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Psalm xliil. 3, 4. 112th M. MARCH.
Thy grace bestow, Thy word fulfl ;
Exulting in Thy presence stand. 2 Then to Thine altar will I go,
And pay my destined offerings there •
Accepted through the Sacrifice. 3 And I will take salvation's cup,
And call upon Thy blessed name;
To render all my grateful vows.
And hymn Thy goodness in my lays ;
xc. 12. C. M. WATTS. 1 ND is this life prolonged to me? O let me, then, prepare to be
A fitter heir of heaven. 2 In vain these moments shall not pass,
These golden hours be gone; Lord, I accept Thine offered grace,
I bow before Thy throne.
3 Now cleanse my soul from every sin
By my Redeemer's blood;
The honours of my God.
The wonders of Thy praise,
Where'er I spend my days.
1 John iv. 19. C. M. XAVIER.* God, I love Thee, not because
Nor because they who love Thee not,
Are lost eternally.
Upon the cross embrace;
And manifold disgrace;
And sweat of agony;
Who was Thine enemy.
Should I not love Thee well?
Or of escaping hell:
Not seeking a reward ;
O ever-loving Lord.
And in Thy praise will sing, Because Thou art my loving God,
And my redeeming King.
1 Sam. vii. 12.
Tuné my heart to sing Thy grace : Streams of mercy, never-ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some celestial measure,
Sung by ransomed hosts above; O the vast, the boundless treasure
Of my Lord's unchanging love. 2 Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I'm come:
Safely to arrive at home.
Wandering from the fold of God,
Interposed His precious blood. 3 Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be! Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee: Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love; Take my heart, O take and seal it
Seal it from Thy courts above,
2 Chron. xv. 15. L.M. DODDRIDGE 1 HAPPY day, that fixed my choice,
On Thee, my Saviour and my God! Well may this glowing heart rejoice
And tell its raptures all abroad.
To Him who merits all my love!
3 'Tis done; the great transaction's done;
I am my Lord's, and He is mine :
Glad to confess the voice divine.
Fixed on this blissful centre, rest.
When called on angels' bread to feast? 5 High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear :
542 Rom. vi. 13.
WESLEY. 1 ORD, in the strength of grace, Myself, my residue of days,
I consecrate to Thee. 2 Thy ransomed servant, I
Restore to Thee Thine own; And from this moment live or die
To serve my God alone.
543 John XV. 13. C.M. CHR. PSALMIST.
1 blessed Saviour, is Thy love
So great, so full, so free?
My life, my all to Thee. 2 I love
Thee for that glorious worth
Thou hast endured for me.
Than for his friend to die;
What love with Thine can vie ?
544 Deut. viii. 2.
L, M. FAWCETT. 1
And made His truth and mercy known. My hopes and fears alternate rise,
And comforts mingle with my sighs.
Far distant from my blissful home.
And guard me in this dangerous way. 3 Temptations everywhere annoy;
And sins and snares my peace destroy:
And oft an absent God I mourn.
Her hopes o'erturned, her projects crossed,
And wonders where the scene will end. 5 Is this, dear Lord, that thorny road
Which leads us to the mount of God?
While in this wilderness below ? 6 'Tis even so Thy faithful love
Doth all Thy children's graces prove:
2 Chron. xxxii. 31. L. M. NEWTON, 1
In faith, and love, and every grace; Might more of His salvation know,
And seek more earnestly His face.
And He, I trust, has answered prayer;