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428 ETERNATGE Spirit,

by whose power

John xvi. 8. C. M. BATHURST. 1

Are burst the
On our cold hearts Thy blessings shower,

Revive them with Thy breath.
2 'Tis Thine to point the heavenly way,

Each rising fear control,
And with a warm, enlivening ray,

To melt the icy soul.
3 'Tis Thine to cheer us when distressed,

To raise us when we fall;
To calm the doubting, troubled breast,

And aid when sinners call.
4 Tis Thine to bring God's sacred word,

And write it on our heart;
There its reviving truths record,

And there its peace impart. 5 Almighty Spirit, visit thus

Our hearts, and guide our ways;
Pour down thy quickening grace on us,

And tune our lips to praise.

429 John xvl. 14. L. M. MONTGOMERY.

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SPIRIT of the living God,

In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.
2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love

To preach the reconciling word ;
Give power and unction from above,

Whene'er the joyful sound is heard. 3 Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;

Confusion, order in Thy path:
Souls without strength inspire with might;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath.

4 0 Spirit of the Lord, prepare

All the round earth her God to meet :
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air,

Till hearts of stone begin to beat.
5 Baptize the nations ; far and nigh,

The triumphs of the Cross record :
The name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call Him Lord. 6 God from eternity hath will'd

All flesh shall His salvation see;
So be the Father's love fulfillid,
The Saviour's sufferings crowned, through

Thee.

430 GI

Acts x, 44. C. M. DODDRIDGE. 1

REAT Father of each perfect gift,

Behold Thy servants wait; With longing eyes and lifted hands,

We flock around Thy gate. 2 O shed abroad that royal gift,

Thy Spirit from above,
To bless our eyes with sacred light,

And fire our hearts with love.
3 With speedy flight may He descend,

And solid comfort bring,
And o'er our languid souls extend

His all-reviving wing.
4 Blest earnest of eternal joy,

Declare our sins forgiven, And bear with energy divine

Our raptured thoughts to heaven. 5 Diffuse, O God, those copious showers,

That earth its fruit may yield, And change this barren wilderness To Carmel's flowery field.

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1 Cor. xil. 11. 148th M. 1 THOU that hearest prayer,

Attend our humble cry,
And let Thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high :
We plead the promise of Thy word,

Grant us Thy Holy Spirit, Lord. 2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply;
Much more wilt Thou Thy love display,

And answer when Thy children pray. 3 Our heavenly Father Thou;

We, children of Thy grace;
O let Thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place,
That all may feel the heavenly flame,

And all unite to praise Thy name, 4 O may that sacred fire,

Descending from above,
Our frozen hearts inspire

With fervent zeal and love ;
Enlighten our beclouded eyes,

And teach our grovelling souls to rise. 5 And send Thy Spirit down

On all the nations, Lord,
With great success to crown

The preaching of Thy word;
That heathen lands may own Thy sway,

And cast their idol-gods away.
6 Then shall Thy kingdom come

Among our fallen race,
And the whole earth become

The temple of Thy grace;
Whence pure devotion shall ascend,
And songs of praise, till time shall end.

432 ET!

Luke fil. 16. 112th M. DAVIES, 1 VTERNAL Spirit, source of light,

Enlivening, consecrating fire,
Descend, illume our clouded sight;
Our dull, our frozen hearts inspire;
Our souls refine, our dross consume ;

Come, condescending Spirit, come.
2 In our cold breasts, O strike a spark

of the pure flame which seraphs feel,
Nor let us wander in the dark,
Or lie benumb'd and stupid still :
Come, vivifying Spirit,

come, And make our hearts Thy constant home. 3 Whatever guilt and madness dare,

We would not quench the heavenly fire ;
Our hearts as fuel we prepare,
Though in the flame we should expire:
Our breasts expand to make Thee room:

Come, purifying Spirit, come.
4 Let pure devotion's fervor rise ;

Let every pious passion glow;
O let the raptures of the skies
Kindle in our cold hearts below.
Come, condescending Spirit, come,
And make our souls Thy constant home.

433 Rom. viii. 26, 27. 78. BATHURST.

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1 OLY Spirit, from on high,

Animate the drooping heart,

Bid the power of sin departe 2 Light up every dark recess

of our hearts' ungodliness;
Shew us every devious way
Where our steps have gone astray:

3 Teach us with repentant grief

Humbly to implore relief:
Then the Saviour's blood reveal,

All our deep disease to heal.
4 Other ground-work should we lay,
Sweep those empty

hopes away ; Make us feel that Christ alone

Can for human guilt atone. 5 May we daily grow in grace,

And pursue the heavenly race:
Train'd by wisdom, led by love,
Till we reach our rest above.

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Matt. iil. 11. C. M.

CONDER. 1 breathe upon this languid frame,

Spirit of heavenly might.
Baptize me with the vital flame

Of purity and light.
2 Descend like heaven's self-kindled firo

On my heart's sacrifice,
Till self in flames of love expire,

In clouds of incense rise.
3 O Light and Power! O Life and Love !

Of every good the source !
Send me sweet succour from above,

To speed me on my course.
4 Spirit of Christ, sent forth from Him,

Yet uncreate, Divine ;
Thine are the songs of seraphim ;
All human praise be Thine.

435 Acts 11. 2, 3, 4

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C. M. C. Y.
THEN God of old came down from

heaven,
In power and wrath He came;
Before His feet the clouds were riven,

Half darkness and half flame.

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