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112th M. 592SCHEFFLER. Translated by J. WESLEY. iMHEE will I love, my strength, my tower;
Thee will I love, my joy, my crown;
Fills my whole soul with chaste desire. 2 I thank Thee, uncreated Sun,
That Thy bright beams on me have shined;
Bids my freed heart in Thee rejoice. 3 Uphold me in the doubtful race,
Nor suffer me again to stray;
Fill, satiate, with Thy heavenly light. 4 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears ;
Give to my heart chaste, hallowed fires;
In Thy sole glory may unite.
Thee will I love, my Lord, my God;
Thee shall I love in endless day.
WATTS. 1 WHEN in the light of faith divine
We look ,
How vain and dangerous too!
2 God is mine all-sufficient good,
My portion and my choice;
And all my powers rejoice.
And tempts my heart anew;
Nor part with heaven for you.
Luke xii. 36. S. M. DODDRIDGE. E servants of the Lord,
Observant of His heavenly word,
And watchful at His gate.
And trim the golden flame;
For awful is His name.
And while we speak, He's near. Mark the first signal of His hand,
And ready all appear. 4 O happy scrvant he,
In such a posture found !
And be with honour crowned.
With His own royal hand,
Amidst the angelic band.
Isaiah xxxviii. 18, 19. L. M. WATTS. 1 WAKE, my zeal, awake, my love,
To serve my Saviour, here below, In works which perfect saints above And holy angels
2 Subdue thy passions, O my soul,
Maintain the fight, thy work pursue,
And be thy victories ever new.
There are no foes to encounter there ;
And finish all the glorious war. 4 Let every flying hour confess
I gain Thy gospel fresh renown;
596 Heb. xii. 1, 2. C. M. DODDRIDGE 1 A
WAKE, my soul, stretch every nerve, A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
And an immortal crown.
Hold thee in full survey ;
And onward urge thy way.
That calls thee from on high :
To thine aspiring eye;
Which shall new lustre boast,
Shall blend in common dust.
Have I my race begun;
I'll lay my honours down.
597 Levit. vil. 35.
S. M. C. WESLEY. 1 CHARGE to keep I have,
A God to glorify;
And fit it for the sky:
My calling to fulfil;
To do my Master's will.
As in Thy sight to live;
A strict account to give.
And on Thyself rely ; Assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall for ever die.
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1 Thess. v. 6. ISRAEL, to thy tents repair:
Thy Lord commands thee to beware ;
For many foes thy camp surround.
O Israel, gird thee for the fight.
Arise, and put thy foes to flight. 3 O sleep not thou as others do :
Awake, be vigilant, be brave.
Must wear the fetters of the slave. 4 A nobler lot is cast for thee,
A crown awaits thee in the skies;
5 No, though a careless world repose
In fatal slumbers through life's day,
HIS LOVE AND ZEAL, 599
Levit. vi. 13. L. M. C. WESLEY. 1 0
THOU who camest from above,
The pure celestial fire to impart, Kindle a flame of sacred love
On the mean altar of my heart. 2 There let it, for Thy glory, burn,
With inextinguishable blaze;
In humble prayer and fervent praise. 3 Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
To work, and speak, and think for Thee;
And still stir up Thy gift in me. 4 Ready for all Thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,
600 1 Thess, V. 6.
. 6. C. M. WATTS 1 drowsy powers, why sleep ye so?
Awake, my sluggish soul;
Yet nothing's half so dull.
And stars their courses move;
Come flying from above;