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8. 7. 4.
Let our needs be what they may,
Desiring to honour the Lord.—Ps. XXV. 5.
Lead me forth by thy right hand,
Let me never
Leave me not to walk alone;
And with boldness, Make thy matchless wonders known.. 3 May my soul be sweetly filled,
With the treasures of my God;
And with pleasure,
642. Prayer for the Presence and Blessing of Christ.–Exod xxxii. 15.
Thy earthly courts we tread;
We come to see thy face,
And banquet with our Head:
And hope that with us thou wilt be. 2 Though base and vile we are,
Nor goodness have to bring,
While Jesus is our King;
Upon his grace to come and feast. 3 With Christ we would be fed;
By faith upon him live;
And thou hast this to give:
The same.-Ps. xxviii, 9.
AGAIN, dear Lord, we would be fed;
And feast on love divine :
And make each face to shine.
And let us feast indeed:
« Watch and be sober."- Thess. v, 6.
3 May faith be strong, and pierce the skies, And we with pleasure realize,
The glory now prepared: Commune with Jesus as our Friend; Upon him live; his love commend;
And carnal things discard.
A boundless stock of grace;
lis. Watch, watch & be sober, ye children of God; Your wonderful Lover has bought you with blood;
[life; Your Husband and Saviour for you gave his Then be your behaviour becoming his wife.
2 Owatch against trusting to your native strength; Behold Peter boasting, but o'ercome at length: Your strength will forsake you & leave you to fall, Unless the Lord make you to trust him for all.
3 Treat all as deceivers that lead not to Christ; As holy believers, rely on your Priest;, Watch ye against sleeping, & stand to your post, Lest you should go weeping, while Canaanites
[boast. By awful temptations attack'd and distress'd, Tho' thousand vexations each moment molest,
Yet watch against falling, & yield not to doubt, On Christ your Lord calling, your foes you
"Watch and pray."-Matt. xxvi. 41.
Aiming to distress the mind.
They from danger are not free:
Something fills them with dismay. 3 Thus beset, they daily feel
They have neither strength nor skill
Or to guard against the woe.
Must they of the prize despair?
For the Lord will guard the way. 5 Christ the Master, Lord of all,
Bids his children watch and call;
Both to watch and seek his face.
And in prayer watch every day:
7 [Thus supported we shall be
More than conquerors, Lord, thro? thee;
Hymn for a Fast-day.-Isa. lviii. 9.
Through all the earth is known: Who governs heaven and earth, nor sits
On a precarious throne;
No wars have taken place
Almighty God of grace.
Are all at thy control,
Must reign from pole to pole. 4 Our wars and tumults all arise,
As the effect of sin;
The world has felt or seen.
Our guilt and folly own;
To make thy goodness known. 6 In mercy put a stop to war;
In mercy send us peace;