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2. Listen, Christian, their Hosanna

Rolleth o'er thee_"God is love."
Write upon thy red-cross banner,

“Upward ever-heaven's above."
3. By the thorn-road, and none other,

Is the mount of vision won;
Tread it without shrinking, brother!

Jesus trod it-press thou on!
4. Be this world the wiser, stronger,

For thy life of pain and peace;
While it needs thee, 0, no longer

Pray thou for thy quick release.
5. Pray thou, Christian, daily, rather,

That thou be a faithful son;
By the prayer of Jesus—“Father,

Not my will, but Thine, be done !"

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1. FORGIVE my folly, O Lord, most holy;

Cleanse me from every stain;
For Thee I languish; pity my anguish,

Nor let my sighing be vain.
2. Deeply repenting, sorely lamenting

All my departures from Thee;
And now returning, Thine absence mourning,

Lord, show Thy mercy to me.
3. Sinful, unworthy, trembling before Thee,

Here at Thy cross will I kneel;
Thy Love once bleeding, now interceding,

Shall for my ransom avail. 4. Through Thy rich merit, by Thy free Spirit, Comfort

my

desolate soul :
Heav'nly Physician, in kind compassion,

Now bid the wounded be whole.

894.

10s & 4s.
1. Send kindly light amid th’encircling gloom,

And lead me on;
The night is dark, and I am far from home;

Lead Thou me on;
Keep Thou my feet: I do not ask to see

The distant scene; one step's enough for me. 2. I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou

Should'st lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now

Lead Thou me on!
I loved day's dazzling light, and, spite of fears,

Pride ruled my will: remember not past years! 3. So long Thy power hath blessed me, surely still

'T will lead me on Through dreary doubt, through pain and sorrow, till

The night is gone, And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.

895.

78 & 5s.
1. PEACE to thee, O favored one,

Weeping thus before the throne,
O’er the ills that thou hast done,

With relenting sighs :
While thy heart with grief is riven,
All thy follies are forgiven;
· And beneath a smiling heaven

Light will soon arise.
2. Earthly joys to Thee are dross,

Earthly gain is heavenly loss,
Look upon the bleeding cross,

View the Victim there:
He that for thy sins hath died,
Bids thee in His love confide;
Trust in Him, and none beside

He will hear thy prayer.

3. From the Saviour's smiling face

Flows the plenitude of grace;
Pardon, life, and heavenly peace,

Like the ocean's wave:
He the righteous law obeyed,
He hath full atonement made,
Let Thy soul on him be stayed,

He is strong to save. T. HASTINGS.

896.

7s & 6s.
1. Jesus my God, my Saviour,
In Thy celestial favor

Is my supreme delight;
The more my woes oppress me,
The more do Thou possess me,

With Thy all heavenly might.
2. Whene'er my heart is broken,
Before my grief is spoken,

God pities my complaint:
And though He might reject me,
He kindly does protect me,

Lest all my courage faint.
3. By night Thinc arm attends me,
And graciously defends ine,

And soft is my repose ;
Thine eyes, that watch my keeping,
Are

never, never sleeping-
I can not fear

my

foes.
4. By day Thy hand shall lead me,

Thy heavenly manna fced me

Through all life's desert way;
Thy beam my path enlightens,
And more and more it brightens

Unto eternal day.
5. O Jesus, my sweet Saviour,
Soon Thy celestial favor

Shall be my sole delight !
With seraphs I 'll adore Thee,
And cast my crown before Thee,

Around Thy throne of light.

897.

7s & 6s.

1. O that the Lord's salvation,
Jehovah's great salvation,

Were out of Zion come!
To heal His ancient nation,
His long forsaken nation-

To lead His outcasts home!

2. How long the holy city,
Zion, the holy city,

Shall heathen feet profane ?
Return, O God, in pity,
In everlasting pity,

Rebuild her walls again.
3. Let fall Thy rod of terror,
Thine iron rod of terror,

Thy saving grace impart!
Remove the vail of

error,
The midnight rail of error,

Release the fettered heart.
4. Let Israel home returning,
With ransom home returning,

Their lost Messiah see!
Give oil of joy for mourning,
For ages long of mourning,

And build Thy Church to Thee!

Doxology. 75 & 6s.

Glory be Thine forever,
O Lord, of life the Giver,

Immortal King of kings,
To Thee thrice-named be praises,
Loud as all heaven raises,

While earth responsive sings.

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1. NEARER, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee,
E'en though it be a cross

That raiseth me;
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee!
2. Though, like the wanderer,

The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,

My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I'd be
Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee!
3. There let the way appear,

Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou sendest me,

In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee-

Nearer to Thee!
4. Then with my waking thoughts,

Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs,

Bethel I'll raise;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee-

Nearer to Thee !
5. Or if on joyful wing,

Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,

Upward I fly;
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee-

Nearer to Thee.

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SARAH F. ADAMS.

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