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The serpent blended with the dove,
2. Whene'er the angry passions risė,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,To Jesus let us lift our eyes, Bright pattern of the christian life!
3. O how benevolent and kind!
How mild! how ready to forgive!
Hymn 292. P. M.
LOVE divine, how sweet thou art!.
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove,
2. Stronger his love than death or hell,
3. God only knows the love of God;
For love I sigh, for love I pine;
Hymn 293. P. M.
From the German.
HEE will I love, my strength, my tow'r,
Thee will I love with all my pow'r,
To thee, the only ease in pain?
I sought thee, yet from thee I rov'd; Far wide my wand'ring thoughts were spread, Thy creatures more than thee I lov'd; And now if more, at length, I see, 'Tis thro' thy light and comes from thee. 4. I thank thee, uncreated Sun,
That thy bright beams on me have shin'd; I thank thee, who hast overthrown,
My foes, and heal'd my wounded mind;
Nor suffer me again to stray;
Still to press forward in the way: My soul and flesh, O Lord of might, Fill, satiate with thy heav'nly light.
NFINITE, unexhausted love!
2. What shall I do my God to love? My loving God to praise?
The length, and breadth, and height to prove, And depth of sov'reign grace?
3. Thy sov'reign grace to all extends, Immense and unconfin'd;
From age to age it never ends,
4. Throughout the world its breadth is known, Wide as infinity;
So wide, it never pass'd by one,
5. My trespass was grown up to heav'n; But far above the skies,
In Christ abundantly forgiv'n,
6. The depth of all-redeeming love,
Hymn 295. L. M.
OME, Saviour, Jesus, from above! Assist me with thy heav'nly grace; Empty my heart of earthly love,
And for thyself prepare the place. 3. O let thy sacred presence fill,
And set my longing spirit free? Which pants to have no other will,
But night and day to feast on thee. 3. While in this region here below,
No other good will I pursue;
4. That path with humble speed I'll seek,
5, Henceforth may no profane delight
But thy pure love within my breast.
Hymn 296. c. M.
1. 'ESUS hath dy'd that I might live, Might live to God alone;
In him eternal life receive,
2. Saviour, I thank thee for thy grace,
And wait with arms of faith ť embrace,
3. My soul breaks out in strong desire,
4. Give me thyself, from ev'ry boast, From ev'ry sin set free;
Let all I am in thee be lost,
But give thyself to me.
Hymn 297. P. M.
IS a point I long to know,
Am I his, or am I not?
If I love, why am I thus ?
Why this dull and lifeless frame ?
Who have never heard his name.
3. Could my heart so hard remain, Pray'r a task and burden prove; Ev'ry trifle give me pain,
If I knew a Saviour's love?
4. When I turn mine eyes within, O how dark, and vain, and wild! Prone to unbelief and sin,
Can I deem myself a child?
5. If I pray, or hear, or read,
Faith is weak in all I do ;
Find my sin a grief and thrall !
7. Could I joy with saints to meet,
Choose the ways I once abhorr❜d: Find, at times, the promise sweet,
If I did not love the Lord?
8. Lord, decide the doubtful case !
9. Let me love thee more and more,
If I have not lov'd before,
Hymn 298, c. M. 1. ESUS, united by thy grace,
With confidence we seek thy face, And know our pray'r is heard. 2. Still let us own.our common Lord, And bear thine easy yoke,