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4 We yield to be set free;
Thy counsel we approve;
Salvation we ascribe to thee,
And glory in thy love.

5 Our nature shall no more
O'er us dominion have:
By faith we apprehend the power
Which shall forever save.

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EVF

VER fainting with desire,
For thee, O Christ, I call;
Thee I restlessly require;
I want my God, my all.
Jesus, dear redeeming Lord,

I wait thy coming from above;
Help me, Saviour, speak the word,
And perfect me in love.

12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76.
Speak the word.

2 Wilt thou suffer me to go Lamenting all my days? Shall I never, never know

Thy sanctifying grace?
Wilt thou not thy light afford?

The darkness from my soul remove?
Help me, Saviour, speak the word,
And perfect me in love.

3 Thou my life, my treasure be,
My portion here below:
Nothing would I seek but thee,—
Thee only would I know;

My exceeding great reward,

My heaven on earth, my heaven above: Help me, Saviour, speak the word, And perfect me in love.

4 Grant me now the bliss to feel
Of those that are in thee:
Son of God, thyself reveal;

Engrave thy Name on me.
As in heaven, be here adored,
And let me now the promise prove;
Help me, Saviour, speak the word,
And perfect me in love.

544

Now is the accepted time.

No With all my

OW, even now, I yield, I yield, With all my sins to part; Redeemer, speak my pardon seal'd, And purify my heart.

2 0 Jesus, now my heart inspire
With that pure love of thine;
Enkindle now the heavenly fire,
To brighten and refine.

3 Now purify my faith like gold; The dross of sin remove;

C. M.

Melt down my spirit, Lord, and mould
Into thy perfect love.

545

3 0 may I never turn aside,
Nor from thy bosom flee;
Let nothing here my heart divide;
I give it all to thee.

C. M.

The entire surrender.

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SAVIOUR, welcome to my heart;
Possess thy humble throne;
Bid every rival, Lord, depart,
And reign, O Christ, alone.

2 The world and Satan I forsake;
To thee I all resign;

My longing heart, O Saviour, take,
And fill with love divine.

546

The work accomplished.

COME, O my God, the promise seal,

This remove; Now in my waiting soul reveal The virtue of thy love.

2 I want thy life, thy purity,
Thy righteousness, brought in :
I ask, desire, and trust in thee
To be redeem'd from sin.

C. M.

3 For this, as taught by thee, I pray,
My inbred sin cast out:
Thou wilt, in me, thy power display;
I can no longer doubt.

4 Let anger, sloth, desire, and pride, This moment be subdued;

Be cast into the crimson tide

Of my Redeemer's blood.

5 Saviour, to thee my soul looks up, My present Saviour thou!

In all the confidence of hope,

I claim the blessing now.

6 'Tis done; thou dost this moment saveWith full salvation bless;

Redemption through thy blood I have,
And spotless love and peace.

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L. M.

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The evidence of perfect love.
UICKEN'D with our immortal Head,
Who daily, Lord, ascend with thee;
Redeem'd from sin, and free indeed,
We taste our glorious liberty.

2 Saved from the fear of hell and death,
With joy we seek the things above;
And all thy saints the spirit breathe
Of power, sobriety, and love.

3 Power o'er the world, the flesh, and sin, We through thy gracious Spirit feel: Full power the victory to win,

And answer all thy righteous will.

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4 Pure love to God thy members find
Pure love to every soul of man;
And in thy sober, spotless mind,
Saviour, our heaven on earth we gain.

548

1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.

COME

The witness of entire consecration.
OME, Holy Ghost, all-quick'ning fire,
Come, and in me delight to rest;
Drawn by the lure of strong desire,

O come and consecrate my breast;
The temple of my soul prepare,
And fix thy sacred presence there.
2 If now thine influence I feel,

If now in thee begin to live,
Still to my heart thyself reveal;

Give me thyself, forever give:
A point my good, a drop my store,
Eager I ask, I pant for more.

3 Eager for thee I ask and pant,
So strong the principle divine
Carries me out with sweet constraint,

Till all my hallow'd soul is thine; Plunged in the Godhead's deepest sea, And lost in thy immensity.

4 My peace, my life, my comfort thou, My treasure and my all thou art; True witness of my sonship, now

Engraving pardon on my heart: Seal of my sins in Christ forgiven, Earnest of love, and pledge of heaven.

MEANS OF GRACE.

PRAYER AND INTERCESSION.

L. M.

549

PRAY

Design of prayer. RAYER is appointed to convey The blessings God designs to give: Long as they live should Christians pray; They learn to pray when first they live.

2 If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress; If cares distract, or fears dismay; If guilt deject; if sin distress;

In every case, still watch and pray.

3 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak:
Though thought be broken, language lame,
Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak;
But pray with faith in Jesus' name.
4 Depend on him; thou canst not fail;
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear not; his merits must prevail:
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.

550

C. M.

What is prayer?

RAYER is the soul's sincere desire,

PRAYER
Utter'd or unexpress'd;

The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,-
The falling of a tear,-

The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;

Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.

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