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2. Grace, like an uncorrupted seed,
3. They find access at ev'ry hour, To God within the veil :
4. O happy souls! O glorious state
To dwell so near their Father's seat,
Hence they derive a quick'ning pow'r
Hymn 261. c. M.
Y hope my portion and my God,
2. How cold and feeble is my
3. Great God! thy sov'reign pow'r impart,
4. Shew my forgetful feet the way That leads to joys on high.
There knowledge grows without decay, And love shall never die.
Hymn 262. L. M.
HAT various hind'rances we meet In coming to a mercy seat! Yet who that knows the worth of pray'r But wishes to be often there?
2. Pray'r makes the dark'ned cloud withdraw
3. Restraining pray'r we cease to fight;
4. While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
5. Have you no words! Ah, think again,
Hymn 263. P. M.
'N themselves, as weak as worms, How can poor believers stand, When temptation's, foes and. d.storms, Press them close on ev'ry hand? 2. Weak, indeed, they feel they are, But they know the throne of grace; And the God who answers pray'r
Helps them when they seek his face. 3. Tho' the Lord a while delay,
Succour they at length obtain:
4. Wrestling pray'r can wonders do, Bring relief in deepest straits;
Pray'r can force a passage thro' Iron bars and brazen gates. 5. Hezekiah on his knees
Proud Assyrria's host subdu'd;
Had his life by pray'r renew'd.
After three long years of drought. 7. We can likewise witness bear,
That the Lord is still the same; Tho' we fear'd he would not hear, Suddenly deliv❜rance came.
8. For the wonders he hath wrought,
Hymn 264. L. M.
3. Let me my grateful homage pay;
4. Thy Son, when on th' accursed tree,
Hymn 265. L. M.
There they behold thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek thee thou art found, And ev'ry place is hallow'd ground. 2. For thou, within no walls confin'd, Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring thee, where they come, And going, take thee to their home. 3. Dear shepherd of thy chosen few! Thy former mercies here renew; Here, to our waiting hearts proclaim The sweetness of thy saving name. 4. Here may we prove the pow'r of pray'r, To strengthen faith and sweeten care; To teach our faint desires to rise, And bring all heav'n before our eyes. 5. Behold at thy commanding word,
We stretch the curtain and the cord;
6. Lord, we are few, but thou art near;
Hymn 266. c. M.
EING of beings, God of love,
To thee our hearts we raise:
2. Thine, wholly thine, we pant to be,
3. Heav'n-ward our ev'ry wish aspires,
The sole return thy love requires,
4. For more we ask; we open then
5. Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love Shed in our hearts abroad!
So shall we ever live and move,
Hymn 267. L. M.`
Concerning Jesus Christ the Lord;
2. The joyful sound is news of grace, Redemption of a fallen race,
Thro' Jesu's righteousness divine, Which bright from faith to faith doth shine. 3. The promise of immortal bliss
We have in Christ our righteousness: