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4. Be daily dearer to my heart,
And ever let me feel Thee near;
Nor count it worthy of a tear.
Though I have done Thee such despite,
Nor take Thine everlasting flight. 2. Though I have most unfaithful been
Of all whoe'er Thy grace received;
Ten thousand times Thy goodness grieved ;3. Yet O! the chief of sinners spare,
In honor of my great High Priest;
I shall not see Thy people's rest. 4. O Lord, my weary soul release,
And raise me by Thy gracious hand;
C. WESLEY, 406.
Let a repenting rebel live.
May not a sinner trust in Thee ?
The power and glory of Thy grace;
So let Thy pard’ning love be found. 3. O wash my soul from every sin,
And make my guilty conscience clean;
4. My lips with shame my sins confess,
Against Thy law, against Thy grace;
I am condemned, but Thou art clear.
I must pronounce Thee just, in death;
Thy righteous law approves it well, 6. Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord,
Whose hope, still hov’ring round Thy worú,
1. WHEN Jesus' friend had ceased to be,
Still Jesus' heart its friendship kept
But ere His eyes could see, they wept. 2. Lord ! not in sepulchers alone
Corruption's worm is rank and free;
The shades of sorrow! come and see. 3. Come, Lord ! God's image can not shine
Where sin's funereal darkness ļowers
Upon these sinning souls of ours !
Their moving watch above us keep;
And as Thou weepedst, we may weep. 5. For surely we may weep to know,
So dark and deep our spirit's stain, That had Thy blood refused to flow,
The very tears had flowed in vain.
Tempted in every point like me;
Jesus, remember Calvary !
Who nailed Thy body to the tree?
O let Thy mercy answer me.
Hath pity left the Son of man ?
And claim a share in all my pain ? 4. Thou wilt not break a bruised reed,
Or queneh the smallest spark of grace,
Thy all-victorious righteousness. 5. The day of small and feeble things,
I know Thou never wilt despise;
The Sun of Righteousness shall rise.
I lay my soul beneath Thy love,
Jesus, nor shall it e’er remove. 2. Not all that tyrants think or say,
With rage and lightning in their eyes,
Should hell with all its legions rise. 3. Should worlds conspire to drive me thence,
Moveless and firm this heart should lie;
If I must perish, there to die.
4. But speak, my Lord, and calm my fear;
Am I not safe beneath Thy shade ?
Nor Satan dare my soul invade.
And all my foes shall lose their aim;
And my best honors to His name.
In faith, and love, and every grace;
And seek more earnestly His face. 2. I hoped that in some favored hour
At once He'd answer my request;
Subdue my sins, and give me rest. 3. Instead of this, He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart,
Assault my soul in every part.
Intent to aggravate my woe;
Blasted my hopes, and laid me low. 5. " Lord, why is this,” I trembling cried .
6 Wilt Thou pursue Thy worm to death ?” “'Tis in this way," the Lord replied,
“I answer prayer for grace and faith. 6. These inward trials I employ,
From self, and pride, to set thee free;
O that I could at last submit
To lay my soul at Jesus' feet! 2. Rest for my soul I long to find;
Saviour of all, if mine Thou art,
And stamp Thine image on my heart. 3. Break off the yoke of inbred sin,
And fully set my spirit free;
Till I am wholly lost in Thee.
Thy light and casy burden prove,
The labor of Thy dying love.
My heart from every sin release;
And fill me with Thy perfect peace.
Doxology. L. M.
In pomp triumphant to the sky,
O Holy Ghost, eternally.
1. WOULD Jesus have the sinner die?
Why bangs He then on yonder tree?
for you and me; Forgive them, Father, O forgive! They know not that by Me they live.