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VIII. OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE.

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And all sanctification;
TO God our Saviour let us pray,

Thoʻstripp'd of ev'ry self-made good,
That he would fashion us like clay,

Is by the virtue of his blood
His mind into our hearts infuse,

Freed from sin's condemnation:
And teach us all his blessed view8.

Its voice-- Still cries 2.Detach'd from ev'ry earthly thing,

In his favor—Christ, our Saviour

For him pleadeth,
O mightweeleave to Christ our King;
Might our whole walk resemble his,

This is all the plea he needeth.
And wituess, where our treasure is.

5. But why is not my wav'ring miod 1070,* t. 228,

At all times willingly inclin'd, ALAS! we're sinful, vile and base,

To live to my Lord's pleasure; Yet freely justified by grace,

Why is not the new creature seen A myst’ry this, concealed In thought, in action, word and mein, From all, but those, who gladly own:

In it's full stature's measure?
This truth to me had ne'er been O I–Must sigh,
known,

Until fully-Render'd holy
By flesh and blood revealed;

By his merit,

I with him become one spirit. ** My experience:“And assurance

6. Yet hark! the Bridegroom's voice • Of salvation

I hear, « To the Spirit's operation."

He whispers in my list’ning ear, 2. Whoe'er himself of singers chief

That he my suit approveth; Esteems and burthen'd seeks relief

He, who unto himself, his bride, From the reproach he feareth,

The church, betrothed when he died,
The evil knows, which in him lies,

Me, needy sinner, loveth:
However hidden from man's eyes Thus he---Cheers me:
It fair and good appeareth,

"I to gladness—Turn thy sadness ; Mourning-Turning

Here is weeping,
To the Victim-For man's ransom

Once in joy we shall be reaping.
Finds exemption
From sin's yoke and full redemp-

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3. Now guilty blushes himo'erspread, THEY that are whole need not
Again, like John, he falls as dead,

The good physician,
Before Jehovah Jesus,

But they who know and feel
And worships him with humble fear,

Their lost condition,
'Fore whom, when they to him draw Bewail their wretched state,
near,

To Christ appealing,
The angels veil their faces:

Experience of his stripes
66 Ah! why-do I ;

The virtue healing.
Saith the singer—" From my Saviour
66 Life inherit ?

2. We know, that in our flesh
66 Tis all owing to his merit.” No good thing dwelleth,
4. He, who in Jesus' death believes, Bat with ne'er failing skill
From thenceallrigbteousness receives, Our wounds he healeth;

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Thus spirit, body, soul,

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Tho poor and needy,
Can to rejoice in him

THEY; who know our Lord indeed,
Be ever ready.

Find in him a friend in need, 1072. T. 159.

And behold in Jesus' face,

Nought but mercy, truth and grace.
How needful, strictly to enquire
And ask our hearts each day,

2. They can cast by faith their care “ Doth Jesus' love me still inspire, On that Lord, who heareth pray’r,

• My thoughts and actions sway? And when they to him draw nigh, “ Am a branch in Christ the vine? He doth all their wants supply. "Am I his own, and is be mine?

3. They who him, their Saviour know, “ Do I by faith unto him cleave,

Lowly at his footstool bow; " And to his honor live?

They, to whom his name is dear, 2. The Spirit's witness, full and clear, Greatly to offend him fear. Will state the real case,

4. But this very fear is sweet,
And either draw a contrite tear,

While abased at his feet,
Or thanks upfeigped raise ;
Hence will the consequence ensue,

He with gentle voioe doth chide

Their unfaithfulness and pride.
That the full purpose we renew,
To run in faith th' appointed race, 5. O how wond'rous is his love,
Till we shall see his face.

To all, who his goodness prove, 1073.* T. 167.

Deep abasement, heav'nly joy,

Their alternate thoughts employ. FAITHFUL souls, with real blessing

6. Wonders without end we see, Celebrate their natal day, Countless mercies, great and free; Asking: -. are we onward pressing? Lord, accept our thanks and praise

“What may Jesus have to say ? For thy goodness, truth and grace. 6 Are the ways of sin unpleasant? “Do we hold our Saviour fast?

1075. T.14, 66 Are we more like him at present, WHO sạith he's poor, nor feels within

" Than we were in seasons past ? 2. Great defects are still revealed;

With deepest shame his need,
Short we fall of his blest aim;

Convicted on account of sin,
Then the conscious soul is filled

He is not poor indeed.
With a deep, but wholesome shame; 2. But he, who knows himself aright,
Earnest to improve the morrow, Is ready to confess,

We our yesterday review, Instructed by the Spirit's light,
While the tear of godly sorrow His utter helplessness.
Saddens, but enlivens too.

3. How greatly he forgiveness wants
3. Jesus, for thy faithful leading In Jesus' blood, he knows,
In times past, we humbly raise

With inward spirit's ardor pants,
Our thanksgiving, thus proceeding In him to find repose.

Onward in the path of grace;
While another year we enter,

4. Who is so full of tenderness, We renew our vows of love, And patience, as thon, Lord? All for thee resolv'd to venture, But I must own with shame, alas!

Our benign conductor prove! I oft transgress thy word.

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WHEN in thy spirit's light, O Lord, This suit I make to thee:

Our hearts we strictly search, Show me how much my ransom cost, How great my poverty.

Whether we joy to thee afford,

And edify thy church, 1076.* T. 22.

Directing every thought and aim

Unto the honor of thy name, O LORD, 'fore thee abas'd I fall, Then our defects so great appear, And on thy name for mercy call, We drop a contrite tear. The faults indeed are numberless, Which humbly I to thee confess.

1079. T. 96. 2. I give myself to thee anew, No longer to behold the tree, My soul and body are thy due, Where Christ our guilt and curse Form me into thy likeness here,

did bear, By means, or gentle, or severe. No longer bim by faith to see

Nor feel him to our spirit near 3. Grant that I may henceforth to thee More faithful and obedient be,

This fills the soul with bitter smart, O may thy blood and righteouspess

Yes, God knows this, who knows

the heart. My beauty be, my glorious dress.

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I AM needy, yet forgiven, THY love unchanging is our conso- With thy blood my heart enliven,

lation, Thy patience and long suff"ring our Give me, Jesus, of thy passion salvation,

An abiding, deep impression. O thou our yesterday,to-day and ever, 2. With new grace, dear Lord, array Most faithful Saviour,

Into new degrees convey me, 2. Thy purposes

of love remain unshaken,

For thy service make me ready, Tho' we alas! our vows have oft Sanctify both soul and body. forsaken, [direction,

1081. T. 22. Forgive, bear with us, grant us thy And kind protection.

ALTHO' my deep depravity

Oft causeth me to mourn and sigh, 3. As a thick cloud let all our sins be

My hope to prosper for the Lord blotted Out of thy book, that nothing past

Doth heart-felt joy to me afford. be poted,

2. Till to that happy fold I'm led, As children, chasten us when we are which with celestial joy is fed, failing,

And of life's fountain drinks above, Heal us, when ailing,

In endless bliss and perfect love.

me,

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1X.' Of SANCTIFICATION.

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To thee, O Lord, I send my cries, LORD, who did'st sanctify
O let them rise to heaven;

Thyself, and hast thereby
To all my pray’rs, my tears and sighs Procurod that blessing,

That we before thy face
A gracious ear be given;

May walk in holiness,
Thy blessed word be my support,

To thee well pleasing.
May I, in thee believing,
To thee cleaving,

2. In true simplicity,
By faith be purified,

O

may we cleave to thee, From thee true life receiving. Our God and Saviour;

, 2. Let neither lust nor fear prevail, In all things free from blame, To draw me from my duty,

To glorify thy name

Be our endeavour.
By aiding grace I shall not fail
To walk in holy beauty;

3. In heart here purified,
For who hathougbt,but what is giv’n? May we in thee abide,
Such favor none can merit,

Without cessation;
But thy spirit,

Thy praise be our employ,
Our guide to life and heav'n, On earth our highest joy,
Can graciously confer it.

Thy congregation.
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1085.* t. 580. GENTLE is the coercion

LORD, take my sinful, worthless
Of Jesus' pow'r and love,

heart
Without it my exertion
Must unavailing prove;

As thine, thy grace to me impart,
Humble in heart and broken,

And deep thy seal impress ;
To Christ for strength I flee;

Take me into thy special care,
" My grace:” himself hath spoken : Secure my soul from every snare,
66 Sufficient is for thee."

Thyself find always free access.
2. If ask'd : 6 Hast thou already 2. Make me a bosom friend of thine,

66 In grace such progress made, Upon thy breast may I recline, 66 As with steps firm and steady

Preserv'd from needless fears; " Th' appointed path to tread ?" And when this earthly honse I leave, I own: 6 I'm weak and feeble, Into those mansions me receive, 66 Alone I cannot stand,

Where thou wilt wipe away all
66 Tis Christ, who makes me stable, tears.
66 On him I must depend."

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3. Is good in contemplation,
I on my Saviour call,

O SHED abroad, Lord Jesus,
Who gave the intimation,

Thy love in us, we pray,
And worketh all in all;

And let its influence gracious
The wish'd for good effected, Our thoughts and actions sway;
To him I render praise,

Thus in the path proceeding,
Who hath the work directed,

To life eternal leading,
By his enabling grace.

We shall thy word obey.

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WHILE we take our seat WHO thro’ Jesus' wounds obtains at the Master's feet, Pardon and salvation,

Urg'd by love, we in our measure, Both for soul and body gains His commandments keep with pleaTrue sanctification.

sure,

Doth he strength bestow, 1088.* T. 22.

We can all things do.

109).* T. 136. WHENE'ER by sinfal lust assail'd, O HAPPY lot! I thank my God, I need not yield;

To live in blessed union But say to av’rice, lust and pride : "My Lord destroy'd you, when he With Christ, and with his church in

close communion, died !"

To look to him, 2. No parley with the foe I make, Prompted by love and need, But unto Christ my refuge take,

To feed by faith, upon his death and And when I to my Lord complain,

merit, From sin I quickly freedom gain.

And purified in heart, become with

him one spirit,

To love him, tho' we see him pot, 1089. T. 14.

O happy lot!

1092. T. 590. I WANT a principle within, Of jealous, godly fear,

NOW may the very God of peace A sense of each approach of sin,

Us wholly sanctify, A dread, lest it come near.

And grant us such a rich increase

Of unction from on high, 2. Quick as the apple of the eye, That spirit, soul and body may,

O God, my conscience make, Preserved free from stain, Arouse my soul, when sin is nigh, Be blameless until thy great day, And keep it still awake.

Lord Jesus Christ; Amen!

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X. Of PATIENCE in TRIBULATION.
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Are big with mercy, and shall break GOD moves in a mysterious way,

In blessings on your head.
His wonders to perform,
He plants his footsteps in the sea,

4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace,
And rides

upon
the storm.

Behind a frowning providence, 2. Deep in unfathomable mines He hides a smiling face,

Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up his bright designs, 5. His purposes will ripen fast,
And works his sov’reign will.

Unfolding ev'ry hour,

The bud may have a bitter taste, 3. Ye fearful saints,fresh courage take

But sweet will be the flow'r. The clouds you so much dread,

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