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XVII. Of the Surrender of the Heart to Jesus,
Have sav'd and rescu'd me;
And how thy cleansing blood,
Hath brought me nigh to God:
Amaz'd at grace so free,
Bestow'd on such a wretched worm, Who felt such racking pain,
And ask, “ How can it be, While he the vengeance due to me
That sinners base and vile Did willingly sustain:
Should be so greatly lovod, 2 To him I wholly give
Who cost thee so much pain and grief,
And so ungrateful prov'd ??
Hath kept with watchful care;
Thy great compassion never fail'd, What's pleasing in his sight, Thou heardst my needy pray'ı; And from me take whate'er him grieves, This makes me firmly trust Whate'er he sees not right.
That thou wilt guide me still, ☆ How very weak I am,
And guard me safe throughout the way
That leads to Zion's Hill.
My worthless heart to thee;
And whether cheerful or distress'd, To thee I must appeals
Thine, thine alone I'll be: My numberless infirmities
My only aim is this O kindly haste to heal!
(O may I it fulfil !) 4 In thy most precious blood,
Thee to exalt with all my strength, Which from thy open'd yeins,
And do thy holy will. To heal my soul in plenty flow'd, I pray wash out my stains :
22. It is thy daily care,
O GOD of
l, grace and love! Thy helpless sheep to feed; Thy yearning bowels did thee move, To purify their spotted souls, To call me from death's gloomy night And gently them to lead.
Into thy own amazing light. 5 Redeemer of my soul !
2 I once was wholly dead in sin, Whene'er thereon I think,
Wholly corrupt and spoild within, How thy compassion, love and grace, The carnal mind still bore the
sway, From sin and hell's dark brink And hurry'd me a slave away.
3 It caus'd thee pain, O Son of God, 3 Jesus cur'd my soul's infection
From his death and fesurrection,
I by virtue of his merit
When I'm weak he strengthens me, 5 Now, thro' thy wounds my soul hath
Sweetens all my tribulation,
And supports me constantly:
Are the cause of my salvation;
Therefore Christ shall ne'er depart 6 I thee adure, my gracious King, From my sight and from my heart. And joyful Hallelujahs sing,
5 O! I'm lost in deepest wonder, My eyes with grateful tears o'erflow,
To think he shall soon appear
To receive me gladly yonder,
We pray thee, wounded Lambof God! 9 Thus by thy pow'r I here shall be
Cleanse us in thy atoning blood!
Grant us by faith to view thy cross,
2 Take our poor hearts, and let them be
For ever clos'd to all but thee!
Who laid down his life for me: That pledge of love for ever there.
3 What are our works but sin & death, Own'd mé as his property : Conscious of my imperfection,
Till thou thy quick’ning Spirit breathe!
Until we strength from thee derive,
And in communion with thee live.
4 Ah, Lord! enlarge our scanty thought,
Toknow the wondersthou hastwrought; 2 Others may seek satisfaction
Unloose our stamm’ring tongues to tell
Thy love immense, unsearchable.
5 First-born of many brethren thou! On his meritorious sufl'ring
To thee both earth and heav'n must
Help us to thee our all to give,
T. 580. Oh, when shall all my wand'rings end, DIDST thou, Lord Jesus, me incline, And all my wishes to thee tend | When I was lost and dead in sin, 4 Is there a thing beneath the sun,
To hear thy quick’ning voice? That strives with thee my heart to Have I obtained in thy blood
share? Redemption,and found peacewithGod? Ah! tear it thence, and be alone And do I in thy name rejoice? The spring of ev'ry motion there:
Then shall 2 O yes, I feel I am forgiv'n,
heart from earth be free, A foretaste I enjoy of heav'n
When it hath found repose in thee. Thy Spirit witness bears;
303.* By faith thy righteousness is mine, I'm well-assur'd that I am thine,
TAKE, Lord, all self from me, that I
live! 3 Yet 'fore thee, Jesus, I must own,
My vile affections crucify, : I have not this salvation known
Let not one darling lust survive : By tracing legal ways;
O may my heart to thee aşpire, No!'twas rhy pow'r rais'd me from sin, And nought on earth but thee desire. Thou didst the saving work begin;
2 Dear Lord, thy sov'reign aid impart, Thine be the glory, thine the praise,
To save me from low-thoughted care;
O banish self-will from my heart, 4 May I be faithful to thy call,
From all its latent mazes there;
And grant, that I may never move
From the blest footsteps of thy love. Invincible
3 Each moment draw from earth away And never from thy will decline.
My heart that humbly waits thy call: 5 Me with thy gladd’ning oil anoint; "I am thy life, ihy God, thy all."
Speak to my inmost soul and say,
Thy love to taste, thy voice to hear, Bedew me with a genial show'r,
Thy pow'r to prove, is all my pray’r
. Into my heart thy influence pour, And me with heav'nly manna feed.
Again thy loving-kindness prove, OGop!whose love(immense in height, And all within me pants anew
In depth unfathom'd) no man knows; T' enjoy thy all reviving love: Grant unto me thy saving light, Again my thoughts to thee aspire, Inly I sigh for thy repose; Unto thy name is
desire, My heart is pain'd, nor can it be 2 But O! what off’ring shall I give At rest, till it finds rest in thee.
To thee, the Lord of earth and skies? 2 Thy gracious call invites me still, My soul and body now receive
How light thy burden is, to prove; A holy, living sacrifice; Yet I'm unsteady ; tho' my will 'Tis all I have to offer thee;
Be fix'd, yet wide my passions rove;o take me as thy property. Great hindrances obstruct the way, 3 O
I never from thee stray, I aim at thee, yet from thee stray. Or be again subdu'd by sin ; 3 Mere mercy'tis that thou hast brought Guide me, my life, my truth, my way,
My soul to seek its peace in thee; Thy blood preserve mygarmentclean, Yet while I seek, but find thee not, O let thy blood and righteousness
Alrest my wand'ring mind can't be ;| My beauty be, my glorious dress.
that! - live!
Send down thy likeness from above, 2 I thank thee, that in mercy thou
Arous'd me out of sin's deep sleep,
And calld to walk in faith.
light: And listen to that small still voice,
That I may faithful prove,
Which whispers only love.
works be thou the aim: 4. Which teacheth me what is thy will,
And tells me what to do;
Do not thy will pursue.
I ever feel,
And learn obedience to thy voice, "Give me thy heart, and listen to my Thy soft reviving word.
O LORD in me fulfil
Whatever is thy will;
And live alone to thee.
2 Each day unto my heart
their hearts for ever New life and grace impart;
I languish, droop and die;
Continually I've need
LORD, thou mad'st the universe,
I though dust, am yet thy creature,
Spoil'd by nature,
Yet desire to cleave to thee;
To a vessel of salvation
Fitted for eternity.
2 I resign myself to thee,
With me do whate'er thee pleases,
May I have to thee always
Free access :
Thus in faith and love proceeding,
I on heav'nly joys am feeding,
Till in thee I end my race.
3 Banish from me what's not right,
SEARCHER of hearts, thou know'st,
thy love Set me free;
My heart hath captivated; And preserve my. soul and senses
My soul is closely to thee join'd, From all hurtful influences;
Ne'er to be separated; Only thine I wish to be.
2 All thou demandest I give up,
Lord, without hesitation ;
But never, never will I leave
O MIGHT we all, Lord God our 2 Jesus, hear my fervent cry!
Thy condescending mercy prize,
T'accept of us (O boundless favor!)
As of a holy sacrifice;
May offer up both soul and body,
To love and serve thee faithfully. 311.*
PRESENT your bodies to the Lord,
And pleasing in his eyes :
For thou requirest such a heart, And reasonably due; As can without equivocation
For ye are not your own, ye know, · For thee, O Lord, with all things part. But Christ ath purchasd you.
XVIII. OF COMMUNION with CHRIST.
In foll'wing thee I cannot miss
Thy word be my unerring guide;
Or stray from thee
3 Thou art the Truth, in thee I've found Thee I desire to love and praise,
All that which is essential;
Without thee, all is empty sound, Since thy great love and boundless
In thee is strength substantial : Are ev'ry thing unto me,
O Truth!: set me at liberty, 2 Thou art the Way, thy Spirit is That I depend on none but thee, As my Conductor given;
By whom I can be healed.