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C. M, “ Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious." 1 JESUS, I love thy charming name;
'Tis music to my ear;
Fain would I sound it out so loud,
That earth and heaven should hear. 2
Yes, thou art precious to my soul,
My treasure and my trust:
Jewels to thee are gaudy toys,
And gold is sordid dust.
3 All my capacious powers can wish,
In thee doth richly meet;
Nor to mine eyes is light so dear,
Nor friendship half so sweet.
4 Chy grace shall dwell upon my heart,
And shed its fragrance there ;
The noblest balm of all its wounds,
The cordial of its care;
5 I'll speak the honours of thy name
With my last labouring breath ;
Then speechless sink into thine arms,
My comforter in death.
HYMN 181. L.M.
Gratitude, 1 LORD, when my thoughts delighted rove
Amid the wonders of thy love,
The sight revives my drooping heart,
And bids invading fears depart. 2 Guilty and weak to thee I fly,
On thy atoning blood rely,
And on thy righteousness depend,
My Lord, my Saviour, and my Friend.
Be all my heart, be all my days,
Devoted to thy single praise ;
And let my glad obedience prove
Ilow much I owe, how much I love.
HYMN 182. L. M.
“ Without holiness no man shall see the Lord."
THE Lord receives his highest praise
From humble minds and hearts sincere ;
While all the loud professor says
Offends the righteous Judge's ear.
To walk as children of the day,
To mark the precept's holy light,
To wage the warfare, watch, and pray,
Show who are pleasing in his sight.
Easy indeed it were to reach
A mansion in the courts above,
If swelling words and fluent speech
Might serve instead of faith and love.
But none shall reach the blissful place,
Or God's unclouded glory see,
Who talk of free and sovereign grace,
bath made them free.
IIYMN 183. L. M.
Consecration of the heart to Christ.
O THOU, who camest from above,
The pure, celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love,
On the mean altar of
There let it for thy glory burn,
With inextinguishable blaze;
And trembling to its source return,
In humble prayer, and fervent praise.
Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
To work, and speak, and think for thee,
Still let me guard the holy fire,
And still stir up thy gift in me.
Ready for all thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,
Tiil death thy endless mercies seal,
And make the sacrifice complete.
HYMN 184. C. M.
The christian change.
LET worldly minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admir'd its trifles too,
But grace has set me free.
Its pleasures now no longer please,
No more content afford ;
Far from my lieart be joys like these,
Now I have seen the Lord.
As by the light of opening day
The stars are all conceald;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is reveald.
Creatures no more divide
I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice
Have fix'd my roving heart.
HYMN 185. L. M.
For spirituality of mind.
O! FROM the world's vile slavery,
Almighty Saviour, set me free;
And as my treasure is above,
Be there my thoughts, be there my love.
But oft, alas ! too well I know
My thoughts, my love, are fix'd below;
The heart unmov'd, the absent mind.
O! what that frozen heart can move,
That melts not at the Saviour's love?
What can that sluggish spirit raise,
That will not sing the Saviour's praise ?
Lord, draw my best affections hence,
Above this world of sin and sense ;
Cause them to soar beyond the skies,
And rest not, till to thee they rise.
“ I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
THOU art the Way! to thee alone
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek,
Must seek him, Lord, by Thee.
Thou art the Truth! thy word alone
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind,
And purify the heart.
Thou art the Life! the rending tomb
Proclaims thy conquering arm;
And they who put their trust in thee,
Nor death nor hell can harm.
Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life!
Grant us that Way to know,
That Truth to keep, that Life to win,
Whose joys eternal flow.
HYMN 187. L. M.
The Christian's pattern.
MY great Redeemer, and my Lord,
I read my duty in thy word;
But in thy life the law appears
Drawn out in living characters.
Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,
Such deference to thy Father's will,
Such love, and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe, and make them mine.
Cold mountains and the midnight air
Witness'd the fervour of thy prayer;
The desert thy temptations knew,
Thy conflict, and thy victory too.
Be thou my pattern ; make me bear
More of thy gracious image here;
Then God the Judge shall own my name
Amongst the followers of the Lamb.
HYMN 188. L. M.
Holiness the design of the Gospel.
SO let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
So let our works and virtues shine,
the doctrine all divine.
Thus shall we best proclaim abroad
The honours of our Saviour-God,
When his salvation reigns within,
subdues the power of sin.
Our flesh and sense must be denied,
Passion and envy,
lust and pride; While justice, temperance, truth, and love Our inward piety approve.