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"Tis thine to cleanse the heart,
T'illuminate the soul,
To pour fresh life on ev'ry part,
And new create the whole.


210. The quickening Influence of the Holy Spirit. Š.M.

Dwell therefore in our hearts ;
Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know, and praise, and
The Father, Son, and Thee! [love,


It is the Spirit that quickeneth.-JoHN vi. 63.
COME, Holy Spirit, come!
With energy divine;
And on this poor benighted soul
With beams of mercy shine.

From the celestial hills,
Life, light, and joy dispense!
And may I daily, hourly feel
Thy quick'ning influence.

3 Melt, melt, this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form my soul anew.

Mine will the profit be,
But thine shall be the praise:
And unto thee I will devote
The remnant of my days.

211. The Witness and Seal of the Holy Spirit. C.M.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of GOD.-ROM. viii. 16.

WHY should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter, descend and bring
Some tokens of thy grace.

2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,
And seal the heirs of heav'n?
When wilt thou banish my complaints,
And show my sins forgiv'n?

3 Assure my conscience of her part In the REDEEMER'S blood;

And bear thy witness with my heart,
That I am born of GOD.

4 Thou art the earnest of his love,
The Pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,
Will safe convey me home.

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212. The Blessedness of the Church. 8.7.4.

To him who led his people through the wilderness: for
his mercy endureth for ever.-PSALM CXxxvi. 16.
RESCU'D from the hand of strangers,
Israel through the desert goes:
Many are his toils and dangers,
Many, too, are Israel's foes:
But Jehovah

All his wants and dangers knows.

2 [Israel's heart is found deceitful,
Prone to murmur and complain:
Israel, too, is oft forgetful

Of the hand that broke his chain:
But Jehovah

Turns him to himself again.

3 Through a trackless desert going,
Israel proves the SAVIOUR's love,
Lo! a cloud before him showing
When and whither he should move.

Israel's journeys
Are directed from above.]

4 Though the desert be unfruitful:
Yet is favour'd Israel fed :
His supplies are never doubtful :
God provides his daily bread.
And his table
Through the wilderness is spread.
5 Where no pleasant streams are flowing,
In a parch'd and thirsty land:
Lo the rock its Maker knowing,
Pours a stream at his command:
And his people
Wond'ring own his mighty hand.

6 When the foe, of numbers boasting,
Leads his armies to the fight;
Israel, in the promise trusting,
Puts his num'rous hosts to flight:
And goes forward

In the Lord Jehovah's might.


213. Consolation for the Church. 11s.

O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, not comforted.The Lord on high is mightier than the mighty waves of the sea.-ISAIH liv. 11. PSALM Xciii. 4.

O ZION, afflicted with wave upon


Whom no man can comfort, whom no man can save;

With darkness surrounded, by terrors


In toiling and watching thy strength is decay'd.

Loud roaring and swelling, the billows o'erwhelm,

But skilful's the Pilot, who sits at the helm ;

His wisdom conducts thee, his power will defend,

In safety and quiet thy warfare shall end.


3 O fearful, O faithless-in mercy he cries,

My promise, my truth-are they
light in thine eyes?

Still, still I am with thee, my promise
shall stand,
Through tempest and tossing I'll bring
thee to land.

5 [Forget thee I will not, I cannot; thy



Engrav'd on my heart, doth for ever remain ;

The palms of my hands whilst I look on, I see

The wounds I receiv'd when I suffer'd for thee.]

Then trust me, and fear not; thy life is secure ;

My wisdom is perfect, supreme is


In love I correct thee, thy soul to refine, And make thee at length in my likeness to shine,

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