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mp Save us in Thy great compassion, mf All that I am fain to know,
O Thou mild, pacific Prince ; While I watch and wait below; Give the knowledge of salvation ; cresAll that I would find above,
Give the pardon of our sins. All of everlasting love, cresBy Thine all-restoring merit, f Jesu ! I believe in Thee Every burdened soul release;
Thou art all in all to me. Every weary, wandering spirit
S. J. Stone.
7s., 6 lines. mf 0 Thou, the contrite sinner's f God the Father's only Son,
Friend, Yet with Him in Glory One,
Who loving, lov'st them to the end, One in wisdom, One in might,
On this alone my hope: depend, Absolute and Infinite :
dim That Thou wilt plead for me! dimJesu ! I believe in Thee,
mf When, weary iu the Christian race, Thou art Lord and God to me.
Far off appears my resting-place, [mf Preacher of eternal peace,
And, fainting, I mistrust Thy grace, Christ, anointed to release,
dim Then, Saviour, plead for me! Setting wide the dungeon door, p When I have erred and gone astray Unto sinners chained before :
Afar from Thine and wisdom's way, dimJesu | I believe in Thee,
And see no glimmering guiding ray, Prophet sent from God to me.
Still, Saviour, plead for me! mp Low in sad Gethsemane,
P When Satan, by my sins made bold, High on dreadful Calvary,
Strives from Thy cross to loose my In the Garden, on the Cross,
hold, Making good our utter loss :
cresThen with Thy pitying arms endimJesu ! I believe in Thee,
fold, Priest and Sacrifice for me.]
And plead, O plead for me! mj Ruler of Thy ransomed race, And Protector by Thy grace,
pp And when my dying hour draws Leader in the way we wend,
Darkened with anguish, guilt, and And Rewarder at the end : dimJesu! I believe in Thee,
cresThen to my fainting sight appear, Christ, the King of kings to me.
f Pleading in heaven for me! mp Light revealed through clouds of pain,
mf When the full light of heavenly day That the blind might see again ;
Reveals my sins in dread array, Love, content in death to lie, cresSay Thou hast washed them all That the dead might never die :
away ; diniJesu ! I believe in Thee,
O say, Thou plead’st for me! Light, and Love, and Life to me.
mf Which of all our friends to save us
Could, or would, have shed his mf WHERE high the heavenly Temple
blood ? stands,
[hands, p But our Jesus died to have us The house of God not made with Reconciled in Him to God : A great High Priest our nature cres This was boundless love indeed! wears,
s Jesus is a Friend in need. The Guardian of mankind appears. | mp When He lived on earth abasèd, mf He who for men their Surety stood,
Friend of sinners was His name; p And poured on earth His precious cresNow, above all glory raisèd, Blood
He rejoices in the same : cresPursues in heaven His mighty Still He calls them brethren, plan,
friends, f The Saviour and the Friend of man. And to all their wants attends. f Though now ascended up on high, р Oh for grace our hearts to soften! mf He bends on earth a Brother's eye;
Teach us, Lord, at length to love; Partaker of the human name,
We, alas! forget too often dimHe knows the frailty of our frame.
What a Friend we have above :
cres But, when home our souls are p Our Fellow-sufferer yet retains
brought, A fellow-feeling of our pains ;
f We shall love Thee as we ought. And still remembers in the skies
J. Newton. pp His tears, His agonies, and cries.
197 p In every pang that rends the heart
18.104.22.168.7.7. The Man of Sorrows had a part; f JESUS, Sun and Shield art Thou ; mf He sympathises with our grief,
Sun and Shield for ever ! And to the sufferer sends relief. Never canst Thou cease to shine, cresWith boldness, therefore, at the
Cease to guard us never.
Cheer our steps as on we go, dimLet us make all our sorrows known;
Come between us and the foe. mf And ask the aid of heavenly power
f Jesus, Bread and Wine art Thou, To help us in the evil hour.
Wine and bread for ever!
Never canst Thou cease to feed,
Or refresh us never. 196
22.214.171.124.7.7. Feed we still on bread divine, mf ONE there is above all others
Drink we still this heavenly wine i Well deserves the name of Friend, mp Jesus, Love and Life art Thou, His is love beyond a brother's,
Life and love for ever! Costly, free, and knows no end : Ne'er to quicken shalt Thou cease, cres They who once His kindness Or to love us never. prove,
All of life and love we need of Find it everlasting love.
Is in Thee, in Thee indeed.
? Jesus, Peace and Joy art Thou,
Joy and peace for ever!
Peace that leaves us never.
Now and through eternity. f Jesus, Song and Strength art Thou,
Strength and song for ever!
Song that ceaseth never.
H. Bonar. 198
78., 6 lines. mf Son of God, to Thee I cry ;
By the wondrous mystery
By Thy pure and holy birth, cres Lord, Thy presence let me see,
Manifest Thyself to me. p Lamb of God, to Thee I cry ;
By Thy bitter agony, pp By Thy pangs, to us unknown,
By Thy Spirit's parting groan, cresLord, Thy presence let me see,
Manifest Thyself to me.
By Thy glorious majesty,
By Thy power to help and save, cresLord, Thy presence let me see,
Manifest Thyself to me.
Man exalted to the -'xy,
Prompt me to perform Thy will ; cresThen Thy glory I shall see, Thou wilt bring me home to Thee.
R. Mant, altd.
126.96.36.199. LORD of mercy and of might, Of mankind the life and light,
Maker, Teacher, Infinite : р
Jesus, hear and save!
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled :
Borne aloft on angels' wings,
Lord of lords, and King of kings : P Jesus, hear and save!
Soon to come to earth again,
Hear us now, and hear us then :
R. Heber. 200
78., 8 lines. p SAVIOUR, when in dust to Thee,
Low we bend the adoring knee;
Suffered once for man below, cresBending from Thy throne on high, pp Hear our solemn litany. mf By Thy helpless infant years,
By Thy life of want and tears,
of the insulting tempter's power ; cresTurn, O turn a favouring eye, pp Hear our solemn litany. mf By the sacred griefs that wept
O'er the grave where Lazarus slept:
By the anguished sigh that told dimListen to our humble cry ;
Treachery lurked within Thy fold; pp Hear our solemn litany. cres From Thy seat above the sky,
pp By Thy deep expiring groan ; pp Hear our solemn litany.
cresBy the sad sepulchral stone; p By Thine hour of dire despair,
By the vault whose dark abode By Thine agony of prayer ;,
Held in vain the rising God; By the cross, the nail, the thorn, f O! from earth to heaven restored
Piercing spear and torturing scorn ; ff Mighty re-ascended Lord, cresBy the gloom that veiled the dimListen, listen to the cry skie
ur solemn litany. O'er the dreadful sacrifice,
The Holy Spirit. 1.--HIS MANIFESTATION AT PENTECOSI. 201
f And, as on Israel's awe-struck f WHEN God of old came down from heaven,
The voice exceeding loud,
i The trump, that angels quake to Before His feet the clouds were
Thrilled from the deep dark Half darkness and half flame. [f Around the trembling mountain's mf So, when the Spirit of our God base
Came down, His flock to find, The prostrate people lay ;
cresA voice from heaven was heard dimA day of wrath and not of
A rushing, mighty wind.
f It fills the Church of God, it fills p But, when He came the second
The sinful world around ; time,
p Only in stubborn hearts and wills He came in power and love;
No place for it is found.
mf Come, Lord ! come, Wisdom, Love,
and Power ;
Open our ears to hear !
cresLet us not miss the accepted hour:
f Now gently light, a glorious crown
Save, Lord, by love or fear! P On every sainted head.]
While He can find one humble heart 188.8.131.52. P
Wherein to rest. p OUR blest Redeemer, ere He
p And His that gentle voice we hear, breathed
Soft as the breath of even,
That checks each fault, that calms A Guide, a Comforter bequeathed
each fear, With us to dwell.
PP And speaks of Heaven. [mf He came in semblance of a dove,
cresAnd every virtue we possess, With sheltering wings outspread,
And every victory won, p The holy balm of peace and love On earth to shed.]
mf And every thought of holiness,
Are His alone. f He came in tongues of living flame
p Spirit of purity and grace, To teach, convince, subdue ;
Our weakness pitying see; All-powerful as the wind Hecame creso make our hearts Thy dwellingP As viewless too.
place, mf He came sweet influence to impart, f And worthier Thee. A gracious, willing guest,
2.--HIS OPERATION IN THE HEARI. 203
I myself would quiet be:
Quiet as the growing blade, And, with words that help and heal,
Which through earth its way hath Would Thy life in mine reveal ;
made, cresAnd, with actions bold and meek,
Silently, like morning light, Would for Christ my Saviour speak.
Putting mists and chills to flight.
f Mighty Spirit, dwell with memf Truthful Spirit, dwell with me I myself would mighty be : I myself would truthful be ;
Mighty so as to prevail, And, with wisdom kind and clear, Where unaided man must fail; Let Thy life in mine appear ; cresEver, by a mighty hope, And, with actions brotherly,
Pressing on and bearing up. Speak my Lord's sincerity.
p Holy Spirit, dwell with mep Tender Spirit, dwell with me
I myself would holy be : I myself would tender be ;
cresSeparate from sin, I would Shut my heart up like a flower,
Choose and cherish all things good; At temptation's darksome hour ;
mf And whatever I can be cresOpen it when shines the sun,
Give to Him Who gave me Thee. And His love by fragrance own.
T. T. Lynch.