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2 Cheer our desponding hearts

With consolations sweet;
Give us to lie, with humble hope,

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 Jesus' blood,
And to our wond'ring view reveal

The secret love of God.
5 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

Tilluminate the soul,
To pour

fresh life on ev'ry part,
And new create the whole.
6 Dwell therefore in our hearts;

Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know, and praise, and love,

The Father, Son, and Thee !
210. The quickening Influence of the Holy

Spirit. S.M.
It is the Spirit that quickeneth.—John vi. 63,
1 COME, Holy Spirit, come!

With energy divine;
And on this poor benighted soul

With beams of mercy shine. 2 From the celestial hills,

Life, light, and joy dispense!
And may I daily, hourly feel

3 Melt, melt, this frozen heart;

This stubborn will subdue !
Each evil passion overcome,

And form my soul anew. 4 Mine will the profit be,

But thine shall be the praise :
And unto thee I will devote

The remnant of my days.

211. The Witness and Seal of the Holy

Spirit. c.m. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that

we are the children of God.-Rom. viii. 16. | Why should the children of a King

Go mourning all their days ?
Great Comforter, descend and bring

Some tokens of thy grace.
2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,

And seal the heirs of heav'n ?
When wilt thou banish my complaints,

And show my sins forgiv'n ?
3 Assure my conscience of her part

In the Redeemer's blood :
And bear thy witness with my heart,

That I am born of God.
4 Thou art the earnest of his love,

The pledge of joys to come; And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,

Will safe convey me home.

SECTION IV.

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.

212. The Blessedness of the Church. 8—7—4. To him who led his people through the wilderness :

for his mercy endureth for ever.-Ps. cxxxvi. 16. 1 Rescu'd from the hand of strangers,

Israel through the desert goes :
Many are his toils and dangers,
Many, too, are Israel's foes :

But Jehovah

All his wants and dangers knows. [2 Israel's heart is found deceitful,

Prone to murmur and complain :
Israel, too, is oft forgetful
Of the hand that broke his chain :

But Jehovah

Turns him to himself again.
3 Through a trackless desert going,

Israel proves the Saviour's love,
Lo! a cloud before him showing
When and whither he should move.

Israel's journeys
Are directed from above,]

4 Though the desert be unfruitful :

Yet is favor'd Israel fed ;
His supplies are never doubtful :
God provides his daily bread.

And his table

Through the wilderness is spread. 5 Where no pleasant streams are flowing,

In a parch'd and thirsty.land:
Lo the rock its Maker knowing,
Pours a stream at his command :

And his people

Wond’ring own his mighty hand. 6 When the foe, of numbers boasting,

Leads his armies to the fight;
Israel, in the promise trusting,
Buts his num'rous hosts to flight:
And
goes

forward
In the Lord Jehovah's might.

213. Consolation for the Church. lls. O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, not comforted.

The Lord on high is mightier than the mighty

waves of the sea.- Isa. liv. 11. Ps. xciii. 4. 1 O Zion, afflicted with wave upon wave,

Whom no man can comfort, whom no

man can save; With darkness surrounded, by terrors dis

may'd In toiling and watching thy strength is

decay'd.

2 Loud roaring and swelling, the billows

o'erwhelm, But skilful's the Pilot, who sits at the

helm; His wisdom conducts thee, his power will

defend, In safety and quiet thy warfare shall end. 3 O fearful, O faithless-in mercy he cries,

My promise, my truth-are they light in

thine eyes ? Still, still I am with thee, my promise shall

stand, Through tempest and tossing I'll bring thee

to land.

[4 Forget thee I will not, I cannot; thy

name, Engrav'd on my heart, doth for ever

remain ; The palms of my hands whilst I look on,

I see

The wounds I receiv'd when I suffer'd for

thee.]

5 Then trust me, and fear not; thy life is

secure ; My wisdom is perfect, supreme is my

power ; In love I correct thee, thy soul to refine, And make thee at length in my likeness

to shine.

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