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5 We bow before his face,

And sound his glories high:
Hosanna to the God of grace,
Who lays his thunder by.

6 On earth thy mercy reigns,
And triumphs all above:

But, Lord! how weak our mortal strains,
To speak immortal love!


L. M.

The Dominion of Christ.

1 HAIL to the Prince of life and peace, Who holds the keys of death and hell! The boundless world unseen is his,

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And sovereign power becomes him well.
2 In shame and anguish once he died;-
But now he lives for evermore:
Bow down, ye saints! around his seat,
And, all ye angel-bands! adore.

3 Live-live for ever, glorions Lord!


To quell thy foes-and guard thy friends;
While all thy chosen tribes rejoice,
That thy dominion never ends.

4 Worthy thy hand to hold the keys,
Guided by wisdom, and by love;

Worthy to rule o'er mortal life,

O'er worlds below, and worlds above.

5 For ever reign, victorious King!

Wide through the earth thy name be known And call my longing soul to sing


Sublimer anthems near thy throne.

H. M.

Our High-Priest in Heaven.

1 TH' atoning work is done,The victim's blood is shed;

And Jesus now is gone

His people's cause to plead

He stands in heaven, their great high-priest,
And bears their names upon his breast.

2 No temple made with hands

His place of service is:

In heaven itself he stands,

A heavenly priesthood his :
In him the shadows of the law
Are all fulfilled, and now withdraw.

3 And though awhile he be
Hid from the eyes of men,
His people look to see

Their great high-priest again:
In brightest glory he will come,
And take his waiting people home.

C. M.


Our Great High-Priest.

1 COME, let us join our songs of praise To our ascended Priest;

He entered heaven, with all our names
Engraven on his breast.

2 Below he washed our guilt away,
By his atoning blood;

Now he appears before the throne,
And pleads our cause with God.

3 Clothed with our nature still, he knows The weakness of our frame,

And how to shield us from the foes
Whom he himself o'ercame.

4 Nor time, nor distance, e'er shall quench The fervors of his love;

For us he died in kindness here,
And intercedes above.

5 Oh! may we ne'er forget his grace,
Nor blush to bear his name;

Still may our hearts hold fast his faith-
Our lips his praise proclaim.


C. M.

198. Breathing after the Holy Spirit.

1 COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove! With all thy quickening powers,

Kindle a flame of sacred love,
In these cold hearts of ours.

2 Look-how we grovel here below,
Fond of these trifling toys!

Our souls can neither fly nor go,
To reach eternal joys.

3 In vain we tune our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise;

Hosannas languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.

4 Dear Lord! and shall we ever live
At this poor dying rate?

Our love so faint, so cold to thee,
And thine to us so great?

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove!
With all thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,
And that shall kindle ours.

S. M.

199. Convicting and sanctifying Influence, 1 COME, Holy Spirit! come, Let thy bright beams arise; Dispel the sorrow from our minds, The darkness from our eyes.

2 Convince us of our sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood;

And, to our wondering view, reveal
The secret love of God.

3 T is thine to cleanse the heart,
To sanctify the soul,

To pour fresh life in every part,
And new-create the whole.

4 Revive our drooping faith;

Our doubts and fears remove;
And kindle in our breast the flame
Of never-dying love.



Influences of the Spirit.

1 GRACIOUS Spirit! Love divine! Let thy light within me shine:

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All my guilty fears remove,
Fill me with thy heavenly love.
2 Speak thy pard'ning grace to me,
Set the burdened sinner free;
Lead me to the Lamb of God,
Wash me in his precious blood.
3 Life and peace to me impart,

Seal salvation on my heart;
Breathe thyself into my breast,-
Earnest of immortal rest.

4 Let me never from thee stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Fill my soul with joy divine,
Keep me, Lord! for ever thine.

L. M.


The Spirit grieved.

1 THE Spirit, like a peaceful dove,

Flies from the realms of noise and strife; Why should we vex and grieve his love, Who seals our souls to heavenly life?

2 Tender and kind be all our thoughts,

Through all our lives let mercy run:
So God forgives our numerous faults,
For the dear sake of Christ, his Son.

H. M.

202. Pleading the Promise of the Spirit.
10 THOU that hearest prayer !
Attend our humble cry;
And let thy servant share
Thy blessing from on high:
We plead the promise of thy word;
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord!

2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,
Their varied wants supply;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray.

3 Our Heavenly Father, thou ;-
We, children of thy grace:

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Oh! let thy Spirit now

Descend, and fill the place:
So shall we feel the heavenly flame,
And all unite to praise thy name.

4 Oh! send thy Spirit down

On all the nations, Lord!
With great success to crown

The preaching of thy word,
Till heathen lands shall own thy sway,
And cast their idol-gods away.

S. M.

203.The indwelling Influences of the Spirit.

1 'TIS God, the Spirit, leads
In paths before unknown;
The work to be performed is ours,
The strength is all his own.

2 Supported by his grace,

We still pursue our way;
And hope at last to reach the prize,
Secure in endless day.

3 'T is he that works to will,

'Tis he that works to do;
His is the power by which we act,-
His be the glory too.

L. M.

Teachings of the Spirit.


1 COME, blessed Spirit! source of light,
Whose power and grace are unconfined,
Dispel the gloomy shades of night,-
The thicker darkness of the mind.

2 To mine illumined eyes display

The glorious truth thy word reveals,
Cause me to run the heavenly way,

Thy book unfold and loose the seals.
3 Thine inward teachings make me know
The mysteries of redeeming love,
The vanity of things below,

And excellence of things above.

4 While through this dubious maze I stray, Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad,

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