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Father of all our mercies! Thou

In whom we move and live,
Hear us in heaven, Thy dwelling, now,

And answer and forgive.

When bound with sins and trespasses,

From wrath we fain would flee, LORD, cancel our unrighteousness,

And set the captives free;
When, harassed with ten thousand foes,

Our helplessness we feel,
Oh, give the weary soul repose,

The wounded spirit heal.

When dire temptations gather round,

And threaten or allure,
By storm or calm,-in Thee be found

A refuge strong and sure;
When age advances, may we grow

In faith, and hope, and love,
And walk in holiness below

To holiness above.

When earthly joys and cares depart,

Desire and envy cease,
Be Thou the portion of our heart;

In Thee may we have peace:
When fames these elements destroy,

And worlds in judgment stand, May we lift up our heads with joy,

And meet at Thy right hand!

GLORY TO GOD.

HOLY, holy, holy LORD!
God of Hosts, when heaven and earth
Out of darkness, at Thy word,
Issued into glorious birth,
All Thy works around Thee stood,
And Thine eye beheld them good,
While they sang with sweet accord,
Holy, holy, holy LORD!

Holy, holy, holy !--Thee,
One JEHOVAH evermore,
Father, Son, and Spirit, we,
Dust and ashes, would adoré.
Lightly by the world esteemed,
From that world by Thee redeemed,
Sing we here with glad accord,
Holy, holy, holy LORD!

Holy, holy, holy!-All
Heaven's triumphant choir shall sing,
While the ransomed nations fall
At the footstool of their King :
Then shall saints and Seraphim,
Harps and voices, swell one hymn,
Blending in sublime accord,
Holy, holy, holy LORD!

THE SINNER REVIEWING HIS WAYS.

I LEFT the God of truth and light,

I left the GOD who gave me breath,
To wander in the wilds of night,

And perish in the snares of death.

Free was His service, light His yoke,

His burden easy to be borne;
But all His bands of love I broke,

I cast away His gifts with scorn.

Heartbroken, friendless, poor, cast down,

Where shall the chief of sinners fly,
Almighty Vengeance, from thy frown?

Eternal Justice, from thine eye?

Lo! through the gloom of guilty fears

My faith discerns a dawn of grace;
The Sun of Righteousness appears
In Jesus' reconciling face.

My suffering, slain, and risen Lord!

In deep distress I turn to Thee; I claim acceptance on Thy word,

My God! my God! forsake not me.

Prostrate before Thy mercy-seat,

I dare not, if I would, despair; None ever perished at Thy feet,

And I will lie for ever there.

GOD THE SPIRIT.

O SPIRIT of the living God,
In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
Descend on our apostate race.

Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
To preach the reconciling word;
Give power and unction from above,
Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.

Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;
Confusion, order in Thy path;
Souls without strength inspire with might;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath.

O Spirit of the LORD, prepare
All the round earth her God to meet;
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air,
Till hearts of stone begin to beat.

Baptize the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the Cross record:
The name of Jesus glorify,
Till every kindred call Him LORD.

GOD from eternity hath willed
All flesh shall His salvation see;
So be the Father's love fulfilled,
The Saviour's sufferings crowned, through Thee.

THE SOUL OF MAN.

What is the thing of greatest price,

The whole creation round? That which was lost in Paradise,

That which in Christ is found:

The soul of man,-JEHOVAH'S breath,

That keeps two worlds at strife; Hell moves beneath to work its death,

Heaven stoops to give it life.

GOD to redeem it did not spare

His-well belovéd Son;
Jesus, to save it, deigned to bear

The sins of all in one.

And is this treasure borne below

In earthen vessels frail ?
Can none its utmost value know,

Till flesh and spirit fail ?

Then let us gather round the cross,

That knowledge to obtain, Not by the soul's eternal loss,

But everlasting gain.

THE SOUL'S ASPIRATION.

FATHER of all our mercies! Thou

In whom we move and live, Hear us, in heaven, Thy dwelling, now,

And answer and forgive.

When, bound with sins and trespasses,

From wrath we fain would flee, LORD, cancel our unrighteousness, And set the captives free.

When, harassed by ten thousand foes,

Our helplessness we feel,
Oh, give the weary soul repose,

The wounded spirit heal.

When dire temptations gather round,

And threaten or allure,
By storm or calm,-in Thee be found
A refuge strong and sure.

When age advances, may we grow

In faith, and hope, and love, And walk in holiness below,

To holiness above.

When earthly joys and cares depart,

Desire and envy cease,
Be Thou the portion of our heart,

In thee may we have peace.

When flames these elements destroy,

And worlds in judgment stand, May we lift up our heads with joy,

And meet at Thy right hand!

THY WILL BE DONE.

ONE prayer I have-all prayers in one,

When I am wholly Thine,
Thy will, my God, Thy will be done,

And let that will be mine.
All-wise, Almighty, and All-good !

In Thee I firmly trust :
Thy ways, unknown or understood,

Are merciful and just.

Is life with many comforts crowned,

Upheld in peace and health,
With dear affections twined around?
LORD, in my time of wealth

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