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Bid me stretch out my wither'd hands,
And lift them up in pray’r.
My voice I cannot raise ;
The dumb shall sing thy praise.
Hymn 217. s. M.
To whom should I my trouble show,
And pour out my complaint ?
Ah! why do I delay?.
And yet from him I stay. 2: What is it keeps me back,
From which I cannot part ?:
Possession of my heart ?
Must surely lurk within ;
Some secret, bosom sin. 2. Jesus, the hind'rance show,
Which I have fear'd to see ;
What keeps me out of thee !.
Thy trying pow'r display ;
And take the veil away!. 4. I now believe, in thee
Compassion reigns alone :-
O let it, Lord, be done!
In me is all the bar,
Which thou would'st fain remove a
That God is only love.
Hymn 218. P. Hi 1 TESUS, if still the same thou arta:
J If all thy promises are sure,
And make me rich, for I am poor ::
The kingdom of an inward heav'n. 2: Thou hast pronounc'd the mourners bleste.
And lo! for thee I ever mourn :
Till thou my only rest return :
And I receive the Comforter.
On all that hunger after thee? I hunger now, I thirst for God !
See, the poor fainting sinner see: And satisfy with endless peace,
And fill me with thy right'ousness. 4. Ah, Lord, if thou art in that sigh,
Then hear thyself within me pray ; Hear in my heart thy Spirit's cry,
Mark, what may lab’ring soul would say: Answer the deep unutter'd groan,
And shew, that thou, and I, are one.
Light in thy light I then shall see ;
Glory divine is ris'n on thee :
Hymn 219. c. M. 1. OD is in this and ev'ry place ;
But 0 ! how dark and void, To me, 'tis one great wilderness,
This earth, without my God.. 2. Empty of him who all things fills,
"Till he his light impart :'Till he his glorious self reveals,
The veil is on my heart. 3. O thou who seest and know'st my grief,
Thyself unseen, unknown, Pity my helpless unbelief,
And break my heart of stone. 4. Regard me with a gracious eyen
The long-sought blessing give : And bid me, at the point to die,
Behold thy face, and live. 5. A darker soul did never yet
Thy promis'd help implore : '
And never loose him more!
heart abroad : The middle wall of sin remove, ;
And let me in to God..
Hymn 220. c. M. 1.
WHOU hidden God, for whom I groan
Till thou thyself declare ;
Regard a sinner's pray'r.
Unpurg'd and unforgivin;
As far as hell from heav'ni.
3. An unregen'rate child of man,
To thee for faith I call;
And raise me from my fall !
Thou only canst remove ; Thine own eternal pow'r reveal,
The Deity of Love !
But grace can let me go ;
I wait the truth to know.
Thou wilt thy light afford ;
The pris'ner of the Lord.
I hate the tyrant's chain :
Nor let me cry in vain. 8. Shew me the blood, that bought my peace,
The cov'nant blood apply !
And all my sins shall die.
Hymn 221. L. M. "HOU man of griefs, remember me,
Who never canst thyself forget ; Thy last mysterious agony,
Thy fainting pangs, and bloody sweat ! 2. When wrestling in the strength of pray'r,
Thy spirit sunk beneath its load; Thy feeble flesh abhor'd to bear
The wrath of an Almighty God. 3. Father, if I may call thee so,
Regard my fearful heart's desire;
Remove this load of guilt and woe,
Nor let me in my sins expire ! 4. I tremble, lest the wrath divine,
Which bruises now my wretched soul, Should bruise this wretched soul of mine,
Long as eternal ages roll. 5. To thee my last distress I bring !
The heighten'd fear of death I find ; The tyrant, brandishing his sting,
Appears, and hell is close behind. 6. I deprecate that death alone,
That endless banishment from thee : O save, and give me to thy Son,
Who trembled, wept, and bled for me!
Hymn 222. L. M.
Let a repenting rebel live ;
May not a sinner trust in thee !
The pow'r and glory of thy grace :
So let thy pard’ning love be found. 3. Oh wash my soul from ev'ry sin,
And make my guilty conscience clean!
And past offences pain mine eyes. 4. My lips with shame
sins confess Against thy law, against thy grace ; Lord, should thy judgment grow severe,
I am condemn’d, but thou art clear. . 5. Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord,
Whose hope, still hov'ring round thy word, Would light on some sweet promise there, Some sure support against despair.