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Our day of pentecost is come,
And God vouchsafes to fix his home
In every poor expecting heart.

4. Father, on thee whoever call,
Confess thy promise is for all,
While every one that asks receives,
Receives the gift, and giver too,
And witnesses that thou art true,
And in thy Spirit walks, and lives.
5. Not to a single age confin'd,
For every soul of man design'd,
O God, we now that spirit claim:
To us the Holy Ghost impart,
Breathe him into our panting heart,

Thou hear'st us ask in Jesu's name.

6. Send us the spirit of thy son,

To make the depths of Godhead known,
To make us share the life divine ;
Send him the sprinkled blood t'apply,
Send him, our souls to sanctify,

And shew, and seal us ever thine.

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Hymn 102. P. M.

INNERS, lift up your hearts,
The promise to receive!

Jesus himself imparts,

He comes in man to live.

The Holy Ghost to man is given;

(Rejoice in God!) sent down from Heaven.

2. Jesus is glorify'd,

And gives the comforter,

His spirit, to reside

In all his members here:

The Holy Ghost &c.


3. To make an end of sin,
And Satan's works destroy,
He brings his kingdom in,

Peace, righteousness and joy:
The Holy Ghost, &c.

4. The cleansing blood t' apply, The heavenly life display, And wholly sanctify,

And seal us to that day.

The Holy Ghost, &c.

5. Sent down to make us meet
To see his glorious face,
And grant us each a seat
In that thrice happy place.
The Holy Ghost, &c.

Hymn 103. c. M.

Breathing after the holy Spirit.
OME, holy Spirit, heav'nly dove,
With all thy quick'ning pow'rs,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours.

2. Look how we grovel here below,
Fond of these trifling toys:
Our souls can neither fly, nor go,
To reach eternal joys.

3. In vain we tune our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise,

Hosannas languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.

4. Dear Lord! and shall we ever live
At this poor, dying rate?

Our love so faint, so cold to thee,
And thine to us so great?

5. Come, holy Spirit, heav'nly dove,
With all thy quick'ning pow'rs,
Come shed abroad a Saviour's love,
And that shall kindle ours.

Hymn 104. L. M.

1. JESUS, we on thy word depend
Spoken by thee while present here,
The Father in thy name shall send
The Holy Ghost, the Comforter.
2. That promise made to Adam's race,
Now, Lord, in us, ev'n us fulfil,
And give the Spirit of thy grace,
To teach us all thy perfect will.

3. That heavenly teacher of mankind,
That guide infallible impart,
To bring thy sayings to our mind,
And write them on our faithful heart.


4. He only can the words apply
Thro' which we endless life
And deal to each his legacy,
His Lord's unutterable peace.

5. That peace of God, that peace of thine
O may he now to us bring in,

And fill our souls with power divine,
And make an end of fear and sin.

6. The length and breadth of love reveal,
The height and depth of Deity,
And all the sons of glory seal,


And change, and make us all like thee!

Hymn 105. L. M.

COME, gracious Spirit, heav'nly Dove,

With light and comfort from above: Be thou our guardian, thou our guide, O'er every thought and step preside.

2. Conduct us safe, conduct us far

From every sin and hurtful snare ;
Lead to thy word that rules must give,
And teach us lessons how to live.

3. The light of truth to us display,

And make us know and choose thy way; Plant holy fear in every heart,

That we from God may ne'er depart.

4. Lead us to holiness, the road

That we must take to dwell with God:
Lead us to Christ, the living way,
Nor let us from his pastures stray.
5. Lead us to God, our final rest
In his enjoyment to be bless'd;
Lead us to heaven the seat of bliss,
Where pleasure in perfection is.


Hymn 106. L. M.

The operations of the Holy Spirit.

TERNAL Spirit! we confess,

E and sing the wonders of thy grace;

Thy pow'r conveys our blessings down
From God the Father and the Son.

2. Enlighten'd by thy heav'nly ray,
Our shades and darkness turn to day:
Thine inward teachings make us know
Our danger, and our refuge too.
3. Thy pow'r and glory work within,
And break the chain of reigning sin;
Our wild imperious lusts subdue,
And form our wretched hearts anew.
4. The troubled conscience knows thy voice.
Thy cheering words awake our joys.
Thy words allay the stormy wind,
And calm the surges of the mind.


Hymn 107. c. M.

The witnessing and sealing Spirit, Rom. viii. 14, 16.



Eph. i. 13, 14.

HY 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.



Hymn 108. L. M.

Influence of the Spirit.

S showers on meadows newly mown,
Jesus shall send his blessings down,
Crown'd with whose life infusing drops,
Earth shall renew her blissful crops.
2. Lands, that beneath a burning sky
Have long been desolate and dry,
Th' effusions of his love shall share,
And sudden greens and herbage wear.
3. The dews and rains in all their store,
Drenching the pastures o'er and o'er,
Are not so copious as that grace
Which sanctifies and saves our race.

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