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409 (389).


GREAT God, indulge my humble claim; Thou my hope, my joy, my rest;

The glories that compose Thy name Stand all engaged to make me blest. 2 Thou great and good, Thou just and wise, Thou art my Father and my God; And I am Thine by sacred ties,

Thy child and servant, bought with blood. 3 With heart and eyes, and lifted hands, For Thee I long, for Thee I look, As travellers in thirsty lands

Pant for the cooling water-brook.

4 E'en life itself, without Thy love,
No lasting pleasures can afford:
Yea, 't would a tiresome burden prove,
If I were banish'd from Thee, Lord.
5 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice,
While I have breath to pray or praise;
This work shall make my heart rejoice
Throughout the remnant of my days.

410 (388).


LET thoughtless thousands choose the road
That leads the soul away from God;
This happiness, dear Lord, be mine,
To live and die entirely Thine.

2 On Christ, by faith, my soul would live;
From Him, my life, my all receive;
To Him devote my fleeting hours;
Serve Him alone with all my powers.

3 Christ is my everlasting all;
To Him I look, on Him I call;
He will my ev'ry want supply,
In time, and through eternity.

4 Soon will the Lord, my Life, appear;
Soon shall I end my trials here;
Leave sin and sorrow, death and pain;
To live is Christ, to die is gain.

5 Soon will the saints in glory meet,
Soon walk through ev'ry golden street,
And sing on ev'ry blissful plain,
To live is Christ, to die is gain.

411 (927).

L. M

LORD, Thy heavenly grace impart,
And fix my frail, inconstant heart;
Henceforth my chief desire shall be
To dedicate myself to Thee.

2 Whate'er pursuits my time employ,
One thought shall fill my soul with joy;
That silent, secret thought shall be,
That all my hopes are fix'd on Thee.

3 Thy glorious eye pervadeth space;
Thy presence, Lord, fills ev'ry place;
And, wheresoe'er my lot may be,
Still shall my spirit cleave to Thee.

4 Renouncing ev'ry worldly thing,
And safe beneath Thy spreading wing,
My sweetest thought henceforth shall be,
That all I want I find in Thee.


MAnd make it always Thine,

Y God, accept my heart this day,

That I from Thee no more may stray,
No more from Thee decline.

2 Before the Cross of Him who died,
Behold, I prostrate fall;
Let every sin be crucified,

Let Christ be all in all!

3 Anoint me with Thy heavenly grace,
Adopt me for Thine own;

That I may see Thy glorious face,
And worship at Thy throne.

C. M.

4 Let every thought, and work, and word, To Thee be ever given:

Then life shall be Thy service, Lord,
And death the gate of heaven.

413 (342).


L. M.

YOME, Saviour Jesus from above,
Assist me with Thy heavenly grace;
Empty my heart of earthly love,
And for Thyself prepare the place.

2 Oh, let Thy sacred presence fill
And set my longing spirit free,
Which pants to have no other will,
But night and day to feast on Thee.

3 Henceforth may no profane delight
Divide this consecrated soul;

Possess it Thou, who hast the right,
As Lord and Master of the whole.

4 Nothing

on earth do I desire,

But Thy pure love within my breast;
This, only this, will I require,
And freely give up all the rest.

414 (222).


C. M

OW vain are all things here below!
Each pleasure hath its poison too,
How false, and yet how fair!
And ev'ry sweet a snare.

2 The brightest things below the sky

Give but

We should suspect some danger nigh
a flatt'ring light;
we possess delight.


3 Our dearest joys, and nearest friends,


How they divide our wavering minds,
And leave but half for God!

Partners of our blood,

4 Dear Saviour, let Thy beauties be My soul's eternal food;



grace command my heart away From all created good.


AIN, delusive world, adieu,
With all of creature good!
esus I pursue,

Only Jest

7s & 69.

Who bought me with His blood:

All thy pleasures I forego;

I trample

on thy wealth and pride;

Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus, crucified.

2 Other knowledge I disdain;
'Tis all but vanity:

Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain,—
He tasted death for me.

Me to save from endless woe
The sin-atoning Victim died:
Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus, crucified.

,3 Him to know is life and peace,
And pleasure without end;
This is all my happiness,
On Jesus to depend;

Daily in His grace to grow,
And ever in His faith abide;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus, crucified.

416 (310).


L. M.

SEND the joys of earth away;
Away, ye tempters of the mind,
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,
And empty as the whistling wind.
2 Your streams were floating me along
Down to the gulf of black despair,
And whilst I listen'd to your song,
Your streams had e'en convey'd me there.
3 Lord, I adore Thy matchless grace,
That warn'd me of that dark abyss,
That drew me from those treacherous seas,
And bade me seek superior bliss.

4 There, from the bosom of my God,
Oceans of endless pleasure roll;
There would I fix my last abode,
And drown the sorrows of my soul.

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