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4 Dear Lord-and shall we ever live

At this poor dying rate,
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,

And thine to us so great ?
5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers ;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

Reviving Influence.

S. M. 1 COME, Holy Spirit, come;

Let thy bright beams divine
Rise on our sorrow and our gloom,

And in our darkness shine. 2

Convince us all of sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood ;
And to our wondering view reveal

of our God. 3

Revive our drooping faith ;

Our doubts and fears remove;
And kindle in our breasts the flame

Of never-dying love.
4 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul, Το pour

fresh life in every part, And new create the whole. Hart, (altd.) 174 Divine Illumination.

8. 7. 1

Y Ghost-dispel our sadness,

Pierce the clouds of nature's night ; Come, thou source of joy and gladness,

Breathe thy life and spread thy light. 2 Hear, oh hear our supplication,

Blessed Spirit, God of Peace; Rest upon this congregation,

With th' abundance of thy grace. 3 Author of our new creation

Bid us all thine influence prove; Make our souls thy habitation;

Shed abroad the Saviour's love. Toplady.

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175 Regeneration. John i. 13.

C. M. 1 NOT

all the outward forms on earth,

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; New models all 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. Watts. 176 The Operations of the Holy Spirit.

L.M. 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;
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. Watts. 177 Renewing Grace.

C. M. 1 HW helpless guilty nature lies, The heart, unchanged, can never rise

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

The stubborn will subdue ?

'Tis thine, almighty Saviour, thine

To form the heart anew.
S 'Tis thine the passions to recall,

And upward bid them rise,
And 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,

'Tis 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.

Mrs. Steele. 178 The Dry Bones. Ezek. xxxvii. 3. L. M. LOOK down, O Lord, with pitying eye,

Sin spreads its trophies o'er the ground,

And scatters slaughtered heaps around. 2 Thy ministers are sent in vain,

To prophesy upon the slain;
In vain they call, in vain they cry,

Till thine almighty aid is nigh.
3 But if thy Spirit deign to breathe,

Life spreads through all the realms of death;
Dry bones obey thy powerful voice;.
They move-they waken--they rejoice.

Doddridge. 179 Total Depravity. Eph. ii. 3.–Rom. v. 12, &c. C. M. 1

BACKWARD, with humble shame, we look How is our nature dashed and broke

In our first father's fall!
2 To all that's good averse and blind,

But prone to all that's ill;
What dreadful darkness vaiss our mind!

How obstinate our will!
3 Yet, mighty God, thy wondrous love
Can make our nature clean,

While Christ and grace prevail above

The tempter, death, and sin. 4 The second Adam shall restore

The ruins of the first;
Hosanna to that sovereign power

That new creates our dust.


180 Divine Love. Rom. v. 5.

8.7 1 LOVE divine, all love excelling,

Joy of heaven, to earth come down; Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

All thy faithful mercies crown; Jesus—thou art all compassion ;

Pure, unbounded love thou art; Visit us with thy salvation,

Enter every longing heart. 2 Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us now thy life receive : Suddenly return, and never

Never more thy temples leave :
Thee we would be always blessing,

Serve thee as thy hosts above;
Pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

Glory in thy precious love. 3 Carry on thy new creation;

Pure and spotless may we be ; Let us see our whole salvation

Perfectly secured by thee; Changed from glory into glory,

Till in heaven we take our place; Till we cast our crowns before thee,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. C. Wesley. 181 Prayer for Sanctification.

73. 1 G RACIOUS Father, hear thy child,

Now in Jesus reconciled; Let me now behold thy faceTriumph in thy saving grace ; Pour thy graces from above,

Hope and joy and peace and love. 2 Lord, I will not let thee go,

Till the blessing thou bestow:

Hear my Advocate divine ;
Lo, his powerful plea is mine;
Can his intercession fail ?

Shall I not in him prevail ? 3 Holy Spirit-Life Divine,

Come and make this temple thine;
Shed thy light throughout my soul,
Move and actuate the whole;
Spring of life-thyself impart,
Rise eternal in


C. Wesley. 182 Praise for recovering Grace.

8. 7. 1 COME, thou fount of every blessing,

Tuné my heart to sing thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

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

Sung by flaming hosts above;
I would chant, with heavenly pleasure,

Praises to thy boundless love.
3 Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wandering from the fold of God; 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. Robinson. 183 A Good Conscience.

L.M. 1 WEET peace of conscience, heavenly guest,

Come, fix thy mansion in my breast; Dispel my doubts, my fears control,

And heal the anguish of my soul.
2 Come, smiling hope, and joy sincere-

Come, make your constant dwelling here;.
Still let your presence cheer my heart,
Nor sin compel you to depart.


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