of thought bestoweå. mf To thee my thoughts would soar;

Thy mercy o'er my life las flowed,

That mercy I adore.
8 In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see !
Each blessing to my soul more dear,

Because conferred by them.
4 In every joy that days,

In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in prayer. mt' 5 When gladness wings my favored hour,

Thy love my breast shall fill; mp Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower,

My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The gathering storm shall see; mt My steadfast heart shall know no fear,-

That heart shall rest on thee.

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HYMN 428, 75. 428

A Blessing humbly requested. mp

ORD! we come before thee now;

At thy feet we humbly bow;
Oh! do not our suit disdain ;-

Shall we seek thee, Lord! in vain?
2 Lord! on thee our souls depend,

In compassion, now descend;
Fill our hearts with thy rich grace,

Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
3 In thine own appointed way,

Now we seek thee, here we stay ;
Lord! we know not how to go,

Till a blessing thou bestow.
4 Send some message, from thy word,

That may joy and peace afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.
5 Comfort those who weep and mourn,

Let the time of joy return;


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Those, who are cast down, lift up,

Make them strong in faith and hope.
6 Grant, that all may seek and find

Thee, a God supremely kind :
Heal the sick, the captive free,
Let us all rejoice in thee.


HYMN 429, L. M.

Forgiveness sought.


Forgive us through thy matchless grace;
On thee alone our souls rely,

Be thou our strength and righteousness. mp 2 Forgive thou us, as we forgive

The ills we suffer from our foes
Restore us, Lord! and bid us live;

Oh! let us in thine arms repose. mp 3 Forgive us, for our guilt is great,

Our wretched souls no merit claim;
For sovereign mercy still we wait,

And ask but in the Saviour's name.



4 Forgive us,-0 thou bleeding Lamb!

Thou risen-thou exalted Lord !
Thou great High-Prieste! our souls redeem,

And speak the pardon-sealing word.


HYMN 430, C. M. 430

The God of Bethel.
GOD of Bethel ! by whose hand

Thy people still are fed,
Who, through this weary pilgrimage,

Hast all our fathers led:


2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present,

Before thy throne of grace:
God of our fathers! be the God

Of their succeeding race.
3 Through each perplexing path of life,

Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide.

4 Oh! spread thy covering wings around,

Till all our wanderings cease,
And, at our Father's loved abode,

Our souls arrive in peace.
5 Such blessings, from thy gracious hand,

Our humble prayers implore;
And thou shalt be our chosen God,

Our portion evermore.



HYMN 431, 78. 431

Christ's Presence invoked. mf 1 ! : !

Love divine !--thyself impart;
Every fainting soul inspire;

Shine in every drooping heart.
2 Every mourning sinner cheer;

Scatter all our guilty gloom :
Saviour-Son of God! appear;

To thy living temples come.
3 Come, in this accepted hour,

Bring thy heavenly kingdom in; mf Fill us with thy glorious power

Rooting out the love of sin. 4 Nothing more can we require,

We will covet nothing less; mf Be thou all our heart's desire,

All our joy and all our peace.

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HYMN 432, C. M. 432

The Nature of Prayer.
1 PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire,

Uttered or unexpressed;

The motion of a hidden fire mp

That trembles in the breast.
2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,

The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye, -

When none but God is near.
3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech,

That; infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
The majesty on high.


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4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,

The Christian's native air;
His watchword at the gates of death,--

He enters heaven with prayer.
5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,

Returning from his ways;
While angels, in their songs, rejoice,

“Behold he prays!"
6 0 Thou! by whom we come to God,

The life, the truth, the way, -
The path of prayer thyself hast trod :-

Lord! teach us how to pray.

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And cry,



HYMN 433, 78. 433

Sin bewailed. 1 COME, my soul! thy suit prepare,

Jesus loves to answer prayer;

He himself has bid thee pray ; mf Rise, and ask without delay. mp 2. With my burden I begin ;~

Lord I remove this load of sin;
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt,

Set my conscience free from guilt.
3 Lord ! I come to thee for rest,

Take possession of my breast;
There, thy sovereign right maintain,

And, without a rival, reign.

4 While I am a pilgrim here,

Let thy love my spirit cheer,
Be my guide, my guard, my friend ;-

Lead me to my journey's end,
5 Shew me what I have to do,

Every hour ny strength renew;
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me die thy people's death.


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HYMN 434, C. M. 434

Prayer for needed Grace.
ATHER! whate’er of earthly bliss,

Thy sovereign will denies,
Accepted, at thy throne of grace,

Let this petition rise:

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