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So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is revealed.
I bid them all depart;
Have fixed my roving heart.
A worthless worm like me?
And wholly live to thee. 314.
The full Purpose.
My journey I'll pursue ;
For I must go with you. 2 Through floods and flames, if Jesus leads,
I'll follow where he goes;
Though earth and hell oppose.
I'll go at his command;
Still this my cry shall be,
I'll gladly go with thee. 315.
Tune my heart to grateful lays;
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Sung by raptured saints above;
While I sing redeeming love.
Wandering from the fold of God;
8s and 7%.
He to save my soul from danger,
Interposed his precious blood.
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to leave the God I love;
Seal it from thy courts above. 316.
Joy over the Penitent.
When but one sinner turns,
His sin and error mourns !
In songs, their tongues employ;
And heaven is filled with joy.
The conscious sinner's moan;
And claims him for his own.
But kindle with new fire:
And strike the sounding lyre. 317.
Joy in Heaven
for a repenting Sinner.
Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see an heir of glory born ?
The fruit of his eternal love;
The purchase of his agonies.
The holy soul he formed anew;
Ana saints and angels join to sing
The growing empire of their king. 318.
The Song of the Saved on Earth. 1 FROM Egypt's bondage comes
Where death and darkness reign,
Where we our rest shall gain. 2 To Canaan's sacred bourd,
We haste with songs of joy,
And sweets that never cloy. 3 There sin and sorrow cease,
And every conflict 's o'er:
Nor thirst nor hunger more. 4 There, in celestial strains,
Enraptured myriads sing;
For God himself is king. 5 We hope to join the throng,
And soon their pleasures share:
With all the ransomed there. 6 How sweet the prospect is!
It cheers the pilgrim's breast;
To our eternal rest.
L. M. 319.
A Youth, seeking heavenly Wisdom.
Nor fleeting pleasures of an hour :
Tňan all the pride and state of kings. 2 One thing I ask ;-Lord! wilt thou hear,
And grant my soul a gift so dear ?-
The sweetest token of thy love :-
To fear his name, and keep his word;
To lead my feet in paths of truth,
And guide and guard my wandering youth. 4 Then shouldst thou grant a length of days,
My life shall still proclaim thy praise ;
To realms of everlasting day. 320.
Renouncing the World.
Come, struggle to be free ;
However hard it be:
But cleaves yet closer to the dust. 2 Ye tempting sweets ! forbear;
Ye dearest idols ! fall;
Jesus shall have it all:
But, ah! thou must consent, my heart! 3 Ye fair enchanting throng!
Ye golden dreams! farewell !
And now I break the spell:
Jesus ! forgive these parting tears. 4 In Gilead there is balm,
A kind Physician there,
And bid me not despair :
My all I would resign to thee. 5 Oh! may I feel thy worth,
And let no idol dare,
With thee, my Lord ! compare:
Rejoicing in Jesus.
Sing aloud in Jesus' name;
Triumph in redeeming love.
Beaming in the Saviour's face,
Praise, and bless redeeming love.
Cancelled by redeeming love.
Welcome to his sacred rest!
Nothing but redeeming love.
Strike aloud each joyful string;
Join to praise redeeming love.
When we to his glory come,
8s and 7s. 322.
Rise o'er sin, and fear and care,
Something still to do or bear :
Think, what Father's smiles are thine; Think, what Jesus did to win thee ;Child of heaven ! canst thou repine ?