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4 Dear Lord-and shall we ever live
At this poor dying rate,
And thine to us so great ?
With all thy quickening powers ;
And that shall kindle ours.
S. M. 1 COME, Holy Spirit, come;
Let thy bright beams divine
And in our darkness shine. 2
Convince us all of sin,
Then lead to Jesus' blood ;
of our God. 3
Revive our drooping faith ;
Our doubts and fears remove;
Of never-dying love.
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.
175 Regeneration. John i. 13.
C. M. 1 NOT
all the outward forms on earth,
Can raise a soul to heaven.
Creates us heirs of grace;
A new, peculiar race.
Breathes on the sons of flesh; New models all the carnal mind,
And forms the man afresh.
From the long sleep of death;
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;
Our danger and our refuge too.
And break the chains of reigning sin;
And form our wretched hearts anew.
Thy cheering words awake our joys;
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.
And upward bid them rise,
From reason's darkened eyes.
And bid the sinner live;
'Tis thine alone to give.
And give them life divine :
Mrs. Steele. 178 The Dry Bones. Ezek. xxxvii. 3. L. M. LOOK down, O Lord, with pitying eye,
And scatters slaughtered heaps around. 2 Thy ministers are sent in vain,
To prophesy upon the slain;
Till thine almighty aid is nigh.
Life spreads through all the realms of death;
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!
But prone to all that's ill;
How obstinate our will!
While Christ and grace prevail above
The tempter, death, and sin. 4 The second Adam shall restore
The ruins of the first;
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 :
Serve thee as thy hosts above;
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 ;
Shall I not in him prevail ? 3 Holy Spirit-Life Divine,
Come and make this temple thine;
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.
Sung by flaming hosts above;
Praises to thy boundless love.
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.
Come, make your constant dwelling here;.