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Prayer for the Witness of the Spirit.

DR. L. MASON.

DOWNS,

C. M.

Spirit of truth! on this thy day, To thee for help we cry, To guide us thro' the

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Prayer for the Witness of the Spirit.

1. Why should the children of a King dreary way Of dark mortal - i - ty. Go mourning all their days?

Great Comforter! descend and bring

Some tokens of thy grace. 2. Dost thou not dwell in all thy saints,

And seal them heirs of heaven? 176. “ To Thee for help we cry.

When wilt thou banish my complaints,

And show my sins forgiven? 1. SPIRIT of truth! on this thy day, To thee for help we cry,

3. Assure my conscience of her part To guide us through the dreary way In

my

Redeemer's blood; Of dark mortality.

And bear thy witness with

my

heart

That I am born of God. 2. We ask nut, Lord, the cloven flame,

Or tongues of various tone; 4. Thou art the earnest of his love, But long thy praises to proclaim

The pledge of joys to come; With fervor in our own.

And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,

Will safe convey me home 3. No heavenly harpings soothe our ear, No mystic dreams we share;

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Adoration.
Yet hope to feel thy comfort near,
And bless thee in our prayer.

1. O HOLY, holy, holy Lord !

Jehovah ! King of kings! 4.When tongues shall cease,and pow'r decay, To thee, exalted and adored, And knowledge empty prove,

Thy church her homage brings. Do thou thy trembling servants stay,

2. O Father ! hallowed be thy name! With faith, and hope, and love.

The pure shall see thy face,

Thy justice and thy love proclaim,177. "Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove."

Thy grandeur and thy grace. 1. COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

3. O Son ! with matchless glory crowned ! With all thy quickening powers,

Anointed Conqu'ror thou! Kindle a flame of sacred love

Above all names in heaven renowned, In these cold hearts of ours.

To thee all knees shall bow. 2. Dear Lord ! and shall we ever live 4. O Spirit ! infinite in might! At this poor, dying rate ?

Illumined by thy ray, Our love so faint, so cold to thee, The world, reclaimed froin nature's night, And thine to us so great ?

Shall own thy gracious sway. 3. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove! 5. O holy, holy, holy Lord ! With all thy quickening powers !

Jehovah ! God alone ! Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, O'er all exalted and adored ! And that shall kindle ours.

Eternal is thy throne !

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Holy Spirit: his Influences Sought.

BADEA, S, M,

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180. Prayer for the sanctifying Influence of the 3. By thine inspiring breath

Make every cloud of care, 1. COME, Holy Spirit, come!

And ev'n the gloomy vale of death,
Let thy bright beams arise;

A smile of glory wear.
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,
The darkness from our eyes.

4. Oh! fill thou

every

heart

With love to all our race; 2. Convince us of our sin;

Great Comforter, to us impart
Then lead to Jesus' blood,

These blessings of thy grace.
And to our wondering view reveal
The secret love of God.

182. 3. Revive our drooping faith,

The Spirits presence.
Our doubts and fears remove,

1. THE Comforter has come, And kindle in our breasts the flame

We feel his presence here,
Of never-dying love.

Our hearts would now no longer roam,

But bow in filial fear. 4. 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart, To sanctify the soul,

2. This tenderness of love, To pour fresh life in every part,

This hush of solemn power,
And new-create the whole.

'Tis heaven descending from above,

To fill this favored hour. 5. Dwell, Spirit, in our hearts ; Our minds from bondage free;

3. Earth's darkness all has fied, Then shall we know, and praise, and love

Heaven's light serenely shines,
The Father Son, and Thee.

And every heart, divinely led,

To holy thought inclines.

4. No more let sin deceive, 181. Blest Comforter Divine.

Nor earthly cares betray, . 1. BLEST Comforter divine !

Oh, let us never, never grieve
Let rays of heavenly love

The Comforter away!
Amid our gloom and darkness shine,
And guide our souls above.

Doxology, 2. Turn us, with gentle voice,

THE Father and the Son
From every sinful way,

And Spirit we adore;
And bid the mourning saint rejoice, We praise, we bless, we worship theo.
Though earthly joys decay

Both now and evermore!

Inspirer of Life, Peace, and Love.

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ELYRIA,

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Ho - ly Ghost, with light di - vine, Shine up - on this heart of mine!

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Holy Spirit, all Divine !" 1. HOLY GHost, with light divine, Shine upon

this heart of mine! Chase the shades of night away,

Turn my darkness into day.
2. Holy Ghost, with power divine,

Cleanse this guilty heart of mine ;
Long hath sin, without control,
Held dominion o'er

my

soul. 3. Holy Ghost, with joy divine,

Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Bid my many woes depart,

Heal my wounded, bleeding heart ! 4. Holy Spirit, all divine,

Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down every idol-throne;

Reign supreme, and reign alone !
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1. GRACIOUS Spirit, Love divine !

Let thy light within me shine;
All my guilty fears remove,

Fill me with thy heavenly love. 2. Speak thy pardoning grace to me,

Set the burdene sinner free;
Lead me to the Lamb of God,

Wash me in his precious blood. 3. Life and peace to me impart,

Seal salv:ition on my heart;
Breathe thyself into my breast,
Earnest of immortal rest.

4. Let me never from thee stray,

Keep me in the narrow way;
Fill my soul with joy divine,

Keep me, Lord ! for ever thine. 185,

" It is God that worketh in you." 1. Holy Ghost, thou Source of light!

We invoke thy kindling ray;
Dawn upon our spirits' night,

Turn our darkness into day. 2. To the anxious soul impart

Hope, all other hopes above;
Stir the dull and hardened heart

With a longing and a love. 3. Give the struggling peace for strife,

Give the doubting light for gloom; Speed the living into life,

Warn the dying of their doom. 4. Work in all, in all renew,

Day by day, the life divine;
All our wills to thee subdue,

All our hearts to thee incline.

2 Cor. i ; 22.

Life of all that lives below!
Let thy Spirit in us flow;
Let us all thy life receive,
From thee, in thee, ever live.

Doxology.
SING we to our God above
Praise eternal as his love;
Praise him, all ye heavenly host
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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2. Thou our feeble flesh hast

worn; Thou our mortal griefs hast borne;

Thou hast shed the human tear :
in-ward light, Comforter Divine !

Gracious Saviour, hear!
3. When the heart is sad within,

With the thought of all its sin;
When the spirit shrinks with fear,

Gracious Saviour, hear!
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The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.
JOHN xiv: 26.

4. Thou the shame, the grief, hast known; 1. HOLY GHOST, the Infinite! Shine upon our nature's night

Though the sins were not thine own, With thy blessed inward light,

Thou hast deigned their load to bear;

Gracious Saviour, hear' Comforter Divine! 2. We are sinful: cleanse us, Lord; 5. When our eyes grow dim in death ; We are faint; thy strength afford;

When we heave the parting breath; Lost-until by thee restored,

When our solemn doom is near, Comforter Divine !

Gracious Saviour, hear! 3. Like the dew, thy peace distill;

6. Thou hast bowed the dying head; Guide, subdue our wayward will, Thou the blood of life hast shed; Things of Christ unfolding still,

Thou hast filled a mortal bier : Comforter Divine !

Gracious Saviour hear! 4. In

us,
for
us,

intercede,
And, with voiceless groaning, plead 188.

Christ our Life.
Our unutterable need,
Comforter Divine !

1. LORD of mercy and of might,

Of mankind the life and light, 5. In us."Abba Father," cry

Maker, Teacher, Infinite-
Earnest of our bliss on high,

Jesus, hear and save!
Seal of immortality-
Comforter Divine!

2. Strong Creator, Saviour mild,

Humbled to a little child,
6. Search for us the depths of God; Captive, beaten, bound, reviled
Bear us

up
the
starry road,

Jesus, hear and save!
To the height of thine abode,
Comforter Divine!

3. Borne aloft on angels' wings,

Throned above celestial things,

Lord of lords, and King of kings 187.

Jesus, hear and save! “Touched with the feeling of our infirmities.” 1. When our heads are bowed with woe; 4. Soon to come to earth again, When our bitter tears o'erflow;

Judge of angels and of men, When we mourn the lost, the dear, Hear us now, and hear us then; Gracious Saviour, hear!

Jesus, hear and save!

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Behold, I fall be - fore thy face: My on-ly ref- uge is thy grace.

Create in me a clean heart."

PSALM 61.

ECCLES. ix: 10.

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But wisdom shows a narrow path, 2. No bleeding bird, nor bleeding beast,

With here and there a traveler. Nor hyssop branch, nor sprinkling priest, Nor running brook, nor flood, nor sea, 2.“ Deny thyself, and take thy cross," Can wash the dismal stain away.

Is the Redeemer's great command : 3 Jesus, my God! thy blood alone : Nature must count her gold but dross, Hath power sufficient to atone:

If she would gain this heavenly land. Thy blood can make me white as snow; 3. The fearful soul that tires and faints, No Jewish types could cleanse me so.

And walks the ways of God no more, 4 While guilt disturbs and breaks my peace, Is but esteemed almost a saint,

Nor flesh, nor soul hath rest or ease : And makes his own destruction sure. Lord, let me hear thy pard’ning voice,

4. Lord ! let not all my hopes be vain; And make my broken bones rejoice.

Create my heart entirely new; 190. Probation in this Life only.

Which hypocrites could ne'er attain; J. LIFE is the time to serve the Lord,

Which false apostates never knew The time t'insure the great reward; And while the lamp holds out to burn, The vilest sinner may return.

1. DEEP are the wounds which sin has made; 2 Life is the hour that God has given

Where shall the sinner find a cure ? T escape

from hell and fly to heaven; In vain, alas, is nature's aid; The day of grace, -and mortals may The work exceeds all nature's power. Secure the blessings of the day.

2. And can no sovereign balm be found ? 8 Then what my thoughts design to do, And is no kind physician nigh,

My hands, with all your might pursue, To ease the pain and heal the wound, Since no device, nor work is found,

Ere life and hope forever fly? Nor faith, nor hope, beneath the ground.

3. There is a great physician near, 4 There are no acts of pardon passed

Look up, O fainting soul, and live; In the cold grave to which we haste ;

See, in his heavenly smiles appear But darkness, death, and long despair

Such ease as nature cannot give! Reign in eternal silence there.

4. See, in the Saviour's dying blood, “ The Narrow Way." 191. Matt. vii : 13, 14.

Life, health, and bliss abundant flow! 1. Broad is the road that leads to death, 'Tis only this dear sacred food

Ånd thousands walk together there; Can ease thy pain, and heal thy woe.

192.

JER. viii: 22.

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