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3 Lead us to holiness, the road
That we must take to dwell with God;
Nor let us from his precepts stray. 4 Lead us to God, our final rest,
In his enjoyment to be blest;
With all thy quickening powers,
In these cold hearts of ours.
In vain we strive to rise;
And our devotion dies.
With all thy quickening powers;
And that shall kindle ours.
384. 10s. M.
DR. JOHNSON. Imploring Divine Light. 1 0 Thou, whose power o'er moving worlds pre
sides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides! On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine!
2 'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast
With silent confidence and holy rest;
385. L. M. 61. MORAVIAN.
Seeking after God.
Whose depth unfathomed no man knows;
At rest, till it find rest in thee.
The sweetness of thy yoke to prove;
I aim at thee, yet from thee stray.
My mind to seek her peace in thee:
And all my steps to thee-ward tend ! 4 Is there a thing beneath the sun,
That strives with thee my heart to share?
C. M. Watts.
My help forever near,
When sinking in despair. 2 Thy counsels, Lord, shall guide my feet
Through this dark wilderness;
To dwell before thy face.
And flesh and heart should faint!
The strength of every saint.
Far from thy presence, die;
Can save them when they cry.
Shall be my sweet employ;
And tell the world my joy.
387. L. M. Tate & Brady.
God our Portion. Ps. 73.
Have I, whose favor I require ?
2 My trembling flesh and aching heart
May often fail to succor me;
And my eternal portion be.
Shall into sudden ruin fall:
Thy vengeance shall destroy them all. 4 But as for me, 't is good and just
That I should still to God repair;
388. 8 & 7s. M. WESLEY'S COL.
Divine Love. 1 Love divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down !
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Enter every longing heart.
Into every troubled breast;
Let us find thy promised rest.
Let us all thy life receive,
Never more thy temples leave.
389 S. M.
This joy, to call thee mine;
To taste thy love divine. 2 My thirsty, fainting soul
Thy mercy does implore;
Can pant for water more. 3 For life without thy love
No relish can afford;
To serve and please the Lord. 4 Since thou hast been my help,
To thee my spirit flies,
My cheerful hope relies.
My soul in safety keeps :
And he supports my steps.
390. L. M. Faith in Divine Grace and Power. Ps. 62. 1 My spirit looks to God alone;
My rock and refuge is his throne: In all my fears, in all iny straits, My soul on his salvation waits.