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6 I rest upon thy word,

The promise is for me;
My succour and salvation, Lord,

Shall surely come from thee; V
But let me still abide,

Nor from my hope remove,
Till thou my patient spirit guide
Into thy perfect love.

HYMN 177. (111. 3.)

Prayer for Guidance. L'a
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Pilgrim through this barren land;

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I am weak, but thou art mighty ;

Hold me with thy pow'rful hand.
2 Open now the crystal fountains

Whence the living waters flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar,

Lead me all my journey through.
3 Feed me with the heav'nly manna
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In this barren wilderness;

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Be my sword, and shield, and banner;

Be the Lord my righteousness.
4 When I tread the verge of Jordan,

Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side.
HYMN 178.

(L. M.) Following the Example of Christ. 1 WH

HENE’ER the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life.

1 2 O how benevolent and kind !

How mild, how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rules by which we live, 3 To do his heav'nly Father's will

Was his employment and delight;
Humility and holy zeal
Shone through his life divinely bright.

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4 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labours of his life were love;

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Then, if we bear the Saviour's name,

By his example let us move.
5 But, ah! how blind, how weak we are !

How frail, how apt to turn aside!
Lord, we depend upon thy care;

We ask thy Spirit for our guide.
6 Thy fair example may we trace,
To teach us what we ought to be;

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vi - Make us, by thy transforming grace, O Saviour, daily more like thee.

HYMN 179. 1 : 3 bar 14

CHARGE to keep I have,

A God to glorify; i.
A never dying soul to save,

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O may it all my pow'rs engage
1 To do my Master's will.
3 Arm me with jealous care,

As in thy sight to live,
And oh! thy servant, Lord, prepare

A strict account to give:
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I shall for ever die.

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HYMN 180.

(c. M.)
Forgetting those things which are behind,&c.

Phil. iii. 13, 14.
1 WAKE, my soul, stretch ev'ry nerve,

And press with vigour on,
A heav'nly race demands thy zeal,

And an immortal crown.
2 A cloud of witnesses around,

Hold thee in full survey;
Forget the steps already trod,

And onward urge thy way.

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3 'Tis God's all-animating voice

That calls thee from on high ; 'Tis his own hand presents the prize

To thine uplifted eye.
4 Then wake my soul, stretch ev'ry nerve,

And press with vigour on,
A heav'nly race demands thy zeal,

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And an immortal crown.
HYMN 181.

(c. m.) Doubting 1

THE Lord will happiness divine

On contrite hearts bestow; Then tell me, gracious God, is mine

A contrite heart, or no ?
2 I hear, but seem to hear in vain,

Insensible as steel;
If aught is felt, 'tis only pain

To find I cannot feel.
3 My best desires are faint and few,

I fain would strive for more;
But when I cry, “ My strength renew,

Seem weaker than before.
4 I see thy saints with comfort fill'd,

When in thy house of pray'r; But still in bondage I am held,

And find no comfort there.
5 O make this heart rejoice or ache;

Decide this doubt for me;
And if it be not broken, break :
And heal it, if it be.
HYMN 182.

(c. m.)
Desires after renewed holiness.
FOR a closer walk with God,

A calm and heav'nly frame! L A light to shine upon the road

That leads me to the Lamb ! 2 Where is the blessedness I knew,

When first I saw the Lord ? Where is the soul-refreshing view

Of Jesus and his word ?

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3 What peaceful hours I then enjoy'd ;

How sweet their mem'ry still :
But now I feel an aching void

The world can never fill.
4 Return, O holy Dove, return,

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Sweet messenger of rest;
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast.
5 The dearest idol I have known,

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Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God;
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Calm and serene my frame;

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So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.
HYMN 183.

(111. 1.)
Trials.
I'TIS my happiness below,

Not to live without the cross ;
But the Saviour's pow'r to know,

Sanctifying ev'ry loss.
2 Trials must and will befall ;

But with humble faith to see
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Love inscrib'd upon them all ;

This is happiness to me. 3 Did I meet no trials here,

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Might I not with reason fear

I should be a cast-away?
4 Trials make the promise sweet ;

Trials give new life to pray'r;
Bring me to my Saviour's feet,
Lay me low, and keep me there.
HYMN 184.

(c. m.)
Habitual Devotion.
1 HILE thee I seek, protecting Pow'r,

Be
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vain wishes still'd :
And may this consecrated hour

With better hopes be fill’d.

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2 Thy love the pow'r of thought bestow'd,

To thee my thoughts would soar :
Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd,
That
mercy

I adore.
3/In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand Í see!
Each blessing to my soul more dear,

Because conferr'd by thee.
4 In ev'ry joy that crowns my days,

In ev'ry pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in pray’r.
5 When gladness wings my favour'd hour,

Thy love my thoughts shall fill; Resign'd, when storms of sorrow low'r,

My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The gath'ring storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear,
That heart will rest on thee.

HYMN 185.

Walking with God. 1 INCE I've known a Saviour's name,

And sin's strong fetters broke,
Careful without care I am,

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Nor feel my easy yoke :
Joyful now my faith to show,

Í find his service my reward,
All the work I do below

Is light, for such a Lord. 2 To the desert or the cell,

Let others blindly fly, In this evil world I dwell, Nor fear its enmity;

E Here I find an house of pray’r,

To which I inwardly retire; Walking unconcern'd in care,

And unconsumed in fire.
3 O that all the world might know

Of living, Lord, to thee,
Find their heav'n begun below,

And here thy goodness see ;

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