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CHRISTIAN ZEAL.

Thou hatest all iniquity,

But nothing thou hast made.
O may I learn the art,

With meekness to reprove;
To hate the sin with all my heart,

But still the sinner love!

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HYMN 212. S. M. (175]
JESUS, I fain would find

Thy zeal for God in me:
Thy yearning pity for mankind,

Thy burning charity.
2 In me thy spirit dwell!

In me thy bowels move!
So shall the fervor of my zeal
Be the pure flame of Love,

HYMN 213. L. M.
O THOU who all things canst control,
Chase this dread slumber from my soul,
With joy and fear, with love and awe,
Give me to keep thy perfect law.
2 O may one beam of thy blest light,
Pierce through, dispel the shade of night;
Touch my cold breast with heavenly fire,
With holy, conquering zeal inspire.
3 For zeal I sigh, for zeal I pant,
Yet heavy is my soul and faint;
With steps unwav'ring, undismay'd,
Give me in all thy paths to tread.

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CHRISTIAN ŻEAL.
4 With outstretch'd hands, and streaming eyes,
Oft I begin to grasp the prize;
I groan, I strive, I watch, I pray:
But ah! how soon it dies away!
5 The deadly slumber soon I feel,
Afresh upon my spirit steal ;
Rise, Lord; stir up thy quickening power,
And wake me that I sleep no more.
6 Single of heart O may I be!
Nothing may I desire but thee:
Far, far from me the world remove,
And all that holds me from thy love!

HYMN 214. C. M. [176]
ZEAL is that pure and heav'nly flame,

The fire of love supplies ;
While that which often bears the name,

Is self in a disguise.
2 True zeal is merciful and mild,

Can pity and forbear;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild;

And breathes revenge and war. 3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms,

He knows the worth of peace;
But self contends for names and forms,

Its party to increase.
4 Zeal has attain'd its highest aim,

Its end is satisfied,
If sinners love the Saviour's name,

Nor seeks it aught beside.
5 But self, however well employed,

Has its own ends in view;
And says, as boasting Jehu cried,

“Come, see what I can do."
6 Self may its poor reward obtain,

And be applauded here;

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But zeal the best applause will gain,
When Jesus shall appear.

HYMN 215. C. M. (485)
AWAKE my soul, stretch every nerve,

And press with vigor on,
A heavenly race demands thy zeal,

A bright, immortal crown.
2 'Tis God's all-animating voice,

That calls thee from on high ; 'Tis his own hand presents the prize,

To thine aspiring eye. 3 A cloud of witnesses around,

Hold thee in full survey: Forget the steps already trod,

And onward urge thy way.
4 Blest Saviour, introduced by thee,

Have we our race begun :
And, crown'd with victory, at thy feet
We'll lay our laurels down.!

HYMN 216. C. M.
DIDST thou, dear Jesus, suffer shame,

And bear the cross for me? And shall I fear to own thy name,

Or thy disciple be?
2 Inspire my soul with life divine,

And make me truly bold;
Let knowledge, faith, and meekness shine,

Nor love, nor zeal grow cold.
3 Let mockers scoff, the world defame,

And treat me with disdain; Still may I glory in thy name,

And count reproach my gain. 4 To thee I cheerfully submit,

And all my powers resign;

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Let wisdom point out what is fit,
And I'll no more repine.

HYMN 217. C. M. [447]
THE saints above once here below

Bedew'd their couch with tears ;
They wrestled hard, as we do now,

With sins, and doubts, and fears.
2 I ask them whence their vict'ry rose:

They, with united breath,
Say, “Jesus conquer'd all our foes :

We triumph by his death !"
3 They mark'd the footsteps which he trod;

His zeal inspir'd their breast;
And, following their incarnate God,

They gaind the promis'd rest.
4 The Lamb we praise with pure delight,

For his own pattern given :
While clouds of witnesses in sight,
Show the same path to heaven.

HYMN 218. C. M.
THE message first to Smyrna sent,

A message full of grace;
To all the Saviour's flock is meant,

In every age and place.
2 Thus to his church, his chosen bride,

Saith the great FIRST and LAST,
Who ever lives—though once he died !

“ Hold thy profession fast.
3 “ Thy works and sorrow well I know,

Perform'd and borne for me;
Poor though thou art, despis'd and low,

Yet who is rich like thee?
4 "Be faithful unto death, nor fear

A few short days of strife;

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Behold the prize you soon shall wear,

A crown of endless life.” 5 Hear what the Holy Spirit saith

Of all who overcome; "They shall escape the second death, The sinner's awful doom !"

HYMN 219.C. M. [380] THUS I resolv'd before the Lord,

“ Now will I watch my tongue, Lest I let slip one sinful word,

Or do my neighbor wrong.' 2 If I am e'er constrain'd to stay

With men of lives profane, I'll set a double guard that day,

Nor let my talk be vain.
3 Yet, if some proper hour appear,

I'll not be overawed,
But let the scoffing sinners hear,

That I can speak for God !

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HYMN 220.7s, 6s, & 8. [157] VAIN, delusive world, adieu !

With all of creature good; Only Jesus I pursue,

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.

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