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So earthly pleasures fade away,

When Jesus is revealed.
4 Creatures no more divide my choice,

I bid them all depart;
His name, his love, his gracious voice,

Have fixed my roving heart.
5 But may I hope that thou wilt own

A worthless worm like me?
Dear Lord! I would be thine alone,

And wholly live to thee. 314.

The full Purpose.
1 IN all my Lord's appointed ways,

My journey I'll pursue ;
Hinder me not-ye much-loved saints !

For I must go with you. 2 Through floods and flames, if Jesus leads,

I'll follow where he goes;
Hinder me not!-shall be my cry,

Though earth and hell oppose.
3 Through duty, and through trials too,

I'll go at his command;
Hinder me not, for I am bound
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Immanuel's land.
4 And when my Saviour calls me home,

Still this my cry shall be,
Hinder me not,-come, welcome, death!

I'll gladly go with thee. 315.

Redeeming Lote.
I COME, thou Fount of every blessing!

Tune my heart to grateful lays;
Streams of mercy, never-ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.
2 Teach me some melodious measure,

Sung by raptured saints above;
Fill my soul with sacred pleasure,

While I sing redeeming love.
3 Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wandering from the fold of God;

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He to save my soul from danger,

Interposed his precious blood.
4 Oh! to grace how great a debtor,

Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy grace, Lord ! like a fetter,

Bind my wandering heart to thee.
5 Prone to wander,-Lord ! I feel it;

Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, Oh ! take and seal it,

Seal it from thy courts above. 316.

Joy over the Penitent.
1 OH! how divine, how sweet the joy,

When but one sinner turns,
And with an humble, broken heart,

His sin and error mourns !
2 Pleased with the news, the saints below,

In songs, their tongues employ;
Beyond the skies the tidings go,

And heaven is filled with joy.
3 Well-pleased, the Father sees and hears

The conscious sinner's moan;
Jesus receives him in his arms,

And claims him for his own.
4 Nor angels can their joys contain,

But kindle with new fire:
“The sinner lost is found !" they sing,

And strike the sounding lyre. 317.

Joy in Heaven

for a repenting Sinner.
1 WHO can describe the joys that rise,

Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see a prodigal return,-

To see an heir of glory born ?
2 With joy the Father doth approve

The fruit of his eternal love;
The Son with joy looks down, and sees

The purchase of his agonies.
3 The Spirit takes delight to view

The holy soul he formed anew;

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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,
We seek a new, a better home,

Where we our rest shall gain. 2 To Canaan's sacred bourd,

We haste with songs of joy,
Where peace and liberty are found,

And sweets that never cloy. 3 There sin and sorrow cease,

And every conflict 's o'er:
There we shall dwell in endless peace,

Nor thirst nor hunger more. 4 There, in celestial strains,

Enraptured myriads sing;
And love in every bosom reigns,-

For God himself is king. 5 We hope to join the throng,

And soon their pleasures share:
To sing the everlasting song,

With all the ransomed there. 6 How sweet the prospect is!

It cheers the pilgrim's breast;
We're journeying through the wilderness,

To our eternal rest.

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A Youth, seeking heavenly Wisdom.
1 I ASK not wealth, nor pomp, nor power,

Nor fleeting pleasures of an hour :
My soul aspires to nobler things

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 ?-
Wisdom, descending from above,

The sweetest token of thy love :-
3 Wisdom, betimes to know the Lord,

To fear his name, and keep his word;

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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 ;
Or early death my soul convey

To realms of everlasting day. 320.

Renouncing the World.
1 COME, my fond fluttering heart!

Come, struggle to be free ;
Thou and the world must part,

However hard it be:
My trembling spirit owns it just,

But cleaves yet closer to the dust. 2 Ye tempting sweets ! forbear;

Ye dearest idols ! fall;
My love ye must not share,

Jesus shall have it all:
'T is bitter pain,-'t is cruel smart,

But, ah! thou must consent, my heart! 3 Ye fair enchanting throng!

Ye golden dreams! farewell !
Earth has prevailed too long,

And now I break the spell:
Farewell, ye joys of early years!

Jesus ! forgive these parting tears. 4 In Gilead there is balm,

A kind Physician there,
My fevered mind to calm,

And bid me not despair :
Aid me, dear Saviour! set me free ;

My all I would resign to thee. 5 Oh! may I feel thy worth,

And let no idol dare,
No vanity of earth,

With thee, my Lord ! compare:
Now bid all worldly joys depart,
And reign supremely in my heart.

CHRISTIAN.

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Rejoicing in Jesus.
1 NOW begin the heavenly theme,

Sing aloud in Jesus' name;
Ye, who his salvation prove,

Triumph in redeeming love.
2 Ye, who see the Father's grace

Beaming in the Saviour's face,
As to Canaan on ye move,

Praise, and bless redeeming love.
3 Mourning souls ! dry up your tears ;
Banish all

your

sinful fears;
See your guilt and curse remove,-

Cancelled by redeeming love.
4 Welcome all, by sin oppressed,

Welcome to his sacred rest!
Nothing brought him from above,

Nothing but redeeming love.
5 Hither, then, your music bring;

Strike aloud each joyful string;
Mortals ! join the hosts above,

Join to praise redeeming love.
6 When his Spirit leads us home,

When we to his glory come,
We shall all the fulness prove
Of the Lord's redeeming love.

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Joyful Hope.
1 KNOW, my soul! thy full salvation;

Rise o'er sin, and fear and care,
Joy to find, in every station,

Something still to do or bear :
Think, what spirit dwells within thee;

Think, what Father's smiles are thine; Think, what Jesus did to win thee ;Child of heaven ! canst thou repine ?

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