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Nor covetous desire arise

Within this soul of mine. 4 Order my footsteps by thy word,

And make my heart sincere; Let sin have no dominion, Lord,

But keep my conscience clear. 5 Make me to walk in thy commands;

'Tis a delightful road: Nor let my head, nor heart, nor hands,

Offend against my God.

SECTION III.

PETITION: FOR HOLINESS.

228.

[L. B. 18.] 8 lines 7 & 6. Makep, Saviour of mankind,

Who hast on me bestow'd
An immortal soul, design'd

To be the house of God:
Come, and now reside in me,
Never, never to remove:
Make me just, and good like thee,

And full of power and love. 2 Bid me in thy image rise,

A saint, a creature new;
True, and merciful, and wise,

And pure and happy too:
This thy primitive design,
That I should in thee be bless’d;
Should within thy arms divine

For ever, ever rest.
3 Let thy will in me be done;

Fulfil my heart's desire,
Thee to know and love alone;

And rise in raptures higher:

Thee, descending on a cloud,
When with ravish'd eyes I see;
Then I shall be fill'd with God

To all eternity.

229.

[L. B. 208.] C. M. JESUS, to thee I now can fly,

On whom my help was laid: Opprest by sin, I lift my eye,

And see the shadows fade.
2 Soon as I find myself forsook,

The grace again is given:
A sigh can reach thy heart, a look

Can bring thee down from heaven. 3 Believing on my Lord, I find

A sure and present aid:
On thee alone my constant mind

Be every moment stayed.
4 Whate'er in me seems wise, or good,

Or strong, I here disclaim;
I wash my garments in the blood

Of the atoning Lamb. 5 Jesus, my strength, my hope, my rest,

On thee will I depend,
Till summon'd to the marriage feast,

Where faith in sight shall end.

230.

[L. B. 274.] 6 lines 8 O God, my hope, my heavenly rest, My all of happiness below, Grant my importunate request; To me, to me, thy goodness show: Thy beatific face display,

The brightness of eternal day. 2 Before my faith's enlighten'd eyes,

Make all thy gracious goodness pass:

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Thy goodness is the sight I prize:
O may I see thy smiling face:
Thy nature in my soul proclaim;
Reveal thy love, thy glorious name.

231.

[L. B. 275.] 6 lines 8.
To thee, great God of Love, I bow;
And prostrate in thy sight adore;
By faith I see thee passing now;
I have, but still I ask for more:
A glimpse of love cannot suffice;

My soul for all thy presence cries. 2 The fulness of my vast reward,

A blest eternity shall be:-
But hast thou not on earth prepared
Some better thing than this for me?
What! but one drop? one transient sight?'

I want a sun,-a sea of light.
3 More favour'd than the saints of old,

We now by faith approach to thee:
Shall all with open face behold
In Christ the glorious Deity:
Shall see and put salvation on,

The nature of thy spotless Son.
4 This, this is our high-calling's prize:

Thy image in thy Son I claim:
And still to higher glories rise,
Till, all transform’d, I know thy name;
And glide to all my heaven above,
My highest heaven of Jesus' love.

232.

(L. B. 276.] L. M.
COME, Saviour, Jesus, from above;
Assist me with thy heavenly grace;
Empty my heart of earthly love,
And for thyself prepare the place.

2 O let thy sacred presence fill,

And set my longing spirit free,
Which pants to have no other will,

But day and night to feast on thee. 3 While in this region here below,

No other good will I pursue:
I'll bid this world of noise and show,

With all its glittering snares, adieu. 4 That path, with humble speed, I'll seek,

In which my Saviour's footsteps shine;
Nor will I hear, nor will I speak
Of
any

other love but thine. 5 Wealth, honour, pleasure, and what else,

This short-enduring world can give,
Tempt as ye will, my soul repels;

To Christ alone resolved to live. 6 Thee I can love, and thee alone,

With pure delight, and inward bliss:
To know thou takest me for thy own,

O what a happiness is this !
7 Nothing on earth do I desire,

But thy pure love within my breast:
This, only this, will I require,
And freely give up all the rest.
233.

[L. B. 277.] L. M.
ABRAHAM, when severely tried,
His faith by his obedience show'd:
He with the hard command complied,
And
gave

his Isaac back to God. 2 O for a faith like his, that we

The bright example may pursue:
May gladly give up all to thee,

To whom our more than all is due.
3 Is there a thing than life more dear?

A thing from which we cannot part?

We can; we now rejoice to tear

The idol from our bleeding heart. 4 Jesus, accept our sacrifice;

All things for thee we count but loss:
Lo! at thy word our Isaac dies,

Dies on the altar of thy cross.
5 Now to thyself thy victim take;

Nature's last agony is o’er:
Freely thy own we render back:

We grieve to part with all no more. 6 For what to thee, O Lord, we give,

A hundred-fold we here obtain;
And soon from thee shall all receive,
And loss shall be eternal gain.

234.

[L. B. 279.] 4 lines 8 & 2-6.

O God, thy faithfulness I plead;
My present help in time of need,

My great Deliverer thou:
Haste to my aid-thy ear incline,
And rescue this poor soul of mine:

I claim the promise now. 2 Where is the way? Ah! show me where, That I thy mercy may declare; The power

that sets me free: How can I my destruction shun? How can I from my nature run?

Answer, O Lord, for me. 3 Thy faithful, wise, and mighty love, Shall every stumbling-block remove,

And make an open way: Thy love shall burst the shades of death, And bear me from the gulf beneath,

To everlasting day.

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