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1 MY God, my life, my love!

To thee, to thee I call;

I cannot live, if thou remove,
For thou art all in all.

2 To thee, and thee alone,

The angels owe their bliss;

They sit around thy gracious throne,
And dwell where Jesus is.

3 Not all the harps above

Can make a heavenly place,
If God his residence remove,
Or but conceal his face.

4 Nor earth, nor all the sky,
Can one delight afford;
No, not a drop of real joy,
Without thy presence, Lord!

5 Thou art the sea of love,

Where all my pleasures roll,
The circle, where my passions move,
And centre of my soul.

ITO thee, my God! my heart shall bring
The lively, grateful song;

Attending kings shall hear me sing,
With rapture on my tongue.

2 Amid the glories of thy name,

Thy truth exalted shines:

A faithful God thy words proclaim,
In everlasting lines.

3 When, in the day of deep distress,
To thee, my God! I cried,

With strength divine, thy powerful grace
My fainting soul supplied.

4 Thou, Lord! wilt all my hopes fulfil,
To thee the work belongs;

Let endless mercy guide me still,
And tune my grateful songs.


C. M.
The Mercy-Seat.

1 DEAR Father! to thy mercy-seat
My soul for shelter flies:
"T is here I find a safe retreat,
When storms and tempests rise.
2 My cheerful hope can never die,
If thou, my God! art near;

Thy grace can raise my comforts high,
And banish every fear.

3 My great Protector, and my Lord!
Thy constant aid impart;

Oh! let thy kind, thy gracious word
Sustain my trembling heart.

4 Oh! never let my soul remove
From this divine retreat;

Still let me trust thy power and love,
And dwell beneath thy feet.


C. M.

Prayer for quickening Grace.

1 PERMIT me, Lord! to seek thy face,
Obedient to thy call;

To seek the presence of thy grace,
My strength, my life, my all!

2 All I can wish is thine to give:
My God! I ask thy love,-
That greatest boon I can receive,-
The bliss of heaven above.

3 To heaven my restless heart aspires;
Oh! for a quickening ray,

To wake and warm my faint desires,
And cheer the tiresome way.

4 The path to thy divine abode
Through a wild desert lies;

A thousand snares beset the road,--
A thousand terrors rise.

5 Satan and sin unite their art
To keep me from my Lord:
Dear Saviour! guard my trembling heart,
And guide me by thy word.

6 My Guardian, my almighty Friend!
On thee my soul would rest;

On thee alone my hopes depend;
Be near,


and I am blest.

H. M.
Perpetual Praise.

1 TO thee, great Source of light!
My thankful voice I'll raise;
And all my powers unite

To celebrate thy praise;
And, till my voice is lost in death,
May praise employ my every breath.

2 And when this feeble tongue

Lies silent in the dust,
My soul shall dwell among
The spirits of the just;

Then, with the shining hosts above,
In nobler strains I'll sing thy love.


C. M.

God's Presence is Light in Darkness. 1 MY God! the spring of all my joys, The life of my delights;

The glory of my brightest days,
And comfort of my nights.

2 In darkest shades, if he appear,
My dawning is begun;

He is my soul's sweet morning-star,
And he my rising sun.

3 The opening heavens around me saine,
With beams of sacred bliss,

While Jesus shows his heart is mine,
And whispers I am his.

4 My soul would leave this heavy clay,
At that transporting word;
Run up with joy the shining way,
T'embrace my dearest Lord.

5 Fearless of hell and ghastly death,
I'd break through every foe;
The wings of love, and arms of faith,
Should bear me conqueror through.


S. M.

God, my Creator and Benefactor.

1 MY Maker and my King!
To thee my all I owe;

Thy sovereign bounty is the spring
Whence all my blessings flow.

2 The creature of thy hand,-
On thee alone I live;

My God! thy benefits demand
More praise than life can give.

3 Shall I withhold thy due?

And shall my passions rove?
Lord! form this wretched heart anew,
And fill it with thy love.

4 Oh! let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;
Let all my powers to thee aspire,
And all my days be thine.


C. M.

Thanks for Providence and Grace.

1 ALMIGHTY Father, gracious Lord,
Kind guardian of my days!

Thy mercies let my heart record
In songs of grateful praise.

2 In life's first dawn, my tender frame Was thine indulgent care;

Long ere I could pronounce thy name,
Or breathe the infant prayer.

3 Yet I adore thee, gracious Lord!
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That I have known thy sacred word,
Where all thy glories shine.

4 When blest with that transporting view,
That Jesus died for me,

For this sweet hope, what praise is due,
O God of grace! to thee?

5 Now shall my joyful powers unite,
In more exalted lays,

Till I shall join the sons of light,
In everlasting praise.


L. M.

Imploring divine Influence.

1 MY God! whene'er my longing heart
Its grateful tribute would impart,
In vain my boldest thoughts arise,-
I sink to earth, and lose the skies.

2 Thy name inspires the harps above,
With harmony, and praise, and love;
That grace, which tunes th' immortal strings,
Looks kindly down on mortal things.
3 Oh! let thy grace guide every song,
And fill my heart and tune my tongue;
Then shall the strain harmonious flow,
And heaven's sweet work begin below.


C. M.

Thanks for providential Favors. 1 WHEN all thy mercies, O my God! My rising soul surveys,

Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love, and praise.

2 Unnumbered comforts, on my soul,
Thy tender care bestowed,

Before my infant heart conceived

From whom those comforts flowed.

3 When in the slippery paths of youth,
With heedless steps, I ran,

Thine arm, unseen, conveyed me safe,
And led me up to man.

Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ;

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