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HYMN 100. L. M. WHAT have I then wherein to trust?

I nothing have, I nothing am; Excluded is my every boast,

My glory swallow'd up in shame. 2 Guilty I stand before thy face,

On me I feel thy wrath abide; 'Tis just the sentence should take place,

'Tis just,--but, O, thy Son hath died! 3 Jesus, the Lamb of God, hath bled,

He bore our sins upon the tree; Beneath our curse he bow'd his head,

"Tis finish'd! he hath died for me! 4 See, where before thy throne he stands,

And pours the all-prevailing prayer! Points to his side, and lifts his hands,

And shows that I am graven there! 5 He ever lives for me to pray;

He prays that I with him may reign: Amen, to what my Lord doth say!

Jesus, thou canst not pray in vain.

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HYMN 101. L. M. [58] STAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay,

Though I have done thee such despite ; Nor cast the sinner quite away,

Nor take thine everlasting flight. 2 Though I have steel'd my stubborn heart,

And still shook off my guilty fears ; And vex'd, and urged thee to depart,

For many long rebellious years :

3 Though I have most unfaithful been,

Of all who e'er thy grace receiv'd! Ten thousand times thy goodness seen;

Ten thousand times thy goodness griev'd; 4 Yet, O! the chief of sinners spare,

In honour of my great High Priest; Nor in thy righteous anger swear

T exclude me from thy people's rest. 5 This only wo I deprecate;

This only plague I pray remove; Nor leave me in my lost estate;

Nor curse me with this want of love. 6 Now, Lord, my weary soul release,

Upraise me with thy gracious hand, And guide into thy perfect peace,

And bring me to the promis'd land.

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O THAT I could my Lord receive,

Who did the world redeem; Who gave his life that I might live,

A life conceal'd in him! 2 O that I could the blessing prove,

My heart's extreme desire ! Live happy in my Saviour's love,

And in his arms expire ! 3 Mercy I ask to seal my peace,

That, kept by mercy's power, I may from every evil cease,

And never grieve thee more. 4 Now, if thy gracious will it be,

E'en now my sins remove, And set my soul at liberty

By thy victorious love.


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5 In answer to ten thousand prayers,

Thou pard’ning God, descend : Number me with salvation's heirs,

My sins and troubles end.
6 Nothing I ask or want beside,

Of all in earth or heaven:
But let me feel thy blood applied,
And live and die forgiven.

HYMN 103. C. P. M.
O LOVE divine, how sweet thou art !
When shall I find my willing heart

All taken up by thee?
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,

The love of Christ to me.
2 Stronger his love than death or hell,
Its riches are unsearchable ;

The first-born sons of light Desire in vain its depths to see : They cannot reach the mystery,

The length, the breadth, and height.
3 God only knows the love of God,
O that it now were slied abroad

In this poor stony heart!
For love I sigh, for love I pine;
This only portion, Lord, be mine!

Be mine this better part !
4 O, that I could for ever sit,
With Mary at the Master's feet;

Be this my happy choice;
My only care, delight and bliss,
My joy, my heaven on earth be this,

To hear the Bridegroom's voice! 5 O, that I could with favor'd John, Recline my weary head upon

The dear Redeemer's breast: From care and sin, and sorrow free, Give me, O Lord, to find in thee, My everlasting rest!

HYMN 104. C. M. [61] WHY should the children of a King

Go mourning all their days? Great Comforter, descend and bring

The tokens of thy grace.
2 Dost thou not dwell in all thy saints,

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

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

In the 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;
May thy bless'd wings, celestial Dove,
Safely convey me home!

HYMN 105. C. M.
GOD is in this and every place!

But 0, how dark and void ; To me 'tis one great wilderness,

This earth without my God.
2 Empty of Him who all things fills,

Till he his light impart;
Till he his glorious self reveals,

The veil is on my heart ! 3 O thou who seest and know'st my grief,

Thyself unseen, unknown; Pity my helpless unbelief,

And break my heart of stone.

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4 Regard me with a gracious eye,

The long-sought blessing give; And bid me, at the point to die,

Behold thy face and live.
5 A darker soul did never yet

Thy promis'd help implore:
O, that I now my Lord might meet,

And never lose him more!
6 Now, Jesus, now the father's love

Shed in my heart abroad; The middle wall of sin remove, And let me in to God.

HYMN 106. ENCOMPASS'D with clouds of distress,

Just ready all hope to resign; I pant for the light of thy face,

And fear it will never be mine; Dishearten'd with waiting so long,

I sink at thy feet with my load; All-plaintive I pour out my song

And stretch forth my hands unto God. 2 Shine, Lord, and my terror shall cease;

The blood of atonement apply; And lead me to Jesus for peace,

The rock that is higher than I; Speak, Saviour, for sweet is thy voice,

Thy presence is fair to behold; Attend to my sorrows and cries,

My groanings that cannot be told. 3 If sometimes I strive, as I mourn,

My hold on thy promise to keep ; The billows more fiercely return,

And plunge me again in the deep. While harass'd and cast from thy sight,

The tempter suggests with a roar,

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