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Teach me to live by faith,
Conform

my

will to thine;
Let me victorious be in death,
And then in glory shine.
HYMN 213. C. M.

Prayer.
PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire

Utter'd or unexpress'd;
The motion of a hidden fire

That trembles in the breast.
Prayer is the simplest form of speech

That infant lips can try ;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach

The Majesty on high.
Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,

Returning from his ways,
While angels in their songs rejoice,

And say, “Behold he prays!"
The saints in prayer appear as one,

In word, and deed, and mind;
While with the Father and the Son,

Sweet fellowship they find.
O Thou, by whom we come to God,

The Life, the Truth, the Way,
The path of prayer thyself hast trod,
Lord, teach us how to pray.

HYMN 214. L. M.

Confidence in the Saviour.
BESET with snares on every hand,
In life's uncertain path I stand;
Saviour divine, diffuse thy light,
To guide my doubtful footsteps right.

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Engage this roving, treacherous heart,
Through life to choose the better part ;
To scorn the trifles of a day,
For joys that none can take away.
Then let the wildest storms arise,
Let tempests mingle earth and skies,
No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,
But all my treasures with me bear.
If thou, my Saviour, still art nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
Secure, when mortal comforts flee,
To find eternal bliss in thee.

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HYMN 215. 8.7. 4.

The pilgrim's prayer.
GUIDE me, O thou great Jehovah,

Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand :

Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain,

Whence the healing streams do flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:

Strong Deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid
my

anxious fears subside ;
Bear me through the swelling current,
Land me safe on Canaan's side:

Songs of praises
I will ever give to thee.

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HYMN 216. 6 LINES 86. Christ the Captain and Guide of his people. 1 CAPTAIN of Israel's host, and guide

Of all who seek the land above,
Beneath thy shadow we abide,

The cloud of thy protecting love;
Our strength thy grace, our rule thy word,

Our end the glory of the Lord. 2 By thine unerring Spirit led,

We shall not in the desert stray ;
We shall not full direction need,

Nor miss our providential way;
As far from danger as from fear,
While love, almighty love, is near.

HYMN 217. 6 LINES 8s.

The Christian Israel.
1 THUS far on life's perplexing path,

Thus far, thou, Lord, our steps hast led ;
Snatch'd from the world's pursuing wrath,

Unharm'd though floods hung o'er our head;
Like ransom'd Israel on the shore,

Here then we pause, look back, adore. 2 Strangers and pilgrims here below,

Like all our fathers in their day,
We to the land of promise go,

Lord, by thine own appointed way;
Still guide, illumine, cheer our flight,

In cloud by day, in fire by night.
3 When we have number'd all our years,

And stand at length on Jordan's brink,
Though the flesh fail with mortal fears,

Olet not then the spirit sink;
But strong in faith, and hope, and love,
Plunge through the stream, to rise above!

HYMN 218. 8. M.

The prayer of Jabez. 1 O THAT the Lord indeed

Would me his servant bless,
From every evil shield my

head, And crown my paths with peace ! 2 Be his almighty hand

My helper and my guide,
Till with his saints in Canaan's land
My portion he divide.
HYMN 219. c.m.

Jacob's pow.
1 O GOD of Jacob, by whose hand

Thine Israel still is fed :
Who through this weary pilgrimage

Hast all our fathers led :
2 To thee our humble vows we raise,

To thee address our prayer,
And in thy kind and faithful breast

Deposit all our care. 3 If thou, through each perplexing path,

Wilt be our constant guide;
If thou wilt daily bread supply,

And raiment still provide; 4 If thou wilt spread thy shield around,

Till these our wanderings cease,
And at our Father's lov'd abode

Our souls arrive in peace;
5 To thee, as to our covenant God,

We our whole selves resign;
And count, that not the tenth alone,

But all we have, is thine.

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HYMN 220. L. M.

Lord, to whom shall we go ?!
THOU only sovereign of my heart,
My refuge, my Almighty friend,
And can my soul from thee depart,
On whom alone my hopes depend?
Whither, ah! whither shall I

go,
A wretched wanderer from the Lord ?
Can this dark world of sin and woe
One glimpse of happiness afford ?
Eternal life thy words impart,
On these my fainting spirit lives;
Here sweeter comforts cheer

my

heart
Than all the round of nature gives.
Low at thy feet my soul would lie,
There safety dwells, and peace divine;
Still let me live beneath thine eye,
For life, eternal life is thine.

HYMN 221. c. M.
" Remember me, O my God, for good."
( TIIOU, from whom all goodness flows

I lift my heart to thee ;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,

Good Lord,“ remember me.”
When pressing on my burden'd heart

My sins lie heavily,
My pardon speak, fresh peace impart,

In love “ remember me.
Temptations sore obstruct my way,

And ills I cannot flee;
() give me strength, Lord, as my day;

For good “ remember me."

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