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-Rom. 13, 12.
From whom allgrace proceeds,[love,
gloom of night, And make us hate its deeds. 2 In armour clad of heavenly proof,
We will not fear or fly, But bravely,
through opposing hosts. Press onwards to the sky. 3 If long and doubtful seem the strife,
Our pains and trials sore, Such
are the ills of mortal life,
And such our Saviour bore.
He dwelt in weakness here,
And His the falling tear.
And all our years are fled,
Shall sicken with dismay,
Redemption's perfect day.
Arm us as in the ancient days;
4 If we can witness, Lord, for Thee,
Let us despise our fleeting breath;
L.M. 540 They that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their strength.-Isa. 40, 31. "A ,
Let every trembling thought be
gone; Awake, and run the heavenly race,
And put a cheerful courage on.
And mortal spirits tire and faint;
Who feeds the strength of every saint. 3 Thee, mighty God! whos matchless
Is ever new and ever young, [power And firm endures, while endless years
Their everlasting circles run.
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply,
We'll mount alott to Thine abode:
C.M. 541 so run that ye may obtain—1 Cor.
9, 24. 1 A WAK Ey south stretch every nerve,
And press with vigour on;
And an immortal crown.
Hold thee in full survey:
And onward urge thy way. 3 Tis God's all-animating voice
That calls thee from high ;
To thine aspiring eye,
4 Blest Saviour, introduced by Thee,
Have I my race begun;
I'll lay my honours down.
P.M. 542 Lay hold on eternal life.—1 Tim
When it is
Shall be for ever.
Jesus is o'er thee;
Flows on for ever.
Just as it closeth;
love of Christ
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
543 Return, ye backsliding children.
Has wandered from the Lord:
2 Yet sovereign mercy calls “Return;"
Dear Lord, and may I come? My vile ingratitude I mourn:
o take the wanderer home! 3 And canst Thou, wilt Thou yet forgive,
And bid my sins remove? And shall a pardoned rebel live
To speak Thy wondrous love? 4 Almighty grace, Thy healing power
How glorious, how divine! That can to life and bliss restore
So vile a heart as mine.
Dear Saviour, I adore;
L.M. 544 I have sinned against the Lord.
2 Sam. 12, 13. 1 II
LEFT the God of truth and light;
I left the God who gave me breath, To wander in the wilds of night,
And perish in the snares of death.
Was light and easy to be borne;
I cast away His gifts with scorn. 3 Heart-broken, friendless, poor, cast
down, Where shall the chief of sinners fly, Almighty vengeance, from Thy frown?
Eternal justice, from Thine eye? 4 Lo, through the gloom of guilty fears,
My faith discerns a dawn of grace;
In Jesus' reconciling face.
I dare not, if I would despair;
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. 545 The Lord turned and looked upon
Peter'.-Luke 22, 61. 1 JESUS! let Thy pitying eye
Call back a wandering sheep;
False to Thee, like Peter, I
Would fain, like Peter, weep;
And break this heart of stone.
Repentance to impart,
The humble contrite heart.
And break this heart of stone. 3 See me, Saviour! from above,
Nor suffer me to die;
Smile in Thy gracious eye:
And break this heart of stone. 4 Look, as when Thy languid eye
Was closed that we might live; “Father," at the point to die
My Saviour prayed, "forgive!" Surely with that dying word, He turns, and looks, and cries, T'is done! O my loving, bleeding Lord,
This breaks this heart of stono!
7.4.7. 546 Lead me in Thy truth and teach
me.-Ps. 25. 5. 1 TO Whoodidst for Peter's faith
Kindly to pray Thou whose loving-kindness hath Kept me to the present day,
Gains upon my yielding heart
Give me pleasures