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Let our needs be what they may,
Teach us how and what to pray.
Jesus, deign to bless us thus,
And to glory in thy cross;
Then, though men and devils roar,
We will ever thee adore
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Desiring to honour the Lord.—Ps. XXV. 5.
JESUS, mighty God and Saviour,

Lead me forth by thy right hand,
And be it my fix'd endeavour,
To obey thy sweet command;

Let me never
At a trifling distance stand.
2 Guide, O guide me by thy Spirit;

Leave me not to walk alone;
And by faith may I inherit
The eternal Three-in-One;

And with boldness, Make thy matchless wonders known.. 3 May my soul be sweetly filled,

With the treasures of my God;
And my tongue be rightly skilled,
To proclaim thy truth abroad:

And with pleasure,
God's eternal love record.

642. Prayer for the Presence and Blessing of Christ.–Exod xxxii. 15.

148th.

Thy earthly courts we tread;

We come to see thy face,

And banquet with our Head:
We long, we faint, we pant for thee:

And hope that with us thou wilt be. 2 Though base and vile we are,

Nor goodness have to bring,
We cannot well despair,

While Jesus is our King;
He welcomes all by sin oppress’d,

Upon his grace to come and feast. 3 With Christ we would be fed;

By faith upon him live;
We wish no other bread,

And thou hast this to give:
Lord, fill us well with this rich food,
And let us drink thy precious blood.

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The same.-Ps. xxviii, 9.

AGAIN, dear Lord, we would be fed;
We come to seek for living bread,

And feast on love divine :
Dear Father, let thy presence be
Enjoy'd by all thy family,

And make each face to shine.
2 In thee all blessings richly meet;
Come, then, and give our souls a treat,

And let us feast indeed:
O let us banquet with the King,
And love, and pray, and praise, and sing.
As sons from bondage freed.

« 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.
4 If this be granted, we'll adore
The hand that gives, yet keeps in store

A boundless stock of grace;
In every time of need we'll cry,
And thou shalt all our needs supply,
And that with smiling face.
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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

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[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

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"Watch and pray."-Matt. xxvi. 41.
DANGEROUS is the path we go,
In this wilderness below,
Savage beasts, of every kind,

Aiming to distress the mind.
2 Scarce an hour but pilgrims see

They from danger are not free:
In some unsuspected way,

Something fills them with dismay. 3 Thus beset, they daily feel

They have neither strength nor skill
Rightly to oppose the foe,

Or to guard against the woe.
4 How, then, can they persevere?

Must they of the prize despair?
No; 'tis theirs to watch and pray,

For the Lord will guard the way. 5 Christ the Master, Lord of all,

Bids his children watch and call;
May it be our blessed case,

Both to watch and seek his face.
6 When we watch, then may we pray,

And in prayer watch every day:
And with pleasure ever prove,
All our strength is from above.

C. M.

7 [Thus supported we shall be

More than conquerors, Lord, thro? thee;
And, when every danger's past,
Live and reign with thee at last.]
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Hymn for a Fast-day.-Isa. lviii. 9.
GREAT God! whose universal power

Through all the earth is known: Who governs heaven and earth, nor sits

On a precarious throne;
2 No strange commotions on the earth,

No wars have taken place
But what were ever in thy view,

Almighty God of grace.
3 Creatures of every sort and kind,

Are all at thy control,
The God that fills immensity

Must reign from pole to pole. 4 Our wars and tumults all arise,

As the effect of sin;
Sin is the cause of all the woes

The world has felt or seen.
5 Dear Lord, we fall before thy face;

Our guilt and folly own;
And pray thee, for thy mercy's sake,

To make thy goodness known. 6 In mercy put a stop to war;

In mercy send us peace;
Nor let thy vengeance on us fall,
Almighty King of Grace.

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