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2 Engage this roving, treacherous heart,

To scorn the trifles of a day,

For joys that none can take away. 3 Then let the wildest storms arise ;

Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,

my treasures with me bear. 4 If Thou, my Jesus, still be nigh,

Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
Secure, when mortal comforts flee,
To find ten thousand worlds in Thee.

C. E

But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,

Lamb of God, I come. 2 Just as I am-and waiting not

To rid my soul of one dark blot ;
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

o Lamb of God, I come.
3 Just as I am—though tossed about

With many a conflict, many à doubt,
“Fightings within, and fears without,”

O Lamb of God, I come.
4. Just as I am-poor, wretched, blind,

Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come. 5 Just as I am—Thou wilt receive,

Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve,
Because Thy promise I believe;

O Lamb of God, I come.

6 Mercy, O Lord, mercy we seek ;

This is the total sum:
For mercy, Lord, is all our prayer,

Olet Thy mercy come.

479

HoTo call in vain on me ?

Mark X. 49. C. M.

HEBER. 1 COW long the time since Christ began Deaf to His warning voice, I ran

Through paths of vanity. 2 He called me, when my thoughtless prime

Was early ripe to ill.
I passed from folly on to crime,

And yet He called me still.
3 He called me, in the time of dread,

When death was full in view;
I trembled on my feverish bed,

And rose to sin anew.
4 Yet, could I hear Him once again,

As I have heard of old,
Methinks He should not call in vain

His wanderer to the fold.
5 O Thou that every thought dost know,

And answerest every prayer,
Try me with sickness, want, or woe,

But snatch me from despair.
6 My struggling will by grace control;

Renew my broken vow;
What blessed light breaks on my soul !

My God, I hear Thee now.

Luke x. 42. L. M. DODDRIDGE 1 ESET with snares on every hand,

In life's uncertain path I stand :
Saviour Divine, diffuse Thy light,
To guide my doubtful footsteps right.

480 B

2 Engage this roving, treacherous heart,

Great God, to choose the better parti
To scorn the trifles of a day,

For joys that none can take away. 3 Then let the wildest storms arise ;

Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,

But all my treasures with me bear. 4 If Thou, my Jesus, still be nigh,

Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
Secure, when mortal comforts flee,
To find ten thousand worlds in Thee.

481 John vi. 37.

8.8.8.6.

C. E

1

But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,

O Lamb of God, I come. 2 Just as I am-and waiting not

To rid my soul of one dark blot;
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come.
3 Just as I am-though tossed about

With many a conflict, many a doubt,
“Fightings within, and fears without,"

O Lamb of God, I come.
4. Just as I am-poor, wretched, blind,

Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come.
6 Just as I am-Thou wilt receive,

Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve, Because Thy promise I believe;

O Lamb of God, I come.

6 Just as I am-Thy love unknown

Has broken every barrier down,
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come.

482 Psalm cxxxix. 24. S. M. C. WESLEY.

A Burdened, and sick, and faint ?

1

Hshould I go

To whom should I my troubles shew,

And pour out my complaint ? 2 My Saviour bids me come

Ah! why do I delay ?
He calls the weary sinner home;

And yet from Him I stay. 3 What is it keeps me back,

From which I cannot part,
Which will not let the Saviour take

Possession of my heart ?
Some cursed thing unknown

Must surely lurk within ;
Some idol which I will not own,

Some secret bosom-sin.
5 Jesus, the hinderance shew,

Which I have feared to see :
Yet, let me now consent to know

What keeps me back from Thee. 6 Searcher of hearts, in mine

Thy trying power display;
Into its darkest corners shine,

And take the veil away. 7 In me is all the bar,

Which Thou wouldst fain remove:
Remove it, and I shall declare

That God is only love.

483

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Hosea xiv.8. 148th M. J. TAYLOR. 1

Come, struggle to be free.
Thou and the world must part,.

However hard it be.
My trembling spirit owns it just,

But cleaves yet closer to the dust. 2 Ye tempting sweets, forbear;

Ye dearest idols, fall.
My love ye must not share ;

Jesus shall have it all.
'Tis bitter pain, 'tis cruel smart,

But ah! thou must consent, my heart. 3 Ye fair enchanting throng,

Ye golden dreams, farewell !
Earth has prevailed too long,

And now I break the spell ;
Ye cherished joys of early years ;

Jesus, forgive these parting tears. 4 O yes, there is a balm,

A kind Physician there,
My fevered mind to calm,

To bid me not despair.
Aid me, dear Saviour, set me free,

And I will all resign to Thee. 5 O may I feel Thy worth :

And let no idol dare,
No vanity of earth,

With Thee, my Lord, compare:
Now bid all worldly joys depart,
And reign supremely in my heart.

484 Mark I. 47

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Hear Thy humble suppliant's cry. Let me know Thy great salvation :

See, I languish, faint, and die.

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