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3 Bound on a voyage of awful length,
Through dangers little known; A stranger to superior strength,
Man vainly trusts his own. 4 But oars alone can ne'er prevail
To reach the distant coast; The breath of heaven must swell the sail,
Or all the toil is lost.
352. 7s. M. MERRICK.
Seeking a clean Heart. Ps. 19.
Who can tell how oft he strays?
Wrapt within my heart's disguise. 2 Let my tongue, from error free,
Speak the words approved by thee;
Let my thoughts accepted rise.
And thy healing grace implore,
353. L. M. 61. WESLEY'S COL.
Imploring Forgiveness and Renewal of Heart.
Our multitude of sins forgive!
2 The covenant of forgiveness seal,
And all thy mighty wonders show!
And not one evil thought remain ! 3 O put it in our inward parts,
The living law of perfect love !
L. M. WATT8. Seeking Forgiveness. Ps. 51. 1 0 Thou that hear'st when sinners cry,
Though all my crimes before thee lie,
But blot their memory from thy book. 2 Create my nature pure within,
And form my soul averse to sin;
Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 3 I cannot live without thy light,
Cast out and banished from thy sigtit:
And guard me, that I fall no more. 4 A broken heart, my God, my King,
Is all the sacrifice I bring;
5 O may thy love inspire my tongue !
Salvation shall be all my song;
355. L. M. WATTS.
A Penitent pleading for Pardon. Ps. 51. 1 Show pity, Lord; O Lord, forgive;
Let a repenting rebel live:
May not a sinner trust in thee?
The power and glory of thy grace:
So let thy pardoning love be found. 3 0 wash my soul from every sin,
And make my guilty conscience clean;
And past offences pain mine eyes.
Whose hope, still hovering round thy word, Would light on some sweet promise there, Some sure support against despair.
356. C. M.
I all my soul display;
2 If, lurking in its inmost folds,
I any sin conceal,
The secret guile reveal.
Unknowing I remain,
Wash out the hateful stain. 4 If, in these fatal fetters bound,
A wretched slave I lie,
To light and liberty.
Be gentle pity given;
And seal its claim to heaven.
357. C. M. H. H. MILMAN.
Praying for Divine Help. 1 Oh help us, Lord ! each hour of need
Thy heavenly succor give; Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live. 2 Oh help us, when our spirits bleed,
With contrite anguish sore, And when our hearts are cold and dead,
Oh help us, Lord, the more.
More firmly to believe;
The more shall he receive.
4 Oh help us, Father! from on high ;
We know no help but thee;
As thine in heaven to be.
358. L. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
Amidst Temptation. 1 My gracious Lord! whose changeless love
To me, nor earth nor death can part;
Ah, what shall fix this faithless heart? 2 Cold, weary, languid, heartless, dead,
To thy dread courts I oft repair;
I come; nor know that God is there! 3 O God, thy sovereign aid impart,
And guard the gifts thyself hast given;
And life, and happiness, and heaven. 4 Would aught with thee my wishes share,
Though dear as life the idol be,
359. S. M. BEDDOME.
Oppressed with grief and fear;
And he refuse to hear?