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5 Thus may I see that I am thine,

And feel my heart to thee ascend; Then shall I know that thou art mine, My God, my Father, and my Friend. . 737.

78. “He gave his only begotten Son."-John ji. 16, GRACIOUS Lord, incline thy ear! My requests vouchsafe to hear; Hear my never-ceasing cry;

Give me Christ, or else I die. 2 Wealth and honour I disdain,

Earthly comforts, Lord, are vain;
These can never satisfy;

Give me Christ, or else I die.
3 Lord, deny me what thou wilt,

Only ease me of my guilt:
Suppliant at thy feet I lie;

Give me Christ, or else I die. 4 All unholy and unclean,

I am nothing else but sin;
On thy mercy I rely;

Give me Christ, or else I die. 5 Thou dost freely save the lost;

In thy grace alone I trust:
With my earnest suit comply;

Give me Christ, or else I die. 6 Thou dost promise to forgive

All who in thy Son believe;
Lord, I know thou canst not lie;
Give me Christ, or else I die.

L. M.

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Christ, the Way to God.
JESUS, how heavenly is the place,
Where thy dear. people wait for thee!
Where the rich fountain of thy grace,

Stands ever open, full and free. 2 Hungry, and poor, and lame, and blind,

Hither the blood-bought children fly;
In thy deep wounds a balsam find,

And live while they behold thee die. 3 Here they forget their doubts and fears,

While thy sharp sorrows meet their eyes; And bless the hand that dries their tears,

And each returning want supplies. 4 O the vast mysteries of thy love!

How high, how deep, how wide it rolls!
Its fountain springs in heaven above,
Its streams revive our drooping souls.
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The Soul Aying to Christ for Rest and Rofage. ·
No help in self I find,

And yet have sought it well;
The native treasure of my mind

Is sin, and death, and hell. 2 To Christ for help I fly,

The friend of sinners lost,
A refuge sweet, and sure, and nigh,

And there is all my trust.
3 Lord, grant me free access

Unto thy pierced side.

S. M.

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For there I seek my dwelling place,

And there my guilt would hide. 4 In every time of need,

My helpless soul defend, And save me from all evil deed,

And save me to the end. 5 And when the hour is near

That flesh and heart will fail, Do thou in all thy grace appear, And bid my faith prevail. 740.

“ Blessed be ye poor."-Luke vi. 20. LORD, when I hear thy children talk (And I believe 'tis often true) How with delight thy ways they walk,

And gladly thy commandments do, 2 In my own breast I look and read

Accounts so very different there,
That, had I not thy blood to plead,

Each sight would sink me to despair. 3 Needy, and naked, and unclean,

Empty of good, and full of ill,
A lifeless lump of loathsome sin,

Without the power to act or will; 4 I feel my fainting spirits droop;

My wretched leanness I deplore;
Till gladden'd with a gleam of hope

From this, The Lord has blest the poor. 5 Then while I make my secret moan, Upwards I cast my eyes, and see,

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Though I have nothing of my own,

My treasure is immense in thee.
6 My treasure is thy precious blood:

Fix there my heart, and for the rest,
Under thy forming hands, my God,
Give me that frame which thou think'st best
741.

“Why weepest thou ?"-Luke xx. 15. I no more at Mary wonder

Dropping tears upon the grave; Earnest asking all around her,

Where is he that died to save?" 2 Dying love her heart attracted,

Soon she felt its rising power:
He who Mary thus affected,
Bids his mourners weep no more.
742.

“ He that trusteth his own heart is a fool."
HE that trusteth his own heart,
Acts á raw and foolish part;
Base it is, and full of guile,
Brooding mischief in a smile.
Does it boast of love within?
So it may, and yet may sin;
Peter loved his Master well,

Yet a loving Peter fell.
3 Does it feel a melting frame?

David also felt the same;
Yet he made a woeful trip,
And perceived his mountain slip.

C. M.

4 Does it talk of faith, and boast?

Abram had as much as most;
Yet, beguiled by unbelief,

Twice he durst deny his wife. 5 Every prop will, first or last,

Sink and fail but Jesus Christ;
On this sure foundation stone
Let me build and rest alone.
743.

Waiting for Help.
My business lies at Jesus' gate,

Where many a Lazar comes;
And here I sue, and here I wait

For mercy's falling crumbs. 2 My rags and wounds my wants proclaim

And help from him implore;
The wounds do witness I am lame,

The rags that I am poor.
3 The Lord, I hear, the hungry feeds,

And cheereth souls distress'd.
He loves to bind up broken reeds,

And heal a bleeding breast.
4 His name is Jesus, full of grace,

Which draws me to his door;
And will not Jesus show his face,

And bring his gospel store?
5 Supplies of every grace I want,

And each day's want supply;
And if no grace the Lord will grant,
I must lie down and die.

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