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(s. M.)
Prayer for Christian Graces.
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On thee I cast my care,

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( With humble confidence look up,

, And know thou hear'st my pray'r:

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Give me on thee to wait,

Till I can all things do;
On thee, almighty to create,

Almighty to renew.
2 I want a sober mind,

A self-renouncing will,
That tramples down and casts behind,
L The baits of pleasing ill:

A soul inur'd to pain,

To hardship, grief, and loss;
Ready to take up and sustain

The consecrated cross.
3 I want a godly fear,

A quick discerning eye,
That looks to thee when sin is

near,
And sees the tempter fly;

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A spirit still prepard,

And arm'd with jealous care,
For ever standing on its guard,

And watching unto pray’r.
4 I want a heart to pray,

To pray and never cease,
Never to murmur at thy stay,

Or wish my suff'rings less ;
This blessing, above all,

Always to pray I want,
Out of the deep on thee to call,

And never, never faint.
5 I want a true regard,

• A single, steady aim,

Unmov'd by threatning or reward,
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To thee and thy great name;
A jealous, just concern

For thine immortal praise;
A pure desire that all may learn
And glorify thy grace.

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6 I rest upon thy word,

The promise is for me;
My succour and salvation, Lord,

Shall surely come from thee;
But let me still abide,

Nor from my hope remove,
Till thou my patient spirit guide
Into thy perfect love.

HYMN 177. (111. 3.)
Prayer for Guidance.

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GUIDE me 10 thou great Jehovah,

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Pilgrim through this barren land;

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I am weak, but thou art mighty;

Hold me with thy pow'rful hand.
2 Open now the crystal fountains

Whence the living waters flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar,

Lead me all my journey through.
3 Feed me with the heav'nly manna
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In this barren wilderness;

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Be my sword, and shield, and banner;

Be the Lord my righteousness.
4 When I tread the verge of Jordan,

Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's destruction,

Land me safe on Canaan's side.

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HYMN 178.

(L. M.) Following the Example of Christ. 1 WH

HENE'ER the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life.

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How mild, how ready to forgive !
Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rules by which we live,
3 To do his heav'nly Father's will
Was his employment and delight;

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Shone through his life divinely bright.

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4 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labours of his life were love;

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Then, if we bear the Saviour's name,

By his example let us move.
5 But, ah! how blind, how weak we are !

How frail, how apt to turn aside!
Lord, we depend upon thy care;

We ask thy Spirit for our guide.
6 Thy fair example may we trace,

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To teach us what we ought to be;

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O Saviour, daily more like thee.
HYMN 179.

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CHARGE to keep I have,

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A never dying soul to save,

And fit it for the sky:
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O may it all my pow'rs engage

To do my Master's will.
3 Arm me with jealous care,
As in thy sight to live,

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And oh! thy servant, Lord, prepare

A strict account to give:
4 Help me to watch and

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I shall for ever die.
HYMN 180.

(c. m.)
Forgetting those things which are behind,&c.

Phil. iii. 13, 14. 1 AWAKE, my soul

, stretch ev'ry nerve,
And

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A heav'nly race demands thy zeal,

And an immortal crown.
2 A cloud of witnesses around,

Hold thee in full survey;
Forget the steps already trod,

And onward urge thy way.

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3 'Tis God's all-animating voice

That calls thee from on high ;
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To thine uplifted eye.
4 Then wake my soul, stretch ev'ry nerve,
And press with vigour on,

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A heav'nly race demands thy zeal,
And an immortal crown.
HYMN 181.

(c. m.)
Doubting
1 THE Lord will happiness divine

On contrite hearts bestow;
Then tell me, gracious God, is mine

A contrite heart, or no ?
2 I hear, but seem to hear in vain,

Insensible as steel ;
If aught is felt, 'tis only pain

To find I cannot feel.
3 My best desires are faint and few,

I fain would strive for more;
But when I cry, “ My strength renew,

Seem weaker than before.
4 I see thy saints with comfort fill'd,

When in thy house of pray'r;
But still in bondage I am held,

And find no comfort there.
5 O make this heart rejoice or ache;

Decide this doubt for me;
And if it be not broken, break:
And heal it, if it be.
HYMN 182.

(c. m.)
Desires after renewed holiness.
1 FOR a closer walk with God,

A calm and heav'nly frame !
A light to shine upon the road

That leads me to the Lamb !
2 Where is the blessedness I knew,

When first I saw the Lord ?
Where is the soul-refreshing view

Of Jesus and his word ?

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3 What peaceful hours I then enjoy'd ;

How sweet their mem'ry still :
But now I feel an aching void

The world can never fill.
4 Return, O holy Dove, return,

Sweet messenger of rest;
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast.
5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
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Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God;
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Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road

That leads me to the Lamb.

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HYMN 183.

(111. 1.)
Trials.
1 'TVIS my happiness below,

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Not to live without the cross;
But the Saviour's pow'r to know,

Sanctifying ev'ry loss.
2 Trials must and will befall ;

But with humble faith to see
Love inscrib'd upon them all;

This is happiness to me.
3 Did I meet no trials here,

No chastisement by the way,
Might I not with reason fear

I should be a cast-away?
4 Trials make the promise sweet;

Trials give new life to pray’r;
Bring me to my Saviour's feet,
Lay me low, and keep me there.
HYMN 184.

(c. m.)
Habitual Devotion.
HILE thee I seek, protecting Pow'r,

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1 W Be mylvain wishes still'd :

And may this consecrated hour

With better hopes be fill'd.

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