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4 God of all grace, we come to Thce,
With broken, contrite hearts :
Truth in the inward parts :5 Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone;
On Christ, on Christ alone
Though mercy long delay : Courage, our fainting souls to keep,
And trust Thee, though Thou slay. 7 Give these, and then Thy will be done.
Thus strengthened with all might, We, by Thy Spirit, through Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.
691 Acts is. 11. C. M. MONTGOMERY. 1 PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire,
or The motion of a hidden fire,
That trembles in the breast. 2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear;
When none but God is near.
That infant lips can try;
The majesty on high.
The Christian's native air;
He enters heaven with prayer.
6 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,
Returning from his ways;
“Behold, he prays !”
In word, and deed, and mind, While with the Father and the Son
Sweet fellowship they find.
The Holy Spirit pleads;
For mourners intercedes.
The Life, the Truth, the Way,
Lord, teach us how to pray.
John xv. 16.
Jesus loves to answer prayer. He Hiinself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thce nay. 2 Thou art coming to a King :
Large petitions with thee bring ;
None can ever ask too much. 3 With my burden I begin;
Lord, remove this load of sin:
Set my conscience free from guilt. 4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest :
Take possession of my breast.
5 While I am a pilgriin here,
Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
Lead me to my journey's end. 6 Shew me what I have to do;
Every hour my strength renew.
John iv, 24. D.C.M. CARLISLE 1 ORD, when we bend before Thy throne,
And our confessions pour, Teach us to feel the sins we own,
And hate what we deplore.
True penitence impart;
Beam hope on every heart.
May we our wills resign;
Which is not wholly Thine.
And waft it to the skies;
That grants it or denies.
694 Matt vi. 8–13. S. M. MONTGOMERY.
UR heavenly Father, hear
Thy name be hallowed far and near,
To Thee all nations bow. 2 Thy kingdom come: Thy will
On earth be done in love, As saints and seraphim full
Thy perfect law above.
3 Our daily bread supply,
While by Thy word we live.
Forgive, as we forgive.
From Satan's wiles defend;
And guide us to the end. 8 Thine, then, for ever be
Glory and power divine;
Of heaven and earth be Thine.
695 Matt. xvili. 20. L M. STENNETT.
HERE two or three with sweet accord,
Meet to recount His acts of grace,
And offer solemn prayer and praise : 2 There, says the Saviour, will I be
Amid that little company;
And shed my glories round the place.
Relying on Thy faithful word :
696 James v. 18.
W In coming to a mercy-seat !
L. M. NEWTON. THAT various hinderances we meet
Yet who, that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there? 2 Prayer makes the darkened cloud with
3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight. Prayer makes the Christian's armour
The weakest saint upon his knees.
To heaven in supplication sent,
697 Ezek. xxxvi. 37. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Attend the prayer Thy word hath taught. 2 Come, sacred Spirit, from above,
And All the coldest heart with love;
And let Thy godlike power be known. 3 Speak Thou, and from the haughtiest eyes
Shall floods of pious sorrow rise ;
To seek that grace which now they scorn. 4 O let a holy flock await,
Numerous around Thy temple-gate,
698 Luke vil. 19–22.
L. M. HEBER. 1 0 SAVIOUR, is Thy
promise fled ? Nor longer might Thy grace enduro, To heal the sick and raise the dead, And preach Thy gospel to the poor?