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4 Give me what thy own mind decrees, 659.* T. 185.
And without the unction of the Spirit 5 Give me a lowly, faithful mind, We the way to him can't trace, (vor, With patience and undauntedness; Grant us therefore, Holy Ghost, the fa If thou my poor endeavors bless Both in doctrine and in our behavior Action and rest may be combin'd. By thee to be taught and led, 6 Give me an inly cheerful heart,
Till in Christ we're perfected. Besprinkled with thy blood, made clean: 2 Faithful Lord, my onlyjoy and pleasure O may it in my works be seen
Shall remain, while here I stay, That thou its sole Possessor art! Thee, my matchless Friend and high7 Grant me to know thy blessed ways;
est Treasure, With all both joy and grief to share;
To adore, serve and obey ; And lips thy mercy to declare
Tho' I in myself am weak and feeble, To all that mourning seek thy face.
Yet I trust thy grace will me enable,
By obedience to thy will 658. * T. 583. All thy purpose to fulfil. SINNERS'Redeemer, gracious Lamb of God,
BODY and souls at thy command, We thy poor children, purchas'd by And we with gladness ready stand thy blood,
To serve thy name, Lord Jesus ! With gratitude acknowledge, that we Since thy blest Spirit did explain share
Unto our hearts, why thou wast slain, Thy boundless favor and protecting Nought else on earth can please us: care.
O no-altho 2 From day to day may we with rap
We are feeble-and unstable, ture feel
Thou'rt our Treasure, Thy life, thy unction, and thy Spirits And to serve thee is our pleasure ! seal,
2 Unto ourselves no praise is due ; The pow'rful drawings of thy love and should we even something do,
That in thy sight were pleasing, And zeal to serve thy cause with To thee we render all the praise, faithfulness.
Thou giv’st thereto enabling grace, 3 With each of us obtain thy gracious
And grantest us thy blessing.
Unlessthy grace aim, That we, thy servants, may exalt thy Sway our nature,-ev'ry creature
Is unwilling name ; Enabled by thy grace, may we declare Ought that's good to be falfilling. The greatness of thy ransom ev'ry 661* where.
TAKE me into thy hands anew, 4 We feel our insufficiency, to bear Out of which none is plucked, The weighty charge committed to our By which thy children are brought thro', care ;
And servants are conducted: To thee, who dost thy people's cause Lord Jesus, lead and bless thou me defend,
In ev'ry future station, We the concerns of thy whole church That I may serve thee faithfully commend.
Until my consummation,
. 187 2 With mouth and hand I give to thee 665.*
O MAY the witness-spirit rest,
Lord, on thy congregation, O let my soul ne'er moved be
May godly zeal inspire each breast From thee, my faithful Saviour ;
To publish thy salvation; Both late and early show to me
We gladly promise faithfulness
To do what we are able;
Which doth support the feeble.
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O LORD, we highly magnify With true christian courage, to act in And bless thy saving Jesus' name: thy name;
The love that prompted thee to die May we in thy blessed work always We will to all mankind proclaim; abound,
Thou bidst the sparks of grace arise, And let with success all our labor be
Which kindle many a lifeless heart; crown'd.
Thou hear'st the needy sinner's cries, 2 Give grace, that as brethren we And pardon freely dost impart, join hands in love,
2 If we are to thy cause but true, Engaging to thee ever faithful to
Upright, obedient to thy will, prove, Where'er to thy service appointed we
Enabling grace thou wilt bestow, stand,
Thy thoughts of peace in us fulfil.
In all things we may trust thy grace, To sow, or to reap, at thy call and
And rest on thy almighty arm; command.
Keep thou our souls in constant peace,
And shelter us from ev'ry harm. 663.
May our experience daily show,
That in our weakness, thro' thy aid, 2 Grant I, impelled by thy love, Thy strength divine is perfected. In smallest things may faithful prove; 2 Without thy blessing how could we Till I depart, I wish to be,
Be servants pleasing unto thee? Devoted wholly unto thee.
But we can by experience sing,
Thy word hath pow'r and fruit doth 664.*
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3 Ah, could we preach in ev'ry place FIT us for thy service, Lord,
Our Saviour's boundless love and grace, Each one in thy congregation,
That thousands who are yet enslav'd, In his station ; Set thou us in ev'ry place
Might in these gospel-times be sav'd! To thy praise;
4. There's but a small beginning made, Make us in thy service stable,
The earth is still o'ercast with shade: Willing, lively, faithful, able, Break forth, thou Sun of righteousness, Till in thee we end our race. And spread thy all-enliv’ning rays !
5 Whene'er we to mankind proclaim 3 O Lord, before us go;
Our weakness well thou know'st,
Of nothing we can boast
And know, thou art our Lord !
5 Let our beginnings be
Aided, O Lord, by thee;
The things which purpos’d are
Forgive whate'er is wrong,
6 Our weak endeavors bless, pole;
And crown them with success. Thy boundless mercy show to ev'ry
Thou Workman great and wise ! creature; With old and young thy gracious aim Who shall thy work despise ? obtain ;
A tool that's us'd by thee Thy pray’rs and tears can never plead Can wonders do, we see.
in vain. 2 Thy glorious gospel spread thro'
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. ev'ry nation,
THELord himself gave forth the word, Give us an open door, thy saving name we preach most gladly Christ the Lord. In the most distant regions to proclaim, May thousands, Lord, thy voice obey, With pow'r and with the Spirit's de- And turn to thee without delay; monstration;
To those who hear us grant an open ear, And grant us joyfully to feed by faith And when we point ihee out, do thou In peace upon the merits of thy death.
2 'Tis the desire of all our hearts 669.
That, in the earth's remotest parts, THINK on our brethren, Lord,
The love of God to all mankind Who preach the gospel-word
Be preach'd to heathen base and blind; In spirit free and bold,
For Jesus saves from sin all who believe, In hunger, heat, and cold :
And th offer'd pardon in his blood reThou art their Strength and Shield,
ceive. Help them to win the field.
671. 2 Give as an open door,
. And spirit, grace and pow'r,
As 'twas of old, we now may trace, To tell what thou hast done
In these most blessed times of grace, For mankind to atone,
How the reviving gospel-sound That thus in ev'ry place
Of blood-bought grace is spreading We may declare thy grace.
We see with joy the work of God in- ? O might we clearly trace,
In these blest times of grace, crease, And thousands who thro' Jesus find re- 'Mongst the brethren's people lease,
In each a willingness
To be the Lord's disciple, 2 We see in hearts as cold as ice
To spend life and blood
In the cause of God. :/:
God's Son and Heir, And who the slaughter'd Lamb with
Who to us came, us adore.
And bore :ll: our sin and shame, 3 Great is the harvest, truly great ; Who liv'd among
his own :Il: Saviour of all ! we thee intreat, Unknown, To send forth lab’rers, who with joy Despis'd and mean,-and then was Of thy atonement testify,
slain, And to prepare still many witnesses,
The ransom HE ::
2 Hereby we stand, :/:
With life in hand,
Us help afford
In ev'ry land; : : Throughout the earth its beams dis- The Lord will by us stand. :ll: plays;
675,* : 583 Nations, that never heard of thee, Thy great salvation shout to see,
O LORD, command us what we are
to do, 3 That mystery from ages seald
Where thou wilt call us we desire to go, God, by his Spirit, hath reveald, That heav'nly thrones and pow'rs To break thro' roads we else could
Because thy orders do imply success, might know
never pass. God's wisdom by the church below. 4 Tho hated, tho' despis’d and mean, I'Where Satan bears the sway in hea-
2 May many wild uncultivated parts, Yet while we on thy mercy lean, Let nations rage, let devils roar,
thens' hearts, We will confess thee evermore,
Bear fruit abundantly to thee, O Lord,
CHRIST JESUS is that precious grain Bring your supplications
Which fell into the ground and dy'd, Fore him with one accord,
Now since he for our sins was slain, That many heathen nations
He doth no more alone abide, May his word receive,
But, for the travail of his soul, And in him believe. :ll:
His seed appears from pole to pole.
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'Midst tempests and billows, and thro'
deserts Go, witness of the suff'ring
The seeds of the gospel ʼmongst heaOf Christ, who as our offring
then to sow.
680. T. 590. And spread his gospel far and near.
LORD, to thy people aid dispense, 678. *
Their Shield and Portion be,
And let their lives the world convince YE who know the Lord,
That they belong to thee:
Extend thy help to distant parts,
Thy servants send to call, Still to many a heathen nation;
Reveal thy grace to heathens' hearts ; Joyfully proclaim
Thy grace extend to all.
681. T. 195. WITH fire and with spirit endow'd LORD GOD, our Salvation ! ev'ry moment,
Let thy grace and favor
Be our blessed function;
Purchas'd by thy passion.
XXXIII. Hymns for Festival Days and solemn Meetings. 682,* T. 22.
OWN thy congregation,
* In thy holy name; And teach our lips to tell thy praise :
Look upon thy people, Revive our hope, our faith increase,
Whom thou by thy blood
Hast in love redeemed, To taste the sweetness of thy grace,
And brought nigh to God. 3 Till we with angels join to sing
2 Thou hast kindly led us Eternal praise to thee, our King; Till we behold thy face most bright,
For these many years, In joy and everlasting light.
Ah! accept our praises,
And our grateful tears; 4 To God the Father, and the Son, Grant us all the favor And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
To obey thy voice,