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C. P. M.
1 Soft are the fruitful showers that bring
And soft the vernal gale :
That gladden every vale.
That whispers sins forgiven;
Of peace and promised heaven. 3 Fair are the flowers that deck the ground; And groves and gardens, blooming round,
Unnumbered charms unfold :
That robe the clouds in gold.
Where heaven's own graces shine; And brighter far the prospects rise, That burst on Faith's delightel eyes,
From glories all divine.
S. M. JERVIS.
Which speaks of life and peace,
And sin and sorrow cease.
Can cheer the contrite heart:
Such pure delight impart.
Thy mercy, Lord ! reveal :
The wounded spirit heal.
Peace to my anxious breast :
From paths which thou hast blest.
669. 11s. M.
“Learn of me, and ye shall find rest." 1 How gracious the promise, how soothing the
word, Thatcame from the lips of our merciful Lord; “Ye lone and ye weary, ye sad and oppressed, Come learn of your Saviour, and ye shall find
2 Ye heart-stricken sons, and ye daughters of
woe, For you the fresh fountains of comfort o'er
flow; Your souls to the blessed Redeemer unite;
His yoke it is easy, his burthen is light. 3 And ye that have sinned and have wandered
astray, Come, walk in the light, and the truth, and the
way; Ye proud, from the paths of ambition depart;
For meek was your Master, and lowly of heart. 4 Now thanks be to him who hath given us light,
The way of the Christian is easy and bright; And humbly, when touched by the chastening
rod, He bows to the will of his Father and God.
670. L. M. Exeter COLL.
Prayer for Steadfastness and Watchfulness.
On whom we cast our constant care,
To thee we raise our humble prayer. 2 Endue us with a holy fear;
The frailty of our hearts reveal;
Thee we may always nearer feel.
May with a steadfast love aspire;
4 O! that our watchful souls may fly
The first perceived approach of sin, -
And feel thy fear control within ! 5 Search, gracious God! each inmost heart;
From guilt and error set us free,
671. 78. M.
Oft it causes anxious thought, –
Am I thine, or am I not?
Prayer a task and burden prove,
If I knew a Saviour's love? 3 When I turn mine eyes within,
O, how dark, and vain, and wild !
Can I deem myself thy child ? 4 Yet I mourn my stubborn will,
Find my sin a grief and thrall:
If I did not love at all ?
Choose the ways I once abhorred,
If I did not love thee, Lord ?
6 Father, let me love thee more, If I love at all, I
pray: If I have not loved before,
Help me to begin to-day.
672. C. M. BARTON.
" Walk in the Light.” 1 Walk in the light! so shalt thou know
That fellowship of love, His Spirit only can bestow,
Who reigns in light above. 2 Walk in the light! and thou shalt find
Thy heart made truly his, Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined,
In whom no darkness is. 3 Walk in the light! and thou shalt own
Thy darkness passed away, Because that light hath on thee shone
In which is perfect day. 4 Walk in the light! and e'en the tomb
No fearful shade shall wear; Glory shall chase away its gloom,
For Christ hath conquered there! 5 Walk in the light! and thine shall be
A path, though thorny,- bright: For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee,
And God himself is light!