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2 Engage this roving, treacherous heart,

Great God! to choofe the better part ;
To scorn the trifles of a day,

For joys that none can take away. 3 Then let the wildest storms arife,

Let tempefts mingle earth and fkies; No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,

But all my treafure with me bear. 4. If thou, my Jesus, still art nigh,

Chearful I live, and chearful die;
Secure, when mortal comforts flee,
To find ten thousand worlds in thee.

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TO THE HOLY GHOST.

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all our eyes.

COME, Holy Spirit, come,

Let thy bright beams arise ; Dispel the darkness from our minds, And

open 2 Revive our drooping faith,

Our doubts and fears remove; And kindle in our breasts the flames

Of never-dying love.
3 Convince us of our fin,

Then lead to Jesu's blood ;
And to our wond'ring view reveal

The secret love of GOD.

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4 Tis thine to cleanse the heart, To sanctify the soul,

fresh life on ev'ry part, And new create the whole, 5

If thou, celestial Dove,

Thine influence withdraw, What easy victims soon we fall

To conscience, wrath, and law! 6 No longer burns our love ;

Our faith and patience fail
Our sin revives; and death and hell

Our feeble souls affail.
7 Dwell therefore in our hearts ;

Our minds from bondage free: Then shall we know, and praise, & love

The Father, Son, and Thee.

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HYMN 234 CHRIST OUR WISDOM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION..

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Believers own they are but blind;

They own themselves unwise ; But wisdom in the LORD they find,

Who opens all their eyes. 2 Unrighteous are they all when try'd;

But God himself declares,
In Jesus they are justifyd ;,

His righteousness is theirs.

3 That we're unholy needs no proof ;

We sorely feel the fall :
But CHRIST has holiness enough

To fanctify us all.
4 Expos'd by fin to God's just wrath,

We look to Christ and view
Redemption in his blood by faith ;

And full redemption too.
5 Some this, some that, good virtue teach,

To rectify the soul :
But we first after Jesus reach,

And richly grasp the whole.
6 To Jesus join’d, we all that's good

From him our head derive:
We eat his flesh and drink his blood;

And by, and in him live.

Η Υ Μ Ν

235

DIVINE STRENGTH IN HUMAN WEAKNESS.

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Y whom was David taught
When the Goliah fought,

And laid the Gittite low?
Nor sword nor spear the strippling took,
But chofe a pebble from the brook.

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2 'Twas Israel's God and King,

Who sent him to the fight,
Who gave him strength to fling,

And skill to aim aright :
Ye feeble saints, your strength endures,

Because young David's God is yours.
3
Who order'd Gideon forth,

To storm th' invader's camp,
With arms of little worth,

A pitcher, and a lamp?
The trumpets made his coming known,

And all the host were overthrown. 4 O, I have seen the day,

When with a fingle word,
God helping me to say

My trust is in the LORD;"
My soul has quelld a thousand foes,

Fearless of all that wou'd oppose.
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But unbelief, self-will,

Self-righteousness and pride,
How often do they steal

My weapon from my side!
Yet David's LORD, and Gideon's friend,
Will help his servant to the end.

HYMN 236. THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN

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SIN
IN has a thousand treach'rous arts

To practise on the mind,
With flatt'ring looks she tempts our hearts,

But leaves a fting behind. 2 With names of virtue she deceives

The aged and the young; And while the heedless wretch believes,

She makes his fetters strong.
3 She pleads for all the joys she brings,

And gives a fair pretence;
But cheats the soul of heav'nly things,

And chains it down to fenfe. 4 So on a tree divinely fair,

Grew the forbidden food;
Our mother took the poison there,

And tainted all her blood.

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237 PRAISE TO THE REDE E MER.

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Et us love and sing and wonder,

Let us praise the Saviour's name;
He has hush'd the law's loud thunder,
He has quench'd mount Sinai's fame;

He has wash'd us with his blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

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