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3 Thou hast my flesh, thy hallow'd shrine,
Devoted solely to thy will :
IHere let thy light for ever shine:
This house still let thy presence fill:
O Source of life—live, dwell, and move
In me, till all my life be love?

4 O never in these veils of shame,
(Sad fruits of sin,) my glorying be
Clothe with salvation, through thy name,
My soul, and let me put on thee!
Be living faith my costly dress,
And my best robe thy Righteousness.
5 Send down thy likeness from above,
And let this my adorning be:
Clothe me with wisdom, patience, love,
With lowliness and purity,
Than gold and pearls more precious far.
And brighter than the morning-star.
6 Lord, arm me with thy Spirit's might,
Since I am call’d by thy great name,
In thee let all my thoughts unite,
Of all my works be thou the aim:
Thy love attend me all my days,
And my sole business be thy praise!

Gainsborough..] HYMN 374. C. M.

1 ATHER, into thy hands alone
I have my all restor'd :
My all, thy property I own;
The steward of the Lord.
2 Hereafter none can take away
- My life, or goods, or fame;
Ready at thy ão to lay
Them down, I always am.
3 Confiding in thy only love,
Through Jesus strengthening me,

I wait thy faithfulness to prove,
And give back all to thee.

4 Take when thou wilt into thy hands.
And as thou wilt require;
Resume, by the Chaldean bands,
Or the devouring fire.

5 Determin’d all thy will to obey,
Thy blessings I restore;
Give, Lord, or take thy gifts away,
I praise thee evermore.

Rochester.] HYMN 375. C. M.

I ATHER, to thee my soul I lift :
My soul on thee depends;
Convinc'd that every perfect gift
From thee alone descends.

2 Mercy and grace are thine alone.
And power, and wisdom too:
Without the Spirit of thy Son,
We nothing good can do.

3 We cannot speak one useful word,
One holy thought conceive ;
Unless, in answer to our Lord,
Thyself the blessing give.

4 His blood demands the purchas'd grace:
His blood's availing plea,
Obtain'd the help for all our race,
And sends it down to me.

5 Thou all our works in us hast wrought.
Our good is all divine:
The praise of every virtuous thought,
And righteous word, is thine.

6 From thee, through Jesus, we receive. The power on thee to call;

In whom we are, and move, and live,
Our God is ALL in ALL.

Martins Lane.] HYMN 376. 12 lines 8's.

f HOU, Jesus, thou my breast inspire,
And touch my lips with hallow'd fire,
And loose a stamm'ring infant's tongue:
Prepare the vessel of thy grace :
Adorn me with the robes of praise,
And mercy shall be all my song:
Mercy for all who know not God;
Mercy for all in Jesu's blood;
Mercy that earth and heaven transcends;
Love, that o'erwhelms the saints in light:
The length, and breadth, and depth, and height
Of love divine, which never ends.

3. A faithful witness of thy grace,
Well may l fill the alotted space,
And answer all thy great design;
Walk in the works by thee prepar’d,
And find annex'd the vast reward,
The crown of righteousness divine.
When I have liv'd to thee alone,
Pronounce the welcome word, “Well done to
And let me take my place above 1
Enter into my Master's joy,
And all eternity employ,
In praise, and ecstasy, and love.

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TRUSTING IN GRACE AND PROV1.

DEN’CE. Broomsgrove..] HYMN 377. C. M. *. I HEN all thy mercies, O my God,

My rising soul surveys: Transported with the view I'm lost In wonder, love and praise!

2 O how can words with equal warmth
The gratitude declare,
That glows within my ravis'd heart?
But thou canst read it there !

3 Thy providence my life sustain'd,
And all my wants redrest,
While in the silent womb I lay,
And hung upon the breast.

4. To all my weak complaints and cries,
Thy mercy lent an ear;
Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn'd
To form themselves in prayer.

Unnumber'd comforts on my soul
Thy tender care bestow'd;

Before my infant-heart conceiv'd

From whom those comforts flow’d.

6 When in the slippery paths of youth,
With heedless steps I ran;
Thine arm, unseen, convey’d me safe,
And led me up to man.

7 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,
It gently clear'd my way;
And through the pleasing snares of vice,
More to be fear'd than they.

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8 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ ;
Nor is the least a cheerful heart
• That tastes those gifts with joy,

9 Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I’ll pursue ;
And after death in distant worlds,
The pleasing theme renew.

10 Through all eternity to thee
A grateful song I’ll raise;
But O ! eternity’s too short
To utter all thy praise.

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1 AIN, delusive world, adieu,
With all of creature-good,
Only Jesus I pursue,
Who bought me with his blood!
All thy pleasures I forego,
I trample on thy wealth and pride,
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucify’d.
2 Other knowledge I disdain,
'Tis all but vanity:
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain.
He tasted death for me !
Me to save from endless wo
The sin-atoning Victim died
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucify’d

3 Here will I set up my rest;
My fluctuating heart
From the haven of his breast
Shall never more depart:
Whither should a sinner go!
His wounds for me stand open wide;

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