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4 There at thy feet with awful fear
Adoring angels fall,
Before th' eternal All.
5 There I would vie with all the host
In duty and in bliss;
And all the glory his.
254. Desiring Heaven. 8s. Having a desire to depart, and to be with CHRIST;
which is far better.-PHIL. i. 23.
And view my Immanuel's face,
Tune, trine your soft harps to his praise:
So happy, so noble, so good ; When o'chers sunk down in despair,
Confirm'd by his power, ye stood.
2 Ye saints, who stand nearer than they,
And cast your bright crowns at his feet,
And all his rich mercy repeat:
He ransom'd from death and despair ;
you he was mighty to save, Almighty to bring you safe there.
3 O when will the period appear,
When I shall ünite in your song ?
And I to your Saviour belong!
I struggle and pant to be free;
My God and my Saviour to see.
4 I want to put on my attire
Wash'd white in the blood of the Lamb; I want to be one of your choir,
And tune my sweet harp to his name ;
Where sorrow and sin bid adieu ;
To wonder, and worship with you !
255. Desiring Holiness. L.M. Jsrael, thou hast destroyed thyself, but in me is
thine help.—HOSEA xiii. 9.
Beam forth with mildest majesty,
2 Wrathful, impure, and proud I am;
Nor constancy, nor strength, I have;
3 Save me from pride, the plague repel;
Jesu, thy humble mind impart,
And give me lowliness of heart ! 4 Enter thyself, and cast out sin;
More of thy purity bestow :
256. Desiring Holiness. S.M. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.-MAT.
On thee I cast my care ;
And know thou hearest prayer.
and never cease : Never to murmur at thy stay,
Or wish my sufferings less. 3 I want a godly fear,
A quick discerning eye;
And sees the tempter fly. 4 I want a just concern
For thine immortal praise;
5 I want with all
And what thy perfect will. 6 Thy promises how sweet!
I rest on these alone :
257. Desiring Holiness. L.M. Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and
know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm cxxxix. 23, 24.
The darkness shineth as the light,
O burst these bonds, and set it free! 2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross;
Nail my affections to thy cross :
My Lord, may pure and holy be.
Be thou my light, be thou my way:
Nor snare, while thou, my God, art near. 4 When rising floods my soul o'erflow,
When sinks my head in waves of woe,
5 Saviour, where'er thy steps I see,
Fearless, untried, I'd follow thee :
And lead me to thy holy hill!
My strength proportion to my day;
258. Desiring Holiness. C.M. Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; and renew a right
spirit within me.-Psalm li. 10. 1 On thee, O God of purity,
I wait for hallowing grace;
The glories of thy face.
I will approach thy gate ;
Or in thy courts to wait:
In Jesus freely giv'n,
And list mine eyes to heav'n.
Nor suffer me to slide ;
My God, be thou my guide!