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C. M. 212.
The Sealing of the Spirit.
Go mourning all their days ?-
Some tokens of thy grace.
And seal the heirs of heaven ?
And show my sins forgiven?
In the Redeemer's blood;
That I am born of God.
The pledge of joys to come;
Will safe convey me home. 213.
Prayer against grieving the Spirit. 1 STAY, thou insulted Spirit! stay,
Though I have done thee such despite ,
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 grieved ;3 Yet, Oh! the chief of sinners spare,
In honor of my great High-Priest;
I shall not see thy people's rest. 4 My weary soul, O God! release,
Uphold me with thy gracious hand;
And bring me to the promised land. 214.
The Comforter. 1 SURE, the blest Comforter is nigh;
'T is he sustains my fainting heart;
Else would my hope for ever die,
And every cheering ray depart.
With ardent wish my heart aspires,
That animates these strong desires ?
I love my God and taste his grace,
That brings this dawn of sacred peace? 4 Let thy good Spirit in my heart
For ever dwell, O God of love!
Unconscious of its load!
To happiness and God.
The stubborn will subdue?
To form the heart anew.
And upward bid them rise;
From reason's darkened eyes ; 4 To chase the shades of death away,
And bid the sinner live;
'T is thine alone to give. 5 Oh! change these wretched hearts of ours,
And give them life divine;
Almighty Lord! be thine. 216.
The Spirit desired. 1 GREAT Father of each perfect gift !
Behold thy servants wait;
With longing eyes, and lifted hands,
We flock around thy gate.
Thy Spirit from above,
And fire our hearts with love. 3 Blest earnest of eternal joy!
Declare our sins forgiven:
Our raptured thoughts to heaven.
That earth its fruit may yield,
To Carmel's flowery fleld. 217.
The Outpouring of the Spirit.
Cbrist, our ascended Lord,
According to his word.
New life creates within:
Of trespasses alıd sin.
And to our heart reveals :
And our redemption seals.
With thy celestial fire;
Our hearts and tongues inspire. 218.
The Operations of the Holy Spirit. 1 ETERNAL Spirit! we confess,
And sing the wonders of thy grace;
From God, the Father, and the Son. 2 Enlightened by thy heavenly ray,
Our shades and darkness turn to day;
Thine inward teachings make us know
Our danger, and our refuge too.
And break the chains of reigning sin;
And form our wretched hearts anew. 4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice;
Thy cheering words awake our joys;
And calm the surges of the mind. 219.
Prayer for the promised Spirit. 1 ENTHRONED on high, almighty Lord!
The Holy Ghost send down:
And all thy mercies crown. 2 Though, on our heads, no tongues of fire
Their wondrous powers impart,
Thy Spirit in our heart.
Thy heavenly influence give;
In Christ, that we may live.
The glories of his grace,
The brightness of his face.
Life's ever-springing well,
In love eternal dwell.
Regeneration by the Spirit.
Nor rites that God has given ;
Can raise a soul to heaven.
Born in the image of his Son,
A new peculiar race. 3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind,
Breathes on the sons of flesh;
And forms the man afresh. 4 Our quickened souls awake, and rise,
From the long sleep of death :
And praise employs our breath.
68 and 4s. 221.
Help us to praise :
Ancient of days!
Our prayer attend :
On us descend.
In this glad hour:
Spirit of power!