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4 In flowing tears our guilt we mourn,
And loud implore thy grace, To bear our feeble footsteps on,
In all thy righteous ways. 5 Armed with this energy divine,
Our souls shall steadfast move; And with increasing transport press
To thy bright courts above. 254. C. M. WATTS.
Freedom from Sin and Misery in Heaven. 1 OUR sins, alas ! how strong they be!
And like a violent sea,
And hurry us away.
How loud the tempests roar!
Safe on the heavenly shore.
Our speedy feet shall move; No sin shall clog our winged zeal,
Or cool our burning love.
The wonders of his grace;
And smile in every face,
The true Penitent. 1 HARK! hear the sound on earth is found,
Each soul delights to hear,
Of pardon bought so dear.
Are passing through the land;
King Jesus is at hand.
They're mounted on the truth; The saints in pray'r, cry, Lord, draw near, Have
mercy on the youth.
4 Young converts sing and praise their King,
And bless God's holy name; While older saints, true penitents,
Rejoice to join the theme. 5 God grant a shower of saving power,
On ev'ry aching heart, Who sincerely to God do ery,
That they may have a part. 6 Come, lovely youth, embrace the truth,
Agree with one accord; And use your tongues while you are young,
In praising Christ the Lord. 256. S. M. PRATT'S COLL.
Returning to Christ.
Ye creatures of a day !
And cast your bonds away. 2 The year of gospel-grace,
With us rejoice to see;
Your proffered liberty.
Thee help us to receive; Obedient to thy gracious call,
Oh, bid us turn and live! 4 Our former years misspent,
Now let us deeply mourn;
And to thine arms return! 257. C. M. SCHOFIELD'S COLL.
Compassion and Intercession for Sinners. I ALMIGHTY God, with pitying eye,
The sons of men şurvey ;
In sin's destructive way.
To bear them to the tomb;
Repentance cannot come.
3 Bring back, O Lord, their wand'ring steps,
Misled by airy dreams;
Their visionary schemes.
Their dang'rous state to see,
That leads to heav'n and thee.
PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION. 258. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
Utter'd, or unexpress'd;
That trembles in the breast. 2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear;
When none but God is near.
That infant lips can try;
The Majesty on high.
The Christian's native air,
He enters heaven with prayer.
The turning froin his ways;
“Behold! he prays!"
They're one in word and mind,
Sweet fellowship they find.
The Life, the Truth, the Way,
Lord, teach us how to pray.
259. S. M. MONTGOMERY.
The Lord's Prayer. 1 OUR heavenly Father, hear
The prayer we offer now:
Io thee all nations bow.
On earth be done in love,
Thy perfect law above. 3 Our daily bread supply,
While by thy word we live; The guilt of our iniquity
Forgive as we forgive.
Our feeble hearts defend;
And guide us to the end. 5 Thine, then, for ever be
Glory and power divine ;
Of heaven and earth are thine. 260. L. M. BIRMINGHAM COLL. I FATHER, adored in worlds above !
Thy glorious name be hallowed still ;
And earth, like heaven obey thy will. 2 Lord, make our daily wants thy care;
Forgive the sins which we forsake:
As fellow men of ours partake. 3 Evils beset us every hour ;
Thy kind protection we implore,
The glory thine for ever more. 261. C. M. POPE.
The Universal Prayer. 1 FATHER of all! whose cares exten
To earth's remotest shore,
From every clime let praise ascend,
And every age adore.
Who all our sense confined,
And we ourselves are blind.
Or warns us not to do:
That, more than heaven pursue. 4 Save us alike from foolish pride,
Or impious discontent:
Or aught thy goodness lent. 5 Teach us to feel another's wo,
To hide the faults we see : The mercy we to others show,
We shall receive from thee. 6 To thee whose temple is all space,
Whose altar, earth, sea, skies, One chorus let all beings raise,
All nature's incense rise ! 262. C. M. CAPPE'S COLL.
Prayer for Divine Aid and Guidance. 1 ETERNAL Source of light and thought!
Supremely good and wise !
To thee lift up our eyes.
Through nature's ample round;
Its impress, Lord! is found.
With truth's celestial rays;
And tune our tongues to praise. 4 O grant to us thy needful aid,
To do and bear thy will;
And every murmur still.