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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.

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HYMN 426, C. M, 426

Submission in Trials.
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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.

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HYMN 427, C. M.
Habitual Devotion.

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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 crowns.my 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.

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HYMN 429, L. M.

Forgiveness sought.
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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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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.
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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.
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ATHER! whate’er of earthly bliss,

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

Let this petition rise:

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