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Conduct us safe, conduct us far,

From every

sin and hurtful snare;

Lead to thy word, that rules must give,
And teach us lessons how to live.

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.
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 thy pastures stray.
Lead us to God, our final rest,
In his enjoyment to be blest ;

Lead us to heaven, the seat of bliss,

Where pleasure in perfection is.

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Mariners.

HOLY Ghost dispel our sadness,
Pierce the clouds of nature's night;
Come, thou source of joy and gladness,
Breathe thy life, and spread thy light.

Hear, O hear, our supplication,

Loving Spirit, God of peace, Rest upon this congregation, Great distributor of grace.

Come, thou best of all donations

God can give or we implore;

Having thy sweet consolations,
We can ask or wish no more.
Author of our new creation,

Bid us all thy influence prove;
Make our souls thy habitation,
Shed abroad the Saviour's love.

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COME, Holy Spirit, come,...

Whitby.

Let thy bright beams arise; Dispel the sorrow from our minds, The darkness from our eyes.

Convince us of our sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood;
And to our wond'ring view reveal
The secret love of God.

Revive our drooping faith;

Our doubts and fears remove; And kindle in our breasts the flame Of never dying love.

'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

To illuminate the soul,

To pour fresh life in ev'ry part,

And new create the whole.

Dwell therefore in our hearts,

Our minds from bondage free;

Then shall we know, and praise, and love The Father, Son, and Thee.

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COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell,
By faith and love, in every breast;
Then shall we know, and taste and feel,
The joys that cannot be express'd,

Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,
Make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height, and breadth, and length
Of thine unmeasurable grace.

Now to the God, whose power can do
More than our thoughts or wishes know,
Be everlasting honours done,

By all the church, thro' Christ his Son.

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Horsley.
O BLESS thy servant, dearest Lord,
While he shall preach thy gracious word,
May he declare delightful things,
Touching the glorious King of kings.

O grant him bright celestial views,
While he proclaims the joyful news,
With holy zeal his soul inflame
While he exalts the bleeding Lamb.

Give him strong faith, and glowing love,
And shower down, blessings from above,
May we all hear the Saviour's voice,
And all believe, and all rejoice,

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Mariners.

HOLY Ghost inspire our praises,

Touch our hearts, and tune our tongues; Laud we now thy name, O Jesus,

Heaven shall echo with our songs.

Every state, howe'er distressing,
Shall be profit in the end,
Every ordinance a blessing,

Every providence a friend.

Blessed Lord, be thou our teacher,

Helper, counsellor, and guide;
Speak, in mercy, through the preacher,
And the hearing ear provide.

Vain are learning, parts, and merit,
Vain the native powers of man;
Jesus, send thy Holy Spirit,

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To display the gospel plan.

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Oxford.

COME, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,

Let us thine influence prove,

Source of the old prophetic fire,

Fountain of life and love.

Come, Holy Ghost, for mov'd by thee,

The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unlock the truth, our teacher be,

Unseal the sacred book.

Water, with heavenly dew, thy word,
In this appointed hour;

Attend it with thy presence, Lord,
And bid it come with power.

Open the hearts of all that hear,
To make the Saviour room;
Now let us find redemption near;
Let faith by hearing come.

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In spirit we trace,

Thy wonders of grace,

And cheerfully join in a concert of praise.

The Ancient of days

His glory displays,

And shines on his chosen with cherishing rays. The trumpet of God,

Is sounding abroad,

The language is mercy, salvation thro' blood. Thrice happy are they

Who hear and obey,

And share in the blessings of this gospel day. The people who know,

The Saviour below,

With cheerful affection to worship him go.

This blessing be mine,

Thro' favour divine,

But, O my Redeemer, the glory be thine.

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