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"Tis thine to cleanse the heart,
210. The quickening Influence of the Holy Spirit. Š.M.
Dwell therefore in our hearts ;
It is the Spirit that quickeneth.-JoHN vi. 63.
From the celestial hills,
3 Melt, melt, this frozen heart;
Mine will the profit be,
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
2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,
3 Assure my conscience of her part In the REDEEMER'S blood;
And bear thy witness with my heart,
4 Thou art the earnest of his love,
212. The Blessedness of the Church. 8.7.4.
To him who led his people through the wilderness: for
All his wants and dangers knows.
2 [Israel's heart is found deceitful,
Of the hand that broke his chain:
Turns him to himself again.
3 Through a trackless desert going,
4 Though the desert be unfruitful:
6 When the foe, of numbers boasting,
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
Still, still I am with thee, my promise
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,