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5 Lead me in all Thy righteous ways,

Nor suffer me to slide,
Point out the path before my face ;

My God, be Thou my Guide !
6 All those who put their trust in Thee

Thy mercy shall proclaim ;
And sing, with cheerful melody,

Their dear Redeemer's name.
7 Protected by Thy guardian grace,

They shall extol Thy power,
Rejoice, give thanks, and shout Thy praise,

And triumph evermore.

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878.

C. WESLEY, 1749,
TIGHT of Life, seraphic fire,
L Love Divine, Thyself impart !
Every fainting soul inspire,

Shine in every drooping heart !
Every mournful sinner cheer;

Scatter all our guilty gloom;
Son of God, appear, appear !

To Thy human temples come.
2 Come, in this accepted hour;

Bring Thy heavenly kingdom in !
Fill us with the glorious power,

Rooting out the seeds of sin :
Nothing more can we require,

We will covet nothing less ;
Be Thou all our heart's desire,

All our joy, and all our peace !

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C.M. O. WESLEY, 1749.
SEE, Jesus, Thy disciples see,
D The promised blessing give!
Met in Thy name, we look to Thee,

Expecting to receive.

2 Thee we expect, our faithful Lord,

Who in Thy name are joined ;
We wait, according to Thy word,

Thee in the midst to find.
3 With us Thou art assembled here;

But, 0, Thyself reveal !
Son of the living God, appear !

Let us Thy presence feel.
4 Breathe on us, Lord, in this our day,

And these dry bones shall live;
Speak peace into our hearts, and say,

“ The Holy Ghost receive !”
5 Whom now we seek, O may we meet!

Jesus, the Crucified ;
Show us Thy bleeding hands and feet,

Thou who for us hast died.
6 Cause us Thy record to receive :

Speak, and the tokens show :
o be not faithless, but believe
In Me, who died for you!'.
C.M.

Watts. 1709.
TONG have I sat beneath the sound
U Of Thy salvation, Lord ;
But still how weak my faith is found,

And knowledge of Thy word !
2 My gracious Saviour and my God,

How little art Thou known
By all the judgments of Thy rod,

Or blessings of Thy throne !
3 How cold and feeble is my love !

How negligent my fear!
How low my hope of joys above !

How few affections there !
4 Great God! Thy sovereign power impart,

To give Thy word success ;
Write Thy salvation on my heart,

And make me learn Thy grace.

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5 Show my forgetful feet the way

That leads to joys on high,
Where knowledge grows without decay,

And love shall never die.

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C.M.

J. WESLEY, 1748.
SUN of Righteousness, arise ;

With healing in Thy wing !
To my diseased, my fainting soul,

Life and salvation bring.
2 These clouds of pride and sin dispel,

By Thy all-piercing beam ;
Lighten my eyes with faith, my heart

With holy hope inflame.
3 My mind, by Thy all-quickening power,

From low desires set free;
Unite my scattered thoughts, and fix

My love entire on Thee.
4 Father, Thy long-lost son receive ,

Saviour, Thy purchase own;
Blest Comforter, with peace and joy

Thy new-made creature crown.
5 Eternal, undivided Lord,

Co-equal One and Three,
On Thee, all faith, all hope be placed ,

All love be paid to Thee!

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Watts. 1709. NOME, gracious Lord, descend and dwell U By faith and love in every breast; Then shall we know, and taste, and feel,

The joys that cannot be expressed.
2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,

Make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height, and breadth, and length

Of Thine immeasurable grace.

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3 Now to the God, whose power can do

More than our thoughts or wishes know,
Be everlasting honours done,
By all the Church, through Christ His Son.

C.M.

MOIR. (1852.) ! who is like the Mighty One,

Whose throne is in the sky,
Who compasseth the universe

With His all-searching eye ;
At whose creative word appeared

The dry land and the sea !
My spirit thirsts for Thee, O Lord,

My spirit thirsts for Thee !
2 Around Him suns and systems swim

In harmony and light;
Beside Him harps angelic hymn

His praises day and night;
Yet to the contrite, day and night,

In mercy turneth He:
My spirit thirsts for Thee, O Lord,

My spirit thirsts for Thee !
3 Yes! though unlimited His works,

His power upholds them all ;
He clothes the lilies of the field,

And marks the sparrows fall ;
Who listens to the raven's cry,

Will bend His ear to me ;
My spirit thirsts for Thee, O Lord,

My spirit thirsts for Thee!
Praying for a Blessing on the Word.
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L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1707.
DATHER of omnipresent grace !
T We seem agreed to seek Thy face ;
But every soul assembled here
Doth naked in Thy sight appear :
Thou know'st who only bows the knee ;
And who in heart approaches Thce.

2 Thy Spirit hath the difference made

Betwixt the living and the dead ;
Thou now dost into some inspire
The pure, benevolent desire :
O that, even now, Thy powerful call

May quicken and convert us all !
3 The sinners suddenly convince,

O'erwhelmed beneath their load of sins :
To-day, while it is call'd to-day,
Awake, and stir them up to pray,
Their dire captivity to own,

And from the iron furnace groan.
4 Then, then acknowledge, and set free

The people bought, O Lord, by Thee,
The sheep for whom their Shepherd bled,
For whom we in Thy Spirit plead :
Let all in Thee redemption find,
And not a soul be left behind.

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C. WESLEY. 1747.
CHEPHERD of souls, with pitying eye
D The thousands of our Israel see :
To Thee, in their behalf, we cry,

Ourselves but newly found in Thee.
2 See, where o'er desert wastes they err,

And neither food nor feeder have,
Nor fold, nor place of refuge near ;

For no man cares their souls to save.
3 Thy people, Lord, are sold for nought ;

Nor know they their Redeemer nigh;
They perish, whom Thyself hast bought;

Their souls for lack of knowledge die.
4 The pit its mouth hath open'd wide,

To swallow up its careless prey;
Why should they die, when Thou hast died,

Hast died to bear their sins away ?

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