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Scorn'd be the thought,by rich and poor! O may I scorn it more and more!

2 Asham'd of JESUS! of that friend,'
On whom my hopes of Heav'n depend!
No! when I blush, be this my shame,
That I no more revere his name.

3 Asham'd of JESUS! yes, I may,'

When I've no sins to wash away,
No tears to wipe, no joys to crave,
And no immortal soul to save.

4 Till then-nor is the boasting vain-
Till then, I'll boast a SAVIOUR slain;
And O may this my portion be,
That SAVIOUR not asham'd of me!

242. Awakened. L.M.

And he brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? and they said, Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and thou shalt be saved.-ACTS xvi. 30, 31,

WITH melting heart and weeping eyes,
My guilty soul for mercy cries;
What shall I do, or whither flee,
T' escape that vengeance due to me?


2 Till now, I saw no danger nigh;
I liv'd at ease, nor fear'd to die:
Wrapt up in self-deceit and pride,
I shall
have peace at last,
at last, I cry'd.

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3 But when, O Lord! thy light divine Had shone ou this dark soul of mine, Then I beheld, with trembling awe, The terrors of thy holy law.

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4 How fearful now my guilt appears, In childhood, youth, and growing years! Before thy pure discerning eye,

5 Should'vengeance still my soul pursue,
Death and destruction are my due;
Yet mercy can my guilt forgive,
And bid a dying sinner live.

6 Does not thy sacred word proclaim
Salvation free in JEsU's name?
To him I look, and humbly cry,
O save a wretch condemn'd to die!

243. Cleaving to Christ. L.M.

Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. JOHN vi. 67, 68.

THOU only sov'reign of my heart,
My refuge, my Almighty friend!
And can my soul from thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend?
Whither, ah, whither should I go,
A wretched wanderer from my Lord?
Can this dark world of sin and woe
One gleam of happiness afford?

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3 Eternal life thy words impart;
On these my fainting spirit lives:
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart,
Than the whole world around me gives.

4 Thy name my inmost powers adore; -Thou art my life, my joy, my care; Depart from thee! 'tis death: 'tis more: 'Tis endless ruin, deep despair!

5 Low at thy feet my soul would lie;
Here safety dwells, and peace divine:
Still let me live beneath thine eye,
For life, eternal life, is thine!

244. Crucified to the World. L. M.

But GOD forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.—GAL. vi. 14.

GROUND of my hope,theCross appears:
I see the "
man of sorrows" bleed :
I bid adieu to guilty fears,
And in his death my pardon read.

2 And could'st thou, O my SAVIOUR, die, To rescue me from endless woe? Enough! there's none more blest than I, Since thou could'st love a sinner so.

3 I leave the world its boasted store Of pleasures that must quickly end: I prize its vanities no more,

Since I have found the sinner's friend.

4 I care not if the world revile,
The world that hates my master's cause;
The world I know would quickly smile,
Were I again what once I was.

5 Then farewell, world, and farewell all
That emulates a SAVIOUR's claims;
I'll hear him and obey his call,
Regardless who applauds or blames.

6 I'll praise him while he gives me breath,
Nor then will cease to sing his love:
For, when my voice is lost in death,
I hope to join the choirs above.

245. Crucified with Christ. 7s.

I am crucified with CHRIST: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but CHRIST liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of GOD, who loved me, and gave himself for me.GAL. ii. 20.

JESUS, fix each wav'ring mind!
To thy cross our spirits bind:
Earthly passions far remove:
Lift our souls to things above.

3. Dust and ashes tho' we be,
Full of sin and misery-
Thine we are, thou Son of God:
Take the purchase of thy blood!
3 Who in heart on thee believes,
He th' atonement now receives;

He with joy beholds thy face,
Triumphs in thy pard'ning grace.

4 Lord, thy grace O may we see,
Make our souls athirst for thee!
May we each thine influence prove,
Quick'ning all our hearts to love.
5 Boundless wisdom, power divine,
Love unspeakable are thine;
Ever, Lord, to thee be giv'n
Praise by all in earth and heav'n,

246. Desiring Christ. L. M.

But CHRIST is all.COL. iii. 11.

WHEN, gracious Lord, when shall it be
That I shall find my all in thee;
The fulness of thy promise prove,
The seal of thine eternal love?

2 Thee, only thee, I fain would find,
And cast the world and sin behind:
An helpless soul, I come to thee,
With only sin and misery.

3 Lord, I am sick-my sickness cure!
I want-do thou enrich the poor:
Under thy mighty hand I stoop-
O lift the abject sinner up!

4 Lord, I am blind-be thou my sight: Lord, I am weak-be thou my might:

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