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3 Give me on thee to call,-
Always to watch and pray,
Lest I into temptation fall,

And cast my shield away.
4 For each assault prepared,
And ready may I be;
Forever standing on my guard,
And looking up to thee.
5 0 do thou always warn
My soul of evil near;
When to the right or left I turn,
Thy voice still let me hear :-
6 Come back! this is the way;
Come back, and walk therein;
O may I hearken and obey,
And shun the paths of sin.

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Pleading for restoring grace. 'TIS enough, my God, my God! Here let me give my wand'rings o'er: No longer trample on thy blood,

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And grieve thy gentleness no more;
No more thy ling'ring anger move,
Or sin against thy light and love.
2 O Lord, if mercy is with thee,

Now let it unto me be shown;
To me, the chief of sinners, me,

Who humbly for thy mercy groan :
Me to thy Father's grace restore,
Nor let me ever grieve thee more.
3 Fountain of unexhausted love,-

Of infinite compassion,-hear: My Saviour, and my Prince above,

Once more in my behalf appear: Repentance, faith, and pardon give: O let me turn again and live!

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Faint, yet pursuing.

S pants the hart for cooling streams,
When heated in the chase,

C. M.

So longs my soul, O God, for thee,
And thy refreshing grace.

2 For thee, my God-the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O, when shall I behold thy face,
Thou Majesty divine!

3 I sigh to think of happier days,
When thou, O Lord, wast nigh;
When every heart was tuned to praise,
And none more blest than I.

4 Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still, and thou shalt sing
The praise of him who is thy God,
Thy Saviour, and thy King.

864

C. M.

JEST

I shall be satisfied when I awake in thy likeness.
ESUS, the all-restoring Word,
My fallen spirit's hope,
After thy lovely likeness, Lord,
Ah! when shall I wake up?
2 Thou, O my God, thou only art
The Life, the Truth, the Way;
Quicken my soul, instruct my heart,
My sinking footsteps stay.

3 Of all thou hast in earth below,
In heaven above, to give,

Give me thy only love to know,-
In thee to walk and live.

4 Fill me with all the life of love;
In mystic union join

Me to thyself, and let me prove
The fellowship divine.

5 Open the intercourse between
My longing soul and thee,
Never to be broke off again
To all eternity.

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Restore my peace.

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ND wilt thou yet be found, And may I still draw near? Then listen to the plaintive sound Of a poor sinner's prayer.

2 Jesus, thine aid afford,

If still the same thou art :
To thee I look, to thee, my Lord,
I lift my helpless heart.

3 Thou seest my troubled breast,
The strugglings of my will,
The foes that interrupt my rest,
The agonies I feel.

4 O my offended Lord,

S. M.

Restore my inward peace;

I know thou canst; pronounce the word, And bid the tempest cease.

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5 I long to see thy face
Thy Spirit I implore,-
The living water of thy grace,
That I may thirst no more.

866

L. M.

Danger of final apostasy.

Lord,

A gracious soul may fall from grace; The salt may lose its seas'ning power, And never, never find it more.

2 Lest that my fearful case should be,
Each moment knit my soul to thee;
And lead me to the mount above,
Through the low vale of humble love.

BACKSLIDINGS LAMENTED.

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Lukewarmness.

OD of unspotted purity, UT Us, and our works, canst thou behold? Justly are they abhorr❜d by thee,

Whose works are neither hot nor cold.

L. M.

2 Better that we had never known
The way to heaven, through saving grace,
Than basely in our lives disown,

And slight and mock thee to thy face.
3 0 let us our own works forsake;
Ourselves and all we have deny :
Thy condescending counsel take;

And come to thee, pure gold to buy. 4 0 may we through thy grace attain

The faith thou never wilt reprove ;The faith that purges every stain,The faith that always works by love. 868 L. M.

Humble confession.

AVIOUR, I now with shame confess
My thirst for creature happiness;
By base desires I wrong'd thy love,
And forced thy mercy to remove.
2 Yet, O the riches of thy grace e!
Thou, who hast seen my evil ways,
Wilt freely my backslidings heal,
And pardon on my conscience seal.
3 Yea, for thy truth and mercy's sake,
My comfort thou wilt give me back
And lead me on from grace to grace,
In all the paths of righteousness;

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4 Till throughly saved my new-born soul,
And perfectly by faith made whole,
Shall bright in thy full image rise,
To share thy glory in the skies.

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Lamenting the absence of the Spirit.
FOR a closer walk with God,-
A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road -
That leads me to the Lamb.
2 Where is the blessedness I knew,
When first I saw the Lord?
Where is the soul-refreshing view
Of Jesus and his word?

C. M.

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd!
How sweet their mem❜ry still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

4 Return, O holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest:

I hate the sins that made thee mourn,
And drove thee from my breast.

5 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,

Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.

6 So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;

So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

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C. M.

Mourning departed joys.

SWE

WEET was the time when first I felt The Saviour's pard'ning blood Applied to cleanse my soul from guilt, And bring me home to God.

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