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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 know 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.

206 His Influence Desired. 8-7.

Now our LORD JESUS CHRIST himself, and GOD even our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and 'stablish you in every good word and work.-2 THESS. ii. 16, 17.

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, 2 Hear, O hear, our supplication, Loving Spirit, GOD of Peace! Rest upon this congregation, Great distributer of grace!

3 Come, thou best of all donations,
GoD can give, or we implore!
Having thy sweet consolations,
We on earth can wish no more.
4 Author of our new creation,

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

207. Leadings of the Holy Spirit. L.M.

As many as are led by the Spirit of GOD, they are the Sons of GOD.-ROMANS viii. 14.

COME, gracious Spirit, heav'nly dove,
With light and comfort from above;
Be thou our guardian, thou our guide;
O'er ev'ry thought and step preside.

2 Conduct us safe, conduct us far,
From every sin and hurtful snare;
Lead to thy word; for that must give,
And teach us, lessons how to live.

3 The light of truth to us display,
And make us know and choose thy way;
Plant holy fear in ev'ry heart,
That we from GOD may ne'er depart.

4 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 his pastures stray.

5 Lead us to GOD, our final rest,

In his enjoyment to be bless'd;
Lead us to heav'n, the seat of bliss,
Where pleasure in perfection is.

208. The New Heart.


A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. -EZEKIEL Xxxvi. 26.

O FOR an heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free!

A heart that's sprinkled with the blood,
So freely shed for me!

2 A heart resign'd, submissive, meek, My dear REDEEMER's throne; Where only CHRIST is heard to speak, Where JESUS reigns alone.

3 An humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean!
Which neither life, nor death, can part,
From him that dwells within.

4 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above:
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new,
best name of love.

209. His Influences Desired. S.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.

COME, Holy Spirit, come!
Let thy bright beams arise;
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,
The darkness from our eyes.
2 Cheer our desponding hearts
With consolations sweet;
Give us to lie, with humble hope,
At our REDEEMER's feet.



Revive our drooping faith,
Our doubts and fears remove;
And kindle in our breasts the flame
Of never-dying love.

Convince us of our sin,
Then lead to JESUS' blood,
And to our wond'ring view reveal
The secret love of God.

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