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2 'Twas the same love that made the feast,

That sweetly forc'd us in;
Else we had still refus'd to taste,

And perilh'd in our fin.

H Y M N

254: COMPLE ATNESS IN CHRIST.

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HA AD I ten thousand gifts beside,

I'd cleave to Jesus crucify'd,
And build on him alone:
For no foundation is there giv'n
On which I'd place my hopes of heav'n,

But CHRisT the corner-stone. 2 Poffefiing CHRIST, I all possess; Wisdom, and strength, and righteousness,

And sanctity complete :
Bold in his name I dare draw nigh,
Before the ruler of the sky,

And all his justice 'meet.

HYMN 255

THE PARADOX.

How strange is the course that a chrif

tian inust steer? How perplext is the path he inuft treaci The hope of his happiness rises from fear,

And his life he receives froin the dead.

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2. His faireft pretensions must wholly be

wav'd; And his best resolutions be croft ; Nor can he expect to be perfectly sav'd

Till he find himself utterly loft. 3 When all this is done, and his heart is

affur'd Of the total remission of sins ; When his pardon is fign'd, and his peace

is procurid, From that moment his conflict begins.

HY MN 256

TO THE HOLY GHOST.

I

Сом
OME, Holy Ghost, set to thy seal,

Thine inward witness give,
And to my inmost soul reveal

The death by which I live.
2 Give me to understand that sound,

Which told his mortal pain,
Tore up the graves, and rent the ground,

And broke the rocks in twain. 3 Repeat my dying Saviour's cry

Unto my heart so loud,
That my whole foul may now reply,

“ This was the Son of God."

HYMN 257

DESIRING COMMUNION WITH GOD.

MY

Y rising foul with strong desires

To perfect happiness aspires ; With steady steps wou'd tread the road

That leads to heav'ng that leads to GOD. 2 I thirst to drink unmingled love

From the pure fountain-head above;
My dearest LORD, I long to be

Empty'd of sin, and full of thee. 3 For thee I pant, for thee I burn:

Art thou withdrawn? Again return;
Nor let me be the first to say,
Thou wilt not hear when finners pray.

HYMN 258.
SELF-EXAMINATION.

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Thy piercing eye, O God, surveys

The various windings of my ways; Teach me their tendency

to know, And try the paths in which I go. 2 How wild, how crooked have they been?

A maze of foolishness and sin!
With all the light I vainly boast,
Leaving my guide, my soul is loft.

3 O turn me back to thee again!

Or I shall search my ways in vain :
Do thou the path of life reveal,

And lead me up to Zion's hill.
HYMN

259.

HĘ B. vi. 17-19. · HOW oft have fin and Satan strove

To rend my soul from thee, my God? But everlasting is thy love,

And Jesus feals it with his blood.
2 Amidst temptations sharp and long,

My soul to this dear refuge flies;
Hope is my anchor firm and strong,

While tempefts blow, and billows rise. 3 The gospel bears my spirits up;

A faithful, and unchanging God
Lays the foundation for my hope,
In oaths, and promises, and blood.

H Y M N 260.
Głóry be to God on high, Hallelujalt

GÓD, whose glory fills the sky, Peace on earth to man forgiv’n,

1 Man, the well-belov'd of heayin. i. 2 Sov'reign Father, heav'nly King Hats

Thee we now prefume to fing;
Glad thinë attributes confefs,
Glorious all, and numberless.*

3 Hail, by all thy works ador'd, Hal.

Hail, the everlasting LORD;
Thee, with thankful hearts we prove,
LORD of pow'r, and God of love!

HY M N 261.

JOHN xiii, 1.

This God is the God we adore,

Our faithful, unchangeable friend ; Whose love is as great as his pow'r,

And neither knows measure nor end. 2 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last,

Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home; We'll praise him for all that is paft,

And trust him for all that's to come.

HYMN 262.

A BLESSED GOSPEL.

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Left are the souls that hear and know

The gospel's joyful found;
Peace shall attend the path they go,

And light their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up,

Thro their redeemer's name;
His righteoufness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn.

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