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2 Whom have I on earth below ?

Thee, and only Thee I know:
Whom have I in heaven but Thee ?

Thou art all in all to me. 3 All my treasure is above;

All my riches is Thy love :
Who the worth of love can tell ?

Infinite, unsearchable.
4 Nothing else can I require ;

Love fills up my whole desire :
All Thy other gifts remove,
Still Thou giv'st me all in love.

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Phil. 1. 20. C. M. DARBY. TEACH us more of Thy blest ways,

Thou holy Lamb of God, And fix and root us in Thy grace,

As those redeemed by blood. 2 O tell us often of Thy love,

Of all Thy grief and pain;
And let our hearts with joy confess,

From thence comes all our gain. 3 For this, O may we freely count

Whate'er we have but loss
The dearest objects of our love,

Compared with Thee, but dross. 4 Engrave this deeply on our hearts

With an eternal pen,
That, in some small degree, we may

Return Thy love again. 516

Psalm 11. L. M. C. WESLEY. 1 JESUS, my Advocate above,

My Friend before the throne of Love ; Hear, and my weak petitions join, Almighty Advocate, to Thino.

2 Fain would I know my utmost ill,

And groan my nature's weight to feel;
To feel the clouds that round me roll,

The night that hangs upon my soul ; 3 The darkness of my carnal mind,

My will perverse, my passions blind,
Scatter'd o'er all the earth abroad,

Immeasurably far from God.
4 Jesus, my heart's desire obtain ;

My earnest suit present, and gain ;
My fulness of corruption shew,

The knowledge of myself bestow 5 A deeper hatred of my sin,

A sharper sense of hell within,
A stronger struggling to get free,

A keener appetite for Thee.
6 O sovereign Love, to Thee I cry;

Give me Thyself, or else I die;
My life, my only heaven Thou art;
O might I feel Thee in my heart !

517 Gen. v. 24.
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C. M.

COWPER. for a closer walk with God,

1

A light to shine upon the road

That leads me to the Lamb !
2 Where is the blessedness I knew,

When first I saw the Lord ?
Where is the soul-refreshing view

of Jesus, and His word ?
3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed !

How sweet their memory still !
But they have left an aching void

The world can never fill

4 Return, O holy Dove, return,

Sweet messenger of rest!
I hate the sins that made Thee mourn,

And drove Thee from my breast. 5 The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from Thy throne,

And worship only Thee.
6 So shall my walk be close with God,

Calm and serene my frame:
So purer light shall mark the road

That leads me to the Lamb.

OH

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Psalm li. 10. C. M. C. WESLEY. 1 for a heart to praise my God,

A heart from sin set free; A heart that's sprinkled with the blood,

So freely shed for me! 2 A heart resigned, submissive, meek,

My dear Redeemer's throne ; Where only Christ is heard to speak,

Where Jesus reigns alone :
3 An humble, lowly, contrite heart,

Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither death nor life can part

From Him that dwells within :
4 A heart in every thought renewed,

And filled with love divine; Perfect, and right, and pure, and good;

A copy, Lord, of Thine.
5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart:

Come quickly from above :
Write Thy new name upon my heart,

Thy new, best name of Love.

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John X. 4.

87's.

C. WESLEY.

1

Bring me back, and lead, and keep;
Take on Thee my every care ;
Bear me, on Thy bosom bear:
Let me know my Shepherd's voice,
More and more in Thee rejoice;
More and more of Thee receive

; Ever in Thy Spirit live ;

2 Live, till all Thy life I know,

Perfect like my Lord below;
Gladly then from earth remove,
Gathered to the fold above.
O that I at last may stand
With the sheep at Thy right hand;
Take the crown so freely given,
Enter in by Thee to heaven!

6's & 4's.

Gen. xxviii. 10–22.

S. F. ADAMS.

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NEARER, y hod, to Theo

1

Nearer to Thee,
E'en though it be a cross

That raiseth me:
Still all my song would be,
Nearer, my God, to Theo

Nearer to Thee.

2 Though like a wanderer,

Daylight all gone,
Darkness be over me,

My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams, I'd be
Nearer, my God, to Thee-

Nearer to Thee.

3 There let the way appear

Steps up to leaven;
All that Thou send'st to me

In mercy given.
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee.
4 Then with my waking thoughts,

Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs,

Bethel I'll raise ;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee.
5 Or if on joyful wing,

Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,

Upwards I fly;
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Theé-

Nearer to Thee.

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1 Kings viii. 38–40. C. M.

MONTGOMERY.
1 ATHER of all our mercies, Thou

In whom we move and live,
Hear us, in heaven Thy dwelling, now,

And answer and forgive.
2 When bound with sins and trespasses,

From wrath we fain would flee, Lord, cancel our unrighteousness,

And set the captivos free.
3 When harassed by ten thousand foes,

Our helplessness we feel ;
O give the weary soul repose,

The wounded spirit heal.

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