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4 God of all grace, we come to Thce,

With broken, contrite hearts :
Give, what Thine eye delights to see,

Truth in the inward parts :5 Faith in the only sacrifice

That can for sin atone;
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,

On Christ, on Christ alone
6 Patience, to watch, and wait, and weep,

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;
The upward glancing of an eye,

When none but God is near.
3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech

That infant lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach

The majesty on high.
4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,

The Christian's native air;
His watch word at the gates of death:

He enters heaven with prayer.

And cry,

6 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,

Returning from his ways;
While angels in their songs rejoice,

“Behold, he prays !”
6 The saints, in prayer, appear as one,

In word, and deed, and mind, While with the Father and the Son

Sweet fellowship they find.
7 Nor prayer is made on earth alone;

The Holy Spirit pleads;
And Jesus on the eternal throne,

For mourners intercedes.
8 0 Thou by whom we come to God,

The Life, the Truth, the Way,
The path of prayer Thyself hast trod;

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 ;
For His grace and power are such,

None can ever ask too much. 3 With my burden I begin;

Lord, remove this load of sin:
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,

Set my conscience free from guilt. 4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest :

Take possession of my breast.
There Thy blood-bought right maintain,
And without a rival reign.

5 While I am a pilgriin here,

Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
As my guide, my guard, my friend,

Lead me to my journey's end. 6 Shew me what I have to do;

Every hour my strength renew.
Let me live a life of faith:
Let me die Thy people's death.


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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.
Our broken spirits pitying see;

True penitence impart;
Then let a healing ray from Thee

Beam hope on every heart.
2 When we disclose our wants in prayer,

May we our wills resign;
Let not a thought our bosoms share,

Which is not wholly Thine.
Let faith each meek petition fill,

And waft it to the skies;
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still,

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.
The guilt of our iniquity

Forgive, as we forgive.
From dark temptation's power,

From Satan's wiles defend;
Deliver in the evil hour,

And guide us to the end. 8 Thine, then, for ever be

Glory and power divine;
The sceptre, throne, and majesty

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;
To them unveil my smiling face,

And shed my glories round the place.
3 We meet at Thy command, dear Lord,

Relying on Thy faithful word :
Now send Thy Spirit from above,
And All our hearts with heavenly love.

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

Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love;
Brings every blessing from above.


3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight. Prayer makes the Christian's armour

And Satan trembles, when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees.
4 Were half the breath that's vainly spent

To heaven in supplication sent,
Our cheerful song would oftener be,
Hear what the Lord hath done for me.

697 Ezek. xxxvi. 37. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
EAR, gracious Sovereign, from Thy

And send Thy various blessings down:
While by Thine Israel Thou art sought,

Attend the prayer Thy word hath taught. 2 Come, sacred Spirit, from above,

And All the coldest heart with love;
Soften to flesh the rugged stone,

And let Thy godlike power be known. 3 Speak Thou, and from the haughtiest eyes

Shall floods of pious sorrow rise ;
While all their glowing souls are borne

To seek that grace which now they scorn. 4 O let a holy flock await,

Numerous around Thy temple-gate,
Each pressing on with zeal to be
A living sacrifice to Thee.

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?

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