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6 Wake, for shame, my sluggish heart !
Wake, and gladly sing thy part !
How to use thy nobler powers. 7 Call whole nature to thy aid,
Since 'twas He whole nature made
Who to one God all belong.
Live, by all Thy works adored !
78. D. C. Wesley. 1763. TTAPPY man, whom God doth aid !
God our souls and bodies made ;
Made the earth on which we tread ;
All our blessinys are divine !
Thanks for all that we receive !
V My rising soul surveys,
In wonder, love, and praise.
And all my wants redrest,
And hung upon the breast.
Thy mercy lent an ear,
To form themselves in prayer.
Thy tender care bestowed,
From whence those comforts flowed. 5 When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
And led me up to man.
It gently cleared my way;
More to be feared than they.
With health renewed my face :
Revived my soul with grace.
My daily thanks employ :
That tastes those gifts with joy. 9 Through every period of my life,
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
The glorious theme renew.
Since for thou keepest erest love
Hollow Thou in all I thanks,"?
10 When nature fails, and day and night
Divide Thy works no more,
Thy mercy shall adore.
A joyful song I'll raise ;
To utter all Thy praise. 144
How Thou keepest watch and ward;
Ever fills Thy heart, my God,
Helping, cheering on their road,
God's love only lasts for aye. 2 As the eagle o'er her nest
Spreads her sheltering wings abroad,
Doth Thine arm defend me, Lord;
Of the being Thou didst give,
And the earthly life I live, Faithful Guardian still wert Thou. All, &c. 3 Nay, He kept not back His Son,
But hath given Him for our good,
By the shedding of His blood.
Knowledge of Thy depths to gain,
4 And His Spirit, blessed Guide!
In His holy word doth teach,
So that heaven at last we reach ;
With the pure true light of faith,
That can break the bonds of death, And control the powers of ill. All, &c. 5 All the hosts of heaven and earth,
Hath He placed at my command,
But I find in sea and land
Living things in fields and woods,
On the heights, or in the floods, And the earth brings forth her plants. All, &c. 6 All my life I still have found,
And I will forget it never,
And no cross endures for ever.
Strength to serve Thee day and night,
Loving Thee with all my might,
So shall I when Time is o'er,
Thy people still are fed ;
Hast all our fathers led.
Before Thy throne of grace ;
Of their succeeding race.
3 Through each perplexing path of life
3 Through andering footsteily bread,
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.
Till all our wanderings cease,
Our souls arrive in peace!
Our humble prayers implore;
And portion, evermore.
M JEHOVAH is His name;
Beside the living stream.
When I forsake His ways;
In paths of truth and grace.
Thy presence is my stay :
Drives all my fears away.
Doth still my table spread :
Thine oil anoints my head.
Attend me all my days :
And all my work be praise !
While others go and come ;
But like a child at home.