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'Tis thine, almighty Saviour, thine To form the heart anew.
3 '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
'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.
The Dry Bones. Ezek. xxxvii. 3.
OOK down, O Lord, with pitying eye,
See Adam's race in ruin lie;
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.
179 Total Depravity. Eph. ii. 3.—Rom. v. 12, &c. 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 vails 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.
Divine Love. Rom. v. 5.
1 OVE divine, all love excelling,
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.
Prayer for Sanctification.
GRACIOUS Father, hear thy child,
Let me now behold thy face-
Triumph 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?
S 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 my heart.
Praise for recovering Grace.
COME, thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my to 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.
A Good Conscience.
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.
3 Thou God of hope and peace divine,
Oh make these sacred pleasures mine;
Forgive my sins, my fears remove,
And send the tokens of thy love.
4 Then should my eyes, without a tear,
See death, with all its terrors, near;
My heart should then in death rejoice,
And raptures tune my faltering voice.
Divine Guidance implored.
1 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 The light of truth to us 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
That we must take to dwell with God:
Lead us to Christ, the living way,
Nor let us from his precepts stray.
4 Lead us to God, our final rest,
In his enjoyment to be bless'd;
Lead us to heaven, the seat of bliss,
Where pleasure in perfection is.
Prayer for Sanctification.
1 COME, Holy Spirit, come,
And on this poor, benighted soul,
With beams of mercy shine.
Oh melt this frozen heart; This stubborn will subdue; Each evil passion overcome, And form me all anew.
Mine will the profit be,
But thine shall be the praise;
And unto thee will I devote
The remnant of my days.
The Promise of the Spirit.
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.
If earthly parents hear
Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,
Their varied wants supply,
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray.
Our heavenly Father thou,
We children of thy grace-
Oh let thy Spirit now
Descend, and fill the place: That all may feel the heavenly flame, And all unite to praise thy name.
4 And send thy Spirit down
On all the nations, Lord,
With great success to crown
The preaching of thy word,
Till heathen lands shall own thy sway,
And cast their idol gods away.
Then shall thy kingdom come
Among our fallen race,
And the whole earth become
The temple of thy grace,
Whence pure devotion shall ascend,
And songs of praise, till time shall end.
1 HOLY Spirit, from on high
Bend on us a pitying eye;
Animate the drooping heart,
Bid the power of sin depart.
2 Teach us with repentant grief
Humbly to implore relief;
Then the Saviour's blood reveal,
All our deep disease to heal.
Prayer for spiritual Guidance.