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Long has sin, without control,

Held dominion o'er my soul. 4 Holy Ghost, with joy divine,

Cheer this saddened heart of mine,
Bid my many woes depart,

Heal my wounded, bleeding heart. 5 Holy Spirit, all divine,

Dwell within this heart of mine ;
Cast down every idol throne,
Reign supreme—and reign alone.

C. M. 130

Influences of the Spirit implored

[To quicken.) COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers, Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours. 2 Look! how we grovel here below,

Fond of these trifling toys!
Our souls can neither fly nor go,

To reach eternal joys.
3 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise ; Hosannas languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.
4 Dear Lord! and shall we ever lie

In this poor dying state,
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.

L. M. 131 Influences of the Spirit implored.

[To guide.) COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, With light and comfort from above : Be thou our guardian—thou our guide !

O’er every thought and step preside. 2 To us the light of truth display,

And make us know and choose thy way: Plant holy fear in every heart,

That we from God may ne'er depart. 3 Lead us to holiness—the road

Which we must take to dwell with God: Lead us to Christ—the living way ;

Nor let us from his pastures stray. 4 Lead us to God-our final rest,

To be with him forever blest:
Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share-

Fulness of joy forever there! 132

C. M.

(To prepare for Worship.] GREAT Father of each perfect gift,

Behold thy servants wait;
With longing eyes—and lifted hands,

We flock around thy gate.
2 Oh shed abroad that royal gift,

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

And fire our hearts with love. 8 Blest Earnest of eternal joy,

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

Our raptured thoughts to heaven.

H. M. 133

Influences of the Spirit implored.
O THOU that hearest prayer!

Attend our humble cry;
And let thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high:
We plead the promise of thy word,
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord!
2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray.
3 Our heavenly Father thou—

We-children of thy grace-
Oh let thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place;
So shall we feel the heavenly flame,

And all unite to praise thy name. 134

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[To comfort.)

HOLY 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 Author of our new creation,

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

Shed abroad the Saviour's love. 135

COME, divine and peaceful Guest,
Enter each devoted breast;

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Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,

Kindle there the gospel fire.
2 Bid our sin and sorrow cease;

Fill us with thy heavenly peace;
Joy divine we then shall prove,
Light of truth-and fire of love.

7s. 136

Influences of the Spirit implored.
GRACIOUS Spirit—Love divine!
Let thy light within me shine ;
All my guilty fears remove,

Fill me with thy heavenly love.
2 Speak thy pardoning grace to me,

Set the burdened sinner free;
Lead me to the Lamb of God,

Wash me in his precious blood. 3 Life and peace to me impart;

Seal salvation on my heart:
Breathe thyself into my breast,

Earnest of immortal rest.
4 Let me never from thee stray,

Keep me in the narrow way;
Fill my soul with joy divine ;

Keep me, Lord, forever thiné.
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SAVIOUR, I thy word believe,

My unbelief remove;
Now thy quickening Spirit give,

The unction from above:
Show me, Lord, how good thou art;

Now thy gracious word fulfil;
Send the witness to my heart,

The Holy Ghost reveal.

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2 Blessed Comforter, come down,

And live and move in me;
Make my every deed thine own,

In all things led by thee:
Bid my sin and fear depart,

And, within, oh deign to dwell ;
Faithful Witness, in my heart

Thy perfect light reveal.
3 Whom the world cannot receive,

O Lord, reveal in me;
Son of God, I cease to live,

Unless I live to thee:
Make me choose the better part;

Oh, do thou my pardon seal;
Send'the witness to my heart,
The Holy Ghost reveal.

C. M. 138

Influences of the Spirit implored.
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 thy saints,

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

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

In my 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.

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