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The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2. Whene'er the angry passions rise,
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!

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How mild! how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live.

Hymn 292. P. M.

When shall I find my willing heart,
All taken up by thee!

I thirst, I faint, I die to prove,
The greatness of redeeming love,
The love of Christ to me.

2. Stronger his love than death or hell,
Its riches are unsearchable;

The first born sons of light Desire in vain its depth to see; They cannot reach the mystery,

The length, and breadth, and height.

3. God only knows the love of God;
O that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony heart!
For love I sigh, for love I pine;
This only portion, Lord, be mine!
Be mine this better part.


Hymn 293. P. M.

From the German.

T Thee will I love, my joy, my crown,
HEE will I love, my strength, my tow'r,

Thee will I love with all my pow'r,
In all my works and thee alone:
Thee will I love, till the pure fire
Fill my whole soul with chaste desire.
2. Ah! why did I so late thee know,

Thee, lovelier than the sons of men!
Ah! why did I no sooner go

To thee, the only ease in pain?
Asham'd I sigh and inly mourn,
That I so late to thee did turn.
3. In darkness willingly I stray'd;

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;
I thank thee, whose enliv'ning voice,
Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice.
5. Uphold me in the doubtful race,
Nor suffer me again to stray;
Strengthen my feet with steady pace,
Still to press forward in the way:
My soul and flesh, O Lord of might,
Fill, satiate with thy heav'nly light.

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1. INFINITE, unexhausted love!

Jesus and love are one;

If still to me thy bowels move,
They are restrain❜d to none.

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,

It reaches all mankind.

4. Throughout the world its breadth is known, Wide as infinity;

So wide, it never pass'd by one,
Or it had pass'd by me.

5. My trespass was grown up to heav'n;
But far above the skies,
In Christ abundantly forgiv'n,
I see thy mercies rise.

6. The depth of all-redeeming love,
What angel tongue can tell?
O may I to the utmost prove
The gift unspeakable.


Hymn 295. L. M.

COME, 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;
I'll bid this world of noise and show,
With all its glitt❜ring snares, adieu.
4. That path with humble speed I'll seek,
In which my Saviour's footsteps shine;
Nor will I hear, nor, will I speak,
Of any other love but thine.

5, Henceforth may no profane delight
Divide this consecrated soul:
Possess it thou who hast the right,
As Lord and Master of the whole.

6. Nothing on earth do I desire,

But thy pure love within my breast.
This, only this, will I require,
And freely give up all the rest.



Hymn 296.

c. M.

ESUS hath dy'd that I might live,
Might live to God alone;

In him eternal life receive,

And be in spirit one.

2. Saviour, I thank thee for thy grace,
The gift unspeakable :

And wait with arms of faith t' embrace,
And all thy love to feel.

3. My soul breaks out in strong desire,
The perfect bliss to prove ;
My longing heart is all on fire,
To be dissolv'd in love.

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.

Toft it causes anxious thoughts;
IS a point I long to know,

Do I love the Lord or no ;
Am I his, or am I not?

If I love, why am I thus ?

Why this dull and lifeless frame?
Hardly, sure, can they be worse,
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 réad,
Faith is weak in all I do ;
You that love the Lord indeed,
Tell me Is it thus with you ?
6. Yet I mourn my stubborn will,
Find my sin a grief and thrall!
Should I grieve for what I feel,
If I did not love at all?

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 !
Thou, who art thy people's sun;
Shine upon thy work of grace,
If it be indeed begun.

9. Let me love thee more and more,
If I love at all, I pray;
If I have not lov'd before,
Help me to begin to-day.



Hymn 298. c. M.

ESUS, united by thy grace,
And each to each endear'd:

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,

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