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4 O'erwhelmed with Thy stupendous grace,
I shall not in Thy presence move;
And rapturous awe, and silent love.
5 Then every murmuring thought and vain
Expires, in sweet confusion lost;
6 Pardoned for all that I have done,
My mouth as in the dust I hide;
753 CM. C. Wesley. 1762.
Deat. zxxil . 39. Ps. cxlx. 06.
DEEPEN the wound Thy hands have made
2 The sharpness of Thy two-edged sword
Enable me to' endure;
3 I see the' exceeding broad command,
Which all contains in one:
4 Oh that with all Thy saints I might
By sweet experience prove,
754 8s. C. Wesley. 1762.
Psalm mix. 8; xlIl . 2.
WHAT now is my object and aim?
2 My hope is all centred in Thee;
I trust to recover Thy love,
On earth Thy salvation to see,
And then to enjoy it above.
3 I thirst for a life-giving God,
A God that on Calvary died;
Which gushed from Immanuel's side!
4 I gasp for the stream of Thy love,
The spirit of rapture unknown;
I DO (248) 7s & 6s. C. Wesley. 1762.
Pwlm lxxxi. 10.
GIVE me the enlarged desire,
And comprehend the whole:
ZOO (249) L.M. 6 lines. J. Wesley. 1789.
From the German of Paul Gxbbmxdt.
JESUS, Thy boundless love to me No thought can reach, no tongue declare; 0 knit my thankful heart to Thee,
And reign without a rival there:
0 grant that nothing in my soul
0 may Thy love possess me whole,
Strange flames far from my heart remove;
My every act, word, thought, be love I
O Love, how cheering is Thy ray!
Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away,
O Jesus, nothing may I see,
Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee!
Unwearied may I this pursue,
Dauntless to the high prize aspire;
Hourly within my soul renew
This holy flame, this heavenly fire;
And day and night be all my care
To guard the sacred treasure there.
My Saviour, Thou Thy love to me
In shame, in want, in pain, hast showed;
For me on the accursed tree,
Thou pouredst forth Thy guiltless blood;
Thy wounds upon my heart impress,
Nor aught shall the loved stamp efface.
More hard than marble is my heart,
But Thou the mighty Saviour art,
Nor flowed Thy cleansing blood in vain;
Ah ! soften, melt this rock, and may
Thy blood wash all these stains away!
O that I, as a little child,
May follow Thee, and never rest
And lowly mind into my breast!
Still let Thy love point out my way!
How wondrous things Thy love hath wrought!
Still lead me, lest I go astray;
Direct my word, inspire my thought;
And if I fall, soon may I hear
Thy voice, and know that Love is near.
9 In suffering be Thy love my peace,
Jesus, in that important hour,
iul (121) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1739.
COME, Holy Ghost, all-quickening Fire,
2 If now Thy influence I feel,
If now in Thee begin to live,
Give me Thyself, for ever give:
3 Eager for Thee I ask and pant;
So strong the principle divine,
Till all my hallowed soul is Thine;
4 My peace, my life, my comfort Thou,
My treasure, and my all Thou art!
Engraving pardon on my heart,
5 Come then, my God, mark out Thine heir
Of heaven, a larger earnest give!
More sensibly within me live;
lO.O (250) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1712.
SAVIOUR from sin, I wait to prove
Whate'er I have, or can, or am:
2 Answer that gracious end in me,
For which Thy precious life was given; Redeem from all iniquity;
Restore, and make me meet for heaven! Unless Thou purge my every stain, Thy suffering, and my faith are vain.
3 Didst Thou not in the flesh appear,
Sin to condemn, and man to save?
That I Thy mind in me might have?
4 Didst Thou not die, that I might live
No longer to myself but Thee? Might body, soul, and spirit give
To Him who gave Himself for me? Come then, my Master, and my God, Take the dear purchase of Thy blood.
5 Thy own peculiar servant claim,
For Thy own truth and mercy's sake;
Me for Thine own this moment take,
759 (H7) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1710.
I WANT the Spirit of power within,
Of love, to Thee and all mankind;