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2 Hast thou not said, seek ye my face ?'
The invitation I embrace;
O let me see thy face and live.
If back I turn, hell is my doom;
Till christ, the Saviour, passeth by.
With secret sighs and fervent prayers;
And perish at his sacred feet.
And bid me seek thy face in vain ?
323. C. M. Montgomery.
The nature of Prayer. P Rotter'd or unexprest;
RAYER is the soul's sincere desire The strugglings that to God aspire
Within the human breast.
That infant lips can try;
The Majesty on high.
Returning from his ways;
And cry,—behold, he prays!
The Christian's native air;
5 O Thou! by whom we come to God,
The life, the truth, the way,
324.7'. Relief Hymns.
Humble hearts for fervent prayer. 2 Dove-like Spirit, now descend,
With our thoughts and feelings blend;
What to pray for how to pray. 3 Come, inspiring fervent prayer,
Be our heavenly Monitor ;
COUp to our
God on high
325. C. M.
The Efficacy of Prayer. YOME, let us lift the voice of prayer, No trembling sinner need despair
Delivering grace is nigh. 2 Prayer's not confin’d by walls of stone,
Nor bound by iron chains; It rises to th' eternal throne,
The throne where Jesus reigns. 3 The prayer of faith the sick shall heal,
The broken heart shall bind;
To soothe the troubled mind 4 The prayer of faith makes rebels shake,
And seek to be forgiven;
5 'Twas prayer that lock'd the lions' jaws,
And prayer restrain'd the flame; 'Tis prayer that all our blessings draws
From heaven in Jesus' name.
O God, have we relied ;-
To thee we all confide.
326. C. M.
Grant me this one Request;
Or lean upon thy breast.
Just nothing can I do,
And never let me go.
327. 7's. Fervent Prayer to the Trinity: FATHER, in the dust we lie,
Upwards send the ardent cry, Nought besides can satisfy,
Give us Christ or else we die. 2 Shed the Holy Spirit down,
Shed Him, Lord, on every one;
328. L. M. Prayer and Pleading. to the throne where Jesus reigns,
To God, who all the world sustains,
2 He sweetens every heaving sigh,
And hears the anxious sinner's groan;
In strong petitions to his throne.
Father, I send my cries to thee-
In Christ may I accepted be.
Besides, a sinking soul can find • To ease the heart opprest with woe, And soothe the sorrows of the mind.
329. S. M. Wesley's Coll.
Prayer and Watchfulness.
; From all entanglements beneath,
Call off my roving heart. 2 My feeble mind sustain,
By worldly thoughts opprest; Appear, and bid me turn again
To my eternal rest. 3 Swift to my rescue come,
Thine own this moment seize, Gather my wandering spirit home,
And keep in perfect peace. 4 Suffer'd no more to rove
O'er all the earth abroad; Arrest the prisoner of thy love, And shut me up in God.
330. L. M. Cowper.
Exhortation to Prayer.
Yet who, that knows the worth of prayer, But wishes to be often there!
2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw,
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,
Brings every blessing from above.
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright, And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees. 4 Were half the breath that’s vainly spent,
To heaven in supplication sent,
331. C. M. Medley. At opening a Prayer Meeting. THE hour of prayer once more is come ;
Thanks to thy name, there yet is room,
To bow before thy seat. 2 The faith and hope, the joy and love,
Of all thy saints increase ; Hardness and prejudice remove,
And fill our hearts with peace. 3 The sick, the weak, and those confin'd,
Upon our hearts we bear; May they be to thy will resign'd,
And thy compassion share.
Upon thee farther call;
The same subject
In this our evil day;