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3 In every dream of earthly bliss, Do Thou, my Saviour, present be; Nor let me think of happiness

On earth, without the thought of Thee. 4 And when before the throne I kneel, Hear from that throne of grace my prayer;

And let each hope of heaven I feel, Burn with the thought to meet Thee there.

5 Thus teach me, Lord, to look to Thee, In every hour of waking thought; Nor let me ever wish to be,

Or think, or feel, where Thou art not.



Pray without ceasing.-1 Thes. 5, 17.

1 LORD, we must labour, we must care By many things be tried,

But we will ever seek Thine aid;
And in Thy strength confide.
2 As different scenes of life arise,
Our trusting hearts would be
With Thee, amid the social band.
In solitude with Thee.

3 As sanctified to noblest ends

Be each refreshment sought; And by each various providence, Some wise instruction brought.

4 Midst hourly cares, may love present Its incense to Thy throne:

And while the world our hands employs, Our hearts be Thine alone.


446 48k, and it shall be given you.—

Matt. 7, 7.

COME, my soul, thy suit prepare;

Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay.

2 Thou art coming to a King;
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,
None can ever ask too much.

3 With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin:
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,
Set my conscience free from guilt.
4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest;
Take possession of my breast,


There Thy blood-bought right maintain
And without a rival reign.

5 While I am a pilgrim here,
Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
Lead me to my journey's end.

6 Show me what I have to do;
Every hour my strength renew:
Let me live a life of faith,

Let me die Thy people's death.


447 I commune with mine own heart.—

Ps. 77, 6.

Y God, permit me not to be


A stranger to myself and Thee!
Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove,
Forgetful of my highest love.

2 Why should my soul bechained to earth,
And thus debase its heavenly birth?
Why should I cleave to things below,
And let my God, my Saviour, go?

3 Call me away from flesh and sense;
One sovereign word can draw me

I would obey the voice Divine,
And all inferior joys resign.

4 Be earth with all her scenes withdrawn: Let noise and vanity be gone:

In secret silence of the mind

My heaven, and there my God I find.


448 That Christ may dwell in your

hearts by faith.-Eph. 3, 17.

1 COME, dearest Lord, descend and


By faith and love in every breast;
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel,
The joys that cannot be exprest.

2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,

Make our enlarged souls possess, And learn the height, and breadth, and length

Of Thine unmeasurable grace.

3 Now to the God whose power can do More than our thoughts or wishes know, Be everlasting honours done

By all the Church through Christ His Son,


449 The love of Christ which passeth

knowledge.-Eph. 3, 19.

OVE Divine! all love excelling, 1Looy Pivinen, to earth come down;

Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown;
Jesus! Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art:
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every longing heart!

2 Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit,

Let us find Thy promised rest:
Take away the love of sinning,
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.
3 Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us all Thy grace receive!
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more Thy temples leave;
Thee we would be always blessing,
Praise Thee as Thy hosts above,
Serve and worship without ceasing,
Glory in Thy precious love.

4 Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless may we be;
Let us see our whole salvation
Perfectly secured by Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.


450 The Dayspring from on high hath



visited us.-Luke 1, 78.

HRIST, whose giory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,

Triumph o'er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Daystar, in our hearts appear!
2 Visit every soul of Thine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief,
Fill with radiance divine,
Scatter all our unbelief;

More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day,


451 Ye have received the spirit of


adoption.-Rom. 8, 15.

SOVEREIGN of all the worlds on high,

Allow my humble claim;

Nor, while from earth to Thee I cry,
Disdain a Father's name.

2 My Father God, how sweet the sound!
How tender, and how dear!
Not all the melody of heaven
Could so delight the ear.

3 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name
On my expanding heart;
And show that in Jehovah's grace
I share a filial part.

4 Cheered by a signal so divine,
Unwavering I believe:

And, Abba, Father, humbly cry,
Nor can the sign deceive.

5 On wings of everlasting love
The Comforter is come;
All terrors at His voice disperse,
And endless pleasures bloom.

452 They that dwell in the land of the


shadow of death,-Isa. 9, 2.

1L Gorders on the shades of death, (ing IGHT of those whose dreary dwell

Come! and by Thyself revealing,
Dissipate the clouds beneath.

2 The new heaven and earth's Creator,
In our deepest darkness rise!
Scattering all the night of nature,
Pouring day upon our eyes!

3 Still we wait for Thine appearing,
Life and joy Thy beams impart;
Chasing all our fears, and cheering
Every poor benighted heart.

4 Come, extend Thy wonted favour
To our ruined, guilty race:
Come, Thou dear exalted Saviour,
Come, apply Thy saving grace.
5 Save us, in Thy great compassion.
O Thou mild, pacific Prince!
Give the knowledge of salvation,
Give the pardon of our sins.
6 By Thine all-sufficient merit,
Every burdened soul release;
By the teachings of Thy spirit,
Guide us into perfect peace.





Still with Thee.-Ps. 139, 18.

STILL with Thee, O my God,

would desire to be;

By day, by night, at home, abroad,
I would be still with Thee.

With Thee, when dawn comes in
And calls me back to care;
Each day returning to begin
With Thee, my God, in prayer,

3 With Thee, amid the crowd
That throngs the busy mart,

To hear Thy voice, mid clamour loud,
Speak softly to my heart.

4 With Thee, when day is done,
And evening calms the mind:
The setting as the rising sun
With Thee my heart would find.
With Thee, when darkness brings
The signal of repose;


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Calm in the shadow of Thy wings,
Mine eyelids I would close.

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