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Let us ever hear Thy voice,
Ask Thy counsel every day;
If we walk in wisdom's way.
Hope and love on every soul,—
Love, while endless ages roll!
8.7.4. Edmeston. 1820.
LEAD us! Heavenly Father, lead us,
For we have no help but Thee;
If our God our Father be.
All our weakness Thou dost know;
Thou didst feel its keenest woe;
Through the desert Thou didst go.
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy;
Pleasure that can never cloy.
Nothing can our peace destroy.
(226) liM. Doddridge. 1755.
BESET with snares on every hand,
Then let the wildest storms arise,
976 (13) L.M. Gilbert. 1809.
AMONG the deepest shades of night,
2 When every eye around me sleeps,
May I not sin without control %
No; for a constant watch He keeps
On every thought of every soul.
3 If I could find some cave unknown,
Where human foot has never trod,
4 He smiles in heaven, He frowns in hell;
He fills the air, the earth, the sea :—
1 must within His presence dwell;
5 Yet I may flee—He shows me where;
To Jesus Christ He bids me fly:
Oil (625) CM. Fawcett. 1782.
RELIGION is the chief concern
2 Religion should our thoughts engage
Amid our youthful bloom:
Twill fit us for declining age,
Oh, may my heart, by grace renewed,
And be my stubborn will subdued,
Let deep repentance, faith, and love
And all my conversation prove
Preserve me from the snares of sin,
And in me let each virtue shine
Let lively hope my soul inspire;
Let warm affections rise:
To mount above the skies.
CM. Doddridge. 1755.
Those that seek me early shall find mo.—Prov. viii, 17.
YE hearts with youthful vigour warm,
He, Lord of all the worlds on high,
Stoops to converse with you;
Your friendship to pursue.
"The soul that longs to see My face
Is sure My love to gain;
Shall never seek in vain."
What object, Lord, my soul should move,
If once compared with Thee?
Like what in Christ I see?
5 Away, ye false delusive toys,
O tU (626) S.M. MoNTGOMEBY. 1835.
THERE is a precious day;
2 There is a gracious day,
Tis now, for now the Spirit strives,
3 There is a holy day,
Of faith, and hope, and love:
4 There is a serious day,
When we must yield our breath;
5 There is an awful day,
Lord! be we all, through Christ prepared,
6 There is a glorious day,
Oh, may we its eternal length
oO\) (605) L.M. 6 lines. C. Weslet. 1763.
COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Answer on them the end of all
Our cares, and pains, and studies here;
Stamp'd with the humble character,
Their blindness both of heart and mind;
Spotless, and peaceable, and kind;
Be here cut off, and cast aside;
In every solid truth abide;
Knowledge and vital Piety:
And Truth and Love, let all men see,
And ever by Thy Spirit guide!
Thy name confess'd and glorified;
(606) L.M. 6 lines. C. Wesley. 1763.
CAPTAIN of our salvation, take
These heirs of immortality;