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I O 'Tis delight, without alloy,
Jesus, to hearthy name;
My spirit leaps with inward joy,
I feel the sacred flame. *
2 My passions hold a pleasing reign.
When love inspires my breast,
Love, the divinest of the train,
The sov’reign of the rest.
3 This is the grace must live and sing.
When faith and hope shall cease,
Must sound from every joyful string
Through the sweet groves of bliss.
4 Let life immortal seize my clay;
Let love refine my blood;
Her flames can bear my soul away,
Can bring me near my God.
5 Swift I ascend the heavenly place,
And hasten to my home,
I leap to meet thy kind embrace,
I come, O Lord, I come.
6 Sink down, ye separating hills,
Let sin and death remove ;
'Tis love that drives my chariot-wheels,
And death must yield to love.
s HE wisdom own’d by all thy sons.
- To me, O God, impart,
The knowledge of the holy ones,
The understanding heart.
Thy name, Q holy Father, tell
To one who would believe;
To me thine only Son reveal,
Thy Holy Spirit give.
2 *Tis life, eternal life, to know
The heavenly Persons mine:
Father, and Son, and Spirit bestow,
That precious faith divine!
A Trinity in Unity,
My soul shall then adore :
A 3. and praise, and worship thee,
EHow AH, evermore
B OD of Israel’s faithful three,
- Who brav'd the tyrant's ire,
Nobly scorn'd to bow the knee,
And walk’d unhurt in fire : .
Breathe their faith into my breast;
Arm me in this fiery hour;
Stand, O Son of Man, confest
In all thy saving power!
3 For while thou, my Lord, art nigh,
My soul disdains to fear;
Sin and Satan I defy,
Still impotently near ;
Earth and hell their wars may wage,
Calm I mark their vain design;
Smile to see them idly rage
Against a child of thine.
3 Unto thee, my Help, my Hope,
My Safeguard, and my Tower,
Confident I still look up, -
And still receive thy power;
All the alien’s host I chase,
Blast and scatter with mine eyes :
Satan comes; I turn my face;
And, lo! the tempter flies'
4 Sin in me, the inbred foe, Awhile subsists in chains:
But thou all thy power shalt show,
And slay its last remains:
Thou hast conquer'd my desire,
Thou shalt quench it with thy blood ;
Fill me with a purer fire,
And make me all like God. l
t Th; spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heav'ns (a shining frame) .
Their great Original proclaim ;
Th' unwearied sun from day to day.
Doth his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.
2 Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the list’ming earth
Repeats the story of her birth:
While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole-
3 What though in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball; |
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid the radiant orbs be found;
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
“The hand that made us is divine.”
Cookham.] HYMN 299. 4 lines 7's." 1 Jo. comes with all his grace.
Comes to save a fallen race; Object of our glorious hope, Jesus comes to lift us up ! 2 Let the living stones cry out; Let the sons of Abraham shout : Praise we all our lowly King: Give him thanks; rejoice and sing. 3. He hath our salvation wrought; He our captive souls hath bought : He hath reconcil'd to God: He hath wash’d us in his blood. 4 We are now his lawful right; Walk as children of the light: We shall soon obtain the grace, Pure in heart to see his face.
5 We shall gain our calling's prize :
After God we all shall rise,
Fill'd with joy, and love, and peace.
Perfected in holiness.
6 Let us then rejoice in hope,
Steadily to Christ look up ;
Trust to be redeem'd from sin,
Wait, till he appear within.
7 Fools and madmen let us be,
Yet is our sure trust in thee :
Faithful is the promis'd word,
We shall all be as our Lord.
8 Hasten, Lord, the perfect day: Let thy every servant say,
H O JESUS, full of truth and grace, ,
O all-atoning Lamb of God, s
I wait to see thy lovely face, *
I seek redemption in thy blood!
2 Now in thy strength I strive with thee,
My friend and advocate with God;
Give me the glorious liberty,
Grant me the purchase of thy blood,
3 Thou art the anchor of my hope,
The faithful promise I receive;
Surely thy death shall raise me up,
For thou hast died that I might live.
4 Satan with all his arts, no more
Me from the Gospel hope can move :
I shall receive the gracious pow'r,
And find the pearl of perfect love.
5 My flesh, which cries, “it cannot be,”
Shall silence keep before the Lord :
And earth, and hell, and sin shall flee
At Jesu's everlasting word.
1. OME, Saviour, Jesus, from above
Assist me with thy heavenly grace :
Empty my heart of earthly love,
And for thyself prepare the place.
2 O let thy sacred presence fill,
And set my longing spirit free ;
Which pants to have no other will,
But night and day to feast on thee,