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4 Thou art the Life: to all Thine own Thou

givest Eternal life where Thou forever livest; There without ceasing, as we stand before

Thee,
Let us adore Thee.

F. A. Krummacher.
H. Brueckner, Tr.

274

JEST

ESUS, Lover of my soul,

Let me to Thy bosom fly; While the nearer waters roll,

While the tempest still is high; Hide me, O my Savior, hide,

Till the storm of life be past; Safe into the haven guide,

Oh, receive my soul at last !

2 Other refuge have I none,

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee; Leave, ah ! leave me not alone,

Still support and comfort me! All my trust on Thee be stayed,

All my help from Thee I bring; Cover my defenseless head

With the shadow of Thy wing.

3 Plenteous grace with Thee is found,

Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound,

Make and keep me pure within,

Thou of life the fountain art;

Freely let me take of Thee; Spring Thou up within my heart,

Rise to all eternity.

C. Wesley.

275

JEST

ESUS loves me, Jesus loves me,

He is always, always near; If I try to please Him truly,

There is naught that I can fear.

2 Jesus loves me,-well I know it,

For to save my soul He died; He for me bore pain and sorrow,

Nailéd hands and pierced side.

3 Jesus loves me,-night and morning

Jesus hears the prayers I pray; And He never, never leaves me,

When I work or when I play. 4 Jesus loves me,—and He watches

Over me with loving eye,
And He sends His holy angels,

Safe to keep me till I die.

5 Jesus loves me,-0 Lord Jesus,

Now I pray Thee by Thy love, Keep me ever pure and holy,

Till I come to Thee above.

W. Carey.

276 ESUS, priceless treasure,

Source of purest pleasure,

Truest Friend to me:
Ah, how long I've panted
And my heart hath fainted,

Thirsting, Lord, for Thee.
Thine I am, O spotless Lamb!
I will suffer naught to hide Thee,

Naught I ask beside Thee.
2 In Thine arms I rest me,
Foes who would molest me

Cannot reach me here.
Though the earth be shaking,
Every heart be quaking,

Jesus calms my fear;
Fires may flash and thunder crash,
Yea, and sin and hell assail me,-

Jesus will not fail me.
3 Hence with earthly treasure!
Thou art all my pleasure,

Jesus, all my choice;
Hence, thou empty glory!
Naught to me thy story,

Told with tempting voice;
Pain or loss, or shame, or cross,
Shall not from my Savior move me

Since He deigns to love me. 4 Fare thee well that errest, Thou that earth preferrest,

Thou wilt tempt in vain;

Fare thee well, transgression,
Hence, abhorred possession,

Come not forth again.
Past your hour, O pride and power,
Worldly life, thy bonds I sever,
Fare thee well forever!

5 Hence all fear and sadness!
For the Lord of gladness,

Jesus, enters in ;
Those who love the Father
Though the storms may gather,

Still have peace within;
Yea, whate'er I here must bear,
Thou art still my purest pleasure,
Jesus, priceless treasure.

J. Franck.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

277

HE
E LEADETH me! O blessed thought!

O words with heav'nly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, whate'er I be,
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me!

He leadeth me! He leadeth me!
By His own hand He leadeth me!
His faithful foll'wer I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.

2 Sometimes 'midst scenes of deepest gloom,

Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
By waters calm, o'er troubled sea,
Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, etc.

3 Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine,

Nor even murmur nor repine:
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since 'tis my God that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, etc.
4 And when my task on earth is done,

When, by Thy grace, the victory's won,
E’en death's cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.
He leadeth me, etc.

J. H. Gilmore.

!

278 ESUS, Jesus, come to me;

How my soul longs after Thee! When, my best, my dearest Friend,

Shall our separation end?
2 Lord, my longings never cease;

Without Thee I find no peace;
'Tis my constant cry to Thee,

Jesus, Jesus, come to me!
3 Mean the joys of earth appear,

All below is dark and drear;
Naught by Thy belovéd voice

Can my wretched heart rejoice.
4 Thou alone, my gracious Lord,

Art my shield and great reward;
All my hope, my Savior Thou,-

To Thy sovereign will I bow.
5 Come and dwell within my heart;

Purge its sin, and heal its smart;

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