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The same. C. WESLEY 1 FULL of trembling expectation,

Feeling much, and fearing more,
Mighty God of my salvation,

I thy timely aid implore:
Suffering son of man, be near me,

All my suff'rings to sustain,
By thy sorer griefs to cheer me,

By thy more than mortal pain.
2 Call to mind that unknown anguish

In thy days of flesh below,
When thy troubled soul did languish

Under a whole world of woe;
When thou didst our curse inherit,

Groan beneath our guilty load,
Burden'd with a wounded spirit,

Bruis’d by all the wrath of God, 3 By the travail of thy spirit,

By thine outcry on the tree,
By thine agonizing merit,

In my pangs remember me !
By thy death I thee conjure,

A weak, dying soul befriend;
Make me patient to endure,

Make me faithful to the end,

191 C. M. Desire for spiritual prosperity.

COWPER. FOR a closer walk with God,

A calm and heav'nly frame; A light to shine upon the road

That leads me to the Lamb! 2 Where is the blessedness I knew

When first I loy'd the Lord ? Where is the soul-refreshing view

Of Jesus, and his word?
3 What peaceful hours I once enjoy’d!

How sweet their memory still !
But now I find an aching void

The world can never fill.
4 Return O holy Dove! return

Sweet messenger of rest!
I hate the sins that make me mourn,

That 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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7's. Desiring to love Christ, NEWTON. I'TIS a point I long to know,

Oft it causes anxious thought ;Do I love the Lord or no ?

Am I bis, or am I not?
2 1f I love, why am I thus?

Why this dull, this lifeless frame?
Hardly, sure, can they be worse,

Who have never heard his name! 3 If I pray, or hear, or read,

Sin is mix'd with all I do:
You that love the Lord indeed,

Tell me—is it thus with you?
4 Yet I mourn my stubborn will,

Find my sins my grief and shame:
Should I grieve for what I feel

If I never lov'd his name?
5 Lord decide the doubtful case!
Thou who art thy people's Sun,

( Shine upon thy work of grace,

If it be indeed begun.
6 Let me love thee more and more,

If I love at all, I pray;
If I have not loy'd before,
Help me to begin to day.

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C. M. Difficulties surmounted.

· RYLAND. IN all my Lord's appointed ways,

My journey I'll pursue ;
Hinder me not, ye much lov'd saints,

For I must go with you.
Through floods and flames, if Jesús leads,

I'll follow where he goes, Hinder me not, shall be my cry,

Though earth and hell oppose. Through duties, and through trials too,

I'll go at his command; Hinder me not, for I am bound

To my Immanuel's land. And when my Saviour calls me home,

Still this my cry shall be, Hinder me not, come welcome death,

I'll gladly go with thee.

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7. Pilgrim's Song. CENNICK. CHILDREN of the hear’nly King!

As ye journey, sweetly sing: Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, Glorious in his works and ways.

2 Ye are travelling home to God

In the way the fathers trod:
They are happy now-and ye

Soon their happiness shall see.
3 Fear not, brethren! joyful stand

On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, God's only Son,

Bids you undismay'd go on.
4 Lord, submissive may we go,

Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our leader be,

And we still will follow thee. 195

8.7. Pilgrims' Prayer. ANON. 1 GUIDE me, Othou great Jehovah,

Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty :

Hold me with thy pow'rful hand:
Strong deliv'rer, strong deliv'rer,

Be thou still my strength, and shield. 2 Open now the crystal fountain,

Whence the healing streanis do flow; Let the fiery cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through, Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,

Feed me till I want no more.

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