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4 If once I wander from Thy path,
5 Now I am Thine, for ever Thine:
394 L. M. 1 AH, wretched souls, who strive in vain, Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin! A nobler toil may I sustain, A nobler satisfaction win. 2 May I resolve with all my heart, With all my powers to serve the Lord; Nor from his precepts e'er depart, Whose service is a rich reward. 3 O be His service all my joy! Around let my example shine; Till others love the blest employ, And join in labors so divine. 4 Be this the purpose of my soul, My solemn, my determined choice, To yield to His supreme control, And in His kind commands rejoice. 5 0 may I never faint nor tire, Nor wandering leave His sacred ways. Great God! accept my soul's desire, And give me strength to live Thy praise.
Anne Steele. 1760,
395 - - - - - - L. M. 1 My gracious Lord, I own Thy right To every service I can pay; And call it my supreme delight To hear Thy dictates, and obey.
2 What is my being, but for Thee,
3 I would not breathe for worldly joy,
4 'T is to my Savior I would live,
5 His work my hoary age shall bless,
3.96 - S. M. 1 TEACH me, my God and King, In all things Thee to see: And what I do in any thing, To do it as for Thee '
2 To scorn the senses' sway,
In all I do, be Thou the Way,
3 All may of Thee partake: Nothing so small can be, But draws, when acted for Thy sake, 2 Greatness and worth from Thee. 84
4. If done to obey Thy laws,
397 Höchster Priester, der Du Dich. 7s.
1 GREAT High-Priest, who deignedst to be
2. As Thy Love accepteth nought
3 Slay in me the wayward will,
4 So may God the Righteous brook
398 L. M. 1 My Savior, how shall I proclaim, How Fo the mighty debt I owe ? Let all I have, and all I am, Ceaseless to all Thy glory show.
2 Too much to Thee I cannot give:
399 - C. M. 1 BEING of beings, God of love, To Thee our hearts we raise; Thy all-sustaining power we prove, And gladly sing Thy praise.
2 Thine, wholly Thine, we long to be;
3 Come, Holy Ghost, the Savior's love
1 God of all-redeeming grace,
2 Thou our sacrifice receive,
3 Just it is, and good, and right,
C. Wesley. 1745.
401 - S. M. 1 LoRD, in the strength of grace, With a glad heart and free, Myself, my residue of days, I consecrate to Thee. 2 Thy ransomed servant, I Restore to Thee Thy own; And from this moment live or die To serve my God alone. C. Wesley. 1762.
402 7s. FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost, One in Three, and Three in One, As by the celestial host, - Let Thy will on earth be done! Praise by all to Thee be given, Glorious Lord of earth and heaven.
2 If so poor a worm as I
3 Take my soul and body's powers:
4 Now, O God, Thine own I am :