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2 [Sweet to look inward, and attend
The comforts of his love;

Sweet to look upward to the place
Where JESUS pleads above.]

3 Sweet to reflect how grace divine
My sins on JESUS laid;
Sweet to remember that his blood
My debt of suff'rings paid.

4 Sweet in his righteousness to stand,
Which makes my soul secure;
Sweet to experience, day by day,
His Spirit's quick'ning power.
5 Sweet on his faithfulness to rest,
Whose love can never end;
Sweet on his covenant of grace,
For all things to depend.

6 Sweet in the confidence of faith,
To trust his firm decrees;
Sweet to lie passive in his hand,
And know no will but his.

7 If such the sweetness of the streams, What must the fountain be?

Where saints and angels draw their bliss
Immediately from thee!


8 'Tis sweet to rest in lively hope,
That, when my change shall come,
Angels will hover round my bed,
And waft my spirit home.

9 There shall my dis-imprison'd sóul
View JESUS and adore;

Be with his likeness satisfy'd,
And grieve and sin no more.
10[Shall see him wear that very flesh,
On which my guilt was lain;
His love intense, his merit fresh,
As tho' but newly slain.]

11 Soon too my slumb'ring dust shall hear
The trumpet's quick'ning sound;
And by my SAVIOUR's power rebuilt,
At his right hand be found.

12 These eyes shall see him in that day,
The GOD that dy'd for me:

And all my rising bones shall say,
Lord, who is like to thee?

13If such the views which grace unfolds, Weak as it is below;

What raptures must the Church above,
In JESU's presence know!

140 may the unction of these truths,
For ever with me stay;

"Till from her "earthly house" dismiss'd,
My spirit flies away.


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202. His Influence Desired. C.M.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.-Roм. XV. 13.

GREAT Spirit! by whose mighty power
All creatures live and move,
On us thy benediction shower,
Inspire our souls with love.

2 Hail, source of light! arise and shine, Darkness and doubt dispel ;

Give peace and joy, for we are thine;
In us for ever dwell.

3 From death to life our spirits raise,
Complete redemption bring;
New tongues impart to speak the praise
Of CHRIST, our GoD and King.

4 Thine inward witness bear unknown
To all the world beside;
Exulting then we know and own
Our JESUS glorified.

203. His Influence Desired. C.M.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.-ROM. v. 5.

COME, Holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove,
With all thy quick'ning pow'rs,
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours,

2 See how we grovel here below,
Fond of these earthly toys;
Our souls, how heavily they go
To reach eternal joys.

3 In vain we tane our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise;
HOSANNAS languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.

4 And shall we, Lord, for ever live
At this poor dying rate?
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,
And thine to us so great!

5 Come, HOLY SPIRIT, heav'nly Dove, With all thy quick'ning pow'rs; Come, shed abroad a SAVIOUR's love, And that shall kindle ours.

204. His Influence Desired. L.M.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.-1 Cor. xiii. 12.

O LORD, how little do we know,
How little of thy presence feel;
While we continue here below,
And in these earthly houses dwell!

2 When will these veils of flesh remove,
And not eclipse our sight of God?
When wilt thou take us up above,
To see thy face without a cloud?

3 Show thy omnipotence to save,
The characters of sin efface;
Thine image on our hearts engrave,
And make us kuow thy saving grace.
4 Dart in our souls a heav'nly ray,
Aray which still may shine more bright,
Increasing to the perfect day,
Till we awake in endless light.

205. His Influence Desired. 7s.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.-JOHN xiv. 16.

GRACIOUS Spirit, Love Divine!
Let thy light around us shine:
All our guilty fears remove,
Fill us with thy peace and love.
2 Pardon to the contrite give,
Bid the wounded sinner live;
Lead us to the Lamb of God,
Wash us in his precious blood.
3 Earnest thou of heavenly rest,
Comfort every troubled breast;
Life, and joy, and peace impart,
Sanctifying ev'ry heart.

4 Guardian Spirit, lest we stray,
Keep us in our heav'nly way;
Bring us to thy courts above,
Realms of light and endless love.

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