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The Sealing of the Spirit.
1 WHY should the children of a king

Go mourning all their days ?-
Great Comforter! descend, and bring

Some tokens of thy grace.
2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,

And seal the heirs of heaven ?
When wilt thou banish my complaints,

And show my sins forgiven?
3 Assure my conscience of her part

In the Redeemer's blood;
And bear thy witness with my heart,

That I am born of God.
4 Thou art the earnest of his love,

The pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove!

Will safe convey me home. 213.

Prayer against grieving the Spirit. 1 STAY, thou insulted Spirit! stay,

Though I have done thee such despite ,
Cast not a sinner quite away,

Nor take thine everlasting flight. 2 Though I have most unfaithful been

Of all who e'er thy grace received,
Ten thousand times thy goodness seen,

Ten thousand times thy goodness grieved ;3 Yet, Oh! the chief of sinners spare,

In honor of my great High-Priest;
Nor, in thy righteous anger, swear

I shall not see thy people's rest. 4 My weary soul, O God! release,

Uphold me with thy gracious hand;
Guide me into thy perfect peace,

And bring me to the promised land. 214.

The Comforter. 1 SURE, the blest Comforter is nigh;

'T is he sustains my fainting heart;

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Else would my hope for ever die,

And every cheering ray depart.
2 Whene'er, to call the Saviour mine,

With ardent wish my heart aspires,
Can it be less than power divine,

That animates these strong desires ?
3 And, when my cheerful hope can say,-

I love my God and taste his grace,
Lord ! is it not thy blissful ray,

That brings this dawn of sacred peace? 4 Let thy good Spirit in my heart

For ever dwell, O God of love!
And light and heavenly peace impart-
Sweet earnest of the joys above.

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The Necessity of renering Grace.
1 HOW helpless guilty nature lies,

Unconscious of its load!
The heart, unchanged, can never rise

To happiness and God.
2 Can aught, beneath a power divine,

The stubborn will subdue?
'Tis thine, eternal Spirit ! thine,

To form the heart anew.
3 'T is thine, the passions to recall,

And upward bid them rise;
To make the scales of error fall,

From reason's darkened eyes ; 4 To chase the shades of death away,

And bid the sinner live;
A beam of heaven- a vital ray,

'T is thine alone to give. 5 Oh! change these wretched hearts of ours,

And give them life divine;
Then shall our passions and our powers,

Almighty Lord! be thine. 216.

The Spirit desired. 1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift !

Behold thy servants wait;

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With longing eyes, and lifted hands,

We flock around thy gate.
2 Oh! shed abroad that choicest gift,-

Thy Spirit from above,
To cheer our eyes with sacred light,

And fire our hearts with love. 3 Blest earnest of eternal joy!

Declare our sins forgiven:
And bear, with energy divine,

Our raptured thoughts to heaven.
4 Diffuse, O God! thy copious showers.

That earth its fruit may yield,
And change the barren wilderness,

To Carmel's flowery fleld. 217.

The Outpouring of the Spirit.
1 LET songs of praises fill the sky!

Cbrist, our ascended Lord,
Sends down his Spirit, from on high,

According to his word.
2 The Spirit, by his heavenly breath,

New life creates within:
He quickens sinners, from the death

Of trespasses alıd sin.
3 The things of Christ the Spirit takes,

And to our heart reveals :
Our bodies he his tempie makes,

And our redemption seals.
4 Come, Holy Spirit! from above,

With thy celestial fire;
Come, and, with flames of zeal and love,

Our hearts and tongues inspire. 218.

The Operations of the Holy Spirit. 1 ETERNAL Spirit! we confess,

And sing the wonders of thy grace;
Thy power conveys our blessings down,

From God, the Father, and the Son. 2 Enlightened by thy heavenly ray,

Our shades and darkness turn to day;

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Thine inward teachings make us know

Our danger, and our refuge too.
3 Thy power and glory work within,

And break the chains of reigning sin;
Do our imperious lusts subdue,

And form our wretched hearts anew. 4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice;

Thy cheering words awake our joys;
Thy words allay the stormy wind,

And calm the surges of the mind. 219.

Prayer for the promised Spirit. 1 ENTHRONED on high, almighty Lord!

The Holy Ghost send down:
Fulfill in us thy faithful word,

And all thy mercies crown. 2 Though, on our heads, no tongues of fire

Their wondrous powers impart,
Grant, Saviour ! what we more desire,

Thy Spirit in our heart.
3 Spirit of life, and light, and love!

Thy heavenly influence give;
Quicken our souls-born from above

In Christ, that we may live.
4 To our benighted minds reveal

The glories of his grace,
And bring us, where no clouds conceal

The brightness of his face.
5 His love within us shed abroad,

Life's ever-springing well,
Till God in us, and we in God,

In love eternal dwell.

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Regeneration by the Spirit.
1 NOT all the outward forms on earth,

Nor rites that God has given ;
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,

Can raise a soul to heaven.
2 The sovereign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of

grace,

Born in the image of his Son,

A new peculiar race. 3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind,

Breathes on the sons of flesh;
Creates anew the carnal mind,

And forms the man afresh. 4 Our quickened souls awake, and rise,

From the long sleep of death :
On heavenly things we fix our eyes,

And praise employs our breath.

TRINITY.

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Invocation.
1 COME, thou almighty King !
Help us thy name to sing,

Help us to praise :
Father! all-glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,

Ancient of days!
2 Come, thou incarnate Word!
Gird on thy mighty sword;

Our prayer attend :
Come, and thy people bless,
And give thy word success;
Spirit of holiness!

On us descend.
3 Come, holy Comforter!
Thy sacred witness bear,

In this glad hour:
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,

Spirit of power!
4 To the great One in Three,
The highest praises be,
Hence evermore !

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