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Earth and heaven Melt before the Judge's face! 3 Sun and moon are both confounded,
Darken'd into endless night, When, with angel-hosts surrounded, In his Father's glory bright
Beams the Saviour,
Hark on earth the doleful cry,
“ Hide us, hide us,
Shall the saints his banner see!
All discern him,
We his open face shall see!
Love shall crown us
THE INFLUENCES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Acts x. 44.
Behold thy servants wait;
We flock around thy gate.
2 O shed abroad that royal gift,
Thy Spirit from above,
And fire our hearts with love.
And solid comfort bring,
His all-reviving wing.
Declare our sins forgiven,
Our raptur'd thoughts to heaven.
That earth its fruit may yield,
To Carmel's flowery field.
Ezek. xxxvi. 37. 1 HEAR, gracious Sovereign, from thy throne,
And send thy various blessings down:
Attend the prayer thy word hath taught. 2 Come, sacred Spirit from above,
And fill the coldest heart with love,
And let thy godlike power be known.
Shall floods of pious sorrow rise;
To seek that grace, which now they scorn. 4 O let a holy flock await,
Numerous around thy temple-gate,
See Adam's race in ruin lie;
And scatters slaughter'd heaps around. 2 And can these mouldering corpses live?
And can these perish'd bones revive?
That wondrous work is all thy own. 3 Thy ministers are sent in vain
To prophesy upon the slain;
Till thine almighty aid is nigh.
Life spreads through all the realms of death; Dry bones obey thy powerful voice;
They move, they waken, they rejoice. 5 So when the trumpet's awful sound
Shall shake the heavens and rend the ground,
What soul-refreshing streams are thine!
Or we must droop, and fall, and die. 2 No traveller through desert lands,
'Midst scorching suns, and burning sands, More eager longs for cooling rain,
Or pants the current to obtain.
Spring up, celestial fountain, spring,
John iv. 10.
4 May this blest torrent near my side
Through all the desert gently glide;
141. S.M.- Partial Convictions. Acts xxiv, 25. 1 SAY, what is this I feel,
This trembling in my frame;
Sure, Felix felt the same.
My numerous sins I trace:
Without renewing grace. 3 Do we our sins confess,
And all our sins forsake?
And of his grace partake?
And all its powers renew;
Thy holy will to do.
C.M.- For Conviction and Conversion. 1 COME, O thou all-victorious Lord,
Thy power to us make known; Strike with the hammer of thy word,
And break these hearts of stone. 2 O that we all might now begin
Our foolishness to mourn;
And to our Saviour turn! 3 Give us ourselves and thee to know,
In this our gracious day;
And take our sins away.
4 Conclude us first in unbelief,
And freely then release;
And then with sacred peace. .
The knowledge of our cure.
And then remove the load;
In the atoning blood.
And speak our sins forgiven;
Thou Friend of helpless wo;
To let my misery go.
Thine easy yoke to prove,
144. C.M.—Gratitude the spring of true religion. Hosea xi. 4. 1 MY God, what silken cords are thine,
How soft, and yet how strong!
To draw our souls along. 2 Thou saw'st us crush'd beneath the yoke
Of Satan and of sin;
Our worthless hearts to win.