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Surely the mercy I have sought

Is not for such as I.
5. No; he is full of grace;

He never will permit
A soul that fain would see his face,
To perish at his feet.

C. M.

Lord of An.

ALL hail the power of Jesus' name,

Let angels prostrate fall,
Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown him Lord of all.
2 Ye souls redeem'd of gentile race,

Ye ransom'd from the fall;
Hail him who saves you by his grace,

And crown him Lord of all. 3 Let every kindred, every tribe,

Throughout this earthly ball, To him all majesty ascribe,

And crown him Lord of all. 4 We too, amid the sacred throng,

Low at his feet would fall, Join in the everlasting song, And crown him Lord of all. 731.

“I am the Lord that bealeth thee."--Exod. xv, 26. HEAL us, Immanuel, here we are,

Waiting to feel thy touch;
Deep wounded souls to thee repair,
And, Saviour, we are such.

C. N.

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2 Our faith is feeble, we confess;

We faintly trust thy word; But wilt thou pity us the less?

Be that far from the Lord! 3 Remember him who once applied,

With trembling for relief; “Lord, I believe," with tears he cried,

“O help my unbelief."
4 She too who'touch'd thee in the press,

And healing virtue stole,
Was answer'd, “ Daughter, go in peace;

Thy faith hath made thee whole."
5 Like her with hopes and fears we come,

To touch thee, if we may;
O send us not despairing home;

Send none unheal'd away.


732. “ How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God."-Ps. cxxxix. 17

INDULGENT God, how kind
Are all thy ways to me,
Whose dark benighted mind

Was enmity with thee;
Yet now, subdued by sov’reign grace,

My spirit longs for thy embrace.
2 How precious are thy thoughts,

Which o'er my bosom roll;
They swell beyond my faults,

And captivate my soul;
How great their sum, bow high they rise,
Can ne'er be known beneath the skies.

3 Preserved in Jesus when

My feet made haste to hell;
And there should I have gone,

But thou dost all things well;
Thy love was great, thy mercy free,

Which from the pit deliver'd me. 4 A monument of grace,

A sinner saved by blood;
The streams of love I trace

Up to the fountain, God;
And in his wondrous mercy see,
Eternal thoughts of love to me.

S. M.

733, "Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts," &o.—Matt. xv. 19. ASTONISH'D and distress'd, I turn my eyes within; My heart with loads of guilt oppressid,

The seat of every sin. 2 What crowds of evil thoughts,

What vile affections there! Distrust, presumption, artful guile,

Pride, envy, slavish fear. 3

Almighty King of saints!

These tyrant-lusts subdue;
Expel the darkness of my mind,

And all my powers renew.
This done, my cheerful voice

Shall loud hosannas raise;
My soul shall glow with gratitude,
My lips proclaim thy praise.

C. M.


The Lord's Supper.
LORD, who can hear of all thy woe,

Thy groans and dying cries,
And not feel tears of sorrow flow,

And sighs of pity rise? 2 Much harder than the hardest stone

That man's hard heart must be. Alas, dear Lord, with shame we own,

That just such hearts have we.
3 The symbols of thy flesh and blood

Will (as they have been oft)
With unrelenting hearts be view'd,

Unless thou make them soft. 4 Dissolve these rocks; call forth the stream,

Make every eye a sluice;
Let none be slow to weep for him

Who wept so much for us. 5 And while we mourn, and sing, and pray,

And feed on bread and wine,
Lord, let thy quick’ning Spirit convey
The substance with the sign.

“Happy is that people that is in such a case."-Ps. cxliv. 15.
O the happiness arising

From the life of grace within,
When the soul is realizing
Conquests over hell and sin;

Happy moments!
Heavenly joys on earth begin.

8. 7. 4.

2 On the Saviour's fulness living,

All bis saints obtain delight;
With the strength which he is giving,
They can wrestle, they can fight.

Happy moments!
When King Jesus is in sight.
3 Nearer, nearer to him clinging,

Let my helpless soul be found;
All my sorrows to him bringing,
May his grace in me abound;

Happy moments!
With new covenant blessings crown'd.

L. M.


“Show me a token for good."-Psalm lxxxvi. 17.
Show me some token, Lord, for good,
Some token of thy special love;
Show me that I am born of God,

And that my treasure is above. 2 My supplication, Lord, is this,

That all my sins may be subdued;
That all thy precious promises

May be to me and for my good. 3 O seal my pardon to my soul,

And then proclaim my peace with thee; Thus make my wounded conscience whole,

And that will be for good to me.
4 Let thy good Spirit rule my heart,

And gorern all my words and ways;
Let grace abound in every part,
And teach my tongue to sing thy praise.


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