« PreviousContinue »
For me my elder brethren stay,
And Jesus bids me come.
529 10 'from men
By more than earthly rays,
And tremble as they gaze, 2 Here we Thy people sit forlorn,
In darkness doomed to dwell, But soon Thy bright eternal day
That darkness shall dispel.
This day, so fair and bright;
With its celestial light!
The long-expected day;
Must first be cast away. 5 But when my soul hath winged her flight,
From earthly bonds set free,
Her endless task shall be.
Thy present light improve,
Thy glorious beams above.
530 Phil. 111. 13.
22.214.171.124.6. OBERLIN.* LORD, Thy heavenly grace impart,
And fix my frail inconstant heart;
To Thee, my God, to Thee.
2 Whate'er pursuits my time employ,
One thought shall All my soul with joy,
On Thee, my God, on Thee.
Thou 'rt present, Lord, in every place;
To Thee, my God, to Thee.
Safe 'neath the covert of Thy wing,
In Thee, my God, in Thee.
531 Mark vill. 38.
L. M. GREGG. 1
, A mortal man ashamed of Thee ? Scorned be the thought by rich and poor;
My soul shall scorn it more and more. 2 Ashamed of Jesus! Sooner far
May evening blush to own a star:
May midnight blush to think of noon. 3 Ashamed of Jesus ! that dear Friend,
On whom my hopes of heaven depend ? No, when I blush, be this my shame,
That I no more revere His name. 4 Ashamed of Jesus ! Yes, I may,
When I've no crimes to wash away ;
And no immortal soul to save.
Till then, I boast a Saviour slain : And oh! may this my portion be, That Saviour's not ashamed of me!
Gal. vi. 14.
LET pursue ;
What are its charms to me?
But grace has set me free.
No more content afford :
Now I have known the Lord. 3 As by the light of opening day
The stars are all concealed;
When Jesus is revealed.
I bid you all depart.
Have fixed my roving heart.
And wholly live to Thee :
A worthless worm like me?
I cannot doubt Thy will:
I had refused Thee still
1 Cor. vi. 17. S. M. DODDRIDGE 1 M'By everlasting
bands: Saviour, I am , My name, my heart, I would resign :
My soul is in Thy hands.
With ever-growing zeal:
They never sball prevail.
3 His Spirit shall unite
My soul to Him, my Head;
And teach His path to tread. 4 Death may my soul divide
From this abode of clay ;
Through all the gloomy way. 5 Since Christ and we are one,
What should remain to fear?
He'll fix His members there.
534 Rom. xiv. 8.
67's. C. WESLEY. 1
One in Three, and Three in One,
Glorious Lord of earth and heaven. 2 Vilest of the sinful race,
Lo! I answer to Thy call;
All Thy counsel to fuífl. 3 If so poor a worm as I
May to Thy great glory live,
All I have and all I am.
Now I give Thee back Thine own:
2 Cor. v. 15. C. M.
can I sink with such a prop As my eternal God, Who bears the earth's huge pillars up,
And spreads the heavens abroad?. 2 How can I die while Jesus lives,
Who rose and left the dead ? Pardon and grace my soul receives
From mine exalted Head. 3 All that I am, and all I have,
Shall be for ever Thine; Whate'er my duty bids me give
My cheerful bands resign.
And duty did not call,
That I should give Him all. 536
Rom. viii. 12, 13. L. M. C. WESLEY. 1 Saviour, how shall I proclaim,
? Let all I have, and all I am,
Ceaseless to all Thy glory shew.
Too much I cannot do for Thee;
Gray'n on my heart for ever be.
O may I learn from Thee, my God;
For those that trample on Thy blood. 4 Still let Thy tears, Thy groans, Thy siglis,
O'erflow my eyes, and heave mny breast :