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Learning, pleasure, wealth, and fame,
Can the bliss I seek create. 2 Lord, it is not life to live,
If thy presence thou deny;
Mine they are, if thou art mine. 3 Whilst I feel thy love to me,
Every object teems with joy ;
C. P. M. WESLEY.
For Divine Help.
Throughout the evil day!
And stir me up to pray.
And shew the danger near! Surround, sustain, and strengthen me, And fill with godly jealousy,
And sanctifying fear. 3 Whene'er my careless hands hang down, O let me see thy gathering frown,
And feel thy warning eye;
O save me, or I die !
4 In me thine utmost mercy show,
Unblameable in grace ;
Before thy glorious face.
45. C. M.
WATTS. A Prayer of the Afflicted. -- Ps. 102. 1 Hear me, O God, nor hide thy face,
But answer lest I die :
To hear when sinners cry?
Dissolving in the air ;
And sinking in despair. 3 As
on some lonely building's top,
The sparrow tells her moan,
I sit and grieve alone. 4 My locks like withered leaves appear ;
And life's declining light
That vanish into night.
O my eternal God!
And spread thy works abroad.
Nor will my Lord delay
That long expected day. 7 He hears his saints, he knows their cry,
And by mysterious ways
And fills their tongues with praise.
46. 7s M. WESLEY.
Learning of God. 1 LORD, that I may learn of thee,
Give me true simplicity ;
Thy sovereign light within my heart
Thy all-enlivening power display. 2 For thee my thirsty soul doth pant
Whilst in this desert land I live;
Thy love alone can comfort give.
My heart and tongue shall still employ;
My peace, my glory, and my joy.
The praise that to thy name belongs,
Therefore thy greatness will I sing,
Beneath the shadow of thy wing.
Helpless, yet Happy.
Hath brought my active vigour down,
I choose the state my God ordains. 2 Cast, as broken vessel by,
Thy will I can no longer do;
L. M. 61. MME GUION.
Surrender of the Soul.
And woos thy soul to her embrace;
2 Yield to the Lord, with simple heart,
All that thou hast, and all thou art ;
51. 7s M. 61. J. NEWTON
The Child of God.
Make me teachable and mild ;
Pleased with all that pleases thee. 2 What thou shalt today provide,
Let me as a child receive;
Why should I the burden bear? 3 As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own ;.
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.
52. C. M,
WATTS. Prayer and Hope. - Ps. 76. 2 Soon as I heard my Father say,
"Ye children, seek my grace;' My heart replied without delay,
I'll seek my Father's face. Let not thy face be hid from me,
Nor frown my soul' away ;