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3 O Love, how cheering is Thy ray!
All pain before Thy presence flies; Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away,
Where'er Thy healing beams arise : 0 Jesus, nothing may I see,
Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee ! 4 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. 5 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.. 6 More hard than marble is my heart,
And foul with sins of deepest stain ;
Thy blood wash all these stains away! 7 O that I, as a little child,
May follow Thee, and never rest
And lowly mind into my breast !
Till I become one spirit with Thee. 8. 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;
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. 17i!
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;
Restore, and make me meet for heaven!
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?
To Him who gave Himself for me?
5 Thy own peculiar servant claim,
For Thy own truth and mercy's sake;
Me for Thine own this moment take,
759 (117) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesiet. 1710
I WANT the Spirit of power within,
Of love, to Thee and all mankind;
2 When shall I hear the inward voice,
Which only faithful souls can hear?
Attend the promised Comforter;
3 Oh that the Comforter would come,
Nor visit as a transient guest,
And take possession of my breast,
4 Come, Holy Ghost, my heart inspire,
Attest that I am born again; Come and baptize me now with fire,
Nor let Thy former gifts be vain: I cannot, rest in sins forgiven; Where is the earnest of my heaven?
5 Where the indubitable seal
That ascertains the kingdom mine? The powerful stamp I long to feel,
The signature of Love Divine! Oh shed it in my heart abroad, Fulness of love, of heaven, of God!
(UU (251) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1742.
WHAT shall I do my God to love,
To me, and all the fallen race 1
2 I long to know, and to make known,
The heights and depths of Love Divine,
The kindness Thou to me hast shown,
My God for me resigned His breath!
He died to save my soul from death!
3 How shall I thank Thee for the grace
On me and all mankind bestowed ?
Oh that my heart were filled with God!
Me, weary of forbearing, see !
And freely give up all for Thee ;
L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1742.
When wilt Thou come into my heart?
And swallow up my soul in Thee ! 2 Come, O Thou universal Good !
Balm of the wounded conscience, come!
The weary, wandering pilgrim's home;
Support my feebleness of mind;
Revive, illuminate the blind ;
And heal the sick, and raise the dead. 4 Come, O my comfort and delight!
My strength and health, my shield and sun; My boast, and confidence, and might,
My joy, my glory, and my crown ; My gospel hope, my calling's prize, My tree of life, my paradise.