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395 Acts il. 1–4. D.S.M. MONTGOMERY.

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1 ORD God, the Holy Ghost,

In this accepted hour,
As on the day of Pentecost,

Descend in all Thy power.
We meet with one accord

In our appointed place,
And wait the promise of our Lord,

The Spirit of all grace.
2 Like mighty rushing wind

Upon the waves beneath,
Move with one impulse every mind;

One soul, one feeling breathe ;
The young, the old inspire

With wisdom from above;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire,

To pray, and praise, and love. 3 Spirit of light, explore

And chase our gloom away,
With lustre shining more and more

Unto the perfect day.
Spirit of truth, be Thou,

In life and death, our guide
O Spirit of adoption, now

May we be sanctified. 396 Acts 1. 4.

4. C. M. HUMPHRIES. 1

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TINTHRONED on high, Almighty Lord, Fulfil in us Thy faithful word,

And all Thy mercies crown.
2 Though on our heads no tongues of fire

Their wondrous powers impart,
Grant, Saviour, what we more desire,

Thy Spirit in our heart.

3 Spirit of life, and light, and love,

Thy heavenly influence give: Quicken our souls, born from above,

In Christ, that we may live. 4 To our benighted minds reveal

The glories of His grace ;
And bring us where no clouds conceal

The brightness of His face.
5 His love within us shed abroad,

Life's ever-springing well; Till God in us, and we in God,

In love eternal dwell.

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John xiv, 16.

7.7.7.5. ME to our poor nature's night

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Holy Ghost the Infinite;

Comforter Divine.
2 We are sinful-cleanse us, Lord :

Sick and faint-Thy strength afford :
Lost,-until by Thee restorid,

Comforter Divine.
3 Orphans are our souls, and poor,

Give us from Thy heavenly store
Faith, love, joy, for evermore,

Comforter Divine.
4 Like the dew, Thy peace distil;

Guide, subdue our wayward will,
Things of Christ unfolding still,

Comforter Divine.
6 Gentle, awful, holy Guest,

Make Thy temple in each breast
Shrine of purity confess'd ;

Comforter Divine.

6 In us, for us, intercede,

And with voiceless groanings, plead
Our unutterable need,

Comforter Divine.
7 Dwell in us, as in the Son,

With His Father ever one
In adoring union;

Comforter Divine.
8 In us “Abba, Father,” cry;

Earnest of our bliss on high;
Seal of immortality,

Comforter Divine.
9 Search for us the depths of God;

Bear us up the starry road,
To the height of Thine abode;

Comforter Divine.

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Eph. 1. 17. S. M. HART. 1

Let Thy bright beams arise.
Dispel all sorrow from our minds,

All darkness from our eyes. 2 Convince us of our sin;

Then lead to Jesus' blood;
And to our wondering view reveal

The secret love of God.
3 Revive our drooping faith :

Our doubts and fears remove;
And kindle in our breasts the flame

Of never-dying love.
4 "Tis Thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life through every part,

And new-create the whole.

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Rom. xv. 13.

L. M. 1 COME, haly Ghost, and through each

heart In Thy full flood of glory pour ; Who, with the Son and Father, art

One Godhead bless'd for evermore. 2 So shall voice, mind, and strength conspire

Thy praise eternal to resound:
So shall our hearts be set on fire,

And kindle every heart around.
3 Father of mercies, hear our cry;

Hear us, O sole begotten Son ;
Who, with the Holy Ghost Most High,
Reignest while endless ages run.

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1 Cor. iii. 16. 8.7. TOPLADY. 1 OLY Ghost, dispel our sadness ;

night.
Come, Thou source of joy and gladness,
Breathe Thy life, and spread Thy light.
Author of our new creation,
Bid us all Thine influence prove;
Make our souls Thy habitation ;
Shed abroad the Saviour's love.

HIS WORD.

401 Heb. 1. 1.

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L. M. CONDER GOD, who didst Thy will unfold

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O old,

By dream, by oracle, or seer :
Wilt Thou not still Thy people hear?.

2 What though no answering voice is heard,

Thine oracles, the written word,
Counsel and guidance still impart,

Responsive to the upright heart. 3 What though no more by dreams is shown,

That future things to God are known,
Enough the promises reveal ;

Wisdom and love the rest conceal. 4 Faith asks no signal from the skies,

To show that prayers accepted rise;
Our Priest is in the holy place,

And answers from the throne of graco. 6 No need of prophets to inquire :

The sun is risen; the stars retire.
The Comforter is come, and sheds

His holy unction on our heads. 6 Lord, with this grace our hearts inspire ;

Answer our sacrifice by fire;
And by Thy mighty acts declare,
Thou art the God who heareth prayer,

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C. M. COWPER. IE Spirit breathes upon the word, Precepts and promises afford

A sanctifying light.
2 A glory gilds the sacred page,

Majestic, like the sun :
It gives a light to every age;

It gives, but borrows none.
3 The hand that gave it, still supplies

The gracious light and heat. His truths upon the nations rise :

They rise, but never sot.

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