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4. As in soft silence vernal showers
In holy silence of the mind,
every grace maintains its bloom,
but pour'd on all mankind,
Hymn 109. P. M. 1.
And let the promise now take place,
According to thy word of grace,
And send us down the comforter. 2. He visits now the troubled breast,
And oft relieves our sad complaint,
But soon we droop again, and faint,
Our joy is fled, our comfort
Our sure inseparable guide ;
O might he in our heart abide,
Hymn 110. P. M.
Out of their sins the nations shake,
Tear their vain confidence away. Shew them the guilt of unbelief,
And fill their hearts with sacred grief. 2. Impart the salutary pain,
The sudden soul condemning power. Blow on the goodliness of man.
Wither the grass, and blast the flower, That, when their works are all o'erthrown,
The word of grace may stand alone.. 3. Naked, and destitute, and blind
Themselves let the poor wretches see, Their total fall lament, and find
That every mouth is stopt by thee.. Thus all the world with conscious fear
Guilty before their God appear. 4. Guilty because they know not him,
Who liv'd and dy'd their souls to save,
No part or lot in Christ they have,
Hymn 111. P. M.
The merits of our Lord apply,
Condemn, and freely justify.
And spread the powers of Jesu's name. 2. Jesus the merciful and just
To every heart of man reveal.
Forgiveness thro' his blood to feel.
3. Is he not to his Father gone,
That we his righteousness might share?
The fruit of his prevailing prayer,
The heavenly gift unspeakable !
By thee to call the Saviour mine!.
Bring in the righteousness divine,
Hymn 112. P. M.
Send thy blessing froin above,
Touch our hearts, and make them one. 2. By the sense of sin forgiven
Purge out all the former leaven,
Take the stone of stumbling hence. 3. Root up every bitter root,
Multiply the spirit's fruit,
Meek long-suffering, gentleness. 4. Strict and general temperance,
Boundless, pure benevolence,
Thy works and offices proclaim, Thy fruits, and properties and powers:
Thou dost with kind and tender care
That God may yet again be ours.. 2. Thou didst thy fallen creature see, Fallen from happiness and thee,
And swiftly to our rescue come, Well pleas'd amongst the sons of men To fix thy residence again,
And make them thy eternal home. 3. Thou dost the first good thoughts inspire, The first faint spark of pure desire
Is kindled by thy gracious breath By thee made conscious of his fall, The sinner hears thy sudden call,
And starts out of the sleep of death. 4. Convinc'd of sin and unbelief, He sinks o'erwhelm’d with sacred grief,
And pines disconsolate for God.
Hymn 114. L. M.
Jolm xiv. 16, 17.
In such a wretched heart as mine? Unworthy dwelling! glorious guest!
Favour astonishing, divine !
And hope almost expires in night,
Great spring of comfort, life, and light? 3. Sure the blest comforter is nigh,
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart; Else would my hope for ever die, And every cheering ray depart,
4. When some kind promise glads my soul,
Do I not find his healing voice
And bid my drooping powers rejoice? 5. Whene'er to call the Saviour mine,
With ardent wish my heart aspires;
Which animates these strong desires ? 6. What less than thine almighty word
Can raise my heart from earth and dust, And bid me cleave to thee, my Lord, My life, my treasure and my trust. 7. And when my cheerful hope can say,
" I love my God, and taste his grace,” Lord, is it not thy blissful ray,
Which brings this dawn of sacred peace ? 8. Let thy kind spirit in my heart
For ever dwell, O God of love,
Hymn 115. s. M.
Let thy bright beams arise;
The darkness from our eyes.. 2. Cheer our desponding hearts
With visitations sweet;
At our Redeemer's feet. 3. Revive our drooping faith,
Our doubts and fears remove ; And kindle in our breasts the flame
Of never-dying love., 4. Convince us of our sin,
Then lead to Jesu's blood ;,