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2. Grace, like an uncorrupted seed,
Abides and reigns within;
Immortal principles forbid
The sons of God to sin.

3. They find access at ev'ry hour, To God within the veil :

4. O happy souls! O glorious state
Of overflowing grace!

To dwell so near their Father's seat,
And see his lovely face.

Hence they derive a quick'ning pow'r
And joys that never fail.

Hymn 261. c. M.


Y hope my portion and my God,
How little art thou known
By all the judgments of thy rod,
And blessings of thy throne.

2. How cold and feeble is my
How negligent my fear!
How low my hope of joys above!
How few affections there !


3. Great God! thy sov'reign pow'r impart,
To give thy word success:
Write thy salvation in my heart,
And make me learn thy grace.

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
Pray'r climbs the ladder Jacob saw!
Gives cxercise to faith and love,
Brings ev'ry blessing from above.

3. Restraining pray'r we cease to fight;
Pray'r makes the christians armour bright;
And satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.

4. While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel's side;
But when through weariness they fail'd,
That moment Amalek prevail'd.

5. Have you no words! Ah, think again,
Words flow apace when you complain,
And fill your fellow-creature's ear
With the sad tale of all your care.
6. Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
To heav'n in supplication sent;
Your cheerful song would oft'ner be,
"Hear what the Lord has done for me."

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:
He who taught their hearts to pray,
Will not let them cry in vain.


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;
And when smitten with disease,

Had his life by pray'r renew'd.
6. Peter, tho' confin'd and chain'd,
Pray'r prevail'd and brought him out;
When Elijah pray'd it rain'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,
Let us now our praises give:
And by sweet experience taught,
Call upon him while we live.

Hymn 264. L. M.
PRINKLED with reconciling blood,
I dare approach thy throne, O God;
Thy face no frowning aspect wears,
Thy hand no veangeful thunder bears!
2. Th' encircling rainbow, peaceful sign!
Doth with refulgent brightness shine;
And while my faith beholds it near,
I bid farewell to ev'ry fear.


3. Let me my grateful homage pay;
With courage sing, with fervour pray;
And tho' myself a wretch undone,
Hope for acceptance thro' thy Son.

4. Thy Son, when on th' accursed tree,
Expir'd to set the vilest free;
On this I build my only claim,
And all I ask is in his name.

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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;
Come thou, and fill this wider space,
And bless us with a large increase.

6. Lord, we are few, but thou art near;
Nor short thine arm nor deaf thine ear;
Oh rend the heav'ns, come quickly down,
And make a thousand hearts thine own,

Hymn 266. c. M.

EING of beings, God of love,

To thee our hearts we raise:
Thy all-sustaining pow'r we prove,
And gladly sing thy praise.

2. Thine, wholly thine, we pant to be,
Our sacrifice receive,
Made, and preserv'd and sav'd by thee,
To thee our souls we give.

3. Heav'n-ward our ev'ry wish aspires,
For all thy mercy's store;

The sole return thy love requires,
Is that we ask for more.

4. For more we ask; we open then
Our hearts t' embrace thy will:
Turn and beget us, Lord, again;
With all thy fulness fill.

5. Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love Shed in our hearts abroad!


So shall we ever live and move,
And be with Christ in God.


Hymn 267. L. M.`
God's record

Concerning Jesus Christ the Lord;
The happy means which he'n hain blest,
To bring ne the gospel-rest.


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:
By this our righteousness is bought,
Faith pleads our right, but buys it not.
4. True Faith receives the offer'd good,
And promise seal'd with Jesu's blood.
Faith gives no title to the bliss,
But takes the Saviour's righteousness..

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