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4 Assist and teach me how to pray ;
Incline my nature to obey;
And only love what pleases thee. 5 O may I never do my will,
But thine and only thine fulfil;
405. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom.
To thee our souls we lift;
For thy most needful gift.
Along our path to flow;
Nor length of years below.
May bring and take away;
Lest we should go astray.
The knowledge how to live; A wise and understanding heart
To all before thee give.
Before the evil days !
In wisdom's pleasant ways!
406. C. M. CAPPE'S SELECTION.
Prayer for Divine Direction.
Supremely good and wise,
To thee lift up our eyes.
With truth's celestial rays; Inspire our hearts with sacred love,
And tune our lips to praise. 3 Safely conduct us, by thy grace,
Through life's perplexing road; And place us, when that journey's o'er,
At thy right hand, O God!
407. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Choosing the better Part.
In life's uncertain path I stand :
To guide my doubtful footsteps right. 2 Engage this roving, treacherous heart,
Wisely to choose the better part;
For joys that none can take away. 3 Then let the wildest storms arise ;
Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
4 If thou, my Father, still be nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
C. M. EPISCOPAL COL.
For Guidance and Protection.
Thy people still are blessed,
Conduct us to our rest. 2 Through each perplexing path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide:
And raiment fit provide. 3 O spread thy sheltering wings around,
Till all our wanderings cease,
Our souls arrive in peace. 4 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
Our humble prayers implore;
And portion evermore.
409. C. M. ANONYMOUS.
Aspiration after a holy Life.
Of life the only spring !
Supreme, eternal King!
2 Drive from the confines of my heart
Impenitence and pride;
With thoughtless sinners glide. 3 Whate'er thine all-discerning eye
Sees for thy creature fit,
Contentedly submit. 4 With generous pleasure let me view
The prosperous and the great;
And odious self-conceit.
Be to my bosom known:
And patience for my own.
I ask not wealth or fame :
A heart to bless thy name.
Without remorse or care;
For life's last hour prepare.
410. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Living Waters. 1 BLEST Spirit ! source of grace
divine! What soul-refreshing streams are thine : O bring these healing waters nigh, Or we must droop, and fall, and die.
2 No traveller through desert lands,
'Midst scorching suns and burning sands, More eager longs for cooling rain,
Or pants the current to obtain.
Spring up, celestial fountain, spring;
And cheer this thirsty land below.
Through all the desert gently glide;
411. S. M. MME. Guion.
The Water of Life.
No drought of summer fears;
The nobler it appears.
A scanty, short supply;
At evening they are dry.
O Fount of bliss, for thee;
And drink eternity.