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2 Engage this roving, treacherous heart,
Great God! to choofe the better part ;
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;
Η Υ Μ Ν
TO THE HOLY GHOST.
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.
Then lead to Jesu's blood ;
The secret love of GOD.
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 feeble souls affail.
Our minds from bondage free: Then shall we know, and praise, & love
The Father, Son, and Thee.
. CHRIST OUR WISDOM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION..
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,
His righteousness is theirs.
3 That we're unholy needs no proof ;
We sorely feel the fall :
To fanctify us all.
We look to Christ and view
And full redemption too.
To rectify the soul :
And richly grasp the whole.
From him our head derive:
And by, and in him live.
Η Υ Μ Ν
DIVINE STRENGTH IN HUMAN WEAKNESS.
Y whom was David taught
And laid the Gittite low?
2 'Twas Israel's God and King,
Who sent him to the fight,
And skill to aim aright :
Because young David's God is yours.
To storm th' invader's camp,
A pitcher, and a lamp?
And all the host were overthrown. 4 O, I have seen the day,
When with a fingle word,
My trust is in the LORD;"
Fearless of all that wou'd oppose.
Self-righteousness and pride,
My weapon from my side!
HYMN 236. THE DECEITFULNESS OF SIN
To practise on the mind,
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.
And gives a fair pretence;
And chains it down to fenfe. 4 So on a tree divinely fair,
Grew the forbidden food;
And tainted all her blood.
H Y M N
237 PRAISE TO THE REDE E MER.
Let us praise the Saviour's name;
He has wash'd us with his blood,